Saturday, October 29, 2022

Crochet Bobble Pumpkin - free pattern

One of the things that add up to my list of things I love about fall is pumpkins. I don't think I will ever get tired of them, both real or crocheted (fabric ones). 
If you want to enrich your Halloween decor more, this is the perfect weekend project.  

Before I share the pattern, please note that: The written  pattern in its entirety along with the photos are for personal use only. All property rights belong to Maya Kuzman of The Little Treasures.

Yarn and hook: Dk yarn and a 3.00 mm hook (UK11/US D) for the pumpkin and sport yarn and a 2.00 mm hook (UK14 / US B) for the handle. Note that you can use whatever yarn size/ weight (and relevant hook for that weight ) you like/have at hand. That will only influence the size of your pumpkins. Hence, smaller weights will yield tinier pumpkins, heavier weights will yield bigger pumpkins.

Stitches (American terminology): chain (ch),  slip stitch (sl st), half double crochet (hdc), hdc2tog, double crochet (dc).

Other: tapestry needle for weaving ends, filling for the pumpkin.  


Foundation and round 1: Ch4 and hdc7 in last st from hook (8). Sl st through 1st st to end round. 
Round 2: Ch2 (counts as 1st hdc) and hdc2 in 1st st, hdc2 in all rest (17). Sl st with 1st st to end round.
Round 3: Ch3 (counts as 1st dc), dc1 in next st, make a 4-dc bobble in next. Repeat this pattern (2dc, 4-dc bobble) around.  Sl st with 1st st to end round. 
Round 4: Repeat round 3. 
Round 5 to end: hdc2tog 8 times, fill the pumpkin with polyfill, continue hdc2tog to end. Cut yarn and weave ends through the body of the pumpkin.

Insert yarn through pumpkin's center and ch8. Starting from 2nd st from hook, sl st across (7). Sl st again in the body of the pumpkin, cut yarn, tie both tails into a knot. Put tails through tapestry needle and push the needle through the pumpkin body to hide them.

I hope you like this!
If you are interested in crochet fall decor, check out my patterns here and here.
Have a cozy and wonderful Saturday!

Monday, October 17, 2022

Crochet Trends in 2022/'23: Oh, my Mod!!

 Image via Pinterest
I find the crochet trends for the next year quite appealing and interesting. Apparently, the '60s will have a heavy influence, so the mod will be at its peak. 
In terms of patterns, polka dots, mosaic crochet, chevron/checkered / striped, and multi-motifs will reign the scene. 
Image via Pinterest

As for crochet apparel, vests and sweaters will boom in both variants: neat and form-fitting as well as boxy, comfy and oversized. Turtlenecks and square -neckline dresses are in the game. The emphasis is on the layered look. 
Eva has been bombing me with pictures of vests, so if I find the time to squeeze it in, I guess that will be my next project...

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Autumnal Rhapsody - pattern release


I've been immensely enjoying the change of nature's attire, and I am always left speechless watching its mesmerizing palette. 
The inspiration resulted in these gorgeous Irish roses and leafy accents.
The pattern is in my shops on etsy & ravelry

Monday, October 10, 2022

Embroidered Fabric Pendant Necklace

For this year's summit at Rebecca Page, I opted to do something different than crochet. As cross stitching and embroidery were the first crafts I tried as a child, I decided to put my floss at play and make a video class for an interesting embroidered (and beaded) fabric pendant necklace. 
To make the pendant, I used two small, different pieces of fabric, and for the embroidered "patch" I recommend using heavily patterned fabric piece that will serve as a canvas onto which the patterns/designs will be emphasized with embroidery and beading. 

Registration for the summit is free. To learn more, click here.

Friday, October 7, 2022

Baby Shell Blanket Gift

Recently my kids' godparents became grandparents to a baby boy, and I immediately knew I was going to make a blanket as a welcoming gift. I was (and still am) toying with ideas of making something shell-related (this necklace started it all), so I decided to make a shell blanket. 
I started rather ambitiously and made a really big one, because when it comes to baby blankets, I don't do tiny things. I want the mothers and babies as well to have it and use it for a long time, and not overgrew it in a couple of months.

I debated with myself about the border; tried several different, didn't like anything decorative because the pattern doesn't allow a heavily lace-y or intricate border, so I just added a plain one. In hindsight, I should've added a couple of rows more. 
Makes me sad that at the time I took the pictures the weather was awful so these pictures don't do it justice. 

Monday, October 3, 2022

Holiday Crafts Summit now Open

I am happy to announce that a FREE Registration is open for Rebecca Page's Holiday Crafts Summit!
Last year's summit had rave reviews, and this year's is lined up to be even better! You’ll learn how to sew, knit, crochet, quilt, and paper craft a HUGE range of wonderfully quick and satisfying holiday gifts!! 
I have the honor and pleasure to once again join a team of amazing crafters with a class of my own for embroidered (and beaded) pendant necklace.  
More about it later this week.
The online summit runs November 14-18th!
Register for FREE here.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

It's Poncho Season!

Happy October! 
How are you guys? Long time no post. 
I am finally fully back from taking a break in September and have so many new things to show and write about. 

Days here have become significantly colder and I will be able to wear my new poncho often. By the time I got it finished, it got hotter and I just wore it twice, but I am sure it is going to be my favourite thing to throw onto (or over) this fall. 
The pattern is in the make and I named it "Glorious Autumn". 
I am immensely satisfied with the colors I chose for it, and it makes my heart skip whenever I look at it. 
If you are a subscriber, check out for my newsletter this evening - there might be something interesting for you.