Winter Hills Mug Rug

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You’re going to love the Winter Hills Mug Rug (or coaster). It’s a quick and easy pattern that can be made in almost no time at all.

Featured on the 24 Days of Quickies with Marly Bird & Friends Blog Hop hosted by Marly Bird.

The Yarn

I used Sugar ‘n Cream 100% cotton yarn. The one I featured on this Instagram Reel (link below) is in the colorway “Holiday Stripes.” I separated the skein into all its colors to get them to line up the way I wanted.

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Supplies Needed

– Approximately 50 – 100 yards worsted weight yarn – Sugar ‘n Cream
– H/5.0mm crochet hook – Leither Co.
– Scissors
– Tape measure
– Yarn needle

Stitches Used

The stitches I used in this designer are:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet

Pattern Note

Gauge: 15 Sts x 15 Rows =4”

Sizes:
4.5” x 4.5” – Coaster
4.5” x 8” – Mug Rug

A stitch count is provided at the end of each row.

Fringe is optional. I placed mine (when used) every other stitch. Some designers like to put them in each stitch. Go with what you’re comfortable with.

The Pattern

Ch 17

Row 1.) Sc in 2nd Ch from the hook and each St across. (16)

Row 2.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Sc in next St, Dc in next St, * repeat across. (16)

Row 3.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Sc in next St, Dc in next St, * repeat across. (16)

Row 4.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (16)

Row 5.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (16)

Row 6.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Sc in next St, Dc in next St, * repeat across. (16)

Row 7.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Sc in next St, Dc in next St, * repeat across. (16)

Row 8.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (16)

Rows 9-16 (28) Repeat rows 5-8.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Availability

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Like the Winter Hills Mug Rug? Try out the Winter Hills Cozie too! Available for free here.


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Turquoise Scarf

Who is ready for the last Birthstone Collection design of 2020?

The Birthstone Collection is a series of cowls, scarves, and shawls using yarns based on the color of that month’s birthstone.

Other designs from the Birthstone Collection include:
Garnet Cowl – January
Amethyst Scarf – February
Zoe’s Aquamarine Infinity Scarf – March
Diamond Shawl – April
Emerald Asymmetrical Shawl – May
Pearl Infinity Cowl – June
Ruby Shawl – July
Peridot Shawl– August
Sapphire Shawl – September
Opal Shawl – October
Citrine Scarf – November

The Yarn

It took me a while to decide on a yarn that would work for turquoise. Most of the colors I saw in the store leaned more towards a teal and I wasn’t too fond of them.

I finally decided on the Premier’s Anti-Pilling Bobbin in the colorway Peacock. It is a combination of 2 solid colors and one that is a combination of those two colors.

The Pattern

This scarf is full of texture and wonderful drape. When designing the Turquoise Scarf I wanted something that was simple but not boring.

I used 3 of the most basic crochet stitches to make this scarf. The first few rows can be a little tricky with stitch placement, but it will all come together by the second repeat.

Supplies Needed

You will need the supplies listed below to make the Turquoise Scarf.

– One bobbin of Premier’s Anti-Pilling Bobbin or approximately 550 yards of your favorite worsted weight yarn
– I/5.5mm crochet hook
– Scissors
– Measuring tape
– Yarn needle

Stitches Used

The stitches used for the Turquoise Scarf are:

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
SDc – Starting Double Crochet

Stitch Definition:
Starting Double Crochet – (also known as Long Chain Double Crochet or Chainless Starting Double Crochet.) Pull up your loop to the height of your usual Double Crochet. YO, insert into the 1st St, yarn over, pull through the St, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through the remaining 2 loops.

Pattern Notes

The stitch count is listed at the end of each row.

Ch 1 counts as a stitch.

A Ch4 can be substituted for the SDc and Ch1 at the beginning of even numbered rows.

Can be made to be any length you’d like.

Availability

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Madi Mason Jar Cozy

Do you need a quick gift idea that can be functional or decorative? Then this pattern is exactly what you need!

There are so many possibilities of how you can use this mason jar cozy. Its not just for Christmas but for all year.

Mason jars can be used for just about anything; a vase, a glass, a candle holder, a pencil (or crochet hook) holder, and a storage container.

WARNING: Candle Safety – If using a traditional tea light please practice the follow the guidelines below.

– Never leave a burning candle unattended.
– Never burn a candle on or near anything that might catch fire.
– Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.

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Featured Design

Originally featured in the 2020 Holly Jolly Crochet Christmas Blog Hop hosted by Nana’s Crafty Home.

The Yarn

I used 100% cotton worsted weight yarn to make my cozies. When using as a glass the cotton yarn will be more absorbent of any condensation on the jar.

You can use any worsted weight yarn you have in your stash. Perfect to use up any partial skeins you may have laying around.

Supplies

– Approximately 100 yards worsted weight yarn – Sugar ‘n Cream
– H/5.0mm crochet hook – Leither Co.
Scissors
Tape measure
Yarn needle
Mason jar or candle holder
– (Optional) ribbon, lights, flameless tea lights, or flowers.

Stitches Used

BLs – Back Loops
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Lhdc – Linked Half Double Crochet
MC – Magic Circle
SDc – Starting Double Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sp(s) – Space(s)
St(s) – Stitch(es)

Stitch Definitions

Lhdc – Linked Half Double Crochet – Insert hook through the bottom leg (bar) of the previous stitch. YO and pull up a loop (2 loops). Insert hook into next stitch, YO and pull up a loop (3 loops), YO and pull through all 3 loops.

Starting Double Crochet – (also known as Long Chain Double Crochet or Chainless Starting Double Crochet.) Pull up your loop to the height of your usual Double Crochet. YO, insert into the 1st St, yarn over, pull through the St, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through the remaining 2 loops

The Lhdc was used in the White Chocolate Ganache FREE Dishcloth Pattern. This post features a photo tutorial too.

The SDc was used in the Cream Cheese FREE Dishcloth Pattern.

Pattern Notes

BLs – back loop and third loop of Lhdc.  This leaves the front loop unworked. 

A Ch 3 can be substituted for a SDc. 

A stitch count is provided at the end of each row.

Worked in rounds, without turning.

Height is adjustable. 

Availability

This pattern can be purchased on Ravelry.

Other Madi Designs

The Madi Cardi

2023 24 Days of Quickies

Featured in the 2023 24 Days of Quickies With Marly Bird & Friends event.


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