Crochet Rope Basket 3 years later - free pattern by Make My Day Creative

Crochet Rope Basket Update

When I first made this crochet rope basket back in June 2013 I really wasn’t expecting to get much of reaction.  To me it was just something I made for a specific space and use.  However, it turns out that people like baskets a lot more than I thought – this is easily my most…

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…

Honeycomb Pop Basket - a free crochet pattern from Make My Day Creative

Honeycomb Pop Basket

If you follow me on facebook, you’ll have seen that this project has been near completion for a while.  One of the problems I often come across is running out of yarn.  I really don’t like to overbuy and of course when you are making something up as you go it is hard to gauge…

Crochet heart decorations - free pattern from Make My Day Creative

Hanging Hearts

Did you spot the hanging heart in the pictures of my zigzag Christmas stocking?  Well I received a few requests for the pattern, which was flattering because there are a few similar patterns around.  Sorry these aren’t in time for Christmas – but they are in time for Valentine’s Day! (Or you can really use…

Rectangular Diamond Trellis Basket - Free customisable crochet pattern with video stitch tutorial!

Rectangular Diamond Trellis Basket

More stash busting yarn storage! I know one of the reasons my customisable rope basket has been popular is because of it’s rectangular shape.  So I thought I’d expand on my patterns using the diamond trellis stitch and make a rectangular version of this round one! This rectangular version is also customisable – just do…

Pretty Passion Flower Doily - free pattern in dk weight yarn

Passion Flower Doily

I managed to scare my husband a little with this project.  Along with most men he is doily averse.  As it grew I could see him eyeing it up and looking worried.  In fairness, there is plenty of crochet around the home already without me covering all available surfaces with doilies! This was actually made…

I want to make this!

Diamond Trellis Basket

I’ve had this idea in my head for a while.  When I was making my Zigzag Scarf and Diamond Cowl  patterns I noticed that this stitch results in a firm fabric. Dense and cosy for a scarf, but when worked with a slightly smaller hook it becomes stiff and therefore ideal for baskets! When I…

Waterlily 057

Water Lily

It was bound to happen.  I bought this yarn for the blanket I’m working on – but of course I got distracted. I’ve been looking for a good water lily pattern for a while, and whilst I’ve seen a few most of them require sewing several layers together.  Also, most water lilies I have seen…

Customisable Crochet Basket

Crochet Rope Basket

I’ve been looking for a basket of specific dimensions for a while without any luck.  Then I saw a circular version of this idea and realised I could make my own! This uses a technique similar to thrumming, where you crochet over another thread to add bulk to a fabric.  If you have ever crocheted over your…