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.

You can download an Ad Free version of this pattern from my Etsy Shop here or from the Ravelry Store here.

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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I hope you enjoyed both versions of the Sharon Bag!  I would LOVE to see your handmade crocheted creations, you can find me on my Facebook Page Jo’s Crafty Hook!


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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.

After you crochet the Boat Tote I would LOVE to see your pictures!  I would also LOVE to hear from you!  You can leave comments or feedback below about Jo’s Boat Tote Crochet Pattern or on any other of my Blog Posts!

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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
3 Crochet Hat Pattern Designs by me, Jo
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
3 Crochet Hat Pattern Designs by me, Jo
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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As an Amazon Associate I do receive a small fee for any purchases you make from the link Saving your Pictures below. If you are like me and you take a lot of pictures of your creations, you need something that has a HUGE storage space. I need something to save all my Handmade Crocheted Creations like the computers at the link below.

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Keeping Track of your Crocheted Pics

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In today’s post I wanted to make you aware of another GREAT deal from Amazon Prime!  When you crochet do you take pics and share your images?  Is your storage space bursting with all of your wonderful crocheted creations?  Keeping track of your crocheted pics would be so EASY on a tablet from Amazon Prime!  Click on the image below and see the GREAT deal Amazon Prime is offering on a Fire HD 10!  If this isn’t what you want to store your pics on, well that’s ok.  Amazon Prime has SO many more Tablets to choose from!  Click on the image of the tablet below to take advantage of all of the great deals Amazon Prime has going on right now!  They have Tablets and SO much more!

Think of all the pictures you have taken of your Handmade Crocheted Creations.  I know I am.  I have SO many images stored on my Tablet that I have used up all of my storage space.  I am taking advantage of Amazon Prime’s sale on Tablets so I can take more pics of my Handmade Crocheted Creations!  Some of my most recent Handmade Crocheted Creations are below.

Taking advantage of the discounts using Amazon Prime doesn’t have to wait until July 16th and July 17th.  If you sign up for Amazon Prime’s membership you can start saving today!  I know I am taking advantage of their membership buying things I need to make more items for my Etsy Shop which you can check out here!  Some deals I already took advantage of are below.

Keeping track of your crocheted pics would be SO much easier on one of the many Tablets Amazon Prime already has on sale!  If you haven’t signed up for Amazon Prime than do so today by clicking on their image below!  You will get great deals on other things as well like Music, Movies, Books, 2 day shipping and of course Yarn!

If you haven’t already, please sign up for my posts!  I will be sharing more about the deals from Amazon Prime and also some of my most recent Handmade Crocheted Creations!  Sign up below!

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If you would like to share some of the GREAT deals you got on Amazon Prime, please feel free to share in the comments section below!  I also would love comments or feedback on any of my Handmade Crocheted Creations, so please feel free to leave those below as well!  Thank you for stopping by and be sure to sign up for my posts to see what my Crafty Hook has created next!

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Shopping for Crochet Supplies Using Amazon Prime

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In today’s post I want to tell you if you go shopping for crochet supplies using Amazon Prime you will find some great deals!   On July 16th and 17th Amazon Prime is having their 2018 Prime Day!  Signing up for Amazon Prime Day will lead to some awesome savings! Not only will you save on your crochet supplies, but they offer other huge discounts!  Below is what Amazon Prime offers you when you sign up!

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You can sign up for Amazon Prime and take advantage of the saving on the supplies you would normally buy to create your crocheted creations.  I myself have taken advantage of the deals you get from Amazon Prime. Below are some of the items I have purchased using Amazon Prime.

I used the crochet yarn purchased from Amazon Prime to make items like the ones below.  I made the Crocheted Beach Cover Up using Red Heart’s “Its a Wrap” yarn and Red Heart’s “Love” yarn for the Crocheted Headband.

 

Amazon Prime has a Prime Day guide that will tell you what you need to do to take advantage of their deals.  It also show you that by signing up you can  save all year long on the items you would normally purchase and on  your crochet supplies.  If you would like to take advantage of Amazon’s Prime Day 2018 deals, click on the banner below.

 

Crocheting is something I do every day.  I can’t remember a time when I didn’t crochet something every day.  I love to be able to find  yarn, crochet hooks, and other items at a great cost!  Amazon Prime is the perfect way for me to be able save on my crochet supplies so I can  continue making my Handmade Crocheted Creations!

Be sure to sign up for my posts because there will be deals all week long leading up to Amazon Prime Day 2018!  Also be sure to leave me a comment or picture below of what you purchased using Amazon Prime!

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5 Steps Chronic Pain Sufferers Should Follow as They Crochet

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This post contains 5 Steps Chronic Pain Suffers Should Follow as They Crochet.  This post is intended for crocheters who suffer from chronic pain or have Scoliosis.  These 5 steps will help you crochet longer and you will definitely be more comfortable as you crochet.

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Summer Tops

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Wow! Yes, WOW! I am totally blown away by the reactions I received from 6 of my Crocheted Summer Tops that I made in the month of June.  In this post I want to share my excitement with you and the 6 tops that I made and their patterns. All of the tops I have made are from FREE Crochet Patterns I have found on Pinterest and I have permission to share them with you!

Over the weekend I posted 6 of my Crocheted Summer Tops in 2 of my Facebook Crochet Community groups. I never expected the responses that I received! Friday I posted the 6 tops in 1 of my Facebook Crochet Community groups and within 24 hours I received over 700 positive reactions! WOW right?! So what did I do, I posted the same 6 tops on Saturday in another one of my Facebook Crochet Community groups, who wouldn’t right? Within 8 hours I received over 500 likes, loves and over 100 comments! I was SO blown away!

I am still blown away!   The reason I am blown away is that I have been working SO hard to promote my Facebook Page Jo’s Crafty Hook and of course my website joscraftyhook.com and I haven’t had very much traffic. My business page posts on Facebook have only been reaching an average of 5 people and my website has only had 366 hits.  Posting those 6 tops into 2 groups has lead to over 2500 likes, loves and over 300 positive comments. All of this was within 48 hours! Not only was I getting positive reactions but I was getting request after request for the patterns! I have had over 200 requests for the patterns for these tops! Unfortunately the patterns are not my own! Ugh right?!!  But I am not upset in the least, my crochet work is still getting seen and spread all over Facebook!

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Here are the 6 Crochet Summer Tops that caused me to receive so much feedback. These are the 6 crochet summer tops that I made in June and their corresponding patterns.

#1 or A. Granny Squared Crochet Top by One Dog Woof

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#2 or B. Light-n-Lively by Lions Brand.

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#3 or C. Granny Square Wardrobe Malfunctions by Handmade Mother

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#4 or D. Sea Breeze Cover Up by Katerina Crochet

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#5 or E. Easy Granny Square Tank Top by All Crochet Channel

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#6 or F. Crisis Cross Tank Top by Rhelena

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After you have reviewed your favorite top, please be sure to leave a comment here and with the original designer.  They deserve the credit for creating these great patterns and sharing them with us.

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