The Sedona Gloves – FREE Crochet Pattern

Hey guys! I’m back with another freebie for you all that is so easy, it’s gonna blow your mind! (maybe not, but let’s just roll with it, k?)
So, living in AZ, it never gets quite cold enough to justify full on gloves or mittens, but it does get chilly enough to justify these crazy cute fingerless gloves! This week it reached the 70’s here in Phoenix, and for an Arizona local, that is sweater weather. 😉 With fall now upon us, I thought it would be the perfect time to share this pattern with you!  They go with so many outfits and you can still text, or swipe through instagram or swipe left, swipe right for your next boo, whatever you want to do, these gloves allow you to do that with letting your fingers free and your hands cozy! I call this pattern a crochet beginner level because you really just need basic crochet knowledge to finish. If you get stuck on any stitch along the way, YouTube is my go to for any crochet stitch questions, but as always, feel free to email me at girlirae@gmail.com with any questions. If you make these cute gloves, please tag me or send me a pic so I can see your creations!  Now, let’s get makin!
If you’re the type that likes to download a PDF to print out, you can purchase the PDF pattern here for just $2!
Technique: Crochet, beginner level These fingerless gloves are made with bulky (5) weight yarn. I used Loops&Threads, facets, (pictured in the color smoked topaz)
Materials: 
K Crochet Hook (6.5 mm)
Bulky Weight Yarn
Darning Needles (to weave in ends)
Abbreviations:  
ch – chain
sl st- slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sk – skip
FLO – front loop only
dc – double crochet
Gauge: 
 4 dc = 1” x 1.5”
The Pattern: 
Both right and left gloves are identical. There is no right or wrong side, so once you are done with the steps, repeat them again for the second glove!
1. Ch 8
2. Sc across starting in the 2nd chain from the hook. Ch 1, turn.
3. Sc across in FLO, ch 1, turn.
4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 until you reach 16 rows.
5. Join sides so that the ribbing is vertical. Turn inside out so that the seam faces inwards.
6. Ch 1, sc in each space around. Join to the first stitch with a sl st.
7. Ch 1, hdc the round. Join with a sl st.
8. Repeat for 4 more rounds (5 total hdc rounds)
9. Ch 1, hdc 3 sts. Ch 3, sk next 3 sts. Sl st into next stitch. Hdc into next st. Hdc the rest of the sts in round. Join with a sl st.
10. Ch 1, hdc in each st around. Join with sl st.
11. Ch 1, *dc in first st. Ch 1, sk next stitch. Dc in next st* Repeat from “ * “ to end. Join with a sl st. 12. Finish off, weave in ends.
13. Repeat steps 1-12 for the second glove!
14. All done! Enjoy your new gloves and stay cozy.
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Crochet Barrel Cactus – FREE Pattern

Ok guys, I’ve got a good one for you! If you don’t know by now, I’m from Arizona. Been living here for about 15 years. And if you’re an Arizona native and don’t love cactus, I’m sorry but you’re a freak. Sorry bout it. Anyway, earlier this year I decided to try to make a few of these cuties and it was the best decision I could have made. My little cactus buddies give me so much JOY, just by looking at them. Since June, I’ve made about 40 of them, some for craft shows, some for orders for my shop and some just for decor and gifts! And now its your turn to make some, because lets be honest, you NEED these in your life! 
Disclaimer: These little guys work up SUPER fast, so you’re probably gonna make a shit ton, can’t say I didn’t warn you. Now, on to the pattern, enjoy 🙂 

Crochet Barrel Cactus 

If you’re the type that likes to save a PDF pattern to dropbox or iBooks, for your convenience you can buy an ad-free pattern here.
Materials: 
Weaving needle
3.75 mm crochet hook 
2 colors of worsted weight yarn (one for cactus and one for the flower) 
Scissors
2’’ terracotta pot (can be found at Michael’s)
Hot glue gun 
Fiber fill stuffing
Abbreviations:
ch- chain
st- stitch
sts- stitches 
sl st- slip stitch  
sc- single crochet  
BLO- back loop only  

Cactus​ ​Pattern: 
(with the color you chose for cactus) 
Ch. 14 (leave a long tail at least 5’’) 
1. Sc in 2nd ch from the hook, and in every ch until you reach the end. (13 sts) 
2. Ch 1, turn your work. Sc in the BLO of the 2nd ch from the hook and in every ch until you reach the end of the row. (13 sts) (this will create a ribbing effect as you continue on) 
3. Rows 3-26, repeat row 2, after row 26 your work should look like this:
4. Ch 1. Fold your work in half vertically so that row 1 lines up with row 26. Sc through both loops of row 1 and row 26 together. Continue along the row until your reach the end . Once you reach the end of the row, sl st and snip your yarn. Be sure to leave a long tail of at least 5’’. 
5. Take your weaving needle and cinch one end closed using the long tail, weave in the end and secure with a knot.
6. Generously stuff the open end with fiber fill or scraps of yarn to form the shape of the barrel.
7. Repeat step 5 for the other end. You should now have a fully formed barrel cactus! Now for the flower!
Flower​ ​Pattern: 
(using the color you chose for the flower) 
1. Ch 2. Sc 6 into the 2nd ch from the hook. Do not sl st. 
2. All in the first st, hdc, dc, hdc, sl st. 
3. Repeat in next 5 sts to form 6 total petals. Sl st to first petal.
Attach flower to top of barrel. Secure with hot glue if needed. With hot glue gun, apply glue to inside rim of terracotta pot along all edges about ¼’’ away from the rim. Place cactus firmly into pot and ta da! Your cactus is complete! Let glue dry completely before moving. Please let me know if you have any questions at girlirae@gmail.com and tag me in your work on instagram @girlirae so I can see your cute creations! 🙂
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