Monday, February 12, 2018

HOPEFUL HEARTS Simple Square Crochet Pattern

Good Morning!!! There are many of you who have been PATIENTLY awaiting the release of the full
written pattern of the Hopeful Hearts Shawl pattern. Today is unfortunately not the day. But to get ready for that pattern release I have put together some quick gift ideas to make with the single heart from the pattern. This will ease you into the full blown pattern (which is frankly a bit wordy), and give you a chance to get comfortable with the heart and the stitch placement before you begin the larger project.

For those of you who are new to my blog, Hopeful Hearts was inspired by a family friend who had  Heart Transplant surgery a few years ago. I designed the shawl full of hearts to represent the number of people affected by this type of surgery and the vast support system that is needed to get through it.  I hope you enjoy this simple pattern!!

Remember....I am a human and sometimes make mistakes!!  If you find an error with my pattern, please let me know in the comment section and I will try to correct it as soon as possible!!! If you are having difficulty with my pattern, the best way to contact me for help is through my Amy B Stitched Facebook page.



 This is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched. Feel free to make for profit, but remember to give credit to me, and link back to my blog www.amysastitchatatime.blogspot.com  
Thank You!!! Amy B


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Amy B



HOPEFUL HEARTS SIMPLE SQUARE

For the PDF version click HERE
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SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate beginner

MATERIALS:
Bookmark: small amount size 10 cotton crochet thread and a size 8/1.5mm steel crochet hook
Coaster: Small amount sport weight/size 3 cotton crochet yarn and size E/3.50mm crochet hook
Trivet: twisted Jute and size J/6.0mm crochet hook
Dishcloth: double strand of Worsted Weight/size 4 cotton and size J/6.0mmcrochet hook
Scarf: Worsted Weight/size 4 yarn (approx. 5 oz) and size H/5.00mm crochet hook

GAUGE: not important

NOTE:
1) Chain 4 at the beginning of a row = one Dc and one ch-1 sp

Row 1:  Ch 21, dc in the 4th ch from hook. * Ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch. Repeat from * across. Dc in last ch.  (11 dc, 8 ch-1 sps)
Row 2:  Ch 4, turn. Dc in first ch-1 sp.  (Ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next ch-1 sp) 2 times. Ch 1, sk next st and ch-1 sp. 3 dc in next st. Ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp and st. (Dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1 st) 3 times. Dc in last st. (11 dc, 8 ch-1 sps)
Row 3: Ch 3, turn. Dc in first ch-1 sp. (Ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next ch-1 sp) 2 times. Ch 1, sk next st and ch-1 sp. 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp and  st, dc in next ch-1 sp. (Ch 1, sk next st, dc next ch-1 sp) 2 times. Dc in of ch 3 of beg ch 4. (13 dc, 6 ch-1 sps)
Row 4: Ch 4, turn. Dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, sk next st, dc next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, sk next st and ch-1 sp, 2 dc in next st, dc next 3 sts, 2 dc next st, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp and st. (Dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st) 2 times. Dc in last st. (13 dc, 6 ch-1 sps)
Row 5: Ch 3, turn. Dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, sk next st, dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, sk next st and ch-1 sp. 2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st. Ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp and st. Dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next ch-1 sp. Dc in of ch 3 of beg ch 4. (15 dc, 4 ch-1 sps)
Row 6: Ch 4, turn. Dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 2, sk next st and ch-1 sp. (Dc dec over next 2 sts) 2 times. [Dc, ch 3, dc] in next st. (Dc dec over next 2 sts) 2 times. Ch 2, sk next ch-1 sp and st. Dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in last st. (6 dc, 4 ch-1 sps, 4 dc dec, 1 ch-3 sp)
Row 7: Ch 3, turn. Dc in next ch-1 sp. (Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st) across. Dc in of ch 3 of beg ch 4.  (11 dc, 8 ch-1 sps)

For Trivet, dishcloth and coaster continue on to edging without finishing off.
For Bookmark, repeat rows 2-7 four more times. Continue on to edging without finishing off.
For scarf, repeat rows 2-7 until desired length is reached. Continue on to edging without finishing off.

EDGING:
Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn. * Sc in each st across (19 sc). Working down side, ch 1, sc in same as last st, sc in side of first row. 2 sc in the end of each row across (15 sc). Ch1 at corner. Repeat from * around. Sl st in first sc of rnd. Finish off here if you want a smooth edging. Continue on to Rnd 2 if you want your edging lacy.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, * (sc, ch 3, dc in same st), sk next st. Repeat from * around. Finish off.




Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Heart of Duchess Meandering Paw Prints FREE crochet pattern

We are at it again!!  Doug Speeckaert contacted me with another BEAUTIFUL tribute blanket in which he arranged my paw print design into a series of hearts on a full sized blanket.  I designed an edging of Embossed Paw Prints to compliment the arrangement, which is only top and bottom edge...not all the way around. Reminiscent of a collar, or those satin bands at the top of a velux blanket. OR you could decide to not edge your blanket at all or just go with the top. Whatever you decide it is sure to be a beautiful one of a kind treasure!! I sure do enjoy these collaborations with Doug!!




Remember....I am a human and sometimes make mistakes!!  If you find an error with my pattern, please let me know in the comment section and I will try to correct it as soon as possible!!! If you are having difficulty with my pattern, the best way to contact me for help is through my Amy B Stitched Facebook page.


This is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched and Doug Speeckaert.  Feel free to make for profit, but remember to give credit to us, and link back to my blog www.amysastitchatatime.blogspot.com  
Thank You!!! Amy B


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Amy B

HEART OF DUCHESS
MEANDERING PAW PRINTS

Find the printable PDF here
Give it a <3 or add it to your queue on Ravelry HERE

SIZE: 66 inches x 63 inches
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
MATERIALS:   H/5.00 mm crochet hook, Worsted Weight/Medium/Size 4 yarn (Approx. 61 ounces of main color (I used 2 colors alternating each skein) and 6 oz contrasting color for the top and bottom edging), and a yarn needle
STITCHES/TERMS USED:
GAUGE: 12 dc = 4 inches, 7 dc rows = 4 inches
NOTES:
1)      Ch 2 at beginning of a row does NOT count as a stitch.

2)      Dc in last sk st: Insert the hook into the skipped stitch indicated and continue with your dc in the same manner as the other dc. This binds the two sts together into a cross stitch. (see pics below). There is also a video tutorial for the scarf that can help you with this portion of the pattern.  http://amysastitchatatime.blogspot.com/2017/11/meandering-paw-prints-scarf-video.html




   
3)       If you find yourself having difficulty with this pattern, please contact me via private message on my Amy B Stitched Facebook page. It is the quickest way to reach me and I am always happy to help. Please be ready to provide pictures of your work so I can help you determine the source of your problem quicker and get you back to stitching up your project.  

Row 1:  Ch 212, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in back loop across (210 dc) OR 210 fdc.
Rows 2 – 5:  Ch 2, turn (See NOTE 1).  Dc 210.
Row 6:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 34, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 138, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 34.
Row 7:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 32, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 134. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 32.
Row 8:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 33, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 136. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 33.
Row 9: Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 10:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 29, * ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 8, ch 4, sk 2 sts **, dc 128. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 29.
Row 11:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 27, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 4, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 124. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 27.
Row 12:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 28, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 6, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 **, dc 126. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 28.
Row 13:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 14:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 24, * ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 18, ch 4, sk 2 sts **, dc 118. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 24.
Row 15:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 22, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 14, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 114. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 22.
Row 16:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 23, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 16, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 116. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 23.
Row 17:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 18:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 19, ** ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 28, ch 4, sk 2 sts **, dc 108. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 19.
Row 19:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 17, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 24, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 104. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 17.
Row 20:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 18, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 26, ch 1, sk 2 sts , dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 106. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 18 .
Row 21:  Ch 2, turn. Dc 210.
Row 22:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 14, * ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 38, ch 4, sk 2 sts **, dc 98. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 14.
Row 23:  Ch 2, turn.   Dc 12, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 34, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 94. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 12 .
Row 24:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 13, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 36, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 96. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 13.
Row 25: Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 26:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 9, *ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 48, ch 4, sk 2 sts **, dc 88. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 9.
Row 27:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 7, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 44, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 84. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 7. 
Row 28:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 8, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 46, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 86. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 8.
Row 29:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 30:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 9, * ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 23, ch 4, sk 2, dc 23, ch 4, sk 2 sts **, dc 88. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 9.
Row 31:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 7, * (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 19) 2 times.  Ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 84. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 7.
Row 32:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 8, * (ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 21) 2 times.  Ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 86. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 8.
Row 33:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210. 
Row 34:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 16, *ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 9, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 12, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 9, ch 4, sk 2 sts **, dc 102. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 16.
Row 35:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 14, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 5, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 8, ch 1, sk 1 st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 5, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 98. Repeat form * to ** one more time. Dc 14.
Row 36:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 15, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc7, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 10, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 7, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 100. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 15.
Rows 37 – 41:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.  
Row 42:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 104, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 104.
Row 43:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 102, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 102.
Row 44:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 103, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 103.
Row 45:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 46:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 99, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 8, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 99.
Row 47:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 97, *ch 1, sk 1 st , dc next st, 2 sc, in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st**, 4 dc. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 97.                                                                                              
Row 48:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 98, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 6. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 98.
Row 49:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 50:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 94, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 18, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 94.
Row 51:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 92, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 14. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 92.
Row 52:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 93, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 16. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 93.
Row 53:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 54:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 89, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 28, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 89.
Row 55:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 87, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 24. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 87.
Row 56:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 88, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 26. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 88.
Row 57:  Ch 2, turn. Dc 210.
Row 58:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 84, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 38, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 84.
Row 59:  Ch 2, turn.   Dc 82, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 34. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 82.
Row 60:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 83, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 36. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 83.
Row 61:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 62:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 79, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 48, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 79.
Row 63:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 77, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 44. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 77. 
Row 64:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 78, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 46. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 78.
Row 65:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 66:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 79, (ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 23) 2 times. Ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 79.
Row 67:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 77, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 19) 2 times.  Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 77.
Row 68:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 78, (ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 21) 2 times. Ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 78.
Row 69:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 70:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 86, * ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 9, ch 4, sk 2 sts**, dc 12. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 86.
Row 71:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 84, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 5, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 8. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 84.
Row 72:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 85, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc7, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 10.  Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 85.
Rows 73 – 77:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Rows 78 – 113:  Repeat rows 6 – 41.  Finish off and weave in all ends.  


Embossed Paw Print Edging

This edging is an optional addition to the Meandering Paw Prints Heart of Duchess blanket pattern. You will need approx. 6 oz of contrasting yarn to make both the top and bottom edging on the blanket. There is no right side to the blanket until you add the first edging. If you choose to do a top and a bottom edging you will need to pay attention to the notes so that you start on the correct side.  Each paw print repeat is worked over 10 stitches. Given the width of the blanket you will have 21 paw prints across. 

OR you can make this edging two toned!! On Row 4, you will carry along your contrasting yarn for the paw prints and bring it forward for the treble crochet clusters and then through rows 5 & 6 for the treble crochet’s.  There will be a video made in the near future to help with this process. Check back at the Amy B Stitched blog or facebook to see when it is released.



SPECIAL STITCHES FOR EDGING
Trc cl – treble crochet cluster: Yo 2 times, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops twice, Yo 2 times, insert hook into SAME st, yo, draw up a loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops) twice. Yo, draw through 3 loops remaining on hook.  
Trc – treble crochet: Yo 2 times, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up a loop, (yo, draw through two loops) three times.
NOTE: 
1) Even rows are the RS (right side) of work. If you happen to begin your second edging band on the incorrect side, you can just push the bobbled stitches to the other side and it will not make that much difference.
2) Treble crochet clusters and regular treble crochets form the pads of the paw print. Unless stated you will allow them to protrude out the front side of the work. 


Rows 1-3: Join contrasting yarn with a sl st in the final stitch of row 113 of the body of the blanket, ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. 
Row 4: Ch 1, turn. Sc in first 4 sts, * (trc cl next st) 2 times, sc in next 8 sts. Repeat from * across. Sc in last 4 sts. 
Row 5: Ch 1, turn. Sc in first 2 sts, * trc next st (push trc back to the right/front side of your work this row only), sc next 4 sts. Repeat from * across. Sc in last 2 sts.  
Row 6: Ch 1, turn. Sc in first 3 sts, * trc next st, sc next st, trc next st, sc next 7 sts. Repeat from * across. Sc in last 4 sts. 
Row 7: Ch 1, turn. Hdc first 3 sts, * sc next 5 sts, hdc next 5 sts. Repeat from * across. Hdc in last 2 sts. 
Row 8: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. Cut yarn and finish off.
Row 9 (top finishing edge): Reattach yarn at the beginning of row 8. Sl st in the back loop of each stitch all the way across. Cut yarn and finish off. 
Finishing edge between body of blanket and embossed paw print edging: Reattach yarn on the RS of the work in the first stitch of the last row of the body of the blanket where your first row of single crochet enters the stitch.





Monday, January 1, 2018

Meandering Paw Prints SKINNY Scarf Pattern

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

2017 Was a GREAT year here at Amy B Stitched and I really want that to keep that vibe going through 2018!!  And what better way to do that than releasing a new FREE pattern on the first day of the year!!! 

Meandering Paw Prints Scarf pattern became popular very quickly, and with that requests for other patterns using the paw print stitch. Today I am releasing # 8 in the Meandering Paw Prints pattern series. It is the Meandering Paw Prints Skinny scarf!!!  It is a simple repeat of 5 rows!! You will be able to memorize the pattern quickly and work on it while watching television or whatever it is that  you do. It is a great width for someone who does not need the warmth of a wider scarf and is the perfect width for a child's scarf! You can customize it however you like as well!! Add fringe, or NO fringe. Or you may just choose to stitch the ends together to fashion for yourself an Infinity Scarf!!


Remember....I am a human and sometimes make mistakes!!  If you find an error with my pattern, please let me know in the comment section and I will try to correct it as soon as possible!!! If you are having difficulty with my pattern, the best way to contact me for help is through my Amy B Stitched Facebook page.

 A lot of hard work goes into writing patterns.  Please feel free to share the link, but do not copy and distribute this pattern by any other means.

 If you like getting my FREE patterns and don't want to miss out on any future ones, you can subscribe to my blog and have all of my new entries delivered straight to your email inbox! Just type your email address into the field on the right hand column under the heading "follow by email" and click submit.  Be sure to check your email (sometimes it will end up in your junk/spam folder) and follow the verification steps for your subscription to be complete!!

Blessings!!!
Amy B

MEANDERING PAW PRINTS SKINNY SCARF
For the printable pdf click here
Add to your Ravelry queue here

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/easy 
SIZE: 4.5 inches wide, each repeat of the pattern is 3” long. I used 21 repeats (approx. 63 inches long) for an adult scarf and 15 repeats (approx. 45 inches long) for a child’s scarf.
MATERIALS: Size H/8/5.0 mm crochet hook, Worsted/4/medium weight yarn approx. 4 oz (208 yards), yarn needle, measuring tape.
GAUGE: 7 dc = 2 inches, 5 dc rows = 3 inches
TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS USED:
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Sk – skip
Sp – space
St(s) – stitch (stitches)
NOTE:
1)      Ch 2 at beginning of row does NOT count as a stitch.
2)      Dc in last sk st: Insert the hook into the skipped stitch indicated and continue with your dc in the same manner as the other dc. This binds the two sts together into a cross stitch. (see pics below)



3)       If you find yourself having difficulty with this pattern, please contact me via private message on my Amy B Stitched Facebook page. It is the quickest way to reach me and I am always happy to help. Please be ready to provide pictures of your work so I can help you determine the source of your problem quicker and get you back to stitching up your scarf.

Chain 17
Row 1: working in the back ridge of the chain, Dc in 3rd chain from hook and in each chain across. (15 dc)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Dc 4, ch 4, sk 2, dc 9.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn. Dc 7, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 2.
Row 4: Ch 2, turn. Dc 3, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 8.
Rows 5-6: Ch 2, turn. Dc in each st across. (15 dc)
Repeat rows 2-6 until scarf measures desired length. End with row 5.  Finish off and weave in ends. Add fringe if desired, or sew ends together for an infinity scarf.


This is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched. Feel free to make for profit, but remember to give credit to me, and link back to my blog 
Thank You!!! Amy B

Saturday, November 25, 2017

HOLIDAY JAR TOPPER CROCHET PATTERNS free



JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!!!!

For the past week or so I have been drawing the faces on painted jars that we are making for an event we are having at work. We plan to fill those with a sort of Whooville flower arrangement (really cute idea that we found on Pinterest). But since I am ME!! I decided that I should make one with a crocheted Santa hat! And that led to making the Frosty top-hat. I used recycled jars (my Grandma Lair would be so proud!!), painted (more like poured and swirled) the insides of the jars. Then I drew the faces on free-hand while looking at pictures that I found by googling Grinch and Frosty "coloring book pages". Drawing the faces is easier than it seems. They are drawn on with SHARPIE MARKER!!!! That is the beauty of painting the inside of the jar....it leaves the smooth glass surface. IF you make a mistake, just use a little hand sanitizer to wipe it clean and start over.

They also make lovely toppers on clear glass jars filled with your homemade candies, cookies and hot chocolate mix. Top them with one of these cute hats and TADA!!! Instant Gift!!!!


There are TWO options for the BRIM of the Santa Hat. The first option uses one strand of bulky yarn and is done in simple single crochet. The second option uses worsted weight/size 4/medium and is worked up in a small popcorn stitch.

Download the PDF version of the Santa Hat HERE
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SANTA HAT JAR TOPPER

MATERIALS: 1 oz red Worsted Weight/medium/size 4 yarn, small amount of Bulky furry white yarn (OR small amount of WW white option at the bottom), Size H (5.00mm) crochet hook, stitch marker, yarn needle.
SIZE: 8 inches tall (excluding pompom) x 11 ½ inches circumference
STITCHES AND TERMS:
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
St(s) – stitch(es)
Sl st – slip stitch
Beg - beginning
NOTE: Worked in continuous rounds, do not join unless specified in the instructions.  Place stitch marker in last stitch of each round to mark the end of the round.
Rnd 1: With Red yarn, Ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd chain from hook. Place stitch marker.
Rnd 2: (2 sc in next st, 1 sc next st) 2 times.
Rnd 3: Sc next 6 sts.
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next st, 1 sc next 2 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 5: Sc next 8 sts.
Rnd 6: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 3 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 7: Sc next 10 sts.
Rnd 8: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 4 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 9: Sc next 12 sts.
Rnd 10: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 5 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 11: Sc next 14 sts.
Rnd 12: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 6 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 13: Sc next 16 sts.
Rnd 14: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 7 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 15: Sc next 18 sts.
Rnd 16: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 8 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 17: Sc next 20 sts.
Rnd 18: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 9 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 19: Sc next 22 sts.
Rnd 20: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 10 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 21: Sc next 24 sts.
Rnd 22: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 11 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 23: Sc next 26 sts.
Rnd 24: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 12 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 25: Sc next 28 sts.
Rnd 26: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 13 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 27: Sc next 30 sts. Sl st in next st. Finish off. For OPTION 1 join BULKY white yarn with a sl st.
Rnd 28-29: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around. Sl st in first sc to join.
Or OPTION 2 with Worsted Weight white yarn…..
Rnd 28: Join worsted weight white yarn with a sl st, [ch 3, 2 dc in first st, remove hook from loop and place it in the top of beg ch 3, pick up the loop and draw through the first st] (beginning small popcorn made). Ch 1, *[3 dc in next st, remove hook from loop and place it in the top of the first dc, pick up the loop and draw through the first st] (small popcorn made), ch 1. Repeat from * around. Sl st in top of beginning small popcorn to join. (30 small popcorn, 30 ch 1)
Rnd 29: Ch 1, sc in top of each small popcorn around. Sl st in top of first sc to join. Finish off. (30 sc)
 FINISH
Make a pom pom with white yarn and attach to round 1 of the hat.
To make this wearable for you dog (or cat) add a length of thin elastic and tie to each side. Please DO NOT leave your pet unattended while wearing this hat!!!
Brutus looking longingly at a piece of chicken I am using to bribe him to wear the Santa Hat!!!


The Frosty Top Hat is worked up in continuous rounds using a smaller hook to get a stiff structure so that it holds it's shape. You can also add a button to the center of the flower to give it a little something extra special!!!

Download the PDF Version of Frosty's Top Hat HERE
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FROSTY TOP HAT JAR TOPPER

MATERIALS: 1 oz black Worsted Weight/medium/size 4 yarn, small amount red Worsted Weight/medium size 4 yarn, Size G (4.25mm) crochet hook, stitch marker, yarn needle, small button for center of flower (optional).
SIZE: 3 inches across top of hat x 11 inch circumference x 5 ½ inch brim (from side to side)
STITCHES AND TERMS:
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
BLO – back loops only
Sl st – slip stitch 
Cluster: (yo, insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops) 2 times, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
NOTE: Worked in continuous rounds, DO NOT JOIN rounds unless specified in the instructions.  Place stitch marker in last stitch of each round to mark the end of the round.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join, place marker (SEE NOTE ABOVE)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: (2 sc in next st, sc next st) 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next st, sc next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: (2 sc in next st, sc next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: (2 sc in next st, sc next 4 sts) 6 times. (36) 
Rnd 7: THIS ROUND ONLY work in the back loops. Sl st next st, ch 1, sc in each st around BLO.
DO NOT JOIN. 
Rnds 8-15: Working in both loops, sc in each stitch around for 8 more rounds.

BRIM:
Rnd 1: Sl st in front loop of next st. Ch 1, TURN. Working in the BACK LOOPS ONLY for this round. (2 sc in next st, sc next 5 sts) 6 times. (42)
Rnd 2: (2 sc in next st, sc next 6 sts) 6 times. (48)
Rnd 3: (2 sc in next st, sc next 7 sts) 6 times. (56)
Rnd 4: Sc in each st around. Sl st in next st, finish off.
FLOWER:
With WW Red Yarn, make a slip knot leaving a 6 inch tail. All stitches are worked in the very first chain (4th ch from hook). 
Ch 4, (cluster, ch 3, sl st) in the 4th ch from hook. The following is all worked in the same stitch as the last cluster. (ch 3, cluster, ch 3, sl st) 4 times. Finish off leaving a 6 inch tail. Using the tails, attach a small button (if desired) to the center of the flower, then stitch the flower to the hat using the tails. Secure and finish off. 

Brutus is such a HANDSOME model!!!


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Meandering Paw Prints Scarf VIDEO Tutorial

Since the Meandering Paw Prints scarf pattern was released I have been inundated with requests for a video tutorial. Many people do not read patterns, or they are just having trouble understanding the pattern and stitch placement. I have FINALLY got one done!!  It is my first pattern tutorial and I am not the most proficient with video editing, so you will see that sometimes the text begins to float (I blame this on the app I used to do the editing) LOL But I sincerely hope that this tutorial will help those of you who don't read patterns to dive in and learn!!

Video at the bottom of the page

And of course, I could not do this without my volunteer testers!!  I did have to dive into a new testing pool for this one. My usual testers can just about make this paw print in their sleep. So I found some volunteers among some individuals who had private messaged me at my Amy B Stitched facebook page for help with the pattern at just the right time!!  THANK YOU La Toya, Mellie, and Jennifer!!

Remember....I am a human and sometimes make mistakes!!  If you find an error with my pattern, please let me know in the comment section and I will try to correct it as soon as possible!!! If you are having difficulty with my pattern, the best way to contact me for help is through my Amy B Stitched Facebook page.


This is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched. Feel free to make for profit, but remember to give credit to me, and link back to my blog www.amysastitchatatime.blogspot.com  
Thank You!!! Amy B

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MEANDERING PAW PRINTS VIDEO TUTORIAL

Materials: Worsted weight/size 4/medium yarn, approx 6 ounces; size I/9/5.50mm crochet hook; yarn needle; copy of the pattern found here

Stitches you need to know: Chain - ch, double crochet - dc, single crochet - sc, 


Monday, October 9, 2017

Meandering Paw Print BABY BLANKET free Crochet Pattern


Welcome to my blog and to the newest addition to the Meandering Paw Prints pattern library!!  Meandering Paw Prints Baby Blanket is a collaborative design between me (Amy B) and Donna (of Donna's Designs). She came across my scarf pattern and after making it as a scarf she came up with the concept to expand it into a baby blanket! Everyone who saw it wanted the pattern!! Donna approached me about this and asked permission to link to my pattern. I told her that was perfectly fine, but that if she was okay with it, I would like to merge the patterns into one so that there would be no need to flip between patterns. She AGREED and here we are today with a BEAUTIFUL unique keepsake!

Donna and I have never met personally. I live in S. Texas, US, and she in Suffolk, UK. But through the power of the internet and the love of crochet we were brought together to create this beautiful project.

Donna is a stay at home mom that learned basic crochet as a teenager, but it was some 30 years later that she taught herself to read patterns so that she could make all of the beautiful projects that she was seeing. Her business page on Facebook is called "Donna's Designs"  and she has regular customers that order custom designs from her so that she can BUY MORE YARN to make more beautiful creations!!! Click on her store name above to take a look at some of the lovely things that she has made!!

Remember....I am a human and sometimes make mistakes!!  If you find an error with my pattern, please let me know in the comment section and I will try to correct it as soon as possible!!! If you are having difficulty with my pattern, the best way to contact me for help is through my Amy B Stitched Facebook page.


This is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched and Donna's Designs.  Feel free to make for profit, but remember to give credit to us, and link back to my blog www.amysastitchatatime.blogspot.com  or Donna's Designs on Facebook
Thank You!!! Amy B


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MEANDERING PAW PRINTS BABY BLANKET

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SIZE: 42 inches x 42 inches
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
MATERIALS: Worsted Weight/size 4/medium yarn, CA solid color 4 ounces, CB variegated or striped 18 ounces, CC contrasting color for edging 7 ounces, Size H crochet hook, and yarn needle. 
GAUGE: 6 dc = 2 inches, 3 dc rows = 2 inches
STITCHES AND TERMS USED:
Ch – chain                                           Sk - Skip
Dc – double crochet                        Sp – space                           Sl st(s) – slip stitch (stitches)
SDC – standing double crochet: make slip knot with yarn and place loop on end of hook, yarn over, insert hook into stitch indicated, yarn over, draw up a loop, (yarn over, draw through two loops) twice. The following link is my youtube video to show you how to make this stitch.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RV9f9qvvgA
Cross-stitch: sk next st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st (see pic in NOTE 3).
Fpdc – front post double crochet: instead of working into the top of the stitch of the previous row, you will work your double crochet from the front side around of the post of the stitch on the previous row.
Bpdc – back post double crochet: instead of working into the top of the stitch of the previous row, you will work your double crochet from the back side around of the post of the stitch on the previous row.
NOTES:
1)      Ch 2 at beginning of row does NOT count as a stitch unless specified.
2)      Video link for working DC with both colors beginning in row 1.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76FJlSpsPFo
3)      Dc in last sk st: Insert the hook into the skipped stitch indicated and continue with your dc in the same manner as the other dc. This binds the two sts together into a cross stitch. (see pics below)


With CA chain 124 loosely.
Row 1: Working in the back ridge of the starting ch, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in the next 19 chs (20 dc). Join CB and work one DC with both CA and CB (see note 2). Drop CA and dc in next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc in last 2 sts. (22 dc, 49 cross-st, 2 dc)
Row 2: ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, dc 4, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 14.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn. Dc 12, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 2. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 4: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, dc 3, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st (see note 3), ch 1, sk 1, dc 13.
Row 5: Ch 2, turn. Dc 20. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 6: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, Dc 9, ch 4, sk 2, dc 9.
Row 7: Ch 2, turn. Dc 7, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 7. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 8: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, Dc 8, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 8.
Row 9: Ch 2, turn. Dc 20. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 10: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, Dc 6, ch 4, sk 2, dc 12.
Row 11: Ch 2, turn. Dc 10, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 4. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 12: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, Dc 5, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 11.
Row 13: Ch 2, turn. Dc 20. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 14: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, Dc 12, ch 4, sk 2, dc 6.
Row 15: Ch 2, turn. Dc 4, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch sp. Dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 10. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 16: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, Dc 11, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 5.
Row 17: Ch 2, turn. Dc 20. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 18: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, Dc 8, ch 4, sk 2, dc 10.
Row 19: Ch 2, turn. Dc 8, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 6. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 20: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, Dc 7, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 9.
Row 21: Ch 2, turn. Dc 20. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 22: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, Dc 14, ch 4, sk 2, dc 4.
Row 23: Ch 2, turn. Dc 2, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc next ch sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 12. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Row 24: Ch 2, turn. Dc in first 2 sts. Cross- st 49 times. Dc next st, pick up CA and dc next st with both colors. Drop CB, Dc 13, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 3.
Row 25: Ch 2, turn. Dc 20. Pick up CB and dc next st with both colors. Drop CA, dc next st. Work cross-st 49 times. Dc last 2 sts.
Repeat rows 2-25 one more time. Then repeat 2-13 once.

EDGING:

Rnd 1) On this round of edging ONLY you will need to count the ch 2 turning chain as a stitch on the paw print panel corners and work into it to make this edging work out evenly. Continuing with CB working down the side of the blanket, ch 1 (do not count this ch as a stitch), sc in top corner of first row, * ch 2, sk dc at end of row, sc in top of next row. Repeat from * down side, 3 sc in corner stitch (you will have 61 ch 2 sps).  **Ch 2, sk 1 st, sc in next st. Repeat from ** across, 3 sc in corner st which is the beginning tch on row 1 (you will have 61 ch sps). Repeat from * all the way through one more time. 2 sc in same st as first sc of rnd. Sl st to first sc to join. Finish off CB.


Rnd 2)  Join CC with a SDC (see instructions for SDC at top of pattern) in the FIRST st of previous rnd. Ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc next st. Repeat from * across with the last dc in the first corner st. (Ch 2, dc next st) 2 times. Repeat from the first * across 3 more times. On last corner Ch 2, dc next st , ch 2, sl st in top of 1st SDC.





Rnd 3)  This round of the edging may seem like there are too many stitches for it and it won’t lay flat. Do not worry, the next 2 rows will work that out. Trust the pattern.  Ch 2, dc in same st, 2 dc in ch 2 sp. * (Dc next st, 2 dc in ch 2 sp) across. 3 dc in corner st, 2 dc in ch 2 sp. Repeat from * around. Sl st in first dc to join.







Rnd 4)  Ch 2, beginning with the first dc of the previous round, * work a  Fpdc around each of the next 3 sts, work a Bpdc around each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * across. Working the 3 corner stitches, fpdc in first corner st, (2 dc, 1 fpdc) in the 2nd corner stitch. The last corner stitch begins the next sequence. Work a Bpdc around each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from the first * around. Sl st in top of the first fpdc to join.



Rnd 5) Ch 2, beginning with the first Fpdc of the previous round, * work a Fpdc around each of the next 3 sts, work a Bpdc around each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * across. Working the corner, Fpdc next 2 sts, (2 dc, fpdc) next st, fpdc next st (corner complete). Work a Bpdc around each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from the first * across. Sl St in top of the first fpdc to join. Finish off and weave in all ends.




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Saturday, September 9, 2017

MEANDERING PAW PRINT Cup Cozy FREE crochet pattern

Template was found at
http://froggingalong.com/2014/11/12/super-simple-cup-cozy-and-template/

Meandering Paw Prints strikes again!!! This time it is a CUP COZY with a extended version to fit your favorite water bottle!  This idea was given to me in the comments section on one of the patterns. It is just ONE of the GREAT ideas that have been given to me by the readers of this blog (many of which are still on the drawing board). I think this COZY would make a great addition to your Craft Sale table. And since they work up so quickly, you could make one for EVERYONE on  your gift giving list....I think it would make a fabulous stocking stuffer with a gift card tucked inside!! 

Remember....I am a human and sometimes make mistakes!!  If you find an error with my pattern, please let me know in the comment section and I will try to correct it as soon as possible!!! If you are having difficulty with my pattern, the best way to contact me for help is through my Amy B Stitched Facebook page. 


This is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched. Feel free to make for profit, but remember to give credit to me, and link back to my blog www.amysastitchatatime.blogspot.com  
Thank You!!! Amy B


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Meandering Paw Print CUP COZY

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SIZE: 3 ¾ inch tall x 8 inch circumference; extended cozy is 6 ½ inch tall.

SKILL LEVEL: advanced beginner

MATERIALS: Sport weight/size 2 yarn, 50-80 yards; size F/5-3.75mm hook; yarn needle.

GAUGE: first 3 rounds measured across center = 2 ¾”

STITCHES/TERMS USED:
Rnd - round
Ch - chain
Dc - double crochet
Sl St - slip stitch
BLO - back loops only
Sk - skip
Beg - beginning 

NOTES:
1)      Ch 2 at beginning of a round does not count as a stitch.
2)      First dc in each round is worked into the same stitch as the beg ch 2.
3)      Dc in last sk st: Insert the hook into the skipped stitch indicated and continue with your dc in the same manner as the other dc. This binds the two sts together into a cross stitch. See pics below.




Rnd 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. Sl st in top of beg ch 4 to join. (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around. Sl st in top of first dc to join. (24 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, * 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Sl st in top of 1st dc to join. (36 dc)
Rnd 4: work in BLO for this round. Ch 2, dc in each st around. Sl st in top of 1st dc to join. (36 dc)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Sl st in top of 1st dc to join. (36)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc in next 4 sts, ch 4, sk 2, dc in next 16 sts, ch 4, sk 2, dc in next 12 sts. Sl st in top of first dc to join. (32 dc, two ch 4 sps)
Rnd 7: Ch 2, dc in next 2 sts, * ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, ** dc 12. Repeat from * once ending at **. Dc last 10 sts. Sl st in top of first dc to join.
Rnd 8: (see NOTE 3 for pics of “dc in last sk st”) Ch 2, dc in next 3 sts, * ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc in next 6 sts, ch 4, sk 2, ** dc in next 6 sts. Repeat from * once ending at **. Dc in last 3 sts. Sl st in top of first dc to join.
Rnd 9: Ch 2, dc in next 11 sts, * ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 **, dc in next 12 sts. Repeat from * once ending at **. Dc in last st. Sl st in top of first dc to join.
Rnd 10: Ch 2, dc in next 12 sts, * ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 **, dc in next 14 sts. Repeat from * once ending at **. Dc last 2 sts. Sl st in top of first dc to join.
Rnd 11-12: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Sl st in top of first dc to join. (36 dc)
Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Sl st in top of first sc to join. (36 sc)
Finish off and weave in ends.


Tall Water Bottle Cozy Instructions
Follow above pattern through Round 11.
Repeat Rounds 6-13. Finish off.