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Free Crochet Pattern: Lover’s Knot Shawl


Today’s free pattern is for a lover’s knot shawl. It’s surprising how warm this lacy openwork shawl is! Takes less than 1 4 oz skein of worsted weight yarn (sample was made with Red Heart.) This shawl is a simple triangle. Once you get the hang of the knot stitch, these are quick and easy to make.

Lover's Knot Shawl


1 skein worsted weight yarn

4.00 mm crochet hook

Ch 161. sc in first ch. Work knot st as follows pull loop up about 1 inch, then sc back into the loop, pull up another 1 inch loop. Skip 3 ch on starting ch and sc into the next one. (Knot st made) Repeat across.

Row 2: sl st into sc in center of last knot st. Ch 1 sc in sc. Work knot st, sc into sc in center of next knot st. Repeat across, ending with sc in center of last knot st. (Each row will decrease by one knot st.)

Repeat row 2 until only 1 knot st remains. End off.

If you have trouble catching on to the knot st, here’s a tutorial:


If you have any questions, email me at judy33873 at gmail dot com.

This week at Oak Hill:

Started a new separate blog for NameBlessings: http://nameblessings.blogspot.com  and added a custom option to put custom photos or graphics on NameBlessings;

Local Wal-mart finally restocked yarn so I can work on UFOs!

Filling orders for character hats, especially SpongeBobs;

Had several freelance writing assignments;

Coming soon: headband patterns in both knit and crochet.





Free crochet pattern: Lavender Lace


When I first started looking up fingerless glove patterns online, I was kind of surprised. Where are the free patterns for pretty fingerless gloves? This lavender Simply Soft yarn demanded a pretty, lacy pattern. So here it is:

Lavender Lace Fingerless Glove

4.00 mm crochet hook

worsted weight yarn (sample made with Caron Simply Soft)

Make 2:

Ch 30, join without twisting. In same st as join, ch3,dc,ch2,2 dc (shell)*skip 3, in next ch work sc, ch3, sc, *skip 3, in next ch work 2 dc, ch2,2dc, skip 3, in next ch work sc ch3, sc* repeat around, join with sl st

Rnd 2:* in ch 2 loops work sc, ch3,sc in ch 3 sp work 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc* repeat around, join.

Rnd 3: repeat rnd 2

Row 4: continue in pattern but do not join. Turn at end of row (thumb hole start)

Row 5: repeat row 4

Row 6: repeat row 4. Join at end (thumb hole finish)

Rnds 7-10 work even in pattern. End off.

Ruffled cuff: join yarn in any ch. Working on opposite side of starting ch, work* 2dc, ch2,2dc,skip 1 ch, work sc, ch3,sc, skip 1 ch* repeat around, join. Work 2 more rounds in pattern. End off. Weave in ends.


Free Crochet pattern: Butterfly hat


Today’s free pattern is a quick and easy hat. I see dozens of hats online with appliqued flowers, so I HAD to do something a little different!

Crochet butterfly hat

Butterfly Hat


1 skein RedHeart SuperSaver, MC (black)

few yards CC1 (bikini)

few yards CC2 (shocking pink)

Crochet hook, size G (4.25mm)

Rnd 1: Ch2, dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch2 (2 dc, ch 2)4 times, join. (5 ch-2 clusters with ch 2 between)

Rnd 2: Sl st into ch 2 sp, ch2, dc, ch2,2 dc in same sp (ch 2, work 2dc ch2 2dc in next ch 2 sp) repeat around, join.(10 clusters)

Rnd 3: sl st into ch 2 sp, ch2, dc, ch2, 2 dc in same sp (ch2, 2 dc in next ch2 sp, 2dc,ch2,2dc in next ch2 sp) repeat around, join.(15 clusters)

Rnd 4:sl st into ch 2 sp, ch2, dc, ch2, 2 dc in same sp (ch2, 2 dc in next sp, ch2, 2 dc in next sp, ch2, 2dc, ch2,2dc in next sp) repeat around, join (20 clusters)

Rnd 5: sl st into ch 2 sp, ch2, dc ch2, 2 dc in same sp* (ch2, 2 dc in next sp)3 times (2dc, ch2, 2 dc in next sp)*repeat around, join. (25 clusters)

Rnd 6: sl st into ch2 sp, ch2,dc, ch 2,2 dc in same sp*(ch2, 2 dc in next sp) 4 times (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc in next sp)* repeat around, join (30 clusters)

Rnd 7: sl st into ch2 sp, ch2, dc,ch2,2 dc in same sp *(ch2, 2 dc in next sp) 5 times (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc in next sp)* repeat around, join (35 clusters)
Rnd. 8: sl st into ch 2 sp, ch2, dcch2,,2 dc in same sp *(ch2, 2 dc in next sp)6 times (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc in next sp)*repeat around, join (40 clusters)
Rnd 9: sl st into ch 2 sp, ch2,dc, ch2, 2dc in same sp *(ch2, 2 dc in next sp) 7 times (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc in next sp)*repeat around, join (45 clusters)
Rnd 10: sl st into ch 2 sp, ch2, dc, 2, 2 dc in same sp *(ch2, 2 dc in next sp) 8 times (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc in next sp)*repeat around, join. (50 clusters)
Rnd 11: sc in each dc around, join (100 sc)
Rnd 12: *sc in 3 sc, sc dec over next 2 sc* repeat around, join (80 sc)
Rnd 13: repeat rnd 12 (64 sc)
Rnd 14: *sc in 2 sc, sc dec over next 2 sc* repeat around, join (48 sc)
Rnd 15: repeat rnd 14 (36 sc)
Rnd 16: sc in each sc around. End off.
Butterfly Applique
With MC, ch 2. In 3rd ch from hook, work 3 sc, hdc, 3sc, sl st to join. End off.
With CC1, join in 1st sc, ch7, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made) in same sc work 6 trebles, sc in front loop of next sc, fasten off.
With CC2, join in back loop of same st, sc in same loop, work 5 dc in next sc, sc in hdc, work 5 dc in next sc, sc in back loop of next sc. end off.
With CC1, join in front loop of same sc, ch 4, work 5 trebles in same st, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made) treble in same st, fasten off.
Pattern copyright 2012 by Judy Cox. You may NOT sell the pattern in any form. You MAY link to this pattern page. You MAY NOT sell finished items from this pattern online; you MAY sell finished items in local venues (craft shows, retail outlets, personal contacts).

Crochet flowers


Today’s post will be short & sweet.  I’m fighting a cold and don’t even feel like crocheting!


This vintage pattern for crocheted flowers uses fine thread.

vintage thread flowers

Crochet flowers





Today’s recipe is for the ultimate comfort food: the chocolate chip cookie ( a slightly tweaked version of the recipe-on-the-bag, thuis cookie is slightly lower in fat and softer:

Judy’s double chip cookies

3 sticks margarine

2 cups brown sugar, packed

1 cup white sugar

1 Tbsp vanilla

4 eggs

1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 bag butterscotch chips (or peanut butter or milk chocolate)

1 tsp soda

1/2 tsp salt

4 1/2 c flour

Cream sugars and margarine together. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in chips, soda and salt. Stir in flour. Drop by rounded spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 until edges are golden brown.

Free Pattern link: Valentine Slippers


It’s been cold here for the past few days. Mid-twenties! For this we could’ve stayed in Indiana! Most of the time, the winter months are the best time to be here. Most of our close neighbors are snowbirds, so our neighborhood is pretty quiet from April to October.

I’ve been working on my friend Alicia’s sweater. Hope I can  post a photo when it’s finished. Also did a Facebook page for NameBlessings, but it needs some tweaking. Also added a NameBlessings page for here. Order yours while they’re still free!

One thing I really miss about the nursing home is the crochet pals I had there. Every day, Martha, Nancy and I would sit together in the atrium and crochet. Our table was known as the “knitting table”(most staff members admired our “knitting” no matter how many times we called it crochet! ) Martha is a newbie and perpetually surprised by the variety of things you can crochet. Nancy is an expert crocheter, and we loved sharing knowledge and encouragement with one another. I’m looking forward to making new friends through this blog and the online communities I’ve joined!


Free Pattern of the Day:

Anticipating the next holiday​ Today’s free pattern has a cute Valentine theme.

Valentine Slippers

The pattern for these cute slippers can be found at http://www.momsloveofcrochet.com/ValentineSlippers.html


Some people worry about crocheted or knitted slippers being too slippery and leading to falls. You can use dimensional fabric paint on the soles to create a non-skid alternative. Just squiggle the paint on in any pattern you like.


Have you seen the chairside yarn buckets? They hold 6 large skeins and keep yarn clean and tangle free. But I’d rather spend the 20 on yarn! Especially when an empty Tidy Cat bucket with 6 ¼ inch holes in the lid does the same job for free! (And gives hubby a chance to “help” with the crafting!

Tim just LOVES to play with his cordless drill!)

Here’s another quick and easy recipe: cheese vegetable soup.


2 slices white onion, diced

2 TBS margarine

1 bag frozen mixed vegetables (I use the kind WITHOUT lima beans!)


milk (2-3 cups)

¼ c flour

2′ chunk of Velveeta, diced


saute onion in margarine until transparent. Add vegetables; cover with water. Cook until vegetables are done. Add milk, flour, and cheese. Season to taste. (Freezes well).


That’s all for this time. Keep coming back for more great free patterns!





Free crochet pattern: Rainbow potholder


Free Original Pattern of the Day: the Rainbow Potholder


Here’s a simple potholder that is a great way to use up odds and ends of yarns. Like many of my patterns, it’s made in one piece with no seams and minimal finishing. (Does anybody besides me hate “finishing”?) Brighten up your kitchen or your craft show display with these quick and easy potholders!

Rainbow Potholder

Rainbow Potholder


worsted weight yarn in white, blue, purple, pink, orange, yellow, and green

Sample was made with Red Heart Super Saver (yeah, I know. The yarn pickin’s in our small town are pretty slim!)



size H crochet hook (4.25 mm)



double crochet


Work over yarn ends as you go. If you join new yarn in a different place on each round, joining will be less noticeable.


Rnd. 1: With white, ch 3. 11 dc in first ch (12 dc) Join. Fasten off.

Rnd 2: With blue, work 2 dc in each st around (24 dc) Join. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: With purple, * work 2dc in 1st st, dc in next st*.Repeat. (36dc) Join. Fasten off.

Rnd. 4: With pink, *dc in 3 sts, 2 dc in next st*. Repeat (48 dc). Join. Fasten off.

Rnd. 5: With orange, *dc in 4 sts, 2 dc in next st *. Repeat (60 dc) Join. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: With yellow, *dc in 5 sts, 2 dc in next st*. Repeat (72 dc) Join. Fasten off.

Rnd 7: Fold potholder in half. Work through both rows of sts to close semicircle. *2 dc in 1st st, dc in next 6 sts* Repeat three times. In next st, work dc ch 10 dc in same st (hanging loop), dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * to * to end. Fasten off. Weave in end.


Copyright info: Please do not sell or repost my original patterns. Feel free to link to this page if you wish to share the pattern with others. You may NOT sell items made from this pattern online. You MAY sell items made from this pattern at craft shows, local shops, or to personal contacts.


Please read and honor the designer’s copyright restrictions so that we may all continue to enjoy free access to great patterns!


Just so you know (if you haven’t already figured it out) I like colorful patterns. Designs that are either fun or fancy. I don’t believe that “ugly” is in any way “artistic”. I’m a dedicated freebie-finder, but I look for quality, not quantity. And, of course, simplicity, because I HATE tedious finishing!

Don’t forget to request your free NameBlessing at judy33873 at gmail.com