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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, 

A Handy Storage Basket – Free Pattern

A Handy Storage Basket – Free Pattern

I needed a handy storage basket so why not write it up as a free pattern? We had recently had a log burner put in and I needed something pretty to keep the logs in. I had also just gotten my first order of Hoooked 

Bunny Pillow – Free C2C Pattern

Bunny Pillow – Free C2C Pattern

The Bunny pillow and the Mini Corner to Corner course!

The bunny pillow was designed to be part of the free corner to corner mini course I have designed. It is aimed at teaching people the very basics of corner to corner.

You can find more about this course and get the breakdown and all the information and tutorial links you need HERE

 

Please note:

The pattern below is included in its entirety because it is meant to be used in conjunction with this course. I take you through all of the elements of the pattern, how to read the chart, written instructions and the colour block instructions. All of the links are in the post linked above.

 

Pattern links:

If you would like an inexpensive ad free version of this pattern you can purchase it in the following places:

Our shop here

Ravelry here

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here

 

Materials:

  • #4 weight yarn in 2 colors. I used caron simply soft and required one skein of each color.
  • 5mm hook
  • Stitch markers (recommended)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • 16” pillow form

Gauge:

Using C2C in the dc stitch as your gauge stitch, 2’’x 2’’ is 3 blocks x 3 blocks

Size:

Fits 16” pillow form

Abbreviations:

  • Col A – Color A – this is the background color
  • CA – color A – this is the background color
  • ColB–Color B–this is the bunny
  • CB–Color B–this is the bunny
  • FO—fasten off

 

Pattern Notes:

  • Written in US terms
  • This pattern is reversible so if you carry any yarn remember to work over it as you go. It is not recommended to carry yarn for more than a few C2C blocks.
  • This is a traditional C2C graph and is worked diagonally from the bottom right-hand corner. It ends at the top left-hand corner.
  • To work out how much yarn you will need you will need to do a sample swatch and then measure how much yarn you used per C2C block multiplying that by the number of blocks of that color and adding some for the tails to be worked in at the end.
  • Color charts with stitch totals are listed under the picture graph on the next page.

The Graph:

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Written instructions:

For the front panel of the bunny pillow

← Row 1 [RS]: (CA) (1 square)
→ Row 2 [WS]: (CA) x 2 (2 squares)
← Row 3 [RS]: (CA) x 3 (3 squares)
→ Row 4 [WS]: (CA) x 4 (4 squares)
← Row 5 [RS]: (CA) x 5 (5 squares)
→ Row 6 [WS]: (CA) x 6 (6 squares)
← Row 7 [RS]: (CA) x 4, (CB), (CA) x 2 (7 squares)
→ Row 8 [WS]: (CA) x 2, (CB) x 4, (CA) x 2 (8 squares)

 

← Row 9 [RS]: (CA) x 3, (CB) x 4, (CA) x 2 (9 squares)
→ Row 10 [WS]: (CA) x 2, (CB) x 5, (CA) x 3 (10 squares)

← Row 11 [RS]: (CA) x 4, (CB) x 5, (CA) x 2 (11 squares)

→ Row 12 [WS]: (CA) x 2, (CB) x 6, (CA) x 4 (12 squares)
← Row 13 [RS]: (CA) x 4, (CB) x 7, (CA) x 2 (13 squares)
→ Row 14 [WS]: (CA) x 2, (CB) x 7, (CA) x 5 (14 squares)
← Row 15 [RS]: (CA) x 5, (CB) x 8, (CA) x 2 (15 squares)
→ Row 16 [WS]: (CA) x 2, (CB) x 8, (CA) x 6 (16 squares)
← Row 17 [RS]: (CA) x 6, (CB) x 9, (CA) x 2 (17 squares)
→ Row 18 [WS]: (CA) x 2, (CB) x 9, (CA) x 7 (18 squares)
← Row 19 [RS]: (CA) x 7, (CB) x 10, (CA) x 2 (19 squares)
→ Row 20 [WS]: (CA) x 2, (CB) x 10, (CA) x 8 (20 squares)
← Row 21 [RS]: (CA) x 9, (CB) x 10, (CA) x 2 (21 squares)
→ Row 22 [WS]: (CA) x 3, (CB), (CA), (CB) x 7, (CA) x 10 (22 squares)

← Row 23 [RS]: (CA) x 11, (CB) x 6, (CA) x 6 (23 squares)

Reduce from the left and right

→ Row 24 [WS]: (CA) x 5, (CB) x 6, (CA) x 11 (22 squares)
← Row 25 [RS]: (CA) x 5, (CB) x 4, (CA) x 2, (CB) x 5, (CA) x 5 (21 squares)

→ Row 26 [WS]: (CA) x 5, (CB) x 10, (CA) x 5 (20 squares)
← Row 27 [RS]: (CA) x 5, (CB) x 10, (CA) x 4 (19 squares)
→ Row 28 [WS]: (CA) x 4, (CB) x 9, (CA) x 5 (18 squares)
← Row 29 [RS]: (CA) x 7, (CB) x 7, (CA) x 3 (17 squares)
→ Row 30 [WS]: (CA) x 3, (CB) x 7, (CA) x 6 (16 squares)
← Row 31 [RS]: (CA) x 5, (CB) x 8, (CA) x 2 (15 squares)
→ Row 32 [WS]: (CA) x 2, (CB) x 4, (CA), (CB) x 4, (CA) x 3 (14 squares)
← Row 33 [RS]: (CA) x 2, (CB) x 4, (CA) x 2, (CB) x 2, (CA) x 3 (13 squares)

 

→ Row 34 [WS]: (CA) x 8, (CB) x 2, (CA) x 2 (12 squares)
← Row 35 [RS]: (CA) x 11 (11 squares)
→ Row 36 [WS]: (CA) x 10 (10 squares)
← Row 37 [RS]: (CA) x 9 (9 squares)
→ Row 38 [WS]: (CA) x 8 (8 squares)
← Row 39 [RS]: (CA) x 7 (7 squares)
→ Row 40 [WS]: (CA) x 6 (6 squares)
← Row 41 [RS]: (CA) x 5 (5 squares)
→ Row 42 [WS]: (CA) x 4 (4 squares)
← Row 43 [RS]: (CA) x 3 (3 squares)
→ Row 44 [WS]: (CA) x 2 (2 squares)
← Row 45 [RS]: (CA) (1 square)

For the back panel of the bunny pillow

← Row 1 [RS]: (CA) (1 square)
→ Row 2 [WS]: (CA) x 2 (2 squares)
← Row 3 [RS]: (CA) x 3 (3 squares)
→ Row 4 [WS]: (CA) x 4 (4 squares)
← Row 5 [RS]: (CA) x 5 (5 squares)
→ Row 6 [WS]: (CA) x 6 (6 squares)
← Row 7 [RS]: (CA) x7 (7 squares)
→ Row 8 [WS]: (CA) x 8 (8 squares)
← Row 9 [RS]: (CA) x 9 (9 squares)
→ Row 10 [WS]: (CA) x 10 (10 squares)

← Row 11 [RS]: (CA) x 11 (11 squares)

→ Row 12 [WS]: (CA) x 12, (12 squares)

← Row 13 [RS]: (CA) x 13 (13 squares)

→ Row 14 [WS]: (CA) x 14 (14 squares)

← Row 15 [RS]: (CA) x 15, (15 squares)

→ Row 16 [WS]: (CA) x 16 (16 squares)

← Row 17 [RS]: (CA) x 17 (17 squares)

→ Row 18 [WS]: (CA) x 18 (18 squares)

← Row 19 [RS]: (CA) x 19 (19 squares)

→ Row 20 [WS]: (CA) x 20, (20 squares)

← Row 21 [RS]: (CA) x 21 (21 squares)

→ Row 22 [WS]: (CA) x 22 (22 squares)

← Row 23 [RS]: (CA) x 23 (23 squares) Reduce from the left and the right

→ Row 24 [WS]: (CA) x 22 (22 squares)

← Row 25 [RS]: (CA) x 21 (21 squares)

→ Row 26 [WS]: (CA) x 20 (20 squares)

← Row 27 [RS]: (CA) x 19 (19 squares)

→ Row 28 [WS]: (CA) x 18 (18 squares)

← Row 29 [RS]: (CA) x 17, (17 squares)

→ Row 30 [WS]: (CA) x 16 (16 squares)

← Row 31 [RS]: (CA) x 15, (15 squares)

→ Row 32 [WS]: (CA) 14 (14 squares)

← Row 33 [RS]: (CA) 13 (13 squares)

→ Row 34 [WS]: (CA) 12 (12 squares)

← Row 35 [RS]: (CA) x 11 (11 squares)

→ Row 36 [WS]: (CA) x 10 (10 squares)

← Row 37 [RS]: (CA) x 9 (9 squares)

→ Row 38 [WS]: (CA) x 8 (8 squares)

← Row 39 [RS]: (CA) x 7 (7 squares)

→ Row 40 [WS]: (CA) x 6 (6 squares)

← Row 41 [RS]: (CA) x 5 (5 squares)

→ Row 42 [WS]: (CA) x 4 (4 squares)

← Row 43 [RS]: (CA) x 3 (3 squares)

→ Row 44 [WS]: (CA) x 2 (2 squares)

← Row 45 [RS]: (CA) (1 square)

 

Color Block Instructions for the front of the bunny pillow

For the back panel of the bunny pillow

Sew in your ends and then you are ready to assemble your bunny pillow!

Assembly:

Step 1:          Take your front and back panels and place wrong sides together (this means that the right sides will be facing outwards).

Step 2:          SC around three sides of your cushion ensuring that you sc through both the front and the back panels.  At each corner (sc, ch1, sc). Do NOT work the last side yet.

Step 3:          Insert pillow form into cushion (see photo below) and then continue to sc along the last side. This might be a little trickier as you have the pillow form to work around too.  Slip stitch to the first stitch you made. Do not fasten off yet!

Step 4:          Crab stitch in each sc and ch1 space around. SS to join

Fasten off and weave in ends.

C2C mini Course

If you are new to crocheting corner to corner we have a mini course. Parts 1 and 2 take you through how to make this bunny pillow step by step. The post linked below will be updated as the new parts are released (9th, 16th and 23rd February 2021)

You can find it here!

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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 

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 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:

Note: this post does contain affiliate links. These may allow us to make a small commission on any purchases you make using these links but there will be no extra charge to yourself!

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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Kristine Cowl Pattern

Kristine Cowl Pattern

Introducing the Kristine Cowl pattern Yesterday I  released and give you the Kristine ear warmer patterns. Today’s cowl matches them perfectly and so far completes the ‘set’. Although I am thinking that I may need to come up with some fingerless gloves or mittens or 

Kristine Ear Warmer – Free Pattern

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The Hannah Ear Warmer and Cowl Set

The Hannah Ear Warmer and Cowl Set

There is a simple elegance to the Hannah Ear Warmer and Cowl set. I don’t know about where you are but here it is getting cold quickly this year! The leaves haven’t fallen off the trees and crunch under foot, they have just gone soggy and stick to your shoes!

This is the perfect time of year for a good ear warmer and cowl. And, of course, they make great gift sets.

Do you make items to keep or gift?

Almost all of what I make is gifted either as donations or as gifts. Quite often my daughter will try to claim it all for herself. It seems that the only thing I keep for me is the odd hat, scarf or cowl. Do you do the same? I wish I had kept some of my items but in my heart I know that they would have just looked pretty in the wardrobe or have been put away for the next 3 years.

But not this set!

This set I have kept. It is just so practical and handy for me. We have dogs and so it is perfect for walking them along our beach, or throwing them on and getting in the car to run errands.

Don’t tell anyone but I am also designing a Hannah beanie to go with it for when the temperatures really do plummet and I need a hat. This one will be double brimmed and is super warm. More about that later 🙂

Isn’t the texture fabulous?!!

 

PDF Pattern links

If you don’t want to keep scrolling down for the Hannah ear warmer and cowl set free pattern and prefer a pdf version you can find it in our shops:

Our shop here

Ravelry here

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here

 

Are you ready to make this one?

Note: this post does contain affiliate links at no extra cost to you!

Materials you will need:

Gauge:

Not important as long as your starting row is the correct length as per the info in the sizing and pattern notes sections.

 

Sizing:

Pattern for the earwarmer is written for several sizes – child(age 4-12)/ teen/ women’s small/ medium/ large. The length of your foundation row will be 18’’ (19’’/20’’/21’’/22’’) with a width of approx. 3.5’’ for child sizes and 4.25’’ for adult.

The cowl sizes are age 4-12 (27’’ x 10.5’’)/ teen (29’’ x 12’’) /  adult (32’’ x 13.5’’) so the length of your foundation row will be 27’’/29’’/32’’

 

 

Abbreviations:

  • Ch(s)–chain(s)
  • St(s)–stitch(es)
  • rep–repeat
  • sk—skip
  • fhdc – foundation half double crochet
  • hdc—half double crochet
  • sc – single crochet
  • N St – N stitch (see special stitches)
  • YO—yarn over
  • FO—fasten off

Pattern Notes:

  • Written in US terms.
  • Ch1 stitches at the beginning do not count as a st unless otherwise stated.
  • Please ensure that you note how the sizes are differentiated as per the sizing information above.
  • To alter the sizing make sure you have an even number of stitches at the end of round 1.

 

Special Stitches:

The Hannah set uses the N Stitch. If you have never worked it before please do not be intimidated by the name or the look of it – it isn’t a difficult stitch. In fact, we have a YouTube tutorial for it. You can find this below. We also have a left handed version on our YouTube Channel.

To work the N stitch: Sk 1 st, hdc in the next st, insert hook from the top to the bottom of the front loop only of the skipped stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through one loop, YO, insert the hook back into the st you did the hdc, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Fhdc: I find this has a more aesthetically pleasing finish than the chain starts to projects. You can find our tutorial on the foundation stitches: For right handed crocheter the video is linked below. We also have left handed tutorial for this on our YouTube Channel. I find this has a more aesthetically pleasing finish than the chain starts to projects.

 

Camel St     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 :

 

 

 

 

Pattern for Earwarmer:

 

Round 1 –       Fhdc 54 (58/60/64/66)  SS to join    (Note: you will use your tail to close the gap when you sew in your ends later)

OR

Ch 55 (59/61/65/67), hdc in third ch from hook and each ch across. Making

sure not to twist the chain, ss to the first st to join and create a circle.

Round 2 –        Ch1, camel st in each st around. SS to join. (54 (58/60/64/66))

Round 3 –       Ch1, N st around (26 /28/30/32/33 N sts)

                           SS to join.

Round 4-     Ch1, sc in each st around.

                          SS to join. (54 (58/60/64/66))

 

 

Rounds  5-6 (6/8/8/8) –   Repeat rounds 3 and 4

Round 7 (7/9/9/9)  –      Rep round 3. SS to join.

Round 8 (8/10/10/10) – Ch1, hdc in first st and each st around. SS to join (54 (58/60/64/66))

Round 9 (9/11/11/11) – Ch1, sc in the third loop in each st around. (54 (58/60/64/66))

FO and weave in ends.

 

 

Pattern for Cowl:

 

Round 1 –       Fhdc 80 (86/96)  SS to join

OR

Ch 81 (87/97), hdc in third ch from hook and each ch across. Making sure not

to twist the chain, ss to the first st to join and create a circle.

 

Round 2 –        Ch1, camel st in each st around. SS to join. (80 (86/96)

Round 3 –       Ch1, N st around (40 /43/48 N sts)

                        SS to join.

 

 

Round 4-       Ch1, sc in each st around.

                        SS to join. (80 (86/96))

Round  5 onwards –   Repeat rounds 3 and 4 another 10/12/14 times.

(Note: you can stop the repeats early if you think your cowl is tall enough!)

Round 22/26/30  –      Rep round 3. SS to join.

Round 23/27/31 –      Ch1, hdc in first st and each st around. SS to join (80(86/96))

Round 24/28/32 –      Rep round 2.

FO and weave in ends.

 

Special event:

On 4th November 2020 (which also happens to be my birthday!!) you can get this set as a FREE PDF download in the 2020 Gift Giving Blop Hop hosted by Crochets by Trista! Just click on the button below and use the code from her post, which can be found here .

 

 

Don’t forget to share your Hannah Ear Warmer and Cowl set with us on our social media! You can find us on FaceBook and Instagram

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Fireside Stocking

 

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Fireside Cottage Stocking

Fireside Cottage Stocking

Today we are introducing you to the Fireside Cottage Stocking and it is a free pattern below. First, a little more info about the Stocking! Did you know that this is the second stocking pattern that we have? Last year we released the Robin Stocking