Nov 24

Free Crochet Pattern for Toddler Mittens – Monster Mittens

Free Crochet Pattern for Toddler Mittens – Monster Mittens

 Free crochet pattern Monster mittens - toddler mittens

I hear from a lot of parents, grandparents and caregivers that it is very difficult to find gloves and mittens that will fit most toddlers.  And it’s even harder to find mittens that toddlers actually want to wear!  I originally created these mittens for my niece and nephew.  My nephew was 13 month old at the time and was completely mesmerized by the eyes on his mittens. Mittens still fit and look great a year later! (I just checked last weekend)

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Adjustable ring
  • Basic stitches (chain, slip stitches, single crochet and double crochet)
  • Simple color changes (stripes)
  • Post Stitches

 

SIZE

To fit average 1-2 (3-5) year olds.

Finished measurements: 3.5 (4.5)” long, 4.5 (5)” circumference.

 

MATERIALS

Yarn: Worsted weight in 2 colors (MC1 and MC2). Samples shown were made using Caron Simply Soft.

Hook:  US size G (4.25 mm).

Felt (white and black) for eyes.

 

NOTIONS: Yarn needle, stitch markers (optional, but helpful).

 

GAUGE: Approximately 5 sts and 4.5 rows = 1″ in hdc.

 

Notes: Both mittens are made the same way. Flatten mittens with thumbs on opposite sides to form left and right mitten.

 

PATTERN

Mitten

RND 1: With MC1 make an adjustable ring, 9 hdc in the ring, pull tail to tighten the ring – 9 sts.

RND 2: 2 hdc in each st around – 18 sts.

RND 3: [Hdc in next 5 (2) sts, 2 hdc in next st] – 21 (24) sts.

RND 4: Hdc in each st around.

Repeat rnd 4 – 1 (3) more times.

RND 6 (8): Hdc in each st to last 2 sts, sc in next st, sl st in next st.

RND 7 (9): With MC2, sl st in next st, sc in next st, hdc in each st across.

RND 8 (10-11): Hdc in each st around.

RND 9 (12) (thumb opening): Ch 3, skip next 3 sts, hdc in each st around.

RND 10-11 (13-14): Hdc in each st around.

RND 12 (15): Hdc in each st to last 2 sts, sc in next st, sl st in next st.

 

Cuff

For 1-2 year old size RND 1: Ch 2, [BPdc in next st, FPdc in next st] around, sl st on top of ch-2.

For 3-5 year old size RND 1: Ch 2, FPdc in next st, [BPdc in next st, FPdc in next st] around, sl st on top of ch-2.

Repeat rnd 1 – 4 (5) more times.

Fasten off.

 

Finishing

Cut out circles for eyes out of felt and sew them to the front of the mittens. Use picture as a guide. Large eye ball circle is about 1″ in diameter, small eye ball circle is about ½” in diameter, pupils ¾”.

Nov 19

Free Crochet Patterns – Quick Crochet Gifts Collection

Quick Crochet Gifts

 

With the holidays approaching fast it might seam like there is not enough time to crochet a gift for someone special.  Don’t despair!  There is still time!  I have searched far and low to compile this list of free quick easy crochet patterns that will make a great gift.  Most of them require only 200 yds of yarn or less.  Some pattern on the list require more, but they are so super fabulous that I just could not resist.  I hope you enjoy crocheting them!

Hats

1. Ups and Downs Crochet Slouchy Beanie by Tamara Kelly  (shown above)
Tamara from Moogly created an absolutely stunning and clever slouchy hat.
Yarn: Worsted
http://www.mooglyblog.com/ups-and-downs-crochet-slouchy-beanie/

2. Brain Waves Beanie by Liz McQueen (shown above)
Crochet patterns for men that most men actually want to wear are hard to find. This hat pattern fits the bill perfectly.
Yarn: Worsted
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/brain-waves-beanie

Free Crochet Pattern for Men's Hat by Anastasia Popova

Free Crochet Pattern for Men’s Hat by Anastasia Popova

3. Free Crochet Pattern for Men’s Hat by Anastasia Popova
This is another winner for quick free men crochet pattern.
Yarn: Worsted (2 strand held together) or bulky
http://www.anastasiapopova.com/2010/03/free-crochet-pattern-for-mens-hat/

4. Woolly Owl Hat by Kat Goldin (shown above)
Simply adorable!
Yarn: Super Bulky
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/woolly-owl-hat

5. Little Sister by Linda Permann (shown above)

Yarn: DK
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-sister

6. Crochet Shark Hat bySarah Zimmerman (shown above)
Yarn: Aran
http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2013/08/crochet-shark-hat-pattern.html

7. Urban Shells Beanie by Katherine Crombie (shown above)
Yarn: DK
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/urban-shells-beanie


8. Monkey Hat by Tara Murray
Yarn: Worsted
http://mamachee.com/2010/12/06/free-crochet-pattern-monkey-hat/

 

 

Slippers

1. 121-14 Slippers in “Eskimo” by Drops design
Yarn: Super bulky
http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/us/pattern.php?id=4790&lang=us#pattern_content

2. Mary Jane Slippers by Lisa Gutierrez (shown above)
Yarn: Worsted
http://goodknits.com/blog/mary-jane-slippers/

3. Little Dot May Janes by Bethany Dearden (shown above)
Yarn: Worsted
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-dot-mary-janes

 

 

Scarves/Cowls

1. 30 Minute Cowl by Nichole Cupp
Yarn: Super Bulky
http://illhookyouup.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-30-minute-cowl-free-crochet-pattern.html

2. Chi-Town Crochet Cowl by Kathy Kelly (shown above)
Yarn: Worsted
http://crochetbird.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/chi-town-crochet-cowl/

3. 3 Button Crochet Cowl by Maria McClung
Yarn: Super Bulky
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/3-button-crochet-cowl-2

4. One Good Turn by Ali Green (shown above)
Yarn: Aran
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/one-good-turn

5. Chunky Bow Scarf by Lindsay Haynie
Yarn: Super Bulky
http://www.lovecityblog.com/2012/11/crochet-love-chunky-bow-scarf.html#.VE7zJiLF_84

6. Foxy Infinity Scarf by Unfuzzy Boutique (shown above)
Yarn: Worsted
http://www.bustingstitches.com/2013/04/foxy-infinity-scarf.html

7. Mobius Shawl Pattern 101312 by Lots of Crochet Stitches
Yarn: Worsted
http://lotsofcrochetstitches.blogspot.com/2012/10/mobius-shawl-pattern-101312.html

8. All Season Crochet Cowl by Tracy Braybrook
Yarn: Bulky
http://edenreborn.com/crochet/crochet-cowl-free-pattern-for-all-seasons/

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9. The Fastest Cowl by Anastasia Popova
Yarn: Bulky
http://www.anastasiapopova.com/2011/01/the-fastest-cowl/

Toys and other Little Things

1. Crochet Giraffe by Emma Dent
Yarn: Worsted
http://ilovebuttonsbyemma.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/crochet-giraffe-pattern.html

2. Funny bunny by Mari-Liis Lille
Yarn: DK
http://lilleliis.com/free-patterns/funny-bunny/

3. Cedar Lodge Wreath Ornament by Marie Reyes
Yarn: Worsted
http://canada.michaels.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-MichaelsCanada-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=C_31063

4. Owl Key Chain Pattern by Yarn Artists
Yarn: Aran
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/owl-key-chain-pattern

5. Owl Pouch by ChiWei Ranck
Yarn: Worsted weight
http://www.1dogwoof.com/2013/08/crochet-owl-pouch-with-pattern.html

6. Crochet Hobo Bag by Dao Lam (shown above)
Yarn: Chunky
http://shortylamcrochet.blogspot.com/2006/11/nordstrom-hobo-bag.html

free crochet baby mittens pattern
7. Baby Brie Mittens by Anastasia Popova
Yarn: Worsted
http://www.anastasiapopova.com/2011/02/free-crochet-pattern-for-baby-mittens/

 

Nov 17

Crochet Classes at Hobby Lobby, Lawrenceville NJ

I am super excited to announce that I am now teaching crochet classes at Hobby Lobby in Lawrenceville, NJ!!   I am looking forward to growing this partnership!  I absolutely lobe this store, the yarns and other products, great staff and atmosphere.  Since Hobby Lobby opened in our area I have been a visiting it almost every week (rarely leaving empty handed ;)), and one day just asked to talk to someone about teaching classes there.  And few weeks later, I have classes listed on their schedule and I hope you would join me there :).

3360 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

So far we have two classes on the calendar:

Open Project Crochet Class

Must have basic crochet skills

Dates: Nov 6, 20, Dec 4, 11, Feb 19, 26

Time: 6.15-7.45pm

$15 per session

Join published crochet designer Anastasia Popova to work on any crochet project of your choice. Make last minute holiday gifts and learn new skills and techniques.

Registration is preferred, please let me know by email anastasia@crochetnj.com that you plan on coming.

 

Learn to Crochet

In this class, students will learn everything they need to know to start crocheting. No prior experience is required. To practice and reinforce the technique, students will make a variety of simple yet fabulous projects.
Materials for the first class will be provided.

Register by Dec 21st and receive $10 Hobby Lobby gift card

Dates: Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12

Time: 6.30-7.45pm

$65 for 4 sessions

Payment is required to reserve your spot.




Oct 01

Crochet Classes Central NJ – October, November, December Schedule

Crochet Classes Central NJ for October, November, December 2014.

Sign up to our newsletter to get notified about new crochet classes in Central NJ. Send email to anastasia@crochetnj.com with subject: Crochet Classes Newsletter.

Open Project Crochet Class

7-8.30pm
Wednesday, October 15
Thursday, October 23
Wednesday, October 29
Wednesday, November 5
Wednesday, November 19
$15 per session
822 Executive Dr, Princeton NJ 08540 (Office of Maks Financial Services).

Bring any project of your choice to work on. Do you need help starting a new project, finishing a WIP (work in progress), some ideas to go on? Come on in, I’ll help you!

Requirements: Basic crochet knowledge is required for Open Project Classes.
Registration required  (please contact instructor by email anastasia@crochetnj.com).

 

Complete Course to Beginning Crochet

6 sessions. $90. Mondays 6.30-8pm, November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 8, 15.
822 Executive Dr, Princeton NJ 08540 (Office of Maks Financial Services).

In this class, students will learn everything they need to know to start crocheting. No prior experience is required. Students will learn how to hold hook, importance of gauge, what hook goes with what yarn, and how to read information on a yarn ball band and crochet patterns. Students will be proficient at making all the main stitches. They will learn how to increase, decrease, crochet flat and in the round and change colors. To practice and reinforce the technique, students will make a variety of simple yet fabulous project: a gift card cozy, fingerless mitts or a cozy, a simple hat, a scarf or blanket or cowl.
To bring: Materials for first class will be provided.

Payment is required to reserve your spot.



Sign up by Oct 21 and receive 4 Open Project Crochet Classes FREE ($60 value!).

Jan 19

Crochet Classes Central NJ – January, February and March Schedule

Sign up to our newsletter to get notified about new crochet classes. Send email to anastasia@crochetnj.com with subject: Crochet Classes Newsletter.

Crochet Classes Central NJ for January, February and March 2014.

Click on the title to see details.

Open Project Crochet Class

Thursdays 6.30-8pm, January 23, February 6, 20, March 6, 20, April 3.
822 Executive Dr, Princeton NJ 08540 (Office of Maks Financial Services).

Bring any project of your choice to work on. Do you need help starting a new project, finishing a WIP (work in progress), some ideas to go on? Come on in, I’ll help you!

Requirements: Basic crochet knowledge is required for Open Project Classes.
Registration required  (please contact instructor by email anastasia@crochetnj.com).

 

Complete Course to Beginning Crochet

6 sessions. $90. Wednesdays 6.30-8pm, February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19.
822 Executive Dr, Princeton NJ 08540 (Office of Maks Financial Services).

In this class, students will learn everything they need to know to start crocheting. No prior experience is required. Students will learn how to hold hook, importance of gauge, what hook goes with what yarn, and how to read information on a yarn ball band and crochet patterns. Students will be proficient at making all the main stitches. They will learn how to increase, decrease, crochet flat and in the round and change colors. To practice and reinforce the technique, students will make a variety of simple yet fabulous project: a gift card cozy, fingerless mitts or a cozy, a simple hat, a scarf or blanket or cowl.
To bring: Materials for first class will be provided.

Payment is required to reserve your spot.



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Woolbearers

Woolbearers
90 High Street
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
609-914-0003
www.woolbearers.com

Registration is required, call the store.

Beginning Crochet

4 Sessions. Sundays 11-12.30pm, January 26, February 2, 9, 16.

Tunisian Crochet

4 Sessions. Sundays 1-2.30pm, January 26, February 2, 9, 16.

Advanced Beginning Crochet

4 Sessions. Sundays 11-12.30pm, March 2, 9, 16, 23.

Intro to Crochet Socks

1 Session. Sundays 1-4pm, March 2.

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West Windsor Art Center

Register here

Feb 17

Crochet Classes – March and April Schedule

Sign up to our newsletter to get notified about new crochet classes.Send email to anastasia@crochetnj.com with subject: Crochet Classes Newsletter.

Crochet Classes for March and April 2013.

Click on the title to see details.

Open Project Crochet Class

Wednesdays 6.30-8pm , March 6, 20, April 3, 17.
822 Executive Dr, Princeton NJ 08540 (Office of Maks Financial Services).

Registration required  (please contact instructor by email anastasia@crochetnj.com).

Complete Course to Beginning Crochet

6 sessions. Thursdays 7-8.30pm, March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18 (April 25, Make up Class)
822 Executive Dr, Princeton NJ 08540 (Office of Maks Financial Services).

Payment is required to reserve your spot.


 

Crochet for Advanced Beginners

4 sessions. Saturdays 10-11.30am, March 23, April 6, 13, 20.
Wool Bearers 90 High Street, Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
609-914-0003

Registration is required, call the store.

Mar 27

April, May Crochet Classes

If you took a crochet class with me ANYWHERE before, you will receive a very special goody when you register for any of the classes listed below! This is my way to say thank you for supporting me :).

Crochet classes at the Executive Drive

822 Executive Dr., Princeton, NJ

OPEN PROJECT CLASSES

We meet every other Wednesday night, March 28, April 11, 25, May 16. Please let me know that you are coming by emailing me at anastasia@crochetnj.com so that I can prepare to accommodate you better and bring any necessary materials.
Starting in April, classes will run 6.30-8pm.

Bring a project of your choice to work on. Do you need help starting a new project, finishing a WIP (work in progress),  or some fresh ideas for something new to work on?

A new twist to Open Project classes: to celebrate Spring and Summer seasons, part of each class will be devoted to learning to crocheting flowers. With a new flower each week, soon you can collect your very own bouquet ;). Additionally, during each class, students will have the opportunity to learn new fancy stitch. You are welcome to join in on the learning or to work on your own project.

INTRO TO CROCHET
for the first time ever taught by Hannah and Anastasia
Sundays, May 6 and 20; 11.30 am-1.30 pm.

Let us introduce you to the wonderful world of crocheting! Crochet is as hot as it’s ever been!!!
This class is designed for complete beginners. You will learn most of the basic stitches. We will talk about gauge, what hook goes with which yarn, how to read information on a ball band. This is a crash course, to fully benefit from this class students are encouraged to practice at home.
To bring: nothings, all materials will be provided.


Crochet Crash Course (including materials)



CROCHET CABLES

Sundays, May 6 and 20; 2-4 pm.
Cables are not just for knitters anymore. In this class you will learn several different way to make crochet cables. We will also make fingerless mitts with cables to practice your newly acquired skills.
To bring: worsted weight yarn and crochet hook to match.
Requirements: know how to chain, single crochet, double crochet, and how to read written instructions.  Knowledge of post stitches (FPdc, BPdc) is preferred.

Registration closed.

CROCHET FAIR ISLE
Sundays, May 6 and 20; 9 – 11 am.

Contrarily to popular belief fair isle is not just for knitting. The same look can easily be achieved with crochet. Come take this class and learn how two simple stitches create two different textures and looks.
To bring: worsted weight yarn in 3-4 coordinating and crochet hook to match.
Requirements: know how to chain, single crochet

Registration closed.
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Woolbearers

90 High Street
Mt. Holly, NJ  08060
609-914-0003
www.woolbearers.com

CROCHET SOCKS with Anastasia Popova
Learn to crochet these toe-up socks with a cable and an afterthought heel done on a fine gauge yarn.
Saturday, April 14; 10 am – 1 pm
Cost: $35

 

 

 

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West Windsor Art Center

952 Alexander Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

Register here 

 

BEGINNING CROCHET  – Complete Beginner Guide to Crochet
AD-2232 (15-Adult)
Thursdays | 7:30-9:30 pm | April 19-May 24 (6 weeks)
Registration fee: $100 | Materials will be provided for the first class

In this beginner class, students will learn everything they need to know to start crocheting. No prior experience is required. Students will learn how to hold the hook, chain, 4 main stitches, importance of gauge, what hook goes with what yarn, and how to read information on a yarn ball band and crochet patterns. Students will be proficient at making all the main stitches. They will learn how to increase, decrease, crochet flat and in the round and change colors. To practice and reinforce the technique, students will make a variety of simple yet fabulous project: a gift card cozy, a hat, a scarf and others.

CROCHET FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS
AD-2233 (15-Adult)
Mondays | 7:45-9:15 pm | April 16-May 21 (6 weeks)
Registration fee: $100
Requirements: Basic crochet skills (know how to chin, single and double crochet).
Materials: Smooth worsted weight yarn, crochet hook to match, stitch markers, scissors.

Students will work on a series of small crochet projects to take their skills to the next level. Projects include cowls, fingerless mitts, mittens, hats, and flowers. All projects will include various new stitches, combinations of stitches, and new techniques while reinforcing pattern and diagram reading skills. A perfect continuation to the beginning crochet class or a great class to advance your skills.

BEGINNING CROCHET  for KIDS
YH-2210 (ages 8-12)
Mondays | 6:30pm-7:30pm | April 16-June 11 (8 weeks) No class May 28
Registration Fee $100 | Materials $10

Learning to crochet is a significant milestone in child’s lives. It helps children to express their individuality, builds character, enhances self-esteem and confidence, improves their attention span, and prepares them for other tasks that they may face down the road. In this class, boys and girls will learn to master crocheting while working on a series of simple and cool projects: bracelets, little creatures, cases for cell phones or other devices, and fingerless mitts.

DESIGN & CROCHET ACCESSORIES for Teens
TA-2222 (ages 13-17)
Thursdays | 6:30-7:30 | April 19-June 7 (8 weeks)
Registration Fee: $95 | Materials provided for first class

Crocheting is a perfect way to get exactly what you want to wear. It’s also a fun way to relax or hang out with friends and a perfect way to discover the creative “you”. This class will teach you the basics of crocheting and together we will create something small, manageable and fabulous. A few examples of possible projects include hats, skinny scarves, fingerless mitts, leg warmers, and shrugs. Not only will you leave with a finished project, but you’ll have the motivation and the tools to keep crocheting! Learn how to understand and follow pattern instructions, master main crochet stitches, and how to select the perfect yarn for the perfect project

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