A beautiful, simple crochet cowl pattern. The Emily cowl is crocheted flat in a simple repeating rib pattern that is really fun to do, and it looks like a knit cowl! If you know how to slip stitch and single crochet, you can make this cowl too.
What you need:
Yarn: Any Worsted weight yarn
Yardage: approx. 120 yards.
US Hook 8 (5.0mm)
sc: single crochet
sl: Slip stitch
Gauge: 14sts. & 10 rows = 4” in pattern
Row 1: Sc into each ch, ch1, turn
Row 2: sl into each sc, ch 1, turn
Row 3: sc into each sl, ch1, turn
Repeat rows 2 & 3 until piece measures 8 inches in width.
Finishing the cowl:
Cut yarn, leaving about a 10inch (25cm) tail. Lay the piece flat and fold in half with right side facing upwards. Sew seam. Weave in ends.
I hope you enjoyed crocheting this cowl. Look out for a matching hat pattern next week!
When I saw this Turban Hat by The Bunny Studio– I instantly needed to make it. Don’t you love projects like that? I dropped all plans for laundry, dishes, and general adult responsibilities in favor of picking up my crochet hook to create this beautiful hat.
What I used to make the hat:
Lion Brand Wool Ease Yarn
Us size 9 Crochet Hook
I think what stood out to me was the ease of the pattern. It was something I could do without having to figure out a new stitch, or a new technique. I had the knowledge, the yarn, and the power to create something pretty. If you know how to crochet in the round, and do a back post double crochet, you’re good to go!
At the end, I decided to alter the hat by making a small band, and sewing it on top of the cinched seam instead of doing the flowers. There are so many possibilities. If you don’t feel like crocheting an extra piece for the cinched front, you could always add a rhinestone button, or just wrap yarn around it. Your choice!
If you want to do my alteration, here are the instructions:
Row 1. Sc into the 2nd ch from the hook. Sc to end of row, ch1, turn
Repeat row 1 until your band reaches about 1 3/4 – 2 inches. Cinch your hat at the seam, and sew on the piece to cover up the seam.
I’m planning to make another turban hat with a different embellishment soon. If you want to see what other hooky adventures I’m up to, you can follow my adventures on Instagram! For more amazingly popular free crochet patterns, head over to AllFreeCrochet.com and prepare to spend your day browsing beautiful patterns until your eyes glaze over!!
Gosh I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve posted a new knitting pattern! But I’m back at it and what I wanted to share with you was this simple, satisfying pattern that you can finish in an evening! The Minty morning headband features cabled edges, and a middle braided cable.
I only had a little bit of this colorway in Vanna’s Choice yarn left, so I knew I wanted to make something small. If you’re up for a quick, fun, fashionable project, let’s get started!
Using US Size 9 knitting needlles, CO. 28sts.
Row 1, 5: K6, P4, K8, P4, K6
Row 2, 4, 6, 8 : P6, K4, P8, K4, P6
Row 3: C6B, P4, K2, C6F, P4, C6F
Row 7: C6B, P4, C6B, K2, P4, C6F
Repeat pattern until headband measures about 17-19 inches, bind off, and sew seam. Enjoy!
And… If you’re looking for more patterns- I’ve just added a new hat pattern to my shop:
The Dottie Hat
The Dottie Hat features a light worsted yarn in a diagonal lace pattern. It’s comfy, cute, and perfect for transitioning into (or out of) winter!
I stepped outside to play with my dog in the snow last week, and snapped a few pics of my latest design: The Anna Hat. The next day, the snow melted in the 50 degree heat, so I’m glad I did! And hey- I’m definitely not complaining. I stepped outside yesterday in a t-shirt and jeans, admiring what looked like a beautiful spring day in February.
I’m sure we’ll get our fair share of snow this year, but winter’s mercy seems to be upon us Ohioans this year. Since we’re heading to Belize in April for my wedding, and we missed last winter all together because we were in Belize, I have to say I feel like mother nature has been really good to me!
I am happy to be back in the States again (not many yarn stores in the tropics. None at all actually.) but I can’t wait to head back to Belize in April, walk down the sandy beach, and marry the love of my life! Hopefully before then, we’ll get one more beautiful snowy day that I can wear my new hat, but if not… eh, there’s always next year!
Follow along below for the free pattern to make your own Anna Hat!
The Anna hat features a warm fold up brim, and a beautiful cable motif that is easy to knit. It is worked in the round with worsted weight yarn. This has been by far one of my favorite hats to knit. Hats are my favorite thing to knit. I haven’t done a cable pattern in a while- and knitting this hat re-ignited my love for cabling!
What You Need
Yarn: 120 yards Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice
Colorways shown: Dusty Rose & Mustard
Needles: US size 9 (5.5mm) 16 inch (40cm) circular knitting needles and Double Pointed Needles
20 sts. & 22 rows = 4” in cable pattern
When pattern becomes difficult to knit on circular needles during decrease rounds, switch to DPN’s. The pattern is meant to fit snugly on your head. If you need to wet block at the end, instructions are given.
pm – place marker
K – Knit
P – Purl
C6F: Cable 6 Front (slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front. Knit 3, then knit 3 from cable needle.)
C6B: Cable 6 Back (slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold in back. Knit 3, then knit 3 from cable needle.)
C4B: Cable 4 Back (slip next 2 sts. onto cable needle and hold in back. Knit 2, then knit 2 from cable needle.)
ssk – slip slip knit
ssp – slip slip purl
Co 80 sts. onto circular needles, join in the round, pm
Repeat until brim measures 3”
Rounds 1, 5, 9, 21, 25, 29 and all even rounds: *K12, P2, K4, P2 around
Rounds 3, 7, 23, 27, 39:
*K12, P2, C4B, P2
Rounds 11, 15, 19, 31, 35:
*K3, C6F, K3, P2, C4B, P2
Rounds 13, 17, 33, 37:
*[C6B] twice, P2, K4, P2
Begin decrease rounds:
Switch to double pointed needles when circular needles become too difficult to work on during decrease rounds.
- *[K2, ssk] 3 times, P2, ssk, K2, ssp
- *K9, P2, K3, P1
- *[K1, ssk] 3 times, P1, ssp, K1, ssp
- *K6, P2, K1, P1
- *[ssk] 3 times, ssp, ssk
- *K3, P1, K1
Cut yarn and weave through remaining stitches. Pull tight to close hat. Weave in all ends.
Wet block if necessary. If your hat needs to be stretched a little, wet it and squeeze remaining water out with a towel. Do not wring out. Place on blocking board or foam board, stretch to desired size and place pins to hold in place. Hat will also stretch a little bit with wear.
I’ve been having a lot of fun with super bulky yarn lately. I wanted to find a way to knit a huge scarf without spending $100 on yarn. So I bought myself a pair of size 50 (25mm) knitting needles and got to work! I realized that if I held 2 strands of super-bulky yarn together, I could achieve the same effect as those beautiful Loopy Mango chunky knits.
I would love to get me some Loopy Mango yarn, don’t get me wrong. But after the holidays I decided that it wasn’t the right time to splurge. So for my first project, I used 2 strands of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick N Quick held together. It was a great substitute, though I have a feeling I’ll be trying out some more luxurious yarns on these huge needles soon.
You can order the needles on Amazon, and have them at your door in 2 days, which gives you enough time to finish whatever’s currently on your needles, and start this amazingly huge scarf! The cost of yarn for me was only about $16. A pretty good deal I think! So are you ready to begin? Cause I’m already knitting this baby in gray!
What you Need:
Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n’ Quick 212 yards (2 skeins)
Us Size 50 (25mm) Knitting Needles
Yarn Needle for weaving in ends, and sewing seams
This pattern is made by using 2 strands of super bulky yarn held together.
4 sts. & 4.5 rows = 4” in stockinette st.
Co: Cast on
K – Knit
P – Purl
Bo: Bind off
With 2 strands of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn held together, cast on 16 stitches. Knit the stitches that are cast on together as 1 stitch, holding the 2 strands together throughout the pattern.
Row 1: Knit all sts.
Row 2: Purl all sts.
When your scarf reaches 52 inches long, Bo. Using yarn needle, fold scarf in half and sew seam together.
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