Christmas Crochet 2015

Free Christmas Crochet Patterns and DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for 2015

Christmas Crochet 2015

Christmas Crochet 2015


Have you given any thought to whether you’ll be crocheting any of your Christmas gifts or Christmas decorations this year? When you’re ready to get your 2015 Christmas crafting on, these up-to-date Christmas patterns are sure to inspire and motivate you. There are some really cute Christmas designs included on this list, so I hope you’ll enjoy looking through it and selecting some Christmas projects to crochet.


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New Spring and Summer Crochet Pattern Book Giveaways

Crochet Pattern Book Giveaways -- Imagical Seasons Crochet Volumes 1 and 2

Crochet Pattern Book Giveaways — Imagical Seasons Crochet Volumes 1 and 2

Want to get in on some opportunities to win two new GORGEOUS spring and summer pattern collections by crochet designer Alla Koval? If so, keep reading for the details on how to find bunches of giveaways!

Featured in these collections, you’ll find a variety of beautiful crochet clothing and accessory patterns for girls aged 2-12, plus several outstanding baby blanket patterns. The collections also include some versatile and useful components such as edgings, ruffles, and motifs — plus flowers that can be used as pins or appliques. Overall, I’m enthralled with these designs, and I’m excited to show you pictures of these projects — plus offer you the chance to win them for yourself.

If you want to get in on these giveaways, this is your first chance.

Click Here to Go to the GIVEAWAYS for These Spring and Summer Crochet Pattern Collections — Imagical Seasons: Crochet Couture for Kids 2-12

The giveaways are open worldwide, and entering is easy (just leave a comment!) Please see the blog post linked above for more detailed info.

I had a chance to review both of these lovely pattern books, and I’m happy to give them both my stamp of approval. These books include some exceptional design work, plus symbol crochet charts, schematics, written instructions and stunning, on-trend color photographs. The patterns are really beautiful and detailed, and they’ve been tech edited by popular crochet designer Edie Eckman, who I’m sure many of you have heard of. In a world of mediocre patterns, it’s rare to find a collection this exceptionally beautiful and well thought out. I really hope you’ll find these patterns as inspiring as I do.

I’ve already started crocheting one of the projects from the spring pattern book. The design I’m working on is a lovely, lacy springtime cowl pattern for young girls.

I have a baby on the way. I’m not sure whether I’m expecting a girl or a boy (I want to be surprised!) but if I have a daughter, I’m hoping this cowl will become a cherished part of her future wardrobe. If I have a son, the cowl will become my first charity crochet project of 2015 — which makes me just as happy. It’s win / win either way.

I’ve posted a work-in-progress picture of the cowl I’m crocheting, along with bunches of photos from the book and more of my thoughts about these patterns. If you want to check it out, please visit my book review of the Imagical Seasons spring pattern collection. I’ve also reviewed the summer pattern collection as well.

I should mention that these books are both brand new, and that they are part of an ongoing series. The current giveaways are a offered as part of a celebration of the books’ blog tour and publicity efforts.

Remember the days when authors used to travel and do book signings? Well, these days with so many people having Internet access, fewer authors are literally traveling. Instead, the trendy thing nowadays is for authors to do blog tours — and so Alla has a fantastic lineup of bloggers who are participating in her blog tour.

Participating bloggers are posting additional book giveaways, insights from the author, Alla Koval, and their reviews of these crochet pattern books.

The series of books is planned to be 4 volumes all together — a book for each season in the year. Later this year, Alla plans to release the fall and winter volumes. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for those.

I was curious about Alla’s design process, not to mention how she approaches the book writing process and other things. So I offered to interview her as part of the blog tour. Alla agreed to contribute an interview at KnittingandCrochet.net in order to satisfy my curiosity and give us some insights into what it’s been like for her behind the scenes.

Alla Koval Discusses Crochet Books, Crafts, Crochet Tips and Trends

More of the Newest Pages at KnittingandCrochet.net:

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A Limerick to Celebrate Crochet in June


We’ve got crochet projects for June

And we hope that you’ll check ’em out soon.

Make great gifts for dads, new babies and grads,

Plus look at this baby cocoon.

More Craft Resources You Might Enjoy

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Red, White and Blue Crochet Projects for Crafters in the USA

A Free Heart Pattern to Crochet in Red, White and Blue -- or Any Color Scheme You Like

A Free Heart Pattern to Crochet in Red, White and Blue — or Any Color Scheme You Like

Red, white and blue is one of my favorite color schemes. I write this not only because I was born in the USA, although I am sure that does contribute to my appreciation and affection for this lively color trio. It’s more than that: I adore the way these colors harmonize, and I find the color combination both refreshing and inspiring.

If you’d enjoy crocheting a project with a USA theme — either in red, white and blue or in a different color scheme — there are free crochet patterns posted online that you probably will want to take a look at. These links will whisk you away to related pages where you can feast your eyes on an abundance of red, white and blue projects — and grab free crochet patterns for making your own version of these designs:

Everyone is welcome to use these free crochet patterns, regardless of location or nationality. If you are located outside the USA, and the red white and blue color scheme isn’t your thing, please feel free to re-color any of our designs into your own country’s colors, or for that matter, into any other colors at all.

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Crochet Americana-Themed Decorations in Red, White and Blue

Does your family ever host Fourth of July parties, picnics or barbecues for friends and neighbors to enjoy? If so, there are many considerations that go into the planning and hosting of such an event.

Of primary importance is the food; of course, you will want to have a bunch of delicious barbecue-ables on hand to tempt all your picnic guests, not to mention a variety of cold drinks and some luscious desserts. But since this is a crochet blog and not a food blog, we’ll skip any further discussion about the edibles, and focus on discussing the decorations instead.

If you would like to make crochet a part of your Fourth of July celebration, perhaps you’d enjoy crocheting any of these Americana-themed decorations in red, white and blue. They’ll make lovely accents to your party décor, and you’ll be able to use them every summer, for many years to come.


Fourth of July Wreath, Banners and Buntings

You Could Crochet This Red, White and Blue Banner to Decorate for the Fourth of July. This Free Crochet Pattern Is by Kara Gunza at Petals to Picots.

You Could Crochet This Red, White and Blue Banner to Decorate for the Fourth of July. This Free Crochet Pattern Is by Kara Gunza at Petals to Picots.


Crochet Wreath With an American Flag Theme -- The Perfect Party Decoration for Fourth of July! Pattern Design is by Kara Gunza at Petals to Picots.

Crochet Wreath With an American Flag Theme — The Perfect Party Decoration for Fourth of July! Pattern Design is by Kara Gunza at Petals to Picots.




Fourth of July Potholders and Kitchen Accessories

Red, White and Blue Kitchen Patterns for Fourth of July (or Any Time)

Red, White and Blue Kitchen Patterns for Fourth of July (or Any Time)

I think these red, white and blue potholders are ideal for summer time use, including but not limited to Fourth of July entertaining; they’re great for carrying hot food between the kitchen, the picnic table, and the barbecue area. You can also crochet dishcloths in red, white and blue as well; in the picture above, you can see that I tried crocheting this afghan stitch dishcloth in red, white and blue shades of yarn. While I like the original colorway better, this one is quite nice, and it’s well-suited for using on patriotic occasions.

Also pictured are these crocheted hearts, which aren’t just for Valentine’s Day; and this crochet potholder with angled stripes.

Want even more ideas? If so, be sure to check out these July 4th craft ideas at Freecrafts.info, and these free crochet patterns for Fourth of July at About.com.

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Cold Weather Accessories to Crochet

Cold Weather Accessories to Crochet

Cold Weather Accessories to Crochet

Is the weather getting really cold where you live? If so, ’tis definitely the season to be crocheting warm winter hats and scarves to bundle up in. Neck warmers are on-trend and popular for this season too. If you need some ideas or inspiration for cold weather accessories to crochet, there are plenty of free patterns available for you to browse through. Please help yourselves.

Pictured here, we have a set of coordinating crocheted accessories that are super easy to crochet — easy enough, in fact, for total beginners. The pieces included in the set are a long traditional scarf, a snug-fitting hat, a headband, an ear warmer and a pair of texting gloves. You can crochet these items separately, or make several of the items, or all of them.


More Free Patterns for Cold Weather Accessories to Crochet:

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7 Ways to Crochet a Christmas Wreath – With Free Patterns

Get Free Patterns for Crocheting Wreaths

Get Free Patterns for Crocheting Wreaths

Christmas wreaths have been around for ages — but as far as I know, in the past, they weren’t usually crocheted. That has changed lately; have you noticed how trendy wreath projects have been with crocheters these days? It seems that everyone is making them.

I’m not at all surprised to see this trend. Wreaths are well-suited for interpreting in crochet; for starters, it’s really easy to crochet circles and round shapes, so as far as shaping goes, wreaths are a no-brainer.

If you’re interested in crocheting a wreath to enhance your holiday decor, or to give as a gift, here’s a quick roundup of Christmas wreath patterns, instructions and ideas you might enjoy. Some are trendy and some are classic, so you’ll have a fantastic mix of wreath patterns and ideas to choose from.

1. Crochet Lace Christmas Wreath Ornament

Pictured here: A small crochet lace Christmas wreath that you can use as a door hanger, an ornament or an appliqué (to make it an appliqué, you need to omit the hanger.) This is a fast project that can be whipped out quickly for Christmas bazaars, office party decorations or gift-giving.

2. Lucy’s Colorful Christmas Wreath at Attic24

At the other end of the scale, this wreath is NOT quick — it’s a bigger project, and much more involved, with lots of fiddly little baubles to make and stitch. Lucy shares how-tos and patterns for most of the elements on the wreath. For the wreath itself, there’s no specific pattern, but she shows you how she did hers. It’s basically just a crocheted cover for a round ring of Styrofoam.

3. Quick Little Wreath With Tinsel Pompoms

This tiny wreath is a super fast project to crochet. If you’re in a huge hurry for a small wreath ornament, try this pattern.

4. Christmas Holiday Wreath Pattern

This wreath is interesting, and a little different from the same-old-same-old wreaths you see everywhere. In the project photo, it looks a little like the wreath is covered with Astroturf — yet it’s actually a textured yarn.

5. Simple Statement Wreath

Here’s a chic, simple wreath that’s suitable for decorating a door or wall.

6. Christmas Wreath Dishcloth Pattern

This super cute round dishcloth is designed to look just like a festive Christmas wreath. It’s finished off with a jaunty shell stitch edging.

7. Thread Crochet Wreath Ornament

This lacy wreath is crocheted in thread and embellished with a bell. You can use it as a tree ornament, or add it to a gift box or gift bag for an extra special touch.


I hope you enjoyed this roundup of fun Christmas wreath patterns and ideas. Thanks for visiting!

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Free Patterns for Celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving

Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving earlier than Americans do. This year, Canadian Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Monday, October 13, 2014 — one week from today.

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, I thought I would round up a list of lovely Thanksgiving crochet and craft patterns here on our blog. If you celebrate Thanksgiving from anywhere in North America, or for that matter, from anywhere else in the world, we invite you to make use of these patterns to prepare for your Thanksgiving celebration.

Free Thanksgiving Crochet and Craft Patterns

Free Crochet Patterns

Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian readers and friends. I hope you all will enjoy your holiday.

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Decorate Your Home With Crochet

Decorate Your Home With Crochet -- Free Patterns Are Available for All of These Designs, and More.

Decorate Your Home With Crochet — Free Patterns Are Available for All of These Designs, and More.

Want to decorate your home with crochet? If so, you’ll find plenty of appropriate crochet patterns on the Internet — with many of them being available for free. We’ve rounded up bunches of free home decor patterns here for your consideration.

Perhaps you’d like to crochet a rag rug. Or, maybe doilies are more your style. Whether you’d like to decorate your kitchen, your bedroom, your dining room, your bathroom, or any other room in your home, you’ll find free crochet patterns to suit.

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Crochet in August — A Limerick


In August, I crochet in the heat,

But I’m tempted to give up in defeat.

Crochet in the summer

Can be such a bummer

When it’s a hundred degrees in the street.



This is the month to make jewelry.

It isn’t exactly what cools me,

But it’s cooler than afghans

Or gloves for my hands

Or any other tomfoolery.

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