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.

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Free Crochet Trivet Pattern – Hot Stuff Trivet

Do you need a crocheted trivet to help protect your countertops? The Hot Stuff Trivet is exactly what you need!

This easy to follow crochet pattern can be made in just a few hours. A perfect addition to all your other kitchen items and makes an amazing gift.

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Up until I made the Hot Stuff Trivet did you know that I used one of the two pot holders we have to put my hot items onto to protect my counters? It is fine and dandy when I only have one pot or dish, but when I have multiple items coming out of the oven at the same time (like on holidays) things can get a little dicey.

I don’t recommend using the Hot Stuff Trivet as pot holder though. I don’t think that it is thick enough to protect your hands from the dishes right from the oven.

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Supplies Needed

90-100 yards I/5.5mm Crochet hook
Scissors
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The Yarn

Remember back in July 2020 when I released the Frosting Collection? I had purchased the cone of Lily’s Sugar ‘n’ Cream to make sure I had enough yarn to make all the dishcloths. I’m still working through the cone! Why go out and buy more cotton yarn when I have plenty left over.

I don’t have a whole lot more left to go before I’ve used it all. I saved myself a lot of money by buying it the way I did. If you plan on making a lot of items using cotton, I recommend buying a cone of it.

Lily� Sugar 'n Cream� Cone Yarn By Sugar & Cream in White | 14 oz | Michaels�

Stitches & Abbreviations

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

Pattern Notes

The Hot Stuff Trivet is reversible.

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

The border provided is optional. I personally make mine without, but I know that some like the border.

The Sc forces the Tr to be pushed to the opposite side.

Pattern

Ch 31

1.) Hdc in 2nd Ch from the hook and each Ch across. (30) RS

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

3.) Repeat Row 2 until approx. 8.5” ending on the WS.

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

Optional Border

Ch 1, Sc evenly around with 3Sc in each of the 4 corners, Sl St to 1st Sc.

Finishing

Finish off and weave in ends.

Availability

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Like the Hot Stuff Trivet?
Then you’ll love these!

Pearl Infinity Cowl

Pearl Infinity Cowl

Frozen Treat Cozy

Frozen Treat Cozy

Darling Bag

Darling Bag

Pearl Beanie

Pearl Beanie

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Frozen Treat Cozy

We’ve all been there, we’re eating our premium ice cream right out of the pint container and our hands are freezing. Well, look no further than the Frozen Treat Cozy to help you out!

The best part about the Frozen Treat Cozy is that it fits many of the reusable and single use cup you get at local coffee shops too. You’ll be able to see how versatile the cozy can be below.

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Supplies

40 yards worsted weight cotton – Premier Home
I/5.5mm crochet hook
Yarn needle
Measuring tape
Scissors

With one skein of the Premier Home I was able to get 2, almost 3, of the finished Frozen Treat Cozy completed. I then went to see if I made it taller if it will fit on other cups. Sure enough it does!

You can make 1 regular sized and an extra tall (fits on a Starbucks Trenta) cozy all from one skein.

Gauge and Finished Size

Gauge: 3 Sts x 3 rows = 1” square

Size: 3” Tall x 5” Wide

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
RS – Right Side
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Tr – Treble Crochet
WS – Wrong Side

Pattern Notes

Worked in rounds.

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

Written in American crochet terms.

Easily adjustable to any height.

The Pattern

Ch 35

1.) Sc in 2nd Ch from the hook and each Ch across. Join with a Sl St to the 1st Sc. (34) RS

2.) Ch 1, turn, (Sc, Tr) in 1st St, Sk next St, *(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St, * repeat around. Join with a Sl St to the 1st Sc. (34) WS

3.) Ch 1, turn, Sc in 1st St and each St around. Join with a Sl St to the 1st Sc. (34)

4.) Ch 1, turn, (Sc, Tr) in 1st St, Sk next St, *(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St, * repeat around. Join with a Sl St to the 1st Sc. (34)

5.) Ch 1, turn, Sc in 1st St and each St around. Join with a Sl St to the 1st Sc. (34)

Rounds 6-11) Repeat rows 4 and 5.

Finish off and weave in ends.

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Barista Mug Cozy

If you’re like me, there isn’t anything better than a nice mug of coffee in the morning to start your day. Somedays you feel like adding a little something to that mug; no, not booze (no judgement here), something to the OUTSIDE of the mug.

The Barista Mug Cozy is just that thing you need to help dress up your mug. It can also cover up a seasonal phrase like “let it snow” in the middle of June.

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The Yarn

I used some of the Sugar ‘N Cream I still have left over from my Frosting Collection to make my white mug cozy. Cotton works best but if you have partial skeins of acrylic laying around (which I’m sure you do) that will work too.

Go ahead and use whatever yarn you want. I think that’s one of the best things about this pattern; you can use any type or color of yarn you’d like.

The Barista Mug Cozy is a great gift idea too. It can be made in just about an hour and completely adjustable to any mug.

Just like with the Winter Hills Cozie, head over to your local dollar store and grab a few mugs. While at the grocery store, buy individually wrapped tea bags, hot chocolate, or sample sized bags of coffee. Throw them all together and you have the perfect gift in just a few hours and for less than $5.00 each.

Supplies

50-75 yards worsted weight yarn
H/5.00 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle
Measuring tape
Scissors
– 1” Button

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
St(s) – Stitch(es)

Pattern Notes

Size is adjustable.
– To make more narrow or wider, subtract/add 2 Sts to starting Ch.
– To measure for length, measure from one side of the handle to the other.

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

The Pattern

Ch 11
1.) Sc in 2nd Ch from the hook and each Ch across (10)

2.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Sc in next St, Dc in next St,* repeat across. (10)

3.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Sc in next St, Dc in next St,* repeat across. (10)

4.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (10)

5.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (10)

6.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Sc in next St, Dc in next St,* repeat across. (10)

7.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Sc in next St, Dc in next St,* repeat across. (10)

8.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (10)

Repeat rows 5-8 until desired length, ending with a repeat of row 8.

Loop:
1.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and next 4 Sts, Ch 10, Sc in next 5 Sts.
(10 Sc, 10 Chs)

2.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (20)

Finish off and weave in ends.

Sew on button in the middle of rows 2 & 3.

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Winter Hills Mug Rug

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You’re going to love the Winter Hills Mug Rug (or coaster). It’s a quick and easy pattern that can be made in almost no time at all.

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The Yarn

I used Sugar ‘n Cream 100% cotton yarn. The one I featured on this Instagram Reel (link below) is in the colorway “Holiday Stripes.” I separated the skein into all its colors to get them to line up the way I wanted.

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Supplies Needed

– Approximately 50 – 100 yards worsted weight yarn – Sugar ‘n Cream
– H/5.0mm crochet hook – Leither Co.
– Scissors
– Tape measure
– Yarn needle

Stitches Used

The stitches I used in this designer are:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet

Pattern Note

Gauge: 15 Sts x 15 Rows =4”

Sizes:
4.5” x 4.5” – Coaster
4.5” x 8” – Mug Rug

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

Fringe is optional. I placed mine (when used) every other stitch. Some designers like to put them in each stitch. Go with what you’re comfortable with.

The Pattern

Ch 17

Row 1.) Sc in 2nd Ch from the hook and each St across. (16)

Row 2.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Sc in next St, Dc in next St, * repeat across. (16)

Row 3.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Sc in next St, Dc in next St, * repeat across. (16)

Row 4.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (16)

Row 5.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (16)

Row 6.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Sc in next St, Dc in next St, * repeat across. (16)

Row 7.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Sc in next St, Dc in next St, * repeat across. (16)

Row 8.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (16)

Rows 9-16 (28) Repeat rows 5-8.

Finish off and weave in ends.

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Like the Winter Hills Mug Rug? Try out the Winter Hills Cozie too! Available for free here.


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