Last week in a review – Free Crochet Patterns, Link Party, Free Pattern Roundups and more…

Well this post is going to a wee bit more than just last week’s posts…it will be for 2 weeks! I guess in some ways that is even better as you can see everything all at once and decide if anything intrigues you enough to explore further ๐Ÿ™‚

Let’s go in reverse shall we?

Free Crochet Patterns

Free Pattern Friday Roundup Five Free Shawl Patterns

Gregor Crochet Rhinosaur Puzzle (amish puzzle ball crochet)

A Crochet Bucket List Project – Gregor Amamani

Link Party for Fibre Arts ( Crochet Knit Tatting Sewing Felting Needlework Embroidery Cross Stitch)

Link & Share Wednesdays – So … What’s on your hook? Most Clicked Projects

Pattern Test

Pattern Test – Petals & Posts Beanie Pattern by Jam Made

Waistcoat Stitch Tutorial and Free Crochet Pattern

An Old Stitch, Done in a New Way – Waistcoat Stitch Tutorial, Video and Free Pattern Included in Post

Photography Sunday - Holland Photos

Photography Sunday – Netherlands

Inspired Crochet

Inspired Crochet

Free Pattern Friday Crochet Roundup Free Crochet Patterns Baby Bonnets

Free Pattern Friday Roundup Five Free Baby Bonnet Patterns

Something new! I am a Craftsy Affiliate on Blogger

Is it Knit? Crochet Hat Pattern

Is it Knit? Crochet Hat Pattern Testers Corner

Link Party for the fibre arts

Link & Share Wednesdays – So … What’s on your hook? Most Clicked Projects

Free Crochet Patterns

A Crochet Bucket List Project – Owl Key Chain Pattern

Free Crochet Patterns

Free Crochet Pattern Links

Photography Sunday - Netherlands

Photography Sunday – Netherlands

Did you know?

Did you know? You can submit your blog to search engines?

and that should bring us up to date ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy and have a lovely long weekend!


Giveaway, Link Party and more…

I have been very busy this week – I thought things would calm down after the blogging challenges finished but instead – they have been very busy!

I recently released a pattern to my pattern testers – ย I have 20 lovely ladies currently testing out my new design:

crochet hat looks knit

I read a very informative ebook by Sara Duggan,

Hooking for Cash: 10 Ways to Make Money with Your Crochet Blog,ย 2nd Edition, ย Author:ย Sara Duggan;ย Price: $4.99 (USD)
and have 1 copy to giveaway on my blog (giveaway ends today! in just over 11 hours). You can enter HERE.

I finished A Crochet Bucket List Project –


Announced the most clicked links from my 1st “Link & Share Wednesdays – so…what’s on your hook” party.

Link and share Wednesdays week 1 most clicked entries

You can add your link to this week’s party HERE.

I posted about some of the August CALs I have come across (if you know of any I missed please let me know!):


and today’s post is my first “Free Pattern Friday Round-up!”. ย I have included 5 links to free patterns for crochet dolls.

Free pattern friday round-up with oombawka design crochet dolls week 1

I also spent hours (and I mean HOURS) trying to figure out how to add a weekly Newsletter option to my blog- it is a visual newsletter showing a photo from each post I make during the week – each image can be clicked to take you to the post – that way you can ‘pick & choose’ any that are of interest and pop over to learn more ๐Ÿ™‚
If you are interested please sign-up for the newsletter on my homepage HERE– it is delivered on Saturdays each week.

I hope you all had lovely weeks – and enjoy your weekends –

I can’t believe it is already August – my daughter starts JK this September – I am so nervous (and she is so excited!)

Happy Crocheting!


Simplicity ~ Crochet + Beads = Bracelet

Happy Friday Yarn Friends ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks to the help of my fabulous testers, the Simplicity Crochet Beaded Bracelet pattern is now ready!

This is a very versatile bracelet pattern.

I have provided instructions for creating both a fully-beaded and partially-beaded bracelet using Aunt Lydia’s Fashion 3 thread; however, I have also provided charts to adjust the size of the bracelet and the gauge to allow you to use most threads/yarns and a variety of bead sizes to create your own bracelet or anklet.

The charts include substitutions for 3-6 months (4.5″) to adult XL (8″) and for gauges ranging from 3.5 sts/inch to 8.5 sts/inch.

There is also a full photo tutorial outlining how to create the adjustable bracelet closure.

The pattern has been fully tested and includes an index to the pages (and the index provides digital links to each page listed – so you will not need to ‘scroll’ if you are using a digital/computer method for viewing the pattern).

I hope you love this pattern as much as I do ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Crocheting!


Oombawka Design

As always, please feel free to contact me with questions ๐Ÿ™‚ I will be happy to help.

The Simplicity pattern has been fully tested and is now available for purchase/download via