Patchwork Mystery CAL Schedule

Patchwork Mystery CAL Schedule

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At the first of the year I was asked to join a Facebook Group, called the Patchwork Mystery CAL.  The Patchwork Mystery CAL started April 15, 2019 and lasts until July 7, 2019.  Below you will find the Patchwork Mystery CAL Schedule which will be 12 weeks long.  Also at the end of the schedule I talk about crochet giving you hope!


The Facebook Group consists of me and 11 other fiber artist designing a 12″ x 12″ Square for their mystery CAL.  All of the designs were to be and are to held a secret until each artist’s Square is revealed.  Also when we were creating our square there had to be a meaning behind the design.  Therefore each of us 12 fiber artists have a story to tell when our Square is published.

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The purpose of the group’s 12 squares is to create an amazing work of art by joining the 12 squares and creating an Afghan.  The creation of the Afghan has you joining 3 Squares across by 4 Squares long.  You can arrange your 12 squares any way you prefer or join them in the order of the CAL.

Even though it is week 2 of the CAL, you will have plenty of time to join us and crochet a Square.  Today is the release of Square #2.  I will be adding to this post weekly, as the next fiber artist’s square is revealed.  So if you have want to join our CAL you can do so here.  Check out the Announcement section of the group for ALL the information you need to start crocheting your Squares!  Also, be sure to subscribe to my email list and you will receive the next Patchwork Mystery Square when it is released!

1 – Find out the design of the new Square each week!

2 – Also, find out every week the story behind the design of each artist’s Square!

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April 15, 2019 WEEK 1 by Crochet Instinct
 
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·         April 22, 2019: WEEK 2 by Crochet Anything
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Patchwork Mystery CAL Schedule
Cornered Cable Square

Cornered Cable Square 

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        April 29, 2019: WEEK 3 by Made With Love & Yarn
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Patchwork Mystery CAL
Twisted Times Square

Twisted Times Square

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·         May 6, 2019: WEEK 4 by Sunset Knots
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Patchwork Mystery CAL
Lana Blossom Square – Marianne’s Version

Lana Blossom Square

·         May 13, 2019: WEEK 5 by Shelby Shea’s Stitches
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Patchwork Mystery CAL Schedule
Pasha Square

Pasha Square

Shelby Shea supplied a Video Tutorial for her Pasha Square and you can find it here!

·         May 20, 2019: WEEK 6 by Tangerine Door Creations
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Patchwork Mystery CAL Schedule
Garden Gate Square

You can find the story behind Desiree’s story about her Garden Gate Square here!

·         May 27, 2019: WEEK 7 by Journey Chanel Designs
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·         June 3, 2019: WEEK 8 by Crochetaladia
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·         June 10, 2019: WEEK 9 is a collaborated effort by Sunset Knots & Tangerine Door Creations
* Show your support by following Marianne Hamil of Sunset Knots and Desiree Krahn of Tangerine Door Creations above.

·         June 17, 2019: WEEK 10 by Rich Textures Crochet
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·         June 24, 2019: WEEK 11 by Stardust Gold Crochet
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·         July 1, 2019: WEEK 12 (LAST WEEK) by Jo’s Crafty Hook
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As I like to remind everyone who is like me, this CAL would be the perfect crochet project for you to do!  If you suffer from Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Depression, or any other debilitating disease like Scoliosis this CAL can help you cope by giving you hope!

Just think, you have 12 weeks to crochet 12 squares.  At the end of that time you will have 12 awesome designs to join together and create an Afghan!  How awesome is that!  Crochet is my Lifeline!  Crochet gives me hope because it helps me cope.  At the end of the day, week, month, I have created something amazing that gave me purpose!  So be sure to join me these next 12 weeks where I will be coping with my Scoliosis, Chronic Pain, Anxiety and Depression.

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Ribbon Ear Warmers Free Crochet Pattern

Ribbon Ear Warmers Free Crochet Pattern
Rib-bon EarWarmers Twisted

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Well I kind of did things backwards last month with sharing my Twisted Cindy Messy Bun Hat crochet pattern with you.  I should have introduced the first crochet pattern in the Twisted Line I designed.  So without further ado the first crochet pattern in the Twisted Line, the Ribbon Ear Warmers Free Crochet Pattern.  It is called Ribbon because the ear warmers design used a version of the Rib Stitch.

There, now that that is out of the way, in today’s post I will be sharing with you another Free Crochet Pattern that I have designed, the Rib-bon Ear Warmers.  You will find picture tutorials to go along with this pattern.  I even designed the flower that is attached to my version of my pattern.  I hope you enjoy it!

If you are looking for something to calm your Anxiety, lessen your Depression, or help you Cope with your chronic pain from Scoliosis or another disease, this pattern would be Perfect for you!   The pattern is not very long and it uses some basic stitches that won’t cause more pain.

But before we get started I wanted to remind you about our Facebook Group Crochet-A-Long with Us!  We just finished up a CAL by Emily Lagler and her Alphabet Crochet Letters.  You can still find the CAL in the Units Section of our Facebook Group, just in case you wanted to join and take part in the past and future Crochet-A-Longs!  You can find our FB Group here!

The next CAL in our FB Group will be starting soon, March 9th to be exact!  Kat Rombold of Kat’s Krafty Korner will be doing Silly Monster Birthday CAL.  If you are interested in participating, she will be sharing this crochet pattern for FREE when you join our FB Group Crochet-A-Long with Us!

Rib-bon Ear Warmers Free Crochet Pattern
Silly Monster Birthday CAL

Please join us as we Crochet-A-Long with You!  Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see who our next crochet designer’s CAL will be!

Now, let’s get started!

Rib-bon Ear Warmers Free Crochet Pattern
Rib-Bon Ear Warmers

Materials:
US Hook I/5.50 mm
US Hook H/5 mm
2-3 ounces of #5 Bulky Yarn
.5 ounces of #4 Worsted Weight Yarn
1 inch Button
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Size:
5” Height
21.5”-22.5” Length

Gauge:
US Hook I/5.50 mm
4 HDC x 2 Rows = 1 inch

Abbreviations:
CH = Chain
SS = Slip Stitch
SC = Single Crochet
SC2TOG = Single Crochet 2 Together
FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet
WS = Waffle Stitch

Notes:
Ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch
Ch 2 does NOT count as a stitch
SC2TOG instructions on YouTube here.
FPDC & BPDC instructions on YouTube 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 around the Back of the DC in the Previous Row.
SC2TOG – Crochet 2 single crochets together.
Waffle Stitch – Alternating FPDC and BPDC

Ear Warmers
R1:  ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook  (3 sc) Turn
R2:  ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc, 2 sc in last st. (5 sc) Turn
R3:  ch 1, sc across.  (5 sc) Turn
R4:  ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in last st.  (7 sc) Turn
R5:  ch 1, sc across.  (7 sc) Turn
R6:  ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 5 st, 2 hdc in last st.  (9 sc) Turn
R7:  ch 1, sc across.  (9 sc)   Turn
R8:  ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 7 st, 2 hdc in last st.  (11 sc) Turn
R9:  ch 1, sc across.  (11 sc)  Turn
R10:  ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 9 st, 2 hdc in last st.  (13 sc) Turn
R11:  ch 1, sc across.  (13 sc) Turn
R12:  ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 11 st, 2 hdc in last st.  (15 sc) Turn
R13:  ch 1, sc across.  (15 sc) Turn
R14:  ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 13 st, 2 hdc in last st.  (17 sc) Turn
R15:  ch 1, sc across.  (17 sc) Turn
R16:  ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 15 st, 2 hdc in last st.  (19 sc) Turn
R17:  ch 1, sc across.  (19 sc) Turn

Should Measure 5 inches before R18.

Rib-bon Ear Warmers Free Crochet Pattern
5″

R18:  ch 1, hdc in each st across.  Turn (19 hdc)
R19:  ch 1, dc in each st across.  Turn (19 dc)
R20:  ch 2, dc in first 2 st, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st (Waffle Stitch made)*  Repeat from * to * across to last 2 st, dc in last 2 dc. Turn (19 st)
R21:  ch 2, dc in first 2 st, *alernate WS from previous Row.*  Repeat from * to * across to last 2 st, dc in last 2 dc. Turn  (19)
Repeat Waffle Stitch in R20-21 or until the Waffle Stitch measures 11.5 inches.  End with R21.

Ribbed Stitches should measure 11.5 inches from R18.

11.5″

Decrease Rows
R1:  ch 1, dc in each st across.  Turn (19 dc)
R2:  ch 1, hdc in each st across.  Turn (19 hdc)
R3:  ch 1, sc in each st across.  Turn (19 sc)
R4:  ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 15 st, sc2tog.  Turn (15 sc + 2 sc2tog)
R5:  ch 1, sc in each st across.  Turn (17 sc)

Making of Button Holes
R6:  ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 13 st, sc2tog.  Turn (13 sc + 2 sc2tog)
R7:  ch 1, sc in each st across.  Turn (15 sc)
R8:  ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 11 st, sc2tog.  Turn (11 sc + 2 sc2tog)R9:  ch 1, sc in each st across.  Turn (13 sc)
R10:  ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 9 st, sc2tog.  Turn (9 sc + 2 sc2tog)
R11:  ch 1, sc in each st across.  Turn (11 sc)
R12:  ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 2 st, ch 3, sk 3 st, sc in next 2, sc2tog.  Turn (4 sc + 2 sc2tog + ch 3)
R13:  ch 1, sc in next 3 st, place 3 sc across ch 3, and sc in last 3 st.  Turn (9 sc)
R14:  ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next sc, ch 3, sk 3 st, sc in next sc, sc2tog.  Turn (2 sc + 2 sc2tog + ch 3)
R15:  ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, place 3 sc across ch 3, sc in last 2 sc.  Turn (7 sc)
R16:  ch 1, sc2tog, ch 3, sk 3 st, sc2tog.  Turn (2 sc2tog + ch 3)
R17:  ch 1, sc in 1st sc, sc across ch 3, sc in last sc.  Turn (5 sc)
R18:  ch 1, sc across.  (5 sc) Do NOT turn

Should measure 5 inches from R43-R50 when finished.

Rib-bon Ear Warmers Free Crochet Pattern
Decrease Rows 5″

Border

Ch 1, sc in each end row and stitch evenly around the ear warmers.
Ss in 1st sc made.
Fasten off and weave in ends with Tapestry Needle.

Sew a button onto R2-R3 at beginning of Ear Warmers, being sure to line up with Button Holes made at R6-R18 of Decrease Rows

Below you will find a crochet pattern for a Flower.  You can attach it to the Ear Warmers or leave it off, it is up to you.

Rib-bon Ear Warmers Free Crochet Pattern
Border

Rib-bon Ear Warmers Flower

Rib-bon Ear Warmers Free Crochet Pattern
Rib-bon EarWarmers Flower

Materials:
US Hook H/5.00 mm
1 ounces of #4 Worsted Weight Yarn
1 inch Button
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

1st Layer of Flower

R1: Make a Slip Knot, leaving a long tail for attaching to Ear Warmers.  Ch 1, 10 sc in the ch 1 loop, ss in 1st sc to join. 10 sc

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
10 sc in ch 2 space

R2: ch1, sc in the same stitch, *ch 3, skip the next stitch, sc in the next st*  Repeat from * to * until you have 5 Ch 3 spaces, ss into 1st sc. You will work in the ch 3 loops in R3.

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
5 ch 3 spaces

R3: *sc in ch 3, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc in the ch 3 space*  Repeat from * to * until you have 5 petals. Ss in sc to join.

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
5 White Petals

2nd layer of flower
R4:  Ch 5, *sc in 1st sc on next petal, ch 5* Repeat from * to * until you have 5 chain 5 spaces.  Ss in 1st ch 5 space.

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
5 ch 5 spaces

R5: *ch 1, *sc, 2 hdc,  5 dc, 2 hdc, sc in the chain 5.*  Repeat from * to * until you have 5 petals. Ss in 1st sc.

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
2nd Layer Petals

3rd layer of flower

R6:  ch 1 *ss in 1st sc of petal, ch 6* Repeat from * to * until you have 5 ch 6 spaces.   Ss in 1st ch 6 to join.

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
5 ch 6 spaces

R7:  ch 1 *sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 7 tc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, sc in the chain 6 space.*  (1st petal made) Repeat from * to * until you have 5 petals. Ss in 1st sc to join.  Leave a long tail for attaching to Ear Warmers.

Waffle Ear Warmers Crochet Pattern
3rd Layer Petals

Leave a long tail for attaching to Waffle Ear Warmers.  Fasten Off.
Attach Flower to Waffle Ear Warmers

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Thank you for scrolling down here to see who our Facebook Group Crochet-A-Long with Us’s next CAL will be and who will be doing it!  Natalia Johnson of nataliscrochet will be hosting her CAL 4/4 -4/6/2019.  You can check her out ahead of time by finding her here on Facebook and her crochet patterns here at the Ravelry Store.

Ribbon Ear Warmers Free Crochet Pattern
Natalia Johnson

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Twisted Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern

Twisted Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern
Twisted Messy Bun Hat-Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs

Today I will be sharing with you my Twisted Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern.  I am SO excited about bringing you one of the designs in my Twisted Head Gear Line!  That’s right, ONE of the head gear of my Twisted line.

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For the rest of 2019 I will be offering you a FREE crochet pattern from my Twisted Head Gear Line.  this line of Head Gear will be Unisex patterns.  I know what you are thinking “A messy bun hat for Men?!?”  Yes, a messy bun hat for Men with long hair can wear this.  I have designed 5 so far and the next 6 are in production (my head lol)!

So right now you can take advantage of this FREE version of the Twisted Messy Bun Hat in size Tween or Small Adult.  You can find the rest of my designs the for this hat at the Ravelry Store here.  The sizes range from Newborn to Large Adult.

I have made a Video Tutorial that goes along with this pattern.  You can find my Video Tutorial for the Tween or Adult Small Messy Bun Hat at my YouTube Channel.  Not all the Rows/Rounds are completed yet, but R1-R4 are available below.

This hat would also be good for chronic pain sufferers or those with Scoliosis to do.  It is not a very long pattern and it would give those who deal with chronic pain from Scoliosis, like me, a feeling of accomplishment.  Crocheting is a Great tool to use if you suffer from Anxiety, Depression, OCD, and Chronic Pain.  It really helps me keep my mind off of pain and it leaves me with a sense that I still can be productive.

With that being said, let’s get started!  Scroll down and you will find the pattern.

Twisted Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern
Twisted Messy Bun Hat-Small Adult

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Materials:

US Hook H/5.0 mm
US Hook G/4.5 mm
2.5 – 3.5 ounces of #4 Worsted Weight Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Gauge:

US Hook H/5 mm
US Hook G/4.25 mm
US Hook H/5 mm 15 FPDC = 4 inch

Abbreviations: Notes:
CH = Chain Ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch
SS = Slip Stitch Ch 3 does count as a DC (Double Crochet)
SC = Single Crochet FPDC instructions on YouTube here.
FDC = Foundation Double Crochet FDC instructions on YouTube here.
FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet FPDC instructions on YouTube here.
FPTRC = Front Post Triple Crochet FPTRC instructions on YouTube here.
SC2TOG = Single Crochet 2 Together.  SC2TOG instructions on YouTube here
FPDC & DC DEC = Front Post Double Crochet and Double Crochet Decrease.

Special Stitches:

Front Post Double Crochet – Double Crochet going around the Front Post of the DC in the Previous Row.
Front Post Triple Crochet Front Post Triple or Treble Crochet–Yarn over (YO) hook two times.  Insert hook behind post of stitch (st). YO hook, pull up a loop, four loops on hook.  YO hook, pull through 2 loops, 3 loops on hook. YO hook, pull through 2 loops, 2 loops on hook.  YO hook, pull through last two loops.
Single Crochet 2 Together – sc2tog also stands for Single Crochet Decrease. – insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Front Post Double Crochet and Double Crochet Decrease – yarn over, fpdc around the next fpdc, yarn over and pull through leaving 2 loops on hook, yarn over, insert hook into the next dc, yarn over and pull through leaving 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.

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Special Notes:

  1. Stitch multiple after the band is 12, 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, 2-5 yrs, 5-10 yrs, Teen/Sm Adult, Lg Adult)
  3. Hat Band Lengths: 12” (14, 16, 16, 19, 19, 21)

Small Adult Messy Bun Hat

Band:

Using H Hook

R1:  Fdc 72 join.

R2: Ch 3, fpdc in the next st *dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st*  Repeat from * to * around. ss to join. 72 st

R3-R5: Repeat the last round (dc in dc and fpdc in fpdc).  Ss to join. 72 st

Below is Part 2 Video Tutorial of the Twisted Cindy Messy Bun Hat.  It contains R5-R8.

R6:  Ch 3, dc in next st, *fpdc in next 2 st, skip 2 st, fptrc in the next 2 st, fptrc in each of the previous 2 skipped stitches, fpdc in next 2 st, dc in next 4 st.*  Repeat from * to * around. Dc in last 2 st. ss to join. 72 st

R7-R8:  Ch 3, dc in next st, *fpdc in next 3 st, dc in next 2 st, fpdc in next 3 st, dc in next 4 st.*  Repeat from * to * around. Dc in last 2 st. ss to join 72 st

Below is the Part 3 of the Twisted Cindy Messy Bun Hat.  It is the final Video Tutorial needed to Finish the Messy Bun Hat.

R9:  Ch 3, dc in next st, *fpdc in next 2 st, skip 2 st, fptrc in the next 2 st, fptrc in each of the previous 2 skipped stitches, fpdc in next 2 st, dc in next 4 st.*  Repeat from * to * around. Dc in last 2 st. ss to join. 72 st

R10-R11:  Ch 3, dc in next st, *fpdc in next 3 st, dc in next 2 st, fpdc in next 3 st, dc in next 4 st.*  Repeat from * to * around. Dc in last 2 st. ss to join 72 st

R12:  Ch 3, dc in next st, *fpdc in next 2 st, skip 2 st, fptrc in the next 2 st, fptrc in each of the previous 2 skipped stitches, fpdc in next 2 st, dc in next 4 st.*  Repeat from * to * around. Dc in last 2 st. ss to join. 72 st

Switch to G Hook

R13-R15:  Ch 3, fpdc in the next st *dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st*  Repeat from * to * around. ss to join. 72 st

Decrease Row

R16: Ch 3, fpdc in fpdc and dc in dc 2 times, fpdc and dc dec, *fpdc in fpdc and dc in dc in the next 10 st, fpdc and dc dec*  Repeat from * to * around. Ss to join.

Top of the Hat:

R1-R2:  ch 1, sc in same sp and in the next 3 st, sc2tog, *sc in the next 4 st., sc2tog,*  Repeat from * to * around. Ss to join

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Twisted Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern

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  • Thank you for checking out the Twisted Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern!  Check out my other GREAT patterns at my Etsy Shop JosCraftyHook or at my website joscraftyhook.com!  While you are at my website be sure to subscribe to my Mailing List and Newsletter. This way you will be notified when I release another pattern or blog post!
  • If you have any questions or concerns about this pattern or any other pattern please find me at Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs on Facebook or email me at jo@joscraftyhook.com
  • You are free to sell or gift the hat, please do NOT claim this design as your own.   Please forward anyone who would like to do the Twisted Messy Bun Hat crochet pattern or any of my patterns to my Etsy shop, the Ravelry Store, or to my website.  The web addresses for any place to connect with me are listed below.
  • Every purchase of my patterns helps!  It allows me to buy more yarn so I can create and design more Handmade Crocheted Creations for you to enjoy.
  • I would LOVE to see your version of my Twisted Messy Bun Hat!  You can “Hook It” at my Ravelry Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs here OR add a pic on my Facebook Page Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs OR at anyone of the places below that allows you to connect with me!  Pictures, Comments, Feedback, etc. are ALWAYS welcome at my website www.joscraftyhook.com!

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5 Steps Chronic Pain Sufferers Should Follow as They Crochet

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This post contains 5 Steps Chronic Pain Suffers Should Follow as They Crochet.  This post is intended for crocheters who suffer from chronic pain or have Scoliosis.  These 5 steps will help you crochet longer and you will definitely be more comfortable as you crochet.

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Pursuit with Purpose

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In this blog post I will be answering 4 questions that talk about Pursuit With Purpose. I was listening to a podcast and what the speaker was saying really made me think about why I started my business and what I was trying to achieve through my website Jo’s Crafty Hook. The purpose of my website is to give other Scoliosis Survivors hope as they cope by doing Crochet. In pursuit of my purpose I want to share what Scoliosis is and the effects it has on Survivors. Also in pursuit of my purpose I want to share ways for us to cope through Crochet.
The podcast I was listening to was by Melyssa Griffin. It was the very first podcast in her “Pursuit with Purpose” series on iTunes.   

I met Melyssa when I enrolled in her course called Pinfinite Growth where she teaches how to get more out of Pinterest when growing your business.  Melyssa teaches entrepreneurs and bloggers how to grow their audience and skyrocket their income.   Melyssa is celebrating the 1 year anniversary of her “Pursuit With Purpose” podcast series.  By celebrating the anniversary she asks us to listen to the very first podcast called “My Story and How I’m Infusing My Life and Business With More Purpose.”  In the podcast Melyssa has us asking ourselves 4 questions.  These questions are to help us focus on our goals.  She wants us to really think about what that purpose might be for us and how to bring it into our life and business.   You can swing by iTunes and listen to this for yourselves or listen to it right now to see why I am sharing this post or to help you focus on your purpose.  You can also find out more about Melyssa at and her podcast series here.

Now we come to the purpose of this post, to answer her 4 questions and to give you a little bit more insight into why I share my story with Scoliosis and my love of Crochet.

The first question Melyssa asks is:  “What fired you up in life, what was super fun for you?”  The things that fired me up in life was my family and experiencing the things we did together is what made it super fun for me.  When I was growing up it was just me, my sister, and our mom.  My parents divorced when I was 3 years old, so I didn’t have a “normal” family upbringing.  Because of this I always told myself I would have a “normal” family setting when I had children.  That is exactly what I did.  I married at 19 and had 2 children by age of 22.  The super fun part was keeping my children busy doing things they enjoyed and living their experiences through their eyes.  My husband and children were what fired me up and still are!  My kids are now 26 and 23 and even though they are grown they are still my main focus in life along with my hubby.

The second question was “How would someone in your life describe you now?”  They would say I have slowed down and I don’t get out much.  That I spend all my time crocheting, which in my eyes is NOT a bad thing.  lol  They would say I do for my children and husband when needed and asked.   They would also say I am in pain all the time and try to take care of things when I can.  The people in my life have seen what my disease, Scoliosis has done to my life.  They experienced all the pain and suffering right along with me.  They have even experienced the achievements I have made during my struggles with Scoliosis.

The third questions was “Why do you feel like you were born?”  I have asked myself this questions so times throughout my life.  About 18 years ago I finally figured out why I was born, it was to share my experiences with Scoliosis.  It was to let others know that even though we get knocked down in life, we do get back up.  When I ask myself this question now it is the same thing but there is another reason I feel I was born and that was to share my LOVE of Crochet.  People still ask me “What does Scoliosis and Crochet have to do with each other?”  Now I can tell them exactly what they have to do with each other in my life.  Scoliosis and Crochet can offer hope and a way to cope.  I want to give Scoliosis or Chronic Pain sufferers hope.  I want to tell them how Crocheting for me is such a HUGE part of my life, not in just creating things with my hands but in having a coping mechanism to help me get through some of my worst days.  I want to share my trials and triumphs.  I want to give them a way they can use Crochet to cope!

The last question has me really thinking about where I am at with my purpose.   Melyssa has us asking ourselves “In your current life are you not living in alignment with your purpose?”  ” Where are you living?” ” What needs to shift?”  “How can you bring more of that into your life today?”  These questions really got me thinking about what I am trying to accomplish with this blog and sharing my love of Crochet.  I have to say these questions really get you thinking.  I am just starting out as a blogger.  I have barely begun reaching for my purpose.  I know that in order to get where I need to be I have to spend more time learning and that I have a long way to go to bring more into my life today.  I need to learn more about blogging for one.  lol  I need to do more research every day on Scoliosis so I can supply my audience with the right information about it.  I need to learn how to draw in more people so they can learn about me, my projects, and my life with Scoliosis.  Lastly,  I need to learn how to keep myself happy so when I share a story people become informed and that they want to come back for more.  I have along way to go but in sharing this story with you today is a step in the right direction!

I hope you take the time and listen to Melyssa’s podcast because later in the podcast she gives us some pointers on how we can reach our purpose and implement them in our life or business.   The information she shares can help you to become who you want to be.  We all want to become a better person, we still have goals in our lives no matter where we are at in life.  Please take the time and stop by Melyssa’s website or subscribe to her “Pursuit with Purpose” podcast series.  Her podcasts have already helped me to focus on my purpose!  She can also be reached on Instagram at @melyssa_griffin.

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Scoliosis and Crochet

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Some of you who have visited my website might be asking “What does Scoliosis and Crochet have to do with each other?”  “Why are you selling Handmade Crocheted Creations and writing about Scoliosis?”  Well if you are asking these questions or ones similar this is why, I am a 45 year old woman, married with 2 adult children, I have been Crocheting for over 25 years, and I have Scoliosis.

If you have read my previous posts, then you know my life with this disease, yes Scoliosis is a disease, has not been a pleasant one.  I have undergone 5 surgeries on my back and I suffer from chronic pain.  I just seen a Spine Specialist who says I have Severe Scoliosis and I need to see another specialist who deals in such deformities.  I can’t say I’m surprised by his diagnoses.  I was 13 years old when they found my Scoliosis.  I know I have a deformity because it causes me grief daily and I have to look for ways to distract myself from the chronic pain.  That’s where Crochet comes in.

Crocheting for me is my life line.  It has been something I have enjoyed doing for over 20 years.  I was taught by my Gran and my Mom when my kids were in school and I needed something to do to fill the time.  Crocheting did not start out as my lifeline, it was just something I enjoyed doing while I had free time.  In 2000 I went through a really rough time.  I had my second back surgery and I was struggling every day with pain.  I felt like I was fighting for my life.  I had 2 young children to take care of, I had a husband that needed me, I had other family that I used to see once a week, and I had a job in the church.  I desperately wanted to get back to all of them.

During the last months of 2000 I was bedridden.  I couldn’t walk let alone move without serious pain in my back and shotting down my legs.  I didn’t know it at the time, but the surgery and the instruments installed during the surgery were causing damage to my spine and nerves.  So I had to find something to do to get my mind off of all of these issues!  This is where Crocheting started to become my lifeline.  It was where I learned to endure my struggles; where I learned to cope with the pain; where I learned that I could survive the challenges I was facing in my life.

Now, 18 years after that horrible surgery and the consequences of it I have turned what I love to do into a business.  The business is a way for me to use my suffering.  I have found a way to turn it into an opportunity, to share all of the lovely things I have made into something that could benefit me.  I did this by opening an online shop at Etsy called Jo’s Crafty Hook.  Over the last 3 years I have Crocheted enough items to stock the shelves of my shop.  I have turned pain into pleasure for others.  My customers get the finished product of my coping with my disease, something beautiful or beneficial.

I have used my lifeline many times over the years.  I underwent 3 more surgeries and thousands of procedures on my back.  I am still battling my disease today.  I am facing the possibility of not being able to walk; of having to undergo yet another surgery; of not being able to interact with my kids and husband.

But I use my lifeline everyday. I carve out time to crochet every day.  I have learned that I can be productive, that I can make others happy, that I can share my experiences by letting others know there is a way to survive Scoliosis.  I want others to know there are ways for them to endure and cope no matter what struggles they face.

So I hope I have answered your question on what Crocheting and Scoliosis have to do with each other.  Crocheting not only helps you make beautiful creations, but it helps you overcome and cope with the struggles you face every day no matter what they are.  Crocheting for me is not only something I enjoy doing but it is a way for me to use my struggles to make others happy when they purchase my products.

Feel free to check out some of the Handmade Crocheted Creations I have made and listed at my Etsy Shop by clicking on the page from my website.  You can also check out my shop here.  You can also find out more about Scoliosis and my survival with it by clicking on the Scoliosis Awareness Page at the top of my website.  As I tell my customers “be sure to pop back every once in a while to see what my Crafty Hook has created next!”

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More About Scoliosis

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In last weeks post I gave you some basic information on Scoliosis.  Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person’s spine has a sideways curve. Scoliosis is something I feel strongly about because I have Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis.  This means I have a ‘C’ curvature in the lumbar region (lower area) of my spine and it is causing my spine to deteriorate.  The deterioration is causing my discs to wear out and is causing the bones of my spine to rub together.  All of these things cause pain.  I have been suffering with Chronic Pain for over 25 years.

I also said last week that I would add to ‘My Story’, the telling of my tale with Scoliosis.  If you didn’t get a chance to read it that’s alright, you can go to my post here and read it when you have time.

My Story Continues …….

Not long after the birth of my son I was in a car accident in the winter and hit a patch of ice on a bridge; slammed into a concrete divider;  was hit in the rear end of my car by a dump truck;  was then thrown across 2 lanes of traffic and came to rest with my front end stopped by the rail of the bridge facing oncoming traffic. While driving I was not wearing my seat belt, so I was thrown around the car pretty good.  My head hit the windshield; I was thrown to the right and broke the gear shift beside my seat; and hit the driver’s side door before the car came to rest.  I was taken to the hospital by ambulance and released a couple of hours later.  I had a cut over my left eye; I was banged up and bruised; and I hurt all over, but other than that I was fine or so I thought.

Not long after my car accident I was seeing doctors because I was in so much pain; going to physical therapy; getting shots for pain; and doing everything I could to get back to my normal self, but it wasn’t working.  I finally ended up going to an Orthopedic Surgeon who specialized in Scoliosis.  After months of pain with no relief the surgeon suggested surgery.  He told me he could operate and give me a 90% chance of never having pain again or face problems from my Scoliosis.  After many sleepless nights and debates with my husband and family members I decided to have the surgery.  I mean who wouldn’t jump at the 90% chance of no more pain and problems from their Scoliosis??

I had the surgery in October of 1992, I was 19 years old.  I had a Spinal Fusion and a partial correction of my Scoliosis.  During the Spinal Fusion they scraped bone off of my rear left hip, ground it up and attached it to the weak spot my spine where the worst part of the curve was.  During this procedure they straightened out part of the deformity of my spine.  Once the surgery was done I spent 5 days in the hospital for recovery aqnd complications.  I even spent my 20th birthday there.  Finally they sent me home in a back brace with an attachment that went around my left leg because my left hip was weakened from the scraping off of bone.

Needless to say the upcoming weeks and months were difficult and pain filled.  I had never experienced this type of pain before.  I was weak.  I was a young mother and a new wife.  I had to rely on my husband to bathe me and take care of me.  My cousin and in-laws were helping us take care of our son.  There were so many challenges ahead of me that I didn’t even think about or plan through.  After many months and struggles, I did get through the challenges.  We got through the challenges.  It wasn’t just me that was affected by having surgery, it was everyone I was close to that went through the battles and struggles of my Scoliosis with me.

By January of 1994 my braces were off.  I was getting my life back on track.  I had went back to work, I was able to take care of my son, I was learning more and more about being a wife and raising a family.  I found out at the end of 1993 I was pregnant again.  Things were looking good!  I was feeling great!  But things didn’t stay that way.  In the late winter I was getting out of our car in our driveway and I slipped and fell on the ice.  Weeks later I found out that I broke the Spinal Fusion, the bone that was attached to my spine during surgery had broken loose from my spine.  The worst part?  How could breaking bone not be the worst part you ask?  The worst part was there was nothing they could do, I was pregnant.

Being pregnant meant that I couldn’t have surgery to fix the broken bone.  Being pregnant meant many more days and weeks of pain because if anyone knows during pregnancy a women’s hips and sacroiliac joints constantly shift as our body undergo changes.  The shifting of the hips and joints can cause pain during a normal pregnancy and I was anything but normal.  I faced months of pain, bed rest, not being able to interact with my husband and son, and many other problems.  At the end of my pregnancy I even faced problems with the birth of my daughter.

Well I think this is a good place to stop, writing about my Scoliosis is a struggle even now, 23 years after the birth of my daughter.  I thought my writing about my life would go another way, but as all of us know it doesn’t always come out the way we planned.

So!  Stay tuned!  I promise I will finish ‘My Story’!  Awe you say?  I will be writing more, I just want to keep you coming back again and again! lol

Seriously, I will be adding more to ‘My Story’ and I will be sharing more information about Scoliosis.  Please stay tuned!

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June is Scoliosis Awareness Month

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June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month.

As the month of June progresses I will be posting information about Scoliosis, what it is, who is affected, treatment options and more.  Most of all during the month of June I will be sharing my story and my life with Scoliosis.  Yes, I have Scoliosis and I am a Survivor!

Scoliosis affects 7 million people in the U.S. alone.  Of the 7 million people affected 85% of those are young girls and women.  85%!  It is unknown why young girls and women are affected more, but if young boys or men have it it is less severe for them.

“Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. While scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is unknown.”

Most cases of scoliosis are mild, but some children develop spine deformities that continue to get more severe as they grow. Severe scoliosis can be disabling. An especially severe spinal curve can reduce the amount of space within the chest, making it difficult for the lungs to function properly.

Children who have mild scoliosis are monitored closely, usually with X-rays, to see if the curve is getting worse. In many cases, no treatment is necessary. Some children will need to wear a brace to stop the curve from worsening. Others may need surgery to keep the scoliosis from worsening and to straighten severe cases of scoliosis.

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My Story

My name is Joey (Jo) Lea Baird and I have Scoliosis.  I was diagnosed with Congenital Lumbar Scoliosis when I was 13 years old.  Congenital means my Scoliosis is hereditary, that someone else in my family has it.  I was taken to see many doctors with a year of my diagnoses.  I went to a number of specialists and they all pretty much said the same thing, that with staying active, with special exercises, and staying healthy I would be fine.  During my high school years I was able to perform the regular activities in Gym class; I played on an all girls’ Softball teams; I was asked to join Track; basically I stayed active.  I seen a Chiropractor for 3 years and would get routine treatments and adjustments.

I never had any back aches or pain associated with my Scoliosis until I was 18.  When I was 18 I got pregnant and had a son, after that I started having back aches, leg cramps, and muscle spasms.  I never had any noticeable signs in my body until I gave birth and my Sacroiliac Joints shifted causing my spinal deformity to show.  My right hip shifted out, my left hip twisted in, and my left shoulder started curving forward.  The image below shows a pretty good adaptation of what I looked like after the birth of my son, except my Scoliosis curves to the right, not the left.

This should be enough information to get you thinking about Scoliosis and who is affected by it.  Be sure to stop back by for another addition to My Story and more on Scoliosis.

 

About Me

Welcome to my website my name is Jo Baird and I would like to share my LOVE of Crochet with you!  In January 2018 I opened an Etsy shop called Jo’s Crafty Hook where I make Handmade Crocheted Creations!  I have been crocheting for over 20 years and I turned what I LOVE to do into a business. I have Crocheted Afghans, Baby Items, Pet Items, Clothing and many other things.  The best part of Crocheting is that the patterns can be made over and over again using different colors and sizes!   As I tell my customers “I can Customize my creations to fit your style, size, and color!”

The other reason for my website is that I want to inform others about the disease I have, Scoliosis. and to share my story as a Scoliosis Survivor.  I want to spread Scoliosis Awareness,  I want to make others aware of first what Scoliosis is; how they can recognize Scoliosis; things they can do if they have Scoliosis like exercises and hobbies such as Crocheting, and lastly some of the latest treatment options that are available to them.

I want to give others hope by helping them cope!  I want to make them aware that even though they have this disease they can still be productive by doing things like Crochet.   I want to provide them with patterns they can do to get their minds off their pain and make beautiful things in the process, I want to let them know they can Crochet to Cope.

My website and business are just getting started, but I have a lot of things I want to share.  You can click on the Social Media links at the bottom of this page and start following me! Also be sure to stop back by and check out what my Crafty Hook has created next!

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