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Elegant Hairscarf

Elegant Hairscarf

Something came over me one day and I just had to design an elegant headscarf. I know! It’s not my usual kind of design. When I think of head scarves I think of the 1950’s and old movies with (not so fast) open top cars, 

Samantha’s Hope Beanie Free Pattern

Samantha’s Hope Beanie Free Pattern

Last year we participated in our first Crochet Cancer Challenge with our Samantha’s Hope beanie pattern. We went for royal blue in support of colon cancer. 2019 was a very poignant year to be initiated as one of the designers of this fabulous event. At 

The Hannah Ear Warmer and Cowl Set

The Hannah Ear Warmer and Cowl Set

There is a simple elegance to the Hannah Ear Warmer and Cowl set. I don’t know about where you are but here it is getting cold quickly this year! The leaves haven’t fallen off the trees and crunch under foot, they have just gone soggy and stick to your shoes!

This is the perfect time of year for a good ear warmer and cowl. And, of course, they make great gift sets.

Do you make items to keep or gift?

Almost all of what I make is gifted either as donations or as gifts. Quite often my daughter will try to claim it all for herself. It seems that the only thing I keep for me is the odd hat, scarf or cowl. Do you do the same? I wish I had kept some of my items but in my heart I know that they would have just looked pretty in the wardrobe or have been put away for the next 3 years.

But not this set!

This set I have kept. It is just so practical and handy for me. We have dogs and so it is perfect for walking them along our beach, or throwing them on and getting in the car to run errands.

Don’t tell anyone but I am also designing a Hannah beanie to go with it for when the temperatures really do plummet and I need a hat. This one will be double brimmed and is super warm. More about that later 🙂

Isn’t the texture fabulous?!!

 

PDF Pattern links

If you don’t want to keep scrolling down for the Hannah ear warmer and cowl set free pattern and prefer a pdf version you can find it in our shops:

Our shop here

Ravelry here

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here

 

Are you ready to make this one?

Note: this post does contain affiliate links at no extra cost to you!

Materials you will need:

Gauge:

Not important as long as your starting row is the correct length as per the info in the sizing and pattern notes sections.

 

Sizing:

Pattern for the earwarmer is written for several sizes – child(age 4-12)/ teen/ women’s small/ medium/ large. The length of your foundation row will be 18’’ (19’’/20’’/21’’/22’’) with a width of approx. 3.5’’ for child sizes and 4.25’’ for adult.

The cowl sizes are age 4-12 (27’’ x 10.5’’)/ teen (29’’ x 12’’) /  adult (32’’ x 13.5’’) so the length of your foundation row will be 27’’/29’’/32’’

 

 

Abbreviations:

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

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 sizing make sure you have an even number of stitches at the end of round 1.

 

Special Stitches:

The Hannah set uses the N Stitch. If you have never worked it before please do not be intimidated by the name or the look of it – it isn’t a difficult stitch. In fact, we have a YouTube tutorial for it. You can find this below. We also have a left handed version on our YouTube Channel.

To work the N stitch: Sk 1 st, hdc in the next st, insert hook from the top to the bottom of the front loop only of the skipped stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through one loop, YO, insert the hook back into the st you did the hdc, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Fhdc: I find this has a more aesthetically pleasing finish than the chain starts to projects. You can find our tutorial on the foundation stitches: For right handed crocheter the video is linked below. We also have left handed tutorial for this on our YouTube Channel. I find this has a more aesthetically pleasing finish than the chain starts to projects.

 

Camel St     This is also known as “third loop” hdc. To do this:

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 video tutorial on how to do this here :

 

 

 

 

Pattern for Earwarmer:

 

Round 1 –       Fhdc 54 (58/60/64/66)  SS to join    (Note: you will use your tail to close the gap when you sew in your ends later)

OR

Ch 55 (59/61/65/67), 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. (54 (58/60/64/66))

Round 3 –       Ch1, N st around (26 /28/30/32/33 N sts)

                           SS to join.

Round 4-     Ch1, sc in each st around.

                          SS to join. (54 (58/60/64/66))

 

 

Rounds  5-6 (6/8/8/8) –   Repeat rounds 3 and 4

Round 7 (7/9/9/9)  –      Rep round 3. SS to join.

Round 8 (8/10/10/10) – Ch1, hdc in first st and each st around. SS to join (54 (58/60/64/66))

Round 9 (9/11/11/11) – Ch1, sc in the third loop in each st around. (54 (58/60/64/66))

FO and weave in ends.

 

 

Pattern for Cowl:

 

Round 1 –       Fhdc 80 (86/96)  SS to join

OR

Ch 81 (87/97), 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. (80 (86/96)

Round 3 –       Ch1, N st around (40 /43/48 N sts)

                        SS to join.

 

 

Round 4-       Ch1, sc in each st around.

                        SS to join. (80 (86/96))

Round  5 onwards –   Repeat rounds 3 and 4 another 10/12/14 times.

(Note: you can stop the repeats early if you think your cowl is tall enough!)

Round 22/26/30  –      Rep round 3. SS to join.

Round 23/27/31 –      Ch1, hdc in first st and each st around. SS to join (80(86/96))

Round 24/28/32 –      Rep round 2.

FO and weave in ends.

 

Special event:

On 4th November 2020 (which also happens to be my birthday!!) you can get this set as a FREE PDF download in the 2020 Gift Giving Blop Hop hosted by Crochets by Trista! Just click on the button below and use the code from her post, which can be found here .

 

 

Don’t forget to share your Hannah Ear Warmer and Cowl set with us on our social media! You can find us on FaceBook and Instagram

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Mermaid Dreams Cowl

 

Fireside Stocking

 

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Hooking With: Krissy’s Over The Mountain Crochet

Hooking With: Krissy’s Over The Mountain Crochet

Krissy’s Over The Mountain Crochet This week we interviewed Krissy with Krissy’s Over The Mountain Crochet.  Get ready to meet this lovely lady… Introduction Hi, I am a mother of 5 and grandmother of 4. I live in a very country setting between two mountains 

Hooked on Summer Week 4

Hooked on Summer Week 4

Can you believe that this is the final week of the hooked on summer event (week 4) ?! That means that this week week is the final instalment of the Lemon Drops set from us – You have already had the potholder, washcloth and towel. 

Hooked on Summer Event Week 3

Hooked on Summer Event Week 3

The Hooked on Summer event week 3 is here already!

For this event Sara and I have a kitchen set that we will be bringing you – You have already had the potholder and washcloth. This week it is the turn of the towel and for the final week next week we have the placemat! We hope you love our Lemon Drops Kitchen set as much as we do!

Have you been following the recent events that we have been involved with? If so you will know how this works!

For those of you new to this type of event let me explain how it will work…

How it works:

Each week there will be several designers each offering you a FREE PDF pattern which you can get at any point during the week (it runs Friday at midnight EST -Thursday at 11:59pm EST).

Each Friday in July we will post a round-up of all of the patterns for that week. It will work much like our previous round-ups:

1.     Check out the round-up post and have a look at the patterns available,

2.    Click on any pattern photo that you would like to download – this will bring you to the designer’s blog post (or direct to Ravelry if they do not have a blog).

3.     Find the DOWNLOAD FREE PDF PATTERN button on the designer’s blog post – this will then link take you to Ravelry. The button will look like this:



4.     Add the pattern to your Ravelry cart and enter the coupon code ‘HOOKEDONSUMMER’ before checking out.

 Return here and repeat steps 2-4 for as many patterns as you like!

Every Friday in July the patterns available for the Hooked on Summer Event will change so make sure you come back and check which patterns are featured each week! We will have our round-up posts in the ‘featured’ section of our homepage.

 

Are you ready to check out the patterns?

Velvet Scrunchies by Carroway Crochet

 

Crochet Lemon Applique by Raffamusa Designs

 

Lemon Drops Towel by Sunflower Cottage Crochet (seen here with last week’s washcloth!)

 

Swirly Twirly Sunshine Coasters by Clair Delune Fiber Art

 

Euphoria Scarf by Three Fates Creations

 

Catherine’s Wheel Envelope Purse by Made by Gootie

 

Peak a Bow Earrings by Sjay’s Crochet

 

Summer Romance Top by Blue Star Crochet

 

Flower Fields Mug Rug by Pine Tree Crochet

 

Breezy Sun Hat by Fosbas Designs

 

Next week will be the final Hooked on Summer round-up! Will you join us then?

 

 

 

 

 

Hooked on Summer Event Week 2

Hooked on Summer Event Week 2

Did you participate in the Hooked on Summer Event Week 2? This one was sponsored by Carroway Crochet For this event Sara and I brought you the lemon drops kitchen set. It was a four part set with one part being released each week during this 

Hooked on Summer Event week 1

Hooked on Summer Event week 1

Did you participate in the Hooked on Summer Event? This one was sponsored by Carroway Crochet For this event Sara and I brought you the lemon drops kitchen set. It was a four part set with one part being released each week during this event. Week 

Summer Stitch Along Week 4

Summer Stitch Along Week 4

This is the last week of the Summer Stitch Along event!  This is week 4 (22nd – 28th June 2020). It’s an event that gives free PDF patterns to you that you would have otherwise had to pay for!

How it works:

Each week there will be several designers each offering you a FREE PDF pattern which you can get at any point during the week (it runs Monday-Sunday).

Each Monday we will post a round-up of all of the patterns for that week. It will work much like our previous round-ups:

1.     Check out the round-up post and have a look at the patterns available,

2.    Click on any pattern that you would like to download – this will bring you to the designer’s blog post.

3.     Find the DOWNLOAD FREE PDF PATTERN button on the designer’s blog post – this will take you to Ravelry. The button will look like this:



4.     Add the pattern to your Ravelry cart and enter the coupon code ‘SUMMERSTITCHALONG’ before checking out.

 Return here and repeat steps 2-4 for as many patterns as you like!

Every Monday in June the patterns available for the Summer Stitch Along will change so make sure you come back and check which patterns are featured each week! We will have our round-up posts in the ‘don’t miss’ section of our homepage.

 

Now for the good stuff … the patterns!

 

1. Dinosaur Pencil Case by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Can you believe that we don’t have a blog post for this cutie? You can find this one on Ravelry here.

 

2. Crochet Water Bottle Holder by Carroway Crochet

This is such a simple but practical design! I love that there is one in there that is red white and blue which is perfect for 4th July celebrations too. Check it out here.

 

3. Sunday Market Bag by Through the Loop Yarn Craft

This one uses 184 yards of worsted weight cotton and a 6.0mm and 5.0mm hook. Find out more here.

 

 

4. Sunny Days Crunch Stitch Dishcloth by Itchin’ for some Stitchin’

We have a YouTube tutorial on how to work the crunch stitch if you have never tried it before. The stitch gives a lovely texture and is so versatile! Find the pattern here.

 

5. Crochet Whale Appliqué by Raffasmusa Designs

I just love Raffaella’s designs and her appliqués have made me smile during this event! They are just so darn cute! Check out her whale here.

6. Charleston Lace Cushion by Hanjan Crochet

This lace cushion is so elegant looking! You can find the pattern here.

 

7. WIP Bag from Fosbas Designs

As crocheters we all need a WIP bag right? And knitters too LOL. Why shouldn’t we use our skills to make what we need? You can find this pattern here.

 

8. Sweet Stripes Wine Cozy from Green Fox Farm Designs

These wine glass cozies are, in my opinion, and essential summer make. They would also make a great gift idea! Check out the pattern here.

 

9. Las Olas Hat by Creations by Courtney

Can you ever have too many crocheted hats? I think its an impossibility LOL This one is certainly too sweet to leave in the Ravelry Store! Find it here.

 

10. Joyful Mandala by Made by Gootie

I have actually made this one and I love the pattern! Its a great cotton scrap / stash buster. Find it here.

 

11. Penguin Brooch by Crochet Cloudberry

This is another super sweet pattern that I really want to have a go at! I know quite a few people who would love this one. I’m thinking bag charms rather than brooches. Check it out here.

 

12. The Bobble Scrubby by Needle Klankers

This one comes with a YouTube video if you need any additional help with the bobble stitch. Check it out here.

 

And with that ends the Summer Stitch Along! Hasn’t time flown?? Have you made any of the patterns we have brought you? If so we would love to see them over on our fb Page.

Thanks for joining us …. and keep your eyes peeled as there are plenty more free patterns coming your way from next week!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Stitch Along Week 3

Summer Stitch Along Week 3

For the next two weeks in June we are participating in the Summer Stitch Along. This is week 3 (15th – 21st June 2020). It’s an event that gives free PDF patterns to you that you would have otherwise had to pay for! How it