Women’s Winter Slouchy Hat

I’ve really enjoyed this free pattern from knitted-patterns.com. Since I can’t get the yarn it suggests in store, I used Cozy Wool yarn from Michaels.  And in case you’d like the finished product, I have them in my etsy shop rosybowdesigns.etsy.com.  Happy … Continue reading

Mint & Gray Baby Blanket and Hat

Mint Green & Gray Baby Blanket and Hat Project: This “Baby M Blanket” by Vickie Howell is one of my favorite baby blanket patterns. It has a nice modern look, works up quickly, and has so much room for customization! … Continue reading

No-Sew Crochet Boot Cuffs

No Sew Crochet Boot Cuffs

No-Sew Crochet Boot Cuffs

No-Sew Crochet Boot Cuff (in progress)

No-Sew Crochet Boot Cuff (in progress)

Boot cuffs have become rather popular, and I’ve looked around to find some fun patterns to try. I found a pattern that I really liked the look of (see http://dabblesandbabbles.com/easy-crochet-boot-cuffs/ ), but I didn’t like all the sewing involved. For instance, make two separate pieces (one ribbed side, one textured side) for each boot cuff. Then sew the edges together after sewing the two separate pieces together. Time to simplify! I’m a no-sew crocheter. Any simple project, such as boot cuffs, should be able to be crocheted in one fell swoop without sewing pieces together and dealing with more unnecessary ends to sew in at the end.

Well, I liked this pattern so much, that I changed it to make it “no-sew”! Here is my version:

No-Sew Crochet Boot Cuff

US Terms

Materials:

  • A soft medium weight yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft in Grey Heather)
  • Crochet Hook – US H
  • Yarn or tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Gage: not super important for this project. You can easily adjust the width of the cuff by adding or subtracting rows.

Directions:

Ch = chain, hk = hook, sl st = slip stitch, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet, tr = treble crochet

Ch 31

Row 1) Dc in 2nd ch from hk, dc in next 13 sts, *tr, sc, repeat from * till end, turn.

Row 2)  Ch 2, tr in last sc from previous row, sc in next st, *tr, sc, repeat from *7 times, sc 13, sc in to of ch 2, turn. Note: During the textured side, make sure to sc into the tr from the previous row, and tr into the sc from the previous row.

Row 3) Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), sk last sc from previous row, dc 13, *tr, sc, repeat from * till end, turn. Note: During the textured side, make sure to sc into the tr from the previous row, and tr into the sc from the previous row.

Rows 4-31) Repeat rows 2 & 3

Row 32)  Repeat row 2

Row 33) Match row 1 and row 32 wrong sides together, sl st to join both sides all the way across.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Follow the instructions above, and create another boot cuff for a pair.

Happy crocheting!

The 4-6-8 Crochet Flower

4-6-8 Crochet Flower

4-6-8 Crochet Flower

Throughout the years I have crocheted my fair share of flowers. And of course, some patterns are better than others. So, here is a pattern I have written for a flower which I think looks great and lays flat for attaching to a clip or other accessory. To make this exact flower, here is what I used:

  • size G hook
  • Lily Sugar ‘n Cream 100% cotton yarn, small amount
  • Yarn needle for sewing in ends

In US terms:
Ch 3

Rnd 1: in 3rd ch from hook, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, ss, *ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, ss, repeat from * 3 times, 4 petals total.

Rnd 2: working behind the petals, ch 2 then ss in the bottom of one of the dc of the first petal, then ch 2 and ss five more times evenly spacing the loops ending with a ss in the first loop, total of 6 loops.

Rnd 3: in first loop, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, sc. in the next five loops, sc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, sc. in the last loop, end with a ss instead of sc, 6 petals total.

Rnd 4: working behind the petals of rnd 3, ch 3, then ss 8 times evenly spaced in the bottom of the dc of the petals of rnd 3, ending with a ss in the first loop, total of 8 loops.

Rnd 5:  in first loop, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, sc. in the next seven loops, sc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, sc. in the last loop, end with a ss instead of sc, 8 petals total. Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew, if desired.

My flower measures approximately 3.5 inches in diameter, but you can always change the size by using a different size yarn or hook or both.

I’m rather new to writing down patterns, so hopefully this pattern makes some sense!

Please feel free to make or sell products from this pattern. I just ask you to link back to my site.  Please do not copy this pattern as your own.  Please do not re-publish photos as your own. Thanks!

Happy crocheting!

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