I started tinkering around with working the link stitch in the round after releasing the Crossroads Dishcloth and Crossroads Scarf in both adult and children’s sizes. My next patterns on the design horizon for my Crossroads Collection are an ear warmer, cowl and beanie.
Being tasked with figuring out the most seamless join possible, I began searching for tutorials that were already available and couldn’t for the life of me find one just for the link stitch. So with some trial and error I found a technique that provides a pretty seamless join. You can find my photo tutorial for joining the link stitch in the round here.
As I began working up a sample for my ear warmer I designed the Crossroads Cozy Sleeve and the Crossroads Cup Cozy. You can find the free Cozy Sleeve pattern below and a paid pattern PDF of both Crossroads Cozy patterns in my Ravelry store.
Free Crossroads Cozy Sleeve Pattern
Worsted weight (4) yarn
Yardage: 20-35 yards 5.5 mm hook or any hook needed to obtain gauge
Written in US crochet terms
Finished Size: 3” x 4”
Gauge: 2×2 = 5 rds and 7 sts
Single crochet (sc)
Double crochet (dc)
|Before you start|
Pattern is crocheted in rounds from bottom up.
Ch 1 and ch 2 do not count as a stitch.
Ch 3 does count as a stitch.
A detailed photo tutorial of the link stitch and join is provided after the pattern instructions for your reference.
Special Stitch Instructions
Invisible join – insert hook into stitch from behind and pull up and loop
Link stitch join – Photo tutorial available here.
After completing steps 9-11 in the link stitch photo tutorial, you will continue the join by working into the beginning link st of the round.
Insert hook into 1st horizontal bar, pull up a loop and pull through 2 loops on hook.
Insert hook into 2nd horizontal bar, pull up a loop and pull through 2 loops on hook.
Insert hook into top of beginning stitch, pull up a loop and pull through remaining 2 loops on hook.
Crossroads Cozy Sleeve Pattern Instructions
Ch 28, join to chain 1. (Be careful not to twist)
Round 1: ch 1, sc in each chain around, join. (28 sc)
Round 2: ch 3, Dc in last chain of round, * skip stitch, Dc next, Dc skipped stitch, repeat from * around, join to top of ch 3. (14 crosses, 28 dc)
Round 3: ch 1, sc in each st around, join. (28 sc)
Round 4: ch 3, link stitch in each st around, join. (28 link stitches)
Rounds 5-7: Repeat rounds 1-3.
Fasten off with invisible join. Weave in ends.
Congratulations, your Crossroads Cozy Sleeve is complete!
I would love to see your projects on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @owensvillachick or Owens Villa Chick and using the hashtags #crossroadscozy and #owensvillachickdesigns.
A special thank you to my testers for making this pattern amazing!
Check out the lovely Crossroads Cozy’s they created!
Until next time, Happy Crocheting!
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