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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, 

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 the more mature lady. So far we have a gorgeous warm wrap, a hat and scarf and now the CBC with a wristlet following soon!

If you have been following us for any length of time you will have probably realised that we get inspired by stitch combos and have quite a few collections that we keeping coming back to and adding to.

 

Naming our collections

We name our collections after the people we love. This particular collection was named after one of my sisters, Kate. We are also starting to add to our Hannah collection (another sister and Kate’s identical twin) and we have some Susan items (both my mum and my baby sister are called Susan). Sara has the Paige collection named after her daughter and the Robin collection named after her father. You get the idea!

We recently did a pattern tutorial on our YouTube Channel for the Kate Scarf!

These videos show you how to work the stitch combo you need for any of our Kate Collection patterns!

 

A practical gift

Our coffee beanie cozies make fantastic gifts. I team mine up with a Starbucks 20 oz cup and / or gift card when I am looking for something quick.

The Kate Coffee Beanie Cozy is more of a feminine design, but we do have more unisex designs too.

Feel free to check out

  • the herringbone cbc here,
  • the grit stitch cbc here and
  • the bean stitch cbc here.

They make great gifts for teachers, teens, adults, that last minute gift for a co-worker.

 

 

You can use them for your hot drinks during the autumn and winter and for your iced drinks in summer! My daughter uses hers on her shush drinks (they are basically ice with flavoured syrup) and she insists that there is always a couple in my handbag to use as required! Here she is using hers about a year ago – when we were allowed to go out places and have some fun!

works on hot or cold drinks!
Great for any age!

 

Pattern information:

  • Written in US terms
  • Pattern is worked from the bottom up, working the pattern by working the band first in rows, then joining the band’s ends to make a circle, thus working in the round for the rest of the pattern.

Sizing:

Fits 20 oz Starbucks’s take away cup, most travel mugs and Costa take away cups.

 

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Materials needed for the Kate CBC:

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Special stitches:

We link all of the videos you will need to help you create this one. Check out the videos above to see how they all work together in this stitch combo. You will need to use:

  •  front post double crochet,
  • back post double crochet
  • camel stitch or third loop only
  • crab st

 

Pattern Links:

You can get a copy of our Kate Coffee Beany Cozy Pattern in the following places:

Our shop here

Ravelry here

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here

 

You can also find us in the following places:

 

 

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Raised Diagonal Friendship Square Pattern

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The Bee Pillow – Free Crochet Pattern

The Bee Pillow – Free Crochet Pattern

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Herringbone Coffee Beanie Cozy Crochet Pattern

Herringbone Coffee Beanie Cozy Crochet Pattern

Herringbone Coffee Beanie Cozy

Herringbone CBC

I love the herringbone stitch and it works so perfect with this Herringbone Coffee Beanie Cozy!  It really has a classic look that is just so pretty.  Also great for a his & hers coffee cup cozy.  Super stocking stuffers and quick gifts to make!

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We love to use 100% cotton yarn for ours but not just any cotton yarn.  We really like Paintbox Yarns Cotton.  They have a huge color selection and the cotton is both durable and soft.  Not to mention–low pill!

Personal Creativity

This is one of those Coffee Beanie Cozies where you can be in total control of the look.  The herringbone stitch is traditionally done by turning each row or round.  When working in the round however, you have the option to just keep going in the same direction.

Turning Each Round
No Turning Each Round

Totally up to you which one you like more.  I like them both but “lean” towards turning each round.  I initially designed this with no turning.  Helen then decided to give it a try and I was like “I LOVE IT!”

Materials Needed

About 60 yards of #4 worsted weight/medium (10 ply) 100% cotton yarn

5mm crochet hook

Stitch Markers

Scissors

Tapestry Needle

Special Stitches Used

HHDC  YO, insert hook into indicated st, yo, pull up a loop and immediately pull that thru 1 loop, YO, pull thru the last loops on the hook.

Camel       This is also known as “third loop” hdc.  To do this:

YO, insert hook into the THIRD loop of the HDC from the     previous row (this will be a horizontal bar below the two loops you normally work into.  If working in the round, it will be on the INSIDE of your work).  Pull up a loop, YO and pull thru all 3 loops on your hook.

You can find our video tutorial on how to do this here :

 

Crab st      This is a wonderful border stitch!  To do this: ch1, sc in the stitch to the RIGHT of your hook (you normally work to the left).  Do this all the way around and slip stitch where you can INSIDE the project.  This automatically creates a twisted “crab claw” look.

BLO: Back loop only is commonly used to create ribbing for projects.  To do this:

Ch1, insert hook into the back loop only of indicated stitch and complete the indicated stitch.

Pattern Links

Sunflower Store here 

Ravelry here 

Etsy here 

LoveCrafts here

 

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Men’s Wrist Warmers – Free Pattern

Men’s Wrist Warmers – Free Pattern

The Richard wrist warmers (named after my very supportive husband) are a more masculine version of our Susan Wrist warmers. These men’s wrist warmers are a great gift idea, and a good way to use your scraps or bust that stash! Do you remember our 

The Kate Scarf

The Kate Scarf

The Kate scarf is our newest member of the Kate Collection! The Kate collection is actually named after one of my sisters. There are a few more items coming in this collection – we have a beanie, a baby bonnet and baby blanket, a mug 

The Kate Hat

The Kate Hat

What came first – the Kate hat or the matching scarf? Honestly, it was the hat… I think! I mentioned in the scarf post that these patterns were actually designed a year ago but releasing them was postponed. Another designer brought out a very similar design after we had completed testing etc. I was nervous about releasing this pattern because I didn’t want to be accused of copying. I have seen how these things can play out in social media and being a new designer that scared me. It turns out I shouldn’t have worried. Our designs are sufficiently different and the designer has been lovely about it.

Isn’t this stitch combo gorgeous!!

I love this stitch combo! It is quite a fun one to work up and works up quickly so I have really enjoyed coming up with different patterns for this. Of course we have several just waiting in the wings to release – a coffee beanie cozy, mug cozy, baby bonnet (from size preemie) and blanket, a gorgeous wrist bag which is perfect for bridesmaids! The list just goes on.

 

 

Do you love this stitch combo as much as me?

If you can chain, double crochet, front post double crochet and back post double crochet then you can make just about anything with this stitch combination! If you want to see how easy it is check out our YouTube video tutorial on how to make there scarf pattern. (We also have a left handed version on our channel.)

 

https://youtu.be/QM_Ibt3SMyA

 

Pattern Links:

This one is a paid pattern only. You can get the inexpensive pdf in all of our shops:

Ravelry here

Our Shop here

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here

 

 

Pattern specifics:

The Kate hat comes in three sizes:

Small – 18’’ circ, 7.5’’ tall

Medium – 19’’ circ, 9’’ tall

Large – 20’’ circ, 10’’ tall

 

You will need the following materials:

– #4 weight yarn (aran)

– large hat – around 180 yards

– medium – 155 yards approx.,

– small –  140 yards approx

– 4mm and a 5 mm hook

– Needle to sew in ends

– Tape measure

– Stitch marker (optional)

 

Links to video tutorials for all special stitches are included in the pattern.

 

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The Hannah Coffee Beanie Cozy

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