<![CDATA[Crochet and Positivity - Free Crochet Patterns]]>Wed, 03 Jun 2020 02:17:33 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Easy Sunny Summer Headband]]>Sat, 30 May 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://crochetandpositivity.com/free-crochet-patterns/easy-sunny-summer-headband
Hello, Crochet Peeps!! 
​Do you get migraines?  I do too!!  Ugh, they are the worst!  🤕 And it's funny the strange things that can trigger them.  Two of my notorious triggers are having my hair up or wearing a headband that's too tight.  
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And I HAVE to wear a headband because silly me thought it would be a great idea to have bangs cut in my hair 🤦‍♀️! Now, I'm not judging anyone who has bangs!  I think they're adorable!  And I loved them for about a day because I honestly think they made me look younger.  Come to find out, though, I can't stand my hair in my face.  So until my bangs grow out, a headband it is! 

The Problem with Some Headbands

Do you have these issues too?  Please tell me I'm not alone!  When a headband is the same width all the way around, it causes a bump in your hair on the back of your head!  I'm always reaching around, feeling the bump, and tugging the back of the headband down.  And let's not forget the headaches!  Yes, I know I'm kind of a delicate mess..

The Solution

There's this ONE headband I own, and I don't remember where I bought it from.  It has a pretty braided design on the top, but the bottom is made with two stretchy hair ties.  It's the most comfortable headband ever, because it never squeezes my head!  But I only have one..that's where the design for this Summer Headband came from, and I had to share it with you!  It's so fun to be able to make your own hair accessories!  I'm going to show you how easy it is too!

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Difficulty Level:

Easy!

Finished Measurements:  

The yarn portion of the headband is 11" L x 1 1/4" W, then the hair ties add another 5" to the length

Gauge:

17 HDC's in 4", 7 HDC rows in 4"

Materials:

  • Approximately 16 yards of Caron Simply Soft yarn, although you can substitute any comparable #4 weight acrylic yarn
  • Size G/4.00 MM crochet hook
  • 2 - 2 MM hair ties (the thin ones), 2 3/4" wide
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle for weaving in your ends

Abbreviations:

  • CH = chain
  • ST = stitch
  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • SC = single crochet
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • SK = skip
  • * to * = indicates a repeat of the stitch sequence that's in between the asterisks

Notes:

  • You can increase the width of this headband by simply adding repeats of Row 2 until you reach the width you like; just make sure to always work the last stitch of each row into the stitch AND around the hair tie as well!
  • Although there are pictures to show the steps to make this headband, I've also included a video tutorial!

Video Tutorial:

How to Make the Sunny Summer Headband

The Pattern:

Start by joining the two hair ties together using a slip knot.  Attach your yarn onto one of the hair ties by working a CH ST around the hair tie
Row 1:  CH 49, including the CH you worked around the hair tie; work the 50th CH around the other hair tie, CH 1 more, and work 1 SC into the 2nd CH from the hook and into each CH across, working your last SC through the ST AND the hair tie (50 SC's), CH 1 and turn
Row 2:  HDC into the 1st ST, *SK the next ST, HDC into the next ST, now go back and HDC into the ST you skipped*, repeat from * to * across until the last 3 ST of the row remain; SK a ST, HDC into the next ST, go back and HDC into the skipped ST, then HDC into the last ST of the row AND around the hair tie, CH 1 and turn

NOTE:  Row 2 can be repeated until your headband is the desired width, or worked just once for a narrow headband!  
Row 3:  Repeat Row 2 exactly, with the last HDC worked into the last ST AND around the hair tie, CH 1 and turn

Row 4:  SC into each ST across, working the last SC into the ST AND around the hair tie.  Tie off your yarn and weave in the ends! 

​Ta daaaa!!  Your beautiful headband!
I hope you love this pattern and enjoy making your own hair accessories!  I'm always open to your thoughts and feedback, either in the comment section or by email at kristalee@crochetandpositivity.com!

Sending you positive energy always,
​Krista ☮❤

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<![CDATA[The Crochetpreneur Virtual Retreat]]>Wed, 27 May 2020 18:49:07 GMThttp://crochetandpositivity.com/free-crochet-patterns/the-crochetpreneur-virtual-retreatHello, Crochet Peeps!  In this post, I just want to share some businessy information.  If you're not interested, just skip this post.  I want to talk about Pamela Grice, who is my crochet guru!  If you're a crochet hobbyist looking to become a crochet business owner, then this post is for you!  
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The Crochetpreneur Virtual Retreat - June 27th and 28th, 2020

What is this all about, you ask.  It's a retreat for crochet business owners that's packed full of benefits!  In addition to virtually meeting with other crochet business owners for deep-dive classes, Pam offers:
  • Earlybird Virtual Retreat Ticket pricing through 6/7/20
  • Learning how to step into your role as the CEO of your business
  • Planning for a profitable 3rd and 4th Quarter of 2020
  • Sessions based on your business model, whether it's designing, product selling or both
  • Small group masterminds
  • and lots more!
I'm gonna be there and I'm so excited!!
Take Me to the Retreat!

A Webinar from the Crochetpreneur!

Have you been waiting for the doors to the Crochetpreneur Business Academy to open?? I have some great news!  The doors are open NOW, but only to Webinar attendees!!  If you're ready to grow your crochet business, check out "​​The 3 Step Framework for a Profitable Crochet Business" Webinar HERE!  
Guys, this is huge!  If you've been thinking about starting a crochet business, you probably already know there are TONS of experts out there who say they can show you how.  I can't speak for all of them, but Pam is the REAL DEAL.  If you follow her instructions, you will succeed!

That's all for now.  Please stay safe and take care of you!

Sending you positive energy always,
​Krista 
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<![CDATA[Easy Scrunchy Crochet Pattern]]>Mon, 18 May 2020 20:00:01 GMThttp://crochetandpositivity.com/free-crochet-patterns/easy-scrunchy-crochet-pattern
Hello, my Crochet Peeps!  The weather is getting warmer, so do you know what that means??
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It's Scrunchy time!!  As a woman in my..ahem..40's..I cannot stand my hair down when the weather gets warm.  And who wants to spend extra money on scrunchies when you can make your own?  I didn't think you did, so scroll down to see the free pattern!
I've also included a video tutorial for making this scrunchy!  
Skill Level:  very easy!

Materials: 
  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn in the color Limelight
  • Size H/5.00 MM crochet hook
  • 1 regular size hair tie
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle for weaving in your ends
Gauge:  Gauge is not crucial to this pattern
Finished Size:  
Stitch Abbreviations:  
  • SC = single crochet
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • * to * = indicates a repeat of whatever stitches are in between the asterisks
Pattern Notes:  The Chain 3 in Round 2 does count as a stitch

How to Make this Easy Scrunchy

Pattern:
Start by inserting your hook through the middle of the hair tie.  Turn the hair tie so that your stitches will be made around the hair tie.  Secure the yarn to the hair tie by making a SL ST around the hair tie.
​Round 1:  Work 45 SC around the hair tie, join with a SL ST into the first SC (45 SC's), see photos below
Round 2:  CH 3, work 2 HDC into the same ST as the CH 3, *work 3 HDC into the next ST*, repeat from * to * all the way around, join with a SL ST into the top of the CH 3 (135 HDC's)

​Tie off your yarn and weave in the ends!
And that's it!!  I hope you enjoy these! This pattern is great for using up those small amounts of yarn left over from other projects.  I'd love to see your scrunchies!  

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As always, I would love to hear your thoughts, or answer any questions you might have!  No question is too small!  I'm here for you!  That's all for now!  Please stay safe and take care of you!

Sending you positive energy always,
Krista ☮❤

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<![CDATA[Easy Little Soap Saver]]>Sat, 09 May 2020 14:44:05 GMThttp://crochetandpositivity.com/free-crochet-patterns/easy-little-soap-saver
Hello, Crochet Peeps! How are you?  I hope you're doing awesome!  What I have to share today should make you even happier, because it's a new free crochet pattern!  

So let's talk about showering!  I know it's a little personal, but I promise you...
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it's not gonna be gross or anything!  I'm talking about soap savers!  There's a story behind this.  My family and I used to be "puffers", meaning users of bath puffs and shower gel.  With five people in my household at one time, we were constantly buying shower gel and puffs, and it was adding up!  

The Hero of the Story
Enter the cotton soap saver to save the day!  I get so excited because I LOVE them!  You can make your own soap savers, so you don't have to buy store puffs.  You can get several bars of soap for the same price or less than shower gel.  Each family member gets their own soap saver and bar of soap, and the soap lasts so much longer!  No sad little soap slivers have to be thrown away anymore, instead they get used!  It's like having a mini wash cloth to help your soap lather up nicely.  AND they're eco-friendly in that they can be washed, dried and re-used over and over again!  What more can I say?

So Quick and Easy

If you haven't noticed already, I tend to lean toward patterns that don't take super long to work up.  Once in awhile I'll create a more time consuming pattern, but for the most part, quicker is better!  These little soap savers work up so quickly, you can make a bunch!  The majority of the saver is made with double crochet stitches, so it would have lots of holes for the soap to come through.   Throw in a few single crochet stitches to make the base and that's it!  Any beginner can make these!  

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Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:

  • Approximately 19 yards of #4 weight cotton yarn; I used Lily Sugar'n Cream in the color Hot Green 
  • Size J/6.00 MM crochet hook
  • a Stitch Marker is helpful
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle to weave in your ends

Gauge:

17 ST in 4", stitch sequence is 2 DC, SK ST, 2 DC, SK ST
6 1/2 rows in 4"

Finished Size:

5 1/2" L x 2 3/4" W

Abbreviations Used:

  • CH = chain stitch
  • ST = stitch
  • SC = single crochet
  • DC = double crochet
  • SK = skip
  • * to * indicates a ST repeat of whatever ST's are between the * and *

How to Make This Easy Soap Saver

The Pattern:
You'll start with the base or bottom of the soap saver.
Row 1:  CH 7, SC in 2nd CH from the hook and in each CH ST across (6 ST), CH 1 and turn 
Row 2:  SC into each ST across (6 ST); do not turn because you'll be working across the end, the first CH row, then the other end 
Without turning, SC into the end of each row (2 ST's), then continue to SC into each ST from the beginning CH (6 ST's), then into the other end of each row (2 ST's), SL ST into the first SC of Row 2; you'll have a total of 16 ST's around. 
This next section will be worked in continuous rounds, so you will not be joining at the end of each round.
Rounds 3 - 7:  SK the first ST, work 2 DC into the next ST  (I mark the 1st DC with a ST marker), *SK the next ST, 2 DC into the next ST*, continue from * to * until you have 7 rounds (the ST marker will let you know how far you have to go to have 7 complete rounds, it should be lined up with your last completed ST)
Once you have 7 complete rounds, SL ST into the very next ST 
Round 8:  CH 3, then work 1 DC into each ST around, SL ST into the top of the CH 3 (16 ST)
Tie off yarn and weave in the ends of the soap saver.

To make the Drawstring:  CH 35, then tie off yarn again, using the yarn needle, weave the drawstring in and out of the DC ST's from the last round.  Tie the 2 ends of the drawstring together  and secure with a couple of knots, then cut off the ends to your desired length.  I like to leave a little bit of an end.
And that's it!  So simple and quick.  I hope you love this pattern.  I'd love to see your finished soap savers!  What colors will you make?  Drop me a line in the comments below!  

​As always, you're welcome to sell anything you make from this pattern.  I just ask that you give me credit for the pattern ❤.  Please tag me @crochetandpositivity if you sell online.  

So that's all for now.  I'll be adding more free patterns soon, so be sure to stop by and visit!  Stay safe and take care of you!

Sending you positive energy always,
Krista☮❤

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<![CDATA[Free Pattern for Cheerful Flower Coasters]]>Sat, 25 Apr 2020 14:12:16 GMThttp://crochetandpositivity.com/free-crochet-patterns/free-pattern-for-cheerful-flower-coasters
A couple of days ago, there was snow on the ground here in Central New York, the wind was gusting and it felt more like February than the end of April.  
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Today the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and it's a glorious 60 degrees!  Ah, the craziness of Spring weather.  Every day is an adventure!  
I have to admit that I struggle with winter and even rainy days.  They tend to give me the blues, so I wanted a project that was cheerful and bright.  These flower coasters were perfect!

This pattern is so simple and quick.  It consists of only four rounds including the petals of the flowers.  You can use so many colors in all different combinations to make them your own!  I do have to say that if you choose to make a coaster with four different colors,  add some extra time for changing colors and weaving in multiple ends.  

Cheerful Flower Coaster Pattern

Skill Level:  Easy
Materials: 
  • Approx. 12 yards of Red Heart Super Saver in Pumpkin, which is a #4 weight yarn
  • Size H/5.00 MM crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle for weaving in your ends

Gauge:  Not important in this pattern
Finished Size:  4 1/2"L x 4 1/2"W

Abbreviations Used:
  • MC = magic circle
  • CH = chain
  • DC = double crochet
  • SL ST = slip stitch

Pattern Notes:  The CH 3 at the beginning of each round counts as 1 DC stitch

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How to make this Cheerful Flower Coaster

Pattern:
Round 1:  Start with a MC, then CH 3 and DC 11 into the circle, join with a SL ST into the top of the CH 3 (12 ST)
Round 2:  CH 3, work a DC into the same ST as the CH 3, then work 2 DC into each ST around, join with a SL ST into the top of the CH 3 (24 ST)
Round 3:  CH 3, work a DC into the same ST as the CH 3, then work 1 DC into the next ST, then *2 DC into the next ST, then 1 DC into the next ST*, repeat from * to * around, join with a SL ST into the top of the CH 3 (36 ST)
Round 4:  CH 2 this time, work a DC into the same ST as the CH 3, work 2 DC into the next ST, SL ST into the next 2 ST's, *2 DC into the next 2 ST's, SL ST into the next 2 ST's*, repeat from * to * around; join with a SL ST into the top of the CH 2
And there you have it, your own Cheerful Flower Coaster!  Doesn't it feel good to be able to make something so cute?  These would make the perfect Mother's Day gift!  And they're a fun way to use up any small amounts of yarn you have around that you didn't think would be enough to do anything with!  

If you'd like to make a flower with multiple colors, I've included a video tutorial HERE to show you how!  I'd love to see what colors you choose!
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That's all for now.  Please stay safe and take care of you!

Sending You Positive Energy Always,
​Krista ☮
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