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Scrubby Knobbly Crochet Dishcloth

Scrubby Knobbly Crochet Dishcloth

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Scrubby Knobbly Crochet Dishcloth
Scrubby Knobbly Crochet Dishcloth

Who likes washing dishes?

Yay or nay.

Since my dishwasher expired I have to wash dishes the old fashion way, by hand.  To my advantage, I can crochet my very own Scrubby Knobbly Crochet Dishcloth.  Yes, it’s a mouthful to say.

The Scubby Knobbly dishcloth is very easy and quick to make.  This is considered to be an easy pattern using single crochets and the bobble stitch.  The bobbles are a plus, they are great for scrubbing stubborn stains or the beloved pots and pans.

Materials:

1 Skein Lily Sugar n’ Cream Cotton Yarn

H (5.0) Hook

Scissors

Tapestry Needle

Notes:

  • Ch2 counts as a double crochet throughout the pattern
  • Gauge does not matter, it’s a dishcloth
  • Your bobble will pop out facing outwards

Stitches

ch –  chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

BS – bobble stitch = dc4tog (5 loops on hook)

st – stitch

Finished Size:  Approximately 8 X 8

Pattern:

Row 1:  Ch32, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn. (31)

Row 2:  Ch1, sc in same st and in each sc across, turn.

Row 3:  Ch2 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 sc, *BS in next st, dc in next 3 sc, rep from *across, end with sc on top of turning ch. (24dc, 7BS)

Row 4:  Repeat Row 2

Row 5:  Repeat Row 2

Row 6:  Repeat Row 2

Row 7:  Repeat Row 3

Row 8 – 37:  Repeat Rows 2-7 five times

Row 38 – 40:  Repeat Row 2

Finish Off

Weave ends

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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Double Cross Infinity Scarf

This may be my last winter item.  The Double Cross Infinity Scarf came into being by accident.  I was at that time where I lost my interest in crocheting and I was tired of the yarn in my stash.  As most of us say, “I will not buy any more yarn until I use what I have”.  LOL, that does not always work.  I was armed with full skein of red yarn and off I went.  The yarn is really red and not pink.

Pop in your favorite DVD and knock this easy project out.  The Double Cross Infinity Scarf will make an excellent last minute gift.

Double Cross Infinity Scarf

Supplies:  Big Twist Collection Sincerely Yarn – Red

Weight: 6oz, 170 gms, 332 yds, 295 meters

I Hook/5.5 mm

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

st – stitch

sk – skip

dc – double crochet

 

Notes:  Gauge is not important.

Finished scarf measured approximately 59”

 

Instructions:

Row 1:  Ch27, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch and in each ch to end, turn.

Row 2:  Ch3 (counts as dc now and throughout), dc in next st, *sk st, dc in next 2 sts, dc in sk st, repeat  from * across to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 3:  Ch3, dc in next st and in each st to end, turn.

Repeat Row 2 and Row 3 until desired length or until you run out of yarn.  I used the entire skein.

Make sure you end at Row 2 when you reach your length.

Finish off and weave ends.

You can either whipstitch the ends for an infinity scarf or leave the ends separated for a regular 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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Cutie Pie Boot Cuffs

Cutie Pie Boot Cuffs

 

I love making these quick boot cuffs.  They make nice gifts and it’s a stash buster.   The simple stitches and texture creates various looks.  A skein of yarn will make two pair of boot cuffs.  I usually do not wear what I make but I would definitely wear these Cutie Pie Boot Cuffs.  You can make a pair for every outfit in your closet.

This is an easy pattern with repeats and can be finished in an hour.

Supplies

RedHeart Super Saver Worsted Weight  – Aran

I Hook (5.5 mm)

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations

ch – chain

st – stitch

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

fpdc – front post double crochet     Here’s a link to fpdc if you need help.

blo – back loop only

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is worked in rows and rounds
  • Bottom Band measures approximately 11”-12” across
  • Crochet with right side facing you
  • Ch1/Ch2 does not count as stitch
  • Color changes are given if you are using two colors (Brown and Aran cuffs)

Gauge:

  • 4 X 4 = 15dc X 10 rows

Size:

Medium (13”-14”)

Instructions

Row 1:  With Aran yarn, leave a long tail, ch10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each st to end, turn. (9)

Row 2 – 39:  Ch1, blo sc in each st to end, turn.

DO NOT FINISH OFF

Change color here

Join to form a ring (circle).  You are now working on the top half of the boot cuff.

You will now work in ROUNDS

Round 1 – 2:  Ch1, sc in same st as join, sc around evenly 40X, join to 1 sc. (40)

Change color here after Round 2

Round 3:  Ch2, dc in same st as join, dc in next st, dc in each st to end, join to first dc.

Round 4 – 8:  Ch1, fpdc in same st as join, (dc in next st, fpdc in next st) repeat ( ) around, join to fpdc.

Change color here

Round 9 – 10:  Ch1, sc in same st as join, sc in next st, sc in each st to end.

Finish off and weave ends.

Turn inside out and whipstitch to close and turn to the right side.

Hope you enjoyed this pattern!

Yarn Used Below:  Sundance Sahara

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Free Shark Crochet Patterns

Free Shark Crochet Patterns

Sharks, sharks, and more sharks.  What’s that swimming in the water?  It’s a bird, nope, it’s a plane, nope, it’s a SHARK!  Quick, grab your hook, yarn and pattern and start crocheting these 5 free crochet patterns.  These patterns are among my favorites and something I would actually make on dry land.  There’s something for every skill level.

 

Shark Hat
Shark Blanket
Shark Pencil Pouch
Baby Shark Hat and Booties
Shark Hat
Free Crochet Shark Patterns

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1 Shark Swaddle

2 Shark Pouch

Shark Beanie

4 Shark Blanket

5 Shark Beanie

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Knotty Knot Boot Cuffs V2

It’s another  boot cuffs pattern again yall!  Since the first pair of Knotty Knot Boot Cuffs were in the making I already had it in my mind to combine the colors.  It’s hard to decide which style I like best so I say I love them both.  Same concept as the first one and I think I changed a row.  Boot cuffs are becoming one of my favorite things to make.  I love the instant gratification of completing a project and they are great stash busters.

Knotty Knot Boot Cuffs V2

Knotty Knot Boot Cuffs
Knotty Knot Boot Cuffs V2

 

Supplies:

  • Red Heart Worsted Weight Yarn or your 2 Colors
    • Red Heart Soft (Purple)
    • Red Heart Super Saver (Black)
  • I (5.5mm) hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

st – stitch

sc – single crochet

yo – yarn over

blo – back loop only

flo – front loop only

ps – puff stitch

Notes:

  • Worked in rows and joined when finished
  • Puff Stitch – yo, insert hook in st, yo pull up a loop, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo and pull up a loop) 3X’s, yo pull through all 7 loops on hook
  • Change color in last stitch and carry yarn
  • Colors are colored coded to the row
    • Purple
    • Black
    • FOLLOW THE WRITTEN PATTERN ONLY AND NOT THE COLOR CHANGES WHEN REPEATING

Size:  Medium (13”-14”) – Finished length 12 X 4 1/2

Instructions:

MAKE 2

Starting color is black

Row 1:  Ch44, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each sc to end, turn. (43)

Change to Purple

Row 2:  Ch1, *sc in 1st 3 chs or stitches when doing the repeats, ps in next st, repeat from * to end, turn. (33sc, 10ps)

Row 3:  Ch1, sc in each st to end, turn. (43)

Change to Black

Row 4:  Repeat Row 2

Row 5:  Repeat Row 3

Change to Purple

Row 6:  Repeat Row 2

Row 7: Repeat Row 3

Change to Black

Row 8: Repeat Row 2

Row 9:  SC through both loops Repeat Row 3

Row10:  BLO  Repeat Row 3

Row 11:  FLO Repeat Row 3

Change to Purple

Row 12:  FLO Repeat Row 3

Row 13-14:  BLO Repeat Row 3

Row 15-16:  FLO Repeat Row 3

Row 17:  Through both loops, ch1, sc in each st to end.

Leave a long tail, weave ends and finish off.  I also left a long tail in black so the purple won’t show when weaving that block of color.

With wrong sides together seam short edges and weave ends.

Turn inside out and you are ready to go with your new Knotty Knot Boot Cuffs.

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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.

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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.

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