Tag: fall fashion

The Kate Scarf

The Kate Scarf

The Kate scarf is our newest member of the Kate Collection! The Kate collection is actually named after one of my sisters. There are a few more items coming in this collection – we have a beanie, a baby bonnet and baby blanket, a mug…

The Kate Hat

The Kate Hat

What came first – the Kate hat or the matching scarf? Honestly, it was the hat… I think! I mentioned in the scarf post that these patterns were actually designed a year ago but releasing them was postponed. Another designer brought out a very similar…

Kristine Cowl Pattern

Kristine Cowl Pattern

Introducing the Kristine Cowl pattern

Yesterday I  released and give you the Kristine ear warmer patterns. Today’s cowl matches them perfectly and so far completes the ‘set’. Although I am thinking that I may need to come up with some fingerless gloves or mittens or something to go with them!

What do you think of them together? Do they need the wristlets?

And let me tell you that this cowl so cozy. It really is the perfect pattern to make and gift this holiday season. And it looks great regardless of your yarn choice or colour.

 

PDF Links:

If you prefer a PDF Pattern you can get both versions of the ear warmer in one pdf file by clicking on the links below.

Our shop here

Ravelry here

Lovecrafts here

Esty here

 

Pattern information:

Note: this post does contain affiliate links. These may allow us to make a small commission on any purchases you make using these links but there will be no extra charge to yourself!

Also, please note that this pattern and its images are copyright protected and the sole property of Sara Marsh and Helen Wilkinson of Sunflower Cottage Crochet.  Please do not redistribute, transfer, or sell the pattern, or alter it to claim as your own. You may sell any products you create from this pattern. Please credit us by linking online listings Facebook, Website, and tag us on Instagram.

 

 

Materials needed:

 

Gauge: is not important as long as your starting chain or foundation row is the right length – info on stitch multiple in pattern notes.

Sizing: Pattern is written for several sizes – child, teen, adult. Your finished round 1 will be approximately 25’’ (27’’/28’’) slightly stretched. I wanted a slightly more snug fit around the neck for this design.

Abbreviations:

  • Ch(s)–chain(s)
  • St(s)–stitch(es)
  • rep–repeat
  • sk—skip
  • fhdc – foundation half double crochet
  • dc–double crochet
  • sc – single crochet
  • YO—yarn over
  • FO—fasten off

Kristine Cowl Pattern Notes:

  • Written in US terms.
  • Ch1 stitches at the beginning do not count as a st unless otherwise stated.
  • Please ensure that you note how the sizes are differentiated as per the sizing information above.
  • To alter the circumference of the cowl make sure you have an even number of stitches at the end of round 1.

 

 

Special Stitches:

To make your Kristine ear warmer in either version you will need to know the following stitches:

Fhdc:

Here is our right handed tutorial:

You can find our left handed tutorial here. 

Camel Stitch (also known as the third loop hdc):

To do this stitch:

YO, insert hook into the THIRD loop of the HDC from the previous row (this will be a horizontal bar below the two loops you normally work into. If working in the round, it will be on the INSIDE of your work). Pull up a loop, YO and pull thru all 3 loops on your hook.

You can find our right handed video tutorial on how to do this here :

Kristine Cowl Pattern:

Round 1 –                 Fhdc 80 (86/90) OR Ch 82 (88/92), hdc in third ch from hook and each ch across.

                                    Making sure not to twist the chain, ss to the first st to join and create a circle.

 

Round 2 –                  Ch1, camel st in each st around. SS to join.

 

Round 3 –                 Ch1, Turn, (sc, dc) in first st, sk1, *(sc, dc) in next st, sk1* Rep from * to * around.

                                    SS to join.

 

 

Rounds 4 & 5 –      Ch1, Turn, (sc, dc) in first st, sk1, *(sc, dc) in next st, sk1* Rep from * to * around.

                                    SS to join.

Note: you will be working into the sc sts from the previous round and skipping the dc sts.

 

Round  6 –               Ch1, turn, hdc in each st around. SS to join

 

Round 7 –                Ch1, do NOT turn, camel st in each st around. SS to join.

 

For child size :

Round 8 – 12 –       Repeat rounds 3-7 once more.

                                    FO, weave in ends.

 

 

For teen or adult size

Rounds 8 – 17 –      Repeat rounds 3-7 twice more.

FO, weave in ends.

 

We would love it if you would share your ear warmers with us on social media. You can find us on Facebook (please remember to answer all of the joining questions for our community group) and Instagram.

Free PDF for one day only!!

As part of the Season of Joy event, you can get the free pdf for both versions of this pattern on 24th November 2020 ONLY. To claim your free copy you will need to know what the coupon code is from Kristine’s round-up post here. Then click the button below.

 

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Mermaid Dreams Cowl Free pattern

Mermaid Dreams Cowl Free pattern

The Mermaid Dreams Cowl is a free pattern below. It’s a little different to our usual patterns but I love the texture on this one. I also love how playing with colour can change the look of this one and really make the stitch pattern pop!

This one has been designed in several sizes – age 2-3, 4-12, teen and adult! And it is perfect for using some some scraps or part used skeins.

 

Operation Christmas Child

I designed the Mermaid Dreams Cowl specifically for Operation Christmas Child. This is a well known appeal each year. Here in the UK we call it the shoebox appeal. Rachel over at Desert Blossom Crafts wanted to set up a crocheted version for children. She asked several designers if they would like to contribute. How could I say no?? I was assigned a girl’s cowl.

Isn’t this stitch perfect for a girl’s cowl? Every little girl I know either really loves unicorns or mermaids. So there was no doubt in my mind that this was the stitch pattern I was going to use.

 

Pattern links:

You can get an inexpensive ad free version of this pattern in any of our shops

Our shop here

Ravelry here

Etsy here

LoveCrafts here

 

Pattern Specifics:

Materials:

  • Between 100 – 220 yards of #4 weight yarn of your choosing. I used Caron Simply Soft for the multi-coloured one. pain pox aran for the purple one, and stylecraft for the browns.
  • 5mm hook
  • Stitch markers (recommended)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge:  8 fsc = 2’’  You can always increase the height by adding repeats

Sizing: The Mermaid Dreams Cowl pattern is written for several sizes. Your foundation row should be as follows but an inch or so will not make a difference on a cowl!

  • Age 2-3 years – 23’’
  • Age 4-10 years – 27’’
  • Teen – 29’’
  • Adult – 31’’

Abbreviations:

  • Ch(s)–chain(s)
  • St(s)–stitch(es)
  • Ss – slip stitch
  • rep–repeat
  • sk—skip
  • sc–single crochet
  • fsc – foundation single crochet
  • tc – treble crochet
  • YO—yarn over
  • FO—fasten off

 

 

Pattern Notes:

  1. Written in US terms
  2. Chain 1 does not count as a stitch unless specifically stated.
  3. Chain 4 counts as a tc stitch
  4. The pattern separates the sizes as 2-3 (4-10/ teen/adult) where this distinction is necessary.
  5. We recommend that you place stitch markers to mark the first stitch of the row.
  6. This cowl is worked bottom up in one continuous piece with right sides always facing you.

 

Special Stitches:

Treble crochet

YO twice,  insert into next stitch, YO and pull through (4 loops on hook), YO and pull through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), YO and pull through 2 loops on hook (1 loop on hook). You can find our YouTube tutorial on this below

 

Foundation stitches

I much prefer the look of foundation stitches. I think they make the finished product look so much better! Here is our tutorial (there is also a left handed version on our YouTube channel!

 

 

Pattern

In Color A:

Round 1 –               FSC 88 (104/112/128) (see special stitches)            

Round 2 –               Ch1, sc in the first st (mark it with a stitch marker), sc in each st around. SS to join. FO

 

Join Color B to first stitch of previous round:

Round 3 –               Ch4, 6tc in same st, ch1, sk7 sts, *7tc in next st, ch1, sk7 sts*  Rep from * to * around. SS to join. FO

 

 

Join Color A to the first tc of any shell on round 3:

Round 4 –               Ch1, sc in the first tc of the shell and in each of the next 6 tc, in the ch1 sp sc over the top of this and into the 4th sk st from round 2 (see fig photo). *Sc in the first tc of the next shell and in each of the next 6 tc, (see fig photo) in the ch1 sp sc over the top of this and into the 4th sk st from round 2 (see fig photo) * Rep from * to * around.

 

 

Round 5 –               Ch1, sc in each st around

 

 

 

Join Color C to any st above the one that is worked over the ch1 space from round 4 (see figure photo):

Round 6 –               Ch4, work 6 tc into the same st, ch1, sk7, *7tc into the next st, ch1, sk7* Rep from * to * around. Ss to the top of the ch4 to join.

 

 

Join color A to the first tc of any shell on round 6

Round 7 –               Repeat round 4

Round 8 –               Repeat round 5

Almost there!!

 

 

 

Round 9 onwards – Repeat rounds 6-8 another 2 (4/5/6) times

 

FO and weave in ends

 

Don’t forget to share your Mermaid Dreams Cowls with us on social media! The links are below

FaceBook community group

Instagram

 

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