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New Year, New Hop

Hi everybody, have you missed me? I know I have been a little absent on the blogging front. In the past three years I gave birth to two beautiful girls and my life has been turned upside down since. As I start settling into the life of a mother of two I have all kinds of plans to get my design business back on track. To start this new year and new lease on my creative flow me and 11 friends have decided to participate in a pattern sales event. Below, from the 8th through the 21st of January, you will find a daily link to a new pattern which has been discounted down to $2 during the course of the event.

Follow along each day by looking out for my daily Instagram posts and emails. On each patterns feature day, just follow the link under their pattern photo, and use the code NEWYEAR24. If you are unable to support us through buying this month (we all know how much we spend on patterns during the holidays), please give these lovely designers a follow on their social medias linked under their pattern link. A like can really go a long way to help with those pesky social media algorithms.

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10 Crochet Tees for Summer

Summer Tees Crochet Pattern Roundup

Ten Crochet Tees for Summer

Are you still looking for a top to crochet to satisfy that Summer feeling? Don’t worry you still have time before Autumn is here. Check out these awesome Summer Crochet Tees.
Summer Tees Crochet Pattern Roundup
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Hi everyone, it’s been a very strange summer so far. With the virus keeping people indoors it’s hard to feel like its Summer in our air-conditioned homes. If you are like me you are probably still making some winter wear you started last September when you swore it would be ready to wear for the snow! With that in mind, I decided to gather and share my favourite fast Summer shirt makes that would be ready before the season changes. Most of the Crochet Tees are made in a nice airy texture making them good for early Autumn also.
This post is the first in a series of roundups, aimed to bring you some beautiful new patterns from your new favourite designers. If you want to be alerted to when a new round up releases sign up to my newsletter here.


Free Crochet Tee Patterns

1. Crochet Summer Romance Tee, by Blue Star Crochet
Crochet Lace T shirt
To start our round-up I have chosen the Summer Romance Tee by the lovely Veronika. This top is made in two easily seamed flat pieces so is super fast to knock out in a couple of days. I love the fit of this lacy top and how complex it looks. Head over to the Blue Star Crochet blog to see the free pattern, or to support the designer by purchasing the downloadable pattern.

2. The Peplum Summer Top, by Knitting with Chopsticks

Crochet Peplum
How beautifully simple is this Peplum design by Hortense? This design looks like the perfect wardrobe staple for Summer. A beautiful crochet tee, made originally in cotton yarn it will be super breathable while looking super feminine. Get the free pattern over on the Knitting with Chopsticks Blog.

3. The Marielle Lace Tee, by Sincerely Pam

Our third top is part of a larger set of designs. Love the stitch pattern but don’t want a tee? Head over to the Sincerely Pam Blog where you can find patterns for children’s size Marielle, the Addy lace Cardigan as well as a lovely Slouch beanie and shawl!

4. The Sizzling Summer Top, by Crochets by Trista

Trista definitely knocked it out of the park for her first garment design. The simple eyelet repeat is very easy to follow along, with minimal chances of frogging! Go get the pattern over on the Crochets by Trista Blog.

5. The Shelby Top, by Desert Blossom Crafts

 Shelby Lace crochet top
Ok, so I may be biased when it comes to anything purple, but look at how gorgeous Rachels lace is! I love how flowy this shirt is, and even more, it was made with Darn Good Yarn Linen yarn. Head over to Desert Blossom Crafts to get the free pattern.

6. The Two-Tone Tee with Ties, by Crochet with Mary Beth

Crochet Tied Shirt
This next tee seemed so unique to me, the idea of tying two different fabrics together to create one piece is so pretty. Made mostly from dc’s the garment makes up super fast, and with that two-tone effect, the colour choices are endless! get the free pattern from Mary Beth over on her blog.

7. The Wandering Free Summer Top, by A Crocheted Simplicity

Summer Crochet T Shirt
This next one is a personal favourite. The simple repeat and lines of this tee make it gorgeous as an everyday top and a party top for Autumn. The construction of the sleeves also makes it super breathable in hot weather. Get the free pattern by A Crocheted Simplicity here.

8. The Yuma Tank, by Needle Klankers

Lace Crochet Tshirt
Once again we have such beautiful colouring and really simple construction. The Yuma Tank goes up to 5X in sizing so makes for a really versatile pattern. Head over To the Needle Klankers site to get the free pattern.

Premium Crochet Patterns

I couldn’t resist these patterns, so I have added in two beautiful premium patterns. If you have liked any of the patterns so far today, please support the designer by purchasing their printable patterns. Each is available through their individual blogs. Remember every purchase helps designers to continue to offer free patterns on their sites.
9. Carnival Glass, by Sati Glenn
Keyhole Crochet Tee
My first premium design is by the lovely Sati Glenn. Colour choice is key to making this lace piece into a work of art. Head over to Sati’s Ravelry to purchase the inexpensive pattern.

10. The Butterfly Trails Top, by Crystalized Designs

Lace Tube top
The last pattern in our round-up is so pretty. If you are looking for a modern or unique piece this top is definitely ticking both those boxes. Head over to the blog to get your premium pattern.
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Stash Busting Round up Week 1!

Stash Busting Challenge

The amazing Janne from Joy of Motion Crochet and Hortense from Knitting with Chopsticks have invited me this month to be part of their awesome Stash busting idea!
Each week this month the ladies will be compiling some great crochet patterns, perfect for using up all those odds and ends of yarn we have lying around. 

How does it work?

Each week you can visit this page to get your round up of all the FREE PDF patterns on offer. Just copy down the code SBCHALLENGE and visit each of the pattern links below to go to the designers site. On each page you will find a button that looks like this:
which will lead you to their Ravelry where you can download the pattern for free for a limited time. 
Download as many or as few patterns as you want! Don’t forget to tag any of your makes #SBCHALLENGE and link the designer because we would love to see your creations.
That’s all for the complicated stuff, here are the lovely designs!
Week 1 April 1st to April 7th.

These patterns are no longer free as part of the stash busting challenge, but many are still free as part of a blog post. Scroll down for Week 2 patterns.

The Crochet Easy Plant Hanger – Janne of Joy of Motion Crochet.

The Peek A Boo Beanie – Hortense of Knitting with Chopsticks.
Pretty in Pink Booties – Susan of Fosbas Designs.
Brighton Beanie – Sarah of Stitch and Hound.
Party Bear Coasters – Raffamusa of Raffamusa Designs.
Easter Eggs – Rachael of Desert Bloom Crafts.
Daisy Headband – Claire of Bear Rye.
Llama Wall Hanging – Claire of E’claire Makery.
Crochet Ragdoll Heart – Ragnhild of Yarnhild.
X Bangle – Courtney of Creations by Courtney.
Ice Cream Cozy – Sigoni of Sigoni Macaroni
Sweet and Simple Bow tie Head Warmer -Raelynn of Itchin’ for Some Stichin’ 
Kimono Baby Booties – Shehla of The Blue Elephants.
Luxe Spa Headband – Ashley of Through the Loop.
Lacey Little Hat – Suzanne of Crafting each Day.
Knotted Mesh Headband – Allison of Sweet Thing Crochet.
If you are looking for another challenge and more free patterns for the month of April head over to the In Bloom Spring Blanket CAL that I am hosting right here.

Stash Busting Challenge Week 2

Nordic Textured Coasters – Janne of Joy of Motion.

Tunisian Crochet Tresca Potholder – Raffamusa of Raffamusa Designs.

Triangular Headband – Claire of Bear Rye Crochet.

Soap Socks – Hortense of Knitting with Chopsticks.

Diamond Reflection Cowl – Amy of Another Mum Fights the Dust.

Bobble Fingerless Gloves – Claire of E’claire Makery.

Marley Beanie – Shehla of The Blue Elephants.

Cali the Cactus – Shannon of The Loophole Fox.

Cross Bookmark – Ashley of Edyth Blayn.

Coco Earrings – Courtney of Creations by Courtney.

Forest Trail Headband – Sarah of Ned & Mimi.

Two (or more) Colour Cowl – Claire of King and Eye.

Monkey Around Boot Cuffs – Ashley of Through the Loop.

Tulip Twist Headband – Tahryn of Burgundy & Blush.

Boho Plant Hanger – Brittany of Brittany Alice Crochet.

Mason Jar Cozies – Pam of Carroway Crochet.

Crochet Ragdoll Jellyfish – Ragnhild of Yarnhild.

Arewa Bracelet – Susan of Fosbas Designs.

Two-Toned Scrunchies – Rachel of Desert Blossom Crafts.

Sweet Daisies Potholder – Needle Klankers.

Farmhouse Washcloth – Sara of Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

Suze-Anna Raceback Top – Elizabeth of Desamour Designs.

Easter Eggs – Raelynn of Itchin’ for Some Stichin’

Baby Bunny Hat – Hannah of HanJan Crochet.

Embossed Heart Pouch – Allison of  Sweet Thing Crochet.

Mini Unicorn Amigurumi – Amanda of Loops and Love Crochet.

Stashbusting Washcloths – Suzanne of Crafting Each Day.

Freeze Pop Sleeve – Sigoni of Sigoni Macaroni

If you are looking for another challenge and more free patterns for the month of April head over to the In Bloom Spring Blanket CAL that I am hosting right here.

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8 Free Crochet Patterns to Finish Summer in Style- Summer Crochet Pattern Round up.

Hi Everyone,

Summer is almost over but that doesn’t mean there’s no time for summer projects! I love summer crochet, it gives for more creativity with colours and designs. Remember yarn crafts aren’t just for winter.

To finish off the summer I’ve decided to do the first in a series of free crochet pattern round ups from some talented designers to show case simple makes that can be made before the summer is over.

To allow me to be able to supply you lovely people free patterns all posts on this site contain Affiliate links and google ads which give me a small commission if you were to purchase the suggested products through them. 
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Without further ado, heres our free crochet patterns;

8 Free Crochet Patterns to Finish Summer in Style.

1. Watermelon Coasters – by Melanie of Counting Crafty.

I just love all the fruit themed crochet that has been making the rounds this summer! These cute little coasters are perfect for end of summer parties, or to jazz up any children’s room (or adult). Click the link in the title for the free pattern.

2. The Summer Festival Headband – by Sarah of  No Hooks Given 

This quick little make can add that extra something to any summer outfit.The tie on the back of the piece makes it a perfect one size fits all project.

So many wall hangings have been popping up in the past year but nothing beats this adorable llama from Eclaire Makery. The use of bobbles and added flower appliques add the perfect amount of texture.

4. Sunset beach tote – by Melanie of Counting Crafty

The Sunset Beach tote is such a cute summery make. Made with a sturdy construction this bag is the perfect tote for the beach or any summer outing.

I love this simple design. The magic cup carpet is the fastest make on this list, taking roughly 20 minutes to complete each coaster it makes for the perfect back to school gift for teachers or a fast craft fair make.

6. Chair Socks – by Hortense of Knitting with Chopsticks

If you are looking for simple home decor Hortense of Knitting with Chopsticks has these adorable chair socks. These socks are beginner friendly and work to snazz up any legged furniture. Its an amazing alternative to those adhesive non-slip pads.

7. Daisy Headband – by Claire of Bear Rye Creations

I love a good headband, for us short haired people it helps add a feminine touch. The Daisy headband is lightweight enough to be worn every season.

8. Reusable Scrubbies – by Faydra of Knottie Hooks

Check out Knottie Hooks, and her collection of eco-friendly reusable household makes. I love a good face scrubbie, they are a great alternative to disposable cotton pads and can be used for household cleaning too.

Like these Patterns? Why not try;
1. Diamond Skies, by Bear Rye
2. Ain’t no Mountain, by Bear Rye
3. Triangular Headband, by Bear Rye
4. Daisy Headband, by Bear Rye

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