Crochet Owl Lady Amigurumi – Free Pattern

Here’s a sweet and pretty owl lady to cheer up your home for the fall! She would also make an adorable stuffed animal or baby toy. It comes with a free crochet pattern! There’s a new cheerful friend sitting on our mantel these days, and she matches perfectly with my fall crochet bunting. She looks […]

Increasing and Decreasing in Crochet {free crochet tutorial}

Here’s a crochet tutorial I’m very excited to share with you, that I originally wrote for Little Becky Homecky (who’s a fellow crochet and sewing gal!) and now am getting you in on the goodies. Here is your beginner’s guide to increasing and decreasing in crochet – an essential skill for working in the round […]

Crochet Cluster-V Stitch Tutorial {free crochet tutorial}

A crochet photo tutorial to learn how to work the cluster v-stitch. I used this stitch to make a baby blanket for our second child and it was the first crochet project I ever created, so even a beginner can learn this lacy, yet strong stitch! In order to make this baby blanket that I […]

Crochet Crocodile Stitch Tutorial {part 2 of 2}

Here is part two of two of the crochet crocodile stitch tutorial. It’s a tricky stitch, so it really requires more than one post because I took a massive amount of pictures! If you missed part one, you can return to it here. So, we finished our second row, which is the row of crocodile […]

Crochet Crocodile Stitch Tutorial {part 1 of 2}

A step-by-step full photo tutorial of how to work the crochet crocodile stitch. This is a complicated stitch, but makes a beautiful pattern. It adds a third dimension to your crochet projects! I used this stitch to create an adorable clutch! This stitch was quite tricky for me at first, and I had to really […]

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