Monday, January 16, 2017

How to Crochet a One Skein Cowl, Free Crochet Chunky Cowl Pattern, Alexa Cowl

Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern

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This chunky crochet cowl will make a great addition to your wardrobe. The crochet pattern works up quick and is made from just one skein of Big Twist Chunky. I love this chunky yarn because it is not too thick, just the right thickness to show off some texture. The texture on this scarf is created using half double crochet decreases. The cowl was made in color cotton candy which looks nothing like the picture. It is a peachy pink and looks gorgeous. 

 1. Chunky, size 5 yarn. I used one ball of Big Twist Chunky in color Cotton Candy.
 2. Hook L (8 mm)
 3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

32 inches around and 9 1/2 inches wide.

Using L(8mm) hook, 14 hdc sts= 5 inches

Used up the entire 195 yards of one skein of Big Twist Chunky.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Pearl Beanie, Puff Stitch Crochet Hat Pattern

Puff Stitch Hat Crochet Pattern

Crochet hat pattern using Puff stitches

Puff Stitch Beanie Crochet Pattern

How to Crochet a Puff Stitch Hat

Do you love textured hats? Then you will absolutely love this crochet pattern using Puff stitches. Did you notice the brim? Don't you think the stitch perfectly complements the bulky texture?  I used Lionbrand Wool Ease for the hats. It makes the right kind of Puff stitches, not too bulky. Colors used for the samples are Fisherman and Rose Heather. The furry pom pom and the metal buttons add a nice touch. A tutorial for making your own furry pom pom in just under a dollar will be coming up on my blog shortly. 

The hat is worked bottom up with decreases at the top to shape the hat. Working top down didn't give the same effect as working bottom up. So I decided to pick this approach and just love the outcome. The hat comes in all sizes from baby to adult. You can make one of these lovely hats for every girl in your family. 

* The pattern is written in Standard American terms.

* The pattern includes hats in sizes 0-3 month, 3-6 months, 6-12 months. 1-4 years, 4-10 years, Pre-teen to Small Woman and Large Woman

* The pattern uses Hooks J(6 mm) and I( 5.5 mm).

*Pattern uses Worsted weight yarn (size 4). I used Lionbrand Wool Ease for gauge.

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Pearl Beanie

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Ocean Waves Scarf, Free Crochet Scarf Pattern Using Caron Cakes Yarn

Caron Cakes Scarf Crochet Pattern

Free Scarf Crochet Pattern

Wishing all my readers a Happy and Peaceful New Year!  Here is a new free crochet pattern for you using the oh so popular Caron Cakes Yarn - Ocean Waves Scarf. The colors and the stitch pattern reminded me of the calming ocean waves. Just like the name, working this scarf will calm you down. With its simple two row repeat, it would make a great project to do while watching your favorite show on television. I hope you enjoy working on it. Don't forget to leave your comments.

 1. Worsted Weight variegated yarn. I used one ball of Caron Cakes in color Cake Pop
 2. Hook I (5.5mm)
 3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
68 inches long and 7 1/2 inches wide. Length of tassels not included.
Using I hook, 13 dc st= 4 inches