Free Pattern: Mini Dream Catcher

Last minute Christmas gifts to crochet - 16 FREE crochet patterns | a crochet pattern roundup at picotpals.com | A mini crochet dream catcher would make such a cute stocking stuffer!

  I've always wanted to make my own but the prospect of learning a new craft  seemed a little daunting. This dream catcher can be made with (mostly) basic crochet skills. I  got the idea to use a recycled plastic  base for a dream catcher after seeing an image of a crochet mandala within a …

23 Free Crochet Patterns: Sea Creatures

Free Crochet Patterns Sea Creatures

Ever since I was at the beach I had a craving to crochet sea themed things! I found a bunch of free crochet patterns for making different sorts of critters one might see along the coast. These patterns range from anatomically correct crochet specimen to huggable amigurimi plushies. I hope you can find your favorite …

Random Acts of Yarn: My First Foray Into Yarnbombing

yarn bomb crochet toadstools

What is yarnbombing? When I told my friends that I was working on a yarnbombing project, they had no idea what I was talking about. Yarnbombing is the warm n fuzzy, whimsical cousin of graffiti. Its urban art made with yarn instead of spray paint or chalk. These public works of art can range from …

Home Decor: 28 Free Crochet Patterns

I love how crochet is trending in home decor and fashion right now! I also love using things I already have (namely my yarn stash), to beautify my surroundings. Now that August is here and friends are moving into new apartments for the school year, I’ve been searching for crocheted home decor to create as …

How to make Crochet Color Swatches

paintbox yarns

      I've always had a tough time choosing the right colors to crochet with. I'd usually use my intuition to guide my color choices only to be dissatisfied with the end result and unravel after a few rows. I came across this article on crochet color swatches. I had to try out the technique for …

Free Crochet Pattern: Mini Mandala

Inspired by a basket of fresh peaches, I decided to make a summery little mandala!   You can buy an ad free, printable version of this pattern for $1.99 HERE on Etsy. Materials tapestry needle 3.25 mm crochet hook cotton DK weight yarn in 5 colors (I used this yarn in the shades washed teal, peach orange, bright peach, …

Crochet Onigiri

Onigiri is a yummy Japanese snack made from rice and a variety of other ingredients. You can make your own edible onigiri with this recipe and tutorial. Inspired by a bunch of cute onigiri food art images on Pinterest, I felt the need to create my own! I found this free pattern by Nathalie Nuisement and had to make it. …

Giraffe Baby Booties

To make these giraffe baby booties I used this free pattern from Croby Patterns. If you're looking for baby shoe patterns or new to crocheting, she makes a bunch of easy to follow patterns and video tutorials. Her site is definitely worth checking out! I used my own free pattern to make the giraffe's face. You can …

Free Bear Pencil Case Pattern

  I found this image on Pinterest and I became determined to make my own little bear bag. It was way too difficult for me to follow such a small diagram. Determined to make this bag, I tried twice to follow the pattern and failed. I ended up starting from scratch to make my own pattern. …