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February 1, 2013

Floating Heart – Free Pattern

Just in time for Valentine’s Day…

Floating Heart Bookmark

Hold your place with the Floating Heart bookmark!

Make your “mark” with friends and family by whipping up this quick and simple crocheted
heart-shaped balloon bookmark! A “fun”-ctional item that holds a loved one’s place as they “float away” on a good book, while at the same time reminding the giftee that you care about them. Just like our own hearts, each one is a little bit different with its own unique personality. Fit for Valentine’s Day, or any day that you want to give a little extra love!

The Details

Pattern: Floating Heart
Designer: Jillian Cautrell
Size: One
Hook: Size E (3.5mm) hook
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine, shown in Popcorn #7800 and Lipstick #7810
To download the pattern click here
Note: If this pattern doesn’t make your heart pitter-patter, here are a few more free heart-y patterns: Heart Tape Measure (the cutest cover for a tape measure ever), Heart on a String (sweet hat with a balloon-y heart “flying” across it), and Hang It Up (includes a crocheted heart that is puffy—might be fun to pop into lunch boxes as a sweet surprise)!

November 9, 2012

Sweetie Pumpkin Pie

What a little pumpkin!

Halloween and the season of Jack o’ Lanterns may be past, but it’s still pumpkin season in my book. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin soup, and, of course… pumpkin pie! And what could be better than sharing these seasonal treats with the little, lovable pumpkin in your life? What’s life without a sweetie-pie?

With first trips to the pumpkin patch, first bites of turkey, sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce, very first Thanksgiving festivities are certainly something to make anyone thankful.

Celebrate with a new, free hat pattern to keep your little pumpkin cozy! A quick knit to make your sweetie-pie… the Sweetie Pumpkin Pie Hat!

The Details

Pattern: Sweetie Pumpkin Pie
Designer: Elizabeth R. Krueger
Size: Small
Needles: Size 13 (9mm) 16″ circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 13 (9mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Outer, shown in Buoy #7219 and Peat #7204
Download the free Sweetie Pumpkin Pie Hat here.

October 5, 2012


The Ahoy Hat, modeled by the meanest pirate ever!

Ahoy, mateys! With 25 days until Halloween we are excited to share the Ahoy Hat! We hope this hat makes the kiddos in your life “Arrrr!” with delight. (Don’t worry, we didn’t forget the big kiddos–adult sizes are included!) This hat’s details, which include a detachable eyepatch, would make even Blackbeard proud!

WARNING: This hat will cause you to walk with a swagger and slur your words like a certain Jack Sparrow…savvy?

The Details

Pattern: Ahoy Hat!
Designer: Elizabeth Mautz-Redmann
Size: 16 (18, 20, 22)”
Needles: Size 6 (4mm) 16″ circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 6 (4mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater, shown in Barn #7518 and Penguin #7522
Link: Click here to download

Even big kids love the Ahoy Hat!

January 20, 2010

Heart Tape Measure – Free Pattern!

Hi Spud & Chloe Friends,

Tonight I am making the Heart Tape Measure pattern available. This is a quick little knit that you can whip up in time for Valentine’s Day or for any other day. The Heart Tape Measure is sweet enough to eat and will surely make measuring a little more fun.

Here is some information you might like to know:


Finished measurements: 3 ½ inches by 3 ½ inches including the edging

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 grams/160 yards), 1 skein in Watermelon #7512 and a small amount of Ice Cream #7500

Needles: US size 6 or size to obtain gauge

Crochet hook: 4mm or size G

Gauge: 5 ½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch



Yarn needle

Embroidery needle (optional to pull pom-pom through the end of the tape measure)

Tape measure – standard size 2 inches across and ½ inch high

Small amount of fiberfill

Have fun with your Heart Tape Measures. Love lives on!

Click here for the Ravelry link for the Heart Tape Measure!

Click here to download the free pattern for the Heart Tape Measure!


December 9, 2009

Tiny Elf – Free Pattern!

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

Today I have the pattern for the Tiny Elf December Knitalong all in one spot for you. If you are interested in more detailed step-by-step photos and tips look at the following links for the knitalong:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Here is some information you might like to know about the Tiny Elf pattern:



Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 grams/160 yards), 1 skein each in Ice Cream #7500, Grass #7502 and Firecracker #7509 (only small amounts of each color are used).


US size 6 double-pointed needles, set of four


5.5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch


Stitch marker


Yarn needle

Embroidery needle

Black embroidery floss

Ruler or tape measure

Polyester fiberfill (small amount)

Poly-pellets (optional, do not use if the toy is for a baby or small child as it is considered a choking hazard)

Green pipe cleaner

Have fun with your Tiny Elf!

The Ravelry link for the Tiny Elf is here.

Click here for the downloadable free Tiny Elf pattern!