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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Free Crochet Pattern: Ice Fisherman's Stretchy Neck Warmer

(Bulky Version in Bernat Softee Chunky Grey)

This men's cowl came about as an idea from my father. He owns a bait shop and was wanting a few cowl type scarves to have in his shop for the ice fishermen in the winter, the request was for something simple with some stretch to ensure a fitted and warm neck warmer. He was pleased with the outcome and we decided to make a less bulky version also so I've included both the worsted weight and bulky weight versions for you.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Jenni

Difficulty: Easy

Size: Teen, Adult, Approx. 6" in height

Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch - Chain
Hdc - Half Double Crochet
Fphdc - Front Post Half Double Crochet
Bphdc - Back Post Half Double Crochet
Sp - Space

Note:
-Joins are made with a sl st to the first stitch made, not the ch.


Bulky Version

Supplies:
12mm Crochet Hook
Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn, 100 yards
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Gauge: 4 hdc = 2"

Row 1: Ch 45, join to first ch to form a circle. Ch 1, hdc in each sp around. Join. (45)
Row 2-12: Ch 1, Fphdc around 1st hdc from previous row. *Bphdc around next, Fphdc around next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (45)

Fasten off after row 12 & sew in your ends.



Worsted Version

Supplies:
Size H (5.0mm) Crochet Hook
Red Heart With Love Yarn, 170 yards
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Gauge: 8 hdc = 2"

Row 1: Ch 89, join to first ch to form a circle. Ch 1, hdc in each sp around. Join. (89)
Row 2-25: Ch 1, Fphdc around 1st hdc from previous row. *Bphdc around next, Fphdc around next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (89)

Fasten off after row 25 & sew in your ends.

I've tested this cowl in 2 additional yarns, below are photos with additional information on each.

(Shown in I love this yarn Orange Neon, follow pattern as written) 

(Shown in Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Oak Moss, pattern changes: Use a beginning chain of 91 and work 2 additional rows for a total of 27 rows.)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Free Crochet Pattern: Women's Pebbles Beanie Hat

(Shown in Teal)

This super simple beanie pattern is all about the yarn and you'll only need one ball of it for the hat and optional pom-pom!
 
Look for the matching scarf pattern to come soon too (I'll update with a link).
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Jenni

Difficulty: Easy

Size: Women's, 21-22" head circumference

Supplies:
12mm Crochet Hook
Buttercream Luxe Thick & Thin Yarn, 1 ball (92 yds.)
Tapestry Needle
Scissors
Optional: Pom-Pom
                Learn how to make a faux fur pom-pom HERE
                Or make a yarn pom-pom with the left over yarn after you complete the hat.

Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch - Chain
Hdc - Half Double Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet
Sp - Space

Notes:
-Ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch.
-Joins are made with a sl st to the first stitch made, not the ch.
-The first stitch in every row is to be worked in the same space as the ch 1.
-This pattern uses a magic circle, if you don't know how to make one you can learn with this quick video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64O9WVJucFA

Gauge: 4 hdc = 2.25"

Row 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 10 hdc in circle. Join. (10)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each sp around. Join. (20)
Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in 2. *2 hdc in next, hdc in 2.* Repeat from *to* around. Join. (26)
Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in 2. *2 hdc in next, hdc in 2.* Repeat from *to* around. Join. (34)
Row 5: Ch 1, *hdc in 16, 2 hdc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (36)
Row 6-12: Ch 1, hdc in each sp around. Join. (36)
Row 13: Ch 1, sc in each sp around. Join. (36)
Fasten off.

If desired make your yarn pom-pom with the remaining yarn.
Attach pom-pom & sew in ends.

(Shown in Purple with yarn pom-pom)
 
(Shown in Teal with white faux fur pom-pom & Stormcloud with pink faux fur pom-pom)