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Easy Crochet Cowl – Super Chunky Yarn project

Easy Crochet Cowl using Super Chunky Yarn

I’m always looking for fast, and easy project and this easy crochet cowl fills the spot.   I know it’s hard to believe but it’s actually been a little cold here in what is usually a very sunny San Diego.  One of the things that I do miss about living in our beautiful city is the opportunity to wear a lot of things items that I enjoy making.  It just doesn’t get cold enough.   Oh sure on very rare occasions it gets cold enough to wear a hat.  We even get snow at times in the mountains east of our city so today when the temperature dipped below 60 Fahrenheit  I had a field day.  Purchase an Ad-Free PDF Written pattern here:   http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chunky-cowl-26

Easy Crochet Cowl

Easy Crochet Cowl

I whipped up this quick cowl using a Super Chunky weight 7 yarn. I used RedHeart Grande yarn in the color Foggy. This cowl worked up so quickly. It only took 3 balls. It’s hard to believe but the whole is just 7 rounds.

Using the super chunky yarn makes this one of the fastest projects I have made in a long time. The cowl is wide enough to even cover my head or to be folded and worn lower on my neck and chest. Either way, it’s super warm and the yarn feels very warm.

I hope you enjoy this project. I’m going to have to keep it in a file and remember to make some of these for Christmas gifts next year.

Supplies needed for your Easy Crochet Cowl:

3 balls of RedHeart Grande –  I used 3 balls (5.20 oz / 150g )

scissors

yarn needle with large eye

Crochet Hook Size Q/19  (15mm)

To begin:  

Chain 41, being careful not to twist chain slip stitch into the 1st chain.

Row 1:  chain 3 (counts as double crochet here and thru out),  double crochet in each stitch, slip stitch into 3rd turning chain

Row 2:  chain 3, *leave next stitch unworked, double crochet in next stitch, double crochet back into the skipped stitch,*  repeat from * to *  for entire row, slip stitch into 3rd turning chain

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Princess Leia inspired Amigurumi Doll

I love Star Wars and Princess Leia has always been one of my favorite characters.  She is tough, fearless, smart and a courageous leader but she still has a sense of humor.  Plus she could rock those Inter-Galatic fashions.  You can imagine how sad I was to hear that Carrie Fisher the actress who played Princess Leia passed away this past month, December 2016.  It seems like 2016 was a tough year for celebrities we love.  So many of them were taken away from us.   I wanted to find a way to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher.  This little Princess Leia inspired Ami doll seemed a good way to do that.   I had originally planned on sharing this project in February 2017.  However, now might be a more fitting time.  I hope you enjoy crocheting her.   I have also uploaded a series of YouTube video tutorials for those of you who prefer a more visual approach.  I broke them down into 4 videos.   I have included that link in the last page of this post.  You can also go to my YouTube channel to find lots of other fun projects.   All Crafts Channel

Crochet Princess Leia

Crochet Princess Leia inspired Amigurumi doll.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The full written pattern appears on the next page.

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Easy to Crochet Messy Bun hat – Fun and Easy!

Yes, I got on the Messy Bun bandwagon

Today I want to share a pattern for an Easy to crochet “Messy Bun” hat.   I have received so many requests for an easy pattern.  So, by popular demand here it is.  This is what I came up with for an “easy” pattern.  You can follow the instructions for rows 11-12 for a mock rib brim or just continue with double crochet for a plain edge hat.  Either way, it looks and fits great.  So, “Let’s Get The Party Started!”

Crochet Messy Bun

Crochet Messy Bun

You will need the following supplies:

Approximately 3 1/2 ounces of Medium weight yarn.  I used  RedHeart Supersaver Cameo  – Color  Mirage

Scissors

Yarn needle

Crochet Hook (I used a size I ) for larger heads use a J hook.   For children use an H hook

 

I apologize for this photo.  I was having technical issues and just couldn’t get my beautiful photo to upload so I was stuck using this one.  Boohoo 

 

If you prefer you can purchase an Ad-Free PDF pattern Here:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/my-messy-bun-hat-2

If you like Messy Bun hats here is another hat that I just posted using Shell Stitches:  http://allcraftschannel.com/2017/02/crochet-messy-bun-hat.html

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Crochet Super Scarf using Chunky Yarn

Now you can crochet a super scarf using chunky yarn.  I have created this pattern using a Jumbo weight yarn from RedHeart.  It is called “Grande” yarn.  I chose the “Foggy” color since this could work for most wardrobes as it is a neutral color.  Since this super scarf uses this chunky yarn it works up very quickly.  I wanted to design a pattern that would be easy enough for beginners to crochet.  I hope you like this scarf.  I wrapped it around myself several times and it feels so plush and comfy.   I want to thank RedHeart Yarns and Boye for sponsoring this project.  It was a great opportunity to try the Boye ergonomic hooks and the Red Heart Grande yarn.   (photos courtesy of RedHeart Yarns).

Crochet Super Scarf

Crochet Super Scarf

Super Scarf

Super Scarf by Yolanda Soto-Lopez

 

I usually don’t use Chunky yarns but creating this pattern allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and use a chunky yarn and the Boye ergonomic hooks.  I am really pleased with how it came out.   I also uploaded a free YouTube video tutorial of this project.    On the next page, I had included the free written pattern and a link to the video tutorial for visual learners.    Enjoy!

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Autumn is here and it’s Pumpkin Hat time

Pumpkin hat time is here.  It seems everywhere I look traces of Autumn are finally arriving in my neck of the woods.  OK, so I live in San Diego, California and there aren’t many signs of the seasons changing.  However, stores are now decorated with items that remind us it’s Autumn.  Pumpkins are making an appearance in windows and advertisements.  Halloween is just around the corner.  Pumpkin spice lattes are brewing and I am crocheting pumpkin hats.

Crochet Pumpkin Hat

I decided to design a pumpkin hat that can be worn by babies to adults.   I used medium weight acrylic yarn for my hat.  The hat in the photo I used an H hook however by adjusting the hook size the hat can be made for various sizes.  Here is a suggestion for hook sizes.  Please remember that everyone crochets with a different tension and these are just suggestions.   I used a fpdc (front post double crochet) stitch to simulate the ridges on a pumpkin.  You can choose any shade of orange and green for your hat.  You could even choose a ten or brown color as pumpkins come in a variety of colors.

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