Crochet Baby Bear Hat and Mittens

I made this baby set as part of a baby shower gift for my cousin who is expecting a baby girl soon! She loved it and was very excited to put her new baby in it! I’m hoping she will sent me a photo so I can add it to this post! This set worked up quite quickly and the …

Elf Amigurumi CAL – Part 3

Here we are at the third and final part of this crochet along! We are going to finish off this elf by making the hat and assembling the pieces. I love this stage of amigurumi projects. It’s so fun to see it all come together!  Remember to share your photos and progress in the Loops and Love Crochet Group on Facebook! We’d …

Elf Amigurumi CAL – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the Elf Amigurumi Crochet Along! Now it’s time to make the arms, head, and hair. I hope you are having fun making your elf (or elves) so far! Remember to share your photos and progress in the Loops and Love Crochet Group on Facebook! We’d love to see them!  In this section, we will be making the …

Elf Amigurumi CAL – Part 1

Welcome to Part 1 of the Elf Amigurumi Crochet Along! I’m so glad that you are here joining in on this fun and festive CAL! You can choose to make Trixie or Twinkle, or both! This pattern includes instructions for both of the elves. Most of the instructions are the same, except for the skirt/tunic and hair will have two separate …

Elf Amigurumi Crochet Along (CAL)

Trixie and Twinkle are bound to get you in the holiday spirit! Choose your elf (or two!) and join in on this fun and festive crochet along! Read on for all of the details.  Each elf measures 12 inches tall when legs are extended, including the hat. The legs are sewn on separately so they can sit independently, but they …

Easy Christmas Baubles

These little Christmas baubles are a fun crochet addition to your Christmas tree or holiday décor. The best part is that they are so fast and easy, which is exactly what you need for this time of year! You can make them in classic red, green, and white or in a color combination that fits with the rest of your …

Criss Cross Stitch Crochet Patterns

I have been working on crochet patterns featuring the criss cross stitch for the last couple of months and have shared them all here on my blog. I thought it might be handy to have all of the patterns in one place to make them easier to find. So here they all are! My series of criss cross crochet patterns …

Criss Cross Ear Warmer

This Criss Cross Ear Warmer is another addition to my criss cross stitch obsession I’ve had lately, which has turned into an entire series! It works up SUPER fast and has awesome texture. I have been loving the effect of Red Heart Super Saver Stripes lately, but I know this ear warmer looks great in any color combination, or a …

How to Foundation Double Crochet (FDC)

Now that the weather is getting cooler, I’ve been working on a lot more blankets, scarves, and ear warmers lately.  Many of these patterns start with foundation double crochet (FDC) stitches as an alternative to a starting chain and then double crocheting across the chain. You can start a project either way, but for some of these projects (especially those …

Criss Cross Messy Bun Beanie

I have received so much positive feedback about my Criss Cross Beanie pattern and tutorial that I thought I would also create a matching messy bun version. I love wearing this messy bun beanie! It is just so convenient when you want to wear a hat, but also want to wear your hear up. Plus, I also think they look …

Crochet Jack O Lantern Trick or Treat Bag

My girls are so excited for Halloween! I had the last minute idea to make them some quick trick or treating bags so they can so they each can have one for trick or treating on Halloween night! To make this crochet jack o lantern trick or treat bag, I held two strands of yarn together. This made it extra …

Criss Cross Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

I’ve been working on the Criss Cross Beanie for a little while! I wanted to design a bottom-up beanie and this is what I came up with! I hope you like it! The beanies pictured are made with Red Heart Super Saver Stripes yarn, but my testers had fun making them in single colors or in an Ombre style, which …

Crochet Cupcake

September and October are busy birthday celebration months for us because so many of our family members and friends have fall birthdays! We have been doing lots of celebrating lately, so I wanted to make a little something special to give to each person. These little cupcakes are a cute birthday surprise to give in addition to a card, gift, …

Sea Turtle Amigurumi

“HONU” THE SEA TURTLE I have always loved sea turtles, but while vacationing in Maui this summer, we were lucky enough to see quite a few while swimming in the ocean and snorkeling. This is where the inspiration for this crochet sea turtle came from! Also, I learned that the Hawaiian green sea turtle (known as “Honu”) symbolizes good luck, …

Mini Unicorn Amigurumi

This little unicorn measures about 5.5 inches tall when sitting, or about 7.5 inches when the legs are extended.  This is great size for a small cuddling or playing buddy for tiny hands and also perfect for traveling in the car or stroller. I love when crochet animals can sit on a shelf when they are not being played with …