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Tamara’s Kismet Square

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Tamara's Kismet Square Free Crochet Pattern by Jessie At Home

Tamara’s Kismet Square
Free Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

After creating the 6″ Jacob’s Square and the 12″ Kismet Square built off of it, and making quite a few of each square (more on the reason for that next week),  I had some ideas for another version. There was a slight edit I wanted to make on the first round, and then a fun different look for the top. That is where Tamara’s Kismet square came from. Do you want to know how it got its name? Well you will have to wait until the new year to find that out!

Tamara’s Kismet Square uses the traditional Jacob’s Ladder stitch in the center, and is bordered by the Jacob’s ladder stitch flipped on its side. This creates a lot of fun texture and a really nifty~looking square, if I do say so myself. 😉 The idea for turning the Jacob’s ladder stitch on its side came from this awesome pattern. The square can be used in blankets, pillow covers, as wall art, or in some other way you can imagine. You can even make a quick baby blanket with 6 of these squares and a border, it works for boys or girls. Just have fun with it!

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Jacob’s Square ~ 6″ afghan square

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Jacob's Square Free Crochet Pattern by Jessie At Home

Jacob’s Square
Free Crochet Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

This 6” crochet square utilizes the Jacob’s Ladder stitch to add texture and interest to the design. Make a bunch of these squares to create a lovely blanket of any size. The design itself is very gender neutral, making it perfect for baby blankets! The pattern includes many process photos to help you along!

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The Big Book of Granny Squares by Tracey Lord ~ Book Review

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The Big Book of Granny Squares: 365 Crochet Motifs By Tracey Lord Interweave/F+W; $29.99

The Big Book of Granny Squares by Tracey Lord has squares for everyone! There is a huge variety in styles and skill levels, making it useful for the newbie to the most experienced crocheter. The designs are beautiful and range from traditional to trendy. Tracey certainly has her finger on the pulse of what is current in crochet. (more…)

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Julianna ~ Free Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern

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Julianna

Ear Warmers

A free tutorial
by Jessie At Home

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There seems to be a never ending stream of birthday parties for the littles right now. This pattern was the answer to one of those parties last week. These Granny~inspired ear warmers are just too fun! I even added a flower to make them even more cheery and help warm up those cold days!

Sizes:
Toddler (Child, Adult)

Hook:
4.5mm (US7) hook

Yarn:
Worsted weight, sample used Vanna’s Choice

Other Notions:
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Stitches and Abbreviations used:

ch ~ chain
dc ~ double crochet
sl st ~ slip stitch
sc2tog ~ single crochet 2 together
beg ~ beginning
sp ~ space
st(s) ~ stitch(es)

Rnd 1: Make a magic circle (or ch3 and join into a circle with a sl st,) work into that: ch4, (3dc, ch2) x3, 2dc, pull circle closed, sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch4

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Rnd 2: switch color, sl st into ch sp, ch3, sc in ch sp *sc in next 3dc, (sc, ch2, sc) in ch sp, rep from * twice more, sc in next 3dc, sl st to first ch, sl st into first ch of beg ch3

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Rnd 3: switch color, sl st into ch sp, ch4, 2dc in ch sp *dc in next 5sc, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch sp, rep from * twice more, dc in next 5sc, dc in ch sp, sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch4

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Rnd 4: switch color, sl st into ch sp, ch3, sc in ch sp *sc in next 9dc, (sc, ch2, sc) in ch sp, rep from * twice more, sc in next 9dc, sl st to first ch, sl st into first ch of beg ch3

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*at this point you will no longer be working in rounds* For Toddler Size skip rows 15-18, for Child Size skip rows 17-18, for adult size work all rows.
Row 1: switch color, ch2, turn, starting in 3rd st (see where needle is pointing), sc in next 9sts, 3sc in ch sp, sc in next 9 sts

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Row 2: ch1, turn, starting in 2nd st (see where needle is pointing), sc in next 9sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts

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Row 3~17 odd: switch color, ch1, turn, starting in 2nd st, sc in next 9sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts

Row 4~18 even: ch, turn, starting in 2nd st, sc in next 9sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts

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Row 19: switch color, ch3, turn, starting in 2nd st, dc in next 3sts, hdc in next 3sts, sc in next 3sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts

Row 20: ch, turn, starting in 2nd st, sc in next 9sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 3sts, hdc in next 3sts, dc in next 3sts

Row 21: ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 6sts, sc2tog

Row 22: ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 4sts, sc2tog

Row 23: ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 2sts, sc2tog

Row 24: ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc2tog

End off.

Turn work to wrong side, reattach first color and sl st into ch sp (For Toddler Size skip rows 3-6, for Child Size skip rows 5-6, for adult size work all rows)

Row 1: switch color, ch2, turn, starting in 3rd st (see where needle is pointing), sc in next 9sts, 3sc in ch sp, sc in next 9 sts

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Row 2: ch1, turn, starting in 2nd st, sc in next 9sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts

Row 3, 5: switch color, ch1, turn, starting in 2nd st, sc in next 9sts, 3sc in ch sp, sc in next 9 sts

Row 4, 6: ch, turn, starting in 2nd st, sc in next 9sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts

Row 7: switch color, ch1, turn, starting in 2nd st, sc in next 9sts, 3sc in next st,sc in next 3sts, hdc in next 3sts, dc in next 3sts

Row 8: ch3, turn, starting in 2nd st, dc in next 3sts, hdc in next 3sts, sc in next 3sts, 3sc in ch sp, sc in next 9 sts

Row 9: turn, starting in 2nd st, sl st in next 10 sts, ch1, sc2tog, sc in next 6sts, sc2tog

Row 10: ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 4sts, sc2tog

Row 11: ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 2sts, sc2tog

Row 12: ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc2tog

Edging: ch1, sc around entire piece, sl st to beg ch1

End off.

Sew a button on and weave in all ends.

Wear as is or add a flower or other decor to the center of the square.

Enjoy!!

Julianna

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