Saturday, May 21, 2016

Winner of Summer Serenade Headband

The winner of the Summer Serenade Headband Giveaway was...


Jane, you didn't post a last name, so be sure to check the email you used to enter for your code for a free copy of the Headband pattern on Ravelry.

Did you know there is a coordinating pattern for a scarf? Betty has a beautiful lightweight scarf that goes perfectly with the headband.

It is listed on Ravelry here: Happy Crocheting!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Summer Serenade Headband and Pattern Giveaway

I've been looking for a great headband with plenty of stretch that doesn't feel heavy or tight and I found it in the Summer Serenade Headband by Butterfly Dreams Crochet. Betty has been gracious enough to let me give away one copy of her pattern, so enter to win and be sure to give Betty some love and favorites on Ravelry.
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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Four Free Christmas Cozy patterns

Since I had such a wonderful response to this picture on Facebook, I decided it would be a good thing to have a permanent page where I could share the free patterns, even the ones I didn't write.

So here you go:

Santa Cup Cozy: This beautiful cozy was designed by Jennifer of Tw-in Stitches.  I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton in Red, White, White Sparkle  and Antique Cream for the face.  You can find Jennifer's pattern on her blog here:

Bird Cozy:  I used the same simple body pattern as the reindeer using I Love This Cotton in Christmas II.  The applique for the adorable bird is by Janet of Damn it Janet, let's crochet.  You can find the bird pattern on her blog here:

My Reindeer pattern is here:

My Snowman pattern is here: 

Thank you to all of you who responded with such kind words about this picture and these patterns.  I'd love to see these cozies in more teacher's hands this winter break.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Free Reindeer Cup Cozy Crochet Pattern

Reindeer Cup Cozy

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Hook: G 4.0 mm
Yarn: I Love This Cotton in Taupe for body, Red Heart Super Saver in Cafe Latte for antlers.
Notions: 2 black buttons for eyes, 1 red (or brown) button for nose, thread or embroidery floss to sew on eyes and nose.

Size can be adjusted for smaller or larger cups by adding or subtracting an even number of chains and any number rounds. If you find your starting chain twisting, you can do the first round of dc and then join. Antlers are a single row working into the back of the chain and back of stitches.

fpsc: Front post single crochet.
fpdc: Front post double crochet
bpdc: Back post double crochet


Right Antler: Ch8, slst in 2nd ch from hook, sc3, ch4 slst in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next chain. ch4, slst in 2nd chain from hook and slst in the back of the next three stitches, sc, slst, sc, hdc in last two.

Left Antler: ch 8, slst in 2nd ch from hook, slst in next 2 ch, ch3, slst in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, ch4. slst in 2nd, sc2, slst,sc, slst,sc, hdc2

Cozy Body:
R1: Ch 34, slip stitch to first chain to form a loop. Ch2 and dc in each chain around.slst to join.
R2: fpsc, ch1. *bpdc, fpdc. Repeat from * around. Join with slst in the ch1.
R3-10: repeat Round 2.

Finishing: Finish off and sew in ends, Sew antler to top of cuff and buttons for eyes and nose.

Alternative eyes and nose: safety eyes, puffy paint, embroidery, crochet or sew. or even cut out felt and hot glue it on! Have fun and let me know if you have any creative ideas to add.  I look forward to seeing your projects and hearing from you! Happy Crocheting and spread the love.

forEverett Crocheting

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Reindeer coming soon...

Every snowman needs a reindeer buddy, right?  I'm currently having a few other crochet artist test the pattern to make sure you'll have a fun and quick pattern to make a reindeer cup cozy.  Be looking for the free pattern to be posted soon...

Monday, November 30, 2015

Free Snowman Cup Cozy Crochet Pattern

Hello! I recently found some great buttons in the craft section of my local Walmart. I decided that they would be perfect for a snowman cup cozy. I wrote my own pattern and thought I'd share it with you.

Snowman Cup Cozy 

Hook: E 3.5mm or hook that works for you for a fairly tight stitch for your yarn.,
Yarn: Peaches N Cream 100% cotton (kitchen cotton) Worsted Weight (4)
Special Stitch: Camel stitch or hdc in back hump only. Video of stitch found here:
Notions: Two black buttons for eyes, carrot button for nose.

Notes: You have two options for closing the cuff into a circle, you can slip stitch the ends together and weave in ends or use your beginning tail to sew the bottom cuff and your end to sew the top cuff. If you choose to sew leave your ends long enough to sew and weave in ends.


Bottom cuffs: ch6, turn sc in back loop only (5sc). Ch1 turn, sc in Blo. Repeat until the cuff is long enough to go around the cup (approximately 8.5”). Do not finish off.
Slip stitch one stitch of cuff to the beginning to form a circle. ch1 and rotate to work in row ends. If sewing cuff closed, leave it until you have a few rows done or are finished. If slip stitching, slip stitch the two ends together, ch 1 and rotate to work in row ends.

Body: This knit look middle section is done in camel stitch
Round 1: hdc evenly in row ends.
Rounds 2-7: Hdc in back hump of Hdc below (camel stitch). Join to first hdc with slip stitch, ch1. Round 8: Sc in back hump of each Hdc.

Top cuff: ch6, sc in second ch from hook and next 4, sc in next 2 sc. *Turn, skip 2 sc and sc in next 5 in Blo. Ch1, turn, sc in next 5 Blo, sc in next 2 (both loops). Repeat from * around.

Finishing: Finish off and if you didn't slip stitch your cuffs, use end to sew closed the cuff. Use the beginning tail to sew closed the bottom cuff. Sew eyes on to the side opposite your seam.