Jan 29, 2018

Be A Unicorn Cup Cozy

 Why be ordinary when you can be a unicorn!

Ok, so maybe we can't actually be unicorns (I know, it's sad and I apologize) but we can put a unicorn on our favorite cup and pretend as we sip on some glorious coffee. Or whatever your beverage of choice is. I don't judge... drink whatever you like 😉

H-8 (5.00mm) hook
Worsted yarn - white & light pink for the cozy
Small bits of worsted yarn in 3 colors for the mane
Light weight yarn or crochet thread in black
Tapestry needle

Stitches used:
SC - single crochet
HDC - half double crochet
DC - double crochet
TR - treble crochet
SC DEC - single crochet 2 stitches together

With white
Rnd 1: Chain 34 and join to the first chain being careful not to twist the chain

Rnd 2: Ch. 1, sc in same chain and in each around, join to the first sc (34 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch. 1, sc in the same stitch and in each around, join to the first sc (34 sc)

Rnds 4-11: Repeat round 3

Rnd 12: Ch. 1, sc in same stitch and next 10, * join light pink, (hdc, dc) in the next, tr in the next, (dc, hdc) in the next, join white *, sc in the next 6, repeat from * to * for second ear, sc in remaining 11 stitches

Rnd 13: Ch. 1, sc in each stitch around placing 3 sc in the tops of the tr stitches, join to the first sc and fasten off

With yellow, join yarn in the second st of the 6 single crochets between the ears
Row 1: Ch. 1, sc in the same and the next 3, turn (4 sc)
Row 2: Ch. 1, sc dec twice, turn (2 sc)
Row 3: Ch. 1, sc dec and fasten off


Cut 3 6-inch strands of yarn in 3 different colors
Taking a group of 3 strands, hook yarn with your crochet hook in the middle of the 6 inch strands. Pull through the backside of a stitch at the base of the horn. Now grab the ends of the yarn (you should have 6) and pull them through the loop. Trim the mane to your desired length.

Using a tapestry needle and crochet thread of a thinner black yarn (ie. light worsted or sport weight), stitch the eyes below each ear between rounds 7 and 8.

I take great pride in my work. I ask that you do not redistribute or sell this pattern or modify it in any way to claim as you own. Please feel free to make as many as you want for your own personal use or to sell at craft fairs, on your own personal website or on marketplace websites, such as Etsy. I would appreciate a link to my site in your listing, http://www.CuppaStitches.com

Oct 16, 2017

Fox Mason Jar Cozy

What does the fox say? I really don't think that's a thing anymore, but that doesn't mean foxes are adorable!

I've been debating on crocheting mason jar covers because when you put a tealight candle in the jar, it can be very pretty. But I wasn't sure what design I wanted to make. And then I had a disaster. Ok, maybe "disaster" is a bit of a stretch, but something did actually happen that led me to create something. Any excuse to crochet is a good excuse, right?

A year or so ago, someone had given me some sort of hanging bag and they weren't quite sure what's it's purpose was. Upon closer inspection, it was a hanging make-up / toiletry bag. My first thought when seeing it was "My hooks and other notions can go in there and I can hang it in my office!" And that's exactly what I did. Everything was great until I realized that my ever growing collection of crochet hooks was making the bag heavier than the Command hook on the wall could handle. And the walls in my office are textured, making them a natural enemy of Command hooks. Now I needed somewhere to put my most used hooks and I just happen to have a few empty mason jars. A recent purchase of a t-shirt with the words "Crafty like a fox" inspired me to make a foxy jar cover. And now I'm sharing it with you!

Oct 12, 2017

Baby Pumpkin Hat with Matching Diaper Cover

It's probably a good thing that I didn't know how to crochet when my kids were babies because I would have made all kinds of cute and crazy outfits for them. But just because I don't have babies anymore doesn't mean I don't enjoy making things for babies.

Fall is one of my favorites times of the year. This pumpkin hat and matching diaper cover would look nothing short of adorable on any baby!

Aug 22, 2017

Santa Boot Cuffs

When it's hot and humid outside, it feels like the wrong time of year to crochet Fall and Winter items, but it's something that I have to start on as I'm gearing up for craft fairs.

It's been awhile since I've shared one of my patterns, but with vacations and my kids' busy schedules, I haven't been home very much lately. But now I'm back! And I'm sharing one of the many things I'm working on for some of the fairs I'll be doing.

Boot cuffs are a fun fashion accessory and I've been on a Santa kick so I figured, why not make Santa boot cuffs! They are super simple to make and really don't take all that long.

May 26, 2017

Pizza Pie Blanket

Most kids I know like pizza, but my daughter LOVES pizza! Last year her and her brother were talking about what they wanted as their first cars. My daughter wanted a car that she could paint to look like a pepperoni pizza. That conversation started a barrage of pizza related gifts - bracelets, pillows, etc.

Earlier this year I decided to use up some of my rather large stash of yarn to surprise her with a pizza blanket. I didn't want to make her something that looked like a slice, I wanted to go big and make a whole pie. And believe me, this blanket is big!

My daughter's blanket is just under 4 feet wide. That picture to the left is her holding her pizza. For reference, she is a little over 5 feet tall. The pattern below is what I used to make it this size, but you could easily make it bigger or smaller.