What are the Best Crochet Items to Sell at Craft Fairs?

crochet items to sell at craft fairs

The question most often asked in many of my crochet groups is – What are the best crochet Items to sell at craft fairs? Although it’s hard to know what types of trends are going to come and go with each passing year, one thing is certain. . .there are a few tried and true items that seem to be selling well for people all year long!

I’ve put together a list that seem to do well amongst many of my friends at any time of the year, and have also listed items that they mention tend to do well during different seasons, in hopes that you will have a successful craft show! In addition to ideas, I’ve also linked some patterns below that are free, so that you can get some ideas of things to make. Note: Please read more from the pattern makers regarding what is (or is not) allowed with items you make from their patterns.

Crochet Items to Sell at Craft Fairs

Tulle Dish Scrubbies – Aside from the fact that everyone I know has some form of dish scrubber on display at their sink, people crave these homemade tulle dish scrubbers! I’ve attached the one I typically make for myself below!

The Best Kitchen Scrubber

Soap Savers – I’ve not been to a craft fair that didn’t have handmade soap, and what a fantastic product to upsell to those people smelling the delightful scents of the bar soaps!

Soap Saver Pouch

Washcloths – Bath and body items tend to do very well at craft fairs because they don’t take the creator much time to make, are lower cost, and can be positioned as valuable gift ideas for customers. Creative packaging can also help sell bath and body crochet items as a set!

C2C Washcloth Pattern

Dishcloths – Some of the best crochet items to sell at craft fairs are going to be items for your kitchen. Dishcloths are something that are quick and easy to make, and can be useful to the recipient for many years. In fact, I have customers prefer my cotton Sugar’n’ Cream dishcloths over store bought any day! Here’s a pattern straight from the yarn brand’s website:

Lily Sugar’N Cream Dishcloth

Plant Hangers – It seems that this year with more people staying at home, caring for houseplants has grown in popularity. Why not make some gorgeous plant hangers to sell as a home decor item?

Crochet Pot Plant Hanger

Tooth Fairy Pillows – Another creative item that seems to sell really well at craft fairs is a tooth fairy pillow. It’s a great gift idea, and a way to start a long-lasting tradition that the kids can keep and maybe even share with the next generation.

Tooth Fairy Pillow

Potholders – Potholders, or Hot Pads, are another kitchen item that almost all households use. These tend to work up quickly, and can be packed with crochet dishcloths to make a great kitchen set!

Modern Hot Pad Pattern

Scrunchies – Hair Scrunchies are a trendy item right now that are very quick and easy to make. They require little yarn, and offer a great return on investment for your time and material cost. Check out my own pattern for Velvet Hair Scrunchies below!

Velvet Crochet Hair Scrunchies

Headbands – Headbands are another item that go well at craft fairs, because they are often another low-dollar, low-investment item that are easy for people to give as gifts..

Astrid Headband Pattern

Market Bags – I use market bags for a variety of things–bringing in produce from the garden, as reusable bags at the grocery store, or to use as hanging storage for plastic grocery bags that I can reuse.

Crochet Market Bag

Coasters – Another great, and quick, crochet home decor item are coasters! People use coasters to protect their tabletops from rings of moisture that come from drinks, and from the heat that comes from hot drinks. Coasters are most often made from cotton yarn, and are a fantastic item to make four of and sell as a set!

Flat Circle Coaster Pattern

Coffee Cozies – Us coffee drinkers enjoy the beverage all year long, so coffee cozies tend to be in style year-round. These go around your drink and protect your hands from the heat that your mug (or travel cup) puts off.

Easy Crochet Cup Cozy

Crochet Items to Sell at Craft Fairs During the Spring or Summer

If you’re preparing for a craft show during the spring/summer seasons, you know that there are certain items that tend to sell better during these months. People are shopping for ways to use crochet items outdoors, with things they eat or drink that are cold, and home decor items that can easily be displayed during the months of April – July.

Can Cozies – People often enjoy cold beverages outside during the summer months when they grill out of host outdoor gatherings. Cans typically come straight from coolers, and are cold and a bit wet. A can cozy is the perfect solution for this!

Easy Can Cozy Pattern

Freezer Pop Holders – Maybe one of the best (and easiest) crochet items to sell at craft fairs during the summer is freezer pop holders. These keep those plastic packages from slipping out of little hands and ending up on the ground, as well as keep hands from getting super cold!

Fun Freezer Pop Holders

Water Balloons – A fun new twist on a summer favorite! crochet water balloons are made out of blanket yarn, which acts like a sponge when placed in water. These reusable balloons are a great way to enjoy a fun water balloon fight that provides for easy cleanup. (Just be sure to warn people not to throw them as hard — especially if older teens and adults are playing). 🙂

Crochet Water Balloons

Cactus Amigurumi in Pots – What a fun way for people to enjoy plants that they don’t have to take care of (not that cacti need much care anyway). These are a cute decor item to display in the summertime! The pattern below features a tall cactus, however there are 3 more of different types on her blog!

Crochet Cactus

Baskets – Everyone loves a great basket! Crochet baskets have amazing texture and are a functional item many can use in their home decor.

Mini Nesting Baskets

Bottle Carriers – Spring and Summer are seasons when many people take advantage of walking outdoors, and when you walk outdoors, you often want to take a water bottle, but holding it is often cumbersome. What better solution than a light-weight water bottle holder that makes carrying your water hands-free?

Crochet Water Bottle Holder

Ice Cream Cozy – Who has gotten a pint of Halo Top and a spoon, and then immediately had to also nestle it in a potholder, or something, anything, to keep your hands from getting cold? This girl does that ALL THE TIME. These ice cream cozies are genius. Your ice cream loving customers will be all over this idea!

Crochet Ice Cream Cozy

Crochet Items to Sell at Craft Fairs During the Fall or Winter

During the fall and winter, you definitely want to adjust the types of crochet items to sell at craft fairs.. People are thinking about items to keep themselves warm, Christmas gifts, and holiday decorations. I’ve compiled a few ideas for these seasons to get you started.

Crochet Beanies – Crochet hats have become very popular over the past few years. From regular beanies, to hats that allow women with thick hair the ability to display their messy bun or ponytail through the hat.

Crochet Ribbed Beanie

Messy Bun Pattern

Crochet Scarf – Crochet scarves are often a hot item when the weather is getting cooler.. The following is a great pattern I’ve found and actually have made for myself using a Caron Cake.

Crochet Scarf Pattern

Crochet Pocket Shawl – If you have a lot of lead time, crochet pocket shawls have been in demand over the past few years.. They take a bit more yarn than some of the patterns listed here, but I think they’d be a great seller at your craft fairs during the fall and winter months.

Crochet Pocket Shawl Pattern

Crochet Stockings – These are great to make up and sell at a Winter market where people are looking for Christmas decor and gifts.

Crochet Stockings

Crochet Pumpkin Pattern – A must have at fall craft fairs. Crochet pumpkins are great for fall and autumn displays and are easy to work up..

Crochet Rustic Farmhouse Pumpkins

Crochet Pillows – When the winter seasons approach, I often change my throw pillows on my couch to something that goes with the rest of my decor. These buffalo plaid farmhouse pillows are always a cute addition to add during the winter months.

Farmhouse Crochet Pillow

Crochet Garlands – Garlands are another popular home decor item in the fall season. Check out this fall garland pattern with acorns and leaves!

Crochet Acorn Garland

Crochet Snowballs – What about a safe, indoor snowball fight? The kids will love these snowballs that don’t melt and can be used for indoor snowball fights!

Crochet Indoor Snowballs

Pocket Tissue Cozy – As the weather cools down, the sniffles often creep up! These crochet pocket tissue cozies are a great idea to make and sell during the winter craft fairs!

Crochet Pocket Tissue Cozy

I hope you’ve found a few new ideas for crochet items to sell at craft fairs for the next one you are in! Best of luck to you and your crochet businesses!

Crochet Patterns for 2020 – The Year of the Dumpster Fire

2020 crochet pattern roundup

Let’s usher 2020 out. . .preferably WITHOUT a bang. I think this year has been rough on everyone, and when times get tough, the crochet community gets creative. I have to admit, I was over on Etsy looking for Christmas ornament patterns to put together into a roundup, but I determined that this year almost deserves its own special blog post. Because, from dumpster fires to masked Snowmen, crochet designers have created some amazing art to help us look back and remember what this year was like.

This post could be mildly offensive, will contain curse words, and should make you laugh. Sorry, mom. 🙂

Crochet Patterns for 2020

by JennifersStitchedUp via Etsy

2020 Got Me Seeing Red Beanie Pattern – I mean, let’s start off solid with how we all really feel. This pattern is crochet, not knit –even though it might resemble it. It uses the waistcoat stitch.

by HookandFlatter via Etsy

2020 Dumpster Fire Crochet Pattern – Because nothing describes this year better.

by CuriousPapaya via Etsy

Angry Toilet Paper Roll Ornament – Remember the toilet paper shortage and all of your crochet friends saying “I GOT YOU. We have enough yarn to get through this.” This ornament is interactive, y’all. It unrolls to reveal another face. . .both accurately describing how we all feel about the lack of toilet paper this year.

by SmachnaTorba via Etsy

Mini Crochet Mask Ornament – Who would’ve thought that masks would’ve become the most essential wardrobe accessory of the year back in January?

by PrieurDesignBoutique via Etsy

Covey the Virus Amigurumi Plushie Crochet Pattern – Meet Covey, the little nightmare that no one wanted around this year. Now you can make him, and throw him across the room when you’re mad at him. I guess that’s as close to retribution as we can get for the time being.

by GaNaKnitToys via Etsy

Masked Snowman Crochet Ornament Pattern – Because in 2020 not only Superheroes wear masks — snowmen do, too.

by CrochetAMemory via Etsy

Funny Quarantine C2C Blanket Graph Pattern – If you’re committed to making a blanket to memorialize this year, I highly recommend it be this one.

by BabyCakesStudios via Etsy

Crochet Toilet Paper Amigurumi Pattern – I never thought I’d be able to describe toilet paper as cute, but here we are.

by NanoStitches via Etsy

Crochet Plague Mask Pattern – Guys, I’m never cleaning the house without this again. For that “I want to look otherworldly and vaguely threatening” kind of vibe.

by OutlawHeartCreations via Etsy

2020 Commemorative Trash Bag – Are you ready to take out the trash that was 2020? YUP. Meeeee Too!

I hope you all enjoyed this roundup of crochet patterns as much as I enjoyed finding and putting them together for you. In all honesty, I hope that at the end of this crazy year your family is safe and healthy. <3 Happy Crocheting!

8 Adorable Crochet Mug Hats to Complete Your Fall Decor

crochet mug hats

My post about crochet mug hats wouldn’t be complete without also discussing my recent Rae Dunn mug addiction. In fact, it’s this trend that had me over on Etsy looking for crochet mug toppers to begin with. This then led me to discovering that many were also decorating with these marshmallow mugs! These smaller mugs are simply adorable displayed with a crochet mug hat! Even though I can crochet, I still love supporting other crocheters who make something unique that I can display in my home. I strongly believe in sharing the love.

I should also add that I’m an Etsy affiliate, so if you shop from this post, I want to disclose that I will get a commission from the purchase. Thank you for supporting my (and the following) small businesses.

Have you ever heard of crochet mug hats? I sent a group of my friends a few pictures earlier as I was putting together this post, and none of them had any idea what they were, or that they were on trend right now. I first heard about them in a few of the Facebook groups I’m in that share seasonal and themed home decor ideas. I immediately fell in love! While not all crochet mug toppers are hats, or are crochet, they are so very cute. I urge you to head over to Etsy and look them up!

Crochet Mug Hats | Marshmallow Mug Hats

Note: This roundup is full of already made crochet mug hats for purchase (these are NOT patterns).

Photo Credit Anniestreasuresllc via Etsy.
  1. Pumpkin Spice Latte Marshmallow Mug Hat

If you’re a fan of pumpkin spice lattes, you’ll love these latte-inspired marshmallow mug hats. This design would look excellent on a tiered stand display in your kitchen, or on your coffee bar.

Photo Credit MymakesByMary via Etsy

2. Fall Marshmallow Mug Hat

This fall marshmallow mug hat reminds me of a scarecrow’s straw hat. I adore the craftsmanship on the area made to look like patchwork.

Photo Credit SweetThingsCrochet4u via Etsy.

3. Hocus Pocus Sanderson Sisters Mug Hats (Set of 3)

These mug hats are nothing short of magic! I love the movie Hocus Pocus and these Sanderson Sister themed hats on your marshmallow mugs would be just perfect for a great Halloween display!

Photo Credit EmmasRusticRoom via Etsy

4. S’mores Marshmallow Mug Hat

The name of this hat speaks for itself. An adorable chocolate hat topped with two pom pom marshmallows. Would look amazing in your fall campfire displays.

Caramel Apple Mug Topper
Photo Credit LatteKnots via Etsy

5. Caramel Apple Crochet Mug Topper

Fall wouldn’t be complete without apples — caramel apples, at that! Wouldn’t this just be the cutest addition to your 3-tiered display in your kitchen?

Pumpkin Pie Mug Topper
Photo Credit KustomizableKreation via Etsy

6. Pumpkin Sweet Potato Pie Crochet Mug Topper

This little cutie aims to make your mouth water! What a cute hat to adorn your pumpkin kitchen mug displays!

Carrot Cake Marshmallow Mug Hat
Photo Credit HerHeartsHooked via Etsy

7. Carrot Cake Crochet Marshmallow Mug Hat

What an adorable take on a carrot cake! This design is perfect for fall, and sure to be a conversation piece.

Thanksgiving Marshmallow Mug Hats
Photo Credit portergirl2 via Etsy

8. Thanksgiving Crochet Marshmallow Mug Hats

It doesn’t get more fall than this! Check out this amazing trio of Thanksgiving Crochet Marshmallow Mug Hats! These are sold individually, or you can purchase the set. How perfect for your holiday dinner displays!

If you’ve enjoyed these crochet marshmallow mug toppers, be sure to head over to Etsy and search for more! There are so many more cute designs that I’ve found to match just about any theme you choose to do for your farmhouse or 3-tiered kitchen display.

If you don’t have your own set of marshmallow mugs, you can head over to Amazon to purchase them! They are typically around $28 with free Prime shipping. Below is my affiliate link (so if you purchase, I get a bit of commission from the sale)

These marshmallow mugs pair perfectly with a 3-tiered stand (I got mine at Hobby Lobby, but they are available at multiple craft stores, as well as places such as Target). Do you have a favorite marshmallow mug hat? Reach out and show us on Facebook!

15 Ridiculously Cute Patterns for Crochet Baby Boots

patterns for crochet baby boots

There’s a new baby in our family (not mine) that I’m already very excited to shower with love and handmade things! Since it’s winter here, I have been looking up patterns for crochet baby boots to make over on Etsy and figured I’d share some of my findings with you!

I am an Etsy affiliate, so if you happen to click on one of these patterns for crochet baby boots and purchase them, I will get a bit of a commission. To that, I say Thank You! Plus, I love supporting small business owners who take the time to create and test patterns like this for us!

Patterns for Crochet Baby Boots

I hope that you’re able to find some of the cutest patterns for crochet baby boots from this roundup. They all make me want to pick up my hook and get to work!

Patterns for Crochet Baby Boots

crochet snow boots
Photo Credit Inventorium via Etsy

Summit Snowboots Pattern

First of all, the detail on this boot is amazing. From the laces all the way to the fur, this boot just makes me smile. These would make such a great gift for those who are just learning to walk, or a fabulous photo prop for a winter scene with your little ones!

Winter Snow Boots
Photo Credit AliceInCloudland via Etsy

Winter Snow Booties

These Winter Snow Booties have a crochet fur accent that is just right. I personally love them in brown, but I think you could also make them in black, or even a two tone with green on the bottom to resemble duck boots!

Baby Wrap Booties
Photo Credit TwoGirlsPatterns via Etsy

Baby Wrap Boot

These Baby Wrap Boots are stylish! The details and even the wooden buttons make this a very posh boot for your favorite little princess. Plus, the softness of the yarn and the fact that they are handmade will make mom smile!

Baby Mukluk Inspired Boots
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Mukluk Inspired Crochet Boots

I’ll admit that Mukluk or tribal inspired boots are some of my favorites as an adult. I have several pair in my own closet. That’s why these little booties caught my eye. Look at the crocheted detail on these. It looks like it uses some fair isle crochet, which makes a beautiful pattern. I love the color in these!

Crochet Baby Cowboy Boots
Photo Credit TwentySecondStreet via Etsy

Crochet Baby Cowboy Boots

No boot roundup would be complete without a pair of cowboy boots! These are some of the cutest I’ve seen, and the detail is amazing. I especially like the stitched pattern into the side of the boot. This is a great technique to showcase patterns in your work that you might not be able to achieve with a regular crochet stitch.

Crochet Baby Moccasins
Photo Credit matildasmeadow via Etsy

Crochet Baby Mocassin Boots

How cute are these baby crochet mocassin boots? The color changes and details in the top of the boot, and the even yarn strands make this boot one to remember for sure!

Baby Crochet Construction Boots
Photo Credit matildasmeadow via Etsy

Crochet Baby Construction Boots

I adore how close these boots resemble a pair of Timberland work boots! From the darker brown tops to the multi-colored laces, these would be a cute match to mom or dad’s work boots! I also love the button on the side. I’ll have to look around more to see where the tree button came from, but it’s adorable, and matches the overall look of the boot.

Crochet Baby Boots
Photo Credit PatternMa via Etsy

Crochet Winter Baby Boots

These crochet boots would be adorable on a baby girl. I can also imagine them in multiple colors with that same fur and button closure. An adorable pattern for sure!

Winter Booties
Photo Credit OnePaisleyPig via Etsy

Work Sock Winter Booties

Okay, so honestly. . .I’d like to make myself a pair of these boots. From the lace placement, colored accents, and wooden buttons, these boots are just adorable. I love the fur and that the laces go over the fur. Just a very well crafted boot that I think would be adorable on any baby.

Crochet Cable Boots
Photo Credit TwoGirlsPatterns via Etsy

Crochet Cable Boots

Crochet cables are probably one of my favorite things to make, only because I adore the look and texture that they produce. I’ve actually made these boots before with a pink accent (instead of yellow) and they turned out amazing.

Crochet Boots
Photo Credit matildasmeadow via Etsy

Crochet UGG Inspired Boots

I love looking at all of the UGG inspired crochet boots on Etsy. These are probably some of my favs. I love how the white color is detailed throughout and think the fur at the top just makes this boot! A very cute crochet boot pattern for kiddos.

Crochet Strappy Boot
Photo Credit PatternMa via Etsy

Crochet Strappy Boot

I’m so in love with the way the laces are done on this boot that I had to include it. Isn’t that super unique? It’s simple, yet makes a very impactful statement. I’m loving this crochet boot pattern!

Crochet Winter Booties
Photo Credit OnePaisleyPig via Etsy

Aspen Winter Booties – Buffalo Plaid Boots

This buffalo plaid, or buffalo check pattern in red and black is adorable! You could almost switch the colors around if you wanted even and do a white, black and grey pattern also! Personally, I think I’d do one of each with these booties because they are that amazing!

Baby Furry Boots
Photo Credit TwoGirlsPatterns via Etsy

Baby Furrylicious Boots

The loops on this crochet boot are a great technique to practice. Getting the loops the same size throughout the boot shows extreme talent and makes a super cute result! I love those pearl colored buttons also. Such a great pattern!

Crochet Fur Baby Boots
Photo Credit NewbornKnots via Etsy

Crochet Fur Flap Baby Boots

I thought these boots were also unique. The colors used are gorgeous, but I love how the straps on the outside go over the top of the boot, making flaps, and then are attached by a button. Cute for photos, or to run around in!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed looking at all of the gorgeous patterns for crochet baby boots in this post and that you’ll check out some of the other patterns that these makers have to offer as well. It takes a long time to make, perfect, and test a pattern before it’s put into production and all of these makers have produced products that are simply beautiful and display their talent well.

If you’re looking for new patterns, be sure to check out our free crochet patterns also!

Have you made any crochet baby booties, or do you know of some other cute patterns for crochet baby boots? If so, comment below (or send me a pic over on Facebook).

Crochet Subscription Box Ideas

crochet subscription box ideas

Still looking for the ultimate gift idea for a crocheter? I have a few for you! How about a crochet subscription box? 

crochet subscription box ideas

I’m constantly asked what I’d like for Christmas, my birthday, anniversary, (insert holiday here) and the answer is always YARN! What better gift idea than a box complete with a pattern, supplies, and other fun tools and accessories? I can’t think of any! 

What is a Crochet Subscription Box?

A crochet subscription box is a box of goodies pre-packaged by a company containing products related to crochet. The contents of each box varies month-to-month, so you can “subscribe” and receive a single box, or a box each month! 

Why Should I Buy a Crochet Subscription Box?

Simple — it provides hours of entertainment for your loved one. Crocheters often search for new projects, and love new challenges. Receiving a box like this is kind of like a treasure hunt for us. Whether the box is focused on a single project itself, teaching us a new technique, or allowing us to use a new yarn we might not have bought on our own, these boxes make us smile!

How Much Does a Crochet Subscription Box Cost?

It varies, depending on the value of what’s in the box. Some start at $10 per month, and the price travels upwards to $100 (based upon frequencies such as monthly, quarterly, or one-time). When considering the price of the box, you also want to make sure that you account for shipping costs. Some companies charge extra for this, while some include it free, depending on where you live.

Where Can I Get a Crochet Subscription Box?

You can order them online, of course! I’ve put together a list of all of the crochet subscription boxes that I’m aware of today. Have a new one? Reach out and let me know! I might add it to the list! 

Annie’s Kit Clubs

Annie’s has several different crochet subscription boxes available, and each one deserves mentioning because they are phenomenal! 

Annie’s Caring Crochet Kit Club

This kit club is one of a kind because it empowers the recipients to crochet for a cause! If you’ve ever donated a crochet item, you know how incredibly special it feels to be able to use your talent to give back, and Annie’s is helping us do that by offering a monthly project that we can donate! 

Annie’s Crochet Striped Afghan Club

This is a kit where you receive instructions for three new stripes each month and get to learn a total of 30 new textured stitches to make a beautiful blanket! 

Annie’s Crochet Afghan Block of the Month Club

Create a gorgeous handmade crochet afghan little by little. In this subscription box, receive supplies and instructions for a monthly afghan block to add to your blanket. You’ll receive 11 monthly squares to complete the afghan in the color scheme of your choosing. What a cool way to learn new blocks!

Annie’s Hook and Needle Kit Club

This unique monthly project includes both crochet and knitting instructions for each project. So, if you want to stick with crochet, or you think you may prefer knit for one, it’s your choice! This kit club includes a variety of projects.

Crochet Subscription Boxes (in no particular order)

Crochet Surprise

A monthly subscription box of a hand-picked pattern, yarn and the materials needed to complete a full project. I love the concept of this site because they also have step-by-step video tutorials of the project you get online, along with a community on Facebook for support.

Darn Good Yarn

This monthly subscription includes a skein of eco-friendly yarn, a knit and crochet pattern, and a unique gift each month! Members receive access to a community, as well as member-only discounts.

Mary Maxim Crochet Club of the Month

A crochet club of the month featuring Mary Maxim Yarn and a pattern. Discounts on the first month of the club and ability to cancel when you need to!

Little Box of Crochet

A UK based company, these monthly crochet memberships come with access to tutorials, a community, and everything you need to make their exclusive monthly project. They also ship worldwide!

Etsy Crochet Subscriptions

There are SO MANY crochet subscription boxes available on Etsy that I can’t list them all. Like, I didn’t even know this was a thing, so I looked it up! From Mystery Yarn boxes to Stitch Marker of the Month Club, this is like a crocheters paradise. Prices, shipping, and subscription terms all vary. Please read the listings for more information.

Crochet Society Box

Another UK based company, Crochet Society by Bella Coco boxes feature yarn, a crochet hook, patterns, access to training and tutorial videos, and surprises! (We like those.) They also ship to the US.

Jimmy’s Crochet Club

This crochet club is by Jimmy Beans Wool. As a member, not only do you get yarn and patterns, but you also get samples, free shipping coupons, and first access to new product releases!

Leither Co

These fun crochet kits from Leither Co start at $34 a month and contain a handmade crochet hook, stitch marker, yarn, and pattern. In the deluxe boxes you also get a bonus special extra goody and hand-dyed yarn!

Yarn Yay!

Yarn Yay! By Vickie Howell is a fantastic yarn box not only for knitters, but also includes a pattern for those of us who crochet! The boxes also contain artisanal yarns, patterns, and some specialty items, along with access to the Facebook community.

Knit Picks Crochet Lover Box

The Crochet Lover box from Knit Picks includes yarn, a pattern, and another goody or even a book! It costs around $27 per month. 

Yarn Crush

Yarn Crush is a subscription yarn box where you get the option to select your monthly yarn from a palette of warm, cool, neutral, or a mix of all color themes. In addition to the premium yarn, it appears you also get curated pattern suggestions and additional goodies in each box! You also get an option to double the amount of yarn you receive in your box. 

Knit Crate

Knit Crate has a few different monthly subscription boxes options, including a sock box for knitters. The box with the crochet option includes yarn, an exclusive pattern, and some promo codes for discounts on other items from their partners. This box also allows you to choose your color palette and appears to also cover the cost of shipping and handling in the monthly fee.

Toft Amigurumi Club

Toft has many different subscription clubs–for amigurumi, or even for enamel pins. If you are unfamiliar with Toft, The Toft brand is most known to crocheters for not only wonderful yarn, but also the Owner’s book Edward’s Menagerie, which offers some amazing amigurumi patterns! The subscription boxes often follow the books, allowing you to make one of the amigurumi characters each month. 

Crate Crochet

Crate Crochet boxes ship monthly and one thing I thought was unique about this box is that they offer a printed pattern in both US and UK terms. They have a few different boxes to choose from — one that offers yarn and a pattern and the other contains a crochet hook and other goodies. They have a special Facebook group and put discounts and promo codes in the boxes. The company is based in Australia but also ships to the US.

Stash Yarn Club

This crochet subscription box comes quarterly and contains 3 skeins of yarn, a knit and crochet pattern, and some extras. The yarn is hand dyed and exclusive patterns. 

Wool Interrupted Yarn Box

The crochet yarn boxes contain two skeins of hand dyed Merino yarn and some extras. This yarn box ships from Canada and will sometimes contain goodies from other Canadian partners. They ship to the US as well.

Hook and a Book

This subscription box is super unique, in that you get a crochet project AND a book each month. This totally catches my nerdy attention! They also ship to multiple countries. 

Happy Hook Crocheting

This crochet box allows the users the choice of a quick project box, or a blanket box. The blanket box ships every three months and has yarn and a pattern for a throw-sized blanket. The quick project box has a monthly or bi-monthly shipping option and contains enough for a project, along with some extras. 

Row One Yarn

The Row One Yarn Carnival of Color yarn subscription features hand-dyed yarn from different indie artists each month. In a box you’ll receive multiple small skeins of finger-weight yarn (10g each in 10 colorways). What a great way to sample some amazing yarn!

Knit Wise Crochet

Knit Wise has a beginner crochet box that helps you learn! Comes with materials and instructions to make a beginner crochet project!

HappyBerry Hamper

The HappyBerry Hamper is a crochet themed box with enough materials and written instruction to make a project. These boxes will include yarn in new textures, colors, and brands, as well as anything additional you might need for the project (stuffing, buttons, zippers, etc). This is a UK based company, but ships worldwide!

I hope this list has given you a few ideas of what to look for in a crochet subscription box, and maybe even a few that you’d like to try. I know that I now have a goal to try some of these so I can bring you full reviews on them as my time limits! 

Happy Crocheting! 

The Best Free Patterns to Crochet for Valentine’s Day

Looking for  some cute patterns to crochet for Valentine’s Day? I was too, so I decided to comb Pinterest today, and look, it worked out in everyone’s favor! I found so many cute free crochet patterns for us to add to our ever-growing lists. But the underlying question is. . .would you rather receive yarn than flowers and chocolate?

Um. . .yes.

Crochet for Valentine’s Day

Since I’ve found a variety of different patterns, I’ve decided to segment them into groupings, for an easier read. Some of you are into hearts and roses, and others might be looking for something to make as a gift for someone else, or for your child to give at school. I like to include a lot of variety in my pattern collection posts, so I hope that you will find something useful! Also, I’ve kept this a list of free crochet patterns from the Internet. Some sites might require you to sign up to receive a copy you can print, but otherwise, I like free! Right?

Valentine Gifts to Crochet

If you’re looking for a gift to give someone else for Valentine’s Day, or a pattern you can crochet for your child to gift at school, here’s a quick list of items that I’ve found.

Valentine’s Day Gift Bag – Little Doolally

This adorable crocheted heart gift bag is a must if you are planning on giving someone a whole bunch of kisses (Hershey’s, that is). In this post, she shares the pattern and the instruction for putting the bag together. I can’t wait to make this cute little thing!

Heart and Sole Crochet Slippers – My Hobby is Crochet

These heart slippers would make for a cozy gift this February! Available in women’s and children’s sizes, the author shares the heart graph and written instruction for how to make these. They are low cut, and I think my favorite thing is that you have the ability to trim the opening with the same color as the heart. Very cute!

Reversible Valentine’s Heart Crochet Pillow – MB Stitches

This pattern is really cool. It’s a pillow crocheted using the single crochet stitch and then the detail for the heart pattern is actually cross-stitched onto the crochet. I’ve seen this concept done a few times, and love the idea for a pillow, because the texture looks amazing! The two opposing panels are stitched together with both colors, giving a nice accent to the main design.

Candy Hearts Pillow – Pixel Perfect Crochet

I normally wouldn’t include two pillow designs in a roundup (unless it were about pillows, of course), but I had to include this one because of its sheer uniqueness. I’m glad I stumbled upon this blog because it is now on my list of favorites. This pillow is part one in a two part series of candy heart pillows. It’s done using the C2C stitch, which is a favorite one of mine, and is a colorful masterpiece, finished off with pom pom edges. This pillow definitely would get the conversation brewing about these conversation hearts.

Valentine Hearts to Crochet

Crochet Emoji Valentines – Golden Lucy Crafts

When seeking out hearts to crochet, I wanted to grab a variety, and this pattern definitely offers that! The Crazy Face Heart Emoji is a free pattern, and the author has created five more emoji hearts that you can find on her blog! These would be super fun to hand out to friends.

Crocheted Puffy Hearts – 5 Little Monsters

These puffy crochet hearts would be great to sew into the arms of a stuffed animal, or to leave plain and to decorate with on their own. The author walks through how to crochet the shell, how to stuff, and how to close the crochet heart.

Crochet Heart + DIY Heart Garland – Midwestern Moms

This simple crochet heart is one that you will find yourself stitching over and over again! The author of this post has easy to follow written instruction, a video, and even a section on how to make the hearts larger. In another linked article, she even gives instructions on how to take all of your hearts and put them together to make a garland.

Scandinavian Heart Motif – Haakmaarraak

This unique heart pattern also happens to made out of the Hygge yarn. I’ve seen this in the store and have been pondering what I could make with it. . .this looks like a perfect place to start!

Rosy Heart – Mia’s Heartful Hands

This pattern PDF is a great rose and heart combo. I like that you can print these pattern right away and the author also provides some instruction on blocking your heart pattern. Blocking is important when you have

Crochet Valentine Toys

Stuff and Spill Valentine Box – Left in Knots

This cute toy for babies or toddlers is a mailbox to stuff with Valentine’s items. I love this idea, because we all know how small children love to play with items that separate, and that they can put back together, and this is one that is safe for them to play with over and over again. This free pattern features the instructions for how to crochet and assemble the mailbox, and the contents (an envelope, and two different hearts, and how to decorate so that the items are non-toxic in case the kiddos happen to put anything in their mouth.

Whale You Be Mine: Crochet Whale Amigurumi – Spin a Yarn Crochet

This pattern is for his and hers whale amigurumi figures. I love the colors used in the author’s version, and think that this would be an awesome toy for any kiddo that loves whales!

Valentine’s Cupid Doll – Haru Leven Handicrafts

The free pattern for this adorable doll is available for download on Ravelry. This cute cupid features curly blonde hair, and wings, and is holding a heart.

Funny Bunny – lilleliis

A toy that the author states is great for beginners, this bunny is comprised of nine crocheted pieces. The instructions come in multiple languages, and the pattern takes only about one skein of yarn!

Crochet Teddy Bear with Heart – Amigurumi Today

It wouldn’t be a Valentine’s roundup without a teddy bear! I love how the pattern author has written this one, and how the photos help show you how to join the bear together in detail. This is a super cute pattern!

Crochet Valentine Roses

Crocheted Rose Pattern – My Giant Strawberry

This rose is dainty and unique. A perfect start for an entire bouquet of crochet flowers! The author shows how she has used these in multiple other projects to give you ideas for so many ways to use your roses.

Realistic Roses – Happy Berry

A beautiful long-stem rose, complete with leaves. This realistic rose will be one that sticks around way past a regular Valentine’s Rose and will last a lifetime. This pattern is made with great detail and the roses look lifelike.

How to Crochet a Rose (Video) – She’s Crafty via YouTube

In this easy to follow video, she walks you through the steps on how to crochet a rose. I love video tutorials because you can follow the instructions exactly and don’t end up having to undo as much if you make a mistake, because you can generally catch it right away. These roses are beautiful!

Rose Crochet Flower Pattern – Crochet Beja

A beautiful rose pattern, even showing it crocheted in multiple colors, and a video tutorial. I love the look of the two-color flowers.

Additional Valentine’s Day Crochet Patterns

Owl Will Always Love You: Caddy Crochet Pattern – Holly’s Hobbies

This cute little caddy can transport your Valentine’s Day cards or candy! I definitely couldn’t finish this post off without a cute owl pattern (you guys, I have a soft spot for owls). I think this might be a great idea for a teacher gift!

Crochet Heart Coffee Cozy – Once Upon a Cheerio

What a cute idea for a useful gift! Coffee cozy patterns are great for coffee lovers, and this one would also be great for Valentine’s Day!

Do you have a favorite Valentine’s Day pattern to crochet? If so, comment below!

Fall In Love With These 6 Free Crochet Pumpkin Patterns

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Fall is here, and I have a new obsession–the crochet pumpkin.

It’s like the great pumpkin, only better because it’s crochet. But seriously, there are so many free crochet pumpkin patterns out now that will have you whipping these little cuties up in hoards to place beside the rest of your gourds. (See what I did there?)

Crochet Pumpkin Patterns

Most of these patterns can be worked up quickly, and use standard worsted weight yarn. They also don’t take a ton of yarn to make, so these are perfect ways to use up some of those leftover bits you have hanging around. I mean, I know that none of us throw any yarn away, right?

Use some hot glue to apply a real branch stem for a rustic and authentic feel. Some of these will look amazing amongst my Fall Rae Dunn displays! I seriously cannot wait to decorate for fall.

Free Crochet Pumpkin Patterns

The Knit Crochet Pumpkin and The Purl Crochet Pumpkin – Malloo Knits
This pattern is divine! Using simple chains and the sl st (slip stitch) the knit pumpkin is crocheted using the back loop only method to give the project the feel of being created by knitting. The purl pumpkin is completed in much the same way, but using a combo of front loop and back loop crochet into alternating rows. The pattern is free (unless you’d like to purchase a print version to support her site), and the post gives you great assembly instructions.

Little Pumpkin Crochet Pattern – Petals to Picots
This pumpkin pattern is all crochet stitches (including the stem). This pattern is made by crocheting in the round, and uses the magic ring method to begin. She shows how to assemble the pumpkin, and I love how she uses the yarn to give the project the short, puffy, pumpkin look. Another great piece to add to your fall decorations.

Pumpkin Patch Bear Pattern – Picot Pals
I had to through one amigurumi pattern in the mix. This cute pumpkin has ears and a face! This pattern works up to be a large pumpkin (at about 6” x 5”) so that you can use it for a small pillow or snuggle with it. Because, who wouldn’t want to snuggle with it? You will need some felt and basic hand-sewing skills to complete this pattern.

Medium Crochet Pumpkin Pattern – Crochet 365 Knit Too
This lovely pumpkin is finished off with the cutest curly stem (aka tendril made from floral wire) and a few leaves. She has a few other pumpkin patterns on the site that you’ll need to check out also (and a pumpkin wine cozy pattern that is ah-mazing!).

Plaid Crochet Pumpkin – Megmade with Love
Let’s talk about this pumpkin for a moment. Cuuuuuuute, right? I want to make 200 of these and gift them to everyone I know. Not only that, but I dare you to stray beyond just this pumpkin post. . .because she has a striped pumpkin, a polka dot pumpkin, a rustic doily pumpkin, and even more! If you can’t find me for a while, I”ll be on Meg’s website.

Crochet Pumpkin Set – Sierra’s Crafty Creations
Three pumpkin patterns in one post, score! What I love about these is definitely the texture and the yarn combination that she’s used. These truly give the illusion of fall (I say as I’m freezing currently and it feels more like winter).

I hope I’ve given you plenty of pumpkin patterns to enjoy creating today! There are seriously so many out there, but oftentimes a pattern will catch my eye that I just simply have to share. These patterns are carefully crafted, and I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.

Happy Hooking!

15 Free Scrubby Yarn Crochet Patterns

Since Red Heart has come out with their scrubby yarn, I’ve been obsessed with picking up skeins each time I go to the store. It’s easy to just pick up one skein at a time, because it doesn’t take much yarn to make one, and they always seem to be on the end cap. It’s like I walk by and they just end up falling into my cart. 🙂

Scrubby Yarn Crochet Patterns

I’ve loved finding patterns that people are creating with this yarn. From scrubby dish cloths to vegetable scrubbers, the possibilities are endless for kitchen and bathroom crochet projects.

Free Scrubby Yarn Crochet Patterns

Simple Round Dish Scrubby Pattern – Midwestern Moms
This simple dish scrubby pattern is the cream of the crop. I use these a lot for my pots and pans, and also have a few set aside to clean my sinks with. I like the use of the sparkle yarn in this one. These would make a great housewarming gift.

Handy Palm Scrubby – Red Heart
This scrubby pattern is created with a handle, making it easy to slip over your hand as you use. Sometimes they get a little slippery, so I really like this feature!

Wildflower Dish Scrubby – Little Monkeys Crochet
I’m in love with the color combinations in this dish scrubby. At 5 1/2 inches wide, this is a nice size also! However, it might be too pretty to use on greasy pots and pans. That just means I might have to make five. ha!

Flower Scrubbers – Snappy Tots
These flower dots are super cute, and the maker says that they took her less than 30 minutes each. I’m picturing making up some of these as I sit in front of the television.

Pineapple Scrubby – Rescued Paw Designs
This unique pineapple scrubby would be a great way to get the kids interested in dish time. I love the bright lemon color combined with the green. Red Heart has some amazing colors in this scrubby yarn for sure.

Veggie Washer – Red Heart
Now this is a pretty genius idea. Having a dedicated scrubby to wash your potatoes and carrots with. I’m constantly just doing this with my hands, however we all know that it takes forever, and you’re hands end up all sore from rubbing a potato. I’m definitely making one of these.

The Loopy Scrubby – Rich Textures Crochet
This pattern is gorgeous! I love how there is scrubby yarn only on one side, and the other is cotton. These would be so great for spring cleaning.

Quick and Thick Scrubby Sponge – Left in Knots
Scrubby yarn woven in blanket yarn to make a sponge to clean with. GENIUS! I’d never thought about using the blanket yarn in conjunction with this for cleaning, but it makes so much sense. Great pattern!

Carrot Vegetable Scrubby – Intertwined Art
Another vegetable scrubby pattern (because obviously I’m fascinated with these now) that wraps around your fingers for ease of use. Plus, it’s in the shape of a carrot. How cute is that?

Chevron Dish Scrubby Pattern – Cre8tion Crochet
I am digging the colors on this dishcloth, along with the size. I think I could cover a lot of surface area with this one, cutting down the time. The chevron pattern is really cute also.

Snowflake Scrubby Motif – Kristyn Crochets
I like how she shows the pattern both with and without the scrubby yarn in this post. Sometimes when you are working with this yarn for the first time, it takes a bit of getting used to. Definitely making these to bring out during winter.

Happy Little Scrubbies – Posh Pooch Designs
My daughter would adore these. She’s into all things emoji these days, so I’m going to have to make some for her to keep in her bathroom. Such a fun design!

Caterpillar Scrubby Set – Stitches n’ Scraps
Another fun pattern for the kids. This scrubby set is formed into a caterpillar! They even have handles, which not only makes them adorable, but also functional.

Heart-shaped Dish Scrubby – Spin a Yarn Crochet
These hearts are so sweet! They would be great in a Valentine’s Day gift basket, or even as a gift for Mother’s Day.

Butterfly Scrubby Washcloth – Yarnutopia
First, I love how she explains in the post that even thought the yarn seems abrasive, it becomes softer when wet. When I initially saw this washcloth pattern, I wondered how it would feel used as a washcloth. The pattern is cute and would be a fun one to make for kids!

Simple Square Scrubby Dish Cloth – Stitch11
These square dish cloths make a bold statement. I love the colors that she’s chosen for them, and they are sure to brighten up any kitchen space.

Whoops, looks like I lost count and you ended up with an extra! It’s your lucky day!

What would you crochet with scrubby yarn?

10 Free Crochet Dishcloth Patterns for your Kitchen

If there’s one thing that I love making, it’s crochet dishcloths. I can’t have enough of these gorgeous cotton cloths around my kitchen. Not only are they pretty, they are functional–I’ve had my crochet dishcloths for much longer than the store-bought cloths last, and they’ve remained soft (perfect on my hands). I don’t have many people in my household, so I (gasp) still hand-wash dishes quite a bit, making crochet dishcloths my best friends.

free crochet dishcloth patterns

I hope you enjoy this roundup of free crochet dishcloth patterns from fellow bloggers!

Free Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

Ripple Crochet Dishcloth Pattern – Midwestern Moms
What gorgeous colors! This dishcloth reminds me of the ocean, which is where I dream of being instead of standing at the sink doing dishes. 😛

Easy Textured Crochet Dishcloth Pattern – Crochet Dreamz
Love, love, love the texture on this dishcloth.

Crunchy Stitch Crochet Dishcloth Pattern – Petals to Picots
Another great textured cloth made with a fun and easy stitch!

Best Crochet Dishcloth Pattern Ever – Rescued Paw Designs
Wish a name like that, you’ve got to try them, right? I like the weave pattern in this cloth, and the fact that she says there aren’t many ends to weave in at the end! (We all are yelling hallelujah to that.)

Striped Dishcloth – The Purple Poncho
Great free dishcloth pattern showcasing stripes! I love stripes for the kitchen, they look so pretty.

Crochet Cabin Dishcloth Pattern – Just Be Crafty
These dishcloths are made with Lily Sugar ‘n Cream yarn in some beautiful colors. This would be a perfect set to make for a housewarming gift.

Dishcloth (Free Pattern) – Little Monkey’s Crochet
Pattern using a few different color ideas, with a free wrapper printable. So cute!

Cotton Dishcloth – Crochet ‘n’ Create
Great textured crochet dishcloth using half double and double crochet stitches.

Waffle Crochet Dishcloth – by Kate Alvis on Ravelry
Beginner crochet pattern for a waffle stitch dishcloth. I love the texture of this, and may even try one of these using scrubby yarn!

Diagonal Weave Crochet Dishcloths – 5 Little Monsters
Another great pattern! These colors would be great for a fall housewarming gift.

I hope that you enjoyed this compilation of crochet dishcloth patterns and you’ve found some new to try. Crocheting dishcloths is addictive!

Stop back by and let me know which ones you decided to make, mmkay?

The Ultimate List of Free Crochet Flower Patterns

One of the first things I learned how to crochet were flowers. They are simple, quick, and make a great addition to hats, scarves, and handbags. I’ve found several free crochet flower patterns to share with you from across the web. I hope you find something you might like!

Free Crochet Flower Patterns

Free Crochet Flower Patterns

1. Three Layered Flower Pattern – Mary Jane’s Mary Janea
Great tutorial featuring a lot of photo detail of how to make a three layer flower.

2. Simple Crochet Flower – Pattern and Tutorial – Hello Yellow Yarn
I love these simple 5-petal flowers. This tutorial includes step-by-step photos, as well as a video of the process.

3. Crochet Roses – 8 Trends
Photo tutorial for how to make a batch of open crochet roses. These look so cute surrounded by leaves.

4. Water Lily – Make My Day Creative
Pattern for a crochet water lily in both US and UK notations.

5. Crocodile Stitch Doubled Layered Flower – Bonita Patterns and Yarns
This pattern is for a reversible textured slouch hat and the flower. Photo tutorial included for the flower.

6. Simple Daisy Crochet Pattern – Daisy Cottage Designs
Cute pattern for a little 5-petal flower that you can sew a button in the center of.

7. Blue Bells – In The Yarn Garden
Pattern for a crochet blue bell flower in multiple languages.

8. Ellej’s 3D Flower – Ellej
This little flower would look awesome on a crochet hat. Video tutorial included with subtitles in English.

9. Flower Pattern – Cream of the Crop Crochet
i love the texture of this flower pattern.

10. Wagon Wheel Flower – b.hooked Crochet
Pattern and video tutorial for a wagon wheel crochet flower.

Which of these free crochet flower patterns do you think you’ll try making first?