Save the Song Birds with Scrap Yarn

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Save the Song Birds with Scrap Yarn

Save the Song Birds with Scrap Yarn

As my family will tell you, I LOVE Birds! I love Blue Jays, Cardinals, Woodpeckers, Cat Birds, and more! I could go on and on about the different types of Birds I love, but I won’t. But I do want YOU crocheters or knitters out there to LOVE Song Birds so much that you make the baby birds a Nest with YOUR talent!

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My adopted daughter,Victoria Dunn, brought this idea to my attention, I LOVED this idea SO much that I want to get YOU involved! I found a pattern last night in my Gram’s old crochet patterns that I thought would be perfect for all of us to crochet for the baby song birds. SO I am sharing it right here on my Blog AND inside my FB Group Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs!  So be sure to crochet a basket (or 4), share it with us in my FB Group and I will share your pics on my website!

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For those of you like me, Chronic Pain sufferer or Scoliosis Survivor, this Crochet/Knit pattern is right up your alley!  It takes very little yarn, very little time, and leaves you with a HUGE sense of accomplishment!!  Here is the original post and the related post as well.  You can even watch a video about the group that use these nests.  For those of you that would like to mail in your nest when finished, here is the address to sent it to:

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue
CWR
Po box 1484
Indian Trail NC 28079

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You can use 2 strands of your Scrap Yarn!  1-1.5 ounces of each color is all you need!  I know I have made 8 so far and I haven’t even put a dent in my scrap yarn.

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Materials:

#4 Worsted Weight Yarn (1-3 oz)
#4 Worsted Weight 100% Cotton Yarn (1-3 oz)
US Hook J or 5.75 mm if needing tighter stitches
US Hook K or 6.50 mm

**You will use 2 strands at one time. We want the stitches to be nice and tight, so the cold air doesn’t hurt the baby birds.**

Nest will measure 3″ wide x 3″ tall

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Pattern:

ch 4

R1: 11 dc in the 4th ch from hook. Join with ss in to top of ch 3. (12 dc)

R2: Ch 3, 1 dc in the same space, 2 dc in the each stitch around.  ss to join (24 stitches)

R3: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st.* Repeat * around (36 st)

R4: Ch 3, 1 dc in the back loop only of each st around. (36 st)

R6-R8: Ch 3, 1 dc in each dc around.. (36 st)


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**The ladies of the organization provided a Crochet and Knit Pattern, but the above Crochet Pattern is my own design.**

Knitted Artificial Bird Nest


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Directions:

On size 5 dpn’s cast on 54 stitches using 2 or 3 strands of yarn so the nests are tightly knit and will stand up in a bowl shape on their own! (divide sts up into 18 sts/needle). Work in knit (stockingette is automatic on dpn’s) stitch for approximately 3 inches. Begin decreasing for the crown as follows:

Next row: *K 7, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Next row: *K 6, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Next row: *K 5, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Nest row: *K 4, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Next row: *K 3, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Next row: *K 2, k 2 tog* repeat to end
Next row: *K 1, k 2 tog* repeat to end

Clip off yarn leaving a tail of about 6 inches.

Using yarn needle, slide yarn needle under all stitches on needles, and draw tight to close up the end. Knot

Make sure the nest can stand up in a bowl shape on its own!

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  • If you have any questions or concerns about the Ribbon Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern or any other pattern please email me at jo@joscraftyhook.com.  You will find my other crochet patterns here at my website.  I just posted a couple of my new crochet pattern designs, you will find them under Free Crochet Patterns.
  • You are free to sell or gift the Ribbon Ear Warmers.   If you sell them please reference me as the designer and where you found the Ribbon Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern.  If they would like to crochet the pattern themselves, please refer them back to my here website.
  • If you would like to purchase ad free pdf versions of any of my patterns, visit my Etsy Shop Items here at my website or at the Ravelry Store here.  Every purchase of my patterns helps!  The money earned allows me to buy more yarn so I can create and design more Handmade Crocheted Creations and crochet patterns for you to enjoy.
  • I would LOVE to see your version of my Ear Warmers!  You can “Hook It” at the Ravelry Store under Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs here.  You can also share them at my Facebook Page Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs here!  You can also post your version at any of my Social Media sites listed below!  If you share your version please use the hashtag #ribbonearwarmers or #twistedearwarmers or #jostwisted.  Thank you!
  • Comments, Questions, and Feedback are always welcome here at my website, at my FB Pages & Group, and any of my Social Media Sites.

Thank you for scrolling down here to see who our Facebook Group Crochet-A-Long with Us’s next CAL will be and who will be doing it!  Natalia Johnson of nataliscrochet will be hosting her CAL 4/6 -4/13/2019.  You can check her out ahead of time by finding her here on Facebook and her crochet patterns here at the Ravelry Store.

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Ribbon Ear Warmers Free Crochet Pattern

Ribbon Ear Warmers Free Crochet Pattern
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Well I kind of did things backwards last month with sharing my Twisted Cindy Messy Bun Hat crochet pattern with you.  I should have introduced the first crochet pattern in the Twisted Line I designed.  So without further ado the first crochet pattern in the Twisted Line, the Ribbon Ear Warmers Free Crochet Pattern.  It is called Ribbon because the ear warmers design used a version of the Rib Stitch.

There, now that that is out of the way, in today’s post I will be sharing with you another Free Crochet Pattern that I have designed, the Rib-bon Ear Warmers.  You will find picture tutorials to go along with this pattern.  I even designed the flower that is attached to my version of my pattern.  I hope you enjoy it!

If you are looking for something to calm your Anxiety, lessen your Depression, or help you Cope with your chronic pain from Scoliosis or another disease, this pattern would be Perfect for you!   The pattern is not very long and it uses some basic stitches that won’t cause more pain.

But before we get started I wanted to remind you about our Facebook Group Crochet-A-Long with Us!  We just finished up a CAL by Emily Lagler and her Alphabet Crochet Letters.  You can still find the CAL in the Units Section of our Facebook Group, just in case you wanted to join and take part in the past and future Crochet-A-Longs!  You can find our FB Group here!

The next CAL in our FB Group will be starting soon, March 9th to be exact!  Kat Rombold of Kat’s Krafty Korner will be doing Silly Monster Birthday CAL.  If you are interested in participating, she will be sharing this crochet pattern for FREE when you join our FB Group Crochet-A-Long with Us!

Rib-bon Ear Warmers Free Crochet Pattern
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Please join us as we Crochet-A-Long with You!  Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see who our next crochet designer’s CAL will be!

Now, let’s get started!

Rib-bon Ear Warmers Free Crochet Pattern
Rib-Bon Ear Warmers

Materials:
US Hook I/5.50 mm
US Hook H/5 mm
2-3 ounces of #5 Bulky Yarn
.5 ounces of #4 Worsted Weight Yarn
1 inch Button
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Size:
5” Height
21.5”-22.5” Length

Gauge:
US Hook I/5.50 mm
4 HDC x 2 Rows = 1 inch

Abbreviations:
CH = Chain
SS = Slip Stitch
SC = Single Crochet
SC2TOG = Single Crochet 2 Together
FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet
WS = Waffle Stitch

Notes:
Ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch
Ch 2 does NOT count as a stitch
SC2TOG instructions on YouTube here.
FPDC & BPDC instructions on YouTube here.

Special Stitches:
Front Post Double Crochet – Double Crochet going around the Front Post of the DC in the Previous Row.
Back Post Double Crochet – Double Crochet going around the Back of the DC in the Previous Row.
SC2TOG – Crochet 2 single crochets together.
Waffle Stitch – Alternating FPDC and BPDC

Ear Warmers
R1:  ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook  (3 sc) Turn
R2:  ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc, 2 sc in last st. (5 sc) Turn
R3:  ch 1, sc across.  (5 sc) Turn
R4:  ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in last st.  (7 sc) Turn
R5:  ch 1, sc across.  (7 sc) Turn
R6:  ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 5 st, 2 hdc in last st.  (9 sc) Turn
R7:  ch 1, sc across.  (9 sc)   Turn
R8:  ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 7 st, 2 hdc in last st.  (11 sc) Turn
R9:  ch 1, sc across.  (11 sc)  Turn
R10:  ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 9 st, 2 hdc in last st.  (13 sc) Turn
R11:  ch 1, sc across.  (13 sc) Turn
R12:  ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 11 st, 2 hdc in last st.  (15 sc) Turn
R13:  ch 1, sc across.  (15 sc) Turn
R14:  ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 13 st, 2 hdc in last st.  (17 sc) Turn
R15:  ch 1, sc across.  (17 sc) Turn
R16:  ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 15 st, 2 hdc in last st.  (19 sc) Turn
R17:  ch 1, sc across.  (19 sc) Turn

Should Measure 5 inches before R18.

Rib-bon Ear Warmers Free Crochet Pattern
5″

R18:  ch 1, hdc in each st across.  Turn (19 hdc)
R19:  ch 1, dc in each st across.  Turn (19 dc)
R20:  ch 2, dc in first 2 st, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st (Waffle Stitch made)*  Repeat from * to * across to last 2 st, dc in last 2 dc. Turn (19 st)
R21:  ch 2, dc in first 2 st, *alernate WS from previous Row.*  Repeat from * to * across to last 2 st, dc in last 2 dc. Turn  (19)
Repeat Waffle Stitch in R20-21 or until the Waffle Stitch measures 11.5 inches.  End with R21.

Ribbed Stitches should measure 11.5 inches from R18.

11.5″

Decrease Rows
R1:  ch 1, dc in each st across.  Turn (19 dc)
R2:  ch 1, hdc in each st across.  Turn (19 hdc)
R3:  ch 1, sc in each st across.  Turn (19 sc)
R4:  ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 15 st, sc2tog.  Turn (15 sc + 2 sc2tog)
R5:  ch 1, sc in each st across.  Turn (17 sc)

Making of Button Holes
R6:  ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 13 st, sc2tog.  Turn (13 sc + 2 sc2tog)
R7:  ch 1, sc in each st across.  Turn (15 sc)
R8:  ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 11 st, sc2tog.  Turn (11 sc + 2 sc2tog)R9:  ch 1, sc in each st across.  Turn (13 sc)
R10:  ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 9 st, sc2tog.  Turn (9 sc + 2 sc2tog)
R11:  ch 1, sc in each st across.  Turn (11 sc)
R12:  ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 2 st, ch 3, sk 3 st, sc in next 2, sc2tog.  Turn (4 sc + 2 sc2tog + ch 3)
R13:  ch 1, sc in next 3 st, place 3 sc across ch 3, and sc in last 3 st.  Turn (9 sc)
R14:  ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next sc, ch 3, sk 3 st, sc in next sc, sc2tog.  Turn (2 sc + 2 sc2tog + ch 3)
R15:  ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, place 3 sc across ch 3, sc in last 2 sc.  Turn (7 sc)
R16:  ch 1, sc2tog, ch 3, sk 3 st, sc2tog.  Turn (2 sc2tog + ch 3)
R17:  ch 1, sc in 1st sc, sc across ch 3, sc in last sc.  Turn (5 sc)
R18:  ch 1, sc across.  (5 sc) Do NOT turn

Should measure 5 inches from R43-R50 when finished.

Rib-bon Ear Warmers Free Crochet Pattern
Decrease Rows 5″

Border

Ch 1, sc in each end row and stitch evenly around the ear warmers.
Ss in 1st sc made.
Fasten off and weave in ends with Tapestry Needle.

Sew a button onto R2-R3 at beginning of Ear Warmers, being sure to line up with Button Holes made at R6-R18 of Decrease Rows

Below you will find a crochet pattern for a Flower.  You can attach it to the Ear Warmers or leave it off, it is up to you.

Rib-bon Ear Warmers Free Crochet Pattern
Border

Rib-bon Ear Warmers Flower

Rib-bon Ear Warmers Free Crochet Pattern
Rib-bon EarWarmers Flower

Materials:
US Hook H/5.00 mm
1 ounces of #4 Worsted Weight Yarn
1 inch Button
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

1st Layer of Flower

R1: Make a Slip Knot, leaving a long tail for attaching to Ear Warmers.  Ch 1, 10 sc in the ch 1 loop, ss in 1st sc to join. 10 sc

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
10 sc in ch 2 space

R2: ch1, sc in the same stitch, *ch 3, skip the next stitch, sc in the next st*  Repeat from * to * until you have 5 Ch 3 spaces, ss into 1st sc. You will work in the ch 3 loops in R3.

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
5 ch 3 spaces

R3: *sc in ch 3, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc in the ch 3 space*  Repeat from * to * until you have 5 petals. Ss in sc to join.

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
5 White Petals

2nd layer of flower
R4:  Ch 5, *sc in 1st sc on next petal, ch 5* Repeat from * to * until you have 5 chain 5 spaces.  Ss in 1st ch 5 space.

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
5 ch 5 spaces

R5: *ch 1, *sc, 2 hdc,  5 dc, 2 hdc, sc in the chain 5.*  Repeat from * to * until you have 5 petals. Ss in 1st sc.

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
2nd Layer Petals

3rd layer of flower

R6:  ch 1 *ss in 1st sc of petal, ch 6* Repeat from * to * until you have 5 ch 6 spaces.   Ss in 1st ch 6 to join.

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
5 ch 6 spaces

R7:  ch 1 *sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 7 tc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, sc in the chain 6 space.*  (1st petal made) Repeat from * to * until you have 5 petals. Ss in 1st sc to join.  Leave a long tail for attaching to Ear Warmers.

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
3rd Layer Petals

Leave a long tail for attaching to Waffle Ear Warmers.  Fasten Off.
Attach Flower to Waffle Ear Warmers

From the Designer:

  • While you are at my website be sure to subscribe to my Mailing List and Newsletter. This way you will be notified when I release another crochet pattern or blog post and be alerted to Sales, Coupons, and more!  Also be sure to subscribe to my new YouTube Channel to receive alerts when I upload a new Video Tutorial here!
  • If you have any questions or concerns about the Ribbon Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern or any other pattern please email me at jo@joscraftyhook.com.  You will find my other crochet patterns here at my website.  I just posted a couple of my new crochet pattern designs, you will find them under Free Crochet Patterns.
  • You are free to sell or gift the Ribbon Ear Warmers.   If you sell them please reference me as the designer and where you found the Ribbon Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern.  If they would like to crochet the pattern themselves, please refer them back to my here website.
  • If you would like to purchase ad free pdf versions of any of my patterns, visit my Etsy Shop Items here at my website or at the Ravelry Store here.  Every purchase of my patterns helps!  The money earned allows me to buy more yarn so I can create and design more Handmade Crocheted Creations and crochet patterns for you to enjoy.
  • I would LOVE to see your version of my Ear Warmers!  You can “Hook It” at the Ravelry Store under Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs here.  You can also share them at my Facebook Page Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs here!  You can also post your version at any of my Social Media sites listed below!  If you share your version please use the hashtag #ribbonearwarmers or #twistedearwarmers or #jostwisted.  Thank you!
  • Comments, Questions, and Feedback are always welcome here at my website, at my FB Pages & Group, and any of my Social Media Sites.

Thank you for scrolling down here to see who our Facebook Group Crochet-A-Long with Us’s next CAL will be and who will be doing it!  Natalia Johnson of nataliscrochet will be hosting her CAL 4/4 -4/6/2019.  You can check her out ahead of time by finding her here on Facebook and her crochet patterns here at the Ravelry Store.

Ribbon Ear Warmers Free Crochet Pattern
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Wrapped In Love Set Crochet Pattern

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Well my Wrapped In Love CAL is finally over!  Boy was it GREAT!  Because I had such a great response, I want to share my Wrapped In Love Set crochet pattern with you!

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Also the Wrapped In Love Set crochet pattern is a great one to do for Valentine’s Day!  You can show YOUR Valentine or loved one the LOVE you have for them! The original crochet pattern has 3 sizes to choose from: Child, Women, and Men. Crochet one or 2 or more for your LOVE!


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Since I had such a HUGE response during my CAL, I want to share the 20% OFF Discount I offered during the CAL!  Awesome isn’t it!  The Promo Code can only be used for my crochet pattern at Ravelry.  You can find the Wrapped In Love Set crochet pattern here and use the Coupon Code LOVECAL.  The coupon code is only good until Valentine’s Day 2/14/2019, so grab your copy today!

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In today’s post I will be sharing the Child Size Hat & Cowl of the Wrapped In Love Set.  For all 3 versions I did I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn.  You can get your own by clicking on the Red Heart link below!  If you have any questions or concerns about this pattern please join our FB Group here.  Or feel free to message me or leave a comment on my Blog.

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Once you complete your hat and cowl, I would LOVE to see your version!  You can post them on any of my social media sites. When you do please use the hashtag #wrappedinloveset and #joscraftyhookdesigns.  You can find all the places to connect with me at the end of this pattern!  Thank you for stopping by for the Child Size Wrapped In Love crochet pattern!  Share the LOVE!

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In getting ready for my Wrapped In Love CAL that just finished on the 3rd, I made Video Tutorials for every round/row of the Child Size Hat.  I created a Playlist that has all of the videos I used in the CAL.  You can find a Tutorial Video for EVERY round/row of the Child Size Hat on my YouTube Channel below.

Wrapped In Love Set Crochet Pattern
Child Size Wrapped In Love Set

 

Wrapped In Love Set–Child Size

Materials:
US Hook H or 5.0 mm
150 yards of MC #4 Worsted Weight Yarn
75 yards of CC #4 Worsted Weight Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Gauge Swatch:
Hook U.S. H/5.0 mm
16 DC x 7 Rows = 4”

Size:
Crown = 5″

Width = 7″
Height = 7″
Circumference = 23″

Abbreviations & Stitches Used:
MC = Main Color

CC = Contrasting Color Chain 18. R1: DC in 4th ch from Hook
Ch Sp = Chain Space and in each st across. Turn (16 DC)
St = Stitch R2-R7: Ch 3, dc in each st across. (16 DC)
SC = Single Crochet When you finish the 7 Rows your Swatch
DC = Double Crochet should be 4 inches wide by 4 inches in height.
SS = Slip Stitch
FSC = Foundation Single Crochet (YouTube video here.)
LDC = Long Double Crochet (YouTube has GREAT instructional videos!)
DC2TOG = Double Crochet 2 Together (click on YouTube for instructions)
Beg Shell = Ch 3, DC, ch 1, 2 DC all in the same stitch
Shell = 2 DC, ch 1, 2 DC all in same stitch
***Drop Stitch = DS (YouTube has a video here.)

Notes:
Hat and Cowl are worked in the Round. Slip stitch into the 1st stitch, the chain space or stitch specified.

Ch 3 does count as a DC
Shells made create the Heart
This hat and cowl are Reversible and can be worn either way.
There will be a Gap between Hearts on R3.
*** If you do NOT want them to be Reversible, you can use the Drop Stitch technique

Hat–Child Size:

When making slip knot leave a 3” tail for sewing FSC row closed.

R1: With MC FSC 63. S s in top of ch 3 to join. (63 FSC)

R2: ch 3, dc in each st around. (63 DC) With a Tapestry Needle sew the FSC row closed.

Change to CC to make Shells/Hearts or Use the Drop Stitch

R3: Attach Hot Pink in top of ch 3. [Ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc all in 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 * 7 more times. Ch 2 and ss in top of ch 3 of Beg Shell. (9 Shells)

Change to MC or Use the Drop Stitch

R4: ss in 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 of previous Row, ch 2, sc in ch 1 space of next Shell.* Repeat from * to * 7 more times. Ss in sc to join.

R5: ch 3, dc in each st around. (63 DC)

Change to CC to make Shells/Hearts or Use the Drop Stitch

R6-R14: Repeat R3-R5 ending with R4 and Light Pink Yarn.

R15-R17: ch 3, dc2tog around. Ss in top of ch 3 to join.

Fasten off. Leave a long piece of yarn and weave R16 closed. Use Tapestry Needle to weave in ends.

Wrapped In Love Set Crochet Pattern
Child Size Cowl

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Cowl–Child Size:

When making slip knot leave a 3” tail for sewing FSC row closed.

R1: With MC and H Hook FSC 84. Ss in top of ch 3 to join. (84 FSC)

R2: ch 3, dc in each st around. (84 DC) With a Tapestry Needle sew the FDC row closed.

Change to CC to make Shells/Hearts or Use the DS

R3: Attach CC in top of ch 3. [Ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc all in 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 * 10 more times. Ch 2 and ss in top of ch 3 of Beg Shell. (12 Shells)

Change to MC or Use the DS

R4: ss in 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 of previous row, ch 2, sc in ch 1 space of next Shell.* Repeat from * to * 10 more times. Ss in sc to join. (12 Shells)

R5: ch 3, dc in each st around. (84 DC)

Change to CC to make Shells/Hearts or Use the DS

R6-R17: Repeat R3-R5 ending with R5 and MC.

R18: ch 1, sc in same st and each st around, ss in 1st sc to join. (84 sc)

Fasten off.

Use Tapestry Needle to weave in ends.

Because my pattern went over so well I have been adding crochet patterns to go along with the Wrapped In Love Set.  I designed  crochet patterns for the Fingerless Gloves in the Child/Women/Men sizes.  You can check them out or even purchase the pattern for yourself here.  I am going to be designing crochet patterns for Ear Warmers/Headbands in all 3 sizes soon, someone from Facebook gave me this GREAT idea!

I would LOVE to thank everyone in our Facebook Group Crochet-A-Long with us for participating in my Wrapped In Love CAL 2019!  If you are looking for a group to join so YOU can participate in a Crochet-A-Long, ours is the BEST!  There are many more ahead!  You can find our CAL Facebook Group here.

From the Designer:

The Wrapped in Love Set is one of my patterns I feel the strongest about. I designed it with LOVE in mind for the women in my family who have beaten cancer and for those that are facing it now. I also LOVE it because I was able to get my family involved in this project.  They supported me, helped with the design and allowed me to use them as the models!

They are true Survivors and the inspiration behind this pattern!  Anyone who has beaten cancer are true Survivors and an Inspiration to their loved ones, friends, and even complete strangers like me!  Please show YOUR support for Cancer Awareness!

Thank you for trying the Wrapped In Love Set Pattern! You can check out my other FREE crochet patterns here at my website joscraftyhook.com While you are here be sure to add your email address to my Mailing List and Newsletter. This way you will be notified when I release another pattern; have a sale; or produce another blog post! If you have any questions or concerns about any pattern find me at Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs on Facebook here.

Every purchase of my patterns helps! It allows me to keep my website going and to buy more yarn so I can create and design more Handmade Crocheted Creations for you to enjoy.  You can find ALL of my patterns at the Ravelry Store here.

You are free to sell or gift the Wrapped In Love Set, but this pattern is copyright protected.  Please forward anyone who would like to do this pattern or any other one of my patterns to my Etsy shop, the Ravelry Store, or here on my website.  The web addresses for any place to connect with me are listed below.

I would LOVE to see your version of my Wrapped In Love Set! Use the hashtag #wrappedinloveset or #joscraftyhookdesigns.  You can upload it to any one of the places below that allows you to connect with me! Pictures, Comments, Feedback, etc. are ALWAYS welcome here at my website www.joscraftyhook.com!

If you do not know how to Crochet, but would love to learn, Annie’s has some great Online Classes!  Click on the link below to find out how to enroll!


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Twisted Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern

Twisted Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern
Twisted Messy Bun Hat-Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs

Today I will be sharing with you my Twisted Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern.  I am SO excited about bringing you one of the designs in my Twisted Head Gear Line!  That’s right, ONE of the head gear of my Twisted line.

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For the rest of 2019 I will be offering you a FREE crochet pattern from my Twisted Head Gear Line.  this line of Head Gear will be Unisex patterns.  I know what you are thinking “A messy bun hat for Men?!?”  Yes, a messy bun hat for Men with long hair can wear this.  I have designed 5 so far and the next 6 are in production (my head lol)!

So right now you can take advantage of this FREE version of the Twisted Messy Bun Hat in size Tween or Small Adult.  You can find the rest of my designs the for this hat at the Ravelry Store here.  The sizes range from Newborn to Large Adult.

I have made a Video Tutorial that goes along with this pattern.  You can find my Video Tutorial for the Tween or Adult Small Messy Bun Hat at my YouTube Channel.  Not all the Rows/Rounds are completed yet, but R1-R4 are available below.

This hat would also be good for chronic pain sufferers or those with Scoliosis to do.  It is not a very long pattern and it would give those who deal with chronic pain from Scoliosis, like me, a feeling of accomplishment.  Crocheting is a Great tool to use if you suffer from Anxiety, Depression, OCD, and Chronic Pain.  It really helps me keep my mind off of pain and it leaves me with a sense that I still can be productive.

With that being said, let’s get started!  Scroll down and you will find the pattern.

Twisted Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern
Twisted Messy Bun Hat-Small Adult

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Materials:

US Hook H/5.0 mm
US Hook G/4.5 mm
2.5 – 3.5 ounces of #4 Worsted Weight Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Gauge:

US Hook H/5 mm
US Hook G/4.25 mm
US Hook H/5 mm 15 FPDC = 4 inch

Abbreviations: Notes:
CH = Chain Ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch
SS = Slip Stitch Ch 3 does count as a DC (Double Crochet)
SC = Single Crochet FPDC instructions on YouTube here.
FDC = Foundation Double Crochet FDC instructions on YouTube here.
FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet FPDC instructions on YouTube here.
FPTRC = Front Post Triple Crochet FPTRC instructions on YouTube here.
SC2TOG = Single Crochet 2 Together.  SC2TOG instructions on YouTube here
FPDC & DC DEC = Front Post Double Crochet and Double Crochet Decrease.

Special Stitches:

Front Post Double Crochet – Double Crochet going around the Front Post of the DC in the Previous Row.
Front Post Triple Crochet Front Post Triple or Treble Crochet–Yarn over (YO) hook two times.  Insert hook behind post of stitch (st). YO hook, pull up a loop, four loops on hook.  YO hook, pull through 2 loops, 3 loops on hook. YO hook, pull through 2 loops, 2 loops on hook.  YO hook, pull through last two loops.
Single Crochet 2 Together – sc2tog also stands for Single Crochet Decrease. – insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Front Post Double Crochet and Double Crochet Decrease – yarn over, fpdc around the next fpdc, yarn over and pull through leaving 2 loops on hook, yarn over, insert hook into the next dc, yarn over and pull through leaving 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.

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Special Notes:

  1. Stitch multiple after the band is 12, so if your band is too tight or too loose try going up or down in hook size instead of adjusting stitch count.
  2. Pattern written for: NB-6mth (6-12 mth, 12-24 mth, 2-5 yrs, 5-10 yrs, Teen/Sm Adult, Lg Adult)
  3. Hat Band Lengths: 12” (14, 16, 16, 19, 19, 21)

Small Adult Messy Bun Hat

Band:

Using H Hook

R1:  Fdc 72 join.

R2: Ch 3, fpdc in the next st *dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st*  Repeat from * to * around. ss to join. 72 st

R3-R5: Repeat the last round (dc in dc and fpdc in fpdc).  Ss to join. 72 st

Below is Part 2 Video Tutorial of the Twisted Cindy Messy Bun Hat.  It contains R5-R8.

R6:  Ch 3, dc in next st, *fpdc in next 2 st, skip 2 st, fptrc in the next 2 st, fptrc in each of the previous 2 skipped stitches, fpdc in next 2 st, dc in next 4 st.*  Repeat from * to * around. Dc in last 2 st. ss to join. 72 st

R7-R8:  Ch 3, dc in next st, *fpdc in next 3 st, dc in next 2 st, fpdc in next 3 st, dc in next 4 st.*  Repeat from * to * around. Dc in last 2 st. ss to join 72 st

Below is the Part 3 of the Twisted Cindy Messy Bun Hat.  It is the final Video Tutorial needed to Finish the Messy Bun Hat.

R9:  Ch 3, dc in next st, *fpdc in next 2 st, skip 2 st, fptrc in the next 2 st, fptrc in each of the previous 2 skipped stitches, fpdc in next 2 st, dc in next 4 st.*  Repeat from * to * around. Dc in last 2 st. ss to join. 72 st

R10-R11:  Ch 3, dc in next st, *fpdc in next 3 st, dc in next 2 st, fpdc in next 3 st, dc in next 4 st.*  Repeat from * to * around. Dc in last 2 st. ss to join 72 st

R12:  Ch 3, dc in next st, *fpdc in next 2 st, skip 2 st, fptrc in the next 2 st, fptrc in each of the previous 2 skipped stitches, fpdc in next 2 st, dc in next 4 st.*  Repeat from * to * around. Dc in last 2 st. ss to join. 72 st

Switch to G Hook

R13-R15:  Ch 3, fpdc in the next st *dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st*  Repeat from * to * around. ss to join. 72 st

Decrease Row

R16: Ch 3, fpdc in fpdc and dc in dc 2 times, fpdc and dc dec, *fpdc in fpdc and dc in dc in the next 10 st, fpdc and dc dec*  Repeat from * to * around. Ss to join.

Top of the Hat:

R1-R2:  ch 1, sc in same sp and in the next 3 st, sc2tog, *sc in the next 4 st., sc2tog,*  Repeat from * to * around. Ss to join

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Twisted Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern

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  • Thank you for checking out the Twisted Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern!  Check out my other GREAT patterns at my Etsy Shop JosCraftyHook or at my website joscraftyhook.com!  While you are at my website be sure to subscribe to my Mailing List and Newsletter. This way you will be notified when I release another pattern or blog post!
  • If you have any questions or concerns about this pattern or any other pattern please find me at Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs on Facebook or email me at jo@joscraftyhook.com
  • You are free to sell or gift the hat, please do NOT claim this design as your own.   Please forward anyone who would like to do the Twisted Messy Bun Hat crochet pattern or any of my patterns to my Etsy shop, the Ravelry Store, 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 Twisted Messy Bun Hat!  You can “Hook It” at my Ravelry Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs here OR add a pic on my Facebook Page Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs OR at anyone of the places below that allows you to connect with me!  Pictures, Comments, Feedback, etc. are ALWAYS welcome at my website www.joscraftyhook.com!

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My Wrapped In Love Set is Being Shared

My Wrapped In Love Set is Being Shared!  I am SO excited!  My CAL will be starting soon and I would LOVE for you to join me, but first I have a couple of questions I would like to ask you about this Valentine’s Day.  Here they are:

  • Are you looking for something different to give to your Valentine this year?
  • Are you looking for something different to crochet for yourself or a loved one?
  • Are you wanting to make something to wrap your loved one in?
  • Do you suffer from Scoliosis or Chronic Pain?
  • Are you wanting to crochet, but are afraid you can’t because you think the pattern is too long?

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Well I have the solution right here!  Join me, Joey Lea Baird or Jo of Jo’s Crafty Hook when I will hosting a CAL or Crochet-A-Long starting January 25th and sharing my Wrapped In Love Set!

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The CAL I will be hosting is in the Facebook Group called Crochet-A-Long with Us.  The group consists of 20 up and coming crochet pattern designers from around the world and has over 1100 members.  Me and the other 19 designers got together because we wanted to share our crochet patterns with you in one place.


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The pattern I will be sharing is my Wrapped In Love Set in the Crochet-A-Long with Us Group.  You can read more about the story behind it here.   For 10 days we will be crocheting the Hat & Cowl that I have designed specifically for that set.

Does this sound interesting?  Wondering what will be going on during my Crochet A Long?  Well let me tell ya:

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  • Instructional videos in the FB Group and on YouTube for those who need Closed Caption.
  • Contests throughout the CAL.
  • Prizes awarded at the end of the CAL.

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Does this sound like fun?  Does this sound like something you would  be interested in doing?  Does this sound like something a friend would like to do?  Wondering what you and/or a friend need to do to join me January 25 – February 3, 2019?  Well here’s what:

  • Join our Facebook Group Crochet-A-Long with Us here.
  • Purchase my Wrapped In Love Set pattern from Ravelry here so you can have your supplies ready.
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  • During January 25th and February 3rd join me and some of the other members as we crochet the Wrapped In Love Hat & Cowl together!

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If you suffer from Scoliosis or Chronic Pain, joining a Facebook Group like ours would be beneficial to you as well.  By joining the 20 designers and over 1100 members, you can share your work, have some fun, and maybe win some prizes along the way.  Crocheting together is a way to help you cope with some of the anxiety or depression that goes along with Scoliosis and Chronic Pain.  You can read more about my struggles with Scoliosis and Chronic Pain here on my website.


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Wrapped In Love Set-Cancer Awareness

 

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

 
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  • Information on cancer symptoms, risk factors, early detection, and treatment

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Phoenix Wrap C.A.L. Entry

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

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

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Here are a couple of things Marie of Underground Crafter had to say about the Phoenix Wrap CAL:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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I know this post was a LONG one, but I hope and pray it touched your heart.  If you would like to leave a comment I would LOVE to hear from you!  Please comment below or come find me at any one of my Social Media outlets.  I would also LOVE it if you would sign up to my Mailing List!  By signing up you will receive my blog posts, Newsletters, and more right in your inbox!  Thank you for reading another post at Jo’s Crafty Hook!

 

3 Crochet Hat Patterns Designs by me, Jo

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

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

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Jo’s Mint Julep Hat
3 Crochet Hat Pattern Designs by me, Jo
Mint Julep Hat

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

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Jo’s Purple Waves Hat
3 Crochet Hat Pattern Designs by me, Jo
Purple Waves Hat

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

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Jo’s Spiral Hat
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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5 Steps Chronic Pain Sufferers Should Follow as They Crochet

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Pursuit with Purpose

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In this blog post I will be answering 4 questions that talk about Pursuit With Purpose. I was listening to a podcast and what the speaker was saying really made me think about why I started my business and what I was trying to achieve through my website Jo’s Crafty Hook. The purpose of my website is to give other Scoliosis Survivors hope as they cope by doing Crochet. In pursuit of my purpose I want to share what Scoliosis is and the effects it has on Survivors. Also in pursuit of my purpose I want to share ways for us to cope through Crochet.
The podcast I was listening to was by Melyssa Griffin. It was the very first podcast in her “Pursuit with Purpose” series on iTunes.   

I met Melyssa when I enrolled in her course called Pinfinite Growth where she teaches how to get more out of Pinterest when growing your business.  Melyssa teaches entrepreneurs and bloggers how to grow their audience and skyrocket their income.   Melyssa is celebrating the 1 year anniversary of her “Pursuit With Purpose” podcast series.  By celebrating the anniversary she asks us to listen to the very first podcast called “My Story and How I’m Infusing My Life and Business With More Purpose.”  In the podcast Melyssa has us asking ourselves 4 questions.  These questions are to help us focus on our goals.  She wants us to really think about what that purpose might be for us and how to bring it into our life and business.   You can swing by iTunes and listen to this for yourselves or listen to it right now to see why I am sharing this post or to help you focus on your purpose.  You can also find out more about Melyssa at and her podcast series here.

Now we come to the purpose of this post, to answer her 4 questions and to give you a little bit more insight into why I share my story with Scoliosis and my love of Crochet.

The first question Melyssa asks is:  “What fired you up in life, what was super fun for you?”  The things that fired me up in life was my family and experiencing the things we did together is what made it super fun for me.  When I was growing up it was just me, my sister, and our mom.  My parents divorced when I was 3 years old, so I didn’t have a “normal” family upbringing.  Because of this I always told myself I would have a “normal” family setting when I had children.  That is exactly what I did.  I married at 19 and had 2 children by age of 22.  The super fun part was keeping my children busy doing things they enjoyed and living their experiences through their eyes.  My husband and children were what fired me up and still are!  My kids are now 26 and 23 and even though they are grown they are still my main focus in life along with my hubby.

The second question was “How would someone in your life describe you now?”  They would say I have slowed down and I don’t get out much.  That I spend all my time crocheting, which in my eyes is NOT a bad thing.  lol  They would say I do for my children and husband when needed and asked.   They would also say I am in pain all the time and try to take care of things when I can.  The people in my life have seen what my disease, Scoliosis has done to my life.  They experienced all the pain and suffering right along with me.  They have even experienced the achievements I have made during my struggles with Scoliosis.

The third questions was “Why do you feel like you were born?”  I have asked myself this questions so times throughout my life.  About 18 years ago I finally figured out why I was born, it was to share my experiences with Scoliosis.  It was to let others know that even though we get knocked down in life, we do get back up.  When I ask myself this question now it is the same thing but there is another reason I feel I was born and that was to share my LOVE of Crochet.  People still ask me “What does Scoliosis and Crochet have to do with each other?”  Now I can tell them exactly what they have to do with each other in my life.  Scoliosis and Crochet can offer hope and a way to cope.  I want to give Scoliosis or Chronic Pain sufferers hope.  I want to tell them how Crocheting for me is such a HUGE part of my life, not in just creating things with my hands but in having a coping mechanism to help me get through some of my worst days.  I want to share my trials and triumphs.  I want to give them a way they can use Crochet to cope!

The last question has me really thinking about where I am at with my purpose.   Melyssa has us asking ourselves “In your current life are you not living in alignment with your purpose?”  ” Where are you living?” ” What needs to shift?”  “How can you bring more of that into your life today?”  These questions really got me thinking about what I am trying to accomplish with this blog and sharing my love of Crochet.  I have to say these questions really get you thinking.  I am just starting out as a blogger.  I have barely begun reaching for my purpose.  I know that in order to get where I need to be I have to spend more time learning and that I have a long way to go to bring more into my life today.  I need to learn more about blogging for one.  lol  I need to do more research every day on Scoliosis so I can supply my audience with the right information about it.  I need to learn how to draw in more people so they can learn about me, my projects, and my life with Scoliosis.  Lastly,  I need to learn how to keep myself happy so when I share a story people become informed and that they want to come back for more.  I have along way to go but in sharing this story with you today is a step in the right direction!

I hope you take the time and listen to Melyssa’s podcast because later in the podcast she gives us some pointers on how we can reach our purpose and implement them in our life or business.   The information she shares can help you to become who you want to be.  We all want to become a better person, we still have goals in our lives no matter where we are at in life.  Please take the time and stop by Melyssa’s website or subscribe to her “Pursuit with Purpose” podcast series.  Her podcasts have already helped me to focus on my purpose!  She can also be reached on Instagram at @melyssa_griffin.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post.  If you have any comments or questions, I would LOVE to hear from you!  You can post your comments below or email me directly at jo@joscraftyhook.com.

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