February 16, 2017

How To Make Legs for Crochet Toy Dargon


One of my more popular free toy patterns is this dragon. You can find the pattern for this cute guy here.


I have been asked to do a photo tutorial on how the make the leg for the dragon and I finally got around to it. You can find it here.


Enjoy!
Donna

February 13, 2017

Free Top, Lace Shrug and Matching Purse Crochet Pattern Set


This week's free pattern is really 3 patterns: Peppercorn Top, Shrug & Purse Set. You can find the pattern here.


The top and purse is made with 100 percent cotton Sugar 'N Cream yarn by the name of Peppercorn. It is a yarn most people use to make dish cloths and scrubbers. I thought it would be interesting to take the yarn out of the kitchen and into your closet.


The top is in a halter style with lace straps and lace covered front.


The shrug (as well as the lace trims) is made with size 10 crochet thread but with a larger than normal crochet hook: Size E. This makes the shrug and lace faster to make and very light in weight.


Here is the detail of the lace used for the shrug and lace trim.

Enjoy!
Donna

February 08, 2017

Photo Tutorial How To Make The Brim For a Monkey Hat


I just posted a photo tutorial on how to crochet the brim on this Monkey Hat. You can find the tutorial here.


You can find the free crochet pattern for this Monkey Hat here.

Enjoy!
Donna

February 06, 2017

Lilac Purse with Pearl Beads and Crochet Roses Free Crochet Pattern


Lovely Lilac Purse features pearl beads and crochet roses. You can find the pattern here.


Crochet roses are strung with beads and then sewn to the bottom of the purse. The purse was made with Patons Lacette yarn in Lilac Lace and size E hook.


The handles are a combination of 16 mm pearl beads, size E beads in clear and amber and more crochet roses. Finish size of the bag is 8" X 10"

Enjoy!
Donna

February 01, 2017

Thread Red Loops Necklace Free Crochet Pattern


This week's free pattern is for a fun necklace with a great loop texture. You can find the pattern here.


The necklace is 24" long and features crochet gold beads and gold clasp cover. You will need size 7 hook, size 10 crochet thread in red and gold, necklace clasp and needle to take thread.

Enjoy!
Donna

January 20, 2017

Hats, Bags and Accessories Free Vintage Crochet Pattern


Here is this week's free vintage pattern from my collection. It is really four hat patterns in booklet form. You can find the pdf here.

Enjoy!
Donna

Free Pattern and Tutorial Woven Accents Purse


Woven accents purse features stripes of crochet woven over and under to get this unique look. You can find the free crochet pattern for the purse here.


There is also a photo step by step tutorial on how to weave the stripes here.


As a bonus I've added a photo tutorial on how to line the purs as well. It can be found here.

I hope you like them all!
Enjoy!
Donna

January 16, 2017

12 inch Baby Doll Outfit and Penguin Costume Free Crochet Pattern


This weeks free pattern is a double pattern. It is an everyday outfit and Penguin costume for a 12 inch size baby doll. You can find the pattern here.


There is also a tiny Penguin doll that is sized just right for the 12 inch baby doll to love.


Here is the Penguin costume on the doll and she is holding the Penguin toy.


 Cute Penguin feet are styling this all in one costume.


A tiny top hat sits atop the costume's head. You also get a great view of the Penguin's beak.


Here is is everyday outfit for the 12 inch baby doll. As you can see a cute Penguin applique is sewn to the doll's top.


A bow headband tops the doll's head.


Here is an up close look at the Penguin applique.


The pants for the baby doll have feet attached to them and tie with a draw string.

Hope you like it!
Enjoy!
Donna

January 03, 2017

Pop Tab Tote Crochet Pattern from Donna's Crochet Designs


This weeks free crochet pattern is my popular Pop Tab Tote! Found here.


 It was crochet using a baby weight yarn and 240 pop tabs. The pop tabs are crochet into each motif and then connected as you go.


Even the tote's straps have pop tabs crochet into them! I have several photo tutorials on how to crochet with pop tabs found here and here and here.

Enjoy!
Donna