My very first EVER CAL (Crochet-A-Long)!

Things sure have been busy here at Jo’s Crafty Hook these last 2 months.  I got to spend time with my mom and sister from out of town; I spent time with my family at Thanksgiving; I’ve been getting things ready for Christmas; a couple of my crochet patterns were in testing; and best of all, I am getting ready for my very first EVER CAL (Crochet-A-Long)!

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my very first EVER CAL  (Crochet-A-Long)!
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That is right, I will be hosting my very first Crochet-A-Long!  For those of you who don’t know what a CAL is, it is an event where a large group of people all work on certain parts of a crochet pattern at the same time. It is usually held inside a Facebook Group.  A CAL can last anywhere from 5 days to 4 weeks.  Each CAL is different and depends on the designer but there could be videos of step by step instructions, daily posts, giveaways, progress pics, and even grand prizes!

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Because I joined the Facebook Group Crochet-A-Long with Us I will be having my very first EVER CAL and it will be held January 25, 2019!  My CAL will last 10 days.  I have decided which crochet pattern I am using, it is my Wrapped In Love Set!  The Wrapped In Love Set CAL will be happening right in time for  Valentine’s Day.  Therefore, you can join me and crochet the set to have for the holiday!  You could even crochet the set and have it completed in time to give to a loved one!


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The Wrapped in Love Set crochet pattern is for a Hat and a Cowl in 3 different sizes.  The sizes include a Child size, a Women’s size, and a Men’s size.  The set was originally designed in October 2018 for recognition of Cancer Awareness Month.  You can read more about that here.

my very first EVER CAL  (Crochet-A-Long)!
Wrapped In Love Set Crochet Pattern

How did you get to host your own CAL you ask?  Because Tasha Reynolds, of Stardust Gold Crochet approached me and 19 other crochet designers from around the world and created a Facebook Group called Crochet-A-Long with Us!  YOU can learn more about it, join if interested, and find it here.  Tasha Reynolds has also put together ALL of the 20 designers and their designs in her very own blog post, which you can find here.  This Facebook Group has some of the best up and coming crochet designers from around the world, including ME!

For those of you who do know me you know this is a HUGE experience for me!  Yes, I have been crocheting for 20+ years, but I’ve only been designing my own crochet patterns since April of this year!  Being asked to join the Crochet-A-Long with Us Facebook Group and having my crochet designs linked with 19 other designers from around the world is something I never even dreamed about!  So I got to tell ya………I am blown away and EXCITED!!!

When I started my business in January 2018 all I wanted to do was sell the the Handmade Crocheted Creations I had made using free crochet patterns from other designers.  I never even thought about creating or designing my own crochet patterns.  Well how did you get started, you ask?  A friend seen one of the sweaters I had crocheted and loved it!  But she wanted me to adjust the fit for her.  So long story short, I adjusted the sweater, and both of us LOVED the way it came out!

After that I decided to try my hand at designing.  I wanted to make a sweater with different yarn.  2 tries later and a lot of trials and errors, the Little Black Vest, the Tulip Sweater Vest and Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs were born!  The Little Black Vest is on Sale for $30 at my Etsy Shop.  The Tulip Sweater Vest crochet pattern can be found on my website for free or purchase the Ad Free PDF version here from the Ravelry Store.


So, after hearing all of this are YOU interested in learning more about our new Facebook Group??  Would you like to learn more about Crochet-A-Long with Us?? the 19 other crochet designers from around the world??  Are you interested in joining me on January 25, 2019 for my VERY first CAL??  Well you can do BOTH by stopping by and joining our Facebook Group Crochet-A-Long with Us here!

my very first EVER CAL  (Crochet-A-Long)!
Crochet-A-Long with Us

I’d like to thank you for stopping by my website.  Stop by the Facebook Group Crochet-A-Long with Us and I REALLY hope you stop by on January 25, 2019 and join me in my very first EVER CAL!

Also, be sure to stop by my Facebook Page Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs.   I will be posting updates and more about my Wrapped In Love Set CAL as we get closer to the start date of January 25, 2019.  Join me right before Valentine’s Day and crochet the Wrapped In Love Set for someone YOU love!

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Mini Stocking Ornament Crochet Pattern

Well Thanksgiving is over and the weather has gotten cold here in North East Ohio.  With the winter holidays a couple of weeks away and more craft shows ahead I thought I would share with you a new crochet pattern I designed.  I created and designed the Mini Stocking Ornament crochet pattern. I looked for some patterns on Pinterest, but I didn’t find quite what I was looking for, so I got out some yarn and worked at it until I got it just right.

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Mini Stocking Ornament Crochet Pattern
Mini Stockings

Materials
US Hook G/4.50 mm
20 yards of #4 Red or Green Worsted Weight Yarn
5 yards of #4 White Worsted Weight Yarn
Stitch Marker
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Size:
4” Height

Abbreviations:
CH = Chain
SS = Slip Stitch
SC = Single Crochet
SC2TOG instructions on YouTube here.

Notes:
In this pattern you will be going around the chain, in the top and bottom part of the chain.  If you need help here are some instructions from YouTube.
MC = Main Color
CC= Contrast Color
SC2TOG instructions from YouTube here.
RSC = Reverse Single Crochet instructions from YouTube here.

Notes:

  • In this pattern you will be going around the chain, in the top and bottom part of the chain.  If you need help here are some instructions from YouTube.
  • At the end of each Round there won’t be a Join.  This is where the Stitch Marker will come in handy.
  • Red is the MC and White is CC.
  • On Round 16 there are 3 options on how to finish the top of the stocking.  Try them all and see which one you prefer.


Mini Stocking Ornament

With MC Chain 10

You will be going around the chain.

R1:  Put 2 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the next 7 sc, add 2 sc in the last st.  Turn the chain upside down and add 2 more sc in the same st, sc in the next 7 sc, and add 2 sc in the underside of the 1st chain.  (22 sc)

Mini Stocking Ornaments Crochet Pattern
Going around the chain

R2-R3:  sc in the 1st sc made in the previous row and place your stitch marker in that sc.  sc in the next 21 sc.  (22 sc)

Mini Stocking Ornament Crochet Pattern
Round 2-Round 3

R4:  sc in the 1st sc made in the previous row and place your stitch marker in that sc.  sc in the next 7 st, sc2tog 3 times, sc in the next 8 st.  (16 sc + 3 sctog)

R5:  sc in the 1st sc made in the previous row and place your stitch marker in that sc.  Sc in the next 7 st, sc2tog 2 times, sc in the next 7 st.  (15 sc + 2 sc2tog)

R6:  sc in the 1st sc made in the previous row and place your stitch marker in that sc.  Sc in the next 7 st, sc2tog time, sc in the next 7 st.  (15 sc + 1 sc2tog)

R7-R14:  sc in the 1st sc made in the previous row and place your stitch marker in that sc.  Sc in the next 15 st.  (16 sc)

Mini Stocking Ornament Crochet Pattern
R1-R14

At the end of Round 14 ss in the 1st sc made of Round 14 and join.  Fasten Off and change color.


R15:  Attach White yarn at the back side of the Stocking.  Sc around.  ss in 1st st to join.  (16 sc)

Option 1 for R16:  ch 1, sc 2 times in the same st and in each stitch around. SS in 1st st to join.   (32 sc)

Option 2 for R16: ch 1, reverse sc in the same stitch and each st around.  (16 rsc)  As you can see my pattern testers LOVED the Reverse Single Crochet!

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Option 3 for R16:  Turn, ch 1, sc 2 times in the same st and in each stitch around.  (32 sc) ss in 1st st to join.
R17:  Turn, ch 1, sc in the same st and in each st around.  (32 sc) Ss in 1st st to join. Fasten off. These 2 rounds created a cuff that you can fold down, if you prefer.

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(Optional)  Finishing Stocking:
Here you will be making your “Loop” that you use to attach the ornament to the tree or whatever you will be hanging it from.  I chained 5 which makes a small “Loop” for me to attach the mini stocking ornament to my tree but you can chain as many as you like.

After you join on Round 16 ch 1, sc in same st, ch 5, and sc in same st.

Fasten off and weave in loose ends with Tapestry Needle.

Congratulations!  You now have a 4 inch Mini Stocking Ornament.

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There are SO many things you can do with these mini stocking ornaments!  You can crochet more and hang them from your tree.  You can crochet more and connect them creating a garland.  You can crochet more and use them to hold tiny gifts for your loved ones!  You can give them as a gift!  The list goes on and on!

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  • I would like to wish my pattern testers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Without them I would not have gotten as far as I have with my free crochet patterns listed on my website.  Thank you ALL for supporting me and enduring all of the “number” of mistakes!  lol
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  • If you have any questions or concerns about the Mini Stocking Ornament Crochet Pattern or any other pattern please email me at jo@joscraftyhook.com.  You will find my other crochet patterns here at my website.  I just posted a couple of my new crochet pattern designs.  They are the Tulip Sweater Vest Crochet Pattern and the Sharon Bag Crochet Patterns!
  • You are free to sell or gift the Mini Stocking Ornaments you make.   If you sell them please reference me as the designer and where you found the Mini Stocking Ornament Crochet Pattern.  If they would like to crochet the pattern themselves, please refer them back to my here website.
  • If you would like to purchase ad free pdf versions of any of my patterns, visit my Etsy Shop Items here at my website.  Every purchase of my patterns helps!  The money earned allows me to buy more yarn so I can create and design more Handmade Crocheted Creations and crochet patterns for you to enjoy.
  • I would LOVE to see your version of my Mini Stocking Ornaments!  You can “Hook It” at my Ravelry Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs here.  Pictures, Comments, Feedback are ALWAYS welcome below!  You can also share them at my Facebook Page Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs here!
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Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern

Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern
Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs

Today’s post is all about the new design I have created and sharing it with your for FREE!  This post is titled “Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern” because YES, I am sharing it with you for FREE!

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I designed the Tulip Sweater Vest earlier this year and I finally got it tested and uploaded to my Etsy Shop and my Ravelry Store!

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Tulip Stitch Sweater Vest Crochet Pattern

Materials Needed

  • F 3.75 mm Crochet Hook
  • Light Weight #3 yarn  (1200-2000 yards)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle

Stitches Used/Abbreviations

  • DC – Double Crochet
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • CH – Chain
  • Join – Slip Stitch to first st made

Special Stitches

  • Beginning Shell = dc in 4th ch from hook, 2 dc, ch 2, 1 dc all in the same stitch as 1st dc
  • Shell = 3 dc, ch 2, 1 dc all in the same stitch

Gauge

  • 2” = 2 Shells x 4 Rows

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Ch 20.

R1:   [dc in 4th ch from hook, 2 dc, ch 2, dc all in the same stitch as 1st dc (Beg Shell made)] Skip 3 stitches 3dc ch 2, dc all in same stitch (Shell made). *skip 3 st, Shell in next st* Repeat from * to * 1 more time.

R2-R5:  turn, Beg Shell, * skip 4 st, Shell in next st.*. Repeat from * to * 2 more times.

Pattern Notes

Pattern is written in U.S. Crochet Terms.

Beginning chain 3 does count as a stitch.

The Sweater Vest is crocheted as 1 Panel.  

This pattern is worked from the bottom up.  

In the pattern I broke each section of the panel down so you can get an idea of what the Tulip Stitch Vest will look like once the back and front sections are sewn together.

Size XS S M L XL 2X 3X 4X 5X
To fit Bust (in): 28-31 32-35 36-39 40-43 44-47 48-51 52-55 56-59 60-62
Armhole Up (in): 3×17 4×18 5×19 6×20 7×21 8×22 9×23 10×24 11×25
Panel Width 37” 38” 39” 40” 41” 42” 43” 44” 45”
Panel Height 22” 23” 24” 25” 26” 27” 28” 29” 30”
Est. Yardage 900 910 920 930 940 950 960 970 980
DK Paintbox Yarn 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 6.5


Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern

Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern
Tulip Sweater Vest

XSmall

Chain 164 turn

Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern

Bottom of Sweater

R1:  [dc in 4th ch from hook, 2 dc, ch 2, dc all in the same stitch as 1st dc (Beg Shell made)] [skip 3 st, 3dc, ch 2, dc (Shell made)] *skip 3 st, Shell* repeat  from * to * across (1 Beg Shell, 40 Shells)

R2-R37:  turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row, *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.* Repeat from * to * across. (1 Beg Shell, 40 Shells)

First Armhole

R38-R46: turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row, *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.* Repeat from * to * 5 times.  (1 Beg Shell, 6 Shells)

R47:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (35 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten off.

Back Section

R1:  Skip 4 Shells from 1st Armhole, slip stitch in the ch 2 of the 5th Shell, Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 16 times. Leave remaining Shells unworked.  (1 Beg Shell, 18 Shell)

R2-R9:  Beg Shell, *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.*  Repeat from * to * 16 more times. (1 Beg Shell, 18 Shell) Leave Remaining Shells unworked.

R10:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end. (114 dc)  Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten Off.

Second Armhole

R1:  Skip 4 Shells from  Back Section, slip stitch in the ch 2 of the 5th Shell, Beg Shell  *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 5 times.  (1 Beg Shell, 6 Shells)

R2-9:  Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 5 times.  (1 Beg Shell, 6 Shells)

R10:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (35 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.  Fasten Off. Use Tapestry Needle to Weave in Ends.

Edging

Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern
Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs

First Shoulder & Second Shoulder

Fold in the front panels from the Arm Hole.  Line them up to the back. Whip Stitch together the front and back panels from the arm holes to chest.  Fasten off.

Use Tapestry Needle and weave in any loose ends.

Sleeves

I left my Sleeves undone.  I LOVE the look of them with the Tulip Stitches leaving little Scallops.  IF you would like to add Sleeves, follow these instructions.

Join with sl st to bottom of arm hole in ch 2 space of Shell.

   

R1: ch 1, sc in same st, *sc in the next 4 dc, 1 sc in ch 2 sp.*  Repeat from * to * along the bottom of Armhole. 2 sc in the end row along the side of the Armhole, sc in dc, sc in dc.*  Repeat from * to * in the remainder of the end rows. Join in 1st sc.

R2: Beg Shell in same st as join,  *skip 3 st, Shell in next st.* * Repeat from * to * around.  

R3-R6:    Slip st in top of ch 3 and in the next 3 st, ch 3 and turn.  Beg Shell in same st as join, skip the next 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell from previous row.*  Repeat from * to * around.

Repeat R1-R6  in the 2nd Armhole.   

Finish off & weave in ends

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Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern
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Chain 171 turn

Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern

Bottom of Sweater

R1:  [dc in 4th ch from hook, 2 dc, ch 2, dc all in the same st as 1st dc (Beg Shell made)] [skip 3 st, 3dc, ch 2, dc (Shell made)] *skip 3 st, Shell* repeat  from * to * across (1 Beg Shell, 40 Shells)

R2-R38:  turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row, *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.* Repeat from * to * across. (1 Beg Shell, 40 Shells)

First Armhole

R39-R48: turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row, *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.* Repeat from * to *  5 times. (1 Beg Shell, 6 Shells)

R49:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (42 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten off.

Back Section

R1:   Skip 4 Shells from 1st Armhole, slip stitch in the ch 2 of the 5th Shell, Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 18 times. Leave remaining Shells unworked.  (1 Beg Shell, 19 Shell)

R2-R10:  Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 18 times. Leave remaining Shells unworked.  (1 Beg Shell, 19 Shell)

R11:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (120 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten Off.

Second Armhole

R1:  Skip 4 Shells from Back Section, slip stitch in the ch 2 of the 5th Shell, Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 5 times.

R2-R10: Turn.  Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 5 times.

R11:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (42 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.  

Fasten Off.  Use Tapestry Needle to Weave in Ends

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Edging

Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern
Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs

First Shoulder

Fold in the front panels from the Arm Hole.  Line them up to the back. Whip Stitch together the front and back panels from the arm holes to chest.  Fasten off.

Second Shoulder

Fold in the second front panel from the Armhole to the Front.  Line them up to the back. Whip Stitch together the front and back panels from the arm holes to chest.  Fasten off.

Use Tapestry Needle and weave in any loose ends.

Sleeves

I left my Sleeves undone.  I LOVE the look of them with the Tulip Stitches leaving little Scallops.  IF you would like to add Sleeves, follow these instructions.

Join with sl st to bottom of arm hole in ch 2 space of Shell.

R1: ch 1, sc in same st, sc evenly around.  Join in 1st sc.

R2:  Beg Shell in 1st sc of previous row. *Skip 2 st, Shell in next st.*  Repeat from * to * around. Join in ch 3 of Beg Shell.

R3:  turn.  ss to ch 2 sp of last Shell made in previous row.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp, *Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.*  Repeat from * to * around.

R4-R6:  turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp, *Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.*  Repeat from * to * around.

Repeat R1-R6  in the 2nd Armhole.   

Finish off & weave in ends


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Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern
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Medium

Chain 172 turn

Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern

Bottom of Vest

R1:  [dc in 4th ch from hook, 2 dc, ch 2, dc all in the same st as 1st dc (Beg Shell made)] [skip 3 st, 3dc, ch 2, dc (Shell made)] *skip 3 st, Shell* repeat  from * to * across (1 Beg Shell, 42 Shells)

R2-R39:  turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row, *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.* Repeat from * to * across. (1 Beg Shell, 42 Shells)

First Armhole

R40-R50: turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row, *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.* Repeat from * to *  5 times. (1 Beg Shell, 6 Shells)

R51:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (42 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten off.

Back Section

R1:  Skip 4 Shells from 1st Armhole, ss in the ch 2 of the 5th Shell, Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 19 times. Leave remaining Shells unworked.  (1 Beg Shell, 20 Shell)

R2-R11:  Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 19 times. Leave remaining Shells unworked.  (1 Beg Shell, 20 Shell)

R12:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (126 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten Off.

Second Armhole

R1:  Skip 4 Shells from Back Section, ss in the ch 2 of the 5th Shell, Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 5 times.

R2-R11:  Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 5 times.

R12:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (42 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.  

Fasten Off.  Use Tapestry Needle to Weave in Ends.

Edging

Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern
Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs

First Shoulder

Fold in the front panels from the Arm Hole.  Line them up to the back. Whip Stitch together the front and back panels from the arm holes to chest.  Fasten off.

Second Shoulder

Fold in the second front panel from the Armhole to the Front.  Line them up to the back. Whip Stitch together the front and back panels from the arm holes to chest.  Fasten off.

Use Tapestry Needle and weave in any loose ends.

Sleeves

I left my Sleeves undone.  I LOVE the look of them with the Tulip Stitches leaving little Scallops.  IF you would like to add Sleeves, follow these instructions.

Join with sl st to bottom of arm hole in ch 2 space of Shell.

R1: ch 1, sc in same st, sc evenly around.  Join in 1st sc.

R2:  Beg Shell in 1st sc of previous row. *Skip 2 st, Shell in next st.*  Repeat from * to * around. Join in ch 3 of Beg Shell.

R3:  turn.  ss to ch 2 sp of last Shell made in previous row.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp, *Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.*  Repeat from * to * around.

R4-R6:  turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp, *Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.*  Repeat from * to * around.

Repeat R1-R6  in the 2nd Armhole.   

Finish off & weave in ends


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Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern
Large

Large

Chain 176 turn

Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern

First Front Section

R1:  dc in 4th ch from hook, 2 dc, ch 2, dc all in the same st as 1st dc (Beg Shell made)] [skip 3 st, 3dc, ch 2, dc (Shell made)] *skip 3 st, Shell* repeat  from * to * across (1 Beg Shell, 43 Shells)

R2-R40:  turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row, *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.* Repeat from * to * across. (1 Beg Shell, 43 Shells)

First Armhole

R41-R52: turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row, *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.* Repeat from * to * 5  times. Leave the remaining stitches unworked. (1 Beg Shell, 6 Shells)

R53:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (35 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten off.

Back Section

R1:  Skip 4 Shells from 1st Armhole, ss in the ch 2 of the 5th Shell, Beg Shell  *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 19 times. Leave remaining stitches unworked.  (1 Beg Shell, 21 Shell)

R2-R12: Turn.   Beg Shell  *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 19 times. Leave remaining stitches unworked.  (1 Beg Shell, 21 Shell)

R13:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (132 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten Off.

Second Armhole

R1:  Skip 4 Shells from Back Section, ss in the ch 2 of the 5th Shell, Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 5 times.

R2-R12: Turn.   Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 5 times.

R13:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (35 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten Off.  Use Tapestry Needle to Weave in Ends.

Edging

Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern
Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs

First Shoulder

Fold in the front panels from the Arm Hole.  Line them up to the back. Whip Stitch together the front and back panels from the arm holes to chest.  Fasten off.

Second Shoulder

Fold in the second front panel from the Armhole to the Front.  Line them up to the back. Whip Stitch together the front and back panels from the arm holes to chest.  Fasten off.

Use Tapestry Needle and weave in any loose ends.

Sleeves

I left my Sleeves undone.  I LOVE the look of them with the Tulip Stitches leaving little Scallops.  IF you would like to add Sleeves, follow these instructions.

Join with sl st to bottom of arm hole in ch 2 space of Shell.

R1: ch 1, sc in same st, sc evenly around.  Join in 1st sc.

R2:  Beg Shell in 1st sc of previous row. *Skip 2 st, Shell in next st.*  Repeat from * to * around. Join in ch 3 of Beg Shell.

R3:  turn.  ss to ch 2 sp of last Shell made in previous row.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp, *Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.*  Repeat from * to * around.

R4-R6:  turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp, *Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.*  Repeat from * to * around.

Repeat R1-R6  in the 2nd Armhole.   

Finish off & weave in ends


Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern

XLarge

Chain 180 turn

Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern

Bottom of Sweater

R1:  [dc in 4th ch from hook, 2 dc, ch 2, dc all in the same st as 1st dc (Beg Shell made)] [skip 3 st, 3dc, ch 2, dc (Shell made)] *skip 3 st, Shell* repeat  from * to * across (1 Beg Shell, 45 Shells)

R2-R41:  turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row, *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.* Repeat from * to * across. (1 Beg Shell, 45 Shells)

First Armhole

R41-R53: turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row, *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.* Repeat from * to * 6  times. Leave the remaining stitches unworked. (1 Beg Shell, 7 Shells)

R54:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (48 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten off.

Back Section

R1:  Skip 4 Shells from 1st Armhole, ss in the ch 2 of the 5th Shell, Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 20 times. Leave remaining stitches unworked.  (1 Beg Shell, 21 Shell)

R2-R13:  Turn.  Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 20 times. Leave remaining stitches unworked.  (1 Beg Shell, 21 Shell)

R14:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (132 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten Off.

Second Armhole

R1: Skip 4 Shells from Back Section, ss in the ch 2 of the 5th Shell, Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * across.  

R2-13:  Turn. Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * across.  

R14:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (48 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten Off.  Use Tapestry Needle to Weave in Ends.

Edging

Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern
Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs

First Shoulder

Fold in the front panels from the Arm Hole.  Line them up to the back. Whip Stitch together the front and back panels from the arm holes to chest.  Fasten off.

Second Shoulder

Fold in the second front panel from the Armhole to the Front.  Line them up to the back. Whip Stitch together the front and back panels from the arm holes to chest.  Fasten off.

Use Tapestry Needle and weave in any loose ends.

Sleeves

I left my Sleeves undone.  I LOVE the look of them with the Tulip Stitches leaving little Scallops.  IF you would like to add Sleeves, follow these instructions.

Join with sl st to bottom of arm hole in ch 2 space of Shell.

R1: ch 1, sc in same st, sc evenly around.  Join in 1st sc.

R2:  Beg Shell in 1st sc of previous row. *Skip 2 st, Shell in next st.*  Repeat from * to * around. Join in ch 3 of Beg Shell.

R3:  turn.  ss to ch 2 sp of last Shell made in previous row.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp, *Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.*  Repeat from * to * around.

R4-R6:  turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp, *Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.*  Repeat from * to * around.

Repeat R1-R6  in the 2nd Armhole.   

Finish off & weave in ends


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Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern
2X Large

2X Large

Chain 192 turn

Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern

Bottom of Sweater

R1:  [dc in 4th ch from hook, 2 dc, ch 2, dc all in the same st as 1st dc (Beg Shell made)] [skip 3 st, 3dc, ch 2, dc (Shell made)] *skip 3 st, Shell* repeat  from * to * across (1 Beg Shell, 47 Shells)

R2-R42:  turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row, *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.* Repeat from * to * across. (1 Beg Shell, 47 Shells)

First Armhole

R43-R56: turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row, *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.* Repeat from * to * 6  times. Leave the remaining stitches unworked. (1 Beg Shell, 7 Shells)

R57:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (48 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten off.

Back Section

R1:  Skip 5 Shells from 1st Armhole, ss in the ch 2 of the 6th Shell, Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 20 times. Leave remaining stitches unworked.  (1 Beg Shell, 21 Shell)

R2-14:  Turn.  Beg Shell, *skip 4 st., Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.*  Repeat from * to * 20 times. (22 Shells)

R15:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (132 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten Off.

Second Armhole

R1:  Skip 5 Shells from Back Section, ss in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row, Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.* Repeat from * to * 6 more times. Leave the remaining stitches unworked.  (1 Beg Shell, 7 Shells)

R2-14:  Turn.  Beg Shell, *skip 4 st., Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.*  Repeat from * to * 6 times. (1 Beg Shell, 7 Shells)

R15:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (48 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten Off.  Use Tapestry Needle and Weave in Ends.

Edging

Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern
Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs

First Shoulder

Fold in the front panels from the Arm Hole.  Line them up to the back. Whip Stitch together the front and back panels from the arm holes to chest.  Fasten off.

Second Shoulder

Fold in the second front panel from the Armhole to the Front.  Line them up to the back. Whip Stitch together the front and back panels from the arm holes to chest.  Fasten off.

Use Tapestry Needle and weave in any loose ends.

Sleeves

I left my Sleeves undone.  I LOVE the look of them with the Tulip Stitches leaving little Scallops.  IF you would like to add Sleeves, follow these instructions.

Join with sl st to bottom of arm hole in ch 2 space of Shell.

R1: ch 1, sc in same st, sc evenly around.  Join in 1st sc.

R2:  Beg Shell in 1st sc of previous row. *Skip 2 st, Shell in next st.*  Repeat from * to * around. Join in ch 3 of Beg Shell.

R3:  turn.  ss to ch 2 sp of last Shell made in previous row.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp, *Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.*  Repeat from * to * around.

R4-R6:  turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp, *Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.*  Repeat from * to * around.

Repeat R1-R6  in the 2nd Armhole.   

Finish off & weave in ends


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Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern
2X Large

3X Large

Chain 200 turn

Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern

Bottom of Sweater

R1:  [dc in 4th ch from hook, 2 dc, ch 2, dc all in the same st as 1st dc (Beg Shell made)] [skip 3 st, 3dc, ch 2, dc (Shell made)] *skip 3 st, Shell* repeat  from * to * across (1 Beg Shell, 49 Shells)

R2-R43:  turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row, *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.* Repeat from * to * across. (1 Beg Shell, 49 Shells)

First Armhole

R44-R58: turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row, *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.* Repeat from * to * 6  times. Leave the remaining stitches unworked. (1 Beg Shell, 7 Shells)

R59:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (48 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten off.

Back Section

R1:  Skip 5 Shells from 1st Armhole, ss  in the ch 2 of the 6th Shell, Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 20 times. Leave remaining stitches unworked.  (1 Beg Shell, 23 Shell)

R2-15:  Turn, ss in the ch 2 of the 6th Shell, Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 20 times. Leave remaining stitches unworked.  (1 Beg Shell, 23 Shell)

R16:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (144 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten Off.

Second Armhole

R1:  Skip 5 Shells from Back Section, Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * across.  

R2-15:    ss in the ch 2 of the 5th Shell, Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * across.  

R16:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (48 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten off.  Use Tapestry Needle to weave in ends.

Edging

Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern
Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs

 First Armhole

Fold in the front panels from the Arm Hole.  Line them up to the back. Whip Stitch together the front and back panels from the arm holes to chest.  Fasten off.

Second Armhole

Fold in the second front panel from the Armhole to the Front.  Line them up to the back. Whip Stitch together the front and back panels from the arm holes to chest.  Fasten off.

Use Tapestry Needle and weave in any loose ends.

Sleeves

I left my Sleeves undone.  I LOVE the look of them with the Tulip Stitches leaving little Scallops.  IF you would like to add Sleeves, follow these instructions.

Join with sl st to bottom of arm hole in ch 2 space of Shell.

R1: ch 1, sc in same st, sc evenly around.  Join in 1st sc.

R2:  Beg Shell in 1st sc of previous row. *Skip 2 st, Shell in next st.*  Repeat from * to * around. Join in ch 3 of Beg Shell.

R3:  turn.  ss to ch 2 sp of last Shell made in previous row.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp, *Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.*  Repeat from * to * around.

R4-R6:  turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp, *Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.*  Repeat from * to * around.

Repeat R1-R6  in the 2nd Armhole.   

Finish off & weave in ends


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4X Large

Chain 208 turn

Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern

Bottom of Sweater

R1:  [dc in 4th ch from hook, 2 dc, ch 2, dc all in the same st as 1st dc (Beg Shell made)] [skip 3 st, 3dc, ch 2, dc (Shell made)] *skip 3 st, Shell* repeat  from * to * across (1 Beg Shell, 51 Shells)

R2-R44:  turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row, *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.* Repeat from * to * across. (1 Beg Shell, 51 Shells)

First Armhole

R45-R60: turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row, *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.* Repeat from * to * 6  times. Leave the remaining stitches unworked. (1 Beg Shell, 8 Shells)

R61:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (40 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten off.

Back Section

R1:  Skip 6 Shells from 1st Armhole, ss in the ch 2 sp of the 7th Shell, Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 22 times. Leave remaining stitches unworked.  (1 Beg Shell, 23 Shell)

R2-16: Turn.  Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 22 times. Leave remaining stitches unworked.  (1 Beg Shell, 23 Shell)

R17:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (110 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten Off.

Second Armhole

R1:  Skip 6 Shells from Back Section,  ss in the ch 2 of the 7th Shell, Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * across.  

R2-R16:  Turn.  Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * across.  

R17:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (40 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.  

Fasten off.  Use Tapestry Needle to Weave in Ends.

Edging

Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern
Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs

First Shoulder

Fold in the front panels from the Arm Hole.  Line them up to the back. Whip Stitch together the front and back panels from the arm holes to chest.  Fasten off.

Second Shoulder

Fold in the second front panel from the Armhole to the Front.  Line them up to the back. Whip Stitch together the front and back panels from the arm holes to chest.  Fasten off.

Use Tapestry Needle and weave in any loose ends.

Sleeves

I left my Sleeves undone.  I LOVE the look of them with the Tulip Stitches leaving little Scallops.  IF you would like to add Sleeves, follow these instructions.

Join with sl st to bottom of arm hole in ch 2 space of Shell.

R1: ch 1, sc in same st, sc evenly around.  Join in 1st sc.

R2:  Beg Shell in 1st sc of previous row. *Skip 2 st, Shell in next st.*  Repeat from * to * around. Join in ch 3 of Beg Shell.

R3:  turn.  ss to ch 2 sp of last Shell made in previous row.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp, *Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.*  Repeat from * to * around.

R4-R6:  turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp, *Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.*  Repeat from * to * around.

Repeat R1-R6  in the 2nd Armhole.   

Finish off & weave in ends

5X Large

Chain 216 turn

Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern

Bottom of Sweater

R1:  [dc in 4th ch from hook, 2 dc, ch 2, dc all in the same st as 1st dc (Beg Shell made)] [skip 3 st, 3dc, ch 2, dc (Shell made)] *skip 3 st, Shell* repeat  from * to * across (1 Beg Shell, 53 Shells)

R2-R45:  turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row, *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.* Repeat from * to * across. (1 Beg Shell, 53 Shells)

First Armhole

R46-R62: turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row, *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.* Repeat from * to * 6  times. Leave the remaining stitches unworked. (1 Beg Shell, 8 Shells)

R63:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (54 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten off.

Back Section

R1:  Skip 6 Shells from 1st Armhole, ss in the ch 2 of the 7th Shell, Beg Shell  *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 20 times. Leave remaining stitches unworked.  (1 Beg Shell, 23 Shell)

R2-R17:  Turn. Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * 20 times. Leave remaining stitches unworked.  (1 Beg Shell, 23 Shell)

R18:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (144 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Fasten Off.

Second Armhole

R1: Skip 6 Shells from Back Section, ss in the ch 2 of the 7th Shell, Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * across.  

R2-R17:  Turn.  Beg Shell *skip 4 st, Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row. * Repeat from * to * across.  

R18:  turn. Ch 3, dc in each st across to end.  (54 dc) Note: There are a total of 6 stitches in each Shell.

Edging

Tulip Sweater Vest Free Crochet Pattern
Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs

First Shoulder

Fold in the front panels from the Arm Hole.  Line them up to the back. Whip Stitch together the front and back panels from the arm holes to chest.  Fasten off.

Second Shoulder

Fold in the second front panel from the Armhole to the Front.  Line them up to the back. Whip Stitch together the front and back panels from the arm holes to chest.  Fasten off.

Use Tapestry Needle and weave in any loose ends.

Sleeves

I left my Sleeves undone.  I LOVE the look of them with the Tulip Stitches leaving little Scallops.  IF you would like to add Sleeves, follow these instructions.

Join with sl st to bottom of arm hole in ch 2 space of Shell.

R1: ch 1, sc in same st, sc evenly around.  Join in 1st sc.

R2:  Beg Shell in 1st sc of previous row. *Skip 2 st, Shell in next st.*  Repeat from * to * around. Join in ch 3 of Beg Shell.

R3:  turn.  ss to ch 2 sp of last Shell made in previous row.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp, *Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.*  Repeat from * to * around.

R4-R6:  turn.  Beg Shell in ch 2 sp, *Shell in ch 2 sp of Shell in previous row.*  Repeat from * to * around.

Repeat R1-R6  in the 2nd Armhole.   

Finish off & weave in ends

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This pattern has been tested by experienced crocheters.  I thank each one of them for their time and devotion to testing my Tulip Sweater Vest crochet pattern!  Thank you Kelly Vicchione, Nichole Tanner, Tambra Nalley, Amanda Corniello, and Cassandra Hillary!

From the Designer:

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Sharon Bag Crochet Patterns

Sharon Bag Crochet Pattern
Sharon Bags

Things are starting to cool down here in my neck of the woods.  It is time to start breaking out the thicker, bulkier yarns that have been waiting in my cupboard for a couple of months.  In today’s post I am going to share with you my Sharon Bag Crochet Patterns.  It is my very first time sharing a FREE crochet pattern on my website!

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The Sharon Bag is named after my mom, Sharon.  She bought a new iPad and asked me to make her something she could carry it around in.  Therefore the Sharon Bag was created.

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In this post, not only are you getting the 1 free crochet pattern of the Sharon Bag, but 2 free crochet patterns in one!  I designed 2 versions of the Sharon Bag  because some people don’t have a protective case around their tablet like I do, so I made a smaller version for those of you who have smaller tablets or just want a smaller bag.

By no means is the Sharon Bag just for electronic tablets.  The Sharon Bag can be used as a Purse, a Makeup Bag, a Phone Bag, and can be used many other ways.  You can accessorize the Sharon Bag as well.  You can add a button, a magnetic closure, a shoulder strap, and more!

Now that all of that has been said, here is version 1, which is the Large version of the Sharon Bag.  I shipped this version to my mom and she says it’s a GREAT fit!  If you have never done Braid stitches or Cable stitches, there are great YouTube videos attached that you can watch.  I know I had to watch it a couple of times when I tested a pattern that introduced me to these Braid/Cable stitches.

Free Sharon Bag Crochet Pattern

Sharon Bag-Large

Sharon Bag Crochet Pattern
Large Sharon Bag

Materials:
US Hook K or 6.5 mm
3-4 oz #5 Bulky Weight Yarn
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Size:
12″ wide x 9″ tall
10″ wide (bottom) x 9.5″ tall (handle)

Gauge:
Hook U.S. H/5.0 mm
6 DC x 3 Rows = 2”

Stitches Used:
Ch Sp = Chain Space
St = Stitch
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
SS = Slip Stitch
FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet (YouTube instructional video here.)
FPTC = Front Post Treble Crochet (YouTube instructional video here.)

Notes:  
*The bottom of the Sharon Bag uses the both side of the foundation chain.           *You can find an instructional video here.
  *The Sharon Bag is worked in the Round
  *Ch 1 & ch 2 do not count as a stitch.  Join in the next st, not the ch 1 or ch 2
  *The Braiding/Cable Stitches start in Row 2 using the FPTC, watch the YouTube Video above if needed.

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Sharon Bag Crochet Pattern
Foundation Row

Foundation:

Chain 31,  sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in same space.  2 sc in next st, sc in the next 26 sts, 2 sc in next st, 4 sc in the last st.  (Starts the Round) 2 sc in next st, sc in the next 26 sts, 2 sc in the next st, and 2 sc in the last st. (1st chain of ch 31).  68 sc total

R1: ch 2, dc in same st and each st around. Join in 1st st.  (68 dc)


Braiding/Cable Stitch:

R2: ch 2, dc in same st and next 5 sts, *fpdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, skip 2 sts, 1 fptrc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 fptrc in each of the skipped st,  dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, skip 2 sts, fptrc in next 2 sts, fptc in each of the skipped sts, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts,* dc in next 12 sts.  Repeat from * to * once. Dc in last 6 sts. Join

R3-R4:  ch 2, dc in same st and next 5 sts, *fpdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts*  dc in next 12 sts. Repeat from * to * once. Dc in last 6 sts. Join

R5-R13:  Repeat R2-R4 three Times

R14:  ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 5 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 18 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 12 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 18 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts, dc in last 6 sts. Join

Making Handles:

R15:  ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 13 sts, ch 6, skip 6 sts, sc in the next 28 sts, ch 6, skip 6 sts, sc in the next 14 sts. ss in 1st sc to Join.

R16:  Ch 2, dc in next 14 sts, put 10 dc evenly across ch 6, dc in next 28 sts, put 10 dc evenly across ch 6, dc in next 14 sts. ss in 1st st.  (76 dc)

R17:  Ch 1, sc in same st and in each st around.  (76 sc)  Fasten off with your scissors.

Weave in any loose ends and trim off using your Tapestry Needle and Scissors.


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Now that you tried the large version of the Sharon Bag, here is a smaller one.  The smaller version has more Braids or Cable stitches.  I fell in LOVE with these stitches as I was testing a pair of crocheted fingerless gloves.

Sharon Bag-Small

Materials:
US Hook K or 6.5 mm
3-4 oz #5 Bulky Weight Yarn
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Size:
13″ wide x 7″ tall
12″ wide (bottom) x 8″ tall (handle)

Gauge:
Hook U.S. H/5.0 mm
6 DC x 3 Rows = 2”

Stitches Used:
Ch Sp = Chain Space
St = Stitch
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
SS = Slip Stitch
FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet (YouTube instructional video here.)
FPTC = Front Post Treble Crochet (YouTube instructional video here.)

Notes:  
*The bottom of the Sharon Bag uses the both side of the foundation chain.           *You can find an instructional video here.
  *The Sharon Bag is worked in the Round
  *Ch 1 & ch 2 do not count as a stitch.  Join in the next st, not the ch 1 or ch 2
  *The Braiding/Cable Stitches start in Row 2 using the FPTC, watch the YouTube Video above if needed.

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Sharon Bag Crochet Pattern
Foundation Row

Chain 31,  sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in same space.  2 sc in next st, sc in the next 21 sts, 2 sc in next st, 4 sc in the last st.  (Starts the Round) 2 sc in next st, sc in the next 21 sts, 2 sc in the next st, and 2 sc in the last st. (1st chain of ch 31).  Join 68 sc total

R1: ch 2, dc in same st and each st around. Join in 1st st.  (68 dc)

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Braiding/Cable Stitch:

R2: ch 2, dc in same st and next 3 sts, *fpdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, skip 2 sts, 1 fptrc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 fptrc in each of the skipped sts, dc in next 2 sts, skip 2 sts, 1 fptrc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 fptrc in each of the skipped sts, dc in next 2 sts, skip 2 sts, fptrc in next 2 sts, fptc in each of the skipped sts, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in next 3 sts,* dc in next 8 sts.  Repeat from * to * once. dc in last 4 sts. Join

R3-R4:  ch 2, dc in same st and next 3 sts, *fpdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in next 3 sts,*  dc in next 8 sts. Repeat from * to * once. Dc in last 4 sts. Join

R5-R10:  Repeat R2-R4 2 Times

Making Handles:

R11:  ch 2, dc in same st and the next 14 sts, ch 6, skip 4 sts, dc in the next 30 sts, ch 6, skip 4 sts and dc in remaining sts around.  Join (60 dc)

R12:  ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 14 sts, make 10 sc in ch 6 space, sc in the next 30 sts, make 10 sc in ch 6 space, sc in remaining 16 sts.   ss in 1st sc to Join. (82 sc)

R13:  Ch 1, sc in same st and each st around.  Join. (82 sc)  Fasten off with your scissors.

Weave in any loose ends and trim off using your Tapestry Needle and Scissors.

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Wrapped In Love Set-Cancer Awareness

 

This post is titled “Wrapped In Love Set-Cancer Awareness.”  Today I want to tell you about a crocheted hat and cowl set I designed for Cancer Awareness which is recognized in October.  I call it the ‘Wrapped In Love Set!’  I designed this crochet pattern with all of my loved ones who were diagnosed with cancer.  There are quite a few women in my family who were diagnosed with one form or another of this disease.  I Praise God and am glad to say they beat the disease, they are true Cancer Survivors!

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In designing the ‘Wrapped In Love Set’ there are rows and rows of hearts that go around the head and neck.  Therefore they are wrapped in love.  In crocheting the items for my Etsy Shop I used Red Heart yarn called “With Love,” so the wearer is wrapped in more LOVE!  I wrote this pattern in 3 different sizes:  Child, Men, and Women.  A great thing about the ‘Wrapped In Love Set’ is that the hat and cowl are reversible!  The wearer can wear the hat and cowl set 2 different ways!  You can find the Wrapped in Love Set on my website in my Etsy Shop Items under Clothing Accessories.


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The Wrapped In Love Set is not only for cancer sufferers or survivors to wear, but for anyone who would love to show their support for cancer awareness.  I have 2 ways you can show your support and spread the word about Cancer Awareness.

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One way you can show your support is by purchasing a ‘Wrapped In Love Set.’  Part of the purchase price of $30 will be donated to the American Cancer Society during the month of October.  I have stocked my Etsy Shop JosCraftyHook with these sets.  You can purchase any size:  Child, Men, or Women.  You can also find the set in Etsy Shop Items on my website under Clothing Accessories.  here

If you do not want the set in the colors they are made in, you can place a Custom Order.  In the Custom Order you can choose 1 or 2 colors in your size.  As I tell all my customers,” the best thing about Jo’s Crafty Hook is that everything in my shop can be customized to fit your style, size, and color(s).  You can customize your own Handmade Crocheted Creations!”  You can also fill out the form below and to place your Custom Order.


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Another way to show your support for Cancer Awarenss is to purchase the crochet pattern for the ‘Wrapped In Love Set.’  The $5 crochet pattern has all 3 sizes in one.  You can purchase the crochet pattern at my Etsy Shop JosCraftyHook or at from my Ravelry Store  Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs.  You will also find the digital pattern on my website in my Etsy Shop Items here.  Part of these proceeds from the purchase of the pattern will be donated to the American Cancer Society during the month of October.  This crochet pattern would be great for people with Scoliosis and chronic pain to do.  The pattern is quick and easy, which would leave you with a great sense of accomplishment and showing your support!

In making sure this crochet pattern was correct, I had a great group of women help me with the written design.  They tested the pattern to make sure the pattern was correct in every way.  Therefore, I would like to thank my Wrapped In Love Set pattern tester group for all their help.  They are Anne Thrift, Debra Chonos, Anna Yetter, April Pendleton, and Amulya Prakash.  Thank you ladies for all your assistance and support!  I would also like to thank my family for all of the support they show me year round, but especially for their help for this great cause!  Thank you Jim Baird, Jacob Baird, and Jessie Baird, Momma loves you!

 
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Crochet Pattern Designing

Crochet pattern designing is NOT an easy thing to do!  In today’s post I want to share with you some of the designers I have been testing crochet patterns for; my version of their patterns; and where you can find their awesome designs!

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I recently started creating my own crochet designs and patterns.  Crocheting the item is the easy part, but writing out the pattern, that is another thing all together!  If you read my blog on my hats here you know that I have a couple of hats and tote patterns here of my own, but very recent I started designing and writing patterns for sweater vests, tank tops, and more.

To get a better understanding of how other crocheters design their creations, I started testing their written patterns.  I found a Facebook group that is just for designers and testers.   The designers post their creations and have other crocheters test their written patterns.  As I stated earlier there is A LOT of work that goes into writing a pattern.  I commend these crochet pattern designers and all other designers who write out patterns for their hard work and dedication!

In this post I am going to show you my version of the designers’ patterns I tested for, who they are, and where you can find their amazing patterns!  Are you as excited as I am?  Let’s get started.

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The first pattern I tested is by the designer Jessica Cooper of Crochet It Creations.  She calls this design ‘Savy Shrug.’  I tested the 3X version and you can find her FREE pattern here!   This was the first time I crocheted clothing sideways.  The design and yarn used in this pattern were an absolute delight to work with, great choice Jessica!


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The next designer’s pattern I tested was by the designer Rosemary Taylor of Crojo.  Rosemary calls her creation ‘Eilidh’s Ibiza Suntop.’  I tested the size Large and you can find Rosemary’s pattern here.  This is the first pattern I ever did where you go by your own body’s measurements.  As you can see from the photo below, it is a Great fit!  Rosemary sells this pattern for $1 and  all profits from the sale of this pattern are donated to The Beatson Cancer Charity in Eilidh’s name.  You can read more about the Beatson Cancer Charity here.

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The next crochet pattern I tested was designed by Crystal Marin Long of ChristaCoDesign and she calls her creation ‘Boatneck Shirt.’  I tested size small and you can find the FREE ‘Boatneck Shirt’ pattern for women here.  I am totally in Love with Crystal’s pattern!  I found it works up fast and the stitching in the design is beautiful.  I plan to make more tops with her pattern.  How about you, do you want one?!? lol


Denisse Sharpe or Deni the designer behind DeniMade is the next crochet pattern designer I tested for.  This is only the second time I crocheted a pattern where the front and back panel are crocheted as one piece.  My version is a size large and Deni calls her design ‘Hayden Tee.’  Deni liked the results she was seeing of this elegant tee so much that she designed a matching pattern for child sizes!  Deni designed 7 sizes for adults here and 6 different sizes for children here.

The ‘Waterfall Cardigan’ was another design I worked on by Jessica Cooper of Crochet It Creations.  There are so many ways that this light and airy top could be done.  I did a size Medium of the Waterfall Cardigan and you can too!  She designed this beauty in sizes XS-2X.  You can find this FREE awesome pattern at Jessica’s website here!

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I have learned some great tips and tricks from these wonderful designers.  I even designed some of my own patterns using these tips and tricks I learned from these wonderful women!  I tell myself it is never too late to learn something new and OH BOY! have I learned a lot new things in designing crochet patterns!

I hope you liked these designs so much that you visit each and everyone and crochet your version of the highlighted designers’ handmade crocheted creations!

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Phoenix Wrap C.A.L. Entry

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I entered a contest into the Phoenix Wrap C.A.L. and WON with my Phoenix Wrap C.A.L. entry!  I started writing this post before my entry was selected as a winner.  I was just going to talk about my Phoenix Wrap and show the pictures of my entry.  I saved my original writing as a draft, but today as I go back and read what I wrote, the whole theme of the post changed.  It changed in a good way, but bittersweet.  Talking about my memories of my mom and gran teaching me how to crochet are good memories,  but as I think about the domestic violence I have seen in my family makes my good memories bittersweet.  As you read further along you will see why.

In this post I want to share with you a contest I entered in August.  I entered Underground Crafter‘s Phoenix Wrap CAL (Crochet-A-Long) in association with Lion Brand and Sue Rock Originals Everyone Inc. or SROE.  The full contest was for fellow crocheters to make women’s accessories to donate to Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc.  There were prizes awarded to the winners in this contest and I am one of them!  I won Lazada’s Blocking Wires which can be found here.

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“I’m so excited to kick off the Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long with Lion Brand and Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc. This is a free crochet shawl pattern available in three parts that is suitable for donation to survivors of domestic violence. It’s your project, so you can also keep your version, gift it, or sell it.”  “This is Marie from Underground Crafter and I’m here for the last post of the Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long. I hope you’ve been enjoying this CAL as much as I have! In today’s post, I’m sharing a sneak peek of the third and final part of the Phoenix Wrap along with a roundup of 18 more free crochet patterns for women’s accessories that would be great for donating to Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc.”

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I believe the Lion Brand contest was a BIG deal!  There were 18 different designers where each designed free crochet patterns and each one used a different brand of yarn from Lion Brand.  My design, the Phoenix Wrap, called for the use of Lion Brand Jeans yarn.  This yarn is SO soft, smooth, and very durable.  The color I used is called Bermuda Shorts and can  be purchased here.

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Here is the reason Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc. exist:  “helps domestic violence survivors by providing them with the needlework tools to change their lives.  There is something very empowering about creativity.  Creating an item – like a pillow or a doll dress or a washcloth may seem simple but the process is so important.  From choosing the yarn, to remembering who this is being made for, to looking at the item years later or even passing it on  – Textile memory is something that nurtures and strengthens culture and family.”  You can find out more about Sue Rock Originals here.


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I know I have good memories about growing up in a home where there were more than one person crocheting.  My mom and gran were a HUGE influence on me.  They both sat down with me and taught me how to crochet.  I still have items that were made by my mom and gran.  I even sat down with my daughter and taught her how to crochet.  I hope as she gets older and has children of her own that she will pass down this skill.

I also have memories of domestic violence.  There are a few people in my family who are survivors of it and got away from the violence.  I am glad they escaped, I just wish they had an organization like SROE to help them cope afterwards.   I am glad that Sue Rock is teaching survivors Crochet as a skilled trade and helping them create good memories and items they can pass down to their family.  My life was changed using this skill my mom and gran taught me. I cherish the things that were passed down to me from their skills.  I myself use crochet as a means to cope with chronic pain from my disease Scoliosis.  (You can read more about my disease here.)

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I will be donating my Phoenix Wrap to Sue Rock’s organization.  I think their organization has the right goals in teaching a skill to kids, teens, and adults who have survived domestic violence.   I hope and pray by donating my Phoenix Wrap I can touch someone else’s life by the skills I have learned because of my mom and gran being a huge influence in my life.  You can find my winning entry on Underground Crafter’s website here.

As I said at the beginning of this post, bittersweet.  By using the skills I was taught by my mom and gran I was able to win a prize in a contest I entered.  Both were victims of domestic violence and survived.  The skills they learned were used to help them cope and it became an opportunity to pass their skill on to me which I then passed on to my daughter.  I am proud of my skill!  I am even prouder of my mom and gran!  Because of them I was able to win!

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Jo’s Boat Tote Crochet Pattern

In today’s post I would like to share with you my newest Handmade Crocheted Creation, Jo’s Boat Tote Crochet Pattern.  This pattern could have many names because the Tote has many uses.

You can crochet the tote and use the bag as a Purse, a School Bag, a Market Bag, a Beach Bag, and even used as a Gym Bag.  The bag has a wider bottom so it can hold many things.  It can be folded up and stored in your child’s locker.  You can hang it on a hook so it is within easy reach the next time you go to use it.  The bag is made with Acrylic yarn so it is sturdy enough to with stand machine washing.

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The pattern can be adjusted by as you crochet.  You can add more rows for a bigger bag or you can delete some rows for a smaller bag.  The pattern is easy to follow and even has instructions for the straps.  The straps used 2 strands of yarn at once to create a firmer, stronger handle for when the bag is filled with your goodies!

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If you are interested in making my newest Handmade Crocheted Creation, the Jo’s Boat Tote Crochet Pattern can be purchased either from Ravelry or my Etsy Shop.

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3 Crochet Hat Patterns Designs by me, Jo

In today’s post I’d like to share some of my Handmade Crocheted Creations and 3 Crochet Hat Pattern Designs by me, Jo.  I have been testing patterns for other Crocheters these last couple of weeks. I wanted to see how other Crochet designers created their patterns. I learned a lot crocheting for them and really enjoyed my time creating their Crocheted Creations.

I have 3 Crocheted Hat Patterns in my Etsy Shop and here on my website. The first one is called Mint Julep Hat Pattern. In this hat pattern I used the crochet technique of going behind the chain stitch or bump as you Single or Double Crochet. In this technique you get a unique raised stitch that really stands out. You can view this stitch across the rim and the crown of the Mint Julep Messy Bun Hat below.

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Jo’s Mint Julep Hat
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Mint Julep Hat

I also added the technique of going behind the bump in the stitch across the crown and rim of my Purple Waves Hat Pattern. I really like this technique because of the texture it adds to the hat. You can really see the ‘waves’ across the whole hat and especially the rim. I also went in the back loops of the stitches made, adding more texture to the ‘waves.’ Check it out below.

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Jo’s Purple Waves Hat
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Purple Waves Hat

The last pattern, is called the Spiral Messy Bun Hat Pattern here. The Spiral Stitch I used is where you keep crocheting around, not worrying about slip stitching in the first stitch of the round. You can see this technique in the pictures below.

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Jo’s Spiral Hat
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Spiral Hat

Please check out 1 or more of the 3 Crochet Hat Patterns Designs by me, Jo. I would LOVE to see your version of my Handmade Crocheted Creations!  As a Scoliosis Survivor or Chronic Pain Sufferer, these patterns would be something you could do and feel a GREAT sense of accomplishment because the patterns are so fast and easy to make.  Please add a picture of your Handmade Crocheted Creations or a comment below! You can also add a comment or picture at my Facebook Page Jo’s Crafty Hook. I would LOVE to hear from you!

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