Monday, December 8, 2014

Santa Cup Cozy - Free Pattern!

We are getting down to the last minute for craft fairs and gifts.  Today is the craft fair here at work.  My friend and I have crocheted about thirty cup cozies with the thought that they are simple gifts with a lot of personality.  In our fever to make them all, I found myself swamped with IDEAS and one stood out from the bunch.  Meet the Santa Cup Cozy!

Santa Cup Cozy from Tw-In Stitches Blog


I knew I wanted to make something Santa-ish, but I could not fine the right pattern.  Then, yesterday, I had a flash of inspiration.  I'm sharing it with you because I love it so much!

You will need the following SUPPLIES:

Worsted weight yarn in 3 colors; white, red, and a color for skin.  I've used buff here.
An H (5.00 mm) hook
Two black buttons
One button for a nose
Tapestry needle
Black thread
white thread or color for nose

Stitches:

slip stich
single crochet
bobble stitch (Click here for a video by Moogly)

Pattern:

This pattern is worked in the round in rows.

With red yarn, chain 29.  Slip stitch to first chain to form a loop, being careful not to twist the chain. Chain 1.

Row 1: Single crochet in each stitch around.  Join to the top of the first SC. Chain 1.

Row 2: Single crochet in each stitch around. Join to the top of the first SC. Fasten off.

Row 3: Switching to white yarn join and chain 1. Single crochet in each stitch around. Join to the top of the first SC. Chain 1.

Row 4: Single crochet in each of the next 12 stitches. *Slip stitch into the next stitch and chain 10. Working back along the chain, crochet 2 single crochets in each chain back to the initial slip stitch. Single crochet into the same stitch as the slip stitch. * Repeat from * to * three more times. Single crochet in each of the next 12 stitches. Join to the top of the first SC.

Row 5: Single crochet in each stitch around. Join to the top of the first SC. Fasten off.

Row 6: Switch to the flesh colored yarn, join, and chain 1. Single crochet in each stitch around. Join to the top of the first SC. Chain 1.

Row 7-11: Single crochet in each stitch around.  Join to the top of the first SC. Chain 1.
At the end of row 11, Fasten off.

Row 12: Switch to white yarn, join, and chain 1. Single crochet in each stitch around.  Join to the top of the first SC. Chain 1.

Row 13: Single crochet in the first stitch.  Bobble Stitch in the next. *Single crochet in the next. Bobble Stitch in the next.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first single crochet.

Row 14: Single crochet in each stitch around.  Join to the top of the first SC. Fasten off.

Row 15: Switch to the red yarn, join, and chain 1. Single crochet in each stitch around.  Join to the top of the first SC. Chain 1.

Row 16 Single crochet in each stitch around.  Join to the top of the first SC. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Sew your button for the nose in the flesh colored yarn.  Attach the buttons for the eyes.

I love the 3D effect of this cozy!

Enjoy!

P.S. If you like the Cup Cozy insert, you can find it a the Frogging Along blog here.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Toasty Warm Ponytail Hat Pattern - Just $1!

For the first time, I am offering my Toasty Warm Ponytail Hat Pattern for just $1!  This hat can be made in about an hour using Loops & Threads Charisma yarn or any other bulky yarn.  It is perfect for runners or anyone in your family who likes to wear a beanie but struggles with a ponytail + hat combination.






You can get your Toasty Warm Ponytail Hat pattern on Ravelry right now!  Click the link below to get your pattern.  This sale will be open from now until midnight December 2, 2014!

Toasty Warm Ponytail Hat on Ravelry


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Cross Your Heart Infinity Scarf - Free Pattern

I hope you are enjoying the Cross Your Heart water bottle cover pattern!  I just love the Cross Your Heart stitch and I've been experimenting with ways to wear it.  I have a couple of patterns in the works and I've decided to share one of them with you.


Cross Your Heart Infinity scarf


Supplies:


Red Heart with Love yarn (Iris)
K Hook (6.5 mm)
tapestry needle

Pattern:


Chain 142 (Child), 166 (adult), or a multiple of 3 plus 1. Carefully join to the first chain to complete the loop (Or, if you are like me, you can wait to join until the end of Row 1.  I'm nervous about twisting the chain!)

Row 1: HDC in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across. Slip stitch to the top of the first HDC to join.  (If you did not join the beginning chain, you can do so now using your tapestry needle or wait until the end.)

Row 2: Chain 5 (counts as 1 DC and 2 chains. Skip back one stitch. HDC in the previous stitch (1 Cross cluster created). * Skip forward past 2 empty stitches.  1 DC in the next stitch. Chain 2. HDC back into the previous skipped stitch. * Repeat from * to * around. Slip stitch into the top of the chain 2 from the first cross cluster to join.









Row 3: Chain 5 (counts as 1 DC and 2 chains). 1 HDC into the chain 2 space in the previous cross cluster (back to the right). Skip forward to the next empty chain 2 space. (This is the next chain 2 space past the one you crocheted the original DC in).   1 DC, chain 2 in that space.  1 HDC back into the chain 2 space in the previous cross cluster.  Repeat from * to * around, ending with a DC into the chain 2 space from the first cluster, chain 2,  1 HDC back into the previous chain 2.  Slip stitch into the top of the chain 2 from the previous cross cluster to join.

Rows 4-10: Repeat Row 3.  You can also continue to repeat Row 3 if you would like a thicker scarf.

Row 11: Chain 1. 2 HDC in each Chain 2 space and 1 HDC in the space between.  Repeat around.  Join to the top of the first HDC. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Depending on your tension, you may need to block your scarf.  Never fear!  A bit of cold water and a towel will help you to shape your scarf.

If you like this pattern, please add it to your Ravelry queue!  Click here:  Cross Your Heart Infinity Scarf on Ravelry.



I hope you enjoy this scarf as much as I love mine!