Citrine Scarf

Welcome to the November edition of the Birthstone Collection. The Birthstone Collection is the theme for 2020. Each month I have a cowl, scarf, or shawl pattern in the color of that month’s birthstone.

Previous Patterns in 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

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The Design

Can you believe that it has taken me almost a year to design a “traditional” scarf. Over 25 patterns and not a single scarf that is close to a scarf you can buy at a local store that is machine made.

The Yarn

The yarn I picked for the Citrine Scarf is Bernat Baby Velvet in the color way Yolk Yellow. After comparing yarn to citrine stone beads in my local Michael’s Arts & Crafts store, this yarn was the closest match. The color has since been discontinued but obviously you can pick any color of your liking.

Supplies Needed

– 492 yards of Bernat Baby Velvet (one skein)
– I/5.5mm crochet hook
– Scissors
– Measuring tape
– Yarn needle

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
Hhdc – Herringbone Half Double Crochet
St(s) – Stich(es)

These same stitches were used in Marshmallow – Part of the Frosting Collection, a series of FREE dishcloth patterns.

Stitch Definition

Hhdc – Herringbone Half Double Crochet: YO, insert hook in stitch, YO, pull up a loop and pull through first loop on hook, YO, pull through both loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

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

Any worsted weight yarn will work.

Meeting gauge isn’t a huge issue, you’re may be wider or more narrow than mine, but that’s ok.

Availability

The Citrine Scarf pattern is available to purchase on Ravelry.


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Mountainside Wrist Warmers

The Mountainside Wrist Warners were featured in the Winter Fashion Blog Hop hosted by E’Claire Makery.

I was excited to be participating in one of Claire’s events again.

The Mountainside Wrist Warmers pattern is the last design in the Mountainside Collection. The collection consists of the Mountainside Hat, Mountainside Cowl, and the Mountainside Coffee Cozy.

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There is a pattern bundle available to purchase with all 23 patterns for only $15.00. Click the picture below to get more information and to purchase the bundle.

The Yarn

The yarn I used is Lion Brand’s Hometown Bonus Bundle in the colorways Aspen Tweed (white tweed) and Salem Creek (pink and charcoal). Any bulky weight yarn will work; Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick and QuickLoops & Threads Cozy Wool, and Loops & Threads Lush Alpaca are great options.

Supplies Needed

– Approximately 129 yards of #6 weight yarn
– M/9.00 mm crochet hook
– Yarn needle
– Scissors
– Measuring tape

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
Cl(s) – Cluster(s)
Dc – Double Crochet
FSO – Front Side Only
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St(s) – Stich(es)
YO – Yarn Over

Stitch Definition

Cl(s) – Cluster(s):
[The Cl is comprised of a Dc and Hdc together.]

YO, insert hook into next St, YO and pull up a loop, YO, pull through first 2 loops on hook, YO, insert hook into SAME St, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all 4 loops on hook. Cluster Completed.

Pattern Notes

When doing the Ch 1, pull up the loop a little higher than you normally would.

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

These wrist warmers took me roughly 90 minutes total to make from start to finish. Perfect for a last-minute gift.

Can be easily adjustable to fit anyone.

Gauge & Finished Measurements

Gauge: 5 Cl x 5 rows = 4”

Size: 11” wide x 4” tall (after seamed)

Availability

The Mountainside Wrist Warmers can be purchases on Ravelry.

The Pattern

Pattern: (make 2)

LOOSELY Ch 15.
1.) Cl into 2nd Ch from the hook and each Ch across. (14) RS

2.) Turn, Ch1, Cl into the 1st Cl and each Cl across. (14)

3– 10.) Repeat row 2.

11.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc LOOSELY in each Cl across. (14)

To seam:
Fold over and line up with the starting Ch.

Right: LOOSELY Sl St (or preferred seaming technique) 1st 3 Cl of both sides together, Sl St 3 Cl FSO, Sl St remaining 8 Cl of both sides.

Left: LOOSELY Sl St (or preferred seaming technique) 1st 8 Cl of both sides together, Sl St 3 Cl FSO, Sl St remaining 3 Cl of both sides.

Finish off, weave in ends, and turn inside out so the seam is on the inside.


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Mountainside Collection?

Mountainside Hat
Mountainside Cowl
Mountainside Coffee Cozy

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Mountainside Cozy

The Mountainside Coffee Cozy is the third design in the Mountainside Collection. Other designs in the collection include the Mountainside Hat, Mountainside Cowl, and the Mountainside Wrist Warmers.

Featured as the last pattern of the Crochets By Trista 2020 Gift Giving Blog Hop. To find out more click HERE.

One of my favorite things is that this cozy is versatile. It fits many different cups and containers. Look how beautiful it look on a mason jar! Throw in some string lights and you’ll have great decor for the holiday season.

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The Yarn

The yarn I used is Lion Brand’s Hometown Bonus Bundle in the colorways Aspen Tweed (white tweed) and Salem Creek (pink and charcoal). Any bulky weight yarn will work; Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick and QuickLoops & Threads Cozy Wool, and Loops & Threads Lush Alpaca are great options.

Supplies Needed

– Approximately 50 yards of #6 weight yarn
– M/9.00 mm crochet hook
– Yarn needle
– Scissors
– Measuring tape

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
Cl(s) – Cluster(s)
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St(s) – Stich(es)
YO – Yarn Over

Stitch Definitions

Cl(s) – Cluster(s):
[The Cl is comprised of a Dc and Hdc together.]

YO, insert hook into next St, YO and pull up a loop, YO, pull through first 2 loops on hook, YO, insert hook into SAME St, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all 4 loops on hook. Cluster Completed.

Pattern Notes

When doing the Ch 1, pull up the loop a little higher than you normally would. This helps to not have the first cluster tight and have the seam noticeable.

Availability

The Mountainside Coffee Cozy is available to purchase on Ravelry.

The Pattern

LOOSELY Ch 13.

1.) Cl into 2nd Ch from the hook and each Ch across.
Join with a Sl St to 1st Cl. (12)

2.) Turn, Ch 1, Cl in 1st Cl and each Cl around.
Join with a Sl St to the 1st Cl. (12)

3-5.) Repeat round 2 or until desired height.

6.) Ch 1, LOOSELY Sc in each Cl around.

Join with a Sl St to the 1st Sc. (12)

Finish off and weave in ends.


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Mountainside Hat
Mountainside Cowl


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Mountainside Cowl

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The Mountainside Cowl is the second pattern from the Mountainside Collection. Designs in the collection include a hat, cowl, wrist warmers (fingerless gloves), and a cup cozy.

Featured in the Ambassador Crochet Seasons of Joy Gift Giving Blog Hop. A series of crochet designers offering a free pdf download of a crochet gift using bulky weight yarn.

The Yarn

The yarn I used is Lion Brand’s Hometown Bonus Bundle in the colorways Aspen Tweed (white tweed) and Salem Creek (pink and charcoal). Any bulky weight yarn will work; Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick and QuickLoops & Threads Cozy Wool, and Loops & Threads Lush Alpaca are great options.

Gauge and Final Measurements

Gauge: 5 Cl x 5 rows = 4″ square

Final Measurements: 13″ tall x 19″ wide

Supplies Needed

– Approximately 250 yards of #6 weight yarn
– M/9.00 mm crochet hook
– Yarn needle
– Scissors
– Measuring tape

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
Cl(s) – Cluster(s)
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St(s) – Stich(es)
YO – Yarn Over

Stitch Definition

Cl(s) – Cluster(s):
[The Cl is comprised of a Dc and Hdc together.]

YO, insert hook into next St, YO and pull up a loop, YO, pull through first 2 loops on hook, YO, insert hook into SAME St, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all 4 loops on hook. Cluster Completed.

Pattern Notes

When doing the Ch 1, pull up the loop a little higher than you normally would. This helps to not have the first cluster tight and have the seam noticeable.

Availability

An ad-free pdf is available to purchase on Ravelry.

The Pattern

LOOSELY Ch 51.

Round 1.) Cl into 2nd Ch from the hook and each Ch across.
Join with a Sl St to 1st Cl. (50)

Round 2.) Turn, Ch 1, Cl in 1st Cl and each Cl around.
Join with a Sl St to the 1st Cl. (50)

Rounds 3. – 17.) Repeat round 2.

Finish off and weave in ends.


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2020 Gift Giving Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2020 Gift Giving Blog Hop hosted by myself Trista of Crochets By Trista.

With the holiday season approaching I wanted to host a blog hop featuring Quick & Easy Gift Ideas. Patterns that can be finished in just a few hours because there are some days where we’re thinking, “💩, I need a gift for ____ by TOMORROW!!!!”

For the 1st three weeks of November, myself and 19 other designers are offering a FREE download for just one day each.

How It Works

Each day a new pattern will be available to download for free.

The link to the designers’ pages will be listed below, along with links to their shops and social media accounts.

To get your FREE PDF download, click the image that says “Click Here to Download This Pattern For Free” on the designer’s page. You will then enter the code “GIFTS2020” to get your download.

Look for this image on the designer’s page to get your FREE pdf download.

Useful Information

The code is only available for 24 hours. Be sure to check back daily to get the featured pattern of the day.

All patterns will be listed chronologically. I know its a pain to scroll down, but I want you to see all the other featured designs and designers too.

Featured designers include:

I like to support other crochet businesses when I can and that’s what hosting this blog hop is all about; community over competition.

Ways you can help include: give each designer a follow on social media, subscribe to their email list (get the inside scoop of future releases), pin the post/link to Pinterest. All these things only take seconds and are no cost to you.

Day 1

To kick off the Crochets By Trista 2020 Gift Giving Blog Hop I’m offering the Mountainside Hat as the featured download. This hat will be available for the duration of the blog hop.

Made using super bulky weight yarn this hat is really warm and comfy. You can find the pattern HERE or by clicking the image below.

USE CODE “GIFTS2020” AT CHECKOUT FOR THE FREE PDF DOWNLOAD.

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Day 2

Winding Staircase Cup Cozy Pattern by Kailey Cali Crochet. 

This cup cozy can be made in two sizes; the small measures 5”x11” at its widest point, and the large measures 6”x12” at its widest point.  Add the optional picot border to add that little something extra too. 

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Day 3

The Back-Country Beanie by Through The Loop Yarn Craft is a cozy and warm beanie for sure.  Made with super bulky weight yarn and available in 4 sizes, ranging from toddler to an adult large, this is a perfect gift idea for anyone.  The best part is that Ashley has a photo tutorial on how to seam the beanie!!!!

While over on TTLYC’s page check out all her patterns and stitch tutorials too!  She makes the complicated stitches easy to follow and understand.

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Day 4

Hannah Earwarmer and Cowl Set designed by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

The earwarmer pattern is available in 5, yes, FIVE sizes; and the cowl has 3! There are even a links for video tutorials on how to do the stitches in the Hannah Earwarmer and Cowl Set.

The Hannah Earwarmer and Cowl Set have such a great texture and the color choices are endless!

Make sure to read the post to find out a secret about the Hannah set. 

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Day 5

Winter Time Fingerless Gloves By Carroway Crochet

These fingerless gloves would make the perfect gift for any of your friends and family who always have cold hands but still need to function. I know a few friends of mine who have been interested in a few pairs of fingerless gloves that aren’t too bulky.

It is hard to count money or hand out food at a drive-thru with gloves or mittens getting in your way. Maybe think about donating a pair of two to your favorite coffee shop worker to let them know you appreciate them and want them to stay warm.

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Day 6

Today’s featured design is the Autumn Earwarmer from Two Brothers Blankets.

This beautiful earwarmer pattern is made using DK weight yarn and is available in 3 sizes. Using a series of puff stitches and stitch techniques this earwarmer has a whole lot of a texture.

If you don’t follow Michelle of Two Brothers Blankets yet, make sure that you do! She has so many easy to follow garment designs that are perfect for any time of year.

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Day 7

Today’s featured pattern is from up and coming designer Christine of Rows.Of.Crochet with her Which Way to 2021 Earwarmer.

This Tunisian Crochet earwarmer is made using worsted weight yarn. It is a quick project that is great not only as gifts but for any local markets you may be doing this fall.

Sign up for Rows.Of.Crochets’s newsletter to learn about future pattern releases and enjoy all she has to offer to the crochet world, she’s capable of achieving greatness!

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Day 8

Today’s featured pattern is the Velvet Twist Messy Bun Hat by Straight Hooked. 

This hat uses Bernat Velvet yarn and a no-break elastic hair tie. I’m blown away by how stunning the stitches twist to form the texture.  This definitely on my list of items to make this winter. 

I suggest looking at all the other designs that Straight Hooked has to offer while on her site.

***This pattern download is NOT through Ravelry but the Straight Hooked website.  You NEED to go through the process of check-out to enter the discount code to receive the download for free.***

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Day 9

Who knew you could get a pair of mitten out of one skein of yarn; Courtney from Creations By Courtney that’s who! Get these stunning Lemon Peel Mittens today!

This mitten pattern comes in 3 sizes, (you’ll need more than one skein of yarn for the large) and is easy to follow. I know you must be thinking that mittens might be a little intimidating, but I just know that you’re capable of doing making them.

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Day 10

Today’s featured pattern is the Bubbles & Clusters Mini by EcoMinded Stitches.

Krystal is one of my crochet besties and was one of the people that pushed me to host this blog hop. She has two guest blog post here. The first is the XOXO Eco-Mini, and the second is today’s pattern the Bubbles & Clusters Mini.

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Day 11

Today’s featured design is the Simple Shells Cowl from Kickin’ Crochet. It’s a super quick cowl project that only takes one ball of yarn.

There are even instructions on how you can adjust the size and height (which will take more than one ball). Mary also has a video tutorial on her blog!

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Day 12

The 2-Hour Christmas Cowl from Lakeview Cottage Kids.

This cowl will really keep you warm and cozy during the winter months.  You’ll probably spend more time sewing on the buttons and weaving in the ends than it will take to make the entire cowl.

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Day 13

The Mermaid Hand Sanitizer Cozy from Crafty Kitty Crochet.

Perfect stocking stuffer idea!

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Day 14

Christmas Cheer Cactus from Green Fox Farms Designs.

How cute is this cactus?!?!?! It is absolutely adorable and I’m pretty sure any little ones you might have in your life are going to steal it from you.

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Day 15

Sunday November 15th pattern is the CB Infinity from Knottie Hooks.

***This pattern download is NOT through Ravelry but the Knottie Hooks website.  You NEED to go through the process of check-out to enter the discount code to receive the download for free.***

After reading how to make the gorgeous texture of this infinity scarf click the “download pdf” button to add it to your cart.

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Day 16

Monday November 16th features The Lattice Cowl from Crafting at the Poole.

Caleb is known for his designs using super bulky yarn and this warm and cozy cowl is one of them!

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Day 17

Today, November 17th features the gorgeous Cozy Corset Cowl from Rebekah Haas Crochet.

You’re going to love how she came up with the idea of the beautiful cowl.

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Day 18

Today’s featured pattern is the Espresso Chip Coffee Cozy from Ambassador Crochet.

This is a great idea for a gift. Simply fill a basket with coffee, a reusable mug (or two), and the Espresso Chip Coffee Cozy; perfect for any coffee lover.

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Day 19

The Easy Ribbed Beanie from Cosy Rosie UK.

The name says it all; Easy ✅, Ribbed ✅, Beanie ✅. Make sure you follow Cosy Rosie UK on Instagram, her reels are so fun to watch!

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Day 20

Today’s pattern is Marian Bay Cowl from Me ‘N’ My Hook.

Want a set of matching mitts? There are some available too!!!

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Day 21

Closing out the Crochets By Trista 2020 Gift Giving Blog Hop is the….

Mountainside Cozy

Use code “GIFTS2020” at checkout to get your Mountainside Cozy pdf download for FREE today! Click the picture below.


Click HERE to see how you can get the Mountainside Cowl for FREE too!


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