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Cross Hatch Button-Up Cowl Crochet Pattern

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Free Cross Hatch Button-Up Cowl Crochet Pattern

Free Cross-Hatch Button-Up Cowl Crochet Pattern

Cross-Hatch Button-Up Cowl Crochet Pattern – Winter is quickly approaching but I have to be honest and admit that it’s not my favorite season, but at least I’ll be cozy this winter with this thick and rich cross-hatch button-up crochet cowl. 

I actually crocheted this cowl back in August while I watched my daughter swim at the lake – how’s that for being prepared! I’m sure all the other beach dwellers were thinking “um, kinda hot out here to be making a scarf.”

This cowl is the perfect crochet pattern for beginners or even the more experienced crocheter. It is super easy and quick to make; I made it in one day. The yarn I used is really soft and I love how thick and luxurious it feels when I wear it.

It’s the perfect crochet scarf pattern – make one for yourself and then make more for the special people in your life!

Cross-Hatch Button-Up Cowl Crochet Pattern

NOTES: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

  • Hook: U.S. N/9.00mm
  • Bulky size 5 Yarn – 2 skeins (Loops & Threads Charisma used in photos) – approx. 180 yards.
  • 2 x 1.25” buttons
  • Darning Needle & Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

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

FINISHED SIZE:  10” wide, 36” long.

PATTERN:

Make a slip knot and chain 36.

ROW 1: 2dc in the 4th ch from the hook, skip 3 ch, 1 ch in the next ch, * ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chs, skip the next 3 ch, sc in the next ch, repeat from * across row, turn.

ROW 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *skip next 3 dc, [1 sc, ch 3, 3 dc] in the next ch-3 space, skip the st, repeat from * across ending skip last 2 sts, sc in the top of the turning chain, turn.

ROWs: 3 -47 (or until it reaches 35” in length): Repeat row 2.

ROW 48: sl st in first 3 sts, carry on as usual as per row 2 until the last shell space, then 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, sl st into the last st.

Break yarn, weave in ends.

FINISH:

Sew on your buttons. One end has 4 points and the other end has 5 points. Lay the finished piece down with the end with 4 points on the right and the end with 5 points on the left. To figure out the placement of buttons, on the end with the  5 points and side closest to you, sew the first button between shell 1 and shell 2 in the 3rd row (the center of the button should be about 2” from each edge).  The second button should also be between shell 1 and shell 2 but should be further down in row 7, approx. 3” from the center of the other button. Once complete, wrap the cowl around your neck and button the buttons in the space between the shells in between rows 2 and 3.

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Easy Modern Crochet Patterns

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Beautiful modern crochet patterns. Easy crochet patterns that are quick to work up and make great gifts.

Modern easy crochet patterns.

Easy Modern Crochet Patterns – I apologize for my temporary absence but I’ve been away this summer enjoying some much-needed family time at the lake. It wasn’t all fun and games though, I actually managed to squeeze in some work.

The goal was to create some modern, stylish and easy to crochet patterns. I don’t like to spend a lot of time on a project (what can I say, I get bored easily) so most of my crochet patterns are items that can be made in a day or two. You’ll see these patterns posted on my blog shortly.

Oh, and I’d like to give a huge shout out to my beautiful model and friend Sherri who makes my designs look fabulous!

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Crochet Beach Tote Bag Pattern

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Crochet Tote Bag Pattern

Crochet Beach Tote Bag Pattern

Crochet Beach Tote Bag Pattern – With the incredible weather we’ve been having on the West Coast, we’re spending many of our days at the lake. Some days it feels like all I do is lug all my gear to and from the beach (I know, really tough problem to have).

Hanging out at the beach also means I usually have some free time while I’m watching my daughter swim and make sandcastles. I decided it was time to come up with a new fun but useful crochet project – the crochet beach tote.

I popped into town, picked up some yummy looking cotton yarn and got to work creating my bag. I didn’t use a pattern for this but just sort of made it up as I went along. This was my first crochet bag project and in the end, I was thrilled with how it turned out. What do you think?  

This crochet tote is not only great for the beach but perfect to grab before you head out to the farmer’s market or grocery store. My daughter loved this bag and now wants one for herself… expect to see a modified kids version in an upcoming post.

These crochet bags are really quick and easy to make and also make a great little gift. The tote crochet pattern may look complicated upon first glance but you’ll soon see that you’re just repeating the same steps only with different colored yarn. It’s done with the double crochet stitch but mostly the half double crochet stitch, a favorite of mine since it seems to work up so quickly.

It took me two days to complete the beach bag crochet project and I would say I crochet at a slow to medium pace. The finished size of the tote was 15″ wide by 15″ high.

Free Crochet Beach Tote Bag Pattern

Materials:

  • Cotton Yarn –  6 balls of cotton medium weight yarn – I used Bernat Handicrafter in pale yellow, hot pink, hot green and tangerine (color 1 x 120 yards, color 2 x 130 yards, color 3 x 40 yards, color 4 x 40 yards)
  • Crochet Hook – US K/6.5 mm
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Yarn or tapestry needle

Directions:

Pattern is written in U.S. terminology

ch = chain, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet, hdc = half double crochet

BAG BOTTOM:

  1. Using color 1, chain 48 stitches.
  2. Hdc into 2nd chain from hook, then hdc into every stitch until the end, ch 2, turn. Carry on this way for 6 rows in total.
  3. Without turning, sc back into same space as last stitch worked. Starting with the closest side of the base, sc into each row space, 2 sc into last space.
  4. Turn to next side and sc into each stitch, 2 sc into last stitch on that side, carrying on in that fashion until the entire outside of the base is complete, making sure to do 2 sc in each corner.

BAG BODY (working in rounds):

  • Rounds 1 – 3: ch 2 and then hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 4: Change to color 2 yarn, ch 2 then hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch.
  • Rounds 5 – 7: ch 4, *skip a stitch and then dc into the next stitch and ch 1*, repeat until the end of the round, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 8: ch 2, 2 hdc into each stitch space, continue until last stitch space, 1 hdc, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 9: Change to color 3 yarn, hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 10: ch 4, *skip a stitch and then dc into the next stitch and ch 1*, repeat until the end of the round, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 11: ch 2, 2 hdc into each stitch space, continue until last stitch space, 1 hdc, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 12: Change to color 2 yarn, ch 2 and then hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch.
  • Rounds 13 -15: ch 4, *skip a stitch and then dc into the next stitch and ch 1*, repeat until the end of the round, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 16: ch 2, 2 hdc into each stitch space, continue until last stitch space, 1 hdc, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 17: Change to color 4 yarn, ch 2 then hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 18: ch 4, *skip a stitch and then dc into the next stitch and ch 1*, repeat until the end of the round, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 19: ch 2, 2 hdc into each stitch space, continue until last stitch space, 1 hdc, join with slip stitch.
  • Round 20: Change to color 2 yarn, ch 2 and then hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch.
  • Rounds 21 – 23: ch 4, *skip a stitch and then dc into the next stitch and ch 1*, repeat until the end of the round, join with slip stitch.
  • Rounds 24: ch 2, 2 hdc into each stitch space, continue until last stitch space, 1 hdc, join with slip stitch.
  • Rounds 25 – 30: ch 2 and then hdc in each stitch, join with slip stitch. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

BAG STRAP:

  1. Lay bag flat on a flat surface. Using your finger, find the stitch at the top of the bag that’s on the furthest right side/corner when laid flat. Mark the stitch with a stitch marker. Do the same on the left side/corner.
  2. Count over 3 stitches from the stitch marker to the right, pull through the end of yarn with the crochet hook and make a knot with about a 3-inch tail.
  3. *ch 2 and then hdc in the next 5 stitches, chain 2, turn.* Repeat and continue in this manner until your strap is as long as you’d like (mine strap was about 27″ long). Make longer if you’d like to make the tote more like a messenger bag.
  4. Attach to the other side, matching the middle of the strap with the stitch marker. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

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Crochet Beach Tote Pattern

Free Crochet Beach Tote Bag Pattern

 

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Easy Thick Crochet Wash & Dishcloths

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Easy crochet dishcloth pattern

Easy Thick Crochet Wash & Dishcloths

It’s almost the end of the school year and I’ve been thinking about what sort of thank you gifts to give my daughter’s teachers and instructors (school, piano, dance, baseball, etc.). I’m all about homemade gifts when at all possible so I settled on making a crochet dishcloth. There are lots of free crochet dishcloth patterns online, but I wanted to make my own unique one.

For the past 2 months, I’ve been taking pottery classes, learning how to use the potter’s wheel. I’ve also started making handmade soap on a regular basis which we now use every day in our household (check out my post on how to make Natural Calendula Soap here).

I’m giving them each a beautiful handmade soap dish with my own soap and a thick durable crochet washcloth. They’re made using the single crochet stitch, which forms a tight thick fabric. This stitch is great for a crochet project like this.

This crochet dishcloth pattern is about as easy as it gets – a perfect crochet pattern for beginners. You only need to know 2 easy crochet stitches, the chain stitch and how to single crochet.

Hopefully, these handmade crochet gifts will reflect my gratitude to all the people who help teach and shape my daughter.

Easy Thick Crochet Wash & Dishcloths Pattern

Materials:

  • Cotton Yarn x 2 balls (yarn is held together) approx. 60 yards each – Bernat Handicarfter yarn used for this project (swimming pool, aloe vera and country stripes)
  • Crochet Hook – US L/8 mm.
  • Scissors
  • Yarn or tapestry needle

Directions:

Ch = chain, sc = single crochet (U.S.)

Holding both ends of yarn together (you will be crocheting with them as if they are one the entire time), make a slip stitch and chain 20 stitches together, keeping tension even through the chain (feel free to make the cloth bigger or smaller just by increasing or decreasing the number of chains in your foundation chain).

Row 1: 1sc the second stitch from the hook and then in each stitch along the chain until the end. Once you reach the end, chain 1 and then turn.

Row 2: 1sc in every stitch until you reach the end. Chain 1, turn your work.

Repeat row 2 until you’ve made a square (you can tell if you’ve made a square by folding the cloth in half diagonally.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

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easy to make crochet dishcloth

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