5 Women’s Sweaters to Crochet with FREE patterns

It’s still unusually warm here where I live in the Midwest but we’ve had the occasional cold day that has me hopeful that Mother Nature will get the signal that it’s time for cooler weather!ย  In the meantime, I’ve been obsessing over finding the perfect sweater patterns to make for myself. I dug DEEP for these, so I hope that you really enjoy them as much as I do!

Just click on the title of the pattern to be linked to the site ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. The Homebody Sweater by Megmade with Love

I just love this sweater! I’ve finished one and am currently halfway through another one in a different color for myself! It’s seriously so easy and fun to make! Plus, if you’ve never used the Baby Bee yarn, you are in for a real treat! Making this sweater with that yarn has started an obsession with it! I can’t get enough! Oh and did I mention that it’s like ALL half double crochets?!


2. Straight up EASY Vertical Stripe Sweater by Heart Hook Home

AHHH, this one looks SO FUN and it’s worked up vertically so if you use a multi color yarn, the strips come out vertical. And who doesn’t love those big cakes of yarn?! They are so popular right now and for GOOD reason! It’s a combination of single and double crochets but it makes this awesome looking texture. I can’t wait to make this! PS, she also has a handful of other great sweater/pullover patterns that you HAVE to check out! Her site is a gold mine of wearable free patterns!

Straight Up Easy vertical stripe sweater pattern


3. Comfy and Cozy Sweater by Taylor Lynn

Those loose and flowy sweater look soooo comfy and cozy, just like the name! She pretty much had me at “scarfie” yarn! I will have to make a trip to Joann’s to get some of that ASAP! This one also uses very simple stitches and little sewing ๐Ÿ™‚

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4. Mock Cable Pullover by Crochet Kim

This one looks so much like knit I had to read the pattern over just to make sure! This is the most advanced pattern and she even warns that it may cause weeping, haha! Sooooo… if you’re new to crochet, you may want to pick one of the easier patterns. I just love the outcome, so I’m definitely going to have to take this one on when the Christmas list isn’t so long ๐Ÿ™‚

CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern | Mock Cable Pullover @crochetkim


5. Paton’s Boatneck Pullover by Yarnspirations

This one has a video tutorial and would be a GREAT one to start with because of that! Plus, the size goes all the way up to a 4/5 XL it says. The sleeves on this one are crocheted and then attached, which is different than the first 3 but its mostly half double crochets on this one as well!


I’d love to know if you make any of these, or if you have any favorite sweater patterns to crochet! You can tag me over on instagram ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Making!

-Jessica <3

Free Crochet Patterns Perfect for Handmade Baby Shower Gifts – Boy Themed

Hey there! I’ve been wanting to do a roundup for quite some time! Since I was already making a few handmade items for baby showers that I’ll be going to, I figured that I may as well round up my favorites and share with you! This one is for boys! I’m a boymom so these are all things I’d make for my boys too! And some I have!

I’ll link the patterns in the title of each one ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. These AH-dorable bath mitts!

What’s more fun and sweet than giving a baby a bath?! And these fun guys will make it even more special for parent and baby <3 My mom made my oldest son an owl one when he was little and we still have it and use it! I should really whip up a couple more for bath time play!

free pattern

2. Henry’s Baby Blanket

I am absolutely in love with this simple, yet richly textured baby blanket! It’s classic and trendy and very boyish!

Henry's Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern | Free modern baby blanket crochet pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet


3. Racecar “Playnket”

So I know I just gave you a blanket, but this one doubles as a toy! I’ve been a long-time follower of Sarah at www.repeatcrafterme.com and I just love ALL of her stuff!


4. Hoodie

This was such an amazing find!! Ashlea actually has 15 different sizes of this! The possibilities are ENDLESS! I do believe I will be making ALL 3 of my kiddos one of these…. and possibly myself!


5. Granny Square Baby Romper

I just love little rompers on little boys!


6. Baby Moccasinsย 

Meg at megmadewithlove.com has some awesome free patterns and these baby moccasins are no exception! This picture is actually a pair that I made myself and added the little embellishments which was super simple!


7. Boxy Animals

I’ve actually made these animals myself as well! They work up quickly and are a crowd-pleaser for sure! I even stuffed mine with some rice that I sewed into a little pouch to give them more weight to sit up.

8. Plaid Trapper Hat

If you’ve yet to try the plaid crochet craze, NOW is the time! It looks a bit intimidating but you’d be surprised at how effortlessly it comes through!


9. Bernat Hurry Down Pullover

I just made one of these last week for my youngest who turned 10 months. It’s finally cooling off enough that he may be able to wear it before he outgrows it ๐Ÿ˜› It’s been a loooong, HOT summer here in the midwest! Anyways, this pattern was simple and worked up quickly! It’s a new staple for baby shower gifts!


10. Pond Friends Stacking Toy

What’s not to love about this cute toy?! I think my favorite one is the bumble bee!

That wraps up this round up and I hope you found your next baby shower projects! Be sure to pin this for later!!

Happy Hooking!


My First Crocheted Shirt

Cooler mornings and shorter days have me wanting all things Fall and what says Fall MORE than a big, comfy sweater?! I can’t think of many things (Ok, so maybe I CAN think of LOTS of things that make me feel like it’s Fall, but sweaters are a BIG part of that ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Anyways, I first saw this sweater when I happened across Meg’s blog over at megmadewithlove.com and I noticed it in her bio picture and thought, “Oh my gosh, I LOVE that sweater and NEEEEED it” and then later found out that she MADE it and was working on a FREE pattern for it, EEEEKK!!!

You’ve probably noticed I’m like a HUGE fan of Meg’s stuff, but I just cannot help it and I know that you will absolutely ADORE her and all of her patterns too! (She also has some amazing inspirational posts to get your creative juices flowing).

Soooo, on with the sweater! You guys… this was SO. EASY. Like, I really can’t stress that enough! It’s seriously just hdc’s in a very easy and flattering pattern. You will love every moment of making it just as I did! DO NOT be intimidated! If I can make this, YOU can too!

The morning after I stayed up (ok, so I MAY or MAY not have stayed up until the morning hours finishing this ๐Ÿ˜› ) I woke up chilly and was so excited to grab this sweater. It definitely did the trick to keeping me nice and warm!

If you would like to make this sweater too, head on over to Meg’s page here for the FREE pattern and tell her Jessica from Craft to Happiness sent you!

Happy making!

The CUTEST Rustic and Quick-to-Make Fall pumpkins… ever!

Today I finished the cutest fall pumpkins… like EVER! Including a PLAID pumpkin! How creative is that?!

These seriously look like they are fresh out of a magazine. Her color choices were just so perfect, that I had to use them!

I didn’t have a chunky mustard color though, so I used 3 strands of I Love This Yarn brand by Hobby Lobby and it worked out great! You can find the patterns for them over on www.megmadewithlove.com. (I just recently found her and I’m pretty much in LOVE with all of her stuff! ย I’m seriously admiring her homebody sweater that she will be releasing the pattern for this weekend!)

And did I mention they are FREE?! I whipped these up in just a couple sittings in between our homeschool schedule and feeding the kids 25 meals a day (ok, maybe not THAT many, but it sure feels like it sometimes!)

So grateful for other talented crocheters who take the time to share their skills! ย Make sure you tell Meg that Jessica from Craft to Happiness sent you ๐Ÿ™‚ I sure hope these make you as happy and fall-fevered as they do me!


Hello There!

I am SO EXCITED to start this new adventure in blogging and using this as a place for a creative outlet! ย My hopes for this is that I can share what I create and in turn, somehow inspire others to create. ย I am always inspired by others and hope to do the same in return. I’ve actually blogged previously but my focus wasn’t clear and the name wasn’t my favorite… I kept holding off until I happened to keep stumbling upon posts about how blogging was easy and the ability to make money was easy as well (check out Ashleigh’s blog post here if you’re also interested!)… And lets face it, who doesn’t want to get paid for sharing their talents?! ย I’ve done the MLM and even selling my own handmade items, and none of them felt like it’s what I was supposed to be doing for the long term. My time is precious, especially now that I have 3 kiddos and I homeschool! ย If I’m going to be dedicating time to something, it has to fit into our family lifestyle… and I already create, so blogging and sharing is a no brainer! Stay tuned, and I know you won’t be disappointed!