Joyeux Noel Christmas Stocking Crochet Pattern

Christmas stockings are a holiday tradition that many families enjoy. The act of simply hanging them on the fireplace hearth brings so much joy and a sense of family time. As parents we anticipate our children waking up Christmas morning and the excitement of what they will find inside.

Adding a handmade touch on the tradition of stockings is always meaningful. I designed the Joyeux Noel Stocking pattern to help you add that loving touch to your holidays this year.

Joyeux Noel Stocking

The Joyeux Christmas Stocking crochet pattern is made using a unique crochet stitch that creates a thick fabric. This allows the stocking to hold it’s shape while being displayed and helps while being filled with goodies as well.

Make the stocking in any color combination to match your holiday decor. Then you can add tassels (as shown in photo), buttons, flower appliques or more to make each stocking just slightly different.

The crochet instructions for the Joyeux Noel stocking includes a photo tutorial for the unique stitch as well as progress photos throughout the pattern.

Supplies for the Joyeux Noel Stocking

  • Crochet Hook Size I (5.50mm)
  • Crochet Hook Size J (6.00 mm)
  • Worsted (#4) Weight Yarn in 2 colors – Main Color 250-275 yards / Contrasting Color 100-125 yards (sample was made using Caron Simply Soft – MC: Taupe / CC: Bone)
  • Measuring Tape
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

Where to find the Joyeux Noel Christmas Stocking pattern



More Christmas Pattern you may Love:

  • O’Christmas Tree Skirt pattern: Click HERE
  • Long John Christmas Stocking pattern: Click HERE
  • FREE Elf Hat with Curved Tip & Bell pattern: Click HERE
  • Mitten Bunting & Advent Calendar pattern + printable: Click HERE

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Free Summer Tank Top Crochet Pattern Round Up

The heat of the summer is almost at it’s peak and it is definitely time to break out the wardrobe for those hot days. I live in tank tops from sun up to sun down and am always looking for something new and different.

Tank Top Pattern Round Up

If you are searching for the perfect summer tank top, I have a round up just for you. I have gathered 8 different designs and they are all FREE on the designers blog.

Why I love Tank Tops in the Summer

What I love about these tank tops is that each one is a completely different style. Some are longer while other cropped. Some have circle, square or boat necklines. Seeing them all in different colors and yarns makes the imagination go wild.

So, sit down and grab your favorite hook and decide which design will fit your style the most! Enjoy.

Free Tank Top Crochet Patterns

It's summer and it is hot outside! Here are some crochet patterns that will help build your closet as well as give you a fun summer project to work on. Check them out and make one today or pin them for later.

More Round Ups You Will Love

  • Free Sun Hat Patterns: click HERE

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Everyday Spirit Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern & Tutorial

Wall Hangings with fringe are all the top trends in home decor right now and I love how these decor pieces showcase our Everyday Spirit! The whimsical charm with the modern single color is the perfect combination to add to any room.

The Everyday Spirit Wall Hanging combines the love of crochet and the look of the ever popular fringe wall decor. This is a fun design that can be made in a day and you can change up your colors with endless possible looks.

Everyday Spirit

Everyday Spirit Crochet + Photo Tutorials

The pattern features a full step by step tutorial to put all the pieces together. Basic crochet skills are required for the crochet pieces.

Supplies for the Wall Hanging

  • 10″ Metal Hoop, click HERE
  • 375 yards Worsted (#4) Weight Yarn
  • Crochet Hook G (4.00 mm)
  • Small Thread Crochet Hook to use as a tool (not for crochet, so the exact size is not necessary)
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
Everyday Spirit Wall Hanging

Where to find the Everyday Wall Hanging pattern


Check out some other samples from a couple testers

Test by Brandi

Brandi is the crocheter behind Craft Creations by Brandi Aldrich on facebook and @brandialdrich on IG. Brandi said her granddaughter snatched this up as soon as she was finished. That is quite the compliment!

Everyday Spirit

Test completed by Michelle Wulf

Michelle is the crocheter at Magic Mommys Yarning on facebook and @wulfmichelle on IG. She does amazing work and I love how she incorporated multiple colors into her wall hanging.


Do you Love Wall Hangings check out a few more:

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Free American Flag Applique – Crochet Pattern

I love crocheting appliques to add a personal touch to a crochet piece whether it is a hat, blanket, sweater, handbag or really anything. When I first started selling crocheting hats, a photographer wanted me to make them a hat with an American Flag on it.

American Flag Applique

As much as I love crocheting appliques, getting details can be tricky. When you crochet an American Flag one detail you must have is the 13 stripes. Trying to get 13 stripes even with a fine yarn is pretty difficult to get it to fit onto a newborn hat.

Because yarn wasn’t working I tried to find #10 thread but I only had red and white in my stash and the right shade of blue I couldn’t get locally. Trying to come up with a solution I noticed my daughters friendship bracelet kit in the corner. Sure enough, she had a bundle of each color I needed.

Floss for American Flag Applique

Making the Hat

I started by making a newborn hat using my FREE basic hat pattern you can find by clicking HERE. I made the newborn size with no ear flaps and made one change on the final row, instead of a row of single crochet I worked my final row in reverse single crochet.

American Flag Newborn hat

American Flag Applique Pattern

To make the applique I used the following supplies:

  • Embroidery Floss/Thread in Red, White & Blue
  • Crochet Hook 1 (2.75 mm)
  • Needle

Final Applique Size

  • 1 ¾” High
  • 2 ¾” Wide

Stitches and Abbreviations in the pattern are:

  • Ch = Chain
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • St = Stitch
  • R = Row

Instructions

The American Flag Applique will be made by working the blue section first.

  • R1: in blue, Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch, turn (7)
  • R2-7: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (7) fasten off after row 7 leaving  6”of thread.

The next piece will be made as one but will alternate between red and white. It is easiest to bury the color not being used under the sc then bringing it up at the end of the row.

  • R1: with red, Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch, turn (9)
  • R2: with white, Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (9)
  • R3: with red, Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (9)
  • R4-7: repeat rows 2 & 3
  • R8: with white, Ch 1, sc in each st across, now place your blue square next to the striped piece and continue with sc across 7 of blue piece (continue to bury the red thread so you can pick it up in R9), turn (16)

Using yarn end of the blue thread, sew up the opening between the two pieces.

  • R9: with red, Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (16)
  • R10: with white, Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (16)
  • R11: with red, Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (16)
  • R12: with white, Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (16) fasten off white thread
  • R13: with red, Ch 1, sc in each st across, fasten off red thread (16)
  • Weave in all ends
American Flag Applique

Sewing the Applique Onto the Crochet Piece

Sewing on the applique to your crochet piece may be frustrating at time to get it to lay right, but more importantly so that it looks professional without being able to see the stitching on the backside of your work. I created a video tutorial on how to do this easy technique and you can watch it by clicking HERE.

Other Applique Patterns You May Love:

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Grandioso Guitar Crochet Blanket Pattern

I have always felt that music is an important part of life. The best way to appreciate music is to play an instrument. Growing up I took piano lessons for 5 years. Now as a Mom, all 3 of my children play an instrument.

When a musician learns to read, play and perform music, they gain mental, cognitive and emotional health benefits that will last throughout their lifetime.

MusicNote.com

The benefits of music amazes me, if your interested in reading more about the benefits of music, click HERE.

Guitar

Here my son is playing at his first guitar holiday recital. He was so cute and so proud of his performance. I cannot wait to see and hear many more.

Grandioso Guitar Blanket

My guitar player is my 2nd son, he loves trying new songs out and is a great musician. He is a very cheerful kiddo and so I was immediately drawn to the Red Heat Roll with It Melange (color: Paparazzi). Wanting different angles than the violin, I had the silhouette split center of the guitar by to one side of the blanket for a unique look. The blanket is reversible (all the designs are) so the guitar can be on the left or the right side.

The name Grandioso was suggested by, Chasity, as soon as I heard it I knew this had to be the official name. Grandioso is Spanish for “Great” and this just fits this blanket and the kiddo it was designed for.

Grandioso Guitar

The Grandioso Guitar Blanket is a fun, funky, unique, modern and classic blanket with a young vibe to it. However, any generation will love the classic design of the instruments and the music theme.

The blanket is made from the bottom up (this is NOT a C2C).

Music to My Soul Stitch Sample

I love the beautiful transition in the colors of the Red Heart Roll With It Melange yarn. It is a soft yarn and the color changes are natural, there won’t be any huge jumps in color or abrupt changes. It is a beautiful change in colors and specks, the yarn itself reminds me of sock yarn only because of this. The yarn is a worsted #4 weight.

Red Heart Roll with It Melange

Music To My Soul Ebook – What You Get

If you love the Piano Pizzazz blanket you may want to check out the entire Music to My Soul ebook. In the ebook you get 3 musical instrument pattens.

Music to My Soul Crochet Blankets

Included in the ebook are detailed instructions and photo tutorials for the following:

  • All the stitches
  • How to crochet color changes, hide yarn, and weave in the ends of your work.
  • Each blanket require different amounts of yarn for the main color and the white sections-detailed amounts are included.
  • Graphs for each design as well as enlarged graphs for easier reading
  • A written format stating how many stitches in each color according to the rows

Where to get the Ebook

  • Read About more Details on the ebook – click HERE

Gradioso Guitar Blanket Only

If you are still only wanting to get the Grandioso Guitar design, it is available in the following pattern shops:

Piano & Violin Blankets

You can find the individual patterns for the Violin and Guitar crochet patterns below:

More Crochet Fun

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Vibrato Violin Crochet Blanket Pattern

I have always felt that music is an important part of life. The best way to appreciate music is to play an instrument. Growing up I took piano lessons for 5 years. Now as a Mom, all 3 of my children play an instrument.

When a musician learns to read, play and perform music, they gain mental, cognitive and emotional health benefits that will last throughout their lifetime.

MusicNote.com

The benefits of music amazes me, if your interested in reading more about the benefits of music, click HERE.

Violin

Here my son is playing at his first Junior High Orchestra Concert. This was his 3rd year playing and the improvement every year is astonishing!.

Vibrato Violin Blanket

The Violin was my first design that I crocheted. My oldest son really wanted me to use purple and the Red Heart Roll with It Melange (color: Autograph) was perfect. The name of this blanket is self explained, thanks to Shanan for the suggestion:

vi·bra·to/vəˈbrädō/a rapid, slight variation in pitch in singing or playing some musical instruments, producing a stronger or richer tone.”a clean, light sound without vibrato”

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Vibrato Violin Blanket

The diagonal design really accentuates the violin and bow, after this blanket was completed I could hardly wait to make the next one.

The Vibrato Violin Blanket is a fun, funky, unique, modern and classic blanket with a young vibe to it. However, any generation will love the classic design of the instruments and the music theme.

The blanket is made from the bottom up (this is NOT a C2C).

Music to My Soul Stitch Sample

I love the beautiful transition in the colors of the Red Heart Roll With It Melange yarn. It is a soft yarn and the color changes are natural, there won’t be any huge jumps in color or abrupt changes. It is a beautiful change in colors and specks, the yarn itself reminds me of sock yarn only because of this. The yarn is a worsted #4 weight.

Red Heart Roll with It Melange

Music To My Soul Ebook – What You Get

If you love the Piano Pizzazz blanket you may want to check out the entire Music to My Soul ebook. In the ebook you get 3 musical instrument pattens.

Music to My Soul Crochet Blankets

Included in the ebook are detailed instructions and photo tutorials for the following:

  • All the stitches
  • How to crochet color changes, hide yarn, and weave in the ends of your work.
  • Each blanket require different amounts of yarn for the main color and the white sections-detailed amounts are included.
  • Graphs for each design as well as enlarged graphs for easier reading
  • A written format stating how many stitches in each color according to the rows

Where to get the Ebook

  • Read About more Details on the ebook – click HERE

Vibrato Violin Blanket Only

If you are still only wanting to get the Piano Pizzazz Blanket design, it is available in the following pattern shops:

Piano & Guitar Blankets

You can find the individual patterns for the Violin and Guitar crochet patterns below:

More Crochet Fun

Follow Sweet Potato 3 on Facebook to see more pattern releases, sales and crochet fun, just click HERE.

However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

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Piano Pizzazz Crochet Blanket Pattern

I have always felt that music is an important part of life. The best way to appreciate music is to play an instrument. Growing up I took piano lessons for 5 years. Now as a Mom, all 3 of my children play an instrument.

When a musician learns to read, play and perform music, they gain mental, cognitive and emotional health benefits that will last throughout their lifetime.

MusicNote.com

The benefits of music amazes me, if your interested in reading more about the benefits of music, click HERE.

Piano Recital

Here my daughter is playing at her first piano recital, she even composed her own song after only a few months of lessons. She was very nervous (if you couldn’t tell) but played so well.

Piano Pizzazz Blanket

What a fun way to describe the jazzy colors in the Piano blanket (name suggested by Angela)! My daughter is the pianist in our family and saying she is the Pizzazz in the household is an understatement-LOL.

Piano Pizzazz Blanket

The piano blanket has the keys laying along the top or the bottom edge. In my sample photos the piano keys are shown along the bottom of the blanket. However, with no adjustments the keys can lay along the top of the blanket resulting in the keys being at your hands when you pull the blanket over you!

The Piano Pizzazz Blanket is a fun, funky, unique, modern blanket with a young vibe to it. However, any generation will love the classic design of the instruments and the music theme.

The blanket is made from the bottom up (this is NOT a C2C). The piano blanket begins with the details in the keys, this can be a little tricky but is so worth the time. Just be patient and once you finish the first 30 rows, you get to sit back and enjoy a fun stitch that works up quick.

Music to My Soul Stitch Sample

I love the beautiful transition in the colors of the Red Heart Roll With It Melange yarn. It is a soft yarn and the color changes are natural, there won’t be any huge jumps in color or abrupt changes. It is a beautiful change in colors and specks, the yarn itself reminds me of sock yarn only because of this. The yarn is a worsted #4 weight.

Red Heart Roll with It Melange

Music To My Soul Ebook – What You Get

If you love the Piano Pizzazz blanket you may want to check out the entire Music to My Soul ebook. In the ebook you get 3 musical instrument pattens.

Music to My Soul Crochet Blankets

Included in the ebook are detailed instructions and photo tutorials for:

  • All the stitches
  • How to crochet color changes, hide yarn, and weave in the ends of your work.
  • Each blanket require different amounts of yarn for the main color and the white sections-detailed amounts are included.
  • Graphs for each design are included as well as enlarged graphs for easier reading
  • A written format that states how many stitches are made in each color according to the rows

Where to get the Ebook

  • Read About more Details on the ebook – click HERE

Piano Pizzazz Blanket Only

If you are still only wanting to get the Piano Pizzazz Blanket design, it is available in the following pattern shops:

Violin & Guitar Blankets

You can find the individual patterns for the Violin and Guitar crochet patterns below:

More Crochet Fun

Follow Sweet Potato 3 on Facebook to see more pattern releases, sales and crochet fun, just click HERE.

However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

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C2C Crochet Graphs – FREE Pattern Round Up

Today’s pattern round up is a follow up to last weeks Practice your C2C Crochet Skills round up. Last week I posted a round up of patterns that allowed you to practice your skills without worrying about color changes. But, today, you get to step up the challenge and begin working on graph with fun color changes-yippee!

As a reminder these round up are in response to a C2C lesson we had in my facebook group. Below is the explanation in my last blog post:

This year, I have been focusing on learning new crochet skills. Even as a designer, who has over 30 years of crochet experience, I have so many things to learn. This past month, I had a guest speaker come and talk to my facebook group (SP3 Crochet & Conversations) about Corner to Corner crochet, also know as C2C.

Malena from, Straight Hooked, taught the course and went over everything from reading graphs, how to build the crochet blocks, how the stitches increase/decrease, color changes and any other info we wanted to know. She did an amazing job and there is a replay available if your interested in watching, click HERE.

https://sweetpotato3.com/practice-your-c2c-crochet-skills-pattern-round-up/
C2C crochet laptop cover

As part of the lesson, Straight Hooked, designed a FREE laptop cover pattern for everyone. It was a fun project for us to practice our skills on. Here is my practice swatch, I still need to make the back and seam them together. Find your copy of the laptop cover pattern for FREE by clicking HERE.

Start Practicing Your Color Changes in a C2C Graph Pattern

Changing colors in a Corner to Corner pattern add a slightly new challenge after you master the stitch. However, this is what makes the technique so much fun. I have gathered some of the cutest C2C projects that use color changes but won’t be overwhelming to you.

C2C Graph Patterns

I would love to see any what you end up crocheting to practice your corner to corner (C2C) skills. Join my facebook group (info is below) to share your creations and inspire others with your finished crochet pieces.

More Round Ups You Will Love

More Crochet Fun

Follow Sweet Potato 3 on Facebook to see more pattern releases, sales and crochet fun, just click HERE.

However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

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Music To My Soul Crochet Blanket Pattern – Ebook

I have always felt that music is an important part of life. The best way to appreciate music is to play an instrument. Growing up I took piano lessons for 5 years. Now as a Mom, all 3 of my children play an instrument.

When a musician learns to read, play and perform music, they gain mental, cognitive and emotional health benefits that will last throughout their lifetime.

MusicNote.com

The benefits of music amazes me, if your interested in reading more about the benefits of music, click HERE.

I wanted to emphasize to children how much I love that they all play an instrument. Therefore I combined my crochet skills and came up with the Music to My Soul Blankets.

Music to My Soul Blankets

Behind the Designs of the Music Blankets

Whenever I sit down to crochet a new design I research and see what is already out there. I saw many graph piano blankets and even some C2C guitar blankets. However, I wanted something different and needed something completely new. I was in search for a fun, funky, unique, modern and young vibe.

I finally decided on the split silhouette of instruments resulting in that modern twist. Next I knew my kids wouldn’t want traditional colors, therefore the popularity of self striping yarns was a natural pick. I couldn’t be more happy with the results.

Red Heart Roll with It Melange

One of the most difficult parts of this blanket was finding a unique stitch that would work in the graph. It was important to me to work the design from the bottom up and horizontal rows. I finally found a fun, easy and quick stitch that stacks directly on top of the stitch from the prior row. This results in the best graph with nice lines.

Music to My Soul Stitch Sample

Vibrato Violin Blanket

The Violin was my first design that I crocheted. My oldest son really wanted me to use purple and the Red Heart Roll with It Melange (color: Autograph) was perfect. The name of this blanket is self explained, thanks to Shanan for the suggestion:

vi·bra·to/vəˈbrädō/a rapid, slight variation in pitch in singing or playing some musical instruments, producing a stronger or richer tone.”a clean, light sound without vibrato”

The diagonal design really accentuates the violin and bow, after this blanket was completed I could hardly wait to make the next one.

Grandioso Guitar Blanket

My guitar player is my 2nd son, he loves trying new songs out and is a great musician. He is a very cheerful kiddo and so I was immediately drawn to the Red Heat Roll with It Melange (color: Paparazzi). Wanting different angles than the violin, I had the silhouette split center of the guitar by to one side of the blanket for a unique look. The blanket is reversible (all the designs are) so the guitar can be on the left or the right side.

The name Grandioso was suggested by, Chasity, as soon as I heard it I knew this had to be the official name. Grandioso is Spanish for “Great” and this just fits this blanket and the kiddo it was designed for.

Piano Pizzazz Blanket

What a fun way to describe the jazzy colors in the Piano blanket (name suggested by Angela)! My daughter is the pianist in our family and saying she is the Pizzazz in the household is an understatement-LOL.

The piano blanket has the keys laying along the top or the bottom edge. In my sample photos the piano keys are shown along the bottom of the blanket. However, with no adjustments the keys can lay along the top of the blanket resulting in the keys being at your hands when you pull the blanket over you!

Music To My Soul Ebook – What You Get

You can get all 3 of these patterns in one ebook. Included in the ebook are detailed instructions and photo tutorials for:

  • All the stitches
  • How to crochet color changes, hide yarn, and weave in the ends of your work.
  • Each blanket require different amounts of yarn for the main color and the white sections-detailed amounts are included.
  • Graphs for each design are included as well as enlarged graphs for easier reading
  • A written format that states how many stitches are made in each color according to the rows
Music to my Soul Blankets

Where to get the Ebook

Individual Music Blanket Patterns

More Crochet Fun

Follow Sweet Potato 3 on Facebook to see more pattern releases, sales and crochet fun, just click HERE.

However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

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Practice your C2C Crochet Skills – FREE Pattern Round Up

This year, I have been focusing on learning new crochet skills. Even as a designer, who has over 30 years of crochet experience, I have so many things to learn. This past month, I had a guest speaker come and talk to my facebook group (SP3 Crochet & Conversations) about Corner to Corner crochet, also know as C2C.

Malena from, Straight Hooked, taught the course and went over everything from reading graphs, how to build the crochet blocks, how the stitches increase/decrease, color changes and any other info we wanted to know. She did an amazing job and there is a replay available if your interested in watching, click HERE.

C2C crochet laptop cover

As part of the lesson, Straight Hooked, designed a FREE laptop cover pattern for everyone. It was a fun project for us to practice our skills on. Here is my practice swatch, I still need to make the back and seam them together. Find your copy of the laptop cover pattern for FREE by clicking HERE.

Implementing your new C2C Skills

Learning a new skill can be really fun. I love to dive in and try new projects with the techniques I’ve learned. The most common C2C projects are with cute images crocheted from graphs. However, I wanted to focus on mastering the actual stitches first including increasing and decreasing.

I searched for some fun projects that will allow you to practice your skills without worrying about the color changes in the chart. Most of these are quick, will allow you to play with the technique and create something fun and useful. One of the projects is larger, but it will allow you to use up your scrap yarn (yippee)!

Corner 2 Corner Crochet

So many people love the cute graphs that you can crochet into designs, but the stitches are lovely on their own and you can create to traditional crochet patterns with them. If you are just learning the C2C method, these are great patterns to practice the technique.

I would love to see any what you end up crocheting to practice your corner to corner (C2C) skills. Join my facebook group (info is below) to share your creations and inspire others with your finished crochet pieces.

More Round Ups You Will Love

More Crochet Fun

Follow Sweet Potato 3 on Facebook to see more pattern releases, sales and crochet fun, just click HERE.

However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

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Mother’s Day Pretty in Pink Crochet Pattern Round Up

Mom’s are the best, they give so much of themselves for their children. They pray for, teach, guide, love and cherish their children all their lives. Growing up, I always felt blessed to have such an amazing mom and today, being a mom to 3 children, I strive to be like my Mom. Here is my Mom on Mother’s Day, I believe in 1984 (I am the one of the right).

Mother's Day 1984

Mother’s day is wonderful day where we get to tell our Moms, or the Mother figures in our lives, how much we appreciate them and all they do for us.

Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”

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Traditionally, we present our Mother’s with gifts. As young children we always made something handmade. Whether it was a hand painted card, a paper plate crown with glitter or a bright and awkward big beaded necklace that they had to wear and show off (oh, the memories).

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Bring Back Handmade for Mother’s Day

This year, you can bring back the “handmade” part of the Mother’s Day gift. Let us all shower our Mother’s with one of these beautiful crochet patterns. Each one is unique, is a fairly quick project and can be customized to fit your Mother’s personality perfectly.

Mother's Day Pretty In Pink Pattern Round Up

I would love to see any what you end up crocheting and gifting this year for Mother’s Day. Join my facebook group (info is below) to share your creations and inspire others with your finished crochet pieces.

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However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

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Howling Wolf Blanket – Crochet Pattern

The Howling Wolf Blanket is a new individual pattern that coordinates with the rest of the blanket designs in the Interchangeable Wildlife Blanket ebook. All the blanket patterns feature a striking animal silhouette that is framed with a beautiful crochet texture in a frame (border) of the blanket. 

The Howling Wolf blanket was inspired by the lovely bold Native American decor that I love seeing in so many different settings. This blanket will appeal to so many different people though. It will touch everyone on a different level giving them that “warmth of home”, “weekend at the cabin” or “my native land” feel.

Howling  Wolf

The design in the blanket panels features a unique feathering look to the stitches. This is actually a very easy stitch to crochet and you will love the look and feel it creates.

Howling Wolf Side Panel

The corner pieces of the Howling Wolf blanket feature a whimsical look. Resembling a dream catcher or some have said wagon wheel, this cornerstone to your blanket will set off just the right detail to make it pop!  

Howling Wolf Corner Square

About the Pattern

I used Lion Brand Heartland yarn for the rich burnt orange color. I love working with this line of yarn. It is soft, works up nicely, makes your stitches stand out and washes up well. For the white background color it is essential that you either use the same brand and weight of yarn, or use a yarn that has the same WIP (wraps per inch). I used Caron Simply Soft for the background resulting in 2 different yarns that worked well together.  

The main silhouette panel has multiple formats in the pattern for you to choose from. A chart, or graph, is used to crochet the bear silhouette. At the end of the pattern, there is an included enlarged graph, simply print off all 4 pages and tape them together.

howling wolf

If you are unfamiliar with crocheting from a graph then your in luck. A supplement has been added to the pattern to assist you along the way. The supplement is a written form of the graph and is explained in a little more detail. Essentially, it states how many stitches to complete in each color. This supplement can also be used as a way to double check the accuracy of your work.

Where to get the pattern

Find the Howling Wolf Blanket in all of my pattern shops below:

You will enjoy crocheting this masterpiece and seeing it come to life. As you work all the pieces and sew them together each step is a new rewarding experience.

More Patterns You May Love

Interchangeable Wildlife Blankets

More Crochet Fun

Follow Sweet Potato 3 on Facebook to see more pattern releases, sales and crochet fun, just click HERE.

However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

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Wandering Moose Blanket – Crochet Pattern

The Wandering Moose Blanket is a new individual pattern that coordinates with the rest of the blanket designs in the Interchangeable Wildlife Blanket ebook. These blanket patterns all feature a striking animal silhouette that is framed with a beautiful crochet cable texture in a frame (border) of the blanket. 

The Wandering Moose blanket was inspired by a moose that Wandered across our fire pit while visiting some friends cabin in the woods. Anyone who love the great outdoors and wants that “warmth of home” or a “weekend at the cabin” feel will fall in love with this design.

Wandering Moose

The design of the blanket panels features a unique cable that vaguely resembles hoof prints. However, you may need to use your imagination there, but they are still fun and catch your attention.

Wandering Moose Panels

The corner pieces of this blanket feature a bold rhombus, or diamond, shape that makes the corners pop!  

Moose Corner Square

About the Pattern

I used Lion Brand Heartland yarn for the beautiful charcoal grey. I love working with this line of yarn. It is soft, works up nicely, makes your stitches stand out and washes up well. For the white background color it is essential that you either use the same brand and weight of yarn, or use a yarn that has the same WIP (wraps per inch). I used Caron Simply Soft for the background resulting in 2 different yarns that worked well together.  

The main silhouette panel has multiple formats in the pattern for you to choose from. A chart, or graph, is used to crochet the bear silhouette. At the end of the pattern, there is an included enlarged graph, simply print off all 4 pages and tape them together.

wandering moose blanket

If you are unfamiliar with crocheting from a graph then your in luck. A supplement has been added to the pattern to assist you along the way. The supplement is a written form of the graph and is explained in a little more detail. Essentially, it states how many stitches to complete in each color. This supplement can also be used as a way to double check the accuracy of your work.

Where to get the pattern

Find the Wandering Moose Blanket in all of my pattern shops below:

You will enjoy crocheting this masterpiece and seeing it come to life. As you work all the pieces and sew them together each step is a new rewarding experience.

More Patterns You May Love

Interchangeable Wildlife Blankets

More Crochet Fun

Follow Sweet Potato 3 on Facebook to see more pattern releases, sales and crochet fun, just click HERE.

However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

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Bear Hug Blanket – Crochet Pattern

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The Bear Hug Blanket is a new individual pattern that coordinates with the Interchangeable Wildlife Blanket ebook. These blanket patterns all feature a striking animal silhouette and is framed with a beautiful crochet cable textures in a frame (border) of the blanket. 

The Bear Hug blanket was inspired by the cute cabin decor that is found on store shelves right now. Nearly anyone who love the great outdoors and wants that “warmth of home” or a “weekend at the cabin” feel will fall in love with this design.

bear hug crochet blanket pattern

The design of the blanket features a mirrored detail of twisting cables separated by lines of detail. The corner pieces of this blanket feature the same straight lines that pop and bring the sides together. This is a more modern corner piece than the other wildlife designs. 

About the Pattern

I used Lion Brand Heartland yarn for the beautiful rich brown. I love working with this yarn because it is soft, works up nicely, makes your stitches stand out and washes up well. For the white background color it is essential that you either use the same brand and weight of yarn, or use a yarn that has the same WIP (wraps per inch). I used Caron Simply Soft for the background resulting in 2 different yarns that worked well together.  

The main silhouette panel has multiple formats in the pattern for you to choose from. A chart, or graph, is used to crochet the bear silhouette. At the end of the pattern, there is an included enlarged graph, simply print off all 4 pages and tape them together.

bear hug blanket

If you are unfamiliar with crocheting from a graph then a supplement has been added to the pattern to assist you along the way. The supplement is a written form of the graph and is explained in a little more detail. Essentially, it states how many stitches to complete in each color. This supplement can also be used as a way to double check the accuracy of your work.

Where to get the pattern

Find the Bear Hug Blanket in all of my pattern shops below:

You will enjoy crocheting this masterpiece and seeing it come to life. As you work all the pieces and sew them together each step is a new rewarding experience.

More Patterns You May Love

Interchangeable Wildlife Blankets

More Crochet Fun

Follow Sweet Potato 3 on Facebook to see more pattern releases, sales and crochet fun, just click HERE.

However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

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Cinco de Mayo Crochet Pattern Round Up

I love that we live in a country that celebrates different cultures. One of my favorite ways to do this is through the Cinco de Mayo Celebrations.

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. 

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I love the traditional celebratory activities such as parades, food, music and dancing. We celebrate the holiday every year even though we have no links through our heritage. We have many friends that we can rely on for the true experience.

Cinco de Mayo Crochet Patterns you are going to LOVE

Let’s bring our beloved craft of crochet to the festivities through this fun and colorful pattern round up.

Many of us are stuck and home and some of our yarn stashes are running a little low. But, most of the featured patterns (except the colorful blanket) uses minimal amounts of yarn and would be quick to work up. Therefore, there are no excuses, create some fun way to celebrate the Mexican Holiday.

Cinco de Mayo Crochet Patterns

I would love to see any of these fun Cinco de Mayo patterns you decide to make. Join my facebook group (info is below) to share your creations me and inspire others with your finished crochet pieces.

More Crochet Fun

Follow Sweet Potato 3 on Facebook to see more pattern releases, sales and crochet fun, just click HERE.

However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

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