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Holly Jolly Headband Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern

‘Tis finally the season, you guys. I feel like I’ve had my Christmas decorations up for months now (since October but, who’s really keeping track?). It’s officially after Thanksgiving now, so I can post Christmas content without scrutiny. 😉

The weather is cooling off and that’s especially rare for Alabama before January.. not kidding. So, I’ve brought back headband ear warmers to the markets and I SOLD OUT of the Wild West Ear Warmers. Be sure to check out the pattern for those if you haven’t already.

This pattern is so simple and very beginner friendly! The pattern is a one-row repeat with one color change. The twist is made by the way you sew the two ends together and though it looks complicated, it is super easy! The pattern is very short and I have included a step-by-step photo where you can see how the end is held to sew the twist.

Materials needed:

Worsted weight #4 yarn in red and green

4.25 mm crochet hook

yarn needle

scissors

Abbreviations:

(ch) chain

(hdc) half double crochet

***Notes: I chain 1 for my turning chain for hdc though some people chain 2. I think ch 1 looks a bit cleaner for this pattern but you may chain 2 if you prefer.

Let’s begin:

Color Red. Ch. 17

1.) Hdc in  2nd ch from hook, continue for rest of row. <16>

2.) Ch 1, turn. Make 1 hdc, in each st across. <16>

3-26.) Repeat row #2.

27-52.) Change colors to green. Repeat row #2.

Fasten off leaving a long tail.

Lay both end pieces beside each other overlapping in the middle. Fold one side over the back and the other side over the front making a “c” with both sides. Pictured below.

Weave in ends and turn right side-out.

 

 

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BOO-tiful Ghost Mini Stuffie Pattern

I love this time of year and all the spooky season things are in full swing! Now, I’m a fall-themed girly myself, but I do love the cute little ghosts too!

I made one of these as a keychain for a boo-basket gift for my husband a few days ago and now I’m stocking up on them for the market days next weekend, as well as for my Etsy shop! However, I made them as little stuffies and not keychains because the kids are so obsessed with them as toys and they make the perfect little coffee table decorations!

If you would like to purchase a finished stuffie, click here.

You could definitely add a keychain hook to the top of these or a long piece of yarn to hang around your rear-view mirror in your car if you’d like, the options are endless for these little cuties.

**Pattern notes**:

I use safety eyes for my plushy, but if you would like to crochet little circles for the eyes or glue on felt patches- that would work too! Infact, I recommend crocheting on the eyes if a baby will be receiving the plushies!

If you like to slip stitch and chain 1 to move to new row, you may do that. However, I do not for this pattern and I continue to next row without slip stitching.

You will need:

Worsted weight yarn in white

#4.5 crochet hook

Safety eyes, felt or black yarn for eyes!

Small amount of poly-fill for stuffing

Yarn needle

LET’S GET STARTED

Round 1: Make magic ring, ch 1.
Make 6 sc in magic ring <5>
Pull ring tight



2: Sc 2 into each stitch around <12> **placing st marker in first st, moving up as you go.



3. Sc 1 into first st, sc 2 in next st. Repeat for round. <18>



4-13. sc 1 into each st around. <18>



14. Sc into the first st. In the next st make 1 hdc, 1 DC, 1 hdc. Sc into the next st. Repeat for rest of round. Sl st and fasten off.

Optional: turn work inside out so that the right side of the stitches now faces out.

For bottom piece: work rounds 1-3, sl st and fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Add safety eyes to Row #6 about 5 st apart.

Stuff inside of ghost with poly-fil and sew bottom on. Fasten off and weave in ends!

 

Hope you enjoy your new little stuffie! Happy Halloween & tag me in your finished products on instagram @homesweetsimpson & follow on TikTok, too!

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Star- Spangled Earrings | Fourth of July Earrings Crochet Pattern

Every time I make a new pair of earrings, I say they are my favorite but seriously- these are my favorite! I can’t wait to wear them on the Fourth of July.

The pattern is so simple and there’s only one round to learn to make both pair. You only need to know how to make one star because, the earrings are a total of 6 stars. Attaching 3 per earring, and then attaching hooks. Quick and easy. The written pattern also has images to help if you are more of a visual learner!

I posted a few finished pair on my Etsy because a few people kept asking why I didn’t use my Etsy shop and the answer is because I prefer to keep my shop on my site and not under Etsy. However, for the rest of this month, I will keep these in my shop on Etsy and if you would like to purchase a finished pair from there, click here!

If you want to purchase a finished pair from my website, click here!

And as always, if you’d like to purchase this ad-free, printable pattern, with pictures, click here!
Without further ado, let’s get into it!

MATERIALS NEEDED:
-Size 8 lace thread
-2.25 mm crochet hook
-Scissors
-Yarn needle
-Earring hooks
Optional: jump rings and jewelry pliers

ABBREVIATIONS/STITCHES USED:
– Chain (ch)
– Single crochet (sc)
– Double crochet (dc)

 

First color (white):
-Make a magic ring, ch 1

-**Inside the ring, make 1 sc, 1 dc, ch 2 and make another dc.

-Repeat ** 4 more times.

-Pull chain tight and fasten off. Weave in ends but leave one tail to attach to next star.

-Make 1 more white star, 2 red and 2 blue.

Using a yarn needle and small piece of thread, attach stars together with a small knot. Tie your top star to the earring hook OR use a jump ring and jewelry pliers to attach jump ring to star and then to hook.

Weave in any remaining ends.

Repeat all for the next earring.

 

Optional but recommended after making earrings to harden them:

Mix 1 part water with 1 part white glue and dip earrings in mixture, squeeze out excess glue and lay earrings flat on a piece of plastic wrap. Shape stars more by pinching the corners. Let dry overnight.

 

And that’s it! I hope you enjoy making these and I hope that you tag me in your photos on Instagram @ Homesweetsimpson. Make sure you’re following Home Sweet Simpson on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest! Until next time, happy crocheting!

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Funky Wrap Top Crochet Pattern | Beginner Friendly

I’m so excited to share this top with you guys! I had so much fun creating it! I love strappy little tops and I love how this one is full coverage around the bust area. Of course, it’s adjustable around the neck and back because you can wrap and tie it as tight or as loose as you like.

Most of this pattern is a repeat and it is very easy to do. I’d say it is beginner friendly! All of the stitches are worked back and forth. There is decreasing by crocheting the first two stitches together and the last two stitches together in each row. The only stitch used throughout the whole pattern is half double crochet! We do work in the third loop of our half double crochet to give it a nice texture. I inserted a little diagram showing you exactly which loop is the third loop so to avoid any confusion.

This pattern below is for size small/medium.

Click here if you would like to purchase the ad-free, printable pattern in sizes small-xl.

 

Funky Wrap Top Crochet Pattern

Materials Needed:

o Worsted Weight #4 Yarn

o 4.5 mm Crochet Hook

o Yarn Needle

o Scissors

Abbreviations/ Stitches Used:

o Chain (ch)

o Stitch (st)

o Half Double Crochet (hdc)

o Half Double Crochet Two Together (hdc2tog)

Notes: This pattern is worked back and forth in the front 3rd
loop of half double crochets. Working into the front third
loop is done by going into the loop directly below the front
loop:

Size small/medium:

1.) Ch. 31 hdc into 2nd st from hook. Continue making one hdc in each st until end of row.

2.) Ch. 1, turn. Into the first st, make one hdc into the 3rd
loop (*see notes) into each st across.

3-26.) Repeat #2

27.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog. Place st marker in very first st of row. (This is where you will place strap at the end). Make 1 sc in each st across until the last 2 st. Hdc2tog.

28.) Repeat #27 for each row until there’s only 1 st left.

Ch. 200.

Fasten off. Attach yarn to other side of top.

Repeat #27

Ch. 200

For middle cinching: From your two stitch markers, count to row #13. Using a yarn needle and a long piece of yarn make a running st straight down and back up the row. Tie both ends of yarn tight while pushing down on the fabric until it is cinched to your liking. Secure your knot and weave in ends.

For straps: Attach yarn to the st where your first st marker is.
Make a chain of 65 and fasten off. Repeat for next side.

Weave in any remaining ends.
You’re all done 🙂

Tag me in your finished products on Instagram @homesweetsimpson! I’d love to see them. Until next time, happy crocheting!

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How to Crochet Scrunchies

These crochet scrunchies are so stinking cute and perfect to amp up any outfit. They are also extremely easy and quick to make!

The scrunchies are made by crocheting around a basic hair tie. You can use thick ones or thin ones- I prefer thin ones but it’s all up to you. You can easily adjust your # of stitches around the tie if your tie is bigger/smaller. I will explain more on that in the pattern, below.


The supplies you will need to make crochet scrunchies are:

-Worsted Weight Yarn (in your choice of color)

-5mm Crochet Hook

-Yarn Needle

-Scissors

-Hair Elastic

 

 

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:

-Single Crochet (sc)

-Double Crochet (dc)

-Slip Stitch (sl st)

-Chain (ch)

Notes- *ch 3, does not count as a stitch.


Round 1:

Attach yarn to hair tie and make 40 sc around hair tie (the same as you would in a magic circle). Stitches will be very close together towards the end, push them over as you go. If your hair tie is bigger and your stitches are not very close together, you can add more stitches. Sl st into first sc of round. Ch 3.

Round 2:

Make 2 dc in each st around. Sl st into first dc of round. Fasten off, weave in ends.

And that’s it! Super simple and easy to adjust. Hope you enjoy!

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The April Top | Crochet Pattern

It’s finally warm outside and I’m so excited to put away the winter clothes and stock my closet and dresser drawers with tank tops, shorts, and sun dresses! I’m more excited though, to make some super cute summer clothes!

This is my favorite top that I have ever made for myself. It fits so perfectly and it’s comfortable and adjustable. When I started making this top, I was actually intending on making a bandana top. So basically, I made this top upside down and then when I got close to being done, I decided I liked it this way so much better. It is PERFECT. I wore it all day today and got so many compliments on it, too.

If you’d like to purchase the ad-free, printable, pattern with photos, click here.

The April Top

 

Materials used:

Worsted Weight #4 yarn in 2 colors (mine are tan and burgundy)

5mm crochet hook

Optional: larger crochet hook about 9 mm

Scissors

Stitch marker

Yarn needle

 

Stitches/Abbreviations:

Half double crochet (hdc)

Single crochet (sc)

Chain (ch)

Stitch (st)

 

**note: this pattern uses spiked half double crochets and regular half double crochets. To do a spiked half double crochet, you will yarn over and insert your hook into the previous row, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all three loops.

 

 

 

Size Small/Medium: chain 90 + 1

Size Large/XL: chain 120 +1

 

First color:

  1. Hdc in first st and continue until end of row. Ch 1, turn.

2-4. Hdc in each st across.

 

Second color:

  1. Hdc in first st, spiked hdc in next st. Repeat until end of row. Ch 1, turn.

6-8. Hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.

 

First color:

  1. Repeat #5

10-12. Repeat #6

Fasten off.

 

Second color:

For size small/medium: count 20 st from each side towards the middle. Place a st marker in one side so you know when to stop, and attach your yarn to the other side.

For size large/x-large: count 25 st from each side towards the middle. Place a st marker in one side so you know when to stop, and attach your yarn to the other side.

  1. Repeat #5

14-16. Decrease in first 2 st, hdc in next every st until the last 2 of row. Decrease in last 2 st.

First color:

  1. Repeat #5

18-20. Repeat #14

Second color:

  1. Repeat #5

22-28. Repeat #14

Fasten off.

To make the sides of top have a clean edge, sc along side of top starting from row #13 to row 28. Repeat for other side. Fasten off.

 

Attach yarn to the first st of row 28, ch 70 and fasten off. Attach yarn to last st of row 28, ch 70 and fasten off.

 

Chain 100, fasten off. Weave your strap in and out of the back of top (rows 1-12). You can use a larger crochet hook to pull strap through.

 

Weave in all ends. Enjoy!

The tools I used for this project are the ones in this kit that you can find on Amazon. I highly recommend!

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Basic Bralette | Crochet Pattern

I absolutely, cannot believe that I haven’t posted this pattern until now. This basic bralette is literally the base for so many of the tops I make. Definitely the pattern I use the most and have memorized. It is so simple and most of it is a repeat. Not to mention, making your custom size is so easy to do!

If you would like to purchase the ad-free, printable pattern- click here!

Notes: *I have included the number of chains and rows for sizes s-xl, but my
recommendation is that you get your perfect size by measuring from the
bottom to center of your breast and making your foundation chain that same
length. Every size is made the same way by making single crochets up the
chain, making 3 single crochets in the last stitch, and then working one single
crochet in each stitch down the back of the chain, turning your work and
repeating that with the 3 single crochets in the middle stitch of the 3 single
crochets from the last row. Placing a stitch marker in the second of the 3
single crochets will help you know where to place your 3 single crochets.

*You can ch 1 and turn at the end of each row if you would like. Do not count
ch 1 as a stitch. I am not chaining 1 at the end of my rows.

*For straps: I make my straps along with the last row of my cup so that I don’t
have to attach them separately. However, if you choose to, you can make your
cups, fasten off, and then attach them.

Small: base chain- 13. Number of rows: 8

Medium: base chain- 15. Number of rows: 10

Large: base chain-17. Number of rows: 12

X-Large: base chain- 19. Number of rows: 14.

Abbreviations/ Stitches Used:

Single crochet (sc)
Stitch (st)
Chain (ch)

Materials Used:

-Worsted weight #4 yarn
-Scissors
-4.5 mm crochet hook
-Yarn needle

*Refer to chart for # of foundation ch for your size.

After you’ve made your foundation chain:

-Make 1 sc in each st and 3 sc in the last st. Place a stitch marker in
the second stitch of the 3 stitches placed in the last ch. From now
on, place your 3 sc in the st that your st marker is in, moving it up
with each row.
-Continue making 1 sc in each st around back of chain. Turn your
work.
-Continue making 1 sc in each st and 3 sc in the st with the st
marker in each row until you reach your last row.
-For your last row: you have the option of doing it the same as
every other row and then attaching straps separately, OR adding
straps on with the last row as follows:
-Last row:

***Optional edging for last row: OPTION 1:

1 double crochet in first st, ch1, skip a st, double crochet in the next st. Repeat until you get to top of cup and make neck tie. Continue 1 double crochet, ch 1, skip a st, and double crochet into next st until you reach bottom and make back tie.

OPTION #2: Picot in first st, 1 sc, picot in next st. Repeat until top of cup and make neck strap. Picot, 2 sc. picot until bottom and make back tie.

Continue your last row until you reach the st before your
st marker and ch as many ch as desired for your neck band. (about
60). Make 1 sc in each ch back down to cup, skipping the st that
your st marker is in and working into the next st.
– Once you reach the bottom of your cup, ch the desired # of ch for
the back ties. (about is 70) Make 1 sc in each ch until you are back
to the cup.
-Make sc along bottom of cup until you reach the end.
Fasten off. Repeat for next cup.
Using a yarn needle and small piece of yarn, sew cups together at
the bottom, going up about 5 st. Weave in ends.

And that’s it! Feel free to make your band wider or add some edging to it, too. Play around with it and customize it completely to your liking!

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Flower Coasters | Crochet Pattern

Hey, Guys! I hope your week is off to a good start. Easter is this Sunday and spring is in full bloom. I know this because of the amount that I have been sneezing.. Nevertheless, the outdoors are finally full of color and that is what inspired these gorgeous flower coasters! These take only a few minutes to make and do not require any fancy stitches. One coaster takes less than 10 minutes and a bundle of 4 would take less than 45. That makes it easy to whip these up in all sorts of color combinations.

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Flower Coasters | Crochet Pattern
Materials Needed:

– Worsted weight #4 yarn in 2 colors (mine are brown and yellow)

– 5 mm crochet hook

– Scissors

– Yarn needle

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:

– Slip Stitch (sl st)

– Double Crochet (dc)

– Treble Crochet (tr)

– Stitch (st)

**note: #’s inside <> indicate total # of stitches in that round.
First Color: Brown

1. Make a magic ring, ch. 2. *ch. 2 does not count as a st. Dc 10 inside ring. Pull tight, sl st into top of first dc of round. <10>

2. Ch. 2. *ch. 2 does not count as a st. Make 2 dc in each st all the way around. Sl st into top of first dc. <20> Fasten off.

Second Color: Yellow

Petals: Attach yarn to the st you last worked, ch. 3. *ch 3 DOES count as st from here on.

In the same st, make 1 dc, 1 tr, and 2 more dc. Sl st into the next 2 st, ch 3 and repeat until end of round. <10 petals total>

Fasten off. Weave in ends

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Underbust Corset

My recent obsession with Victorian fashion truly inspired this piece. I absolutely love all of the corsets, ruffled sleeves, lace, coats, all of it! A part of me hopes that the style makes a come-back in the near future… This specific corset also reminds my husband of a lady pirate. So, to each, their own. This corset is great for many different looks!
The best thing about a corset is it’s ability to fit a lot of sizes because it is adjustable by design. Making the general corset size smaller or larger is simple to do by increasing or decreasing the number of rows that are the same and repeated for the majority of the project, rows 7-94. This pattern makes the corset about 30 inches around, fully closed.
CLick here if you would like to purchase the ad-free, pdf downloadable pattern!
Materials:
-Worsted Weight #4 Yarn in light brown and a small about in black (or your choice of colors)
-5mm Crochet Hook
-Scissors
-Yarn Needle
Abbreviations/Stitches Used:
Stitch (st)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
For decreasing: Single Crochet Two Together (sc 2 tog)
For edging, a picot stitch is used. To do a picot: chain up 3, single crochet in first chain.
** Ch 1. Does not count as st.
<#> represents total number of stitches in that row.
This pattern measures about 30 inches around, fully closed. To increase or decrease the general size, add more rows or reduce # of rows in #7-94.
1. Ch. 25, one sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. <24>
2. Sc first 2 st together, sc until last two st of row, sc tog. Ch 1, turn.<22>
3. Sc first 2 st together, sc until last two st of row, sc tog. Ch 1, turn. <20>
4. Sc first 2 st together, sc until last two st of row, sc tog. Ch 1, turn.<18>
5. Sc first 2 st together, sc until last two st of row, sc tog. Ch 1, turn.<16>
6. Sc first 2 st together, sc until last two st of row, sc tog. Ch 1, turn.<14>
7-94. Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. <14>
95.Sc 2 in first st, 1 sc in each st until last. 2 sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. <16>
96. Sc 2 in first st, 1 sc in each st until last. 2 sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. <18>
97. Sc 2 in first st, 1 sc in each st until last. 2 sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. <20>
98. Sc 2 in first st, 1 sc in each st until last. 2 sc in last st. Ch 1, turn. <22>
99. Sc 2 in first st, 1 sc in each st until last. 2 sc in last st. Ch 1. <24>
Going around outer edge of work: make 3 sc, picot, 3 sc, picot. Repeat all the way around, sc only on the straight middle edges.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
For tie: Cut string about 2.5 feet. Lay corset flat with both flat ends facing each other. Weave tie in and out between both sides of corset. Attach Tassels to ends if desired.
ENJOY!!

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Crochet Carrot Free Pattern

Continuing on with the spring-themed patterns: crochet carrots! I just gawk over these cute little things, they are just adorable. I know there will be more pieces like this in the near future! They are the perfect addition to spring or Easter decorations or a cute little item to jazz up an Easter basket. Super quick to whip up and simple, too!

 

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Crochet Carrot Pattern

 

Materials Needed:

-Worsted weight #4 yarn in two colors- I chose orange and green

-4 mm crochet hook

-Stuffing

-Scissors

-Yarn needle

-Stitch marker

Optional: jute or string for bow

 

Abbreviations/ Stitches used:

Chain (ch)

Stitch (st)

Slip Stitch (sl st)

Single Crochet (sc)

Treble Crochet (tr)

Decreasing: Single Crochet Two Together (sc 2 tog)

*<#> indicates total # of stitches in row/round

 

Make magic ring, ch. 1.

1.) Sc 5 inside ring. <5> *do not sl st into first sc. Work in a continuous round. To help you see which st was your first of the round, place a st marker in the first st of each row, moving it up as you go.

2.) 1 sc in each st around. <5>

*turn your work inside out

3.) 1 sc in first st, 2 in the next. Repeat until end of round. <7>

4.) 1 sc in each st around. <7>

5.) 1 sc in first st, 2 in the next. Repeat until end of round. <10>

6.) 1 sc in each st around. <10>

7.) 1 sc in first st, 2 in the next. Repeat until end of round. <13>

8.) 1 sc in each st around. <13>

9.) 1 sc in first st, 2 in the next. Repeat until end of round. <19>

10-14.) 1 sc in each st around. <19>

15.) 1 sc in first st, sc 2 tog. Repeat until end of round. <13>

*stuff carrot

16.) sc 2 tog all the way around. 1 sc in last st. <7>

Change color for leaves

  1. Ch 4., make 2 tr in same st.
  2. Make 3 tr in each st around. <21> Sl st to top of first tr to join round.

Fasten off, weave in ends. Optional: Using jute or string, tie a bow tightly around base of leaves.