Many 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.
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
Red Heart Super Saver 4-worsted
“I” 5.5mm crochet hook
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)
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.
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, register 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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Hooking for Cash: 10 Ways to Make Money with Your Crochet Blog
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I wish I knit I love Tamara’s striped knit beanies this sweet pea stitch is nice also. Thanks
Hi Carin! If you like the Striped Knit Beanies but prefer crochet, check out these patterns!
For the adults: https://www.mooglyblog.com/all-grown-up-striped-slouch-hat/
For the kids: https://www.mooglyblog.com/sweet-striped-crochet-hat/
Thanks for the crochet links!!
I love the chances to win! Thanks — and CONGRATS on your 100th week!
Tamara has some lovely patterns. She is definitely a gifted stitcher. I’ve never worked the sweet pea in the round so don’t know how it would come out in a hat.
I was just about to suggest that hat (all grown up striped hat) Tamara.
very nice and love the pictures
Thanks for the chance to win a book! Combines my two loves, reading and crocheting. 🙂
Thanks for the offer…Love all of Tamara’s patterns! Last one was the Leaping Stripes and Blocks blanket
Thank you for the chance to win, I just love your site and tutorials
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!
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.
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.
Always looking for new stitches to make blankets for Project Linus. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
I ADORE the leaping stripes blankets. Although it’s hard to pick JUST one pattern
Love the stitch and the tutorial!
The Artfully Simple Scarf is my all time favorite..Fast, fun, easy, and looks awesome.!!
Still love the ASIS scarf pattern! I even used a small hook and thread to make a more jewelry-like scarf for my mom.
I love the Crochet Stitch Tutorial: Sweet Pea Stitch! This is awesome!
Love your tutorials
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.
Thank you again for all your work!:)-sorry meant to add that lol
Love the auntie m`s baby sweater
Lona Yackel Walker
I really like this stitch! Thank you for sharing your patterns and teaching talents.
I can’t wait to try this stitch! I think I’ll make a blanket for my daughter. Thanks!
It is great to know that there are people out there so willing to help others make a business of something that they love. How generous!!
I always love and feel relaxed by crocheting. Seeing people’s faces when they received something I made feels really good.
Love the Leaping Stripes and Blocks Blanket
I am trying to teach myself to knit, I really like your patterns, I crochet and have always wanted to knit.
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! 😀
Thanks for giving me a chance to win,
I’ve been crocheting for over 40 years, I really like the sweet pea stitch, I can teach others
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.
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.
I love the Cuddly Cat Crochet Scoodie with Pockets
This is so awesome of you. Thanks for the chance to win your book!!
Thanks for the free opportunity. I always feel like I am in the hole when I sell a crocheted item!
Would love to win
Thank you – this looks to be a very pretty stitch!
I love the pattern for the Chevron Lace Wrap. The yarn’s in queue to make it!
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.
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.
I’ve dabbled in selling my crocheted items, and this book would be an excellent asset.
I love the all grown up striped slouch hat, made these for my nieces, great pattern
I am anxious to try this stitch! Thanks for posting it!
Going to try your crocodile stitch, it would make great trim on all sorts of items!
Maggie McCoy Pogue
Great giveaway!!!! Thank you!!!!
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 😀
Thanks for the information!
Great stuff!! I would LOVE to win!!
I love all the patterns, if I had to choose one it would be the Artfully Sinful Scarf. Thank you for this great giveaway!!
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!
love the crocodile stitch but the sweet pea looks just as fun will have to add that to my choices in the future.
You are the winner of this copy of Hooking for Cash eBook. I’ll be emailing you with details on how to download your PDF.
Love your designs….favorite is the all grown-up slouch hat! Thanks for your blog, and a chance to win this book!
e Lee - The Crochet Lounge
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)
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.
What a great give away going on right now! Enter to Win I know I did!
i certainly could use the book since i crochet continuiosly and would love to learn how to sell some. thanks
I hope I can win! Thanks
Congrats on your 100th week!
Would love to win this so i can get some ideas on starting to sell my items
I love this, would love to know how to make my passion into a small business!
I love your mandala pattern, its beautiful!
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!
Would love a chance to win, I love crocheting (and Tamara’s blog with free patterns) and reading and would definitely enjoy your book 🙂
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!
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. 🙂
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!!!
Love it, thank you!
I am just starting my crochet business and would absolutely LOVE to win this!!!
Love your site.
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
I love the baby boy cardigan with hood! Thanks for the nice giveaway!
I love all the patterns,just need the time to make them all.
Love the market bag!
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
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.
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!
I sure could use this book!
This is fantastic. I love my lil crochet business and I’m always looking for ways to expand it.
My favorite patterns lately have been the owls and the minions–two things I adore!
Found out where to comment … so, my favorite pattern would have to be the green and blue rug that you recently did, love it
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.)
Thank so for this tutorial, think i “must” try the sweet pea stitch in the next days.