Bubble Wrap Cowl - a free crochet Pattern from Make My Day Creative

Bubble Wrap Crochet Cowl

  This cowl was one of my husband’s Christmas gifts so I have been waiting to share it for a while.  When I was making the plaid cowl for my brother I fell a bit in love with this yarn.  Not a surprise because I am a fan of chainette construction yarns.  (Read more about…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

Atlantic Lace Shawl 161

Atlantic Lace Shawl

Happy New Year to you all!  After all that hard work crafting for Christmas, why not treat yourself to making one of my latest crochet patterns? I’ve named this shawl “Atlantic” because I crocheted the majority of it whilst on the plane over this ocean during my recent trip to North America.  I think it’s…

Tailor Made Padded Eye Masks

Padded Eye Masks

How well do you sleep?  I sometimes have the problem of waking up really early in the morning, like around 4am, when it’s just getting light, or needing to sleep in the day if I have a bad headache.  I think it happens when I haven’t been crocheting enough! Since I chopped off all my…

Simple Flower Trails Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern by makemydaycreative.com

Flower Trails Fingerless Gloves

I’m very blessed to have a husband who remembers our wedding anniversary.  If it wasn’t for him reminding me I think I’d forget every year!  This year is 7 years for us.  A great year because traditionally the gift given is wool… and this is what he chose for me! A lovely textured alpaca yarn…

Free crochet scarf patterns for autumn from makemydaycreative.com

Scarf and Cowl Patterns

As you may remember from my earlier post on bracelet patterns, I’m currently going through my old posts and adding pdf downloads to my patterns (in both US and UK crochet terms). As the weather seems to have turned chilly recently, I thought I’d move on to these scarf patterns instead.  And I included the…

Puffy Flowers - A super quick and free cute crochet pattern

Puffy Flowers

I’d anticipated getting lots done these last 2 weeks.  Last year I made this Avalon top whilst watching Wimbledon.  Well this year I seem to have just watched Wimbledon and not made anything whilst doing so… whoops! Consequently I’ve had had a bit of a making frenzy and started about 6 projects in one go. …

Cute, fun and easy to make project

Easter Bunny Pompoms

If you read yesterday’s post on Inherited Stash, you’ll see that I promised a way of using up those odd bits of yarn we all have lying around. And if you’ve been following me for a while you’ll also know that I love sending my niece (aged 5) craft projects to do (I’m sending her…

Super Easy Chocolate and Vanilla Mix Muffins

Chocolate and Vanilla Muffins

It’s confession time. These muffins didn’t exactly turn out the way I had planned. I wasn’t even going to blog them but then my husband said that they were “the best muffins you’ve ever made”.    Well, I’ve made a lot of cakes in my time, and he has eaten even more, so this is high…

Simple Letters Card

Simple Letters Card

I don’t know about you, but for me most of the Valentine’s Day stuff that appears in the shops after the Boxing Day sales doesn’t appeal.  Don’t get me wrong – obviously it’s good for people to show their loved ones they care, but personally I would find a giant teddy bear to be an…

Butterfly scarf crochet pattern

Butterfly Scarf

Those of you who “like” my page on facebook will know that last week I had the misfortune of fracturing my elbow.  (It was a bike/ice/corner combination of events resulting in me now needing to wear a sling for 4-6 weeks.) So I haven’t been able to do much crafting recently! :( Fortunately I had…