Just Be Happy

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Easy Crocheted Dog Bandana Pattern


Ch = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
Inc = Increase
St(s) = Stitch(es)

Worsted, Sport or Aran weight yarn.
Crochet hook (adjust according to the yarn you choose)
1 button for closure
Yarn needle

Gauge is not crucial for this design.
Ch 3 does NOT count as a DC.
You will increase by adding one double crochet at the end of each row.

Row 1: Ch 4, dc 3 in first ch. (3 dc).
Row 2: Ch 3, turn. 1 dc in the next 2 sts, dc inc in the last. (4 dc)
Row 3: Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in the next 3 sts, dc in the last st. (5 dc)
Continue in the same fashion by doing a ch 3 at the beginning of each row and increasing with 2dc in the last stitch of each row. 
For my small dog I crocheted a scarf with 27 rows.
To finish, break your yarn and sew a button in the same corner the yarn was fastened. Use the yarn needle to weave in loose ends.

Happy Crocheting!

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Emoji Scarf

Well, it is hilarious to me that the 90's trends are back, but I see my kids (a tween and a teen) really loving it, so I decided to make something that'd appeal to them, so I created this Emoji Scarf. My daughter helped me choose the faces and draw them.

What do you think?

The pattern is available in my etsy shop and ravelry store.


Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Random Facts about me

1- I started Just Be Happy Crochet in 2008 with an Etsy shop that is still active.
2- I hate shrimp ðŸĪ & pineapple 🍍
3- My favorite color is yellow. 💛
4- I read every night before bed. 📚
5- There are 26 indoor plants in my house, which is incredible because I used to have a black thumb a few years ago. ðŸŠī
6- This Memorial Day weekend will be the anniversary of my Guinness World Record. I hold the title for the Longest Marathon Crocheting (34h7min). 🏆
7- Traveling is my favorite thing. ✈️
8- I lost my mom to cancer when I was 8 and that’s when my grandma taught me to crochet.
9- I was born without a little bone in my right foot, so I have a funny toe because of that. ðŸĶķ
10- I raced with the local dragon boat team a couple years ago and would like to get to doing it this summer. 🐉
11- I really LOVE plain black coffee. ☕️
12- I ran a half marathon once, I hate running. 😆
13- when I’m not crocheting, I like to paint. ðŸŽĻ
14- I have a Washington state apprentice beekeeper license and I’m allergic to bees. 🐝
15- I love watching creepy murder shows. 🙈

Tell me something random about you!

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Kids & Crochet

 My friends always ask me how to teach their kids to crochet, so I wrote my top 5 tips here for you!

Happy Crocheting!

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Waffle Hat Crochet Pattern


I have a problem, I am a collector of "On" sneakers. I have 7 of them as of right now, but I am eyeing a few more and they may or may not be in my shopping cart, just waiting for me to hit the "completer your order" button.

If having a sneaker obsession wasn't enough, I make a hat to match each sneaker... because you know, you have to go out with your outfit coordinating somehow... LOL

Anyhow, I am not the first person in the world to create a pattern for a Waffle Hat, but this is MY version of it, I love the stretchy band and the oversized fur pompom on top.

The pattern is available in my etsy shop and ravelry store.

Happy Crocheting!

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Peaks & Valleys Throw

 It seems like I am on a blanket/throw rampage, but seriously, blankets and hats are my all time favorite things to crochet.

I've wanted to design a pattern to use the Skein Tones by Lion Brand for awhile and this is what I came up with. I love how the colors all go together and it turned out to go perfectly with my living room furniture and decor!

The pattern is available in my etsy shop and ravelry store.

Happy Crocheting!

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Field of Hearts

This is the "Field of Hearts" throw. The inspiration for this throw came to me one night, watching a family show with my husband and kids, my daughter was snuggling with me and wearing a cute pair of pajamas that had a little drawing in between bears that made me think of this.

I decided to use this deep forest green and a bright white to contrast and show the pattern sharply.

The crochet pattern is available in my etsy shop and ravelry store.

Happy Crocheting!


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