Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunday School!

Good Morning!  I hope your weekend has been wonderful so far!

I found a link to a book of 262 stitch patterns via Pinterest the other day.  It's all online and free and amazing:

I found it completely inspiring!  I have been looking for something fun and different to work on, and I can see so many applications for these stitch patterns.  The only problem (not a problem!) with the book is that all of the patterns are charted.  I can read crochet charts, but I'm not an expert at it by any means.  But I know of someone who is!!!

Are you guys familliar with Dana at CraftyMinx?  She's got the absolute BEST crochet tutorial set that she calls "Crochet School".  It's flipping amazing and pretty much takes you from complete beginner to Crochet Rockstar in 23 awesome lessons!

Of course she had absolutely the best lesson on reading crochet charts:
(squeee!  I love her so much!! Those of you who have bought my ebook know I mentioned her in it too!  She just rocks!)

So, using my awesome new stitch charts (that you can read now too!) I made you a scarf!  Isn't it Autumnal-ly fabulous?!  I named it in honor of the stitch chart number that I used to make it!

#48 Scarf
Approx 5 1/2" x 56"
Worsted weight yarn (I used a whole skein of Loops and Threads Impeccable in Cherry)
Size G crochet hook
Yarn needle

(the 3 ch at beginning of row count as 1st stitch)
ch 23
R1: dc in 4th ch from hook, 2 dc, skip 2 ch, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch space, skip 2 ch, 5 dc, skip 2 ch, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch space, skip 2 ch, 3 dc (21 st)
R2: ch 3, skip first st, 2 dc, skip next st, 5 dc in chain space, skip next st, 5 dc, skip next st, 5 dc in chain space, skip next st, 3 dc (21 st)
R3: ch 3, skip first st, 2 dc, skip next 2 st, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next st, skip 2 st, 5 dc, skip 2 st, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next st, skip 2 ch 3 dc (21 st)
R4: ch 3, skip first st, 2 dc, skip next st, 5 dc in chain space, skip next st, 5 dc, skip next st, 5 dc in chain space, skip next st, 3 dc (21 st)
Repeat R3-4 as many times as you need to get the length that you want.  I used 42 repeats, which took me almost to the end of my skein.
When you're ready to finish the scarf, end on a R4 row.
Scalloped Edge: ch 1, skip first st, sc in next st,*skip 2 st, 5 dc in next st, skip 2 st, sc in next st* 3 times, sc in last st (21 st)
Fasten off.
Attach yarn to the edge of starting edge and repeat Scalloped Edge on the other end of the scarf.
Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Okay, so I know I'm a little late to this party (and it has nothing to do with crochet) but I am in love with this video this week!  I can't stop watching it!  Warning: this song will get stuck in your head for DAYS...


Now, a quick word from today's free-pattern SPONSOR:

Hi Dynamos!  I've put out an ebook of 6 of my fanciest-schmanciest (wearable) patterns from this site!  It's in the Kindle store right now!  It's called Crochet Dynamite: Fancy-Schmancy.  If you have an e-reader, iPad, Smart Phone or other tech-y awesomeness (including Kindle on your laptop/PC) please click HERE to go and check it out.


  1. My sons have been watching this video and dragged me into it! You're right -- it gets stuck in your head.

  2. I was wondering why you called this scarf, "No. 48." Now it all makes sense. Thank goodness I made it to Crochet Sunday School today or that would have driven me crazy! LOL. I am going to have to check out those links for the crochet stitches and Dana's tutorials. I already know how to read charts (thankfully since some of my patterns are in different languages) but I'm always able to learn something from people. I have a huge hardcover book of crochet stitches too but I have to admit it would be a lot easier to consult something online rather than drag that old beast out. And there are probably some I haven't seen there too! Thank you for sharing today. This is one school I love attending! :) Hope you are having a lovely Sunday. Hello to Mims and Jake as well! :)

    1. Hi Teeni! Ah, the mystery of No. 48! Where are 1-47??? Were they stolen? or did someone buy their silence... LOL! ;D
      xo Jaime

  3. Thank you for the link I probably have a number of these crochet stitches in my books but you see them differently when on the screen? Suddenly they look much more attractive if you see what I mean.
    Loved the Video!

    1. Hi Line! I agree completely! I think that's exactly what happened to me!
      xo Jaime

  4. OMD, you have an e-book!!!! You're soooooooooooooooo awesome!!!! Last week I was telling a friend all about you and how cool you are and that was even before I knew you were an e-author! Can I have your autograph??? (Gorgeous scarf, BTW!)

    1. Deal, but only if you'll promise you won't take the autograph to a tattoo artist to have it permanently inked onto your body... I love you too much to let you do it, even though I know you want to... :P

      Thanks, I thought the scarf turned out really cool!
      xo Jaime

  5. Dangit, I was going to have it put right above my tattooed Eisenhower autograph. Are you sure you won't reconsider?

    I think you should do a bunch more e-books! (Please note I've never done one so it's easy for me to say.) When I went on Amazon to buy your first one (note the word "first") it asked me if I wanted to buy it for me or as a gift. A gift! I can give it as a gift! Now that even 98-yr-old ladies know about Kindle books it's a wonderful idea!

    1. Aww! How sweet are you?! Thank you for buying my book. I am sending you many many e-hugs!

      Book 2 is in the works. I'm going to see how many I can get on before everyone gets their new shiny Kindles for the holiday season...
      xoxoxoxoxoxoxo Jaime


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