Category: Cowl

Pocketed Hooded Cowl

Old man winter is finally here.  It’s about 26 degrees here in Fredericksburg, VA.  There is no better time to crochet especially when it’s freezing out, brrrrrrr!  With that being said, let’s get moving on the Pocketed Hooded Cowl.  Since I’m always looking for something small to make in between projects I purchased In a Weekend – Crochet Calendar 2017.

“In the spirit of full disclosure, this is an affiliate link or post, which means that I may get a commissions if you decide to purchase anything from said business. I only recommend products that I use and love myself at no additional cost to you.”I like adding my own flare and I didn’t not use the yarn recommended.  I used 2.5 skeins of Mega Brushed yarn from Premier Yarns.  This is a fuzzy type of worsted weight yarn and it can be troublesome when frogging, so be careful.  It is still soft to the touch and versatile.

 

Worn up it’s a hooded cowl.  I would wear it either inside or outside my coat.

Roll that hooded cowl down and now your have a cowl.

I’m thinking about adding a wooden button on the pocket bands.

Now it’s a full cowl.

As we draw near to 2017 I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

CYA in 2017 and Happy Hooking!

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This Way That A Way Hooded Cowl

This Way That A Way Hooded Cowl is a quick and easy project using a skein of variegated yarn.  You can use any worsted weight yarn but variegated works the best for giving each hooded cowl and different design.  This designed was created during the craze of pooling that was popping up on my Facebook feed.  If you don’t know exactly what pooling is click here and you will find plenty of information and links that explains it from The Crochet Crowd.

This was made to be worn either as a cowl or as a hooded cowl, the choice is up to you.  It was snug enough to be worn comfortably around your neck.  If snug is not your thing you can easily adjust your starting chains.  This way it’s a cowl.

This Way That A Way Hooded Cowl

Supplies:

Red Heart Super Saver – Zebra or any worsted weight yarn

“L” Hook/8mm

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations: 

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

st – stitch

sk – skip                               

Notes: 

Ch 4 counts as dc and ch1 throughout pattern

Turn at the end of each round

Multiples of 2

Instructions:

Round 1:  Ch 100, join with slip stitch to form a ring, be careful and not twist chain.

Round 2:  Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch1), dc in next st, *ch1, sk next st, dc in next st, repeat from * around, join in dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Round 3:  Ch4, *dc in next dc, ch1, repeat from * around, join in dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Round 4 – 32:  Repeat Round 3 until the desired length.

I used the entire skein of yarn because I like a snug fit cowl around my neck and it was enough to cover my head like a hood.  To make a shorter or longer hooded cowl increase or decrease rounds.  To make a larger or smaller hooded cowl increase or decrease your starting chains.

This way it’s a hooded cowl.

This Way That A Way Hooded Cowl

Try this hooded cowl with the new Caron Cakes and Sweet Roll yarn and see what you can come up with.

This one was made with Sweet Roll in Wild Cherry Swirl.  I just love the names of these colors.  Makes me so hungry.

This Way That A Way Hooded Cowl - Sweet Roll

I got a little carried away with the graphics and wanted something different.  My model was such a sport when I showed her surrounded by wolves.  This picture got me a few more orders also.  I made this hooded cowl with Homespun yarn by Lionbrand and I made 80 chains instead of 100 since it was bulky yarn and I still wanted a snug fit.  As you can see you can use any type of yarn with a slight modification of your starting chains and a larger hook if necessary.

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Two Toned Hooded Cowl

 

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Top 5 Crochet Styles 4U Patterns

In case you missed it I’m bringing you my Top 5 crochet patterns since I began crocheting.  I’ve always admired other crocheting patterns and ventured out on designing my very own Crochet Styles 4U patterns.  Designing a pattern is not always easy because I always get caught up in other patterns that I see online.  As of today I have over 1000 patterns saved in my Ravelry library. How many patterns do you have saved?  I know I’m not the only one with a massive crochet library, lol.

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Cutie Pie Boots Cuffs

Sweet Baby Blanket

Twist and Shout Dishcloth

Rainbow Twist Infinity Scarf

One Easy Scarf

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Cutie Pie Cowl

Cutie Pie Cowl ~ Free Pattern

Crochet your very own quick and simple cowl using few stitches.  Cowls are perfect to keep warm and it can be a fashion statement piece.  Pair up this Cutie Pie Cowl with a pair of Cutie Pie Boot Cuffs and your favorite crochet hat.  You can easily find a simple crochet hat pattern to make.

This is made in rows for those who have a difficult time crocheting in the round and losing count.  You can make it as long or short as you want and it’s very easy.  Longer rows will produce an infinity scarf that you can wrap around your neck a couple of times.  The Cutie Pie Cowl is an easy pattern to follow and a good beginner project that can be made in a couple of hours.

Cutie Pie Crochet Cowl
Cutie Pie Cowl

 

Materials:

Big Twist Premium Yarn – Black

Sundance Sahara Yarn – Leopard

H (5mm) hook

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

 

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

st – stitch

 

Row 1:  With black yarn ch30, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *dc in next st, sc in next st, repeat from * across to end, turn.

Row 2:  Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in same st, sc in next st, *dc in next st, sc in next st, repeat from * across to end, turn.

Row 3:  Ch1, sc in same st, *dc in next st, sc in next st, repeat from * across to end.

Repeat Row 2-3 alternatively  until it measures approximately 32″ from beginning to end.

If you want it longer continue repeating Row 2-3.

Finish off and join to first row forming a circle.  Whipstitch beginning and ending row together.

Weave ends.

Optional Edging:  With right side facing and Leopard yarn, slip stitch to any stitch, ch1, sc in same st and in each st around 3X.  Repeat for other edge.

Finish off and weave ends.

Here’s the complete set.

The Cutie Pie Set
The Cutie Pie Set

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Finally Yarn Overload

Do you ever find yourself wishing you could find the yarn mother load.  Often in the crochet groups someone will post a picture of their mother load stash, whether it be given to them, found at Goodwill or Estate Sales.  I’ve been to Goodwill a few times and I never find anything.  While in one of the crochet groups someone posted their picture of their yarn score from OfferUp.  OfferUp is basically your typical buy and sell from people in your area.  There are many sickos out there, so be careful, and if it looks to good to be true leave it alone.

*Disclaimer:  I’m  not endorsing this company.  I’m sharing my experience only.

I was able to find something on the first try.  I was lucky enough and met a nice woman who could no longer crochet due to a hand injury.  For the $20 I paid I was overjoyed.  I told her the yarn was going to a good home.  The bag was huge and I did not expect that much yarn.  The yarn selection was definitely something that I would not normally buy.    That’s a huge plus because it will force my creativity with the textures.  There were many brands that I’ve heard of and quite a few I’ve never heard of.

Good Find
Yes, I will organize this one day I hope

Bored on a Saturday I picked out some bulky yarn and started a “listening” to movie on Netflix.

The yarn was from Blue Sky Alpaca, yay a company I’ve never heard of.  It’s 50% alpaca/50% wool super bulky yarn that comes in 24 colors.  I tried searching for a price on their site and didn’t find one.  The skeins are 45 yards and you will need plenty if you are making something larger than a cowl.    The cowl I made used 3 skeins with about 12″ leftover.    Overall it’s a very good quality, high end of the scale yarn.  The downsize of this yarn is the shedding.  By the time I finished my red shirt had white strands all over.  Maybe overtime it will stop shedding.  It’s no biggie to me.

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I was finished way before the movie was over.  I love instant gratification and cowl making satisfies my needs.  In between projects I find myself making a cowl.  A cowl would make a last minute gift.
Enough of the blabbing and on to the pattern already!
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Supplies

  • Blue Sky Bulky Hand Dyes

50% alpaca 50% wool

45 yards/100 grams

    • (3) Frost
  • Q Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

st – stitch

Notes:

  • Ch3 count as stitch

Gauge:  4 X 4               6dc X 3 rows

Instructions:

Row 1:  Ch22  (loosely), dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch, dc in each st from hook, turn.

Row 2:  Ch2, dc in each dc from previous row to end, turn.

Row 2-21:  Repeat Row 2 or until desired length.

Finish off and with wrong sides together whipstitch short sides and weave ends.

Soft & Warm Cowl

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Something Quick

Here’s something quick and fast to make for that last minute gift.  It’s a cowl using 3 strands of yarn.  Grab 3 skeins of your favorite worsted weight yarn and a Q hook.  I chose I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby.  This yarn is soft and squishy compared to Red Heart Super Saver.

  • I Love This Yarn (3 skeins)
  • Q Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Row 1:  Ch 18 (loosely), dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch, dc in each st from hook, turn.

Row 2:  Ch2, dc in each dc from previous row to end, turn.

Row 2-14:  Repeat Row 2 or until desired length

Finish off and with wrong sides together whipstitch short sides and weave ends.

It’s that easy.

3 Strand Cowl

Three Strand Cowl

I made this with Loops and Thread Urban in Red.  I scored this yarn at Michael’s in the clearance section last summer for a $1.  Oh boy, I love a bargain.

Sorry for the picture quality, it’s been raining here for days.  I hope the sun will come out soon.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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