For the last few years, Sweet Potato 3 Crochet has hosted a month long challenge. The challenge is quite fun. She gets a bunch of pattern designers together and we all create a pattern. We then get our own day day to provide a pattern to our followers and friends. The only payment we ask for our new pattern on our day is at least 1 hat made from the pattern be donated.
This year, it was decided that we would choose a type of cancer and create a pattern according to the color of the ribbon that represents that type of cancer. I chose to write a pattern to honor all of the people who have fought or are currently fighting breast cancer. This is a subject very near and dear to me. You see, I have 5 women in my life who are very important to me that either have or are fighting breast cancer. My aunt Lisa beat breast cancer and has been cancer free for a few years. Then, my cousin Lori was diagnosed and I am happy to say, she beat it too! My cousin Dawn then fought and beat it this past year. Shortly after she was diagnosed, my mom was diagnosed. Talk about taking your breath away! My mom also fought it and was declared clear this summer! Now....my aunt Cathy is fighting it. She is fighting with everything she has and has an amazing support system behind her! This pattern is named for a few of the strongest women I know. They are a testiment to the strength and courage it takes to beat breast cancer. I also know that every single one of them will tell you...early detection is the best way to win the first battle!
I give you The CaLiLoSh Hat pattern! Head to my Ravelry listing:
Use coupon code "CC2019", no quotation marks. This coupon code is good through 10/16/19.
You can also visit Sweet Potato 3's website here: https://www.sweetpotato3.com/week-2-crochet-cancer-challen…/fre
I get to celebtate National Crochet Month with Crochetville today!! What better way to celebrate than with a brand new FREE pattern!!??
It's getting to be that time of year where hats might be a bit much but ear warmers are perfect to keep your ears toasty! This Tunisian Crochet pattern is perfect for spring, late summer or just to look adorable with!! Without further delay, here is the pattern:
5.5 Tunisian Crochet Hook
Pony Tail holder/elastic
tdtks: Twisted Double Tunisian Knit Stitch
Sc: single crochet
Tss: Tunisian simple stitch
tdtks: Yarn over, pull front loop of stitch from previous row to the right, insert hook into the center of the stitch from previous row. Yarn over, pull through. Yarn over, pull through first two loops on your hook. Repeat to the end of the row, return pass.
Row 1: Ch. 12, tss in each ch. Across. Return pass. 12 tss
Row 2: Ch. 1, tdtks across. Return pass. 12 dtks.
Row 3-23: Repeat Row 2.
Row 24: Ch. 1 (counts as first stitch), sc under vertical bar of each stitch across. 12 sc
Row 25: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 8. Sc2tog in last two stitches. 10 sc
Row 26: Ch. 1, turn, sc2tog in first two stitches, sc in next 6. Sc2tog in last two stitches. 8 sc
Row 27: Ch. 1, turn, sc2tog in first two stitches, sc in next 4. Sc2tog in last two stitches. 6 sc
Row 28: Attach your ponytail holder during this row. Ch. 1, sc around the ponytail holder across. 6 sc into pony tail holder. Finish off, weave in end.
Reattach yarn to the first row.
Row 1: ch. 1, sc across. 12 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 8. Sc2tog in last two stitches. 10 sc
Row 3: Ch. 1, turn, sc2tog in first two stitches, sc in next 6. Sc2tog in last two stitches. 8 sc
Row 4: Ch. 1, turn, sc2tog in first two stitches, sc in next 4. Sc2tog in last two stitches. 6 sc
Row 5: Attach to your pony tail holder during this row, being careful not to twist your headband. Ch. 1, sc around the ponytail holder across. 6 sc into pony tail holder. Finish off, weave in end.
This pattern is written and distributed by Darcy’s Crochet Creations. Feel free to sell, gift or donate any items you make using this pattern. Please provide a link to where you got the pattern when writing up your descriptions. Pattern sharing is not nice or cool, it’s theft. Sharing and/or copying of this pattern is not permitted.
Today starts National Crochet Month! How wonderful!!??!! Crochetville does an annual blog tour of designers, yarn companies and crafters and this year, I am honored to say I get to be a part of it!!!
Today's group of featured crafters is a fabulous way to start the month! Here is a link to the page:
I hope you enjoy all of the amazingness, join the community and share in the crochet love!
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Did you notice the fun that went down on my Facebook page yesterday?
I released a brand new pattern! I love the basket weave look to crochet. I also love learning new skills and stitches. This new pattern has BOTH of those things!!!!
One of my all time favorite stitches is the Half Double Crochet. What else is amazing!!? The EXTENDED Half Double Crochet! Yep, you got it! It's not quite a Double Crochet but it's an extended Half Double Crochet! I wrote this pattern with a lighter weight yarn which makes the finished items perfect for fall, early and late winter and spring! It will keep your hands/wrists warm without feeling like you're going to melt. You can make your Frosty Fingerless Gloves with one color, two colors or 15! I love how customizable this pattern really is!!
For this week ONLY, you can get the pattern for $2.00, which is 50% off! No coupon needed!!! The price will go to $3.99 on the 19th!
Grab your copy of the pattern today!!! You can get it right here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/frosty-fingerless-gloves-2
Remember, share your finished projects on Ravelry! I LOVE seeing your creations!!!
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Today starts a new day, a new week and a HUGE sale at Knit Picks! There is major savings to be had for this week! Have you ever used Knit Picks yarn? It's pretty amazing! The Brava Sport and Brava Worsted are FABULOUS! I have had the joy of working with both recently! They are soft, easy to work with and just all around amazing. The texture that is created with these yarns is just what makes crochet fabulous!
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Fall is officially here in Iowa! We've had two frosts now and the leaves are changing like crazy! In Iowa, we have many weeks during this time of year where Monday, the air conditioning will be needed and by Tuesday, the heat is on! We had one of those weeks this past week!
To prepare for the coming winter and colder temps, I have released a new hat pattern! It's on sale for 40% off, no coupon code needed!
The Woven Herringbones Hat pattern is the perfect accessory for everyone to wear! The pattern comes in sizes baby to adult large! Perfect to make one for everyone in the family that loves to wear hats!
Here is the link to the hat pattern:
This pattern matches the Woven Herringbones Infinity Scarf pattern! You can get that pattern here:
Please remember, I love to see what you make with the patterns that I've written so adding your projects is ALWAYS appreciated!
Have a great fall day!
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Many parents around the country are getting ready to, or have already started to send their kids to school! My kids started last week and oh the peace and quiet! The kids aren't at each other's throats AS MUCH since they get a break from each other during school! My kids LOVE to show their school pride by wearing their school colors as much as possible. We are the East Union Eagles and our colors are Blue and White. Thank goodness my kids like blue! LOL
A while back, Salena Baca from Salena Baca Crochet had a drawing that I won for some amazing Red Heart yarn! In with this amazing package of yarn was some Team Spirit yarn! And guess what!??! It was Blue and White! WHAAAAAAT!??!?! Talk about perfect! As soon as my son saw this yarn he started jumping up and down asking me to write him a pattern for a hat! So, what's a crochet mom to do!?!? Of course, I wrote a pattern. But, I didn't JUST write a pattern, I combined some new techniques and BOOM, Connor's Pride Hat was born!
I love the look of the Herringbone Double Crochet stitch but I also love how linked stitches look. So, after a TON of practice, trials and errors, I have the pattern released!
Head on over to my ravelry listing here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/connors-pride-hat
and see what the fuss is all about. My son LOVES his hat and wears it all time. Even in Iowa in August! Any and all love and hearts would be SUPER appreciated. Grab your copy and make a hat! Come back here or on my facebook page and show me your goods! I absolutely LOVE seeing what people create from the patterns I've written. Add them to your projects on Ravelry! I love featuring projects from others on my listings!
Again, here's the pattern link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/connors-pride-hat
Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT day!
I love to crochet for my family, my friends and for others. I find my peace from a crazy day or just to relax and get my creative side going when I pick up a hook and yarn. This blog is my favorite pattern links, favorite projects I've completed and just some general crochet fun!