Jo’s Boat Tote Crochet Pattern

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

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

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

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

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3 Crochet Hat Patterns Designs by me, Jo

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

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

3 Crochet Hat Pattern Designs by me, Jo
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.

3 Crochet Hat Pattern Designs by me, Jo
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.

3 Crochet Hat Pattern Designs by me, Jo
Jo’s Spiral Hat
3 Crochet Hat Pattern Designs by me, Jo
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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Keeping Track of your Crocheted Pics

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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.

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Shopping for Crochet Supplies Using Amazon Prime

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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.

 

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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.

Jo’s Version

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

Jo’s Version

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

Jo’s Version

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

Jo’s Version

#6 or F. Crisis Cross Tank Top by Rhelena

Jo’s Version

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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Summer Shorts Collection

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Summer is just around the corner!  It will be a time for sun, fun, and being on the run!  With these things comes swimming, sunbathing, gardening, and maybe keeping yourself from going crazy because the kids are out of school!  If you are like me, a crocheter, than Summer is a BAD word!  It means you can’t crochet or you can’t crochet those bigger projects because its too HOT and the yarn just doesn’t glide through your fingers due to sweat.  I know I was freaking out a couple of weeks ago when it was SO hot here in Ohio!  I was working on a long sweater vest I am designing and the material was just too much!  It was sticking on my fingers, the material was like a blanket across my lap, and I just wasn’t making any progress!  I was walking around the house asking myself “what am I going to do if I CAN’T crochet?!” over and over again!  My husband finally said “crochet with the thread!”  I guess he was getting a little worried about my sanity! lol  Once he said those words I was like DUH!  I told myself “You can work on some of the patterns you have stock piled that call for the thread and the fingering yarn.”  So I broke out my Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread and my Fingering Yarn and started making the 3D flowers that are all the rave on YouTube.

If you know anything about Ohio you know that one day it can be 90 degrees and the next 65 degrees.  I took advantage of those cooler days and crocheted up some Summer Shorts.  I absolutely love to take advantage of the FREE Crochet Patterns you can find on Pinterest!  All of the patterns listed in this post were FREE!  The shorts don’t call for much yarn and some of them you can use 100% cotton in place of acrylic yarn.  Using about 1 skein of the acrylic yarn I was able to make a pair of shorts or 2 depending on the size.  Below you will see the different types of shorts I made using the acrylic yarn.

The shorts above were made following along with a video on YouTube. They use the granny square method of crocheting, but the designer uses 8 corners instead of 4.  The designer uses crochet thread #4 with a 3.5 mm crochet hook,  but I used 4 ply worsted weight acrylic yarn with a 5.5 mm crochet hook.  Professora Simone Eleotério is the creator of this pattern, even though the she was speaking Portuguese, I was able to follow along by watching her as she crochets the shorts.  If you would like to make these shorts yourself you can do so by entering this title into YouTube’s search engine Shorts de Crochê | Iniciantes |6 à 12 anos | Professora Simone.  

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The shorts above are titled ‘G Square Shorts’ and I found the pattern at www.365crochet.com  I used 3 different colors in 4 ply worsted weight acrylic yarn and a US J crochet hook sized 6.0 mm.  These shorts use the granny square crochet method, which I love to do.  My daughter loved my pair so much that she wanted a pair of her own!  The blue and brown are mine and the purple and black my daughters.

Now these shorts above used 100% cotton.  Cotton is a good ingredient to use in Summer clothing, it is lighter, drys faster and is easier to wash and dry than Acrylic yarn.  I started out using another FREE pattern from www.365crochet.com titled ‘Comfy Cotton Shorts.’   These cotton shorts were super easy to make, it only took me 2 days from start to finish!

If you are interested in purchasing your own set of shorts, click on My Etsy Shop and you will see all the shorts you have to choose from!  If you don’t see your size or would like a different color, NO Problem!  Me and my Crafty Hook would be more than Happy to Customize you your own pair!  You can fill out the form below with your shorts order specifics.  You can aslo stop by my Etsy shop and leave me a message there with the specifics of your shorts order!  As I always tell my Customers “any item can be customized to fit YOUR style, size, and colors!”

I hope just by reading this post I hope it has made you cooler!  I look forward to Summer and seeing all of the Handmade Crocheted
Creations I will get to make!

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Be sure to stop back by to see what my Crafty Hook has created next! I’m going to sit out in my back yard soaking up the sun while I crochet my next project.