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My Updates

I am sorry that I have been silent for a few months here. Trying my hardest to figure where I have been wanting to go. Like honestly, wondering if I want to continue to crochet or just let it go.

When I first started, I feel deeply in love, like head over heels. Constantly teaching myself, new stitches, even going into the advanced stitches. I even taught myself how to read patterns, even the things to look for and how to write patterns. That is literally, why it has been extremely hard, to want to give it all up together.

I am telling y’all, that is literally not the case. After, putting myself out there and working with so many different yarn companies, I can’t just walk away. With that, I have so many designs to write and bring out of time out to complete.

In July, I registered to retake my CNA course again and so that I can reinstate. I am literally excited for this next step in my journey and taking care of patients again. I am one step closer to accomplishing this dream and achieve this goal. I have submitted everything need to the board, now I just play the waiting game. I can remember ever since I was a kid, that I wanted to do was to take care of others. Its a sense of pride and joy, that make me happy. That is why I decided to bring myself into the crochet community. To create art in a whole new form, by helping others bring out their creative side and to show the world what you create on a whole different canvas, with just a piece of fiber and a hook.

So, with that being said, I am here to stay and keep doing what I love the most …. Crocheting with my whole heart and not stopping. It also helps me stay focused, motivated, relaxed, calm and reduces my ADHD in the full aspect of my being.

In other news, why I have been wanting to step away, is literally in my own mind, because I have told myself in my own mind, that what I am doing isn’t good enough or even worthy enough to be good. But I and I mean I, is 100% good enough. Just need these horrible thoughts to quit torching my mind with horrible parasites. Now, going to be bringing in all good everything vibes into my mind and keep doing what I love the most and sharing my creativity with others, that find it special.

Also, I have considered stop letting people test my designs, because others have ruined that for me. But, like why you may ask? Because, I have been ghosted numerous times, to where I haven’t and still haven’t heard anything. All they wanted was my design.

THAT STOPS NOW AND GOING TO STOP. I am over it. My husband doesn’t quite understand the whole part about the testing process. Even, when I literally try to explain it to him. Still is like, huh or is like ‘Whatever I am getting cheese fries.’

Explaining the testing process to my husband:

“It’s where they get a chance to create my idea, but while giving me feedback and finding errors within the pattern. Even looking for things that don’t make sense or need to be rewritten. Also looking for grammatical errors and mathematical errors. Making sure my final measurements and yardage are about the same. FINISHING THE TEST IN THE GIVEN AMOUNT OF TIME, IF NOT THAN COMMUNICATING TO ME FOR EXTENSION. Also, when they have completed the pattern providing me with good quality photos and their notes, so the pattern is ready for others to enjoy. At the end of the test they will receive the final copy of the pattern, from their hard work, to make this pattern great.”

My husband tells me, “it sounds they are getting a free pattern to me.”

Me, “yes they will receive that if they finish.”

My husband, “if they don’t what happens?”

Me, “than I will be sending them an invoice and will have to purchase the pattern.”

My Husband, “oh ok, but that is confusing and I am going to get something to eat.”

With that here is my boundaries with testing. Also, be linking this post in my Pattern Testing Page, so everyone understands where I am coming from now and moving forward.

I take pride while I am designing and making from the depths of heart. I want to bring pieces from my memories and to share a part of me with the world. So, this why I have been wanting to close my crocheting door and seal it shut. So many people and including my husband, don’t do it as you will be letting them control you and walk all over you. You are amazing and create beautiful pieces, so keep doing what you love and set boundaries.

Below you will find these boundaries and I stand by them.

My Testing Boundaries

1. Make sure you have the given time to complete in the given time frame, before wanting to commit.

2. Make sure you have or can get the materials to complete the task in given time frame, before wanting to commit to the task. If you are still waiting for the materials make sure you COMMUNICATE with me what is going on, just don’t LEAVE ME IN LIMBO and wondering. I know we can’t control the shipping and what will happen, just COMMUNICATE with me is all that I ask. Respect me and I will do the same.

3. Make sure you are able to give thoughtful feedback and advice, while looking for errors throughout rough draft of the pattern. Before wanting to commit to the task.

4. I know that life happens and things come that are unexpected through what we can’t control, but please let me know so we can work together.

5. If you are almost finished with the task at hand, but you don’t think you are going to finish within the time, than communicate that with me, so we can work together. Just give me the courteous and don’t just ghost me or go rogue on me.

6. When you have accepted the given task, but you feel like it ain’t just going to work out, let me know so I can make the adjustments.

These have all happened to me and I have set these boundaries for now on. I love what i do and where I want to go from here forward. This is my journey and my joy. That is the big reason why I got into designing, to share my passion with others.

Please respect me and I will do the same to you as well. Let’s continue to work with one another.

Also, I am excited to become a CNA again and follow my biggest dream to become a Nurse.

Thank you for being here and supporting me on my journey’s.

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Crochet Foundry Spring Issue 2022 — Review

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Today, this latest Issue has hit the shelves and ready to be adored by you. This issue is all geared and ready for everything SPRING.

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In this newest Crochet Foundry Spring 2022 Issue, you will find, 13 incredible crocheted patterns, in array of different colors, all suited in the HERE WE GROW theme. It’s all about nature and colors that surround us. This Issue includes size inclusive garments, accessories and home decor.

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With the 9 size inclusive garments in this issue, brings in an array of colors of blues, dusty pinks and cool greens to bring all everything garden vibes. Bringing you a lacy vibe for this new SPEING season.

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They have even included 3 accessory crocheted pieces, that will leave looking and feeling fabulous this Spring. Designed in array of blues, green and light greys.

You even get a fabulous home decor crocheted piece, that is inspired for this new issue theme. Bringing the love all Spring gardening into your home.

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There is even more amazing things jammed back in this incredible Issue. Continue reading….

You get 4 amazing articles to read through. 3 that are just packed with great information and useful knowledge.

  • 1st — Introduction into the Crochet Foundry issue pg. 4
  • 2nd — MJ’s Off The Hook Interview pg. 35
  • 3rd — Wanna Make A Living With Crochet pg. 51
  • 4th — The Foundry CAL Makes (Winter) pg. 84
  • 5th — Blocking. Why You Should pg. 92

Each and every Issue, is sponsored by WeCrochet (all the yarn) and Furls Crochet (all the hooks and tools), bringing each design to life.

They included even some codes for you to use, so that you can use the same yarns, hooks and tools, they used for you to make these incredible designs. 👇🏻👇🏻

Furls Crochet — Use code FOUNDRY20, for 20% off your purchase, cannot be combined with any other offers.

WeCrochet Yarn and Furls Cafe Swirl Hook
WeCrochet Yarn and Furls Alpha Hook

WeCrochet — Use code CFSP22 for 15% off any purchase between 2/24/22 – 4/24/22, cannot be combined with any other offers.

WeCrochet Yarn And Furls Ebony Streamline Hook
WeCrochet Yarn And Furls Teak Yarn Bowl

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One great thing I learned and love about these Issues, is the table contents, which is on page 3. You can literally click on anything there and it takes you right to where you want to go. The map through each and every issue, already in plain navigation form, not to make you get lost. FOR EVERY ISSUE!!

They have included 4 support pages from their sponsors that you can click on them and take you those pages, for you to garb new products. Which, I literally find incredibly amazing and useful. They are different products you can purchase as well.

Page 21 — Furls Crochet Wander Yarn, which they have 31 colors in total now

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Page 28 — WeCrochet Yarn, Comfy and Lindy Chain Yarn

Page 49 — Furls Crochet, Leather Project Handbag (which I love mine)

Page 90 — WeCrochet, Free Catalog

For all issues and the patterns, they include the abbreviations in each design, but you can also find it on the last page of the issue. It’s the key for all abbreviations that are included in the issue. I just find that very useful.

Let’s Meet The Designers …

Right after the Table of Contents of this issue, you jump into the section, so can meet the designers featured in the issue. A great way to get a little back story behind and where you can find more ways to follow their journeys.

1st — Anastasia Smith (therealjourneychaneldesigns), designed a Cherry Blossom Tunic 👇🏻

2nd — Erin Ellis (regarding yarn.com), designed a Fiocco Top 👇🏻

3rd — Michelle Moore (mjsoffthehookdesigns), designed a Sow Pretty Twist Top 👇🏻

4th — Amanda Corvello (amandacorvellodesigns), designed a Climbing Vines Shawl 👇🏻

5th — Michelle Ferguson (twobrothersblankets), designed a Plumbago Sweater 👇🏻

6th — Julie Desjardins (accrochet), designed Climbing Vines Knee-High Socks 👇🏻

7th — Victoria Barret (thestitchwithvix), designed a Blossom Trellis Tank 👇🏻

8th — Lenna Haughin (craftybones), designed a Corrie Poncho 👇🏻

9th — Michelle Muskett (talesofknots), designed a Moonflower Bolero 👇🏻

10th — Moon Eldridge, designed a Eventide Skirt 👇🏻

11th — Jessica Herr (herrstiches), designed a Calla Lilly Cardigan 👇🏻

12th — Briana Kepner (brianakdesigns), designed a Garden Crochet Rug 👇🏻

13th — Crystal Buchloz (crystalized-designs), designed a Arbor Tunic 👇🏻

At the bottom of each designer, includes little social icons, where you can find them on and even their websites. Away to get them more and to see what else they are making. Each designer featured, are super talented and are incredible designers, give them a follow.

Each design featured in this issue, have been thought through from the stitch pattern, texture, inspiration, yarn choice and colors, even including diagrams of the design. They even include yarn substitutes choices for you as well to choose from. Helpful notes, special stitch notes and construction guidance, for the making process to smooth nicely, so you can enjoy your piece.

Also what i find appealing to these Issues, are the recipes that they provide. Giving yourself a delicious and yummy treat, while you busy working away. You can also share these treats with anyone or just keep them for yourself, without sharing.

Recipes In This Issue …

  • Strawberry Scone
  • Dairy Free Pancakes
  • Fuzzy Peach Mocktail Cocktail
  • French Madeleines
  • Lemon Blueberry Loaf
  • Dirt Cake

They have included even some tips and a favor as well …

  • Gardening Tip
  • Potted Herb Party Favor Gift
  • Plant Tip

Crochet Foundry Issues for each season, are packed with amazing designs from incredible designers, amazing articles to read through, helpful tips for your enjoyment and amazing recipes to have a delicious snack. Most of all, the flow and layout of the Issues, are well thought out, never leading you a stray to keep you on the path.

Final Thoughts …

Each season is based on a theme, curated through each design and the recipes, wanting you to ring in the next season with pride, for you to enjoy their inspiration. The issues are designed for mapping where you want to go and which pattern you want to make, so you never feel lost and to keep your interest. The digital aspect for each issue is just incredible, taking you to the sponsors website to purchase the featured Yarns, Hooks and Tools, that designers used to design with, even with codes as well to use or even clicking on anything in the table contents to different section of the magazine, to ease you off scrolling.

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You will never be disappointed with any of these issues, new or past issues. I have come to really enjoy the next season issue, getting me really inspired — I know you will too as well.

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Furls Streamline Pride Hook — Review

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On 01/28/2015, I got to celebrate my 7th Year Anniversary, with the most amazing man in my life. That was the day we took the vow to occupy each other’s heart forever.

My beautiful husband and I, up in the Beartooh Mountains.

Good Morning Everyone. I am coming at you with a hook review and a little insight to what this hook means to me.

I received this beautiful as a gift from Lorene Eppolite of cre8tioncrochet.com This hook was also released last year in honor of Pride Month. When I saw this exquisite beauty, I told myself I would treasure it for years to come and take care of this one.

It is striped with each color of the rainbow and that of the Gay Pride Flag. The Gay Pride was created in 1978, at the request of Harvey Milk. The Gay Pride Flag is also called The LGTBQ Flag, which got its name after artist and Gay Rights Activist, Gilbert Baker. Baker chose the rainbow colors not only for the cheerful look, but as they represent the universal symbol of hope. Businesses and everyone that display the flag, show that their space is safe place for all.

The meaning behind each color:

Red represents LIFE

Orange represents HEALING

Yellow represents SUNLIGHT

Green represents NATURE

Blue represents SERENITY

Purple represents SPIRIT

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When I see this hook in use, it brings me to a smile and why I am happy for whom I am as a person, just being me everyday I wake up to start a new day.

When, I was younger, I just knew there was something different about me. I wasn’t happy, as I really couldn’t be officially me in whole. My father at the time in my life told my mom, “My son isn’t going to grow up to be gay!” I tried everything in my nature to not let that happen not one bit. But, that of course isn’t the case at all.

When I was 15 years old, I couldn’t resist with not coming out anymore. I told my mom that I am gay. My mom told me, “are you really sure? Do you think that you are truly gay? I would just wait a little bit longer till you are more older, than come out again. You’re also suppose to be in a relationship with a girl:” My life was crushed. I never received anything sympathy wise from my mom. So, I took back my coming out. My senior year of high school and 2 weeks before my graduation, I told my mom again, that I was gay. I got the same response from her. I even told my mom please let me tell grandma, don’t say anything to her. I was finishing up a project for my final, my grandma comes and sits besides me, proceeds to tell me this, “Colt, I love you and that will never change. You are you and that will never change. Who you love Colt or want to be with, won’t change my love for you.” After she told me all that, I was hurt and upset, because it didn’t come from me, it came from my mom.

As the years went one, I embrace myself and chose to have girlfriends rather than boyfriends, but in October of 2013, my life changed forever. I couldn’t resist MYSELF being MYSELF anymore. I took the liberty bell and rung it, coming out to everyone, to truly and officially be myself forever. My mom still tired to convince me that I wasn’t, but I finally set my mom down and explained it to her. It was hard, but was just tired of hearing why I can’t be with a girl. It’s just not me. Not who I want to spend my life with.

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My mom came to it and did my relatives. My siblings and friends, embraced, supported and loved me for me. They even told I am here for you.

In 2014, I met my wonderful, caring, supportive, kind hearted and amazing best friend. On January 28, 2015 my husband and I got married. We will celebrating our 7th year together and I am blessed to have him beside me.

When this hook is in place, stitching away, these are what I am thinking about. Celebrating me and truly being me. Bring proud and happy to live my life, with a big smile and being happy with my husband.

Now … The Hook …

Do you ever wonder what the Streamline Resin hooks are made of? Well straight from FURLS CROCHET WEBSITE: “Streamline Swirl hooks are first hand cast with a cosmetic-quality resin and resin-based pigments and then turned and carved into the ergonomic Streamline shape.”

The tip of these Hooks, have a needle point tip look to it. Making it easier to go into your stitches, even when you have to go into those chains (not the space). The tighter the stitch, the tip makes it easier to get into them. You really don’t need to pry it in, just a little push and won’t change the definition of the stitch. It will look the same as all the other.

The hook portion, which makes it a crochet hook, grips the yarn to a different level. That grip keeps your yarn on the hook, not loosing it up. It has a deeper traction that keeps it hook in place, not like the conventional hooks.

It has a long neck of the hook. This neck helps control the depth of your stitches. Not bringing the stitch all the way down the neck of your hook, gives your stitch a shallow look, the more you go down the neck, the deeper your stitch looks. This portion of the hook, helps with your traction and tension for your make/design. Also, if your curious, these Streamline Resin Hooks, are perfect for smaller size Tunisian Crochet projects, like gauge swatching it up.

The BASE of the hook. Which, gives it that ergonomic look and feature. This is where you get the size engraved, so you never forget the size you are using. It’s also a great resting place for your thumb, to not hurting or cramping my hand. It also controls the speed of your stitching, if you want to go slow or fast, it works with you in an ease of motion.

I can tell you this: “I literally crocheted 72 squares in four days with breaks, with my PRIDE hook.” It went super fast, with no cramping or feeling like I need a break. The project was a breeze flying off my hook.

Size …

The tip of the hook: ~0.25“

The neck of the hook: ~3”

The base of the hook: ~3.5”

From the tip – base: ~6.75”

The measurements listed above, are my measurements I took from the hook. So, you can a feel of long these hooks are and why they are my go-to.

From FURLS CROCHET WEBSITE: “The resin Streamlines are 0.2 – 0.3 oz heavier. A resin Streamline is 0.75 oz.”

Between the Wooden and Resin Streamlines has a 0.25 oz difference is in their weight, while you are holding your hook and stitching away. To me, they are medium weight, that fits perfectly into your hand.

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To me: when you first pick up your Streamline Pride Hook, it has a cool feeling to it and warms up while you’re busy away placing stitches. I just love that feeling completely, makes me coming back to them. But, it’s the colors and representation of the hook, that keeps me coming back to it.

So … here is some tad bit news that is also located on the website … coming later in 2022 …. PRIDE GLITTER STREAMLINE RESIN … will be released. I am beyond excited and can’t wait. I can’t wait 😜 to get more of these iconic beautiful HOOKS, in my favorite sizes and have the collection (that’s on my list).

I hope you enjoyed reading this review of FURLS PRIDE STREAMLINE. It has a deep meaning to me and why I love mine so much. Thank you 😊 for the support and continued encouragement, it means a lot me.

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Furls Whims Merino Yarn — Review

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Have you ever tried Furls Whims Merino Yarn? Did you know that come in 2 different types — DK (double knit) and Worsted Weight??

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When, I first introduced myself to Furls Crochet, it’s been like almost 5yrs, my eyes were just completely set on this luxurious yarn. I kept telling myself over and over, you need to get yourself some and try it out.

Well …. I got the opportunity finally and I literally love it so much. But, the saddest news is that it has been discontinued, sad drop face, I know. 12/2021 last year is when Furls Crochet decided to let it go, to make more room for newer products coming. But, literally you can still purchase it in their CLEARANCE section on their website HERE.

This yarn is available at affordable price of $7.00, which where it was at $10.00 per skein. Many many beautiful colors to choose from. This luxurious yarn is perfect for all designs/makes you’re ready to put on your hooks, ranging from:

  • Garments: sweaters, cardigans, pullovers, tee shirts, crop tops or ponchos
  • Beanies of any kind
  • Bags of any kinds
  • Amigurumis (crocheted toys)
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From Furls Crochet Website:

“Beautiful and bouyant Z-Twist Crochet Yarn for better drape and better crocheted stiches. This gorgeous 50/50 blend of Fine Superwash Merino & Nylon yarn is perfect for crocheters looking to make sumptuous garments, soft toys, and superbly structured blankets. It’s unique ply will also prevent split stitches and make crocheting easier!”

It has a sturdy feel, making it impossible to in unravel, if you’re making those market bags. With the nylon twined with the fine superwash merino, will with stand all heavy items you are carrying. But, if you are making those delicate garments, it will feel perfect against your skin, provide you warmth and you will be a show stopper.

When I wear or use what I make with this yarn, I literally get people asking me, “Did you make that?” I always respond, yes I did and I didn’t buy it. This was manufactured from my two hands, with this beautiful yarn of 50/50 fine super wash merino and nylon, making it sturdy and holds it shape, for years to come and be worn always.

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From Furls Crochet website:

“AMAZING DRAPE

Whims Merino adds a lovely, airy bounce to your garments and drapes luxuriously without the need for blocking.”

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Before, I get into showing off what I have made with this luxurious and soft yarn, I am going to give you more information about this yarn.

From Furls Crochet Website:

“Fiber Info

Machine wash cold, Cool Iron, Do not bleach

Do not tumble dry, Dry clean (except trichloroethylene)


DK

3.5oz (100g) – 200 yards (182m)/skein 

Light (3) weight yarn, 4 – 5.5mm hooks suggested

16 sc across X 20 rows = 4x4in (10x10cm)


WORSTED

100g (3.5oz), 120 yds (109m)/skein 

Medium (4) weight yarn, 5.5 – 6.5mm hooks suggested

12 sc across X 18 rows = 4x4in (10x10cm)


Whims Merino works up into a beautifully bouyant and superbly structured texture.”

I literally have found a joy and pure love for this yarn. It’s fast to work up and literally slides effortlessly through your finger like butter. Making all your creations/makes, look like you purchased them from a High Top End Store, but what they don’t know is that you made them with your own hands using this incredible Furls Crochet Z-Twist Whims Merino Yarn.

Furls Crochet Whims Merino Yarn brings out the stitch definition and paired perfectly with all your Furls Crochet Hooks, making all your stitches pop and look super texturgoromeous.

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I myself, could use this yarn over and over again. Also, if you are wearing a beanie made this yarn, I can tell that it will go back to its original form, not leaving it stretched out. It has a elastic feel, that will hold to its shape over time of wearing.

I got the opportunity to design a one skein design for Furls Crochet and got to use this yarn for it. I designed a beanie in Adult Size Only in DK lightweight Mustard. This beanie is made brimless, but you can wear it with a brim by rolling up the bottom to even give it a fitted feel it or simply wear it brimless to have a more slouchy beanie.

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I was also provided yarn for another design and for this blog review from Furls Crochet, in colors Charcoal and Light Grey. I designed another beanie inspired for my love of my favorite Disney Villain, Cruella DeVille. I am busy writing up the pattern and can’t wait to share it with you all.

I also started another project using Furls Whims Merino DK Mustard, to create a pouch for all my hooks and notions for my project bag. Showcasing how this yarn literally makes your stitches pop into WOW-Factor.

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I also have a pack of Charcoal and Light Grey in DK, that I am going to be making a garment to be worn all year round. It will be gender friendly, so everyone can enjoy it. So … stay tuned for that day.

I am also hoping to purchase more of this yarn, before it’s slips away forever. Which, makes my heart sad to say this. I literally can use this yarn over and over for all my designs.

So, I urge you to head to the Furls Crochet website, in the clearance section to purchase this luxurious yarn. You will not be disappointed I promise you that.

Thank you for all your support.

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Wander Winter Ridges Blanket Sweater — Free Crochet Pattern

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I am so beyond excited and happy to share this with everyone. I got the opportunity of designing a pattern for Furls Crochet Blog Hop 2021, but as CAL, for the month of December. It made me super proud and happy.

Myself wearing Wander Winter Ridges Blanket Sweater, Free Pattern on Furls Crochet Blog, Click Image to go to pattern

Since, I have decided to design more geared toward Men, this was literally the perfect fitting on top of the pie. As, they were looking for patterns for Men as well and this sweater popped right in my mind. I gave my description and they took it. I wanted a design that was a sweater and blanket mixed into ONE, but would provide you with all the anticipating COZY and COMFY. Also, would be the perfect snuggle partner to have, while you are watching your favorite movies or taking the day to lounge with your crochet or knit in hands. But, it’s also a perfect companion to have on while sipping your first cup of awesomeness or out on your next adventure.

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That’s what brought this SWEATER to life for your enjoyment. It’s a literally a QUICK and EASY to work up, making you have a new SWEATER to be added into your HANDMADE WARDROBE!! Also, be perfect as a special gift for your HUBBY, BROTHER, SON or anyone special in your life. Best part is that is also Unisex as well, so really anyone can enjoy this sweater for any adventures you are ready to explore upon. It is also size inclusive, meaning 8 sizes to choose from: S-5x!! So, everyone can enjoy this sweater.

Really cool features of this design:

  • It’s geared for Beginner + skill level
  • You can color block, color striping, solid color or using many different colors
  • Sleeves can be short, 3/4 long or long sleeves
  • You can roll up your sleeves at the end

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Checkout my testers who literally helped me bring this pattern to life. Their time, skills and feedback, were very helpful to me, to make this a very Beginner + pattern, so very different skill level can enjoy making this Sweater Pattern. Also, you definitely should give them a follow as well.

They each did an amazing job making their sweater. They each chose many different colors and arranging them in such an unique way, gearing towards their personality, which made in even better. They were troopers and very helpful. So, thank you again.

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Design ….

Are you ready to cozy and comfy in the cooler seasons? This sweater will bring that to life for you. Created using just 2 simple stitches, packed with simple textures, will make you sailing through this like a breeze. It’s like sitting on the couch with a nice fresh cup of coffee and cuddling with a blanket, just pull on this sweater and it will do that charm for you, giving you that toasty warm feature you get with your favorite blanket. This will be your new favorite item. Wear this out on those cooler mornings to grab your favorite drink or any adventure your heart is set on. This will be your new favorite paired to any outfit or just taking the day to relax. This sweater is totally Unisex making it for anyone, to enjoy the warmth this will provide.

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Yarn …

This Design I wanted to pick a yarn that brought on the warmth and would keep you cozy, by providing that much needed comfy. That also a littler more heavier than a DK (3) Weight, Worsted (4) Weight Acrylic was my choice, making a good choice. For this, I used Red Heart Yarn Super Saver in Grey Heather and White, more geared for the neutral take on colors (all colors are a total wonderful option). You can also use any type of worsted (4) weight, as it’s in the same category. Furls Crochet Wander Yarn, is perfect option as well for this pattern, it packs the same punch as well to give warmth, cozy and comfy snuggles

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Hook

You know me … I used my trusty and beautiful FURLS CROCHET STREAMLINE RESIN HOOK (Swirl). I used my Cafe H/8 (5.0mm). The beautiful swirls make it my favorite EYE CANDY, but the DELICIOUS TREAT for my design. The ergonomic base leaving it the best resting place for my thumb, making me crochet longer and buzzing through my projects. Get yours Today by clicking the Image below 👇🏻

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Materials …

Hook H/8 (5.0mm) Furls Streamline Swirl (or hook to obtain gauge)

Yarn — Worsted 4 Weight any type (Sample uses Red Heart Yarn Super Saver in Grey Heather and White) (Furls Crochet Wander Acrylic Yarn is a wonderful pick for this design)

Approximate Yardage — S (1300-1400); M (1400-1500); L (1500-1600); XL (1600-1700); 2X (1700-1800); 3X (1900-2000); 4X (2000-2100); 5X (2100-2200)

Notions …

  • Tapestry Needle (for weaving in ends)
  • Tape Measure
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Markers
  • Product Tag (optional)

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Sizes/Measurements

2-4” of ease between each size

  • Small — Width: 24.25” (Fits Chest size 34”-36”) Length: 23.75”
  • Medium — Width: 27” (Fits Chest size 38”-40”) Length: 27”
  • Large — Width: 29.75” (Fits Chest size 42”-44”) Length: 30.25”
  • X-Large Width: 32.5” (Fits Chest size 46”-48”) Length: 33.5”
  • 2X — Width: 35.25” (Fits Chest size 50”-52”) Length: 36.75”
  • 3X — Width: 38” (Fits Chest size 54”-56”) Length: 40”
  • 4X — Width: 40.75” (Fits Chest size 58”-60”) Length: 43.25”
  • 5X — Width: 43.5” (Fits Chest size 62”-64”) Length: 46.5”
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Now, Let’s get started …

Since you have decided on the SIZE you want to make, get your YARN and Hook ready to dive in and make your new SWEATER, you will be wearing this all season long. Keeping you nice TOASTY WARM, snuggled up in all COZINESS and making you feel NICE and COMFY.

Now, Venture to Furls Crochet Blog…

There, you will find the pattern to start making your New Sweater and it’s FREE

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I hope you will enjoy this pattern, just as much as I enjoyed designing it. You will have a new SWEATER in no time and ready to be shared with everyone.

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Winter 2021 Issue Review

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Are you ready to ring in this Winter Season? Well, let’s ringing it in with this newest Winter 2021 Issue hitting the shelves from Crochet Foundry Magazine.

I am super excited over this new Issue that is coming soon. You are totally going to want this newest Issue. Bringing you all snuggles, cozy, comfy and warmth, through each of these designs from 11 very talented designers.

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Crochet Foundry - Winter 2021 Issue

Oh this Winter Season is fast approaching, bringing in the wind and cold, Crochet Foundry is welcoming it through this newest issue. While the days are getting darker and colder, we now have the chance to dress warmer — even through this issue, time to play a little dress up. Don’t think that you can’t keep yourself stylish and fashionable through this Winter Season, just take a look through this Issue.

Theme: Winter Romance

The colors used in this exciting Winter Issue, from these 11 talented Indie Designers, ranging from dazzling pinks, deep purples and mixtures of greys. Also, you will also notice in some of the designs they have included yarn substitutions as well. Shop for your new YARN from WECROCHET and use CODE (pg106) below 👇🏻

Also, the HOOKS from FURLS CROCHET, used with each design are their ODYSSEY HOOKS. Don’t forget that Furls Crochet released the new Iris Odyssey Hook, that you can also use with each of these designs, also the code (pg 106) in this Issue for a NEW HOOK. Get yours Below 👇🏻

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11 Designs: 7 garments and 4 accessories

One feature, I just can’t get over and since it’s a digital magazine, when you are in The Foundry Contents, you can click on the specific item and it jumps you right to where you want to go.

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Do you tend to wear sweaters? Do you like snuggling with a blanket? Do you enjoy wearing a beanie and scarf set? Do you enjoy reading articles? Do you drink or snack while you are crocheting?

I am telling you this and can contest to this as well, these magazines are worth it. They bring some wonderful and incredible designs, in just one issue. Away to keep your hands busy and to try each one. They also include extra bonuses as well, like patterns or DIY projects to try. They have also included ARTICLES, for an enjoyment reads, that are packed with very useful information. But … to me the best and great parts are all the DELICIOUS RECIPES that they offer. A great way for you to enjoy a special little treat for yourself, while you are busy working away on your new project.

Each Issue is Sponsored by:

WeCrochet and Furls Crochet. Bringing you beautiful luxury yarns and beautiful handcrafted hooks. Each design is made using their products. On page 106, they offer coupons to enjoy on new yarn and hooks, now that is worth it.

What is Crochet Foundry Magazine, you may ask? Well this who they are and what they are about.

This their story and commitment, from their website:

Their Story

Crochet Foundry was created in February 2020, when a group of designers came together with a simple mission: To create beautiful garments for women of all sizes. 

The Crochet Foundry Team was delighted with the overwhelming response from the crochet community after releasing the first issue in Summer 2020 with 5 original designs.

Proudly partnering with WeCrochet and Furls, each digital issue continued with 7 brand new designs that celebrated our craft, and encouraged women to create, and wear, their projects with pride. Because every body deserves beautiful crochet.

In early 2021, Furls Crochet purchased Crochet Foundry, warmly welcoming the magazine as part of the Furls family. What this means for our customers is that we will now be able to provide MORE patterns in each issue, MORE content, and MORE support than ever before! Hold on tight! We are just getting started.

Commitment:

There’s nothing we want more than to provide you with a variety of patterns to be made for all sizes, each and every issue. Charming delicates for warmer months. Cozy, comfortable attire for the cooler months. There’s something for everyone. And it doesn’t matter what your crochet skill level is, designers are here to answer questions.

Each design idea is hand selected, providing several styles within each issue’s theme or color scheme. With a variety of crochet designers making our magazing the best of the best, each design comes from the heart. In addition to the Crochet Foundry Magazine, several bonuses are offered each release. The Team at Crochet Foundry knows that the ability to customize your clothing is one of the most appealing reasons to crochet your own wearables! But there’s more. The team has also put together styling tips on how to get the most out of your newly finished project garment!

When you purchase each issue you are receiving garment patterns that are size inclusive (XS-5x), so everyone can enjoy a little beautiful handmade in your life. That is why, I love this magazine so much, always bringing you a new magical pattern from so many talented designers, sharing their creativity with y’all.

Let’s Break Down This Issue …

  • Intro to the magazine and designers
  • The patterns and recipes
  • Learn about the support and coupon codes
  • Abbreviations on the very last page
  • 3 articles, for enjoyment reading

Let’s Meet the Designers and Designs w/ recipes

Make sure you tap on the designers name, give them a follow and see what they are cooking up next…..

1. Jessica Herr designed Bonfire Snuggles Hoodie and Recipe: Homemade Chocolate Frosty

2. Mary Onorati designed Berry Lane Cardigan and Recipe: Berry Steamer

3. Michelle Moore designed Plush & Blush Crop Top

4. Torie Dell designed Yuletide Throw and Recipe: Pfeffernusse (German Spice Cookie)

5. Dianne Hunt designed Dulce De Coco Ruana and Drink Recipe: Coqutio, it’s a traditional Puerto Rican Holiday Drink

6. Alexis Hawley designed Snuggle Up Sweater and Recipe: Hot Chocolate Popcorn (gonna try this one)

7. Victoria Barrett designed Sweetheart Cloakigan; you’ll get a DIY Matching Boot Cuffs, to match (how cool)

8. Samantha Casale designed Wisteria Poncho and Recipe: Cran-Brosia

9. Chelsea Obermann designed Falling Snow Throw and Recipe: Almond Spritz Christmas Cookies

10. Briana Kepner designed Whimsical Cardigan Dress and recipe: Nutella and Strawberry Puff Pastry

11. Crystal Buchloz designed Heart In Your Sleeve Pullover and recipe: Lovers White Chocolate Mousse

Also, Lorene Eppolite designed 2 exclusive bonus patterns for this Issue, Twisted Valley Beanie and Twisted Valley Scarf, to go along with these epic designs, you will only receive when you purchase the Winter 2021 Issue. They are totally worth it, has they pack beautiful textures, you will want with each 7 of the sweaters in this issue or when you are snuggled up with fabulous 2 throws featured in this Issue.

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2 Epic Reads Featured…

1. Have you ever wanted to crochet better or longer? Lorene Eppolite from Cre8tion Crochet, dives right in this topic all about Hand Health and why it’s important. Plus, you get to watch a little video from the founder of Furls Crochet. Very great tips and useful information.

2. Have you ever wanted to know what crochet lingo is? Have you ever wondered what types of crochet lingo there are? Well, now you can get into it, by READING and Understanding the different types and the abbreviations in the crochet lingo, so you can start using them. Giving a little background of it as well, to get you talking like a crocheter.

Each Issue that CROCHET FOUNDRY releases every season, is based on a THEME, picking through beautiful colors to be used bringing you designs from a handful of talented designers, through a very CHIC and ELEGANT, state of mind, making you stand out this HOLIDAY SEASON coming upon us.

Each design is created using very well hand picked stitches, capturing that vision. The designs have a diagram, showcasing how it will look once you’re finished, where each piece will be connected together. Also, each garment design includes instructions to be size inclusive. They provide very well written instructions from Starting your project – Finishing your project, so you can wear them all WINTER long, being warm through the cold. You will also get stitch abbreviations mixed in with the pattern, but you can also go to the last page for them as well (included in each ISSUE). These garments will be be perfect to be worn this Holiday Season at your next get together or gifting a Handmade wearable to someone special this year.

Also, while you are busy away making, make yourself a little special delightful treat, to keep busy. It’s a little simple way to keep inspiration alive. (They sound super delicious)

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Something new they have included in this WINTER 2021 ISSUE, 2 blankets. These 2 throws will keep you all snuggled up warm, while you’re binge watching your favorite shows or taking the day to crochet and lounge. Both throws, are very well designed, including charts to follow along and beautifully written instructions from making your first stitch – to making that very last stitch. You’re going to want to make these, to have every year. Or just simply make them to give as CHRISTMAS GIFTS (they will be perfect for that).

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In Closing ….

I have come to enjoy writing these reviews on these issues. Bringing you insight into the issue and my thoughts about the issue. This is my third review and really happy over this one, because it’s coming out before the Holidays finally come to light, being available in time to make yourself something new to showcase.

They also include delicious drinks and treat recipes, to treat yourself to something special, while your busy working away. The Fall 2021 and Winter 2021 Issues, have included little DIY projects to make little gifts as well!!

Each Issue is very well designed and thought out, to bring a jammed packed great magazine, that will always keep bringing you back.

I enjoy the layout of the magazine. Opening that cover to the final page being turned, keeps you intrigued and guides you, not leading you stray. They provide you with all the tools, making you pick the path, in the Foundry Table Contents, there you choose where you would like to read or browse.

I know you will enjoy this magazine!! It’s Jammed packed with size inclusive garments, 2 snuggly throws, and 2 bonus accessory patterns, also delicious recipes for you to enjoy. So, what you are waiting for?? Get your subscription today with 20% off with code WINTER21, includes Customize Guide and Style Guide, with 2 limited-time bonus patterns, below 👇🏻

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So, the balls in your court. Jump on it now to get 20% off or wait till 11/26. You can start making your next piece to wear to your family gathering or making your next gift for this holiday. Also, these delicious recipes, you can make them for CELEBRATING these HOLIDAYS, to be enjoyed with everyone around.

Thank you 😊 for taking the time to read this review and listening to my thoughts. I hope you snag a subscription to get this issue!!

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Hall-O-Ween Night Pumpkin — Crochet Pattern

Happy Saturday Y’all. I got another pumpkin pattern for y’all. Time to keep growing your pumpkin patch.

It’s quick and easy to work up. I literally timed myself while making this one, you will have it worked up from start to finish, in 45 minutes. This is a stash buster or even a scrap yarn project, trying to use up all the yarn — you’ll want to make this one hands down.

Yea I got a question for y’all, when you do stop making pumpkins? Do you only make them from September-October or do you make them all year long? I can honestly tell you, I might not stop. But, I do have a few more I need to finish writing up and designing as well. So, yeah, I just might be making pumpkins the rest of the year, I think that will be ok.

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Design

Have you ever wondered what holding 2 strands of yarn can create? This pumpkin uses double strands. It creates a bulky piece, you will fall in love. This pumpkin is constructed with using half double crochet and using a yarn under technique and using single crochet with a yarn under technique for the seam. With your double strands held together, not one will come out the same with your color scheme. You will make a rectangle, taking the 2 ends together to seam them and to form a tube. To bring more into a pumpkin shape you will cinch bottom closed first, turning inside out so your seam will be placed on the inside, stuff it and cinch your top closed. Now, comes the best part, you get shape it to form it into a pumpkin, by wrapping your yarn around 4-6 times pulling them tight to create the shape you want. You will enjoy this pumpkin.

Yarn

I want to say thank you to Furls Crochet, for sending me their Wander Yarn for this design. They sent me Thatch and Obsidian, to design this pumpkin. This yarn is 100% acrylic based yarn in worsted weight, category 4. I am telling y’all you have to try this yarn and get yourself some. It’s super soft to the touch, making you not wanting to leave your hands. It slides off your hook like butter. It also has a very nice sheen look to it as well. But, the best feature I love about this yarn and for this design, is the SQUISH factor it beholds. One thing I want to say, it does snag with your top of your hook, so really pay attention to that. You can use my Back End Hook Pull Tutorial, to help not snag your yarn. In closing, this yarn is a new love of mine. It’s affordable $5 a skein, buy 5 or more you get a Free Tote with your yarn. Also, it comes in 24 amazing color options. Don’t forget this as well, Furls Crochet, even offers 14 Palette Packs to choose from.

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Hook

Again, I want to thank Furls Crochet for sending me Streamline Galaxy Solar Flare Swirl I/9 (5.5mm), for this design. The Swirl Hooks are my favorite completely. They are medium lightweight, making you soar through your projects in no time. They don’t cramp my hands, leaving me crocheting for hours. They are also my big Eye Candy, by the blending of colors, creating the Swirl. They came in 11 different color options and in 10 different sizes (G+-P). You will fall in love, like I have over the years. I have using Furls Crochet Swirl Hooks since 2017 and I won’t stop.

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Now… let’s get into what you came for… Hall-O-Ween Night Pumpkin

Disclosure: this pattern is for personal use only. Don’t sell or recreate or pass off as your own, as this pattern still belongs to us. Don’t copy or paste, in portion or full, as this pattern still belongs to us. Don’t translate this pattern in another language or use for teaching, without contacting for permission to do so.

Skill Level — Beginner +

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Gauge

10 rows x *14 HDC* = 4” square

Measurements Before Seaming

  • Width: ~6.25”
  • Length: ~10”

Measurements After Seaming

  • Width: 5”
  • Length: 6”

Materials

Hook: Furls Solar Flare Swirl I/9 (5.5mm) or hook to obtain gauge

Yarn: Furls Wander Yarn in Thatch and Obsidian, 100% acrylic Worsted Weight 4 yarn, you can use any type of worsted weight 4 yarn

Total Yardage for holding both strands: ~50-60

Notions

  • Stitch Marker (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Tapestry Needle (cinching and weaving)
  • Polyfil (for stuffing , about 2-3 handfuls)
  • Stick or Cinnamon Stick
  • Glue Gun (optional)

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Abbreviations/Stitches Used

  • Ch: chain
  • HDC: half double crochet
  • SC: single crochet
  • Slst: slip stitch
  • (): stitch count
  • YU: yarn under
  • YO: yarn over
  • **: special stitch
  • FO: fasten off
  • RS: right side
  • WS: wrong side

Special Stitches

HDC with YU: to being this stitch, YO (as normal), insert your hook into indicated stitch, this part instead of YO you’re going to YU (here your hook will on top of your yarn and the yarn under the hook), pull up a loop (3 loops on your hook), YO (as normal) and pull through all three loops. You have completed your stitch.

SC with YU: to begin this stitch, insert your hook into indicated stitch, YU (here your hook will be on top of your yarn and the yarn under the hook), pull up a loop (2 loops on your hook), YO (as normal) and pull through both loops. You have completed your stitch.

Pattern Notes

US Crochet Terminology used.

Ch’s don’t count as a stitch.

This pattern is worked in turning rows.

You will holding 2 strands throughout the pattern, even when you are cinching and shaping your pumpkin.

You can decide which ends you want facing on the outside after seaming up and which color formation you like the best, to make this happen you will either have your ch side on the back of the last row or have your ch side on the front of the last row, than seam it up.

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Pattern Time …

Start by holding 2 strands and Ch21

R1: in 2nd from hook *HDC* and *HDC* in each remaining Ch. (20)

R2: Ch1 and turn, *HDC* in same stitch and *HDC* in each remaining stitch. (20)

R1-R5 completed. Click Image to Shop Furls Crochet Hooks and Yarn.

R3-24: Repeat R2.

R1-12 completed. Click Image to Shop Furls Crochet Hooks and Yarn.
R1-24 completed. Click Image to Shop Furls Crochet Hooks, Yarn and Accessories.

Don’t FO here. Now we will move onto seaming up your pumpkin.

Seaming

Ch1 and turn, bring the other end up, going into both side, *SC* through each stitch (20), FO and leave a long tail ~5”. Move onto cinching bottom closed.

This is what you should end up after seaming your pumpkin. Click Image to Shop Furls Crochet Hook and Yarn.

Cinching Bottom Closed

Thread your yarn onto your needle, weave in and out of the top of each row, finishing back into where you started, unthread your needle and pull on your tail tight to bring it together. Secure by tying a few knots. You don’t need to weave in your ends, just leave on the inside of your pumpkin

This is how your pumpkin should look after cinching the bottom closed. Click Image to Shop Furls Crochet Hooks and Yarn.

Turn pumpkin inside out (seam should be on the inside) and STUFF your pumpkin.

Pumpkin should look after stuffing. Click Image to Shop Furls Crochet Hooks and Yarn.

Cinching Top Closed

Use Double Strand cut ~ 5-6” long tail

Thread your yarn onto your needle, weave in and out of the top of each row long the top, finishing back into where you started, unthread your needle and pull on both tails to bring it together, closing the top. Secure by tying a few knots. Weave in your ends. Now, move onto to shaping your pumpkin.

Shaping your Pumpkin

With holding 2 strands together cut about 30-32” long tail

Tread your needle, start by poking your need through the bottom out through the top, warp your yarn over your pumpkin, poke needle back through the bottom out through the top, pull tight (also pull tight on the strand hanging out the bottom), warp yarn again around your pumpkin, poke through the bottom out through the top, at this point you’re going to keep warping evenly around your pumpkin in the same process, for a total of 4-6 warps, having a total of 4-6 bumps on your pumpkin.

To finish, your needle is still out the top, simply poke needle back through the top out through the bottom.

Tie a few knots to secure. Unthread needle.

Weave in your ends. Now, you can poke a stick or cinnamon stick in the top. You can also glue the stick or cinnamon stick to the top of your pumpkin, to keep it in place.

Pumpkin completed. Click Image to Shop Furls Crochet Hooks and Yarn.

Final Words

Your new Hall-O-Ween Night Pumpkin is complete. Thank you for taking the time by stopping by to make this. I hope you enjoyed making your new pumpkin. I literally can’t wait to see what colors you choose to make your pumpkin in.

When sharing, don’t forget to tag me on Facebook (@mandm.crochet) and Instagram (@mm_crochet17), using #mandmcrochet and #hall-o-weennightpumpkin, to have a chance to be featured on our stories or feed.

If you have any questions that may arise, please don’t hesitate to contact me at mm.crochet17@icloud.com, I am here to help.

Disclosure

Please don’t copy or paste any portion of this pattern in parts or full, as it’s strictly prohibited. Please don’t recreate, redistribute, or sell this pattern off as your own, as it belongs to us. Please don’t reuse, recreate or sell any photos contained in this pattern, off as your own, as they belong to us. Don’t translate this pattern in another language without permission from us. Don’t use this pattern for any educational purposes without having permission from us. You may sell what you make from this pattern, but I do encourage you link back to our website: mm-crochet17.com, to credit us as the designer.

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Crescent Moon Appliqué — Crochet Pattern

Quick and easy make. A stash buster and scrap yarn project. Bringing the moon to your hands. Finally, you can say to everyone, you have the moon in your hands.

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Have you ever made an appliqué before? Do you know what an appliqué is or what you can do with them?

There are so many appliqué patterns out there. They are a little project you can make, with less amount of yarn. They bring amazing characteristics to any make you are making or use them in the photos you capture.

Here are projects you can add them to:

  • Beanies
  • Bags of any kind
  • Cardigans
  • Cowls/Scarfs
  • Gloves/Mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Tee’s

They can bring them all together. These little items are just perfect to add, rather than, using tapestry crochet. You just simply add them by sewing them on or you can even crochet them onto your projects. Me personally, I love sewing them on.

I can honestly tell you this: this project is literally perfect for both and I made it this on purpose. Sometimes … things like the just happen and they did here.

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Here is a little information about Crescent Moons and why they are my favorite and why I created them:

When the Moon appears early in its first quarter or late in its last quarter, only a small arc-shaped section is visible and illuminated by the Sun.

The orientation of the crescent Moon depends on the time of day, the season, and the viewer’s location.

  • During evening twilight, from January through March, in all of the northern temperate latitudes (from 25° to 50° north latitude, encompassing Canada, China, all of Europe, Japan, Russia, and the United States), the changing angle of the lunar orbit with respect to the horizon orients the crescent with its points, or horns, aimed upward, displaying a benevolent smile.
  • For the remainder of the year, the crescent appears sideways, like an archer’s bow.

At no time of night from any location on Earth does the Moon appear to be frowning; this occurs only around midday, in full sunlight.

The year-round view from the tropics is of a smiling crescent.

If you want to read more about Crescent Moons read them here: https://www.almanac.com/content/captivating-crescent-moon

Once you start, I can tell you that you won’t just stop at one moon. You will have a million moons.

Design

Halloween had been in my mind all month long. From watching all the horror movies, Halloween designs I have made and that eerie Halloween night when you can see the moon while Trick or Treating, the moon is hanging about you. I had yo captivate that feeling. To create that Crescent shape and moon like feeling, I can say it took me awhile, but settled on this one. You start with a chain, your first and last stitch are made in the actual ch’s, the stitches in between are made around the chain. Even, if you choose to make them right on your project, it will be the same sequence as not making them right on your project. I haven’t set a certain hook or yarn, because the hook or yarn will give you a small or x-large size moon. I will give you sample sizes in the hooks that I used so you get a feel.

Yarn

There is no exact yarn for this project. For the samples, I used a worsted weight 4 100% acrylic yarn, which is Red Heart Yarn Super Saver in White and Gold. It just had that more heavier feel I love to use and holds it shape, plus the colors are a wide spectrum that is endless. Feel free to use any yarn weight or type, you have on hand for these moons. Feel free to use any color from your favorite color or the yarn you have been wanting to use for a while now.

If you would like, shop a wide variety of yarn from the links below of my favorite yarn companies:

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Hook

I used my absolutely favorite and best hooks in the world for this design. I used my Furls Streamline Swirl Hooks. They are a medium lightweight hook, they float through yarn like frosting a cake. They glide with the yarn like a match made in heaven. They come in 11 different color styles and 10 different sizes. They are perfect for hands, not leaving them cramping and crocheting for hours, but they are totally Eye Candy, just as much.

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Skill Level

Beginner +

Gauge

Gauge isn’t crucial to this pattern, as I have made it towards using any hook or yarn of your choice.

Measurements

~ Length — Tip to Tip: 1.5”

~ Width — middle stitch: 0.75”

Materials

  • Hook: Any Size
  • Yarn: any weight, any type and any color
  • Tape Measure
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Marker (optional)
  • Tapestry Needle (weaving in ends)

Abbreviations/Stitches Used

  • Ch: chain
  • Slst: slip stitch
  • SC: single crochet
  • HDC: half double crochet
  • DC: double crochet
  • TRC: treble crochet
  • BLO: back loop only
  • YO: yarn over
  • FO: fasten off

Special Stitches

HDC: to begin this stitch, YO, insert your hook into indicated stitch, YO, pull up a loop (3 loops on your hook), YO and pull through all loops on your hook

DC: to being this stitch, YO, insert your hook in indicated stitch, YO, pull up a loop (3 loops on your hook), YO, pull through first 2 loops (2 loops on your hook), YO and pull through last 2 loops

TRC: to begin this stitch, YO over twice, insert your hook into indicated stitch, YO, pull up a loop (4 loops on your hook), YO, pull through first 2 loops (3 loops on your hook), YO, pull through next 2 loops (2 loops on your hook), YO and pull through the last 2 loops

Pattern Notes

There are a few, as this a super quick and easy make.

  • Uses US Crochet Terminology
  • Ch’s don’t as a stitch
  • Instead of going in the actual Ch, you’re going around the base Ch’s
  • The size of your moons, all depends on the size of your hook and yarn you’re using
  • When you get closer to the end of the Ch, simply and lightly, push the stitches up on the Ch, to have more to complete the stitch sequence.
  • To measure your width: you’re just measuring the treble crochet, as they are the center of the moon
  • To measure your length: you’re going to start at the first sc to the Slst, which are the tips of the moon
  • I written this pattern in 3 different sizes all by the ch’s you start with. You get a more of a curve or a straight edge
  • You can make these Moons as a stand alone or right onto your project

Now …. Let’s start making MOONS

1st Moon:

Start by Ch8, in 2nd Ch from hook place a SC, place 2 HDC around the Ch, place 3 DC around the Ch, place 3 TRC around the Ch, place 3 DC around the Ch, place 2 HDC around the Ch, place a SC around the Ch, Slst into the first Ch made. FO and weave in your ends.

2nd Moon:

Start by Ch8, in 2nd Ch from hook place a SC, place 2 HDC around the Ch, place 2 DC around the Ch, place 3 TRC around the Ch, place 2 DC around the Ch, place 2 HDC around the Ch, place a SC around the Ch, Slst into the first Ch made. FO and weave in your ends.

3rd Moon:

Start by Ch7, in 2nd Ch from hook place a SC, place 2 HDC around the Ch, place 2 DC around the Ch, place a TRC around the Ch, place 2 DC around Ch, place 2 HDC around the Ch, place a SC around Ch, Slst into the first Ch made. FO and weave in your ends.

Attaching Your Moon …

Figure out on your make where you would like to attach your moon at. With that, cut a long piece of yarn, thread onto your needle, tie a knot on the bottom, with your moon in given place, sew your moon in place by simply going through the BLO’S along the edge of the moon, tie a knot to secure and weave in your ends.

Attaching Moon right on ….

Figure out where you would like to attach your moon. With that being said, attach your yarn with a Slst, simply follow the steps above for the type of moon you would like to make, after your last stitch you made, Slst it down, FO and weave in your ends.

3 finished Crescent Moons

Final Words ….

Thank you for taking the time to come here and checkout my latest design. Your support for my little crochet world is amazing and means a lot to me. Where, I can keep creating and bringing more designs. I literally can’t wait to see what you do with your new Crescent Moons and the colors you’re going to choose.

When sharing, don’t forget to tag me on Facebook (@mandm.crochet) and Instagram (@mm_crochet17), using #mandmcrochet and #crescentmoonapplique, to have a chance to be featured on our stories or feed.

If you have any questions that may arise, please don’t hesitate to contact me at mm.crochet17@icloud.com, I am here to help.

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Furls Leather Single Hook Case — Product Review

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Have you ever wondered how to protect your prize possessions? Have you ever broke your favorite crochet hook?

Now, you can protect your favorite tool. This is the one item that you need to have. I literally love this safe keeper. It is literally a safe blessing to have.

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You pop your hook in and you’re all set to go. Throw it in your project bag or any bag, you will always have your hook with you on the go. It won’t get lost and have that right size, when you are crocheting on the go. When you need to stop, place that hook back in and you’re all set.

Furls Crochet has really set the bar. They listen and want to keep your luxury hooks safe. This handy tool has some pure benefits:

  • Keeps your hook from rolling around
  • Protects from breaks and shattering
  • Getting tangled in your yarn in your bag
  • You won’t loose it. Always handy when you need it
  • You will always have the right size HOOK, for your current project
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Furls Leather Single Hook Case is made of pure leather. It comes in 2 neutral colors: Black or Tan. It doesn’t bend, which is a huge plus, when it’s in your bag. It keeps your hook in a upright position, to protect the tip and the body of your hook.

It gives your hook extra padding and that right amount of cushion. It’s a perfect blanket for your loves.

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I use mine every chance I get. Especially, when I am busy sewing pieces or cinching up beanies. I will place my hook back in this case, so my hook won’t roll off my coffee table onto the floor. I usually know where my hook is at.

It definitely is a perfect accessory you need to have in your collection. it literally makes life super easier and to protect all my hooks.

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This Hook Case, isn’t just for one type of their amazing luxurious hooks, it’s made for them all. It will fit: Alpha’s, Streamline Wood, Streamline Swirls, Odyssey, Candy Shop and those Limited Edition Hooks.

You just slide your hook in, close the flap and then just put in any bag, walk out the door and you’re set to continue your project even on the go. Which, this little case was designed for.

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Here is what comes off Furls Crochet website:

“Genuine leather holders and travel cases for Furls crochet hooks – the 7″ long holder closes by fitting the top through the strap on the body to hold each hook securely in travel.”

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I can honestly say this: My Leather Hook case never doesn’t get use. It is always with me and protecting my travel hook. I use it every chance I get and to its full potential. It literally goes everywhere I go, when I am taking my yarn on the go, plus I also take all my hooks with me.

I hope you get one, because it help protects your luxurious hooks. We all love our Furl Crochet hooks, telling you to invest in one or two or three. It will save you money and save your hooks.

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Especially, those absolutely Limited Edition Hooks, that are totally EYE CANDY. Like …. Drum Roll Please … Pale Ebony Hook (which is on my list and will have). This case will definitely protect that Spooky Beauty from breaking, chipping and scratching (all Furls Crochet Hooks as well).

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I really hope you consider investing into these hook cases. They will save your pocket and save your hook. You will not be disappointed with your purchase. If you get one or have one, leave a reply on your thoughts. I love mine and won’t stop using mine, I plan on getting another.

Thank you for taking the time to read this review.

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Oozy Bleeding Pumpkin — Crochet Pattern

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Are you fan of handmade decor? Are you a fan of horror movies? Are you a fan of making handmade pumpkins, to add to your collection?

Well … the wait is over. My first pumpkin design is officially ready to be made and placed in your handmade decor collection. I wanted to bring the horror movie fan out of me, so I designed this pumpkin. Featuring, the gory details from when someone in the movies has died.

I know that sounds morbid and horrible, but that is what horror movies are about. Am I right. The first one I seen was Chucky, as he is carrying around that bloody knife. Than, I moved onto to Halloween with Micheal Myers, The Nightmare On Elm St with Freddy Kruger and Friday The 13th with Jason. These were my inspiration and brought it to life.

My Husband was also my inspiration through this design, as well. He thought it would be amazing if I made pumpkins, to put them out on display and a little handmade decor to the house.

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We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.

Stephen King
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Design

This design uses Tapestry Crochet through Half Double Crochet, creating the blood illusion and the dripping of the blood. You make a rectangle, seaming the 2 ends together to form a tube, turning inside out. Cinch the bottom close, stuff it and cinch the top closed. Warping yarn around to form the bumps look-a-like on a pumpkin, with the blood looking like it’s oozing out from the top to the bottom. Grab a cinnamon stick or a stick from your yard, to give it that life like stem.

Yarn

This pattern, I wanted to use a more heavier and sturdier yarn, to create this pumpkin. I had some Yarnspirations Red Heart Yarn Super Saver in White and Cherry Red, I just knew these two were perfect. They are a Worsted Weight No. 4, 100% acrylic yarn, perfect to bringing this fun Hallorror to life.

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Great Substitute Yarn

Furls Wander Yarn; Furls Whims Merino Worsted Yarn; WeCrochet; KintPicks; Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice or Heartland Yarn

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Hook

I love my Furls Crochet Streamline Swirl Hooks, which I used for this design, in my H (5mm) size. They have a lightweight feel, while you are busy stitching away. They have the perfect grip, making me crochet for longer, while not making my hands cramp up.

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This pumpkin will give you all the spooky and creepy vibes, giving you the most SPOOKTACULAR Halloween ever. Hope you enjoy this gory pumpkin.

Now, let’s get into this …

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Skill Level: Beginner +

Gauge

16 HDC x 10 rows = 4” square

Measurements

Length before seaming: 10”

Width before seaming: 5”

Finished Measurements

Width: 5”

Length: 5”

Materials

~ Hook: H (5.0mm) or to obtain gauge

~ Yarn: Worsted Weight No. 4 in any type, using White and Red ~ 50 – 60yds total

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Notions

  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Stitch Marker (optional)
  • Tapestry Needle (weaving and cinching)
  • Polyfil (~ 2 handfuls for stuffing)
  • Stick or Cinnamon Stick
  • Glue Gun (optional)

Abbreviations/Stitches Used

  • Ch: chain
  • SC: single crochet
  • HDC: half double crochet
  • MC: main color
  • CC: contrasting color
  • R: row
  • St: stitch
  • (): stitch count
  • YO: yarn over
  • FO: fasten off

Special Techniques

Carrying the yarn: when you’re carrying your yarn and turning, after the second stitch, lightly pull not your working yarn tail to hide the opposite color yarn, so that it’s not too visible.

Changing Colors: there are so many tutorial videos out there on YouTube you can find, but this is how I do it. Before completing indicated stitch, let go of working yarn, YO and pull 2nd yarn through all loops on your hook, pull on the dropped yarn to tighten the stitch and locking it

Shaping Pumpkin: when wrapping yarn around pumpkin, make sure you pull tight to form the crease and the round bumps of a pumpkin. Make you sure you warping evenly.

Notes

This pattern uses US Crochet Terminology

Ch’s at the beginning of the row DON’T COUNT AS STITCHES

This pumpkin pattern is worked in turning rows

This pattern uses Tapestry Crochet, to create the blood illusion color work

Don’t FO any color, you will be carrying them both throughout

Pumpkin is worked as rectangle, taking the small ends and seaming them together to form a tube, cinch the bottom closed by weaving in and out, turn inside out, stuff it, cinch the top closed by weaving in and out, than shape the pumpkin

When stuffing, you don’t need to pack the stuffing in, I used about 2 handfuls, it will help keep the pumpkin to sit on its own

Red can be on top or bottom, that will be how you decide which one to cinch up first

You can either poke your cinnamon stick or stick in the top of your pumpkin or glue it with a glue gun

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Pattern Time ….

Time to start making your Oozy Bleeding Pumpkin. Gory Horrific Instructions below👇🏻

Start with MC and Ch21

R1: in 2nd ch from hook, place a HDC and in the next 8 Ch’s, switch to CC, HDC in the next 2 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next stitch, change to CC, HDC in the last 9 Ch’s (20)

R2: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 12 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the last 8 stitches (20)

R3: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 12 stitches, switch to CC, HDC in the next 8 stitches (20)

R4: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 8 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 12 stitches (20)

R5: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 6 stitches, change to CC, HDC in the next 6 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next stitch, change to CC, HDC in the next 7 stitches (20)

R6: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 14 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 6 stitches (20)

R7: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 8 stitches, change to CC, HDC in the next 2 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next stitch, change to CC, HDC in the next 9 stitches (20)

R8: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 12 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 8 stitches (20)

R9: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 12 stitches, change to CC, HDC in the next 8 stitches (20)

R10: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 8 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 12 stitches (20)

R11: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 6 stitches, change to CC, HDC in the next 6 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next stitch, change to CC, HDC in the next 7 stitches (20)

R12: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 14 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 6 stitches (20)

R13: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 8 stitches, change to CC, HDC in the next 2 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next stitch, change to CC, HDC in the next 9 stitches (20)

R14: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 12 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 8 stitches (20)

R15: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 12 stitches, change to CC, HDC in the next 8 stitches (20)

R16: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 8 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 12 stitches (20)

R17: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 6 stitches, change to CC, HDC in the next 6 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next stitch, change to CC, HDC in the next 7 stitches (20)

R18: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 14 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 6 stitches (20)

R19: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 8 stitches, change to CC, HDC in the next 2 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next stitch, change to CC, HDC in the next 9 stitches (20)

R20: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 12 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 8 stitches (20)

R21: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 12 stitches, change to CC, HDC in the next 8 stitches (20)

R22: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 8 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 12 stitches (20)

R23: Ch1 and turn, HDC in the next 6 stitches, change to CC, HDC in the next 6 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next stitch, change to CC, HDC in the next 7 stitches (20)

R24: Ch1 and turn, HDC tin the next 14 stitches, change to MC, HDC in the next 6 stitches (20)

Don’t FO. Move onto seaming.

Seaming

I used Single Crochet seam, for the toughness it provides holding them together. To keep it in the same colors, after finishing last row: don’t FO, keep carrying MC, SC through both ends of the first 6 stitches, change to CC, SC through both sides of the next 14 stitches, FO white about 5” long; FO MC, weave in red end.

This is what you will end up with after seaming and cinching bottom closed.

Cinch Bottom Closed

Now …. Take the CC, weave in and out of each stitch along the bottom, pull tight to close the bottom, tie a few knots to secure and turn pumpkin 🎃 inside out.

How bottom should look after cinching it closed.
Bottom after cinching and before turning inside out

Now, Stuff your pumpkin here to the top.

Now … Let’s cinch the top close

Take about 6”-7” long yarn tail, inserting your yarn through the top of every stitch, start by weaving in and out along the top, coming the same stitch you entered, pull the yarn tail tight to close the top, tie 2 knots to secure and weave the tails in the pumpkin 🎃. Or you can simply make top hole a little tighter by weaving tails around and pulling it tight, tie a few knots to secure and weave those ends in.

How top should look after cinching it closed.

Now ….. Let’s shape the Pumpkin 🎃

You can warp around pumpkin 4-6 times, I chose to do 5 times.

Take a long tail about 30”-32” long, insert needle from the bottom of your pumpkin up through the top, warp the tail around, inserting back through the bottom through the top, warp again another 4 times inserting back through the bottom through the top, after the last one, bring your yarn back through the top to the bottom, tie 2 knots to secure, weave the tails into the pumpkin 🎃.

How pumpkin should look after warping around

Now …. You can add the final touch by placing a stick or cinnamon stick to the top or gluing it to stay in place.

Now, you can add a stick or cinnamon stick into the top hole or if the hole is a little tighter you can glue it. Click Image to Shop Furls Crochet hooks, yarn or tools.

Your New Oozy Bleeding Pumpkin 🎃 is completed. Now, Let’s see your horror inspired Pumpkin.

Thank you for taking the time to make this pattern. I really hope you enjoyed making it as much as I did creating it. Your support and love are appreciated.

Finished Oozy Bleeding Pumpkin. Click Image to Shop Furls Crochet hooks, yarn and tools.

When sharing, don’t forget to tag me on Facebook (@mandm.crochet) and Instagram (@mm_crochet17), using #mandmcrochet and #oozybleedingpumpkin, to have a chance to be featured on our stories or feed.

If you have any questions that may arise, please don’t hesitate to contact me at mm.crochet17@.icloud.com, I am here to help.

Please don’t copy or paste any portion of this pattern in parts or full, as it’s strictly prohibited. Please don’t recreate, redistribute, or sell this pattern off as your own, as it belongs to us. Please don’t reuse, recreate or sell any photos contained in this pattern, off as your own, as they belong to us. Don’t translate this pattern in another language without permission from us. Don’t use this pattern for any educational purposes without having permission from us. You may sell what you make from this pattern, but I do encourage you link back to our website: mm-crochet17.com, to credit us as the designer.