Tag: free crochet

Coffee Cup Pin Cushion – Free Pattern

I first created this back in April 2016. At first I was charging for this pattern. After some time, I have decided to add this, and ALL of my patterns to my blog for free. (Thankfully there aren’t too many of them). I do offer an AD FREE pattern for $1. You can find my ad free pdf files in my pattern shop. 🙂 to download this pattern, you can find it on Ravelry or in my shop.

Below you will find the FREE coffee cup pin cushion pattern.



Coffee Cup Pin Cushion

By At WIPS End Crochet – A Work in Progress

Created April 2016


Materials List:

  • 3 colors COTTON yarn (MC, C2, C3)
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Small safety eyes

Terminology Used:

  • CH- Chain
  • SlSt – Slip Stitch
  • Rnd – Round
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • HDC – Half Double Crochet
  • TR – Triple Crochet
  • FLO – Front Loop Only
  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • Rpt – Repeat
  • f/o – finish off
  • MR – Magic Ring
  • Sc2tog – Single Crochet 2 together

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is worked in Single Crochet in the round. All rounds are JOINED unless otherwise mentioned.
  • Ch stitches DO NOT count in stitch count.


By working this pattern, you are agreeing to NOT distribute this pattern without permission of the designer (At WIPS End Crochet). You MAY sell the finished product, but would appreciate a link back to my website: http://www.atwipsend.com/ If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to message me on my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/atWIPSend 




MC, 10 SC in MR, join to 1st st, pull right closed.

Rnd 1: Ch 1. 2 sc in same as join. 2 sc in each st around. Join. (20)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, SC in same as join, 2 sc in next *1 sc in next, 2 sc in next* rpt x5  Join.(30)

Rnd 3: ch 1, BLO, sc in same as join & around. Join (30)

Rnd 4: ch 1, SC2TOG (join & next st), SC in next 13, SC2TOG, SC next 13. Join (28)

Rnd 5: ch 1 FLO, skip join, 2 sc in next, 1 sc next 3. x7 join. (35)

Rnd 6: ch 1, 2 sc in same as join, *1 sc next 4 sts. 2 sc in next, 1 sc next 4 sts* x 5. join (42)

Rnd 7: ch 1, sc in same as join and next 4 sts, 2sc in next. *sc next 5, 2 sc in next* x5. Join (49)

Rnd 8 – 12: ch 1, sc in same and around. Join (49)

Rnd 13 & 14: ch 1 hdc around, Join (49)

Rnd 15: ch 1, sc around. Join. f/o (49)




With MC, ch 15. SC in 2nd ch from hook (using back ridge). SC in next 13 sts. 4 SC in last ch. **DO NOT carry your yarn through the back stitches** 12 SC along bottom of original chain, 3SC in last st. Join. Slst around. f/o

*you should have a tail at both ends*




With MC, 10 HDC in MR. Pull tight, before joining, pull tail between the first and last stitches.

Rnd 1: Ch 1. 2 hdc in same as join and around (20)

Rnd 2: ch 1.  hdc in same as join, 2 hdc in next *hdc in next, 2 hdc in next* rpt around (30)

Rnd 3: ch 1. 2hdc in same as join, hdc in next two. *2hdc in next, hdc next 2* rpt around (40)

Rnd 4: ch 1. hdc in same as join and next 2 sts. 2hdc in next. *hdc next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next* rpt around (50)

Rnd 5: ch 1. 2hdc in same as join. Hdc in next 4. *2hdc in next, hdc in next 4* rpt around. (60)

Rnd 6. Slst around. f/o weave in tail, leaving the tail through the center as that is used to sew saucer to cup.


Top: (This will be worked in a continuous spiral)

Using C2, 7 SC in MR. Pull tight, but DO NOT JOIN

Rnd 1: 2 sc in each st around (14)

Rnd 2: sc in next, 2 sc in next, rpt around (21)

Rnd 3: 2 sc in next, sc in next 2, rpt around (28)

Rnd 4: 2 sc in next, sc in next 3, rpt around (35)

Rnd 5: 2 sc in next, sc in next 4, rpt around (42)

Rnd 6: 2 sc in next, sc in next 5, rpt around (49)

Rnd 7 – 9: 1 sc in each st around (49) f/o leave long tail for sewing

**NOTE: you may omit one or 2 rounds depending on how well the top fits to the cup. Before stuffing, it should fit snuggly inside the last round of the cup**



C3, In MR, ch 3, 3 TR, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, 3 TR, ch 2, slst in ring. Pull tight, f/o, Leave tail for sewing.



  • Handle: sew top of handle to 1st round of hdc. Weave in end. Shape the bottom part of the handle to how you would like it then sew in place. *the best place for the handle is covering the “join”. Weave in end.
  • Saucer:  Sew bottom of cup to middle of the saucer with string left from the saucer. Come up inside the cup, behind the ridge from the “BLO” round. Continue around. f/o and weave in end.
  • Face (Optional): add small mm safety eyes, and create a smile with black crochet thread.
  • Heart: Sew your heart to the coffee top in a position you would like. I chose to sew mine off center.
  • Stuffing/finishing: Partially stuff coffee cup with poly-fil or filling of your choice. Fit your Top Piece to the cup and whip stitch the coffee to the inside loop of the cup. Leave approximately 2-3 inches undone to finish firmly stuffing your cup. When stuffed completely, whip stitch the opening closed.

Coffee Cup Pin Cushion

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern! I had a blast making it!!


Favorite 5! 1/27/17

Its been a couple weeks since I’ve done the favorite 5 list. Life has been hectic! I had some time to get some blogging done today & I am so happy to be able to do so.

This weeks list contains Amigurumi Patterns. I LOVE working up cute little stuffies and this list does NOT disappoint!!

**Disclaimer** None of the photos contained in this post are my property. Copyright belongs with the pattern author.

We will start off with this ADORABLE little fox! I have yet to make this one, but its on my list. As soon as I am finished with my current project, this little guy will be on my hook! Look how cute this Sleepy Fox is!!

Honestly, I can’t say that I’ve seen a cuter fox ANYWHERE!! The pattern is by Eseretanin. Check out the free pattern Here. There are several other patterns on the blog, but I have to say, this little fox is definitely my favorite!

Number 2 on the list is this super cute little dragon!! Dragón de Sant Jordi is a Ravelry.com free pattern download. I Love the sweet look on his face! If you have a ravelry account, log in & download this pattern today! While you’re there, check out Lucia Lanukas other patterns 🙂

This next pattern comes to us from 1DogWoof.  Don’t you just think shes just so cuddly?? I wish I had a unicorn lover to make her for. This is 100% the cutest one on the internet 🙂 Grab the pattern here

Are you looking for something a little different? How about some Cactus (Cacti??)? These fun plants are guaranteed to survive with ZERO water or work on your part (besides the actual crocheting)! I am planning on making a couple to use a pin cushions. Perfect no? Grab the pattern here!!

Lastly, We have a cute dumpling kitty. I could make one in every color! The pattern is a free ravelry download! Head on over to Ravelry.com, Log in & download this cute pattern. While you’re there, be sure to check out Sarah Sloyer’s other patterns!

Thats it for this week!! Hoping to get another list together by next Friday!! Happy Crocheting ya’ll!!

Snowy Hearts Messy Bun Free Pattern

topphotoThe “Messy Bun” hat craze is well underway. Some may worry that these hats just won’t be that warm with a hole in the top. Let me put those fears aside by giving you a messy bun hat that is sure to keep you warm by using soft, extra warm, bulky weight yarn.You can make this pattern in either the Messy Bun look or complete the hat for a warm, cozy, & stylish beanie. Keep in mind, this messy bun pattern is FREE only on my blog. To download a PDF copy, of the pattern for $1.00, (AD FREE!!!) please visit my pattern shop. The link is above titled “shop” (at the very top of the page) or “Pattern Shop” in the links above.

Please, enjoy this copy of the Snowy Hearts Messy Bun or Beanie.


For this pattern, you will need the following supplies:

  • Loops & Threads Charisma in 2 colors or any other bulky (5) weight yarn – 1 ball of each color
  • J/6.0 mm crochet hook
  • K/6.5 mm crochet hook
  • Button (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle
Crochet Terms used are in US/American
  • Ch – Chain
  • SlS
  • t – Slip Stitch
  • BLO- Back loop only
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • V-Clus – V-Stitch Cluster**
  • F/O – Finish Off
  • Sk – Skip
  • y/o – Yarn Over
  • Hdc2tog – Half Double Crochet 2 stitches together
  • C1 – Color #1
  • C2 – Color #2
  • Slst2tog – Slip Stitch 2 together
  • Slst3tog – Slip Stitch 3 together

Gauge is important to attain proper size. Gauge swatch was completed using Loops & Threads Charisma and a J/6.0 mm hook.

Gauge is: 2inches = 6 hdc & 4 rows

*The V-Stitch Cluster is performed by y/o, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop. y/o pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), y/o insert hook into SAME stitch, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), y/o, pull through 2 loops, y/o pull through 3 remaining loops on hook. Repeat 1 more time to complete cluster. -see figure 1

**Mock Cluster *at beginning of each cluster round* Ch 3, DC into same sp as chain, y/o, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop. y/o pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), y/o insert hook into SAME stitch, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), y/o, pull through 2 loops, y/o pull through 3 remaining loops on hook.

***Carry your yarn up through rows

Ch 2, Ch 3 do NOT count as stitches

Pattern photos are on last page

Messy Bun:


Row 1: With J Hook & C1, ch 8. Turn & slst across (7). Ch1, Turn. Be careful to always turn work in same direction.

Row 2: BLO for the remainder of the brim. SlSt (BLO) 7, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Repeat row 2 until brim reaches 18.5 inches.

Join 2 ends together by slst in BLO of both edges.

For the remainder of hat, we will be working in the round. (Follow Messy Bun portion until row 9, finish up below pattern)

HAT/MESSY BUN: Switch to K/6.5 mm hook

Rnd 1: Ch 2, HDC in each “bump” *figure 2 of hat brim around, creating 44 stitches. Join to top of ch 2. (44)

*** please note, pattern can be adjusted to meet your needs/size by adding or subtracting stitches in multiples of 4. This will adjust the amount of stitches you will have for the rest of the pattern. For each addition of 4 stitches, you will add 1 V-Clus to your total.

Rnd 2: Switch to C2, **Mock Cluster, skip next 2 sts. *V-Clus in next st, sk next 2* repeat from * to *. Join to top of Ch 3 at beginning. (1 Mock Cluster, 14 V-Clus)

Rnd 3: slst to center of first cluster. Change to C1. Mock Cluster, V-Clus in the center of each V-Clus from the previous round. Join to top of Ch3. (1 Mock Cluster, 14 V-Clus)

Rnd 4: slst to center of first cluster. Change to C2. Mock Cluster, V-Clus in center of each V-Clus from previous round. Join to top of Ch 3. (1 Mock Cluster, 14 V-Clus)

Rnd 5: sl st to center of first cluster. Change to C1. Create Mock Cluster. V-Clus in center of each V-Clus from previous round. Joing to top of Ch 3. (1 Mock Cluster, 14 V-Clus)

Rnd 6: switch to C2. Ch 2. HDC in same as join and each st around. Join to top of ch 2. (30)

Rnd 7: Ch 2. HDC between 1st & 2nd HDC in round. Repeat around. Join to top of ch 2. (30)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, HDC in next. Hdc2tog. *hdc in next, hdc2tog*. Repeat from * to * around. Join to top of ch 2. (20)

Rnd 9: Ch 2. Hdc2tog around. (10) F/O, weave in ends.

*** Continue below for optional brim finish.****

Basic Beanie:

Complete brim & rounds 1-9 for Messy Bun Hat. DO NOT F/O after completing round 9.

Rnd 10: ch2, hdc2tog around. Join to top of ch2. (5)

F/O leaving tail. Using yarn needle, sew small hole together at top with yarn. Weave in ends.

**You can either leave hat slightly pointed, which will round out when fitted to head or you can add a pompom or tassel to finish off beanie.

Optional Brim flap & With Button.

Using J/6.0 mm hook, attach C1 to seam of brim using a slst. Slst across seam (7). Ch 1, turn.

SlSt in BLO across. (7). Ch 1, Turn.

Repeat last row until flap is 10 inches long.

Slst2tog, slst (BLO) in next 3, slst2tog. Ch 1, turn

Slst2tog, slst, slst2tog. Ch1, turn


F/O weave in tail.

Using same color, cut off small piece of C1 to sew/slst flap in the middle to keep it from sliding. Sew flap end to brim. Attach button(s) to flap.

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern.

***** Please do not distribute pattern without permission.*****

If you sell your finished item, I would appreciate a link back (from your online shop) to my website located: http://atwipsend.com/shop

**If you have any questions about this pattern, please feel free to contact me through my Facebook page found here: https://www.facebook.com/atWIPSend/

Pattern Photos are Below

vclus bump finished
Figure 1 – V-Cluster stitch, completed Figure 2 – Bump where each HDC around gets put into. Finished Product/Beanie with optional brim


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