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Free Crochet Patterns-- Mother's Day Round Up

Monday, April 20, 2020


Are you having a hard time finding the perfect Mother's Day Gift? No worries, I have put together some cute, some fun, and some beautiful patterns that you can pick and choose from.






First off, I'd like to thank Nicole from Woven Tales Designs for offering her paid apron patterns for free on Ravelry just for this roundup. Grab your copy of the Nutmeg Apron and the Mrs. Nesbitt Inspired Apron. These will only be offered til the end of this month (April 2020). Go and visit her Ravelry store to find more awesome patterns!


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Mrs. Nesbitt Inspired Apron


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The Nutmeg Apron


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SPA SETS

Tea Rose Spa Set



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3 Face Scrubbies and a Bowl



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Luxe Spa Scrubby Set



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ACCESSORIES


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BAGS



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The Bobblelicious Bag



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Colour Block Make Up Bag


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Easy Market Tote



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Date Night Crochet Purse




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The Beach Blossoms Market Bag



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WEARABLES

Rose Finch Capelet


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Proserpina V Stitch Crochet Shawl



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The Elizabeth Shawl

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Everlasting Infinity Scarf



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Cherry Blossom Scarf


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Midsummer 3 Way Infinity Scarf


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The Pearl Shawl


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Amigurumi

Tulip Bulb


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Easy Little Cactus


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Loving You Flower Pot

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FOR THE HOME


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Rose Granny Square Afghan


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Luxe Bobbles Crochet Throw Blanket


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Beginner Herringbone Half Stitch Blanket


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Waistcoat Crochet Basket

I hope that you were able to find something that caught your eye so that you make something special for the mothers in your life this year.

Until next time, happy crocheting!


XO,
Laura




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Free Crochet Pattern-- Soot Sprite Dish Scrubby

Friday, December 6, 2019




If you have been following me on Instagram for a while, you probably know that I taught summer school at my church this past summer. I taught kindergarten and worked with co-teachers that are very big fans of anime and manga. I have never seen Totoro in my 30 some years and watched it for the first time in summer school. What a fun movie!


After watching it once, I drove out to the store with my kids and bought the movie so that my kids could watch it at home too. They loved it and Totoro has become a favorite in our house.



Soot sprites are little dirt gremlins in the movie. Despite their dirty nature, I decided to make a dish sponge in hopes to "make them clean". I hope you enjoy this pattern!



Pattern

For a free PDF file for this pattern, visit Ravelry.
To pin this for later, visit Pinterest.




Materials

-1skein of Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle in colors licorice and marshmallow
-6.0mm hook
-stitch marker
-tapestry needle


Abbreviations


MR- magic ring
ch-chain
sc- single crochet
hdc-half double crochet
dc-double crochet
trc-triple crochet
st-stitch
sts-stitches
slst-slip stitch

Gauge

10 sts and 3.5 rows equals 2 inches

Measurements

Diameter length is 4 inches

Notes

-Pattern is worked in rounds.
-Using a stitch marker to mark the 2nd ch of your beginning ch2 is encouraged, as finding can be a little difficult.

The Body


Using your licorice color, make a MR.

Round 1: ch2, 12 dc into the MR, slst to the top of the ch2 (13)

Close your MR by pulling on the tail. You may make a knot to keep the ring closed. 

Round 2: ch2, dc in the same st where your ch 2 is coming from, 2 dc in all sts to the end, slst to the top of the ch2 (26)

Round 3: ch 2, 2 dc in the next st, *dc in the next st, 2 dc in the following st* repeat to the end, slst to the top of the ch2 (39)

Round 4-5: ch 2, dc in each st to the end of the round, slst to the top of the ch2 (39)

Round 6: ch 2, dc decrease,* dc in the next st, dc decrease* repeat to the end, sl st to the top of the ch2 (26)

Round 7: ch2, dc in the next st, dc decrease to the end, slst to the top of the ch2 (14)

Round 8: ch2, dc in the next st, dc decrease, *dc in the next st, dc decrease in the following st* repeat til you have 2 sts left, dc decrease, slst into the top of the ch2 (9)

Fasten off and close the circle. Knot it off and weave in your end.

Flatten your sponge.

Eyes


Using the licorice color, make a MR.

Round 1: ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st), 6 sc into the MR (6)

Round 2: switch to color marshmallow, ch 1 (counts as a st), sc in the same st where your ch 1 comes out from, 2 hdc in the next st, 2 dc in the next, 2 trc in the next st, 2 dc in the following st, 2 hdc in the next, slst to the top of the ch1 (12)

Fasten off and leave a tail to sew your eye onto the body of the scrubby.

Using your tapestry needles, sew on your eyes. The eyes should be sown on with the pupils closest to the middle of the body of the sponge, making the soot sprite look like it’s crossed eyed. Be sure to only go through the top layer of the sponge so that you don’t have random marshmallow yarn on the body.




Tag me in on Instagram with the hashtag #modestybylaura so I can see your little soot sprites.


Happy crocheting!


XO, Laura




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Free Crochet Pattern-- X-O Afghan

Wednesday, December 19, 2018




If you are looking for the perfect afghan to crochet, you have to make my X-O Afghan. The yarn used for this project is purely soft and makes for a cozy blanket.

One Saturday, my husband gave me a chance to break away from the kids and go shopping for yarn. I mean seriously, I think I have a yarn obsession. Anyways, I went into Michael's and browsed the yarn selection and came across some Caron Latte Cakes. I'm not, for one, into the cakes but I just had to touch this yarn. The yarn screamed lush and believe me when I say it is super cozy. My kids couldn't keep away from playing under this afghan when it was in progress.

Anyways, the one color that I liked from the bunch was called Blackberry. Unfortunately, there was only one skein of it. So I debated for a while, picking it up and putting it down, picking it up and putting it down. I couldn't decide what to do because there was only one skein. So eventually I bought it cause the feel of the yarn was just undeniable. I told myself that I would buy more online when Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales were happening. Just my luck, they were all sold out on Micheals.com! Ugh! So I ended up getting six skeins of a different color and I'm glad that I did because it came out beautifully in this afghan. If you don't plan to make this pattern, at least get some skeins of Caron Latte Cakes. It won't disappoint.

The pattern is made up of little bean, cross and double crochet stitches. 

The little bean stitches represent your Os and the cross stitches are your Xs.

Hope you enjoy this pattern.

Materials

5 skeins of Caron Latte Cakes in color Kissy Kissy
6.5mm hook 
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations


FDC- foundationless double crochet 
You can visit HERE if you would like to see a picture tutorial.
Lbs- little bean stitch
Yo, insert hook in the next st, yo and pull up a loop; yo and pull through one loop on your hook, yo insert hook in same ch, yo and pull up a loop, (5 loops on your hook) yo and pull through through all loops 
dc-double crochet
st-stitch
yo- yarn over
- Repeat stitches from first asterisk to second asterisk 
ch- chain

Gauge

Gauge is really not that important. 

Notes

Beginning chain does not count as a stitch throughout.

You can make your afghan as long or as wide as you want. 

When you start your FDC, crochet in multiples of 4.

The blanket in this pattern is roughly 60in wide x 55in long.

Pattern

For the ad-free and inexpensive PDF version, please visit Etsy or Ravelry


To pin this pattern for later, visit Pinterest.




Row 1: FDC 180, ch 2 and turn your work

Row 2: dc in the first 2 sts,  *skip the next st and dc in the following st, go back to the previous st you skipped and dc (this makes an x)* repeat until you have 2 stitches remaining, dc in the last two, ch2 and turn you work

Row 3: dc across, ch 2 and turn your work

Row 4-6: dc in the first 2 sts,  *skip  the next st and dc in the following st, go back to the previous st you skipped and dc (this makes an x)* repeat until you have 2 stitches remaining, dc in the last two, ch2 and turn you work

Row 7: repeat row 3




Row 8-9: dc in the first 2 sts, *Lbs in the next st, ch 1 and skip a st* repeat until you have 2 sts remaining, dc in the last 2 sts, ch 2 and turn your work 

Row 10-100: Repeat rows 3-9  (If you decide to make your afghan longer or shorter, take into account that there are 3 more rows to end your afghan.)

Row 101: Repeat row 3

Row 102: Repeat row 2
Row 103: Repeat row 3

Fasten off and weave in any loose ends.

If you wish, you can crochet a border. 


Leave your thoughts and comments down below. I'd love to hear from you.

Happy crocheting!





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