Great Granny Cowl Crochet Pattern

Great Granny Cowl Crochet Pattern

The Great Granny Cowl Crochet Pattern uses a crochet stitch that everyone loves to do, the granny stitch.  The granny stitch has been around for as long as I can remember (I won’t say how long lol)  I have a granny square afghan that my Ma made over 30 years ago.

The granny stitch is used to create squares, afghans, cowls, scarves, and SO much more!  The granny stitch uses a combination of 3 double crochets and a chain.  Can you believe that is all it uses to create so many wonderful things?!

 

Information about the Great Granny Cowl Crochet Pattern

My Great Granny Cowl Crochet Pattern has 2 stages in creating the design.  First there is a triangle shawl that covers the chest and then a cowl is created to wrap around the neck.

US Terminology

Beginner Friendly

I used Red Heart Super Saver 100% Acrylic #4 ply Worsted Weight Yarn (198g / 7oz) (333m / 364yd)

Materials:
450-950 yds of #4 ply or Worsted/Aran Weight Yarn
US I or 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Stitches/Abbreviations Used:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sp = space
rep = repeat
blo = back loop only
alt ch 2 = alternate chain 2 or alternate turning chain
Beg Shell = Beginning Shell
RS = Right Side

Notes:
ch 3 counts as a dc
alternate chain 2 counts as a dc
the design is worked in 2 parts, a shawl and a cowl
each row of shawl part will increase by 6 st
the shawl is worked in turning rows
the cowl is worked in the round with turning rows
there are 4 sizes to choose from: 4-10 years, Tween, Adult Small & Large consecutively.

 

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Great Granny Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

 


 

Note:  Due to different types and thicknesses of yarn, you may need to go up or down a hook size to meet Gauge.

Cowl Gauge:
US I or 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
12 dc x 8 rows = 4”

Gauge Swatch:
R1:  ch 14, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc across.  turn (12 dc)
R2-R8:  ch 3, dc across.  turn (12 dc)

Special Stitches:
Beg Shell – (alt ch 2 or ch 3, 2dc) all in 1st st.
Shell – (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 sp.

Cowl Size Chart

 

Size Shawl Length Cowl Circumference Cowl Height Yardage Used
4-10 years 16” 32” 6” 450-550
Tween 20” 40” 8” 550-650
Small Adult 24” 48” 10” 650-800
Large Adult 28” 56” 12” 800-950

 

Part 1:  Shawl


Gauge:  4 rows = 4”

R1:  Magic Circle.  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in magic circle.  draw magic circle closed. 6 dc & ch-2
Optional:  ch 4, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in 1st ch.  turn 6 dc & ch-2

R2(RS):  (alt ch 2 or ch 3, 2 dc) all in 1st st, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch 2-sp (Shell made) ch 2, 3 dc in last st.  turn 12 dc & 2 ch-2 sp

R3:  (alt ch 2 or ch 3, 2 dc) all in 1st st (Beg Shell made) ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch 2-sp of Shell. ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, 3 dc in last st.  turn   18 dc & 5 ch-2 sp

R4:  Beg Shell, *ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp. rep from * until ch-2 sp of Shell, Shell **ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp.  rep from ** until the last ch-2 sp. ch 2, 3 dc all in last st. turn  24 dc & 7 ch-2 sp

Rep R4 until you have 16 (20, 24, 28) rows or until you reach desired length, being sure to end on RS.

Do NOT fasten off.

Part 2 – Cowl

Cowl Gauge
12 dc x 8 rows = 4”

You will now be working in the round with turning rows.

with RS facing you, turn slightly to work across the starting row (longest side)  


Starting Row

R1:  ch 3 in the same st, dc in side post, dc in dc across.  sl st in top of ch 3 to join. turn (you should end with an even number of stitches)

R2:  ch 3, dc blo in each st around.  sl st in top of ch 3 to join. turn

R3:  ch 3sk next st, 3 dc in next st, *sk 2 st, 3 dc in next st. rep from * around until last 2 st.  sk last 2 st.  sl st in top of ch 3 to join.  Turn

R4:  ch 3, dc blo in each st around.  sl st in top of ch 3 to join. turn

R5:  ch 3sk next st, 3 dc in next st, *sk 2 st, 3 dc in next st. rep from * around until last st.  sk last st.  sl st in top of ch 3 to join.  turn

R6:  ch 3, dc blo in each st around.  sl st in top of ch 3 to join. turn

Rep R5-R6 until your cowl measures (6” 8” 10” 12”) in height or until you reach your desired height.  

Fasten off and weave in ends.

That’s it!  You have made your own Great Granny Cowl!

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Freyja Nordic Necklace

The Freyja Nordic Necklace Crochet Pattern is one of those crochet patterns that you can customize from what it was originally designed for.  A little farther below you will see it how my testers customized theirs using thinner yarn for a person’s necklace; or used for a Hat Band; or used for a Wrist Band; or used for a Cat & Dog Necklace using both DK Weight and Worsted/Aran Weight Yarn.

So, why not even try different thicknesses of yarn to make yourself one!  You will find a free crochet pattern of the Freyja Nordic Necklace below.

 

 

The Freyja Nordic Necklace Crochet Pattern came to be because my son loves anything to do with Norse History.  That is why he named his dog Freyja.  Ever since she was a puppy I loved to dress her up.  My son even started asking me to make things for Freyja lol.  So I decided to design something that relates to Nordic History and Freyja’s name.  This is how I came up with this design. 

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Freyja – Gramma’s Grand
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Freyja Nordic Necklace Free Crochet Pattern

Information Needed for Freyja Nordic Necklace Crochet Pattern

Materials:
MC – 15-90 yds of #4 ply Worsted/Aran Weight Yarn
CC – 5-30 yds of #4 ply Worsted/Aran Weight Yarn
US H Crochet Hook or 5 mm
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Marker

Stitch/Abbreviations:
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
alt ch 2 = alternate chain 2
blo = back loop
MC = Main Color
CC = Contrasting Color
RS = Right Side
SM = Stitch Marker

Notes:
the stitch count is a multiple of 2
ch 1 does NOT counts as a stitch
ch 2 does counts as a dc
alt ch 2 counts as a dc
the necklace consist of 3 pieces
you will braid all 3 pieces together

Sizes:
4” 8” 10” 12” 14” 16”
**if you would like to make a larger size, add multiples of 2* 

Gauge:
US H Crochet Hook or 5 mm
12 st x 8 rows = 4”

 

Multiples Ways to Customize Necklace

My testers used the Freyja Nordic Necklace Crochet Pattern to Customize the crochet pattern and what they would use the design for.  Below you will see it customized using thinner yarn for a person’s necklace; used for a Hat Band; used for a Wrist Band; used for a Cat & Dog Necklace.

The free crochet pattern of the Freyja Nordic Necklace lists different sizes you can make.  Why not even try different thicknesses of yarn to make yourself one!

Thank You:  Dina Sengupta, Lourdes Bernadette, Tammy Alexander, Sally Hayes, Nancy McKain, Christina Anderson, and Judith Huskey Rodriguez for your unique versions of the Freyja Nordic Necklace!

 

Freyja Nordic Necklace Free Crochet Pattern
My Freyja

 

You will make 3 Color Strips:  2 MC and 1 CC.

MC, CC, MC

 

Smaller Necklace

 

R1:  fdc 12 (24, 30) turn (12, 24, 30) dc

Optional:  ch 14 (26, 32) dc in 4th ch from hook, dc across.  turn (12, 24, 30) dc

R2(RS):  alt ch 2 or ch 2, dc in blo only across.  turn (12, 24, 30) dc

Fasten off and weave in ends.  Move to Closing the Necklace.


Larger Necklace

R1:  fdc 36 (42, 48)  turn (36, 42, 48) dc

Optional:  ch 38 (44, 50) dc in the 4th ch from hook, dc across.  turn (36, 42, 48) dc

R2(RS):  alt ch 2 or ch 2, dc in blo across. turn  (36, 42, 48) dc

R3-R4:  alt ch 2 or ch 2, dc in blo only across. turn (36, 42, 48) dc

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Connecting the Ends

Connecting the Ends

 

Step 1:

Line up the 3 pieces as shown below with the RS up, being sure the pieces are all facing the same way.  Lay each piece on top of each other.

 

MC, CC, MC
Step 1


Step 2:
Attach yarn with a sl st through all 3 pieces.

Step 2


Smaller Pets
R1:  2 sc in the 1st st, sc in the next st, 2 sc in the last st. (4 sc) turn

Larger Pets
R1:  2 sc in the 1st st, sc in the next 2 st, 2 sc in the last st. (6 sc) turn

 

R1

 

R2-R4:  ch 1, sc in same st, sc across.  (4, 6 sc) turn

Leave a long tail of yarn for sewing ends of braid together.

Fasten off.

R2-R4


Braiding

Braid the 3 pieces together, being sure to end the pieces in the same color coordination.  MC, CC, MC.  

Example of Braiding

 

Step 1:
Once you have braided the 3 pieces together, place a SM in 1st and last st, being  sure to go through all 3 pieces.

Step 1


Step 2:
Attach yarn with a sl st in 1st st of all 3 pieces.

Step 2

 

R1:  ch 1, sc in same sp, sc across.  (2, 4 sc) turn

R1

R2-R4:  ch 1, sc in same st, sc across.  (2, 4 sc) turn

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

R2-R4

 

Closing Necklace

 

Step 1:
Line up RS of 1st end to the RS of the 2nd end.

Line up RS to RS

 

Step 2:
Using your long tail of yarn, sew the 2 ends together.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Finished Necklace
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That’s it!  You have made your own version of the Freyja Nordic Necklace!

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Preemie IV Sleeve

Preemie IV Sleeve Crochet Pattern

The Preemie IV Sleeve crochet pattern is a design that is good for preemie babies who need special care and may need an IV or Canual line for medication.  The sleeve is a way to protect the baby from scratches and to hold the IV line in place.  This crochet pattern would be great to donate to NICU wards of your local hospital or a donation center.

 

 

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Summer Convertible Wrap

Summer Convertible Wrap 

The Summer Convertible Wrap crochet pattern is a design that has many purposes.  The crochet stitches I used in this design create a nice and airy stitch.  You can use for those chilly Spring and Summer night; wear it to cover up a bathing suit; or just make it fit your purpose.

The Summer Convertible Wrap Crochet Pattern was designed specifically for the Spring into Summer Blog Hop & Bundle Sale.  This event is going on the whole month of May.

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Information about the Yarn used in the Summer Convertible Wrap

WeCrochet kindly provided me with the yarn that I used in my Summer Convertible Crochet Pattern.  The yarn I used was CotLin from KnitPicks.  I picked this yarn  because I wanted a nice lightweight yarn that was suitable for Spring and Summer.  The CotLin met my expectations perfectly.  The CotLin yarn from KnitPicks is also a yarn that can be washed over and over again and still hold the shape perfectly.

Fiber Content: 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen
Weight: DK
Yards: 123
Grams: 50
Care: Machine Washable/Tumble Dry Low

I wanted to use light colors in my wrap that would help to reflect the sun and to make you want to wear it in the warmer Spring and Summer days. 

I used the colors Snow White (29492)  & Whisper (25328) 

As you can see by the picture below the colors Snow White & Whisper do help to reflect the sun.  The picture below also shows the nice and airy stitch that will keep you cool in the warmer weather.

 

 

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The Spring into Summer Blog Hop features 33 crochet patterns that you can get for FREE!  Each day they are offering a FREE PDF copy of a featured designer’s crochet pattern ranging from garments, accessories and more! Most of the crochet designs are NEW crochet patterns!

 

 

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Suzy’s Cloths

Suzy’s Cloths – Washcloth and Burp Cloth

The Suzy’s Cloths are the perfect crochet pattern to make and gift to new mother’s at a Baby Shower.

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New mother’s may not realize how much babies get sick during burping or after.  Also, they might not think about putting a cloth or towel on their shoulder or under they baby’s face while burping them.

I don’t know HOW many times I did not do this myself!   It is a great idea to do this, because not only will the parent have to change the baby, but they will have to change themselves.  lol

 

 

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Information Needed for the Suzy’s Cloths Crochet Pattern

The Suzy’s Cloths crochet pattern contains 2 crochet patterns inside.  1 for a Washcloth and 1 for a Burp Cloth.

I used Premier Just Cotton in Cream.  (87 yds/ 50 g) (1.76 oz/ 80 m) 

Materials:
80-200 yds of #4 ply Medium Cotton Yarn
US F Crochet Hook or 3.75 mm
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
fsc = foundation single crochet
alt ch 2  = alternate ch 2
rep = repeat

Notes:
ch 3 counts as a dc
alt ch 2 counts as a dc
In the crochet pattern there are 2 types of stitches.  The Crossover Stitch & the Suzette Stitch
There are 2 sizes to choose from 8” x 6” (10” x 10”) consecutively.

Size:
Washcloth = 8” x 6”
Burp Cloth = 10” x 10”

Gauge:
US F Crochet Hook or 3.75 m
16 dc x 8 rows = 4”

Gauge Swatch:
R1:  18, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across.  16 dc
R2-R8:  ch 3, dc across.  16 dc

Special Stitches:
Crossover Stitch:  dc in stated st, *sk 1 st, dc in next 3 st, dc in sk st. rep until last st, dc in last st.
Suzette Stitch:  (sc, dc) in all in stated st.

Suzy’s Cloths Free Crochet Pattern

Washcloth & Hand Towel Crochet Pattern

R1: fsc 26 or 42. turn (26, 42 sc)
Optional: ch 27 (43) sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across. turn (26, 42 sc)

R2: ch 1, sc in same st, sc across. turn (26, 42 sc)

R3: alt ch 2 or ch 3 (counts as a dc) *sk next st, dc in next 3 st, dc in sk st. rep from * across until last st. dc in
last st. turn (26, 42 dc)

R4–R5: Rep R2-R3

R6: ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in next st, sc across. turn (27, 43 sc)

R7: ch 1, (sc, dc) all in same st, sk next st. *(sc, dc) all in same st, sk next st. rep from * until last st, sc in last
st. turn (27, 43 st)

R8: ch 1, (sc, dc) in 1st sc, sk next st. *(sc, dc) in next sc, sk st. rep from * until last sc. sc in last sc. turn (27,
43 st)

R9-15(23): Repeat R8.

R16(24): ch 1, sc in same st, sk next st, sc across. turn (26, 42 sc)

R17(25): alt ch 2 or ch 3 *sk next st, dc in next 3 st, dc in sk st. rep from * across until last st. dc in last st.
turn (26, 42 dc)

R18(26): ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st across. turn

R19(27): alt ch 2 or ch 3 *sk next st, dc in next 3 st, dc in sk st. rep from * across until last st. dc in last st.
turn (26, 42 dc)

R20-21(28-R29): ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st across. turn (26, 42 sc)

Do NOT fasten off..

Edging
sc in each st evenly around the cloth, placing a (sc, ch 1, sc) in the last st of each row.

That’s it! You have completed your own Suzy’s Cloths! I would LOVE to see your version!

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Wrapped in Love Set Free Crochet Pattern

The Wrapped In Love Set is being a part of the Warm my Heart Blog Hop being hosted by Fosbas Designs and Frankie Kate.  We are wanting to share free premium crochet patterns that your loved ones can feel love, warmth, and security.

The Warm my Heart  Blog Hop will run from December 1 – 20, 2022.  Each day you will find 2 new free crochet patterns you can take advantage of.

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You can get a free PDF copy of the premium crochet pattern for my Wrapped in Love Set on December 20, 2022.  My Wrapped in Love Set contains a Beanie and a Cowl crochet patterns that you can wrap them in love and warmth.  There are 3 sizes to choose from:  Child, Women, and Men.


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Warm my Heart Blog Hop & Bundle


The Warm my Heart Blog Hop & Bundle is sharing crochet patterns that give you a sense of warmth, security, feeling loved and protected.

During the blog hop you will find accessories such as warm shawls, pocket shawls, socks. You will also find cozy sweaters, blankets and more in that will warm your heart or someone else’s.

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We are offering the bundle as an option for those of you who do not want to do the blog hop and an idea for some of you who may have missed some days. You can also get this as last-minute Christmas gift for those in your life who LOVE to crochet (or even yourself lol)

If you would like to purchase the Warm my Heart Bundle for $12.99 and get ALL of the crochet patterns in one place click HERE or on the image below.

You can get a free PDF copy of the premium crochet pattern for my Wrapped in Love Set on December 17, 2022.  My Wrapped in Love Set contains a Beanie and a Cowl crochet patterns that you can wrap them in love and warmth.  There are 3 sizes to choose from:  Child, Women, and Men.


Wrapped in Love Set Crochet Pattern

Wrapped In Love Set Crochet Pattern

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

Child Size Hat Crochet Pattern

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.

Child Size Cowl Crochet Pattern

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.

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Fall into Autumn Blog Hop 2022

September 1-30, 2022 starts the Fall into Autumn Blog Hop.  You can take advantage of daily FREE crochet patterns that are perfect for Autumn!  This blog hop is being sponsored by #wecrochetofficial #wecrochet #knitpicks  There is also a Fall into Autumn Bundle to treat yourself with!  More info below.

 

 

There will be 32 crochet designers participating and giving away a FREE copy of their newest Autumn designs!  The image below tells you how the Fall into Autumn Blog Hop works.

 

 

 

Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’ and Ned & Mimi will be hosting this blog hop.  To visit the Fall into Autumn Blog Hop and to find more information, click on the image below to be directed to the blog hop.  Each day you can also visit the roundup to get the daily free crochet pattern from another fabulous crochet designer’s newest Autumn design.

 

 

On Sept 23, 2022 I will be giving away FREE pdf copies of my newest Autumn design, the Double Cross Mobius Cowl.  Be sure to come back here on Sept 23, 2022 to grab a free copy of my Double Cross Mobius Cowl.

 

 

There will also be a Giveaway!  1 lucky WINNER will receive the 2022 Fall into Autumn Pattern Bundle and the Premium Winding Station Tool Kit from #wecrochet “WOW!!”

 

 

Like I said above, you can skip all the blog hopping and treat yourself to the Fall into Autumn Bundle.  

 

 
 
Here are some questions you may have before you decide to treat yourself to one…
What is the Fall into Autumn bundle?
A collection of all 33 patterns in the Fall Into Autumn Blog Hop.
How much does the bundle cost?
The bundle will be offered at $12.99 from August 31 – October 7, 2022, which is over 90% off what one would pay if the patterns were purchased individually. This comes out to about $0.38 per pattern.

How do I treat myself 👏👏 to one?

 

Click HERE to purchase your own Fall into Autumn Bundle.
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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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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.

 

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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

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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.

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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Custom Orders Welcome

If you would like me to crochet any of my designs for you or others, I do take Custom Orders.  Visit my Ravelry Store or LoveCrafts to see some ideas of what you would like to Custom Order.  You can email me with your order or any other questions at j.o@joscraftyhook.com.

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