Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Hat

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One of Sweet Potato 3’s most popular patterns just got a new accessory! Introducing the Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Hat. 

Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Hat

The Sleep Tight Teddy Bear hat comes in sizes for newborn, 3-6 month, 6-12 month, 12-24 month and child. The design of the hat includes to braided v cable around the brim and the beautiful block like stitch on the top (video tutorials for each are linked in the pattern). And of course, the adorable sleeping teddy bear tops the hat to add that “melt your heart” touch.

Get the Pattern on Raverly or Etsy today!

Add the hat pattern to your entire Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Collection to make it complete!

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Then you can mix and match the pieces to make the perfect gift.

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You can grab the Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Set which included the blanket, lovey (small blanket) and the stuffed animal on Ravelry or Etsy.

 

Learn Tapestry Crochet – CAL with SP3

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Have you ever wondered about how some people crochet these amazing Tapestry Crochet pieces? It is a unique artwork using the craft we all love.

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Learn Tapestry Crochet in a CAL Environment!

Come join me, starting Tuesday, May 1, 2018 for a fun, event where you can learn how to Tapestry crochet. All you need is some scrap yarn, a crochet hook G (4 mm) and some time. The CAL will last about 2 weeks and I will work with you by hosting LIVE facebook sessions. You will be able to ask questions and have them answered during the event.

I will discuss tips and suggest strategies for planning your tapestry crochet project. You will be given 3 different patterns to work from that will allow you to practice your new skills. Then, you can turn these sample projects into fun sunglass cases!

The cost to join the event is completely FREE!

Just join my SP3 Crochet and Conversations group on facebook, HERE. Click on the event tab and join the Learn Tapestry Crochet event. If you join a little late, no worries, the LIVE videos will be available for replay. I hope to see you in the group!

Big & Comfy Blanket Collection – Crochet Pattern

I am beyond excited to announce that the Big & Comfy Blanket Collection is finally ready!

These blankets have been in the works for quite some time. Hiccup after hiccup kept them from being published, but trust me, they were worth the wait! Check out all 3 blanket designs that are included: The Tranquility Blanket, The Serenity Blanket and the Equanimity Blanket.

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What makes the Big & Comfy Collection unique?

Well, all 3 designs are made with a simple technique that makes them extra bulky, chunky and plush! You know those super warm and cozy cowls everyone was wearing this past winter? Well, now you get that same warmth but in an entire blanket! The blankets are all crocheted while working 2 strands of worsted weight yarn together. Not only is this a fun way to crochet, the blankets work up nearly twice as fast and it is a super easy way to double the eye catching texture in these blankets.

Grab your copy of all 3 patterns in the ebook collection for only $10, or if you get it by Sunday April 29, 2018 (mountain time) you can use code “BigComfy” and get it for 30% off!

Here is the link to the ebook on Ravelry: HERE

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Dream Catcher Delight – Free Crochet Pattern

My daughter has always had a difficult time getting to sleep at night. We have tried many different routines but when the lights go out, she thinks she will have a bad dream. I was so excited when she came home from school one day and told me one of her friends got a dream catcher and she was sure this would fix her bedtime worries.

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This sparked an idea and I knew I had to make one for her the next day. This was such a fun and easy project that literally took an afternoon. I am excited to share this tutorial with all of you today.

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Dream Catchers Delight Tutorial

For this pattern I used some beautiful cotton yarn by Paint Box, but any scrap yarn will do. Here is a list of materials needed:

Worsted Weight Scrap Yarn (sample was made from Paintbox Cotton):

Colors used in sample: Lipstick Pink (45 yards), Blush Pink (45 yards), Seafoam Blue (8 yards), Dolphin Blue (12 yards), Dusty Rose (8 yards)

Crochet Hook G (4.5 mm)

Embroider Hoop 6” or 15cm

Scissors & Yarn Needle

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Gauge: gauge checks will be given throughout the pattern.

Begin with color 1 (center of dream catcher)

Ch 4, join in 1st ch to form a loop

R1: Ch 1, 8sc in loop, join in fist sc

R2: Ch 2, in same st as join work dc4tog, ch 4, [in next st dc5tog, ch 4], repeat [] to end, fasten off and weave in ends (8 puffs made)

Gauge check: measures 2” across center

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Using color 2, join in any chain loop of R2

R3: Ch 1, 7sc in each ch loop around, join in 1st sc

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R4: Slst in next 3 sts (you should be in the 4th sc of the 7sc in the loop), ch 12, slst in same st as last slst, [slst in next 7 sts, ch 12, slst in same st as last slst], repeat [] around, slst in next 3 sts (you should be at the beginning slst), fasten off and weave in ends (8 ch spaces made)

Gauge check; measures 3” across not including the chain loops

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Using color 2 (same as last section), join in any chain loop from R4

R5: Ch 1, 10sc in chain loop, ch 2, [10sc in next ch loop, ch 2], repeat [] around, join in top of 1st sc

Gauge check: measures 5” across

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R6: Slst in next 3 sts, [ch 2, skip next 2 sts, slst in next st, ch 6, skip next 8 sts, slst in next st], repeat [] around, join in slst before first ch 2 sp, fasten off and weave in ends

Gauge check: measures just under 6” across (this must be just under 6”, if it is more than 6” then your hoop will be too small, the crochet piece needs to stretch slightly to look nice)

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Using color 1

Join into any ch 2 sp but also join around embroidery hoop, in the next round you will be crocheting around the embroidery hoop and in the ch sps from R6

R7: [4sc in ch 2 sp, 12sc in ch 6 sp], repeat [] around,

Note: this row is a bit awkward to crochet, I found it easiest to hold the hoop perpendicular to my body and kind of crochet sideways, but however you can do it, will work.

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Almost Done!

Optional: if you feel like the edge (top of sc around hoop) are not clean and even this row will help,  turn work and slst in top of each sc from R7, fasten off and weave in ends

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Add the Fringe

Cut 10 strands of yarn in 5 different colors. Each strand was approximately 28” long.

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Fold each strand in half and join at the fold, attach around the yarn wraps around the hoop.

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Once all fringe has been attached, comb straight and trim to a “v”.

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Make 2 Flowers

For the first flower I used Blue yarn and followed this beautiful pattern called the May Rose, link HERE. Take note that this pattern is in UK terms so remember the stitches in US terms are different, the difference is referenced in the pattern.

For the second flower I used pink yarn and followed the same May Rose pattern but only began with a beginning chain of 20. I then worked 3 large petals, 3 medium petals and 3 small petals. 

Dream Catcher Delight Tutorial

Make 3 Leaves

Ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hk. Sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, 4 dc in next ch, rotate and work along bottom of foundation ch, 4dc in first ch (same ch as last dc made in), dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next, fasten off.

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Make Swirled Tassel

Ch 40, sc in 5th ch from hook (the skipped ch 4 will create a loop, this loop  will be where you attach the tassel later in the pattern), 2sc in each ch to end, fasten off.

To add tassel at end cut 16 pieces of yarn about 10” long, pull yarn pieces through chain 4 loop at end of tassel and fold in half

Using a contrasting color of yarn, wrap around tassel just below fold. I wrapped around about 4 times and securely tie tight, trim ends of tassel even.

Optional: add a charm and/or beads to tassel

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Assembly

Attach blue flower on left side of dream catcher, where the fringe begins.

Sew pink flower just below blue flower.

Sew one leaf to the right of the pink flower, follow the same angle as the hoop,  

Sew another leaf about ¾” above the blue flower also following the same angle as the hoop.

Sew last leaf under the petals of the blue flower. Angle it straight up covering the base of the last leaf sewn on.

Attach tassel to the dreamcatcher on about 1” from the fringe edge on the right side.

Tip: If the fringe on the dream catcher is not straight it may help to steam it while it is hanging.

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I hope you enjoyed this crochet Dream Catcher tutorial. Make Subscribe by email {in upper right column on blog} so you don’t miss future tutorials or pattern releases. Then come join my SP3 Crochet & Conversations group on facebook, we will be started a CAL soon teaching you Tapestry Crochet, I hope to see you in there.

~Christine

 

The Perfect Spring Cowl made with Mandala Yarn

Introducing a beautiful, lightweight cowl that is perfect for the changing weather! The Corner Cable Drape Cowl is ideal for spring weather. It’s look is enhances by the beautiful color changes of Lion Brand Mandala yarn that perfectly accentuates the cables the outline the cowl.
Sweet Potato 3The cowl is made as one flat piece and then sewn together as you finish your project. Due to the colors naturally changing in the Mandala yarn you get two different colorful looks to your cowl just by rotating the front and back.

Corner Cowl

You can get your copy of the pattern today on Ravelry, HERE.

Pattern Details:

The Corner Cable Drape Cowl is made as One Size Fits Most.

Made with a light weight (#3) yarn, I highly recommend, Lion Brand Mandala yarn.

Crochet Hook H (5 mm)

Other helpful tools: yarn needle, scissors, measuring tape

More Crochet Fun

I hope you look forward to this fun spring project by Sweet Potato 3. If you like this please follow SP3 on Facebook, HERE. If you love all things crochet please come over and join my CROCHET & CONVERSATIONS facebook group, HERE. It is more interactive and a ton of fun, plus you get exclusive deals! Join now and get to know others who enjoy the crocheting too.

 

Free Love Bug Crochet Hat Pattern

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I wanted to take a minute and share my Free Love Bug Crochet Hat Pattern with all of you.

Love Bug Crochet Hat

This adorable hat comes in sizes from newborn, 3-6 month, 6-12 month, 12-24 month and child. The cute antennas add a cute whimsical look to the hat. Or, you can opt to omit the antennas for a still adorable hat (maybe even a loving bear hat).

Crochet Hat Pattern

Grab this fun crochet Love Bug Hat pattern for FREE from Sweet Potato 3: here.

If you love this pattern, make sure to join the Crochet & Conversation Group on facebook for more Crochet fun with like minded people, I hope to see you in there!

~Christine