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Back End Hook Pull Tutorial

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Every Single Human is Creative and has Creative Potential. It’s like a muscle that needs to be worked.

Lisa Congdon

Do you hate how your hook keeps getting snagged? Do you hate how you always have redo your stitch?

Well, I can help with this little technique, it is a life saver.

This technique is perfect for any stitch. You can use any yarn of your choice. The secret 🤫 is how you turn hook, when going into the stitch. It’s almost like you’re a magician or a wizard with your trusty wand.

One night, I was working on a project for an order and wasn’t paying attention, went into my stitch the wrong way. I literally thought I completely did something wrong. My Husband looks at me and asked, “What’s the matter?”

I told him, “I think I just did something wrong.”

He was like, “what do you mean?”

I said, “The way I had my hook turned and did my stitch.” So… I did it again the same way as before and was a amazed. I didn’t do anything wrong, I created something new.

Now, I want to share it with y’all. It actually saves me time and no more having to redo three to four stitches at a time. All, because my hook snags onto the previous stitch or the yarn splits. It’s a true life saver, plus I get to do magic tricks while I am working away.

One thing to also know is …. It’s perfect for any stitch you’re working with.

Now Let’s Begin ….

Materials

Hook — Any size you enjoy (I like my Furls Hooks)

Yarn — Any Type you enjoy …. There is no limit. Simply pick through these below 👇🏻

Step 1: Instead of having your hook facing you, turn it the opposite way from you!!

Step 2: Yarn Over, insert hook into indicated stitch, before Yarn Over: twirl your hook back to face you, Yarn Over, pull up a loop and complete your stitch.

Click to watch how I perform this tutorial.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post.

I hope you enjoyed this technique. XOXOXO

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Box Stitch Modification, Free Stitch Tutorial

Comparison kills creativity. There is room for you. Nobody can do it with your voice, with your experience, with your insight. — Karen Walrond

Rising Hope Beanie with L Hook and yarn Pompom

When I began this technique for this design, in my head I didn’t know what stitch I was making, it just came out this way. That envision just poured out and it was flowing in a way that I couldn’t stop it. These are little things that bring a smile to my face and make me want to keep designing.

The traditional box stitch is worked in 5 double crochet’s in each stitch and going over the chain from previous row. Your next row is worked as follows: single crochet in the first stitch, ch3 skip 3 stitches, single crochet in the last stitch, repeat across.

The traditional box stitch is a beautiful stitch to create. It adds a simple and elegant texture to your makes. The traditional and my modification box stitch are great for:

  • Blankets
  • Beanies
  • Totes
  • Garments of any kind

Today, I will be showing you how to do this modification using my Rising Hope Beanie.

The Rising Hope Beanie takes the box stitch a little further with a modification to it. I hope you will enjoy making this modification for your new beanie.

Rising Hope Beanie with K Hook and Faux Fur Pompom

When doing your box stitch modification, you notice that your Double Crochets are worked in the stitches and around the ch3 in row 3. But, in row 5 and up your double crochets are worked only in the stitches at the beginning of the row and end of the row, in the middle of the row’s the double crochets are worked in the ch3 space.

When doing your ExSc, make sure you pull up a little to give it height and look extended.

Yarn Needed

The yarn I used for this tutorial: worsted weight #4 with a Main Color and Contrasting Color. You may use any yarn in the same category as I used.

Hooks

The hooks I used to perform this tutorial: K (6.5mm) or L (8.00mm).

Other Materials Needed

  • Tapestry Needle (weaving in ends)
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Marker (optional)
  • Tape Measure

Abbreviations/Stitches Used

  • Ch: chain
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • ExSC: extended single crochet
  • R: row
  • **: to be repeated
Rising Hope Beanie w/ K hook and faux fur pompom

Now Let’s Begin…

Starting with Main Color.

After you have completed your brim of choice, either in sc or hdc, you can begin r1.

The stitch count for this stitch works best in multiples of 4, that why if you check out my pattern Rising Hope Beanie you will notice my stitch of 60.

R1: ch1, sc evenly across the top of the brim. Change to secondary color. Slip stitch to first stitch to join.

R2: ch1, sc in the first stitch, ch3, skip 3stitches, *sc in the next stitch, ch3, skip 3stitches*, sc in the last stitch. Change to primary color and slip stitch to the first stitch to join.

R3: ch2, sk first stitch, dc in the next 3stitches and around the ch3 from previous row, *sk the sc from previous row, dc in the next 3stitches and around the ch3 from previous row,* sk the 2nd to last sc, dc in the last 3stitches and around the ch3 from previous row, sk last sc, change to second color, slip stitch to first stitch to join.

R4: ch1, *ExSc in sk stitch from previous row, sk next 3stitches, ch3,* ExSc in the last stitch from previous row, change to primary color, slip stitch to first to join.

R5: ch2, skip 1st stitch, dc in the next 3stitches and around the ch3 from the previous row, *skip next sc from the previous row, place 3DC’S IN THE CH3 SPACE*, skip the 2nd to last sc, dc in the next 3stitches and around the ch3 from the previous row, skip last the sc. Change to secondary color and slip stitch to the first stitch to join.

You will continue this method in the same manner until you have desired rows.

Through R7 with L Hook
Through R17 with K Hook

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and look at this new way to do the box stitch.

Your support and love are very appreciative.

❤️❤️❤️

Much Love, MM_Crochet17

Rising Hope Beanie with L Hook
Rising Hope Beanie with K Hook
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Strike Threw Snowcapped Earwarmer/Cowl/Beanie, Free Crohet Pattern, MM_Crochet17

©️2020 MM_Crochet17, wearing The Beanie

”No One is you and that is your power.”

Shanna Skidmore

When you think that something wouldn’t work, but after many tries, the envision finally took place. I just wasn’t going to give up on this, not at all. Many rip it’s and rip it’s ran through this yarn. It’s just like life, when something doesn’t work and you think you have failed yourself, never give up, because trust me it’s there. Put it aside for the time being and pick it back up the day after. Trust me it will work.

If you know me the one things I am a sucker for are super chunky yarn, big hooks, and puffed stitches. They bring out the joy and happiness in my life. It makes me drool and wanting more. This yarn from Lion Brand Yarn in Hometown USA, was the perfect fit for this design and I couldn’t resist it, but you can use any super bulky #6 yarn that you have been eying. Plus, when I found my N hook from Boye Yarn Crafts my heart was in love at first sight. These two pairings are a dream come true. They make items that are super comfy, warm and squishy items, that just make my world a happy place.

I like big hooks and can’t lie. I like big yarn and I can’t lie. I like big puffy stitches and I can’t lie. These three sentences are all that go through my head, when I get to pick them up and work with them. It just makes me chuckle, while my husband just gives me a weird look each and every time. I look back and say, “What?” He tells, “I just love seeing you this happy with whatever you do.”

If you love super fast projects that work up quick, then you are going to enjoy making this. I wanted to incorporate stitches that were simple and easy to work. The single crochet is my best friend, as you can see it’s just a dream to work, as there isn’t much required knowledge. I then decided to add a little texture, by going into the back loop in the next two rows, to give the effect of a strike through. Which, gave its name.

When it came time doing my puff stitches, I wanted a little twist. Instead of doing the traditional puff with a ch1 to close it, I don’t close the stitch, as it groups each together. It just makes it easier for you to go into the stitch, plus gave it a more definite texture that speaks to me. Always love taking a twist and spin just to play on the textures.

One more thing to add before we get to the deets, this free crochet pattern comes as three patterns in one. Who doesn’t like that? I love it so much when this happens.

Difficulty/Skill Level

Beginner +

Yarn

Lion Brand Yarn Hometown #6 Super Bulky Yarn or any other comparable to recommended. (Beanie/Cowl ~100yds or 2 skeins) (Ear Warmer ~ 60yds or 1 skein)

Supplies/Materials

Hook: Boye Yarn Crafts N/15-10.00mm

Scissors

Tape Measure

Stitch Marker (optional)

Large Eyed Needle (for weaving in ends)

Yarn/Faux Fur Pompom (for beanie, optional)

Abbreviations/Stitches Used

Ch: chain

SC: single crochet

SCFCH: single crochet foundation chain

BLO: back loop only

R: row

PS: Puff Stitch

YO: Yarn Over

FO: Fasten Off

**: repeat

W: Width

H: Height

Special Stitches

Puff Stitch: yo, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo, pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook, yo, insert hook back into same stitch, yo, pull up a loop, 5 loops on your hook, yo, pull through all 5 loops, DON’T CH1, repeat.

SCFCH press here to watch a video from http://www.glamour-4-you.com, this really helped me for getting the hang of the foundation ch.

Measurements

Ear warmer: W-9″ H-4″

Cowl/Beanie: W-9.25″(second puff row) H-9″

Additional Notes

US crochet terminology used.

Ch’s don’t count as a stitch.

In the pattern below I have included three ways you can enjoy this pattern, just to have a little versatility to enjoy it.

If you aren’t comfortable with doing the SCFCH, you are more than welcome to ch36, join ch to the first ch (making sure you have no twist), ch1 and sc in same stitch and repeat across. Join to first stitch and carry on with r2 of the pattern.

Pattern

R1: 36SCFCH and join together.

R2: ch1, sc in the blo same stitch and each blo of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R3: repeat r2. (36)

R4: ch2, puff in the same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R5: ch1, sc in the same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R6: ch1, sc in blo the same stitch and each blo of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R7: repeat r6. (36)

Here you can FO if you could like to have it as an ear warmer or continue onto the Cowl or Beanie.

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Rows 1-5
©️2020 MM_Crochet17
Ear Warmer Pattern

R8: ch2, puff in the same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R9: ch1, sc in the same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R10: ch1, sc in the blo of same stitch and each blo of next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R11: repeat r10. (36)

R12: ch2, puff in same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R13: ch1, sc in same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R14: ch1, sc in the blo of same stitch and each blo of next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R15: repeat r14. (36)

R16: ch1, sc in the same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

Here you may FO and weave in ends to leave it as a cowl, or you may carry onto the last instruction to make the beanie.

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Cowl Pattern
©️2020 MM_Crochet
Cowl Pattern

For making the Beanie, FO and leave a long tail for cinching the top closed. Now, grab your large eyed needle and thread it with the long tail still attached to your hat. You will be weaving your needle in and out every other front loop, when you get to the beginning, pull your yarn tight closing the top of your beanie. Tie a knot to secure it and weave in your ends. Here you may attach any kind of pompom you would like or you can leave it as is.

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Beanie Pattern

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and make this new addition. I really hoped you enjoy it and can’t wait to see what you come up with. Your support and love is really appreciative.

XOXOXO —MM_Crochet17

Please Note

This pattern is for personal use only. Please don’t copy or paste, resell, claim, or recreate any portion of this pattern, in full or sections as it belongs to me. Please don’t use, resell, recreate, or claim any picture as your own, as they belong to me. You may sell what you make from this pattern, but I encourage you to credit back to me as the pattern designer, by tagging my website (mm-crochet17.com), tagging me on social media by using @mm_crochet17 and #mandmcrochet on Instagram, on Facebook @MandM-Crochet.