Candy Corn Bear: Free Crochet Pattern

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Candy corn seems to be a seriously polarizing candy! Some of my friends love it while most of my family members can't stand it. Whether you love or hate candy corn, the confection is still a quintessential Halloween treat. I'm somewhat partial to candy corn in small quantities. I was inspired by these sugary morsels …

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Magic Lantern Granny Squares: Free Pattern

A while ago I stumbled upon a crochet diagram on Pinterest without a title or a designer. Upon doing a reverse image search I found out that this type of pattern is called a magic lantern. I still haven't found out who created the diagram but I'm still searching! Here are some of the lanterns …

Adding Felt to Amigurumi

I followed a pattern from the amigurumi book El Mundo De Pica Pau. I wanted to add my own personal touch to the pattern. I decided to add a fuzzy beige colored felt to the face of my penguin. It was my first time ever using a fell stitch to add felt to my crochet. I …

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 …

Crochet Invisible Join Tutorial

I first found out about the invisible join while researching crochet mandalas. Up Until today I had been joining rounds of crochet with a slip stitch. This is a pretty standard way to finish a round of crochet. I tested out the invisible join technique and the results were pretty impressive! The technique requires an extra …

Free Pattern: Mini Dream Catcher

  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 …

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 …