Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern

free coasters crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern

For my Gran’s birthday (4th of the July as you may guess due to the red, white and blue) I made her up with festive set of coasters to use with the new nautical set I have been working on for her and my grandfather, who shares the same birthday. Oh yeah and it’s their anniversary too. Guaranteed not to forget those dates ever. 😉
Coasters are an awesome little personalized gift you can make at the last minute, for basket stuffers, hostess gifts or just to jazz up your personal space. I used them on my computer desk to keep my drinks off the wood all the time.
For this coasters I made 2 sides (1 red and 1 blue) to each coaster before using white to stitch them in place.  I wanted to make them fun and a bit reminiscent of fireworks so I played around with different stitching patterns for each.  I kind of like how they turned out in the end.   It’s also a great example on the fact that there is no wrong way to stitch this pattern together, you do what you like the best.   Here is the crochet pattern for this set of coasters. Happy crafting!

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern (14)

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Desired color(s) yarn for your coasters (You will want 2 main colors and a contrast color for stitching)
I used red, white and blue yarn for the set in the pictures
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet 

Pattern Instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

The instructions are for a set of 4 coasters but you can change the amount to whatever you want. :)

Coaster Side A (Make 4): using main color A yarn (I used red)
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and in each of the following 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing  *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next*  repeating * process for remaining 18 st around.  Sl st in top of 1st st.  (30 sc)
Fasten off and place to side until assembly.

Coaster Side B (Make 4): using main color B yarn (I used blue)
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and in each of the following 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing  *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next*  repeating * process for remaining 18 st around.  Sl st in top of 1st st.  (30 sc)
Fasten off and place to side until assembly.

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern

Finishing off coasters: using assembled sides and contrast stitching yarn (I used white)
Place 1 coaster side A and 1 coaster side B back to back with front sides facing out. You want to line up your stitches. I often just pop a safety pin to hold the pieces together so I can just concentrates on my contrast stitching instead of worrying about missing stitches etc. No worries if you get off one or two though as this pattern is very forgiving.
Now you want to take a long piece of your contrast yarn for stitching (I used white on the coaster set in my pictures for this pattern) and use your  Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew through both pieces at once, securing them together.  There is no right way or wrong way to do this.  Because I was making these 4th of July set to resemble fireworks in a way, it’s a good way for you to see the different ways I stitch mine together. Again there is no right or wrong way to do this.  You just want to make sure you work between Rounds 2 and 3 at the minimum so your ends aren’t all floppy.  This will also make them lay more flat when not in use.  I often also stitch between Rounds 1 and 2 but it isn’t necessary.  I attached pictures of how the different stitching methods I used look when done.  I’m far from good at sewing so if I can do this, any beginner can.  Give it a try!

Here are some additional pictures I took of these coasters before gifting them:
Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern (4)

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern (13)

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern (12)

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern (5)

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern (7)

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Star Shaped Face Scrubbies with Strap Crochet Pattern

Star Shaped Face Scrubbies with Strap Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

3 Star Shaped Face Scrubbies with Strap Crochet Pattern (20)

For this batch of star shaped face scrubbies, I made them as part of a 4th of July gift for my Gran as it is also her birthday and wedding anniversary. So I used red, white and blue yarn to make three star scrubbies in her gift set. They are super easy to make and quick so you can make up a set in one sitting. They make great hostess or basket stuffing gifts even at the last minute. I know I can’t be the only one that often puts off gift making to the last minute.  You can make a set in one color, many colors, or just have fun with them.  :)

Star Shaped Face Scrubbies with Strap Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Desired color(s) yarn for your scrubbie
I used red, white and blue yarn for the set in the pictures
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet 
hdc- half double crochet

3 Star Shaped Face Scrubbies with Strap Crochet Pattern (5)

Pattern Instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st, ch 1, 1 sc in next 2 st, ch 1, 1 sc in next 2 st, ch 1, 1 sc in next 2 st, ch 1, 1 sc in next 2 st, ch 1 and sc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 sc, 5 ch-1 sp)
Round 3: Ch 1. Sl st in 1st st. In *ch-1 sp do the following : sl st, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 sl st, then sl st in to the next st*, repeat * process around sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (5 worked ch-1 sp into 5 points)
Strap: Sl st up to tip of first star point. Once you reach that tip, ch 16 and sl st back in to the same stitch you started chain from. Leave a short yarn tail to finish off.
Fasten off beginning yarn tail and ending yarn tail securely in the back of the face scrubbie.

All done. :) Ready to start scrubbing your face or a lucky gift recipient’s face.

Here are some additional pictures I took along the way:

3 Star Shaped Face Scrubbies with Strap Crochet Pattern (10)

3 Star Shaped Face Scrubbies with Strap Crochet Pattern (12)

3 Star Shaped Face Scrubbies with Strap Crochet Pattern (11)

3 Star Shaped Face Scrubbies with Strap Crochet Pattern (3)

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Sweet Oversized Cupcake Pincushion Crochet Pattern

Sweet Oversized Cupcake Pincushion Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Sweet Oversized Cupcake Pincushion Crochet Pattern (2)

Every once in awhile I have to sneak in a project for myself and though it makes me feel guilty sometimes I couldn’t resist making this pincushion.  I was getting annoyed at the tiny tomato one I had that kept rolling just out of reach whenever I needed or stabbed me with my hand spasms when holding it. Ouch.  So I came up with this very easy oversized cupcake pattern for a large pincushion.  I thought I would share in case any of my readers would like to try one too. I absolutely love how the colors of my straight pins made it look like my cupcake was covered in sprinkles! :)

Sweet Oversized Cupcake Pincushion Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Pink yarn (or desired color) for cupcake frosting topper)- (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Brown/ tan yarn for cake part of cupcake
Red yarn for cherry on top
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing for your pincushion and cherry

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

Cherry on Top: using red yarn
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 4 sc. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (4 sc)
Round 2:  Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in first st and in each of the following 3 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first st and in each of the following 7 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (8 sc)
Before cutting yarn make sure you leave a long enough tail to secure the cherry in place on the frosting top during assembly before cutting your yarn, pulling it through and placing to the side until needed.

Cake Base: using brown /tan yarn (or desired cake color)
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (8 sc)
Round 2:  Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in first st and in each of the following 7 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (16 sc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * around until end of round. (24 sc)
Round 4: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next 2 st* repeating * around until end of round.  (32 sc)
Round 5 (Back loops only for this round – this lets your cupcake have a flatter bottom to sit upon): Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first st and in each of the following 31 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (32 sc)
Rounds 6-9:  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first st and in each of the following 31 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round.  (32 sc)
Fasten off yarn and place to side until needed during assembly.

Frosting Top:  pink yarn (or desired frosting color)
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (6 sc)
Round 2:  Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and in each of the following 5 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (12 sc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first st and in each of the following 11 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (12 sc)
Round 4: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * around until end of round.  (18 sc)
Round 5: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first st and in each of the following 17 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round.(18 sc)
Round 6: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next 2 st* repeating * around until end of round. (24 sc)
Round 7: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first st and in each of the following 23 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round.  (24 sc)
I like to stop right about here and attach the cherry on top so I don’t have to reach through full length of frosting top to pass needle back and forth when it’s done.  Taking the tail left on your cherry and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle, sew your cherry on the center on the top. I centered mine to cover Round 1 at the top.  You want to stop about 2/3 of the way around to place small amount of fiberfill stuffing in the cherry so it will retain it’s nice rounded shape.  I use my cherry to hold my sewing needles. :)
Round 8: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next 3 st* repeating * around until end of round. (30 sc)
Round 9: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first st and in each of the following 29 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (30 sc)
Round 10 (Back loops only for this round):  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first st and in each of the following 29 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (30 sc)
Round 11: Sl st back in to the first front loop not worked in previous round.  Work 1 sc  in each front loop st around.  (30 sc)  (This will be your frosting trim on the outside.)
Before cutting yarn make sure you leave a long enough tail to secure the frosting top to the cake base completely, then pull yarn through.

You are now ready to attach your completed frosting top with cherry and your cake base together.  You should have one frosting yarn tail left.  Take this and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to secure your frosting top in place on top of your cake base. I find it easier if I line up the stitches and pop a safety pin about halfway around so I don’t lose count or stitches along the way but that isn’t a necessary step. When you are about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way sewn around, you want to take the time to start stuffing your little chubby cupcake to your desired level. You want to stuff it so that it will retain it’s shape and not flop around but you don’t want to overstuff which will give you a rounded bottom.  We don’t want this pincushion to roll around on us. 😉   Once you have stuffed it completely, finishing sewing around until you have closed the gap between the two.  Now you just have to fasten off your tail. All done!
Now you just have to start putting in your pins, needles etc.  I love how my pins look like sprinkles.   I even found that by open safety pins, I can hang them on the frosting trim around for quick access and not having to open them when I need them. I like making things easy!

Here are some pictures to show how this sweet oversized cupcake pincushion looks like from other views: (oh and don’t miss the cute cupcake hats I made that are in background.. pattern coming soon!)

Sweet Oversized Cupcake Pincushion Crochet Pattern

Sweet Oversized Cupcake Pincushion Crochet Pattern (4)

Sweet Oversized Cupcake Pincushion Crochet Pattern (3)

Sweet Oversized Cupcake Pincushion Crochet Pattern (6)

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Simple Double Crochet Washcloth Crochet Pattern

Simple Double Crochet Washcloth Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Double Crochet Washcloth Crochet Pattern

Are you a beginner to crochet or perhaps just want an easy to remember small project that you can do in a small amount of time? This is a pretty quick and useful project to work on when you don’t want to think too hard or have only a little bit of a time to do a project.  I make up little gift packages of washcloths, hand towels and face cleaning pads to give to loved ones as gifts in a gift basket.  Once I first used a crocheted washcloth on my face no other washcloth would do.  They feel a little decadent and are so soft.  I do recommend washing them pre use or wash them with baby shampoo.  That makes even the roughest yarn soft, pliable and not scratchy any more.

This page includes pattern instructions for both washcloths shown in picture for page.  One is large to extra large sized solid color washcloth while the other is a small to medium sized washcloth with a contrast colored trim.  You can choose to add or subtract the trim on either.  You may even wish to make your washcloth body striped.  For large stripes, switch colors every 2 rounds of washcloth base, for skinnier lines switch color every round of washcloth base.

Simple Double Crochet Washcloth Crochet Pattern Notes

Double Crochet Washcloth Crochet Pattern Front view

Project requires:

Main color yarn desired for washcloth
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Contrasting color yarn for trim (optional)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet 

Pattern Instructions:

Solid color large to extra large sized washcloth / cleaning cloth:

Round 1: Ch 27. Dc in third ch from hook (Three ch counts as first dc) and each of the following 23 ch. Ch 3 and turn.  (25 dc)
Round 2-13: Dc in first st and in each of the following 23 st across until end. Ch 3 and turn. (25 dc)
Round 14 : Dc in first st and in each of the following 23 st across until end. Ch 1 and turn. (25 dc)
Round 15: Make 1 sc in each st across to corner, make 3 sc in corner, working counter clockwise around piece, place 2 sc in side of each round’s dc down to bottom, 3 sc in corner. Continue this until pattern until you are back at beginning. Sl st to first sc in round.
Cut yarn before pulling through to fasten off any yarn tail ends.

 

Small to medium sized washcloth / cleaning cloth with contrast trim:

Round 1: Ch 22. Dc in third ch from hook (This counts as first dc on each round) and each of the following 18 ch until end of foundation chain. Ch 3 and turn. (20 dc)
Round 2-9: Dc in first st and in each of the following 18 st across. Ch 3 and turn. (20 dc)
Round 10: Dc in first st and in each of the following 18 st across. Ch 1 and turn. (20 dc)
Fasten off your main color yarn for the washcloth and attach your contrast color yarn to piece where you left off with a sl st.
Round 11: Ch 1 before Sc in first st and make 1 sc in each st across until corner, place 3 sc in corner before continuing to work counter clockwise around your piece. On sides of rounds place 2 sc in each of the dc down the sides of the washcloth, placing 3 sc in each corner until you end up back at beginning of this round. Sl st to the top of the first sc in round.
Cut yarn, pull through and finish off with large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle.

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Reversible Coasters Crochet Pattern

Reversible Coasters Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Reversible Coaster Crochet Pattern

Are you a beginner to crochet or perhaps just want an easy to remember small project that you can do in a small amount of time?  If you are going to someone’s house for a party or dinner, think about coasters as part of a hostess gift you give.   I like the reversible aspect of this pattern and it’s ease for even first time beginners.  Using both yarn colors to stitch them together gives a nice tie in to each side being put together.  Give it a try.  You may find making coasters addictive like me. 😉

Reversible Coasters Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

First color yarn for Coaster color A
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Contrasting color yarn for Coaster color B
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet 

Reversible Coaster Crochet Pattern Side View

Pattern Instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

Here is closeup of a coaster to get a better look before starting. Here we go.

Coaster color A yarn:

Round 1: In Magic Ring, ch 2 (does not count as a dc throughout pattern as I use this to make a more seamless appearance in my hats) then 10 dc in ring. Tighten ring. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2. *2 dc in first and following 9 st. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1. *2 sc in next st. Sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (30 sc)
Cut yarn, pull through leaving a nice long tail to sew around to attach coasters.

Coaster Color B:

Pull out your Coaster color B and follow instructions for Coaster Color A above.

Finishing off coaster:

Now you should have two coaster pieces in contrasting colors with extra long tails for sewing together.  Normally I’m about hiding colors that contrast in stitching but this is actually something we want to see in this project.  It gives the coasters a nice polish and ties in the colors from both sides together.

Take both coasters and place them back to back to each other with the good side of your stitching facing out on either side.  Using the large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle take the first tail and work it down to the border or Round 2 and 3.  You want to have the contrasting color to the color of the tail you are sewing facing you since this will show you that you have the visible stitching even throughout.  I just did a basic in and out stitch weaving it through until I completed all the way around to where I started the stitching.  Finish off.

Then you are going to turn the coaster so the opposite color to the remaining yarn tail is facing you. Using the large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle as before, work this tail down to the border between Round 1 and 2.  Now work the stitches completely around this circle, in and out, until you have reached the beginning of the circle again.  Pull through yarn and finish off.

All done. Now you just need a few more to make a complete set. Since this project is actually making use of the contrasting colors with the stitching to make it reversible please feel free to play around with the colors.

I tend to pick colors for my coaster projects that:
1. Match host / hostess furnishing color scheme if I know it
2. Match season or upcoming holiday colors
3.  Our colors of their favorite team or school
4. Colored to fit the occasion or event. For example, I once made coasters with baby pink on one side and baby blue on the other as a gift for a friend that didn’t want to know sex of her baby until they were born at her baby shower.

Again you don’t have to use my suggestions. There are so many color combinations and you should feel free to play around to make all the fun coasters you want.

Reversible Coaster Crochet Pattern Down shot

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Coasters with Colored Trim Crochet Pattern

Coasters with Colored Trim Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Coaster with Contrast Trim Crochet Pattern

Are you a beginner to crochet or perhaps just want an easy to remember small project that you can do in a small amount of time?  If you are going to someone’s house for a party or dinner, think about coasters as part of a hostess gift you give.   You can use colors to match their home if you know them, colors of their favorite sports team or school schools or even colors associated with the closest holiday.

Coasters with Colored Trim Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

Main color yarn for main coaster part-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Contrast color yarn for the different colored trim to coaster
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet 

Coaster with Contrast Trim Crochet Pattern Alternate View

Pattern Instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

Here is closeup of a coaster to get a better look before starting. Here we go.

Main Coaster color base:

Round 1: In Magic Ring, ch 2 (does not count as a dc throughout pattern as I use this to make a more seamless appearance in my hats) then 10 dc in ring. Tighten ring. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2. *2 dc in first and following 9 st. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (20 dc)

Contrast color / trim:
Round 3: Attach the contrast color yarn for the trim with a sl st at where you left off in previous round on coaster.  Ch 1. *2 sc in next st. sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (30 sc) Fasten off the main color yarn.
Cut yarn, pull through and finish off.

All done.  An easy coaster that is quick to work up as a last minute gift.

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Teacher Apple Coasters Crochet Pattern

Teacher Apple Coasters Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Teacher Apple Coasters Crochet Pattern

I am very proud of my mother for going back to school a few years ago and getting her teaching degree.  I wanted to give her something useful that worked as a mention to her being a teacher.  So I thought apples for the teacher.   This is a pretty basic crochet pattern that even a beginner to the world of crochet can try out.  I hope you like them too.

Teacher Apple Coasters Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

Red yarn for main coaster part-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Green yarn for leaf
Brown yarn for apple’s stem
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet 
hdc – half double crochet

Pattern Instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

Here is closeup of a coaster to get a better look before starting. Here we go.

Teacher Apple Coasters Crochet Pattern

Red Apple Coaster:

Round 1: In Magic Ring, ch 2 (does not count as a dc throughout pattern as I use this to make a more seamless appearance in my hats) then 10 dc in ring. Tighten ring. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2. *2 dc in first and following 9 st. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2. *2 dc in next st. Dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (30 dc)

Round 4: Ch 1. 2 sc in first, *1 sc in next 2 st and 2 sc in following st. Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top of beginning st.  Join to top of first st.  (40 sc)

Cut yarn, pull through and finish off red apple part of coaster.

Apple Stem:

With Brown Yarn, attach to apple with a sl st where you want the stem to go.

Chain 7. Place a sc in the third ch from hook and each of the following 4 ch. Sl st back into the apple coaster where you started chain.

Cut your yarn, pull through and finish off the apple stem.

Green leaf on stem:

With Green yarn for the apple’s stem, chain 7. Sc in third ch from hook, hdc in next, dc in next, hdc in following and sc in last ch. Sl st into same stitch turning your forming leaf clockwise so you are now working on the unworked side of chain. Ch 1, hdc in next st, dc in next, hdc in following, sc into last st and connect to first st with a sl st.   Leave a long enough tail when cutting yarn to be able secure it into place on the stem.    Use the tail and large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the leaf into place. I found it works best to secure into top as apple as well as stem.  Pull yarn through to back off project before finishing off.

There you go.  You can whip up a whole set for the special teacher or teachers in your life.  They make cute and thoughtful gifts without breaking the bank or tons of time.

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Holiday Stocking Crochet Pattern

Holiday Stocking Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Holiday Stocking Crochet Pattern

I hate crochet patterns that make me sit and read them line by line while I crochet (normally scratching my head). I like simple and quick patterns that I can do while listening to an audiobook or watching a show so I made up these stockings without a pattern just winging it. I ended up liking it so much I not only wrote down the pattern but whipped up two matching ones for my other two nephews as well. I chose single crochet so the little stocking stuffers wouldn’t fall out between larger stitches. I hope you like this as well.

Holiday Stocking Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

Red yarn for main color-  (I use a lot of Red Heart saver yarn for these though you can use all medium to normal weight yarn)
White yarn or Contrast color of your choice for trim /accents
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Pattern Instructions:

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
sctog – single crochet two stitches together

Holiday Stocking Crochet Pattern  free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com Red Stocking Main Part:

Using main color (I use red for stocking in picture) create a foundation chain of 51 ch.
Round 1: Sc in second ch from hook and each following ch until end of foundation chain. Ch 1 and turn. (50 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of the following stitches across until last one. 2 sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn. (52 sc)
Round 3: 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of the following stitches across until last one. 2 sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn. (54 sc)
Round 4: 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of the following stitches across until last one. 2 sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn. (56 sc)
Round 5-9 : Sc in second ch from hook and each st across. Ch 1 and turn. (56 sc)
Round 10: Sctog the first two st. Sc in each st until last two sc. Sctog last two st together. Ch 1 and turn. (54 sc)
Round 11: Sctog the first two st. Sc in each st until last two sc. Sctog last two st together. Ch 1 and turn. (52 sc)
Round 12: Sctog the first two st. Sc in each st until last two sc. Sctog last two st together. Ch 1 and turn. (50 sc)
Round 13: Slip stitch through each of the first 10 st. Ch 1 before sc in each of the next 30 st leaving the last 10 sc unworked. Ch 1 and turn (30 sc)
Round 14 – 34: Sc in each of the 30 st across from previous row. Ch 1 and turn. (30 sc)
Round 35: Sc in each of the 30 st across from previous row. (30 sc)
Round 36: Fold stocking in half. You should see stocking shape now. Ch 1 and turn working 1 sc into each matching stitch all the way around stocking until last 5 st at back of foot heel.
Sctog twice and slip stitch into final matching stitch. (This will give the heel a rounded appearance similar to toe.
Pull yarn through and fasten off.

Holiday Stocking Crochet Pattern  free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com 2 Cuff (Contrast / Trim) top part:

With Contrast / Trim color, attach to last stitch from row 35 on top of sock part of stocking with sl st. This will be worked in round. Don’t turn stocking right side out until instructions as you want the nice side of the stitches to show when you fold it over top once you are finished.

Round 1 : Chain 1 and sc in each st around top circle. Sl st to top of 1st sc. Ch 1.(30 sc)
Round 2 – 7 : Sc in first st and all around to joining. Sl st to top of 1st sc. Ch 1. (30 sc)
Round 8: Sc in first st and all around to joining. (30 sc)
Pull yarn through with extra tail to finish off and weave through with your large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle. Tie off and weave any loose ends left to finish it off. Turn stocking right side out so seams are on inside.
Now fold down the top Contrast / Trim part. Voila. There is your stocking.

Holiday Stocking Crochet Pattern  free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com 3 For a variety in my stockings I used a different trim for each of my nephews. One is white, another dark green and the last stripes of both colors (which I did by switching colors every two rounds). It helped make each their own.

Are you looking to embellish your stocking? You can easily add crocheted holly, one of the designs I used for the Christmas ornaments crochet patterns or like I did with a simple letter to show which child it is for under the tree :)

 

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Stocking Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern

Stocking Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Christmas Stocking Ornament Crochet Pattern Free

This free crochet pattern is for the Christmas stocking ornament seen in the picture above or in the image below of the entire ornament set together in the top left corner. All ornaments seen in picture below are free crochet patterns here at cRAfterChick.com.  If you are interested in those patterns as well, you can find links to these patterns at the bottom of this one.

Free christmas ornaments for tree crochet pattern

Stocking Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

Red yarn for main color-  (I use a lot of Red Heart saver yarn for these though you can use all medium to normal weight yarn)
White yarn for trim /accents
“H” hook (5.00 mm)
Scissors or yarn cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Pattern Instructions:

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)

Red Stocking Main Part:

Round 1: Chain 8. Sc in second loop from hook and in each of the following ch. Ch 1 and turn(7 sc)

Round 2: Place 2 sc in first st and 1 sc in each of the next 6 st. Ch1 and turn. (8 sc)

Round 3: Sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn (8 sc)

Round 4: Sl st across first 3 st, working sc in the last 5 st. Ch 1 and turn. (5 sc)

Round 5-8: Sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn. (5 sc)

Round 9: Sc in each st across. Pull yarn through leaving a long enough tail to hang ornament and fasten off. (5 sc)

If you like a more finished look around the border of the stocking like I did, slip stitch in each stitch all the way around the hat to give it a nice outline.

(Note: If you like a heavier loop or more fancier looking loop, try making a simple loop of chain stitches. :) I did a loop of 22 ch stitches for this. )

Top white trim on stocking:

Round 1:  Attach white yarn to end of final row of completed red stocking bast part (see above) with a slip stitch. Ch 1 and  Sc in each sc across from final row on red hat part. Slip stitch into last sc as well. Ch 1 and turn. (5 sc for mine)

Round 2: 3 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each sc across until last sc, which you will put 3 sc. (9 sc) Slip stitch in last sc. Finish off.

That’s all. It’s a pretty simple project for beginners and the ornament set make great little holiday gift stuffers or quick hostess gifts to whip up in no time.

Want the other crochet patterns in the ornament collection? Get them here:

Candy Cane Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern

Christmas Present Ornament Crochet Pattern

Christmas Tree Ornament Crochet Pattern

Santa Hat Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern

 

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Candy Cane Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern

Candy Cane Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

candy cane christmas ornament crochet pattern free

This free crochet pattern is for the candy cane ornament seen in the picture above or in the image below of the entire ornament set together in the bottom middle. All ornaments seen in picture below are free crochet patterns here at cRAfterChick.com.  If you are interested in those patterns as well, you can find links to these patterns at the bottom of this one.

Free christmas ornaments for tree crochet pattern

Candy Cane Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

White yarn for main color-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn for these though you can use all medium to normal weight yarn)
Red yarn for accents
“H” hook  (5.00 mm)
Scissors or yarn cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Pattern Instructions:

Abbreviations used in our patterns:

ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet
sctog – single crochet two stitches together

White Candy Cane Base:

Round 1: Using white yarn, Chain 17 and turn. Sc in second chain from hook then sc in next 7 ch, sctog next two ch together and repeat sctog to end of chain. (12 sc)

Round 2:  Turn project so that you are now working in back loops of foundation chain. 2 sc into same stitch just worked to round cane tip. Sc in next st, 2 sc into next 8 st, sc in last 9 st.

Pull yarn through and weave until top of Candy cane hook. Leave a long tail and use extra length to tie on to top of candy cane to secure a simple loop for ornament to hang before finishing off piece.

(Note: If you like a heavier loop or more fancier looking loop, try making a simple loop of chain stitches. :) I did a loop of 22 ch stitches for this. )

Red piping on Candy Cane:

For this part I simply started off with a length of red yarn. I cut roughly the distance around the cane times three to make sure I have enough, mostly because I hate tying in ends with the arthritis in my hands so I try to have as little of them as possible. 😉

Secure the red yarn to the bottom of the Candy Cane ornament where you want the red piping to start. I then just sewed the red yarn across in slanted position (see picture above) with my yarn needle, securing it in place by looping twice through each end where I wanted it to stay.

Pull extra yarn through and finish off.

(Note: If you want a thicker banded candy cane piping try making a chain stitch length and weaving it into place with an extra long tail.)

That’s it.  It’s a pretty simple project for beginners and the ornament set make great little holiday gifts to go into baskets or stockings.

Looking for the other ornament patterns in this collection?  Here they are:

Christmas Present Ornament Crochet Pattern

Christmas Tree Ornament Crochet Pattern

Santa Hat Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern

Stocking Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern

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