Crochet Yoga Mat Bag – Free Crochet Pattern

You will be the envy of all your yogi classmates with this crochet yoga mat bag! Follow this free pattern to create a one-of-a-kind bag using basic crochet stitches. I am so excited to share this yoga mat bag pattern with you, as it is my most favorite to date! It’s easy to make, just […]

Puff Stitch Tutorial {free crochet tutorial}

I love the puff stitch – I’ve used it on several different projects including a little girls’ purse and a yoga mat bag. It’s such an easy stitch to work in when you want to add a lot of texture and interest to an otherwise straightforward piece. So, here’s how ya do it!There are many […]

Crochet Yoga Mat Strap {free crochet pattern}

In preparation for my crochet yoga mat bag pattern, I’m first rolling out the patterns for the strap, flower motif, and a puff stitch tutorial. Then, the star of the show – the mat bag! I’m so excited about this strap – it’s so fun to use and doesn’t pull on the yoga mat itself, […]

Crochet – Increasing and Decreasing Tutorial

Today I’m very excited to be over at Little Becky Homecky writing about increasing and decreasing in crochet! Katie, the owner of the blog, is such a cool girl and has some neat crafts on her site. This is part of her series, called “Hookin’, The Legal Way.” Isn’t that such a cute name? Last […]

Crochet V-Stitch Tutorial {free crochet tutorial}

This is a tutorial to learn the crochet V-Stitch, which is a lacy, open stitch that is great for lightweight scarves, headbands, blankets, clothing and bracelets. I have used it for both a headband, bracelet, and scarves and was very happy with how quickly it works up and looks. It’s very similar to the cluster […]

Brace Yourself – 5 New FREE Crochet Patterns Coming!

It’s a week full of crochet here at My Merry Messy Life – stick around for the next five days where you’ll get one new pattern each day, starting tomorrow! Crochet Shell Bracelet Crochet Easy Tiny Flower Crochet V-Stitch Tutorial Crochet V-Stitch Cuff Crochet 3-D Flower

Crochet Seed Stitch Tutorial { free crochet tutorial }

The crochet seed stitch is an easy stitch to learn that makes a strong fabric – perfect for bags, blankets, sweaters and more! Learn it here with this easy to follow photo tutorial! The seed stitch is such an easy stitch and it makes a tight, strong weave that is excellent for warm afghans and […]

Front Post and Back Post Double Crochet Tutorial {free crochet tutorial}

This is a crochet tutorial to learn how to crochet a front post and back post double crochet stitches. These stitches are especially helpful when you want to create more interesting patterns, like a cable or the basket weave stitch, as in the toy basket pattern I created. Use the front post and back post […]

How to Join A Round with Invisible Seams {free crochet tutorial}

Look carefully at the picture above. Can you see where each round starts and begins? If you can, then you’ve really honed your crochet eye and should be proud! It’s barely noticeable, and I’ve finally found the best and easiest technique for joining rounds. If you’ve never worked in the round before, see my other […]

Crochet Rosette or Rose Bud {free crochet pattern}

A free pattern and photo tutorial to make a perfect crochet rose appliqué. This crochet rosette, or rose bud, is super cute and super easy to crochet. Perfect flower to make if you’re just learning! It’s the perfect accessory to a headband, beanie or bag. See the free pattern for this headband, here. Crochet Rose […]