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  • Mushrooms Set Free Crochet Pattern

    Fall is literally around the corner and I can't wait to make my house ready for the new season! I've created many cute decors over the years, but when the Fall approaches, I'm always in the mood to add new pieces to my collection! What about working on a new Fall-inspired crochet project today? I designed for you a set of 5 cute little mushrooms that you can use as mini garland and wreath attachments, or simply as play food for your kids! ***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the pattern with more than 40 step-by-step pictures on Etsy HERE. 10 pages of detailed instructions to guide you through the making process! For this project I used the gorgeous LOOP'NCRAFT Mercerized Cotton - made of 100% recycle ♻️ cotton yarn!! Mercerized Cotton Yarn is produced from high quality 100% combed, gassed and mercerized cotton. This light weight yarn is perfect for summery garments, airy accessories and especially for amigurumi projects! Thanks to the extremely soft to the touch and shiny cotton, the stitches look nice and neat and well defined. Make sure to check out their website and their Instagram account (@loopncraftyarn) and discover all the yarn options! Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: light yarn (3) in ecru, beige, brown, white, red, bronze, yellow MATERIALS: 2.25 mm crochet hook; polyester fiber fill; yarn needle DIMENSION: # 1 - 2.5” x 2 (6 x 4.5 cm) # 1 - 1” 6/8 x 2 (4.2 x 4.5 cm) # 3 - 3” x 1” 5/8 (7.5 x 4 cm) # 4 - 2.5” x 2” 2/8 (6 x 5.5 cm) # 5 - 3” x 2” 2/8 (7.5 x 5.5 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (hdc), front loop only (FLO), back loop only (BLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). Mushroom # 1 (ecru, beige, and brown) Rnd 1: starting off with ecru yarn – 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: sc inc around (12) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (18) Rnds 4 - 7: sc even (18) Rnd 8: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (16) Rnd 9: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (14); start stuffing Rnd 10: switch to beige yarn, working in FLO, sc inc around (28) Rnd 11: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (35) Rnd 12: switch to brown yarn, working in FLO, sc even (35) Rnd 13: working in BLO, sc even (35) Rnd 14 - 15: working in both loops now, sc even (35) Rnd 16: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (28) Rnd 17: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (21) Rnd 18: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (14); finish stuffing Rnd 19: sc dec around (7); F/O, close the hole and wave in end Mushroom # 2 (ecru, red, and white ) Rnd 1: starting off with ecru yarn – 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnds 4 - 7: sc even (24) Rnd 8: switch to red yarn, working in FLO, (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 9: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 10: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 11: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 12: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); stuff the mushroom Rnd 13: sc dec around (8); F/O, close the hole and wave in end Embroider little marks on the red section of the mushroom with white yarn and the yarn needle. Mushroom # 3 (ecru and bronze) Rnd 1: starting with ecru yarn - 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: working in BLO, sc even (16) Rnds 4 - 6: sc even (16) Rnd 7: switch to bronze yarn, working in FLO, (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnds 8 - 16: sc even (24) Rnd 17: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (18) Rnd 18: sc even (18) Rnd 19: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (12); start stuffing Rnd 20: sc even (12) Rnd 21: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (10); finish stuffing Rnd 22: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (8); F/O, close the hole and wave in end Mushroom # 4 (yellow) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8) Rnds 3 - 4: sc even (8) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10) Rnds 6 - 8: sc even (10) Rnd 9: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (12) Rnd 10: sc even (12) Rnd 11: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (14) Rnd 12: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (16); stuff the mushroom Rnd 13: working in BLO, sc dec around (8); F/O, close the hole and wave in end Rnd 15: insert the hook into the FLO on any one st of rnd # 13, work 3 sc in each st around (48) Rnds 16 - 17: sc even (48); F/O, cut and hide the yarn Mushroom # 5 (white, beige, and bronze) Rnd 1: starting off with white yarn – 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnds 3 - 5: sc even (16) Rnd 6: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (12) Rnd 7: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (10) Rnds 8 - 9: sc even (10) Rnd 10: switch to beige yarn – dc even (10) Rnd 11: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (12); stuff the mushroom Rnd 12: working in BLO – sc dec around (6); F/O, close the hole and wave in end Rnd 13: holding the mushroom upside down, insert the hook into the BLO on any one st of rnd # 12, work 2 sc in each st around (24) Rnd 14: sc even (24) Rnd 15: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (36) Rnd 16: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnd 17: sl st even (48) Rnd 18: working in the BLO of rnd #16 – sc even (48) Rnd 19: sc even (48) Rnd 20: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (42) Rnd 21: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36) Rnd 22: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (30) Rnd 23: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24); stuff the mushroom Rnd 24: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16) Rnd 25: sc dec around (8); F/O, close the hole and wave in end. I can't wait to see your version of my AMIGURUMI MUSHROOMS SET! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Amy the Squishy Bee Free Crochet Pattern

    Happy Tuesday my crafty friends! Let's teach our little ones the importance of bees in our world with this cute amigurumi - her name is Amy and apart from being super cute, she is extremely soft and cuddly!! Here are some fun facts about bees you can share with your kids: Bees are the only insect in the world that make food that humans can eat. Bees have been here about 30 million years! Bees fly about 20 mph An average beehive can hold around 50,000 bees A bee produces a teaspoon of honey (about 5 grams) in her lifetime My cute Bee is worked with a soft, warm, and fluffy yarn made of 100% merino wool - DHG PIUMA yarn...the result is extremely soft and cuddly - a perfect toy for the little ones! DHG Shop is an Italian fiber and textile company that offers all you need for your felt, hand spinning, knitting and handcrafting projects. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ You can purchase the PDF pattern here on my Etsy page with explanatory step-by-step pictures and tips to guide you through the making process. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Bulky (5) DHG Piuma Honey - Dark; Light Yarn (3) in White; Cotton Thread (0) in Black MATERIALS: 4 mm and 2.25 mm Hooks, Poly Stuffing; Yarn Needle DIMENSION: 7” x 4.5” (18 x 12 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). Bee (honey and dark yarn) Rnd 1: starting off with yellow yarn – 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: sc even (32) Rnd 6: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 7: sc even (40) Rnd 8: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnds 9 - 12: sc even (48) Rnd 13: switch to black yarn - sc even (48) Rnds 14 - 15: sc even (48) Rnd 16: switch to yellow yarn - sc even (48) Rnd 17: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40) Rnd 18: sc even (40) Rnd 19: switch to black yarn - sc even (40) Rnds 20 - 21: sc even (40) Rnd 22: switch to yellow yarn - sc even (40) Rnd 23: sc even (40) Rnd 24: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 25: switch to black yarn - sc even (32) Rnds 26 - 27: sc even (32) Rnd 28: switch to yellow yarn - (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 29: sc even (24) Rnd 30: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16) Rnd 31: sc even (16) Rnd 32: switch to black yarn - sc dec around (8) Rnd 33: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6); F/O, close the hole and wave in ends. Embroider the EYES (3 sts long) with black yarn between rnds # 5-6, 10 stitches apart. Embroider the light glare with white light yarn. Embroider the EYEBROWS with black thread between rnds # 6-8, 8 stitches apart. Embroider the MOUTH with black thread between rnds # 3-5. Wings (white yarn; make two) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: sc inc around (12) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (18) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnds 5 - 8: sc even (24) Rnd 9: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (18) Rnd 10: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16) Rnd 11: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (14) Rnd 12: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (12) Rnd 13: sc even (12) Rnd 14: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (10); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the wings to the bee, between rnds # 15-18, 6 stitches apart. Flatten them and do not stuff them. Antennae (black cotton thread; make two) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8); close the magic ring and work 10 chs tightly. F/O and leave a long strand of thread to sew the antennae between rnds # 8-9, 6 stitches apart. I can't wait to see your version of my AMY THE SQUISHY BEE! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Hot Air Balloon Free Crochet Pattern

    Hello my fellow crafters! I hope you've had a good jump into the week! Have you ever had the chance to see the world from a hot air balloon? I personally have not, but I like to dream about flying on a beautiful and colorful balloon as the sun sets and being carried away to live great adventures... This cute crocheted hot air balloon make an adorable attachment for a crib mobile! Just free your imagination and play with colors to create a special decor for your baby's nursery! For this project I used the gorgeous LOOP'NCRAFT Mercerized Cotton - made of 100% recycle ♻️ cotton yarn!! Mercerized Cotton Yarn is produced from high quality 100% combed, gassed and mercerized cotton. This light weight yarn is perfect for summery garments, airy accessories and especially for amigurumi projects! Thanks to the extremely soft to the touch and shiny cotton, the stitches look nice and neat and well defined. Make sure to check out their website and their Instagram account (@loopncraftyarn) and discover all the yarn options! ***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the pattern (with many step-by-step pictures, along with charts and schematics) on Etsy HERE. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) - in rosewood, white, bronze and beige MATERIALS: 2.25 mm crochet hook; poly filling; yarn needle DIMENSION: 6” x 3.5” (15 x 9 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), back loop only (BLO), front loop only (FLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). Balloon (rosewood/white/bronze) Rnd 1: starting off with red yarn – 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnd 7: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56) Rnd 8: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (64) Rnd 9: sc even (64) Rnd 10: (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (72) Rnd 11: sc even (72) Rnd 12: (8 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (80) Rnds 13 - 22: sc even (80) Rnd 23: switch to white yarn, and work in BLO - (8 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (72) Rnds 24 - 27: working in both loops now - sc even (72) Go back to rnd #22 and insert your hook into the front loop of the 1st st of the round, then work with rust yarn in the FLO (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 sl st, 1 sl st) rep 10 times (80) Rnd 28: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (64) Rnd 29: switch to red yarn - sc even (64) Rnd 30: sc even (64) Rnd 31: switch back to white yarn - sc even (64) Rnd 32: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (56) Rnd 33: sc even (56) Rnd 34: switch to rust yarn - (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48) Rnd 35: sc even (48) Rnd 36: switch back to white yarn - (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40) Rnd 37: sc even (40) Rnd 38: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 39: switch to red yarn - sc even (32) Rnd 40: sc even (32); stuff the hot air balloon tightly Rnd 41: switch back to white yarn - (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 42a: working in BLO with red yarn - (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16) Rnd 43a: working in both loops now - sc dec around (8); F/O, cut the yarn, close the hole and wave in end. Go back to rnd #41 and insert your hook into the front loop of the 1st st… Rnd 42b: working in FLO with red yarn - 24 sc (24) Rnd 43b: working both loops now - 24 sc (24); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Basket (beige) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: working in BLO - sc even (24) Rnd 5: working in BLO - sc even (24) Rnd 6: working in BLO - sc even (24) F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Cut four strands (approximately 4” long) of light brown yarn and use it to hang the basket to rnd #43b of the hot air balloon. I can't wait to see your version of my cute HOT AIR BALLOON! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Birthday Piglet Free Crochet Pattern

    Happy Tuesday and welcome back to my blog my crafty friends! It looks like a cute little Piglet is ready to celebrate his birthday! He cannot wait to make a wish blowing out the candle, taste the yummy cake and open his birthday gift! Lets's join the party!!! Today I'll be sharing with you all the instructions to crochet the BABY PIG - if you want to learn how to make all the fun accessories (the BIRTHDAY HAT, the GIFT BOX and the CAKE) check out the downloadable version of this pattern available for purchase on my ETSY page. __________________________________________________________________________________________ ***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the pattern with more than 60 step-by-step pictures, on Etsy HERE 12 pages of detailed instructions to guide you through the making process! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: light yarn (3) in light and dark pink; cotton thread in black; sewing thread in black MATERIALS: 2.5 mm crochet hook; 10 mm black plastic safety eyes; polyester fiber fill; yarn needle DIMENSION: 6” x 4” (15 x 10 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), front loop only (FLO), back loop only (BLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). Body and Tail (light and dark pink) Rnd 1: starting off with dark pink yarn – 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: working in BLO, sc even (24) Rnd 5: switch to light pink yarn - working in both loops now, sc even (24) Rnd 6: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 7: sc even (32) Rnd 8: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnds 9 - 10: sc even (40) Rnd 11: 15 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc, 2 sc inc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 15 sc (46) Rnd 12: sc even (46) Rnd 13: 22 sc, 2 sc inc, 22 (48) Rnd 14: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56) Rnds 15 - 16: sc even (56) Insert the black safety eyes between rnds # 13-14, approximately 20 sts apart. Rnd 17: [(1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep 3 times], 44 sc, [(1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep 3 times] (62) Rnds 18 - 35: sc even (62); start stuffing the body Rnd 36: 1 sc dec, 58, 1 sc dec (60) Rnd 37: (8 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (54) Rnd 38: sc even (54) Rnd 39: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48) Rnds 40 - 41: sc even (48) Rnd 42: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36) Rnd 43: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 44: sc dec around (12); finish stuffing the body Rnd 45: working in FLO, (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (8) Rnd 46: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6) Rnd 47: sc dec around (3); do not F/O Crochet 9 chs, work 3 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, then work 3 sc in each one of the next 7 chs, and 1 sl st into the last st of rnd #47. F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Ears (light pink yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: working in BLO, sc even (8) …from now on you’ll work in rows... Row 1: 1 sc inc, 6 sc, 1 sc inc (10); ch 1 and turn Row 2: 4 sc, 2 sc inc, 4 sc (12); ch 1 and turn Row 3: 1 sc dec, 8 sc, 1 sc dec (10); ch 1 and turn Row 4: 2 sc dec, 4 sc, 2 sc dec (8); ch 1 and turn Row 5: 1 sc dec, 4 sc, 1 sc dec (6); ch 1 and turn Row 6: 1 sc dec, 2 sc, 1 sc dec (4); ch 1 and turn Row 7: 2 sc dec (2); ch 1 and turn Row 8: 1 sc dec (1); F/O, cut and hide the yarn. Cut a strand of light pink yarn, thread it into your tapestry needle and use it to sew the front loop of rnd #2 of the EARS to the body, between rnds #17-19, approximately 12 sts apart. EYE INDENTATION: Cut a long strand of light pink yarn and thread it into your yarn needle. Insert the needle from the bottom side of the head and pull it out above the eye and then back again into the next stitch on the right. Pull it out right above the other eye and then back again into the next stitch on the right and pull it out from where you initially inserted it from. Pull the two ends causing the eyes to sink into the head slightly. Make a knot and wave in ends. NARES: Cut a long strand of black cotton yarn and thread it into your yarn needle. Embroider two vertical lines onto the NOSE (dark section of the muzzle). MOUTH: Cut a long strand of black sewing thread and use it to embroider the mouth line on the bottom section of the muzzle. Legs (dark and light pink yarn - make four) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (9) Rnd 3: switch to light pink yarn, (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (12) Rnd 4: sc even (12) Rnd 5: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (14) Rnd 6: sc even (14) Rnd 7: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (16) Rnd 8: sc even (16) Rnd 9: 8 sc, then leave the remaining 8 sts unworked (8); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the legs to the bottom of the body. Stuff the legs before attaching them to the body. Front Legs: between rnds #20-26. The 8 sc of the last rnd should face outward. Back legs: between rnds # 35-40. The 8 sc of the last rnd should face backward. I can't wait to see your version of my BIRTHDAY PIGLET! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Dorothy Finger Puppet Free Crochet Pattern

    Hello my dear crafters! How's your week going so far? I have to admit that have been so impressed on your feedback on my finger puppets projects I shared with you all in the post months, that I decided to work on a new fun collection! I used to love the Wizard of Oz when I was little. I remember I would listen to the story on my audiocassette over and over again with my brother - what a wonderful memory!!! Today I'll be sharing the instructions to create the cute little Dorothy. The pattern of the Lion is already available for free - click HERE to check the blog post! ...and if you liked this kind of crochet projects, don't forget to also check out the Safari and Woodland Finger Puppets Collections!! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the patterns of the Wizard of Oz collection with many step-by-step pictures, charts, schematic and tips to guide you through the making process on Etsy HERE ! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) - Brown, Beige, Black, White and Light Blue MATERIALS: 2.5 mm Crochet Hook; Yarn Needle DIMENSION: 2.5” x 1.5” (6.5 x 3.5 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), front loop only (FLO), back loop only (BLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). Body (brown, beige, white, light blue, black yarn) Rnd 1: starting off with brown yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: sc even (24) Rnd 5: 8 sc, [switch to beige yarn, 8 sc], [switch back to brown yarn, 8 sc] (24) Rnd 6: 7 sc, [switch to beige yarn, 10 sc], [switch back to brown yarn, 7 sc] (24) Rnds 7 - 8: rep rnd #6 (24) Rnd 9: working with beige yarn only, 7 sc in BLO, 10 sc in both loops, 7 sc in BLO (24) Rnd 10: switch to white yarn, sc even (24) Rnds 11 - 12: sc even (24) Rnd 13: switch to light blue yarn, sc even (24) Rnds 14 - 20: sc even (24); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in ends Cut a long strand of brown yarn; thread your yarn onto a tapestry needle and embroider the side bangs between rnds # 4-6. To make braids: cut 3 long strands of brown yarn for each braid. Thread your yarn onto a tapestry needle and insert the tip of the needle below the front loop of sts # 5-6-7 and # 18-19-20. Fold your yarn in half. Braid the yarn and make a knot to secure the braid. Cut the extra length. Embroider the EYES with black yarn between rnds # 6-8. Add the eye glare with white yarn. Embroider the NOSE with beige yarn between rnds # 7-8, by wrapping some yarn vertically on two sts. Embroider the V shaped MOUTH with black cotton thread between rnds # 8-10. Cut a long strand of light blue yarn and with the help of the tapestry needle, create the dress straps on the front and on the back of the puppet. I can't wait to see your version of my DOROTHY FINGER PUPPET! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Tiger Security Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

    Let The World Hear Your Roar!!! A new adorable Tiger has just been added to my crochet Security Blanket Collection! Isn't it just adorable?!? I love all the little details of its cute face...especially the side hair made with the softest fur yarn. The bobble stitch pattern of the mini blanket add a nice and interesting texture that can stimulate your baby's sensory development, while the softness of the yarn make this cute blanket a perfect self-soothing tool. If you like this project don't forget to check out the other safety blanket designs and their free instructions! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the pattern with more than 70 step-by-step pictures, charts, schematic and tips on Etsy HERE 10 pages of detailed instructions to guide you through the making process! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) - Rust, White and Black; Super Bulky (6) Fur Yarn in Cream; Cotton Thread in Black MATERIALS: 3.25 mm Crochet Hook; Poly Filling; Tapestry Needle DIMENSION: 9.5” x 13” (24 x 34 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), bobble stitch (bo), back loop only (BLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). BLANKET PANEL A (rust – work in rows) Row 1: 38 ch, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 36 sc (37); ch 2 and turn Row 2: dc even (37); ch 1 and turn Row 3: sc even (37); ch 2 and turn Rows 4 - 23: rep rows 2-3 (37); F/O and cut the yarn BLANKET PANEL B (rust yarn; work in rows) Row 1: 38 ch, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 36 sc (37); ch 2 and turn Row 2: 1 dc into the 1st st, 1 ch, (skip one st, 1 bo, ch 1, skip 1 st, work 1 dc into the next st) rep 9 times (19 sts, 9 chs); ch 1 and turn Row 3: 1 sc into the dc st, (1 sc into the space between the dc and the bobble st, 1 sc into the bobble st, 1 sc into the ch space, 1 sc into the dc st) rep 9 times (37); ch 2 and turn Rows 4 - 23: rep rows 2-3; DO NOT F/O Do not F/O or cut the yarn. Place the two panels together, matching up all sides and making sure the right side of the bubble panel is facing outwards. Start joining the panels by crocheting the edges together with single crochet stitches. Work (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) stitches in each corner. F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. HEAD (rust and white yarn) Rnd 1: starting off with rust yarn – 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) (40) Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) (48) Rnds 7 - 13: sc even (48) Rnd 14: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice, switch to white yarn (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep three times, switch back to rust yarn, (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep three times (56) Rnds 15 - 16: rep rnd #14 (56) Rnd 17: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice, switch to white yarn (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep three times, switch back to rust yarn, (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep three times (48) Rnd 18: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice, switch to white yarn (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep three times, switch back to rust yarn, (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep three times (40) Rnd 19: working with rust yarn only, (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (30) Rnd 20: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (20); stuff the head firmly Rnd 21: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16) Rnd 22: sc dec around (8); F/O, close the hole and leave a long strand of yarn. Ears (rust yarn; make two) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: sc inc around (12) Rnds 3 - 4: sc even (12) Rnd 5: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (8); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the ears to the top of the head between rnds # 4-8. Do not stuff the ears. Vertical strap (white yarn) Row 1: 3 ch, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc (2); ch 1 and turn Row 2: 2 sc (2); ch 1 and turn Row 3: 1 sc, 1 sc inc (3); ch 1 and turn Row 4: sc even (3); ch 1 and turn Row 5: 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc (4); ch 1 and turn Rows 6 - 12: sc even (4); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Position the stripe so that the last row falls between rnds # 12-13 of the head. Sew all the 4 sides to the head with the extra strand of white yarn. Embroider 2 black stripes on the top of the head, 2 sts apart from the white stripe. Embroider the NOSE between rnds #12-14 with black yarn, 4 sts wide. Embroider three dots on each cheek with black yarn. Cut a 15” long strand of white fur yarn and thread it onto your tapestry needle. Insert the needle into the head and pull it out between rnds #17-18 on one side of the head (below the lower black stripe). Insert the needle back into the head between rnds #8-9. Repeat on the other side. Use the fur yarn to create the inner ears. Legs (rust yarn; make 4) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnds 3 - 6: sc even (16) Rnd 7: (2 sc, 1 sc de) rep around (12) Rnd 8: sc even (12); stuff the tip of the leg Row 9: flatten the last round and work through both layers, 6 sc (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Embroider the toe 4 lines with black cotton thread. Tail (rust and black yarn) Rnd 1: starting off with rust yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2 - 4: sc even (8) Rnd 5: switch to black yarn, sc even (8) Rnd 6: switch back to rust yarn, sc even (8) Rnds 7 - 8: sc even (8) Rnd 9: switch back to rust yarn, sc even (8) Rnds 10 - 21: rep rnds # 6-8 (8) Rnd 22: switch back to rust yarn, sc even (8) Do not stuff the tail Rnd 23: flatten the last round and work through both layers, 4 sc (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Assembling instructions Sew the bottom side of the tail to one of the blanket’s edges. Sew the front legs to the side edges of the blanket and the back legs to the bottom edge. Sew the TAIL to the bottom edge of the blanket between the back legs. I can't wait to see your version of my TIGER SAFETY BLANKET! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Boat Free Crochet Pattern

    Happy Tuesday my friends! Are you ready to sail away with me today? I've designed for you all a cute boat! I've always loved sea adventurous stories and novels - the power of nature and its amazing creatures are just fascinating! So, jump on and have some fun! __________________________________________________________________________________________ This crochet project requires some sewing skills! So for those of you that need some visual help, don't forget that you can purchase a downloadable PDF version of the pattern (with more than 50 step-by-step pictures, along with charts and schematics) on Etsy HERE. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) - light yarn (3) in blue, white, and yellow MATERIALS: 2.25 mm crochet hook; poly filling; yarn needle DIMENSIONS: 5.5” x 3” x 3.5” (14 x 8 x 9 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), back loop only (BLO), front loop only (FLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). Main Body (blue and white) Row 1: starting off with blue yarn, 19 ch, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 17 sc (18); ch 1 and turn Row 2 - 20: sc even (18); ch 1 and turn Row 21: 8 sc, 1 sc dec, 8 sc (17); ch 1 and turn Row 22: 7 sc, 1 sc dec, 8 sc (16); ch 1 and turn Row 23: sc even (16); ch 1 and turn Row 24: 7 sc, 1 sc dec, 7 sc (15); ch 1 and turn Row 25: sc even (15); ch 1 and turn Row 26: 6 sc, 1 sc dec, 7 sc (14); ch 1 and turn Row 27: 6 sc, 1 sc dec, 6 sc (13); ch 1 and turn Row 28: 5 sc, 1 sc dec, 6 sc (12); ch 1 and turn Row 29: 5 sc, 1 sc dec, 5 sc (11); ch 1 and turn Row 30: 4 sc, 1 sc dec, 5 sc (10); ch 1 and turn Row 31: 4 sc, 1 sc dec, 4 sc (9); ch 1 and turn Row 32: 3 sc, 1 sc dec, 4 sc (8); ch 1 and turn Row 33: 1 sc dec, 4 sc, 1 sc dec (6); ch 1 and turn Row 34: 1 sc dec, 2 sc, 1 sc dec (4); ch 1 and turn Row 35: 2 sc dec (2) DO NOT CH 1, AND DON’T TURN; CONTINUE WORKING IN ROUND. Rnd 1: 34 sc, work (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in the corner st, 16 sc, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in the other corner st, 34 sc (90) Rnd 2: working on BLO, sc even (90) Rnd 3: working in both loops now, 1 sc inc, 88 sc, 1 sc inc (92) Rnd 4: 1 sc inc, 90 sc, 1 sc inc (94) Rnd 5: 1 sc inc, 92 sc, 1 sc inc (96) Rnd 6: switch to white yarn, sc even (96) Rnd 7: sc even (96) Rnd 8: switch back to blue yarn, sc even (96) Rnd 9: sc even (96) Rnd 10: sl st even in the FLO of the previous rnd (96); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. _______________________ Deck (beige) Row 1: starting off with blue yarn, 19 ch, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 17 sc (18); ch 1 and turn Row 2 - 20: sc even (18); ch 1 and turn Row 21: 8 sc, 1 sc dec, 8 sc (17); ch 1 and turn Row 22: 7 sc, 1 sc dec, 8 sc (16); ch 1 and turn Row 23: sc even (16); ch 1 and turn Row 24: 7 sc, 1 sc dec, 7 sc (15); ch 1 and turn Row 25: sc even (15); ch 1 and turn Row 26: 6 sc, 1 sc dec, 7 sc (14); ch 1 and turn Row 27: 6 sc, 1 sc dec, 6 sc (13); ch 1 and turn Row 28: 5 sc, 1 sc dec, 6 sc (12); ch 1 and turn Row 29: 5 sc, 1 sc dec, 5 sc (11); ch 1 and turn Row 30: 4 sc, 1 sc dec, 5 sc (10); ch 1 and turn Row 31: 4 sc, 1 sc dec, 4 sc (9); ch 1 and turn Row 32: 3 sc, 1 sc dec, 4 sc (8); ch 1 and turn Row 33: 1 sc dec, 4 sc, 1 sc dec (6); ch 1 and turn Row 34: 1 sc dec, 2 sc, 1 sc dec (4); ch 1 and turn Row 35: 2 sc dec (2) DO NOT CH 1, AND DON’T TURN; CONTINUE WORKING IN ROUND. Rnd 1: 34 sc, work (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in the corner st, 16 sc, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in the other corner st, 34 sc (90); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. _______________________ Cabin (yellow) Row 1: 13 ch, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 11 sc (12); ch 1 and turn Rows 2 - 11: sc even (12) DO NOT CH 1, AND DON’T TURN; CONTINUE WORKING IN ROUND. Rnd 1: 9 sc, 3 sc in the corner st, 10 sc, 3 sc in the corner st, 9 sc, 3 sc in the corner st, 10 sc, 3 sc in the corner st (50) Rnd 2: working in BLO, sc even (50) Rnds 3 - 10: sc even (50); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. _______________________ Funnel (blue and white) Rnd 1: starting off with blue yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: working in BLO, sc even (16) Rnd 4: sc even (16) Rnd 5: switch to white yarn, sc even (16) Rnd 6: switch back to blue yarn, sc even (16) Rnd 7: sc even (16) Rnd 8: working in BLO, (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (12); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. _______________________ Round Windows (blue and white - make two) Rnd 1: starting off with white yarn, 7 sc in a mr (7) Rnd 2: sc inc around (14) Rnd 3: switch to blue yarn and work in BLO, sc even (14) ; F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. _______________________ Front Oval Window (blue and white) Rnd 1: starting off with white yarn, 6 ch, 2 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 3 sc, 4 sc in the last ch, continue working on the opposite side of the foundation chain, 3 sc, 1 sc inc in the last st (14) Rnd 2: 2 sc inc, 3 sc, 4 sc inc, 3 sc, 2 sc in (22) Rnd 3: switch to blue yarn and work in BLO, sc even (22); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. _______________________ Door (blue) Row 1: 9 ch, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 7 sc (8); ch 1 and turn Row 2: sc even (8); ch 1 and turn Rows 3 - 4: sc even (8) Do not F/O, continue working in round: 2 sc, 1 sc inc in the corner st, 7 sc (leave the bottom side of the door unworked). F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. _______________________ Assembling instructions Position the cabin onto the deck between rows #11 -24. Start sewing the last rnd of the cabin to the deck as shown in the picture below. Once you’ve attached the first two sides, pause, and start sewing the other parts to the cabin. Sew the funnel to the top side of the cabin. Sew the round windows to the cabin right and left sides and the oval window to the front one. Sew the door to the back side of the cabin. Embroider the door handle with yellow yarn. Stuff the cabin firmly and finish sewing it onto the deck. Place some stuffing into the boat and position the deck on top of it. Start sewing the last rnd of the deck to the interior side of the boat between rnds # 5-6 (below the white round). F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. I can't wait to see your version of my cute BOAT! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Ice Cream Free Crochet Pattern

    Hello my fellow crafters! Hope you've had a good jump into the week! In a Summer that has brought us already many hot days, there's nothing better than a delicious and cool treat to beat the heat, don't you agree? For this Tuesday free pattern I designed a super cute ice cream that could make a fun toy or an adorable decor for birthday parties and baby showers! So, are you ready to crochet along? Choose your favorite yarn and colors and let's have some fun! __________________________________________________________________________________________ For this project I used Domigurumi Cotton, gifted me by the sweet Domitilla (owner of Domigurumi). This extremely easy to work with yarn is made of cotton fibers crafted to make it specially soft to touch. Thanks to this cotton, the stitches result nice and neat and well defined. Make sure to check out her website and her Instagram account (@domi.gurumi) and discover all the yarn options! __________________________________________________________________________________________ ***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the pattern (with many step-by-step pictures, along with charts and schematics) on Etsy HERE. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) - in brown, pink, aqua, white and beige MATERIALS: 2.25 mm crochet hook; poly filling; yarn needle DIMENSION: 4.5” x 2.5” (12 x 6 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), back loop only (BLO), front loop only (FLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). ICE CREAM (brown/pink/aqua and white) Rnd 1: starting off with brown/pink/aqua yarn, 7 ch, 2 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 4 sc, 4 sc into the last ch, keep working on the other side of the foundation chain, 4 sc, 1 sc inc into the last st (16) Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 3: (1 sc inc, 2 sc) rep around (32) Rnd 4: sc even (32) Rnd 5: (1 sc inc, 3 sc) rep around (40) Rnds 6 - 7: sc even (40) Rnd 8: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnds 9 - 22: sc even (48) DO NOT F/O THE YARN. Rnd 23: join white yarn into the back loop of the 1st st of the previous rnd; working in BLO, sc even (48) Rnds 24 - 26: working in both loops now, sc even (48) Start stuffing the ice cream. Go back to your main color yarn; work an additional round of 48 sc in the FLO of rnd #22. F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Let’s create now the bottom side of the ice cream. Rnd 27: working in BLO, (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40) Rnd 28: work in both loops now, (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 29: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Finish stuffing the ice cream. Rnd 30: 2 sc dec, 4 sc, 4 sc dec, 4 sc, 2 sc dec (16); F/O and leave along strand of yarn. STICK (beige) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: sc inc around (12) Rnd 3: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (16) Rnd 4: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (20) Rnds 5 - 7: sc even (20) Rnd 8: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16) Rnd 9: sc even (16) Rnd 10: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (12) Rnds 11 - 12: sc even (12); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn Flatten the stick (do not stuff it) and secure it in place with pins. Sew the stick opening to the ice cream bottom side. Embroider the light reflection on one side of the ice cream with white yarn (between rnds #4-10). I can't wait to see your version of my cute ICE CREAM! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Cotton Stems Free Crochet Pattern

    I've always loved how delicate and precious cotton flowers are, and how they can become a lovely piece of decor for the house. I have a beautiful wreath made of dried cotton flowers that I often add in background as a photo prop when taking pictures of my amigurumis. ...so why not making this adorable decoration the center piece of my photo this time? Let's learn how to create this graceful flower together! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ You can purchase the PDF pattern here on my Etsy page - you will find many explanatory step-by-step pictures, diagrams and tips to guide you through the making process. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN - medium (4) in white and brown MATERIALS - 4.25 mm and 2.5 mm crochet hooks; yarn needle DIMENSIONS - 2.5” x 2.5” x 1” (5 x 5 x 2.5 cm) ABBREVIATIONS -magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), bobble stitch (bo), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL - beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). ______________________________________________ Cotton Flower (white yarn - 4.25 mm hook) Rnd 1: in a mr work 2 ch, 1 bo, 1 sl st, 2 ch, 1 bo, 1 sl st, 2 ch, 1 bo, 1 sl st, 2 ch, 1 bo, 1 sl st (4 bo, 4 sl st); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn ______________________________________________ Bract (brown yarn - 2.5 mm hook) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Row 2: (7 ch, 1 sl st into the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc into the next ch, 1 hdc into the next one, 1 dc into the 4th, 1 hdc into the 5th, and 1 sc into the last ch, 1 sl st into the next st of the round) rep 4 times F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. ______________________________________________ Assembling Instructions With a yarn needle, insert the white strand of yarn of the cotton flower into the center ring of the bract and make a knot. Use the extra strands of brown yarn to attach the flower to the branch (make few knots to secure the flower in place). I can't wait to see your version of my COTTON STEM! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Frog Security Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

    Happy Tuesday and welcome back to my blog! Are you ready to create the cutest Frog Safety Blanket?!? I cannot get enough of this lovely bobble pattern - it's absolutely super easy to crochet and the look of it is just gorgeous. ...not to mention how fun it has been designing the cute frog and its chubby toes! If you like this project don't forget to check out the other safety blanket designs and their free instructions! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the pattern with 60 step-by-step pictures and charts, schematic and tips on Etsy HERE. Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) - Green, White and Yellow; Cotton Thread in Black MATERIALS: 3.25 mm Crochet Hook; Poly Filling; 9 mm Plastic Safety Eyes DIMENSION: 11” x 10” (27 x25 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), bobble stitch (bo), back loop only (BLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). BLANKET PANEL A (green – work in rows) Row 1: 38 ch, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 36 sc (37); ch 2 and turn Row 2: dc even (37); ch 1 and turn Row 3: sc even (37); ch 2 and turn Rows 4 - 23: rep rows 2-3 (37); F/O and cut the yarn BLANKET PANEL B (green yarn; work in rows) Row 1: 38 ch, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 36 sc (37); ch 2 and turn Row 2: 1 dc into the 1st st, 1 ch, (skip one st, 1 bo, ch 1, skip 1 st, work 1 dc into the next st) rep 9 times (19 sts, 9 chs); ch 1 and turn Row 3: 1 sc into the dc st, (1 sc into the space between the dc and the bobble st, 1 sc into the bobble st, 1 sc into the ch space, 1 sc into the dc st) rep 9 times (37); ch 2 and turn Rows 4 - 23: rep rows 2-3; DO NOT F/O Do not F/O or cut the yarn. Place the two panels together, matching up all sides and making sure the right side of the bubble panel is facing outwards. Start joining the panels by crocheting the edges together with single crochet stitches. Work (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) stitches in each corner. F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. HEAD (green and white yarn) Rnd 1: starting off with green yarn – 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 hdc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: (2 sc inc, 2 hdc inc) rep twice (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice, (1 hdc, 1 sc hdc) rep twice, (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice, (1 hdc, 1 sc hdc) rep twice (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) (40) Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) (48) Rnds 7 - 9: sc even (48) Rnd 10: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) (56) Rnds 11 - 14: sc even (56) Rnd 15: 17 sc, switch to white yarn and work 22 sc in BLO, switch back to green yarn and work 17 sc (56) Rnd 16: [continue working with green yarn, (3 sc, 1 sc dec), (5 sc, 1 sc dec), 5 sc], [switch to white yarn, 1 sc dec, (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice, 5 sc], [switch back to green yarn, 1 sc dec, (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice, 2 sc] (48) Rnd 17: [continue working with green yarn, (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice, 3 sc], [switch to white yarn, 1 sc dec, (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice, 4 sc], [switch back to green yarn, 1 sc dec, (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice, 1 sc] (40) Rnd 18: [continue working with green yarn, (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice, 3 sc], [switch to white yarn, 1 sc dec, (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice, 3 sc], [switch back to green yarn, 1 sc dec, (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice] (32); start stuffing the head Rnd 19: working with green yarn only, (2 sc, 1 sc inc) (24) Rnd 20: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) (16); finish stuffing the head Rnd 21: sc dec around (8); F/O, close the hole and leave a long strand of yarn. Eyes (green yarn; make two) Rnd 1: 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 hdc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: (2 sc inc, 2 hdc inc) rep twice (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice, (1 hdc, 1 sc hdc) rep twice, (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice, (1 hdc, 1 sc hdc) rep twice (24) Rnds 4 - 5: sc even (24); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the eyes to the head. Insert the plastic safety eyes between rnds #3-4 on the wider side, secure them in place with the washer. Sew the eyes to the head, between rnds # 1-9. Stuff while sewing. Crown (yellow yarn) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: sc inc around (12) Rnd 3: working in BLO, sc even (12) Rnd 4: (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 sl into the dc, 2 ch, 1 sl st into next st) rep 6 times; F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Sew the front loop stitches of rnd 2 of the crown to the top of the head, in between the eyes. Feet/Hands (green yarn; make 4) - Make 3 toes – Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: sc inc around (12) Rnd 3: sc even (12) Rnd 4: sc dec around (6) Rnds 5 - 6: sc even (6); F/O and hide the yarn. Do not cut the yarn once you have completed the 3rd toe. Do not stuff the toes. - Now it’s time to assemble the foot/hand - Rnd 7: continue working on the 3rd toe, and crochet 3 sc, move to the 2nd toe and crochet 3 sc, keep working on the 1st toe and crochet 6 sc, go back working on the to the 2nd toe and crochet 3 sc, move back to the 3rd toe and crochet 3 sc (18) Rnd 8: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) repeat around (12) Rnd 9: sc even (12) Rnd 10: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) repeat around (8) Rnd 11: flatten the last round and work through both layers, 4 sc (4); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Sew the head to the upper side of the blanket. Sew the feet to the lower side of the blanket. Sew the hands to the right and left sides of the blanket. Color the inside of the MOUTH and the CHEEKS with pink blush. I can't wait to see your version of my FROG SAFETY BLANKET! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Camper Trailer Free Crochet Pattern

    Hello my friends and welcome back to my blog! Today is the first day of Summer, so what better day to share this fun free project?! Many of you on this side of the globe are probably already on vacation or planning to go. What is your idea of vacation? Do you like to be spoiled in luxurious hotels or you prefer to be more in contact with nature? I definitely prefer the second option and I'd love the idea of traveling with a cute little camper...exactly like the one we all are gonna crochet today!!! So, grab your hook and yarn and let's go on our new crochet adventure together! __________________________________________________________________________________________ For this project I used Domigurumi Cotton, gifted me by the sweet Domitilla (owner of Domigurumi). This extremely easy to work with yarn is made of cotton fibers crafted to make it specially soft to touch. Thanks to this cotton, the stitches result nice and neat and well defined. Make sure to check out her website and her Instagram account (@domi.gurumi) and discover all the yarn options! __________________________________________________________________________________________ ***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the pattern (with more than 30 step-by-step pictures, along with charts and schematics) on Etsy HERE. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) - in beige, white, pink and gray MATERIALS: 2.25 mm crochet hook; poly filling; yarn needle DIMENSION: 4.5” x 3” (12 x 8 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), long single crochet (long sc). back loop only (BLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). BOTTOM SIDE (pink) Rnd 1: 15 chs, 2 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 12 sc, 4 sc into the last ch of the foundation chain, continue working on the other side, 12 sc, 1 sc inc into the last ch (32) Rnd 2: 1 sc inc, 14 sc, 2 sc inc, 14 sc, 1 sc inc into the last st (36) Rnd 3: 2 sc inc, 14 sc, 4 sc inc, 14 sc, 2 sc inc (44) Rnd 4: 1 sc inc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 16 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc, 2 sc inc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 16 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc (52) Rnd 5: 3 sc, 1 sc inc, 18 sc, 1 sc inc, 6 sc, 1 sc inc, 18 sc, 1 sc inc, 3 sc (56) Rnd 6: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (64); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. ________________________________________ BODY (beige and pink) Rnd 1: starting off with beige yarn – 15 chs, 2 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 12 sc, 4 sc into the last ch of the foundation chain, continue working on the other side, 12 sc, 1 sc inc into the last ch (32) Rnd 2: 1 sc inc, 14 sc, 2 sc inc, 14 sc, 1 sc inc into the last st (36) Rnd 3: 2 sc inc, 14 sc, 4 sc inc, 14 sc, 2 sc inc (44) Rnd 4: 1 sc inc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 16 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc, 2 sc inc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 16 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc (52) Rnd 5: 3 sc, 1 sc inc, 18 sc, 1 sc inc, 6 sc, 1 sc inc, 18 sc, 1 sc inc, 3 sc (56) Rnd 6: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (64) Rnds 7 - 9: sc even (64) Rnd 10: (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (72) Rnds 11 - 12: sc even (72) Rnd 13: (8 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (80) Rnds 14 - 15: sc even (80) Rnd 16: switch to pink yarn - sc even (80) Rnd 17: (9 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (88) Rnd 18: sc even (88) Rnd 19: (9 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (80) Rnd 20: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (70) Rnds 21 - 22: sc even (70) Rnd 23: 3 sc, 1 sc dec, 12 sc, 1 sc dec, 11 sc, 1 sc dec, 6 sc, 1 sc dec, 12 sc, 1 sc dec, 11 sc, 1 sc dec, 3 sc (64); F/O and cut the yarn. Matching the sides, sew the bottom part to the main body. Stuff the camper while sewing up the opening. ________________________________________ DOOR (white and pink - work in rows) Row 1: starting off with white yarn - 7 chs, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 5 sc (6) Rows 2 - 5: sc even (6) Row 6: switch to pink yarn - sc even (6) Rows 7 - 14: sc even (6) Do not F/O, work around the door 1 sc in each st, except for the corners where you should work (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc). F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the door to the side of the camper between rnds # 7-23. _______________________________________ ROUND WINDOW (white and pink) Rnd 1: starting off with white yarn - 7 sc in a mr (7) Rnd 2: sc inc around (14) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (21) Rnd 4: switch to pink yarn - work in BLO, sc even (21); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Sew the window to one side of the camper, between rnds # 7-15. _______________________________________ RECTANGULAR WINDOW (white and pink - work in rows) Row 1: starting off with white yarn - 10 chs, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 9 sc (10) Rows 2 - 5: sc even (10); F/O and cut the yarn Join pink yarn in anyone st and work around the window 1 sc in each st, except for the corners where you should work (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc). F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the window to the side of the camper between rnds # 7-15. ________________________________________ WHEELS (white and gray - make two) Rnd 1: starting off with white yarn - 7 sc in a mr (7) Rnd 2: sc inc around (14) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (21) Rnd 4: switch to gray yarn – work 2 long sc in each stitch of rnd 3 (28); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Sew the wheels to the side of the camper, positioning the upper edge between rounds # 19-20. Only attach the stitches that are in contact with the camper. ________________________________________ TOWING BAR (gray) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: sc inc around (12) - Arm 1 - Rnd 3: 3 sc, then skip the next 6 sts and insert your hook into stitch #10, work 1 sc and then work 1 sc into the next 2 sts (6) Rnds 4 - 6: sc even (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn - Arm 2 - Rnd 3: insert your hook into stitch #4 of rnd #2, work 1 sc and then work 1 sc into the next 5 sts (6) Rnds 4 - 6: sc even (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn Close the hole and use the extra strands of yarn to attach the ends to the front of the camper between rnds #22-23. Embroider the doorknob and the back lights with white yarn. I can't wait to see your version of my cute CAMPER TRAILER! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Helicopter Free Crochet Pattern

    Happy Tuesday and welcome back to my blog! Are you all guys ready to have some fun working on this cute little helicopter?? I absolutely loved working on this project - I enjoyed the challenge of keeping the instruction pretty easy and still being able to achieve a realistic look. The components are light and yet sturdy enough to maintain the shape and, like the skids, sustain the weight of the helicopter. So, are you curious to give this project a try? __________________________________________________________________________________________ For this project I used Domigurumi Cotton, gifted me by the sweet Domitilla (owner of Domigurumi). This extremely easy to work with yarn is made of cotton fibers crafted to make it specially soft to touch. Thanks to this cotton, the stitches result nice and neat and well defined. Make sure to check out their website and discover all their yarn options! __________________________________________________________________________________________ ***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the pattern (with more than 40 step-by-step pictures, along with charts and schematics) on Etsy HERE. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) - in white, gray, aqua MATERIALS: 2.25 mm crochet hook; poly filling; yarn needle DIMENSION: 4.5” x 2.5” x 2” (12 x 7 x 6 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). HELICOPTER (white, gray) Rnd 1: starting off with white yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: sc even (32) Rnd 6: switch to gray yarn, (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnds 7 - 15: sc even (40); start stuffing Rnd 16: 5 sc, (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 6 times, 5 sc (34) Rnd 17: 3 sc, 1 sc dec, (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 6 times, 1 dec, 3 sc (26) Rnd 18: 4 sc, (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 6 times, 4 sc (20) Rnd 19: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16) Rnds 20 - 21: sc even (16) Rnd 22: 6 sc, 2 sc dec, 6 sc (14) Rnd 23: sc even (14) Rnd 24: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (12) Rnds 25 - 26: sc even (12) Rnd 27: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (10) Rnd 28: sc even (10); finish stuffing Rnd 29: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (8) Rnd 30: sc even (8); F/O and close the hole. ________________________________________ WINDOWS (white - make two) Rnd 1: 7 sc in a mr (7) Rnd 2: sc inc around (14) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (21); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Sew the windows to the sides of the helicopter between rnds # 8-15. ________________________________________ ROTOR HUB (gray brown) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (9); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the tail to the top of the helicopter, between rounds # 12-15. _______________________________________ ROTOR BLADES (aqua) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10) Rnds 3 - 6: sc even (10) Rnd 7: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (8) Rnd 8: sc even (8) Rnd 9: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6) Rnd 10: sc even (6); flatten the blade and crochet 3 sc trough both layers; F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Sew the blade to the rotor hub, between rounds # 2-3. _______________________________________ TAIL ROTOR (gray and aqua) Rnd 1: starting off with gray yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6) - Blade 1 - Row 1: switching to aqua yarn, 1 sc inc, 1 sc (3); ch 1 and turn Row 2: 1 sc inc, 2 sc (4); ch 1 and turn Row 3: 4 sc (4) Now work on the left side of the blade, 1 sl st in each of the next two st, 1 sl st into the 3rd sc of the first rnd. - Blade 2 - Row 1: keep working with aqua yarn, 1 ch, 1 sc into the same st, 1 sc inc (3); ch 1 and turn Row 2: 2 sc, 1 sc inc (4); ch 1 and turn Row 3: 4 sc (4) Now work on the left side of the blade, 1 sl st in each of the next two st, 1 sl st into the 5th sc of the first rnd. - Blade 3 - Row 1: keep working with aqua yarn, 1 ch, 1 sc into the same st, 1 sc inc (3); ch 1 and turn Row 2: 2 sc, 1 sc inc (4); ch 1 and turn Row 3: 4 sc (4) Now work on the left side of the blade, 1 sl st in each of the next two st, 1 sl st into the 1st sc of the first rnd. F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the tail rotor to one side of the fin. ________________________________________ SKIDS (gray - make two) Row 1: 15 ch, work 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 13 sc (14); ch 1 and turn Row 2: 4 sc, 3 chs, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc into the 3rd one, 1 sc into the 10th sc of the previous row, 5 sc, 3 chs, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc into the 3rd one, 1 sc into the 4th sc of the previous row (18 sc); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Fold the crocheted piece in half and sew the second row to the foundation chain, working around the vertical stitches. Use the extra length of yarn to attach the small vertical part to the bottom of the helicopter between rnds # 8-10 and 15-17, approximately 7 stitches apart. I can't wait to see your version of my cute HELICOPTER! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Sailor Bear Free Crochet Pattern

    Hello fellow crafters! It's Tuesday again! Wow, time really flies, especially when having fun...and I've had a lot of fun during the past week working on this super cute Sailor Bear design. Those who have been following me for a while may recognize the character in the picture - Gordon the Bear - that I designed approximately two years ago. I made little adjustments to the pattern, created a new outfit and replaced the beehive with a life ring!! ...and here he is in a new sailor version! I'm so happy on how the whole project turned out! __________________________________________________________________________________________ ***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the pattern (12 pages) with more than 50 step-by-step pictures, along with charts and schematics, on Etsy HERE. The instructions to crochet the LIFE RING are only available on the downloadable PDF version. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) - in light brown, beige, white, blue, light blue; Cotton thread in black MATERIALS: 2.5 mm crochet hook; poly filling; yarn needle; 6 mm black plastic safety eyes DIMENSION: Bear - 7” x 4.5” (18 x 11cm) Life Ring - 3” diameter (7cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), front loop only (FLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). HEAD (light brown, beige) Rnd 1: starting off with light brown yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6: sc even (40) Rnd 7: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnd 8: sc even (48) Rnd 9: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56) Rnds 10 - 11: sc even (56) Rnd 12: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (64) Rnds 13 - 14: sc even (64) Rnd 15: (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep 3 times, switch to beige yarn, 6 sc, switch back to light brown yarn, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep 4 times (72) Rnd 16: 26 sc with light brown yarn, 8 sc with beige yarn, 38 sc with light brown yarn (72) Rnds 17 - 20: rep rnd #16 (64) Rnd 21: 27 sc with light brown yarn, 6 sc with beige yarn, 39 sc with light brown yarn (72) Rnd 22: working with light brown only, (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (63) Rnd 23: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (54) Rnd 24: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (45) Rnd 25: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36) Rnd 26: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (30); F/O and cut the yarn. Insert the plastic safety EYES between rnds #13-14, 10 sts apart. Stuff the head firmly. ________________________________________ EARS (light brown - make two) Rnd 1: 5 sc in a mr (5) Rnd 2: sc inc around (10) Rnds 3 - 4: sc even (10) Rnd 5: sc dec around (5); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Flatten the ears and sew them on top of the head between rnds # 6-10. Embroider the NOSE between rnds #14-18, as shown in the picture. Embroider the EYELASHES with black cotton thread, between rnds # 8-11. ________________________________________ LEGS (light brown and beige - make two) - Make two – Rnd 1: starting off with beige yarn, work 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: sc inc around (12) Rnd 3: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (16) Rnd 4: sc even (16) Rnd 5: switch to light brown yarn, sc even (16) Rnd 6: sc even (16); F/O and stuff the leg. Do not cut the yarn once you have completed the 2nd leg, CH 6 instead. - Merge the two legs together – Rnd 7: insert the hook into anyone stitch of the 1st leg, pull up the yarn, ch 1 and work 1 sc into the same st, work 1 sc into each one of the next 15 sts; work 1 hdc in each one of the next 6 chains between the legs; continue working on the 2nd leg now, 16 sc; then work 1 hdc in each one of the next 6 chains between the legs (44) Rnd 8: (10 sc, 1 sc inc) rep 4 times (48) Rnd 9: sc even (48) Rnd 10: 17 sc, 6 sc inc, 25 sc (54) Rnd 11: 18 sc, (switch to beige yarn and work 10 sc), switch back to light brown yarn and work 26 sc (54) Rnds 12 - 13: rep rnd #11 (54); keep stuffing as you go Rnd 14: [working with light brown yarn, (4 sc, 1 sc dec) repeat 3 times], (switch to beige yarn and work 10 sc), [switch back to light brown yarn, [(4 sc, 1 sc dec), repeat 4 times, 2 sc] (47) Rnd 15: 15 sc with light brown yarn, 10 sc with beige yarn, switch to light brown yarn, 20 sc, 1 sc dec (46) Rnd 16: 15 sc with light brown yarn, 10 sc with beige yarn, switch to light brown yarn, 21 sc (46) Rnd 17: [working with light brown yarn, (3 sc, 1 sc dec) repeat 3 times], [switch to beige yarn (3sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice], [switch back to light brown yarn, [(3 sc, 1 sc dec), repeat 4 times, 1 sc] (37) Rnd 18: 12 sc with light brown yarn, 8 sc with beige yarn, switch to light brown yarn, 17 sc (37) Rnd 19: 13 sc with light brown yarn, 6 sc with beige yarn, switch to light brown yarn, 16 sc, 1 sc dec (36) Rnd 20: sc even working with light brown only, sc even (36) Rnd 21: sc even (36) Rnd 22: (10 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 3 times (33) Rnd 23: (9 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 3 times (30) Rnds 24 - 27: sc even (30); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the body to the last round of the head. Stuff the body firmly while attaching the two parts together. ________________________________________ ARMS (light brown and beige - make two) Rnd 1: starting with beige yarn, 7 sc in a mr (7) Rnd 2: sc inc around (14) Rnd 3: switch to light brown yarn, sc even (14) Rnd 4: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (12) Rnds 5 - 6: sc even (12) Rnd 7: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (10) Rnds 8 - 12: sc even (10); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Stuff the arms lightly. Sew the arms to the side of the body, between rounds # 21-25. ________________________________________ TAIL (light brown) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (9); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the tail to the back of the bear, between rounds # 12-15. ________________________________________ VEST (white) Row 1: 27 ch, work 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 25 sc (26); ch 1 and turn Row 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (39); ch 1 and turn Row 3: 1 sc inc, 37 sc, 1 sc inc (41); ch 1 and turn Row 4: 6 sc, 7 chs (skip 7 sts), 15 sc, 7 chs (skip 7 sts), 6 sc (27 sc, 14 chs); ch 1 and turn Row 5: 1 sc inc, 5 sc, 7 sc into the 7 chs space, 15 sc, 7 sc into the 7 chs space, 5 sc, 1 sc inc (43); ch 1 and turn Row 6: sc even (43); ch 1 and turn Row 7: 1 sc inc, 41 sc, 1 sc inc (45); ch 1 and turn Row 8: sc even (45); ch 1 and turn Row 9: 1 sc inc, 43 sc, 1 sc inc (47); ch 1 and turn Row 10: sc even (47); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Place the vest on the bear with the opening on the back; use the strand of yarn to sew the side seams. _______________________________________ HAT (white and blue) Rnd 1: 7 sc in a mr (7) Rnd 2: sc inc around (14) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (21) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (28) Rnd 5 - 8: sc even (28); turn and work in the opposite direction Rnd 9: working in FLO, (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (35) Rnd 10: switch to blue yarn, sc even (35) Rnd 11: switch back to white yarn, sc even (35); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn Sew rnd # 8 of the hat to the top of the bear’s head. ________________________________________ NECK WRAP (white and blue) Row 1: 51 ch, 1 sl st into the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sl st in each st across (50); F/O and wave in end. Place the neck wrap around the beard’s neck as shown in the picture. Secure the wrap in place by sewing the overlapping ends together. I can't wait to see your version of my cute SAILOR BEAR! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Decorative Fish Free Crochet Pattern

    Welcome back to my blog my friends! First of all I wanted to thank you for the great feedback on my latest free design - the Lighthouse. Many of you reached out to share comments and your love for this cute project. ...it's so fun and inspiring that sometimes the simplest projects are the most appreciated ones. You can check the free instruction by clicking on the picture. As promised, today I'll be sharing the second Nautical inspired free crochet pattern. These decorative fishes are a great addition to any wall or door, don't you think?! The pattern is super easy to follow and only requires the ability to work in both front and back loops, in order to create the scales. You can mix and match colors to crochet something special for your own house! I literally can't wait to receive your feedback on this new design and the photos of your makes! So, are you ready for some fun crochet time??? Grab your hook and yarn and crochet along with me... ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the pattern with more than 30 step-by-step pictures, along with diagrams, on Etsy HERE. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) - White, Gray, Blue; Cotton Thread in Black MATERIALS: 2.5 mm; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle; Jute Cord DIMENSION: 5.5” x 2.5” (14 x 6 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), back loop only (BLO), front loop only (FLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). Fish (white, gray/blue yarn) Rnd 1: starting off with white yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: 1 sc, 2 sc inc, 2 sc, 2 sc inc 1 sc (12) Rnd 3: 2 sc, 2 sc inc, 4 sc, 2 sc inc, 2 sc (16) Rnd 4: 3 sc, 2 sc inc, 6 sc, 2 sc inc, 3 sc (20) Rnd 5: 4 sc, 2 sc inc, 8 sc, 2 sc inc, 4 sc (24) Rnd 6: 5 sc, 2 sc inc, 10 sc, 2 sc inc, 5 sc (28) Rnd 7: sc even (28) Rnd 8: 6 sc, 2 sc inc, 12 sc, 2 sc inc, 6 sc (32) Rnds 9 - 10: sc even (32) Rnd 11: switch to gray/blue yarn, 7 sc, 2 sc inc, 14 sc, 2 sc inc, 7 sc (36) Rnd 12: working in BLO, sc even (36) Rnd 13: 8 sc, 2 sc inc, 16 sc, 2 sc inc, 8 sc (40) Rnd 14: working in BLO, sc even (40) Rnd 15: 8 sc, 2 sc dec, 16 sc, 2 sc dec, 8 sc (36) Rnd 16: working in BLO, sc even (36) Rnd 17: sc even (36) Rnd 18: working in BLO, sc even (36) Rnd 19: sc even (36) Rnd 20: working in BLO, sc even (36) Rnd 21: 7 sc, 2 sc dec, 14 sc, 2 sc dec, 7 sc (32) Rnd 22: working in BLO, sc even (32) Rnd 23: sc even (32); start stuffing the fish Rnd 24: working in BLO, sc even (32) Rnd 25: 6 sc, 2 sc dec, 12 sc, 2 sc dec, 6 sc (28) Rnd 26: working in BLO, sc even (28) Rnd 27: 5 sc, 2 sc dec, 10 sc, 2 sc dec, 5 sc (24) Rnd 28: working in BLO, sc even (24) Rnd 29: 4 sc, 2 sc dec, 8 sc, 2 sc dec, 4 sc (20) Rnd 30: working in BLO, sc even (20) Rnd 31: 3 sc, 2 sc dec, 6 sc, 2 sc dec, 3 sc (16) Rnd 32: working in BLO, sc even (16) Rnd 33: 2 sc, 2 sc dec, 4 sc, 2 sc dec, 2 sc (12) Rnd 34: working in BLO, sc even (12); finish stuffing Rnd 35: switch to white yarn, (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (16) Rnd 36: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (20) Rnd 37: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 38: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (28) Rnd 39: work 7 sl st and leave the other stitches unworked (7) Flat the tail and work 14 sc through both layers, F/O and wave in end. Holding the fish upside down insert the hook into the FLO of the 1st stitch of rnd #33 and work (1 sc, 1 hdc inc, 1 sc, 1 sl st) rep around with gray/blue yarn. Repeat the same instructions for rnds #31/29/27/25/23/21/19/17/15/13/11. Embroider the EYES between rows #5-7 with black cotton thread. Cut a 10” long strand of jute cord. Using a yarn needle, insert one end of the strand in the eye spaces. Then make a knot. Use the jute cord to hang the decorative fish. I can't wait to see your version of my DECORATIVE FISH! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Lighthouse Free Crochet Pattern

    Happy Tuesday my friend! I hope you've had a good jump into the new week! Am I the only one looking forward to Summer? I'm already dreaming of sunset beach walks, road trips, ice cream and evening by the fire pit. ...and since we started talking about Summer, let's get ready for the next season with a series of nautical crochet projects! Today I'll be sharing the first of three cute designs that will immediately make you dream about summertime! Let's make a soft and squishy Lighthouse amigurumi that can work as play toy for your kids or as a cute baby nursery decor! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ You can purchase the PDF pattern here on my Etsy page - you will find many explanatory step-by-step pictures and tips to guide you through the making process. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN medium yarn (4) in gray, yellow, white, red MATERIALS 4.25 mm crochet hook Poly Filling Yarn Needle DIMENSIONS 10” x 4” (25.5 x 10 cm) ABBREVIATIONS magic ring (mr) stitch (st) slip stitch (sl st) single crochet (sc) back loop only (BLO) front loop only (FLO) fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). Lighthouse (gray, yellow, white and red yarn) Work in round: close each round with a sl st and ch 1. Rnd 1: starting off with gray yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnds 5 - 7: sc even (32) Rnd 8: working in FLO, (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnd 9: working in BLO of rnd #7, switch to yellow yarn and sc even (32) Rnds 10 - 14: sc even (32) Rnd 15: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 16: working in FLO, switch to gray yarn sc inc around (48) Rnd 17: working in BLO of rnd #15, switch to white yarn and sc even (24) Rnd 18: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (28) Rnds 19 - 21: sc even (28) Rnd 22: switch to red yarn, (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnds 23 - 25: sc even (32) Rnd 26: switch to white yarn, (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (36) Rnds 27 - 29: sc even (36); start stuffing the lighthouse Rnd 30: switch to red yarn, (8 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnds 31 - 33: sc even (40) Rnd 34: switch to white yarn, (9 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (44) Rnds 35 - 37: sc even (44) Rnd 38: switch to red yarn, (21 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (46) Rnds 39 - 41: sc even (46) Rnd 42: switch to white yarn, sc even (46) Rnds 43 - 45: sc even (46) Rnd 46: switch to gray yarn, (22 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (48) Rnd 47: working in BLO, (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40) Rnd 48: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 49: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 50: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing Rnd 51: sc dec around (8) F/O, close the hole and wave in end. Embroider the grid on the yellow section with gray yarn. I can't wait to see your version of my LIGHTHOUSE. Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Sun & Cloud Teething Ring Free Crochet Pattern

    Happy Tuesday my fellow crafter! I'm finally back with my weekly appointment in which I share with you all a new crochet project for free. My latest blog post was about a cute bunny teething ring, and since I had such a great feedback from you about that project, I decided to work on a new fun design! This time I went beyond the typical little animal attachment - I love recreating natural elements with yarn, and this sun behind the cloud make such a cute idea for a teething ring or a crib toy! If you want to make this cute wooden toy even more fun for your baby, add a rattle into the cloud or sun! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the pattern with more than 30 step-by-step pictures, along with diagrams and charts on Etsy HERE. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) - White, Yellow, Pink; Cotton Thread in Black MATERIALS: 2.75 mm; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle; Wooden Ring (2.85 inches - 10 mm thick) DIMENSION: 6” x 4” (16 x 10.5 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). CLOUD (white yarn; make two) Work in rows: chain 1 and turn at the end of each row. Row 1: 26 ch, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, then work 24 more sc (25); ch 1 and turn Row 2: 1 sc inc, 23 sc, 1 sc inc into the last st (27); ch 1 and turn Row 3 - 4: sc even (27); ch 1 and turn Row 5: 1 sc dec, 25 sc (26); ch 1 and turn Row 6: 24 sc (24); ch 1 and turn Row 7: 23 sc (23); ch 1 and turn Row 8: 1 sc dec, 21 sc (22); turn, DO NOT ch1 Row 9: 1 sl st into the 2nd st, 1 sl st into the next st, ch 1 and sc into the same st, 17 sc (18); ch 1 and turn Row 10: 17 sc (17); ch 1 and turn Row 11: 6 sc, 1 sl st, 10 sc (17); ch 1 and turn Row 12: 9 sc (9); ch 1 and turn Row 13: 7 sc (7); ch 1 and turn Row 14: 1 sc dec, 4 sc (5); DO NOT F/O, sc around the entire perimeter of the cloud. Place the two crocheted panels together matching the sides. Use the extra length of white yarn to sew them together. Stuff the cloud before closing up the opening. Embroider the EYES on the Cloud with black cotton thread between rows # 5-8. Sun (yellow yarn; make two) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (40) Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (48) F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the ear to the top of the head between rnds #1-5 Place the two crocheted circles together matching the sides and use the extra length of yarn to sew them together. stuff the sun before closing the opening up. Place the sun behind the cloud and sew it to it. Sun rays (yellow yarn) Work in rows. Row 1: 41ch, 1 sc and 1 hdc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 2 chs, 1 sl st into the hdc, 1 hdc and 1 sc into the next st, 2 sl st, (1 sc and 1 hdc into the next st, 2 chs, 1 sl st into the hdc, 1 hdc and 1 sc into the next st, 2 sl st) rep 9 times F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Secure the SUN RAYS with pins between rnds #5-6 of the back panel of the sun. Use the strand of yarn to sew them together. Ring Attachment (white yarn) Work in rows: chain 1 and turn at the end of each row. Row 1: 11 ch, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, then work 9 more sc (10); ch 1 and turn Row 2: sc even (10); ch 1 and turn Row 3 - 6: sc even (10) F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Use the strand of yarn to sew the crocheted panel around the ring. Do not cut the yarn once done, use it instead to sew the bottom side of the cloud to the ring attachment. Embroider the CHEEKS on the Cloud with pink yarn between rows #3-4. I can't wait to see your version of my CLOUD & SUN TEETHING RING! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Bunny Teething Ring Free Crochet Pattern

    It's Tuesday again, and here comes a new special and super cute free crochet project! I love working with different materials - and this wooden ring make such a great addition for so many craft projects, from macramé works to toys for babies. Today I'll be using the ring to create an adorable teething ring! If you have worked the Bunny Safety Blanket that I shared the pattern of few weeks ago, you might recognized the sweet bunny's head! Yes, I loved it so much that I decided to use the same design to incorporate to today's project. I simply opted for a smallest hook size and a cute pink color for the yarn. If you want to make this cute wooden toy even more fun for your baby, add a rattle into the bunny's head! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the pattern with many step-by-step pictures on Etsy HERE. Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) - Pink, White; Cotton Thread in Black MATERIALS: 2.5 mm; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle; Wooden Ring (2.85 inches - 10 mm thick) DIMENSION: 7” x 4” (19 x 10 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). HEAD (pink yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6 - 10: sc even (40) Rnd 11: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnd 12 - 13: sc even (48) Rnd 14: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56) Rnd 15 - 17: sc even (56) Rnd 18: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48) Rnd 19: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36) Rnd 20: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 21: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing the head Rnd 22: sc dec even (8); F/O, close the hole and leave a long strand of yarn. EARS (pink yarn; make two) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: sc inc around (12) Rnd 3: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (14) Rnd 4: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (16) Rnd 5: (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (18) Rnd 6: (8 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (20) Rnds 7 - 10: sc inc around (20) Rnd 11: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16) Rnd 12: sc even (16) Rnd 13: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (12) Rnds 14 - 15: sc even (12) Rnd 16: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (8) Rnd 17: sc even (8); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the ear to the top of the head between rnds #1-5 Ring Attachment (pink yarn) Row 1: 10 ch, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 8 sc (9); ch 1 and turn Row 2: sc even (9); ch 1 and turn Rows 3 - 28: rep row # 2 (9); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Use the strand of yarn from the head to sew it to the ring attachment between rows # 6-7. Wrap the attachment to the ring and sew the two long sides together with the extra strand of yarn. Sew the ears on the top of the head between rnds # 1-5. Collar (white yarn) Rnd 1: 17 ch, 3 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 3 sc in each stitch across (48) Rnd 2 - 3: sc even (48); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Wrap the collar around the bunny’s neck and secure the two ends with the extra strand of yarn. Embroider the EYES with black cotton thread between rnds # 8-10, 7 sts apart. Embroider the NOSE with black cotton thread between rnds # 10-11 and the MOUTH line between rnds # 11-15. pom-pom (white yarn) Wrap white yarn around your index and middle fingers. Wrap until you get the desired amount of yarn. Gently pull the yarn off the yarn of your fingers, wrap another piece around the center of the yarn ball. Tie it tight to secure. Trim to form. Use the yarn ends to sew the pom-pom to the ring attachment. I can't wait to see your version of my BUNNY TEETHING RING! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • BEAR Finger Puppet Free Crochet Pattern

    Hello my dear crafters! How's your week going so far? As promised, today I'm back to share the second free pattern from the Woodland Finger Puppet Collection - a cute Bear! Just a quick reminder...you can purchase the instructions to create the entire collection HERE on my ETSY page. Five easy patterns with step by step pictures and diagrams to help you working these fun little creatures! ...and if you liked the Woodland collection, don't forget to also check out the Safari one! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) - Brown, Beige, Black and White MATERIALS: 2.75 mm Crochet Hook; Yarn Needle DIMENSION: 3” x 1 2/8” (7 x 3.5 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). Body (brown and beige yarn) Rnd 1: starting off with brown yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnds 4 - 12: sc even (24) Rnd 13: 9 sc, switch to beige yarn, 6 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 9 sc (24) Rnd 14: keep working with brown yarn, 8 sc, switch to beige yarn, 8 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 8 sc (24) Rnds 15 - 16: rep rnd #14 (24) Rnd 17: keep working with brown yarn,9 sc, switch to beige yarn, 6 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 9 sc (24) Rnd 18 - 19: working with brown only, sc even (24) Rnd 20: sl st even (24); F/O and wave in ends Muzzle (beige yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc into a mr (8) Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (12) Rnd 3: sc even (12); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the muzzle to the puppet between rnds # 5-10. Stuff the muzzle while attaching it to the puppet. Embroider the NOSE with black yarn. Ears (brown yarn) Rnd 1: 1 sc, 3 hdc, 1 sc in a mr (6); pull the yarn tail to close up the loop nice at tight, but DO NOT join the last and the first stitches. F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the ears to the top of the puppet between rnds # 2-4. Embroider the EYES with black yarn (3 vertical lines) and white yarn (1 diagonal line) between rnds #4-7, 5 sts apart. Embroider the EYEBROWS with black yarn, between rnds # 3-5, 5 sts apart. Embroider the BELLY BUTTON (X) with black yarn between rnds # 14-16. I can't wait to see your version of my BEAR FINGER PUPPET! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Bald Eagle Finger Puppet Free Crochet Pattern

    Happy Tuesday and welcome back to my blog! I have a special surprise for you today! A new Finger Puppet Collection is here...and today I'll be sharing the instructions to crochet this super cute Bald Eagle. Together with a Wolf, a Deer, a Fox and a Bear, this bald eagle is part of the new Woodland Collection that you'll be able to find soon on my Etsy shop! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) - White, Brown and Black MATERIALS: 2.75 mm Crochet Hook; Yarn Needle DIMENSION: 2.5” x 1.5" (6.5 x 4.5 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). Body (white and brown yarn) Rnd 1: starting off with white yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnds 4 - 9: sc even (24); DO NOT F/O the white yarn Rnd 10: insert the hook into the back loop of the 1st stitch of the previous rnd, join brown yarn and work 1 sc in each st around (24) Rnds 11 - 12: sc even (24); DO NOT F/O the brown yarn NECK FEATHERS Rnd 9b: holding the work upside-down (facing the inside of the puppet), insert the hook into the front loop of the 1st stitch of rnd #9, work (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc into one st, 1 sl st into the next st) rep around (36); F/O and wave in ends. Rnds 13 - 19: keep working with brown yarn, sc even (24) Rnd 20: sl st even (24); F/O and wave in ends Embroider the EYES with black yarn (3 vertical lines) and white yarn (1 diagonal line) between rnds #4-7, 4 sts apart. Embroider the EYEBROWS with black yarn between rnds # 2-4, 4 sts apart. BEAK (Yellow yarn) Rnd 1: 4 sc in a mr (4) Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (6) Rnd 3: sc even (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the beak between rnds # 5-7. Do not stuff the beak. I can't wait to see your version of my BALD EAGLE FINGER PUPPET! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Elephant Finger Puppet Free Crochet Pattern

    Happy Tuesday and welcome back to my blog! Are you ready to crochet the second character of my Safari Finger Pattern Collection?!?! This cute elephant is super quick and easy to make! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Find the downloadable PDF pattern listed on my Etsy page - you will find in it step-by-step pictures, along with charts and schematics to guide you through the making process! If you cannot wait to create the whole gang, here's the link to purchase the patterns for the Safari Collection - Etsy ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) - Gray, Black and White MATERIALS: 2.5 mm Crochet HookYarn Needle DIMENSION: 2.5” x 2” (7 x 5 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), front loop only (FLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). Body (gray yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnds 4 - 7: sc even (24) Rnd 8: 10 sc, 4 chs, skip 4 sts, 10 sc (20 sc, 4 ch) Rnd 9: 10 sc, 1 sc in each chain, 10 sc (24) Rnds 10 - 19: sc even (24) Rnd 20: sl st even (24); F/O and wave in ends Trunk (gray yarn) Rnd 1: insert the hook in the FLO of any one stitch of the hole left on the body part. Work 1 sc into each of the 8 total sts (8) Rnd 2: sc even (8) Rnd 3: 6 sc, 1 sc dec (7) Rnd 4: sc even (7) Rnd 5: 1 sc dec, 5 sc (6) Rnd 6: sc even (6) Rnd 7: 2 sc, 1 sc dec, 2 sc (5) Rnd 8: sc even (5) Rnd 9: sl st even (5); do not F/O, leave a long strand of yarn to sew the tip of the trunk to the body. Embroider the EYES with black yarn (3 vertical lines) and white yarn (1 diagonal line) between rnds # 4-7, 6 sts apart. Embroider the EYEBROWS with black yarn between rnds # 3-4, 4 sts apart. Right Ear (gray yarn) Row 1: 2 dc, 2 sc, 2 hdc in a mr (6); ch 1 and turn; pull the yarn tail to close up the loop nice at tight, but DO NOT join the last and the first stitches. Row 2: 2 hdc inc, 2 sc inc, 2 dc inc (12); ch 2 and turn Row 3: 4 dc, 2 sc, 2 sl st, 4 hdc (12); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the ear between rnds # 2-11. Left Ear (gray yarn) Row 1: 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 dc in a mr (6); ch2; pull the yarn tail to close up the loop nice at tight, but DO NOT join the last and the first stitches. Row 2: 2 dc inc, 2 sc inc, 2 hdc inc (12); ch1 and turn Row 3: 4 hdc, 2 sl st, 2 sc, 4 dc (12); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the ear between rnds # 2-11. I can't wait to see your version of my ELEPHANT FINGER PUPPET! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Lion Finger Puppet Free Crochet Pattern

    Happy Tuesday and welcome back to my blog! Today's the first of several appointments in which I'll be sharing super easy and yet adorable crochet projects - Finger Puppets! There are some many benefits kids can get for playing with finger puppets, from developing empathy, to hand-eye coordination, from learning how to deal with conflict to language development. Today I'll be sharing the first character I designed as part of the Safari Finger Puppets Collection - a fun little Lion! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) - Mustard, Orange, Brown, Black and White MATERIALS: 2.5 mm Crochet HookYarn Needle DIMENSION: 3” x 2" (7 x 5 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). Body (mustard and brown yarn) Rnd 1: starting off with mustard yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: 3 sc inc, switch to brown yarn and work 1 sc inc, switch back to mustard yarn and crochet 4 sc inc (16) Rnd 3: keep working with mustard yarn, (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep 3 times, switch to brown yarn, 1 sc, (1 sc in brown and 1 sc in mustard into the next st), keep working with mustard yarn (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep 4 times (24) Rnd 4: 9 sc in mustard, 2 sc with brown, 13 sc in mustard (24) Rnds 5 - 6: rep rnd #4 (24) Rnds 7 - 19: working with mustard yarn only, sc even (24) Rnd 20: sl st even (24); F/O and wave in ends Embroider the EYES with black yarn (3 vertical line) and white yarn (1 diagonal line) between rnds # 4-7, 6 sts apart. Embroider the NOSE (3 horizontal line and 1 vertical line) with black yarn between rnds # 6-9. Ears (mustard yarn; make two) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6); do not close the ring with a sl st F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the ears to the top of the puppet between rnds # 2-5. Embroider the EYEBROWS with black yarn between rnds # 3-4, 4 sts apart. mane (orange yarn) Row 1: 16 ch, work (3 dc into the third ch from the hook, 1 sl st into the next ch), rep 6 more times (24) F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the mane around the top of the puppet (behind the ears) as shown in the pictures. Create the HAIR on the body with orange yarn by embroidering a V pattern between rnds # 9-15. I can't wait to see your version of my LION FINGER PUPPET! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Bunny Security Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

    Happy Tuesday and welcome back to my blog! Today I'm gonna share with you all a new mini safety blanket design! My Sheep and Sloth versions are still going strong, so I decided to work a new version that I hope you'll love as much as you liked the first ones. A cute little bunny is the new addition to the series...just in time for the Spring season, right? _________________________________________________________________________________ ***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the pattern with 40 step-by-step pictures and charts on Etsy HERE. Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) - White and Turquoise; Cotton Thread in Black MATERIALS: 3.25 mm Crochet Hook; Poly Filling; 9 mm Plastic Safety Eyes DIMENSION: 12” x 9” ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), bobble stitch (bo), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). BLANKET PANEL A (turquoise yarn; work in rows) Row 1: 38 ch, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 36 sc (37); ch 2 and turn Row 2: dc even (37); ch 1 and turn Row 3: sc even (37); ch 2 and turn Rows 4 - 23: rep rows 2-3; F/O and cut the yarn BLANKET PANEL B (turquoise yarn; work in rows) Row 1: 38 ch, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 36 sc (37); ch 2 and turn Row 2: 1 dc into the 1st st, 1 ch, (skip one st, 1 bo, ch 1, skip 1 st, work 1 dc into the next st) rep 9 times (19 sts, 9 chs); ch 1 and turn Row 3: 1 sc into the dc st, (1 sc into the space between the dc and the bobble st, 1 sc into the bobble st, 1 sc into the ch space, 1 sc into the dc st) rep 9 times (37); ch 2 and turn Rows 4 - 23: rep rows 2-3; DO NOT F/O Do not F/O or cut the yarn. Place the two panels together, matching up all sides and making sure the right side of the bubble panel is facing outwards. Start joining the panels by crocheting the edges together with single crochet stitches. Work 4 sc stitches in each corner. F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. HEAD (white yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6 - 10: sc even (40) Rnd 11: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnd 12 - 13: sc even (48) Rnd 14: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56) Rnd 15 - 17: sc even (56) Insert plastic safety eyes between rnds # 10-11, 11 sts apart. Rnd 18: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48) Rnd 19: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36) Rnd 20: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 21: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing the head Rnd 22: sc dec even (8); F/O, close the hole and wave in end. Embroider the NOSE with turquoise yarn. Embroider the EYELASHES and the EYEBROWS with black cotton thread EARS (white yarn; make two) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: sc inc around (12) Rnd 3: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (14) Rnd 4: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (16) Rnd 5: (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (18) Rnd 6: (8 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (20) Rnds 7 - 10: sc inc around (20) Rnd 11: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16) Rnd 12: sc even (16) Rnd 13: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (12) Rnds 14 - 15: sc even (12) Rnd 16: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (8) Rnd 17: sc even (8); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the ear to the top of the head between rnds #1-5 LEGS (white yarn; make 4) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: sc inc around (12) Rnd 3: sc even (12) Rnd 4: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (8) Rnd 5: sc inc around (16) Row 7: flatten the limb and work through both layers, 8 sc (48); ch 1 and turn Row 8: 2 sc, 2 sc dec, 2 sc (6); ch 2 and turn Row 9: (1 bo, 1 sl st into the next st) rep 3 times (6); F/O and wave in end. Use a strand of turquoise yarn to attach the limbs to the blanket’s corners. pom-pom (white yarn) Wrap white yarn around your index and middle fingers. Wrap until you get the desired amount of yarn. Gently pull the yarn off the yarn of your fingers, wrap another piece around the center of the yarn ball. Tie it tight to secure. Trim to form. Use the yarn ends to attach the pom-pom to the center of the lower side of the blanket. I can't wait to see your version of my BUNNY SAFETY BLANKET! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Derek the Monkey Free Crochet Pattern

    Hi my friends! Who's ready to have some fun with hook and yarn? Today's project is just too cute not to give it a try! I've been thinking about designing a cute little monkey for a while, but then other projects popped up so I had to put the project on hold. The other day, looking for some inspiration for a new design, I decided to finally go with this project. I grabbed my drawing tablet and I sketched a super adorable monkey. ...few days and some yarn later I finally have my sweet Derek the Monkey! You can create this adorable creature with the free pattern below! The instructions to crochet the little banana are available on the downloadable version. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Find the downloadable PDF pattern listed on my Etsy page - you will find in it more than 50 explanatory step-by-step pictures, along with charts and schematics to guide you through the making process! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in Brown, Beige, White and Yellow; Classic Cotton Thread in Black MATERIALS: 2.5 mm Hook; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle; Two 6 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes; Stitch Markers; Aluminum Wire DIMENSION: 6” x 4.5” (15 x 12 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (hdc), half double crochet (hdc), front loop only (FLO), back loop only (BLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). HEAD (beige and brown yarn) Working in rows: Row 1: starting off with beige yarn, 15 chs, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 13 sc (14); ch1 and turn Row 2: sc even (14); ch1 and turn Row 3 - 6: rep rnd #2 (14); ch1 and turn Row 7: 1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc inc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 2 sl st, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc inc, 1 hdc, 1 ch, 1 sl st into the final st (18) Start working in round (left side, lower side, right side, and then upper side of the crocheted panel): Rnd 8: 5 sc, 4 sc into the corner st, 5 sc, 2 hdc inc, 5 sc, 4 sc into the next corner st, 23 sc (50) Rnd 9: switch to brown yarn, 32 sc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc inc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc inc, 6 hdc, 1 hdc inc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc inc, 2 hdc (54) Rnds 10 - 16: sc even (54); start stuffing the head Insert the safety eyes between rows #5-6, 9 sts apart. Rnd 17: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (45) Rnds 18: sc even (45) Rnd 19: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36) Rnd 20: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (27) Rnd 21: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (18); finish stuffing the head firmly Rnd 22: sc dec around (9); F/O, cut the yarn, close the hole and wave in end Embroider the EYEBROWS with black cotton thread. Embroider the NOSE with brown yarn between rows #5-6, 5 sts wide. Mouth (Beige yarn) Rnd 1: 12 sc into a mr; close the ring, but leave the hole in the center (12) Rnd 2: 12 sl st (12); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Sew the mouth with the wrong side visible, between rows #1-5. Color the CHEEKS and the inside of the MOUTH with some pink blush. EARS (Brown yarn) FRONT PART: Row 1: working with beige yarn, 6 sc in a mr, DO NOT CLOSE the mr (6); ch1 and turn Row 2: 2 sc in each st (12); ch1 and turn Row 3: sc even (12); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn BACK PART: Row 1: working with brown yarn, 6 sc in a mr, DO NOT CLOSE the mr (6); ch1 and turn Row 2: 2 sc in each st (12); ch1 and turn Row 3: sc even (12); DO NOT F/O Place the beige part in front of the brown one. Row 4: insert the hook into the 1st st of the last row of the beige part, grab the brown yarn and pull it through; work through both layers, 1 sc inc, 10 sc, 1 sc inc (14); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the ear to the side of the head. Use the brown tail of yarn to secure in place the back side of the ear and the beige yarn to secure the front one. Arms (Brown yarn) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (9) Rnds 3 - 12: sc even (9); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Stuff the arm lightly. Tail (Brown yarn) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2 - 22: sc even (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn Do not stuff the tail. LEGS & BODY (Brown yarn) MAKE TWO: Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10) Rnd 3 - 11: sc even (10); F/O, cut the yarn and stuff the leg. DO NOT F/O once you complete the 2nd leg, CH 5 instead MERGE THE TWO LEGS TOGETHER: Rnd 12: start working on the 1st leg by inserting the hook into any one st and working 1 sc into the same stitch, then work 1 sc in each sts across. Continue working in the chains in between the two legs, working 1 hdc in each ch across. Continue working on the 2nd leg: insert the hook into the last st of the rnd, work 1 sc into the same st, then work 1 sc into each of the remaining 9 sts. Continue working in the chains in between the two legs, working 1 hdc in each ch across (30) Rnds 13 - 14: sc even (30); keep stuffing as you go Let’s merge the tail: Rnd 15: 27 sc, continue working on the tail by inserting the hook into the first stitch of the last round and working 1 sc into the same st; then work 1 sc into the next 2 sts (30) Insert the metal wire into the tail. Use the yarn strand to sew the gap between tail and body close. Rnd 16: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (36) Rnd 17: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (42) Rnds 18 - 22: sc even (42) Rnd 23: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36) Rnd 24: sc even (36) - insert one stitch marker into st #12 and one into st #29 Let’s merge the arms: Rnd 25: 7 sc, continue working on one arm, by inserting the hook into any one st of the last rnd and working 1 sc into the same st, work 4 more sc on the arm. Go back working on the body part, skip 4 st and insert the hook into st #12; work 1 sc into the same st and then work 1 sc in each of the next 12 sts; continue working on the 2nd arm by inserting the hook into any one st of the last rnd and working 1 sc into the same st, work 4 more sc on the arm. Go back working on the body part, skip 4 st and insert the hook into st #29; work 1 sc into the same st and then work 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts (38) Rnd 26: 8 sc, 1 sc dec, 7 sc, 1 sc dec, 8 sc, 1 sc dec, 7 sc, 1 sc dec (34) Insert the metal wire into the arms. Rnd 27: 6 sc, 1 sc dec, 4 sc, 1 sc dec, 7 sc, 1 sc dec, 9 sc, 1 sc dec (30) Rnd 28: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the body and the head together. Finish stuffing the body firmly while sewing it to the head. I can't wait to see your version of my DEREK THE MONKEY! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Easter Placeholders Free Crochet Pattern

    Happy Tuesday and welcome back to my blog! Being creative and working with my hands have always helped me ease stress and anxiety. The positive distraction, the release of serotonin, the color therapy are just few of the benefits of crochet. Crochet projects don't have to be big to boost your spirit and self esteem and to bring a smile to your face. Take for example these cute little bunnies I made as placeholders for the Easter table. Their colors, and the warm touch of the wooden base are just the perfect ingredients to create something special for your holiday. I'm so happy to share this easy and super quick project with you all! So, grab your favorite yarn and hook and crochet along with me! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ If you'd like to support my small business you can buy the downloadable PDF pattern listed on my Etsy page for a small price. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in Blue, Pink, Yellow and White MATERIALS: 2.5 mm Hook; Poly Filling; 7/8” (2 cm) Wooden Disks; Hot Glue Gun DIMENSION: 3.5” x 1.5” (9 x 4 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), front loop only (FLO), back loop only (BLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Bunny (blue, pink and yellow yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnds 4 - 7: sc even (24) Rnd 8: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (18) Rnd 9: working in FLO, (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (27) Rnd 10: (8 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (30) Rnd 11: sc even (30) Rnd 12: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (35) Rnds 13 - 15: sc even (35); start stuffing Rnd 16: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (30) Rnd 17: sc even (30) Rnd 18: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 19: working in BLO, (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing Rnd 20: sc dec around (8); F/O, cut the yarn close the hole and wave in end. Ears (blue, pink and yellow yarn; make two) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8) Rnd 3 - 4: sc even (8) Rnd 5: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6) Rnd 6 - 7: sc even (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the ears onto the top of the bunny. Do not stuff the ears. Tail (white yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10) Rnd 3: sc even (10) Rnd 4: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (8); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the tail to the body between rnds # 15-18. Stuff the tail lightly. Glue the wooden disk to the bottom part of the bunny using a hot glue gun. I can't wait to see your version of my EASTER PLACEHOLDERS! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Fernando the Llama Free Crochet Pattern

    Welcome back to my blog my crafty friends! It's not easy to talk about crochet during this hard time. My thoughts and my heart are with the poor people in Ukraine that have been facing such a cruel war. A special thought goes to the many Ukrainian crochet designers - I hope this non-sense war will end soon! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Fernando the Llama is an old design of mine that I worked few years ago. I like from time to time to refresh the look of some of my first projects, using different yarns and colors. I'm really pleased with they way this little fella looks now. I really love his cute expression and pointy ears...not to mention the gorgeous poncho! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Find the downloadable PDF pattern listed on my Etsy page - you will find in it more than 40 explanatory step-by-step pictures, along with charts and tips to guide you through the making process! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in Brown, Beige, Yellow, Blue and Pink. Classic Cotton thread in Black and White MATERIALS: 2.75 mm Hook; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle; Two 6 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes DIMENSION: 8” x 4” (20 x 10 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (hdc), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). HEAD (Brown yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnds 6 - 10: sc even (40) Rnd 11: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnd 12: sc even (48) Rnd 13: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56) Rnds 14 -16: sc even (56) Insert safety eyes between rnds #9/10, 10 sts apart. Rnd 17: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48) Rnd 18: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40); start stuffing the head Rnd 19: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 20: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 21: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (18) Rnd 22: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (15); F/O, cut the yarn and finish stuffing the head firmly. MUZZLE (Beige yarn) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: sc inc around (12) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (18) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnds 5 - 7: sc even (24); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. EARS (Brown yarn) Rnd 1: 4 sc in a mr (4) Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (6) Rnd 3: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8) Rnd 4: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10) Rnd 5: 4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (12) Rnds 6 - 8: sc even (12) Row 9: flatten the ear and crochet through both layers now, 6 sc (6) F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. LEGS & BODY (Brown and Beige yarn) MAKE TWO: Rnd 1: starting off with beige yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8) Rnd 3: sc even (8) Rnd 4: switch to brown yarn and work in FLO, (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (12) Rnd 5: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (18) Rnd 6 - 11: sc even (18); F/O, cut the yarn and stuff the leg. Do not cut the yarn once you have completed the 2nd leg, CH 2 INSTEAD. MERGE THE TWO LEGS TOGETHER: Rnd 12: join the yarn to the 1st st of the last rnd of the leg #1, work 1 sc into the same st, then work 1 sc into any st around. Keep crocheting in the chains between the two legs by working 1 sc into each chain. Move to the 2nd leg and work 18 sc around. Keep crocheting in the chains between the two legs by working 1 sc into each chain (40) Rnds 13 - 22: sc even (40); keep stuffing as you go Rnd 23: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnds 24 - 25: sc even (32) Rnd 26: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 27: sc even (24) Rnd 28: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (18) Rnds 29 - 30: sc even (18) Rnd 31: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (15) Rnds 32 - 35: sc even (15); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. ARMS (Brown and Beige yarn; make two) Rnd 1: starting off with beige yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8) Rnd 3: sc even (8) Rnd 4: switch to brown yarn and work in FLO, (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10) Rnd 5 - 12: sc even (10) Rnd 13: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (8); do not stuff the arm Row 14: flatten the last rounds of the arm and work through both layers, 4 sc (4); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. TAIL (Brown yarn) Row 1: work 6 ch, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 2 hdc, 2 sc (5); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn PONCHO (Yellow, Beige and Blue yarn) Rnd 1: starting off with yellow yarn, crochet 24 ch, join the last ch to the 1st one with a sl st and ch2 (24) Rnd 2: (3 dc, 1 ch and skip 1 st) rep around (18 dc, 6 ch); join with sl st, do not ch Rnd 3: 1 sl st in the next 2 stitches, 1 sl st in the space of the ch, switch to beige yarn, in the same space work 2 ch, 3 dc, 1 ch, 3dc, 1 ch , [(skip 3 st, 3 dc in the ch, 1 ch) rep twice], 3 dc, 1 ch, 3 dc in the next chain, 1 ch, [(skip 3 st, 3 dc in the ch, 1 ch) rep twice] (27 dc, 8 ch); join with sl st, do not ch Rnd 4: 1 sl st in the next 2 stitches, 1 sl st in the space of the ch, switch to light blue yarn, in the same space work 2 ch, 3 dc, 1 ch, 3dc, 1 ch , [(skip 3 st, 3 dc in the ch, 1 ch) rep 3 times], 3 dc, 1 ch, 3 dc in the next chain, 1 ch, [(skip 3 st, 3 dc in the ch, 1 ch) rep 3 times] (33 dc, 10 ch); join with sl st, do not ch Rnd 5: 1 sl st in the next 2 stitches, 1 sl st in the space of the ch, switch to beige yarn, in the same space work 2 ch, 3 dc, 1 ch, 3dc, 1 ch , [(skip 3 st, 3 dc in the ch, 1 ch) rep 4 times], 3 dc, 1 ch, 3 dc in the next chain, 1 ch, [(skip 3 st, 3 dc in the ch, 1 ch) rep 4 times] (39 dc, 12 ch); join with sl st, do not ch Rnd 6: 1 sl st in the next 2 stitches, 1 sl st in the space of the ch, switch to beige yarn, in the same space work 2 ch, 3 dc, 1 ch, 3dc, 1 ch , [(skip 3 st, 3 dc in the ch, 1 ch) rep 5 times], 3 dc, 1 ch, 3 dc in the next chain, 1 ch, [(skip 3 st, 3 dc in the ch, 1 ch) rep 5 times] (45 dc, 14 ch); join with sl st; F/O and hide the tails of yarn. ASSEMBLING INSTRUCTIONS: · Sew the muzzle onto the head between rnds 8-17. Stuff the muzzle firmly as you attach it to the llama’s head. · Embroider the nose onto the muzzle with black cotton thread. · Embroider the eyebrows above the eye between rnds # 6-8 with black cotton thread. · Sew the ear on top of the head between rnds # 2-4. · Sew the arms between rnds 27-28 · Put the poncho in place · Attach the body to the head. · Sew the tail to the back of the body between rnds #18-19 · Embroider the cheek lines below the eyes (between rnds #11-12) with pink yarn. · Embroider the lines of the eyes with black and white cotton thread. I can't wait to see your version of my FERNANDO THE LLAMA! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Spring Wall Hanging Free Crochet Pattern

    Happy Tuesday and welcome back to my page! Who's ready to start working on a fresh and colorful project? Let's get ready to welcome the Spring season with a fun wall/door hanging. Everything about this crocheted panel screams spring, from the pastel colors to the cute bunny face. The panel is worked with the tapestry technique that allows you to work with 2 or more colors at the time, carrying the non-worked color inside the stitches. If you are new to the tapestry technique, here's a helpful tutorial for you to check: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHHNpXiMhj8 Well, then grab your favorite yarn and hook and crochet along with me! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Find the downloadable PDF pattern listed on my Etsy page - you will find in it many explanatory step-by-step pictures, charts and schematics to guide you through the making process! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in Blue, White, Pink, Yellow and Black MATERIALS: 2.5 mm Hook; Yarn Needle; Wooden Dowel (width 3/8”) DIMENSION: 7” x 10.5” (17 x 27 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), treble crochet (tr), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). ___________________________________________________________________________________________ TECHNIQUES REQUIRED SEAMLESS COLOR CHANGE Work in the previous color until two loops of the last stitch remain on the hook. Use the new color to complete the stitch, then continue working with the new color as before. TAPESTRY CROCHET Color-changing technique that allows you to work a single row of stitches in more than one color; it is worked very tightly with the non-working color carried inside the stitch. Here below a link where you can find a helpful tutorial for working both techniques: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHHNpXiMhj8 Start your crocheted panel by working 47 chains, work 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, then keep working 1 sc in each ch across. Once you have completed the 1st row, chain 1 and turn. Remember to always ch1 and turn at the end of each row. At row #6 you will start creating the bunny pattern by incorporating the second color. Work with blue yarn until two loops of the last stitch remain on the hook. Use the white yarn to complete the stitch, then continue working with the new color as before. Always remember to carry the additional yarn along with you and work over it as you crochet the row. Do the same when working the nose and the pink section of the ears. In this case you would carry two additional yarn strands (blue and white) while working the new colors. Now it’s time to work on the additional parts that will be then sewn or embroidered on the crocheted panel. Cheeks (pink yarn; make two) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: sc inc around (12) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) (18) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) (24); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the cheeks to the crocheted panel between rows #10-16. Embroider the eyes with a long strand of black yarn between rows #19-25 (2 sts wide). Use a scrap piece of black yarn to embroider a horizontal line on the eye, to create the eye glare. Use a scrap piece of black yarn to embroider a vertical line below the nose between rows #13-17. Flower (white and yellow yarn) Rnd 1: starting with white yarn, 10 sc in a mr (10) Rnd 2: switch to yellow yarn, 2 ch, [(1 dc, 2 tr into the 1st st, 2 ch, work a sl st into the tip of the last worked tr stitch), (2 tr, 2 ch, 1 sl st into the next st)] rep 5 times; F/O and leave a long strand of yellow yarn to sew the flower to the crocheted panel between rows #31-32. Let’s create now two blue crocheted STRIPES to insert the wooden dowel into. Right stripe: Row 1: insert your hook into the 1st st of the last row, work 1 sc into the same st and 1 sc into the next one (2); ch 1 and turn Row 2: 2 sc (2); ch 1 and turn Row 3 -10: rep row 2 (2); F/O and leave a strand of yarn to sew the last row to the opposite side of the panel to create the space for the dowel. Left stripe: Row 1: insert your hook into the second-last st of the last row, work 1 sc into the same st and 1 sc into the next one (2); ch 1 and turn Row 2: 2 sc (2); ch 1 and turn Row 3 -10: rep row 2 (2); F/O and leave a strand of yarn to sew the last row to the opposite side of the panel to create the space for the dowel. I can't wait to see your version of my SPRING WALL HANGING! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Claire the Gazelle Free Crochet Pattern

    Happy Tuesday my friend! I hope you've had a good jump into the new week! I surely had, since my Monday was all about working at my new free pattern ☺️ Soft and squishy amigurumis are definitely my favorite kind crochet projects! I just love picturing cute small hands playing with these adorable yarn friends. If you've followed my blog in the past months, you'll surely remember two adorable amigurumis made with an extremely soft and super fun to work merino yarn - Jorg the Moose and the Blue Hippo (free patterns). Today's post feature a super cute gazelle, named Claire - worked with a soft, warm, and fluffy yarn made of 100% merino wool - DHG PIUMA yarn. The result is extremely soft and cuddly - a perfect toy for the little ones! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ You can purchase the PDF pattern here on my Etsy page - you will find over 20 explanatory step-by-step pictures and tips to guide you through the making process. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Bulky (5) DHG Piuma - Cinnamon, Sand and Dark MATERIALS: 4.5 mm Hook and 3.5 mm Hook; Poly Stuffing DIMENSION: 11” x 5” (28 x 14 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), back loop only (BLO), front loop only (FLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). LEGS & BODY (cinnamon and sand yarn; 4.5 mm hook) Make two: Rnd 1: starting off with cinnamon yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8) Rnds 3 - 11: sc even (8); F/O and stuff the legs. Do not cut the yarn once you have completed the 2nd leg, ch 4 instead Merge the two legs together Rnd 12: join the yarn to the FLO of the 1st stitch of the 1st leg, crochet 1 sc into the same st, then crochet 7 more sc; continue working on the chs between the two legs, crochet 1 hdc in each ch; keep working on the 2nd leg, insert the hook into the 1st ch of the last rnd, work 1 sc, then work 1 sc in each of the remaining 7 sts; continue working on the chs between the two legs, 4 hdc (24) Rnd 13: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 14: 10 sc, switch to sand yarn, 6 sc, switch back to cinnamon yarn, 16 sc (32) Rnds 15 - 23: repeat rnd #10 (32); keep stuffing Rnd 24: keep working with cinnamon yarn, 4 sc, 1 sc dec, 4 sc, switch to sand yarn, 6 sc, switch back to cinnamon yarn, 5 sc, 1 sc dec, 9 sc (30) Rnd 25: working with cinnamon yarn only, sc even (30) Rnd 26: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 27: sc even (24) Rnd 28: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (18) Rnd 29: sc even (18) Rnd 30: working in FLO, sc inc around (36) Rnd 31: sc even (36) Rnd 32: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (42) Rnd 33: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnds 34 - 41: sc even (48) Rnd 42: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40) Rnd 43: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 44: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 45: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing the body firmly Rnd 46: sc dec around (8); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end MUZZLE (sand yarn; 4.5 mm hook) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: sc inc around (12) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (18) Rnd 4: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (21) Rnd 5 - 6: sc even (21); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the muzzle to the front part of the head between rnds # 30-36. Stuff it while sewing. Embroider the NOSE with black yarn. To create the EYES, embroider 3 vertical lines (3 sts long) with black yarn between rnds # 34-38, 10 stitches apart. Embroider a short horizontal line on the eye (as shown in the picture), to create the EYE GLARE. Embroider the EYEBROWS with black yarn, between rnds #37-41, approximately 13 stitches apart. HORNS (dark yarn; 3.5 mm hook) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2 - 7: sc even (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the horns to the top of the head between rnds # 45-47. Stuff the horn lightly before sewing them to the head. EARS (cinnamon and sand yarn; make two; 4.5 mm hook) Rnd 1: starting off with cinnamon yarn, 5 sc in a mr (5) Rnd 2: 4 sc, 1 sc inc (6) Rnd 3: 3 sc, switch to sand yarn, 1 sc inc, switch back to cinnamon yarn, 2 sc (7) Rnd 4: 3 sc, switch to sand yarn, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, switch back to cinnamon yarn, 2 sc (8) Rnd 5: 3 sc, switch to sand yarn, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc, switch back to cinnamon yarn, 1 sc, 1 sc inc (10) Rnd 6: 2 sc, 1 sc inc, switch to sand yarn, 4 sc, switch back to cinnamon yarn, 1 sc inc, 2 sc (12) Rnd 7: 4 sc, switch to sand yarn, 4 sc, switch back to cinnamon yarn, 4 sc (12) Rnd 8: 1 sc, 1 sc dec, 1 sc, switch to sand yarn, 2 sc dec, switch back to cinnamon yarn, 1 sc, 1 sc dec, 1 sc (8) Rnd 9: working with cinnamon yarn only, 1 sc dec, 4 sc, 1 sc dec (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the ear to the top of the head between rnds # 40-44. Do not stuff the ear. Embroider 3 lines on the inner part of the ear with black thread, as shown in the pictures. ARMS (cinnamon yarn; make two) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8) Rnds 3 - 4: sc even (8) Rnd 5: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6) Rnd 6 - 12: sc even (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the arm to the side of the body, between rnds # 24-27. Stuff the arms lightly. I can't wait to see your version of my CLAIRE THE GAZELLE! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Valentine treat bag Free Crochet Pattern

    Hello my fellow crafters! Are you ready for another Valentine project? In the past two weeks we have learned how to create a romantic crocheted envelope and a fun cupcake! Today we will be creating a lovely Valentine bag to hold treats and candies! The little bag is made of 2 panels crocheted in rows - back and front panels - sewn together. The front panel is worked with the tapestry technique that allows you to work with 2 or more colors at the time, carrying the non-worked color inside the stitches. In this way both sides of the work are nice and neat with no yarn tails hanging from the crocheted work. If you are new to the tapestry technique, here's a helpful tutorial for you to check: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHHNpXiMhj8 Are you ready to make this adorable sachet bag? Well, then grab your favorite yarn and hook and crochet along with me! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Find the downloadable PDF pattern listed on my Etsy page - you will find in it many explanatory step-by-step pictures and charts to guide you through the making process! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in Beige and White MATERIALS: 2.5 mm Hook; Yarn Needle DIMENSION: 5.5” x 5.5” (14 x 14 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). Back Panel (beige yarn; work in rows unless otherwise instructed) Row 1: 31 chs, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 29 sc (30); ch 1 and turn Row 2: sc even (30); ch 1 and turn Rows 3 - 36: repeat row #2 (30) Row 37: 10 sc, work 2 chs and skip the next 2 sts, 6 sc, work 2 ch and skip 2 sts, 10 sc (26 sc, 4 chs); ch 1 and turn Rows 38 - 39: repeat row #2 (30) Do not fasten off, sc around the entire panel, working 3 sc in each corner. Fasten off and cut the yarn. Front Panel (beige and white yarn; work in rows unless otherwise instructed) Row 1: 31 chs, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 29 sc (30); ch 1 and turn Row 2: sc even (30); ch 1 and turn Rows 3 - 5: repeat row #2 (30) Row 6: 14 sc, switch to white yarn, 2 sc, switch back to beige yarn, 14 (30); ch 1 and turn Always work over the unworked color. Now you’ll crochet on the wrong side of the panel. It’s important that you always keep the yarn on the wrong side and work over the unworked color as shown in the pictures below. Row 7: 13 sc, switch to white yarn, 4 sc, switch back to beige yarn, 13 (30); ch 1 and turn [wrong side] Row 8: 12 sc, switch to white yarn, 6 sc, switch back to beige yarn, 12 (30); ch 1 and turn Row 9: 11 sc, switch to white yarn, 8 sc, switch back to beige yarn, 11 (30); ch 1 and turn [wrong side] Row 10: 10 sc, switch to white yarn, 10 sc, switch back to beige yarn, 10 (30); ch 1 and turn Row 11: repeat row #10 (30); ch 1 and turn [wrong side] Row 12: 9 sc, switch to white yarn, 12 sc, switch back to beige yarn, 9 (30); ch 1 and turn Row 13: repeat row #12 (30); ch 1 and turn [wrong side] Row 14: 8 sc, switch to white yarn, 14 sc, switch back to beige yarn, 8 (30); ch 1 and turn Row 15: 7 sc, switch to white yarn, 16 sc, switch back to beige yarn, 7 (30); ch 1 and turn [wrong side] Row 16: repeat row #15 (30); ch 1 and turn Row 17: repeat row #15 (30); ch 1 and turn [wrong side] Row 18: repeat row #15 (30); ch 1 and turn Row 19: repeat row #15 (30); ch 1 and turn [wrong side] Row 20: 8 sc, switch to white yarn, 14 sc, switch back to beige yarn, 8 (30); ch 1 and turn Row 21: 9 sc, switch to white yarn, 5 sc, switch back to beige yarn, 2 sc, switch to white yarn, 5 sc, switch back to beige yarn, 9 sc (30); ch 1 and turn [wrong side] Row 22: 10 sc, switch to white yarn, 3 sc, switch back to beige yarn, 4 sc, switch to white yarn, 3 sc, switch back to beige yarn, 10 sc (30); ch 1 and turn Row 23: working with beige yarn only, 30 sc (30); ch 1 and turn Rows 24 - 27: 30 sc (30); ch 1 and turn Row 28: 10 sc, work 2 chs and skip the next 2 sts, 6 sc, work 2 ch and skip 2 sts, 10 sc (26 sc, 4 chs); ch 1 and turn Rows 29 - 31: 30 sc (30); ch 1 and turn Row 32: 30 sc (30) Do not fasten off, sc around the entire panel, working 3 sc in each corner. Fasten off and leave a long strand of beige yarn to sew the two panel together. Place the front panel on top of the back one so that the 1st rows of both panels are in line. Sew across the left, bottom, and right sides, leaving the top side open. Ribbon (white yarn) Crochet multiple chains tightly (approximately 200); F/O and cut the yarn. Insert the ribbon through the 4 chains spaces and use it to close the bag. I can't wait to see your version of my VALENTINE TREAT BAG! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Valentine Cupcake Free Crochet Pattern

    Let's make the sweetest day of the year even sweeter! A Valentine Cupcake is the "delicious" and super cute crochet project that I'll be sharing with you all today! Do you remember my Birthday, Fall and Halloween Cupcakes? With Valentine's Day approaching fast, I couldn't help but thinking about creating a Valentine version of this popular dessert. I've had a lot of fun revisiting the past designs, adapting the patterns and adding new fun elements to the new project! Do you want to find out what's new? Check out the free pattern below and don't forget to click on the pictures above to learn more about all my other free Cupcake projects! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Find the downloadable PDF pattern listed on my Etsy page - you will find in it explanatory step-by-step pictures to guide you through the making process! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in White and Pink MATERIALS: 2.5 mm Hook; Yarn Needle DIMENSION: 3.5” x 5.5” (8 x 12 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). CUPCAKE (pink yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnd 7: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56) Rnd 8: sc even (56) Rnd 9: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (64) Rnd 10 - 11: sc even (64) Rnd 12: working in BLO, (6 hdc, 1 hdc dec) rep around (56) Rnd 13: working in both loops now, sc even (56) Rnd 14: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48) Rnd 15 - 23: sc even (48); start stuffing the cupcake Rnd 24: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40) Rnd 25: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 26: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 27: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing Rnd 28: sc dec around (8) F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. CUPCAKE LINER (red yarn) Working in rows (ch1 and turn at the end of each row) Row 1: 15 ch, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 13 sc (14); ch 1 and turn Row 2 - 50: working in BLO, sc even (14); ch 1 and turn Row 51: working in BLO, sc even (14) We’ll work now on the long side of the crocheted panel… Row 52: ch1, starting from the very 1st st, (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 10 times, 1 sc (41) Join with a sl st the last sc of row #52 with the 1st one of the same row, and ch 1 Now it’s time to work in round to create the bottom part of the cupcake liner. Rnd 1: working in BLO, 39 sc, 1 sc dec (40) Rnd 2: working in both loops now, (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 3: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16) Rnd 5: sc dec around (8) F/O, close the hole and cut the yarn. Cut a long strand of red yarn to sew the open sides of the cupcake liner. WHIPPED CREAM (white yarn; work in continuous rounds) Rnd 1: 7 sc in a mr (7) Rnd 2: hdc inc around (14) Rnd 3: working in BLO, (1 hdc, 1 hdc inc) rep around (21) Rnd 4: working in BLO, (2 hdc, 1 hdc inc) rep around (28) Rnd 5: working in BLO, (3 hdc, 1 hdc inc) rep around (35) Rnd 6: working in BLO, (4 hdc, 1 hdc inc) rep around (42) Rnd 7: working in BLO, (5 hdc, 1 hdc inc) rep around (49); F/O Insert the hook into the 1st front loop of rnd #2 and start crocheting 3 dc into the front loop of each st around with white yarn; F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. SMALL HEART (red yarn) Make two: Rnd 1: 7 sc in a mr (7) Rnd 2: sc inc around (14) Rnd 3: sc even (14); F/O Do not F/O when you finish the second part. Merge the two parts together: Rnd 4: with the loop still on your hook, insert the hook into the 1st stitch of the last rnd of part #1; work (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice, then go back at working on part #2, inserting the hook into the 1st stitch of the last rnd, then work (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (24) Rnd 5: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 4 times (20) Rnd 6: (8 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (18) Rnd 7: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (16) Rnd 8: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 4 times (12); stuff the heart Rnd 9: sc dec around (6); F/O and leave a log strand of yarn to attach the heart to the whipped cream. BIG HEART (red yarn) Make two: Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: sc inc around (12) Rnd: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (16) Rnd 4: sc even (16); F/O Do not F/O when you finish the second part. Merge the two parts together: Rnd 5: with the loop still on your hook, insert the hook into the 1st stitch of the last rnd of part # 1; work (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice, then go back at working on part #2 inserting the hook into the 1st stitch of the last rnd, then work (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (28) Rnd 6: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 4 times (24) Rnd 7: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 4 times (20) Rnd 8: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 4 times (16) Rnd 9: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 4 times (12); stuff the heart Rnd 10: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 4 times (8) Rnd 11: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6); F/O and leave a log strand of yarn to attach the heart to the whipped cream. Use the extra strands of yarn to secure the hearts on top of the whipped cream. Pin the whipped cream down to the top of the cupcake to secure it in place Then use the extra strand of white yarn to sew the sts of rnd #6 to the cupcake. I can't wait to see your version of my VALENTINE CUPCAKE! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Valentine Envelope Free Crochet Pattern

    Whenever we want to say "I love you" to our soulmate or let our friends know that we care about them, writing a letter is alway the nicest way to express our feelings! ...but let's crochet something that would make the letter even more special! Today I will be showing you all how to create a lovely envelope for Valentine's Day. This is such an easy and quick project. You can choose your favorite colors and create your special envelope! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Find the downloadable PDF pattern listed on my Etsy page - you will find in it explanatory step-by-step pictures and chart to guide you through the making process! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in White and Pink MATERIALS: 2.75 mm Hook; Yarn Needle DIMENSION: 4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). ENVELOPE (white yarn; work in rows unless otherwise instructed) Row 1: 37 chs, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 35 sc (36); ch 1 and turn Row 2: sc even (36); ch 1 and turn Row 3 - 38: repeat row #2 (36) Once you have completed row 38, ch 1, turn and crochet around the entire panel. Work 1 sc in each st, work 3 sc in each corner. Fasten off and leave a long tail on yarn. Now, it’s time to sew the corners together. Pull the bottom corner and one side piece together and sew the edges together. Pull the other side corner and sew it together to the bottom one. HEART (pink yarn; work in rows) Row 1: work 2 chs, then work 2 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook (2); ch 1 and turn Row 2: 2 sc inc (4); ch 1 and turn Row 3: 1 sc inc, 2 sc, 1 sc inc (6); ch 1 and turn Row 4: 1 sc inc, 4 sc, 1 sc inc (8); ch 1 and turn Row 5: 4 sc, 1 sc inc, 3 sc (9); ch 1 and turn Row 6: 1 sc, 1 hdc, 4 dc into the next st, 1 hdc and 1 sc into the next one, 1 sl st, 1 sc and 1 hdc into the next st, 4 dc into the next one, 1 hdc, 1 sc (17); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Place the heart at the junction of the three corners of the envelope. Use the extra strand of pink yarn to sew the lower section of the heart to the envelope. Use the open section to insert the top corner of the envelope into to keep the envelope close. I can't wait to see your version of my VALENTINE ENVELOPE! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Blue Hippo Free Crochet Pattern

    Happy New Year my crafty friends! I'm finally back after a much needed vacation! It's always good to find some time to slow down, unplug for a while, dedicate time to whom and what matters the most! ...anyway, today I'm back with my usual Tuesday Free Pattern - and I'm happy to present you all an adorable creature I designed some months ago in collaboration with DHG Shop (Italian fiber and textile company that offers all you need for your felt, hand spinning, knitting and handcrafting projects). My cute Blue Hippo is worked with a soft, warm, and fluffy yarn made of 100% merino wool - DHG PIUMA yarn. The result is extremely soft and cuddly - a perfect toy for the little ones! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ You can purchase the PDF pattern here on my Etsy page - you will find over 30 explanatory step-by-step pictures and tips to guide you through the making process. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Bulky (5) DHG Piuma - Paradise, Ireland MATERIALS: 4.5 mm Hook, Two 10 mm Black Plastic safety Eyes; Poly Stuffing DIMENSION: 10” x 7” (24 x 16 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), back loop only (BLO), front loop only (FLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). HEAD (paradise yarn) Rnd 1: 7 ch, 1 sc inc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 4 sc, 2 sc inc into the last ch, keep working on the other side of the foundation chain, 4 sc, 1 sc inc in to the last ch (16) Rnd 2: 2 sc inc, 4 sc, 4 sc inc, 4 sc, 2 sc inc (24) Rnd 3: 1 sc inc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 6 sc, (1 sc inc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice, 6 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc (32) Rnd 4: 2 sc inc, 12 sc, 4 sc inc, 12 sc, 2 sc inc (40) Rnd 5 - 9: sc even (40) Rnd 10: (8 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36) Rnd 11: sc even (36) Rnd 12: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 13: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (28) Rnd 14: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 15: 16 sc, 6 sc inc, 2 sc (30) Rnd 16: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (36) Rnd 17: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (42) Rnd 18 - 23: sc even (42) Insert the safety eyes between rnds # 15-16, 5 sts apart Rnd 24: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36) Rnd 25: sc even (36) Rnd 26: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (30) Rnd 27: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 28: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (18) Rnd 29: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (12) Rnd 30: sc dec around (6) Embroider the MOUTH in line with the foundation chain. Embroider the NOSTRILS between rnds # 6-8, 8 sts apart. Embroider the EYEBROWS between rnds # 18-20, 7 sts apart. EARS (paradise yarn; make two) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8) Rnd 3: sc even (8) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6) Rnd 5: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (4); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the ear to the top of the head between rnds # 23-25, 4 stitches apart. Do not stuff the ears. BODY (ireland and paradise yarn) Make two: Rnd 1: starting off with ireland yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: sc inc around (12) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (18) Rnd 4: working in BLO, sc even (18) Rnd 5: switch to paradise yarn, and work in both loops now, sc even (18) Rnd 6 - 7: sc even (18); F/O Do not cut the yarn once you have completed the 2nd leg, ch2 instead. Merge the two legs together Rnd 8: join the yarn to the FLO of the 1st stitch of the 1st leg, crochet 18 sc around, continue working on the chs between the two legs, crochet 2 hdc, keep working on the 2nd leg, crochet 18 sc, continue working on the chs between the two parts, 2 hdc (40); start stuffing Rnd 9: 15 sc, 3 sc inc, 2 sc, 3 sc inc, 15 sc, 2 sc inc (48) Rnd 10 - 18: sc even (48) Rnd 19: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (42) Rnd 20 - 21: sc even (42) Rnd 22: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36) Rnd 23: sc even (36) Rnd 24: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (30) Rnd 25 - 26: sc even (30) Rnd 27: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 28: sc even (24) Rnd 29: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (20); finish stuffing the body firmly F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the body to the head (between rnds #23-24). ARMS (ireland and paradise yarn; make two) Rnd 1: starting off with ireland yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: sc inc around (12) Rnd 3: working in BLO, 12 sc (12) Rnd 4: switch to paradise yarn and work in both loops now, 12 sc (12) Rnd 5: sc even (12) Rnd 6: 4 sc, 2 sc dec, 4 sc (10) Rnd 7 - 8: sc even (10) Rnd 9: 3 sc, 2 sc dec, 3 sc (8) Rnd 10: sc even (8); stuff the arm lightly Rnd 11: flatten the arm and work through both layers now, 4 sc (4); F/O and leave along strand of yarn to sew the arm to the side of the body between rnds # 25-26. TAIL (beaver yarn) Rnd 1: 4 sc in a mr (4) Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (6) Rnd 3: sc even (6) Pull the initial strand of yarn on out, trim it and open up the yarn fibers. Rnd 4: flatten the tail and crochet through both layers 3 sc (3); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the tail to the back of the body between rnds # 14-15. I can't wait to see your version of my BLUE HIPPO! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Champagne Bottle Free Crochet Pattern

    Hi my fellow crafters!!! Can you believe another year has passed by? Christmas is around the corner and it's almost time to say goodbye to 2021. I know, for many it has been a tough year - but I'm sure that these difficult times have given us new perspectives, and taught us to give more for the people we care about, to appreciate more what we have, and to find time for what we love. From my side, I hope that my projects have brought you a smile and some light-hearted time over the year. Today's project is my way to wish you all a wonderful 2022! I'll be back with my free patterns in January! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Find the downloadable PDF pattern listed on my Etsy page - you will find in it explanatory step-by-step pictures and tips to guide you through the making process! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in Green, Yellow, White, Black, and Red; Black Cotton Thread MATERIALS: 2.75 mm Hook; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle; Two 6 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes; Yarn Needle DIMENSION: 5.5” x 2” ¼ (14 x 5.5 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), front loop only (FLO), back loop only (BLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). Bottle (green, yellow, white, black yarn) Rnd 1: starting off with green yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnd 7: working in BLO, sc even (48) Rnd 8: working in both loops now, sc even (48) Rnd 9: switch to yellow yarn, sc even (48) Rnd 10: switch to white yarn, sc even (48) Rnds 11 - 15: sc even (48) Rnd 16: switch to yellow yarn, sc even (48) Rnd 17: switch back to green yarn, (10 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (44) Rnd 18: (9 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40) Insert plastic safety eyes between rnds # 14-15, 9 sts apart. Embroider the MOUTH between rnds # 11-13 (5 sts long) with black cotton thread. Embroider the EYEBROWS between rnds # 16-18, 9 sts apart with black cotton thread. Rnds 19 - 21: sc even (40) Rnd 22: (8 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36) Rnd 23: sc even (36) Rnd 24: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 25: sc even (32); start stuffing Rnd 26: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (28) Rnd 27: sc even (28) Rnd 28: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 29: sc even (24) Rnd 30: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (20) Rnd 31: sc even (20) Rnd 32: switch to black yarn, sc even (20) Rnds 33 - 34: sc even (20) Rnd 35: switch to yellow yarn, sc even (20) Rnds 36 - 37: sc even (20) Rnd 38: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16) Rnds 39 - 41: sc even (16) Rnd 42: working in FLO, (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnds 43 - 45: working in both loops now, sc even (24) Rnd 46: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (20); finish stuffing Rnd 42: working in BLO, (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (15) Rnd 43: working in both loops now, (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (10); F/O, close the hole, cut the yarn and wave in end. Color the CHEEKS with some pink blush. Round Stamp (red yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the stamp onto the black section of the bottle. I can't wait to see your version of my CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Gift Box Free Crochet Pattern

    Happy Tuesday my fellow crafters! I'm back with a new and super easy project - a mini crocheted GIFT BOX! You can either use it to store a little gift, or hang it to the Christmas Tree as an ornament! Are you ready for this quick and fun crochet work? If the answer is yes, let's grab our hook and yarn and make this cutie together! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Find the downloadable PDF pattern listed on my Etsy page - you will find in it a chart and many explanatory step-by-step pictures to guide you through the making process! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light in Pink and White MATERIALS: 2.5 mm Hook; Yarn Needle DIMENSION: 1.5” x 1.5” ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), back loop only (BLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). Box (pink yarn) Rnd 1: in a mr work 1 sc, 2 ch, (2 sc, 2 ch) rep 3 times (8 sts, 8 chs) Rnd 2: 1 sc, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc, in the chains space), [2 sc, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc, in the chains space)] rep 3 times, 1 sc (16 sts, 8 chs) Rnd 3: 2 sc, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc, in the chains space), [4 sc, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc, in the chains space)] rep 3 times, 2 sc (24 sts, 8 chs) Rnd 4: 3 sc, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc, in the chains space), [6 sc, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc, in the chains space)] rep 3 times, 3 sc (32 sts, 8 chs) Rnd 5: 4 sc, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc, in the chains space), [8 sc, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc, in the chains space)] rep 3 times, 4 sc (40 sts, 8 chs) Rnd 6: working in BLO, 6 sc, (1 sc dec, 10 sc) rep 3 times, 1 sc dec, 4 sc (44) Rnds 7 - 15: working in both loops now, sc even (44); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Lid (pink yarn) Rnd 1: in a mr work 1 sc, 2 ch, (2 sc, 2 ch) rep 3 times (8 sts, 8 chs) Rnd 2: 1 sc, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc, in the chains space), [2 sc, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc, in the chains space)] rep 3 times, 1 sc (16 sts, 8 chs) Rnd 3: 2 sc, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc, in the chains space), [4 sc, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc, in the chains space)] rep 3 times, 2 sc (24 sts, 8 chs) Rnd 4: 3 sc, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc, in the chains space), [6 sc, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc, in the chains space)] rep 3 times, 3 sc (32 sts, 8 chs) Rnd 5: 4 sc, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc, in the chains space), [8 sc, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc, in the chains space)] rep 3 times, 4 sc (40 sts, 8 chs) Rnd 6: 5 sc, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc, in the chains space), [10 sc, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc, in the chains space)] rep 3 times, 5 sc (48 sts, 8 chs) Rnd 7: working in BLO, 7 sc, (1 sc dec, 12 sc) rep 3 times, 1 sc dec, 5 sc (52) Rnds 8: working in both loops now, sc even (52) F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Ribbon (white yarn) Row 1: crochet 200 chs, or until your foundation chain is approximately 23” (60 cm) long (200); F/O and cut the yarn. Wrap the ribbon around the box. I can't wait to see your version of my little GIFT BOX! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Hot Chocolate Mug and Cookies Free Crochet Pattern

    If you are a fan of all warm and cozy things, you can't miss out today's post! What's better than waiting for the Holidays while sipping a delicious hot chocolate with marshmallow, and indulging in freshly baked cookies? I know, it sounds so inviting right? Well, let's make the wait even more fun by crocheting this lovely combo for the kids to play with! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Find the downloadable PDF pattern listed on my Etsy page - you will find in it more than 30 explanatory step-by-step pictures to guide you through the making process! _________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in Red, White, Brown and Beige MATERIALS: 2.5 mm Hook; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle DIMENSION: Mug 4” x 3” x 3”; Cookie 2” in diameter ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), front loop only (FLO), back loop only (BLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). Mug (red and white yarn) Rnd 1: starting off with red yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnd 7: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56) Rnd 8: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (64) Rnds 9 - 28: sc even (64); F/O red yarn leaving a long strand of yarn Turn (face the inside of the mug while crocheting) Rnd 29: switching to white yarn, sc even (64) Rnd 30: working in BLO, sc even (64); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Mug Handle (red yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnds 2 - 23: sc even (8); stuff the handle lightly while crocheting Row 24: flatten the handle and crochet through both layers, 4 sc (4); turn and ch 1 Row 25: 1 sc, 1 sc dec, 1 sc (3); turn and ch 1 Rows 26 - 27: sc even (3); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the handle to the side of the mug. Secure the round side of the handle between rnds # 24-27. Bend up the flat part of the handle and sew it to the mug between rnds # 13-19. Marshmallows (white yarn) Make one: Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: working in BLO, sc even (16) Rnd 4: working in both loops now, sc even (16); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Make one: Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: working in BLO, sc even (16); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Make one: Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: working in BLO, 9 hdc, 7 sl st (16); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Chocolate (brown yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6: sc even (40) Rnd 7: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnd 8: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56) Rnd 9: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (64) Rnd 10: (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (72) Rnd 11: working in BLO, sc even (72) Rnd 12: working in both loops now, sc even (72) Rnd 13: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (64) Sew the Marshmallow on the top of the chocolate, stuffing them lightly while sewing them on. Rnd 14 - 25: sc even (64) Rnd 26: working in BLO, (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (56); start stuffing Rnd 27: working in both loops now, (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48) Rnd 28: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40) Rnd 29: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 30: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 31: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing Rnd 32: sc dec around (8); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Embroider the STAR on the side of the mug with white yarn between rnds # 13-26. Cookies (beige and brown yarn; make two) #1 Rnd 1: working with beige yarn, sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48); F/O and cut the yarn #2 Rnd 1: working with beige yarn, sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Place the two pieces together with the wrong side visible. Use the extra strand of yarn to sew the two parts together. Cut a very long strand of brown yarn and thread it into a yarn needle. Embroider little lines on both sides of the cookie to create the chocolate chips. I can't wait to see your version of my HOT CHOCOLATE MUG AND COOKIES! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • "Little Xmas Tree" Free Crochet Pattern

    How many Christmas Trees can you have in your home? I would say as many as you want ... especially when they are this small and cute. My little Xmas Tree is an easy and fun project - a series of crocheted disks, made in different sizes and colors and embellished with a nice border worked with reverse single crochet stitches. You can display this little ornament by hanging it around the house, adding it to a festive garland or wreath, or, if you wanna make something even more special, work it with a chunk yarn to create a nice and soft Tree. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Find the downloadable PDF pattern listed on my Etsy page - you will find in it more than 20 explanatory step-by-step pictures to guide you through the making process! _________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light Green (color A), Dark Green (color B), Yellow and Brown MATERIALS: 2.75 mm Hook; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle DIMENSION: 5” x 2” ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), reverse single crochet (reverse sc), front loop only (FLO), back loop only (BLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). TREE DISKS (light and dark green yarn) Make 1 in color A and 1 in color B Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnd 7: reverse sc around (48); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Make 1 in color A and 1 in color B Rnd 1: 7 sc in a mr (7) Rnd 2: sc inc around (14) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (21) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (28) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (35) Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (42) Rnd 7: reverse sc around (42); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Make 1 in color A and 1 in color B Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6: reverse sc around (40); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Make 1 in color A and 1 in color B Rnd 1: 7 sc in a mr (7) Rnd 2: sc inc around (14) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (21) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (28) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (35) Rnd 6: reverse sc around (35); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Make 1 in color A and 1 in color B Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: reverse sc around (32); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Make 1 in color A and 1 in color B Rnd 1: 7 sc in a mr (7) Rnd 2: sc inc around (14) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (21) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (28) Rnd 5: reverse sc around (28); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Make 1 in color A and 1 in color B Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: reverse sc around (24); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Make 1 in color A and 1 in color B Rnd 1: 7 sc in a mr (7) Rnd 2: sc inc around (14) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (21) Rnd 4: reverse sc around (21); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Make 1 in color A Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: reverse sc around (16); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Make 1 in color B Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10) Rnd 3: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (12) Rnd 4: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (14) Rnd 5: working in FLO, (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (16) Rnd 6: reverse sc around (16); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Cut a very long strand of dark green yarn, make a knot on one side. Thread the yarn into a yarn needle and, starting from the bigger circle in color A, insert the needle into the center loop of each disk. Alternate colors as shown in the pictures. Insert some poly stuffing into the top of the tree before sewing it to the rest of the tree. Pull the yarn thigh, so that the tree is not too loose. Make another knot. Do not cut the yarn. Trunk (brown yarn) Rnd 1: 7 sc in a mr (7) Rnd 2: sc inc around (14) Rnd 3: working in BLO, sc even (14) Rnds 4 - 5: working in both loops now, sc even (14) Rnd 6: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (12); F/O, cut the yarn and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the trunk to the bottom part of the bigger disk. Crochet a thigh series of chains with the dark green yarn left and use it to create a loop to hang the tree with. Star (yellow yarn) Rnd 1: 10 sc in a mr (10) Rnd 2: (1 sc,1 hdc, 1 dc, 3 ch into the 1st st), (1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 ch, 1 sl st into the next st), [(1 slst,1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 3 ch into the next st), (1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 ch, 1 sl st into the next st)] rep 4 (50 sts, 20 chs); F/O, and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the star to the tip of the tree. I can't wait to see your version of my LITTLE XMAS TREE! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Finley the Shark Free Crochet Pattern

    Happy Tuesday my fellow crafters! Have you already started thinking about Christmas gifts for the little ones? If you have an ocean lover in your house or you happen to know one, today's post is just perfect for you! I have reworked an old pattern of mine - Finley the Shark - using a light yarn for getting more defined stitches and a nice and neat look. I also redesigned the caudal fins to better resemble the shark ones...and I think the final result is quite good, don't you agree? ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Find the downloadable PDF pattern listed on my Etsy page - you will find in it more than 38 explanatory step-by-step pictures to guide you through the making process! _________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in Gray, White; Classic Cotton Thread in Black MATERIALS: 2.75 mm Hook; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle; Two 6 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes; Yarn Needle DIMENSION: 6.5” x 3.5” ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). Body (gray yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (12) Rnd 3: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (16) Rnd 4: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 5: sc even (24) Rnd 6: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (30) Rnd 7: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (36) Rnd 8: sc even (36) Rnd 9: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (42) Rnd 10: sc even (42) Rnd 11: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnds 12 - 14: sc even (48) Insert the plastic safety eyes between rnds # 10-11, 23 stitches apart (upper side). Rnd 15: (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (54) Rnds 16 - 21: sc even (54); start stuffing the body Rnd 22: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48) Rnds 23 - 25: sc even (48) Rnd 26: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (42) Rnd 27: sc even (42) Rnd 28: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36) Rnds 29 - 30: sc even (36) Rnd 31: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (30) Rnds 32 - 33: sc even (30) Rnd 34: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 35: sc even (24) Rnd 36: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (18) Rnd 37: sc even (18) Rnd 38: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (16) Rnd 39: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (14); F/O and finish stuffing the body firmly. CAUDAL FIN (gray yarn) Upper fin: Rnd 1: in a mr work 3 sc, 2 hdc, 1 sc (6) Rnd 2: 3 sc, 1 hdc inc, 1 hdc, 1 sc (7) Rnd 3: 3 sc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc inc, 1 sc (8) Rnd 4: 3 sc, 1 hdc inc, 3 hdc, 1 sc inc (10) Rnd 5: 3 sc, 5 hdc, 2 sc (10) Rnds 6 - 7: 3 sc, 5 hdc, 2 sc (10); F/O and cut the yarn Do not stuff the fin. Lower fin: Rnd 1: in a mr work 3 sc, 2 hdc, 1 sc (6) Rnd 2: 3 sc, 1 hdc inc, 1 hdc, 1 sc (7) Rnd 3: 3 sc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc inc, 1 sc (8) Rnd 4: 3 sc, 1 hdc inc, 3 hdc, 1 sc inc (10) Rnd 5: 3 sc, 5 hdc, 2 sc (10) Rnd 6: 3 sc, 5 hdc, 2 sc (10) Do no cut the yarn once you have completed the lower fin… Do not stuff the fin. Merge the two fins together: Rnd 7: join the yarn with a sl st to the upper fin, ch 1 and sc in the same st, 1 sc, 3 sc dec, 2 sc, keep working on the lower fin (insert the hook into the 1st st of the last rnd), 1 sc into the same st, 1 sc, 3 sc dec, 2 sc (14) Rnd 8: 1 sc dec, 3 sc, 2 sc dec, 3 sc, 1 sc dec (10) Rnd 9: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (12) Rnd 10: sc even (12) Rnd 11: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (14); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Stuff the last 3 rounds of the tail and use the strand of yarn to sew the tail to the body. BELLY (white yarn; work in rows: ch1 and turn at the end of each row) Row 1: 3 chs, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc (2) Row 2: 2 sc inc (4) Row 3: 1 sc inc, 2 sc, 1 sc inc (6) Row 4: sc even (6) Row 5: 1 sc inc, 4 sc, 1 sc inc (8) Row 6: 1 sc inc, 6 sc, 1 sc inc (10) Row 7: 1 sc inc, 8 sc, 1 sc inc (12) Row 8: 1 sc inc, 10 sc, 1 sc inc (14) Row 9: sc even (14) Row 10: 7 sc, 1 sc inc, 6 sc (15) Row 11: 7 sc, 1 sc inc, 7 sc (16) Rows 12 - 17: sc even (16) Row 18: 7 sc, 1 sc dec, 7 sc (15) Row 19: sc even (15) Row 20: 6 sc, 1 sc dec, 7 sc (14) Row 21: sc even (14) Row 22: 1 sc dec, 10 sc, 1 sc dec (12) Row 23: sc even (12) Row 24: 1 sc dec, 8 sc, 1 sc dec (10) Row 25: 4 sc, 1 sc dec, 4 sc (9) Row 26: 4 sc, 1 sc dec, 3 sc (8) Rows 27-28: sc even (8) Row 29: 1 sc dec, 4 sc, 1 sc dec (6) Row 30: 1 sc dec, 2 sc, 1 sc dec (4) Row 31: sc even (4) Row 32: 1 sc dec, 1 sc, 1 sc dec (3) Rows 33-35: sc even (3); sc all around the belly panel; F/O and leave a long strand of white yarn. Place the panel on the belly of the shark placing the 1st row between rnds # 5-6 of the shark’s body. DORSAL FIN (gray yarn) Rnd 1: in a mr work 3 sc, 2 hdc, 1 sc (6) Rnd 2: 3 sc, 1 hdc inc, 1 hdc, 1 sc (7) Rnd 3: 3 sc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc inc, 1 sc (8) Rnd 4: 3 sc, 1 hdc inc, 3 hdc, 1 sc inc (10) Rnd 5: 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc inc, 3 hdc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc (12) Rnd 6: 3 sc, 6 hdc, 3 sc (12) Rnd 7: sc even (12); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the dorsal fin between rnds # 18-23. Do not stuff the fin. PECTORAL FINS (gray yarn; make two) Rnd 1: in a mr work 3 sc, 2 hdc, 1 sc (6) Rnd 2: 3 sc, 1 hdc inc, 1 hdc, 1 sc (7) Rnd 3: 3 sc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc inc, 1 sc (8) Rnd 4: 3 sc, 1 hdc inc, 3 hdc, 1 sc inc (10) Rnd 5: 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc inc, 3 hdc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc (12) Rnd 6: 3 sc, 6 hdc, 3 sc (12) Rnd 7: sc even (12); do not stuff the fin Rnd 8: flatten the fin and crochet 6 sc through both layers (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the pectoral fin between rnds # 18-23 on the belly border. Embroider the MOUTH line on the edge of the white belly with some scrap black thread. Embroider the NOSTRILS with some scrap black thread between rnds # 3-4. Embroider the GILLS (3 for each side) with some scrap black thread (between rnds # 15-16, 16-17, 17-18). I can't wait to see your version of my FINLEY THE SHARK! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Jorg the Moose Free Crochet Pattern

    Hi my crafty friends! I hope you've had a great start of the week! We had our first snowfall here in Michigan this past weekend and so today's crochet project is a tribute to the winter season to come. The moose is a creature easily associated with winter and cold lands. It has a long head with a large nose and upper lip and it is easily recognizable for its flat antlers that can stretch 4 to 5 feet across. I decided to work my crocheted version of a moose with a very soft, warm, and fluffy yarn made of baby alpaca and merino wool - DHG SIERRA yarn. The result is extremely soft and cuddly - a perfect toy for the little ones! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ You can purchase the PDF pattern here on my Etsy page - you will find over 40 explanatory step-by-step pictures and tips to guide you through the making process. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Bulky (5) in Beaver, Rust, Black, Milk, and Nougat MATERIALS: 3.25 mm Hook; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle; Two 9 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes DIMENSION: 13” x 7” ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc),half double crochet (hdc), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). LEGS AND BODY (beaver yarn) Leg #1 Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnds 2 - 16: sc even (8); F/O and cut the yarn Stuff the leg lightly. Leg #2 Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnds 2 - 16: sc even (8) Do not cut the yarn once you have crocheted the second leg, CH 6 INSTEAD. Stuff the leg lightly. Let’s merge the two legs together… Rnd 17: join the yarn to leg #1 by inserting the hook into any one st of the last round, work 1 sc into the same st, then work the remaining 7 sc; keep working on the chains, 1 hdc in each one of the next 6 chs, keep working on the leg #2 (starting from the 1st st of the last round), 1 sc into the same st, then work the remaining 7 sc; keep working on the chains, 1 hdc in each one of the next 6 chs (28) Rnd 18: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnds 19 - 28: sc even (32); keep stuffing the body Rnd 29: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (28) Rnd 30: sc even (28) Rnd 31: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 32: sc even (24) Rnd 33: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (20); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to attach the body to the head. Finish stuffing the body firmly. HEAD (beaver yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnds 5 - 21: sc even (32); start stuffing the head Insert the safety eyes between rnds #10-11, 10 sts apart. Embroider a horizontal line above the eye with black yarn and a vertical one to the outer side of the eye with milk yarn. Rnd 22: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 23: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing the head Rnd 24: sc dec around (8); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. MUZZLE (nougat yarn) Rnd 1: 9 sc in a mr (9) Rnd 2: sc inc around (18) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (27) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (36) Rnds 5 - 11: sc even (36); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Insert the front side of the head into the muzzle and use the strand of peach yarn to secure the muzzle in place. ARMS (beaver yarn; make two) Rnd 1: 7 sc in a mr (7) Rnds 2 - 15: sc even (7); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Stuff the arms lightly. Sew the arms to the side of the body between rnds # 32-33. ANTLERS (rust yarn; make two) Point #1 (small) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8) Rnds 3 - 5: sc even (8); F/O and cut the yarn. Do not stuff the point. Point #2 (medium) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (9) Rnds 3 - 6: sc even (9); F/O and cut the yarn. Do not stuff the point. Point #3 (large) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10) Rnds 3 - 7: sc even (10) Do not cut the yarn once you have crocheted Point #3. Let’s merge the 3 points together… Rnd 8: keep working on point #3, 5 sc, move to point #2 and crochet 4 sc, keep working on point #1, crocheting 8 sc, move back to point #2 and crochet 5 sc (1 sc in each one of the unworked sts), move to point #3 and crochet 5 sc (1 sc in each one of the unworked sts) (27) Rnd 9: sc even (27) Rnd 10: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (18); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Flatten the antlers (do not stuff) and using a yarn needle and the strand of orange yarn, sew the two sides of rnd #10 close. Do not cut the yarn once finished, use it instead to sew the antlers to the side of the head between rnds # 4-5, 8 sts apart. EARS (beaver yarn; make two) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (9) Rnd 3 - 4: sc even (9) Rnd 5: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (6): F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Sew the ears to the side of the head between rnds #5-6. TAIL (beaver yarn) Row 1: 4 ch, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc, 1 sl st (3); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the tail to the back of the body between rnds #20-21. I can't wait to see your version of my JORG THE MOOSE! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Red Robin Free Crochet Pattern

    ...let's find beauty in the little things! Hi my fellow crafter! I'm back today with a lovely new version of the Little Birdie. I was so glad to see how you all loved the original design, and I've been enjoining spotting your cute makes on Instagram and Facebook! For this reason I decided to give the design a little twist and add a more realistic look - putting together a bit of brown, orange and white yarn, here it comes a super cute Red Robin! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Find the downloadable PDF pattern listed on my Etsy page - you will find in it more than 40 explanatory step-by-step pictures, tips and tricks to guide you through the making process! _________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in Brown, Orange and White; Classic Cotton Thread in Black MATERIALS: C2 - 2.75 mm Hook; 1.75 mm hook; Poly Filling; Two 6mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes; Yarn Needle DIMENSION: 3” x 2.5” ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). HEAD (brown and orange yarn; 2.75mm hook) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: 12 sc, switch to orange yarn, 8 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 12 sc (32) Rnd 6: keep working with brown yarn, 11 sc, switch to orange yarn, 10 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 11 sc (32) Rnd 7: keep working with brown yarn, 10 sc, switch to orange yarn, 12 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 10 sc (32) Rnd 8: keep working with brown yarn, 9 sc, switch to orange yarn, 14 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 9 sc (32); F/O and cut the yarn. TAIL (brown yarn; 2.75mm hook) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (12) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (16) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (20) Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 7: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (28) Rnd 8: sc even (28) Rnd 9: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 10: sc even (32) Do not cut the yarn once you have completed the tail. BODY (brown, orange and white yarn; 2.75mm hook) Merge the head and the tail together: Rnd 11: join the brown yarn with a sl st to stitch #30 of the last rnd of the head, ch 1 and sc in the same st, then crochet 5 sc, switch to orange yarn, work 16 sc, switch back to brown yarn, work 6 sc; now go back working on the tail part - insert the hook into st #28 of the last round of the tail, work 1 sc, then work 27 sc, until you reach the end of the round (56) Rnd 12: keep working with brown yarn, 4 sc, 1 sc dec, switch to orange yarn, 6 sc, 1 sc dec, 5 sc, 1 sc dec, 1 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 4 sc, 1 sc dec, [(5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 4 times] (48) Rnd 13: keep working with brown yarn, 1 sc dec, 3 sc, switch to orange yarn, 14 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 3 sc, 2 sc dec, 20 sc, 1 sc dec (44) Rnd 14: keep working with brown yarn, 1 sc dec, 2 sc, switch to orange yarn, 14 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 2 sc, 2 sc dec, 18 sc, 1 sc dec (40); F/O orange yarn Rnd 15: keep working with brown yarn, 3 sc, switch to white yarn, 14 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 23 sc (40) Rnd 16: keep working with brown yarn, 3 sc, switch to white yarn, 14 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 23 sc (40) Rnd 17: keep working with brown yarn, 3 sc, switch to white yarn, 1 sc dec, 3 sc, 1 sc dec, 3 sc, 1 sc dec, 2 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 1 sc, [(3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 4 times], 1 sc dec (32) Rnd 18: keep working with brown yarn, 3 sc, switch to white yarn, 11 sc, switch back to brown yarn,18 sc (32) Rnd 19: keep working with brown yarn, 1 sc dec, switch to white yarn, [(2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 3 times], switch back to brown yarn, 2 sc, [(1 sc dec, 2 sc) rep 4 times] (24); start stuffing the body Rnd 20: keep working with brown yarn, 1 sc, switch to white yarn, 9 sc, switch back to brown yarn, 14 sc (24) Rnd 21: keep working with brown yarn, 1 sc, switch to white yarn, [(1 sc dec, 1 sc) rep 3 times], switch back to brown yarn, 1 sc dec, [(1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 4 times] (16); finish stuffing the body Rnd 22: working with brown yarn only, sc dec around (8); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. BEAK ( black thread; 1.75mm hook) Rnd 1: 4 sc in a mr (4) Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (6) Rnd 3: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (8) Rnd 3: sc even (8); F/O and leave a long strand of thread to sew the beak onto the head between rnds # 6-9. WINGS ( brown yarn; make two; 2.75mm hook) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: 2 sc inc, 2 hdc inc, 2 sc inc (12) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice, 1 hdc, 2 hdc inc, 1 hdc, (1 sc inc, 1 sc) rep twice (18) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice, 2 hdc, 3 hdc in the next st, 1 ch, 3 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc, (1 sc inc, 2 sc) rep twice (26); F/O and leave a long strand of brown yarn. Sew only the first and last 2 sts of the wing to the side of the bird’s body. I can't wait to see your version of my RED ROBIN! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Gingerbread Man Free Crochet Pattern

    Hello Folks! Well, Halloween is officially over, and I think we all can start turning our attentions to the holidays! When I think about Christmas I immediately think of the aroma of freshly baked gingerbread cookies - a mix of spicy, sweet and gingery scents that fill the house and bring back so many good memories. My crocheted version of this staple holiday treat can become a fun decoration for your Christmas tree, or can make a super adorable toy for your little one! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ You can purchase the PDF pattern here on my Etsy page - you will find in it many explanatory step-by-step pictures to guide you through the making process, along with tips and tricks to crochet this lovely Gingerbread Man! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in Beige, White and Red; Classic Cotton Thread in Black MATERIALS: 2.75 mm Hook; 1.75 mm Hook; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle; Two 6 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes DIMENSION: : 5” x 4.5” ABBREVIATIONS:stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). LEGS & BODY (beige and white yarn; 2.75 mm hook) Leg #1 Rnd 1: starting off with beige yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (18) Rnd 4: sc even (18) Rnd 5: (1 sc with beige yarn, 1 sc with white yarn), repeat around (18) Rnd 6: working with white only, sc even (18) Rnd 7: switch back to beige yarn, sc even (18) Rnds 8 - 11: sc even (18); F/O and cut the yarn Stuff the leg. Leg #2 Rnd 1: starting off with beige yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (18) Rnd 4: sc even (18) Rnd 5: (1 sc with beige yarn, 1 sc with white yarn), repeat around (18) Rnd 6: working with white only, sc even (18) Rnd 7: switch back to beige yarn, sc even (18) Rnds 8 - 11: sc even (18) Do not cut the yarn once you have crocheted the second leg. Stuff the leg. Let’s merge the legs together… Rnd 12: join the yarn to leg #1 by inserting the hook into any one st of last round, work 1 sc into the same st, then work the remaining 17 sts; keep working on the leg #2 (starting from the 1st st of the last round), 1 sc into the same st, then work the remaining 17 sc (36) Rnd 13: sc even (36) Rnd 14: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (30) Rnds 15 - 21: sc even (30) Rnd 22: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 23: sc even (24); F/O and cut the yarn. Finish stuffing the body firmly. HEAD (beige yarn; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6: sc even (40) Rnd 7: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnd 8: sc even (48) Rnd 9: (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (54) Rnds 10 - 16: sc even (54) Insert the plastic safety eyes between rnds # 13-14, 8 stitches apart. Rnd 17: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48) Rnd 18: sc even (48); start stuffing the head Rnd 19: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40) Rnd 20: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 21: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Sew the head and the body together and finish stuffing them while sewing. Embroider the EYEBROWS between rnds #10-12. Embroider the MOUTH between rnds #15-18, 6 sts wide. ARMS (beige and white yarn; make two; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: starting off with beige yarn, 7 sc in a mr (7) Rnd 2: sc inc around (14) Rnd 3: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (16) Rnd 4: sc even (16) Rnd 5: (1 sc with beige yarn, 1 sc with white yarn), repeat around (16) Rnd 6: working with white only, sc even (16) Rnd 7: switch back to beige yarn, (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (14) Rnds 8 - 11: sc even (14); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn Stuff the arm firmly. Attach the arms between rnds # 17-23 of the body. ICING (white yarn; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6: sc even (40) Rnd 7: [1 sc, 1 hdc, (1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1dc), 1 hdc, 1 sc] rep 8 times (56 sts, 16 ch); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to secure the icing on top of the head. BOW TIE (red yarn; 2.75 mm hook) Work in rows - ch 1 and turn at the end of each row Row 1: 5 ch, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 3 sc (4) Row 2: sc even (4) Row 3: 1 sc, 1 sc dec, 1 sc (3) Row 4: 1 sc, 1 sc dec (2) Row 5: 1 sc, 1 sc inc (3) Row 6: 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc (4) Row 7: sc even (4); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Cut a long strand of yarn, wrap it around the center of the bow tie and then use the extra length to secure the bow tie to the body. BUTTONS (black thread; make two; 1.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6); F/O and leave a long strand of thread. Sew the buttons between rnds #15-16 and rnds #18-19. Color the CHEEKS by applying pink blush with a little brush. I can't wait to see your version of my GINGERBREAD MAN! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Archie the Hedgehog Free Crochet Pattern

    A new forest critter has just joined my amigurumi collection - Archie the Hedgehog. He's a curious little guy that loves roaming around the woods. Anything can catch his attention - a colorful mushroom, a beautiful plant or a little pumpkin! Despite the fact hedgehogs are known for being shy creatures, Archie is always happy to make new friends... ...so don't wait to long, grab your yarn and hook and come to meet him! That sweet little face, combined with the softest body, makes this amigurumi just the perfect play companion for your little one! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ You can purchase the PDF pattern here on my Etsy page - you will find many explanatory step-by-step pictures to guide you through the making process. ____________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in Beige and white; Bulky (5) in Brown; Classic Cotton Thread in Black MATERIALS: 2.75 mm Hook; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle; Two 6 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes DIMENSION: 4.5” x 4.5” ABBREVIATIONS: stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), back loop only (BLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). MUZZLE (beige yarn) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: 1 sc inc, 4 sc, 1 sc inc (8) Rnd 3: 1 sc inc, 6 sc, 1 sc inc (10) Rnd 4: 1 sc inc, 8 sc, 1 sc inc (12); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the muzzle to the body. Embroider the NOSE with black cotton thread. BODY (beige yarn) Rnd 1: starting off with beige yarn, 5 ch, 1 sc inc into the 2nd from the hook, 2 sc, 2 sc inc into the last ch, keep working on the other side of the foundation chain, 2 sc, 1 sc inc into the last st that already contains 2 sc (12) Rnd 2: 2 sc inc, 2 sc, 4 sc inc, 2 sc, 2 sc inc (20) Rnd 3: 2 sc inc, 6 sc, 4 sc inc, 6 sc, 2 sc inc (28) Rnd 4: 3 sc inc, 8 sc, 6 sc inc, 8 sc, 3 sc inc (40) Rnd 5: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnd 6: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56) Rnd 7: sc even (56) Rnd 8: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (64) Rnds 9 - 11: sc even (64) Place the plastic safety EYES between rnds # 5-6, 9 sts apart. Attach the MUZZLE to the body below the eyes. Stuff lightly while attaching it. Embroider the EYEBROWS with black cotton thread between rnds # 7-8. Rnd 12: switch to brown yarn, working in BLO, (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (72) Rnds 13 - 23: working in both loops now, sc even (72) Rnd 24: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (64) Rnd 25: sc even (64) Rnd 26: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (56) Rnd 27: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48) Rnd 28: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40) Rnd 29: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32); start stuffing the body Rnd 30: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 31: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing the body Rnd 32: sc dec around (8); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. BELLY (white yarn) Rnd 1: 7 sc in a mr (7) Rnd 2: sc inc around (14) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (21) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (28) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (35); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the belly onto the body. FEET (beige yarn; make two) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnds 2 - 5: sc even (8) Rnd 6: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6); do not stuff the foot Row 7: flatten the foot and work through both layers now, 3 sc (3); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the foot to the body, between rnds # 10-11. ARMS (beige yarn; make two) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnds 2 - 4: sc even (8) Rnd 5: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6); do not stuff the arm Row 6: flatten the arm and work through both layers now, 3 sc (3) F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the arms to the body, between rnds # 10-11. EARS (beige yarn; make two) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (9) Rnd 3: sc even (9) Rnd 4: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Do not stuff the ear. Sew the ears to the body, between rnds # 11-12, 10 sts apart. Color the CHEEKS and the inner part of the EARS with pink blush. I can't wait to see your version of my ARCHIE THE HEDGEHOG! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • George the Elephant Free Crochet Pattern

    If cute and sweet projects are what you have been looking for, really look no further. I think you really cannot create anything cuter than this way too adorable baby elephant! ...but I tell you more...this pattern require a very little sewing, since all the major parts, as legs, arms, ears and trunk are all crocheted together with the body! Only one suggestion before leaving to my pattern - make sure to have all this parts ready once you start working on the body! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ You can purchase the PDF pattern here on my Etsy page - you will find in it 70 explanatory step-by-step pictures to guide you through the making process, along with tips and tricks to crochet this lovely elephant! In particular, the instructions on how work the eye indentation, the hair, the belly button and the nails are available on my downloadable pattern! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in Gray and Beige; Classic Cotton Thread in Black MATERIALS: 3.5 mm Hook; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle; Two 9 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes DIMENSION: 7” x 5” ABBREVIATIONS: stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), back loop only (BLO), front loop only (FLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). LEGS (Gray yarn; make two) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: working in BLO, sc even (24) Rnds 5 - 6: working in both loops, sc even (24) Rnd 7: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (20) Rnd 8: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16) Rnd 9: sc even (16) Rnd 10: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (12) Rnds 11 - 12: sc even (12); stuff the leg Row 13: flatten the leg and work through both layers, 6 sc (6); F/O and cut the yarn arms (gray yarn; make two) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: sc inc around (12) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (18) Rnd 4: working in BLO, sc even (18) Rnd 5: working in both loops now, (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (15) Rnd 6: sc even (15) Rnd 7: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (12) Rnd 8: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (10) Rnds 9 - 11: sc even (10); stuff the arm Row 12: flatten the arm and work through both layers, 5 sc (5); F/O and cut the yarn TRUNK (gray yarn) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (9) Rnds 3 - 5: sc even (9) Rnd 6: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (12) Rnds 7 - 8: sc even (12) Rnd 9: 5 sc, 3 sc inc, 4 sc (15) Rnd 10: 7 sc, 2 sc inc, 6 sc (17); F/O and cut the yarn. Stuff the trunk lightly. Place a marker in st #5 and #14. ears (gray yarn; make two) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: 2 sc inc, 2 sc, 2 sc inc, 2 sc (12) Rnd 3: 4 sc inc, 2 sc, 4 sc inc, 2 sc (20) Rnd 4: 2 sc, 4 sc inc, 6 sc, 4 sc inc, 4 sc (28) Rnd 5: 4 sc, 4 sc inc, 10 sc, 4 sc inc, 6 sc (36) Rnd 6: 6 sc, 4 sc inc, 14 sc, 4 sc inc, 8 sc (44) Rnd 7: sc even (44); F/O and cut the yarn Place a marker in st #10 and #14 of both ears. BODY (gray yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnd 7: sc even (48) Rnd 8: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56) Rnd 9: sc even (56) Let’s join the legs while crocheting the body… Rnd 10: 11 sc, position the last row of one of the legs in line with the round of the body you are working on and crochet through both layer, 6 sc; keep working on the body only, 22 sc; do the same with the other leg, 6 sc, then work the remaining 11 sc on the body (56) Rnd 11 - 14: sc even (56) Rnd 15: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48) Rnd 16 - 17: sc even (48) Rnd 18: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (42) Rnds 19 - 20: sc even (42) Rnd 21: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36); start stuffing the body Let’s now join the arms … Rnd 22: sc even (36) Rnd 23: 9 sc, position the last row of one of the arms in line with the round of the body you are working on, and crochet through both layers, 5 sc; keep working on the body only, 13 sc; do the same with the other arm, 5 sc, then work the remaining 4 sc on the body (36) Rnd 24: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (30) Rnd 25: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 26: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (20) Rnd 27: working in FLO, sc inc around (40) Rnd 29: working in both loops now, (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (50) Rnd 29: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (60) Rnd 30: sc even (60); keep stuffing the body Rnd 31: (8 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (54) It’s time to join the trunk to the head. Place a marker in st #31 and #37 on the last worked round of the head. Rnd 31: crochet 30 sc, then start crocheting on the trunk part working 1 sc into the marked st (#5), keep working on the trunk 9 sc (the last sc should be worked in the marked st #14), go back working on the head part, placing the hook into the st #38 (the one next to the marked one), work 1 sc into the same st, then 13 sc, 1 sc dec (56) Rnd 32: 30 sc, 1 sc dec, 6 sc, 1 sc dec, 16 sc (54) Rnd 33: sc even (54) Rnd 34: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48) Rnd 35: sc even (48) Rnd 36: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (42) Use some extra strand of gray yarn to close the gap between the trunk and the head. It’s time now to join the ears to the head. Rnd 37: 12 sc, holding the ear so that you face the wrong side, position the last row of one of ears in line with the round of the head you are working on, and crochet through both layer, 4 sc, go back working on the head only, 22 sc, do the same with the other ear, 4 sc (42) Rnd 38: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36) Insert the safety eyes between rnds #35-36, 9 sts apart. Rnd 39 - 40: sc even (36) Rnd 41: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (30) Rnd 43: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (20); finish stuffing the head Rnd 42: sc dec around (10) Rnd 43: sc dec around (5); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. I can't wait to see your version of my GEORGE THE ELEPHANT! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Little Birdie Free Crochet Pattern

    There is great beauty in the little thing... ...sometimes it takes very little to create something beautiful - like this sweet bird. How lovely would it look hanging from a crib mobile, or in front of a little window in your baby's room? ...and with the right colors, it would also make the perfect Christmas decor! So let your imagination fly and create your unique little birdie! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ The instructions on how to crochet around the steel ring and how to embroider the wing decor are included in the downloadable PDF pattern listed on my Etsy page - you will find in it more than 50 explanatory step-by-step pictures to guide you through the making process! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in Pink, Gray, Yellow; Classic Cotton Thread in Black MATERIALS: C2 - 2.75 mm Hook; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle DIMENSION: 3” x 2.5” (bird) / 4” diameter (ring) ABBREVIATIONS: stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). HEAD (pink yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnds 5 - 8: sc even (32); F/O and cut the yarn TAIL (pink yarn) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (12) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (16) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (20) Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 7: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (28) Rnd 8: sc even (28) Rnd 9: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 10: sc even (32) Do not cut the yarn once you have completed the tail. BODY (pink and gray yarn) Merge the head and the tail together: Rnd 10: join the yarn with a sl st to the 1st stitch of the last rnd of the head, ch 1 and sc in the same st, then crochet 27 sc around, leaving 4 stitches unworked. You should now go back working on the tail part - insert the hook into st # 28 of the last round of the tail, work 1 sc, then work 27 sc, until you reach the end of the round (56) Rnd 11: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48) Use a long strand of pink yarn to close the gap between the head and the tail, by sewing together the two sections of unworked stitches. Rnd 12: 1 sc dec, 20 sc, 2 sc dec, 20 sc, 1 sc dec (44) Rnd 13: 1 sc dec, 18 sc, 2 sc dec, 18 sc, 1 sc dec (40) Rnd 14 - 15: sc even (40); start stuffing the body Rnd 16: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 17: switch to gray yarn, sc even (32) Rnd 18: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 19: sc even (24) Rnd 20: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing the body. Rnd 21: sc dec around (8); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Sew the WING DECOR to the side of the body (on both sides) with gray yarn. BEAK (yellow yarn) Rnd 1: 4 sc in a mr (4) Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (6) Rnd 3: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (8) F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the beak onto the head between rnds # 6-9. Stuff the beak lightly. I can't wait to see your version of my LITTLE BIRDIE! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Halloween Cupcake Free Crochet Pattern

    When I think of October, I can’t help but thinking of Halloween! October is such a fun month...not only my favorite season is at its best with the colorful trees, the pumpkins and the cinnamon aroma everywhere, but also it looks like everyone is busy prepping porches and front yards for the spookiest night of the year! I love walking around the neighborhood to spot all the scary decorations - gigantic spiders, carved pumpkins, skeletons and spiderwebs! What about you? Will you be decorating your house for Halloween? Today, I'll be sharing a little Halloween project - super easy to make, this cupcake is just the perfect spooky addition to your Halloween table! Check out my other Cupcake designs: Birthday Cupcake Fall Cupcake ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ***You can purchase an AD-FREE PDF of the pattern with more than 40 step-by-step pictures on EtsyHERE. Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in Brown, Rust, White, Black, Gray; Classic Cotton Thread in Black MATERIALS: C2 - 2.75 mm Crochet Hook; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle DIMENSION: H. 4.5” x W.3” ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), back loop only (BLO), front loop only, (FLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). CUPCAKE LINER (brown yarn) Working in rows (ch1 and turn at the end of each row) Row 1: 13 ch, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 11 sc (12); ch 1 and turn Row 2 - 50: working in BLO, sc even (12); ch 1 and turn Row 51: working in BLO, sc even (12) We’ll work now on the long side of the crocheted panel… Row 52: ch1, starting from the very 1st st, (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 10 times, 1 sc (41) Join with a sl st the last sc of row #52 with the 1st one of the same row, and ch 1 Now it’s time to work in round to create the bottom part of the cupcake liner. Rnd 1: working in BLO, 39 sc, 1 sc dec (40) Rnd 2: working in both loops now, (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 3: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16) Rnd 5: sc dec around (8) F/O, close the hole and cut the yarn. Cut a long strand of brown yarn to sew the open sides of the cupcake liner. CUPCAKE (rust yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnd 7: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56) Rnd 8: sc even (56) Rnd 9: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (64) Rnd 10 - 11: sc even (64) Rnd 12: working in BLO, (6 hdc, 1 hdc dec) rep around (56) Rnd 13: working in both loops now, sc even (56) Rnd 14: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48) Rnd 15 - 23: sc even (48); start stuffing the cupcake Rnd 24: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40) Rnd 25: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 26: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 27: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing Rnd 28: sc dec around (8) F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. GHOST (white yarn) Rnd 1: 7 sc in a mr (7) Rnd 2: sc inc around (14) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (21) Rnd 4: sc even (21) Rnd 5: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (28) Rnd 6 - 8: sc even (28) Rnd 9: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 10: sc even (24) Rnd 11: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (18) Rnd 12 - 13: sc even (18) Rnd 14: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (21) Rnd 15: work 3 sc in each stitch around (63); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Stuff the ghost before sewing it on top of the cupcake. Embroider the EYES (between rnds #3-6) and the MOUTH (between rnds #6-8) with black yarn. Embroider the EYE REFLECTIONS with white yarn. TOMBSTONE (gray yarn) Rnd 1: 10 ch, 2 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 7 sc, 4 sc into the last st, keep working on the opposite side of the foundation ch, 7 sc, 1 sc inc into the last st (22) Rnd 2: working in BLO, sc even (22) Rnd 3 - 5: sc even (22) Rnd 6: (9 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (20) Rnd 7 - 8: sc even (20) Rnd 9: (8 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (18); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Stuff the tombstone lightly before sewing it onto the top of the cupcake. Embroider R.I.P. with black cotton thread. SPIDER (black yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the spider onto the top of the cupcake. Embroider the spider’s LEGS with black cotton thread. I can't wait to see your version of my HALLOWEEN CUPCAKE! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Fall Cupcake Free Crochet Pattern

    There is always a good reason for treating ourselves with a delicious cupcake! So today let's celebrate together the beginning of one of our favorite times of the year...welcome Fall! For this super sweet project I adjusted my Birthday Cupcake pattern, by creating a fluffier whipped cream and a cute little pumpkin to add to the top of the cupcake. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ***You can purchase an AD-FREE PDF of the pattern with more than 40 step-by-step pictures on EtsyHERE. Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in Beige, Mustard, White, Rust and Brown MATERIALS: C2 - 2.75 mm Crochet Hook; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle DIMENSION: H. 3.5” x W. 2.5” ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), back loop only (BLO), front loop only, (FLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). CUPCAKE LINER (beige yarn) Working in rows (ch1 and turn at the end of each row) Row 1: 13 ch, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 11 sc (12); ch 1 and turn Row 2 - 50: working in BLO, sc even (12); ch 1 and turn Row 51: working in BLO, sc even (12) We’ll work now on the long side of the crocheted panel… Row 52: ch1, starting from the very 1st st, (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep 10 times, 1 sc (41) Join with a sl st the last sc of row #52 with the 1st one of the same row, and ch 1 Now it’s time to work in round to create the bottom part of the cupcake liner. Rnd 1: working in BLO, 39 sc, 1 sc dec (40) Rnd 2: working in both loops now, (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 3: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16) Rnd 5: sc dec around (8) F/O, close the hole and cut the yarn. Cut a long strand of beige yarn to sew the open sides of the cupcake liner. CUPCAKE (mustard yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnd 7: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56) Rnd 8: sc even (56) Rnd 9: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (64) Rnd 10 - 11: sc even (64) Rnd 12: working in BLO, (6 hdc, 1 hdc dec) rep around (56) Rnd 13: working in both loops now, sc even (56) Rnd 14: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48) Rnd 15 - 23: sc even (48); start stuffing the cupcake Rnd 24: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40) Rnd 25: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 26: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 27: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing Rnd 28: sc dec around (8) F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. WHIPPED CREAM (white yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (30) Rnd 5: working in BLO, (4 hdc, 1 hdc inc) rep around (36) Rnd 6: working in BLO, (5 hdc, 1 hdc inc) rep around (42) Rnd 7: working in BLO, 3 hdc in each stitch around (126); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Insert the hook into the front loop of the 1st st of rnd #5, ch1 and work 3 hdc into the same st; keep crocheting in the FLO and work 3 hdc in each st around (108); F/O, cut and hide the yarn. Insert the hook into the front loop of the 1st st of rnd #4, ch1 and work 3 hdc into the same st; keep crocheting in the FLO and work 3 hdc in each st around (90); F/O, cut and hide the yarn. PUMPKIN (rust yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4 - 9: sc even (24) Rnd 10: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); stuff the pumpkin firmly Rnd 11: sc dec around (8); F/O, close the hole and leave a very long strand of yarn to create the bumps and attach the pumpkin to the whipped cream. How to create the pumpkin bumps: Insert the needle up through the center and pull it out on the other side, wrap it around the pumpkin back to the bottom, stick the needle back up through the center and pull it tight so that it squeezes the pumpkin. Continue wrapping it around so that you end up with 6 bumps. Create the STEM with some brown yarn by working 4 chs, 1 sl st into the 2nd ch from the hook, 2 sl st (3); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to attach the stem to the pumpkin. Sew the pumpkin to the center part of the whipped cream. Pin the whipped cream to the top of the cupcake to secure it in place and then use the long strand of yarn to sew it on. I can't wait to see your version of my FALL CUPCAKE! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Miki the Polar Bear Free Crochet Pattern

    Polar bears are such beautiful creatures. I have been always fascinated by their solitary lifestyle and their strength to survive the extreme weather...but most of all the fluffiness and fuzziness of the cute little cubs! What about you? Do you love polar bears? If your answer is yes, you cannot miss today's free project! Meet Miki the Polar Bear! He's warm and cozy in his nordic style sweater, yellow boots and gloves! You can find here below the free instructions to crochet the Bear. The pattern to create the crocheted skis and the poles are included in the downloadable PDF pattern of "Miki the Polar Bear" listed on my Etsy page - you will find in it more than 60 explanatory step-by-step pictures to guide you through the making process! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in White, Mustard, Sea Green, Gray; Classic Cotton Thread in Black MATERIALS: C2 - 2.75 mm Hook; B1 - 2.25 mm; Two 6 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle DIMENSION: H. 5” x W. 4” x L. 4” (with skis on) ABBREVIATIONS: stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), back loop only (BLO), front loop only (FLO), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). SNOUT (gray yarn; 2.75 mm hook; work in rows) Row 1: 5 ch, 1 sc inc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 3 sc (4); ch1 and turn Row 2 - 12: sc even (4); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Embroider the NOSE and the MOUTH LINE with black cotton thread. HEAD (white yarn; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6: sc even (40) Rnd 7: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnds 8 - 17: sc even (48) Rnd 18: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36) Rnd 19: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24); DO NOT F/O Sew the SNOUT to the head between rnds # 2-15. Insert the plastic safety eyes between rounds # 10-11, approximately 8 stitches apart. Embroider the EYEBROWS with black cotton thread between rnds # 7-9. Stuff the head. EARS (white yarn; 2.75 mm hook; make two; work in rows) Row 1: 8 sc in a mr; DO NOT close the ring (8); ch1 and turn Row 2: 1 sc inc, 6 sc, 1 sc inc (10); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Sew the ears on the top of the bear’s head between rnds # 5-11. BODY (white, mustard and sea green yarn; 2.75 mm hook) …keep working with the white strand of yarn of the head… Rnd 20: working in FLO, (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnds 21: switch to mustard yarn, working in both loops now, (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 22: switch back to white yarn, sc even (40) Rnd 23: (3 sc with white yarn, 1 sc with sea green yarn) rep around (40) Rnd 24: 1 sc with sea green yarn, (3 sc with sea green yarn, 1 sc with white yarn) rep 9 times, 1 sc with white yarn, 2 sc with sea green yarn (40); keep stuffing the body Rnd 25: working with white yarn only, (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep 5 times (45) Rnd 26: switching to sea green yarn, sc even (45) Rnd 27 - 31: switching to white yarn, sc even (45) Rnd 32: working in BLO, sc even (45) Rnd 33: working in both loops now, sc even (45) Attach mustard yarn to the FLO of the 1st st of rnd #31, sc even (45); F/O mustard yarn, cut and wave in ends. Rnd 34 - 36: sc even (45) Rnd 37: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36) Rnd 38: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (27) Rnd 39: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (18); finish stuffing the body firmly Rnd 40: sc dec around (9); F/O, close the hole and wave in ends. BOOTS AND LEGS (mustard and white yarn; make two; 2.25 mm hook) Join with a sl st and ch 1, unless otherwise instructed. Rnd 1: starting off with mustard yarn, 7 ch, 1 sc inc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 4 sc, 7 hdc into the last ch, keep working on the opposite side of the foundation ch, 4 sc, 1 sc inc into the last ch (19); do not ch 1 Rnd 2: sl st even (19); ch1 and turn Rnd 3: 6 sc, 2 hdc, 3 hdc inc, 2 hdc, 6 sc (22) Rnd 4: 6 sc, 5 hdc dec, 6 sc (17) Rnd 5: 4 sc, 1 sc dec, 1 hdc dec, 1 hdc, 1 hdc dec, 1 sc dec, 4 sc (13) Rnd 6: 5 sc, 2 sc dec, 4 sc (11); do not fasten off the mustard yarn Rnd 7: working into the BLO of rnd # 6, join to white yarn, sc even (11) Rnd 8: working in both loops now, 1 sc dec, 9 sc (10) Rnd 9 - 10: sc even (10); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the legs to the bottom part of the body. Working into the FLO of rnd # 6, crochet 11 hdc with mustard yarn (11); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Stuff the boots and the legs before sewing them on. ARMS (mustard and white yarn; make two; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: starting off with mustard yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (12) Rnd 3 - 4: sc even (12) Rnd 5: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (8); do not F/O mustard yarn Rnd 6: working into the BLO of round # 5, join white yarn, sc even (8) Rnd 7 - 8: sc even (8) Rnd 9: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6) Rnd 10: sc even (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Working into the FLO of rnd # 5, crochet 8 hdc with mustard yarn (8); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Stuff only the mitten part; sew the arms to the side of the body, between rounds # 23-25. I can't wait to see your version of my MIKI THE POLAR BEAR! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Kyle the Crocodile Free Crochet Pattern

    It looks like another cute yarn friend has joined the "Scarf Gang"...his name is Kyle and he's a super friendly and adorable crocodile! I've been having a lot of fun at designing these characters - I love their chubby look, their sweet and sometimes surprised expression and of course their distinctive scarf! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ I made the infinity scarf with the Tunisian technique that allows you to obtain a wonderful knit-like look! Have you ever tried the Tunisian Simple Stitch? Here on the blog you'll find the written instructions on how to work the scarf, but if you are new to this technique you can find many explanatory step-by-step pictures on the PDF version listed on my Etsy page. If you are looking for a video tutorial on how to work with the Tunisian technique, make sure to check this helpful video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th2i-rTGs-k&ab_channel=OneDogWoof ___________________________________________________________________________________________ So are you ready to make your own Kyle the Crocodile?! Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in Sage, Orange; Classic Cotton Thread in Yellow and Black MATERIALS: C2 - 2.75 mm Hook; (Tunisian) Crochet Hook 4 mm; Two 6 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle DIMENSION: H. 5” x W. 4” x L. 6” ABBREVIATIONS: stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), Tunisian simple stitch (TSS), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). BODY (sage yarn; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnds 7 - 13: sc even (48) Rnd 14: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56) Insert the plastic safety eyes between rounds # 9-10, 9 stitches apart. Rnds 15 - 35: sc even (56) Rnd 36: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48) Rnd 37: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40) Rnd 38: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 39: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 40: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing the body firmly Rnd 41: sc dec around (8); F/O, close the hole and wave in ends. Embroider the EYEBROWS with black cotton thread between rnds # 5-8. snout (sage yarn; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: 5 ch, 1 sc inc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 2 sc, 2 sc inc into the last ch, keep working on the opposite side of the foundation chain, 2 sc, 1 sc inc into the last st that already contains 2 scs (12) Rnd 2: 1 sc inc, 4 sc, 2 sc inc, 4 sc, 1 sc inc (16) Rnd 3: 1 sc inc, 6 sc, 2 sc inc, 6 sc, 1 sc inc (20) Rnd 4 - 13: sc even (20); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Stuff the snout firmly. Embroider the NOSTRILS with sage yarn and black cotton thread. Sew the snout to the body between rnds # 10-26. Embroider the zig-zag MOUTH with black and yellow cotton thread. TAIL (sage yarn; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8) Rnd 3 - 4: sc even (8) Rnd 5: 3 sc, 2 sc inc, 3 sc (10) Rnd 6: 1 sc dec, 2 sc, 2 sc inc, 2 sc, 1 sc dec (10) Rnd 7: 1 sc dec, 2 sc, 2 sc inc, 2 sc, 1 sc dec (10); start stuffing the tail Rnd 8: 4 sc, 2 sc inc, 4 sc (12) Rnd 9: 1 sc dec, 3 sc, 2 sc inc, 3 sc, 1 sc dec (12) Rnd 10: 5 sc, 2 sc inc, 5 sc (14) Rnd 11: 6 sc, 2 sc inc, 6 sc (16) Rnd 12: 7 sc, 2 sc inc, 7 sc (18) Rnd 13: 1 sc dec, 6 sc, 2 sc inc, 6 sc, 1 sc dec (18) Rnd 14: 8 sc, 2 sc inc, 8 sc (20) Rnd 15 - 16: 1 sc dec, 7 sc, 2 sc inc, 7 sc, 1 sc dec (20) Rnd 17: 9 sc, 2 sc inc, 9 sc (22); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the tail to the back part of the body, between rnds # 28-36. Stuff the tail firmly. Embroider the horizontal lines on the crocodile’s belly with yellow and black cotton thread. LEGS (orange and sage yarn; make two; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: starting off with orange yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10) Rnd 3 - 6: sc even (10) Rnd 7: switch to sage yarn, sc even (10) Rnd 8: sc even (10); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the legs to the bottom part of the body. Stuff the legs before sewing them on. ARMS (sage yarn; make two; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: 10 sc in a mr (10) Rnd 2 - 3: sc even (10) Rnd 4: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (8) Rnd 5: sc even (8) Rnd 6: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6) Rnd 7 - 9: sc even (6); F/O and leave a long tail. Do not stuff the arms, sew them to the side of the body, between rounds # 21-23. SCARF (orange yarn; 4 mm Tunisian hook) 1. Chain 5 2. Insert your hook into the 2nd ch from your hook, yarn over (wrap the yarn over your hook) and pull the strand of yarn through the first loop on your hook. (This adds one loop onto your hook) 3. Insert your hook into the next chain, yarn over (wrap the yarn over your hook) and pull the strand of yarn through the first loop on your hook. (This adds one loop onto your hook) Repeat steps 3 for each chain across. When you are done you should have 5 loops on your hook. Now let’s finish this row of Tunisian simple stitches by working in the other direction. 4. Yarn over (wrap yarn over your hook), pull the strand of yarn through the first loop on your hook. (There should still be 5 loops on your hook) 5. Yarn over (wrap yarn over your hook), pull the strand of yarn through the next 2 loops on your hook. (There should now be 1 less loop on your hook) Repeat steps 5 until there is only 1 loop left on your hook. 6. Insert your hook between the 2 vertical bars of the 2nd st. Yarn over (wrap yarn over your hook) Pull the strand of yarn through the first loop on your hook (This adds one loop onto your hook). Do the same for each stitch across. When you are done you should have 5 loops on your hook. Rep 3-6 until you reach a total of 90 rows. Once you have completed the last row, ch1, turn and then work one extra row of sc stitches, F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the first and the last rows together. Wrap the infinity scarf around the body. I can't wait to see your version of my KYLE THE CROCODILE! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Theo the Reindeer Free Crochet Pattern

    Hi my fellow crafters! How's your week going? I know, I know...last Tuesday I didn’t share any new projects, but I happened to spend a wonderful week in the upper part of Michigan with my hubby! We finally had a little time off and we couldn’t ask for a better place and weather to spend some days in the nature. Now that my batteries are recharged, I'm ready for new crochet adventures! With the end of summer approaching fast, it's nice to start planning for the next holidays to come! ...and if you are looking for a Fall/Christmas project to work on, today's post may be just right for you! A cute and chubby Reindeer on the same design as Coco the Rabbit and Rudy the Fox! What do you all think? I'm in love with those little antlers! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ I made the infinity scarf with the Tunisian technique that allows you to obtain a wonderful knit-like look! Have you ever tried the Tunisian Simple Stitch? Here on the blog you'll find the written instructions on how to work the scarf, but if you are new to this technique you can find many explanatory step-by-step pictures on the PDF version listed on my Etsy page. If you are looking for a video tutorial on how to work with the Tunisian technique, make sure to check this helpful video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th2i-rTGs-k&ab_channel=OneDogWoof ___________________________________________________________________________________________ So are you ready to make your own Theo the Reindeer?! Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in Rust, White, Sea Green; Classic Cotton Thread in Black MATERIALS: C2 - 2.75 mm Hook (Tunisian) Crochet Hook 4 mm; Two 6 mm Black, Plastic Safety Eyes; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle DIMENSION: H. 6” x W. 4” ABBREVIATIONS: stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), Tunisian simple stitch (TSS), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). BODY (beige yarn; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnds 7 - 11: sc even (48) Rnd 12: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56) Rnds 13 - 18: sc even (56) Insert the plastic safety eyes between rounds # 9-10, 9 stitches apart. Rnd 19: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (64) Rnds 20 - 31: sc even (64); start stuffing the body Rnd 32: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (56) Rnd 33: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48) Rnd 34: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40) Rnd 35: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 36: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 37: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing the body firmly Rnd 38: sc dec around (8); F/O, close the hole and wave in ends. MUZZLE (beige yarn; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: sc inc around (12) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (18) Rnd 4: sc even (18); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Embroider the NOSE and the vertical line with black cotton thread. Sew the muzzle to the body between rnds # 7-12. Stuff it while you sew it to the body. Embroider the EYEBROWS between rounds # 4-7, 7 stitches apart, with black cotton thread . ANTLERS (brown yarn; make two; 2.25 mm hook) Tine #1 Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2 - 4: sc even (6); F/O and cut the yarn. Do not stuff the tine. Tine #2 Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2 - 3: sc even (6); F/O and cut the yarn. Do not stuff the tine. Tine #3 Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2 - 5: sc even (6); F/O and cut the yarn. Do not stuff the tine. Main Horn Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2 - 5: sc even (6) Rnd 6: 3 sc, keep working on tine #1, (1 sc, 2 sc dec, 1 sc), go back working on the main part, 3 sc (10) Rnd 7: 2 sc, 3 sc dec, 2 sc (7) Rnd 8: keep working on tine #2, (1 sc, 2 sc dec, 1 sc), go back working on the main part, 2 sc, 1 dec, 3 sc (10) Rnd 9: 3 sc dec, 4 sc (7) Rnd 10: 4 sc, keep working on tine #3, (1 sc, 2 sc dec, 1 sc), go back working on the main part, 3 sc (11) Rnd 11: 3 sc, 4 sc dec (7) Rnd 12: 1 sc dec, 5 sc (6) Rnd 13: 6 sc (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Do not stuff the antlers. Sew them on the top of the head, between rounds # 2-5. EARS (beige yarn; make two; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (12) Rnd 3 - 4: sc even (12) Rnd 5: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (10) Rnd 6: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (8) Rnd 7: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Embroider the 3 lines on the inner part of the ear with brown yarn. Do not stuff the ears, flatten them instead before sewing them on the top of the head, between rounds # 6-9. LEGS (red and beige yarn; make two; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: starting off with red yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10) Rnd 3 - 6: sc even (10) Rnd 7: switch to beige yarn, sc even (10) Rnd 8: sc even (10); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the legs to the bottom part of the body, between rnds #35-38. Stuff the legs before sewing them on. ARMS (beige yarn; make two; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: 10 sc in a mr (10) Rnd 2 - 3: sc even (10) Rnd 4: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (8) Rnd 5: sc even (8) Rnd 6: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6) Rnd 7 - 9: sc even (6); F/O and leave a long tail. Do not stuff the arms, sew them to the side of the body, between rounds # 19-21. TAIL (beige yarn; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: 5 ch, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 3 sc (4); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the tail to the back part of the body, between rnds # 27-28. SCARF (sea green yarn; 4 mm Tunisian hook) 1. Chain 5 2. Insert your hook into the 2nd ch from your hook, yarn over (wrap the yarn over your hook) and pull the strand of yarn through the first loop on your hook. (This adds one loop onto your hook) 3. Insert your hook into the next chain, yarn over (wrap the yarn over your hook) and pull the strand of yarn through the first loop on your hook. (This adds one loop onto your hook) Repeat steps 3 for each chain across. When you are done you should have 5 loops on your hook. Now let’s finish this row of Tunisian simple stitches by working in the other direction. 4. Yarn over (wrap yarn over your hook), pull the strand of yarn through the first loop on your hook. (There should still be 5 loops on your hook) 5. Yarn over (wrap yarn over your hook), pull the strand of yarn through the next 2 loops on your hook. (There should now be 1 less loop on your hook) Repeat steps 5 until there is only 1 loop left on your hook. 6. Insert your hook between the 2 vertical bars of the 2nd st. Yarn over (wrap yarn over your hook) Pull the strand of yarn through the first loop on your hook (This adds one loop onto your hook). Do the same for each stitch across. When you are done you should have 5 loops on your hook. Rep 3-6 until you reach a total of 90 rows. Once you have completed the last row, ch1, turn and then work one extra row of sc stitches, F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the first and the last rows together. Wrap the infinity scarf around the body. I can't wait to see your version of my THEO THE REINDEER! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Incorporate Textile Into Your Home

    Recently, Redfin, a full-service real estate brokerage, reached out to me, asking if had any advice for homeowners on designing homes with textiles. If you have followed me for a while, you know that I love incorporating crocheted works into my home as decor pieces - as my latest design the "Pumpkin Wreath". Here's my quote in the article: "Add a crocheted piece to your home such as a beautiful and cozy granny square blanket that adds a pop of color to your living room or delicate decorations such as wall hangings, baskets, mobiles, or stuffed toys. You can also try the indoor plant trend by styling your vases with crocheted cotton covers. Lastly, consider personalizing your own outdoor space with hand-stitched projects like cushion covers and rugs made with durable outdoor yarn." – Elisa’s Crochet Here is a little sneak peek into the article...but I strongly suggest you to read all the great tips and advices from all the textile experts!! Original Blog Post: Redfin.com/blog "Incorporating textiles into your home is an easy way to add a touch of elegance to your interior design. More so, unique pieces can introduce color in a way that your home has never seen before and serve as a focal point that guests are sure to ask about. There are many methods of creating textiles from knitting to weaving. However, one thing remains true: textiles are sure to bring beauty to any space. If you are looking to add textiles to your home, we’re here to help. Redfin reached out to experts across North America, from West Chester, PA to Fernie, BC, including us, to give you our best tips. From decorating your walls with a nordic rya rug to having a custom piece created, keep reading to see what we had to say. Check out From Crochet to Macrame: Experts Share the Best Ways to Incorporate Textile Into Your Home."

  • Pumpkin Wreath Free Crochet Pattern

    Despite the Summer sun is still shining above and the sound of cicadas is loud and clear in my backyard, I couldn't resist but working on a new fun Fall project! Pumpkins are one of my favorite subjects and are the perfect addition for any fall inspired home decorations. I wanted to combine the cute crocheted pumpkins with burlap ribbon and flowers, and a twine wreath to get a nice rustic look! ***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the pattern with many step-by-step pictures onEtsyHERE. Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light Yarn (3) in Antique White, Rust, Sage and Brown MATERIALS: 3.5 mm Crochet Hook; 10” x 10” Twine Wreath; 2” wide Burlap; Metal Wire; Hot Glue Gun; Polyester Fiber Filling DIMENSION: 10” x 10” ABBREVIATIONS: stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), decrease (dec), increase (inc), back loop only (BLO), fasten off (F/O), magic ring (mr) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). PUMPKIN (antique white / rust / sage yarn) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnd 7 - 18: sc even (48); start stuffing the pumpkin Rnd 19: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40) Rnd 20: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 21: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 22: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing Rnd 23: sc dec around (8); F/O, close the hole and leave a very long tail of yarn to create the pumpkin bumps. How to create the pumpkin bumps: Insert the needle up through the center and pull it out on the other side, wrap it around the pumpkin back to the bottom, stick the needle back up through the center and pull it tight so that it squeezes the pumpkin. Continue wrapping it around so that you end up with 6 bumps. STEM (brown yarn) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: working in BLO, sc even (8) Rnd 3 - 4: working in both loops now, sc even (8); F/O and leave a long tail to attach the stem on top of the pumpkin. BURLAP FLOWERS Cut a piece of burlap ribbon about 8” in length. Fold in half lengthwise. Angle down the upper corner and glue it to keep it in place. Start rolling the burlap around the center. Keep folding it while rolling and use the hot glue to make it solid. Make 3 or 4 flowers. ASSEMBLING THE WREATH Cut a piece of burlap ribbon about 18” in length. Wrap it loosely around one side of the wreath. Secure the ends to the back part with hot glue. Cut 3 pieces of metal wire about 4” in length. Stick the wire through the bottom of the pumpkin. Then push the wire through the wreath and twist to secure. Hot glue the burlap flowers to the wreath in the preferred position. I can't wait to see your version of my PUMPKIN WREATH! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!

  • Rudy the Fox Free Crochet Pattern

    If you have enjoyed crocheting my cute Coco the Rabbit and Zelda the Zebra, you should not miss the fun project I'll be sharing today. A lovely Fox, named Rudy, is the new character based on the same design...a chubby figure and a nice and soft scarf. I made the infinity scarf with the Tunisian technique that allows you to obtain a wonderful knit-like look! Have you ever tried the Tunisian Simple Stitch? Here on the blog you'll find the written instructions on how to work the scarf, but if you are new to this technique you can find many explanatory step-by-step pictures on the PDF version listed on my Etsy page. If you are looking for a video tutorial on how to work with the Tunisian technique, make sure to check this helpful video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th2i-rTGs-k&ab_channel=OneDogWoof So are you ready to make your own Rudy the Fox?! Here's the FREE pattern! YARN: Light (3) in Rust, White, Sea Green; Classic Cotton Thread in Black MATERIALS: C2 - 2.75 mm Hook (Tunisian) Crochet Hook 4 mm; Two 6 mm Black, Plastic Safety Eyes; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle DIMENSION: H. 6” x W. 4” ABBREVIATIONS: stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), Tunisian simple stitch (TSS), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate Disclosure. Most blog posts on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). BODY (rust and white yarn; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: sc inc around (16) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24) Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32) Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40) Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48) Rnds 7 - 12: sc even (48) Rnd 13: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56) Rnds 14 - 17: sc even (56) Rnd 18: 25 sc, switch to white yarn, 7 sc, switch back to rust yarn, 24 sc (56) Insert the plastic safety eyes between rounds # 9-10, 9 stitches apart. Rnds 19 - 31: rep rnd # 18 (56); start stuffing the body Rnd 32: working with rust yarn only, 56 sc (56) Rnd 33: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48) Rnd 34: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40) Rnd 35: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32) Rnd 36: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24) Rnd 37: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing the body firmly Rnd 38: sc dec around (8); F/O, close the hole and wave in ends. MUZZLE (white yarn; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: 7 sc in a mr (7) Rnd 2: 6 sc, 1 sc inc (8) Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (12) Rnd 4: sc even (12) Rnd 5: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (16) Rnd 6: sc even (16); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Embroider the NOSE and the mouth vertical line with black cotton thread. Sew the muzzle to the body between rnds # 9-15. Stuff it while you sew it to the body. EARS (rust yarn; make two; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8) Rnd 3: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10) Rnd 4: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (12) Rnd 5 - 6: sc even (12); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Embroider the lines on the inner part of the ear with white yarn and black cotton thread. Do not stuff the ears, flatten them instead before sewing them on the top of the head, between rounds # 3-8. LEGS (sea green and rust yarn; make two; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: starting off with sea green yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8) Rnd 2: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10) Rnd 3 - 6: sc even (10) Rnd 7: switch to rust yarn, sc even (10) Rnd 8: sc even (10); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the legs to the bottom part of the body, between rnds #35-38. Stuff the legs before sewing them on. ARMS (rust yarn; make two; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: 10 sc in a mr (10) Rnd 2 - 3: sc even (10) Rnd 4: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (8) Rnd 5: sc even (8) Rnd 6: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6) Rnd 7 - 9: sc even (6); F/O and leave a long tail. Do not stuff the arms, sew them to the side of the body, between rounds # 19-21. TAIL (white and rust yarn; 2.75 mm hook) Rnd 1: starting off with white yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6) Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8) Rnd 3: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10) Rnd 4: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (12) Rnd 5: switch to rust yarn, (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (14) Rnd 6 - 8: sc even (14); start stuffing the tail Rnd 9: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (12) Rnd 10 - 11: sc even (12) Rnd 12: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (10) Rnd 13: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (8); finish stuffing the tail Rnd 14: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6) Rnd 15: sc even (16); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the tail to the back part of the body, between rnds # 27-29. SCARF (sea green yarn; 4 mm Tunisian hook) 1. Chain 5 2. Insert your hook into the 2nd ch from your hook, yarn over (wrap the yarn over your hook) and pull the strand of yarn through the first loop on your hook. (This adds one loop onto your hook) 3. Insert your hook into the next chain, yarn over (wrap the yarn over your hook) and pull the strand of yarn through the first loop on your hook. (This adds one loop onto your hook) Repeat steps 3 for each chain across. When you are done you should have 5 loops on your hook. Now let’s finish this row of Tunisian simple stitches by working in the other direction. 4. Yarn over (wrap yarn over your hook), pull the strand of yarn through the first loop on your hook. (There should still be 5 loops on your hook) 5. Yarn over (wrap yarn over your hook), pull the strand of yarn through the next 2 loops on your hook. (There should now be 1 less loop on your hook) Repeat steps 5 until there is only 1 loop left on your hook. 6. Insert your hook between the 2 vertical bars of the 2nd st. Yarn over (wrap yarn over your hook) Pull the strand of yarn through the first loop on your hook (This adds one loop onto your hook). Do the same for each stitch across. When you are done you should have 5 loops on your hook. Rep 3-6 until you reach a total of 90 rows. Once you have completed the last row, ch1, turn and then work one extra row of sc stitches, F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the first and the last rows together. Wrap the infinity scarf around the body. I can't wait to see your version of my RUDY THE FOX! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! Elisa This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!