Cookie Cutie Skirt

I am so ready for Christmas time! I love the holiday cheer, the festive music and, of course, all the delicious food. Don’t you? This adorable skirt was inspired by everyone’s favorite holiday treat – gingerbread cookies!

This pattern features:

No need to count stitches after the first round

No sewing and hardly noticeable seam

A drawstring waist for a snug fit

White ric rac stitches to mimic frosting

3 red “gumdrop” buttons on the front

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Mountain Reflection Fingerless Gloves

These unisex fingerless gloves are perfect for driving and texting (just not at the same time!). The pattern is made using the tapestry crochet technique. If you’ve never done this technique before, this is a great little pattern to learn from. Make a pair for yourself and a few extras for quick Christmas gifts!

A printable PDF version of this pattern with written instructions for the patterned rows and a blank graph for designing your own pattered gloves is available in my Love Crafts store for only $1.99 Thank you for your support!

Materials

Worsted Weight Yarn in 2 Colors (Caron Simply Soft is suggested)

Size G6 – 4 mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Skill Level

Yardage

110 yards Main Color

40 yards Accent Color

Finished Measurements

7 inches around wristband unstretched

7 inches from bottom to top

Abbreviations 

ch = chain

sk = skip

sc = single crochet

st = stitch

sl st = slip stitch

hdc = half double crochet

blo = back loops only

inc = increase

dec = decrease

Gauge

ch 18

Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch until the end. (17)

Rows 2-16: ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (17)

Finished square should measure 4 inches X 4 inches (10 cm X 10 cm). 

Notes

The wristband of the glove is worked in rows. The band is then slip stitched together to form a circle and the rest of the glove is worked in rounds. 

The pattern on the gloves is the same on the front and the back so there is no need for separate instructions for the left and right glove. Both gloves have the same thumbhole placement.

Color Changes: When you have 2 loops of your hook from the last dc of the current color, draw up a loop from the new color to pull through the 2 loops and finish the dc, then sl st to the next square and complete it as normal with the new color.

Tapestry Crochet: To ensure straight lines and a clear pattern, work in the blo for the patterned rounds. Always carry your unused yarn along with you by holding it on top of the stitches you are working into. Every so often, gently tug on your unused yarn to keep it taut. Do not pull so hard that your work starts to bunch up. 

Wristband

ch 9

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each other ch across. (8)

Rows 2-30: ch 1, working in blo, sc in each st across. (8)

Hold both ends of the wristband together and sl st through both the 1st and last rows at the same time to form a circle. Turn the band inside out to hide the sl st seam. 

Round 1: Working evenly along the sides of your sc rows, ch 1, sc 30. (30)

Round 2: ch 1, working in blo, *sc 2, inc* repeat from * to * 9 more times. (40)

Patterned Rounds

Graph Notes: Start at the bottom right hand corner and read from right to left, repeat each round twice. Always carry your unused yarn with you, even when it won’t be used in that round, otherwise your gauge will be off.  Do not join after every round, simply work on top of the last rounds stitches in a spiral. Round 10 has the thumbhole. It is marked with a dot on the graph. You will need to read the written instructions for that round.

Round 12: ***thumb*** (ac) x 16, ch 8, sk 8, (ac) x 16

Round 13: (mc) x 2, ac, (mc) x 12, ac, (mc) ch 6, ac, (mc) x 12, ac, (mc) x 3  (TIP: work stitches over the thumb hole into the chains and around the dropped (ac) strand from the previous row)

Final Rounds

Complete these rounds after following the graph or written instructions for the patterned rounds.

Round 22: sl st to the first st from round 21, ch 2, hdc in same st and in the next 5, dec, *hdc 6, dec* repeat from * to * 3 more times. Sl st to first hdc of the round. (35)

Rounds 23-24: ch 2, working in the third loop, hdc around. Sl st to first hdc of the round. Cut yarn and weave in ends. (35)

Please do not redistribute this pattern as your own, but feel free to sell finished items made from this pattern as long as you credit Nine Inspired as the designer. Do not use my photos as your own. If you make this pattern, tag me @nineinspired on social media so I can see your amazing work!

Highlander Table Runner

Fall has got me feeling some type of way and I just can’t get enough plaid in my life! Add a touch of seasonal spirit to your table this season with my Highlander Table Runner.

I love the orange and white combination for Fall. It makes me think of pumpkin spice, Halloween, crunchy leaves and Thanksgiving dinner. Fall is by far my favorite season! Can you tell?

Mix up the colors to make your own version. How about red and white or green and white for Christmas? Or black and red for a more traditional buffalo plaid? As long as you pick two colors with high contrast, I’m sure it will turn out great!

Let’s talk about the pattern. It’s the C2C you know and love…with a twist!

The points of the table runner are NOT worked separately from the rectangle. The cat’s out of the bag…C2C is not just for squares anymore! The table runner is worked as two separate pentagons. Then you sew or slip stitch the two pentagons together along the flat sides. Don’t worry though, it’s not hard!

Learning this exciting NEW C2C technique is easy with my highly detailed PDF pattern that includes full color graphs, row by row written instructions and detailed diagrams! Also, rest assured, this pattern has been rigorously tested for clarity by my wonderful testers!

The tassels are totally optional but I think they really help pull the whole thing together. This table runner will be the talk of the evening at every dinner party you throw!

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Please do not redistribute this pattern as your own, but feel free to sell finished items made from this pattern as long as you credit Nine Inspired as the designer. If you make this pattern, please tag me on social media @nineinspired so I can see!