Get Ready for Craft Fairs Part One

There are a few seasons where craft fairs are more popular, and the fall is one of the biggest ones. Everybody is gearing up for Christmas and starting their shopping. And what’s better than a handmade gift?

If you sell at craft fairs, or you’re thinking about having your first booth, this will be a great post for you. This post is filled with free patterns from lots of great designers for things that will sell in your booths this fall. I’ve separated it into categories to make it easier to find the things you want to make.

If you’re doing your first craft fair, here are a couple of tips:

  1. Be sure to have plenty of stock on hand. You don’t want to run out of products before the craft fair is over.
  2. Make some items in multiple sizes so you’re sure to have the perfect fit for your customers.
  3. Don’t overcrowd your table. Keep extra stock in boxes or tubs under the table to replenish as people purchase items.
  4. Don’t undercrowd your table either. Make sure you fill your table. Bring boxes or crates to put items on that will give your table layers. Lay hats directly on the table, or hang them up on the side, but bring a couple of mannequin heads to put your more popular hats on so that people can see what they look like.
  5. Make sure you have business cards to include with purchases, or to hand out to people who are interested in purchasing custom work.
  6. If you can, print up photos of your items and put them in a book on the table. It gives people an idea of other things you can make, and if you sell out of a certain product then they’ll still be able to see it and order it for you to make later.

Now on to the patterns. First up is hats. With winter approaching, crocheted hats are wildly popular at craft fairs. There are tons of free crochet hat patterns online, but here are 4 of my favorites.

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  1. Elegant Slouchy Hat by Posh Patterns
  2. 1920’s Cloche Hat by Hopeful Honey
  3. Alabaster Slouch by Croyden Crochet
  4. Snowfall Slouchy Hat by Whistle and Ivy

Last year, messy bun hats were all the rage. I have a feeling they’ll be just as popular this year. With so many new designs created last year, there are plenty to choose from. Here are 4 of my favorite free ones.

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  1. Quick & Textured Bun Hat by MegMade with Love
  2. Mommy and Me Messy Bun Hats by Repeat Crafter Me
  3. 1 Hour Messy Bun Beanie by Sewrella
  4. Messy Bun Hat Pattern by Mary Maxim

Making full hat and scarf sets might be a bit much, but they’re such a great gift for people to give for Christmas that it’s beneficial to have a few of them on hand. Here are 4 of my favorite free patterns, including one of mine.

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  1. Elena Slouch by Little Monkeys Crochet
  2. Easy Peasy Hat and Scarf set by Lion Brand
  3. Rustic Slouch by Little Monkeys Crochet
  4. V-Pop Hat and Scarf set by Left-Handed Crocheter

Sometimes people don’t want to buy a whole set, and are just looking for a scarf. Here are 4 free scarf patterns, including one made especially for men.

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  1. Moss Fringe Scarf by All About Ami
  2. Honey Bird Triangle Scarf by Hopeful Honey
  3. Simple Scarf from Yarnspirations on Stitch and Unwind
  4. The Gentlemen’s Scarf by YARNutopia

Another great thing to make for craft fairs are cowls. They’re much quicker and take a lot less yarn than a full scarf, and they’re also very popular. Here are 4 free ones for you.

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  1. Quick One Hour Cowl by Rescued Paw Designs
  2. Twisted Crochet Neck Warmer by Crochet in Paternoster
  3. Outlander Cowl by Dabbles and Babbles
  4. Comfy Squares Buttoned Cowl by Little Monkey Crochet

Another quick item to make for craft fairs are ear warmers. Some people really prefer them because they don’t mess up their hair as much as a hat does, but they help keep their ears from getting too cold in the winter. Here are 4 free patterns.

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  1.  Easiest Head Wrap Ever by I’m Frayed Knot
  2. Golden Fave Twist Headband by Mama In A Stitch
  3. Knotted Headband by All About Ami
  4. The Katelyn Ear Warmer by The Friendly Red Fox

Another great wearable to make for craft fairs are boot cuffs. They’re pretty quick to make, and people love looking a bit more stylish. Here are 4 great patterns.

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  1. Crochet Plaid Boot Cuffs by Whistle and Ivy
  2. Lace Boot Cuff by Kitty Adventures
  3. Easy Reversible Crochet Boot Cuffs by Dabbles and Babbles
  4. Even Moss Stitch Boot Cuff by Ideal Me

Don’t forget to include some fun hats for the kids. (And make some in adult sizes too, because these type of novelty hats are popular with adults as well.) These type of hats were always my biggest sellers. Here are 6 fun free ones, including one of mine.

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  1. Snowman Hat by Repeat Crafter Me
  2. Sir Sprinkles the Unicorn Hat by Left-Handed Crocheter
  3. Fox Hat Pattern by The Friendly Red Fox
  4. Sock Monkey Hat by Repeat Crafter Me
  5. Shark Hat by Repeat Crafter Me
  6. Owl Hat by Daisy Cottage Designs

That’s all for the crochet wearables. Next week, I’ll give you some patterns of other popular things to sell at craft fairs. Do you do booths at craft fairs? What are your biggest sellers? Head on over to my Facebook page and tell me about it.

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Parrots

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These little parrots are perfectly happy on their pirate ship, or hanging out in your home. Made with worsted weight yarn, the finished parrot measures approximately 8 inches tall.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

dc: double crochet

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

18mm safety eyes

Head:

With green yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Rows 12-18: Sc in each stitch around. (55 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 24: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Insert eyes between rows 14 and 15 with 11 stitches between them. I like to position and sew the beak on before I put the backs on the eyes, to make sure it’s all centered.

Beak:

With yellow yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Rows 3-5: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 7: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Position and sew below and between eyes.

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Body:

With green yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 10: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Rows 11-15: Sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 18: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 20: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Sew head onto body.

Wings:

With blue yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Rows 3-4: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Make two. Tie off first one. Don’t tie off second one.

Row 5: With yarn still attached to second piece, attach to first piece and sc around. (20 stitches)

Switch to red.

Row 7: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Switch to green.

Rows 9-10: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 11: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Rows 12-13: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Sew onto sides of body.

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Tail:

With blue yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Switch to red.

Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Make two. Tie off first one. Don’t tie off second one.

Row 5: With yarn still attached to second piece, attach to first piece and sc around. (20 stitches)

Switch to green.

Row 6: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 7: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Position and sew onto back of body.

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Feet:

With yellow yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Rows 2-4: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Position and sew onto bottom of body.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $3.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do. The purchased pattern also comes with the pattern to make a baby parrot.

These parrots are part of an ebook, that you can also purchase on my Ravelry.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook.

Monkey

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Monkeys are always fun, and they’re even more fun when there’s more than one. Made with worsted weight yarn, the finished monkeys measure approximately 8 inches tall.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

18mm safety eyes (for big monkeys)

12mm safety eyes (for baby monkeys)

Head:

With brown yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Rows 11-17: Sc in each stitch around. (55 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Insert eyes between rows 14 and 15 with 8 stitches between them.

Snout:

With beige yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Position and sew between and below eyes. Sew a nose on with brown yarn.

Ears:

With brown yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 5-6: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Position onto sides of head and sew on.

Body:

With brown yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 10: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Rows 11-15: Sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 18: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 20: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Sew head onto body. Stop and stuff more poly-fil in before you close it up to reinforce the neck.

Arms:

With beige yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 6: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Switch to brown yarn. Stuff hand tight with poly-fil.

Rows 8-17: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Position and sew onto sides of body.

Legs:

With beige yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 7: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Switch to brown yarn. Stuff foot tight with poly-fil.

Rows 9-17: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff halfway with poly-fil. Make two. Position and sew onto bottom of body.

Tail:

With brown yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 8 sc inside of circle. (8 stitches)

Rows 2-30: Sc in each stitch around. (8 stitches)

Tie off. Don’t stuff. Position and sew onto back of body.

 

 

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $3.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do. The purchased pattern also comes with the pattern to make a baby monkey.

 

These monkeys are part of an ebook, that you can also purchase on my Ravelry.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook.

Ladybug

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These ladybugs are part of my Backyard Bugs collection. You can see the whole collection on my Ravelry. Made with worsted weight yarn, these finished ladybugs measure approximately 6½ inches long, and work up very quickly.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

15mm safety eyes

White felt

Bottom:

With black yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 10 stitches, repeat from * around. (60 stitches)

Tie off.

Top:

With red yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Row 12: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 10 stitches, repeat from * around. (60 stitches)

Rows 13-16: Sc in each stitch around. (60 stitches)

Hold bottom and top together and sc around. Before you close it up, stuff tight with poly-fil.

Head:

With black yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Rows 8-9: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 10: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 11: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Tie off. Cut white felt to use behind eyes. Insert safety eyes between rows 4 and 5 with 6 stitches in between them. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Sew head onto body.

Antenna:

With black yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 6 sc inside of circle. (6 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (12 stitches)

Row 3: Sc in each stitch around. (12 stitches)

Row 4: Dec around. (6 stitches)

Stuff with poly-fil.

Rows 5-7: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Position and sew onto top of head.

Legs:

With black yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 6 sc inside of circle. (6 stitches)

Rows 2-7: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Tie off. Make six. Position and sew onto bottom of body.

Dots:

With black yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Using black yarn, sew a line down the middle of the top of body. Sew or hot glue dots onto body.

If you want to pick up the whole Backyard Bugs collection, you can do that on my Ravelry. There are a lot of cute bugs in this collection, along with Becky and Bo, the bug collectors.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook.

9 Free Christmas Crochet Patterns

It’s July, which means it’s time to get started making your Christmas crafts. Christmas is my favorite holiday, and despite the fact that I have tons of Christmas decorations, I add to it every year. My favorite ones are the ones I’ve made myself. I always feels so rushed at Christmas time, though, trying to get all of my handmade gifts done, plus any decorations made that I’ve decided I can’t live without. July is such a great time to get started on these things if you want to avoid the rush and enjoy your holidays.

So I scoured Pinterest to find my favorite 9 free patterns for Christmas decor. Check these out, and maybe give one or two of them a try. I know I will be!

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  1. This cuddly Christmas tree by Repeat Crafter Me is so adorable. It would make a great throw pillow to cuddle on the couch with during the holidays.
  2. Eventually I want to make stockings for all 12 of us, and there are so many great free stocking patterns out there. This Holly and Berry Stocking pattern can be found over on Red Heart’s website, and it would be easy to customize for different people.
  3. I am definitely making these Christmas trees by Airali Design, which is a free download on Ravelry. Aren’t they so cute?
  4. This Christmas tree skirt is another free download by Smoothfox on Ravelry. It’s a fairly simple design that you could make in colors to match your decor.
  5. I love the idea of a tree decorated in all handmade ornaments. These Christmas Baubles are so pretty, and they’re a free Ravelry download designed by Carmen Heffernan.
  6. Speaking of ornaments, The Cookie Snob used ornament patterns from many different designers to create this beautiful advent calendar. You can find the links to each of these little ornaments on her page.
  7. Want a gingerbread house that you won’t be tempted to eat? How about crocheting one? I love the colors on this one on crochet-news website.
  8. Crocheted blankets can take some time, so if you want a nice Christmas-themed one, July is a good time to start on it. This Snowflakes and Ribbons Throw by Katherine Eng is gorgeous, and would be so comfy to cuddle under while you watch Christmas movies and sip on some hot cocoa.
  9. Your Christmas decorating isn’t complete without a cute wreath for your door. This Christmas Wreath is another fun pattern by Repeat Crafter Me.

I hope you find something fun to make for Christmas this year. Do you have a pattern that you plan to make, or have made, that you’d like to share? Go tell me about it on my Facebook page. I’m always looking for new Christmas decor to make for our house.

Butterfly

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These butterflies are part of my Backyard Bugs collection. You can see the whole collection on my Ravelry. Made with worsted weight yarn, these finished butterflies measure approximately 7 inches tall (with their antenna), and work up very quickly.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

15mm safety eyes

Embroidery thread

Head and Body:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Rows 9-13: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Insert safety eyes between rows 10 and 11 with 6 stitches between them. Sew mouth on with embroidery thread. Stuff head tight with poly-fil.

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 19: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 20: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 21: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rows 22-25: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 26: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 27: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 28: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 29: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 30: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 31: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Stuff tight with poly-fil. Continue stuffing as you go.

Row 32: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 33: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 34: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Tie off and sew end shut.

Antenna:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 6 sc inside of circle. (6 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (12 stitches)

Row 3: Sc in each stitch around. (12 stitches)

Row 4: Dec around. (6 stitches)

Stuff with poly-fil.

Rows 5-7: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Position and sew onto top of head.

Wings:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 4-5: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Make two. Tie off first one. Don’t tie off second one.

Row 6: With yarn still attached to second piece, attach to first piece and sc around. (30 stitches)

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Rows 7-9: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 10: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 11: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 12: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 13: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Lay flat and sew onto back of body.

If you want to pick up the whole Backyard Bugs collection, you can do that on my Ravelry. There are a lot of cute bugs in this collection, along with Becky and Bo, the bug collectors.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook.

Squid

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These little squids are part of a fun set I just did called Under the Sea. This finished pattern measures approximately 5 inches tall.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

15mm safety eyes

Embroidery thread (optional)

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Bottom:

With buff yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Tie off.

Body:

With pink yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 11-13: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Rows 15-16: Sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Rows 18-19: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Rows 21-22: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rows 24-25: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Don’t tie off. Insert safety eyes between rows 20 and 21 with 6 stitches in between. Stuff tight with poly-fil.

Place bottom over opening and sc around with pink yarn to close. Sl st to first stitch. (30 stitches) Don’t tie off.

To make the tentacles, *ch 20. Work 2 sc’s in each of the first 5 ch’s, sc in the remaining ch’s. Sc in the next 2 stitches. Repeat from * around. (See photos)

You should end up with 10 tentacles. If you’d like, you can make 2 longer ones on each side and skip curling them at the ends.

Mouth (optional):

With pink yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Rows 2-3: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Tie off. Position and sew onto face. You could also just sew a mouth on with black embroidery thread.

If you want to pick up the whole Under the Sea set, you can get it in my Ravelry shop. Check out the other cute animals and mermaids that you can make with this set.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook. If you create any squids of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

 

6 Free Crochet Bag Patterns

With the increase in farmer’s markets and the increasing awareness of how bad plastic bags are for our environment, market bags are all the rage lately. You can buy reusable bags at every store you go to, but it’s so great having a nice market bag to put your fresh produce in. I personally plan to make a couple of them for me to take out to my garden when I go out to harvest my veggies.

The weather is also getting nicer, with hotter temperatures and longer days. I wanted to find some crochet bag patterns that would work for the market, for the park for a picnic, or for a day at the beach. There are a lot of free bag patterns out there, but I picked my 6 favorites to share with you.

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  1. This Lacy V Shopping Bag by Cathy Phillips has beautiful textures and patterns. You can find this pattern free on Ravelry.
  2. Dabbles and Babbles has designed this gorgeous crochet beach tote bag pattern, and I love the bright colors.
  3. This easy beach bag on Girlie’s Crochet looks delicate and sturdy all at the same time.
  4. The Stitchin’ Mommy’s summer fun market or beach tote is quick to work up and looks great.
  5. The Milo crochet market bag by Rescued Paws Designs is made with a double layer of tape yarn that makes it extra sturdy, while the pattern keeps it looking pretty.
  6. Valerie’s Market Tote by The Lavender Chair would be the perfect bag to throw a towel, some sunblock, sunglasses and a book into when you head off to the beach.

I hope you find a pattern here that will work for you. I’ll definitely be using a few of these patterns in the next couple of weeks. Do you have a favorite crochet bag pattern that you use? Head on over to Facebook and tell me about it!

Seahorse

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These little seahorses are part of a fun set I just did called Under the Sea. This finished pattern measures approximately 8 inches long.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

dc: double crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

12mm safety eyes

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Rows 3-5: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Rows 11-14: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Stop at this point and insert safety eyes between rows 10 and 11 with 12 stitches between them. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Continue stuffing as you work.

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 20: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut and tie off.

Tail and Body:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 4 sc inside of circle. (4 stitches)

Rows 2-6: Sc in each stitch around. (4 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (6 stitches)

Rows 8-12: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Row 13: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (8 stitches)

Rows 14-15: Sc in each stitch around. (8 stitches)

Row 16: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 17: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 18: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (12 stitches)

Row 19: Sc in each stitch around. (12 stitches)

Row 20: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (14 stitches)

Row 21: Sc in each stitch around. (14 stitches)

Stop at this point and stuff with poly-fil, leaving the first few rows unstuffed. Continue stuffing as you work.

Row 22: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (16 stitches)

Row 23: Sc in each stitch around. (16 stitches)

Row 24: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (18 stitches)

Row 25: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 26: Sc in first 8 stitches, inc in next 5 stitches, sc in last 7 stitches. (25 stitches)

Row 27: Sc in first 10 stitches, inc in next 5 stitches, sc in last 10 stitches. (30 stitches)

Rows 28-32: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 33: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 34-35: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 36: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 37-38: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 39: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 40-41: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Position and sew head onto body. Curl tail and sew in place.

Mane:

Ch 35

Row 1: *Sc in first 2 stitches, dc in next 2 stitches. Repeat from * across.

Tie off. Position and sew onto head and body.

Fins:

Ch 4

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each across. (3 stitches)

Row 2: Work 2 sc’s into first stitch, 2 dc’s into next stitch and 2 sc’s in last stitch. (6 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Position and sew onto sides of body.

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If you want to pick up the whole Under the Sea set, you can get it in my Ravelry shop. Check out the other cute animals and mermaids that you can make with this set.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook. If you create any seahorses of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

Putting Hair on Crocheted Dolls

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There are many different ways you can add hair to your crocheted dolls. I’m going to talk about three methods that I use often, and then show a couple of combination methods that also work well for me.

Looped Hair

This is the method I use the most. Cut the yarn twice as long as the length you want, but make it longer so you can trim it afterward to get it all even. Put the hook through the loop where you want the hair, grab a strand or two of your yarn and pull it through. Grab the end of the yarn and pull that through the loop.

You can cover a doll’s head in hair like this, but it would end up being way too much hair. When I use this method, I generally put the hair in ponytails or braids. Then you can just add the loops around the edges, leaving a bald spot in the middle.

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Seamed Hair

This method is a bit more complicated, but also takes less yarn and looks a bit cleaner.

Cut your yarn the length you want it, but as always leave it longer so you can trim it and make it even. Starting at the top of the head, hold a couple of strands of yarn on there and use your yarn needle and yarn of a matching color to sew it in place. Continue placing strands and sewing all the way down the back of the head.

This is a pretty quick method of putting on hair, but it will also leave a bald spot on their head.

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When I use this method, I put their hair in ponytails or braids to cover that bald spot.

While I think this method is quick and looks nice, it’s not a very good method to use if a child is going to be playing with the doll since it’s possible they could pull those strands out.

Wig Cap

This is the method that I use the most if I’m making a doll that’s going to be played with. A wig cap doesn’t look as natural, but it stays on better and is pretty easy to do.

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Wig caps are easy to make. You can do this by following the pattern for the dolls head, but instead of decreasing, add a few more rows. When I make caps, I keep testing it on my dolls head until it’s the size I want it.

You can sew the wig cap on and extend your stitches down a bit to make it look more like hair, or you can make a scalloped or shaped wig cap.

Combinations

There are many ways you can combine these methods to get the hair that you want. Here are a few combinations that I use.

Adding a Hat

This is my absolute favorite because, like using a wig cap, it stays in place well and will hold up to play. By adding hair under the hat, though, you also get the real look of hair.

Just add looped hair under the brim of the hat, or add some curls. Speaking of curls, they’re pretty easy to make too. You just crochet a chain longer than you want, then work two or three sc’s into each chain. Play around with it until you get the length you want, and leave a long tail at the beginning and end to attach it to the head.

With a hat, you can do different hair styles too. Leave the hair loose, or put it in braids or pigtails.

Adding Hair to a Wig Cap

If the wig cap is just too plain, you can always add hair to it. Try looping hair at the back to create a ponytail, or attach curls on each side to create curly pigtails.

Using a Wig Cap Under Looped Hair

Sometimes, looped hair will still leave gaps and bald spots, especially if you’re only looping one strand to keep the weight of the hair down. In this case, you can use a wig cap underneath the hair to disguise those spots.

These are just a few methods you can use to add hair to your crocheted dolls. There are so many different ways, it’s good to try a few and find what you like the best. You can totally change the look of a doll just by doing their hair differently, so you may find that you like to use many different methods like I do.

I hope this helps you to add hair to your crocheted dolls. If you have other neat methods that you use, go visit me on Facebook and tell me about it.