The pattern also contains a photo tutorial for people who are left handed. I tried to figure out the stitch from the photo tutorial but couldn't make it work. So, I searched the web and found this video tutorial from Crochet Geek for broomstick lace. After watching this video, crocheting the cuff was very simple!
Father's Day is Sunday, June 17, 2012. This year, why not give dad a
homemade gift from the heart. Below is a list of free crochet patterns
that would make excellent gifts for dad.
1. Crochet golf club covers by Lion Brand Yarn.
A great gift for any dad that likes to golf. This pattern has an
intermediate skill level and will take one skein of yarn to complete.
Personalize them and make them your own by using dad's favorite colors.
I just finished two new crochet projects. The first project I completed was this newborn flower diaper cover and matching headband. Before starting this project I searched the web for a free diaper cover pattern but wasn't pleased with the results. So, I caved in and purchased a pattern from Craftsy. The pattern I used was designed by Little Abbee and I am very happy with the way it turnout out.
To crochet this set I used Vanna's Choice yarn in eggplant with white yarn trim and buttons.
My next project was this sock monkey hat and matching diaper cover. I used the same diaper cover pattern as above only without the flower. For the hat, I started with this pattern from Knotty Knotty Crochet, sock monkey hat, and made a few adjustments. I added an extra increase row because I felt that my hat came out too small the first time around. I also added a round of single crochets in red around the entire bottom of the hat to give it a more finished look.
I created the Mickey toilet tissue box and toilet paper roll cover patterns while making a custom order for a family friend. The Mickey pattern has been so popular that I decided to make a Minnie version as well.
This pattern is available for $2.99 via Craftsy: Buy now
Or via Ravelry:
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I found this pattern for owl fingerless gloves on Ravelry as a free download by Erika Ward. I wanted to make a pair of fingerless gloves like these for a while but every pattern I found was for knitting and not crocheting.
The pattern was pretty easy to follow and the gloves came out looking just like the photos in the pattern. I modified it a bit and added a ribbed texture to the bottom rows of the gloves.
The pattern for these fingerless gloves can be found HERE
A few weeks ago I sent a box full of finished crochet items to Danielle from DMW Photography to be photographed for my Etsy shop. I just received some of the photos from the shoot yesterday and I absolutely love how they turned out.
My husband and I stopped over to visit my new nephew yesterday and we took some photos of him in the hat I made for his birth announcement. The crochet bear hat fit him perfectly, although he wasn't thrilled to be wearing it in the 90 degree, humid Florida weather :)
A great simple project for a crocheter of any skill level is a headband. Headbands are also a nice way to use up some of the scrap yarn you have lying around. Plus, you can wear them year round. Here are some of my favorite free patterns for crochet headbands.
Just a reminder that tomorrow is our Saturday link party. Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Show off what you have been working on this week. All submissions are welcome. The top visited links will be featured in a special blog post.