Sunday, July 26, 2015

5 Crochet Patterns for Girls Dresses

Every little girl needs a fun, crocheted dress!
These dresses are beautiful, quick to stitch, and fun to wear!
Click the links to view each pattern.  Enjoy!

#1.  Kindergarten Dress (free) by Ball Hank n' Skein
Add a simple yoke to a fun fabric skirt.  Easy Peasy!

#2.  Pretty Pleated Yoke Dress by Holland Designs
This simple dress has a lovely pleated bodice!

#3.  Tiered Sundress by Ball Hank n' Skein
Whip up this easy dress in your little one's favorite colors!

#4.  Bermuda Bliss Dress (free) from Annoo Crochet
This dress is for girls' size 7, and includes a full photo tutorial!

#5.  Crochet Tiered Dress by Mon Petit Violon
You can pair this lacy dress with a tee or wear it as a tunic!

Happy Crocheting!
❤ Danyel

Sunday, July 19, 2015

5 Crochet Patterns for Tunics

Sleeveless Tunics make gorgeous layering pieces!
I really need to add one of these beautiful tunics to my wardrobe soon!
Click the links to view each pattern.  Enjoy!

#1.  Cool Summer Tunic by Accessorise
This top is simple, yet flattering!

#2.  Sarrato Cotton Vest (free) from Pierrot Yarns
This top has a lovely, modest neckline!

#3.  Jordan Sleeveless Pineapple Top by Vicky Chan
This award-winning tank is elegant and perfect for summer!

#4.  Summer Tunic (free) from Lion Brand
This cool, cotton top is a great project for beginners!

#5.  You Tunic Me On (free) by Vickie Howell
This beautiful top includes sizing through 4/5X!

Happy Crocheting!
❤ Danyel

Thursday, July 16, 2015


I haven't done yoga in years... I really should get back into it.  Anyway... I used to tie an old necktie around my mat so it wouldn't roll around in the trunk of my car. I designed this tote in 2009, and it worked really well!  If you can make a granny square, you can make this tote! It's very easy and quite handy! Grab your favorite worsted weight yarn, and whip one up in a few hours!

Yarn:  1 skein (approx. 250 yds) of worsted weight acrylic.  Sample shown in Red Heart Super Saver.

Materials:  I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook, stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

Size:  24" long. One size fits most standard yoga mats.

Gauge:  Not critical to this project.

Difficulty:  Easy

Stitch Guide:  ch - chain, dc - double crochet, st(s) - stitches

  1. A ch-3 at the beginning of a Round/Row counts as a dc.
  2. The bag and strap will stretch slightly with the weight of the mat, so even if you stitch tightly, the bag will still work out fine.
  3. When whip stitching the strap to the bag, stitch 2-3 times, or double up your yarn for a good, sturdy seam.


Start with magic ring OR use ch 4/join.
Round 1:  Ch 3, 11 dc in ring, join with sl st to 1st dc -- 12 dc.
Round 2:  Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join -- 24 dc.
Round 3:  Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st] around, join -- 36 dc.
Round 4:  Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, [dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st] around, join -- 48 dc.
* The diameter of the circle should be just about 5”.
Round 5:  Ch 3, dc in each st around, join -- 48 dc.
Round 6:  Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st, [dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st] around, join -- 12 groups of 3 dc.  (Mark beginning of Round 6 with stitch marker. This is where you will attach your strap.  Do not move marker.)
Round 7:  Sl st over to next ch-1 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, ch 1, [3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] around, join with sl st to top of ch-3 -- 12 groups of 3 dc and 12 ch-1 spaces.
Rounds 8 – 47:  Repeat Round 7.
* Tote should measure 24" long at this point.  Add or decrease Rounds as needed.
Round 48:  Ch 2, dc in each st around, join and fasten off.

Leaving a 10" starting tail, ch 8.
Row 1:  Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across -- 6 dc.
Row 2:  Ch 2 (not a st), turn, dc in each dc across -- 6 dc.
Repeat Row 2 until strap measures 27" long.  Fasten off, leaving a 10" tail.

Using starting tail, whip stitch 1st end of strap to sts between Rounds 5 and 6 (at stitch marker).
Follow the groups of stitches up toward top of bag (so that strap ends are aligned), and whip stitch other end of strap to sts between Rounds 47 and 48.
Be sure to sew ends on securely (see note #3) and fasten off with a slip knot.  Weave in all ends.

Other Suggestions:

  1. Bag can be made using your favorite cotton yarn.
  2. Change colors every 2-4 rounds to create a striped bag.
  3. Work Round 48 in a shell pattern for a lovely, scalloped edging.

 © 2009/2015 Danyel Pink.  You may sell what you make, but please credit Danyel Pink Designs for the pattern. You may NOT resell the pattern, distribute it in any form, post it elsewhere online, or alter it to claim it as your own. Please provide a link back to my blog instead.  Contact me with any questions or for pattern support.

Happy Crocheting!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

5 Crochet Patterns for Christmas

Merry Christmas in July!
Get a head start on your holiday gifts and decor!
Click the links to view each pattern.  Enjoy!

#1.  Snowflake Sugar Cookie Scarf by Twinkie Chan
This scarf is super adorable & would make a great gift!

#2.  Christmas Trees by Planet June
The pattern includes lots of notes for customizing these fun decorations!

#3.  Dylan Christmas Stocking by Sincerely Pam
Whip one up for the whole family in their favorite colors!

#4.  Shelf Elf Hat & Scarf (free) by Danyel Pink Designs
Dress up your holiday helper with a fun new hat and scarf set!

#5.  Christmas Star (free) by A la Sascha
These star ornaments would make great gift toppers!

Happy Crocheting!
❤ Danyel

Sunday, July 5, 2015

5 Crochet Patterns for Tote Bags

Tote Bags are the Best!
Quick to make & eco-friendly... take one with you anywhere you go!
Click the links to view each pattern.  Enjoy!

#1.  Plum Tote Bag by Luz Patterns
This tote uses fun spike stitches to make it gorgeous & sturdy!

#2.  Chasing Chevrons Tote by A Crocheted Simplicity
Use any of your favorite colors to create this stunning bag!

#3.  Summer Fun Bag (free) by The Stitchin' Mommy
This great open weave design is great for trips to the beach or pool!

#4.  Wrapped Ombre Tote Bag (free) by Moogly
Use up your scraps to create this awesome, striped bag!

#5.  Satchel Styled Plarn Tote (free) by My Recycled Bags
No one will believe this amazing tote is made out of old plastic bags!

Happy Crocheting!
❤ Danyel