Turtle Family Crochet Pattern

Turtle Crochet Pattern – Mommy and Baby Turtle Rattle

Crochet Turtles Pattern

This turtle family crochet pattern is a whole lot of fun! The little guy is crocheted around a small plastic Easter egg to create a baby rattle! As baby gets a little older, he or she can shake the rattle and dance to some music.

Pattern includes:

  • Mommy Turtle Stuffed Animal
  • Baby Turtle Rattle
  • Pentagon Pattern
  • Hexagon Pattern

This Turtle Crochet Pattern PDF also includes instructions on how to crochet the spike stitch.

We label this project as intermediate because of the spike stitch. But if you’ve crocheted pentagons and hexagons before, then you should have no problem with this pattern.

When your kids ask you for a pet…crochet them one of these!

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Photo: Love of Crochet Magazine

Photo: Love of Crochet Magazine

Coordinates with Published Set

These little stuffed animals coordinate with the “Teensy Turtle Baby Set” that was published in “Love of Crochet” magazine Fall 2014! The Teensy Turtle Baby Set in the magazine includes a baby blanket, hat, diaper cover and cape.

Bridal Shower Gift – Crochet Handcuffs

Bridal Shower Gift – Crochet Handcuffs

Bridal showers are a great time to gift practical items for  kitchen and bath to a soon to be wed young couple. It’s also a fun time to embarrass them with items a bit more playful like lingerie and toys.

love slave handcuffs

I crocheted the bride-to-be a pair of handcuffs (using a similar color to one in the upcoming wedding) in addition to getting her something from her registry.

I also stamped a card and wrote a suggestive message inside…which I encouraged the bride-to-be to read to out loud to everyone (we can’t miss the opportunity to embarrass her a little!):

Dear Bride,

I crocheted you something you can use to make him your LOVE SLAVE.

Enjoy!

PS: They are adjustable in case you want to be the slave to his love.

FREE Crochet Patterns for Handcuff and Hearts

The free crochet patterns for these are found in a couple older blog posts:

  • Handcuffs (pictured above: Vanna’s Choice in Aqua and  J/10/6.00mm hook)
  • Heart – (pictured above: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Thread (5) in Rosy Rose and a 3.5 mm steel hook)

Enjoy, you young lovers!

Crochet Handcuffs

Crochet Handcuffs

Crochet handcuffs remind us of a childhood full of make believe.

crochet handcuffs

We spent hours playing house, school and, of course, cops and robbers. We dodged behind trees and shot at each other with guns made from twigs. I can’t imagine what playtime would have been like if our mother had crocheted a pair of handcuffs for us!

If you have kids who love to run and play and make believe…picture what adventures they’ll have with a pair of handcuffs! Do they love heros like Dick Tracy and Andy Griffith? Or would they enjoy creating their own characters as local cops, private detectives or special agents?

These crocheted handcuffs are one size fits all. The button slips through any of the spaces in the row of double crochets.

Skill Level: Beginner

Technique Used: Crochet in Rows, Crochet around Chain

Stitches Used: chain, single crochet, double crochet

CROCHET HANDCUFF SUPPLIES:

  • Vanna’s Choice [worsted weight (4)] SILVER GREY – remnant (approx. 26 yards)
  • Hook: J/10/6.00 mm
  • (2) ¾” buttons
  • Yarn Needle
  • Needle and thread

CROCHET HANDCUFF PATTERN:

Chain Link Instructions (make 2)

Ch 15, Join with sl st. Ch 1

Rnd 1: Work 27 sc around the ch-15. Join with a sl st. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Joining (Center) Chain Link Instructions (make 1)

Ch 15: Put two links made previously onto chain. Join with a sl st so the two other links are captured. Ch 1.

Rnd 1: Work 27 sc around the ch-15. Join with a sl st. Finish off and weave in ends.

handcuffs assembled

Cuff Instructions (make 2)

Ch 31

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc across. (30)

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Dc across. (30)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. Finish off and weave in ends. (30)

With a whip stitch, attach Row 15 of one handcuff to outer chain link using the tail of the outer link. Repeat with other handcuff.

Sew a button to the end of one of the handcuffs (either 2nd or 29th stitch). The row of DC will act as button holes. Repeat with other handcuff.

Wishing your kids lots of playtime adventures where all the bad guys are caught and the good guys live happily ever after!

These are toys only and are not to be used as a restraining device. Please play at your own risk.

Crochet Monkey, Banana and Palm Tree Pattern

Create your own jungle with this fun crochet monkey, banana, and palm tree pattern.

Perfect for a jungle themed nursery, a Hawaiian luau party, a tropical paradise or a desert oasis. Kids will enjoy feeding the monkey bananas while adults will be impressed with the your large scale crochet project, the palm tree(s).

Crochet monkey, banana and palm tree

Mix and match the parts and pieces and colors to best meet your needs. Whether you’re looking only for a furry monkey, a sweet snack or a tall bit of shade, this pattern has it all.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Crochet Techniques: Crochet in the round, crochet in front and back loop, crochet increase and decrease, loop stitch, crocodile stitch

Crochet Monkey, Banana and Palm Tree Pattern: THE MONKEY

banana in footOur crochet monkey was crocheted with copper Fun Fur which resembles an orangutan (tailless) or Golden Langur (with tail). Mix and match the colors to create your favorite monkey.

Monkeys have many different characteristics. Some have more hair than others. Some have tails. This pattern includes instructions for these optional features.

This crochet pattern includes hands and feet that grip. That’s right. We’ve crocheted pipe-cleaners (fuzzy sticks) into the hands which allows them to grab hold of things…like a banana. Super fun! (Edges of fuzzy sticks can be sharp – do not use in toys for babies or small children).

The monkey has knee and elbow joints, too, making it more fun to play.

Measures: 14″ tall x 4.5″ wide x 4.75″ thick.

Crochet Monkey, Banana and Palm Tree Pattern: THE BANANA

crochet bananaYum. Crochet bananas for your furry little monkey and make playtime deliciously fun. They are easy and quick to make, so why not crochet a bunch?

The edible portion is crocheted in the round, but the peel is crocheted back and forth to simulate the ridges that bananas have.

These fit perfectly into the hands and feet of the crocheted monkey.

Measures: 4″ long x 3.5″ around.

Crochet Monkey, Banana and Palm Tree Pattern: THE PALM TREE

Crochet Palm Tree

Let your monkey swing from the trees with this larger than life crochet project. The palm tree is perfect for decorating the corner of a room or on the patio for a theme’d party.

It’s the details in the crochet that make this palm tree so adorable. The loop stitch grass, crocodile stitch top and fun yarn make this very realistic. And the pieces that help it all take shape (drain pipe, christmas tree stand and floral foam) are easy to find.

Measures: 8.5′ tall x 4′ wide. Can be made shorter or taller as needed.

Crochet Monkey, Banana and Palm Tree Pattern: Now Available

It’s a Jungle crochet pattern is now available!

Create your own oasis. Buy It’s a Jungle today in the store.

Pig Crochet Pattern

Pig Crochet Pattern – Affectionally named “Pork Chop”

Pig Crochet PatternWe have affectionately named the pig in our Pig Crochet Pattern, “Pork Chop”. He is deliciously fun and easy to crochet! He’s super cute when crocheted in a couple shades of pinks. Have you seen the little extra details this crocheted pig includes? There are dew claws on the feet, puffy checks and a curly tail, just to name a few.

For the hunters in our lives, we’ve modified “Pork Chop” and mounted his head! Yep, this pattern includes instructions on how to make a Mounted Boar’s Head! It’s a little crazy, but it’s so real looking when crocheted in Brown Angel Hair and with the addition of tusks. This would be perfect in a man’s office, study or library. Since it’s crocheted, it would even be fun in your craft room! Be sure to name him!

This pig crochet pattern includes the following instructions:

  • “Pork Chop” as the stuffed animal.
  • The head of “Pork Chop” mounted.
  • Mounted Boar’s Head.
  • Boar as a stuffed animal.

Pig Crochet Pattern – “Pork Chop” as a Famous Pig
pig with collar

This Pig Crochet Pattern can be modified and used to represent a number of famous pigs. As is, “Pork Chop” is a great farm animal. But with a few tweaks, he can be a book character or famous movie star. Here’s a short list of famous pigs:

  • Maxwell, the Geico Pig – give him a pinwheel and watch him squeal “weeeeee” all the way home.
  • Napoleon from Animal Farm – have him stand on his hind feet and give him some clothes.
  • Piglet from Winnie the Pooh – dress him in a striped pink shirt and have him stand on his hind feet.
  • Porky Pig from Looney Tunes – dress him in a blue shirt and red tie and have him stand on his hind feet.
  • Tusk, the Arkansas Razorbacks mascot – crochet him in red with a black sweater.
  • Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web – give him an award winning collar.

Pig Crochet Patter – The Details

Like our other patterns, this Pig Crochet Pattern includes lots of photos, detailed written instructions, checkboxes to mark your progress, materials list, gauge info and more.

Skill Level: Easy

“Pork Chop” measures 10″ in length x 5 1/2″ tall x 3 3/4″ wide.

Available in the Store

Pig Crochet Pattern – Available in the Store

The Pig Crochet Pattern is available now in the store. Purchase your pattern today and you can be making a pig tonight! Weeeeee….what fun!

FREE accessories and modifications are available in the store as well!

 

Crochet Christmas Ornaments

Crochet Christmas Ornaments

Crochet Christmas OrnamentsCrochet Christmas ornaments are a fun and festive way to decorate for the holidays.  From the classical to the whimsical, these crocheted ornaments are designed to please everyone in the house this Christmas.

They are quick and easy to make and most ornaments can be crocheted with just remnants of yarn. Decorate the tree; accessorize a present; hang them from doorknobs. These little ornaments can bring cheer wherever they’re needed.

Skill Level: Easy

Dazzle your friends and family with these ornaments. Show them that crochet can be traditional yet untraditional all at the same time.

Need a gift for a dog lover? Sneak a squeaker into one of these ornaments and turn it into a hand crocheted dog toy!

Crochet Christmas Ornaments – The Details

This crochet Christmas ornaments pattern set includes the directions for six fun and unique ornaments.

Most of the ornaments use a basic medium weight yarn for the base ornament with fine or super fine yarn for the details. Each ornament is crocheted in the round and the pattern includes instructions using US abbreviations, a materials list, gauge information, check boxes to keep track of your progress, photos, and more.

Christmas Ball Ornaments Set

Let’s take a closer look at each ornament:

  • Snowman Crochet Christmas Ornament – This 2 3/4 inch tall winter classic comes with a removable chullo (ear flap hat) and a quirky smile sure to warm everyone’s heart. Hang without the hat and the snowman looks like a golf ball – perfect for the golfers in your life.
  • Toy Soldier Crochet Christmas Ornament – This 4 1/2 inch tall Nutcracker character brings a solemn demeanor to the festivities, guarding the hopes and dreams of all those present.
  • Santa’s Belly Crochet Christmas Ornament – Like a bowlful of jelly, this 3 1/2 inch tall merry belly comes with a belt that can be tightened, loosened, and with a metal buckle, removed altogether. Directions include how to make a crocheted buckle or how to use a metal buckle.
  • Sock Monkey Crochet Christmas Ornament – A childhood favorite, this 2 1/2 inch tall ornament is for the young at heart. Fun for the little ones and for those that remember their sock monkey friend.
  • Ball of Yarn Crochet Christmas Ornament – Yarnivores of every kind will enjoy this 3 3/4 inch tall yarn ball. Whether a knitter, a crocheter, or a yarn crafter in general, this is a fun way to bring one’s love of the fiber arts into the festivities.
  • Snowflake Crochet Christmas Ornament – Bringing two classic decorations together, this 3 inch tall ornament combines the ball ornament with the snowflake ornament. Separate they decorate all kinds of spaces, together they spice up  the place.

Crochet Christmas Ornaments – In the Store

These crochet Christmas Ornaments are available now in the store. When you purchase through our website, you’ll immediately receive a receipt which includes a link to download the PDF pattern.

Order today and start crocheting right away!

Available in the Store

 

Dynamite

Dynamite – Creating a Bang

DynamiteCrochet a stick of dynamite and you’re in for a bang! These toy explosives are small enough for your pocket but they pack a big enough punch for the big jobs. Add a bit of yellow and orange string to the end of the wick and these toys are lit!

Caution: once your kids get their hands on one, they’re gonna want more!

Dynamite – FREE Crochet Pattern

Dynamite has been around since the late 1880’s. It’s been used by cowboys, miners and soldiers alike.  That should light up your child’s imagination!

The finished dynamite measure 1 1/4 x 8 inches making them quick and easy to crochet. This pattern calls for crochet in the round (you can make them any length you like). Use scraps of yarn you have in your stash – a real money saving solution for the holidays!

FREE Crochet Patterns

Free Patterns Page: Download the pattern from the FREE Crochet Patterns page.
Store: Add the Dynamite Free to your cart in the Store.

Dynamite – Something for the Bigger Jobs

mining film strip

Check out this Hard Hat Mining Set!

Make your little bang a BIG KAPOW with the Hard Hat Mining Set! The hard hat will help keep you safe on the job and light your way. Strap a bunch of dynamite together and create a big bang with the blasting box (the handle really moves up and down!). Store all your explosives in the wooden dynamite create for later use.

Learn more about the Hard Hat Mining Set or head to the store to get your pattern now.

Hard Hat Mining Set

 

Hard Hat Mining Set – A Blast to Play With

Hard Hat

The hard hat and mining set is the perfect toy to create an explosion. Crochet fire on a single stick of dynamite and throw it in a hole for a little kapow. Or set off a whole stack of dynamite with a blasting box to create a BIG BANG!

Take your imagination deep within the earth building mines to reach diamonds, gold, gems and other precious metals. Or blast through layers of rock quarrying granite and other beautiful stone.

The hard hat will keep you safe as you blast your way to adventure. Stash your dynamite in the wood crate  and bring it and the blasting box along for the big jobs.

Hard Hat and Mining Set – Fun for All the Kids

This is one hard hat and mining set you’re gonna love to crochet because this one pattern will work for all the kids (baby to adult women)!

The hard hat pattern is One Size Fits All because there’s an adjustable strap inside (just like real hard hats). Simply make the strap tighter (with use of a button) and it will fit anybody’s head (baby, toddler, child, tween, teen, adult women). Add the light, and your projects are immediately illuminated.

The dynamite is a breeze to whip up. Make a couple sticks to carry in your pocket or crochet a bunch and strap them together for bigger jobs. This pattern comes with instructions to make a wick for a single stick or blasting cap and wire to attach a bunch of dynamite to a blasting box.

mining set

The blasting box will help you get the big jobs done faster. The “plunger handle” really moves! You can pull up and down on the handle to simulate a big blast! The sides of the box are crocheted with a wavy pattern to simulate wood grain. There’s a strap on top so you can carry the box to your blast sight. Instructions for the wire, twistable wing nuts and blasting cap are also included.

The wood dynamite crate will help store your dynamite when you’re heading to the job site. This pattern calls for two shades of brown to really get an authentic wood grain look. Crochet a couple of hinges and some lettering to bring the box to life. Create some cord handles and you can carry your explosives anywhere.

Hard Hat and Mining Set – Available in the Store

Hard Hat Store ItemThe beauty of the hard hat and mining set is that you can start playing right away. Crochet the hard hart first and you’ll instantly feel like a miner. With just a single stick of dynamite you can immediately begin to blow things up. Add the blasting box and wood crate when time allows or when your stack of dynamite gets to be unmanageable!

The crochet pattern for the hard hat and mining set is available now in the store. You’ll get a bang out of this pattern!

Bomber Hat Set

Bomber Hat Set – High Flying Fun

bomber hatThe Bomber Hat Set is just the ticket for high flying family adventure. Your imaginations will soar with these warm and cozy bomber hats, adjustable goggles and long flowing scarves. You can take to the skies with Amelia Earhart and the Wright Brothers simulating flights in open-air cockpits.

The bomber hat and goggles were standard issue even after cockpits became enclosed (through World War II). So don’t let your adventures stall out…put on your flying gear and take a trip around the world!

Bomber Hat Set – Fun for the Whole Family

We have a bomber hat set for everyone in the family! We’ve got everyone’s head covered: from newborns to adults and from boys and girls to moms and dads!

The hat patterns comes in 6 sizes – newborn to adult men. The hat is modeled after the leather flying caps that had wool interiors and long ear flaps with pockets for radios.

The flying goggles come in 3 sizes – baby, child and adult. All of the goggles have adjustable straps. The pattern includes instructions on crocheting your own buckles or incorporating store bought ones.

The scarves come in 3 sizes -baby, child and adult. Each scarf is a different pattern. Mix up the colors to add even more variety.

hats goggles and scarves

Bomber Hat Set – Available in the Store

Let’s get these bomber hats off the printed page and on your families heads! Your crocheting fingers will fly through these patterns. The Aviator Set is available now in the store.