My Voice about Period Poverty

In May I added my voice about period poverty across Africa and the United States in my blog post about Yarn for Menstrual Health  It is a campaign started Morine of Morine’s Shop and the African Girl Foundation.  #YarnForMenstrualHealth is an awareness campaign whose aim is to normalize conversation on menstrual health.  My story as a young girl who knew nothing about menses or how to pay for sanitary napkins hit home when I seen the article that LoveCrafts did last year.

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#YarnForMenstrualHealth also raise funds to equip girls in need with reusable sanitary kits. Each kit goes for $10 and consists of 4 reusable pads and washing soap to last every girl an entire year!

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What does this have to do with Crochet, you ask??  Her group would knit and crochet 1000 hats to create awareness regarding the unhygienic circumstances most school girls across Kenya endure during their menses. I decided to raise funds to help this organization by designing a beanie, the Wattle Stitch Beanie, and donation part of the sale proceeds to the #YarnforMenstrualHealth campaign.

Wattle Stitch Beanie

 

 

 

I decided to add my voice about period poverty.   I will be speaking out about what I went through went I first started my period and how periods were never mentioned in a household full of 8 women and young girls.  I never seen any sanitary napkins and my family never taught me about what to expect when I first got my period either.  I want to add my voice about period poverty because I lived in a household of 25 people because we didn’t have the resources as a family of 3 to live by ourselves.  You can read more of my story on my website.

 

I was approached by Morine last week to add my voice about period poverty, the Voices by AGF event that is running from October 11, 2021 until November 2021.  I will be going live on the African Girls Foundation Instagram page, @africangirlfoundation October 19, 2021 to tell my story and to share more about myself and my crochet business.  I will be going live at 12p EST to talk and then I will stay on their Instagram page to answer any questions and reply to other people’s stories.  You can find me at the African Girls Foundation’s Instagram from 12p – 5p on October 19, 2021.

 

 

Again, I will be going live at 12p EST to talk and then I will stay on their Instagram page to answer any questions and reply to other people’s stories.  You can find me at the African Girls Foundation’s Instagram from 12p – 5p on October 19, 2021.  So please be sure to stop by.

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Sweet Georgia Clutch Free Crochet Pattern

In today’s post I wanted to share with you my Sweet Georgia Clutch Free crochet pattern.  I had some really great yarn left over from a testing I took part in a couple of years ago for Knotions Magazine.  I didn’t want to waste this gorgeous yarn so I held on to it for awhile!  Do you hang on to your scraps of yarn for 2 years or more?? 

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I am SO excited to be collaborating with Veronika of Blue Star Crochet and 19 other crochet designers in the 3rd Week of the Last Minute Crochet Gifts Giveaway!  Week 3, the last week, runs from 10/18-24. 2021.  The giveaway starts 10/18/21 at 0:00a in the UK time zone or at 7p on 10/17/21.

I will be giving away a free pdf copy of my Sweet Georgia Clutch crochet pattern.  There are also 20 other crochet ideas that would be perfect for those last minute Christmas or holiday gifts for your family and friends!

 

 

Sweet Georgia Clutch – Jo’s Crafty Hook

 

You can download my free pdf copy of the Sweet Georgia Clutch as part of the Last Minute Crochet Gifts Pattern Giveaway from Ravelry using the button below.  Starting 10/18/21 at 0:00a the UK Time Zone or 10/17/21 at 7p EST, use the Coupon Code: CROCHETGIFTS21

 

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Thank you for stopping by to collect all your last minute crochet gift ideas from ALL the awe-some crochet designers that contributed this year!  I hope you have a Blessed Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas, and Happy Holiday!

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I used 100 yards of Sweet Georgia Superwash SK (100% superwash merino, 256 yds [234m]/4oz [115g]) in the color Mink

Materials:

100 yards of 3 Ply Light or DK Weight Yarn
US G Hook or 4mm
Scissors
Tapestry Needle                                                                 

Size:
Closed: 4” tall x 8” wide
Open: 8” tall x 8” wide

Stitches Used/Abbreviations: 
ch = chain US G Hook or 4 mm
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sp = space
ws = wattle stitch

Gauge:
US G Crochet Hook or 4 mm
21 st x 14 rows = 4″
7 ws x 14 rows = 4:

Notes:
The clutch is worked in the round until the flap, then you will turn your work and work in rows.
Wattle Stitch adds 1 stitch to the stitch count.

Special Stitches:
Wattle Stitch – consists of (sc, ch 1, dc) all in the same stitch.

Gauge Swatch:
Measures 4” x 4”

R1:  ch 20, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each remaining st across.  Turn  (19 sc)

R2:  ch 1, ws in same sp, *sk 2 st, ws in next st*  repeat from * to * until last st.  (7 ws)

R3:  ch 1 and turn.  ws in each ch-1 sp across.  (7 ws)

R4-R14:  Repeat R3

**Be aware that different types of yarn differ in thicknesses, so you may need to go up or down a hook size or change type of yarn being used**

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Clutch Crochet Pattern:

R1:  Chain 37,  sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in same space.  2 sc in next st, sc in the next 32 sts, 2 sc in next st, 2 sc in the last st.  On the other side of the chain, 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next st, sc in the next 32 sts, 2 sc in the next st, and 2 sc in the last st. (bottom of 1st sc).  sl st in 1st st to join.  (80 sc) total

R2: ch 1 and (sc, ch 1, dc) all in the same st (ws made), *sk 2 st, ws in next st* Repeat from * to * until the last 2 st.  sk 1 st and sl st in 1st sc to join.  (27 ws & 81 st)

**your st count will increase by 1 after R2**

R3:  ch 1, turn, and ws in 1st ch-1 sp.  ws in each ch-1 sp around.  sl st in 1st sc to join.  (27 ws)

R4-R14:  Repeat R3

Continue to the Flap part of the clutch.

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Flap Pattern:

R15-25:  ch 1, turn, and ws in 1st ch-1 sp.  ws in the next 12 ch-1 sp across.  Turn (13 ws)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Closure:

There are so many ways you can add something to keep your clutch closed.

A button…a snap…a magnet…sew on a flower…and SO many more!

How will you close yours??  Show me by sharing your version on any of my Social Media Sites listed below!

#sweetgeorgiaclutch #joscraftyhookdesigns #joscraftyhook #handmadecrochetedcreations #jo_bear38

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You can find other crochet patterns for my Handbags and Clutches at my Ravelry Store or Etsy Shop.

Cream Pop Handbag & Clutch

 

Jo’s Boat Tote

Garden Tote

Sharon Bag Crochet Pattern
Sharon Bag

You can find more of my crochet designs at any of the places below:

Ravelry

LoveCrafts 

Etsy Shop

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Etsy Shop

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Christmas Star Ornaments Free Crochet Pattern

With the holidays right around the corner I want to share with you the Christmas Star Ornaments Free Crochet Pattern.  Some people have started making their Christmas items.  I got to say I am actually ahead of my designing phase!  🙂

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Usually I am running behind on my holiday designs.  I have gotten a little bit better about doing my pattern testing before everyone gets started on their Christmas gifts and designs.   But, I am designing Fall and Christmas Circle Table Runners right now.  The Fall one is definitely a lot late, so that will have to wait until next year.  🙂

I designed a baby blanket for the 2nd year of the Preemie Crochet Challenge 2021, hosted by Sunflower Cottage Crochet.  The pattern is called Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby Blanket and I used stars in the design. You can find free and paid crochet patterns for the last 2 years of preemie crochet challenges.  I decided to use the star pattern for these cute little Christmas Ornaments.  There is no gauge to follow.  You can use these mini designs for gift giving, gift decorations, stocking stuffers and more!  You can use any type of yarn you like when crocheting these stars.  

If you prefer you can find Step-by-Step picture tutorials and different versions of the stars inside the Ad-Free PDF crochet pattern.  

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Christmas Star Ornaments Crochet Pattern:

 

Skill Level:
Beginner
US Terms

Yarn Used:
I used Red Heart Super Saver in 3 different colors.
Weight: Medium (4)  Contents: 100% acrylic  Skein Weight: 7 oz. / 198 g  Yardage: 364 yd. / 333 m

 Materials:
US Hook H or 5 mm
50-75 yds of 4 ply Worsted or Aran Weight Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

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

  • Notes:
  • You can use any type of yarn you want to crochet the stars.
  • There are 2 patterns, 1 for a 5 point star and 1 for a 6 point star.
  • The stars are worked from the center out.
  • The stars are worked in the round.
  • There are Step-by-Step Picture Tutorial

Special Stitches:
Picot – ch 3, sl st in the 3rd ch from hook.

Gauge:
None needed

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5 Pointed Star

R1:  ch 2, 10 sc in the 2nd ch from hook.  sl st in 1st st to join.  (10 sc)

R2:  ch 1 and sc in same st.  *ch 4, sk next st, sc in next st* repeat around.  sl st in 1st st to join.  (5 sc & 5 ch-4 sp)

R3:  sl st in 1st ch-4 sp, *(sc, hdc, dc, 2 trc, ch 3, sl st in top of trc (picot made), trc, dc, hdc, sc) all in the same ch-4 sp* repeat in each ch-4 sp around.  sl st in 1st st to join.  (5 points)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

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Loop for Hanging:

Step 1:
With a piece of yarn, with a long tail attached, ch 15, sl st and fasten off.

Step 2:
Turn the 5 Point Star to the back side and attach 1 side of the yarn then the other through the back stitches.

Step 3:
Make sure the chain is straight before tying the string into a knot.  Tie the chain into a knot.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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How to crochet the 6 point Stars.

6 Pointed Star

R1:  ch 2, 12 sc in the 2nd ch from hook.  sl st in 1st st to join.  (12 sc)

R2:  ch 1 and sc in same st.  *ch 4, sk next st, sc in next st* repeat around.  sl st in 1st st to join.  (6 sc & 6 ch-4 sp)

R3:  sl st in 1st ch-4 sp, *(sc, hdc, dc, 2 trc, ch 3, sl st in top of trc (picot made), trc, dc, hdc, sc) all in the same ch-4 sp* repeat in each ch-4 sp around. Do not join.  (6 points)

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Chain for Hanging:

Ch 15 after last sc made, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

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That’s it!  You have made the Christmas Star Ornaments!  You can make more in any color or colors you prefer!  I would ❤️ to see your version!  You can tag me at any of my Social Media Sites listed below.

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There are SO many ways to embellish the Stars.  You can add beads, make them 2 different colors, add them to gifts, or just hang them in your tree.  You can find the versions my testers have done inside the Ad-Free PDF crochet pattern.  They did an awesome job!

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Sunflower Applique Free Crochet Pattern

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

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

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

 

Sunflower Appliques

 

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

 

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Needed information for the Sunflower Applique Free Crochet Pattern


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

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

Finished Sunflower 6”

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

 

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Sunflower Applique Crochet Pattern – #sunflowerapplique

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

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

Change to Main Color (Optional)

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

Second layer of flower

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

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

3rd layer of flower

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

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

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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

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

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

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

Dahlia Applique

Peony Bunting

Peony Applique

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

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Wrapped in Love Boot Cuffs Crochet Pattern

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

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Click on the image below to be directed back to Blue Star Crochet to grab a free pattern of the one you like or grab ALL of the crochet patterns by the other 19 crochet designers!

 

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Below you will find a free crochet pattern of the Wrapped in Love Boot Cuffs crochet pattern in the Child Size.

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

 

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

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

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

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

Video Tutorials:
foundation double crochet here

beg shell here
shell
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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Be sure to measure you calf before you crochet the cuffs.  You also need to take into account that you will be wearing the boot cuffs over you pant legs.

Boot Cuffs:

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

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

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

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

Use Tapestry Needle to close FDC.

R2:  alt ch 2 and dc around.  28 dc

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

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

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

R6-R8:  Repeat R3-R5

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

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

 

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

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From the Designer:

  • Thank you for stopping by my website!  Check out some of my patterns at my Ravelry Store Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs or LoveCraft or Etsy Shop JosCraftyHook or get free crochet patterns at my website joscraftyhook.com!  While you are at my website be sure to subscribe to my Newsletter.  This way you will be notified when I release another pattern or giveaway or blog post!
  •  If you have any questions or concerns about this pattern or any other pattern please find me at Joey Lea Baird on Facebook or email me at jo@joscraftyhook.com
  • You are free to sell or gift the item, please do NOT claim this design as your own.   If you share your finished product, please acknowledge me as the designer.  Please forward any one who would like to do this crochet pattern or any of my patterns to the Ravelry Store or to LoveCraft or to my Etsy shop, or to my website.  The web addresses for any place to connect with me are listed below.
  • Every purchase of my patterns helps!  It allows me to buy more yarn so I can create and design more Handmade Crocheted Creations for you to enjoy.
  • I would LOVE to see your version of my designs!  You can “Hook It” at my Ravelry Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs OR add a pic using the hashtag #nellieponcho or #joscraftyhook or #jo_bear38 or at anyone of the places below that allows you to connect with me!  Comments, Feedback, etc. are ALWAYS welcome at my website www.joscraftyhook.com!
  • If you would like to make a donation to Jo’s Crafty Hook and help me with the costs of running my website, crocheting new designs I would greatly appreciate it!

Autumn Hues Wrap Crochet Pattern

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

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

One Size: 21” x 68”

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

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

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

 

Chirpy Picot Stitch

 

If you would like to purchase a copy of an Ad-Free version of my Autumn Hues crochet pattern, it can be found at my Ravelry Store and Etsy Shop.  If you are not an email subscriber, then now would be the perfect time to sign up!  As a new subscriber, you will get $3 off to be used at my Ravelry Store, so you can apply this to the purchase of the Autumn Hues Wrap Crochet Pattern!

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

 

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Acacia Skirt Crochet Pattern

The Shades of Autumn Blog Hop hosted by Agat Gootie of Made by Gooties started already, October 1, 2021.  I am collaborating in this event and I am giving away a free pdf copy of my Acacia Skirt Crochet Pattern on October 5, 2021!

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The image below tells you how the Shades of Autumn Blog Hop works.

 

To get the free crochet pattern offered daily by a different crochet designer, you will visit the blog hop from Made by Gootie by clicking on the image below.

The Acacia Skirt Crochet Pattern was released in early September.  I am so proud of this new design, as this is my first skirt crochet pattern.  Let me tell ya, it won’t be my last!

This new design has a technique I have never used before, it uses your body type.  It can be customized to fit you from your waist to your hips to the body of the skirt!  There are also 3 length suggestions inside the pattern that you can choose from or you can crochet it to fit your own custom length.

On October 5, 2021, my day, be sure to visit the round up post to get the Coupon Code needed to get a free pdf copy of my Acacia Skirt crochet pattern.  Click on the image below and you will be directed to my pattern at Ravelry where at Checkout you can insert the Coupon Code provided.

 

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You can find out more information about the Acacia Skirt crochet pattern below.  There you can decide for yourself if you want a free pdf copy of the pattern.

If you decide you don’t have time to visit the blog hop daily, you can purchase the Shades of Autumn Blog Hop Bundle.  Inside the bundle you will find 22 crochet patterns, instead of 20 for $8.99.  This is 90% off the retail price of all 22 crochet patterns!   Also before checkout Agat is offering her 5 Mindless Crochet Stitches eBook for 25% off!  Click on the image below to purchase a copy of the Shades of Autumn Blog Hop Bundle!

 

 

The name of the skirt is a little different.  I used the Wattle Stitch as the main stitch for the body of the skirt.  When you think of the word wattle, you think of that fleshy, flabby stuff that is found on roosters or turkeys lol that is not the definition I wanted for the skirt.  lol  So I looked up the meaning of wattle and that is where I found out the name Acacia.  An acacia is a type of flower that can be found in Australia and the branches and stalks are used for a type of fencing or walls.  Below is a picture of an acacia flower.

 

 

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

 

 

Below you will find some details about the acacia skirt that are part of the pattern and can help you decide if you would like to crochet this skirt for yourself or someone you know.

Notes:
The waistband is worked in the round.
The rest of the skirt is worked in rows and are joined.
Alt ch 2 or ch 2 counts as a half double crochet.
There are 3 parts to the skirt, the Waist, the Hips, and the Body.
Sizes range from 24” 26” 28” 30” 32” 34” 36” 38” 40” consecutively.  If you need a wider waist, you can use the gauge and adjust your stitch count accordingly.
There are 2 types of ties for the waistband that can be found at the end of the pattern as another option to add to your skirt.

Gauge:
US H Hook or 5mm
12 hdc x 12 rows = 4”

I used Lion Brand Mandala Yarn, if you can not find that or would like to try a new kind of Light/DK Weight Yarn, you can try Premier’s Sweet Rolls DK.  I just bought some in Iceberg and let me tell ya………it is Heavenly!  You can get 10% off your order until 10/4/21.  Click on the image below and use my affiliate link to buy some today!

 

I have also used Paintbox DK from LoveCrafts on more than one occasion.  Their yarn is SO dreamy!  They actually have a sale going on, 10% off their Paintbox Cotton DK 5 Colorway or Stylecraft DK 5 Colorway this week.  Click on the image below and use my affiliate link to buy some today!

 

If you would like to purchase a copy of the Acacia Skirt crochet pattern, it can be found at my Ravelry Store and Etsy Shop.  If you are not an email subscriber, then now would be the perfect time to sign up!  As a new subscriber, you will get $3 off to be used at my Ravelry Store, so you can apply this to the purchase of the Acacia Skirt Crochet Pattern!

 

I am SO proud of my testers and their versions of the Acacia Skirt!  They all customized the pattern to fit their size and length preference.  Thank you Kami Jones, Beth Bjerklie, Rachael Knights, Sallyanne Fisher, Becky Cupin, Danielle Hanken Tetreault, and Emily Funk!  Check out their gorgeous work below!

 

 

 

Blueberry Waffle Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

BlueBerry Waffle Beanie

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

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

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

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

Send your hats to:

#HATNOTHATE
140 Kero Road
Carlstadt, NJ 07072

Extended Deadline: September 13th

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

You will get my:

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

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

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

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

BlueBerry Waffle Beanie

Version 1

 

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

 

Materials:

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

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

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

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

Video Tutorials:
DC2TOG instructions from YouTube here.
FDC instructions on YouTube here.
FPDC instructions on YouTube here.
BPDC instructions
here.

Special Stitches:
Front Post Double Crochet – Double Crochet going around the Front Post of the DC in the Previous Row.
Back Post Double Crochet – Double Crochet going behind the Front Post of the DC in the Previous Row.
Double Crochet 2 Togetherwhen you double crochet two together, you are taking what were two double crochet stitches and turning them into just one double crochet stitch. This is also known as a decrease.

 

Special Notes: 

  1. Stitch multiple after the band is 3, so if your band is too tight or too loose try going up or down in hook size instead of adjusting stitch count. 
  2. Pattern written for: NB-6mth (6-12 mth, 12-24 mth, 2-4 yrs, 5-10 yrs, Teen/Sm Adult, Med Adult, Lg Adult) 
  3. Brim is worked in the round.
  4. Waffle Stitch is worked as rows.
  5. If Height of Hat is NOT met, Repeat R6-R7 until Height is met.  Remember you will be adding 1.5”-2.5” for Decreasing.
  6. If Height IS Hat IS met, end with R7 repeat, skip the rest of the Rows and go to Decrease Rows.  Remember you will be adding 1.5”-2.5” when decreasing. 
  7. If Height of Hat is NOT met after adding all the Rows, you can use more Decrease Rows below.

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Brim: 

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

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

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

Waffle Stitch:

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

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

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

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

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

Ages 2-4 yrs

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

Ages 5-10 yrs

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

Tween/Small Adult 

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

Medium Adult 

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

Large Adult 

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

Decrease Rows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fasten off and weave in ends with Tapestry Needle.       

You can add a Pom Pom if you would like.

 

Extra Decrease Rows

Decrease Rows to meet the Hat’s Height.

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

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

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

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

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

Fasten off and weave in ends with Tapestry Needle.       

You can add a Pom Pom if you would like.

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

 

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

Version 2

Using I Hook

Brim: 

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

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

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

Using H Hook

Waffle Stitch:

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

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

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

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

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

Ages 2-4 yrs

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

Ages 5-10 yrs

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

Tween/Small Adult 

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

Medium Adult 

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

Large Adult 

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

Decrease Rows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fasten off and weave in ends with Tapestry Needle.       

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

 

Send your hats to:

#HATNOTHATE
140 Kero Road
Carlstadt, NJ 07072

Extended Deadline: September 13th

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Jo’s Boat Tote Crochet Pattern

I seem to be designing a lot more totes, handbags, and clutches lately.  This is why I am sharing with you Jo’s Boat Tote Crochet Pattern for FREE!

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Jo’s Boat Tote Crochet Pattern is a great make for those kids going back to school, as teacher’s gifts, as WIP bags, and so many other uses for this tote!  This pattern would make a great Stash Buster!  I used 2 colors of yarn, but you can use as many colors as you like!

 

 

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I used Main Stays Basic Yarn.
(7oz/397yds) 363m/198g)

Materials:

US Hook H/5.0 mm
US Hook J/6.0 mm
450 yds of Light Color 4 ply Worsted Weight
450 yds of Dark Color 4 ply Worsted Weight
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Marker

Gauge:
Hook US H/5.0 mm
Bottom:  7 sc  x 6 rows  = 2”
V-Stitch Rows:  3 v-st x 4 rows  = 2”

Size:
18” wide
13” tall

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
blo  = back loop only  v-stitch = V-st

Notes:
Beginning V-Stitch  = (ch 4 + 1 dc) in same space
V-Stitch = (1 dc + ch 1 + 1 dc) in same space
Ch 2 does NOT count as a stitch until the Purse section of the tote
Bottom part of tote is worked flat
Purse part of tote is worked in the Round

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You can find an Ad-Free pdf version at my Ravelry Store that has helpful picture tutorials.

Jo’s Boat Tote Crochet Pattern:

Bottom of Bag

With the Lighter Color

Bottom Piece measures 16” x 5.5”

R1:  Using the Lighter yarn ch 51, sc in 2nd chain from hook and to the end of ch. (50 sc)
R2-R20:  ch 1 and turn.  sc in same st and in each remaining st across.   (50 sc)

DO NOT TURN.  You will now start working in the round. 

R21:
Step 1:  ch 1 and turn. This will be the short row and sc in each st across the short row.  (19 sc)
Step 2:  turn work again to see the long row and sc in each st across the long row. (50 sc)
Step 3:  turn work again and sc in each st across of the short row.  (19 sc)
Step 4:  turn work again and sc in each st across the long row.  Sl st in 1st st to join.  (50 sc)
R22:  ch 1 sc in blo of same st and sc in blo of each sc around . sl st in 1st st.  ( 138 sc)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Change to Darker Color

Purse:
R1: Flip the Bottom piece over and attach yarn by sl st in 1st st of any corner of Row 22.  ch 2, hdc in same st and hdc in each st around. (ch 2 counts as a hdc)  (139 hdc) 

**Do not turn at the end of the row, the Purse is worked in the round.   Place a stitch marker in the 1st st made at the start of each RoundYou may want to move the stitch marker every time you start a new round**

R2-R5:  ch 2, hdc in same st and hdc in each remaining st around. sl st in 2nd hdc. (139 hdc)  

Change to Lighter Color

R6-R11:   ch 2, hdc in same st and hdc in each remaining st around. sl st in 2nd hdc. (139 hdc) 

Change to Darker Color

R12-R25: ch 2, hdc in same st and hdc in each remaining st around. sl st in 2nd hdc. (139 hdc) 

Change to Lighter Color

R26:  ch 2, hdc in same st and hdc in each remaining st around. sl st in 2nd hdc. (139 hdc)
R27:  beg v-st, *skip 2 st and v-st in next st [(dc, ch 1, dc) all in same st] .*  repeat from * to * around until the last 2 st, skip last 2 st.  sl st in the 1st ch-2 sp.  (30 v-st)
R28-R34:  beg v-st in the ch-2 sp.  v-st in the each ch-2 space around.  sl st in 1st ch-2 sp (30 v-st)

 Change to Darker Color

R35:  ch 2, hdc in same st and hdc in each remaining st around. sl st in 2nd hdc. (139 hdc)
R36:  beg v-st, *skip 2 st and v-st in next st [(dc, ch 1, dc) all in same st] .*  repeat from * to * around until the last 2 st, skip last 2 st.  sl st in the 1st ch-2 sp.  (30 v-st)
R37-R39:  beg v-st in the ch-2 sp.  v-st in the each ch-2 space around.  sl st in 1st ch-2 sp (30 v-st)
R40:  ch 2, hdc in same st and hdc in each remaining st around. sl st in 2nd hdc. (139 hdc)
R41-R44:  ch 3, dc in same sp and each remaining st around.  sl st in 1st dc to join.  (139 dc)

Using your tapestry needle fasten off and weave in ends.

The Straps can be placed anywhere you like or be made as long as you like.  Below is how I did mine.

Straps:

Make 2 using the J Hook
I used both colors when making the Straps.

1st Strap:

Straps will be worked around the beginning chain.

Step 1:  ch 81.  sc in the blo of the 2nd ch from hook and each st across.  (80 sc),  sc in back loop
Step 2:  Place 2 more sc in the last stitch. (82 sc)
Step 3:  Turn and sc in blo of each remaining st across.  (80 sc)
Step 4:  Place 2 more sc in last st, sl st in 1st sc to join.  (82 sc)  Total sc around 164.

Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Strap Assembly:

 First Strap:  

Step 1:  Find the V-St that lines up with the end rows of the purse (this is your starting point)
Step 2:  count 3 V-St to the Right and feed 1 strap through the front in the space between the 3rd & 4th V-Stitch from the starting spot.
Step 3:  Tie a knot at the end of the strap leaving 5-7 sc showing.
Step 4:  Count over 7 V-St and feed the remaining strap from the inside of the Purse out.
Step 5:  Tie a Knot at the end of the Strap leaving 5-7 sc showing.  

Second Strap: 

Step 1:  From the Starting Point count 3 V-Stitches to the Left and feed 1 strap through the front in the space between the 3rd & 4th V-Stitch from the starting spot.
Step 2:  Tie a knot at the end of the Strap leaving 5-7 sc showing.
Step 3:  Count over 7 V-St and feed the remaining strap from the inside of the purse out.
Step 4:  Tie a knot at the end of the Strap leaving 5-7 sc showing

My Strap Placement

That’s it!  I would LOVE to see your version of Jo’s Boat Tote!  You can use the hashtag #josboattote #boattote #joscraftyhook #joscraftyhookdesigns #jo_bear38 at any of the social media sites above.

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Crochet Flower Roundup

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.
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Flower Bunting – Jo’s Crafty Hook
FREE ON WEBSITE

 

Rose in Bloom – Ashlee Brotzell Designs
PAID PATTERN

 

Patriotic Wall Hanging – Pine Tree Crochet
FREE ON WEBSITE

Flowerful Headband – Natali’s Crochet
PAID PATTERN

 

Rounds of Flowers Coasters – Raffamusa Designs
FREE ON WEBSITE

 

Bloom Necklace and Earrings – Natali’s Crochet Designs
PAID PATTERN

 

Spring Gentian Brooch – Crochet Cloudberry
FREE on WEBSITE

 

Lacy Daisy Granny Square – Raffamusa Designs
PAID PATTERN

 

Ribbon Ear Warmers – Jo’s Crafty Hook
FREE ON WEBSITE

 

Dear Peony Granny Blanket – Yarnandy
PAID PATTERN

 

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers – My Fingers Fly
FREE ON WEBSITE



Victorian Jabot – Crafty Patti Crochet
PAID PATTERN

 

Posy Coasters – Regina P Designs
FREE AT RAVELRY

 

Reusable Makeup Remover Flower – Regina P Designs
PAID PATTERN

 

Reusable Flower Face Scrubbies – Made by Gootie
FREE ON WEBSITE

 

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!

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