Crochet Flower Chain: Beginner Pattern

Hello and happy Monday! How’s the start to everybody’s week?

As I mentioned in my last post, today I am posting a crochet pattern! It is for an easy, quick, and simple crochet flower chain! 🌸

Made using Lion Brand Coboo yarn! One of my favorite yarns!

You can make this chain as long as you want, and use it for many different things. You could turn it into a garland, a bracelet, a curtain tie, a clothing accessory, a headband…so many possibilities!

Materials

  • Yarn (the size and amount depends on what you’ll end up using it for)
  • Coordinating crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

Instructions

1: Chain 5. Slip stitch in the first chain to create a loop. *Chain 2. Do 2 double crochets, a treble crochet, and two more double crochets in the loop. Slip stitch in the loop.*

2: This creates one petal. Repeat the instructions between * four more times to create five petals, and to finish your first flower. The stitches will get a little crowded toward the end, but that’s okay.

3: When you’ve finished this flower, you’ll want to chain 10 or 15 ( depending on how far apart you want each flower to be). Then, you’ll slip stitch in the fifth chain from the hook, creating a loop.

4: Repeat the stitches between * five times into this loop to complete your next flower. Then, just keep chaining 10, slip stitching into the fifth chain, and completing the stitches between * five times into this loop. When you’ve made it your desired length, fasten off, weave in the ends, and you’re done!

As you see, this pattern is super easy! You really just repeat a series of stitches for each flower, and make as many flowers as you desire.

I hope you liked this pattern! Do you like crochet? Will you be trying out out? I’d love to chat in the comments!

Have a wonderful day and week, everybody! ❤️

~ Rebekah

10 Minute Crochet Easter Bunny Keychains

Hello everyone!! Sorry I haven’t posted for a while; I’ve been pretty busy with getting ready for Easter, doing soccer, and school. I’ve decided to just post once a week for now, at least for a while, instead of twice a week. I’m going to choose Monday to be my posting day, but I’m just adding a quick little post here because I wanted to have it out before Easter (which is this Sunday…I can’t believe it!)

Today I’m sharing a pattern that I came up with a little while ago: Easter bunny keychains!! Let’s just get right into it!

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Materials

  • Worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • 3.75 mm crochet hook (any size really works, but if you use a bigger hook, you’ll have a bigger bunny)
  • Darning needle
  • Key chain

Notes

  • The chains at the beginning of the rounds do not count as stitches
  • You should know some basic stitches for this pattern
  • The numbers between the parentheses at the end of the row are the number of stitches you should have

Abbreviations and stitches

  • St – stitch
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Mc – magic circle
  • Ch – chain

Instructions

Make a mc, and ch 2.
Do 10 dc into the circle. Sl st to the first dc to join. (10)
Ch 2. Work 3 dc in each of the next 3 sts. Turn. (3)
Now, we’re going to make the ears! Ch 5, sl st into the first st. Sl st into each of the next 2 sts. Ch 5, sl st into the same st you just did.
Fasten off!
Using a darning needle, get the yarn you just fastened off, and bring it back to the center st. Attach the keychain.
Weave in the ends, and you’re done!! These really do just take about ten minutes, and are very simple if you know basic crochet stitches! You also don’t have to attach a keychain, and just have a little bunny! I also made a little one with crochet thread and attached it to earrings, and it was super cute as well! Just let your creativity flow!

I was also wondering if anyone would be interested in a blog post where I give step-by-step instructions with pictures on how to make different crochet stitches for beginners? If so, please comment!

That’s all for today’s post! Do you like to crochet? Are you making any crochet patterns for Easter? Would you like to try this one out? I’d love to chat in the comments!!

Thanks for reading, have an amazing day, and I’ll try to post something on Monday!!

~ Rebekah

Crochet Christmas Tree Ornament Pattern: Heart

Here’s my second post for the day! It’s a heart Christmas tree ornament! I hope you like it! It is a very simple project!

Materials

  • Worsted weight yarn in any color
  • 5 mm crochet hook
  • Darning needle

Notes

  • This is a beginner pattern
  • The number in between the parentheses are the number of stitches you should have at the end of the row
  • The chains at the beginning of the rounds do not count as stitches
  • This pattern does not have a specific gauge

Stitches & Abbreviations

  • Ch — Chain
  • Sc — Single Crochet
  • St — Stitch
  • Sk — Skip
  • Sl st — Slip Stitch
  • Rep — Repeat
  • Tr — Treble Crochet
  • Dc — Double Crochet
  • Mc — Magic Circle

Instructions

Round one: Make a mc. Ch 2. Do 10 dc in the ring. Sl st to first st to join. Pull mc tight. (10)

Round two: Ch 2. Do 2 tr in each of the next 2 stitches. Do 2 dc in the next st. Do 2 sc in each of the next two sts. Ch 3. In each of the next two sts, do 2 sc. Do 2 dc in the next st. Do two tr in each of the next two sts. Sl st to the first st to join. (20)

Round three: Ch 1. * Do 2 sc in the next st. Do 1 in the next. Rep * around. (When you get to the ch 3 at the bottom, do 3 sc in that loop.) Sl st to the first st to join. Sl st in the mc, creating the top of the heart. Ch 10. Sl st back in the center. (33, excluding the ch 10 at the end.)

Fasten off. Weave in all ends, and you’re done!

It’s very simple. It just has three rounds, with basic stitches! I hope you liked it! Have a great weekend!

Crochet Christmas Tree Ornament Pattern: Christmas Tree

Hi everyone, welcome (or welcome back!) to Books and Hooks! How are you doing today? My post today is going to be a Christmas tree ornament!

I made this pattern up on November 25, just because I was bored, and it was my first time creating my own ornament pattern! Okay, I hope you like it!!

Also, I re-decorated my blog for winter/Christmas! It’s mostly just the snowflakes though.

Materials

  • Green, yellow, and brown worsted weight yarn
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • Darning needle

Notes

  • This is a beginner pattern, but there are a few parts that can be a little tricky
  • The number in between the parentheses are the number of stitches you should have at the end of the row
  • The chain ones at the beginning of the rows do not count as stitches
  • This pattern does not have a specific gauge

Stitches & Abbreviations

  • Ch — Chain
  • Sc — Single Crochet
  • St — Stitch
  • Sk — Skip
  • Sl st — Slip Stitch
  • Rep — Repeat

Instructions

Make two

Ch 2.

Row 1: In the second stitch from the hook, do 3 sc. (3)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st. (3)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Do 2 sc in in the first st. Sc in each stitch until only one remains. Do 2 sc in the last st. (5)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st. (5)

Row 5-10: Rep rows 3 and 4. You should end on a row 4. You should have 11 stitches at the end of row 10.

Row 11: Rep row 3. (13)

Row 12 & 13: Rep row 4. (13)

Row 14: Rep row 3. (15)

Row 15 & 16: Rep row 4. (15)

Fasten off.

Take your brown yarn, and counting from the edge you just fastened off at, attach the yarn in the seventh st. Ch 1. Sc in that stitch and the next two. (3)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each of the three stitches. (3)

Row 3: Rep row 2. (3)

Fasten off.

Attaching the two trees at the very top st, sl st into the top st with the yellow yarn. (Make sure you are going through both trees). Ch 15. Sl st back into the same st and then fasten off.

Getting your green yarn again, sl st into the same st you just did for the yellow yarn. Make sure you are going through both trees.

Sc down along both trees. Make sure you do one sc per row. When you get to the corner, do three sc. Keep single crocheting around the tree.

When you get to the trunk, change to brown yarn. Sc around the trunk, doing two sc in each edge.

Change back to the green yarn when you finish the trunk. Keep single crocheting around the tree. When you get back to the top, fasten off.

Weave in all the ends, and you’re done!

I hope you liked the pattern! I can’t believe it’s only three weeks until Christmas! I hope you are doing well! Bye! (I’ll be posting another pattern today as well!!)

Simple Crochet Autumn Pumpkin Pattern

Helloooooo! I hope you’re having a good week so far! Today, I’m posting a crochet pattern for these cute little pumpkins! I’ve been pretty busy lately, so I haven’t posted since Thursday the seventh. I’ve just been pretty busy with school, and my friend came over last weekend. Okay, I hope you like it!

Inspiration/idea

Last year, I tried to make some of these with a worsted weight yarn, but it wasn’t that strong, and the pumpkin didn’t turn out. So, this year, I was determined to make a (successful) pumpkin. I looked up some patterns after getting the yarn, but most of them used up a lot of yarn, or they were just not right for the yarn I was using. So, I decided to make up a pattern!

The Yarn

For these pumpkins, I used a size 6, bulky yarn. You can use any bulky yarn, but for these, I used Lion Brand Yarns Wool Ease Thick & Quick in the color Oatmeal. I went to Walmart last weekend, and my dad let me pick out some yarn. I chose this because I loved the nice fall color and I was thinking about making a hat or scarf. But after thinking about it for a while, I decided to make some lovely fall pumpkins.

This yarn is a wool and acrylic blend. I normally don’t like using wool because I have found it to be scratchy and itchy, but mixed with the acrylic, this yarn is nice and soft and easy to use. With just one ball of this yarn, I was able to make three pumpkins and I still had some left over!

Materials

Note: in the picture, I showed a 5.5 mm crochet hook and a tape measure, but you don’t need these.

Notes

  • There is no specific gauge for this pattern
  • This pattern is a beginner pattern
  • The number in between the parentheses are the number of stitches you should have at the end of the row
  • The chain ones at the beginning of the rows do not count as stitches

Stitches & Abbreviations

  • Chain – Ch
  • Single crochet – Sc
  • Single crochet back loop only – Sc blo
  • Slip stitch – Sl st
  • Skip – Sk
  • Repeat – Rep

Instructions

Ch 11.
Row 1: Sk the first st. Sc in each of the other sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc blo in every st. (10)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc in every st. (10)

Rep rows 2 and 3 until you get to row 20. (10)

Fasten off and leave a long tail.

Put the wrong sides (the sides without ridges) together. Using your yarn needle and long tail, whip stitch the two sides together.
Now, you should have a cylinder shaped thing with the top and bottom open.

Next, weave your needle through the rows on top of the piece. Pull tight, closing off the top. You may need to go over this a few times to secure it.

Make sure your needle and thread are inside the pumpkin. Pull them out the bottom of the pumpkin. So, make sure your needle and tail end are up the top and out of the way.

Now, stuff the pumpkin! Make sure you don’t stuff it so much that the stuffing is popping out. It should be pretty soft, but not too stuffed. If you do anything, understuff it.

Now, weave the yarn needle in and out of the rows, like you did with the other side. But don’t pull tight yet! You still have to put the stem in. I crocheted an i-cord using three strands of worsted weight yarn and the 9 mm hook. But you can use a twig, and I’ve even seen people use cinnamon sticks.

Now, you should have the pumpkin looking like this. If you pull the yarn end you used to sew everything together, the top would close up. You should also have your stem.

Put the stem in the opening. If you are using a crocheted piece, you can use the end from that to sew it to the pumpkin a little bit. If you are using something else, you can use hot glue if you are thinking it will come out.

Okay, now pull the end from sewing the pumpkin, and the top should close up! The stem should be in there, and secured.

You should have something like this now. You can leave it like this and weave in the ends, but I like doing something else.
Using the yarn and needle, go down and into the bottom of the pumpkin. Come back out on the top. This will make the yarn go down like in the picture above. Move it so it is on the row in between the ridges. Pull a little to tighten. Don’t pull too tight. Repeat this until all the spaces between the ridges are completed.
This is what the bottom will look like!

Weave in the remaining ends.

And you’re done! I hope you like this pattern. Please comment if there are any ways I can improve my writing, or if there are any typos. Have a great day!

Crochet Puppy Lovey Pattern

Hey everybody! So, recently, I have been going through all the stuff in my room because my dad took out the carpets and is putting in hardwood flooring! So, we had to take everything out of our room, and now that hes done with the floor, we’re putting everything back into our room. I found a paper that I had written a pattern for this cute puppy lovey! I had been meaning to post the pattern for a while, but then I couldn’t find the paper. But now that I found the pattern, I’m posting it! I hope you like it!

Materials

  • DK yarn. I used the Comfy Cotton Blend in the colors sugarcane for the blanket and whipped cream for the head
  • 5 mm crochet hook
  • 3.25 mm crochet hook
  • Two safety eyes and a nose or black yarn
  • Yarn needle

Notes

  • This is a crochet amigurumi project. It is for more advanced crocheters, but if you want to, you can try it
  • The head is worked in a continuous spiral. The rounds are not joined at the end.

Directions

For the blanket:

Make a granny square! I have a pattern for one here. Use the 5mm hook and the yarn color sugarcane. You can make it as big as you want! Once you finish, change the yarn to the white color, and single crochet in each stitch and chain around. Fasten off and weave in ends.

For the head: (Use cream colored yarn and 3.25 mm hook.)

Round one: In a magic ring, single crochet six. (6)

Round two: Increase in each stitch. (12)

Round three: *Increase in one stitch, single crochet in the next stitch. Repeat from * around. (18)

Round four: *Increase in one stitch, single crochet in the next two stitches. Repeat from * around. (24)

Round five: *Increase in one stitch, single crochet in the next three stitches. Repeat from * around. (30)

Round six through twenty-one: One single crochet in each stitch. (30)

Insert the two safety eyes in between the ninth and tenth rounds about nine stitches apart. Put the nose in between the thirteenth and fourteenth rounds in between the eyes. You can adjust the eyes and nose until you think they look right. Fasten them with the backings. If you don’t have safety eyes and a nose, you can use black yarn to sew eyes and a nose onto the head with a yarn needle.

After you’ve fastened on the safety eyes and nose, or sewed them on, stuff the head. Keep stuffing it every few rounds for the rest of the head.

Round twenty-two: *One single crochet in each of the next eight stitches, decrease. Repeat from * around. (27)

Round twenty-three: *One single crochet in each of the next seven stitches, decrease. Rep from * around. (24)

Round twenty-four: *One single crochet in each of the next six stitches, decrease. Rep from * around. (21)

Round twenty-five: *One single crochet in each of the next five stitches, decrease. Rep from * around. (18)

Round twenty-six: *One single crochet in each of the next four stitches, decrease. Rep from * around. (15)

Round twenty-seven: *One single crochet in each of the next three stitches, decrease. Rep from * around. (12)

Add any last stuffing you might need at this round.

Round twenty-eight: *One single crochet in each of the next two stitches, decrease. Rep from * around. (6)

Fasten off and leave a long tail. Using a yarn needle, weave the tail through the stitches. Pull tight to close.

Ears: (Using cream colored yarn and a 3.25mm hook)

Round one: In a magic ring, single crochet five. (5)

Round two: One single crochet in each stitch. (5)

Round three: Two single crochets in each stitch. (10)

Round four: One single crochet in each stitch.(10)

Round five: *One single crochet in one stitch, increase in the next stitch. Repeat from * around. (15)

Round six: One single crochet in each stitch. (15)

Round seven: *One single crochet in each of the next two stitches, increase in the next stitch. Repeat from * around. (20)

Round eight and nine: One single crochet in each stitch. (20)

Round ten: *One single crochet in each of the next two stitches, decrease. Rep from * around. (15)

Round eleven: One single crochet in each stitch. (15)

Round twelve. *One single crochet in the next stitch, decrease. Rep from * around. (10)

Round thirteen: One single crochet in each stitch. (10)

Round fourteen: Decrease in each stitch. (5)

Round fifteen: One single crochet in each stitch. (5)

Fasten off and leave a long tail.

Assembly:

Using the long end from the ends of the ears, sew the ears to the head. Sew them between about the ninth and tenth rounds. You can switch this to where you think they’ll look good! To sew them on, use a yarn needle and sew them to the head using the long tail. I used a whip stitch, but you can sew them however you want.

Then, using the long tail from when you finished the head, sew it onto the blanket. Same as before, you can sew it however you want. Just make sure it’s secure.

And you’re done! I hope you liked this pattern. Please tell me if there is anything that I can do to improve my posts. Feedback is always appreciated! Have a great day! Bye.

How to Crochet a Granny Square

Do you want to learn to crochet a granny square? Well, here’s a great place to start! I will cover how to crochet a classic granny square and I’ll share a few variations that you can do. Granny squares are great beginner projects, and you can attach them all together to make a blanket, scarf, or purse, or you can make small ones and use them for coasters or washcloths.

What is a granny square?

A granny square is a classic crochet motif that is easy to recognize by its appearance. It is made using sets of three double crochets and chains.

How to crochet a granny square

You’ll need any yarn and the corresponding hook size.

To begin, chain 4. Slip stitch to the first chain you made to form a loop.

Round one: Chain three. (Counts as a double crochet.) Double crochet twice into the loop. *Chain three. Double crochet three times into the loop.* Repeat the instructions between * twice more. Chain three and slip stitch into the first double crochet you made.

Round two: Slip stitch in the next two stitches and into the chain three space. Chain three (Counts as a double crochet.) Double crochet twice into the chain three space. Chain three. Double crochet three times into the chain three space. *Chain one, and do three double crochets into the next chain three space. Chain three. Double crochet three times into the same space.* Repeat the instructions between * three times more. Chain one and slip stitch into the first double crochet you made in the round.

For the rest of the granny square, repeat this pattern: For the first corner: *Slip stitch into the next two stitches and the chain three space. Chain three (Counts as a double crochet.) Double crochet twice into the same space. Chain three. Double crochet three times into the same space*. In all of the chain one spaces: *Chain one. Double crochet three times into the chain one space from the previous round.* For the corners: *Chain one. Double crochet three times into the chain three space from the previous round. Chain three. Double crochet three times into the same space.* Rep all of these steps around, depending on if you are at a corner, chain one space, or the beginning. When you get to the end of the round, chain one and slip stitch to the first stitch.

You can make these as big as you want. When you want to be done with it, just fasten off and weave in the end! Then you’re done! This is a very simple pattern to follow, and it’s easy to memorize. Hope you enjoyed this post! Have a wonderful day! ❤

Perfect Crochet Projects for Summer!

Hey everyone! Sorry that this is a day late, but in today’s post, I’ll share some of my favorite summer crochet patterns! When most people think of crocheting, they think of things like blankets, hats, scarves, mittens, etc. But there are plenty of good crochet patterns that you can make in the summer! In this post, I’ll share 20 of my favorites!

Clothing

Some of my favorite things to crochet are clothing, tops mostly, because they are so fun to make and they look so cute! Here are five of my favorites!

#1 Simple Summer Tee Pattern by Hooked on Homemade Happiness

I made this with the Comfy Cotton Blend yarn, and I think it turned out very well! This is a perfect top for wearing with some shorts or plain leggings, and it would look very nice with a tank top underneath!

#2 Sea Breeze Tank Top Pattern by For the Frills

This was such a nice pattern. It was the first ever top that I made, and I think it turned out very well. I used the Coboo yarn, which is a bamboo and cotton blend yarn. The bamboo gives it a lot of drape. The pattern was very easy to follow, good for beginners.

#3 Babydoll Tee Pattern by Hooked on Homemade Happiness

I made this top for my mom for mother’s day, and it turned out so cute! Very easy pattern to follow, and I also used the Comfy Cotton Blend yarn for this top. I think that this top looks so cute with the top part more…I don’t know what the word is. But, anyways, I love how the finished top looks like! So cute!

#4 The Charlie Tank Pattern by Evelyn and Peter Crochet

I am working on making this top, but I haven’t finished it yet. I’m using the Comfy Cotton Blend yarn (again, lol) and it’s working out pretty well so far! I love how this pattern looks, and it would go very well with a pair of shorts.

#5 Mara Crochet Kimono Pattern by Easy Crochet

I think that this pattern looks so pretty! I think that it would work as a bathing suit cover up, but you could also wear it over a pair of jean shorts and a t-shirt or in the winter, you could wear it over a pair of jeans or leggings and a long sleeved shirt! Love this pattern! And guess what yarn I used? Comfy Cotton Blend! I got a big box of old yarn from one of my mom’s friends who used to crochet. There was a lot of this yarn in there. Love it for summer projects!

Washcloths/dishcloths/scrubbies

Washcloths are one of my favorite projects. They are small projects and you can finish one in about 15 minutes usually. They are also a good way to practice different stitches. To make washcloths, using cotton is usually best. Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn is one of my favorites! They would also be a perfect gift. You can make a set and give it to someone with some nice soap or bath salts. Or, if you want to keep them, they are very practical patterns. Here are 5 of my favorite washcloth patterns.

#6 Textured Crochet Washcloth Pattern Tutorial – Sprig Stitch by Melanie Ham

I love how these look! The stitch is so pretty. I love how textured this washcloth is! Super easy instructions, and a very pretty result!

#7 C2C Washcloth Pattern by Eye Love Knots

I love how C2C (corner to corner) looks! This is more of an advanced beginner pattern, but it is a good first C2C pattern. Easy pattern to follow, and a charming result!

#7 Bobble Stripe Dishcloth Pattern by 5 Little Monsters

I love the bobble stitch! It looks so fun and textured! Easy pattern to follow!

#8 Beginner Washcloth Pattern by Melanie Ham

Another pattern by Melanie Ham, this one’s more for beginners. It’s such an easy pattern. I love how it looks too. I would definitely recommend this pattern for anyone who is a beginner, because it just uses chains and single crochets.

#9 Reusable Face Scrubby Pattern by Sarah Maker

I love making these reusable crochet face scrubbies! They can be used instead of cotton pads or a facial washcloth. They also don’t use much yarn, so you can use up some of your cotton scraps to make these face scrubbies!

#10 Round Dish Scrubby Pattern by Midwestern Moms

I love the Scrubby yarn! It can make very nice dish scrubbies that only take about ten minutes to work up. And with just one skein of this yarn, you can make several scrubbies! Love this pattern! I made about twenty in one day in this pretty robins egg blue color of Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn.

Keychains

Lately, I have been so into making keychains! I got a big pack of metal keyrings and found a lot of patterns I love! Here are three of them!

#11 Mini Donut Pattern by Hello Yellow Yarn

Yum! We all love donuts, right? Well, actually no. I don’t like them. But these little crocheted donuts look so yummy! Although this is just a pattern for a mini donut, it would be easy to add a little keyring!

#12 Ice Cream Keychain Pattern by The Friendly Red Fox

These mini ice cream cones are great for putting on your keys, on a purse or backpack, or you can just make the little ice cream cones without the keyrings! Perfect ice cream pattern for summer too!

#13 Watermelon Keychain Crochet Pattern by One Dog Wolf

Another perfect keychain for summer!

Other things!

Here are a few more patterns that I love for the summer!

#14 Bracelet with Adjustable Clasp Pattern by Sweet Softies

I love these crochet bracelets! They are very cute, and with the clasp, you can make them fit different sizes! I used some Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn to make these bracelets, but next time, I might use some DK yarn or a lighter weight.

#15 Sunflower Granny Square by Melanie Ham

I love these sunflower granny squares! They are so good for summer, and there are so many things to make with granny squares: blankets, purses, scarves, pillows, and more! Here is a very helpful post about ideas for using granny squares by The Spruce Crafts!

#16 Daisy Granny Square Pattern by Melanie Ham

I love this pattern as well! These daisies might look more like a spring thing, but I still think that you could make them in the summer!

#17 Market Bag by Two of Wands

This is a good pattern to use up some cotton yarn!

#18 Two Hour Tote Pattern by Daisy Cottage Designs

Love this pattern! It is so cute!

#19 Baby Flip Flop Pattern by Whistle and Ivy

These are so cute! I love them so much! The pattern is pretty easy to follow, so if you know anyone who’s just had a baby? These would be perfect to give at a baby shower!

#20 Star Flower Pattern by Whistle and Ivy

I saved this one for last because it’s one of my favorites! They just look so pretty. You can put them on your porch, or on an outside deck or patio! So pretty!

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So, I hope this was a helpful post if you are planning on crocheting any summer projects! Please comment which pattern you like the most! Are you going to make any?

Crochet Couch Pocket Pattern

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great day. For this last Father’s Day, I made my dad this couch pocket pattern. It can hold your remote, book, phone, or any other small thing. I thought I would then publish the pattern. I made up this pattern.

Level: Easy. You need to know some basic stitches, know how to read a pattern, and how to do some border/seaming techniques, though I will explain this in the post.

Materials

  • Worsted weight yarn
  • 5 mm crochet hook or hook suggested on yarn package
  • Yarn needle

The yarn I used was just some acrylic yarn I got from a Goodwill. Any worsted weight yarn will work. You’ll need quite a bit. I think that the yarn I had was one of the Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo skeins, but some of it was gone. I think you’ll be good with a regular Red Heart Super Saver skein which is 7 oz.

Notes

  • The chains at the beginning of the row do not count as a stitch
  • There is no gauge for this pattern. However, if you are a more loose crocheter, you may want to go down a hook size. If you are a tight crocheter, you may want to go up a hook size.
  • The yarn doesn’t have to be acrylic. Just make sure it is washable, and you like to crochet with it!
  • The number at the end of the row is the number of stitches you should have

Abbreviations
st: stitch
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
rep: repeat

Directions

Row 1: Ch 46. In the second chain from the hook, do a sc. Sc in the rest of the chains. 45

Row 2: Ch 1. Turn. Sc in each st. 45

Rep row 2 untill the piece is 18 inches.

Next row: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in every st in this row. 45

Rep the previous row until the piece is 40 in. (counting the sc rows.)

Note: if you run out of yarn during any of the later dc rows, it is okay. This part won’t really be seen much, because it will be tucked under the couch. So, as long as you use the same sized yarn, and the same hook, it will probably be fine. Like you can see from the pictures, I had to change the color, but it doesn’t look too bad!

Fasten off. Fold the side with the sc up about 6-7 inches. This is what makes the pocket part. Sc along the side. You can just attach the yarn at the bottom corner, sc the two sides together, and continue crocheting along the side until you get to the top. When you are at the pocket, you will be working over 2 layers of the crocheted fabric. But when you keep going, you’ll be only going over 1. Sc along the top, and then along the other side. Make sure to crochet the two sides together at the end. Fasten off.

Note: there’s no perfect number of st on the side of the crocheted piece. As a general rule, you can just do 1 sc per row of sc and 2 sc per row of dc. Or you can just do it to what feels good and even. 🙂

Weave in all ends! You are done! Have a great day and a great weekend!