Christmas Countdown – Day 17 – Crochet by Ellen

Last Updated on December 19, 2018 by Gwen Bautista

Our Christmas Countdown is starting to come to a close. December is flying by! Can you believe that Christmas Eve is in one week?  Each day until Christmas we are releasing a free pattern from Mary Maxim. It’s ONLY Free for 24 Hours! For this countdown, we have partnered with some wonderful independent designers who are also releasing free patterns on the blog.  Today’s featured artist is Ellen from Crochet by Ellen.

Make sure to check back to previous posts and visit some of our favorite independent designers, we’ll be featuring another artist tomorrow! Make sure to visit each day because all patterns will be removed from the blog on January 7th, 2019.

We are also hosting a fabulous giveaway, read more about how to enter at the end of this post.

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Crochet by Ellen

Hello! I’m Ellen, the maker behind the scenes of Crochet by Ellen! Visit my crochet blog where you have access to tutorials, free patterns, and insight into my journey as a maker mama. After having an Etsy Shop for about a year, I’m excited to share more about my journey as a shop owner and maker with you.

I started my business as a crochet artisan in 2017 after my oldest daughter started preschool and I found that I had more time at home to indulge in the things that I love. Truth be told, creating a business that fulfills my soul is one of the best decisions I ever made.

I’m obsessed with anything crochet related whether its yarn, hooks, patterns, other makers in the community, and so much more. I’ve caught the design bug! You can find my patterns and other items in my Etsy Shop and on Ravelry.




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Crochet By Ellen –
Free Pattern

The Serenity Beanie

Crochet Cables? Yes please!!! And how about those puff stitches? I’ll take it!

This beanie is a compliment catcher. Treat a loved one with a gift of this beautiful beanie pattern using Mary Maxim Alpaca Tweed yarn.

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Free Pattern – 24 Hours Only

Cabled Scarf and Headband

This is a great knit pattern for anyone who wants to learn how to knit cables.  Use Caron Simply Soft Quick or another Chunky weight yarn like Mary Maxim Marvelous Chunky, or Studio.  You’ll also need a US size 10 1/2 (6.50 mm) needles and a cable needle or any size needle to achieve gauge.  See our post on gauge here.  

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The Giveaway

We joined together with some amazing Makers to bring you 3 fantastic giveaways.  Each giveaway lasts a week and includes unique prizes from talented makers.   This is sure to be an event you won’t want to miss. Come back each day for another chance to win!  This week’s giveaway is valued at $60

This Week’s Giveaway Includes:









Enter The Giveaway Here


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Happy Crafting!



1 thought on “Christmas Countdown – Day 17 – Crochet by Ellen”

  1. I too was bit by the “bug” of creation using yarn at a young age. I was 10 staying with my Aunt for the summer. She taught me to crochet doilies using crochet thread and a very tiny needle. It was the start of a lifelong love affair with yarn and all things knit and crochet.

    I have truly enjoyed following you during this December blog. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, skill and love for the craft. Keep sharing your designs with us. They inspire all of us to continue learning and trying new things!

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