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Robin’s Cables Blanket

Robin’s Cables Blanket

  We couldn’t miss the opportunity to bring you a pattern for the Robin’s Cables Blanket now could we? It uses the same stitch combo as the Robin’s Poncho, hat and scarf, coffee beanie cozy and mug cozy (which will be released soon). I mean, 

2 in 1 Beach / Market Bag Free Pattern

2 in 1 Beach / Market Bag Free Pattern

This 2 in 1 beach / Market bag started life as a market bag. But I loved the textures and way these stitch combinations were working and so had to make the tote style too! The peacock fan stitch is definitely one I will be 

Free Lacy Hair Scarf Pattern

Free Lacy Hair Scarf Pattern

The Lacy Hair Scarf was actually the first hair scarf pattern that I designed! Even before the Elegant Hair Scarf (also a free pattern).

My hair scarves are inspired by those glamourous silver screen icons. The carefree car rides over the mountains or along the coast in beautiful old convertible cars. Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, fabulous Italian backdrops …. you get the idea.

The Lacy Hair Scarf has such a gorgeous lacy texture to it. And you can make it with or without the solid ends. Or make it shorter so it can be wrapped around a bun or pony tail. It makes such a glamorous hairband.

 

 

Hints and tips when making the Lacy Hair Scarf

The biggest tip I can give you for this one is to crochet it whilst the house is quiet!

I made the mistake of not and lost my place in the rows several times which was so frustrating. Because of this you will need to concentrate  a little more than with some of our other patterns despite the easy stitches used. In fact one or two of my testers made the same mistake.

 

PDF Links

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Pattern Notes:

  • Written in US terms
  • This pattern is reversible
  • Ch1 at the start of the row does not count as a st.
  • To make the pattern wider you could use a bigger hook or a heavier weight yarn.
  • I tell you how wide my project was at a couple of points during this pattern.

Materials list:

  • #2 weight yarn or cotton of choice. I used approx. 120 yards of Stylecraft Special 4 ply in rose.
  • 4mm hook
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Scissors

 

Gauge:

Approx 11 sc in 11 rows for  2” x 2”

 

Sizing:

My head scarf worked out at 2.5” by 58”

 

Abbreviations:

  • Ch – chain
  • Ch sp – chain space
  • St / sts – stitch / stitches
  • Sk – skip
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
  • Rep – repeat
  • FO – fasten off

 

 

Row 1:            ch2, sc in second ch (1)

Row 2:            Ch1, 2sc in second st, turn (2)

Row 3:            ch1, 2sc in first st, sc in the second st, turn (3)

Row 4:            ch1, sc in the first 2 sts, 2sc in the last. Turn(4)

Row 5:            ch1, 2sc in first st, sc in the next 3 sts, turn (5)

Row 6:            ch1, sc in the first 4 sts, 2sc in the last. Turn(6)

Row 7:            ch1, 2sc in first st, sc in the next 5 sts, turn (7)

Row 8:            ch1, sc in the first 6 sts, 2sc in the last. Turn (8)

Row 9:            ch1, 2sc in first st, sc in the next 7 sts, turn (9)

 

 

Row 10:          ch1, sc in the first 8 sts, 2sc in the last. Turn(10)

Row 11:          ch1, 2sc in first st, sc in the next 9 sts, turn (11)

Row 12:          ch1, sc in the first 10 sts, 2sc in the last. Turn(12)

Row 13:          ch1, 2sc in first st, sc in the next 11 sts, turn (13)

Row 14:          ch1, sc in the first 12 sts, 2sc in the last. Turn (14)

Row 15:          ch1, 2sc in first st, sc in the next 13 sts, turn (15)

Row 16:          ch1, sc in the first 14 sts, 2sc in the last. Turn (16)

Row 17:          ch1, 2sc in first st, sc in the next 15 sts, turn (17)

 

Note: At this point your project should be about 2.75” wide 

 

Row 18-38 (optional) : ch1, sc in each st across (17)

 

Note: Your project should be about 6” long at this point

 

 

Row 39 :         ch1, 1sc in first 3 sts,  ch5, sk3, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, ch5, sk3, 1 sc in each of the last 3 sts. Turn

 

Row 40:          ch1, 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts, ch3, sk 1sc, 1sc in the next ch sp, ch3, sk 1sc, 1sc in each of the next 3 sts, ch3, sk1sc, 1sc in the next ch sp, ch3, sk 1sc, 1sc in each of the last 2 sts. Turn

 

Row 41:          ch1, 1sc in the first st, ch3, sk 1sc, 1sc in the next ch sp, 1sc in the next st, 1sc in the next ch sp, ch3, sk1sc,  sc in the next st, ch3, sk 1sc, 1sc in the next ch sp, 1sc in the next st, 1sc in the next ch sp, ch3, sk1sc,  sc in the next st, turn

 

Row 42:          ch5 (counts as a dc and ch2) sk the first st, 1sc in the next ch sp, 1 sc in thenext 3 sts, 1sc in the next ch sp, ch5, sk 1sc, 1sc in the next ch sp, 1 sc in the next 3 sts, 1sc in the next ch sp, ch2, dc in the last sc, turn.

 

Row 43:          ch1, 1sc in the first st (this is the dc from the previous row), ch3, sk 1sc, 1sc in each of the next 3 sts, ch3, sk1 st, 1sc in the next ch5 sp, ch3, sk 1sc, 1sc in each of the next 3 sts, ch3, sk1 st, 1sc in the last ch5 sp, turn

 

Row 44:          ch1, sc in the first st, sc in the next ch sp, ch3, sk 1 sc, sc in the next st, ch3, sk 1sc, sc in the next ch sp, sc in the next st, sc in the next ch sp, ch3, sk 1 sc, sc in the next st, ch3, sk 1sc, sc in the next ch sp, sc in the next st, turn

 

Row 45:          ch1, 1sc in the first 2 sts, 1 sc in the next ch sp, ch5, sk 1sc, sc in the next ch sp, 1sc in the next 3 sts, 1 sc in the next ch sp, ch5, sk 1sc, sc in the next ch sp, 1sc in the last 2 sts, turn

 

 

Repeat rows 40-45 until your hair scarf measures approx 52” (or desired length minus 6” if you did rows 1-38, or the height of your sc section at the beginning)

 

Row 46:          ch1, sc in each st across and place 3sc in each ch5 sp, turn (17)

Rows 47-66:   ch1, sc in each st across (17)

Row 67:          ch1, sc in the first 15 sts, sc2tog over the last 2 sts (16)

Row 68:          ch1, sc2tog, sc in the last 14 sts (15)

Row 69:          ch1, sc in the first 13 sts, sc2tog over the last 2 sts (14)

Row 70:          ch1, sc2tog, sc in the last 12 sts (13)

Row 71:          ch1, sc in the first 11 sts, sc2tog over the last 2 sts (12)

Row 72:          ch1, sc2tog, sc in the last 10 sts (11)

Row 73:          ch1, sc in the first 9 sts, sc2tog over the last 2 sts (10)

Row 74:          ch1, sc2tog, sc in the last 8 sts (9)

Row 75:          ch1, sc in the first 7 sts, sc2tog over the last 2 sts (8)

Row 76:          ch1, sc2tog, sc in the last 6 sts (7)

Row 77:          ch1, sc in the first 5 sts, sc2tog over the last 2 sts (6)

Row 78:          ch1, sc2tog, sc in the last 4 sts (5)

Row 79:          ch1, sc in the first 3 sts, sc2tog over the last 2 sts (4)

Row 80:          ch1, sc2tog, sc in the last 2 sts (3)

Row 81:          ch1, sc in the first st, sc2tog over the last 2 sts (2)

Row 82:          ch1, sc2tog (1)

 

FO and weave in ends.

 

We would love to see your Lacy Hair Scarves! Please join our FB group or tag me on Instagram and show me your fantastic makes! We love to see your projects and all the little twists some people put on our patterns!

 

 

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Picot Fan Wrap

 

Sarah Tee – a gorgeous summer top

Sarah Tee – a gorgeous summer top

I am just so excited about this design, the Sarah Tee! And I am super proud of it. I named this one the Sarah tee after my sister Sarah. It was designed and made specifically for her. Sarah is only a year younger than me 

Joy Wrap – Free Crochet Pattern

Joy Wrap – Free Crochet Pattern

Do you remember when we launched our Joy Wrap last summer as a guest design on Joy of Motion Crochet? Well, now we get to post about it here too! And include the free pattern of the Joy Wrap for you. Of course if you 

The Bee Afghan

The Bee Afghan

As soon as I designed the Bee Pillow I knew that I had to make a matching Bee Afghan. I also knew that I wanted it to be a corner to corner project. Isn’t it great?

My throw measures approximately 50″ wide and 62″ high.

 

Where can you get the PDF Pattern?

Sunflower Store

Etsy Store

Ravelry Store

LoveCrafts Store

 

New to corner to corner?

Don’t worry! We have a mini corner to corner series to teach you how! It consists of 3 videos and is broken down into perfect segments so you will feel confident and comfortable tackling a corner to corner project! By the end of the course you will have a gorgeous bunny pillow (free pattern) and a scarf completed.

You can find out more about our learn to corner to corner course here.

 

The bee afghan

The bee afghan is actually not as complicated as you might think. If you made our bunny pillow then this pattern is actually a great next step! There are a few more color changes throughout the bee afghan but not as many as you would think.

I just love this design. Bees do so much for us and I think we tend to forget that sometimes. I have planted quite a few bee friendly plants in my garden and try to help them out wherever I can… although I don’t think I would be up to the challenge of being a bee keeper!

I like the use of white as my background colour – for me it’s so fresh and clean and really makes the bee and the pretty tulips stands out. Tulips are my favourite flowers, along with yellow roses, so they also made it into my afghan.

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Yarn

I used Caron simply soft for my afghan for everything except the side of the bee’s wings. For that I used paintbox simply aran.

I like to use Caron simply soft in my corner to corner projects. I know Sara says that the yarn splits, but I have only ever had that issue once. I like the slight sheen that the yarn has for a c2c project and it is easy to use and looks great. I used the following colors:

    • White
    • Black
    • Super duper yellow
    • Strawberry
    • Vert (scrap amounts for the stalks)
    • Green
    • Gray (for this one I used Paintbox simply aran)

If you are thinking about using something else then I would suggest Paintbox Simply Aran yarn. Your project will have just as much definition but it will feel a little thicker and fluffier. It washes just as well as the Caron simply soft and looks great for years. (I made my father-in-law a c2c afghan of a silverback for his 70th birthday about 4 years ago and it still looks great now!)

Please remember with c2c patterns we do not give yardage amounts for each color because everybody’s gauge is different. Instead we give the number of blocks of each color. The counts you need are below.

 

Pattern notes:

  • Our patterns are always 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.
  • As noted above, 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 . There is a larger graph that can be printed off provided at the end of this pattern.

 

 

Spring Exclusives Event – April 2021

Each day in April 2021 a different designer is releasing a brand new premium PDF Pattern. As part of this event for the first 24 hours of their release (8am GMT to 7:59am GMT the following day) each pattern will be 50% off with a code specific to that pattern. This is a great way to support designers and get some superb patterns at a great discount saving you money.

Did you know there is a bundle?

If you are reading this then it is already 27th April 2021. That means that 26 patterns have already been released and their discount codes are now invalid.

But don’t worry! There is also a bundle that is still available for you to buy. For less than $0.59 per pattern you will get ALL of the patterns featured in this event.

PLUS if you purchase the bundle using our link below I will also gift you a FREE copy of the matching bee pillow. (If you have already purchased the bee pillow contact me and we will see what we can do 🙂 )

Check out the bundle by clicking the button below:

 

Bundles aren’t your bag? That’s OK!! On 27th April 2021 only you can get this premium PDF Pattern at 50% off as part of the Spring Exclusives event! You will need the coupon code which you can get by clicking the button below:

Then just click the appropriate button below to grab your bee afghan pattern in the shop of your preference:

 

 

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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 

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

 

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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