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?
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.
Supplies: Big Twist Collection Sincerely Yarn – Red
Weight: 6oz, 170 gms, 332 yds, 295 meters
I Hook/5.5 mm
ch – chain
st – stitch
sk – skip
dc – double crochet
Notes: Gauge is not important.
Finished scarf measured approximately 59”
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.
Hope you enjoyed this pattern and feel free to share.
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.