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Introducing the Thomas Lane Winter Crochet Collection: A Cozy Journey Back to Childhood Magic

Thomas Lane Free Winter Crochet Beanie by Laser Llama Boutique

As the crisp winter air dances through the trees and the first snowflakes gently blanket the ground, there's a certain magic in the season that transports us back to cherished moments of our past. Today, I am beyond excited to share with you the Thomas Lane Beanie, a crochet masterpiece that encapsulates the spirit of my fondest childhood memories.

Named after the enchanting locale of Thomas Lane, where my youthful adventures unfolded like pages from a storybook, this beanie is more than just a winter accessory. It's a nostalgic journey back to a time when catching butterflies, swinging on rope swings, and creating magical escapades in the nearby forest were the essence of everyday joy.

Picture this: a home adorned with the warmth of Christmas lights, the aroma of freshly baked cookies wafting through the air, and living room dance parties to festive carols. Thomas Lane was not just a street; it was a haven where Santa's sleigh painted the night sky with wonder, and I, like many children, pretended to be asleep with the anticipation of Christmas morning.

It's only fitting that this winter beanie, designed with lots of love and endless possibilities, bears the name Thomas Lane. Crafted in four sizes—toddler, child, teen/adult small, and adult medium/large—this crochet pattern is not just about warmth; it's about embracing the spirit of cherished moments and creating new memories.

But that's not all—accompanying the beanie pattern is a delightful bonus: a cup cozy pattern to elevate your warm winter beverages. And here's the icing on the holiday cake—Cup Cozy Handle Patches available in the shop, making it easier than ever to cradle your favorite drinks in style.

As a nod to the season of giving, I've included a Christmas ornament pattern. Thanks to the super bulky yarn, it comes to life in the blink of an eye—a perfect last-minute addition to your festive crafting and gifting.

Join me in reliving the magic of Thomas Lane through the stitches of the Thomas Lane Winter Crochet Collection. May it warm not only your winter days but also your heart with the joy of yesteryears. Here's to festive crafting and the timeless spirit of Christmas and giving!

Thomas Lane Crochet Collection by Laser Llama Boutique

SUPPLIES

FOR ALL ITEMS:

  • Super Bulky Yarn (weight 6 or 5-6 WPI)

  • L/8.00mm hook

  • Scissors

  • Yarn Needle

  • Measuring Tape

FOR BEANIE:

FOR CUP COZY:

FOR ORNAMENT:


DEFINITIONS

  • CH = Chain

  • FHDC = Foundation Half Double Crochet

  • SLST = Slip Stitch

  • ST(S) = Stitch(es)

  • SC = Single Crochet

  • HDC = Half Double Crochet

  • TS = Two Step Stitch

  • 3L = Third Loop

  • BL = Back Loop

  • INC = Increase

  • DEC = Decrease

  • INV JN = Invisible Join

  • TS INV JN = Two Step Invisible Join

  • FHDC INV JN = Foundation Half Double Crochet Invisible Join

  • (RS) = Right Side or Outside of Work

  • (WS) = Wrong Side or Inside of Work


JOIN METHODS

  • Invisible Join method can be found HERE

  • Foundation Half Double Crochet Invisible Join method can be found HERE

  • Two Step Invisible Join method can be found HERE


SPECIAL STITCHES

TWO STEP STITCH (TS)

Here is a complete video walkthrough for how to do your first Two Step Stitch, consecutive Two Step Stitches, and your final Two Step Stitch:

TWO STEP STITCH DECREASE (TS DEC)

Here is a video walkthrough for making the Two Step Stitch Decrease


NOTES

  • Super Bulky yarn varies a great deal from one yarn type to another. Please make sure you use the measurements provided in each section to help you make sure you are on track. All the yarns I used were 5-6 wraps per inch and they still worked up completely differently from each other.

  • If you love a pattern with variations, this is a dream for you! After you are comfortable with the Two Step Stitch, try making one of these working into both front and back loops instead of just back loops! It's still beautiful but creates a whole new look! You can use alternating colors for your rows, use variagated colors, solid colors, just have fun!

  • This makes an excellent unisex beanie! You can add a pom to make it extra fancy or leave it off and create the perfect everyday work beanie.

  • I used Lion Brand Hometown yarn to work up my gauge swatch. I worked HDC rows 15 sts x 9rows. Gauge was 9HDC x 6 rows. Again, you may find it easier to use the measurments provided throughout these patterns.

  • Pattern can be increased in multiples of 2 sts if you would like a wider beanie.

  • If you would like to purchase a PDF copy you can do so here: Etsy or Ravelry

THOMAS LANE BEANIE PATTERN

Approximate time to make once familiar with the pattern is 40 - 60 minutes.


Thomas Lane Crochet Beanie Pattern by Laser Llama Boutique

Toddler Size:

Finished size: 7" wide x 7" tall. Yarn yardage: approx. 55-67 yds.

Brim & Body:

  1. (RS) FHDCx32, FHDC INV JN (32) (Brim should be 14-15" before connecting.)

  2. (WS) TURN, working through your 3L and BL from the previous round: CH1, TS in each st (see video link above to make sure your beginning, and ending TS are done correctly), TS INV JN (32)

  3. (RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, HDC in each st around, INV JN (32)

  4. Repeat rounds 2 & 3 until your beanie is 4" tall, end after a row 2 so that your decrease rounds will flow with the repeat pattern. (32)

Decreases:

  1. (RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, (6HDC, HDC DEC)x4, INV JN (28)

  2. (WS) TURN, working through your 3L and BL from previous round: CH1, (5TS, TS DEC)x4, TS INV JN (24)

  3. (RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, (2HDC, HDC DEC)x6, INV JN (18)

  4. (WS) TURN, working through your 3L and BL from previous round: CH1, (TS, TS DEC) x6, TS INV JN (12)

  5. (RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, SC DECx6, INV JN (6)


Finish Off:

SLST and cut yarn, leaving a yarn tail. Close opening at top. I thread my yarn tail through a needle and pull yarn from the inside to the outside of the front loops of the last round, then pull tight to close. Weave in ends and trim excess yarn. Yo ucan add a faux fur pom to the top or a patch to add some character to your finished beanie.


Child Size:

Finished Size: 7.5-8" tall x 8" wide. Yarn yardage: approx. 75-87 yds.

Brim & Body:

  1. (RS) FHDCx36, FHDC INV JN (36)

  2. (WS) TURN, working through your 3L and BL from the previous round: CH1, TS in each st (see video link above to make sure your beginning, and ending TS are done correctly), TS INV JN (36)

  3. (RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, HDC in each st around, INV JN (36)

  4. Repeat rounds 2 & 3 until your beanie is 4.5" tall, end after a row 2 so that your decrease rounds will flow with the repeat pattern. (36)

Decreases:

  1. (RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, (4HDC, HDC DEC)x6, INV JN (30)

  2. (WS) TURN, working through your 3L and BL from previous round: CH1, (3TS, TS DEC)x6, TS INV JN (24)

  3. (RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, (2HDC, HDC DEC)x6, INV JN (18)

  4. (WS) TURN, working through your 3L and BL from previous round: CH1, (TS, TS DEC) x6, TS INV JN (12)

  5. (RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, (HDC, HDC DEC)x4, INV JN (8)

  6. (RS) CH1, SC in each st, INV JN (8)


Finish Off:

SLST and cut yarn, leaving a yarn tail. Close opening at top. I thread my yarn tail through a needle and pull yarn from the inside to the outside of the front loops of the last round, then pull tight to close. Weave in ends and trim excess yarn. Yo ucan add a faux fur pom to the top or a patch to add some character to your finished beanie.


Teen/Adult SmallSize:

Finished Size: 8.5" tall x 9" wide. Yarn yardage: approx. 90-97 yds.

Brim & Body:

  1. (RS) FHDCx40, FHDC INV JN (40)

  2. (WS) TURN, working through your 3L and BL from the previous round: CH1, TS in each st (see video link above to make sure your beginning, and ending TS are done correctly), TS INV JN (40)

  3. (RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, HDC in each st around, INV JN (40)

  4. Repeat rounds 2 & 3 until your beanie is 5.5" tall, end after a row 2 so that your decrease rounds will flow with the repeat pattern. (40)

Decreases:

  1. (RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, (8HDC, HDC DEC)x4, INV JN (36)

  2. (WS) TURN, working through your 3L and BL from previous round: CH1, (4TS, TS DEC)x6, TS INV JN (30)

  3. (RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, (3HDC, HDC DEC)x6, INV JN (24)

  4. (WS) TURN, working through your 3L and BL from previous round: CH1, (TS, TS DEC) x6, TS INV JN (18)

  5. (RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, HDC DECx9, INV JN (9)

  6. (RS) CH1, SC in each st, INV JN (9)


Finish Off:

SLST and cut yarn, leaving a yarn tail. Close opening at top. I thread my yarn tail through a needle and pull yarn from the inside to the outside of the front loops of the last round, then pull tight to close. Weave in ends and trim excess yarn. Yo ucan add a faux fur pom to the top or a patch to add some character to your finished beanie.


Adult Medium/Large Size:

Finished Size: 9" tall x 10" wide. Yarn yardage: approx. 97-105 yds.

Brim & Body:

  1. (RS) FHDCx40, FHDC INV JN (44)

  2. (WS) TURN, working through your 3L and BL from the previous round: CH1, TS in each st (see video link above to make sure your beginning, and ending TS are done correctly), TS INV JN (44)

  3. (RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, HDC in each st around, INV JN (44)

  4. Repeat rounds 2 & 3 until your beanie is 6" tall, end after a row 2 so that your decrease rounds will flow with the repeat pattern. (44)

Decreases:

  1. (RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, (9HDC, HDC DEC)x4, INV JN (40)

  2. (WS) TURN, working through your 3L and BL from previous round: CH1, (8TS, TS DEC)x4, TS INV JN (36)

  3. (RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, (4HDC, HDC DEC)x6, INV JN (30)

  4. (WS) TURN, working through your 3L and BL from previous round: CH1, (TS, TS DEC) x10, TS INV JN (20)

  5. (RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, HDC DECx10, INV JN (10)

  6. (RS) CH1, SC in each st, INV JN (10)


Finish Off:

SLST and cut yarn, leaving a yarn tail. Close opening at top. I thread my yarn tail through a needle and pull yarn from the inside to the outside of the front loops of the last round, then pull tight to close. Weave in ends and trim excess yarn. Yo ucan add a faux fur pom to the top or a patch to add some character to your finished beanie.


THOMAS LANE CUP COZY PATTERN

Approximate time to make once familiar with the pattern is around 15 minutes.

Finished Size: 4.25" tall x 5" wide. FHDC should measure about 8" before connecting.


Thomas Lane Crochet Cup Cozy Pattern from Laser Llama Boutique

  1. (RS) FHDCx18, FHDC INV JN (18)

  2. (WS) TURN, working through your 3L and BL from the previous round: CH1, TS in each st around, TS INV JN (18)

  3. (RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, (8HDC, HDC INC)x2, INV JN (20)

  4. (WS) TURN, working through your 3L and BL from your previous round: CH1, TS in each st around, TS INV JN (20)

  5. (RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, (9HDC, HDC INC)x2, INV JN (22)

  6. (WS) TURN, working through your 3L and BL from your previous round: CH1, TS in each st around, TS INV JN (22)

  7. (RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, HDC in each st around, INV JN (22)


Finish Off:

SLST and cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. If you are attaching a mug handle patch, see directions below, if you are not, you will weave in your end and trim excess yarn. You could add a patch to give your cozy some personality as well if you'd like.


Adding a Cozy Handle Patch:

  • With outside of cozy facing you, place your patch centered over the seam line (where you joined your rounds).

  • Fold the top over so the top four holes are on the inside of the cozy and lined up with the four holes on the ouside of the cozy. Work yarn through both the holes on the front and the back to make your handle secure.

  • Weave yarn through the inside of the cup cozy to the bottom edge. (Make sure to stretch the cozy before attaching bottom edge of patch to make sure you didn't pull the yarn too tight so this section won't stretch with the rest of the cozy.)

  • Line up bottom edge of patch so it is even with the top edge.

  • Attach bottom edge the same way you did the top edge, however when you have finished sewing through the holes, you will weave in the yarn ends and trim.



THOMAS LANE ORNAMENT PATTERN

Approximate time to make once familiar with the pattern is around 15 minutes.

    Finished Size: 4" tall x 5" wide. FHDC should measure about 8" before connecting.



Crochet Thomas Lane Ornament by Laser Llama Boutique


1.(RS) Make a magic ring and CH2, then make 8HDC inside the magic ring, CH2 does NOT count as a stitch, INV JN into first HDC (8)

2.(RS) CH1, HDC INC in each st, INV JN (16)

3.(RS) Working in BL only: CH1, (3HDC, HDC INC)x4, INV JN (20)

4.(WS) TURN, working through 3L and BL of previous round: CH1, TS in each st around, TS INV JN (20)

5.(RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, (4HDC, HDC INC)x4, INV JN (24)

6.(WS) TURN, working through 3L and BL of previous round: CH1, TS in each st around, TS INV JN (24)

7.(RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, (4HDC, HDC DEC)x4, INV JN (20)

8.(WS) TURN, working through 3L and BL of previous round: CH1, (3TS, TS DEC)x4, TS INV JN (16)

9.(RS) TURN, working in BL only: CH1, SC in each st, DO NOT INV JN YET, see below:


If you are wanting to attach a patch to the front of your ornament I would recommend doing so now. I usually use the excess yarn I had from the magic ring, or your can use a contrasting length of yarn to add a little pop of color. Slide your work over your ornament now. Now you can INV JN your round, SLST and cut yarn leaving a long tail. Weave yarn tail through the last row, I recommend going from the inside to the outside of the back loops all the way around and pulling firmly on your yarn to cinch closed the opening, you can weave in ends and trim excess yarn now.


THANK YOU

I hope you get a lot of use out of this free pattern! It's been a labor of love and my way of sharing some joy and cheer this holiday season. Please tag me when you share on social media @laserllamboutique and #thomaslanecollection I'd love to see your designs!



©2023 Copyright Laser Llama Boutique. All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use only and may not be reproduced, distributed, or sold in any form without permission from Laser Llama Boutique. Finished items made from this pattern may be sold, but please credit Laser Llama Boutique as the pattern designer. Thank you for respecting the time and effort that went into creating this design. Happy crocheting!


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