This year for the Crochet Cancer Challenge, Christine of Sweet Potato 3 (the organizer behind this amazing month long hatraiser, had asked us to pick a type of cancer to design our hats for to represent and bring to light some different kinds.
I chose brain cancer. Why? I fear it. Some of the symptoms of tumors, like headaches and migraines or weird things with vision are things that I experience regularly. If something were to come up and those were the only symptoms I had? No bueno. Not knowing things is not something this girl can handle. So I bring to you the Radioactive Beanie. The spiral on the top of the hat represents the feeling of spiraling when you get bad news, but also the sun; because there is always hope. The diamonds around the bottom signifies the strength it takes to battle the beast and the love and faith built during the fight. This pattern includes instructions for a yarmulke, a messy bun hat, and an ear warmer. Remember, a download is a pledge to donate the hat to a fighter or a survivor! Click here and use the code "CC2019" to get your Radioactive Beanie on and don't be shy! Share your work with the hashtag #CrochetCancerChallenge so all participants can see how far the love goes! More links about the Cancer Challenge are below:
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There seem to have been some issues with my website today and I sincerely apologize for all of the trouble. This pattern can now also be found onRavelry as a way to hopefully surpass any future issues. Thanks for your patience, and again, I am so sorry for the problems that have occurred. As usual, please contact me if you need any help with anything. Happy hooking <3
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Putting It Together.Notes
AbbreviationsCh  chain A  Accent color B  Background color P  Picture Color PatternCh 21
← Row 1 [RS]: B into the second ch from the hook, B19. → Row 2 [WS]: B20 ← Row 3 [RS]: B3, P14, B3 → Row 4 [WS]: B2, P16, B2 ← Row 5 [RS]: B2, P, B, A12, B, P, B2 → Row 6 [WS]: B5, A10, B5 ← Row 7 [RS]: B5, P9, B6 → Row 8 [WS]: B6, P8, B6 ← Row 9 [RS]: B6, P7, B7 → Row 10 [WS]: B7, P7, B6 ← Row 11 [RS]: B6, P7, B7 → Row 12 [WS]: B8, P5, B7 ← Row 13 [RS]: B7, P4, B3, P3, B3 → Row 14 [WS]: B2, P2, B, P2, B2, P4, B7 ← Row 15 [RS]: B7, P3, B3, P, B2, P2, B2 → Row 16 [WS]: B2, P2, B6, P3, B7 ← Row 17 [RS]: B8, P3, B4, P2, B3 → Row 18 [WS]: B4, P7, B9 ← Row 19 [RS]: B11, P3, B6 → Row 20 [WS]: B20 I am a day late!! I was quite ill yesterday, and I apologize for being so late on this! Here is the next piece for the crochet along! Notes
AbbreviationsCh  chain A  Accent creature color B  Background color C  Creature color PatternCh  21
← Row 1 [RS]: B into the second ch from the hook. 19B (20 stitches) → Row 2 [WS]: 20B (20 stitches) ← Row 3 [RS]: 2B, 5C, 3B, 3C, 2B, 3C, 2B (20 stitches) → Row 4 [WS]: 3B, 14C, 3B (20 stitches) ← Row 5 [RS]: 3B, 14C, 3B (20 stitches) → Row 6 [WS]: 4B, 12C, 4B (20 stitches) ← Row 7 [RS]: 4B, 12C, 4B (20 stitches) → Row 8 [WS]: 4B, 12C, 4B (20 stitches) ← Row 9 [RS]: 4B, 12C, 4B (20 stitches) → Row 10 [WS]: 4B, 3C, A, 4C, A, 3C, 4B (20 stitches) ← Row 11 [RS]: 4B, 2C, 3A, 2C, 3A, 2C, 4B (20 stitches) → Row 12 [WS]: 4B, 2C, 3A, 2C, 3A, 2C, 4B (20 stitches) ← Row 13 [RS]: 4B, 2C, 3A, 2C, 3A, 2C, 4B (20 stitches) → Row 14 [WS]: 4B, 3C, A, 4C, A, 3C, 4B (20 stitches) ← Row 15 [RS]: 5B, 10C, 5B (20 stitches) → Row 16 [WS]: 5B, 10C, 5B (20 stitches) ← Row 17 [RS]: 6B, 8C, 6B (20 stitches) → Row 18 [WS]: 7B, 6C, 7B (20 stitches) ← Row 19 [RS]: 20B (20 stitches) → Row 20 [WS]: 20B (20 stitches) IT'S SPOOKTOBER!!! As I always say, I'm just not into the blah blah blah before sharing a pattern. SO, I wanted to do something different than my usual so here is a crochet along that I hope you enjoy participating in with me! YES, this is family friendly <3 Materials(4) Worsted Weight 3 colors and one color for border 3.5mm hook yarn needle Scissors Abbreviatons:SL ST  slip stitch CH  chain MCO  main color one MCT  main color two P  mystery image Notes:
Pattern:Ch 101 (with MCT)
Row 1 : MCT into the second ch from the hook. (MCT) x 98. Row 2  10: (MCT) x 100 Row 11  20: (MCO) x 100 Row 21  24: (MCT) x 100 ← Row 25 [RS]: (MCT) x 42, P, (MCT) x 57 → Row 26 [WS]: (MCT) x 57, P, (MCT) x 42 ← Row 27 [RS]: (MCT) x 42, P2, (MCT) x 56 → Row 28 [WS]: (MCT) x 32, P, (MCT) x 23, P2, (MCT) x 42 ← Row 29 [RS]: (MCT) x 42, P3, (MCT) x 21, P, (MCT) x 33 → Row 30 [WS]: (MCT) x 33, P2, (MCT) x 20, P3, (MCT) x 42 ← Row 31 [RS]: (MCO) x 42, P4, (MCO) x 18, P2, (MCO) x 34 → Row 32 [WS]: (MCO) x 34, P3, (MCO) x 17, P4, (MCO) x 42 ← Row 33 [RS]: (MCO) x 42, P5, (MCO) x 14, P4, (MCO) x 35 → Row 34 [WS]: (MCO) x 36, P4, (MCO) x 12, P6, (MCO) x 42 ← Row 35 [RS]: (MCO) x 41, P7, (MCO) x 11, P5, (MCO) x 36 → Row 36 [WS]: (MCO) x 16, P, (MCO) x 20, P6, (MCO) x 8, P8, (MCO) x 41 ← Row 37 [RS]: (MCO) x 41, P10, (MCO) x 4, P8, (MCO) x 17, P3, (MCO) x 17 → Row 38 [WS]: (MCO) x 18, P4, (MCO) x 16, P21, (MCO) x 41 ← Row 39 [RS]: (MCO) x 40, P22, (MCO) x 13, P5, (MCO) x 20 → Row 40 [WS]: (MCO) x 21, P7, (MCO) x 10, P22, (MCO) x 40 ← Row 41 [RS]: (MCT) x 39, P24, (MCT) x 5, P10, (MCT) x 22 → Row 42 [WS]: (MCT) x 23, P40, (MCT) x 37 ← Row 43 [RS]: (MCT) x 22, P2, (MCT) x 10, P42, (MCT) x 24 → Row 44 [WS]: (MCT) x 25, P52, (MCT) x 23 ← Row 45 [RS]: (MCT) x 25, P49, (MCT) x 22, P, (MCT) x 3 → Row 46 [WS]: (MCT) x 4, P, (MCT) x 22, P46, (MCT) x 27 ← Row 47 [RS]: (MCT) x 28, P45, (MCT) x 21, P2, (MCT) x 4 → Row 48 [WS]: (MCT) x 5, P2, (MCT) x 20, P45, (MCT) x 28 ← Row 49 [RS]: (MCT) x 29, P26, (MCT) x 3, P15, (MCT) x 18, P3, (MCT) x 6 → Row 50 [WS]: (MCT) x 7, P4, (MCT) x 16, P13, (MCT) x 6, P25, (MCT) x 29 ← Row 51 [RS]: (MCO) x 28, P26, (MCO) x 6, P15, (MCO) x 10, P7, (MCO) x 8 → Row 52 [WS]: (MCO) x 9, P30, (MCO) x 7, P10, (MCO) x 4, P12, (MCO) x 28 ← Row 53 [RS]: (MCO) x 27, P11, (MCO) x 7, P4, (MCO) x 3, P2, (MCO) x 8, P28, (MCO) x 10 → Row 54 [WS]: (MCO) x 12, P25, (MCO) x 9, P, (MCO) x 4, P3, (MCO) x 9, P12, (MCO) x 25 ← Row 55 [RS]: (MCO) x 24, P12, (MCO) x 10, P3, (MCO) x 4, P, (MCO) x 9, P24, (MCO) x 13 → Row 56 [WS]: (MCO) x 14, P22, (MCO) x 16, P, (MCO) x 12, P13, (MCO) x 22 ← Row 57 [RS]: (MCO) x 19, P15, (MCO) x 13, P, (MCO) x 16, P20, (MCO) x 16 → Row 58 [WS]: (MCO) x 17, P19, (MCO) x 16, P, (MCO) x 14, P17, (MCO) x 16 ← Row 59 [RS]: (MCO) x 7, P26, (MCO) x 25, P2, (MCO) x 4, P17, (MCO) x 19 → Row 60 [WS]: (MCO) x 21, P15, (MCO) x 3, P, (MCO) x 2, P, (MCO) x 25, P22, (MCO) x 10 ← Row 61 [RS]: (MCT) x 15, P17, (MCT) x 25, P, (MCT) x 2, P, (MCT) x 3, P13, (MCT) x 23 → Row 62 [WS]: (MCT) x 25, P12, (MCT) x 6, P, (MCT) x 25, P12, (MCT) x 19 ← Row 63 [RS]: (MCT) x 22, P9, (MCT) x 8, P4, (MCT) x 13, P, (MCT) x 6, P10, (MCT) x 27 → Row 64 [WS]: (MCT) x 30, P8, (MCT) x 5, P, (MCT) x 12, P, (MCT) x 4, P, (MCT) x 7, P8, (MCT) x 23 ← Row 65 [RS]: (MCT) x 23, P8, (MCT) x 6, P, (MCT) x 5, P, (MCT) x 13, P11, (MCT) x 32 → Row 66 [WS]: (MCT) x 56, P, (MCT) x 3, P2, (MCT) x 7, P8, (MCT) x 23 ← Row 67 [RS]: (MCT) x 23, P8, (MCT) x 12, P, (MCT) x 56 → Row 68 [WS]: (MCT) x 57, P, (MCT) x 11, P9, (MCT) x 22 ← Row 69 [RS]: (MCT) x 20, P12, (MCT) x 9, P, (MCT) x 58 → Row 70 [WS]: (MCT) x 59, P, (MCT) x 7, P14, (MCT) x 19 ← Row 71 [RS]: (MCO) x 18, P21, (MCO) x 61 → Row 72 [WS]: (MCO) x 63, P21, (MCO) x 16 ← Row 73 [RS]: (MCO) x 15, P20, (MCO) x 65 → Row 74 [WS]: (MCO) x 68, P20, (MCO) x 12 ← Row 75 [RS]: (MCO) x 8, P21, (MCO) x 71 → Row 76 [WS]: (MCO) x 78, P18, (MCO) x 4 ← Row 77 [RS]: (MCO) x 10, P7, (MCO) x 83 Row 78  80: (MCO) x 100 Row 81  90: (MCT) x 100 Row 91  100: (MCO) x 100 I don't like scrolling through stuff to get to the goods, so I won't make you.
This should work with any hook or any yarn. You just have a little bit of math to do! We are just going to do this part a bit differently as to accommodate our bustier pals with more cuppage. If you don't want to do your own math, I did it for you here. This way starts with the band and then works up from the bottom of the bust to the neck, Step One: Measure the under bust. Crochet that length minus 2”. (Make a note of how many chains have been done.) DC into the 4th ch from the hook and work across. Ch2 at the beginning of each of the next rows, ch2 counting as a stitch. Make this as long as you please. Step Two: Measure directly under the bust from the outside side of one breast to the outside side of the other. Make a chain that length. Now do a little bit of math here: *[(starting chain on the band  2)  (chain made to under bust length)] /2 = how many chains to skip on the band to start the bust On either side of the band, count out the total from the formulation above and place stitch markers. Step Three: This is where cuppage starts to matter. Using this list will help you to note when and where to increase appropriately.
Let's face it. When we think of crochet we think of things like this:Or maybe you still think crochet isn't meant for clothing, but accessories like this: And I get a TON of questions asking me why I make things meant for summer wear. Isn't it warm? Isn't it itchy? Doesn't it stretch too much? Isn't it too holey? This next one, was cotton. and the only issue that I had with cotton was that after it got wet initially, I tightened it up. Not a big deal, right!?Then we get into just straight up summer clothes and by golly.. I have so much these days! At the end of the day, you can use what you want. some yarn will stretch a little, some won't, so just keep that in mind for your tension. I tend to work a hook or 2 down ANYway so it never seems like a big step over here.
I have been in a bit of a creative rut for a few... months now. Heh. So I apologize for my absence in things and am working at getting more regular with things. That said, I am not going to bore you with a major length blog to scroll through before you reach the pattern.. SO, here you are, get the graph in the printable PDF either here or on Ravelry! The Pattern You've Been Awaiting...**Written in US terms** Materials
Gauge  8DC rows x 20DC = 4” × 4” Abbreviations
Right Handed Pattern Ch 61 ← Row 1 [RS]: SC into the 2nd from the hook, 59SC. (60) → Row 2 [WS]: 60SC. (60) ← Row 3 [RS]: 53SC, 3WO, 4SC. (60) → Row 4 [WS]: 4SC, 4WO, 52SC. (60) ← Row 5 [RS]: 52SC, 1WO, 1SC, 2WO, 4SC. (60) → Row 6 [WS]: 4SC, 2WO, 1SC, 1WO, 52SC. (60) ← Row 7 [RS]: 51SC, 1WO, 2SC, 2WO, 4SC. (60) → Row 8 [WS]: 4SC, 2WO, 2SC, 1WO, 51SC. (60) ← Row 9 [RS]: 23SC, 2WO, 26SC, 1WO, 2SC, 2WO, 4SC. (60) → Row 10 [WS]: 4SC, 2WO, 2SC, 1WO, 5SC, 2WO, 11SC, 4WO, 4SC, 3WO, 4SC, 2WO, 3SC, 3WO, 3SC, 3WO, 4SC. (60) ← Row 11 [RS]: 4SC, 3WO, 3SC, 3WO, 2SC, 4WO, 3SC, 1WO, 1SC, 1WO, 3SC, 7WO, 2SC, 4WO, 2SC, 3WO, 3SC, 1WO, 1SC, 1WO, 1SC, 3WO, 4SC. (60) → Row 12 [WS]: 5SC, 2WO, 1SC, 4WO, 1SC, 5WO, 1SC, 2WO, 1SC, 2WO, 1SC, 3WO, 4SC, 2WO, 1SC, 1WO, 1SC, 2WO, 1SC, 3WO, 1SC, 2WO, 2SC, 2WO, 4SC, 2WO, 4SC. (60) ← Row 13 [RS]: 14SC, 1WO, 2SC, 5WO, 2SC, 3WO, 6SC, 4WO, 2SC, 4WO, 2SC, 3WO, 3SC, 1WO, 1SC, 2WO, 1SC, 1WO, 3SC. (60) → Row 14 [WS]: 4SC, 3WO, 1SC, 1WO, 4SC, 2WO, 3SC, 3WO, 3SC, 3WO, 7SC, 3WO, 1SC, 4WO, 18SC. (60) ← Row 15 [RS]: 19SC, 3WO, 1SC, 2WO, 7SC, 3WO, 4SC, 2WO, 4SC, 2WO, 6SC, 2WO, 5SC. (60) → Row 16 [WS]: 5SC, 2WO, 7SC, 2WO, 10SC, 4WO, 6SC, 1WO, 3SC, 2WO, 18SC. (60) ← Row 17 [RS]: 18SC, 2WO, 3SC, 1WO, 5SC, 4WO, 11SC, 2WO, 6SC, 3WO, 5SC. (60) → Row 18 [WS]: 5SC, 3WO, 6SC, 2WO, 12SC, 5WO, 3SC, 2WO, 3SC, 2WO, 17SC. (60) ← Row 19 [RS]: 17SC, 2WO, 3SC, 2WO, 3SC, 3WO, 21SC, 4WO, 5SC. (60) → Row 20 [WS]: 5SC, 2WO, 1SC, 1WO, 27SC, 2WO, 4SC, 1WO, 17SC. (60) ← Row 21 [RS]: 21SC, 3WO, 26SC, 2WO, 1SC, 2WO, 5SC. (60) → Row 22 [WS]: 6SC, 1WO, 1SC, 2WO, 26SC, 3WO, 21SC. (60) ← Row 23 [RS]: 21SC, 2WO, 27SC, 2WO, 1SC, 1WO, 6SC. (60) → Row 24 [WS]: 6SC, 4WO, 27SC, 2WO, 21SC. (60) ← Row 25 [RS]: 21SC, 2WO, 27SC, 4WO, 6SC. (60) → Row 26 [WS]: 7SC, 3WO, 27SC, 2WO, 21SC. (60) ← Row 27 [RS]: 21SC, 2WO, 28SC, 1WO, 8SC. (60) → Row 28 [WS]: 60SC. (60) ← Row 29 [RS]: 60SC. (60) Left Handed PatternCh 61 → Row 1 [WS]: SC into the 2nd from the hook, 59SC. (60) ← Row 2 [RS]: 60SC. (60) → Row 3 [WS]: 53SC, 3WO, 4SC. (60) ← Row 4 [RS]: 4SC, 4WO, 52SC. (60) → Row 5 [WS]: 52SC, 1WO, 1SC, 2WO, 4SC. (60) ← Row 6 [RS]: 4SC, 2WO, 1SC, 1WO, 52SC. (60) → Row 7 [WS]: 51SC, 1WO, 2SC, 2WO, 4SC. (60) ← Row 8 [RS]: 4SC, 2WO, 2SC, 1WO, 51SC. (60) → Row 9 [WS]: 23SC, 2WO, 26SC, 1WO, 2SC, 2WO, 4SC. (60) ← Row 10 [RS]: 4SC, 2WO, 2SC, 1WO, 5SC, 2WO, 11SC, 4WO, 4SC, 3WO, 4SC, 2WO, 3SC, 3WO, 3SC, 3WO, 4SC. (60) → Row 11 [WS]: 4SC, 3WO, 3SC, 3WO, 2SC, 4WO, 3SC, 1WO, 1SC, 1WO, 3SC, 7WO, 2SC, 4WO, 2SC, 3WO, 3SC, 1WO, 1SC, 1WO, 1SC, 3WO, 4SC. (60) ← Row 12 [RS]: 5SC, 2WO, 1SC, 4WO, 1SC, 5WO, 1SC, 2WO, 1SC, 2WO, 1SC, 3WO, 4SC, 2WO, 1SC, 1WO, 1SC, 2WO, 1SC, 3WO, 1SC, 2WO, 2SC, 2WO, 4SC, 2WO, 4SC. (60) → Row 13 [WS]: 14SC, 1WO, 2SC, 5WO, 2SC, 3WO, 6SC, 4WO, 2SC, 4WO, 2SC, 3WO, 3SC, 1WO, 1SC, 2WO, 1SC, 1WO, 3SC. (60) ← Row 14 [RS]: 4SC, 3WO, 1SC, 1WO, 4SC, 2WO, 3SC, 3WO, 3SC, 3WO, 7SC, 3WO, 1SC, 4WO, 18SC. (60) → Row 15 [WS]: 19SC, 3WO, 1SC, 2WO, 7SC, 3WO, 4SC, 2WO, 4SC, 2WO, 6SC, 2WO, 5SC. (60) ← Row 16 [RS]: 5SC, 2WO, 7SC, 2WO, 10SC, 4WO, 6SC, 1WO, 3SC, 2WO, 18SC. (60) → Row 17 [WS]: 18SC, 2WO, 3SC, 1WO, 5SC, 4WO, 11SC, 2WO, 6SC, 3WO, 5SC. (60) ← Row 18 [RS]: 5SC, 3WO, 6SC, 2WO, 12SC, 5WO, 3SC, 2WO, 3SC, 2WO, 17SC. (60) → Row 19 [WS]: 17SC, 2WO, 3SC, 2WO, 3SC, 3WO, 21SC, 4WO, 5SC. (60) ← Row 20 [RS]: 5SC, 2WO, 1SC, 1WO, 27SC, 2WO, 4SC, 1WO, 17SC. (60) → Row 21 [WS]: 21SC, 3WO, 26SC, 2WO, 1SC, 2WO, 5SC. (60) ← Row 22 [RS]: 6SC, 1WO, 1SC, 2WO, 26SC, 3WO, 21SC. (60) → Row 23 [WS]: 21SC, 2WO, 27SC, 2WO, 1SC, 1WO, 6SC. (60) ← Row 24 [RS]: 6SC, 4WO, 27SC, 2WO, 21SC. (60) → Row 25 [WS]: 21SC, 2WO, 27SC, 4WO, 6SC. (60) ← Row 26 [RS]: 7SC, 3WO, 27SC, 2WO, 21SC. (60) → Row 27 [WS]: 21SC, 2WO, 28SC, 1WO, 8SC. (60) ← Row 28 [RS]: 60SC. (60) → Row 29 [WS]: 60SC. (60) If you wish to make a blanket with my rectangle pattern, here are the specs that you would need as long as you are following my gauge!
Width Height Blanket Type # of Squares 5 10 Throw 50 6 15 Twin 90 8 16 Double 128 9 18 Queen 162 10 18 King 180 Thanks for using my pattern! I would love to see what you make from it! Tag me on Instagram with @poiseandenvy to give me a peep or send it to me on Facebook, the contact me page, or via email. Any concerns that you may have with the pattern, you can follow the same protocol as showing off what your nimble fingers have created and I will respond as soon as I can! Cheers! And have a good fucking time with your next pattern! <3 Shelynn XOXO Poise & Envy Patterns are like another language of their own. If you don't know how to decipher this crafty shorthand it can be really difficult to crack the code and replicate the items you've been fawning over. Oh, this picture? My face when I have to learn something and it isn't working out. The LegendWhen reading a pattern, the legend will be the most important piece of the pattern to help you through the process. Most patterns have this on the first or second page of the pattern, listing the abbreviations used. (I work in US terms, so I will be writing this entire post in US terms as well.) Anyway, this is where the designer will tell you what abbreviations THEY use for each stitch. Sometimes this can differ apart from the basics. It is important to note these as sometimes repetitive intricacies and details are given a different term or abbreviation to simplify the overall understanding of the pattern. For example: dc  double crochet Or for the repetitive intricacies: picot  chain 5, slip stitch into the stitch you started in. The PatternPatterns tend to start with a chain (ch) or magic ring (MR). With chains and any other stitch, a number will be by it in some form or another ( dc x 4, 4dc, dc4, etc). There may be some abbreviations that don't even mean a stitch at all but to tell you how many to skip, where to place it, or even how many repetitions. Wording this is really hard, but as I said previously, crochet patterns are just shorthand. Once you know what each thing means, everything becomes so much easier. That said, always be sure to read notes and materials before you start! Gauge (an important piece of information that I will describe in another post), yardage (how much yarn you will need), hook suggestions, hardware, stitch markers, etc will be listed and anything weird that may do in the pattern that differs from others. Something as simple as chaining before you start any row and that not counting as a stitch can change up the end product. But I Can Free hand, Why Should I Bother?There are some projects where free handing will only get you so far. Free handing is an amazing skill to have, but so is reading patterns. Intricate laces are much harder to freehand, or copy from a photo. Some shapes you need JUST the right count to make it work. This doesn't mean to stop free handing. But as a free handing artisan, maybe learn to read patterns for the sake of furthering your skill! There is so much information out there, it seems a shame to not utilize it! PRINT ME!To help you get started, I have made a small legend of some basic stitches to help you in your pattern reading endeavors. You can print this out and paper clip it to a pattern for a consistent reference or just keep it near a device, or on a device nearby, whatever works for you! If you are trying to read a pattern and are running into issues you can always ask the crew and someone will help! You may only post the row you are having an issue with and one row before and one row after for context for copyright reasons.

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