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Shell Trellis Stitch tutorial

Shell Trellis Stitch tutorial

Today I thought I would show those of you who have not worked this stitch before how to do the shell trellis stitch with this tutorial. Keep an eye out because I have plans for a couple of designs using this stitch. I will try 

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, 

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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You will need:

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


  • 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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Crochet Pattern for 4th of July

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Crochet 4th of July Garland or Bunting Pattern Tutorial I want to share with you a crochet pattern that we released last year at this time that had rave reviews from our testers.  The 4th of July Bunting.  When I created this pattern, I had 

Woven Stitch Bookmark Crochet Pattern

Woven Stitch Bookmark Crochet Pattern

Learn to crochet the Woven Stitch with our Bookmark pattern! This week we are learning the Woven Stitch a little differently than normal—we’re using our Bookmark pattern!  You’ll learn how to crochet this stitch along with a free pattern. I like this stitch because it 

Crayon Pencil Case Crochet Pattern

Crayon Pencil Case Crochet Pattern

Crayon Pencil Case Crochet Pattern

crayon pencil case crochet pattern

I was thinking about what would make a good back-to-school themed pattern when this idea just popped into my head.  I quickly checked Pinterest to make sure no one had done a crayon shaped and colored pencil case.  Not finding anything,  I then set out to start crocheting it.  As I went along (it was just crocheting itself, basically), I wrote down very basic notes, such as “Row 3–sc –>”, and so on.  Poor Helen…. She had to decipher my notes rather than using an actual pattern!

I really loved how the use of different shades of the same color made this work out so well, with the perfect placement of black lines to make it look just like a crayon!

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!

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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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

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Lovecrafts here

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Spider Stitch Crochet Tutorial

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Wattle Stitch Handbag Free Crochet Pattern

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Wattle Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Wattle Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Stitch of the Week: Wattle Stitch Crochet Tutorial

wattle Stitch tutorial

This week’s Stitch of the Week tutorial is on the Wattle Stitch.

I feel that this stitch is super easy but creates a very nice texture, especially when more than one color is used.

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You ready to learn this stitch?


You will need a few things to get started, as per usual.

  • Yarn—I used Red Heart Super Saver, as I usually do for these Stitch of the Week tutorials. White and Cherry Red are the colors in the picture above.
  • 5mm hook. You can use any hook that the yarn you’re using recommends.
  • Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)
  • Scissors




YO—yarn over

FO—fasten off


DC—double crochet

SC—single crochet


The wattle stitch is another paired stitch, combining a single crochet and double crochet which are linked by a chain 1 between them.  Being paired means they are worked into the same stitch.

The foundation row is always the hardest row as you’re working into a little chain, but afterwards, it is quite quick to work up.  Just be sure to check and make sure you have the correct number of groups of stitches at the end of each row and that you do not miss working into the turning chain.

I also feel that this is a great stitch for cotton project such as kitchen and bath as well as purses and bags.  Be sure to check for the Stitch of the Week pattern using the Wattle Stitch, which launches right after this post the following day.


The multiple for this stitch is 3sts + 2, plus 1 for the foundation chain.  Basically, 3 sts plus 3 for the turning chain.

Wattle Stitch Tutorial:

Let’s get down to it:

Step 1: (row 1) Skip 2ch (counts as 1sc).

Step 2: (row 1 cont.) *[1sc, ch1, 1dc] in next ch, skip 2ch; rep from * to last ch, turn.

Step 3: (row 2) Ch1 (counts as a sc), skip first sc and next dc, *[sc, ch1, dc] into the next ch sp, skip next sc and next dc; rep from * to last ch sp, [sc, ch1, dc] in turning chain, turn.

Another way to explain it is to put [sc, ch1, dc] into each ch1 space across the row, being sure to put that same combo into the turning chain.

Step 4: Repeat step 3, which is the repeat for each row onward.


Don’t forget to check out the YouTube Video of this stitch for even more help with learning how to do this.  You can also download a copy of this post on our Stitch of the Week section of the site to keep a copy for yourself!

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Up and Down (Houndstooth) Crochet Tutorial

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