How To: Crochet The Popcorn Stitch - Easy Tutorial


Even if you've only ever crocheted the most basic of crochet stitches, the Popcorn Stitch is pretty easy to learn, and only takes a tiny bit of practise. 

The popcorn stitch is usually a lot puffier than a bobble stitch, which makes it a great stitch to crochet blankets and scarves with!



If you'd like to learn how to create the "Popcorn Stitch", this helpful video will guide you through all the steps as you continue on your ever-growing crochet journey!


What are some other crochet stitches you'd like to learn? 
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Camera Satchel Bag - Free Crochet Pattern


For years now I've been an earnest photographer, always keen to learn new settings, explore nature and enjoy life through a camera lens!

So, if you adore cameras and pretty bags as much as I do, I've got just the crochet project for you!.. However, if you're not exactly a photography buff, why not instead try crocheting my dahlia hexagon bag


What You'll Need
5.00mm (H) Crochet Hook
490yds Worsted Yarn (10ply)
Tapestry Needle
1 Cream Shank Button (0.6" x 0.6")

Finished Size
Bag – 8” x 8” (20cm)
Shoulder Strap - 1.5” x 50” (4cm x 127cm)

Yarn
Drops Paris (3 skeins)– Light Ice Blue
Drops Paris (2 skeins) – Off White
Drops Paris (1 skein) - Black

Gauge
4 rows & 4 stitches in sc  = 1 inch

Stitches & Abbreviations
st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain stitch
sl st - slip stitch


Pattern
Click here to Download the "Camera Satchel Bag Pattern"!



Hope you all enjoyed this pattern, perfect for all camera lovers!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,




Ice Cream Swirl Baby Booties - Crochet Pattern + Giveaway


One of my fondest memories growing up was waiting for the ice cream truck in anticipation every Wednesday afternoon.
As soon as I heard that brightly coloured musical truck pull into our street I would run (screaming excitedly at the top of my lungs) to my mum begging her for a treat, and of course, she said yes!
I still remember how the ice cream man served only classic soft-serves, and he would always make me an ice cream swirl which incorporated my two favourite flavours, vanilla and strawberry! 

A couple of weeks ago I remember this memory, which inspired me to create a pattern for these adorable little booties that I've just added it to my Etsy Shop

If ice cream booties aren't your thing, maybe try making a cute pair of sunflower booties or froggy baby booties!

You can find the pattern HERE!


Materials
3.50mm (E) Crochet Hook
8ply Yarn (DK) – Patons Merino Extrafine 
(In the colours “Tearose” and “White”)
Tapestry Needle

Size:
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

Stitches & Abbreviations
st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain stitch
sl st - slip stitch
dc - double crochet
cl st - cluster stitch



If you'd like the chance to win 1 of these 10 patterns, all you need to do is follow the prompts  in the Rafflecopter widget below and you'll be entered to win! 
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There are no country restrictions, ANYONE can enter. 
Good luck everyone, the giveaway closes Friday February 5th at 12:00am AEST.