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Stamen Stitch Tassel Scarf

Stamen Stitch Tassel Scarf

The Stamen Stitch Tassel Scarf was inspired by a few skeins of leftover yarn I had lying around. I saw the colors of these tassels together and really wanted to put them together in a new, fun, and fresh way. So I bought some Lion Brand Scarfie yarn for the actual scarf, and picked out a simple stitch pattern that I could easily memorize and work on during T.V. time.

The Stamen stitch is a really simple pattern which uses knits, purls, and slip stitches. With only a 4 row repeat, I had no problem memorizing this stitch pattern so I never needed to have a row counter, or piece of paper nearby while I was knitting. That gets really helpful when you have a lot of projects going on at once. I always want to have something simple going so that I can turn my brain off while knitting, and this scarf achieved that for me.

 

Materials:

Lion Brand Scarfie Yarn x2 Balls

Us Size 10 knitting needles

Yarn Needle

Extra Yarn for Tassels

Begin Pattern:

Co 35 sts.

Work in stamen stitch until scarf measures 60″

Stamen Stitch:

Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2 (WS): K1, *SL1 wyib, K1; rep from * to end.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K2, *SL1 wyib, K1; rep from * to last st, K1.
Rep rows 1 – 4.

If you prefer a charted version of this stitch pattern, you can find it here: http://www.knittingstitches.org/2017/12/stamen.html

When your scarf reaches the desired length, cut yarn and weave in ends. Make 16 tassels out of yarn of your choice, and attach to the bottom sides of the scarf as pictured. Weave in ends of the tassel strings to WS of scarf.

Not sure how to make a tassel? I found a helpful tutorial on Youtube that will show you how. No need to purchase a tassel maker.

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Cora Cowl Cable Knit Infinity Scarf

Cora Cowl Cable Knit Infinity Scarf

Hey hey and happy Thursday! Remember a few weeks back when I posted the Minty Morning Headband? Well what a difference a gauge makes! Today I’m actually going to be using the exact same pattern as the Minty Morning Headband, but with superbulky yarn to make a cowl!

The Cora Cowl features edge cables, and a big beautiful braided cable right in the middle. I love the effect of cabled edges. I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn, and I’m really happy with the way it turned out. The texture of the yarn is so soft, and the cable pattern is my new go to! The Cora Cowl is knit flat, and seamed. You can make it to any length you want.


What you need to make the Cora Cowl

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n’ Quick

Yardage: 160-180 yards

Needles:

US Size 13 (9.0mm)

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Cable Needle

Abbreviations:

CO : Cast on

K : Knit

P : Purl

C6F: Cable 6 Front (Slip 3 stitches onto cable needle, and hold in front. Knit 3 from needles, then knit 3 from cable needle).

C6B: Cable 6 Back (Slip 3 stitches onto cable needle, and hold in back. Knit 3 from needles, then knit 3 from cable needle).

Gauge: 18sts. & 12 rows = 4” in cable pattern

You will work the following 8 row repeat stitch pattern until your scarf reaches 43 inches, or your desired length.


 

Begin Pattern:

Using US Size 13 (9.0mm) 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 rows 1-8 until scarf measures 43 inches (109cm)

Cut yarn, leaving about a 14” tail. Fold scarf in half, sew seams together with tail. Weave in all ends. Block if needed. Enjoy!

And if you love free knitting patterns, check out AllFreeKnitting.com!

Emily Hat Crochet Hat That Looks Like Knitting

Emily Hat Crochet Hat That Looks Like Knitting

Last week I posted a pattern for this easy crocheted cowl that looks like knitting. Now I want to introduce to you, it’s soulmate, it’s other half! The Emily Hat! The Emily hat is an easy to make project that only takes an evening. It looks great and completes the look of the Emily Cowl.

It’s really one of those go to beanies that you can wear all the time. You know how I love my T.V. crochet projects, so of course this pattern is simple enough to zone out in front of some Netflix. It uses worsted weight yarn and a size 8 crochet hook.


To make the Emily Hat you will need:

Yarn: Worsted weight yarn

Yardage: approx. 120 yards.

Hook Size:

US Hook 8 (5.0mm)

Abbreviations:

sc: single crochet

sl: Slip stitch

Gauge: 14sts. & 10 rows = 4” in pattern


Begin Pattern

Chain 32

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 (lenghthwise) measures 16 inches

 

Hat Band:

After the ch1 of last row, turn and sc around the long side of your work to make the hat band. Distribute sts. Evenly, creating about 45- 50 sc, ch1, turn.

Band row 1: sc across, ch1, turn

Repeat band row 1, 4 more times.

 

Finishing the hat:

 

Cut yarn, leaving about a 30 (76cm) inch tail. Lay hat flat with band at the bottom, and right side facing upwards. Fold 2 edges in to the middle. Sew seam up to top.

Weave in and out all the way around the hat. Pull the yarn to close the hat. Sew the top of hat together to secure. Weave in ends.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Emily Cowl Crochet Cowl That Looks Like Knitting

Emily Cowl Crochet Cowl That Looks Like Knitting

Crochet cowl pattern free

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.

A printable, ad free PDF version of this pattern is available for sale in my Etsy shop. Supporting my designs helps me keep creating free content for this blog. Thank you!

What you need:

Yarn: Any Worsted weight yarn

Yardage: approx. 120 yards.

Hook Size:

US Hook 8 (5.0mm)

Abbreviations:

sc: single crochet

sl: Slip stitch

Gauge: 14sts. & 10 rows = 4” in pattern


Begin Pattern:

Chain 32

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!

 

Turban Hat Crochet Free Pattern

Turban Hat Crochet Free Pattern

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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!

Get the free pattern from The Bunny Studio

If you want to do my alteration, here are the instructions:

Ch 4

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!!

TURBANALT

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Minty Morning Headband

Minty Morning Headband


FREE headband knitting pattern!

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!

Begin Pattern:

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!

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