July 21, 2014

Dog with Fleas Go To The Circus Play Set Free Crochet Pattern

 This is the second in my Dog with Fleas Play Set Series. It is called: Dog with Fleas Go To The Circus! The same dog is the carrying case for the play set.
 The dog carrying case opens to reveal a pop up red and white striped circus tent.
 There is a cannon and a ring of "fire".
 Flea Ring Master.
 Flea Clown.
The ring master also doubles as the strong man.

July 14, 2014

Dog with Fleas Play Set Free Crochet Pattern

This time the free pattern is for a play set I call: Dog with Fleas.The carrying case for the play set is a dog. It opens to reveal a pop up farm house and garden. There is a poppa farmer and momma flea and as many baby fleas as you care to make. Each baby flea has a wagon to be pulled in. Farmer and momma flea have bendable arms/legs that are chenille stems.

July 07, 2014

Free Baby Dress. Hat and Purse Set Crochet Pattern

 This week's free pattern is for a little girl's dress size 12 month, 18 month and 24 month.
 The dress features a rounded collar that is sewn to the dress and a matching center stripe that is crochet into the dress. Sugar 'N Cream yarns were used to make the set. You can find the pattern here.
 The dress opens in back and uses snaps to close it. The main body of the dress was done in a light tan or ecru color. The accent yarn for the collar, stripe, purse and hat is a multi-color yarn with white, yellow and browns.
 There is a pattern for a matching draw string purse so the little lady can go out in style.
A matching hat is also included in the pattern.

June 25, 2014

Free Vintage Crochet Pattern Hat and Pinwheel Purse

Here is a vintage pattern from my own collection. It is from the 1930's and is a hat and matching pinwheel purse. The pattern calls for Gimp which is not longer available but I've found that worsted weight (#4) yarn works well in its place.

June 15, 2014

Baby Doll Bed or Carrier Free Crochet Pattern

 This week's free pattern is one I designed a while ago. It was when JoAnns first came out those large skeins of boucle yarn that self stripes as you crochet it. I wanted to make something that took the entire skein of yarn and came up with this doll bed or carrier. You can find the pattern here.
 Here is a picture with large 3 month size baby doll in the bed. You can see the braided handle laying across the doll's body.
You will also need Pound of Love yarn to make the mattress and pillow, siez H hook, needle to take yarns, stuffing and some cardboard.The measurements are: Mattress: 11” (widest point across) X 18” and 1-1\4” thick; Pillow: 8” X 8”; Carrier: 14” X 20” and 5-1\2” deep.

June 02, 2014

Pop Tab Stuffed Lion Free Crochet Pattern

 This little guy stands 9" tall and has a pop tab mane. You can find the pattern here.
 Felt make the eyes and nose and are glued on to the lion's face.
It takes 75 pop tabs to created the lion's mane and its tail.
I hope you like it. It's one of my favorites.

May 19, 2014

Stars Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

 This weeks free crochet pattern is for this Star Afghan.
 The afghan is based on a series of blocks sewn togher and then edged. Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarns are used to make this afghan.
The stars are formed as you crochet the blocks.

Kokesho Dolls Place Mats Crochet Pattern

Cute and smiling Kokeshi girls make this place mats one of a kind.
Made using Lily Sugar 'n Cream yarns and H crochet hook.
Finished size: 12-1/2" X 15".
Make the four different hair styles or one set of each style.
Great way to bring a little fun to your table.
You will also need size 10 crochet threads in black and red, 7 crochet hook and needle to take crochet thread.
This pattern is one of my own design that has been converted into a pdf.
You may sell and item you make from one of my patterns. You can not sell or give the pattern away.
If you ever have a question about this or one of my other patterns I am just an e-mail away: contact@donnascrochetdesigns.com
Buy it on Etsy for 3.99!

May 11, 2014

White Top with Mesh Accents and Matching Purse Free Crochet Pattern

 This week's free pattern is for a top and matching purse. The pattern is sized ladies medium, large, extra large and double extra large.
 The top is sleeveless sleeve and  features a mesh accent at it's top with tiny white flowers added.
 The top goes over the head and is fastened in back with crochet buttons and loops.
The purse matches the top: mesh on top and solid white at the bottom. Two metal rings act as the handles and are covered in crochet. The purse is: 8-1/2" X 10"

May 04, 2014

Footed Pajamas For Baby Free Crochet Pattern

 This week's pattern is for a two piece pajama set sized for 12 month, 18 month and 24 month
 The top is separate from the bottom and connected by snap tap you sew to the pajamas.
 The top opens at the neck for easy one and off for the head. It also has snap tab applied.
 The pajamas are designed with feet attached .
This is what snap tape looks like. It is a webbed tape with snaps applied. It can be found in most fabric stores at the notion wall. It is by the yard so you can get as little or much as you want. The tape is designed to be sewn to garments.

April 20, 2014

April 14, 2014

Pop Tab Envelope Purse Free Crochet Pattern with Photo Tutorial

 Envelope Style Pop Tab Purse is my latest free pattern. An envelope purse is probably the easiest of all purses to make next to a sack purse. You simply make a long rectangle and fold it into thirds. The top fold is the flap for the purse. The next folds are sewn together at the sides to make the purse.
 What makes this purse unique it the fact that pop tabs are used to make the "fabric" for the purse. Because it is made with pop tabs crochet together the purse needs to be lined. To line it, you simply used the finished purse as a pattern (before the sides are sewn), cutting two of fabric making sure to add 1/2" all around for a seam allowance. Sew around edges of fabric leaving an opening for turning. Turn right side out, sew opening closed. Press lining to lay flat and then sew to the wrong side of the purse. Then fold and sew the purse.
Here is a photo tutorial on how to crochet the pop tabs into the "fabric."

April 11, 2014

April 08, 2014

Summer Cover-Up, Hat and Tote Set Free Crochet Pattern

This pattern set has instructions for a cover-up, hat and tote just im time for summer. I used Bernat Coordinates in a mix color but solids will look equally as well. The free pattern is here.
What I think is so great with this pattern is that the cover-up can be made to any size. What you do is work enough blocks to go around your bust and then add the netting to that so you can get a custom fit.

April 03, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern Stuffed Dragon Toy

 This toy dragon is a great size for Knight Ken to fight--and win!

He is made with #4 worsted weight yarn. You make the basic body which looks a lot like a bowling pin and then add the tail section, spikes, legs, tummy, wings, nose and eyes.

April 01, 2014

Knight Ken Outfit Free Crochet Pattern

 This week's free pattern is one to turn a Ken doll into a dashing Knight. Pattern is here.

 He has an all in one base garment with a red tunic over it as well as a head cover.
There are also instructions for a belt, sword and shield. 

March 31, 2014

Baby In Blue Matching Dress and Jacket Crochet Pattern

My latest pattern on Etsy. Only 3.99!
Spring is in the air especially when you take a look at this cute dress & jacket set!

Both the dress and jacket feature two-tone blue design.

The dress features a central pleat that when open reveals a darker blue. The dress is short sleeves and has a cute little bow at its center neck edge. It opens all the way up in back for easy on and off and fastens with the aid of snaps.

The jacket is front opening with large sleeves gathered at the wrists and features crochet buttons as added decoration.  A two color design in the shape of a T shows off the darker blue beautifully. The sample dress was made with blues but any two colors would work equally as well.

The dress and jacket set comes with the instructions to make 3 sizes: 12 month, 18 month and 24 month baby sizes.

Both items were crochet with a large J size hook to keep the outfit light and airy.
Made using Bernat Baby Sport Yarns in Light Blue and Denim.  You will also need needle to take yarn, small snaps, sewing needle and sewing thread.

Dress and jacket are made using half double crochet stitch and single crochet stitch.

This is a pattern of my own design.

Any item you make from one of my patterns you may sell.  You can not sell or give the pattern away.

March 18, 2014