Nautical Hat - a free crochet pattern from Make My Day Creative

Nautical Baby Hat

Items for babies are so quick and easy to make.  Which is fortunate because  it seems like all my friends are having babies at the moment! I’ve been feeling nautical recently (as you’ll see again in another project soon).  White and blue stripes just feel lovely and fresh after being huddled in dark colours all…

Icicles Hat and Booties - Free Crochet Pattern

Icicles Baby Booties

Don’t you just love a matching set?  Luckily I had just enough yarn left over from making my icicles baby hat to make these cute booties. The heel/ankle part are worked in blossom stitch (the same as the main body of the hat) so you can also vary this one by changing the colours and…

Increasing in V-stitch pattern for Icicles Baby Hat.  How to shape crochet stitch patterns by Make My Day Creative.

Icicles Baby Hat

I seem to be gravitating towards all things snowflake-y at the moment.  I think it’s a combination of watching Frozen and looking forward to Christmas time. We’re looking forward to the arrival of a new niece in December so I have extra wintery things to crochet! I used blossom stitch for the main portion of…

Round Elephant - free crochet pattern

Elephant Toy

You may have noticed that I don’t tend to make a lot of toys.  I think it’s mostly because I quite like to get on with a pattern without constantly checking how each row needs to be worked.  However, this little elephant kept catching my eye on Ravelry and Pinterest, and I thought he’d make…

Soft Toy Baseball

Squishy Baseball

I’m a bit gutted that a good friend of mine recently emigrated to the USA.  Before she left I made “American” themed gifts for her children.  This one was for her baby boy. I had a look on Ravelry but I didn’t find any baseball patterns that I liked, so I made up my own. …

Assembled puzzle ball

Crochet Puzzle Ball

I spotted this fun ball on Ravelry (free pattern here).  Those of you who know me will already be aware that I like a good puzzle (I collect unusual Rubik’s cubes, and similar) so this project appealed to me.  Don’t worry though, it isn’t anything like as complex as that, it is aimed at babies! …

Cute and fun

Scalloped Edged Hat

I have decided to start stash busting and make some space to buy new wool.  (My husband only knows about the stash busting part so far…) These two hats used up the leftover heather I had from my Nanny’s diamond scarf (so soft!) and most of a ball of cream I also had lying around. …

Children’s Hats

I like a quick project to make me feel productive.  I often find that in between big projects I want to keep busy but I don’t always want a challenging pattern.  Making hats (particularly child-sized ones) is pretty quick and also useful for when I need a baby gift. The girl hats are based on…