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How To Make 5 Basic Crochet Shapes. The sculptural qualities of crochet are amazing!

How To Make 5 Basic Crochet Shapes

With crochet, any shape is possible – you can take off in any direction, add or subtract any stitches you like, go wild! That said, there are several basic shapes most crocheters will eventually use, beyond the straight line. These shapes are the building blocks of hats, bags, toys, amigurumi, finger puppets, and so much more.

So let’s round five of them up today and pin them all down in one place! Circles are how you start a hat, some bags, spheres, and more. Crocheted Snowball Wreath. I’m dreaming of some snow this winter.

Crocheted Snowball Wreath

Just enough so my boys can build a snowman in the backyard While I wait for those first few flakes, I decided to make a little bit of a winter wonderland in our house and I’m starting with this crocheted snowball wreath! Hello Kitty amigurumi for a friend. I've been thinking about making an amigurumi Hello Kitty for the longest time but I always ended up making different things.

Hello Kitty amigurumi for a friend

I finally hunkered down and came up with a pattern for this mini Hello Kitty. It's part of a Christmas present for a good friend. The process ~ I thought about the general shape of Hello Kitty's head first - she sort of has this flat, oval shaped head so crocheting in the round with a magic circle would not suffice. Amigurumi. I found a Koala Amigurumi Pattern in the Woman’s Day website and I have some off-white and gray organic cotton yarns on hand, so I made a pair of these small little stuffed koalas for my kids in reverse color.

Amigurumi

Some ideas to make it differently: 1. This adorable little koala is about 3-5″ tall only (depend on your yarn and the matching hook size), install a key ring on it’s head and turn it into a key chain, hang it to the bag’s zipper. 2. If we sew the limbs closer to the center of the body and insert 4 small strong magnets to the tip of each limb, you can make it “huggy” and hug on a tree branch or at the edge of your curtain or your pencil, ruler etc… 3. And, and…. instead of poly-fills, stuff beads into the body to weight it down and with the magnets of it limbs, it can be a cute memo holder on your desk too. Teeny Tiny Crochet Pumpkin Pattern. Fall is just around the corner and it's my favorite season! I am already working on some fall crafts to decorate my home and one of the first things I did was make little crochet pumpkins. This is a simple little pattern that leaves you with a tiny little ridged pumpkins.

Teeny Tiny Crochet Pumpkin PatternMaterials: -Vanna's Choice Yarn -Size G (4.0mm) Crochet Hook -Tapestry Needle -Poly-filAbbreviations: SC= Single Crochet HDC= Half Double Crochet Working in back loops only... Pirate Granny Squares Crochet Patterns. On her blog, the wheels starting turning in my head of all the different granny squares I could make.

Pirate Granny Squares Crochet Patterns

The pirate boy was something I've been wanting to work on for weeks and when I finally put yarn to hook, it came out pretty darn cute! With some great feedback and advice from my , I perfected the pattern and then was inspired to create more! So here I present to you a Pirate Boy Granny Square, a Skull and Crossbones Granny Square, a Pirate Ship Granny Square and a Parrot Granny Square!

Crochet Snowman Pattern. Your holiday decorating won't be complete without this cozy crochet snowman amigurumi!

Crochet Snowman Pattern

I'm envisioning a whole family of them sitting on my mantel :) They would also make a wonderful handmade gift for kids and adults! Materials: -Worsted weight yarn in white, black, and red. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice. -Size G6 (4mm) Crochet Hook -Safety Eyes (Black, 6mm) -Tapestry needle -Poly-fil stuffing -Poly-fil beads/ Poly-pellets* -Stitch marker *Although you could stuff the entire snowman with regular poly-fil stuffing, I recommend weighting the bottom of it with Poly-Pellets so your snowman will easily stand upright. Abbreviations:Magic Ring Tutorial SC = Single Crochet SC Decrease = Single Crochet Decrease Crochet Snowman Pattern Finished snowman measure approx. 6" tall (from hat to bottom) and 3" at its widest point.

Magic ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC inside ring, pull tight and continue to SC in rounds (do not join). Fasten off and weave in ends. Crochet Snowman Hat Pattern. Start your rounds in the same stitch as your chain.

Crochet Snowman Hat Pattern

Join your rounds to the first DC, NOT the chain. Your last stitch should be in the stitch before your chain. Worsted Weight Yarn in an accent color (like red) and black for the top hat Size I hook Tapestry Needle Poly-fil Two medium/large size buttons (about 1") 5 small buttons for the mouth First lets talk about the yarns I used. The main part of the hat (the white) uses chunky yarn. The earflaps, tails and pom poms and nose use Vanna's Choice worsted weight yarn. The small top hat uses Loops & Threads Impeccable in black. Pattern: Skinny Scarf. Add Flair To Your Afghans: Free Crochet Applique Patterns. Is your afghan missing something?

Add Flair To Your Afghans: Free Crochet Applique Patterns

Do you want to personalize your afghan but you’re still learning to master the art of crocheting? Look no further than these applique patterns. Easily customize your afghan, or any other crocheted item, with these free patterns! First, let’s start with some really easy crochet afghan patterns. Apple of My Eye Applique. Valentine XO Applique. Owl Granny Square Crochet Pattern. I posted this pattern on my friend Kara's crochet blog, Petals to Picots, back in August in honor of her Granny Month.

Owl Granny Square Crochet Pattern

But I thought I would share it with you again and show you how the owl squares are being used! I made them into an owl bunting for my friend Shannon's owl-themed gender reveal party! It was first displayed over the party food table... But now it sits over her daughters crib! They are expecting their baby girl in early January 2013 :) Crochet Snowman Applique Pattern. This cute little crochet snowman would make a perfect appliqué on a winter hat but also a wonderful ornament, magnet, or pin.

Crochet Snowman Applique Pattern

The appliqué measures approx. 3" x 2". I tried to make this pattern as simple as possible by making the body one piece, but you will still need to sew on the other elements. Whale crochet applique free pattern. Looking for a quick and easy crochet project that you can whip up in very little time, that get adorable results this week? Mr. Steve the whale crochet applique might be a perfect fit for you. Crochet Owl Pattern... I loved making the owl in my last post. When I saw the picture of it on Pinterest, I knew I wanted to make a few. But after searching for who posted the original picture, there was no pattern to be found. So, I decided to sit down and try to figure it out on my own. When I had requests for a pattern, well, I must say that I was very happy. Little Girl Vintage Dress Free Pattern. Little Girl Vintage Dress Free Pattern By AnnooCrochet Designs I have always wanted to Try to make a Crochet Dress, but was a little shy to try.

I am tremendously enjoying Creating Clothing for my Little Girl Abigail.Creating a dress in a small size somewhat seems less intimidating doesn't it? Anyway, here is the result...not too shabby if I may say so myself...;-) Crochet & Knitting. Crochet & Knitting. Free Crochet Pattern: Baby Pufferfish. Free Patterns. Hello, friends!

As you might know, I’m currently crocheting another multi-colored afghan, as inspired by Lucy’s design from Attic 24. After requests from fellow crocheters about how to go about making this beautifully unique picot flower granny square, here it is! I’ve written out instructions and made a video showing how to make the first four rounds of this crochet + picot flower combo. Remember: Lucy’s the designer, I’m merely the interpreter. Www.craftpassion.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/pattern.pdf.

Free Pattern – Crochet Drawstring Bag. Free Crochet Pattern L0624 Halloween Spider Magnet. 3 versions of elephant pattern by Jen Maude. Free Crochet Basketweave Bracelet Pattern. Crochet Pattern Central - Free, Online Crochet Patterns. Free Appliques Crochet Pattern Link Directory. Hoodless Grim Reaper in Creepy Cute Crochet: Finished Projects.

Amigurumi and the Perils of Deep Sea Diving. Getting back to basics... Creepy Cute Expansion Pack #1: The Swamp Witch. Creepy Cute Expansion Pack #2: The Valkyrie. Jellyfish_tutorial. The Summoning. Spooky Cultist Pattern This is a variation using the Basic Body and Basic Head from Creepy Cute Crochet Make 1 Basic Body using Charcoal yarn. Make 1 Basic Head using Almond yarn. Hood:(make 1 using Charcoal yarn) Row 1: ch 12, sc 11, continue to around to other side of chain, sc 11 Rows 2 through 11: ch 1, turn, sc 22 Row 12: ch 1, turn, sc 3, hdc 3, dc 3, tr 4, dc 3, hdc 3, sc 3, fasten off sl st around front-facing edge of Hood using red embroidery floss (use all six strands, bottom edge remains blank.

Cow Tipping, the Humane Way. Expansion Pack #1: Narwhal. Free Crochet Pattern: Baby Pufferfish. Creepy Cute Expansion Pack #3: The Pirate Captain. Creepy Cute Expansion Pack #6: Viking.