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Granny’s Not Biased – An Easy & Free Crochet Scarf Pattern

Granny’s Not Biased – An Easy & Free Crochet Scarf Pattern

This free crochet scarf pattern is also easy, so it is great for beginners who are confident with single and double crochets. I also have a full video tutorial to help you through it! The granny stitch has been around for what feels like forever. 

Introducing the Elegant Anita Cowl and Beanie

Introducing the Elegant Anita Cowl and Beanie

The Anita Cowl and Beanie set (yes, you get BOTH patterns in the PDF!) is an elegant and stunning set that is so comfortable and easy to wear. I decided that it needed to be an adult set … but if you think it should 

Textured Beanie with Ribbed Band – Free Crochet Pattern

Textured Beanie with Ribbed Band – Free Crochet Pattern

The Paige hat is a great textured beanie and was actually the FIRST Sunflower Cottage Crochet pattern ever designed almost 4 years ago!

Golly, four years reads like it was a long time but I feel like it was only a few months ago!

Anyway, I thought it was about time this pattern got a bit of a loving re-vamp and was made free on the blog.

Inspiration behind this textured beanie

The Paige Beanie was the first pattern designed in what I call the Paige Collection. There is also a baby blanket, baby bandana drool bib, and burp cloth, a toddler scarf and a triangle shawl in the collection. If you want too heck them out I have a round-up post with them all here.

The first Paige Beanie was sweet, but it wasn’t getting the love that I think it deserves. I have been wanting to re-work it for a while and tweak a couple of bits in the pattern. I have learned so much since this pattern was designed. And I wanted to show it off at it’s best.

The use of the popcorn and crossed DC stitches remind me of hugs and kisses.

Do you like the the tweaks?

Construction of the design

The Paige Beanie is worked from the bottom up so that you get that fabulous ribbing at the bottom.

You also work this one in the round. There is no seaming and no sewing other than to close up the top of the beanie when you are finished.

The use of the camel stitch (also known as the third loop half double crochet in US terms) adds that extra pop of texture.

When I re-did this one I decided to add a couple of sizes to the actual pattern. The original was written for only one size. Now it is written for adult small, medium and large!

Do you think I should add children’s sizes?

 

Matching cowl coming soon

Me being me, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to design a matching cowl for this one! The cowl will be released very soon (next week). So be sure to check back!

And don’t forget to tag me in your Paige hat makes on social media!

The Yarn

To create your own Paige Beanie you will need between 180 and 220 yards of #4 weight (aran) yarn. I used some Women’s Institute aran that I had lying around from a previous project. It is 100% acrylic and has a sheen that I think makes the texture pop a little more. But you can use any #4 weight yarn such as Paintbox Simply Aran, I love this Yarn or Yarn Bee’s Soft secret.

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The pattern specifics:

Materials:

#4 weight yarn of your choosing (between 180 and 220 yards)
5mm (H) hook
Stitch markers (optional)
Scissors
Tapestry needle

Gauge:

7 hdc, 5 rows= 2” square

Sizing:

Adult only –     small (19” around (stretched))

medium (21” around (stretched)), 

large (23” around (stretched)

Abbreviations used:

Ch(s) – chain(s)
ss – slip stitch
St(s) – Stitch(es)
Sk – skip
Rep – Repeat
FO—fasten off
dc—double crochet
YO—yarn over
BS—Bobble stitch
Tr—triple crochet stitch
sc—single crochet
scblo – single crochet back loop only.
hdc—half double crochet
fpdc—front post double crochet
bpdc—back post double crochet
blo—back loop only
Fpdc2tog—fpdc 2 together

Other notes:

– Written in US terms. 
– Ch1, Ch2, and Ch3 do not count as stitches unless specifically stated.
– Pattern is written as Small (Medium, Large) when looking at stitch counts etc

 

Special Stitches in this textured beanie:

Bobble St: 

*YO, insert hook into indicated st, YO, pull up loop; YO, pull through 2 loops; rep from * 4 more times; YO, pull through all loops on the hook, ch1 to complete the stitch. CH1 does not count as a stitch!

FPDC:      Video here. Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below, and then from back to front again between the posts of the second and third stitches.The hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the double crochet that you’re working around. Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch.You now have 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice.

One front post double crochet (FP dc) is complete.

BPDC:      

Video here.

Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from back to front between the posts of the first and second double crochet in the row below, and then from front to back again between the posts of the second and third stitches. The hook should now be positioned horizontally in front of the double crochet that you’re working around. Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch. You now have 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice. You’ve made one complete back post double crochet (BP dc).

TR: 

YO twice, insert hook into indicated st and pull up a loop, *yo, pull through 2; rep from * twice more when all loops are worked off.

FPDC2TOG: 

This is done by working front post dc stitches as decreases (2 together).  YO, insert hook around the next stitch and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops on hook; YO and insert hook around the next stitch and pull up another loop, YO and pull through 2 loops on hook; YO and pull through all loops on the hook.  Decrease made.

BLO: 

This means that you work into what’s called the back loop of the top of the stitch only, instead of going into both loops.  Video here.

Camel St: 

  Video here.

This is done by working into the 3rd loop of the previous row/round’s hdc stitches.  Insert your hook into the 3rd loop of an HDC stitch, which, for this pattern, is in the inside of the work (since we’re working in the round).  This pushes the top 2 V’s to face more outward, thus creating a “knit stitch” look.  Complete an HDC in the 3rd loop of the HDC from the previous row.

 

The Pattern:

Band:

Row 1: Ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across (6)

Row 2: Ch1, turn, scblo in each st across (6)

Rows 3-onward: Repeat row 2 until the band measures 19” (21”, 23”) long stretched.

Step 1: To make the band, join beginning round and final round (ends) together by slip stitching the back loop of the ending round to the front loop of the first round together along each stitch to the end.

Hat Body:

Rnd 1: Ch1, sc 56 (63, 70) evenly around, join to first sc with a ss.

Rnd 2: Ch1, hdc in joining st and each st around, join to first hdc with a ss (56, (63, 70))

Rnd 3: Ch1, Camel stitch in each st around, join to first Camel st with a ss (56, (63, 70))

Rnd 4: Repeat round 3

Rnd 5: Ch2 (does not count), BS in same stitch *hdc in next 2 sts, sk next st, tr in next st, going behind the st just made, tr in skipped st, hdc in next 2 sts, BS in the next; rep from * around, ending with last 2 sts being hdc sts; join to first bobble st with a ss.

Rnd 6: CH1 (does not count), hdc in each st around. SS to first hdc to join. (56, (63, 70))

            NOTE: remember that the Ch1 sts after the bobble stitch do not count as a stitch so be 

sure to skip those!

Rnds 7-8: Ch1, Camel st in each st around, ss to first camel st to join (56, (63, 70))

Rnds 9-16 : Repeat rounds 5-8 twice more

Rnd 17: Begin top of hat: ch2, fpdc around first post and next post, BPDC around next *fpdc in next 2 sts, bpdc next; rep from * around, join to first fpdc with a ss.

Note, you may not get a full repeat at the end of your round for sizes small and large. That is OK!

Rnd 18: Ch2, fpdc2tog around the first 2 posts from previous round, bpdc next, *fpdc2tog, bpdc next; rep from * around, join to first fpdc2tog with a ss.

Note: for size large you will end with 2 bpdc stitches as there will be 1 extra stitch for the repeat.

Rnd 19: Ch2, fpdc2tog around, (ending with a single fpdc for the small and medium sizes), ss to first fpdc2tog.

FO, leaving a long tail for sewing the hat shut.  

To sew shut, weave the end with a yarn needle back and forth through each stitch around, pull tight to close.  Weave in ends.

 

 

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Free Crochet pattern – Spring is in the Air Infinity Scarf

Free Crochet pattern – Spring is in the Air Infinity Scarf

Spring is in the Air and this infinity scarf is the perfect accessory! The bitterly cold winds coming off the North Sea are starting to warm up. The sun is fighting its way through the clouds. Crocuses and snowdrops are starting to bloom! With Christmas 

Kate Coffee Beanie Cozy is here!

Kate Coffee Beanie Cozy is here!

Today we release our Kate Coffee Beanie Cozy (or CBC as we refer to them). It uses the same gorgeous and timeless stitch combo that is in all of our Kate designs. It is a great collection for girls of all ages from children to 

Men’s Wrist Warmers – Free Pattern

Men’s Wrist Warmers – Free Pattern

The Richard wrist warmers (named after my very supportive husband) are a more masculine version of our Susan Wrist warmers. These men’s wrist warmers are a great gift idea, and a good way to use your scraps or bust that stash!

Do you remember our Susan Wrist warmers?

Where the Susan Wrist warmers uses the sedge stitch the Richard wrist warmers use the crunch stitch. We released the pattern for those over a year ago now. You can find the free pattern for those here or by clicking the photo at the bottom of this page.

These men’s wrist warmers are constructed in exactly the same way but instead of using the sedge stitch I went for a more masculine looking crunch stitch.

The Richard Wrist Warmers

Don’t get me wrong, they the Susan and Richard wrist warmers are unisex really – I just wanted a reason to try them out with a different stitch LOL.

You may recall, if you have read about the Susan version, that I made the Susan version with the intention of gifting them to the ladies that worked for my husband last Christmas. They got theirs and loved them. The men then got jealous and asked to try on their gifts. They loved how they felt and that they could still use their phones etc whilst wearing them. Dan and Alex asked me to make them a pair but make them look a ‘bit more manly’ than the pink and gold versions. They ‘advised’ of their favourite colours to wear and sent me on my merry way to get my hooks out again. Luckily, the local yarn store was 2 minutes from the office and a 5 minute walk from home.

So yes, the Richard wrist warmers have been waiting their turn for release since December last year!

What I can unequivocally say is that both lads are still wearing their wrist warmers and they still look great after a year and despite Dan having 2 small children at home!

I believe that Sara also made a few pairs of these last year as gifts for her brothers and other family members which went down a treat.

 

PDF Pattern links:

As always, you can find a very reasonably priced pdf version of this pattern in all of our stores:

Ravelry here

Our shop here

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here

 

Video tutorial:

If you prefer video tutorials instead of written patterns Sara recorded a full video on how to make these men’s wrist warmers on our YouTube Channel. The left handed version will go up very soon!



The Pattern:

Materials:

  • You can use any size yarn for this. Thinner yarn will use more. I used approx. 110 yards of Stylecraft Aran (#4 weight yarn) with no cuff. You can use any yarn with the appropriate size hook.
  • Hook recommended for the yarn used
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge:

Not important for this project as you create the length required with your chains and work to the desired width.

Sizing:

My finished gloves were 8.25’’ tall and 4’’ wide and fit a medium man’s hand. You will need a couple of measurements to get the perfect fit (although I have given a rough guide below). If you can get them you will need these three measurements:

 

Abbreviations:

  • Ch(s)–chain(s)
  • St(s)–stitch(es)
  • rep–repeat
  • dc–double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • sc–single crochet
  • ss–slip stitch
  • FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
  • BPDC – Back post double crochet
  • * to * – repeat from * to *

Pattern Notes:

  • Written in US terms
  • Ch1 does not count as a st
  • You will need to know the measurements for length, width and distance from the top to the part of your hand where you thumb starts to get a great fit! (see photo above for more information)
  • The figure photos are from our Susan wrist warmers but the same principles apply here!

 

 

Note: these wrist-warmers are made as a rectangle and then the sides sewn together with a gap for the thumb.

 

Row 1            Ch in multiples of 2 until you get the desired length of the wrist-warmer  minus 1.5’’ (this is made up with the cuff later). Then ch an additional 1.  Sc in second ch from hook and each st across.

OR

 Fsc in multiples of 2 until you get the desired length minus 1.5’’.

 I fsc 32  to start (but I would do 34 or 36 for a large size and 28 or 30 for a small if you don’t have the measurements you need)

 

Row 2         Turn. Alt ch2 in first st (this is made up of a sc and a ch) Ss in next st, *hdc in next st, ss in next st* along.

Note: you will end with a ss.

 

Row 3-32     Repeat row 2 until work is wide enough to go around the knuckles. If your knuckle length is 4’’, your work needs to be 8’’ tall.

For example, to get a 4’’ width I made mine measure 8’’ tall as I worked it. You will then turn the finished rectangle on its side to create the finished item!

 Do not fasten off.

 

 

Assembly:

 

Turn your rectangle 90 degrees.

Using a stitch marker mark the measurement from the top of the wrist-warmer to where the thumb starts.

Mark where the thumb finishes with another stitch marker (see pic below).

 

 

SS or sew from the top to the first marker.

SS or sew from the second stitch marker to the bottom. Do not FO

 

 

To work the Cuffs:

Round 1        Ch1, sc an even number of stitches evenly around the bottom of the glove. SS to join 

Note: be careful not to sc too few as this will make the gap for getting you hand in smaller! I find one sc for each row works well.

Round 2       Ch3 (counts as a dc), DC in each stitch around. SS to join.

For Round 3        Ch1, *FPDC around the first stitch, BPDC around the next st* around SS to join

Round 4        Repeat round 3.

Round 5        Repeat round 3.

 FO, weave in ends.

That is all there is to these super simple but gorgeous Richard Wrist Warmers! These men’s wrist warmers are sure to be a hit.
Don’t forget to share your makes with us in our Community group on Fb or tag us on Instagram! Click the links below to find us!

 

 

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The Kate Scarf

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The Kate scarf is our newest member of the Kate Collection! The Kate collection is actually named after one of my sisters. There are a few more items coming in this collection – we have a beanie, a baby bonnet and baby blanket, a mug 

The Kate Hat

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What came first – the Kate hat or the matching scarf? Honestly, it was the hat… I think! I mentioned in the scarf post that these patterns were actually designed a year ago but releasing them was postponed. Another designer brought out a very similar 

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.

Pattern information:

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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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Kristine Ear Warmer – Free Pattern

Kristine Ear Warmer – Free Pattern

Introducing the Kristine ear warmer In actual fact, there are two Kristine warmer patterns because I couldn’t decide which style I liked best! I figured you guys also deserved to have the choice, so I included both styles. Do you have a favourite? You will