C2C Scarf Crochet Pattern

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

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

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

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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Black Friday Sales 2017

Hello! I hope you all are excited about the upcoming holidays! I know I am!

If you all are avid crocheters like me, you see the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales as the perfect time to add to your stash!! There are so many awesome yarn sales out there this time of year. I just wanted to do a quick post to share some of those deals with you all!. As far as I can tell all of these deals are valid in store OR online, so you can shop in comfort at home if you want to avoid all those crowds!

Hopefully you will find a few deals here that you will love!

Michaels

Michaels will be running special hours Thursday, Friday, and Saturday if you want to shop in store.

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Switch It Up Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

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

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 – Week 6

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!

granny square blanket

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Hip to be Square CAL – Week 5

Dharma Square - Hip to be Square CAL

Welcome back to the Hip to be Square Crochet Along! We are now on Week 5! I can’t believe we are 2/3 of the way done making these squares! I hope you have enjoyed working on this project! If you are just finding this CAL, the previous weeks can be found here:

WEEK 1
WEEK 2
WEEK 3
WEEK 4

I’m so happy to share another granny square pattern with you! This week we are back to working on more intricate squares, so we will be making 4 squares. When I decided to start this I looked for inspiration all around me. I named this blog Couch Surfer Crochet because I am always watching TV or movies while I crochet. It’s a great way to relax! This week’s square was inspired by my love of the TV show LOST! One of the recurring images in the show is the Dharma Initiative logo. It looks like this:

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