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Wheelie Wonderful Square

Wheelie Wonderful Square

This is my second square for the winter wonder squares event, and the second to last square we are releasing. Scroll through the page you will find where it says “FREE RAVELRY DOWNLOAD” most of us use affiliate advertising and would be very appreciative if you would let the ads load while scrolling as this allows us all to benefit from this event.

Design

I wanted to use my second square as a way to add some texture to the blanket and allow for some scrap busting from yarn left over from other squares. I have used the left overs I had from creating my snowman winter wonder square.

How long does it take?

This square may take a little longer to complete since it is a tapestry crochet square. It took me about 3 hours to make, this was taking a little longer as I was correcting mistakes and tweaking the pattern as I went. It is definitely a done in an evening project though.

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Supplies
Yarn, Caron X Patone Bamboo in purple scribbles, or equalent size 4 (worsted weight yarn).
Hook: 5mm (H) crochet hook
Notions: Yarn needle, measuring tape, scissors.

Gauge
4×4’ = 14 stitches by 17 rows of sc
Abbreviations
Ch. Chain
Dc. Double crochet
Sc. Single crochet
St. Stitch

Pantone Colour order of skein
Main colour (14-3949 pale blue)
Colour A (11-0601 white)
Colour B (14-3710 lilac)
Colour C (11-0603 cream)

Set up

Starting with main colour.
Chain 37.
Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 2sc, *skip 3 ch, 7dc into next ch, skip 3 ch, 1 sc into each of the next 3ch*. Repeat * until the last 4 ch, skip 3 ch, 4dc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: using colour A. Ch 1, 2sc, *ch3, (Yo, insert hook, yo draw loop through, yo, draw through 2 loops) 7 times. Yo draw through all loops. Ch3, 3sc* Repeat * until last 4 sts, ch 3, (Yo, insert hook, yo draw loop through, yo, draw through 2 loops) 3 times. Turn.
Row 3:Ch3, 3dc into first st, *skip ch3, 3sc, skip ch3, 7dc in loop that closed the previous stitch cluster* Repeat * to end, skip ch3, 2sc. Turn.
Row 4: Using colour B. Ch3, skip first sc, (Yo, insert hook, yo draw loop through, yo, draw through 2 loops) 3 times. *ch3, 3sc, ch3, (Yo, insert hook, yo draw loop through, yo, draw through 2 loops) 7 times* repeat * until last ch 3, 2sc. Turn.
Row 5: Ch1 , 2sc, *skip ch3, 7dc in loop that closed the previous stitch cluster, skip ch3, 3sc.* Repeat * skip ch3, 4dc in top of tch. Turn.
Row 6: Using Main Colour repeat row 2.
Row 7: Repeat row 3
Row 8: Using Colour C repeat row 4.
Row 9: Repeat row 5.
Row 10: Using Main Colour repeat row 2.
Row 11: Repeat row 3.
Row 12: Using colour A repeat row 4.
Row 13: Repeat row 5.
Row 14: Using Colour B repeat row 2.
Row 15: Repeat row 3.
Row 16: Using Main Colour repeat row 4.
Row 17: Repeat row 5.
Row 18: Using colour C repeat row 2.
Row 19: Repeat row 3.
Row 20: Using Main Colour repeat row 4.

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Snowman Winter Wonder Square

Snowman Winter Wonder Snowman

I am so excited today to be kicking off our Winter Wonder Squares project. Each days square represents what the season of winter means to each designer. Scroll through the page you will find where it says “FREE RAVELRY DOWNLOAD” most of us use affiliate advertising and would be very appreciative if you would let the ads load while scrolling as this allows us all to benefit from this event.

Design

My square is that of a snowman. I grew up in the UK where we did not get to see alot of snow, but watching American TV shows taught us you were supposed to have that “White Christmas” feeling. I can probably count the amount of snowmen I’ve made on one hand. However, there is still hope.
I now live in New York, with our first big snow storm of the winter scheduled to hit us today. So as I’m writing this we are trying to prep for an amount of snow I only thought existed on TV!! The up side of not seeing snow as a child means I still see the purity of it, not just the inconvenience it sends. I hope I will be making snowmen into my old age and be able to keep that winter wonder in my life.

How long does it take?

This square may take a little longer to complete since it is a tapestry crochet square. It took me about 3 hours to make, this was taking a little longer as I was correcting mistakes and tweaking the pattern as I went. It is definitely a done in an evening project though.
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Supplies

Yarn: Caron X Pantone Bamboo in Purple Scribbles, Scrap Red yarn and scrap black yarn. Or 6 colours of equivalent size 4 (worsted weight) yarn.
Hook: 5mm (H) crochet hook
Notions: Yarn needle, measuring tape, scissors.
Gauge
4×4’ = 14 sc by 17 rows.
Abbreviations
Ch. Chain
Sc. Single crochet
St. Stitch
Pantone Colour order of skein
Main colour (14-3949 pale blue)
Colour A (11-0601 white)
Colour B (14-3710 lilac)
Colour C (18-3518 dark purple)
Colour D (Scrap black yarn)
Colour E (Scrap Red yarn)
Set up (written instructions)

Using Main Colour Ch 29.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook. Sc across row. (28sts).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (28sts).

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc 10, Join Colour A sc 8, pick up main colour sc 10. (28sts).

Row 4: Ch 1, turn. Sc 9, pick up colour A sc 10, pick up main color sc 9. (28sts).

Row 5: Ch 1, turn. Sc 8. Pick up colour A sc 12, pick up main colour sc 8. (28sts).

Row 6: Ch 1, turn. Sc 7. Pick up colour A sc 7. Join colour B sc 1, pick up colour A sc 6. Pick up main colour, sc 7. (28sts).

Row 7: Ch 1, turn. Sc 6. Pick up colour A sc 6. Pick up colour B sc 3. Pick up colour A sc 7, pick up main colour sc 6. (28sts).

Row 8: Ch 1, turn. Sc 6. Pick up colour A sc 8. Pick up colour B sc 1. Pick up colour A sc 7. Pick up main colour sc 6. (28sts).

Row 9: Ch 1, turn. Sc 6. Pick up colour A sc 16. Pick up main colour sc 6. (28sts).

Row 10: Ch 1, turn. Sc 6. Pick up colour A sc 8. Pick up colour B sc 1. Pick up colour A sc 7. Pick up main colour sc 7. (28sts).

Row 11: Ch 1, turn. Sc 6. Pick up colour A sc 6. Pick up colour B sc 3. Pick up colour A sc 7. Pick up main colour sc 6. (28sts).

Row 12: Ch 1, turn. Sc 6. Pick up colour A sc 3. Join colour C sc 2. Pick up colour B sc 1. Pick up colour A sc 7. Pick up main colour sc 6. (28sts).

Row 13: Ch 1, turn. Sc 7. Pick up colour A sc 9. Pick up colour C sc 3. Pick up colour A sc 2. Pick up main colour sc 7. (28sts).

Row 14: Ch 1, turn. Sc 8. Pick up colour A sc 2. Pick up colour C sc 3. Pick up colour A sc 7. Pick up main colour sc 8. (28sts).

Row 15: Ch 1, turn. Sc 9. Pick up colour A sc 6. Pick up colour C sc 2. Pick up colour A sc 2. Pick up main colour sc 9. (28sts).

Row 16: Ch 1, turn. Sc 10. Pick up colour C sc 8. Pick up main colour sc 10. (28sts).

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Row 17. Ch 1, turn. Sc 10. Pick up colour C sc 8. Pick up main colour sc 10. (28sts).

Row 18: Ch 1, turn. Sc 11. Pick up colour A sc 6. Pick up main colour sc 11. (28sts).

Row 19: Ch 1, turn. Sc 10. Pick up colour A sc 2. Join colour D sc 4. Pick up colour A sc 2. Pick up main colour sc 10. (28sts).

Row 20: Ch 1, turn. Sc 9. Pick up colour A sc 2. Pick up colour D sc 1. Pick up colour A sc 4. Pick up colour D sc 1. Pick up colour A sc 2. Pick up main colour sc 9. (28sts).

Row 21: Ch 1, turn. Sc 9. Pick up colour A sc 4. Join colour E sc 1. Pick up colour A sc 5. Pick up main colour sc 9. (28sts).

Row 22: Ch 1, turn. Sc 9. Pick up colour A sc 10. Pick up main colour sc 9. (28sts).

Row 23: Ch 1, turn. Sc 9. Pick up colour A sc 3. Pick up colour D sc 1. Pick up colour A sc 2. Pick up colour D sc 1. Pick up colour A sc 3. Pick up main colour sc 9. (28sts).

Row 24: Ch 1, turn. Sc 10. Pick up colour A sc 8. Pick up main colour sc 10. (28sts).

Row 25: Ch 1, turn. Sc 11. Pick up colour A sc 6. Pick up main colour sc 11. (28sts).

Row 26: Ch 1, turn. Sc 11. Pick up colour C sc 6. Pick up main colour sc 11. (28sts).

Row 27: Ch 1, turn. Sc 11. Pick up colour C sc 5. Pick up main colour sc 12. (28sts).

Row 28: Ch 1, turn. Sc 13 Pick up colour C sc 3. Pick up main colour sc 12. (28sts).

Row 29: Ch 1, turn. Sc 13. Pick up colour A sc 2. Pick up main colour sc 13. (28sts).

Row 30: Ch 1, turn. Sc 13. Pick up colour A sc 2. Pick up main colour sc 13. (28sts).

Row 31: Ch 1, turn. Sc 28sts across. (28sts).

Row 32: Ch 1, turn. Sc 28sts cross. (28sts).


Dependant on how tight your gauge was the tapestry can sometimes pull tight leaving you with a 7 X 7 square. If this is the case you can add a border along the outside edge.

Border
Join colour C in the last sc. Ch 2 hdc in first sc of row. Hdc around all four sides, to make corners hdc 2, ch 1 hdc 2 in first and last stitch of the first and last row. Repeat this row 1 more time.

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Triangulon, Hugger of Shawls

Triangulon, Hugger of Shawls

Ok! So this is what happens when I ask my husband what I should name a triangle scarf. His answer was of course ridiculous, but I felt like this convertible shawl deserved a name worthy of its size! Thus, Triangulon is born.

How long does it take?

The Adult size works up in roughly 2-3 hours dependant on your speed. You can definately create this beast in an evening.

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Supplies 

You will need 2 skeins of Size 6 Super Bulky yarn.
Recommended yarns: This pattern was written using Lionbrand Woolease Thick and Quick in Grey Marble.
Hook: 9mm

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’ = 5 stitches by 4 rows of the following repeat;
1 row dc/rb, 1 row dc/rf.

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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!
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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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Triangular Headband – Free Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern Triangular Headband

Triangular Headband – Free Crochet Pattern

Wow its getting warm this summer! I’m still not used to the heat New York has to offer. Well, it’s time for another free crochet pattern. Here is the Triangular Headband. I love this pattern because it has such unique shape to it. This gorgeous design is the perfect addition to any summer outfit, as usual this headband is made from 100% cotton yarn! Once again I have decided to use Paintbox yarns DK cotton. To get the yarn you can find it here. Using this link helps support me to make more free patterns.

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Supplies
Yarn Paintbox Cotton DK
Hook: 4mm
Notions: Yarn needle, stitch marker, measuring tape, scissors stretch magic elastic.
Gauge
4×4’ = 18 by 9 rows of 2 row repeat.
Abbreviations
Ch. Chain
Dc. Double crochet
Hdc. Half Double crochet
Sc. Single crochet
St. Stitch
Pop. Popcorn stitch= Yarn over (YO), insert hook YO, pull through YO, insert hook one more time, YO and pull through all loops on hook.

This pattern has been written using both the foundation row setup and the standard chain set up. If you want to ignore the foundation set up, go straight to the chain set up and begin from there. If you would like to use the foundation setup, start there and then go directly to row 2 leaving out the chain set up.

Foundation Crochet Row Set up
Foundation Hdc for 96sts, join in the first stitch of the row. (96sts)
Chain Set up
Ch 96, Join in round.
Ch2, Hdc in every st around, join in round (96sts)
Row 2: Ch2, *DC, ch3, skip next 3 sts. (pop, ch1, sk1) Repeat 4 times, ch3, sk3*. Repeat * around. Join in round.

Row 3: Ch2, DC in next 2 sts *ch3, sk3 (pop, ch1, sk1) Repeat 3 times, ch3, sk3, dc in next 3sts*. Repeat * around. Join in round.
Row 4: Ch2, DC in next 3sts *ch3, sk3 (pop, ch1, sk1) Repeat 2 times, ch3, sk3, dc in next 5sts*. Repeat * around. Join in round.

Row 5: Ch2, DC in next 4sts *ch3, sk3 (pop, ch1, sk1) Repeat 1 time. Ch3, sk3, dc in next 7sts*. Repeat * around. Join in round.
Row 6: Ch2, DC in next 5sts *ch3, sk3 (pop, ch1, sk1) Ch1, sk3, dc in next 9 sts* Repeat * around. Join in round.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Enjoy your new headband! Now you have finished don’t forget to tag #bearrye in your photos and tag me on Instagram and Facebook @bearrye!!

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It’s a Wrap! Summer Wrap Dress Pattern Release!

It’s been a long time coming but I am so excited to introduce my first real garment release! Here is the ‘It’s a Wrap’, a beautiful beach coverup dress. I love this design because its both simple but complex at the same time! The simple wrap shape makes it so practical to use at the beach or as an alternative to a cardigan or shawl on those chilly summer nights.
To create this design all you need to know are a few simple stitches. The pattern uses a combination of single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and increases and decreases. It’s a perfect first garment for any advanced beginner crocheter. Once you have the simple repeat down it is very easy to work on and makes for a fast craft.
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Idea Behind the Design

When thinking of designs I usually start with the question ‘What would I wear?’ I’ve been seeing these wrap around beach coverups alot recently on various high street retailers. I thought these were so clever. It’s easy to throw into a bag and take on the go. Also so easy to wear when your swimming costume is wet. The construction of the piece is so simple, the only seams you have to make is the attaching of the straps! 
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Supplies

To make your own you will need; 
5mm Crochet Hook,
 yrds of Feels Like Butta, by Lion Brand, or any equivalent  4 medium yarn. 
Yarn needle and time!
To support me you can get this pattern on my Ravelry for a small fee. But for a limited time this pattern is being offered for free here on the Joy of Motion Crochet Blog. Check out her blog for the free pattern and loads of other free summer crochet patterns from other designers!

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Daisy Headband

Since its officially summer I have been having fun playing with cotton yarns. I’m sure you have all seen the Caron cotton cakes and all the cotton yarns coming out on special in your local craft shops. Its so good for the hotter months. Cotton is the perfect fiber for making breathable, year round accessories and garments. 
I have been working on a summer garment design in partnership with Lovecrochet which will be released in mid May. For more information subscribe to our mailing list to get updates on new releases first! But until then I have been playing with some summery accessories. The first of which is this gorgeous headband.


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This free pattern was edited on 6/24/2020 to correct the stitch counts at the end of each row.

Supplies


Yarn; Paintbox DK cotton in Vanilla Cream
Hook: 4mm
Notions: Yarn needle, stitch marker, measuring tape, scissors.
Abbreviations
Ch. Chain
Dc. Double crochet
Sc. Single crochet
St. Stitch

Set up

·         At the beginning of each row the Ch3 (also known as the turning chain) will count as your first stitch. This means each row will end in the top of the turning chain

CH 16.

Row 1: Start by adding 1 Dc in the 4th ch from the hook, dc in next 4 sts. Skip the next 2 chs, ch3, dc in the last 6 sts. Ch 3, turn. (12sts)

Row 2: Dc in the next 3 sts, ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc into the ch 3 space from the previous row, sk 2, ch3, dc in the last 4 sts. Ch3, turn. (9sts)

Row 3: Dc in the next st. Ch3, sk 2sts, sc into the ch3 space, ch3, sc in the next ch3 space, ch3 one more time, sk 2sts, dc in the last 2sts. Ch3, turn. (6sts)

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Row 4: Dc in the next st, 2 dc in ch3 space. Ch3, sc in the next ch3 space, ch3. 2dc in next ch3 space, dc in the last 2sts. Ch3, turn. (9sts)

Row 5: Dc in the next 3sts, 2dc in ch3 space. Ch3, 2 dc in next ch3 space. Dc in the last 4sts. Ch3, turn. (12sts)

Row 6: Dc across the row, remembering to dc twice in the top of the ch 3 space to make up for skipped stitches. Ch 3, turn. (14sts).

Repeats rows 1-6 6 more times. Do an extra row of Dc and fasten off. Join the last row to the first row, 

creating a headband shape.

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Sampler Scarf


It is time! The absolute beginner Sampler Scarf pattern I’ve been working on is here. I remember when I first learnt how to knit all I was taught to create were simple squares of fabric that never became anything more than just a way to keep a child’s hands and brain busy. Did you have a similar experience? Well, when I learn’t how to crochet from my childhood friend Laura (of the Specky Seamstress) she first taught me granny squares and how such a simple thing can become much larger! This square became the beginnings of the first blanket I ever made, which I still use to this day. This concept is what made me fall in love with crochet.

This scarf came about because I wanted to create a project which can be completed as part of a series of beginner classes. Most classes I have seen offered teach you how to either make a pot holder or a phone case, which lets just say is very simplistic and although definitely a good teaching tool does not teach variety of stitching. This scarf starts with the simplest of  crochet stitches and advances through what some might consider your first advanced beginner stitches, such as front post dc. 

I think this scarf shows how simple crochet can be and how with just a little bit  of variation in stitches you can create some amazing texture that would make the beginner want to stay around for more. As I said before this was originally a pattern written for absolute beginners, so if you yourself are a beginner it can be a good starting point for your first wearable project. Or even if you would like to teach using this pattern please feel free, although I do ask that you support this resource by purchasing the ad free PDF version of my pattern over at Ravelry.

Onto the pattern!
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To create the scarf pictured I used Red heart Super Saver in Burgundy and Saffron. 
To purchase this yarn you can visit my affiliate link here to go to Love Crochet. They have 56 colours of super saver to choose from! Or if you would like a more spring/ Summer friendly scarf I would recommend using cotton yarn. Two good ones are Paintbox yarn Cotton Aran or Lion Brands 24/7 cotton
You will need:
2 Colours of worsted weight yarn (or up to 10 colours if feeling adventurous)
6mm hook,
Needle for sewing in ends,
and Scissors.
Abbreviations
Ch. Chain
Dc. Double crochet
Hdc. Half Double crochet
Sc. Single crochet
St. Stitch
Tr. Treble crochet
Starting with Colour A:
Row 1: Chain 21, starting in second ch from hook sc in each chain across. Ch 1, turn. (20sts)
Row 2-5: Sc in every stitch across. Ch 1, turn. (20sts)
Row 6-9: HDC in every st across. Ch 1, turn. (20sts)
Row 10: HDC in every st across. Ch 2, turn. (20sts)
Row 11-14: DC in every st across. Ch 2, turn. (20sts)
Row 15: DC in every st across. Fasten off, leaving a short tail to work over. (20sts)
Attach Colour B:
Row 16: Ch1. HDC in every st across. Ch 1, turn. (20sts)
Row 17: HDC in every st across. Ch 4, turn. (20sts)
Row 18: Skip the first st, dc in the next *ch1, skip the next st, dc in next st. Repeat from * Across. Ch 1, turn. (20sts)
Row 19: Sc in every st across. Ch 4, turn. (20sts)
Row 20: Repeat row 18.
Row 21: Sc in every st across. Ch 5, turn. (20sts)
Row 22: Tc in every st across. Ch 1, turn. (20sts)
Row 23: Sc in every st across. Ch 4, turn. (20sts)
Row 24-26: Repeat rows 18-20.
Row 27: HDC in every st across. Ch 1, turn. (20sts)
Row 28: HDC in every st across. Fasten off, leaving a short tail to work over. (20sts)

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Attach Colour A:
Row 29: Ch 2, DC in every st across. Ch 2, turn. (20sts)

Row 30: DC in first st, Front Post DC in next st, Back Post DC in next st. Repeat * until last st. DC in last st. Ch 2, turn. (20sts)
Row 31: Repeat row 30, ch 1, turn.
Row 32: HDC in every st across. Ch 2, turn. (20sts)
Row 33- 43: Repeat rows 29-32 3 more times ending on row 31.
To get the perfect length for your scarf repeat the three colour blocks for as long as you would like. To achieve a scarf that wrapped around the neck once the pattern would be repeated three times.
So what do you think of the Sampler Scarf? Any beginners out there tried?
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For another spring, summer scarf check out the Athens Infinity Scarf here.
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Little Boy Blue, Free Hat Pattern

Little Boy Blue


As promised here is my first free pattern. This pattern was made as a newborn hat using Lion Brands Feels Like Butta Yarn which is so soft and easy to work with I just couldn’t resist making a baby hat with it. It produces a perfect lightweight beanie keeping your tiny ones snug but not too hot!

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Without further ado, onto the pattern.

 

 
 Supplies
Yarn: Lion brand Feels Like Butta Colour A: Dusty Blue, Colour B: Pale Grey or any comparable Medium (4) weight yarn.
Hook: 5mm
Notions: Yarn needle, stitch marker, measuring tape, scissors, small amount of fiber fill or preferred stuffing.
 
 
Abbreviations
Ch. Chain
Dc. Double crochet
Hdc. Half Double crochet
Sc. Single crochet
St. Stitch

 

Sizes

 

newborn, 3-6months, 6-12months, toddler (1-4), child(4-10), teen
 
Special Instructions
1       I like to use this technique to prevent gaps in the join line of beanies. Every row will be worked with its first stitch in the same space as the turning chain.
     In Rows 13 and 14 all Dc will be in Colour A and all puff stitches will be Colour B.

 

Set up
Row 1: Starting with the magic circle technique, Ch2 Hdc 12 sts joining in the first HDC to work in the round. (12sts).
Row 2: Ch2, 2hdc in each st around. Join in first st. (24sts)
Row 3: Ch2, *2Hdc in next st, hdc in following st*. Repeat from * until final st. Join in first st. (36sts)
Row 4: Ch2, hdc in each st around. Join. (36sts).
Row 5: Ch2, *2Hdc in next st, hdc in next 2sts*. Repeat from * until final st. Join in first st. (48sts).

 

Stop increasing here for new born size.

Row 6: Ch2, *2Hdc in next st, hdc in next 3sts*. Repeat from * until final st. Join in the first st (60sts).
Row 7: Ch2, hdc in each st around. Join (60sts).

Stop increasing here for 3-6month and 6-12month size

Row 8: Ch2, *2Hdc in next st, hdc in next 4sts*. Repeat from * until final st. Join in first st (72sts).

Stop increasing here for toddler/ child size (1-10 yrs).

Row 9: Ch2, hdc in each st around. Join (72sts).

Stop increasing here for Teen size.

Hat length section

Row 1: Ch2, hdc around (48sts, 60sts, 60sts, 72sts, 72sts, 72sts).
Row 2: Ch2, dc around (48sts, 60sts, 60sts, 72sts, 72sts, 72sts).

 

Repeat rows 1-2 until length of hat measures (3, 3.25, 4.25, 4.75, 5.25, 5.75)

Puff pattern

 
Row-1: Ch2, dc in same space as ch, Join colour B do not cut colour A as we will be alternating between the two yarns. *Puff stitch in next space. dc in the next st*. Repeat * until last stitch. Join (48sts, 60sts, 60sts, 72sts, 72sts, 72sts).
Row 2: Ch2, Puffst in same space, dc in next st*. Repeat until last st. Join (48sts, 60sts, 60sts, 72sts, 72sts, 72sts).
Row 3: Ch2, hdc around. Join in last stitch. DO NOT BREAK YARN. (48sts, 60sts, 60sts, 72sts, 72sts, 72sts).

 

Start Earflap 1
Row 1: Continue in the last join. Ch2 hdc for 8 sts. Turn (8sts, 8sts, 8sts, 12sts, 12sts, 12sts).
Row 2: Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn (6sts, 6sts, 6sts, 8sts, 8sts, 8sts).
Row 3: Ch2, hdc across. Turn (6sts, 6sts, 6sts, 8sts, 8sts, 8sts).
Row 4: Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc till last 2 sts, hdc2tog. Turn (4sts, 4sts, 4sts, 6sts, 6sts, 6sts).
Row 5:Ch2, hdc across. Turn (4sts, 4sts, 4sts, 6sts, 6sts, 6sts).
Row 6: Ch2, hdc2tog, twice. (2sts, 2sts, 2sts, 4sts, 4sts, 4sts). Bind off.
Start earflap 2
To find the placement for your second earflap fold the hat in half, you will want to line it up so there are less sts in the back of the head than the front. Join colour A on the RS of your work and work rows 1-6 as in earflap 1.
Cast off and sew in all ends. Finally to add that finishing touch Join colour B and SC around the entire edge of the hat and earflaps. Break yarn and sew in ends.

For advice on exact hat sizing here is the sizing chart I love to use for all my hats.

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