Engaging with Entrepreneurship Post COVID

Engaging with Entrepreneurship Post COVID….What??  Take a look at this article and see how women can become an entrepreneur now that COVID has left us to pick up the pieces of our lives.

Has COVID created a void in your life?  Has it caused your whole life to change?  Well, Virginia Cooper of Learn a Living wrote the following article just for women and how they can start “engaging with entrepreneurship Post COVID.”

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What does that mean you ask…..keep reading this very informative article and find out how it can be beneficial to you.

When I first read this article by Virginia Cooper, I thought to myself…self “man, I could have really used this information when I first stepped out on my crochet business journey!”

There are still so many helpful tips inside that I can use in the future.  I kind of started my crocheting business backwards, starting a website and praying everything else would fall into place.  Boy, was I wrong.  lol

If the way you live and earn a living has changed since COVID or you want to make a change because of the way COVID has changed you, take a look at the article below that has some amazing advise you can follow to become an entrepreneur yourself.

Engaging with Entrepreneurship Post-COVID

They say that the best entrepreneurial opportunities emerge during times of crisis. Women with entrepreneurial minds may have been stalled during COVID-19, as many lost their jobs or had to return home during the pandemic.

But now it’s time to resume pursuing your dreams and engage in the entrepreneurial venture you’ve always wanted. Let’s break down how you can earn money online with your entrepreneurial ideas in detail.

Getting What You Need to Succeed

For starters, consider what you need for your entrepreneurial goals. Come up with a plan and decide whether you want to:

  • Pursue passive income streams
  • Start a business
  • Run a bunch of side hustles to determine your interests
  • Or something else entirely

Furthermore, set up a home office and buy any supplies you may need for your upcoming entrepreneurial efforts.

Any entrepreneur needs business skills, which is why you might consider going back to school and finishing or acquiring a business degree, marketing degree, or MBA. The right online degree program will give you the tools you need to succeed and run your business profitably for years to come. Plus, an online degree in business will help you develop your business acumen and market smarts: key advantages if you haven’t engaged in entrepreneurship before.

 

Forming a Business

As you decide on your business idea, be sure to form your business by:

  • Choosing a unique name that isn’t taken by a company in your state
  • Registering your new business with your state
  • Paying any applicable fees

As an entrepreneur, you’ll need to choose the right business structure for your new venture. An LLC or limited liability company is great for minimizing legal liability, enjoying tax advantages, and more. Check your state’s laws regarding LLCs so you file the right paperwork on time and pay the appropriate fees.

The Importance of Marketing

For your entrepreneurial venture to be successful, you’ll also need to market successfully. Marketing is highly important in this day and age, especially in the digital arena.

Effective marketing will involve using:

  • Google ads for target keywords that are related to your target audience
  • Social media marketing so you can engage with prospective customers
  • Other ads, like banner ads, that you can use to draw new traffic to your online store

It may help to hire a graphic designer to design attractive, compelling advertising graphics or a logo for your brand, especially in the earliest days of your business. 

Growing Your Entrepreneurial Adventure

As you market your business and sell your products or services, you’ll scale up your company for even greater success. Build a website, secure hosting resources, and keep advertising.

Over time, your brand will gain a great reputation and you’ll acquire new customers more easily. The great thing about entrepreneurship is that success tends to snowball. The longer you stick with it, and the more effort you put into your business, the more lucrative it will become.

COVID-19 might have seemed like a disaster. But it may really be an opportunity for you to stretch your entrepreneurial wings and achieve your dreams. Good luck!

Thanks for reading!  

I hope you find some helpful tips here if you are wanting to start your own business.  Yes, changing our lives, becoming a business owner can be rough, but if it something you think you can do …… no one can make that decision but you.

Jo
written by Virginia Cooper of Learn a Living
If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Virginia at the link above.

You can also find out more helpful tips about learning a trade, going back to school and finishing your education.  You can find resources on how to do these things as well.

Visit Learn a Living for more information.

You can also find out more about me on my website.  I design crochet patterns and created my own business in 2018.  If you are interested in finding my crochet patterns you can find some free on my website.  You will find Accessories, Apparel, Fall & Winter Gear, and Stash Busters.

I do take Custom Orders if you would like me to crochet you your own Handmade Crocheted Creations.  You will find my designs at my stores listed below.  Contact me at j.o@joscraftyhook.com if you are interested in placing a Custom Order.

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You can also contact me at j.o@joscraftyhook.com if you would like to see more helpful tips, whether it be crochet or business tips.

 

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Seed Head Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

Do you like to use your leftover yarn to crochet a project in multiple colors?  Well this Seed Stitch Head Scarf Free Crochet Pattern is perfect to use that scrap yarn left over from projects you have been working on all year. 

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The Seed Stitch Head Scarf crochet pattern used the Seed Stitch. The Seed Stitch uses the basic stitches, single crochet and double crochet.  Also in the crochet pattern you will find instructions on how you can customize this to meet your style, size, and color. You can customize it to fit babies, toddlers, tweens, teens and all adult sizes.

Materials:
US G Hook/4 mm
MC 150 yds of  #3/DK Weight Yarn
CC 150 yds of #3/DK Weight Yarn
Tapestry Needle

Gauge:
US G Hook/4 mm
16 st x 16 rows = 4”

Size:
4” wide x 56” long

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sp = space
CC =  Contrasting Color
MC = Main Color

 

 

You can also find a premium copy of the Seed Head Scarf Crochet Pattern at my Ravelry Store or LoveCrafts or my Etsy Shop that contain Picture Tutorials and Step-by-Step instructions.


Notes:
Alt ch 2 counts as a dc
You will change colors after every 32 rows or every 8”
You can customize how many rows you would like to do before you change colors.

 

 

Special Stitches:
Foundation Single Crochet:  creates your foundation row at the same time as your first row of single crochet stitches.
Seed Stitch:  alternate sc and dc in the 1st row then you add a dc in the sc and a sc in the dc in the consecutive rows.

 

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Head Scarf Pattern:

Using MC

R1:  fsc 16 turn  (16 sc)
alternative:  ch 17, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each remaining st across.  (16 sc)

R2:  ch 1, alt ch 2 in 1st st. *sc in the next st, dc in the next st*  rep from * until last st, sc in last st.  turn ( 16 st)

R3-R32:  alt ch 2 in 1st st. *sc in the next st, dc in the next st*  rep from * until last st, sc in last st.  turn (16 st)

Using CC

R33-64:  alt ch 2 in 1st st. *sc in the next st, dc in the next st*  rep from * until last st, sc in last st.  turn (16 st)

Repeat R1-R64 or until you reach your desired length.


Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

You can find a premium copy of the Seed Stitch Head Scarf Crochet Pattern at my Ravelry Store or LoveCrafts or my Etsy Shop that contain Picture Tutorials and Step-by-Step instructions.

 

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That’s it!  You have made the Seed Head Scarf!  You can customize it to fit your style, size, and color(s) using your yarn stash!  I would ❤️ to see your version!  You can tag me at any of my Social Media Sites and using the hashtags listed below.

#seedstitchheadscarf #seedstitchheadscarfcrochetpattern #seedstitchheadscarffreecrochetpattern #headscarfcrochetpattern #headscarffreecrochetpattern #joscraftyhook #joscraftyhookdesigns #handmadecrochetedcreations #jo_bear38

You can check out some of my scarf crochet patterns at the sites listed below.

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Sunflower Applique Free Crochet Pattern

Do you like to add embellishments to liven up your wardrobe, headbands, table decorations, or anything else?  Well I have the perfect FREE crochet pattern for flowers just for you, my Sunflower Appliques Free Crochet Pattern.

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The crochet sunflower appliques can be added to any holiday table decorations.  You can add them to designs such as scarves, handbags, place mats, and more.

The flower design does not need to be crocheted just for Autumn, they can add flair to anything in any season.  My crochet pattern testers made their appliques in different colors from Autumn and different yarn weights as you can see below.

 

Sunflower Appliques

 

If you would like to purchase a copy of an Ad-Free pdf crochet pattern with step by step pictures, it can be found at my Ravelry Store

 

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Needed information for the Sunflower Applique Free Crochet Pattern


Materials:
US J Crochet Hook or 6 mm
MC = 100 yds of Worsted/Aran Weight Yarn
CC = 2 yds of Worsted/Aran Weight Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sp = space
sl st = slip stitch

Finished Sunflower 6”

Notes:
I used 2 colors for my flower, but you can use 1 or more.
The flower is worked in the round.
The petals are worked in the chain spaces.
You can use any type of yarn to crochet the sunflower.

 

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Sunflower Applique Crochet Pattern – #sunflowerapplique

R1: Make a magic circle, ch 1, 20 sc in the magic circle, pull magic circle closed and sl st in 1st sc to join.  20 sc

R2: ch1, sc in the same stitch, *ch 3, skip the next stitch, sc in the next st*  Repeat from * until you have 10 ch-3 sp, sl st into 1st sc to join.  (10 ch-3 sp) 

Change to Main Color (Optional)

R3: *(sc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, sc) all in the ch-3 space*  Repeat from * until you have 10 petals.   sl st in 1st sc to join.  (10 Petals)

Second layer of flower

R4:  working behind the petals from the previous round *ch 4 and sl st in sc of next petal* repeat until last petal and ch 4.  sl st in 1st ch-4 sp. (10 ch-4 sp)

R5:  ch 1 and *(sc, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, sc) all in the same sp*  Repeat from * until you have 10 petals. sl st in 1st sc to join.  (10 Petals)

3rd layer of flower

R6:  working behind the petals from the previous round *ch 4 and sl st in sc of next petal* repeat until last petal and ch 4.  sl st in 1st ch-4 sp. (10 ch-4 sp)

R7:  *(sc, 4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc, sc) all in the same sp*  Repeat from * until you have 10 petals. sl st in 1st sc to join.  (10 Petals)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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That’s it!  You have finished making your Sunflower Applique!  There are SO many ways you can use this applique!  You can add it as an embellishment to handbags, scarves, hats, and so much more!

Thank you so much for completing my design!  I would LOVE to see what you do with your version of the flower and how you used them!  

You can tag me at any of the Social Media sites listed above.  You can also use the hashtags:  #sunflowerapplique #sunflowerappliquecrochetpattern #joscraftyhook #jo_bear38 #handmadecrochetedcreations

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You can find some of my other flower appliques at my Ravelry Store.

Dahlia Applique

Peony Bunting

Peony Applique

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If you do not crochet, but would like some sunflower appliques of your own, I would be more than happy to crochet this design for you.  If you would like the appliques in different colors, I can customize the design to fit your style, size and color(s)!  You can fill out the Custom Order Form below or email me at jo@joscraftyhook.com.

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Child Size Pocket Full of Diamonds

I am happy to introduce to you to a crochet design of mine, the Child Size Pocket Full of Diamonds Shawl! This is the perfect accessory for those cool days and cool nights no matter the weather.  You can crochet this beautiful shawl for your little girl or any little girls in your life!

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Child Size Pocket Full of Diamonds Shawl

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Today I am SO excited to be collaborating with Veronika of Blue Star Crochet and 19 other crochet designers in the 2nd Week of the Last Minute Crochet Gifts Giveaway!  Week 2 runs from 10/11-17. 2021.

I will be giving away a free pdf copy of my Child Size Pocket Full of Diamonds Shawl.  There are also 20 other crochet ideas that would be perfect for those Christmas gifts for your family and friends!

 

 

 

 

You can download my free pdf copy of the Child Size Pocket Full of Diamonds from Ravelry using the button below.  Use the Coupon Code: LSTMINGIFT21

To got back to the Last Minute Crochet Gifts Pattern Giveaway hosted by Blue Star Crochet and get the rest of the free crochet patterns you like click on the button below.

 

 

Thank you for stopping by week 2 of the Last Minute Crochet Gift Ideas!  Be sure to check back for week 3!  Week 3 will feature more new crochet patterns that are perfect for gift giving!  Week 3 runs from 10/18-24, 2021

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The child sizes of the Pocket Full of Diamonds Shawl can  be easily customized using the adult version of the free crochet pattern of the Pocket Full of Diamonds Shawl  found on my website.  You can find all the child sizes of the Pocket Full of Diamonds Shawl crochet pattern at Ravelry, LoveCrafts and Etsy for a small fee.

The Child Size Pocket Full of Diamonds uses the Argyle Shell Stitch that you can find in a lot of patterns I designed last year.  All of the crochet patterns that uses the Argyle Shell Stitch can be found individually at my stores or in an eBook at Ravelry.

Diamonds Collection eBook

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Get a free $10 e-gift coupon on orders of $100 or more, a free $15 e-gift coupon on orders of $150 or more, and FREE SHIPPING on orders of $45 or more! Promo code CFDY. Exclusions apply.

 

If you don’t crochet or don’t have the time to make the child size shawl for yourself or family or friends, I would be more than happy to crochet one for you! You can fill out the Custom Order Form below or email me at jo@joscraftyhook.com and we can discuss how to make it to fit your style, size, and color(s)!

 

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Wrapped in Love Boot Cuffs Crochet Pattern

WoW!  Can you believe it’s October already and time to start making those Christmas gifts?!?  Time has surely gone by so fast!  Today I am SO excited to be collaborating with Veronika of Blue Star Crochet and 18 other crochet designers in the Last Minute Crochet Gifts Giveaway!  I will be giving away a free pdf copy of my Wrapped in Love Boot Cuffs Crochet Pattern.  There are also 19 other crochet ideas that would be perfect for those Christmas gifts for your family and friends!

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!

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Not only will you get 20 free crochet patterns during week 1, but there will be 3 weeks worth of free crochet patterns!  How cool is this?!?

This is week 1 and you can get the patterns below for free from October 4-10, 2021 from 0:00 Monday to 11:59 p Sunday in the UK time zone.

Week 2 runs from October 11-17, 2021 from 0:00 Monday to 11:59p Sunday in the UK time zone.

Week 3 runs from October 18-24, 2021 from Monday 0:00a to 11:59p Sunday in the UK time zone.

Week 2 and 3 will bring giveaways for more crochet gift ideas for your family and friends.

Below you will find Week 1’s 20 crochet patterns that are perfect for gift giving and the crochet designers who designed them.

 

 

As I stated earlier, I will be giving away a free pdf copy of my Wrapped in Love Boot Cuffs during the Last Minute Crochet Gifts Giveaway Week 1.  You can click on the image below to get your free pattern using the Coupon Code:  BSCLASTMINGIFT

 

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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.

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.

 

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
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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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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.

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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I would LOVE to see your version of the Wrapped in Love Boot Cuffs!  You can tag me at any of the places listed below.  Use #wrappedinlovebootcuffs #wrappedinlovebootcuffscrochetpattern #wrappedinlovebootcuffspattern #joscraftyhook #jo_bear38

 

You can find more of my crochet patterns at these locations listed below.  If you see something you like that I have designed and would like to have a one of a kind design, I would be more than happy to crochet it for you!  You can place a Custom Order by filling out the form  below or emailing me at jo@joscraftyhook.com and we can discuss how to customize it to fit your style, size, and color.

Ravelry
Lovecraft
Etsy

 

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

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Facebook Page:     www.facebook.com/JosCraftyHook

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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, please do NOT claim this design 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 #nellieponcho or #joscraftyhook or #jo_bear38 or 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!

Autumn Hues Wrap Crochet Pattern

The Autumn Hues Wrap crochet pattern was just released this past September.  I originally wanted to crochet a table runner with this crochet pattern, but once I started working with the stitch design I wanted to design a wrap.  I also realized that the stitch works up so quickly that it can be used to  create a lot of other great things!  The stitch for this crochet pattern is so easily customizable, you can make a Scarf, Table Runner, Motif Squares and more.

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My crochet tester, Nancy McKain, for the Autumn Hues Wrap did make hers into a Table Runner because she lives in Arizona, who would want to wear a wrap in that weather?!?  😀

 

 

 

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If you do not crochet, but would like a Autumn Hues Wrap of your own, I would be more than happy to crochet this design for you.  If you would like the wrap to be something else besides a wrap, I can customize the design to fit your style, size and color(s)!  You can fill out the Custom Order Form below or email me at jo@joscraftyhook.com.

 

Below you will find more information about what I used for the Autumn Hues Wrap crochet pattern.

Yarn Used:
I used 8 colors of Worsted or Aran Weight Yarn in a variety of brands.

One Size: 21” x 68”

Materials:
US Hook H or 5 mm
800-1000 yds of 4 ply Worsted or Aran Weight Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space

Notes:
ch 3 counts as a double crochet
The stitch count is a multiple of 7 + 2
I used the Chirpy Picot Stitch from Crochet ‘n’ Create

 

Chirpy Picot Stitch

 

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If you have any question regarding this design, feel free to email me at jo@joscraftyhook.com.

 

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Blueberry Waffle Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

BlueBerry Waffle Beanie

Thank you for stopping by Jo’s Crafty Hook to take advantage of the BlueBerry Waffle Beanies Free Crochet Pattern!

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There is a story behind the creation of the BlueBerry Waffle Beanie.  I designed a hat 2 years ago for Lion Brand Yarn and their #HatNotHate hat drive called the Blue Seuss Slouchy Hat.  To show my support again this year, I designed the 2 versions of the BlueBerry Waffle Beanie.  Here is what Lion Brand has to say about #HatNotHate:

  “With #HatNotHate Lion Brand Yarn hopes to increase awareness on the impact of bullying has on children, teens and adults by rallying together and crafting blue hats to proudly wear throughout the month of October, National Bullying Prevention Month.  With your help we hope to create a new “craftivist” movement to send the message that bullying in unacceptable.”

My daughter experienced Bullying and seen some of the harsh side effects Bullying can cause.  This is why I feel SO strongly and have been designing Blue Hats to show my support against this cruel behavior.  Because my daughter loves Waffles I decided to design this waffle stitch beanie to show my support.  You will find 2 versions of the BlueBerry Waffle Beanie in this post.  

Send your hats to:

#HATNOTHATE
140 Kero Road
Carlstadt, NJ 07072

Extended Deadline: September 13th

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From August 15, 2021 until September 6, 2021 you can take advantage of my #HatNotHate bundle of crochet patterns for $6!  Retail Value is $16, that’s $10 off!  No Coupon Code needed!

You will get my:

  • Blue Seuss Slouchy Hat
  • BlueBerry Waffle Beanie
  • Rugged Slopes Messy Bun and Beanie
  • Slouchy Puffs Beanie

My Blueberry Waffle Beanie and my Rugged Slopes hat can be made 4 ways each, so this is like getting 10 crochet patterns in 1 bundle!  Visit my Ravlery Store to take advantage of this awesome discount!

Lion Brand’s #HatNotHate campaign asks for blue hats to be donated for kids to wear against Bullying in October!  Find out more about Lion Brand’s #HatNotHate campaign here!

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You can find the Ad-Free PDF crochet pattern for the BlueBerry Waffle Beanie at my Ravelry Store.

BlueBerry Waffle Beanie

Version 1

 

Size Hat Width (Circumference) Hat Height Crown 
0-6 months 12.5” 5” – 5.25” 4” – 4.5”
6-12 months 14.5 5.5” – 6.5” 4.5” – 5”
12-24 months 16.5 6.5” – 6.75” 4.5” – 5”
2-4 years 18.5” 6.75” – 7” 5” – 5.5”
5-10 years 20” 6.75” – 7.5” 5.5” – 6”
Tween/Small Adult 21.5” 7.5” – 8” 6” 6.25”
Medium Adult 22” 23.5” 6.25” – 6.75”
Large Adult 22.5” 8.5” -9” 6.5” – 7”

 

Materials:

US H Crochet Hook/5.0 or 5 mm
US I Crochet Hook/5.5mm
150-400 yards of 4 ply Worsted or Aran Weight Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Gauge:
US Hook H/5.0 or 5 mm
8 FPDC/BPDC x 5 Rows = 2 inch

Abbreviations:
CH = Chain
Sl St = Slip Stitch
DC = Double Crochet
FDC = Foundation Double Crochet
FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet
DC2TOG = Double Crochet 2 Together

Notes:
Ch 3 does count as a DC
Ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch

Video Tutorials:
DC2TOG instructions from YouTube here.
FDC instructions on YouTube here.
FPDC instructions on YouTube here.
BPDC instructions
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 behind the Front Post of the DC in the Previous Row.
Double Crochet 2 Togetherwhen you double crochet two together, you are taking what were two double crochet stitches and turning them into just one double crochet stitch. This is also known as a decrease.

 

Special Notes: 

  1. Stitch multiple after the band is 3, 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, 2-4 yrs, 5-10 yrs, Teen/Sm Adult, Med Adult, Lg Adult) 
  3. Brim is worked in the round.
  4. Waffle Stitch is worked as rows.
  5. If Height of Hat is NOT met, Repeat R6-R7 until Height is met.  Remember you will be adding 1.5”-2.5” for Decreasing.
  6. If Height IS Hat IS met, end with R7 repeat, skip the rest of the Rows and go to Decrease Rows.  Remember you will be adding 1.5”-2.5” when decreasing. 
  7. If Height of Hat is NOT met after adding all the Rows, you can use more Decrease Rows below.

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Brim: 

R1:  Fdc 48 (57, 60, 69, 78, 81, 87, 90) join. 

R2: Ch 3, fpdc in the next st *dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.  (48, 57, 60, 69, 78, 87, 90) st 

R3: Ch 2, fpdc in the same st, *dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st* Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.  (48, 57, 60, 69, 78, 81, 87, 90) st

Waffle Stitch:

R4:  Ch 3, dc in same stitch and each stitch around.  sl st to join.

R5:  Ch 3, turn, dc in the next st. *fpdc around the post of the next stitch, dc in the next two st.*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.

R6Ch 3, turn, dc in the next st. Fpdc around the post of the next st, dc in the next 2 st.*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.

Ages 0-6 mth, 6-12 mth, 12-24 mth

R7-R10:  Repeat R5-R6 twice then go to Decrease Rows

Ages 2-4 yrs

R7-R12:  Repeat R5-R6 three times then go to Decrease Rows

Ages 5-10 yrs

R7-14:  Repeat R5-R6 four times then go to Decrease Rows

Tween/Small Adult 

R7-14:  Repeat R5-R6 four times then go to Decrease Rows

Medium Adult 

R7-R16:  Repeat R5-R6 five times and go to Decrease Rows

Large Adult 

R7-R18:  Repeat R5-R6 six times and go to Decrease Rows

Decrease Rows:

R1:  Ch 2, fpdc in the next st, *dc2tog in the next 2 dc, (fpdc in the next st, dc in the next 2 st) twice*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.  turn

R2:  Ch 3, *bpdc in the next st, (dc in the next st, bpdc in the next 2 st) twice.*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.  turn

R3:  Ch 2 *fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, dc2tog, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next 2 st*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.  turn

R4:  Ch 3, bpdc in the next st, dc in the next st, bpdc in the next st, dc in the next st, bpdc in the next 2 st, *(dc in the next st, bpdc in the next st) twice then dc in the next st, bpdc in the next 2 st*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.  

If you are wanting your Hat to be a Messy Bun do NOT sew the Crown of the Hat closed.  **If Height of Hat is NOT met, please see more Decrease Rows below.

Leave a 6-8” tail for sewing the Crown of the Hat closed.

Sew the crown closed being sure to pull your long tail tight once you’ve reached the 1st st.

Fasten off and weave in ends with Tapestry Needle.       

You can add a Pom Pom if you would like.

 

Extra Decrease Rows

Decrease Rows to meet the Hat’s Height.

R1:  Ch 3 and turn, *dc2tog in the next 2 dc, fpdc.*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.

R2-R4:  Ch 3 and turn.  *dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st .*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.

You can Repeat R2-R4 in continuing to add Height to your Hat.

Leave a 6-8” tail for sewing the Crown of the Hat closed.

Sew the crown of the hat closed being sure to pull long tail tight once you’ve reached the 1st st.

Fasten off and weave in ends with Tapestry Needle.       

You can add a Pom Pom if you would like.

You can make a Messy Bun Version.  See instructions above.

 

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You can find the Ad-Free PDF crochet pattern at my Ravelry Store.

Version 2

Using I Hook

Brim: 

R1:  Fdc 35 ( 38, 44, 50, 56, 62, 68, 74) join. 

R2: Ch 3, fpdc in the next st *dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.  (35, 38, 44, 50, 56, 62, 68, 74) st 

R3-R5:  Repeat the last round (dc in dc and fpdc in fpdc).  sl st to join. (35, 38, 44, 50, 56, 62, 68, 74) st 

Using H Hook

Waffle Stitch:

R6:  Ch 3, dc in the next st and each st around.  sl st to join.

R7:  Ch 3, turn and dc in the next st. *fpdc around the post of the next st, dc the next two st.*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.

R8Ch 3, turn, and dc in the next st.  Fpdc around the post of the next st.  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.

Ages 0-6 mth, 6-12 mth, 12-24 mth

R9-R12:  Repeat R7-R8 twice then go to Decrease Rows

Ages 2-4 yrs

R9-R14:  Repeat R7-R8 three then go to Decrease Rows

Ages 5-10 yrs

R9-16:  Repeat R7-R8 four times then go to Decrease Rows

Tween/Small Adult 

R9-18:  Repeat R7-R8 five times then go to Decrease Rows

Medium Adult 

R9-R20:  Repeat R7-R8 six times and go to Decrease Rows

Large Adult 

R9-R22:  Repeat R7-R8 seven times and go to Decrease Rows

Decrease Rows:

R1:  Ch 3 and turn, *dc2tog in the next 2 dc, fpdc.*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.

R2-R4:  Ch 3 and turn.  *dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st .*  Repeat from * to * around.  sl st to join.

If you are wanting your Hat to be a Messy Bun do NOT sew the Crown of the Hat closed. 

**If Height of Hat is NOT met, Repeat R2-R4 until Height is met.**

Leave a 6-8” tail for sewing the Crown of the Hat closed.

Sew the crown of the hat closed being sure to pull long tail tight once you get back to your 1st st.

Fasten off and weave in ends with Tapestry Needle.       

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Check out some of my testers version of the BlueBerry Waffle Beanies.

 

Send your hats to:

#HATNOTHATE
140 Kero Road
Carlstadt, NJ 07072

Extended Deadline: September 13th

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Thank you for stopping by Jo’s Crafty Hook for another FREE crochet pattern!  I hope you show your support for this much needed program by donating the BlueBerry Waffle Beanie to the #hatnothate hat drive.

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