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Woven Stitch Bookmark Crochet Pattern

Woven Stitch Bookmark Crochet Pattern

Learn to crochet the Woven Stitch with our Bookmark pattern! This week we are learning the Woven Stitch a little differently than normal—we’re using our Bookmark pattern!  You’ll learn how to crochet this stitch along with a free pattern. I like this stitch because it […]

Spider Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Spider Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Learn how to crochet the Spider Stitch with this tutorial! Welcome back to another crochet tutorial with Stitch of the Week; this week it’s the Spider Stitch.  Just in time for Halloween, too!  Though I have to admit, I dislike spiders and that’s putting it […]

Up and Down Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Up and Down Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Stitch of the Week #7: Up and Down Stitch Tutorial

up and down stitch crochet

Welcome back to Stitch of the Week!  This week’s stitch is the Up and Down stitch.

This stitch is best worked in light or neutral colors so you can see the texture better.  It’s also a bit of an alternating stitch, because you work single crochets on top of double crochets from the previous row, and double crochets on top of single crochets from the previous row.

I believe that the fabric this stitch creates is better for cotton homewares projects, such as kitchen and bath items.

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Dc—double crochet

Sc—single crochet

Yo—yarn over


Yarn—best to use cotton yarns but for the swatch, you can use any worsted weight yarn such as Red Heart Super Saver

Hook—I used 5mm to go with my yarn

Yarn Needle (for weaving in ends)



The multiple for this stitch is any even number of stitches.  For the purpose of the tutorial, I did a chain of 20.

Make your chain of 20 and follow the instructions below.

Up and Down Tutorial:


  1. Dc in 2nd ch from the hook 2. *Sc in next ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * to the end.


  1. Ch1, turn, skip first dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; repeat from * to end, dc in turning chain.

The repeat for this stitch pattern is row 2.


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Extended Half Double Crochet Stitch

Extended Half Double Crochet Stitch

Stitch of the Week #7: Extended Half-Double Crochet This week’s stitch of the week is the Extended Half-Double Crochet (exhdc). This stitch makes a comfy looking fabric, ideal for blankets, scarves, cowls, and hats.  It also works up in any type of yarn weight and […]

Stitch of the Week: Alternate Stitch

Stitch of the Week: Alternate Stitch

Welcome back to stitch of the week: Alternate Stitch Welcome back!  This week’s Stitch of the Week is the Alternate Stitch. This stitch is worked by putting 2 single crochets in one stitch.  But there’s a way to keep the stitch count. Different from the […]

Crochet Phone Case Pattern

Crochet Phone Case Pattern

crochet phone case patter

Crochet Phone Case Pattern using the paired half-double crochet stitch

When we started the stitch of the week the plan quickly became to get you guys a little pattern that goes with each stitch allowing you to practice it and actually make something at the same time

I mean, who just wants to make swatches?

Sometimes at Sunflower headquarters we look at a stitch swatch and think ‘That would make a great…..’ and the pattern just comes to you so vividly and quickly its awesome. Other times you look, and look, and look.

Or you come up with the same kind of thing that you have already done recently. We want to make learning new stitches more fun than that and mix it up a little.

So, for the paired half double crochet we looked at the swatch and thought that it would be perfect for a mobile phone case

You get ready to go out, make sure your keys, purse and other important items are in your handbag (tissues, gloves, umbrella just in case the wind changes and blows those thick clouds back our way…)

And then you throw in your phone, the one thing in your purse that contains everything you need to survive in the modern world – the facebook and pinterest apps, online banking app, the controls to your central heating system at home and the ability to see and talk to your pooches (who are at home doing their thing) wherever you happen to be that day….

You get the picture.

A phone case isn’t just a practical necessity, it can also look pretty and reflect your personality too

We have two options for you within this pattern.

The first is the pink case – very feminine. I had the button at home that a pen friend sent me from America. I loved the bling of it but could never find the right thing to put it on. A phone case seemed to fit the bill as it is something that will be used every day, so I get to look at the pretty sparkles whenever I like.

The multi coloured case is much sassier and definitely would not get lost amongst all the clutter we tend to keep in our handbags.

So which one are you?

For either case you will need:

Gauge is not important.



Hdc – half double crochet

FHDC – Foundation half double crochet

Phdc – paired half double crochet


SS – slip stitch


*to*–Repeat the instructions written between the two *

FO – fasten off

Note: ch1 does not count as a stitch unless specifically stated.

Special Stitches:

Phdc – you can find our video tutorial on this at https://sunflowercottagecrochet.com/stitch-of-the-week-paired-hdc/

Ch 1, In the first stitch HDC, *yo pull hook into the stitch that you have just worked, yo pull through, yo and pull through all 4 stitches on hook.* Rep from * to * across.

FHDC – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9Og5cd2L0o


Pattern for the pink case:

pink cell phone case crochet pattern

Row 1:

Fhdc as many as required to get the width of the phone plus 2 extra. I did 16


Ch as many required plus 1 and in second chain from hook HDC in each chain across

Rows 2-37 – ch1, turn,  Hdc in first stitch, Phdc in each stitch across (see special stitches

Repeat row 2 as many times as is required to get twice the length of the mobile phone plus an additional 1 row.

Row 38 – ch1, turn. Hdc in each st across.

Row 39 – turn, ss in each stitch across until you get to the middle one, Ch several times to create the loop that will fasten to the button. I chained 18 as I used quite a large button. I wanted it to be a focal point for the case as it was so pretty!

SS into the same st from the previous row (the one that you started your chain with) and continue to ss in each st across.

FO, leave long tail for sewing the sides of the case together.

pink phone case crochet pattern

Fold case in half. I left a few rows at the top so that I got a little flap on mine, but you don’t have to (see picture below)

phone case crochet pattern

Sew or ss down each side

Attach your button and you are done!

Download the free PDF version here

For the multi-coloured phone case:

cell phone case crochet patter

Row 1: FHDC 16 (or as wide as phone plus 2)

Rows 2- 40 : ch1, turn, hdc in first st, phdc across.

Note – I changed colour after 24 rows

Row 41 – ch1, turn, Hdc in first st, phdc in next 6 sts, ch2, sk2 (this will create the button hole), hdc in next st, phdc across

Row 42: ch1, turn, hdc in each st across including 2hdc in the ch2 sp.

Fasten off

Fold the bottom section so that it will nestle approximately ¾ of the phone and sew the sides together.

Sew in ends

Add button where desired.

Et viola!

An easy peasy phone case (or handy hook case!) using our stitch of the week.

Download the free PDF version here

Stitch of the Week: Staggered Double Crochet Pairs

Stitch of the Week: Staggered Double Crochet Pairs

Welcome back to stitch of the week. #4 in the series is the Staggered DC Pairs.  It looks like a V stitch but that’s just your eyes playing tricks on you!  It’s actually an upside-down V shape, completed by doing a double crochet two together […]