The Classic Chunky Knit Fringe Blanket Pattern by BrennaAnnHandmade

Hi Makers! Brenna from @brennaannhandmade here again, with one of my very favorite patterns ever made in collaboration with HobiumYarns! 🙂

The “Classic Chunky Knit Fringe Blanket” is the perfect, super simple & easy, cozy handmade for the cooler weather ahead! Throw it over your couch, on top of the bed, or wrap yourself up in it, to keep warm all Fall & Winter long! 🙂

To create this blanket, I used HobiumYarns lovely, soft & thick, “YarnArt Tweed Country” wool blend yarn, in this pretty cream color – feel free to use any of their pretty shades available to create your very own custom throw! 😉

Are you ready to get started? Great! Let’s go! 🙂

*Finished dimentions: 52″ x 74″ including fringe*

Materials needed:

14 skeins of YarnArt Tweed Country yarn from HobiumYarns

A 15mm, 100 cm (or longer) pair of circular knitting needles

A 10mm (or larger) crochet hook

A tape measure / ruler

A pair of scissors

 

Directions:

(Knitting the Blanket)

Step 1: Cast on 80 stitches

Row 1: Turn, and knit every stitch across as pictured.

Rows 2-163: repeat row 1.

Row 164: Bind off in row 1 pattern. Cut yarn & pull tail through to tighten.

 

(Adding the Fringe)

Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of yarn 12″ long.

Attach with the crochet hook to the corner of one of the width (shorter) sides of the blanket as shown.

 

Step 2: Repeat step 1 along both short sides of the blanket, by adding a fringe to every stitch.

Now, just weave in all ends of the blanket & trim.

You’re all finished! Enjoy your new cozy, handmade throw! 🙂

 

 

Brenna Ann is the designer and maker behind BrennaAnnHandmade. She crochets & knits cozy pieces of knitwear and accessories at her handmade shop on Etsy. She also has a blog, YouTube channel, and shares behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram @BrennaAnnHandmade.

The Autumn Fringe Poncho Crochet Pattern by BrennaAnnHandmade

Happy September! Brenna from @BrennaAnnHandmade here, with another FREE DIY crochet pattern made in collaboration with HobiumYarns! (Just in time for Fall!) 🙂

The “Autumn Fringe Poncho” was created using HobiumYarns lovely “YarnArt Jeans Plus” which is a cotton blend that is perfect for creating garments that can transition from late summer to autumn, and has just the right amount of “drape” when crocheted. (not too stiff & not too loose 😉 )

Are you ready to get started? Great! Let’s go! 😉

*Finished Tee measures 29″ x 19″ laying flat* (not including fringe)

*Pattern as written fits a women’s size small/medium*

*To adjust the size:
-Add or decrease width by altering the base pattern row count as follows: 1 row = 3/4″
-Add or decrease length by altering the base pattern stitch count as follows: 3 stitches = 1″

(Don’t forget to purchase more yarn if sizing up! 😉 )

Materials needed:

5 skeins of YarnArt Jeans Plus Cotton yarn in the color of your choice from HobiumYarns (I used the color “NUDE – 07”)

An 8mm crochet hook

A pair of Scissors

A tape measure

tapestry needle

 

Abbreviations:

ch = chain

st = stitch

dc = double crochet

 

Directions:

(Make 2)

Row 1: Make a slip knot, and ch 100. Then, put 1 dc into the 3rd ch from hook, and in each st across.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Skip the 1st st, and put 1 dc into the next st, and in each st across. (Don’t forget that last dc of the row! 😉

Rows 3-22: Repeat row 2. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

(Seaming the Poncho)

Step 1: Lay the 2 pieces you just crocheted on top of each other as pictured, and thread the tapestry needle with the long tail. Next, sew each side the top of the poncho in 11″ (29 st) from the outside-in, leaving a 17″ neck hole open in the middle. Then knot, weave in ends, and cut the excess yarn.

Step 2: Next, fold the pieces width-wise as shown. Sew up each side of the tee, 6″ up from the bottom, (6 st) leaving the arm holes open.

(Adding the Fringe)

Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of yarn 12″ long.

Attach with the crochet hook to the corner of one of the bottom stitches of the poncho as shown.

Step 2: Repeat step 1 around the entire bottom edge of the poncho, by adding 2 pieces of fringe to every stitch.

Now, just weave in all ends of the poncho & trim.

Ta da! You’re all finished! 🙂

Brenna Ann is the designer and maker behind BrennaAnnHandmade. She crochets & knits cozy pieces of knitwear and accessories at her handmade shop on Etsy. She also has a blog, YouTube channel, and shares behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram @BrennaAnnHandmade.

MINI POM-POM PIERRE AND BOWIE BEAR AMIGURUMI PATTERN

Hello all my fellow crocheters and makers!  My name is Katie and I am one of three makers behind spoonsinthedirt.com and @originalhandmadegoodness.  I am so excited to bring you this free pattern in collaboration with Hobium Yarns using their La Mia Baby Cotton yarn and the La Mia Pastel Cotton yarn.  This is a pretty basic amigurumi shape that once you get the hang of it, lends itself to many different animals and friends just by changing the “accessories” i.e. ears, nose and colors.

Notes:

*This pattern is written for everyone but I do not include full explanations for every stitch.  But there are amazing tutorials on YouTube if you just search for them. Easy peasy I promise.

*This pattern is worked in a continuous spiral. There are no joins unless it says to.

*Ch-1s do not count as a stitch unless it says to.

*There is no gauge but there is a stitch count. It is very important to have the correct number of stitches at the end of every round which are in ().

*Use a stitch marker and place in the 1st sc of every new row unless you are confident with your skills enough to not need one.

*This pattern is crocheted in one piece starting with the legs going up to the head. This means it can be the base for any creature or animal you’d like to make.

*Color changes happen over the same 8 rows- (R11-18) please choose any color combo you like.

*All special stitches have a linked tutorial provided.

*There are a lot of ends and it looks like a nightmare but here is a tip: Carry the tail of each new join for the first 10 stitches and cut, no ends to join.

*FINALLY….HAVE FUN and don’t hesitate to contact me, Katie @originalhandmadegoodness with any questions or thoughts. I look forward to your makes and please tag me with your finished stuffies.

 

Abbreviations:

mr– magic ring- start off like you are making a slip knot but do not pulled it closed..keep it loose and ch-1  (see photo 1)

sc-single crochet

cc-color change- insert hook in to next stitch and pull up a loop with current color, (2 loops on hook) finish sc with the new color and ch1, ss into next stitch then sc after that. (See photos 9-11)

inc– 2 sc in same stitch

ss– slip stitch

st– stitch

hdc– half-double crochet

dc– double crochet

invdec– crocheting 2 stitches together with an extended sc in front loops only (see photos 14-15)

ch– chain

mc– main color for body, legs and head

shc– shirt color- any color or colors you want!

Materials Needed:

*4mm hook

*For the mini Pom Pom Pierre use La Mia Pastel Cotton yarn in the colors:

Grey-L062

Blue-L053

Pinkish Orange-L056

*For the Bowie Bear use the La Mia Baby Cotton yarn in the colors:

Grey-L031

Phosphorus Green-L045

Light Blue-L036

Salmon-L026

*Yarn needle for weaving in ends, attaching the pom-pom and embroidering the eyebrows

*Safety eyes

*Scissors

*Pom-pom maker (you can use the pom-pom maker that comes with your order :))

*Faux fur pom (I got mine from off a key chain!)

*Stuffing for the filling!

*Stitch marker (optional) (I use the tail from my magic ring!)

 

Directions:

Legs (with the La Mia Pastel gray (MC) make 2) :

  1. make a magic ring and ch 1 (see image 1)
  2. 6sc into magic ring (6) (see image 2)
  3. inc in every stitch (12)
  4. (sc 1, inc) 6x (18)
  5. -7. 1sc in each stitch around (18)

f/o

Repeat steps 1-7 for second leg except do not finish off this time. (see image 3)

8) connect 2nd leg to first anywhere with a ss and continue to sc around both legs (36)

*place stitch marker in 1st sc of new round and move up to each 1st sc of every new round.

*Side Note: Be very careful not to add any extra stitches when you do this!

9-10) in MC continue to place 1sc in each stitch for next 2 rows.(36)

11-18) At the end of row 10, sc in the next 9 stitches which will put you on his side. This is your new ending for each round and where you will be making all color changes (CC)(SHC) over the next 8 rounds. Place stitch marker in the next stitch, which is the new 1st sc of every round (36)

19) This is when you change back to MC and place 1 sc in each stitch of the round. (36)

20-21) 1sc in every stich of the next 2 rounds (36)

*Go ahead and stuff the legs and half of the body! Do not be afraid to overstuff. The more the better.

*Also you will be doing your decreases from here on out. (see photos 14 and 15)  We will do our first round and then stop to put our safety eyes on and his nose!

22) (1 sc in the next 4 st , invdec in the next). Repeat () around (30)

**The following face is for Bowie Bear if you want to do Pom Pom Pierre place the eyes between rounds 20 and 21 but place them about 10 stitches apart.

*stop here and place safety eyes between round 20 and 21 about 6 stitches apart.

*next lets embroider on his cute nose! (see images 16 – 21)

*and finally lets put on some eyebrows! (see images 23-34)

now lets continue our decreases!

23) (1sc in the next 3 stitches, invdec). Repeat (). (24)

24) (1sc in the next 2 stitches, invdev). Repeat (). (18)

*stuff as much as you can!

25) (1sc in the next stitch, invdec). Reapeat (). (12)

26) (invdec). (6)

Now cut your yarn with a long enough tail to put onto the needle and sew closed the rest.

You are finished with the body and head.  For bowie bear we must make 2 little ears which are super easy and quick! For Pom Pom Pierre you can just attach your faux fur pom pom or make one and attach that.

Bowies ears: make 2:

  • make a MR and put 2sc, 2hdcs, 2 dc, 2hdcs, and 2sc in the MR.
  • continuing around with no joining place 1 sc in every stitch and f/o!

Attach his ears around round 24 up on boths sides of the head. (see photo 36)

Yay!! You are officially finished and I hope it was worth the craziness that amigurumi can sometimes come with!  Again if you make any of these fellas please tag me @originalhandmadegoodness on Instagram and follow for more beautiful makes.

-Katie

 

Retro-Inspired Cotton Summer Dress Crochet Pattern by BrennaAnnHandmade

Hi everyone, Brenna from BrennaAnnHandmade here! 🙂 Summer may be coming to an end soon, but I’m really excited to bring you all one final FREE warm-weather garment design of the year in collaboration with HobiumYarns! This one may just be my favorite one yet – The Retro-Inspired Cotton Summer Dress! 😉

This fun crochet pattern uses HobiumYarns lovely & soft, super affordable & versatile La Mia XL Mercerized 100% Cotton yarn, which comes in so many pretty color options! These two colors together help give the dress a cute retro look, but feel free to chose mix & match any of the other options HobiumYarns has available to give it your own unique style! 😉

Are you ready to get started? Great! Let’s go! 🙂

*Dress measures 14.5″ x 28″ laying flat (not including straps) & fits a women’s size small as written*

Size Alteration Notes:

(NOTE: Be sure to purchase extra balls of yarn if sizing up 😉 )

***Alter the size of the (Top of the Dress AND Dress Straps) base patterns to be larger or smaller as follows:

– Adjust the width by adding / subtracting to the rows of the pattern below – 4 rows per 1.5″

– Adjust the length by adding / subtracting to the base chain pattern below – 3 ch per 1″

***Alter the size of the (Bottom of the Dress) base pattern to be longer or shorter as follows:

– Adjust the length by adding / subtracting to the rows of the pattern below – 2 rows per 1″

Materials Needed:

10 Balls of LA MIA XL MERCERIZED COTTON YARN, VERMILION – 13 (1,070 yards)

2 Balls of LA MIA XL MERCERIZED COTTON YARN, BROWN – 211 (214 yards)

A 5mm Crochet Hook

A pair of Scissors

A tapestry needle

 

Abbreviations:

ch = chain

st = stitch

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

 

Directions:

(Top of Dress)

Row 1: Starting with the main pink yarn color, ch 35. Put 1 dc in the 3rd ch from hook, *skip 1, and then put 1 dc & 1 sc in the next (same) st. Repeat from * across.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. *Skip 1, and then put 1 dc & 1 sc in the next (same) st. Repeat from * across. When you reach the last 2 st of the row, skip 1 & put 1 sc in the last st.

Row 3: Ch 2, turn & put 1 sc in the same st. *Skip 1, and then put 1 dc & 1 sc in the next (same) st. Repeat from * across.

Rows 4-92: Repeat Rows 2-3, alternating.

*You are now going to continue crocheting the bottom of the dress (do not cut the yarn) by crocheting along the side edge of the rows you just crocheted, as follows:

 

(Bottom of Dress)

Row 1: Ch 2, and turn your work clockwise 90 degrees. Put 1 dc in the same st that you just ch 2 from. Now, put 2 dc in every st across the entire long edge of the top of the dress.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Put 1 dc in the SAME st, and in every st across – don’t forget that last st of the row! (This will increase the st count by 1 from the previous row.)

Rows 3-35: Repeat Row 2. (St count will increase by 1 every row, this will create a “full” skirt.)

Row 36: Repeat Row 2 again, EXCEPT when you reach the very last dc, DO NOT complete the last “pull through” – instead, use the next (brown yarn) color to pull through and complete that final stitch. Cut the pink yarn and tie it to the tail of the pink yarn you just attached as pictured.

Rows 37-44: (continuing on using the brown yarn color) Repeat Row 2. Then cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

(Dress Straps)

(Make 2)

Row 1: Using the pink yarn color, ch 11.

Now you are going to follow the exact same stitch steps as the top of the dress above. Put 1 dc in the 3rd ch from hook, *skip 1, and then put 1 dc & 1 sc in the next (same) st. Repeat from * across.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. *Skip 1, and then put 1 dc & 1 sc in the next (same) st. Repeat from * across. When you reach the last 2 st of the row, skip 1 & put 1 sc in the last st.

Row 3: Ch 2, turn & put 1 sc in the same st. *Skip 1, and then put 1 dc & 1 sc in the next (same) st. Repeat from * across.

Rows 4-42: Repeat Rows 2-3, alternating. Then cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

(Sewing together the Dress)

Step 1: Starting at the bottom of the dress, thread the tapestry needle with the long brown tail of yarn. Fold the dress in half, (lining it up evenly as pictured) and whip stitch up the entire brown section of the dress.

When you reach where the pink section starts, cut a long piece of pink yarn, use it to rethread the tapestry needle, and continue seaming up the entire length of the dress. Cut yarn, weave in all ends and trim yarn.

Step 2: Now you are going to attach the straps to the top of the dress. The easiest way to do this, is to fold the dress in half lengthwise, and then one of the halves lengthwise again to find the middle point. Then line up the middle point you just found, to the middle point of one of the strap ends. Use the long tail to whip stitch the strap into place, and then repeat to attach the other end of the strap, to the other side of the dress.

Step 3: Repeat step 2 on the other side of the dress to attach the 2nd strap.

Step 4: Using the hook to attach the yarn to the middle of the back of the neckhole, ch 1. Then, sl st evenly around the entire collar as pictured.

Sl st to the beginning ch 1 to connect the round. Cut yarn, and weave in ends.

Step 5: Using the hook to attach the yarn to the bottom inside edge of the 1st armhole as pictured.

Ch 1, and sl st evenly around the entire armhole. Sl st to the beginning ch 1 to connect. Cut yarn, and weave in ends.

Step 6: Repeat Step 5 on the other armhole side.

You’re all finished! 😉

Brenna Ann is the designer and maker behind BrennaAnnHandmade. She crochets & knits cozy pieces of knitwear and accessories at her handmade shop on Etsy. She also has a blog, YouTube channel, and shares behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram @BrennaAnnHandmade.

THE TIDE POOL TOTE PATTERN

 

Hey guys, Ola here from @therookiehooker. I’m so excited to be sharing this bag pattern with you all in collaboration with Hobium Yarns. This bag was inspired by tide pools (Hence the name), shorelines and waves…. Basically, all things beach related. This bag is really easy to make, super strong, and large enough for all your beach essentials, groceries… whatever you need it for. I really hope you guys like it and if you do decide to make this, please tag me in your images on Instagram and use the hashtag #tidepooltote so I can see all your wonderful creations. So now let’s get started with the pattern.

 

What you’ll need:

1 skein each of La Mia Diamond from Hobium yarns in the following shades:

Color A – Night Blue L159

Color B – White L001

Color C – Mint green L157

Color D – Blue L110

Color E – Blue L054

A 4 mm Tulip hook

 

Pattern notes:

  • The chain 1 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch
  • This pattern uses US terms
  • This bag is worked holding 2 strands of yarn at the same time so you’re either going to want to pull each skein from both ends, or wind up approximately half of each skein into a bobbin and just hold both halves together.

Abbreviations:

Ch – chain

Dc – double crochet

Hdc – half double crochet

Sc – single crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

 

Base of the bag:

Holding strands of yarn together, chain 47

Round 1: 3 hdc in the second chain from hook and 1 hdc in each chain across until you reach the last chain. 6 hdc in the last chain. Do not turn. Working along the other side of the chains, place 1 hdc in the next 44 chains. 3 more hdc in the first chain. Sl st to the first hdc to join (100 hdc).

Round 2: Chain 1. 2 hdc in the same stich as last sl st. 2 hdc in each of the next 2 st. 1 hdc in each of the next 44 st. 2 hdc in each of the next 6 st. 1 hdc in the next 44 st. 2 hdc in the last 3 st. Sl st to the first hdc to join (112 hdc).

Round 3: Ch 1. 1 hdc in same stich as last sl st. 2 hdc in next st. *1 hdc in next stich. 2 hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * once. 1 hdc in each of the next 44 st. Repeat from * to * 6 more times. 1 hdc in the next 44 st. Repeat from * to * 3 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join (124 hdc).

Body of bag:

Round 4: Chain 1. Working in the back loops only, 1 hdc I same st as last sl st and in each st around (124).

Round 5: Chain 1, 1 hdc in the same stitch as last sl st and in each st around (124)

Rounds 6 – 12: Repeat round 5

Fasten off

Attach Color B to the top of any hdc.

Round 13: Chain 1 (Does not count as a stitch). 2 dc, ch1, 2dc in the first stich. Sk 3 st. *2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc I the next st. Sk the next 3 st*. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st to the first dc to join (124 dc). Fasten off.

Attach color C to the top of any dc

Round 14: Chain 1 (Does not count as a stitch). 1 hdc in each dc around, making sure to skip over the ch 1 spaces. Sl st to the first hdc to join (124 hdc).

Rounds 15 – 22: Repeat round 5

Fasten off

Attach color B to the top of any hdc

Round 23: Repeat round 13

Attach color D to the top of any dc

Round 24: Chain 1 (Does not count as a stitch). 1 hdc in each dc around, making sure to skip over the ch 1 spaces. Sl st to the first hdc to join (124 hdc).

Rounds 25 – 32: Repeat round 5

Fasten off

Attach color E to the top of any dc

Round 33: Chain 1 (Does not count as a stitch). 1 hdc in each dc around, making sure to skip over the ch 1 spaces. Sl st to the first hdc to join (124 hdc).

Rounds 34 – 41: Repeat round 5

Fasten off.

 

The handles:

Lay bag flat, and attach color B to the top a hdc from round 41 on the SIDE of the bag.

Round 42: Chain 1 (Does not count as a stitch). 1 sc in the same st where joined and in each stich around. Sl st to the first sc to join (124 sc)

Round 42: Chain 1. 1 sc in the same st as last sl st. 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to first sc to join (124 sc).

Round 43: Chain 1. 1 sc in the same st as last sl st. 1 sc in each of the next 20 st. *Ch 100. Sk the next 22 st.* 1 sc in each of the next 40 sc. Repeat from * to *. 1 sc in last 19 sc.  Sl st to first sc to join (80 sc, 200 ch).

Round 44: Chain 1. 1 sc in the same st as last sl st. 1 sc in next 20 sc. 1 sc in each of 100 chains. 1 sc in the next 40 sc. 1 sc in each of the 100 chains. 1 sc in last 19 sc. Sl st to first sc to join (280 sc).

Round 45: Chain 1. 1 sc in same st as last sl st and in each sc around. Sl st to first sc to join (280 sc).

Round 46: Sl st in each st around. Sl st to first sl st to join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

And there you have it! The tide pool tote is all done! Don’t forget to tag me in your pictures on Instagram and use the hashtag #tidepooltote so I can see all your creations.

 

Ola