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…

Simple Origami Baubles - free crochet pattern with video from Make My Day Creative

Christmas Crochet

Isn’t it great how so many Christmas projects lend themselves to stash busting?  I think it’s because Christmas items tend to be smaller and involve using lots of colour.  It’s great because we can keep crocheting away even though we are spending on all those Christmas gifts (which we aren’t making) and festive food and…

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…

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…

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…

Love Hearts - Free Crochet Patterns from Make My Day Creative - just in time for Valentine's Day!

Hearts Round-Up

I’m continuing to update my archive of patterns with pdf downloadables.  This time around I’ve focussed on my heart containing patterns – just in time for Valentine’s day! One of the best things about all of these projects is that they are great for stash-busting those scraps you just don’t want to waste – and…

Orange and Dark Chocolate Muffins Recipe - Dairy free

Orange and Dark Chocolate Muffins

These muffins were a happy discovery.  This is the third batch I’ve made in two weeks!  They came in to being as a way of using up left over mixed peel from a chocolate pan forte I made at Christmas time.  They got gobbled up so fast I’ve now had to buy more peel! Make…

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…

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…

Pocket Full of Posies Pouch - Free Crochet Pattern from makemydaycreative.com

Pocket Full of Posies Pouch

Remember my Flower Trails Fingerless Gloves?  Well this project is made using the left over single skein I had.  I love making the puff flower stitch with this yarn, so I’ve used it again here – so this is a matching item if you like to match your purse and gloves! I think I’ll be…

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. …

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…