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Changing Chevrons Crochet Along Intro

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Welcome to Couch Surfer Crochet! Today I want to tell you all about the Changing Chevrons Crochet Along!

Last year I create, wrote, and published my first Crochet Along! I called it the Mixed Stitch Blanket CAL, and I had such a blast working on it! I really enjoy a challenge, and I always like to push myself with crochet to learn new things.

Working on that CAL made me brave enough later in the year to create my second CAL, the Hip to be Square CAL. It brought a new set of challenges and taught me a lot about blanket making. I absolutely loved seeing each of your creations as you made those patterns your own!

When I was ready to start working on a new Crochet Along, I kept being drawn to chevron style projects. But I quickly realized it would be a pretty boring Crochet Along if all you ever did was change colors every few rows. I wanted something more interesting, something that would also help me (and you!) learn new stitches along the way. I searched far and wide, and I couldn’t find ANY other chevron CALs. I knew that I could really make something fun with the idea!

I went straight to my Crochet Stitch Dictionary. I picked out a few stitches that I liked, worked with the math to ensure those stitches would work with a chevron pattern, and then I went to work! I LOVE the final product. It is visually interesting, and it has a wonderful texture.

This Crochet Along will start on Monday, March 26th. Every two weeks (every other Monday), I will post 10 – 15 rows of the pattern, including all stitches and variations required. I’m posting every two weeks to give you plenty of time to learn the new stitches and complete all of the rows for that section.

Week 1: March 26
Week 2: April 9
Week 3: April 23
Week 4: May 7
Week 5: May 21
Week 6: June 4
Week 7: June 18
Week 8: July 2

For this project I chose to use 4 colors. This project was inspired by a friend who is currently planning and creating her nursery. She picked out her bedding set and wanted me to make a throw blanket to match. She chose this set:

Aren’t those colors amazing?!?! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some matching yarn!

I used:

Impeccable Big! Yarn by Loops & Threads in Aqua (1 ball – 858 yds)
Impeccable Big! Yarn by Loops & Threads in Coral (1 ball – 858 yds)
Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn in Forest (2 balls – 277 yds each)
Bernat Baby Sport Big Ball Ombre Yarn in Chiffon Print (1 ball – 893 yds)

I made this blanket throw sized (approx 48″x56″). You may want to make your blanket smaller or larger. In the Week 1 post I will include a chart to explain how many chains to start with to ensure your chevrons come out perfectly!

I chose to use 4 colors for this blanket, but I want you to use as many (or as few) as you would prefer! You could even do this all in a solid color for a beautifully textured finished piece. Go wild creatively! I would love to see your progress and finished pieces. Half the joy of creating is sharing it! You can share your work here in the comments, on my Facebook page, or you can join the Couch Surfer Crocheters FB Group!

If you are on Instagram and want to share there, please tag me @couchsurfercrochet.

If you’re looking for projects that work up more quickly, check out the Cotton Washcloths, the Criss Cross Hat, or the Simple Lacy Scarf!

C2C Scarf Crochet Pattern

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Hello crocheters! I’m sorry for my extended absence on the blog! I caught that awful flu that was going around, and didn’t have the energy to do much of anything for about two weeks. Once I was up and at ’em again, I got started on a cross stitch project for a local fundraiser. It’s being run by the McKinney Center, a local art center here where I live in Tennessee. From their website: “The arts program is designed to inspire area residents through appreciation for and participation in the various forms of art and expression. The comprehensive arts program offers a variety of educational opportunities for learning, such as, drawing, painting, mosaics, theater, dance, and music.”

They are holding a fundraiser where local artists create a few pieces to donate. Then each ticket purchased (or any money donated otherwise) is put towards scholarships for kids to attend art classes! I am so passionate about this cause! I think it’s imperative for children to express their creativity, and to be given the opportunities to learn how to do that. Here’s the cross stitch piece I finished for the fundraiser:

I promise I’m not turning this blog into Couch Surfer Cross Stitchers! However, if there is enough interest from all of you, I would be happy to share cross stitch patterns on occasion. I just love using yarn and thread in different mediums to create!

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Simple Scraps Throw Crochet Pattern

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Welcome back to Couch Surfer Crochet! I hope you all are doing well. This winter the flu seems to be everywhere, which is just another good excuse to stay inside and crochet! A few weeks ago, I shared an adorable photo of my dog claiming one of my WIPs (works in progress). I had so many requests for the pattern for the blanket I was working on.

I previously shared a few ways to use up your yarn scraps if you have really small amounts of yarn. I wanted to figure out what to do with those “medium” balls of yarn you wind up with after finishing a project.

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Beautiful Boxes Scarf Crochet Pattern

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Hello! I hope you are all having an amazing January so far! It’s unseasonably warm (at least today!) here in Tennessee, so I thought it would be the perfect time to break out one of my lighter weight scarves. Last year I shared a yarn review for Caron Cakes yarn. I was so excited to try out self-striping yarn! Well…did you know that Red Heart now has their own line of self-striping yarns, appropriately called Red Heart Stripes?! They have some of the most amazing colors, and I couldn’t wait to try out a few of them!

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Sparkly Serape – Crochet Pattern

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Happy New Year!!!

Welcome back to Couch Surfer Crochet! I have missed all of you so much over this holiday season. I am so happy to be getting back in to the swing of things here on the blog! I couldn’t share any of the patterns I was working on in December because they were all Christmas gifts and I didn’t want to spoil any surprises, since everyone in my family sees all my blog posts.

I definitely got the BIGGEST response from my niece this year! Back in October I shared a photo on Instagram wearing one of my creations. I had been gifted this gorgeous sparkly metallic yarn and I knew I wanted to make something that I could wear. So I sat down and worked up a quick and easy granny stripe poncho. I wore it to a family event, and my niece went crazy for it! That’s when I had my light bulb moment. Why not make one for her in different colors!?!

I secretly asked her mom what her favorite colors were, and she said purple and teal. I knew I could make something beautiful with those colors! I added a silver yarn to complete the striping pattern.


3 color granny stripe poncho

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Striped Stars Scarf – Free Pattern

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Welcome back to Couch Surfer Crochet! It’s been awhile since I have shared a new pattern! Right now I am frantically working on Christmas presents, and I can’t share any of those with you yet because they are supposed to be a surprise!!

However, I can share with you a pattern I created all for myself! I call it the Striped Stars Scarf! This pattern uses alternating rows of dc, hdc, and the star stitch to create this beautiful look and texture!

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Switch It Up Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

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Switch It Up Beanie Free Crochet Pattern
(Basic Beanie)

Today I want to share another pattern with you! It’s that time of year again! Time to fill up a couple of bags with lots of lots of handmade hats for the local clothing drives! Previously I shared with you all the hats that I donated to the homeless clothing drive last year. I got really creative last year and tried out all sorts of different patterns. It was a lot of fun working on those! I used the Slouchy Side Saddle Hat Pattern, The Crochet Beret for a few, and I made lots of hats using the Criss Cross Hat Pattern. That Criss Cross stitch helps add a layer of warmth!

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Hip to be Square CAL – Border

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Welcome back to Couch Surfer Crochet! This is the last week of the Hip to be Square Crochet Along! I hope you have enjoyed working on this CAL! We are now on the final week : the BORDER!! These squares have been so much fun to create and I truly love the finished blanket. This week I will teach you how to add a border to this blanket. I’ll also show you a trick that I use to make finishing a blanket go much quicker!

The photos you have shared in the Facebook group are absolutely stunning! You all have inspired me so much with your fabulous work and your awesome color choices! Maybe you will be inspired to try this pattern again with a different set of colors. I think I might do just that!

For a refresher, all of the previous weeks can be found here:

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Hip to be Square CAL – Joining

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Hey crocheters! I hope you have enjoyed working on this Crochet Along! These squares have been so much fun to create, and I LOVE seeing all of your color choices! We are in the home stretch! This week we will be joining all of those squares together, and next week we will be adding a border to finish! We are now done with the most difficult part of this Crochet Along : making all those squares! If you are just joining us, all the of the square patterns can be found here:


Now we are ready to join them all together. I shared with you all in the last couple of weeks what the squares look like all laid out and ready to join. As a reminder, I laid them all out like this:

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Hip to be Square CAL – Week 6

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OMG…You guys!!! We are now on the last week of squares! We are going back to basics again this week. We will be making 8 squares of the basic granny square pattern just like we did in Week 4, but we are going to be using a different color for the main block to create the pattern at the end when we join. Here’s how the squares look before the join so you can see in the pattern why we are doing two weeks of the same type of square!

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