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FaveCrafts by Favecrafts - 17h ago

Nothing truly represents summer like bohemian fashion. Well, maybe a few other things might, but this trend definitely screams summer! And I absolutely love anything influenced by bohemian style. During this sunny season, I’ll only be wearing boho pieces! That boho-inspired sewn bag pattern? I’m taking it everywhere with me. That boho beaded bracelet? I’m showering with it until it’s winter.

So, when I saw this Boho Crochet Wrap Pattern from Red Heart, I (obviously) fell in love. The crochet wrap’s geometric design and its bright blue color really stood out to me. And I decided that I needed to share this crochet wrap pattern with everyone!

Just imagine how lovely this wrap pattern will look draped over your shoulders. If you’re spending a summer night outside, throw it over your shoulders for a lightweight yet warm clothing piece. If you’re looking for an airy shawl to complete your look, this crochet wrap pattern is absolutely perfect. And once summer is over, you won’t have to store it away in your attic or the back of your closet. You could wear this crochet wrap during the winter too.

So, whatever you’re planning for your next crocheting project, forget about it because you need this crochet pattern in your life!

Boho Crochet Wrap Pattern

Boho Crochet Wrap Pattern

Materials: 

  • 2 balls Red Heart Fashion Soft Yarn in Cobalt
  • 5 mm (US H-8) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

Gauge: 16 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in double crochet

Finished Size: 60 in. wide across top edge x 27.5 in. long (152.5 cm x 70 cm), excluding fringe.

Abbreviations: 

  • ch = chain(s)
  • dc = double crochet
    sc = single crochet
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • ( ) = work directions in parentheses into same st
  • [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
  • * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

Special Stitch: 

  • Picot = (Sc, ch 2, sc) in indicated stitch

Notes: 

  • V-shaped shawl is worked from the bottom up.
  • For a sleeker appearance, carefully
    steam fringes straight

Pattern Instructions: 

SHAWL
Ch. 4

Row 1 (right side): Work 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning skipped ch count as first dc here and throughout), turn—3 dc.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in first dc, dc in next dc, 3 dc in top of beginning ch, turn—7 dc.
Row 3: Ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each dc across to beginning ch, 3 dc in top of beginning ch, turn—12 dc.
Row 4: Ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 5, skip next 5 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, skip next 5 dc, 3 dc in top of beginning ch, turn—6 dc, 1 sc, and 2 ch-5 spaces.
Row 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 3 dc in top of beginning ch, turn—15 dc and 2 ch-3 spaces.
Row 6: Ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 6 dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 3 dc in top of beginning ch, turn—23 dc and 1 ch-1 space.
Row 7: Ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 5, skip next 5 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5*, 3 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * to *, skip next 5 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, 3 dc in top of beginning ch, turn—9 dc, 2 sc, and 4 ch-5 spaces.
Row 8: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next dc, *3 dc in next dc, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; repeat from * across, 3 dc in top of beginning ch, turn—23 dc and 4 ch-3 spaces.
Row 9: Ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 6 dc, *3 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc; repeat from * across, 3 dc in top of beginning ch, turn—34 dc and 2 ch-1 spaces.
Row 10: Ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 5, skip next 5 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, 3 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * across to last 12 dc, skip next 5 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, skip last 5 dc, 3 dc in top of beginning ch, turn—12 dc, 3 sc, and 6 ch-5 spaces.
Rows 11–55: Repeat Rows 8–10 fifteen times—57 dc, 18 sc, and 21 ch-5 spaces.
Rows 56 and 57: Repeat Rows 8 and 9—210 dc and 18 ch-1 spaces. At end of last row, do not turn or fasten off.

Border
Round 1 (right side): Ch 1, *working in ends of rows, evenly space 132 sc across long edge*; sc in opposite side of foundation ch (corner st); repeat from * to * once, ch 1, [picot in next dc, skip next dc] 6 times, **sc in next ch-1 space, [picot in next dc, skip next dc] 5 times, picot in next dc; repeat from ** across, ch 1; join with slip st in first sc—265 sc, 114 picots, and 2 ch-1 spaces.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join; working down first long edge, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc*; repeat from * to * to last st before corner st, ch 1, skip last st, picot in corner st; repeat from *
to * up other long edge; join with slip st in next ch-1 space; leave remaining sts unworked—132 sc, 132 ch-1 spaces and 1 picot. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends and block to finished measurements.

Fringe
For each fringe, cut 2 strands, each 18 in (45.5 cm) long. Fold strands in half to form a loop. Insert crochet hook from right side through any corner. Place fold on hook and draw fold through, forming a loop. Thread ends of strands through loop and pull to tighten. Repeat to attach fringe in other corners and in every ch-1 space across both long side edges of shawl. Knot again, about 1″ (2.5 cm) below top knot, using 2 strands from each of 2 adjacent tassels. For 2 top tassel ends, use all strands of end tassel plus half of strands of next tassel. Trim ends evenly.

For more summer crochet patterns, check out this collection of 15+ Summer Scarf Patterns.

What patterns do you crochet during the summer?

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Everybody loves a homemade gift. Whether you’re given a crochet scarf or a handmade card, homemade gifts make you feel a little extra loved and appreciated. I mean, don’t get me wrong; I would love a brand-new pair of shoes. But nothing beats a homemade gift because it means somebody spent their time and energy crafting a personalized gift just for you.

Although receiving homemade gifts is wonderful, crafting one is even better! When you create your own gift, you’re showing someone that you care about them so much that you’d go above and beyond to make them happy. And when you’re married or in a relationship, it’s always important to show your appreciation for your significant other on special occasions (and every other day, really).

So, if you’d like to make your man feel special on your anniversary or his birthday, I’ve compiled this list of Our Top 5 Homemade Gifts For Men! With any of these homemade gifts for men, your special guy will see that you’ve dedicated a lot of time and energy to creating his present. He’ll know that you really love and appreciate him. And he’ll be so happy that he might cry tears of joy!

Our Top 5 Homemade Gifts for Men

Our Top Homemade Gifts for Men

Men’s Winter Hat and Scarf

Men’s Winter Hat and Scarf

Everybody needs a warm and cozy hat and scarf, including your boyfriend or husband! If your man is someone who never wears winter accessories, then he’ll definitely need this lovely crochet set. Sometimes, practical items are the best gifts, and your significant other will surely thank you once it’s wintertime! Every time that he leaves the house wrapped up in this hat and scarf, he’ll remember that you spent your time crocheting them for him. After all, crocheting is the best way to the heart!

Get the Men’s Winter Hat and Scarf Pattern

Woven Paracord Watchband

Woven Paracord Watchband

Does your boyfriend or spouse wear watches often? Are his watches beginning to look old and worn-down? If so, you should definitely craft this DIY watchband for your next special occasion! This woven watchband withstands all types of pressure, and it’s super long-lasting. This homemade gift is great if your guy works in laborious conditions. And he’ll look so fashionable with this watch that he’ll enjoy wearing it every day!

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DIY Beard Oil

DIY Beard Oil

While you might’ve never thought about gifting your man a self-care product, this DIY Beard Oil is definitely a gift that you should consider! Most men do not practice any form of self-care, so their skin and hair tend to be dry and rough. Beard oil is important because it moisturizes your husband’s facial hair and the skin beneath it. And if your significant other has wild facial hair, the DIY oil will help tame that too! So, although your spouse/boyfriend might not immediately appreciate it, he’ll definitely thank you later.

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Beer Bottle Holder

Beer Bottle Holder

Is your husband or boyfriend a beer enthusiast? If so, this DIY bottle holder is a must! Whether he has a few friends over for a barbecue or you’re both enjoying a lovely day outside, this beer bottle holder will be super handy to him. With his beer holder, he won’t struggle to find a beer underneath all the ice. Instead, his drink will be easy to find and super convenient! This DIY bottle holder will quickly become your favorite guy’s favorite, and he’ll carry it everywhere!

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Rustic Woods Men’s Cap

Rustic Woods Men’s Cap

Yes, I know that I’ve already included a crochet hat in this collection. But can you blame me? Crochet projects are always fun, and this hat is absolutely beautiful! If your boyfriend/husband loves the rustic trend, then he’ll wear this cap all the time. The hat’s lovely colors will bring out your husband’s best features, and it’ll keep him warm during the fall and winter. And imagine how handsome he’ll look in this crochet hat? You’ll be drooling over him!

Get the Rustic Woods Men’s Cap Pattern

To see our complete collection of gift ideas, visit this page: 20 Homemade Birthday Gifts for Husband

What homemade gifts have you crafted for your significant other? Let us know in the comments below!

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FaveCrafts by Favecrafts - 3w ago

Until a few years ago, I never really cared about decorating my home. My mom, however, loved (and still loves!) going to Home Goods and buying decorations for her home. In the fall, she’ll buy nicely-dressed scarecrows to place outside, and in the winter, she’ll buy way too many Santa Claus dolls. When I was younger, I was often annoyed by the season-themed excessive decorations, but I really enjoy them now. Sometimes, I’ll even go into Home Goods and imagine how I would decorate my own home.

So, as the spring shifts into summer, it’s time to start redecorating our homes to reflect the hot and sunny days! My mom loves the summer because she has so many ideas for our summer kitchen decor. From bright and vibrant wall art to dishcloths, she always finds something to place in our kitchen. However, she never creates her own decor, and I think it’s more exciting to create your own summer kitchen crafts.

Summer Kitchen Crafts

Summer Kitchen Crafts

If you want to redecorate your home for the summer, you should check out these 19 Summer Kitchen Crafts! This collection of kitchen crafts provides so many ideas that you’ll absolutely love, no matter what type of craft you enjoy. Love to crochet? Make one of these crochet dishcloths. Love to organize? Craft one of these DIY organizers. This summer kitchen crafts list has all types of projects that you’ll enjoy. And these kitchen crafts use such colorful materials that it’ll feel like summer in your kitchen. So, brighten up your home with these summer kitchen crafts!

Colorful Homemade Coasters

Colorful Homemade Coasters

Fun Crochet Coasters

Fruit Salad Coasters

Modern Vintage Crochet Coasters

Coastal Coasters

Vibrant DIY Bowls

Vibrant DIY Bowls

Permanent Marker Art Bowls

Brilliant Lace Bowls

Funky Fruit Bowl

Summer Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

Summer Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

Ocean Waves Washcloth

Cheerful Dish Cloth

Crochet Butterfly Dishcloth

Oversized Farm House Washcloth

Buttery Sunshine Crochet Dishcloth

Fun Kitchen Organization Ideas

Fun Kitchen Organization Ideas

Adorable Farmhouse Mason Jar Craft

Fruity DIY Wooden Trinkets Boxes

Chalk Paint Pantry Jars

Lively Kitchen Decorations DIY

Lively Kitchen Decorations DIY

No-Fuss No Sew Tablecloth

Watermelon DIY Table Settings

Pine Cone Flower Refrigerator Magnets

Cute Strawberry Dish Towel Holder

What are some of your favorite seasonal crafts?

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As the state of our environment continues to worsen, I’ve started including environmentally-friendly habits into my lifestyle. For example, if I need to be somewhere nearby, I’ll walk instead of drive. Whether you believe it or not, small habits can go a long way. Maybe you can’t save the planet on your own, but switching to a greener lifestyle will definitely contribute to conserving our environment.

Although you have so many possibilities for helping the earth, green crafting is a great way to reduce pollution and waste. One of the biggest contributors to the environment’s current state is landfills. We throw so much garbage away daily that we don’t know what to do with it anymore. Even recyclable materials such as plastic and paper aren’t always recycled. Instead, they’re mixed with all of the other trash.

Recycled Crafts You Didn’t Know You Needed

To eliminate this large amount of waste, we should start repurposing recyclable materials. And this 15 Recycled Crafts You Didn’t Know You Needed will help you do that. From toilet paper roll to wine bottle crafts, this list of recycled crafts will provide you with so many environmentally-friendly craft ideas. Instead of throwing your glass or cardboard in the recycling bin, you can create a beautiful craft that you’d never expect. Whether it is a vase, footstool or a planter, these DIY recycled crafts will reduce your daily waste and make your home a little greener. And the best part is that these upcycled crafts aren’t useless! All of these recycled crafts have a practical use that you’ll really appreciate.

  1. Toilet Paper Roll DIY Rose Scented Sachets
  2. Coffee Pot Homemade Terrarium
  3. Recycled DIY Toothpaste Tube Pouch
  4. Wine Cork Bulletin Board
  5. Cardboard and Twine DIY Vase
  6. Recycled Jeans Tin Can Planters
  7. Upcycled Backpack Rain Covers from Umbrella
  8. Wine Cork Planter Magnets
  9. Recycled Plarn Tote bag
  10. Chicken Wire Chandelier
  11. Denim Needle Case
  12. Recycled Wine Crate Footstool DIY Home Decor
  13. How to Make a Washboard
  14. DIY Newspaper Mirror Frame
  15. Radiant Ribbon DIY Candles

What are some of your favorite upcycled crafts? Let us know in the comments below!

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I absolutely love the summer, and it’s not because my birthday is in August. (On the 16th for anyone who’d really like to get me a present, wink wink). But I love summer because you spend those super warm and sunny days at the beach.

You walk barefoot on the scorching hot sand. You wear more sunscreen than you’ve ever had in your entire life. And when you’re sitting in the passenger’s seat on the drive back, you fall asleep with your head slumped against the window. A beach day is one of the best days of the summer. And I especially enjoy that I can wear a cute crochet beach cover-up.

When people mentioned crochet around me, I’d always thought that crocheting was for the wintertime, like crochet scarves and sweaters. But I’ve learned that you can create so many staple pieces with crochet, including crochet beach cover-ups. And if you’re someone who likes to wear a top or a dress over your swimsuit, then you’ll absolutely love this Shore Thing Crochet Beach Cover Up Pattern. So, next time that you’re at the beach, wear this lovely crochet beach cover-up pattern or, better yet, try creating some crochet crafts while you’re at the beach!

Shore Thing Crochet Beach Cover Up Pattern

Shore Thing Crochet Beach Cover Up Pattern

Materials: 

  • 2 balls of Red Heart It’s A Wrap Yarn in Western
  • 3.25 mm (US D-3) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

Gauge: 5 pattern repeats =7 in [18 cm]; 12 rows = 4 in [10 cm] in shell pattern of lower section. 20 sts = 4 in [10 cm] in half double crochet (hdc), after blocking.

Finished size: 

  • To Fit Bust: 30-34 (36-42, 44-50, 52- 58)” [76-86.5 (91.5-106.5, 112-127, 132-147.5) cm].
  • Finished Bust/Hip: 42 (48, 56, 65)” [106.5 (122, 142, 165) cm], after blocking.
  • Finished Length: 36 (37, 38, 39)” [91.5 (94, 96.5, 99) cm].

Abbreviations: 

  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc =half double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • () = work directions in parentheses into same st.
  • [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.
  • * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

Special Stitches:

  • dc2tog (double crochet 2 stitches together) = [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • Fdc (foundation double crochet – This technique creates a foundation chain and a row of double crochet stitches in one) =
  • First st: Place a slip knot on hook, ch 3, yarn over, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook and draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through 1 loop on hook (the “chain”), [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice (the “double crochet”).
  • Remaining sts: *Yarn over, insert hook in “chain” of previous stitch and draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through 1 loop on hook (the “chain”), [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice (the “double crochet”); repeat from * for desired number of stitches.
  • hdc2tog (half double crochet 2 stitches together) = [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop] 2 times, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook.
  • shell = (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in indicated stitch.
  • 2-dc Cl (2 double crochet cluster) = Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch or space and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops remain on hook); yarn over, insert hook in same stitch or space and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Pattern Instructions: 

BACK
Fdc 121 (137, 161, 185)

Lower Shell Pattern Section

Row 1 (wrong side): Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in next st and each st across.
Row 2: 
Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *ch 2, skip next 3 sts, shell in next st, ch 2, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st; repeat from * across working the last sc in top beginning ch-3—15 (17, 20, 23) shells.
Row 3:
Ch 3, turn, dc in first st (beginning ch-3 and first dc count as 2-dc Cl), ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell, *ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell; repeat from * to last sc, ch 3, 2-dc Cl in last sc—16 (18, 21, 24) clusters.
Row 4: 
Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *ch 2, shell in next sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster; repeat from * across working the last sc in top of beginning ch-3.
Rows 5–18 (16, 12, 10): 
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 for 7 (6, 4, 3) more times. Decrease in Shell Pattern. 
Row 1:
Ch 3, turn, dc in first st (beginning ch-3 and first dc count as 2-dc Cl), ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell, *ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell; repeat from * across working last sc in last ch-1 space; leave remaining sts unworked—15 (17, 20, 23) clusters.
Row 2: Ch 5, turn, sc in next cluster, *ch 2, shell in next sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster; repeat from * across working the last sc in top of beginning ch-3—14 (16, 19, 21) shells.
Rows 3–28 (32, 38, 44): Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for 13 (15, 18, 21) more times—1 shell.
Row 29 (33, 39, 45): Ch 3, turn, dc in first st (beginning ch-3 and first dc count as 2-dc Cl), ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of shell; leave remaining sts unworked—1 cluster.
Row 30 (34, 40, 46): Ch 5, turn, sc in top of beginning ch-3. Do not fasten off.

Half Double Crochet Bias Section

Row 1 (wrong side): Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), turn, work 121 (139, 163, 187) hdc evenly spaced along sloped edge of shell section.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in first st, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last st.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each st to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until piece measures about 36 (37, 38, 39)” [91.5 (94, 96.5, 99) cm] from beginning, end by working a wrong side row (Row 3).

Top Shell Pattern Section

Row 1 (right side): Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *ch 2, skip next 2 sts, shell in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st; repeat from * across—20 (23, 27, 31) shells
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, sc in ch-1 space of next shell, *ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell; repeat from * to last sc, dc in last sc—19 (22, 26, 30) clusters.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 2 dc in first sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster, *ch 2, shell in next sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster; repeat from * to last sc, ch 2, 2 dc in last sc, dc in top of beginning ch-3—18 (21, 25, 29) shells.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as hdc, ch 1), turn, 3-dc Cl in next sc, *ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell, ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc; repeat from * to last 3 dc, ch 1, hdc in top of beginning ch-3—19 (22, 26, 30) clusters.
Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), turn, sc in next cluster, *ch 2, shell in next sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster; repeat from * to beginning ch-3 space, hdc in beginning ch-3 space—18 (21, 25, 29) shells.
Row 6: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), turn, sc in ch-1 space of next shell, *ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell; repeat from * to last sc, ch 1, skip last sc, dc in beginning ch-2 spac —17 (20, 24, 28) clusters.
Row 7: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 3 dc in next sc, *ch 2, sc in next cluster, ch 2, shell in next sc; repeat from * to last sc, 3 dc in last sc, dc in beginning ch-4 space—16 (19, 23, 27) shells.
Row 8: Ch 2, turn, sc in next dc (beginning ch-2 and following sc count as hdc2tog), ch 1, 3-dc Cl in next sc, *ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell, ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc; repeat from * to last 4 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, hdc2tog, leave beginning ch-3 unworked—17 (20, 24, 28) clusters.
Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, sc in next cluster, *ch 2, shell in next sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster; repeat from * to last sc. dc in last sc—16 (19, 23, 27) shells.
Row 10: Ch 3, turn, dc in next sc (beginning ch-3 and following dc count as dc2tog), ch 2, sc in ch-1 space of next shell, *ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell; repeat from * to last sc, ch 2, dc2tog (worked over last sc and beginning ch-3 space)—15 (18, 22, 26) clusters.
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, shell in next sc, *ch 2, sc in next cluster, ch 2, shell in next sc; repeat from * to beginning ch-3, sc in top of beginning ch-3—16 (19, 23, 27) shells.
Row 12: Turn, slip st in next 2 dc, ch 1, sc in ch-1 space of same shell, *ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell; repeat from * to beginning ch-2; leave remaining sts unworked—15 (18, 22, 26) clusters.
Row 13: Ch 4 (counts as ch 1, dc), turn, sc in next cluster, *ch 2, shell in next sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster; repeat from * to last sc, ch 1, dc in last sc—14 (17, 21, 25) shells.
Row 14: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), turn, 3-dc Cl in next sc, *ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell, ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc; repeat from * to beginning ch-4 space, hdc in beginning ch-4 space—15 (18, 22, 26) clusters.
Row 15: Ch 1, turn, sc in first cluster, *ch 2, shell in next sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster; repeat from * across; leave beginning ch-2 unworked—14 (17, 21, 25) shells.
Row 16: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), turn, sc in ch-1 space of next shell, *ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell; repeat from * across, hdc in last dc of same shell; leave remaining sts unworked—15 (18, 22, 26) clusters.
Row 17: Ch 3, turn, dc in next sc (beginning ch-3 and following dc count as dc2tog), ch 2, sc in next cluster, *ch 2, shell in next sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster; repeat from * to last sc, ch 2, dc2tog (worked over last sc and beginning ch-2 space)—14 (17, 21, 25) shells.
Row 18: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), turn, 3-dc Cl in next sc, *ch 3, sc in ch-1 space of next shell, ch 3, 3-dc Cl in next sc; repeat from * to last 2 dc, hdc in top of beginning ch-3—15 (18, 22, 26) clusters.
Row 19: Ch 1, turn, sc in first cluster, *ch 2, shell in next sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster; repeat from * across—14 (17, 21, 25) shells.
Rows 20–55 (55, 73, 91): Repeat Rows 2–19 for 2 (2, 3, 4) more times—2 (5, 3, 1) shells.
Beginning with Row 2, work until no more shells or clusters remain in last row.
Do not fasten off.

Top Edging

Row 1: Ch 1, working in ends of rows, work 95 (112, 130, 148) sc evenly spaced along top edge.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in next 14 (17, 20, 23) sts, hdc in each st to last 15 (18, 21, 24) sts, dc in last 15 (18, 21, 24) sts.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in next 14 (17, 20, 23) sts, slip st in each st to last 15 (18, 21, 24) sts, dc in last 15 (18, 21, 24) sts.
Fasten off.

FRONT
Make same as back.

FINISHING
Block pieces to schematic measurements, straightening edges to ensure that each piece is rectangular.

If you like this crochet beach cover-up pattern, check out these 22 Summer Crochet Patterns!

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Every year after our Networking Event at Creativation, FaveCrafts hosts our Best Blogger Contest! This contest invites guests to use products from our sponsors to make a stunning new craft. Our team then selects twenty finalists, and the most popular projects are voted on by readers like you!

This year, we had some of the most stunning entries. It was so hard for us to select 20 finalists, and voters certainly had a selection of beautiful projects to choose from. Now, voting is over and the results are in! Check out our top projects from Creativation 2018.

Best Blogger Contest 2018 Winners! 10 Runners Up Wooden Rooster Gift Box

By: Carissa Bonham from creativegreenliving.com

Pistachio Clay Necklace

By: Gloria Uhler from domestic-divaonline.com

Shabby to Fabulous Tray Redux

By: Susan Brown from sbartist.com

Yarn Wrapped Chicks

By: Erin Reed from scraps-of-reflections.blogspot.com

Her Glitterness

By: Candy Rosenberg from AVintageGirl.com

The Craft Fairy

By: Rita Barakat from ritabarakat.com

Trio of Bright and Sweet Note Cards

By: Kathy Jo Wood from daisysanddaffodils.blogspot.ca

DIY Hello Chalkboard Sign

By: Margie Higuchi from margieh.blogspot.com

Chalked Paint Hutch and Buffet

By: Marjolaine Walker from marjolainewalker.com

Modern End Table from Wedding Keepsakes

By: Betsy Burnett from aimhappy.blogspot.com

Third Place Easy DIY Sticky Notepad Holders

By: Nadine Carlier from myscrapnstuff.blogspot.com

Second Place Spring Foliage Inspired Altered Dress Form

By: Mitsyana Wright from upontippytoes.com

First Place Purrfectly Purple Patons Crochet Kitty

By: Sarah Zimmerman from repeatcrafterme.com

A big congratulations to all of our winners!!

Want to see all of the gorgeous projects our bloggers and designers submitted? Browse this list from Creativation 2018.

Wondering what else was trending? Check out this post of Trending Crafts from Creativation 2018.

What trending new project are you dying to make?

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National Craft Month 2018 is here! Every year, we celebrate the craftiest month of the year by releasing a new craft project each day in March. These crafts cover a wide range of hobbies, from crochet and knitting to recycled crafts, paper crafts, and more!

National Craft Month 2018

Visit our hub page on FaveCrafts.com to get a sneak preview of all the beautiful projects we’re featuring this year! Bookmark this National Craft Month page to make sure you don’t miss each new project!

Today, our friends at Therm O Web have a darling new bobbin necklace tutorial they’re sharing:

No-Sew Bobbin DIY Necklace Pendant

This darling bobbin necklace is such an easy jewelry making project, and you can customize the different bobbins with various threads and fabric scraps to create unique designs each time. The star charm is an elegant finishing touch. Long necklaces make beautiful accessories for so many outfits, and this is a particularly crafty one!

Check back tomorrow to see our next project, an Interwoven Cabled Chic Shawl crochet pattern from Red Heart:

Interwoven Cabled Chic Shawl

This gorgeous shawl features stacked double crochet stitches and an amazing cable border. Cables aren’t just for knitting! The height of this shawl makes it ideal for wrapping so many ways for a cozy yet chic accessory.

Get a sneak peek of so many more projects to come!

More National Craft Month Projects

Plus, we’re giving away a grand prize giveaway! The National Craft Month Extravagant Grand Prize Giveaway lasts throughout the entire month of March, and there are so many ways to win! Enter to win on the giveaway page, and you can get BONUS giveaways by commenting on the different craft projects! Make sure you use the hashtag #NationalCraftMonth2018 to qualify for the bonus entry.

National Craft Month Extravagant Grand Prize Giveaway

What is a new craft you’d like to try? Maybe it’s something you’ve always wanted to learn but haven’t done yet! Let us know in the comments.

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Every year we adore seeing new craft trends at the Creativation show. It’s wonderful to get an insider’s look at what new projects and motifs are up and coming! We love sharing what’s new with our readers. Here are some of the popular trending crafts from Creativation 2018.

Trending Crafts Birds of Paradise, especially Toucans

Toucans and other tropical birds were everywhere at Creativation this year! There was a cute toucan make and take, and I saw toucan paper, fabric, and other crafts with toucans at the show.

Flamingos and Pineapples

Speaking of birds of paradise, flamingos are still hip. In fact, flamingo crafts were everywhere at the show! If you’re pairing flamingos and pineapples, you’re especially on trend.

Flamingo Crafts: Letterboards

See that beautiful “how about them pineapples” photo above? That text is written on a letterboard, and letterboards were everywhere.

Cacti

At first we thought we were seeing so many cacti because Creativation is held in Arizona, but as it turns out, the humble cactus is trending. Perhaps cactus is the new succulent?

Cactus Crafts: Hygge Crafts

Hygge became hip in 2016 and it continues to be popular! Red Heart released a new line of hygge yarns, and comfy and cozy products were abundant.

Check out our collection of 27 Hygge Crafts. Pom Poms

It’s true: pom poms are here to stay. There was plenty of pom pom rick rack, ribbon, and other pom pom details on knit and crocheted projects. The Craft Yarn Council made pom poms at their booth this year, too.

Explore our eBook of pom pom and tassel ideas: 5 Easy Tassel Crafts and DIY Pom Pom Projects.

Last but not least…

Llamas

Llamas abounded at the show this year! They were on cards, printed on paper, embroidered for home decor, and sewn into cute little plushies.

I made a llama! #makeandtake #creativation2018 #fuijifilmafci2018

A post shared by FaveCrafts (@favecrafts) on Jan 21, 2018 at 9:59am PST

Llama Crafts:

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What trend are you most excited about for 2018?

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Craft trends are always fantastic to keep in mind when searching for a thrilling new project to make. Here you can get a head start on some of the hottest crafts for 2018! Resources like Pinterest, Google, The Columbian, and other sites have posted top searches from 2017 to predict 2018’s trends. Check out some of our favorite predictions below!

Craft Trends 2018 Sheer Socks

These stunning beauties can take a formal outfit to the next level. Perfect for winter weddings and dressy dinners.

DIY Tulle Socks by Tringa Osmani from diyclothes.net

Embellished Shoes

Whether it’s glitter, tassles, rhinestones, paint, tie dye, or really anything, customizing your shoes will be a hot craft in 2018.

DIY Glitter Loafer Shoes Refashion by Miki  from sfmgs.co.uk

Paracord

Paracord has been popular for a while now, but it’s still rising in popularity even into 2018! Get inspired with a variety of paracord project ideas.

Paracord Water Bottle Holder DIY by Ashley Griffith from hellonatureblog.com

Macrame

By the way, if you love paracord projects, you’ll love macrame. If friendship bracelets were your jam as a child, macrame is practically the adult version! Tie knots and make gorgeous projects.

Macrame 3-Pot Plant Holder by Wendy Robbins from myfrenchtwist.com

Giant Knitting

Giant knit blankets, scarves, and other accessories with jumbo yarn are rising in popularity! You can knit quickly and make a beautifully textured project when it’s giant.

Extra Chunky Gratitude Blanket by yarnspirations.com

Statement Earrings

From giant hoop earrings to oversized geometric shapes, oversized earrings are back on trend.

Gilded Paper Dangle Earrings by Ann Martin from allthingspaper.net

Berets and Newsboy Caps

Add a bit of a brim and classic style, and you’ll be wearing a hat that’s ultra trendy for 2018.

Crochet Newsboy Hat Pattern by Sharon Mann for redheart.com

Never miss a hot new project! Bookmark our most recent articles list to see new projects added every day.

Wondering what you missed last year? Check out our roundup of Creativation Craft Trends for 2017.

What trends are you excited about for 2018?

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Here at Prime Publishing, we love it when we get to try new projects with some of the brands we work with! Last week, our friends from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L came by our Northbrook, IL office to teach us how to make a darling birthday card.

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L likes to promote “wearing adhesive on the outside”, which is showcased beautifully in this birthday card with the photo corners! Several of our editors signed up to make this fun card.

Editors hard at work putting together their cards!

Media Director Beth Pingry showed us how to use their E-Z Runner® Grand to adhere the layers of paper. We also used 3D foam adhesive between some layers to give the card more dimension.

Did you know it’s easier to place all the photo corners on the card before pressing it down? For some reason I thought positioning the paper first would be better, but not so! It’s much easier to get the photo corners in place before pressing it down.

Margie and Beth trimmed the photo corners down ahead of time for us, which made them easier to work with! They come packaged on a larger sheet.

Aren’t those foil shapes darling? Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L sells foil that works with their adhesive shapes for an easy and pretty embellishment.

Here’s what some of our editors had to say:

I was amazed how quick and easy the project was! When I saw what we would be making, I thought it looked so beautiful and complex that it would take at least an hour – but the whole project only took 30 minutes! The photo corners are so fun to work with, and I love the vintage touch that they gave to the final card.”- Chelsea Scarnegie, AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com Editor

“I’ve done a decent amount of scrapbooking, and these were my favorite photo corners. I loved how the back portion extended out an extra long distance, providing more stability for the paper. And the ability to make cards that were three-dimensional was so much fun—it was like something out of the pretty card section at a store.” – Jessica Thelander, 103 Recipe Cookbooks Editor

“I really enjoyed using the products from Scrapbook Adhesives to create a beautiful birthday card. Specifically, the photo corners we used made the design pop and provided a fun retro vibe. I also loved using different layering techniques and adhesives to add dimension to the card. I haven’t decided who will be the lucky recipient of the card, but I’m sure he or she will be very impressed!” – Kathryn Abrams, AllFreeKnitting.com Editor

“I really enjoyed how easy making this particular card was! You could easily make a lot for say, Christmas, in no time at all. I thought the creative possibilities with the photo corners (especially when they showed us the other colors they came in) were amazing!” – Jamie Garcia, RecipeLion.com Editor

“I really liked the card that we made. It was easy to construct, and the finished product was lovely. I was also impressed by how many different ways you can use the photo corners. I never would have guessed how versatile they are!” – Kristin Anderson, TheWineBuyingGuide.com Editor

“I really enjoyed the make and take with 3L! The photo corners were easy to use and added a lot of character. I especially liked the foil accent – it was so simple but added sparkle without creating a mess like glitter sometimes does. I’m going to give this card to my mom for her birthday!” Natalie Taylor, AllFreeCasseroleRecipes.com Editor

Check out another finished product on the FaveCrafts Instagram!

Find more projects from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L on FaveCrafts.

Tell us: have you used photo corners in a unique way like this? What did you make?

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