Dec 022013
 

Crochet Chunky Cowl – Bricks & Bobbles

Chunky Bricks and Bobbles Cowl | The Crochet Lounge™ | Free Crochet Pattern

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Chunky seems to be in this year and what a great timing to be making a chunky cowl for a quick holiday gifting ideas.  You can work this pattern with a single strand chunky yarn or double strand worsted weight.

This pattern is short, simple, and SWEET, so grab your hook and yarn & get started!

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Materials:Chunky Bricks and Bobbles Cowl Circular | The Crochet Lounge™ | Free Pattern

Gauge

 

Stitches Used:

fsc, ch, sc, slst, BFS (butterfly stitch)

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the next foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2Chunky Bricks and Bobbles Cowl Inverted Wear | The Crochet Lounge™ | Free Pattern

Slip Stitch (slst) – insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch as well as the loop on hook

Butterfly Stitch (BFS) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 loop, insert hook in next stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2, yo draw through 2, ch1

*Note:  When doing stacked BFS or BFS in the round, the first stitch goes into the ‘right wing’ of the butterfly pattern created in the row/round below and the ‘next stitch’ indicates the ‘left wing’ of the butterfly, so you are always working into the wings.  You can see a video tutorial by Meladora’s Creations on YouTube as she created the BFS.  I end and start the rounds different, so pay close attention to the written instructions :)

Starting BFS - insert hook in same stitch as the slst, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 loop, insert hook in next stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2, yo draw through 2, ch1

Ending BFS - after completing the last BFS including the ch1, simply slip stitch into the ch1 space that started the round, then ch1 to start the new round

Pattern:Chunky Bricks and Bobbles Cowl Double Thickness | The Crochet Lounge™ | Free Pattern

Worked in fsc with multiples of 2, if you choose to chain, join with slst, then make a row of sc instead of the fsc start.  The Entire Pattern is worked with DOUBLE STRANDS!

Fsc 100 (or ch 100, join with slst, ch1, sc in each ch around), make sure you do not twist the yarn, join with slst.*
*Note: when joining fsc in a circle, you will need to sew the beginning yarn tail to the bottom of the last fsc stitch to join as well as joining by slst at the top (top is the sc stitch, bottom is the foundation chain portion of fsc)

Row 1: Starting BFS, BFS around in the fsc stitches (2 fsc completes one BFS), when you get to the end, Ending BFS

Rows 2:  BFS in next BFS, BFS around, Ending BFS in the last BFS of the round

Row 3-11: Repeat Row 2

Row 12: Sc in each butterfly wing across, invisible join the last stitch

Enjoy! ♥~

 

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Nov 212013
 

Small Business Saturday 2013 Giveaway

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Feb 052013
 

February 2013 Mystery Crochet ALong (CAL)

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Designer Debi Dearest

 

Dearest Debi is The Crochet Lounge’s February 2013 Mystery Crochet Along host with a pattern designed specifically for The Crochet Lounge.  If you want to keep up with the current events and other CALs, come join the community at G+ Community The Crochet Lounge and/or fb group Crochet Lounge.

Debi has some awesome free crochet patterns on her website from wee sizes to adults.  She has been featured on allfreecrochet.com and you can see her other fabulous patterns at DearestDebi.com.  One of her most recent patterns, and a huge favorite for the spring, is her crochet Flower Bud Headband.

Crochet Flower Bud Headband - DearestDebi Free Crochet Pattern

Featured Free Pattern:  Crochet Flower Bud Headband – Free Pattern by DearestDebi.com

 

Materials:

  • 1 skien of lion brand homespun, (OR any other #5 bulky weight yarn)
  • Hook:L11/8.0mm or gauge: 4hdc=2inches
  • tapestry needle to weave in ends 

 

Scheduled Date to Begin: NOW!

Debi will be releasing one (1) round of the pattern every day until the MCAL is complete!

Day 1:

Here is the direct link- new steps will be posted every other day.

http://dearestdebi.com/2013/02/mystery-crochet-a-long-part-1.html

Day 2:

http://dearestdebi.com/2013/02/mystery-crochet-a-long-part-2.html

 

If you have any questions please feel free to tag me or Lorene in the Crochet Lounge fb group or ask via G+ community!

February 2013 Mystery Crochet Along (CAL)

February 2013 Mystery Crochet Along (CAL) with Dearest Debi!

Jan 092013
 

January 2013 Mystery Crochet ALong (CAL)

 

Cre8tion Crochet

Lorene Eppolite of Cre8tion Crochet

Lorene Eppolite is The Crochet Lounge’s January Mystery CAL host with a pattern designed specifically for The Crochet Lounge.  If you want to keep up with the current events and other CALs, come join the community at G+ Community The Crochet Lounge and/or fb group Crochet Lounge.

She is THE designer who brought you the sensational UNICORN hat!  Yes, I said UNICORN.  She has been featured on allfreecrochet.com and you can see her other fabulous patterns at Cre8tionCrochet.com.

Free Crochet Unicorn Hat Pattern

Free Crochet Unicorn Hat Pattern by Lorene of Cre8tion Crochet

Materials:

  • 1/3 of a skein of Red Heart
  • Hook:5.0mm, though if you crochet tight you may want to use a 5.5mm
  • tapestry needle to weave in ends

 

Scheduled Date to Begin: NOW!

Lorene will be releasing one (1) round or row of the pattern every few days until the CAL is completed.

Day 1:

Here is the direct link- new steps will be posted every other day.

http://cre8tioncrochet.com/2013/01/mystery-crochet-a-long-the-crochet-lounge-on-facebook/

If you have any questions please feel free to tag me or Lorene in the Crochet Lounge fb group or ask via G+ community!