Search Results

158 items found

Blog Posts (151)

  • "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!

View All