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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:

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 )


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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On-line Crochet courses coming soon

I have received so many requests to do On-line courses.  I am in the processing of filming some high definition video tutorials.  I wanted to ask,  “What do you want to learn?”   Crochet,  Knitting, Sewing, other crafts?

I am working on a course to teach people to read written crochet patterns as well as Diagram crochet symbols/patterns.  I want to be sure that what I prepare is what you want to see.   The difference between the online course and the videos on YouTube is that I will go into more detail and have more time.  YouTube ranks a lot of the videos by how long a person watches now.  What they call audience retention.  There are times that I want to really give more info but the time limitations are always on my mind.  With the on-line courses that isn’t an issue.  I can break a course down into several lessons and build skills up in the correct order.  Plus, you would have it available anytime you like.

So, I really need your help and input.   Please let me know what your thoughts.   Thanks


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Crochet Summer Patterns

Check out these great Free Crochet Summer Patterns

Warm weather is here but that doesn’t mean I stop crocheting. Here is a round up of some of my favorite summertime patterns. The best part is that they’re all free and pretty easy to make. I even did a youtube video tutorial series for the blue and white Beach Cover up. I have included links to all patterns beneath the photos. I hope you enjoy this round up of free patterns. Many of them can be used year round of course. Please let me know if you make any of these items.  Enjoy!


simple summer tee      Summer striped top      Summer's Day Shawl

Simple Summer Tee –                  Summer Striped Top           Summer’s Day Shawl 


beach cover up        lacy poncho        broomstick lace top

Beach Cover Up                         Lacy Poncho                         Broomstick Lace Top

Click for video tutorial Beach Cover Up

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CAL (Crochet along) announcement – Baby Layette Set


 I absolutely love making baby items.  It just makes me so happy to think of a little baby wearing something that I made with love especially for them.  I know to some the idea of a handcrafted baby layette may seem quaint or old-fashioned but I love it.  If that makes me weird so be it.  I wanted to share this little layette set with my youtube viewers.   Beginning on June 24, 2015 I will begin a crochet along series for this baby set.   The pattern is available for download as a PDF file from  The purchase price is currently set to $5.99 for the set.  (US Dollars).   I wanted to give everyone advance notice so that you will have time to purchase your pattern and supplies if you would like to participate.  I have received permission from Leisure Arts to be able to film and share the video tutorials for this little set.  Purchasing the pattern is optional (you can still view the videos) but it is a great things to have for your own files and it will help you learn to read patterns as well.

I am not being paid for provide these videos.  The only form of compensation I will receive is a small commission from the pattern purchase if you purchase thru the following link:   Baby Layette Pattern     I hope you will consider purchasing the pattern as this small amount of commission will help to offset some of the expense of providing the free video tutorials.

The pattern contains the materials list for the set.  It also breaks down what will be needed by item in case you don’t want to make every item.  The set includes the the bonet, sacque/sweater, booties, and the blanket.  The size is for approximately 6 – 9 months old and the blanket measure 43 inches square.

If you would like to participate in this Crochet Along you still have time to purchase your pattern and supplies.

I think this set makes a beautiful gift for baby showers or for that special little baby in your life.    I look forward to having all of you join me in this CAL.

Hugs and Kisses,


Hola,  quiero hacerles saber que empezando el dia 24, de junio 2015 estaré subiendo una series de videos para aprender hacer este set para bebe en crochet.   Los videos videos en ingles serán disponible los días miércoles y los videos en español estara disponibles los días viernes.   A mi me encanta hacer prendas para bebe.  Algunas personas piensa que hacer y recibir ropa tejido a mano es algo de una época pasado o antiguado pero a mi me encantan.  Yo quiera compartir un set que esta muy bello.  Leisure Arts me ha dado permiso para grabar estos videos de un patron de Leisure Arts.  El patron en ingles esta disponible para compra y trae toda la informacion sobre los materiales que se necesitan para completar este set.  Y también informacion para las diferente prendas si no quiere hacerlos todos.  La talla es para las edades de 6 a 9 meses y la manita mide 43 pulgadas (un cuadro).   

No recibir ningún tipo de pago por hacer los videos.  La única forma de pago que recibirse sera una pequeña comisión de la venta de los patrones.  Asi que ojalá pueda ayudarme y comprar el patron.  Esta comisión chica me ayudare con los gastos de hacer los videos.  Aqui esta el link en donde pueden comprar el patron: 

Patron para set de bebe 

Me gusta mucho este set y pienso que hacer un regalo muy bonito.  Ojala me acompañe en este series de videos.  

Abrazos y besitos, 


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Flower Friday – Layer flower

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Hello everyone, so sorry I’ve been MIA for the last week.  I was just finishing up on a major project and it consumed most of my time.

Today I want to share another flower with you.  It is super easy to make.  You can make 2 or 3 layers or even just one.  I just lay them on top of each other and use them to embellish other items such as the flip flops in the photo above.  Summer will be here soon and it’s time to dress up those flip flops.  I hope you enjoy this project.

Flower: Use different size hooks for different sizes .  I used a size G hook.  The small flower in the center is worked separately and then sewn onto the 2 layer flower.

To begin: 2-layer flower G Hook (Medium weight yarn)

Chain 5, sl st into 1st ch
Round 2: ch 4, (3 ch  counts as 1dc), *sc into circle, ch 3*, rep from * to * 3 more times, ch 3, sc into 1st ch
Round 3: * sl st into the ch-3 space (to work petals inside these spaces), ch 3, 8 dc into ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc into same ch-3 space * repeat until you have completed all 5 petals, sc into 1st st.   (If you like the way this looks you can fasten off after this layer and you’re done).
Push petals to the front.
Ch 4: *ch 5, sc into next sc,* rep until you have worked all 5 petals. You will be creating ch-5 loops behind the first row of petals.
Ch 5: (change colors – optional) ch 4, [11 tbc in next ch-5 sp, ch 4, sc into same ch-5 sp], sl st into next ch-5 sp,* rep from * to * in each petal, ch 4, sl st into 1st st

Top Layer is made separately and sold on top :

Small 5 petal flower:   G hook

Ch 4, sl st into 1st ch to form circle
Round 2: *ch 3, 2dc (into circle) sc into circle* rep from * to * until you have worked 5 petals, sc, fasten off.

You can sew this small flower on top of your other 2 layer flower.

If you prefer watching a video tutorial here is the link:   flower

To see how I added them to the flowers check out this video:   embellish flip flops



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