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Stripped nearly bare by sheep and deer, the rock strewn hills and empty meadows greet you with a sense of adventure as you travel throughout rugged landscapes of the Highlands, thick with mist and towering mountains.

Whilst freely roaming through rolling hills of lush green and heather, the Glencoe Tartan Poncho provides ample room for those on-the-go needing a soft garment to retreat into. Simple comfort elevated by carefully chosen details, this pullover will have you feeling bundled in the winter months, all thanks to the timeless turtleneck and flowy, flattering drape. Side vents and exaggerated sizing give this garment easy style, while the rich, mirrored tartan design harkens back to the past, brought beautifully up-to-date in a modern piece with lasting appeal.

With a flask of tea slipped into your bag, the misty moors offer a compelling place to head as you wander through the valleys enveloped in your newfound companion, the Glencoe Tartan Poncho… The kind of perfect pullover that is day-in-and-day-out cozy and comfortable!

As with my Meara Fisherman Sweater, there is something so satisfying about the squish factor of Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease, so I knew I wanted to incorporate a similar cosiness into this pullover as well. I decided on a combination of Lion Brand Wool-Ease and Touch of Alpaca (a new favorite of mine!), as their versatility, durability, and color range worked perfectly together.

This is a wonderfully uncomplicated pattern that will challenge beginners and keep experienced crocheters interested, as creating a tartan design with crochet is a great way to expand your skills and learn a new tool that can really elevate your work.

Crocheted in aran weight yarn, the Glencoe Tartan Poncho uses both single crochets and a woven technique to bring you a modern yet cosy winter essential!.. Perfect for weekend lounging as it is for exploratory outings. Scroll down to find the free pattern, purchase an ad-free printable version here, or head to Lion Brand to snag the yarn kit.

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Purchase the ad-free, printable PDF pattern here.
Purchase the yarn kit from Lion Brand here.

Materials

6mm (J/10) Crochet Hook
8mm (L/11) Crochet Hook
2625yds Aran (10ply) Yarn
Lion Brand “Wool-Ease” 098/Natural Heather (11 skeins), Color A
Lion Brand “Touch of Alpaca” 152/Charcoal (2 skeins), Color B
Lion Brand “Touch of Alpaca” 138/Crimson (1 skein), Color C
Tapestry Needle; Stitch Markers;

Finished Size

Width: 43″ (109cm)
Length: 27” (69cm)

Gauge

10 stitches + 13 rows = 4″/10cm using 8mm in sc

Stitches & Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
blsc – back loop single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog)
Insert hook in the next st. YO, draw up a loop (2 loops on hook). Insert hook in the next st. YO, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook). YO, and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Skill Level

This is an “Easy” level crochet pattern (includes “How-To” photos). You must be familiar with basic crochet stitches and techniques. Directions written so that they are easy to read and follow. All patterns are in English, and written in standard US terms.

+ PATTERN

Note: Garment is worked in 2 panels side to side that are seamed together at the shoulders to create the final poncho. The roll neck is worked in the row, side to side, and seamed to the neckline. It is imperative to check gauge and maintain an even tension throughout to ensure pieces ft together. This is an easy level crochet pattern and the techniques involved are single crochet, decreasing stitches, and basic embroidery skills.

+ FRONT OF PONCHO

Ch72 using A yarn and 8mm hook.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 14 sts. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 4 sts in “B”. Turn your work. (71 sts)

Row 2: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 3 sts. 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 15 sts in “A”. Turn your work. (71 sts)

Row 3: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 14 sts. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 4 sts in “B”. Turn your work. (71 sts)

Row 4 – 51: Repeat row 2 – 3.

Row 52: In “A”, ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 3 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 15 sts in “A”. Turn your work. (71 sts)

Row 53: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 14 sts. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next st in “B”. 1 sc in next st in “A”, 1 sc2tog (creating neckline). Turn your work. (70 sts)

Row 54: Ch1, 1 sc2tog, in same st, 1 sc in next 34 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 15 sts in “A”. Turn your work. (69 sts)

Row 55: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 14 sts. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”, 1 sc2tog. Turn your work. (68 sts)

Row 56: Ch1, 1 sc2tog, in same st, 1 sc in next 32 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 15 sts in “A”. Turn your work. (67 sts)

Row 57: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 14 sts. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”. Turn your work. (67 sts)

Row 58: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 32 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 15 sts in “A”. Turn your work. (67 sts)

Row 59 – 80: Repeat row 57 – 58.

Row 81: Repeat row 57.

Row 82: Ch1, 2 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 32 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 15 sts in “A”. Turn your work. (68 sts)

Row 83: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 14 sts. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”, 1 sc in next st, 1 sc in turning ch. Turn your work. (69 sts)

Row 84: Ch1, 2 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 34 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 15 sts in “A”. Turn your work. (70 sts)

Row 85: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 14 sts. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”, 1 sc in next st in “B”. 1 sc in next 2 sts in “A”, 1 sc in turning ch. Turn your work. (71 sts)

Row 86: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 15 sts in “A”. Turn your work. (71 sts)

Row 87: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 14 sts. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 4 sts in “B”. Turn your work. (71 sts)

Row 88: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 3 sts. 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 15 sts in “A”. Turn your work. (71 sts)

Row 89 – 136: Repeat row 87 – 88.

Row 137: Repeat row 87.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

+ BACK OF PONCHO

Ch72 using A yarn and 8mm hook.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 14 sts. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “B”. Turn your work. (70 sts)

Row 2: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 2 sts. 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 15 sts in “A”. Turn your work. (70 sts)

Row 3: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 14 sts. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “B”. Turn your work. (70 sts)

Row 4 – 51: Repeat row 2 – 3.

Row 52: In “A”, ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 2 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 15 sts in “A”. Turn your work. (70 sts)

Row 53: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 14 sts. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 35 sts in “A”, 1 sc2tog (creating neckline). Turn your work. (69 sts)

Row 54: Ch1, 1 sc2tog, in same st, 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 15 sts in “A”. Turn your work. (68 sts)

Row 55: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 14 sts. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 32 sts in “A”, 1 sc2tog. Turn your work. (67 sts)

Row 56: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 32 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 15 sts in “A”. Turn your work. (67 sts)

Row 57: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 14 sts. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”. Turn your work. (67 sts)

Row 58 – 81: Repeat row 56 – 57.

Row 82: Repeat row 56.

Row 83: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 14 sts. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 32 sts in “A”, 1 sc in next st, 1 sc in turning ch. Turn your work. (68 sts)

Row 84: Ch1, 2 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 15 sts in “A”. Turn your work. (69 sts)

Row 85: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 14 sts. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 34 sts in “A”, 1 sc in next st in “A”, 1 sc in turning ch. Turn your work. (70 sts)

Row 86: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in next 2 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 15 sts in “A”. Turn your work. (70 sts)

Row 87: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 14 sts. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “B”. Turn your work. (70 sts)

Row 88: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 2 sts. 1 sc in next 33 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 3 sts in “C”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “A”. 1 sc in next 8 sts in “B”. 1 sc in next 15 sts in “A”. Turn your work. (70 sts)

Row 89 – 136: Repeat row 87 – 88.

Row 137: Repeat row 87.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

+ ASSEMBLY

Follow “Assembly Diagram” below. Block the finished front/back panels of the poncho to correct height/width.

Place the “Front of Poncho” on top of the “Back of Poncho”, flip the layout inside out, and join the two panels together by seaming the shoulders of the two panels – working along the ends of Row 1-52 and then Row 86-137 (the side where the neckline decreases were made). The remaining opening is the neckline.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

+ TARTAN DESIGN

Note: Cut lengths of yarn approx 78”/198cm long, thread 2 strands of yarn onto a tapestry needle, and use the chart below as a design guide. Strands will alternate ‘under’ and ‘over’ sc’s to create woven appearance. When working through rows where panels are seamed at the shoulders, continue the embroidery detailing across both the front/back of the poncho. When working through rows where the opening of the neckline is, continue using the design guide, but working across only one panel at a time.

Row 1: Using “A” yarn, *weave one vertical line over one sc. Weave one vertical line under one sc. Repeat from the * across the entire row, leaving approx 7”/18cm at each end for tassels. Use the weaving chart..

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Carefree and lightweight, the Florence Backpack taps right into all the excitement of an impending trip… With every stitch, how can you not imagine all the spur-of-the-moment places this carryall bag will travel!

Crocheted holding two strands of yarn together for extra shape and stability, this roomy bag is the ideal size to fit all your daily essentials. Perfect for daily use or a trip to the local farmers market, the simple and classic shape makes this bag super versatile and an all year round accessory… Making this little number a great place to store your WIP while on the go.

Whether you’re enjoying a picnic in a field or out for the weekend, the backpack’s drawstring closure will keep your valuables secure whilst the sturdy shoulder straps will ensure it’s super comfortable to carry… Giving this easy-going bag its effortlessly relaxed feel.

Super soft and non-stretchy, Lion Brand’s Rewind tape yarn is the perfect fit when crocheting sturdy, everyday bags. Inspired by the renewed popularity of wicker, rattan and raffia bags, I was excited to work with this tape yarn as it allows you to create a sturdy bag that is much softer to the touch, but still structured enough to keep its shape.

This intermediate level crochet pattern is sure to become an all-year favourite, whether you’re reaching for it on the way to the farmers market, or on your daily commute to work packed full of your everyday essentials. Scroll down to find the free pattern, purchase an ad-free printable version here, or head to Lion Brand to snag the yarn kit here.

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Purchase the ad-free, printable PDF pattern here.
Purchase the yarn kit from Lion Brand here.

Materials

7mm (2) Crochet Hook
1270yds Bulk Yarn (12ply) –  Lion Brand ‘Rewind Yarn’ (242yds/100g)
“Greige/123” (4 skeins); Color A
“Moto Jacket/150” (2 skeins); Color B
Tapestry Needle; Stitch Markers;

Finished Size

Backpack Height: 12.5″ (32cm)
Backpack Width: 15.5” (39cm)
Strap Length: 31” (79cm)

Gauge

10 stitches + 12 rows = 4″/10cm in single crochet

Stitches & Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
blsc – back loop single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
fi – fair isle stitch
lsc – long single crochet

Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog)
Insert hook in the next st. YO, draw up a loop (2 loops on hook). Insert hook in the next st. YO, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook). YO, and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Fair Isle Stitch (fi)
Insert hook between the 2 lines that make up the “V” of the next single crochet (the hook must go underneath both loops AND the horizontal bar at the back of your work). YO, draw up a loop (2 loops on hook). YO, draw through all 2 loops on hook.

Long Single Crochet (lsc)
Insert hook below the sc from 1 row below. YO, draw up a loop (2 loops on hook). YO, draw through 2 loops on hook.

Skill Level

This is an “Intermediate” level crochet pattern (includes “How-To” photos). You must be familiar with basic crochet stitches and techniques. Directions written so that they are easy to read and follow. All patterns are in English, and written in standard US terms.

+ PATTERN

Note: The base and the body of the backpack is worked in the round, from bottom to top. The flap is worked in the row, and is seamed to the back of the bag to create the final backpack. It is imperative to check gauge and maintain an even tension throughout . The design uses a stitch chart, available below.

+ BASE

With 7mm hook and two strands of color B held together, ch18.

Rnd 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 15 sts, 3 sc in next st. (Note: You are now going to be working on the opposite side of foundation chain.) 1 sc in next 15 sts. 2 sc in last st. Do not sl st in 1st sc of this rnd. (36 sts)

Rnd 2: Start crocheting in 1st st from the previous rnd. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 15 sts. 2 sc in next 3 sts. 1 sc in next 15 sts. 2 sc in next 2 sts. Do not sl st in 1st sc of this rnd. (42 sts)

Rnd 3: Start crocheting in 1st st from the previous rnd. 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 16 sts. *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Repeat from the * 2 more times. 1 sc in next 15 sts. *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Do not sl st in 1st sc of this rnd. (48 sts)

Rnd 4: Start crocheting in 1st st from the previous rnd. 1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 15 sts, *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from the * 2 more times. 1 sc in next 15 sts, *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from the * 1 more time. Do not sl st in 1st sc of this rnd. (54 sts)

Rnd 5: Start crocheting in 1st st from the previous rnd. 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 18 sts, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from the * 2 more times. 1 sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts. Do not sl st in 1st sc of this rnd. (60 sts)

Rnd 6: Start crocheting in 1st st from the previous rnd. 1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 15 sts, *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from the * 2 more times. 1 sc in next 15 sts, *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from the * 1 more time. Do not sl st in 1st sc of this rnd. (66 sts)

Rnd 7: Start crocheting in 1st st from the previous rnd. 1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 20 sts, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts. Repeat from the * 2 more times. 1 sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts. 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts. Do not sl st in 1st sc of this rnd. (72 sts)

Rnd 8: Start crocheting in 1st st from the previous rnd. 1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 15 sts, *1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from the * 2 more times. 1 sc in next 15 sts, *1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from the * 1 more time. Sl st in 1st sc of this rnd. (78 sts)
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

+ BODY

Note: When crocheting with two colors, carry the yarn that you’re not working with at the back of your work. You can follow the chart below to help with understanding the design and color changes.

Rnd 1: Attach B yarn (still double stranded) right in the back, and towards the middle of the base – working from the outside of the backpack. Ch 1, blsc in the same st. Blsc in next 77 sts along border of “Base”. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (78 sts)

Rnd 2: Start crocheting in 1st st from the previous rnd. 1 fi in next 78 sts in “A”. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (78 sts)

Rnd 3: Start crocheting in 1st st from the previous rnd. *1 fi in next 2 sts in “B”. 1 fi in next st in “A”. Repeat from the * 25 more times. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (78 sts)

Rnd 4: Start crocheting in 1st st from the previous rnd. *1 fi in next st in “A”. 1 fi in next 3 sts in “B”. 1 fi in next 2 sts in “A”. Repeat from the * 12 more times. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (78 sts)

Rnd 5: Start crocheting in 1st st from the previous rnd. *1 fi in next 2 sts in “A”. 1 fi in next st in “B”. Repeat from the * 25 more times. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (78 sts)

Rnd 6: Start crocheting in 1st st from the previous rnd. *1 fi in next st in “B”. 1 fi in next 3 sts in “A”. 1 fi in next st in “B”. 1 fi in next st in “A”. Repeat from the * 12 more times. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (78 sts)

Rnd 7: Start crocheting in 1st st from the previous rnd. *1 fi in next st in “A”. 1 fi in next st in “B”. 1 fi in next st in “A”. 1 fi in next st in “B”. 1 fi in next 2 sts in “A”. Repeat from the * 12 more times. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (78 sts)

Rnd 8: Start crocheting in 1st st from the previous rnd. *1 fi in next 2 sts in “A”. 1 fi in next st in “B”. Repeat from the * 25 more times. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (78 sts)

Rnd 9 – 41: Start crocheting in 1st st from the previous rnd. 1 fi in next 78 sts in “A”. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (78 sts)

Rnd 42: Start crocheting in 1st st from the previous rnd. 1 fi in next 78 sts. Work 1 fi in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd st of this rnd (this will centre the start of your next rnd towards the middle of the back of the ‘Body’). Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (78 sts)

Rnd 43: Start crocheting in 1st st from the previous rnd. *1 fi in next 5 sts, ch1, skip 1 st (creates opening for the drawstring). Repeat from the * 11 more times. 1 fi in the next 6 sts. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (66 sts)

Rnd 44 – 45: Start crocheting in 1st st from the previous rnd. 1 fi in next 78 sts (working into ‘ch1’ spaces made in previous rnd). Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (78 sts)

Rnd 46: Start crocheting in 1st st from the previous rnd. 1 fi in next 78 sts. Sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (78 sts)
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

+ FLAP

With 7mm hook and two strands of color A held together, ch24.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 22 sts. Turn your work. (23 sts)

Row 2 – 18: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in next 22 sts. Turn your work. (23 sts)

Row 19: Ch1, 1 sc2tog. 1 sc in next 19 sts, 1 sc2tog. Turn your work. (21 sts)

Row 20: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in next 20 sts. Turn your work. (21 sts)

Row 21: Ch1, 1 sc2tog. 1 sc in next 17 sts, 1 sc2tog. Turn your work. (19 sts)

Row 22: Ch1, 1 sc2tog. 1 sc in next 15 sts, 1 sc2tog. Turn your work. (17 sts)

Row 23: Ch1, 1 sc2tog. 1 sc in next 13 sts, 1 sc2tog. Turn your work. (15 sts)

Row 24: Ch1, 1 sc2tog. 1 sc in next 11 sts, 1 sc2tog. Turn your work. (13 sts)

Row 25: Ch1, 1 sc2tog. 1 sc in next 9 sts, 1 sc2tog. Turn your work. (11 sts)

Row 26: Ch1, 1 sc2tog. 1 sc in next 7 sts, 1 sc2tog. Turn your work. (9 sts)
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Flap Border
Attach A yarn in the side of the last st of “Row 1” of the “Flap”.

Rnd 1: Ch1, 1 sc in same st, 55 sc along the border of the top/front of the flap, 2 sc in corner st, 1 sc in next 21 sts along the..

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Crisp autumn mornings are the perfect excuse to head outdoors for a walk with the dog, the children in tow and a flask of warm tea to share. Sharing little, everyday moments like these with our nearest and dearest fill us with warmth and happiness, despite the chill in the air.

Pretty and whimsical, when I first discovered this loveable stitch I immediately envisioned all of the heartfelt handmade gifts I could crochet in the lead up to Christmas!

The Heart Stitch creates an adorable ‘heart’ design (thus the name), whilst remaining dense and extremely cosy – Making this stitch an ideal one to use when crocheting cushions covers, snuggly scarves or cosy baby blankets. Hearts are the symbol for love, making this the perfect stitch to use when crocheting something special for those nearest and dearest to your own heart.

Learning a new crochet stitch or technique is always such fun, don’t you agree? If you’re keen to challenge yourself this weekend as you’re cozied up on the sofa, you’re in luck as this helpful step-by-step video tutorial will guide you through all the necessary steps needed to learn the adorable “Heart Stitch“, in an easy to follow speed!

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Materials

Willow & Lark Ramble Yarn (137yds/50g)
— Snowdrop/101; Colour A
— Rhubarb Pink/127; Colour B
3.75mm (F/5) Crochet Hook

Stitches & Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
cl – cluster stitch

Foundation

Chain in multiples of 6 + 3, in A.

Pattern

Row 1: Skip 3 ch (counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in every ch. Turn your work.
Row 2: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in every st. Turn your work.
Row 3: Change to colour B. Ch2 (counts as 1st dc of 1st cl), 1 cl in same st. *Ch2, skip 5 sts, (1 cl, ch2, 1 cl) in next st. Repeat from the * all across. Ch2, skip 5 sts, 1 cl in next st. Turn your work.
Row 4: Change to colour A. Ch1, 1 sc in same st. Ch1, *1 hdc in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th skipped sts from the previous row, working around the ‘ch2’. Ch2, skip next cl, 1 sc in next ‘ch2’ space, ch2, skip next cl. Repeat from the * all across. 1 hdc in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th skipped sts from the previous row, working around the ‘ch2’. Ch1, 1 sc in next cl. Turn your work.
Row 5: Ch2 (counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in next ‘ch1’ space. *1 dc in next 3 sts. 1 dc in next ‘ch2’ space, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in next ‘ch2’ space. Repeat from the * all across. 1 dc in next 3 sts. 1 dc in next ‘ch1’ space, 1 dc in next st. Turn your work.

Repeat

Row 2 – 5 until you reach your desired length.

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Ceramic bowls filled with an array of pastel buttercream neatly line themselves up along the marble countertop, ready to add whimsy to a tray of freshly baked cupcakes. Grabbing your favourite piping nozzle, it’s not long before you’ve whipped up the perfect weekend treat to share with friends.

Being not only an avid maker, but also a baker, I couldn’t help but want to share this detailed ‘recipe’ on how you can crochet this deliciously sweet and beautifully defined stitch… Due to it’s repetitive and simple steps, this is the ideal stitch to use while waiting for the oven to preheat.

The Cupcake Stitch creates a playful and whimsical fabric, making this the perfect stitch to use when crocheting lightweight scarves and blankets. Treat yourself this week by crocheting these darling little cupcakes, and it won’t be long before you’re in the kitchen baking up a scrumptious storm.

Learning a new crochet stitch or technique is always such fun, don’t you agree? If you’re keen to challenge yourself this weekend (as you’re cozied up by the fireplace), you’re in luck as this helpful step-by-step video tutorial will guide you through all the necessary steps needed to learn the deliciously sweet “Cupcake Stitch“, in an easy to follow speed!

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Materials

Willow & Lark Ramble Yarn (137yds/50g)
Rose/126; Colour A
Bark/108; Colour B
— Rhubarb Pink/127; Colour C
— Snowdrop/101; Colour D
3.75mm (F/5) Crochet Hook

Stiches & Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
flsc – front loop single crochet
cl5 – 5 double crochet cluster

Front Loop Single Crochet (flsc)
Insert hook in next st, but not through both loops, only through the “Front Loop”. YO, draw up a loop (2 loops on hook). YO, pull through 2 loops on hook.

5 Double Crochet Cluster (cl5)
YO, insert hook in the next st. YO, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook). YO, draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook). *YO, insert hook in the same st. YO, draw up a loop. YO, draw through 2 loops. Repeat from the * 3 more times. (6 loops on hook). YO, draw through all 6 loops on hook.

Foundation

Chain in multiples of 6 + 4, in A.

Pattern

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in every ch. Turn your work.
Row 2: Change to colour B. Ch2, 1 dc in same st. Ch1, skip 2 sts. *2 dc I next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Ch1, skip 3 sts. Repeat from the * all across. 2 dc I next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Ch1, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in last st. Turn your work.
Row 3: Change to colour C. Ch1, 1 flsc in same st. *1 sc in next ‘ch1’ space, 1 flsc in next 5 sts. Repeat from the * all across. 1 sc in next ‘ch1’ space, 1 flsc in last st. Turn your work.
Row 4: Change to colour D. Ch2, 1 dc in same st. Ch4, skip next st. *1 cl5, ch5, skip next st. Repeat from the * all across. 1 cl5, ch4, skip next st, 1 dc in last st. Turn your work.
Row 5: Change to colour A. Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 3 sc in next ‘ch4’ space. *6 sc in next ‘ch5’ space. Repeat from the * all across. 4 sc in next ‘ch4’ space, 1 sc in last st. Turn your work.

Repeat

Row 2 – 5 until you reach your desired length.

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Cycling through the striking contrast of rugged stone walls and vibrant green fields, it’s easy to spot the thatched roof homes nestled in amongst the cool, vast beauty of the Aran islands… A treeless kaleidoscope of slopes and crags.

Dotted with lattice-work and traveling cables, the Meara Fisherman Sweater is an easy throw on in the colder months – perfect for the seashore or fishing off the pier. Modified drop shoulders create a pullover roomy enough for layering, while bracelet-length ribbed sleeves keep the look simple and understated… The kind of perfectly flattering, perfectly useful sweater that never makes it back into your drawer.

Crisp cables climb from bottom to top, showcasing the thoughtful details and day-in-and-day-out cozy feel and comfortable ease of this snuggly turtleneck. Worked in pieces and then seamed together, this is a wonderfully uncomplicated pattern that will challenge beginners and keep experienced crocheters interested… The perfect balance!

Soft as a cloud against the skin but durable enough to weather any storm, this oversized pullover is the kind of sweater for which you ignore all the others in your closet, and the ideal companion for weekend adventures.

This oh-so-soft sweater is worked up using just one of Lion Brand’s classic, squishy yarns, Wool-Ease! Soft and warm with beautiful drape, I love the way the definition of this wool and acrylic blend creates beautifully shaped details and cables within this garment.

I’d consider this an intermediate level crochet pattern, but an advanced beginner may be able to tackle this one as I’ve also included a ton of how-to photos to help make the learning process all the more enjoyable. To get started right away, check out the free pattern below. As always you can purchase a printable PDF without ads here, or you can purchase the full yarn kit from Lion Brand here.

12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS

As sweater-weather rolls around thanks to autumn and it’s crisp and blustery afternoons, it’s impossible not to pull out some squishy yarn and work up a few seasonal knits and cozy crochet-wear! If you haven’t heard by now, Lion Brand is hosting their annual 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign again, and I’m so incredibly excited (and fortunate) to be able to participate this year with my Meara Fisherman Sweater!

This year, they’ve even got one step further by breaking down the 12 designs within the campaign into four groups, depending on their time commitment – helping all of us makers make sure we have enough time to complete our projects by the holiday season! With less than 100 days till Christmas, why no give the gift of handmade this year (or just treat yourself to a new pattern), as I’ve linked all the patterns below as well as include a sneak peek below of all these snuggly designs!

There are so many unique and cozy designs in the lineup, thanks to all the hard work and creativity from a bunch of lovely designers. As one of the twelve designers featured, I seriously can’t encourage you enough to hop on over and browse the collection yourself!

THE KITS

(in order from left to right, top to bottom)

Meara Fisherman Sweater (Hopeful Honey) // Cedar Hill Scarf (Two of Wands) // Christmas Tree Sweater (Originally Lovely) // Men’s Sweater Vest (A Crocheted Simplicity) // Dottie Infinity Scarf (The Hook Nook) // Simple Chunky Ribbed Blanket (All About Ami) // Farmhouse Christmas Stocking (Sewrella) // Aurora Shrug (Designs by Phanessa) // Luna Chevron Scarf (Rescued Paw Designs) // Baby Penguin Amigurumi (1 Dog Woof) // Merlot Alpaca Wrap (Mama In A Stitch) // Slouchy Santa Beanie (Gorilla Knits)

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Purchase the yarn kit from Lion Brand here.

Materials

6mm (J/10) Crochet Hook
1670yds [1930yds, 2200yds] Lion Brand Wool-Ease (197yds/85g)
– “Fishermen/99” (9 [10,12] skeins)
Tapestry Needle

Finished Size

Changes for “Women’s M/L” and “Women’s XL/XXL” sizes are in [ ].

Women’s XS/S
Width: 21.5″ (55cm)
Length: 24” (61cm)
Sleeve Length: 20.5” (52cm)

Women’s M/L
Width: 24″ (61cm)
Length: 24” (61cm)
Sleeve Length: 21” (53cm)

Women’s XL/XXL
Width: 26.5″ (67cm)
Length: 24.5” (62cm)
Sleeve Length: 21” (53cm)

Gauge

13 stitches + 16 rows = 4″/10cm in single crochet

Stitches & Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
flsc – front loop single crochet
camel hdc – camel half double crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
fptr – front post triple crochet
sc+fptr2tog – single crochet + front post triple crochet 2 together
fptr+sc2tog – front post triple crochet + single crochet 2 together
cable st – cable stitch
rev cable st – reverse cable stitch

Camel Half Double Crochet (camel hdc)
YO, insert hook in the next st, but not through the front OR back loop, but instead an extra loop that is behind the st. YO, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). YO, and pull through 3 loops on hook.

Front Post Triple Crochet (fptr)
YO twice, insert hook under the post of next st. YO, draw up a loop (4 loops on hook). *YO, draw through 2 loops on hook. Repeat from the * 2 more times.

Cable Stitch (cable st)
Skip 2 sts, fptr in next 2 sts. Going back to the 1st skipped st, fptr in the 1st and 2nd st. (The sections should be crossed over)

Reverse Cable Stitch (rev cable st)
Skip 2 sts, fptr in next 2 sts. Going back to the 1st skipped st (working behind/underneath the 2 fptr just crocheted), fptr in the 1st and 2nd st. (The sections should be crossed over)

Front Post Triple Crochet + Single Crochet 2 Together (fptr+sc2tog)
YO twice, insert hook under the post of next st. YO, draw up a loop (4 loops on hook). YO, draw through 2 loops on hook. YO, draw through 2 loops on hook. Insert hook in next st, YO, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook). YO, draw through 3 loops on hook.

Single Crochet + Front Post Triple Crochet 2 Together (sc+fptr2tog)
Insert hook in next st,YO, draw up a loop (2 loops on hook). YO twice, insert hook under the post of next st. YO, draw up a loop (5 loops on hook). YO, draw through 2 loops on hook. YO, draw through 2 loops on hook. YO, draw through 3 loops on hook.

Skill Level

This is an “Intermediate” level crochet pattern (includes “How-To” photos). You must be familiar with basic crochet stitches and techniques. Directions written so that they are easy to read and follow. All patterns are in English, and written in standard US terms.

+ PATTERN

Note: The back/front of this sweater is worked in the row, from side to side. This sweater is worked in 4 parts (2 sleeves, 2 main parts), which are seamed together to create the final sweater. It is imperative to check gauge and maintain an even tension throughout to ensure pieces fit together. The design uses a stitch chart, available below. 

+ FRONT OF SWEATER

Ch75 [83,91] using aran yarn and 6mm hook.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in next 73 [81,89] sts. Turn your work. (74 [82,90] sts)

Row 2: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 flsc in next 72 [80,88] sts. 1 sc in next st. Turn your work. (74 [82,90] sts)

Row 3: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 flsc in next 3 [5,5] sts, 1 fptr around next st from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 8 [10,10] sts, 1 fptr around next st from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 2 [2,4] sts, 1 fptr around next 6 sts from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 2 [2,4] sts, 1 fptr around next st from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 2 sts, (begin chart) 1 fptr around next 2 sts from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 5 sts,1 fptr around next 2 sts from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 2 sts,1 fptr around next 2 sts from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 5 sts,1 fptr around next 2 sts from 2 rows below (end chart), 1 flsc in next 2 sts,1 fptr around next st from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 2 [2,4] sts,1 fptr around next 6 sts from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 2 [2,4] sts,1 fptr around next st from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 8 [10,10] sts,1 fptr around next st from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 3 [5,5] sts, 1 sc in next st. Turn your work. (74 [82,90] sts)

Row 4: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 flsc in next 72 [80,88] sts. 1 sc in next st. Turn your work. (74 [82,90] sts)

Row 5: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 flsc in next 3 [5,5] sts, 1 fptr around next fptr from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 8 [10,10] sts, 1 fptr around next fptr from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 2 [2,4] sts, 1 rev cable st around next 4 fptr from 2 rows below, 1 fptr around next 2 fptr from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 2 [2,4] sts, 1 fptr around next fptr from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 2 sts, (begin chart) 1 flsc in next st, 1 fptr around next 2 fptr from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 5 sts, 1 fptr around next 4 fptr from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 5 sts,1 fptr around next 2 fptr from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next st (end chart), 1 flsc in next 2 sts, 1 fptr around next fptr from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 2 [2,4] sts, 1 rev cable st around next 4 fptr from 2 rows below, 1 fptr around next 2 fptr from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 2 [2,4] sts,1 fptr around next fptr from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 8 [10,10] sts, 1 fptr around next fptr from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 3 [5,5] sts, 1 sc in next st. Turn your work. (74 [82,90] sts)

Row 6: Repeat row 4.

Row 7: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 flsc in next 3 [5,5] sts, 1 fptr around next fptr from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 8 [10,10] sts, 1 fptr around next fptr from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 2 [2,4] sts, 1 fptr around next 2 fptr from 2 rows below, 1 cable st around next 4 fptr from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 2 [2,4] sts, 1 fptr around next fptr from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 2 sts, (begin chart) 1 flsc in next 2 sts, 1 fptr around next 2 fptr from 2 rows below, 1 flsc in next 4..

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Mixed with the saltiness of the sea, the faint smell of sunscreen creates a constant reminder that linen sundresses and late afternoon trips to the beach are here to enjoy for the sunniest of seasons, summer!

Some of you may remember that last year, with the help of one of Wool And The Gang’s handy kits, I crocheted my very first pair of shoes, the Copacabana Espadrilles! I loved wearing them so much so, that when WATG released their summer-friendly collection some weeks ago and asked if I’d like to try out one of the kits, I squealed in excitement, ready for a new challenge.

From the moment the “Worn This Way Hat” kit was sent my way, I was extremely eager to get my hands on some of their newest (and incredibly popular) Ra-Ra-Raffia yarn… Which is not only vegan, but also recyclable, azo free and non toxic – So basically no nasties! I’ve never worked with raffia yarn before, but I was pleasantly surprised by just how easy it was to crochet with, and how it worked up in no time at all over the weekend.

As per usual, the WATG pattern supplied in the kit was well written and easy-to-follow, making the learning process all the more fun and enjoyable! I was also grateful for the helpful gauge guide, as when comparing my tension I was a bit on the looser side… So for those of you who like to live life on the edge and never gauge check, I’d always recommend you doing this, as it can save you hours of work and frustration. I just switched to one of my 4mm hooks, which was an incredibly easy fix and created the exact hat size I was after!

Basking in warm, golden rays of sunshine, the Worn This Way Hat will protect you from those strong rays and keep you cool even on the hottest days! The go-to accessory for sunny days, picnics and weekends getaways.

Wide brimmed and floppy, this vacation-ready sunhat is crocheted up using a combination of single crochets and chain spaces, making it your ideal companion for your summer adventures.

– WORN THIS WAY HAT KIT CONTAINS –

– 1 ball of of WATG’s eco-friendly Ra-Ra-Raffia

– The detailed “Worn This Way Hat” crochet pattern (In the form of a cute little booklet)

– 4.5mm (7) Mangowood Crochet Hook

– A large sewing needle – To sew in all those pesky ends!

Light, airy and made from 100% long wood fibre, the Ra-Ra-Raffia yarn will add structure and sturdiness to your summer projects thanks to it’s fabulous stitch definition. Inspired by nature, this eco-friendly yarn comes in 5 warm, earthy shades – working in perfect harmony in a variety of combinations to create truly unique and stylish pieces.

Great for crochet novices looking for a challenge, this intermediate level kit includes easy-to-follow steps and helpful tips! Biodegradable and vegan, not only is this Ra-Ra-Raffia yarn incredibly soft on your skin, but equally as soft on your conscience.

Due to all this creativity, I’ve partnered with Wool And The Gang to give YOU the chance to win your own Worn This Way Hat Kit to try out for yourself!

To enter this giveaway to win your own “Worn This Way Hat” crochet kit…

If you don’t have Instagram but would still love to enter, consider starting an Instagram account;
It’s a great way to discover crafty inspiration and share your own work!

This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE (excluding Russia).
The giveaway closes Monday August 21st at 12:00am PST,
Good luck everyone!

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Houses tumbling down to the sea in a cascade of sun-bleached peach, pink and terracotta paint the steep cliffside in bursts of warmth and charm. The narrow streets lined with quaint little boutiques and wisteria-draped cafés offer the ideal afternoon excursion as you lazily stroll through the picturesque village nestled perfectly amongst the hills.

With it’s delicate nature and loose-fitting style, the Positano Tee makes for the perfect companion as you wander down to the pebbled beachfront. Made with comfort in mind, the open, lacy fabric gives multiple options for layering – whether worn with your swimsuit or paired with a loose fitting skirt and sandals for a more relaxed vibe, this tee will adapt to every outfit all summer long.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ve most likely realised that I have an affinity with cotton yarns. How could I not? They come in a variety of weights, colors and even mercerized and unmercerized options, making for the ideal fibre to use when whipping up a soft, summer-y garment. This lightweight tee is worked up using just one of Lion Brand’s luxury yarns, the LB Collection Cotton Bamboo. Soft and sleek with beautiful drape, I love the way the definition of this cotton and bamboo blend creates beautifully shaped eyelets within the yoke of this garment.

I’d consider this an easy level crochet pattern, but an ambitious beginner may be able to tackle this one as I’ve also included a ton of how-to photos to help make the learning process all the more enjoyable. To get started right away, check out the free pattern below. As always you can purchase a printable PDF without ads here, or you can purchase the full yarn kit from Lion Brand here.

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Purchase the yarn kit from Lion Brand here.

Materials

4mm (G/6) Crochet Hook
1170yds [1290yds, 1420yds] LB Collection Cotton Bamboo (245yds/100g)
– “Magnolia/98” (5 [6,6] skeins)
Tapestry Needle

Finished Size

Changes for “Women’s M/L” and “Women’s XL/XXL” sizes are in [ ].

Women’s XS/S
Width: 20.5″ (52cm)
Length: 20” (51cm)
Sleeve Length: 4” (10cm)

Women’s M/L
Width: 23.25″ (59cm)
Length: 20.75” (53cm)
Sleeve Length: 4.5” (11cm)

Women’s XL/XXL
Width: 26″ (66cm)
Length: 21.5” (55cm)
Sleeve Length: 5” (13cm)

Gauge

16 stitches + 20 rows = 4″/10cm in single crochet

Stitches & Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain stitch
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet

Skill Level

This is an “Easy” level crochet pattern (includes “How-To” photos). You must be familiar with basic crochet stitches and techniques. Directions written so that they are easy to read and follow. All patterns are in English, and written in standard US terms.

+ PATTERN

Note: The back/front of this tee is worked in the row, from side to side. This tee is worked in 4 parts (2 sleeves, 2 main parts), which are seamed together to create the final tee. It is imperative to check gauge and maintain an even tension throughout to ensure pieces fit together.

+ FRONT OF TEE

Ch85 [97,109] using DK yarn and 4mm hook.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in next 83 [95,107] sts. Turn your work. (84 [96,108] sts)

Row 2 – 69 [71,73]: Ch1, 1 hdc in same st. *1 sl st in next st, 1 hdc in next st. Repeat from the * 40 [46,52] more times. 1 sl st in next st. Turn your work. (84 [96,108] sts)

Row 70 [72,74] – 75 [78,80]: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in next 83 [95,107] sts. Turn your work. (84 [96,108] sts)

Row 76 [79,81]: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. *Ch3, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st. Repeat from the * 39 [45,51] more times. Ch3, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next st. Turn your work. (42 [48,54] sts)

Row 77 [80,82]: Ch4 (counts as 1 dc + ch1), 1 sc in the 2nd ch of next ‘ch3’ space. *Ch3, 1 sc in the 2nd ch of next ‘ch3’ space. Repeat from the * 39 [45,51] more times. Ch1, 1 dc in next sc. Turn your work. (43 [49,55] sts)

Row 78 [81,83]: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. *Ch3, 1 sc in the 2nd ch of next ‘ch3’ space. Repeat from the * 39 [45,51] more times. Ch3, 1 sc in next dc. Turn your work. (42 [48,54] sts)

Row 79 [82,84] – 86 [89,93]: Repeat row 77 [80,82] – 78 [81,83].

Row 87 [90,94]: Ch3 (counts as 1 hdc + ch1), 1 sc in the 2nd ch of next ‘ch3’ space. *Ch2, 1 sc in the 2nd ch of next ‘ch3’ space. Repeat from the * 39 [45,51] more times. Ch1, 1 hdc in next sc. Turn your work. (43 [49,55] sts)

Row 88 [91,95]: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in next ‘ch1’ space. *1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next ‘ch2’ space. Repeat from the * 39 [45,51] more times. 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next hdc. Turn your work. (84 [96,108] sts)

Row 89 [92,96] – 94 [98,102]: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in next 83 [95,107] sts. Turn your work. (84 [96,108] sts)
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

+ BACK OF TEE

Ch85 [97,109] using DK yarn and 4mm hook.

Row 1 – 94 [98,102]: Repeat row 1 – 94 [98,102] of “Front of Sweater”.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

+ SLEEVE

Ch59 [67,75] using DK yarn and 4mm hook.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in next 57 [65,73] sts. Turn your work. (58 [66,74] sts)

Row 2 – 24 [26,28]: Ch1, 1 hdc in same st. *1 sl st in next st, 1 hdc in next st. Repeat from the * 27 [31,35] more times. 1 sl st in next st. Turn your work. (58 [66,74] sts)

Row 25 [27,29] – 28 [30,34]: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in next 57 [65,73] sts. Turn your work. (58 [66,74] sts)
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

+ ASSEMBLY

Follow “Assembly Diagram” below.

Sweater

Block the finished body of tee to correct height/width. Place the “Front of Tee” on top of the “Back of Tee”, flip the layout inside out, and join the two panels together by seaming ‘Row 1’ to ‘Row 69 [70,71]’ closed, working from the bottom to the top. The remaining openings are the armholes.

Seam the shoulders together (Row 94 [98,102]), working into all 23 [27,33] sts the on the right-side shoulder, and all 23 [27,33] sts the on the left-side shoulder. Leaving the unworked sts of row 94 [98,102] of the body of the tee un-seamed. The remaining opening is the neckline.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Sleeves

Flip each sleeve inside out and seam the sleeves along the ends of the rows, all along the underarm. Seam both sleeves onto the tee, where the armholes are.

Flip your completed tee right side out. Fold-over the cuff of the sleeve 1.5”/4cm, and join the edge of the folded cuff to the sleeve at one point.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Hope you all enjoy this pattern for a lightweight tee, perfect for layering.
Be sure to use the tag #hopefulhoneyhive on Instagram to show me your version of my design!
Have a lovely day crocheting…

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Deep in the meadow, tiny buds bloom into a field of delicate and fragrant daisies. Kites fly overheard, coaxing a ripple of giggles out of the little explorers, as they join a teddy bear picnic for an afternoon of merriment.

Sweet and cosy, the Everly Cardigan is a classic that you’ll pull out again and again to warm little bodies. Super-cute in every way, this cardigan uses a combo of textured stitches, a-line shaping plus bobble edging and cuffs. The -oh-so-soft drape and feel of this piece makes it an ideal and effortless layering piece for your wee one to romp in this season.

Perfect for picnics and garden games, this is a gorgeous, relaxed way for your little one to dress up every day! A statement cardigan that they’ll love to wear out and about – whatever the weather.

Super simple to make, the lightweight cotton yarn and classic shape of this winsome garment makes for a very versatile layering piece – making for the ultimate amount of use before they outgrow it’s snuggles! Don’t forget, you can use coupon code EVERLYCARDIGAN40 on Etsy and Ravelry for a 40% discount on this pattern (valid until July 9th)!

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LoveCrochet – PDF Crochet Pattern
Craftsy – PDF Crochet Pattern

Materials

4mm (G/6) Crochet Hook
490yds [670yds, 830yds] Fingering Yarn (4ply) – DMC “Natura Just Cotton” (170yds/50g)
Salome/80 (3 [4,5] skeins)
Tapestry Needle; 3 Buttons (0.75”/2cm);

Finished Size

Changes for “6-12 Months” and “12-24 Months” sizes are in [ ].

0-6 Months
Chest: 10″ (25cm)
Length: 10.5” (27cm)
Sleeve Length: 7” (18cm)

6-12 Months
Chest: 11.5″ (29cm)
Length: 11” (28cm)
Sleeve Length: 7.5” (19cm)

12-24 Months
Chest: 12.5″ (32cm)
Length: 11.75” (30cm)
Sleeve Length: 8” (20cm)

Skill Level

This is an “Intermediate” level crochet pattern (includes “How-To” photos). You must be familiar with basic crochet stitches and techniques. Directions written so that they are easy to read and follow. All patterns are in English, and written in standard US terms.

Hope you all enjoy this pattern for a snuggly cardigan, perfect for afternoon trips to the park.
Be sure to use the tag #hopefulhoneyhive on Instagram to show me your version of my design!
Have a lovely day crocheting…

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The sound of sand crunching underfoot mixed with the crisp, salty air of the harbor blankets you in the tranquility of the sea. Walking along the shoreline is a constant source of creative inspiration for myself, as within moments I’m discovering little treasures and secret creatures hidden within the rock pools – From prickly sea urchins to starfish delicately dancing across the seafloor in a kaleidoscope of colors.

Being an avid admirer of these little creatures, I couldn’t help but want to share this quirky and beautifully detailed stitch with you all… Due to it’s repetitive and simple steps, this is the ideal stitch to use while relaxing by the shoreline on a quiet Saturday morning!

The Star Stitch creates a thick yet extremely cosy fabric, making this a great choice when crocheting sturdy baskets or snuggly afghans, as the unique design and texture of this stitch pairs well with colourful projects!

Learning a new crochet stitch or technique is always such fun, don’t you agree? If you’re keen to challenge yourself this weekend (as you’re cozied up by the fireplace), you’re in luck as this helpful step-by-step video tutorial will guide you through all the necessary steps needed to learn the “Star Stitch“, in an easy to follow speed!

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Materials

Yarn – MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran (87yds/50g)
Crochet Hook – 5.0mm (H/8)

Stiches & Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
star st – star stitch

Foundation

Chain in multiples of 2 + 1.

Pattern

Row 1: Pick up a loop in 2nd ch from hook, and in each of next 4 ch (6 loops on hook), YO, draw through all loops on hook, ch1 (ch1 forms the “eye of star”). *Pick up a loop in the eye of the last star. Pick up a loop through the last loop of the previous star st. Pick up a loop through the same ch as the last loop of the previous star. Pick up a loop in each of next 2 ch (6 loops on hook), YO, draw through all loops on hook, ch1 (ch1 forms the “eye of star”). Repeat from the * all across. 1 hdc in last ch (same ch as the last loop of the last star). Turn your work.
Row 2: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in the “eye” of the 1st star st. *2 sc in the “eye” of the next star st. Repeat from the * all across. 1 sc in turning ch. Turn your work.
Row 3: Ch2, pick up a loop in the front strand of 2nd ch from hook, then pick up a loop in the back strand of the same ch. Pick up a loop in each of next 3 sts (6 loops on hook), YO, draw through all loops on hook, ch1 (ch1 forms the “eye of star). *Pick up a loop in the eye of the last star. Pick up a loop through the last loop of the previous star st. Pick up a loop through the same st as the last loop of the previous star. Pick up a loop in each of next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), YO, draw through all loops on hook, ch1 (ch1 forms the “eye of star”). Repeat from the * all across. 1 hdc in last st (same st as the last loop of the last star). Turn your work.

Repeat

Row 2 – 3 until you reach your desired length.

How To: Crochet The Star Stitch | Easy Tutorial by Hopeful Honey - YouTube

Is there a specific crochet stitch or interesting technique you’d love to learn? I’m always open to new ideas and inspiration when it comes to sharing crochet with the world!

Be sure to use the tag #hopefulhoneyhive on Instagram to show me your star stitches!
Have a lovely day crocheting…

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Lazy and golden, the late afternoon sun slowly creeps behind the distant mountains, painting the rolling vineyards in bursts of warm sunlight. Nestled in amongst the vines a quiet picnic greets you with the promise of a peaceful evening and a glass of wine as you admire the quaint little French town below.

Elevate any outfit with the luxurious Alsace Poncho, whether you’re wearing it to gently cover chilly shoulders or as a fashionable accent to a simple everyday ensemble. The classic cowl neck compliments the boxy silhouette harmoniously, whilst the unique bobble design adds even more timeless charm and character to this already stylish and dramatic layering piece.

Lightweight, warm, and effortlessly chic, the Alsace Poncho is the perfect companion for a stroll through quiet cobblestone streets or a delightful afternoon of wine tasting with friends as you wander throughout Europe.

Worked up in the age-old classic Heartland, the fabric that resulted is lightweight and stretchy, helping to provide warmth when draped over the shoulders, whilst still offering effortless movement when layered over some jeans and sleek boots.

The richness and beautiful earthy tones of this “Mammoth Cave” colorway is reminiscent of sturdy cobblestone streets and whimsical country cottages, creating the ideal everyday neutral layering piece.

Because of the unique ‘diamond design’ I’d consider this an easy pattern, but an ambitious beginner may be able to tackle this one as I’ve also included a ton of how-to photos to help make the learning process all the more enjoyable. Ready to embark on this new crochet pattern? You can find the free pattern below, and as always you can purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version here, or grab the yarn kit from Lion Brand here.

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Purchase the ad-free, printable PDF pattern here.
Purchase the yarn kit from Lion Brand here.

Materials

7mm (2) Crochet Hook
1700yds [1950yds, 2175yds] Aran Yarn
– Lion Brand Heartland “Mammoth Cave” (7 [8,9] skeins)
Tapestry Needle;

Finished Size

Changes for “Women’s M/L” and “Women’s XL/XXL” sizes are in [ ].

Women’s XS/S
Width: 33″ (84cm)
Length: 32” (81cm)
Roll Neck Length: 12” (31cm)

Women’s M/L
Width: 36″ (91cm)
Length: 32” (81cm)
Roll Neck Length: 12” (31cm)

Women’s XL/XXL
Width: 39″ (cm)
Length: 32” (81cm)
Roll Neck Length: 12” (31cm)

Gauge

12 stitches + 14 rows = 4″/10cm in single crochet

Stitches & Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
blsc – back loop single crochet
flsc – front loop single crochet
pc – popcorn stitch

Back Loop Single Crochet (blsc)
Insert hook in next st, but not through both loops, only through the “Back Loop”. YO, draw up a loop (2 loops on hook). YO, pull through 2 loops on hook.
Front Loop Single Crochet (flsc)
Insert hook in next st, but not through both loops, only through the “Front Loop”. YO, draw up a loop (2 loops on hook). YO, pull through 2 loops on hook.
Popcorn Stitch (pc)
Crochet 5 dc in next st, drop working loop from hook, insert hook through top of 1st dc made, pick-up the dropped loop on your hook, pull through 1st dc, ch1.
Skill Level

This is an “Easy” level crochet pattern (includes “How-To” photos). You must be familiar with basic crochet stitches and techniques. Directions written so that they are easy to read and follow. All patterns are in English, and written in standard US terms.

+ PATTERN

Note: The back/front of this poncho is worked in the row, from bottom to top. This poncho is worked in 2 parts, which are seamed together at the shoulders to create the final poncho. It is imperative to check gauge and maintain an even tension throughout to ensure pieces fit together. The design uses a stitch chart, available below.

FRONT OF PONCHO:

Ch102 [110,118] using aran yarn and 7mm hook.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in next 100 [108,116] sts. Turn your work. (101 [109,117] sts)

Row 2: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 48 [52,56] more times. 1 blsc in next st. 1 sc in next st. Turn your work. (101 [109,117] sts)

Row 3: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 16 [18,20] more times. 1 blsc in next st, (begin chart), 1 pc in next st. *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 3 [3, 3] times. 1 blsc in next st, 1 pc in next st. *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 2 [2, 2] times. 1 blsc in next st, 1 pc in next st. *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 3 [3, 3] times. 1 blsc in next st, 1 pc in next st (end chart). *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 16 [18,20] times. 1 blsc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Turn your work. (101 [109,117] sts)

Row 4: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 48 [52,56] more times (working 1 sc in the top of every pc). 1 blsc in next st. 1 sc in next st. Turn your work. (101 [109,117] sts)

Row 5: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 16 [18,20] more times. 1 blsc in next st, (begin chart) 1 flsc in next st, 1 blsc in next st, 1 pc in next st. *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 3 [3, 3] times. 1 blsc in next st, 1 pc in next st. 1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st, 1 blsc in next st. 1 pc in next st. *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 3 [3, 3] times. 1 blsc in next st, 1 pc in next st, 1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st (end chart). *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 16 [18,20] times. 1 blsc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Turn your work. (101 [109,117] sts)

Row 6: Repeat row 4.

Row 7: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 16 [18,20] more times. 1 blsc in next st, (begin chart) 1 flsc in next st, 1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st, 1 blsc in next st, 1 pc in next st. *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 3 [3, 3] times. 1 blsc in next st, 1 pc in next st. *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 3 [3, 3] times. 1 blsc in next st, 1 pc in next st, 1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st, 1 blsc in next st (end chart). *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 16 [18,20] times. 1 blsc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Turn your work. (101 [109,117] sts)

Row 8: Repeat row 4.

Row 9: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 16 [18,20] more times. 1 blsc in next st, (begin chart) *1 flsc in next st, 1 blsc in next st. Repeat from the * 2 [2,2] more times, 1 pc in next st. *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 6 [6, 6] times. 1 blsc in next st, 1 pc in next st, *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 2 [2,2] more times (end chart). *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 16 [18,20] times. 1 blsc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Turn your work. (101 [109,117] sts)

Row 10: Repeat row 4.

Row 11: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 16 [18,20] more times. 1 blsc in next st, (begin chart) *1 flsc in next st, 1 blsc in next st. Repeat from the * 3 [3,3] more times, 1 pc in next st. *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 4 [4, 4] times. 1 blsc in next st, 1 pc in next st, *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 3 [3,3] more times (end chart). *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 16 [18, 20] times. 1 blsc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Turn your work. (101 [109,117] sts)

Row 12: Repeat row 4.

Row 13: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 16 [18,20] more times. 1 blsc in next st, (begin chart) *1 flsc in next st, 1 blsc in next st. Repeat from the * 4 [4,4] more times, 1 pc in next st. *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 2 [2, 2] times. 1 blsc in next st, 1 pc in next st, *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 4 [4,4] more times (end chart). *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 16 [18,20] times. 1 blsc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Turn your work. (101 [109,117] sts)

Row 14: Repeat row 4.

Row 15: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 16 [18,20] more times. 1 blsc in next st, (begin chart) *1 flsc in next st, 1 blsc in next st. Repeat from the * 5 [5,5] more times, 1 pc in next st. 1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st, 1 blsc in next st, 1 pc in next st, *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 5 [5,5] more times (end chart). *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 16 [18,20] times. 1 blsc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Turn your work. (101 [109,117] sts)

Row 16: Repeat row 4.

Row 17: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 16 [18,20] more times. 1 blsc in next st, (begin chart) *1 flsc in next st, 1 blsc in next st. Repeat from the * 6 [6,6] more times, 1 pc in next st, *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 6 [6,6] more times (end chart). *1 blsc in next st, 1 flsc in next st. Repeat from the * 16 [18, 20] times. 1 blsc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Turn your work. (101 [109,117] sts)

Row 18: Repeat row 4.

Row 19: Repeat row 15.

Row 20: Repeat row 4.

Row 21: Repeat row 13.

Row 22: Repeat row 4.

Row 23: Repeat row 11.

Row 24: Repeat row 4.

Row 25: Repeat row 9.

Row 26: Repeat row 4.

Row 27: Repeat row 7.

Row 28: Repeat row 4.

Row 29: Repeat row 5.

Row 30: Repeat row 4.

Row 31: Repeat row 3.

Row 32: Repeat row 4.

Row 33: Repeat row 5.

Row 34: Repeat row 4.

Row 35: Repeat row 7.

Row 36: Repeat row 4.

Row 37: Repeat row 9.

Row 38: Repeat row 4.

Row 39: Repeat row 11.

Row 40: Repeat row 4.

Row 41: Repeat row 13.

Row 42: Repeat row 4.

Row 43: Repeat row 15.

Row 44: Repeat row 4.

Row 45: Repeat row 17.

Row 46: Repeat row 4.

Row 47: Repeat row 15.

Row 48: Repeat row 4.

Row 49: Repeat row 13.

Row 50: Repeat row 4.

Row 51: Repeat row 11.

Row 52: Repeat row 4.

Row 53: Repeat row 9.

Row 54: Repeat row 4.

Row 55: Repeat row 7.

Row 56: Repeat row 4.

Row 57: Repeat row 5.

Row 58: Repeat row 4.

Row 59: Repeat row 3.

Row 60: Repeat row 4.

Row 61: Repeat row 5.

Row 62: Repeat row 4.

Row 63: Repeat row 7.

Row 64: Repeat row 4.

Row 65: Repeat row 9.

Row 66: Repeat row 4.

Row 67: Repeat row 11.

Row 68: Repeat row 4.

Row 69: Repeat row..

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