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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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

 

 

 

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



Hot Air Balloon Nursery Mobile Part III: Finishing and Installing Your Mobile

Whew, Crocheters!

It’s been a big adventure making these Hot Air Balloon Nursery Mobiles, hasn’t it? Well, it’s time to put it all together!

Welcome to Part III of the Hot Air Balloon Nursery Mobile Tutorial.

Want to see Part I or Part II?

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Special Tools for Mobile installation

Sewing needle and white or light-colored sewing thread for attaching Balloon Tops to Baskets and hanging Hot Air Balloons and Clouds to mobile frame

12” x 20” Quilter’s Wooden Embroidery Hoop to serve as mobile frame

Small amount of Color H yarn (light blue for sky). See Part I for more information on tools and supplies.

Mug Hook for ceiling installation

Lighting Inserts (Optional, but so fun!) You can use battery-powered flameless tea light candles to add a charming lighting element to 1 or 2 of your hot air balloons by placing the candle into the balloon basket for easy access to turn on and off. For an even more authentic hot air balloon experience, use a flameless candle that has a flickering effect! This functions as a sweet nightlight for your little one or pretty piece of home décor OR since the tea lights won’t fit into the smallest balloon basket, another idea would be to use a small string of battery-included LED fairy lights which can be tucked up inside the Hot Air Balloon Top.



Are you ready to get this bad boy strung up and hung up?

Let’s do it!

ATTACH BASKET ROPES TO BASKETS

Use a yarn needle to thread each Basket Rope through every other space at the top of the Basket. Secure rope by tying the beginning and ending yarn tails in a knot to close the rope, and weave in the yarn tails inside the basket to hide them. Adjust the drape of the ropes to your liking. You can steam them gently to relax the yarn. Repeat for other 2 Baskets.



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ATTACH BASKET TO BALLOON TOP

Use sewing thread to attach balloon basket to lower edge of Balloon. Weave or tuck any thread ends into the Balloon or Basket to secure. Insert optional lighting feature.

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WRAP MOBILE FRAME

Use Color H (or any color desired) to wrap the entire embroidery hoop with yarn. Weave in beginning and ending yarn tails to secure.

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ATTACH CHARMS TO MOBILE FRAME

To install your balloon mobile or installation, use sewing thread to thread a long hanging loop evenly through the top of your hot air balloon. Tuck the knotted end inside the balloon to keep it out of sight. I like to use a screw-in mug hook as a ceiling hanger. Hang hot air balloon from the thread loop. Repeat for other Hot Air Balloons and Clouds, hanging them at varying levels to please your eye.

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CROCHET HANGING CORDS

Join Color H centered at the narrow end of the mobile frame and create mobile hanging chains by chaining desired length across long space of mobile frame. Repeat across width of mobile frame. Weave in yarn ends. Create another loop to go around these 2 chain cords that will allow you to adjust the position of the mobile once hung. Weave in all yarn ends.

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STAND BACK AND ENJOY WHAT YOU’VE CREATED!

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It was quite a maker’s adventure!

Thank you for joining me on this beautiful adventure into the clear, blue skies of Crochetland, I hope you’ll come back to find out what I’m making next.

Because there’s always a new adventure waiting on the horizon.

on a personal note…

I’ll leave you with a slideshow of photos that tell the story of a sunrise hot air balloon adventure I was able to take with my husband to celebrate our 10th anniversary, the inspiration behind this project.

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Wishing you love and happiness in all your creations, and those for whom you create!

Yours in Stitches,

Sara

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Check out my first nursery mobile, the Crochet Butterfly Mobile!

Soft & Sweet Baby Beanies

 

Quick. Easy. Adorable.

The Soft & Sweet Baby Beanie is a lovely baby gift. The pattern offers 3 sizes and 4 color options to change up the basic double crochet beanie so you can suit it to boys and girls or go gender-neutral!

 

Sizes

Newborn (6 Mos., 12 Mos.)

Newborn finished measurements: 14” head circumference and 5” length from brim to crown

6 mos. finished measurements: 16.25” head circumference and 5.75” length from brim to crown

12 mos. finished measurements: 18” head circumference and 6.5” length from brim to crown



 

Yarn

All Samples Used Various Colors of: Baby Bee Sweet Delight (60% Acrylic & 40% Polyamide; 377 yd [344 m] / 4 oz [113 g]

 

For Yarn Substitutions:

71 (84, 101) yd [65 (77, 93) m] / 0.74 (0.88, 1.1) oz [21 (25, 30 g] of #3 Light (DK weight) yarn

 

Hook/Gauge

Size F/5 [3.75 mm] hook

18 sts and 11 rows = 4” in double crochet

 

Notes

  • This beanie is worked in the round from crown to brim in double crochet with one round of reverse single crochet (crab stitch) as a border.
  • Each round is a Right Side round.

 

COLOR VARIATIONS

Solid Color:

Use one color to work the entire hat. Easy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Color Blocked Hat:

Work Rounds 1-8 (1-10, 1-12) in Color A and Rounds 9-13 (11-15, 13-17) in Color B. Work Edging Round in A or B as desired. Try making a pom-pom in Color C and attach to the crown center for a jaunty winter look!

 

Classic 2-Color Stripes:

Work all odd numbered rounds in Color A and all even-numbered rounds in Color B; work Edging Round in B. Carry unused yarn down the inside of the hat “seam” without fastening off to reduce the number of ends to weave in. (Psst! This sample shows the Classic 2-Color Stripes Beanie with my Baby Bear Ears motif from my Sweet Motifs for Crochet Delight Collection!)

 

Multi-Stripes: Work each round in a different color, or alternate colors at random. Go color crazy! Pick “boy” or “girl” colors or make it gender-neutral—a great option for gifts where the parents are not finding out the baby’s sex.

Fasten off and break yarn after each round and join a new color at the start of the next round. Work over yarn ends to weave in as you go and reduce finishing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASIC BEANIE INSTRUCTIONS

See Color Variations Above to determine color patterning.

 



CROWN

All Sizes

Make adjustable ring.

 

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 11 dc in ring, sl st to join round and pull beginning yarn tail to close ring…12 dc.

 

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same dc, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to first dc to join round…24 dc.

 

Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same dc, dc in next dc *2 dc in first dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around, sl st to first dc to join round…36 dc.

 

Round 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same dc, dc in next 2 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc; rep from * around, sl st to first dc to join round…48 dc.

 

Round 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same dc, dc in next 3 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc; rep from * around, sl st to first dc to join round…60 dc.

 

Size 6 Mos. and 12 Mos. ONLY

Round 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same dc, dc in next 4 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * around, sl st to first dc to join round…72 dc.

 

Size 12 Mos. ONLY

Round 7: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same dc, dc in next 11 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 11 dc; rep from * around, sl st to first dc to join round…78 dc.

 

HAT BODY

All Sizes

Round 6 (7, 8): Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each dc around, sl st to first dc to join round.

Rounds 7-13 (8-15, 9-17): Ch 3 (counts as dc, dc in each dc around, sl st to first dc to join round.

 

Edging Round: Ch 1, work rev sc (crab stitch) in each dc around, sl st to first rev sc to join round.

 

Finishing

Weave in yarn ends. Block lightly with gentle steam if desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 



STANDARD ABBREVIATIONS

 

”                       inches

*                      repeat the instructions following

the single asterisk as directed

ch                    chain

cm                  centimeters

dc                   double crochet

g                      grams

m                     meters

mm                 millimeters

mos                 months

oz                    ounces

rep                  repeat

rev sc              reverse single crochet (crab stitch)

rnd(s)              round(s)

RS                    Right Side

sl st                  slip stitch

st(s)                 stitch(es)

WS                   Wrong Side

yds                  yards

 



 

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Yours in Stitches,
Sara

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