Thursday, June 25, 2020

Free Crochet Pattern-- Middleton Market Bag


Middleton Market Bag


The Middleton Market Bag is finally up on the blog. If you have been here with me since last summer then you would know that I released a collection called the Middleton Collection which consisted of an array of crochet bags. 


If you are interested in more crochet bag patterns, you can purchase the premium patterns on Ravelry or Etsy.



Middleton Purse

Ravelry Etsy



Middleton Purse

Middleton Tote

Ravelry Etsy


Middleton Tote



To purchase an inexpensive PDF version of the Middleton Market Bag, please visit Ravelry.
To pin this for later, visit Pinterest.



The Middleton Market Bag was designed last year along with the other two crochet bags in the collection. However, I was suddenly offered to teach summer school at my church last year and I was never able to get it up on the blog in time for the market season.



This crochet pattern is quick and easy. It starts off looking like it would become a granny square and later starts looking more like the mesh bag that it is.



Middleton Market Bag 2



Materials

-1 skein of Bernat Maker Home Dec
-8mm hook
-tapestry needle

 

Abbreviations

 

MR- magic ring

ch-chain

chsp-chain space

dc-double crochet

hdc-half double crochet

sc- single crochet

sc2tog-single crochet 2 together

slst-slip stitch

st-stitch



Gauge


10 sts and 8.5 rows is 4”.

 


Notes

 

I highly recommend using a stitch holder to mark the first stitch of each round.


Ch 2 in the beginning counts as a stitch.

 


Pattern

 

 

MR

 

Round 1: ch 2, dc in the MR, *ch 2, 2dc cluster* repeat for a total of 4 times, ch2, slst at the top of the ch 2, turn your work (5 chsps)

 


Pull the MR closed.


 

Round 2: ch 2, 2dc in the next chsp, *dc in the next st, 3 dc in the next ch sp* repeat to the end ch sp, dc in the final st, slst into the top of the ch 2, turn your work (20)


 

Round 3: ch4 (counts as st and ch 2), 2dc in the next st, ch 2 and skip a st, *2dc in the next st, ch 2 and skip a st* dc in the last st, slst in the the 2nd ch of the ch 4, turn your work

 


Round 4: ch 2, dc in the next st, 3dc in the next ch sp, *dc in the next 2 sts, 3dc in the next ch sp* repeat to the end, slst in the top of ch 2, turn your work (50)

 


Round 5: ch 2, dc in the next 4, 2dc in the next, *dc in the next 5, 2 dc in the next* repeat until you have 2 left, dc in the last 2, slst in the top of ch 2 (58)

 


From here we will work in continuous rounds. Mark your first chsp so you know what round you are on.


 

Round 6: *ch 4, skip a st, slst in the next st* repeat until you slst into the first chsp


 

Round 7-17: *ch4, slst in the next chsp* repeat til you slst into the first chsp of the round


 

Round 18: *ch3, slst in the next chsp* repeat til you slst into the first chsp of the round


 

Round 19:  *ch2, slst in the next chsp* repeat til you slst into the first chsp of the round

 

 

Round 20: hdc into each slst and ch starting from the next slst after the chsp you just made


 

Row 21: sc in the next st, *sc2tog, sc* repeat to the end


 

Row 22-26: sc around

 


Row 27: sc in the next 14 sts, ch 35, skip the next 14 sts, sc in the next 14 sts, ch 35, skip 15 sts


 

Row 28: sc in the next 14 sts, sc across the ch 35, sc in the next 14 sts, sc across the ch 35


 

Row 29-30: sc around


 

Slst into the next st when finished with row 30. Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.






Middleton Market Bag 3


I stuffed my bag with yarn. What will you be collecting in your market bag?



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Happy crocheting!



XO,


Laura

 



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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Monarch Beanie Crochet Pattern











monarch beanie

The Monarch Beanie has been a favorite in my house the moment I finished the first one. Since then, I have made several more because all three of my kids were fighting over the one.


This hat is a beginner-friendly crochet pattern using front and back post double crochets. The pattern is offered in both child and adult sizes.


To purchase an inexpensive copy of this pattern, visit Etsy or Ravelry.
To pin this pattern for later, visit Pinterest.


pinterest monarch beanie


monarch beanie 1


I love how fast this beanie works up and because it is worked in rounds, the only seaming needed is at the top of the hat.


The Monarch Beanie has a lot of texture starting from the ribbing all the way up to the very top of the hat. Front post double crochet is used for the whole body of the hat which gives it a unique and texturized look. 



Here is my youngest son enjoying the hat indoors. I've made beanies for my kids before but they really gravitated towards this particular hat.



Let's stay connected on Instagram and Facebook! Remember to tag me and use #modestybylaura! 


I hope that everyone is well and praying that you stay safe and healthy during this time! Until next time, happy crafting!



XO, 

Laura



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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Honey Bee Scarf




The Honey Bee Scarf crochet pattern is a quick and beginner-friendly design that has the option of using one or two skeins of Lion Brand's Basic Stitch. With the help of open lacework, the scarf comes out with a nice drape.


It is a great winter accessory and this could easily be turned into a nice rectangle wrap by repeating the rows of this pattern. 


The yarn used for this scarf is by far my favorite yarn that they have come out with yet, at least the ones that I have tried.


The basic stitch yarn is a worsted weight that has 185 yards and anti-pilling, which is a plus in my book! They offer an array of color choices so I hope you can find a color that pleases you.


If you are wondering about the color choice I made for my Honey Bee Scarf, it is in Gold Heather. It has a mustard color mixed with some brown. 

Pattern

For an inexpensive ad-free version of this pattern, please visit Etsy or Ravelry.

To pin this pattern for later, visit Pinterest.





Materials Needed for This Pattern


-1 (or 2) skein of Lion Brand Basic Stitch
-6.5mm crochet hook
-stitch marker
-tapestry needle


One Skein Scarf



Two Skein Scarf




Gauge


10 sts and 12 rows equals 2 inches


Measurements


1 skein- 60” long, 4.5” wide
2 skein- 75” long, 6.5” wide


Let's stay connected on Instagram and Facebook! Remember to tag me and use #modestybylaura! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! Happy crocheting!

XO,


Laura







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Monday, April 20, 2020

Free Crochet Patterns-- Mother's Day Round Up


Are you having a hard time finding the perfect Mother's Day Gift? No worries, I have put together some cute, some fun, and some beautiful patterns that you can pick and choose from.






First off, I'd like to thank Nicole from Woven Tales Designs for offering her paid apron patterns for free on Ravelry just for this roundup. Grab your copy of the Nutmeg Apron and the Mrs. Nesbitt Inspired Apron. These will only be offered til the end of this month (April 2020). Go and visit her Ravelry store to find more awesome patterns!


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Mrs. Nesbitt Inspired Apron


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The Nutmeg Apron


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SPA SETS

Tea Rose Spa Set



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3 Face Scrubbies and a Bowl



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Luxe Spa Scrubby Set



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ACCESSORIES


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BAGS



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The Bobblelicious Bag



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Colour Block Make Up Bag


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Easy Market Tote



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Date Night Crochet Purse




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The Beach Blossoms Market Bag



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WEARABLES

Rose Finch Capelet


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Proserpina V Stitch Crochet Shawl



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The Elizabeth Shawl

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Everlasting Infinity Scarf



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Cherry Blossom Scarf


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Midsummer 3 Way Infinity Scarf


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The Pearl Shawl


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Amigurumi

Tulip Bulb


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Easy Little Cactus


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Loving You Flower Pot

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FOR THE HOME


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Rose Granny Square Afghan


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Luxe Bobbles Crochet Throw Blanket


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Beginner Herringbone Half Stitch Blanket


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Waistcoat Crochet Basket

I hope that you were able to find something that caught your eye so that you make something special for the mothers in your life this year.

Until next time, happy crocheting!


XO,
Laura




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Monday, April 13, 2020

The Aisling Scarf by The Cozy Chipmunk




Not too long ago I had the pleasure of testing for the amazing Laura from The Cozy Chipmunk. She is a sweet friend of mine and one of the very first designers I met in my maker journey. She designs more Amigurumi patterns but has recently ventured into making wearable items!

The pattern I tested was the Aisling Scarf. It was such a fun experience as it was my first time ever testing for a designer. Sure, I have made many things designed by others but never tested an unreleased pattern before. I hope to test for more designers including for Laura in the future as it was a pleasant and relaxing experience.



The Aisling Scarf is easily a weekend project. With its fun bead and cross stitches, you really can't get bored with this one. I used Lion Brand's Heartland for this project which made the gauge a little different from what was suggested. Being a scarf, I wasn't too concerned with that and was really pleased with the way it came out.

I was happy to do a little photoshoot for the Aisling Scarf. Enjoy the silly pictures of me and yes, I realize these pictures will last forever on the internet but we all gotta live a little, right? Haha..


Don't mind the tired look. The two weeks that this scarf was in testing, I was also scrubbing, cleaning and packing my house to prepare it for selling. What great timing we had (being sarcastic here)! For those who may end up reading this way in the future... we are currently enduring a pandemic and practicing social distancing which has put showing the house on the back burner. Meanwhile, almost all of my yarn is packed away in boxes and yarn that's been ordered is taking quite a bit of time to ship. Clearly, yarn should never be packed away. 🤣





I hope that you decide to put this one on your list of projects to do. Also, follow Laura on Instagram and get to know her. She is a wonderful person inside and out and you won't regret following and getting to know this amazing and gentle hearted spirit. 



Until next time, stay safe! Stay healthy!

Happy crocheting and knitting!



XO,

Laura






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