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Scrubby Knobbly Crochet Dishcloth

Scrubby Knobbly Crochet Dishcloth

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Scrubby Knobbly Crochet Dishcloth
Scrubby Knobbly Crochet Dishcloth

Who likes washing dishes?

Yay or nay.

Since my dishwasher expired I have to wash dishes the old fashion way, by hand.  To my advantage, I can crochet my very own Scrubby Knobbly Crochet Dishcloth.  Yes, it’s a mouthful to say.

The Scubby Knobbly dishcloth is very easy and quick to make.  This is considered to be an easy pattern using single crochets and the bobble stitch.  The bobbles are a plus, they are great for scrubbing stubborn stains or the beloved pots and pans.

Materials:

1 Skein Lily Sugar n’ Cream Cotton Yarn

H (5.0) Hook

Scissors

Tapestry Needle

Notes:

  • Ch2 counts as a double crochet throughout the pattern
  • Gauge does not matter, it’s a dishcloth
  • Your bobble will pop out facing outwards

Stitches

ch –  chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

BS – bobble stitch = dc4tog (5 loops on hook)

st – stitch

Finished Size:  Approximately 8 X 8

Pattern:

Row 1:  Ch32, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn. (31)

Row 2:  Ch1, sc in same st and in each sc across, turn.

Row 3:  Ch2 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 sc, *BS in next st, dc in next 3 sc, rep from *across, end with sc on top of turning ch. (24dc, 7BS)

Row 4:  Repeat Row 2

Row 5:  Repeat Row 2

Row 6:  Repeat Row 2

Row 7:  Repeat Row 3

Row 8 – 37:  Repeat Rows 2-7 five times

Row 38 – 40:  Repeat Row 2

Finish Off

Weave ends

Crochet Challenge Top

Ok, I have to admit again I often start projects and never complete them.  This is a personal challenge that I am trying to work on.  Since I’ve been told to stop jumping from project to project I challenged myself to complete the Simple Lace Summer Top on from CrochetNCrafts.  I loved the fact that this top looked classy and simple without shaping.

As the pattern stated you can use any yarn and hook size and I did just that.  As a further challenge for me, I used a thinner cotton yarn and went up a hook size.  I’ve never worked with Bernat Cotton-ish yarn and it was sale, yay!  Four skeins of Cotton Harvest (Burnt Orange) was used to complete my Crochet Challenge Top while I listened/watched the series of Scandal again.  That Olivia Pope is a force to be reckoned with.

Boom, pow, in about two weeks this lovely and airy top was created.  It took me actually three weeks to make because I was working on other projects in between.  This yarn will be perfect for any summertime top and will accommodate my many hot flashes.  It sure does suck getting old!

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Racey Lacey Top
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Racey Lacey Top
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I think I fell in love with this sweater.  I’m already thinking about my next colors.  Make sure you check out CrochetNCrafts blog.   Hope you enjoyed this post and make sure you stop by Crochet Styles 4U (Facebook) or Crochet Styles 4U (Instragram).

Happy Hooking.

One Skein Skinny Scarf

One Skein Skinny Scarf
This will be a quick post on how to make a One Skein Skinny Scarf.  I had one skein of RedHeart Boutique Unforgettable yarn that I wanted to get rid off.  This is not my favorite yarn to use because it rips quickly and it’s not very forgiving when you have to rip apart.  My main complaint is finding knots in the skein but other than that it’s a very soft yarn to use and I love the gradual color changes.

I made this scarf in about two hours and used every bit of this yarn.

One Skein Skinny Scarf
Crochet Styles 4U One Skein Skinny Scarf

Supplies:   RedHeart Boutique Unforgettable Yarn

  • Sunrise (3.5oz/270yds)

Hook G – 4.25mm

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Gauge:  4 ½ X 4 ½  = 7vst+2dc X 8 rows

Abbreviations:  ch – chain

dc – double crochet

vst – v-stitch (dc, ch1, dc)

Notes:  Ch3 counts as stitch

Instructions:

Row1:  Ch25, vst in 5th ch from hook, *skip 2chs, vst in next ch; repeat from * to last 2chs, skip 1ch, dc in turning ch, turn.

Row 2:  Ch3, vst in 1ch of each vst to last ch, dc in turning chain, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until skein is finished or desired length.

Weave ends.

Crochet Styles 4U One Skein Skinny Scarf
Crochet Styles 4U
One Skein Skinny Scarf

Crochet Styles 4U One Skein Skinny Scarf
Crochet Styles 4U
One Skein Skinny Scarf

Hope you enjoyed this free pattern.
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Knotty Knot Boot Cuffs V2

It’s another  boot cuffs pattern again yall!  Since the first pair of Knotty Knot Boot Cuffs were in the making I already had it in my mind to combine the colors.  It’s hard to decide which style I like best so I say I love them both.  Same concept as the first one and I think I changed a row.  Boot cuffs are becoming one of my favorite things to make.  I love the instant gratification of completing a project and they are great stash busters.

Knotty Knot Boot Cuffs V2

Knotty Knot Boot Cuffs
Knotty Knot Boot Cuffs V2

 

Supplies:

  • Red Heart Worsted Weight Yarn or your 2 Colors
    • Red Heart Soft (Purple)
    • Red Heart Super Saver (Black)
  • I (5.5mm) hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

st – stitch

sc – single crochet

yo – yarn over

blo – back loop only

flo – front loop only

ps – puff stitch

Notes:

  • Worked in rows and joined when finished
  • Puff Stitch – yo, insert hook in st, yo pull up a loop, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo and pull up a loop) 3X’s, yo pull through all 7 loops on hook
  • Change color in last stitch and carry yarn
  • Colors are colored coded to the row
    • Purple
    • Black
    • FOLLOW THE WRITTEN PATTERN ONLY AND NOT THE COLOR CHANGES WHEN REPEATING

Size:  Medium (13”-14”) – Finished length 12 X 4 1/2

Instructions:

MAKE 2

Starting color is black

Row 1:  Ch44, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each sc to end, turn. (43)

Change to Purple

Row 2:  Ch1, *sc in 1st 3 chs or stitches when doing the repeats, ps in next st, repeat from * to end, turn. (33sc, 10ps)

Row 3:  Ch1, sc in each st to end, turn. (43)

Change to Black

Row 4:  Repeat Row 2

Row 5:  Repeat Row 3

Change to Purple

Row 6:  Repeat Row 2

Row 7: Repeat Row 3

Change to Black

Row 8: Repeat Row 2

Row 9:  SC through both loops Repeat Row 3

Row10:  BLO  Repeat Row 3

Row 11:  FLO Repeat Row 3

Change to Purple

Row 12:  FLO Repeat Row 3

Row 13-14:  BLO Repeat Row 3

Row 15-16:  FLO Repeat Row 3

Row 17:  Through both loops, ch1, sc in each st to end.

Leave a long tail, weave ends and finish off.  I also left a long tail in black so the purple won’t show when weaving that block of color.

With wrong sides together seam short edges and weave ends.

Turn inside out and you are ready to go with your new Knotty Knot Boot Cuffs.

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Happy Hooking!

Knotty Knot Boot Cuffs

Boot cuffs and cowls are a popular thing this season.  I’ve made and sold several of them so far.  Boot cuffs are a great stash buster and a  pair can be completed while watching a movie.

Make a few to go with every outfit in your color.  Have fun and play with the colors I always say.

Now on to the pattern.

Knotty Knot Boot Cuffs

Supplies:

  • Red Heart Worsted Weight Yarn or your favorite yarn
  • I (5.5mm) hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

st – stitch

sc – single crochet

yo – yarn over

blo – back loop only

flo – front loop only

ps – puff stitch

Notes:

  • Worked in rows and joined when finished
  • Puff Stitch – yo, insert hook in st, yo pull up a loop, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo and pull up a loop) 3X’s, yo pull through all 7 loops on hook

Size:  Medium (13”-14”) – Finished length 12 X 4 1/2

Instructions:

MAKE 2

Row 1:  Ch44, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each sc to end, turn. (43)

Row 2:  Ch1, *sc in 1st 3 chs or stitches when repeating, ps in next st, repeat from * to end, turn. (33sc, 10ps)

Row 3:  Ch1, sc in each st to end, turn. (43)

Row 4:  Repeat Row 2

Row 5:  Repeat Row 3

Row 6:  Repeat Row 2

Row 7: Repeat Row 3

Row 8: Repeat Row 2

Row 9-10:  BLO Repeat Row 3

Row 11-12:  FLO Repeat Row 3

Row 13-14:  Repeat Row 9-10

Row 15-16:  Repeat Row 11-12

Row 17:  Through both loops, ch1, sc in each st to end.

Leave a long tail, weave ends and finish off.

With wrong sides together seam short edges and weave ends.

Turn inside out and you are ready to go with your new Knotty Knot Boot Cuffs.

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The pattern can be found here.

Happy Hooking! J

Easy Sleeveless Top

First, let me give a big shout out to my pattern testers.  They all did a wonderful job and they were able to recreate my vision.  This was my first pattern that I actually spent some time with trying to get it right.  I made it during the summer and it took me this long to get it tested.  I was a little apprehensive and nervous but I took the plunge and I’m glad I did.

With anything new, you learn from trial and error.  My next top will have foundation crochet as it was suggested.  The pattern was written and crocheted before the suggestion and I couldn’t grasp my mind around the new addition since I didn’t start it out that way.  But I’m determined to figure it out for the next time.  There’s nothing like a challenge. 🙂

Here are some of the tops from the Crochet Styles 4U Pattern Testers.  More will be added as they finish them.

Sleeveless Top

Rebeca Grieco
Just Handcrafts

I like the changing yarn colors.

Tammie Grandon

Great idea Tammy with adding a different shade of purple.

Hooked On You
Hooked On You

Nice yarn choice.

Debbie Wachter
Debbie Wachter

Pretty smile and good job on the top.

I’m thinking of making a few  changes before I actually post the pattern after wearing a similar top today posted below.


Bright Sleeveless Top No, sorry, the above pattern has not be written or tested.

Stay tuned there’s more to come.

The pattern can be found on Ravelry.

Happy Hooking!

Twist and Shout Dishcloth

 Twist and Shout Dishcloth

Twist and Shout Dishcloth

Supplies:

  • I (5.5mm) Hook
  • 1 Skein Cotton Yarn (Brand does not matter)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle

Special Stitches Shell – 5dc in one stitch

Instructions

Row 1:  Ch 28, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 2:  Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts,  *skip next 2 sts, 5dc in next st, ch2, skip next 4 sts, dc in next 5 sts, repeat from *, end with dc in last 4 sts, turn.

Row 3:  Ch3, dc in next 3 sts, *skip next ch2 space, 5dc  in the 1st dc of next shell, ch2, skip next 4dc, dc in next 5 dc, repeat from * across, end with  dc in last 4 sts, turn.

Row 4-11:  Repeat Row 3 Row 12:  Ch1, *sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in ch2 space, repeat from * across, end with sc in last 4 sts.

Finish off and weave ends.

This pattern can also be found on Ravelry.

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