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Guest Blogger ~ Kimberly of Hooking Rainbows

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Nothing like getting the monthly guest blog post out the day before the month is over! It’s been a rather interesting month over her At Home. Yet our guest has been very patient with me. I am really enjoying meeting all these awesome bloggers! This month I got to get to know a lovely lady who is in a few Facebook groups with me, but who I had never really “met” before. I’m glad I finally got to know her a bit, she is a fantastic woman!

Kimberly has a wonderful blog with some great patterns. She has several fabulously fun purses, two of which we will be focusing on today. She also has other creative crochet patterns as well. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this talented new friend of mine!

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Nerdy Owl Purse

Would you like to meet her?

I just love her photo, it’s lots ‘o fun!

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Kimberly!

How long have you been crocheting, and how did you learn?

I have been crochet ever since I was a kid. Up until last year I had no idea how to read a crochet pattern much less how to figure out tension on a sewing machine. I get this creating bug from my mom, when I was little she taught me how to crochet. She always had tons of crochet projects daily for us to do.  My mom taught me how to use my skills to create designs without patterns which I love her for:) I basically knew all the crochet stitches I just didn’t know their names or how to read their abbreviations. Last year I found a really cute crochet pattern for slippers, but I didn’t know how to read it. I scoured You-tube for answers which I found! I can proudly say within a year I was cranking out more projects and loading up on yarn then I think my husband was ready for. Needless to say my son was ecstatic with all the yarn in the house. I catch him occasionally pulling it behind him like a pet:)

What’s your favorite thing about crocheting?

I get to put my own creative twist on everyday items. When you buy things from the store they have a basic vibe to them, not unique at all. I love to be unique and that is why I love crocheting.

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Frog Prince Purse

Why did you want to make this pattern?

I actually wanted to bring more spring into my patterns…I usually do a lot of hat projects and since winter is coming to end I needed a new direction. I find purses are very much used in all seasons but, in order to make it more of a hello to spring I thought I would add a animal on it. I thought of a frog on a Lilly pad, that is how this idea popped into my head For the Frog Prince bag. For the Owl purse I made it for a friend, my friend loves owls and she is a little nerdy like me so, I thought making the Owl with glasses would be cute and very spring.

When and why did you begin blogging?

I have wanted to explore the world of blogging for a while now. I originally started a writing blog about two years ago but, I didn’t have much time to sit down and write all the stories I had in my head. I am much faster at crocheting with my hands then writing with them. Which I think is kind of weird that I would want to start a blog but, I wanted to share my knowledge, ideas and talent to the world. This is also why I seem sort of short (at least to me) with my blog posts on my blog…but, i usually fill it up the rest with free patterns!

What’s your favorite thing about blogging?

I love being able to share free patterns with the world…I know how much I appreciate free patterns so, I am sure there are a lot of people out in the world that do too.  I also enjoy sharing my knowledge and ideas. I have helper syndrome, I try to make everyone enjoy crafty projects like I do. I have a weekly craft night where people bring their crafty things over and craft away the night. We talk about strategy and people learn new things! I take these talks, ideas or projects and share them in blogging as well.

Anything else we should know about you?

The only additional information that might be important is that I am a mother of one little fun loving boy and married to a wonderful husband of almost 6 years.

I hope you all have enjoyed getting to know Kimberly! Learn even more about her over at Hooking Rainbows!

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Chain Necklace ~ free crochet pattern

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About a week ago I was looking through the fashion trends for spring and noticed a lot of “statement” necklaces. Several of them were the type with a large chain around the top half, and then several small chains around the bottom half. They inspired me to create this uber~fun crochet necklace!

Free-Crochet-Pattern-Chain-Necklace

If you can crochet a chain, you can make this necklace.

So let’s get started.

You will need:
4.5mm or 5.0mm crochet hook
10.omm crochet hook
Worsted Weight or DK yarn (Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice used in the samples)
metal yarn needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations:
yo ~ yarn over
ch ~ chain

Cut 5 strands of yarn as follows:

Measure 180″ of yarn, pinch it in half at this point, and measure back another 180″ (this will create a piece of yarn that is 360″ long, and folded in half.) Repeat this 4 more times, one each at 185″, 190″, 195″, and 200″.

Hold all the folds together as one loop, and place the loop around a size N (10.0mm) crochet hook. There will be a group of yarn strands in front of the hook (between you and the hook,) and another in back of the hook. Fold the front group over the back, yo with the back group of yarn, and pull through, creating a slip knot. See the pictures below, and the video for further help.

Start-of-chain-necklace

Ch35, this will make the top half of the necklace. If you make less chains the top half will be shorter, but the whole necklace will be longer. If you make more chains the top half will be longer, but the whole necklace will be shorter.

Leave the loops on the large hook. Slip one loop only off the large hook, and using a 4.5 or 5.0mm hook, ch with just that one strand of yarn. Ch to the end of yarn, until just 1 1/2″ remain, and pull yarn through. Repeat with each of remaining 9 strands of yarn.

Starting-Small-Chains

Cut 2 more strands of yarn, 2 yards (72″) long. Thread one onto a yarn needle, and tie ends together. Sew needle through ends of all 10 chains, do not pull through. Fold necklace into a circle, taking care not to twist, and continue to sew through beginning of necklace. Pull through, threading yarn through the end of the strands of yarn on the needle, and pull tight.

Closing-Chain-Necklace

Wrap yarn around large chain, covering over tails from the small chains, for 1″, clip tails, and wrap yarn back down the same 1″. Sew through a small amount of yarn on the back of the necklace, sew through the same bit again, then thread the yarn through the wrapped section and clip. Wrap the other end of the large chain in the same manner.

Wrapping-Chain-Necklace

Wear and enjoy!

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Spa Set ~ Free Crochet Patterns!

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Here it is! The complete set of Spa patterns for you. I hope they bring you lots o’ clean fun!

~ Just click on the photos of each item for the patterns ~

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Bath Mitt

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Soap Bag


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Face Cloth

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Bath Pouf

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So there you have it, links to all the patterns for the Spa Set! Enjoy.

To find a printer friendly version of this pattern (text only, in black, no photos) click here. This will bring you to the listing for the entire spa set on Craftsy, where you can also find printer friendly versions of all my free patterns, and where you can purchase my sale patterns.

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©Copyright 2013 Jessie Rayot / Jessie At Home All my videos, patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog / website, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you.

P.S. I have had a few questions about ordering these finished objects. If you are interested in a special order, email me at jessie519@gmail.com. The pricing for these items are $10 each, or 3 for $25. Thanks!

P.P.S. Here is a review of the bath pouf pattern by the fabulous Kimberly over at Hooking Rainbows. And guess what? She will be our guest blogger later this week!!

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Bath Mitt ~ Spa Set

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Another addition to the Spa Set. Here is a free bath mitt pattern for you!

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This is great for scrubbing up the kiddies, or for pampering yourself. I have made two sizes, a small because I like my bath mitts to fit snugly, and a medium because I know a lot of people like the mitts to be looser. The pattern can be made with a thumb or with just a thumb hole, and with or without a ribbed bottom.

Grab you hook and lets get going!

Yarn: 100% cotton worsted weight yarn, (samples were made with Lily Sugar ‘n Cream)

Hook: US H (5.0 mm)

Other Notions: Yarn needle for weaving in ends removable marker, or a scrap piece of yarn

Gauge: 15 sts by 13 rows in a 4″ square odd rows: sc (hdc, sc) 7 times even rows: hdc (sc, hdc) 7 times

Stitches and Abbreviations used:

sl st ~ slip stitch
ch ~ chain
hdc ~ half double crochet
sc ~ single crochet
sc2tog ~ single crochet 2 together
rnd ~ round
beg ~ beginning
st(s) ~ stitch(es)
rep ~ repeat
optional:  fphdc ~ front post half double crochet

sc2tog instructions: insert hook in next st, yo, pull through (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next st, yo, pull through (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through all loops on hook

fphdc instructions: make a hdc as normal, only instead of working into the loops on top of the st underneath  work the st around the post of the st underneath ~ see photos

Front-Post-Half-Double-Crochet

Rnd 1: Make a magic circle (or ch3 and join into a circle with a sl st,) work into that: Ch1 (sc, hdc) 6 times, do not join, place marker and continue to keep it at the end of each rnd (12 sts)

Rnd 2: * (sc, hdc) in next st, sc in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st, hdc in next st, rep from * 2 more times (18 sts)

Rnd 3: * (sc, hdc) in next st, sc in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st, hdc in next st, rep from * around sc in same st as last hdc (28 sts)

Size Medium only, next rnd: (hdc, sc) in next st, (hdc in next st, sc in next st) 3 times, rep from * twice more, (hdc, sc) in next st, (hdc in next st, sc in next st) twice , hdc in next st (32 sts)

Rnd 4 ~ 18: (sc, hdc) around

Size Medium only, rep last rnd: 2 more times or until mitt above thumb hole is desired length

Rnd 19: ch 8, sk 6 sts (thumb), (sc, hdc) around

Rnd 20: (sc, hdc) around (30 (34) sts)

Rnd 21: sc2tog, (hdc, sc) 3 times, sc2tog, (sc, hdc) 4 (5) times, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, hdc (sc, hdc) around (26 (30) sts)

Rnd 22 ~ 23: (sc, hdc) around  after rnd 23, sc in next st and then sl st into top of next st (26 (30) sts)

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Rnd 24: do not ch, sc in front loop only of first st (see photos), sc in both loops of next st around, sl st to first sc (26 (30) sts)

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Rep rnd 24: 2 or 3 times more to desired length

~or~

Rnd 25, 26: ch2 (counts as first hdc) fphdc, (hdc, fphdc) around, sl st to top of beg ch2

THUMB (optional)

Rnd 1: From Right Side, join yarn in first chain of ch 8, ch1, sc in same ch (hdc in next ch, sc in next ch) 3 times, hdc in next ch (now continue working in 6 unworked sts at top of thumb hole), (sc in next st, hdc in next st) twice, sc2tog, hdc in side of thumb hole, do not join, place marker and continue to keep it at the end of each rnd (14 sts)

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Rnd 2 ~ 7: (sc, hdc) around

to make thumb longer rep rnd 2: until desired length is reached, thumb can end on either rnd

Rnd 8: remove marker, sc2tog 8 times,sl st into next st clip yarn leaving a long tail, pull tail through, turn thumb inside out and use tail to sew top shut, weave in end

Now enjoy the scrubby spa experience!

Find all the patterns in my Spa Set here.

To find a printer friendly version of this pattern (text only, in black, no photos) click here. This will bring you to the listing for the entire spa set on Craftsy, where you can also find printer friendly versions of all my free patterns, and where you can purchase my sale patterns.

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Soap Bag ~ Spa Set

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If liquid soap and a bath pouf is not your thing, then this soap bag is the spa accessory for you! Just slip your bar soap inside and tie it shut, then enjoy the scrubby bubbles. This bag can be reused when your soap is gone, and it can even be tossed in the washing machine. Just be sure to give it a good rinse before, so you do not over sud your machine with all the soap still in the bag.

Spa-Set-Soap-Bags-Free-Crochet-Pattern

Yarn:

100% cotton worsted weight yarn, (samples were made with Lily Sugar ‘n Cream)

Hook:

US H (5.0 mm)

Other Notions:

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Stitches and Abbreviations used:

sl st ~ slip stitch
ch ~ chain
hdc ~ half double crochet
sc ~ single crochet
rnd ~ round
beg ~ beginning
st(s) ~ stitch(es)

ch 11

working in front loops only: hdc in second ch from hook

(sc in next st, hdc in next st) 4 times, there should be one ch left

(sc, hdc) in front loop of last ch, turn, the unworked back loops are now the front loops, (sc, hdc) in the front loop of first st

(sc in next st, hdc in next st) 4 times,  there should be one ch left

(sc, hdc) all in last ch

do not join, you will be working in a spiral; hdc in top of ch just before the first hdc

Starting-Soap-Bag-Spa-Set-Free-Crochet-Pattern

(sc in next st, hdc in next st) around in a spiral until bag is 4″ high (or the height you want before the tie string)

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Eyelets: (ch1, skip a st, sc in next st) around 2 times ~ on second round the sc will go in the ch spaces

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Boarder: (sl st in next ch sp, 3hdc in next ch sp) around, ending with a sl st in the first sl st. Clip yarn and weave in ends.

Soap-Bag-Boarder-Spa-Set-Free-Crochet-Pattern

Tie String: ch45, clip yarn and pull end through last ch. Pull ends tight and clip them to 1/4″ then weave tie string through bottom row of eyelets

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Toss in some soap and make some suds!

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Textured cotton washcloth ~ Spa Set

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These cotton crocheted washcloths are become more and more popular. If you have ever used one you know why. They are so soft and so scrubby all at the same time. It really is a spa experience  They are a great way to pamper yourself or make some and give them to pamper someone you know could use a little TLC.

I tried a variety of stitches, and here is the one that I liked the most. It works up very quickly, and without taking up too much yarn.

Face-Cloth-Spa-Set-Free-Crochet-Pattern

Yarn:

100% cotton worsted weight yarn, (samples were made with Lily Sugar ‘n Cream)

Hook:

US H (5.0 mm)

Other Notions:

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Stitches and Abbreviations used:

ch ~ chain
hdc ~ half double crochet
sc ~ single crochet
st(s) ~ stitch(es)

ch31

Row 1: working in bottom loops of ch, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, (sc, hdc) across to end, turn

Row 2: (do not ch) sc in first st, (hdc, sc) across to end, turn

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Rep rows 2: until piece is square

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clip yarn and weave in ends ~ or ~

optional: sc around entire washcloth, placing 27 sc along each edge not counting the corners, and 3sc in each corner, then clip yarn and weave in ends

Washcloth-Spa-Set-Free-Crochet-Pattern

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Guest Blogger ~ Lorene of Cre8tionCrochet.com

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My adventures in blogging and pattern writing have brought many wonderful things into my life. Possibly the most wonderful are the friendships I have developed with other bloggers and pattern writers. When this~whole~internet~thing started I never would have thought I would develop real friendships through it, yet I have. I have a group of friends who I have never met in person, most of whom I have never even spoken to on the phone, yet I do care for them deeply. I have cried with them and laughed with them. As a stay at home mom, they have provided me with the adult companionship I often lack in person.

When I decided to start having a monthly guest craft blogger, it only seemed fitting that my first guest be one of those friends.

Lorene of Cre8tionCrochet.com
Lorene!

So here we have it: the beginning of a new tradition here at JessieAtHome. A monthly interview with a guest blogger, and the first guest is my friend Lorene. Lorene has a wonderful crochet based blog where she posts many creative patterns. She has a variety of patterns, but I have to say her hats are phenomenal! Here are two of her newer hats, the Miranda Slouch and a Newsboy Hat.

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Newsboy Hat by Cre8tion Crochet
Miranda-Slouch-Hat by Cre8tion-Crochet
Miranda Slouch Hat by Cre8tion Crochet

So let’s get to know a little about Lorene!

How long have you been crocheting, and how did you learn?

My grandmother taught me how to chain when I was a child, once or twice in my teenage years I picked up a hook and played around but I never really got the knack. My passion was discovered three years ago when my best friend was having her first baby. I wanted her to have something she could treasure as a heirloom for her whole life, so I taught myself how to crochet and made her a few baby blankets. Then I became pregnant with my 2nd child and I made more blankets and taught myself how to make hats. Its been all down hill from there.

What’s your favorite thing about crocheting?

My favorite thing about crocheting is creating. The challenge of designing a new pattern and the thrill when someone asks me where I got such and such from and I can say “I made it”.

Why did you want to make these hat patterns?

One of the most fun things to make for me are hats. I love having a different one to wear whenever I go out. I make my daughter and myself new hats every couple weeks. These are just two of my adult hats that I actually wrote out the pattern for.

Miranda-Slouch-Hat by Lorene-of-Cre8tion-Crochet
Miranda Slouch

When and why did you begin blogging?

I started my blog just last year but I didn’t really start doing anything with it until November, after my mother passed away. Losing her gave me the motivation to push myself and follow my dream because you never know just how short life can be.

What’s your favorite thing about blogging?

My favorite thing about blogging is sharing with other people. I love it when someone shares pictures of their finished product that they made from one of my patterns.

Anything else we should know about you?

I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have two fantastic children, a 13yo boy and a 2yo girl. I am very into natural and holistic living and natural parenting. I live on the Crystal Coast and spend as much time as possible at the beach when weather permits. I have big plans for my future in the crochet world and only hope that I can bring them all to fruition.

Newsboy-Hat by Cre8tion-Crochet
Fun Newsboy Cap

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know Lorene. Now hop on over to Cre8tion Crochet and take a look around!

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