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2019 National Crochet Month

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

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!

I would like to take a moment to wish you a Happy New Year! I hope 2019 is off to a great start and is filled with joy, love and happiness. There are several new things in the works for American Crochet, Crafting A Rainbow Of Hope, and my personal life. I look forward to sharing these journeys with you throughout the year. Continue reading Happy New Year

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Strawberry Truffle Jar Cozy ~ Free Crochet Pattern

Strawberry Truffle Jar Cozy free crochet pattern

Strawberry Truffle Jar Cozy

 

The Strawberry Truffles Jar Cozy is a great way to store your small items.  It fits a Mason Pint Canning Jar.  Some great uses in your bathroom are store cotton balls, q-tips, or hair clips.  In your Craft area can be used to store knitting needle tips, stitch markers, buttons, or other small items.  For a picnic use to place plastic ware in for easy access. Enjoy!

 

Strawberry Truffle Jar Cozy

 

 

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Strawberry Truffle Jar Cozy

Designer Mistie Bush

May 18, 2017

 

Strawberry Truffle Jar Cozy

 

Level of Difficulty – Intermediate

Yarn – Red Heart Crème de la Crème, #4 Worsted Weight 100% Combed Cotton, 2 ozs/56.7 g/98 yds, Color 0971 In The Pinks. Used Approximately 50 yards

Hook and Notions – Size Hook: H/8 (5.0 mm), Scissors, and yarn needle.

Measurement – Laying flat width 4 ½ inches, side height 4 ½ inches Bottom circumference 4 inches after round 4

Gauge – 5 patterns + 5 rows = 2-inches

Abbreviations

BLO = Back Loop Only

Ch = chain

Dc = double crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

Sc = single crochet

Special Stitches

Shell stitch – work 2 double crochet, chain 1, 2 double crochet in the indicated stitch.

Notes – Chain 1 at beginning of rounds does not count as a stitch.

 

Instructions

Chain 2

Round 1: Work 8 hdc in the 2nd chain from the hook; join with a slip stitch to in the 1st hdc. (8 hdc)

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Round 2: Chain 1, work 2 hdc in the same stitch as join, work 2 hdc in each hdc around; join with a slip stitch in the top of the 1st hdc. (16 hdc)

Round 3: Chain 1, work 2 hdc in the same stitch as the join, hdc in the next hdc, * work 2 hdc in the next hdc, hdc in the next hdc, * repeat from * to * around; join with a slip stitch in the top of the 1st hdc. (24 hdc)

Round 4: Chain 1, work 2 hdc in the same stitch as the join, hdc in the next 4 hdc, * work 2 hdc in the next hdc, hdc in the next 4 hdc, * repeat from * to * around; join with a slip stitch in the top of the 1st hdc. (30 hdc)

 

Strawberry Truffle Jar Cozy

Strawberry Truffle Jar Cozy

Circumference should be 4 inches at this point.

If using a different size jar adjust to fit the bottom of your jar.

Round 5 (working in the Back Loop Only): Chain 1, hdc in same stitch as join and in each hdc around; join with a slip stitch in the top of the 1st hdc. (30 hdc)

Round 6: Chain 1, hdc in same stitch as join and in each hdc around; join with a slip stitch in the top of the 1st hdc. (30 hdc)

Round 7: Chain 1, sc in the same stitch as join, skip the next 2 hdc, work the shell in the next hdc, skip the next 2 hdc, * sc in the next hdc, work the shell in the next hdc, skip the next 2 hdc, * repeat from * to * around; join with a slip stitch in the top of the 1st sc. (5 shells)

Round 8: Chain 1, work the shell in the same stitch as the join, * sc in next the next chain 1 space, work the shell in the next sc, * repeat from * to * around; join with a slip stitch in the top of the 1st dc. (5 shells)

Round 9: Slip Stitch into the chain 1 space, chain 1, sc in the same stitch, * work the shell in the next sc, sc in the next chain 1 space, * repeat from * to * around; join with a slip stitch in the top of the 1st sc. (5 shells)

Rounds 10-16: Repeat Rounds 8 and 9

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Strawberry Truffle Jar Cozy

 

 

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Strawberry Truffle Jar Cozy

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Strawberry Jar Cozy

Copyright 2007 ~ 2017 Mistie Bush. All Rights Reserved. For personal use, only. This pattern may not be copied, reproduced or distributed without express written permission from the designer and www.americancrochet.com  You may not sell this pattern or profit from it in any way. You may sell items made from this pattern.  However, you must link back to my American Crochet site to credit me for the pattern.  You may not use my photos to sell your finished product. I have made every effort to ensure that this pattern is correct.  If you have any questions or problems, you may email me at: mistie@americancrochet.com. Once your item is complete, share your work by posting a picture on my Facebook Page and/or Facebook Group!

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Moss Columns Dishcloth ~Free Crochet Pattern

Moss Columns Dishcloth

This Moss Columns Dishcloth/Washcloth is a great way to get your Kitchen or Bathroom ready for the summer.  It is super soft and feels great on your skin.  Make several to coordinate with the color scheme and place them in your bathroom or guest bathroom.  This cloth also works great in the kitchen for doing dishes or wiping counters.  The Moss Column Dishcloth/Washcloth will also make a great hostess gift, addition to a spa basket, or for a charity. Enjoy!

 

Moss Columns Dishcloth

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Moss Columns Dishcloth

Designer Mistie Bush

May 2017

 

Moss Columns Dishcloth

Level of Difficulty – Intermediate

Yarn – Universal Yarn, Inc., Cotton Supreme 100% Cotton, 3.5 ozs/100 g/180 yds/165 m Lime (Color A) approximately 75 to 100 yds, and White (Color B) approximately 50 to 75 yds

Hook and Notions – Size Hook: G (4.0 mm), scissors and blunt needle

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Measurement – Laying flat width 12 inches, height 11 inches

Gauge – 9 stitches and 8 rows = 2 inches

Abbreviations

BLO = back loop only

Ch = chain

Hdc = half double crochet

Sc = single crochet

Special Stitches

Moss Stitch – slip stitch in indicate stitch, half double crochet in next stitch (next row will be half double crochet in slip stitch and slip stitch in half double crochet)

Notes

  1. Chain 1 at beginning of rows counts as 1st single crochet throughout unless otherwise stated.
  2. Start with bottom border and work side borders (5 stitches on each side) as each row is worked.
  3. Border is worked as Back Loop Only (BLO).
  4. Colors are carried across as work is progressed.
  5. When changing colors pick up new color in last pull through of other color.
  6. Multiplies of 11 plus 5

Dishcloth Instructions

Color A (Lime)

Chain 49

Row 1 (Working in Back Loop Only): SC in the second chain from the hook and in each chain across. Turn (48 sc)

Row 2 (Working in Back Loop Only):  Chain 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in each stitch across. Turn (48 sc)

Rows 3-5: Repeat Row 2

Row 6: Chain 1, BLO sc in the next 4 stitches, Drop color A and attach Color B (white) Moss stitch over the next 5 stitches, (slip stitch in the next stitch, hdc in the next stitch, slip stitch in the next stitch, hdc in the next stitch, slip stitch in the next stitch), * Drop color B and pick up Color A, sc in the next 6 stitches, Drop Color A and pick up Color B, Moss stitch over the next 5 stitches, * repeat from * to * 2 times, Drop Color B, pick up color A, BLO sc in the next 4 stitches, sc in the last stitch. Turn (48 sts)

Row 7: Chain 1, BLO sc in the next 4 stitchess, Drop color A, and pick up Color B Moss stitch over the next 5 stitches, (hdc in the next stitch, slip stitch in the next stitch, hdc in the next stitch, slip stitch in the next stitch, hdc in the next stitch,), * Drop color B, pick up Color A, sc in the next 6 stitches, Drop Color A, pick up Color B, Moss stitch over the next 5 stitches, * repeat from * to * 2 times, Drop Color B, pick up color A, BLO sc in the next 4 stitches, sc in the last stitch. Turn (48 sts)

Rows 8-37: Repeat Rows 6 & 7 (changing colors for columns as indicated)

Row 38-42: Repeat Row 2 (48 sc)

Fasten off and weave in ends

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Moss Columns Dishcloth

Copyright 2007 ~ 2017 Mistie Bush. All Rights Reserved. For personal use, only. This pattern may not be copied, reproduced or distributed without express written permission from the designer and www.americancrochet.com  You may not sell this pattern or profit from it in any way. You may sell items made from this pattern.  However, you must link back to my American Crochet site to credit me for the pattern.  You may not use my photos to sell your finished product. I have made every effort to ensure that this pattern is correct.  If you have any questions or problems, you may email me at: mistie@americancrochet.com. Once your item is complete, share your work by posting a picture on my Facebook Page and/or Facebook Group!

 

 

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Timeless Cowl free crochet pattern

Timeless Cowl free crochet pattern

Timeless Cowl

 

Timeless Cowl

 

This Timeless Cowl is designed for the brisker Spring and Summer nights. It gives an open and lacy affect to it and it works up extremely quickly.  It will be a fabulous addendum to your handmade wardrobe. I love how soft and silky Soft Essentials yarn glides through my fingers and across my hook.

 

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Timeless Cowl

 

Level of Difficulty – Beginner

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Yarn –  Red Heart Soft Essentials #5 Bulky, Minty – 2 skeins (262 yards total)

Hooks and Notions – Hook: J (6mm), scissors, and blunt needle

Measurement – 24 inches long and 12-inches wide

Abbreviations

Ch = chain

Dc = double crochet

Special Stitch

FHDC – (Foundation Half Double Crochet) Chain 2, yarn over, insert hook into first chain (2nd from the hook), yarn over, pull up through the first loop on the hook (this is your first chain loop). With 3 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through 3. * Yarn over, insert your hook into the first chain loop, yarn over, pull up a loop (this is your second chain loop), yarn over, pull through 3. 2 fhdc completed. Repeat from * until you reach the desired number of fhdc.

V-Stitch – work (dc, ch 1, dc) in the indicated stitch

Timeless Cowl

Instructions

FHDC (Foundation Half Double Crochet) 88

Row 1: Chain 3, skip next stitch, * V stitch in next stitch, skip the next stitch, * repeat across ending with a skip the next stitch, dc in the last stitch. Turn (43 V sts)

Row 2: Chain 3, V stitch in each chain 1 space of the previous row ending with a dc in the 2nd chain of the starting chain. Turn

Row 3-16: Repeat Row 2

Fasten off leaving tail long enough to sew.

Sew ends together using the mattress stitch or your go to stitch.

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Copyright 2007 ~ 2017 Mistie Bush. All Rights Reserved. For personal use, only. This pattern may not be copied, reproduced or distributed without express written permission from the designer and www.americancrochet.com  You may not sell this pattern or profit from it in any way. You may sell items made from this pattern.  However, you must link back to my American Crochet site to credit me for the pattern.  You may not use my photos to sell your finished product. I have made every effort to ensure that this pattern is correct.  If you have any questions or problems, you may email me at: mistie@americancrochet.com. Once your item is complete, share your work by posting a picture on my Facebook Page and/or Facebook Group!

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Skipping Puffin Messy Bun Hat ~ Free Crochet Pattern

Skipping Puffin Messy Bun Hat

Skipping Puffin Messy Bun Hat

 

Skipping Puffin Messy Bun Hat

 

As you can see my beautiful daughter has conned me into designing her another messy bun hat which can also be made into a beanie. This Skipping Puffin Messy Bun Hat comes in sizes child to adult.

 

SKIPPING PUFFIN MESSY BUN HAT

 

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Skipping Puffin Messy Bun Hat

 

Level of Difficulty – Beginner/Intermediate

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Yarn – Premier Yarns Deborah Norville EVERYDAY # 4 Medium, Kiwi

Hook and Notions – Size Hook: I (5.5mm)

Measurement – 

Hat should fit circumferences of (16-17-inch child’s small, 17-18-inch child’s medium, 19-20-inch child’s large, 20-22-inch adult)

Gauge – 8 stitches over 2 inches = 4 rounds

Abbreviations

Ch = chain

Sc = single crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

Special Stitches

FHDC – (Foundation Half Double Crochet) Chain 2, yarn over, insert hook into first chain (2nd from the hook), yarn over, pull up through the first loop on the hook (this is your first chain loop). With 3 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through 3. * Yarn over, insert your hook into the first chain loop, yarn over, pull up a loop (this is your second chain loop), yarn over, pull through 3. 2 fhdc completed. Repeat from * until you reach the desired number of fhdc.

V stitch – work (dc, chain 1, dc) in indicated stitch

Puff Stitch – Yarn over insert hook in stitch, yarn over pull up loop – 4 times, yarn over pull through all 9 loops on hook, chain 1 to lock it down.

Notes – Worked from the bottom up in rounds. Do not turn your work.

** This messy bun is worked using the child’s small instructions. I have given you the foundation half double crochet for the other sizes **

 

Skipping Puffin Messy Bun Hat

 

HAT INSTRUCTIONS (Child’s Small 16-17-inch circumference)

Round 1: FHDC 54, join with a slip stitch to first chain. (54, 59, 65, 71 sts)

Round 2-3: CH 1, hdc in same stitch as join, hdc in each stitch around; join with a slip stitch to top of first sc. (54 sts)

Round 4: CH 2, skip 2 hdc, * V stitch in next hdc, skip 2 hdc, * repeat from * to * around, ending with a dc, ch 1, join with a slip stich in top of chain 2. (18 V sts)

Round 5: CH 2, work Puff stitch in chain 1 space of V stitch, * ch 1, Puff stitch, * repeat from * around, ending with a dc in last stitch. (18 puff sts)

Round 6 – CH 1, hdc in same stitch as join, work hdc in each chain 1 space and top of each puff stitch around; join with a slip stitch in top of first hdc. (54 sts)

Round 7-12: Repeat Rounds 4, 5 & 6; 2 more times; ending with a round 6

Round 13: CH 1, hdc in same stitch as join, hdc in the next 2 stitches, * hdc decrease over the next two stitches, hdc in the next 3 stitches, * repeat from * to * around, ending with hdc in last three stitches; join with a slip stitch to top of hdc. (43 sts)

Round 14: CH 1, hdc in same stitch as join, hdc in the next 1 stitches, * hdc decrease over the next two stitches, hdc in the next 2 stitches, * repeat from * to * around, ending with hdc in last three stitches; join with a slip stitch in top of hdc. (32 sts)

Round 15: CH 1, hdc in same stitch as join, hdc in the next 1 stitches, * hdc decrease over the next two stitches, hdc in the next 2 stitches, * repeat from * to * around, ending with hdc in last three stitches; join with a slip stitch in top of hdc. (24 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Skipping Puffin Messy Bun Hat

 

BEANIE INSTRUCTIONS

Work rounds 1 through 15 DO NOT FASTEN OFF

Round 16: CH 1, sc in same stitch as join and in each stitch around; join with a slip stitch in top of first stitch. (24 sts) FASTEN OFF

Cut 5 to 6 inch tail. Use your blunt needle to weave in every other stitch at the top making sure to go all the way around. Pull tightly to close the hole. Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

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Copyright 2007 ~ 2016 Mistie Bush. All Rights Reserved.   For personal use only. This pattern may not be copied, reproduced or distributed without express written permission from the designer and www.americancrochet.com  You may not sell this pattern or profit from it in any way. You may sell items made from this pattern.  However, you must link back to my American Crochet site to credit me for the pattern.  You may not use my photos to sell your finished product. I have made every effort to ensure that this pattern is correct.  If you have any questions or problems, you may email me at: mistie@americancrochet.com. Once your item is complete, share your work by posting a picture on my Facebook Page and/or Facebook Group!

 

 

Happy Hookin!

Mistie