Tiny Peony

free crochet flower pattern - This pattern includes instructions for making 2 different peonies, a flower bud, and a leaf. You'll just need some dk weight yarn scraps and a 2.75 mm crochet hook to create your own tiny peony bouquet.

Some of my fondest Spring time memories involve peonies. My great grandmother had a large peony bush. She would take toothpicks and carefully poke them through the flowers to create 'arms and legs'. With some imagination, a peony becomes a dancer twirling in a flowing dress or a queen wearing a ruffled bustle. These peonies …

Crochet Nemophila pattern

FREE crochet flower pattern - Nemophila flowers (aka Baby Blue Eyes) are quite easy to crochet! #crochet #flower #pattern #free

I was looking for a simple flower to offset my crochet poppies when I spotted Nemophila flowers (aka Baby Blue Eyes). I found it really fun & easy to recreate them in crochet form! I experimented with a few different hook sizes. I think that a little bit of variation in the size of these …

Iceland Poppy Pattern

FREE crochet Iceland poppy pattern - make a bunch of realistic crochet poppies for a Mother's Day bouquet or a Spring flower crown #crochet #flower #poppy #free #pattern

Poppies are definitely my favorite flower. Last Spring I created my first crochet pattern, a red field poppy (you can get that free pattern HERE.) After almost a year of pattern making I decided to revamp my original poppy! I think this pattern looks even more realistic. This pattern uses a combination of worsted and dk …

Tiny Crochet Daisies

FREE crochet daisy pattern & a tutorial for making stems for your crochet flowers

Even though it doesn't feel like it yet, Spring is here! I'm working on a seasonal crocheted flower crown. The first (and smallest) flowers that I've created are these tiny daisies. They work up super quickly so you can make a bunch between larger crochet projects! I took my daisies a step further and made …

Crochet Succulents

Rosette Succulents - FREE crochet pattern & tutorial. Use items that you already have at home to make your crochet succulents look even more realistic! picotpals.com #succulents #free crochet pattern

Warmer temperatures and longer days have me yearning for Spring! I've started getting into gardening again. While I was propagating succulents I thought, "Why not crochet one?". This thought prompted a crochet succulent journey. I've experimented with a few  patterns & techniques to come up with something that I think looks really true to nature. …

The Ribbon Berry Stitch

Ribbon Berry Stitch crochet video tutorial and pattern - I really love the texture and stretch of this stitch. It's so much fun to make!

Continuing with my foray into the world of crochet ribbed stitches, I decided to try out this gorgeous ribbon berry stitch. I first spotted the stitch in this blogpost from 2012. Immediately I had to learn how to do it! I have to admit, I struggled a lot to get the 'berry' just right. Sometimes …

Llama Bobbins!

Organize your yarn scraps and embroidery thread with these cute llama thread bobbins! There are two free printables available for download

I hate to throw away yarn scraps. I go through bouts of collecting scraps followed by periods of purging my messy workspace. To break this cycle, I sorted through my pile of odds and ends. I created these llama bobbins to organize and display my favorite yarns and threads! There are two files. One has …

Color Block Beanie

Color Block Beanie FREE crochet pattern and video tutorial - Creating a color block look with crochet was much easier than I expected. This technique is a great way to use up smaller amounts of yarn!

It's taken me quite some time to get this pattern just right but I've persevered! I love how well this beanie fits and stretches. Scroll down for the free pattern and video tutorial You can get the printable version of this pattern for $1.99 HERE. Color Block Beanie A Crochet Pattern by Picot Pals Finished …

Yarn Over Slip Stitch Ribbing

free crochet pattern and video tutorial for this faux knit crochet stitch. It looks super similar to a knitted Fisherman's rib stitch!

This has got to be my favorite crochet ribbing so far! It looks quite similar to a knitted fisherman's rib stitch (which I have always been a fan of). I tried out this stitch with an aran weight yarn and worsted weight yarn. I'm really happy with the way that the stitch looks and feels …

The Wave Beanie

The Wave Beanie - Free crochet beanie pattern

*EDIT - I've since updated this pattern, you can see the newer version of this pattern HERE.* Recently I've purchased my first beanie! I know that might sound a little crazy to anyone else who lives in the Northeastern U.S., but I've never really been a hat person until this winter. I made the wave …