If you love to do the Cable Stitch or you would love to learn how, then my Jimmy Beanie is the perfect crochet pattern for you! This pattern is named after my hubby Jim, but it is also a perfect Unisex Beanie.
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Just for Him Blog Hop & Bundle
Do you have a hard time finding crochet patterns that are made just for men? Maybe you see a lot of crochet patterns that you think would work, but you are unsure how they would look like on him.
Well, Michelle of Two Brothers Blanket and Helen of Sunflower Cottage Crochet has put together and Blog Hop and Bundle Sale with crochet patterns that are designed especially for Him!
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Information Needed to Crochet the Jimmy Beanie
Materials: US H or 5 mm Crochet Hook
US I or 5.5 mm Crochet Hook 75-200 yds of #4 ply Worsted/Aran Weight Yarn Scissors Tapestry Needle Stitch Marker
Abbreviations/Stitches Used: ch = chain st = stitch(es) sc = single crochet dc = double crochet fpdc = front post double crochet
bpdc = back post double crochet fptrc = front post triple crochet
alt ch 2 = alternate ch 2 or alternate turning chain
dc2tog = double crochet 2 together
sk = skip
rep = repeat
SM = Stitch Marker
Double Crochet 2 Together – decreasing 2 dc into 1 dc Alternate Chain 2 – takes the place of a double crochet and creates a nice closed stitch
Front Post Double Crochet – double crochet going around the front post of the dc in the previous row. Back Post Double Crochet – double crochet going around the back post of the dc in the previous row.. Front Post Triple Crochet
* YO twice, Insert hook behind post indicated st
* YO, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook)
* YO, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook)
* YO, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook)
* YO, pull through last 2 loops on hook
Left Hand Video Tutorials: Right Hand Video Tutorials:
Notes: ch 3 counts as a dc
alt ch 2 counts as a dc
the beanie is worked in the round
the beanie the invisible join in the round
place a SM in 1st st of each round of beanie
Special Notes: st count is a multiple of 12
2-4 yrs, 5-10 yrs, Teen, Sm Adult, Large Adult consecutively
Hat Band Circumference: 16” (17” 19” 20” 21”)
Gauge: US I or 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
16 dc x 8 rows = 4”
Gauge Swatch: R1: ch 18, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc across. (16 dc) R2-R8: ch 3, dc across. (16 dc)
2 years – 4 years
6.5” – 6.75”
5” – 5.5”
5 years – 10 years
6.75” – 7.5”
17” – 19”
5.5” – 6”
7.5” – 8”
19” – 20”
6” – 6.25”
8” – 8.5”
20” – 21”
6.25” – 6.75”
9” – 9.5”
21” – 22”
6.75” – 7”
Jimmy Beanie Crochet Pattern
2-4 yr, 5-10 yr, Teen, Sm & Large Adult
Using H or 5 mm Hook **Note: be sure to place SM in 1st st of each round**
R1: fdc 60 (60, 60, 72, 84) Do NOT join.
R2: dc in 1st st, fpdc in the next st *dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st* rep from * around. Do NOT join. (60, 60, 60, 72, 84) st
R3-R4: dc in each dc and fpdc in each fpdc. (60, 60, 60, 72, 84) st
R3-R5: dc in each dc and fpdc in each fpdc. (60, 60, 60, 72, 84) st
Do not fasten off
Switch to I or 5.5 mm Crochet Hook **Note: be sure to place SM in 1st st of each round**
Place a SM in 1st st of each round of beanie.
R1-R2: dc in each st around. (60, 60, 72, 84) dc
R3: fpdc in next 2 st, dc in next 2 st, sk 2 st, fptrc in the next 2 st, fptrc in 2 sk st, dc in next 2 st. *fpdc in next 4 st. dc in next 2 st, skip 2 st, fptrc in the next 2 st, fptrc in 2 sk st. dc in next 2 st. rep from * around until last 2 st. fpdc in last 2 st.. (60, 60, 72, 84) st
R4: fpdc in next 2 st, dc in next 2 st, fpdc in next 4 st, dc in next 2 st. *fpdc in next 4 st, dc in next 2 st. rep from * around until last 2 st. fpdc in last 2 st. (60, 60, 60, 72, 84) st
rep R3-R4 ending with R7 until beanie measures 6.5” 7” 7” 7.5” 8” or until you reach your desired height.
R1: fpdc in next 2 st, dc2tog, sk 2 st, fptrc in the next 2 st, fptrc in 2 sk st, dc2tog. *fpdc in next 4 st. dc2tog, skip 2 st, fptrc in the next 2 st, fptrc in 2 sk st. dc2tog next 2 st. rep from * around until last 2 st. fpdc in last 2 st.. (48, 48, 48, 60, 72) st
R2: fpdc in next 2 st, dc in next st, fpdc in next 4 st, dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, dc in next st. rep from * until last 2 st. pdc2tog, rep from * around. (48, 48, 48, 60, 72) st
R3: dc2tog, *dc in the next st, skip 2 st, fptrc in the next 2 st, fptrc in 2 sk st, dc in the next st, dc2tog twice. rep from * around until last 2 st. dc2tog. sl st in 1st st to join. (38, 38, 38, 50, 62) st
Do NOT fasten off.
Leave a long tail, weave the crown closed.
**If you are wanting a Messy Bun Hat instead of a Beanie, do NOT use a long tail to weave in the ends. The beanie can be left open here to make a Messy Bun Hat.**
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Sewing Crown Closed
Step 1: Using your long tail of yarn, weave yarn in each st around the top of the beanie. Step 2:
Once you have come back to where you started, pull the yarn tight to close the crown. Fasten off and weave in ends.
That’s it! You have made your own version of the Jimmy Beanie!
I would LOVE to see your finished version! Share your pics with me at any of my social media sites above using the hashtags below. You can find all of my social media sites at the beginning of the pattern.
What a GREAT way to start 2023! My Snuggle Bug Preemie Cocoon and Beanie Crochet Pattern will be a NEW crochet pattern release as part of the Stash Busting Blog Hop hosted by Made by Gootie and Raffamusa Designs. You can get a copy of the Snuggle Bug Preemie Baby Cocoon with Beanie Crochet Pattern starting January 19, 2023.
My Snuggle Bug Preemie Baby Cocoon with Beanie Crochet Pattern is a new crochet pattern that will be released on January 19, 2023. The Snuggle Bug Preemie Baby Cocoon with Beanie Crochet Pattern is a collaboration with the Stash Busting Blog Hop January 2nd until January 28, 2023.
If you would like to skip all of the blog hopping for the month of January, you can purchase the Stash Busting eBook for $9.99. You will get ALL 28 crochet patterns that are featured in the Stash Busting Blog Hop ALL in one place. Click on the button below to purchase the Stash Busting eBook for $9.99.
Click on the Stash Busting Blog Hop Main Page’s button daily to get the day’s featured crochet pattern for FREE. Visit the Main Blog Hop Page from 8a EST until 7:59 a EST the next day to get the FREE crochet pattern.
On January 19, 2023 you can get a FREE copy of my Snuggle Bug Preemie Baby Cocoon with Beanie crochet pattern. Visit the Stash Busting Blog Hop’s Main Page button above to get the Coupon Code to get the premium PDF Snuggle Bug Preemie Cocoon with Beanie Crochet Pattern on January 19, 2023 from 8a EST until 7:59a on January 20, 2023.
On January 19, 2023 starting at 8a EST you can download the FREE crochet pattern.
Information about Snuggle Bug Preemie Baby Cocoon and Beanie Crochet Pattern below.
With the cocoon being part of this scrap busting event, I used 5 different crochet stitches for each part. I used:
Half Double Crochet
Herringbone Half Double Crochet
Feather Stitch Stitch
Half Double Crochet in the Back Loop Only
Braided Puff Stitch
The Cocoon is worked in the round.
Some rounds of the Cocoon will have turning rows.
There will be a color change for each type of stitches used.
Due to different stitches used in each color block the Gauge will be different due to types of stitches used.
Each designer uses a different technique for their Puff Stitches, so the Right Handed Video Tutorial may be different from how the Special Stitch instructions for the Puff Stitch are written.
The Braided Puff Stitches are created using a 2 row repeat using my version of the Puff Stitch. Placing a SM in 1st st of every round keeps a nice even st and it helps you not lose your place when going into the next round.
There are Left and Right Handed Video Tutorials inside the Snuggle Bug Preemie Baby Cocoon Crochet Pattern.
Size: 8” x 13”
Materials: 300-500 yds of #4 Ply Worsted/Aran Weight Yarn US H Crochet Hook or 5 mm Scissors Tapestry Needle
The baby cocoon can be customized using the Gauge below.
Gauge: US H Crochet Hook or 5 mm 16 hdc x 8 rows = 4”
You can find the premium copy of the Snuggle Bug Preemie Cocoon with Beanie Crochet Pattern at my Ravelry Store and LoveCrafts starting January 19, 2023.
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October is Cancer Awareness Month. There are many forms of cancer that can affect babies, toddlers, teens, and adults.
In recognition of Cancer Awareness Month I have enlisted a number of crochet designers who want to help raise awareness. You will find all of the crochet patterns below free on each designer's website.
You can crochet and donate these hat designs to donate to family, friends, and cancer centers across the world..
Berry Topper Beanie from Jo's Crafty Hook.
I used multiple colors to make the Berry Topper Beanie just for kids because their are many forms of cancer that they are diagnosed with.
Little Nugget Preemie Beanie from Jo's Crafty Hook.
I wanted to share this beanie to bring awareness to Cancer because we recently lost our young niece who fought braving and never lost her love for life. I have also have had family members who have had cancer in one form or another.
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.
I have another new crochet pattern that I have been dying to share with you! I have had to keep a lid on it since August and let me tell ya, my lid was ready to blow off! So today I am introducing you to my O Holy Night Wrap crochet pattern!
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The crochet pattern release was held until today as part of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop hosted by Fosbas Designs. The yarn used in designing the O Holy Night Wrap was donated by WeCrochet.
The O Holy Night Wrap is being released at the perfect time because the holidays are right around the corner! We who like to crochet like to get a head start for those gift giving months. Plus, with it being the first of November there should still be PLENTY of time for you to crochet the O Holy Night Wrap for those important to your life! Yes we still have Thanksgiving (US) to get through, but as you know life gets busy especially around this time of year.
As my gift to you I am giving you a FREE pdf copy of the O Holy Night Wrap for 24 hours! In order to get the Coupon Code, you need to go to the Round Up for More Patterns button below to get today’s Coupon Code. Then you can download the free pattern from the button below that says “Download On Ravelry”
Download the FREE pdf copy of the O Holy Night Wrap crochet pattern using the button below.
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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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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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss how to make it to fit your style, size, and color(s)!
Who doesn’t love ❤️ dressing up their wardrobe? Why not dress up your boots as well? In today’s post you will find a FREE copy the Wrapped in Love Boot Cuffs Crochet Pattern. This is a great crochet pattern to make for Valentine’s Day or any time of the year.
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You can get a premium copy of my Wrapped in Love Boot Cuffs crochet pattern for a small fee at my Ravelry Store. Inside the crochet pattern you will find written instructions for 5 sizes and Picture and Video Tutorials all in a PDF you can keep going back to.
Below you will find a free crochet pattern of the Wrapped in Love Boot Cuffs crochet pattern in the Child Size.
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
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
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. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
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.
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
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. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
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 emailing me at email@example.com and we can discuss how to customize it to fit your style, size, and color.
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I just LOVE Spring! I LOVE to see all the trees and flowers blooming! No matter what kind of flower it is, I LOVE them all! This is why I am happy to share with your some beautiful flower designs in this Crochet Flower Roundup!
There are a combination of FREE crochet patterns or PAID crochet patterns in the Crochet Flower Roundup. You will be directed to either a designer’s website where you can get their FREE pattern at their website OR you will be directed to a designer’s store where you can purchase their PAID patterns.
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I would LOVE for you to share your version of any designer’s flower pattern. You can also support these designers. There are a number of ways for you to do this. You can comment on their designs; give their pattern love while you are at their stores; stop by their social media sites and let them know how much you like their pattern; or leave them a message when purchasing their designs. Watch the Video below to see the designs that are being shared in this Crochet Flower Roundup.
If you sign up for my Newsletter, you get a Special Bonus, $3 off to be used at my Ravelry Store! You can use your BONUS to get a fee pdf copy of the Peony Flower Bunting/Wall Hanging that is being shared in the Crochet Flower Roundup. If you don’t want to use the BONUS on the bunting, you can still use it at my Ravelry Store.
If you already receive my Newsletter you can take advantage of the 40% off as part of the Anniversary Celebration Sale that is going on at both of my shops! But you can only get this discount until June 30, 2021.
So be sure to sign up to my Newsletter and visit my Ravelry Store or Etsy Shop to get the 40% off as part of the Anniversary Celebration Sale!
Thank you for stopping by Jo’s Crafty Hook’s Crochet Flower Roundup! I hope you have found some beautiful flower designs that you will crochet! If you enjoyed this roundup, please feel free to leave a comment and let me know!
There is still more to come in the future, so stay tuned in!
Mother’s Day is only a few days away! Lisa Ferrel of My Fingers Fly has included me and 4 other indie crochet designers in putting together a Mother’s Day Handbag Roundup!
The Mother’s Day Handbag Roundup includes 8 FREE crochet patterns for handbags that can be found on each of our websites. These crochet patterns are not just for Mother’s Day, but can be found all year long.
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Lisa of My Fingers Fly shares her Floral Handbag Crochet Pattern. In addition to crocheting this handbag, Lisa has added a special lining. She also adds lobster claw clasps to add the perfect handle. The flowers add that special touch in the Floral Handbag design.
Angela Ader of Nine Inspired shares her Roxy Retro Circle Bag. The circle bag combines vintage and modern when using the granny square circle design. You can use your scrap yarn as well when crocheting the Roxy Retro Circle Bag.
Ashley Edmonds of Through The Loop Yarn Craft shares her Hampton Handbag. Ashley uses 24/7 cotton yarn from Lion Brand in designing this handbag. Ashley also uses the Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch to bring definition to her Hampton Handbag.
Ashley Parker of the Loopy Lamb shares her Bobblelicious Bag. As you can tell by the name Ashley uses the Bobble Stitch. In designing her bag, she uses Chunky yarn to make those Bobbles stand out! She also uses a beautiful teal color cotton liner inside of the Bobblelicious Bag.
Whitney Dunning of Pine Tree Crochet shares her Rainbow Sprinkles Handbag. Ashley uses the Wattle Stitch and the Crab Stitch in designing her Rainbow Sprinkles Bag. The handbag is worked in the round and you can use any Red Heart Super Saver varigated yarn in crocheting your own bag.
Agat Rottman-Cassel of Made by Gootie shares her Chevron Bucket Bag. Agat designed this bag for the I Like Crochet magazine. The bag is worked in the round from bottom to top and uses the Ripple Stitch. Agat adds eyelets to the Chevron Bucket Bag for the drawstring to run through.
Lisa has another free crochet pattern on her website for a adorable Zebra Coin Purse. .This adorable pattern can be made in 3 hours. The Zebra Coin Purse is big enough to hold credit cards, money, drivers licenses and more.
Whitney Dunning of Pine Tree Crochet shares another free handbag crochet pattern, the Grab and Go Clutch. This bag uses the Moss Stitch to create the beautiful design. The Grab and Go Clutch uses very little yarn, so you can use those scraps of yarn you have laying around.
My free crochet pattern I am sharing is for my Sharon Bag. I designed this bag for my mom, Sharon, so she could carry around her iPad. In designing my handbag I used Cables/Braids using the Front Post and Back Post Double Crochet. The Sharon Bag is worked in the round going into both sides of your starting chain. There are 2 sizes to choose from, Small and Large.
You can find my Video Tutorial for the Front Post Double Crochet below.
You can also find my Video Tutorial for the Back Post Double Crochet below.
Thank you so much for stopping by Jo’s Crafty Hook! I would LOVE to see your versions on any bag you have crocheted from this Mother’s Day Handbag Roundup! You can share them at any of my Social Media sites below.
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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.
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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!
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 crochet 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.
Now that you have all of your squares completed it is time to join your squares and add a border. There are a number of ways for you to join your squares and I have a couple of Video Tutorials that you might find helpful.
The first video show you how to join by sewing your squares together using the Running Stitch.
The second video shows you how to crochet your squares together by using a double crochet join.
After you have joined your squares it is time to choose a border. There are many helpful blog posts on Pinterest and video tutorials on YouTube to choose from. Below is a helpful Video Tutorial I made using the “Lollipop” technique. I found this border by combing Pinterest. You can find the original post for the Lollipop technique by My Crafts.
I would really like to hear about your experience with this Friendship Blanket CAL! How did you find the patterns? Which ones are your favorite? Did you find the CAL easy to follow? Would you like to see another one? You can add your comments below in the Comments section.
I would also LOVE to see your completed Friendship Blanket! You can share your completed blanket inside my Facebook Group Jo’s Crafty Hook-ers. You can share any progress pictures as well.
Stop by Sunflower Cottage Crochet and let Helen and Sara know what you thought about the CAL as well! I think they did a FAN-TAS-TIC job in organizing this event! I think all of the designers designs were fabulous! There has been a wide variety of techniques used in designing their squares as well! You can also stop by Helen and Sara’s Facebook Group and share your finished blankets as well!
Thank you for taking part in the Friendship Blanket CAL! I hope you were able to learn new techniques, new crochet stitches, got to know some of the designers better! I hope you enjoyed yourselves most of all! Again, please share your finished blankets at the Facebook Groups listed above.
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Crystal of Christa Co Designs brings you a very textured square, Brindisi Bobble Square, using the Bobble Stitch.
Crystal has supplied a row by row video tutorial to help you with her square. By using 2 colors in this square you will see not only bobbles, but stripes. You can decide if you want yours in one color or two. To find out more about Crystal’s Brindisi Bobble Square visit Christa Co Designs.
Square 40 – Friday, April 16, 2021 – Circle of Friends Square
Veronika of Blue Star Crochet brings you her Circle of Friends Square, another square that starts out as a circle. The basic crochet stitches are used in creating this lacy design.
Veronika’s square starts out as a circle which is meant to signify the circle of family and friends that surround you. Stop by Blue Star Crochet to find out more information about Veronika’s Circle of Friends Square and to get the free crochet pattern.
Pam of Carroway Crochet brings you a square using the Waffle Stitch. The waffle stitch consists of double crochet and front post double crochet. There are a number of helpful video tutorials on YouTube.
The waffle stitch creates a very textured look that of course looks like a waffle. The Waffle Stitch Square will be fast and easy to do once you get a hang of the 2 row repeat. To find the free pattern for the Waffle Stitch Square visit Carroway Crochet.
Square 38 – Sunday, April 11, 2021 – Friendship Square
Shannon of The Loophole Fox uses her favorite stitch in the Fellowship Square, the Crossed Double Crochet. If you have never tried this stitch, Shannon provides helpful video tutorial links on her website and inside the pdf pattern.
If you can double crochet, you can definitely do the crossed double crochet! This stitch gives you a lacy look, without being too open and has lots of texture. Shannon has used this stitch in some of her other designs. To find out how you can get a free copy of the Fellowship Square visit The Loophole Fox.
Square 37 – Friday, April 9, 2021 – Companion Square
Malena of Straight Hooked brings you a square, the Companion Square, that uses the V-Stitch and Double Crochet. All the v-stitch consists of is a dc, ch 1, dc.
Malena designed a super quick and easy square that you can crochet in about an hour! To get a free pdf copy of the Companion Square crochet pattern visit Straight Hooked. Malena has a helpful video tutorial you can use inside her post.
Raffaella of Raffamusa Designs designed a the Malachia Granny Square using the basic stitches that created a very textured square. There is a very helpful video tutorial to help you with this square.
Raffaella named her Malachia Granny Square after a story in a book using one of the character’s name to call her square. Raffaella’s design reminds her of a Rose Window. You can out more about the naming of her square and get a free pdf copy of the pattern while you are at Raffamusa Designs.
Square 35 – Sunday, April 4, 2021 – Communion Square
Bernadine from Me N My Hook brings you a solid granny square called the Communion Square. This square is beginner friendly and Bernadine has provided a very helpful video tutorial.
The name is very fitting for what we were trying to achieve as we were deciding on what to call this CAL. Communion means alliance, agreement, and friendly association. To get a free pdf copy of the Communion Square visit Me N My Hook.
Square 34 – Friday, April 2, 2021 – Integrity Square
Colette of Creative Crochet Hook brings you her Integrity Square. Her square uses the star stitch that creates a lot of texture.
Colette also uses front post double crochet and back post double crochet. To find out how to get a free pdf copy of the Integrity Square visit Colette at Creative Crochet Hook.
Square 33 – Wednesday, March 31, 2021 – Victoria Square
Suzanne of Crafting Each Day brings you her Victoria Square. Her square is a version of the granny square with a twist. Suzanne uses cable stitches in her square named after her granny, Victoria.
As I tell anyone who hears the words cable stitches, don’t let that stop you from trying like it used to do me. Suzanne has provided a helpful video tutorial to help you work out those twists. Visit Suzanne’s website Crafting Each Day to get a free pdf copy of her Victoria Square.
Square 32 – Sunday, March 28, 2021 – Little Angel Square
Rachel from Desert Blossom Crafts brings you a square that has a lacy look. This square uses some unique crochet techniques.
Don’t let the word unique stop you from crocheting the Little Angel Square. Rachel has provided helpful picture and video tutorials to help you with these crochet stitches. Visit Desert Blossom Crafts and get a free pdf copy of the Little Angel Square.
Square 31 – Friday, March 26, 2021 – Friendship Star Square
Veronika of Blue Star Crochet brings you her Friendship Star Square. The square uses Popcorn and Cable stiches, along with basic stitches, to make the star stand out.
The meaning behind her design is very fitting, she says friends are like stars. You don’t have to see them to know they are there. Visit Veronika over at Blue Star Crochet to get a free pdf copy of her Friendship Star Square crochet pattern.
Square 30 – Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – Rialto Square
Hannah from Han Jan Crochet brings you a square with a lot of texture, the Rialto Square that uses cable stitches. If you have not mastered the cable stitch yet, don’t give up, Hannah has a great video tutorial to help you.
Don’t let this word, cables, throw you off like it did Hannah at first, they are not as scary as the look. The Rialto Square works great as a motif for pillows, table runners, and of course blankets. Find the Rialto Square at Hannah’s website Han Jan Crochet.
Susan of Fosbas Designs brings you a square that has lots of texture by using the Half Double Crochet Cluster Stitch. This is an easy stitch to master, but Susan has made a helpful video tutorial in case you need help.
Susan calls her Cluster Stitch Square “Cluster This Way.” As you crochet the square you will see the little arrows that point the way. Visit Fosbas Designs to get a free pdf copy of the “Cluster This Way” square.
Square 28 – Friday, March 19, 2021 – Harmony Square
Bernadine of Me N My Hook brings you the Harmony Square. The design starts out as a circle and turns into a hexagon. Bernadine has made a helpful video tutorial in case you are unfamiliar with front post and back post double crochet.
In designing the Harmony Square, Bernadine wanted to see if she could create a shape within a shape. The design reminded her of that early learning toy where you fit the shapes in the holes of a ball. You can find out more about the Harmony Square at Me N My Hook.
Kristine from Ambassador Crochet a square that creates Cables in the round. If you have never tried Cables before, that is ok, Kristine has made a very helpful video tutorial.
The Arianrhod Blanket Square may seem like a funny or weird name, that is because it is a Celtic word. You can find out more about this square and the meaning behind the Celtic word at Kristine’s website Ambassador Crochet. You will also be able to get a free pdf copy of the Arianrhod Blanket Square there as well.
Pam of Carroway Crochet brings you a square that has lots of texture using basic crochet stitches, single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet.
There are helpful video tutorials for Right and Left Handed crocheters for the Sedge Stitch Square. You can get a free pdf copy for one day only, March 14, 2021, so be sure to stop by Carroway Crochet and grab you a copy!
Mary of Kickin Crochet designed a square that brings you synergy using two colors together that creates an intricate design that meshes more than one color by itself. This is a fabulous definition of what the Friendship CAL is all about, we are better together than apart.
To get a free pdf copy visit Kickin Crochet. You can also find the free pattern for the Synergy Interlocking Square at Kickin Crochet with helpful picture and video tutorials along the way.
Sarah of Ned and Mimi brings you the Lasting Links Crochet Blanket Square with a unique take on the Jacob’s Ladder stitch. Sarah describes the use of this stitch pattern: “For this square, the “ladder” is worked diagonally rather than vertically! And once all each set of chains has been linked, they are secured with a single crochet stitch – these are links that can’t be undone.” What a fitting description for the Friendship Blanket!
To get a free pdf copy of the Lasting Links Crochet Blanket Square visit Sarah’s website Ned and Mimi.
Square 22 – Friday, March 5, 2021 – Sun and Stars Square
Cat of Crochet Cloudberry brings you the Sun and Stars Square. This square uses the Granny Square technique, but starts out as a circle and turns into a square. This square was originally designed as an old Victorian weather picture of the sun and stars.
The Sun and Stars Square crochet pattern is considered Intermediate level so Cat has added helpful picture and video tutorials. You can get the free crochet pattern from Cat’s website Crochet Cloudberry.
Elisabeth from Desamour Designs brings you the Zanmi Crochet Square. Zanmi is a Haitian word for friends and friendship. This is a perfect word to describe the meaning behind our Friendship Blanket Square.
The Zanmi Crochet Square uses the Diamond Zigzag stitch. This square design features the use of the Tunisian technique. You can find a free pdf copy of the Zanmi Crochet Square at Desamour Designs.
Hannah of Han Jan Crochet brings you the Cross Puff Stitch Crochet Square that has LOTS of texture. Some of you may be intimidated when you see Puff Stitches, so Hannah has made a helpful Video Tutorial to help you with her square.
When using the Puff Stitch in her design Hannah wanted to bring you more texture by adding some back loop and a lacy detailing. Visit Han Jan Crochet and get a free pdf copy of this square’s crochet pattern. The Cross Puff Stitch Crochet Square would also be great for blankets, pillows, bags, and more.
Malena of Straight Hooked brings you a square, the Dolphin Stitch Square, with a crochet stitch she created herself, the Dolphin Stitch. This stitch uses 4 basic crochet stitches, the Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Double Crochet and Triple Crochet.
Malena’s design has a lot of texture that is perfect for this square. The Dolphin Stitch Square can be crocheted quickly and the Dolphin Stitch can be used in so many crochet designs! Visit Straight Hooked to get a free pdf copy of Malena’s signature stitch square.
Lisa from Green Fox Farms Designs brings you the Sweet Stripes Friendship Square that uses the basic crochet stitches and row repeats that will be quick and easy to do! Lisa has also made a great video tutorial to help you with this square.
You can make a whole set in different colors! A set of cloths paired with some bath salts and fancy soaps would be an awesome Mother’s Day Gift, housewarming gift or a gift for any occasion! Visit Green Fox Farms Designs where you can find a free pdf copy of the Sweet Stripes Friendship Square.
Square 16 – Friday, February 19, 2021 – Connection Square
Helen & Sara, the hosts of the Friendship Blanket CAL, from Sunflower Cottage Crochet bring you the Connection Square that uses a neat stitch, the Bean Stitch. Helen and Sara have right and left hand video tutorials to help you master this stitch.
This square can be used in so many different projects. You can make a great washcloth or a spa set and it is a nice thick pattern stitch. You can use cotton yarn and make a hot pad. To find a free pdf copy of the Connection Square visit Sunflower Cottage Crochet.
Natalia from Natali’s Crochet has brought you a square that has lots of texture with a beautiful design called the Friendship Blanket Square.
The Friendship Blanket Square is an intermediate design with puff stitches, foundation double crochet single crochet and double crochet. These stitches may sound hard, but they are easier than they look. You will find a helpful video tutorial that will show you how to crochet the whole square. You can find a free pdf copy of this square at Natali’s website.
Amelia of Amelia Makes has brought you a perfect square not only this CAL, but for Valentine’s Day as well. The Tapestry Heart Square uses the technique of tapestry.
The Tapestry Heart Square will also be good for pillow covers, bags, the possibilities are endless! You will find the free crochet pattern at Amelia Makes‘ website. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Square 13 – Friday, February 12, 2021 – Kinship Square
Shannon from The Loophole Fox has brought you a square using the Even Moss Stitch technique. If you know how to chain, single crochet and half double crochet than you will be on easy street! The Even Moss Stitch is the perfect way to brings you lots of texture.
Visit The Loophole Fox to find the free pattern on Shannon’s website. The Even Moss Stitch adds a ton of texture, is pretty easy once you get started, and is lightweight but warm!
Trista of Crochets By Trista has brought you a square that uses the basic crochet stitches, the single crochet and double crochet.
When thinking about the type of squares we wanted to bring to you, we chose squares that have texture. Even though the Eclectic Friendship Blanket Square uses the basic stitches, you still get a nice pretty texture. You can find a free pdf copy of the Eclectic Friendship Blanket Square at Trista’s website Crochets by Trista.
Square 11 – Sunday, February 7, 2021 – Kindred Square
Ashley of Through The Loop Yarn Craft wanted to bring you a square that has the Honey Comb look of Tunisian Crochet. The Kindred Square has a nice thick texture, which is one of the things we wanted to bring you in the designs of the Friendship Blanket CAL.
To get a free pdf copy of the Kindred Square crochet pattern you can visit Through The Loop Yarn Craft. The can be many ways to use the design of the Kindred Square. You can make pillow covers, placemats, and more. Switch the yarn out for cotton yarn and you can make nice pot holders!
Square 10 – Friday, February 5, 2021 – Diamonds Square
The Diamonds Square was designed by me, Jo of Jo‘s Crafty Hook! Who doesn’t ❤️ covering themselves in diamonds! The Diamonds Square uses the Argyle Shell Stitch that I discovered earlier this year and fell in ❤️ with!
You can use the Diamond Square crochet pattern tosurround yourself with more diamonds! You cancustomize the pattern to make pillow covers, tablerunners, wraps, and more! You can get a free pdf copy of the Diamonds Square crochet at my website here.
Square 9 – Wednesday, February 3, 2021 – Ara Square
Kristine of Ambassador Crochet wanted to design a square that reminder her of a galaxy of bright stars. So set your sites on the Ara galaxy above as you crochet the Asa Square that starts out as a circle and turns into a square.
You can find a free pattern of the Asa Square at Ambassador Crochet website. Crochet more than one of these squares and surround yourself in your own galaxy of stars.
Sara of Sunflower Cottage Crochet wanted to bring you a square with flair. Each row you will work in the post stitches to create the diagonal look.
The Raised Diagonal Square can be found at Sunflower Cottage Crochet where you can get a free pdf copy of her square. The Raised Diagonal Square would also make a great washcloth or you could increase the stitch count and make a pillow with it, or a gorgeous runner.
Square 7 – Friday, January 29, 2021 – Omatra Square
Bella of Three Fates Creation’s named her square Omatra. Omatra is a Sanskrit word meaning protection. I think protection is fitting because the Friendship Blanket brings so many unique crochet designers from all over the world and what is a blanket for, but protection from the cold.
The design of this square starts out as a circle and turns into a square. You can find a free pdf copy of the Omatra square by going to Three Fates Creation here. ********************************************************
Caleb from Crafting at the Poole designed this gorgeous square for our Friendship Blanket CAL. The diamond bliss square has what any girl loves, diamonds! The texture in this square is created by using front post and back post triple crochet stitches.
Caleb has a video tutorial of this square attached to his post for those who are unfamiliar with these stitches. So visit Crafting at the Poole and get a free pdf copy of the Diamond Bliss Square.
Square 5 – Sunday, January 24, 2021 – Illusion Square
The illusion square is so bright and colorful, it brings to mind tapestry crochet. The basic stitches used are single crochet, you just can carry your different color yarns with you.
L’amas De Laine is the designer behind the Illusion Square. You can get a free pdf copy of the pattern directly from L’amas De Laine. If you enjoy making square, remember that you can always use the pattern for blankets, pillow covers, table runners, tops, and so many wonderful things!
Square 4 – Friday, January 22, 2021 – Rambling Rose Square
The rambling roses square is a combination of the Primrose stitch and the half double crochet stitches. There are a lot fun ways to use this design. You can make it as a washcloth, a hot pad, table or bed runner.
Square 3 – Wednesday, January 20, 2021 – Lauren Square
Square 3 was designed by Suzanne of Crafting Each Day. This square has a wavy design that looks like ocean waves. The color is gorgeous and makes you think of clear blue water.
The Lauren Square is available for free on Crafting Each Day’s website. You will find the pattern only uses basic stitches. It uses single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet. Visit Crafting Each Day and get your free crochet pattern.
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
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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