Dishie Fauxchet Patterns

Dishie Fauxchet Patterns

Dish clothes are great projects for learning how to Fauxchet. In fact, these were some of the first projects we made.

fauxchet dishies

As we mentioned in our product review of the easyloop fauxchet tool, any pattern that uses a chain, slip stitch or single crochet can be made with the easyloop tool. The patterns below will list the abbreviation for both crochet and fauxchet.

dishie on sink

The dishies in these fauxchet patterns measure approximately 6”x6”. We love the smaller size for getting into cups and such.

Skill Level: Easy

Stitches Used: Chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single fauxchet (sf), single crochet (sc)

Techniques Used: fauxchet/crochet in rows, fauxceht/crochet in the round


FAUXCHET PATTERN 1: V-Stitch Dishie

The v-stitch is widely used in crochet…and is easy to fauxchet as well.

v-stitch dishie

Materials List:

  • Easyloop fauxchet tool (or Crochet Hook: H/8/5.00mm)
  • Lily Sugar’n Cream worsted weight (4) cotton
    HOT PURPLE
  • Yarn Needle for sewing

V-Stitch Dishie Fauxchet Pattern

Ch 17

Row 1: In 3rd ch from tool work *sf(sc), ch 1, sf(sc), skip 2 ch* across.

Row 2-17: Ch 2, turn. *In ch-1 sp work sf(sc), ch 1, sf(sc), skip 2 sts* across.

Rnd 18: Sf(sc) around all four sides of dishie. Join with sl st. Weave in ends.


FAUXCHET PATTERN 2: Mini Blocks Dishie

Another popular crochet pattern is mini blocks. Again, an excellent project for learning the easyloop fauxchet tool.

mini blocks dishie

Materials List:

  • Easyloop fauxchet tool (or Crochet Hook: H/8/5.00mm)
  • Lily Sugar’n Cream worsted weight (4) cotton
    LAVENDER
  • Yarn Needle for sewing

Mini Blocks Dishie Fauxchet Pattern

Ch 23

Row 1: Sf(sc) in 6th ch from tool, sf(sc) *ch 2, skip 2 ch, 2 sf(sc)* across. End with ch 2, skip 2 ch, 1 sf(sc).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. *2 sf(sc) on ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip 2 sts* across. End with 2 sf(sc).

Row 3: Ch 3. *Skip 2 sts, 2 sf(sc), ch 2* across. End with skip 2 sts, 1 sf(sc).

Rows 4-18: Repeat Rows 2 & 3 alternately.

Rnd 19: Sf(sc) around all four sides of dishie. Join with sl st. Weave in ends.


More Fauxchet

To learn more about the easyloop fauxchet tool, visit the fauxchet website.

PDF’s of our Free Fauxchet Patterns are available on the Free Fauxchet Patterns page.

Colorful Heart in Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth

Ever since I charted the Heart in Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth knitting pattern, I’ve wanted to knit it in color. I love the stockinette heart in the middle of the garter stitch…but what would a change of color do?

The Front of Grandma’s Favorite Dishie

Colorful Heart in Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth knitting pattern

I’m thrilled with my first ever attempt to knit with a color change.

But I had two challenge:

  1. I had to learn how to pick up a new color without leaving a hole.
  2. Since there is no “back” to this project, that meant I couldn’t carry my color. Yep, there were 5 mini balls of yarn for this project! Way too many for a first timer.

This gave me a new appreciation for any and all knitting projects that use more than one color. And an even greater appreciation for knit groups! I’m definitely going to hit one up next time I start this project!

The Back of Grandma’s Favorite Dishie

back of dishie

So…since I didn’t carry the color…what does the back look like? Here ya go…a sneak peak.

Yeah, not very pretty. But you know what? I’m still gonna use it. Or is this one of those projects only a mother could love…so I should send it to my mom???

If you’ve got some knitting advice, I’m all ears. Leave me a comment below.

Get your free Heart in Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth knitting pattern.

 

Featured Crochet Patterns

holiday bags Aviator Hat snowflake bag

Holiday Bags

Reindeer, Bethlehem, Turkey
Bags & Ornaments!

For more info:
Blog: Holiday Bags
Store: Holiday Bags

Aviator Hat

Hats, Goggles and Scarves
Sizes for the whole family!

For more info:
Blog: Aviator Hat Set
Store: Bomber Set

Snowflake Bags

Snowflake Set
Bags & Ornaments!

For more info:
Blog: Snowflake Bags
Store: Snowflake Bags

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!

 

D Fence Football Christmas Ornament

D Fence Football Christmas Ornament – FREE Crochet Pattern – Great for Any Team

d fence football christmas ornamentThis FREE D Fence Football Christmas Ornament is great for any American football fan. You know we’re passionate about sports. We love high school, college and professional football. We also know that a good offense is a good defense.

This football ornament is great for friends and family alike. It can be used as a Christmas tree ornament, a refrigerator magnet or applique for a hat or other accessories. And this is a great stash buster. Use whatever yarns you have in the house just so long as your colors have contrast so each element will stand out.

D Fence (defense) is a popular poster design that football fans take with them to football games. It’s our way of encouraging the defensive line (players) to play hard and win.

D Fence Football Christmas Ornament – The Pattern Details

The D Fence Football Christmas Ornament measures 3 inches x 3 inches. It’s design is inspired by the picket style fence.

Skill Level: Easy

footballThe pattern for the D Fence Football Ornament includes detailed written instructions, supply list, gauge info, abbreviation list, checkbox to mark your progress, photos and more.  The FREE pattern includes:

  • Picket slats
  • Horizontal supports
  • Letter “D”
  • Mini NFL style football

Bonus Garden PatternBONUS: This FREE pattern also includes instructions on crocheting a flower garden scene. We couldn’t resist making this fence ornament multi-purpose. The flower garden can be crocheted on the back or as a separate ornament all together.

D Fence Football Christmas Ornament – Download for FREE

This pattern includes all the great features found in all our patterns including photos, detailed instructions, gauge information, supply list, check boxes to mark your progress, and more.

FREE Crochet Patterns

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

FREE Sachet Bag Crochet Pattern

sachet bagsFREE Sachet Bag Crochet  Pattern – Such Adorable Bags

Make your own Sachet Bags with this FREE Crochet Pattern and see what all the fuss is about. Why the new craze for sachet bags? Are they really all that special? Many people use them as soap savers. Do they really save on soap? Seeing is believing. Download the free pattern and see for yourself.

sachet iPod cozySoap isn’t the only thing these draw string bags are good for. They make great gift card holders! You can also use these as pouches for storing electrical devices such as an iPod and cell phones. These mini bags are most notably recognized as potpourri sachets and scented sachets or as wedding favors and bridal shower favors. These make great gift wrapping for smaller gifts like chocolates and jewelry. You’ll be so delighted with your sachet, you’ll come up with a lot of little uses for it.

FREE Sachet Bag Crochet Pattern – The Details

crown edgingYour sachet bags will vary in size depending on the size hook you use. We used hook E with Red Heart Eco-Cotton yarn and our bags measure 2 3/4 inches x 6 inches.

Skill level: Easy

This bag is crocheted using the filet stitch (dc, ch 1 skip a st). It’s topped with a beautiful crown edge and tightens with a cord draw string. It’s simple yet elegant.

The pattern includes detailed written instructions (for the bag, crown edge and drawstring). It has lots of photos, materials list, gauge info, check box to mark your progress and more.

 

FREE Crochet Patterns

Free Patterns Page: Download the pattern from the FREE Crochet Patterns page.
Store: Add the Filet Sachet with Crown Edge Pattern Free to your cart in the Store.

FREE Sachet Bag Crochet Pattern – There’s More!

Caution: Sachet bags are addicting to make. We made one sachet and couldn’t stop. In our case, one bag led to seven! Here is a small sampling of them.

Crochet Soap Saver Collection

Blog: See all seven of the bags on our Crochet Soap Saver Collection blog post
Store: Also available in the store at Crochet Sachet Soap Saver Collection.

This set has a nice blend of both feminine and masculine designs. Check out the bonus Mary Jane style Wash Mitt. It’s perfect for liquid soap users!

 

Winter Hat and Scarf Gift Set

Winter Hat and Scarf Gift Set – A Happy Trio

Winter Hat and Scarf Gift SetOhhh so soft. This Winter Hat and Scarf Gift Set is cute and cuddly. Whether you make just one piece or all three, you’ll love the way it feels and so will the recipient! The colors of the Sensations Rainbow Boucle yarn were calling our names begging to be turned into a winter scene. Here is the happy result.

Scarves and Hats whip up pretty quickly so they make great last minute gifts. If you have a little extra time, the gift bag is adorable – don’t pass that up. We crocheted with two strands at once (held double) and used a hdc so that it would work up a bit quicker than a single crochet project.

Skill Level: The pattern is easy, but the Boucle yarn is a bit tricky to work with. If you use Boucle, please note that you probably won’t be able to see your stitches. You’ll have to crochet more by feel than anything. But it should be pretty easy to do since these projects are worked in a rectangle (back and forth – not in the round).

Winter Hat and Scarf Gift Set – The Pattern Details

The set is an adorable gift because the hat and scarf match and fit nicely inside the gift bag. Mix and match for your specific needs. We love that the winter scene isn’t too “Christmasy” and can be worn all winter long.

The pattern includes lots of photos, written directions, a couple of charts, gauge info, materials list, check boxes to mark your progress and more. Since the stitches of Boucle are difficult to see, we’ve also taken photos of the tree appliques with traditional yarn.

film strip of winter set

The Winter Hat Pattern

This is crocheted as a rectangle. The finished project measures 9 1/5 inches tall not including the pom pom. It’s 10 1/2 inches when folded flat. It’s one size fits all. It fits young boys, teen girls and adult women.

The hat pattern includes a chart as well as written instructions. It can be easily modified for larger or smaller sizes. There are photos and instructions on how to make the pom pom. And of course photos and directions for the tree.

Wearing the Winter Hat and Scarf Gift SetThe Winter Scarf Pattern

This is crocheted with short rows. The scarf measures 5 inches by 56 inches. There are detailed instructions and photos for the scarf, tree and star.

This piece is a lot of fun to make and wear. It’s so soft looking, don’t be surprised if people stop you and ask to feel it!

The Winter Gift Bag Pattern

This is crocheted as a rectangle (the bottom sewn on as a separate piece). There is a chart as well as detailed instructions on how to crochet the bag. There are detailed instructions on making the cute icicle edging, handles and tree appliques.

This gift bag will look absolutely adorable under the Christmas tree. Or maybe you’ll use it as an adorable tote?

 Winter Hat and Scarf Gift Set – In the Store

The pattern is now available in the store. Order now and download the pattern right from the link on your receipt. See more photos on the Winter Hat and Scarf Gift Set page in the store.

Mary Jane Wash Mitt

Mary Jane Wash Mitt – Fun and Practical

Mary Jane style Wash MittMary Jane shoes and slippers are wildly popular. Bath time has been totally inspired by her, too!

Where the toe box might be, we’ve got a pocket for your fingers. Where the heel might be, we’ve got a pocket for the thumb. And nothing says Mary Jane like a fun strap with faux button. We’ve got one of those to. It runs across the back of your hand to strap the Mary Jane Wash Mitt firmly in place.

The Bath Mitt is great for liquid soap lovers. You can use it in the bath, shower or keep it by your sink to use as your face scrubbie.

Mary Jane Wash Mitt – the Details

Mary Jane Wash Mitt two colorsWe dressed up this Mary Jane Wash Mitt by adding a bit of ruffle around the edge. Who doesn’t love a little extra frill?!

Skill Level: Easy

Really, this is a fun, quick and easy project. You can make three or more wash mitts with one skein of Red Heart Eco-Cotton Yarn. So this is fabulous last minute gift. It measures 4 1/2″ x 8″. We’ve included instructions on how to make it smaller for more petite hands.

The pattern includes detailed written instructions, lots of pictures, gauge info, materials list, check box for marking your progress, size info, abbreviation list and more.

Soap Saver CollectionBONUS: This pattern also includes 7 soap saver sachets! And they are all adorable. You can learn more about them on our crochet soap saver collection page.

This is available now in the store. Your receipt will have a link to download the pattern. Buy the Mary Jane Wash Mitt pattern now and start crocheting right away.

Holiday Gift Bags

Holiday Gift Bags – Perfect for Religious and Non-Religious Celebrations

holiday gift bagsNo doubt you’ll need a few holiday gift bags this holiday season. Add a personal touch and a bit of whimsy with some hand crocheted bags! These are perfect for gift giving, to decorate for the holidays or for use as totes and purses.

These bags are great for both religious and secular holiday celebrations. The turkey bag will help you gobble up some fun this Thanksgiving. The Bethlehem and reindeer bag will help you ring in a little Christmas cheer.

Holiday Gift Bags – Ornaments

turkey and reindeer ornamentAs a bonus, this holiday gift bags pattern includes instructions on making the turkey and reindeer appliques or as Christmas ornaments! The ornaments will look cute hanging on a Christmas tree or as decorations on gifts.

The turkey measures measures 6.5″ (width and height). The Reindeer measures 4.5″ (width and height) when crocheted with an H hook and medium worsted weight yarn (4). We used Red Heart Super Saver.

Holiday Gift Bags – The Details

all holiday gift bags and ornamentsThese holiday gift bags are easy to crochet and fun to make. The body of the bag is made with a half double crochet which makes it whip up quickly. The edging is beautiful with a reverse double crochet. Of course, the turkey and reindeer applique make the gift bags simply adorable.

The gift bags measure 6.5″ x 4″ x 9″ (not including the handles). The pattern includes:

  • Turkey bag instructions
  • Bethlehem bag instructions
  • Reindeer bag instructions
  • Applique and Ornament instructions
  • Bonus Bag: The Bethlehem bag using bulky yarn (5)
  • Photos, detailed instructions, gauge info, materials list and more…

Spread a little holiday cheer with homemade holiday gift bags now. They are now available in the store.