Crochet Puff Stitch Ear Warmers – Free Pattern

Crochet Puff Stitch Ear Warmer Pattern via My Merry Messy Life

I love ear warmers in the winter, for those days when the wind is bitter and the ears get frosty. It’s also spiffy when you are actually having a good hair day and a warm winter hat would mess up the do. This pattern works up very quickly, in an hour or two, so you […]

Crochet Lacy Shawlette, Shrug and Wrap – Free Pattern

Crochet Shawlette, Shrug and Skirt All in One - Free Pattern via My Merry Messy Life

I designed a free crochet pattern for and this time, it’s a shawl, shrug and wrap all in one! I’ve had a lot of fun using the yarn that they sent me from Bernat – Cotton-ish. A combo of cotton and acrylic, it is so soft and thinner than a worsted weight, so it […]

Newborn Baby Boy Puff Stitch Crochet Hat – Free Pattern

puff stitch crochet baby boy beanie pattern

I’ve gone to town crocheting for our family’s new arrival – our third boy! As much as I love flowers and pretty girlie things, I’m so used to having boys that I’ve learned how to make “pretty” things for them, too, and this hat and layette set has to be at the top of my […]

Free Crochet Patterns for Spring

10 Free Crochet Patterns for Spring

Spring is just around the corner so it’s time to bust out the brightly colored yarn and start crocheting! Here are my top 10 free crochet patterns that are perfect for spring, including sun hats, some purses, flowers and a scarflette.   Crochet Easy Tiny Flower Crochet Seed Stitch Purse Crochet Purse Bag in Blue […]

Crochet Granny Stitch Flower – Free Crochet Pattern

crochet granny flower motif pattern

This flower is so cute and is my new fave. I can see myself making tons of these to embellish purses, headbands and bracelets. They are easy to make and the color possibilities are endless! Crochet Granny Stitch Flower By Sara of My Merry Messy Life © 2013 Abbreviations SC = single crochet HDC = double crochet CH […]

Crochet Baby Cocoon Free Pattern – Raspberry Stitch

Crochet Raspberry Stitch Baby Cocoon

Here’s a free crochet pattern for a textured baby cocoon using the raspberry stitch. The colors used here are perfect for a baby boy, but they can be changed for a girl, too. I love the scalloped pattern that the raspberry stitch makes! I’m so pleased with how my newest baby cocoon pattern turned out […]

Chunky Cabled Crochet Cowl – Free Pattern

Crochet Chunky Cabled Cowl - Free Pattern

Here is a super warm,super chunky, part-wool cabled cowl that you’ll just love to have around your neck while the wind and snow is blowing outside. Abbreviations CH = chain SC = single crochet FBHDC = front post half double crochet BPHDC = back post half double crochet SP = space SK = skip Materials Needed […]

Fall Crochet Mantel – Free Patterns

My Merry Messy Life: Fall Crochet Mantel Project

It’s taken me a month to crochet all the items for our mantel, and it’s now finally all ready for fall and even Thanksgiving! This has been such a cheerful addition to the house and has really brightened up the living room. I love the colors and it’s so fun to see all your handiwork […]

Crochet Baby Cocoon – free crochet pattern and tutorial

Crochet Baby Cocoon Free Pattern with Organic Cotton Yarn in Green and Cream

Here is a pattern for an uber-soft, ribbed, organic cotton baby cocoon that I made. I chose to make this one differently than most of the patterns you’ll see. Most are made like a very long, upside-down hat. This one is made as a rectangle, sewn together, then crochet the base on at the end. […]

Free Patriotic Crochet Patterns to Celebrate America


With the Fourth of July right around the corner, here are some creative patriotic patterns from around the web that you still have time to make – all of them free as an American! Stars and Stripes Wreath from Sugar’n Cream. Wreaths and buntings are such a great way to cheer up the house with […]