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 will be a quick post on how to make a One Skein Skinny Scarf. I had one skein of RedHeart Boutique Unforgettable yarn that I wanted to get rid off. This is not my favorite yarn to use because it rips quickly and it’s not very forgiving when you have to rip apart. My main complaint is finding knots in the skein but other than that it’s a very soft yarn to use and I love the gradual color changes.
I made this scarf in about two hours and used every bit of this yarn.
Supplies: RedHeart Boutique Unforgettable Yarn
Hook G – 4.25mm
Gauge: 4 ½ X 4 ½ = 7vst+2dc X 8 rows
Abbreviations: ch – chain
dc – double crochet
vst – v-stitch (dc, ch1, dc)
Notes: Ch3 counts as stitch
Row1: Ch25, vst in 5th ch from hook, *skip 2chs, vst in next ch; repeat from * to last 2chs, skip 1ch, dc in turning ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch3, vst in 1ch of each vst to last ch, dc in turning chain, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until skein is finished or desired length.
It’s that time where I can’t find anything to crochet or find something to make that will hold my attention. I’m not even interested in yarn sales either. I hope I’m not getting sick, lol. Seems like I’ve been in this situation before, hmmmm last year around this time…..
This must be my slow down time and recharge period 🙂
While I’m in this slump I’ve crocheted some random items.
I work in a school by day and I thought it would be cool to make some school themed items. This Hop on the Bus ,Gus! scarf jumped right on my hook. I even found my WIP of this project from a couple of years ago when I first started out. After crocheting a few rows I quickly remembered why I abandoned it in the first place. RANT TIME – I like crocheting in short rows not long rows, hence that’s why I don’t like making blankets.
Finishing a project was my main goal and I forced myself to continue. It turned out to be quite a fun project that worked up quickly. Not to much counting stitches and color changes. You can do so much with this design from adding letters to headlights.
What a great gift for Bus Driver Appreciation Day. It takes a real special person to drive school bus, kudos to you.
Start on a few of these now so you will be ready when the kiddos return to school. What I love about a scarf is you can make it as long or short as you want. Go crazy and make some for your whole family.
I’ve been on a dishcloth kick and I got bored of the regular rectangle dishcloths. The Little Quaker dishcloth gives me the chuckles. I had some left over bright yellow cotton yarn that came in handy. If I make this again I will add some feet.
Baby did someone say baby. OMG this Elephant Baby Hat and Diaper cover was such a delight to make. I can’t wait to see pictures of the little one who it was made for. Don’t be afraid and mix and match patterns.
I found this cute set in a box and I do not know about the pattern. I think I freehand the hat and no clue about the scarf. I may keep this set for myself.
I’m so proud that I’m actually using yarn in my stash. I was using these colors to make a make a bag that I lost interest in a long time ago. That’s one of the perks of crocheting, you can reuse the yarn. I used my imagination…
I freehand the cowl using the basket weave stitch and some double crochets.
This is what happens when boredom sets in. The intentions were to make a few more in bright colors but I only got around to making one. Just in case you are wondering, it’s a Bobble Bracelet
From the looks of things I don’t think I lost my crochet mojo.
What are some of the things you crochet in your down time?
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)
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.
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.
My other website www.thecrochethooker.com took a turn for the worst. I took it as a sign, out with the old and in with the new. It will take me some time to fix this one up. Please enjoy my first published pattern on Ravelry.
Click the picture for the pattern.
Bernat Mosaic – Pink Poodle
100g/3.5oz per ball (1.5 ball used for 60 inches)
*If you don’t want to use this yarn you can use any worsted weight #4
Let your creativity flow
Size K/6.5mm hook
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
Gauge is not important
Make sure you begin with a sc and end with a dc
Row 1: With K hook, ch 21, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, *sc in next chain, dc in ch, repeat from *across, turn. (20)
Row 2: Ch1, *sc in dc, dc in next sc, repeat from *across, turn. (20)
Here’s the easy part. Keep repeating Row 2 until the scarf is your desired length or you can use the measurements below.
I knew nothing about hunting until I moved to Virginia from New York City. So you know, when in Rome do as the Romans do. I found this Perfect Man Hat pattern and went to work. I used Caron, Red Heart Super Saver and Red Heart Reflective yarn for this project. This hat was made in about 3 hours.