Free Crochet Patterns Round-Up | And a Thank You

Thank you.

I want to thank you all for the warm reception you have given my Star Stitch Hoodie Scarf. Heartwarming it is indeed to know that somewhere out there are some supportive readers who take the time to share my post too. For that, I am very grateful. I look forward to seeing your projects as well and getting your feedback on the pattern.

I know that my writing skills still need some {uhm, I mean many} work and improvement.  There are many things yet to learn and practice.  Craftsy offers a class on improving crochet techniques.  I might enroll on that one to help me hone my skills even better.  Crochet pattern writing is the first craft I can (seemingly) see a future in.  The future where I may {maybe} bridge the gap between work and play - Then one does not feel that its work any more because she is doing something she loves.  That would be awesome, right? Wouldn't it be great to make a good design that will be widely accepted and that fellow crafters would actually sacrifice their hard-earned money to buy and make?  Hoping and ever hoping some more that one day I would be that kind of designer who would introduce to the world a great design and a crochet pattern that others could actually follow.  How about you?

Is there something you wish you could do with your crafts?

Here are some of the patterns that I am able to publish since I started crocheting in October last year.  I present to you my Pink Bow Hair Clip, an excellent gift for your little girls or tweens.  The Flower Stitch Infinity Scarf is a real head turner.  I made a yellow one and a red one for myself and the compliments I receive for these are quite awesome.  The yellow one especially, everytime I wear, it seems new to my friends.  It's probably because of the cheerfulness and freshness of the yellow color.  A great relief from the dreary, cold winter we've been having.

Red Flower Stitch Infinity Scarf

Red Flower Stitch Infinity Scarf

For your little ones,here's cute baby blankie that you can attach to another cute amigurumi toy.  This is actually the first crochet written pattern I have ever made.  It's fun to make it in different colors. 

Red Flower Stitch Infinity Scarf

Yellow Flower Stitch Infinity Scarf

Yellow Flower Stitch Infinity Scarf

Would you like to make your own patterns, too, someday?
If you decide to make any of this, I would really like to see you projects too.  Please share with me on any of the social media links below.  Your sharing this blogpost is very, very much appreciated.

I hope that you enjoy your day!

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Spring in the Winter Crocheted Hat | Just blabblering today

"Mid-February, shouldn't be so scary..."  a part of the "Over You" song goes...  Well, this month is very special for me.  Not only am I getting another year older, something more special is also happening.  After many, many years... being separated by oceans, many miles apart, I am finally reunited with my parents.  Now I have a crochet buddy, haha!

Mama saw my stash of yarn and immediately picked up a ball and a crochet hook.  She started playing with that string and turning it into a very nice doily.  I was inspired and I copied her design to make this hat.  This is my first hat.  And it's an original pattern too! {Well, copied from my Mom. That can be forgiven, right?  I still count it as original, lol...}

I love that the back looks like a flower, and then it expands and blooms... And the rim is like a nice headband that holds itself securely on the head.  And of course, the flower is just gorgeous, so elegantly girly. What do you think of this design?

Winter seems to be never ending sometimes.  It is a good thing that besides reading, I developed this crocheting skill.  It's a great way to pass the time - while the snow falls generously from the heavens, the fire crackles to give us warmth, I play a nice audio-book from, and away I crochet... hook after hook after hook... Sometimes I don't notice the time until, "the audio is done already?"
{By the way, isn't audio-books an awesome invention?  I thank those who put these together... I can crochet and read at the same time, beat that... lol}
Okay, I do have mixed emotions about winter.  As you could tell from this pictures, I love taking pics with the snow on the background.  Truth be told, day light is great for pics... but there is also a certain romance from the pile of super white fine powder on the ground that is now accumulating close to our roof tops! hehe...  I love watching the snow fall from my window.  Yes, I stay inside where its warm. As beautiful as it may be, I still prefer the lovely, warm days... Spring and Autumn are the best!  While winter lasts though, I take as many pics as I can....

Here's me again, blowing you some kisses from my snow filled home.
Here's my papa and I goofing around the snow on last Sunday's snow storm.
I think having a nice warm hat is essential to lasting longer outside the house.  I wanted it to have a nice springy look as I look forward to that lovely season.  So I chose pink...  I also added a flower, my favorite design at that... to enhance the femininity pink.  To top all that is an antiquish, crystal button in the middle of the flower.  That makes the whole thing more elegant.

The pattern for the flower is available here.
Would you like a written-pattern for this lovely pink hat?

Linking this post to Judith's Mosaic Monday

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Very Versatile Layered Flower Brooch | Free Crochet Pattern

 Very Versatile is not an overstatement.  Fasten a scarf, liven up your outfit, decorate a purse... a hat... or add it to a gift wrap (or give it as a fabulous gift!), even to accessorize a headband... - this layered petals flower brooch is a do-all pin!

Wouldn't you agree that a brooch really help fasten that nice scarf together?  Not only that, you can make twists and turns and wear your scarf any way possible if you have a nice pin to hold it in place.  Of course, that nice pin should be big enough to hold a thicker fabric together - such as the Star Stitch Hoodie Capelet (Free Pattern available here too.)

Best of all, this brooch is really easy to crochet (an excellent scraps buster too!)... Please read on and check out this free pattern.  Kindly feel free to share this pattern with your friends by linking to this blog.  And you may also leave comments in the end, that would be super awesome {wink}

The Pink Bow | Very Easy to Make Crocheted Hair Clip

"Beauty is being the best possible 
version of yourself on the inside and out."

This sweet pink bow is a delicate touch of beauty for your outfit.  It's perfect for any day, even to lighten up the mood of an otherwise grey day... not to mention, how can one be so sad working with this girly color.  Wear it and get lots of compliments.  Or give it to your girlfriends and they will be delighted to receive this girly gift from you.

This is also an excellent way to use up scraps of yarn - of course, you can make this pretty pink bow, really, in other colors... lol...  And best of all, it is super easy to do.  You really just need two basic crochet skills:  single crochet and double crochet.  IF you need help on this, just click on them to see my simple YouTube Tutorials.  You'll be crocheting like an expert in no time!

Baby Halik - Star Baby Blankie 2: No Ruffles | Free Crochet Pattern

Last time I posted a baby blankie pattern that you can attach to an amigurumi toy.  That cuddly blankie has a ruffled effect on it that adds a nice flare, perfect for a little girl. But what if you want a blankie that can lay flat?  Maybe, you're thinking this is more appropriate for boys?  

Well, I've got you covered.  Please read more to see the pattern for a star shaped baby blankie that can lay flat for a more boyish look.I called this handsome Eli, "Halik."  It's a Filipino word meaning "a kiss".

You may even customize this star blankie to make more or less points.  In this pattern, I have 6 points.