This 2 in 1 beach / Market bag started life as a market bag. But I loved the textures and way these stitch combinations were working and so had to make the tote style too! The peacock fan stitch is definitely one I will be …
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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, winding country roads, sunshine and that innocent romance element. So I knew that my design had to be lacy and lightweight to represent being carefree, pretty and simple to add to the elegance and practical because if it isn’t who is going to wear it?!
Head scarves look so cute on lots of women. Personally I don’t think I could pull this one off, but who knows in the summer with a super long summer dress I might pull off the boho vibe with it … maybe. I’m hoping!
Finding the right stitch for my Elegant Headscarf
So out came my stitch directories. You may have noticed that I am much more comfortable with the warmer stitches and my designs reflect that. Ordinarily I like to be cozy and wrapped up. And designing things with a spring and summer vibe in the middle of what feels like the longest winter ever has its own problems LOL.
There are so many pretty lacy stitches out there. But I found it hard to believe that the drunken granny stitch had not been used for something like this. It is such a great stitch, using only double crochets and chains (US terms) so is a great introduction to more open stitch work for beginner crocheters.
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Materials you will need to create the Elegant Headscarf:
- #2 weight yarn or cotton of choice. I used approx. 120 yards of Stylecraft Special 4 ply in cream.
- 3.5mm hook
- Stitch markers (optional)
This is our first pattern that uses #2 weight (4 ply)yarn but for me it was a no-brainer decision. It is fine and lightweight so perfect for obtaining the lightweight, carefree elegance that I was looking for. I also happened to have some in my stash so that was a bonus!
#3 (DK) or #4 weight (aran) yarns add bulk and weight so your project will finish up being wider and heavier. Although the pattern works with them, and some of my testers used heavier yarns, I would recommend you try with a #2 weight first. I promise you will love the outcome!
My head scarf worked out at 2.75” by 58” – by all means make this one shorter but long enough to tie around a bun or ponytail and have the ends dangle a little. That too would look so pretty and be perfect for younger girls and moms alike!
- Written in US terms
- This pattern is reversible
- Ch3 at the start of the row does count as a st.
- To make the pattern wider you could use a bigger hook or a heavier weight yarn.
- Ch – chain
- Ch sp – chain space
- St / sts – stitch / stitches
- Sk – skip
- dc – double crochet
- Rep – repeat
- FO – fasten off
The Elegant Headscarf Pattern:
Row 1: Ch19
(4dc, ch3, dc) in 6th ch from hook, *sk4 chs (4dc, ch3, dc) in next ch*.
Rep from * to * until you have 3 ch’s remaining. Sk 2ch, dc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch3, work (4dc, ch3, dc) in each ch3 sp across, dc in the top of the turning ch from the previous row, turn
Rows 3 on: Repeat row 2 until your hair scarf measures approx 58” (or desired length)
FO, weave in ends.
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On Wednesday 21st April 2021 ONLY you can get this pattern as a free pdf in the event hosted by High Desert Yarn using the coupon code.
This event is about things you can use or wear at home. This pattern is certainly something that you can wear at home – a great accessory that will surely get you compliments on those zoom meetings! Who says you shouldn’t look and feel good while you are working from home or enjoying the sunshine in your garden?
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It’s almost Mother’s Day! We had so much fun with the stash busting pattern round-ups that we have teamed up with some more fantastic designers to bring you this fabulous Mother’s Day round-up!
In some parts of the world (like here in the UK) we have already had Mother’s Day, but there is nothing stopping those of us who have already celebrated making a little something extra as a ‘just because’ gift!! Or maybe it’s time to make something for ourselves – a well done for coping with all of the upheaval and huge life changes that we have all gone through lately. And why not? We deserve it!
The Mother’s Day patterns!
So let’s get on with it and show you the patterns on offer!
Sunflower Cottage Crochet are offering you this great spa set! The pattern for a basket is also included. I have made quite a few of these for gifts and they have been really well received! You can find the blog post here.
Ned and Mimi have this beautiful summer shawlette. I love the understated simplicity of this one. Grab it here.
Through the Loop Yarn Craft have these cute luxe spa scrubby set. You can find the post here.
This zig zag shawl from No Hooks Given is really cute and a nice alternative to the traditional concepts of a shawl. Find it here.
This mom cup cozy is a really cute idea and uses tapestry crochet. If you are unfamiliar with this SimplyHookedbyJanet has notes in the pattern on how to do it. You can grab your copy here.
The Iris Clutch Bag from Carroway Crochet might look small but it will certainly hold a lot more than you think! Check it out here.
Slippers are great mothers day gifts. This offering from Itchinforsomestitchin is such a great pattern. Find it here.
EdythBlayn have Evie’s Shawl. Find it here. Its another great pattern that you can make while watching TV and looks so cosy!
I have been eying up these spike stitch baskets from LoopsandLove for a while! Check them out here.
This easy crochet boho purse from King and Eye also featured on the stash busting challenge! If you didn’t get it then you really should get it now! Grab yours here.
Creations by Courtney really so knock some patterns out of the park! Like this slanting shells wrap. Find it here.
This fleur afghan by Owl be Hooked is super sweet! Check it out here.
Crafting Each Day are offering you the pdf to the lacy Mirabella hat. Its perfect for those chillier spring days! Get your copy here.
I love a good scarf / cowl pattern and the colour choices of Green Fox Farm Designs in the Infinite Spring Scarf are so cheerful! You can find it here.
Im loving the lemonade crochet scarf from TheBlueElephants! The colour is just perfect and is really calling me lol. Grab your pattern here.
Raffamussa Designs have these basic fingerless gloves. I make these for my mum all of the time. She has horses and by making them a little longer they really do help her arthritic knuckles and fingers in the cold! You can find this one here.
The Loop Hole Fox have this ultimate spa set for you. Check it out here.
Fosbas Designs have this sweet blossom washcloth for you. You can get yours here.
My Sweet Potato 3 has this feminine and pretty serenity yoga bag or beach bag. Find it here.
Finally, Kristine from Ambassador Crochet has the Love More Wrap! You can check it out here.
We do hope that you have enjoyed this roundup and grabbed your patterns!
Designers love it when you show us your patterns so please feel free to share them with any of us on social media! If you would like to join and share to our Community group then I can certainly tag the designers! You can find us here.