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Easy Crochet Patterns Just for You

Easy Crochet Patterns Just for You

The first week of the Sweet and Simple event went well! This week there are 13 awesome  easy crochet patterns for you which are free with the coupon code between 15th and 21st February 2022.   How do I get my free PDF patterns? The 

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 

Stag Placemat – free chart

Stag Placemat – free chart

Looking to winter and Christmas this year has been all about the men for me, which is what got me thinking about the stag placemat.

Note: this post may contain affiliate links.

Stags are universal – men, women and children like stags and your colour choices can really give your creation a completely different vibe. As I am focussing on trying to produce more patterns for men this year I went with the black and red which definitely ooze the masculine feels!

 

The Stag Collection

This one stag placemat has led to a lot of matching patterns here at Sunflower – we have 2 different sized afghans waiting in the wings, a throw pillow, a coffee cozy that uses buffalo check in back and red to name a few.

Do you want to see the other patterns in this collection?

I used the same stag head silhouette design to pull this collection together.

The smaller Stag afghan can be found as a bonus pattern in our Just for Him Bundle. You can find out more about that event and the bundle here. 

There are some as yet unreleased patterns in there too!

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The Stag Placemat

This pattern uses tapestry crochet (single crochet in US terms, double crochet in UK terms). There are not a lot of ends to sew in which is one of the things I love about this design! This means that you can make that set without having nightmares about the ends!

I made this one with dishy cotton from WeCrochet. I love working with this cotton and there are is a great selection of colours available too.

 

 

Materials needed:

  • #4 weight cotton is perfect for a placemat I used Dishie Cotton – 1/2 skein in black and 1.25 skeins in red
  • 4.5mm hook
  • Stitch markers to mark first and last stitches (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge

Using sc as your gauge stitch, 2’’x 2’’ is 9 stitches x 11 rows

 

Size

Finished size is approx. 16’’ wide by 12’’ high.   You can use a bigger hook or thicker cotton with an appropriate sized hook to create a bigger version.

Other Pattern Notes:

Written in US terms – to be worked in rows using single crochet.

Chain 1 does not count as a stitch if you use a ch1 to turn.

There are no special stitches used in this pattern.

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.

Remember to crochet over any yarn you carry as this is a reversible pattern.

Color charts with stitch totals are listed under the chart below.

 

 

 

PDF Pattern links

The PDF version also includes written instructions, color block instructions and larger charts.

You can find the PDF Pattern in the following places:


 

Are you ready for the Stag Placemat chart?

 

 

Winter Wonders Event and the Stag Placemat

On 25th November 2021 you can get the PDF Pattern for this free with the coupon code! This event was generously sponsored by the fantastic folks at WeCrochet.

There is a bundle option available which contains all 42 (!!) patterns in this event PLUS some bonus patterns. If you want to check it out you can click the button below and have a look at exactly what is included.

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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.   Note: this post may contain affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase using them we may get a small commission so that we can continue to 

Acorn Square – Free 8″ Pattern

Acorn Square – Free 8″ Pattern

The Acorn Square was designed specifically for the Cozy Fall MAL hosted by Knitting with Chopsticks and Noors Knits. When you think of Fall what do you think of? Falling leaves, the crunch under your feet as you walk, the brisk air, a hot drink? 

Halloween Pumpkin Placemat CAL 2021

Halloween Pumpkin Placemat CAL 2021

The Halloween Pumpkin Placemat is actually one that I designed well over a year ago. Tested last year, I felt we were cutting it a little fine to release for Halloween. So I waited until this year.

And the timing worked out perfectly! I get to release this pattern as part of a mini Halloween CAL event hosted by CAL Central.

 

If you would like to be kept up to date with all of the events and CALs we are involved in you can join either of our mailing lists. The general one is our weekly newsletter. Usually this is sent on a Wednesday which our official release day for patterns, video tutorials etc. However, occasionally we may do a quick second email if we are in an event with a new pattern that I think you guys would love to know about!

 

There is also our Events and CALs email. This one is sent whenever there is an event or CAL going on to let you know what is happening or what patterns are available for you that day.

If you sign up to both you will never miss a thing!

 

How does the 2021 Halloween CAL work?

Every Monday and Thursday from August 23 through September 30, 2021, there will be a free crochet pattern for a Halloween-themed project. These patterns include decorations, toys, costume elements, and more.

Amy’s Trinket Shop, GlassEyesOnline, and Hooked for Life have generously provided us with some amazing prizes for our end-of-CAL giveaway. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway in this post on Underground Crafter by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 3, 2021!

 

 

How To Join the 2021 Halloween CAL

  • You can join in by crocheting the patterns as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CALCentralCrochet on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the CAL Central Crochet Facebook group, or visit this thread in the CAL Central Ravelry group.
  • By the end of the CAL, you’ll have up to 12 spooky Halloween projects. 

 

Visit Underground Crafter to learn more about the prizes, enter the end-of-CAL giveaway, and to get links to each Halloween CAL pattern as it is released.

 

PDF Pattern links for the Halloween Pumpkin Placemat

The pdf version of this pattern includes both small and large charts and color block instructions.

Until September 6th you can get the pdf version of this pattern 50% off in our website shop, Ravelry and Etsy. 

Our website and etsy will reduce automatically, but use code HALLOWEENCAL on Ravelry

This pattern will be available on Lovecrafts in the next few days!

 

Sunflower Competition:

Would you like to win a copy of our Home for Halloween E-book? It contains the patterns for all of these  shown below:

 

How to enter:

Complete this pumpkin placemat and:

  1. add a project on Ravelry
  2. share the completed project in our FB Community group

The more entries we have the more winners there will be!!

Extra Bonus!!

Of course, if you cannot wait to see whether you win and want any of the patterns in our Halloween collection now you can get 30% off until 6th September (no code needed). Our shop and Etsy will show the reduced price, Ravelry will show reduced when you use coupon code OCTOBER31.

 

 

Are you ready to start the CAL?

 

The Pumpkin Placemat Pattern:

Pattern notes:

  • Written in US terms
  • Chain 1 does not count as a stitch.
  • There are no special stitches used in this pattern.
  • This is a side to side graph and is worked right to left on the right side (odd numbered rows) and left to right on the wrong side (even numbered rows) and from the bottom to the top. The arrows at the beginning of the row indicate which way you are working that row . It is a reversible pattern so remember to crochet over any yarn you carry!

However, 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.

                                                                                                                                

Color – front panel Stitch Count           
Orange 1130
Brown 33
Black 195
Grey 1906

 

Gauge:

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

 

Sizing:

Finished size is 17.5’’ wide by 11’’ high.

Abbreviations:

  • Ch(s) – chain(s)
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • Sc – single crochet

 

Instructions:

Starting chain: Ch69 and sc in second ch from hook (counts as the first of the 68 stitches for row 1) start row 1.

← Row 1: (Grey) x 68
→ Row 2: (Grey) x 68
← Row 3: (Grey) x 24, (orange) x 20, (Grey) x 24
→ Row 4: (Grey) x 22, (orange) x 24, (Grey) x 22
← Row 5: (Grey) x 21, (orange) x 26, (Grey) x 21
→ Row 6: (Grey) x 20, (orange) x 28, (Grey) x 20
← Row 7: (Grey) x 19, (orange) x 30, (Grey) x 19
→ Row 8: (Grey) x 19, (orange) x 31, (Grey) x 18

← Row 9: (Grey) x 18, (orange) x 15, (black) x 2, (orange) x 15, (Grey) x 18
→ Row 10: (Grey) x 18, (orange) x 10, (black) x 12, (orange) x 11, (Grey) x 17
← Row 11: (Grey) x 16, (orange) x 12, (black) x 13, (orange) x 10, (Grey) x 17
→ Row 12: (Grey) x 17, (orange) x 8, (black) x 19, (orange) x 8, (Grey) x 16

← Row 13: (Grey) x 15, (orange) x 9, (black) x 6, orange, (black) x 8, orange, (black) x 4, (orange) x 8, (Grey) x 16
→ Row 14: (Grey) x 16, (orange) x 7, (black) x 5, (orange) x 2, black, (orange) x 4, black, (orange) x 4, (black) x 4, (orange) x 9, (Grey) x 15
← Row 15: (Grey) x 14, (orange) x 9, (black) x 4, (orange) x 10, black, (orange) x 3, (black) x5, (orange) x 7, (Grey) x 15

→ Row 16: (Grey) x 15, (orange) x 7, (black) x 2, (orange) x 2, black, (orange) x 14, (black) x5, (orange) x 8, (Grey) x 14
← Row 17: (Grey) x 14, (orange) x 8, black, (orange) x 22, (black) x 2, (orange) x 7, (Grey) x14
→ Row 18: (Grey) x 14, (orange) x 7, black, (orange) x 23, (black) x 2, (orange) x 7, (Grey) x14
← Row 19: (Grey) x 14, (orange) x 7, black, (orange) x 10, (black) x 3, (orange) x 19, (Grey) x14

 

 

→ Row 20: (Grey) x 14, (orange) x 19, (black) x 3, (orange) x 18, (Grey) x 14
← Row 21: (Grey) x 14, (orange) x 18, (black) x 3, (orange) x 19, (Grey) x 14
→ Row 22: (Grey) x 14, (orange) x 19, (black) x 2, (orange) x 19, (Grey) x 14
← Row 23: (Grey) x 14, (orange) x 20, black, (orange) x 19, (Grey) x 14
→ Row 24: (Grey) x 14, (orange) x 11, (black) x 6, (orange) x 7, (black) x 5, (orange) x 11,(Grey) x 14

← Row 25: (Grey) x 14, (orange) x 8, (black) x 8, (orange) x 7, (black) x 8, (orange) x 9, (Grey)x 14
→ Row 26: (Grey) x 14, (orange) x 9, (black) x 7, (orange) x 9, (black) x 7, (orange) x 8, (Grey)x 14
← Row 27: (Grey) x 14, (orange) x 8, (black) x 6, (orange) x 11, (black) x 6, (orange) x 9,(Grey) x 14
→ Row 28: (Grey) x 14, (orange) x 8, (black) x 6, (orange) x 13, (black) x 6, (orange) x 7,(Grey) x 14
← Row 29: (Grey) x 14, (orange) x 7, (black) x 5, (orange) x 15, (black) x 5, (orange) x 8,(Grey) x 14

 

 

→ Row 30: (Grey) x 14, (orange) x 8, (black) x 4, (orange) x 17, (black) x 4, (orange) x 7,(Grey) x 14
← Row 31: (Grey) x 14, (orange) x 39, (Grey) x 15
→ Row 32: (Grey) x 15, (orange) x 38, (Grey) x 15
← Row 33: (Grey) x 15, (orange) x 37, (Grey) x 16
→ Row 34: (Grey) x 16, (orange) x 36, (Grey) x 16
← Row 35: (Grey) x 17, (orange) x 34, (Grey) x 17
→ Row 36: (Grey) x 17, (orange) x 34, (Grey) x 17
← Row 37: (Grey) x 18, (orange) x 31, (Grey) x 19
→ Row 38: (Grey) x 20, (orange) x 29, (Grey) x 19
← Row 39: (Grey) x 20, (orange) x 25, (Grey) x 23

→ Row 40: (Grey) x 25, (orange) x 7, (brown) x 5, (orange) x 9, (Grey) x 22
← Row 41: (Grey) x 31, (brown) x 5, (Grey) x 32
→ Row 42: (Grey) x 33, (brown) x 3, (Grey) x 32
← Row 43: (Grey) x 32, (brown) x 3, (Grey) x 33
→ Row 44: (Grey) x 33, (brown) x 3, (Grey) x 32
← Row 45: (Grey) x 33, (brown) x 3, (Grey) x 32
→ Row 46: (Grey) x 29, (brown) x 6, (Grey) x 33
← Row 47: (Grey) x 34, (brown) x 5, (Grey) x 29
→ Row 48: (Grey) x 68

 

And that is it! Now all you have to do is sew in those tails and you are finished! I hope you love this pumpkin placemat as much as we do.

The Ava Table Runner

The Ava Table Runner

Do you agree with me that the Ava Table Runner is just gorgeous? It’s one of the reasons why I named it after one of my nieces. She might only be almost 5 but she was so proud when I told her I had named 

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 

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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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