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Introducing Samantha’s Hope Cowl Crochet Pattern!
Most of you will have read our blog post from the 14th October 2019 explaining why we became involved in the Crochet Cancer Challenge this year. During the month of October, 31 designers are giving away a free hat pattern for a time. In return recipients of the free pattern are pledging to make at least 1 beanie from that pattern to donate to a cancer patient or charity by the end of 2019.
I think we all agree – CANCER SUCKS!!!
Medical advancements have come on so much over the last few years, but still far too many people are touched by it, and too many ultimately loose their battle. The treatments almost always have brutal side effects. On the plus side, more people than ever before are beating cancer! That’s great. We are certainly moving in the right direction. Maybe one day we will have an almost perfect cure? We can only hope!
Crochet with Love:
The #CrochetCancerChallenge initiative has certainly made a difference, with over 25,000 hats pledged so far … and we are still going. We are on course to exceed the target this year of 50,000 hats donated!!
Crochet is awesome! Its a craft that just keeps on giving. We may never know the recipients of our endeavours, but they certainly know and appreciate the love that we put into our craft. And the crochet community is so generous!
As designers, and with cancer being something that has touched us both (albeit in different ways) we are humbled and honoured to be part of the #CrochetCancer Challenge. We named our beanie Samatha’s Hope after Elizabeth Montgomery who died only 8 weeks after diagnosis of colon cancer.
Nervous about it’s reception
Whilst we were designing this beanie, we also designed the accompanying cowl to go with it. However, we were a little nervous about what reception our beanie would get. I mean, we were donating patterns alongside some of our favourite designers! Its kind of like going for a meal and being told that your idol sat exactly where you are sitting the night before! We hoped for the best but nerves were certainly getting to us by the time our day came around!
So we left the cowl pattern to be published at a later time. After all the challenge is about the hats!
We got rave reviews!
We are so very thrilled by the reviews that we have had for our Samantha’s Hope beanie. You guys have loved it! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!!
Samantha’s Hope Cowl – and a thank you gift from us!
You can see that the Samantha’s Hope Cowl pattern is just cute! Its really warm. And it’s been given the thumbs up by my daughter, Jorja. The set makes a cute mummy and me gift too as you can see from the photo below. (Please excuse me – I take a hideous photo, and as you can see Rachel didn’t pick a good pose to photograph LOL!!)
We don’t feel that words express how amazing you guys have been so we are going to release the Samantha’s Hope Cowl pattern at sale prices as a special thank you! Grab your copy for less than the cost of a coffee and save 50% on the regular price. Price will increase on 8th November when the hat pattern is no longer free.
#5 weight yarn (chunky) the adult cowl uses around 140 yards (I used less than 1 skein of Sirdar’s Harrop Tweed.
Needle to sew in ends
Stitch marker (optional)
2’’ x 2’’ is 7hdc x 5 rows
Adult – circumference 32’’
Teen – circumference 29’’
Age 4-10 – circumference 27’’
Toddler – circumference 23’’,
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Crayon Pencil Case Crochet Pattern, Part of the August Blog Hop!
When E’Claire Makery sent out a message asking for some nifty Back-to-School themed patterns, we couldn’t resist and set out to design the Crayon Pencil Case crochet pattern!
I was literally just sitting on my couch thinking, “what would be a good back-to-school item?” Then the design just poured out of me. I messaged Helen and said, “Here! I have a rough draft of a pattern for you for the blog hop!!”
Poor Helen…. She had to decipher my notes rather than using an actual pattern!
About the Pattern:
I knew that anything crocheted might have some holes in it so I designed this to be lined and have a zipper installed as well. You can use craft felt or any fabric you have on hand. I also recommend hand sewing rather than trying to push all that through your sewing machine however, I have put my little Brother sewing machine through the test and I did break one needle but the machine still works!
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Let’s get rolling on this pattern!
- About 200 yards total of worsted/aran acrylic or cotton yarn (something machine washable) in 3 colors—black for the stripes, and any 2 shades of the same color. Ex: light and medium shades of pink, purple, blue, etc.
- 5mm H-8 crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Stitch markers (optional)
- Craft felt or fabric
SC –single crochet
Sk – skip
BLO – Back loop only
SS – slip stitch
Sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a1irlGWy04
*to*–Repeat the instructions written between the two *
FO – fasten off
Chain 1 at the beginning does not count as a stitch.
Row 1–Make 2. In color A: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across
Rows 2-5–ch1, turn, repeat row 1
Rows 6-9–In color B: ch1, turn, sc in each st across (21)
Rows 10-11–In color C: ch1, turn, sc in each st across (21)
Rows 12-13–In color B: ch1, turn, sc in each stitch across (21)
Rows 14-15–In color C: ch1, turn, sc in each st across (21)
Rows 16-25–In color B: ch1, turn sc in each st across (21)
Rows 26-27–In color C: ch1, turn, sc in each st across (21)
Rows 28-29–In color B: ch1, turn, sc in each st across (21)
Rows 30-31–In color C: ch1, turn, sc in each st across (21)
Rows 32-34–In color B: ch1, turn, sc in each st across (21)
You will work in Color A from here:
Row 35–In color A: ch1, turn, sc in each st across (21)
Row 36–ch1, turn, sc BLO in each st across (21)
Row 37–ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across until last 2 sts, sc2tog
Rows 38-47–repeat row 37 until only 3 sts remain
FO and weave in ends.
In Color C:
Sc in each stitch around the edges of your crayon sides, ensuring to put 2sc in each corner to keep the shape.
Place your two sides wrong sides together and either sc around or sew edges together, leaving a gap for your zipper along the top of one of the long sides.
To finish your pencil case, you will likely want to line it and add the zipper. Helen used fabric, I used craft felt. To use either, you can cut a piece of your chosen lining to fit the inside of your case by turning your case inside out to get an easier measurement.
Once you have your measurement, cut your chosen liner and hand-sew it (or machine sew if you’re brave enough to put your machine through that!) to the bag. I’d keep it about 1/4th of an inch from the top of the edges.
Explaining how to add the zipper is wordy, so here’s a link to lining and zippers for crochet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJi9Fs7z76o
I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as we and our testers did! I personally loved how it came out and would use this for more than a pencil case. Hook case, make up bag, just about anything!
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Jorja Crochet Table Runner Pattern
The Perfect Crochet table runner pattern is here!
Before diving into the crochet table runner pattern, I need to explain why it was important to include this in the collection.
I had my coasters, placemats and napkin rings. They looked so pretty on the table.
When they weren’t being used the table looked bare and boring.
It needed something for everyday when the mats were not being used as its impractical with two large dogs, kids and of course the biggest kid of all, sometimes referred to as ‘husband’.
For me the table runner fit the bill and is easy to move when my daughter and her friends decide to empty the arts and craft cupboard…
And it looks beautiful with a vase of flowers in the middle!
So jumping straight in, you will need:
The special stitches used are:
PSC – sc in first stitch of row only, *insert hook into same sp and yo pull through, insert hook into next space and yo pull through, yo pull through all three loops on hook.*
FSC – Foundation single crochet
PSC – paired single crochet
Sk – skip
SS – slip stitch
*to*–Repeat the instructions written between the two *
FO – Fasten off
Note: to adjust size FSC any odd number of stitches and work any odd number of rows.
In colour A:
Row 1: FSC 33, ch1, turn
Row 2: PSC 33, ch1, turn
Rows 3-143: repeat row 2 but do not turn work at the end of row 143.
Rnd 1: In the last stitch of row 33 *(sc2, ch2, sc2) this will create your first corner. PSC in next 141sts, (sc2, ch2, sc2) in the next st, PSC in next 31 stitches* twice, ss to first sc.
Join colour B to any ch2 space
Rnd 2: ch4, sk1, ss in next st, *ch3, sk1, ss to next st* around.
Note: you should have 18 ch3 spaces along the short side and 73 ch3 spaces on the longer sides.
Rnd 3: SS to next ch3 sp, *ch3, ss to next ch3 sp* around.
Note: you will find that you create a ch3 for each corner again on rows 3 and 5. If you cannot see them gently stretch your table runner a little and they should be visible. You may want to use stitch markers to mark each corner.
Rnd 4-5: repeat round 3
Attach colour A to any corner.
Rnd 6: *(Sc2, ch2, sc2) in corner, (sc2 in next ch2 sp) to next corner ch3 * repeat 3 more times, ss to first sc.
Rnd 7: ch1, sc in each st around and in each ch2 ensure you (sc2, ch2, sc2). SS to first sc.
FO and weave in ends.
There you have it, the last element of the official Jorja Collection.
If you would like to know more about the special stitch used in this tutorial, please visit this post which includes written and video tutorial.