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Yarn Product Review… Love the Yarn Tender!

Yarn Product Review… Love the Yarn Tender!


Recently I was asked if I would like to sample and review a product by a fellow yarnie Susan from www.SkerinKnittingandCrochet.com… She gave me a brief rundown and link to the product she wanted me to review and once I took a look,, I was sure I wanted to give it a try!


It goes by some fun names… Yarn Bras Yarn Sleeves Best Darn Yarn Tenders! What is it you wonder… Well, it is a mesh sleeve that you put your skein of yarn in and it keeps your yarn all tidy and pretty while you work on your projects… They are thin, mesh sleeves that are very stretchy and work wonderfully!

Below is a picture from her Amazon site of the product before use:

I recently used these on my large 2020 Crochet with Me… Winter Mystery CAL… 7 colors of yarn, all kept tidy… My pictures are below… And also the link to her Amazon page where you can purchase them too! They come in Small(white) and Large(multicolor)… I used both and really thought they were the bee’s knee’s!


Here is the Amazon Link!!


This is how my package arrived!!
One of my full skeins I put in the Yarn Tender
Different skeins, with different amounts used… See how tidy???
Here is my finished project… 2020 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… The Yarn Tenders made it so easy to keep my project organized and the color changes easy!

I hope you give them a try.. and best of all they are reusable!!!!


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Elena

Scraptastic Ottoman… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Scraptastic Ottoman… Free Crochet Pattern!!



Scraptastic Ottoman is a super easy and fun home accessory you can make in not time at all… Yarn, Filling and a Hook and you are all set to make this colorful and comfortable foot rest!!

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Supplies:

  • Yarn~ 3 yards worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Save in the following: A. Pool(blue) B. Paddy Green C. Carrot D. Amethyst
  • Hook ~ N
  • Nylon Draw String Laundry Bag 30″ x 40″
  • Biggie Bean Bag Filler
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Sewing Needle and Thread

Size:

19″ tall x 61″ around x 17″ across

Stitches:

  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Bl – Back Loop
  • Bp – Back Post
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dec – Decrease

Instructions:

*Note, you will be working with 4 strands of yarn at a time

*For the top, you will be changing out colors by dropping once color and picking up strands of other colors

Holding colors A, B, C & D

Round 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 6 sc

Round 2: ch 1, 2 blsc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 12 blsc

Round 3: Ch 1, blsc in 1st 2 sts, 2 blsc in next st, * blsc in next 2 sts, 2 blsc in next st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 18 blsc

Drop strand of color B and pick up second strand of color A

Round 4: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 3 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 3 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 24 blsc

Round 5: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 4 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 4 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 36 blsc

Round 6: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 5 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 5 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 42 blsc

Drop strand of color C and pick up 2nd strand of color D

Round 7: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 6 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 6 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 48 blsc

Round 8: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 7 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 7 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 54 blsc

Round 9: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 8 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 8 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 60 blsc

Drop 1 strand of color A and pick up 1 strand of color B

Round 10: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 9 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 9 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 66 blsc

Round 11: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 10 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 10 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 72 blsc

Round 12: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 11 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 11 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 78 blsc

Drop one strand of color A and pick up one strand of color B

Round 13: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 12 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 12 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 84 blsc

Round 14: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 13 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 13 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 90 blsc

Round 15: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 14 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 14 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 96 blsc

Drop one strand of color B and pick up one strand of color C

Round 16: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 15 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 16 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 102 blsc

Round 17: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 16 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 16 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 108 blsc

Round 18: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 17 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 17 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 114 blsc

Drop one strand of color D and pick up one strand of color A (you should now have A,B,C & D)

Round 19: Ch 1, bpsc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 114 bpsc

Rounds 20-48: Ch 1, blsc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 114 blsc

Round 49: Ch 1, bpsc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 114 bpsc

Round 50: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 17 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 17 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =108 blsc

Round 51: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 16 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 16 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =102 blsc

Round 52: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 15 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 15 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =96 blsc

Round 53: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 14 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 14 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =90 blsc

Round 52: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 13 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 13 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =84 blsc

Round 53: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 12 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 12 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =78 blsc

Round 54: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 11 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 11 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =72 blsc

Round 55: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 10 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 10 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =66 blsc

Now you will put the nylon laundry bag into the ottoman, fill it with the large bean bag fill. You can fill it with the whole bag or adjust to the amount you like. The nylon laundry bag does not to be completely full, my bag had 2″-3″ left unfilled. Pull the drawstring tight and sew the drawn up section together with needle and thread to secure it.

Round 56: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 9 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 9 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =60 blsc

Round 57: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 8 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 8 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =54 blsc

Round 58: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 7 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 7 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =48 blsc

Round 59: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 6 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 6 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =42 blsc

Round 60: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 5 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 5 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =36 blsc

Round 61: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 4 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 4 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =30 blsc

Round 62: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 3 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 3 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =24 blsc

Round 63: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 2 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 17 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =18 blsc

Round 63: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 1 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 1 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =12 blsc

Round 64: Dec blsc 6 times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 6 blsc

Finish off leaving a 10″ tail. Using a yarn needle, weave the tail in and out of the 6 sts and draw it closed. Secure end

Bottom of Ottoman

Top of Ottoman

Congratulations!!! I hope you enjoy your Scraptastic Ottoman!!!


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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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Eye of the Storm Square… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Eye of the Storm Square… Free Crochet Pattern!!!



This fun, whimsical square was so much fun to make!! I couldn’t decide on which color scheme I wanted, so I have made it in two different sets… I hope you love both! For both squares, I used Red Heart With Love Yarn..

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For this square I used the following colors:

  • A – White
  • B – Sand
  • C – Light Gray
  • D – Light Pink
  • E – Dark Pink
  • F – Dark Gray

For this square I used the following colors:

  • A – Daffodil
  • B – Mango
  • C – Hot Pink
  • D – Jadite
  • E – Mallard
  • F – Aubergine

This is a 12 x 12 Square once blocked.

Supplies:

Yarn – 7 colors of your choice, approximately 20- 25 yards of each color.

Hook – J


*Tip – You will be working in the round

*Tip – You will not turn work over every row, only when indicated

*Tip – This square will need to be blocked when done to get a nice shape.


Stitches:

  • St – Stitch
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Bl – Back Loop
  • Fl – Front Loop
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Dec – Decrease
  • V St – Dc, Ch 1, Dc in designated stitch

Instructions:

Starting with color A

Round 1: Ch 2, 6 blsc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st to beginning blsc. =6 blsc

Round 2: Ch 1, 3 blsc in st, blsc in next st, *3 blsc in next st, blsc in next st*, repeat *to* 1 more time, join with sl st to beginning blsc. = 12 blsc Finish off

Join color B in any middle 3blsc group with sl st into the bl.

Round 3: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), 4 bldc in same st, *bldc in next 3 sts, 5 bldc in next st*, Repeat *to* 1 more time, bldc in next 3 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 24 bldc Finish off

Join color C in any middle 5bldc group with sl st into the bl.

Round 4: Ch 1, 5 blsc in st, *blsc in next 7 sts, 5 blsc in next st*, repeat *to* 1 more time, blsc in next 7 sts, join with sl st to beginning blsc. = 36 blsc Finish off

Join color D in any middle 5blsc group with sl st into the bl.

Round 5: Ch 3, 4 bldc in same st, *bldc in next 11 sts, 5 bldc in next st*, Repeat *to* 1 more time, bldc in next 11 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 48 bldc Finish off

Join color E in any middle 5bldc group with sl st into the bl.

Round 6: Ch 1, 5 blsc in st, *blsc in next 15 sts, 5 blsc in next st*, repeat *to* 1 more time, blsc in next 15 sts, join with sl st to beginning blsc. = 60 blsc Finish off

Join color F in any middle 5blsc group with sl st into the bl.

Round 7: Ch 3, 4 bldc in same st, *bldc in next 19 sts, 5 bldc in next st*, Repeat *to* 1 more time, bldc in next 19 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 72 bldc Finish off

*Tip – Place markers in the 3 corner stitches

*Tip – To fill in the square you will work in rows

Working down the side of the triangle on the right side, join color E to the 1st st to the left of any middle corner 5bldc group

Row 8: Ch1, blsc in 23 sts. = 23 blsc

Row 9: Ch 1, turn, dec flsc over the 1st 2 sts, flsc in the next 19 sts, dec flsc over the last 2 sts. = 21 flsc

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in the next 17 sts, dec blsc over the last 2 sts. = 19 blsc

Row 11: Ch 1, turn, dec flsc over the 1st 2 sts, flsc in the next 15 sts, dec flsc over the last 2 sts. = 17 flsc

Row 12: Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in the next 13 sts, dec blsc over the last 2 sts. = 15 blsc

Row 13: Ch 1, turn, dec flsc over the 1st 2 sts, flsc in the next 11 sts, dec flsc over the last 2 sts. = 13 flsc

Row 14: Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in the next 9 sts, dec blsc over the last 2 sts. = 11 blsc

Row 15: Ch 1, turn, dec flsc over the 1st 2 sts, flsc in the next 7 sts, dec flsc over the last 2 sts. = 9 flsc

Row 16: Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in the next 5 sts, dec blsc over the last 2 sts. = 7 blsc

Row 17: Ch 1, turn, dec flsc over the 1st 2 sts, flsc in the next 3 sts, dec flsc over the last 2 sts. = 5 flsc

Row 18: Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in the next 1 sts, dec blsc over the last 2 sts. = 3 blsc Finish off

Working down the left side of the triangle on the right side, join color D in the 1st st to the left of the middle corner 5bldc

Row 19: Ch 3, bldc in next 5 sts, blhdc in next 6 sts, blsc in next 6 sts, blslst in next 5 sts(make sure they are not tight), . =6 bldc, 6 blhdc, 6 blsc & 5 blslst

Row 20: Turn, flslst in 1st 6 sts, flsc i next 6 sts, flhdc in next 6 sts, fldc in next 5 sts. = 6 flslst, 6 flsc, 6 flhdc & 5 fldc

Row 21: Ch 3, turn, bldc in next 5 sts, blhdc in next 5 sts, blsc in next 4 sts, blslst in next 5 sts, leave remaining 3 sts unworked. = 6 bldc, 5 blhdc, 4 blsc, 5 blslst. Finish off

Working down the last side , join color C in the bl of the 1st st to the left of the middle st.

Row 22: Blslst in next 9 sts, blsc in next 5 sts, blhdc in next 4 sts, bldc in last 4 sts. = 10 blslst(includes joining slst), 5 blsc, 4 blhdc & 4 bldc

Row 23: Ch 3, turn, fldc in next 4 sts, flhdc in next 4 sts, flsc in next 3 sts, flslst in next 2 sts, leave remaining sts unworked. = 5 fldc, 4 flhdc, 3 flsc & 2 flslst. Finish off

Block Edging

Join on right side with color F in corner st where color F is the only middle st of the original triange left as a corner(top right corner in the picture above) and working across row 23

Round 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in st, sc in next 22 sts, 3 sc in top of ch 3 st, sc 22 sts evenly across 2nd edge of square in sides of the rows, 3 sc in middle corner st of row 18, working down the 3rd side, sc 22 sts evenly in the sides of rows, 3 sc in top of the ch 3 from row 21, sc in next 22 sts, join with sl st to the beginning sc. = 100 sc

Round 2: Ch 1, blsc in st, *3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 24 sts*, Repeat *to* 3 more times ending with 23 blsc’s instead of 24. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 108 blsc Finish off

Join color C in any corner st

Round 3: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st, {*sk 2 sts, Vst in next st*, Repeat *to* 7 more times, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st}, repeat {to} 2 more times, repeat *to*8 times, sk 2 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 32 Vsts & 4- 5 dc groups Finish off

Join color B in middle corner st

Round 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *sk 1 st, Vst in next st, Vst in next 8 Vsts, Vst in next st, Sk st(also sk dc of Vst), 3 dc in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, sk st, Vst in next st, Vst in next 8 Vsts, Vst in next st, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 40 Vsts & 4 – 3dc groups Finish off

Join Color A to any middle corner st

Round 5: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st, *Vst in next 10 Vsts, sk st, 5 dc in next st, sk st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, Vst in next 10 Vsts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 40 Vsts & 4 – 5dc groups Finish off

Join color F in any middle corner st

Round 6: Ch 1, 3 sc in st, sc in next 34 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 34 sts*, repeat *to* 3 more times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 148 sc Finish off

Congratulations,,, You now have an Eye of the Storm Square!!! Make as many as you like to make pillows, afghans and other fun projects!


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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2020 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

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