Chunky Diamond Cables Hat

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If you like my work and would like to support me, a digital, pdf version of this pattern is available in my etsy shop. I would love to see what colors you choose! tag me @wolvyncreations on instagram or facebook. 

© This pattern was designed and written by Wolvyn Creations. You may not sell or reproduce this pattern. If you make and sell and items with this pattern or post pictures of the items made on social media, please credit the design back to me.

Want a super soft and warm hat to wear with the basketweave cowl I posted last week? Check out this Chunky Diamond Cables Hat! Keeps your head nice and warm in the cold weather!

Materials

Bulky weight yarn in 2 colors

Yarn Needle

Scissors

8mm Crochet Hook


Gauge

At the end of round 4, your piece should measure 6in


Special Stitches/Abbreviations

Fptr2tog: front post treble 2 together Fpdc: front post double crochet Ss: slip stitch FO: Fasten off

Pattern

Round 1: with color A, ch3 into a magic ring, work 11 dc in the ring, ss to top of ch3 (12dc)

Round 2: ch 3, fpdc around ch3 from round 1, *dc in the next stitch, fpdc around the stitch* repeat 10 times, ss to top of ch3 (12dc, 12fpdc)

Round 3: ch3, 1 dc in the fpdc, fpdc around the fpdc from round 2, *1 dc in each of the next 2 stitches, fpdc around the fpdc from round 2* repeat 10 times, ss to top of ch3 (12fpdc, 24 dc)

Round 4: ch3, 1 dc in the next 2 stitches, fpdc around the fpdc from round 3, *1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches, fpdc around the fpdc from round 3* repeat from * 10 times, ss to top of ch3 (12 fpdc, 36dc)

Round 5: ch3, 1 dc in the next 2 stitches, fpdc around the fpdc from round 4, *1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches, fpdc around the fpdc from round 4* repeat from * 10 times, ss to top of ch3 (12 fpdc, 36dc)

Round 6: ch3, dc in the next stitch, fptr2tog around the last fpdc from round 5 and the first one, dc in the next 3 dc (first one will be the dc behind the fptr2tog) *fptr2tog around the last fpdc you worked around and the next fpdc, dc in the next 3 dc from round 5* repeat from * 10 times, omitting the last dc (12 fptr2tog, 36 dc)

Round 7: ch3, fptr2tog over the last fp stitch from round 6, and the next fp stitch from round 6. *dc in the next 3 dc (your 3rd dc will be in the 2nd dc between 2 fp stitches), fptr2tog the last fp stitch and the next fp stitch* repeat around, omitting the last dc. FO (12 fptr2tog, 36 dc)

Round 8: with color B, start in any dc after a fptr2tog with a ch3, *fpdc around the next stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches * repeat from * 11 times, omitting the last dc (12 fpdc, 36dc)

Round 9: ss to the first dc after the fpdc, ch3, dc in the next stitch, fptr2tog over the last fpdc from round 8 and the next fpdc from round 8 *dc in the next 3 dc (your 3rd dc will be in the 2nd dc between 2 fp stitches), fptr2tog the last fp stitch and the next fp stitch* repeat around, omitting the last 2 dc

Round 10: repeat round 7. FO (12 fptr2tog, 36 dc)

Round 11: with color A, start in any stitch, ch1, sc in each stitch around (48sc)

Round 12: ch 1, bpsc in each stitch around. FO and weave in your ends (48bpsc)


Basketweave Cowl

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Materials

2 Skeins Premier Yarns Serenity Chunky

8mm Hook

2 buttons (1in-1.5in depending on preference)

Yarn needle

Scissors

 Notes


ch3 counts as a DC and ch2 counts as a HDC unless otherwise noted

 

Pattern

Ch20

Row 1: DC in the 4th ch from the hook, 1 DC in each of the remaining ch (18DC)

 

Row 2: ch2, turn your work, *1 FPDC in each of the next four stitches, 1 BPDC in each of the next four stitches* repeat twice, HDC in the last stitch (2HDC, 8FPDC, 8HPDC)

 

Row 3-4: repeat round 2

 

Row 5: ch2, turn your work, *1 BPDC in each of the next 4 stitches, 1 FPDC in each of the next 4 stitches* repeat twice, HDC in the last stitch (2HDC, 8FPDC, 8HPDC)

 

Row 6-7: repeat round 5

 

Continue repeating row 2, 3 times then row 5, 3 times until your cowl reaches about 35 inches. Mine had 58 rows. Fold the cowl over so that the left corner of the top piece covers the right corner of the bottom piece. Sew your buttons on the edge of the bottom piece, where the top piece lines up. Look at photo below for reference.

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If you like my work and would like to support me, a digital, pdf version of this pattern is available in my etsy shop. I would love to see what colors you choose! tag me @wolvyncreations on instagram or facebook. 

© This pattern was designed and written by Wolvyn Creations. You may not sell or reproduce this pattern. If you make and sell and items with this pattern or post pictures of the items made on social media, please credit the design back to me.





 

 

 

 

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales!

With the holidays coming upon us, people are starting to look for Christmas presents for all of their loved ones. Gifts that are handmade are the best gift to give because someone took a lot of thought and time into making that item. Handmade items can be expensive to shop for but from November 21-November 26, we will be having a sale! Shop our store for 15% off our entire shop and free items while supplies last! Look below for the options we will have available. Colors will vary per item.

First Tier: Spend $25, get a catnip toy or small plush free!

Catnip toy options

Catnip toy options

Small plush/ornament. Each plush is about 1.5-2 inches. A ribbon can be added upon request, to make it an ornament.

Small plush/ornament. Each plush is about 1.5-2 inches. A ribbon can be added upon request, to make it an ornament.

Second Tier: Spend $50, get either 2 coasters or 2 scrubbies for free!

The coasters are made of cotton. Absorbent and won’t melt if you put a hot drink on it!

The coasters are made of cotton. Absorbent and won’t melt if you put a hot drink on it!

These scrubbies are great for washing your face or washing the dishes!

These scrubbies are great for washing your face or washing the dishes!

Tier 3: Spend $75, get a headband or coaster set w/case free!

These stylish headbands also work as earwarmers!

These stylish headbands also work as earwarmers!

Cotton coaster set

Cotton coaster set

Cluster Hat

We're almost to the halfway point with my goal of making 12 hat designs for chemo caps this year! Hat number 5 is a super cute, super simple design made with sc, hdc, and cluster stitches for a bit of texture. I hope you enjoy making this pattern as much as I did designing it!

Materials

One skein of worsted weight yarn

5.5mm hook

Yarn needle

Scissors

 

Abbreviations/Special Stitches

Cluster: yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through the stitch, yarn over and pull through 2 loops. There will be 2 loops on the hook. Repeat twice more. There should be 4 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops.


 

Pattern

Round 1: using a magic ring, ch3 and work 11 dc into the ring, ss to the top of the ch3(12dc)

Round 2: ch3, dc in the same stitch *2dc in the next stitch* repeat from * 11 times, ss to the top of the ch3 (24dc)

Round 3: ch3, 2dc in the next stitch, *dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the next stitch* repeat from * 11 times, ss to the top of the ch3 (36dc)

Round 4: ch3, dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the next stitch, *dc in the next 2 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch* repeat from * 11 times, ss to the top of the ch3. (48dc)

Round 5: ch3, dc in the next in the next 2 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch, *dc in the next 3 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch* repeat from *11 times, ss to the top of the ch3. (60dc)

Round 6: ch1, sc in the same stitch, sc in each stitch around, ss to the top of the 1st sc (60sc)

Round 7: turn your work, ch3, cluster in the next stitch *dc in the next stitch, cluster in the next stitch* repeat from * 29 times, ss to the top of the ch3 (30dc, 30clusters)

Round 8: turn your work, ch1, sc in the same stitch, sc in each stitch around, ss to the top of the first sc. (60sc)

Round 9: ch2(counts as your first hdc), hdc in each stitch around (60hdc)

Round 10:  turn your work, ch1, sc in the same stitch, sc in each stitch around, ss to the top of the first sc. (60sc)

Round 11: ch2(counts as your first hdc), hdc in each stitch around (60hdc)

Round 12:  turn your work, ch1, sc in the same stitch, sc in each stitch around, ss to the top of the first sc. (60sc)

Round 13-18: repeat rounds 7-12

Round 19: repeat round 7

Round 20: repeat round 8. FO and weave in your ends

If you like my work and would like to support me, a digital, pdf version of this pattern is available in my etsy shop. I would love to see what colors you choose! tag me @wolvyncreations on instagram or facebook. 

© This pattern was designed and written by Wolvyn Creations. You may not sell or reproduce this pattern. If you make and sell and items with this pattern or post pictures of the items made on social media, please credit the design back to me.

Diamond Cables Hat

This is my fourth hat pattern in my goal out of 12 hats for charity this year. This hat utilizes front post stitches in order to create the beautiful diamond textures. I've found this pattern almost addictive! I hope you enjoy it as well!

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Materials

Worsted weight yarn

5.5mm hook

Scissors

Abbreviations/Special Stitches

Fpdc: front post dc

Fptr2tog: front post treble 2 together. Yarn over twice, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through the stitch, yarn over pull through 2, yarn over pull through 2. Yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over pull through the stitch, yarn over, pull through 2, yarn over, pull through 2, yarn over, pull through all loops on the hook.

Bpsc: back post sc

FO: fasten off

Notes

Apart from where it is noted in the pattern, if you work around the post of a stitch you will not crochet any more stitches into that stitch. Working around the post of a stitch, counts as working into that stitch.

I start with a magic ring for this pattern but if you prefer, you can ch4 and ss to the 1st ch to create a circle and crochet into that.

Pattern

Round 1: work 12 dc into a magic ring

Round 2: ch3, fpdc around the same stitch, *dc in the next stitch, fpdc around the same stitch* repeat 11 times, ss to the top of the ch3 (12dc, 12fpdc)

Round 3: ch3, dc in the next stitch, fpdc around the same stitch, *1 dc in each of the next 2 stitches, fpdc around the last dc worked into* repeat 11 times, ss to the top of the ch3 (24dc, 12fpdc)

Round 4: ch3, 1 dc in each of the next 2 stitches, fpdc around the last dc worked into *1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches, fpdc around the last dc worked into* repeat 11 times, ss to the top of the ch3 (36dc, 12fpdc)

Round 5: ch3, 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches, fpdc around the last dc worked into *1 dc in each of the next 4 stitches, fpdc around the last dc worked into* repeat 11 times, ss to the top of the ch3 (48dc, 12fpdc)

Round 6: ch3, 1 dc in each of the next 4 stitches, fpdc around the last dc worked into *1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches, fpdc around the last dc worked into* repeat 11 times, ss to the top of the ch3 (60dc, 12fpdc)

Round 7-9: ch3, 1 dc in each of the next 4 stitches, fpdc around the fpdc *1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches, fpdc around the fpdc* repeat 11 times, ss to the top of the ch3 (60dc, 12fpdc)

Round 10: ch3, 1 dc in each of the next 2 stitches, fptr2tog around the last fpdc (the last fpdc will be the last stitch of round 9) and the next fpdc, *1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches, fptr2tog around the last fpdc and the next fpdc* repeat 12 times, omitting the last 3 dc, ss to the top of the ch3, (60dc, 12fptr2tog)

Round 11: ch3, fptr2tog around the last fpdc and the next fpdc *1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches, fptr2tog around the last fpdc and the next fpdc* repeat 12 times, omitting the last dc, ss to the top of the ch3 (60dc, 12fptr2tog)

Round 12: ch3, 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches, fpdc around the next stitch *1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches, fpdc around the next stitch* repeat 12 times, omitting the last 4 dc, ss to the top of the ch3. (60dc, 12fpdc)

Round 13: ch3, dc in the next stitch, fptr2tog over the last fpdc and the next fpdc, *1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches, fptr2tog around the last fpdc and the next fpdc* repeat 12 times, omitting the last 2 dc, ss to the top of the ch3. (60dc, 12fptr2tog)

Round 14: ch3, 1 dc in each of the next 4 stitches, fptr2tog over the last fpdc and the next fpdc, *1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches, fptr2tog around the last fpdc and the next fpdc* repeat 11 times, ss to the top of the ch3. (60dc, 12fptr2tog)

Round 15: ch1, sc in the same stitch, 1 sc in each stitch around, ss to the top of the first sc (72sc)

Round 16: ch, bpsc around the same stitch, 1 bpsc around each stitch in the round, ss to the top of the first sc. FO. Weave in ends (72sc)

If you like my work and would like to support me, a digital, pdf version of this pattern is available in my etsy shop. I would love to see what colors you choose! tag me @wolvyncreations on instagram or facebook. 

© This pattern was designed and written by Wolvyn Creations. You may not sell or reproduce this pattern. If you make and sell and items with this pattern or post pictures of the items made on social media, please credit the design back to me.

 

 

Gardener's Hat

Summer is in full swing and there are beautiful flowers everywhere. If you want a cute hat for summer, this Gardener's Hat is a great and easy pick! It's a simple design, using the flower applique I wrote about in June. 

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Materials

Worsted weight yarn in 3 colors

5.5mm Hook

5/8 in ribbon in a color that matches your flower color

Abbreviations/Special Stitches

V-Stitch: dc, ch1, dc in the same stitch

Shell: 5dc

Fldc: dc in front loop only

Ss: slip stitch

Gauge

The first 5 rounds should come out to 6in

Pattern

Hat

Round 1: work 12dc into a magic ring, ss to the first dc (12dc)

Round 2: ch3, dc in same stitch, *2dc in the next stitch* repeat round, ss to the top of the ch3 (24dc)

Round 3: ch3, 2dc in the next stitch *dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the next stitch* repeat around, ss to the top of the ch3 (36dc)

Round 4: ch3, dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the next stitch *dc in the first 2 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch* repeat around, ss to the top of the ch3 (48)

Round 5: ch3, dc in the next 2 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch *dc in the first 3 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch* repeat round, ss to the top of the ch3 (60)

**If you need to make your hat bigger, continue increasing by multiples of 12

Round 6-11: ch3, dc in each stitch around, ss to the top of the ch3 (60dc)

**This is where you would want to add more rounds for extra length to the hat. The last 4 rounds will take up about 2in

Round 12: ch3, dc in each of the next 3 stitches, *ch1, skip a stitch, dc in the next 4 stitches* repeat 11 times, ch1 and ss to top of ch3
Round 13-14: ch3, dc in each stitch around, ss to the top of the ch3 (60dc)

Round 15: ch1, sc in each stitch around, ss to the first sc. FO and weave in your ends

Ribbon

For the Ribbon, measure the circumference of your head. Take that measurement and add about 6 -8 inches. Use that measurement for your length of ribbon. Then you will take your ribbon and weave it in and out of the ch1 spaces of round 12. So you should have ribbon over 4 dc, then 4 visible dc, and then ribbon over the next 4dc. Then attach the ribbon ends in whatever way you prefer. I used hemming tape. Make sure that your ribbon is still the same measurement of the circumference of your head before finishing attaching the ends together to ensure that the hat will not be too tight. The ribbon may seem a little loose as it lays flat.

Flower

Round 1: with color A, work 16 hdc into a magic ring (16hdc)

Round 2: ch4, dc in same stitch, *skip a stitch, v-stitch in the next stitch* repeat 8 times, omitting the last v-stitch, ss to 3rd ch in the ch4. FO (8 skipped stitches, 8 v-stitches)

Round 3: with color B, start in any v-stitch with a ch3, work 4 dc in the same v-stitch, *ss between the v-stitch, fldc in the skipped stitch from round 1, shell in the next v-stitch* repeat 8 times, omitting the last shell. FO and weave in your ends

**sew on your flower on one of the sections in round 12 that have 4dc visible.

If you like my work and would like to support me, a digital, pdf version of this pattern is available in my etsy shop. I would love to see what colors you choose for your flower appliques! tag me @wolvyncreations on instagram or facebook. 

© This pattern was designed and written by Wolvyn Creations. You may not sell or reproduce this pattern. If you make and sell and items with this pattern or post pictures of the items made on social media, please credit the design back to me.

Fireworks and Stars Hat

It's the time of year again for families to gather in the United States to make burgers and hot dogs on the grill and to set off fireworks or go to a fireworks show. Many people dress in anything red, white, and blue that they can find. This patriotic hat would make a great addition to a 4th of July outfit!

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Materials

Caron Simply Soft Party in red, white, and blue

5.5mm hook and 6mm hook

Yarn needle

Scissors

 

Abbreviations/Special Stitches

Fpdc: front post dc

Beg star stitch: ch3, draw up a loop through the second ch, the 3rd ch, the stitch the ch3 is worked into, and each of the next 2 stitches. You will have 6 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all loops. Ch1 to close

Star stitch: draw up a loop in the ch1 from the previous star stitch, the last spike of the previous star stitch, the last stitch from the previous star stitch, and each of the next 2 stitches. You have 6 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all the loops. Ch1 to close

 

Notes

The star stitch can tighten up your work, so I would suggest going up half a hook size on the rounds that you work the star stitch

 

Colorway Options

Option 1

Rounds 1- 11: color 1

Round 12: color 2

Round13-14: color 3

Round 15-16: color 2

Round 17-18: color 3

 

Option 2

Round 1-12: color 1

Round 12: color 2

Round13-14: color 3

Round 15-16: color 2

Round 17-18: color 3

 

Pattern

Round 1: work 12 dc into a magic ring

Round 2: ch3, fpdc around the same stitch, *dc in the next stitch, fpdc around the same stitch* repeat 11 times, ss to the top of the ch3 (12dc, 12fpdc)

Round 3: ch3, dc in the next stitch, fpdc around the same stitch, *1 dc in each of the next 2 stitches, fpdc around the last dc worked into* repeat 11 times, ss to the top of the ch3 (24dc, 12fpdc)

Round 4: ch3, 1 dc in each of the next 2 stitches, fpdc around the last dc worked into *1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches, fpdc around the last dc worked into* repeat 11 times, ss to the top of the ch3 (36dc, 12fpdc)

Round 5: ch3, 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches, fpdc around the last dc worked into *1 dc in each of the next 4 stitches, fpdc around the last dc worked into* repeat 11 times, ss to the top of the ch3 (48dc, 12fpdc)

Round 6: ch3, 1 dc in each of the next 4 stitches, fpdc around the last dc worked into *1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches, fpdc around the last dc worked into* repeat 11 times, ss to the top of the ch3 (60dc, 12fpdc)

Round 7: ch3, dc in the next stitch, fpdc around the next stitch *dc in the next 2 stitches, fpdc around the next stitch* repeat 23 times, ss to the top of the ch3 (24fpdc, 48dc)

Round 8-11: ch3, dc in the next stitch, fpdc around the fpdc from the previous round *dc in the next 5 stitches, fpdc around the fpdc from the previous round* repeat 12 times, omitting the last 2 dc, ss to the top of the ch3 (60dc, 12fpdc)

Round 12: ch1, 2sc in the same stitch, sc in each stitch (73sc)

Round 13: work a beg star stitch over the first 3 stitches, *make a star stitch over the last stitch and next 2 stitches* repeat around (36 star stitches)

Round 14: ch1, sc in the same stitch, sc in each stitch around (73sc)

Round 15: ch2, hdc in each stitch around (73hdc)

Round 16: ch1, sc in the same stitch, sc in each stitch around (73sc)

Round 17: work a beg star stitch over the first 3 stitches, *make a star stitch over the last stitch and next 2 stitches* repeat around (36 star stitches)

Round 18: ch1, sc in the same stitch, sc in each stitch around. FO and weave in ends (73sc)

If you like my work and would like to support me, a digital, pdf version of this pattern is available in my etsy shop. I would love to see what colors you choose! tag me @wolvyncreations on instagram or facebook. 

© This pattern was designed and written by Wolvyn Creations. You may not sell or reproduce this pattern. If you make and sell and items with this pattern or post pictures of the items made on social media, please credit the design back to me.

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Handling Your WIP's

What is a WIP?

If you have been exploring the crochet world by joining Facebook groups or reading other forums, you may have run into the abbreviation: WIP. So what is a WIP? It stands for Work in Progress. There are many kinds of crocheters out there. Some people are good at sticking to one W.I.P at a time, continuing the project until it is complete. However, I, like many other crocheters, tend to have several W.I.P. In this blog, I will be going over what I do in order to keep track of my WIPs and still get projects accomplished. 

How to Store Your WIPs

One of my favorite tools for storing WIPs are those reusable shopping bags. They are reasonably priced and typically fairly roomy. I also like to use any totes I get as free with purchase rewards or at events. If you are the kind of crocheter who buys all the yarn that is needed for a project before you start it, the totes are also a great way to be able to keep that yarn away from the rest of your yarn inventory. 

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Although the tote bags are a great way to store your WIPs, some of your projects will be or will become too large to be able to keep in a tote bag. Projects like this, such as blankets that are typically larger than throw size, I like to fold up nicely, with the working yarn tucked inside to avoid tangling, and place it on a shelf. Then I can keep the extra yarn in a tote bag next to the folded project. However, as any cat owner knows, it is difficult to keep your cats from considering these WIPs as their new cat beds.

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Keeping Track of Important Information for your WIPs

There are many other things that go into your project than the yarn and just the project itself, such as the hook size, how much yarn you need, and the pattern. One way to keep track of those important bits of information would be to keep a crochet journal. There are many free templates out there already for how to set one up. In a crochet journal, you can list the hook size, how much yarn you need for the project, and other things such as the cost you spent on the yarn or how long the project is taking you. Journals are also really helpful if you are making Christmas gifts, in order to keep track of which project will be gifted to which family member or friend. 

Other than crochet journals, there are many good ways to keep track of your hook size needed for your WIP. Some crocheters make little markers to attach to their projects using beads with letters or numbers for the hook size. I have a set of crochet hooks that have several different colors, according to the size of the hook. I also have a box full of colorful stitch markers that can match the hook. To keep my place in my WIP, I always put in a stitch marker that correlates with the color of the hook I will need to use. I don't have a brown stitch marker though, so for my 6mm hook I use a color that is not already used by my other hooks.

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Minimizing your number of WIPs

Like I said at the beginning of this blog, there are many people who have multiple projects going at one time. It is important to be able to still complete projects, even when you inevitably add more to your list. A good way to do this is to make a list of all the WIPs you have and rate them by priority. There are many factors that can go into determining the priority level of a specific WIP. For example, if you are working on a gift for a birthday present that is needed by the end of the week, that project would probably the highest on your list for priority. 

If you know you have a specific amount of time that you can devote to your WIPs, that can help you figure out which ones to work on as well. If you only have a couple hours to crochet one night, you might want to devote your time to one small project to be able to complete an item off your list. Or you can work for an hour on a longer project, like a blanket, and then switch over to a shorter project. This is harder for me though. I tend to get focused on whatever project I start on and not want to put it down. 

There are many other ways that you can store your WIPs and keep track of them but these are the ways that work best for me. 

Flower Applique Pattern

Appliques are a great way to add your own style to a hat, blanket, or anything you can imagine. They can turn a boring, basic hat into a stylish hat easily. This pretty flower applique that I have created is perfect for any summer design you would like to wear!

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Materials

Worsted weight yarn

                Colorway 1: 2 colors

                Colorway 2: 2 colors

                Colorway 3: 3 colors

5mm hook

Yarn needle

 

 

Abbreviations/Special Stitches

V-Stitch: dc, ch1, dc

Shell: 5dc

Fldc: dc in front loop only

Ss: slip stitch

 

Notes

I use a magic ring in this pattern, but if you don’t like that method, you can ch4 and ss to the first ch to create a circle and work into that

 

 

 

 

Pattern

Colorway 1:

Round 1: with color A, work 16 hdc into a magic ring (16hdc)

Round 2: ch4, dc in same stitch, *skip a stitch, v-stitch in the next stitch* repeat 8 times, omitting the last v-stitch, ss to 3rd ch in the ch4. FO (8 skipped stitches, 8 v-stitches)

Round 3: with color B, start in any v-stitch with a ch3, work 4 dc in the same v-stitch, *ss between the v-stitch, fldc in the skipped stitch from round 1, shell in the next v-stitch* repeat 8 times, omitting the last shell. FO and weave in your ends

 

Colorway 2:

Round 1: with color A, work 16 hdc into a magic ring. FO.  (16hdc)

Round 2: with color B, start in any stitch with a ch4 and dc in the same stitch, *skip a stitch, v-stitch in the next stitch* repeat 8 times, omitting the last v-stitch, ss to 3rd ch in the ch4. FO (8 skipped stitches, 8 v-stitches)

Round 3: start in any v-stitch with a ch3, work 4 dc in the same v-stitch, *ss between the v-stitch, fldc in the skipped stitch from round 1, shell in the next v-stitch* repeat 8 times, omitting the last shell. FO and weave in your ends

 

Colorway 3:

Round 1: with color A, work 16 hdc into a magic ring. FO. (16hdc)

Round 2: with color B, start in any stitch, ch4, dc in same stitch, *skip a stitch, v-stitch in the next stitch* repeat 8 times, omitting the last v-stitch, ss to 3rd ch in the ch4. FO (8 skipped stitches, 8 v-stitches)

Round 3: with color C, start in any v-stitch with a ch3, work 4 dc in the same v-stitch, *ss between the v-stitch, fldc in the skipped stitch from round 1, shell in the next v-stitch* repeat 8 times, omitting the last shell. FO and weave in your ends

If you like my work and would like to support me, a digital, pdf version of this pattern is available in my etsy shop. I would love to see what colors you choose for your flower appliques! tag me @wolvyncreations on instagram or facebook. 

© This pattern was designed and written by Wolvyn Creations. You may not sell or reproduce this pattern. If you make and sell and items with this pattern or post pictures of the items made on social media, please credit the design back to me.

Graphgan Pillows

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Recently I received a custom order to make a pillow for a high school graduation gift. The graduate it was being made for is a fan of the University of Alabama and Disney. So we settled on using Alabama colors while having the graduate’s name on one side of the pillow and a Mickey head on the other side.

Being a huge Disney fan myself, I was super excited to get started on this project. Making red and gray stripes are easy enough, but I needed to make a graph to follow in order to get the name and Mickey head portrayed correctly. This style of making a pattern is called a graphgan. I am still relatively new to making and working with graphgans. Your first step in creating a graphgan is determining what your gauge will be, which is how many stitches you can make in a certain size. Each square on a graph will be a stitch on the project, so the more stitches you can get into the pattern, the more detailed your graph can be. Once you have decided on the size project you want to create, you can decide on the weight of yarn you want to use and how many stitches can fit into your determined size. For this pattern, I wanted to make a 12in pillow. In order to get the detail I wanted, I used superfine weight yarn and a 2.25mm hook. 

I am the kind of person who likes to save the best for last so I started on the side of the pillow that would have the graduate’s name on it first and saved the side with the Mickey head for last. I used a round of single crochets to close up the pillow after stuffing and made a pretty ruffle border to finish it off. Overall, this project took around 30 hours to complete and I had a lot of fun making it. It ended up being a cute little decorative pillow that would look great on a bed or on a couch. 

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Ridges Hat Pattern

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Cancer is such a prominent disease in our world and chemotherapy is an intense therapy that many who have cancer receive. Chemotherapy has many side effects, like losing your hair. This can cause further feelings of despair in a person who already feels as if they are losing a lot. That's where crocheting can come in and it's one of the things I love about crocheting. I love that I can make something functional that may help someone else. Crocheting hats for chemotherapy patients is  great way to be able to use your skill if you want to donate to a good cause. So I have decided to design several hat patterns and have them available for free on this blog this year. My end goal is to make at least 50 hats to send to Knots of Love by the end of the year and to encourage others to make hats to donate as well. The Ridges hat pattern will be my first hat design. 

Materials

2 colors of worsted weight yarn

5.5mm hook

Yarn needle Scissors

Abbreviations/special stitches:

Hdc = half double crochet

Fpdc: front post double crochet

Bpdc: back post double crochet

FO: Fasten off

Working in the 3rd loop: If you look at the top of a hdc, you see a v, turn it to the side and you will see one loop under the v, that almost makes a v with the back loop of the stitch, crochet into that.

Pattern

R1: with color A. work 12 hdc in a magic circle (12 hdc)

R2: 2 hdc in each stitch around (24 hdc)

R3: *hdc in the 1st stitch, 2 hdc in the next stitch* repeat around (36 hdc)

R4: working in the 3rd loop in the hdc, *dc in 1st 2 stitches, 2 dc in the next* repeat around (48 dc)

R5: *1 hdc in next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch* repeat around (60 hdc)

R6: *1 hdc in the first four stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch * repeat around (72 hdc) R7: in the 3rd loop, 1 dc in each stitch (72 dc)

R8-R9: hdc in each stitch around (72 hdc)

R10: in 3rd loop, dc around (72 dc)

R11-R12: hdc in each stitch around (72 hdc)

R13: in 3rd loop, dc in each stitch around (72 dc)

R14: hdc in each stitch around. FO (72 dc)

R15: with color B, hdc in each stitch around (72 dc)

R16: in 3rd loop, sc in each stitch around (72 dc)

R17: *fpdc around the first stitch, bpdc around the next stitch* repeat around ending with a bpdc (36 fpdc, 36 bpdc)

R18: *bpdc around the fpdc, fpdc around the bpdc* repeat around ending with a fpdc (36 fpdc, 36 bpdc)

R19: hdc in each stitch. FO (72 hdc)

R20: with color A, in 3rd loop, hdc in each stitch around (72 hdc)

R21: in 3rd loop, hdc in each stitch around. FO and weave in your ends (72hdc)

© This pattern was designed and written by Wolvyn Creations. You may not sell or reproduce this pattern. If you make and sell and items with this pattern or post pictures of the items made on social media, please credit the design back to me.

If you like my designs and would like to support me, you can purchase a downloadable PDF version of this pattern on my etsy!

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Wedding Ring Quilt

Marriage is an important tradition for couples who want to commit their lives to each other. When a friend of mine got engaged, I scoured the internet for ideas for an afghan to make the couple for a wedding gift. In my search, I found the Wedding Ring Quilt, a free pattern from Red Heart. This pattern was exactly what I wanted. The blanket has intertwining rings that signifies the wedding rings that a married couple wear. The symbol of the ring is important. It symbolizes that your love will be never ending as the ring is a circle and therefore never ends.

In order to make this project, I had to make 125 smaller components. Everywhere I went I carried around my 5.5mm hook and either purple, yellow, or gray yarn in case I had spare time to whip up a couple components.

During the process I had the watchful eyes of my cats to ensure I got it done by the deadline! Or to tell me it was time to take a break and give them some attention. 

But regardless of the forced breaks, after about 55 total hours of work, I was able to complete this lovely afghan for the new couple!

But regardless of the forced breaks, after about 55 total hours of work, I was able to complete this lovely afghan for the new couple!

Alachua Main Street Festival

We had a great time at the Alachua Main Street Festival yesterday! A huge thank you to all the people who came and shopped from our booth and to the Alachua Business League for putting on an awesome event! Fortunately the rain decided to hold off and wait until after the festival was over. Below are some pictures of our booth and products. 

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The plushes were our best seller! I will definitely be making more for the next fair.

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The vests caught many people's attention! I'm sure the sparkle helped!

The vests caught many people's attention! I'm sure the sparkle helped!

Navigator's Square

Compasses are an important aspect in navigation. They were first used in the 11th century to help people know the way they are heading and it has many adaptations since then. The Navigators Square is a representation of a compass with a star pointing North, East, South, and West. 

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The pattern makes a 6in square. If you have any questions in the pattern, don't hesitate to ask! I'd love to see what your square and the colors you choose! Tag me at Wolvyn Creations on Facebook or Instagram. For a downloadable, PDF, version of the pattern, it is available in my shop!

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn in 3 colors
Yarn needle
Scissors
5.5mm Hook
Abbreviations/Special Stitches
Ss: slip stitch
Beg popcorn: ch3, 4 dc in same space, take
hook out of working loop, insert hook into top
of ch3 and into working loop, pull the working
loop through the ch3
Popcorn: 5 dc in the same space, take hook out
of working loop, insert hook into 1st dc and

working loop, pull the working loop through 1st
dc
Cluster: dc3tog in one stitch
Bpsc: backpost single crochet
Starting dc: make a slip knot, put hook in slip
knot and yarn over once. Insert hook into stitch
and work like a normal dc
Starting fpdc: like the starting dc only work
around the front of a post of the stitch
3
rd loop of hdc: on the top of the stitch you have
2 loops that make a v, if you look at the back of
the stitch, below the normal loops you will see a
horizontal bar, that is the 3rd loop

Pattern:
Round 1: with color A, make a magic ring, ch2, work 15 hdc into the ring, ss to ch2 to join. FO (16hdc)
Round 2: With Color B, start in any stitch, make a beg popcorn stitch, *ch2, skip a stitch, make a popcorn
stitch in the next stitch* repeat from * 7 times, ch 2, ss to top of beg popcorn stitch, FO. (8 popcorn
stitches, 8 ch2 spaces)
Round 3: With Color A, start in a popcorn stitch, *sc, dc in skipped stitch from round 1 (in front of the
ch2 space from round 2)* repeat 8 times (8sc, 8dc)
Round 4: With Color B, start in a sc in a popcorn stitch, ch 1, *sc in the sc over the popcorn stitch, [hdc, 2
dc, tr, 2 dc, hdc] in the ch2 space from round 2, sc in the next sc, ch3* repeat from * 4 times ss to join,
FO (8sc, 4 ch3 spaces, 8hdc, 16dc, 4tr)
Round 5: With Color A, start in a sc before a ch3 space, ch 1, *sc, [hdc, dc, ch1, cluster, ch1, dc, hdc] in
ch3 space, sc in the next stitch, bpsc in the next 3 stitches, ch1, skip over tr, bpsc in the next 3 stitches*
Repeat from *4 times, ss to join, FO. (8sc, 12ch1 spaces, 8hdc, 8dc, 4 clusters, 24 bpsc)
Round 6: With Color C, start in a dc after a cluster stitch, ch3, hdc in the next 2 stitches, *ch3, skip over
the cluster of stitches from round 4 (that you worked into the ch2 space in round 2), hdc in each of the
next 3 stitches, fphdc around cluster stitch, ch2, fphdc around the same cluster, hdc in each of the next
3 stitches* repeat from * 4 times omitting the last 3 hdc the last time, ss to join, FO

Round 7: with color A, start around the fphdc after a ch2, make a starting fpdc, *dc in the next 3
stitches, ch1, work a popcorn in the tr of round 4 (make sure you also catch the ch1 space of round 5
and ch 3 of round 6), ch 1, dc in each of the next 3 stitches, fpdc around the fphdc, [dc, ch2, dc] in ch2
space, fpdc around the fphdc* repeat 4 times omitting the last fphdc, ss to join, FO
Round 8: With Color C: start in the dc after a ch2 space, ch2, *hdc in the next 5 stitches including the ch1
space, ch1, skip the popcorn stitch, hdc in the next 6 stitches including the ch1 space, [2hdc, ch2, 2hdc]
in the ch2 space, hdc in the next stitch * repeat 4 times, omitting the last hdc, ss to join, FO.
Round 9: with color A, start in a ch2 space, ch1, *[sc, ch1, sc] in ch2 space, working in the 3rd loop of the
hdc, sc in the next 8 stitches, fpdc around the popcorn from round 7, working in the 3rd loop of the hdc,
sc in the next 8 stitches* repeat 4 times, ss to join, FO. Weave in ends

If you enjoy my work and would like to support me, you can purchase the pdf version of this pattern in my shop!

© This pattern was designed and written by Wolvyn Creations. You may not sell or reproduce this pattern. If you make and sell and items with this pattern or post pictures of the items made on social media, please credit the design back to me.

Coral Reef Square

Everyone has someone who inspires them in their lives. My inspiration has come from my grandparents. I was too young to remember my grandmother when she passed away, but I was told she spoiled and adored me. After my grandfather passed away, we cleared out the attic from their old house. In the attic there were a couple boxes of yarn. Along with that, we found some crochet hooks, knitting needles, and some notepads with patterns written down. I then decided to keep the notepads, crochet hooks, and knitting needles and see what I could do with them. I started with crocheting and just fell in love with the craft. The pattern I am posting today is an adaptation to a small carnation pattern I found in one of my grandmother’s notepads. When I made the first carnation, I thought the flower reminded me of a piece of coral so I made two color versions for this square; the coral reef version and the carnation square. 

 

Abbreviations:

Dc = double crochet

Sc = single crochet

Flo = front loop only

Blo= back loop only

Ss = slip stitch

FO = fasten off

Ch = chain

Materials:

5mm H size hook

Yarn needle

Worsted weight yarn in color A and B or color A, B, and C for version 2

*In my coral reef version I am using Deborah Norville Everyday yarn

Color A: Coral

Color B: Wild Blue

For the Carnation square version I am using Redheart supersaver in

Color A: Shocking Pink

Color B: White

Color C: Paddy Green

Notes:

Ch3 counts as a double crochet throughout the pattern

Makes a 6in square

If you are interested in a downloadable PDF version, you can buy it in my etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/WolvynCreations/tools/listings/view:table/549537067

Pattern:

R1: with color A, ch3 into a magic circle and work 11 dc. Ss into top of ch3 (12 dc)

R2: working in flo , ch3, work 2dc in same stitch, *3 dc in the next stitch* repeat from * around the circle. Ss to top of ch3 (36 dc)

R3: ch3, work 2 dc in the same stitch *work 3 dc in the next stitch* repeat from * around the circle. Ss to top of ch3. If making the Carnation square, FO and attach Color B.  (108 dc)

R4: ch3, *ss in next stitch* repeat * around the circle. FO (FO Color B as well if you are making the Carnation Square) (108 ch3 spaces, 108 ss)

R5: attach Color B (or color C for Carnation) in a back loop stich of a dc in R1. Ch3, dc in same stitch. *dc in next 2 stitches, [2 dc, ch2, 2 dc] in next stitch* repeat from * 3 times. Dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in first stitch, ch2 and ss to top of ch3.

R6-R8: ch3, dc in ch2 space, *dc in each dc, [2 dc, ch2, 2 dc] in each ch2 space* repeat from * 3 times. Dc in each of the next dc stitches, then 2 dc in first ch2 space, ch2 and ss to top of ch3.

R9: ch1, sc in same stitch. Put a sc in each dc and 3 sc in each ch2 space. Ss to 1st sc and FO and weave in your ends

 

I hope you enjoyed this pattern! If you have any questions don't hesitate to send me a message.

© This pattern is a copyright of Wolvyn Creations. You may not sell this pattern. If you make and sell and item with this pattern or post it on social media, please credit the design back to me and feel free to #WolvynCreations on Instagram, Facebook, or Tumblr! 

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