Lily Cowl Crochet Pattern

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The Lily Crochet Cowl uses the Lily of the Valley stitch. This stitch is so easy. It’s only a series of double crochets in a one row repeat but it looks complex and impressive. #crochetcowl #crochetgift #crochetaddict #freecrochetpattern

Lily Cowl Crochet Pattern

Hi all! I hope you’re enjoying this chilly weather as much as I am.

If you’ve kept up with my latest post, you know all about my FREE yarn box from MakerU. Every subscription to MakerU receives a free box of over $100 worth of yarn and I was lucky enough to snag one of my own.

I’ve been so inspired by all of these unique and colorful yarns I received. And I’ve been stitching up projects like a mad woman. I’ve even been experimenting with some new stitches, such as the shell stitch in my new Simple Shells Light Wrap. It’s perfect for a walk outdoors or to take on vacation.

Well, I wanted to share my latest creation with you too. I tested out the intricate Lily of the Valley stitch in my Lily Cowl. This stitch is so easy. It’s only a series of double crochets in a one-row repeat. But it looks complex and impressive.

And the detail of the stitching looks beautiful with the Karaoke yarn from my box. It only took about 440 yards of yarn, so it’s a quick and easy pattern to stitch up.  I initially liked this yarn because my daughter’s favorite color is purple, and I knew she’d love whatever I made. And I had 4 skeins of it, so it was perfect!

The yarn has a subtle gradient, which adds a rich dimension to the cowl. The Karaoke is a soy silk/wool blend. It’s soft and great for felting too. And it comes in a ton of vibrant shades.

It would make a great gift this holiday season, or keep one for yourself. It’s perfect for chilly weather and the color is beautiful on anyone.

You can get a bunch of your own surprise luxury yarn by subscribing to MakerU here. When you sign up you get a box of over $130 of luxury yarn shipped to you for free. Every box of yarn comes in a ton of various fibers and colors. You can use some of it to make the Lily Cowl or who knows what else your yarn may inspire! I still have a couple of ideas myself.

The Lily Crochet Cowl used the Lily of the Valley stitch. This stitch is so easy. It’s only a series of double crochets in a one row repeat but it looks complex and impressive. #crochetcowl #crochetgift #crochetaddict #freecrochetpattern

 

NOTES:

Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

  • Hook: U.S. J10/6.0mm
  • Worsted weight yarn – 440 yds
  • Darning Needle & Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • st = stitch
  • sk = skip
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet

FINISHED SIZE: 14” high x 13.5” wide (folded in half)

The Lily Crochet Cowl used the Lily of the Valley stitch. This stitch is so easy. It’s only a series of double crochets in a one row repeat but it looks complex and impressive. #crochetcowl #crochetgift #crochetaddict #freecrochetpattern

Pattern

Start by chaining 56 chains

Row 1: 3Dc in the 4th chain from the hook, * sk 3 chains, 3dc in the next stitch. Repeat from * across the rest of the row ending with 2 dc in the last stitch. Ch3, turn. (see photo 1)

Row 2: 1 dc into the space after the 2 dc’s (photo 2), then dc all the way down into middle chain of that space (ch 2 of the 3 chains) from our initial row of chains making sure to pull up to the same height as your dc before this one (photo 3), 1 dc into the space before the next 3 dc start (photo 4-5); *skip 3 dc, dc into space (photo 6), dc into middle chain from row below, dc into space before next set of 3 dc’s*, repeat from * across rest of row ending with 2 dc in the space between the last 2 dc’s from the previous rows. Ch3, turn.

Row 3: 1 dc into the space after the 2 dc’s, then dc into the middle dc (of the 3 dc below the space) from the previous row making sure to pull up to the same height as the previous dc , 1 dc into the space before the next 3 dc start; *skip 3 dc, dc into space , then dc into the middle dc from the previous row making sure to pull up to the same height as the previous dc , 1 dc into the space before the next 3 dc start*, repeat from * across rest of row ending with 2 dc in the space between the last 2 dc’s from the previous rows. Ch3, turn.

Repeat Row 3 for rest of pattern until you’ve reached 27” inches or desired length.

Finishing: Fold in half and seam the edges together using the whip stitch. Weave in any loose ends.

The Lily Crochet Cowl used the Lily of the Valley stitch. This stitch is so easy. It’s only a series of double crochets in a one row repeat but it looks complex and impressive. #crochetcowl #crochetgift #crochetaddict #freecrochetpattern

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Baby Bumps Blanket Crochet Pattern

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This Baby Bumps Crochet Blanket is the perfect gift for a baby shower or for a baby’s first Christmas. #crochetbabyblanket #crochetblanket #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict

Baby Bumps Blanket Crochet Pattern

This beautiful little baby blanket is the perfect gift for a baby shower or a baby’s first Christmas.  

Whatever you make this for, a baby will love the fun texture of the baby bumps crochet blanket.  It’s perfect for little hands.

It gets most of this texture from a series of double crochets but the color really sets the stitchwork off. The baby blanket is working in a series of 5 colors ranging from pink to blue to creams and greys.

All the shades are a 100% wool yarn called Cascade 128 Superwash. It’s machine washable and crochets up quickly. It’s also incredibly soft which is perfect for sensitive baby skin.

I think this would make a thoughtful gift for a new mother. Or bring it with you to the hospital the day the new baby arrives! I still remember my first baby blanket. They’re special keepsakes and this would be such a treasure to gift to someone in your life too.

You can pick up a crochet kit with all 5 shades of yarn and a digital pdf pattern here. It has everything you need to stitch this up in time for the holidays.

This Baby Bumps Crochet Blanket is the perfect gift for a baby shower or for a baby’s first Christmas. #crochetbabyblanket #crochetblanket #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict

 

NOTES:

Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

  • Hook: U.S. N/10.0mm
  • Bulky Yarn – 780 yds. Cascade 128 Superwash in 5 complimentary colors. Used in these photos – 2 x White (0871), 1 x Summer Sky Heather (1910), 1 x Tutu (1963), 1 x Silver (1946), 1 x Charcoal (0900)
  • Darning Needle & Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • st = stitch
  • sk = skip
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet

FINISHED SIZE: 28” wide x 30” long

This Baby Bumps Crochet Blanket is the perfect gift for a baby shower or for a baby’s first Christmas. #crochetbabyblanket #crochetblanket #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict

Pattern

With color A chain 82

ROW 1: Sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each remaining chain until you reach the end of the row. Ch2, turn.

ROW 2: 3dc into the stitch at the base of the chain, *sk the next 3sc, (sc, 3dc) in the next sc; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, sk 3 sc, sc in the last sc; ch2, turn.

ROW 3: 3dc into the stitch at the base of the chain, *sk the next 3dc, (sc, 3dc) in the next sc; repeat from * to the last stitch of the row, sc in the 2nd ch of turning chain-2; ch2, turn.

REPEAT Row 3 for rest of pattern

Color Changes:

  • Row 1 – 5: Color A
  • Row 6 – 7: Color B
  • Row 8 – 9: Color C
  • Row 10 – 11: Color D
  • Row 12 – 13: Color E
  • Row 14 – 17: Color A

Repeat color change pattern above 3 more times for a total or 53 rows.

Finishing:

Add the desired amount of fringe to both ends of the blanket.

This Baby Bumps Crochet Blanket is the perfect gift for a baby shower or for a baby’s first Christmas. #crochetbabyblanket #crochetblanket #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict

This Baby Bumps blanket is so squishy and soft. The thick texture and fun colors make it perfect for a newborn. And it even has fun little tassels attached which they’ll love to play with and hold onto.

 

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Simple Shells Light Wrap Crochet Pattern

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Simple Shells Light Wrap Crochet Pattern

Hi all. I wanted to share a recent creation I made.

Sometimes you find the pattern and get a yarn to match. But this time around it was the yarn that inspired my Simple Shells Light Wrap. Let me fill you in on where I acquired this magical yarn.

MakerU is currently giving out free yarn boxes (over $100 worth!) with every new MakerU Unlimited subscription. The subscription grants you access to over 30 designer classes as well as an additional 70+ patterns.

Every box has a variety of yarns of various fiber contents and I was lucky enough to receive one. I even did a little unboxing video to share with everyone what types of yarns came in my box. I want to talk more about my creation. But before I do, go ahead and check out all the goodies I received. 

So, if you haven’t guessed, I decided to use the Ava yarn from Classic Elite Yarns. It’s a beautiful metallic silver yarn; a blend of viscose, wool and polyester. Right off the bat, I had a vision for this particular yarn.

And that’s how the Simple Shells Light Wrap came into being. This wrap is really delicate and simple to make. It uses the shell stitch which, paired with the subtle metallic yarn, adds a beautiful textural wave to the wrap.  

It’s a lightweight wrap to take on vacations with you or for mild weather. It can also be worn in a variety of ways, so it would be a beautiful holiday gift.

Throw it over your shoulders for an elegant drape or wrap it into a chunky scarf for a cold walk outdoors.

I had been wanting to make a shawl for quite a while but I was having trouble finding inspiration. With the yarn box, it gave me access to yarn I never would have seen before. And good quality yarn too. And after this shawl, I still have tons of yarns left over to add to my stash.

You can easily get your very own yarn box too. Subscribe to MakerU here and they’ll go ahead and ship out your box. I received soy silks and wools, and an array of other interesting fibers. It’s always nice to receive a mystery box full of goodies. And when you’re a crafter like me, no yarn goes unstitched.

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Simple Shells Light Wrap Crochet Pattern

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

MATERIALS:

Hook: U.S. J10/6.0mm

Yarn: DK or Light Worsted Weight Yarn – 800 yds total

Tools: Scissors, tapestry needle

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • st = stitch
  • sk = skip
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet

SPECIAL STITCHES: This pattern uses a shell stitch: 3dc, ch1, 3dc into the same space.

SPECIAL INFORMATION: This pattern is worked as a 2-row repeat.

FINISHED SIZE: 18” wide x 58” long

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PATTERN:

Chain 72 + 4 (76 total) 
 
ROW 1: Starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, sc into each stitch until you reach the end 
of the row. Ch3 (counts as first dc of the following row), turn. 
 
ROW 2: Dc into the next 2 stitches, sk 2 stitches, (dc, ch2, dc) in the next stitch, sk 2 stitches, *dc in 3 stitches, sk 2 stitches; repeat from * across; end last rep with dc in last 3 stitches, ch3, turn. 
 
ROW 3: DC in the next 2 dc; *shell ( 3dc, ch1, 3dc) in the next ch2 space, dc in the next 3 dc; rep from * across, ch 3 turn 
 
ROW 4: Dc into the next 2 dc; *ch1, sk first 3 dc of the shell, in ch1 space of shell work (dc, ch2, dc), sk next 3dc; rep from * across; ch3, turn. 
 
ROW 5: DC in the next 2 dc; *shell ( 3dc, ch1, 3dc) in the next ch2 space, dc in the next 3 dc; rep from * across, ch 3 turn. 
 
REPEAT Rows 4 – 5 for the rest of the pattern until you reach the desired length ending on a row 4. 
 
LAST ROW: DC in the next 2 dc; *small shell ( 3dc) in the next ch2 space, dc in the next 3 dc; rep from * across, ch 3 turn. 
 
Break off yarn and weave in ends. 
 
 
Finishing: Add desired amount of fringe to each end of the wrap. 
 

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Snowflake Present Sack Crochet Pattern

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The Snowflake Present Sack is a creative and fun project for the holidays. #crochetbag #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict

Snowflake Present Sack Crochet Pattern

The holidays are almost here and if you’re like me, you always go the extra mile when it comes to crochet for those you love. The Snowflake Present Sack is a creative and fun project for the holidays.

This Santa sack is perfect to take with you to a relatives house this season. Just pile in all your thoughtful gifts and go.  It’s a great way to have everything in one place so you don’t leave any presents behind.

Or make one as a personalized gift bag. It’s like a second present for the one you love and it’s reusable.

Each Christmas sack is crocheted using the half double crochet stitch with the decorative tapestry stitch to achieve the snowflake design. It has a chain stitch cord with mini pom poms to tie the sacks closed too.

The best part is how soft these bags are.  They’re made out of Plymouth Encore Worsted yarn. It’s a 3 ply acrylic wool blend. So it’s strong enough to hold your presents and soft to the touch.

I made mine using the special crochet kit from Makerdrop. Each kit has 4 skeins of teal topaz yarn and 2 skeins of white yarn. And the kit comes with a digital pdf pattern to walk you through how to crochet this bag.  

If you want to make the holidays really special this year, pick up a kit here and make this unique present sack today.

The Snowflake Present Sack is a creative and fun project for the holidays. #crochetbag #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict

 

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

MATERIALS:

Hook: I/9/5.5mm

Yarn: Encore worsted weight yarn

Teal Topaz- 600 yds

White- 200 yds

Tools: Scissors, tapestry needle

ABBREVIATIONS:

st = stitch

ch = chain

Sl st = slip stitch

sc=single crochet

ws= waistcoat stitch

hdc=half double crochet

dc=double crochet

mc=magic circle

sk=skip stitch

sp=space

SPECIAL STITCHES

Waistcoat stitch (ws): Work a sc, but insert hook through the V formed by the legs of the st below instead of through the top two loops.

SPECIAL INFORMATION: The snowflake motif portion of the pattern is worked in a waistcoat stitch, but can also be worked in a regular single crochet. This motif is worked in 20 st repeats, for 5 repeats of the snowflake motif. The chart is read from right to left for each round.

Finish each waistcoat st in the color for the next st. To change from white to teal: with white on hook, insert hook, yarn over, pull up a loop, drop white, yarn over with teal, pull teal through both loops on hook.

FINISHED SIZE: 26” long, 15” wide

Gauge: 10 sts = 3 inches

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PATTERN:

Foundation Rnd: Ch 46 with teal topaz, make 3 hdc in the first ch. Hdc into each ch, across to last ch, 3 hdc in the last ch. Working down the opposite side of the ch, hdc into each ch, sl st to join in first st. 96 hdc

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 2 hdc in the first st. 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st. Hdc in each of next 45 sts. 2 hdc in the next, 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st. Hdc in each remaining st around, sl st to join in first st. 100 hdc

Rnds 2-24: Ch 1, hdc in each st around.

Rnd 25: With white, ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnds 26-32: Ch 1, ws in each st around.

For Rnds 33-48, ch 1 and work in waistcoat st around following either written directions or chart for color changes.

Rnd 33 (First rnd of chart): With white, ch 1, waistcoat st in the 1st st and each of the next 4 sts. *with teal make 1 ws, with white make 8 ws, with teal make 1 ws**, with white make 10 ws ; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, with white make 5 ws.

Rnd 34: Ch 1, *make 5 ws in white, make 2 ws in teal, make 6 ws in white, make 2 ws in teal, make 5 ws in white, repeat from * around.

Rnd 35: Ch 1, *make 5 ws in white, make 3 ws in teal, make 4 ws in white, make 3 ws in teal, make 5 ws in white, repeat from * around.

Rnd 36: Ch 1, *make 2 ws in white, make 7 ws in teal, make 2 ws in white, make 7 ws in teal, make 2 ws in white, repeat from * around.

Rnd 37: Ch 1, *make 3 ws in white,  make 6 ws in teal, make 2 ws in white, make 6 ws in teal, make 3 ws in white, repeat from * around.

Rnds 38 & 39: Ch 1, *make 4 ws in white,  make 5 ws in teal, make 2 ws in white, make 5 ws in teal, make 4 ws in white, repeat from * around

Rnds 40 & 41: Ch 1, *make 9 ws in white, make 2 ws in teal, make 9 ws in white, repeat from * around.

Rnd 42: Repeat rnd 38.

Rnds 43 & 44:  Repeat rnd 37.

Rnd 45: Repeat rnd 36.

Rnd 46: Repeat rnd 35.

Rnd 47: Repeat rnd 34.

Rnd 48:  Repeat rnd 33.

Fasten off teal and weave in teal ends.

Rnds 49-55: With white, ch 1, ws in each st around.

Rows 56-75: With teal, ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around. Fasten off after last row and weave in all ends.

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Finishing Touches:

Ch 175,  sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each st across. Fasten off. Thread both tails (on the same side of work) through a tapestry needle, and thread through the top of the bag, about 5 rows from the top. Weave in ends.

Pom Poms (make 2)

Wrap the white yarn around 2 fingers about 150 times, then take another length of yarn and tie it around the center of yarn, between the fingers. Slide yarn off of fingers and tighten the knot around the center of the pom pom. Tie very tightly, double knotting the yarn. Cut the wrapped ends free, and trim and fluff as needed to get the desired shape. Use the long tails to attach one pom to each end of the tie chain, then thread the tails back into the pom pom and trim to blend.

The Snowflake Present Sack is a creative and fun project for the holidays. #crochetbag #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict

These Santa Sacks are the perfect touch to any holiday. They’re soft and durable and can hold all of your thoughtful gifts for others. Or stitch one up and fill it with stocking stuffers. Whatever you do, this little sack will be a blast to make and bring joy to those you love.

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