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Gift Wrapped Square – Hope in the Holidays CAL – Free Crochet Pattern

Photo & Stitching Credit: Classy Lady Yarnworks
Due to mail delay, I did not receive my yarn in time to make my square. Stephanie saved the day by offering to stitch and photograph my design!

All wrapped up with a neat little bow. This gift wrapped square is my addition to the Hope in the Holidays CAL. What’s a CAL? CAL is short for Crochet – A – Long. From December 2nd until January 1st a designer will be releasing an 8×8 inch square with their own personalized design! All these squares can be combined together to create a blanket. You can use all of them, or a combination of your favorites to create an amazing heirloom. 

I’m so excited – On December 13, 2020, you can download this pattern as a free PDF on Ravelry through the Hope in the Holidays CAL hosted by my friend Claire. First, head to the Bear Rye Blog to get the coupon code by clicking the link below. Then, come back to here to get the link to the pattern. The free PDF will only be available for 24 hours starting at midnight EST on the 13th.

Click above for the coupon code, then come back here and grab the PDF!

Materials:

  • 81 yards, Worsted weight, ( 4 ). I used WeCrochet Mighty Stitch, 3.53 oz/100 gm, 208 yds/190 m. The yarn for this pattern was generously donated by WeCrochet!
  • US Size G6 Crochet Hook (4 mm)
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • Foam Mat
  • Spray Bottle
  • Pins

Skill Level:

Easy – Advanced Beginner

Gauge:

16.5 stitches x 17.5 rows = 4″ square in SC.

Size:

Your finished square will be approximately 8 x8 inch. To achieve a perfect square for seaming, you can block your finished work..

Stitches Used/Abbreviations:

  • CH – Chain
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • SLST – Slip Stitch
  • ST(s) – Stitch(es)
  • RS – Right Side
  • WS – Wrong Side
  • MC – Main Color
  • CC – Contrast Color
  • Approx – Approximately

Notes:

  • All stitches are done in SC using the tapestry crochet technique of carrying two strands of yarn.
  • Turn your work at the end of each row.
  • CH1 at the beginning of each row. (Does not count as a ST)

Tutorial – Changing Color

RS/WS

Tip: The PDF comes with a chart to follow along!

Gift Wrapped Square Pattern

CH34 in MC, start in 2nd CH from hook

**Start working over your contrast color from the first row to the last row. This will ensure an even look throughout the project.**

← Row 1 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 2 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 3 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 4 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 5 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 6 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 7 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 8 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 9 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 10 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 11 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 12 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 13 [RS]: 8 [MC], 4 [CC], 2 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 2 [MC], 4 [CC], 8 [MC]

→ Row 14 [WS]: 8 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 1 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 1 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 8 [MC]

← Row 15 [RS]: 8 [MC], 1 [CC], 4 [MC], 2 [CC], 3 [MC], 2 [CC], 4 [MC], 1 [CC], 8 [MC]

→ Row 16 [WS]: 9 [CC], 5 [MC], 5 [CC], 5 [MC], 9 [CC]

← Row 17 [RS]: 8 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 1 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 1 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 8 [MC]

→ Row 18 [WS]: 8 [MC], 1 [CC], 4 [MC], 2 [CC], 3 [MC], 2 [CC], 4 [MC], 1 [CC], 8 [MC]

← Row 19 [RS]: 8 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 1 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 1 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 8 [MC]

→ Row 20 [WS]: 9 [CC], 5 [MC], 5 [CC], 5 [MC], 9 [CC]

← Row 21 [RS]: 8 [MC], 1 [CC], 4 [MC], 2 [CC], 3 [MC], 2 [CC], 4 [MC], 1 [CC], 8 [MC]

→ Row 22 [WS]: 8 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 1 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 1 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 8 [MC]

← Row 23 [RS]: 8 [MC], 4 [CC], 2 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 2 [MC], 4 [CC], 8 [MC]

→ Row 24 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 25 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 26 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 27 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 28 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 29 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 30 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 31 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 32 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 33 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

→ Row 34 [WS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]

← Row 35 [RS]: 14 [MC], 1 [CC], 3 [MC], 1 [CC], 14 [MC]. Cut main color. Continue on to border.

Border & Blocking

[CC]: CH1, 1/4 turn so that you are working down the left side – *1SC in each row, (SC, CH1, SC) in corner, 1SC in each ST*. Repeat until you’ve reached starting point. 1SC in CH1 space, SLST to next ST. Tie off. Weave ends.

Wet block work by misting with water on both sides until damp, then use pins to shape.

Shape until it measures approx 8 x 8 inches.

Leave until dry. You can speed up the process if you have a little fan to run beside it.

Make sure to tag @jadedcraftscreations on Instagram or Facebook so I can see your beautiful work!

Stay cozy!

Jade

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Feel Good Mittens – A Quick & Easy Crochet Pattern

My inspiration for this pattern came from my desire to make a pair of cozy pair of mittens that were also warm enough to withstand the cold (and sometimes harsh) Canadian winters. As Canadians, we grow up learning that winter is always just a few seasons away. We have learned to adapt for this reason. We have also learned to create things that will enable us to go about our day to day lives as well as enjoy outdoor activities for the duration of this long season. I like to think that these gloves allow for both these scenarios. They promote movement, comfort and functionality. If you are pumping your gas in a snowfall, taking the dog for a walk with a friend or ambushing your family with a snowball fight, they will always be there to keep your fingers warm and hands dry. 

I asked some friends and family who I have gifted these gloves to over the years why they love them. A few of the responses that I got back were “they are comfortable”, “they are SO soft” and “they photograph well” from a goofy sibling. All of these are things I had kept in mind when creating this pattern. Some of the reasons why I have chosen to gift them are because they make great stocking stuffers. If you have a large family like I do, having a pattern that is also quick and easy to make is important as life gets a little busier heading towards the holiday season! 

The Yarn:

For this pattern we are using Bernat Blanket yarn. I LOVE this yarn! It is a deliciously soft, chenille type yarn that is most often used for baby blankets. However, it has so much versatility that it makes it a great choice for this project as it is machine washable (Mom’s favorite phrase!) as well as dryer friendly! So after a few hours outside playing in the snow with your loved ones, feel free to take them off and pop them straight into the dryer while you warm up with hot cocoa and the perfect amount of marshmallows. 

If you’ve never made a pair of mittens before, don’t worry! This beginner friendly pattern uses only single crochet and a few chains! I’ll walk you through step by step.

I’m so excited – On November 27, 2020, you can download this pattern as a free PDF on Ravelry through the Winter Fashion Blog Hop on the E’Claire Makery Blog. First, head to the E’Claire Makery Blog to get the coupon code. Then, come back to here to get the link to the pattern. The free PDF will only be available for 24 hours starting at midnight EST on the 27th.

Don’t want to wait? You can get this pattern and the 20+ other winter fashion patterns from amazing designers in one big, lovely bundle! By purchasing the bundle, you’ll be saving over 90% off the regular pattern prices!

Materials:

  • 80 yards, Super Bulky weight, ( 6 ). I used Yarnspirations Bernat Blanket Yarn, 10.5 oz/300 gm, 220 yds/201 m
  • US Size L Crochet Hook (8 mm)
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle

Skill Level:

Easy – Advanced Beginner

Gauge:

Rnd 1: 1.5 inches

Rnd 2:2 inches

Rnd 3:2.75 inches

Rnd 4: 3.25 inches

Size:

Adult Woman – I’ll show you how to add or subtract length for a custom fit.

Stitches Used:

  • CH – Chain
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 Together (SC Decrease)
  • SLST – Slip Stitch
  • ST(s) – Stitch(es)
  • SK – Skip

Notes:

  • CH1 is NOT counted as a ST.
  • Each round ends with a SLST to the 1st ST.
  • Tips to avoid gaps:

Make your SLST tight

After CH1, pull your yarn tight

Feel Good Mittens Pattern

MITTEN BODY (MAKE 2)

Rnd 1: Magic Ring – 6 SC, SLST to 1st ST. (6)

**SC over your yarn tail as you work, trim excess at the end of round.**

Rnd 2: CH1, 2SC in each ST. (12)

Rnd 3: CH1, *2SC, 1SC* Repeat until 2STS remain. 1SC next 2 ST. (18)

Rnd 4: CH1, 1SC in each ST. (18)

Rnd 5 – 12: Repeat Rnd 4. (18)

** you can customize the length if you want, just be sure to leave room for

the thumb hole round (Picture M1). If you don’t leave the extra space here, you will

have extra space at the fingertips when your mitten is complete.**

Rnd 13: (Thumb) CH1, 1SC next 2ST, CH6, SK2 STS, 1SC in each ST. (16 SC, 6 CH)

Rnd 14: CH1, 1SC in each ST including CH6. (22)

** Try to work in the ‘back bump’ of your CH. This will help to avoid gaps when we join our thumb.**

Rnd 15: 1SC in each ST. (22SC)

Rnd 16: *1SC next 2ST, SC2TOG* Repeat until 2 STS remain. 1SC next 2 sT.(17)

Rnd 17-21: 1SC in each ST. (17)

Tie off. Move on to thumb.

THUMB

Rnd 1: Join yarn with SLST to bottom right of thumb hole (Picture T1),

CH1, 1SC in same ST, 1SC next 4 ST, SC2TOG ( Picture T2), 1SC, SC2TOG, 1SC in last ST (Picture T3). (9)

**SC over your yarn tail as you work, trim excess at the end of round.**

Rnd 2-3: CH1, 1SC in each ST. (9)

Rnd 4: CH1, SC2TOG, 1SC next 3 ST, SC2TOG, 1SC next 2 ST. (7)

Rnd 5: CH1, 1SC in each ST. (7)

Rnd 6: CH1, SC2TOG, 1SC next 2 ST, SC2TOG, 1SC. (5)

Tie off. Turn your mitten inside out. Using your darning needle, weave your tail through the top of each ST on thumb and pull tight to close. Weave your ends. Repeat for second mitten.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this warm and cozy mitten pattern! At the end of every winter when you tuck them away, I hope you look forward a little more to next year; when you can pull them out as the first snowfall happens and fall in love all over again. Just like I have.  

Make sure to tag @jadedcraftscreations on Instagram or Facebook so I can see your beautiful work!

Stay cozy!

Jade

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Autumn Bliss Cowl – One Skein Wonder – Free Crochet Pattern

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” – Emily Bronte

There is something quite magical about the changing of the seasons. The vivid hues of yellow, orange, and red. The crunching of the leaves underfoot. As the the crisp fall air kisses your cheeks, you reach for your cowl and pull it up close. The Autumn Bliss Cowl is the perfect transitional piece for your fall and winter wardrobe. This textured beauty is a close fitting, collar style cowl that can be worn tall to cover your face from the elements or worn gathered around your neck for a relaxed fall vibe. Pair it with a long tunic and leggings or a jean jacket!

I wanted to design a pattern that was first and foremost, cozy. I also wanted to create something that could be made with just one skein of yarn (money saving!) and crocheted in under an hour (time saving!) so that it makes the perfect cowl for gift giving or for market prep! One skein – one hour! Yep! Who doesn’t love a quick and easy make?

Speaking of gift giving… I had the opportunity to collaborate with Kristine of Ambassador Crochet for her 30 Days of Gift Giving blog hop! There are 30 talented designers giving you a FREE PDF every day for the month of November! How wonderful is that?? On Thursday, November 5th 2020, you will be able to download the Autumn Bliss Cowl premium PDF for FREE as part of the 30 Days of Giving – Click here to find the download code and then click the button below to download from Ravelry.

Construction: This cozy cowl is crocheted bottom up, in the round and features one of of my favorite stitches – Half Double Crochet. We will use the HDC stitch a couple different ways, turning a basic stitch into the gorgeous textured ridges you see here! Half Double Crochet in the 3rd loop(3LHDC) and Half Double Crochet in the Back Loop(HDCBL). With just two repeat rounds, it makes the PERFECT Netflix and crochet project.

The Yarn: The Autumn Bliss Cowl uses just ONE skein of Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Thick & Quick. I LOVE this yarn. It’s so versatile. 80% acrylic, which makes it a dream to work with. 20% wool for a touch of warmth but its not too scratchy on the skin! They have so many modern colors to choose from, it might be hard to make only one!

Materials:

  • 100 yards, Super Bulky ( 6 ) yarn. I used 1 skein Lion Brand Yarns, Wool Ease Thick & Quick, 6 oz/170 g, 106 yd/97 m, in the ‘mustard’ colorway.
  • US Size N Crochet Hook (10mm)
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • Stitch Marker (optional)

Gauge:

7.5 stitches x 5 rows = 4″ square in HDC

Skill level:

Easy – Advanced Beginner

Sizes:

The adult size is available for free here on my blog. I’ve included a toddler size in the premium PDF to make a Mommy & Me Cowl set! You can get that HERE in my Ravelry Shop.

Stitches used:

  • CH – Chain
  • FHDC – Foundation Half Double Crochet
  • 3LHDC – Half Double Crochet in 3rd Loop
  • HDCBL – Half Double Crochet Back Loop
  • SLST – Slip Stitch

Notes:

  • At the end of each round, join with SLST to 1st ST
  • If desired, mark 1st stitch of your round for ease of counting.
  • The adult size uses one full skein of yarn. You will need additional yarn for a toddler size.

Special Stitches

3LHDC – Yarn over, insert your hook into the 3rd loop only, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops.

HDCBL – Yarn over, insert your hook into the back loop only, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops.

Autumn Bliss Cowl Pattern

Rnd 1: FHDC 50, SLST to 1st ST. (50)

or

CH51, HDC in 2nd CH from hook, HDC in each ST.

Rnd 2: CH1, 3LHDC in each ST.

Rnd 3: CH1, HDCBLO in each ST.

Rnd 4-12: Repeat Rnd 2 & 3. Ending with Rnd 2.

SLST to 1st ST. Tie off, weave ends.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this free pattern for the Autumn Bliss Cowl. Make sure to tag @jadedcraftscreations on Instagram or Facebook so I can see your beautiful work!

Mommy & Me Set - Autumn Bliss Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern
Happy Crocheting! Love Miss E. & Mama
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Scary Jack-O-Lantern Dishcloth – Free Crochet Pattern

Happy Halloween my pretties! Here’s a free tapestry crochet dishcloth pattern for you! All treat, no tricks!

Scary Jack-O-Lantern face dischloth

I love making seasonal dishcloths. It’s a quick and easy way to add a splash of the holidays in your kitchen. Plus, they make doing the dishes more fun. And with that being almost everyone’s least favorite chore, any little bit helps right?! Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I have a TON of decorations that I normally cover the house in… but if I’m being totally honest, this dishcloth is the only Halloween decorating I will be doing this year. Haha. Miss E is still a bit young to understand the concept, and we live on a secluded acreage, so we don’t get any trick or treaters. If you’re a big time decorator or have hardly any decorations at all, this scary dishcloth is for you!

The Yarn:

For this project I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton. It’s affordable, durable, and comes in a wide variety of color options. Another great substitute would be Lily Sugar & Cream.

I designed this as a Jack-O-Lantern face, so my original vision was to make it orange and black. But I think it would look great in any Halloween color combination. If made with yellow or green features and a black background, it would look like a spooky grin in the dark night!

Materials

  • Any worsted weight ( 4 ) cotton in your preferred color choices. I used less than 1 skein each of Yarnspirations BERNAT Handicrafter Cotton (1.75oz/50g, 80yds/73m) in “Hot Orange” & “Black Licorice”.
  • 4.5mm Crochet Hook (7)
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • Candy (optional)

Want a chart to follow along with this written pattern? Grab the premium PDF in my Ravelry Store!

Pattern Information

Pattern Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Finished Size: approximately 7.75″ x 7.75″

Gauge:Not important for this project.

Stitch Abbreviations (US Standard):
CH: chain
ST: stitch
SLST: slip stitch
SC: single crochet
DC: double crochet

Notes:

  • All stitches are single crochet done in the tapestry crochet technique.
  • CH’s at beginning of rows DO NOT count as a stitch.

Jack-O-Lantern Dishcloth

← Row 1 [RS]: (ORANGE) x 25


→ Row 2 [WS]: (ORANGE) x 4, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 20


← Row 3 [RS]: (ORANGE) x 4, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 3, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 11, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 4


→ Row 4 [WS]: (ORANGE) x 3, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 6, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 2, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 2, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 4

← Row 5 [RS]: (ORANGE) x 3, (BLACK) x 3, ORANGE, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 2, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 2, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 3, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 3


→ Row 6 [WS]: (ORANGE) x 2, (BLACK) x 5, ORANGE, (BLACK) x 2, ORANGE, (BLACK) x 3, ORANGE, (BLACK) x 7, (ORANGE) x 3


← Row 7 [RS]: (ORANGE) x 2, (BLACK) x 22, ORANGE

→ Row 8 [WS]: ORANGE, (BLACK) x 23, ORANGE


← Row 9 [RS]: ORANGE, (BLACK) x 6, ORANGE, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 2, (BLACK) x 3, ORANGE, (BLACK) x 2, ORANGE, (BLACK) x 4, ORANGE

→ Row 10 [WS]: ORANGE, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 2, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 3, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 4, (BLACK) x 2, ORANGE, BLACK, ORANGE, (BLACK) x 4, ORANGE


← Row 11 [RS]: ORANGE, (BLACK) x 2, ORANGE, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 4, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 12, (BLACK) x 2, ORANGE


→ Row 12 [WS]: ORANGE, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 21, BLACK, ORANGE


← Row 13 [RS]: ORANGE, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 10, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 10, BLACK, ORANGE


→ Row 14 [WS]: (ORANGE) x 11, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 11


← Row 15 [RS]: (ORANGE) x 10, (BLACK) x 5, (ORANGE) x 10


→ Row 16 [WS]: (ORANGE) x 4, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 4, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 4, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 4


← Row 17 [RS]: (ORANGE) x 3, (BLACK) x 5, (ORANGE) x 9, (BLACK) x 5, (ORANGE) x 3

→ Row 18 [WS]: (ORANGE) x 2, (BLACK) x 7, (ORANGE) x 7, (BLACK) x 7, (ORANGE) x 2


← Row 19 [RS]: (ORANGE) x 2, (BLACK) x 6, (ORANGE) x 9, (BLACK) x 6, (ORANGE) x 2

→ Row 20 [WS]: (ORANGE) x 2, (BLACK) x 5, (ORANGE) x 11, (BLACK) x 5, (ORANGE) x 2


← Row 21 [RS]: (ORANGE) x 2, (BLACK) x 4, (ORANGE) x 13, (BLACK) x 4, (ORANGE) x 2

→ Row 22 [WS]: (ORANGE) x 2, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 15, (BLACK) x 3, (ORANGE) x 2


← Row 23 [RS]: (ORANGE) x 2, (BLACK) x 2, (ORANGE) x 17, (BLACK) x 2, (ORANGE) x 2


→ Row 24 [WS]: (ORANGE) x 2, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 19, BLACK, (ORANGE) x 2


← Row 25 [RS]: (ORANGE) x 25. Do not cut yarn. Move on to border.

Border

Round 1: (Orange) CH2, 1/4 turn your work so you are working down the left side. 1SC in each row, *SC, CH2, SC* in the corner, 1SC in each ST along bottom, *SC, CH2, SC* in next corner, 1SC in each row along right side, *SC, CH2, SC* in next corner, 1SC in each ST, SLST to CH2.

Round 2: (Black) CH2, 1DC in same space, 1DC in each ST, *DC,CH1,DC* in each corner. When you’ve reached the end of this round, 1DC in same space as 1st DC, CH1, SLST to 1st DC.

Round 3: (Orange) CH1, SC in same, 1SC in each ST, 3SC in each corner. When you’ve reached the end of this round, 2SC in same space as 1st SC, SLST to 1st SC. Tie off. Weave ends.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the scary pumpkin dish cloth! If you make one, I would love to see it! Tag me on Instagram or Facebook @jadedcraftscreations or use the hashtag #jadedcraftscreations for the chance to be featured!

Have a Spook-Tacular Halloween!

Jade

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Big & Little Bows – Free Crochet Pattern

The first time I put a bow headband on my daughter, she was 4 months old. Talk about cuteness overload! Why had I not done that sooner?? A bow is now my favorite go to accessory for her! If I’m making her a handmade dress or top, I will also make a matching bow with the leftover scraps of yarn. I’m a believer that ‘bigger is better’ so I will usually choose the big bow over the little bow.

The bow pattern comes in two sizes, big & little. You can choose which bow size works best for you. Both use minimal amounts of yarn and are a quick, easy make. These would be great small items to add to your table/booth at your next show. (COVID restrictions permitting!) You’ll also learn a new stitch! Learning new things is great fun.

For the Big & Little Bows pattern I used Caron Cotton Cakes. It’s a worsted weight (4) cotton/acrylic yarn. This yarn has great stitch definition and can be washed and dried if needed. That is always a bonus when your dealing with babies/toddlers! You can also switch up your yarn to use any leftovers that you may have, just adjust your hook size accordingly.

Let’s make some bows!

Materials:

  • 10-20 yards, worsted weight (4) I used Caron Cotton Cakes (100 gm/221 yds/193 m)
  • US Size G+ Crochet Hook (4.5mm)
  • Stitch Markers (2) (If Beginner)
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • Nylon Headband or Hair Clip

Gauge:

Not super important for this project
8 stitches x 8 rows = 2″ square
Pattern used for gauge: HDSS *see special stitches*

Abbreviations:

  • CH – Chain
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • HDSS – Half-Double Slip Stitch *see special stitches*
  • SLST – Slip Stitch
  • ST(S) – Stitch(es)

Sizes:

Small Bow = approx. 3 inches long x 2 inches wide
Big Bow = approx. 4.25 inches long x 2.5 inches wide

Notes:

  • Beginning CH1 is not counted as a stitch.
  • If you are a beginner, I recommend using stitch markers to mark the 1st stitch of your rows.

Special Stitches

HDSS – Half Double Slip Stitch

Pattern Instructions

Little Bow

Row 1: CH7, HDSS in the 2nd ST from hook, HDSS in each CH.Turn. (6 HDSS)

Row 2: CH1, HDSS in each ST. Turn. (6)

Rows 3- 14:Repeat row 2. Do not turn after last row.

Continue on to edge below big bow.

Pattern Instructions

Big Bow

Row 1: CH9, HDSS in the 2nd ST from hook, HDSS in each CH.Turn. (8 HDSS)

Row 2: CH1, HDSS in each ST. Turn. (8)

Rows 3- 20: Repeat row 2. Do not turn after last row.

Edge:

CH1, 1/4 turn your work so you are working down the side,
SC in each row, 3SC in corner, SC in each ST, 3SC in corner,
SC in each row, 3SC in corner, SC in each ST, SLST to CH1.
Finish off, weave ends.

Edge: Working 1SC in each row. I’ve now made it to the first corner where I will place 3SC.

Attaching the bow to clip/headband

That’s it! Enjoy your bow! There are many ways to customize this. You can add sequins during stitching, or you can add a jewel to the front of the bow while tying attaching to your clip/headband. Have fun with it!

Little bow attached to nylon headband.
Big bow attached to alligator hair clip.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this free tutorial. I’d love to see all your beautiful bows! Tag me on Instagram/Facebook @jadedcraftscreations or use #jadedcraftscreations so I can see them!

Happy Crocheting,

Jade

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Sunny Days Bonnet

The Sunny Days Bonnet was born out of necessity. Necessity breeds invention, right?? We had a winter that would not end – and then suddenly, summer was upon us. We completely skipped over spring! And guess what? Miss. E had grown out of all her summer hats from last year. Not being able to shop due to stay home order and with the shipping delay nightmares we are experiencing… Mama needed to get creative.

Fold the wide brim back or have it out to shade their eyes from the sun.

This cute summer bonnet is a timeless, heirloom quality design that features gorgeous texture. It’s sure to be a staple in your little ones outdoor wardrobe. Miss. E uses hers every time we go out lately! It works up fairly quickly, making it the perfect last minute baby gift or fast project for your little one. I was able to whip up the 12-24 month size in under 1 1/2 hours!

Cotton is a perfect yarn for spring/summer garments. It’s lightweight yet sturdy, and holds up well to washing. I used on Caron Cotton Cakes but you can use any worsted weight cotton that you have available. Whatever yarn you choose, make sure that it’s soft for baby’s delicate skin!

This bonnet has 5 great features:

  1. It’s made from cotton, so it’s lightweight for spring and summer.
  2. A wide fold-out brim to shade the sun from little eyes.
  3. Bonnet style hat blocks wind from little ears.
  4. Tie straps keep it on.
  5. It’s washable. Very important. Kids are real messy.

Lets begin!

Pattern Difficulty: Beginner +

Finished Sizes: 0-6 Months / 6-12 Months / 12-24 Months

Yarn: Caron Cotton Cakes or any worsted weight cotton yarn (4)

You will also need: Stich markers (2) , scissors, and a tapestry needle.

Hook Size: 4.5mm (G+)

Gauge:

16.5 stitches x 12 rows = 4″ square
Pattern used for gauge:
Alternate rows HDC & HDCBLO

Stitch Abbreviations (US Standard):

  • CH: chain
  • ST: stitch
  • SLST: slip stitch
  • SC: single crochet
  • SCBLO: single crochet back loop only
  • HDC: half double crochet
  • HDCBLO: half double crochet back loop only
  • DC: double crochet
  • DEC: decrease

Notes:

  • When working in the round: SLST to 1st ST of round to join.
  • Beginning chains are NOT counted as ST
  • If you are a beginner crocheter – I recommend putting a ST marker in the 1st ST of each Round/Row. This will help you keep your stitch count even.

Special Stitch Instructions – Less bulky HDC/HDCBLO Decrease

  1. Yarn over, insert hook into first stitch and pull up a loop.
  2. **without yarning over** Insert hook into next stitch and pull up and loop.
  3. Yarn over, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Special Stitch Instructions – Loosely SLST

  1. Insert hook into stitch, yarn over.
  2. Pull up loop to match the height of loop on hook, then slip through.

Sunny Days Bonnet Pattern

We will begin with the back of the bonnet – each size is separated for this part of the pattern. Scroll until you find the size you’re looking for. When you have completed, then continue on to the bonnet & brim section.

0-6 Months

Rnd 1: Magic ring/circle. CH2, 12DC into ring. (12)

Rnd 2: CH2, 2DC in each DC . (24)

Rnd 3: CH2, *1DC in 1st ST, 2DC in next ST*. Repeat from *. (36)

Rnd 4: CH2, *1DC in next 2 ST, 2DC in next ST*. Repeat. (48)

Rnd 5: CH2, *1DC in  next 7 ST, 2DC in next ST*. Repeat.(54)

Rnd 6: CH2, 1DC in each ST. Tie off.

6-12 Months

Rnd 1: Magic ring/circle. CH2, 12DC into ring. (12)

Rnd 2: CH2, 2DC in each DC . (24)

Rnd 3: CH2, *1DC in 1st ST, 2DC in next ST*. Repeat from *. (36)

Rnd 4: CH2, *1DC in next 2 ST, 2DC in next ST*. Repeat. (48)

Rnd 5: CH2, *1DC in next 3ST, 2DC in next ST*. Repeat.(60) Tie off.

12-24 Months

Rnd 1: Magic ring/circle. CH2, 12DC into ring. (12)

Rnd 2: CH2, 2DC in each DC . (24)

Rnd 3: CH2, *1DC in 1st ST, 2DC in next ST*. Repeat from * (36)

Rnd 4: CH2, *1DC in next 2 ST, 2DC in next ST*. Repeat. (48)

Rnd 5: CH2, *1DC in next 3 ST, 2DC in next ST*. Repeat. (60)

Rnd 6: CH2, 1DC in each ST. Tie off.

Bonnet – all sizes

Row 1: SK 2 STS, join yarn in next ST with SLST to BLO. CH1, HDCBLO in same ST, HDCBLO in next 49, (55), (55) STS. Turn. (50HDC),(56HDC), (56HDC). *4 unworked STS.*

Row 2: CH1, HDC in 1st ST, HDC in each ST. Turn. (50),(56), (56)

Row 3: CH1, HDCBLO in 1st ST, HDCBLO in each ST. Turn. (50), (56), (56)

Row 4: CH1, HDC 1st ST, HDC in each ST. Turn. (50), (56), (56)

Repeat rows 3 & 4 until you have 10 rows (12rows), (14 rows). Tie off. **Place ST marker in first and last ST. This will mark the tie strap position.**

Brim – all sizes

Row 1: SK 5 STS, join yarn in next ST with SLST to BLO. CH1, HDCBLO

in same ST, HDCBLO in next 38, (45), (45) STS. Turn.

(40HDC),(46HDC), (46HDC). *5 unworked STS on each end.*

Row 2: CH1, HDC decrease in 1st 2STS, HDC in each ST until you

have 2STS remaining, HDC decrease in last 2STS. Turn. (38), (44), (44)

**see stitch tutorial for less bulky decrease.**

Row 3: CH1, HDCBLO decrease in 1st 2STS, HDCBLO in each ST until you

have 2STS remaining, HDCBLO decrease in last 2STS. Turn. (36), (42), (42)

Row 4: CH1, HDC decrease in 1st 2STS, HDC in each ST until you

have 2STS remaining, HDC decrease in last 2STS. Turn. (34), (40), (40)

Row 5: **(0-6 only)** CH1, SCBLO in 1st ST, SCBLO in each ST. (34)

Do not tie off. Continue on to edge and tie straps.

Row 5: CH1, HDCBLO decrease in 1st 2STS, HDCBLO in each ST until you

have 2STS remaining, HDCBLO decrease in last 2STS. (38), (38)

Do not tie off. Continue on to edge and tie straps.

Edge & Tie Straps

CH1, 1/4 turn your work so you are working down side of brim.

SC evenly down to last row before brim.

SCBLO in next 5 ST – your last ST will be in marked ST.

Tie Strap #1: CH45,(55),(55), loosely SLST in 2nd CH from hook, loosely SLST

in each CH, SC in same ST as 1st(marked).

SC evenly along HDC edge.

SCBLO in 4 unworked DC STS along bonnet bottom.

SC evenly along next HDC edge to marked ST.

SCBLO next 4 ST to brim.

SC along brim edge, SLST to CH1 from beginning of row.

Loosley SLST in each ST across brim of hat.

* This will help make the brim a little more sturdy**

SLST to CH1 made at beginning.

Tie off. Weave ends.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this pattern! Please tag me on FB or IG @jadedcraftscreations so I can see all your adorable bonnets. It makes my designer heart happy!

Happy stitching,

Jade

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Tulip Stitch Wash Cloth – Free Crochet Pattern

It’s been a long winter. According to the calendar it’s spring, but spring is nowhere in site around here. And with the whole world either in self isolation, quarantine lock down, or practicing social distancing, I thought we could all use a colorful pick-me-up!

As an aspiring gardener, it brings me great joy to see the first signs of spring… Tulips! Such a wonderful burst of color after the drab, dead winter. I love making wash cloths/dishcloths because they are a quick and easy project. They also make great anytime gifts…Mothers Day is coming up! This project is a great stash buster too! Use up those scraps! And really, can you ever have too many handmade dishcloths?

Lets begin!

Pattern Difficulty: Beginner

Finished Size: approx. 7 inches x 7 inches

Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton or any worsted weight cotton yarn (4)

You can use any colors you would like! Each row of tulips doesn’t take much yarn, use up those scraps! Below are some suggested colors.

  • 1 skein of Color A (White)
  • 1 skein of Color B (Green)
  • 1 skein of Color C (Yellow)
  • 1 skein of Color D (Pink)

You will also need: Scissors and tapestry needle.

Hook Size: 4.5mm (7)

Gauge: Not important for this project.

Stitch Abbreviations (US Standard):

  • CH: chain
  • ST: stitch
  • SLST: slip stitch
  • SC: single crochet
  • DC: double crochet
  • BOB: bobble stitch

Special Stitch Instructions – Bobble Stitch

1. Yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops.

2. Repeat this in the same stitch/space until you have a total of 6 loops on your hook.

3. Yarn over, pull through all 6 loops at once. Bobble complete.

Notes:

CH1 for SC rows is not counted as a stitch.

CH2 or 3 is counted as a stitch.

Tulip Wash Cloth Pattern

Row 1: Color A. CH 27, SC in 2nd CH from hook, SC in each CH. (26 SC)

Row  2 – 3: CH1, 1 SC in each ST (26 SC)

Row 4: Color B. CH3 (counts as DC + CH1), SK1, (DC, CH1, DC) into next ST, *SK2, (DC, CH1, DC) into next ST* Repeat 6 more times. SK1, DC into last ST. (8 DC,CH1, DC)

Row 5: Color C. CH3(counts as DC + CH1), make BOB into CH1 space, *CH2, BOB into CH1 space*. Repeat 6 more times. CH1, DC in last ST. (8 bobbles)

Row 6-8: CH1, SC in each ST. *For row 6 – DC into CH1 spaces* (26 SC)

Row 9: Repeat row 4.

Row 10: Color D. Repeat row 5.

Row 11-13: Repeat rows 6-8

Row 14: Repeat row 4

Row 15: Color C. Repeat row 5

Row 16-18: Repeat row 6-8. Do not cut yarn.

Edge

CH1, turn your work 1/4 turn. SC in same ST as last ST, SC evenly around the edge of you wash cloth adding (SC, CH1, SC) into each corner. SLST to CH1. Finish off. Weave your ends.

Tulip Stitch Wash Cloth

I hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet pattern. If you make one, I would love to see it! Tag me on Instagram/Facebook @jadedcraftscreations or use #jadedcraftscreations

Happy Crocheting,

Jade

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Eh? Wall Hanging – Free Crochet Pattern

Just a quick definition for my non-Canadian friends…

Eh? (ay). Canadian term for right, okay, please, maybe, thank you, how about it? Used after a statement or question. We Canadian’s often say it without even noticing. It’s just a part of our language. Like Timmy’s, Toque, and Toboggan.

With Canada day just around the corner, I was inspired to design this wall hanging. Before I learned to knit or crochet, I cross stitched. A lot. So much so, that I started designing my own patterns. After learning to crochet, it was a natural transition for me into tapestry crochet. All cross stitch patterns are pixel pictures on a graph, with each square equalling a stitch of the same colour. Then you make a few hundred (or thousand) little ‘x”s and you’ve got a stitched picture! Tapestry crochet is similar, except we will make one single crochet for each square. If you’ve never attempted tapestry crochet before, its actually quite easy! This wall hanging is made with bulky yarn, so it works up quickly.

Just a few quick notes about the pattern. 1. Normally, we dont want to see the contrast colour along the edge but for this project, it gives it a nice border without having to add one. 2. Most often, when working two strand tapestry crochet, colour B will hide behind colour A. This is not the case when using white as colour A and red as colour B. The red always peeks through, no matter how hard you try. For this pattern, we start carrying Colour B from the second row until the last row, this will help showcase the red peeking through. I find it gives it a neat tweed look.

Pattern Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Finished Size: 14 inches x 15.5 inches

Yarn: Loops and Threads Charisma or any bulky weight yarn (5)

1 skein of Colour A (White), 1 skein Colour B (Red)

You will also need: Stick or wooden dowel

Hook Size: 6.0mm (10/J)

Gauge: Not important for this project.

Stitch Abbreviations (US Standard):

  • CH: chain
  • ST: stitch
  • SLST: slip stitch
  • SC: single crochet

Notes:

  • CH1 and turn at the end of each row.
  • Chain 1 is not counted as a stitch.
  • When working right side (odd numbers) – bring contrast colour up front of work to crochet over
  • When working wrong side (even numbers) – bring contrast colour around to back to crochet over
When reading from the chart: 
1 square = 1 SC. Right side is read from right to left. Wrong side is read from left to right. Use a second piece of paper to cover the rows that you’ve already worked on so that you can easily see which row you should be working on next .

Pattern

Row 1: Right Side (White) CH 43, SC in 2nd CH from hook, 1 SC in each CH. (42 SC)

Row  2 – 3: (Start working over red yarn.) 1 SC in each ST (42 SC)

Row 4-12: 20 White SC , 2 Red SC, 20 White SC

  • Changing colours: When switching to a new colour, insert your hook into the stitch for the last stitch of Colour A and pull up a loop, then, with Colour B, yarn over and complete the stitch by pulling through both loops with Colour B.

Continue this method of changing colours through the rest of the project.

*For the sake of simplifying, I will not add SC to each number from now on.

All stitches are single crochet. W = White Stitch, R = Red Stitch

Row 13-16: 11W, 20R, 11W

Row 17: 10W, 22R, 11W

Row 18: 8W, 4R, 4W, 2R, 2W, 2R, 3W, 2R, 2W 5R, 8W

Row 19: 7W, 5R, 3W, 1R, 1W, 1R, 2W, 2R, 2W, 1R, 1W, 2R, 3W, 4R, 7W

Row 20: 6W, 5R, 2W, 3R, 1W,1R, 2W, 2R, 2W, 1R, 1W, 1R, 1W, 8R, 6W

Row 21: 5W, 12R, 2W, 3R, 2W, 4R, 3W, 6R, 5W

Row 22: 4 W, 7R, 2W, 1R, 2W, 2R, 3W, 2R, 2W, 4R, 1W, 8R, 4W

Row 23: 3W, 8R, 2W, 4R, 2W, 1R, 4W, 2R, 2W, 1R, 1W, 9R, 3W

Row 24: 2W, 11R, 3W, 3R, 6W, 5R, 2W, 8R, 2W

Row 25: 4W, 5R, 2W, 1R, 2W, 5R, 1W, 1R, 2W, 15R, 4W

Row 26: 4W, 16R, 1W, 1R, 1W, 5R, 1W, 3R, 2B, 4R, 4W

Row 27: 4W, 4R, 2W, 3R, 1W, 4R, 1W, 1R, 2W, 16R, 4W

Row 28: 3W, 18R, 1W, 1R, 1W, 5R, 1W, 2R, 2W, 5R, 3W

Row 29: 3W, 6R, 3W, 6R, 2W, 19R, 3W

Row 30: 3W, 11R, 1W, 12R, 1W, 11R, 3W

Row 31: 3W, 4R, 2W, 4R, 2W, 12R, 2W, 4R, 2W, 4R, 3W

Row 32: 3W, 2R, 4W, 3R, 3W, 12R, 3W, 3R, 4W, 2R, 3W

Row 33: 9W, 2R, 3W, 14R, 3W, 2R, 9W

Row 34-36: 14W, 14R, 14W

Row 37-38: 13W, 16R, 13W

Row 39: 13W, 3R, 1W, 8R, 1W, 3R, 13W

Row 40: 13W, 1R, 4W, 6R, 4W, 1R, 13W

Row 41: 18W, 6R, 18W

Row 42-43: 19W, 4R, 19W

Row 44-45: 20W, 2R, 20W

*Continue carrying red yarn through work*

Row 46-48: 42W Do not tie off.

Making the hanger

CH1, turn. Using both strands of yarn, make alternating colour chains until it’s long enough to fit around your stick or wooden dowel. I used 9 chains. SLST into 4th SC. Using the same alternating color chain technique, CH60. SLST in 4th from last SC, CH9, SLST in last SC. Tie off.

Insert your stick or wooden dowel. Hang with pride!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet pattern. If you make one, I would love to see it! Tag me on Instagram @jadedcraftscreations

Stitch blissfully,

Jade