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Scrap-tastic Blog Hop and Bundle!

I am excited to be joining in the Scrap-tastic Blog Hop and Bundle Sale hosted by Regina!

You can get a free crochet pattern perfect for using up all those partial skeins everyday in October!

I hope you enjoy hopping along with me!


No need to worry If you haven’t participated in a blog hop before.

Just follow a few simple steps and you are good to go.

Find today’s featured pattern, click on the ‘get the code’ button. This will take you to the host page, where you will find the coupon code and link to the pattern.

Grab the coupon code on the host page and click on the ‘get the pattern’ button. This will take you to the designers page/store, where you will either click on the ‘download’ button or add the pattern to your cart.

Be sure to enter the coupon code and then checkout. Easy Peasy.


Below is a handy graphic showing the blog hop steps!


Thirty one fabulous designs are being featured this month!

Links to the host page and my bundle affiliate link are posted below each day for your convenience. Simply find the featured day and click on the link below that will take you to the hosts page. Get the code and follow the link to that days featured pattern.

Come and hop along with me!


DAY 1

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 1st is the Fall Fun Coasters by Regina at @reginapdesigns. This cute little coaster pattern includes instructions for 2 different sizes just perfect for using up those leftover scraps. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 2

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 2nd is Maze’s Cat Toy by Jo’s Crafty Hook. Maze’s Cat Toy uses a couple of stitches to help you switch out those colors your cat enjoys and can be made for any pet. Click on ‘get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 3

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 3rd is the Short and Chunky Fingerless Globes by Carroway Crochet. This is a quick and easy trendy gloves pattern that make a great gift. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 4

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 4th is the Crochet Twisted Headband by Toys Lab Creations. This crochet twisted headband is designed using the Yo-slst. It has a ribbed detailing characterized by working into the back loops only and it fits perfectly even if you have thin hair. It looks great in just about any colour, even in neutral colours. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 5

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 5th is the Granny Square Pumpkin by Cafe Luna. Begin the Fall season with this simple and sweet Granny Square Pumpkin. This pattern includes detailed directions and pictures to make this pumpkin. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 6

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 6th is the Crochet Bow Ties by Gourdgeous Knits. These are cute crochet hair bows that are perfect accessories for kids of all ages. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!

DAY 7

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 7th is the Pumpkin Amigurumi by The Cute Cyclops. Amigurumi pumpkins in two sizes. Make them with or without the eyes! Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 8

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 8th is my very own Crossroads Can Cozy! The Crossroads Can Cozy features the crossed double crochet and the link stitch, and is designed to fit snuggly around your favorite beverage. This quick and easy project makes the perfect gift for sports enthusiasts as you can change colors at the beginning of any round to create your very own custom cozy. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 9

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 9th is the Ice Cap Headband by Straight Hooked. The Ice Cap Headband features Malena’s signature stitch, the Dolphin Stitch, which creates gorgeous texture and works up quickly. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 10

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 10th is the Mini Granny Headband by Crocreate. This super easy mini granny headband is a great introduction to granny squares and your go to accessory for Fall. minimal sewing, minimal yarn but maximum glow up! Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 11

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 11th is the Turning Leaves Scarf by Jo’s Crafty Hook. See the leaves curl just like the falling seasonal leaves. Turn all of your scraps of fall color yarn into a great unisex scarf. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 12

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 12th is the Alien Coffee cozy by My Crafty Pursuits. Make this fun alien coffee cozy to help give you a fashionable coffee cup or a great gift. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 13

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 13th is the Momma’s Pumpkin by Marsha Yarn Doodles. The cabled “Momma’s Pumpkin” is a lovely way to bring a feeling of fall indoors. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 14

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 14th is the Crochet Coaster and Bow by Toys Lab Creations. How about making a crochet coaster and a crochet bow from just one pattern. This easy crochet coaster pattern can be used for co-workers or house warming gifts the crochet bow can be used as a decorative embellishment for a dress or for a crochet bow tie. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAy 15

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 15th is the Swirly Bloom Coasters by The Crochet Fix. Sweet, textured beverage coasters that are a little bit boho and a lot sweet. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 16

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 16th is the All Rounded Up Basket by SaiASmi Dreamz in Yarn. All Rounded Up is a quick to make Round basket pattern that will be perfect to store knick-knacks and odd-bits! Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 17

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 17th is the Sugar Skull Purses by My Fingers Fly. A truly versatile crochet pattern for all sugar skull fans. This easy pattern includes 3 variations of a sugar skull purse – waist bag, messenger bag, and neck wallet. Use worsted yarn, cotton yarn, sport yarn, or whatever you have handy in your stash. Customize yarn colors to make a truly unique design. The possibilities are endless! Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 18

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 18th is the Creamfudge headscarf by Vimala Vignesh. A pretty headscarf to keep your flyaway’s intact and to give you some cover from the not so cold autumn days! Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 19

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 19th is the Coaster by Keju Crochet Design. This is an easy, quick and fun hexagonal crochet coaster. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 20

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 20th is the Day of the Dead Bread Amigurumi Pattern by The Cute Cyclops. This cute Day of the Dead Bread amigurumi pattern is the perfect addition to your Day of the Dead altar. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 21

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 21st is the Retro Granny Stitch Mug Cozy by Kathy’s Kozies. This beginner friendly Mug Cozy is the perfect introduction to the classic Granny Stitch. Make it a solid color or get fancy and stripe it up! The cozy start with a bottom base so will act as a coaster as well. Finish it off with a cute button and you have the perfect gift for you or someone else! Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 22

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 22nd is my Radiance Scrunchie. The Radiance Scrunchie is an easy repeat pattern that is worked in continuous rounds. The pattern includes a tutorial for the herringbone half double crochet so that you can confidently crochet your very own Radiance Scrunchie! Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 23

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 23rd is the Hillside Hooded Capelet by Straight Hooked. The Hillside Hooded Capelet works up quickly and can be made with as many colors as you desire! Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 24

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 24th is the Olivia Skinny scarf by Carroway Crochet. This is a simple yet trendy design and it is a simple pattern for beginners. You can make the Olivia Skinny Scarf with the double crochet stitch and some chains. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 25

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 25th is the Easy Colourful Hairband by Keju Crochet Design. This is an easy, quick and easily adjustable hairband. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 26

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 26th is the Tabby Star Easy Crochet Mittens by Stardust Gold Crochet. These cute mittens are a perfect scrap yarn buster, cozy, and easily adjustable. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 27

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 27th is the Whatever Holder by Made by Marsh. Get organized with this crochet holder of whatevers. Fully customizable, depending on your needs. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 28

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 28th is the Pumpkin Worry Worm by Start Crochet. Make someone smile with this cute Pumpkin Worry Worm this fall. Great for Halloween gifts, use as a fidget in a classroom or hand out to someone who needs a hug. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 29

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 29th is the Hodgepodge Cowl by Regina P Designs. This super cute bandana cowl was inspired by my Hodgepodge Shawl and my stash of yarn scraps. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 30

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 30th is the Amigurumi Bat by The Cute Cyclops. A cute little amigurumi bat for your Halloween crocheting pleasure. Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


DAY 31

The Scrap-tastic Blog Hop featured pattern for October 31st is the Fall Leaves C2C Square by Stardust Gold Crochet. This is a beautiful C2C Maple Leaf design, perfect for a pillow or to add to a cozy fall blanket! Click on “get the code’ below which will take you to the host page, where you will find the code and the link to the pattern!


I hope you have enjoyed the Scrap-tastic Blog Hop as much as I did!

If you missed any of the featured day’s you can still get the bundle for only $9.99! That’s equals out to be thirty-one patterns for only 32 cents per pattern!

Click on my bundle affiliate link below to take advantage of this great offer!

Until next time, Happy Crocheting!

ETHY

Owensvillachick Designs

Scrap-tastic! OVC Designs Crossroads Can Cozy Feature Day!

I hope that you have been enjoying the Scrap-tastic Blog Hop so far. I am excited to be sharing my Crossroads Can Cozy with you. You can get it as a free download for 24 hours on October 8th only!

Like my Crossroads Cozy Sleeve, the Crossroads Can Cozy features the crossed double crochet and the link stitch, and is designed to fit snuggly around your favorite beverage.

This is a quick and easy project and makes the perfect gift for sports enthusiasts as you can change colors at the beginning of any round to create your very own custom cozy!

If you don’t have the coupon code yet, simply click on the ‘get the code’ button which will take you to the host page. Find the code for my Crossroads Can Cozy and then click on the ‘get the pattern’ button which will bring you back here. Once you have the coupon code, you will scroll down and click on the ‘download’ button below.

If you have stopped by after visiting the host page and already have your coupon code ready to go, click on the ‘download’ button below which will take you to my Ravelry page. Don’t forget to add the code when you checkout!

Don’t want to keep hopping around but want all the thirty-one patterns?!

Use my affiliate link to get all the patterns for only $9.99!

I hope you enjoy my pattern! I would love to see your Crossroads Can Cozy’s.

Tag me @owensvillachick on Instagram or Owens Villa Chick Designs on Facebook.

Until next time, Happy Crocheting!

ETHY

Owensvillachick Designs

Loopy Herringbone Pumpkin

A must-have autumn decoration, the Loopy Herringbone Pumpkin is both fun to make and adds a touch of whimsy to your home. Using bulky yarn, the pumpkins are crocheted flat and are assembled using the slip stitch and a tapestry needle. The stem and loopy leaves are then crocheted using worsted weight yarn and are sewn onto the top of the pumpkin. A photo tutorial for the loopy leaves is included in the tutorials section of the pattern.

I am sharing with you the written instructions for the short pumpkin below. If you would like access to both sizes and the photo tutorials, these are all included in the pattern pdf in my Ravelry store.

Materials
Pumpkin body 80-100 yards (5) bulky yarn
Stem & Leaves 25-30 yards (4) worsted yarn
5.5 mm hook
Poly-fill stuffing
Scissors
Stitch Marker
Needle

Abbreviations
Stitch/Stitches (St)/(Sts)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Chain(s) (ch)/(chs)
Foundation Half Double Crochet (FHDC)
Herringbone Half Double Crochet (hhdc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Front top Loop Only (flo)
Back top Loop Only (blo)

Special Stitch Instructions
Herringbone Half Double Crochet: yo, insert hook, yo and pull through 1st loop on hook, yo, pull through remaining two loops on hook

Pattern Notes
Advanced Beginner
Written in US crochet terms
Finished Size: Short Pumpkin 3” tall x 20” circumference
Tall Pumpkin 7” tall x 17” circumference
Gauge: 9 st x 4 rows of pattern = 2”
 
Before You Start
Pattern is worked in continuous rows with first and last rounds being slip stitch joined.
Top and bottom closed with long tail
Shorter repeats are indicated within ()
Longer repeats indicated within * and **
A stitch marker comes in handy for marking the beginning of each round.

Photo Tutorials for both the Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch and the Loopy Leaves are included in the pattern pdf.

PUMPKIN BODY

Row 1: Leaving a long beginning tail, FHDC 40, turn.

Alternatively, ch 41 and hdc in 2nd ch from hook and remaining chs across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, hhdc blo, turn (40)

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc flo, turn (40)

Repeat rows 2 and 3 (14) times.

Joining body of pumpkin

Ch 1, sl st join the last row with the first row. Fasten off leaving a long tail for closing.

Closing bottom of your pumpkin

Use needle and long tail, to weave in and out of rows and pull closed.

*Stuff pumpkin with poly-fill or desired alternative stuffing until nearly full.

Closing top of your pumpkin

Turn inside out and use needle and long tail to weave in and out of rows.

Add more stuffing as desired.

Weave yarn in and out of rows 2 or 3 more times, pulling yarn after each time to desired closure.

Pull closed and weave end.

To create segments

Use a length of yarn four or five times the circumference for your pumpkin.

Lay down the yarn and center the pumpkin on top of it.

Take both ends of the yarn and pull up tightly around the pumpkin to create the first two indentations.

Secure the two ends together at the top 2-3 knots.

Rotate and flip the pumpkin over, repeat as many times as you desire, placing the indentation of yarn in a different space each time.

Fasten off and weave in any remaining ends.

STEM

1: Ch 7, scblo in 2nd chain from hook and each of the next chs. (6)

2: Ch 1, sc blo in each st across. (6)

3-7: Repeat row 2. (7)

Join last row to beginning chain with slip stitch. Turn inside out.

You should have your starting tail on the opposite end of your working tail.

Do not fasten off working tail and place marker as you will continue using to make leaves.

*Stuff stem if desired.

Close the top of the stem using a needle and your starting tail.

LEAVES

Turn your work to continue along the ends of your stem rows.

You will be working around the bottom of the stem.

Round 1: Ch 1, 7 sc evenly around, join. (7)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc each st around, join. (14)

Round 3: Ch 1, (sc, 2 sc) repeat around, join. (21)

Round 4: Ch 1, (sc, sc, 2 sc) repeat around, join. (28)

Round 5: Ch 1, sl st into 1st st, *(ch 12, sl st into 3rd ch from hook, sl st into each remaining ch, sl st into next sc) twice, skip next st, insert hook through ch-2 at end of last tail and into next st, yo, draw loop through all layers and loop on hook, pass 1st tail through loop just created, insert hook through ch-2 space at end of 1st tail and into next st, yo , draw loop through all layers and loop on hook**, slip st in each of next 3 sc; rep from * ending last rep st**, sl st into beginning ch1 space at the base of the 1st ch 12.

4 leaves = (8 strip loops, 24 ss)

Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing onto pumpkin.

Using needle, sew stem and leaves onto top of pumpkin.

Weave in ends.

Congratulations, your Loopy Herringbone Pumpkin is complete!

I would love to see your projects on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @owensvillchick or Owens Villa Chick and by using the hashtags #loopyherringbonepumpkin #owensvillachickdesigns #ovcdesigns.

A huge thanks to my tester! Check out their Loopy Herringbone Pumpkins!

ETHY

Owensvillachick Designs

OVC Designs Pumpkin Palooza Day

My featured day for the Pumpkin Palooza Blog Hop and Crochet-along is Saturday, September 10th. I enjoyed crocheting many of the pumpkins featured in last years hop and could not be more excited to have the opportunity to join in with 20 designers and share with you my Loopy Herringbone Pumpkin crochet pattern!

A must-have autumn decoration, the Loopy Herringbone Pumpkin is both fun to make and adds a touch of whimsy to your home. Using bulky yarn, the pumpkins are crocheted flat and are assembled using the slip stitch and a tapestry needle. The stem and loopy leaves are then crocheted using worsted weight yarn and are sewn onto the top of the pumpkin. A photo tutorial for the loopy leaves is included in the tutorials section of the pattern.

You can get a free download of the pattern pdf for 24 hours (midnight-11:59) Saturday (9/10/22) only! Simply follow the three simple steps illustrated in the graphic below!

Hop over to Crafting for Weeks for the coupon code. Simply click on the host blog button below and it will direct you to Crafting for Weeks where you will find the coupon code.

Already have the coupon code? Please click on the link below and it will take you to my Ravelry page, where you can get your free download. Don’t hesitate, as this is available for 24 hours (midnight-11:59) Saturday (9/10/22) only!

If you don’t like all the hopping around and don’t want to miss out on a single pattern, you can purchase the Pineapple & Pine Pumpkin Palooza Crochet Bundle which features all 21 patterns of the Pumpkin Palooza Blog Hop! All the crochet patterns in this bundle have a pumpkin theme and are perfect for fall. You can purchase them all together for just $12.99…a huge discount off retail! And you’ll receive two bonus printables, the pumpkin leaf tags and a cup template for cozies.

Simply click on my affiliate link to get all 21 patterns and the added bonuses!

ETHY

Owensvillachick Designs

Layla Hair Tie

I don’t know about you but it seems like the month of August just flew by. Fitting in all the lasts for the summer and jumping headfirst into school prep sure kept us busy this month. I had intended on getting a few more patterns through testing and released but I had hit the snooze button and focus on getting my boys settled into their respective schools. Not to mention all of the craziness that goes into getting my own classroom ready!

I am thrilled to be finally releasing the Layla Hair Tie. This pattern has been in the works all summer and my testers had wrapped up their hair ties a few weeks ago. But alas, it is the end of August and I was finally able to get everything together for release.

The Layla Hair Tie is worked in unturned rounds and makes a great stash buster for yarn weights from super fine to bulky. It is a super quick make and is an elegant hair accessory staple. What color and yarn weight will you choose?

I am sharing the crochet instructions for using worsted weight yarn to make your Layla Hair Tie below but if you would like to make it in another weight, the details and instructions for each yarn weight are provided in the paid pattern pdf which is available in my Ravelry store! Enjoy!

Materials
Approximately 10-15 yards worsted weight yarn
5.5 mm hook
Scissors
Needle

Abbreviations
Stitches St(s)
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Round(s) rd(s)
Double crochet cluster (dc cluster)
Puff – see special stitches

Special Stitch Instructions
DC cluster: (yo, insert hook, pull up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops) three times, yo, draw through remaining 4 loops on hook.
 
Puff:
(yo, insert hook, pull up loop) three times, yo, draw through 7 loops, ch 1 to close.

Pattern Notes
Advanced Beginner
Written in US crochet terms
Finished Size: 4″ diameter
Gauge: 3 dc clusters = 1″
 
Before You Start
Pattern is worked in unturned rounds.
Ch 1 & Ch 2 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.
Ch 1 between stitches counts as a stitch.

Worsted Weight Layla Hair Tie Instructions

Sl stitch join around elastic.

*Add or remove beginning dc clusters based on elastic size.  You want to simply fill the elastic.

Round 1: Working around the elastic, ch 2, (dc cluster, ch 1), repeat 21 times around, join. (21 dc clusters/21 ch)

Round 2: Ch 1, (sl st in cluster st, puff st in ch 1 space) repeat around, join. (21 sl st/ 21 puffs)

Round 3: Ch 1, sl st in each stitch around, join. (42 sl sts)

Finish off. Weave ends.

Congratulations, your Layla Hair Tie is complete!

I would love to see your projects on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @owensvillchick or using the hashtags #LaylaHairTie #ovcdesigns and #owensvillachickdesigns.

TESTER PHOTOS

A special thank you to my testers for making this pattern amazing!

Check out their Layla Hair Ties!

I will be back next time with some blog hop fun!

Until next time, Happy Crocheting!

ETHY

Owensvillachick Designs

Radiance Scrunchie

The summer has been so hot in South Carolina and it has not been easy escaping the heat. Splashing in the pool with my family, small hikes in the mountains and going to the local science center to watch movies in the planetarium have been our saving grace! How do you keep cool during hot weather?

In my crochet world, I have enjoyed playing around with the herringbone half double crochet lately and wondered what a gradient style yarn would look like while using it. I was pleased to see the results of this leftover Yarn Bee Caterina I had in my stash. As the stitches radiate outward, the color changes slowly around and is just so mesmerizing.

The Radiance Scrunchie is an easy repeat pattern, worked in continuous rounds with two options for joining and closing the scrunchie. Best of all, it is yet another fabulous stash buster!

I am sharing the basic crochet instructions for the Radiance Scrunchie below but if you would like access to the herringbone half double crochet tutorial, be sure to grab the paid pattern pdf which is available in my Ravelry store! Enjoy!

Materials
Yarn: Weight (3) DK, Light
Yardage: Approximately 30 yards
4 mm hook
Hair Elastic
Scissors
Stitch Marker
Needle

Abbreviations
Stitch/Stitches (St)/(Sts)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Chain (ch)
Herringbone Half Double Crochet (hhdc)

Special Stitch Instructions
Herringbone Half Double Crochet: yo, insert hook, yo and pull up loop and pull loop through 1st loop on hook, yo and pull through remaining two loops on hook.
(photo tutorial included in the pattern pdf)

Pattern Notes
Beginner
Written in US crochet terms
Finished Size: 3.5″” diameter
Gauge: 5 st and 4 rounds = 1” x 1”
 
Before You Start
Pattern is worked in continuous rounds around the elastic, with first and last rounds being slip stitch or whip stitch joined together.
You can use any size yarn and hook for this project, just note that the dimensions and yarn requirements will be different than listed above.
A stitch marker comes in handy for marking the beginning of each round.
The photo tutorial for the Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch is found in the paid pattern pdf.

Ch 10 and sl st around elastic into first chain. (Add or subtract starting chain for desired scrunch)

Round 1: Ch1, Hhdc in each ch around. (10)

Round 2: Hhdc in each st around. (10)

Rounds 3-30: Repeat round 2 for a total of 28 rounds. (Add or subtract repeated rounds for desired scrunch)

Closing

Option #1: Loosely sl st last round to 1st round to close.

Option #2: Seam last round to 1st round using a whip stitch.

Fasten off.  Weave ends.

Congratulations, your Radiance Scrunchie is complete!

I would love to see your projects on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @owensvillchick or Owens Villa Chick and by using the hashtags #radiancescrunchie #owensvillachickdesigns #ovcdesigns.

TESTER PHOTOS

A special thank you to my testers for making this pattern amazing!

Check out their lovely Radiance Scrunchies!

Look for even more exciting hair accessories to be released this month!

Until next time, Happy Crocheting!

ETHY

Owensvillachick Designs

Rose Scrunchie

The Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch gives such lovely texture and is even more fun when worked in the round! After looking at my completed scrunchie, I immediately thought of a whimsical little girl that I taught several years ago. So it’s only fitting that I would name this scrunchie after her. Rose is not so little anymore but I imagine if I asked her mother, she would say that she still loves to twirl!

I am sharing the basic crochet instructions for the Rose Scrunchie below but if you would like access to the herringbone half double crochet tutorial and step by step instructions on how to enclose the hair elastic within the scrunchie, I have included both in the paid pattern pdf which is available in my Ravelry store! Enjoy!

Materials
Weight (2) Sport Yarn
Yardage: Approximately 50 yards
3.75mm hook
Hair Elastic
Scissors
Stitch Marker
Needle

Abbreviations
Stitch/Stitches (St)/(Sts)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Chain (ch)
Herringbone Half Double Crochet (hhdc)

Special Stitch Instructions
Herringbone Half Double Crochet: yo, insert hook, yo and pull up loop and pull loop through 1st loop on hook, yo and pull through remaining two loops on hook.
(photo tutorial included in the pattern pdf)

Pattern Notes
Beginner
Written in US crochet terms
Size before seaming: 9.5” x 2.5”
Finished Size: 3” diameter
Gauge: 5 st and 4 rows = 1” x 1”
 
Before You Start
Pattern is worked in continuous rounds with first and last rounds being slip stitch joined around elastic.
Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
You can use any size yarn and hook for this project, just note that the dimensions and yarn requirements will be different than listed above.
A stitch marker comes in handy for marking the beginning of each round.
Photo tutorials for the Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch and enclosing the elastic band are found in the pattern pdf.

Ch 90 and join to first chain with sl st. (Add or subtract starting chain for desired scrunch)

Rounds 1: Ch1, hhdc in each ch around do not join. (90)

Round 2: Hhdc in each st around. (90)

Rounds 3-10: Repeat round 2. (Add or subtract rounds for desired width/diameter)

Join the last round with the first round enclosing the elastic band inside.  (photos included in the pattern pdf)

Fasten off.  Weave ends.

Congratulations, your Rose Scrunchie is complete!

I would love to see your projects on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @owensvillchick or Owens Villa Chick and by using the hashtags #rosescrunchie #owensvillachickdesigns #ovcdesigns.

TESTER PHOTOS

A special thank you to my testers for making this pattern amazing!

Check out their lovely Rose Scrunchies!

Look for more exciting hair accessories to be released during the month of August!

Until next time, Happy Crocheting!

ETHY

Owensvillachick Designs

Blooming Grace Cozy

Inspired by my Blooming Grace Basket, I designed a cup cozy that is both functional and beautiful! Bonus, this project makes a great stash-buster!

The Blooming Grace Cozy features the link stitch with v-stitches worked into the links. The puff stitch flowers sit above the link stitches with a moss stitch trellis behind them!

Don’t let the intermediate level fool you. Tutorials for the link stitch, joining the link stitch and placement of the v-stitches are included in the pattern pdf so an advanced beginner could potentially whip up the Blooming Grace Cozy!

Instructions for the Blooming Grace Cozy are below and you can find tutorials for the link stitch and joining the link stitch on my blog. If you would rather have all the information at the your fingertips they are included in the paid pattern pdf in my Ravelry store.

Materials
Medium weight (4) cotton yarn in three colors         
Yardage: Main color – 20 yards                  
Leaf Color – 5 yards                   
Flower Color – 5 yards
5 mm hook
Scissors
Stitch Marker
Needle

Abbreviations
Chain (ch)
Double Crochet (dc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Single Crochet (sc)
Stitches (st)/(sts)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Triple crochet (tr)
Yarn over (yo)
V-stitch (st, ch1, st)

Pattern Notes
·       Intermediate
·       Written in US crochet terms
·       Finished Size: 4”x 2.5”
·       Gauge: 6 sts x rounds 1-5

Before You Start
·       Pattern is worked in the round from bottom up.
·       A stitch marker comes in handy for marking the beginning of each round.
 
Special Stitches
HDC Cluster – YO and insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop. YO and insert your hook into the next ch/st, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through all five loops on your hook. *YO and insert your hook into the ch/st just worked, YO and pull up a loop. YO and insert your hook into the next ch/st, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through all loops on hook. Repeat from * to end of round.
 
Puff Stitch – YO, insert your hook, YO, insert your hook into same stitch, YO insert your hook into the same stitch, YO and pull through all loops on hook, close with a ch 1.

Pattern Instructions

With main color ch 24 and join with sl st to starting chain.

Alternatively, fsc 24, join and skip round 1.

Rd 1: Ch 1, sc into each chain around, join. (24)

Rd 2: Ch 1, hdc clusters into each st around, hdc last st, join. (23 hdc clusters, 1 hdc)

Rd 3: Ch 3, link stitch in each stitch around, join. (24 link sts)

Place marker in last stitch and fasten off. You will weave your end behind the link stitch join to help close it.

Change to green yarn.

Join with sl st into top of joined link st (Where you placed your stitch marker).

*See photos below to reference placement of sts.

Rd 4: Ch 1, (tr in bottom horizontal bar of link st, ch 1, tr in same st, skip next st, hdc in top of next link st, ch 1 hdc in same st, skip next st, dc in middle horizontal bar of next link st, ch 1, dc in same st, skip next st, hdc in top of the next link stitch, ch 1, hdc in same stitch, skip next) repeat 9 times around, join. (6 tr, 6 dc, 12 hdc, 12 ch 1)

Place a stitch marker in the unworked stitch between the first tr v-stitch and the first hdc v-stitch. Fasten off.  Weave in your ends.

Change to flower color.

Join with slip stitch into top of first tr of round 4.

Rd 5: Ch 1, (2 puff sts in ch space between tr sts, ch 1, 1 puff in ch space between hdc sts, ch 1, 2 puff sts in ch space between dc sts, ch 1, 1 puff in ch space between hdc sts) repeat around and join. (18 puffs, 12 ch 1)

Fasten off.  Weave in your ends.

*TIP: It is helpful to weave in your ends before continuing onto round 6.

Change to main color.

Working into round 3, join in the first skipped stitch after the first tr v-stitch from round 3.

* Rounds 6 and 7 are worked behind rounds 4 and 5.

*TIP: It is helpful to fold down rounds 4 and 5 so you can work into and see round 3 better.

6) Ch 1, hdc same st, skip next st, (hdc next st, ch 1, skip next st) repeat around, join to top of 1st hdc. (12 hdc, 12 ch 1)

7) Ch 2, (hdc in ch 1 space, skip hdc, ch 1) repeat around, omitting last ch 1 and join in ch 2 space. (12 hdc, 11 ch 1, 1 ch 2)

*Working over the ch spaces between the flowers in round 5 and into ch 1 spaces of round 7.

8) Ch 1, (sc in ch space, ch 1, skip hdc) repeat around, join. (24)

9) Ch 1, hdc cluster in each st around, hdc in last st, join. (23 hdc clusters, 1 hdc)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Congratulations, your Blooming Grace Cup Cozy is complete!

I would love to see your projects on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @owensvillchick or Owens Villa Chick and by using the hashtags #bloominggracecupcozy #owensvillachickdesigns #ovcdesigns.

Until next time. Happy Crocheting!

ETHY

Owensvillachick Designs

Reusable Water Balloons

As a preschool teacher, I am always looking for eco-friendly gifts and reusable products to use with the kiddos in the classroom. I have seen crocheted water balloons and wanted to make some for end of year gifts as well as for my own kiddos summertime fun!

My reusable water balloons come in two sizes so both small children and larger kids-at-heart can both enjoy endless fun! I made mine using Bernat Blanket yarn and some of my testers made theirs with Bernat Chunkee Softee and Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky. Simply soak them in a container of water for 15-30 minutes and let the fun begin!

We used our balloons on July 4th with my son’s balloon launcher that he had begged for earlier that day. Let me just say, we were drenched afterwards but it felt so good in the sweltering summer heat!

I am sharing the instructions for the small balloon are below. Both the small and large balloon instructions are found in the pattern pdf which is currently only in my Ravelry Store. I am hoping to get my patterns added to both Lovecrafts and Etsy before the summers end! So be on the look out if you use those platforms.

Materials
Weight (6) yarn
Yardage: 10-15
10 mm hook
Scissors
Stitch Marker
Needle

Abbreviations
Magic Circle (mc)
Stitch/Stitches (St)/(Sts)
Chain (ch)
Single crochet (sc)
Single crochet two sts together (sc2tog)
Increase (inc) – Two sts in st

Pattern Notes
Beginner
Written in US crochet terms
Finished Size: Small 2.5” x 4.5”
                        Large 3.5”x 5”
Gauge: Not necessary

Before you start
Pattern is worked in continuous rounds.
You can use any size yarn and hook for this project, just note that the dimensions and yarn requirements will be different than listed above.
A stitch marker comes in handy for marking the beginning of each round.

Pattern Instructions

MC or ch 3 and work first round into starting chain.

Small Balloon

Rd 1: 4 sc in MC or in starting chain. (4)

Rd 2: Inc 4 times around. (8)

Rd 3: (Sc, inc) 4 times around. (12)

Rd 4-5: Sc in each st around. (12)

Rd 6: Sc2tog 6 times around. (6)

Rd 7: Sc in each st around. (6)

Rd 8: Sc2tog 3 times around (3)

Rd 9: Sc in each st around. (3)

Rd 10: Inc 3 times around. (6)

Sl st into next st and fasten off.  Weave in ends into last round and pull through the bottom leaving the tail inside the balloon.   

My testers did a wonderful job with their balloons, check them out!

Blooming Grace Basket

Remember the saying, April showers bring May flowers? Well I couldn’t help but follow up my Purple Rain Wind Spinner pattern with my Blooming Grace Basket. I had really hoped to get this one out sooner but I fell subject to a carpal tunnel injury whilst moving our garden and was forced to take a major hiatus from crochet. Let me just say it was absolutely miserable and I am so happy to be back at it again.

This is a fun choose your own adventure style pattern and the texture is amazing! Small, medium or large; short or tall; and finally handle or no handle. Really the options are endless with this one. Which would you choose?

I have been in spring mode for a couple of months now and couldn’t resist throwing in the link stitch with this one. Isn’t she lovely?

You can find the instructions for the small short basket without handles below. All sizes with photo tutorials are included in my paid pattern pdf in my Ravelry Store.

Materials
Medium (4) yarn (worsted, Aran)
Main color for basket and two other colors for stems and flowers.
Yardage: Approximately 130 yards total
                About 100yards main color
                About 20 yards flower color
                About 10 yards leaf color
4.5 mm hook
Mesh plastic (if desired for bottom)
Scissors
Needle

Abbreviations
Back loop only single crochet (blosc)
Chain (ch)
Double Crochet (dc)
Double Crochet Increase (dcinc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Half Double Crochet Increase (hdcinc)
Magic Circle (mc)
Single Crochet (sc)
Single Crochet Increase (scinc)
Stitches St(s)
Triple crochet (tr)
Tunisian simple stitch (tss)
Yarn over (yo)

Pattern Notes
Intermediate
Written in US crochet terms
Finished Size: 4.5” diameter
Gauge: Not necessary.

Before You Start
Pattern is worked in the round, from the bottom up.
Ch 1 turning chain does not count as a stitch.
Ch 3 counts as a stitch.
You can use any size yarn and hook for this project, just note that the dimensions and yarn requirements will be different than listed above.

Pattern Instructions

Make 2 bottom circles.

Begin by ch 3 and join to first chain or MC to create a circle.

1) 8 sc into center of circle, join. (8)

2) Ch 1, scinc in each, join. (16)

3) Ch 1, (Sc, scinc) 8 times, join (24)

4) Ch 1, (sc 2, scinc) 8 times, join. (32)

5) Ch 1, (sc 3, scinc) 8 times, join. (40)

6) Ch 1, (sc 4, scinc) 8 times, join. (48)

7) Ch 1, (sc 5, scinc) 8 times, join. (56)

8) Ch 1, (sc 6, scinc) 8 times, join. (64)

9) Ch 1, (sc 7, scinc) 8 times, join. (72)

10) Ch 1, (sc 8, scinc) 8 times, join. (80)

Fasten off first circle and set aside.

Do not fasten off second circle.

Place both circles with wrong sides together. Work into both circles in round 11.

*Rounds 11 and 12 are worked with the inside of the circle closest to you.

*You will turn in round 13 and continue working on the outside of the basket.

11) Ch1, slip stitch in each stitch around, join. (80)

12) Ch 1, blosc in each sl st around, join, turn. (80)

13) Ch 1, hdc cluster in each stitch around, hdc in last st, join (79 hdc clusters, 1 hdc)

14) Ch 3, link stitch in each stitch around, join. (80 link stitches)

Fasten off. You will weave your end behind the link stitch join to close it.

Change to green yarn. Join with slip stitch into top of joined link stitch.

15) Ch 1, (tr in bottom horizontal bar of link st, ch 1, tr in same st, skip next st, hdc in top of next link st , ch 1 hdc in same st, skip next st, dc in middle horizontal bar of next link st, ch 1, dc in same st, skip next st, hdc in top of the next link stitch, ch 1, hdc in same stitch, skip next) repeat 9 times around, join. (20 tr, 20 dc, 40 hdc, 40 ch 1) Fasten off.

Change to flower color. Join with slip stitch into top of first tr of round 15.

16) Ch 1, (2 puff sts in ch space between tr sts, ch 1, 1 puff in ch space between hdc sts, ch 1, 2 puff sts in ch space between dc sts, ch 1, 1 puff in ch space between hdc sts) repeat around and join. (60 puffs, 40 ch 2)

Fasten off.

*TIP: It is helpful to weave in your ends before continuing onto round 17.

Change to basket color. Join in first skipped stitch after the first hdc from round 15.

* Rounds 17 and 18 are worked behind rounds 15 and 16.

*TIP: It is helpful to fold down rounds 15 and 16 so you can work into and see round 14 better.

17) Working into round 14, ch1, hdc same st, skip next st, (hdc next st, ch 1, skip next st) repeat around, join to top of 1st hdc. (40 hdc, 40 ch)

18) Ch 2, (hdc in ch 1 space, skip hdc, ch 1) repeat around, omitting last ch 1 and join in ch 2 space. (40 hdc, 39 ch 1, 1 ch 2)

*Working in the ch spaces between flowers in round 16 and ch 1 spaces of round 18.

19) Ch 1, (sc in ch space, ch 1, skip hdc) repeat around, join. (80)

20) Ch 1, hdc cluster in each st around, hdc in last st, join. (79 hdc clusters, 1 hdc)

Do not fasten off if you are continuing with the handle.

Otherwise, fasten off and weave in end.

Handles

Ch 1, turn, sl st loosely in next 6 chs/sts, turn.

TSS st using 6 sl sts from previous row (6 stitches)

Repeat TSS to desired handle length.

To join to the opposite side of the basket, Sl st into each Tunisian stitch and hdc stitch and pull the yarn through both loops.

Congratulations, your Blooming Grace Basket is complete!

I would love to see your projects on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @owensvillachick or using the hashtag #bloominggracebasket #owensvillachickdesigns #ovcdesigns.

TESTER PHOTOS

A special thank you to my testers for making this pattern amazing!

Check out their amazing baskets!

Until next time, Happy Crocheting!

ETHY

Owensvillachick Designs
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