Blog by Sarah! The crafter, crocheter, and crockpotter behind the blog Repeat Crafter Me. As a wife and mom of 3 my days are busy but I always find time to pick up my crochet hook or indulge in something crafty. I share all my crochet patterns for free as well as post DIY projects, kids crafts, and crock pot recipes. A little something to inspire everyone!
Week 2 of The Pop! Petals Blanket Crochet Along with Yarnspirations continues today! If you signed up for the crochet along, check your email inbox for the pattern and how-to video. If you haven’t signed up yet, JOIN HERE and you’ll get Part 1 and 2 of instructions emailed to you.
This week, we’ll be turning our beautiful petal circle into a square. By the end of this week, you will have built four squares using Bernat Super Value yarn.
Share your project photos with us on Instagram using #RCMCAL2019.
This is a 3-part Crochet-Along hosted by me (Repeat Crafter Me) but instructions and pattern will be posted and e-mailed to you by my friends over at Yarnspirations.com!
May 13th Lesson 1 is LIVE! May 20th Lesson 2 is LIVE May 27th: Lesson 3
Each lesson will be emailed to you once you have SIGNED UP. New lessons will be e-mailed direct to your inbox by 12:30 EST on Monday May 13th, May 20th, and May 27th… but typically they will be sent out much earlier. Today, the Lesson 2 e-mails should have hit your inboxes early this morning. This is a free crochet-along with written pattern downloads and step-by-step videos!
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It’s been a long time since I hosted a giveaway so today is the day! I am so grateful for all of your support and for following along on social media. I am blown away by your positivity and encouragement each day. I’ve been collecting some fun crochet books and accessories over the past few months and have put them all in a big basket that I will happily ship to one of you! This giveaway is open worldwide so don’t hesitate to enter using the Rafflecopter Widget at the bottom of the post!
What’s in the basket? Let me go through everything! And click the hyperlinks provided to purchase many of these items now instead of waiting to see if you win
Bernat Super Value Yarn: I am giving you 6 skeins of Bernat Super Value yarn! This is a worsted weight yarn that I used for many of my projects. The yarn is easily washable and comes in over 50 shades so it’s perfect for so many cut crocheted pieces!
Crochet Starter Kit: The essentials you need to get you started crocheting are all here. The kit contains five Susan Bates crochet hooks (US sizes G, H, I, J and K), one afghan hook, two yarn needles, and a Knit Chek. An instruction book with simple instructions and clear diagrams make learning easy. The book contains sixteen projects to make and includes left hand instructions. Buy it HERE.
Powered by Coffee & Yarn Mug: The most adorable mug I have ever seen! And the words ring true for me because not one day goes by without my coffee and yarn! This mug is available for purchase at Hobby Lobby stores on the Yarn Aisle endcap.
Enamel Pins: Another adorable yarn novelty item from Hobby Lobby! A set of 4 enamel pins that say “Yarn Queen” “Yarn Makes Me Happy” “Let’s Roll” and “Skein on Girl.” Attach them to your project totes!
Llama Notecards: Write your favorite person a note or a thank you on these cute llama notecards! They are blank inside. Found at Hobby Lobby stores!
Llama Ruler: Cute ruler in the shape of a llama! A fun design and accessory to add to your crochet tools and essentials!
Big Crochet Basket Giveaway! - YouTube
Now Enter the Giveaway using the Rafflecopter Widget Below! Giveaway is open worldwide. One winner will be announced via e-mail. Giveaway open from 5/18/2019 – 5/25/2019.
Seems like I am being inspired this week by all the cute things! A few days ago I post THIS adorable Flamingo Applique that was inspired by my flamingo crochet hook. And today I whipped up a Crochet Avocado that was inspired by the tablecloth my friend Jen had out this morning!
The best part is that this avocado is pretty much true to size! It’s about 6×4 inches and fits in your hand just as a real ripe avocado would. I think I am going to use this one as an extra large keychain but you can do with it as you wish! I think it would make a fun pregnancy announcement because the baby is the size of an avocado when a woman is 16 weeks pregnant. It’s also just a fun amigurumi to have around if you are an avocado fan!
Avocado Body: Make one in Lush Green and on in Fern Green Magic Ring, chain 2, make 12 DC inside magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2 Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (24 DC) Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next stitch, repeat around, join, chain 1 (36 DC) Row 4: SC in first, HDC in next 6, SC in last chain 1, turn (leave remaining stitches in round unworked) Row 5: SC decrease, HDC in next 4, SC decrease over last two, chain 1, turn Row 6: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (6 SC) Row 7: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, continue to SC around edge of entire piece, join to first SC, fasten off the light green body piece and weave in ends. Do not fasten off the darker green piece. Set aside for a moment.
Avocado Seed: with brown yarn Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring, join to first SC, chain 1 Round 2: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 Round 3: HDC in first three stitches, SC in all remaining stitches making a SC + HDC in last, join to first HDC, fasten off leaving long tail.
On lighter green avocado body piece: Attach safety eyes and stitch on a little smile with your black yarn. Then stitch on your seed to the middle tummy area. Stuff lightly with poly-fil before completely sewing shut.
Place both body pieces together. SC the edges together with the green yarn. Stuff with poly-fil before completely stitching it shut. You don’t want to stuff it too full. Just enough to give it a nice form but not so much that the poly-fil is coming out between the stitches.
I’m crazy about this crochet avocado! The cutest and squishiest superfood you’ll ever see!
Cute Crochet Avocado! - YouTube
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Hi! Just a quick blog post to let you know that the first set of instructions for the Pop! Petals Blanket is live! If you signed up for the crochet along, check your email inbox for the pattern and how-to video. If you haven’t signed up yet, JOIN HERE and you’ll get the latest set of instructions emailed to you.
This is a 3-part Crochet-Along hosted by me (Repeat Crafter Me) but instructions and pattern will be posted and e-mailed to you by my friends over at Yarnspirations.com!
Today (May 13th) Lesson 1 is LIVE! May 20th: Lesson 2 May 27th: Lesson 3
Each lesson will be emailed to you once you have SIGNED UP. New lessons will be e-mailed direct to your inbox by 12:30 EST on Monday May 13th, May 20th, and May 27th… but typically they will be sent out much earlier. Today, the Lesson 1 e-mails should have hit your inboxes at 7:30am PST and 10:30am EST. This is a free crochet-along with written pattern downloads and step-by-step videos!
If for any reason you are having trouble signing up or receiving e-mail, please email the Yarnspirations teamat firstname.lastname@example.org and they will ensure you get the yarn coupon code and pattern information.
If you haven’t joined the CAL yet, CHECK OUT THE SIGN UP PAGE HERE. Whenever you join, you’ll get emailed a link to the landing page with the latest lesson.
Thanks so much for joining me on my first Crochet-Along! Please use the hashtag #RCMCAL2019 when posting on social media. In addition please join the Yarnspirations Stitch Squad Facebook Group to share project photos!
Now I have another fun announcement! I teamed up with my friends over at FaveCrafts in celebration of their 10 Year Anniversary and a Charity Drive with Warm Up America! I made a FaveCrafts Afghan that features beautiful teal and pink hues (just like their logo) crocheted into individual 7×9″ sections. The 7×9 rectangle sections is a required size for Warm Up America. They accept these individual sections as donations and volunteers seam them together for the homeless in need. You can also donate an entire blanket!
Now here was the fun part! I re-created the heart from the FaveCrafts logo as a crocheted square! I absolutely love taking on projects like this and making a design come to life with yarn!
Bellow is the pattern to make the individual rectangle sections and blanket. If you don’t have the energy to make the entire blanket, you can make a few of the rectangle sections and donate them to Warm Up America! The pattern is lap size, but the size is easily customizable if you simply work up more of the sections!
FaveCrafts Heart Afghan Celebrating FaveCrafts 10 Year Anniversary and Charity Drive with Warm Up America! Finished size of Afghan: 35×45 (lapghan size) Finished Size of individual Afghan Sections: 7×9
Note: 7×9 inches is the size required by Warm Up America for their crocheted afghan sections.
Make 5 afghan sections in Peony Pink, Cool Blue, Aqua, and Teal Heather. Make 5 afghan sections in FaveCrafts Heart Logo. You should have a total 25 afghan sections.
Solid Color 7×9
Granny Afghan Section:
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 12 DC in ring, join to first
DC, chain 2 (12 DC) Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch around,
join, chain 2 (24 DC) Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in
next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (36 DC) Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in
next 2, repeat around, chain 1 (48 DC) Round 5: SC in each stitch around,
chain 2 (48 SC) Round 6: *DC + chain 2 + DC all in
one stitch, DC, DC, HDC, SC in next 5, HDC, DC, DC, repeat from * around. The
DC+ chain 2 + DC are your 4 corners, join, slip stich over so you are working
chain corner space. Round 7: chain 3 (counts as first
DC) DC + chain 2 + 2 DC all in first corner, DC in all DC stitches from
previous row, HDC in all HDC stitches from previous row, SC in all SC stitches
from previous row, 2 DC + chain 2 + 2 DC in all the corners, join, chain 2
Round 8: DC in each stitch around, 2 DC + chain 2 + 2 DC in each corner, join, Fasten off weave in ends.
Now lets add two rows of DC stitches to either end of our
square to make it a 7×9 rectangle.
With wrong side facing you, join in white yarn in upper right hand corner, chain 3 (counts as your first stitch), DC in each stitch across, ending with a DC in the next corner, chain 2, turn (24 DC) Row 2: DC in each stitch across, fasten off weave in ends. (24 DC) Repeat these two rows on the opposite end of the square.
FaveCrafts Heart Logo
Starting with Cool Blue yarn Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 12 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2 (12 DC) Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (24 DC) Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (36 DC) Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 2, repeat around, (48 DC) break Cool Blue yarn and join in Teal Heather yarn, chain 1 Round 5: SC in each stitch around (48 SC) Break Teal Heather yarn and join in White yarn, chain 2 Round 6: *DC + chain 2 + DC all in one stitch, DC, DC, HDC, SC in next 5, HDC, DC, DC, repeat from * around. The DC+ chain 2 + DC are your 4 corners., join, slip stich over so you are working chain corner space. Round 7: chain 3 (counts as first DC) DC + chain 2 + 2 DC all in first corner, DC in all DC stitches from previous row, HDC in all HDC stitches from previous row, SC in all SC stitches from previous row, 2 DC + chain 2 + 2 DC in all the corners, join, chain 2 Round 8: DC in each stitch around, 2 DC + chain 2 + 2 DC in each corner, join, Fasten off weave in ends.
Now lets add two rows to either end of our square to make it
a 7×9 rectangle.
With wrong side facing you, join in white yarn in upper
right hand corner, chain 3 (counts as your first stitch), DC in each stitch
across, ending with a DC in the next corner, chain 2, turn (24 DC)
Row 2: DC in each stitch across, fasten off weave in ends. (24 DC)
Repeat these two rows on the opposite end of the square.
With Peony Pink yarn
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 14 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 1
Round 2: HDC + DC in first, 3 TC in next, 2 DC in next, DC +HDC in next, 2 HDC
in next, HDC + DC in next, 2 DC in next, DC + HDC in next, 2 HDC, HDC + DC, 2
DC, 3 TC, DC + HDC, slip stitch join to last stitch.
Join in Teal Heather yarn and slip stitch around the edges in the back loop
Fasten off and use loose ends to stitch heart applique to
center of circle in your FaveCrafts Afghan Section.
With a long strand of soft fern green yarn and your tapestry needle, stitch
yarn in and out around round 6 to create dashed lines.
Joining the sections:
Lay the crocheted sections out in the pattern of the finished blanket.
Use a long strand of white yarn and your tapestry needle to stitch together the
sections using the invisible join. The invisible join is created by using the
mattress stitch, but only working in the back loops of your edge stitches. You
will want to connect them by first working along all the vertical seams and
then all the horizontal seams.
with white yarn
Starting at any point along the blanket edge, join in white yarn in a back loop
only. Chain 1 and make SC in the back loops along the edge of the entire
blanket. When you get to the corners make a SC + chain 2 + SC all in one corner
If you aren’t familiar with FaveCrafts.com, they are a crafting website and community that offers over 15,000 free project ideas, tutorials, videos, informative articles, step-by-step instructions, photos and more to crafters looking for craft projects and ideas. Check them out HERE
If you aren’t familiar with Warm Up America, they are a national non-profit providing hand knitted and crocheted blankets, clothing, and accessories made by volunteers across the country to donate to people in need. Check them out HERE
Get your hooks ready to bloom! I am so excited to be hosting a Crochet Along with Yarnspirations! Join us for our Pop! Petals Blanket CAL! Play with colors to create a whimsical floral-inspired blanket that’s perfect for beginners looking to up their crochet skills, and for seasoned stitchers wanting a fun and quick project!
When you sign up for this FREE crochet along, you’ll get access to weekly pattern modules and helpful video content to guide you through each clue. By the end of the crochet along, you’ll have a beautiful blanket that will show off the new skills you’ve learned.
Yarnspirations has done it again with another super cute pattern that I HAD to get on my hook! This Bernat Baby Velvet Crochet Bunny pattern is so soft and adorable using the luxurious Bernat Baby Velvet Yarn that doesn’t pill or shed. It’s worsted weight and machine washable and the bonus is that you will use less than a half skein of each color for this project! So you could easily make more than one bunny from the same skein! I used a Size H Crochet Hook for my version and it came out to be approximately 20 inches tall by 12 inches wide.
The pattern stitches up very quick and easy! I love this yarn because if you make a mistake, miscount, or just don’t have a consistent tension, it doesn’t matter. The stitches blend together so well with this velvety yarn! You will work for the legs up and stuff as you go. I used safety eyes in my version and had a little bit of pink yarn left over from my Bernat Velvet Bear that I was able to use for the bunny nose. When I finished, Zoe told me that the bunny needed clothes… So of course I had to stitch up a little jumper dress! Pattern for the dress is written below.
Bunny Jumper Dress Pattern: Chain 41, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down chain, chain 1, turn (40 SC) Row 2: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn Row 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in each stitch across until last stitch, 2 SC in last, chain 1, turn (42 SC) Row 4: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (42 SC) Row 5: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in each stitch across until last stitch, 2 SC in last, chain 1, turn (44 SC) Row 6-11: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn Now we are going to work in rounds Round 12: 2 SC in each stitch across, join to first SC so you join your rows into a round (do not turn), chain 1 Round 13-22: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (88 SC) Fasten off weave in ends Now lets make the straps: Count 16 stitch in from top of dress, join in yarn and chain 16, SC in each stitch down chain and join to top of dress. Do this to make both straps. You should have about 8 stitches in between your straps on the front of the dress.
Using 4 small 1/2 inch buttons, you will want to sew two of them so you can close the back of the dress (depending on how much you stuff the bunny belly will determine how snug or loose you will want to close the back of the dress). Then sew two more buttons just a few rows up from where the skirt starts to attach the straps. Below is a picture of the back of the dress. I criss-crossed the straps. The buttons should easily fit through your SC stitches.
Could this bunny get any cuter?! Please be sure to tag Repeat Crafter Me and Yarnspirations on social media if you crochet this Bernat Bunny! Use hashtags #RepeatCrafterMe #Yarnspirations and #BernatVelvet
I’ve been a fan of Furls Crochet Hooks and accessories for many years now, so when I laid eyes on their newest design I was ecstatic! The brand new Peach Odyssey Crochet Hook is beyond gorgeous and just like their other ergonomic hooks, it combines style and function. First we must talk about the beautiful peach color! Shimmery, shiny, and iridescent with color tones that screams SPRING! It’s honestly motivating me to work on all my seasonal crochet projects. Plus it goes perfectly with the 2019 Pantone color of the year: Coral. I chose the Rose Gold tip but you could also purchase this hook with the Nickel tip as well. You can actually see 3 different Odyssey color tips in the photo below: Nickel, Gold, and Rose Gold.
I love the Odyssey series because of the sleek and smooth design. Furls really took ergonomic hooks to a new level. Not only are they extremely comfortable to hold, but they have a weight to them that helps you get into a crochet rhythm. When I crochet with these hooks I get into a rocking motion that helps me crochet faster with smoother stitches.
I wanted to show you guys a little video of me crocheting with the new Peach Odyssey Crochet Hook! Click the play button below and let me know what you think!
Furls Peach Odyssey Crochet Hook - YouTube
I love supporting the crochet community and Furls is one small business that I am happy to stand behind! They have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. This means that if you aren’t completely satisfied with your purchase they will refund or replace your hook with no questions asked! Their customer service is some of the best I have ever seen!
If you are in the market for a new ergonomic crochet hook, check out the new Furls Peach Odyssey Crochet Hook. I definitely think that this is one hook that you will want to add to your collection!
It’s finished! Here is the completed Earth Day Crochet Quiet Book! There are a total of 10 crocheted pages that feature nature-themed appliques coordinating with numbers 1 through 10. Let’s go through each one! Click on the highlight text to get the pattern for each page. The finished size is approximately 9 x 9 and 4 inches thick!
Once you have crocheted the pages, you will need to connect them all together. I have made a short video explaining what I did.
Binding Crochet Pages - YouTube
You will want to place all the pages in order and back to back. I single crocheted along the spine of two pages at a time, starting with 3 SC and then a chain 1 + skipping a stitch, then 3 more SC stitches, repeating all the way down the spine. This gives you 8 chain spaces to attach your pages together. I ended up hot gluing each back to back page together. You can stitch them together or leave as is! You can also use fabric glue if hot glue makes you uncomfortable. Once you have crocheted along the spine of all 5 pieces (remember your pages are back to back), you can use book rings to link them together. Alternatively you can use use yarn to tie them together. Get creative and let me know what you come up with!