Crochet High Waist Bikini Set

Yes, I know you’re asking yourself, “Carrie why on earth are you posting bikini patterns when the snow on the ground has barely thawed?”. Well my little internet family, I’ve has it up to my eyebrows with chunky sweaters, Pom Pom hats and fair isle this and that. I want to bring back the light cottons, the cheeky Brazilian and the oh so revealing bikini tops. Who’s with me? As you guys know by now I simply love creating summer fashions. Not that I have the body to fit into said fashions ( I can just about fit into a stocking these days!) but I do love them...and can only dream of one day fitting into a cheeky bikini. Hey I can just live my fantasies through all you lovely people! Anyhoo lets get into my newest project. A high waist bikini bottom and bikini top. Both of these are very easy to make and I would even recommend making these to any beginner crochet addict. I decided to design the bottoms with the sides open with just a lace weaved through each side. It gives the bottom a ni…

V Puff Stitch Beanie Hat

I'm so in love with this beanie. The textured stitches are practically jumping out of the hat, they are that amazing! This hat might seem a bit advanced the any novice crocheter but believe me when I say it’s quite easy once you get the hang of the endless yarn wraps involved in creating a puff stitch. Get past the first two rows and you will be doing it in your sleep.

So for this project you're going to need weight 4 (worsted/aran yarn). I used just under 100g and a 6mm crochet hook.
This pattern is written in American crochet terms
Puff stitch: yarn over, insert hook into indicated stitch, yarn over, draw up loop, yarn over, insert hook into same stitch again, yarn over, draw up loop, yarn over, insert hook into same stitch again, yarn over, draw up loop. you now have 7 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through all 7 loops. 
We are going to begin with the band of the hat so:
Chain 9 Row 1: Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook, then single crochet to end of row, chain 1, turn.

The Bubble Knit Beanie

Three beanie hat patterns in less than a week! Hmmm I think I'm addicted to fall/winter fashion accessories. If you haven't check out the other two beanie patterns I posted so far this week please check out my Lara Knit Beanie and my Animal Print Beanie
So what do we have today you may be asking? Well my dear friends this beanie hat has definitely found a snug place in my heart. I am absolutely and positively in love with this little creation of mine. I call it the Bubble Knit Beanie..

The "bubble" texture of this hat feels amazing. Knit with super chunky yarn this little dream is like a bubble of squishiness!
Materials needed:
7 mm circular needle Super Bulky yarn Stitch marker Yarn needle.
knit5b ( knit 5 below): Slip the next stitch off the left needle and drop it down 4 rows . (There Will be 4 strands of yarn above the stitch.) Put right needle into the front of the free stitch and UNDER the 4 loose strands. Knit from this position, catching the loose strands…

Knit Animal Print Beanie Hat

Ok, my knit beanie obsession continues! I just can't stop. Two patterns in three days! Wow I'm on a roll. So, the other day I was in my local Aldi and discovered a bunch of super chunky yarn in an array of color so naturally I couldn't resist. To be honest I think I bought the lot! The second I came home I wanted to knit and design another beanie hat and so I got thinking. ANIMAL PRINT! Why not create a super chunky beanie with super cool animal print, and here it is.

Here's what you need:
Super Bulky yarn 7 mm circular needle (16") or double pointed needles. Tapestry needle Stitch marker.

Start of with your contrasting color (CC). In this case I've used dark blue. Cast on 50 stitches. Begin with knit 1, purl 1 ribbing. Continue in this pattern until you have 9 rows completed.
From now on we will be working the main part of the hat (the animal print. You can work off the chart below or simply read the instructions. If reading off the chart remember to begin at…

The Lara Knit Beanie

I've recently taken up knitting again and I'm completely obsessed! Long before crochet came into my life I remember being about nine years old learning knitting in primary school. Back then the nuns ruled most schools while "regular" teachers were few and far between. I remember I absolutely hated knitting! Basics such as casting on was an unbearable task altogether. Nothing about the craft stuck to me whatsoever. I suppose having a stiff lipped ogre of a nun luring over your shoulder shouting, "it's like pulling teeth trying to teach you". Oh the memories! Fast forward a few years and while in the comfort of my own home I self taught within a day. But somehow over the years I discovered crochet and dropped knitting. I had forgotten how much I love knitting. I love the textures of all the different stitches, something crocheting just doesn't live up to. Anyways, I'm rambling on quite a bit now. Fall has definitely arrived here in Ireland and I r…

Flower Crop Top

I designed this crop top for the gal who is not afraid of a little bit of risk! Yes it is "slightly" revealing, but hey if ya got the balls, why not?!

I used a Dk (light worsted or weight 3) cotton yarn. I'm nearly sure I used Sirdar. I also used a size 4mm crochet hook.

To make the cups:

Make 12 double crochets into a magic ring. Slip stitch into the first double crochet you made.

Chain 5, skip 1st chain and single crochet into the remaining 4 chains. Slip stitch into the next stitch. Repeat all the way around. and close with a slip stitch to the last stitch. You should end up with 12 petals.
Cut the yarn and fasten off.

Attach your yarn to the top of any petal with a slip stitch. Make 2 single crochets at the very top of the petal.

*Chain 3 and move onto the next petal. Make 2 single crochets on the top of this petal.* Repeat from * to * all the way around. When you have finished with your last petal make a chain 3 and then slip stitch into the very first single crochet…

Sunburst Festival Top

Sunburst granny square are by far my favourite. I love the design, the endless colour combinations, and the simplicity of these little squares. You all know my love for designing crop tops, so why not combine my two loves together! The final outcome was this colourful sunburst festival lace up crop top (hmm that was a mouthful!)
The yarn I used was quite fine. I found it at my local Soestrene Grene store and each 50g ball was less than 2 Euros!!! I would say its a weight 2 yarn (fingering) and the hook I used was a size 3mm.
puff stitch: *yarn over, insert hook into the stitch, draw up a loop* three times. You will end up with                      7 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook. Chain 1 to close.
cluster stitch: *yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2                                loops* 4 times. You will end up with 5 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pill through                          all loops on ho…