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The Cross-Over Block Stitch Crochet Tutorial

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The cross-over block stitch is a really easy stitch to crochet - if you can chain, single and double crochet then you can crochet this awesome stitch.Crochet Stitch of the Month – The Cross-Over Block Stitch

Welcome to my monthly stitch of the month post. This month I’m featuring a stitch I call the “Cross-Over” Block Stitch.

Earlier this month I was looking for a stitch for an infinity scarf I was hoping to make (look for that pattern coming shortly). I came across a stitch called the Block stitch – I was looking for something super easy and this definitely fit the bill. But I wasn’t wowed by the look and I felt it could use a little somethin’ somethin’ to spruce it up. I decided that crossing-over the block might give it some extra flair and texture so I gave it a try. Yep, that’s all it needed. I was in LOVE!

Now, I’m not implying that I invented this stitch. I’m sure it’s already out there and everybody uses it but somehow I’ve missed it. So, if you know if this stitch exists and what it’s called please let me know.

The cross-over block stitch is a really easy stitch to crochet so fear not. If you can chain, single crochet and double crochet then you’ve already got all the skills you need to make this awesome stitch. It’s the perfect stitch to use when you want something easy and mindless to do while you’re watching Netflix or your kid’s soccer game.

Cross-Over Block Stitch

Start by chaining multiples of 3 + 2 to the desired length.

Row 1: Insert your hook into the 5th chain from the hook, dc in each chain until the end of the row. Turn.

Row 2: Ch3, then in between the 3rd and 4th dc (the dc under the ch DOES NOT count as the 1st dc), do 1sc, ch2, *skip 3 dc and do 1sc, ch2 between the dc from the previous row * rep until the end of the row, ending with a sc in the last dc. Turn.

Row 3: Ch3, 2dc into the ch space below, plus 1dc crossed-over to the sc at the bottom of the turning ch. *2dc into the next ch space, plus 1dc crossed back over (to the right) into the sc from the previous row*. Rep until the end of the row ending with an additional dc in the last ch space (no cross-over).

Continue Rows 2-3 until you have reached the desired length for your project. 

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Big Button Puffy Cowl Crochet Pattern

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Big Button Puffy Cowl Crochet Pattern

Winter is coming. That means it’s time to hunker down with hot cocoa, movies, and plenty of blankets.  And I, for one, couldn’t be more excited!

Cold weather months help us slow down naturally, not only because of the holidays but also because it’s too chilly to even want to do much.  

Still, life goes on and as much as we might like to huddle beneath our duvets and hibernate, sometimes we do have to venture out.

And it’s on those days that you’ll want to break out this big button puffy cowl.

Keep it cozy with this super warm cowl.  Wear it alone or pair it with your favorite winter coat for those extra chilly mornings.  It’s easy to make and the thick yarn makes this crochet up very quickly.  

Plus, it buttons so you don’t have to worry about it slipping off.  

With one of these in your arsenal, chilly mornings will be no match for you.

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BIG BUTTON PUFFY COWL CROCHET PATTERN

NOTE: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

  • Hook: U.S. P/11.5mm
  • Bulky Size 5 Yarn – 2 skeins, approx. 130 yds (Loops & Threads Cozy Wool in Stone used in photos)
  • 1 large 1.5’’ button
  • Darning Needle & Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sl = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet

FINISHED SIZE:  10” wide x 36” long

PATTERN:

Make a slip knot and chain 24.

ROW 1: 2dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, *skip 2 ch [1  sc,  2  dc] in the next ch,  repeat from * across row, sc in the last stitch, ch 3 turn.

ROW 2: 2dc in the first st, *skip 2 sts [1 sc, 2 dc] in the next st, repeat from * across row, sc in the last stitch, ch 3 turn.

ROWS  3 – 48:  Repeat row 2 (finished cowl should measure approx 36” in length).

Break yarn, weave in ends.

FINISH: Sew on your buttons. Two small buttons on one side, 1 large button on the outside.

Click here to purchase an ad-free PDF of this pattern for your convenience. This PDF pattern also provides you with a bonus crochet tips and tricks pdf.

Looking for more great crochet patterns: Crochet Fingerless GlovesDone In A Day Baby BlanketEasy Crochet Can CozyTulip Textured Crochet Dishcloth, Colorful Solid Granny Square Dishcloth, Crochet Beach BagOutland CowlCaps for a CauseCrochet Infinity ScarfCrochet Cat BedCrochet iPhone CaseEasy-Peasy Crochet Beanie

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20 Easy Crochet Afghans Perfect for Beginners

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If you're look for a quick pattern to start crocheting check out this list of 20 Easy Crochet Afghans Perfect for Beginners! #crochet #crochetlove #crochetpattern20 Easy Crochet Afghans Perfect for Beginners

Love curling up with a blanket on the couch? Are you looking for an easy project to start you off? Then you have come to the right place. These beautiful cozy afghans are perfect for keeping you warm on those cool days. These are especially perfect for beginners because they are super easy and quick!

If you’re looking for a quick pattern to start crocheting check out this list of 20 Easy Crochet Afghans Perfect for Beginners!

 

Hexagon Afghan Crochet Pattern

This Hexagon Afghan Pattern is perfect for making baby blankets but you can also use this pattern to make a stroller blanket, lap blanket or even a bedspread.

Via  Make And Do Crew

 

Cozy Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

This is a super soft, thick, and cozy baby blanket crochet pattern that every baby needs!

Via Leelee Knits

 

All Double Crochet Afghan

This gorgeous  All Double Crochet  Afghan is perfect for beginners and is totally worth making!

Via Kristine in Between

Chunky Icelandic Crochet Blanket Pattern

This Basket Weave blanket is warm enough for the coldest of days. The texture is so incredibly cozy and it has a very easy stitch so if you are a beginner, this is completely doable.

Via Mama in a Stitch

 

V-Stitch Crochet Ripple Afghan Pattern

This Afghan pattern is great for curling up with on these chilly Autumn evenings!

Via Petals to Picots

 

Bobbles and Stripes Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

This Bobbles and Stripes Baby Blanket is perfect for a baby shower gift that will impress everyone. Or you can keep it for yourself and snuggle up with a cup of cocoa and your favorite movie!

Via Leelee Knits

 

Color Block Baby Afghans

How gorgeous are these blankets? They are perfect for a new baby in the family or just for snuggling up on the couch.

Via The Sweeter Side of Mommyhood

 

The 6 Hour Afghan

This afghan is very quick, easy and great for beginners!

Via Dream a Little Bigger

 

Chunky Feather And Fan Crochet Blanket

This chunky afghan pattern works up quickly and has lots of great textures.

Via Persia Lou

 

Basket Weave Crochet Pattern

This beautiful baby blanket can be a gift or for your own use, it sure warms the heart of your loved ones.

Via Craft Passion

 

Modern Ripple Baby Blanket

Love ripple afghans? This easy crochet pattern will have you all set for fall!

Via Craft Foxes

 

Crochet Filet Starburst Square Blanket

This  Crochet Filet Starburst Squares Blanket is a great take-along project to work on all summer long!

Via Creative Jewish Mom


Mod Heirloom Crochet Blanket Pattern

A neutral, modern, heirloom quality blanket is quick and easy to make. The blanket features a woven look and a color scheme that will go with any home decor and simple stripes.

Via Mama in a Stitch

 

Sea Glass Crochet Afghan Pattern

This easy afghan pattern is perfect for an ocean decor that will remind you of sparkling sea glass!

Via Petals to Picots

 

Simple Granny Stripe Afghan

You will love this Simple Granny Stripe Afghan. It is a great birthday gift to one of your close friends and is easy to make!

Via Kristine in Between

 

Chunky Braided Cabled Blanket

Don’t these braided cables look gorgeous?  The texture is stunning, and the light colors really help show off the intricacy of the design!

Via All About Ami

 

Vintage Chic Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

If you are looking for a chic, yet classic baby blanket pattern you will love this one. It has a bit of a vintage look to it with the ruff.

Via Leelee Knits

 

Thick and Quick Stash Busting Crochet

Make a thick and quick afghan that is uniquely gorgeous and get rid of some of your yarn that is taking up space.

Via Dream a Little Bigger

 

Crochet Feather and Fan Baby Blanket Pattern

This Crochet Feather and Fan Baby Blanket Pattern makes a beautiful lacy blanket that will be treasured for years to come.

Via Persia Lou

 

Stash buster Granny Stripe Afghan Pattern

A Simple Granny Stripe Afghan that is perfect for cleaning up your yarn stash! Makes a great baby blanket and is gorgeous in neutral colors.

Via The Stitchin Mommy

 

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Colorful Crochet Triangle Scarf Pattern

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Colorful Crochet Triangle Scarf

Now that school is back in session and fall is here, it’s fun to make some accessories for the cooler weather. While it seems to be the trend, fall usually means a much darker color palette for clothing. I understand this trend but it doesn’t mean you can’t add a pop of color to those darker, drab colors.

I was inspired to make something colorful when I came across the Caron Cakes yarn ‘Rainbow Sherbet’. Wow, will this exciting yarn help to brighten up an outfit!

When my daughter Noelle saw the Caron Cakes yarn she asked me to make her something that she could wear to school. I have fallen in love with the adorable triangle scarves I’ve been seeing all over Pinterest so I decided that would be my new project.

This colorful triangle scarf is ridiculously easy to make and you’ll be able to whip it up in an hour or two. I would even go so far as saying it’s a beginner-friendly crochet pattern. It’s also customizable for sizing – if you want a smaller scarf (for a small child), then don’t crochet so many rows and if you’d like it larger, crochet more rows.

Colorful Crochet Triangle Scarf

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sl = slip stitch
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • ch-sp = chain space

PATTERN:

Ch 4, leaving a minimum 6” tail (this becomes the center point of the scarf).

ROW 1: 2 Hdc in the 1st chain (4th from the hook). Ch4.

ROW 2: Turn, (hdc, ch 1) into the ch-sp directly below the ch 4 you just made, 2hdc in the top of the ch 4.Ch4.

ROW 3: Turn, (hdc, ch1) into the ch-sp below directly below the ch 4 you just made, (2hdc, ch) in next ch-1 sp. 2hdc in the top of the ch 4. Ch4. Turn.

ROW 4 – 40: Turn, (hdc, ch1) into the ch-sp below directly below the ch 4 you just made, *(2hdc, ch) in next ch-1 sp.* repeat across row ending with 2hdc in the top of the ch 4. Ch4. Turn. Work until row 40 or desired height.

Break yarn, weave in ends.

Add Tassel

Make and attach the tassel to the center point of the triangle. If you don’t know how to make a tassel, check out this great tutorial for making tassels.

Add Fringe
Cut yarn (holding both strands of yarn weights together) in 13” strands. Fold the strands of yarn for one fringe in half, forming a loop at one end. Match the cut ends of the yarn on the other end. Take your hook and draw the loop through the stitch that you’re attaching the fringe to. Draw the loose ends of the yarn through the loop. This step creates the knot. Holding the top of the fringe in one hand, pull gently on the fringe ends with your other hand, tightening the knot until it’s secure. To finish, trim the ends of the fringe so that they’re even.

Add Button
Sew your chosen button to the top corner tip of your scarf.

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