Easy Crochet Headband (Free Crochet Pattern)

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Materials

Size H crochet hook

Fine weight yarn (150 yards)

Yarn needle

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Abbreviations

Hdc – half double crochet

2 hdc – half-double crochet two in same stitch (1 increase)

Hdc 2 – half-double crochet once in each of the next two stitches

Hdc 2 together – half-double crochet two stitches together (1 decrease)

Gauge

10 stitches x 7 rows (2″ x 2″ square)

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Instructions

Chain 2

Row 1: 2 hdc, chain 1 <2>

Row 2: Hdc, 2 hdc, chain 1 <3>

Row 3: Hdc 2, 2 hdc, chain 1 <4>

Row 4: Hdc 3, 2 hdc, chain 1 <5>

Row 5: Hdc 4, 2 hdc, chain 1 <6>

Row 6: Hdc 5, 2 hdc, chain 1 <7>

Row 7: Hdc 7, chain 1 <7>

Repeat Row 7 though Row 143 <7>

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Row 144: Hdc 5, hdc 2 together, chain 1 <6>

Row 145: Hdc 4, hdc 2 together, chain 1 <5>

Row 146: Hdc 3, hdc 2 together, chain 1 <4>

Row 147: Hdc 2, hdc 2 together, chain 1 <3>

Row 148: Hdc, hdc 2 together, chain 1 <2>

Row 149: Hdc 2 togther, end and weave in all tails <1>

Shell Stitch Square-Neck Top (Free Crochet Pattern)

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These instructions are for a top 12 ¼ inches long.  To alter the length, either add or subtract multiples of four stitches from the foundation chain.  

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Materials

DK weight yarn (approximately 25 yards per inch of body panel)

Size H crochet hook

Yarn needle

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Abbreviations

Dc – double crochet

Sc – single crochet

Shell – Sc 1, skip 2 stitches, 5dc, skip 2 stitches

Dc 5 means double crochet in each of the next five stitches, 5 dc means double crochet five times into the next stitch

Gauge

20 stitches x 10 rows (4″ x 4″ square)

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Instructions

* repeat instructions between stars until the end of the row*

Body

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Chain 46

Row 1: Sc 1 in second chain from hook, *skip 1 stitch, 5 dc, skip 1 stitch, sc 1* (repeat until end of row) chain 2 <11 shells>

Row 2: 2 Dc, skip 2 stitches, *1 sc, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc, skip 2 stitches* (repeat until 3 stitches remain), skip 2 stitches, 2 dc. Chain 1. <1 half-shell, 10 shells, 1 half-shell>

Row 3: Sc 1, *skip 2 stitches, 5 dc, skip 2 stitches, sc 1* (repeat until end of row), chain 2 <11 shells>

Alternate Row 2 and Row 3 until the body panel reaches the desired length. End and weave in all ends.

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Straps (make 2)

Chain 10

Row 1: Dc in third chain from the hook, dc in each remaining chain. Chain 2 <8>

Row 2: Dc 8, chain 2 <8>

Repeat Row 2 until the strap reaches the desired length (34 rows shown)

Assembly

Sew the two shorter ends of the body panel together. Fold the body of the top in half, centering the seam in the middle of the top layer. Pin each strap 3″ in from the fold on the upper edge of the top. Flip the top over, keeping the seam in the middle, and pin the other end of each strap 3″ in from the upper edge of the top. Try it on and adjust the location of the straps as needed before sewing them into place. Weave in all ends.

Easy Crochet Hat & Scarf (Free Patterns)

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Materials

Size M crochet hook

Stitch marker

Super bulky weight yarn

Yarn needle

Gauge

10 stitches x 7 rows

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Abbreviations

Sl st – slip stitch

Sc – single crochet

Hdc – half-double crochet

Blhdc – back-loop half-double crochet

Flhdc – front-loop half-double crochet

2 hdc – half-double crochet two in same stitch, 1 increase

Dc – double crochet

Shell stitch – Skip 1 stitch, 5 dc into second stitch, skip 1 stitch, sc 1

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Hat (75 yards)

Chain 3, sl st into first stitch

Round 1: Hdc 1 into circle, insert stitch marker, hdc 6 <7>

Round 2: 2 Hdc, replace stitch marker. 2 hdc in each remaining stitch in the round <14>

Round 3: Hdc 1, replace stitch marker, 2 hdc. *Hdc 1, 2 hdc* (Repeat until the end of the round) <21>

Round 4: Hdc 1, replace stitch marker, hdc 1, 2 hdc. *Hdc 2, 2 hdc* (Repeat until the end of the round) <28>

Round 5: Hdc 1, replace stitch marker, hdc 2, 2 hdc. *Hdc 3, 2 hdc* (Repeat until the end of the round) <35>

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Round 6: Hdc 1, replace stitch marker, hdc 3, 2 hdc. *Hdc 4, 2 hdc* (Repeat until the end of the round) <42>

Round 7: Hdc 1, replace stitch marker, hdc 4, 2 hdc. *Hdc 5, 2 hdc* (Repeat until the end of the round) <49>

Round 8: Hdc 1, replace stitch marker. Hdc 48 <49>

Repeat Round 8 through Round 14.

Round 15: Remove stitch marker. Sc 2, sl st 2, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc, skip 1 stitch, sc 1. Shell stitch 10. Skip 1 stitch, 5 dc, skip 1 stitch, sl st, end and weave in tails.

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Scarf (290 yards)

Chain 24

Row 1: Hdc in second chain from hook, in each following chain, chain 1

Row 2: Flhdc in first stitch *Blhdc 1, flhdc 1* Repeat until end of row, chain 1

Repeat Row 2 until scarf reaches desired length (yarn estimate is based on a scarf 102 rows long). End and weave in ends.

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Easy Ribbed Wrap Skirt (Free Crochet Pattern)

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Make with super bulky yarn this piece is perfect for cooler fall temperatures. The skirt works up quickly in one piece and can be easily adjusted to customize the piece to your measurements and desired length.

The skirt worn by the model is 20″ in length, altering the length of the skirt will impact the amount of yarn needed.

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Materials

Super bulky weight yarn (approximately 10 yards per inch in length)

Size P crochet hook

Stitch marker

Yarn needle

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Gauge

9 stitches x 6 rows (4″ x 4″ half-double crochet)

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Abbreviations

Hdc – half-double crochet

Blhdc – back-loop half-double crochet

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Instructions

Body

Chain 32

Row 1: Hdc in second chain from hook, hdc in each stitch until the end of the row, chain 1 <31>

Row 2: Blhdc 30, hdc 1, chain 1 <31>

Repeat Row 2 until the panel is large enough to comfortably wrap around the body 1.5 times at the waist.

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Edging

Row 1: Chain 1, and turn the piece sideways. Hdc into the edge of the final body row, insert a stitch marker. Hdc into each row along the edge of the piece, chain 1

Row 2: Blhdc into each stitch until the one with the stitch marker. Hdc, chain 1. Remove stitch marker.

Row 3: Blhdc into each stitch until the final one in the row, hdc 1, chain 1.

Repeat Row 3 until the panel of the skirt reaches the desired length. End and weave in all tails.

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Assembly

Try on the panel of the skirt with one corner at the front of the waist and wrapping the remainder around the waist. Mark the places on the piece where the corners on either end of the waistband must be attached. Attach each of these corners as needed with a yarn needle. Add another stitch to secure the overlap in the front of the skirt if desired.

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Easy Reusable Crochet Produce Bag (Free Pattern)

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Switching to reusable produce bags in the grocery store is an easy way to reduce the amount of single-use plastic you consume. To alter the diameter of the bag, add another round of increases before continuing to the main body of the bag.

I made the produce bag in an acrylic sport weight yarn I had left over from another project. This reusable bag is worked primarily in treble crochet to form a mesh and can be finished in just a few hours.

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Materials

Sport weight yarn (200 yards)

Size E crochet hook

Gauge

9 stitches x 4 rows (2″ x 2″ square treble crochet)

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Abbreviations

Sl st – slip stitch

Tr – treble crochet

Tr 1 – treble crochet 1

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Instructions

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Chain 4, sl st to join with first stitch

Round 1: Chain 6, *tr into the ring, chain 3* (Perform instructions in ** a total of six times, there should be six total tr stitches), sl st to join with third stitch in chain 6.

Round 2: Chain 6, tr into same stitch as sl st, chain 3. *Skip 3 stitches, tr 1, chain 3, tr 1 into same stitch, chain 3* (Perform instructions in ** a total of six times) Sl st to join with third chain in chain 6.

Round 3: Chain 6, tr into same stitch as sl st, chain 3. *Skip 3 stitches, tr 1, chain 3, tr 1 into same stitch, chain 3* (Perform instructions in ** a total of thirteen times) Sl st to join with third chain in chain 6.

Round 4: Chain 6, *skip 3 stitches, tr 1, chain 3* (Perform instructions in ** a total of 27 times). Sl st to join with third chain in chain 6.

Repeat Round 4 until the bag reaches the desired length, weave in all ends (The bag shown in the pictures has 24 rounds)

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Button-Front Ribbed Tank Top (Free Crochet Pattern)

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The ribbing on this top is made with rows of back-loop half-double crochet in the body anchored by a single half-double crochet at the end of the row. While creating the back-post crochets, make sure to only use the back loop of the previous stitch rather than both of them. With a ribbed pattern like this, it’s important to use a yarn with a consistent thickness rather than one with a varying diameter if you want the ribbing to appear straight.

This pattern is extremely easy to customize to fit you perfectly. If you follow the directions below exactly, you will make a crop top, but if you’d like the piece to be a bit longer or to make a full-length top, just add more stitches to the foundation chain. The width of the top can be adjusted by simply adding or subtracting rows of the body panel.

Adding the button holes is surprisingly easy; if you decide to make the top longer, you might want to add more buttons to the piece. The buttons I used are approximately 7/8″ in diameter, if your buttons are a different size, you will need to adjust the size of the button holes accordingly. With 7/8″ diameter buttons, add 10 stitches to the foundation chain for each additional button if making a longer top.

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Materials

Worsted weight yarn (To make the 10 inch long crop top, you will need approximately 10 yards for each additional inch in width – I used 370 yards to make a 38 inch wide top)

Size H Hook

4 buttons (7/8 inch diameter; if you choose to make the top longer, you may also want to add more buttons)

Yarn needle

Abbreviations

Sc – single crochet

Blhdc – back-loop half-double crochet

Hdc – half-double crochet

Gauge

9 stitches x 6 rows (2″ x 2″ square)

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Body

Chain 46

Row 1: Sc in second chain from hook, sc until end of row, chain 1, turn <45>

Rows 2-4: Skip chain, sc 45, chain 1, turn <45>

Row 5: Skip chain, blhdc 44, hdc 1, chain 1, turn <45>

Repeat Row 5 until this panel of the top is long enough to be wrapped comfortably around the body.

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Button holes

Row 1: Blhdc 44, hdc 1, chain 1 <45>

Row 2: Sc 6, chain 3 and skip the next three stitches. Sc 7, chain 3 and skip the next three stitches. Sc 7, chain 3 and skip the next three stitches. Sc 7, chain 3 and skip the next three stitches. Sc 6, chain 1 <45>

Row 3: Blhdc 44, hdc 1, chain 1 <45>

Row 4: Blhdc 44, hdc 1, bind off and weave in all ends <45>

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Straps (make 2)

Chain 8

Row 1: Dc in third chain from hook, dc 5, chain 2 <6>

Row 2: Dc 6, chain 2 <6>

Repeat Row 2 until the strap is the desired length. Check by pinning the strap to the top before binding off.

*Each inch is approximately 2 rows of double crochet high.

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Assembly

Fold the body of the top so that the button holes are above the single crochet band at the start of the top. Attach the buttons to the bottom layer of the body panel, aligned with each button hole.

Fasten all the buttons and fold the top in half with the row of buttons face up and in the center of the top. Sew one end of each strap 4″ in from either side of the top (this will be the upper edge)*. Align the row of buttons in the center of the top layer of the folded top again. Flip the top over. Sew the other end of each strap 4.5″ in from either side of the top along the upper edge, making sure that the straps aren’t twisted.

*To check the fit of the top with the straps, pin them in place first and then try on the top. Adjust their position or sew them in place as desired.

Meadow Button-Front Backpack (Free Pattern)

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For this piece, I used a worsted-weight cotton yarn. The backpack is worked in three pieces – the main body and each of the straps. To assemble the bag, the body piece is folded into thirds and two of the layers are sewn together. If you would like the bag to be larger, add more stitches to the foundation chain or add more rows to the body of the backpack.

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Materials:

360 yards worsted weight yarn (4)

Size H hook

1 button (The one I used is 7/8” in diameter)

Yarn needle

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Gauge:

2” x 2” square – 8 stitches x 7 rows

Abbreviations

Hdc – half double crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

Decrease – half double crochet two stitches together

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Instructions:

Bag

Chain 42

Row 1: Hdc in second stitch from hook.  Hdc until end of row, chain 1 <41>

Row 2: Hdc 41, chain 1 <41>

Rows 3 – 65: Hdc 41, chain 1 <41>

Row 66: Hdc 41, chain 1 place stitch markers in the first and last stitches of the row <41>

Row 67: Decrease, hdc 37, decrease, chain 1 <39>

Row 68: Decrease, hdc in each stitch until last two in row, decrease, chain 1 <37>. 

Repeat Row 68 until three stitches remain. Chain 4 and sl st to final stitch in row, bind off, weave in all ends.

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Straps (make 2)

Chain 8

Row 1: Hdc in second stitch from hook, hdc until end of row, chain 1 <7>

Row 2: Hdc in each stitch in row, chain 1 <7>

Rows 3 – 71: Repeat Row 2 <7>

Row 72: Hdc in each stitch, bind off <7> * If you would like the straps to be longer, add more rows to each, be aware that this will require more yarn

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Assembly:

Lay out the body of the bag with the point up.  Fold the bottom of the piece up until the bottom corners align with the stitch markers.  Sew each side together from the fold until the corner and stitch marker meets.  Weave in all tails.  Fold down the triangle and turn the piece over.

Pin the top of each strap on either side of the midpoint of the top of the back of the bag.  Sew them in place.  Check to be certain neither strap is twisted.  Then, sew the bottom of each strap to one of the bottom corners of the bag.*  Weave in all tails

Turn the bag over again.  Mark the layer directly underneath the buttonhole.  Attach the button here.

* If you find attaching the bottom of the straps here is uncomfortable, then attach each along that side of the bag at the bottom of the seam.

Allium Dish Towel (Free Pattern)

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With this pattern, I created a functional towel with treble crochet bands at either side and along the middle to be used as loops for easier storage. I tend to store my dish cloths on magnetic hooks on my fridge between uses, so I took that into account while making the towel.

For a project like this, yarn content is particularly important. Most synthetic fibers don’t retain water particularly well. Cotton, however works really well for this purpose. I used Lily Sugar n’ Cream yarn, a 100% cotton worsted weight yarn for this project. I have found that this yarn isn’t a flexible as other worsted weight yarns I’ve worked with and since it isn’t a mercerized cotton yarn, it does have some tendency to split on the hook.

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Materials

Yarn: Worsted weight (Lily Sugar n’ Cream) – approx. 150 yards

Hook: I (US 9, 5.5 mm, UK 5)

Yarn needle

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Gauge

4″ x 4″ square = 13 stitches x 11 rows

Abbreviations

Sc – single crochet

Tr – treble crochet

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Pattern

Chain 41

Row 1: Sc in second chain from hook.  Sc to the end of the row, chain 1, turn <40>

Row 2: Sc 40, chain 3, turn. <40>

Row 3: Tc 40, chain 1, turn <40>

Rows 4 – 26: Sc 40, chain 1, turn. <40>

Row 27: Sc 40, chain 3, turn <40>

Row 28: Tr 40, chain 1, turn <40>

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Rows 29 – 52: Sc 40, chain 1, turn. <40>

Row 53: Sc 40, chain 3, turn <40>

Row 54: Tr 40, chain 1, turn. <40>

Row 55: Sc 40, chain 1, turn. <40>

Row 56: Sc 40, bind off and weave in ends. <40>