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.


Interested in the other patterns in the
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.


Interested in the other patterns in the Mountainside Collection?
Mountainside Hat
Mountainside Cowl


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Bubbles & Clusters Mini – Guest Post by EcoMinded Stitches

About Krystal of EcoMinded Stitches

Krystal is the maker and designer behind Eco-Minded Stitches. She and her family reside in Michigan. She is a stay-at-home mom to her two daughters. When she’s not crocheting he also enjoys baking, reading, gardening, dark chocolate and bubbly water. She learned to crochet on a short weekend trip out of state in 2015. Since then, Krystal has been perfecting her crochet stitches and techniques. She enjoys making items for the home to support sustainable living.

Krystal of EcoMinded Stitches

Krystal’s Inspiration

I designed this while one day doing dishes. I knew I wanted texture yet simple stitches. I also knew I wanted something to fit in my hands and be effective with the dishes as well.

A raised stitch came to mind and that is how the name came about. At that moment in time I didn’t know the name of the stitch because I hadn’t worked with it much before so I researched raised stitches and settled on a cluster stitch for this project. Since I was working in the bubbles when this idea struck me I also knew I had to include that in the name as well.

Bubbles and Clusters it is!

The Design

Y’all know how much I enjoy eco friendly materials and reducing waste inside the home so this project is perfect!
Shhh…there’s a trick to this pattern. NO CHAINS. YES! You read that right. NO CHAINS. Turning only. As an experienced crocheter this idea had never occurred to me. After consulting a more experienced crocheter than I she introduced me to the idea. I was hesitant at first however, it all worked out in the end. THANK YOU!

The Yarn

I made this with Lily Sugar N Cream worsted weight cotton. I enjoy these brands of cotton as they are easily found at local craft stores such as Michael’s or JoAnn’s. Walmart has a brand called Peaches and Cream cotton yarn too! I enjoy these brands because they are so readily available and are cost effective.

Depending on what type of yarn you used to make this project you could gift this as a spa set or trio as well. Softer cotton yarn brands such as Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton and Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton are excellent choices. These brands are also readily available at local craft stores such as JoAnns and Michael’s.

I used the color called overcast in Lily Sugar N Cream cotton yarn to make this for my kitchen. I decided on an I- 5.5mm hook as well. This is a quick project. I completed my sample in 35 minutes or so.

The stitches used in this pattern are chain, cluster stitch, double crochet, half double crochet and single crochet. I have explained how the cluster stitch works within the pattern so you are able to complete this project with ease. I have also had this pattern tested by other designers and experienced crocheters to make extra sure that it’s readable and legible.

Availability

You can purchase this pattern on Ravelry and Etsy.

I am so excited to be participating in Trista’s very first ever blog hop!

I enjoy designing patterns that fit everyone’s lifestyle and others enjoy making.

I would love to see what you have created! Be sure to use the hashtag #ecomindedstitches and tag me @eco.minded.stitches on Instagram.

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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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