Crazy Cozy Afghan Patterns for Winter

When you just can’t stand the cold anymore or you’ve got a chill you can’t shake, then it’s time to make yourself an afghan. A cozy and cuddle-worthy afghan is perfect for those cold, wintry days or those nights snuggle up by the fire. I don’t know about you, but these are my favorite gifts to make and to receive for the holiday season. Everyone can always use a new afghan! We love showing off our gorgeous afghans by draping them over the couch or on the bed. We’ve even got into the trend of using a “blanket ladder” to store our afghans. All you need is a ladder and you can easily hang an afghan on each rung. Then the afghans are easily accessible to anyone with a chill, and the display looks wonderfully rustic!

Crazy Cozy Afghan Patterns for Winter

Make these free afghan patterns for those you love most. They’re such beautiful creations and our favorite are the super colorful afghans. There’s nothing like adding a splash of color to your winter blues. Plus, these afghan patterns are available for both beginners and advanced crafters. Whether you knit or crochet, you’re bound to fall in love with one of these craft projects. The hardest part will be deciding which ones you’ll make for yourself and which ones you’ll make as DIY gifts!

If you’re looking for another knit or crochet gift idea, try cowls! You can check out “Cowl” us Crazy! 12 Knit and Crochet Patterns for the perfect free patterns.

Cozy Crochet Afghan Patterns

Rainbow Sampler BlanketA cozy crochet afghan is the best DIY home décor project. You can create a beautiful and fun rainbow afghan or use colors that will complement your room’s décor!

Luscious Lace Crochet Blanket

Spicy Diamond Blanket

Northern Lights Granny Throw

Rainbow Sampler Blanket

Extra Soft Knit Afghan Patterns

White as Snow Cable Knit ThrowA knit afghan is always so plush and cozy. We can’t get enough of them! You can find an advanced pattern or an easy pattern. If you’re looking for a quick knit afghan to give as a gift, then we’ve got the free knitting patterns you need!

Grandma’s Famous Bobble Knit Blanket

Sunny Days Rib Stitch Blanket

Super Easy Lap Blanket

White as Snow Cable Knit Throw

 

Comment below and let us know, how many afghans do you have or have made as gifts?

The BEST DIY Gift Ideas: Knit and Crochet Baby Patterns

Looking for the best DIY gift ideas? The holidays will soon be upon us, so it’s time to start making all of your handmade gifts. These knit and crochet baby patterns are the perfect gift for the little one in your life. There’s love and care put into every stitch, so these baby patterns are bound to be treasured!

The BEST DIY Gift Ideas: Knit and Crochet Baby Patterns

Making knit and crochet baby patterns as gifts for either the holidays or for baby showers is a great idea for so many reasons. They’re often much more inexpensive than buying the same item at a baby store or boutique. They’re also a great way to use up your stash of yarn. For instance, baby bootie patterns are super stashbusters – you’ll get through your stash in no time!

We also love baby blanket patterns because they’re so snuggly and soft. Every little babe deserves a beautiful and cozy blanket for nap time. These gorgeous baby blanket patterns will make the perfect addition to any nursery or child’s room. Simply customize to the colors to your preference and get stiching!

The BEST DIY Gift Ideas: Knit and Crochet Baby Patterns

 

How to Make Baby Booties

Any of these crochet baby booties or free knitting patterns will help you make the best booties! From fun designs to the basics that every baby needs, these free bootie patterns are a must-have.

Cutie Newborn Baby BootiesSuper Easy Knit Baby Booties

Basic Baby Booties

Moccasin Style Baby Booties Pattern

Bitty Baby Uggs

Owl Crochet Baby Booties

Cowboy Booties

Cutie Newborn Baby Booties

Free Baby Blanket Patterns

Knit or crochet up something warm and snuggly for the perfect handmade gift that will last for years to come!

Fun & Free Baby Patterns 

These free crochet and knitting patterns are extra fun for that lovable little one in your life. They’re one-of-a-kind gifts that are too adorable to resist!

Which of these free knitting and crochet patterns would you make as a gift?

‘Tis the Season to Crochet Christmas Ornaments: 12 Free Patterns

Ho Ho Ho! We’d love to receive any of these DIY Christmas ornaments in our stockings this year! Why? Homemade Christmas ornaments are so unique and each one is different from the rest. You’re guaranteed to have a unique, extra-special Christmas decoration when your own creativity is put into the mix. Let’s be honest, DIY ornaments are not only great for your own tree at home, but also for DIY gifts. Your loved ones will appreciate these gifts all the more because they’re made with such love and care.

'Tis the Season to Crochet Christmas Ornaments: 12 Free Patterns

These Christmas ornaments are a fun crochet project for beginners and advanced crocheters alike! Crochet Christmas decorations are an inexpensive (and fun!) alternative to expensive, store-bought ornaments. What’s more, crochet ornaments are getting more and more popular each year because of their endless design possibilities. These crochet patterns listed below try to cover all the basics such as stars and Santa, but other fun crochet ideas are included!

These DIY Christmas ornaments are great stashbusters, so don’t hesitate to grab your scraps when starting these projects. If you’re a beginner crocheter, then these projects are a great way to practice some basic crochet techniques. For advanced crafters, feel free to get creative by putting your own spin on these patterns! There’s patterns here that would suit any tree and they’re the perfect craft project to get you in the holiday spirit. Once you start your holiday crafting, be sure not to leave these fun projects out because they’re bound to put a smile on anyone gazing at your tree!

 

‘Tis the Season to Crochet Christmas Ornaments: 12 Free Patterns

 

1.) Lacy Snowflake Pattern

 Lacy Snowflake Pattern

2.) Star Christmas Ornament

 Star Christmas Ornament

3.) Christmas Wreath Ornament

Christmas Wreath Ornament

4.) Granny Square Stocking Ornament

Granny Square Stocking Ornament

5.) Santa Ornament

Santa Ornament

6.) Pipsqueak Penguin Ornament

Pipsqueak Penguin Ornament

7.) Paperclip Ice Skates Ornament

Paperclip Ice Skates Ornament

8.) Jingle Bell Ornaments

Jingle Bell Ornaments

9.) Bauble Christmas Ornaments

Bauble Christmas Ornaments

10.) Sweater Ornaments

Sweater Ornaments

11.) Gingerbread Man Cookie

Gingerbread Man Cookie

12.) Tiny Tree Ornaments

Tiny Tree Ornaments

 

Which of these homemade Christmas ornaments is your favorite?

 

3 Tips for Crocheting an Adorable, Customized Baby Shower Gift!

I’m Marie Segares from Underground Crafter. I’ve mentioned before that I love crocheting baby projects, and I’ve recently shared two free blanket patterns on FaveCrafts.

Now, I keep a little stash of ready-made crochet baby blankets for last minute gifts, but once in a while, I want to make something very special to welcome the newborn of a dear friend or family member. Here are 3 tips I follow for crocheting customized gifts that will thrill your favorite parents-to-be.

Carefully choose colors

One of the easiest ways to customize a crocheted baby gift is by selecting the color of your yarns to match – or contrast – colors in the nursery. Many parents today use non-traditional colors, so rather than choosing plain white, yellow, pale pink, or baby blue yarns, find yarns that fit with the decor of the nursery.

You can find out about the nursery colors by looking through the online baby registry. Another great place to get a “sneak peak” of the nursery decor is on social media. If one (or both) of the parents are on Facebook or Instagram, you may find pictures of a painted room, or with some sleuthing on Pinterest, you can find a board with nursery ideas. And, of course, you can always ask!

Add letters or names

If the parents have already named the baby, you may want to add a crocheted, embroidered, or “monogram” name to your project.

The Stitchy Gift Tags free crochet pattern includes a tutorial for using the backstitch to add words to your completed crochet projects.

Basic Crochet Square, free crochet pattern by Olivia from Hopeful Honey on FaveCrafts.

Basic Crochet Square, free crochet pattern by Olivia from Hopeful Honey on FaveCrafts.

Another option is to use graph paper to chart out the letters of a baby’s name in blocks for a crochet granny square blanket. Choose a one-color granny square pattern, like the free Basic Crochet Square, and “spell” out the name with squares in a contrasting color yarn.

Make a layette

For a truly special gift, go beyond one project and make a layette set including a blanket as well as a jacket, cap or bonnet, booties, diaper cover, and/or a hooded towel. I love to include a set of baby washcloths in organic cotton yarn, too.

Circle Hexagon, free #crochet pattern by @ucrafter

The Circle Hexagon makes a great baby washcloth. The free pattern is available here on the Underground Crafter blog.

Choose your favorite patterns to mix and match into a great set. If you keep the color scheme consistent, the layette will look coordinated!

What are your favorite tips for crocheting baby shower gifts?

30 Free Crochet Bags for Summer

I’m Marie Segares from Underground Crafter. A few weeks ago I posted a roundup of 20+ Free Knit Bag Patterns, and I decided to share a crochet version today!

Crochet bags are super fun to make and use. I especially love to crochet bags as the weather gets warmer because they’re portable and can be used year round.

Here are some great patterns to start hooking!

Small Bags

These 3 patterns for small bags can be worked up quickly and used all summer long.

Flower Child Crochet Bag, free pattern by Tera Kulling/Trifles N Treasures.

Flower Child Crochet Bag, free pattern by Tera Kulling/Trifles N Treasures.

The Flower Child Crochet Bag by Tera Kulling is a bright and festive project made with hexagons that are joined together. This project is a great stashbuster!

Precious Owl Pouch. This image courtesy of 1dogwoof.com.

Precious Owl Pouch. This image courtesy of 1dogwoof.com.

The Precious Owl Pouch by One Dog Woof is a fun project that makes a great gift pouch or notions holder.

A Creative Case for Crochet Hooks. This image courtesy of Red Heart Yarns.

A Creative Case for Crochet Hooks. This image courtesy of Red Heart Yarns.

Round up all your hooks and bring them along on your vacation with A Creative Case for Crochet Hooks by Kim Kotary! Make the case in the spring and you can start using it right away.

Market Bags

Summer is a great time for visiting Farmers Markets and strolling on the boardwalk. Bring along any one of these 5 market bags for an impromptu shopping spree!

Sturdiest EVER Crochet Market Bag. This image courtesy of simplycollectiblecrochet.com.

Sturdiest EVER Crochet Market Bag. This image courtesy of simplycollectiblecrochet.com.

The Sturdiest EVER Crochet Market Bag by Simply Collectible Crochet is crocheted holding two strands of yarn together. This bag is just right for anyone living in an area with a plastic bag ban.

Magical Market Bag. This image courtesy of littlemonkeyscrochet.com.

Magical Market Bag. This image courtesy of littlemonkeyscrochet.com.

The Magical Market Bag by Rebecca Langford is crocheted in the round and features button closure details.

Hobo Farmers Market Bag. This image courtesy of cre8tioncrochet.com.

Hobo Farmers Market Bag. This image courtesy of cre8tioncrochet.com.

Lorene Eppolite’s Hobo Farmers Market Bag adds a stylish twist to a classic market bag.

Two Hour Tote. This image courtesy of daisycottagedesigns.net.

Two Hour Tote. This image courtesy of daisycottagedesigns.net.

Personalize your market bag with the Two Hour Tote by Lauren Brown, which includes a lovely flower applique.

Sunrise Market Tote. This image courtesy of calleighsclips.blogspot.com/.

Sunrise Market Tote. This image courtesy of calleighsclips.blogspot.com.

The Sunrise Market Tote by Calleigh’s Clips & Crochet Creations makes a sturdy market bag perfect for carrying heavier produce.

Messengers, Satchels, and Totes

These eight bags are attractive and sturdy, whether you’re going to the beach for the day or packing some reading for your vacation.

2 Tone Tote. This image courtesy of Caron Yarns.

2-Tone Tote. This image courtesy of Caron Yarns.

The 2-Tone Tote by Mary E. Nolfi for Caron Yarns includes detailed instructions for assembly and lining with felt.

Fun in the Sun Beach Bag. This image courtesy of elkstudiohandcraftedcrochetdesigns.com.

Fun in the Sun Beach Bag. This image courtesy of elkstudiohandcraftedcrochetdesigns.com.

The Fun in the Sun Beach Bag by Kathy Lashley features lively stripes to brighten up a trip to the beach.

Genius Crochet Bag. This image courtesy of crochetchiq.blogspot.com.

Genius Crochet Bag. This image courtesy of crochetchiq.blogspot.com.

Mary Kathryn Vaughn’s Genius Crochet Bag is a perfect project for carrying your books or magazines to and from home.

Amazing Grace Crochet Tote. This image courtesy of beatriceryandesigns.com.

Amazing Grace Crochet Tote. This image courtesy of beatriceryandesigns.com.

The Amazing Grace Crochet Tote pattern by Beatrice Ryan Designs includes helpful assembly photos and detailed instructions for attaching the handles.

Autumn Day Tote. This image courtesy of bhookedcrochet.com.

Autumn Day Tote. This image courtesy of bhookedcrochet.com.

The Autumn Day Tote by b.hooked Crochet is made up of granny squares. The pattern includes video tutorials and a stitch symbol chart.

Work Satchel Crochet Bag Pattern. This image courtesy of oombawkadesigncrochet.com.

Work Satchel Crochet Bag Pattern. This image courtesy of oombawkadesigncrochet.com.

The Work Satchel Crochet Bag by Rhondda Mol includes helpful photos to guide in assembly and tips for reinforcing the bottom of the bag.

Crochet Nautical Tote. This image courtesy of thestitchinmommy.com.

Crochet Nautical Tote. This image courtesy of thestitchinmommy.com.

Are you looking for the the perfect beach bag? Try out Amy Ramnarine’s Crochet Nautical Tote with braided handles.

Cute Kittens Crochet Tote. This image courtesy of poshpoochdesigns.com.

Cute Kittens Crochet Tote. This image courtesy of poshpoochdesigns.com.

Sara Sach’s Cute Kittens Crochet Tote combines stitches to create what looks like small cat faces.  This project is perfect for your favorite “crazy cat lady,” like me!

Clutches and Purses

No one wants to carry heavy bags in the summer. These 14 clutches and purses are great for carrying just the essentials.

Gotta Go Crochet Clutch. This image courtesy of pattern-paradise.com.

Gotta Go Crochet Clutch. This image courtesy of pattern-paradise.com.

The Gotta Go Crochet Clutch by Maria Bittner is a great clutch for carrying your essentials. It would also make a great case for your crochet kit!

Quirky Crochet Handbag. This image courtesy of crochetdynamite.com.

Quirky Crochet Handbag. This image courtesy of crochetdynamite.com.

The Quirky Crochet Handbag byJaime Maraia takes the classic handbag for a spin! The pattern includes a photo tutorial for making and attaching an interfacing lining and attaching the handles.

Mommy and Me Crochet Purse. This image courtesy of mnecrafts.com.

Mommy and Me Crochet Purse. This image courtesy of mnecrafts.com.

The Mommy and Me Crochet Purse Set by Amanda Evanson is a matching set of purses in child and adult sizes. These are closed with Velcro, making it easy for little hands to open and close.

Summer Hobo Bag. This image courtesy of knotyournanascrochet.blogspot.com.

Summer Hobo Bag. This image courtesy of knotyournanascrochet.blogspot.com.

The Summer Hobo Bag by Teri Heathcote features a sturdy bamboo handle. The pattern includes a photo tutorial for inserting a fabric lining.

Floral Purse. This image courtesy of meladorascreations-com.webs.com.

Floral Purse. This image courtesy of meladorascreations-com.webs.com.

This pattern for this lovely Floral Purse by Meladora’s Creations includes right- and left-handed video tutorials, and a photo tutorial.

Crochet Envelope Purse. This image courtesy of Kreinik.

Crochet Envelope Purse. This image courtesy of Kreinik.

The Crochet Envelope Purse is a beginner-friendly pattern by Chris Adams for Kreinik crocheted with ribbon for a sturdy shape.

Cable Purse. This image courtesy of Caron Yarns.

Cable Purse. This image courtesy of Caron Yarns.

If you like cables, you’ll love the Cable Purse by Deb Richey for Caron Yarn!

Tunisian Crochet Crescent Bag. This image courtesy of crochetkim.com.

Tunisian Crochet Crescent Bag. This image courtesy of crochetkim.com.

This stunning purse, the Tunisian Crochet Crescent Bag, by Kim Guzman is felted (fulled) after crocheting to give it added strength.

Sunset Waves Crochet Purse. This image courtesy of thecrochetlounge.com.

Sunset Waves Crochet Purse. This image courtesy of thecrochetlounge.com.

The Sunset Waves Crochet Purse by “e” Lee is a delightful one-skein project. Choose a self-striping yarn like the one in the sample to mimic the appearance of stripes without any ends to weave in!

Summer Crochet Clutch. This image courtesy of tangledhappy.com/.

Summer Crochet Clutch. This image courtesy of tangledhappy.com/.

The Summer Crochet Clutch by Sara Freisberg is an Anthropologie-inspired, textured clutch. Personalize it by choosing your favorite color for edging.

Crochet Shoulder Bag Tutorial. This image courtesy of rebeckahstreasures.com.

Crochet Shoulder Bag Tutorial. This image courtesy of rebeckahstreasures.com.

Rebeckah Ferger’s Crochet Shoulder Bag Tutorial is a template for a tapestry crochet bag along with helpful hints for designing your motifs or images. Tapestry crochet is suitable for even beginner crocheters.

Snow Queen Ruffled Bag. This image courtesy of crochetaddictuk.com.

Snow Queen Ruffled Bag. This image courtesy of crochetaddictuk.com.

The Snow Queen Crochet Ruffled Bag by Sue from Crochet Addict would look great in white or with vibrant colors on the ruffles.

Sea Glass Crochet Bag. This image courtesy of chocolatemintsinajar.com.

Sea Glass Crochet Bag. This image courtesy of chocolatemintsinajar.com.

The Sea Glass Crochet Bag by Chocolate Mints in a Jar is made up of granny squares. The pattern includes a construction diagram.

Colorful Crochet Clutch. This image courtesy of mooglyblog.com.

Colorful Crochet Clutch. This image courtesy of mooglyblog.com.

The Colorful Crochet Clutch by Tamara Kelly is a great statement piece. The pattern also includes a photo tutorial for adding a zipper and links to a video tutorial for the special stitch.

If you like crocheting with cotton thread, check out my free crochet pattern for the Diagonal Bobbles Clutch!

Diagonal Bobbles Clutch Marie Segares

I hope you enjoyed this roundup and that it inspired you to get your hooks ready for summer!

Link Love: Easy Shawl Patterns

Calling this season “summer” would not suffice. Monsoon season is a lot more accurate. After the intense downpour this morning, the wet mornings, and wet nights for the past two months, I’m ready for some sun. But in the meantime, sweatshirts, coats, and homemade shawls are a must for those summer nights. It’s cool enough out that you need something to keep warm, but then again, it’s warm enough that you don’t want to pull out the fleece. Shawls are the perfect solution. They can be light-weight enough that you won’t feel suffocated; at the same time, they are warm enough to protect you from a cool breeze. Knit and crochet shawl patterns are a warm and fashionable way to achieve both warmth and lightness.

 Link Love: Easy Shawl Patterns

 

Shawls

 

These easy shawl patterns are some great ways to get creative with your shawl. Whether you like to crochet or to knit, there is no competition as to which is better for these free crochet and free knitting patterns. Now, don’t you start thinking that you are “too-young” for a shawl or you “can’t use them anywhere else.” This is where you are very deceived! Instead of using a thick yarn, you can use a thinner yarn to make a lace-looking pattern and you can wear it out to a nice dinner or event to cover your shoulders. Use a wool yarn to make a thick, giant shawl for cozy winter evenings or as a holiday gift.

 

Free Crochet Shawl Patterns

A Crochet Shawl

Simple One Skein Wrap

Downton Abbey Shawl

Goddess Shawl

Summer Wrap

Breezy Shawl

Elegant Crochet Flower Shawl

Free Knit Shawl Patterns

Chunky Long Wrap

Knotted Lace Triangle Shawl

Circular Lace Shawl

Soft Shoulder Shawl

Stella Luna Lace Shawl

Silky Alpaca Lace Wrap

Easy Lace Shawl

 What else do you use shawls for?

Checkerboard in Primary Colors Stroller Blanket

I’m Marie Segares from Underground Crafter, and I’m happy to share this free crochet pattern with you today!

I am a huge fan of crochet motifs. I love the portability, especially in the warmer months. I also enjoy using up odds and ends from my stash. And, as I mentioned before with the Diagonal Rainbows Baby Blanket, I love making baby blankets.  This pattern combines two favorites – motifs and baby blankets – to create a vibrant stroller blanket.

Checkerboard in Primary Colors Stroller blanket, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter on FaveCrafts Blog

While the sample uses just 3 colors, you can always add more (or fewer) colors to customize the blanket for you!

Checkerboard in Primary Colors Stroller Blanket

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Checkerboard in Primary Colors Stroller blanket, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter on FaveCrafts Blog

Finished Size

  • Stroller Blanket: 29” (73.5 cm) x 37” (94 cm).

Materials

  • Red Heart Super Saver (7 oz/198 g/364 yds/333 m/100% acrylic) – 1 skein ea in Blue (CA), Cherry Red (CB), and Bright Yellow (CC), or approximately 283 yds (259 m) each in CA and CB, and 343 yds (314 m) in CC in any medium weight yarn.
  • H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Motif = 4” (10 cm) square in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd – Round
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Motif – Make 21 each in CA, CB, and CC

  • Ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch-2 sp, here and throughout), (dc, ch 2 in ring) 7 times, join with sl st to top of third ch of first ch 5. (8 dc + 8 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 2: Sl st to ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp) 7 times, sc to top of ch 3 to join (counts as ch-1 sp). (24 dc + 8 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 5, 2 dc in same ch 1 sp, *dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, hdc in ch-1 sp, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around ending last rep at **, dc in first ch-2 sp, join with sl to top of third ch of first ch 5, sl st to ch-2 sp. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 15”/38 cm) to join. (44 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)

Assembly

Checkerboard in Primary Colors Stroller Blanket assembly diagram

  • Following placement diagram, join motifs together to form a row. With RS facing, begin with hook and yarn tail in first ch of ch-2 sp. Line up stitches and join with sl st through back loops of each layer, skip last ch of ch-2 sp. Use CC to join rows together in the same fashion.

Border

  • Join CC in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same st, *dc in next 11 sts,** dc2tog across ch-2 sp of this motif and next motif; rep from * across, ending at ** at corner ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** in first corner ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2) in ch-2 sp, join with sl st to top of first ch 3.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if necessary.

Checkerboard in Primary Colors Stroller blanket, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter on FaveCrafts Blog

If you like this pattern, check out my Rectangular Sampler Baby Blanket, a free crochet pattern.

Your Top 10 Favorite Crochet Patterns of All Time

Do you want the best of the best crochet patterns? We thought so! We looked back at ALL our crochet patterns from the beginning of FaveCrafts and assembled our list of The Top 10 Crochet Patterns of All Time! With a little something for everyone, this collection gives you the most well-loved patterns all in one convenient place.

We don’t want to give away any secrets before you have time to review the list yourself, but let’s just say there are some fantastic projects in this list. From wearables to home decor, this list contains shawls, afghans, baby patterns, and so much more.

As an added bonus, we’re giving you the chance to win a subscription to I Like Crochet, our brand new online digital magazine. Filled with brand-new, never-before-featured patterns, this magazine is a must-have for those who are crazy about crochet! Scroll on down to see how you can win!

Now, without further adieu…

The Top Ten Crochet Patterns of All Time!

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10Adorable Crocheted Baby Dress: Great for little girls of all ages, this crocheted baby dress is easy to make and makes a wonderful gift idea for a new baby!

Simple One Skein Wrap9: This wrap only takes one skein of yarn to make, and you can make one in all your favorite colors so you always have something fun and stylish to wear as you head out the door!

Coldwater Creek Style Cardigan8: The store may have gone out of business, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create clothes inspired by Coldwater Creek! This lacy cardigan is great for seasonal transitions and can be worn by women of all ages.

7Infinity Rug: One of my personal favorites, this rug is perfect for adding color to your bathroom or kitchen. Worked up in a continuous round, this rug is a great project for beginners.

6Baby Blue Hat: Simple and adorable, this crocheted hat is great for babies of all ages. You can even make one for a little girl by using pink yarn. Also good for charity donations, this crocheted hat pattern has been a well-loved staple for years!

5Seashells Scarf: This stunning crocheted scarf can be worn day or night, and is the perfect accessory for a summer evening out on the town. The lovely summer colors make this scarf a must-have for summer lovers.

Easy One Ball Baby Blanket and Hat Set4: One one skein of yarn, you can crochet this baby hat AND a baby afghan! Perfect for moms with a little one on the way, this pattern is great because it’s like 2 projects in 1! Best of all, there’s no yarn scraps left over!

3Arrow Stitch Crocheted Afghan: Coming in at number three, this afghan would make a lovely addition to any home. Perfect for the beginning crocheter, this afghan works up using a simple stitch, and it’s great practice for changing colors.

2Under 6 Hours Throw: We’re all always on the run, so it’s no surprise that this Under 6 Hours Throw claimed the number two spot. Great for crocheters who are looking for a quick weekend project, this afghan is the perfect solution.

Foolproof Afghan1: There’s no screwing up this pattern! Easy, quick, and fun, the Foolproof Afghan is your favorite crochet pattern on FaveCrafts!

 

Did your favorite make the cut? Leave a comment and let us know!

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14 DIY Rug Ideas for Barefoot Living

“Take off your shoes and stay awhile.” That’s what my mom always say and it always guests into friends and family. Is there anything better than taking off your uncomfortable work boots or high heels and stepping onto something soft. With these tutorials, you can learn how to make a rug that will make your feet feel pampered and refreshed. Although it may not compare to the feeling of sand or cool water, soft rugs can provide instant comfort to hardwood or tile floors. These rugs are ideal for anywhere in the house that might need a little extra home décor.

14-DIY-Rug-Ideas

Don’t overlook the floor when you’re busy making the house into a home. Your feet will certainly appreciate the variety of DIY rugs ideas that you can crochet, sew, and even paint. Use a DIY cheap rug to catch the drips from the kitchen sink. Enjoy the feel of a new DIY bath rug as you step out of the shower. Also, don’t forget to make a special rug meant for four legs with a special project for your pets.

 

DIY Rugs Ideas to Crochet

The most popular way to learn how to make a rug is by getting out your crochet hooks and stitching one together. With these tutorials, you can make rugs to fit any floor space you have. Learn how to make hexagonal rugs, oval rugs, or rectangle rugs. You can also create a rug to fit any color scheme you desire. Crocheting your own rug is much cheaper and easier than hunting for the perfect rug at the store.

 

 

 

 

Other Easy DIY Rugs

Of course, crocheting isn’t the only way to learn how to make a rug. Here are a few easy rugs that you can create using other crafting mediums. Get ready to stitch, paint, and knit your way to easy barefoot living with these fun tutorials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is your favorite DIY rug technique?

 

 

9 Ruffled Accessories for a Sweet New Look

20 Minute Ruffle DressEverything is better with ruffles (no, I’m not talking about the chips). Ruffled edging on clothes first appeared in the 15th century and has remained popular ever since.

Not a “ruffle person,” you say? That’s probably because you didn’t know there’s more than one type of ruffle and more than one way to wear ruffled clothing and accessories.

Sure, ruffles can be “girly,” but they can also be cute, simple, and just plain fun! For every personality type, there is a ruffle that perfectly suits it. Complement your outfit with a few handmade ruffles, no matter what your style. You can make something dainty and feminine, like a Ruffled Lace Flower Headband, or something that showcases your adventurous side.

Be proud of who you are and embrace your style with these fun ruffled accessories. Better yet, make some adorable ruffle apparel for a loved one. Perhaps you know a special little child who would like a Baby Ruffle Hat.

Baby Ruffle Crochet HatWhether you’re fancy, flirty, or fun, there are plenty of ruffle patterns for you to choose from. Add some texture and flair to your wardrobe with these nine ruffled accessories.

 

9 Ruffled Accessories for a Sweet New Look

 

15 Crochet Ruffle Patterns

 

 

 

BONUS! Ruffles look great on crochet wraps and shawls patterns, crochet purses, crochet scarves…pretty much anything can benefit from a ruffle! Check out this collection of 16 Crochet Ruffle Patterns.

 

 

 

 

Which is your favorite ruffle accessory and why?