Summer Stock Up Sale!

Happy Independence Day for those of you here in the United States! I hope your day is filled with fun and family! Today marks the beginning of my Summer Stock Up Sale! Now is the time to stock up on all of your favorite Two Brothers Blankets crochet patterns because ALL of them are Buy One, Get One FREE!

No code is needed. Just add at least 2 patterns to your cart. For every 2 patterns added to your cart, one will be discounted to FREE! (Of equal or lesser value). Go HERE to shop!

This pattern sale is good through July 8, 2018!

*Please check your cart and make sure all discounts have been applied before you checkout. Please contact me before purchasing if there are any issues with your cart or at checkout. There will be no refunds for digital downloadable files.*

Amelia Earwarmer- Free Crochet Pattern

The Amelia Earwarmer was my very first pattern! It was published on Ravelry way back in February 2014! I am now offering it here on my blog for free!

If you would like to purchase a printable PDF version of the pattern, you can do so HERE.

amelia earwarmer

 

Materials

  •  One skein or less of #5 weight bulky yarn or 2 strands of #4 worsted weight yarn held together.
  • Size P hook
  • 2 large buttons (large enough to fit very snuggly in between stitches of the wrap) – I used 1.5” buttons.
  • Measuring tape  Darning needle for weaving in ends

Difficulty

Beginner

Gauge 

Not necessary – size is determined by desired length

Sizing 

  • Toddler (1-3 years) – 18-20”
  • Child (3-10 years)- 19-20.5”
  • Adult – 20-22”

Pattern Notes

For most accurate fit measure the person the head wrap will be for around the head at the forehead. Then chain until it reaches 1” less than the head circumference, slightly stretched.

Stitches Needed

sc-single crochet
dc- double crochet
ch- chain

Pattern

Row 1: Ch to 1” less than desired length, slightly stretched.

Row 2: Dc in 3rd chain from the hook and continue to DC across to the last stitch.

Row 3: Ch 2, turn (counts as 1st), dc in the next st and continue to dc across to the last stitch.

Row 4: Ch 2, turn (counts as 1st), dc in the next st and continue to dc across to last stitch.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in the same st as ch 1 and continue to sc across to the last stitch.

Now sc down the side of the earwarmer, across the bottom, and back up the other side, working 2 sc in each corner. Join to first sc. Finish off.
Sew buttons on to one end, one above the other, as pictured below.
Weave in remaining ends.
Buttons should snuggly slip in between DC stitches to attach the ends to each other around person’s head.

Lacy Top- New Crochet Pattern!

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Lacy Top

 

The Lacy Top is a light and lacy looking top that is great for spring or summer! It’s a very simple workup and comes with instructions for women’s sizes XS-2X. I used Knit Picks Brava Sport yarn which is my favorite sport (#2) weight yarn! It’s soft, durable, and feels very nice when worn!

This pattern does require a small bit of sewing but not much. The pattern includes step by step instructions on how to assemble the top so that it is simple and easy for you! It also comes with a step by step photo tutorial for the neckline shaping!

As always, I’m always available for pattern support. Just send me an email at twobrothersblankets@gmail.com!

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Savannah Handbag Crochet Pattern

 

I absolutely love love love the Savannah Collection! The sweater is probably my favorite design to date! The texture in these patterns in amazing! So, of course, I continue to create more designs to add to the collection! This time I’ve created a handbag! Creating this lovely handbag was way out of my comfort zone because I’m usually making garments or blankets. I’ve only created market, slouchy type bags before. But the end result of this bag was just magnificent! I was so proud and excited to complete the Savannah Handbag and have it tested!

For the Savannah Handbag I used Hobby Lobby’s Yarn Bee Denim in Color yarn! This yarn is a worsted weight yarn that is 50% acrylic and 50% denim. It is very sturdy and doesn’t stretch too much, making it great for this sort of project.

 

 

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Dude Washcloth- Free Crochet Pattern

I have a ton of cotton yarn! Mostly Knit Picks Dishie, that has been sitting in my stash for a while. I love to make washcloths with cotton yarn! I find they are so sturdy but soft and flexible at the same time! My favorite way to use them is in the kitchen! They are thick and great for cleaning up messes! So I used my one of my favorite stitch combos to create this the Dude Washcloth! This washcloth is thick, yet sturdy! You’ll want to make a whole bunch of these, because they are so quick and easy to work up!

The Dude Washcloth crochet pattern also has instructions on how to change the number of stitches so you can make it any size you want! Enjoy!

Dude Washcloth

 

Materials

  • 70 yards (each) worsted weight cotton yarn for set of 4
  • I (5.5mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Tapestry needle

Difficulty

  • Easy

Gauge

  • Row 1 = 9”

Sizing

  • 9” x 9”

Pattern Notes

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

To change size, just work in a multiple of 2 + 1 and make an even square.

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

ch(s)- chain(s)

st(s)- stitch(es)

hdc- half double crochet

blo- back loop only

*- repeat from

Pattern

Ch 35

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (34)

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. (34)

Rows 3-21: Repeat row 2.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

 

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Dude Washcloth

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Tea Time Tee Crochet Pattern

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Tea Time Tee

The Tea Time Tee is my latest crochet design! This tee is a simple top with just a touch of lacy stitching in the back! It screams classy! The pattern comes in children’s sizes 2 through 10 and adult sizes XS-3X in one easy to follow pattern!

I used Knit Picks Brava Sport for this design. This yarn is one of my absolute favorite yarns to use when crocheting garments. It’s lightweight but sturdy and feels nice against my skin! It is machine washable and washes up really well. Very minimal pilling or stretching happens when it’s washed!

The pattern is worked from the bottom up and only requires a small bit of stitching at the shoulders. You’re going to be amazed at how easy this project workup really is!

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Magnolia Market Bag Crochet Pattern

Summer time means trips to the farmers market, or to the library with the kids, and hopefully more crochet time! And what do you need for all of that?! A bag! The Magnolia Market Bag is easy to make, easy to customize to your needs, and is just plain beautiful!

I made mine with the Caron Cotton Cakes from Michael’s! It turned out even better than I expected! Caron Cotton Cakes are a worsted weight self striping yarn that is just perfect for this bag! You can also use any other worsted weight cotton yarn you’d like!

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Stash Buster Sweater- Free Crochet Pattern

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! I used Knit Picks Brava Worsted for the Stash Buster Sweater.  You don’t  need to use the same brand of yarn for this though! 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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stash buster sweater

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stash buster sweater

 

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

stash buster sweater

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.

stash buster sweater

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.

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Cleopatra Tank Crochet Pattern

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!

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