Minnie Mouse in Preschool

Minnie Mouse - For 3 - 5 year olds - Free Crochet Pattern

When I was first learning how to crochet, a local mom came to me while shopping in the baby food aisle at Walmart. She told me she LOVED my daughters hat (first and only thing I had made at the time) She offered me 20 dollars to make her daughter a hat too! I was so shocked and excited!
Now 2.5 years later, she has came back! She wanted to know if I could make her daughter a Minnie Mouse hat. How exciting is this? We will both get to see how far I have come since that first sale. And… not to mention the fact that she came back in the first place ;) I told her I felt sorry for all the people who payed me for hats when I was first learning to crochet. She was quick to tell me they still love and admire the hat, but that her beautiful daughter has simply outgrown it. So here we go! This pattern is designed for 3-5 year olds. If you would like a smaller size, check out Repeat Crafter Me!

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Free Turtle Pattern – Review

Free Turtle Pattern - Review-

I wanted to make my daughter a turtle family.  She has decided that she wants to “collect” them. I am sure she will collect these just like every other animal she can think of. ;)

I searched online for free patterns for a good hour! Once I finally found this cute pattern, I knew it was the one because it was simple enough to be able to make my own adjustments.

To get the different sizes, I just used different yarn weights with the appropriate hook size. I may also try out some bulky yarn tonight!

I did add an additional SC row at the end of the head/neck. I also made tails for the turtles… each one I did differently or I would share with  you how I did them. I love this pattern!!  I can easily finish a turtle in about an hour or two.. depending on how many times I have to be a mom while I am trying to crochet. Haha!


free turtle crochet pattern

Free Turtle Crochet Pattern

Crochet Butterfly – Free Crochet Pattern (linked)

Free Butterfly Crochet Pattern

My sister Miranda, from The Yarn Box, just bought a beautiful new home. In the excitement of transforming their new home, my niece’s decided to decorate their rooms in butterflies.

I searched the web until I found the perfect crochet butterfly pattern for making into bunting. But after I finished crocheting the butterflies…I fell in love with them just the way they are.

We are planning to hang these sweet things from their bedroom ceiling. If we succeed, I will be sure to share a photo on my Stitch11 Facebook Page! Get the free crochet pattern HERE :)

The Bursting Corners Granny Square

Bursting Corners - Free crochet square pattern

I had an idea in my head for a new way (for me) to make the corners of a square a little extra fun. This granny square measures four inches. I used medium weight yarn and a 4.25 mm crochet hook. You really can use any yarn or hook of your choice.. the only change it  should have- is that it may come out a different size. This square is solid and would be great for purses!

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Double The Fun – Double The Flop Hat

Double the fun - Double the Flop - Free Crochet Pattern Adult-Child-TOddler

Late Sunday night, I had an idea for a new way to make a double pom pom beanie. I stayed up til early morning writing out my idea so I wouldn’t forget. Last night I finally had the chance to test it out! My daughter loves it! She requested I use a bunch of different pinks for the pom poms… she even picked out what pinks in my scrap yarn bin. Although I call this free pattern the “Double The Fun – Double The Flop” It could VERY easily be turned into a puppy hat. The flaps are PERFECT for puppy ears. My daughter calls this new hat her “Pink Poodle Hat” :D This free pattern is available in Adult, Child, and Toddler sizes. Have fun!!

Bulky 5 (I used Lion Brand Tweed Stripes) I also used a bunch of random pink yarns for the pom poms… my daughters request :)
K/101/2 - 6.5 MM Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle

Stitches Used 
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet 
DC – Double Crochet
FSC – Foundation Single Crochet
FPSC – Front Post Single Crochet
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet

Toddler (Child, Teen/Adult)

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