Valentine’s Day Crochet Pattern Roundup

Valentines Day Crochet Pattern Roundup

 

Welcome to the Valentine’s Day Crochet Pattern Roundup!

Below you will find AWE-some crochet patterns from a number of AWE-some crochet designers!

As of 2/2/24 you will even find additions to the Valentine’s Day Crochet Pattern Roundup!

Below you will find AWE-some crochet patterns that are perfect for those you love!

You will find FREE and PAID crochet patterns that are perfect makes for Valentine’s Day or any time of the year.

Pamper your loved ones and even your loved pets!

While you are there be sure to sign up for my Newsletter where you will receive news about New Crochet Pattern Releases, Roundups, Collaborations, and MORE!  For signing up you will also get a FREE crochet pattern!

The post contains affiliate links that appear at no cost to you.

You will find some beautiful yarn at LoveCrafts that would be perfect for any of the crochet patterns listed below.

 

 

Wrapped in Love eBook – Jo’s Crafty Hook

Valentines Gonk Gnome Wreath from Selina Page

Valentine’s Day Bat Amigurumi Crochet Pattern – My Fingers Fly

Simply Love Mosaic Cushion Crochet Pattern – Elimee Designs

Bee Lip Balm Holder Crochet Pattern – Start Crochet

Raging Romantics Rectangle Crochet Pattern – Handmade by Ana Luisa

Rainbow Sweetheart eBook Crochet Patterns – Flo’s Crafty Crochet

Rosebud Coasters Crochet Pattern – Crafty Patti

 

Heart Coaster Crochet Pattern – Caitlin Myers

Hearts Bookmark Crochet Pattern – Regina P Designs

 

Paula’s Puppy Paw Print Scarf Crochet Pattern – Lavender Cup Cottage

 

Heart to Heart Collar – SaiASmi – Dreamz in Yarn 


You will find some beautiful yarn at LoveCrafts that would be perfect for any of the crochet patterns listed below.

 

Wrapped in Love Beanie & Cowl Set – Jo’s Crafty Hook

Lion Heart Pillow Crochet Pattern – My Fingers Fly

The Aphrodite C2C Blanket Crochet Pattern – Elimee Designs
Caterpillar Lip Balm Holder Keychain Crochet Pattern – Start Crochet

Rainbow Sweetheart Cushion Crochet Pattern – Flo’s Crafty Crochet

 

Hearty Bowl Doily – SaiASmi-Dreamz in Yarn

Wrapped in Love Boot Cuffs – Jo’s Crafty Hook

 

The Aphrodite Cushion Cover Crochet Pattern – Elimee Designs

Ladybug Lip Balm Holder Keychain Crochet Pattern – Start Crochet

Rainbow Sweetheart Beanie Crochet Pattern – Flo’s Crafty Crochet

 

Wrapped in Love Headband – Jo’s Crafty Hook

 

Sweetheart Cup Cozy Crochet Pattern – Flo’s Crafty Crochet


Bookmark – SaiASmi-Dreamz in Yarn

 

Granny Heart Coaster & Dishcloth Crochet Pattern – Marsha Yarndoodles

 

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Pet Appreciation Blog Hop

I wanted to do something I haven’t seen before, so I am hosting a Pet Appreciation Blog Hop just to show our love and appreciation for our pets.

I love dressing up my son’s dog, Freyja and she love’s to be dressed up!  lol

I also love seeing others’ pets dressed up and accessorized so much that I have to try my hand at what they have on their pets!  lol

Please join us, you will see some of the cutest and most adorablest crochet patterns for our pets from some of the greatest pet crochet pattern designers!

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Here is How it Works:

 

1. So, each day, starting at 9a EST you will need to visit this main blog hop page to take advantage of a free crochet pattern designed specifically with our pets in mind.

 

2. Click on the day’s featured design to go to the Designer’s Pattern Page.

 

3. Click on the Download Button to get their free crochet pattern.  This may lead to a Direct Download instead of a Coupon Code for a Store.

 

4. Apply the Coupon Code at the Designer’s Store (not needed if it is a direct download)

 

 

August 1st – Freyja Pet Cowl from Jo’s Crafty Hook

The Freyja Pet Cowl can be made for small to large pets with 3 sizes to choose from or can even be customized to fit your specific pet.

Coupon Code:  EXPIRED

Find the pattern HERE

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August 2nd – Annie Dog Bandana from Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Annie is our 1st rescue dog.  Annie has been just the most loving, cheeky, independent bundle of energy to come into our home. And she is the inspiration for the Annie Bandana.

Free Pattern:  EXPIRED

Find the Pattern HERE

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August 3rd – Raleigh Dog Blanket from MadameStitch

This blanket is named after one of my son’s rescue dogs. Raleigh was the perfect companion and such a special part of his family. She recently passed away and I’ve dedicated this beautiful blanket to her memory.

Free Pattern:  EXPIRED

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August 4th – Pug Puppy Sweater from My Fingers Fly

Along with outgrowing his pug puppy sweater, he has also outgrown the cardboard box he claimed as his bed the day we brought him home. I got a bigger cardboard box and some fleece I had in my fabric bin and made him a new bed. Now he never wants to leave it!

Free Pattern:  EXPIRED

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August 5th – Axolotl Donut from Anvi Granny’s Handicrafts

Imagine a cute little Axolotl aka the Mexican walking fish shaped like a donut.  This is a beginner friendly amigurumi crochet pattern with easy step-by-step picture crochet tutorials.

Free Pattern:  EXPIRED

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August 6th – Sweet Pea Dog Sweater from TimmelCrochet

The Sweet Pea Dog Sweater has that and more with its soft and stylish faux fur trim. Made with little dogs in mind, this sweater keeps them comfortable all through the chilly seasons.

Free Pattern:  EXPIRED

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August 7th – Puppy Placemat from Straight Hooked

Today I am delighted to present the Puppy Placemat pattern. You probably know that I am a long-time small doggy Momma. I had a pack of 3 Shih Tzus for many years. Biscuit was my first puppy; he lived from 2006-2022 and was bossy and hilarious. Bonzai lived from 2007-2021 and was derpy and very loving. Lucy was our “baby dog” and lived from 2011-2023. She was our most well-behaved and kept us laughing every day.

Free Pattern:  EXPIRED

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August 8th – Lion Dog Toy from My Fingers Fly

For crafters, the lion is a common theme and so much fun to make. I recently made a Lion Toy for my pug Bruno. He loves to play tug of war, so I added a handle to the bottom of a lion to make his favorite game easier on me.

Free Pattern: EXPIRED

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August 9th – Rabbit on Pumpkin from Pocket Yarnlings

This is a cute amigurumi interchangeable crochet pattern that would make the perfect toy no matter how you make it.

Coupon Code:  EXPIRED

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August 10th – Maze’s Cat Toy from Jo’s Crafty Hook

Does your cat/pet like to swat or throw things around the house?  Do they like to curl up on your laptop while you are writing a blog post? lol  Do they like curl up on your clothes, your current WIPs, clothes or anything else of yours they can find?  Then this is purr-fect for any pet to play with or even cuddle up with.

Coupon Code:  EXPIRED

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August 11th – Lumina Dog Bandana from The Loophole Fox

I designed the Lumina Bandana, this crochet dog bandana pattern, for my rescue pup and it comes in 6 sizes so you can make one for yours or make a bunch to donate to dog shelters, too!

Free Pattern:  EXPIRED

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August 12th – Mushroom Cat Hat from My Crafty Pursuits

Make your cat look purr-fectly fancy for any occasion.

Coupon Code:  EXPIRED

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August 13th – Dog Cushion from You Can Crochet by Cesca & Woodrow

Are you a dog lover like me?  If so, I’m sure you’ll absolutely love making this cute, comfy dog cushion for your furry friend!

Coupon Code: EXPIRED

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August 14th – Dusty the Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern from Cuddly Stitches Craft

This sweet little amigurumi dog pattern was inspired by my parents’ Cocker Spaniel and just like him, Dusty is a very playful and loving companion who is always there for you.

Coupon Code:  EXPIRED

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August 15th – Imagination Cat/Dog Bandana from Marsha YarnDoodles

Meet “Nellie” … the newest addition to our family. We rescued her from a shelter about a month ago and she’s already stolen our hearts!
Nellie’s wearing the “Imagination Pet Bandana” that I designed the day I found out we were accepted to become her new family!

Coupon Code:  EXPIRED

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August 16th – Motif Pet Blanket from Underground Crafter

I’m firmly on “team cat.” I love (other people’s) dogs just fine, but I have had cats in my life since childhood and really enjoy their companionship!

Coupon Code:  EXPIRED

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August 17th – Freyja Nordic Necklace from Jo’s Crafty Hook

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

Coupon Code:  Expired

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August 18th – Heart Stealer Pet Blanket from Vivacrochet

Our cats are our kids! Nay, strike that! they are our grand kids!!!! We thought we were dog people until the cats decided to adopt us!! It all started one October morning some 9 years ago , when our community cat decided to have her litter in our garden! We were their servants!

Coupon Code:  EXPIRED

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August 19th – Crosshell Granny Bandana from OwensVillaChick Designs

This Crosshell Granny Bandana has 3 sizes to choose from. The crochet pattern uses a combination of the Granny Stitch and the Cross Stitch.  The elegant bandana is finished with a beautiful edging.

Coupon Code:  EXPIRED

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August 20th – Kitty Raviolis from Straight Hooked

Coupon Code:  EXPIRED

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August 21st – Busy Bee Hua Headwarmer from TimmelCrochet

Do you want to keep your chihuahua(small dog) warm and have fun at the same time? Or give a fun dog gift to a loved one or friend? Then this pattern is for you. Stripes, antennae, wings. This Busy Bee Hua Headwarmers has it all.

Coupon Code:  EXPIRED

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August 22nd – Hearty Bowl Doily from SaiASmi – Dreamz in Yarn

Batty – the most adorable pup to enter our lives; was the inspiration for the 2 new designs that will be featured today and Thursday.  

Coupon Code:  EXPIRED

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August 23rd – Cat Bandana from Jo’s Crafty Hook

Pets can seem like part of the family.  My son rescued some kittens from his job site and called me upset, asking if I wanted a kitten.  I was hesitant, but as soon as he took her out of his jacket, softy that I am, it was all over for me.  lol

Doesn’t my Maze rock her Bandana!

Coupon Code:  EXPIRED

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August 24th – Heart to Heart Collar from SaiASmi – Dreamz in Yarn

Batty was my bestie’s (@cherumanalil) furry baby.  He was the most patient pup (though his mumma said otherwise sometimes), amazing with my bratty human kids.

Coupon Code:  EXPIRED

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Thank you all so much for supporting these fantastic designers.  They shared their heartfelt and stories behind the designs for why they designed their crochet patterns that they added in the Pet Appreciation Blog Hop!

Let the crochet designers know how much you appreciated their stories and designs as we all celebrated our love and appreciation for our pets.  You will find the links for each designer listed above their patterns.

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Mae’s Flowers Crochet Patterns Roundup

Mae’s Flowers Crochet Pattern Roundup

The Mae’s Flowers Crochet Pattern Roundup contains Free and Paid crochet patterns from some fabulous crochet designers and their flower related crochet patterns.

My Mae’s Flowers Blog Hop was such a success that I have gathered some more great flower related crochet patterns in this Mae’s Flowers Roundup.

Click on the link above the pictures to find the Crochet Pattern.

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While you are there be sure to sign up for my Newsletter by clicking on the Subscribe Button in the top right hand corner.  You will receive news about my New Crochet Pattern Releases, Collaborations, and MORE!  For signing up you will also get a FREE crochet pattern!

 

Flower Crochet Patterns – Free & Paid

 

Mae’s Flower Free Crochet Pattern
from Jo’s Crafty Hook

 

 My Gram designed this flower over 30 years ago.  I took the flower apart to see how she made it and that’s how the Mae’s Flower crochet pattern began.  This flower can be added to scarves, purses, and can even be make into an Afghan!

 

Mae’s Flower Garden Afghan
from Jo’s Crafty Hook

The Mae’s Flower was designed by my Gram, Mae, and it was used the first time used in the Mae’s Flower Garden Afghan.   You will find 4 crochet patterns of the Mae’s Flower in this roundup.

 

 

Easy Crochet Sunflower Coasters with Basket
from Easy Breezy Crochet

Create a charming sunflower with a practical basket that will provide a warming experience.

 

The Daisy Granny Square Blanket
from Easy Breezy Crochet

This daisy granny square blanket is quick and easy to make ant the perfect project for spring or fall.

 

Reusable Makeup Remover Flowers
from Regina P Designs

Looking for something cute and unique for your next spring craft show? These adorable little flowers are super easy to make and have been successful sellers at the few shows I have been able to get to in the spring and summer months.
The Daisy Flower Crochet Wall Hanging combines beautiful colors and an eye-catching nature design, making this the perfect project to brighten up your home.

These handy little baskets would brighten up your living room, or make a lovely housewarming gift. They are perfect for storing little bits and bobs, like your change and keys, or fill them with sweets for a welcoming coffee table display.

Celebrate Mother’s Day, or any occasion, with this free crochet flower pattern to make Carnations.

Nothing says Springtime better than the spouting of daffodils.
Using this Bleeding Heart crochet pattern, you can make a beautiful Spring flower applique. The Bleeding Heart is a perennial plant with delicate heart-shaped pink flowers that bloom from middle spring to early summer.
Pastel Meadows Throw crochet graphgan pattern – a stunning creation that will bring a burst of floral beauty to any room!
A fun way to use your scrap yarn to make a special custom piece for the wee ones.
The Sweet Blossom Granny Square starts off as a traditional square. The addition of multi-faceted, textured flower applique makes it unique.

This easy rose crochet crochet pattern is perfect as a single rose or made into a flower bouquet.

This retro flower coaster crochet pattern is perfect for spring and summer to brighten up your space and works up fast! 

Invite Summer into your home with my fun Sunflower coasters crochet pattern!
This pattern is for an easy crochet flower applique. A lovely texture will help it stand out in all your handmade projects.
The Granny Viola Scarf crochet pattern includes a pattern for a Viola Flower which is made into a Granny Square.  You can use as many or as little colors as you like.

This lovely sunflower is perfect for home decor or without the stem that can be used as an applique.

The Flower Basket is a fun, cute basket with a decorative flower.

 

The Daisy Square Bag is so handy for short or long shopping trips as it will accommodate your wallet and all your cards.
The tulip throw pillow pattern is perfect for spring and summer. it is an easy corner to corner project so it will work up quickly and look fabulous.
What’s not to love about a cute & functional plastic bag holder! This bag holder can be made all in 1 color or you can change colors to reveal the “HIDDEN FLOWERS.“ 

The Blooming Grace Cozy features the link stitch, hdc clusters and puff stitch. Who doesn’t love a cute cozy for their beverage of choice? The leaves and flowers are worked into the front and top of the link stitch, giving the cozy wonderful texture and is sure to be the talk of the party.

 

Recently an ad for a designer purse came across my feed. It was on sale for $1500, so I went to the craft store and bought the materials to make it for only $50. Now I have a new designer bag for Mother’s Day! Make one for your Mom or one for yourself.

The Bluebell earrings are perfect for Springtime. Dainty and adorable little flowers that are easy and quick to make.
Are you ready for Spring and Summer shopping? If yes, then check out this easy and quick to make crochet shopping bag.
Get 2 Flower Girl Baskets inside the crochet pattern that are perfect for weddings.
This is a cute little project that can be used as a stand-alone flower for Random Acts of Crochet Kindness, or can be used as embellishments for scarves, hats, headbands and more!

The White Flower Granny Square is part of the Tutti Frutti collection with lots of colorful and delicious square patterns for Spring and Summer!

 

Last year the Getty Museum challenged people to recreate famous works of art. The results were sometimes amazing, sometimes hysterical. I decided to try my own recreation using crochet. Turns out, one of the biggest challenges was finding a famous painting that looked easy enough to duplicate in yarn but still appealed to me visually. I wanted something colorful to cheer me up on these dreary days. Settling on one of Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings, I rummaged through my yarn stash to find the appropriate colors.

 

Use the C2C Carolina Lily crochet block pattern to create pillows, blankets, and more.

 

Floral Flair Handbag Crochet Pattern
from Straight Hooked

The Floral Flair Handbag incorporates a lot of different crochet techniques and I created several videos to help you learn these awesome tricks!

 

Flower Earrings Crochet Pattern
from Dancing Sisters Design

These Flower Blossom Earrings are worked in the round and only consist of 3 rounds. They are quick to make and very fashionable. These earrings also take very little yarn to construct.

 

Gram-Mae’s Purse Crochet Pattern
from Jo’s Crafty Hook

This is another that I used my Gram’s Mae’s Flower design.  The purse uses the Mae’s Flower and is surrounded by a granny square.  This is a fun crochet project that creates a nice bright purse.

 

You have see SO many amazing Flower Crochet Patterns above that you can make again and again!

I pray you find some fabulous crochet patterns that you can wear them; decorate your home with; add a little embellishment to your purses, pillows, headbands and more!  Be sure to stop by each designer’s links to see some of there other amazing crochet designs!

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Gram-Mae’s Purse

Gram-Mae’s Purse Crochet Pattern

My Gram loved crocheting flowers. In the Gram-Mae’s Purse crochet pattern I will be using one of the flowers my Gram designed and I created a crochet pattern for, the Mae’s Flower.

Making the Gram-Mae’s Purse is a fun little project you can crochet any time of year.  You can make it in one color or as many colors as you like.  There are so many uses for a purse like this; carrying your WIPs, making for the little ones, carrying your essentials, and SO much more!

 

 

While you are there be sure to sign up for my Newsletter by clicking on the Subscribe Button in the top right hand corner.  You will receive news about my New Crochet Pattern Releases, Collaborations, and MORE!  For signing up you will also get a FREE crochet pattern!

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Water Colors Blog Hop

My Gram-Mae’s Purse Crochet Pattern is being featured in the Water Colors Blog Hop hosted by My Fingers Fly.  You will find free and discounted crochet patterns from July 1-24, 2023.  Find out more about the hop by clicking on the image below.

 

Water Colors Crochet Pattern Bundle

To save time and energy by skipping around peoples blogs, you can get ALL 24 crochet patterns being featured in the Water Colors Blog Hop in the Water Colors Crochet Pattern Bundle for $12.99!  Click on the image below for more info.

My Day

On my day, July 9, 2023 starting at 10a EST you can get my Gram-Mae’s Purse crochet pattern for $2!  This is $4 off the regular price!  Visit the main blog hop on July 9th or 10th to get the Coupon Code needed to get the discounted price.

 

Once you have the Coupon Code, use it when you Check Out at my Ravelry Store.  Click on the Image below to add the Gram-Mae’s Purse Crochet Pattern to your Cart and Check Out.  That’s it!

 

History behind the Design

The design came about because I have had an Afghan my Gram started over 25 years ago using a flower she designed.  In 2022 I finally decided to take one of her flowers apart from her Afghan.  I wanted to see how she made it so I could finish her Afghan. 

Because I loved her flower design so much that I decided to create the Maes Flower crochet pattern.  I was able to finish my Gram’s Afghan.  Also, my Gram’s Afghan was so easy to put together, that I decided to create another crochet, which I then turned into the Mae’s Flower Garden Afghan crochet pattern in honor of my Gram.

You can find the Mae’s Flower Crochet Pattern that I designed using these flowers free HERE on my website. 

You can also find an Ad-Free copy of the Mae’s Flower crochet pattern at my Ravelry and LoveCrafts Stores. 

 

 

You will also find my Mae’s Flower Garden Afghan Crochet Pattern at my Ravelry and LoveCrafts Stores.

 

 

 

 

 

While you are there be sure to sign up for my Newsletter by clicking on the Subscribe Button in the top right hand corner.  You will receive news about my New Crochet Pattern Releases, Collaborations, and MORE!  For signing up you will also get a FREE crochet pattern!

If you are looking for to make this fun crochet project, you can get an Ad-Free premium copy of my Gram-Mae’s Crochet Pattern from my Ravelry and LoveCrafts and Etsy Stores for a small fee.

Information about my Gram-Mae’s Purse Crochet Pattern

The making of the Gram-Mae Purse is a fun crochet project.  You will be following several steps to help you make your own unique purse.  I kind of think of it as putting a child’s puzzle together.  lol

Flower Size: 3” x 3”
Granny Square Size:  4” x 4”
Purse Size:  10” x 10”

Notes:
There are 5 steps that are needed to make the purse.

  1. Crochet the Mae’s Flowers
  2. Crochet the Granny Squares around the Flowers
  3. Connect the Granny Squares
  4. Crochet the Border around the Granny Squares
  5. Connect the Purse sections
  6. Crochet the Straps
  7. Connect the Straps to the Purse

Inside the Gram-Mae’s Purse Crochet Pattern you will find step-by-step picture tutorials for right and left handed crocheters.  These picture tutorials will show you how to make the Mae’s Flower.

You will also find a left handed video tutorial showing you How to Crochet the Mae Flower.


Also inside the Gram-Mae’s Purse Crochet Pattern you will find step-by-step picture and video tutorials guiding you through each of the 7 steps in making the purse.

Supplies Used

I used vintage Wintuk Coats & Clarks 4 ply Medium Worsted Weight Yarn in Peach, Tangerine, and Off White.  100% Acrylic Yarn (3.5 oz/83 g)

Materials:
US H or 5 mm Crochet Hook
MC – 160 yds of#4 ply Medium Weight Yarn (cream)
CC – 100 yds of #4 ply Medium Weight Yarn (optional)
CC2 – 100 yds of #4 ply Medium Weight Yarn (optional)
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Again, if you are looking for to make this fun crochet project, you can get an Ad-Free premium copy of my Gram-Mae’s Crochet Pattern from my Ravelry and LoveCrafts Stores for a small fee.

Again, you can find the Mae’s Flower Crochet Pattern that I designed using these flowers free HERE on my website.

Thank you for stopping by Jo’s Crafty Hook!  I pray you find exactly what you were looking for!  I would love to see your version of the purse or any of my crochet pattern you have done!

You can tag me at @joscraftyhook or @joeyleabaird or use the hashtag #joscraftyhook or #joeyleabaird at my FB or IG social media sites listed below!

 

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Mae’s Flowers Blog Hop

In this blog post you will find Flower related crochet patterns from a number of crochet designers.

You will flower crochet pattern to add embellishments to purses, pillows, and more.  

Jo’s Crafty Hook – Granny Viola Scarf Crochet Pattern

The Granny Viola Scarf crochet pattern includes a pattern for a Viola Flower which is made into a Granny Square.  You can use as many or as little colors as you like.

The Granny Viola Scarf Crochet Pattern can be found at my Ravelry Store.

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Crafty Patti – Sunflower Summer Crochet Pattern

This lovely sunflower is perfect for home decor or without the stem that can be used as an applique.

The Sunflower Summer Crochet Pattern can be found at Crafty Patti’s Ravelry Store

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Fosbas Designs – Flower Basket Crochet Pattern

The Flower Basket is a fun, cute basket with a decorative flower.

The Flower Basket Crochet Pattern can be found as a free crochet pattern at Fosbas Designs.

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Carroway Crochet – Daisy Square Bag Crochet Pattern

The Daisy Square Bag is so handy for short or long shopping trips as it will accommodate your wallet and all your cards.

The Daisy Square Bag Crochet Pattern can be found as a free crochet pattern at Carroway Crochet.

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Sunflower Cottage Crochet
Tulips Throw Pillow Crochet Pattern

The tulip throw pillow pattern is perfect for spring and summer. it is an easy corner to corner project so it will work up quickly and look fabulous.

The Tulip Throw Pillow C2C Crochet Pattern chart can be found free HERE or you can get the pattern at Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

Follow Sunflower Cottage Crochet on Instagram

Marsha Yarn Doodles – Hidden Flowers Bag Holder Crochet Pattern

What’s not to love about a cute & functional plastic bag holder! This bag holder can be made all in 1 color or you can change colors to reveal the “HIDDEN FLOWERS.“ 

You can find the Hidden Flowers Bag Holder Crochet Pattern at Marsha YarnDoodles Ravlery Store.

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Owensvillachick Designs
Blooming Grace Cozy Crochet Pattern

The Blooming Grace Cozy features the link stitch, hdc clusters and puff stitch. Who doesn’t love a cute cozy for their beverage of choice? The leaves and flowers are worked into the front and top of the link stitch, giving the cozy wonderful texture and is sure to be the talk of the party.

The Blooming Grace Cozy Crochet Pattern can be found FREE at Owensvillachick Designs.

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Floral Handbag Crochet Pattern
My Fingers Fly

Recently an ad for a designer purse came across my feed. It was on sale for $1500, so I went to the craft store and bought the materials to make it for only $50. Now I have a new designer bag for Mother’s Day! Make one for your Mom or one for yourself.

You can find the Floral Handbag Crochet Pattern at My Fingers Fly’s Store.

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Bluebell Earrings Crochet Pattern
The Crafty Therapist

The Bluebell earrings are perfect for Springtime. Dainty and adorable little flowers that are easy and quick to make.

You can find the Bluebell Earring Crochet Pattern free at The Crafty Therapist.

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Rachel’s Market Bag Crochet Pattern
Pam’s Cozy Corner

Are you ready for Spring and Summer shopping? If yes, then check out this easy and quick to make crochet shopping bag.

The Rachel Bag Crochet Pattern can be found free at Pam’s Cozy Corner.

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Flower Girl Wedding Baskets Crochet Pattern
Crafty Patti

Get 2 Flower Girl Baskets inside the crochet pattern that are perfect for weddings.

The Flower Girl Baskets Crochet Pattern can be found at Crafty Patti’s Ravelry Store.

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The Maybelline Flower Crochet Pattern
Start Crochet

This is a cute little project that can be used as a stand-alone flower for Random Acts of Crochet Kindness, or can be used as embellishments for scarves, hats, headbands and more!

The Maybelline Flower Crochet Pattern can be found free at Start Crochet.

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White Flower Granny Square Crochet Pattern
Raffamusa Designs

The White Flower Granny Square is part of the Tutti Frutti collection with lots of colorful and delicious square patterns for Spring and Summer!

The White Flower Granny Square Crochet Pattern can be found free at Raffamusa Designs.

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Van Gogh’s Sunflowers Crochet Pattern
My Fingers Fly

Last year the Getty Museum challenged people to recreate famous works of art. The results were sometimes amazing, sometimes hysterical. I decided to try my own recreation using crochet. Turns out, one of the biggest challenges was finding a famous painting that looked easy enough to duplicate in yarn but still appealed to me visually. I wanted something colorful to cheer me up on these dreary days. Settling on one of Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings, I rummaged through my yarn stash to find the appropriate colors.

The Van Gogh’s Sunflowers Crochet Pattern can be found at My Fingers Fly

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Carolina Lily Cro-Quilt Block Crochet Pattern
Big Momma’s Strings

Use this crochet block to create pillows, blankets, and more.

The C2C Carolina Lily Cro-Quilt Block can be found at Big Momma’s Strings Ravelry Store.

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Floral Flair Handbag Crochet Pattern
Straight Hooked

My newest pattern, the Floral Flair Handbag, incorporates a lot of different crochet techniques and I created several videos to help you learn these awesome tricks!

The Floral Flair Handbag Crochet Pattern can be found at Straight Hooked

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Flower Earrings Crochet Pattern
Dancing Sisters Design

These Flower Blossom Earrings are worked in the round and only consist of 3 rounds. They are quick to make and very fashionable. These earrings also take very little yarn to construct.

The Flower Blossom Earrings can be found at Dancing Sisters Design Ravelry Store.

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Gram-Mae’s Purse Crochet Pattern
Jo’s Crafty Hook

I used my Gram’s Mae’s Flower design.  The purse uses the Mae’s Flower and is surrounded by a granny square, and the are connected together to create this colorful Gram-Mae’s Purse crochet pattern.

You can find my Gram Mae’s Purse crochet pattern at my Ravelry Store.

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I would LOVE to hear what you thought about my Mae’s Flowers Blog Hop!  Please leave a Comment below.

Be sure to stop by each designer on IG and let them know what a great job they did on their flower related crochet patterns!

You can find each designer’s IG handle under their design info.

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Most Wonderful Time of the Year Roundup

As 2022 comes to an end, we all have so many things to be thankful for.

Most of all we are thankful for YOU! You are our friends, our families, those who make all of our hard work designing crochet patterns just right for you.

The crochet designers in the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Roundup want to celebrate their successes of 2022 with you!

Below you will find free and paid crochet patterns that are our most celebrated in 2022!

 

Most Wonderful Time of the Year Roundup featured the crochet designers listed below.
Be sure to stop by any of their social media sites and let them know what an awesome job they have done in 2022!

Jo’s Crafty Hook
Regina P Designs
Pine Tree Crochet
Crafty Patti
Made by Gootie
My Crochet Space
Straight Hooked
Raffamusa Designs
Golden Lucy Crafts
My Fingers Fly
Marsha Yarn Doodles
Lavender Cup Cottage Mosaic Crochet
Sandra Stitches
Ambassador Crochet
Frankie Kate
Big Momma’s Strings
Willow Crochet
OwensVillaChick Designs
Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Double Cross Mobius Cowl from Jo’s Crafty Hook.

This crochet design was one of my most favorite pattern to design this year.

Me and my husband had so much fun goofing off during the photo shoot.  He got me laughing, making funny faces and smiling just right for that perfect picture.

The Double Cross Mobius Cowl received yarn support from WeCrochet, which is always a plus to work with their gorgeous yarn!

For the whole month of December, you can get my Double Cross Mobius Cowl premium crochet pattern for 50% off using the Coupon Code:  DOUBLECROSS.

 

The Royal Bag from Regina P Designs.

This amazing bag was the result of multiple failed attempts to create a cute tank top. The top bombed but I managed to create this bag that I am so in love with!

You can find the Royal Bag as a free crochet pattern on Regina P Designs’ website.

 

Coastal Waves Beanie from Pine Tree Crochet.

I love matching sets and one skein wonders. The Coastal Waves Beanie is my most colorful pattern and best seller.

You can find the Coastal Waves Beanie as a free crochet pattern on Pine Tree Crochet’s website.

 

 

Daisy Holstein Cow Potholder from Crafty Patti.

The Daisy Holstein Cow Potholder is my top seller for 2022 and made with my mom.

The Daisy Holstein Cow Potholder crochet pattern can be purchased from Crafty Patti’s Ravelry Store.

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Bohemian Mosaic Placemat from Made by Gootie.

The Bohemian Mosaic Placemat is my first Mosiac pattern, and my first crochet along event I have hosted. The pattern is great for someone who is new to crochet mosaic technique as the first part of the pattern has a video to help you get going.

The Bohemian Mosaic Placemat crochet pattern can be found free on Made by Gootie’s website.

 

Mosaic Mug Rug from My Crochet Space.

This mug rug is perfect for those days when you just have an hour crochet time and want to finish your started project in one go! This pattern uses the overlay mosaic technique, which is one of my favourite!

The Mosaic Mug Rug crochet pattern can be purchased at My Crochet Space’s Ravelry Store.

 

Throwback Throw  Blanket from Straight Hooked.

Remember a simpler time as you create the different hexagons and join them to create a cozy masterpiece!

You can purchase the Throwback Blanket crochet pattern directly from Straight Hooked’s website.

 

Tutti Frutti Granny Squares from Raffamusa Designs.

The Tutti Frutti Granny Squares have the been the most fun squares I’ve crocheted this year! It’s been a true joy to work on them and to see that everyone loved them too 🙂

The Tutti Fruitti Granny Squares crochet pattern is free on Raffamusa Designs’ website.

 

Dogwood Flower from Golden Lucy Crafts.

I live in an area where dogwoods are blossoming in April – May and the amazing beauty of these trees inspired me to design this crochet dogwood flower.

You can find the Dogwood Flower crochet pattern free on Golden Lucy Crafts’ website.

 

Snow Globe Gift Bag from My Fingers Fly.

Everyone loves a snow globe! These snow globes work as gift bags and work up quickly in worsted weight yarn. Because they only use a few yards of each color, they are great stash busters. They are also easy to personalize by using different colors and adding embellishments.

You can find the Snow Globe Gift Bag crochet pattern free on My Fingers Fly’s website.

 

Mom’s Angel Slippers by MarshaYarnDoodles.

These slippers were designed for my mom while she was in the final stages of cancer. She loved them & they kept her feet toasty warm! You’ll feel like you’re walking on clouds when you wear them.

Marsha Yarn Doodles Angel Slippers crochet pattern can be purchased at her Ravelry Store.

 

Hannah Tropicana Blanket Mosaic Crochet Pattern from Lavender Cups Cottage Mosaic Crochet.

The Hannah Tropicana Blanket Mosaic Crochet Pattern is the perfect way to add a touch of style and comfort to your home. With this easy-to-follow pattern, you can create a beautiful blanket or bedspread that will keep you warm and snug while you watch your favorite show or use it as a bedspread or blanket on your bed. Yarn amounts and instructions for various sizes included.

The Hanna Tropicana Blanket Mosaic Crochet Pattern can be purchased from Lavender Cup Cottage Mosaic Crochet’s Ravelry Store.

 

Olive Scarf from Sandra Stitches

This Olive Scarf with pockets is the one you will go to on those winter days out! Easy to follow pattern with lots of texture, adding the fringe and pockets makes it the perfect Scarf for your winter wardrobe.

You can purchase Sandra Stitches’ Olive Scarf crochet pattern from her Raverly Store.

 

Flagstone Blanket from Ambassador Crochet.

The Flagstone Blanket has beautiful texture and uses super soft yarn. The results are amazing! It quickly became my newest best seller this year and I’m celebrating it with you!

The Flagstone Blanket crochet pattern can be purchased from Ambassador Crochet’s Ravelry Store.

 

Nova Hooded Triangle Shawl by Frankie Kate.

This hooded triangle shawl warm and cozy shawl is perfect for fall, rainy days and chilly evenings, but irreplaceable during those snowy, winter days to toss over your shoulders while sitting in your favorite crochet chair or on your way out.

The Nova Hooked Triangle Shawl crochet pattern can be purchased at Frankie Kate’s Etsy Shop.

 

Tunisian Stacked Witch Scarf from Big Momma’s Strings.

This pattern is a perfect addition to your holiday outfit. This pattern is for those crocheters who are comfortable working with more than one color.

You can purchase the Tunisian Stacked Witch Scarf crochet pattern from Big Momma’s Strings’ Etsy Shop.

 

Tiger Sweater from Willow Crochet.

It was my first ever sweater pattern and I’m so happy with how it turned out and how well it was received by everyone!

You can purchase the Tiger Sweater crochet pattern from Willow Crochet’s website.

 

Crossroads Dishcloth from OwensVillaChick Designs.

I am celebrating my Crossroads Dishcloth! This pattern was my first published pattern and inspired me to keep designing more crochet patterns! The Crossroads Dishcloth is an advanced beginner pattern that features the link stitch and works up quickly! A photo tutorial of the link stitch is provided in this pattern.

The Crossroads Dishcloth is a free crochet pattern at Owens Villa Chick Designs website.

 

Nordic Snowflake Blanket from Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

I am able to celebrate the release of this blanket because I have had the idea for in my head for about 18 months and it finally released!

I love Nordic inspired crochet patterns. There is a simple beauty that translates so well into crafts when using only 2 colours in a project. I think that this is what makes the Nordic theme so popular!

The Nordic Snowflake Blanket crochet pattern can be purchased from Sunflower Cottage Crochet’s website.

 

Unisex Scrappy Scarf from Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

During 2022 I have had a goal to use all of my scraps and work from my stash as much as possible.

What can I say? I have bought maybe 1/4 of the yarn I ordinarily would have during a year. I am also deliberately raiding my scrap buckets before looking for part or full skeins of a particular colour or yarn.

So, I can say so far so good!

You can find the Unisex Scrappy Scarf can be purchased from Sunflower Cottage Crochet’s website.

 

Kawaii Pumpkin Blanket from Stardust Gold Crochet

The Kawaii Pumpkin C2C  Blanket was part of a Fall Mystery C2C CAL that showed so many beautiful version of this blanket.  The CAL was a great deal of fun!

You purchase the Kawaii Pumpkin Blanket from Stardust Gold Crochet’s website.

 

We are so appreciative of your support in 2022!  We pray you continue supporting our business’ and all the effort we put into making these designs the best they can be!

Be sure to watch out for more great crochet patterns to come in 2023 and help up us celebrate each and everyone!

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Free Cancer Hat Patterns Roundup

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.

https://joscraftyhook.com/berry-topper-beanie/

Cancer Chemo Hat Pattern - Kim's Beanie from Through the Loop Yarn Craft.

.This year Through The Loop Yarn Crafts design for a crochet chemo hat pattern is inspired by and in honor of a longtime friend who has had a long battle with breast cancer, Kim.

https://www.throughtheloopyc.com/crochet-chemo-hat-pattern-kims-beanie/

Winter Links Beanie from Emerald Cherub Crochet.

The Winter Links Beanie creates a thick fabric with minimal gaps, due to the nature of the stitches.

https://emeraldcherub.com/winterlinksbeanie/

Louka Beanie from Through the Loop Yarn Craft.

It’s October which means it time again for the Crochet Cancer Challenge. Through the Loop Yarn Craft has created a brand new pattern contribute; the Louka Beanie.

Ashley joins Sweet Potato 3 who hosts an amazing event that brings awareness and help support those battling Cancer. 

https://www.throughtheloopyc.com/louka-beanie-free-pattern/

Pink Ribbon Hat from My Fingers Fly.

My Fingers Fly’s crochet pattern is for an elegant chemo hat with a ring of pink ribbons around it using worsted weight yarn in white and pink.

https://myfingersflyblog.com/product/pink-ribbon-hat-crochet-pattern/

Victoria Kid's Pillow Hat from Regina P Designs.

The pillow hat looks like a pillowcase for your head. Victoria needed made for her and her little sister wanted one too. 

https://www.reginapdesigns.com/post/victoria-kid-s-pillow-hat-pattern

Rock Steady Beanie from Through the Loop Yarn Craft.

The Rocksteady Beanie design incorporates the color Lime to represent Lymphoma.

https://www.throughtheloopyc.com/rocksteady-beanie-free-pattern/

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.

https://joscraftyhook.com/little-nugget-preemie-beanie/

Mother’s Day Handbag Roundup

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.

Floral Handbag Crochet Pattern

 

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.

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.

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.

Rainbow Sprinkles Handbag

 

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.

Chevron Bucket Bag

 

 

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.

Zebra Coin Purse

 

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.

Grab and Go Clutch

 

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.

Sharon Bag

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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Wattle Stitch Beanie

I designed the Wattle Stitch Beanie Crochet Pattern specifically for Yarn for Menstrual Health campaign a couple of years ago.  This is very taboo topic, but it applies to young girls everywhere.  You can read more about this topic below.

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Water Colors Blog Hop

My Wattle Stitch Beanie Crochet Pattern is being featured in the Water Colors Blog Hop hosted by My Fingers Fly.  You will find free and discounted crochet patterns from July 1-24, 2023 inside the Water Colors Blog Hop.  Find out more about the hop by clicking on the image below.

 

Water Colors Crochet Pattern Bundle

To save time and energy by skipping around peoples blogs, you can get ALL 24 crochet patterns being featured in the Water Colors Blog Hop in the Water Colors Crochet Pattern Bundle for $12.99!  Click on the image below for more info.

 

My Day

On my day, July 11, 2023 starting at 10a EST you can get a premium copy of my Wattle Stitch Beanie crochet pattern for FREE.  Visit the main blog hop on July 11th or 12th to get the Coupon Code needed to get crochet pattern for FREE.

 

 

 

Once you have the Coupon Code, use it when you Check Out at my Ravelry Store.  Click on the Image below to add the Wattle Stitch Beanie Crochet Pattern to your Cart and Check Out.  That’s it!

 

 

 

Where to find more of my Crochet Patterns

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Yarn for Menstrual Health

I wanted to talk to you about a taboo subject that most people don’t like to talk about, Menstrual Awareness.  During the months of March to May there are quite a few organizations out there that try and spread the word about this taboo subject.  These organizations talk about menstrual hygiene and spreading awareness for young girls, just like the girls below need to hear about.

 

 

One of the organizations I want to talk to you about started the Yarn for Menstrual Health campaign, but first I wanted to share a little bit about my story as a young girl.

I wish this was a topic we talked about when I was a young girl.  I started my menstrual cycle when I was 12 years old.  This was not a topic talked about in my household, even though there were over 10 women in it.  While I was away at camp I started my period.  I had NO idea what was happening or how to deal with it.  I was so afraid to talk to anyone about it or even go to the nurse to find out how to handle it.  For my first period I used toilet paper the whole time, this was not very hygienic to say the least.

The week at camp was not an experience I remember fondly.  The whole time I was so scared!  I was afraid everyone would make fun of me if they found out.  The whole time I was there all that ran through my mind was what is happening to me?  Does it show?  Did I use enough toilet paper?  Was I bleeding through my clothes?

As a 12 year old girl in 6th grade I didn’t know how to handle it at school either.  My mom wrote a note to my teacher asking if I could go to the restroom by myself so I didn’t have to take care of it in front of other girls.  Not only was this embarrassing enough, but the 6th grade teacher was a man!  In 6th grade all toilet stalls did not have a door, so there was no privacy.  I was terrified, not wanting anyone to know what was happening to me.

 

I know there are girls out there that are going through the same things I did.  I know there are others who probably have it worse because they are in situations where they can’t get a hold of or afford the needed supplies.  I know when I was 12 I had no clue these things even existed!

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Yarn for Menstrual Health Campaign

So let’s talk about Yarn for Menstrual Health campaign.  A woman named Haseeta together with Morines Shop and the African Girl Foundation started this campaign.  It was created to bring  awareness about the unhygienic circumstances most school girls across Kenya endure during their menses. She along with the ladies in her group had pledged to make 1,000 hats to be distributed by the African Girl Foundation where they will also distribute menstrual packs to various schools in 2021.

Their aim is to normalize conversations on menstrual health. Similarly, they are raising funds to equip everyone in need with reusable sanitary kits.  These sanitary kits cost $10 and consists of 4 reusable pads and washing soap to last an entire year.  How awesome is this?!

Not only is menstrual hygiene an issue in Kenya, but this is an issue young girls in the US face as well.  Some schools are starting to talk to girls about menstrual hygiene and how to prepare them on how to handle it.  But this is still a subject no one likes to hear about.

Poverty, no matter where it is at, plays a huge roll in menstrual hygiene.  Most young girls and women can’t afford to purchase the sanitary products they need because of the expense.  Some women are having to decide whether to buy sanitary products or food.  How awful would it be if you or your child had to choose one of these options?

To help bring awareness to young girls and women, there are many great organizations out there that are trying to raise awareness about menstrual health and hygiene.  The Yarn for Menstrual Health is one of these great organizations.  You can find out more about this campaign at the link below.

https://www.lovecrafts.com/en-gb/c/article/yarn-for-menstrual-health-campaign

https://www.morinesshop.com/yarn-for-menstrual-health-a-plea-to-do-more/

Here in the US, you can find more information about menstrual hygiene at everydayhealth.com and sanitary ways to handle periods for young girls and women.

If you would like to take part or learn more about Yarn for Menstrual Health visit this link.

Help me Raise Money for Menstrual Health

You can purchase a PDF copy of the Wattle Stitch Beanie and $3 of part of the proceeds, will go to the African Girl Foundation to help in raising menstrual hygiene awareness.  You can find a copy of the Wattle Stitch Beanie in my Ravelry Store by clicking on the image of the beanie below.  Please help me support Menstrual Awareness!

Wattle Stitch Beanie

 

Also here are some things you can do to support this campaign and crochet a red hat in support of Menstrual Health.

Use #YarnForMenstrualHealth

  • Crochet or Knit a maroon or red hat
  • Take a photo of yourself wearing the hat and share it on social media
  • Share your menstrual health journey or what you would like to improve regarding menstrual health using #YarnForMenstrualHealth in your caption
  • Provide a link to this post so others can read about the campaign

Do you have a story to tell?  Would you like to share it?  You can email me at jo@joscraftyhook.com or add it in the Comments section of this post.

 

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