Designing with a Crochet Stitch Pattern Dictionary

StitchDict5This year I am making a resolution to keep my new year’s resolutions. So I am starting right away by designing a quick and easy crochet accessory pattern. I need a few cute head warmers in my closet. With my hair growing out, I’ve taken to wearing pony tails to keep it out of my face, and pony tails and hats don’t really mix for me.

I pulled out my copy of Crochet Stitch Dictionary by Sarah Hazell. I needed a stitch pattern with visual interest and texture that was dense enough to provide warmth. The Front Raised Double and Double Raised Rib stitches were gorgeous, and I really like the Dots and Diamonds design. I settled on the Crossed Ripple stitch pattern. The texture is just so intriguing, and it’s an easily memorized but fun pattern to work.

And I have plans for a few of the other stitch patterns I fell in love with. I can see why the Crochet Stitch Dictionary is one of our most popular books. Order or download your copy of Crochet Stitch Dictionary today and start designing! Then share your designs. I’d love to see what you create.


Clockwise: Front Raised Double, Double Raised Rib, Dots and Diamonds, Crossed Ripple

Shooting Star Head Warmer


Finished ear warmer unblocked

With worsted weight yarn and size H (5 mm) hook, fsc 19.

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout), sk first fsc, * sk next 2 fsc, dc in next fsc, ch 1, dc in first skipped fsc; rep from * across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, sk first sc, *sk next 2 sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, FPdc around dc below first of 2 dc skipped; rep from * to last sc, dc in last sc, turn
Repeat Rows 2–3 until headwarmer measures 20 inches long. Seam ends together.

Best wishes,

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