Super Simple Crochet Bow Pattern

Super Simple Crochet Bow Pattern

Super Simple Crochet Bow Pattern

Sometimes we just need to sit down and make a few simple crochet creations, right? I’ve always messed around making different kinds of crochet bows, but always struggled to find the perfect bow to use for crochet projects. I FINALLY found the perfect bow pattern. It holds it’s shape and it’s easy! What else could you want, right?  This super simple little bow pattern literally takes only a minute or two to whip up. They’re perfect to put on clips, headbands, hats and more! As you can see, I got a little carried away making even a few right here. These little bows look amazing in a multi-colored yarn once they’re worked up. Well, I hope you all like this little and simple pattern. Now let’s get into this adorable bow 🙂

* You may sell finished products from this pattern, but please make sure you link back to my blog in order to give myself proper credit. Please be considerate and not copy this pattern as your own.

Super Simple Crochet Bow Pattern

Materials needed:
Yarn –  Any worst weighted or (4) yarn. (Feel free to use a different weight yarn, and use the crochet hook needed for that size on the yarns label.)
Size H 5mm crochet hook.
Yarn needle to weave in ends.
Optional: Stitch counter.

Abbreviations used:
Ch-Chain
St-Stitch
Hdc-Half Double Crochet
Sl St-Slip Stitch

Pattern:

Foundation: Ch. 14, turn your work.
Row 1: Start in the 2nd Ch from hook and Hdc in the remaining 12 stitches, turn work.
Row 2-6: *Ch 2, Hdc in all 12 stitches across* then turn your work. Repeat from *  for rows 2-6, then fasten off.
Center of the bow: Ch 7, then wrap this around the center of the bow. Sl St the two ends together around the bow. Make sure to leave a long tail if you plan on sewing your bow onto another project of yours!

That’s all there is to it! 🙂 Enjoy your little bow creations, and I hope you have fun finding little places or projects for this simple pattern!

Simple Crochet Bow Pattern from TCWL

FREE Lace Fringe Infinity Scarf Pattern

FREE Lace Infinity Fringe Scarf Pattern

FREE Lace Fringe Infinity Scarf Pattern

As I’m sitting down here with my warm cup of coffee, I’m wearing this ever-so-soft scarf as I type. This scarf works up VERY quick and as usual, one uses one skein of yarn 🙂 It’s a great scarf to whip up as your catching up on your evening TV shows or waiting for the kids for school, since it doesn’t take much thought once you get going. (If you’re like me, I tend to get distracted very easily! 😛 )

This scarf uses a plain trellis stitch through out. Which gives the scarf a nice open and lace look to it. If you haven’t done a plain trellis stitch before, head over and watch this video from New Stitch a Day. They do an amazing job with slowly explaining each step of achieving a plain trellis stitch. Check out the video here.

Now, let’s get on to the pattern! 🙂

Lace Fringe Infinity Scarf

* You may sell finished products from this pattern, but please make sure you link back to my blog in order to give myself proper credit. Please be considerate and not copy this pattern as your own.

Free Lace Fringe Infinity Scarf Pattern

Level: Beginner

Materials needed:
Yarn – (One Skein) Big Twist Premium Chunky Yarn in “Seabreeze” or and (5) yarn.
Size K 6.5mm crochet hook.
Yarn needle to weave in ends.
Tape measure.
Optional: Stitch counter.

Abbreviations used:
Ch-Chain
St-Stitch
Sk-Skip
SC-Single Crochet
Sl St-Slip Stitch

Pattern:

Foundation: Ch 27 +3, SC in the 2nd Ch from your hook. Continue to SC in each Ch across, turn
Row 1: Create your first set of trellis stitches. *Ch 5, Sk 3Ch, 1SC in the next Ch*. Repeat * then turn your work.
Row 2: *Ch 5, then SC in the next 5 Ch arch*. Repeat * until the end. Turn your work.
Row 3-54: Repeat row 2 until your infinity scarf is a comfortable length that wraps around your neck twice.

At this point, feel free to add a few rows or take away some if you feel like you don’t want your scarf to be as long. For a kids version, simply take away some rows, to where it will comfortably fit them! 🙂

Row 55: Join the two ends of the scarf together by creating 5 Sl Sts in each arch. Then Sl St 3 in the last and smaller arch.
Row 56: From where you finished joining the two ends, Ch 1 and then SC in each St around the outside of the scarf. This will create a finished edge to your scarf.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.

Making the fringe: Now on the side opposite from where you added the SC edge, we are going to add some fun fringe! To do this, simply cut two 8in yarn strands for every other stitch/arch around. You should have 27 sets of fringe around the outside of your scarf, (give or take a few if you added or subtracted a few rows back in row 54).

Lastly, tie the fringe around the edge in every other stitch/arch. Do this by folding the 8in yarn pieces in half, and loping the ends through.

Now you’re all done! You have another lace and lightweight scarf to style and wear this Summer! Don’t forget to follow me on my social media escapades listed in the side bar and I will see you all next time!

Let me know how you liked this pattern, and what your favorite thing is to crochet during the warm Summer months! 🙂

 

FREE Crochet Palm Tree Applique Pattern

Palm Tree Applique Pattern

Free Palm Tree Applique Pattern

Hello there and welcome back! With the Summer months upon us, I’ve really been inspired to make things that can be useful in summer. I know I’m not the only one who finds it hard to want to crochet a blanket when it’s nearing 80+ degrees outside 🙂 Which inspired me to create a simple palm tree applique pattern. Up on my Etsy shop, I made a pineapple reusable coffee sleeve and it was a HUGE hit. (Shop TCWL Boutique on Etsy by clicking the header above 🙂 ) I really wanted to add to the tropical theme and couldn’t find a small and simple palm tree applique anywhere. Therefore this simple applique was born! You don’t need much yarn, and it whips up in just a few minutes. So if you’re ready, let’s get into this adorable and simple applique!

Free Palm Tree Applique Pattern

Level: Beginner

Materials needed:
Yarn – Green and brown worst weighted or any size (4) yarn.
Size I 5.5mm crochet hook.
Yarn needle to weave in ends.

Abbreviations used:
Ch-Chain
St-Stitch
Sk-Skip
Hdc-Half-Double Crochet
SC-Single Crochet
Sl St-Slip Stitch

Pattern:

Base of the palm tree-

Foundation: Starting out with the brown yarn, Ch. 10. Turn your work and Ch 1.
Row 1: Hdc 4, Sk 1 St, Hdc 1, Sk 1 St then Hdc in the last 2 Sts. Turn your work and Ch 1.
Row 2: SC in all 8 stitches across.

The base of your palm tree is already done. Here’s what it should look like:
Palm Tree Step One

Now onto the palm leaves:

Switch to your green yarn now. Ch 8 and SC in each stitch. Then Sl St to the base and where you started from. Do this three more times, to have a total of 4 palm leaves.

Palm Tree Step Two

*Optional: Making the coconuts for the palm tree.
Simply Ch 4, then Sl St together. Giving you a small circle. Leave long yarn tails so you can easily attach them to your palm tree.

Palm Tree Step Three

That’s it and you’re done! I told you it was simple and quick! 🙂 Now simply apply it to a crochet blanket, coffee cozy (like I have pictured below), hat, card or anything you can think of! I hope you enjoyed this tropical applique as much as I did. 

Palm Tree Finished Project

Top 10 Crochet Tools You Need To Feel Like A Pro

Top Crochet Tools

When I first started my crochet journey, I was overwhelmed with all the different little plastic rings, needles and hooks down the crocheting aisle. I wish there was someone who could tell me what tools I needed from the beginning, and what worked the best. Being a self-taught crocheter, I had to figure it out for myself. Now after two years, I think I’ve tried every crochet gadget there is and now I’m here to share with you the top 10 must haves if you want to venture into crocheting. (Some may surprise you!)

  1. 1. A place for all your crochet hooks. You may be thinking now, “why, I won’t have THAT many hooks!” Well.. you will be pleasantly surprised at how many crochet hooks you will accumulate as you crochet addiction grows. You’ll start to find hooks that went missing under the couch cushions, in the bottom of your purse or in your skein of yarn. With crochet hooks being fairly inexpensive for the aluminium ones, you’ll find it’s hand to keep a few of each size hook on hand. With all that being said, I like to use a car to keep in my craft room/office. That way it’s easy to see what hook I’ll need for my next project. And when I take my projects with me, I like to use a little zip pouch to keep my hooks in.

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2. A stitch counter. Stitch counters are a lifesaver! They’re perfect for all the times when you think you’ve lost track of what row you’re currently working on. You can grab on for less than $7 on Amazon, get it here. It’s simple and gets the job done.

3. Bobby pins. Yes, that’s right bobby pins for crocheting. I’ve learned over the past years that these little guys are great to help keep your work together. (Especially when sewing together granny squares!) They’re cheap and you probably already have them all over your house. They make a great stitch marker, too!

4. A ‘Crochet Pocket Guide’. This is great for looking up stitches when a pattern calls for one you can’t remember. It’s also great if you are a self-taught crocheter like myself. The diagrams inside are easy to follow and go step-by-step.  It’s a brochure style so it’s light weight to carry with you if you’re taking your current project on the go with you. I picked up this one from Amazon a couple years ago, and for under $5 you can’t beat the price!

5. A binder. This may sound like a silly one as well, but if you’re going to be on the hunt for free patterns across the web and Pinterest, I promise you it’s so worth it to have. You essentially make your own pattern book! Just make sure you get the clear inserts to keep the printables patterns in and you’re golden. I myself, have two of my own pattern books and it’s SO nice to be able to go back and easily know where I can find a pattern. (Another promise, it’s a ton better then hunting on your Pinterest board for a pattern you remember seeing last week!)

6. Plastic or metal yarn needles. Some people have a preference between metal or plastic needles to weave in the ends of their works, but either will work. These are a key essential because remember don’t knot the ends of your work! You risk the knots coming undone and losing your project 🙁 These are my favorite yarn needles currently, they’ve held up and never broke on me. You can get a pack of two on Amazon! Get my favorite plastic yarn needles here.

7. A tiny pair of scissors. You have no idea how many times my husband has wanted to kill me for taking the kitchen scissors to use for my crochet addiction. That’s why a tiny pair of scissors are a must. They can go with you in your yarn bag, and will always be handy for when you need ’em! You can find these at any local craft shop, usually down the sewing aisle.

9. A designated yarn bag and yarn notebook! I love my yarn bag I have from YarnMamas! It’s my own little place to keep all my current projects in, that I can take easily with me to work so I can crochet through out the day when there’s time. If you’re interested in your own bag check them out at https://yarnmamas.com/collections/totes/.  I also recommend in your yarn bag that you keep a little notebook. That way you can keep notes about how to do a certain stitch, notes about a new pattern, write your own pattern or a list of patterns you want to try next. You’ll feel SO organized when you have your own spot for your crochet notes. I got my adorable and sleek crochet notebook from Joann Fabrics (extra bonus that it was on sale for $2.97! 🙂 )

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Last but not least..

10. Stitch markers! You can go pick up a pack of about 20 plastic ones from any local craft or yarn store, but I would highly recommend to check out Etsy for more personalized stitch markers! When I was searching around earlier, I found these ones from the shop needleclicksEtc. They’re adorable! It’s always fun to find some that are your style and taste. Makes crocheting just that more fun and relaxing. 🙂

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Well my crochet lovers, those are my go-to’s when it comes to crocheting! I hope you could take away a few good tips from this post and add a few more useful crochet tools to your collection of goodies. Let me know what your go-to crochet tool is! 🙂

Don’t forget to follow me on my social media escapades, found on the sidebar to the right or shop the TCWL Boutique at the link above!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

FREE Puff Stitch Coral & Floral Headband Pattern

Floral Headband Cover Page

FREE Puff Stitch Coral & Floral Headband Pattern

Puff stitches are so very easy to do once you get the hang of it! I really love creating patterns around this unique-looking stitch lately, maybe you could tell from my previous pattern. (To view my previous puff stitch cowl pattern click here, where I show you how to create a puff stitch that will also be used with this pattern!) This pattern is for an adult size headband, but if you’d like to make one for your little, just measure their head with a measuring tape and adjust the foundation chain to fit that length. Easy-peasy! There are two parts to this pattern, one for the headband portion, and one for the simple crochet flower. Feel free to add a bow, button or anything else as well in place of the flower, all would look wonderful!
Now let’s get started!

Once again, I’m back at it using my favorite brand of yarn lately! That’s right, I’m using two skeins total of Big Twist Premium (4) Yarns. One  in “Premium Salmon” and one in “Premium Sixties Stripes”. Feel free to use any color combinations you’d like or any worst-weight or (4) yarn.
Yarn For Headband

 * You may sell finished products from this pattern, but please make sure you link back to my blog in order to give myself proper credit. Please be considerate and not copy this pattern as your own. 

FREE Puff Stitch Coral & Floral Headband Pattern

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Materials needed:
Yarn – (One Skein) Big Twist Premium Yarn in “Premium Salmon” and one skein in “Premium Sixties Stripes”.
Size I 5.5mm crochet hook.
Yarn needle to weave in ends.
Tape measure.
Optional: Stitch counter.

Abbreviations used:
Ch-Chain
DC-Double Crochet
FDC-Front Double Crochet
BDC-Back Double Crochet
St-Stitch
Sk-Skip
PfSt-Puff Stitch
SC-Single Crochet
Sl St-Slip Stitch

Pattern:

Foundation: Ch 60 then Sl St to the first chain. (Note: Be sure to measure your head with a tape measure before hand so you know how many chains to make in your foundation.
Row 1: Ch 1, then SC in each St around. Sl St to the first St then turn your work.
Row 2: Ch 2, then Sk the next St after the Ch 2. *PfSt Ch 1, Sk 1 Ch* Repeat * around then Sl St to the first St, turn your work.
Row 3-7: Ch 2, then Sk the next St after the Ch 2. *Pf St Ch 1* in the spaces of the previous rows’ Ch 1 space. Repeat * around, then Sl St to the first St, turn your work.
Floral Headband Step 1
Row 8: Ch 1, then SC in each St across. Sl St together. Weave in ends. (Optional: Sl St along the top edge after Row 8.)

Simple Crochet Flower Pattern

Foundation: Ch 6, then Sl St together.
Row 1: Ch 2 then DC 12, starting in the middle of the Ch 6, all the way around. Sl St to the first DC.

Here’s what that completed should be looking like:
Flower Step 2
Row 2: Working in only the front loops of the double crochets, *Sl St, Ch 2, 2 DC, Ch 2, Sl St then Sl St to the next FDC* all in the first front loop of the previous rows’ first double crochet. Repeat * in all 12 DC’s across and Sl St the last petal to the first petal’s Sl St.

Here’s what you should be working with:
Flwoer Step 3
Row 3: Now turn over your flower and we’ll be working in the back loops that we left out the first time. *Sl St, Ch 2, 5 DC, Ch 2, Sl St then Sk 1 BDC* Repeat * all the way around, until you have 6 completed petals behind the first set. Sl St to the first petal and leave a 12 in tail, so it can be attached to your puff stitch headband!

Here’s what your flower should be looking like, from the back side while completing Row 3:
Flower Step 5

You did it, you finished your simple crochet flower! You finished product should look something like this. Feel free to add a button to finish off your flower, before we put it on the headband!
Flower Step 4

Finishing Touches & Putting it all together
Now all you need to do is sew your simple flower, to your puff stitch headband. Preferably, do this along the seam of your headband, covering it up and making your headband look seamless and flawless!
Floral Headband

I hope you all loved this pattern as much I do! Be sure to share with your fellow crochet lovers via Pinterest and let me know if you try this pattern! 🙂

FREE Puff Stitch Cowl Pattern

(Improved) Popcorn Stitch Cowl Blog Cover

FREE Puff Stitch Cowl Pattern

There are many things I enjoy in life, one of them being quick and easy patterns with ONE skein of yarn. As we all know, I have a HUGE obsession with scarves. Like, two dresser drawers full of scarfs! (Told you I was obsessed..) Therefore it’s no surprise that this is what my second pattern came out to be. It’s very easy to follow along and only takes about an hour to complete. Did I mention it’s only 8 rows?! Perfect for a Sunday afternoon project!

I fell in love with this super chunky sage green yarn after browsing the many yarn aisles at Joann-Fabrics. I’m really liking the Big Twist Premium yarns lately. They’re super affordable and I have no problem with the fibers separating on me, even when using this super bulky weighted yarn. I love more earth-toned colors, but feel free to use any color or super bulky (6) yarn to follow along with this pattern.

Yarn Used - Big Twist in Premium Sage

This pattern requires a puff stitch as the main stitch for this pattern. Don’t be scared, it’s super easy to do!

Follow these three simple steps on how to make a puff, and you’re on your way.
(Of course if you already know how to do this stitch, continue on down to the pattern!)

Step 1: Yarn over, then yarn over three more times into the same chain. After completing this, you should have a total of 7 stitches on your hook.

Popcornstitch Cowl - Step 1 For Popcorn Stitch


Step 2:
 Yarn over and pull through ALL 7 stitches on your hook. This can be tricky, so make sure that when you yarn over from the previous step, that you aren’t making them too tight. You should now be left with one stitch on your hook. Here’s what you should be left with:

Popcornsitch Cowl - Step 2
Step 3: You’re almost there! Now, all you need to do is one chain crochet to “lock” your puff stitch into place. There you go, you just did your first puff stitch! Feel free to make a few chains and practice this stitch, until you feel comfortable with it. Then move onto the pattern below!

* You may sell finished products from this pattern, but please make sure you link back to my blog in order to give myself proper credit. Please be considerate and not copy this pattern as your own. 

FREE Popcorn Stitch Cowl Pattern

Level: Beginner

Materials needed:
Yarn – (One Skein) Big Twist Natural Blend Yarn in “Natural Blend Sage” or any super bulky (6) yarn.
Size M 9.0mm crochet hook.
Yarn needle to weave in ends,
Optional: Stitch counter.

Abbreviations used:
Ch-Chain
St-Stitch
Sk-Skip
Pf St-Puff Stitch
SC-Single Crochet
Sl St-Slip Stitch

Pattern:

Foundation: Ch 45 then Sl St to the first chain.

Poprnstitch Cowl - Cast On

Row 1: Ch 2 then sk 1 ch. Then *Pf St ch 2, repeat * all the way around. Sl St to the first St, so they’re joined together.
Row 2-7: Ch 2 then * Pf St ch 2, Pf St ch 2. Repeat * all the way around and Sl St to join together.

Popcornstitch Cowl - Row 1 and 2
Row 8: Ch 1 and SC in each stitch around. Join together with a Sl St.

Fasten off, and weave in ends. Enjoy your new easy and cozy cowl!