Soft & Squishy Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Need a quick & easy baby blanket that will feel and look amazing? Check out my Soft & Squishy baby blanket! One of my daughters compared it to foam. When folded, if you squish it it will bounce right back to the height it was. Add a soft yarn to the mix and any baby is sure to love this soft & squishy blanket!

 

Soft & Squishy Baby Blanket - Free Crochet pattern by Ambassador Crochet

 

If you’d like a downloadable version of this pattern, you can purchase it in my Ravelry shop for a minimal fee ($1.00), which helps cover the cost of the selling fees, etc.

Soft & Squishy Baby Blanket

 

Finished Size:  27″ x 30″

Yarn: Hobby Lobby “I Love This Yarn!” (#4 worsted weight)

  • 2 – 7 oz. skeins (14 oz. total) – Menthe (MC)
  • 1 oz. – Greybeard (CC1)
  • 1 oz. – Mid Green (CC2)
  • .5 oz. – Grey Mist (CC3)

Hook Size: Size I/9 (6.00 mm)

Notions: Yarn Needle

Gauge: 13 sts and 9 rows = 4 inches

Special Stitches:  rsc (reverse single crochet)  

Notes: For help with abbreviations – see my List of Abbreviations.

Color changes were as follows:

Rows 1-11 – MC

Row 12 – CC2

Row 13 – CC3

Row 14 – CC2

Rows 15-25 – MC

Row 26 – CC1

Row 27 – CC2

Row 28 – CC1

Rep Rows 1-28

Rep Rows 1-11 

Border CC1

 

Pattern:

 

Ch 90,

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (2 skipped chs counts as hdc), hdc in each ch across, turn. (89 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as hdc), hdc in 1st hdc, hdc flo in next hdc, *hdc blo in next st, hdc flo in next st, rep from * across to last st, hdc through both loops of last hdc, turn. (89 hdc)   

Row 3–67: Rep Row 2.

 

Border:

 

Attach CC1 with sl st in top-right st of last row,

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each sc across top row, 3 sc in corner st, sc in each row-end down side, 3 sc in corner st, sc in each st across bottom, 3 sc in corner st, sc in each row-end up side, 3 sc in corner st, sl st in 1st sc, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, rsc in each st around, sl st in first rsc to join.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

 

Soft & Squishy Baby Blanket - Free Crochet pattern by Ambassador Crochet

 

Again, if you’d rather a PDF downloadable version of this pattern, you can get it HERE in my Ravelry shop.

This would look amazing in a solid color, stripes, or so many other variations. I’d love to see your version.

 

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Happy Crocheting!

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American Flag Afghan Crochet Pattern

A couple years ago my sister asked me to make her an American Flag afghan. Needless to say, I put it off. I knew if I was going to do it I wanted to do it correctly and I knew the patterns out there weren’t what I was looking for. I like to be very literal in my design interpretations. (Ex: My Frog Pond Afghan has rippling water, 3-D water lilies, as well as lily pads, as well as my Red-Eyed Tree Frog hat has the 3-D eyes as well as suction cups pads.)

 

American Flag Afghan crochet pattern by Ambassador Crochet - $4.95

 

American Flag Afghan

 

Once I set my mind to making it, I decided I wanted it to be as close to a true American Flag as possible. I wanted 5 sided stars, not the 6 sided design that is out there. I also wanted a solid fabric, so I knew I couldn’t use typical crochet stitches that leave space between them. I found schematic measurements and spent days weeks doing the math to make sure everything was perfect. The result . . . . .

  • The star field is proportionately correct to the stripes.
  • Stars are worked directly into the pattern so there is no need to sew on 50 stars (or 100 to make it double sided). This will be double sided when complete.
  • Stripes look like a solid fabric. There are no holes between stitches, and you won’t have to use single crochet.
  • The finished project will be slightly bigger than a throw; closer to a full size bed afghan.

 

If you’d like to watch this LIVE video I did on Facebook you can see the afghan details up close.

 

 

American Flag Afghan crochet pattern by Ambassador Crochet - $4.95
Star Field

 

I am so happy with the end result! It came out better than my expectations. I aim to write every pattern so that even a beginner is comfortable tackling a project, so I hope you will be pleasantly surprised by the instructions.

 

You can purchase the pattern HERE in my Ravelry Shop. Use coupon code FLAG at checkout to receive 40% off the purchase price. Coupon code good through Monday, midnight EST.

 

Happy Crocheting!

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Cloria Wrap Crochet Pattern Release and Blog Hop

My newest design is the Cloria Wrap which is part of the Battle of the Stitches Round 13 designer challenge.  I’m so excited to be part of this challenge because it’s a bit different than others in the past. Here’s how the current BOS challenge will work.

We’ve put together a blog hop to showcase all the designs. If you’re joining me from Laura Mae’s Crochet, that’s great! If you’re just tuning in, you can start from the beginning and visit this Battle of the Stitches post. Then follow each post to find out the next pattern that is being revealed. Click on the Ravelry links in each post to vote for your favorites. There will be prizes at the end (read to the bottom to find out!) so make sure you vote for your favorites!

First, a little about my design….

 

Cloria Wrap crochet pattern by Ambassador Crochet - $3.50

Click here to vote for the Cloria Wrap as your favorite.

If you’d like to purchase the wrap pattern use co

 

Cloria Wrap

 

Cloria is a greek name that means “goddess of spring”. This wrap has a unique shape that has a triangular shawl with a long tail – almost like a scarf attached to the side. You will have enough fabric to wrap over your shoulders and neck to keep you feeling like a goddess on those cool spring nights.

When trying to come up with a design, I knew I wanted something that screamed spring. I decided to use the Pantone color of the year “Greenery” as my starting point. As part of round 13 for the newest Battle of the Stitches challenge, we used the Slanted Puff stitch so I did the first section of the wrap with that as my main stitch, then I added a second section using an airy stitch combo so it wouldn’t get too heavy. The result is a beautiful wrap in the shape of a scalene triangle.

 

Cloria Wrap has an asymmetrical shape. Crochet pattern by Ambassador Crochet.

 

Continue on the Blog Hop

 

Next on the blog tour is Lisa from Kaleidoscope Arts & Gifts. Head over to her blog to see her design as well as get links to the rest of the blog hop!

 

Battle of the Stitches Round 13 blog hop.

 

Prizes!

 

We are giving away prizes!

I’m also giving away 5 copies of my Cloria Wrap, so leave a comment telling me what color you’d like to make yours in!

Other designers are also offering prizes, so make sure you visit them all and vote for your favorites!

In addition to all those prizes, 5 lucky winners will each receive 1 of every pattern in the round 13 Battle of the Stitches collection! Plus, a gift card to The Silk Drop as well as The Clay Sheep! Make sure you finish the blog hop to find out how to enter!

DON’T FORGET……If you love my Cloria Wrap CLICK HERE to head to my listing on Ravelry and add it to your favorites!

 

Happy Crocheting!

 

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Double Feature Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern

Today is a BIG day! Not only am I releasing my new Double Feature Infinity & Cowl, but it’s also my birthday, and it’s my day on the National Crochet Month blog tour that Crochetville sponsors!

 

Double Feature Infinity scarf is 2 separate stitch combos - combined to add texture and depth to your scarf. There's also the option of separating the 2 and making 2 separate cowls. - Pattern by Ambassador Crochet - $3.50

 

Please Note: My annual birthday sale has ended. 

 

Double Feature Infinity

 

The Double Feature Infinity scarf is now available!  Using 2 different stitch combos you will create this eye catching infinity scarf that has 2 different textured patterns. When wrapped it creates a beautiful visual effect. Separated you can also create 2 different cowls. So many options…..

You can purchase the Double Feature Infinity & Cowl pattern on Ravelry.

 

NatCroMo 2017 blog tour sponsored by Crochetville - March 1st day 1 stop Ambassador Crochet

 

For more info on the NatCroMo blog tour, visit the Crochetville blog for their tour dates, designers, yarn sales, giveaways, and more! Or you can get all the updates on their Facebook page. Today is only the beginning of an amazing month. It’s time to celebrate National Crochet Month!

 

Happy Crocheting!

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Beginner Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern

It’s another free messy bun hat pattern. I do realize they’re everywhere, so I wasn’t going to jump on the bandwagon. Don’t get me wrong, they’re cute, and I wear my hair in a messy bun A LOT, but I don’t have time…..or so I told myself. Then I got an order, and another, and another. Before I knew it I had 6 or 7 orders (I stopped counting). Now I’m left to weed through hundreds of messy bun hat patterns because I didn’t fall in love with just one to purchase. There are TONS that I would love to make, but I just wanted something basic to start with. But just because a pattern is basic doesn’t mean it has to look boring. Add some stripes or use ombre yarn and you have a completely different look.

 

this messy bun hat crochet pattern is perfect for a beginner crocheter, and it's free from Ambassador Croche.t

I have made this pattern available for free on my blog. If you would like a downloadable pdf it is available for $1.00 in my Ravelry store.

Free Messy Bun Hat Pattern

 

Finished Size: Fits most adults.

Yarn: 1 skein #4 worsted weight yarn

  • Samples used Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek (gray & purple) and I Love This Yarn! (black & teal)

Hook Size: I/9 (5.50 mm) – (I love my Tulip Etimo hooks!)

Notions: Yarn Needle, hair elastic

Gauge: 3.5 hdc = 1 inch

For help with abbreviations – see my List of Abbreviations.

Special Stitches:

  • FPhdc (Front Post half double crochet) – yo, insert hook from right to left behind vertical bar of next st, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
  • BPhdc (Back Post half double crochet – yo, working behind next st, insert hook from right to left in front of next st, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Messy Bun Hat

 

NOTE: This messy bun hat is made from the crown down to the forehead. I chose to use a hair tie (elastic) so that the opening will stay smaller and not stretch as easily. If you would like to leave out the elastic, you can start with ch 30, sl st in 1st ch to form ring, then continue with round 1 instructions.

 

Round 1: Work 30 hdc around elastic band, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (30 dc)

Round 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (40 hdc)

Round 3: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in each of next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (48 hdc)

Round 4: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in each of next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (56 hdc)

Round 5: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in each of next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (64 hdc)

Round 6: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in each of next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around, hdc in last st, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (73 hdc)

Round 7–18: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join, hdc in each st around, sl st in 1st hdc to join.

Round 19: Ch 1, sc in each hdc around. (73 sc)

Round 20: Ch 1, FPhdc around 1st sc, *BPhdc around next sc, FPhdc around next sc, rep from * around, sl st in first hdc to join. (73 hdc)

Round 21: Ch 1, FPhdc around 1st FPhdc, *BPhdc around next BPhdc, FPhdc around next FPhdc, rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join.

Round 22–23: Rep Rnd 21.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

 

Don’t forget, there is a downloadable pdf version available for $1.00 in my Ravelry store.

Happy Crocheting!

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18″ Doll Slouchy & Legwarmer Set Crochet Pattern

If you have daughters or granddaughters, chances are  you have 18″ dolls in your house. I have 5 girls….need I say more?!  Crocheting doll clothes can be a quick, fun project for a gift, or just to surprise them with something new for their doll. Here is a doll slouchy & matching leg warmers to keep her dolly warm and stylin’.

 

18" doll slouchy and leg warmers setl. Free crochet pattern by Ambassador Crochet. - will fit American Girl, Our Generation, Journey girls, and many more brand dolls.

 

I have made this pattern available for free on my blog, but if you would like a downloadable pdf it is available for $1.00 in my Ravelry shop.

18″ Doll Slouchy & Legwarmer Set

 

Finished Size: Fits all 18″ dolls including American Girl, Journey Girls, Our Generation dolls, and more.

Yarn: 1 skein #4 worsted weight yarn (I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn!)

Hook Size: H/8 (5.00 mm) – (I love my Tulip Etimo hooks!)

Notions: Yarn Needle

Gauge: 4 v-sts = 3 inches

For help with abbreviations – see my List of Abbreviations.

Special Stitches:  V-stitch (v-st) – (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or sp.

 

18" doll slouchy and leg warmers setl. Free crochet pattern by Ambassador Crochet. - will fit American Girl, Our Generation, Journey girls, and many more brand dolls.

 

Slouchy

Make a magic ring, ch 1.

Round 1: 12 dc in magic ring, pull ring closed. (12 dc)

Round 2: Ch 1, v-st in each dc around, join with sl st in first dc. (12 v-sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, v-st in same dc, *v-st in each of next 2 ch-1 sps**, v-st in between next 2 dc, rep from * around ending last rep at **, sl st in first dc. (18 v-sts)

Round 4–7: Ch 1, v-st in each ch-1 sp around, sl st in first dc to join.

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in each dc around, sl st in first sc to join. (36 sc)

Round 9–12: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc to join.

Fasten off.

 

18" doll slouchy and leg warmers setl. Free crochet pattern by Ambassador Crochet. - will fit American Girl, Our Generation, Journey girls, and many more brand dolls.

 

Leg Warmers

(Make 2)

Ch 14, sl st in first ch to form ring.

Round 1: Sc in each ch around, sl st in first sc to join. (14 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc to join.

Round 3: Ch 1, v-st in same sc, sk next sc, *v-st in next sc, sk next sc, rep from * around, sl st in first dc to join. (7 v-sts)

Round 4–7: Ch 1, v-st in each ch-1 sp around, sl st in first dc to join.

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in each dc around, sl st in first sc to join. (14 sc)

Round 9: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc to join.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

 

Happy Crocheting!

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