Jovial Washcloth

I’m always a sucker for a good washcloth. I designed the Jovial Washcloth to have a subtle texture that will help exfoliate while bathing.

The Jovial Washcloth will make a great addition to a gift basket with locally made cold-processed soaps too.

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The Yarn

I used I Love This Cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby. I’m working through some of my stash so this is what I have on hand. Other yarns you could use include:

Supplies

Stitches Used

You will need to know how to do the following stitches to make the Jovial Washcloth for yourself:

  • Ch – Chain
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Tr – Treble Crochet
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Pattern Notes

Finished Size: 7”x 7”

Written in US crochet terms.

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

Each set of 4 rows should be 1″ tall.

Availability

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Pattern

Ch 31

Row 1) Sc in 2nd Ch and each ch across. (30)

Row 2) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, *(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St* repeat across, Hdc in last St. (30)

Row 3) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, *(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St* repeat across, Hdc in last St. (30)

Row 4) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (30) 

Row 5) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (30) 

Row 6) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, *(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St* repeat across, Hdc in last St. (30)

Row 7) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, *(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St* repeat across, Hdc in last St. (30)

Row 8) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each st across. (30) 

Repeat rows 5-8 until square.

Finish off and weave in ends.

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Quiet River Hat

You’re going to love how comfy and soft the Quiet River Hat is. It will keep you really warm during the winter too. You can always pair it with its matching cowl to stay extra warm.

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Crochet Cancer Challenge

The Quiet River Hat is featured in the Crochet Cancer Challenge hosted by Sweet Potato 3. By downloading the pdf you are pledging to donate at least one of the hats that you’ve made.

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Pancreatic Cancer

I designed the Quiet River Hat in a light purple in honor of those with pancreatic cancer.

One of closest and dearest friend’s grandmother, Yvonne, suffered from pancreatic cancer. Because I am an honorary member of the family (often liked more than the biological members) I was a shoulder to cry on and a ear to listen.

I remember being in the know about a few things before my “person” was, just so I could be the glue to help them from falling apart 90% of the time.

The day of Yvonne’s passing was all a blur. I was the support that the family needed with rides and making sure everyone was eating even though they weren’t hungry at all. All I needed was a look or someone saying “Trista, I need you to…” and I was there doing what was needed.

Yarn

The yarn I used for the lighter purple yarn is Craft Smart Value in colorway Amethyst. It can be found at Michael’s (in store and online).

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This yarn is surprisingly really nice to work with considering that I was just a few dollars for approximately 350 yards. It is way softer than Red Heart Super Saver.

For the dark purple I used the same yarn as I did for the Quiet River CowlPaintbox Yarns Simply Aran in colorway Dark Aubergine. This yarn is available at Lovecrafts.

Supplies

You will need the following items to make the Quiet River Hat for yourself:

Stitches Used

The Quiet River Hat uses the following stitches:

  • Blo – Back Loop Only
  • Ch – Chain
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Dc2Tog – Double Crochet 2 Together
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Hdc2Tog – Half Double Crochet 2 Together
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sp(s) – Space(s)
  • St – Stitch(es)

Stitch Definitions

Dc2TogDouble Crochet 2 Together – YO, insert hook into indicated St, YO and pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops, YO, insert hook into indicated St, YO and pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), YO, pull through all loops on hook.

Hdc2Tog – Half Double Crochet 2 Together – YO, insert hook into indicated St, YO and pull up a loop, YO, insert hook into indicated St, YO and pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), YO and pull through all loops on the hook.

Pattern Notes

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

I find it easy to place a stitch marker on the first stitch of each row.

Gauge & Finished Size

Gauge: 8 Sts x 8 Rows = 4” of stitch pattern

Finished Size (laid flat): 10” wide x 8.5” tall

Availability

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Quiet River Cowl

You’re going to love how comfortable the Quiet River Cowl is! It’s light weight and will keep you nice and warm without all the bulk of most cowls.

The Quiet River Cowl can be made in a weekend (or less) and uses regular worsted/aran weight yarn so supplies can be inexpensive too.

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The Yarn

The yarn I used to make the Quiet River Cowl and its matching hat was Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran in colorway Dark Aubergine. It is relatively inexpensive and you can get enough yarn for the whole Quiet River Collection for less than $15.

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Pictured Above:

Yarn – Paintbox Simply Aran
Hook – Tulip Crochet Hook from Leither Co.
Notions Tin – Green Fox Farms Designs

Supplies

To make the Quiet River Cowl for yourself you will need the following items:

  • 800 yards worsted weight yarn, Paintbox Simply Aran
  • I/5.5mm crochet hook – Leither Co. Hook
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers

Stitches Used

The Quiet River Cowl uses the following stitches to create an amazing cozy feel.

  • Blo – Back Loop Only
  • Ch – Chain
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Dc2Tog – Double Crochet 2 Together
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Hdc2Tog – Half Double Crochet 2 Together
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sp(s) – Space(s) 

Stitch Definitions

Dc2Tog – Double Crochet 2 Together – YO, insert hook into indicated St, YO and pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops, YO, insert hook into indicated St, YO and pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), YO, pull through all loops on hook.

Hdc2Tog – Half Double Crochet 2 Together – YO, insert hook into indicated St, YO and pull up a loop, YO, insert hook into indicated St, YO and pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), YO and pull through all loops on the hook.

Pattern Notes

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

I find it easier to place stitch markers on the first stitch of each row.

Gauge & Finished Size

Gauge: 8 Sts x 8 Rows = 4” of stitch pattern

Finished Size: 21” wide x 14” tall

Availability

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Perennial Sweater

I absolutely love the texture and fit of the Perennial Sweater and you will too! It gives such timeless touch that you’ll be reaching for it year after year.

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The Yarn

You can use any worsted weight yarn of your choosing as long as it matches the gauge listed below. I used Loops & Threads Impeccable in the colorway Gold. You can purchase this yarn at Michael’s.

Sizes

The Perennial Sweater is available in 9 sizes ranging from an XS to 5X.

XS – 30” bust;
S – 34” bust;
M – 38” bust
L – 42” bust;
XL – 46” bust;
2X – 50” bust;
3X – 54” bust;
4X – 58”bust;
5X – 62” bust.

There is a 2″ ease so it will be loose fitting.

Supplies

To make the Perennial Sweater you will need the following items:

Worsted weight yarn (See list below for approximate yardage)
K/6.5mm crochet hook
Yarn needle
Measuring tape
Stitch markers
Scissors

Based on the size you plan to make, you will need approximate yardage for each size:
XS – 1200
S – 1400
M – 1600
L – 1800
XL – 2000
2X – 2200
3X – 2400
4X – 2600
5X – 2800

Stitches Used

The Perennial Sweater uses basic stitches to create a beautiful texture. The following a list of the stitches used.

  • Blo – Back Loop Only
  • Ch(s) – Chain(s)
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Sc2Tog – Single Crochet 2 Together
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)

Stitch Definition

Sc2Tog – Single Crochet 2 TogetherInsert hook into St, YO and pull up a loop in each of the next two Sts (three loops on hook), YO and pull through all three loops on the hook.

Pattern Notes

You can personalize your Perennial Sweater to fit your body and style. The Perennial Sweater will look amazing at any length; cropped, tunic, or hip length. To adjust the length you can go up or down a size for the starting chain.

The pattern is written with long sleeves but I know that a lot of us prefer 3/4 sleeves. Simply end the sleeves an inch or so from from where you would like the sleeves to fall and move on to the border, still following the stitch pattern of course.

Stitch counts are provided for each row and each size – yes, that’s a whole lot of math!

Your Perennial Sweater will be worked in these easy steps:
– Panels
– Sewing of panels
– Sleeves
– Trim
– Finishing touches.

Gauge

Ch 21
1.) Sc in 2nd Ch from the hook and each Ch across. (20)
2.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (20)
3-20.) Repeat row 2.

Within swatch you should have: 13 Sts x 16 Rows of Sc = 4”

Availability

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