Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Winterberry Headwrap.

I love this headwrap.  It works up in about 30 minutes (depending on how fast you crochet).  It is made with Homespun yarn, so it feels nice and warm.  For this pattern I dropped a couple hook sizes, from what I usually work with for this yarn, to give a bit of a warmer/tighter stitch.

Have you tried using Lion Brand Homespun?  Did you find that you didn't like working with it?  It is a very common complaint, not finding it easy to work with.  I, too, use to avoid homespun.  The secret for me was to work with a large hook.  I found that working with an N hook made it easier to get use to.  For me, I wasn't able to really see the top of my stitches and it would frustrate me.  Now, I find myself gravitating towards Homespun more than anything else, especially in the colder weather. 

I promise, it gets easier!  Give it another try!  My Cozy Cowl Pattern is a great easy pattern to give Homespun another go!  My Cozy Cowl Pattern calls for Homespun and an N hook.

Ok, now for the Winterberry Headwrap pattern.  :)  This headwrap is "one size fits most".  It fits both me and my 4 year old very comfortably!  When I finished the headwrap, I decided it needed something, so I made one of my 3 layer flowers to attach.
Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet Winterberry Headwrap Pattern
Winterberry headwrap
You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
Lion Brand Homespun Yarn
I hook
Scissors
Yarn needle

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Snowflake Coffee Kozie Applique

Another day, another crochet applique pattern.  :)  I love this one.  This one is quick and easy...only 3 rounds!
I attached mine to a coffee Kozie, but you could even crochet a few and add them to a cute Winter hat!

Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet snowflake applique pattern
Snowflake Applique
You may not change, copy, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
G hook
Worsted weight yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Tree Coffee Kozie Applique

Are you looking for a quick and easy gift to crochet?  This may be what you are looking for!  Kozies make a great little add on for any gift.
You can even spruce up your own morning coffee with a fun Kozie! I love making Kozies for the season or holiday. 

Christmas tree and small start applique:
Swirls and Sprinkles: Christmas tree coffee kozie applique pattern
Tree coffee kozie
You may not change, copy, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
G hook
Worsted (4 weight) yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle

Monday, November 25, 2013

Slanted Shell Convertible Shawl

While out with the family I saw a woman wearing a gorgeous "shrug".  I noticed that it was buttoned, rather than sewn secure.  It dawned on me that the "shrug" could be worn multiple ways.  I thought about it and thought it would make a fun project to figure out. 
The stitch I used is similar to a stitch I saw on a friends baby blanket.  The stitch looks like the crosshatch stitch, or diagonal box stitch, though I did mine differently.  I just went from memory of what the stitch looked like and came up with a way to duplicate it. 
Here is a close up of the stitch:
Swirls and Sprinkles: Convertible shawl crochet pattern
Convertible Shawl

This was a lot of fun to make.   I hope you enjoy it too!

Convertible Shawl
Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet Slanted Shell Convertible Shawl Pattern
Shawl
What you will need:
G hook
Worsted weight yarn. (4 skeins of Aurora Borealis and 1 skein of solid complementing color)
Scissors
Yarn needle
6 buttons

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My Favorite Elf Hat

This was one of the first items I made up on my own, back when selling was my focus.  I think it is still my favorite hat to make and wear.  I will be making a few new ones this year.  I have the pattern listed as child 3-10, though the hat easily fits me, as well.  Really I think it's more of a one size fits most.  Gotta love a mostly universal pattern!  :)

Look how little my girlie is, in this picture!  Picture was taken a couple years ago.
Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet My Favorite Elf Pattern
My Favorite Elf Hat
You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
I hook
Worsted Weigh Yarn (4 weight)
Scissors
Yarn needle

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Snug as a bug in a shrug

Finally!  A crochet item that my daughter is actually wearing!!!  She is loving her new shrug.  The shrug is a great alternative to a jacket on those slightly chilly days.
I actually made this for my daughter in the early spring.  Going off of memory, I think it took only 1 skein of yarn. (98% sure)   I love one skein wonders!
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet pattern.  Child size shrug.
Snug as a bug in her shrug.

This shrug pattern is written for a child size.  The arms are wide because my daughter doesn't like anything to tug on her shirt.  The arm width is actually a decent size for an adult.  The pattern is very easily converted to any size, just keep crocheting until the piece is the length that you need, to go across the arms and back.

Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet Shrug Pattern
Child Shrug
You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
Ww yarn
I hook
Scissors
Yarn needle

Monday, October 7, 2013

Cozy Cowl

There is nothing that I love more than a super simple crochet pattern.  This pattern is exactly that. 
I made this cowl with Homespun yarn.  It is also extra wide, so when it is worn as a cowl it is super cozy and it is wide enough to pull over your head. 
 
Swirls and Sprinkles: super simple crochet cowl pattern
Cowl worn like a hood.
It not only fits my daughter, but it also fits me.  Guess that is something else that I love, a pattern that is versatile enough to work for almost everybody!
Ok, onto the pattern.

Super simple, extra wide cowl
Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet cozy cowl pattern
Cozy cowl
You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
Bulky weigh yarn (5) Used homespun
N hook
Scissors
Yarn needle

Monday, September 16, 2013

Chunky Hooded Infinity Scarf

This crochet hooded scarf is one of my recent favorite projects.  I just love how it turned out.  It is so warm and cozy!  This would make a great Christmas gift! 
I used Yarn Bee Fleece Lite in Rustica.  The color is amazing and I love the feel of the yarn.  It works up really well.
I think I am going to have to make a second one because both me AND my daughter are going to want to wear it...once it finally cools down!

Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet Hooded Infinity Scarf.  Free pattern.
Hooded Infinity Scarf
You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

Hooded Infinity Scarf.  One size fits most.
What you will need:
N hook
Bulky weight yarn (5) I used 2 skeins of yarnbee fleece light.
Scissors
Yarn needle

Friday, September 13, 2013

Winter Hand Muff

This crochet pattern was fun to come up with.  I had the yarn before I had the idea for the pattern.  The yarn felt so soft and squishy and I kept playing with the skein.....It dawned on me.  HAND MUFF!  I can't wait for Winter to get here, so my daughter can use it!!
Swirls and Sprinkles: free crochet hand muff pattern
Hand Muff
You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

I would call this size, one size fits most.  It is good for me and my daughter, though I do have small hands.

What you will need:
K hook
Super Bulky Yarn (6) I used Yarn Bee Soft Illusion.
Scissors
Yarn needle

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Broomstick Lace Fingerless Gloves

One thing that I love about crochet is that there is always something new to learn.  Until now, I had never made anything using broomstick lace.  I decided to give it a try and came up with these:
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet broomstick lace fingerless gloves pattern
Broomstick Lace Fingerless Gloves

Something I realized while trying to learn the stitch is that there are multiple ways people make the stitch.  I found youtube videos with working your piece with the RS (right side) facing at all times, working right to left, then left to right.  I found vidoes with turning after each row...both give a similar look, though I prefer keeping the RS facing at all times.  It gives a smoother more uniform look (IMO).  Some have you work in both loops of the stitch, some have you work in the BLO (back loop only).  

I found while creating this pattern that I had some choices to make.  Choice one, I could work around my piece right to left, then work back left to right, or I could work my piece in a continuous round right to left.  I chose the latter.  I found it to feel more natural, though both ways give the same overall look.  Choice two, I could work in both loops of the stitch, or I could work in the BLO, I chose both loops.

If you are familiar with the stitch, go with what you feel comfortable with.  If you have never used this stitch, I would highly suggest taking a look at this video tutorial by Moogly, so you can at least get an idea for what each step will look. 

I did take some extra photos trying to show some steps of the stitch.  I hope you find them helpful!

Are you ready?  Ok, here we go...

Friday, August 16, 2013

Small Halloween Treat Bags

This treat bag pattern was really fun to make.  The bags themselves work up in about 15 minutes, so this is a quick crochet project.  They take a little longer to finish if you want to add embellishments. (like the ghost face or vine)
As Halloween gets closer, I am going to put a little treat in the bags for my kids and hang the bags on their doorknobs, for a little sweet surprise.
Once I know how many kids are in my son's class, at school, I am going to make a bunch of the pumpkins for their Halloween party.  :) 


What you will need:
H hook
Ww yarn (orange and green for pumpkin and white and black for ghost)
Scissors
Yarn needle


Abbreviations:
ch-chain
st/st's-stitch/stitches
hdc-half double crochet
sc-single crochet
Swirls and Sprinkles: free crochet mini treat bag pattern for Halloween.
Pumpkin mini treat bag
Swirls and Sprinkles: free crochet halloween treat bag pattern
Small Halloween treat bags
You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Granny Stitch Poncho

This crochet project was fun to make.  I don't know what took me so long to think of it.  If you have made anything with the granny stitch, you are going to find this a breeze to make.  I have a feeling that this is going to get a lot of wear, once the weather cools down, of course. 
I'd say that this pattern size is written for 3-5 years.  The pattern can be easily adjusted, though.  The collar of the poncho can be made larger or smaller by adding or subtracting from your beginning chain.  Of course the length is easily adjusted by adding or subtracting rounds.

 You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

 Child Poncho Ages 3-5

What you will need:
K hook
Bulky Yarn (5) Lions Brand Jiffy
Scissors
Yarn needle

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tissue Box Kozie

School is almost back in session and that can mean only one thing....Autumn is around the corner!  Maybe that fact will make it easier to crochet in 100+ degree temps.
In celebration of Autumn's return being just around the corner, I made something pumpkin themed.  :)
This Tissue Box Kozie works up really quickly.  It is a great item for decorating your desk without taking up any extra space.

Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet pumpkin tissue box Kozie pattern
Pumpkin Kozie
 You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
H hook
Ww yarn (orange and green)
Scissors
Yarn needle

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Crochet Ladybug Bag

I made this bag for my daughter.  I couldn't decide if I wanted to make eyes for it, so I left them off.  Less is more, right? 
Swirls and Sprinkles: free crochet ladybug bag
Ladybug purse
What you will need:
I hook
G hook
2 colors of yarn I used black and purple
Scissors
Yarn needle


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Summer's Night Infinity Wrap

Have you ever been to the store and seen yarn that you HAD to buy?  It doesn't happen to me very often, I can usually talk myself down from it, but not yesterday.  I am walking down a yarn isle, looking for yarn for a future project, when these vibrant colors catch my eye.  Without thinking, I put the yarn in my basket and continued on my way. 
What ended up in my cart was Yarn Bee Aurora Borealis Twist in Fruit Punch.  Even the name sounds fun!
These pictures don't do the colors justice.  It was hard to get my daughter to stay still for the pictures.  She was much more interested in playing!

I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it at first, but it hit me this morning....I'll make a wrap for my daughter!
I sat down with my hook and had this wrap finished in less than an hour!
Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet Summer Infinity Wrap Pattern
Front of wrap
Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet summer infinity wrap pattern
Back side of wrap

  You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
N hook
Worsted weight (4)  I used Yarn Bee Aurora Borealis Twist in Fruit Punch
Scissors
Yarn needle
Stitch marker (optional)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Set of 3 Washcloths


Are you looking for something to make for Mother's Day?  What about a "pamper yourself" gift, or "New Mommy" package?  These crocheted washcloths would be a great addition! 
Swirls and Sprinkles: free crochet washcloth patterns

The washcloths measure between 8-9 inches square.  It will depend on your tension.  The patterns are easily adjusted.  If you would like them a little larger, you could increase your hook size or add a few beginning chains. 
Each washcloth has a different texture and stitch pattern.  I really enjoyed working these up. 


This first pattern is for a hdc v-stitch washcloth.
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet v-stitch washcloth pattern
Hdc v-stitch washcloth
  You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need for each washcloth:
H hook
Worsted 100% cotton yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ice Pop Kozie

My kids LOVE these!  They use them every time we have ice pops.  (which is A LOT, during the Summer)  I love them because I no longer hear about cold fingers.  Win-win. 
These are quick and easy to crochet up and the pattern is really simple. 
I have been making and selling these Kozies since I first learned how to crochet.  We probably have about 15-20 of them scattered though out the house.  :)
I have found that these Kozies fit well over a frozen go-gurt tube, too.  Another Summer snack staple, around here.
Swirls and Sprinkles:  Free crochet ice pop Kozie/cover pattern
Summer colored ice pop Kozies
 You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me


What you will need:
H hook
Worsted weight yarn 
Scissors
Yarn needle

Monday, April 15, 2013

Letters F G H I and J

These are in the next 5 letters for the crocheted afghan letter blocks/squares. 
Letters A-E can be found HERE.
I have been having a lot of fun with these.  I hope you enjoy them as much I do.  :)

Swirls and Sprinkles: free crochet afgahn alphabet block/square pattern
Letters for my son's wall hanging
 You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me



What you will need:
H hook
Worsted weight yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle
 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Adult Size Breath of Spring Hat

After posting the Toddler Breath of Spring Hat (pattern can be found here), I had a lot of requests for an adult size pattern, so here it is....FINALLY!  I know it took a while to get this finished.  I thought I would have been able to crochet this up sooner, but between wip's and family, it took some time.  Thanks for being so patient with me and understanding.  :)

Swirls and Sprinkles: free crochet breath of spring adult size hat pattern.
Adult Breath of Spring
The matching Breath of Spring Scarf can be found HERE.
You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
Worsted weight yarn
K hook
Scissors
Yarn needle

Monday, April 8, 2013

Letters of the day


I don't know that all the letters will actually be posted in alphabetical order, but the first batch is.  :)
These patters are for crochet afghan letter blocks A, B, C, D, and E.  L was already posted here.
These letter blocks work up in about 30 minutes and measure approx 6 inches (before a border).  If you are making a blanket with them I would highly suggest you border them with a sc around, to make joining easier and cleaner.
I can't wait to make a crochet blanket with these blocks/squares!
Letter F, G, H, I, and J blocks/square patterns can be found  HERE!



Letter A
Swirls and Sprinkles: free crochet afghan letter block A pattern
Crochet block A
I made the grids as a visual aid.  White squares=sc  Red squares=bobble

 You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me



What you will need:
H hook
Worsted weight yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Letter L Block

I was busy this weekend, making letter blocks to spell out my kids' names.  I am going to hang the blocks in their bedrooms.  I think they turned out really well.  :)
Here are a couple of pictures
Swirls and Sprinkles: free crochet L block pattern
Blocks in progress
Swirls and Sprinkles: free crochet letter L block pattern
Finished blocks (Thunder Up!)
Before the borders, the blocks measure 6 inches.  To border my daughter's, I did a sc around and then shells.  For my son's I did a sc and then rev-sc.
They work up pretty quickly and the project possibilities are endless.  Wall hangings, blankets, bags, banners...
I am so happy with how the blocks turned out that I am going to work up patterns for the whole alphabet.  :)  I am going to start with the letter L.  It is simple and quick.  I would LOVE LOVE LOVE some feedback about the pattern and how your blocks turn out.
I plan on posting about 5-6 letters at a time. I am working on the written patters for a couple more letters and should have the first batch ready this week.  :)

Letter L
Letter block L
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What you will need:
H hook
Worsted weight yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle

Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter Egg Coffee Kozie

I thought this was a fun idea for the Easter egg applique pattern.  Have I mentioned that I am on a Kozie kick lately? 
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet Easter egg coffee Kozie pattern
Egg Kozie
 You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me


What you will need:
G hook
Worsted weight yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Egg applique

Very simple pattern that is perfect for Easter!  This little gem only takes minutes to make.  :) You can add them to clothing, hats, scarves, make a garland...and anything else you can think of.

Swirls and Sprinkles: free crochet Easter egg applique pattern
Egg
 You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me

What you will need:
G hook
Worsted weight yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle



Monday, March 18, 2013

Easter Chick Coffee Kozie

Yes, I have been on a coffee Kozie kick.  Last night it dawned on me that I need an Easter chick Kozie to go with my bunny.  :)

Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet Easter chick coffee Kozie pattern
Easter Chick
 You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
H hook
G hook
Worsted weight yarn.  (I used yellow, orange, and black)
Scissors
Yarn needle

Friday, March 15, 2013

Easter Bunny Coffee Kozie

Coffee is an absolute morning staple, for me.  It only stands to reason to have a Kozie for every season and Holiday.
This first Easter Kozie uses my original Kozie pattern.  I just added a little to it to make the bunny.
Hope you love it.  :)

Swirls and Sprinkles: free crochet Easter bunny coffee Kozie pattern
Bunny coffee Kozie
 You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
H hook
G hook
Worsted weight yarn (I used white, blue, and pink)
Scissors
Yarn needle

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Tulip Garden Scarf

Tulips are my FAVORITE Spring flower.  I wanted to make something that was Springy, but would keep me warm at the soccer fields.  It is always sooo windy out there.  Today I will be sporting my new scarf.  :)

Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet Tulip Garden scarf pattern
Tulip Garden Scarf
 You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
I hook
Worsted weight yarn in at least 2 colors.  I used green, purple, and pink.
Scissors
Yarn needle

Friday, March 8, 2013

Flower headband

I was in the process of making something (pattern to come), when I realized that what I had could be turned into something for my daughter.
I LOVE this headband.  They way I have the pattern written, the headband is not adjustable, though it has an ok amount of stretch to it.  Come to think of it, it could be made adjustable.  (instructions to come)
This headband size is child 3-10.  It fits well on my almost 4 year old and stretches to fit my 9 year old.  (he wasn't to happy when I placed it on his head  lol)
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet flower headband pattern
Cutie!
 You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

Flower Headband
What you will need:
I hook
Worsted weight yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Newborn Cocoon

Oh how I wish I had a newborn to model this one.  I love how this cocoon turned out.  It measures approx 14 inches long and approx 8 inches wide.
I have seen cocoons anywhere from 14ish inches long-22ish inches long.  I had small babies, so 14 seemed good to me.  If you want make yours longer just add some extra rows before fastening off.
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet newborn cocoon pattern
Can't you just see little fingers and toes poking out of there?  :)
 You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

***This cocoon is intended for use as a photo prop.  Do not leave a baby in the cocoon unattended or for long periods of time.  

What you will need:
N hook
Super Bulky Yarn (I used Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn)
Scissors

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Egg shaped goody bags

I don't know about you, but I am a SUCKER for Easter candy.  It is my absolute favorite candy.  So, every year I just sprinkle jelly beans and m&m's into my kids' Easter baskets.  Of course, every year we end up with a huge jelly bean mess.  Either the kids drop them around the house, or they somehow spill out.

This year, I decided to make them something to place the jelly beans in.  I made a little egg shaped goody bag.  It is absolutely PERFECT!  I may have to make one for myself, too.  I am a sucker for Easter colored M&M's.  ;)
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet Easter goody bag pattern
Easter goody bag

The bags work up fast enough, that you could easily make enough for a whole classroom of kiddos.  You could fill them with stickers, erasers, candy, pencils (though they would stick out the top), stamps, gift cards...the possibilities are endless. 

In the picture I am showing one laid flat and the other is lightly stuffed, just to try to show the shape a bit better.
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet Easter goody bag pattern
Egg shaped goody  bags
 You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Loopy Flower

I am ready for Spring to be here for good!  We are on a weather roller coaster, around here.  60's-70's one day and snow the next.
Today, I feel like posting some Spring.  :)
Swirls and Sprinkles: crochet loopy flower free pattern
Loopy Flower
 You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.


8 petal flower
What you will need:
H hook
Worsted weight yarn 2 colors  I used yellow and pink
Scissors
Yarn needle

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Adult Bulky Beanie

It was suggested to me to make a pom pom hat, like the red infant hat.  I thought it was a fun idea, but was going to wait until the next hat season to make it.  That was until I received this in the mail:
Swirls and Sprinkles: free crochet bulky adult hat pattern
My very own goodies!
Yep, my mom stuffed some homespun into a goody box that was for the kids.  *I* got some goodies, too.  :)  (Thanks mom!)  It was such a wonderful surprise.
Since I had some new yarn, I decided to sit down and work something up.  I decided not to put poms on this hat, but you could EASILY add them.
I LOVE how this yarn worked up.  The colors are gorgeous.  The hat itself works up really quickly and is easy to make.  This is what I came up with.
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet adult bulky hat pattern
Adult hat made with Bulky yarn
 You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
N hook
Lion Brand Homespun yarn ( bulky 5)
Scissors
Yarn needle

Friday, February 1, 2013

Granny Squares

I have an idea of something to make using granny squares, so I sat down and came up with this easy granny square pattern.  While these squares may not be good for what I had in mind, I still really liked them.  I had fun figuring it out and hope you like it, too.  They would make a great throw/blanket. 
I made the granny squares using 2 colors.  I made one in Peacock and white, and one in Peacock and black.
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet granny square pattern
Granny Squares
Here is a bit of a closer look:
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet granny square pattern
Granny Square
 You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Breath of Spring Hat

This hat matches the Breath of Spring Scarf.  The pattern is very easy and quick to work up.  This pattern is for Toddler size, Toddler-age 3.  I will be working *at least* a child size hat in this style. I can't wait to get some pictures of my daughter in one of these hats!  
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet Breath of Spring hat pattern
Breath of Spring Hat
I also have the adult pattern available HERE!
You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
K hook
Worsted weight yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Airy Breath of Spring Scarf



 I bought some yarn, not knowing what I was going to make with it.  I just loved the color.  The yarn is Hobby Lobby's "I love this yarn" in the color Peacock.  I don't think the photos do this color justice.  It is probably my new favorite color.
With no real plan in mind, I just picked up my hook and started playing around.  I ended up with this scarf.  I think it is perfect for Spring. 


I used about half the skein for the scarf.  I think I will be making a matching hat, tonight.  :)
The toddler hat is finished!  You can check it out HERE!
The adult hat pattern can be found HERE!
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet Breath of Spring Scarf pattern
Breath of Spring Scarf
 You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
K hook
Worsted weight yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
ch-chain
sc-single crochet
sp-space

Monday, January 28, 2013

Round Dishcloth/Washcloth Pattern

So, this is what I was in the process of making when I made the Face cleansing pads.  I was going for a dishcloth.  I love the texture on this dish cloth, it makes some of the scrubbing easier!
When I finished the first one, my daughter asked to use the new "washcloth" in her bath.  Huh, what do you know, 2 projects in one!  I am going to make some cute girly colored ones for her and some more boyish colors for my son.
The finished size is approx 7 inches.  You can easily make this as large as you would like.  Just keep increasing the number of stitches (by 1) between your increases, for each additional row.
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free round crochet dishcloth/washcloth pattern.
Round dishcloth
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Round Dishcloth/washcloth

What you will need:
G hook
Worsted cotton yarn.  I used Sugar and Cream
Scissors
Yarn needle
Stitch marker  (you can use a scrap piece of yarn, or if you are good at keeping your count, not use one at all)

Abbreviations
ch-chain
St/st’s-stitch/stitches
Hdc-half double crochet

For rounds 2-? Place your stitch marker in the first stitch of each round.  (I left a long tail from my magic circle and placed that in my first stitch of each round)


Start with Magic circle.  (or you can ch 2 and work in the second ch from the hook)

Round 1: ch 1, 10 hdc into circle.  Join with first hdc.  (10hdc)
You will be working in the 3rd loop of each stitch for the rest of the rounds.
The third loop is located just behind the second loop of the stitch.
Round 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around.  Do not join your rounds from here on out.  (20 hdc)
Round 3: ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st*.  Repeat around.  (30 hdc)
Round 4: ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 2 st’s*.  Repeat around.  (40 hdc)
Round 5: ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 3 st’s*.  Repeat around.  (50 hdc)
Round 6: ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 4 st’s*.  Repeat around.  (60 hdc)
Round 7: ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 5 st’s*.  Repeat around.  (70 hdc)
Round 8: ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 6 st’s*.  Repeat around.  (80 hdc)
Round 9: ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 7 st’s*.  Repeat around.  (90 hdc)

To finish: 1 sc into next 2 st’s, 1 sl st into next 2 st‘s.  Fasten off.
Pull your magic circle closed and secure it. 
Weave in ends.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Facial Cleansing Pads Pattern

Finally, a little something for myself.  I don't know about you, but most of everything I crochet is for someone else.  This is one of those patterns that just kind of...happened.  I was actually making something else (similar), but got distracted (kids).  When I came back to my work I realized I could use what I had already made, for myself.  (make one get one free?)  Go me!
These little pads measure approx 4 inches across and work up in about 10 minutes.  I am already thinking ahead to Christmas.  Wouldn't these make great stocking stuffers?!  They would be great in a little care package for someone, too.  Maybe a "pamper yourself" package.  Hey, that gives me a few ideas!......
Ok to the pattern...
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet facial cleansing pad pattern
Crochet Cleansing Pad
 You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

Facial Cleansing Pad
What you will need:
G hook
Worsted cotton yarn.  I used Sugar and Cream
Scissors
Yarn needle
Stitch marker  (you can use a scrap piece of yarn, or if you are good at keeping your count, not use one at all)

Abbreviations
ch-chain
St/st’s-stitch/stitches
Hdc-half double crochet

Start with Magic circle.  (or you can ch 2 and work in the second ch from the hook)

Round 1: ch 1, 10 hdc into circle.  Join with first hdc.  (10hdc)
***You will be working in the 3rd loop of each stitch for the rest of the rounds.
The third loop is located just behind the second loop of the stitch.***
Round 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around.  Do not join your rounds from here on out.  (20 hdc)
Round 3: ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st*.  Repeat around.  (30 hdc)
Round 4: ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 2 st’s*.  Repeat around.  (40 hdc)

To finish: Sc into next 2 st’s, sl st into next 2 st's.  Fasten off.
Pull your magic circle closed and secure it. 
Weave in ends.

Monday, January 21, 2013

V day water bottle Kozie

I love having a cute water bottle Kozie to use what ever the season or holiday.  This water bottle Kozie is perfect for Valentine's day.  Isn't it cute?!

Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet water bottle pattern for Valentine's Day
Water bottle Kozie for Valentine's Day
You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.


What you will need:
H hook
I hook
Worsted weight yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
ch-chain
st/st's- stitch/stitches
dc-double crochet
sl st- slip stitch
hdc-half double crochet


Water bottle Kozie:
Using H hook and pink yarn
Body
Chain 3
Round 1:  10 dc in 3rd chain from hook, sl st into first dc.  (10dc)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st round, sl st into first dc.  (20dc)
Round 3:  Ch 2, 1 dc in each st round., sl st into first dc. (20dc)
Rounds 4-12: Repeat round 3
Do not fasten off!

Strap
After you have completed your last round
Row 1: Chain 3 (counts as first st) 1 dc in next 4 dc’s
(5dc).  Chain 3 and turn.
Row 2: dc in next 4 dc making sure to dc into the chain 3 from previous round.  (5dc)  Chain 3 and turn.
Row 3-70 (or until strap is length desired): Repeat row 2.
Once you have your strap to the length you are wanting join the strap to the opposite side of the body using sl st on the INSIDE of the body, so your join won’t show.
Fasten off and weave in ends.


Heart:
Using red yarn and I hook

Make a magic circle
(work all the stitches into the circle)
Ch 2, 3 dc, 3 hdc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 3 hdc, 3 dc, ch 1, sl st into ring.  Pull ring closed and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing

Position your heart where you would like it to be and sew it onto the Kozie

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Game Day Kozie

I don't know about you, but I love football.  Every Sunday around here is "Football Sunday".  I am a huge Bears fan so, the playoffs this year, yeah not so exciting.  Though, I did enjoy watching the last Packers game ;)  My husband is a Patriots fan, so I have kind of adopted them as my second team.
We are planning kind of a big Sunday around here here and I decided to whip something up for my beverage(s).
A game day Kozie.  Of course this Kozie could be made in any team colors and for any sport.  As a matter of fact, I have a few ideas bouncing around in my head.
Not only does this Kozie fit a bottle, it also fits a can.  Great for beer, soda, or anything else that you may enjoy.
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet beverage Kozie pattern
Game Day Kozie
Swirls and Sprinkles:  Free crochet game day beverage Kozie pattern
Game day beverage Kozie
You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

Game Day Kozie

What you will need:
H hook
Worsted weight yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
ch-chaing
dc-double crochet
sl st-slip stitch
sc-single crochet
hdc-half double crochet

Kozie body 
Using H hook Chain 3
Round 1:  10 dc in 3rd chain from hook, sl st into first dc.  (10dc)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st round, sl st into first dc.  (20dc)
Round 3:  Ch 2, 1 dc in each st round., sl st into first dc. (20dc)
Rounds 4-10: Repeat round 3
Fasten off and weave in ends


Football Applique
Using H hook and brown yarn
ch 12
sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 5 ch's, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch,
sl st in last ch.
Turn your work so you are working on opposite side of the starting ch.
ch in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 5 ch's, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st into first sl st of the
first row.
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew the football onto the Kozie

Using your yarn needle and white yarn.
Attach the yarn to the back side of the football and sew the white stitching on the center of your football.

Using the long tail of the football, sew the football to the front of your Kozie.