Just Be Happy

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Hello there my dear friends, I am here to introduce you the new Gradient Scarf crochet design!
This colorful scarf is sure to bright any dull outfit, wouldn't you agree?
The scarf was crocheted with fingering weight yarn to keep it light since the stitch I chose for the pattern is tight to avoid the holes that a regular double crochet would create and the lace border adds a delicate charm to it.
This new release is 40% off with the code NEWRELEASE in my ravelry shop. Offer ends on Sunday, 08/13/17 11:59pm PST.

Happy Crocheting!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Modern Tapestry Crochet

A year ago I accepted the challenge proposed by Interweave Publishing to write a book about tapestry crochet and I am couldn't be prouder of the end result! 
You will find blankets, socks, headbands, hats, scarves, cowls, mittens, bags... well, there are 20 patterns to keep your little heart happy! 
Lots of instructions to guide you through the tapestry crochet journey, don't be afraid to give it a try, you won't regret it.

You can find the book on amazon, interweave store and many craft stores in the US.

Happy Crocheting!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Chain Reaction Blanket - Crochet Pattern

The Chain Reaction Blanket is my newest crochet pattern. I have had this idea in my head for quite awhile, but I was having a hard time making my vision come to life, but after several failed attempts, the pattern is ready!
You can find it on Craftsy, Raverly, Etsy and also here.

Happy Crocheting!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Piña Colada Tote - Crochet Pattern

Pineapples are super trendy right now and I love it, so I decided to design something with a pineapple print, so the Piña Colada Tote was born.
For the sample I made I used a leather bottom, but the pattern also includes instructions for you to make the bag with a crochet bottom.
The tote is roomy, perfect for a beach or pool day!
You can find the pattern available in all my shops: etsy, craftsy, ravelry and also on my website.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Place Setting Mat - Crochet Pattern

The struggle is real, folks!
I have two kids, an 8 year old boy and a 5 year old girl. We have a family dinner every day and although they see the table set, when I ask them to set the table for me it's always a disaster... lol
So, loving crochet like I do, I thought I would come up with a design for a place setting placemat to help them.
What do you think?
The pattern is available in all my shops and it's on sale this week - no coupons needed!
Ravelry - Etsy


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Mediterranean Tiles Throw - Crochet Pattern

After feeling like I was in a huge crochet funk, I am happy to report that I am back with a new design and I am immensely proud of it! 

My new release, the Mediterranean Tiles Throw is now available in all my shops and I am here to share with you a little bit of my inspiration story.

Hang in there with me for a moment. So.... my husband is getting ready to remodel the downstairs bathroom, which means I have been doing a lot of research to show him what I would like the bathroom to be. While browsing for tiles, I came across the picture below (credit: picture from Home Depot's website) and although these are not the tiles I want installed in my bathroom (I am going with white and grey), I love them so much that they inspired me to create my new crochet pattern!

I am sharing this with you because often I am asked about where my inspiration comes from and that is such a hard question to answer, because as you can see, inspiration can come from the most unusual places!

                                              (credit: picture from Home Depot's website)

Find the pattern: { Ravelry - Etsy - Craftsy }


Friday, March 17, 2017


Hi! Let me introduce myself in case you are new here. My name is Alessandra Hayden, I am the designer behind Just Be Happy Crochet. I have been crocheting since I was 8 years old, but designing  professionally since 2008.
I love to experiment with color combos, geometric shapes to create my crochet designs. 
Life is my inspiration and I say that because new ideas can come from the least expected places like a mosaic sidewalk for example.
The pictures I added are a sample of my newest patterns, if you like what you see here, please visit any my shops to see all the patterns I have to offer. 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying all the talented crochet designs participating in the Crochetville's NATCROMO blog tour.
As a token of my appreciation, use the coupon code NATCROMO (ravelry only) this month to receive a 30% discount on any pattern purchase from my shop.

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