Free Crochet Patterns

Mom’s Favorite Face Scrubber | Free Crochet Pattern

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©KMT Creations 2019

 

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Skill Level: Beginner

Materials:
Size H 5.00mm Hook
Weight 4 Cotton Yarn – Photographed is Hobby Lobby, I Love This Cotton
Scrubby Yarn


Abbreviations:
Ch- Chain
HDC- Half Double Crochet
SC- Single Crochet
SLST- Slip Stitch

Gauge: Unimportant


Pattern Notes:
1.This pattern is worked as 2 separate pieces that are joined at the end
2. It may be difficult to see where the next stitch goes when working on the Scrubby side. As long as you count as you are working, it will line up with the cotton side.
3. If you want the completed scrubby to be lined with the scrubby material, make the cotton side first. If you’d like it to be lined with the cotton, make the Scrubby side first.

Pattern: Make one in cotton and one in scrubby yarn. Please read Pattern Note #3 to know which one to start with.

  • To start:  make a Magic Circle.
    -Alternatively, you can Ch4, SLST to join in the 4th Ch from the hook.
  • Round 1: Ch1. work 10 HDC in the circle. SLST to the first stitch, Ch1. (10)
  • Round 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around. SLST to the first stitch, Ch1. (20)
  • Round 3: 2 HDC in the first stitch, 1 HDC in the next. *2 HDC in the next stitch, 1 HDC in the next stitch.* Repeat ** around. SLST to the first stitch. (30)After the first one, break yarn and repeat the pattern with the other yarn.
    • After the second one is complete, Do not break yarn. Put both sides together with the wrong side of one facing the wrong side of the other. With the cotton side facing you:
  • Final Round: SC in the each stitch around, working through both sides. SLST in the first stitch. (30)
  • Finish off. Break yarn. Weave in ends.
Tutorials

Yarn Storage Basket | $7.50 DIY

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Hello again,

Today I am showing off my $7.50 DIY yarn storage basket.

I don’t know about you but the place I stash my yarn is not where I crochet regularly. I tend to bring the yarn I need for a project from its storage cubicle in my room to the living room couch so that I can binge watch Youtube or Netflix while I crochet. I am guilty of putting the yarn on the end table by my couch and letting it pile up until it’s out of control.

This basket allows me to get some of that control back.

I love this so much and have been using it every day since I made it. The customization options are endless and the functionality is spot on. Plus, it’s beautiful. Can you believe it only cost me $7.50 to make?! It’s so easy, I know you can make it too.

Here’s what you’ll need.

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From the Dollar Tree:

  • Laundry basket
  • Small wire organizer

From Walmart:

  • Jute Cord (You can find something similar at the Dollar Tree but it comes with much less, so you’ll definitely save money getting this from Walmart.) $2.97
  • Fleece Blanket. $2.50

From Home:

  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

Step 1

Wrap the basket in jute cord.

Apply a dot of hot glue to the bottom-back of the basket to secure the cord. Apply a thin line of glue all around the bottom of the basket and wrap with the cord. After this round you will only need to add glue here and there until the last round.

Wrap the basket until you get close to the last solid line in the cutout portion.

 

Step 2

Add the small basket.

Use 2 pieces of the cord or any other string/twine you may have to tie the small basket to the last solid line of the basket cutout. Add a dab of hot glue to the tie for extra security.

 

Step 3

Cut the lining.

I decided to go with a different fleece than the one photographed in the material list, but it was the same price and brand.

Note: The Dollar Tree has cinching laundry bags that would be perfect for this. They would eliminate the cutting and gluing, and reduce the cost. Unfortunately, my local Dollar Tree was sold out of them.

But for this method, lay the blanket flat and cut it into a square. Put the square piece in the basket and allow the edges to hang over the outside. Make sure that you have enough blanket to cover the rest of the exposed basket and trim any excess.

 

Step 4

Glue the lining.

Fold the edges of the blanket under and with your hot glue gun, carefully glue all around the basket.

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Step 5

Enjoy your basket.

That’s it, guys. I love this so much that I also plan to make one for my couch throws and pillows. I could also see this as my 3-year-old’s laundry basket.

How will you be using your basket? Let me know in the comments below. And while you’re there, let me know if you’d like me to continue making these yarn related DIYs.

Until next time,

Kayla.

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Tutorials

Dollar Tree Yarn Bowl | $5 DIY

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Okay, you caught me. I have been watching a ton of “Do it on a Dime” lately.

2019 is going to be my year. I am going to organize my life, save money, produce amazing content and patterns, be an awesome wife, an awesome friend, and an awesome mom… all while being the BEST ME!

I mean it.

Really!

Well, I’ll give it the ol’ college try anyway.

But, on to the reason you’re here…

While I was at the Dollar Tree being my best me, I became insanely inspired by all of the storage options they have. I really wanted do a fun DIY for you guys but since I am getting ready to move, I needed this to be something small, quick and useful. Rest assured; more DIYs are on the way once I get settled into our new home.

I do not own a yarn bowl, not because I don’t want one. Trust me, I do. I just do not like the price tag for any that I have found. I knew that this would be a great opportunity to make myself one for a fraction of the cost and provide some great content for my favorite community. So, let’s get down to it.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Everything you see in this photo is from the Dollar Tree.

-Plastic bowl

-Bag of pebbles

-Sanding sponge

-Glass candle stick holder (Optional)

-Jute twine (not pictured here but I will show it later)

Note: There is a lace ribbon in the photo that I chose not to use.

Materials from home:

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-A drill. If you do not have a drill at home feel free to use the binder clip method.
-Glue. Any industrial glue will work fine. The Dollar Tree has some. I’ve heard it works great. I also ended up using my hot glue gun.
-An old can of spray paint. (optional)

Step 1

Drill a Hole.

Skip this step if you aren’t using this as a yarn bowl or if you’re using the binder clip method. For this method, put a cute binder clip on the top of the bowl with the handles facing upwards. Feed your yarn through the handles. Binder clips can be found at the Dollar Tree as well.

Step 2

Sand the hole.

Using your Dollar Tree sanding sponge, sand the hole so that there are no sharp edges.

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Step 3

Spray Paint.

Don’t have spray paint? Don’t worry about it! This bowl is going to look amazing with or without it.

Be sure to wipe down all pieces before painting.

Working in a well ventilated area, spray paint the candle stick holder and the inside of the bowl. I did this in a large cardboard box outside. Allow to dry. I only did one coat. It isn’t perfect but that doesn’t bother me at all.

Add as many coats as you like to get the coverage you like.

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Photographed is the Jute Twine I mentioned earlier. This was found at the Dollar Tree in the gardening area.

Step 4

Add the twine around the top of the bowl.

I ended up using hot glue in this step because the dry time is so much quicker.

Put a dot of hot glue on the top-back of the bowl to secure the twine to the bowl. Apply a thin line of glue all around the tip of the bowl and wrap with the twine. After this round you will only need to add glue here-and-there until the last round.

I worked the twine until I got to my drilled hole. This ended up being about 1.5 inches.

For the last round, apply a thin strip of glue all around the bowl and wrap with twine. Cut the twine.

Step 5

Add your pebbles

Again, I opted to use my hot glue for this section.

Note: If pebbles aren’t your thing, the Dollar Tree had a few different kinds of marble halves that could be used and would look amazing!

For this, you have to use your judgement. Be careful not to cover your drilled hole.

Tips: Try to fit the pebbles together like a puzzle. Cover as much of the bowl as you can. Slightly cover the wrapped twine with the pebbles.

You could stop here and have a beautiful yarn/display bowl for only $4.

..but I’m extra and had to put mine on a pedestal.

Step 6

Put a generous amount of industrial glue on the candle stick and center it on the bottom of the bowl. Place something heavy on top and allow to dry overnight.

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Step 6

Enjoy your beautiful, expensive-looking (but secretly cheap!) yarn bowl.

Keep in mind: this doesn’t have to be used as a yarn bowl. Use it for storing or displaying anything your heart desires.

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That’s it, guys. I hope you love it as much as I do.

Tell me what you are going to use your bowl for!

If you’d like to see me make more affordable DIYs please comment below and let me know.

Until next time,

Kayla.

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Free Crochet Patterns, Uncategorized

KMT Christmas Gift Bag Set

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@KMT Creations 2018
Skill Level: Beginner

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Materials

Size H 5.00 Hook or any size to obtain gauge.
Worsted Weight Yarn
Scissors
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
Large Wooden Bead
Stitch Marker (Optional)

Abbreviations
Ch- Chain
SLST- Slip Stitch
CA- Color A- Red
CB- Color B- White
CC- Color C- Green
Sk- Skip
SC- Single Crochet
HDC- Half double Crochet

 

Gauge

4 inch x 4 inch = 13 stitches x 10 rows of HDC

 

Pattern Notes:

  1. This pattern is written from the bottom-up.
  2. This pattern is worked in rounds.
  3. The pattern is written in Small, (Medium, Large, XLarge)

 

Approximate Yardage

Size Inches Yardage
Small 5 x 5.5 155 yards
Medium 8 x 8.5 200 yards
Large 11 x 11.5 290 yards
XLarge 15 x 15.5 325 yards

 

Tip: To keep from having a traveling seam, skip the first stitch and SLST into the 2nd HDC. Be careful not to tighten the SLST. Work in each stitch around, then work in the SLST. repeat for every round.

 

Pattern:

  • To Start: With CA  Make a CH of 18 (27, 37, 50)
  • Round 1: HDC in the second Ch from the hook and each Ch across. Turn you work and HDC in each Ch along the other side of the Ch. SLST to join. Ch1.  34 (52, 72, 98)
  • Round 2: HDC in each stitch around. SLST to join, switch to CB and Ch1.  34 (52, 72, 98)
  • Round 3: HDC in each stitch around. SLST to join, switch to CA and Ch1.  34 (52, 72, 98)
  • Round 4: HDC in each stitch around. SLST to join and Ch1.  34 (52, 72, 98)
  • Round 5: With CA, Ch1. HDC in the first stitch. With CC, HDC in the next stitch. *With CA, HDC in the next stitch. With CC, HDC in the next stitch.* Repeat ** around. SLST to join, switch to CA and Ch1.  34 (52, 72, 98)
  • Round 6: Repeat Round 2.   
  • Round 7: Repeat Round 3.
  • Round 8: HDC in each stitch around. SLST to join and Ch1.  34 (52, 72, 98)
  • Repeat Round 8 until bag measures:
    • Small: 5 inches
    • Medium: 8 inches
    • Large: 11 inches
    • XLarge: 15 inches
  • Drawstring Round: SC in the first stitch. Ch1, Sk1 stitch *SC in the next stitch. Ch1, Sk1 stitch* Repeat ** around. SLST to the first stitch join and Ch1. 34 (52, 72, 98)
  • Final Round: 2 SC in each Ch1 space around. SLST to join.  34 (52, 72, 98)
  • Finish off
  • Weave in ends.

 

Drawstring

  • Make a Ch long enough to fit around the top plus 4 inches.
  • Weave Drawstring in and out of the Ch1 spaces of the Drawstring Round.
  • Put the 2 ends through a bead and tie a knot at the end.
Crochet Alongs, Free Crochet Patterns

Cutie-Corn the Unicorn| Mini-Mystery Crochet Along #9- Guest Designer

Hosted by: A Crocheted Simplicity

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I’m excited to be part of the MMCAL hosted by Jennifer of A Crocheted Simplicity. I have been a fan-girl of her shop for years so when she asked me to be a part of this CAL, I was did a happy dance! I have so enjoyed working with her and had so much fun putting this together for you guys!! Enjoy

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If you’re new to A Crocheted Simplicity’s Mini-Mystery Crochet Alongs, please read the Information Guide & FAQ’s in this blog post HERE so you know how to join along!

MMCAL Schedule

  • Material List posted on the ACS blog Wednesday before the MMCAL begins
  • Segment 1: Friday, November 30, 2018 at 5am CST.
  • Segment 2: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 5am CST.
  • Segment 3: Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 5am CST.
  • MMCAL Closes & prizes will be chosen Monday, December 3, 2018 at 5am CST. Prizes drawn by noon CST.


Materials:

Size 3.50 mm Hook
Size 4.00 mm Hook
4 Colors of Worsted, Size 4 Yarn.
Color A = ~80 yards
Color B = ~25 yards
Color C = ~15 yards
Color D = Scrap
Scissors
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
Mini Crafting flowers
A large handful of Poly-fil/Fiber-fil. You may use scrap yarn as stuffing.

Abbreviations:
Ch- Chain
SC- Single Crochet
SC2tog- Single Crochet 2 Together
SC3tog- Single Crochet 3 Together
CA- Color A 
CB- Color B
CC- Color C
CD- Color D

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Gauge
Gauge isn’t very important for this pattern. Finished is about 11 inches around.

Pattern Notes:

  1. This pattern is written to SLST and Ch1 but you could use a stitch marker if you prefer and work in continuous rounds.

Segment 1

With 4 mm hook

  • Round 1: To Start: With CA, work 7 SC’s in a Magic Circle. SLST to join and Ch1.  (7)
  • Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around. SLST to join and Ch1.  (14)
  • Round 3: SC in the first stitch. 2 SC in the next stitch. *SC in the next stitch. 2 SC in the next stitch.* Repeat ** around. SLST to join and Ch1.   (21)
  • Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches. 2 SC in the next stitch. *SC in the next 2 stitches. 2 SC in the next stitch.* Repeat ** around. SLST to join and Ch1.   (28)
  • Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches. 2 SC in the next stitch. *SC in the next 3 stitches. 2 SC in the next stitch.* Repeat ** around. SLST to join and Ch1.   (35)
  • Round 6: SC in the first 4 stitches. 2 SC in the next stitch. *SC in the next 4 stitches. 2 SC in the next stitch.* Repeat ** around. SLST to join and Ch1.   (42)
  • Rounds 7-13: SC in each stitch around. SLST to join and Ch1.  (42)
  • Round 14: SC in the first 4 stitches, SC2tog. *SC in the next 4 stitches. SC2tog.* Repeat ** around. SLST to join and Ch1. (35)
  • Round 15:  SC in the first 3 stitches, SC2tog. *SC in the next 3 stitches. SC2tog.* Repeat ** around. SLST to join and Ch1.  (28)
  • Round 16: SC in the first 2 stitches. SC2tog. *SC in the next 2 stitches, SC2tog.* Repeat ** around. SLST to join and Ch1.  (21)
  • Round 17:  SC in the first stitch. SC2tog. *SC in the next  stitch, SC2tog.* Repeat ** SLST to join and Ch1.   (14)At this point, begin stuffing.
  • Round 18:  SC2tog in each stitch around. SLST to join and Ch1.  (7)
  • Finish off, Leave a tail for weaving.
  • Finish stuffing until you cannot fit anymore.
  • With a yarn needle, Weave in the tail in and out of the remaining stitches. Pull tight to close, Make a knot to secure the hole.
  • Weave in ends.

Segment 2:

Part 1

With E hook and Color B
  • To Start: Make a Ch of 10. SLST to the first Ch to make a circle.
  • Round 1: Ch1 SC in each Ch around. SLST to join.     (10)
  • Rounds 2-3: Ch1. SC in each stitch around. SLST to join.     (10)
  • Round 4: Ch1. SC in the first 3 stitches. SC2tog. SC in the next 3 stitches. SC2tog. SLST to join.   (8)
  • Round 5-6: Ch1. SC in each stitch around. SLST to join.   (8)
  • Round 7: Ch1. SC in the first 2 stitches. SC2tog. SC in the next 2 stitches. SC2tog. SLST to join.   (6)
  • Finish off.
  • Weave tail in and out of the 6 stitches and pull tight to close the hole.
  • Stuff and sew to the top-center of the first section. position it slightly forward on one side.

Part 2

Make 2 with the 3.50 mm hook in CA
Make 2 with the 4.00 mm hook in CC.

  • To start: Make a Ch of 6
  • Row 1: SC in the 2nd Ch from the hook and each Ch1 across. Ch1 and turn.  (5)
  • Row 2: SC2tog, SC in the next stitch. SC2tog. Ch1 and turn.    (3)
  • Row 3: SC in each stitch across. Ch1 and turn.    (3)
  • Row 4: SC3tog. (1)
  • Finish off.
  • Place the CC triangle on top on the CA triangle and sew them together.
  • Fold the bottom of the triangle in half and use the tail to secure the sides together. It should be folded so that it comes to a point
  • Sew evenly to either side of Part 1. 
  • This will create a horn and ears.
  • Weave in ends.

Have you guessed what it is yet?????

Segment 3

Finishing Touches

With the horn in the center-top

Use CD to embroider simple closed eyes about half way down the “ball”

Suggestions:

eyes

Optional: Sew mini-ribbon craft flowers between the ears.

With a scrap piece of CA, create a hanging loop behind the horn to use it as an ornament.

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