The Cat is Out of the Bag

Well, the cat is the bag in this case. The most popular cat in my house, Pete the Cat, made it into our Valentine’s Day treat plans. This little bag perfectly holds a snack size candy or treat!

Pete the Cat Crochet Treat Bag

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: yarn needle, scissors, colorful 1/2″ buttons

Yarn: I Love This Yarn Worsted Solid in Navy Blue, Vanna’s Glamour Yarn in Gold, and Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Black and White

Substitutions: any worsted, aran, or dk weight yarn (don’t double up on eyes if using worsted)

Gauge: doesn’t matter for this pattern.

Hook Size: G & I

Abbreviations Used:

st or sts – stitch or stitches

ch – chain stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

Special Stitches: surface stitch – watch a video here

With hook I

1) Ch 22, dc 4th ch from hook (counts as a dc), dc in each ch to end. Continue working along other side of chain, dc across, slst (40)

2) Ch 3 (counts as dc here and after), dc between dc’s from previous row behind current dc, *sk 2 dc, 2 dc in sp between dc’s* around, slst (40)

3-10) Repeat row 2

11) ch 1, sc in same st, sc 9, make ears.

Ears

1) *ch 5, slst 2nd ch from hook, sc 3rd ch, hdc 4th ch, dc last ch, sk 3 st of bag*, slst 3, repeat *to*, slst 2, turn

2) ch 1, slst across and behind row 1 of ears in 3rd stitches, then side of dc from last row + blo of row 11 of bag (securing the ears to the bag as you work). This row will also help hold the ears upright. Stop at one st past the first ear, turn (appx 11 slst)

3) ch 1, *sc 4, ch 2, sc in loop of ch1 from previous row, sc blo 4 st down ear*, slst 4 center of ear, repeat *to*, slst, sc 10, sk, ch 3 (button loop), slst, fo

Eyes

Hook G

1) with double wrapped gold, MR, hdc 8, join

2) ch 3, *slst 2nd from hook, sc 3rd from hook, sk*, slst 3, repeat *to*, slst pulling up white

3) with white, slst 2, surface stitch a circle for the cat iris.

4) backstitch around the bottom of the white portion of the eye. Sew on.

Nose

Hook G

Ch 3, slst 2nd ch from hook, hdc next ch, ch 1, sew on

Copyright Notice:

You are welcome to sell your finished items from this pattern. However, please do not copy, share, or redistribute the pattern itself in any manner. Please provide a link to my website if you choose to sell your finished items online, even if adjustments or embellishments have been made to my pattern. If you change the name to the item when you sell, mention the pattern name and link so that other people can find it).

You may link in this way: Pete the Cat Treat Bag Crochet Pattern by Hannah at brightsideis.com.

If you have any questions or need help with this pattern, please contact me at hannah@brightsideis.com as I am happy to help you. – Hannah

Star Hearts

I enjoy Valentine’s Day with our family because it falls between two birthdays and we’ve come to a general agreement that no big deal will be made from it. Still, we participate in the school exchanges and sugar coma’s. My husband finds a nice card that has become something to look forward to.

I’m playing around with making little crochet hearts. I wanted them for Valentine’s Day card embellishments, so they each only take a few minutes to crochet. I also made Valentine goodie bags this year and I’ll probably sew a few of the babies on them. Have fun with this quick and simple project!

 

Star Heart Crochet Pattern:

Skill Level: Easy

 

Materials: yarn needle, scissors

Yarn: DK yarn (I used scrap yarn so I’m unaware of the exact brand and color. It looks like a wool)

Substitutions: any aran or dk weight  yarn

Gauge: doesn’t matter for this pattern. See measurement instructions.

Hook Size: G

Abbreviations Used: st or sts – stitch or stitches
ch – chain stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
inv join – invisible join

Special Stitches: Star Stitch – watch a video here

1) MR, ch 6, star stitch from 2nd ch from hook & next 4 ch, star st, star st pulling 3rd loop from around ring and tail, 4th loop between ring and tail, and 5th loop from around ring and tail (finish as usual and call this the mod ring star hereafter), mod ring star, ch 2, star stitch using 2nd ch from hook + ch from last star st + finishing as usual, mod ring star 3, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in finishing ch of last star st, mod star 2, slst to first star

2) flo hdc 4, hdc, sc, slst down center, sc, flo hdc 4, hdc, sc 9, ch, sc 6, join, with a needle, sk the next st and sew an invisible join to the next to make the edge look even.

Copyright Notice:

You are welcome to sell your finished items from this pattern. However, please do not copy, share, or redistribute the pattern itself in any manner. Please provide a link to my website if you choose to sell your finished items online, even if adjustments or embellishments have been made to my pattern. If you change the name to the item when you sell, mention the pattern name and link so that other people can find it). 

You may link in this way: Star Heart Crochet Pattern by Hannah at brightsideis.com.

If you have any questions or need help with this pattern, please contact me at hannah@brightsideis.com as I am happy to help you. Thank you for supporting my family by purchasing a pattern. – Hannah

 

Trolls Crochet Hats

 

I got this feeling down in my bones when I heard that Trolls Holiday was coming. Now it’s out and we’ve seen it 500 times. My kiddos LOVE the original Trolls movie and who can blame them? Fun music, vibrant colors, and a weird Troll Llama that um, produces cupcakes. Should I even mention Justin Timberlake? Moving on.

I originally made hats for Satin and Chenille, but my son wanted Branch too. I chose the happy Branch colors even though I’m partial to the sarcastic survivalist myself. He’s like to Troll version of Eeyore with a modern sarcastic twist. Definitely speaks to me.

Here’s your free pattern:

Trolls Hat Crochet Pattern

 

 

Skill Level: Moderate

 

 

Materials: Measuring tape, yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Pretty ‘n Pink or Turqua

 

Substitutions: any worsted weight or 4 ply yarn

Gauge: rows 1-7 approximately 5.5”

Hook Size: G, H, I

Size:

3 sizes in hats toddler to youth. Ears are regular or small.

Abbreviations Used:

st or sts – stitch or stitches

ch – chain stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

fpdc – front post double crochet

bpdc – back post double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

rnd(s) – round(s)

inv join – invisible join

Note about hat rounds: Keep your seam minimally visible by starting in the stitch after the chain, essentially skipping the first stitch and stitching into the slst at the end of the row. Join in beginning stitch as usual.

Pattern note: sc/hdc would be telling one to sc and then hdc in the same stitch

Special stitch: the bobble I used was a 6 strand sc bobble

Beginning of All Hats: H hook

R1: MR, hdc 8, join (8)

R2: ch 1, *inc* around, join (16)

R3: ch 1, *hdc, inc* around, join (24)

R4: ch 1, *hdc 2, inc* around, join (32)

R5: ch 1, *hdc 3, inc* around, join (40)

R6: ch 1, *hdc 4, inc* around, join (48)

R7: ch 1, *hdc 5, inc* around, join (56)

Skip to desired hat size

Toddler Hat: H hook

R8 – R15: ch 1, hdc around, join (56)

R16: ch 2, dc around, join (56)

R17: ch 1, *sc 6, sctog* around, join (48)

R18 – R20: ch 1, sc around, join (48)

Follow ear instructions. If you desire smaller ears, simply skip rows 5-6 of ear pattern and slst around.

Child Hat: H & I hook

R8: ch 1, *hdc 13, inc* around, join (60)

R9-R16: ch 1, hdc around, join (60)

R17: ch 2, dc around, join (60)

R18 – R20: ch 1, switch to I hook and sc around, join (60)

Youth Hat: H & I hook

R8: ch 1, *hdc 7, inc* around, join (63)

R9 – R17: ch 1, hdc around, join (63)

R18: ch 2, dc around, join (63)

R19 – R21: ch 1, switch to I hook and sc around, join (63)

Ears: H hook

Smaller ears may be made by eliminating rows 5-6 and simply slst around as R5.

RIGHT EAR

R1: ch 4, turn, sc 2nd ch from hood, sc, 2 sc, continue around, sc 3, mark and continue in rounds (7)

R2: *2 sc, sc 2* twice, sc/hdc (10)

R3: sc 2, sc/hdc, hdc/dc/hdc, hdc/sc, sc, slst, bobble, slst, slst blo (14)

R4: 3 sc blo, sc 2 blo, hdc blo, 2 hdc blo, 3 dc both loops, 2 hdc blo, sc 3 both loops, sk, fpslst around bobble post, slst into bobble st (may feel like it’s behind the st just done), sk, slst/hdc blo in last st (20)

R5: hdc/sc/sc, 2 sc, sc 3, hdc 3, 2 hdc, 3 dc, 2 hdc, sc 6 in 3rd loop (will have to “make” a 3rd loop behind the stitches that don’t naturally have one), bobble st in two loops of existing bobble, slst to post of 2nd st from last row (pulling the bobble towards inner ear), don’t move marker yet

R6: slst where the marker is, remove and place marker, slst 2, turn and slst in stitch just past the bobble, turn, slst around ear until reaching the last stitch. Last slst will go through bunched loops created by curving the ear, thus tying them to the ear. Fasten off with tail for sewing. Attach to seam of hat at the bottom 3-5 rows depending on look desired. Form ear to appear as desired.

LEFT EAR

R1: ch 4, turn, sc 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, continue around, 2 sc, sc 2 (7)

R2: hdc/sc, *sc 2, 2 sc* twice (10)

R3: slst blo, slst, bobble, slst, sc, sc/hdc, hdc/dc/hdc, hdc/sc, sc 2 (14)

R4: hdc/slst blo, sk, slst into bobble, fpslst around bobble st post, sk, sc 3 blo, 2 hdc blo, 3 dc, 2 hdc blo, hdc blo, 2 sc blo, 3 sc blo, slst, turn (21)

R5: ch 1, hdc/sc/sc, 2 sc, sc 3, hdc 3, 2 hdc, 3 dc, 2 hdc, sc 6 in loop below front loop, bobble in two loops of existing bobble, slst below bobble and inside ear to secure placement, slst to beginning of row

R6: slst around pulling up any loose or bunched pieces; slst join. Sew ears on 30 st apart.

 

Eyebrows: G hook

Ch 12, turn, hdc 3rd ch from hook, sc 2, slst 2, sk 2, slst, fasten off. Attach to brows with eyelash glue.

 

Copyright Notice:

You are welcome to sell your finished items from this pattern. However, please do not copy, share, or redistribute the pattern itself in any manner. Please provide a link to my website if you choose to sell your finished items online, even if adjustments or embellishments have been made to my pattern. If you change the name to the item when you sell, mention the pattern name and link so that other people can find it).

You may link in this way: Trolls Hat Crochet Pattern by Hannah at brightsideis.com.

If you have any questions or need help with this pattern, please contact me at hannah@brightsideis.com as I am happy to help you. Thank you for supporting my family by purchasing a pattern. – Hannah

The Gripper Hugger

The Gripper Coffee Cozy Crochet Pattern

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: Measuring tape, yarn needle, scissors, the usual

Yarn: ¼ skein of any color choice

Substitutions: any worsted weight or 4 ply yarn

Gauge: doesn’t matter for this project – check that the first row fits around desired cup and adjust accordingly

Hook Size: J

Size:

Standard. Pictured cups are

  1. Ello Ogden Ceramic Travel Mug without the silicone boot
  2. Standard and good ole fashioned coffee mug

Abbreviations Used:

st or sts – stitch or stitches

ch – chain stitch

fsc – foundation single crochet

seed – seed stitch

sc – single crochet

Special Stitches:

Seed Stich: *insert hook, yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over* repeat until there are 6 loops on hook and pull through all 6 loops

Pattern:

The Gripper coffee hugger Hook J

1) fsc 30, join to beginning fsc

2) ch 1, *sc 2, seed st* (hereafter “seed pattern”), repeat around, join

3) ch 1, sc around (hereafter “sc pattern”), join

4) ch 1, seed pattern to the end of round leaving last sc unworked, turn

5) ch 1, sc pattern to end of round, turn

6) ch 1, seed pattern to the end of round , turn

7-10) repeat 5-6 twice ending with a ch 1 at the end of row 10

11) repeat row 3 skipping the ch from the row before (going back to rounds instead of turning)

12-13) repeat rows 2-3. Fasten off.

Copyright NoticeYou are welcome to sell your finished items from this pattern. However, please do not copy, share, or redistribute the pattern itself in any manner. Please provide a link to my website if you choose to sell your finished items online, even if adjustments or embellishments have been made to my pattern. If you change the name to the item when you sell, mention the pattern name and link so that other people can find it). You may link in this way: The Gripper Coffee Cozy Crochet Pattern by Hannah at brightsideis.com. If you have any questions or need help with this pattern, please contact me at hannah@brightsideis.com as I am happy to help you. Thank you for supporting my family by purchasing a pattern.

Waistcoat Hugger Coffee Cozy Crochet Pattern

Waistcoat Hugger Coffee Cozy Pattern

I was happily making coffee cozies for International Coffee Day while sipping on my brew when I realized that my cozies were predominantly girly. This is my response to that challenge. I love the result! This pattern takes longer than the typical cozy pattern but it looks unique and would be perfect as a gift to anyone – well worth the extra time. Enjoy, share, and thanks for giving credit back to this pattern.

Skill Level: Moderate

Materials: Measuring tape, yarn needle, scissors, the usual

Yarn: 2 colors of Caron Simply Soft (photo uses Soft Grey Heather and Black)

*Substitutions: any worsted weight or 4 ply yarn

Gauge: doesn’t matter for this project – check that the first row fits around desired cup and adjust accordingly

Hook Size: G

Size:

Standard. Pictured cup is an Ello Ogden Ceramic Travel Mug without the silicone boot. Also fits standard size coffee cups and most similar travel mugs.

Abbreviations Used:

st or sts – stitch or stitches

ch – chain stitch

fsc – foundation single crochet

ws – waistcoat stitch

sc – single crochet

Special Stitches:

Waistcoat Stich aka Knit Stitch: see a video here.

Pattern:

1) with grey, fsc 50, join to beginning fsc

2-4) pick up black, do not ch, ws in continuous rounds

5-9) repeat pattern alternating colors

10-12) repeat rows 2-4

13) with black, ws around, fasten off

 

Copyright Notice:

You are welcome to sell your finished items from this pattern. However, please do not copy, share, or redistribute the pattern itself in any manner. Please provide a link to my website if you choose to sell your finished items online, even if adjustments or embellishments have been made to my pattern. If you change the name to the item when you sell, mention the pattern name and link so that other people can find it). You may link in this way: Waistcoat Hugger Coffee Cozy Pattern by Hannah at brightsideis.com. If you have any questions or need help with this pattern, please contact me at hannah@brightsideis.com as I am happy to help you. Thank you for supporting my family by purchasing a pattern. – Hannah

Fisher-Baby Crochet Photo Set

My friend Johanna had her baby 5 weeks early (isn’t he precious?) and needed her planned photo prop whipped up sooner than expected. One look at this little guy and you will want to take a break to watch dragonflies brush the water with the breeze tickling your hair on a perfect day. Ready to make one for the newborn coming in your world? Check out my pattern on Ravelry or Etsy!

photo credit Kaitlyn Faili

Laugh ‘Till You Cry Emoji Pillow Crochet Pattern

Having teens in the house can sure “spice” up many aspects of life. One of these things for me was that I have made some unique projects that would have never touched my hook without the, uh, inspiration from my girls! Thus, let me introduce the Laugh ‘Till You Cry Emoji Pillow –

It’s bold, it’s cheery, and it’s (my favorite) seamless! This pattern uses continuous rounds to avoid that irritating seam that joins give us. The pillow portion of this pattern is great to have on hand for any project up your sleeve! You can find it on Ravelry or Etsy.

or on Etsy

 

Classical Conversations Cycle 3 Placemats

I started making CC placemats for my visual and kinesthetic children a couple years ago. Here’s a page my daughter filled out from my blank version.

For my previous placemats I went all out with drawings for every little piece of memory work. I’ve since lost all of the information on my server (LONG story) and am trying to build my website again from scratch. With an additional baby in tow it’s taking me quite a bit of time!

 

 

Here is the fill-in-the-blank version of the Cycle 3 placemats. I hope they are helpful to you in the upcoming year. You can try out the first few weeks HERE to see if you enjoy them!

 

 

Want the full color version instead? I’m so excited to say that after months of work between little strawberry baby kisses – I’ve finally finished the full color pages – now with Bible as an option for all 24 weeks!

Blessings and joy in every moment — Hannah

Mia’s Toddler Ponytail Hat

I made a messy bun hat for one of the cutest little girls I know. Toddlers don’t always have enough hair to make a messy bun, so I’m calling it a ponytail hat. Isn’t it cute? Ok, Mia definitely helps with that precious face and gorgeous curls.

I’m sharing my pattern with you for free! You can also add it to your Ravelry queue. Enjoy <3 Hannah

Mia’s Toddler Ponytail Hat
Crochet Pattern

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: Measuring tape, yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker, small 1.5” hair band

Yarn:

1 skein of Baby Bee Baby Mine!, Sugar’N Spice

1 skein of Yarn Bee Confection Chunky, Meringue

   Substitutions: any DK weight yarn for the hat and any bulky weight for the bow

Gauge: 4” = 19 stitches and 21 rows in the H hook section of pattern
 
Hook Size: G, H, L

SizeToddler 18”-20” head circumference

 

Abbreviations Used:

st or sts – stitch or stitches

ch – chain stitch

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

rnd(s) – round(s)

inv join – invisible join

FSC – foundation single crochet

Hat: Baby Bee Baby Mine!, Sugar’N Spice

Rounds 1-28 are stitched in a continuous round. Use a stitch marker between rounds.

Rnd 1: sc 14 around girls hairband, mark place with stitch marker (14)

Rnd 2: *sc, 2 sc* around (21)

Rnd 3: *sc 2, 2 sc* (28)

Rnd 4: *sc 3, 2 sc* (35)

Rnd 5: *sc 4, 2 sc* (42)

Rnd 6: *sc 5, 2 sc* (49)

Rnd 7: *sc 6, 2 sc* (58)

Rnd 8: *sc 7, 2 sc* (63)

Rnd 9: *sc 8, 2 sc* (70)

Rnd 10: *sc 9, 2 sc* (77)

Rnd 11: sc 10, 2 sc* (84)

Rnd 12-27: sc around (84)

Rnd 28: sc 82 (around until last 2 st), slst 2 (82 sc + 2 slst)

Rnd 29: change to G hook, dc around skipping last slst, inv join (83)

Rnd 30: ch 1, sc around, do not join, mark to continue in rounds (83)

Rnd 31-36: sc around (83)

Rnd 37: sc 82, slst, fasten off

Bow: Yarn Bee Confection Chunky, Meringue

FSC 65 with L hook, approximately 30” long. Weave chain in and out of every 2 dc’s of hat leaving approximately 6-7” tail out of each end of chain (12-16 fsc’s). Tie bow.

Copyright Notice:
You are welcome to sell your finished items from this pattern. However, please do not copy, share, or redistribute the pattern itself in any manner. Please provide a link to my website if you choose to sell your finished items online, even if adjustments or embellishments have been made to my pattern. If you change the name to the item when you sell, mention the pattern name and link so that other people can find it).

You may link in this way: Mia’s Toddler Ponytail Hat Crochet Pattern by Hannah at brightsideis.com.

If you have any questions or need help with this pattern, please contact me at hannah@brightsideis.com as I am happy to help you. Thank you for supporting my family by purchasing a pattern. – Hannah

Girls’ Ankle Boot Cuffs

Gianna’s Ankle Boot Cuffs

I received a Christmas order for a girl’s boot cuffs. Her tiny little ankles are so small that I made them with buttons instead of slip-on since I was worried they wouldn’t stretch properly over her feet. I had never made boot cuffs from any other color than the basics so the request for a light teal was different. I didn’t expect them to turn out as cute as they did!

I am sharing this pattern that I designed for a 7 year old. I made up the pattern as I went along so let me know if you have any questions.

Skill Level: Moderate
Materials: Measuring tape, yarn needle, scissors, buttons
Yarn: 1 skein of Vanna’s Choice Lion Brand yarn in Aquamarine
*Substitutions: any worsted weight or 4 ply yarn
Note: only about ½ of the skein will be used
Gauge: boot cuff length is 7”
Hook Size: H
Size: Child Ankle: 7” before stretch. Measure just above boot for circumference. Subtract .5” for width of cuff.

Abbreviations and Stitches:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
vs – V-stitch here is dc, ch 1, dc in one st
mss – modified star stitch – I like the moogly tutorial, but I ended up only adding one stitch to the side of the previous star stitch instead of 3. This one stitch is the same as the 2nd she makes on the video (I just skipped the 1st and 3rd completely). Hopefully I’ll make a video for that one day. If you know what this modified version is called (if it exists), let me know!

R0: ch 30, turn

R1: beginning in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, turn (29)

R2: ch 1, mss across, sc in last st, turn (14 star stitches + 1 sc)

R3: ch 1, sc across, turn

R4: repeat row  2

R5: sc across, turn

R6: ch 3, dc same st, sk 2, *vs in same st, sk 2* across, dc in last st, turn, ch 3

R7 – R9: repeat row 6

R10 – R12: repeat R3 – R5

Fasten off

Gianna's Bott Cuffs Open

Button Holes: attach to opposite end of foundation chain. sc, *ch 3, sc 3* 4 times, ch 3, sc, fasten off

Buttons: I attached 3 buttons on each cuff, but you could attach up to 5 with the amount of button holes.

I am thrilled to offer you the PDF version of this pattern or you can save it to your Ravelry favorites!

Copyright Notice:

You are welcome to sell your finished items from this pattern. However, please do not copy, share, or redistribute the pattern itself in any manner. Please provide a link to my website if you choose to sell your finished items online, even if adjustments or embellishments have been made to my pattern. If you change the name to the item when you sell, mention the pattern name and link so that other people can find it).

You may link in this way: Gianna’s Ankle Boot Cuffs Crochet Pattern by Hannah at brightsideis.com.

If you have any questions or need help with this pattern, please contact me at hannah@brightsideis.com as I am happy to help you. Thank you for supporting my family by purchasing a pattern. – Hannah