Why exactly did scrunchies ever go out of style? And for so long?! Is this just a trend, or are they back for good? I hope it’s the latter, because not only are they super cute, but they’re tons of fun and really satisfying to crochet.
I used an amazingly soft organic cotton yarn from Birdies Knits So when I wear this lovely around my wrist, it’s not only a cute accessory, but a soft one. I love supporting independent dyers in my work, so if you’re in the market for some amazing yarn, check out Birdies Knits Etsy shop, and follow her on Instagram!
Birdies Knits 100% Organic Cotton Fingering
Colorway: Beach Trip (White with blue) Snap Dragons (Pink)
Thick, no snag hair tie
Yarn Needle for weaving ends
Begin by Single crocheting around the hair tie 60-70 times. Join with a sl st, ch2
1) hdc around, join with sl st, ch 2.
2) 2hdc into each hdc around, join with a sl st, ch 2.
3,5) rep. row 1
4) rep. row 2
Cut yarn and weave in all ends. Wear your new scrunchie proudly and let’s never let these babies go out of style again! -Margo
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
Hi! I'm Margo, and I love pulling loops through other loops. I create knitting patterns, crochet patterns, and handmade apparel and accessories. I believe in slow fashion, upcycling, and living a handmade life.