Saturday, October 10, 2020
Friday, October 02, 2020
I'm so proud to announce that my Walk in the Woods Sampler pattern has been published in the October 2020 Happily Hooked Magazine Rustic Red issue #79! You can find it on page 91...
This blanket is all about taking a walk through the woods. It starts with a tartan plaid in the center and from there we work simple cables, basketweave, shell mushrooms, cable owls, 3d animal squares, bobble acorns, front post tree bark, and gorgeous leaf clusters at the edge.There is so much texture and fun happening in this blanket. But, I will warn that it is an advanced pattern due to the many stitches and assembly. It is a generously sized blanket at 56"-59". It started out as a baby blanket design and became so much more! Haha!
Monday, September 28, 2020
Today I'm introducing a new shawl line that I will be expanding on. It will include my first Sweet and Simple shawl pattern from 2008. Over the years Sweet N Simple Shawl has been an extremely popular pattern used by shawl ministries all over the world. I want to continue to sow into those ministries by providing another simple shawl pattern that can be used for everything, especially blessing others. If you don't want to deal with the free version on my blog, you can purchase an ad-free version on my website.
I introduce to you the "Cobblestone: A Sweet and Simple Shawl Pattern"
This follows my Sweet and Simple philosophy of creating a design that uses 4 or fewer repeat rows to create a whole garment. That makes it a great pattern for beginners, as well as the more experienced because it's easy to memorize and you can achieve success no matter what level of crochet you currently are. This stitch repeat has a cluster stitch that makes for a light texture throughout. It reminded me of cobblestones, hence the name. But, the texture makes the shawl both light and warm.
I created samples in both a fingering weight yarn (Scheepjes Whirl) and a DK weight/Light #3 yarn (Baby Bee Sweet Delight Print). Information for both is included in the pattern.
Fingering Weight, 60% Cotton/ 40% Acrylic
#3 Light, 60% Acrylic/ 40% Polyamide
Scheepjes Whirl, fingering weight, (215g/1094yds/1000m) - 1 cake- Lavenderlicious (gradient yarn)
Baby Bee Sweet Delight Prints, #3 Light Worsted/DK yarn, (4oz/377yds)- 4 skeins- Brown Multi (may be discontinued)
Fingering Finished/Blocked Size: 14" W x 60" L
Gauge: in pattern/blocked- 5 rows x 4 clusters = 4" x 4"
#3 Light Worsted Finished/Unblocked Size: 24” W x 60 “ L
Gauge: in pattern/unblocked- 5 rows x 4 clusters = 4" x 4"
- Just remember that you can change the hook and yarn size to work with whatever you have in your stash- however, you need to make sure you have extra yarn because changing hooks and yarn weight change how much you use.
- You can also alter the width of the shawl by adding more repeats. The multiples for this pattern are 6sts +1, plus 2 for the foundation chain.
- Blocking is HIGHLY recommended for this shawl because it begins to "lean" while you are working on it.
- ch3 counts as a dc throughout, ch5 counts as tr + ch1 throughout.
sl st- slip stitch
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
hdc- half double crochet
tr- treble crochet
sc3tog- (insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop)3x, yo, pull through all 3 loops
hdc5tog-(yo, insert hook into the indicated st, pull up a loop) 5x, yo, pull through all loops on the hook, ch1
Row 1- (RS) ch105, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, *sc in next ch, sc3tog over next 3ch, sc in next ch, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next ch; repeat from * to the end of the row ending the last repeat with (hdc, dc) in the last ch. Turn.
Row 2- ch3 (cts as dc), sk2, *(tr, ch3, tr) in next sc, sk2 **, hdc5tog in next dc; repeat from * ending last repeat at **, dc in turn ch. Turn.
Row 3- ch1, sk 1dc, sc in next tr, *(sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in next ch3**, sc3tog over next 3 st ; repeat from * ending last repeat at **, sc2tog over last dc and turning ch. Turn.
Row 4- ch5 (cts as trc + ch1), trc in 1st sc, *sk 2, hdc5tog in next dc, sk2**, (trc, ch3, trc) in next sc; repeat from * ending last repeat at **, (trc, ch1, trc) in turning ch. Turn.
Row5- ch3 (cts as dc), hdc in same sp, sc in next ch, *sc3tog over next 3 st**, (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in next ch3 sp; repeat from * ending last repeat at **, sc in ch1 sp, (hdc, dc) in 4th ch of ch5. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2-5 to desired length.
Both versions make a great scarf! Happy Crocheting!
© Bizzy Crochet and Design 2020
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
I just wanted to let you know that from 9/9/20 to 9/30/20 I am having a 30% off sale on all* of my patterns on my website. This is in celebration of the Bizzy Crochet CAL Group on Facebook reaching 3,000 members over the Summer. You don't need a coupon code for this sale- so I hope you enjoy!
*excludes the 2020 Christmas CAL Ticket.
Click the picture or here to go to my website!
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
HEY!! It's that time of year again! The Bizzy Crochet team is gearing up for the 2020 Christmas Crochet-Along. I know it's only August, but it starts in October and that's going to be here before you know it.
In this post, I am sharing some basic information concerning the CAL and pictures of this year's projects!
Friday, August 14, 2020
Four Seasons Scarf
Lacey and simple, this scarf is perfect for any season.
Kits are available for each season from Good Loops Yarn*.
Eco-Fusion by Nurturing Fibres
50% Bamboo/ 50% Cotton
1 skein each of 4 colors
· Each “stripe” is a full two-row repeat ending w/Row2.
· If you want to follow the color-blocking for this pattern, the stripes go like this:
1 stripe Color B 1 stripe Color D
5 stripes Color A 1 stripe Color B
3 stripes Color D 3 stripes Color A
1 stripe Color C 3 stripes Color B
5 stripes Color D 5 stripes Color C
3 stripes Color B 5 stripes Color B
1 stripe Color C 1 stripe Color D
3 stripes Color D 1 stripe Color C
1 stripe Color B 3 stripes Color A
3 stripes Color C 1 stripe Color C
1 stripe Color A 1 stripe Color B
3 stripes Color C 3 stripes Color A
3 stripes Color B 3 stripes Color C
3 stripes Color C 5 stripes Color D
5 stripes Color A 1 stripe Color B
Popcorn (Pc): 5dc in the next stitch, remove hook from loop, and reinsert (from front to back) in the top of the first of the 5dc, pick up the live loop and draw through the first dc, ch1.
Row1: sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, *ch1, sk3, dc in next ch, ch1, work (dc, ch1, dc) in the same ch as last dc, ch1, sk 3, sc in the next ch; repeat from * to end. (5 “fans”)
Row2: ch6 (counts as 1dc and 3ch), turn, sk 1dc, sc in next dc, *ch3, 1Pc in next sc, ch3, sk1dc, sc in next dc; repeat from * to last sc, ch3, 1dc in last sc. (4 Pc)
If you’re striping, your color changes will happen after Row 2.
Row3: ch1, turn, sc in first dc, *ch1, dc in next sc, ch1, work (dc, ch1, dc) in top of the next sc, ch1, sc in top of Pc; repeat from * ending sc in 3rd of ch6.
Row4-56: repeat rows 2 & 3.
© Bizzy Crochet and Design
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020
Picot- ch3, sl st in the first ch
Friday, June 05, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020
Cable Owl Fingerless Mittens Pattern
by Elizabeth Mareno
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
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