Crochet Patterns

For as long as I can remember I've loved making my own things. When I finally settled down and mustered enough patience to learn to crochet, I realized just how much I enjoyed it and have since made it a daily part of my life. I have worked for many years now as a part of the design team at Crochet Spot. I also post patterns right here on Ginger Peachy and sell PDF versions at my stores, both on Ravelry and Etsy. Take a look around, and be sure to tell me what you think!

Elspeth Cowl | Free Crochet Pattern -- Happy first day of Autumn! My first declaration of fall: I love mustard yellow! Okay, so I know not everyone loves mustard yellow, but that's fine. I was personally thrilled to have the chance to make something in yellow, and I mean a good, hearty yellow, like mustard. Not that primary yellow, blah. While making a quick stop at Joann's I immediately noticed the bins of yarn out front. If it was anyone else with me than my mother they probably would have thought I was nuts... Read more

Scrumptious Donut Pillow | Free Crochet Pattern -- Recently I found myself faced with a birthday party and no gift to give. I'm a gift-giving kind of person, it makes me happy, as does being able to make my gifts. I told myself I would never again cram for a project but guess what? I did. I had two days to design and complete a gift for a cute, opinionated 7-year-old girl. I did it in one...  Read more

Rustic Pumpkin Pillows | Free Crochet Pattern -- I chose to design a Jack 'o' Little, Sugar Pie, and Fairytale for my project. Interested? Keep reading for the free pattern! Each pumpkin is made by joining two identical crocheted panels, a stalk that is created the same way, using two panels crocheted together, and stitched down the center in various places to simulate the ribbing of a pumpkin. Afterward, you can embellish each pumpkin with leaves, buttons, ribbons, or anything you have in mind. Sound good?... Read more

Surf & Sea Star Baby Blanket | Free Crochet Pattern -- Finally, after long last, here I am with another Ginger Peachy crochet pattern! I've talked about my love for the simple art of baby blanket-ing in past posts, but let me just say, I love making baby blankets because I consider it an honor to be able to make something special and personal, a product that a child will use, and possibly remember through the years... Read more
Mini Jar Basket Hangers | New Crochet Pattern -- I've talked about my newfound love for succulents in these posts (Watering My Green Thumb and Propogating Succulent Update = 9 Weeks Later). After receiving clippings of my neighbors hens and chicks I thought now would be a great time to paint the three leftover designs from my Cinco De Mayo project on mini pots (read Mexican Textiles Painted Pot). However, I began collecting tiny 4 oz pimiento jars and had the inspired idea to plant my hens and chicks in those instead. One thing lead to another, and now I am presenting you with my new crochet pattern... Read more

Colleen Floral Headband | New Crochet Pattern -- Last week I shared with you my first retro headband pattern, the Rosemary Floral Headband, which I was inspired to make from the character by the same name in the 60's film, Your's, Mine, and Ours. From the same film is another female character by the name of Colleen. She is red-haired and wears a pink floral headpiece during the wedding that inspired this new pattern. Introducing the Colleen Floral Headband! I wrote about the initial 60's styles in a post titled, Retro Fashion Sketches Inspired By Retro Dresses. Take a look... Read more

Rosemary Floral Headband | New Crochet Pattern -- Welcome back to Ginger Peachy! It has been way too long since I last shared a Ginger Peachy pattern, something I have been desperately trying to remedy. I am so happy to be able to share with you this latest creation of mine, the Rosemary Floral Headband! I was inspired by the 60's fashion I talked about a few weeks ago in this post. Rosemary, one of the characters in the film Your's, Mine, and Ours, wears a purple floral hairpiece during the wedding. (Read the post for a little more late 60's fashion.)... Read more

Strawberry Patch Garland | New Crochet Design -- Since designing my first garland last Christmas I have made five different garland patterns, three of which you can find right here at Ginger Peachy, while all of them are listed on my Etsy. I have developed a fascination with garland, like the fascination with the mini pillows. There are so many different designs possible within the garland or mini pillow format. Are you getting tired of them? You will before I do, so let me know! This week I am sharing my latest garland design, created for Crochet Spot, inspired by the arrival of ... Read more

Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle Pillow | New Crochet Design -- Introducing my latest creation, the Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle Pillow!! The story of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle is probably my favorite. It connects many of the characters of Potter's other stories with the homely hedgehog doing the washing for them all. Her manner is so old British and kind, I almost wish I were Lucie and had the choice to live there always. But the end always gets me as Lucie discovers that Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle is just a hedgehog after all...Read more

Bridgette Bunny Pillow | New Crochet Design -- After finishing up the Diplodocus Dino Mini Pillow the week before last I left myself with only about 7 days to prepare a pattern for Crochet Spot. This is terrible, I know. No matter how many times I tell myself to think ahead and plan projects where I will have plenty of time to work without cramming I always end up doing it anyway. Thankfully, I already had some ideas and could start actually crocheting at the beginning of the week. My initial idea was to make a 2D chocolate bunny. I sketched out probably three to four designs with real bunnies as reference, throwing up my hands in despair each time, before turning to the ideal reference for cute character drawings: Beatrix Potter. This next sketch is the result... Read more

Diplodocus Dino Mini Pillow | New Crochet Pattern -- Since making my second mini pillow ever a few months ago, I have (obviously) been on a mini pillow rampage. You can see the very first one I made here. To start out my spree, I made a Valentine's pattern for Crochet Spot called Pastel Hearts Mini Pillow, then another Valentine's pattern for Ginger Peachy called Glitzy Heart Mini Pillow. I actually had a third Valentine's pillow in mind but couldn't fit it as well as the next one in on time, so I sacrificed it. Maybe next year. I wanted to complete the next one for my sister's birthday, Cupcake Delight, which I did but you can look back over my posts to see my revisions. That makes four mini pillows and now this one... Read more

The New and Better Cupcake Delight Mini Pillow | New Crochet Pattern -- Before you say this looks familiar, let me explain. This pattern is a remodel of my first design. It's supposedly better than the last, which is still available here. Even though I posted it and was preparing to put the PDF up for purchase, I just couldn't bring myself to do it. I wanted to make another for someone else and decided here was my chance to fix the problems with the first. After careful thought, I finally decided I didn't like the lack of structure from using half double crochets for the pillow panels. I went back to the drawing board... Read more

Glitzy Heart Mini Pillow | New Crochet PatternI did however finish my pattern for this week. I had to make some changes to the idea based on design and yarn availability so I haven't decided whether I am pleased or not. I suppose I regard it as a good project but not exactly the one I had in mind. I planned to place the heart on the bottom, right corner and embroider wording along the top and side. The pillow was to be in a deep purple, the heart a real pinky-pink with a soft pink felt patch, while the wording would be in a deep red. I ended up finding the fuchsia yarn and a bright red instead but no ...Read more

String of Hearts Garland and Ornaments | New Crochet PatternHow do you feel about Valentine's Day? Do you like it or does it make you painfully aware of your singleness? Do you regard it as just another day or do you go all out celebrating it? I realize that I have a rather unique view of Valentine's, one that not many share. For me, Valentine's is a lovely holiday in the middle of three birthdays, resulting in a holiday week. Because my birthday is a few days after Valentine's, and my sister's is the day before, (and my cousins is the day of), to me it is one long week of celebration... Read more

Amy's Signature Chunky Scarf - No matter how many different projects I've designed, it's always great to come back to the basics. For me, those are scarves and hats. When I really started crocheting I made oodles of scarves and hats for myself and family. Frankly, I probably tired people out on them. I could just imagine them opening their present from me and thinking, "I'll bet I know what this is." But my family has always been great and appreciative. For a confirmed crochet addict, it's hard to remember that not everyone shares your obsession... Read more

Chunky Puff Stitch Cap and Scarf Set | New Crochet Pattern - Isn't it terrible how you can design and create things all year long and still end up neglecting to make so-and-so a good wintry scarf for those cold days? Or maybe you've made everything in the book but have never gotten around to that certain item you've always wanted to try your hand at. If you are a crafter then you know exactly what I mean. There is just so much to make and so little time. When you have a large family like I do, you could spend your whole year making things just for them. And then comes extended family and good friends. But more often the case is that my business gets first serve... Read more

Poinsettia Shimmer Garland | New Crochet Pattern - As I am writing this, a pre-Christmas turkey is baking in the oven, and cranberry sauce is cooling in the fridge. Above the computer where I am working, my mother's famous Christmas Village covers two small book cases and the entire entertainment center. At night the warm, white lights glow inside the hand-painted miniature houses and almost seem to reflect off the white felt ground where old-fashioned people walk about town with presents in hand. Over the speakers the melodies of my ultimate favorite Christmas album, Ferrante and Teicher's Snowbound, creates a rather dreamy aura as I prepare to share with you my... Read more

Snowflake Shimmer Garland | New Crochet PatternWinter makes me think of a great many things, and I am sure you can name them with me: cold, warm drinks, sweaters, fires in the fireplace (if you are lucky enough to have a fireplace), and of course, snow! Since I live in the Mid-South, snow is often a "lucky enough" item as well. We've had some lovely winters before, but our snow still only comes in January or February, and then normally in light dustings. I can't help but envy those who can count on feet of snow before Christmas. Instead we surround ourselves with lovely winter images from... Read more

Charlemagne Cowl | New Crochet PatternEach day I don a sweater jacket or my Peruvian tunic in the morning only to shed it by midday. Yet I am not disappointed; it is finally getting colder here in the Mid-South! I've been eyeballing my sweaters, telling them it won't be long. I've even taken the time to create a new Pinterest board called Sweaters!. I think I am psychologically endeavoring to usher fall weather in. And yet, despite the floundering temperatures, I am trying to think in cold terms anyway. Thus the creation of this new, brilliantly regal cowl. Most of the time creating patterns begins with a design idea and the materials you choose to use are based off of that. But on occasion, I find myself buying a yarn that I don't have anything in mind for. Usually these are discount or clearance novelty yarn... Read more

Snappy Fedora (3 Sizes) | Crochet Pattern - There is such a satisfied feeling I get when I finish another crochet pattern. It starts out as an idea and blooms into a finished product, one that I can share with all of you. And here I am, ready to share another. I hope you will be as enthused over it as I am! May I present to you my latest crochet pattern: the Snappy Fedora in 3 Sizes! (Free pattern available below)... Read more

Secret Agent Doll Clothes | New Crochet PatternDoll clothes can be great fun to make. In fact, I made at least 3 doll outfits for Crochet Spot (Doll Blouse and JumperDoll Peasant Dress, and Vintage Doll Bathing Suit) and many more doll accessories. Granted, I don't play dolls anymore but then over half the fun is being able to give it to someone that does. My youngest siblings' equivalent to playing dolls are stuffed bears. She has collected them practically from birth and consequently, each of them have their own personalities... Read more

Zaylee Baby Blanket | New Crochet PatternThere is a lot of fun to be had in crocheting a variety of projects and I've always enjoyed attempting to think out of the box in designing my next crochet project. And yet I consistently return to the easy "monotony" of crocheting baby blankets. Sometimes you just need to sit down without having to continually consult a pattern and just crochet. Designing baby blankets has always been a lot of fun. For me it is a whole involved process. I want the blanket to be tailored for the specific child who is going to receive it so I try to put a lot of thought into the designing. I pick gender specific colors if the parents already know the gender of the child, but if not, I try to use neutrals like soft greens, yellows, oranges, or mix... Read more

Lacet Eyeglasses Strap | New Crochet PatternOnly after a few times of wearing my glasses I thought how helpful it would be to have straps that keep them around my neck. Since I only wear them for reading and other such closeup work I don't need them on constantly. And yet I don't like the idea of leaving an expensive pair of glasses just lying around. Read more

Teddy Bear Toddler Tote Crochet Pattern - Here it is, ladies and gentlemen! As promised, one spanking new crochet pattern: the Teddy Bear Toddler Tote. I think it passed the toddler test. I was able to give it to my niece personally (thanks to their surprise visit!). When I handed it to her she immediately took it and put it over her shoulder and next she put it in the back compartment of her... Read more

The Dana Beanie - Crochet Pattern and 70's Throwback - While watching my favorite TV show, Mission: Impossible, one of the newer IMF agents named Dana (you don't know how hard it is to restrain myself from turning this into a Mission: Impossible review) wears a beanie briefly. I saw it and knew immediately the ease with which I could crochet one like it. I wasn't convinced that I should, though --I have a lot of ideas and you already heard my opinion on beanies. But I did anyway. Read more