Santa’s Coat Crochet Bowl

Crochet Santa's Coat Bowl

“Santa’s Big Belly full with Goodies”

This year, I decided crocheting a cute little Santa inspired bowl for teachers’ appreciation in my daughters’ school. By applying Santa’s colors with the red yarn and the accent with the white furry edge this bag filled with goodies has a big success. Especially the children asked if they could get one.

How to Crochet a Baby Hat, rippled

Crochet a Baby Hat

Follow this step-by-step picture instruction on how to crochet this Rippled Baby Beanie Hat.

Now that the cold season is around the corner, and we need to wrap ourselves up to keep warm, a comfortable and warm Crochet Beanie would be a great addition to your wardrobe. By alternating the colors this children sized crochet hat gets a dimensional look with sharper visual texture.

Crocheting a Small Snowflake

Crochet a small snowflake
Small Crochet Snowflake
Follow the step-by-step instructions in this tutorial on how to make this Small Crochet Snowflake to add a cute decorative accent for a wintery look as an ornament on a tree, on clothing, bag, headband, hats, cards, etc. It has the dimensions of ∅ ca. 1.5 inches or 3 cm. Combined with the ca. 10 cm crochet snowflake it gives depth to your project.

This snowflake is fun to make with chain stitches, and single crochet stitches. Find written instructions on how to make this Small Crochet Snowflake or watch the video for a better understanding.

Square Pot-Holder in Autumn Colors

Easy Crochet Pot-Holder in Autumn colors Always practical in any kitchen a pot-holder is always a great gift-idea. Making your own square pot-holder to decorate and use in your kitchen is a way to leave your unique mark.

Made in a circular motion, the single crochet stitches are worked in the same direction to keep a clean and lean look. The dimensions are ca. 6 1/2 in. x 6 1/2 in. (16 cm x 16 cm).

Check out the video instructions at the bottom of the instructions, if you prefer.

Crochet Snowflake

Crochet Snowflake - Seasonal Decoration The Crochet Snowflake adds a decorative accent for a wintery flair as an ornament on a tree, on clothing, on bags, or other items. It has the dimensions of ∅ ca. 4 inches or ∅ ca. 10 cm.

This snowflake is fun to make with chain stitches, single crochet stitch, double crochets.

Read on for written instruction on how to make this crochet snowflake or watch video below instructions.

Halloween Crochet Card Idea

Joining the creativity of crochet and card making is a way to design unique, personal, and unusual combinations. This combination can be fun, entertaining, and display the crochet we love in an different way.

I am so excited about this crochet project and can’t wait to share it with you. So let’s get started:

October’s First Project

Material for Card Project

These are the materials I am using for my October’s challenge.

Based on crochet,

  • a black and a white thread will be used,
  • a crochet hook,
  • card stock paper in black, white and yellow,
  • other things I might be using are: a pair of scissors, glue, tags.

What is your thought on what will be made here?

Rectangular Crochet Placemat

This rectangular crochet placemat is fun to make and shows only the right side of the single crochet stitch. The angles from the center to the four corners give it a slight 3D-look. Choose the type of single crochet look you want to achieve and go for it. Read on for a written instruction on how to make this placemat or click on this video-link.

Single crochet stitches are versatile and the appearance can change not only by the usage of the starting loop: front, back, or both; it can also change it’s appearance by changing the leading thread’s position, as shown in this short video.

Welcome Autumn

Fall is HereLooking forward to using warm fall colored threads and yarn. Getting ready for October’s Halloween and November’s Thanks Giving.

Thought of simple patterns to embellish my table. Getting in the mood to recording my patterns again, and photographing the steps. By the end of the week, I should have a new project up.

6sided Patriotic Crochet Coaster

Crocheted six-sided coasters are a great addition to any party table. A patriotic coaster with stars and stripes is a great way to show appreciation to this nation. In this case the coaster was made to celebrate a soldier’s home-coming, our nation’s beginnings, the victories and sacrifices people endured to create this great nation, and even for international competition games. This patriotic coaster has the dimensions of ca. ∅ 12.5cm (5in.) Because of the alternating colors, this pattern is not recommended for a beginner.

02 Slip Knot

For the beginning of any type of crochet project, you will start with a slip knot. This crochet basic knot is a simple starting knot for the beginning of any crochet job.

Crochet Slip Knot, basic stitch
Step 1 Slip Knot – left-handed
Wrap the tail end your yarn around two fingers to form a loop with your yarn.

Crochet Slip Knot, basic stitch step 1, right-handed
Step 1 Slip Knot – right-handed

Crochet Slip Knot, basic stitch step 2
Step 2 Slip Knot – left-handed
Cross the tail of the yarn over the looped yarn piece.

Crochet Slip Knot, basic stitch step 2, right-handed
Step 2 Slip Knot – right-handed

Crochet Slip Knot, basic stitch step 3
Step 3 Slip Knot – left-handed
Remove the loop from your fingers. It is now in a form of a pretzel.

Crochet Slip Knot, basic stitch step 3, right-handed
Step 3 Slip Knot – right-handed

Crochet Slip Knot, basic stitch step 4
Step 4 Slip Knot -left-handed
Insert your crochet hook through the ring of yarn, behind the tail piece of the yarn, and lift the tail piece of yarn up. Keep the yarn secured in the other hand.

Crochet Slip Knot, basic stitch step 4, right-handed
Step 4 Slip Knot – right-handed

Crochet Slip Knot, basic stitch step 5
Step 5 Slip Knot – left-handed
Hold your hook in one hand, and pull both yarn strands in the other to form a loose knot.

Crochet Slip Knot, basic stitch step 5, right-handed
Step 5 Slip Knot – right-handed

Crochet Slip Knot, basic stitch step 6
Step 6 Slip Knot – left-handed
To move the knot closer to the hook, pinch one strand of yarn between two fingers of each hand and tighten the loop around the hook loosely.

Crochet Slip Knot, basic stitch step 6, right-handed
Step 6 Slip Knot – right-handed

Watch the tutorial video for a better understanding and check out another version on how to make a slip knot:

01 Hand Hook Position

It is important to hold the crochet hook comfortably in your hand.

Left-Handed Hand Hook Position
Left-Handed Hand Hook Position

Either hold the crochet hook like a pencil in your hand,

Right-Handed Hand Hook Position
Right-Handed Hand Hook Position

Left-Handed Hook Position
Left-Handed Hook Position
or in the palm of your hand like a knife. Get used to both ways of holding the crochet hook, to alternate when you get tired.

Right-Handed Hand Hook Position
Right-Handed Hand Hook Position