Project fun! Black Cat Pumpkin bunting for Hallowe'en by Jane Burns on the LoveCrochet blog

Published on September 25th, 2015 | by Merion


5 fabulous projects you’ll want to crochet tonight!

We love little projects! It’s so satisfying to rummage about in your stash, find a yarn you’d forgotten you’d bought (we all do it!) and grab a hook!


Crochet is the kind of craft that lends itself wonderfully to small projects – whether you love amigurumi, teeny baby clothes or fabulous accessories!  I’ve found you five fabulous patterns that you could make tonight!

1. Textured Autumn Cowl by Agrarian Artisan

Textured Autumn Cowl by Agrarian Artisan on the LoveCrochet blog

All you need for this gorgeous cowl is 115m of chunky weight yarn!  The cowl illustrated above is crocheted using one ball of Rowan Cocoon, in shade Quarry Tile (818), but you can make it in any chunky weight yarn.

2. Black Cat & Pumpkin Bunting by Jane Burns

Black Cat Pumpkin bunting for Hallowe'en by Jane Burns on the LoveCrochet blog

Any scraps of DK yarn will work for this brilliant bunting, and Hallowe’en is just around the corner!  The photo above shows the bunting made up in Stylecraft Special DK in Black (1002) and Jaffa (1256),  with felt scraps and buttons for eyes. Wooooooh! Spooky!

3. Mandala Cotton Coasters by Lillabjorncrochet

Mandala Cotton Coasters by Lilla Bjorn Crochet on the LoveCrochet blog

Coasters are a wonderful gift or quick way to brighten up tables and place settings!  We love these mini mandala style coasters – a super way to use up your cotton stash! These have been made up in 4ply yarn, but there’s no reason at all not to use DK weight yarn too.

4. Cable Sampler Dishcloths by shop

Cable Sampler Dishcloths by design shop on the LoveCrochet blog

If you follow this blog you might have seen our post on crochet cables earlier in the week!  This little dishcloth is a fantastic way to teach yourself how to crochet cables!  The pattern has clear instructions and illustrations to show you how to create cables using post stitches, and all you’ll need is one ball of an aran weight cotton yarn, like Rico Creative Cotton Aran, to make one dishcloth.  A great way to learn a new stitch before you commit to a huge project!

5. Not So Ruby Slippers by Sharon Okey

Not so ruby slippers by Sharon Oakey on the LoveCrochet blog

A simple pair of slippers that you can dress up or down – no matter whether you make them ruby slippers or not!   These are made from one skein (200m) of Cascade 220 Superwash which is a worsted weight yarn, crocheting on a 4.5mm hook, but you can use any worsted or aran weight yarn for these.  You might want to think about making them up in a cotton yarn – or at least something washable.

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About the Author

Merion dreams in colour and adores crochet! From glorious granny blankets to ethereal shawls and lace cardies, she's never very far from her hooks! She loves cake, knitting, heavy horses, books and Mozart. Her favourite colour is duck egg blue.

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