Crochet Vest Pattern with Jumbo Yarn

Hi Crochet Friends! Today I’m happy to share with you a new crochet vest pattern in 3 sizes made with jumbo yarn.

Crochet Vest Pattern with Jumbo Yarn

This layering piece made from jumbo/giant yarn is a quick and easy make!  I love it for wearing over other sweaters or just with a t-shirt and jeans.  The pattern includes three sizes: child, women’s regular, and plus size.  As you can see, the vest has a loose fit and can be worn with 4-10″ positive ease.

It’s a very quick and easy project, just in time for gift-giving or a wardrobe update for yourself. The crochet pattern calls for a P/15mm crochet hook and giant/jumbo yarn.  I used Lana Grossa Estremo, which I got from LoveCrochet. Unfortunately, it is no longer available there.  However, you are sure to find other jumbo yarn that call for a P hook (I found one here.)

The beginner-friendly pattern is easy to follow and great for fall/winter layering. I hope you enjoy and share your makes with me!

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Enjoy! Happy crocheting!

P.S. If you love super bulky yarn and want to make yourself a sweater, take a look at the Snuggle Up Sweater. It’s one of my most popular designs!

Dahlia sweater by Teal and Finch-6694

Dahlia Crochet Sweater Pattern Update

Today I’m excited to share with you an update my Dahlia crochet sweater pattern!

Dahlia Crochet Sweater Pattern

I love this sweet sweater with the layers of puff stitches around the neckline.  The wrist puffs just add that extra finishing touch to make this sweater really special.

Dahlia sweater by Teal and Finch-6694

You can see all the features and details in the original blog post that came out when I first published the Dahlia pattern.  Not much has changed, just a few tweaks here and there. The changes focus mainly on the women’s sleeve and a small adjustment to the body and sleeve division.

Dahlia sweater by Teal and Finch-6696

Did you know there’s also a baby version of the pattern? The Dahlia baby features a back neck slit with button closure to accommodate baby’s head.  So you can truly make this sweater in just about every size.

Dahlia Baby

I hope you enjoy!

Easy Everyday Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Easy Everyday Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Today we have a new easy everyday crochet cardigan pattern to share with you all! Maylee is such a cozy, beginner friendly sweater and it whips up very quickly.

Easy Everyday Crochet Cardigan Pattern

I love the longer style and casual, no buttons opening. It’s great for layering and creating a relaxed look.  This is my go-to style for winter, so I decided to design one that I would love to wear every day!

Easy Everyday Crochet Cardigan Pattern

The Maylee pattern calls for bulky yarn, so this sweater is a fairly quick project. Faster than crocheting a blanket, which I no longer seem to have the patience for…sad!

Easy Everyday Crochet Cardigan Pattern

The drop shoulder design features five panels that are sewn together as you go.  Two sets of panels are exactly the same, making things even easier.  Included in the pattern are women’s sizes XS, S, M/L, XL, and 2X, perfect for making one for yourself and one for a friend.

Easy Everyday Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Shown here is Knit Picks Simply Wool in the color Wilbur. I loved working with this yarn. It was easy to work with and I’m finding it to wear very well, too. I’ve never had a wool sweater before and I like it!

Easy Everyday Crochet Cardigan Pattern

The only supplies you’ll need is a 7mm crochet hook (or size to get gauge) and a tapestry needle. I really like using these sewing clips to hold the pieces when I sewed the panels together. But those are optional, of course.  I also like to use stitch markers to keep track of counting rows. Or tally marks scrawled on the pattern page work, too!

Maylee Crochet Sweater Pattern

If you decide to give it a try, let me know how it goes!

You can find the pattern on Etsy.

Or on Ravelry, of course.

And my growing favorite place to find yarn and patterns, Love Crochet.

Thanks for reading, my crochet friends. I hope you enjoy!

Emmeline Cardigan crochet pattern

Emmeline Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Hi crochet friends! I’m so excited to introduce to you today the Emmeline Cardigan Crochet Pattern!

Emmeline Cardigan crochet pattern

I’ve had this pattern in the works for quite awhile and I’m so happy to finally get to share it with you because I think it is so special.

Emmeline Cardigan crochet pattern

I learned how to design circular yoke sweaters a few months ago and I know many of you have enjoyed the Dahlia pullover. My dream was to create a really beautiful cardigan that was unique and inspiring while not being too difficult or complex.

Emmeline Cardigan crochet pattern

I like it when a pattern keeps me on my toes, but isn’t too overwhelming. So I designed this cardigan to have one thing to think about at a time. The increases are simplified because they only happen in single crochet rows. The crossed doubles give something different to do while building up the yoke and sleeves.

Emmeline Cardigan crochet pattern

Then comes the woven stitch–the highlight of this sweater. The woven stitch pattern accents the waist and creates a pretty edge while building up the even rows at the bottom of the body and cuffs.

Don’t worry if you aren’t familiar with these stitches, the pattern includes links to two videos that walk you through them step by step. You only need to know basic stitches such as chaining, single crochet, double crochet.

Emmeline Cardigan crochet pattern

I really like how it turned out!  This sweater is great for wearing with a dress or skirt to church, out to dinner…anytime I need an extra layer on top of something pretty and feminine.

Emmeline Cardigan crochet pattern

I hope you enjoy!

The pattern comes in women’s sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X and is available on the Love Crochet website.

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Yarn used in photos: Paintbox Cotton DK

Medina market tote crochet pattern

Medina Market Tote Easy Crochet Pattern

Today I’m so happy to share the Medina Market Tote easy crochet pattern with you all! 

An easy market tote crochet pattern using ribbon yarn.

I love this cute bag because it is so useful and fun to make.

You could definitely crochet this bag in a weekend (maybe even several bags!).

Purchase the Medina Market Tote Crochet Pattern on Etsy.

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This is a great project for beginners because you only need to know how to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

This bag is designed with sturdy handles and a reinforced bottom so your bag will last longer!

Medina market tote crochet pattern

Market bags can be used for so many things:

  • fruits and vegetables
  • light books
  • drawing/art supplies
  • fill it with goodies for a housewarming gift
  • use it for a get well basket
  • keeping things organized
  • if you have other ideas, please share!

Medina market tote crochet pattern

I have to talk about this fabric yarn, that I really love.  This yarn is made from recycled fibers from the garment industry and is 80% cotton.  It’s very durable and therefore perfect for things like bags, totes, purses, and backpacks. It’s also super bulky so it works up very quickly.  Plus, it’s easy to find. The Love Crochet website has this Hoooked RibbonXL in a ton of beautiful colors. Wouldn’t it be fun to make one in every color?

Here’s a peak at some of the information in the pattern to get you started:

General Instructions:  The Medina Market Tote is worked in the round from the bottom up.  Sturdy handles are added while finishing the top and the bottom is securely closed in the last step.

Supplies: 10mm crochet hook, ruler, tapestry needle, stitch markers or yarn scraps

Super Bulky Fabric/t-shirt yarn: 200yds. I used Hoooked RibbonXL (2 skeins), which can be found on the Love Crochet website.

Finished dimensions (approximate): bag 14”w x 13”h; handles 24” long


dc: double crochet
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
sk: skip
sp: space
st(s): stitch(es)

Get the complete PDF pattern as a download on your favorite site:

Purchase the Medina Market Tote Crochet Pattern on Etsy.

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Purchase the PDF and get your yarn on Love Crochet.

The Medina Market Tote is an easy crochet pattern for making reusable bags. The pattern uses sturdy ribbon yarn or any super bulky yarn.
round purse crochet pattern

Celestial Crossbody Bag Crochet Pattern

Today I have a fun new Crochet Pattern to share with you!  The Celestial Crossbody Bag is a quick and easy weekend project, not to mention a great accessory update!

Round Purse Crochet Pattern

I wanted to design a purse that had a unique shape and would go with anything.  This little purse could easily be dressed up or down. Plus, it’s a fast enough project that you could make it in several colors to go with anything in your closet.

I wanted a durable yarn for this purse, so I chose fabric yarn. This yarn is great because it’s made from recycled fabric scraps. So it acts more like clothing than yarn, and it’s giving new life to what would’ve otherwise been trash.  I like that is won’t fuzz out or get worn out the way regular yarn will, so it’s great for bags of any kind.

I got mine from We Are Knitters.* It’s called The Tape, and the best part is you only need one skein! So it’s easy to make two (or three…) This little purse would make a great gift! Who wouldn’t love a little round purse like this?

The purse comes with a long strap and I love that you could tie a knot in the end to make it shorter, so versatile. And no need to buy anything else for this project–it closes with a braided tassel that goes through a hole in the front, easy!

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I hope you enjoy the Celestial Crossbody Bag Crochet Pattern! I know I sure did. I really want to make more as soon as I can.

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Be sure to tag me with your photos when you make your bag, I love to see them! @tealandfinch #tealandfinch

BTW, If you want to see another way to use this fabric yarn, check out my doll backpack carrier pattern. The little girls in your life will be sure to love it!

Circle purse crochet pattern with long strap made from fabric yarn.

Doll Backpack Carrier Crochet Pattern

I have a fun new kids pattern to share with you today! The Doll Backpack Carrier Crochet Pattern is perfect for both 15″ and 18″ dolls.

doll carrier crochet pattern pin

My daughters want to take their dolls everywhere they go now, so of course I had to crochet a carrier for them.  I wanted to design something that would be easy for them to put on and take the dolls in out by themselves. They have tested them out and these backpacks definitely fit the bill!

They have both 15″ and 18″ dolls, so I designed the backpack in two sizes.  I also included strap adjustments for different size girls. There are separate strap lengths for ages 2-4, 5-7, and 8-10.

Wouldn’t this backpack carrier make a great birthday or Christmas gift?

All you need is two skeins of The Tape fabric yarn (I used We are Knitters*). You can use any bulky yarn for this project, but I really liked using this fabric yarn. Having a lot of experience with kids and yarn, I wanted something that would be durable and could hold up to lots of wear and tear.

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doll backpack carrier crochet pattern pin

I hope you enjoy!

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Two girls wearing doll backpack carriers crocheted in pink tape yarn.

Don’t forget to share your photos and tag me @tealandfinch. I love to see them!

BTW, it you want to crochet another accessory with fabric yarn, maybe for the teen or young adult in your life, be sure to check out my post on the Round Purse Pattern. I think she’ll love it!

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Knit Look Sweater Crochet Pattern

Today I’m happy to share my newest crochet pattern! I wanted to design a “knit look” sweater crochet pattern for children and adults: The Strata Sweater.

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knit look crochet sweater pattern

I named it the Strata Sweater because I’m always inspired by nature, and the rows of knit look stitches in this sweater reminded me of the strata layers in The Grand Canyon and other places where rock layers can be found.

This crochet pattern isn’t just for kids; the pattern includes 11 sizes from kids 4 to women’s 4X.

I just love the unique look of the crochet stitches in this pattern.  I included side slits and extra wide ribbed cuffs for a modern look.

The worsted weight yarn works up fairly quickly, always a plus in my book. And, while you can use any worsted yarn for this sweater, cotton yarn gives great stitch definition for showing off the knit look.  I used Color Mist from Knit Picks.

knit look crochet sweater pattern

One of the reasons that I wanted to design sweater patterns was because I wanted to challenge myself to learn new things. This sweater challenged me because I was forced to find a solution to a problem.

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Most of the time when you’re crocheting in the round, you will do one of two things: join with a slip stitch and chain one (or two or more) or crochet in a spiral. Well, neither of those techniques worked well for this pattern. Thankfully, I found the solution in a great crochet book!

In the video below, I explain the BEST way to create a seam when crocheting a sweater in the round.

best way to crochet in the round

You may have heard of hdc in the third loop only, but how about sc in the third loop? I love this stitch pattern! And I couldn’t find an abbreviation for it, so I made up my own: sc3lo.

In this video, I explain how do the sc3lo and the details of creating the straight seam.

I hope you enjoy this new knit look sweater crochet pattern! I can’t wait to see what you make. Grab your yarn and your pattern and have some fun!

Be sure to share on Instagram #tealandfinch and tag me @tealandfinch, I LOVE to see them.

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Crochet a Boho Wall Hanging

Today I get to share with you this fun new way to crochet a boho wall hanging for your home or office!

crochet boho wall hanging

I love a simple and quick refresh to my home decor and this project fits the bill!  I designed this wall hanging to be quick to make with very few materials.  You may already have them all on hand!


You’ll just need a ball of wool yarn, a crochet hook, and a stick. I actually found my stick at the local craft store, because it was pouring rain when I was finishing this project. But I would much prefer to go on a nature walk with my family and bring one home as a memory.

This project is great for the adventurous beginner who wants to learn something new. But don’t worry, I’ve created a class that walks you through the whole process step by step!

I’m really happy to have another crochet course available for you all on Skillshare. And, you can try it out for FREE for two months!  There are tons of great classes there…I especially love the art and watercolor courses. So go ahead and check it out!

Back to the pattern…If you just want the crochet pattern, I have that available for you as well on Etsy. Check out the pattern on Etsy.

Or find the pattern on Ravelry.

The written pattern comes with a link to this short video clip on how to SC3LO. It’s a pretty cool stitch!

For another fun and easy crochet project, I love to crochet this cozy weekend throw.  I created another class on Skillshare showing how to make this simple project.

crochet throw pattern

Thank you so much for your support of my crochet designs! I hope you all enjoy!

And, as always, please let me know if you have any questions and don’t forget to tag #tealandfinch on Instagram so we can all see your makes!