Friendship CAL 2021

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

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

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

Diamonds Squares

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friendship Blanket

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Week 1

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

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

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

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

Kinship Square

 

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

 

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

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

Friendship Blanket

 

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

Ravelry
Lovecraft
Etsy

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

Website:      www.joscraftyhook.com

Facebook Group:  www.facebook.com/JosCraftyHookers

Facebook Page:     www.facebook.com/JosCraftyHook

Facebook Page:     www.facebook.com/JosCraftyHookDesigns

Instagram:    www.instagram.com/joscraftyhook

Pinterest:     www.pinterest.com/baird0095

Twitter:         www.twitter.com/joscraftyhook

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

From the Designer:

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

 

Wrapped in Love Boot Cuffs Crochet Pattern

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

Be sure to sign up for my Newsletter.  This way you will be notified directly when I have another giveaway, release a new pattern or blog post.  As a Special Bonus, when you sign up for my Newsletter you will receive a Coupon that you can use at my Ravelry Store.  So be sure to sign up so you don’t miss any news about Jo’s Crafty Hook.

 

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

 

Here’s how it works:

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Stay tuned to what Jo’s Crafty Hook will be doing by signing up for my Newsletter.  I have more amazing things scheduled for 2021 that I know you will LOVE!  Sign up below!

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

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

Wrapped in Love Boot Cuffs

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

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

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

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

Video Tutorials:
foundation double crochet here

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

Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

Use Tapestry Needle to close FDC.

R2:  alt ch 2 and dc around.  28 dc

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

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

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

R6-R8:  Repeat R3-R5

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

Fasten off and weave in the ends.
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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.

Ravelry
Lovecraft
Etsy

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

Website:      www.joscraftyhook.com

Facebook:     www.facebook.com/JosCraftyHook

Facebook:     www.facebook.com/JosCraftyHookDesigns

Instagram:    www.instagram.com/joscraftyhook

Pinterest:     www.pinterest.com/baird0095

Twitter:         www.twitter.com/joscraftyhook

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

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!

Herringbone Beanie and Cowl Set Crochet Pattern

 

Thank you for stopping by my website, Jo’s Crafty Hook!  I have some exciting news for you!  My Herringbone Beanie and Cowl Set Crochet Pattern will be featured in the Winter Celebration 2020 Giveaway hosted by Angel of The Knotty Designer!

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, Etsy Shop, and my Ravelry Store going and provide quality designs just for you!

Angel Brandon of The Knotty Designer is doing some wonderful things inside her Facebook Page The Knotty Designer!  She is having a Winter Celebration 2020 Giveaway!    Be sure to join us and find out more about the Winter Celebration 2020 Giveaway at Angel’s Facebook Page The Knotty Designer.  Here’s what Angel has to say:

Save the dates! From December 1st to the 8th I will be hosting a holiday celebration. I will be joined by other pattern designers and we will be giving away free patterns. There will even be a giveaway too! Invite your friends to this page to join the celebration. Stay tuned!

Here is the list of the 7 designers and their designs that will be part in the Winter Celebration 2020 Giveaway December 1 – December 8, 2020.  Starting December 1 – December 8, 2020 you can use the Coupon Code:  CELEBRATION2020 at the Ravelry Checkout.

 

The Knotty Designer – Chimney Bottle Bag

 

Jo’s Crafty Hook – Unisex Herringbone Beanie & Cowl Set

 

Pine Tree Crochet – Christmas Ornament

 

Straight Hooked – Velvet Twirl Messy Bun Hat

 

Crochet Rox – Santa/Elf Ear Hat

 

Handmade Rose Bag – Awesome Bohemian Beanie

 

My Fingers Fly – Roller Skate Stocking

 

I hope you will join us for the Winter Celebration 2020 Giveaway being hosted by Angel Brandon of The Knotty Designer!  Stop by her Facebook Page early so you don’t miss out on any of the exciting news leading up to the giveaway!

Be sure to sign up for my Newsletter.  This way you will be notified directly when I have another giveaway, release a new pattern or blog post.  As a Special Bonus, when you sign up for my Newsletter you will receive a Coupon that you can use at my Ravelry Store.  So be sure to sign up so you don’t miss any news about Jo’s Crafty Hook.

You can find the free crochet pattern for the Herringbone Beanie & Cowl Set.  If you would like to get the Ad-Free pdf copy of the crochet pattern you can find it at my Ravelry Store or LoveCraft or Etsy Shop.

Karen

In this post I want to share with you a Unisex crochet design, the Herringbone Beanie and Cowl Set.

In the Herringbone Crochet Set you will find 3 sizes to choose from:  Teen, Small & Large Adult.  The good thing about this crochet pattern is that it can be customized to fit your style, size, and color!  The stitch count is a multiple of 6, so it you want to make a smaller or larger size, you can use the multiple of 6.

As I stated above, the Herringbone Beanie and Cowl Set Crochet Pattern is a Unisex crochet pattern.  My husband and I modeled the set, so as you can see it fits men and women.  You will find some wonderful versions from my testers of the set at the bottom of this post.

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

Ravelry
Lovecraft
Etsy

 

Materials:
US Hook I/5.5 mm
100-300 yards of #4 Worsted Weight Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Gauge:
US Hook I/5.5 mm
8 HHDC x 6 Rows = 2 inch

Notes:
Ch 1 does not count as a stitch

Gauge Swatch:
R1:  Ch 9, sc in 2nd st and sc in each st across. Ch1
R2:  Turn.  HHDC in each st across.  Ch 1
R3-6:  Repeat R2

Abbreviations:
CH = Chain
SS = Slip Stitch
SC = Single Crochet
BLO = Back Loop Only
HHDC = Herringbone Half Double Crochet
SC BLO = Single Crochet in Back Loop Only
HDC2TOG = Half Double Crochet 2 Together
FHDC = Foundation Half Double Crochet

Special Stitches:

To make the HHDC stitch:
1. Yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)
2. Pull first loop straight through the second (similar to a slip stitch)
3. Yarn over, pull through two remaining loops on hook. 

Special Notes:
The stitch count is a multiple of 6 if you need a smaller or larger size.
Pattern written for: Teen, Sm Adult, Lg Adult
Be sure to count your stitches once and awhile.  It is important once you start the decreasing to have the right stitch count.

Video Tutorials:
YouTube Video Tutorial for HHDC  here
YouTube Video Tutorial for SC in BLO here.
YouTube Video Tutorial for HDC2TOG here.
YouTube Video Tutorial for FHDC here.

 

If you would like to purchase the pdf copy of the crochet pattern you can find it at Ravelry or Etsy.  There is an additional crochet pattern for matching fingerless gloves that you can find at my stores.

 

Brim

R1:  Chain 11,  SC in the 2nd chain and each ch across.  Ch 1 and Turn.  10 SC

R2:  sc in 1st st, sc in blo in the next 8 st, and sc in the last st.  Ch 1 and Turn.  10 SC

R3:  Repeat R2 for a total of 54 (60, 66) Rows

Join Brim:  Holding both ends together without twisting, sl together through blo loop of the previous row and foundation row.

 

Body

R1:  Ch 1, work HHDC across the side of each row, sl in 1st HHDC st to join.  Ch 1 and Turn.  54 (60, 66)

R2:  HHDC in the 1st st and in each st around.  Ss in 1st HHDC to join.  Ch 1 and Turn.  54 (60, 66)

R3:  HHDC in each remaining st around.  Ss in 1st HHDC to join.  Ch 1 and Turn.  54 (60, 66)

Repeat R2-R3 until hat measures 6 – 6.5”  ( 6.5 – 7” or 7 – 7.5”) inches, including the Brim.  Move on to Decrease Rows.

 

Decrease Rows  

R1:  Ch 1 and Turn. * HHDC in the next 6 (8,9) st, HDC2TOG*  Repeat from * to * around.  Ss into 1st to join.  Ch 1 and Turn.  48 , 54, 60  stitches

R2:  *HHDC in the next 5 (7, 8) st, HDC2TOG*  Repeat from * to * around.  Ss into 1st st join.  Ch 1 and Turn.  40 (48, 54) st

R3:  HHDC in the next 4 (6, 7) st, HDC2TOG*  Repeat from * to * around.  Ss into 1st st join.  Ch 1 and Turn.  34 (42, 48) st

R4:  HHDC in the next 3 (5, 6) st, HDC2TOG*  Repeat from * to * around.  Ss into 1st st join.  28 (36, 42) st  Do not fasten off.

Leave a long tail of 6-10 inches for weaving the top of the hat closed.  You will weave the top of the Beanie closed by using your Tapestry Needle.  

You will go into the 2 loops created by the dc using the long tail you have left.  You will go back and forth weaving the long tail between the 2 loops until you reach the end.  

At the end you will pull the long tail tight, closing the top of the Beanie.  Pull tight and go into the 1st st and create a knot, tying off the long tail.   

If you are having trouble here is the YouTube Video Tutorial showing the process.   

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

 

Herring-Bone Cowl

R1:  FHDC 14 (16, 18) 

Optional:  Chain 16 (18, 20) hdc in the 4th chain and each remaining stitch. Turn  14 (16, 18)

R2:  Ch 1.  HHDC in 1st st and remaining stitches across.  Turn  14 (16, 18)

R3:  Ch 1.  HHDC in 1st st and remaining stitches across.  Turn  14 (16, 18)

Body of Scarf

R4:  Ch 1.  HHDC in 1st st and remaining stitches across.  Turn  14 (16, 18) 

Repeat R4 until the scarf measures 44”  ( 56”, 68”) inches or until your desired length.  If you would like to leave it as a Scarf, fasten off and weave in the ends.  For the Cowl, do not fasten off, move to the closing of the cowl.

 

Closing the Cowl

R1:  Ch 1 and place HDC in each st across.   14 (16, 18)

Join Ends:  Holding both ends together without twisting, slst together through blo loop of the previous row and foundation row.

Fasten off and weave in ends.  You are done!

 

As you can see above the different versions from my wonderful testers!  Thanks a  bunch ladies!

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

Ravelry
Lovecraft
Etsy

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

Website:      www.joscraftyhook.com

Facebook:     www.facebook.com/JosCraftyHook

Facebook:     www.facebook.com/JosCraftyHookDesigns

Instagram:    www.instagram.com/joscraftyhook

Pinterest:     www.pinterest.com/baird0095

Twitter:         www.twitter.com/joscraftyhook

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

From the Designer:

  • Thank you for your interest in this crochet pattern!  Check out some of my patterns at my Ravelry Store Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs or LoveCraft or Etsy Shop JosCraftyHook or 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!

Fall into Love With Autumn Blog Hop

Jo’s Crafty Hook will be featured in another Blog Hop on August 24, 2020 called the Fall in Love with Autumn Blog Hop.  The Fall in Love with Autumn Blog Hop will be going from August 1, 2020 until September 1, 2020.  Raelynn of Itchin for Some Stitchin will be hosting the Fall in Love with Autumn Blog Hop, you can find out more about her here!

 

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, Etsy Shop, and my Ravelry Store going and provide quality designs just for you!

 

The blog hop will feature 32 designers, a different one each day.  These crochet and knit designs will consist of things like my Wrapped in Diamonds Wrap, Hats, Scarves, Home Decor, and SO much more!  The picture below explains how the blog hop works.

 

 

Be sure to sign up for my Newsletter so you don’t miss out on FREE crochet patterns, blog hops, giveaways, and more!

 

Below is the list of crochet designers that will be taking part in the Fall in Love with Autumn Blog Hop:

 

Be sure to check in each day to take advantage of these crochet designers designs as they will only be good for 24 hours.  I know I will be downloading some (or ALL) of these designs myself!  lol  Click on the button below to take you to the Fall in Love with Autumn Blog Hop.

 

 

 

If you don’t want wait or to come back each day, you can purchase the Fall in Love with Autumn Blog Hop Bundle.  You will receive 35 crochet and 2 knit patterns.  When you purchase this bundle, 5 of these patterns are bonus patterns that are not available during this blog hop.  I saved the best part for last!  If you purchase the bundle, you will be saving 90% off of what the patterns would normally cost!  How SWEET is that?!?  You can purchase the Fall in Love with Autumn Bundle here.

 

 

 

 

To get my Wrapped in Diamonds Wrap on August 24, 2020 you can use the Coupon Code:  LOVEFALL to get a free pdf crochet pattern from my Ravelry Store Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs.  You can find the Wrapped in Diamonds Wrap by clicking on the button below.  Be sure to use the Coupon Code:  LOVEFALL on 8/24/2020.

 

 

 

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

Ravelry
Lovecraft
Etsy

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

Website:      www.joscraftyhook.com

Facebook:     www.facebook.com/JosCraftyHook

Facebook:     www.facebook.com/JosCraftyHookDesigns

Instagram:    www.instagram.com/joscraftyhook

Instagram:   www.instagram.com/jo_bear38

Pinterest:     www.pinterest.com/baird0095

Twitter:         www.twitter.com/joscraftyhook

Twitter:        www.twitter.com/jo_baird

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

 

From the Designer:

  • Thank you for your interest in this crochet pattern!  Check out some of my patterns at my Ravelry Store Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs or 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 item, please do NOT claim this design as your own.   Please forward any one who would like to do this 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 designs!  You can “Hook It” at my Ravelry Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs 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!

 

Summer Solstice Roundup

I am taking part in another free crochet pattern roundup!  The Summer Solstice Roundup consist of 25 Crochet Designers, including myself, and their designs.  The Summer of Solstice Roundup is being sponsored by The Loophole Fox.  You can find out more about The Loophole Fox here

This post 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, Etsy Shop, and my Ravelry Store going and provide quality designs just for you!

Below you will find a picture of each crochet designer and their design and the FREE crochet pattern that you can download from the Summer Solstice Roundup.  All you need to do is click on the link under each designer’s design and you will be redirected to that designer’s website where you can find their free crochet pattern.

                Summer of Love Tank Top – Jo’s Crafty Hook

My design of the Summer of Love Tank Top crochet pattern, picture above, will be a FREE crochet pattern in the Summer Solstice Roundup!  All you need to do is scroll down and find the free crochet pattern.  If you would like an Ad-Free PDF copy of the Summer of Love Tank Top, click on the link under my picture or go to the Ravelry Store here.

Scroll down and find the design YOU like best!  Click on the link under the picture and you will be directed to the designer’s FREE crochet pattern!  Have FUN and ENJOY!

                                Gingham Tote by The Loop Hole Fox Crochet
                         Boho Goddess Kimono – Itchin for Some Stitchin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           Rainbow Crown-Green Fox Farms
                Crochet Mason Jar Covers-Crafting Each Day
         Crochet Hairpin Lace Dreamcatcher-Raffamusa Designs
                     Ivory Lace Bralette-Carroway Crochet
                         Vintage Lace Shawl-Hanjan Crochet
                      Boho Arrow Headband-Ned and Mimi
                     Premier Shawl-Simply Hooked by Janet
                           Crochet Basket-Crochet Fosbas
                  Susan Tote Bag-Sunflower Cottage Crochet
                             Chic Shopper Tote-King & Eye
                      Sun Showers Wall Hanging-Noors Knits
                                               Wishing Well Shawl-Needle Klankers
                                Bamboo Mini Crop Top-Brittany Alice Crochet
                                                      Butterfly Flip Flops-My Fingers Fly
                       Summer Romance Crochet Top-Blue Star Crochet
                                         Summer Nights Shawl-Three Fates Creations
                               Desamour Designs – In the Forest of Night Cardi
                                                   Garden Kerchief-No Hooks Given
                  Reusable Crochet Flower Face Scrubbies-Made by Gootie
                                                           Amigurumi Whale-Yarn Hild
                   Crochet Sunglasses Case-Pine Tree Crochet

Thank you for stopping by Jo’s Crafty Hook’s and The Loophole Fox’s Summer Solstice Roundup!  All of us designers would LOVE to see what your version of our crochet patterns look like!  You can find each designer’s User Name on Instagram.  Follow them, show their designs some LOVE, and share your version of their designs!  If you do crochet any of these designs, please share them with the designer by using #CrochetSummer2020.

The Loophole Fox Crochet  @theloopholefoxcrochet
Itchin for Some Stitchin  @itchinforsomestitchin
Green Fox Farms  @greenfoxfarms
Crafting Each Day  @craftingeachday
Raffamusa Designs  @raffamusa_designs
Carroway Crochet  @carrowaycrochet
Hanjan Crochet  @hanjancrochet
Ned and Mimi  @nedandmimi
Simply Hooked by Janet  @simplyhookedbyjanet
Crochet Fosbas  @crochet_fosbas
Sunflower Cottage Crochet  @sunflower.cottage.crochet.too
King and Eye  @kingandeye.co.uk
Noors Knits  @noorsknits
Jo’s Crafty Hook  @joscraftyhook
Needle Klankers  @needlesklankers
Brittany Alice Crochet  @brittanyalicecrochet
My Fingers Fly  @myfingersfly
Blue Star Crochet  @bluestarcrochet
Three Fates Creations  @threefatescreations
Desamour Designs  @desamourdesigns
No Hooks Given  @nohooksgiven
Made by Gootie  @madebygootie
Yarn Hild  @yarnhild
Pine Tree Crochet @pretty.pine.tree.crochet

Below you will find out more about the Summer of Love Tank Top and the free crochet pattern that follows.  Again, thank you for taking part in the Summer Solstice Roundup!

The Summer of Love Tank Top Crochet Pattern is another design I created in recognition of Cancer Awareness Month and the women in my family who were diagnosed with one form of Cancer or another.  I am glad to say they all are cancer FREE right now.  I am so proud of them and their survival, so I decided to design another crochet pattern called the Summer of Love Tank Top!

Summer of Love Tank Top

This post 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, Etsy Shop, and my Ravelry Store going and provide quality designs just for you!  

I would LOVE to thank 5 of my crochet pattern testers for all of their hard work and dedication to this design.  They are Lindsay Silvestrini, Candace Broussard Doucet, Kelly Vecchione, Laura Poulsen, and Tara Smith.  Below their versions of the Summer of Love Tank Top are being modeled.

Summer of Love Tank Top Crochet Pattern

Materials:
US Hook I or 5.5 mm

500-1200 yards of  #3 Light Weight Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers

Stitches Used:
DC = Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet
Ch Sp = Chain Space
St = Stitch
SS = Slip Stitch
SC = Single Crochet
SS = Slip Stitch
FDC = Foundation Double Crochet (YouTube video here.)
LDC = Long Double Crochet (YouTube has GREAT instructional videos!)
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

Gauge:
US Hook I/5.5 mm

8 DC x 5 Rows = 2”

4” x 4” Gauge Swatch:

16 FDC or ch 18, dc in the 4th ch from hook and remaining 14 st.  Turn
R2-R8:  Ch 3 and dc in each st across.  Turn (16 dc)

Notes:

  • You can find a  Video Tutorial for the Straps at my YouTube Channel here.
  • Ch 2 does not count as a DC
  • Ch 3 does count as a DC
  • Shells made create the Heart

Special Notes
*Sizes range from S, M, L, XL, 2X, and 3X

*FDC 112 (126, 140, 154, 168, 184)
*The Top is crocheted from the Bottom to Top.
*The top is crocheted as One Piece except for when attaching the Sleeves.

Candace Broussard Doucet
Bust Size 34 38 40 42 44 46
Sizes Small Medium Large X-Large 2X 3X
Tank Top Width 15” 17” 19” 21” 23” 25”
Tank Top Height w/o Straps 14” 16” 18” 20” 22” 24”
Tank Top Straps Height   6”   6” 8” 8” 10” 10”
Tank Top Height 20” 22” 26” 28” 32” 34”

Tank Top

Lindsay Silvestrini’s Version

Interweave

Starting at the Bottom of the Top

R1:  For Bottom of the Top FDC 112 (126, 140, 154, 168, 184) Join in 1st FDC  OR Chain 118, 132, 146, 160, 174, 190, join to form circle being careful to keep it straight.  Ch 3 and DC in each ch across. 112 (126, 140, 154, 168, 184) DC.

R2:  ch 3, dc in each st around. 112 (126, 140, 154, 168, 184) DC.  Join in top of Ch 3.

With a Tapestry Needle sew the FDC row closed.

R3 Video Tutorial 

R3: [Ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc all in same stitch. (Beg Shell) made]  ch 3, skip 6 st, 2 dc, ch 1. 2 dc all in the same stitch. (Shell made).  *Ch 3, skip 6 st, Shell in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. ss in top of ch 3 of Beg Shell.

R4 Video Tutorial

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 * around. Join with ss into SC.

Repeat R2-R4  until your Top measures 14” (16” 18” 20” 22” 24”)  Be sure to end with R3. Do not turn.

Once your Top measures correctly move on to the Straps.

 

Straps

Step 1:  Fold Shirt in ½ using the Hearts/Shells as your Guide.  Place Stitch Markers using the Steps below.
Step 2:  Skip 2 Hearts from the Left and Right for Small and Medium
Step 3:  Skip 3 Hearts from the Left and Right for Large and XLarge
Step 4:  Skip 4 Hearts from the Left and Right for 2X and 3X

Laura Poulsens Version

Video Tutorial for the Straps

Attaching the Strap

R1:  Skip 2 st from previous row, ss in next st, ch 4, ldc, ch 2, sc in sc of Shell, ch 2, skip 2 st from previous row, ldc in last 2 st.  Turn

R2:  ch 3, dc in each st across. (9 dc)  Turn

R3:  ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3, skip 3 st, Shell in next st, ch 3, sc in last st.  Turn

R4:  ch 3, ldc in next st, ch 2, sc in heart, ch 2, ldc and dc in last 2 st.  Turn

Repeat R2-R4 3 more times for Small and Medium; 4 more times for Large and XLarge; and 5 more times for 2X and 3X.  If you need to, add more Rows needed to reach the correct Strap size for You.

Repeat Steps 1-4 3 more times using the same methods mentioned above being sure to place Stitch Markers in the correct positions.

Fasten off and weave in ends.  Share your version of the Summer of Love Tank Top at any of my Social Media sites listed below, I would LOVE to see them!

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

Website:      www.joscraftyhook.com

Etsy Shop:    www.etsy.com/shop/JosCraftyHook

Facebook:     www.facebook.com/JosCraftyHookDesigns

Facebook:  www.faceboook.com/Jo’sCraftyHook

Ravelry:       https://www.ravelry.com/designers/jos-crafty-hook

Instagram:    www.instagram.com/joscraftyhook

Instagram:  www.instragram.com/jo_bear38

Pinterest:     www.pinterest.com/baird0095

Twitter:         www.twitter.com/joscraftyhook

Twitter:   www.twitter.com/jo_baird

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

From the Designer:

I originally designed the Wrapped in Love Hat and Cowl Set to show my support for Cancer Awareness Month.  As I grow as a Fiber Artist, my designs grow. This Tank Top is another design that has been added to the Wrapped In Love Line.  I have more than one loved one who had been diagnosed with cancer and have BEATEN It! They are true Survivors and the inspiration behind my crochet patterns in the Wrapped In Love Line. 

  • Thank you for crocheting from the Wrapped In Love Line of Crochet Patterns!  You can check out my other crochet patterns at my website joscraftyhook.com.  While you are there 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 on Facebook!
  • You can also find ANY of my Crochet Pattern Designs here at my Etsy Shop or here from the Ravelry Store.
  • 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.  If you like to donate to Jo’s Crafty Hook, click on the PayPal button below.  
  • You are free to sell or gift the item from the Wrapped In Love Line, but 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 to my website. The web addresses for any place to connect with me are listed below.
  • I would LOVE to see your version of the crochet pattern in the Wrapped In Love Line!  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 at my website www.joscraftyhook.com!

 

Mother’s Day Crochet Pattern Giveaway Train

I pray this post finds you well as you stay home to keep yourselves safe.  Even though the world is in chaos great things have been happening with my newest designs!  Today I wanted to let you a couple of exciting things that have been happening for Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs.  First is that my most favorite design on Ravelry, the Ombre Waves Tank Top, will be featured in a Mother’s Day Crochet Patterns Giveaway Train on Facebook.  This is the third free pattern giveaway my designs have been featured in.  More about the crochet patterns giveaway train below.

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, Etsy Shop, and my Ravelry Store going and provide quality designs just for you!

Second my latest crochet pattern design, Wrapped In Diamonds Wrap, made it into Straight Hooked’s Ultimate List of Spring Crochet Patterns Collection Part 4.  You can find my Wrap and a whole array of Spring crochet designs here!

Third my Jacob’s Ladder Kraddle Blanket is being featured at Sunflower Cottage Crochet.  They are sharing a lot of great crochet designs in their Baby and Nursery Patterns Roundup.  You can find my kraddle blanket and more at their website here.

Last but not least, my Fairland Cardigan has been running all of this month at Canoe Mtn Designs Free Crochet Patterns & Mini CALs.  You can still join and participate in my FREE CAL here!

To take part in the Mother’s Day Crochet Pattern Giveaway Train all you have to do is follow the steps below.  You can start your train ride on April 23, 2020 until April 27, 2020.  You can hop on board at my Facebook Page Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs here.  There will be 8 stops total with an array of goodies, so be sure to grab your seat for an amazing train ride!

***FREE PATTERN GIVEAWAY***

Thank you for joining the Give Away Train. Eight amazing Crochet Designers have joined in the pattern give away. Please follow the link at the end of the post to the next Designer and pattern/patterns.

I will be giving away three FREE copies of my Ombre Waves Tank Top!

How to enter:

  1. Which of my patterns is your favorite? (shop links below)

  2. What is your favorite spring crochet project.

  3. What crochet gifts are you creating for Mother’s Day if any.

Also please “Like” & “Share” this post with your friends. (not an entry)

Check out the next amazing give away at Made by Gootie https://www.facebook.com/MadeByGootie/

(This Give Away is not run or endorsed by Facebook.)

Here are the links to my shops:
Thank you for stopping by Jo’s Crafty Hook.  Be sure to catch the 4 crochet designs, the Wrapped In Diamonds Wrap, the Jacob’s Ladder Kraddle Blanket, the Fairland Cardigan and the Ombre Waves Tank Top, that are being featured this month.  I pray you all keep following the steps in place to keep you healthy and safe.
You can find all of these crochet patterns at my Ravelry Store here.  The Ombre Waves Tank Top is a FREE crochet pattern that you can find on my website here.  If you are looking for more FREE crochet patterns while you are staying safe at home, you can find some here on my website.

 

Find me, Jo of Jo’s Crafty Hook and Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs at any one of these places listed below!
Website:      www.joscraftyhook.com
Etsy Shop:    www.etsy.com/shop/JosCraftyHook
Ravelry:       https://www.ravelry.com/designers/jos-crafty-hook
Facebook:     www.facebook.com/JosCraftyHook
Facebook:     www.facebook.com/JosCraftyHookDesigns
Instagram:    www.instagram.com/joscraftyhook
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Pinterest:     www.pinterest.com/baird0095
Twitter:         www.twitter.com/joscraftyhook
Twitter:        www.twitter.com/jo_baird
YouTube:  www.youtube.com/channel/UCk-6IB36bg4gkvaawn3xfdg