Crafts · crossstitch · Etsy · free · jesscrafting · pattern

Happy Easter Cross Stitch Pattern (Free)

Hi Everyone!

As you know I have learning to cross stitch recently and wanted to give making patterns a try. I found this website called Stitch Fiddle that allows you to create your own patterns and share them with others. It is mostly free, but if you want to have a little more options you can pay a small yearly fee for it. You can also create crochet and knitting patterns on it so I thought it was a great idea! For my second pattern I made an Easter themed cross stitch pattern. It is pretty simple since I am just starting out, but I think it is a nice springy little pattern for beginners. You can find the pattern here.

Here is the completed pattern framed:

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I added the hearts, eggs, and flowers to add some spring touches and used pale colours to soften the piece. This was my first framed cross stitch pattern so feel free to give me any pointers and enjoy stitching away.

Happy Easter and thank you for stopping by my blog!

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Jessica

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Crafts · free · Hat · jesscrafting · Knitting · pattern · quick

Knitted Hat with Pom Pom Pattern

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This week I want to share with you a knitted hat pattern that uses the same Loops and Threads Facet yarn that I used in last weeks infinity scarf pattern. I tried some decreasing with this pattern and think it turned out alright. I need to practice decreasing more to make it look perfectly round, but I think it looks round enough for my first try.

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Here is the pattern:

Materials
Super Bulky Yarn (~60 metres/60 yards)
10.0 mm (US 15) Knitting Needles
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Pattern
CO 54 STs.
Row 1 – 4: K2, P2 till end of row (54)
Row 5: Knit till end of row (54)
Row 6: Purl till end of row (54)
Repeat Row 5 and 6 ten times for a total of 20 rows of stockinette stitch.
Row 25: *(K11, K2TOG)* Repeat from * to * three times then K9, K2TOG (50)
Row 26: Purl till end of row (50)
Row 27: *(K10, K2TOG)* Repeat from * to * three times then K8, K2TOG(46)
Row 28: Purl till end of row (46)
Row 29: *(K9, K2TOG)* Repeat from * to * three times then K7, K2TOG (42)
Row 30: Purl till end of row (42)
Row 31 – 34: Repeat Row 5 and Row 6 two times each for a total of 4 rows of stockinette stitch.
Cast off. Leaving a long tail to sew the top and sides of the hat together. To sew up the sides of the hat, use the mattress stitch or any other sewing techniques you prefer.

Optional Pom Pom
Use a medium or large plastic pom pom maker (6.35 cm (2 1/2-inch) or 8.59 cm (3 3/8-inch)), a forkyour fingers, or a cardboard pom pom maker. Tie finished pom pom onto the top of the hat.
The pom pom is optional, but I think it makes the hat look nicer and more fun.

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That’s the pom pom knitted hat pattern. This roving yarn is so soft and easy to use and since it is super bulky, the projects are completed really quickly.

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Jessica

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Cowl · free · jesscrafting · Knitting · pattern · quick · Scarf

Two Skein Knitted Infinity Scarf Pattern

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Happy New Year! It is the beginning of the year and it is still quite cold so this two skeined knitted infinity scarf will help with the chill in the air. I used some really soft Loops and Threads Facets yarn for this project and completed it with just two skeins of it, including sewing the edges together.

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Here is the pattern:

Materials
Two Skeins of Super Bulky Yarn (110 Metres/120 Yards each)
10.0 mm (US 15) Knitting Needles
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Pattern
CO 30 STs.
Row 1: Knit till end of row (30)
Row 2: Purl till end of row (30)
Repeat Row 1 and Row 2 until you have used up most of the yarn.
Cast off, leaving a long tail to sew the ends together.

To sew the ends of the scarf together, you can use the mattress stitch or any other type of sewing methods that you prefer.

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Complete!
As you can see, this pattern is very simple and just uses the basics of knitting to complete.

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Jessica

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Crafts · Crochet · free · Hat · jesscrafting · pattern · quick

Santa Hat Decoration Ornament Crochet Pattern

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Only one more sleep till Christmas and I wanted to share with you one more tree decoration that you can add to your tree. It is very simple and only requires some left over red and white yarn.

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Here is the pattern:

Materials
4.00 mm (G) Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver) in White and Red
Tapestry Needle
Scissors
Stitch marker (optional)

Pattern
*Start with white yarn*
CH 18. Connect loop with a SLST into the 1st CH.

*Change to red yarn*

Round 1: CH 1. SC into same ST and around (18)

Note: Insert stitch marker at the beginning of Round 1.

Round 2: *SC in next 2 STs, then SC2TOG* Repeat from * to * around (12)
Round 3 – 6: SC around (12)
Round 7: SC2TOG around (6)

*Change to white yarn*

Round 8: SC around and SLST into 1st ST (6)
Round 9: CH 13. SLST into same ST as 1st CH.
FO. Leave long tail to close up the opening of the hat.

You can change the top of the hat by adding a mini pom pom on top or maybe even a bell.

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Happy Holidays and enjoy the festive season by crafting!

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Jessica

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Crafts · free · giftideas · Hat · jesscrafting · Knitting · pattern

Knitting Hat/Toque Pattern

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Need a last minute Christmas gift? I have the perfect pattern for you. This knitted hat uses bulky yarn and size 10.0 mm knitting needles so it will be worked up quickly. I used Loops and Threads Charisma yarn for this project, but you can use whatever bulky yarn you want to complete this hat.

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Here is the pattern:

Materials
10.0 mm (US 15) Knitting Needles
Bulky Yarn
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Pattern
CO 48 STs.
Row 1: Knit till end (48)
Row 2: Purl till end (48)

Repeat Row 1 and 2 until your piece measures the circumference of your head.  For the hat I made, I stopped after it measured 40 cm (16 inches) long and casted off.

Cast Off. Leave long tail to sew the sides and the tops of the hat together. I used the mattress stitch to sew the sides of the hat and just stitched the top of the hat until there were not holes anymore to complete the hat.

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Once you finish sewing the hat together you can weave in the ends.  I decided not to add a pom pom to this hat, but you can make some pom poms and attach it to the top of the hat to add a cute touch to the hat. I discuss pom pom making in the newborn Santa hat pattern.

Done! This hat is very basic so it will make the perfect last minute Christmas present! Have fun making your own bulky yarn knitted hat.

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Jessica

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Crafts · Crochet · free · jesscrafting · pattern

Crochet Heat Pack Pattern

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With the colder weather there are always complaints about body aches and a cold bed, so I decided to make some heat packs to fight this problem. I used some rice that I had at home and some left over fabric to make the heat pack itself and then crocheted a cover for the heat pack so it doesn’t get too hot when you microwave it.

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Here is the pattern:

Materials
5.00 mm (H) Hook
Worsted/Aran Weight Yarn
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Marker
Fabric
Rice or Beans
Buttons (Optional)

Pattern
Heat Pack Pouch
Chain 29 (Chain until you have the correct width of your heat pack)
Row 1: DC into 2nd CH from hook and till end. Turn (27)
Row 2: CH 1. DC till end (27)
Repeat Row 2 until you piece measures double the length of your heat pack.

Once you have the correct length, then you will fold the piece in half and SC around the sides of the pouch to sew it together.

Note: If you would like a button or a flap for your pouch you will not match the folded piece exactly together, but you will leave a little bit of unsewn pouch for the button holes. You can see some examples of how you can do this in the pictures of this post.

Note: If you do not want a button flap, you will sew the sides of the piece together, insert your heat pack and then SC around the end of the pouch together to seal the heat pack inside.

If you do not have a heat pack here are the instructions to make a heat pack and then you can make a pouch for it or you can make a pouch and sew a heat pack to size.

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Heat Pack
Cut out one piece of fabric that measures to the size of the heat pack you want when it is folded in half. Sew two sides of the fabric together, leaving the smallest side of the piece opened. Once that is completed, flip the piece inside out and fill with rice or beans and then sew the remaining side together. This completes your heat pack.

Note: Do not heat up your heat pack too much or you may get burned. I usually heat mine up for 1 and a half minutes in the microwave, but you may have to adjust the time depending on your microwave.

Enjoy your own heat pack for any aches and during this cold winter weather.

Ravelry Pattern Page:

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Crafts · Crochet · free · jesscrafting · pattern · quick

Snowman Ornament Crochet Pattern

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It is almost Christmas and that means its time to start decorating your Christmas trees! Last week I posted about a wreath ornament I made with beads and a little bit of dark green yarn. This week I want to share with you a snowman ornament pattern that also uses a little bit of yarn and some clay. This is an easy pattern that you will finish quickly, if you need to add a little more decoration to your tree.

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Here’s the pattern:

Material
4.00 (G) Hook
White, Green, and Red Worsted Weight (4) Yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
Black Clay
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Pattern
Head
Round 1: 6 SC in MR (6)
Round 2: 2 SC in each ST around (12)
Round 3: *1 SC, then 2 SC in next ST.* Repeat from * to * around. (18)
FO. Weave in ends.

Body
Round 1: 6 SC in MR (6)
Round 2: 2 SC in each ST around (12)
Round 3: *1 SC, then 2 SC in next ST.* Repeat from * to * around (18)
Round 4: *1 SC in next 2 STs, then 2 SC in next ST.* Repeat from * to * around (24)
FO. Leave long tail to connect the body to the head.

Scarf (Make one in green and one in red)
CH 17.
FO. Leave short tail.

Eyes
Using the black clay make eyes, buttons, and mouth for the snowman. Make the mouth pieces slightly smaller than the eyes and button pieces.

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Done! This cute little snowman decoration was easy to make and will add a nice little decoration to your Christmas tree.

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Jessica

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