Amazing Grace Baby Cocoon… New Free Crochet Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Baby Cocoon… New Free Crochet Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Baby Cocoon

 

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and if you have followed me very long, you know my passion and heart towards this cause.  In 2007, I lost my dearest friend Sandra Gilb to breast cancer…. With each Amazing Grace Pattern, they are dedicated to those who are suffering, recovering and taking care of those who are battling cancer or other dramatic life events!  Please pay it forward by using this free pattern and making and gifting an item to someone in need, while making some for yourself.


Amazing Grace Baby Cocoon… What a lovely gift this will make for any beautiful little angel!!  And if you know someone with an infant who is suffering from illness or displacement, this would be a great way of  paying it forward!! This is free pattern is in the beautiful Amazing Grace Stitch Pattern!!

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Size ~

20″ Long x 28″ Around The Top

Gauge ~ 

8 Hdc x 4 Rows = 2″ x 2″

Materials ~

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft – 450 total yards.

3 Colors – Color A: Blue Mint 200 yards Color B: Rainbow Bright 75 yards Color C: Orange 175 yards

Hook: I or hook to meet gauge

Stitches ~

St ~ Stitch      Sl St ~ Slip Stitch      Sk ~ Skip      Ch ~ Chain     Sp ~ Space     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet      Dc ~ Double Crochet     Rev Sc ~ Reverse Single Crochet

Tips ~

*You will be working in the round

*The easiest way to do the color changing in this pattern is to carry the colors up as you go and not cut the yarn each round

 


Instructions ~

Begin with a Magic Circle

With Color A

Round 1:  Ch 2(counts as hdc now and throughout) in center of magic circle, 9 more hdc in center of space. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 10 hdc

Round 2:  Ch 2, hdc in same st,  2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 20 hdc

Round 3:  Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. =30 hdc

Round 4:  Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 40 hdc

Round 5:  Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 50 hdc

Round 6:  Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 4 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 60 hdc

Round 7:  Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 5 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 70 hdc

Round 8:  Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 6 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 80 hdc

Round 9:  Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 7 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 sts*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 90 hdc

Round 10:  Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 8 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 8 sts*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 100 hdc

Round 11:  Ch 2, hdc in same st, *hdc in next 15 sts, 2 hdc in next st*, repeat 6 times, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in last st. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 108 hdc

Round 12:  Ch 2, Hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 108 hdc

Change to Color B

Round 13:  Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same st, sk 2 sts, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to beginning. = 36 (sc, ch 2, sc)

Change to Color C

Round 14:  Join with sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), 2 dc in same sp, *3 dc in next ch2 sp*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 36 3dc shells

Change to Color B

Round 15:  Join with sl st in middle st of 3dc shell, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same st, sk 2 sts, *(sc, ch 2, sc), sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 36 (sc, ch 2, sc)

Change to Color A

Round 16:  Join with sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), 2 dc in same sp, *3 dc in next ch2 sp*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 36 3dc shells

Change to Color B

Round 17:  Join with sl st in middle st of 3dc shell, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same st, sk 2 sts, *(sc, ch 2, sc), sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 36 (sc, ch 2, sc)

Change to Color C

Round 18:  Join with sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), 2 dc in same sp, *3 dc in next ch2 sp*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 36 3dc shells

Change to Color B

Round 19:  Join with sl st in middle st of 3dc shell, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same st, sk 2 sts, *(sc, ch 2, sc), sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 36 (sc, ch 2, sc)

Rounds 20-43: Repeat the same sequence of rounds 16-19 including color changes.

Change to Color A

Round 44:  Join with sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), 2 dc in same sp, *3 dc in next ch2 sp*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 36 3dc shells

Round 45:  Ch 1, sc around. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 108 sc

Change to Color C

Round 46: Ch 1, sc around. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 108 sc

Change to Color B

Round 47:  Ch 1, sc around. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 108 sc

Change to Color C

Round 48:   Ch 1, sc around. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 108 sc

Change to Color A

Round 49: Ch 1, sc around. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 108 sc

Round 50:  Reverse sc around. Join to beginning.

Finish off

Weave in ends.

*This project looks best if blocked. You can use either the steam or wet method*


Congratulations… You now have an Amazing Grace Baby Cocoon…

Stay tuned all month-long for more new Amazing Grace Patterns!!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena



©Copyright 2016 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All 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, 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.

Amazing Grace Blissful Summer Hat… Free Crochet Pattern!

Amazing Grace Blissful Summer Hat… Free Crochet Pattern!

Amazing Grace Blissful Summer Hat


Amazing-Grace Blissful Summer Hat

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The Amazing Grace Blissful Summer Hat is the 17th Free Pattern in the Amazing Grace Series…  To learn more about this series, click on the Amazing Grace Free Patterns tab at the top of the site.  You may recognize portions of this fun and stylish pattern,,,  Last year I designed the Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie and Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy… This fun summer hat has many of the same elements, just an awesome bulky cotton yarn and a brim!!


Materials:

Yarn ~ 225 yards total of bulky cotton blend yarn in 2 colors. 175 main color and 50 accent color

Bernet Maker Home Dec yarn in Aqua and  Cream were used in this hat.  This is a fabulous yarn that I highly recommend.

Hook ~ K (or hook size to meet gauge)

Stitches:

St – Stitch     Sl St – Slip Stitch    Ch – Chain     Sc – Single Crochet     HDC – Half Double Crochet     FPSC – Front Post Single Crochet

Gauge:

6 Sc X 7 Rows of Sc = 2″ x 2″

Instructions

Begin with  your main color Aqua and make a Magic Circle (Video Instructions)

Row 1:  Ch 1 (Does not count as 1st St now and through out), 10 HDC in Magic Ring.  Tighten Ring by pulling on loose tail.  Join with Sl St to  top of 1st HDC. = 10 HDC

Row 2:  Ch 1, 2 HDC in 1st St and 2 HDC in each St around, Join to top of 1st HDC. = 20 HDC

Row 3:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, Hdc in next St,* Around.  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 30 Hdc

Row 4:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 2 Sts.* Around.  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC.  = 40 HDC

Row 5:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 3 Sts* Around  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 50 HDC

Row 6:  Ch 1, 1 HDC in each St Around Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. =50 HDC

Row 7:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 4 Sts* Around  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 60 HDC

Row 8:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 9 Sts* Around  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 66 HDC

Row 9:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 10 Sts* Around  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. =72 HDC

Row 10:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 23 Sts* Around. Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 75 HDC

Row 11:  Ch 1, Turn, Work FPSC in each St Around. Join to top FPSC. = 75 FPSC

Row 12:  Ch 1 Turn, Sc in each St Around. Join to top Sc. = 75 Sc

Change to Cream

Row 13:  Ch 1 Turn, Work FPSC in each St Around. Join to top FPSC. = 75 FPSC

Row 14:  Ch 1 Turn, Sc in 1st St, Ch 2, Sc in same St as beginning Sc, Sk 2 Sts, *(Sc,Ch2,Sc) all in next St, Skip next 2 St* Repeat * * Around. Join to beginning Sc. = 25 Ch 2 spaces.

Row 15:  DO Not Turn, Sl St in 1st Ch 2 Sp, Ch 3(Counts as Dc now and throughout), 2 more Dc in same Ch 2 Sp., *3 Dc in next Ch 2 Sp(Shell made)*, Repeat * * Around, Join to top of beginning ch 3 . =25 Shells made.

Row 16: Do not turn, Sl St in next St(2nd St of Shell from Prev Row), Ch 1, Sc in same St, Ch 2, Sc in same St, Sk 2 Sts, *(Sc,Ch2,Sc) all in the next St, Sk 2 Sts*., Repeat * * Around, Join to beginning Sc. = 25 Ch 2 Sps  *Tip-The  (Sc,Ch2,Sc) are all done in the middle St of the  Dc Shells from the previous row

Row 17: Repeat  Row 15

Change back to Aqua

Row 18:  Do not turn, Sc in each St around. Join to beginning Sc = 75 Sc

Row 19:  Ch 1 Turn, FPSC in each St around, Join to beginning FPSC. = 75 FPSC

Row 20 – 22: Ch 1 Turn, Sc in each St Around. Join to beginning Sc. =75 Sc

For the remainder of the hat you will not turn at the beginning of each row.

Row 23:  Ch 1, FPSC in each St around. Join to beginning. =75 FPSC

Row 24:  Ch 1, Sc in 1st 4 sts, 2 Sc in next St, * Sc in next 4 Sts, 2 Sc in next St*, repeat * * 14 times. Join to beginning. = 90 Sc

Rows 25-29:  Ch 1, Sc in each St around. Join to beginning. = 90 Sc

Row 30:  Ch 1, *Sc in next 13 Sts, decrease over the next 2 Sts*, Repeat * * around. Join to beginning. = 84 Sc

Row 31:  Ch 1, Sc in each St around. Join to beginning. = 84 Sc.

Finish off and weave in your ends.

Lightly shape your hat by slightly stretching the inside crown of the hat and the brim.

Congratulations!!  You now have an Amazing Grace Blissful Summer Hat!!

Happy Crocheting~

Elena


Here is one of my favorite photobombs ever… I was in the back yard trying to get a picture… It was fairly cold and sprinkling a bit…  My daughter was out with me all wrapped up in her favorite blanket and of course… Charlie made sure to be in the photo as usual!  When we saw this picture we laughed until we almost cried… Good times!

Amazing Grace Summer Hat Photobomb


©Copyright 2016 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 blogwebsite 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.

Cheery Kitchen Scrubby’s… 3 Free Crochet Patterns!!!

Cheery Kitchen Scrubby’s… 3 Free Crochet Patterns!!!

Cheery Kitchen Scrubby’s


Cheery Kitchen Scrubby's - 3 Free Crochet Patterns

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Happy Mother’s Day to all my fellow crochet friend’s!!  As a gift to you I made 3 new free crochet patterns to celebrate you and all of the mother’s we love… You still have time to whip these up as a fun gift for the mother you love!!  Using Red Heart Scrubby yarn, these work up quickly and are the perfect dishcloth to cheer up the kitchen!!

#1 Random Stripe Scrubby     #2 Geometric Scrubby     #3 Circle Scrubby


Materials:

Red Heart Scrubby- Approx. 20 yards each color per scrubby ~ Pictured here I used Duckie, Zesty and Bubble Gum

I ~ Hook

Stitches:

St ~ Stitch     Ch ~ Chain     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Sl St ~ Slip St

Sizing:

Each dishcloth is approximately 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″


Instructions:

#1 Random Stripes Scrubby

*Color A – Bubble Gum     Color B – Zesty     Color C – Duckie*

Beginning with Color A

Ch 21

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 20 sc

Row 2 & 3:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 20 sc

Change to color B

Rows 4-8:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 20 sc

Change to color C

Rows 9 & 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 20 sc

Change to color A

Rows 11 & 12:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 20 sc

Change to color B

Rows 13-17:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 20 sc

Change to color A

Rows 18-20:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 20 sc

Row 21:  Turn, Sl St in each st across.

Finish off.  Weave in ends

 

#2 Geometric Scrubby

*Color A – Zesty     Color B – Duckie     Color C – Bubble Gum*

*Tip – For the second half of the scrubby, you will be using 2 colors per row… you will just drop one color and pick up the second without cutting the yarn. To change colors here is a link to show the correct process – Changing Colors

Ch 21

Row 1:  Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 20 sc

Rows 2-10:  Ch 1, turn, sc across.= 20 sc

Change to color B

Row 11:  Ch 1, turn,  sc in 1st 10 sts, change to color C, sc in last 10 sts. = 20 sc

Row 12:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st 10 sts, change to color B, sc in last 10 sts.  = 20 sc

Rows 13-20: Repeat rows 11 & 12

Row 21: Repeat row 11.

Finish off and weave in ends.

 

#3 Circle Scrubby

*Color A – Bubble Gum     Color B – Duckie     Color C – Duckie*

Using color A

Ch 2

Round 1:  8 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st. = 8 sc

Round 2:  Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join with sl st. = 16 sc

Round 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next st, * 2 sc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat * * around, join with sl st. = 24 sc

Round 4:  Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 2 sts, * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts*, repeat * * around, join with sl st. = 32 sc

Change to color B

Round 5:  Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 3 sts, * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts*, repeat * * around, join with sl st. = 40 sc

Round 6:  Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 4 sts, * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts*, repeat * * around, join with sl st. = 48 sc

Round 7:  Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 5 sts, * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts*, repeat * * around, join with sl st. = 56 sc.

Round 8:  Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 6 sts, * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts*, repeat * * around, join with sl st. = 64 sc

Change to color C

Round 9:  Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 7 sts, * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts*, repeat * * around, join with sl st. = 72 sc

Round 10:  Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st. = 72 sc

Finish off and weave in ends.


Congratulations!!  You now have 3 brand new Cheery Kitchen Scrubby’s!!

Happy Crocheting…

Elena


©Copyright 2016 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All 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, 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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