Dec 022013
 
Chunky Bricks and Bobbles Cowl | The Crochet Lounge™ | Free Crochet Pattern

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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Feb 042013
 

Mr. Right Cowl – Free Men’s Crochet Cowl Pattern

Got yourself a Mr. Right? Have an awesome friend who is a Mr. Right? Or are you a Mr. Right yourself? Anyway, THIS is the free men’s crochet cowl pattern for you and best of all, it’s a 4-in-1 cowl!

Any beginner can pick up the puff stitch, use 2 colors and do a simple color switch to achieve the same results.  Upon a quarter turn of wearing this cowl, it looks like a different cowl simply due to the color change.  If you have been looking for a men’s pattern that’s just a tad different, but speaks manliness, this is a functional piece – not long like a scarf, not tight around the neck.

My Mr. Right modeled this for me… mmmm… mmmm… ♥

What’s your Valentine’s Day/Birthday/Father’s Day/Holiday gift for the men in your life?

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Materials

  • I used:
    • Main Color (MC) – Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Wood (1 skein)

      Mr. Right Cowl - Free Men's Crochet Cowl Pattern

      Mr. Right Cowl – Worn Closeup

    • Contrasting Color (CC) – Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Sonoma Print worked in 2 strands (a bit less than 7oz or half of a 14oz skein)
    • <Note: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton is the same as Lily’s Sugar n’ Cream and Peaches and Creme>
  • Pick yarn that are of different textures for a manly look
  • Hook: Size N/15 10.0mm or Size P/16 11.5mm
    • <Note:  if you are a tight crocheter, use size P with the suggested yarn for a more pliable resulting fabric>

Stitches

fsc, ch, sc, hdc, chunky puff st, puff st, slst

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 2

Mr. Right Cowl - Free Men's Crochet Cowl Pattern

Mr. Right Cowl – Worn Closeup Quarter Turn

Half Double Crochet (hdc) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Chunky Puff Stitch (puff st) – (yo, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 3 times [7 loops on hook], yo draw through all 7 loops
<Note: Since the yarn is thicker than ww double strand used in the contrasting color, we’re making the puff 2 loops smaller, but resulting in a similar sized puff.>

Puff Stitch (puff st) - (yo, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times [9 loops on hook], yo draw through all 9 loops

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Video Tutorial: TBA

Gauge

  • 5 Puff Stitches and 7 Pattern Rows (alternating Rows 1 and 2) = 4″ or 10.16cm

Finished Size

The finished cowl is sized for Adult Male:

  • Width: 6 3/4″ or 17.145cm
  • Interior circumference : 26.5″ or 67.31cm
  • Exterior circumference: 28″ or 71.12cm

Pattern

Read before you start:

  • All worsted weight yarn are worked with 2 strands.
  • When using double strand WW yarn, all puff stitches in that color will use the Puff Stitch directions indicated in stitches directory above.
  • If you are using a chunky weight yarn like Wool-ease Thick & Quick as noted in pattern, all puff stitches in that color will use the Chunky Puff Stitch indicated in stitches directory above. 

Fsc 14

Row 1:
Ch1, turn
Sc in first st, (ch1, skp next st, sc in next st) 7 times [8sc, 7ch1 spcs]

Row 2:
Ch2, turn
(Puff stitch, ch1) in each ch1 space across
Hdc in ending sc of previsous Row

Rows 3-4:
Repeat Rows 1 and 2

Row 5:
Repeat Row 1, fasten off MC, attach CC

Row 6:
Repeat Row 2 in CC, fasten off CC, attach MC
<Note: With the color scheme of this cowl pattern, it is not possible to carry the yarn, and will be much neater if you fasten off the colors as you go so you can crochet over the tails>

Rows 7-9:
Repeat Rows 1, 2, 1 in MC, fasten off MC, attach CC

Row 10:
Repeat Row 2 in CC, fasten off CC, attach MC

Rows 11-12:
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 in MC, fasten off MC, attach CC

Rows 13-19:
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 in CC, ending on Row 1, fasten off CC, attach MC

Rows 20-21:
Repeat Rows 2 and 1 in MC, fasten off MC, attach CC

Rows 22-27:
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 in CC, ending on Row 1, fasten off CC, attach MC

Rows 28-29:
Repeat Rows 2 and 1 in MC, fasten off MC, attach CC

Row 30:
Repeat Row 2 in CC, fasten off CC, attach MC

Rows 31-33:
Repeat Rows 1, 2, 1 in MC, fasten off MC, attach CC

Row 34:
Repeat Row 2 in CC, fasten off CC, attach MC

Rows 35-40
Repeat Rows 1, 2 ending in Row 2, fasten off MC, attach CC

Row 41-50:
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 in CC, fasten off CC, attach MC

Rows 51-52:
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 in MC

Row 53:
Ch1, turn
Sc in each st across [14sc]
Do NOT fasten off

Edging:
Continue around the piece by rotating your work 90 degrees clockwise
<Note: Lefties, rotate your work 90 degrees counter-clockwise>
Sc in same corner sc, sc in the hdc of puff stitch rows (Row 2 repeats), sc in side of Row 1 repeats
Fold the cowl in half lengthwise with right side facing, join with slst

Short Seam:
Slst the FSC and Row 53 together by inserting hook into the back loop only (blo) of the side closest to you, followed by inserting the hook into the front loop only (flo) of the side further away from you, yo, draw through both loops and the one on hook to complete the stitch. Do this on all 14 stitches.

Edging (cont.):
Continue Edging around the otherside of the piece by rotating your work 90 degrees clockwise
<Note: Lefties, rotate your work 90 degrees counter-clockwise>
Sc in same corner sc, sc in the hdc of puff stitch rows (Row 2 repeats), sc in side of Row 1 repeats
Join with slst.
Fasten off, weave in ends

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Dec 032012
 
Serendipity Cowl or Neckewarmer - Free Crochet Pattern

Serendipity Ripple Cowl or Neckwarmer

Free crochet cowl pattern — What is your definition of a cowl or neckwarmer?  I love the classic definition of hooded garment also covering the neck.  What I’ve seen when doing a search on cowls resulted in infinity scarves, mobius scarves, wide enough to cover head if pulled over, and long enough to wrap around the neck twice.   Moreover, I love what it has evolved to, a simple neckwarmer.

Serendipity Ripple Cowl or Neckwarmer - Free Crochet Pattern

Serendipity Ripple Cowl or Neckwarmer – Free Crochet Pattern
Worn with double hooks vs. a brooch! A hooker’s dream hook holder on the go.

For now, here’s a neckwarmer inspired by the Serenity Ripple Scarf.

This simple version of the Serenity Ripple Scarf is easy enough for a beginner with no increases or decreases, and challenging enough for a beginner with the introduction to treble crochet (TR), foundation single crochet (FSC) and front post single crochet (FPSC).  It tests your ability to count to the number 7!  Those who are veteran to ripples know what I’m talking about — it’s the simple numbers that catches us off guard in a pattern.

 

Serendipity Cowl or Neckewarmer - Free Crochet Pattern

Serendipity Cowl or Neckewarmer – Free Crochet Cowl Pattern
Hooks vs. brooch! A hooker’s dream hook holder on the go.

Materials:

  • Stitch Nation – Debbie Stoller’s Full o’ Sheep ~200yds or any Worsted Weight yarn
    ** Full o’ Sheep is a heavier worsted weight yarn calling for a K hook and pattern is worked with a J, but pattern will work for any yarn if you customize the length to your desire and customize the width by repeating rows 2 and 3
  • Size J hook or hook to obtain gauge
  • Would look great in solid colors or slow transition variegated yarn

Stitches Used:

 fsc, ch, sc, tr, fpsc

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 2

Treble crochet (tr) – yo 2 times (3 on hook), insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop (4 on hook), yo draw through 2 loops (3 on hook), yo draw through 2 loops (2 on hook), yo draw through 2 loops

Front post single crochet (fpsc) - working around the post of previous row, insert hook from the front, right side of the post through to the left side, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through both loops.

Pattern:

Worked in fsc with multiples of 16+1
**Note:  This pattern includes a ~2″-3″ short side edging on each side, please account for it before you determine the length of the foundation

Multiples of 16 +1
80 +1
96 +1
112 +1
128 +1
144 +1

Photos worked with 80+1 fsc.  If you would like to work this pattern using a foundation chain, then you would be working 16+2, sc into 2nd chain from hook and each one across for the right number of scs.

The Serendipity Ripple Cowl or Neckwarmer is a standalone piece.

Row 1 (RS):
Ch4, turn (counts as tr), 3tr in turning chain
*tr in next sc, tr in next sc
(skp next sc, tr in next sc) 6 times
tr in next sc#, 7tr in next sc**
Rep from * to ** ending last repetition in #, 4tr in last sc

Row 2 (WS):
Ch1, turn
Sc in turning tr, fpsc in each tr across, sc in top of ch 4 from previous row

Row 3:
Ch4, turn (counts as tr), 3tr in turning sc
*tr in next fpsc, tr in next fpsc
(skp next fpsc, tr in next fpsc) 6 times
tr in next fpsc#, 7tr in next fpsc**
Rep from * to ** ending last repetition in #, 4tr in ending sc
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until desired width ending with Row 3

Ending Row:
Ch1, turn, sc in turning spc, sc in each st across
Do Not Break Yarn

Suggestion: Make a total of 5 visible strips of the ripple pattern


Ends of the Cowl or Neckwarmer

This is an optional step.

***Make sure you are starting Ends of Cowl or Neckwarmer Row 1 on the WS of the fabric***
Turn work 90degrees clockwise from Ending Row of the Cowl or Neckwarmer to start the Ends of the Cowl or Neckwarmer.

The Ends of the Cowl or Neckwarmer is worked same as the hoodie pattern, in multiples of 8+1 the following pattern is written for having 5 visible strips of the ripple pattern

Row 1 (WS):
Ch1, sc in the turning spot, 4sc in tr bar of the previous row
5sc in each of the next 3 tr bars, 4sc in the last tr bar, sc in foundation sc (25sc)

Row 2 (RS):
Ch1, turn
Sc in the turning space
*Skp 3sc, 7tr in next sc, skp 3sc, sc in next sc
Rep from * ending in sc

Row 3 (WS):
Ch3, turn
*fpsc in second tr of shell
fpsc in next tr 4 times#
Ch3
Rep from * ending end of row at #, ch1, hdc in sc

Row 4 (RS):
Ch4, turn
3tr in same space as turning chain
*Sc in 4th tr (middle tr) of tr-shell in previous row#, 7tr in sc stitch 2 rows below (between the 2 tr-shells. You will be crocheting over the ch3 in row 2 into the sc directly below it in row 1)
Rep from * ending last set at #, 4tr in sc stitch ending 2 rows below

Row 5 (WS):
Ch1, turn
Sc in turning tr, fpsc in next tr 2 times
(Ch3#, fpsc in second tr of next tr-shell
*Fpsc in next tr
Rep from * 3 more times)
Rep from ( to ) ending last repetition in #
Fpsc in second tr of half-tr-shell end of prev row, fpsc in next tr, sc in top of ch4

Row 6 (RS):
Ch1, turn
Sc in the turning space
*Working over the ch3 of previous row, 7tr in sc before next tr-shell 2rows below#, sc in 4th fpsc (middle tr) of tr-shell in previous row
Rep from * ending last repetition in #, sc in ending sc of previous row
Break yarn, weave in ends
Do the same on the other side of the cowl or neckwarmer.

 

Serenity Ripple Scarf Rolled - Free Crochet Pattern

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