Saturday, March 24, 2018

Crochet Chicken pattern PDF and Video pattern

Introducing the NEW and IMPROVED Crochet Chicken pattern. There is a now downloadable pdf (click here) And there is also a video below to help you if you don't read patterns, or if you are just confused by my wording.

When I was in the 4th grade my teacher would allow a few of us girls to stay inside during recess time and learn different crochet patterns. She taught us to make something like this crocheted chicken. The original pattern has long been lost, and I ended up designing this one from the idea I had in my memory of this time. I hope you like it!! They are great little gifts for an Easter basket, a table place setting or a kitchen shelf sitter.

This is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched. Feel free to make for profit, but remember to give credit to me, and link back to my blog 

Thank You!!! Amy B

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Friday, March 23, 2018

HOPEFUL HEARTS updated FREE Crochet Pattern

Heather wearing the Hopeful Hearts shawl
 I made for her

Hopeful Hearts shawl pattern FINALLY has it's written counterpart! 

This pattern was designed specifically for Heather, a family friend who had Heart Transplant Surgery a few years ago. After her surgery I got  to thinking about the immense amount of support needed during this time in her life. When I think about things long enough, my thoughts usually turn to yarn and how I can express myself with it. There are A LOT of hearts in the shawl. These hearts represent the hearts of EVERYONE involved and the HOPE for many more tomorrows!!

If you are interested in becoming an organ donor, or just want to know more about it you can click on one of the links below.

Remember....I am a human and sometimes make mistakes!!  If you find an error with my pattern, please let me know in the comment section and I will try to correct it as soon as possible!!! If you are having difficulty with my pattern, the best way to contact me for help is through my Amy B Stitched Facebook page.

This pattern can be quite challenging in the beginning to get stitch placement just right. The diagram pattern has been added to help with that. You may realize that diagram patterns are easier to read than you realized after this!! 


Click here to get the PDF version of this pattern

Hopeful Hearts Shawl

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

GAUGE: Shawl 5 dc = 1 inch, 4 dc rows = 1 ½ inch. Light Scarf 9 dc = 1 inch, 5 dc rows = 1inch. Wide Scarf 4 dc = 1 inch, 2 dc rows = 1 inch. 

MATERIALS FOR SHAWL: Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour (size 2/Fine, 1.75 oz, 202 yards each) you will need 5 skeins (approx.  1010 yards), size E/4/3.50mm crochet hook, blocking board and rust proof pins.

MATERIALS FOR LIGHT SCARF: Artiste 100% Acrylic Crochet Thread, 370 yards, #5 crochet thread, size 5/1.90mm steel crochet hook, blocking board and rust proof pins.

MATERIALS FOR WIDE SCARF: Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Everyday (size 4/Worsted Weight, 3.5 oz, 180 yds) you will need 4 skeins (approx. 720 yds), size G/6/4.25mm crochet hook.

The Hopeful Hearts light scarf is perfect to dress
up a plain outfit

·         SHAWL: 74” Wide x 18” tall (made in one piece 19 hearts wide and 7 rows of hearts tall)

·         LIGHT SCARF: 5 ½” wide x 46” long (made in one piece 3 hearts wide and 29 rows of hearts tall)

·         WIDE SCARF: 12” wide x 76” long (made in two 38” long pieces 3 hearts wide and 13 rows of hearts tall. Pieces will be stitched together at the top rows when completed.)

1.       Chain 3 at the beginning of each row counts as the first stitch (double crochet)
2.       Chain 4 at the beginning of each row counts as one double crochet and one chain 1 space.

Add a decorative shawl pin or brooch to
give it an added flair.

CLICK HERE for the full pattern.

I wore this Hopeful Hearts wide scarf on my last trip. Airport terminals
are notoriously chilly. And wearing a coat on a plane is just not
practical sometimes. This scarf was PERFECT!!!

Heather's favorite Bible verse.