Sweet Pea Stitch Tutorial, a Book Giveaway, and a Guest!

Hooking for Cash by Sara DugganMany of you will be familiar with Sara Duggan and her website Crochet Business – and if you sell your crochet items or patterns, her site is a must read! She’s also written a guest post for Moogly before. Now Sara has a new ebook out: “Hooking for Cash: 10 Ways to Make Money with Your Crochet Blog“! I’m super excited to be able to host today’s stop on her blog tour, and even better, offer Moogly readers a chance to win their own copy! Read on for Sara’s fantastic Sweet Pea stitch tutorial, and details on how to win your own copy of her new book! (Disclaimer: affiliate link included)

Crochet Stitch Tutorial: Sweet Pea Stitch

Today I’d like to teach you how to make the Sweet Pea Stitch. It is rather easy as you are making a 5-dc shell and then a 2-dc group stitch. On the 29th of August I’ll be sharing a preemie blanket pattern using this stitch. These can be made for your local hospital nursery or crisis pregnancy center.

Sweet Pea Stitch Tutorial

US Terms
ch/s – chain
dc – double crochet
5-dc group – 5 dc in same stitch
2-dcgroup – 2 dc in the next 2 stitches
sk – skip
* - repeat from within the stars as indicated in the pattern
sp – space

Supplies:
Red Heart Super Saver 4-worsted
“I” 5.5mm crochet hook
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Sweet Pea Stitch – Multiple of 7 chs

Chain desired width (example is a stitch repeat of 3 which is a starting chain of 21)

Ch 21

Sweet Pea Stitch Tutorial

R1: (mark with a stitch marker- right side) dc in fourth ch from hook, * sk next 2chs, 5dc in next ch (5-dc group), sk next 2chs, dc in next 2chs (2-dc group); repeat from * across to last 3chs, sk next 2chs, 3dc in last ch.

Sweet Pea Stitch Tutorial

R2: ch3, turn; dc in sp between first 2dc, * 5dc in sp between dc of next 2-dc group, dc in sp between second and third dc of next 5-dc group and in next sp (between third and fourth dc); repeat from * across to last 4sts, 3dc in sp between last dc and turning ch.

Repeat row 2 until you have the length you need , do not end off.

3-sc in each corner and sc evenly around, end off and weave in ends.

Be sure to visit Lisa Auch’s blog (http://www.crochet-patternsfree.com) on the 29th for a Preemie Blanket Pattern using this stitch!

Like what you just read? Visit Sara at CrochetBusiness.com and while you’re there, Sara Duggan, author and blogger at CrochetBusiness.comregister for a Hooking for Cash 101 a 31 Days to Prepare Your Blog for Monetization eCourse. Each day you’ll receive an email from me with 1 actionable step to take. By the end of the 31 days your blog should be ready to make some cash.

 

** BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! **

Sara is giving away a free copy of “Hooking for Cash: 10 Ways to Make Money with Your Crochet Blog” to one lucky Moogly reader! Enter to win using the form below. Be sure to include your correct email address – it’s how she’ll notify the winner!

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  1. 8

    Geneva Friedow says

    Thanks for the offer…Love all of Tamara’s patterns! Last one was the Leaping Stripes and Blocks blanket

  2. 10

    Delene says

    My favorite stitch, so far, is this one – the sweet pea stitch. Its not only feminine looking, but seems like it would make up beautifully and have a nice drape. Can’t wait to make a couple of baby blankets using this one! Thanks!

  3. 11

    Sheriva says

    The Sweet Pea Stitch looks to be warm. I will be trying out this stitch for some winter projects….thanks for sharing. The Hooking for Cash book looks as if it would help move me toward hooking for cash.

  4. 12

    Florence says

    I love ALL moogly crochet patterns! My daughter (9 years old) ask me to translate some of the tutorials in french so she can try it too. She wants to make a tiny Leaping Stripes and Blocks Blanket for her sister’s doll.

  5. 17

    Nicole says

    Still love the ASIS scarf pattern! I even used a small hook and thread to make a more jewelry-like scarf for my mom.

  6. 20

    Stephanie Viesca says

    Wow how awesome is that!love to take the course and read the book myself.It’ll be great to have. I have been thinking wether if I should have a business or not.

  7. 26

    Mitzi Martinez says

    I always love and feel relaxed by crocheting. Seeing people’s faces when they received something I made feels really good.

  8. 28

    Penny says

    I am trying to teach myself to knit, I really like your patterns, I crochet and have always wanted to knit.

  9. 29

    Lynette says

    I love love love the Baby Boy Cardigan with Hood! There just aren’t many sweaters for boys that don’t look too girly. This one sure does fit the bill! Thank you! :D

  10. 31

    REBECCA STEPHEN says

    I’ve been crocheting for over 40 years, I really like the sweet pea stitch, I can teach others

  11. 32

    Penny says

    Sweet Pea is a very pretty stitch. I would have a hard time picking my favorite that you’ve taught me….the tunisian stitches have been so fun. But honestly? I LOVE the basket weave dish cloths! I like love the stitch, and I am planning to make a basket weave throw one day.

  12. 33

    Douglas Hill says

    I have a hard time picking favorite patterns so I just want to thank you for finally getting me to understand Tunisian Crochet! You’ve opened a world of projects in my lap with that.

  13. 36

    Abbie Meemken says

    Thanks for the free opportunity. I always feel like I am in the hole when I sell a crocheted item!

  14. 40

    Dawn Gross says

    I love so many of your patterns. I just started doing baby blankets. I love the Leaping stripes and blocks pattern. It is going to be my next project.

  15. 41

    Patricia Seaton says

    Thanks for the contest, Tamara. I posted before that I really like your water bottle sling (made) but also the mesmerizing messenger bag and shocking mandala rug patterns (not yet). And, I appreciate your blog and tutorials. I have more time to crochet these days so am getting really into it.

  16. 49

    Xin V. says

    Great pattern. This reminds me a lot of the Fan Stitch, Scallop Stitch and Shell Stitch. Gonna be lovely to use in afghans and dish/washcloths. Thanks for the pattern and the giveaway :D

  17. 52

    Marlene says

    I love all the patterns, if I had to choose one it would be the Artfully Sinful Scarf. Thank you for this great giveaway!!

  18. 53

    Denise says

    I will be able to say “I knew Tamara before…” It is exciting to see succeeding at something you excel at and love. I have far too many favorites to name just one!
    <3

  19. 54

    Susan Nash says

    love the crocodile stitch but the sweet pea looks just as fun will have to add that to my choices in the future.

  20. 56

    gina says

    Love your designs….favorite is the all grown-up slouch hat! Thanks for your blog, and a chance to win this book!
    G.

  21. 57

    e Lee - The Crochet Lounge says

    My favorite Moogly pattern would have to be the mystery crochet along fish bag! (even though it really is one of the scarves because that is by far the most used and lobbed around item in this household for multi purposes)

  22. 58

    Karyl says

    Found you through ravelry and just started making the Lego inspired backpack for my little guy for preschool. So since that needs done like now, it is the only pattern of yours I have had a chance to look at so far.

  23. 65

    Connie says

    Thanks for the link to the free tutorial, I love all your free patterns and have made several :) Just finished the Mini Moogly sweater in Cafe Latte, teal and white… Would love to win Sara’s ebook!

  24. 66

    Connie says

    Would love a chance to win, I love crocheting (and Tamara’s blog with free patterns) and reading and would definitely enjoy your book :)

  25. 67

    Erica Gierlach says

    The thing I like most about your blog is the roundups!!! They are so helpful!

    I can’t wait to try the Leaping Stripes and Blocks blanket!

  26. 68

    Shannon says

    Looks interesting. My daughter and I are in the process of starting a web page and selling crochet and hand sewn articles. So any information and ideas to make it possible for us to succeed would be awesome. :)

  27. 69

    Lisa McNish says

    I have made several of the Leaping stripes Blanket for baby showers for people from my church and the reaction is always wonderful!!! They love it!! Thanks so much for the pattern!!!

  28. 73

    Jan Harrison says

    My favorite pattern on Moogly would absolutely have to be the Crochet Alphabet! I can and have used this on so many things already. It is a must have for a hooker like me! :p

  29. 78

    KathyG says

    I am leaving my comment for the give away…
    My favorite pattern is the leaping stripes and blocks. In fact its my next baby blanket after I finish this one

  30. 79

    Julie Latreille says

    My husband recently lost his job and I have been unemployed since last November I have recently been hooking to earn some extra money. I would love a chance to win this book, And take my projects to the next level Thanks for the opportunity.

  31. 80

    Vicki says

    I love your patterns, Tamara! I’m currently working on the pampering massage back scrubber. A friend of mine saw me working on it and told me she wants one! I’m trying to start a part-time business selling my craft (partly so I’ll have an excuse to make lots of neat stuff!) and hope this book will give me some tips for that as well!

  32. 85

    Melinda Warin says

    Found out where to comment … so, my favorite pattern would have to be the green and blue rug that you recently did, love it

  33. 86

    Janice DeCoster says

    I’m a fan of the finger puppets. It’s amazing that you get so much detail in such a tiny wee project. (And my grandkids are at a great age for appreciating them.)

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