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So Simple Box Stitch Shawl. This is a simple shawl pattern, similar to the popular Granny Square Triangle Shawl. Made with the Box Stitch Pattern it does not display all of the holes of a true Granny Square Stitch. It is worked with worsted weight yarn and it is what I would consider a very generous size shawl for those of us who dislike bare arms and want lots of coverage. Materials: 16 oz any soft worsted Weight yarn color of your choice Susan Bates U.S. Size I – 9 crochet hook Size approximately 80" wide by 40" deep including border Row 1: chain 6, sl st in first st to form ring. Row 4: ch 3, 3 dc in first single crochet, (this adds a new cluster to the beginning of each dc row) 3 dc in ch 3 space across row to the 3 chain loop (point) work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in loop, 3 dc in next 3 ch sp, across row ending with 4 dc in last single crochet, turn.

Repeat: rows 4 and 5 until you have 28 double crochet rows. I received an email that said, in part: “I finally got it worked out but not starting with a shell but a space. College Chic Tote. When she has ten minutes to get from her dorm room to class, your college kid will be so thankful you made her this College Chic Tote. It's the perfect size for everything she needs: her tablet, notebooks, school books and essentials. She can grab it on her way out the door. The over-the-shoulder strap is comfortable and cute. In fact, this crochet tote bag pattern functions more like an over sized purse. The cute southwestern-inspired design is totally trending, so her college friends will compliment this crochet tote bag.

Crochet Hook: G/6 or 4 mm hook Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches) Lily Sugar 'n Cream: Contrast A Tangerine (01699) 2, Contrast B Robins Egg (01215) 2, Contrast C Warm Brown (01130) 2, Contrast D Soft Ecru (01004) 1, Contrast E Hot Green (01712) 1 Size 4 mm (U.S. SIZE: Approx 18" [45.5 cm] wide x 18" [45.5 cm] high (excluding strap). GAUGE: 15 sc and 16 rows = 4" [10 cm]. Motif (make 3) (See Chart I) With A, ch 4. Sunset Shawlette. The Sunset Shawlette was inspired by a gorgeous ball of Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball I purchased at my local yarn store. It sat on my shelf for ages, begging to be used… and I finally listened! Zauberball is a Fingering / 4 ply wool and nylon blend yarn with a long color repeat. And in this colorway it reminds me of a spectacular sunset. But you don’t have to use Zauberball to make the Sunset Shawlette – use the fingering weight yarn of your choice, solids, stripes, you name it!

It would be gorgeous in something sparkly… Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links. The Sunset Shawlette is a lightweight wrap with unique trapezoid shape, which is perfect for draping around the shoulders, tying as a fashion scarf, or wrapping up as a cowl. Add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue Instructions: Row 1: Ch 203. Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as st), skip the first 2 sts, dc in the next st. Row 3: Ch 2, skip the first 2 sts, dc in the next 3 sts, ch 3, skip 3 sts. Row 5 – 28: Repeat Rows 3 – 4. Free Pattern Friday - Reusable Crochet Cotton Facial Scrubbies. Do you like my new segment? Free Pattern Friday! I like the sound of that. Today I'll be sharing how I made my reusable cotton facial scrubbies! I use these for removing my makeup, washing my face, and applying astringent or essential oils to my face. They are 100% cotton, washable, and SO easy to make.

You'll see. Crochet Cotton Facial Scrubbies Pattern by Ashley Ludlow What you’ll need: · 4-ply worsted weight 100% cotton yarn· Size J or 6.00 MM crochet hook (you can use any size hook you’d like!) What stitches you’ll need to know: · ch – chain· sl st – slip stitch· puff st – puff stitch (y/o, hook into the st, y/o, pull through and lift up – leave some slack, y/o, hook into the same st, y/o, pull through and lift up, y/o, hook into the same st, y/o, pull through and lift up, y/o, pull through all loops on the hook, secure with ch) Instructions: ch 3, sl st in first ch of the row to create a loop See? You can make these in any color or size you want! Have a great weekend! -Ash. Market Tote Bag Free Crochet Pattern | Little Monkeys Crochet | Little Monkeys Crochet. Free #Crochet Pattern: The Manchester Handbag. In just a couple of weeks, I’ll be at the Knit and Crochet Show in Manchester, New Hampshire – helping to celebrate the Crochet Guild of America’s 20th Anniversary.

I’m super excited to go, and all that excitement has inspired two new crochet patterns! And since I missed last week due to flooding, I thought I’d best share both this week… Introducing the Manchester Handbag and Sunglasses Case! This post has the pattern for the handbag – click HERE to go to the pattern for the Sunglasses Case! They make a great set – but of course they are super fun on their own as well! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. Manchester Handbag Add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue and Favorites NOTE: You can carry the yarn along the inside of the bag rather than cutting it after each row, if desired. Row 1: With Color A, ch 33, hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, hdc in each remaining ch to end; turn. (32 sts) Row 2 – 4: Ch 1, hdc in each st across; turn. (32 sts) Round 25: Sl st in each st around. Magic Spike Mandala - for placemats, coasters and more! Crochet mandalas are everywhere right now!

They’re beautiful and fun to make, ranging from the sublimely simple to the excruciatingly complex. I was inspired to design my own, but I wanted it to have a practical purpose too. And a reader request for coasters and placemats was just the spark I needed! The Magic Spike Mandala was born! The Magic Spike Mandala is relatively simple, but spike stitches and shells combine to make it fun and fabulous. And just like magic, you can make drinks coasters and placemats, lightweight trivets and heavyweight doilies, even dishcloths and facecloths – all from the same pattern!

Bright colors for spring and summer, rich colors for fall and winter, this pattern looks great in all of them. Add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue Written Instructions: Round 1: Using Color A, make a magic circle. Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2dc in next ch sp. Round 4: Ch 1, sc in first st. Round 6: Ch 1, hdc in first st. Round 8: Ch 1, sc in first st. Crochet World Magazine | The Magazine For Crochet Lovers.

Crochet Hobo Bag. I saw this bag and it totally drove me crazy! For days! Can you imagine? As alluring as it could be, I had to restrain myself from placing another order to Knitpicks. They have some really wonderful wool yarns that are so soft and easy to crochet. I placed my first and only order of Wool of the Andes chunky and was very delighted at the quality as well as the price. Lucky for me, I over-ordered and have enough yarn for this bag. It is not a very difficult pattern to figure out at all. So here it is, my inagural design that I finally managed to write down.Crochet Hobo Bag(inspired by the above Nordstrom bag) Pattern written by Dao Lam Materials: 2 skeins Wool of the Andes Chunky (www.knitpicks.com) Hooks size K-11 (6.5mm), J-10 (6mm), and H-8 (5mm) Tapestry needle to weave in ends Lining fabrics of choice One set of magnetic snaps One purse handle (usually sold in a set of 2 but only need 1) Ribbon of choice Sewing threads that match color of yarn and lining (or invisible threads) To line bag:

It's a Day at the Beach Bag - Free #Crochet Pattern on Moogly! Whether it’s the beach, the pool, the waterpark, or the local park, the Day at the Beach Bag is ready! With it’s generous size and wide straps it’s super practical, and the nautical striping and details make it a great way to show off your style – and crochet skills! The Day at the Beach Bag was weeks in the designing – but it’ll be a lot quicker to crochet! And I think it was totally worth it. I love all the little details, from the four”ropes” that run up to the handles, to the surface crochet on the handles themselves, to the stripe stitch pattern – borrowed from the Vintage Wobble Afghan! Every way you look at it, this bag is full of interest – for both the crocheter and the user! Click here to add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue and Favorites! This is an intermediate difficulty pattern – please be sure to read all the notes and watch the linked tutorials as needed!

Row 1: With Color A, Ch 62, hdc 61; turn. (61 sts) Row 2 – 15: Ch 1, hdc across; turn. (61 sts) ROPE ASSEMBLY TIME!