Gargantuan Scarf

Gargantuan Scarf

Gargantuan scarf free infinity scarf knitting pattern

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.

Free super chunky infinity scarf knitting pattern

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

Pattern Notes:

This pattern is made by using 2 strands of super bulky yarn held together.

Gauge:

4 sts. & 4.5 rows = 4” in stockinette st.

Abbreviations:

Co: Cast on

K – Knit

P – Purl

Bo: Bind off

Begin Pattern:

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.

Enjoy!

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Free knitting pattern for super chunky infinity scarf using giant knitting needles

Free scarf pattern

 

Shop Crush: Home Decor from Terrain

Shop Crush: Home Decor from Terrain

The best home decor roundup

Lately I’ve been into discovering cool new things on the internet. Ok, well not so much lately, but more like since I discovered the internet in ’94. It’s bad- I could spend all day online looking at neat things you guys. I’ve been crushing on a lot of shops that I’ve discovered, that I bet you never knew existed. So I decided to bring you a new series on the blog called Shop Crush.

I’ll be discovering new shops that I’ve never heard of before, and bringing you a curated list of all the fun things I find (if you don’t have all day to spend online looking at pretty things, this will be your go-to list of coolness!)

This week’s shop crush is Terrain. Oh-my-gosh you guys. I’ve never seen so much cool stuff come from one website, since maybe Anthropologie.

Here are some things from Terrain that I’ve been swooning over.

The most amazing home decor

Left Petrified Wood Serving Trays / Top Right Twig Flatware / Bottom Right Wicker Bar Cart

Forest Glade Chandelier

Forest Glade Chandelier

Wildflower series rectangle platter

Wildflower Series Rectangle Platter

Amazing home decor finds

Top Left Brass Molding Specimen Frame / Top Right Asparagus Condiment Spoons

Bottom Left Blackberry Absinthe Tumbler Candle / Bottom Right Ruffled Marble Bowl

7 Gift Ideas for February Birthdays

7 Gift Ideas for February Birthdays

The birthstone of February is Amethyst. A beautiful, deep purple gemstone that lends the inspiration for this month’s gift guide!

For the knitter in your life: How about some yarn to match her birthstone?!

Luxury yarn

ARTYARNS ENSEMBLE 4 YARN

For the jewel collector.

Amethyst earrings February birthstone gift idea

 

IAM BY ILEANA MAKRI RAINING BELLS AMETHYST, GREY DIAMOND & WHITE PEARL EARRINGS

DEVON LEIGH AMETHYST STALACTITE 18K VERMEIL NECKLACE

DEVON LEIGH AMETHYST STALACTITE 18K VERMEIL NECKLACE

For the homebody. She loves adding new accents to her home, and she’ll love these amethyst themed looks!

LINON HOME DÉCOR CALLA CHAIR,DARK PURPLE/DARK ESPRESSO

LINON HOME DÉCOR CALLA CHAIR,DARK PURPLE/DARK ESPRESSO

VINTAGE LOST ART SALON PURPLE MOUNTAIN SCENE

VINTAGE LOST ART SALON PURPLE MOUNTAIN SCENE

RACHAEL RAY 2-PC. EVOO & VINEGAR BOTTLE SET

RACHAEL RAY 2-PC. EVOO & VINEGAR BOTTLE SET

For the style queen. She’s always sporting the latest look, and won’t settle for anything last season.

BURBERRY FRINGED SUEDE & LEATHER BUCKET BAG

 

BURBERRY FRINGED SUEDE & LEATHER BUCKET BAG

OPI NAIL LACQUER, LINCOLN PARK AFTER DARK

OPI NAIL LACQUER, LINCOLN PARK AFTER DARK

Flurries Hat

Flurries Hat

Flurries Hat Free Knitting Pattern

FREE hat knitting pattern. "Flurries" by Margo Snyder margoknits.com

Well that white Christmas I was dreaming about finally came… Mid January. I have to say I think the snow is really pretty, and since I haven’t seen it in two years, I don’t mind it a bit. Today’s knitting pattern is a simple one with a lot of personality. And I rightly named it the “Flurries Hat” because the white stitches remind me of the flurries outside of my window right now. I want to see your FO’s so don’t forget to post your projects on Ravelry!

What You Need:

Yarn:

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n’ Quick

Main Color: Approx. 50 yds.

Contrasting Color: Approx. 20 yds.

Needles:

US 13 (9mm) 16” (40cm)circular knitting needles

US 13 DPN’s (double pointed needles)

Notions:

Stitch Marker

Yarn needle

Gauge:

12 sts. & 14 rows = 4” in stockinette st.

Abbreviations:

pm – place marker

MC – Main Color

CC- Contrasting Color

K – Knit

P – Purl

ssk – slip slip knit

Pattern Notes:

When changing colors, do not cut yarn. Carry yarn along as you knit.

Begin Pattern:

Co 48 sts, join in the round, pm

Brim:

K2, P2 around

Repeat until brim measures 2.5”

Hat body

1. *With MC, k3, with Cc, k1 rep. from * around

Rounds 2,3,5,6 With MC K around

4. *With MC, k1, with CC, k1, with MC, k2, rep. from * around

Repeat rounds 1-6, 1 more time

Repeat round 1-4, then begin decrease rounds. Switch to DPN’s when decreasing becomes difficult on circular needles.

Decrease rounds

  1. K 4, ssk around
  2. K around
  3. K3, ssk around
  4. K around
  5. K 2, ssk around
  6. K around
  7. K1, ssk around
  8. K around
  9. Ssk around

Cut yarn and weave through remaining stitches. Pull tight to close hat. Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

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Free bulky hat knitting pattern www.margoknits.com

Wham Bam Thank You Lamb!

Wham Bam Thank You Lamb!

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Or in this case, alpaca! I knitted up this asymmetrical cowl in an evening of T.V. watching, and man do I love it. The free pattern is a really simple one, and I modified it a little bit by using K1 P1 ribbing instead of Garter stitch. Some nights making up an entire pattern on my own takes too much brain power, so I like to let another designer do the thinking for me.

I grabbed this awesome pattern by Susan Chang on Ravelry, and it only took a couple hours. I wasn’t watching the clock but I’m pretty sure by the end of 2 episodes of The Walking Dead I was done.

All you need to make this cowl is some super bulky yarn ( I used Yarn Bee Effortless Superbulky, which is a nice Alpaca Acrylic blend that you can find at Hobby Lobby), some size US13 (9.0mm) knitting needles, and a yarn needle for weaving ends and sewing the asymmetrical seam. This pattern didn’t even use up the entire skein. In fact I could probably get another one out of it!


Check out the pattern here on Ravelry, and to make my modified version simply work in K1, P1 ribbing and always slip the last 1st st. of the row. I also seamed it a bit differently, more in the middle as you can see in the last photo.

 

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Free Striped Pom Pom Beanie Knitting Pattern

Free Striped Pom Pom Beanie Knitting Pattern

Free knitting pattern! Striped pom pom beanie

Sometimes the most spontaneous knitting projects are the best! I’ve had these colors stiting in my stash for a while and thought- wouldn’t it be cool if I made a pom pom out of these 3 colors? Then I realize that I needed something to put the pom pom on top of- so the striped pom pom beanie came to be!

To make your own striped pom pom beanie, you will need to know:

How to knit in the round on circular needles

How to knit in the round on double pointed needles

How to decrease (Knit 2 together)

How to Knit & Purl

How to change colors (instructions and tutorial link provided below)

Yarn

Needle Size

 

Worsted weight:Main Color (MC): Gray 100 yards
Contrasting Color 1 Pink (CC1): 50 yards
Contrasting Color 2 Yellow (CC2): 50 yards
Us Size 7 (4.5mm) 16” circulars (40cm)
Us Size 8 (5.0mm) 16” circulars (40cm)
Us Size 8 (5.0mm) DPN’s (5)
Stitch Marker
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Pom pom maker (optional)

 

Gauge: 16 sts. & 22 rows = 4″ in stockinette st.

Abbreviations:

K: Knit

P: Purl

sl1: Slip 1 (for this pattern we will always be slipping 1 purlwise)

K2tog: Knit 2 together

pm : place marker

MC: Main Color (My main color for this pattern is gray)

CC1: Contrasting Color 1(My CC1 is pink)

CC2: Contrasting Color 2 (My CC2 is yellow)

st : stitch

DPN: Double pointed needles

Pattern Notes:

When changing colors, don’t cut yarn. Carry yarn up as you work. In order to create joggless stripes, we slip the first st. purlwise on the second row of the color change. Here’s a great tutorial on creating joggless stripes in the round!

Begin Pattern:

With size 7 needles, cast on 96 sts. Join in the round and pm.

Brim:

Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 4”

Hat Body

  1. Switch to size 8 needles. With MC K 6 rounds
  2. With CC1, K to end of round
  3. Sl 1st st. purlwise, K to end of round
  4. With MC k to end of round
  5. Sl 1st st purlwise, K to end of round
  6. With CC2 K to end of round
  7. Sl 1st st. as if to purl, K to end of round
  8. With MC, K to end of round
  9. Sl 1 st. purlwise, K to end of round
  10. K to end of round

Rep. round 10 6 more times

Rep. rounds 2-7 1 more time.

Switch to MC and begin dec. rounds. Switch to DPN’s when sts. become difficult to knit on circular needles.

Decrease Rounds:

  1. K6, K2tog, (84sts.)
  2. sl 1st st pulrlwise, K to end of round
  3. K5, K2tog (72 sts.)
  4. K
  5. K4, K2tog (60 sts.)
  6. K
  7. K3, K2tog (48 sts.)
  8. K
  9. K2, K2tog (36 sts.)
    20. K
  10. K1, K2tog (24 sts.)
  11. K2 tog (12 sts.)

Thread yarn through remaining sts, removing them from the DPN’s, and pull tight to secure top. Make pom pom, (I used this pom pom maker) and sew to top of beanie. Enjoy!

Thank you for knitting with me! I hope this pattern brought you hours of knitting fun. As always, with my patterns you are free to sell the finished product. Thanks for supporting an independent designer!

Free striped beanie knitting pattern!

 

FREE knitting pattern! Make this adorable striped beanine

Free Crochet Pattern: Avery Hat

Free Crochet Pattern: Avery Hat

 

 

IMG_2311 copyIMG_2316 copyFREE crochet pattern! Slouchy beanie

FREE crochet hat pattern: The Avery Hat by MargoKnits.com

The Avery hat. She’s effortlessly chic. A simple girl with a lot of personality and a cool sense of style. I’m loving slouchy hats lately. I’m loving all hats lately! But the Avery hat is a great project for any beginner. You will need to know how to use the magic ring method to join in the round. If you don’t know the magic ring method, get ready to learn it!

Click here for magic ring tutorial.

Ok, let’s get started! Here’s what you need to make the Avery Hat

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Yarn:

Big twist bulky, or any bulky yarn. Approx 200-240 yards (182-219 meters)

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Hook Size:

Us J10 (6.0mm)

Us H8 (5.0mm)

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Notions:

Removable Stitch Marker

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Buttons

Sewing or beading needle thin enough for your button holes.

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Abbreviations:

sc : single crochet

hdc: Half-double crochet

pm : place marker

st. : stitch

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Begin Pattern:

Using the magic ring method, make 6 sc, pm (move marker up as you complete each round)


 

  1. 2 sc into 1 sc around (12 sts.)
  2. sc around
  3. 2 hdc into 1 sc around (24 sts.)
  4. hdc around
  5. 2 hdc into 1 hdc around (48 sts.)
  6. hdc around

 

rep. round 6 four more times

 

  1. *2 hdc into 1 hdc, hdc 7 , rep. from * to end of round. (54 sts.)

 

rep. round 6 until until hat reaches 10 inches (25.4cm)

 

  1. Switch to size 8 (5.0mm) crochet hook. Hdc around
  2. *sc 4, sc 2tog rep. from * to end of round. (45 sts.)
  3. sc around

 

Repeat round 10 3 more times.

 

Cut yarn. Sew buttons onto hat. Weave in all ends.

 

As always, with my patterns you are free to sell the finished product. Thanks for supporting an independent designer!

 

For more patterns, and the latest updates, find me on Ravelry!

http://www.ravelry.com/people/MargoKnitsBlog

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FREE crochet hat pattern: The Avery Hat by MargoKnits.com

 

Serendipity Hood Crochet Pattern

Serendipity Hood Crochet Pattern



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Serendipity Hood Crochet Pattern: $5.00


I’ve been on a serious crochet binge lately! I think I just love how fast it is to finish something really impressive. Sometimes you just need those quick projects to keep you going. Although this hooded infinity scarf is huge- I finished it in an evening.

If you haven’t noticed- I’m kind of a big baby when it comes to cold weather. I knit and crochet a lot of things that never get worn. Not because I don’t like them, but because I have a serious aversion to leaving my house when it’s below 40 degrees. And let’s be honest, is there really any real reason to leave your house in the winter? Can’t we as humans develop the technology to hibernate already? You would think.

But if you find yourself needing to brave the sub 40 temperatures this year, I’ve got you covered. Literally! (That’s a scarf pun for you). If you want something that will get you from point A to point B without even noticing a chill, this is your garment!

The Serendipity hood is a blast to make, and a blast to wear. The oversized look adds a bit of drama, and it’s kind of… dare I say…. sexy? Sexy and ninja-esque. And warm. And let’s be honest- warm, sexy, ninja are the only 3 words that matter in fashion this fall!

 

Serendipity Hood Crochet Pattern: $5.00

 

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Crochet Flapper Hat Pattern

Crochet Flapper Hat Pattern

 

Can't get enough of this beautiful yet simple crochet pattern!

Can’t get enough of this beautiful yet simple crochet pattern!

Flapper Hat Pattern: $5.00 


I pictured this hat in my sleep- in my DREAMS! It seems so simple, but I wanted to badly to get it just perfect. So I worked it, then re-worked it, then re-worked it again…. and again… and you get the picture. The finished product came out so simple- I was over thinking things (as I tend to do) and now I want to share this pattern with you.

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The pattern took me 4 balls of Yarn Bee Alpaca (which by the way- is not a great yarn to crochet with if you make mistakes and want to rip out your work- it’s nearly impossible.) Once I switched to Big Twist Chunky Yarn I was able to make mistakes that didn’t cost me $10.00! Lesson learned- alpaca blends are beautiful when you know what you’re making- not so much for pattern making where mistakes are bound to be made, and stitches destined to be ripped out.

You don’t actually need 4 balls of yarn to crochet this hat- you’ll only need about 140-180 yards of any bulky yarn. The hat is worked from the top down, and features an asymmetrical brim below a cloche style fit. I hope you love this hat as much as I do- I’m off now to crochet it in red, teal, and maybe yellow too!

Flapper Hat Pattern: $5.00

 

Oh- and by the by- for a limited time I’m actually selling custom made versions of this hat in my new Etsy shop for $39! Check it out here!

 

Free Printable Hand Knit with Love and Hand Crochet With Love Labels

Free Printable Hand Knit with Love and Hand Crochet With Love Labels

FREE printable hand knit or crochet with love labels for your holiday knitted gifts!

If you’re thinking about giving away some hand made gifts this year, it’s a really good idea to start working those needles now! I’ve got a couple of hats done, but I feel like I’m just so behind! In all honesty, I’ll probably end up at Bed Bath & Beyond on Christmas Eve furiously taking advantage of their free gift wrapping station like I always do, but hey, at least I’m trying to get things started early this year!

My gift knitting did take a time out so that I could make a hat (or 5) for myself (and patterns for you, I didn’t forget about you!) After living in the tropics for a year, I couldn’t wait to get back to Ohio just in time to wear all the things I knitted by the pool.

Anywhoo on the topic of gifting, I decided to create some fancy schmancy labels to go along with my knitted gifts, and wanted to share them with you! I created 2 designs, with very different styles for you to choose from.

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Details:

The labels will print landscape style on 8.5×11 paper, with dotted lines for you to cut along. These should be able to be wrapped around lots of your hand knit or crochet gifts! If you find that you have a thick scarf or something that the label won’t quite fit around, stick a larger, fancier piece of paper behind it, and glue the label to that, then wrap that around your gift.

How to print:

Click on the linkss below. This will take you to a new page with just the labels. Go to File > Print, and make sure to select “Landscape” not portrait.

Happy Knitting, and Happy Gifting!

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