Jo’s Boat Tote Crochet Pattern

I seem to be designing a lot more totes, handbags, and clutches lately.  This is why I am sharing with you Jo’s Boat Tote Crochet Pattern for FREE!

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Jo’s Boat Tote Crochet Pattern is a great make for those kids going back to school, as teacher’s gifts, as WIP bags, and so many other uses for this tote!  This pattern would make a great Stash Buster!  I used 2 colors of yarn, but you can use as many colors as you like!

 

 

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I used Main Stays Basic Yarn.
(7oz/397yds) 363m/198g)

Materials:

US Hook H/5.0 mm
US Hook J/6.0 mm
450 yds of Light Color 4 ply Worsted Weight
450 yds of Dark Color 4 ply Worsted Weight
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Marker

Gauge:
Hook US H/5.0 mm
Bottom:  7 sc  x 6 rows  = 2”
V-Stitch Rows:  3 v-st x 4 rows  = 2”

Size:
18” wide
13” tall

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
blo  = back loop only  v-stitch = V-st

Notes:
Beginning V-Stitch  = (ch 4 + 1 dc) in same space
V-Stitch = (1 dc + ch 1 + 1 dc) in same space
Ch 2 does NOT count as a stitch until the Purse section of the tote
Bottom part of tote is worked flat
Purse part of tote is worked in the Round

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You can find an Ad-Free pdf version at my Ravelry Store that has helpful picture tutorials.

Jo’s Boat Tote Crochet Pattern:

Bottom of Bag

With the Lighter Color

Bottom Piece measures 16” x 5.5”

R1:  Using the Lighter yarn ch 51, sc in 2nd chain from hook and to the end of ch. (50 sc)
R2-R20:  ch 1 and turn.  sc in same st and in each remaining st across.   (50 sc)

DO NOT TURN.  You will now start working in the round. 

R21:
Step 1:  ch 1 and turn. This will be the short row and sc in each st across the short row.  (19 sc)
Step 2:  turn work again to see the long row and sc in each st across the long row. (50 sc)
Step 3:  turn work again and sc in each st across of the short row.  (19 sc)
Step 4:  turn work again and sc in each st across the long row.  Sl st in 1st st to join.  (50 sc)
R22:  ch 1 sc in blo of same st and sc in blo of each sc around . sl st in 1st st.  ( 138 sc)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Change to Darker Color

Purse:
R1: Flip the Bottom piece over and attach yarn by sl st in 1st st of any corner of Row 22.  ch 2, hdc in same st and hdc in each st around. (ch 2 counts as a hdc)  (139 hdc) 

**Do not turn at the end of the row, the Purse is worked in the round.   Place a stitch marker in the 1st st made at the start of each RoundYou may want to move the stitch marker every time you start a new round**

R2-R5:  ch 2, hdc in same st and hdc in each remaining st around. sl st in 2nd hdc. (139 hdc)  

Change to Lighter Color

R6-R11:   ch 2, hdc in same st and hdc in each remaining st around. sl st in 2nd hdc. (139 hdc) 

Change to Darker Color

R12-R25: ch 2, hdc in same st and hdc in each remaining st around. sl st in 2nd hdc. (139 hdc) 

Change to Lighter Color

R26:  ch 2, hdc in same st and hdc in each remaining st around. sl st in 2nd hdc. (139 hdc)
R27:  beg v-st, *skip 2 st and v-st in next st [(dc, ch 1, dc) all in same st] .*  repeat from * to * around until the last 2 st, skip last 2 st.  sl st in the 1st ch-2 sp.  (30 v-st)
R28-R34:  beg v-st in the ch-2 sp.  v-st in the each ch-2 space around.  sl st in 1st ch-2 sp (30 v-st)

 Change to Darker Color

R35:  ch 2, hdc in same st and hdc in each remaining st around. sl st in 2nd hdc. (139 hdc)
R36:  beg v-st, *skip 2 st and v-st in next st [(dc, ch 1, dc) all in same st] .*  repeat from * to * around until the last 2 st, skip last 2 st.  sl st in the 1st ch-2 sp.  (30 v-st)
R37-R39:  beg v-st in the ch-2 sp.  v-st in the each ch-2 space around.  sl st in 1st ch-2 sp (30 v-st)
R40:  ch 2, hdc in same st and hdc in each remaining st around. sl st in 2nd hdc. (139 hdc)
R41-R44:  ch 3, dc in same sp and each remaining st around.  sl st in 1st dc to join.  (139 dc)

Using your tapestry needle fasten off and weave in ends.

The Straps can be placed anywhere you like or be made as long as you like.  Below is how I did mine.

Straps:

Make 2 using the J Hook
I used both colors when making the Straps.

1st Strap:

Straps will be worked around the beginning chain.

Step 1:  ch 81.  sc in the blo of the 2nd ch from hook and each st across.  (80 sc),  sc in back loop
Step 2:  Place 2 more sc in the last stitch. (82 sc)
Step 3:  Turn and sc in blo of each remaining st across.  (80 sc)
Step 4:  Place 2 more sc in last st, sl st in 1st sc to join.  (82 sc)  Total sc around 164.

Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Strap Assembly:

 First Strap:  

Step 1:  Find the V-St that lines up with the end rows of the purse (this is your starting point)
Step 2:  count 3 V-St to the Right and feed 1 strap through the front in the space between the 3rd & 4th V-Stitch from the starting spot.
Step 3:  Tie a knot at the end of the strap leaving 5-7 sc showing.
Step 4:  Count over 7 V-St and feed the remaining strap from the inside of the Purse out.
Step 5:  Tie a Knot at the end of the Strap leaving 5-7 sc showing.  

Second Strap: 

Step 1:  From the Starting Point count 3 V-Stitches to the Left and feed 1 strap through the front in the space between the 3rd & 4th V-Stitch from the starting spot.
Step 2:  Tie a knot at the end of the Strap leaving 5-7 sc showing.
Step 3:  Count over 7 V-St and feed the remaining strap from the inside of the purse out.
Step 4:  Tie a knot at the end of the Strap leaving 5-7 sc showing

My Strap Placement

That’s it!  I would LOVE to see your version of Jo’s Boat Tote!  You can use the hashtag #josboattote #boattote #joscraftyhook #joscraftyhookdesigns #jo_bear38 at any of the social media sites above.

 

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Crochet Flower Roundup

I just LOVE Spring!  I LOVE to see all the trees and flowers blooming!  No matter what kind of flower it is, I LOVE them all!  This is why I am happy to share with your some beautiful flower designs in this Crochet Flower Roundup!

There are a combination of FREE crochet patterns or PAID crochet patterns in the Crochet Flower Roundup.  You will be directed to either a designer’s website where you can get their FREE pattern at their website OR you will be directed to a designer’s store where you can purchase their PAID patterns.

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I would LOVE for you to share your version of any designer’s flower pattern.  You can also support these designers.  There are a number of ways for you to do this. You can comment on their designs; give their pattern love while you are at their stores; stop by their social media sites and let them know how much you like their pattern; or leave them a message when purchasing their designs.  Watch the Video below to see the designs that are being shared in this Crochet Flower Roundup.

If you sign up for my Newsletter, you get a Special Bonus, $3 off to be used at my Ravelry Store! You can use your BONUS to get a fee pdf copy of the Peony Flower Bunting/Wall Hanging that is being shared in the Crochet Flower Roundup.  If you don’t want to use the BONUS on the bunting, you can still use it at my Ravelry Store.
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Flower Bunting – Jo’s Crafty Hook
FREE ON WEBSITE

 

Rose in Bloom – Ashlee Brotzell Designs
PAID PATTERN

 

Patriotic Wall Hanging – Pine Tree Crochet
FREE ON WEBSITE

Flowerful Headband – Natali’s Crochet
PAID PATTERN

 

Rounds of Flowers Coasters – Raffamusa Designs
FREE ON WEBSITE

 

Bloom Necklace and Earrings – Natali’s Crochet Designs
PAID PATTERN

 

Spring Gentian Brooch – Crochet Cloudberry
FREE on WEBSITE

 

Lacy Daisy Granny Square – Raffamusa Designs
PAID PATTERN

 

Ribbon Ear Warmers – Jo’s Crafty Hook
FREE ON WEBSITE

 

Dear Peony Granny Blanket – Yarnandy
PAID PATTERN

 

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers – My Fingers Fly
FREE ON WEBSITE



Victorian Jabot – Crafty Patti Crochet
PAID PATTERN

 

Posy Coasters – Regina P Designs
FREE AT RAVELRY

 

Reusable Makeup Remover Flower – Regina P Designs
PAID PATTERN

 

Reusable Flower Face Scrubbies – Made by Gootie
FREE ON WEBSITE

 

Thank you for stopping by Jo’s Crafty Hook’s Crochet Flower Roundup!  I hope you have found some beautiful flower designs that you will crochet!  If you enjoyed this roundup, please feel free to leave a comment and let me know!

There is still more to come in the future, so stay tuned in!

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Peony Flower Bunting Free Crochet Pattern

Spring is in the air, trees are sprouting, flowers are blooming, and birds are singing!  I LOVE to bring fresh flowers in the house; I LOVE their smell; and their colors!  So in today’s post I will be sharing with you my Peony Flower Bunting Free Crochet Pattern!  This way you can surround yourself with flowers all time!

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There are SO many different ways you can use the flower and leaf crochet patterns.  You can use them as appliques, add them to handbags, put them on headbands and SO much more!  These crochet patterns are a GREAT scrap busting projects as well!

Below you will find the crochet pattern for some peonies and leaves.  There are helpful picture tutorials for the flowers.  After you have crocheted as many flowers and leaves as you like, I have suggested some steps you can follow on assembling your bunting and hanging your flowers.

If you sign up for my Newsletter, you can get a free pdf copy of the crochet pattern! When you sign up to my Newsletter, you get a Special Bonus, $3 off to be used at my Ravelry Store! The Peony Flower Bunting/Wall Hanging is $3, so you can get the free pdf version for FREE!
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Once you are finished making your Peony Flower Bunting, be sure to stop back by the Crochet Flower Roundup to check out the other designers’ flower crochet patterns!

You can find the Peony Flower Bunting Crochet Pattern at my Ravelry Store for a small fee.

 

So let’s get started!

 

Beginner Friendly
US Terms

I used 200 yards of Red Heart Super Saver 4 ply Worsted Weight Yarn. (198 g/7 oz, 333 meters/364 yards)

Materials:

US Hook H/5.00 mm
200-400 yards of 4 ply Worsted Weight Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
String/Rope needed for Banner string.
Twist Ties or 4″ pieces of yarn
Stitch Markers

Abbreviations/Stitches:
ch = chain
sp = space
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
trc = triple crochet

Notes:
I am a left handed so pictures may look different than yours.
ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
The flowers are worked in the round.
The leaves are worked on both sides of the chain.
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Finished Peony

Peony Flower Pattern:

1st layer of petals
**I changed colors after each round of petals**

R1: Make a slip knot, ch 2, 10 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sl st in 1st sc to join.  10 sc

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
R1

 

R2: ch1, sc in the same stitch, *ch 3, sk the next stitch, sc in the next st*  Repeat from * to * until you have 5 ch 3 sp, sl st into 1st sc to join.  You will work in the ch-3 sp in R3.

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
R2

 

R3: *sc in ch-3, 5 dc, sc in the same ch-3 sp*  Repeat from * to * until you have 5 petals.  sl st in sc to join.

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
R3

2nd layer of petals

R4:  Ch 5, *going behind your petal, sl st in 1st sc on next petal, ch 5* Repeat from * to * until you have 5 ch-5 sp.  sl st  in 1st ch 5 sp to join.

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
R4

R5: *ch 1, *sc in ch-5 sp, 9 dc, sc in the same ch-5 sp.*  Repeat from * to * until you have 5 petals. sl st in 1st sc to join. 

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
R5

3rd layer of petals

R6: *ch 6, going behind your petal, sl st in 1st sc of next petal* Repeat from * to * until you have 5 ch-6 sp.  sl st in 1st sc to join.

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
R6

R7:  ch 1 *sc in ch-6 sp, 9 trc, sc in same ch-6 sp.*  Repeat from * to * until you have 5 petals. sl st in 1st sc to join.  Do NOT fasten off.

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
R7

Once you have finished your flower, going behind the petal, ch 8 and sl st in 1st ch to join.

**This will create a loop that will be used to attach your flower to the banner string** 

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Repeat R1-R7 until you have 7 flowers or as many as you desire.

You can find the Peony Flower Bunting Crochet Pattern at my Ravelry Store for a small fee.

 

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Leaf Crochet Pattern:
**I made my leaves in 2 different colors.  2 leaves will be attached to each flower**

Step 1:
Starting with a long tail of yarn (about 2”) ch 15.

Step 2:
sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next 2 st, dc in next 2 st , trc in next 2 st, dc in next 2 st , hdc in next 2 st , sc in next st, 2 sc in last st.

Step 3:
turn your to crochet on the other side of the foundation chain. 

Step 4:
2 sc in 1st st, hdc in next 2 st, dc in next 2 st, trc in next 2 st, dc in next 2 st, hdc in next 2 st, sc in next st, sl st in last st and in 1st st to join.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Repeat Steps 1-4 until you have 14 leaves or as many as you desire.

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Flower Assembly:

  

Step 1:

With your tapestry needle and the long tail of yarn you created at the beginning ch, sew a leaf on each side of the loop you just made.  **I glued my leaves to the back of the flowers to hold them in place.**

Repeat for each flower.

Step 2:

Cut a long piece of rope or cable about 8” – 10” (or as long as you desire) for your bunting string.  This is what you will use to hang your flowers on.  You can also crochet a long foundation single crochet chain instead of using a cable or rope.

Step 3:

Weave your bunting string through each loop made on the flower.

Step 4:

Measure 4” from the beginning and end of your bunting string and place a stitch marker in each place.  

**this will give you enough string on each end to attach your bunting to a nail or hook placed on the surface the bunting will hang from.**

Step 5:

Evenly space your flowers apart on your bunting string.  

Step 6:

Using your twist tie or a small piece of yarn fasten your flowers in place.

Step 7:

Hang your bunting to your wall, fireplace, tree, or any place you like.  

Peony Flower Bunting

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You can find the Peony Flower Bunting Crochet Pattern at my Ravelry Store for a small fee.

That’s it!  You have finished making you own peony flower bunting or wall hanging!  Thank you so much for completing my free bunting crochet pattern!  I would LOVE to see your version of the bunting!  You can tag me at any of the Social Media sites listed below.  You can also use the hashtags:  #peonyflowerbunting #flowerbunting #peonyflowerbuntingcrochetpattern #flowerwallhanging #wallhanging #joscraftyhook #joscraftyhookdesigns #jo_bear38

 

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Mother’s Day Handbag Roundup

Mother’s Day is only a few days away!  Lisa Ferrel of My Fingers Fly has included me and 4 other indie crochet designers in putting together a Mother’s Day Handbag Roundup!

The Mother’s Day Handbag Roundup includes 8 FREE crochet patterns for handbags that can be found on each of our websites.  These crochet patterns are not just for Mother’s Day, but can be found all year long.

 

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Lisa of My Fingers Fly shares her Floral Handbag Crochet Pattern.  In addition to crocheting this handbag, Lisa has added a special lining.  She also adds lobster claw clasps to add the perfect handle.  The flowers add that special touch in the Floral Handbag design.

Floral Handbag Crochet Pattern

 

Angela Ader of Nine Inspired shares her Roxy Retro Circle Bag.  The circle bag combines vintage and modern when using the granny square circle design.  You can use your scrap yarn as well when crocheting the Roxy Retro Circle Bag.

 

 

Ashley Edmonds of Through The Loop Yarn Craft shares her Hampton Handbag.  Ashley uses 24/7 cotton yarn from Lion Brand in designing this handbag.  Ashley also uses the Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch to bring definition to her Hampton Handbag.

Hampton Handbag

 

Ashley Parker of the Loopy Lamb shares her Bobblelicious Bag.  As you can tell by the name Ashley uses the Bobble Stitch.  In designing her bag, she uses Chunky yarn to make those Bobbles stand out!  She also uses a beautiful teal color cotton liner inside of the Bobblelicious Bag.

Bobblelicious Bag

 

Whitney Dunning of Pine Tree Crochet shares her Rainbow Sprinkles Handbag.  Ashley uses the Wattle Stitch and the Crab Stitch in designing her Rainbow Sprinkles Bag.  The handbag is worked in the round and you can use any Red Heart Super Saver varigated yarn in crocheting your own bag.

Rainbow Sprinkles Handbag

 

Agat Rottman-Cassel of Made by Gootie shares her Chevron Bucket Bag.  Agat designed this bag for the I Like Crochet magazine.  The bag is worked in the round from bottom to top and uses the Ripple Stitch.  Agat adds eyelets to the Chevron Bucket Bag for the drawstring to run through.

Chevron Bucket Bag

 

 

Lisa has another free crochet pattern on her website for a adorable Zebra Coin Purse.  .This adorable pattern can be made in 3 hours.  The Zebra Coin Purse is big enough to hold credit cards, money, drivers licenses and more.

Zebra Coin Purse

 

Whitney Dunning of Pine Tree Crochet shares another free handbag crochet pattern, the Grab and Go Clutch.  This bag uses the Moss Stitch to create the beautiful design.  The Grab and Go Clutch uses very little yarn, so you can use those scraps of yarn you have laying around.

Grab and Go Clutch

 

My free crochet pattern I am sharing is for my Sharon Bag.  I designed this bag for my mom, Sharon, so she could carry around her iPad.  In designing my handbag I used Cables/Braids using the Front Post and Back Post Double Crochet.  The Sharon Bag is worked in the round going into both sides of your starting chain.  There are 2 sizes to choose from, Small and Large.

Sharon Bag

You can find my Video Tutorial for the Front Post Double Crochet below.

 

You can also find my Video Tutorial for the Back Post Double Crochet below.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by Jo’s Crafty Hook!  I would LOVE to see your versions on any bag you have crocheted from this Mother’s Day Handbag Roundup!  You can share them at any of my Social Media sites below.

 

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Yarn for Menstrual Health

I wanted to talk to you about a taboo subject that most people don’t like to talk about, Menstrual Awareness.  During the months of March to May there are quite a few organizations out there that try and spread the word about this taboo subject.  These organizations talk about menstrual hygiene and spreading awareness for young girls, just like the girls below need to hear about.

 

 

One of the organizations I want to talk to you about started the Yarn for Menstrual Health campaign, but first I wanted to share a little bit about my story as a young girl.

I wish this was a topic we talked about when I was a young girl.  I started my menstrual cycle when I was 12 years old.  This was not a topic talked about in my household, even though there were over 10 women in it.  While I was away at camp I started my period.  I had NO idea what was happening or how to deal with it.  I was so afraid to talk to anyone about it or even go to the nurse to find out how to handle it.  For my first period I used toilet paper the whole time, this was not very hygienic to say the least.

The week at camp was not an experience I remember fondly.  The whole time I was so scared!  I was afraid everyone would make fun of me if they found out.  The whole time I was there all that ran through my mind was what is happening to me?  Does it show?  Did I use enough toilet paper?  Was I bleeding through my clothes?

As a 12 year old girl in 6th grade I didn’t know how to handle it at school either.  My mom wrote a note to my teacher asking if I could go to the restroom by myself so I didn’t have to take care of it in front of other girls.  Not only was this embarrassing enough, but the 6th grade teacher was a man!  In 6th grade all toilet stalls did not have a door, so there was no privacy.  I was terrified, not wanting anyone to know what was happening to me.

 

I know there are girls out there that are going through the same things I did.  I know there are others who probably have it worse because they are in situations where they can’t get a hold of or afford the needed supplies.  I know when I was 12 I had no clue these things even existed!

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So let’s talk about Yarn for Menstrual Health campaign.  A woman named Haseeta together with Morines Shop and the African Girl Foundation started this campaign.  It was created to bring  awareness about the unhygienic circumstances most school girls across Kenya endure during their menses. She along with the ladies in her group had pledged to make 1,000 hats to be distributed by the African Girl Foundation where they will also distribute menstrual packs to various schools in 2021.

Their aim is to normalize conversations on menstrual health. Similarly, they are raising funds to equip everyone in need with reusable sanitary kits.  These sanitary kits cost $10 and consists of 4 reusable pads and washing soap to last an entire year.  How awesome is this?!

Not only is menstrual hygiene an issue in Kenya, but this is an issue young girls in the US face as well.  Some schools are starting to talk to girls about menstrual hygiene and how to prepare them on how to handle it.  But this is still a subject no one likes to hear about.

Poverty, no matter where it is at, plays a huge roll in menstrual hygiene.  Most young girls and women can’t afford to purchase the sanitary products they need because of the expense.  Some women are having to decide whether to buy sanitary products or food.  How awful would it be if you or your child had to choose one of these options?

To help bring awareness to young girls and women, there are many great organizations out there that are trying to raise awareness about menstrual health and hygiene.  The Yarn for Menstrual Health is one of these great organizations.  You can find out more about this campaign at the link below.

https://www.lovecrafts.com/en-gb/c/article/yarn-for-menstrual-health-campaign

https://www.morinesshop.com/yarn-for-menstrual-health-a-plea-to-do-more/

Here in the US, you can find more information about menstrual hygiene at everydayhealth.com and sanitary ways to handle periods for young girls and women.

If you would like to take part or learn more about Yarn for Menstrual Health visit this link.

I designed a red hat specifically for this campaign.  It is called the Wattle Stitch Beanie.  $3, part of the proceeds, will go to the African Girl Foundation to help in raising menstrual hygiene awareness.  You can find a copy of the Wattle Stitch Beanie in my Ravelry Store by clicking on the image of the beanie below.  Please help me support Menstrual Awareness!

Wattle Stitch Beanie

 

Also here are some things you can do to support this campaign and crochet a red hat in support of Menstrual Health.

Use #YarnForMenstrualHealth

  • Crochet or Knit a maroon or red hat
  • Take a photo of yourself wearing the hat and share it on social media
  • Share your menstrual health journey or what you would like to improve regarding menstrual health using #YarnForMenstrualHealth in your caption
  • Provide a link to this post so others can read about the campaign

Do you have a story to tell?  Would you like to share it?  You can email me at jo@joscraftyhook.com or add it in the Comments section of this post.

 

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Friendship CAL 2021

The Friendship CAL has started!  I am so glad you are here with us as we start to share the afghan squares needed to make the Friendship Afghan!  Me and 24 other crochet designers are collaborating in the Friendship CAL 2021 hosted by Helen and Sara from Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

This page contains affiliate links.  You can make a purchase using these links that I provide where I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you.)  Purchases you make will help keep my website, my Ravelry Store, my Etsy Shop, and LoveCrafts  going and provide quality designs just for you!

What is this, you ask?  The Friendship CAL will be a Crochet-A-Long where YOU can take part and crochet afghan squares to make a blanket.  On every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday from now until April 2021, there will be a 9″ x 9″ crochet square pattern released, it could  be a free pdf or found free on the designers website.  There will be 40 square crochet patterns released from 25 different crochet designers.  My Diamonds Square will be featured in February!

Diamonds Squares

On each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday I will post the release of a NEW square crochet pattern. You can sign up to my Newsletter below and receive an email once a week letting you know there have been 3 new squares released, who designed them, and where you can find them.  I will also update my website every time there is a new Square released.

 

What are the Materials needed, you ask?  The materials needed are:
 

  3100 yards of 4 ply Worsted Weight Yarn or Aran Yarn for Squares
  600 yards of 4 ply Worsted Weight Yarn or Aran Yarn for Joining/Border
  US Crochet G-J Hooks or 4mm – 6mm
  Tapestry Needle for Joining Squares
  Scissors
  Stitch Markers (optional)

This Friendship CAL is a perfect way for you to crochet a Scrap Busting Blanket.  You can use up all of that left over yarn you have lying around from your other crochet projects!  What an AWE-some idea, right?!?!

Also there will be a number of crochet Facebook Groups you can show off your Work-in-Progress at.  You can share your Friendship CAL WIPs inside my newest Facebook Group Jo’s Crafty Hook-ers here.

I hope to see you there!  Be sure to invite all of your crochet loving friends!

Again, you can receive an email notifying you weekly that there have been 3 new square crochet patterns released.  Also my website will be updated every time a new crochet square pattern is released.

If you would like to participate in the Friendship CAL, but do NOT want to wait around for the square releases, we do offer a Friendship CAL Bundle.  You can get all 40 square crochet patterns in one place for only $10!  To take advantage of the Bundle click here.

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Friendship Blanket

 

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Joining your Friendship Blanket CAL squares

Now that you have all of your squares completed it is time to join your squares and add a border.  There are a number of ways for you to join your squares and I have a couple of Video Tutorials that you might find helpful.

The first video show you how to join by sewing your squares together using the Running Stitch.

 

The second video shows you how to crochet your squares together by using a double crochet join.

 

After you have joined your squares it is time to choose a border.  There are many helpful blog posts on Pinterest and video tutorials on YouTube to choose from.  Below is a helpful Video Tutorial I made using the “Lollipop” technique.  I found this border by combing Pinterest.  You can find the original post for the Lollipop technique by My Crafts.

I would really like to hear about your experience with this Friendship Blanket CAL!  How did you find the patterns?  Which ones are your favorite?  Did you find the CAL easy to follow?  Would you like to see another one?  You can add your comments below in the Comments section.

I would also LOVE to see your completed Friendship Blanket!  You can share your completed blanket inside my Facebook Group Jo’s Crafty Hook-ers.  You can share any progress pictures as well.

Stop by Sunflower Cottage Crochet and let Helen and Sara know what you thought about the CAL as well!  I think they did a FAN-TAS-TIC job in organizing this event!  I think all of the designers designs were fabulous!  There has been a wide variety of techniques used in designing their squares as well!  You can also stop by Helen and Sara’s Facebook Group and share your finished blankets as well!

Thank you for taking part in the Friendship Blanket CAL!  I hope you were able to learn new techniques, new crochet stitches, got to know some of the designers better!  I hope you enjoyed yourselves most of all!  Again, please share your finished blankets at the Facebook Groups listed above.

If you have liked what you have seen on my website so far, why not sign up to my Newsletter?  You can be notified when there is a new blog post; another free crochet pattern added to my website; when I have a sale; and more.  Use the sign up form below.

 

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Week 14

Square 41 – Sunday, April 18, 2021 – Brindisi Bobble Square

Brindisi Bobble Square

 

Crystal of Christa Co Designs brings you a very textured square, Brindisi  Bobble Square, using the Bobble Stitch.

Crystal has supplied a row by row video tutorial to help you with her square.  By using 2 colors in this square you will see not only bobbles, but stripes.  You can decide if you want yours in one color or two.  To find out more about Crystal’s Brindisi Bobble Square visit Christa Co Designs.

 

Square 40 – Friday, April 16, 2021 – Circle of Friends Square

Circle of Friends Square

 

Veronika of Blue Star Crochet brings you her Circle of Friends Square,  another square that starts out as a circle.  The basic crochet stitches are used in creating this lacy design.

Veronika’s square starts out as a circle which is meant to signify the circle of family and friends that surround you.  Stop by Blue Star Crochet to find out more information about Veronika’s Circle of Friends Square and to get the free crochet pattern.

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Week 13

Square 39 – Wednesday, April 14, 2021 – Waffle Stitch Square

Waffle Stitch Square

 

Pam of Carroway Crochet brings you a square using the Waffle Stitch.  The waffle stitch consists of double crochet and front post double crochet.  There are a number of helpful video tutorials on YouTube.

The waffle stitch creates a very textured look that of course looks like a waffle.  The Waffle Stitch Square will be fast and easy to do once you get a hang of the 2 row repeat.  To find the free pattern for the Waffle Stitch Square visit Carroway Crochet.

 

Square 38 – Sunday, April 11, 2021 – Friendship Square

Fellowship Square

 

Shannon of The Loophole Fox uses her favorite stitch in the Fellowship Square, the Crossed Double Crochet.  If you have never tried this stitch, Shannon provides helpful video tutorial links on her website and inside the pdf pattern.

If you can double crochet, you can definitely do the crossed double crochet!  This stitch gives you a lacy look, without being too open and has lots of texture.  Shannon has used this stitch in some of her other designs.   To find out how you can get a free copy of the Fellowship Square visit The Loophole Fox.

Square 37 – Friday, April 9, 2021 – Companion Square

Companion Square

 

Malena of Straight Hooked brings you a square, the Companion Square, that uses the V-Stitch and Double Crochet.  All the v-stitch consists of is a dc, ch 1, dc.

Malena designed a super quick and easy square that you can crochet in about an hour!  To get a free pdf copy of the Companion Square crochet pattern visit Straight Hooked.  Malena has a helpful video tutorial you can use inside her post.

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Week 12

Square 36 – Wednesday, April 7, 2021 – Malachia Granny Square

Malachia Granny Square

 

Raffaella of Raffamusa Designs designed a the Malachia Granny Square using the basic stitches that created a very textured square.  There is a very helpful video tutorial to help you with this square.

Raffaella named her Malachia Granny Square after a story in a book using one of the character’s name to call her square.  Raffaella’s design reminds her of a Rose Window.  You can out more about the naming of her square and get a free pdf copy of the pattern while you are at Raffamusa Designs.

 

Square 35 – Sunday, April 4, 2021 – Communion Square

Communion Square

 

Bernadine from Me N My Hook brings you a solid granny square called the Communion Square.  This square is beginner friendly and Bernadine has provided a very helpful video tutorial.

The name is very fitting for what we were trying to achieve as we were deciding on what to call this CAL.  Communion means alliance, agreement, and friendly association.  To get a free pdf copy of the Communion Square visit Me N My Hook.

 

Square 34 – Friday, April 2, 2021 – Integrity Square

Integrity Square

 

Colette of Creative Crochet Hook brings you her Integrity Square.  Her  square uses the star stitch that creates a lot of texture.

Colette also uses front post double crochet and back post double crochet.  To find out how to get a free pdf copy of the Integrity Square visit Colette at Creative Crochet Hook.

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Week 11

Square 33 – Wednesday, March 31, 2021 – Victoria Square

Victoria Square

 

Suzanne of Crafting Each Day brings you her Victoria Square.  Her square is a version of the granny square with a twist.  Suzanne uses cable stitches in her square named after her granny, Victoria.

As I tell anyone who hears the words cable stitches, don’t let that stop you from trying like it used to do me.  Suzanne has provided a helpful video tutorial to help you work out those twists.  Visit Suzanne’s website Crafting Each Day to get a free pdf copy of her Victoria Square.

 

Square 32 – Sunday, March 28, 2021 – Little Angel Square

Little Angel Square

 

Rachel from Desert Blossom Crafts brings you a square that has a lacy look.  This square uses some unique crochet techniques.

Don’t let the word unique stop you from crocheting the Little Angel Square.  Rachel has provided helpful picture and video tutorials to help you with these crochet stitches.  Visit Desert Blossom Crafts and get a free pdf copy of the Little Angel Square.

 

Square 31 – Friday, March 26, 2021 – Friendship Star Square

Friendship Star Square

 

Veronika of Blue Star Crochet brings you her Friendship Star Square.  The square uses Popcorn and Cable stiches, along with basic stitches, to make the star stand out.

The meaning behind her design is very fitting, she says friends are like stars.  You don’t have to see them to know they are there.  Visit Veronika over at Blue Star Crochet to get a free pdf copy of her Friendship Star Square crochet pattern.

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Week 10

Square 30 – Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – Rialto Square

Rialto Square

 

Hannah from Han Jan Crochet brings you a square with a lot of texture, the Rialto Square that uses cable stitches.  If you have not mastered the cable stitch yet, don’t give up, Hannah has a great video tutorial to help you.

Don’t let this word, cables, throw you off like it did Hannah at first, they are not as scary as the look.  The Rialto Square works great as a motif for pillows, table runners, and of course blankets.  Find the Rialto Square at Hannah’s website Han Jan Crochet.

 

Square 29 – Sunday, March 21, 2021 – Cluster Stitch Square

Cluster Stitch Square

 

Susan of Fosbas Designs brings you a square that has lots of texture by using the Half Double Crochet Cluster Stitch.  This is an easy stitch to master, but Susan has made a helpful video tutorial in case you need help.

Susan calls her Cluster Stitch Square “Cluster This Way.”  As you crochet the square you will see the little arrows that point the way.  Visit Fosbas Designs to get a free pdf copy of the “Cluster This Way” square.

 

Square 28 – Friday, March 19, 2021 – Harmony Square

Harmony Square

 

Bernadine of Me N My Hook brings you the Harmony Square.  The design starts out as a circle and turns into a hexagon.  Bernadine has made a helpful video tutorial in case you are unfamiliar with front post and back post double crochet.

In designing the Harmony Square, Bernadine wanted to see if she could create a shape within a shape.  The design reminded her of that early learning toy where you fit the shapes in the holes of a ball.  You can find out more about the Harmony Square at Me N My Hook.

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Week 9

Square 27 –  Wednesday, March 17, 2021 – Arianrhod Blanket Square

Arianrhod Blanket Square

 

Kristine from Ambassador Crochet a square that creates Cables in the round.  If you have never tried Cables before, that is ok, Kristine has made a very helpful video tutorial.

The Arianrhod Blanket Square may seem like a funny or weird name, that is because it is a Celtic word.  You can find out more about this square and the meaning behind the Celtic word at Kristine’s website Ambassador Crochet.  You will also be able to get a free pdf copy of the Arianrhod Blanket Square there as well.

 

Square 26 – Sunday, March 14, 2021 – Sedge Stitch Square

Sedge Stitch Square

 

Pam of Carroway Crochet brings you a square that has lots of texture using basic crochet stitches, single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet.

There are helpful video tutorials for Right and Left Handed crocheters for the Sedge Stitch Square.  You can get a free pdf copy for one day only, March 14, 2021, so be sure to stop by Carroway Crochet and grab you a copy!

 

Square 25 – Friday, March 12, 2021 – Synergy Interlocking Square

Synergy Interlocking Square

 

Mary of Kickin Crochet designed a square that brings you synergy using two colors together that creates an intricate design that meshes more than one color by itself.  This is a fabulous definition of what the Friendship CAL is all about, we are better together than apart.

To get a free pdf copy visit Kickin Crochet.  You can also find the free pattern for the Synergy Interlocking Square at Kickin Crochet with helpful picture and video tutorials along the way.

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Week 8

 

Square 24 – Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – Square for CAL

Square for CAL

 

Audrey Friesen of Canoe Mtn Designs brings you her design where it starts out as a circle and ends up a square.  The Square for CAL is beginner friendly and uses the basic crochet stitches.

Visit Ravelry or click on the image above to get a free pdf copy of Audrey’s Square for CAL.

 

Square 23 – Sunday, March 7, 2021 – Lasting Links Crochet Square

Lasting Links Square

Sarah of Ned and Mimi brings you the Lasting Links Crochet Blanket Square with a unique take on the Jacob’s Ladder stitch.  Sarah describes the use of this stitch pattern:  “For this square, the “ladder” is worked diagonally rather than vertically! And once all each set of chains has been linked, they are secured with a single crochet stitch – these are links that can’t be undone.”  What a fitting description for the Friendship Blanket!

To get a free pdf copy of the Lasting Links Crochet Blanket Square visit Sarah’s website Ned and Mimi.

 

Square 22 – Friday, March 5, 2021 – Sun and Stars Square

Sun and Stars Square

 

Cat of Crochet Cloudberry brings you the Sun and Stars Square.  This square uses the Granny Square technique, but starts out as a circle and turns into a square.  This square was originally designed as an old Victorian weather picture of the sun and stars.

The Sun and Stars Square crochet pattern is considered Intermediate level so Cat has added helpful picture and video tutorials.  You can get the free crochet pattern from Cat’s website Crochet Cloudberry.

 

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Week 7

Square 21 – Wednesday March 3, 2021 – Zanmi Crochet Square

Zanmi Crochet Square

 

Elisabeth from Desamour Designs brings you the Zanmi Crochet Square.  Zanmi is a Haitian word for friends and friendship.  This is a perfect word to describe the meaning behind our Friendship Blanket Square.

The Zanmi Crochet Square uses the Diamond Zigzag stitch.  This square design features the use of the Tunisian technique.  You can find a free pdf copy of the Zanmi Crochet Square at Desamour Designs.

 

Square 20 – Sunday, February 28, 2021 – Cross Puff Stitch Crochet Square

Cross Puff Stitch Crochet Square

 

Hannah of Han Jan Crochet brings you the Cross Puff Stitch Crochet Square that has LOTS of texture.  Some of you may be intimidated when you see Puff Stitches, so Hannah has made a helpful Video Tutorial to help you with her square.

When using the Puff Stitch in her design Hannah wanted to bring you more texture by adding some back loop and a lacy detailing.  Visit Han Jan Crochet and get a free pdf copy of this square’s crochet pattern. The Cross Puff Stitch Crochet Square would also be great for blankets, pillows, bags, and more.

 

Square 19 – Friday, February 26, 2021 – Dolphin Stitch Square

Dolphin Stitch Square

 

Malena of Straight Hooked brings you a square, the Dolphin Stitch Square, with a crochet stitch she created herself, the Dolphin Stitch.  This stitch uses 4 basic crochet stitches, the Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Double Crochet and Triple Crochet.

Malena’s design has a lot of texture that is perfect for this square.  The Dolphin Stitch Square can be crocheted quickly and the Dolphin Stitch can be used in so many crochet designs!  Visit Straight Hooked to get a free pdf copy of Malena’s signature stitch square.

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Week 6

Square 18 – Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – Sol Square

Sol Square

Emma of Emma Wilkinson Designs brings you the Sol Square.  The Sol Square uses a number of stitches to bring you this unique textured square.

The Puff Stitches in the Sol Square really make the texture stand out.  You can find a free pdf copy of the Sol Square at Emma Wilkinson Designs.

 

Square 17 – Sunday, February 21, 2021 – Sweet Stripes Friendship Square

Sweet Stripes Friendship Square

Lisa from Green Fox Farms Designs brings you the Sweet Stripes Friendship Square that uses the basic crochet stitches and row repeats that will be quick and easy to do!  Lisa has also made a great video tutorial to help you with this square.

You can make a whole set in different colors! A set of cloths paired with some bath salts and fancy soaps would be an awesome Mother’s Day Gift, housewarming gift or a gift for any occasion!  Visit Green Fox Farms Designs where you can find a free pdf copy of the Sweet Stripes Friendship Square.

 

Square 16 – Friday, February 19, 2021 – Connection Square

Connection Square

Helen & Sara, the hosts of the Friendship Blanket CAL, from Sunflower Cottage Crochet bring you the Connection Square that uses a neat stitch, the Bean Stitch.  Helen and Sara have right and left hand video tutorials to help you master this stitch.

This square can be used in so many different projects.  You can make a great washcloth or a spa set and it is a nice thick pattern stitch.  You can use cotton yarn and make a hot pad.  To find a free pdf copy of the Connection Square visit Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

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Week 5

Square 15 – Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – Friendship Blanket Square

Friendship Blanket Square

Natalia from Natali’s Crochet has brought you a square that has lots of texture with a beautiful design called the Friendship Blanket Square.

The Friendship Blanket Square is an intermediate design with puff stitches, foundation double crochet single crochet and double crochet.  These stitches may sound hard, but they are easier than they look.  You will find a helpful video tutorial that will show you how to crochet the whole square.  You can find a free pdf copy of this square at Natali’s website.

 

Square 14 – Sunday, February 14, 2021 – Tapestry Heart Square

Tapestry Heart Square

Amelia of Amelia Makes has brought you a perfect square not only this CAL, but for Valentine’s Day as well.  The Tapestry Heart Square uses the technique of tapestry.

The Tapestry Heart Square will also be good for pillow covers, bags, the possibilities are endless!  You will find the free crochet pattern at Amelia Makes‘ website.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Square 13 – Friday, February 12, 2021 – Kinship Square

Kinship Square

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shannon from The Loophole Fox has brought you a square using the Even Moss Stitch technique.  If you know how to chain, single crochet and half double crochet than you will be on easy street!  The Even Moss Stitch is the perfect way to brings you lots of texture.

Visit The Loophole Fox to find the free pattern on Shannon’s website. The Even Moss Stitch adds a ton of texture, is pretty easy once you get started, and is lightweight but warm!

 

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Week 4

Square 12 – Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – Eclectic Friendship Blanket Square

Eclectic Friendship Blanket Square

Trista of Crochets By Trista has brought you a square that uses the basic crochet stitches, the single crochet and double crochet.

When thinking about the type of squares we wanted to bring to you, we chose squares that have texture.  Even though the Eclectic Friendship Blanket Square uses the basic stitches, you still get a nice pretty texture.  You can find a free pdf copy of the Eclectic Friendship Blanket Square at Trista’s website Crochets by Trista.

 

Square 11 – Sunday, February 7, 2021 – Kindred Square

Kindred Square

Ashley of Through The Loop Yarn Craft wanted to bring you a square that has the Honey Comb look of Tunisian Crochet.  The Kindred Square has a nice thick texture, which is one of the things we wanted to bring you in the designs of the Friendship Blanket CAL.

To get a free pdf copy of the Kindred Square crochet pattern you can visit Through The Loop Yarn Craft.  The can be many ways to use the design of the Kindred Square.  You can make pillow covers, placemats, and more.  Switch the yarn out for cotton yarn and you can make nice pot holders!

 

Square 10 – Friday, February 5, 2021 – Diamonds Square

Diamonds Square

 

The Diamonds Square was designed by me, Jo of Jos Crafty Hook! Who doesn’t ❤️ covering themselves in diamonds! The Diamonds Square uses the Argyle Shell Stitch that I discovered earlier this year and fell in ❤️ with!

You can use the Diamond Square crochet pattern to surround yourself with more diamonds! You can customize the pattern to make pillow covers, table runners, wraps, and more! You can get a free pdf copy of the Diamonds Square crochet at my website here.

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Week 3

Square 9 – Wednesday, February 3, 2021Ara Square

Ara Square
Ara Square

 

Kristine of Ambassador Crochet wanted to design a square that reminder her of a galaxy of bright stars. So set your sites on the Ara galaxy above as you crochet the Asa Square that starts out as a circle and turns into a square.

You can find a free pattern of the Asa Square at Ambassador Crochet website.  Crochet more than one of these squares and surround yourself in your own galaxy of stars.

 

Square 8 – Sunday, January 31, 2021 – Raised Diagonal Square

Raised Diagonal Square

Sara of Sunflower Cottage Crochet wanted to bring you a square with flair.  Each row you will work in the post stitches to create the diagonal look.

The Raised Diagonal Square can be found at Sunflower Cottage Crochet where you can get a free pdf copy of her square.  The Raised Diagonal Square would also make a great washcloth or you could increase the stitch count and make a pillow with it, or a gorgeous runner.

 

Square 7 – Friday, January 29, 2021 – Omatra Square

Omatra Square

 

Bella of Three Fates Creation’s named her square Omatra.  Omatra is a Sanskrit word meaning protection.  I think protection is fitting because the Friendship Blanket brings so many unique crochet designers from all over the world and what is a blanket for, but protection from the cold.

The design of this square starts out as a circle and turns into a square.  You can find a free pdf copy of the Omatra square by going to Three Fates Creation here.
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Week 2

Square 6 – Wednesday, January 27, 2021 – Diamond Bliss Square

Diamond Bliss Square

 

Caleb from Crafting at the Poole designed this gorgeous square for our Friendship Blanket CAL.  The diamond bliss square has what any girl loves, diamonds!  The texture in this square is created by using front post and back post triple crochet stitches.

Caleb has a video tutorial of this square attached to his post for those who are unfamiliar with these stitches.  So visit Crafting at the Poole and get a free pdf copy of the Diamond Bliss Square.

 

Square 5 – Sunday, January 24, 2021 – Illusion Square

Illusion Square

The illusion square is so bright and colorful, it brings to mind tapestry crochet.  The basic stitches used are single crochet, you just can carry your different color yarns with you.

L’amas De Laine is the designer behind the Illusion Square.  You can get a free pdf copy of the pattern directly from L’amas De Laine.  If you enjoy making square, remember that you can always use the pattern for blankets, pillow covers, table runners, tops, and so many wonderful things!

 

Square 4 – Friday, January 22, 2021 – Rambling Rose Square

Rambling Rose Square

 

The rambling roses square is a combination of the Primrose stitch and the half double crochet stitches.  There are a lot fun ways to use this design.  You can make it as a washcloth, a hot pad, table or bed runner.

So stop by Made for Gootie and get the Rambling Rose Square crochet pattern.  You can get a free pdf copy of this pattern from Made by Gootie’s

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Week 1

Square 3 – Wednesday, January 20, 2021 – Lauren Square

The Lauren Square

Square 3 was designed by Suzanne of Crafting Each Day.  This square has a wavy design that looks like ocean waves.  The color is gorgeous and makes you think of clear blue water.

The Lauren Square is available for free on Crafting Each Day’s website.  You will find the pattern only uses basic stitches.  It uses single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet.  Visit Crafting Each Day and get your free crochet pattern.

 

Square 2 – Sunday, January 17, 2021 -Pretty Petals Crochet Square

Square 2 was designed by Amelia of Amelia Makes.  This square uses a lacy design.  This square can be used in many different projects.  It looks like leaves or maybe scattered petals.

This square is available as a free pattern on Amelia’s blog. If you would like the free pdf, Amelia has updated her free pattern for signing up to her emails so an immediate pdf version of this pattern will be delivered directly to your inbox. If you have any issues getting the pdf please contact Amelia directly and she will help you!

 

Square 1 – Friday, January 15, 2021 – Kinship Square

Kinship Square

 

Square 1 starts off with our hosts, Helen and Sara of Sunflower Cottage Crochet.  Their square is aptly named the Kinship Square.  It uses the fpdc & bpdc stitches to create a nice tight, textured square.  Don’t worry!  There are helpful Video Tutorials inside the crochet pattern to help you master these stitches!

 

You can find all the information needed about the Friendship CAL and how to get a free copy of the Friendship Square at Sunflower Cottage Crochet.  You can also join our hosts’ Facebook Group Sunflower Cottage Crochet Community if you have questions about the CAL, share WIPs, and more.  They will have great tips, tricks, and useful information as the CAL progresses.

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Again, if you would like to purchase the Friendship CAL Bundle and get ALL 40 square crochet patterns at ONE time, click on the picture below or here.

Friendship Blanket

 

You can find more of my crochet patterns at these locations listed below.

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  • Thank you for stopping by my website!  Check out some of my patterns at my Ravelry Store Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs or LoveCraft or Etsy Shop JosCraftyHook or get free crochet patterns at my website joscraftyhook.com!  While you are at my website be sure to subscribe to my Newsletter.  This way you will be notified when I release another pattern or giveaway or blog post!
  •  If you have any questions or concerns about this pattern or any other pattern please find me at Joey Lea Baird on Facebook or email me at jo@joscraftyhook.com
  • You are free to sell or gift the item you make from my website, please do NOT claim any of my designs as your own.   If you share your finished product, please acknowledge me as the designer.  Please forward any one who would like to do this crochet pattern or any of my patterns to the Ravelry Store or to LoveCraft or to my Etsy shop, or to my website.  The web addresses for any place to connect with me are listed below.
  • Every purchase of my patterns helps!  It allows me to buy more yarn so I can create and design more Handmade Crocheted Creations for you to enjoy.
  • I would LOVE to see your version of my designs!  You can “Hook It” at my Ravelry Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs OR add a pic using the hashtag of the design at anyone of the places below that allows you to connect with me!  Comments, Feedback, etc. are ALWAYS welcome at my website www.joscraftyhook.com!
  • If you would like to make a donation to Jo’s Crafty Hook and help me with the costs of running my website, crocheting new designs I would greatly appreciate it!

 

Wrapped in Diamonds Free Crochet Pattern

The weather has really turned cold here in NE Ohio! Since we still have a few more months of cold weather ahead, I decided to bring you a perfect crochet pattern to wrap you up in warmth. The Wrapped in Diamonds Free Crochet Pattern will help you stay warm. You can also make it for a loved one and wrap them in what many girls love, Diamonds. Below you will find the Wrapped in Diamonds Free Crochet Pattern!

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Wrapped in Diamonds Wrap

 

The Wrapped in Diamonds Wrap uses a new stitch for me that I found last year, the Argyle Shell Stitch.  I have created 9 other crochet patterns using this stitch.  Once you get the hang of the pattern repeats, the wrap will be done before you know it!

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I am collaborating with Bernadine of Me N My Hook and over 20 other crochet designers in the Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Blog Hop. In this blog hop we will be bringing a wide range of crochet patterns that would be perfect for moms. The Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Blog Hop runs from February 1, 2021 until February 28, 2021.  This blog hops runs each day starting at 10a GMT or 5a EST and runs until 9:59a GMT or 4:59a EST until the next day.

On my day, February 8, 2021 you can get a free pdf copy of my Wrapped in Diamonds Wrap crochet pattern.

To find out how the Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Blog Hop works and to get the Coupon Code for my free pdf copy of my Wrapped in Diamonds Wrap on February 8, 2021 visit Me N My Hook or click on the button below.

 

On my day, February 8, 2021 you can get a free pdf copy of my Wrapped in Diamonds Wrap crochet pattern. Click on the button below to go directly to Ravelry with your Coupon Code you just got from Me N My Hook using the button above.

 

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You can find more of my crochet patterns at these locations listed below.

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Etsy

Below you will find the free crochet pattern for the Wrapped in Diamonds Wrap.

 

Wrapped in Diamonds Wrap

 

Pattern Information:

Materials:
1000 yards #3 Lightweight Yarn
US Hook I or 5.5mm
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Gauge:
US I Hook or 5.5mm
2 full diamonds = 4″ wide
2 full diamonds 4″ length

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:
ch = chain stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sp = space
ss = slip stitch

Size:
26” x 73”

Notes:
Stitch count is a multiple of 8 + 2
There are helpful Video Tutorials below

Special Stitch:

Shell = (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) all in the same stitch.
Argyle Shell Stitch = consist of the base chain plus the repeat rows R2-R5, this creates the stitch which makes the Diamond shapes.

How to crochet in the Back Bar of Chain

How to crochet in the Back Bar of Chain

Video Tutorials:
Right Handed Version here.
Left Handed Version here.

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Wrapped in Diamonds Wrap

 

Pattern:

**If you prefer a wrap that is not as wide at the bottom, this is where you would shorten your chain count.  Be sure to use the multiple of 8 + 2**

R1:  Chain 82, in the back bar of the chain, sc in 2nd chain.  (see pic above)  *Ch 5, skip 3 ch, sc in the back bar of the next ch*. Repeat to the end.  Make sure you have a sc in the last stitch.

Row 1

R2:  Ch 5 and turn.  sc in ch-5 sp, shell in next sc, sc in next ch-5 sp.  *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, shell in next sc, sc in next ch-5 sp.* Repeat from * to * until the last sc, then ch 2 and dc in last sc.

Row 2

R3:  Ch 1 and turn.  sc in 1st st, shell in next sc, sc in center dc of shell, shell in next sc.  *sc in next ch-5 sp, shell in next sc, sc in center dc of shell, shell in next sc* Repeat from * to * until the last ch-5 sp, then sc in 3rd ch of the last ch-5 sp.

Row 3

R4:  ch 5 and turn.  sc in center dc of shell, shell in next sc, sc in center dc of shell, *ch 5, sc in center dc of shell, shell in next sc, sc in dc of shell.*  Repeat from * to * until the last sc, then ch 2 and dc in last sc.

Row 4

R5:  ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st.  Ch 5, *sc in center dc of shell, ch 5, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 5*  Repeat from * to * until the last ch-5 sp, then sc in center dc of shell, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch of the last ch-5 sp.

Row 5

R6-R145:  Repeat R2-R5 or until your desired length is reached.

**If you prefer a wrap that is not as long, this is where you would not crochet as many rows**

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Example of Finish Border

Border:

Side of Wrap

Step 1:
Turn your work to work on the long side of the Wrap.

Step 2:
(dc, ch 1, dc) all in the same stitch.  *sc in the next st, (dc, ch 1 dc)*  Repeat from * to * until you come to the corner of Wrap.  

Bottom of the Wrap

Step 1:
Turn your work to work along the bottom of the Wrap.

Step 2:
*sc, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc), sc all in the same stitch*.  Repeat from * to * to the corner. 

Bottom Side of the Wrap

 

Other Side of Wrap

Step 1:
Turn your work to work on the long side of the Wrap.

Step 2:
(dc, ch 1, dc) all in the same stitch.  *sc in the next st, (dc, ch 1 dc)*  Repeat from * to * to the corner of Wrap.

other side of Wrap

Top of the Wrap:
Step 1:
Turn your work to work along the top of the Wrap.

Step 2:
*sc, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc), sc all in the same stitch*.  Repeat from * to *to the corner.  ss in next st and fasten off.

Top side of Wrap

 

Fasten off and Weave in the ends. Wrap yourself or your loved ones in Diamonds and warmth!

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Earlier I stated that I used the Argyle Shell Stitch in this wrap and 9 other crochet patterns. I am happy to announce you can find ALL 10 crochet patterns in one pdf, my Diamonds Collection eBook. You can find it at Ravelry and Etsy!

In my collection you will find 1 bonus crochet pattern that is not sold in any of my stores, the Diamond Arches Tee. Inside my eBook you will find patterns for this wrap, 2 summer tees, a poncho, 2 pocket shawl in adult and child sizes, a cowl, and an Afghan square. Each pattern has multiple sizes to choose from. You can customize these patterns to fit your style, size, and colors.

I am offering my Diamonds Collection eBook at an introductory price of $30! The original retail price of all the crochet patterns in my eBook is $50. So you can get it for 40% off that’s $20 off the retail value! Visit my Ravelry Store and Etsy Shop for your copy today!

You can find more of my crochet patterns at these locations listed below.

Ravelry
Lovecraft
Etsy

Find me, Jo of Jo’s Crafty Hook at any one of these places listed below!

Website:      www.joscraftyhook.com

Ravelry
Lovecraft
Etsy

Facebook Group:  www.facebook.com/JosCraftyHook-ers

Facebook Page:     www.facebook.com/JosCraftyHook

Facebook Page:     www.facebook.com/JosCraftyHookDesigns

Instagram:    www.instagram.com/joscraftyhook

Pinterest:     www.pinterest.com/baird0095

Twitter:         www.twitter.com/joscraftyhook

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  • If you would like to make a donation to Jo’s Crafty Hook and help me with the costs of running my website, crocheting new designs I would greatly appreciate it!

From the Designer:

  • Thank you for stopping by my website!  Check out some of my patterns at my Ravelry Store Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs or LoveCraft or Etsy Shop JosCraftyHook or get free crochet patterns at my website joscraftyhook.com!  While you are at my website be sure to subscribe to my Newsletter.  This way you will be notified when I release another pattern or giveaway or blog post!
  •  If you have any questions or concerns about this pattern or any other pattern please find me at Joey Lea Baird on Facebook or email me at jo@joscraftyhook.com
  • You are free to sell or gift the item you make from my website, please do NOT claim any of my designs as your own.   If you share your finished product, please acknowledge me as the designer.  Please forward any one who would like to do this crochet pattern or any of my patterns to the Ravelry Store or to LoveCraft or to my Etsy shop, or to my website.  The web addresses for any place to connect with me are listed below.
  • Every purchase of my patterns helps!  It allows me to buy more yarn so I can create and design more Handmade Crocheted Creations for you to enjoy.
  • I would LOVE to see your version of my designs!  You can “Hook It” at my Ravelry Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs OR add a pic using the hashtag of the design at anyone of the places below that allows you to connect with me!  Comments, Feedback, etc. are ALWAYS welcome at my website www.joscraftyhook.com!

 

 

 

Diamonds Square Crochet Pattern

I am happy to bring you my Diamonds Square Crochet Pattern that was designed specifically for the Friendship Blanket CAL hosted by Helen and Sara of Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

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In designing the blanket, we wanted to bring you squares that have texture and definition.  When crocheting the diamond square you will see a lot of texture and definition in the shapes that appear.

When designing the square and thinking about the blanket, I wanted to cover you in what every person loves, Diamonds!  With the finished look of the square it reminds me of the diamond pattern that shows up in Argyle Socks.  lol

The diamonds square crochet pattern uses the basic crochet stitches found in many crochet patterns.  I used the Argyle Shell Stitch.  If you are unfamiliar with this stitch, there are helpful picture and video tutorials in the pattern below.

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Diamonds Squares

If you would like an Ad-Free pdf copy of the Diamods Square for $1.50, you can find it at my Ravelry Store Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs.  You can find out more about the Friendship Blanket CAL on my website here.

As part of the CAL we are offering the Friendship Blanket CAL Bundle.  You can get ALL of the 40 pdf copies of the crochet patterns for the blanket.  Use the button below and grab your copy for $10!

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Diamonds Squares

Pattern Information:

Materials:
100-120 yards 4 ply (Aran) Worsted Weight Yarn
US Hook J or 6 mm
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Gauge:
US J Hook or 6 mm
2 full diamonds = 2.66″ wide
2 full diamonds 4″ length

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:
ch = chain stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sp = space
ss = slip stitch

Size:
9” x 9”

Notes:
Stitch count is a multiple of 8 + 2
There are helpful Video Tutorials below

Special Stitch:

Shell = (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) all in the same stitch.
Argyle Shell Stitch = consist of the base chain plus the repeat rows R2-R5, this creates the stitch which makes the Diamond shapes.

How to crochet in the Back Bar of Chain

How to crochet in the Back Bar of Chain

Video Tutorials:
Argyle Shell Stitch – Right Handed Version here.

Argyle Shell Stitch – Left Handed Version here.

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Diamonds Square

Pattern:

R1:  Chain 26, in the back bar of the chain, sc in 2nd chain.  (see pic below)  *Ch 5, skip 3 ch, sc in the back bar of the next ch*. Repeat to the end.  Make sure you have a sc in the last stitch.

Row 1

R2:  Ch 5 and turn.  sc in ch-5 sp, shell in next sc, sc in next ch-5 sp.  *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, shell in next sc, sc in next ch-5 sp.* Repeat from * to * until the last sc, then ch 2 and dc in last sc.

Row 2

R3:  Ch 1 and turn.  sc in 1st st, shell in next sc, sc in center dc of shell, shell in next sc.  *sc in next ch-5 sp, shell in next sc, sc in center dc of shell, shell in next sc* Repeat from * to * until the last ch-5 sp, then sc in 3rd ch of the last ch-5 sp.

Row 3

R4:  ch 5 and turn.  sc in center dc of shell, shell in next sc, sc in center dc of shell, *ch 5, sc in center dc of shell, shell in next sc, sc in dc of shell.*  Repeat from * to * until the last sc, then ch 2 and dc in last sc.

Row 4

R5:  ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st.  Ch 5, *sc in center dc of shell, ch 5, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 5*  Repeat from * to * until the last ch-5 sp, then sc in center dc of shell, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch of the last ch-5 sp.

Row 5

R6-R18:  Repeat R2-R5

Do not fasten off.

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Border:

Side of Square

Step 1:
Turn your work to work on the side of the square.

Step 2:
(dc, ch 1, dc) all in the same stitch.  *sc in the next st, (dc, ch 1 dc)*  Repeat from * to * until you come to the corner of square.  

1st Side of Sqaure

Bottom of Square

Step 1:
Turn your work to work along the bottom of the square.

Step 2:
*sc, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc), sc all in the same stitch*.  Repeat from * to * to the corner. 

Bottom Side of the Square

Other Side of Square

Step 1:
Turn your work to work on the long side of the square.

Step 2:
(dc, ch 1, dc) all in the same stitch.  *sc in the next st, (dc, ch 1 dc)*  Repeat from * to * to the corner of the square.

Other side of Square

Top of Square

Step 1:
Turn your work to work along the top of the Wrap.

Step 2:
*sc, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc), sc all in the same stitch*.  Repeat from * to *to the corner.  ss in next st and fasten off.

Top side of Square

 

Fasten off and weave in the ends. 

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If you like using the Argyle Shell Stitch in this square, I have 9 other crochet patterns available that use this stitch.  You can find ALL 9 crochet patterns in one pdf, my Diamonds Collection eBook. You can find it at Ravelry and Etsy!

In my collection you will find 1 bonus crochet pattern that is not sold in any of my stores, the Diamond Arches Tee. Inside my eBook you will find patterns for this wrap, 2 summer tees, a poncho, 2 pocket shawl in adult and child sizes, a cowl, and an Afghan square. Each pattern has multiple sizes to choose from. You can customize these patterns to fit your style, size, and colors.

Therefore, I am offering my Diamonds Collection eBook at an introductory price of $30! The original retail price of all the crochet patterns in my eBook is $50, so you can get it for $20 off! Visit my Ravelry Store and Etsy Shop for your copy today!

You can find more of my crochet patterns at these locations listed below.

Ravelry
Lovecraft
Etsy

Find me, Jo of Jo’s Crafty Hook at any one of these places listed below!

Website:      www.joscraftyhook.com

Ravelry
Lovecraft
Etsy

Facebook Group:  www.facebook.com/JosCraftyHook-ers

Facebook Page:     www.facebook.com/JosCraftyHook

Facebook Page:     www.facebook.com/JosCraftyHookDesigns

Instagram:    www.instagram.com/joscraftyhook

Pinterest:     www.pinterest.com/baird0095

Twitter:         www.twitter.com/joscraftyhook

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk-6IB36bg4gkvaawn3xfdg

  • If you would like to make a donation to Jo’s Crafty Hook and help me with the costs of running my website, crocheting new designs I would greatly appreciate it!

From the Designer:

  • Thank you for stopping by my website!  Check out some of my patterns at my Ravelry Store Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs or LoveCraft or Etsy Shop JosCraftyHook or get free crochet patterns at my website joscraftyhook.com!  While you are at my website be sure to subscribe to my Newsletter.  This way you will be notified when I release another pattern or giveaway or blog post!
  •  If you have any questions or concerns about this pattern or any other pattern please find me at Joey Lea Baird on Facebook or email me at jo@joscraftyhook.com
  • You are free to sell or gift the item you make from my website, please do NOT claim any of my designs as your own.   If you share your finished product, please acknowledge me as the designer.  Please forward any one who would like to do this crochet pattern or any of my patterns to the Ravelry Store or to LoveCraft or to my Etsy shop, or to my website.  The web addresses for any place to connect with me are listed below.
  • Every purchase of my patterns helps!  It allows me to buy more yarn so I can create and design more Handmade Crocheted Creations for you to enjoy.
  • I would LOVE to see your version of my designs!  You can “Hook It” at my Ravelry Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs OR add a pic using the hashtag of the design at anyone of the places below that allows you to connect with me!  Comments, Feedback, etc. are ALWAYS welcome at my website www.joscraftyhook.com!

Triple Vee Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

I know Spring is nowhere near here in NE Ohio!  But, I have the perfect design to help you get ready for Spring, the Triple Vee Scarf Free Crochet Pattern!

Do you LOVE Spring?  I do!  It is one of my favorite times of year.  With all the trees budding, new flowers blooming, green grass growing, ahhhhh I LOVE Spring!

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With any season in mind the Triple Vee Scarf Crochet Pattern is the perfect accessory to any weather’s wardrobe.  It has a nice airy stitch.  It uses Fingering Weight Yarn and a nice big Double Treble Crochet or the Triple Stitch as I like to call it.

Even though this pattern doesn’t use basic stitches, any beginner can do it.  I have Video Tutorials to help anyone along the way if they are not familiar with the Foundation Double Crochet, Alternate Chain 2 or 3, and the Double Treble Crochet.

If you would like an Ad-Free pdf copy of any of my crochet patterns you can find it at:
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Triple Vee Scarf

Pattern Details

Materials:

I used 436 yards of 100% SW Merino Fingering Weight Yarn in Red Dragonfly
436-475 Fingering Weight Yarn
US G Crochet Hook or 4mm Crochet Hook

**You can find a great selection from @thefrostedstitch on Instagram**

Size:
52” long x 12” wide blocked

Gauge is not important since the width and length can be customized 

Stitches/Abbreviations Used:

ch = chain
fdc = foundation double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = triple crochet or double treble crochet
VS = vee stitch
alt ch 2 = alternate chain 2
alt ch 3 = alternate chain 3

Special Stitches:

vee stitch = (2 triple crochet, chain 1, 2 triple crochet) all in the same stitch
foundation double crochet = consists of a chain plus a double crochet
alternate chain 2 = takes the place of a double crochet
alternate chain 3 = takes the place of a triple crochet 

Video Tutorials:

foundation double crochet here.
triple crochet or double treble crochet here.
alternate chain 2 here.
alternate chain 3 here.

 

If you would like an Ad-Free pdf copy of any of my crochet patterns you can find it at:
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Etsy

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Pattern

 

R1:  fdc 58 turn
Optional:  ch 60, dc in the 4th ch from hook, dc in remaining 56 st.  turn 58 dc

R2:  alt ch 2 or ch 3 and turn.  dc in remaining 57 st. turn. 58 dc

R3:  alt 3 or ch 4, tr in the next st, *skip 4 st, VS in the next st*. Repeat from * to * until the last 6 st.  skip 4 st and tr in the last 2 st.  turn

R4:  alt ch 3 or ch 4, tr in the next st, *VS in the ch-1 sp of vs*  Repeat from * to * until the last 4 st.  tr in the last 2 st.  turn

R5-R65:  Repeat R4

**If you want a longer scarf, repeat R4 until you reach your desired length.**

R66:  turn, alt ch 2 or ch 3 and dc in each remaining st across.  turn. 44 dc

R67:  alt ch 2 or ch 3 and dc in each remaining st across.  44 dc

**I made my scarf into a cowl.  If you would like to do the same then leave a long tail for sewing.**

To make a Cowl:

Use the mattress stitch or whichever stitch you prefer to sew the cowl evenly together.  

Yes there are an uneven number of stitches at the top and bottom of the scarf.  To sew the scarf ends together you can go into a stitch more than one time.  

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

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If you like this pattern, you can find all of my crochet patterns at these stores below:

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Etsy

 

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Wrapped in Love Boot Cuffs Crochet Pattern

I pray you all had a Blessed Holiday Season and are looking forward to what 2021 brings.  In today’s post I will be sharing with you my newest Valentine’s Day crochet design, the Wrapped in Love Boot Cuffs Crochet Pattern.

This page contains affiliate links.  You can make a purchase using these links that I provide where I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you.)  Purchases you make will help keep my website, my Ravelry Store, my Etsy Shop, and LoveCrafts  going and provide quality designs just for you!

As you see in the picture below you can see the Wrapped in Love Boot Cuffs can be done in a variety of colors and sizes.  My testers did an Amazing job!  I LOVE their color choices!  There is a free Child Size version of the Wrapped in Love Boot Cuffs crochet pattern below.

 

 

 

I am also starting off the New Year by collaborating with 25 other designers in a Blog Hop hosted Joy of Anvi’s Granny Handicrafts.  Starting 1/2/21 until 1/27/21 you can get free crochet patterns for Valentine’s Day in the 26 Days of Love Blog Hop.

 

 

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Joy has gathered 25 crochet designers who will be sharing their Valentine’s Day crochet patterns with you.  Each day of the 26 Days of Love Blog Hop you will be able to get a free pdf crochet pattern from one of the 26 crochet designers.  Below you will find each designer and their crochet pattern they will be giving to you for free.

 

Here’s how it works:

Each day you will need to go to Anvi’s Granny 26 Days of Love Blog Hop post to find the day’s designer and get the Coupon Code needed for that day.  Each day you can get the free pattern starting at 10a EST and ending at 9:59a EST the next day.  You will find 1 designer and 1 free pdf crochet pattern that you can get from that designer for 24 hours on their day.  Use the Button below to go to Joy’s blog hop post and grab each day’s Coupon Code.

On January 13 starting at 10a EST until January 14, 2021 at 9:59a EST you will be able to download a free pdf copy of my Wrapped in Love Boot Cuffs crochet pattern.  You can use the button below to go to Ravelry after you have grabbed the Coupon Code from Joy’s blog post on January 13 at 10a EST until 9:59a EST on January 14, 2021.

 

 

Also during the 26 Days of Love Blog Hop you can purchase the 26 Days of Love Bundle!  You will get all 26 crochet patterns from these awesome designers for an amazing price of $17, this is 80% off the retail price!  You can click on the image below to take advantage of this huge discounted bundle!

Below you can find the child size crochet pattern of my boot cuffs.  Thank you for taking part in the 26 Days of Love Blog Hop & Bundle!  I hope these crochet patterns inspire you to show your LOVE to your family and friends!

Once again you can find the Coupon Code daily at Joy’s blog post.  You can also take advantage of the 26 Days of Love Bundle to get all of the fabulous crochet designs at one time!

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Etsy
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Below you will find a free crochet pattern of the Wrapped in Love Boot Cuffs crochet pattern in the Child Size.  Be sure to measure you calf before you crochet the cuffs.  You also need to take into account that you will be wearing the boot cuffs over you pant legs.

Wrapped in Love Boot Cuffs

Materials:
US H Hook or 5 mm
MC-200-400 yards of #4 Worsted Weight Yarn
CC-10-40 yards of #4 Worsted Weight Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Gauge:
US H Hook or 5 mm Hook
8 dc x 4 rows = 2″

Stitches Used:
ch = chain
ch sp = chain space
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
alt ch 2 = alternate chain 2
fdc = foundation double crochet
ldc = long double crochet
beg shell = beginning shell
shell = shell
MC = Main Color
CC = Contrasting Color

Special Stitches:
Beginning Shell = alt ch 2, dc, ch 1, 2 dc all in the same stitch
Shell = 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc all in the same stitch

Video Tutorials:
foundation double crochet here

beg shell here
shell
here
Changing Colors here
long double crochet here

Notes:

  • The boot cuffs are worked in the round.  Slip stitch into the 1st stitch, the chain space or the stitch specified.
  • alt ch 2 DOES count as a dc.
  • Shell rows create the heart.
  • If you want to change colors for the hearts, you would do it on the shell rows.
  • There are helpful hints for using the MC and CC below the Adult Size pattern.
  • Sizes are for child, teen, small adult, medium adult, and large adult.
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Boot Cuffs:

  • If you want to do a bigger size or see how to change colors for the hearts, you can purchase a pdf copy of the crochet pattern for $3 from Ravelry.  
  • There are helpful hints for using the MC and CC below the Adult Large size
  • There are Video Tutorials showing you how to crochet the Repeat Rows on my YouTube Channel

Child Size:
Leave a long tail for sewing the foundation row closed.

R1:  fdc 28 sl st in beginning fdc to join.  28 fdc

Optional:  ch 30, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each remaining st.  sl st in 1st ch to join.  28 dc

Use Tapestry Needle to close FDC.

R2:  alt ch 2 and dc around.  28 dc

R3:  sl st into 1st dc. [alt ch 2, dc, ch 1, 2 dc all in the same stitch. (beg shell) made]  ch 2, skip 6 st, 2 dc, ch 1. 2 dc all in the same stitch. (shell made).  *ch 2, skip 6 st, shell in next st.*  Repeat from * to * around.  ch 2 and sl st in top of alt ch 2 of beg shell.  4 shells

R4:  sl st over to ch 1 sp of beg shell, ch 1, sc in same st., *ch 2, skip 2 dc from previous row, 1 ldc in next 2 st, ch 2, sc in ch 1 space of next shell.*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st in sc to join.    

R5:  alt ch 2 in first st and dc in each remaining st.  28 dc

R6-R8:  Repeat R3-R5

R9-R10:  alt ch 2 in first st and dc in each remaining st around.  28 dc

Fasten off and weave in the ends.
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