Category: Adult

Crochet Challenge Top

Ok, I have to admit again I often start projects and never complete them.  This is a personal challenge that I am trying to work on.  Since I’ve been told to stop jumping from project to project I challenged myself to complete the Simple Lace Summer Top on from CrochetNCrafts.  I loved the fact that this top looked classy and simple without shaping.

As the pattern stated you can use any yarn and hook size and I did just that.  As a further challenge for me, I used a thinner cotton yarn and went up a hook size.  I’ve never worked with Bernat Cotton-ish yarn and it was sale, yay!  Four skeins of Cotton Harvest (Burnt Orange) was used to complete my Crochet Challenge Top while I listened/watched the series of Scandal again.  That Olivia Pope is a force to be reckoned with.

Boom, pow, in about two weeks this lovely and airy top was created.  It took me actually three weeks to make because I was working on other projects in between.  This yarn will be perfect for any summertime top and will accommodate my many hot flashes.  It sure does suck getting old!

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Racey Lacey Top
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I think I fell in love with this sweater.  I’m already thinking about my next colors.  Make sure you check out CrochetNCrafts blog.   Hope you enjoyed this post and make sure you stop by Crochet Styles 4U (Facebook) or Crochet Styles 4U (Instragram).

Happy Hooking.

Protect Ya Neck Neckwarmer

Who is ready for some snow?  We got blasted here in Fredericksburg, VA.  I’m still trying to figure out why they make such a big deal out of buying up all of the milk and bread.

Bread and Milk Panic

This video cracks me up every time.

What a great time to get snowed in with your favorite yarn, hook and pattern.

The Protect Ya Neck Neckwarmer is just what is needed.  Made with chunky yarn and a large hook used will have you wearing yours in no time. The split collar gives it that boom pow look.  The Protect Ya Neck Neckwarmer can be worn over or under your coat or over your top.  You can create 3 different looks with one neckwarmer.

This is not a yarn eater.  I used 4 skeins and 2 were for the neck for the 3 colored one and 2 skeins for the  black and red one.  I think I crocheted tighter with that one.

 

Protect Ya Neck Neckwarmer

Protect Ya Neck Neckwarmer
Ok, I decided to get a bit creative and daring using my two favorite colors, black and red.  My sister said it reminded her of Cruella De Vil.

Protect Ya Neck Neckwarmer

 

Protect Ya Neck Neckwarmer

 

Protect Ya Neck Neckwarmer pattern can be found on Ravelry and Craftsy.

You may make and sell just link back to Crochet Styles 4U.

If you would like your very own made by me please check out the Crochet Styles 4U Spreesy Store.

Happy Crocheting!


Rainbow Twist Infinity Cowl

This is an easy infinity scarf to make, it should take between 2-3 hours to crochet.  Variegated yarn makes this scarf burst with color.  The stitches used are basic and you must know how to foundation double crochet, front and back post double crochet.   Remember the internet is your friend, there are many tutorials and videos on these stitches.  This scarf can be worn around the neck, doubled around the neck and as a hooded scarf.  The choice is up to you.  I’m stuck on the Big Twist Rainbow Classic yarn for the moment and this may be my go to cowl yarn.  Make sure you check my post on Joann’s Big Twist yarn.

The pattern can be found below.

Rainbow Twist Infinity

Rainbow Twist Infinity

Rainbow Twist Infinity

Rainbow Twist Infinity

Rainbow Twist Infinity Collage
Rainbow Twist Infinity Collage

Materials:

Big Twist Rainbow Classic Yarn

8 oz/227gms/447yds

Fun Brights

J Hook

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Pattern Notes:

Ch3 counts as stitch throughout

Gauge:

4X4 = 13dc X 7 rows

Finished Measurements:

12 ½” by 55”

Abbreviations

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

fpdc – front post double crochet

bpdc – back post double crochet

st – stitch

fdc – foundation double crochet

Instructions:

FDC36

Row 1:  Ch3, dc in next st, dc in each st to end, turn.

Row 2 – 100:  Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 55” or desired length.

DO NOT finish, you are going to continue working on first side

Row 1: Ch3, dc across evenly to last st, turn.

Row 2:  Ch3, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next * repeat from * to end and finish off.

Repeat steps for second side.  Instead of ch3 you are going to join yarn and ch3 and begin your dc across.

Weave ends and mattress stitch the two short ends.  Be sure the scarf is not twisted.

The pattern can also be found on Ravelry.

Happy Hooking!

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Holy Cowl

My fringed cowl was slightly modified from Posh Patterns Blog.  I used Bernat Softee Chunky yarn in Wine.  Instead of chaining 43, I chained 60 and crocheted 10 rounds instead of 7 rounds.  Depending on your tension I would suggest purchasing 2 skeins.  I needed the extra skein for the fringes.

The cowl can be completed in a couple of hours and would make a nice gift for someone.  Howl Cowl, I’m going to get my sister for putting me on this cowl phase.

This to can be made for you from Crochet Styles 4U.

Fringed Cowl

Fringed Cowl

Rainbow Twist Cowl

Another cowl completed using the Holy Cannoli Cowl pattern.  Yarn used was Fun Brights Big Twist Rainbow Collection.  The package said it was bulky yarn which I think should be considered worsted weight yarn.  I bought some more of this yarn in a different color while it was 50% off.

Hope you enjoyed this quick post and Happy Hooking!

 

 

Big Twist

If you have noticed Joann’s yarn section has been looking pretty slim to none during the last 4 weeks.  I was able to pick up many skeins on clearance and yarn that I normally wouldn’t purchase.  Something new must be coming.  Every Saturday I would go back to watch the disappearance of the yarn.

Beyond the shelves were full again and behold a new brand of yarn by Joann’s called Big Twist Collection Value Worsted Yarn.  The regular price $3.19 for 6 ounces, but I was able to get it with a coupon, of course.  In my opinion, the colors were alright, nothing new and exciting.  There were some colors that caught my attention.  I would compare this yarn to the Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn at Michaels.  It was a tad bit softer than Redheart Super Saver Economy.  Big Twist looks like it will hold up during washings and will make a great sturdy blanket.

This is the color palette I chose, black, cream and scarlet.

Big Twist Yarn

Big Twist Hat

Hat & Cowl Set 2

Cowl

Hat & Cowl Set

Hat and Cowl Set1

The pattern for the hat can be found here and the cowl here.  If you have trouble with front and back post double crochet make sure you watch this video for more help.

I would definitely purchase this yarn again and would also like to try their other premium yarns which can be found here.

If you would like this made email me at crochetstyles4u@gmail.com or you can find me on 

That’s it for now and until then Happy Hooking!

Easy Sleeveless Top

First, let me give a big shout out to my pattern testers.  They all did a wonderful job and they were able to recreate my vision.  This was my first pattern that I actually spent some time with trying to get it right.  I made it during the summer and it took me this long to get it tested.  I was a little apprehensive and nervous but I took the plunge and I’m glad I did.

With anything new, you learn from trial and error.  My next top will have foundation crochet as it was suggested.  The pattern was written and crocheted before the suggestion and I couldn’t grasp my mind around the new addition since I didn’t start it out that way.  But I’m determined to figure it out for the next time.  There’s nothing like a challenge. 🙂

Here are some of the tops from the Crochet Styles 4U Pattern Testers.  More will be added as they finish them.

Sleeveless Top

Rebeca Grieco
Just Handcrafts

I like the changing yarn colors.

Tammie Grandon

Great idea Tammy with adding a different shade of purple.

Hooked On You
Hooked On You

Nice yarn choice.

Debbie Wachter
Debbie Wachter

Pretty smile and good job on the top.

I’m thinking of making a few  changes before I actually post the pattern after wearing a similar top today posted below.


Bright Sleeveless Top No, sorry, the above pattern has not be written or tested.

Stay tuned there’s more to come.

The pattern can be found on Ravelry.

Happy Hooking!