New Pattern: "Florence"

This is the first pattern I designed with Valley Yarns Cotton 5/2 thread. I purchased this specific cone from a Raveler who had some in their stash that they were willing to sell and at a very reasonable price! At first, when it arrived, I wasn't so sure about it because it's thicker than size 10, but it's also fuzzier (not as glossy as I prefer). I switched from my Furls 2.25mm to my Clover Amour 2.25mm and fell in love. I don't know why, but the difference in the feel of the hook works so well with the lack of glide that this thread has. This thread comes in a wonderful variety of colors as well. And at over 2,000 yards per cone, you have so much to work with!


"Florence" is 42 rounds of absolutely beautiful texture. With the thicker thread and larger hook, mine came out to about 18-inches in diameter (though I also do have very tight tension). 


I really hope you fall in love with this pattern because it is one of my favorites. I'm challenging myself to make bigger designs (though the next pattern to be released after this one is yet another smaller one). 


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New Pattern: "Nadine"

I recently purchased some lovely cones of cotton thread from Webs online. I also purchased their color card so that I could accurately see the colors so that I can purchase more in the future. I wasn't sure what size thread it was, since it's only labeled as 5/2. After perusing the projects on Ravelry that use this thread, I decided I could take the risk and purchase some. I was pleasantly surprised to find out it's only slightly thicker than size 10, though I wouldn't quite label it size 5. It's probably nearer to size 8. I switched to my Clover Amour 2.25mm since it's a teeny bit bigger than my Furls Odyssey 2.25mm and the thread slides better on it anyway. This is my favorite color of the Valley Yarns 5/2 thread-- porcelain green. But it's also very, very difficult to photograph. 


"Nadine" is worked in 34 rounds with about 350-400 yards (I used 80g / 370y / 338m). I've been experimenting a lot recently with taller stitches and this pattern has no shortage of them. 


If you've worked any of my patterns that were published in the last 6 months or so, you shouldn't have any trouble with this pattern. I try to challenge myself with each new design, trying to find unique stitch combinations to work into each new design.


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Mystery Crochet-Along is finished!

This post is a little late. We finished our last Crochet Along last week! It was exciting and fun and I really hope that if you participated you found the challenge to be thrilling.


For this pattern, I used Artiste Egyptian Cotton in the color 'jade blue.' I don't know what it is about this color--I just love it. It doesn't necessarily have to be this thread, but I find this color and Aunt Lydia's peacock just absolutely brilliant. 


For this piece, I wanted to make raised pineapples using a method I introduced in my earlier pattern "Margaret." I am in love with how much more realistic they appear. The tiny picot-like points create a wonderfully textured appearance--much like actual pineapples! Yet not as prickly.


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New Pattern: "Ygritte"

When I was designing this pattern, I sought to incorporate as many decrease stitches (the "-tog" stitches) as I could to create lots of texture. Because of this, it is a great pattern for color-changing thread or even planned color changes. There is not a recurring motif that might be hidden by color changes. 


The name of this pattern comes from one of the characters on Game of Thrones. If you've seen the show, you know who I'm talking about. 


This pattern is 33 rounds and comes to about 16+ inches in diameter. Recommended thread yardage is between 400-450 yards. I used 62 grams of Ritorto Toscano thread given to me by my friend, Ula, from Poland. This thread is amazing! It's probably the strongest thread I've used and the sheen is gorgeous. She told me it's the only thread she uses, and I can see why.


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Free Pattern: "Josephine" Blanket

Last year I started designing a blanket pattern but then like most blankets, it got put aside and remained unfinished. The design itself was complete, I just didn't have the time to fit in working the rest of the blanket. And so when I came across it again this week, I frogged it completely so that I could reuse the yarn for something else. 

Nonetheless, since the pattern itself is written, I am going to share it here for free. Please keep in mind that since I did not get to the border, there is no picture of it completed with that part. You can use the border that I wrote for the pattern or implement your own.



Important Note

This pattern was designed and written by me, Grace Fearon. Do not copy or distribute any part of this page (pattern or pictures) without express permission from me. Please only link directly to this page. You may print the pattern for convenience, but please do not distribute.


  • Worsted weight yarn (3,600+ yards)
  • J (6.00mm) and K (6.50mm) hooks

Stitches & Terms

  • SLST = slip stitch
  • SK = skip
  • CH = chain
  • SC = single crochet
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • DC = double crochet
  • CSDC = chainless starting double crochet; You may substitute a CH 3 for a CSDC if you prefer. CSDC will always count as the first DC of the round. 
  • BP = back post
  • Cluster = holding back the last loop of all stitches in cluster set, complete the number of
  • stitches into the stitch or space indicated, then y.o. and pull through all loops on hook
  • RS = right side
  • RSC = reverse single crochet (also called ‘crab stitch’)
  • Rear horizontal bar
Type Size Foundation Row No. of Repeats
Baby 36" by 37" 137 21
Toddler 42" by 48" 161 28
Throw 50" by 59" 193 35
Adult 60" by 70" 233 42


Row Pattern
1 Using “K” hook (6.50mm), foundation chain 1 + multiples of 8 (see chart above). Turn.
2 Using “J” hook (6.00mm), CH 1, SC in second ch from hook (for subsequent repeats: in first stitch), CH 3, sk 1 stitch, *SC in next stitch, CH 5, sk 3 stitches* across until left with 3 stitches, SC in next stitch, CH 3, sk 1 stitch, SC in last stitch. Turn. Mark the 3rd space of this round for round 4.
3 CH 1, SC in first stitch, sk ch3 space, *(3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC) in next space, SC in next space* across until left with 2 spaces, (3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC) in next space, sk ch3 space, SC in last stitch. Turn.
4 CH 1, SC in first stitch, 3 DC in skipped ch3 space of round 2, SC in next ch1 space of round 3, 3 DC in marked space of round 2 before the SC in same space, CH 1, 3 DC after the SC in same space, *SC in next ch1 space of round 3, sk next space of round 2, 3 DC in next space before the SC in same space, CH 1, 3 DC after the SC in same space* across, SC in next space ch1 space of round 3, 3 DC in next ch3 space, SC in last stitch of round 3. Turn.
5 CSDC, *DC in each of the next 3 DC of round 3, CH 1, DC in each of the next 3 DC, SC in next ch1 space of round 4,* across, DC in each of the next 3 DC of round 3, CH 1, DC in each of the next 3 DC, DC in the last stitch of round 4. Turn.
6 BP-SLST around first stitch, CSDC—first BPDC made, *BPDC around each of the next 3 DC of round 5, SC in next space, BPDC around each of the next 3 DC, 3DC-cluster in next space of round 4 overlapping the SC in same space* across, BPDC around each of the next 3 DC of round 5, SC in last space, BPDC around each of the last 4 DC. Turn.
7 CH 1, SC in first stitch, *SC in next stitch* across. Turn. A common mistake in this row is to not complete a SC in the very last stitch. If you make this mistake, your count will be incorrect to complete the next row.
Repeat rounds 2-7 until you reach the desired length.
Be sure to crochet extra stitches in the corners so it doesn't fold inward.
1 With RS facing, CH 2, *HDC in next stitch* around. Join.
2 CSDC, *DC into the rear horizontal bar of next HDC* around. Join.
3 SLST into the space between the first two stitches, CH 2, *HDC in space between the next 2 stitches* around. Join.
Repeat rounds 2-3 as many times as desired.
End CH 1, *RSC into the rear horizontal bar of the next HDC* around. Join.
Cut yarn, fasten off, and weave in all ends.