It’s Hat Season

It’s Hat Season

The weather has changed this week. It’s cold and your head could use some protection and I may just have the hat for you! I added these hats into the shop this week and you can get them here I am also happy to take custom orders if you are interested – just contact me and let’s chat about what I can create for you!

Crochet Triangular Ribbed Cowl
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Crochet Triangular Ribbed Cowl

Cowls aren’t just for under the shirt anymore and this triangular ribbed cowl pattern is so quick, easy, and fun to make! Material: Worsted Weight Yarn Crochet hook: H Ch 20, hdc in second ch from hook and hdc across. Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in lower stitch to create ribbing effect, hdc across, 2 hdc in last stitch. For the knit ribbed effect, make the hdc in the loop below the stitch you would normally do the hdc in it pushes the two loops to the front to make the ribbing. Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc acrossRow 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc across, 2 hdc in last stitchRow 5: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc acrossRepeat Row 4…

Deer Earflap Beanie
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Deer Earflap Beanie

This deer earflap beanie is great for the holiday season. A bit of a back story, awhile back I lived in a small town with a population of about 555 people. One day I made some animal hats and posted it on social media – before I knew it I had orders come in every single day with a waitlist growing bigger than my children’s Christmas wishlist. And to this day, creating custom animal and character hats is still my favorite thing to do. Materials: Hook: H (5.00mm) Medium worsted weight yarn – I use Vanna’s Choice or Impeccable Yarn! Terms: ch: chainst: stitchslst: slip stitchsc: single crochethdc: half double crochetdc: double crochetdc2tog: double crochet two stitches together (decrease)( ): repeat around{ }: total number…

Goat Earflap Beanie
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Goat Earflap Beanie

This goat earflap beanie is not only fun to make but fun to wear! Kids and adults love to wear them. Not only are they great for Halloween but they can be worn anytime you like! Materials: Hook: H (5.00mm) Medium worsted weight yarn – I use Vanna’s Choice or Impeccable Yarn! Terms: ch: chainst: stitchslst: slip stitchsc: single crochethdc: half double crochetdc: double crochettr: triple crochetsc2tog: sc crochet two stitches together (decrease)( ): repeat around{ }: total number of stitches Instructions: Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring. Round 1: ch 1, 9 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc {9 sc}Round 2: ch 3 (counts as dc from here forward), dc in joining space, (2dc in each sc)…

Hexagon Stash Busting Crochet Along #1
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Hexagon Stash Busting Crochet Along #1

It took me a minute to decide what kind of crochet along I wanted to make happen and settled on a Hexagon Stash Busting Project. This will be part of the 90 Days of Creativity I recently kicked off- each hexagon pattern will be posted here of course so you can follow along. It will be available in full inside the Crochet Academy! Hexagon #1 Acrylic Yarn Crochet hook H Ch – ChainSl st – slip stitchsc – single crochet dc – double crochet Ch 5, join with sl st to form a ring. Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, *ch 3, 3 dc in ring; repeat from * four more times, join with dc to top of ch-3 (6 chain spaces) – sl st…

Crochet Sampler Blanket great for stash busting

Crochet Sampler Blanket great for stash busting

If you are an avid crochet person like myself, then you also probably have a ton of yarn that could go through some stash busting. I currently sitting on 3 totes with yarn that is waiting to become something new. Something that I love for this is a crochet sampler blanket but even if you don’t go through your stash to do this, this kind of blanket is amazing for combining different stitches into something beautiful. This can be a fun challenge to see how many crochet stitches you can master in one blanket or just select a few that you think will look great together! I love trial and error projects since they don’t have to be perfect because they’ll look amazing in the…

Hippie’s Comfort Crochet Top
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Hippie’s Comfort Crochet Top

This hippie comfort crochet top, made out of cotton yarn and with two panels sewn together, this makes it a great beginner project. Cotton yarn 5 ecru – 1 white I used sugar n cream for this one H-5.00 hook My gauge is 10 rows = 4” Ch= chainSt= stitchSc= single crochetSl st= slip stitchHdc- half-double crochet Back: In yellow, ch 51 (55, 60, 69) Row 1:  hdc in second stitch from the hook and across (50)Row 2: ch 1, hdc acrossRow 3: ch 1, 3 hdc in yellow, change color to ecru, hdc across until the last 3 st, change to yellow 3 hdcRow 4: Repeat Row 3 until it measures 4” With ecru continue to ch 1, hdc across until the pieces measures…

Spider Stitch Halter Top
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Spider Stitch Halter Top

Elevate your summer wardrobe with this Spider Stitch halter top and crochet this top giving it an airy flow for those hot summer days. Material: Bramwell Duo Magic Cone Yarn (yarn has been discontinued)   Substitute 3-ply acrylic – though you might be able to find some Bramwell online.  You will be working with 2 strands at a time!   Hook size: F (3.75 mm)  Ch = chain Sc = single crochet Dc = double crochet CL = Cluster  Bra – Make 2 Triangles  Ch 5 and join with sl st in the ring. Row 1: ch 3, 6 dc, * ch 3, 7 dc*, from * till * repeat once more, ch 3, join with sl st in ther 3rd ch at the beginning  Row 2: ch 3, 6 dc in next 6 dc, * 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in 3-ch space, 7dc in next 7 dc*, from * till * repeat once more, 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in last 3-ch…

Hippo Earflap Beanie
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Hippo Earflap Beanie

I love crochet animal hats and crochet character hats, like this Hippo Earflap Beanie. Back in 2011, I created what felt like a million character hats, and amazingly enough not only was I able to reduce a bunch of debt I had but provide an amazing Christmas for my kids. And let’s be honest, they are fun to make, and kids and adults love to wear them. Not only are they great for Halloween but they can be worn anytime you like! Materials:Hook: H (5.00mm)Medium worsted weight yarn – I use Vanna’s Choice or Impeccable Yarn!Fiberfill (optional) Terms:ch: chainst: stitchslst: slip stitchsc: single crochethdc: half double crochetdc: double crochettr: triple crochethdc2tog: hdc crochet two stitches together (decrease) dc2tog: dc crochet two stitches together (decrease( ): repeat around{ }: total…

The V-Stitch Pattern

The V-Stitch Pattern

The V-Stitch pattern is what I am using a blanket pattern that I will be sharing inside of the Crochet Academy that is to come in the coming weeks. It’s easy and simple that you could create squares for a blanket or use the pattern for a washcloth – which is one of my favorite patterns. The V-Stitch pattern can be made flat for blankets, shawls, and shirts. It can also be made curly for borders, flowers, fluffy scarfs, or novelty decorations. You can use single crochet, double crochet, half-double crochet, and treble crochet – just depending on what kind of look you’re going after! Materials: Hook: G (4.25mm)Medium worsted weight yarn Terms: slst: slip stitchch: chainst: stitchsc: single crochetdc: double crochetV-St: V-Stitch The V-stitch: To…