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Crochet Medal-free pattern

This was a fun little make I came up with after running my first 10k race. Race is probably not the right word though! I'm no athlete but I finished and its the taking part that counts right? I've been running for a few months now and every time I'd come home from my Saturday morning park run, my son would excitedly ask where my medal was. I decided when I did eventually get my first event medal it would be fun to make him one of his very own...so crochet to the rescue yet again! The children have had lots of fun with these over the school holidays and they're so quick to make



you will need:
3x50g paintbox yarns cotton dk in pink, white and blue
1x metallic dk in martini (you can substitute this for any cotton or acrylic dk yarn)
3.5mm hook
stitch marker
small amount of toy stuffing

Medal is made using the amigurumi technique and worked in a spiral. Do not join after each row, use stitch marker at beginning of each row to help keep count

Abbreviations:
dc-double croch…
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Sweetheart Wall Hanging-free crochet pattern

This heart shaped wall hanging is crocheted in the round using cotton dk yarn. The design can be crocheted around a hoop to make a pretty wall hanging or simply make a heart motif to embellish a card, clothing or turn lots of colourful hearts into a beautiful bunting. There are so many options with this fun and versatile design! A sweet gift or home d├ęcor, a set of 3 looks great hanging on a feature wall, you can have so much fun mixing up different colour combinations



You will need:
*Cotton dk yarn in 2 colours. I’ve used Paintbox Yarns cotton dk in paper white, dusty rose, duck egg blue, candyfloss pink, daffodil yellow and raspberry pink
*3mm hook
*6 inch embroidery hoop, makes 2 wall hangings
For heart design only work rows 1-6. Rows 7-9 in 2nd colour for the border and to attach to hoop
See row 9 for joining to the hoop, working htrb if using the smaller hoop or trb for the larger outer hoop
To change yarn colour, begin working dc as normal in colour 1, complete the st in colour 2, con…

Hopscotch Beanie-free crochet pattern

Made using 2 colours of Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Super Chunky this hat is fun, quick to make and so cosy!It’s worked in the round from the top down to the cuff. The main body of the hat is worked in continuous rounds with no seam and no need to slip stitch to join each round. This pattern will make a small ladies sized hat. You could also make this a larger/looser fit by adding another row of increasesafter row 5. I’ve also made this using a 7mm hook to make a matching child's size version. Use 2 100xg balls of super chunky yarn or 3 if making a looser fit or double cuff



You will need:
Super chunky wool mix 100g blush pink, 100g stormy grey (200g for bigger size or double cuff) Small amount of yarn for the pom pom- pictured is paintbox wool mix chunky in champagne white Pom pom maker 10, 9 and 8mm hook Stitch marker Scissors and darning needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations: Written in UK terms MC– magic circle Trb– treble crochet Ss– slip stitch ST– stitch Fptrb– front post treble Bptrb– back…

Plant pot covers-free crochet pattern

This quick little make is a great use for any leftover bits of t shirt or chunky yarn. I used the Hoooked ribbon and zpagetti yarns to make these cute little gifts for my little boy's pre-school teachers. The pattern would suit any yarn that has a small amount of stretch in it and it's really simple to adapt. I've made these using paintbox yarns chunky acrylic too and it works perfectly!

You will need:
Just a small amount of yarn and a hook size to match (with the t shirt or ribbon yarn I use 9mm or chunky acrylic with a 6mm)
a small plant pot. Mine measure approx. 2 inch diameter at the base, 2.5 inch diameter at the top and height = 2.5 inches
scissors and darning needle to weave in ends

Follow the basic pattern below increasing the number rows to adjust height or diameter

abbreviations:
mc = magic circle
st= stitch
hdc= us half double/uk half treble
ss= slip stitch
ch = chain

note-ch 1 does not count as a stitch

with t shirt yarn and a 9mm hook:
1. mc, ch 1 and work 6 …

T-Shirt Yarn Rug-Free Crochet Pattern

I love working with T-shirt yarn and it's perfect for making this chunky 'granny rectangle' rug. Working with T-shirt yarn can be a bit tricky (and a work out for the arms!) but the results are really effective. The yarn can vary slightly in thickness so try not to worry too much about tension, just be as consistent as possible, embrace the imperfections with this project and enjoy making your own unique rug. This simple variation on the basic granny square is super fun to make and works up really fast. You can use as many or as few colours as you like to make your version really unique
Finished rug measures approx. 25x29 inches, simply continue adding more rows to make a bigger size


You will need:
240 metres of t shirt yarn. I used 2 of the Hoooked Zpagetti solids in Grey and Vineyard Green which was just enough to make the rug and 10 tassels
A 9mm hook
Scissors and a smaller hook to weave in the ends
Something to wrap the yarn around to make tassels, I used a DVD case to make …

Loop Stitch Cushion-Free Crochet Pattern

I was recently gifted some lovely soft chenille style chunky yarn and immediately set about finding the perfect project for it. The loop stitch works perfectly for this type of yarn. It's super soft and squidgy making it ideal for a statement cushion, this method would work great for a rug too.

The loop stitch gives a really nice textured effect that works up quickly in a chunky yarn. It's worked using alternating single crochet rows which creates a neat smooth side. The loops can be made shorter or longer and can also be trimmed when finished to give a fun 'long pile' look. Read on to find out how I made my loopy square and circle cushions

To make a simple square cushion I used 2x100g of the James C Brett Flutterby  Chunky yarn in cream with a 7mm hook, you can substitute this for any yarn you like, just adjust the hook size and chain length as necessary

I made a small 12x12 inch square cushion but any size square or rectangular cushion pad would work perfectly

Patter…

Cotton Sun Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

I first made this quick cotton sun hat for my little girl last Summer. It kept the sun out of her eyes and she always received lots of lovely compliments when she wore it. It's rare to find a hat she'll happily keep on her head but this one has been a hit! This pattern is for a child’s size and should fit around 3 years (my 2 and almost 5 year old can both wear this size!) it’s easy to adapt for other sizes too.
I used 1 ball of the WI Home Cotton Aran in light blue with a 5.5mm hook, you could use any aran weight cotton yarn. Use a smaller hook and/or dk cotton if making a smaller size
The hat is made using treble and double crochet stitches worked in a spiral so you don't get a noticeable seam, just use a stitch marker in the first stitch of each round to help keep count of your rows.

Pattern written in UK terms Abbreviations : Ch= chain, Trb,= treble crochet, Dc= double crochet, Ss= slip stitch, sk= skip 1 stitch
1. using a 5.5mm hook make a magic circle and work 10x t…