Plaid Cowl - A super easy free crochet pattern from Make My Day Creative

Plaid Cowl

I’m glad to be back in blog land after a few weeks away on holiday – more on this later! I’ve seen a few plaid or tartan effect blankets done using this technique and I really like the effect.  This is a great way to try it out and make a great guy gift at…

Linen Stitch Gloves and Cowl set - Free crochet patterns from Make My Day Creative

Linen Stitch Fingerless Gloves

I had quite a bit of left over yarn from making my Linen Stitch Cowl so it clearly was meant to be a matching set! These fingerless gloves are made in the round starting with the arm and increasing over the hand before splitting for the thumb and finger holes. You can adjust the pattern…

Linen Stitch Cowl - a free crochet pattern from Make My Day Creative - so easy, no ends!

Linen Stitch Cowl

I have had these two yarns in my stash for a while.  I wanted to use them together but have spent a while thinking it through because the red and white/cream colour combination can look very Christmassy.  Although I love Christmas, I wanted whatever I made to be wearable the rest of the year! I…

Indian Summer Lace Top - free crochet pattern from Make My Day Creative

Indian Summer Lace Top

I thought it was about time I made an item of clothing since it has been a while since I did my Chevron Sweater.  This one is called Indian Summer Lace, because I’m hoping for an Indian summer especially so I can wear it more this year before the weather cools off! This is quick…

Moroccan Hexagon Motif - Free Crochet Pattern by Make My Day Creative - use this to make a cushion or blanket or scarf

Moroccan Motif Cushion

Do you find Arabic geometry as interesting as I do?  It fascinates me how a minor change in a repeat pattern can give a whole different look and feel to the resulting effect. The repeats of Moroccan style tiles have an affinity with crochet motifs and I’ve been wondering if I could recreate the effect…

Mix up hand made and shop bought cushions

Blue Cushions

Remember my living room make over? Well, it’s taking me an embarrassingly long time to sort out the final details.  I’m wondering if anyone else feels like they are never done when it comes to decorating? Maybe I am just too easily distracted… Anyway, this week I made some good progress in that I bought…

Pacific Rim Crochet Shawl - free pattern from Make My Day Creative

Pacific Rim Shawl

I’m interrupting my series on How to Design Crochet Patterns to bring you my latest project.  Don’t worry though, I’ll be continuing this next time, I just thought it was time for a new crochet pattern! Following working on my Atlantic Lace Shawl I thought it would be fun to work on some more ocean…