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Baby Bumps Blanket Crochet Pattern

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This Baby Bumps Crochet Blanket is the perfect gift for a baby shower or for a baby’s first Christmas. #crochetbabyblanket #crochetblanket #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict

Baby Bumps Blanket Crochet Pattern

This beautiful little baby blanket is the perfect gift for a baby shower or a baby’s first Christmas.  

Whatever you make this for, a baby will love the fun texture of the baby bumps crochet blanket.  It’s perfect for little hands.

It gets most of this texture from a series of double crochets but the color really sets the stitchwork off. The baby blanket is working in a series of 5 colors ranging from pink to blue to creams and greys.

All the shades are a 100% wool yarn called Cascade 128 Superwash. It’s machine washable and crochets up quickly. It’s also incredibly soft which is perfect for sensitive baby skin.

I think this would make a thoughtful gift for a new mother. Or bring it with you to the hospital the day the new baby arrives! I still remember my first baby blanket. They’re special keepsakes and this would be such a treasure to gift to someone in your life too.

You can pick up a crochet kit with all 5 shades of yarn and a digital pdf pattern here. It has everything you need to stitch this up in time for the holidays.

This Baby Bumps Crochet Blanket is the perfect gift for a baby shower or for a baby’s first Christmas. #crochetbabyblanket #crochetblanket #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict

 

NOTES:

Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

    • Hook: U.S. N/10.0mm

 

    • Bulky Yarn – 780 yds. Cascade 128 Superwash in 5 complimentary colors. Used in these photos – 2 x White (0871), 1 x Summer Sky Heather (1910), 1 x Tutu (1963), 1 x Silver (1946), 1 x Charcoal (0900)

 

  • Darning Needle & Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

    • st = stitch

 

    • sk = skip

 

    • ch = chain

 

    • sc = single crochet

 

  • dc = double crochet

FINISHED SIZE: 28” wide x 30” long

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Pattern

With color A chain 82

ROW 1: Sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each remaining chain until you reach the end of the row. Ch2, turn.

ROW 2: 3dc into the stitch at the base of the chain, *sk the next 3sc, (sc, 3dc) in the next sc; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, sk 3 sc, sc in the last sc; ch2, turn.

ROW 3: 3dc into the stitch at the base of the chain, *sk the next 3dc, (sc, 3dc) in the next sc; repeat from * to the last stitch of the row, sc in the 2nd ch of turning chain-2; ch2, turn.

REPEAT Row 3 for rest of pattern

Color Changes:

    • Row 1 – 5: Color A

 

    • Row 6 – 7: Color B

 

    • Row 8 – 9: Color C

 

    • Row 10 – 11: Color D

 

    • Row 12 – 13: Color E

 

  • Row 14 – 17: Color A

Repeat color change pattern above 3 more times for a total or 53 rows.

Finishing:

Add the desired amount of fringe to both ends of the blanket.

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This Baby Bumps blanket is so squishy and soft. The thick texture and fun colors make it perfect for a newborn. And it even has fun little tassels attached which they’ll love to play with and hold onto.

 

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Snowflake Present Sack Crochet Pattern

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The Snowflake Present Sack is a creative and fun project for the holidays. #crochetbag #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict

Snowflake Present Sack Crochet Pattern

The holidays are almost here and if you’re like me, you always go the extra mile when it comes to crochet for those you love. The Snowflake Present Sack is a creative and fun project for the holidays.

This Santa sack is perfect to take with you to a relatives house this season. Just pile in all your thoughtful gifts and go.  It’s a great way to have everything in one place so you don’t leave any presents behind.

Or make one as a personalized gift bag. It’s like a second present for the one you love and it’s reusable.

Each Christmas sack is crocheted using the half double crochet stitch with the decorative tapestry stitch to achieve the snowflake design. It has a chain stitch cord with mini pom poms to tie the sacks closed too.

The best part is how soft these bags are.  They’re made out of Plymouth Encore Worsted yarn. It’s a 3 ply acrylic wool blend. So it’s strong enough to hold your presents and soft to the touch.

I made mine using the special crochet kit from Makerdrop. Each kit has 4 skeins of teal topaz yarn and 2 skeins of white yarn. And the kit comes with a digital pdf pattern to walk you through how to crochet this bag.  

If you want to make the holidays really special this year, pick up a kit here and make this unique present sack today.

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SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

MATERIALS:

Hook: I/9/5.5mm

Yarn: Encore worsted weight yarn. Get The Kit Here. 

Teal Topaz- 600 yds

White- 200 yds

Tools: Scissors, tapestry needle

ABBREVIATIONS:

st = stitch

ch = chain

Sl st = slip stitch

sc=single crochet

ws= waistcoat stitch

hdc=half double crochet

dc=double crochet

mc=magic circle

sk=skip stitch

sp=space

SPECIAL STITCHES

Waistcoat stitch (ws): Work a sc, but insert hook through the V formed by the legs of the st below instead of through the top two loops.

SPECIAL INFORMATION: The snowflake motif portion of the pattern is worked in a waistcoat stitch, but can also be worked in a regular single crochet. This motif is worked in 20 st repeats, for 5 repeats of the snowflake motif. The chart is read from right to left for each round.

Finish each waistcoat st in the color for the next st. To change from white to teal: with white on hook, insert hook, yarn over, pull up a loop, drop white, yarn over with teal, pull teal through both loops on hook.

FINISHED SIZE: 26” long, 15” wide

Gauge: 10 sts = 3 inches

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PATTERN:

Foundation Rnd: Ch 46 with teal topaz, make 3 hdc in the first ch. Hdc into each ch, across to last ch, 3 hdc in the last ch. Working down the opposite side of the ch, hdc into each ch, sl st to join in first st. 96 hdc

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 2 hdc in the first st. 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st. Hdc in each of next 45 sts. 2 hdc in the next, 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st. Hdc in each remaining st around, sl st to join in first st. 100 hdc

Rnds 2-24: Ch 1, hdc in each st around.

Rnd 25: With white, ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnds 26-32: Ch 1, ws in each st around.

For Rnds 33-48, ch 1 and work in waistcoat st around following either written directions or chart for color changes.

Rnd 33 (First rnd of chart): With white, ch 1, waistcoat st in the 1st st and each of the next 4 sts. *with teal make 1 ws, with white make 8 ws, with teal make 1 ws**, with white make 10 ws ; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, with white make 5 ws.

Rnd 34: Ch 1, *make 5 ws in white, make 2 ws in teal, make 6 ws in white, make 2 ws in teal, make 5 ws in white, repeat from * around.

Rnd 35: Ch 1, *make 5 ws in white, make 3 ws in teal, make 4 ws in white, make 3 ws in teal, make 5 ws in white, repeat from * around.

Rnd 36: Ch 1, *make 2 ws in white, make 7 ws in teal, make 2 ws in white, make 7 ws in teal, make 2 ws in white, repeat from * around.

Rnd 37: Ch 1, *make 3 ws in white,  make 6 ws in teal, make 2 ws in white, make 6 ws in teal, make 3 ws in white, repeat from * around.

Rnds 38 & 39: Ch 1, *make 4 ws in white,  make 5 ws in teal, make 2 ws in white, make 5 ws in teal, make 4 ws in white, repeat from * around

Rnds 40 & 41: Ch 1, *make 9 ws in white, make 2 ws in teal, make 9 ws in white, repeat from * around.

Rnd 42: Repeat rnd 38.

Rnds 43 & 44:  Repeat rnd 37.

Rnd 45: Repeat rnd 36.

Rnd 46: Repeat rnd 35.

Rnd 47: Repeat rnd 34.

Rnd 48:  Repeat rnd 33.

Fasten off teal and weave in teal ends.

Rnds 49-55: With white, ch 1, ws in each st around.

Rows 56-75: With teal, ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around. Fasten off after last row and weave in all ends.

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Finishing Touches:

Ch 175,  sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each st across. Fasten off. Thread both tails (on the same side of work) through a tapestry needle, and thread through the top of the bag, about 5 rows from the top. Weave in ends.

Pom Poms (make 2)

Wrap the white yarn around 2 fingers about 150 times, then take another length of yarn and tie it around the center of yarn, between the fingers. Slide yarn off of fingers and tighten the knot around the center of the pom pom. Tie very tightly, double knotting the yarn. Cut the wrapped ends free, and trim and fluff as needed to get the desired shape. Use the long tails to attach one pom to each end of the tie chain, then thread the tails back into the pom pom and trim to blend.

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These Santa Sacks are the perfect touch to any holiday. They’re soft and durable and can hold all of your thoughtful gifts for others. Or stitch one up and fill it with stocking stuffers. Whatever you do, this little sack will be a blast to make and bring joy to those you love.

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Halloween Cat Beanie Crochet Pattern

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Halloween Cat Beanie Crochet Pattern

Halloween Cat Beanie Crochet Pattern

It’s spooky season and there are so many ways to have fun. If you’re looking for a creative and simple project for your child, check out the Halloween Cat Beanie!

This beanie is so cute. It’s got two little cat ears stitched into the top of the beanie. The bottom of the beanie is trimmed in a decorative ribbed stitch while the rest is worked in a simple single crochet.

This is an easy and fast project that’s lots of fun to make and even more fun to wear. Plus the yarn is super soft because it’s a silk wool blend! The Berroco Ginkgo is warm enough for those October nights but soft enough for sensitive skin.

It’s so easy to get your hands on this yarn with the crochet kit I put together. It comes with 2 skeins of the black silk/wool yarn and a copy of the digital pattern. Pick one up and start the spooky season off right!

Halloween Cat Beanie Crochet Pattern

 

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

MATERIALS:

Hook: H/8/5mm

Yarn: 2 balls of Berroco Ginkgo Worsted Yarn in Color 9634. Get this yarn and the digital pattern in the Halloween Cat Beanie Crochet Kit we put together here

Tools: Tapestry needle

ABBREVIATIONS:

st = stitch

ch = chain

sl = slip stitch

yosl= yarn over slip stitch

hdc=half double crochet

SPECIAL STITCHES:

Yarn over slip stitch (Yosl): yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull through all loops on hook

FINISHED SIZE: 9” tall, 20.5” circumference unstretched (will stetch to fit up to a 23” circumference)

Gauge: 14 hdc rows x 16 hdc = 4”

Halloween Cat Beanie Crochet Pattern

PATTERN:

Ch 41.

Row 1: Hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in the next 31 chs, yosl in each of the last 8 sts, keeping the last st snug. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, yosl in the first 8 sts, hdc in each of the next 32 sts. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in the first st and in each of the next 31 sts, yosl in each of the last 8 sts, keeping the last st snug. Turn

Rows 4-72: Repeat rows 2 & 3. After last row, fasten off leaving a 28” tail.

Finishing & Assembly:

Fold the hat in half, so that the ribbed yosl portion is lined up. Whip st up the side, and across the top. Weave in ends, and turn hat right side out. Take an 18” length of yarn, and weave in diagonally, starting 3” down from the top corner, working to 3” in from top corner, forming a cat ear effect. Pull to desired tension, and securely weave in ends. Repeat on the other corner.

Halloween Cat Beanie Crochet Pattern

This hat is so fun and the perfect project to get you in the Halloween spirit! Your child will have the best time wearing their Cat Beanie and you’ll know they are warm thanks to the wool yarn it’s made out of. Grab a kit and start making this creative hat for your little one.

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Geometric Basket Crochet Pattern

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You can store lots of stuff in this creative and durable Geometric Crochet Basket. #crochetbasket #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict

Geometric Basket Crochet Pattern

So, if you’re anything like me, your space is overflowing with yarn. It’s everywhere. Well, what better place to store your yarn than in a basket made of yarn?!

That’s exactly what the Geometric Crochet Basket is. You can store lots of stuff in this creative and durable basket. But my personal favorite is to put it next to my workstation, overflowing with my yarn haul. I also love that you can use this to tote around all your gear as well, perfect for coming and going to yoga class.

It’s got a stylish chevron pattern that will fit into any home’s decor, and it’s got handles for easy transport. Make a laundry bin for your granddaughter headed to college. Or make a stylish basket for neat storage in a small space. This basket will hold up to whatever you need it to be.

It’s made from a bulky Plymouth Encore Mega Yarn. It has extra cushion and softness, and this yarn is THICK. It’s an acrylic wool blend, so you know it’s durable.  

If you want to get your hands on this plushy yarn, check out the super easy crochet kit I put together. It’s got everything you need. All the Plymouth yarn required and a step by step digital PDF pattern.

This can be a super fast and practical project for you to work on, and the kit makes it that much easier. Get one today and see for yourself!

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SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner

MATERIALS:

Hook: 8mm

Yarn: 3 skeins of Plymouth Encore Mega in Bright White, 2 skeins of Plymouth Encore Mega in Light Grey, 3 skeins of Plymouth Encore Mega in Dahlia. Get this yarn and the digital pattern in the Geometric Basket Kit we put together here.  

Tools: Scissors, tapestry needle, french knitter (optional)

ABBREVIATIONS:

st = stitch

ch = chain

sl = slip stitch

sc=single crochet

hdc=half double crochet

dc=double crochet

mc=magic circle

sk=skip stitch

sp=space

SPECIAL INFORMATION: add any stitch details here OR if gauge is important add info.

FINISHED SIZE: 13″ wide, 17″ tall, handles are 5″ long

Gauge: First 2 rounds = 2 ½”

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PATTERN:

Mc (dahlia), 8 sc

Rnd 1: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st, and into each st around (16 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next st, make 2 sc in the next st* (24 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 2 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (32 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 3 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (40 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 4 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (48 sc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 5 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (56 sc)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 6 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (64 sc)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 7 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (72 sc)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 8 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (80 sc)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 9 st, make 2 sc in the next st*  (88 sc)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 10 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (96 sc)

Rnd 12: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 11 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (104 sc)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, make 2 sc into the first st *sc into the next 12 st, make 2 sc in the next st* (110 sc)

Rnd 14-22: Ch 1, sc in each st around

Join light grey yarn in and carry along

Row 23: Ch 1 and make a sc into the first 4 st. In the 5th st, begin sc with dahlia yarn (push hook thru st, yo pull up a loop), but finish (yo pull through both loops) with light grey. Begin the next sc with light grey, but finish with dahlia. *sc with dahlia in the next 9 st. On the last dahlia sc, finish st with light grey. Begin next st with light grey, and finish with dahlia* Make a sc into each of the remaining 4 st, sl st to join

Row 24: Ch 1, sc in the first st. Sc into each of the next 3 st, switching to light grey on the last st. Make 3 sc in light grey, switching back to dahlia on the last st. * Make a sc into each of the next 7 st, switching to light grey on the last st. Make 3 sc in light grey, switching back to dahlia on the last st.*  Make a sc into each of the remaining 3 st, sl to join.

Row 25: Ch 1, sc in the first st. Sc into each of the next 2 st, switching to light grey on the last st. Make 5 sc in light grey, switching back to dahlia on the last st. * Make a sc into each of the next 5 st, switching to light grey on the last st. Make 5 sc in light grey, switching back to dahlia on the last st.*  Make a sc into each of the remaining 2 st, sl to join.

Row 26: Ch 1, sc in the first st. Sc into the next st, switching to light grey on the last st. Make 7 sc in light grey, switching back to dahlia on the last st. * Make a sc into each of the next 3 st, switching to light grey on the last st. Make 5 sc in light grey, switching back to dahlia on the last st.*  Make a sc into each of the remaining 2 st, sl to join.

Row 27: Ch 1, sc in the first st. Sc into each of the next 2 st, switching to light grey on the last st. Make 5 sc in light grey, switching back to dahlia on the last st. * Make a sc into each of the next 5 st, switching to light grey on the last st. Make 5 sc in light grey, switching back to dahlia on the last st.*  Make a sc into each of the remaining 2 st, sl to join.

Row 28: Ch 1, begin sc in dahlia, finish in light grey.  Make 9 sc in light grey, switching back to dahlia on the last st. *begin the sc in dahlia, ending in light grey. Make 9 sc in light grey* sl to join in light grey.

Rows 29-33 (Light Grey): Ch 1, sc into each st around.

Join white yarn in and carry along

Row 29: Ch 1 and make a sc into the first 4 st. In the 5th st, begin sc with grey yarn (push hook thru st, yo pull up a loop), but finish (yo pull through both loops) with white. Begin the next sc with white, but finish with grey. *sc with grey in the next 9 st. On the last sc, finish st with white. Begin next st with white, and finish with grey* Make a sc into each of the remaining 4 st, sl st to join

Row 30: Ch 1, sc in the first st. Sc into each of the next 3 st, switching to white on the last st. Make 3 sc in white, switching back to grey on the last st. * Make a sc into each of the next 7 st, switching to white on the last st. Make 3 sc in white, switching back to grey on the last st.*  Make a sc into each of the remaining 3 st, sl to join.

Row 31: Ch 1, sc in the first st. Sc into each of the next 2 st, switching to white on the last st. Make 5 sc in white, switching back to grey on the last st. * Make a sc into each of the next 5 st, switching to white on the last st. Make 5 sc in white, switching back to grey on the last st.*  Make a sc into each of the remaining 2 st, sl to join.

Row 32: Ch 1, sc in the first st. Sc into the next st, switching to white on the last st. Make 7 sc in white, switching back to grey on the last st. * Make a sc into each of the next 3 st, switching to white on the last st. Make 5 sc in white, switching back to grey on the last st.*  Make a sc into each of the remaining 2 st, sl to join.

Row 33: Ch 1, sc in the first st. Sc into each of the next 2 st, switching to white on the last st. Make 5 sc in white, switching back to grey on the last st. * Make a sc into each of the next 5 st, switching to white on the last st. Make 5 sc in white, switching back to grey on the last st.*  Make a sc into each of the remaining 2 st, sl to join.

Row 33: Ch 1, begin sc in grey, finish in white.  Make 9 sc in white, switching back to grey on the last st. *begin the sc in grey, ending in white. Make 9 sc in white*

Row 34-47 (white): Ch 1, sc in each st around. Sl to join.

Finishing and Assembly:

If not using a french knitter, make an I cord about 5″ or 12 rows long. To make an I cord, ch 3, and slip first 2 loops of the hook, holding them so they don’t unravel. Yo, and pull through remaining loop. Put the second loop back on the hook, yo and pull through. Repeat for 3rd loop. This finishes the first row, repeat for 12 rows. Be sure to leave a 7-8″ long tail on either side for attaching to basket.

Attach handles by whip st in place 4 rows from the top, and with 10-12 st between each side of the handle. Once first handle is attached, fold basket in half and mark out the placement for the second handle. Whip st in place, and weave in all ends securely.

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This project is so versatile and will fit into anyone’s home. Try making it for yourself or a loved one. It can be so easy. Just grab your kit here and get started!

Bet you can’t make just one…

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