Free Pattern: Granny Square Scrubby

A few days ago I crocheted two circles to show the difference between a slip stitch join and an invisible join (you can read more about that here). I decided to transform these circles into granny squares and make a little shower scrubby! I made the scrubby out of a light DK weight cotton in …

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 …

How to make Crochet Color Swatches

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      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, …