Newborn Pokémon Pokéball Inspired Hat Crochet Pattern

I love creating quirky things, especially if they're meant as a gift for someone special!
Which is why this Pokémon inspired hat would make a perfect gift for any mummy-to-be that loves to game and have fun!


What You'll Need
4.50mm Crochet Hook
50g DK Yarn {8ply}
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size
Newborn, 0 - 3 Months Old
{Head Circumference 13.5 inches, 34cm. Hat Height 5.5 inches, 14cm}

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used}
Ruby Red
Jet Black
Snow White


Round 1~ Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and ruby red yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now. 
Round 3Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Round 4~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Round 5~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 40 half double crochets now.
Round 6~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 48 half double crochets now.
Round 7 - 12~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 13~ Change yarn colour to jet black. Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 14 - 16~ Change yarn colour to snow white. Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 17~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Circle Embellishment ~

Round 1~ Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and snow white DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 5 Single Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 6 single crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 1, then crochet a Single Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1. You should have 12 single crochets now. 
Round 3~ Chain 1, then crochet a Single Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. Then crochet 2 Single Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1. You should have 18 single crochets now.
Round 4~ Chain 1, then crochet a Single Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Single Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1. You should have 24 single crochets now.
Round 5~ Change yarn colour to jet black. Chain 1, then crochet a Single Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Then crochet 2 Single Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1. You should have 30 single crochets now.


Hope you all enjoyed this playful pattern!
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,


Meadow Afghan Square Crochet Pattern

Today I'm just as excited to share my second/last square for "The Blog Hop Crochet Along"!
One of my favourite things about crochet is the ability to create the most beautiful textures using just handful of basic stitches!
What's one of your favourite crochet stitches/techniques to use?



What You'll Need
5.00mm Crochet Hook
150g Worsted Yarn {10ply} - I used Drops Paris
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size
12 inches x 12 inches

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used}
Dark Old Pink
Light Old Pink
Pistachio



A few weeks ago I was asked to join a blog hop crochet along, and I immediately said I am so excited to be joining The Blog Hop Crochet Along today!
I'll working with these lovely bloggers to bring you some of the most beautiful crocheted squares!
The bloggers include Persia LouLittle Monkeys CrochetFiber FluxLoopsanOne Dog WoofMaybe MatildaDream A Little BiggerGleeful Things and  Whistle & Ivy


Here's how it is going to work:
  • Every day (Monday - Friday) a new square pattern will be posted on one of our ten blogs. 
  • You can join in the fun by crocheting each day's square on that day or whenever you have time.
  • Share your progress and post photos of your squares in our Facebook Group.
  • By the end of the Crochet Along you will have twenty 12" squares all ready to be pieced together into a beautiful afghan just in time for the holiday season.
  • Finally, we will be hosting some fabulous giveaways!!! You could win some beautiful Lion Brand Yarn to make your own afghan, $100 CASH money OR our completed afghan! That's right, we are going to be piecing all of our squares together and shipping an afghan out to one very lucky winner.
You can find links to all the other patterns at the end of this post. The links will be updated daily!


~ Meadow Afghan Square ~

Square
Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and worsted yarn (Dark Old Pink), start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 51 Chains. {Note: Add or take away sets of 10 foundation chains if you'd like to create a smaller or bigger sized square.}
Row 1~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. *Skip 3 stitches, then crochet 7 Double Crochets into the next stitch. Skip 3 stitches, then crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Repeat from the * all across, making sure to crochet 1 Single Crochet in the last 2 stitches instead of the last 3 stitches.


Row 2~ Chain 2, then crochet 4 Double Crochets Together in the same stitch and across the next 3 stitches {Note: You can find a helpful video tutorial of the 4 Double Crochets Together stitch HERE}. *Chain 3. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Chain 3, then crochet 7 Double Crochets Together. {Note: You can find a helpful video tutorial of the 7 Double Crochets Together stitch below}.
Repeat from the * all across, making sure to crochet 4 Double Crochets Together in the last 4 stitches, instead of crocheting 7 Double Crochets Together.


Row 3~ Chain 2. Then crochet 4 Double Crochets into the space/hole in the middle of the 4 Double Crochets Together stitch you created in the previous row. *Skip Chain 3 space made in the previous row, then crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Skip Chain 3 space. Then crochet 7 Double Crochets into the space/hole in the middle of the 7 Double Crochets Together stitch you created in the previous row. Repeat from the * all across, making sure to crochet 4 Double Crochets into the space/hole in the middle of the 4 Double Crochets Together stitch you created in the previous row.
Row 4~ Change yarn colour to Light Old Pink. Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. *Chain 3, then crochet 7 Double Crochets TogetherChain 3. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Repeat from the * all across, making sure to crochet 1 Single Crochet in the last 2 stitches instead of the last 3 stitches.
Row 5~ Repeat row 1.
Row 6 - 7~ Change yarn colour to Pistachio. Repeat rows 2 - 3.
Row 8 - 9~ Change yarn colour to Dark Old Pink. Repeat rows 4 and 1.
Row 10 - 11~ Change yarn colour to Light Old Pink. Repeat rows 2 - 3.
Row 12 - 13~ Change yarn colour to Pistachio. Repeat rows 4 and 1.
Row 14 - 15~ Change yarn colour to Dark Old Pink. Repeat rows 2 - 3.
Row 16 - 17~ Change yarn colour to Light Old Pink. Repeat rows 4 and 1.
Row 18 - 19~ Change yarn colour to Pistachio. Repeat rows 2 - 3.
Row 20 - 21~ Change yarn colour to Dark Old Pink. Repeat rows 4 and 1.
Row 22 - 24~ Change yarn colour to Light Old Pink. Repeat rows 2 - 4.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Border
Round 1~ Change yarn colour to Pistachio. Single Crochet all around the edge of your square, making sure to have the same number of single crochets on all 4 sides of your square. {Note: When you reach the corners, crochet 1 single crochet in that stitch. Chain 2, then crochet 1 single crochet into the same stitch again to create a nice corner.} Slip Stitch into the first single crochet.
Round 2 - 4~ Repeat round 1. {Note: Depending on your crocheting tension, you might need to crochet less single crochet rounds or more to achieve a 12 inch x 12 inch square.}
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Now you'll need to block your square {Note: Helpful video tutorial HERE}.



Hope you all enjoyed this quick afghan pattern!
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,






Water Lily Afghan Square Crochet Pattern

Today I'm so excited to share my first square for "The Blog Hop Crochet Along"!
For the past 2 weeks I've been working on this square design, in an attempt to make it the best square I've ever created! 
I have to admit though, that there was quite a bit of trial and error involved, but I am so happy with the finished result!



What You'll Need
5.00mm Crochet Hook
150g Worsted Yarn {10ply} - I used Drops Paris
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size
12 inches x 12 inches

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used}
Dark Old Pink
Light Old Pink
Pistachio



A few weeks ago I was asked to join a blog hop crochet along, and I immediately said I am so excited to be joining The Blog Hop Crochet Along today!
I'll working with these lovely bloggers to bring you some of the most beautiful crocheted squares!
The bloggers include Persia LouLittle Monkeys CrochetFiber FluxLoopsanOne Dog WoofMaybe MatildaDream A Little BiggerGleeful Things and  Whistle & Ivy


Here's how it is going to work:
  • Every day (Monday - Friday) a new square pattern will be posted on one of our ten blogs. 
  • You can join in the fun by crocheting each day's square on that day or whenever you have time.
  • Share your progress and post photos of your squares in our Facebook Group.
  • By the end of the Crochet Along you will have twenty 12" squares all ready to be pieced together into a beautiful afghan just in time for the holiday season.
  • Finally, we will be hosting some fabulous giveaways!!! You could win some beautiful Lion Brand Yarn to make your own afghan, $100 CASH money OR our completed afghan! That's right, we are going to be piecing all of our squares together and shipping an afghan out to one very lucky winner.
You can find links to all the other patterns at the end of this post. The links will be updated daily!


~ Water Lily Afghan Square ~

Flower
Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and worsted yarn (Dark Old Pink), start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 12 Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the first double crochet. You should have 12 double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Double Crochet into the same stitch, but only through the back loop. {Note: Continue crocheting the stitches in THIS round only in the back loop.} Crochet 2 Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 24 double crochets now. 
Round 3~ Change yarn colour to Light Old Pink. Chain 7, then crochet a Slip Stitch into the same stitch. {Note: You've just created your first chain loop.} Crochet 1 Slip Stitch into the next 2 stitches. *Crochet 1 Slip Stitch into the next stitch, then Chain 7, before crocheting 1 Slip Stitch into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Slip Stitch into the next 2 stitches. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the first stitch of this round. You should have 8 chain loops now.
Round 4~ Chain 1. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet, 1 Half Double Crochet, 5 Double Crochets, 1 Triple Crochet, 2 Chains, 1 Triple Crochet, 5 Double Crochets, 1 Half Double Crochet and 1 Single Crochet into the first chain loop you made in the previous round. Repeat from the * mark all across into every chain loop, making sure to finish off with a Slip Stitch. {Note: These will be your flower petals.}
You should have 8 flower petals now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Square
Round 1~ Turn your flower upside down, you're only going to be working into the back of your flower now. Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and Pistachio yarn, crochet 1 Single Crochet below a flower petal, towards the right of that petal. {Note: You want to crochet this round into the back of round 2 of the flower pattern above.} Chain 2. Crochet 1 Single Crochet towards the left of the same flower petal. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the right-side of the next flower petal. Chain 2. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the left-side of the next flower petal. Repeat from the * 6 more times. Slip Stitch into the first stitch of this round. You should have 8 chain loops now.


Round 2~ Chain 2. Crochet 2 Double Crochets into the first chain loop you made in the previous round. Crochet 3 Double Crochets, 2 Chains and 3 Double Crochets into the next chain loop. {Note: You've just created your squares first corner.}  Crochet 3 Double Crochets into the next chain loop. Repeat from the * twice. In the last chain loop crochet 3 Double Crochets, 2 Chains and 3 Double Crochets. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 3~ Turn your work so that you are crocheting from the other side of the square. Chain 2. Crochet 2 Double Crochets into the space between the sets of 3 double crochets you made in the previous round. Continue crocheting 3 Double Crochets into the spaces you made in the previous round. {Note: When you get to the corners, crochet 3 Double Crochets, Chain 2 and 3 Double Crochets into the same stitch/space.} Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 4~ Repeat round 3. {Note: While crocheting this round, when you get to a stitch directly behind a flower petal, hook your crochet hook through 1 stitch at the back of that petal to secure the flower properly to the square. Photo example below.}
Round 5 - 7~ Repeat round 3.


Round 7 - 12~ Change yarn colour to Dark Old Pink. Repeat round 3.
Round 13~ Change yarn colour to Light Old Pink. Single Crochet all around the edge of your square. {Note: When you reach the corners, crochet 1 single crochet in that stitch. Chain 2, then crochet 1 single crochet into the same stitch again to create a nice corner.} Slip Stitch into the first single crochet.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.



Hope you all enjoyed this quick afghan pattern!
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,