Crazy Lulabelle Cow Ear Flap Hat Pattern

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Now available!!!

This pattern can easily be converted to a boy cow! Just leave off the flower and even change the color, if you like.

Here’s the link to purchase: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lulabelle-cow-earflap-hat

Pattern is in US terminology.

Newborn – Adult sizes included.

Materials I used:

      *     Crochet Hook: J/10 6mm, I/9 5.5 mm & H/8 5mm
      *     Sugar’n Cream Cotton White Approx. 150-200 yds
      *     Sugar’n Cream Cotton Hot Pink small amount
      *     Sugar’n Cream Cotton Black small amount
      *     Sugar’n Cream Cotton Rose Pink small amount
      *     Peaches & Cream Cotton Tea Rose small amount
      *     Scissors, tapestry needle, 1/2” buttons (2 black, 1 yellow), needle, thread

I have used Sugar’n Cream yarn but any Aran/worsted weight yarn will do.

Uses approx. 150 – 250 yds depending on size.

Vintage Wedding Ring Motif Squares

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Hi everyone!

The pattern for this  beautiful square can be found HERE

In case you can not read a chart, I’ve written it out for you below :).  I do not know the size hook they used or gauge as it’s all in a foreign language to me.

Enjoy!

Vintage Wedding Ring Squares

For Popcorn Stitch Tutorial click HERE for a very good instructional video by www.crochetguru.com

I’ve included a picture of the chart above as well as a picture of the finished piece.

This is NOT my pattern, I’m simply translating the chart for those who can not read charts. There may be mistakes. If you find something you are unclear about or you think I may have gotten wrong, please email me at jans.crochet@gmail.com so I can correct it.

Jan

Terms:

Ch = chain

Dc = double crochet

Slst = slip stitch

Ea = each

Rnd = Round

Pop = popcorn stitch

Beg = beginning

Sp = space

Sk = skip

St(s) = stitch(es)

Dc2tog or dc3tog = double crochet together 2 or 3 stitches as designated

FO = Fasten Off

When you see these type of brackets [ ] it means work everything in between the brackets as one into the st designated.

I’m going to make an educated guess and say that they are using either a 2.5 mm or 2.75 mm hook (B or C) for this.  Also, the people from the area from which this pattern originated tend to crochet with a SUPER TIGHT tension.  Something to keep in mind, if you are wanting your project to look like the photo. 🙂

Here ya go!

Ch 6

Rnd 1 = *dc into 6th ch from hook, ch 2* repeat from * to * 6 times, slst to original ch 6. (You will now have 8 “spokes” {7 dc’s & a ch 3} with 2 chains between ea)

Rnd 2 = Ch 3, 4dc pop in ch 2 sp (this is the ch 2 sp that was formed between where you put your slst and the 1st dc in rnd 1)

*ch 3, 5dc pop in ch 2 sp* repeat from * to * 6 times, ch 3, slst to 3rd ch of beg ch 3, slst in top of pop, slst in next st.

Rnd 3 = ch 3, dc in ea of the next 2 sts (chains from rnd 2), ch3, *[5dc pop, ch 3, 5dc pop] in ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk pop st, dc in ea of the next 3 sts, ch 3* repeat from * to * twice.

[5dc pop, ch 3, 5dc pop] in ch 3 sp, ch 3 slst to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Rnd 4 = ch 3, dc in base of the ch 3 you just made, dc in next st, 2dc in next st, ch 3, *skip ch 3 sp [5dc pop, ch 5, 5dc pop] in ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk ch 3 sp, 2dc in next dc from rnd 3, dc in next, 2dc in next, ch 3* repeat from * to * twice. [5dc pop, ch 5, 5dc pop] in ch 3 sp, ch 3, slst to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Rnd 5 = Ch 3, dc in base of the ch 3 you just made, dc in next st, ch 1, sk st, dc in next st, 2dc in next st, ch 3. *sk ch 3 sp, [5dc pop, ch 3, 5dc pop, ch 3, 5dc pop] in ch 5 sp, ch 3, sk ch 3 sp, 2dc in next st, dc in next, ch 1, sk st, dc in next, 2dc in next, ch 3* repeat from * to * twice. [5dc pop, ch 3, 5dc pop, ch 3, 5dc pop] in ch 5 sp, ch 3, slst to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Rnd 6 = Ch 3, dc in base of the ch 3 you just made, dc in ea of the next 2 sts, ch 1 sk st, dc in ea of the next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, ch 3, *sk ch 3 sp, [5dc pop, ch 3, 5dc pop] in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, [5dc pop, ch 3, 5dc pop] in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk ch 3 sp, 2dc in next st, dc in ea of the next 2 sts, ch 1, sk st, dc in ea of the next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, ch 3* repeat from * to * twice. [5dc pop, ch 3, 5dc pop] in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, [5dc pop, ch 3, 5dc pop] in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, slst to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Rnd 7 = ch 3, dc2tog, ch 3, dc3tog (this will be a dc, ch, dc from rnd 6), ch 3, dc3tog, ch 3, *sk ch 3 sp, [5dc pop, ch 3, 5dc pop] in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, [5dc pop, ch 3, 5dc pop] in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, [5dc pop, ch 3, 5dc pop] in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk ch 3 sp, dc3tog, ch 3, dc3tog, ch 3, dc3tog, ch 3* repeat from * to * twice, [5dc pop, ch 3, 5dc pop] in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, [5dc pop, ch 3, 5dc pop] in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, [5dc pop, ch 3, 5dc pop] in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, slst to beg dc2tog st, FO.

Attaching 4 squares together in the middle: (red part of diagram)

Attach yarn at center ch 3 sp on one of the squares, ch 3, 4dc pop, ch 1, *in the center ch 3 sp of the 2nd square work a 5dc pop, ch 1* repeat from * to * twice, slst to beg pop, FO.

Time to Start Thinking About Your Winter Wear :-)

I know, I know, I know…it’s only September!  BUT, the orders start coming in now so I’m giving you a heads up to get a head start.  Here are some REALLY great crochet hats and cowl ideas from The Velvet Acorn, Simply Made by Erin, The Romping Needle and Eva’s Studio – All on Etsy.  I can make any of these…and more!! If you find a photo of something you like, send it to me.  Chances are I can make it for you!

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Moving on!

Hey all

I know I’ve been out of touch for a while…we are selling our house and becoming Full-Time RV’ers!  I’ve been super busy getting the house ready and packing things up!  I will still be crocheting as we travel and hope to have videos coming soon!!!!  Thank you for your patience!

Jan

PS: If your looking click HERE to see our listing :-).

Keep Bees Out of Your Drink with This Easy (AND CUTE!) Straw Cover Pattern!

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Easy Peasy Straw Cover

Supplies Needed:

Small amounts of Paton’s Grace, but any #3 Light Weight Yarn will work

Size D/3.25mm hook (I crochet very tightly, so you may use a B or C)

Glossary:

MC – Magic Circle (Magic Loop, Magic Ring)

beg – beginning

sc – single crochet

ch – chain

BLO – Back Loop Only

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

slst – slip stitch

FO – fasten off

Start by working 7sc into a Magic Circle.  HERE is a great pic and video tutorial for the magic circle if you don’t know how to do one.  Slst to join in beg sc.

Round 1:  ch 1, in BLO, hdc in each stitch around.  Slst to join to beg hdc. [at this point I sew on the flower, because it’s easier now than later]

Round 2:  ch 1, hdc in each stich around for 21 stitches. (be sure to skip the ch 1 from the beginning of this round.)  Slst in the next st.

Round 3:  ch 35, hdc in 8th ch from hook and in each ch back to the first one. FO.  Weave in end.

That’s it!  I added a flower to mine, but you can do anything!  Here’s the pattern for the flower I used:

Work 5sc into a MC, join with a slst to beg sc. FO

Attach petal color and *ch 3, 2dc ch 3, slst in same st. Slst in next st.* Repeat from * to * around in each st. FO leaving a long enough tail to sew flower onto top of straw cover.

Enjoy!!

New Colorway! Caribbean Night

The colors of this reminded me of looking at the beautiful waters in the Caribbean from a cruise my husband and I took.  I wish you could feel this soft, squishy wool through your screen!!! This was dyed using Knit Picks own Preciosa…and OMG is it ever soft!!!    I will NEVER buy yarn in the store again!  If you are wanting luxury, look no further!  This is so soft that it’s perfect for baby clothes – this should be worn!!  I think I know what I’m going to make with it, so I will post when I’m finished! 🙂Carribean Night

Kettle Dyed Yarn! :-)

Hi Everyone!!

Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while…I’ve been camping a LOT in our new camper.  Picked it up 17 days ago and have spent only 5 nights at home!  But, guess what I’m doing while in the great outdoors….. Kettle dyeing my own wool!  I’m going to be offering colorways for sale soon. In the mean time, I’ll start a little album with the names.  If you see a colorway you like, jot it down and you’ll be able to order it in the type of fiber and weight of your choosing! 🙂  Here’s my first one – inspired by the colors of this Dahlia so I’m calling it just that!     Dahlia!     More coming soon!dahliaDahlia pink purple yellow green

Spa Day!!

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I don’t know about you, but with the sun shining and the weather starting to warm up, I’m thinking it’s time for rejuvenation all-around!  How about treat yourself (or a friend!) to a Spa Basket like this one from TheStitchenMommy.com!  She also has a great recipe for a Honey – Lemon Sugar Scrub.  You can find the free patterns for all of these by hovering over “Free Patterns” at the top of this page and then clicking on Spa Day Patterns.

Enjoy! And Happy Spring!!! 🙂

Flower Power Valance!!

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This has been so popular for 2 years now…about this time of year I start seeing this beautiful flower valance floating around the internet.  I decided to link it to my “Popular on Pinterest” menu(at the top of the page) so those searching could find the ENGLISH pattern easily, from Robin Sanchez herself at Once Upon a Pink Moon.  Have fun!!!!