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Winter Trio

Hello all! The weather is steadily getting colder here so it’s time to put our hooks to work helping to keep us warm.Below is a free pattern for a winter scarf.It’s part of my Winter Trio set, pictured below. If you would like to purchase the whole pattern set you can find it on my Ravelry :https://www.ravelry.com/stores/holly-bailey-designs Or on my Etsy:https://www.etsy.com/shop/simplymeholly?ref=profile_header Everything on my Ravelry is on sale right now, 25% off all patterns or buy one get one 50% off with coupon code WinterTrio. This scarf is a very beginner friendly pattern. The seed stitch makes a very warm, textured scarf.

Winter Trio Scarf Free Pattern

  • Materials Needed:
  • Worsted 4/aran weight yarn roughly 1000 yds(I used lion brand pound of love in black(500 yds), oxford gray(300 yds), and antique white(200 yds)
  • 6mm hook
  • Needle for weaving ends

Seed stitch: The scarf is made using the seed stitch repeat. Sc in 1st st, dc in next st (you will always begin with a sc made in to the top of the last dc in the previous row,and you will always end with a dc.

  • Abbreviations:
  • Chain ch
  • Single crochet sc
  • Double crochet dc
  • Stitch st

Notes on color changing: The color changes will always be specified,and the will always be made at the end of a row in the last dc of that row.(See pictures below) When its specified to change color , start your last dc of the row as follows, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over ,pull through 2 loops, pull up new color through the 2 remaining loops. Ch 1, turn.

  • Scarf: starting in black yarn
  • 1) Ch 31, turn ,starting in the 2nd ch from the hook sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.(30)
  • 2)(Sc in first st, dc in next st) 15 times.(30) 15 sc/ 15 dc
  • 3-16)Repeat row 2 thirteen more times. Change to white yarn at the end of row 16.
  • 17-21)Repeat row 2 five times. Change to gray yarn at the end of row 21.
  • 22-31)Repeat row 2 ten times. Change to white yarn at the end of row 31.
  • 32-36) Repeat row 2 five times. Change to black yarn at the end of row 36.
  • 37-51) Repeat row 2 fifteen times. Change to white yarn at the end of row 51.
  • Repeat rows 3-51 three more times.Once finished,Instead of ending with change to white yarn, keep the black yarn ,ch 1 and turn. Sc in each st across. Fasten off and weave in ends.Add fringe if desired.

I’d love to see your finished scarves and any other wips you are working on ! Feel free to join my crochet group on facebook to share your photos and find more free pattern releases. https://m.facebook.com/groups/1064185624406207/?=group_browse

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Cow Diaper Cover and Hat Set Pattern

Hello all! So excited, I finally got the pattern typed up for my Cow Diaper Cover set. Its been sitting and waiting on me for over a year now. This pattern is a pretty quick make.It calls for about 330 yds of a worsted 4 or aran weight yarn and a 5mm crochet hook. The stitches are pretty straight foward, single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet.

You can find the pattern here on my Ravelry https://www.ravelry.com/stores/holly-bailey-designs or here on my Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/simplymeholly?ref=profile_header

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“Warmness Managed” Pocket Shawl/Wrap

Hello! Its been a crazy few weeks. I’ve been working on this pattern for my “warmness managed” oversized pocket/shawl/wrap,and to say its been an adventure is and under statement.I’ve had tantrums, frogged, recounted, trashed graphs, plain made myself bonkers, but I’m very pleased with the end result.

The pattern can be found here on my Ravelry https://www.ravelry.com/stores/holly-bailey-designs

Or here on my Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/SimplyMeHolly?ref=profile_header

If you purchase the pattern from my Ravelry use code Warmness and choose a 2nd pattern for free!

I tried to make this pattern as user friendly as possible. I did away with the graph and wrote it all out so it would be easier for everyone to follow along with. Below are some helpful videos that show the technique I used for the color changes, and working the cable stitches.

If you have any questions or issues please feel free to reach out to me.You can pm me through my Facebook page http://facebook.com/simplyme.hu Also please feel free to share pictures of your work on my page.I love to see what people create from my patterns!

Color changing
Color changing
color changing
Cable stitches
Cable stitches

This pattern can be made with or without the hood. I used about 3000 yds of Lion Brand Pound of Love( 2 skeins of gray and 1 skein of black) most worsted weight 4 tarns or aran weight will work well. I also used a 6mm crochet hook.

Lots of writing!

I used 2 different types of cable patterns.One on the pockets and one on the trim. The trim sections are made seperate from the body of the shawl and sewn or crocheted on.

I hope you enjoy my pattern! I can’t wait to see your completed work!

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Day of the Dead Mask Pattern

Hello all! I finally finished my Day of the Dead masquerade mask pattern!

It took me awhile to complete.I had to get my hands used to the tiny stitches and get a good idea on size.So I did research and a trial run making the mask pictured below.Its a free pattern found on yarnspirations.com

For my pattern, I used #10 crochet thread and a 1.5mm hook.I took inspiration from all the beautiful day of the dead masks I’ve seen for sale in stores lately. I knew I wanted to incorporate a spider web ,so I made that the center of the mask.

It took alot of trial and error to get it added in,but I feel it was worth it.

I tried to use lots of colors,by adding the flowers.I didn’t want to make them to big, I was trying to keep the mask light weight. I also added ribbon and lengths of the thread I used.

I hope you all enjoy!

You can find my pattern on my Ravelry here:https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/day-of-the-dead-mask

Or at my Etsy store here:https://www.etsy.com/listing/1089444064/day-of-the-dead-masquerade-crochet-mask?ref=shop_home_active_1

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Skull Pocket Shawl

Hi!I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend!I spent my weekend in Williamsburg, VA, visiting Jamestown and venturing thru Busch Gardens Hallow Scream event!In my down time I was finishing up this pocket shawl pattern.

I wanted a pocket shawl to take me thru the chilly evenings of fall,but I wanted skulls on it to represent my favorite holiday, Halloween.So I faced the issue of it being to holey with all the skulls.After much trial and error I decide on a simple design that utilizes simple stitches to highlight the skulls that adorn the top and bottom edge.This allowed me to use a more Solid stitch within the body of the shawl, solving the “too holey” issue.

The hood was an after thought and it is totally optional.Instead of using fringe on the ends of the shawl I opted to trim the entire piece with the crab stitch.Of course if you love the fringe look feel free to add it.

The pattern is in my Etsy and Ravelry .On Ravelry I’m having a 25% off sale or buy one pattern get one 50% off ,no code needed.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!I look forward to seeing pictures of your completed projects!

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/skull-pocket-shawl-2

It’s now up on Etsy too!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1073448310/skull-pocket-shawl-crochet-pattern?ref=shop_home_feat_4

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Dragon Scale Fingerless Gloves

It’s been a great holiday weekend!I just finished my pattern for Dragon Scale Fingerless Gloves!

I love fingerless gloves with the dragon scale/crocodile stitch pattern,but I have found most have the scales across the palms too.This can be very bulky and it gets very fuzzy and matted from use.So , through trial and error,I designed a pattern with a smooth palm.

I used Lion Brand Shawl in a cake yarn,which is a worsted 4,but in all actuality it’s like a worsted 3 or dk weight.These gloves are best made with a worsted 3 or something of similar thickness,like a thin 4.

I also used a 3.5mm hook and a 4mm hook.

Unlike most fingerless glove patterns,this pattern has specific directions for a left and right handed glove.Its written this way to allow for the palms to be scale free.

You can find the pattern on my Ravelry here:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dragon-scale-gloves-12

Or here on my Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1066460402/dragon-scale-smooth-palm-fingerless?ref=shop_home_feat_4

Have a safe holiday weekend!

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Projects,projects ,and more projects!

Good day everyone!As we come up on the holiday weekend, I find myself overwhelmed with ideas for patterns, unfortunately I am also overwhelmed with ongoing projects.

A few weeks ago I started working on a wonderful project, Coddiwomple,it’s a beautiful pattern by Nikki Chapman,with so many options.You can literally work this pattern 1000 times and always create something different!

This is my starting square.Almost ready to move on to the next shape.Check out WiggleStick Designs on Ravelry for more of her awesome patterns!

I’m also trying to find time to work on a wedding dress I started.

There is no rush on this one.Im free handing it.We haven’t even set an actual date yet, however I had an idea,so of course I had to put it into action.Unfortunately ,as of late ,I have had way to many ideas.Lol

After finishing my V hoodie,I decided I wanted a sweater with Yaggdrasil or the tree of life on it.I have been working on a graph in my not so spare time.

Hoping to beging working on a pattern for it in the coming weeks.

Unfortunately I haven’t had much time to finish up the appliques for the Splendor Circle Coat I’ve been working on.(pattern can be found on Ravelry)

This is the coat.Im using the back as a canvas of sorts to make a castle and dragon scene. I’ve only gotten the tree branches done so far.

I took a break from working on my “Book” messenger bag with a Hocus Pocus theme.

I’m hoping to get the pattern finished over the weekend.

While taking my break I worked on a wonderful pattern for Dragon Scale fingerless gloves,that I found free on Ravelry.

They work up fairly quickly if you’re familiar with the dragon scale stitch

I’ve also been working on another hooded sweater/pullover.

Just testing different options for my V hoodie pattern I’ve already completed.

As if all that isn’t enough I still have some drawstring bags to make,an owl in a graduation cap,and I’m on overload with a new design for a dragon scale hooded pullover.

Needless to say ,there are not enough hours in the day.

Over the weekend I’ll post updates on the “Book” messenger bag.After all Halloween is fast approaching and what better way to say Happy Halloween than with something Hocus Pocus themed.

Everyone enjoy your holiday weekend!

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V Hooded Pullover

Hello!The weather is still warm here but I’ve been thinking ahead to cooler months.Who doesn’t love a comfy hoodie or a warm ,soft ,snuggly sweater on a chilly day?I know I do.

My guy gifted me a very beautiful Lion Brand Landscapes yarn for Christmas in the Apple Orchard color way.I loved the vibrant colors but I just couldn’t find a project to do them justice.I finally decided it would make a great accent color on a sweater.At that point I got a bit carried away.While I love a good sweater,I love the comfort of a hoodie to.So I decided to combine them.I was very pleased with the finished product.

I wanted something comfy and relaxed yet versatile so it could be worn at a casual get together, dinner or outing.What I came up with was a simple sweater style with ribbed cuffs, waistband,and a ribbed collar.I was very pleased with that part of the pattern,it made a simple yet stylish sweater thanks to the v-stitch embellishments on each sleeve.It dressed it up a bit.After completing the sweater I decided on a v-stitch hood.It pulls together nicely with the v-stitch embellishments on the sleeves..(the hood is totally optional,but a must for me).After adding the hood I decided I definitely wanted a front pocket, because to me no hoodie is complete with out one.I went with a simple double crochet pocket sewn to the front.(again this is totally optional,but a must for me .

I used Lion Brand pound of love for the main color.Its a nice,soft texture that makes the sweater thick ,but not to thick,and snuggly

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It’s made with a 5mm hook using half double crochet, single crochet,v-stitch ,and a few slip stitch rows.A great pattern for beginners or old pros.

I made this as kind of a one size fits all but the pattern includes notes to make it smaller or larger as needed.To be honest I hadn’t even considered publishing this pattern, because I was just trying to make myself a comfy hoodie,but so many people have asked about a pattern,so I typed it all up.I hope you all enjoy!

Here is the link to my pattern for the V Hooded Pullover on Ravelry and Etsy…

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/v-hooded-pullover

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1074613195/v-hooded-pullover-crochet-pattern?ref=shop_home_feat_2

I’d love to see your finished product and hear your feedback!