<![CDATA[Crochet and Positivity - Premium Crochet Patterns]]>Tue, 06 Oct 2020 07:47:44 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[The Pebble Road Beanie]]>Thu, 01 Oct 2020 18:41:05 GMThttp://crochetandpositivity.com/premium-crochet-patterns/the-pebble-road-beanie
I just love this time of year!  I get to ...
throw on a sweater, hat and scarf when I go outside!  In central New York, Fall can get pretty chilly on some days, especially if it's windy!  
You don't necessarily need a heavy, bulky hat, just something to protect you from the wind!  

The Pebble Road Beanie

I recently released the Pebble Road Infinity Scarf, and I just knew I had to design a matching hat!  That's the beauty of crochet, you can create a whole collection that has the same stitch pattern!  In fact, keep an eye out, because there will also be fingerless gloves, so you can make a whole matching set ?!  

The Yarn

Once again, I chose Caron Simply Soft (in Autumn Red of course).  It has the perfect drape for this slightly slouchy hat!  Try saying that ten times fast!  My daughter and I just tried it, and it was hilarious!

The Sizes

The pattern includes instructions for small (21" circumference), medium (22" circumference) and large (23" circumference).  The small and medium measure about 8 3/4" H, and the large measures about 9" H.

The Pattern

This is my first published hat pattern.  And I'm gonna be honest with you, designing hats can be a challenge!  Deciding on whether to design the hat from the bottom up or top down, brim or no brim, getting the measurements and sizes right..whoo!  But it's worth it!  This beanie is worked from the top down, so the crown is worked first.  I have provided lots of photos to guide you through as well as detailed step by step instructions!

What you'll need

  • Between 115 to 160 yards of Caron Simply Soft yarn in your desired color, or any comparable #4 weight yarn that achieves the same gauge
  • Size J/6.00 MM crochet hook
  • Stitch Marker to keep track of the ends of the crown rounds
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle to weave in your ends

How to get the pattern:

The Pebble Road Beanie will be 50% off for 2 days only, 10/5/20 at 12:00 a.m. to 10/6/20 at 11:59 p.m., when you use the code 'PEBBLEROAD50'!! That's only $2!!  Just click the link below to get the PDF!!
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I hope you love this pattern!  It would make a beautiful gift!  I would love to hear your thoughts!  

Until next time, stay safe and stay positive!

Sending you positive energy, always,
​Krista ☮?
Read about the matching Pebble Road Infinity Scarf!  
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<![CDATA[Pebble Road Infinity Scarf]]>Fri, 28 Aug 2020 15:55:59 GMThttp://crochetandpositivity.com/premium-crochet-patterns/pebble-road-infinity-scarf
Oh my gosh!!! I'm just bursting with excitement over..
the fact that Fall is here!!  I'm sorry to gush, but everything about it makes me happy!  Don't get me wrong, I love Summer and all the things that go with it.. BUT I really love Fall with its cooler temperatures, changing leaves and pumpkin everything!  It holds so much beauty and magic, don't you think?
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The Pebble Road Infinity Scarf

The Color

When I think of Fall, vibrant colors like red, orange and yellow come to mind.  So I HAD to make an autumn red scarf!  And Caron Simply Soft's Autumn Red was the perfect fit.  Big stitches and the lighter yarn make it perfect for Fall, when you don't need something super thick and heavy!  Of course, you can use any comparable yarn in any color you'd like to make you feel autumn-y!  

The Stitches

I absolutely LOVE texture!  And it's no secret that I love the puff stitch.  Stitch combinations of the puff stitch and flat stitches are so pretty next to each other.    Together they make a somewhat uneven, nonperfect texture that I think is so beautiful!  There's the added benefit that using stitches like the double crochet and puff stitch add height very quickly.

The Details

Skill Level:  Beginner
Finished Measurements:  Approximately 54"L x 6 1/2"W
Gauge:  
12 DC's in 4"
11 1/2" PS/DC in 4"
​7 1/2" rows in 4"
Materials:
  • Approximately 246 - 250 yards of Caron Simply Soft in the color, Autumn Red
  • Size J/6.00 MM crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle for weaving in the ends
Abbreviations used:
  • CH = chain
  • ST = stitch
  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • SC = single crochet
  • DC = double crochet
  • PS = puff stitch
  • YO = yarn over

How To Get the Pattern for the Pebble Road Infinity Scarf

You can purchase this pattern from either my Ravelry store or my Etsy store below!
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I really hope you love this pattern!  I'd love to hear your thoughts!  Please feel free to reach out to me in the comments or any of the other ways below!  

Stay safe, stay positive and take care of you!

Sending you positive energy, always,
Krista ☮?

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<![CDATA[Gobble Gobble Turkey Coasters]]>Sun, 23 Aug 2020 18:01:03 GMThttp://crochetandpositivity.com/premium-crochet-patterns/gobble-gobble-turkey-coasters
I know it's a little early for this, but...
I've been thinkin' about Gratitude!  Why, you ask?  Lately, more than ever, I've been taking note of all that I'm thankful for.  I've been keeping up with my gratitude journal,  which has made it easier and easier to focus on the good things in my life.  The simplest things, like the company of my family and the affection of my pets, have taken on a whole new meaning.  What better way to remind ourselves of all that we have to be grateful for than an adorable turkey coaster?  
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No matter if this year's Thanksgiving includes just you, or your family, these turkey coasters will make your table happy, friendly and welcoming!  Who doesn't need more of those things??  It only takes 5 rounds to make Mr. Turkey, and a little creativity for his beak and eyes.  My pattern download includes step by step instructions and photos to help you make your own set.  Do you know anyone who's going to be celebrating their first Thanksgiving in a new home?  Wouldn't a set of turkey coasters make a fabulous housewarming gift?  I'm actually going to be making a set for my son and his girlfriend, as this will be their first Thanksgiving in their new home!
I hope you enjoy this pattern and I'm sending you energy for a life full of happiness, love and gratitude!  

What you'll need:

  • Approximately 11 yards of Red Heart Super Saver in the color, Cafe Latte
  • Approximately 6 yards of Red Heart Super Saver in the color, Pumpkin
  • Approximately 12" piece of Red Heart Super Saver in the color, Bright Yellow (for the turkey's beak)
  • Approximately 12" piece of Red Heart Super Saver in the color, Black (for the turkey's eyes), cut into 2 pieces
  • Size I/5.5 MM crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle for sewing on the turkey's face and for weaving in your ends

Finished Measurements

Gauge is not crucial for this coaster, but my finished turkey measures:
5 1/4" L x 7" W (from feather to feather)

How to Get the Pattern

You can purchase this pattern on Ravelry below!  

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I hope you enjoy the pattern and that your turkeys remind you of all the things you have to be thankful for!  

Sending you positive energy, always,
Krista ☮💜
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<![CDATA[Hello Springtime Scarf]]>Thu, 30 Apr 2020 20:13:05 GMThttp://crochetandpositivity.com/premium-crochet-patterns/hello-springtime-scarf
Calling all crochet beginners!!  Hi there!  Oh my gosh, I'm soooo excited about this little scarf, I have to tell you all about it!  It's so simple it's almost ridiculous..
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But no, it's not ridiculous, it's quick and adorable!  Just look at the scarves my pattern testers made!  I love them!  The scarf is made using Caron Simply Soft yarn, so it's nice and airy for Spring or even the cooler days of Summer.  It would look so cute with just a T-shirt and jeans!
What You'll Need:
  • About 100 yards (less than 1 skein) of Caron Simply Soft yarn in the color of your choice
  • A Size M/9.00 MM crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
​The finished scarf measures about 51 1/2" L x 3 3/4" W

Stitches Used:  
  • Chain Stitch
  • Single Crochet Stitch
  • Double Crochet Stitch
If you need help with any of these, simply visit my VIDEO TUTORIALS PAGE!  
The Hello Springtime Scarf is launching on May 2nd, 2020! The pattern is so easy and works up so quickly, you could make one in every color to go with every outfit!  You would even have time to make one for Mother's Day!!  
So grab your hook, your yarn and a copy of the Hello Springtime Scarf!  ​

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I hope you enjoy the pattern.  I'd love to see your finished scarf!  Feel free to reach out in the comments below!  I'd love to hear from you.  

That's all for now.  Please stay safe and take care of you!

Sending you positive energy always,
Krista ☮
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<![CDATA[Kisses N Hugs Cowl]]>Mon, 13 Apr 2020 18:46:14 GMThttp://crochetandpositivity.com/premium-crochet-patterns/kisses-n-hugs-cowl
Hello there!  How are you doing?  I hope you had a good Easter, in spite of the current circumstances.  I myself enjoyed some much needed laughter with my family.  I forgot how good it feels to just laugh!  I hope you find something to laugh at, even if it's yourself.  Trust me, I do that a lot!  

In the spirit of mental health, I wanted to let you know about the Kisses N Hugs Cowl!  It's another pattern I created that is easy, cute and a new piece of the Kisses N Hugs Collection!  I just named it that...I didn't realize it would be a collection, but I just really like the texture!  I'm working on a hat and a bracelet with the same stitches so they'll be coming soon!  
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The Kisses N Hugs Cowl

It's so Easy!

The cowl is worked in rounds and is made up of puff stitches and single crochet X stitches.  I included links to video tutorials if you need to see how the stitches are worked.  
All you'll need is:
  • ​Size J/6.00 MM crochet hook
  • 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft (#4 weight) or comparable yarn
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle for weaving in your ends

Perfect for Spring!

Let's face it, Spring is not always warm!  In a single day here in Central/Upstate New York, we can start in the 20's and end up in the 70's!  We may or may not get snow, and that can last into May!!  We have to be prepared!  If you're anything like me, as long as your neck and hands are cozy, it's mostly good!  The pattern uses a #4 weight yarn, so this cowl is just right for those in between days of Spring!

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The Kisses N Hugs Cowl pattern will be live on Ravelry on  4/17/20!

Ya know what else?  This would make an awesome Mother's Day gift!  I made one for my mom for her birthday in March.  She loved it!  
I hope you grab your copy of the pattern and enjoy!  Please reach out to say hi and keep in touch!  As always, I'd love to hear about what you think!  

Please stay safe and take care of you!
Sending you positive energy,
​Krista ☮
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<![CDATA[KISSES N HUGS FINGERLESS GLOVES]]>Mon, 09 Mar 2020 16:15:05 GMThttp://crochetandpositivity.com/premium-crochet-patterns/kisses-n-hugs-fingerless-gloves
Hi!  I know Valentine's Day is over, yes, I really do, but I just had to say a little something about it.  I get soooo excited over this holiday for a couple reasons.  First of all, I love Love, whether it's the love of a spouse, a significant other, a partner, a best friend, a child, I could name a million.  Love is one of the most powerful forces in the world!  It can heal a broken heart, mend differences, and bind us together.  Yes, I know we should celebrate this all the time, not just on one day of the year, BUT, it's one day a year when us "gushers" are not judged so harshly for gushing!  
Another thing I love about Valentine's Day is HEARTS!  I mean, who doesn't love hearts!  They are the universal symbol of love and affection.  If you love hearts too, come check out some cute heart coasters at my Etsy shop by following this LINK!
And finally, Valentine's Day brings to mind two more of my favorite things, HUGS and KISSES!  ❌⭕❌⭕.  That's what inspired the Kisses & Hugs Fingerless Gloves pattern!  Alternating rows of cute little kisses, then cute little hugs!  These gloves are super easy and work up quickly!  I'm not a super fast crocheter and I can make a pair in about an hour.  This pattern is available on Ravelry and Etsy so you can make a pair for someone you love (this includes you, by the way ;-) )!  
To purchase the pattern on Ravelry, follow the link below!
To purchase the pattern on Etsy, follow the link below!
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Talk to you soon!  

Sending you positive energy always,
Krista ☮
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