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Simple Winter Cowl ~ Free Pattern

A WordPress Exclusive Free Pattern!

This design happened because of a need for a quick to make and useful Christmas gifts. I had come across the Waistcoat Crochet Stitch on Pinterest a couple of years ago and liked the look of it; like a knitted stockinette stitch, but not, it’s not Tunisian either, just a simple single crochet, but worked differently. From what I read, it is a vintage crochet stitch come back. It is also known as the Center Single Crochet and the Crochet Stockinette Stitch. The Waistcoat Stitch makes for a nice warm fabric using worsted or aran weight yarn when finished. It is much easier than it looks, but it does require a loose tension and using a tapered crochet hook helps too. I paired it with the 3rd Loop Half Double Crochet and it added some fun textured stripes within the stockinette look of the Waistcoat Stitch.

This pattern is written for one size, but because it is worked in a multiple of 1, it is very easy to size up or down to fit anyone from child to adult.

I do plan on getting better photos once I can get some one to model it for me.

Simple Winter Cowl

 

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Difficulty:

Easy, but not for beginners

Sizes:

One Size, approx. 24 inches circumference and 8 inches long

Materials:

6.00mm hook
1 skein of Caron Simply Soft for single color cowl
2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft (color A & B) for 2 color cowl (optional)

Stitches used are in US terminology

Terms used with abbreviations:

ch – chain
fsc – foundation singe crochet
sc – single crochet
wcs – waistcoat stitch
hdc – half double crochet
slst – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)

Gauge:

Working the Waistcoat stitch in the round (see special stitches below):

For gauge swatch, fsc 30, join in 1st fsc with slst

rnd 1: ch1, sc in 1st st and in each st around, join with slst in 1st sc

rnd 2 – 20 : ch1, ch 1, wcs in same st as joining and in each st around, join with slst in 1st wcs

7 sts and 10 rnds = 2 inches, if your gauge is a little bigger, that’s ok.

Keep tension loose, may go up a hook size if tension is still to tight with the 6.00mm hook to work the wcs. Working with a tapered hook also helps.

The Waistcoat Stitch in the round will slant a bit.

Special Stitches:

Waistcoat Stitch (wcs): insert hook in between the “legs” of the stitch indicated in the previous row, yo, pull through stitch loosely (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through both loops. (on the front of the stitch (right side), the “legs” look like a V, on the back of the stitch (wrong side), the “legs” look like an upside down V. You will work between both, insert the hook into the front legs and out the back legs for working in the round)

(video tutorial on Moogly, but keep in mind the tutorial is worked flat, this project is worked in the round)

right side waistcoat stitch

wrong side waistcoat stitch

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Finding the 3rd loop on a hdc: (video tutorial on Moogly for 3rd loop half double crochet)

3rd loop hdcclick to enlarge

 

Note: This pattern has not been tested. Please let me know if there is anything that is unclear. Thanks

Pattern

Note: Do not turn at the end of the rounds.

fsc: 75, join in 1st st making sure not to twist

rnd 1: ch1, sc in 1st st and in each st around, join with slst in 1st sc (75 sc)

rnds 2 – 5: ch 1, wcs in 1st st and in each st around, join with slst in 1st wcs (75 wcs)

rnd 6: ch 1, hdc in 1st st the same way as the wcs is made and in each st around, join with slst in the 1st hdc (75 hdc)

rnds 7 & 8: ch1, hdc in the 3rd loop in the back of 1st st and in the 3rd loop of each st around, join with slst in the 1st hdc (75 3rd loop hdc)

rnd 9: ch1, sc in the 3rd loop in the back of 1st st and in the 3rd loop of each st around, join with slst in the 1st sc (75 sc)

rnds 10 – 25: repeat rnds 2 -9 2x’s (75 sts)

rnds 26 – 29: repeat rnds 2 – 5 once (75 sts)

rnd 30: repeat rnd 1 (75 sc)

Finish off, weave in ends

For 2 colors: (optional)

change to color B when starting the hdc rnds (rnd 6), changing back to color A when starting the sc/wcs rnds (rnd 9) in the above pattern instructions.

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Cold Weather Wristies ~ Free Pattern

A WordPress Exclusive Free Pattern!

The cold weather is pretty much here in SE Michigan and I’ve already started wearing my winter coat and gloves. The one problem that I have, and it happens every year, is cold wrists. That ever present gap between the end of the glove and beginning of the sleeve of my coat. I try to pull the sleeve over the bottom of my gloves, but as soon as I have to move, my wrists end up becoming exposed again. In the past I have tried to squeeze my long fingerless mitts into my gloves, but it’s a tight fit and not very comfortable and the mitts are not large enough to be put on over the gloves.

Last night I decided to make just a pair of simple longish wrist warmers that start at my wrist and covers to just up under the sleeve of my coat and they work wonderfully!

For this pattern, I used the Foundation Half Double Crochet as the foundation and the 1st round combined. If you are not familiar with it, there is a wonderful tutorial over at Moogly with both a video and written/photo tutorials. I also use the 3rd loop half double crochet stitch, where there is another great tutorial over at Moogly also, if this is a new technique for you.

This is a very simple and quick to stitch pattern. I have written it for about a 7-7 1/2 inch circumference (slightly stretched) and it measures about 5 inches long, but you should be able to customize it fairly easily by adding or subtracting stitches in the first row before joining to work in the round for a larger or smaller circumference and you can also make it any length you would like.

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Sizes:

One Size  7 – 7-1/2 in. circ. slightly stretched, 5 in. long

Materials:

4.50mm hook
Any 4/Worsted Weight yarn

Stitches used are in US terminology

Terms used with abbreviations:

ch – chain
fhdc – foundation half double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
slst -slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)

Gauge:

7hdc and 6 rows in half double crochet

 

Note: This pattern has not been tested. Please let me know if there is anything that is unclear. Thanks

 

Pattern

Do not turn at the end of the rounds. The beginning ch 1 of every row does not count as a stitch.

Foundation and Rnd 1: 25 fhdc, join with slst in 1 st made.

Rnd 2 – 10: Ch 1, hdc in the 3rd loop in the back of the same st as joining and in each of the sts around, join with slst in the top of 1st hdc of round. (25 3rd loop hdc)

Rnd 11 -15: Ch 1, hdc in same st as joining and in each of the sts around, join with slst in the top of the 1st hdc of round. (25 hdc)

Finish off, weave in ends

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©2015

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New Free Pattern!

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve updated. I have taken a break on the shawls to make hats for a family member. This last hat I am quite happy about and decided to write in down and share it.

It’s called Summer Bows Hat and you can find it for download Here, on Ravelry, or on Craftsy.

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The Wristwarmers Adventure and Other Stuff

‘Tis the Holiday Season! It’s Snowing on WordPress!

I’ve been so busy crocheting what feels like tons of wristwarmers for everyone! It all started out as a request from my husbands cousin for a pair of wristwarmers after she had bought a pair at a craft bizarre when we were in Chicago.

But before I get into the story, I have to announce a new Free Pattern! Yes, it is another pair of Wristwarmers, called Diamond Tweed Wristwarmers, and you can download them for free HERE on WordPress, on RAVELRY, or on CRAFTSY! I also have a story behind these also, but I’ll get to that later 🙂

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Faerie Blossom Wristwarmers – Free Pattern

Another WordPress Exclusive Free Pattern!

This came about because I really needed to take a break from thread crochet (aka my Grandmother’s shrug), and a relative had asked me about making her a pair of fingerless mitts (another story for another post). Then my husband bought me the book “Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia”. It has over 300+ stitch patterns, edgings, and motifs. Over 250+ pages of inspiration!

In that book I came across the Fairy Shell stitch pattern and fell in love with it. It’s a variation of the [2dc, ch1, 2dc] shell stitch that seems so popular with the fingerless mitts/wristwarmers I’ve seen. I, right then, had to do something with it, of course!

The original stitch pattern is written flat, but it was very easy to translate it into the round. I also very slightly modified it to fit my needs for this pattern and the Faerie Blossom Wristwarmers were born!

This pattern has been designed for a snug fit. The stitch pattern is fairly stretchy and will conform to your hand. I also use the Foundation Single Crochet (FSC) instead of a foundation chain, because the FSC is much more elastic than the foundation chain. You can find a tutorial for the FSC HERE.

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Sizes:

Small/Medium (6/7 inches)
Medium/Large (7/8 inches)

Materials:

4.00mm hook
Caron Simply Soft – 1 skein (I used Simply Soft Paints in Rose Garden)

Stitches used are in US terminology

Terms used with abbreviations:

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
slst -slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)

Gauge:

([sc, ch3, sc], [2dc, ch1, 2dc]) stitch pattern, as for the wrist/arm for the pattern – 4sc, 4dc, 7ch

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Special Stitches:

Make Shell:
in stitch or space indicated make [2dc, ch1, 2dc]

Make 2chShell:
in stitch or space indicated make [2dc, ch2, 2dc]

Note: This pattern has not been tested. Please let me know if there is anything that is unclear. Thanks 🙂

Pattern:

Note: X = desired end rnd count. I’ve made this so you can choose your desired length of the wrist warmer. Make sure to make note of the total rnd counts for the 2nd wrist warmer.

Wrist/Arm

Tip: I suggest trying on the wrist/arm after a few rows. If it is too snug for your liking, I suggest replacing all of the Shells in the wrist/arm with the 2chShell, then work the thumb and hand as written. If it is too loose, go down a hook size.

FSC 24 (30), join in circle without twisting

Rnd 1: in same st as joining, ch1, [sc, ch3, sc], skip 2 sts, make Shell in next st, skip 2 sts, ([sc, ch3, sc] in next st, skip 2 sts, make Shell in next st, skip 2 sts) around. Slst in 1st sc, slst into ch3 space.

Rnd 2: ch4, 2dc in ch3 space, [sc, ch3, sc] in the ch1 space of the next Shell, (make Shell in the next ch3 space, [sc, ch3, sc] in the ch1 space of the next Shell) around, dc in the same ch3 space as the beginning ch4, slst in the 3rd ch of the ch4, slst in the next ch1 space.

Rnd 3: ch1, [sc, ch3, sc], make Shell in the next ch3 space, ([sc, ch3, sc] in the ch1 space of the next Shell, make Shell in the next ch3 space) around. Slst in 1st sc, slst into ch3 space.

Rnd 4 – X: Repeat rnds 2 & 3 until desired length for the wrist/arm, ending with rnd 3.

DO NOT FINISH OFF HERE

Thumb Shaping & Thumb Hole

Rnd 1: ch5, 2dc in ch3 space, [sc, ch3, sc] in the ch1 space of the next Shell, (make 2chShell in the next ch3 space, [sc, ch3, sc] in the ch1 space of the next Shell) around, dc in the same ch3 space as the beginning ch4, slst in the 3rd ch of the ch5, slst in the next ch2 space.

Rnd 2: ch1,[ sc, ch3, sc], make 2chShell in the next ch3 space, ([sc, ch3, sc] in the ch1 space of the next Shell, make 2chShell in the next ch3 space) around. Slst in 1st sc, slst into ch3 space.

Rnd 3: Left Thumb Hole: ch5, 2dc in ch3 space, ch5 LOOSELY, skip next 2chShell, (make 2chShell in the next ch3 space, [sc, ch3, sc] in the ch2 space of the next 2chShell) around, dc in the same ch3 space as the beginning ch4, slst in the 3rd ch of the ch5, slst in the next ch1 space.

Rnd 3: Right Thumb Hole: ch5, 2dc in ch3 space, [sc, ch3, sc] in the ch1 space of the next 2chShell, (make 2chShell in the next ch3 space, [sc, ch3, sc] in the ch1 space of the next 2chShell) around until the last [sc, ch3, sc] and Shell, make Shell in the next ch3 space, ch5 LOOSELY, skip next 2chShell, dc in the same ch3 space as the beginning ch5, slst in the 3rd ch of the ch4, slst in the next ch1 space.

Hand

Rnd 1: Left Wristwarmer: ch1, [sc, ch3, sc], make 2chShell in the 3rd chain of ch5, ([sc, ch3, sc] in the ch2 space of the next Shell, make 2chShell in the next ch3 space) around. Slst in 1st sc, slst into ch3 space.

Rnd 1: Right Wristwarmer: ch1, [sc, ch3, sc], make 2chShell in the next ch3 space, ([sc, ch3, sc] in the ch1 space of the next 2chShell, make 2chShell in the next ch3 space) around until the [sc, ch3,sc] before the Shell before the ch5, [sc, ch3, sc] in the ch1 space of the next Shell, make Shell in the 3rd ch of the ch5. Slst in 1st sc, slst into ch3 space.

Rnd 2 – 5/X: Repeat rnds 3 & 2, replacing “make Shell” with the “make 2chShell” and ch5 at the beginning of every rnd 2 repeat instead of the ch4, until the desired length for the hand.

Finish off.

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Copyright Jennifer Christensen.

©2014

Please do not post elsewhere or claim as your own.
A link back to this WordPress page is welcome and encouraged.

For any questions or problems with any of my patterns, please email me at:

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Dragon Scale Head Kerchief – Free Pattern

My first WordPress Exclusive Pattern!

This simple Crocodile Stitch Head Kerchief was something I promised myself that I would make for my daughter if I had yarn left from making her shrug. Well, I did and here it is. I thought I would share how I made this in pattern format and I though it could go hand-in-hand with my photo tutorial, Crocodile Stitch – Increases, if you are new to this technique.

This is actually easy to make, but it’s not really for brand new beginner crocheters, maybe advanced beginner, if you are familiar to working around the post of a stitch. For intermediate/advanced crocheters, this should be no problem at all to make.

Now also available in Knitsy Magazine Issue #25!

Size:

Adult One Size Fits Most – Measures 18″ from center of scale end to end of row 26 or about 42” including the ties

Materials:

4.50mm hook
Patons Lace in Sachet or any 2/fine weight yarn

Stitches used are in US terminology

Terms used with abbreviations:

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
slst -slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)

Crocodile Stitch – Increases – Photo Tutorial, if needed

Gauge:

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Special Stitch:

Make Scale:
Working around designated double crochet stitches, make 5dc around the post of the first dc, ch1, make 5dc around the next dc. Scale made.

Note: This pattern has not been tested. Please let me know if there is anything that is unclear. Thanks 🙂

Pattern:

Kerchief:

Row 1: ch3, dc in 3rd ch from hook.

Row 2: ch2, make scale around ch and dc.

Row 3: ch2, dc in same st, ch2, dc in center of scale, ch2, 2dc in end top corner dc on scale.

Row 4: ch2, make scale around 2dc just made, ch1, skip dc and ch2 spaces, make scale around next 2dc.

Row 5: ch2, dc in same st, ch2, dc in center of scale, ch2, 2dc in next dc and around ch1, ch2, dc in center of scale, ch2, 2dc in end top corner dc on scale.

Row 6: ch2, make scale around 2dc just made, ch1, skip dc and ch2 spaces, make scale around next 2dc, ch1, skip dc and ch2 spaces, make scale around next 2dc.

Row 7: ch2, dc in same st, ch2, dc in center of scale, ch2, 2dc in next dc and around ch1, ch2, dc in center of scale, ch2, 2dc in next dc and around ch1, ch2, dc in center of scale, 2dc in end top corner dc on scale

For all even rows, 8 through 26: ch2, make scale around 2dc just made, ch1, skip dc and ch2 spaces, [make scale around next 2dc, ch1, skip dc and ch2 spaces, make scale around next 2dc] repeat to end of row.

For all odd rows, 9 though 25: ch2, dc in same st, ch2, [dc in center of scale, ch2, 2dc in next dc and around ch1, ch2], dc in center of scale, 2dc in end top corner dc on scale.

26 rows = 13 scale rows. At the end of row 26, there should be 13 scales made.

If you need this a bit larger, just add another row or 2, continuing as established before beginning row 27.

Row 27: ch2, (wrong side facing) slst in the center of the first scale, ch1, sc in the same space. [ch2, sc in the center of the next scale], repeat to end, finish off.

Tie:

Row 1: ch40 loosely. With right side facing of the kerchief, join with a sc in the 1st sc of row 27 of the kerchief, [3sc in the next ch2 space, sc in next sc], across to end. ch41 loosely.

Row 2: turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in all sts across to end of the beginning ch40.

Row 3: turn, slst in every sc to end. Finish off.

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Copyright Jennifer Christensen.

©2014

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A link back to this WordPress page is welcome and encouraged.

For any questions or problems with any of my patterns, please email me at:

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Amigurumi Adipose

Photo Tutorial for the Fingers and Toes Only

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Amigurumi "Fat" Baby Pattern FAQ & Errata

This Errata post is for my original pattern of the Amigurumi "Fat" Baby that was available before September 12, 2014

Please refer to this page for any questions about the Amigurumi "Fat" Baby, or you can download the new updated Amigurumi Adipose pattern.

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Amigurumi Adipose

My Amigurumi Adipose pattern has been featured on BBCAmerica.com along with other great Doctor Who Crochet and Knit patterns.







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