Winter Tracks Scarf / Cowl – Crochet Pattern

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A favorite accessory in todays winter closets is a warm and cozy scarf or cowl. They come in all sorts of designs, colors, textures and styles. I have designed many but there is something about the Winter Tracks Scarf/Cowl that makes it my favorite this year.

Winter Tracks Scarf

The Winter Tracks Scarf

I fell in love with Lion Brand Scarfie yarn awhile ago and had this skein in my stash for awhile. I knew I wanted a warm scarf or cowl but I just wasn’t feeling a good design until I stumbled upon this gorgeous stitch one day. It is funny how things happen, I was trying out a stitch and didn’t like it so I switched it up all of a sudden I was drooling over the look and knew right then and there what I was going to make!

It is funny how crocheters seem to like the look of knit but cannot switch to the craft and stick with their hook and continue to crochet. Well, that sums up my attempts to knit, but yes, I love this stitch because it reminds me of a knit look.

I loved the stitch but couldn’t decide between a cowl or a scarf. So, I added buttons and made it so you can wear it either way.

Materials Needed for Winter Tracks Scarf

  • 312 yards Bulky (#5) Weight Yarn – be sure to see note:
  • Sample made with 1 Skein Lion Brand Scarfie yarn / color: Cranberry Black
  • Note about yarn: Scarfie yarn is a lighter bulky yarn, so please check your gauge, a true bulky yarn will be thicker, use more yardage and will have a chunkier look and size.
  • Crochet Hook K (6.50 mm)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Measuring Tape
  • 5 Buttons 1”

A pattern testers finished scarf

One of my pattern testers, Jillian, did an outstanding job on her Winter Tracks Scarf. It shows the perfect color changes in the scarfie yarn and the look of the tracks in the stitches so well.

Another gorgeous sample was made by Heather, she made her Winter Tracks in Lion Brand Scarfie yarn in the color, “Teal & White”. I love the bold color with the white contrast, it really reminds me of those cool winter days.


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Christmas Tree Skirt Crochet Pattern Round Up

With the holidays quickly approaching so many of us are thinking of what to crochet to make this year stand out. A few years ago I designed a tree skirt pattern and now it is my favorite thing to put out at Christmas. It sets the mood before the gifts are piled under the tree and is there with happy memories once they are all opened.

A handmade Tree Skirt is something that I know will be handed down in my family and will bring back so many memories. I know this, because I still love seeing the one I grew up with under my parents tree when I visit each year. I know when my kids grow up and leave my home (sniff, sniff, it will be here before I’m ready), I will make one for them their first year in their own home… because I am keeping mine-LOL!

Christmas Tree Skirt

Christmas Tree Skirt Styles

Tree skirts can be all different designs, shapes and colors. But, they all set the mood for your holiday decor. I rounded up some of my favorite designs, even my daughter helped me pick these out.

Some tree skirts remind me of older generations, some remind me of my own style and some reminds me of what young generations would adore. But, they all bring a smile to my face and a sense of jolly kindred spirits in whoever is lucky enough to receive one of these as a gift this year.

I hope you love them as much as I do and consider making one as a gift to give to someone you love or even to yourself. So, sit down and grab your favorite hook and decide which design will be your heart and soul in your next make.

Christmas Tree Skirt Crochet Patterns

Making a Tree Skirt is one of those handmade items that will be handed down through generations. Find the one that you love, there are so many different styles and looks you are sure to find one that is perfect for you home.

Check out these non-crochet Etsy Gift Guides for the Holidays

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Girlfriend Mini Scarf Crochet Pattern

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I love girls night out. I know there will be so many giggles and funny stories told and made. At my last girls night out that each one of us had a cute scarf on. They were all a little different but all so cute. I knew I wanted to design a cute fun mini scarf that would be a quick weekend project. I am so excited about how the Girlfriend Mini Scarf turned out.

Girlfriend Mini Scarf Crochet Pattern

The Girlfriend Mini Scarf is a small scarf that adds so much to your outfit. It is not bulky so it won’t be in the way but definitely keeps you warm. Plus, wearing a scarf is just a cute way to complete any outfit, you can never have too many in your closet.

I bet each one of your girlfriends would be tickled to get one of these as a gift this year!

About the Girlfriend Mini Scarf

Although the design is fairly basic, simple and works up quick. It still features my signature in all my designs… texture! A subtle ridge is snuck in and it is just what a closet basic needs to make it a favorite.

Texture in Girlfriend Mini Scarf Up close

Different Ways to Wear

I always like when you have one crochet piece but have multiple ways to wear it. The Girlfriend Mini Scarf can be tied loosely and it drapes nicely around your neckline.

Girlfriend Mini Scarf loose fit

You can also wear the scarf closer to the neckline, this is ideal if wearing under a button up collared shirt. This style allows you to choose whether to wear it with the tie in the back or in the front.

Supplies for the Girlfriend Mini Scarf

  • DK (#3 or #4) weight yarn (~ 225 yards)
  •       Samples made from: Rowan Yarn by Amy Butler
  •       Other suggested yarn: I Love this Cotton, Caron Simply Soft, Knit Picks Brava
  • Crochet Hook H (5 mm)
  • Measuring Tape
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

Where to find the Girlfriend Mini Scarf Crochet Pattern


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Free Thanksgiving Table Setting Crochet Patterns

Fall is here, temperatures are dropping and we are seeing pumpkin spice everywhere. That means that the holidays are fast approaching. One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving and the Thanksgiving Table. I love having a day that you really focus on all that we are thankful for with our family and friends.

This year we are especially grateful for all that we have. It’s been a bit of a rough year for everyone and we all need to make this Thanksgiving a little extra special. Sit down and bring a touch of handmade into your Thanksgiving Feast.

Thanksgiving Table Setting Crochet Patterns

Thanksgiving Table Setting

Thanksgiving is focused around the meal, the turkey, gravy, potatoes, dressing, sweet potatoes, cranberries, homemade rolls and of course pumpkin pie. We all have our favorites and they bring back so many memories. This year as you plan your menu, take some time to plan the decor as well.

I have collected some of my favorite free crochet patterns that I think would make a classy Thanksgiving table setting this year. No cheesy turkeys and pumpkins (although I do think they are fun to include). Find the right placemats, coaster, flatware holder, centerpiece and/or table runner to make your table feel a little extra special this year.

So, sit down and grab your favorite hook and decide which design will fit your style the most! Enjoy.

Thanksgiving Table Setting Crochet Patterns

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Waves of Hope Hat – Crochet Pattern

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The intricate details details of the stitch work shown in this gorgeous wave stitch shown in the Waves of Hope Hat. I love the simplicity of the design, a solid look with no interruptions. But, the pop of texture seen in the woven fibers is unbelievable.

Waves of Hope Crochet Hat Pattern

The Waves of Hope Hat

My fall back design is hats, I have been designing hats since Sweet Potato 3 began. I love how some can be so unique and have different looks based off of the way you make them: bottom up, top down and side to side.

I try to design a few of each hat types every year. This year I was looking through my top selling patterns and my Button Up Waves Hooded Cocoon kept popping into my mind (check it out HERE). I think it is so popular because of the way the texture in the stitches just pops.

So, I decided to replicate that stitch in a design that you can make for just about anyone of any age, not just infants. The Waves of Hope hat comes in sizes for children up to adults. It’s a simple adjustment to alter the size of the hat. It can be worn slouchy, or just fold the brim for a more traditional look.

Waves of Hope Hat

The Wave Sttich

I made a quick video tutorial on how to work the Wave Stitch you see in the hat. I think you will love this stitch, just make sure you work those slip stitches loose. Check out the tutorial below:

Materials Needed for Waves of Hope Hat

  • Crochet Hook Size H (5.00 mm)
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)
  • Approximately 190 -225 Yards in Main Color
  • Sample made in Mighty Stitch / color: Mint
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape

Check out my Testers Hat

I love how my tester added this adorable pom to her hat. And what can I say, I adore green!

Where to find the Waves of Hope Hat crochet pattern


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2020 Crochet Cancer Challenge – All October Long

October marks the month of Cancer Awareness and I am so excited to host another year of the Crochet Cancer Challenge. This has been an annual event that began in 2014, seven years later it has grown due to the generosity of the crochet community.

Crochet Cancer Challenge

Our crochet community does so much for others by making handmade items and in this event those said items are all donated. Donations go to cancer patients or cancer centers in our own communities. We have this amazing opportunity to make a difference one hat at a time.

A Quick Overview of the Cancer Challenge

During the month of October a different crochet pattern designer will be featured. The designers has personally designed a hat in honor of someone they know, or to help bring awareness to a specific type of cancer. They will offer their design for FREE for 1 day only. If you download their pattern, you are taking a pledge to make a minimum of one hat from that pattern to donate.

Cancer Challenge Pledge

The Crochet Cancer Challenge has become so personal to so many of you and to so many of us designers. I appreciate all the time and efforts everyone puts into this event. I hope to spread the word this year, so I am asking that you share photos of your finished hats on social media or links to the challenge AND always use the #CrochetCancerChallenge . The more people see our challenge, the more it will grow and that means the more people we can touch in a positive way. We can all use a little more positivity in our lives in 2020.

Crochet Cancer Challenge

Daily Crochet Cancer Challenge Features

Each Day I will post a new designers hat link. You can then go to their site to read about who or what cancer they designed the hat for. Once again, each design will be free for 24 hours, but you must use code “CancerChallenge” to get the pattern free. Look for this button in their blog post:

Cancer Challenge Button

Do you have more questions about the Crochet Cancer Challenge? Scroll to the bottom of this post for more informative links.

2020 Final Pledge Count

Let’s just face it, 2020 has been a crazy year. Some of us are stuck at home with time on our hands. Some are stuck at home juggling working with our kids around and/or helping them with online school. We are all in our own world of craziness. 

Plus, some Cancer Centers were not taking donations due to COVID. So, I didn’t have any idea how our pledges would be. I am very excited to say that, although it wasn’t our biggest year, it was pretty darn close! 

October 2020Features

Below you can see all the gorgeous designs that were featured in this years Crochet Cancer Challenge. The code to get them for free has expired. However, you can still grab them from the links and support the designers. I hope you enjoyed the challenge and making each hat to give away and brighten someone’s day. I also hope you keep adding to that stash pile of yarn so you are for the 2021 challenge next year.

Stitch in Progress

“My design is in support of those dealing with Prostate Cancer. My family has been affected by a prostate cancer diagnosis in the last year and I wanted to lend my support to all those men affected and the women who love and support them.”

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Snappy Tots

The Full of Hope Beanie is sure to be a loved design. I love how the variegated yarn pops through in the hat!

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Straight Hooked

Today I am so honored to have Malena, designer behind Straight Hooked featured. Malena wanted to offer 2 designs today that are very personal to her. Make sure you scroll through her blog post and grab BOTH designs:

“I designed the Brain Freeze Beanie in honor of my Daddy, who was taken home to Jesus with the not-so-friendly assistance of Brain Cancer. My dad had a heck of a sweet tooth, and would never say “no” to a big bowl of ice cream, so I named his hat “Brain Freeze”.

“I released the Ice Cap Beanie in honor of my momma who was always cold and battled Ovarian Cancer for the last decade of her life. “

Find Straight Hooked on Social Media:

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Sweet Potato Crochet Creations

“My best online crochet lady friend and soul sister, Krista, was diagnosed with breast cancer in February… You guys, this woman is the strongest person I know.”

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Woodland Stitchcraft

My hat color, black, is the ribbon color for Melanoma or skin cancer. Living in a state like California where the sun is shining quite often and outdoor activity is a part of life in our state I felt this was a good fit for me.

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Bliss This

This beanie design is dedicated to Edie, Gloria, Amparo, and Magui! This is also dedicated to my unstoppable dad, Rod, who remains cancer free, 15 years after his own battle with cancer!

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Two Brothers Blankets

Made in light blue color to represent the ribbon color for Prostate Cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, Prostate Cancer is the second most common cancer among men, behind skin cancer.

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Fosbas Designs

No one deserves to go through the agony of battling Cancer, not the patients nor the relatives and loved ones. In my profession, I have seen so many people of all age groups go through this.

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Crochet by Trista

Trista designed the Pearl Beanie because she’s, “known a few people who have battled breast cancer. Some are currently in remission and almost back to normal and some have lost their battle.”

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Through the Loop Yarn

The Rocksteady Beanie was designed and incorporates the color Lime to represent Lymphoma. This is very near and dear to her heart, please read her blog post about why.

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Ambassador Crochet

The Warrior Ribbon Hat is a wonderful design for the challenge. Make this hat in any color to help spread awareness for what cancer is close to your heart.

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Pink Crochet Hook

Message from Pink Crochet, “My great uncle Jack who was a very big part of my upbringing, passed away June 10th from leukemia. He had a sailboat he named after me that launched in ’84. Her name was “Lady Erin” so that is where the name of this awesome anchor hat came from. Thank you for downloading to pledge and as always happy crocheting 😁Love Pinkcrochethook”


Crochetverse

The Double Quick Beanie was designed in support of is Ewing’s Sarcoma and to honor a beautiful friend. Stephanie wanted to bring as much love, light, and prayer for her and her family this year through her hat design. 

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Cancer Challenge

Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Helen designed the Robin’s Beanie with Sara’s father in mind, it is personal and is designed to help bring awareness to Colon Cancer. Find Sunflower Cottage on social media below:

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Waves of Hope Hat Crochet Cancer Challenge

Sweet Potato 3

I was honored to take an extra day to help out a fellow designer who has a family member going through Cancer-this hat is in honor of her/family!

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Sweet Potato 3

I designed the Dotty’s Dream hat this year to honor my daughters dance teacher, Dotty who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

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Darcy’s Crochet Creations

Darcy designed the Leonard’s Star hat in honor of everyone who has fought colon cancer including her Grandfather & Uncle.

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Crochet Cancer Challenge

Endless Crochet Creations

Tammy designed this lovely hat in honor of her mother who lost her battel to lung cancer in 2016.

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Wish Upon a Hook

“The Garden Path Beanie is made in this gorgeous emerald green color to bring awareness to the battle against liver cancer.

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Cancer Challenge Momma By Grace

Momma By Grace – Oct 26

“The Tyler Beanie was designed in honor of my 22-year-old sister who passed away from ovarian cancer.”

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Nanas Crafty Home


The Marci Hat is in honor of my best friend from my childhood…The Marci Hat is a Tunisian Crochet pattern that features 2 different Tunisian Crochet stitches. Give it a try today!

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Crochet by Courtney

For this year, I chose white to represent lung cancer. I think many of us know of a smoker or maybe smoke ourselves. For me, I have never smoked after observing my dad and maternal grandmother.

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Briana K

I chose Goldenrod to be the main color for this hat because I chose to raise awareness for childhood cancer, with Gold being the represented color. The fair isle crochet hat pattern comes in a variety of sizes so it can be used in any color for any age.

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Simply Hooked by Janet

The Cascade Hat design represents and is dedicated to those who have battled Esophageal cancer.

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Canoe Mountain Designs

Audrey designed this beautiful Side Ways Shuffle hat in peach to help bring awareness to uterine cancer.

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Crochet Cancer Challenge

Ned & Mimi

Sarah designed this lovely Jasmine Beanie in Gold tones to bring awareness to childhood cancer. Find Ned & Mimi on social media:

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Salty Pearl Crochet

Katie designed this gorgeous Rose Tellin Beanie in honor of Breast Cancer.

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Marly Bird

The Wings of Hope Hat is our first design today, made in a rich purple.

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L’amas de Laine

This amazing design features the bold colors of teal, pink and purple to honor Thyroid Cancer. What a fabulous hat Sandra!

Find L’amas de laine on social media:

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Made with a Twist

Pam designed this lovely golden beanie called the Brave Beanie, the color is specifically picked to bring awareness to childhood cancer.

Find Made with a Twist on Social Media:

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Cancer Challenge

Crystalized Designs

A beautiful design with rich texture, the Valda Beanie was designed by Crystalized Designs. It was designed for her Mom in a teal to bring awareness to Ovarian Cancer.

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Underground Crafter

Marie designed the Herringbone Slouchy Beanie in this rich purple to bring awareness to pancreatic cancer.

Find Underground Crafter on social media:

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Find more information about the Crochet Cancer Challenge Below:

  • Information explaining what the Crochet Cancer Challenge is, click HERE.
  • What type of hat should I make? What Sizes? Where do I get the patterns? Click HERE.
  • Yarn Recommendations to use for the hats, click HERE.
  • Where should I donate my hats, click HERE.
  • A fun start early project you can add to your hats, click HERE.
  • Challenge others to join and get tags you can print for your hats, click HERE.

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Dotty’s Dream Hat – Crochet Pattern

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I love designing hats, especially when they are being made for someone specific and you have them in mind as you pick out the stitches and look you are trying to achieve. This year, I was honored to design a hat for my daughters dance teacher. I named the hat Dotty’s Dream Hat, check it out below:

Dotty's Dream Hat

Dotty’s Dream Hat Inspiration

You may be wondering why this hat is designed for her dance teacher. My daughter took dance for 5 years from Dotty and absolutely loved it. She decided to take a break and returned a few times but never liked the teachers like she liked Dotty, eventually she would quit. Dotty is great with the kids, she is kind and makes them want to work hard to be better.

Unfortunately, in late December Dotty found out she had breast cancer and was about to begin a long journey. Dotty has been such an inspiration to so many young girls and now she had a personal battle to fight!

Breast Cancer Awareness

The Design

The hat was designed with Dotty in mind including her cancer battle and her dancing spirit in mind. The easy part was picking these lovely pink yarns to use in the samples. I am so grateful to be able to say that Dotty finished her last chemo treatments just this last month. We will continue to pray for her recovery.


Next came the little details in the band of the hat. These small stitches matter, but I didn’t want it to be the same as every hat I design. Just like in dance, there is usually a certain flow that needs to happen but you want it to be different and to stick out so others will remember it. The band is made using a stitch that will work up more quickly than a traditional slip stitch band.

I made a quick video tutorial on how to work the Double Slip Stitch of the band. I think you will love this technique, it is fun and works up quicker than the traditional slip stitch bands. Check it out for yourself below:

Body of the Hat

Next came the main body of the hat. I wanted to have a feminine look to the stitch work. Something a little delicate but still creates some warmth. The repetitive stitches create a lovely look, don’t you think:

Materials Needed for Dotty’s Dream Hat

  • Crochet Hook Size G (4.0 mm)
  • Crochet Hook Size I (5.5 mm)
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (#4) – approximately 180-225 Yards in Main Color
  • Sample (brighter pink) made in Lion Brand Jeans / color: Bermuda
  • Sample (lighter pink) made in Mighty Stitch / color: Blush
  • Yarn Needle, Scissors, Measuring Tape

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Cozy Slippers Crochet Pattern Round Up

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Cold seasons are going to be upon us soon and a nice pair of cozy slippers is just what we all want, and maybe even need. I spent the afternoon dreaming about designs and found some of the cutest crochet patterns out there and am excited to share them with all of you.

Cozy Slippers Crochet Pattern

A pair of handmade slippers are a welcome gift that anyone will love. All these designs are unique and there is sure to be one that speaks just to you.

Cozy Slippers are an ideal personal gift

Everyone loves slippers, but we all love different slippers. My daughter loves the warmest slippers you can possibly find. I like slippers that I can slip on and off easily. My Dad likes slippers with a lot of support and that will stay on your feet. With all these likes (that also show our dislikes), I am sure that at least one of these amazing designs will work perfect for you.

So, sit down and grab your favorite hook and decide which design will fit your style the most! Enjoy.

Cozy Slippers

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Cabled Candle Wraps – A Home Decor Crochet Pattern

With the weather cooling off, kids back in school (kind of), pumpkin spice lattes back in the shops…. these are all signs that the holidays are coming. I haven’t gotten my holiday decor down just yet, but I am definitely thinking about it. So, it was no surprise when I decided to sit down and design something new, Cabled Candle Wraps!

If you know me, you know I just cannot get enough texture in my crochet designs. These little wraps that dress up your candles are perfect for any occasion, just switch up the colors and your good to go!

Why Cabled Candle Wraps?

Well, it is so close to sweater weather and there is nothing I like better than wrapping up in a warm top and one of the key elements is cables in sweaters. They are so distinct and give that warm and cozy feeling.

Candles do that exact same thing. Light a candle in any room and all of a sudden it transforms into a warm and cozy feeling.

Cable Candle Wraps

Important Note: Only use wickless and/or flameless candles when using the cable candle wraps. Open flames and yarn do not mix and can be very dangerous.


Cable Candle Wraps

About the Cable Candle Wraps Patterns

The wraps all work up quick but feature eye popping texture woven throughout the designs.

Cable Crochet

They are designed to fit around a 3″ candle in varying heights of 3″, 4″ and 5″. I believe they would also work as beverage cozies as well! You will see them used as plant cozies in my testers photos at the end of the post as well. They are versatile and fun to add to your holiday decor.

The above images show the details of the cables in a flat lay (before they are sew together).

Materials Needed for the Candle Wraps pattern

  • Crochet Hook size H (5.00 mm)
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (#4) – Yardage varies for each project between 70-100 yards
    • Small Wrap (70 yards): Sample made with Sprightly Acrylic Worsted Yarn (Poplar)
    • Medium Wrap (75 yards): Sample made with I Love This Yarn (Fire Red)
    • Large Wrap (100 yards): Sample made with Red Heart Love (Pewter)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • Measuring Tape
  • 3” wide WICKLESS/FLAMELESS Candles in heights of 3”, 4” & 5”

I am excited to see how you dress up your home decor with the Cable Candle Wraps.

Cable Candle Wraps

More Samples of the Cable Candle Wraps You’ll Love

These are made in beautiful fall colors by Jillian P…………….

Cable Candle Wraps in Fall

I was excited to welcome my new tester, Nicole. She dove into her stash and made her wraps to match her everyday home decor!

Where to find the Cable Candle Wrap Pattern

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Tree Garland + Gift Tag FREE Crochet Pattern

One of my favorite Christmas Traditions is the tree. Not the decorating, although that is a huge part of our holiday, but that fact that you are bringing in something beautiful, something living and something that fills your home with an aroma that is incomparable!

So, you may have guessed it. I am a huge fan of the pine tree. So, when I was thinking of a fun, cute, and quick holiday crochet pattern I could design and offer for free, this cute Tree Garland popped into my mind!

Tree Garland + Gift Tag Pin Image

I started off creating a bunch of pine trees in the traditional color of pine green and bright green. It was fantastic how quick they worked up but then I thought….. I need to add more color! So, again, I turned to my favorite things again and decided I loved the ombre look. And next thing I knew, I had a bunch of darling gift tags!

About the Tree pattern

I love to create patterns with texture so I always turn to my notebook of trusted stitches and sat down to play around. I fell in love a stitch that was “loopy” and made the layers of the branches whimsical and stand out.

Tree Gift Tag Ombre Sample

The “trunk” of the tree is a great place to add your own personality too. I love the look of the tassels in the garland but on the gift tags I kind of liked to add a bead with a smaller tassel to make it look longer. It really is just a personal choice. So be creative and have fun.

Materials Needed for the Tree pattern

  • Worsted Weight yarn (#4) – scrap amounts
  • Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm) – recommend a hook with no comfort handle
  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

Stitches + Abbreviations Used

  • Ch = Chain
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Slst = Slip Stitch
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • Sp = Space
  • R = Row/Round

Finished Size of Crochet TREE

The completed tree will be approximately: 2 ½” wide X 3 ¼” high

For this tutorial, since the crochet piece is so small I do not have a gauge in this pattern. Instead, I recommend making 1 tree. If you want your tree larger, go up a hook size until you reach the desired height. If your finished tree is too large, go down a hook size accordingly

Christmas Tree Gift Tag Sample in Ombre

Notes about the Tree pattern

  • The final size of the tree may vary. The height that you customize your stitches can change the final size of your tree.
  • You can make your tree a solid color or change throughout the pattern. In the ombre sample, I changed yarn color at the beginning of rows 3, 5 & 7.
  • Other yarn weights may be used to make the tree pattern, be sure to adjust your hook size down one size from the recommend size on the yarn label.

Tree Garland + Gift Tag Pattern

The pattern is worked in a Tunisian crochet style. Each row will have a forward and a backwards pass. This is much easier than you think and does not require a special hook. Just follow the photo tutorials and you’ll be surprised and how much fun they are to make.

R1 forward: Ch 1, pull loop up about ¾” high, [yarn over, insert hook into st, pull up a loop about ¾” high], repeat [] 3 more times in same st, do not turn, 9 loops on your hook

Tree Row 1 Forward pattern

R1 return: yarn over, pull through 2 loops on your hook, [yarn over, pull through 3 loops on your hook], repeat [] 1 more time, yarn over, pull through last 4 loops on your hook, do not turn

Tree Row 1 Return of pattern

R2: Ch 1, sc in each space between sts from prior row, turn (3)

Tree Row 2 pattern

R3 forward: pull up a loop about ¾” high and ch 1, [yarn over, insert hook into st, pull up a loop about ¾’ high], repeat [] in same st, repeat [] in each st across repeating 2 times in last st, do not turn, 11 loops on hook

Tree Row 3 pattern

R3 return:  yarn over, pull through 2 loops on your hook, {yarn over, pull through 3 loops on your hook}, repeat {} 2 more times, yarn over, pull through last 4 loops on your hook, do not turn

R4: Ch 1, sc in each space between sts from prior row, turn (4)

Tree Row 4 pattern

R5 forward: pull up a loop about ¾” high and ch 1, [yarn over, insert hook into st, pull up a loop about ¾’ high], repeat [] in same st, repeat [] in each st across repeating 2 times in last st, do not turn, 13 loops on hook

R5 return:  yarn over, pull through 2 loops on your hook, {yarn over, pull through 3 loops on your hook}, repeat {} 3 more times, yarn over, pull through last 4 loops on your hook, do not turn

R6: Ch 1, sc in each space between sts from prior row, turn (5)

R7 forward: pull up a loop about ¾” high and ch 1, [yarn over, insert hook into st, pull up a loop about ¾’ high], repeat [] in same st, repeat [] in each st across repeating 2 times in last st, do not turn, 15 loops on hook

R7 return:  yarn over, pull through 2 loops on your hook, {yarn over, pull through 3 loops on your hook}, repeat {} 4 more times, yarn over, pull through last 4 loops on your hook, do not turn

R8: Ch 1, sc in each space between sts from prior row, turn (6)

R9: Ch 1, loosely slst in each st across, fasten off and weave in ends

Optional: add a tassel, fringe, bead or any other accessories to the center of the last row.

Blocking is not necessary, but sometimes I like to block just to give my crochet piece the best shape.

Blocking Tree Applique

You can then add your finished tree to a gift as a cute tag that everyone will love. Or you can string it on some yarn or cord to create a fun garland.

Tree Garland Crochet Pattern

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Joyeux Noel Christmas Stocking Crochet Pattern

Christmas stockings are a holiday tradition that many families enjoy. The act of simply hanging them on the fireplace hearth brings so much joy and a sense of family time. As parents we anticipate our children waking up Christmas morning and the excitement of what they will find inside.

Adding a handmade touch on the tradition of stockings is always meaningful. I designed the Joyeux Noel Stocking pattern to help you add that loving touch to your holidays this year.

Joyeux Noel Stocking

The Joyeux Christmas Stocking crochet pattern is made using a unique crochet stitch that creates a thick fabric. This allows the stocking to hold it’s shape while being displayed and helps while being filled with goodies as well.

Make the stocking in any color combination to match your holiday decor. Then you can add tassels (as shown in photo), buttons, flower appliques or more to make each stocking just slightly different.

The crochet instructions for the Joyeux Noel stocking includes a photo tutorial for the unique stitch as well as progress photos throughout the pattern.

Supplies for the Joyeux Noel Stocking

  • Crochet Hook Size I (5.50mm)
  • Crochet Hook Size J (6.00 mm)
  • Worsted (#4) Weight Yarn in 2 colors – Main Color 250-275 yards / Contrasting Color 100-125 yards (sample was made using Caron Simply Soft – MC: Taupe / CC: Bone)
  • Measuring Tape
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

Where to find the Joyeux Noel Christmas Stocking pattern



More Christmas Pattern you may Love:

  • O’Christmas Tree Skirt pattern: Click HERE
  • Long John Christmas Stocking pattern: Click HERE
  • FREE Elf Hat with Curved Tip & Bell pattern: Click HERE
  • Mitten Bunting & Advent Calendar pattern + printable: Click HERE

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Free Summer Tank Top Crochet Pattern Round Up

The heat of the summer is almost at it’s peak and it is definitely time to break out the wardrobe for those hot days. I live in tank tops from sun up to sun down and am always looking for something new and different.

Tank Top Pattern Round Up

If you are searching for the perfect summer tank top, I have a round up just for you. I have gathered 8 different designs and they are all FREE on the designers blog.

Why I love Tank Tops in the Summer

What I love about these tank tops is that each one is a completely different style. Some are longer while other cropped. Some have circle, square or boat necklines. Seeing them all in different colors and yarns makes the imagination go wild.

So, sit down and grab your favorite hook and decide which design will fit your style the most! Enjoy.

Free Tank Top Crochet Patterns

It's summer and it is hot outside! Here are some crochet patterns that will help build your closet as well as give you a fun summer project to work on. Check them out and make one today or pin them for later.

More Round Ups You Will Love

  • Free Sun Hat Patterns: click HERE

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Everyday Spirit Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern & Tutorial

Wall Hangings with fringe are all the top trends in home decor right now and I love how these decor pieces showcase our Everyday Spirit! The whimsical charm with the modern single color is the perfect combination to add to any room.

The Everyday Spirit Wall Hanging combines the love of crochet and the look of the ever popular fringe wall decor. This is a fun design that can be made in a day and you can change up your colors with endless possible looks.

Everyday Spirit

Everyday Spirit Crochet + Photo Tutorials

The pattern features a full step by step tutorial to put all the pieces together. Basic crochet skills are required for the crochet pieces.

Supplies for the Wall Hanging

  • 10″ Metal Hoop, click HERE
  • 375 yards Worsted (#4) Weight Yarn
  • Crochet Hook G (4.00 mm)
  • Small Thread Crochet Hook to use as a tool (not for crochet, so the exact size is not necessary)
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
Everyday Spirit Wall Hanging

Where to find the Everyday Wall Hanging pattern


Check out some other samples from a couple testers

Test by Brandi

Brandi is the crocheter behind Craft Creations by Brandi Aldrich on facebook and @brandialdrich on IG. Brandi said her granddaughter snatched this up as soon as she was finished. That is quite the compliment!

Everyday Spirit

Test completed by Michelle Wulf

Michelle is the crocheter at Magic Mommys Yarning on facebook and @wulfmichelle on IG. She does amazing work and I love how she incorporated multiple colors into her wall hanging.


Do you Love Wall Hangings check out a few more:

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Free American Flag Applique – Crochet Pattern

I love crocheting appliques to add a personal touch to a crochet piece whether it is a hat, blanket, sweater, handbag or really anything. When I first started selling crocheting hats, a photographer wanted me to make them a hat with an American Flag on it.

American Flag Applique

As much as I love crocheting appliques, getting details can be tricky. When you crochet an American Flag one detail you must have is the 13 stripes. Trying to get 13 stripes even with a fine yarn is pretty difficult to get it to fit onto a newborn hat.

Because yarn wasn’t working I tried to find #10 thread but I only had red and white in my stash and the right shade of blue I couldn’t get locally. Trying to come up with a solution I noticed my daughters friendship bracelet kit in the corner. Sure enough, she had a bundle of each color I needed.

Floss for American Flag Applique

Making the Hat

I started by making a newborn hat using my FREE basic hat pattern you can find by clicking HERE. I made the newborn size with no ear flaps and made one change on the final row, instead of a row of single crochet I worked my final row in reverse single crochet.

American Flag Newborn hat

American Flag Applique Pattern

To make the applique I used the following supplies:

  • Embroidery Floss/Thread in Red, White & Blue
  • Crochet Hook 1 (2.75 mm)
  • Needle

Final Applique Size

  • 1 ¾” High
  • 2 ¾” Wide

Stitches and Abbreviations in the pattern are:

  • Ch = Chain
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • St = Stitch
  • R = Row

Instructions

The American Flag Applique will be made by working the blue section first.

  • R1: in blue, Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch, turn (7)
  • R2-7: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (7) fasten off after row 7 leaving  6”of thread.

The next piece will be made as one but will alternate between red and white. It is easiest to bury the color not being used under the sc then bringing it up at the end of the row.

  • R1: with red, Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch, turn (9)
  • R2: with white, Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (9)
  • R3: with red, Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (9)
  • R4-7: repeat rows 2 & 3
  • R8: with white, Ch 1, sc in each st across, now place your blue square next to the striped piece and continue with sc across 7 of blue piece (continue to bury the red thread so you can pick it up in R9), turn (16)

Using yarn end of the blue thread, sew up the opening between the two pieces.

  • R9: with red, Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (16)
  • R10: with white, Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (16)
  • R11: with red, Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (16)
  • R12: with white, Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (16) fasten off white thread
  • R13: with red, Ch 1, sc in each st across, fasten off red thread (16)
  • Weave in all ends
American Flag Applique

Sewing the Applique Onto the Crochet Piece

Sewing on the applique to your crochet piece may be frustrating at time to get it to lay right, but more importantly so that it looks professional without being able to see the stitching on the backside of your work. I created a video tutorial on how to do this easy technique and you can watch it by clicking HERE.

Other Applique Patterns You May Love:

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Grandioso Guitar Crochet Blanket Pattern

I have always felt that music is an important part of life. The best way to appreciate music is to play an instrument. Growing up I took piano lessons for 5 years. Now as a Mom, all 3 of my children play an instrument.

When a musician learns to read, play and perform music, they gain mental, cognitive and emotional health benefits that will last throughout their lifetime.

MusicNote.com

The benefits of music amazes me, if your interested in reading more about the benefits of music, click HERE.

Guitar

Here my son is playing at his first guitar holiday recital. He was so cute and so proud of his performance. I cannot wait to see and hear many more.

Grandioso Guitar Blanket

My guitar player is my 2nd son, he loves trying new songs out and is a great musician. He is a very cheerful kiddo and so I was immediately drawn to the Red Heat Roll with It Melange (color: Paparazzi). Wanting different angles than the violin, I had the silhouette split center of the guitar by to one side of the blanket for a unique look. The blanket is reversible (all the designs are) so the guitar can be on the left or the right side.

The name Grandioso was suggested by, Chasity, as soon as I heard it I knew this had to be the official name. Grandioso is Spanish for “Great” and this just fits this blanket and the kiddo it was designed for.

Grandioso Guitar

The Grandioso Guitar Blanket is a fun, funky, unique, modern and classic blanket with a young vibe to it. However, any generation will love the classic design of the instruments and the music theme.

The blanket is made from the bottom up (this is NOT a C2C).

Music to My Soul Stitch Sample

I love the beautiful transition in the colors of the Red Heart Roll With It Melange yarn. It is a soft yarn and the color changes are natural, there won’t be any huge jumps in color or abrupt changes. It is a beautiful change in colors and specks, the yarn itself reminds me of sock yarn only because of this. The yarn is a worsted #4 weight.

Red Heart Roll with It Melange

Music To My Soul Ebook – What You Get

If you love the Piano Pizzazz blanket you may want to check out the entire Music to My Soul ebook. In the ebook you get 3 musical instrument pattens.

Music to My Soul Crochet Blankets

Included in the ebook are detailed instructions and photo tutorials for the following:

  • All the stitches
  • How to crochet color changes, hide yarn, and weave in the ends of your work.
  • Each blanket require different amounts of yarn for the main color and the white sections-detailed amounts are included.
  • Graphs for each design as well as enlarged graphs for easier reading
  • A written format stating how many stitches in each color according to the rows

Where to get the Ebook

  • Read About more Details on the ebook – click HERE

Gradioso Guitar Blanket Only

If you are still only wanting to get the Grandioso Guitar design, it is available in the following pattern shops:

Piano & Violin Blankets

You can find the individual patterns for the Violin and Guitar crochet patterns below:

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