New Pattern – Crochet Pumpkins

crochet pattern - crochet pumpkin

Yaay! It’s pumpkin time!

Have you ever considered crocheting a pumpkin?

Well, after I’ve made a few myself I can definitely tell you that it is one of the easiest and most rewarding crochet projects I can think of. Those little pumpkins, they are just pure happiness.

And, of course, I made a pattern for you too. As usual, it is fully packed with colorful step-by-step pictures.

 

crochet pattern - crochet pumpkin

crochet pattern - crochet pumpkin

crochet pattern - crochet pumpkin

crochet pattern - crochet pumpkin

For more details about the pumpkin pattern, feel free to visit my own online shop or Etsy.

Hooray for pumpkins!

Love,
Petra

 

My Most Favorite Free Crochet Patterns

free crochet pattern - slippers

As the seasons change and the weather gets colder these days, many of us become more and more tempted to enjoy the cosiness of our homes and devote time to our favorite hobbies.

If crocheting is your thing, then you might find inspiration in some of the following projects. They are all free patterns that I have put together and enjoyed over the past few years. I thought it could come in handy to list them in one post.

Enjoy!

 

free crochet pattern - slippers

Simple Crochet Slippers.
 
 

free crochet pattern - slippers

I made many variations of the slippers pattern. I liked these pink ones a lot.

 
 

free crochet pattern - slippers

And these Halloween ones were a lot fun to make too.

 
 

free crochet pattern - Halloween Ghost

A Crochet Halloween Ghost.

 
 

free crochet pattern - mini slippers ornaments

Mini Crochet Slipper Ornaments.

 
 

free crochet pattern - happy crochet sun

Happy Little Crochet Suns.

 
 

free crochet pattern - spring placemat with flower

A Crochet Spring Placemat.

 
 

free crochet pattern - Easter egg

A Crochet Easter Egg.

 
 

free crochet pattern - Easter placemat

An Easter Placemat.

 
 

free crochet pattern - crochet flower

A Crochet Flower.

 
 

free crochet pattern - crochet swirls

Crochet Swirls.

 
 

free knitted pattern - simple knit infinity scarf

And I have a knitted bonus for your too – it’s A Simple Knit Infinity Scarf … I could make these forever.

Happy crafting!

Love,
Petra

(To find more colorful and fun crochet patterns, feel free to visit my online shop.)

 

Homemade Applesauce

homemade applesauce recipe

If you are looking for a delicious homemade applesauce recipe then I am sure you’ve found the right place.

This recipe is very simple to make and results in a truly delicious treat that can be served as a dessert, a healthy snack or even as an accompaniment to pork and other meat dishes.

The secret is adding a few strips of lemon peel to the apples while cooking. This magical ingredient heightens the apple flavor and makes the final apple puree really yummy.

To make your own applesauce, just follow these simple steps…

 

homemade applesauce ingredients

Gather these ingredients.

 
 

homemade applesauce recipe

1. Put all the ingredients into a larger pot. Cover. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.

The sugar amounts are just guidelines, depending on your taste and on the sweetness of your apples, use less or more.

 
 

homemade applesauce recipe

2. Remove from the heat. Remove the cinnamon stick and lemon peels (if using whole).

3. Mash with a potato masher.

 
 

homemade applesauce recipe

Serve warm or refrigerated.

I really loved my applesauce with a scoop (or two :)) of vanilla ice cream.

Store covered in the refrigerator for one week or in the freezer for about a month.

(This recipe was adapted from simplyrecipes.com. Makes about 3/4 quart – 3/4 liter.)

 

New Crochet Pattern – Chunky Joy-Joy Scarf

crochet chunky joy-joy scarf

Hi dear friends!

And ta-dah!

I am super excited to present the project that I have been keeping secret up till now! It is another crocheted item that uses the cute and lovely joy-joy circles. I decided to name this one the ‘Chunky Joy-Joy Scarf’ and you can find the pattern here.

If you’ve already purchased my first pattern that uses the joy-joy circles called the ‘Joy-Joy Coasters’, you will surely be able to figure out how this scarf can be made. But if you’d like to know all the details necessary to create the scarf, then I think the pattern that I have put together might come in quite handy. The pattern has 17 pages and includes 36 step-by-step pictures to make the project as easy to follow as possible.

 
 

crochet chunky joy-joy scarf

I loved making this scarf. I have to admit that.

 
 

crochet chunky joy-joy scarf

It’s a pure therapy. And a lot of joy, of course.

 

 

crochet chunky joy-joy scarf

Also, it can be easily turned into an infinity scarf, if you wish to.

 

 

crochet chunky joy-joy scarf

I think that the chilly days of autumn and winter will be super enjoyable with a warm scarf like this one. That’s for sure.

Enjoy!

With lots of love,

Petra

(For more fun patterns, feel free to visit my ONLINE SHOP!)

 

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