Here are some crochet ideas that might give you some crochet inspiration!
Crochet Scarves Patterns!
There are times when, when you can feel something just misses; there should be more color or the neckline will look bare.
Most people have managed to collect a considerable number of scarves over the seasons and of course; some of these will most probably give answer to the problem.
But you also can add some touch of chic by getting some crochet ideas for your scarfs and create them yourself!
With crocheting, creating a trendy and chick scarf is not so impossible to produce and with some practice you will be able to make custom designs instead of copying those that are made by some of the leading manufacturers.
Homemade scarves are nice gifts to give people. You can make scarf with a personal touch that the recipient will surely cherish.
You will need some yarns, preferably those that are classified as “worsted-weight” yarn (any color will do) and some “G-crochet hook.” And then you need a good pattern.
Some crochet tips in choosing crochet scarves patterns:
No one wants to wear the scarf if the size is wrong. For instance, a too short scarf will not make any good, and neither will a too long scarf. So be sure to create a crochet scarf of the appropriate size and length.
If you want to really wrap it around, make it more than 80 inches long.
Choose a good pattern – see to that it fits your design and skills. If you are a beginner, it is much wiser to go for the simple-to-make styles that most patterns include. There are many patterns out there fit for crochet beginners.
A good yarn is one of the most vital elements in creating a really good scarf; for example if you want a more pizzazz; try to use metallic yarns and so on.
Crochet Shawl Patterns
A good advantage of crocheting your own shawl is you get to choose not only the color of the yarn but also the quality to give you a soft and nice shawl. You can also determine the size so it fits you perfect. Make it extra longer for more flexibility if you want to do that. You can put in tassels and other decorations to give it the look you love.
Be as innovative as you can be. To have some guide and assistance in making that masterpiece shawl is the best, so choose a pattern. As for any crochet pattern you can search the internet and most probably find the pattern you need. It is very easy to find a good pattern for crocheted shawls. E-books are great since you can download and print the instructions out.
There are web sites online that sell designs and patterns per piece, even better is to get crochet shawl pattern for free! Check the chapter about free crochet patterns and you will get web addresses to some of the sites.
Crocheting Baby Patterns
This is really an area that fits to crocheting for beginners. Many new mothers love to make their first crocheting projects while making own clothes for the baby and since buying patterns is quit expensive, the free patterns available are a very good choice. Most families with small babies coming need to save money, and here you really can save!
There are also places where you can find good quality yarn without paying a fortune, so crocheting your own clothes for the baby is not just fun, but also economical!
If you have found some free baby crochet patterns on the Internet and you have already downloaded them, be sure to them read and analyze the pattern first before buying the materials.
There are tons of designs for baby items; for example farm animals like a little lamb, a rabbit or a chick. Or you might choose a flower, a bicycle or your baby’s name or something like that! The crocheting ideas for babies are endless. Let your imagination flow. Crocheting give you the opportunity to be creative and personal!
The baby can have clothes from top to bottom using crochet patterns. You might want to choose a single color for the hat and other colors for the panties for example. The top can be like a cape or a sweater to give added warmth for the baby. The alternatives of baby clothes are endless!
Finding the perfect gift for new parents can often be a challenge since many parents already bought what they needed. In this case there is one always very welcomed gift and that is a handmade crochet baby blanket. Nobody can resist that.
There are limitless options available for yarns and fibers which you can quickly and easily crochet into a baby blanket. With the soft pinks, light blues and mellow yellow yarns, you can be sure to match any nursery decorations for the new baby.
A handcrafted gift is one which can be passed down through generations and appreciated by everyone. It is a gesture that shows the receiver that you spent a lot of time and effort to make a nice gift for them. Because of the time you have invested in the gift it will be much appreciated.
When you are going to make a blanket for a baby, there are a few things you need to keep in mind as you find your pattern and buy your supplies.
Baby Crochet Tips:
*Choose a pattern which is tightly woven if the blanket will be used by a very young baby. Often designs with any open-work allow for the baby’s fingers or toes to get caught up in the blanket. This can be both a health and a safety risk.
*Find a yarn or fiber which is both soft and machine washable. Because babies can be kind of messy, it is essential that the items made for them are easy to wash.
*If you know the color scheme of the nursery or even the sex of the baby, you might want to match your blanket colors to them. On the other hand – everything does not need to be perfectly matching; use your imagination and create a wonderful blanket that fits everywhere!
*Do not make the blanket to small, since babies grow very quickly into toddlers! Your blanket will get much more use if you make it a bit larger than your first inclination.
*While beadwork is popular in today’s crocheting patterns, beads are never appropriate for baby items since the can become a real choking hazard.
By keeping these simple things in mind, you can be well on your way to creating a baby blanket which will be cherished for years to come!
Afghan Crochet Ideas
One of the most popular products of crocheting is the afghan. It is enjoyed by both beginners and advanced crochet maker. A crocheted afghan can serve as a wrap or shawl as well as a blanket during chilly nights.
An afghan blanket can also be used as a mattress cover for the top of the bed or as a bedspread.
Afghans also make great gifts for birthdays since it is easy to personalize the motifs. A personalized baby afghan blankets is perfect for the new family and a Christmas afghan can be great during cold winter nights!
Afghans have been handed down from one generation to another as it remained fashionable after so many years had passed. Many of them have last a long period of time because of the way the material was made.
Afghans are made through the remarkable methods of crocheting and are one of the best products this kind of pastime has ever made.
It is interesting to note that people who are trying to learn the basic of crocheting considers the creation of an afghan as their initial full-size endeavor.
Making afghan crochet is absolutely simple, with no fuss and difficulty.
There are many different afghan crochet patterns established in the market, but even if there are more modernized afghan patterns made available, still the basic afghan crochet patterns are the one most used and loved.
Crocheting for beginners – Crochet afghan patterns:
Here is a list of some of the most common and most simple to use patterns. Crochet afghan patterns:
Single crochet afghan pattern
Using this pattern, you can make a simple yet very elegant crochet afghan. One good thing about this pattern is that it only uses either a pattern of stripes with varied colors or a dense and continuous color.
With its solidness, single crochet pattern for afghan are mostly used when making a cover for a chair or on a bed.
Granny square afghan
This is one of the most popular patterns in making afghan crochets. The granny squares, that can have different designs are crocheted separately and then fastened together in various motifs and figures.
Chevron stripe afghan
This type of afghan crochet pattern is very helpful for people who are beginners. It is a very good way of learning the basics of crochet as they try to create a masterpiece at once.
These are just a few of the many afghan crochet patterns that you can be interested to use. Just keep in mind that the real beauty of the product is based on the reason that it was made by the hand.
As for all crochet patterns there are various resources like craft books, crocheting magazines and crafting websites that offer complimentary crochet afghan patterns.
Reading patterns can also serve as an inspiration for you to create your own unique design. You don’t need to keep to the instructions of the patterns, at least if you have some previous experience crocheting. Use your imagination and create your own piece of art! It is not always easy when crocheting clothes that should fit well, but when crocheting a blanket, you don’t always need to be that exact.
This is an afghan pattern which consists of strips crocheted as a medallion pattern. This you might call a patchwork, since strips are done individually but are later sewn together.
The baby afghan is very easy to crochet and maybe one of the items that most people choose as their first crocheting project. It can actually be done in a few hours of time.
For example you can use this quick pattern:
Use the granny square pattern. (Se pattern on the Granny Square page)
First: Make six round of white and six round of blue. Put these two together in a checkerboard pattern. One can use a whip stitch to be able to join the squares. After joining all the squares, you now have a small blanket. This is usually around 3 by 4 squares.
Crochet Ideas for Ponchos
Amongst many items to crochet, poncho is one of the most popular! Poncho has become a fashion statement among women. You can see even with celebrities wear this classic but still modern piece of clothes.
Most of them are crocheted which makes them comfortable and stylish to wear over your plain shirt. Do you want to make one yourself? If you do that you know that it will fit perfectly and also suit your taste.
There are several designs and patterns available on the internet that you can get hold of. Here are some resources found on the web where you can find poncho patterns and instructions for free.
Coming Home Poncho
This poncho is worn by Martha Stewart and is similar to the one worn by Martha going home as well as on her “Poncho” show. This particular poncho is wide-necked with a v-shaped bottom.
The size will fit an adult medium size. The Lion Brand website offers this pattern for free with instructions.
An Angelhair Ponchette is variation of poncho, a kind of mini poncho. It has wide neckline and is not as long as ordinary ponchos.
The yarn used for this poncho is the “angel hair” type. Pattern to those ponchos can be found on Hip Vintage Crochet web site.
Diamonds and Lace Poncho.
As you can hear on the name this is a poncho that has diamond and lace design all throughout the crocheted piece. It is quit large and is about 18 inches from the neck to the bottom edge. Find it by searching for Crochet “bythehook“.
Poof Crochet Poncho
This poncho might be best for the winter season. It is crocheted as a rectangle with one side short and the other long. In this poncho you use the Poof kind of yarn. This pattern can be found from the website of Crystal palace Yarns.
Easy Peasy Poncho.
Since the Easy Peasy Poncho are having wide spaces, it fits best to be used during the warm period. This one has a v-shaped bottom with hanging strands. Visit Myra Wood’s web site and you will find the pattern there.
This is a Vintage Poncho like those worn in 1960s. The layered color pattern makes it really and stylish. These ponchos have v-shaped bottom and also a slightly v-shaped neckline. You can see ribbon and flower trimmings that give this fashion wear a fragrance of the old time! Find the pattern at Lion Brand web site.
If you have left over yarns this kind of poncho is great since you can use all kinds of different color combinations.
There are hundreds of free poncho patterns for you to choose from. What we have listed here are only some examples. Search for different kinds and choose someone you love! I promise a great time searching for the prettiest poncho patterns!
This particular poncho is easy to make and fits well for someone new to crocheting. This wide poncho is more like a rectangular one. When laid flat, it looks like a huge piece of crocheted square pattern with a hole in the middle.
Beauty in Bloom Poncho
This light blue ponchette is very lady like with its dark blue flower patterns just below the neckline. The length reaches slightly above the waistline.
You can find a free pattern for this crochet poncho in Crochet Pattern Central.
There are a lot more – search the internet and you will find the one you like! Here are one tips
Crocheting ideas – Choosing crochet hats patterns
Wearing a hat is something you can always do. It is not always the hottest fashion, but still it is always “right”.
A hat can be made of different fabrics and have different designs, and of course it is also possible to make a hat using crocheting.
There are stores selling crochet hats patterns. Also on Internet you can find hat patterns. (See the chapter on how to find patterns.)In order to create a unique hat; use your fantasy! Do not only choose a color for the hat as the pattern you have chosen, but the way you want it to be! A small item as a hat is quit easy to modify!
If you want to follow the fashion, check the fashion shows. Collections for the coming season are always launched some months before it arrives.
The first half of the year use to start with the bright colors. If you add some darker colors in the form of lines, strips for example; the hat will not look dull and boring.
Going towards autumn and winter, this now shifts to a darker color. Some good colors are dark blue or navy, black, violet or grey to name a few. But nothing of this is carved in stone – go for the colors and shapes you like!
The available projects for crochet hats range from the most simple crochet pattern to the professional ones. You can find patterns in various sizes from children to adult and of course in all kinds of designs.
These are just of few tips on crocheting projects. There are a lot more out there! Search for tips and ideas everywhere you go and as we use to say – The sky is the limit!
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