Free Pattern – Jelly Beads

Jelly Beads - a free crochet pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

It’s stretchy, it’s glittery, it’s jelly yarn! This quick and easy bracelet can be worked up in about 15 minutes. Stack them, share them, give them as gifts. The pattern works for any size – you can even make a really long one and wear it as a necklace. If you’re not into the jelly look, you can make this simple bracelet with other yarns as well.

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Free Pattern – Impetuous

Impetuous - a free crochet pattern on StitchesNScraps

This lacy design is super easy and works up remarkably quickly too. Make it as a cowl or a scarf, or even a shawl! Any yarn at any gauge will do, and the pattern includes instructions to adjust width and length as desired. Have some scraps to use up? It’s great for that too. Make a warm, cushy, cloud like cowl or scarf for winter wear, or a light, breezy piece for the summer, just by changing up the yarns!

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Free Pattern – Pacific Sunset Mitts

Pacific Sunset Mitts - a free crochet pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

I got a skein of Lion Brand Landscapes yarn in a goodie bag at the Knit and Crochet Show last year. It’s a soft and silky, worsted weight, acrylic yarn. It’s just a little bit fuzzy, so it has a nice, soft “halo” to it when it’s worked up.The lovely yarn does all the work in this basic fingerless mitts … Continue reading →

Tutorial: Starting chain – to knot, or not?

Make a loop

I hate knots in crochet. There’s nothing worse than squishing some soft, luxurious, handmade item and feeling a hard little bump. That’s why starting my crochet with a slip knot always really bugged me…but there’s no other way, right? Wrong. I learned this through trial and error, but was later told it’s called a “sloppy slip knot” and is popular … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Crossed Cables Square

Crossed Cables Square

This is one of four 5 inch squares I made as homework for a crochet retreat. It’s a relatively easy pattern and works up quickly. The cables give it a bit of texture, with one crossed row in the middle just for fun.     This pattern is protected by copyright. Please do not distribute or share this pattern in … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Last Minute 4th of July Headband

4th of July headband collage

Do you need a last minute accessory for tonight’s festivities?  There’s still time! I waited until the last minute too, and this headband is what I came up with.   This design combines 2 of my previous patterns with a simple red chain. It only uses basic stitches, but combines knitting and crochet. This is a great project for a beginning … Continue reading →

Free Pattern: Twinkle, Twinkle, 2 Round Star

Twinkle Twinkle Two Round Star

This simple star is a great embellishment for headbands, hats, or just about anything else. With only 2 rounds, it couldn’t be easier! There are 2 versions – a 5 pointed star and a 6 pointed star. Abbreviations used: sc = single crochet hdc = half double crochet dc = double crochet ldc = linked double crochet fpdc = front … Continue reading →