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Basketball Backpack

Good Morning everyone, How are your Autumns going so far? Like I have said before I love Autumn and Winter way more than Summer. Its coming close to the Holidays now and I’m sure everyone’s looking for Christmas presents to crochet, and even Halloween crochet patterns to help with those costumes. This bag is written in two sizes, so would be the perfect Halloween treat bag for all ages!

This pattern is not only for Halloween, it will make the perfect gift for a child and was made as part of Operation Crochet Shoeboxes, a crochet-along that is running from September to November on the Desert Blossom Crafts blog. To learn more and join the crochet-along, click here.

Would you like to make this pattern for Charity?

The amazing Rachel from Desert Blossom Crafts has kindly set up a charity CAL, running between September and November. Each week there will be two giftable patterns, made to fit inside a shoebox; one boy pattern and one girl pattern. This Crochet Along is helping to give to the Operation Shoebox Charity, to learn more about the charity and how to join the CAL, head over to the CAL post here. If you do not have time to participate in a CAL right now, you can also buy a discounted bundle of all the patterns included which proceeds will go straight to the charity.

The Mini Basketball Bag!

Supplies

For the original pattern I used Red Heart Super Saver Held Double

Colour A: Carrot, Colour B: Black. if you cannot get ahold of Red Heart in your country you can alternately try;

For a hook I always use my Furls Streamline as it helps with greatly with my carpal tunnel. You will need a 7mm hook for this project.

Other notions you will need are: Yarn needle, stitch markers, measuring tape and scissors.

Remember you can download the ad free PDF in my Ravelry Store.

Gauge

To keep the sizing right it is important to stick to the gauge, try doing a swatch and go up or down a hook size if needed.

4×4’ = 10sts x 18rows

Sizing

This pattern is written for two sizes

Small:  8inches x 10 inches

Medium: 9 inches x 15 inches

The pattern is written with the two sizes shown at the end of each row as

S (M)

Abbreviations

Ch. Chain

Sc. Single crochet

St. Stitch

Special Stitches

The Thermal Stitch: This stitch is detailed in rows 1-3, if you need more help following along here is a great tutorial for the stitch.

Set up

Using two strands of Colour A, Ch 37 (47).

Row 1: Starting in the 2nd Ch from the hook sc in every stitch in the row. (36, 46sts)

Row 2: Join end to the first st in the row. Ch 1, Sc in the back loop only (BLO) of each st across. (36, 46sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, Join in the round, turn. For this round you will be working in both the back loop of your current stitch, and the front loop left from row 2. This stitch will be referred to as the Thermal St from now on.

Thermal st in each st across. (36, 46sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, Join in the round, turn.  Thermal st in each stitch across. (36, 46sts)

Row 5: Repeat row 4 until you reach row 44 (66), or until the bag is roughly 10inches in length.

Row 44 (66): Holding the two halves of your work together, thermal st both sides together across the row. This is to create the bottom seam. Tie off and sew in your ends.

Adding the basketball markings.

You should be left with a rectangular pouch with only one opening at the top. Now it is time to create your basketball markings.

Step 1: Using Colour B, attach the yarn in roughly the center of the top opening of the bag. Using surface st you will be creating a straight line directly down the center of the bag.

Do not cut yarn when you reach the bottom as now you will be turning the bag over and working straight up the other side of the bag. Bind off and cut yarn.

Step 2: Turning your bag sideways, find the midway point and create another straight line running horizontally through the bag on both sides, the pattern will now resemble a cross. See photo below.

Step 3: Going back to the front of your bag reattach the yarn roughly two sts in from the corner. You will now need to create a diagonal line pointing towards your center line. Once you are roughly 5 rows down the bag start straightening the line to run parallel with the original center line until you reach the horizontal line across the bag. You will now need to mirror this as best you can on the lower half of the horizontal line.

Step 4: When you reach the end of this line, do not cut. Instead you will now curve your surface st around to the other side of the bag. Now repeat the same procedure for making your curved line on this second side. Bind off and cut the yarn.

Step 5: Repeat the previous two steps to make the curved line now on the right side of your bag.

Adding the straps.

Step 1: For the straps cut 6 40inch strands of orange and 6 strands of orange. Using 3 strands of each colour tied at the top, braid them together to make your strap. Do not tie the ends together yet. You will need to do this twice.

Step 2: Take your first strap with the unfinished end. Right at the top of the bag you will see the stitching below the very first row of Sc has enough space to thread your strap through. Proceed to weave the unfinished end of the bag strap through these stitches. You will only want to weave the strap through half the top of the bag.

Step 3: Tie a double knot in the end of the unfinished end.

Step 4: Repeat Steps 2 and 3 with the second strap.

Step 5: Taking the other end of each strap, using a yarn needle, sew each strap to their opposite sides of the bag.

Step 6: Returning to the top of the bag, cinch both sides of the bag together making sure to pull the excess length of the strap through the front. Tie these two ends together using a double knot.

There you have it, your mini basketball bag! Do not forget to tag any of your completed makes to @bearrye, or #bearrye so I can see your creations!! Once again, if you would like to join in our CAL, or simply buy the bundle of patterns to help donate to a good cause this holiday season, head over to Desert Blossom Crafts to learn more about Operation Shoebox.

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Falling For Textures Blanket CAL

Textured Crochet 
Blanket

As Summer is over and it turns to Autumn its time for another blanket CAL! For those who missed our Winter Wonderland Blanket or don’t know, CAL is short for Crochet Along This time I am part of a 5 designer team working with the Pineapple and Pine CAL group. For 5 weeks each designer will be releasing 3 blanket squares that can be seamlessly combined to make a beautiful blanket.

How it works

Each week a new designer will be releasing 3 10 x 10 inch texture patterns for free on their blog, with an option to purchase a PDF format. For my squares, you will head back to this page to see the new squares as they release. Alternatively, if you do not want to wait to receive each design, or would just love to support the designers you can also purchase a bundle of all the patterns right now at a 50% discount!

Buy the bundle now!

The Yarn

The lovely team over at Wecrochet was kind enough to donate the yarn needed to create this project. We used approximately 4576yards of Mighty Stitch yarn in Cream. All the designs together will make a 50 x 70 inch blanket, but if you don’t want to make something quite as large head over to Kelsies page below, where she has detailed some alternative sizes and how many squares you will need to make.

Week 1

August 31st- September 6th

The first week was hosted by Kelsie of Crafting for Weeks. You can go over to her page to see the first three patterns and to learn a lot more detail about the CAL, as well as some alternative blanket sizes.

Week 2

September 7th- September 13th Hosted by Claire at Bear Rye.

See all three squares below.

Week 3

September 14 – September 20 hosted by Emily of Hooked Hazel

Week 4

September 21 – September 27 hosted by Rachel of Cozy Nooks Designs

Week 5

September 28 – October 4th hosted by Sarah of A Plush Pineapple

Step up – Low Texture Blanket Square

Step up Blanket Square for Falling for Textures CAL

 Supplies

Yarn: Mighty Stitch, Cream by Wecrochet.

Hook: 5mm.

Notions: Yarn needle, measuring tape, scissors.

Gauge

4x4inches: 12sts x 11 rows of 5dc, 5sc repeat.

Abbreviations

Ch. Chain

Dc. Double crochet

Sc. Single crochet

St. Stitch

Set up

Ch 31,

Row 1: In the second ch from hook sc. Sc in next 4 sts, dc in the following 5 sts. *5 sc, 5 dc*. Repeat * across until the end of the row. (30sts).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. *5 sc, 5 dc* Repeat * across until the end of the row. (30sts).

Row 3- 28: Repeat Row 2.

Bind off and cut yarn.

Adding border:

To add your border, Dc in each stitch across, adding a dc, ch 2, dc in each corner space. Join in the round, bind, and cut yarn.

There you have it! Your first Blanket Square. Do not forget to tag any of your completed makes to @bearrye, or #bearrye so I can see your creations!! To follow along with our CAL follow @pineapple.and.pine and check out the Facebook Community to join in with the group.

Crossed over DC – Medium Texture Blanket Square

 Supplies

Yarn: Mighty Stitch, Cream by Wecrochet.

Hook: 5mm.

Notions: Yarn needle, measuring tape, scissors.

Gauge

4x4inches: 12sts x 9 rows of dc

Abbreviations

Ch. Chain

Dc. Double crochet

Sc. Single crochet

St. Stitch

St instructions:

Crossed DC: Yo, insert hook into previous skipped stitch before 3dc, Yo. Pull st to height with the previous dc, yo, pull through 2 hoops, yo pull through remaining hoops.

Set up

Ch 31,

Row 1: In the second ch from hook sc. Sc in every st across. (30sts).

Row 2: Ch 1, Turn. Sc in each st across. (30sts).

Row 3: Ch 2, Turn. *Skip next st, Dc in the next 3 sts. Crossed Dc to the previous skipped st. Dc in the next 3 sts*. Repeat across. Dc in the last st of the row. (30sts).

Row 4: Ch 1, Turn. Sc in every st across. (30sts).

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7: Ch 2, Turn. *Dc in 3sts, skip 1st, Dc 3, crossed Dc to the previous skipped st space*. Repeat across. Dc in the last st of the row. (30sts).

Row 8: Repeat Row 2.

Row 9: Repeat Row 7.

Row 10: Repeat Row 2.

Row 11: Repeat Row 3.

Row 12: Repeat Row 2.

Row 13: Repeat Row 3.

Row 14: Repeat Row 2.

Row 15: Repeat Row 7.

Row 16: Repeat Row 2.

Row 17: Repeat Row 7.

Row 18: Repeat Row 2.

Row 19: Repeat Row 3.

Row 20: Repeat Row 2.

Row 21: Repeat Row 3.

Row 22: Repeat Row 2.

Row 23: Repeat Row 7.

Row 24: Repeat Row 2.

Bind off and cut yarn.

Adding border:

To add your border; Turn your project sideways and Dc in each st across. In the last st (which will become your corner) Dc, ch2. Repeat this procedure on the right and left sides of the square respectively.

There you have it! Your first Medium textured Blanket Square. Do not forget to tag any of your completed makes to @bearrye, or #bearrye so I can see your creations!!

Herringbone Double Crochet- High Texture Blanket Square

 Supplies

Yarn: Mighty Stitch, Cream by Wecrochet.

Hook: 6mm.

Notions: Yarn needle, measuring tape, scissors.

Gauge

4x4inches: 12sts x 9 rows of dc

Abbreviations

Ch. Chain

Dc. Double crochet

Sc. Single crochet

St. Stitch

St instructions:

Waistcoat St: This is my favourite guide to the waistcoat stitch.

Herringbone St: Follow for my favourite guide to the Herringbone DC

Set up

Ch 32,

Row 1: In the second ch from hook sc. Sc in every st across. (30sts).

Row 2: Ch 1, Turn. Waistcoat st in every st across. (30sts).

Row 3: Repeat Row 2.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2.

Row 5: Ch 1, Turn. Waistcoat st 4 times. Herringbone Dc until 4 sts remain. Waistcoat St in the remaining 4sts. (30sts).

Row 6: Repeat Row 5.

Row 7: Repeat Row 5.

Row 8: Repeat Row 5.

Row 9: Repeat Row 5.

Row 10: Repeat Row 2.

Row 11: Repeat Row 2.

Row 12: Repeat Row 2.

Row 13: Repeat Row 2.

Row 14: Repeat Row 5.

Row 15: Repeat Row 5.

Row 16: Repeat Row 5.

Row 17: Repeat Row 5.

Row 18: Repeat Row 5.

Row 19: Repeat Row 2.

Row 20: Repeat Row 2.

Row 21: Repeat Row 2.

Row 22: Repeat Row 2.

Row 23: Repeat Row 5.

Row 24: Repeat Row 5.

Row 25: Repeat Row 5.

Row 26: Repeat Row 5.

Row 27: Repeat Row 5.

Row 28: Repeat Row 2.

Row 29: Repeat Row 2.

Row 30: Repeat Row 2.

Row 31: Repeat Row 2.

Bind off and cut yarn.

Adding border:

To add your border; Make 2 rows of Sc on both the top and bottom of your square. Turn your project sideways and Dc in each st across. In the last st (which will become your corner) Dc, ch2. Repeat this procedure on the right and left sides of the square, respectively.

If you would like to purchase the discounted bundle for all our squares, you can do so here for 50% off throughout the CAL. Supporting the designers allows us to supply you with free patterns all year round and helps to pay for the admin of running CALS. Thanks so much for supporting us.

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Autumn Aura Scarf – Crochet Scarf Pattern

Autumn Aura Scarf Flatlay

So I know its still warm out there but its getting closer to Autumn. Are you ready for all the cold weather makes? If you are like me you have multiple Jumpers you started working on 2 years ago that you swear will be ready to wear this Autumn! It’s definitely time to start working on some autumn/winter crochet scarf patterns so we have some wearable projects.

Autumn Aura Scarf Pin

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Today I’m releasing my Autumn Aura Scarf for free for the first time as part of the Fall in Love with Autumn Blog Hop. This Crochet Scarf pattern is usually one of my premium patterns, so head over to the Hop on 8/6/2020 to get the Ravelry code to download for free today only!! Offer Ended.

Grab the pattern on Ravelry here enter the code ‘AURA’ at checkout to get both the Autumn Aura Scarf and Beanie at a discounted price! Remember to include both patterns in your cart to recieve the discount!

Don’t want to hop the blog every day? Head over to buy the Fall in Love with Autumn Bundle for 90% off all these patterns.

Fall in Love with Autumn Bundle

What Do I need?

The original pictured scarf was made using ;

Colour A: Lionbrand Country in White Mountains 0.5 of a skein, unfortunately this yarn has been discontinued but can be substituted with Lionbrand Thick and Quick.

Colour B: Lionbrand Thick and Quick in Fisherman 2 skeins

Hook: 9mm (I used my Furls streamline, which you can now buy over on Wecrochet.com)

Notions: Yarn needle, stitch marker, measuring tape, scissors.

Like the Autumn Aura Scarf?

Get the free pattern for the matching Autumn Aura Beanie here

Autumn Aura Beanie Pin, Free crochet beanie pattern

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Mini Bows Headband

I’m finally ready to share my next headband in my series. Here is the very simple Mini Bows Headband. This simple design has some lacey peek holes and is a quick and easy make. Scroll down for instructions on how to make this.

 

Supplies

Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Cotton Dk in Robins egg blue

Hook: 4mm

Notions: Yarn needle, stitch marker, measuring tape, scissors

This pattern is featured today (5/25/2020) as part of the Shop Your Stash Blog Hop, head over to my Ravelry today only to download the PDF for free!

Need a new project for the month of May? Head over to the Shop your Stash Blog hop where you will find a new free crochet pattern daily, totaling 35 free crochet and knit patterns.


If you don’t have time to participate in the blog hop you can grab the bundle here of all 35 patterns plus a bonus 8 patterns not shown in the hop!

The Bundle is only $16, this means each pattern comes to $0.37!! Click here to learn more about the bundle or click here to go to the hop and grab today’s free PDF download.

 

Abbreviations

Ch. Chain

Hdc. Half Double crochet

St. Stitch

Set up

Foundation Row HDC 96sts, Join in the Round

Or

Ch 97, Join in the Round. Hdc in every st across. Join in the Round (96sts).

Row 1: Ch 1, *(Hdc 3, Ch 5, skip 5)* Repeat * across. Join in the Round (96sts).

Row 2 – 4: Repeat row 1.

Row 5: Ch 1, *(Hdc 3, Ch 2, sl st over ch 5 from Row 1, this causes a cinched effect, ch 2)* Repeat * across. Join in the Round (96sts).

Row 6: Ch 1, *(Hdc 3, Ch 5, skip 5)* Repeat * across. Join in the Round (96sts).

Row 7: Ch 1, *(Hdc 3, hdc in each ch 5 )* Repeat * across. Join in the Round (96sts).

Finish leaving a long tail, weave in ends.

 

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In Bloom, a Spring Blanket CAL

 

In Bloom, A Spring Themed Blanket Crochet Along 2020

 
Wow, I’m sure this Spring is not turning out how anyone was expecting it to. With most of us stuck inside social distancing this is the best time for us to turn to our hobbies to fill the time. I first started crocheting as a form of therapy to keep my mind calm in times of stress and have felt myself turning to this to keep my days feeling normal in these uncertain times.
 
For the month of April me and some amazing designers have collaborated together to make an amazing mystery blanket that we hope you will all enjoy. The theme all the designers were given was “In bloom” and they did not disappoint when it came to creativity.
 

How does it work?

From April 1st until April 30th each designer will present an 8×8 inch square representing the Spring season. All these squares can be combined together to create a personalised blanket. You can use all of them, or a combination of your favourites to create an amazing heirloom.
 
Each days featured designer will be giving their design away as a FREE PDF download. To get these free downloads visit page each day of the month, where the pattern will be posted daily at 8am EST. If you would like to get daily reminders for your squares you can follow this page by signing up to my newsletter and follow along on Instagram.
 
Spread the word. Pin this page to your favourite Pinterest Board
 
Spring blanket CAL Pin
 
 

What do I need to do?

 
Every day you will visit this post where you will find the latest pattern. Under each pattern, there will be instructions including a CODE to get the FREE PDF. You will be lead through to the designers’ blog where you will find within their page text that reads “Click HERE to download the free PDF download”. Some designers will be including this free download either directly from their site or through Ravelry.

 

Supplies

To make it easier to follow along all designers worked from the same yarn palette. Some squares could include up to 4 colours, while others may have only 1.
We used Mighty Stitch yarn, which we were very lucky to have donated to us by We Crochet.

The colours chosen were as follows,

Alfalfa, Ivy, Mulberry, Wisteria, Fairytale, Bubblegum, Celestial, Sky, Cream, Oyster and Canary.

If you would like to join in the CAL, join the CAL group over on Facebook. This is where you can ask any questions you may have on the patterns and share your blanket progress. You can also Make along with us on Instagram using the hashtags #inbloomblanketcal #springbloomsblanketcal and #bearrye . I will be sharing all your makes in my stories so everyone can make together!

Day 1: The Morning Mimosa Square by Faydra of Knottie Hooks

Faydra is kicking off our CAL with the Morning Mimosa square. The free PDF is no longer available but you can head here to access the free version on her blog.
 
Day 2: Beautiful Bluebells by Claire of Bear Rye
 
 
Get the beautiful Bluebells pattern by following the link here.
 
Day 3: Spring Granny Square by Donna of 3 am Grace Designs
 
Granny Square CAL
 
The pattern is no longer free. But you can still check out the pattern in the blog post on her site.
 
Day 4: Twin Tulips by Janine of Capital Crochet
 
 
 
Day 5: Rose Garden Blanket Square by Janne of Joy of Motion Crochet
 
 
Head over to Jannes’ blog for a direct download on her website. No code is needed, download for free until April 7th 2020 midnight EST
 
Day 6: Pineapple Texture blanket square by Sarah of The Plush Pineapple
 
Diamond Trellis Stitch
 
Head over to Sarah’s blog page to learn more about the trellis stitch behind this gorgeous square.
 
Day 7: Tunisian Orchid Square by Noorain of Noors Knits
 
This beautiful Tunisian square is perfect for people who want to learn colourwork in Tunisian. Noor has some amazing tutorials. The PDF is no longer free but you can check out the free pattern on her blog
 
Day 8: Floral C2C Square by Emily of Hooked Hazel
 
Ever wanted to Learn c2c, today’s square has a simple elegant feel to it. Use code ‘FLORAL409’ to grab your FREE PDF until 10am EST April 10th.
The PDF is no longer free but you can check out the free pattern on her blog

Continue reading In Bloom, a Spring Blanket CAL

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Lacey Tunisian Headband

This month I’m sharing my first Tunisian Crochet Pattern as part of an amazing event.

I’m participating in Noor’s Knits’ Easy TC Blog Hop running from Feb 7th to 25th! A new pattern will be released EVERY day from Monday to Friday as a FREE download available for 24 hours only! The patterns featured are perfect projects to try your hand at Tunisian crochet. The best part is that all of the projects being released in this blog hop can be made with a regular crochet hook!

The Easy Lacey Tunisian Headband

I cannot get over the stitch definition on this headband. It’s the perfect spring hair accessory and a great seller at craft fairs!

What do I need?

 All you need to make this beauty it is less than a skein of DK yarn.

To make pictured pattern;

1 skein of Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Dusty Rose

Hook: 4.5mm hook

You can use a normal hook for this pattern, but make sure it is a hook that does not have an added grip handle otherwise you will not have space to hold the stitches.

Now that the blog hop is over, head over to my Ravelry to access the pattern for only $3

Be sure to check out Noorain’s blog Noor’s Knits to see the newest featured pattern for this month’s blog hop and don’t forget to use #EasyTC And tag @noorsknits to share your projects on Instagram for a chance to win some great prizes!

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Sunny Sorbet Shawl

The Sunny Sorbet Shawl

After what feels like a very disappointing Winter this year I am ready to move onto spring. As part of the Design Create Repeat Spring Colours Blog Hop I have designed the perfect transitional wrap. This gorgeous design can double as a shawl or a scarf, making it perfect for the last of the snow and those chilly spring evenings.

With the prompt of ‘Spring Colour’ the idea of sunshine and daffodils jumped out at me. Using Paintbox Yarns Dk cotton yarn, I have designed this sunny palette with a very 70s vibe.

How long does it take?

Although it looks complicated this shawl uses a stitch called the side saddle cluster. It is a little time intensive but due to its repetitive nature it is a stitch which you can pick up fast and multitask while making.
Don’t have time to make it now? Pin it for later!


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If you would prefer to read the pattern unhindered it is also available as an ad free PDF on Ravelry. Click here to purchase.If you like scarves head over to Ravelry to grab the Autumn Aura Scarf exclusive to Ravelry. Subscribe to my newsletter using the link on the side of this page to receive a 15% off coupon to my Ravelry store!
This pattern is available starting 5/16 midnight EST for free as part of the Sun at Home Event. Head over to the blog post to grab the coupon code and follow along in the Blog Hop.
Looking for another event? Don’t forget to grab the Shop your Stash Bundle before its gone. It’s only $16 for 33 crochet patterns and 10 knit patterns. This is a saving of over $140!! Click the link to check out all the patterns included in this amazing bundle!

Supplies 

You will need 5 Skeins of Paintbox yarns Cotton dk yarn. Head over to Lovecrochet to get 25% off on this yarn today!

If you want the exact colour scheme of the pictured shawl the sequence is;

Colour A; Daffodil Yellow 
Colour B; Mustard Yellow, 
Colour C; Melon Sorbet, 
Colour D; Seville Orange,  
Colour E; Blood Orange

Hook: 4.5mm
Notions: Yarn needlestitch markermeasuring tapescissors.

Gauge

4×4’ = 16 stitches by 6 rows of Side Saddle Cluster repeat

Set up

Ch. Chain

Dc. Double crochet
Dc4tog. Double crochet 4 together.
Yarn over, insert hook in next st, yarn over pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops. You will repeat this 4 times (this leaves 4 loops on your hook). Yarn over, draw through all 5 loops. Ch 1 to close stitch.
St. Stitch
Notes:
·         top of dc cluster will refer to the last yarn over on your dc4tog in following rows when describing where to place your hook. This is not the ch performed following the cluster.
·         Excluding row 1 sc will always be performed in the top of dc cluster and dc4tog will always be in the ch3 space.
Start

Cast on 227 chains in Colour A.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, *ch 3, dc4tog over the next 4chs, sc* Repeat from * finishing with sc in the last ch space of the row. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 5, sc in the top of the dc cluster from previous row, *ch3, dc4tog in ch3 space from previous row. Ch1, sc* Repeat from * until you perform your last dc4tog, dc in last st. Turn
Row 3: Ch 1, sc into top of dc cluster, *ch3, dc4tog in ch3 space from previous row. Ch 1, sc* Repeat * until final ch5 space. Sc in ch5. Turn.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Row 5: Repeat Row 3.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7: Repeat Row 3.

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Row 8: Cast on in Colour B, Repeat Row 2.
Row 9: Repeat Row 3.
Row 10: Repeat Row 2.
Row 11: Repeat Row 3.
Row 12: Repeat Row 2.
Row 13: Repeat Row 3.
Row 14: Ch5, [*sc, ch3, 4dctog* repeat *2 more times. Join in colour C, sc, ch3 dc4tog, pick up colour B.] Repeat sequence between [ ] until last stitch, pick up colour B dc in final st. Turn.
Row 15: Repeat Row 3.
Row 16: Repeat Row 2.
Row 17: Repeat Row 3.
Row 18: Repeat Row 2.
Row 19: Ch1, [*sc, ch3, dc4tog* repeat 2 more times. Join in Colour D sc, ch3, dc4tog. Pick up Colour C] Repeat sequence between [ ] until ch5 space. Sc in ch5. Turn.
Row 20: Ch 5, sc ch3, dc4tog,[*sc, ch3, dc4tog* repeat. Join in Colour D sc, ch3, dc4tog. Pick up Colour C] Repeat sequence between [ ] until final st. dc in final st. Turn.

Row 21: Ch 1, sc, ch3, dc4tog. *Join in Colour D sc, ch3, dc4tog. Pick up Colour C sc, ch3, dc4tog* Repeat * two more times] Repeat sequence between [ ] until ch5 space. Sc in ch5. Turn.
Row 22: Repeat Row 2.
Row 23: Repeat Row 3.
Row 24: Ch 5, sc, ch3, dc4tog,[*sc, ch3, dc4tog* repeat * 2 more times. Join in Colour E, sc, ch3, dc4tog. Pick up Colour D] Repeat sequence between [ ] until final st. dc in final st. Turn.
Row 25: Ch 1, *sc, ch3, dc4tog* repeat * . Join in Colour E, sc, ch3, dc4tog. Pick up Colour D] Repeat sequence between [ ] until final ch5. Sc in ch5 space. Turn.
Row 26: In Colour E: Ch 5, sc, ch3, dc4tog,[ Pick up Colour D *sc, ch3, dc4tog. *Join in Colour E sc, ch 3, dc4tog* Repeat 2 more times.] Repeat sequence between [ ] until final 4sts. Sc, ch3, dc4tog, dc in final st. Turn.
Row 27: In Colour E Repeat Row 3.
Row 28: Repeat Row 2
Row 29: Repeat Row 3
Row 30: Repeat Row 2
Row 31: Repeat Row 3

End: Tie off and weave in ends. Viola you have a beautiful light weight shawl, which can double as a large folded scarf. Don’t forget to share using #bearrye and tag @bearrye so I can share your finished creations. If you would like access to free crochet patterns, head over to www.bearrye.com and join me on Facebook and Instagram@bearrye to be the first to hear about new pattern releases.
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Velvet Headband

Simple Velvet Headband

So I gave into the velvet yarn trend and of course had to make a headband. This is my first in a series of velvet patterns. So if you are loving velvet yarns, don’t forget to Subscribe to my newsletter to hear about all my free pattern releases.
For this pattern I used Bernet Baby Velvet which is a size 4 yarn unlike most velvets which are size 5 bulky yarns. You can check out a selection of velvet yarns using this link here. The pattern was written in baby, child and adult sizes gauge is important in this project. Remember to make certain your gauge is correct, you should have a stretchy fabric. If not go up a hook size.

How long does it take?

The Adult size works up in just over a half hour, this makes it perfect for gifting and making while zoning out to a good Netflix Binge!

Don’t have time to make it now? Pin it for later!

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Supplies

Yarn: You will need around 80- 120yrds of Bernet Baby Velvet (size 4)
Hook: 5mm

Gauge

4×4” = 12 dc stitches by 4 rows of 2 row repeat (row dc, row sc).

Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US terms.

Ch: Chain

Dc: Double crochet
Hdc: Half Double crochet
Sc: Single crochet
St: Stitch

You will be working flat and seaming at the end to produce your twist.

Sizing (Adult 21 inches, Child 17 inches, Baby 13.5 inches)

Start:

Start by chaining (65, 49, 43) Turn.
Row 1: Hdc in second chain from hook and every chain across. Turn. (64, 48, 42).
Row 2: Ch2. Dc in every st across. Turn (64, 48, 42).
Row 3: Ch1. Sc in every st across. Turn (64, 48, 42).

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Row 4: Repeat Row 2.

Row 5. Repeat Row 3.
Row 6: Repeat row 2.
Row 7: Ch2. Hdc in every st across. Turn (64).

For Baby size Cast off here.

Row 8: Repeat row 2.
Row 9: Ch2. Hdc in every st across. Turn (64).

For Child size Cast off here.

Row 10: Repeat row 2.
Row 11: Ch2. Hdc in every st across. Turn (64).
For Adult Size Cast off here.

Finishing

Lay piece flat. Grabbing the bottom left corner and twist the piece up above the top let corner. Holding the piece in this position use mattress stitch to seam the piece together. To ensure your twist stays how you like it you can add a stitch in the center of the twist.

There you have it! Enjoy your beautiful Velvet goodness. Don’t forget to share any projects you make using #bearrye , and follow me on Instagram and Facebook @bearrye

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Autumn Aura Beanie

Autumn Aura Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

Am I the only one excited for Autumn this year? 
Living in New York the weather has yet to reach those crisp temperatures but I am well prepared for them in this super comfy new beanie design.
This textured beanie is made in a bottom up construction while working in the round. It was first designed as a fast make that I could create in bulk for this years Winter markets. During my first market in September it proved to be such a hit that I have decided to share the pattern with you guys! Since it was designed with that in mind it is the perfect fast make for market prep or Christmas presents as it comes in four sizes, for the whole family.

How long does it take?

The Adult size works up in just over an hour, with a little more time needed for a pompom if your heart desires.
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Supplies 

You will need 2 skeins of Size 6 Super Bulky yarn.

Recommended yarns: This pattern was written using both Lionbrand Woolease Thick and Quick and Lionbrand Hometown USA. When using Thick and Quick the hat comes out a little bulkier but still fits to the measured dimensions.

If you want the exact colour scheme of the pictured hat, it was made using;
Colour A: One Skein of Lionbrand Woolease Thick and Quick in Fisherman
Colour B: One Skein of Lionbrand Woolease Thick and Quick in Moonlight

Hook: 9mm
Notions: Yarn needle, stitch marker, measuring tape, scissors.

Gauge

Gauge for this project can be very useful as size 6 yarns can be very different in thickness dependent on the brand chosen.

4×4’ = 8 stitches by 7 rows of the following repeat;
1 row sc, 1 row hdc, 1 row dc.

Abbreviations

BPDC. Back post double crochet
Ch. Chain
Dc. Double crochet
FPDC. Front post double crochet
Hdc. Half Double crochet
Sc. Single crochet
St. Stitch

Finished Hat sizes:

Baby 14’ , Toddler 18’ , Child 20’, Adult 22’ stitch counts are in parenthesis at the end of each row, in this order.


Set up

Using Colour A, Foundation chain dc (28, 36, 40, 42) Join in the Round.
Or
Chain 42, Join in the Round. Dc in every stitch, join in the round. (28, 36, 40, 42sts)

Start

Row 1: Ch2 *FPDC, BPDC.* Repeat from * till last st. Join in the Round (28, 36, 40, 42sts)
Row 2:Repeat row 1. (28, 36, 40, 42sts)
Row 3: Repeat row 1. (28, 36, 40, 42sts)
Row 4: Join Colour B, Ch2, Dc in every st. Join in the round. (28, 36, 40, 42sts)
Row 5:Ch 2, Hdc in every st. Join in the round. (28, 36, 40, 42sts).
Row 6: Ch1, Sc in every st. Join in the round. (28, 36, 40, 42sts).
Row 7: Ch1, Slst in every st. Join in the round. (28, 36, 40, 42sts).

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For Baby Size stop pattern here. Read below for finishing.

Row 8: Ignoring row 7, Sc in the loops left from row 6. This will push the sl stitches from row 7 to the front, giving you a distinct v shaped stitch in front. Join in round. (36, 40, 42sts).
Row 9: Repeat row 5. (36, 40, 42sts).
Row 10: Repeat row 4. (36, 40, 42sts).
Row 11: Repeat row 5. (36, 40, 42sts).
Row 12: Repeat row 6. (36, 40, 42sts).
Row 13: Repeat row 7. (36, 40, 42sts).

For Toddler Size stop pattern here. Read below for finishing.

Row 14: Repeat row 8. (40, 42sts).

For Child Size stop pattern here. Read below for finishing.

Baby size; Row 8: Ignoring row 7, Sc2tog in the loops left from row 6. This will push the sl stitches from row 7 to the front, giving you a distinct v shaped stitch in front. Join in round. (14sts).

Toddler Size; Row 14: Ignoring row 7, Sc2tog in the loops left from row 6. This will push the sl stitches from row 7 to the front, giving you a distinct v shaped stitch in front. Join in round. (18sts).

Child Size; Row 15: Ch 2, Hdc2tog in every st. Join in the round. (20sts).

Adult Size; Row 15: Repeat row 5. (42sts).

Row 16: Ch2, dc2tog in each st. Join in round. Finish off leaving long tail. (21sts).

Finishing

Weave long tail through last row of decreases. Cinch together by pulling tight. This will leave a ruched top. To tidy sew through the end and fasten off. You can add a pom-pom to the top for a finishing touch!

Enjoy your lovely new beanie. Its sure to keep you warm throughout the Autumn season all the way into Winter. Share your finished projects on Instagram using #bearrye and #autumnaurabeanie
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8 Free Crochet Patterns to Finish Summer in Style- Summer Crochet Pattern Round up.

Hi Everyone,

Summer is almost over but that doesn’t mean there’s no time for summer projects! I love summer crochet, it gives for more creativity with colours and designs. Remember yarn crafts aren’t just for winter.

To finish off the summer I’ve decided to do the first in a series of free crochet pattern round ups from some talented designers to show case simple makes that can be made before the summer is over.

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Without further ado, heres our free crochet patterns;

8 Free Crochet Patterns to Finish Summer in Style.

1. Watermelon Coasters – by Melanie of Counting Crafty.

I just love all the fruit themed crochet that has been making the rounds this summer! These cute little coasters are perfect for end of summer parties, or to jazz up any children’s room (or adult). Click the link in the title for the free pattern.

2. The Summer Festival Headband – by Sarah of  No Hooks Given 

This quick little make can add that extra something to any summer outfit.The tie on the back of the piece makes it a perfect one size fits all project.


So many wall hangings have been popping up in the past year but nothing beats this adorable llama from Eclaire Makery. The use of bobbles and added flower appliques add the perfect amount of texture.

4. Sunset beach tote – by Melanie of Counting Crafty

The Sunset Beach tote is such a cute summery make. Made with a sturdy construction this bag is the perfect tote for the beach or any summer outing.

I love this simple design. The magic cup carpet is the fastest make on this list, taking roughly 20 minutes to complete each coaster it makes for the perfect back to school gift for teachers or a fast craft fair make.

6. Chair Socks – by Hortense of Knitting with Chopsticks

If you are looking for simple home decor Hortense of Knitting with Chopsticks has these adorable chair socks. These socks are beginner friendly and work to snazz up any legged furniture. Its an amazing alternative to those adhesive non-slip pads.

7. Daisy Headband – by Claire of Bear Rye Creations

I love a good headband, for us short haired people it helps add a feminine touch. The Daisy headband is lightweight enough to be worn every season.

8. Reusable Scrubbies – by Faydra of Knottie Hooks

Check out Knottie Hooks, and her collection of eco-friendly reusable household makes. I love a good face scrubbie, they are a great alternative to disposable cotton pads and can be used for household cleaning too.

Like these Patterns? Why not try;
1. Diamond Skies, by Bear Rye
2. Ain’t no Mountain, by Bear Rye
3. Triangular Headband, by Bear Rye
4. Daisy Headband, by Bear Rye

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