Free Pattern- The Stash Buster Sweater

The Stash Buster Sweater is super easy and fun to make and can be used with any of your scrap yarn in any color combo you like! You don’t even need to use the same brand of yarn for this! Just any worsted weight yarn you have lying around the house will do! This pattern is easily customizable and versatile to get the fit and look you personally want! Even if you have never crocheted clothing before, you can make this sweater!

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Materials

  • 700-1240 yards light worsted weight yarn (Knit Picks Brava Worsted was used in sample.)
  • I (5.5mm) crochet hook or hook to obtain gauge
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Tapestry needle

Difficulty

  • Easy

Gauge

  • 14 dc + 8 rows = 4”

Sizing

  • XS – 30” bust, 32” finished circumference (700 yards)
  • S- 34” bust, 36” finished circumference (748 yards)
  • M- 38” bust, 40” finished circumference (905 yards)
  • L- 42” bust, 44” finished circumference (950 yards)
  • XL- 46” bust, 48” finished circumference (1100 yards)
  • 2X- 50” bust, 52” finished circumference (1240 yards)

Pattern Notes

Starting lch does not count as first stitch.

You can do your sweater in any color combo you like or in one solid color. I chose to do a color block combo. I did the first two colors for 12 rows each and the last color for 24 rows.

Rectangles are worked from the top down, so place colors accordingly if working with multiple colors.

Pattern is written in size XS with additional sizes in parentheses, with stitch count for all sizes in parentheses at the end of each row.

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

st(s)- stitch(es)

ch-chain(s)

lch- long chain (pull up loop the length of a dc and then ch 1)

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

Rectangle (Make 2)

Ch 58 (65, 72, 79, 86, 93)

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and across. (56, 63, 70, 77, 84, 91)

Row 2: Lch, turn, 1 dc in each st across. (56, 63, 70, 77, 84, 91)

Repeat row 2 until rectangle is 24” or desired length. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Sewing Rectangles Together

Take your two rectangles and lay them on top of each other.

Pin where you plan to sew to make it easier to sew together. Pin and sew the top, leaving a 20” around hole in the middle for your head to go through (10” laid flat). For the sides, leave at least 12 rows on the top unsewn for your armholes and sew the rest of the way down until you get to the last 4 rows. Leave those unsewn.

Armhole Trim

Join yarn to underarm of armhole, facing the right side of your sweater. Ch 1 and sc evenly around the armhole, keeping track of the number of stitches you do. Join to 1st st. Ch 1 and sc in each st around, join to 1st st. Fasten off. Do the same on the other side, using the same number of stitches you did on the first armhole.

Neckline Trim

Join yarn to corner of the neckline. Ch 1 and sc evenly around the neckline. Join to 1st st.

Finishing

Fasten off. Weave in all ends. Block in needed.

Pattern is a copyright of Two Brothers Blankets. Please do not sell the pattern or alter in any way. (You may sell finished products from this pattern.) For pattern support please email twobrothersblankets@gmail.com. 

New Pattern Release- The Cleopatra Tank!

 

So, funny story, the Cleopatra Tank was not something I had planned to make. I usually have a running list of designs I have ideas for and want to create but the Cleopatra was not one of them. I sat down with my yarn, intending to design a completely different top! Instead I came up with this design and fell head over heels in love with it! I love how our minds create sometimes! Don’t you?

The Cleopatra Tank is made with lightweight DK yarn. The pattern comes in both children’s sizes and adult sizes, so you don’t have to purchase two patterns. It is versatile and customizable. I made the one pictured and another with the top part in black and the bottom in gray. Many of my testers also made this in self-striping yarn! You can totally make it your own style!

The Cleopatra Tank crochet pattern is now available for purchase and is 50% off through Monday, April 23rd. No code is needed. The discount has already been applied. Grab your copy here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cleopatra-tank-2

 

New Pattern Release- The Heartbeat Hat

The Heartbeat Hat was published in the January 2018 edition of Happily Hooked Magazine! I always love publishing my patterns in that magazine because they are so great to work with!  After two months we get rights to our patterns that have been published and I am able to sell it in my Ravelry shop individually. This hat takes a very simple stitch combo to create a fun and unique look! The color combo possibilities are endless with this one!

So the Heartbeat Hat crochet pattern is now available for purchase in my shop. It is 50% off through March 27, 2018! No code needed. Discount has already been applied!

Free Crochet Pattern- The Magnolia Scarf

The Magnolia Scarf uses the same fun stitch design as the Magnolia Shardi! It gives this infinity scarf a light and lacy look! Use a light sport weight or dk weight, make it in one color or multiple. The possibilities are endless! Please feel free to share this fun free pattern with your friends. And to be sure you don’t miss any of my new pattern releases, subscribe to my blog via email!

Purchase the printable pdf pattern HERE.

Materials

  • 389 yards sport (#2 weight) or DK (#3 weight) yarn
  • H (5.0mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Tapestry needle

Difficulty

  • Beginner

Gauge

  • 16 dc = 4”

Sizing

  • 60” x 8”

Pattern Notes

Width of scarf can be adjusted by working multiples of 3 + 2 for your starting chain. Length can be adjusted by adjusting the number of rows you do.

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

ch(s)- chain(s)

lch- long chain (pull up loop the length of a dc, ch 1)

st(s)- stitch(es)

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

**- repeat from

Scarf

Ch 32

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and across. (30 dc)

Row 2: Lch, turn, 1 dc in each st across. (30 dc)

Repeat row 2 until scarf measures about 40” long.

Row 3: Ch 5, turn, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, * ch 5, skip 2 sts, sc in next st*, repeat from * across.  (10 ch-5 spaces)

Row 4: Ch 5, turn, sc in next ch-5 space, *ch 5, sc in next ch- 5 space*, repeat from * across. (10 ch-5 spaces)

Repeat row 4 until entire scarf measures 60” long.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, work 3 dc in each ch-5 space across. (30 dc)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew together both ends of the scarf to make it an infinity scarf. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Block if necessary.

 

New Pattern Release- The Dude Cardigan

This year I set out to create more designs for men and boys, and that’s how the Dude Collection came to be! There are now 4 patterns in the Dude Collection, with the newest release, the Dude Cardigan!

I just love this blazer style sweater on my hubby! He helped me design it too! He gave me the idea and he gave me lots of ideas and tips along the way! It turned out exactly the way we pictured it! The Dude Cardigan is great for date night, church,a  casual occasion, or family pictures! The Dude Cardigan crochet pattern is now available and is 50% off through Sunday, March 18, 2018! No code is needed. The discount has already been applied.

National Crochet Month Sale and Giveaway!

 

I’ve teamed up with 10 other amazing crochet pattern designers to celebrate National Crochet Month with you! We are each having a sale of 40% off any single patterns in our shop! Just use coupon code NatCroMo2018, at checkout, in any of our 11 Ravelry Shops! Code is good through Wednesday, March 14, 2018!!

The 11 Ravelry Shops are:

Snuggly Fox Designs: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/brooke-rabideau

Forever Stitchin: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/forever-stitchin

Darcy’s Crochet Creations: https://www.ravelry.com/stores/darcys-crochet-creations

KMT Creations: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/kayla-norris

Hillary’s Hook: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hillary-thompson

Sweet Potato Crochet Creations: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/sweet-potato-crochet-creations

Accessorize This Designs: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/accessorize-this-designs

Holly’s Hobbies: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hollys-hobbies

Made by Mary: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/mary-smith

Crochet Couch: https://www.ravelry.com/stores/crochet-couch

Two Brothers Blankets: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/michelle-ferguson

To add to the fun, and to thank you for your amazing support, we have also all pitched in to provide a $75 gift card to KnitPicks.com!!! This gift card will be sent electronically to one lucky winner! All you have to do to enter is go HERE and fill out the very simple form! One lucky winner will be drawn at random on Thursday, March 15th.

 

*Giveaway not affiliated with or endorsed by Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Knit Picks. Your email will only be used to contact you if you win. Winner will be drawn at random and will have 24 hrs to claim their prize, after which a new winner will be drawn and contacted.

 

New Pattern Release- The Lacy Scarf!

Much of the world is still experiencing some very cold weather, but I know much of the world is also very ready for spring! Today I’m releasing my first Spring 2018 crochet pattern, the Lacy Scarf!

The Lacy Scarf is super versatile! It can be made in sport or DK weight yarn, and the width and length can be adjust. It has a light, lacy look to it but uses very simple stitch combos to create that elegant look!

Grab your copy of the Lacy Scarf HERE for 50% off today through Sunday, March 11, 2018! No code is needed. The discount has already been applied!

New Pattern Release- The Camden Cowl

I’ve got a brand new pattern release today, and it’s the matching cowl to the original Camden Hat! The Camden Hat was such a hit, I knew I wanted to make it a set!

 

Introducing the Camden Cowl!

 

 

Both the Camden Hat and the Camden Cowl use a technique called Fair Isle Crochet. You basically use two colors to create a picture with your yarn. But instead of working over you unused yarn, like tapestry crochet, you carry the unused yarn behind your work. Both patterns come with written instructions, photo tutorials, links to video tutorials, and a chart to follow. So even if you’ve never tried it before, you can master Fair Isle Crochet with these patterns!

 

The Camden Cowl is 50% off as an introductory price, until March 2nd, 2018. No code is needed. Discount has already been applied. And if you purchase the Camden Cowl crochet pattern, you can get the Camden Hat crochet pattern for 50% off also! Just add both patterns to your cart and the discount will be applied!

Don’t miss out on this amazing deal! Sale is good through 3/2/18!

Free Crochet Pattern- The Michelle Hat

I finally decided to name a hat after myself! 😉 The Michelle Hat is such a fun hat! Make this in a solid color or in a self-striping color and it looks beautiful either way! Lots of great texture and lots of ways to give this hat a different look! Pattern comes with sizes 0-6 months all the way to adult!

Materials

  • 75-200 yards worsted weight yarn
  • I (5.5mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Tapestry needle
  • Pom Pom maker (optional)

Difficulty

  • Easy

Gauge

  • 13 dc x 7 rows=4”
  • Brim: 8sc x 7 rows = 2”

Sizing & Yardage

  • 0-6 months: 13-15” (75 yards)
  • 6-12 months: 16-18” (100 yards)
  • Toddler: 18-20” (115 yards)
  • Child:19-21” (150 yards)
  • Teen/ Sm. Adult: 21-22” (175 yards)
  • Adult: 22-23” (200 yards)

Pattern Notes

Starting chain does not count as first st, unless stated otherwise within the pattern.

Pattern is written in size 0-6 months with additional sizes in parentheses. Final stitch count for all sizes is in parentheses at the end of each row/round.

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

ch(s)- chain(s)

st(s)- stitch(es)

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

ldc- long double crochet (work dc 2 rounds below)

blo- back loop only

dc2tog- double crochet 2 together

**- repeat from

Brim

Ch 9

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (8)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, in blo, 1 sc in each st across. (8)

Rows 3- 48(56, 64, 68, 76, 80): Repeat row 2.

Slip stitch the ends together to create a circle. Now turn the band to the other side, which will be your right side. Do not fasten off. Continue to Body of Hat.

Body of Hat

Round 1: Ch 1, work 48 (56, 64, 68, 76, 80) sc evenly around the side of the brim, join to 1st st. (48, 56, 64, 68, 76, 80)

Round 2: Ch 2, 1 dc in each of the 1st two sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts, *1 dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (24, 28, 32, 34, 38, 40 dc, chs each)

Round 3: Ch 4 (counts as starting ch 2 and 2 chs), skip first 2 dc, 1 ldc in each of the next 2 skipped sts, *ch 2, skip 2 sts, 1 ldc in each of the next 2 skipped sts*, repeat from * around, join to 2nd ch of starting ch 4. (24, 28, 32, 34, 38, 40 dc, chs each)

Round 4: Ch 2, *1 ldc in each of the next 2 skipped sts, ch 2, skip 2*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (24, 28, 32, 34, 38, 40 dc, chs each)

Rounds 5 – 7(11, 13, 15, 15, 17): Repeat rounds 3 and 4.

Round 8(12, 14, 16, 16, 18): Ch 2, 1 ldc in next 2 sts, dc2tog *1 ldc in next 2 sts, dc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (36, 42, 48, 51, 57, 60)

Round 9 (13, 15, 17, 17, 19): Ch 2, 1 dc in 1st st, dc2tog, *1 dc in next st, dc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (24, 28, 32, 34, 38, 40)

Round 10 (14, 16, 18, 18, 20): Ch 2, *dc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20)

Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew top shut. With tapestry needle, weave tail in and out of the stitches and pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Add pom pom to top of hat if desired.

 

 

 

Free Crochet Pattern! Little Dude Bow Tie

 

The Little Dude Bow Tie is the 2nd pattern in my Dude Collection! This bow tie is great for photo shoots, playing dress up, and for costumes! **Please supervise your child at all times when he/she is wearing the Little Dude Bow Tie.**

Materials

  • < 50 yards worsted weight yarn
  • H (5.0mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Tapestry needle
  • Small button

Difficulty

  • Easy

Gauge

  • 16 sts (alternating hdc and blo hdc) x 11 rows = 4”

Sizing

  • 10-14” neck
  • To make bigger or smaller, chain by multiples of 4 + 1.
  • You can also go down a hook size to make just slightly smaller.

Pattern Notes

DO NOT leave child unsupervised when wearing this bow tie.

Starting chain does not count as first stitch, unless stated otherwise within the pattern.

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

ch- chain

st- stitch

sc- single crochet

hdc- half double crochet

blo- back loop only

**- repeat from

Bow

Ch 21

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (20)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 1 hdc in blo of 1st st, 1 hdc in both loops of next st, *1 hdc in blo of next st, 1 hdc in both loops of next st*, repeat from * across. (20)

Rows 3-6: Repeat row 2.

Ch 1, turn, sc evenly around the entire rectangle, working 2 sc into each corner, join to 1st st, fasten off. Weave in ends.

Strap

Ch 41

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and next 37 sts, ch 1, skip next st, hdc in last. (40)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 1 hdc in each st and ch across. (40)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

 

Attach button to side of tie opposite of button hole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use a long piece of yarn and your tapestry needle and weave yarn down the middle of the bow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now place the tie on the back side of the bow and wrap your yarn around the bow and the tie. Tie a know to secure. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.