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American Crochet Blog by Mistie Bush - 3d ago

My mom has a fetish for bags, so this year I decided to make her a sturdy tote bag. Now she can carry this Smores Tote with her wherever she goes. If I am lucky this will keep her from trying to take my tote bags. LOL This multi-purpose bag is great for everyday use as it is a solid bag without holes for small items to fall out.  It would be good for work, school, beach, or shopping trips as small items will not fall out. You can even line the bag with your favorite material if you would like. I haven’t completely decided yet but I may add the lining with a few pockets to my mom’s bag. Enjoy!

I’m excited to be participating in the 2019 Celebrate Mom Blog Hop hosted by Pattern Paradise! Each day in May, a different crochet designer will be featured and share a new free pattern with you! There are lots of fun prizes too, so come join the fun! For the list of designers and all the details, go to this post >> 2019 Celebrate Mom Blog Hop & Giveaway<< 

Thank you to everyone who helped name this tote bag!

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Level of Difficulty
Beginner/Intermediate

Yarn – Bernat Handicrafter Cotton #4, 400 yds in Warm Brown and 320 yds in Sand Dune
Hook and Notions – Hook: I/9 (5.5mm), scissors, stitch markers, and yarn needle

Measurement
15 inches across and 17 inches top to bottom excluding handles

Gauge:  7 sts = 2 inches

Abbreviations
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
BLO = back loop only
BPdc = back post double crochet
FPdc = front post double crochet

Special Stitches
Back Post Double Crochet (BPDC):  Back post stitches are recessed crochet stitches on the surface of the fabric facing you.  You will need a row of stitches to work around to start the BP stitch. A post stitch is shorter than a normal stitch, you make the turning chain with one chain stitch less than the normal turning chain requires.

  1. Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from back to front between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below. (The hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the double crochet that you’re working around.)
  2. Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch.  You now have 3 loops on the hook.
  3. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice.  One back post double crochet (BP dc) is complete.

Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC):  Front post stitches are raised crochet stitches on the surface of the fabric facing you.  You will need a row of stitches to work around to start the FP stitch. A post stitch is shorter than a normal stitch, you make the turning chain with one chain stitch less than the normal turning chain requires.

  1. Yarn over (yarn over) and insert your hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below. (The hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the double crochet that you’re working around.)
  2. Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch. You now have 3 loops on the hook.
  3. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice. One front post double crochet (FPdc) is complete.

Notes
With this tote bag I chose to use Bernat Handricrafter Cotton out of my stash yarn.
Chain 1 at beginning of rounds does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated.

Instructions

Working with Color A, Chain 24
Round 1(RS): Sc in 2nd chain from hook and in next 21 chains, work 3 sc in the last chain, working on opposite side of starting chains, sc in free loops of next 21 chains, work 2 sc in last chain; join with a slip stitch into 1st sc. (48 sts)

Round 2: Chain 1, work 3 sc in same stitch as join, *sc in next 21 sts, work 3 sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch,* work 3 sc in next stitch, repeat from * to * once; join with a slip stitch into 1st sc. (56 sts)

Round 3: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as join, *work 3 sc in next stitch, sc in next 23 stitches, work 3 sc in next stitch,* sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from *to* once, sc in last 2 stitches; join with a slip stitch into 1st sc. (64 sts)

Round 4: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as join and in next stitch, *work 3 sc in next stitch, sc in next 25 stitches, work 3 sc in next stitch,* sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from *to* once, sc in the last 3 stitches; join with a slip stitch into 1st sc. (72 sts)

Round 5: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as join and in next 2 stitches, *work 3 sc in next stitches, sc in next 27 stitches, work 3 sc in next stitch,* sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from *to* once, sc in the last 4 stitches; join with a slip stitch into 1st sc. (80 sts)

Round 6: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as join and in next 3 stitches, *work 3 sc in next stitch, sc in next 29 stitchess, work 3 sc in next stitch,* sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from *to* once, then sc in last 5 stitches; join with slip stitch into 1st sc. (88 sts)

Round 7: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as join and in next 4 stitches, *work 3 sc in next stitch, sc in next 31 stitches, work 3 sc in next stitch,* sc in next 11 stitches, repeat from *to* once, then sc in last 6 stitches; join with slip stitch into 1st sc. (96 sts)

Round 8: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as join and in next 5 stitches, *work 3 sc in next stitch, sc in next 33 stitches, work 3 sc in next stitch,* sc in next 13 stitches, repeat from *to* once, then sc in last 7 stitches; join with slip stitch into 1st sc. (104 sts)

Round 9: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as join and in next 6 stitches, *work 3 sc in next stitch, sc in next 35 stitches, work 3 sc in next stitch,* sc in next 15 stitches, repeat from *to* once, then sc in last 8 stitches; join with slip stitch to 1st sc. (112 sts)

Round 10: This round is worked BLO Chain 1, sc in same stitch as join and in each stitch around; join with slip stitch into 1st sc. (112 sts)

Round 11: Chain 1, work 2 dc in same stitch as join and in the next 56 stitches, work 2 dc in next stitch, dc in remaining stitches; join with slip stitch into 1st dc (114 dc)

Round 12: Chain 1, fpdc around same stitch as join, fpdc around next stitch, bpdc around next 4 stitches, *fpdc around next 2 stitches, bpdc around next 4 stitches;* join with slip stitch into 1st fpdc. (38 fpdc, 76 bpdc)

Rounds 13-44: Repeat Round 12 

Warm Brown Rounds 12–17, 24–29, 36–41

Sand Dune Rounds 18–23, 30-44

Handle

Round 45: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as join and in next 16 stitches, *chain 40 (or any number depending on how long or short you want the handles), skip next 23 stitches,* sc in next 34 stitches, repeat from *to* once, sc in remaining 17 stitches; join with slip stitch into 1st sc. (68 sts and 80 chs)

Round 46: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as join and in each stitch and each chain around; join with slip stitch in 1st sc. (148 sts)

Rounds 47-50: Chain 1, sc in same stitch as join and in each stitch around; join with slip stitch in 1st sc
Fasten Off and weave in ends.

Happy Hookin!
XO, Mistie

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American Crochet Blog by Mistie Bush - 1M ago

Hi Everyone, today I am sharing my Open Grande Cowl crochet pattern with you. Looking for a quick, one skein project to use up that extra skein of yarn lying around the house, quick gift, something to keep you busy while waiting at the doctors office, or whatever the need maybe? Look no further, my Open Grande Cowl is quick and easy to stitch up. You can even make it for yourself or donate one to charity.

I enjoy making quick projects like this when I am getting ready for a show and have a list a mile or two long but need something to clear my head. Simple, mindless projects always help me re-charge and focus on the task at hand. Once I have finished my quick projects I save them for my Charity, Crafting A Rainbow Of Hope. What do you like working on when your schedule is hectic? Do you keep them or donate them? Enjoy!

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Level of Difficulty
Beginner

Yarn
Red Heart Grande #7, 46 yards

Hook and Notions
Size Hook: P (12 mm), scissors and blunt needle

Measurement
4” wide x 19” long

Gauge
Not important

Abbreviations
Ch/chs = chain/chains
dc = double crochet

Notes
Chain 1 does not count unless otherwise stated

Instructions

Chain 76; join with a slip stitch. (be careful to twist chain)

Round 1: Chain 1 (See Notes), dc in same stitch as join, dc in next chain, * chain 2, skip next 2 chains, dc in next 2 chains, * repeat from * to * around, skip last 2 chains, chain 2; join with a slip stitch in top of 1st dc. (38 dc, 18 ch 2 spaces = 76 stitches)

Round 2: Slip Stitch in next dc and into chain 2 space, chain 2 (Counts as a dc), dc in same space, * chain 2, skip next 2 dc, work 2 dc in next chain 2 space, * repeat from * to * around, skip last 2 dc, chain 2; join with a slip stitch in top of chain 2 space. (38 dc, 18 ch 2 spaces = 76 stitches)

Round 3: Repeat Round 2

Happy Hookin!
XO, Mistie

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American Crochet Blog by Mistie Bush - 2M ago

Welcome to my RV Monday’s series. Each Monday I will share with you what the gang and I have been up to. Pull up a seat, grab a snack, coffee or beverage of choice, your WIP and lets get on the road. Feel free to share with us what you have been up to as well. We love getting to know more about our A.C. (American Crochet) Family. Enjoy!

Today is going to be a little different than normal. I want to kick off RV Monday’s by telling you a little bit about what we have been doing since I decide to start this segment. Between our personal lives and the businesses steadily changing and growing we decided it would be fun to keep you in the loop.

Towards the end of January we prepped for our first camping trip with the girls (Peanut, Jelly and Blitz). Dyed yarn to send with Dawn @Four Hens Fiber. She taught crochet classes at the Fiber Fun on the River Retreat in Mississippi the beginning of February. Along with getting ready for the retreat we have been prepping for our first, three Fiber events of the year. If you are in the Irving, TX area April 5th -7th be sure to come see us at the DFW Fiber Fest, we will be in booth 502. We will be at the Texas Yarn Lovers Event in Fayetteville, TX April 27th and Yellow Rose Fiber Producers Fiesta in Sequin, TX May 3rd & 4th. I will be teaching at the Yellow Rose Fiber Producers Fiesta, be sure to sign up for one of my classes.

My husband had to work in Morgan City, LA for a few days. After tossing the idea around we decided the kids, girls and I would go with him. Getting ready for our first camping trip with the girls was a lot more work than we had anticipated. You don’t really realize what all three small puppies need until you get ready to go somewhere with them. We had to take all three to the Vet to get shots, heart worm and flea and tick medicine before going. We decided to leave on February 2, 2019 so it wouldn’t be so hard on the girls and they would have “Daddy time” before he went to work on Monday. h

Starting our Road Trip

 

Down the Road ~ Sulphur, LA

Thinking we wore them out before we ever got started. LOL

Stopping for a break and having lunch in our camper

The girls have done their business and filled their bellies. Now it is Daddy time.

On the Road Again

(Can you hear that song by Willie Nelson? I can LOL)

Just chillin’ while the girls are taking a nap

Blitz loves to sleep on the console up front

We arrived at our destination around 8pm Saturday night. The girls did such a great job traveling and no one got sick. I say that because our little Peanut occasionally gets car sick. On Sunday we picked up a few necessities, setup all the things that we couldn’t Saturday night and hung out at our camper the rest of the day.

We were having so much fun that we decided to extend our stay by a few days. Since we decided to stay longer we washed clothes at the Campground laundry mat instead of making a trip to the store to buy more clothes. That allowed us to get some work and school work done or chill out as well.

The Cloutier Pavilion is where we hung our some and washed laundry.

We all enjoyed being outdoors, getting to grill burgers and hot dogs and roast marshmallows by the fire. The girls loved being outdoors, getting to go for a run, having free roam of the camper and getting to sleep with the kids (they do not do at home), watching the birds, our neighbors dogs and kids playing. Even with the occasional rain we still had a lot of fun. The girls had a few accidents in the camper so, Gracie and I ended up washing a few more loads of laundry. The only annoying thing we encountered was this gooey stuff that kept getting stuck in the girls paws. We enjoyed camping at Lake End Park so much and cannot wait to go back!

I took a lot of pictures and videos of them and the kids. I am working on a setup so I can share the videos with you.

Camping life is so hard…lol

Gracie and I working on the Winter Wonder Crochet Along

Hopefully I will be able to share more of our trip with you in the near future. Be sure to visit again next Monday to see what we have been up to. Enjoy spending time with your family!

Happy Hookin!
XO, Mistie

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Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by today. I am excited to be a part of the 2019 International Crochet Month Designer Showcase with Underground Crafter and my Amber Rose Wrap will be on sale until April 4, 2019.  We are celebrating our love of crochet with free and discounted crochet patterns by 31 different designers, and the chance to win some awesome prizes — including yarn, crochet hooks, notions, pattern books, and more, from twelve different companies! Find out more information about the participating designers, the schedule, and how to enter to win the prizes HERE.

Before we get to the Amber Rose Wrap crochet pattern, let me tell you a little bit about the Crochet Guild of America. It is run by volunteers and is the only national organization dedicated to the craft of crochet! I became a member about 5 years ago. You will receive a member discount on educational classes and you will also receive a subscription to Crochet! magazine, discounts to several suppliers (such as Annies & Leisure Arts), and connecting with others at conferences who are as passionate about crochet as I am!

I was inspired to design this wrap from my Preppy Celestia Scarf. I had so much fun making this wrap and the yarn is scrumptious to work with. It is one of my go to wraps. Wear it when having a night out on the town or just doing your everyday routine. Enjoy! Pick up your copy of my Amber Rose Wrap on Ravelry today through April 4th! Just use Coupon Code NatCroMo2019.

Happy Hookin!
XO, Mistie

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This Crazy Berry Mini Purse is great for a toddler up to a 7 or 8-year-old. I designed this purse to grow with your child. Make it in any color to match her outfit or in her favorite colors. This fun mini purse will also dress up any little girl’s outfit. It also makes a great item for a bazaar or craft show.

I made this mini purse for my niece. As you can tell she is spoiled. Be sure to share this mini purse with your fellow crafty friends! Enjoy!

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Level of Difficulty – Beginner/Intermediate
Yarn – Sugar’n Cream Cotton, Blueberry #4, 100% Cotton, 4.0 ozs/113 grams, Approx 200 yards/184 m (Color A) approximately 100 yards used, and Green (not sure what the color name is) (Color B) approximately 20 yards used.
Hook and Notions – Size Hook: I (5.5 mm), scissors, yarn & sewing needle, sewing thread and 4 buttons (3/4-inch) Measurement – Purse: 8-inches wide, 7 ½-inches tall (after sewed together)

                                    Strap: 2 ¾-inches wide, 23-inches long

Gauge – 4 hdc & 3 rows = 1 ½- inches 
Abbreviations
Hdc = half double crochet
Sc = single crochet
Bst = berry stitch
FHDC = foundation half double crochet
Special Stitch
Berry Stitch (Bst): insert hook in indicated hdc, draw up a loop, leaving loop on hook, chain 3, draw yarn through both loops on hook. Berry Stitch made.
Notes
When working strap – Chain 1 at beginning of rows does count as a stitch throughout pattern.

Instructions

Using Blueberry FHDC 45. Turn

Row 1: Chain 1, sc in same stitch, * work Bst in next stitch, sc in next hdc; repeat from * across. Turn (23sc, 22 Bst = total 45 sts)

Row 2: Chain 2, hdc in each sc across. Turn

Rows 3-4: Repeat Row 2.

Row 5: Repeat Row 1

Rows 6-8: Repeat Row 2

Row 9: Repeat Row 1

Rows 10-12: Repeat Row 2

Row 13: Repeat Row 1

Rows 14-16: Repeat Row 2

Fasten off leaving long enough tail for sewing.

Fold item inside out. Using the mattress stitch sew the two ends together, continuing across the bottom.

Strap Instructions
With green yarn

FHDC 8. Turn
Row 1: Chain 1 (see notes), hdc in same stitch as chain 1, hdc in each hdc across. Turn (8 hdc)

Rows 2-50: Repeat Row 1 (or until desired length)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Attaching strap to purse
You will need four buttons (your color choice)

With purse, inside out center the strap at 4-inches. Sew one button at 3-inches and the second one at 5-inches. Repeat on the other side. Button through the strap between any two hdc. This allows the strap to be adjustable.

Happy Hookin!

 Mistie

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to Part Six of the Winter Wonder Blanket Crochet Along! Remember to keep sharing your images with me. I am looking forward to seeing your finished Winter Wonder Blanket. This week we will be tidying up our blankets, weaving in those ends, and working the edging. If you are still working on the previous parts of the blanket no biggie, just visit this post when you get caught up.

Winter Wonder Blanket Part Five | American Crochet @americancrochet.com #americancrochet #crochetalong

I hope you enjoyed crocheting this blanket with me as much as I did with you. Will you be keeping your blanket or gifting it someone special?

For full details on this crochet along – CLICK HERE!

Level of Difficulty
Beginner/Intermediate

Yarn
Worsted Weight #4, 3450 yards
My Colors: Color A – Pewter, Color B – Daffodil, Color C-Iced Aqua, Color D – White

Hook and Notions
Size Hook: J (6 mm), scissors, stitch markers, and blunt needle (for sewing in ends)

Measurement
TBD

Gauge
N/A

Abbreviations
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Dc = double crochet

Notes
Chain 1 at beginning of row does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated
Chain 3 at beginning of row counts as a dc unless otherwise stated.
Chain 4 at beginning of row counts as a dc and chain 1 space, unless otherwise stated.

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Instructions

COLORS: Color A – Pewter, Color B – Daffodil, Color C-Iced Aqua, Color D – White

Working with Color of your choice

Edging
Working around outer edge of blanket

Row 1: Chain 3, work 3 hdc in same space, hdc evenly across side, work 3 hdc in last stitch before going across bottom, hdc evenly across, work 3 hdc in last stitch before working up other side, hdc evenly across other side, work 3 hdc in last stitch before working across top, hdc evenly across the top, slip stitch in beginning chain 3 space.

Row 2: Chain 4 (See Notes), skip the first 2 hdc, *dc in the next hdc, chain 1, skip the next hdc,* repeat from *to* across, ending with dc in the last hdc.

Row 3: Chain 1 (See Notes), *(sc, ch 3, sc) in the next chain 1 space,* repeat from *to* across, work 3 hdc in the last stitch,** repeat from *to** repeat from *to** 3 more times, ending with (sc, ch 3, sc) under the turning chain 4, slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the turning chain 4.

For full details on this crochet along – CLICK HERE!

Happy Hookin!
XO, Mistie

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to Part Five of the Winter Wonder Blanket Crochet Along! Remember to keep sharing your images with me. I love getting to see your progress and the awesome color combos. This week we will be working up the last few rows before moving along to the edging. If you are still working on Part Four no biggie, just continue working on it when you can.

For full details on this crochet along – CLICK HERE!

Level of Difficulty
Beginner/Intermediate

Yarn
Worsted Weight #4, 3450 yards
My Colors: Color A – Pewter, Color B – Daffodil, Color C-Iced Aqua, Color D – White

Hook and Notions
Size Hook: J (6 mm), scissors, stitch markers, and blunt needle (for sewing in ends)

Measurement
TBD

Gauge
N/A

Abbreviations
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Dc = double crochet

Special Stitches
Fan – Work 5 dc in indicated stitch.

Notes
Chain 3 at beginning of row counts as a dc unless otherwise stated.

Instructions

COLORS: Color A – Pewter, Color B – Daffodil, Color C-Iced Aqua, Color D – White

Working with Color D

Row 131: Chain 3 (See Notes), skip next stitch, *work 2 dc in the next chain space, skip the next stitch,* repeat from *to* across, dc in the last stitch. (2 dc, 98 V sts)

Row 132: Chain 3 (See Notes), *work 2 dc between each set of dc from the previous row (insert your hook into space between them), repeat from * across, end with a dc in the top of the beginning chain 3. (2 dc, 98 V sts)

Rows 133-138: Repeat Row 2. Fasten Off Color A, attach Color B

Rows 139-142: Repeat Row 2. Fasten Off Color B, attach Color C

Rows 143-148: Repeat Row 2. Fasten Off Color C, attach Color D

For full details on this crochet along – CLICK HERE!

Happy Hookin!
XO, Mistie

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to Doggie Wednesday’s Week Three. My apologies for being a awol lately. We have still been getting a lot of rain which is still making it a challenge to let Peanut, Jelly, and Blitz outside to play. The girls are growing quickly. We took them to the vet earlier this month.

They had to be put on some medicine for 3 days, wait a few weeks then do the second round. Lets just say the girls did not like the medicine but they took it like big girls. They have so much fun running up and down the hill around the lake that is in front of our house.

We decided to take the tassels off the chair and put it in their room. They love chilling out on their furniture and playing with the toys in their room.

As you can see Jelly is relaxing by herself while Peanut and Blitz are running around the room.

It’s safe to say they love playing with my yarn. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have to take the yarn away on a daily bases. They tend to go for my handspun before anything else. I have learned real quickly that I can’t leave my projects lying on the couch or in my chair like I used to. LOL

Be sure to visit again next Wednesday to see what we have been up to. Enjoy the rest of your week and your fur babies.

Happy Hookin!
XO, Mistie

I love how they pose for me.

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to Part Four of the Winter Wonder Blanket Crochet Along! Thank you for sharing your Winter Wonder Blanket photos with me. I really love getting to see them so, please keep sharing your work. Are you enjoying the Winter Wonder Blanket Crochet Along? Would you be interested in participating in more crochet alongs throughout the year?

This week I have worked on the Winter Wonder Blanket during the day while traveling, in the evenings on our way home from picking up my husband from work, and once we have all settled in for the night. That’s typically when I wash a few loads of laundry and watch a little tv. What do you like to do while crocheting?

For full details on this crochet along – CLICK HERE!

Level of Difficulty
Beginner/Intermediate

Yarn
Worsted Weight #4, 3450 yards
My Colors: Color A – Pewter, Color B – Daffodil, Color C-Iced Aqua, Color D – White

Hook and Notions
Size Hook: J (6 mm), scissors, stitch markers, and blunt needle (for sewing in ends)

Measurement
TBD

Gauge
N/A

Abbreviations
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Dc = double crochet

Special Stitches
Fan – Work 5 dc in indicated stitch.

Notes

Chain 2 at beginning of row counts as a hdc unless otherwise stated.
Chain 3 at beginning of row counts as a dc unless otherwise stated.
Chain 5 at beginning of row counts as a dc and chain 2 space unless otherwise stated.

Instructions

COLORS: Color A – Pewter, Color B – Daffodil, Color C-Iced Aqua, Color D – White

Working with Color D

Row 65: Chain 3 (See Notes), *hdc in the next stitch, sc in the next stitch, dc in the next,* repeat from *to* across, ending with a sc in the last stitch. (198 sts)

Rows 66-70: Repeat Row 65 Fasten Off Color D and attach Color A

Rows 71-78: Repeat Row 65 Fasten Off Color A and attach Color B

Rows 79-84: Repeat Row 65 Fasten Off Color B and attach Color C

Rows 79-90: Repeat Row 65 Fasten Off Color C and attach Color D

Row 91: Chain 2 (doesn’t count), hdc in each stitch across. (198 hdc)

Row 92: Chain 2 (See Notes), *skip the next stitch, work 2 dc in the next stitch,* repeat from *to* across, ending with a dc in the last stitch.

Row 93: Chain 2 (See Notes), hdc in each dc across.

Rows 94-100: Repeat Rows 92 and 93 Fasten Off Color D and attach Color A

Rows 101-106: Repeat Rows 92 and 93 Fasten Off Color A and attach Color B

Rows 107-110: Repeat Rows 92 and 93 Fasten Off Color B and attach Color C

Rows 111-118: Repeat Rows 92 and 93 Fasten Off Color C and attach Color B

Row 119: Chain 5 (See Notes), skip two stitches, *sc in next stitch, chain 2, skip next two stitches, dc in next stitch, chain 2, skip two stitches,* repeat from *to* across, ending with a dc in the last stitch. (66 ch 2 sps, 34 dc, 33sc = 133 sts)

Row 120: Chain 1 (does not count), sc in same stitch, *work 5 dc in next sc, sc in next dc,* repeat from *to* across, ending with a sc in the 3rd chain of the chain 5. (165 dc, 34 sc = 199 sts)

Row 121: Chain 5 (See Notes), *sc in 3rd dc of Fan, chain 2, dc in next sc, chain 2,* repeat from *to* across, ending with a dc in last sc.

Row 121: Repeat Row 120

Row 121: Repeat Row 121

Row 122: Repeat Row 120 Fasten Off Color B and attach Color C (or whatever color you prefer)

Rows 123-130: Repeat Rows 120 and 121 Fasten Off Color C and attach Color D

For full details on this crochet along – CLICK HERE!

Happy Hookin!
XO, Mistie

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to Part Three of the Winter Wonder Blanket Crochet Along! Thank you for sharing your Winter Wonder Blanket photos with me. I really love getting to see them so, please keep sharing your work. I have decided to extend the crochet along an extra week than what I had originally planned. The dates on the main Winter Wonder Blanket CAL page has been updated.

How has your week been? Hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day. Ours has been pretty busy with vet appointments, check ups for the kids and a lot of other things. Do you take your crochet everywhere you go? If so, where is the most unusual place you have taken it? I take mine everywhere I go even if I don’t get to work on it.

For full details on this crochet along – CLICK HERE!

Level of Difficulty
Beginner/Intermediate

Yarn
Worsted Weight #4, 3450 yards
My Colors: Color A – Pewter, Color B – Daffodil, Color C-Iced Aqua, Color D – White

Hook and Notions
Size Hook: J (6 mm), scissors, stitch markers, and blunt needle (for sewing in ends)

Measurement
TBD

Gauge
N/A

Abbreviations
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Dc = double crochet

Special Stitches
Fan – Work 5 dc in indicated stitch.

Notes

Chain 2 at beginning of row counts as a hdc unless otherwise stated.
Chain 3 at beginning of row counts as a dc unless otherwise stated.

Instructions

COLORS: Color A – Pewter, Color B – Daffodil, Color C-Iced Aqua, Color D – White

Working with Color D

Row 37: Chain 1 (doesn’t count), sc in same stitch, sc in the next 98 stitches, sc dec over the next 2 stitches, sc in each stitch in the remaining stitches. (198 sc)

Row 38: Chain 2 (See Notes), *skip the next stitch, work 2 dc in the next stitch,* repeat from *to* across, ending with a dc in the last stitch.

Row 39: Chain 2 (See Notes), hdc in the same stitch, hdc in each dc across.

Rows 40-46: Repeat Rows 38 and 39 Fasten Off Color D and attach Color A

Rows 47-52: Repeat Rows 38 and 39 Fasten Off Color A and attach Color B

Rows 53- 56: Repeat Rows 38 and 39 Fasten Off Color B and attach Color C

Rows 57-64: Repeat Rows 38 and 39 Fasten Off Color C and attach Color D

For full details on this crochet along – CLICK HERE!

Happy Hookin!
XO, Mistie

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