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Tea Time Tee Crochet Pattern

This post- Tea Time Tee Crochet Pattern-  may contain affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase from the links below, I will get a small percentage of the sales at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your continued support! 

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!

You can purchase the ad free pdf HERE.

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 if 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. 

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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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Heartbeat Hat Crochet Pattern

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Heartbeat hat

The Heartbeat Hat crochet pattern uses very basic stitches to create this awesome look! The pattern comes with instructions for newborn size to adult! The Heartbeat Hat crochet pattern was in the January 2018 edition of Happily Hooked magazine and is now available for individual purchase!

The Heartbeat Hat uses worsted (#4) weight yarn. I used Knit Picks Brava Worsted to create my sample hat. This yarn is one of my favorites! It’s 100% acrylic, machine washable, and very sturdy and soft! It washes up so nicely with very little pilling or stretching! Plus, the color choices for this yarn are fantastic!

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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.

 

Dude Cardigan Crochet Pattern

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For the year 2018, I made it a goal to create more designs for men and boys. Therefore, 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 pattern difficulty for this sweater is intermediate. It is worked from the bottom up with sleeves and trim added at the end. This sweater is fitted with only 1/2″ to 1″ of positive ease. For a looser fit, go up one size. The pattern calls for four 2″ buttons, but you can go with smaller buttons if you like, or not buttons at all.  This pattern is also very gender neutral and would look great as a women’s cardigan as well! 

The Dude Cardigan is made with Knit Picks Brava Worsted, which is one of my favorite yarns! It is very soft, yet durable and washes up great! The color choices are outstanding! This cardigan comes in sizes Small to 2X!

You can purchase this crochet pattern on Ravelry and Etsy

Dude Blazer Cardigan Crochet Pattern

The blazer not your style? Check out the Dude Pullover Sweater for a different look with the same great texture!

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.

 

Lacy Scarf Crochet Pattern

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Lacy Scarf Crochet Pattern

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 adjusted. It has a light, lacy look to it but uses very simple stitch combos to create that elegant look!

This scarf crochet pattern is labeled easy for pattern difficulty and the scarf is one size fits all. The pattern uses a mix of chains and double crochet stitches to create the lacy shell look that it has. As long as you know how to do all of the basic crochet stitches, you should be able to make this scarf. 

I used Knit Picks Brava Sport yarn in the colorway Seashell to create the Lacy Scarf sample pictured above. I absolutely love Brava Sport because it is so durable, yet soft! It is 100% acrylic and is machine washable! I use this yarn for quite a few of my designs and I highly recommend it!

You can purchase this crochet pattern on Ravelry and Etsy

If you’re looking for more spring scarves check out the Kellie Cowl