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Modern Snowflakes

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After the success of our last two mystery blankets I am so excited to share our second Christmas blanket crochet a-long. This year I have joined up with 23 other designers and trust me, the designs we have to show you will not disappoint. To follow along with our CAL head straight over to the main CAL page here.

Throughout the month of December we will be giving you the opportunity to download each pattern as it is released for the first 24hours. After that period each pattern will cost between $1- $1.50 through the designers personal page. But if you don’t feel like you have time to follow along with the blog hop daily, or if you have missed out on any of the patterns don’t worry. We have put together the option to purchase all of our patterns together in one convenient bundle for a limited time.

If you would like to join in on the CAL and receive your pattern for free today. Click the button below.

What Do I need?

For all the squares in our bundle the lovely people over at WeCrochet were kind enough to donate the yarn to all our designers so we could bring you this CAL. We will all be using Mighty Stitch worsted weight yarn.

This Square uses the colours, Love Letter (Main Colour), White (Colour A), Silver (Colour B)

Hook: 5.5 hook I used my Furls Streamline hook. If you suffer from wrist pain these hooks are invaluable!

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

Gauge

4x 4= 13 x 14rows

After grabbing your coupon code head to my ravelry here to purchase the pattern for free.

Abbreviations

Ch. Chain

Dc. Double Crochet

Mc. Magic Circle

Sc. Single crochet

Slst. Slip Stitch

Set up Make base square

In Main Colour, ch 27, turn. 

Row 1: Skip first Ch, sc across. Turn. (26sts)

Row 2: Ch1, sc across. Turn. (26sts)

Row 3: Ch 2, dc across. Turn. (26sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc across. Turn. (26sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc across. Turn. (26sts)

Row 6- 29: Repeat rows 3-5

Cut long tail to join to other square. Finish.

Make Snowflake Number 1

Make a Magic Circle, Ch 2

Row 1: *2Dc, ch2* Repeat 5 more times in ring. Join in the first ch 2. Turn ( 12sts)

Row 2: Slst into first ch space. Ch2, dc, ch 3, 2dc into same ch space. *In the following ch2 space 2dc, ch 3, 2dc*. Repeat * 4 more times. Join in the first ch2. (24sts). 

Finish and cut long tail to sew onto base square.

Make Snowflake Number 2

In mc, Ch 5.

Row 1: *Hdc, ch 3* Repeat * 4 more times. Join in the 2nd ch of beginning ch5 (the remaining 3chs act as your first Hdc). (6sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining ch. 2sc, ch 5, 2sc in the following ch space, *sc in hdc, (2sc, ch5, 2sc) in following ch3 space. Repeat * Join in first sc. (6 ch5 spaces)

Row 3: Ch 1, *sc, ch3, (sc, ch5, sc, ch7, sc, ch5, sc) in 3rd ch of the following ch5 space, ch3 skip next 2 sc* Repeat * around, ending the final repeat at the final ch3. Join in first sc. (6 ch7 points).

Finish and cut a long tail to sew onto base square. 

This Blanket Square is part of the Hope in the Holidays Blanket CAL. Head over to the main CAL page to get the rest of our squares.

Don’t forget to tag your makes in Ravelry as well as using #bearrye, #bearryecal and #hopeintheholdayscal on Instagram and Facebook so we can all see your lovely makes. 

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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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Sneaky Embroidery

Embroidered Roses 

This is my second square for the In Bloom Blanket CAL. Today I chose to use a mix of crochet and embroidery. I love doing crossover projects and the best part of this is the embroidery is so simple you do not need to be an expert sewer to make these roses!
To grab this square as a free PDF download, head over to the main CAL page to grab the download code, then use that code in my Ravelry store. (Valid 4/27/2020 until 11am EST 4/28/2020).


Supplies

This pattern uses Mighty Stitch which was generously donated by WeCrochet to each of the designers in the In Bloom CAL

For this square you will need the colours;
Alfalfa, Cream, Mulberry and Sky
Hook: 4mm
Notions: Yarn needle, stitch marker, measuring tape, scissors.

Gauge
4×4’ = 19 stitches by 20 rows of sc.

Abbreviations
Ch. Chain
Dc. Double crochet
Sc. Single crochet
St. Stitch

Set up

To make main square.
In Cream Ch 36. Turn.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc 4, *dc 5, sc 5*. Repeat * across. Ch3, turn (36sts).
Row 2: Skip first sc, dc 4, *sc 5, dc 5*. Repeat * across. Ch 1, turn (36sts).
Row 3: Sc 5 * dc 5, sc 5*. Repeat * across. Ch 3, turn (36sts).
Row 4-30: Repeat rows 2-3 until you reach row 30.
Finish leaving a long tail. Weave in ends.

To Add Roses.
For the roses we are incorporating an embroidery technique. You can add as many or a few roses to the square as you like. I chose to add 5 to my square.
Step 1: Create a star shape using 5 straight stitches, I made mine roughly 1 inch each, if you want smaller roses make these stitches shorter. Using a contrasting colour of yarn (this makes it easier to see where you are weaving in the next step).
Step 2: Using your main colour for your rose, thread a yarn needle with a generous amount of yarn. Start by weaving under your first stitch, then over the second. Continue this around the 5 stitches.
Step 3: Continue weaving under and over each consecutive stitch until your rose is nice and full and the guide stitches are covered.
Step 4: Finish off by stitching under the rose a couple of times and cut yarn.
Adding Leaves


Using Alfalfa attach yarn to square as close to the edge of the rose using a surface sc. Surface Sc 3 more times. Ch 1, turn, going down one side of the previous sc, sc, dc, hdc, sc in each sc across. Slip st into main square, cut yarn and weave in ends.
In my example I have shown what it looks like to have two leaves on each rose, one leaf or non. I personally prefer the one leaf, but this is completely customizable.
This Square is part of the In-Bloom Blanket CAL. Head over to my blog to view all of the floral squares we have on offer! Don’t forget to tag any of your completed makes with #bearrye, #inbloomblanketcal or #springbloomsblanketcal
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Beautiful Bluebells

Beautiful Bluebells


What do I need?


This pattern uses Mighty Stitch which was generously donated by WeCrochet to each of the designers in the In Bloom CAL
For this square you will need the colours;
Cream (Main Colour)
Alfalfa (C1)
Mulberry (C2)

Currently WeCrochet is taking a break on their deliveries due to COVID-19 so I have made a list of companies who are still delivering to help you prepare for the CAL. This list will be updated once every 24 hours to help keep you informed.

Hook: 4mm hook

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


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Click HERE to download the free PDF download as part of the In Bloom CAL.


Gauge
4×4 = 19 sts by 20 rows
Abbreviations
Ch. Chain
Flsc. Front loop single crochet. Crochet into the front loop of the stitch only.
Sc. Single crochet
St. Stitch
Ss. Slip Stitch

Set up

Make base square
In Cream (MC), ch 39, turn.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in every st across. (38sts).
Row 2: Ch 1, flsc in every st across. (38sts).
Row 3: Ch 1, flsc in every st across. (38sts).
Row 4: Ch 1, flsc in every st across. (38sts).
Row 5: Ch 1, flsc in the next 15 sts. Join C2, 2 flsc, switch back to MC flsc across. (38sts).
Row 6: Ch1, flsc in the next 21 sts. Switch to C2, 2 flsc, switch back to MC, flsc across. (38sts).
Row 7: Ch 1, flsc 15, C1 flsc 2, MC flsc across. (38sts).
Row 8: Ch1, flsc 21, C1 flsc 2, Mc flsc across. (38sts).
Row 9: Ch 1, flsc 15, C1 flsc 2, MC flsc across. (38sts).
Row 10: Ch1, flsc 21, C1 flsc 2, Mc flsc across. (38sts).
Row 11: Ch 1, flsc 15, C1 flsc 2, MC flsc across. (38sts).
Row 12: Ch1, flsc 21, C1 flsc 2, Mc flsc across. (38sts).
Row 13: Ch 1, flsc 15, C1 flsc 2, MC flsc across. (38sts).
Row 14: Ch1, flsc 21, C1 flsc 2, Mc flsc across. (38sts).
Row 15: Ch 1, flsc 15, C1 flsc 2, MC flsc across. (38sts).
Row 16: Ch1, flsc 21, C1 flsc 2, Mc flsc across. (38sts).
Row 17: Ch 1, flsc 15, C1 flsc 2, MC flsc across. (38sts).
Row 18: Ch1, flsc 21, C1 flsc 2, Mc flsc across. (38sts).
Row 19: Ch 1, flsc 15, C1 flsc 2, MC flsc across. (38sts).
Row 20: Ch1, flsc 21, C1 flsc 2, Mc flsc across. (38sts).
Row 21: Ch 1, flsc 15, C1 flsc 2, MC flsc across. (38sts).
Row 22: Ch1, flsc 21, C1 flsc 2, Mc flsc across. (38sts).
Row 23: Ch 1, flsc 15, C1 flsc 2, MC flsc across. (38sts).
Row 24: Ch1, flsc 21, C1 flsc 2, Mc flsc across. (38sts).
Row 25: Ch 1, flsc 15, C1 flsc 2, MC flsc across. (38sts).
Row 26: Ch1, flsc 21, C1 flsc 2, Mc flsc across. (38sts).
Row 27: Ch 1, flsc 15, C1 flsc 2, MC flsc across. (38sts).
Row 28: Ch1, flsc 21, C1 flsc 2, Mc flsc across. (38sts).
Row 29: Ch 1, flsc 15, C1 flsc 2, MC flsc 12, Join C2 flsc, MC flsc across. (38sts).
Row 30: Ch 1, flsc 8, C2 flsc 1, MC flsc 12, C1 flsc 2, MC flsc across. (38sts).
Row 31: Ch 1, flsc 15, C1 flsc 2, MC flsc 12, C2 flsc, MC flsc across. (38sts).
Row 32: Ch 1, flsc 9, C2 flsc 2, MC flsc 10, C1 flsc 2, MC flsc across. (38sts).
Row 33: Ch 1, flsc 16, C1 flsc 2, MC flsc 8, C2 flsc, MC flsc across. (38sts).
Row 34: Ch 1, flsc 12, C2 flsc 2, MC flsc 5, C1 flsc 2, MC flsc across. (38sts).
Row 35: Ch 1, flsc 18, C1 flsc 3, C2 flsc 3, MC flsc across. (38sts).
Row 36: Ch 1, flsc in every st across. (38sts).
Row 37: Ch 1, flsc in every st across. (38sts).
Row 38: Ch 1, flsc in every st across. (38sts).
Row 39: Ch 1, flsc in every st across. (38sts).
Row 40: Ch 1, flsc in every st across. (38sts).



Make Blue bells
Make a Magic Circle, Ch 1, 6sc in the ring. Pull tight to close. DO NOT SLIP STITCH TO FINISH.
Row 1: sc in each st across (6sts).
Row 2: sc in each st across (6sts).
Row 3: sc in each st across (6sts).
Row 4: sc in each st across (6sts).
Row 5: 2 sc in each st across (12sts).
Row 6: *4sc in next st, ss in next*. Repeat * across. (30sts).
Tie off leaving a long tail, this is to be able to stitch onto your main square. I made a total of 3 bluebells, but you could make up to 6 to attach onto the main square.

Attaching your bluebells.

Using long tail sew the ends through the square near the colour 2 portion of the design. This gives the appearance that the bluebells are dangling off the main stalk. Repeat across for each bluebell, sew in ends and cut to finish.


There you have a beautiful bluebell square to add to your blanket! To find the rest of the squares to complete our In Bloom Blanket head over to https://www.bearrye.com/2020/03/in-bloom-spring-blanket-cal.htmlwhere you will find more squares from 22 different designers.
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The Flora Scarf


The Flora Scarf


Can anyone else believe its spring already? After a very disappointing New York Winter I am ready for Spring. This lacey scarf was another step out of my colour comfort zone. I am so proud of how this Pistachio Green came out.

What do I need?

To make this scarf all you need is Paintbox Yarns DK cotton or comparable size 3 Yarn. I used 3 colours to create this striped scarf, but you can easily add extra colours to make the scarf wider, creating yourself a shawl.

Colours used in pictured scarf;
Robins Egg Blue (Colour C)

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Hook: F, 4mm
Notions: Yarn needle, stitch marker, measuring tape, scissors.
Size
47inches by 7inches

Abbreviations
Ch. Chain
Dc. Double crochet
Sc. Single crochet
St. Stitch
Attaching Motifs
This scarf will be made using a very simple motif technique. To make it easier to follow you will attach the motifs together as you go. You can create all the squares at once and then attach all at the same time but I find it easier to attach as you go.

Flora Motif
(If making all motifs at once and attaching at the end create 17 motifs row 1-3 in each colour).
Row 1: Using the magic circle technique, sc 16 in the ring.Slst into the first sc.
Row 2:*Ch 4, skip next sc, sc in the next sc* Repeat * around, slst in the first sc. Sl st in the first ch4 space.
Row 3: *Ch5, sc in next ch space, ch6, sc in next ch space* Repeat * 3 times. Sl st into first ch 5 space.
Row 3 will change based on the amount of sides you will need to connect a motif to.

Attach as you go method

To start Create 1 motif (row 1-3) in Colour A.
All Colour A motifs will only need to be attached to one side of the square. Starting with your second motif square follow this alternative row 3.

Attach on one side.
Row 3: *Ch5, sc in next ch space, ch6, sc in next ch space* Repeat * 2 times. Ch 5, sc in next ch space. Ch3, attach to ch 6 space of previous motif using slst. Ch3, sc into ch4 of working motif, ch3, slst into ch5 of previous motif. Ch 2, sc into next ch4 of working motif. Ch3, slst into ch 6 of previous motif, ch3. Sl st into first ch 5 space to join in the round.

Attach on two sides
Row 3: *Ch5, sc in next ch space, ch6, sc in next ch space* Repeat * 1 more time. Ch 5, sc in next ch space. Ch3, attach to ch 6 space of previous motif using slst. Ch3, sc into ch4 of working motif, ch3, slst into ch5 of previous motif. Ch 2, sc into next ch4 of working motif. Ch3, slst into ch 6 of previous motif, ch3. Sl st into first ch6 of the second motif you need to attach to.
Ch3, sc into ch4 of working motif. Ch3, slst into ch5 of second motif, ch 2, sc into ch4 of working motif. Ch3, slst into ch6 of second motif. Ch3, slst into ch4, ch 5, ch6, sl st into ch 5 space to join in the round.
To create the size scarf made in the pictures make 17 motifs in each colour and attach as you go.
To finish you will have a few ends to sew in. This I feel is the most time consuming part of the pattern. Well there you have it, enjoy your light spring scarf!
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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.

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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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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.