Monday, June 6, 2016

Brisa Crochet Cowl

Today's post will be a quick and easy crochet cowl! I made this during the spring and I think that you can get away with it on a cool summer night! 

I live in the mountains of east USA and it has worked out pretty nicely for me! Since the yarn I used is 100% cotton it doesn't keep me too hot and it's just warm/ cool enough for a breezy day!

I think the pattern it is pretty straightforward and had an Instagram friend test this for me without a problem! Many thanks to happyhookinyarn - I greatly appreciate your time!

If you run through any issues, feel free to message me and I would be happy to help! If you are unfamiliar with any of the abbreviations below, there are many tutorials on YouTube that can assist with teaching you how to make them.

Hope you enjoy this pattern! There are two more styles for this pattern coming soon! Stayed tuned and updated with all my new patterns by following me on Facebook, Instagram, and Ravelry!

If you would like a PDF copy of this pattern you can purchase it on Etsy for $1.50!

Happy hooking! Naomi ;)

Brisa Crochet Cowl Pattern



Items needed:
Scissors
Yarn Needle
J/10 - 6.00mm Crochet Hook
120 Yards of WW/ Aran Cotton Yarn

Abbreviations:
SC – Single Crochet
Sl St - Slip Stitch
Ch (s) – Chain(s)
DC – Double Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
FSC – Foundation Single Crochet
Shell Stitch: 2 DC, ch 1, 2 DC into one stitch.
Crab Stitch – Make a SC going to the right of the work instead of the left.
DC CS – Double Crochet Cross Stitch: Skip one st, DC into the next st, go back one st and DC into the skipped st; one Double Crochet Cross Stitch made.
HD CS – Half Double Crochet Cross Stitch: Skip one st, HDC into the next st, go back one st and HDC into the skipped st; one Half Double Crochet Cross Stitch made.

Round 1: FSC 51 sts, being careful not to twist the sts, join to first FSC to join. (51 FSC)
Round 2: Ch 1, make 2 SC into the 1st st, make 1 SC into the next 3 sts, (*Make 2 SC into the next st, make 1 SC into the next 3 sts*), repeat (**) 10 more times, make 2 SC into the next st and 1 SC into the last two sts, sl st to the first SC to join. (64 SC)
Round 3: Ch 1, skip the first st as join, make a HDC into the next st, go back and make a HDC into the same st as join; first HD CS made. Make 31 more HD CS’s, sl st to the first HDC to join. (32 HD CS’s)
Round 4: Ch 1, turn, SC into each st across. (64 SC)
Round 5: Ch 2 (doesn’t count as a st here and throughout),
(*Make 1 DC, skip two sts,
make a Shell St into the next st, skip two sts,
make 1 DC into the next st, make a DC CS, make a DC into the next st, skip two sts,
make a Shell St into the next st, skip two sts,
make a DC CS, skip two sts,
make a Shell St into the next st, skip two sts,
make a DC into the next st, make a DC CS, make a DC into the next st, skip two sts,
make a Shell st into the next st, skip two sts,
make a DC into the next st*), repeat (**) one more time, sl st to first DC to  join. (64 sts)

Round 6: Ch 2,
(*Make 1 FPDC,
skip two DC, make a Shell St into the next ch 1 space,  skip two DC,
make 1 FPDC into the next st, make a DC CS, make a FPDC into the next st,
skip two DC, make a Shell St into the next ch 1 space, skip two DC,
make a DC CS,
skip two DC, make a Shell St into the next ch 1 space, skip 2 DC,
make a FPDC into the next st, make a DC CS, make a FPDC into the next st,
skip two DC, make a Shell St into the next ch 1 sp, skip two sts,
make a FPDC*), repeat (**) one more time, sl st to the first FPDC to join. (64 sts)

Round 7-11: Repeat Round 6.
Round 12: Ch 1, SC into each st and ch 1 sp around, sl st to the first SC to join.  (64 SC)
Round 13: Sl st into each st around, sl st to the first st of previous round to join. (64 Sl St’s)
Round 14: Ch 1, skip the first st as join, make a HDC into the next st, go back and make a HDC into the same st as join; first HD CS made. Make 31 more HD CS’s, sl st to the first HDC to join. (32 HD CS’s)

Round 15: Ch 1, make 1 CS into the next st going to the right, skip 1 st, *Make 1 CS into the next st, skip 1 st*), repeat (**) 30 more times, sl st to first st of round to join, fasten off and weave in ends. (32 CS)


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hand Dyed Yarn

A few days ago I received my order of bare yarn! I was so excited to open the box and find these blank beauties waiting for my creative touch!

I worked on two palettes; one was a photo of Frida Khalo wearing flowers on her hair and the other a painting of Diego Rivera called La CastaƱeda. Both have amazing color palettes and I just loved the way they turned out!

Here are some photos below. 



I have listed them in my Etsy shop if you are interested in purchasing them. Here is the link.

I am working on a beautiful shade of purple now...that one is for mua! lol I am making a baby romper for my beautiful baby girl that is due to come this May 2016. I can't wait to meet my little angel.

I am thinking of doing some tutorials on how to dye yarn...let me know your thoughts on it! Have a great week and try to stay warm!

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xoxo ;)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Knox Ear Warmer

Knox Ear Warmer




This pattern is only 75 rows long...it's such a quick knit! I love working with bulky yarn for this reason...below is what you need and any abbreviations! Will post more pics on here and on Ravelry soon! 

Items Needed:
  • Scissors
  • Large Button
  • Cable Needle
  • One 8mm Crochet Hook
  • One Set of 8mm Knitting Needles
  • 1 Skein of Lion Brand Super Bulky Yarn
  • Large Eye Blunt Needle for Weaving in Ends


Abbreviations:
  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • Ch – Chain
  • St (s) – Stitch (es)
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • SSK – Slip Slip Knit
  • M1L – Make One Stitch Left: To “make 1 left” (m1L), pick up the bar between the stitch you knit and the one you're about to knit, bringing the needle from front to back. Then knit into the back of the stitch.
  • M1R – Make One Stitch Right: Take your main needle and going from behind, insert it under the strand between your two stitches, and lift up. Step 2: With your working needle, insert your tip into the newly formed stitch, knit wise, and knit it off the needle. 
  • K2tog – Knit Two Stitches Together
  • C4F – Slip 2 stitches to the cable needle and hold at front, knit next 2 stitches from the left-hand needle and knit 2 stitches from the cable needle.
  • C4B - Slip 2 stitches to the cable needle and hold at back, knit next 2 stitches from the left-hand needle and knit 2 stitches from the cable needle.

Because I suck at knitting button holes lol - I choose a crochet button hole method however if you are good at making them, you are welcome to choose a knit button hole method of your choice! ;)  

Pattern: 

02/06/16 - Updated Row 12: Updated to knit front and back in the middle after the K1.
02/06/16 - Updated Row 63 to explain decreases a little better. 

Row 1: Using an 8mm crochet hook ch 5, sl st to the first ch to join, ch 1, make five single crochet into the loop made. (5 SC)

Row 2: Switching to your 8mm knitting needles replace the hook with the needle and pick up 1 st from each of the remaining SC’s. (5 sts)

Row 3: k1, p3, k1. (5 sts)
Row 4: k1, p1, M1R, k1, M1L, p1, k1. (7 sts)
Row 5: k1, p5, k1. (7 sts)
Row 6: k1, p1, k1, M1R, k1, M1L, k1, p1, k1. (9 sts)
Row 7: k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1. (9 sts)
Row 8: k1, p1, k2, M1R, k1, M1L, k2, p1, k1. (11 sts)
Row 9: k1, p1, k1, p5 k1, p1, k1. (11 sts)
Row 10: k1, p1, k3, M1R, k1, M1L, k3, p1, k1. (13 sts)                                                                   
Row 11: k1, p1, k1, p7, k1, p1, k1. (13 sts)
Row 12: k1, p1, k4, M1R, kf&b, M1L, k4, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 13: k1, p1, k1, p10, k1, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 14: k1, p1, k2, C4B, C4F, k2, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 15: k1, p1, k1, p10, k1, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 16: k1, p1, k12, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 17: k1, p1, k1, p10, k1, p1, k1. (16 sts)

Repeat Rows 14-17 five more times.

Row 38: k1, p1, k12, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 39: k1, p1, k1, p10, k1, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 40: k1, p1, k2, C4F, C4B, k2, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 41: k1, p1, k1, p10, k1, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 42: k1, p1, k12, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 43: k1, p1, k1, p10, k1, p1, k1. (16 sts)

Repeat Rows 40-43 four times.

Row 60: k1, p1, k2, C4F, C4B, k2, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 61: k1, p1, k1, p10, k1, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 63: k1, p1, k3, ssk, k2tog once, then k2tog 
one more time (3 decreases total), k3, p1, k1. (13 sts)
Row 64: k1, p1, k1, p7, k1, p1, k1. (13 sts)
Row 65: k1, p1, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2, p1, k1. (11 sts)
Row 66: k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1. (11 sts)
Row 67: k1, p1, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, p1, k1. (9 sts)
Row 68: k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1. (9 sts)
Row 69: k1, p1, ssk, k1, k2tog, p1, k1. (7 sts)
Row 70: k1, p5, k1. (7 sts)
Row 71: k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1. (5sts)
Row 72: k1, p3, k1. (5 sts)

Row 73: k4, k last st through the back loop. (5 sts)
Row 74: k1, p3, k last st through the back loop. (5 sts)
Row 75: k4, k last st through the back loop, bind off by purling the sts, weave in the loose ends.




Enjoy! Have a great night!

Naomi :)
xoxo


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Tryst Fringe Cowl

Hello everyone! How is your weekend so far? Pray you are blessed and enjoying the sunshine today. Here in Tennessee it is cold but it's not snowing and the sun is out so it's a plus!

Today's posting is of a wonderful triangular fringe cowl scarf....don't know the exact term for it but here is my wonderful creation made by this awesome brain ha ha and my wonderful hands!
           
This is a CroKnit pattern and if you don't know what that means, CroKnit simply means crocheting and knitting in the same pattern. You will have to know the basic knit and purl as well as knitting in the round and picking up stitches. It's fairly simple, there are a lot of YouTube videos that can walk you through it.

For the crochet portion of the scarf you will need to know how to crochet the C2C stitch, and again, YouTube and other bloggers have great tutorials on it. Google it! Wisest words of the century there!

The pattern is below! If you get stuck, or need help, let me know! P.S. I was gracious enough to post pictures this time ha ha .... my husband was a sweetheart and got me an Ipad...what a doll! Happy wife means happy man!

Tryst Crochet Scarf



Project Type: CroKnit
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate


Abbreviations:

  • K – Knit
  • P - Purl
  • Ch (s) – Chains
  • St (s) – Stitch (es)
  • Sl St (s) – Slip Stitch (es)
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • C2C – Ch 6, DC into the 4th chain from hook, make 1 SC into the remaining two stitches.
  • DC – Double Crochet


Items Needed:

  • Scissors
  • Place Marker
  • 9mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle for Weaving
  • 10mm Circular Knitting Needles or DPN’s for a comfy cowl
  • 9mm Circular Knitting Needles for a snug cowl
  • 3 Skeins of Lion Brand USA yarn or 250 yds of Super Bulky Yarn 




Pattern:



Body - Crochet Portion:


Row 1: Ch 6, DC into the 4th ch from hook, (first ch 3 counts as first DC here and throughout), make 1 DC into the next two sts, 1 block made. (4 DC = 1 Block)
Row 2: Ch 6, DC in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 chains, turn, sl st into the previous ch 3 space, ch 3, make 3 DC into the ch 3 space, 2 blocks made. (8 DC = 2 Blocks)
Rows 3-12: Work an increasing C2C stitch for the next 10 rows. You will have a total of 48 DC or 12 Blocks at the end of Row 12.
Row 13: Ch 1, SC into each st across (this means to crochet into each SC and the top of the ch 3), do not turn, follow instructions below. (48 SC)




We will now work along the edge of the triangle making an edge to tie in the fringe in the end and to give a nice finished look at the bottom portion of the scarf.

Row 14: Ch 3, sl st into the space of the 1st and 2nd Block along the side of the triangle going down the left side front facing portion of the project, (ch3, sl st into the next space), repeat parenthesis 10x, ch 3, sl st into the same space as the last, (see picture 2), ch 3, sl st into the 1st and 2nd block after the corner of the triangle, (ch 3, sl st into the next space) 11 more times, sl st to the first SC made on Row 13 to join.


Picture 1

Picture 2

Picture 3




Cowl Neck - Knitting Portion:

01/25/16 - Edited the # of Rows for the neck, 37 total sts vs 46.

Round 15: At this time we will join both sides together to make the cowl portion of the scarf by sl stitching into the first SC of the other end, keeping the hook in place to avoid separation, turn the project inside out.  Push your skein/ ball of yarn through the other side of your project to be able to work comfortably from it since we will now be working in the round. Take out your crochet hook and replace it with your circular needle or first DPN and pick up the following amount of sts with your needle.


Circulars: Pick up 47 sts, place marker. (48 sts on circular.)
DPN’s: 1st needle, pick up 11 sts. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th needles, pick up 12 sts for a total of 48 sts. (48 sts on DPN’s)
 (P1, K4, P7), repeat parenthesis 4x, place marker.


Round 16 - 36: Slip Marker, (P1, K4, P7), repeat 3 more times.


Round 37: Slip Marker, (P1, K4, P7), repeat 3 more times. Bind off by knitting all the sts - this will give it an even clean edge, fasten off, and weave in all the ends. Fold over cuff of cowl to make a collar to finish the look, the knits will be a nice contrast to the purls, enjoy!





Optional:
Fringe: Cut 50 strands of 12” pieces for the fringe. Use 2 strands of for each ch 3 space along the bottom edge of the project, the very last two go at the bottom corner your work. Cut each set of fringe to 4 or 5” below the knot or to the desired length (shorter or longer, whatever you have room for!J).




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Bye my lovelies!
Naomi xoxo

Friday, January 1, 2016

Cadena Crochet Cowl - Now available for FREE!!

Cadena Crochet Cowl



This Cadena Crochet Cowl is now available for FREE!!!! Take a look for instructions on how to make it! Enjoy!!!

Items needed:
·         Scissors
·         Yarn Needle for Weaving
·         250 Yards of DK weight Yarn
·         Crochet Hooks Sizes: 4.5mm/G, 5.00mm/H, 5.5mm/I, 6.00mm/J, &  6.5mm/K

Abbreviations:

·         Sl St – Slip Stitch
·         St (s) - Stitches
·         Ch (s) – Chain(s)
·         Y/O – Yarn Over
·         SC – Single Crochet
·         FSC – Foundation Single Crochet
·         SDC - Special Double Crochet: Insert your hook into the instructed stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, chain two, yarn over, and draw yarn through two loops on the hook; stitch completed, it will resemble a V.

Size:  Adult/ Teen
Skill Level: Easy+
Gauge: If you tend to crochet tightly, I would recommend a looser tension for this pattern.


 Special instructions:

·         This cowl is worked from the top down.
·         You will always have 100 stitches at the end of each round after the increase on round two.


Pattern:


Please read all items needed, abbreviations, gauge, sizes, and special instructions before beginning your project!

Round 1: Using 4.00mm/ G hook make 50 FSC, sl st to the first FSC to join. (50 FSC)
Round 2: Ch 1, make 1 SC into the first FSC, ch 1, *(make 1 SC into the next FSC, ch 1)*, repeat parenthesis 48 times, sl st to the first SC to join. (100 sts)
Round 3: Ch 1, insert your hook into the same st as join and draw up a loop, ch 2, y/o and draw through two loops (it will look slanted however when you join into the space of this first SDC at the end of the round it will fix right back up), ch 1, skip 1 st, (*make a SDC into the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st*), repeat parenthesis 48 times, join to the top of the first SDC made.
Round 4: Ch 1, make 1 SC into the first SDC, ch 1, *(make 1 SC into the next SDC, ch 1)*, repeat parenthesis 48 times, sl st to join.
Round 5: Repeat round 3.
Round 6: Repeat round 4.
Round 7: Repeat round 3
Round 8: Repeat round 4.
Round 9: Repeat round 3.

Switch to 5.00mm/H hook.
Round 10: Ch 1, make 1 SC into the first SDC, ch 1, *(make 1 SC into the next st, ch 1)*, repeat parenthesis 48 times, sl st to join.
Round 11: Ch 1, insert your hook into the same st as join and draw up a loop, ch 2, y/o and draw through two loops, ch 1, skip 1 st, (*make a SDC into the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st*), repeat parenthesis 48 times, join to the top of the first SDC made.
Round 12: Ch 1, make 1 SC into the first SDC, ch 1, *(make 1 SC into the next SDC, ch 1)*, repeat parenthesis 48 times, sl st to join.
Round 13:  Repeat round 11.
Round 14: Repeat round 12.
Round 15: Repeat round 11.



Rounds 16-21: Switch to 5.5mm/ I Hook, repeat rounds 10-15.
Rounds 22-27: Switch to 6.0mm/ J Hook, repeat rounds 10-15.
Rounds 28-33: Switch to 6.5mm/ K Hook, repeat rounds 10-15.
Round 34: Ch 1, sl st into the same st as join, ch 1, sl st into the next ch 1 space, ch 1, *(sl st into the next SC, ch 1, sl st into the next ch 1 space, ch 1)*, repeat parenthesis 96 more times, sl st to the beginning of the round to join, fasten off, and weave in the ends through the second to last row.


Please contact me if you have any questions! Enjoy and keep warm this fall/ winter season! J