Cross Stitch Pattern Release: Sea, it’s a Turtle Bookmark”!

I am beyond in love with this darling turtle bookmark pattern! How fitting that I should be releasing it right before Valentine’s day!

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Small Easy Quick Cross stitch green and teal sea turtle bookmark pattern
Be still my heart!

This design has been on my mind since I released my large “Sea, it’s a turtle in Teal” pattern last summer (come for the stitching, stay for the puns). I had the idea to make a smaller sea turtle. I know an 11 inch design can be overwhelming to some, so I wanted to offer an option for quicker stitching that would have a similar esthetic look and feel.

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I will never be able to decide which turtle is my favorite turtle

The retro frame for the “Sea, it’s a small turtle in Teal” offers a slightly different design element to the larger wall hanging, and has a lot of striking details that make the design pop.

The colors of the Turtle Bookmark are only a selection of the ones used in the larger two patterns, but they give a bright and happy feel to this quick make! And if you click that bookmark link up there you can find an option for a printed copy of the pattern mailed right to you!

I use Lovecrafts.com for all kinds of things! And they have threads available too!

Make sure you pick up all the items you will need and get yourself a cute pair of scissors too!

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Sea, it’s a small, large, and tiny turtle in teal!

So often we cross stitchers run low on time. Our art form is one of the slowest for sure! So I love to offer quick and happy makes that can restore a stitcher suffering from cross stitch block, or one who is feeling stressed in other areas of life, and just needs a small thing to get them through.

IS IT JUST ME OR ARE BOOKMARKS BECOMING MY THING?

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Do you detect a theme among them?

Seriously. I adore each one of them!

Free Pattern: “Lemmy Grab My Scarf”

I’ve been jittery all week long! I am so excited to bring this infinity scarf to life! I’ve been living in this scarf non-stop since I finished it! A sure sign of an epic design!

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Lemmy Grab My Scarf

Here are some quick insights into the features of this pattern:

1: The drape of the fabric is on par with a wool scarf. This matters to me because I’m allergic to wool, but I looooooove the feel of a gorgeous drapy scarf!!!

2: Easy peasy, Lemon Squeezy! Which come to think of if would have been a great name for the scarf too!!! This is a project you can curl up on the couch with. Grab your favorite project bag or basket for the yarn and just relax into a show while you create the easy to remember repeats!

3: The color blocking keeps it interesting and makes a gorgeous statement piece! Textures and colors are CLEARLY a winning combo here. I chose 3 dark colors and one bright to make the fabric pop, and keep me excited to add more rows!

4: Spring-time wardrobe winning, and you will be finished in plenty of time! Despite the drape, this is not a heavy scarf. This is meant to keep you cozy when the spring breeze is getting a little frisky. But won’t weigh you down or make you feel stifled.

Grab the printable, ad-free, beautifully formatted PDF from LoveCrafts, Ravelry, or Etsy! Or save this page to your favorites and on Pinterest for reference so you can follow along for free!

Let’s talk about the YARN!!!

I used Lion Brand Jeans yarn which is what gives this scarf its elevated feel. The yarn is perfectly soft against your skin and works amazingly well in this pattern! They come in 8 different colors, including 2 bright and 6 muted tones.

I highly recommend a few other yarns as well! Lion Brand 24/7 cotton (they have a gorgeous selection of colors that would work amazingly well with this scarf!), Touch of Alpaca, Heartland, and I REALLY want someone to make this in Feels Like Butta …That is going to be cozy squared.

Let’s get to it!

Grab your supplies and you will be ready to make yourself the “Lemmy Grab My Scarf”!

Supplies:

A 5mm H crochet hook

4 balls of Lion Brand Jeans Yarn in different colors

A tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Scissors

A little insight into the pattern.

Make sure you know how to make Chains, Single Crochet, Double Crochet, and Learn the best way to change your yarn for the color changes!

Special Stitches:

Change Color:

With the last two loops of the last DC from the previous row still on your hook, clip your yarn and pull through with the next color. Make a CH and pull tight to create a slip knot. Continue with pattern. 

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Joining Method: 

Mattress Stitch: MS 

Slide your tapestry needle into one stitch of the first side of the fabric you are attaching, then move to the opposite side and slide your needle through one stitch directly across from it. Continue to alternate these two steps until each side is fully attached. Pull the yarn taught to bring the sides of the fabric together. Clip yarn, secure and weave in. 

This pattern is a 1-row repeat that uses seamless color changes and a simple edging to make a cozy and yummy infinity scarf you will want to wear all the time!

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Perfectly cozy and ready for a walk in the spring time breeze!

Pin This pattern so you can find it any time!

Begin making “Lemmy Grab My Scarf”:

CH 37 in color A

Row 1: Single crochet in second Chain from hook, Double Crochet in next ST. *Single Crochet, Double Crochet* across. Turn. (36)

Rows 2: Chain 1. *Single Crochet, Double Crochet* across.

Row 2 will be the repeat we use for the rest of the rows. From here I will only tell you the color change order!

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Lemmy Grab My Scarf, and then we can go!

3-12: Color A

13-15: Color C

16-21: Color B

22-24: Color A

34-45: Color B

46-51: Color D

52-54: Color B

55-64: Color C

65-67: Color B

68-85: Color C

86-94: Color B

95-97: Color D

98-109: Color C

110-112: Color B

113-121: Color A

122-133: Color B

134-142: Color C

143-154: Color B

155-163: Color A

164-166: Color B

167-169: Color A

170-178: Color B

179-190: Color C

191-202: Color D

203-214: Color B

215-223: Color C

224-229: Color B

230-247: Color C

248-250: Color D

Clip yarn and pull through.

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Hold on. Lemmy grab my Scarf!

Join row 1 to row 250 using mattress stitch.

Join Color D anywhere along one edge of the scarf with a Slip Stitch. Single Crochet 1 ST for each row around (250)

Repeat on the second edge. 

Clip yarn and pull through.

Weave in ends.

Wet block to the final dimensions using warm water and a drop of gentle detergent. Always hand wash and dry flat to prevent pilling and warping of the scarf. 

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I hope you love your new scarf!!! I loved designing it!

The Starburst Ball Crochet Toy

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A crochet toy that bounces? YOU BET! Meet the unique and beautiful “Starburst toy”

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Do you ever have those ideas that wander around in your mind for ages? They might be there for years and you get so used to them being there that they become part of the furniture in your mind? Each of the three toys I have designed were that way for me. They have been with me since I was a kid myself. Oh, but it has been so refreshing to bring them to life and share them!

The Starburst Crochet toy

First the specs!

The “Starburst Toy” is created with 24 individual spikes that are sewn together in a cube. This is really exciting to me because the toy is a ball, but it is constructed like a cube! Which makes it the perfect addition to my cube-shaped toy collection!

My very favorite feature is the BOUNCE. Did you know a crochet toy can be a bouncy ball? Because it can!!! I designed this toy to be crochet tightly and stuffed well. With these two features that bounce is on point. The spikes make it unpredictable on the post bounce direction which will keep kids entertained for hours! Adding a little bell into the center makes it a mild jingle which adds to the fun factor too!

Naming this toy was a little tricky. I had so many ideas in my head and I just couldn’t decide which one fit best. As is often the case it came organically from my tester Leah. I told her I was struggling with the name and listed only a few of the names I had floating around in my brain. She told me she thought they were good ideas, but she had been calling it “Starburst” in her head. And just like that the toy named it’s self!

A starburst is a pattern of rays that radiate from a central object like a star!

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Look at those rays of sunshine!

Isn’t that the perfect name!

Now that the name and design are perfect I’m ready to send it out into the world!

You can find the link for the easy to read PDF that features photo tutorials, written instructions, and schematics to aid in the construction! This pattern is good for the intermediate crocheter or for a beginner level crocheter that is looking to expand their skill set! With nearly 20 photos to go along with written instructions, the pattern is very user friendly and approachable!

The spikes themselves are quick to assemble with easy repeats which makes this great for working on in the evenings while you are watching a show!

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These little spikes work up quickly and area great for evening crochet while you watch a show and drink hot cocoa since its to late for coffee!

These toys are fun for kids of all ages. And I do mean all ages. Because I showed my grown adult sister the toy a couple weeks ago and she squealed and bounced it around just like my little ones do! It is one of those toys you will want to make for everyone in your life with a little or a big who likes to play!

Check out my Ravelry, Etsy, or LoveCrafts to find the PDF and get going on those Christmas gifts! And while you are there see my Intermediate pattern Not a Square and my Beginner friendly pattern Solve for X!

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These crochet blocks are great as rattles, pillows, and quiet toys! The ridges are easy for baby to grab and can be kicked and bounced around!

Lastly, I wanted to offer some yarn options! I know yarn weights can be confusing so I thought I would compile a list of yarns you might like to use for this project that are available for sale through LoveCrafts.com

Paint Box Yarns Simply Aran

StyleCraft Special Aran

Lion Brand Vanna’s Palettes

Lion Brand Vanna’s Style

Tell me in the comments who you think would love this. I am seriously thinking about making some for a couple adults I know who are kids at heart. And I kind of wish my Grandpa was still on earth because I think he would have gotten a kick out of it!