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The Cherish Romper-Crochet Now Magazine

I'm so happy to be able to share my latest design for Crochet Now magazine! The Cherish Romper features in Issue 50. If you've been following me on Instagram for a while you may have seen a similar version of this style before. This classic ribbed romper was one of the first garments I designed when my daughter was a baby, she's 3 now so it's great to finally see it published (it was on my to-do list for a while!)! I wanted to make a cute romper that would look great layered with warm woolly tights and knitted cardigans in the colder months. I always try to avoid sewing in my designs where possible so this style is made in one piece from the top down, adding the straps and buttons to finish.

Yarn used is the  Bernat Softee Baby in soft red, this premium acrylic yarn comes in a beautiful range of pastel colours. The 140g balls are perfect for baby soft clothing, blankets and accessories. You could use any acrylic dk yarn and the pattern includes 3 different size options…
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Bobble Stitch Christmas Trees- Free Crochet Pattern

I love the bobble stitch, it adds a really fun texture that can be used to create lots of different shapes and designs. Here they are the baubles to these cute little Christmas trees. 
These would make really fun decorations for the tree, gift wrapping or joined together for a festive garland
You will need dk yarn, a 4mm hook and some toy stuffing
Notes

Written in UK terms
Starting chain does not count as a stitch throughout.
Bobble stitches are worked on wrong side rows. Work 5 treble crochet together in 1 stitch eg. yarn over and and pull through 2 loops 5 times, yarn over and pull through 6 loops

Abbreviations

Ch- chain
St(s)- stitch(es)
Htr- half treble crochet
Dc- double crochet
Bo- bobble stitch
Htr2tog- half treble crochet 2 stitches together
Htr3tog- half treble crochet 3 stitches together

Pattern

Row 1: Ch 17, htr in 2nd chain, htr to end, turn. = 15 sts
Row 2: Ch1, 2 htr, bo, 12 htr, turn. = 15 sts
Row 3: Ch1, htr2tog, 11 htr, htr2tog, turn. =…

Halloween Wall Hanging-Free Pattern

Trick or Treat?!

I love the texture the herringbone stitch gives, it creates a nice solid fabric, perfect for a wall hanging. This project is a fun introduction to crocheting with beads. Use chain stitch lettering to personalise your wall hanging and finish with fringing. I made these as a fun Halloween decoration but you can also change the colours and letters to make a personalised wall hanging for a children’s bedroom (see photos below). They would work great as a seasonal decoration with a festive theme too!

You Will Need:

knitcraft everyday dk 1x 50g in black (MC) white (CC1) and orange (CC2)
4mm crochet hook
30cm dowel
8 plastic beads,the skull beads and stars are both available at hobbycraft
Needle for sewing and threading beads onto the yarn

Tension not critical but my gauge was 20 sts in hbhtr x16 rows = 10cms

Abbreviations

Pattern written in UK terms

MC- main colour, 
CC- contrast colour, 
Ch- chain, 
HBhtr- herringbone half treble crochet, 
HBhtrB- herringbone half treble with bead, see …

The Brook Crochet Cowl-Free Pattern

I was so happy to be asked to be a guest blogger for the Bella Coco Crochet blog this month. Thanks so much to Sarah-Jayne for featuring my pattern!

The Brook Cowl was inspired by the beautiful Caron x Pantone yarn I received with one of the recent Crochet Society boxes. This luxurious chunky yarn is a merino acrylic blend, making it super soft and lovely to work with. The wave like stitches make this a therapeutic and really satisfying project that you won't want to put down! I used 1x 100g skein in the Morning Blues colourway, but check out the full range of colours available at lovecrafts.com


Find the free pattern on the Bella Coco blog here

Shop the yarn here

I hope you enjoy the pattern, as always you can tag me on Instagram @HelloMoonCrochet so I can see and share your work

Thank you to Lovecrafts.com for providing yarn support, post contains affiliate links



Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran- Baby Blanket

The Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran is a luxurious soft, yet practical yarn making it perfect for blankets, clothing and accessories, and is available in 32 shades
The cashmere and merino wool is blended with acrylic to make it super soft but also machine washable.

I used my Honeycomb Diamonds Blanket  pattern to make a small baby blanket measuring 28x32 inches and chose 4 main colours: Stone (27) 2x50g Baby pink (603) 2x50g Grey (9) 2x50g Lilac (84) 2x50g
plus White (25) 1x50g for the border



In total I used 360g of yarn and used each main colour for 16 rows. You could adjust this to just 1 solid colour throughout or use less rows of several different colours to create a fun striped effect.
I added a simple border using 4 rows of double crochet (UK terms) see pattern for alternative border using puff stitches
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran is available exclusively from lovecrafts.com and comes in 32 beautiful shades.
Yarn info:
55% Merino Wool, 33% Acrylic, 12% Cashmere 50g, 90m/98 y
Patt…

Granny Square Purse Tutorial

This is a super quick and fun make using any granny square pattern you like. It’s a great way of using up any yarns scraps you have and would work well using lots of different types of yarn. I used knitcraft cotton blend yarn from hobbycraft with a 4mm hook but you could use any yarn and hook size to suit. Simply make a 7 round granny square using your preferred method or use the pattern below. I wanted to use quite a solid square. You’ll then finished with a row of double crochet and sew. Change colour after each row if you like, just remember to work over your yarn tails as you go to save time weaving in all those ends later.

You will need:
Cotton blend yarn in 4 colours. I used purple, hot pink, mustard and teal
4mm hook
1 button



In UK terms:


Rnd1. Make a magic ring and chain 3 (equals 1 treble crochet stitch throughout)  3x treble crochet, chain 2 (4 trebles, chain 2) x3, slip stitch to top of chain 3 to join then fasten off
Rnd2-7. Joining new colour in any stitch, Chain 3, work…

Honeycomb Diamonds Blanket

I’m so happy to be able to say my new blanket pattern is now available!!! This design has been such a long time coming. I’d had this idea floating around in my head for months until I finally had enough time to start making it. The idea started off when I was making cushion covers and working out how to join hexagons together to make a square shaped panel. When I played around  with the templates it dawned on me that by spacing the hexagons slightly it would create a diamond pattern in between the hexies. The really fun thing about this design is that you can get creative with it. Use as many or as few colours as you like. I went for a solid mustard colour with cream for the border. My wonderful pattern testers used a variety colours to create a pretty striped effect. The pattern is written to make a blanket measuring 34x40 inches. I’ve also included simple instructions on how to adapt the sizing. Once you understand the pattern you could use it to make so many different projects too…