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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Autumn Exclusives – Curated By Cosy Rosie UK

Featured in the Autumn Exclusives Event Curated by Cosy Rosie UK.

There are over 30 different designers featuring brand new premium releases from October 1st through the 20th. Each day there will be two featured patterns that you can get for 50% off!

Listed below are some of the amazing designers that have included their breathe taking patterns.

Autumn Exclusives Pattern Bundle

There is a pattern bundle available to purchase if you’ve missed out on the featured patterns or you want to score an amazing deal. You can get all 40 patterns for only $18! That’s $0.45 for each pattern – how can you pass up that deal?!?! Get all the details HERE.

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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Newborn Preemie Blanket

The Newborn Preemie Blanket is my first blanket pattern release. In my head blankets are always such a huge undertaking. I wanted to start with something small.

You could probably complete this blanket in just a few days. The Newborn Preemie Blanket is made up of easy row repeats too! Using only 600 yards, this is probably one of my smallest projects too.

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Sunflower Cottage Crochet Preemie Crochet Challenge

For the month of August 2021 Sunflower Cottage Crochet is hosting their Preemie Crochet Challenge.

For each pattern that you download for free for the event you are pledging to donate at least one of each of those finished items to a local organization for preemie babies. It could be your local hospital’s NICU department, local family in need, or an organization who specializes in premature babies.

Many families have been touched with the complications of premature birth. Both the mother and baby can have lasting effects of prematurity.

My Preemie Story

My younger brother was born 8 weeks premature. I was still too young to remember but my mother has told me a few times that she wasn’t leaving the hospital to come home until her baby was coming home with her.

Luckily we are part of really supportive families and my parents had help when my mom was tending to my brother.

If you saw my brother today you wouldn’t even know that he was a preemie baby. He’s now a grown man who is a big softy for his older sister (me), he can be an jerk 95% of the time but he’s my lovable brother.

Supplies

  • 600 Yards Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly or comparable #3 weight yarn
  • H/5.00mm
  • Crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • Measuring Tape
  • Stitch markers

Stitches & Abbreviations

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

Pattern Notes

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

When working the border, put a stitch marker in the 1st stitch to see where to join.

Place a stitch marker in the middle stitch of each corner.

Gauge & Finished Measurement

Gauge: 15 Sts x 11 Rows

Finished Size: Approx. 18” x 24”

Pattern

Ch 71

Row 1.) Sc in 2nd Ch from the hook and each St across (70) RS

Row 2.) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, *(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St* repeat across, Hdc in last St. (70)

Row 3.) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, *(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St* repeat across, Hdc in last St. (70)

Row 4.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (70)

Row 5.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (70)

Row 6.) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, *(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St* repeat across, Hdc in last St. (70)

Row 7.) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, *(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St* repeat across, Hdc in last St. (70)

Row 8.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (70)

Repeat rows 5-8 until approximately 23” ending with row 8.

Move on to border.

Border

Row 1.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc evenly around with 3 Sc in each corner. Join with a Sl St to 1st Sc.

Row 2.) Ch 1, Hdc in each Sc around with 3Hdc in each corner. Join with a Sl St to 1st Hdc.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Availability

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Ireland Notions Bag

I had the pleasure of being the guest designer for the Leither Co. July 2021 Destination Subscription Box. The surprise destination was Ireland!

If you’re not familiar with the monthly subscription boxes from Leither Co. you can find out all the details here. There are a few options to choose from and range from $23 up to $62. Each month is different than the last and no two boxes are the same.

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The Subscription Box

Let me tell you about the subscription box I designed for and what it included.

  • 1 hank of hand-dyed 100% superwash merino – worsted weight
  • 1 handmade hook – size F or 3.75mm
  • 1 stitch marker
  • 1 magazine featuring TWO patterns and TWO squares for the year long crochet-a-long

There were a few extras included in the July 2021 box. These include a sticker, additional stitch markers, and a lamb enamel pin. These aren’t usually in the boxes but Ashley wanted to add a little something to this month’s box for all her subscribers.

The Ireland Notions Bag Crochet Kit

If you’re not interesting in subscribing to the monthly box, you can purchase just the project kit. I’ve listed below what you’ll get with the kit.

  • Digital download of the Ireland Notions Bag
  • Yarn needed – 1 hank of hand-dyed worsted weight 100% superwash merino yarn – colorway Ireland
  • (optional upgrade) Ireland crochet hook size F/3.75mm
  • (optional upgrade) additional hanks of yarn

The Yarn

Let us talk about this STUNNING yarn. Because it is hand-dyed no two skeins are exactly the same. They might be done in the same batch but won’t be identical.

As you can see in the picture below, there are varying shades of green with pops of teal. There are also splashes of pink and grey.

The Hook

Leither Co. hooks are by far my favorite hooks. The ergonomic hooks fit in my hand help with muscle fatigue like you wouldn’t believe. A whole lot of time and effort go into making these hook perfect.

The hook is made up of a Clover tip and a wooden handle, crafted by Ashley’s husband. They call the style of the different colored layers “Funfetti.”

The handles come in different styles and colors. I personally like the Tulip style the most. They just sit in my hand perfectly while whipping up a project.

The Pattern

You know that I’m a fan of texture. When given the opportunity to design for the July box I knew that I needed to do a project that has a subtle texture to show off the colors of the yarn.

Since I tend to design items that are easy to follow and have one or two row repeats, the Ireland Notions Bag was going to be the same.

The Ireland Notions Bag fits all the things you’ll need for your projects, minus the yarn. It will hold your printed pattern (folded in half or letter style), your hook, scissors, stitch markers, yarn needles, and measuring tape.

Due to using worsted weight yarn and a F/3.75mm crochet hook the fabric of the stitches is very dense. This will help keep everything secure within the bag and not poke out any holes.

I’d love to see your finished Ireland Notions Bag. Send me a message (links below) to show me how yours turned out.

Photo Credit – Leither Co.

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Crochet Gifts For Me

We all like to spoil ourselves with projects just for us. My friends and I have selected 16 beautiful patterns that you can make just for yourself.

Jingle In July Flash Sale

We’re celebrating Christmas in July with a Flash Sale! I’ve joined forces with my closest crochet designer friends to bring you amazing deals on our favorite designs.

From July 24th through July 31st you can get up to 16 patterns for 50% off for only 24 hours. We’ve compiled a list that has something for everyone and you won’t be disappointed.

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How It Works

Each day a new set of patterns will be on sale for 50% off, NO COUPON NEEDED, in our shops. The sale runs from 12:00 AM EST to 11:59 PM EST. If you’re not familiar with EST, simply goog your local time compared to New York City.

A new day also means a new host. I’ve listed the host and their theme of patterns below.

I’ve tried to organize the items based on the type of design they are. There is a category for bags, wearables, and then items for your home.

Crochet Gifts For Me

You’ll find 16 designs below that make perfect projects to make for yourself. I’ve labeled them by pattern name and the designer.

Click on the buttons to be brought to the blog post design or to purchase on Ravelry and Etsy. Some patterns can be purchased right on the designer’s blog.

Crocheted Bags Just For You!

Harmony Bag – Me ‘n’ My Hook

This bag comes with easy to follow instructions and can be made in your favorite colors.

Marian Bay Bag – Me ‘n’ My Hook

Do you need a new bag to hold your WIP? The Marian Bay Bag will be perfect. It holds so much yarn!

Ides Of March Tote Bag – Cosy Rosie UK

The Ides of March Tote is a quick bag to whip up and had a great stitch combo. There might even be a matching coin purse pattern too!

Calliope Crossbody Boho Bag – Green Fox Farms Designs

Take a look at this bag, isn’t it absolutely gorgeous!? Can’t you already see yourself walking around using this bag ALL THE TIME?

Sweet Stripes Zipper Pouch – Green Fox Farms Designs

The Sweet Stripes Zipper Pouch pattern had 4 different sizes to choose! As if that wasn’t enough, there is a whole line of Sweet Stripes patterns that match.

Darling Bag – Crochets By Trista

This is one of my favorite designs and one of my favorite stitch patterns. You’re going to love it too!

Crochet Wearables Just For You!

Dandelion Beanie – High Desert Yarn

Can we talk about how beautiful the texture of this beanie is? I’m at a loss for words on how gorgeous it is.

Mixed Toffee Cowl – Sunflower Cottage Crochet

STAHP!!! The colors and textures in the Mixed Toffee Cowl are breathtaking.

Openwork Poncho – Ambassador Crochet

This has cozy written all over it and the open stitches give it a touch of elegance. A ‘Battle of the Stitches’ Winner!

Gilmore Scarf – Crochets By Trista

When I was designing the Gilmore Scarf I was really excited that the math worked out with the stitch pattern. What I wasn’t expecting was how stunning the final piece would be.

Crocheted Items For Your Home!

Sunflower Wall Hanging – High Desert Yarn

I love this Sunflower Wall Hanging so much that I might have to make one for my “person” for her birthday this year since sunflower’s are her favorite.

Running Rings Around Granny Bolster Cushion – Cosy Rosie UK

Fiona is the Queen of Modern Granny Squares. This bolster cushion will be the perfect for your favorite crochet spot.

Farmhouse Spa Set – Sunflower Cottage Crochet

This spa set will be the perfect addition to your bathroom. Make sure it’s within reach for those endless days when you just need to relax with a hot bath.

I’m Crocheting Lapghan – Classy Lady Yarnworks

One of the many patterns in the Crocheter Series Crochet Pattern Bundle that will be perfect to spice up your crocheting space.

I Heart Balls – Classy Lady Yarnworks

Need a set of baskets for your space that will hold your hooks and notions along with all your balls of yarn? Then you need this basket set for your space.

Serenity Hand Towel – Ambassador Crochet

Add a splash of color in your bathroom or kitchen with the Serenity Hand Towel. You’ll be able to whip this up in just a few hours too.


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