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Ridiculously Chunky Puff Stitch Cowl

Posted by Ashley Misiak on November 8, 2013 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Ridiculously Chunky Puff Stitch Cowl


I love oversized cowls, but I couldn’t find a pattern that I thought was chunky enough… so I made one myself!

             

This cowl is crocheted using 2 strands held together so it’s nice and thick. (It literally stands up on its own.) If you don’t want one as thick, you could still crochet it using only 1 strand. In that case, you would need half as much yarn.


To crochet this cowl, you will need:

Approximately 1 ½ skeins of a worsted weight yarn. Mine was Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Burgundy (I would recommend washing the yarn first or using a slightly less scratchy yarn).

Size N/10mm crochet hook

Yarn needle or smaller crochet hook for sewing ends together

 

Special stitches:

Puff stitch

YO, insert yarn into stitch, YO and draw up a loop. (6 loops on hook/3 double strands)

YO, insert yarn into same stitch, YO and draw up another loop. (10 loops on hook/5 double strands)

YO, insert yarn into same stitch, YO and draw up another loop. (14 loops on hook/7 double strands)

YO, insert yarn into same stitch, YO and draw up the last loop. Now you should have 18 loops on the hook (9 double strands). YO and draw through all 18 loops.

Ch 1 to close.

 

Directions:

Holding 2 strands together, Ch 47.

Row 1: Do a puff stitch into 3rd chain from hook *skip next ch, puff stitch in next ch. Repeat from * across, ending on a puff stitch. Ch 2 and turn. (23 puff stitches completed)

Row 2: Puff stitch into first ch 1 (this is the same stitch as your ch 2). Puff stitch into next ch 1 and in each ch 1 across. Ch 2 and turn. (23 puff stitches)

Rows 3-17: Repeat row 2.

Fasten off and leave a long tail. Fold cowl in half with shortest ends together. Stitch ends together with a yarn needle or smaller crochet hook using both strands of the tail.  Weave in all ends.

A hint: your puff stitches should be aligned in a straight line from row to row. For a different look, you could ch 1 or 2 between puff stitches and then puff stitch into the ch 1 or 2 space on the subsequent rows to off-set the puffs. Of course, your starting chain would then need to be increased.

 

And that’s it! Easy peasy :) Please comment or message me if you have any questions. I hope you enjoy!

**Please do not reproduce my pattern without crediting me or providing a link to my site. Thanks!

 

 

 

Ridiculously easy, ridiculously long scarf.

Posted by Ashley Misiak on November 10, 2012 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (1)

The Ridiculously Easy, Ridiculously Long Scarf

  

 

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease worsted weight in Pumpkin, approx. 3 skeins

Hook size: L/8.00mm

Difficulty: Ridiculously Easy

 

Start out by chaining as many chains as you would like until you reach the desired length for your scarf. I ended up chaining until I got tired, then chained a few more and it came out to 374 chains (I like REALLY long scarfs so I can wrap them around my neck many times.) Just make sure whatever you end up with is an even number of chains. When you have checked yourself out in the mirror a couple times with the skinny thing wound around your neck and decide that you are happy with your length...

 

Row 1: DC in 3rd chain from hook and in each chain across. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: (Ch 3 counts as 1st DC + 1st ch 1) DC in 3rd DC, ch 1, and skip a DC *DC in next DC, ch 1 and skip a DC* Repeat between ** until you get to the end of the row. Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: (Ch 2 counts as 1st DC) *DC in back loop of ch 1, DC in back loop of next DC.* Repeat across. Ch 3, turn. (I did not like the look of DCing into the ch 1 space because it made that area bulky, so I chose to go through the back loops only. This is up to you.

Row 4: Repeat row 2. Continue on alternating between rows 2 and 3 until you reach your desired width. I ended up making 6 rows of solid DC and 5 rows of the "holey" DC in between, ending with a solid DC row. Finish off and weave in ends.


For the tassels: Decide on the length of your tassel. Mine were approximately 7" long. Double that number and cut out 7 strands the length of your doubled number (I had 7, 14-inch strands.) Grab all strands together and fold in half at the middle point. Using a crochet hook, draw all 7 strands at the fold through the end of the scarf between the 1st and 2nd DC of a solid DC row, pulling through only about an inch to make a loop. Grab all the ends of the folded strands and pull them all the way through the loop, pulling taut. Repeat this process for each tassel; I made a tassel for every solid DC row so I ended up with 6 tassels on each end of the scarf. (That was my best attempt at trying to describe how to make a tassel. This link has an excellent video for those of you who are more visual learners: http://video.about.com/crochet/How-to-Crochet--Adding-Fringe-to-a-Scarf.htm)

 

Thats it! Enjoy.

 

**Please do not reproduce this pattern without crediting me or providing a link to my site. Thanks!

 

 

 

 


 

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Posted by Ashley Misiak on March 3, 2011 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I don't really care for journal entry-type blogs, so I will use this blog to document my crochet pattern creations.

The first!..

Easy Circle Crochet Doily


This pattern is based on the Large Hipster Doily pattern found here: http: //www.crochetspot.com/crochet-pattern-large-hipster-doily/

I liked the way the first few rounds looked, so I continued in that fashion as opposed to the star-like pattern that Erin created. I also wanted a thicker doily so I went with a worsted weight yarn—goes against everything doily, I know.

This is my first pattern, so feel free to comment. Also, gauge is not important, but my finished piece measures about 9 inches across.

 

Yarn:Lily Sugar ‘n Cream-Hot Green; approx 60 yds

Hook size: E/4-3.5mm

Difficulty:Super Easy

 

Round1: ch 8, sl st to first ch to form a ring. (8 ch)

Round2: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc throughout) 19 more dc into ring, sl st totop of ch 3. (20 dc)

Round3: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1 throughout) *dc in next dc, ch 1. Repeatfrom * around, sl st to top of ch 3. (20 dc, 20 ch)

Round4: ch 3, dc in next ch-1 sp *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch 1 sp. Repeat from *around, sl st to top of ch 3. (60 dc)

Round5: ch 3 *dc in next dc, ch 1, edit: AND SKIP NEXT DC. Repeat from * around, sl st to top of ch 3. (30dc, 30 ch)

Round6: ch 3, dc in next ch 1 sp *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch 1 sp. Repeat from *around, sl st to top of ch 3. (90 dc)

Round7: ch 3, *dc in next dc, ch 1, AND SKIP NEXT DC. Repeat from * around, sl st to top of ch 3. (45dc, 45 ch)

Round8: ch 3, dc in next ch 1 sp *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch 1 sp. Repeat from *around, sl st to top of ch 3. (135 dc)

 

Finish off and weave in ends.

(You could continue in this fashion if you wanted a bigger doily.)

edit note: I just recently realized a big mistake in the original pattern, and have now corrected this in all caps. For those of you who were confused, I am so sorry. It now reads correctly that in the 5th and 7th rows, you SKIP A DC WHEN YOU DO THE CH 1. Therefore, the original counts may have seemed off, but they were actually correct. Hopefully this will allow for less curling for those of you who had this issue.. please message me if you have any questions.

**Please do not reproduce this pattern without crediting me. Thanks!



 



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