Lacy Summer Wrap

We’ve all been out on a summer night and there’s a chill in the air. The Lacy Summer Wrap will be your new favorite accessory for those outings!

When I think of places you’ll need to wear the Lacy Summer Wrap I picture a girls night at a local winery/brewery; sitting around having fun, sans kids and hubby, and just having a relaxing evening with some of your closest friends.

The Lacy Summer Wrap would be perfect addition to a LBD (Little Black Dress). You’re picturing it now too!

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Summer Exclusives

The second Crochets By Trista design featured in Summer Exclusives – Curated By Cosy Rosie UK Event. A collection of 30 summer crochet patterns for you, your family, and your home!

Summer Exclusives runs from July 1st to the 15th and features 2 BRAND NEW crochet patterns each day with an exclusive discount of 50% off using a special coupon code. Get all the details about the event HERE.

Summer Exclusives Pattern Bundle

A pattern bundle is available to purchase with all 30 patterns for the introductory price of only $19.95. It truly is an amazing deal!

The Yarn

The yarn I used is the gorgeous Whirl from Scheepjes. This was my first time using this particular brand and it was a dream to work with. I now know what the big fuss is about.

I’ve had the cake sitting around for a while… well over a year. It was just waiting for the right design to come around. I was hesitant about using the cake because I didn’t want to waste it. The Lacy Summer Wrap is the perfect design for this yarn and am amazed by how it turned out.

Supplies

The supplies you’ll need to make your own Lacy Summer Wrap are:

– 1000 yards of Scheepjes Whirl – I used the colorway Lavenderlicious. This can be purchased at LoveCrafts and the Scheepjes website.
G/4.00mm crochet hook
Measuring tape
Yarn needle
Stitch markers
Blocking materials
Scissors

You will need to block your finished Lacy Summer Wrap to help show off the stitch work.

Stitches Used

Ch(s) – Chain(s)
Sc – Single Crochet
Tr – Treble Crochet
STr – Starting Treble Crochet
Sk – Skip
St(s) – Stitch(es)
Tr2Tog – Treble 2 Together
Sps – Spaces
RS – Right Side
WS – Wrong Side

Stitch Definitions

Starting Treble Crochet – (also known as Long Chain Treble Crochet or Chainless Starting Treble Crochet.) Pull up your loop to the height of your usual Treble Crochet. Yarn over twice, insert into the 1st St, yarn over, pull through the stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through two loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through the remaining two loops on your hook.

Some of my favorite video tutorials are:
Video 1
Video 2
Video 3

Tr2Tog – Treble 2 Together – *Yarn over twice, insert your hook into the indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up through the stitch, yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through two of the loops. * Repeat from * to *1 more time. You now have 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.

Pattern Notes

Finished Measurements: 66” wide x 25” tall

The STr can be substituted with a Ch 4.

Be sure to mark the top of the STr (Ch 4) with stitch marker.

Written instructions for a gauge swatch are included in the pattern.

Availability

The Lacy Summer Wrap can be purchased on Ravelry and Etsy.


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Kind Hearted Tote

I enjoyed making my Darling Bag so much that I wanted to make another bag again. This time I wanted something smaller that would work as a project bag.

If you know me you know that I have a collection of bags SO MANY BAG, so many! I collect 3 things mostly; yarn, candles, and bags.

I would label this bag beginner friendly. As long as you can count you’ll be able to handle making the Kind Hearted Tote.

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Summer Vibes Blog Hop

Featured in the Summer Vibes Blog Hop hosted by Fosbas Designs.

A pattern bundle of all featured designs and extra bonus patterns for a total of 39 patterns can be purchased for only $12.99! That’s $.30 each pattern!

The Yarn

The yarn I used to make the Kind Hearted Tote was Yarn Bee Cotton Et Lin in the colorways Skyway (Blue) and Haze (Tan). I like how sturdy the yarn is, perfect for a bag.

My trip to Hobby Lobby when I purchased the Cotton Et Lin.

Supplies

To make the Kind Hearted Tote you’ll need:

– Approximately 500 Yards Yarn Bee Cotton Et Lin
– F/3.75mm Crochet hook
– Yarn needle
– Measuring tape
– Scissors
– Stitch markers

Stitches Used

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

Pattern Notes

Written in US crochet terms.

Worked in rounds.

Ch 1 does NOT count.

Place stitch markers on the 1st St of each row.

Finished size is adjustable. Add rounds at base for wider bag or add rounds on sides for a taller bag.

The Pattern

The pattern is available to purchase on Ravelry and Etsy.

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Magnolia Top

Do you ever purchase yarn and then hoard it until the perfect ideas or project comes along? That’s what happened with the Magnolia Top. I purchased the yarn back in early 2020, if not late 2019.

When planning out my Summer 2021 designs I remembered that I had this yarn stashed away and it would be perfect for the idea I had. The colors of the yarn reminded me of Magnolia trees in the spring.

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Summer Exclusives

One of TWO Crochets By Trista patterns featured in Summer Exclusives – Curated By Cosy Rosie UK. A collection of 30 summer crochet patterns for you, your family, and your home! Some of these designs include:

  • Crochet Top Patterns
  • Shawls, Wraps & Cardigans
  • Home Décor & Wall Hangings
  • Crochet Bag Patterns
  • And so many more!

Summer Exclusives runs from July 1st to the 15th and features 2 BRAND NEW patterns each day for an exclusive discount of 50% off using a special coupon code. All the details on the event can be found HERE.

Summer Exclusives Pattern Bundle

A pattern bundle is available to purchase with all 30 patterns for the introductory price of only $19.95.

The Yarn

The yarn I used is Comfy Color Mist by Knitpicks/WeCrochet. I used the colorways Raspberry Cream (magenta), Dahlia (pink), Chive Blossom (purple), and Foggy Beach (grey). The yarn is a worsted weight and is a 75% pima cotton/25% acrylic blend.

This was the first time I used this yarn and I would definitely work with it again. It is super soft and easy to work with, I have no complaints at all about it.

Supplies

The supplies you’ll need include:

– 700 – 1200 yards Comfy Color Mist from Knitpicks/WeCrochet or comparable yarn
– I/5.50mm crochet hook
– Yarn needle
– Scissors
– Measuring tape
– Stitch markers

Stitches and Abbreviations

The stitches I used for the Magnolia Top are:

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
RS – Right side
SDc – Starting Double Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sk – Skip
Sp(s) – Space(s)
St(s) – Stitch(es)
WS – Wrong side

Photo Credit: Ryan Fajardo

Stitch Definition:

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.

My favorite technique for this is the one found here from Moogly:
How to Crochet: Improved Chainless Starting Double Crochet (Right Handed) – YouTube

Pattern Notes:

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

Pattern is written in American Crochet Terms.

1” of positive ease for final measurement.

Ch 3 can be substituted for SDc.

Construction consists of: working the body in turned rounds from the bottom up & two panels for the upper body to form armholes.

Sizes – Pattern is worked in size XS
with additional sizes in parentheses. I advise starting a
new skein/ball to do the back panel, just in case you need to add
to the front panel for a proper fit.

Size/Bust/Approximate Yardage:

XS – 30” – 700;
S – 34” – 750;
M – 38” – 800;
L – 42” – 850;
XL – 46” – 900;
2X – 50” – 950;
3X – 54” – 1000;
4X – 58” – 1100.

Availability

The Magnolia Top can be purchase on Ravelry and Etsy.


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Alpine Scarf

Who is ready for my first design of 2021? Well, look no further because it is here!

The Alpine Scarf is a easy to follow triangle scarf or shawl pattern. It is going to be a go-to for your winter accessory that adds that extra touch of elegance we all deserve sometimes.

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The Yarn

I decided to go with a Caron Latte Cake for the yarn on the Alpine Scarf. The yarn is so soft and has a beautiful texture to it.

Once the scarf was complete all I pictured was a snowy night in a quant mountainside town. The perfect accessory to wear on a date while walking the quiet storefronts in a resort town in the mountains. I was watching a lot of holiday Hallmark movies at the time if that helps you visualize it too.

Caron� Lovely Layers Latte Cakes? Yarn in Cream | 8.8 oz | Michaels�

Supplies

The supplies you’ll need to make the Alpine Scarf are:

1 cake of Caron Latte Cakes
K/6.5 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle
Measuring tape
Scissors
Blocking materials (optional)

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
MC – Magic Circle
RS – Right Side
SDc – Starting Double Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sp – Space
St(s) – Stitch(es)
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 stitch, 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.

Pattern Notes

The SDc can be substituted with a Ch 3.

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

Blocking isn’t necessary but advised. I have an affiliate link to the ones I use listed above.

Availability

The Alpine Scarf pattern can be purchased on Ravelry, Etsy, LoveCrafts and Ribblr.


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Madi Mason Jar Cozy

Do you need a quick gift idea that can be functional or decorative? Then this pattern is exactly what you need!

There are so many possibilities of how you can use this mason jar cozy. Its not just for Christmas but for all year.

Mason jars can be used for just about anything; a vase, a glass, a candle holder, a pencil (or crochet hook) holder, and a storage container.

WARNING: Candle Safety – If using a traditional tea light please practice the follow the guidelines below.

– Never leave a burning candle unattended.
– Never burn a candle on or near anything that might catch fire.
– Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.

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Featured Design

Featured in the 2020 Holly Jolly Crochet Christmas Blog Hop hosted by Nana’s Crafty Home. Tuesday, December 8th 2020, the Madi Mason Jar Cozy will be available as a PDF download for FREE.

I’m really excited to be a part of this blog hop with all these other amazing designers. Be sure to check back daily at Nana’s Crafty Home to see the featured item. All participating designers are listed below.

The Yarn

I used 100% cotton worsted weight yarn to make my cozies. When using as a glass the cotton yarn will be more absorbent of any condensation on the jar.

You can use any worsted weight yarn you have in your stash. Perfect to use up any partial skeins you may have laying around.

Supplies

– Approximately 100 yards worsted weight yarn – Sugar ‘n Cream
– H/5.0mm crochet hook – Leither Co.
Scissors
Tape measure
Yarn needle
Mason jar or candle holder
– (Optional) ribbon, lights, flameless tea lights, or flowers.

Stitches Used

BLs – Back Loops
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Lhdc – Linked Half Double Crochet
MC – Magic Circle
SDc – Starting Double Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sp(s) – Space(s)
St(s) – Stitch(es)

Stitch Definitions

Lhdc – Linked Half Double Crochet – Insert hook through the bottom leg (bar) of the previous stitch. YO and pull up a loop (2 loops). Insert hook into next stitch, YO and pull up a loop (3 loops), YO and pull through all 3 loops.

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. YO, insert into the 1st St, yarn over, pull through the St, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through the remaining 2 loops

The Lhdc was used in the White Chocolate Ganache FREE Dishcloth Pattern. This post features a photo tutorial too.

The SDc was used in the Cream Cheese FREE Dishcloth Pattern.

Pattern Notes

BLs – back loop and third loop of Lhdc.  This leaves the front loop unworked. 

A Ch 3 can be substituted for a SDc. 

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

Worked in rounds, without turning.

Height is adjustable. 

Availability

This pattern can be purchased on Ravelry.

Other Madi Designs

The Madi Cardi


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