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February’s Cancer Ribbon C2C Square  – Free Pattern

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February’s C2C square for our 2022 scrap busting CAL is the Cancer Ribbon Square. February 4th is World Cancer Day. At some point in our lives we will have a friend or relative who we support as they go through treatment for Cancer or maybe 

The Ava Table Runner

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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 Zpagetti and was looking for a good project to try it out with.

Yes, I was really late to the recycled jersey / t-shirt yarn party! I have been inspired by Knitz and Purlz and I have been loving seeing her jersey yarn and watching her create some gorgeous things. Every time I saw one of her posts it reminded me to make a storage basket.

Originally I wasn’t going to write this pattern up but I put a photo on IG and some people said they would love to check the pattern out. So it has waited for a couple of months (or 4!) until I could get it written up and tested properly.

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I liked the storage basket so much I made another one in white for my bathroom. It would also make a great gift basket for someone filled with toiletries or yarn!

 

Pattern Links:

If you would like an ad free pdf version of this pattern you can find it in all of the usual places:

Our Shop here

Ravelry here

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here

 

Materials needed:

  • 60-70 yards of super chunky yarn – I suggest Paintbox recycled jersey T-shirt yarn or Hoooked Zpagetti solid
  • 12 or 15mm
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge is not important for this project

Sizing:

Using a 12mm hook my basket was 6.5” in diameter by 4” in height

Using a 15mm hook my basket was 10.5” in diameter by 6.5” in height – my testers found that when they did one of each they nested perfectly!

 

Abbreviations:

  • Ch(s)–chain(s)
  • St(s)–stitch(es)
  • rep–repeat
  • sk—skip
  • sc – single crochet
  • fpdc – front post double crochet
  • Bpdc – back post double crochet
  • Blo – back loop only
  • YO—yarn over
  • FO—fasten off
  • [] – everything noted between these is worked into the same st

 

Pattern Notes:

  • Written in US terms.
  • Any ch stitches at the beginning do count as a st unless otherwise stated.
  • The stitch count is in parenthesis at the end of each row.
  • You must turn as indicated to keep the structure of the basket sturdy

 

Special Stitches:

You can find our video tutorial on the fpdc at https://youtu.be/nmWe76Y4v08 – right handed version

https://youtu.be/biHxNSKo5Vw – left handed version

For the bpdc visit https://youtu.be/hTPKAPQblkE

 

Free Pattern:

Round 1 –       In a magic ring sc 6    OR    ch3, ss into first ch, sc6 into center. SS to join (6)

Round 2 –       Ch1, 2sc in each st around. SS to join (12)

Round 3 –       Ch1, sc in the first st, 2sc in the next st, *sc in the next st, 2sc in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. SS to join (18)

Round 4 –        Ch1, sc in the first 2sts, 2sc in the next st, *sc in the next 2 sts, 2sc in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. SS to join (24)

Round 5 –        Ch1, sc in the first 3sts, 2sc in the next st, *sc in the next 3sts, 2sc in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. SS to join (30)

Round 6 –        Ch1, sc in the first 4sts, 2sc in the next st, *sc in the next 4sts, 2sc in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. SS to join (36)

Round 7 –        Ch1, sc in the first 5sts, 2sc in the next st, *sc in the next 5sts, 2sc in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. SS to join (42)

Round 8 –        Ch1, hdc blo in each st around. SS to join (42)

 

 

Let’s start the textured section!

Round 9 –       Alt ch3, [dc, ch1, 2dc] in the same st, sk2, fpdc in the next st, *sk2, [2dc, ch1, 2dc] in next st. sk2, fpdc in the next st*. Rep from * to * to end of round. SS to join (7 shells and 7 fpdc)

Round 10 –     Ch1 , turn, bpdc around the last stitch you made in the previous round, *in the next ch1 sp (2dc, ch1, 2dc), sk the next 2 sts, bpdc around the post of the next dc *

                  Rep from * to *. SS to join (7 shells and 7 bpdc)

Round 11 –      Ch1 , turn, fpdc around the last stitch you made in the previous round, *in the next ch1 sp (2dc, ch1, 2dc), sk the next 2 sts, fpdc around the post of the next dc *

                  Rep from * to *. SS to join (7 shells and 7 bpdc)

Rounds 12 – onwards – repeat rounds 10 and 11 until your basket is almost as tall as you

would like (I repeated round 10 once only)

Note: the taller this one gets the less stable it appears because of the stitches used.

Round 13 –       ch1, hdc in each st and ch1 space around. SS to join (42)

Round 14 –       With the outside facing you, you have a choice as to how to finish this one off:

  1. ss in each stitch around (42) OR
  2. crab stitch in each st around if you feel like your yarn needs a little bit more stability.

FO and weave in ends.

And voila! A gorgeous storage basket for your home!

 

Bring on Spring Event

On Friday 26th February 2021 we offered  this pattern as a free pdf as part of the Bring on Spring event hosted by Through The Loop Yarn Craft. If you would like to see what other patterns were included in this event and get some inspiration you can click the button below!

 

 

 

 

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Tulips Coffee Beanie Cozy

Tulips Coffee Beanie Cozy

Tulips Coffee Beanie Cozy Pattern

Tulips coffee beanie cozy At Sunflower we love our coffee beanie cozies …. and the tulips coffee beanie cozy is no exception. We have designed quite a few textured cozies but this is the first one to specifically have flowers on it! It won’t be the last 🙂 Perfect for the spring and summer months.

Background

In February we went on a little break away in the woods with some friends and their children. It was lovely and the kids got lots of fresh air and exercise. In a rare few moments of peace I sat down with my hook, the French doors open to the woods, pheasants and squirrels going about their business in plain sight, and designed this one.  Isn’t it amazing how productive we are in a few short hours hours when the kids aren’t around you making noise and demanding attention and the husband’s just leave you alone for a bit!
My office in February!
I like this design because it is simple, easy to make and cute. The colour combinations are endless. Tulips are one of my favourite flowers (along with yellow roses).

Queue for testing

The Tulips Coffee beanie Cozy was one that our testers were eager to get their hands on. And the response when I showed it as a WIP in a couple the groups I am part of was heart-warming. I think spring has been a long time coming this year for many of us. I know I have been hankering for a bit of sunshine and colour since mid December and I think a lot of you felt the same. Now it is the beginning of April and with lockdown this year we can’t go for days out or picnics in the park, but I am still so grateful that the sun is shining at long last!

Practical and pretty!

Coffee Beanie Cozies aren’t just for hot drinks. My daughter insists that I keep some in my handbag for her slushies when we are out and about. They protect her little hands from the cold of the ice on the cup and she loves them! In fact she has given a couple away to strangers in the queue at Costa Coffee! I gave one of mine to a lady who works in our local yarn store. I saw her in Costa and she had a few bags and was trying to hold a hot latte she had just bought (those takeaway cups are thinner than you would think!). The cozy worked a treat. They also help to stabilise the paper cups so it doesn’t cave in on itself sending hot drinks everywhere. I learned  this the hard way in the cinema a few months ago when I ended up in their accident book with minor burns because I had forgotten my coffee beanie cozy!

Materials for the tulips coffee beanie cozy:

You will need: #4 worsted weight cotton (approx. 40 yards in primary colour and 10 yards in both green and red) Hook Stitch Markers Scissors Yarn Needle Gauge – Ribbing is 1.75’’ high and 16’’ long – doesn’t have to be exact, but close to in order to fit Size – It fits 20 oz Starbucks’s take away cup, most travel mugs and Costa take away cups.

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Plants in Yarn Event

On 22nd June 2022 you can get the pdf for this pattern as a free download as part of the Plants in Yarn Event hosted by Erin over at Juniper and Oakes. Want the bundle for this event? You can get all 30 patterns included in this event in one awesome bundle. Interested in finding out more?
Just want the pattern for today? That’s ok … just keep reading. If you don’t have the coupon code you need to get the free pdf for the tulip towel then click the button below.

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