Free Crochet Pitcher Cover Pattern

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Bugs falling into your drink? Tired of having to shoo those pesky gnats away? Well, we’ve got you covered!Ha ha ha!! That’s my little old timey slogan for my new crochet pitcher cover. Lame I know but I couldn’t help myself. Summer is here and so are the bugs! Having bugs crawl/fly into my drinks is not something I look forward to.

So when I saw a crochet pitcher cover in a magazine the other day I had to jump on that train.The one I saw in the magazine was made from a piece of fabric and then had beads crocheted around the edges of it (if you can picture that with me) but I thought I could easily crochet the entire cover. So I did! At first it was hard finding a pattern that didn’t have any holes. Most granny squares work up really quickly because they have gaps between the stitches but I was able to find a pattern that didn’t have holes. Score!

Here are the materials that you will need:

  • Size 4 cotton yarn (or something similar in weight) I used Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Cotton”
  • 4 mm crochet hook. (Size G)
  • Scissors
  • 6 heavy beads (preferably with large holes)
  • Tapestry needle

Stitches to know before you make:

  • Magic ring
  • Slip stitch (slst)
  • Chain (ch)
  • Single crochet (sc)
  • Double Crochet (dc)
  • Round (Rnd)

Note: Every stitch will be written out the first time it is mentioned and then abbreviated after that.

Special Stitches:

The Magic ring.

  1. Wrap yarn clockwise around your finger 2 times to form a ring.
  2. Holding yarn and tail between left thumb and middle finger, insert hook into ring, grab the working yarn and pull through the ring.
  3. Chain the number of times needed to begin first round (you’ll need to chain 3 for this pattern)
  4. Work additional stitches into ring to finish the first round.
  5. BEFORE joining the first round, gently pull the beginning tail to cinch up the ring. 1 of the 2 strands will tighten while the other does not.
  6. Pull the tight ring until the loose one is tight and then finish cinching the ring by pulling the yarn tail.

Now make this pitcher cover quick before any bugs get in there!

Crochet Pitcher Cover Pattern

The Crochet Pitcher Cover is almost 5 inches across. It’s measures 4 and 3/4.

Start with a magic ring.

Round 1: Chain 3 (counts as double crochet now and throughout), 11 dc into ring, join with a slip stitch to the top of ch 3. (12 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 3 dc in the next dc, *dc in the next dc, 3 dc in the next dc; repeat from * 4 more times, join with a slst to the top of ch 3. (23 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, single crochet in the same stitch, ch 1, skip 1 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, *sc in the next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc; repeat from * around, join with slst to first sc. (18 sc, 25 ch)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next ch 1 space, dc in the next sc, 3 dc in the next ch 2 space, dc in the next sc, dc in the next ch 1 space, *dc in the next sc, dc in the next ch 1 space, dc in the next sc, 3 dc in the next ch 2 space, dc in the next sc, dc in ch 1 space; repeat from * around, join with a slst to top of ch 3. (48 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in the same stitch, * ch 1, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in he next dc, (ch 1, skip 1 dc, sc in the next dc) 2 times; repeat from * around, omitting last sc, join with slst to top of ch 1. (37 ch, 30 sc)

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc into sc, dc into ch 1 space, dc into sc, dc into ch 1 space, 3 dc into ch 3 space. *Dc into ch 1 space, dc into sc, dc into ch 1 space, dc into sc, dc into ch 1 space, dc into sc, dc into ch 1 space, 3 dc into ch 3 space repeat from * around, join with slst to top of ch 3.

Rnd 7: *Ch 5, skip 1 dc, sc into next dc, ch 16, skip 7 dc, sc into next dc; repeat from * around, join with a slst to beginning of chain 5. Fasten off.

Woo Hoo! You finished the crochet pitcher cover. Take that you nasty bugs! Ha ha ha! *coughs* Oh um, sorry. Anywho, now it’s time to add your beads.

The beads I used were from an old key chain stretchy. They are really cool clay beads and I had been saving them to try to salvage them again in some way and so I used them for this pattern!I cut a 6 inch piece of the same yarn and folded it in half. Then used my crochet hook to pull and over hand knot through the longest chain space on the pitcher cover.

Crochet Pitcher Cover

Crochet Pitcher Cover

Crochet Pitcher Cover

Before you try adding the beads, twist the yarn together between your fingers to get it really tight and small. Then you should be able to push the yarn through. I had to use my crochet hook to push the last little bit through sometimes.

Crochet Pitcher Cover

Pull the bead up close to the crochet chains and then tie an over hand knot to hold the bead on. Then cut off excess yarn.

Crochet Pitcher Cover

Yay! Now you have a really cute way to keep the bugs out of your pitcher!

Crochet Pitcher Cover

Crochet Pitcher Cover

If you want to check out some of my other free patterns, I have one for Crochet Tea Towels and Washcloths! Thanks for stopping by!

Free Crochet Tea Towel Pattern

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I did a giveaway with a gal on Instagram (you can follow me @oneyellowfeatherco!) where she made place mats that matched my crochet tea towels!

Crochet tea towels and place mats

That was the first collaboration I had ever done so I was pretty proud of myself for having had the courage to put myself and my work out there!

This is a very simple crochet tea towel topper and is perfect for beginners. You’ll be pleased with how your tea towels are fantastically transformed.

Like with my Crochet Wash Cloths, I used “I love this cotton!” from Hobby Lobby. And named rightly so because this cotton yarn is very soft and isn’t stiff like other cotton yarns.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4.25mm crochet hook
  • Cute Tea Towels
  • I love this cotton! yarn (or another similar cotton)
  • Matching embroidery thread
  • Needle

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The first thing I did was iron out any of the wrinkles in the tea towel. That way it will nice and flat when you hang it up. And it will be easier to add the blanket stitch to the top. Fold your tea towel in 3rd’s. (My tea towel was about 6 and 1/2 inches wide when folded this way.) You’re ready to begin your blanket stitch.

If you don’t know how to do a blanket stitch, don’t be intimidated! It is a lot easier than I thought it as going to be at first. You can watch this little video I made to get you started! It’s my first tutorial ever and I’m so proud of it!

Now that you have your blanket stitch on your tea towels it’s time to grab your yarn.

Crochet tea towel topper

With the 4.25 mm hook, join your yarn to the right side of your tea towel with a slip stitch. Chain 1 and single crochet across the top placing one single crochet for every blanket stitch. Chain 1. Turn.

*Single crochet 2 together, single crochet across until last 2 stitches, single crochet 2 together, chain 1, turn. Continue from * until your topper has 7 stitches across the top.

Continue with 7 single crochet stitches until the topper is long enough to reach around your oven handle. (Mine was 17 rows.) Now you will make your button-hole.

Single crochet in the next 2 stitches, Chain 3, single crochet in the last 2 stitches. Chain 1, turn.

Single crochet across the top of the button-hole so it looks like this.

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Single crochet 2 more rows. Fasten off.

Then join with a slip stitch to where you began your stitches and single crochet around the edge of the towel topper. This will give it a nice finished look.

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Aren’t they awesome?! Since I’m not there to do it give yourself a high-five!

I hope you enjoyed making these crochet tea towels as much as I did! If you want to check this set of tea towels you can take a little looky in my etsy shop here! 10% of the proceeds are donated to Voice of the Martyrs. An organization that helps supports persecuted Christians in hostile countries.

Free Pattern Tea Towels Crochet

Until next time, cheers!

Free Crochet Wash Cloth Pattern

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I recently asked my peeps on Instagram if they would like a post about a crochet wash cloth pattern and there was a resounding yes! So after I got my Etsy shop up and running I decided to give my blog some love again and get down to writing.

I usually try to pick patterns that are simple (two, at the most 3 different stitches) because when you have a 4-year-old is asking for a snack and 20-month-old who is trying to climb onto your lap while you are crochet is difficult, let me tell ya.

The stitch for this crochet wash cloth is kind of like a griddle stitch or crumple stitch. It is just switching back and forth between a short stitch and a taller one. And I love the design that comes from it.

Free wash cloth pattern

Special note!

You should begin every row with a single crochet and end with a half double crochet. So when you are crocheting your single crochet stitch it should be on top of a half double crochet stitch from the previous row and vice versa.

What you’ll need:

5mm hook

I really like this cotton yarn and is, rightly named, “I Love This Cotton!” from Hobby Lobby. Other cotton yarns I have felt are stiff and rough but this is the softest kind I have felt outside of a specialty store. Because all real yarn lovers judge a good yarn first by how it feels then by how it looks. Because let’s face it, yarn can look really pretty but then feel like your wearing Velcro.

PeriwinkleNow without further ado…

Crochet Wash Cloth Pattern

I made this the size of a baby wash cloth but you could make it bigger if you want. Just use multiples of 2+1.

Foundation Chain: Chain 33.

Row 1: Single Crochet into 2nd chain from hook. *Half double crochet into next stitch then Single Crochet into next stitch. Repeat from * until the end of the row alternating stitches. Last stitch should be a HDC. Chain 1. Turn.

Row 2: *Single Crochet in first stitch then Half Double Crochet in next. Repeat from * to the end of the row.

Continue in this pattern for 28 rows.

Row 28: After you chain 1, DO NOT turn but single crochet around the edge of the wash cloth. Weave in end.

And you’re done! Super easy right?! I love how they turned out. The single crochet edge really finishes it off and will keep it from losing it’s shape.

Free crochet wash cloth pattern

My philosophy is the easy and more simple the better. Because you can’t really screw it up. And if you do, then you should probably let someone else do it. Kidding!! But, if I made anything unclear or strangely weird then feel free to email me or say so in the comments below!

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