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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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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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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