Oscar the Octopus Coffee Cozy – Free Crochet Pattern

Warm coffee and warm sunshine. What could be better? My teenage daughter – who doesn’t even drink coffee – came up with this adorable Oscar the Octopus coffee cozy and she’s offering the pattern free to my readers. It works up super quick and is a fun project.

 

Oscar the Octopus coffee cozy - free crochet pattern to keep your coffee warm. #coffeecozy #crochetpattern

 

Oscar the Octopus Coffee Cozy

 

Fits: Average size travel mug

Materials Used:  Below are the materials I used.

  • scraps – #4 worsted weight yarn
  • craft eyes
  • Size “J” crochet hook

Ch 41.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each sc across, turn.

Rows 3 – 15:  Rep Row 2.

Begin working legs.

Row 16: *Ch 12, sc in 2nd chain from loop, sc in each ch across, sc in next sc of row 15, sc in next 3 sc, ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from loop, sc in each ch across, sc in next sc of row 15, sc in next 3 sc, rep from * around.

Fasten off.

 

Finishing

Sew short ends of rows together.

Sew eyes 6 rows from top and approx. 1 1/2″ apart.

 

Here is another pattern I have available.

18″ Doll Shawl

 

Happy Crocheting!

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Astoria Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern

The Astoria Infinity was inspired by my daughter’s mission – A Heart for the Homeless. I was asked what patterns would be a good fit for the hats & scarves. The quick answer is, anything! But I decided to add some quick & easy patterns that will be available free of charge to anyone who would like to help her.

 

The Astoria Infinity was designed for A Heart for the Homeless donations and is a free pattern by Ambassador Crochet.

 

The Astoria section of Queens, NY is one of the places where my daughter fell in love with mission work and the outreach to the homeless. This scarf was designed for her A Heart for the Homeless ministry, but I hope you will enjoy it for any gift – to others or just make one for yourself.

If you make something to donate, please use the hashtag #aheartforthehomeless or #ambassadorcrochet – we’d love to see what you’re making.

 

The Astoria Infinity was designed for A Heart for the Homeless donations and is a free pattern by Ambassador Crochet.

 

Astoria Infinity Scarf

 

Finished Size:  8″ wide x 60″ long (before seaming)

Yarn: 7 oz. – #4 worsted weight

  • Sample used Hobby Lobby “I Love This Yarn!” in Mid Green

Hook Size: Size J/10 (6.00 mm)

Notions: Yarn Needle

Gauge: 12 tr = 4 inches and 10 rows = 6 inches

Special Stitches:  treble (tr)

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

 

Pattern:

 

Ch 24,

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn. (23 sc)

Row 2: Ch 3 (does not count as tr), tr in same sc as beg ch 3, *skip next sc, 2 tr in next sc, rep from * across, turn. (23 tr)   

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each tr across, leave beg ch 3 unworked, turn. (23 sc)

Row 4–100: Rep Rows 2 & 3.

 

Fasten off, leaving 12″ tail for seaming.

Using tail, whip stitch short ends together.

Weave in ends.

 

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

 

How to donate

 

For more information on how and where to donate hats & scarves to A Heart for the Homeless please see the following links:

A Heart for the Homeless – Mission: Hats & Scarves – has the story behind my daughter’s mission and why she wants to collect 1000 hats & 1000 scarves.

Ambassador Crochet Community – My FB group has the shipping address.

 

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 & listing fees.

 

 

Happy Crocheting!

 

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Ava Shell CAL Crochet Pattern

A shell is the perfect garment for so many things. It is very similar to a tank top but usually worn over a cami or tank top. The Ava Shell CAL was designed with the beginner in mind. If you’ve never worked a garment, this is the perfect pattern to start with. It was designed to be worn with a pair of jeans, or you can dress it up with a skirt and heels for date night. It is made with a v-stitch variation so the pattern is open and lacy. Make it in your favorite color or in a neutral color so that you can wear it over a variety of tank top or shirt colors.

 

Ava Shell CAL - Free shell tank top for the beginner - crochet pattern by Ambassador Crochet.*This post contains affiliate links, which means that I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you subscribe or purchase something through the links provided. Please note: I will never become an affiliate partner for a product or service that I don’t use and love! Not all links are affiliates.

 

Ava Shell CAL

 

The Ava Shell crochet pattern will be released in sections for the CGOA Summer Crochet-Along 2017. Join us in the CGOA CAL – FB community for pics, help, and more.

 

Materials List

 

Yarn: 

#3 DK cotton or linen/cotton blend

  • XS, Sm, Med – 440-655 yds
  • Lg, XL, 2X, 3X – 660-1100 yds
  • 4X, 5X – 1100-1300 yds

Sample used: Rowan Creative Linen – #3 DK weight shown in Natural.

 

Crochet Hooks: Size I/9 (5.50 mm) and J/10 (6.00 mm).

PLEASE READ the gauge notes! You may need to adjust your hook size to get the correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle.

Difficulty: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate: Uses easy stitches, but there is some shaping. A beginner crochet with a bit of confidence would be able to try this.

Sizes: XS, Small, Med, Large, XL, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x

Finished Bust Circumference Measurements: 

  • XS – Bust 31.5″
  • Small – Bust 36.75″
  • Med – Bust 39.5″
  • Lg – Bust 44.5″
  • XL – Bust 47″
  • 2x – 52.5″
  • 3x – 55″
  • 4x – 60″
  • 5x – 62.75″

 

Gauge:

3 v-sts x 6 rows = 4 inches (after blocking). Gauge is critical to fit. If your gauge is within 1/4″ of the 4″ you will be ok because the fabric is stretchy.

Recommended Reading:

Below are some resourses that will help you pick out a yarn that you will be happy with and get your finished project to look like it does in the photos.

For a complete list of abbreviations used, please reference my List of Abbreviations.

Notes:

  • If you want to adjust the width, the pattern repeat is a multiple of 4.
  • Pattern sizes are written in 2 separate formats to help with ease of finding your size.
  • XS (S, M, L, XL) = 31.5 (36.75, 39.5, 44.5, 47)” (these sizes are in regular parenthesis)
  • 2x {3x, 4x, 5x} = 52.5 {55, 60, 62.75}” – {these sizes are in curly brackets}

Special Stitches:

  • V Stitch (V-st): (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in indicated stitch or space.
  • Cluster (cl) – yo, insert hook in indicated st, *yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook**, yo, insert hook in same st, rep from * to **, yo, pull through all 3 hooks on loop.
  • Cluster Shell (cl sh) – (cl, ch 2, cl, ch 3, cl, ch 2, cl) in indicated stitch (will have 4 cl and 3 ch-sps).

 

Gauge Swatch:

Using I hook, ch 24.

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped 3 chs counts as dc), sk next 3 ch, *v-st in next ch, sk next 3 chs, rep from * across to last ch, 2 dc in last ch, turn. (4 v-sts, 4 dc)

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in 1st dc (same as ch 3), v-st in ch-1 sp of next v-st, rep from * across, 2 dc in last dc, turn.  

Rows 3 – 6: Repeat Row 2.

NOTE: At this point gauge swatch needs to measure 6.5″ wide x 4″ tall. If it’s smaller you will need to change to a larger hook size. 

 

Front

 

With J hook (or 1 size larger than used for gauge swatch), ch 52 (60, 64, 72, 72) {84, 88, 96, 100} loosely,

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped 3 chs counts as dc), sk next 3 ch, *v-st in next ch, sk next 3 chs, rep from * across to last ch, 2 dc in last ch, turn. (11, 13, 14, 16, 17 v-sts, 4 dc) {19, 20, 22, 23 v-sts, 4 dc}

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in 1st dc (same as ch 3), v-st in ch-1 sp of next v-st, rep from * across, 2 dc in last dc, turn.  

 Rows 3 – 4: Repeat Row 2.

Switch to I hook (or size used to get correct gauge),

Rows 5 – 21 (21, 20, 20, 20) {20, 19, 19, 18}: Repeat Row 2.

 

Armhole Shaping

Row 22 (22, 21, 21, 21) {21, 20, 20, 19}: ch 1, sl st in next st, sl st in first 3 dc of next v-st, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same dc, v-st across to last v-st, sk next dc, 2 dc in next dc, leave remaining half of v-st and last 2 dc unworked, turn. (9, 11, 12, 14, 15 v-sts, 4 dc) {17, 18, 20, 21 v-sts, 4 dc}

Row 23 (23, 22, 22, 22) {22, 21, 21, 20}: ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st across, 2 dc in last dc, turn.

Rows 24 (24, 23, 23, 23) {23, 22, 22, 21} – 27 (27, 27, 27, 28) {28, 28, 28, 28}: ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st across, 2 dc in last dc, turn.

 

Neckline

Left Shoulder

 

Note: Tank-like sleeves will decrease until you have 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) {3, 3, 3, 3} v-sts.

 

All Sizes

Row 1: ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, work 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) {6, 6, 7, 7} v-sts, sk next 2 dc, sl st in next dc, turn. – 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) {6, 6, 7, 7} v-sts

Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in next 2 dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across, 2 dc in top of tch, turn.

 

Size XS

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across to last v-st, sk next 3 dc, sl st in next dc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sl st in next 2 dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in next v-st, 2 dc in top of tch, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in v-sts, 2 dc in top of beg ch 3, turn.

Fasten off.

 

Sizes S, M

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across to last v-st, sk next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, turn. (2 v-sts)

Row 4 –  6: Rep Row 3.

Fasten off.

 

Sizes Lg, XL, 2X, 3X

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across to last v-st, sk next 3 dc, sl st in next dc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sl st in next 2 dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across, 2 dc in top of tch, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across to last v-st, sk2 dc in top of beg ch 3, turn.

Row 6: Rep Row 5 – (2, 2, 3, 3 v-sts).

Fasten off Lg & XL.

 

Sizes 2X, 3X

Row 7: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across, 2 dc in top of beg ch. {3 v-sts}

Fasten off.

 

Sizes 4X, 5X

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across to last v-st, sk next 3 dc, sl st in next dc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sl st in next 2 dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across, 2 dc in top of tch, turn.

Row 5: Rep Row 3.

Row 6: Rep Row 4.

Row 7: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across to last v-st, sk2 dc in top of beg ch 3, turn. (3 v-sts).

Fasten off.

 

Right Shoulder

Skip next 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) {4, 5, 5, 6} v-sts at center of front, sk first 2 dc of next v-st, sk next ch-1 sp, attach with sl st in next dc.

Row 1: Ch 1, v-st in next v-st, work v-sts across, 2 dc in top of beg ch, turn. – 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) {6, 6, 7, 7} v-sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across to last v-st, sk next 3 dc, sl st in next dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sl st in next 2 dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across, 2 dc in top of beg ch, turn.

 

Size XS

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across, 2 dc in beg ch 3.

Row 5: Rep Row 4.

Fasten off.

 

Sizes S, M

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across, 2 dc in top of beg ch 3, turn.

Row 5 – 6: Rep Row 4. – (2 v-sts).

 

Sizes L, XL

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in next 2 v-sts, sk next 3 dc, 2 dc in top of beg ch 3, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across, 2 dc in top of beg ch 3, turn. (2 v-sts)

Row 6: Rep Row 5.

 

Sizes 2X, 3X

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st across to last v-st, sk next 3 dc, 2 dc in top of beg ch 3, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across, 2 dc in top of beg ch 3, turn. (3 v-sts)

Row 6-7: Rep Row 5.

 

Sizes 4X, 5X

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st across to last v-st, sk next 3 dc, sl st in next dc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sl st in next 2 dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across, 2 dc in top of beg ch 3, turn.

Row 6: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across, 2 dc in beg ch 3, turn. (3 v-sts)

Row 7: Rep Row 6.

Fasten off.

 

Ava Shell tank - free CAL crochet pattern by Ambassador Crochet. Sizes XS - 5X included in pattern.

 

Back

With J hook, ch 52 (60, 64, 72, 72) {84, 88, 96, 100} loosely,

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped 3 chs counts as dc), sk next 3 ch, *v-st in next ch, sk next 3 chs, rep from * across to last ch, 2 dc in last ch, turn. (11, 13, 14, 16, 17 v-sts, 4 dc) {19, 20, 22, 23 v-sts, 4 dc}

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in 1st dc (same as ch 3), v-st in ch-1 sp of next v-st, rep from * across, 2 dc in last dc, turn.  

 Rows 3 – 4: Repeat Row 2.

Switch to I hook,

Rows 5 – 21 (21, 20, 20, 20) {20, 19, 19, 18}: Repeat Row 2.

 

Armhole Shaping

Row 22 (22, 21, 21, 21) {21, 20, 20, 19}: ch 1, sl st in next st, sl st in first 3 dc of next v-st, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same dc, v-st across to last v-st, sk next dc, 2 dc in next dc, leave remaining half of v-st and last 2 dc unworked, turn. (9, 11, 12, 14, 15 v-sts, 4 dc) {17, 18, 20, 21 v-sts, 4 dc}

Row 23 (23, 22, 22, 22) {22, 21, 21, 20}: ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st across, 2 dc in last dc, turn.

Rows 24 (24, 23, 23, 23) {23, 22, 22, 21} – 29 (29, 29, 29, 30) {30, 30, 30, 30}: ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st across, 2 dc in last dc, turn.

 

Neckline

Left Shoulder

 

All Sizes

Row 1: ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, work 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) {5, 5, 6, 6} v-sts, sk next 2 dc, sl st in next dc, turn. – 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) {5, 5, 6, 6} v-sts

Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in next 2 dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across, 2 dc in top of tch, turn.

 

Size XS

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across to last v-st, sk next 3 dc, sl st in next dc, turn.

 

Sizes S, M, Lg, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across to last v-st, sk next 3 dc, sl st in next dc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sl st in next 2 dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across, 2 dc in top of tch, turn.  (1, 2, 2, 2) {3, 3, 3, 3} v-sts.

 

Sizes 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across, 2 dc in top of beg ch 3, turn.

Fasten off.

 

Right Shoulder

Skip next 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) {6, 7, 7, 8} v-sts at center of front, sk first 2 dc of next v-st, sk next ch-1 sp, attach with sl st in next dc.

Row 1: Ch 1, v-st in next v-st, work v-sts across, 2 dc in top of beg ch, turn. – 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) {5, 5, 6, 6}  v-sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across to last v-st, sk next 3 dc, sl st in next dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sl st in next 2 dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across, 2 dc in top of beg ch, turn.

 

Sizes S, M, Lg, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in same dc as ch 3, v-st in each v-st across, 2 dc in top of beg ch 3, turn.  (1, 2, 2, 2) {3, 3, 3, 3} v-sts.

 

Sizes 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X

Row 5: Rep Row 4.

Fasten off.

 

Holding WS facing, whipstitch side seams and top of shoulders together.

 

Peplum

Back

 

You will now be working in the beginning chain at waist of shell. The bottom border is worked in rows.

Row 1: Attach with sl st in right corner, work 51 (59, 63, 71, 71) {83, 87, 95, 99}sc in each ch across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same sc as ch 3, *sk next sc, 2 dc in next sc, rep from * across, turn. (52, 60, 64, 72, 72) {84, 88, 96, 100} dc.

 

Sizes XS, M, 3X, 5X

Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st dc, sc in each dc across to last dc, 2 sc in last dc, turn. (54, 66) {90, 102} sc.

 

Sizes S, L, XL, 2X, 4X

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, turn. (60, 72, 72) {84, 96} sc.

 

All Sizes

Row 4: Skip first 2 sc, cl sh (see Special Stitches) in next sc, *sk next 2 sc, sc in next st, sk next 2 sc, cl sh in next sc, rep from * across, sl st in last sc, turn.

Fasten off.

 

Front

Repeat back peplum but do not fasten off.

Turn work 90 and work in row ends of border.

Sl st in each row-end to body, sk seam of body, sl st in each row-end of front.

Fasten off.

 

Border

Note: For armholes and neckline – you will be working sc in either the top of a dc or the side of a dc. If you’re working in the top you work 1 sc. When you’re working into the side of a dc work 2 dc.

 

Armholes

Join with sl st in bottom of armhole. Sc around (see Note above), sl st in 1st sc to join. Fasten off.

Repeat for other armhole.

 

Neckline

Join with sl st in shoulder seam, sc around (see Note above), sl st in 1st sc to join. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Ava Shell peplum - free CAL by Ambassador Crochet.

Make sure you post pictures in the group for a chance to win a prize!

 

The release schedule for the CAL is as follows:

  • July 19th: Getting started
  • July 26th: Part 1 – Front Bottom
  • Aug. 2nd: Part 2 – Front Top
  • Aug. 9th: Part 3 – Back Bottom
  • Aug. 16th: Part 4 – Back Top
  • Aug. 23rd: Sewing, Finishing, & Border
  • Aug 30th: Giveaway deadline (11:59pm, EST). Winner to be announced Aug. 31st. 

 

If you would like a PDF of the pattern, you can purchase it here.

 

Happy Crocheting!

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Baby Tap Shoes Crochet Pattern

Four years ago I was asked to design a pair of baby tap shoes. (Yes, you read that correctly….4 YEARS!) I designed them, wrote the pattern, and then my computer crashed and I had lost all my notes for sizing, etc. So, when I found out my girls’ tap teacher (the amazing Corey Hutchins from Riverdance) was expecting (well, his girlfriend is expecting, not him) I decided it was about time I finish this pattern once and for all.

 

Baby Tap Shoes crochet pattern by Ambassador Crochet - $3.50

 

Baby Tap Shoes

 

Looking for the perfect baby gift for a dance teacher or dancer? These baby tap shoes will be the hit of the baby shower!

The pattern includes 4 sizes:

  • Newborn – 3.5″ sole
  • 0 – 3 months – 4″ sole
  • 3 – 6 months – 4.5″ sole
  • 6 – 12 months – 5″ sole

 

The baby tap shoes work up quick and use basic stitches, but I am always willing to help if you have a problem.

 

Baby Tap Shoes crochet pattern by Ambassador Crochet - $3.50

 

To purchase the pattern or see more photos, please visit my Ravelry shop HERE.

 

Happy Crocheting!

 

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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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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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