Simple Scarf using bulky yarn

I LOVE Charisma yarn from Michael’s Craft Stores!  Recently it was on sale for much less than the regular price of almost $5/ skein. I bought up a bunch of colors.  I was so excited!  When I brought the yarn home I wasn’t sure how I was going to use it.  I had picked variegated colors and needed to find a pattern that really showed off all of the pretty colors.

I started a simple v stitch scarf.  This worked but make the colors into a block pattern.  It was starting to look like a striped scarf and the colors didn’t change at a consistent rate.  I wasn’t happy.

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So I tried something a little different. I love the way this pattern worked out.  The colors really showed well.  This pattern is very simple but the yarn really makes it special.  I have tried the same pattern with Serenity yarn from JoAnns with similar results.

Materials:

1 1/2 skeins of Serenity or Charisma Yarn (5ply yarn would work)

N 10mm hook

Pattern:

Chain 160 (88 inches) or a length you prefer for an infinity scarf.  Slip stitch together.

Row 1:  Chain 1.  Single Crochet around.  Slip stitch together.

Row 2:  Chain 3.  Double Crochet around. Slip stitch together.

Row 3:  Repeat row 1.

Row 4:  Repeat row 2.

Row 5:  Repeat row 1.

Row 6:  Repeat row 2.

Row 7:  Repeat row 1.

Finish off.

Enjoy!

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Christmas Egg Buddies

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I am so happy to share a FREE PATTERN with you!  The Egg Buddies are crochet around plastic eggs.  This allows you to hide treats or little presents inside of them!    I really enjoy designing new characters for this line.   I have finished designing the Christmas Egg Buddies and want to share one of them with you.  The additional designs can be purchased on my etsy site individually or as a set.  The reindeer is included in the set as well (so you can keep all the patterns together).  As always feel free to share your pictures and contact me with any questions.  What other characters would you like me to design?

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REINDEER

Supplies Needed:

Size E (3.50 mm) crochet hook

Bernat Cotton Yarn in Brown

Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Cotton Yarn in Black

Plastic Egg (about 2.5” x 1.5”

Red pompom

Brown Felt

Abbreviations:

Sts – Stitch

Sc – Single crochet

Ch – Chain

EGG TOP:

With Brown cotton

Round 1: Start with a magic circle. Work 6 Sc into magic circle. (6 sts)

Round 2: Work 2 Sc in each stitch around. (12 sts)

Round 3: *Sc 2, then Sc 2 in next stitch.* Repeat from * around. (16 sts)

Round 4: *Sc 3, then Sc 2 in next stitch.* Repeat from * around. (20 sts)

Round 5: *Sc 4, then Sc 2 in next stitch.* Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

Round 6-8: Work 1 Sc in each stitch around. (24 sts)

Fasten off but leave a long tail.

The tail will be used to stitch the bottom and top of the egg together.

 

EGG BOTTOM:

With Brown cotton

Round 1: Start with a magic circle. Work 6 Sc into magic circle. (6 sts)

Round 2: Work 2 Sc in each stitch around. (12 sts)

Round 3: *Sc 1, then Sc 2 in next stitch.* Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Round 4: *Sc 2, then Sc 2 in next stitch.* Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

Round 5-7: Work 1 Sc in each stitch around. (24 sts)

Fasten off but leave a long tail.

The tail will be used to stitch the bottom and the top of the egg together.

Attach the bottom to the top across 6 stitches to create a good connection.

FACE:

Stitch eyes to Row 6 of top

Glue red pompom between rows 7 and 8 of top

Stitch mouth to bottom using embroidery couching stitch across row 7-8

EARS:

With Brown Cotton

Row 1: Ch 3

Row 2: Work 1 Sc into each stitch. (2sts)

Row 3: Ch1

Use two tails to tied ear on row 3 on each side of top

ANTLERS:

With brown felt cut out two antlers and glue to top piece between the ears.

FINISHING:
Put a little hot glue on the bottom half of the plastic egg and press firmly into the bottom of the body. Also secure the edge of the bottom piece with glue. Do the same with the top half of the plastic egg. The egg should be able to open and close with a little squeeze.

Copyright Info:

This pattern is copyrighted by Amy Moseley (2015). Any reproduction and/or distribution of this pattern in any way is strictly prohibited. You may print a copy for yourself. Please refer others to one of my site for their own. Commercial use of this pattern is prohibited. Small Scale sales (such as local boutiques or swaps) are ok as long as the product is made by you. Finished products may also be sold in your own online shop as long as it was made by hand, by you. No other resale is permitted. Although not required, reference to me and/or my shop in your listings is appreciated.

Please contact me with any questions: mamamoseleycreations@gmail.com

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Craft Show Set Up

I believe height is very important for a display.  Your items need to grab a customer’s attention from a distance and bring them into your booth.  My husband created two displays for my craft tables.  One is a stair step display.  I LOVE this display.  It has clean lines, plenty of room and folds flat for transport.  The second display he made from PVC piping and it holds my crochet kitchen towels.  I may use it to hold scarves in the future.  Both displays add height to my craft show display and helps to organize my items.  How do you display items at a craft show?  Any creative shelving ideas you’d like to share?

shelf shelf 2 crochet towel rack