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Stitch Markers

I took a break from working on my new Blankets of the World Series to make some stitch markers!

These turned out great! I added holders to help keep them together when not in use. I’m hoping to get a chance to make a few more sets in the next few days. These completed sets can be found at my Etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SimplyMeHolly?ref=profile_header

I mentioned my Blankets of the World Series above, there will be more on that in the coming days and weeks. Right now I’m sketching and getting ideas together. I’m excited to be working on this and hope you enjoy my journey.

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Skull Pullover Crochet Pattern

Hello everyone! I’d like to introduce my newest crochet pattern, the Skull Pullover.

The pattern can be purchased here on my Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SimplyMeHolly?ref=profile_header 20% off sale on all patterns now through February 15th, no code needed!

This pattern is made with mainly simple half double crochet stitches. It’s worked from the bottom up. I used a worsted 4/aran weight yarn and a 5mm hook (Lion Brand Pound of Love) This pullover is ment to be a bit oversized. I give instructions for sizes sm/med, lg/xl, 1x-3x. I also include options for various yarn types ( worsted 3/dk weight, worsted 5 & 6.

I give options to make it with a collar or hood. I also give instructions on making the sleeves longer or shorter. The skulls design is made up of half double crochet, double crochet, single crochet and slip stitches. Its fairly repetitive and fairly easy once you get into a rhythem.

If you purchase the pattern and run into any problems, need help, have suggestions or just want to share pics, please feel free to contact me!

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                             Yarn Box

I’m a huge Harry Potter Fan, so no suprise when I come up with something Harry Potter inspired!I also have a love for anything yarn storage related. Bags,boxes,bowls….I have a wide variety of each.

This box is multi-functional. It can hold yarn and crochet or knitting supplies. You can also work out of it.It has a total of 4 holes and 2 spirals,allowing you to work up to 6 balls of yarn.It can also be closed and secured shut for ease in moving your working yarn or project from one place to the next.

The box can hold 2-3 full size skeins of yarn,depending on brand.

It measures 12″ long, 8″ wide ,and 5″ high. Made from wood. Hand carved, hand painted. Stained and sealed. It has a metal handle ,locks/clasps for closing, and decorative corner pieces.

This item can be found here at my Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1166731393/yarn-box?click_key=8b358986f9ebc27070fd70e200cf1c88ebcf8ef3%3A1166731393&click_sum=44e26e07&ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

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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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Skulls Christmas Stocking Pattern

Hello everyone!I just can’t seem to get away from skulls!Here is the latest pattern in my skulls collection, The Skulls Christmas Stocking. The pattern can be found here on my Ravelry, where I’m having a 25% off or buy 1 get one 50% off sale until Sunday: http://ravelry.com/stores/holly-bailey-designs Or you can get it here on my Etsy https://etsy.com/shop/simplymeholly?ref=profile_header

I used a 4mm hook and 2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft.My finished size was 24″ tall and 7″ wide. You can use any worsted 4/aran weight yarn ,or a worsted 3/dk weight yarn if you want it a bit smaller.

This will probably be the last pattern in my skulls motif for a while as I focus on my Dragon Tree Skirt, Dragon Stocking and a few other things I’ve been wanting to make. There are some amazing patterns out there I’m dying to try! I hope you enjoy making my pattern, I’d love to see your finished work!

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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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Baby Dragon Pattern

Here it is,the companion pattern to my Unicorn!

I used the base pattern (head and body of the unicorn)to create this little guy.The arms and legs are also the same, except for the addition of the toes.

His wings are attached at the back and to his arms.

He can be made in a worsted 4/aran weight, a worsted 3/dk weight,or a worsted 2.The one pictured is done in a thinner worsted 4 with a 4mm hook.

His ears are free standing,sewn on across the front and tacked at the back.

You can find the pattern here on my Ravelryhttps://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-dragon-28

When you buy the Baby Dragon pattern,add the Unicorn pattern to your cart and use code BabyDragon1 to get the unicorn pattern free!