Pattern: The Butterbeer Pullover

Raise your hand if you love homespun yarn! Meee! I know a lot of my crochet friends dislike using homespun yarn because it can be a bit difficult to work with, especially if you are a beginner crocheter. I hope the Butterbeer Pullover pattern changes your mind if you are a homespun hater. 🙂 You can always substitute a different bulky yarn if you are totally against it, but I encourage you to give it a shot with homespun first!

Here are a couple of my tips on working with Lion Brand Homespun-

  • Keep your tension a bit loose! I know a lot of us have a habit of pulling our stitches down tight while crocheting. Don’t do this! One, it makes it harder to see the stitches and two, if you have to frog your work it will be difficult to pull out. You will also have a much harder time inserting your hook into the stitch and it may snag the yarn. So try and crochet with a nice even and “loose” tension.

  • Don’t rely on just your eyes for counting stitches. When you work with homespun yarn, the fluffiness of the yarn can make it difficult to see your stitches. I like to actually feel my stitches with my hands to help check my stitch count.

  • Start your work with a foundation row! My pullover pattern uses a foundation row for each panel. This not only gives your garment a bit more stretch and keeps the panel a uniform size but it also helps you keep your stitch count correct. When working with homespun I always find that the foundation chain and the first row gives the most trouble. It can be difficult to find where to insert your hook in the chain. If you use a foundation row it gets rid of this problem. I recommend THIS video/tutorial if you don’t already know how.

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Wooden Watches- The Natural Choice

Spring is on it’s way and there is no better way to celebrate then having a giveaway! When JORD Wood Watches contacted me to partner up with them, I Immediately jumped at the chance. I’ve seen these beautiful natural wood watches before and have already been eyeing them. Of course, that left the task of having to pick from all of the beautiful timepieces, which was NOT easy! I just love that their watches are made from natural wood, which goes perfectly with my yarn and handmade clothing (something I work with and wear almost everyday!)

Pattern: The Snow Cone Beanie

I’ve been getting a ton of requests for a pattern using the waistcoat stitch, so The Snow Cone Beanie is born! If you follow me on Instagram you know that i’ve been creating a lot of designs using this stitch and its one of my favs! I’m working on getting a youtube channel set up so I can have videos for all of you to go with my patterns…but for now, I’ll be linking you to videos created by others that I find helpful!

The yarn I used for this pattern is super chunky! Be sure you are using a yarn weight of at least 6. I recommend Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick if you don’t have any WAK on hand.

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Materials: 

  • Super Bulky (6) yarn. Pattern uses We Are Knitters The Wool in Sand and Denim. Approximately 100gr in each color
  • 9.00mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Pompom (make your own!)

Pattern: Easy Picot Cowl

If you are looking for a super fast and cozy project, then this is it! I worked up this easy picot cowl in about half an hour with some leftover homespun yarn. It uses a P hook and super bulky yarn, so they are really easy to crank out! It’s the perfect beginner project, using the double crochet stitch. You can add the cute little picots around the bottom, or leave them out for an even easier project.

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Materials:

  • Lion Brand Homespun Thick and Quick yarn (6). Approx. 50 yards.
  • P/11.5mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle

Pattern: Tapestry Crochet Whale Pillow

I’ve been really into tapestry and fair isle crochet lately. So when Evie asked for a pillow with a whale on it, I happily agreed. You can make so many different designs and pictures using these crochet techniques. Check out my Mistletoe Kisses Beanie pattern HERE and my Festive winter pillow pattern HERE!

Be sure to follow and tag me on Instagram if you make the whale pillow! I love to see your finished work! 🙂

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Materials:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn in at least 2 different colors. Less than 1 skein each. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice.
  • 5.00mm Crochet Hook
  • Fabric for back of pillow OR more yarn to crochet a back panel
  • Yarn Needle
  • Rotary Cutter (optional)

Pattern: Crochet Fringe Crop Top

I was recently requested to write up a pattern for a kids fringe crop top! Even though it’s only 50 degrees out today it’s hot in other parts of the world right?! 🙂 So the fringe crop top was born! I think it’s definitely a crochet pattern staple to have when you have little ones running around. It’s super cute for photo shoots or to just wear outside during the hot summer days. I included 3 different sizes but it is VERY easy to adjust even further if you need to. To make it wider, add more chains to the starting chain. To make it longer or shorter, add or take away rows.

Be sure to follow and tag me on Instagram (@evelynandpeter) with all your fringe crop top makes!

Materials:

  • Worsted (4) weight cotton yarn. 50-80 yards depending on size made. I used Paintbox cotton yarn.
  • 4.00mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

Pattern: Men’s Team Colors Beanie

Every fall my husband asks for a new beanie to wear. This year he requested one with his football teams colors! This pattern is perfect for customizing to your favorite football team colors! Sean likes his beanies slouchy and stretchy. This one is really fast to make, it’s worked in rows to form a rectangle and then sewn together at the end. You can make it as slouchy or as fitted as you want by making your starting Ch longer or shorter. It’s also really easy to customize the colors you want and add as many colors as you would like!

Materials Needed: 

  • Worsted Weight yarn in 3 or 4 colors.
  • 6.00mm crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle

Notes:

This hat is worked in rows and then sewn at the end to form the hat. 

Pattern: Bobbles And Rows Pillow

If you haven’t tried Bernat mix home yarn yet, you need to! I picked up a couple of skeins on one of my many shopping trips to Michael’s. I can’t resist when I see a new yarn! I made my pillow case big enough to fit an old 18×18 pillow. However, if you want it bigger or smaller, it’s really easy to customize by shortening or lengthening the starting chain.

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Materials Needed: 

  • 2 Skeins of Bernat Mix Home Yarn. Click the link for a 40% off coupon at Michael’s! Coupon Code 
  • 8.00mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Pillow insert or Poly-Fil stuffing

Pattern: Spring Beanie and Headband

I made Evie a new headband the other night using Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton Yarn! It is SO soft and one of my favorite yarns to work with. I had plenty of yarn leftover so I decided to make Penelope a matching beanie to go with it! The color I chose is very springy and the light-weight cotton is perfect for the current weather! My favorite part is that I was able to make both the headband and beanie for less than one skein of yarn. Both patterns are very simple and beginner friendly.

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Materials:

  • Worsted weight cotton yarn. I used One skein of Hobby Lobbys I love This Cotton! in Pastel.
  • 4.00mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn needle

Pattern: Sun Bum Tote

Yay! Finally a new pattern to post! I never realized before I started designing my own crochet how much work goes into pattern writing! First there is the idea stage, then the yarn buying stage (my favorite), then the making and frogging and re-doing stage, all while scribbling notes down so I don’t forget what I did. When you finally have the finished product.. Bam!! Now you have to type up the pattern, find testers, send to testers, wait for your testers to give you feedback. Edit the pattern, take pretty pictures, post on Instagram AND still have to make a listing on Etsy. PHEW! I’m so amazed at all the support I get for my patterns and I love to be able to give back. I hope you like my newest pattern The Sun Bum Tote!

Be sure to follow and tag me on Instagram if you make the Sun Bum Tote! I love seeing your finished work! You are always welcome to sell your finished work with ANY of my patterns, but please link back to my shop/blog for credit! 🙂

Materials: 

  • Worsted Weight Yarn, approximately 270 Yards. I used less than 2 skeins of Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton in Ivory. You will also need a small amount of colored yarn for the trim and handles.
  • 3.00mm crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle