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Single Crochet Pattern Round Up

Single crochet is one of the first stitches most crocheters learn. It’s great for a beginner to be able to make a finished item. So I have collected some patterns made mostly with single crochet.

Here is the Stitchopedia post that teaches single crochet. There is a video, written instructions, and step-by-step photos!

Here are the names and links of each pattern, along with a little something that each designer has to say about them.

1) Tessie Bear ~ Designed by from Grammy’s Heart, with Love
Tessie Bear was first made with love back in 2008. This adorable little bear is jointed! Her arms and legs move for posing. Originally I created the pink one for our youngest gran’girl’s first birthday. Tessie Bear fit quite well into the Going to Grammy & Grandaddy’s suitcase set we were creating for her.

2) Spike Stitch Cowl ~ designed by Kim Guzman
This is a very quick project made with chunky yarn and a large hook.

3) Fashion Doll Nightgown Pattern ~ Designed by Rebeckah’s Treasures
This nightgown pattern is for Barbie-sized fashion dolls and can be made in several different lengths.

4) Fantastic Curly Flower ~ Designed by Oombawka Designs
Rhondda has designed a fun flower that I just love!

5) Basic Single Crochet Coaster ~ Designed by Jessie At Home
This simple coaster can be made by a crochet beginner, yet is still nice enough for an advanced crocheter to make as well. There is a video and chart to help, making this a great learning project. These coasters work very nicely with my Stripy Single Crochet Placemat.

6) Fun Striped Wig ~ Designed by Sara Sach
This hat is stitched in a sc rib pattern, so it is very easy to adjust to any size.

7) Crooked Coffee Cozy ~ Designed by Danyel Pink Designs
This style of coffee cozy was one of the first I ever made… I’ve been using mine since 2009. I keep it in my purse (now a diaper bag) and use it on all hot & cold drinks!

Don’t forget to check out some of the other great Round Ups that have happened in Blogland over the last week!

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Strep!!

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Back around my junior year of high school, I had spent about 8 weeks sick. Not the same sick. One thing would go, and I would catch another. I was usually sick a lot in the winters, but this was just plain crazy!! I don’t remember how many doctor visits there were, I really wasn’t extremely sick, it was just a bunch of colds and such, but I stayed sick for so long, it became a doctor issue. After lots of questions and tests, the diagnosis went something like this:

A person’s immune system fully develops by the time they are 8. I lived in Southern California until I was 8. My immune system developed in the absence of cold weather. So, it breaks down when the weather gets cold. You may know that the old wives tale of “bundle up in the cold or you will get sick” isn’t entirely true. The cold doesn’t make you sick, but it does make it harder for your immune system to work, making it easier for you to get sick. So, in my case, when the weather turns cold, my immune system is pretty shotty. The doctor told us we had 2 options. 1) Move somewhere where it doesn’t get cold. 2) Take a lot of Vitamin C when the weather turns and learn to deal with being sick a lot. We went with 2.

At this point in my life, I am basically used to being sick for a good part of the fall and winter. It does seem that around January, things start to lighten up. Maybe by then I have caught everything there is to catch for the season, and so what little immune system I have is able to keep me from re~catching the same things again? Who knows. I do have to break in new people when they arrive in my life. I have to train them to ignore that I am sick. I usually just do what I can to kick whatever I have, and otherwise I ignore it as well. It’s just part of winter to me.

I wanted to share this with you, because I do get sick a lot, and even though I don’t tell you every time that I am sick, I do mention it when I write some of my posts that are about my family and myself, and sometimes it does cause me to take some unplanned breaks. I thought I may as well share why I am sick so often in the winter, because, well, sometimes I just tend to overshare! :)

Anyway, because of this, I tend to be one of those people who doesn’t go to the doctor until things are pretty serious. Sometimes I tend to wait longer than I really should. On Saturday I woke up with a sore throat. I am sick often enough to know that a sore throat that accompanies something that does not need doctor treatment only lasts as few days, and/or is just sore, not extremely painful. Well, this one kept getting worse, and yesterday my right ear started hurting as well. So, this morning, after dropping the girls off at school, I stopped by my doctor’s office.

I walked up to the front desk and told the ladies there my problem. They said this was a late hours day for the doctor, so he wouldn’t be in until 2. I asked if one of the nurses could do a strep test, and if it was positive then the doctor could just call in my script, but if it was negative, then I could schedule an appointment for after school. Thankfully they took pity on my sad little self (I could barely whisper) and one of them took me into an exam room for a strep culture. When I opened my mouth she said, “Wow, that sure does look like strep!” Yup, feels like it too.

Thankfully, my doctor’s office has a lab, so they could run the test right there. She came back a few minutes later to say that it was positive and they would have the doctor call in some antibiotics to my pharmacy.

I really love my doctor and his staff. And my insurance.

So, I have started my antibiotics and I plan on being back to me in a couple days! It’s such a nice feeling to know I am going to start feeling better.

Oh, my pharmacy happens to be in a grocery store. Did you know that a lot of online medical sites recommend ice cream to help relieve the pain of strep throat? Who am I to argue with the internet?

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And…while I was there I saw something that would bring some joy to a friend who is stationed abroad. So now I am going to have to stop at the post office this week.

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I’ll leave you with this adorable picture of Kyla and Frankie (her toy monster).

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Mushroom Crepe Cowl Free Knit Pattern

Mushroom Crepe Cowl
Knit Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

This long, skinny cowl can be worn a multiple of ways. The fun stitch pattern is easy to memorize, and creates wonderful texture. It can be made with 2 coordinating skeins of Lion Brand Crepe yarn, and with more yarn, it can easily be made wider.

This pattern was named by my friend Jan, one of my fellow admins (the head admin, actually) of the Knitting Facebook group. Thanks Jan!!

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Skill Level:
Intermediate

Yarn:
LB Collection® Crepe Twist Yarn ~ 1 skein cream 100 (color A)
LB Collection® Crepe Melange Yarn ~ 1 skein twig 200 (color B)

Needles:
US 9 (5.50 mm) long circulars (at least 24”)
1 cable needle

Gauge:
20 stitches x 28 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in stockinette

Size:
2 ¾” wide by 64” around

Stitches and abbreviations used:
CO ~ cast on
K ~ knit
P ~ purl
YO ~ yarn over

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Getting Started:
When switching colors, do not clip the previous color, just let it hang in back where it is and pick it up again on the next round.
I used a long tail cast on for my cowl, I pulled out about 7 yards before starting my cast on, and ended up with about 2 feet of yarn left after my cast on.
In this pattern, slipped stitches are slipped purl wise.

Pattern:
CO 300
Round 1: Join work into a circle, taking care not to twist, K all, place marker.
Round 2: P all.
Round 3: K all.
Round 4: P all.
Round 5: Switch to color B, *K1, P1, K1, P1, K3, S1, K3, P1, K1, P1, K6, repeat from * to marker.
Round 6: Remover marker, switch to color A, use the right needle to lift the stitch below the first st on the left needle onto the left needle, knit these 2 sts together, place marker *K1, P1, K1, P1, K2, slip next st onto a cable needle, hold in front of work, K1, K1 from cable needle, K3, P1, K1, P1, K3, S1, K2, repeat from * to marker.
Rounds 7~17 odd: Remover marker, switch to color B, use the right needle to lift the stitch below the first st on the left needle onto the left needle, knit these 2 sts together, place marker *K1, P1, K1, P1, K2, slip next st onto a cable needle, hold in front of work, K1, S1 from cable needle, K3, P1, K1, P1, K2, slip next st onto a cable needle, hold in front of work, K1, K1 from cable needle, K2, repeat from * to marker.
Rounds 8~16 even: Remover marker, switch to color A, use the right needle to lift the stitch below the first st on the left needle onto the left needle, knit these 2 sts together, place marker *K1, P1, K1, P1, K2, slip next st onto a cable needle, hold in front of work, K1, K1 from cable needle, K3, P1, K1, P1, K2, slip next st onto a cable needle, hold in front of work, K1, S1 from cable needle, K2, repeat from * to marker.
Round 18: Clip color B, leaving a tail to weave in, switch to color A, use the right needle to lift the stitch below the first st on the left needle onto the left needle, knit these 2 sts together, K6, slip next st onto a cable needle, hold in front of work, K1, K1 from cable needle, * K8, slip next st onto a cable needle, hold in front of work, K1, K1 from cable needle, repeat from * to end of round.
Round 19: P all.
Round 20: K all.
Round 21: P all.

Bind off knit wise.

Weave in ends, wear and enjoy!

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How to make a flat circle in single, half double, or double crochet

Sometimes you need to crochet a flat circle. It is a good basic skill to know, so I am sharing a how~to with you. Here you will find written instructions with process photos to help, charts, and videos, showing how to crochet a flat circle in single, half double, and double crochet.

Here we go!

For the samples seen here, I used Peaches and Cream yarn, and an 8/H/5mm hook. However, this is really a tutorial showing you how to make flat circles, you can use nearly any yarn and a hook that works with your yarn.

Single Crochet Flat Circle

Stitches and Skills used:
ch ~ chain
sl st ~ slip stitch
sc ~ single crochet

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Video:

Pattern:

Round 1: Ch 4, sl st into first ch made to form a loop,  6 sc into loop, sl st to top of first sc to join.

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Round 2: Ch 1 (does not count as first sc), 2 sc in each st around, sl st to top of first sc to join. (12 sc)

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Round 3: Ch 1 (does not count as first sc), 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 5 times, sl st to top of first sc to join. (18 sc)

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Round 4: Ch 1 (does not count as first sc), sc in first st, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts] 5 times, sc in next st, sl st to top of first sc to join. (24 sc)

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Round 5: Ch 1 (does not count as first sc), 2 sc in first st, sc in each of next 3 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts] 5 times, sl st to top of first sc to join. (30 sc)

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Round 6: Ch 1 (does not count as first sc), sc in first st, sc in next st, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts] 5 times, sc in each of next 2 sts, sl st to top of first sc to join. (36 sc)

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Round 7: Ch 1 (does not count as first sc), 2 sc in first st, sc in each of next 5 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts] 5 times, sl st to top of first sc to join. (42 sc)
Round 8: Ch 1 (does not count as first sc), sc in first st, sc in each of next 2 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts] 5 times, sc in each of next 3 sts, sl st to top of first sc to join. (48 sc)
Round 9: Ch 1 (does not count as first sc), 2 sc in first st, sc in each of next 7 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts] 5 times, sl st to top of first sc to join. (42 sc)
Continue in this manner until your circle is the size you need.

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Half Double Crochet Flat Circle

Stitches and Skills used:
ch ~ chain
sl st ~ slip stitch
hdc ~ half double crochet

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Video:

Pattern:

Round 1: Ch 4, sl st into first ch made to form a loop, ch 1 (does not count as first hdc) 8 hdc into loop. (8 hdc)

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Round 2: Ch 1 (does not count as first hdc), 2 hdc in each st around, sl st to top of first hdc to join. (16 hdc)

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Round 3: Ch 1 (does not count as first hdc), 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st] 7 times, sl st to top of first hdc to join. (24 hdc)

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Round 4: Ch 1 (does not count as first hdc), hdc in first st, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts] 7 times, hdc in next st, sl st to top of first hdc to join. (32 hdc)

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Round 5: Ch 1 (does not count as first hdc), 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each of next 3 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 3 sts] 7 times, sl st to top of first hdc to join. (40 hdc)

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Round 6: Ch 1 (does not count as first hdc), hdc in first st, hdc in next st, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 4 sts] 7 times, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sl st to top of first hdc to join. (48 hdc)

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Round 7: Ch 1 (does not count as first hdc), 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each of next 5 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 5 sts] 7 times, sl st to top of first hdc to join. (56 hdc)
Round 8: Ch 1 (does not count as first hdc), hdc in first st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 6 sts] 7 times, hdc in each of next 3 sts, sl st to top of first hdc to join. (64 hdc)
Round 9: Ch 1 (does not count as first hdc), 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each of next 7 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 7 sts] 7 times, sl st to top of first hdc to join. (72 hdc)
Continue in this manner until your circle is the size you need.

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Double Crochet Flat Circle

Stitches and Skills used:
ch ~ chain
sl st ~ slip stitch
dc ~ double crochet

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Video:

Pattern:

Round 1: Ch 4, sl st into first ch made to form a loop, ch 1 (does not count as first dc) 12 dc into loop.

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Round 2: Ch 1 (does not count as first dc), 2 dc in each st around, sl st to top of first dc to join. (24 dc)

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Round 3: Ch 1 (does not count as first dc), 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, [2 dc in next st, dc in next st] 11 times, sl st to top of first dc to join. (36 dc)

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Round 4: Ch 1 (does not count as first dc), dc in first st, [2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts] 11 times, dc in next st, sl st to top of first dc to join. (48 dc)

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Round 5: Ch 1 (does not count as first dc), 2 dc in first st, dc in each of next 3 sts, [2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts] 11 times, sl st to top of first dc to join. (60 dc)

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Round 6: Ch 1 (does not count as first dc), dc in first st, dc in next st, [2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 4 sts] 11 times, dc in each of next 2 sts, sl st to top of first dc to join. (72 dc)
Round 7: Ch 1 (does not count as first dc), 2 dc in first st, dc in each of next 5 sts, [2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 5 sts] 11 times, sl st to top of first dc to join. (84 dc)
Round 8: Ch 1 (does not count as first dc), dc in first st, dc in each of next 2 sts, [2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 6 sts] 11 times, dc in each of next 3 sts, sl st to top of first dc to join. (96 dc)
Round 9: Ch 1 (does not count as first dc), 2 dc in first st, dc in each of next 7 sts, [2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 7 sts] 11 times, sl st to top of first dc to join. (108 dc)
Continue in this manner until your circle is the size you need.

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Basic Single Crochet Coaster

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Basic Single Crochet Coaster Pattern

Basic Single Crochet Coaster
Crochet Pattern
Beginner Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

This simple coaster can be made by a crochet beginner, yet is still nice enough for an advanced crocheter to make as well. It is a single crochet square made in rows, with a border around it. There is a video and chart to help, making this a great learning project.

These coasters work very nicely with my Stripy Single Crochet Placemat.

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Size:
4” square

Yarn:
Tahki Cotton Classic

Hook:
US 6/G/4.00 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge:
20 sts x 24 rows in a 4” square of sc

Other Supplies:
Yarn needle

Stitches and Skills used:
ch ~ chain
sc ~ single crochet
sl st ~ slip stitch

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Getting Started:
When working the center of this pattern in rows, the rows are not started with a ch. Just make the first sc in the first stitch, no starting ch is needed.

Here is a video showing the whole pattern:

Pattern:

Row 1: Ch 16, turn, sc in the second ch from the hook and in each remaining ch across. (15 sc)

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Row 2 ~ 16: Turn, sc in each sc across.

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Change color
Border Round 1: * (Sc, ch 2, sc) in corner, 13 sc along side, repeat from * around, sl st to top of first sc to join. (15 sc on each side)

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Border Round 2: Sl st into ch-2 sp, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner space, sc in each sc along side, repeat from * around, sl st to top of first sc to join ~ or ~ do not slip stitch to join, and just clip the yarn and finish off as in the video. (17 sc on each side)

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Clip yarn and weave in ends.

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Here is a chart of the pattern:

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