Mini Bean Stitch and Ear Warmer Instructions

One of my favorite stitches to crochet is the mini bean stitch. I love how it works up quick, has a rich texture to it and leaves your crocheted fabric plush and soft. Seriously, what could be better than this?

The mini bean stitch is pretty simple to learn. Today I am going to show you exactly how to crochet it step by step. Then, I will give you a way to practice your new stitch by working up a fun Ear Warmer.

Mini Bean Stitch Ear Warmer Pattern

How to Begin your Ear Warmer

I will start off by walking you through the stitch step by step. Then, at the end of the tutorial you can watch my YouTube video to make sure you understand each step correctly.

Use a Crochet Hook I (5.50 mm) and about 100 yards of worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Amore in the color, restful, and love how soft the headband came out. In fact, I was able to make 2 headbands with 1 skein of yarn.

Mini Bean Twist Ear Warmer

Gauge is not essential in this pattern but make sure your stitches are not so tight that the fabric is stiff. If you want to match my gauge it is as follows: using crochet hook I, 9 mini bean stitches and 14 rows resulted in a 4 inch square.

Begin the Ear Warmer Pattern

  • You will want to begin working with an odd number of stitches.
  • Begin with a beginning chain of 20.
  • Single Crochet in the 2nd chain from your hook and each chain to the end of the row and turn.
  • For Row 2, single crochet in each stitch across the row and turn.

How to Crochet the Mini Bean Stitch

  • Always begin your row with a chain 1, insert your hook into the first stitch and pull up a loop.
  • Yarn over and insert your hook back into the same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop.
  • You will now have 4 loops on our hook, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on your hook.
  • Chain 1, skip next stitch, repeat bean stitch in next stitch
  • Repeat across entire row.
  • For the 2nd row of mini bean stitches, you will chain 1 and turn.
  • Complete a mini bean in top of the mini bean from the last row, skip the chain and work the next mini bean in top of the mini bean of the prior row.
  • Continue working mini bean stitch rows until your ear warmer reaches 19 1/2 inches long

See How to Crochet the Mini Bean Stitch

If you are like me, watching a tutorial is very helpful, so I created this YouTube video just for you. Click HERE to watch it on YouTube and subscribe, or just watch below:

How to Finish Ear Warmers & Sew Twisted Seam

  • Crochet 2 more rows of single crochets and then fasten off leaving a long tail of yarn you will use to sew the ends together.
  • To get the “twist” in the headband, follow this easy tutorial you can see by CLICKING HERE.

This is another fun part in making the mini bean ear warmers. I put together a tutorial on how to sew the ends together to give it that perfect twist. Click HERE to watch a quick tutorial and finish your project.

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Winter Wishes Scarf – Crochet Pattern

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The Winter Wishes Scarf is one of my favorite cozy scarves I have designed. It crochet design shows off one of my favorite thing… lots and lots of texture!

I made the scarf in a classic grey and it shows off the stitches and design so well. An easy button helps the scarf stay in place as it warms your neck on those brisk days. The optional fringe keeps the classic look of a winter accessory. You can dress up the Winter Wishes Scarf or keep it simple by switching up the button from a wooden to a sparkly gem filled button (see samples of this further in the post).

Winter Wishes Scarf Crochet Pattern

The Winter Wishes Scarf can be worn with a simple tee and jeans or with a black dress. It really is that versatile. Your loved ones will enjoy unwrapping this lovely scarf this holiday season, and there is a good chance it will be tried on right away.

About the Winter Wishes Scarf Pattern

The pattern comes in one size only that will fit most people. It is made in a worsted weight (#4) yarn and is crocheted with a size I (5.50 mm) hook.

In the sample of the Winter Wishes Scarf, I used Cloudborn Superwash Highland Worsted yarn. it is a beautiful, soft yarn that created amazing texture. The yarn is wool so it is nice and warm. Unlike most wool, the Cloudborn is NOT itchy at all. Check out the beautiful colors offered by clicking this (affiliate) LINK HERE.

Winter Wishes Scarf Pattern

Grab your copy of the Winter Wishes Scarf today on:

Use Different Yarns for a Different Look

I am so excited to share with you all the amazing scarfs my pattern testers made. They used different yarns and you can see how beautiful they are in different colorways and yarn brands.

Winter Wishes Scarf made in Plymouth yarns Hot Cakes

Tester, Stephanie Robinson, used Plymouth Yarns Hot Cakes (color: denim mix) on her Winter Wishes Scarf. It is a lovely self striping yarn and I love it in the rich blues with earthy neutral tones.

Brandi, owner of Craft Creations, tested the Winter Wishes Scarf and used Caron Big Cakes in the color, Grape Jelly. Such a fun and rich colorway to use on the design, Brandi did an amazing job.

Winter Wishes Scarf made in Caron Big Cakes

Christen Salinas also tested the pattern and used a gorgeous self striping yarn. She crocheted with Yarn Bee Sugar Wheel in the color, Peppermint to Be.

Enjoy more Crochet Fun

If you love this design, come on over and see more of my designs and join in on some fun crochet chatter in my, Crochet & Conversations Facebook Group, just click HERE and ask to join. Then, sign up for my blog notifications by entering your email address (just below my image to the right). You won’t get spammed, just lots of fun crochet patterns and ideas.

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Fish On Blanket – Crochet Pattern

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Releasing a new pattern is always a nervous moment because I question whether others will love it as much as I do. As I release the Fish On Blanket today, I am pretty confident this one will be loved by many. I poured so much energy and love into this design that I made for my hubby. 

The Fish On Blanket was designed as a new matching afghan to the entire Wildlife Cables Afghan Book. The striking silhouettes of the animals with an intricate border make designs appeal to many. Anyone who love the great outdoors and wants that “warmth of home” or a “weekend at the cabin” feel will think this blanket is a show stopper.

Fish On Blanket Crochet Pattern

The design of the blanket features a detailed and intricate frame that has twisting cables and an eye catching pattern. Likewise, the corner piece has a touch of whimsical charm. It is designed in a circle pattern that features a little more elegant look of maybe a wildflower. Well, that is kind of what I think of as I sit streamside watching my husband fish.

Fish On Side Panels    Fish On Corner Square

About the Pattern

I used Premier Yarn in Christmas Green and White for the Fish On Blanket. I really liked working in this yarn, it gave the blanket a little more of a plush feel than the other wildlife blankets. The bright, but not too bright, color of the Christmas Green was just what I was hoping for and it paired perfectly with the stark white contrast of the silhouette background. 

Fish On Blanket pattern by Sweet Potato 3

The main silhouette panel has multiple formats for you to choose from. A chart, or graph, is included to help create the fish silhouette. At the end of the pattern the graph has been enlarged so you can print it off on 4 pages and tape together for a larger format you can follow.

However, If you are not familiar with crocheting from a graph, a supplement has been added to the pattern. The supplement is a written form of the graph and is explained in detail, but essentially, it states how many stitches in each color to work. This piece of the pattern can also be a good way to double check your work.

Fish On Blanket Crochet Pattern

Where to get the pattern

Find the Deerly Beloved blanket in all of my pattern shops below:

You will enjoy crocheting this masterpiece and seeing it come to life. As you work all the pieces and sew them together each step is a new rewarding experience.

More Patterns You May Love

Interchangeable Wildlife Blankets

More Crochet Fun

Follow Sweet Potato 3 on Facebook to see more pattern releases, sales and crochet fun, just click HERE.

However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

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2019 Crochet Cancer Challenge Last Week

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Our last week of the Crochet Cancer Challenge of 2019 is upon us. This week is your last chance to grab 4 new designs that will be releases and there are a few designs still available through the end of the month.

This post will be updated daily, through the end of the month, with the days new pattern. I will also keep the current available patterns posted for an easy reference. You can use this link all week long, or through the end of the challenge.

Just a friendly little reminder that when you download a pattern for FREE you are PLEDGING to make a minimum of one hat from that pattern to donate to a local Cancer Center or patient.

challenge pledge

Day 28: Poise & Envy

Today we get to have another returned designer, Poise & Envy. I love how unique her designs are and would love to have you check out her sites below:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

Poise & Envy has designed the, Radioactive Hat, today for all of you. She made her hat is grey to honor Brain Cancer. This design is available for Free in Exchange for your Pledge, and is available through October 31, 2019, just click this LINK.

Krissy’s Over the Mountain Crochet: Day 29

Today I am excited to have Krissy’s Over the Mountain Crochet, she is a return designer in the challenge and is always so helpful and generous. Please take a minute to visit her social media sites and tell her thank you for being a participant:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

Krissy’s Over the Mountain Crochet designed the Single Cable Chemo Hat just for us! She made it in one of my favorite yarns, Lion Brand Mandala, and made use it had the bright yellow in it to show support for Sarcoma, or bone, cancer. You know the drill-get the pattern for Free in exchange for your Pledge. Find out more about the Single Cable Chemo Hat by clicking this Link HERE.

Charisma Caps: Day 30

Today we get to see a super darling design by Charisma Caps. I love collaborating with Shay, her group is really focused on helping cancer patients. Here are a few words from her:

“My mother is a breast cancer survivor and we enjoy crocheting and donating chemo caps to our local cancer treatment centers.”

Shay Scofield, Designer Charisma Caps

Please take a minute to join her group and check out her page: Facebook Page

I love how Charisma Caps turned a simple beanie into an eye catching accessory. Check out how cute the Touch of Lace Beanie is! Grab it for Free in Exchange for your Pledge through the end of the month. Click this LINK to get the pattern, use code “CC2019”, good through October 31, 2019.

Charisma Caps Crochet Chemo Hat Pattern

CPD Designs: Day 30

CPD Designs is back for the 3rd year to sponsor a day in the Cancer Challenge. Here Bobbie Jo Slouch hat is so cute and will make a great chemo cap. Make your PLEDGE and get the hat for FREE with code “CC2019”. Just click this LINK HERE, code is only good through today 10/31/19.

Bobbie Jo Chemo Hat Crochet Pattern

Our FINAL PLEDGE COUNT for 2019….

Challenge Checklist

As the challenge progressed through the month, I received many requests for a checklist of the hats that were featured. Today I am offering you all a checklist that includes each day, the designer and the name of their hat. But, that’s not all. There are also some columns for your own tracking, you can fill out what size you made, what yarn you used and where you donated the hat.

Completing a checklist is NOT required. This is just a tool that you can have to keep track of your progress. Click this LINK HERE to download a copy of the checklist today.

Stay up to date on the rest of the month by following the Challenge on Sweet Potato 3’s social media outlets {linked above/at top of post} or by signing up with the newsletter that will be sent out every few days.

Information about the Crochet Cancer Challenge

  • 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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2019 Crochet Cancer Challenge Week 4

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We are about 2/3 of the way done with the Crochet Cancer Challenge as we enter week 4. I am so amazed at the variety of designs we have had and this week is going to be just as amazing.

This post is a collection of all the patterns for the Crochet Cancer Challenge Week 4. It will be updated daily with the days new pattern. I will also keep the current available patterns posted for an easy reference. You can use this link all week long, a new link will be provided beginning Monday October 28, 2019.

Just a friendly little reminder that when you download a pattern for FREE you are PLEDGING to make a minimum of one hat from that pattern to donate to a local Cancer Center or patient.

challenge pledge

Day 21: Blackstone Designs

Today I am honored to have Blackstone Designs be our featured designer in the Challenge. Sonya has been a part of the challenge since I started it. Each year she is one of the first to sign up and is eager to participate. Please take a minute to follow her:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

The design today is in honor of Thyroid Cancer, the colors are Purple, Pink & Teal. Blackstone did such an amazing job incorporating these colors. I love her Hopeful Butterfly Hat, that can be found by clicking HERE. This design will be available as part of the Crochet Cancer Challenge through Saturday October 27, 2019.

Challenge week 4 hat design by Blackstone designs

Darcy’s Crochet Creations: Day 22

Darcy’s Crochet Creations has been another faithful sponsor of the crochet Cancer Challenge since the beginning. Please take a minute to follow her links.

Website Instagram Facebook Page

To grab your copy of the Sabrina Hat pattern for FREE (good through Saturday Oct 26, 2019), just PLEDGE to make one to donate to a cancer center or patient- click this link. Use code “CC2019”.

Challenge week 4 hat design by Darcys Crochet Creation

Bonus Hat for the week: Nikolette Corely Designs

Nikolette Corely Designs is new to this years challenge and is offering the Maraschino Hat which I am very excited to feature. She has decided to offer her pattern through the end of the challenge (10/31/2019), use code “CC2019” and find the pattern by clicking HERE and then take a minute to follow her on Instagram.

Challenge week 4 design by Nikolette Corely

Hooked For Life: Day 23

I am excited to have another new designer, take a minute to visit her sites and tell her thanks for sponsoring today.

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

The challenge hits close to home because, “ My father Ed passed away after a long and well-lived life, of bladder cancer. Because of this I chose a bright yellow yarn because yellow is the color of support for bladder cancer. ” Grab the details on how to get your copy of the Eddy Hat Hat as a PLEDGE for the challenge by clicking here. This offer will be good through the end of the challenge, October 31, 2019.

challenge week 4 eddy hat pattern

Day 24: Canoe Mountain Designs

I am beginning to feel like a broken record, but seriously, we have another fantastic designer sponsoring today. Canoe Mountain Designs has been a participant the last few years, I would love for you to take a minute to check out her sites and follow her.

Facebook Page / Facebook Group

Canoe Mountain Designs designed this amazing hat called the Mountain Hope Beanie. Here is a note from Audrey, please take a minute to read.

I am thrilled to be able to contribute to the Cancer Challenge this year! Our lives have been touched by so much cancer over the years and I have been donating hats since I learned to crochet about 12 years ago. The color for Colon Cancer is Dark Blue. I chose Colon Cancer because my husband had surgery for this cancer about 6 years ago. He bounced back quickly and has returned to a normal life thankfully.

While I was thinking about what type of hat to design, I thought I would create a pattern in 3 sizes: Men’s, Women’s & Children’s. I also wanted something that would be fairly quick & easy, but still have some texture. Pom Poms are always a favorite of mine, so there is always the option of adding a faux fur pom pom or making your own yarn pom pom.

Audrey, Designer from Canoe Mountain Designs

To get the Mountain Hope Hat pattern as part of the challenge, Free in exchange for your Pledge to make one, use code “cc2019” through 10/27/19. Click this link HERE to get the pattern.

Canoe Mountain Challenge Hat 2019

Day 25: Sweet Potato Crochet Creations

Today we have a wonderful returning designer, Carol, from Sweet Potato Crochet Creations. She has graciously been a part of the challenge for many years, so please take a minute to follow her at the following links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook

Today Carol is offering the cutest design, the Stay Gold Beanie. This design will be available as part of the challenge (free in exchange for your pledge) through Sunday, October 27, 2019. You can find the pattern by clicking this LINK.

Stay Gold Challenge Hat 2019

Stitch in Progress: Day 26

I am excited to have Stitch in Progress for our featured designer today. She has decided to design her hat and make it black in support of those dealing with Melanoma. Before you grab a copy of the pattern, be sure to follow Stitch in Progress:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

Stitch in Progress is offering the Sweet Adeline Slouchy Hat, doesn’t it look so soft and warm? The Adeline Slouchy hat is available as a design in the Crochet Cancer Challenge (free in exchange for your pledge) through the end of October, 10/31/19. You can get the pattern by clicking HERE.

Pink Crochet Hook Designs: Day 27

We have another returning designer, Pink Crochet Hook Designs and she is offering a very cute hat today. Before I get to that though check out her Instagram page and follow her by clicking HERE.

The Pearls of Hope hat was designed in this striking white to show support for those going through Lung Cancer. The hat is available for FREE as part of the Challenge as long as you Pledge to make one and donate it. Use code CC2019 through the end of today, Sunday October 27, 2019. Get the pattern by clicking HERE.

Still Available, the following designs are still accepting pledges.

Sunflower Cottage Crochet

I am so excited to have another new designer join the challenge this year. I would love to have you follow them on:

Website / Instagram / Facebook

Sunflower Cottage Crochet designed the Samantha’s Hope Beanie just for us. They are giving us through November 16, 2019 to use code “CC2019” for the challenge, you can find the pattern by clicking HERE. The beanie was designed in royal blue to help bring awareness to colon cancer. This hits close to home, please read their full story it is very touching, here are just a few words:

I watched both of my grandparents go through cancer struggles… …and have seen the toll it can take on people. Sara has had an even more up close and personal relationship with it over many years. Here is her story:

https://sunflowercottagecrochet.com/samanthas-hope-crochet-beanie-pattern/
Samantha's Hope Beanie

Crochetverse

I am so excited to have Crochetverse back again this year. Stephanie does such an amazing job, if you don’t follow her on social media you are missing out. Check out her links below:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

Crochetverse is today’s sponsor for the Crochet Cancer Challenge and are offering you all this fun Bee Hopeful Beanie and you can find it HERE. It will be free with your pledge through October 31, 2019. Crochetverse featured gray in her design to help bring awareness to Glioblastoma. Read why this is important to her HERE. But, this isn’t the only hat…. Crochetverse is going all out and offering 4 more designs that were featured in the past years. Grab them all at the end of the blog link HERE.

Challenge hat design by Crochetverse

Stitches N Scraps

Another amazing new designer has joined the team this year, Pia from Stitches in Scraps. I am so excited to be working with her on the Crochet Cancer Challenge. Please take a minute to visit her sites and tell her thanks for joining, you can find her at:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page / Facebook Group

Stitches & Scraps designed this lovely Pearsons Chemo Cap made in a lavender color to help bring awareness to all types of cancer. This hat design will be available as part of the challenge through October 31, 2019. You can find out more about the pattern and her inspiration for her design by clicking this link.

Crochet pattern by Stitch N Scraps

Hooked by Kati

You are going to love today’s design by Hooked by Kati, but before I share her adorable design, take a minute to follow her on social media:

Website / Instagram / Facebook

Now, check out her hat design, Dad’s Plaid Flat Cap! I just love it, such a unique and fun design I know it will be a hit. Check out more details about her pattern and grab it through October 31, 2019 as part of the Crochet Cancer Challenge, just click HERE.

challenge week 3 pattern by Hooked by Kati

Underground Crafter: Day 20 of the Crochet Cancer Challenge

Underground Crafter has been a contributor of the Crochet Cancer Challenge for multiple years now. I really appreciate her support and would love for you to go visit her pages and tell her thank you.

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

I am amazed at the generosity of Underground Crafter. The last couple years she has not given 1 pattern but an entire ebook as part of the challenge. This year 6 hat designs are included for FREE in exchange for your PLEDGE. This offer is good through Sunday October 27, 2019, just use this link to get more info.

Challenge Week 4 Ebook by Underground Crafter

Emerald Stone Hat by Sweet Potato 3

The Emerald Stone Hat by Sweet Potato 3 will be available through October 31, 2019 for Free with code “CC2019”. Find Sweet Potato 3 by clicking on the following links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page / Facebook Group

Find Emerald Stone Hat post and link to pattern by clicking HERE. The Emerald Stone hat is featuring the color for Liver Cancer. Christine’s Uncle passed away 6 years ago from Liver Cancer and this hat is designed in honor of him.

Emerald Stone Crochet Hat Pattern

Check Back Each Day for Updates

We have all of October left for the Crochet Cancer Challenge, check back each day for updates on the hats that are released and designers participating. We would love to see what you make, so please post away on all your social media outlets. Use #CrochetCancerChallenge to help us see how far our challenge is reaching.

Stay up to date on the rest of the month by following the Challenge on Sweet Potato 3’s social media outlets {linked above/at top of post} or by signing up with the newsletter that will be sent out every few days.

Information about the Crochet Cancer Challenge

  • 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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Week 3: Crochet Cancer Challenge 2019

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Bring it on! Week 3 of the Crochet Cancer Challenge is officially underway. We are crocheting so many hats and inspiring one another, you all are so inspirational.

This post is a recap of week 3 and will be updated daily with the days new pattern. I will also keep the current available patterns posted for an easy reference. You can use this link all week long, a new link will be provided beginning Monday October 21, 2019.

Just a friendly little reminder that when you download a pattern for FREE you are pledging to make a minimum of one hat from that pattern to donate to a local Cancer Center or patient.

challenge pledge

Day 14: Sunflower Cottage Crochet

I am so excited to have another new designer join the challenge this year. I would love to have you follow them on:

Website / Instagram / Facebook

Sunflower Cottage Crochet designed the Samantha’s Hope Beanie just for us. They are giving us through November 16, 2019 to use code “CC2019” for the challenge, you can find the pattern by clicking HERE. The beanie was designed in royal blue to help bring awareness to colon cancer. This hits close to home, please read their full story it is very touching, here are just a few words:

I watched both of my grandparents go through cancer struggles… …and have seen the toll it can take on people. Sara has had an even more up close and personal relationship with it over many years. Here is her story:

https://sunflowercottagecrochet.com/samanthas-hope-crochet-beanie-pattern/
Samantha's Hope Beanie

Crochetverse is our Day 15 sponsor

I am so excited to have Crochetverse back again this year. Stephanie does such an amazing job, if you don’t follow her on social media you are missing out. Check out her links below:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

Crochetverse is today’s sponsor for the Crochet Cancer Challenge and are offering you all this fun Bee Hopeful Beanie and you can find it HERE. It will be free with your pledge through October 31, 2019. Crochetverse featured gray in her design to help bring awareness to Glioblastoma. Read why this is important to her HERE. But, this isn’t the only hat…. Crochetverse is going all out and offering 4 more designs that were featured in the past years. Grab them all at the end of the blog link HERE.

Ambassador Crochet is Day 16’s Designer

Ambassador Crochet has been so amazing and has sponsored a day in the Crochet Cancer Challenge since it began 6 years ago. Please take a few minutes to go follow her at:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page / Facebook Group

Ambassador Crochet designed the lovely Keystone Beanie for the challenge. It is available through Oct 20, 2019. Click this link to get more information on the Keystone Hat. Kristine designed her hat in PLUM to show support to the caregivers of those going through Cancer. These workers get overlooked and they must be the strongest and most giving people out there. It is so wonderful to have Ambassador Crochet remind us of that.

Day 17: Stitches in Scraps

Another amazing new designer has joined the team this year, Pia from Stitches in Scraps. I am so excited to be working with her on the Crochet Cancer Challenge. Please take a minute to visit her sites and tell her thanks for joining, you can find her at:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page / Facebook Group

Stitches & Scraps designed this lovely Pearsons Chemo Cap made in a lavender color to help bring awareness to all types of cancer. This hat design will be available as part of the challenge through October 31, 2019. You can find out more about the pattern and her inspiration for her design by clicking this link.

Salty Pearl Crochet: Day 18

I am so excited to have Kati, the designer for Salty Pearl Crochet join our efforts again this year in the challenge. She does such amazing work, you are going to love her design. Check out how to follow her on the following links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

Salty Pearl Crochet designed the Lemons Chemo Cap in a light blue to bring awareness to prostate cancer. This pattern will be free in exchange for your pledge through Sunday October 20, 2019. To get more information click on this link and read more about why this is so personal to Kati and her “Papa Bud”.

SAlty Pearl Crochet

Day 19: Hooked by Kati

You are going to love today’s design by Hooked by Kati, but before I share her adorable design, take a minute to follow her on social media:

Website / Instagram / Facebook

Now, check out her hat design, Dad’s Plaid Flat Cap! I just love it, such a unique and fun design I know it will be a hit. Check out more details about her pattern and grab it through October 31, 2019 as part of the Crochet Cancer Challenge, just click HERE.

Underground Crafter: Day 20 of the Crochet Cancer Challenge

Underground Crafter has been a contributor of the Crochet Cancer Challenge for multiple years now. I really appreciate her support and would love for you to go visit her pages and tell her thank you.

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

I am amazed at the generosity of Underground Crafter. The last couple years she has not given 1 pattern but an entire ebook as part of the challenge. This year 6 hat designs are included for FREE in exchange for your PLEDGE. This offer is good through Sunday October 27, 2019, just use this link to get more info.

Still Available, the following designs are still accepting pledges.

Alex Beanie by Snappy Tots

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page / Facebook Group

Find Snappy Tots featured design, the Alex Beanie, on her website by clicking HERE (good through Sunday Oct 20, 2019). The Alex Beanie was designed in white to help bring awareness to Lung Cancer. Here is a short word about the design:

I chose to design this beanie for a young lady, Alex, who recently lost her grandmother to cancer.

https://snappy-tots.com/alexbeanie/?fbclid=IwAR3FGqWaiC-GT2zX-6DBPmw8TMPSECLG6ai8x6dd2UAr2BQwzdT-2ExD9rs
Snappy Tots Challenge Hat

The Pinky Promise Hat by Ned & Mimi

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

Ned & Mimi designed the Pinky Promise Hat crochet pattern that you can find by clicking HERE. This design is available for Free with your Pledge through Sunday October 19, 2019 with code “CC2019”. Sarah then has offered the pattern for the rest of October for only $1 with the same code. You can probably guess that the Pinky Promise Hat was designed for Breast Cancer, read why this hit so close to home for Sarah:

My Pinky Promise hat is dedicated to my good friend Alice who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the unbelievably young age of 35. 

https://nedandmimi.com/pinky-promise-hat-crochet-pattern/
Pinky Promise Cancer Challenge Hat

Emerald Stone Hat by Sweet Potato 3

The Emerald Stone Hat by Sweet Potato 3 will be available through October 31, 2019 for Free with code “CC2019”. Find Sweet Potato 3 by clicking on the following links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page / Facebook Group

Find Emerald Stone Hat post and link to pattern by clicking HERE. The Emerald Stone hat is featuring the color for Liver Cancer. Christine’s Uncle passed away 6 years ago from Liver Cancer and this hat is designed in honor of him.

Emerald Stone Crochet Hat Pattern

War of Roses Hat by Leesa’s Knotty Corner

The War of the Roses Hat by Leesa’s Knotty Corner will be available through October 20, 2019 with code “CC2019”. You can find Leesa’s Knotty Corner below:

Facebook Page / Instagram

Find the War of Roses Hat HERE. Leesa is a new designer to the Crochet Cancer Challenge and here is a note from her:

I chose testicular cancer because my son has it.  He has been fighting it since January 2010.  He is back to receiving treatment after being in remission for a couple of years.  So, for me this hits very close to home.  
I also lost a grandpa to lung cancer, a grandpa to brain cancer, a grandma to breast cancer, and an Uncle to bone cancer.  Cancer is all around us, not one of us has not had it personally touch our lives.  Even I have had my own battle with cervical cancer, and later pre-cancerous cells in my uterus, ovaries, and cervix that resulted in a radical hysterectomy…but no other treatment, thankfully.

Leesa Nixon, Leesa’s Knotty Corner
Leesa's knotty corner challenge hat

Check Back Each Day for Updates

We have all of October left for the Crochet Cancer Challenge, check back each day for updates on the hats that are released and designers participating. We would love to see what you make, so please post away on all your social media outlets. Use #CrochetCancerChallenge to help us see how far our challenge is reaching.

Stay up to date on the rest of the month by following the Challenge on Sweet Potato 3’s social media outlets {linked above/at top of post} or by signing up with the newsletter that will be sent out every few days.

Information about the Crochet Cancer Challenge

  • 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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Week 2: Crochet Cancer Challenge 2019

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We are embarking on our 2nd week of the Crochet Cancer Challenge and I am in awe of all of you. The energy you have brought, the stories you have shared, the hats you are all making is so inspiring. Thank you to each and everyone of you for taking on the Challenge.

Just a friendly little reminder that when you download a pattern for FREE you are pledging to make a minimum of one hat from that pattern to donate to a local Cancer Center or patient.

challenge pledge

Challenge Day 7: Snappy Tots

Introducing the Alex Beanie by Snappy Tots. Find Snappy Tots online at:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page / Facebook Group

And find her featured design, the Alex Beanie, on her website by clicking HERE (good through Sunday Oct 20, 2019). The Alex Beanie was designed in white to help bring awareness to Lung Cancer. Here is a short word about the design:

I chose to design this beanie for a young lady, Alex, who recently lost her grandmother to cancer.

https://snappy-tots.com/alexbeanie/?fbclid=IwAR3FGqWaiC-GT2zX-6DBPmw8TMPSECLG6ai8x6dd2UAr2BQwzdT-2ExD9rs
Snappy Tots Challenge Hat

Day 8: Endless Crochet Creations

Check out the Tracy Textured hat crochet pattern by Endless Crochet Creations. If you want to check out Endless Crochet Creations check out her social media links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

Then follow this link to get the Tracy Textured hat pattern for FREE (only through Sunday October 13, 2019) in exchange for your pledge. Take a minute to ready why Tammy made her hat in grey and why the challenge is so personal to her.

The Tracy Textured Hats are full of texture, just what my sister likes. I am sure the hats would look fabulous in a wide range of colours, however I used Gray as this is the colour that represents Brain Cancers.

https://endlesscrochetcreations.com/crochet-cancer-challenge-2019/

Challenge Day 9: Darcy’s Crochet Creations

Darcy’s Crochet Creations designed the Calilosh Crochet Hat for the Challenge. Check out the following links to follow the designer.

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

To grab your copy of the Calilosh Crochet Hat pattern for FREE (good through Sunday Oct 13, 2019), just PLEDGE to make one to donate to a cancer center or patient- click this link. Like all the designs, use code “CC2019”. Darcy designed this hat and made it in pink for personal reasons:

I chose to write a pattern to honor all of the people who have fought or are currently fighting breast cancer. This is a subject very near and dear to me. You see, I have 5 women in my life who are very important to me that either have or are fighting breast cancer. 

http://darcyscrochetcreations.weebly.com/my-blog-of-crochet-lessons-and-loves/2019-crochet-cancer-challenge

Day 10 of the Crochet Cancer Challenge : L’amas De Laine

The Invincible Beanie is a beautiful design by L’amas de Laine, she has some amazing designs, check them out at the links below:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

The invincible hat is a participating pattern (free) through Sunday October 13, 2019 and can be found by clicking this link. It was made in this lovely light blue color because it is the color of the Prostate cancer awareness ribbon. This hits very close to home for Sandra:

You see, my dad, on the picture, is a prostate cancer survivor. It was several years ago but I can still remember the shock I had when I received the news. The big and scary C…. Cancer. I thought: How could this happen? 

https://lamasdelaine.com/2019/10/10/cancer-challenge-2019/

Crochet Cancer Challenge Day 11: Two Brother’s Blanket

Michelle from Two Brothers Blankets has been a featured designer of the Crochet Cancer Challenge since it began. She is amazing to work with, follow her at the following link:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page / Facebook Group

The Joey Hat is made in teal to promote awareness to Cervical Cancer. It is available for as a Challenge hat (for free) through Sunday October 13, 2019. You can read more about the design and the challenge by clicking HERE:

I named this hat the Joey Hat in memory of  Joey Feek, a country singer who passed away after a hard battle with cervical cancer. Her story and strength inspired me so much. 

https://www.twobrothersblankets.com/joey-hat-crochet-cancer-challenge-2019/
Two Brothers Cancer Challenge

Crochet Cancer Challenge Day 12: Ned & Mimi

I am so excited to have Ned & Mimi join the Crochet Cancer Challenge this year, they have been so wonderful to work with. Please check out their designs and follow them on:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

Ned & Mimi designed the Pinky Promise Hat crochet pattern that you can find by clicking HERE. This design is available for Free with your Pledge through Sunday October 13, 2019 with code “CC2019”. Sarah then has offered the pattern for the rest of October for only $1 with the same code. You can probably guess that the Pinky Promise Hat was designed for Breast Cancer, read why this hit so close to home for Sarah:

My Pinky Promise hat is dedicated to my good friend Alice who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the unbelievably young age of 35. 

https://nedandmimi.com/pinky-promise-hat-crochet-pattern/
Pinky Promise Cancer Challenge Hat

Day 13 of the Crochet Cancer Challenge: The Yarn that Binds Us

I was so excited to have The Yarn That Binds Us join the Challenge this year. Her hat design is so amazing, make sure you follow Jenna, the designer, at the following links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

You know the drill by now 🙂 Get the Vera Hat (which can be found by clicking HERE) for Free in exchange for your Pledge. This design is good for Free for today only, Sunday October 13, 2019. Use code “CC2019”. Jenna designed the Vera Beanie in this beautiful gold color to bring awareness to childhood cancers.

Still Available, the following designs are still accepting pledges.

Emerald Stone Hat by Sweet Potato 3

The Emerald Stone Hat by Sweet Potato 3 will be available through October 31, 2019 for Free with code “CC2019”. Find Sweet Potato 3 by clicking on the following links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page / Facebook Group

Find Emerald Stone Hat post and link to pattern by clicking HERE. The Emerald Stone hat is featuring the color for Liver Cancer. Christine’s Uncle passed away 6 years ago from Liver Cancer and this hat is designed in honor of him.

Emerald Stone Crochet Hat Pattern

War of Roses Hat by Leesa’s Knotty Corner

The War of the Roses Hat by Leesa’s Knotty Corner will be available through October 20, 2019 with code “CC2019”. You can find Leesa’s Knotty Corner below:

Facebook Page / Instagram

Find the War of Roses Hat HERE. Leesa is a new designer to the Crochet Cancer Challenge and here is a note from her:

I chose testicular cancer because my son has it.  He has been fighting it since January 2010.  He is back to receiving treatment after being in remission for a couple of years.  So, for me this hits very close to home.  
I also lost a grandpa to lung cancer, a grandpa to brain cancer, a grandma to breast cancer, and an Uncle to bone cancer.  Cancer is all around us, not one of us has not had it personally touch our lives.  Even I have had my own battle with cervical cancer, and later pre-cancerous cells in my uterus, ovaries, and cervix that resulted in a radical hysterectomy…but no other treatment, thankfully.

Leesa Nixon, Leesa’s Knotty Corner
Leesa's knotty corner challenge hat

The Whirlwind Hat by Creations by Courtney

The Whirlwind Hat by Creations by Courtney is available through October 14, 2019. Use code “CC2019” at checkout to get it free in exchange for your pledge. You can find Creations by Courtney below:

Website / Instagram / Faceboook Page

Find the Whirlwind Hat by clicking HERE

Whirlwind Challenge Hat pattern

Check Back Each Day for Updates

We have all of October left for the Crochet Cancer Challenge, check back each day for updates on the hats that are released and designers participating. We would love to see what you make, so please post away on all your social media outlets. Use #CrochetCancerChallenge to help us see how far our challenge is reaching.

Stay up to date on the rest of the month by following the Challenge on Sweet Potato 3’s social media outlets {linked above/at top of post} or by signing up with the newsletter that will be sent out every few days.

More details about the Crochet Cancer Challenge

  • 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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Summer Daze Wrap: Crochet Patterns

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Some Days you just need an extra layer for just a little extra warmth. Well, the Summer Daze Wrap is one of those key pieces you need in your wardrobe. It adds a touch of warmth, but not too much, sounds like that could be the best accessory this year!

Summer Daze Wrap

I designed this Wrap a few years ago, but it just never felt like it was complete or quite fit my style. I had a skein of Lion Brand Mandala sitting around and I was trying to decide what to make with it. My daughter had been begging me for a lightweight poncho style wrap. This is when it dawned on me to re-make my Summer Daze Wrap in her size!

I instantly knew that it was going to be fabulous with the natural color changes of the Mandala yarn. The light weight (#3) yarn allows the wrap to have a nice drape to it. It is crocheted with easy and basic stitches but has a very intricate look to it.

The pattern comes is so many size you can make them for nearly anyone.

  • Children’s Sizes: 2-4 years old / 5-7 years old / 8-10 years old / 11-12 years old
  • Adult Sizes: Small / Medium / Large / X-Large

Grab Your Copy of the Summer Daze Wrap Pattern

You can get your copy of the Summer Daze Wrap (the pattern includes all sizes for children and women). Get your copy on the sites below:

More Designs you might like

If you like the Summer Daze Wrap you may also like these shawl and wrap designs from Sweet Potato 3.

  • The Whispering Willows Poncho HERE
  • Cross My Heart Triangle Shawl and/or Vest HERE
  • The Herringbone Chevron Mommy & Me Poncho Set HERE

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Week 1: Crochet Cancer Challenge

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Thank you so much for checking back in to see the designs that have been part of the Crochet Cancer Challenge Week 1. We are off to an amazing start but it is no surprise when you see how great the designs have been.

For the challenge week 1 hat designs, you have through Sunday October 6, 2019 to PLEDGE to get your patterns for FREE. To pledge just download the pattern, make a hat and donate that hat to a cancer patient or cancer center nearby.

challenge pledge

Everyone, of the designers below, have taken the time to design, photograph, test and publish their designs. This is a big commitment and is extremely generous of them. I ask that you take a few minutes of your day and send them a quick “thank you” note. Trust me, it will make their day!

Day 1 of the Challenge: Sweet Potato 3

The Emerald Stone Hat by Sweet Potato 3. Find Sweet Potato 3 by clicking on the following links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page / Facebook Group

Find Emerald Stone Hat post and link to pattern by clicking HERE (code “cc2019” good through 10/31/19). The Emerald Stone hat is featuring the color for Liver Cancer. Christine’s Uncle passed away 6 years ago from Liver Cancer and this hat is designed in honor of him.

Emerald Stone Crochet Hat Pattern

Sincerely Pam is sponsoring Day 2:

The Fighter/Survivor Graph Beanie by Sincerely Pam. Find Sincerely Pam by clicking on the following links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook page

Find the Fighter/Survivor Graph Beanie post and link to pattern by clicking HERE (code “cc2019” good through 10/6/19). A short note about the design:

In honor of my Dad’s diagnosis, battle, and recovery, I have designed these hats for him. The awareness ribbon color for stomach and esophageal cancer is periwinkle. 

http://www.sincerelypam.com/fighter-survivor-graph-beanies-cancer-challenge-2019/
Cancer Challenge

Day 3 is featuring a hat by Muki Crafts:

The Frisky Hat by Muki Crafts. Find Muki Crafts by clicking on the following links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook page

Find the Frisky Hat pattern by clicking HERE (code “cc2019” only good through 10/6/2019). Maarja wanted to focus on Leukemia because most of her crochet designs are centered around children. The awareness color for Leukemia is orange.

Challenge Day 4 is Crystalized Designs

The Nancy Beanie by Crystalized Designs. You can find Crystalized Designs by clicking on the following links:

Website / Instagram / Facebook Page

Find the Nancy Beanie pattern by clicking HERE (code “cc2019” good through 10/6/2019). The Nancy Beanie was designed in honor of Crystal’s Mom who fought Stomach Cancer, so her design features the color peach. Reach more about her story and inspiration on her blog HERE.

Day 5 of the Challenge: Leesa’s Knotty Corner

The War of the Roses Hat by Leesa’s Knotty Corner. You can find Leesa’s Knotty Corner below:

Facebook Page / Instagram

Find the War of Roses Hat HERE. Leesa has graciously offered her design for FREE during the entire month of October (use same code of “CC2019”-good through 10/20/2019). Leesa is a new designer to the Crochet Cancer Challenge and here is a note from her:

I chose testicular cancer because my son has it.  He has been fighting it since January 2010.  He is back to receiving treatment after being in remission for a couple of years.  So, for me this hits very close to home.  
I also lost a grandpa to lung cancer, a grandpa to brain cancer, a grandma to breast cancer, and an Uncle to bone cancer.  Cancer is all around us, not one of us has not had it personally touch our lives.  Even I have had my own battle with cervical cancer, and later pre-cancerous cells in my uterus, ovaries, and cervix that resulted in a radical hysterectomy…but no other treatment, thankfully.

Leesa Nixon, Leesa’s Knotty Corner

And the Grand Finale this week at day 6 is, Creations by Courtney

The Whirlwind Hat by Creations by Courtney. You can find Creations by Courtney below:

Website / Instagram / Faceboook Page

Find the Whirlwind Hat HERE (code “cc2019” is good through 10/12/2019): Courtney says

Lavender was chosen for this hat to represent all forms of cancer as it has or will impact every person. 

https://creationsbycourtney.com/product/whirlwind-hat/

Keep Checking Back

All these beautiful designs are in the challenge week 1. But wait, we have all of October left for the Crochet Cancer Challenge, check back each day for updates on the hats that are released and designers participating.

We would love to see the hats you make from the first weeks challenge. Please post away on all your social media outlets. Use #CrochetCancerChallenge to help us see how far our challenge is reaching.

Stay up to date on the rest of the month by following the Challenge on Sweet Potato 3’s social media outlets {linked above/at top of post} or by signing up with the newsletter that will be sent out every few days.

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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Emerald Stone Crochet Hat Pattern

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We are entering into the month of October and that means so much to me. October is Cancer Awareness Month. Many of us have unfortunately been touched by this horrible issue in our lives. Unfortunately, I lost a wonderful and amazing uncle 6 years ago to cancer. The Emerald Stone Hat was designed in honor of my uncle.

Emerald Liver Cancer Awareness

This year I wanted to focus on Liver Cancer in my hat design, the color of the awareness ribbon for liver cancer is, emerald. I find the emerald color beautiful. It is deep, rich in color and striking to look at. The meaning behind the emerald brings the color more meaning as well.

The emerald psychological benefits: brings courage to face difficult trials, eases feelings of worry, enhances the benefits of reuniting with loved ones.

https://www.karmaweather.com/astrology-gemstones-crystals
Emerald of Hope

Explaining it a little further:

Called the “Stone of Successful Love,” Its soothing energy provides healing to all levels of the being, bringing freshness and vitality to the spirit. A stone of inspiration and infinite patience, it embodies unity, compassion and unconditional love.

www.crystalvaults.com

Emerald Stone Hat

The Emerald Stone Hat, was made in a beautiful “emerald” color. While I was working up the stitches I kept thinking the design was looking like stones in a river bed. I find rivers to be peaceful and soothing to the soul. Emerald Stone Hat was easy to name due to the look and meaning behind the Emerald Stone and the connection to Liver Cancer and honoring my uncle.

Emerald STone Hat

The Emerald Stone crochet hat pattern comes in 3 sizes: child (3-12 years old), youth/womens, and adult/mens. Easily customize the hat with an oversized button or attach a pom to the top for a more youthful look.

Get the Emerald Stone Hat FREE

As part of the 2019 Crochet Cancer Challenge you can get a copy of the Emerald Stone Hat pattern for FREE. However, if you download a copy of the pattern, it is your PLEDGE to make a hat to donate to a local Cancer Center and/or patient. Grab your copy of the Emerald Stone Crochet Hat Pattern for FREE during the entire month of October on Ravelry. You must use the code “CC2019” at checkout, please make sure the discount applies before you order. Remember your FREE download is your PLEDGE to donate a minimum of 1 hat from the pattern by the end of 2019. To make a Pledge, get your copy of the pattern, HERE.

Use #CrochetCancerChallenge

To help spread the word about the Crochet Cancer Challenge we need your help. Please make your hats from the designs and post to your social media outlets. Use #CrochetCancerChallenge when posting on facebook, instagram, pinterest, twitter or anything else. Also, tag the designers who gave you the pattern to use. We all love a little love on social media and may even share your project on our page.

More links about the Cancer Challenge are below:

  1. Cancer Challenge Introduction, what is it, click HERE.
  2. What type of hat should I make, what sizes and where should I get the patterns, click HERE
  3. What type of yarn is recommended for the hats, click HERE
  4. Where should I donate my hats, click HERE
  5. A fun “start early” project you can add to your hats, click HERE
  6. Challenge others to join and more fun information, click HERE

Stay Up To Date on the Cancer Challenge

Each day during the month of October a new designer will feature a hat for FREE in exchange for your pledge {just like I did}. If you want to make sure you stay up to date on the cancer Challenge this year and see all 31 designs all month long, make sure you either follow Sweet Potato 3 on facebook {click HERE} and/or join my Crochet & Conversations group on facebook, {click HERE}. There will be daily posts all month long featuring the designers and their new hat designs. Or you can sign up for my newsletter that will go out a few times each week:

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Crochet from a Graph: learn today

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I am hosting a LIVE session in my Crochet & Conversations group about how to crochet from a chart! That’s right. I have received so many requests regarding this topic. I finally decided it was time to sit down and do some show & tell.

Where can I watch the LIVE video?

The Facebook LIVE will be hosted in my Crochet & Conversations group on Facebook. This is a fun and interactive group of fellow crocheters. We chat about, post about, and see everything about crochet. We support one another and cheer one another on as we learn new things. That is why this session will be hosting in this supportive group. You can join now by clicking HERE.

pattern group

What do I need?

The LIVE session will be visual based. But, you are welcome to work along with me as I show the details. I will be working slow so you can see each step of the way. If this is your very first time trying to crochet from a chart it may be helpful to just watch and then watch the replay and work along side me.

All you will need to work along with me is some small amounts of yarn. A smaller crochet hook, I will probably be using a Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm) and a crochet graph to work off of. I have created a small graph that goes with the upcoming holiday to practice with. Click this link to download and print an easy crochet Jack-O-Lantern graph to try out.


Let me know how it goes

I would love to hear how your progress is going with this new skill set. There are so many amazing patterns that are worked using charts. Knowing how to crochet from a graph will allow you to crochet from so many more patterns, you will be very thankful once you have it mastered.

Want to Try a Bigger Project?

One of my best selling patterns uses this crocheting from a graph method. It also will use the same stitches that I showed in my LIVE tutorial so you can see how I worked it up. Check out my Deerly Beloved Blanket by clicking this LINK.

Deerly Beloved Blanket

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Knot Your Average Bag – Crochet Pattern

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Using the traditional Japanese Style Bag to design the latest crochet pattern from Sweet Potato 3, I am excited to share with you the, “Knot Your Average Bag”. A fun and unique style combined with some super fun stitches that look like bows or diamonds or just a whimsical design.

Knot Crochet Bag Pattern

Knot Your Average Bag designed Just for YOU

The style of this handbag design was a special request. A member in the Crochet & Conversations FB group (Join HERE) requested a traditional Knot Bag. When she suggested this knot style bag I knew it had to be designed and it had to be fun. My hope is that that this crochet pattern inspires you to “make one just for yourself”! Many crocheters never crochet anything for themselves, but this project was designed just for you <3

Where did you find that Yarn?

Made in a worsted weight yarn the Knot Your Average Bag works up with about 400 yards of your favorite yarn. Finding a yarn that is ideal for a crochet bag can be a challenge. I was lucky enough to have a few hanks of Cloudborn Superwash Merino Worsted yarn sent to me and I knew it was going to be perfect for the Knot Your Average Bag pattern.

Shop the entire line, all 34 colors, of Cloudborn Superwash Merino Worsted yarn to find your perfect color (affiliate link): HERE

What makes the Design Unique

Featuring two straps of varying lengths is the key to the Knot Your Average Bag design. Simply pull the longer strap through the short strap and it naturally closes and opens with ease. A short strap acts as the closure. While the longer strap is the handle. You can easily customize this for your ideal bag. Leave the handle short to use as a wristlet. A medium length is great for a traditional handbag as shown in the modeled photos. Crochet the strap extra long for a cross body bag. The options are endless.

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2019 Crochet Cancer Challenge

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Mark Your Calendars! Grab Your STASH!

The 2019 Cancer Challenge is almost here….

October is Cancer Awareness Month. The 2019 Crochet Cancer Challenge will be the 6th annual event and trust me, this is gearing up for the best year ever!  

Crochet Cancer Challenge

Each year the challenge is essentially the same with some small changes. The goal is the same:

We (all the designers participating) are calling all crocheters out there to pledge to crochet as many hats as possible. Crochet the hats from our newly released patterns that we are offering for free in exchange for your donation of that hat to a cancer patient or cancer center near you. This will reach so many corners around the world and will touch so many people during a very challenging time in their lives.

Sound Fun and Want More Details? 

Many / Most of us have been affected by cancer in some way. It is difficult to see someone go through cancer and/or chemotherapy. But with a community standing beside them makes the battle slightly less daunting.   In honor of my Uncle Jeff, who lost his battle in September of 2014, I am hosting the 6th annual Cancer Challenge.  

Crochet Cancer Challenge

How does the Crochet Cancer Challenge work?

It is pretty simple and straight forward. I am asking all of you crocheters out there, to help make hats for cancer patients and cancer survivors. The hats can be made for someone you know, someone your friends know, a co-worker, teacher, neighbor, or even a complete stranger. You can make as many hats as you can and donate them to your local cancer center. If a cancer center is not in your area you can contact me and and I can help you find a place or organization to send them to.

How long does the crochet cancer challenge last?

Crochet Cancer Challenge Month Calandar

The challenge will begin October 1 and run through October 31. Each day of the month there will be a featured designer who will offer a FREE hat pattern in exchange for your pledge to make a hat to donate. That is 31 Free Hat Patterns as long as you promise to Donate 31 Hats. To keep everyone on track I am asking that all pledges be fulfilled by the end of 2019.

Stay tuned!

Sign up to follow by email (sign up below), this way you won’t miss any posts, updates, or patterns during the Challenge. More information will be posted over the next couple weeks. I will be highlighting the following topics and will add links as a reference once they have been posted:

Information Links for the Cancer Challenge

  1. What type of hat should I make, what sizes and where should I get the patterns, click HERE
  2. What type of yarn is recommended for the hats, click HERE
  3. Where should I donate my hats, click HERE
  4. A fun “start early” project you can add to your hats, click HERE
  5. Challenge others to join and more fun information, click HERE

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Mountain Peaks Mitts – crochet pattern

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I love seeing beautiful Mountain Peaks silhouetting against a stunning sky. It is so majestic and brings a sense of peace to me.

Mountain peaks
Photo by Samuel Ferrara on Unsplash

That beauty is what inspired me to design the Mountain Peaks Crochet Mitts. Sitting at the base of a majestic mountain with a chill in the air and some warm mitts on keeping me nice and toasty.

I was so excited to create these mitts in a super soft Cloudborn Superwash Merino DK yarn. The yarn is a perfect weight for mitts, they are not bulky at all and are a comfortable fit. The Mountain Peaks Mitt pattern comes with 3 adult sizes, so you can make a pair that will fit perfect.

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Order your copy of the Mountain Peaks Mitts in a KIT

There are a few ways to get the Mountain Peaks Mitts crochet pattern. You can purchase the pattern in a kit format! The kit will include the pattern and the Cloudborn Superwash Merino Yarn, choose from 33 different colors. Order the kit through BluPrint, HERE. You can also become a member of BluPrint and get an additional 15% off along with other member benefits, read more details about a membership option, HERE.

Do you want just the pattern

To get the Mountain Peaks Mitt Pattern and pick out your own yarn of choice, grab the pattern in any of my shops:

Oh, I Love the Yarn used in the Photos

Do you LOVE the Cloudborn Superwash Merino DK yarn as much as I do? I bet you would love to order some extra skeins for more mitts or different project. Use my affiliate link to order more yarn. I get a small kickback so appreciate you using this link, check out all 33 colors HERE.

Other Fingerless Mitts you may like:

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Deep Waters Prayer Shawl CAL

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During the month of September, I will be hosting a Crochet Along. The Crochet Along will feature a Prayer Shawl with beautiful textures and natural color changes.

The design of the prayer shawl is to be appealing to the eye. It has a subtle pattern change within the color changes. The stitches create a top that gives you the warmth your body needs. While the lower portion of the shawl is an open, flowy stitch that provides a beautiful drape and open look. I just love the design and hope you do to.

What is a Prayer Shawl?

You may be asking yourself, What is a Prayer Shawl. I found this beautiful description from the Lion Brand website:

Prayer shawl. Peace shawl. Comfort shawl. Mantle. Whatever name you give them, they serve the same purpose. These are a wearable hug crafted with love and intent from maker to recipient. Whether it be personal words, verse, song, prayer, mantra, or something else, it is these thoughts imbued in the shawl with each stitch that make them what they are.

Lion Brand Website ( http://www.lionbrand.com/blog/what-is-a-prayer-shawl/ )

I couldn’t have explained it better myself. It’s a “Wearable Hug” that has been crocheted, with thoughts and prayers, of the recipient through the entire process of making the shawl. For this design, that process will include a crochet along format.

What is a Crochet Along?

A crochet along, also known as a CAL, is a group of people who work on making the same project together at the same pace. The wonderful part about online, is that we can do this with a larger group of people who enjoy our same craft of crochet. We have the ability to show our progress with one another and cheer each other on, all while being in the comfort of our own homes.

Deep Waters Prayer Shawl CAL Schedule

  • Tuesday, Sept 3: CAL released, once purchased you will receive the supply list
  • Sept 3-9: This is your time to get all your supplies ready to begin, it’s fun, pick out some fun colors and share them within the CAL group.
  • Tuesday, Sept 10: Section 1 of the CAL will be released, I will do a LIVE Session to show you step by step how to complete this section
  • Thursday, Sept 12: Section 2 will be released, I will do a LIVE Session
  • Monday, Sept 16: Section 3 will be released, I will do a LIVE Session
  • Wednesday, Sept 18: Section 4 will be released
  • Monday, Sept 23: Section 5 will be released, I will do a LIVE Session
  • Sept 24-30: Post your Final Prayer Shawl photos so everyone can drool over how lovely they are

What Group will the LIVE Sessions be in?

I have an amazing Crochet & Conversations group on facebook that I host. I will be going LIVE in this group and this is also where you can post your progress photos, ask questions, and converse about the CAL. You can join the group by asking to join HERE.

CAL

I will also be hosting this same CAL in the Christian Crochet Group. Again, I’d love for you to join and share your progress photos, ask questions, and enjoy the company of others in that group. You can join the Christian Crochet Group HERE.

Supplies for the Prayer Shawl CAL

You will need to purchase the pattern (check my groups for a discount code). The pattern will be available on Ravelry, HERE. Updates will also come through Ravelry. The supplies are pretty simple:

  • Hook size J (6.00 mm)
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (#4) – Sample made in: Sprightly. Sprightly has many colors to choose from, you may purchase through my affiliate link HERE
  • C1 (color 1): Silver Grey shown in sample – 525 yards
  • C2 (color 2): Ocean shown in sample – 470 yards
  • C3 (color 3): Navy shown in sample – 400 yards
  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

How to Join the Deep Waters Prayer Shawl CAL

To join the Deep Waters Prayer Shawl Crochet Along, simple purchase the pattern on Ravelry, HERE. Get the pattern for 50% off, no code needed. The discount will be applied at checkout and will be good through September 24, 2019.

I hope to see you in the groups and am even more excited to see your finished Deep Waters Prayer Shawl.

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