Eclectic Friendship Blanket Square

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Friendship Blanket CAL

Sunflower Cottage Crochet is hosting the Friendship Blanket CAL over on their blog and Facebook Group.

Find all the detail you need HERE.

Don’t want to wait for all the squares to be released? A pattern bundle is available to purchase HERE.

The Yarn

When designing my square I used “I Love This Yarn” from Hobby Lobby. At the time I wasn’t able to purchase the yarn that Helen and Sarah were using for the CAL, so this was the closest that I was able to get my hands on.

If participating in the CAL, you should not have an issue using the same materials that you’re already using.

Gauge & Sizes:

Gauge: 12 Stitches x 10 Rows

Size: Approx. 9×9 Square

Supplies

Worsted Weight Yarn
I/5.5mm Crochet Hook
Measuring Tape
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Blocking Materials (optional)

Stitches & Abbreviations Used

Ch –Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
RS – Right Side
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sp – Space
St(s) – Stitch(es)
WS – Wrong Side

Pattern Notes

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

Blocking isn’t necessary but advised.

The border is done with the RS facing.

The Pattern

Ch 36

Row 1.) Sc in 2nd Ch from the hook and each St across. (35) RS

Row 2.) Ch 1, turn, Sc in 1st St, *(Sc, Ch 1, Dc) in next St, Sk 2 Sts,* repeat across, Sc in last St. (35, includes Ch 1 Sp) WS

Row 3.) Ch 1, turn, Sc in 1st St, *(Sc, Ch 1, Dc) in Ch 1 Sp of previous row, sk 2 Sts,* repeat across, Sc in last St. (35, includes Ch 1 Sp)

Repeat Row 3 until square reaches approximately 8.5″ in height, ending with WS.

Row 4.) Ch 1, turn, Sc in 1st St and each St across (including Ch). Continue to border.

Border:

Sc evenly around, 3Sc in each corner. Sl St to 1st Sc.

Finish off and weave in ends. Block to make joining to other squares easier (optional).

Availability

A ad-free pdf download is available to purchase on Ravelry.

Having trouble with a section of the pattern? Sunflower Cottage Crochet was nice enough to make a tutorial video.

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Darling Bag

Spring is right around the corner and with that comes local farmers markets and outdoor events. The Darling Bag will be your new go-to bag for all your favorite outings.

The perfect size to hold all your goodies, (fresh produce, homemade jams, natural soaps, and the like) or your daily essentials. As you can see it has plenty of room for your keys, wallet, hand sanitizer, and a mask.

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After trying so many hand sanitizers the last year, I have found that I like the Hydrating Hand Sanitizer Spray the best.

For a limited time you can get this 5 piece Mrs. Meyers gift set for free. Get it HERE!

Mother’s Day Gifts Blog Hop

One of the featured designs in the Me ‘n’ My Hook Mother’s Day Gifts Blog Hop.

28 crochet patterns, all from different designers. Each day for the month of February 2021, at least one pattern will be available to download for FREE. Get all the details HERE.

Supplies Needed

– 530 yards Caron Cotton Cakes or similar worsted weight yarn
H/5.00 mm crochet hook
Scissors
Tape measure
Stitch markers
Yarn needle

3 Pack of Caron� Cotton Cakes? Yarn in Amethyst Sky | 8.8 oz | Michaels�

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc –Half Double Crochet
RS – Right Side
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Tr – Treble Crochet
WS – Wrong Side

Pattern Notes

Written in American crochet terms.

Worked in rounds.

A stitch count has been provided at the end of each round.

Uses one cake of Caron Cotton Cakes.

Availability

This pattern is available to purchase on Ravelry, Etsy, and Ribblr.


Like the Darling Bag?
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Cozy Cool Weather Wrap

Heading into spring we’re always looking for something that can keep us warm while out enjoying the fresh air. The Cozy Cool Weather Wrap will be just the thing you’ll need.

This wrap is a quick project that is easy to follow and can probably be finished with in a week.

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Bring on Spring Blog Hop

Featured in the Bring On Spring Blog Hop hosted by Through The Loop Yarn Craft. From February 1st through March 1st a different designer will be featuring a pattern to help shake off the winter blues and to look forward to warmer weather and brighter days.

The Yarn

The yarn I decided to use was “Lion Brand’s ZZ Twist” in the color way Lilac. About a year ago I was able to score 10 skeins for $1.00 each, normal price is roughly $5.00! For that price, I had to give it a try.

I used the same yarn on my Sizzling Summer Tee, just in a different colorway. This color worked better than the Periwinkle. For some reason when I was making the top, the yarn was acting weird, various knots and the twists were coming undone. It flowed really easily this time, just the way most of us like it.

Supplies

725 yards Lion Brand ZZ-Twist (or comparable worsted weight yarn)
I/5.50 mm Crochet Hook
Scissors
Measuring Tape
Stitch Markers
Blocking materials (optional)

Gauge and Finished Size

Gauge: 14 Stitches x 7 Rows = 4”

Size: 22” Wide x 60” Tall

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Rs – Right side
SDc – Starting Double Crochet
STr – Starting Treble Crochet
Sk – Skip
St(s) – Stitch(es)
Tr – Treble Crochet
Ws – Wrong side

Stitch Definitions

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. Yarn over, insert into the 1st St, yarn over, pull through the stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through the remaining two loops on your hook.

Starting Treble Crochet – Worked the same way as the Starting Double Crochet but the height of a Treble Crochet.

Pattern Notes

Pattern is written in American crochet terms.

Ch 3 can be substituted for SDc.

Ch 4 can be substituted for STr.

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

Availability

The pattern is available to purchase on Ravelry, Etsy, and Ribblr.

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Like the Cozy Cool Weather Wrap?
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