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Christmas Lights Garland Free Crochet Pattern

Do you ever miss the old “vintage” Christmas lights adorning all the houses in the neighborhood? They lasted forever, and when ONE went out, you could easily replace it. Yea, they just don’t make them like that anymore. So take a step back in time with this christmas lights garland free crochet pattern.

Christmas Lights Garland Free Crochet Pattern Pinterest Pin

Spiffed up with a few golden stars, this garland can be used to decorate any room in the house! I needed my garland to fill a 58″ mantle. I made 10 bulbs and 3 stars, spacing them by about 3 inches each. Arranging them on the jute, I used the pattern: 2 bulbs, 1 star, 3 bulbs, 1 star, 3 bulbs, 1 star, 2 bulbs. Use your creative preference based on the space you want to fill with this garland!

Christmas Lights Garland Free Crochet Pattern Image 2

This free pattern is supported by ads on my blog. You can also purchase the ad-free, printable pattern from my Etsy shop.

The 7-page PDF printable pattern includes lots of helpful in-the-making photos as well. You can download and print it, or simply save it to your computer to use for later.

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This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase materials using these links I may receive a small commission which in no way affects the cost to you. These partnerships help me support my blog and small business which allows me to continue providing you with free crochet patterns! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

General Notes:

This Christmas Lights Garland Free Crochet Pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart right here in my Resource Library. I recommend giving the pattern a read-through before you begin so you can visualize the big picture and consider any specific notes for help along the way! If you find you’re having trouble, the printable pattern in my Etsy shop comes with lots of in-the-making photos for each step of the way as well.

Size & Gauge:

Size:
Star: 3.75″ x 3.75″
Bulb: 3.5″ x 1.5″

Gauge: 4”x4” of single crochet = 28 stitches x 30 rows. Ultimately with these, gauge isn’t critical. It won’t have to fit someone’s body or a specific space. My patterns will include the size of the finished item based on the yarn and hook I use. But if you want it smaller or bigger, just use a bigger or smaller yarn and hook!

Top 10 under $10 Sustainable Yarns Image Stylecraft naturals Organic Cotton DK Yarn

Yarn & Stuffing:

Yarn: Take your choice of yarn! Choose colors that bring you joy and fibers that feel good between your fingers. I use 100% organic cotton in a DK weight for this christmas lights garland.

It’s very important for me to use only sustainable and eco-friendly yarn so I feel good about the impact I’m making on the environment with my craft. With the bulbs and stars for this garland I use 100% organic cotton versus conventional cotton.

Sustainable Stuffing: Since these pieces are so small, it’s a great opportunity to use up all those little yarn bits you’ve been saving away – yea, the ones you snip off after weaving in ends and such. You can also use strips of old clothing cut up into strips. Even thrift stores can be picky these days, so turn your old dingy and stained clothing into stuffing bits!

The Legal Stuff:

This pattern or parts of it may not be reproduced, sold, distributed or translated without authorization. You can sell your finished items provided that you credit Off the Beaten Hook as the designer. Thank you for your respectfulness!

Christmas Lights Garland Free Crochet Pattern Image 5

Materials you will need:

Abbreviations used in the christmas lights garland free crochet pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
hk – hook
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
BLO – back loop only
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times
[…] – number of stitches in row/round

Christmas Lights Garland Free Crochet Pattern Image 1

The Pattern

STAR – make 2 per star:

NOTES:

  • The center of the star is worked in continuous rounds. The points are worked by making a chain and then working stitches into the chain back down to the circular center
  • On one of the stars, leave a long tail for sewing them together

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x6 [30]

You will now begin working on the 5 points of the star…

Rnd 6: (sl st in the next st, ch 7, sl st in the 2nd back bump from hk, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next ch. Sk next 3 st on the center of the star, sl st to next st, sc in next st) repeat 4 more times to make 5 points on the star

Rnd 7*: crochet a border of sc around the entire star [70]

Christmas Lights Garland Free Crochet Pattern Image of Star Making

*TIPS FOR CROCHETING THE BORDER AROUND THE STAR (RND 7):

  • there will be a total of 70 sc making the border (14 for each of the 5 points)
    • 5 stitches going up one side of the point
    • 1 stitch made in the tip of the point
    • 5 stitches going down the other side of the point
    • 3 stitches in between each point
  • the 5 stitches going up and down each side of the point are made in the (sl st, sc, hdc, dc, tr) combination that is made when crocheting into the chain creating each point
  • the 3 stitches in between each point are made in the (sl st, sc, sl st) combination that happens between each triangular star point
Christmas Lights Garland Free Crochet Pattern Image 13

ASSEMBLE THE STAR:

  • Arrange the two stars with wrong sides facing in
  • Using a tapestry and the long tail left on one of the stars, sew them together by inserting the needle under both loops of both starts, back and forth along the entire border (not a whip stitch).
  • Before sewing the last point, lightly stuff the star, including the points. Don’t stuff so full that the stuffing will show through the looser dc and tr stitches.
  • Using the yarn tail or another snippet of yarn, add a small loop to one of the points for hanging.
Christmas Lights Garland Free Crochet Pattern Image 14

BULBS:

NOTES:

  • The Christmas light bulb is worked in continuous rounds – do not join at the end of each round

Begin with the gold yarn

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: BLO sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 4-5: sc in each st around [12]

Using a tapestry needle and a 4 inch strand of gold yarn, thread the yarn from inside to outside and back to the inside between rounds 1 and 2. Tie off on the inside, creating a small loop for hanging. Switch to the light bulb yarn color

Rnd 6: sl st in each st around [12]

Christmas Lights Garland Free Crochet Pattern Light Bulb Image

Rnd 7: pushing your hook in between the middle of the front two loops, sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 8: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 9: sc in each st around [18]

Rnd 10: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 11-12: sc in each st around [24]

Rnd 13: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 14-15: sc in each st around [18]

Stuff light bulb

Christmas Lights Garland Free Crochet Pattern Christmas Light Bulb Half Done

Rnd 16: (sc in next 4 st, dec in next st) x3 [15]

Rnd 17: sc in each st around

Rnd 18: (sc in next 3 st, dec in next st) x3 [12]

Rnd 19: sc in each st around [12]

Stuff light bulb

Rnd 20: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x3 [9]

Rnd 21: sc in each st around [9]

Rnd 22: (sc in next st, dec in next st) x3 [6]

Using a tapestry needle, weave the yarn end through the front loop of the remaining 6 stitches. Pull tightly to close. Bring the yarn to the inside, and outside one of the side walls. Snip cleanly with surface.

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Thread the vintage bulbs and stars onto a length of jute twine to your liking. Display proudly and enjoy!

I would love to see your finished garlands! Post pics on Instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook to share!

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Did you love this vintage christmas lights garland free crochet pattern? Want more free house & home crochet patterns? Check these out!

Broccoli Free Crochet Pattern Image of all 3 sizes

Broccoli Free Crochet Pattern

I have a love/hate relationship with broccoli. I LOVE to eat it, and fortunately, my husband and my son do too. Give it to me raw with a bit of ranch or hummus, steamed with butter and salt, cooked into a casserole, as a pasta topping, as a salad with a creamy or vinaigrette dressing, grated, stir fried, in soup, in your eggs. The ways to eat it are endless and it makes an appearance once a week on our dinner table in some way, shape or form. So, when Benjamin requested broccoli to be added to his crochet toys, I was surprised that I hadn’t made a stalk for him yet! So finally, here it is… for him and for you…a broccoli free crochet pattern!

Broccoli Free Crochet Pattern Pinterest Pin

Realistic and charming, these crochet broccoli bits will make the perfect, colorful addition to your little one’s toy food collection or do your crochet fruit and veg centerpiece. The pattern includes the method of crocheting the broccoli 3 different ways: the large stalk, large floret with stems and small floret. The printable pattern is available for free in the Resource Library here!

Broccoli Free Crochet Pattern Preview Image

Materials you will need for the Broccoli Free Crochet Pattern:

Schachenmayr 100% Organic Cotton: Sea Green x1 (DK/light worsted)
Stylecraft Naturals 100% Organic Cotton: Artichoke – x1 (DK/light worsted)
3.00 mm crochet hook
– Tapestry needle
Scissors
– Stitch markers
– Stuffing (here’s a great chance to use all those tiny yarn snippets you’ve been saving for stuffing!)

Skills & Pattern Abbreviations:

  • st (stitch)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • hdc (half double crochet)
  • TcBo (triple crochet bobble)
  • BLO (back loop only)
  • FLO (front loop only)
  • inc (increase)
  • dec (decrease)
  • sl st (slip stitch)

Get the full printable pattern for the Broccoli here!

Broccoli Free Crochet Pattern Image Large Stalk

This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. If you purchase materials through these links I earn a small commission which helps support my small business and allows me to continue to create free patterns for you! So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!

I’d love to see your finished broccoli bits! Post pics on instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook. Enjoy!

Love crochet amigurumi? I have more free food toy patterns! Here’s a couple you might be interested in, but there are MANY more in my free crochet pattern library!

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Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern Image Main all three pumpkins

Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern

Add a little special handmade decor to Halloween this year with this Spooky Pumpkin Trio! Super quick and easy, these creepy pumpkins will be done in no time (seriously, like 30 minutes each!). The pumpkins can be crocheted in colorful stripes or solids. Rather than a standard stem, they are spiffed up for Halloween with a crochet witch’s hat and friendly ghost. The optional skeleton hand for the stem of the large pumpkin adds a creepy-fun touch! Have fun with this Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration free crochet pattern!

Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern Pinterest Pin

This free pattern is supported by ads on my blog. You can also purchase the ad-free, printable pattern from my Etsy shop.

The 8-page PDF printable pattern includes lots of helpful in-the-making photos as well. You can download and print it, or simply save it to your computer to use for later.

Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern Preview Image
This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase materials using these links I may receive a small commission which in no way affects the cost to you. These partnerships help me support my blog and small business which allows me to continue providing you with free crochet patterns! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

General Notes:

This Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart right here in my Resource Library. I recommend giving the pattern a read-through before you begin so you can visualize the big picture and consider any specific notes for help along the way! If you find you’re having trouble, the printable pattern in my Etsy shop comes with lots of in-the-making photos for each step of the way as well.

Size & Gauge:

Size:
Small pumpkin: 5″ wide x 3.5″ tall | Ghost: 2.5″ tall
Medium pumpkin: 8″ wide x 5.5″ tall | Witch Hat: 5.25″ wide x 5″ tall
Large pumpkin: 10″ wide x 7″ tall

Gauge: 4”x4” of half double crochet = 9 stitches x 5 rows. Ultimately with these, gauge isn’t critical. It won’t have to fit someone’s body or a specific space. My patterns will include the size of the finished item based on the yarn and hook I use. But if you want it smaller or bigger, just use a bigger or smaller yarn and hook!

10 Tips for sustainable crochet image reuse all yarn snippets

Yarn & Stuffing:

Yarn: Take your choice of yarn! Choose colors that bring you joy and fibers that feel good between your fingers. I use super chunky yarn for these pumpkins!

It’s very important for me to use only sustainable and eco-friendly yarn so I feel good about the impact I’m making on the environment with my craft. With these pumpkins, however, I shopped my stash to use up old yarn that had been waiting for a smaller project. You can do the same – but just remember if you use anything other than super bulky yarn, the finished pumpkins will be different sizes than mine (which is totally okay!)

The Legal Stuff:

This pattern or parts of it may not be reproduced, sold, distributed or translated without authorization. You can sell your finished items provided that you credit Off the Beaten Hook as the designer. Thank you for your respectfulness!

Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern Image medium with witch hat

Materials you will need:

Abbreviations used in the spooky halloween pumpkin decoration free crochet pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
hk – hook
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
fhdc – foundation half double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
fphdc – front post half double crochet
FLO – front loop only
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times
[…] – number of stitches in row/round

Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern Image large with skeleton hand birdseye

The Pattern

Notes:

  • The pumpkin is worked by creating a long rectangle of turning rows, seaming the rectangle into a tube and cinching the top and bottom closed
  • Chain 1 and turn at the end of every row. The turning chain does not count as a stitch.
  • If making stripes, it doesn’t matter which of the 2 colors you start with.
  • The pumpkins use the super bulky yarn with a 9.00 mm crochet hook

Leave a long starting tail before your slip knot. The tail will be used to cinch the pumpkin closed.

Row 1: fhdc 15 for small (M: 20, L: 25) Row 2: fphdc across

If making stripes, switch colors. If making solid, continue with same color.

Row 3: FLO hdc across
Row 4: 3rd loop only hdc across

If making stripes, switch colors. If making solid, continue with same color.

Row 5-20 (M:5-24, L:5-32): repeat rows 1-4, for a total of 5 sections for the small pumpkin, 6 sections for the medium, and 8 sections for the large. Each section consists of 4 rows. Note, that as you crochet the repeat rows, row “1” will be a row of standard hdc, versus the foundation hdc you did for the first row to start the pumpkin.

Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern Image Laid out

SEAM THE RECTANGLE INTO A TUBE:

You now have a long rectangle. The right side is the one with the ridges that were created by the front post stitches. Bring the short sides together, with the wrong side facing out. Sl st along the edge through both stitches of both ends. Still with the wrong side out, use a tapestry needle and weave the yarn end in and out along the edge of the tube. Only pick up a single loop as you weave through, or else there will be too much material when you cinch the tube closed. Cinch tightly and secure with a few stitches. This is the bottom of the pumpkin.

Flip the tube right side out. Using a tapestry needle and a yarn tail, weave the end in and out along the edge of the tube. Just as you did with the bottom, only pick up a single loop as you weave through, or else there will be too much material when you cinch the tube closed. Stuff the pumpkin and cinch closed, leaving enough of a gap to insert your stem of choice. Tie off, but leave a long tail for shaping.

Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern Image cylinder pumpkin

SHAPE THE PUMPKIN

Using a long piece of yarn, bring the yarn from top to bottom along the outside, in between row 2 and 3 (or any line between a fpdc and FLO hdc row). Thread the needle through the bottom of the pumpkin and pull tightly to create a wedge. Secure the yarn on the bottom and continue the process of creating the wedges like this all the way around. The large pumpkin has 8 sections, the medium has 6 sections and the small has 5 sections. Secure and tie off the yarn and pull to the inside.

Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern Image large with skeleton

WITCH HAT

  • The witch hat is worked in continuous rounds – do not join rounds, just keep on going!
  • The witch hat uses black worsted weight yarn and a 4.5mm crochet hook

Rnd 1: st 4 in a magic circle [4]

Rnd 2: sc in each st around [4]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x2 [6]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x2 [8]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x2 [10]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x2 [12]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x2 [14]

Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x2 [16]

Rnd 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x2 [18]

Rnd 10: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x2 [20]

Rnd 11: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x2 [22]

Rnd 12: (sc in next 10 st, inc in next st) x2 [24]

Rnd 13: (sc in next 11 st, inc in next st) x2 [26]

Rnd 14: (sc in next 12 st, inc in next st) x2 [28]

Rnd 15: (sc in next 13 st, inc in next st) x2 [30]

Rnd 16: (sc in next 14 st, inc in next st) x2 [32]

Rnd 17: (sc in next 15 st, inc in next st) x2 [34]

Rnd 18: (sc in next 16 st, inc in next st) x2 [36]

Rnd 19-20: sc in each st around [36]

Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern Image Witch Hat

Rnd 21: FLO sc in each st around [36]

Rnd 22: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 23: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 24: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 25: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x6 [60]

Rnd 26: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x6 [66]

Slip stitch to next st. Invisible fasten off and weave in end.

Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern Image Friendly Ghost

FRIENDLY GHOST

  • The ghost is worked in continuous rounds – do not join rounds, just keep on going!
  • The ghost uses white or off-white worsted weight yarn and a 4.5mm crochet hook
  • 9mm safety eyes

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around 12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5-10: sc in each st around [24]

Rnd 11: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 12: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 13: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x6 [30]

Slip stitch to next st. Invisible fasten off and weave in end. Insert 9mm safety eyes between rounds 7 & 8, spaced apart by 3 stitches. OPTIONAL: stuff lightly to keep round shape.

Top pumpkins with the witch hat, friendly ghost and skeleton hand! Display proudly and enjoy!

I would love to see your finished pumpkins! Post pics on Instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook to share!

Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern Library Graphic

Did you love this spooky halloween pumpkin decoration free crochet pattern? Want more free house & home crochet patterns? Check these out!

Autumn Pumpkin Trio Free Crochet Pattern Image Main All 3 Pumpkins

Autumn Pumpkin Decoration Free Crochet Pattern

Add a little special handmade decor to fall this year with this adorable crochet pumpkin trio! Super quick and easy, these charming pumpkins will be done in no time (seriously, like 30 minutes each). These are perfect for the beginner who wants to learn some new stitch techniques. They are made completely of turning rows of half double crochet with some stitch techniques thrown in to add the beautiful ribbed texture. Have fun with this Autumn Pumpkin Decoration free crochet pattern!

Autumn Pumpkin Trio Free Crochet Pattern Pinterest Pin

I’m going to share a secret with you. These pumpkins don’t have to be orange at all! Find your own color inspiration! The options are endless – these pumpkins look great in all colors. Pick colors that match your home decor and you’ll have these crochet pumpkins featured as the centerpiece of your family dinner table for years to come.

This free pattern is supported by ads on my blog. You can also purchase the ad-free, printable pattern from my Etsy shop.

The 7-page PDF printable pattern includes lots of helpful in-the-making photos as well. You can download and print it, or simply save it to your computer to use for later.

Autumn Pumpkin Trio Free Crochet Pattern UPDATED Preview Image
This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase materials using these links I may receive a small commission which in no way affects the cost to you. These partnerships help me support my blog and small business which allows me to continue providing you with free crochet patterns! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

General Notes:

This autumn pumpkin decoration free crochet pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart right here in my Resource Library. I recommend giving the pattern a read-through before you begin so you can visualize the big picture and consider any specific notes for help along the way! If you find you’re having trouble, the printable pattern in my Etsy shop comes with lots of in-the-making photos for each step of the way as well.

Size & Gauge:

Size:
Small pumpkin: 6″ wide x 4″ tall
Medium pumpkin: 8: wide x 5.5″ tall
Large pumpkin: 10″ wide x 8″ tall

Gauge: 4”x4” of half double crochet = 9 stitches x 5 rows. Ultimately with these, gauge isn’t critical. It won’t have to fit someone’s body or a specific space. My patterns will include the size of the finished item based on the yarn and hook I use. But if you want it smaller or bigger, just use a bigger or smaller yarn and hook!

10 Tips for sustainable crochet image reuse all yarn snippets

Yarn & Stuffing:

Yarn: Take your choice of yarn! Choose colors that bring you joy and fibers that feel good between your fingers. I use super chunky yarn for these pumpkins!

It’s very important for me to use only sustainable and eco-friendly yarn so I feel good about the impact I’m making on the environment with my craft. With these pumpkins, however, I shopped my stash to use up old yarn that had been waiting for a smaller project. You can do the same – but just remember if you use anything other than super bulky yarn, the finished pumpkins will be different sizes than mine (which is totally okay!)

The Legal Stuff:

This pattern or parts of it may not be reproduced, sold, distributed or translated without authorization. You can sell your finished items provided that you credit Off the Beaten Hook as the designer. Thank you for your respectfulness!

Autumn Pumpkin Trio Free Crochet Pattern Image Medium Pumpkin Side View

Materials you will need:

Abbreviations used in the autumn pumpkin decoration free crochet pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
hk – hook
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
fhdc – foundation half double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
fphdc – front post half double crochet
FLO – front loop only
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times
[…] – number of stitches in row/round

Autumn Pumpkin Trio Free Crochet Pattern Image of Stacked Pumpkins

The Pattern

Notes:

  • The pumpkin is worked by creating a long rectangle of turning rows, seaming the rectangle into a tube and cinching the top and bottom closed
  • Chain 1 and turn at the end of every row. The turning chain does not count as a stitch.

Leave a long starting tail before your slip knot. The tail will be used to cinch the pumpkin closed.

Row 1: fhdc 10 for small (M: 20, L: 30)

Row 2: fphdc across

Row 3: FLO hdc across

Row 4: 3rd loop only hdc across

Row 5-16 (M:5-20, L:5-24): repeat rows 1-4, for a total of 4 sections for the small pumpkin, 5 sections for the medium, and 6 sections for the large. Each section consists of 4 rows. Note, that as you crochet the repeat rows, row “1” will be a row of standard hdc, versus the foundation hdc you did for the first row to start the pumpkin.

Autumn Pumpkin Trio Free Crochet Pattern Image of Large Pumpkin Birdseye View

LEAF ON LARGE PUMPKIN:

Row 1: ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hk, dc in 3rd ch from hk,

tc in 4th ch from hk, dc in 5th ch from hk, sc in last ch. Fasten off.

SEAM THE RECTANGLE INTO A TUBE:

You now have a long rectangle. The right side is the one with the ridges that were created by the front post stitches. Bring the short sides together, with the wrong side facing out. Sl st along the edge through both stitches of both ends. Still with the wrong side out, use a tapestry needle and weave the yarn end in and out along the edge of the tube. Only pick up a single loop as you weave through, or else there will be too much material when you cinch the tube closed. Cinch tightly and secure with a few stitches. This is the bottom of the pumpkin.

Flip the tube right side out. Using a tapestry needle and a yarn tail, weave the end in and out along the edge of the tube. Just as you did with the bottom, only pick up a single loop as you weave through, or else there will be too much material when you cinch the tube closed. Stuff the pumpkin and cinch closed, leaving enough of a gap to insert your stem of choice. Tie off, but leave a long tail for shaping.

Autumn Pumpkin Trio Free Crochet Pattern Image Small Pumpkin Birdseye

SHAPE THE PUMPKIN

Using a long piece of yarn, bring the yarn from top to bottom along the outside, in between row 2 and 3 (or any line between a fpdc and FLO hdc row). Thread the needle through the bottom of the pumpkin and pull tightly to create a wedge. Secure the yarn on the bottom and continue the process of creating the wedges like this all the way around. The large pumpkin has 6 sections, the medium has 5 sections and the small has 4 sections. Secure and tie off the yarn and pull to the inside. Put in your stems of choice! Enjoy!

I would love to see your finished pumpkins! Post pics on Instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook to share!

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Did you love this autumn pumpkin decoration free crochet pattern? Want more free house & home crochet patterns? Check these out!

Alpine Bath Loofah Free Crochet Pattern Main Image

Loofah Free Crochet Pattern – the Alpine Bath Collection

Add a little luxury spa to your bath with this handmade crochet loofah. Made with 100% organic cotton, this washable shower pouf is the perfect balance between gentle exfoliation from the texture and soft cleansing from the super soft cotton fiber. This loofah also makes a great gift individually or as part of the complete Alpine Bath Spa Set. The printable Loofah free crochet pattern can be downloaded from the Resource Library here.

Alpine Bath Loofah Free Crochet Pattern Pinterest Pin

One of the things I love about this loofah is the perfect texture. The super soft organic cotton is made up into a scrunchy fabric that’s perfect for gentle exfoliation and washing. Plus, since it’s 100% cotton, you can simply machine wash and dry!

The Alpine Bath Loofah pattern is also available for instant download from my Etsy shop.

Alpine Bath Loofah Free Crochet Pattern Preview Image

This loofah pattern is part of the complete Alpine Bath Spa Set which includes 4 crocheted bath items that make a perfect gift for yourself or someone you love! The spa set includes patterns for soap saver, loofah shower pouf, washcloth and face scrubbies with a basket to hold them in. You can find the Alpine Bath Spa Set pattern bundle here.

Materials you will need for the Alpine Bath Loofah Free Crochet Pattern:

Rico Essentials Organic Cotton Aran | 100% organic cotton
4.50 mm crochet hook
– Tapestry needle
Scissors
– Stitch markers

Skills & Pattern Abbreviations:


ch (chain)
st (stitch)
hk (hook)
sl st (slip stitch)
dc (double crochet)
inc (increase)
(…)x (repeat instructions indicated number of times)
[…] total number of stitches in round

Get the full printable pattern for the loofah here!

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This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. If you purchase materials through these links I earn a small commission which helps support my small business and allows me to continue to create free patterns for you! So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!

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Jellyfish Free Crochet Pattern – Jag the Sea Nettle

I grew up on the Pacific Ocean, so all things ocean and sea creatures are part of my soul. My son, although being raised inland, has the same fascination as I do. “Please make me a jellyfish next” he asked me. “ABSOLUTELY!” I replied, without a moment’s hesitation. I love it when he chooses things that I know I will love just as much as he does. And when I looked at the jellyfish upon completion, I knew it was just what we were looking for – charming, adorable, AND realistic. Then, when my son named her Jag, I fell in love. Her name couldn’t be more perfect. I hope you love this Jag the Jellyfish free crochet pattern as much as we do!

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Jag’s inspiration comes from the Pacific Sea Nettle – one of the commonly found types of jellyfish found in the Pacific Ocean. Sea Nettles are also found in the Atlantic Ocean (Atlantic Sea Nettle). Sea Nettles have a distinct fat arm (commonly mis-identified as a tentacle) dangling down in between a plethora of skinny tentacles that adorn the margin of their bell. I always try to find a balance between an inviting character and a realistic interpretation of the major identifying features of the animal. I really think I hit that mark with this jellyfish free crochet pattern. I hope you agree!

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General Notes:

This jellyfish free crochet pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart right here in my Resource Library. I recommend giving the pattern a read-through before you begin so you can visualize the big picture and consider any specific notes for help along the way! The printable pattern in my Etsy shop comes with LOTS of in-the-making photos for each step of the way as well.

Size & Gauge:

Size: Jag will end up being 21″ from top of head to tip of tentacle.

Gauge: 4”x4” of single crochet = 28 stitches x 30 rows. Ultimately with toys, gauge doesn’t matter. It won’t have to fit someone’s body or a specific space. My patterns will include the size of the finished toy based on the yarn and hook I use. But if you want it smaller or bigger, just use a bigger yarn and hook! Just remember, when crocheting toys, crochet tightly and choose a hook one size smaller than the yarn size recommends in order to avoid holes between each stitch where the stuffing will show through.

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Yarn & Stuffing:

Yarn: Take your choice of yarn! Choose colors that bring you joy and fibers that feel good between your fingers. I use 100% organic cotton yarn because I make these toys for my kids and need them to be functional. Cotton is natural, washable, soft, and relatively inflexible so the toys don’t stretch and sag – even after being thrown across the house, down the stairs and adventured through every part of the garden!

It’s very important for me to use only sustainable and eco-friendly yarn so I feel good about the impact I’m making on the environment with my craft. This is why I choose organic cotton versus conventional cotton.

Stuffing: Stuff more than you think you should. Not enough for the stitches to stretch and show holes, but enough to make the toy stiff and able to withstand the rough trials of toy life. The filling will compress a bit over time. I encourage you to use an alternative to poly-fill (unless it’s recycled!). Try using leftover yarn scraps and snippets or old non-donate-able clothes and materials cut into strips.

The Legal Stuff:

This pattern or parts of it may not be reproduced, sold, distributed or translated without authorization. You can sell your finished items provided that you credit Off the Beaten Hook as the designer. Thank you for your respectfulness!

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Materials you will need:

Abbreviations used in the narwhal free crochet pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
hk – hook
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
fsc – foundation single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tc – treble crochet
inc – increase
dec – decrease
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times
[…] – number of stitches in row/round

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The Pattern

Notes:

  • Jag is worked from the bell (head) down
  • The bell and the tentacles are all worked in one piece. The big center arm is worked separately and sewn on.
  • Round 12 & round 24 call for a “long single crochet”. Here are the “Long single crochet” instructions. You can also reference PHOTOS 02-05 (in the printable pattern): complete a single crochet, but rather than inserting your hook into the next st of the current row, you will insert your hook into the stitch a few rows immediately below the stitch and complete the single crochet over top the next one of the row (3 or 4 rows below as specified in the pattern below)

BELL:

Start with light blue yarn

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 10: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x6 [60]

Rnd 11: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x6 [66]

Switch to dark blue yarn

Rnd 12: (long sc in next st skipping 3 rows, sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x6 [72]

Rnd 13: (sc in next 11 st, inc in next st) x6 [78]

Rnd 14: (sc in next 12 st, inc in next st) x6 [84]

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Switch to yellow yarn

Rnd 15-16: sc in each st around [84]

Switch to light blue yarn

Rnd 17-23: sc in each st around.

Switch to yellow yarn

Rnd 24: (sc in next 5, long sc in next st skipping 4 rows) x14 [84]

Rnd 25: sc in each st around [84]

Rnd 26: (sc in next 12 st, dec in next st) x6 [78]

Rnd 27: (sc in next 11 st, dec in next st) x6 [72]

Rnd 28: FLO (sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st) x9 [72]

Switch to dark blue yarn (do not snip yellow – you will pick it up again in round 29)

Rnd 29: (sc in the next 7, sl st in the next st) x9 [72]

Invisible fasten and bring yarn to inside: Remove your hook from the loop and insert it back to front (inside to outside) through the next stitch, grap your loop and pull it to the inside. Snip the blue, and pull the yarn end through the loop and pull tightly to close. SEE “INVISIBLE FASTEN” (in the printable pattern)

Switch back to yellow: pick up yellow where you left off after round 28. For round 30, You’ll be working in the BACK LOOP ONLY of round 28 – the loop that you didn’t use when you were working in the FRONT LOOP ONLY during round 28.

Rnd 30: BLO of Rnd 28 (sc in the next 10, dec in the next st) x6 [66]

Insert safety eyes between rounds 25 & 26, spaced apart by 15 stitches. Embroider on 3 eyelashes for each eye branching out from the top corners of the eyes.

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TENTACLES

Rnd 31: (sc in the next st, ch 100, sl st in each back bump down the chain back to the head, sc in the next 4 st, ch 100, sl st in each back bump down the chain back to the head, sc in the next 4 st, dec in the next st) x6 [60]

Switch to light blue yarn

Rnd 32: (sc in next 8 st, dec in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 33: (sc in next 7 st, dec in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 34: (sc in next 6 st, dec in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 35: (sc in next 5 st, dec in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 36: (sc in next 4 st, dec in next st) x6 [30]

Start to stuff head

Rnd 37: (sc in next 3 st, dec in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 38: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x6 [18]

Finish stuffing head

Rnd 39: (sc in next st, dec in next st) x6 [12]

Rnd 40:(sc in the next st, dec in the next st) x6 [6]

Snip, leaving a tail. Using a tapestry needle and the yarn tail, weave the yarn through the front loop of each of the remaining 6 stitches and pull tightly to close.

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CENTER ARM:

Begin with light blue yarn

Row 1: FDC 75, ch 1, turn [75]

Row 2: 3 sc in the next 30 st, 3 hdc in the next 25 st, 3 dc in the next 20 st, ch 1, turn [225]

Row 3: 3 dc in the next 50 st, 3 hdc in the next 35 st, 2 sc in the next 140 (rest of row), ch 1, turn [535]

Switch to dark blue yarn

Row 4 (contrast border): sc in the next 100 st, switch to light blue yarn, 2 hdc in the next 40, 2 dc in the next 395 (to end of row), ch 1, turn [970]

Switch back to dark blue yarn

Row 5: sc in each st until you meet back up with the row of dark blue you made in Row 4

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Just one more step and you’ll have completed this jellyfish free crochet pattern!

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ATTACH THE ARM:

Using a tapestry needle and a length of light blue yarn, sew the arm onto the center of the underside of the bell of the jellyfish. You’ll want to weave the yarn in and out several times in order to secure part of the arm to the underside of the jellyfish. The arm is heavy and if you don’t secure it well, it will dangle precariously.

You’ll use a short section of the fattest part of the arm and sew it up under the jellyfish. Pull the yarn to the inside.

You did it! Stop and admire your skilllz!

I would love to see your completed jellyfish. Please post pictures on instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook. Cheers!

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