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Teddy Cowl-free knitting pattern

The Teddy Cowl is a quick simple knit and a great project for beginners. It works up really fast using super chunky yarn. The alternating stitches give great texture for a cosy, easy to wear accessory. Pattern includes sizing for adult and child’s sizes. Yarn pictured is King Cole Big Value Big in Petal. You could also substitute this for any super chunky yarn. The pattern is free and can be downloaded from my LoveCrafts designer page here Click here for more info on the yarn and here to find your nearest King Cole stockist. Yarn kindly gifted by King Cole, post contains affiliate links
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Seren Hexagon Blanket- Crochet Pattern

A hexagon blanket is a great way to show off an ombre effect yarn. Worked in the round using just 2 stitches throughout, this pattern works up fast and creates a lovely small blanket using just 2x 150g balls of yarn. I used the King Cole Curiosity DK in Mother of Pearl but you could substitute for any dk yarn you like. Using a gradient yarn means so need to change colour so it works up super fast! Finish with optional tassels or pom poms to each of the 6 points to finish. Pattern written in UK terms. Tension not critical but may effect overall size and yarn quantity needed. I worked to 18 tr over 10 rows for 10 cms. Finished blanket measures approx. 38 inches across at the widest point. Click here to download the pattern and visit Kingcole.com for more info on the yarn. *Post contains affiliated links. Yarn kindly gifted by King Cole, to find your nearest stockist click here

Crochet Jar Covers-free pattern

I'm really into upcycling at the moment. Every old plant pot and jar has been used in the garden this Summer and I struggle to throw anything away that could be re-used. Read on to find out how to turn an empty jar into a decorative vase with this quick and easy crochet pattern. You will need a clean glass jar, mine has a circumference of 26cm but you could adapt the pattern to suit another size by simply working more increases after row 3. You will also need a small amount or aran weight yarn. Pictured is King Cole Forest Aran in Avondale Forest. This new yarn is made from 100% recycled materials so was the perfect choice for this project! You will need: Aran weight yarn- I used King Cole Forest Aran in Avondale Forest 5mm hook Glass jar-26cm circumference Abbreviations (using UK terms) Htr- half treble crochet Dc- double crochet Ch- chain Sp- space St(s)- stich(es) Sl st- slip stitch Mc- magic circle Rep- repeat Notes Pattern is worked in

Cherish Romper-crochet pattern

My baby romper pattern is now available to download from my Lovecrafts.com designer page and Etsy shop. The Cherish Romper is made using just 1 100g ball of Paintbox Yarns Simply DK (or any dk yarn that works to the same tension) and the 5 page PDF includes sizing for 0-6, 6-12 and 12-24 months. This month the team at Lovecrafts.com are celebrating Indie June. June is all about celebrating all the incredible independent designers out there.  To help celebrate you can save 10% off your orders when purchasing a pattern by an independent designer! Use code HELLOMOON10 to receive 10% off your order total, see t&c's below Find out more about Indie June here and check out my other patterns here   Indie June is a great excuse to add some new designs to your pattern library, these are a few of my favourite independent designer patterns currently on the top of my to make list:  Sandbar Cardi by Toni @tlyarncrafts The Bubu Mini Ottoman by Emma @emmaknitty Confetti Waves Blanket b

The Madison Shawl -crochet pattern

I'm so happy to be able to share my latest pattern! The Madison Shawl is a design I first started working on last year. I had recently finished designing a scarf for Your Crochet and Knitting magazine using a similar stitch pattern and wanted to see if I could adapt that into a triangular shawl. It took me a few attempts, the first of which I was hooking up on the train to Yarndale back in September, so it feels great to have it finally have it finished and looking just as I hoped! I've recently started working on a 4 ply version with some of the beautiful merino from Irish Artisan Yarns that I picked up that same day. I'm really excited to see how it works up in a lighter weight yarn. The shawl is designed using just under 200g of dk yarn with a 4 mm hook but this could be adapted to suit your choice of yarn. A super chunky version would be lovely and cosy for the Winter! If using 4-ply yarn I’d recommend using a 6mm hook for a lacy lightweight effect, you

Skandi Star Coasters-free crochet pattern

This simple star motif uses cotton dk yarn and basic stitches to create a pretty coaster set. Inspired by the classic granny square and worked in the round; each central star is bordered with treble crochet clusters to create a ‘granny stripe’ effect.  Notes Pattern written in UK terms Tension not critical for this project but should be consistent throughout. Using a 4mm hook each coaster measures approx. 5in/20cms at the widest point. Starting 3 chain counts as 1 treble crochet stitch, keep this starting chain quite loose to make it easier to slip stitch into to join at the end of each round Pattern is worked in the round, do not turn your work at the end of each round Materials Knitcraft It’s Only Natural 100% organic cotton dk 1x 50g Cream 1x 50g Monica-peach 1x 50g Jake-cornflower Abbreviations Tr- treble crochet Ch- chain Dc- double crochet Htr-half treble crochet Sl st- slip stitch St(s)- stitch(es) Ch-sp- chain space Rep- repeat

Rainbow Cloud Decoration- free crochet pattern

We love spotting all the rainbow decorations people are hanging in their windows at the moment. My little ones made some simple cardboard rainbows recently which inspired this quick and easy crochet pattern. I hope you like it and have fun spotting the rainbows in your local area. You can use any type of yarn you like with a hook size to suit. I've made these in dk yarn with a 4mm hook and chunky yarn with a 6mm hook for a slightly bigger cloud. For the fluffy textured look I used vanilla truffle yarn from King Cole held together with a cream acrylic dk to make it easier to see the stiches. The tassels are made from leftover scraps of 4 ply for the smaller cloud and acrylic dk for the larger size. It's a great stash busting project, just use what you already have and get creative mixing different colours and textures. Notes: Pattern written in UK terms. Worked in the round after row 3 3 dtr= 1 dtr in each of the next 3 sts 2 tr in next st= 1 increase