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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…

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 that Spring is just around the corner! It’s been such a cold January here that it feels like it will last forever!

This pattern was actually designed for a guest post over at E’Claire Makery in July 2020 and the pattern is available in our shops, but we haven’t been able to tell you about it here …. until now! So it has been ‘out there somewhere’ but we are going to treat this one as a new release!

Bee Pillow Inspiration

When I was approved to be a guest designer on E’Claire Makery’s blog I was thrilled! She asked for something home dec and I was inspired by her love of bees and that recent pattern she had designed with the bees around the yoke. It was gorgeous! So I knew I was safe with bees as my theme.

I wanted a pattern that was quite simple, not too time consuming and a great pattern for all experience levels. I sat down to draft some designs and the bee pillow just came to me!

This bee pillow is a great accessory for your home or garden. It also makes a great gift for any occasion – birthdays, Christmas, a housewarming or simply just because!

 

 

Intarsia technique

This pillow is actually made using the intarsia technique – Claire told me, I just thought it was tapestry crochet lol. Sometime soon I will check into exactly what the difference is and let you guys know!

So basically, this pillow is made using single crochets and carrying the yarn appropriately making sure you work over it and picking up the colours when you need them.

 

 

Bee Pillow Pattern links:

If you would like to purchase the inexpensive ad free PDF Pattern for this one you can do so in the following places:

Ravelry  here 

Etsy  here 

Our Shop  here 

Lovecrafts here

 

Shall we get on with the pattern?

To make this pillow you will need:

  • Any #4 weight yarn 7 colors – I used Caron Simply Soft in
    • White (1 skein)
    • Black
    • Super duper yellow
    • Strawberry
    • Vert (scrap amounts for the stalks)
    • Green
    • Gray (for this one I used Paintbox simply aran)
  • 5mm hook
  • 16’’ x 16’’ pillow form
  • Stitch markers to mark first and last stitches (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

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Abbreviations: 

  • Ch(s) – chain(s)
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • Sc – single crochet
  • CS – crab stitch
  • >> or << – indicates which way the row is worked – left to right or right to left

Gauge: Using sc as your gauge stitch, 2’’x 2’’ is 8 stitches x 10 rows

Sizing: Finished size for each panel is – 15’’. 15’’

Notes:

  • This is a side to side graph and is worked left to right on the right side (odd numbered rows) and right to left on the wrong side (even numbered rows) and from the bottom to the top.
  • 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.                                     


Front Panel of the Bee pillow

Starting chain:Ch 61 and sc in second ch from hook start row 1.

Row 1 (<<):(green) sc 3, (white) sc 4, (green) sc 6, (dark green) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 4, (green) sc 6, (dark green) sc 1, (green) sc 5, (white) sc 5, (green) sc 3, white, green, (dark green) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 4, (green) sc 3

Row 2 (>>):(green) sc 3, (white) sc 3, (green) sc 7, (dark green) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 3, (green) sc 6, (dark green) sc 1, (green) sc 7, (white) sc 2, (green) sc 7, (dark green) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 3, (green) sc 4

Row 3 (<<):(green) sc 4, (white) sc 2, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 1, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 2, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 1, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 2, (green) sc 6, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 2, (green) sc 4

Row 4 (>>):(green) sc 4, (white) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 2, dark green, (white) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 1, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 2, (green) sc 5, (white) sc 2, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 1, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 1, (green) sc 6, (white) sc 1, (green) sc 5

Row 5 (<<):(green) sc 11, (white) sc 2, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 2, (green) sc 12, (white) sc 2, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 1, (green) sc 13, (white) sc 1, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 2, (green) sc 11

Row 6 (>>):(green) sc 10, (white) sc 3, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 2, (green) sc 11, (white) sc 2, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 3, (green) sc 10, (white) sc 3, (dark green) sc 1, (white) sc 3, (green) sc 10

 

 

Row 7 (<<):(white) sc 11, (peach) sc 5, (white) sc 12, (peach) sc 5, (white) sc 11, (peach) sc 5, (white) sc 11

Row 8 (>>):(white) sc 10, (peach) sc 7, (white) sc 10, (peach) sc 6, (white) sc 10, (peach) sc 7, (white) sc 10

Row 9 (<<):(peach) sc 1, (white) sc 9, (peach) sc 7, (white) sc 9, (peach) sc 8, (white) sc 9, (peach) sc 8, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 10 (>>):(peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 8, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 11(<<):peach, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 7, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 12 (>>):(peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 7, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 13 (<<):(peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 7, (peach) sc 9,(white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 14 (>>):(peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 7, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 15 (<<):(peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 7, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 16 (>>):(peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 7, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 17 (<<):(peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 7, (peach) sc 9, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 18 (>>):(peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 2, (peach) sc 3, (white) sc 2, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 7, (peach) sc 2, (white) sc 2, (peach) sc 2, (white) sc 2, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 2, (peach) sc 3, (white) sc 2, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 19 (<<):(peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 3, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 3, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 7, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 7, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 3, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 3, (peach) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (peach) sc 1

Row 20 (>>):(white) sc 60

Row 21(<<): (white) sc 60

Row 22 (>>):(white) sc 60

Row 23 (<<):(white) sc 60

Row 24 (>>):(white) sc 60

Row 25 (<<):(white) sc 19, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 40

Row 26 (>>):(white) sc 40, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 19

Row 27 (<<):(white) sc 19, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 40

Row 28 (>>):(white) sc 34, (black) sc 7, (white) sc 19

Row 29 (<<):(white) sc 19, (black) sc 3, (yellow) sc 4, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 32

Row 30 (>>):(white) sc 31, (black) sc 1, (yellow) sc 8, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 19

Row 31 (<<):(white) sc 18, (black) sc 1, (yellow) sc 8, (black) sc 3, (white) sc 30

Row 32 (>>):(white) sc 24, (black) sc 4, (white) sc 2, (black) sc 6, (yellow) sc 6, (white) sc 18

Row 33(<<):(white) sc 17, (black) sc 1, (yellow) sc 4, (black) sc 9, (white) sc 1, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 3, black, (white) sc 23

Row 34 (>>):(white) sc 23, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 4, (black) sc 11, (yellow) sc 3, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 17

Row 35 (<<):(white) sc 17, (yellow) sc 2, (black) sc 10, (yellow) sc 1, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 5, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 23

Row 36 (>>):(white) sc 24, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 4, (black) sc 1, (yellow) sc 3, (black) sc 10, (white) sc 17

Row 37 (<<):(white) sc 17, (black) sc 7, (yellow) sc 6, (grey) sc 5, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 24

Row 38 (>>):(white) sc 18, (black) sc 7, (grey) sc 5, (black) sc 1, (yellow) sc 6, (black) sc 6, (white) sc 17

Row 39 (<<):(white) sc 17, (black) sc 4, (yellow) sc 8, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 5, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 6, (black) sc 3, (white) sc 15

Row 40 (>>):(white) sc 14, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 10, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 4, (black) sc 2, (yellow) sc 9, (black)sc 2, (white) sc 17

Row 41(<<):(white) sc 15, (black) sc 3, (yellow) sc 8, (black) sc 4, (grey) sc 2, (black) sc 2, (grey) sc 12, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 13

Row 42 (>>):(white) sc 12, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 15, (black) sc 8, (yellow) sc 4, (black) sc 2, (grey) sc 3, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 14

Row 43 (<<):(white) sc 13, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 6, (black) sc 1, (yellow) sc 2, (black) sc 7, (grey) sc 17, (black) sc 1,(white) sc 12

Row 44 (>>):(white) sc 13, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 16, (black) sc 9, (grey) sc 8, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 12

Row 45 (<<):(white) sc 12, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 10, (black) sc 7, (grey) sc 15, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 14

Row 46 (>>):(white) sc 15, (black) sc 2, (grey) sc 12, (yellow) sc 5, (black) sc 3, (grey) sc 10, (black) sc 1,(white) sc 12

Row 47 (<<):(white) sc 13, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 6, (black) sc 3, (yellow) sc 8, (grey) sc 10, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 17

Row 48 (>>):(white) sc 19, (black) sc 10, (yellow) sc 8, (grey) sc 3, (black) sc 3, (grey) sc 2, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 13

Row 49 (<<):(white) sc 14, (black) sc 3, (grey) sc 5, (yellow) sc 7, (black) sc 5, (white) sc 26

 

 

Row 50 (>>):(white) sc 26, (black) sc 7, (yellow) sc 5, (grey) sc 7, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 14

Row 51 (<<):(white) sc 13, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 9, (yellow) sc 2, (black) sc 9, (white) sc 26

Row 52 (>>):(white) sc 26, (black) sc 11, (grey) sc 10, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 12

Row 53 (<<):(white) sc 12, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 10, (black) sc 11, (white) sc 26

Row 54 (>>):(white) sc 26, (black) sc 12, (grey) sc 10, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 11

Row 55 (<<):(white) sc 11, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 10, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 1, (black) sc 9, (white) sc 6, (black) sc 3, (white) sc 18

Row 56(>>):(white) sc 17, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 2, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 6, (black) sc 8, (white) sc 2, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 10, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 10

Row 57 (<<):(white) sc 10, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 9, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 4, (black) sc 6, (white) sc 1, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 5, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 2, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 17

Row 58 (>>):(white) sc 17, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 2, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 5, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 4, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 7, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 8, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 10

Row 59 (<<):(white) sc 10, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 6, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 9, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 4, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 7, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 17

Row 60 (>>):(white) sc 18, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 6, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 5, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 11, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 5, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 10

Row 61 (<<):(white) sc 10, (black) sc 1, (grey) sc 2, (black) sc 3, (white) sc 6, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 4, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 5, (black) sc 7, (white) sc 19

Row 62 (>>):(white) sc 31, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 4, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 1, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 8, (black) sc 3, (white) sc 10

Row 63 (<<):(white) sc 21, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 1, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 4, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 31

Row 64 (>>):(white) sc 31, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 3, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 1, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 21

Row 65 (<<):(white) sc 21, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 1, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 3, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 31

Row 66 (>>):(white) sc 32, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 3, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 1, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 21

Row 67 (<<):(white) sc 21, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 5, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 32

Row 68 (>>):(white) sc 33, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 2, (black) sc 1, (white) sc 22

Row 69 (<<):(white) sc 23, (black) sc 2, (white) sc 35

Row 70-75 (>>):(white) sc 60

Fasten off and weave in ends

 

 

Back Panel of the Bee Pillow :

There are two options here.

  • You can make a second front panel so that your cushion has the picture on the front and the back.
  • If you would like a plain back panel, follow the instructions below. I did mine in white. You could make your stripy by changing color every 5 rows or randomly!

Row 1: Ch 61, sc in second ch from hook and each st across (60)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the first st and each st across (60)

Row 3-75: Repeat row 2.

Fasten off and weave in ends

I love what our testers did with the backs of their bee pillows! Most of them had never worked a sc graph before but you can see how they had fun adding their own touches to the back panel. You can check out their photos below and see how different they all are! I would love to see what you do with yours!

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 bee pillow ensuring that you sc through both the front and the back panels (see photo below).  At each corner (sc, ch1, sc). Do NOT work the last side yet.

Step 3: Insert pillow form into pillow cover 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.

The Bee Pillow PDF pattern has a photo tutorial to take you through how to assemble your pillow. See above for the shop links.

We hope that you have enjoyed this bee pillow pattern as much as we enjoyed creating and testing it! In fact, we loved it so much we currently have the matching corner to corner afghan waiting in the wings that should be released very soon! Well, we couldn’t not! It’s such a cute design.

Dont forget to tag us in your posts and pictures your version of this bee pillow!

 

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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 something to go with them!

What do you think of them together? Do they need the wristlets?

And let me tell you that this cowl so cozy. It really is the perfect pattern to make and gift this holiday season. And it looks great regardless of your yarn choice or colour.

 

PDF Links:

If you prefer a PDF Pattern you can get both versions of the ear warmer in one pdf file by clicking on the links below.

Our shop here

Ravelry here

Lovecrafts here

Esty here

 

Pattern information:

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.

 

 

Materials needed:

 

Gauge: is not important as long as your starting chain or foundation row is the right length – info on stitch multiple in pattern notes.

Sizing: Pattern is written for several sizes – child, teen, adult. Your finished round 1 will be approximately 25’’ (27’’/28’’) slightly stretched. I wanted a slightly more snug fit around the neck for this design.

Abbreviations:

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

Kristine Cowl 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 circumference of the cowl make sure you have an even number of stitches at the end of round 1.

 

 

Special Stitches:

To make your Kristine ear warmer in either version you will need to know the following stitches:

Fhdc:

Here is our right handed tutorial:

You can find our left handed tutorial here. 

Camel Stitch (also known as the third loop hdc):

To do this stitch:

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 right handed video tutorial on how to do this here :

Kristine Cowl Pattern:

Round 1 –                 Fhdc 80 (86/90) OR Ch 82 (88/92), 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.

 

Round 3 –                 Ch1, Turn, (sc, dc) in first st, sk1, *(sc, dc) in next st, sk1* Rep from * to * around.

                                    SS to join.

 

 

Rounds 4 & 5 –      Ch1, Turn, (sc, dc) in first st, sk1, *(sc, dc) in next st, sk1* Rep from * to * around.

                                    SS to join.

Note: you will be working into the sc sts from the previous round and skipping the dc sts.

 

Round  6 –               Ch1, turn, hdc in each st around. SS to join

 

Round 7 –                Ch1, do NOT turn, camel st in each st around. SS to join.

 

For child size :

Round 8 – 12 –       Repeat rounds 3-7 once more.

                                    FO, weave in ends.

 

 

For teen or adult size

Rounds 8 – 17 –      Repeat rounds 3-7 twice more.

FO, weave in ends.

 

We would love it if you would share your ear warmers with us on social media. You can find us on Facebook (please remember to answer all of the joining questions for our community group) and Instagram.

Free PDF for one day only!!

As part of the Season of Joy event, you can get the free pdf for both versions of this pattern on 24th November 2020 ONLY. To claim your free copy you will need to know what the coupon code is from Kristine’s round-up post here. Then click the button below.

 

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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 .

 

 

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