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The Elizabeth Ear Warmer

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The unique stitch of this ear warmer allows for creative color combinations! It creates a thicker warmer to keep your ears covered and protected against the elements, but is still soft and flexible to remain comfortable.

You can find and purchase this pattern at:

Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/the-elizabeth-ear-warmer/132890

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/223615075/elizabeth-ear-warmer-pattern

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elizabeth-ear-warmer

Additional Images:

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Want a matching cowl? Check out The Elizabeth Cowl! Available at:

Craftsy: The Elizabeth Cowl

Etsy: The Elizabeth Cowl Crochet Pattern

I would love to see any finished projects! Please share your pictures on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/simplyhookedmom


This pattern is written in US TERMS. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

You have my permission to sell any finished products from this pattern. If you choose to sell any finished product, please credit Simply Hooked Mom (me!) as the designer and add a link to my website or shop. Distributing, copying, reselling or rewriting of this pattern is strictly prohibited. Thanks for your support. Hope you get “hooked”!

WIP: The Elizabeth Ear Warmer

The Button Ruffled Ear Warmer is my top seller right now on Etsy so I thought I would design the Elizabeth Ear Warmer too. My colors are a little nautical don’t you think? It very snowy and cold here so this gives me happy thoughts of warmer weather 🙂

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Work In Progress (WIP) 2015 Crochet Along – Mystery Afghan: Clue #1

wpid-20150217_184849.jpgHere is  my WIP for the Mystery Afghan CAL. I finished them in 8 days.

Clue #1 can be found here. It was a 4″ granny square using only Contrast A (burgundy for me). My squares turned out to be ~4.5″ so I used just a little more than a skein. Hopefully I do not run all the way out of this color before the CAL ends!

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Here are my colors reference:

  • Caron Simply Soft – Burgundy (Contrast A)
  • Caron Simply Soft – Off White (Contrast B)
  • Caron Simply Soft Heathers – Grey Heather (Contrast C)
  • Caron Simply Soft Heathers – Charcoal Heather (Contrast D)

I hope you all will following along with my progress (here or through Facebook) or sign-up yourself and post your own progress! I think this will be a great project for myself to learn and grow my skills. I am very excited to be participating in my 1st crochet along! This is the 2015 Crochet Along – Mystery Afghan by The Crochet Crowd.

The Elizabeth Cowl

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The unique stitch of this cowl allows for creative color combinations! It creates a thicker cowl that can easily cover you face against the elements, but is still soft and flexible to bunch up around your neck.

You can find and purchase this pattern at:

Craftsy: The Elizabeth Cowl

Etsy: The Elizabeth Cowl Crochet Pattern

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elizabeth-cowl-3

Additional Images:

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Want a matching ear warmer? Check out The Elizabeth Ear Warmer! Available at:

Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/the-elizabeth-ear-warmer/132890

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/223615075/elizabeth-ear-warmer-pattern

I would love to see any finished projects! Please share your pictures on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/simplyhookedmom


This pattern is written in US TERMS. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

You have my permission to sell any finished products from this pattern. If you choose to sell any finished product, please credit Simply Hooked Mom (me!) as the designer and add a link to my website or shop. Distributing, copying, reselling or rewriting of this pattern is strictly prohibited. Thanks for your support. Hope you get “hooked”!

WIP: Winter 2015 Mini CAL with Moogly – Madly In Love Infinity Scarf

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Here is my WIP (Work in Progress) for the Winter 2015 Mini CAL with Moogly. Both parts have been released and can be found here. You can make either a cowl or infinity scarf. I am going to take the plunge and make the longer scarf.

Part 1 is almost all puff stitch which is a super fun stitch! If you need to learn the stitch she has videos for Right-handed or Left-handed crochet (AWESOME!). You will find some variations of the puff stitch online. It is essentially working partial half-double crochets into one stitch. For this pattern you work 3 partial HDC  and end with 7 loops on your hook before you yarn over and pull through.

For the longer infinity scarf, part 1 is 65″. This is taking me some time! I think that I will need 130 rows which puts me at ~100 more to go…I am determined though. The stitch and yarn is new to me so it has taken some practice to get my groove. I am moving along with it and hope to be able to post with the week my completion on Part 1 and movement onto Part 2. It is super cold right now here so I actually NEED a nice warm scarf!

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Devil’s Food Cherry Dump Cake – Crock Pot Recipe

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I made this for Valentine’s Day. I found the recipe on Pinterest here. It was so super easy! It is literally THREE ingredients: cake mix, pie filling and butter.

Since you cook it in the crock pot it fills the house with this chocolaty sweet smell all day. We have a 6 qt pot so I did cut my time by 1/3. I cooked it on LOW for ~4 1/2 hours. It is piping hot like she states so I scooped it and set it out to cool before serving (which drove the little one crazy!).

My Hook: I followed this recipe as it since it was the first time I was making it. My head it turning now thinking about the other variations I could do…

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Simple Ingredients.

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Easy Directions.

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Cake mix and butter – It should be crumbly.

Baked Mostaccoli Recipe

wpid-20150215_172129.jpgI am not going to lie…I asked my mom for this recipe going on 8 years ago to impress a boy. He was from an Italian family and not from around here and I wanted to give him a delicious warm meal that would remind him of home. I will report that is worked 🙂 He married me about 3 years later. I still make this recipe for numerous occasions. It is nice to make big family dinners. It freezes well so it is an excellent make-ahead meal. I made a batch prior to the birth of each of our children and whenever I want to have lunches or leftovers for the week.

This is a warm, gooey, yummy dish that I hope you enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 x jars of spaghetti sauce (I like Herb & Garlic)
  • 1 x can tomato sauce
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 box mostaccoli (this is difficult to find in my area so I usually use rotini)
  • Shredded Parmesan
  • 12 slices of mozzarella (grab 2 packs)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Olive oil

Optional Ingredients (chopped)

  • Onion
  • Green pepper
  • Mushrooms

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  1. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. Brown meat and other optional ingredients in a pan on medium-high heat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drain any excess liquid.
  3. Mixed all sauces and meat into a bowl.
  4. Cook pasta according to instructions on the box. Lightly coat with olive oil.
  5. In a 9 x 13 pan, layer your ingredients:
    1. Meat mixture
    2. Pasta
    3. Meat mixture
    4. mozzarella
    5. Parmesan
    6. Repeat 1-5
  6. Place in oven for 30 minutes or until nice and bubbly.

My Hook: There could be 1001 variations of this recipe. The base of this recipe: meat, pasta and cheese. Be creative and custom this for your family! You can layer this however you would like. I do not layer it the same every time (sometimes on purpose and sometimes on accident!)

I like to use rotini since it can grab a hold of the meat, sauce and cheese better than a smooth pasta. I do get the hidden veggie pasta since right now I do not add additional veggies with little ones in the house.I stick with mozzarella since it is mild and a nice melting cheese.

Valentine’s Day Garland – Button Ruffle Hearts

Did you print or download the Button Ruffled Hearts pattern? You can find it here.

Craftsy: Button Ruffled Hearts

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Here is what I did:

  • I chose 2-3 different colors (I used I Love This Yarn in Old Rose and Rosy Cheeks for the heart and Off White for the ruffle).
  • I made 12 hearts total:
    • 2 x small plain heart (1 – Old Rose; 1 – Rosy Cheeks)
    • 2 x small ruffled heart (1 – Old Rose; 1 – Rosy Cheeks)
    • 2 x medium plain heart (1 – Old Rose; 1 – Rosy Cheeks)
    • 2 x medium ruffled heart (1 – Old Rose; 1 – Rosy Cheeks)
    • 2 x large plain heart (1 – Old Rose; 1 – Rosy Cheeks)
    • 2 x large ruffled heart (1 – Old Rose; 1 – Rosy Cheeks)
  • Put them in the order you would like to “string” them.
  • With an alternate color (I used off white), CH 20.
  • Depending on the size of the heart, sl st and chain to attach the back of each heart to the garland
    • Small: sl st to post of DC, CH 1, sl sl to post of DC
    • Medium: *sl st to post of DC, CH 1*, repeat, sl st to post of DC
    • Large: *sl st to post of DC, CH 1*, repeat twice, sl st to post of DC
  • CH 20
  • Fasten off.

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