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Highland Men’s Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern

Highland Men’s Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern

The Highland Men’s Scarf is not a new pattern. In fact, it is one of the older Sunflower Cottage Crochet Patterns. But it is a GOOD one. I thought it was about time that I made this one a free pattern on the blog. An 

Nicholas V Neck Vest Crochet Pattern

Nicholas V Neck Vest Crochet Pattern

I have wanted to design a garment for men for a long time now, and the Nicholas V-Neck Vest is the one!  I named this after my husband and even used the N-stitch for the texture of this vest. Have you tried the N stitch 

Stag Throw Pillow – Free pattern

Stag Throw Pillow – Free pattern

Here is the first of several patterns in the Stag Collection – the stag throw pillow.

 

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Inspiration

For the last few years I have had issues finding patterns outside of scarves and hats that are suitable ‘for him’. There are oodles of patterns out there ‘for her’ and for children. I wanted to create a collection of patterns that were suitable as gifts for the men in our lives.

The stag seemed to fit in perfectly with what I was looking for and thinking about. Stags are, of course, male, strong, and protective but have a sweet, caring, gentle side.

 

 

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Stag Throw Pillow

The stag throw pillow is the first pattern in this collection to be released. I designed it specifically for the Furls Blog Hop 2021. There will also be an afghan in two sizes, a placemat and a buffalo check coffee cozy coming your way soon. I may add to the collection in 2022!

I have designed this one to fit a 20″ pillow form using corner to corner with the half double crochet stitch.

 

Yarn

Furls were so good to send me an Odyssey hook and the yarn I needed for this project. I love the Odyssey hooks! They did take me a project or two to get the hang of using them because I had to move my hand further back on the handle. But they are now probably my favourite hook to use … and they come in so many pretty colours! I have plans to make another one in cream and beige for my sister and her husband.

I used 4.5 skeins (approx 540 yards) of their Wonder Yarn in obsidian (black) and 2 skeins (240 yards) of red. There have been mixed reviews about this yarn but I have to say I enjoyed working with it! I find using black in my corner to corner projects is fairly easy because of the ridges it creates on each row.

If you want to check out the Wonder Yarn you can do so here.

Odyssey hooks can be found here.

 

 

New to Corner to Corner?

That’s ok – we have a mini course that take you through EVERYTHING you need to know and we have a free pattern which I work through with you in the video tutorials too!

You can find more information about it here.

 

PDF Pattern links

You can find the ad free pdf version of this pattern with charts, color block and written instructions along with a photo tutorial for assembly, in all of our shops – just click your preferred button below.

NOTE: Until 11:59pm London time on Sunday 21st November 2021 you can get 30% off the ad free PDF version using code FURLS21

 

Pattern notes and information:

Before you start there are a few things I need to tell you about.

 

 

 

Materials:

  • #4 weight yarn of your choosing – I used 4.5 skeins of Wander yarn in black, and 2 skeins in red
  • 5mm hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

 

Gauge:

Using hdc C2C 4 blocks were 2”

 

 

  • This is a Corner to Corner pattern worked from the bottom right to the top left.
  • It is a reversible pattern so remember to crochet over any yarn you carry.
  • 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 stitch multiplying that by the number of stitches of that color and adding some for the tails to be worked in at the end.
  • The stitch totals for the front of the pillow are:  Stag – 381 blocks. Background – 915 block
  • For the back of the pillow you can either make another stag or work a solid color. I have given the instructions for a solid color back below.

 

The Pattern:

Row 1 : (stag) x 1 (1 square)

Row 2 : (stag) x 2 (2 squares)

Row 3 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1 (3 squares)

Row 4 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1 (4 squares)

Row 5 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1 (5 squares)

Row 6 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (6 squares)

Row 7 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (7 squares)

Row 8 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (8 squares)

Row 9 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 1 (9 squares)

Row 10 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1 (10 squares)

Row 11 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1 (11 squares)

Row 12 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 10, (stag) x 1 (12 squares)

Row 13 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 11, (stag) x 1 (13 squares)

Row 14 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 12, (stag) x 1 (14 squares)

Row 15 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 13, (stag) x 1 (15 squares)

Row 16 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 14, (stag) x 1 (16 squares)

Row 17 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 15, (stag) x 1 (17 squares)

Row 18 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 16, (stag) x 1 (18 squares)

Row 19: (stag) x 1, (background) x 17, (stag) x 1 (19 squares)

Row 20 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 18, (stag) x 1 (20 squares)

Row 21 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 19, (stag) x 1 (21 squares)

Row 22 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 2, (background) x 15, (stag) x 1 (22 squares)

Row 23 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 15, (stag) x 3, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1 (23 squares)

Row 24 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 4, (background) x 14, (stag) x 1 (24 squares)

Row 25 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 3, (background) x 2, (stag) x 6, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (25 squares)

Row 26 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 10, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1 (26 squares)

Row 27 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 11, (stag) x 8, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (27 squares)

Row 28 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 7, (background) x 2, (stag) x 4, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (28 squares)

Row 29 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 7, (background) x 1, (stag) x 7, (background) x 7, (stag) x 1 (29 squares)

Row 30 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 11, (background) x 1, (stag) x 4, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (30 squares)

Row 31 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 3, (background) x 2, (stag) x 11, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1 (31 squares)

Row 32 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 9, (stag) x 8, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (32 squares)

Row 33 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 2, (background) x 1, (stag) x 2, (background) x 1, (stag) x 5, (background) x 10, (stag) x 1 (33 squares)

 

 

Row 34 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 11, (stag) x 4, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 2, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (34 squares)

Row 35 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 2, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 4, (background) x 11, (stag) x 1 (35 squares)

Row 36 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 11, (stag) x 4, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 2, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (36 squares)

 

Corner from both ends

 

Row 37 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 2, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 3, (background) x 11, (stag) x 1 (35 squares)

Row 38 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 10, (stag) x 5, (background) x 7, (stag) x 3, (background) x 1, (stag) x 2, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (34 squares)

Row 39 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 2, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 3, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 10, (stag) x 1 (33 squares)

Row 40 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 5, (background) x 5, (stag) x 2, (background) x 3, (stag) x 2, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1 (32 squares)

Row 41 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 2, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1 (31 squares)

Row 42 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 2, (background) x 8, (stag) x 3, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1 (30 squares)

Row 43 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 13, (stag) x 2, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1 (29 squares)

Row 44 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 9, (stag) x 2, (background) x 12, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1 (28 squares)

Row 45 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 14, (stag) x 3, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1 (27 squares)

Row 46 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 13, (stag) x 1 (26 squares)

Row 47: (stag) x 1, (background) x 12, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 1 (25 squares)

Row 48 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 2, (background) x 11, (stag) x 1 (24 squares)

Row 49 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 5, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (23 squares)

Row 50 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 4, (background) x 7, (stag) x 1 (22 squares)

Row 51 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 2, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (21 squares)

Row 52 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 2, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1 (20 squares)

Row 53 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 2, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (19 squares)

 

 

Row 54 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 2, (background) x 3, (stag) x 2, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (18 squares)

Row 55 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (17 squares)

Row 56 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1 (16 squares)

Row 57 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 5, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (15 squares)

Row 58 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 5, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1 (14 squares)

Row 59 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1 (13 squares)

Row 60: (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (12 squares)

Row 61 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (11 squares)

Row 62 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1 (10 squares)

Row 63 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 1 (9 squares)

Row 64 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (8 squares)

Row 65 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (7 squares)

Row 66 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (6 squares)

Row 67 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1 (5 squares)

Row 68 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1 (4 squares)

Row 69 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1 (3 squares)

Row 70 : (stag) x 2 (2 squares)

Row 71 : (stag) x 1 (1 square)

 

For the plain back:

↙ Row 1: (edging) x 1 (1 square)
↗ Row 2: (edging) x 2 (2 squares)
↙ Row 3: (edging) x 1, (main) x 1, (edging) x 1 (3 squares)
↗ Row 4: (edging) x 1, (main) x 2, (edging) x 1 (4 squares)
↙ Row 5: (edging) x 1, (main) x 3, (edging) x 1 (5 squares)
↗ Row 6: (edging) x 1, (main) x 4, (edging) x 1 (6 squares)
↙ Row 7: (edging) x 1, (main) x 5, (edging) x 1 (7 squares)
↗ Row 8: (edging) x 1, (main) x 6, (edging) x 1 (8 squares)
↙ Row 9: (edging) x 1, (main) x 7, (edging) x 1 (9 squares)
↗ Row 10: (edging) x 1, (main) x 8, (edging) x 1 (10 squares)
↙ Row 11: (edging) x 1, (main) x 9, (edging) x 1 (11 squares)
↗ Row 12: (edging) x 1, (main) x 10, (edging) x 1 (12 squares)
↙ Row 13: (edging) x 1, (main) x 11, (edging) x 1 (13 squares)
↗ Row 14: (edging) x 1, (main) x 12, (edging) x 1 (14 squares)
↙ Row 15: (edging) x 1, (main) x 13, (edging) x 1 (15 squares)
↗ Row 16: (edging) x 1, (main) x 14, (edging) x 1 (16 squares)
↙ Row 17: (edging) x 1, (main) x 15, (edging) x 1 (17 squares)
↗ Row 18: (edging) x 1, (main) x 16, (edging) x 1 (18 squares)
↙ Row 19: (edging) x 1, (main) x 17, (edging) x 1 (19 squares)
↗ Row 20: (edging) x 1, (main) x 18, (edging) x 1 (20 squares)
↙ Row 21: (edging) x 1, (main) x 19, (edging) x 1 (21 squares)
↗ Row 22: (edging) x 1, (main) x 20, (edging) x 1 (22 squares)
↙ Row 23: (edging) x 1, (main) x 21, (edging) x 1 (23 squares)

↗ Row 24: (edging) x 1, (main) x 22, (edging) x 1 (24 squares)
↙ Row 25: (edging) x 1, (main) x 23, (edging) x 1 (25 squares)
↗ Row 26: (edging) x 1, (main) x 24, (edging) x 1 (26 squares)
↙ Row 27: (edging) x 1, (main) x 25, (edging) x 1 (27 squares)
↗ Row 28: (edging) x 1, (main) x 26, (edging) x 1 (28 squares)
↙ Row 29: (edging) x 1, (main) x 27, (edging) x 1 (29 squares)
↗ Row 30: (edging) x 1, (main) x 28, (edging) x 1 (30 squares)
↙ Row 31: (edging) x 1, (main) x 29, (edging) x 1 (31 squares)
↗ Row 32: (edging) x 1, (main) x 30, (edging) x 1 (32 squares)
↙ Row 33: (edging) x 1, (main) x 31, (edging) x 1 (33 squares)
↗ Row 34: (edging) x 1, (main) x 32, (edging) x 1 (34 squares)
↙ Row 35: (edging) x 1, (main) x 33, (edging) x 1 (35 squares)
↗ Row 36: (edging) x 1, (main) x 34, (edging) x 1 (36 squares)

Corner  from both sides

↙ Row 37: (edging) x 1, (main) x 33, (edging) x 1 (35 squares)
↗ Row 38: (edging) x 1, (main) x 32, (edging) x 1 (34 squares)
↙ Row 39: (edging) x 1, (main) x 31, (edging) x 1 (33 squares)
↗ Row 40: (edging) x 1, (main) x 30, (edging) x 1 (32 squares)
↙ Row 41: (edging) x 1, (main) x 29, (edging) x 1 (31 squares)
↗ Row 42: (edging) x 1, (main) x 28, (edging) x 1 (30 squares)
↙ Row 43: (edging) x 1, (main) x 27, (edging) x 1 (29 squares)
↗ Row 44: (edging) x 1, (main) x 26, (edging) x 1 (28 squares)
↙ Row 45: (edging) x 1, (main) x 25, (edging) x 1 (27 squares)
↗ Row 46: (edging) x 1, (main) x 24, (edging) x 1 (26 squares)
↙ Row 47: (edging) x 1, (main) x 23, (edging) x 1 (25 squares)

 

↗ Row 48: (edging) x 1, (main) x 22, (edging) x 1 (24 squares)
↙ Row 49: (edging) x 1, (main) x 21, (edging) x 1 (23 squares)
↗ Row 50: (edging) x 1, (main) x 20, (edging) x 1 (22 squares)
↙ Row 51: (edging) x 1, (main) x 19, (edging) x 1 (21 squares)
↗ Row 52: (edging) x 1, (main) x 18, (edging) x 1 (20 squares)
↙ Row 53: (edging) x 1, (main) x 17, (edging) x 1 (19 squares)
↗ Row 54: (edging) x 1, (main) x 16, (edging) x 1 (18 squares)
↙ Row 55: (edging) x 1, (main) x 15, (edging) x 1 (17 squares)
↗ Row 56: (edging) x 1, (main) x 14, (edging) x 1 (16 squares)
↙ Row 57: (edging) x 1, (main) x 13, (edging) x 1 (15 squares)
↗ Row 58: (edging) x 1, (main) x 12, (edging) x 1 (14 squares)
↙ Row 59: (edging) x 1, (main) x 11, (edging) x 1 (13 squares)
↗ Row 60: (edging) x 1, (main) x 10, (edging) x 1 (12 squares)
↙ Row 61: (edging) x 1, (main) x 9, (edging) x 1 (11 squares)
↗ Row 62: (edging) x 1, (main) x 8, (edging) x 1 (10 squares)
↙ Row 63: (edging) x 1, (main) x 7, (edging) x 1 (9 squares)
↗ Row 64: (edging) x 1, (main) x 6, (edging) x 1 (8 squares)
↙ Row 65: (edging) x 1, (main) x 5, (edging) x 1 (7 squares)
↗ Row 66: (edging) x 1, (main) x 4, (edging) x 1 (6 squares)
↙ Row 67: (edging) x 1, (main) x 3, (edging) x 1 (5 squares)
↗ Row 68: (edging) x 1, (main) x 2, (edging) x 1 (4 squares)
↙ Row 69: (edging) x 1, (main) x 1, (edging) x 1 (3 squares)
↗ Row 70: (edging) x 2 (2 squares)
↙ Row 71: (edging) x 1 (1 square)

Assembly

Once you have sewn in your ends, you may find it easier to SC evenly around each square, making sure to work 3SC in each corner.

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 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.

 

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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, 

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. 

The Hannah Coffee Beanie Cozy

The Hannah Coffee Beanie Cozy

Hannah Coffee Beanie Cozy

Hannah Coffee Beanie Cozy

Our Latest Coffee Beanie Cozy Release: Hannah

Introducing the Hannah Coffee Beanie Cozy!  For this one, we used the N stitch which we just love the texture of.  This stitch isn’t used all that much by other designers and to be honest, I cannot figure out why!

I love the colors that Helen chose for these!  Sort of a “His & Hers” set.  I think that these make awesome gifts.  Especially for Christmas Stockings!

This time of year (fall) we’re starting buy more hot drinks and I don’t know about you, but I can feel every bit of heat from that little paper cup.  It’s why I designed these Coffee Beanie Cozies in the first place.  I needed something that kept my hands from burning and to make the cup feel sturdier.  Yet I didn’t want just any old cup cozy.  I wanted one that looked like a beanie, for those cooler days!

Materials

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You’re going to need about 60 yards of 100% cotton yarn.  I recommend Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran  or Lily Sugar N Cream yarn–tho I feel that the Lily yarn is a little stiff and love how soft and yet durable the Paintbox cotton is.

5mm crochet hook

Yarn needle

Scissors

Stitch Markers (optional but handy!)

The N Stitch

I mentioned above that I really like the texture of the N stitch.  It’s worked over two stitches and when you read how to do it, yes… it does seem like it’s harder to do and I will be completely honest and say that it’s more of an intermediate (or daring beginner!) stitch.  However, you really should give it a try because it’s actually VERY easy to do and you will be so proud!

We have a wonderful video on how to work this stitch on our YouTube Channel:

LEFT HANDED HERE:

Other Stitches Used

We also like to use the Camel Stitch and Crab Stitch (reverse single crochet) for our Coffee Beanie Cozies.  You can check out how to do those here:

Where To Get The Pattern:

Our Store

Etsy

Ravelry

LoveCrafts

For our new release, we are offering a 50% off sale!  No coupon needed.  You can find the sale on Our Store, Etsy, and Ravelry!  Sale starts November 6, 2020 and ends at the end of the day on November 8, 2020.

Our Other Coffee Beanie Cozies

We have a lot of Coffee Beanie Cozy patterns available.  To show you just a few:

Cupcake CBC
Strawberry Coffee Beanie Cozy

Alpine CBC

The Robin Beanie – Crochet Cancer Challenge Pattern!

The Robin Beanie – Crochet Cancer Challenge Pattern!

Our Crochet Cancer Challenge pattern for 2020 is the Robin Beanie. If you joined us last year you will know that we highlighted colon cancer which is a royal blue ribbon. We are supporting the same cancer this year. You see, this time last year 

Robin’s Scarf – The Robin Collection grows

Robin’s Scarf – The Robin Collection grows

Our Robin collection continues to grow with the release of Robin’s Scarf. This is a timeless unisex design that looks great in any colour yarn. Its a lovely warm piece so it make a great Christmas gift when the weather in the Northern Hemisphere is 

The N Stitch Mug Cozy

The N Stitch Mug Cozy

N Stitch Crochet Mug Cozy Pattern

mug rug pattern

The N Stitch crochet mug cozy is exactly what it says – its a mug cozy made using the N stitch.

You need this N Stitch Mug Cozy!  Also called mug rugs, these are great scrap busters. They made great gifts for just about anyone – relatives, friends, teachers, house-warming gifts, donations… And they are a cute addition to hampers.

Here in the UK people drink hot drinks all year round. We are known for our love of a nice cup of hot tea after all! So, on those meh days these are great when you just want to pop on that oversized sweater and curl up with a book or movie and your favourite hot beverage.

Have you tried the N stitch?

We originally used it in the farmhouse spa set. And it wasn’t until we were asked to use this set for a CAL in another group  that we realised how many people had not heard of this stitch! I mean, it’s gorgeous. And it’s not as complicated as it looks. It requires you to know how to do a half double crochet and a slip stitch.

We also use this stitch in our Shades of Spring afghan. Again, most of our testers hadn’t come across it before. One, a designer friend, went on to use it in a design for a preemie hat and blanket. There was a good four or five stitches that none of the testers had come across in the afghan. But they enjoyed them all! It made us realise just how many stitches there are that are under-used and under-appreciated by designers.

Materials:

To work this pattern you will need:

Sizing

Finished size – approx 10.5’’ (including the tab) x 3’’

To make it larger increase row 1 by multiples of 2.

How to work the N Stitch

The N stitch is worked over two stitches. Skip the first stitch,

 

 

 

hdc in the next stitch,

 

 

working into the skipped stitch, insert hook from top to bottom of front loop only,

 

 

 

yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru ONE loop, yo,

 

 

insert hook back into the stitch you did the first hdc, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Isn’t the texture wonderful?

 

Video tutorial

 

 

You can also find the left handed tutorial here.

We are currently ensuring that all of our tutorials now come with a left handed version to make learning more accessible to everyone. Please feel free to subscribe to our channel – we have lots of plans for it this year!

 

Pattern

You can grab the crochet mug cozy pattern in the following places:

Ravelry here, or

our shop here.

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here

Stash-busting Challenge

This pattern is a great stash buster! It was featured in week 3 of the Stash busting challenge in April 2020(which is now finished). Although, you can find a round up of all of the patterns which were included that week by clicking on the button below. Many of the patterns have free versions on the blog posts too 🙂

 

 

 

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