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

 

Batman applique crochet pattern

Batman Symbol Inspired Pattern

Superman vs Batman HatMy little boy loves all things Batman. What little boy doesn’t? I love Batman too! Anyway, maybe that makes me picky because I couldn’t find an applique for his hat that I really wanted and holy applique Batman! – I wrote one! 

I will write out my favorite beanie pattern to go with this one day soon, but for now you can find this pattern on Ravelry. Enjoy! – Hannah
Batman applique crochet pattern

Printable Bible Verses for a Brokenhearted Child

Encouraging Bible Verses Printable

We recently learned that someone close to us has chosen to go through with divorce. As we all know, this is a really tough experience for their child. We decided to put together a photo album with notes and bible verses to encourage him.

 

Bible Verse Photo Album Memory Flashcards

I’m making the verses I created available to anyone who would like to do the same. They print out the same size as 3×5 index cards and fit in almost any album. They would work out nicely as memory cards too!

Thank you for supporting our family! – Hannah

Classical Conversations Visual Flashcards

Classical Conversations Science Flashcards

I consider my daughter to be a kinesthetic learner, not a visual learner, but she loves these flashcards. I think it must be the act of coloring and making them. If you have a child in the Classical Conversations Essentials class then you have experienced the IEW Vocab Flashcards. We love them! My daughter has enjoyed coloring them each summer for the coming year. More importantly, she grasps the definitions so much better with those silly pictures. That’s why I decided to make “vocab” cards for her CC memory work this year. I have the science cards done for Cycle 2 and will be adding more (hopefully) each week.

I’m already partially finished with English Grammar.

 You may have this set for FREE and I’m working on the complete set, coming soon!

 Classical Conversations Science Cycle 2