Morning Mist Triangle Scarf

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I’m on a roll lately!

I’ve been wanting to share this project with y’all for a little while now and I think that this is as good of a time as any! I was strolling along in Michael’s looking at the yarn and trying to feel inspired. I wanted something that was cozy, maybe with some natural fibers in it, but also more in the scarf realm of accessories. I’ve been in love lately with the Virus shawl stitching (I think I am going to make a million of them and store them back for Christmas and birthday presents for people, maybe even throw them up on the Etsy shop), but I wanted to go with some nice basics before I venture into creating patterns of my own with more complex mathematics behind it.

And so I found it. A ball of this super cozy Touch of Alpaca yarn from Lion Brand! I haven’t really worked with an Alpaca yarn before, so I was quite excited for finding a good project for it! I also didn’t want to waste too much time, simply because here in sunny SoCal there is a definite time stamp for warm clothing and accessories and it is usually very brief. I feel for those of you in much colder climates with longer bouts of weather, but here in California they come fast and don’t stay long, which makes it a bit tricky for knitters and crocheters. Venturing into the thick of April, we’re pretty much going to be in summer mode really soon.

(It’s also because of this lack of watery seasons that we have drought issues and fire seasons that last a lot longer than they used to, but hey)

 

 

So here’s a project for the tail end of winter weather but can still be used for the chilly days and evenings ahead as Spring wakes up! I’m calling it the Morning Mist Triangle Scarf because it’s such a lovely gray color and the wispiness of the Alpaca yarn really spoke to me. I hope you enjoy!

Materials:
1 Ball of Lion Brand Yarns Touch of Alpaca
(I used the color Oxford Grey)
I hook (5.5mm)
Scissors
Tapestry needle

 

Terms Used (US)
DC = double crochet
ch = chain
trbl = treble crochet
sl st = slip stitch

 

 

 

Instructions:

Starting with a Magic Circle
Row 1: Insert your hook into the middle of the Circle, pulling up the working yarn, and Chain 4. 2 DC into the Circle, ch 1, 3 DC into the Circle

Row 2: Ch 4 and turn, 3 DC into the top of the previous DC, ch 1, [3DC, ch 1, 3DC] into the ch 1 space, ch 1, 3 DC into the 4th chain of the previous row

Rows 3: Ch 4 and turn, 3 DC into the top of the previous DC, ch 1, 3 DC into ch 1 space, ch 1, [3DC, ch 1, 3DC] into the ch 1 space, ch 1, 3 DC into ch 1 space, ch 1, 3 DC into the 4th chain of the previous row

At this point, you’ll see that the combo I’ve labeled “[3DC, ch 1, 3DC] into the ch 1 space” is your center point. From here you’ll build out your triangle, doing 3 DC into every ch 1 and 4th chain of your previous row at the end EXCEPT for the center point where you’ll do the combo.

Do this until you’ve reached 29 rows!

For the scallop edging:

Usually with scallop edging, you have to count more specifically with how many individual stitches until you begin the next scallop, but I think that it is a much easier process with the granny triangle that we’ve got here, since you’re working with the large gaps created by the chain 1 spaces between the granny clusters.

Ch 3, 2 trbl crochet into the first ch 1 gap, sl st into the next ch 1 space, 5 trbl into the next, sl st into the next, and continue until you reach the center ch 1 space
In the center ch 1 space, 3 trbl, ch 1, 3 trbl and sl st into the next ch 1 space.

 

I really enjoy the simplicity of this scarf even though it might look a bit more complex. The deceptiveness of it is A+! You can whip this scarf up in absolutely no time at all and be ready for a coffee date, like so:

 

Thank goodness for those fun Snapchat filters, am I right? If you’re digging that sleeve in the picture, it’s my Irish Flag Coffee Sleeve, since I’m a sucker for coffee cozies you know! Alright, time for me to go grab coffee and get back to the yarn. Hope you all have a great rest of your weekend!

 

Until then,
Gilliane

 

 

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Bunny Butt Coffee Sleeve

 

 

Hey friends!

 

I have been absolutely awful about getting fresh posts up on the blog. The internet hasn’t been working with me, but that’s okay! Where there’s a will there’s a way, right? And this is my second post today! Check my other one over here! So I’m back to share this adorable quick little project with you: the Bunny Butt Coffee Sleeve!

 

Isn’t he cute? I know that Easter is literally right around the corner, but this is going to be perfect for the springtime drinks that are coming your way, I just know it. Everyone has been doing the iconic bunny face + ears combo which is so classic and lovely, but I wanted to flip it on its head with this project.

 

Bunny booty!

Literally.

And make it a bunny booty instead. I think that it adds this really delightful 3D aspect to the sleeve which gives it that dash of personality. So cheers and bottoms up for this newest coffee sleeve!

 

 

Materials:

Bernat Softee Chunky yarn in Gray Heather
Loops and Threads Charisma yarn in White
K hook 6.5 mm
Clover pom pom maker
Scissors
Tapestry needle

Terms Used (US)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain

 

 

Instructions

Sleeve Body:

With your Gray yarn and K hook, chain 23 and slip stitch to form a circle, taking care not to twist the chain
Round 1: Ch 1, sc into slip stitch and each chain around, slip stitch into your original ch 1
Rounds 2-7: Repeat Round 1. When completed with your final round, sl st off and weave in those ends!

Bunny Tail:

Craft your bunny tail using the pom pom maker instructions with the White yarn. You can also definitely create the pom pom by hand if that’s your preference! I used the Clover pom pom maker, specifically the green one from this set here. Take your pom and attach it into the middle of your Sleeve, tie it securely and trim off the ends!

Bottoms up!

Have a great weekend, everyone! And a happy (or hoppy) Easter if you celebrate!

 

 

Until then,
Gilliane

 

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Brain Slug Inspired Headband

Hey there, guys and gals!

 

This post today comes from a project that I had completed over the summer which I really enjoyed. San Diego Comic Con was coming up and I wanted to come up with a variety of pieces to wear for each day, just for fun. I really enjoyed seeing other yarny crafters’ ideas, showing off their skills and love of pop culture. You can check out my recap with this post! One of the projects that I myself had put together was a headband that looked like one of the brain slugs from Futurama. I wanted something simple that I could put together for the event that wouldn’t be too obtrusive and I think that this one fit the bill.

It’s a nice quick project and I think you’ll enjoy it. With the convention season off to a strong start (WonderCon, in Anaheim, CA, was just this past weekend!), perhaps you’ll be looking for something simple but also nerdy and funny. So enjoy and let me know how it turned out for you!

 

Materials:

4.5 Crochet Hook
Worsted weight yarn in a green color
(I used Big Twist Premium in Sprout)
White felt
Green felt
Permanent marker
Hot glue gun (I’m sure crazy glue would work as well)
Headband (find a similar set here)
A small amount of poly fiber fill for stuffing

 

Terms Used (US):

sc = single crochet
st/sts = stitch/stitches
trbl = treble crochet
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain

 

Your slug is going to be done in a couple of pieces that will be assembled together. The pieces will consist of the Body, the Base, and the Antennae. We’ll start with the Body since it’s your largest piece of the puzzle.

 

 

Body:
With your yarn, start with a magic circle

Round 1: Ch 1, 12 sc into magic circle. sl st into beginning ch 1
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc into each stitch around, sl st to beginning ch 1
Round 3 – 13: Ch 1, sc into each stitch around, sl st to beginning ch 1
Bind off

 

Base:
Start with another magic circle
Round 1: Ch 1, 12 sc into the magic circle and sl st to the beginning ch 1
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc into each stitch around and sl st to the beginning ch 1
Round 3: Ch 1, sc into each stitch around and sl st to the beginning ch 1
Do not bind off

 

You can begin attaching the Base to the Body with a sl st to connect the pieces. Ch 1, sc into the sl st, and single crochet matching the scs from each piece, creating the seam between the two pieces. Work half of your seam, and then start stuffing your Slug. It’s harder to stuff the body and THEN try to seam your pieces together, so at least get them lined up and halfway stitched together, and then start stuffing! Like so:

 

 

 

Once you’ve stuffed your Slug and feel good about its fullness, then continue to finish the single crochet seam and sl st to the beginning ch 1. Don’t bind off

This will cause a small pucker to form at your base and will give you the launch pad for the little tentacles, which we will be working in scallops.

Scallops:
Ch 1, skip 1 stitch, 5 trebel crochet into the next stitch, sl st the next, sk st, 5 trbl, and continue to the end of the round, sl st and bind off.

These will form your little undulating “legs” for the Slug!

 

Now let’s put some antennae on this guy!

 

Antennae:

(You’re going to make 2 of these)

Leave a small beginning tail and ch 7, then 3 sc into the 2nd chain from the hook
Sc back around to the beginning chain
Bind off with a bit of a tail and stitch it into the top of your Slug, wherever you’d prefer. Tie your ends into a nice knot and tuck your ends into the Body of the Slug!

 

 

He’s looking more alive now, but now he needs an eye!

 

 

Remember in the materials list when I said you need felt? The time has come! I’ll give you an approximation of how big the rounds of felt should be, but I literally just used some appropriate lids to trace circles for them. You’ll need one circle of white felt and another circle of the green felt.

Let your glue gun heat up while you’re tracing and cutting out your felt if you’re using one. I felt a glue gun would be the most effective option, but you can go with the type of adhesive you feel the most comfortable with or have laying around the house.

The white felt circle will need a dot in the middle of it, which you can draw in with the permanent marker. This is going to be the eye of the Slug. The green one will be going underneath the Slug and help you keep it on the headband.

Glue your white felt onto the middle of the body of your Slug where you’d like the eye!
Take your Slug and place it on the top part of your headband where you’d like it to go. In the show Futurama, which directly inspired this project, they’re situated off to the side of the person’s head, as you can see in this image:

 

 

And that’s what I went with with my headband, though you are free to place it where you’d like. Once you’ve picked where you want it to go, lather up some glue on the bottom of your slug and some on your green felt and sandwich your headband between the 2 pieces. It’s slightly chunky for the headband on its own and the felt on the bottom gives it extra stability. (I’ve suggested green since it would more readily blend in with the green of the Slug itself, though you could just use another piece of the white felt and make sure it didn’t tuck out too far of your Slug body.

 

Once the glue has cooled down and/or dried, you’re good to go! You’re ready to join the Brain Slug Party! I hope you like working with this pattern and I’d love to see your work, so feel free to tag me on the Internet!

 

Side fun:
Here’s a shot of me at San Diego Comic Con in 2017 wearing my Slug while working on some other projects in my downtime.

 

Conventions can get wild and it’s necessary to decompress from the madness! I’ve shared the patterns for the projects in the past here on the blog. I’m holding a pair of Ewok inspired ears, which you can find on my Crochet Animal Headbands post, and on the table is a pair of gloves worked up from my pattern Granny Gone Chic Gloves!

 

 

Until then,
Gilliane

 

 

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Irish Flag Coffee Sleeve

Shout out to IKEA for this awesome impromptu photoshoot setting 😉

 

 

Hey there, friends and happy Monday!

 

I’m back! I have a new pattern and I hope you enjoy it! I’m a fan of St. Patrick’s Day, which is coming up this weekend, and can’t get Irish soda bread off my mind. It’s so delicious–if you haven’t had it, search for it in your local grocery store! They are delicious cold or warm and delightful with butter! But aside from bread, I think it’s a nice little cultural holiday, representative of my own cultural background, and wanted to come up with something fun to celebrate!

 

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you already know that I am a HUGE fan of coffee sleeves. I think they are so versatile and I love creating new patterns to personalize my favorite cups of hot goodness–tea and coffee and hot cocoa oh my! Might as well have a different sleeve for every occasion, right? So I thought I’d go back to the drawing board and whip something up with some various colors I have in my possession.

 

Because coffee sleeves (or cozies) are so versatile, personalizable, and great stash busters, you don’t have to use the same colors that I did. You just need to know that this pattern is worked in worsted weight yarn and I will tell you what yarns I used in case you also have tidbits of those in your own stash! So let’s get to work!

 

Materials:

5.0 H hook
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Red Heart Super Saver in Pumpkin
Red Heart Super Saver in White
Impeccable in Kelly Green

 

Terms Used (US):

sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
ch = chain
st/sts = stitch/stitches

Instructions:

With hook and Kelly Green, ch 32, and slip stitch to beginning of chain to form a loop, taking care not to twist the chain
Round 1: Ch 1, sc into first chain of base, sc into each stitch around, sl st to beginning ch 1
Rounds 2-3: Ch 1, sc into sl st and all sts around, sl st to beginning chain

Introduce your next color, White, however which way you feel comfortable. I personally feel more comfortable binding off my previous color and then introducing my new color with a slip stitch, though others feel okay with doing their color change as they’re finishing off the last stitch of the previous Round. Go with whatever makes you feel better as a crafter and your confidence level, and start your next round

Round 4: Once your new color is introduced, ch 1, sc into your newly created sl st, sc around and sl st to beginning chain
Rounds 5-6: Ch 1, sc into sl st, sc around to beginning, sl st to beginning chain

 

Now throw in your final color: Pumpkin. Keep your color change consistent, so whatever you did with your previous change, keep it up!

 

Rounds 7-9: Ch 1, sc into sl st, sc around to beginning, sl st to beginning chain.

After the end of Round 9, bind off and weave in all of your ends

 

Your new coffee sleeve is ready to party!

 

 

Hope you guys have a great St. Patrick’s Day! I’ll catch you all soon 🙂

 

Until then,

Gilliane

 

 

p.s. If you’re digging this coffee sleeve pattern, then I’d like to point you over to some of my other sleeve patterns in what is turning out to be its own series! Check out the Hygge, Santa Belly, Frankie, and Top of the Class coffee sleeve patterns and get yourself some sleeves for every occasion!

 

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Resolutions

Hey everyone!

 

Happy New Year!

(It’s not too late to say that, is it??)

Welcome back to the blog, it’s a new year and a new post about my thoughts on the upcoming year, crafting and otherwise. What are your resolutions? It’s okay if you’ve already “broken” them, I’m not judging! You can always get back up on that horse. Haven’t made any yet? That’s ok, too, there’s no rush, you can resolve to do things better whenever you want. That’s kind of the beauty of resolutions, you can do them whenever, they’re just more popular to start at the beginning of a new year. You can start on March 2nd if you want, or August 27th, your resolutions are your own.

I’ve got a wild year already up and running and it isn’t about to slow down anytime soon. 2018 is just going to be a crazy year with getting our new house up and ready and planning our wedding which is set for December–everything is just going to fly fast! But I can’t let go of my favorite things in the melee: yarn. I have to set for myself resolutions to keep in mind and work on them throughout the year, not letting the excuse of other things get in the way of my other goals.

One goal I have is to learn new types of stitches! There is such a wide, vast, variety of stitches that are available to us as crafters and I want to tap into that font more this year. I started toward the end of last year by learning the Arcade Stitch via Wool and the Gang. They shared this helpful tutorial and I went from that to create a scarf. Learning new stitches is a great way to just run through balls and skeins of yarn to complete new and interesting scarves.

 

I have also learned the Linen Stitch. This is a really great and simple stitch, I’ll definitely be using it for other projects. You can find a thorough explanation of the stitch here. One I have in mind is from Rescued Paws Designs, their Jane Blanket is so beautiful.

 

Aside from learning new stitches, I’d like to work at being a better blogger: taking pictures, creating more posts on my reviews of yarn I have liked (or disliked), updates on my goals, creating more patterns to share with you! I also need to figure out how subscriptions work, especially with the little pop-up reminder for those who haven’t subscribed (it’s currently in the right-hand sidebar of the blog). Who knew there were so many technical facets to craft blogging?? I’ve been stressed lately, but that is no excuse for my laziness, so I’ll be endeavoring to do better. 2018 is going to be a great year!

 

What are your goals for the upcoming year? I’d love to hear them! Feel free to share in the comments, as well as via social media. You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, let’s connect!

 

Until then,

Gilliane

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Sienna Scarf Crochet Pattern

 

 

Hey guys!

 

I’ve been a flurry of posts this week, trying to catch up after a long absence on here (over a month?) It’s been a crazy quarter, with trying to work on requests (one I’ve been working on for FAR too long), craft fairs, wedding stuff, a pulled hand muscle (check out this article I wrote on taking care of yourself because I didn’t take my own advice) and the passing of a relative. But just because I haven’t been updating on here doesn’t mean that I haven’t been working on projects. Check out my instagram for the current works in progress!

Today I have for you a new pattern for this super luscious scarf that I whipped up in a short amount of time–perfect for all of the last-minute projects you might want to crank out for Christmas, which is less than 2 days away!

 

I, personally, am not ready. You know how you get things ahead of time and then pat yourself on the back, slow down and lose the momentum you had to finish up present buying/making? Yeah, that’s where I’m at on my Christmas shopping. Whoops. But we’ve all been there…

 

But here’s a scarf to help you out, and it’s from this delightful yarn I found over at Michael’s a few weeks back called Braid Big from Loops and Threads! I worked up a whopping 3 different projects from one ball o

f this magic yarn and if there’s one thing I love, it’s getting mileage from good yardage in my yarn. Yarnage? (We’ll work on it.) But it has 262 yards of super bulky yarn so when you work with large hooks, these projects pretty much complete themselves. Easy peasy. Also, the self-ombre effect in the yarn makes for a lot of versatility in the colorway, which is perfection for a lazy person like myself who detests color changes! Heeeeey

 

So in this post I’ll share this scarf pattern, called the Sienna Scarf.

Materials:

One ball of Braid Big! from Loops and Threads
(I used the colorway Tan)
P hook (11.5mm)
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Piece of cardboard measuring about 6 inches, or however long you want your fringe

 

Terms Used (US):

sc = single crochet
DC = double crochet
ch = chain

Instructions:

With P hook, chain 12
Row 1: DC in 3rd chain from hook, sc next stitch, [DC, sc,]*, repeat * to end of row. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 2: DC in sc from previous row, sc next stitch, [DC, sc]*, repeat from * to end of row. Ch 2 and turn.
Repeat Row 2 until the piece measures your desired length. In my case, I eyeballed it by working until the piece measured where each end touched a hip when worn around my neck.

 

Fringe:

Grab your piece of cardboard. I used a mailer I’d received from Barnes and Noble because I thought that would make a good length for fringe. You can find inspiration anywhere! Wrap 24 times around your piece of cardboard and cut at one side. You’re going to need 24 lengths of yarn. Take 3 strips at a time and place them evenly on each end of your scarf. Voila!

Doesn’t that look dreamy? Look at all of that squish! I hope you enjoyed this latest post and hope to see you soon! Good luck with all of your holiday crafting, may the odds be ever in your favor! If you want some other quick projects, check out my patterns for the Hygge Coffee Sleeve and Crochet Animal Headbands!

 

Until then,
Gilliane

 

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Quick Squish Scarves

Hey everyone!

 

Christmas is coming too fast! Doesn’t it feel that way? I thought I had more time, but I guess that’s true of most things. I did a couple of craft fairs this season and the question I was asked most frequently was “Do you have long scarves?” My answer, surprising and unfortunate, was no. I have a love of the circular neck warmers and really didn’t have anything in the way of simple long scarves. You learn something new at each fair!

So I set out to change that and whip up a couple of scarves to change up my stock and run through extra balls of yarn I had that I had decided against the projects I originally planned. If you’re panicked for time and want to make some scarves for the people in your life, this is the perfect option. I worked these two scarves in Loops and Threads Charisma, using 2 balls worked together for extra volume and warmth.

They’re very simple and are fast, super fast, to work up, so if you want that plush goodness–I got you, boo.

 

Materials:

2 balls Loops and Threads Charisma
(I used 2 balls of Taupe and 1 of both Red and Charcoal, respectively)

Q hook

Tapestry needle

Scissors

 

Directions:

Working two strands as one, chain 10

Row 1: HDC in 3rd chain from hook, HDC across (8)

Row 2: ch 2, turn. HDC across (8)

Continue repeating Row 2 until you’ve reached your desired length. I kept going until I was close to the end of the yardage for super long scarves.

[If you want a thinner or wider scarf, just make sure to chain an even number and HDC in the 3rd chain 😉]

I did my last row in single crochet, which you just chain 1 and single crochet across.

Bind off and weave in the ends, now you’re ready to throw a ribbon around it or toss it around your neck!

I hope you enjoyed this pattern and, while it’s perfect for your last-minute crafting, it will also be perfect as a nice basic scarf for you to enjoy throughout the year and in a variety of colors. Happy crafting and best of luck with getting everything done!

 

Until next time,

Gilliane

 

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Quick Gift Roundup

Hey!

 

This post and my next couple are going to be focused on rapid-fire gift giving! I know I ran out of time this year, didn’t you? Well, I’m here to help you out really quickly (since there is still so much left to do!) and toss up 5 quick present ideas that you can crochet that AREN’T a hat or scarf! Because while hats and scarves are super rad, they’re not a catch-all gift and it’s nice to have other quick projects in the repertoire, wouldn’t you agree? Also, not all hats and scarves fit, either physically or stylistically. So here are 5 FREE PATTERNS that make super cool presents that don’t take a heck of a lot of time to finish up and require no sizing specifications. Christmas is on Monday and I know you have a ton of stuff to do, so without further ado…

 

  1. Crochet leather coasters from Make and Do Crew

These DIY leather coasters with crochet edging can be made in less than an hour and make a perfect DIY gift for him. Make them for Christmas, Father's Day or just for yourself! #SToKCoffee #cbias #ad

They make a great variety gift for housewarmings, father’s day, Christmas, yourself, you name it!

2. Crochet Planter Hanger from Vickie Howell

Plant Hanger1

Made from jersey or t-shirt yarn, this crowd pleaser would be perfect for any of your garden/plant aficionado friends and family! Works up super quickly and no muss no fuss!

 

3. Bath Pouf Crochet Pattern from Daisy Cottage Designs

I think that Christmas time is, like, the number one time that anyone receives bath sets. Haven’t looked up statistics, but I’m pretty sure most bath sets are sold in this time frame, so bath poufs would be perfect to include with candles, bath bombs, and bath gels.

 

4. Clothesline Trivet by Make and Do Crew

Add a handmade touch to your purchased gifts with this modern crochet trivet made from rope clothesline! Perfect DIY hostess gift.

 

I have yet to try out crochet in other materials, and this trivet pattern from Make and Do is at the top of my list! A durable material, your recipient will get a lot of use from this gift and it works up quick which is an added bonus.

 

5. Christmas Washcloth Crochet Pattern by Rescued Paw Designs

I really love the rustic look of these washcloths and since washcloths do up so quickly, these will speed by in no time at all, just in the nick of time!

 

And there you have it! Good luck and happy crafting, may the Force be with you, may the odds be ever in your favor, and may all your WIPs get finished in time!

 

Until next time,

Gilliane

 

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Hygge Coffee Sleeve

 

 

Happy Monday!

 

Today, I’ve got a super cute and cozy pattern for you, my Hygge Coffee Sleeve! If you’ve been following for a while, then you know I LOVE coffee sleeves! The versatility and customizable quality of them is wonderful and I swear by them. If you haven’t been following, then welcome! You can keep up to date with my free patterns by subscribing (you can find the sign-up on the right of this post) and come on the adventure!

I’ve really been loving working with chunky yarns lately, there’s just something really wonderful about squishy yarn, and Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick has been such a delight! I keep making tons of scarves to get ready for the impending holiday season–both as gifts and for craft fairs–and can’t help making dozens of them! Here’s a smattering of them here:

 

 

Don’t they look like the have the most delightful squish to them? Answer: they definitely have a delightful squish to them!

If you like the look of those scarves, I adjusted the pattern to this cozy goodness from Make and Do Crew, so do take a look! I had leftover yarn from the projects and wanted something extra cozy, so for my latest addition to my ongoing Project Scrap Yarn, I whipped up this project. I wanted to come up with a name to convey the coziness of a wool blend coffee cozy and the feeling of crisp winds and warm drinks but without it being over the top or generic. One day, I kept seeing the word hygge floating around the web and decided to look it up.

Oxford Dictionary defines hygge (HUE-ga) as: A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture).

And that sounds pretty darn appropriate to me.

I feel comfortable and cozy with a nice beverage and hanging out with friends, and felt like this squishy coffee sleeve will give that extra touch of cozy near a warm fireplace in the fall and winter months. I’ve already started using mine and can’t wait for the cooler weather to come (and stay!) here in Southern California. But in the meantime, it’s been wonderful for my iced coffees!

 

I hope you enjoy!

 

Materials:

L hook
Chunky yarn (I used Wool Ease Thick and Quick)
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Terms Used (US):

ch = chain
DC = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch

 

Instructions:

With your L hook and chunky yarn, chain 23. Slip stitch to the beginning chain, forming a loop.
Round 1: Chain 3, double crochet into each stitch of the beginning chain, and slip stitch to the 3rd chain of the ch 3
Round 2: Chain 3, DC into each stitch, sl st to the beginning of the round
Round 3: Repeat Round 2, bind off. Weave in the ends

 

Simple, cozy, and effective!

 

Until next time,

Gilliane

 

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If you enjoyed this and wanted to take a gander at some of my other coffee cozy patterns:

1. Santa Belly Coffee Sleeve 

2. Frankie Crochet Coffee Sleeve

3. Top of the Class Pencil Coffee Sleeve

 

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Crochet Pumpkin Headband

Hey guys!

 

As you know, I love quick projects! I love the marathon ones, too, but you get a feeling of satisfaction from a completed project much quicker with the small projects, am I right?

 

We’re thrill junkies, us crafters 😂

 

And this one is no exception. If you caught a gander at my Crochet Animal Headbands, you’re on the right track! Super straightforward project and great for last-minute Halloween costumes! Either for kids or yourself…

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Simple, but effective.

It’s great taking elements of past projects and remixing them to new effects! This is half my Animal Headbands and half Apple of My Eye Hat, and it’s so cute! It’s an effective use of scrap yarn you might have laying around and a quick enough project that if you need to be a sexy pumpkin (?) for a last-minute Halloween party, you’re covered. Enjoy!

 

Materials:
1″ headband
(I picked up mine in a trio set from Dollar Tree and they’re perfect, this online set is really similar)
1 Ball of Bernat Softee Chunky in Orange
Small part chunky (5) yarn  in brown
Small part worsted weight yarn in green
H Hook
L Hook
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Terms Used (US):

sc = single crochet
fhdc = foundation half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
Sc2tog = single crochet two together
st/sts = stitch/stitches

 

Instructions:

Body

Using L hook and yarn, chain 36

Row 1: 1 single crochet into the second chain from the hook, sc across (35 sc)
(side note: leave initial tail unseamed for now, you’ll need it to seam the edge of the headband)

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, single crochet into each stitch (35 sc)

Bind off, leaving a long tail for seaming

 

Band:

Take your newly-made strip and seam around the headband, meeting up the stitches
Make extra stitches at the end of the strip to secure it
Using the yarn from your beginning tail, stitch secure the end of the band

Stem
With L hook and brown yarn, Fhdc 10. For help with the foundation half double crochet, I’ll relay you over to this helpful video from One Dog Woof! Leave a long tail after binding off. Fold over your “stem”, and stitch the halves together with a running stitch, then work it back down to create some stiffness in your stem piece.
Thread each tail and stitch into the top of your headband, I knotted it on the underside of the headband. You can either snip off the ends, or you can stitch them into the headband cover you’ve created!

 

Leaf
With H hook and worsted weight yarn in Green, ch 2
Row 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn
Row 2: 2 sc in first st, 1sc in next, 2 sc in last st, ch 1 and turn (5)
Row 3: sc across, ch 1 (5)
Row 4: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1 and turn (7)
Row 5: Sc2tog, sc next 3 sts, sc2tog, ch 1 and turn (5)
Row 6 : sc across, ch 1 and turn
Row 7: Sc2tog, sc next, sc2tog, ch 1 and turn (3)
Row 8: Sc all 3 remaining sts together, ch 1 and sl st down the middle of your leaf to meet your beginning tail and bind off

Thread each tail and stitch into the top of your headband beside your stem. I had stitched both into the top center of the piece, but you can switch it up if you’d like and make it off-center for an off-kilter appearance! O P T I O N S!

 

 

If you liked this pattern and want to keep the pumpkin spice of the fall season flowing before everything becomes peppermint for Christmas, here are some other posts for craftspiration!

Crochet Animal Headbands

Apple of My Eye Crochet Hat

Black Cat Hat: Loom Knit!

Pumpkin Time!

Frankie Crochet Coffee Sleeve

 

 

Until next time,

Gilliane

 

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