Crochet Decrease Stitches Guide

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Crochet Decrease Stitches Guide

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Welcome to my Crochet Decrease Stitches Guide! I created this Guide to common Decrease stitches to accompany my Cookies and Milk Crochet Pattern. More details about this pattern are below, or you can read all about it in the Blog Article HERE.

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You will find some of these crochet decrease stitches more often than others. Sc2tog is most common, and you will find it frequently used in making amigurumi and other toys. The Hdc and Dc Crochet Decrease Stitches may be found in patterns such as Ripple or Chevon Blankets, and in hats worked from the bottom up, just to name a few. Read on below for the tutorials!

 



 

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Crown Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern

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Crochet Crown Ear Warmer

New Pattern Release and SALE!

I am super excited to share my latest crochet pattern with you, my friends! The Crochet Crown Ear Warmer Pattern is ON SALE this week for 3 days ONLY, JANUARY 26-28! Read on to get the details!

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I originally designed this gorgeous and cozy Crown Ear Warmer for a custom order in my Etsy shop a few of years ago. I have done some tweaking to the design and sizing over the years, but it has remained fairly true to the original design. Two elements that are completely redesigned are the Flowers and Leaves! I am in definitely in L-O-V-E with the new ones, and I hope that you are too!



Simple Crown Ear Warmer www.greenfoxfarmsdesigns.comI love that this Crown Ear Warmer appeals to boys and girls alike! I have created a Simple Version of the Crown Ear Warmer that leaves off the crown peaks for those who prefer a more classic Ear Warmer look. This Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern includes many photo tutorials to help you add the Crown peaks, as well as creating the Flowers, Leaves, and other details! You can also check out my Learn to Crochet tutorials to learn any techniques that are new to you. My Crown Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern is an Easy Crochet Pattern perfect for advanced beginners and beyond. Of course I am always available to help if you need it! 🙂

 

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Sweet Stripes Circle Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern

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Sweet Stripes Circle Scarf

Free Crochet Pattern

Hello Friends! I am thrilled to bring you another awesome Free Crochet Pattern! I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year! The last few months of 2017 were a whirlwind of busyness for me, and I am sorry I wasn’t able to keep posting consistently. I am very excited to be back to blogging and pattern designing! What better way to welcome the New Year than with the first Free Crochet Pattern of 2018 – the Sweet Stripes Circle Scarf!

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I designed the Sweet Stripes Circle Scarf Pattern using the awesome new Red Heart Super Saver Stripes yarn! I just love this beautiful colors of this self striping yarn. You could definitely use a solid or make your own stripes too if you prefer. So many ways to make this cowl your own! 

Sweet Stripes Circle Scarf www.greenfoxfarmdesign.comThe Sweet Stripes Circle Scarf is designed for anyone! Make the Neck Warmer version to get cozy in the winter chill! Live somewhere with mild winters or want to wear your scarf in the spring or fall? Make the Circle Scarf version that really shows off the stitch and colors you chose! If you like this pattern (and the awesome colors!), I bet you’ll love my Free Unicorn Coffee Cozy Pattern!

The Sweet Stripes Circle Scarf is easy to customize to get just the right fit! You can add or subtract length from your finished scarf by simply creating more or fewer initial Foundation Single Crochets or Chains, in multiples of four! Change the height by adding additional repeats of Rounds 2 and 3! That’s it, so simple to get your perfect look and fit. Don’t forget to make one in lots of colors to match every outfit! Don’t crochet? I would love to make a Custom Sweet Stripes Circle Scarf just for you! You can request your custom scarf in my Etsy shop or send me a message through my contact form!

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Dinosaur Hat – New Pattern Release and SALE!

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Dinosaur Hat Crochet Pattern

New Pattern Release and SALE!

I am so excited to share my new crochet pattern with y’all! The Dino-mite (yeah, I went there!) Crochet Dinosaur Hat Pattern is ON SALE this week for 3 days ONLY, OCTOBER 16-18! Read on to get the details!

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This awesome Dinosaur Hat pattern is a total upgrade from the original pattern I created to sell hats in my Etsy shop a few of years ago. I am very fond of the popular original version of the Dinosaur Hat, but I am in L-O-V-E with this newest version! I hope that you are too!



Dinosaur Hat Crochet Pattern www.GreenFoxFarmsDesigns.comI love that this Dinosaur Hat appeals to boys and girls alike! Know someone that loves Game of Thrones or How to Train your Dragon? This hat magically transforms into a Dragon Hat! The Crochet Dinosaur Hat includes many photo tutorials to help you add the spikes and tail details! My Crochet Dinosaur Hat is definitely an Easy Crochet Pattern and I am here to help if you need it!

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Double Crochet – Learn to Crochet Series

Double Crochet Tutorial

Double Crochet – Learn to Crochet Series

Congratulations! You are about to learn the final basic stitch in your Learn to Crochet Journey – the Double Crochet Stitch! Now that you OWN that half double crochet stitch, you are so ready to conquer the Double Crochet! Plus, remember how with a half double crochet stitch you can crochet bigger, faster? Well guess what? The Double Crochet takes you even further with just 2 additional steps. Woo! Read on to follow my easy photo and video tutorials for the Double Crochet Stitch!

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The Learn to Crochet Series was designed to help you learn to crochet the same way I did! As a busy mom, the easiest and most appealing way for me to learn crochet was through the help of books, YouTube videos (like those you will find below!), and beginner patterns. While there are some fantastic programs out there, it was hard for me to find the time and babysitter needed to attend a formal class. So for me, I preferred the “self taught” method.

This method is also great for those who don’t have access to a local class, or those who prefer to learn without pressure, at your own pace, and in your own time. Crochet is a wonderful creative outlet! Once I learned to crochet, I never wanted to stop (and I haven’t)!  🙂 I hope it feels the same for your too, but if it doesn’t, learning this way won’t cost you much time or money – yet another bonus! So, let’s get started!



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Taco Keychain – Free Crochet Pattern

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Taco Keychain – Free Crochet Pattern

Hello Friends! I am thrilled to bring you another awesome Free Crochet Pattern! Just in time for National Taco Day on October 4th, I have a pretty sweet pattern for you! I hope you enjoy my Taco Keychain Crochet Pattern as much as I enjoyed designing it!

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I don’t know about y’all, but in our house Tacos are their own food group. Revered by all, both in food and crochet form! So it was only natural that this fun Taco Keychain pattern should evolve! After the popularity of my Mini Ice Cream Cone Keychains at our monthly Boutique Sale, my brain was bursting with ideas for kitchy keychains.

But I couldn’t have done it alone. You are looking at yet another Crochet Pattern inspired by the whims of my 8 year old daughter and her obsession with keychains! 🙂 The girl loves tacos, and really who could blame her, am I right? She’s pretty good inspiration, too. Check out my Emoji Keychain Pattern if you love fun keychains as much as she does! I would have totally dug the same stuff as a kid, so hey, even better!

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This Taco Keychain pattern is quick and fun to make! Makes a fun gift for a new driver, fancy up your kids’ backpacks, or stocking stuffers for all the kids and teens in your life! Add a fun face to really personalize your Taco Keychain, whatever strikes your fancy! No matter how you make it, your DIY Taco Keychain is sure to be a hit! Don’t crochet? You can purchase a Taco Keychain from my Etsy shop here

 

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Half Double Crochet – Learn to Crochet Series

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Half Double Crochet – Learn to Crochet Series

Welcome back to the next step in your Learn to Crochet Journey – the Half Double Crochet Stitch! Just one additional step takes you from a single crochet to a half double crochet stitch! What’s more, with a half double crochet stitch you can crochet bigger, faster and create so many things from garments, to hats to blankets!

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This Learn to Crochet Series was designed to help you learn to crochet in the same manner I learned! For me, the most accessible method to learn crochet was through the help of books, YouTube videos (like those you will find below!), and beginner patterns. While there are some fantastic programs out there, as a busy mom I preferred this method of learning rather than having a formal “teacher” and classes.

The other aspect that of self paced teaching that I like is that you can learn without pressure, at your own pace, and in your own time. Like I stated above, this makes it perfect for busy moms (like me!) or students who need to work at their own pace! Or those who don’t have a lot of free time to take a class or seminar, but are eager to learn! Crochet is a wonderful creative outlet! When I found crochet, I knew that I was HOME! 🙂 I hope it feels the same for your too, but if it doesn’t, learning this way won’t cost you much time or money – Hooray! So, let’s get started!



 

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Crochet Birthday Crown – New Pattern Release

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Crochet Birthday Crown – New Pattern Release and SALE!

girl in profile wearing 8 year old birthday crownHello Friends! I am so excited to share my new Birthday Crown Crochet Pattern with you! My Crochet Birthday Crown has been one of the most popular designs in my Etsy shop! As a special promotion, this new pattern is ON SALE this weekend ONLY, September 15th – 17th! Read on to get the details! 

 

little girl in 6 year old birthday crownThe Birthday Crown design is simple and fun to make, and the results are pretty great! The pattern comes with 5 size options to make the Birthday Crown for Babies through Adults! Number appliqués 0 – 9 are also included, allowing you to make any number or combination of your choice! Make the perfect, personalized First Birthday Crown, honor an Over the Hill Birthday celebration, or anything in between!

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Tassel Bunting Tutorial – Weekend Crochet

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Tassel Bunting Tutorial

Hello Friends and Happy Friday! I have a fun little tutorial to share with you this week! I am so excited to bring you my Tassel Bunting Tutorial! This is such a quick and fun project to make, and you can use it practically anywhere!

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So let’s make a Tassel Bunting to adorn your space! This fun bunting has so many decorating possibilities! Make one to fancy up your little one’s nursery. Dress up the walls of your kids bedrooms or playroom! Decorate your next party in style with a DIY Tassel Bunting or two! Cheer on your favorite football team at home or tailgating with a Tassel Bunting made in your team’s colors!

But wait, it gets better! We all love instant gratification! So how about a DIY project that’s cute & quick? Create your own awesome Tassel Bunting in under an hour! What could be better?? The Tassel Bunting is made to measure, so you can design it to fit your space. You don’t even have to know how to crochet! (But if you want to Learn to Crochet I’d love to teach you!) Let’s get started…

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10 Essential Crochet Tools – Weekend Crochet

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10 Essential Crochet Tools

Hello Friends! I am excited to share with you my top 10 Essential Crochet Tools that I think every Crochet Artist needs in their life! I have been crocheting for about 7 years at the time of this post. I certainly started off with a very different set of tools than I use today! I’ll bet you can say the same as well!

For me, lots of trial and error went into the decision to try new tools. I can be very frugal at times, so it was sometime difficult to decide to try more expensive items, but sometimes it truly is worth the investment! Value of course is in the eye of the beholder, with both form and function playing a role. The exciting thing is there are so many awesome handmade options now! 

You could spend hours browsing through all the beautiful, creative, handmade crochet tools on Etsy. I’m not speaking from personal experience of course. That was certainly not my favorite part about writing this article. Well, actually getting to meet all of the wonderful sellers on Etsy was truly the best part, but the looking was a very close second!

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These are a few of my favorite things…

My List of 10 Essential Crochet Tools are all tools that I use every day. I have tried to compile a list of a variety of options, but of course only touch the tip of the iceberg of the amazing options out there! How much time do you spend crocheting each week? For me that answer varies from week to week, but is usually upwards of 20 hours. That’s a significant amount of time, wouldn’t you say? A very happy investment of time in fact! 

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