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Crochet Chunky Pumpkins - Free Pattern

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  Fall is definitely in the air, add some fun chunky pumpkins to your d├ęcor! Supplies: Your choice of bulky weight yarn (5) Size N (9) crochet hook Darning needle Poly fill Large Pumpkin Pattern: Chain 26 (be sure to leave a 12 inch tail for cinching), in second chain from hook SC in each stitch (25sc), chain 1 loosely, turn. SC in BLO for next 24 stitches, SC in BOTH loops of the chain 1 from previous row (this allows for a nice even edge) - 25 stitches. Chain 1 loosely and turn. Repeat for a total of 41 rows.  Fold in half, and slip stitch top and bottom row together to make a tube, use tail to weave in and out of edge and cinch tight to close. Turn inside out, stuff with the poly fill and then use other tail to weave in and out of edge, cinch tight to close. Adorn as you wish! To make tall pumpkin (I shaped into a gourd with the stuffing) - chain 36 and do 41 rows. To make small pumpkin - chain 16 and do 31 rows.

The Cascade Mountain Beanie Crochet Pattern

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Cascade Mountain Beanie Instructions: Yarn - worsted weight Hook - 6.5 To begin - chain 4, sl st to first ch to make a loop. Chain 1. Row 1 - 8 HDC in loop, sl st to first stitch to join to first HDC. Chain 1. Row 2 - 2 HDC in each stitch around (total 16 HDC), sl st to first stitch to join. Chain 1. Row 3 - HDC in same stitch, 2 HDC in next, repeat around = 24 HDC, sl st to join and chain 1 Row 4 - HDC in same stitch and next stitch, 2 HDC in next, repeat around =  32 HDC, sl st to join and chain 1 Row 5 - HDC in same stitch and next 2 stitches, 2 HDC in next, repeat around = 40 HDC, sl st to join and chain 1 Row 6 - HDC in same stitch and HDC in next 3 stitches, 2 HDC in next ,repeat around = 48 HDC, sl st to join and chain 1 Row 7 - HDC in same stitch and HDC in next 4 stitches, 2 HDC in next, repeat around = 56 HDC. DO NOT SL ST TO JOIN. From this row on  you will crochet in the round. To continue - HDC in the top of the HDC where you would

Easy Round Crochet Dishcloth Pattern with Bernat Handicrafter

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Turn a yucky chore, like dishes, into a pretty one with these easy round crochet dishcloths. Materials needed: Bernat Handicrafter 100% cotton yarn, med weight (4) 5.50 crochet hook scissors yarn needle Pattern: Row 1 - chain 4 and slip stitch to first chain to form circle, chain 2 and do 12 DC in circle, sl st to top of 1st DC to join (12DC) Row 2 - chain 2 and 2 DC in same stitch, then 2 DC in each stitch around, sl st to top of 1st DC to join (24DC) Row 3 - chain 2 and 2 DC in same stitch, 1 DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next, repeat around and sl st to top of 1st DC to join (36DC) Row 4 - chain 2 and 2 DC in same stitch, DC in next 2 stitches, 2 DC in next, repeat around and sl st to top of 1st DC to join (48DC) Row 5 - chain 2 and 2 DC in same stitch, DC in next 3 stitches, 2 DC in next, repeat around and sl st to top of 1st DC to join (60DC) Row 6 - chain 2 and 2 DC in same stitch, DC in next 4 stitches, 2 DC in next

Quick Crochet Coffee Cozy - Make in less than 15 min!

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I've not been well the past few months (not to worry you, all is on the mend) and one thing that helps me mentally is "Craft Therapy". Crocheting is my comfort craft, when I crochet I feel better. So to feel better, I crochet. I'm enjoying quick gratification when I crochet at the moment and these Coffee Cozies are just the thing. They keep my mind and hands occupied and can be done in under 15 min including sewing in those pesky ends. Quick Coffee Cozy Yarn - Worsted weight Hook - 6mm (H) Notes: - the chain 1's do not equal a stitch - there are lots of youtube tutorials on the reverse single crochet edging, sometimes called crab stitch Chain 23 and sl to form circle, be sure not to twist. Row 1: Chain 1, hdc into same stitch as sl st and hdc in each chain around, sl to top of 1st hdc (23) Row 2 - 3: repeat above (each row will have 23 st) Row 4: Chain 1, hdc into same stitch and 1 hdc in the next 11 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in

Crochet Slouchy Beanie Tutorial

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Here on the Canadian prairies, winters can be long. And by that I mean last year - we had 8 months straight with snow! However long they are, I do love winter, it is pretty and I love the snow.  EXCEPT - we had a super weird warm January. When the cold temps come back, I will be keep warm and not to mention stylish, with my super easy Crochet Slouchy Beanie. I use  Red Heart Comfort worsted weight (4) yarn and a 5.5mm hook, and makes a ladies medium-large hat. You can adjust the size smaller by using a 5mm hook or larger by using a 6mm hook. Here we go! Row 1: Chain 4 and slip stitch to form circle, chain 1 and do 12 DC in circle, join to top of 1 st  DC (12dc) Row 2: Chain 1 and 2 DC in same stitch, 2 DC in each stitch around, slip stitch to join in top of 1 st DC (24dc) Row 3: Chain 1 and 2 DC in same stitch,   DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next, repeat around and slip stitch to join in top of 1 st  DC (36dc) Row 4: Chain 1 and 2 DC in same stitch,

Mexican Soup Slow Cooker Recipe

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Looking for easy yummy crock soup that is a crowd pleaser? This is it. You can even pass on the pasta if you make and freeze for lunches.    2 large cans of diced tomatoes 1 can of black beans, rinsed 1 can of kidney beans, rinsed 1 med onion finely chopped 1 litre of chicken stock 1 cup of water 2 packets of low sodium taco seasoning 1 cup macaroni 3 frozen chicken breasts Optional - 1 cup frozen corn Mix first 7 ingredients in slowcooker and give it a good stir.  Slide in the chicken breasts making sure they are covered by liquid. In the mean time, cook macaroni to al dente and set aside.* Cook on high for 5 hours. Remove chicken, chop or shred and add back to pot. To serve - spoon some macaroni in a bowl, top with soup and stir.  Add a spoon of sour cream and nacho chips to garnish. * I cook and serve the macaroni separate as it tends to get mushy in left overs. This freezes very well without the macaroni.

Crochet Market Bag - Fresh off the CharmaCrafts Hook

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Long time, no posts. I know! Life, it's been crazy, you know? Never to busy to crochet though, it's my therapy. That and some nice cold iced coffee.  A couple of months ago, a bestie posted a link on Facebook for a cute crochet market bag. I'd forgotten all about it, and we were texting and I asked her "I need a new crochet project, the afghan I'm working on is getting boring". She said "remember that bag?". Ding! I had a project.   I went to work on the pattern she posted, but it was written for cotton worsted yarn, none of which I had on hand. Off to  Pinterest  and a quick search later I find  this pattern  by  Bobbles and Baubles  written for worsted weight and it didn't specify cotton or acrylic, so I chose to try it with a giant ball of grey I had in my stash.   It is a super quick and easy pattern to follow. Only took a couple of hours to complete, my only issue was I apparently can't count rows because of my neglig