Category: Scarf

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!

Check out my Projects in Motions page to see what I’m currently working on or what is next on the hook.

One Skein Skinny Scarf

One Skein Skinny Scarf

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.

One Skein Skinny Scarf
Crochet Styles 4U One Skein Skinny Scarf

Supplies:   RedHeart Boutique Unforgettable Yarn

  • Sunrise (3.5oz/270yds)

Hook G – 4.25mm

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

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

Instructions:

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.

Weave ends.

Crochet Styles 4U One Skein Skinny Scarf
Crochet Styles 4U
One Skein Skinny Scarf
Crochet Styles 4U One Skein Skinny Scarf
Crochet Styles 4U
One Skein Skinny Scarf

Hope you enjoyed this free pattern.
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Crochet Mojo

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 🙂

 

Creative Mind

While I’m in this slump I’ve crocheted some random items.

Long School BusI 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.

Half BusWhat a great gift for Bus Driver Appreciation Day.  It takes a real special person to drive school bus, kudos to you.

Since I was on a school theme check out the pencil scarf.

Pencil Scarf

 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.

Rubber Ducky Dishcloth

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.

Elephant Hat and Diaper Cover

Elephant Hat and Diaper Cover 2

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.

Purple Hat and Scarf

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…

Sparkly Hat

I freehand the cowl using the basket weave stitch and some double crochets.

Sparkly Hat and Cowl

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

Crochet Bracelot

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?

Happy Hooking!

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.

Click here for the pattern.

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Happy Hooking!

 

Back Loop Only Scarf

Back Loop Only Scarf

Back Loop Only Scarf

Materials

  • RedHeart Super Saver
    • Burgundy (A)
    • Gold (B)
    • White (C)
  • I Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

st – stitch

Pattern Notes:

  • Back Loop Only (BLO) in every stitch throughout pattern
  • Change color in last stitch
  • Gauge not important

Instructions

  • Row 1: With A, ch190, hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as hdc), hdc in each ch to end, turn.
  • Row 2: Ch2, hdc in next st, hdc in every st to end and change color to B in last st, turn.
  • Row 3: With B, ch1, sc in same st, sc in each st to end and change color to A, turn.
  • Row 4: Repeat Row 2, change color to C, turn.
  • Row 5: Repeat Row 3, change color to B, turn.
  • Row 6: Repeat Row 2
  • Row 7: Repeat Row 2
  • Row 8: Repeat Row 2, change color to A, turn.
  • Row 9: Repeat Row 3, change color to C, turn.
  • Row 10: Repeat Row 3, change color to B, turn.
  • Row 11: Repeat Row 3, change color to A, turn.
  • Row 12: Repeat Row 2, turn
  • Row 13: Repeat Row 2, finish off and weave ends.

Optional:  You can do a row of sc on the ends for a more finished look or add fringes.

 Please do not claim this pattern as your own.  If you share, please link back to my blog or Facebook page. 

 Pattern can also be found on ravelry-logo-81r

 Happy Hooking

BLO Only Scarf

 

                                                  

Not Good Day

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.

One Easy Scarf
One Easy Scarf

Materials

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

Scissors

Weaving needle

Abbreviations

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

Notes:

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.

Small 55 inches

Medium 70 inches

Large 82 inches

Last Row: Finish off and weave ends.

Blocking is not necessary unless you want to.

Easy Hat and Scarf Set

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The hat pattern can be found here.

Blaze Orange Hat

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.

Blaze Orange Hat

Without Flash

Blaze Orange Hat

With Flash

Blaze Orange Hat2