Cobbles Chunky Hat and Cowl Set

Work Up This Hat and Cowl in Less Than an Hour!

Cobbles Chunky Hat and Cowl

Cobbles Chunky Hat and Cowl

Last week the Dollar Tree had a crazy limited time, while supplies last sale on some pretty amazing yarn. It was all from the Yarnspirations line and sold for, you guessed it, a $1 a skein!  To make the deal sweeter, for the 3 days of the sale, shipping was a flat rate of $4.95.

Before you go all crazy, the sale is over, the yarn is gone and who knows when it will be back, if ever. The yarns were current yarns, not mill ends, not shortened rolls…Honestly, I don’t know how they were able to do it. But they did and what happened is that I got to try some yarn I hadn’t used before and fell in love! I will have no problem paying full price for it in the future. (By full price I mean the price minus coupons, because really who doesn’t shop for yarn with coupons!)

A prime example is the Patons Cobbles yarn. Y-U-M-M-Y! Unsure of what to do with this super bulky yarn, I have been playing with it since it arrived. Today I worked up a hat and cowl set I’ll be adding to my stock for craft shows. It is super fast and super easy!  It took less than an hour to do the entire set!

Even though this is a super bulky yarn, it is light weight and super soft! The patterns below are what I did to get the hat and cowl. They are very basic and could be easily adjusted by adding or taking away a row depending on your gauge.

Cobbles Chunky Hat (Women’s Adult Size)

Materials: 1 Skein Patons Cobbles, 25mm Hook

Work in the rounds, you don’t need to join at the end of each row.

Start with a magic circle. 6 sc into magic circle

Round 2: 2 sc into each stitch around (12)

Round 3: 2 sc into first stitch, 1 sc in next. Repeat around. (18)

Round 4-10: 1 sc in each stitch around.

Round 11: Slip stitch in each stitch around. Finish off and weave in ends.

Cobbles Chunky Cowl

Materials: 1 Skein Patons Cobbles, 25mm Hook

Chain 5

Row 1: hdc into first chain from hook. Continue across. Chain 3 and turn. (4)

Rows 2-20: hdc in first stitch. Continue across. Chain 3 and turn. (4)

On final row, don’t chain 3. Connect to the starting row and slip stitch together. Finish off and weave in ends.

Valentine’s Day Printables For Crocheter’s

Gift Giving Companions for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Printables

Valentine’s Printables

I had so much fun working up printables for Christmas, I wanted to do something fun for Valentine’s Day.  I’ve worked up some gift tags, Valentine’s cards, and gift boxes for you all to use. Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them!

Happy Valentine’s Day Cards – Print these cards out for all your crochet friends!

(Follow your printers directions to print these out front and back of one page. I used Cardstock for mine to make them sturdier.)

Valentine’s TO/FROM Gift Tags – Sheet of 9 Gift Tags

Sheep Gift Box – Print and assemble gift box.

(Print this on Cardstock and cut out around the outside edges. Fold on all inside edges and attach the side flaps with a glue stick or double sided sticky tape.)

Do you give gifts on Valentine’s Day? Who do you give to? I’ve seen a lot of people crochet valentines for their kids classes. Do you crochet for the class or for the teacher?

Journaling Your Craft.

Keep It All Together

Yesterday I guest blogged over at The Crochet Crowd. I put together a journal to help keep all the amazing pattern and challenges together. With all of the amazing things we get from Mikey Sellick, and all of the other projects we find out there, its great to have way to organize it all.

Get your own copy here: Free Printable Hooker’s Journal

Crafter’s Journal

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When the crochet journal was released, there were some requests about a non specific journal in the same format for those who sew, craft, etc. So here you go! I adapted the journal for those who want to use it for non-crochet craft journaling!

Create your own journal using a three ring binder and these Free Printable Jounal pages.

Page sleeves can be used to store patterns, pieces or the pages in the binder. I print the pages and use a hole punch for the actual pages. I use a dry erase marker on the page sleeves to make temporary changes, or keep track of where I am on a pattern. When I’m done the marks wipe right off.

Get Your Own Copy Here: Free Printable Crafter’s Journal

Printable Journal Pages

A Little Something for the New Year

If you are anything like me or a million others, you are stepping into the new year with a desire to get organized. Personally, I would love to get my yarn stash organized and plan to spend some one on one time with my piles of chaotic fibers in the coming months in an effort to do just that, get organized!  Ha Ha…I will try and post pictures sometime soon so you can see what I am up against. Perhaps it will give me just the motivation I need to actually get it done. I will have you all to hold me accountable.

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Free Printable Cards!

 

I have decided from this point forward each project I start is going to get a WIP Card. (Free Printable Below) This simple card will be used along with a handy ziploc bag to keep the projects I am working on under control. I tend to be a bit distracted by shiny things, aka new patterns, challenges and ideas that pop up in my newsfeed.

Take for example The Crochet Crowd, in the last three days they have posted their January Challenge along with video tutorials for a Puffy Baby Blanket and a 3 Hour Crochet Baby Blanket!  What’s a hooker to do?!

It just so happens that with all of the yummy yarn I scored at the Spinrite Tent sale last fall I have enough to do them ALL! (Psst. If you missed it, there are still tons of really good buys at the ETENT sale!)

And so it is, I know myself to well. I know that I am not going to stop being distracted. So rather than having a ton of WIP’s laying around that will end up getting frogged because I will inevitably forget what hook size I used or where I go the pattern from, I’m going to put each project in its own bag with one of these cards. Each project will have all the information I need to pick it back up and finish it.

Feel free to grab some for yourself!

WIP CARD FREE PRINTABLE

Revisiting a Seasonal Favorite and Some Fun NEW stuff from The Crochet Crowd!

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I am hustling to get some more templates released to you all this week. I have a mug template, a boot cuff wrap and more! I’m working with another designer to include some free just for you patterns! While you wait, here’s a little something to work on!

I revisited my elf hat this year and put it into PDF format for you all. I have had a few requests for this hat already this year. I’m doing one in fat red and white stripes and another in the santa suit look. (All red with a black stripe that looks like a belt with gold buckle.) Striped Elf Hat Pattern

When I released this pattern last year, I was amazed at all the fun variations everyone came up with. Shades of purples and pinks, rainbows and more! When I took these to my craft show last year I had someone waiting for me to finish the one on my hook so she could take it home. I could not make them fast enough.

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Goofy Boy!

The original hat was made for my son to wear for a special hat day at school. About 20 minutes before he walked out the door he decided he wanted me to add ears to his hat!  Unfortunately, I didn’t write down how I made them. I might have to dig the hat out and try to figure it out! I’ll let you know when I do.

I can’t help but share these as well! The Crochet Crowd has once again gone above and beyond and added some fun new holiday items to their list this year. Mikey does a tutorial on the Red Heart Dog Paw Print Stocking.

Do you have a go to holiday pattern? How early do you start hooking for the holidays?  I’d love to know!

Casting off until the next time we hook up!

Sheri

She’s A Winner!

Chilly Cables Coatigan

Chilly Cables Coatigan

So, I told you yesterday about how excited I was to do the Chilly Cables Coatigan test pattern, well the design was voted Fan Favorite! No surprise to me! I knew it was a winner from the start.

I also told you the pattern would be available but I wasn’t sure when…well guess what? It’s available today! The current sizes are for 2T and 4T. But never fear, if you can see your adult self wearing this, or even an older child, the pattern should be available in larger sizes through Ravelry in November! Keep your eyes open at Blackstone Designs on Ravelry

You can get the pattern for the Chilly Cables Coatigan along with 15 other patterns in the October issue of Too Yarn Cute.

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If you want to take your chance at winning a free copy, visit Blackstone Designs she is giving a copy away to one lucky winner!  There were 4 testers for this pattern, and all 4 designs are absolutely adorable. Just imagine what yours would look like!

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