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Lollipop Keychain Crochet Pattern

Lollipop Keychain Crochet Pattern

I joined in for a collaboration for a Back-To-School event that asked for keychains, and I instantly thought about the Lollipop Keychain.  The little swirls make me think of the old time lollipops that I used to just love as a kid.  I set out 

Wenona Preemie Beanie | Preemie Crochet Challenge

Wenona Preemie Beanie | Preemie Crochet Challenge

I hope you were excited about the Wenona Cocoon because I have the matching Wenona Preemie Beanie for it!  Did you think I would design this one without a matching beanie?  Ok, yeah, I did design a few others without beanies but not this one! I 

The Elegant Cocoon Cardigan – Free pattern

The Elegant Cocoon Cardigan – Free pattern

I love the Elegant Cocoon Cardigan because it is such a simple pattern that looks fabulous once completed. I guarantee even a beginner crocheter will be able to master the drunken granny stitch in no time once the first couple of rows are done.  If you can chain and double crochet then you can make this gorgeous spring / summer / early autumn cardigan!

A perfect match

The Elegant Cocoon cardigan uses the same stitch and the Elegant Hair Scarf (which is also a free pattern on the blog! WINK WINK)

So if you like matching accessories then we have you covered!

 

For all ages and optional extras!

This pattern is not age specific. It would look great on a teen, on her mum or on her grandma! The pdf version has options for sleeves and cuffs and also a ribbed border around the cardigan to which you may add a loop and button very easily.

The edging and sleeves are great additions if you want to use this during the autumn months. Or on those freezing winter days cozy up into it on the sofa with a hot chocolate whilst watching your favourite movie or reading a good book.

 

PDF Pattern links

You can find the pdf pattern which contains the optional extras for this cardigan in all of our usual shops:

 

Are you ready to get started on your Elegant Cocoon Cardigan??

Materials

  • #3 weight yarn or cotton of choice. I used approx. 1200 yards for the S/M without the sleeves (I estimate 1500 yards with sleeves) and 1650 yards for the L/XL with sleeves.
  • 4mm hook or hook to meet gauge
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Scissors

 

Gauge

2 blocks of stitches and 4 rows = 2” x 2”

 

Sizing

This pattern is size inclusive.

This pattern has 4 sizes – the measurements below are for the panels before assembly, sleeves and optional ribbing:

Size Bust Width of each panel Height of panel before assembly
S/M UP TO 38” 39” 31”
L/XL 38-46” 45” 33”
2XL / 3XL 46-54”” 50” 35”
4XL/5XL 54-62” 55” 37”

 

Abbreviations

  • CH – chain
  • CH SP – chain space
  • ST / STS – stitch / stitches
  • SK – skip
  • DC – double crochet
  • FPDC – Front post double crochet
  • BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet
  • Rep – repeat
  • FO – fasten off

Pattern notes:

  • Written in US terms
  • This pattern is reversible
  • Ch3 at the start of the row does count as a st.
  • To make the pattern wider you could use a bigger hook or a heavier weight yarn.

 

Row 1:            CH169 (199/224/249)

(4DC, CH3, DC) in 6th CH from hook, *SK4 CH’s (4DC, CH3, DC) in next CH*.

Rep from * to * until you have 3 ch’s remaining. Sk 2CH, DC in last CH, turn.

 

 

Row 2:            CH3, work (4DC, CH3, DC) in each CH3 sp across, DC in the top of the turning CH from the previous row, turn.

 

Rows 3 on:     Repeat row 2 until your panel measures 31” (33”/35”/37”) high (or desired height)

 

FO, weave in ends.

 

Assembly:

 

Step 1:            To assemble your cardigan, fold it in half so that the chain row and the last row you worked are together at the bottom with right sides facing.

 

 

Step 2:            From the top mark your armholes. You will need to measure down 6’’ (7’’/8’’/8.5’’) as per the figure photo below.

Do this on both sides.

 

 

Step 3:            Whip stitch from the bottom edge (remember, this is where your foundation row and last row worked meet) up to your stitch marker.

FO and weave in ends.

Repeat this step for the other side.

 

And there you have the basic Elegant Cocoon Cardigan!

Remember if you would like to add sleeves, cuff or ribbed edge you can find these instructions in the pdf pattern.

 

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Lacy Solomon’s Grid Crochet Scarf

Lacy Solomon’s Grid Crochet Scarf

I created this Lacy Solomon’s Grid Scarf pattern with the intention to introduce another way to work the Solomon’s Knot.  Making it into a grid by using double crochet stitches, this makes the scarf a lot more stable than the traditional Solomon’s Knot stitch does. 

Americana Coffee Beanie Cozy

Americana Coffee Beanie Cozy

The 4th of July is upon us and I needed to make the Americana Coffee Beanie Cozy!  We have 2 other great patterns for the 4th, but I really like our Coffee Beanie Cozies so I really wanted to make one festive for the 4th! 

Elegant Hairscarf

Elegant Hairscarf

Something came over me one day and I just had to design an elegant headscarf. I know! It’s not my usual kind of design.

When I think of head scarves I think of the 1950’s and old movies with (not so fast) open top cars, winding country roads, sunshine and that innocent romance element. So I knew that my design had to be lacy and lightweight to represent being carefree, pretty and simple to add to the elegance and practical because if it isn’t who is going to wear it?!

Head scarves look so cute on lots of women. Personally I don’t think I could pull this one off, but who knows in the summer with a super long summer dress I might pull off the boho vibe with it … maybe. I’m hoping!

 

 

Finding the right stitch for my Elegant Headscarf

So out came my stitch directories. You may have noticed that I am much more comfortable with the warmer stitches and my designs reflect that. Ordinarily I like to be cozy and wrapped up. And designing things with a spring and summer vibe in the middle of what feels like the longest winter ever has its own problems LOL.

There are so many pretty lacy stitches out there. But I found it hard to believe that the drunken granny stitch had not been used for something like this. It is such a great stitch, using only double crochets and chains (US terms) so is a great introduction to more open stitch work for beginner crocheters.

Elegant hair scarf uses the drunken granny stitch

Pattern links:

If you prefer an inexpensive pdf version of this pattern you can find it in the following places:

Our shop here

Ravelry here

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here

 

 

Materials you will need to create the Elegant Headscarf:

  • #2 weight yarn or cotton of choice. I used approx. 120 yards of Stylecraft Special 4 ply in cream.
  • 3.5mm hook
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Scissors

This is our first pattern that uses #2 weight (4 ply)yarn but for me it was a no-brainer decision. It is fine and lightweight so perfect for obtaining the lightweight, carefree elegance that I was looking for. I also happened to have some in my stash so that was a bonus!

#3 (DK) or #4 weight (aran) yarns add bulk and weight so your project will finish up being wider and heavier. Although the pattern works with them, and some of my testers used heavier yarns, I would recommend you try with a #2 weight first. I promise you will love the outcome!

 

Sizing:

My head scarf worked out at 2.75” by 58” – by all means make this one shorter but long enough to tie around a bun or ponytail and have the ends dangle a little. That too would look so pretty and be perfect for younger girls and moms alike!

 

Pattern Notes:

  • Written in US terms
  • This pattern is reversible
  • Ch3 at the start of the row does count as a st.
  • To make the pattern wider you could use a bigger hook or a heavier weight yarn.

 

Abbreviations:

  • Ch – chain
  • Ch sp – chain space
  • St / sts – stitch / stitches
  • Sk – skip
  • dc – double crochet
  • Rep – repeat
  • FO – fasten off

 

The Elegant Headscarf Pattern:

 

Row 1:            Ch19

(4dc, ch3, dc) in 6th ch from hook, *sk4 chs (4dc, ch3, dc) in next ch*.

Rep from * to * until you have 3 ch’s remaining. Sk 2ch, dc in last ch, turn.

 

Row 2:            Ch3, work (4dc, ch3, dc) in each ch3 sp across, dc in the top of the turning ch from the previous row, turn

 

 

Rows 3 on:     Repeat row 2 until your hair scarf measures approx 58” (or desired length)

FO, weave in ends.

 

Free pdf – 1 day only!!

On Wednesday 21st April 2021 ONLY you can get this pattern as a free pdf in the event hosted by High Desert Yarn using the coupon code.

This event is about things you can use or wear at home. This pattern is certainly something that you can wear at home – a great accessory that will surely get you compliments on those zoom meetings! Who says you shouldn’t look and feel good while you are working from home or enjoying the sunshine in your garden?

Click the button below to go to the round-up post and get the code you need:

Click the button below to take to you to the page you to get the pdf for free:

 

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Picot Fan Wrap Crochet Pattern

Picot Fan Wrap Crochet Pattern

Our latest shawl crochet pattern is here: the Picot Fan Wrap!  As the name implies, we used picot stitches and “fans” (shells with spacing) to get the look.  I love this wrap because it is so very pretty and lacy yet it was actually pretty 

Kate Coffee Beanie Cozy is here!

Kate Coffee Beanie Cozy is here!

Today we release our Kate Coffee Beanie Cozy (or CBC as we refer to them). It uses the same gorgeous and timeless stitch combo that is in all of our Kate designs. It is a great collection for girls of all ages from children to 

Raised Diagonal Friendship Square Pattern

Raised Diagonal Friendship Square Pattern

Raised Diagonal Friendship Square Pattern

Today’s Friendship Square is the Raised Diagonal Friendship Square and was designed by me (Sara).  I wanted something that had a little flair but would still be pretty easy to work up.  One trick I can tell you about this pattern, is to pay attention to where the post stitches are going–you will be working up in a diagonal line, using 3 post stitches (except for edges) to go upwards.  So you are offset by one post stitch each new row of front posts.  It will make a lot more sense below!

Although you do not have to make this one as part of the CAL. It would also make a great washcloth or you could increase the stitch count and make a pillow with it, or a gorgeous runner!

You can find links for the other squares for this CAL and the coupon code you need for this one  on our blog post, click the button below

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Pattern Links:

You can get this pattern in the following places:

Our shop here

Ravelry here

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here

 

Multiple

The multiple for this stitch is 10.  So if your square doesn’t come out to the 9″ x 9″ that it should using the hook you’re using, you know how to modify the starting chain or chainless foundation row to get you started!  This pattern works up the same way no matter how many stitches you have, so long as it is a multiple of 10 (plus 1 for the turning chain!).

 

Materials

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#4 Worsted Weight yarn of your choosing

5mm hook

Scissors

Yarn Needle

Stitch Markers (optional)

Blocking Board Set

Abbreviations

Ch(s)–chain(s)

St(s)–stitch(es)

fpdc–front post double crochet

sc–single crochet

rep–repeat

*–indicates where to start repeat

sk–skip

fo–fasten off

yo–yarn over

 

Gauge

17sc and 16 rows= 4×4” square

 

 

Pattern Notes

Written in US terms

  • Ch1 does not count as a stitch
  • Skip stitches behind post stitches
  • All post stitches are worked around post of stitch one row below (previous row made) unless stated otherwise in pattern.
  • Even numbered rows are all considered wrong side of the pattern and thus have the same instructions each time, which is written for you in row 2.

FPDC

Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below, and then from back to front again between the posts of the second and third stitches.

The hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the double crochet that you’re working around.

Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch.

You now have 3 loops on the hook.

Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice.

One front post double crochet (FP dc) is complete.

Video: https://youtu.be/nmWe76Y4v08

FSC:

STEP 1: Ch2, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook and pull up a loop, ch1 with using only 1 loop on the hook, yo and pull thru two loops.  This creates both the foundation chain and the first row of SC at the same time.

STEP 2: insert hook into the chain you just made in the first step (it will look like 2 loops or a normal “v” of the bottom of the stitch), pull up a loop; ch1 using first loop on the hook only; yo and pull thru last 2 loops.

STEP 3: continue step 2 until you have desired number of foundation single crochet stitches.

Video: https://youtu.be/wPHOG4VIi_Q

 

Pattern

Row 1–         Ch31 and sc in 2nd ch from hook and across

OR

FSC 30

 

Row 2–         (and all wrong side rows) Ch1, turn, sc in each stitch across

 

Row 3–         Ch1, sc in first sc, *sc in each of the next 4 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc from previous row, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc from previous row, FPDC around next sc, sc in next sc; Rep from * to last 9 sts, Ending: sc in each of the next 4 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc, FPDC around next sc, sc in each of last 2 sc, turn.

 

 

For The Next Set of Rows, This is the Repeat for the Pattern:

For Row 4–         Repeat row 2.

 

Row 5–         Ch1, sc in first sc, *sc in next 2 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1 sk next sc from previous row, FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk ch from previous row, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each next 3 sc; Rep from * to last 9 sts; Ending: sc in next 2 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc from previous row, FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk ch from previous row, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of the last 2 sc.

 

Row 6–         Repeat row 2.

 

For Row 7–         Ch1, sc in first sc, *FPDC around next sc, ch1 sk next sc, FPDC around nex FPDC, ch1, sk ch, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of the next 5 sc; Rep from * to last 9 sts; Ending: FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc, FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk next sc, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of the last 4 sc, turn.

 

Row 8–         Repeat row 2.

 

Row 9–         Ch1, sc in first sc, *FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk ch, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of the next 5 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc; rep from * to last 9 sts; Ending: FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk ch, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of last 6 sc, turn.

 

For Row 10–       Repeat row 2.

 

Row 11–       Ch1, sc in first sc, *FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of the next 5 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc, FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk ch; rep from * to last 9 sts; Ending: FPDC around next FPDC, sc in each of the next 5 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc, sc in last sc, turn.

 

Row 12–       Repeat row 2.

 

 

For Row 13–       Ch1, sc in first sc, *sc in each of next 4 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next sc, FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk next ch, FPDC around next FPDC, sc in next sc; rep from * to last 9 sts; Ending: sc in each of next 4 sc, FPDC around next sc, ch1, sk next ch, FPDC around next FPDC, ch1, sk next ch, sc in last sc, turn.

 

Finishing Your Square:

Continue repeating rows 4-13 until your square measures 9″ tall.

Do not fasten off.

 

Border:         Where you are at the end of the final row of the pattern, ch1 and turn.  SC across, placing [sc, ch1, sc] in the corner; sc evenly around the sides of the rows, also placing [sc, ch1, sc] in each corner—finishing up with a [sc, ch1] in the final corner and slip stitching to the first SC made.  Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

 

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The Bee Pillow – Free Crochet Pattern

The Bee Pillow – Free Crochet Pattern

  Can I say ‘Introducing the Bee Pillow’? Who doesn’t love bees? They have such an important role in our lives but sometimes I think it is way too easy to forget just how much they do for us! This pattern is actually reminding me