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Keyhole Scarf – A Great Stash-buster!

Keyhole Scarf – A Great Stash-buster!

This keyhole scarf crochet pattern has been sitting waiting patiently to be released for FOREVER. It was actually written and tested in 2019!! So it is time that it was published and officially released. And great news …. I have decided to add it as 

Treat yourself with the Susan Set!

Treat yourself with the Susan Set!

The Susan Set was designed for you to make for yourself. Of course, you can make it to gift or donate, but I think as crocheters we should make more for ourselves! Most of the crocheters I know make things and gift them. Or they 

Samantha’s Hope – Free Unisex Scarf pattern

Samantha’s Hope – Free Unisex Scarf pattern

My design for the Samantha’s Hope unisex scarf pattern has been a long time coming!

It has been almost exactly 2 years since I released my unisex Samantha’s Hope beanie in the Crochet Cancer Challenge 2019. At the time I released a matching cowl too. I knew then that I wanted to finish the set with a unisex scarf, but other things took priority. It is scary how quickly time flies when you get older.

I knew when Agat asked me to be part of the Shades of Autumn event it was the perfect opportunity to get the scarf designed. I think it finishes the Samantha’s Hope collection nicely.

My model for this was Paul. He comes across as quiet but once you get to know him he is a bit of a clown! Just look at what I had to work with LOL. He is sporting the matching Samantha’s Hope beanie in these pictures too.

Why chose a female name for a unisex pattern?

The Samantha’s Hope beanie and cowl were originally designed to be part of the 2019 Crochet Cancer Challenge. We wanted to highlight Colon Cancer specifically as that is the cancer that both Sara and her father have had to struggle with. You can read more about their story here.

 

 

The hat we submitted for the challenge was a great unisex hat made with #5 weight yarn (chunky here in the UK) so it works up quickly. What do you think of it?

When it came to naming this pattern I looked for inspiration from the famous people who had struggled with Colon Cancer. The one that struck me the most was Samantha Montgomery. She was the witched in the series BeWitched. From getting checked and diagnosed she only lived for 13 weeks. So this pattern became the Samantha’s Hope beanie.

I have recently made this one a free pattern on the blog. You can find it here.

 

The Samantha’s Hope Scarf

I had made the unisex hat and the cowl which females would like. Now I had the perfect opportunity to make the unisex scarf. I think it finishes off the collection rather well as you can make a set for her and a matching set for him. It is surprising how few patterns there out there that are suitable for men as well.

 

 

This set also makes an ideal pattern to have in your library for the donation boxes because they are unisex. As they use #5 weight yarn they work up quite quickly too.

 

PDF Links

If you would prefer the inexpensive PDF pattern for the scarf you can find it in all of our shops:

 

Pattern Specifics:

The Samantha’s Hope Scarf is worked in long rows.

Materials:

  • #5 weight yarn (chunky). I used 350 yards of Stylecraft Special Chunky (2.5 skeins)
  • 5mm hook (you can use a 6mm or 6.5mm instead)
  • Tapestry needle to sew in ends
  • Tape measure
  • Stitch marker (optional)

Gauge:

Not important but my gauge was 12 HDC x 12 rows in 4” x 4” square.

Sizing:

I used a 5.5mm hook for a warmer scarf. My scarf measures 7.5” x 80”

If you want more drape in your scarf you can use a bigger hook, but your scarf may be slightly larger as a result – that is fine!

Abbreviations:

  • CH(s)–chain(s)
  • FHDC – Foundation half double crochet
  • ST(s)–stitch(es)
  • rep–repeat
  • DC–double crochet
  • HDC–half-double crochet
  • SC–single crochet
  • sk—skip
  • BLO – back loop only

 

 

This pattern is written in US terms

It is not reversible

CH’s at the start of the row do not count as a st unless specifically stated otherwise.

 

Want to try the Foundation Half Double Crochet to start this one?

We did have the chain count in the pattern too, but if you want to try the FHDC we do have some YouTube tutorials. These take you through all of the foundation stitches.

Right handed version

 

Left handed version

 

The Pattern:

FHDC 241,  or CH 243 and HDC in second ch from hook and each ch across

 

Row 2             Working in the third loop only on this round …

CH1 (does not count as a st), turn, HDC in each st around. SS to join

 

Row 3             CH1, turn, sc in first ST and each ST across.

 

Row 4             Turn, CH1 (counts as a sc), 2DC in same st, *sk2, (SC, 2DC) in next st*

Repeat between * and * across.

 

Row 5             CH1 (not a st), turn,  HDC in each st across.

 

Row 6             Working in the third loop only on this round …

CH1 (does not count as a st), turn, HDC in each st across.

 

 

Rows 7-16       CH1, turn, HDC in each st across.

 

Rows 17-20     Repeat rounds 3-6

 

FO and weave in ends!

 

And there you have it! The Samantha’s Hope Unisex Scarf pattern. Do remember to take me on IG. You can find me here.

 

 

The Shades of Autumn Event

This is a 20 day event. I am honoured to be closing out this one with this pattern!

If you have been wondering whether the bundle was for you then today is the LAST day that you can get the bundle at the fabulous price of $8.99 for all 20 pdf patterns that were included in this event, plus 2 additional patterns! Click the button below to check it out!

On 20th October 2021 you can get the pdf for both the scarf AND the beanie free with the coupon code.

If you do not yet have the code you can find it by clicking the button below. Then come back and click the download button below for the scarf PDF Pattern.

 

Wait …. That’s not all! There 2 more gifts for you

  1. You can also get the matching Samantha’s Hope beanie PDF Pattern for free today also. Use the same code and click the button below if you would like the matching hat.

 

2. If you would like to complete the collection with the matching cowl use code SHADES to get 50% off the cowl which completes the set! The button below will take you directly to the cowl on Ravelry.

 

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Last Minute Gifts – Week 2

Last Minute Gifts – Week 2

The Last Minute Gifts week 2 round up is here! This week there is another batch of 21 patterns available free with the code for you. I hope you enjoyed last week’s selection of last minute gifts. If you missed last week but would like 

Last Minute Gifts Round Up 1

Last Minute Gifts Round Up 1

Looking for some last minute gifts that work up quickly? Have the days gone by too quickly and now you feel like time is not on your side? Or are you looking for quick make patterns for the church or school raffle? We have you 

Week 3 – Stash Busting Challenge

Week 3 – Stash Busting Challenge

This is the final week of the Stash Busting Challenge for 2021! There have been some fabulous patterns offered to you through this challenge this year. Not to worry, there is still some fabulous patterns to be had below. Make sure you grab them with the code before 11:59pm EST on 29th June 2021.

How it works:

  • Participating designers will be offering you a free pdf version of one of their patterns for one week. They will be available from midnight EST on Wednesday until 11:59pm EST on the following Tuesday.
  • Make a note of the coupon code below – it is the same for all of the patterns that are available this week.
  • Click on the photo of the pattern you would like from our round up post below. This will take you to the designers blog post about the pattern or directly to their shop.
  • Use the code to get the free pdf download.
  • Don’t forget to show the patterns some love on Ravelry as thanks for the freebie!
  • Come back to this round up post and click on the next pattern you would like and repeat!

The code you will need for this week’s patterns is SBCHALLENGE

 

 

Shall we dive in?

Patterns available 23rd – 29th June 2021:

1. Classic Striped Potholder by Joy of Motion

This pot holder perfectly matches the dish towel from earlier int he stash busting challenge. If you got the dishtowel then this is a must have pattern also!

2. Paige Mod Scarf by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Our Paige Mod Scarf works up quickly, is suitable for confident beginners and uses one skein of Caron Cakes. Add tassels or pompoms to the ends for some extra pizzazz.

3. Candy Cane Blanket Square by Knitting with Chopsticks

There is something about a pattern with stripes … This one has given me an idea! Anyway, so many things you can do with a blanket square. What will you use this one for?

 

4. The Penelope Placemat by Made by Gootie

This pattern is a fairly recent one by Agat. Fun fact…. I helped her name this one because the colours reminded me of Penelope Pitstop and the design reminded me of a racetrack lol. I had my nephew at the time and could just imagine him playing with a toy car at the table waiting for his meal. It is an elegant pretty placemat though!

5. Jellyfish and Octopus Appliqués by Raffamusa Designs

Raffaella has created some super cute appliqués! You should check out the others she has available on her blog too. These are super cute. I would add pins to min to make badges for the kids, or sew them onto beach towels and bags. What would you do with yours?

 

 

6. Gracie Gift Bag by Crafting Each Day

I have loved this design since Suzanne released it! I love the idea of making your own gift bags.

7. Wedge Project Bag by Blue Star Crochet

So many of us crochet in places other than our homes. This project bag would be a useful addition for taking quick projects with you.

8. WIP Bag pattern by Fosbas Designs

This WIP bag is a little larger than the one above, so you can use it for bigger projects or to hold your WIPs if you go away for a few days. This one is so easy to personalise with your colour choices.

9. The lemon peel dishcloth by Loops and Love Crochet

The lemon peel stitch gives such a pretty texture. If you haven’t tried it yet, maybe now is the time!

10. Eyeball Coasters by Hooked on Patterns

We have featured this pattern over on our Stash Busting Sunday feature in our FB Community group. This would be perfect for my teenage nephew’s room as well as halloween parties!

11. Any Way Skinny Wrap by Through the Loop Yarn Craft

This pattern is a great stash buster and has so many uses – hair scarf, scarf, belt … It will work up in no time and looks great!

12. Monstera Clutch by Eclaire Makery

This clutch is larger than it looks. Such a pretty design from the queen of colour work!

 

 

13. Crochet Thick Potholder by My Crochet Space

Potholders are something that you can make and keep to one side to use later. They will always be needed around the kitchen. I keep a few in case I need to replace any of mine, or need a quick gift.

14. Happy Scrappy Sweater by Carroway Crochet

Pam is one of those designers where when I see a pattern I know whether it is hers! She pours her happy bubbly character into every one! This is a great project, especially if you are new to garment making! And it’s suitable for him or her!

15. Seaside Mug Rug by Desert Blossom Crafts

How sweet are these mug rugs? I am loving the shell detail down the middle.

16. Pankh Dishcloth by Knitter Knotter

Last but not least, another great but practical pattern for you. Like potholders, it is always wise to have a few dishcloths ready to replace older ones when they start to wear or have a stash for quick gift ideas!

 

17. USA Mug Rug by Remington Lane

Just in time for the 4th July celebrations. This one would also make a great gift idea.

 

 

That is the final round up of the Stash Busting Challenge! That is 19 great patterns from 19 fantastic designers! I hope you have enjoyed this event as much as I have.

 

Don’t forget:

Join our Facebook Community Group and share all the makes from this event with us! It’s a lovely supportive group. Just remember to answer the three quick joining questions.

 

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