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Winter Sonata Cocoon Knit Pattern

Sunday, March 14, 2021

 



Close up picture of the Winter Sontata Cocoon

Winter Sonata Cocoon Knit Pattern

Cozy up to this snuggly blanket-like knit cocoon. The Winter Sonata Cocoon is a beginner-friendly knitting pattern (with some intermediate techniques) that uses Lion Brand's Hometown USA super bulky weight yarn. It's a garment yet feels like a big blanket! So grab your circular knitting needles and this pattern, and cozy up in front of the TV. The Winter Sonata Cocoon is the perfect pattern to knit up while watching your favorite Netflix show.

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To purchase the inexpensive PDF pattern, please visit Etsy or Ravelry.


To pin this pattern for later, visit Pinterest.


Designer wearing the Winter Sonata Cocoon.

The Pattern

The Winter Sonata Cocoon is a beginner-friendly knit pattern that includes a few intermediate techniques. The pattern is worked up in Lion Brand's Hometown USA and includes four different knit textures.

The cocoon is worked flat and then later worked in the round for the collar and the sleeves. You begin the cocoon starting with a provisional cast-on working the entire diamond motif of the back to the end of one sleeve. Later the provisional cast-on stitches are picked up and the remainder of the back and second sleeve are knitted.

The pattern is offered in 3 sizes: S/M, L/XL, and 2/3XL.

Design Story

Have you ever heard of the Kdrama Winter Sonata? Are you guessing what I think you're guessing? Yes, this cocoon was named with that Kdrama in mind. It was one of the very few Kdramas I remember watching in my teenage years. The sceneries that were shot for the Winter Sonata (Korean drama) made me want to hibernate. With the setting taking place in winter and with lots of snow, the Winter Sonata Cocoon reminded me of what I was missing while watching this drama, a cozy blanket-like garment.

After making your own, I can guarantee you that you will want to snuggle up in your Winter Sonata Cocoon all winter long.

Designer wearing the Winter Sonata Cocoon


Testers

Here are some of the beautiful Winter Sonata Cocoons my testers have made. To see more from these makers, simply click their pictures.








Yarns Used and Yardages

S/M: Hometown USA Color A: 313, Color B: 74, Color C: 193
L/XL: Hometown USA A: 375(380), B: 74(100), C: 239(225); DMC Knitty 10 A: 409, B: 105, C: 277
2/3XL: Hometown USA A: 486, B: 66, C: 266



End Remarks

Find me on Facebook and Instagram. Tag me with your finished Winter Sonata Cocoon by using the hashtag #modestybylaura.

Happy knitting!

XO,

Laura










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Middleton Market Bag Free Crochet Pattern

Thursday, June 25, 2020


Modesty by Laura crochet Middleton Market Bag


Middleton Market Bag Crochet Pattern


The Middleton Market Bag is the perfect farmer's market companion. With its classic mesh look, this beginner-friendly crochet pattern can be the perfect market day companions. Put all your favorite finds in this beautiful and quick crochet pattern. 

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To purchase an inexpensive PDF version of the Middleton Market Bag, please visit Ravelry.

For more of the Middleton Bag Collection, refer to the links below.


Middleton Purse

Ravelry Etsy



Modesty by Laura Middleton Purse crochet pattern.

Middleton Tote

Ravelry Etsy


Modesty by Laura crochet Middleton Tote bag.




To pin this pattern for later, visit Pinterest.



Design Story


The Middleton Market Bag was designed last year along with two other crochet bags. The Middleton Bag Collection came about because I was at a loss for inspiration for summer wear. So, I visited the world of accessories. The Middleton Market Bag went through not 1, not 2, but 4 revisions. It was a learning experience and I enjoyed designing the perfect market mesh bag.


The Pattern


This crochet pattern is quick and beginner-friendly. It is constructed from the bottom-up starting with a magic circle and slowly making its way up with multiple chains.



Modesty by Laura Middleton Market Bag shown from the bottom.



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

 

The bag is worked in rounds. It is highly recommended that you use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

The chain 2 in the beginning counts of each round counts as a stitch.

 


Pattern

 

Create a Magic Ring

 

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 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 stuffed with DK weight yarn.

Ending Remarks


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



Keep in touch by following me on Instagram or Facebook! Remember to use the hashtag #modestybylaura with your makes!



Happy crocheting!



XO,


Laura

 

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Monarch Beanie Crochet Pattern

Thursday, May 28, 2020











monarch beanie


The Monarch Beanie Crochet Pattern


The Monarch Beanie is a beginner-friendly crochet pattern using front and back post double crochets. The pattern is offered in both child and adult sizes. The hat offers loads of texture and will become a favorite winter accessory.


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To purchase an inexpensive copy of this pattern, visit Etsy or Ravelry.


pinterest monarch beanie

To pin this pattern for later, visit Pinterest.

monarch beanie 1


The Pattern

The Monarch Beanie is worked up in a main and a contrasting color. It is worked from the bottom up and in the round making it an almost seamless project. A little seaming is required at the top of the hat. The hat is worked up with Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice but any worsted weight can be used to make this beanie.



This winter hat provides lots of texture starting from the ribbing at the base and textured front post double crochets in the body of the hat. This stitch gives it a very unique 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.

Design Story

The Monarch Beanie was designed specifically for an event called the Crochet for a Cause which was hosted by Ashley of Edyth Blayn. The event was to crochet as many scarves and hats to give away to a local charity so that those in need could receive one. It was an amazing event and I feel blessed to have been a part of it.

End Remarks


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


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



XO, 

Laura


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Honey Bee Scarf Crochet Pattern

Tuesday, May 12, 2020




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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Free Crochet Patterns-- Mother's Day Round Up

Monday, April 20, 2020


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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