Cocoa Baby Ankle Booties - Free Crochet Pattern

With the autumn months upon us, the weather has been so glorious this past week, that I’ve been leaving my desk at every available opportunity, making the most of these last few weeks of warmth before the cold sets in.

Whenever I think of autumn, cosy nights by the fireplace instantly come to mind. There's nothing I love more than snuggling underneath a fluffy blanket, with a mug of hot cocoa keeping my icy fingers nice and toasty, and crochet project laying readily by my side.

Is there anything quite as nostalgic as the smell of hot cocoa? The smell takes me back to when I was just a little girl and my mum would make my brother and myself each a warm mug, filled to the brim, as we enjoyed a snuggly evening in the fort we had just built from a mountain of blankets and pillows.

Hot cocoa is as much a part of every childhood is, as playing in a sandbox or flying a kite. Recently I was feeling a bit sentimental and decided to whip up a quirky pair of ankle baby booties, inspired by the warm tones on display every autumn.
I happened to have some Sirdar Cotton DK in my stash, which was the perfect fit for this little project... Not too chunky, and the skeins came in the most beautiful neutral shades!

If you have a little pair of tootsies that need to be kept warm, make sure to crochet an adorable pair of Cashmere Avocado Booties or a darling set of Autumn Blaze Booties!

What You'll Need
3.00mm (11) Crochet Hook
120 - 140yds DK Yarn (8ply) - Sirdar Cotton DK
Tapestry Needle

Pattern is made for 0 - 6 months old. Changes for size 6- 12 months are in [ ]. 
Finished Measurements (Sole Length)
 0 - 6 month old – 9cm 
6 - 12 month old – 10cm

5 rows & 6 stitches in hdc  = 1 inch

Stitches & Abbreviations
st(s) - stitch(es)
ch - chain stitch
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 together
dc – double crochetdc2tog – double crochet 2 together
camel sc – camel single crochet
sp st – spike stitch

Click here to Download the "Cocoa Baby Ankle Booties Pattern"!

Hope you all enjoyed the pattern for these cosy little baby booties.
If you did crochet this, please share a photo on Instagram, I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,

Secret Garden Toddler Cardigan - Giveaway + Crochet Pattern

One of the most tranquil places to pass time is sitting on a rustic park bench, surrounded by flowers, listening to the birds chirping away. It's no secret at all that I love gardens, flowers and honeybees, so when I read "The Secret Garden" for the very first time as a little girl, I instantly fell in love with the idea of a private sanctuary, overflowing with an array of brightly coloured blossoms. 

Throughout Spring, there is nothing more enjoyable than adding a a touch of whimsical charm to your little lady's wardrobe in the form of a sweet Secret Garden Cardigan!.. Don't you think every girl would look incredibly sweet as she skips through a garden in this vintage outfit? If so, it's your lucky day as I've just added the pattern for this design to my Craftsy Shop and Etsy Shop!

Crocheting adorable outfits and quirky accessories for children is one of my favourite ways to pass the time. If you're exactly the same, be sure to crochet this Cuddly Puppy Hat and Bootie Set, or a chic pair of Swiss Coffee Baby Booties!

You can find the pattern HERE!

9-12 Months , 18-24 Months , 24-36 Months 

6.00mm (10/J) Crochet Hook
345 - 540yds DK Yarn (8ply) - Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
3 Wooden Buttons (0.4")
Tapestry Needle

If you'd like the chance to win a copy of this pattern (I'm giving 10 copies away), 
just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below!

There are no country restrictions, ANYONE can enter. 
The giveaway closes Saturday February 25th at 12:00am AEST,
Good luck everyone!

Valentines Heart - Free Crochet Pattern

Whether you are or aren't celebrating Valentines Day this year, that shouldn't stop you from crocheting an array of tiny little hearts!.. Some girls might want dozens of flowers, and others might want a box of chocolate, but me, I just want some pretty yarn and a crochet hook and I'm the happiest girl in the world.

What You'll Need
2 - 3yds Sport Yarn (5ply) - Drops Safran (Off White, Light Pink, Medium Pink)
Tapestry Needle

Easily adjustable, depending on yarn weight and hook size used.
Width: 1.5" (4cm)
Height: 1.25” (3cm)

3 rows & 6 stitches in dc  = 1 inch

Stitches & Abbreviations
st(s) - stitch(es)
ch - chain stitch
sl st - slip stitch
dc - double crochet
tr - triple crochet
dtr - double triple crochet

Click here to Download the "Valentines Heart Crochet Pattern"!

Hope you all enjoyed the pattern for an adorable little heart.
If you did crochet this, please share a photo on Instagram, I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,