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Week 3 – Stash Busting Challenge

Week 3 – Stash Busting Challenge

This is the final week of the Stash Busting Challenge for 2021! There have been some fabulous patterns offered to you through this challenge this year. Not to worry, there is still some fabulous patterns to be had below. Make sure you grab them with 

Easter and Clover Coffee Beanie Cozies Crochet Patterns

Easter and Clover Coffee Beanie Cozies Crochet Patterns

This week, we are releasing two CBC’s for you: Clover and Easter Coffee Beanie Cozies!  We wanted to give you enough time to make both for both Holidays. The Clover CBC features an applique that is attached while working the project–don’t worry!  I show you how 

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 cozy, a coffee beanie cozy  and a gorgeous purse perfect for wedding season all waiting in the wings to be released! I just keep coming back to this stitch pattern and thinking it would be great for so many things!

The Kate Scarf has been waiting a while!

This pattern has waited almost a year to be released. I wrote it, had it tested and ready to go with the matching beanie and then a designers nightmare happened. A similar pattern to the beanie we have waiting was released by another designer. There are differences between the patterns that make them sufficiently different, but it knocked my confidence a little and we decided to wait until the winter to release this one and allow sufficient time that it didn’t seem like a copy.

Don’t worry …

I have talked through it with the other designer and all is good! She knows that we didn’t copy her design and told me to get it out there! So we are releasing the scarf first. The beanie will follow in a  day or so!

Quick Make:

This pattern is a quick make, and the scarf is so cozy!

 

Pattern PDF

You can get this pattern as an inexpensive PDF also in the usual places:

Ravelry here

Etsy here

Our Shop here

Lovecrafts here

 

Are you ready for the free pattern?

The pattern Specifics:

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Also, please note that this pattern and its images are copyright protected and the sole property of Sara Marsh and Helen Wilkinson of Sunflower Cottage Crochet.  Please do not redistribute, transfer, or sell the pattern, or alter it to claim as your own. You may sell any products you create from this pattern. Please credit us by linking online listings Facebook, Website, and tag us on Instagram.

 

You will need:

Gauge is not important. My scarf measures approximately 7.5″ x 70″

Abbreviations:

  • Ch(s)–chain(s)
  • Alt ch3 – alternate chain 3
  • St(s)–stitch(es)
  • rep—repeat
  • dc–double crochet
  • fpdc – front post double crochet
  • bpdc – back post double crochet
  • sk—skip

Pattern notes:

  • Written in US terms
  • Easily adapted for width and length.
  • Stitch multiples of 6 plus 3 if chaining to start, or 6 plus 1 if foundation row is used.
  • Alt ch3 counts as a st.
  • We work this scarf from left to right rather than bottom to top. Our first row therefore creates the height and we work to the length we desire.

 

 

 

Special Stitches:

Alt Ch3:

This is a way of starting the row without using the ch3 which can look gappy at the edges. To do the alt ch3 turn your work, sc into the first st and then ch2. This counts as a stitch.

Foundation half double crochet:

You can find our  right handed tutorial on this at  https://youtu.be/wPHOG4VIi_Q We also have a left handed tutorial. I find that this gives a much better finish than a chain start.

Front Post and Back Post Double Crochet:

You can find our video tutorial on the fpdc:

Right handed version –  https://youtu.be/nmWe76Y4v08

Left handed version –  https://youtu.be/biHxNSKo5Vw

For the bpdc visit https://youtu.be/hTPKAPQblkE

 

The Pattern:


Row 1-           Fhdc 31 (or any multiple of 6 plus 1) OR

Ch33 (or any multiple of 6 plus 3 to get the desired height)

 

Row 2 –            If you chained:  [2dc, ch1, 2dc] in 6th ch from hook.  *sk 2 sts, dc in next st, sk 2 sts, [2dc, ch1, 2dc] in next st; rep from * to end–end with a dc in final stitch.

 

If you used the fhdc :

Alt ch3, sk 2 sts, [2dc, ch1, 2dc] in next st, *sk2, fpdc in the next st, sk2, [2dc, ch1, 2dc] in next st

Rep from * to end–end with a dc in final stitch.

 

 

 

 

Row 3-        Turn, alt ch3 (counts as a st), *in the next ch1 sp (2dc, ch1, 2dc), sk the next 2 sts, bpdc around the post of the next dc *

                  Rep from * to * until you work into the last ch1 sp of the row.  Dc in top of the turning chain from previous row.

 

 

Row 4-        Turn, alt ch3 (counts as a st), *in the next ch1 sp (2dc, ch1, 2dc), sk the next 2 sts, fpdc around the post of the next dc *

                  Rep from * to * until you work into the last ch1 sp of the row.  Dc in top of the turning chain from previous row.

 

 

 

 

Row 4-138   Repeat rows 3 and 4 until you reach the desired length.

 

Row 139        If you started with the fhdc row:

Alt ch2 (which is a sc and one ch) in the first st, hdc in each st and ch1 sp across.

 

FO and weave in ends.

 

Your Kate scarf is completed!

 

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Asymmetrical Scarf Crochet Pattern

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The Paige Crochet Collection of Patterns

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4th of July Crochet Patterns You Will Need!

4th of July Crochet Patterns You Will Need!

,4th of July crochet patterns

The Only 4th of July Crochet Patterns You Will Need!

In 2019, we designed some very cool 4th of July crochet patterns that you just need to have for your home!  I personally use my bunting each year on my fireplace and I have several of the can cozies that my family and I use on a regular basis!

Someday, I will have a front porch on my house that I can put this beautiful bunting onto…I keep dreaming for one….  It makes me think of southern charm and good ol’ American 4th of July fun.

X’s Can and Glass Bottle Cozy

I think the X’s Can and Glass Bottle Cozy is just beautiful done in the traditional Red, White, and Blue colors. We recommend using 100% cotton yarn for this project; as it keeps your hands dry and machine washes well.  I feel that it adds the perfect amount of festive decoration that each of your friends and family members can use!  Get the jumbo skeins in Lily Sugar N Cream or the large cones and you will be making enough for your entire party!

Imagine your table set out with a bunch of these cozies all in festive American colors for your guests to use, or even take home with them!  Your party will be the talk of your friends and family for a long time!

PDF Pattern Links

As usual you can get the PDF Pattern for this one in all of the usual places:

Our shop here

Etsy here

Ravelry here

 

 

4th of July Bunting

I designed this bunting last year, at about the same time as the X’s Can and Glass Bottle Cozy was designed.  I wanted a 4th of July decoration that was both fans and pennants, because I loved the look of both.  Adding the the little hanging stars was just the icing on the cake!

Originally, I made this twice as long as you see in the photo.  I then realized that it was better half the size.  If anyone wanted, they could just make more of each swag, pennant, and stars to suit their sizing needs.  All you would have to do is continue crocheting the chain and adding more parts!  I have two of these, myself, which I plan on hanging one outside and one inside!

One of our testers for this loved it so much that she made several!  She did one that was the original design.  Another was all pennants, and the third was all swags.  I’m glad she loved it!

PDF Pattern links

You can find our 4th July bunting in all of our shops:

Our shop here

Etsy here

Ravelry here

Publication

The 4th of July Bunting was also featured in Quick and Easy Crochet’s December 2019 publication for the UK, and January 2020’s publication for the USA.

Helen had gotten an email from a lady at the publication, as they had seen the bunting and just loved it.  Helen quickly (and with full of glee) contacted me and we set to getting them the information needed.  So, this meant that Helen needed to crochet up another bunting to send to them for pictures.  Thank goodness she’s super fast with that hook!

We were so happy to have our first magazine appearance!

Special Coupon!

As part of the celebration of the 4th of July, we’re having a sale on these two patterns: 40% off of each pattern! This sale will last from 1st June 2021 until 3rd July 2021

For the Sunflower Shop you will need to use a code … Use code 4thofJuly.

For Etsy and Ravelry, no coupon code is needed!

 

 

Sun at Home Event – Free Patterns

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We teamed up with some  designer friends to bring you the Sun at Home event where each designer offered you a FREE PDF Pattern for one day during May 2020. The patterns were for items that you can use outside in the garden if you 

Stash Busting Challenge Week 4!

Stash Busting Challenge Week 4!

The Stash Busting Challenge Week 4 has now finished!! Can you believe that it is over already? Did you collect the patterns when they were available? I have decided to keep the round-up posts because a lot of these patterns are available either free on 

Hooking With Made By Gootie

Hooking With Made By Gootie

Welcome Back to Hooking With

In this week’s Hooking With, we interviewed Agat Rottman of Made By Gootie.  Read on to get to know Agat!

Hi! My name is Agat (it’s the Hewbrew word for Agate, a precious stone).  I live in Haifa, a city near the Mediterranean Sea in the north of Israel.  However, I grew up in north-east Israel in a small village and after my mandatory service in the army I moved to Haifa to study food engineering.  I met my husband at the university and stayed at the big city.

A Little Background…

My mother is a ceramics artist and her creativity has always been a source of inspiration for me.  I’m also the kind of person who likes to keep her hands busy and so, naturally, my mother decided to teach me how to knit.  She taught me the basics (knit and purl) when I was 12 and ever since, I’ve been developing my skills through the great help of the internet.  Five years ago, I taught myself how to crochet–I wanted to expand my skills and fell in love with it.

I really love designing patterns, it’s a great creative outlet.  I always start out with an idea, move to a sketch and from there, enthusiasm (and a good deal of iterations) make it into reality.  My ideas usually start out as a project where I couldn’t find a pattern that I really like.  A few years ago, I decided that I want to share my designs and so I started writing them down.  Since then, I’ve been getting great feedback, which motivates me to keep going.  Two of my patterns were even published in I Like Crochet magazine and another pattern is due to be published in Simply Crochet magazine.

Current Situation:

I’m currently a product development food engineer in a dairy alternatives company.  While I really like my job, designing patterns is my greatest passion and I hope to make it my main business in the near future.

Hooking With Made By Gootie

Q: When did you start designing?

A: I published my first pattern in late 2017.

Q: Do you have a blog? If so, when did you start that up?

A: Yes! My blog is “Made By Gootie” (Gootie is my childhood nickname).  I started my blog a few months ago.

Q: What was your initial plan with your blog and designs?

A: My initial plan was to design decorative and practical things, blankets, coasters, table centerpieces.  For my blog, my plan is to post different tutorials (basics and advanced) and some of my patterns.

Q: How have your designs and designing process evolved?

A: I started with small things and when my close friends were having babies, I started designing blankets.

Q: What designs do you specialize in?

A: Blankets and decorative items.

Q: Do you have a favorite few stitches you like to use or do you always try to do new ones?

A: I usually love to try new ones and expand my stitches “library”, but my favorites are the moss stitch and puff stitch.

Q: When you come up with an idea, does it come first from yarn you have or do you find yarn to fit the idea?

A: I will find yarn that fits my idea.

Q: When did you start crocheting?

A: 5 years ago.

Q: What made you decide to become a designer?

A: I wanted to create something of my own, something new which will be exactly how I want it to be.

Q: Are there any patterns not your own that you just love?

A: I really love Tinna’s designs, they’re so unique and ambitious.

Q: Who/what inspired you?  Does this still inspire you?  Why?

A: My mom is my inspiration, she’s a ceramic artist.  I love how she always has new ideas and everything she creates is different than the other.

Q: Of your patterns, which is your favorite and why?

A: My Christmas crochet ornament.  It was inspired by Fibershare partner and I love that there’s a meaning and someone I was thinking of when I was designing it.

Q: Are there any crochet techniques/stitches you wish to learn this year?

A: Yes, Tunisian crochet.

Q: What are your biggest crochet challenges and how do you plan on overcoming that?

A: My biggest challenge at the moment is making time to crochet.  Due to my full time job, I usually crochet only on the weekend.  My plan is to make reasonable goals before every weekend so I will have a clear schedule.

Q: Have you ever lost your crojo and how did you overcome that?

A: Of course.  I usually turn to my friend and ask if there is something they want for themselves or for their home and draw inspiration from their wishes.

Q: What three tips can you offer to anyone that crochets?

A: 1. Be patient–practice makes perfect.  2.  Do what you love–crochet things that make you happy and creative, not the popular things on the media.  3.  If you don’t find the pattern you’re looking for, try and create it on your own, you might surprise yourself!

Wrap Up

We enjoyed getting to know Agat and hope you enjoyed it, too.  As a gift to our readers, Agat has provided a free crochet pattern!  Agat also would like to provide 20% off of her Ravelry and Etsy stores with code SUNFLOWER.

Links provided below:

Joyful Mandala Free Crochet Pattern

Ravelry

Etsy

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An Introduction to the Crunch Stitch

An Introduction to the Crunch Stitch

Today we are providing you with an introduction to the crunch stitch. Have you seen the Crunch stitch before? What projects have you used it in? The crunch stitch is a great stitch for a beginner or a more confident crocheter. It has a fabulous