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In this tutorial, I'll show you the best way to make the crochet ears, as well as how to attach them to that they'll stand up on their own without using stuffing or any other supplies to make the ears stand up. These techniques will work for any size or shape of ears o...

 

 

I couldn't find a simple size chart with baby measurements for making pants, so I made my own. I used a combination of online information, looking at my own children's store bought clothing, as well as actually crocheting pants using these measurements to test it out...

This basic beanie is made with the simple double crochet stitch and works up quickly. I like to add a row of half double crochets at the end to give it more of a finished look and prevent it from stretching too much so it fits better. This beanie looks great plain as i...

These cozies will fit a standard 12 ounce can or bottle. They are made with a simple single crochet stitch, but you are working with two yarns at once and switching colors often, so it might be a little challenging to a beginner.

The color blocks are created using a tec...

This set would be so cute for newborn photos for a baby born on the 4th of July or for military babies or any baby, really! It's easy to make a works up quickly, perfect for a last minute handmade gift idea. 

CROCHET PATTERN: Newborn American Flag Hat and Leg Warme...

I'm going to show you how I blocked my lacy crochet skirt without a blocking board and why you may want to block your projects, too. Blocking is a way of finishing your project, by introducing moisture and then shaping it. In fact, if you've ever washed something and t...

The Chain Stitch (CH) is the first stitch you'll learn in crochet. All you need is a crochet hook and some yarn. Begin with your crochet hook in a Slip Knot loop. Yarn Over (place the yarn over the hook from back to front), then pull it through your loop. This is one c...

If you want to learn how to crochet, this is the first thing you'll learn how to do! Almost all projects begin with the slip knot. This is how you prepare your yarn and crochet hook before you can actually crochet. The only other way I begin a project is with the ...

These little hats work up super quickly. They make a great gift for a friend who has a micropreemie in the hospital. They are also, of course, great to donate to the NICU or charity that collects hats for preemies. If you don't crochet, I do have these completed hats f...

Learn how to make an easy small butterfly applique. This pattern works with any yarn or hook size. A smaller hook and/or lighter yarn will give you a smaller butterfly and a larger hook and/or thicker yarn will give you a bigger butterfly. 
 

STITCHES USED/ABBREVIA...

Learn how to crochet an very easy TINY heart applique. Use a bigger or smaller hook to make your applique bigger or smaller. 

I also have a SMALL heart applique tutorial: click here.
 
STITCHES USED/ABBREVIATIONS:
CH - Chain
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double...

This is an easy pattern to make a small star applique. The size of your hook and yarn will determine the size of the end result. I used a H/5mm hook with worsted weight yarn and my star is about 2.5 inches across from point to opposite point. Perfect for sewing on to j...

Okay, the title is maybe a little misleading. You’re probably already crocheting as fast as you can. The only way to truly crochet faster is just with practice. BUT maybe you need to make a gift and don't have a lot of time to work on it. There are a few tric...

These striped baby leg warmers are pretty easy to make and work up fairly quickly. They would look cute in any colors for a boy or a girl. 

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Choose any yarn you like in two colors and use the crochet hook...

Here is a quick and easy crochet flower tutorial for those who already know these basic crochet stitches: 

CH = Chain
DC= Double Crochet
SC=Single Crochet
SL ST= Slip Stitch

Magic Circle tutorial available here

This pattern works with any yarn or hook size. A smaller hook...

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