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

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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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Mountainside Hat

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

The Mountainside Hat can be made as a traditional hat or a messy bun style.

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 super bulky weight yarn will work; Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick and Quick, Loops & Threads Cozy Wool, and Loops & Threads Lush Alpaca are great options.

Supplies Needed

For the hat you will need:

– Approximately 100 yards of #6 weight yarn
– M/9.00 mm crochet hook
– Yarn needle
– Scissors
– Measuring tape
– Pompom (optional)
– Elastic hair tie (for messy bun style)

Stitches Used

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

Gauge and Final Measurements

Gauge: 5 Cl x 5 rows = 4″ square

Final Measurements: 8″ tall x 11″ wide

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

Find out how you can get your Mountainside Hat pattern for free HERE.

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The Pattern

In MC or around an elastic hairband.

1.) Ch1, 6Cls. Sl St into 1st Cl. (6)

2.) Turn, Ch1, 2Cl in 1st Cl, and each Cl around. Sl St into 1st Cl. (12)

3.) Turn, Ch 1, Cl in 1St Cl, 2Cls in the next Cl, Cl in next Cl, 2Cls in next St, repeat around. Sl St into 1st Cl. (18)

4.) Turn, Ch 1, Cl in 1st Cl, Cl in next Cl, 2Cls in next Cl, Cl in next 2 Cls, 2Cl in next St, repeat around. Sl St into 1st Cl. (24)

5.) Turn, Ch 1, Cl in 1st Cl, Cl in next 2 Cls, 2Cls in next Cl, Cl in next 3 Cls, 2Cls in next Cl, repeat around. Sl St into 1st Cl. (30)

6.) Turn, Ch 1, Cl in 1st Cl and each Cl around. Sl St into 1st Cl. (30)

Repeat round 6 until approximately 7” tall or desired height.

Ch 1, LOOSELY Sc in each Cl around. (30)

Ch 1, LOOSELY Sc in each Cl around. (30)

Finish off and weave in ends.


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Pearl Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

One of my goals when I started designing was to have a featured hat pattern in the Sweet Potato 3 Crochet Cancer Challenge. In 2014 Christine started the Crochet Cancer Challenge to bring the crochet community together to support those battling cancer. You can read more about the Crochet Cancer Challenge here. A FAQ section is also provided at the bottom of this post, just scroll to the bottom.

The Yarn

This year Christine asked that the designers use the color of the particular cancer ribbon we’d like to help bring awareness to. I decided on pink for breast cancer.

I’ve known a few people who have battled breast cancer. Some are currently in remission and almost back to normal and some have lost their battle.

One of the people who has lost their battle to breast cancer was my aunt’s best friend Mary. Mary was an amazing artist and calligraphist; I was fortunate enough to be gifted a few of her projects when I was younger. She unfortunately passed away in March of 2012.

A breast cancer survivor that I know is someone who holds a special place in my son’s life, his kindergarten teacher. She is currently in remission and just as healthy as anyone else. With the current health crisis here in the United States, I was worried that she wouldn’t be teacher this year. When we got word that she would be returning to teach kindergarten this year we were all very excited.

The yarn I used was Big Twist Value in the colorway Bubblegum. After searching all 4 of the local stores that carry yarn, I went back to Joann’s to grab this one. It was the best pink that was soft enough and would help showcase the texture of the stitches in the beanie.

Supplies

– 150 yards of worsted weight yarn
– H/5.00mm crochet hook
– Yarn needle
– Measuring Tape
– Scissors
– Pompom (optional)

Stitches Used

Blo – Back Loop Only
Ch –Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Mc – Magic Circle
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Tr – Treble Crochet

Gauge and Sizes

Gauge: 14 Sts x 12 rows = 4”


Sizes: Finished circumference
Adult Small – 20.5” (listed below)
Adult Large – 22” (available on pdf)

Pattern Notes

– Worked in rounds.
– A stitch count for each row has been provided.
– Diameter measurement after round 7 is 6” across the middle.
– The finished beanie is stretchy and creates a comfortable fit.

The Pattern

Adult Small

1) 10 Hdc in MC, connect to 1st Hdc with Sl St. (10)

2) Turn, Ch 1, (Sc, Tr) in 1st St and each St around. Join with Sl St to 1st St. (20)

3) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, 2Hdc in next St, *Hdc in next St, 2Hdc in next St, * repeat around. Join with Sl St to 1st St. (30)

4) Turn, Ch 1, (Sc, Tr) in 1St St, Sk next St, (Sc, Tr) in next St, *(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St, (Sc, Tr) in next St, * repeat around. Join with a Sl St to 1st St. (40)

5) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st 3 Sts, 2Hdc in next St, *Hdc in next 3 Sts, 2Hdc in next St, * repeat around. Join with Sl St to 1st St. (50)

6) Turn, Ch 1, (Sc, Tr) in 1St St, Sk next St, (Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St (Sc, Tr) in next St, *[(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St,] 2 times, (Sc, Tr) in next St, * repeat around. Join with a Sl St to 1st St. (60)

7) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st 5 Sts, 2Hdc in next St, *Hdc in next 5 Sts, 2Hdc in next St, * repeat around. Join with Sl St to 1st St. (70)

8) Turn, Ch 1, (Sc, Tr) in 1St St, Sk next St, *(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St, * repeat around. Join with Sl St to 1st St. (70)

9) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St and each St around. Join with Sl St to 1st St. (70)

Repeat rounds 8 & 9 until desired length, 7” for beanie or 12” for slouch style. Move on to the brim.

An adult large made for a looser fit and 10″ tall for a more mid-slouch look.

Brim

Ch 6

1) Sc in 2nd Ch from the hook and each Ch across. (5)

2) Sl St into the next 2 Sts of hat.

3) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in Blo of 1st St and each St across. (5)

4) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in Blo of 1st St and each St across. (5)

Repeat rows 2-4 around the edge of the hat. Sl St to starting Ch.
Finish off. Weave in all ends.

Availability

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FAQ’s

  • Information explaining what the Crochet Cancer Challenge is, click HERE.
  • What type of hat should I make? What Sizes? Where do I get the patterns? Click HERE.
  • Yarn Recommendations to use for the hats, click HERE.
  • Where should I donate my hats, click HERE.
  • A fun start early project you can add to your hats, click HERE.
  • Challenge others to join and get tags you can print for your hats, click HERE.

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Autumn Love Cowl

The Autumn Love Cowl will be your new favorite cool weather accessory. This FREE crochet pattern features at least 2 colors of bulky weight yarn.

I used two colors, but the results would be amazing with each section a separate color. The Autumn Love Cowl would be a great project to use up any of your partially used skeins from previous projects.

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Supplies Needed

– 270 yards of Loops And Threads Charisma yarn or equivalent #5 weight yarn (details in notes below)
– K/6.5mm crochet hook
– Measuring tape
– Scissors
– Yarn needle

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Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
LDc – Long Double Crochet
RS – Right Side
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
WS – Wrong Side
YO– Yarn Over

Stitch Definition

Ldc – Long Double Crochet – YO, insert hook into St, YO pull though the St and pull up loop to the height of a DC, YO pull through 2 loops, YO pull through remaining loops.

Tips & Tricks

Changing Colors – When changing colors, complete the last Dc with the next color. 

For example; with Color 1, YO, insert hook into St, YO pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops; YO with Color 2 and pull through remaining loops.

Gauge and Sizes

Gauge: 10 Sts x 6 Rows = 4” square of Dc
Size: 15” Wide x 12” Tall

Pattern Notes

Yardage needed:
160 yards of Color A (2 skeins)
109 yards of Color B (1 skein)

Carry the yarn up at the seam on the WS.

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

There is a 4 row repeat, changing after each 2 rows.

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The Pattern

With Color A:

Ch 82

1) Dc in 4th Ch (Ch 3 counts as a St) from the hook and each Ch across.  Join with a Sl St to the top of the Ch 3. (80) RS (Use tail to connect bottom when weaving in ends.)

2) Turn, Ch 1, Dc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Ch 3, Sk 3, dc in next 5 Sts, * repeat 8 MORE times, Ch 3, Sk 3, dc in next 3 Sts. Connect to 1st St with a Sl St. (10 Ch3 spaces, 50 Dc)

Color B

3) Turn, Ch 1, Dc in 1St St and next 2 Sts, 3LDc into center of previous rows skipped Sts, *Dc in next 5 Sts, 3Ldc into center of previous rows skipped Sts, * repeat 8 more times, Dc in last 2 Sts. Connect to 1st Dc with Sl St. (10 3LDc’s, 50 Dc’s)

4) Turn, Ch 1, Dc in 1st St and next 5 Sts, *Ch 3, Sk 3, Dc in next 5 Sts, * repeat 8 more times, Dc in last 2 Sts. Connect to 1st St with a Sl St. (9 Ch3 spaces, 53 Dc’s)

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Color A

5) Turn, Ch 1, Dc in 1st St and next 6 Sts, *3Ldc into center of previous rows skipped Sts, Dc in next 5 Sts, * repeat 8 more times, Dc in the last St. Connect to 1st St with a Sl St.
(9 3Ldc’s, 53 Dc)

6) Turn, Ch 1, Dc in 1st St, Dc in next St, *Ch 3, Sk 3, Dc in next 5 Sts, * repeat 8 MORE times, Ch 3, Sk 3, Dc in next 3 Sts. Connect to 1st St with a Sl St. (10 ch3 spaces, 50 dc)

Color B

7) Repeat row 3.

8) Repeat row 4.

Color A

9) Repeat row 5.

10) Repeat row 6.

Color B

11) Repeat row 3.

12) Repeat row 4.

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Color A

13) Repeat row 5.

14) Repeat row 6.

Color B

15) Repeat row 3.

16) Repeat row 4.

Color A

17) Repeat row 5.

18) Repeat row 6.

Color B

19) Repeat row 3.

20) Repeat row 4.

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Color A

21) Repeat row 5.

22) Do NOT Turn, Ch 1, Dc in 1st St and each St around. (80)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Zeta Snowflake

Do you need a quick and easy holiday/winter gift idea? You’ve come to the right place.

My Zeta Snowflake is at least 3 different projects within the one design. Depending on the size yarn that you pick you can have a coaster, a holiday tree ornament, or a set of earrings.

I hope you enjoy this snowflake as much as I do. Below you can find all the details and supplies you’ll need to make some for yourself, or friends and family.

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30 Days of Cozy

I’m so excited that I participated in 30 Days of Cozy 2020 hosted by Made With A Twist.

For the month of September 2020, Pam Grise of Made with A Twist featured over 30 crochet designers from the Crochetpreneur Business Academy offering at least one FREE PDF downloads each day. Listed below are all the participating designers.

Pattern Notes

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

By switching the yarn and hook size, you can make earrings and/or ornaments. (Size 10 crochet thread and a 1.5mm hook; #3 light weight yarn and a H hook; #2 sport weight yarn and E hook)

Blocking isn’t necessary for the coasters but advised. To get an ornament or earrings to look their best, you will need to block the finished items using Aleene’s Stiffen Quik or a similar product.

The Yarn

To make the coasters, you will need 100% cotton worsted weight yarn and a 5.50mm crochet hook. For the yarn, I used Lily’s Sugar ‘N Cream, but you could your own favorites from your local craft store.

The Zeta Snowflake as a coaster using Lily’s Sugar ‘N Cream.

To make the ornament, you will need a sport weight yarn and 2.75mm crochet hook. I used Premier’s Cotton Fair available at Michael’s Arts & Crafts.

The Zeta Snowflake as an ornament using Premier’s Cotton Fair.

To make the earrings, you will need size 10 crochet thread and a 1.5mm hook. I used Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread, available at Michael’s Arts & Crafts.

The Zeta Snowflake as an earring using Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread.

Supplies Needed

– 25 yards of 100% worsted weight cotton yarn
– I/5.50mm crochet hook
– Scissors
– Measuring tape
– Yarn needle
– Blocking materials
– For ornament; ornament hook
– For earrings; earring findings

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Mc – Magic Circle
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slips Stitch
Sp(s) – Space(s)

Special Stitches

Picot – Ch 3, Sl St into 1st Ch.

The Pattern

Coaster: make 4
Ornament(s): as many you’d like
Earrings: make 2

Round 1: 10 Hdc in MC, connect to 1st Hdc with Sl St. (10)

Round 2: Ch1, 2Hdc in next St and each St around.  Join with Sl St to 1st Hdc. (20)

Round 3: Ch 1, *Hdc in next St, Ch 2, * repeat around. Join with Sl St to 1st Hdc. (20 Hdc)

Round 4: Ch1, *Sc in next Ch 2 space, (Sl St, Ch 3, Sl St) in next Ch 2 Sp, * repeat around. Join with a Sl St to 1st Sc. (10 Ch 3 bumps)

Round 5: Ch1, Sc in same Sc as join, Ch 5, Sk Ch 3 bump from previous row, *sc in next sc, Ch 5, Sk Ch 3 bump from previous row, * repeat around. Join with a Sl St to 1st Sc. (10 Ch 5 Sps)

Round 6: Ch 1, *(3Hdc, Picot, 3Hdc) in Ch 5 Sp, * repeat around. Join with Sl St to 1st Hdc.  (10 Picots)

Finish off and weave in ends.  Block if necessary.

Availability

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