Thursday, November 13, 2014

Diana Button Cowl, Free Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern

This is a quick and easy pattern made with chunky yarn, perfect for a last minute Christmas gift. I used less two skeins of Bernat Softee Chunky and was able to crochet one cowl in under two hours. You can make it in a single color or double color as shown. If the Winter blues have kicked in, this quick and easy project could be the perfect pick me up. The finished cowl measures 31 inches in length and 10 inches in width. 

1. Yarn: Super Bulky, size 6 yarn. I used Bernat Softee Chunky. The
UK/Australian equivalent is 14 ply.
2. Hook: Hook P (10mm) and a hook H (5mm) to weave in the tails.
3. Sewing Needle
4. Two large wooden buttons.
Finished measurements: 31 inches long and 10 inches wide

6 ½ sc st = 4 inches
8 sc rows = 4 inches

I used about 175 yards of yarn. I used less than 2 balls of Bernat Softee Chunky.

Stitch Abbreviations
The pattern is in standard American terms.

    Rev sc- Reverse single crochet
    tr- triple crochet
    sl st- slip stitch
    ch- chain
Stitch Explanations
1. Reverse Single Crochet: Worked just like a regular single crochet but you work from left to right and insert your hook into the stitch on the right before pulling up a loop. See pic below:

2. Work in Back loops or Front loops only: See the picture below to learn what it means to work into back loops only or front loops only. When making a regular stitch the hook is inserted under both the loops as seen in 1st diagram below but inserted only into one of the loops in case you are working into the back or front loops.


Using P hook, leave a 1 ½ yard long tail and chain 44.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. -------------43 sc

Row 2: Ch 4 tightly ( counts as first tr), 1 tr in each st across, do not turn. ----------43 tr

Note: For working in front loops and rev sc please see stitch explanation above.
Row 3: Working from left to right, ch 1, 1 rev sc in front loop of same st as ch 1, 1 rev sc in front loop of each st across, end with a rev sc on top of beginning ch-4. --------- 43 rev sc
Row 4: Ch 4 tightly ( counts as first tr), work 1 tr in back loop of next st taking care to insert your hook into one more small loop as shown in pic 1 below. This will ensure that there are no holes in your work. You can fold the rev sc row down to the front so you can easily work behind it. ----43 tr

Row 5: Repeat Row 3-------- 43 Rev sc

Row 6: Repeat Row 4----------43 tr

Row 7: Repeat Row 3. Fasten off if you would like to change colors. Leave a 1 yard tail and join the new color with a sl st behind the last rev sc. If you would like to make it in one color, do not fasten off but proceed to the next row below.

Row 8: Repeat Row 4.

Repeat rows 3 and 4 alternately till you have a total of 6 triple crochet rows. Continue to work sc stitches along row ends (along the shorter side of the cowl). I worked 3 sc across each triple crochet st and got around 20 sc in total. Turn and work two more sc rows. Fasten off. These sc rows will form your button band where you can sew on the buttons s shown in pic 2 below.

  1. Use the beginning yarn tails to work slip stitches along the row ends on the other side. This will even out the edges. Weave in any tails left with an H hook.
  2. Sew on the buttons to the button band as shown in the pic 3.

Tip: Fold the top row down inwards before wrapping the cowl around your neck. This gives it a nice shape.


Download the pattern here: Diana Button Cowl

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Woman's Slipper Boots Crochet Pattern, Classic Snow Boots, US sizes 5-12, Now in French too!

Boots Slipper Crochet Pattern

Customer Picture: Made by @aspiringredhead on Instagram

This crochet pattern is worked with two strands of worsted weight yarn held together making it sturdy and toasty at the same time. Though the buttons are functional, I found that you can just slip in and out of the boot with ease even without opening the straps. I used  4 skeins of Vanna's choice for each pair of boots and still had some yarn left over.  This would be a stylish way to keep your feet warm!  I love boots and now I have one I can wear at home. I am still pondering which one to keep, the green or the gray. What other colors would you experiment with? Leave a comment below.

* The pattern is written in Standard American Terms.

*Pattern uses 2 strands of worsted weight yarn ( size 4 medium) held together.

* Pattern includes 4 sizes, Small ( fits US sizes 5/6), Medium (fits Us sizes 7/8) , Large ( fits US sizes 9/10) and Extra Large (fits US sizes 11/12)

* Pattern includes lots of pictures to guide you.

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