Lapghan of Love Crochet Pattern

The Lapghan of Love crochet pattern was created especially for those going through chemo, or other health related struggles, that could use some extra warmth. When you add some love from the maker it is sure to bring some comfort when they need it most. The lapghan is a small throw size and made with super bulky weight yarn, so it will work up quickly.

 

Lapghan of Love crochet pattern was made for those going through chemo, or other health related struggles, that could use some extra warmth. Crochet pattern by Ambassador Crochet.

Lapghan of Love Crochet Pattern

 

Pattern Rating: Beginner – You will need to know basic stitches, but I do offer pattern support for any questions that you may have.

Yarn Used: #6 super bulky (I used Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Cranberry and Fisherman)

Hook Size: S – Speed Hook

The following sizes included with the pattern:
Lapghan – approx. 43″ x 46″

You will receive an email with the pattern link as soon as payment clears.

 

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Happy Crocheting!

 

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Dress It Up Easy Cowl Crochet Pattern

Looking for a quick project? This easy cowl works up fast! Whether you’re looking to add some last minute glam to your outfit, or need one last minute gift, this cowl will be done in no time! And it’s the perfect project for a beginner.

 

Dress it Up Easy Cowl - Quick and easy free crochet pattern by Ambassador Crochet.

 

“Dress It Up” Easy Cowl

 

Finished Size: 20″ circumference (but super stretchy)

Yarn: 1 skein #6 super bulky (I used Yarn Bee Royal Beauty in Gray)

Hook: Size Q (15.75 mm)

Notions: Yarn Needle

Gauge: 3 sts = 2 inches

For help with abbreviations – see my List of Abbreviations.

 

Cowl

 

Ch 13.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch, rep from * across to last ch, sc in last ch, turn. (7 sc, 5 ch-sps)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, *ch 1, sc in next ch-sp, rep from * across to last sc, sc in last sc, turn. (7 sc, 5 ch-sps)

Row 3-24: Rep Row 2.  

Fasten off, leaving tail for sewing.

Holding short ends together, whip stitch in each st across.

Weave in ends.

 

Happy Crocheting!

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The #1 Reason to Save Your First Crochet Project

Are you wondering what to do with that first crochet project? Maybe you feel like it came out terrible and you can’t possibly give it away. Or maybe you just want to frog it and start over. STOP! Read this before you make any decisions.

 

The #1 reason you need to keep your first crochet project.

 

 

 

Your First Crochet Project

 

The first project I ever decided to make was a baby blanket. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, I just loved the pattern and wanted to make it. If I remember correctly it took me about 60 hours! I was slow, and I knew there were mistakes but I didn’t know how to fix them (that was back before the internet!) Plus my gauge was so tight. No wonder it took me so long. I was holding on to my yarn for dear life!

I still have that very first baby blanket I made (my girls use it for their dolls). And when I pull it out to reminisce I actually smile at all the mistakes and how tight my gauge was. Why? Because it’s a true judge of just how far I’ve come over the years.

 

The #1 reason you need to keep your first crochet project. I still have my very first crochet project - a ripple baby afghan.

 

Save It…

 

You’re probably thinking there’s no way you’re going to save something when you don’t even like how it came out. Whether it’s a blanket or a washcloth, it won’t matter. Here’s why. . . .

There will be days where you will feel like you haven’t made any progress with your crochet skills, or that you’re projects look no better off than they did before. It’s on those days that you need to pull out your first project and reminisce. Be honest and look at how far you’ve come. You may still have a long way to go, or things you want to improve on, but this will be a good gauge of your progress to date. Use it as a reflection tool, just don’t get hung up on the errors you made. It’s meant to boost you up, not make you think negative.

The more you crochet, the more you practice, the better you will get. Looking back at your first project will show you just how far you’ve come. If you’re feeling discouraged, read my post, Look How Far You’ve Come, which has some practical tips on how to prevent frustration.

 

So, I’m curious. If you’ve been crocheting for any amount of time, did you keep your first project?

 

Happy Crocheting!

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5 Tools Every Crocheter Needs

There are basic tools every crocheter needs; tools of the trade that you will find in almost any crocheters bag. There are some you need, and some that are just nice to have. For those just starting out on their crochet journey, I’ve compiled a list of 5 told every crocheter needs.

 

5 Tools Every Crocheter Needs - Plus, find out which brands I use & recommend.

 

5 Tools Every Crocheter Needs

 

I’ve come up with a list of 5 things every crocheter should have in their project bag. Most of these are obvious, especially if you’ve been crocheting for any amount of time, but if you’re a just learning to crochet or haven’t started yet but want to learn, this list is a great list to help you get started.

Note: There are so many brands out there,that you may have to try a few out to find what’s right for you. I am just recommending brands I currently use and am happy with.

 

Crochet HooksTulip Etimo is hands down my favorite hook. I actually bought two entire sets to have just in case one (or more) of them disappears….because my hooks seem to grow legs! If you’re unsure about trying these hooks, or any ergo hooks, read my post Choosing the Right Ergonomic Hook.

 

 

Stitch Markers – I’ve tried many over the years and I’ll use a few different brands, but the Clover Lock Ring stitch markers are definitely my first choice. They are sturdy and they lock (if you want them to).

 

 

Scissors – I love fold up scissors. There’s nothing worse than poking your yarn with the point of the scissors. I’ve been very happy with my Fiskars. They fold up, they’re sturdy, and they work well on yarn.

 

Fiskars Travel Folding Scissors

 

Yarn Needles – There are all different kinds of yarn needles. Everything from plastic to metal, straight to bent tip. About 2 years ago I switched from plastic to metal and I will never go back. No more snaggin on the yarn! I use Chibi needles by Clover and I love them. I prefer the bent tip, but straight works well too.

 

Clover Chibi - 5 Tools Every Crocheter Needs

 

Measuring Tape – I love my crochet happy tape measure. I own quite a few from when I was a retail distributor for them and am sad to see my stash dwindling.

 

Crochet Happy - 5 Tools Every Crocheter Needs

 

Extras

 

While there are many other tools you could add to your project bag, I don’t consider them necessities. Things like hook cases, row counters, support gloves, and even a gauge checker. (This one will check your gauge, needle size, and hook sizes for you.)

For those who have been crocheting a while, what tools would you recommend?

Happy Crocheting!

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