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Filled with creative crochet projects, Crochet To Calm includes 18 easy patterns for a variety of projects you will enjoy making and gifting to your friends and family. Try the Chevron Scarf Pattern Excerpt included in my post!

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Crochet To Calm

 Crochet to Calm

Stitch and De-Stress with 18 Simple Crochet Patterns

This book has been created for your enjoyment and is filled with patterns you can crochet while you relax. You won’t find complex stitches or hard to remember repeat sequences in this book. These patterns are easy to follow, contain repetitive stitch patterns and small challenges to keep you focused on your work. You will be relaxing and de-stressing with the therapeutic effect of crochet in no-time!

Each pattern includes clear illustrations, written crochet instructions in US Crochet Terms and easy-to-follow photographs. Abbreviations and techniques are included at the end of the book. Techniques shown are: adjustable ring, back post double crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, mattress stitch, single crochet and treble crochet.

Patterns are written by a number of great Indie Designers you may recognize from their online websites, including Tara Murray (Mamachee), Lisa Van Klaveren (Holland Designs), Julie King (Gleeful Things) and Annemarie Benthem (Annmarie’s Haakblog). Other designers who contributed are: Adrienne Brigham, Jennifer Brown, Kate Dohn, Erin Hansen, Desiree Hobson, Amy Kleinpeter, Carla Malcomb, Martha McKeon, Mandy O’Sullivan, Melissa Thibault and Justine Walley.

The patterns in Crochet to Calm are organized into two categories and include:

For The Home

  • Market Tote (Kate Brown)
  • Bulky Pillow (Carla Malcomb)
  • Papillon Pouf (Annemarie Benthem)
  • Circle Square Pillow (Annemarie Benthem)
  • Honeycomb Blanket (Adrienne Brigham)
  • Small Crochet Basket (Desiree Hobson)
  • Coffee Mug Cozy (Jennifer Brown)
  • Zinnia Pillow (Amy Kleinpeter)
  • Meditative Mandala (Mandy O’Sullivan)

Friends, Family, & You

  • Crochet Mittens (Martha McKeon)
  • Peachy Arm Warmers (Jule King)
  • Pinecone Infinity Scarf (Julie King)
  • Babala Hat (Tara Murray)
  • Juno Slouchy Hat (Justine Walley)
  • Super Chunky Cowl (Erin Hansen)
  • Slouchy Slipper Boots (Lisa Van Klaveren)
  • Sweet Granny Square Slippers (Melissa Thibault)
  • Chevron Scarf (Amy Kleinpeter)

 Here’s A Great Peek Inside:

Some of my favorite designs are:

  • Honeycomb Blanket
  • Babala Hat
  • Chevron Scarf ()
  • Bulky Pillow

The Publisher has generously gifted us a Bonus Excerpt Pattern!

You can save yourself a copy below – remember my Printfriendly Button is located at the end of the post! The pattern is also in PDF format so if you want a copy of that you can also download it directly from the link in the pattern below.


Bonus Chevron Scarf Pattern Excerpt

PIN this Chevron Scarf pattern for Later here

Excerpted from Crochet to Calm: Stitch and De-Stress with 18 Colorful Crochet Patterns by Interweave Books. Copyright © 2016 F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photos courtesy of Chris Dempsey Photography.

Chevron Scarf - Crochet To Calm

Chevron Scarf

By Amy Kleinpeter

Not just any scarf—a dramatic, warm, lovely piece that will make you feel enveloped in a hug.

 

Finished Size

Scarf measures 92″ (234 cm) long excluding fringe x 9″ (23 cm) wide.

 

Yarn

Bulky weight (#6 Super Bulky).

 

SHOWN HERE: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (80% acrylic/20% wool; 106 yd/97 m; 6 oz/170 g): #122 Taupe, 4 skeins.

Chevron Scarf - Crochet To Calm

Notions

Yarn needle.

 

Hook

Size M-13 (9 mm).

 

Gauge

8 sts and 8 rows in sc worked in back loop only = 4″ (10 cm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Chevron Scarf - Crochet To Calm 

 

 

Chevron Scarf Diagram

Chevron Scarf - Crochet To Calm

INSTRUCTIONS

Cut 60 strands of yarn 22″ (56 cm) long for fringe and set aside.

Ch 27.

 

ROW 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 11 ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in each of next 11 ch, 2 sc in last ch, turn. (26 sc)

 

ROWS 2–120: Ch 1, working in back loops only, 2 sc in first st, sc in each of next 11 sts, skip next 2 sts, sc in each of next 11 sts, 2 sc in last st, turn. (26 sts) Fasten off.

 

FINISHING

Weave in ends. Using 2 strands of yarn for each fringe, single-knot one fringe in every other st across each end of scarf. Trim even as desired.

Chevron Scarf - Crochet To Calm

Excerpted from Crochet to Calm: Stitch and De-Stress with 18 Colorful Crochet Patterns by Interweave Books. Copyright © 2016 F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photos courtesy of Chris Dempsey Photography.

 


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31 Comments

  1. Hi Connie, I assure you the scarf pictured at the bottom and the stitch diagram are for the same scarf 🙂 The pattern is written in U.S. Crochet Terms and is a simple Chevron stitch design. Best wishes, Rhondda

  2. The pattern listed for the scarf does not make the scarf pictured. Guess I’ll figure it out on my own.

  3. Such a fantastic variety of patterns in this book. Of the ones shown, I think my favorite is Meditative Mandala though I’ve never made one.

  4. This is why I crochet. It’s relaxing. I like easier projects that are easily memorized, but still turn into lovely things.

  5. Thank you for the review, I have bought the book and also make the honeycomb blanket 🙂

  6. I would love to get this book someday, looks like lots of great projects. Love that mandala!

  7. I love the calmness from concentrating on crochet, it’s very soothing when anxious. So this book looks like it would be a great addition to the crochet book shelf 🙂

  8. Crochet is my therapy and saved my life so I love that they have this book out there

  9. This is a great book review. I love to crochet accessories for my home and I also love to crochet scarves to give away.

  10. Crochet is a THERAPY IN ITSELF, PLUS YOUR completed item gives you memories of the work you so enjoyed making it! Great patterns in this book.

  11. Crochet has always been my “go to” when feeling down or stressed so this book is great for me..

  12. Crochet is my therapy, these look like great patterns for that! Thx.

  13. Love this book.. putting it on my wish list for my birthday

  14. Hi, you are great with such comments we know what we are buying, I specially like short projects since I get bored easily. Love this book I will bought it today. You should be paid for this !! Best regards, Elda Da Fonseca

  15. This book would be great especially after working a complicated pattern. I always like to work a more relaxing pattern after a more complicated one.

  16. I think I would like this book because of the ease of the patterns. I am blind though I do some complex patterns, it would be nice to have a book of patterns that are nice but relaxing to do. I am interested in the Zinnia and the Meditative Mandala patterns to begin with.

  17. This looks great 🙂
    Because of ill health, for much of the time I’m unable to concentrate on more complex patterns, so this book looks like something I’d enjoy working through 🙂
    There really isn’t anything I find more relaxing than crocheting something uncompicated, and easy to follow 🙂

  18. Sometimes I like to crochet difficult projects to challenge myself, and sometimes I like simple projects with lots of repetitions so that I can just get in the “crochet zone” and not concentrate at all. This book would help when I want to get in the “crochet zone!”

  19. I love the idea of getting over anxiety and stress with some crafty project. It works perfectly. Combining bright colors helps me get distracted from any problem. Thank you for your review!

  20. Love the designs 🙂 Crochet is my getaway from this adult problems :p It helps me unwind <3

  21. Nice review – pillows are an easy way to update any room, and crocheting them is a nice way to try new yarns or use up leftovers. They make nice gifts for all ages.

  22. These look like great projects. I think crocheting is very calming and could be used by so many people. I find if I crochet an hour before bed, I sleep better. I really enjoy these patterns. Thank you

  23. Looks very nice. Esspecially the home decoration patterns 🙂