Trixie Cowl ~ A Free Crochet Pattern

Good Morning Dear Crochet Lovers,

Trixie means “she who brings happiness” and there isn’t much that makes me happier than a super-chunky, super-quick, and super-pretty crochet cowl worked in a watercolor inspired yarn (also, my painting obsession continues) and an interesting stitch! It’s large enough to wrap 2 or 3 times around your neck for extra snuggles. You can buy the ad-free pattern download for just $2 in my Ravelry shop or use the pattern freely here on the site. Thanks for visiting me today. <3  

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I love the first cool-off and rains of Fall which arrived for us this weekend. I put up my fall wreath on our front door this weekend to celebrate,and admired the mums and pumpkins at the grocery store with my little girl. Did you enjoy any Fall beauties?



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Trixie will snuggle you up all Fall and winter as you sip hot drinks and go on your pumpkin patch adventures! Here is the pattern:

SIZE
Finished Cowl measures 80” [203 cm] circumference and 7” [18 cm] wide after wet-blocking



YARN
Yarn Bee Watercolor Hues (100% Acrylic; 63 yd [58 m]/ 3.5 oz [99 g]); Mod Behavior #02: 2 skeins
For Yarn Substitutions: 126 yd [116 m] of #6 Super Bulky weight yarn (also called Roving weight)

CROCHET HOOK
Size N [10.00 mm] hook



NOTIONS
Yarn Needle

NOTES
This cowl is worked flat from the bottom up and seamed at both short ends to create an infinity scarf.

 

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SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
Quadruple treble crochet (quad tr): YO hook 5 times, insert hk into st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop (6 loops on hook), [yo, pull through 2 loops] x times.

GAUGE
Gauge is not critical to this design.
2 repeats = 4” [10 cm] in double crochet box mesh

INSTRUCTIONS (See Chart for Assistance)
Foundation Chain: Ch 12.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 2), dc in 7th ch from hk, (ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch) 3 times, turn.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 2), dc in next dc, (ch 2, dc in next dc) 3 times, turn.
Row 3: (Ch 15, sc in next 2-ch sp) 4 times, ch 7, quad tr (5-wraps) in last dc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 2, sc in next 15-ch sp) 4 times, turn.
Row 5: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 2), dc in next sc, (ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next sc) 3 times, turn.
Row 6: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 2), dc in next dc, (ch 2, dc in next dc) 3 times, turn.
Row 7: (Ch 15, sc in next 2-ch sp) 4 times, ch 7, quad tr (5-wraps) in last dc, turn.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 2, sc in next 15-ch sp) 4 times, turn.

 



Squiggle Cowl Chart



Repeat Rows 5-8 twenty times or until cowl measures desired length.
Fasten off. Break yarn leaving 12” [30 cm] tail for seaming.

Finishing
With RS together, sew a seam joining foundation row to final row. Weave in yarn ends. Turn RS out and wet-block, lay flat to dry stretching lace open as desired.



STANDARD ABBREVIATIONS
” inches
ch chain
cm centimeters
dc double crochet
g grams
hk hook
m meters
mm millimeters
oz ounces
quad tr quadruple treble crochet (See Special Abbreviations)
RS Right Side
sk skip
WS Wrong Side
yd yards



Yours in Stitches,

Sara

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Camille Cowl ~ A Free Crochet Pattern

pattern tileHi Crocheters,

I’ve been in an exploratory phase of painting and mixed media sewing, and my love of all that color has translated into yarn as well, so today I have a special cowl design to share with you!

 



 

The pattern is free right here on the blog, or you can buy the $2 PDF download with Ravelry check-out for an ad-free pattern experience!

 



 

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Camille is a beautiful two-skein wonder to crochet, twist into a moebius, and wear all fall and winter when you want to snuggle up in dazzle of color with gorgeous texture.

SIZE
Finished Cowl measures 52” [132 cm] circumference and 8” [20.5 cm] wide

 



 

YARN
Red Heart Unforgettable Waves
(100% Acrylic; 119 yd [109 m]/ 3.5 oz [100 g]); Parade #3931: 2 skeins
For Yarn Substitutions: 238 yd [218 m] of #4 Medium weight yarn (Worsted)

 



 

CROCHET HOOK
Size K/10.5 [6.5 mm] hook

NOTIONS
Yarn Needle

 



 

NOTES
This cowl is worked flat from the bottom up, twisted to create a mobius loop and seamed at the short ends to create an infinity cowl.

SPECIAL ABBREVATIONS
Slanted Shell (sl sh): (sc-ch 1-dc) worked in st or sp indicated.

 



 

GAUGE
Precise gauge is not critical to this design.
4 slanted shells and 9 rows = 4” [10 cm]

INSTRUCTIONS (See Chart for Assistance)
Foundation Chain: Ch 18.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1 (counts as sc), sl sh in 3rd ch from hk, *sk 1 ch, sl sh in next ch; rep from * to last 2 ch, sk 1 ch, sc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as sc), sk first sc, dc, ch, sl sh in next sc and each sc across, sc in last ch, turn.
Rep Row 2 for pattern and work until piece measures 52” [132 cm] from foundation edge (97 more rows).

 



 

FINISHING
Lay cowl out with WS facing, turn one end in a complete twist to create a mobius loop. Sew a seam joining foundation row to final row with twist in place. Weave in yarn ends. Turn RS out.

CHART KEY  and CHART

Camille Cowl Chart

 



 

STANDARD ABBREVIATIONS

” inches
* repeat the instructions following
the single asterisk as directed
ch chain
cm centimeters
dc double crochet
g grams
hk hook
m meters
mm millimeters
oz ounces
rep repeat
RS Right Side
sc single crochet
sk skip
sp space
st(s) stitch(es)
WS Wrong Side
yd yards

 



 

I hope you love Camille! As always, it is my joy to share free patterns with you here on the site. If you like my work and want to support more free patterns, please consider buying a copy of the pattern in my Ravelry shop or clicking a few ad links here on my site!

I wish you warm, snuggly, and beautiful makes this Fall!

Yours in Stitches,

Sara



Windowpane Blanket ~ A Free Crochet Pattern

Hello Inspired Crocheters,

I have a beautiful free pattern to share with you today–the Windowpane Blanket!

Buy pattern via Ravelry for $2. Read on for FREE pattern!

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This gorgeous blanket and wall hanging design came out of a beautiful sunset I saw on a trip to the ocean. I loved this combination of pinks, corals, blues, and violets that seemed to brush themselves across the sky like a watercolor painting.

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The crochet motif that makes up this blanket uses post stitch lines that remind me of the muntins of a windowpane, suggesting a view. The corner eyelets offer a beautiful graphic contrast for the eye to dance across the dapples of color. The  pattern is offered in three sizes to create a gorgeous wall hanging, a baby blanket, or a full-size throw blanket.



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Please enjoy the pattern for free here on the site, and if you’d like an ad-free PDF download, you can purchase it here via Ravelry checkout for just $2. You can also support more free patterns by clicking a few ad links here on my site!

Without further ado, here is the pattern!

WINDOWPANE BLANKET PATTERN

SIZE

Wall Hanging

20” [51 cm] wide and 30” [76 cm] long

Baby Blanket

30” [76 cm] wide and 35” [89 cm] long

Throw Blanket

50” [127 cm] wide and 65” [165 cm] long

 



 

YARN

Wisdom Poems (100% Wool; 109 yd [100 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]); #615 Cruise:

For Wall Hanging: 5 skeins

For Baby Blanket: 9 skeins

For Throw Blanket: 26 skeins

 

Wall Hanging Yarn Substitutions: 545 yd [499 m] /9 oz [250 g] of #4 Medium Weight Yarn (worsted weight)

Baby Blanket Yarn Substitutions: 1260 yd [1153 m] /16 oz [450 g] of #4 Medium Weight Yarn (worsted weight)

Throw Blanket Yarn Substitutions: 3640 yd [3329 m] /46 oz [1300 g] of #4 Medium Weight Yarn (worsted weight)

 

 

CROCHET HOOK

Size H/8 [5.0 mm]

 

 

TOOLS

Yarn needle

For Wall Hanging Only: ½” [1.27 cm] dowel rod cut 3-5” [8-13 cm] wider than your crochet piece

GAUGE

One 5-round block = 5” [13 cm] square motif after blocking

 

NOTES

  • This pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  • This design offers a crochet block motif using post stitches and “wide” double crochet (double crochet worked between stitches instead of into the tops of stitches.
  • Blocks are worked in the round with Right Side facing.
  • The pattern offers instructions for a wall hanging, and baby sized, and throw blankets, but this block can be used for table runners, garments, or any sized blanket if you sew your squares into a different shape.

 

 

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

Front post double crochet (fpdc): Yarn over, insert hook front-to-back through your work, so that the post you want to crochet around is in front of your hook; yarn over and pull through…3 loops on hook; yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook; yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops on the hook.

Long chain (LC): Instead of using a standard 3-ch turning chain, I use a long chain (LC). When you are ready to begin working a new round, simply pull a long loop up to the approximate height of your next stitch. You do not need to yarn over or pull, it will appear to be a simple loop. Go ahead and work the first stitch of the round as indicated, you will see that the LC tucks in neatly next to the stitch becoming almost invisible.

 



 

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MOTIF INSTRUCTIONS

See CHART for assistance.

Make adjustable ring.

 



Rnd 1: Ch 6 (counts as dc + ch 3), [dc, ch 3] 3 times into ring, sl st to first dc made to join rnd…4 dc, 4 3-ch sps made.

Rnd 2: LC, *fpdc around next dc, (2 dc—ch 3—2 dc) in next 3-ch sp; rep from * 4 times, sl st to first fpdc to join rnd…16 dc, 4 fpdc, 4 3-ch sps made.

Rnd 3: LC, *fpdc around next dc, dc betw fpdc and next dc, dc between next 2 dc, (dc—ch 3—dc) in next 3-ch sp, dc betw next 2 dc, dc betw next dc and fpdc; rep from * 3 times…24 dc, 4 fpdc, 4 3-ch sps made.

Rnd 4: LC, *fpdc around next dc, dc betw fpdc and next dc, (dc between next 2 dc) twice, (dc—ch 3—dc) in next 3-ch sp, (dc betw next 2 dc) twice, dc betw next dc and fpdc; rep from * 3 times…32 dc, 4 fpdc, 4 3-ch sps made.

Rnd 5: LC, *fpdc around next dc, dc betw fpdc and next dc, (dc betw next 2 dc) 3 times, (dc—ch 3—dc) in next 3-ch sp, (dc betw next 2 dc) 3 times, dc betw next dc and fpdc; rep from * 3 times…40 dc, 4 fpdc, 4 3-ch sps made.

 

CHART

Windowpane Blanket Square

For Wall Hanging: Make 24 squares. Weave in yarn ends and wet block squares to 5” [13 cm] square.

For Baby Blanket: Make 42 squares. Weave in yarn ends and wet block squares to 5” [13 cm] square.

For Throw Blanket: Make 130 squares. Weave in yarn ends and wet block squares to 5” [13 cm] square.

 



 

LAY OUT

Lay out squares in rows and columns as explained below, RS facing up. Create an arrangement with a color gradient moving from light at the bottom to dark at the top. Always work to an arrangement that is pleasing to your eye. See below for the configuration of squares and rows for each project.

For Wall Hanging:

4 x 6 (4 vertical rows, 6 horizontal rows)

For Baby Blanket:

6 x 7 (6 vertical rows, 7 horizontal rows)

For Adult Throw/Afghan

10 x 13 (10 vertical rows, 13 horizontal rows)

 



 

MAKE UP

Sew or slip stitch squares together in rows. Sew or slip stitch rows to rows until all squares have been joined. Wet block if desired, drying completely.

 



 

ADD BORDER (optional)

If desired, add a border of double crochet.

Join yarn in any corner 3-ch sp and pull up a loop.

Border Round: LC, *5 dc in corner, dc in each st and ch-sp to next corner 3-ch sp; rep from * around joining rnd with a sl st in first dc made.

 

TO MOUNT AS A WALL HANGING

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Cut dowel to size 3-5” [8-13 cm] wider than crochet piece. Sew crochet onto dowel using an overcast stitch to lash the piece to the dowel rod.

Create Hanging Cord:

Cut a generous length of yarn to hang your dowel—I used about 50” [127 cm]. Attach it by tying a double knot at one end of the dowel leaving a 10” [25.5 cm] tail, run the yarn length along the top edge of the wall hanging and tie another square knot at the opposite end of the dowel leaving another tail, trim this tail to 10” [25.5 cm].  Wrap the remaining yarn tail 4-5 times around the knot and secure by using a yarn needle to weave the tail through the back of the wrapped yarn several times, trimming excess tail. Repeat at the opposite end of the dowel to secure the second tail.



 

STANDARD ABBREVIATIONS

 

”                       inches

*                       repeat the instructions following

the single asterisk as directed

betw               between

ch                    chain

cm                  centimeters

dc                   double crochet

fpdc                see Special Abbreviations

g                      grams

LC                   see Special Abbreviations

mm                 millimeters

m                     meters

oz                    ounces

rep                  repeat

rnd(s)              round(s)

RS                    Right Side

sl st                  slip stitch

sp(s)                space(s)

st(s)                 stitch(es)

WS                   Wrong Side

yd                    yards




 

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Yours in Stitches,

Sara

 

 

 

Mon Amie Beret ~ Free Knitting Pattern

Hi Knitting Friends!

I have a free knitting pattern to share today, and if you’d like an ad-free PDF download, you can buy the PDF for $2 in my Ravelry Shop. My Mon Amie Beret is reversible with one nubbly side and one side with a “cracked rib.” It’s knit from super bulky yarn so it’s a speedy make for Fall!

If a favorite hat is like a favorite friend – warm, sweet and multifaceted – why shouldn’t your newest hat be the same?



Mon Amie is a soft and slouchy beret, knit in the round from the bottom up. And it’s reversible! Make one for yourself and your favorite amie!

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Sizing
One size: to fit head circumference up to 24 in/61 cm
Length (center top to brim): 9.5 in/24 cm
Brim circumference (unstretched): 20 in/51 cm

Yarn Requirements
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, Blossom #640103, 1 skein
6 oz / 170 g (106 yd/97 m), 80% acrylic, 20% wool



Needle Size
16 in/40.5 cm circular needle: US size 9 (5.5 mm)
16 in/40.5 cm circular needle: US size 15 (10 mm)
Double-pointed needles: US size 15 (10 mm)



Gauge
9.5 sts and 16 rows = 4 in/10 cm over 2×2 rib on smaller needle
8 sts and 12 rows = 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch on larger needle

Notions
Detachable stitch marker
Yarn needle



Abbreviations
Cm – centimeters
Co – cast on
Dec – decrease
In – inches
Inc – increase
K – knit
K2tog – knit 2 together
Kfb – knit front and back
Pm – place marker
Psso – pass slipped stitch over
P – purl
Rep – repeat
Rnd(s) – round(s)
Sl – slip
St(s) – stitch(es)
Wyib – with yarn in back

Skill Level
Intermediate



Brim
CO 48 sts with smaller needles. Pm and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist sts.
Round 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
Rep rnd 1 until piece measures 2 in (5 cm) from cast-on edge.

Body
Inc Rnd: With larger needle, *k2, kfb; rep from * around…64 sts.
Begin working in pattern as follows.
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep around.
Rnd 2: *K around.
Rep rnds 1-2 until piece measures 7.5 in (19 cm) from cast-on edge, ending with rnd 1.



Crown
Note: Change to DPNs when sts become difficult to work on circular needle.
Dec rnd 1: *K5, sl 1 wyib – k2tog – psso; rep around…48 sts.
Even rnd: *K1, p1; rep around.
Dec rnd 2: *K5, sl 1 wyib – k2tog – psso; rep around…36 sts.
Even rnd: *K1, p1; rep around.
Dec rnd 3: *K1, sl 1 wyib – k2tog – psso; rep around…18 sts.
Even rnd: *K1, p1; rep around.
Dec rnd 4: *Sl 1 wyib – k2tog – psso; rep around…6 sts.



Finishing
Break yarn, leaving a 10 in (25.5 cm) tail. Thread working yarn through remaining 6 and pull tightly to close the top of the hat. Weave in ends.

Happy Hatting to you, Knitters! Come visit me again soon. As always, if you enjoy this free pattern, please consider clicking some ad links here on my site to support more free designs! Thank you so much.



Yours in Stitches,

Sara

Scribblers Fingerless Gloves: A Free Crochet Pattern

Hello Crocheters!

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I’m starting to think about fall as the stores show displays of pumpkin decor and Thanksgiving things. It seems early, but I’m ready!

For the colder months, I have a romantic wisp of lace crochet for you today–a sweet pair of fingerless gloves. These little gloves will keep you warm but still adroit when you embark on creative projects that require nimble digits for crocheting, maybe…or texting. In these photos, I was working on some fabric collage in my very chilly basement studio.



The story behind these gloves comes from my childhood love of the book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, which my mother read aloud to me when I was 10 or 11 years old.

My mother reading aloud to me is one of my happiest childhood memories, and my daughter and I love to carry on this tradition.

I was enamored of the character Jo March, the wild and tom-boyish second March sister who was a playwright and writer. Jo often cloistered herself in the garrett–a wonderful term for the top-most room in a house just beneath the roof–dressed in her ‘scribbling suit’ (a black pinafore on which she could freely wipe ink from her pen, and a black snood to cover her hair) to feverishly pen her works of genius.

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I found Jo incredibly spirited and romantic, and for a long time I wanted to grow up to be a writer just like her. So I dressed up in my own scribbling suit (a garnet red polyester evening gown my mother found for me at Goodwill), acquired a nibbed pen with no ink holder from a calligraphy section of the craft store, a pot of ink, and begged my mom to let me use her prized brass inkwell–she did.

Reluctantly.

I think she was picturing black ink staining my entire room.

Thanks for encouraging the creative spark, Mom!

In this get-up, I would attempt to write stories somehow believing that having the costume would help inspire me, the first one a murder mystery called “Murder En Route” a horrifying tale of the demise of 5 college students meeting catastrophic ends on a road trip. It was unfinished.

Mostly, I just dressed up and played instead of doing much writing.

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Scribblers Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern

Crochet Hook

Size E hook

Yarn

Sport Weight yarn



Instructions

Mitt (make 2)

Chain 42.

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), *ch 1, sk 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch, ch 1, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across; turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc) dc in same st, *ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, 3 dc in next dc; rep from * to last st working 2 dc in last st., turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), *ch 1, sk next dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * across, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 until piece measures 7.5”

Edging Row: Ch 3, *dc-picot in next st, dc in next st; rep from * across.

Fasten off break yarn

Join yarn at foundation edge with RS facing.

Work Edging Row again.



Sew Mitts

Fold mitt Right Sides together, and sew a seam from top edge down 2.5”. Sew a second seam from the bottom edge up 3” leaving a 2” thumbhole. Repeat for second mitt. Turn mitts Right Side out.

Work Thumb

With RS facing,

Join yarn at lower thumb seam opening, pull up a loop.

Round 1: Ch 3, dc evenly around thumbhole opening, sl st to first dc to join rnd. Do not turn. The exact number of dc will depend on the circumference of your thumb opening, so I am not giving an exact stitch count. You will be able to tell if you have too few dc because the mitt will pucker or too many–the thumb will appear wavy and ruffled.

Rounds 2-3: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, sl st to join.

Fasten off. Break yarn leaving 6″ tail.



Finishing

Weave in yarn ends. Wash and/or steam lightly to set stitches.

I hope you’ll enjoy these sweet little Scribblers!

Yours in Stitches,

Sara