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Welcome everyone, thanks for stopping by.  I hope you find inspiration here, and something beautiful to create.  I love to learn, and teach, I think they go hand in hand.

If you scroll down, you will find my blog, where I explore the universe of crochet, get inspiration, and help you learn techniques and basics of crochet.

Let’s inspire, learn, and create together!

My Crochet page contains all of my available patterns and I also have free patterns available too.  I will update frequently.  So much inspiration, so little time!

Mandala Centaur Infinity Scarf

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Are you looking for a gift for someone?  This finished piece is also available for purchase in my Etsy store – here.

Mandala yarns are very popular this year…so popular that Lion Brand is out-of-stock until January 2018!

Luckily, there are lots of this yarn to be found online, and many stores still have them in stock! For this pattern, I used 1 ball of Mandala® Yarn – Centaur colorway. A quick Google search or trip to the local craft store will help you find it.

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Mandala is a sock weight yarn, but here we make it chunky! The colors are beautiful, so I used a method I will teach you that turns a sock weight yarn (3), into a chunky weight yarn (5-6).

Video tutorials to help you work the pattern – the links are clickable from the PDF – please choose to allow it to open the web.

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Making it chunky results in an amazing color change, and it opens the door for so many projects and new colors from thin to chunky.

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For this pattern, you will learn (if you don’t already know them) the following stitches: half double crochet (hdc), half triple crochet (htr), extended single crochet (exsc), working in back and both loops. Front post double crochet (fpdc), and back post double crochet (bpdc). There are detailed instructions on how to do each.

I hope you enjoy this pattern! Please share pics of your finished piece!

Happy crocheting

~Tasha
~Inspire, learn, create

 

Glacier Bay Crochet Hand Warmers

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These hand warmers are so cozy, soft, and warm.  They keep me warm, but also let me use my fingers (you know, like tap-tap on my phone, or type up some great blog posts) ;).  If you’re a crocheter or just looking for something nice for yourself or a friend, use the links below to take you where you want to be!

Scroll down for pattern details!

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For this pattern, you will learn to crochet these stitches and use these techniques: crocheting in the round, joining a chain together, making a thumb hole, working in third loop of a half double crochet, front post double crochet (fpdc), front post double crochet 2 together (fpdc2tog – a decrease), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), but don’t worry, there are tutorials for them all!

  • Yarn: Lion Brand, Heartland – Tweed, Glacier Bay (or your color of choice), they have so many great colors here: Heartland Yarns
  • Hook Size: 6 mm J hook, or equivalent to achieve gauge. (Here is a link to a conversion chart if your needles are lettered or numbered: Hook Conversion Chart.)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn (Darning) Needle for tails – or you can use your hook to weave in tails.
  • Stitch markers (at least 2)
  • Gauge: 13 sts and 12 rows = 4” x 4” or 10 x 10 cm.
    Directions for gauge: Using 6 mm hook, ch14, + 1, hdc in both loops in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch to end. ch 1, turn.repeat to create 12 rows total.

I hope you enjoy this pattern, please share photos of your creation!

Stay warm,

❤ Tasha

~Inspire, Learn, Create

 

Comfy Coral Reef Leg Warmers

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Are you looking for a gift for someone or want these for yourself?

I can make this for you…

Commission is $27.00

These easy to create basic leg warmers are great for a first project and to help you learn some basic crochet stitches, like the double crochet and foundation double crochet.  I hope the beginners out there enjoy working this pattern.  It is truly an easy one, and they work up FAST. 😊 And they are reversible!

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For this pattern, you will learn to crochet these stitches and use these techniques:  Foundation double crochet row (FDC), double crochet, working in the round, and slip stitches.  The stitch guide is on the last page, and links to tutorials are clickable within the pattern, where they appear.

They are cozy, comfy, and long – best yet – they are adjustable!

They are also very long, so you can pull them up over the knee!

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Comfy Legwarmer

I hope you enjoy this beginner free pattern!

~Tasha

~inspire, learn, create

Rainbow Bright Headband

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Fun, Light, & Playful

Great for Kids, Teens and the Young at Heart!

This is a headband/ ear warmer in bright rainbow colors.

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You will learn the following stitches and techniques while working this pattern:
single crochet (sc), and spike stitch (sp st, aka long single crochet, and double crochet (dc), working in back loops, and changing colors.

One size fits most.

DIFFICULTY: BEGINNER WITH A FEW TECHNIQUES TO LEARN

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I usually buy my Scheepjes yarn from Wool Warehouse, it’s UK, but they ship fast and it’s less expensive than buying U.S. Although, there are some suppliers in the United States as well.
http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/yarn/scheepjes-merino-soft-all-colours

I’m happy to help with any questions, please feel free to contact me.

 

INCLUDES PHOTOS AND CLICKABLE LINKS TO HELP YOU WORK THE PATTERN
I’m happy to help with any questions, please feel free to contact me.

 

I usually buy my Scheepjes from  Wool Warehouse, it is actually less expensive, even though it comes from the U.K.  The shipping is reasonable too!

Thanks for stopping by,

~Tasha

~inspire, learn, create

~ Sparkle Motion Ear Warmer ~ Free Crochet Pattern for Beginners

Sparkle Motion Headband Tutorial

This is a simple pattern for beginners!  It’s so easy, and that’s why it’s free!  I love the movie Donnie Darko, and for some reason, when I was making this, it reminded me of the little girl dance troupe… So, it’s amply named, Sparkle Motion.

This is a headband/ear warmer and uses only single crochet (sc) and double crochet (dc) stitches.

Instructions:

First measure your head circumference.  The best way to find your head circumference is to take a flexible measuring tape and wrap it around from your forehead to the base of your neck.

Materials:

  • Yarn: Premier Yarns Isaac Mizrahi – Broadway yarn in Imperial colorway – Glitter, Sparkle Worsted weight (4) – 328 yd, 1 ball. I got mine at Michael’s, but it can be found online as well:  https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/541824291/premier-yarns-isaac-mizrahi-broadway
  • Hook Size: 4 mm hook, G or equivalent to achieve gauge if you use a different yarn. (Here is a link to a conversion chart if your needles are lettered or numbered: Hook Conversion Chart.)
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle to join edges.
  • Measurements: 23” long (before joining), by 3 5/8 or 58.5 cm x 9.25 cm.
  • Gauge: 16 sts and 20 rows = 4” x 4” or 10 x 10 cm.

Directions for gauge:  Using 4 mm hook, ch16, + 1, *sc in 1st ch from hook, and in each ch to end. ch 1, turn. *repeat to create 20 rows total.

Tips: Keep a tight stitch, I usually pull tight after each sc or dc, but it’s preference. If you decide to crochet a little looser, the width will increase.

DIY Crochet Sparkle Motion Headband

Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet  /  dc = double crochet

Instructions:
Ch Row – Chain 88.  (88 chains with specified yarn = appx 23”/58.5 cm.)

R1sc in first st from hook, and in each st to end of row. ch1. turn. (88).
R2dc in each st across entire row. ch 1, turn (88).
R3 – Repeat R1 & R2 until you reach desired width.

I worked approximately 12 rows total. You can make it as thin or wide as you’d like.

Joining together:

Bring the two ends together, and join using your hook, or a needle and yarn. If using your hook, don’t tie off and join ends by inserting hook through both top loops on each end and pull though with a slip stitch. If using a needle, tie off, and sew pieces together in top loops.

You’re finished! See that was easy 😊

DIY Crochet Sparkle Motion Headband

Youtube tutorial can be found here:   https://youtu.be/BsNcIRI6Lis

The written pattern is available on Ravelry and Craftsy  for *FREE*

I take commissions, I can make this for you. a finished headband is $15.00 + shipping and handling.  Please fill out my contact form here and we can talk about what your heart desires.

I loved this sparkly yarn so much, I made a companion scarf with my knitting machine too!

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~ Inspire, Learn, Create

Thin to Chunky – Make your thin yarn a chunky or super chunky yarn fast! – VIDEO TUTORIAL

Mandala Yarn Infinity Scarf

Light to Chunky

I love the mandala yarn series, but wanted something chunky in this colorway. Solution is here!  Let’s learn something new!  Turn your thin (1 – light) yarn to a thick and chunky (5 – Super Chunky) yarn in a matter of seconds!

I used Lion Brand’s Mandala yarn.  I will be releasing the pattern for this infinity scarf soon, but in the meantime, here is a video tutorial on making any thin yarn – thicker.

Enjoy!

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I shot this in HD, if your video quality is low, click the gear setting on the bottom right-hand side of the video to change to HD ❤

As always, if you have any questions, please comment, or visit my contact page.  I am happy to help answer your questions.

~Inspire, Learn, Create

~ Bohemian Crochet Ear Warmer ~

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Commission is $25.00

Hello friends. :). Hope you’re all fabulous today. Finally….uploaded this pattern six months after I created it! Lol.  I tested the pattern twice to make sure everything was written properly, just for you ;).

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I sell the pattern, but I also sell the ear warmers on my Etsy store.  If you want to purchase this finished item, please click here.

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I’m so happy with how this turned out. I’ve tried it in a few different colors, but for some reason, this color combo is the winner. I was playing around and decided to make an unconventional headband, that has a little flare. Feel free to use whatever colors you wish, I’ve listed the colors I used below, although using a lighter color for what would be the mustard color here will make it pop.
Guess what?
When you purchase the written pattern, it comes with a video tutorial too! Win win!

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SKILL LEVEL:
Basically beginner, but may be slightly intermediate, because it works with a few different types of semi-advanced stitches.

The stitches and techniques you will learn working this pattern include the following:

  • chain stitch (ch)
  • double crochet (dc)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • spike stitch  (sp st), also known as long single crochet.
  • Changing Colors invisibly

Materials needed for this project:
Yarn:  1 skein each of Scheepjes Merino Soft, 50g = 105m.

Yarn Colors:

  • C1 – 609 (Rembrandt, dark brown)
  • C2 – 625 (kandinsky, mint green)
  • C3 – 641 (van Gogh, mustard color)
  • C4 – Blue Ombre Red Heart Boutique  (for Blue Ombre yarn use only turquoise portion of the yarn, or substitute with Merino Soft 617 Cezanne.)

Hook Size:  4.00mm (USA-G) − Gauge: Worked with 4mm hook using Scheepjes yarn 19 sts x 10 rows = 4 x 4 inches or 10 x 10 cm Directions: US G hook: ch 19 + 2, *dc in 3rd ch from hook, and into each st to end, ch 2* – *repeat* until you reach 10 rows.

I usually purchase from Wool Warehouse, it is from the UK, they ship fast and it’s less expensive than buying U.S. I’m happy to help with any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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Hope you enjoy this pattern!  As always….

~inspire, learn, create

Sansa’s Revenge Cowl

Sansa's Revenge Cowl

Sansa's Revenge Cowl

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Game of Thrones inspired – because yes, Winter is Coming!

The inspiration for this cowl came with a cool day in the middle of summer and the leaves were falling, I thought hmm, Winter is coming! The colors reminded me of Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones, with her fiery red hair <3. I remembered this Cabaret yarn, full of Fall colors in deep hues. I wanted to create something beginning crocheters would enjoy.

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Hope you enjoy it!

I love this yarn, it’s soft, and laced with gold sparkles. It’s dye pattern flows wonderfully from one color to the next, and creates a completely different look with different patterns.

Sansa's Revenge Cowl

This pattern geared for simplicity, but uses a few different basic stitches and not so basic stitches, like the extended single crochet. However, I have created a couple video tutorials to help if you are unfamiliar with the half triple or extended single crochet stitches.

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DIFFICULTY: BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE

The cowl takes almost two full skeins of Stylecraft, Cabaret, Rain forest colorway, using a 5.5 mm hook (I).

I really love this cowl, and so happy to try something with different stitches. You can wrap it around twice, or three times, but three is little snug. You can also pull it up over your head and wear it like a scoodie/head scarf.

I’m happy to help with any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Summer Solstice Mini Mandala Motifs – PATTERN

Mini Mandala Motifs

Here they are!

This pattern is available on Ravelry , Craftsy , and Etsy :).

It was so hot in Memphis today!   The heat, the sun, and the beautiful pink, purple, yellow sunset inspired me, so I set out to design a mini mandala motif dedicated to this hot hot hot summer and that beautiful sunset.  I used Scheepjes Stone-Washed for these motifs.  It’s a light DK weight yarn and they measure around 4″ in diameter.  Keep an eye out for a post on squaring them out to use for a blanket!

The pattern is worked in the round, using a few basic stitches.

Techniques you can learn working this pattern:

  • chain stitch (ch)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • spike stitch (sp st), also known as long single crochet
  • front post double crochet 3 together (fpdc3tog)
  • Working in both loops (BL) and front loops (FL)
  • Working in back loops only (BLO).
  • You will also learn to increase (two stitches in the same stitch is one increase)
  • Magic Circle

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I ordered some Scheepjes Stone Washed a few months ago, and was dying to do something fun and creative with it.  These motifs are soft, and have a “stone-washed”, summery look to them, it seemed perfect for this project.

These mandala’s can be worked together to create a pillow, or headband, or even a blanket if you’re feeling brave!

Summer Solstice Mini Mandala Motifs

I hope you enjoy learning new techniques with this pattern.  If you get stuck, please contact me or comment, I am happy to answer any questions.

Happy crocheting!

~ Tasha

~ inspire, learn, create