Free Pattern Friday - Popcorn Flowers


Another crochet flower pattern! Can you tell I'm anxious for spring??
 

Popcorn Flowers

 
Special Stitch
Popcorn - 5dc in same stitch. After making 5th dc, take hook out of st and insert hook into the top of the 1st dc from the front and (from the back of the flower) grab the empty loop (from the top of the 5th dc) and pull thru.
 

Row 1: Make a Magic Ring. In the ring, ch 1, 6 sc. sl st to the ch 1 and pull ring tight.
 
Row 2. Ch 3.Make a popcorn stitch and ch1 in each sc. Sl st to bottom of ch 3 at the back of the flower.
 
You can change the size of the flower by changing the size of the yarn you use
and/or the hook size.
 
What's your favorite flower pattern?
 
Happy Flower Making! Angela

Sweet Pea Woven Vest


After a few weeks of working on this pattern, I have finally finished this infant/toddler vest using a woven stitch. This stitch adds a dressy touch to a simple vest. The crochet pattern for this adorable child's vest in sizes 6, 12, 18, 24 months is available on my Etsy and Ravelry Shops - Little Monkey Shop.

Valentine's Day Heart Basket


Need a quick project to make up gifts for Valentine's Day? Here's an idea.




Perfect Valentine's Day accent for your counter top, coffee table, or any other place that needs some love!



This crochet pattern creates an adorable medium size heart basket using a double strand of cotton yarn.

The basket measures 5" across at its widest point and 3" tall.

These baskets would make a lovely Valentine's Day gift - for yourself or someone you love.



The basket holds about 3/4ths of a bag of Hershey Kisses. Perfect for a teacher's or co-worker's desk.

To make this heart basket you will need:

2 balls of Cotton yarn
Hook:K

I have used several different colors of cotton yarn together to create my heart baskets. This is a good pattern for using up your scrap pieces as each heart basket doesn't take much yarn and each can be a different color.



SKILL LEVEL:
Beginner/Intermediate

The Pattern and finished baskets can be found on Little Monkey Shop's Etsy shop or Ravelry shop.


Free Pattern Friday - Crochet Flowers from the Allicraft Blog


A friend of mine recently asked me to make some flower hair clips for her grand-daughter. I went straight to this No-Sew Rose pattern by blogger Alli at  Allicrafts.

 I've made this pattern probably a hundred times and love it. It works up quickly and is so versatile.

You can change the size of the flower by: changing the size of yarn or size of your hook.

In the picture above, the pink flower is made with crochet thread and a D hook.

The yellow flower is made with I Love Cotton yarn and a H hook.

The cream flower is made with Red Heart So Soft yarn and a J hook.

You can do so much with these flowers - add them to a hat, a scarf, a hair clip.

At my teenage son's request, I have made a few flower lapel pins with this flower pattern, changing it a bit so that it lays flat against the jacket's lapel.

I'd love to see the flowers you create. Please post pictures in the comments if you try this pattern. Make sure to include the type of yarn and hook size.

Happy Friday! Angela

Valentine's Day Heart Garland

  

It's never too early to get started on your Valentine's Day decorations.
 
Find directions for making this adorable heart garland here.
 
 
 

Boot Cuffs to Keep Your Legs Warm this Winter

 


 
Named after my oldest daughter, these boot cuffs have been a popular item this winter.

The Hannah crocheted boot cuffs will add the perfect detail to any fall or winter outfit. Boot cuffs are warm, fun and quite fashionable! They keep your legs warm by filling that gap between your jeans/tights/leggings and boots. Stylish with a skirt or dress too!

Check them out on my Etsy shop - pattern and finished boot cuffs.

 
 
 
 

Welcome to the Little Monkey Shop Blog


When the school time is over and chores for the day are done, I like to focus on other creative ambitions. My passions are to crochet and sew. I am sharing my patterns here on the blog in hopes of inspiring others to pick up a crochet hook or pull out the sewing machine.

Several years ago I created my Etsy shop Little Monkey Shop to sell my crochet creations. I now also sell my crochet patterns on my shop.

If you are addicted to crocheting or just love considering new craft projects, follow me on my blog as I grow my crocheting addiction and create new patterns to share.

Happy Hooking!