New Pattern Release! The Savannah Handbag!

I absolutely love love love the Savannah Collection! The sweater is probably my favorite design to date! The texture in these patterns in amazing! So, of course, I continue to create more designs to add to the collection! This time I’ve created a handbag! Creating this lovely handbag was way out of my comfort zone because I’m usually making garments or blankets. I’ve only created market, slouchy type bags before. But the end result of this bag was just magnificent! I was so proud and excited!

You can grab a copy of the Savannah Handbag crochet pattern on both Ravelry and Etsy for 50% off through 6/15/18! No code is needed! Enjoy!

Free Crochet Pattern- Dude Washcloth

I have a ton of cotton yarn! Mostly Knit Picks Dishie, that has been sitting in my stash for a while. I love to make washcloths with cotton yarn! I find they are so sturdy but soft and flexible at the same time! My favorite way to use them is in the kitchen! They are thick and great for cleaning up messes! So I used my one of my favorite stitch combos to create this thick, yet soft, washcloth! You’ll want to make a whole bunch of these, because they are so quick and easy to work up! Enjoy!

Materials

  • 70 yards (each) worsted weight cotton yarn for set of 4
  • I (5.5mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Tapestry needle

Difficulty

  • Easy

Gauge

  • Row 1 = 9”

Sizing

  • 9” x 9”

Pattern Notes

Starting chain does not count as first stitch, unless stated otherwise within the pattern.

To change size, just work in a multiple of 2 + 1 and make an even square.

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

ch(s)- chain(s)

st(s)- stitch(es)

hdc- half double crochet

blo- back loop only

*- repeat from

Pattern

Ch 35

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (34)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 1 hdc in blo of 1st st, 1 hdc in both loops of next st, *1 hdc in blo of next st, 1 hdc in both loops of next st*, repeat from * across. (34)

Rows 3-21: Repeat row 2.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

 

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New Pattern Release AND Memorial Day Weekend Sale!

The Tea Time Tee is my latest design! It is a simple top with just a touch of lacy stitching in the back! It screams classy! It comes in children’s sizes 2 through 10 and adult sizes XS-3X in one easy to follow pattern!

The Tea Time Tee crochet pattern is on sale for 50% off, along with ALL of my other single crochet patterns on Ravelry in honor of Memorial Day weekend! No code is needed. Just add as many patterns as you like to your cart and the discount will be applied at checkout.

https://www.ravelry.com/designers/michelle-ferguson

 

The sale ends at midnight EST on Monday, May 28th so take advantage of the great deals while you can! Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

 

New Pattern Release- The Magnolia Market Bag

Summer time means trips to the farmers market, or to the library with the kids, and hopefully more crochet time! And what do you need for all of that?! A bag! The Magnolia Market Bag is easy to make, easy to customize to your needs, and is just plain beautiful! I made mine with the Caron Cotton Cakes from Michael’s! It turned out even better than I expected!

 

The Magnolia Market Bag crochet pattern has now been released and is 50% off through Sunday, May 13! No code needed. The discount has already been applied. And don’t forget to share on the Two Brothers Blankets Facebook page when you complete your bag!

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Free Pattern- The Stash Buster Sweater

Sale alert: To celebrate the release of this new free pattern, I’m also offering 50% off all of my other single patterns on Ravelry when you use the code STASHBUSTER when you check out! Code is good through Friday, May 4, 2018! Shop HERE: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/michelle-ferguson 

The Stash Buster Sweater is super easy and fun to make and can be used with any of your scrap yarn in any color combo you like! You don’t even need to use the same brand of yarn for this! Just any worsted weight yarn you have lying around the house will do! This pattern is easily customizable and versatile to get the fit and look you personally want! Even if you have never crocheted clothing before, you can make this sweater!

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And as always, post a picture of your finished project on Instagram and Facebook and tag Two Brothers Blankets! Enjoy!

 

Materials

  • 700-1240 yards light worsted weight yarn (Knit Picks Brava Worsted was used in sample.)
  • I (5.5mm) crochet hook or hook to obtain gauge
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Tapestry needle

Difficulty

  • Easy

Gauge

  • 14 dc + 8 rows = 4”

Sizing

  • XS – 30” bust, 32” finished circumference (700 yards)
  • S- 34” bust, 36” finished circumference (748 yards)
  • M- 38” bust, 40” finished circumference (905 yards)
  • L- 42” bust, 44” finished circumference (950 yards)
  • XL- 46” bust, 48” finished circumference (1100 yards)
  • 2X- 50” bust, 52” finished circumference (1240 yards)

Pattern Notes

Starting lch does not count as first stitch.

You can do your sweater in any color combo you like or in one solid color. I chose to do a color block combo. I did the first two colors for 12 rows each and the last color for 24 rows.

Rectangles are worked from the top down, so place colors accordingly if working with multiple colors.

Pattern is written in size XS with additional sizes in parentheses, with stitch count for all sizes in parentheses at the end of each row.

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

st(s)- stitch(es)

ch-chain(s)

lch- long chain (pull up loop the length of a dc and then ch 1)

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

Rectangle (Make 2)

Ch 58 (65, 72, 79, 86, 93)

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and across. (56, 63, 70, 77, 84, 91)

Row 2: Lch, turn, 1 dc in each st across. (56, 63, 70, 77, 84, 91)

Repeat row 2 until rectangle is 24” or desired length. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Sewing Rectangles Together

Take your two rectangles and lay them on top of each other.

Pin where you plan to sew to make it easier to sew together. Pin and sew the top, leaving a 20” around hole in the middle for your head to go through (10” laid flat). For the sides, leave at least 12 rows on the top unsewn for your armholes and sew the rest of the way down until you get to the last 4 rows. Leave those unsewn.

Armhole Trim

Join yarn to underarm of armhole, facing the right side of your sweater. Ch 1 and sc evenly around the armhole, keeping track of the number of stitches you do. Join to 1st st. Ch 1 and sc in each st around, join to 1st st. Fasten off. Do the same on the other side, using the same number of stitches you did on the first armhole.

Neckline Trim

Join yarn to corner of the neckline. Ch 1 and sc evenly around the neckline. Join to 1st st.

Finishing

Fasten off. Weave in all ends. Block in needed.

Pattern is a copyright of Two Brothers Blankets. Please do not sell the pattern or alter in any way. (You may sell finished products from this pattern.) For pattern support please email twobrothersblankets@gmail.com. 

New Pattern Release- The Cleopatra Tank!

 

So, funny story, the Cleopatra Tank was not something I had planned to make. I usually have a running list of designs I have ideas for and want to create but the Cleopatra was not one of them. I sat down with my yarn, intending to design a completely different top! Instead I came up with this design and fell head over heels in love with it! I love how our minds create sometimes! Don’t you?

The Cleopatra Tank is made with lightweight DK yarn. The pattern comes in both children’s sizes and adult sizes, so you don’t have to purchase two patterns. It is versatile and customizable. I made the one pictured and another with the top part in black and the bottom in gray. Many of my testers also made this in self-striping yarn! You can totally make it your own style!

The Cleopatra Tank crochet pattern is now available for purchase and is 50% off through Monday, April 23rd. No code is needed. The discount has already been applied. Grab your copy here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cleopatra-tank-2

 

New Pattern Release- The Heartbeat Hat

The Heartbeat Hat was published in the January 2018 edition of Happily Hooked Magazine! I always love publishing my patterns in that magazine because they are so great to work with!  After two months we get rights to our patterns that have been published and I am able to sell it in my Ravelry shop individually. This hat takes a very simple stitch combo to create a fun and unique look! The color combo possibilities are endless with this one!

So the Heartbeat Hat crochet pattern is now available for purchase in my shop. It is 50% off through March 27, 2018! No code needed. Discount has already been applied!

New Free Pattern- Magnolia Infinity Scarf

The Magnolia Scarf uses the same fun stitch design as the Magnolia Shardi! It gives this infinity scarf a light and lacy look! Use a light sport weight or dk weight, make it in one color or multiple. The possibilities are endless! Please feel free to share this fun free pattern with your friends. And to be sure you don’t miss any of my new pattern releases, subscribe to my blog via email!

Materials

  • 389 yards sport (#2 weight) or DK (#3 weight) yarn
  • H (5.0mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Tapestry needle

Difficulty

  • Beginner

Gauge

  • 16 dc = 4”

Sizing

  • 60” x 8”

Pattern Notes

Width of scarf can be adjusted by working multiples of 3 + 2 for your starting chain. Length can be adjusted by adjusting the number of rows you do.

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

ch(s)- chain(s)

lch- long chain (pull up loop the length of a dc, ch 1)

st(s)- stitch(es)

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

**- repeat from

Scarf

Ch 32

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and across. (30 dc)

Row 2: Lch, turn, 1 dc in each st across. (30 dc)

Repeat row 2 until scarf measures about 40” long.

Row 3: Ch 5, turn, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, * ch 5, skip 2 sts, sc in next st*, repeat from * across.  (10 ch-5 spaces)

Row 4: Ch 5, turn, sc in next ch-5 space, *ch 5, sc in next ch- 5 space*, repeat from * across. (10 ch-5 spaces)

Repeat row 4 until entire scarf measures 60” long.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, work 3 dc in each ch-5 space across. (30 dc)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew together both ends of the scarf to make it an infinity scarf. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Block if necessary.

 

New Pattern Release- The Dude Cardigan

This year I set out to create more designs for men and boys, and that’s how the Dude Collection came to be! There are now 4 patterns in the Dude Collection, with the newest release, the Dude Cardigan!

I just love this blazer style sweater on my hubby! He helped me design it too! He gave me the idea and he gave me lots of ideas and tips along the way! It turned out exactly the way we pictured it! The Dude Cardigan is great for date night, church,a  casual occasion, or family pictures! The Dude Cardigan crochet pattern is now available and is 50% off through Sunday, March 18, 2018! No code is needed. The discount has already been applied.