10 Crochet Patterns to Inspire You This Year

Happy New Year! As we ring in the new year and make goals for 2019, I’ve been thinking a lot about the crochet projects and designs I want to tackle this year. I love crocheting all types of things, and there are so many new projects I want to try this year that I haven’t before. For example, I’d really …

Elf Amigurumi CAL – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the Elf Amigurumi Crochet Along! Now it’s time to make the arms, head, and hair. I hope you are having fun making your elf (or elves) so far! Remember to share your photos and progress in the Loops and Love Crochet Group on Facebook! We’d love to see them!  In this section, we will be making the …

Elf Amigurumi CAL – Part 1

Welcome to Part 1 of the Elf Amigurumi Crochet Along! I’m so glad that you are here joining in on this fun and festive CAL! You can choose to make Trixie or Twinkle, or both! This pattern includes instructions for both of the elves. Most of the instructions are the same, except for the skirt/tunic and hair will have two separate …

Criss Cross Stitch Crochet Patterns

I’ve been working on a series of patterns featuring the criss cross double crochet stitch. This set now includes a beanie, messy bun beanie, ear warmer, infinity scarf, child sized scarf, and fingerless gloves! Since these patterns are all on the blog in separate posts, I thought it might be handy to have all of the links to the patterns …

Criss Cross Scarf

You may know this already, but I have been addicted to the criss cross stitch lately! Recently, I used my Criss Cross Stitch Infinity Scarf pattern and made a few changes to make a child-sized scarf to match the beanie and ear warmer I made for my 4 year old daughter recently. Below are the changes I made to the …

Criss Cross Ear Warmer

This Criss Cross Ear Warmer is another addition to my criss cross stitch obsession I’ve had lately, which has turned into an entire series! It works up SUPER fast and has awesome texture. I have been loving the effect of Red Heart Super Saver Stripes lately, but I know this ear warmer looks great in any color combination, or a …

How to Foundation Double Crochet (FDC)

Now that the weather is getting cooler, I’ve been working on a lot more blankets, scarves, and ear warmers lately.  Many of these patterns start with foundation double crochet (FDC) stitches as an alternative to a starting chain and then double crocheting across the chain. You can start a project either way, but for some of these projects (especially those …

Crochet Jack O Lantern Trick or Treat Bag

My girls are so excited for Halloween! I had the last minute idea to make them some quick trick or treating bags so they can so they each can have one for trick or treating on Halloween night! To make this crochet jack o lantern trick or treat bag, I held two strands of yarn together. This made it extra …

V-Stitch Infinity Scarf

This is the time of year when I start to think about fall and winter coming. The leaves have started changing color here and we have already had some chilly fall days, and even a few snowflakes have dusted the ground. I am not a huge fan of the months of cold and snow ahead, but I am looking forward …

Hazel the Happy Witch Amigurumi

If you want to make a witch amigurumi, Hazel is the perfect project to get you excited for Halloween coming! Keep reading for all the details and free crochet pattern As we get closer to fall and the leaves start to change color, I can’t help but start thinking about Halloween. This year, I thought it would be fun to …