Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Collared Cowl ~ Free Pattern

Collared Cowl


The pattern is in US terms
Items required
5 mm (H) hook
Lhasa Wilderness, Yak / Bamboo Blend (2oz (56 grams) provides 180 yards, 16 wpi or light sport weight, No.4 -5 needles, 6 stitches per inch) available from Bijou Basin Ranch
Wool needle
15 mm button
If you have any problems please email me at: susand1408 at gmail dot com or at http://www.crochetaddictuk.com
Approximate Yardage
140 yards
Guidelines
HK – hook                                                CH – chain              SK - Skip       SS - Slip Stitch            SC –                      Single crochet            SC DEC - Single Crochet Decrease
HDC –       Half Double Crochet             HDC DEC - Half Double Crochet Decrease
 ** - repeat    () in the same stitch
Guage
10 sts x 7 rows = 2"
Approximate Size
63 cm (25") length, 14cm (5 1/2") width


Cowl
Ch 25

Row 1)          1 sc inc 2nd ch from hk, 1 hdc, *1 sc, 1 hdc* x 11, ch 1, turn (24)
Row 2 - 80) * 1 sc, 1 hdc* x 12, ch 1, turh (24)
Row 81)        1 sc dec, 1 hdc dec, *1 sc, 1 hdc* x 8, 1 hdc dec, 1 dc dec, ch 1, turn (20)
Row 82)        1 dc dec, 1 hdc dec, *1 sc, 1 hdc* x 6, 1 hdc dec, 1 sc dec, ch 1, turn (16)
Row 83)        1 sc dec, 1 hdc dec, *1 sc, 1 hdc* x 4, 1 hdc dec, 1 sc dec, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 84)        1 sc dec, 1 hdc dec, *1 sc, 1 hdc* x 2, 1 hdc dec, 1 sc dec, finish (8)

Turn the cowl around. You are now going to be crocheting on the other-side of the starting chain.
Row 1)         *1 sc, 1 hdc* x 12, ch 1, turn (24)
Row 2 -5)    repeat rows 81 - 84


Now you need to fold the collar over and pin into place.


Fold more over on the middle approximately 6-7 stitches and then less at the edges to form the collar. This can be easier on a dummy or around someone's neck. 

Once you have the collar where you prefer sew the collar into place.


You now need to add a hidden button. I added mine about 2 stitches in on the bottom collar and 13 rows up. You can pick the place you prefer.


On the reverse of the top layer of the cowl join yarn with a slip stitch and chain 7 (if you are using a larger button you may need to crochet more chains). Finish.


Your cowl is now finished :-)



              
Patterns are just for your own personal use. Do not distribute the pattern without permission.  You may sell the items you make but please give credit to me for the pattern.
If there are any problems with the pattern or you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
Susand1408 at gmail dot com                                    http://www.crochetaddictuk.com/                               ©Crochet Addict UK 2014 







Ruffled Rose ~ Free Crochet Pattern

Ruffled Rose


The pattern is in US terms
Items required
5 mm (H) hook
Lhasa Wilderness, Yak / Bamboo Blend (2oz (56 grams) provides 180 yards, 16 wpi or light sport weight, No.4 -5 needles, 6 stitches per inch) available from Bijou Basin Ranch
Wool needle
If you have any problems please email me at: susand1408 at gmail dot com or at http://www.crochetaddictuk.com
Approximate Yardage
20 yards
Guidelines
HK – hook                                                CH – chain              SK - Skip       SS - Slip Stitch    
SC –                      Single crochet            HDC –       Half Double Crochet            
 ** - repeat    () in the same stitch
Approximate Size
7 1/2cm (3")

Ruffled Rose
Ch 52
Row 1)   1 hdc in 3rd ch from hk, 49hdc, ch 1, turn (50)
Row 2)   5 sc, 45 hdc, ch 2, turn (50)
Row 3)   40 hdc, 10 sc, ch 1, turn (50)
Row 4)   15 sc, 35 hdc, ch 2, turn (50)
Row 5)   30 hdc, 15 dc, 5 ss, turn (50)
Row 6)   sk 1st ss, 4 ss, 20 sc, 25 hdc, ch 1, turn (49)
Row 7)   *1 ss, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 ss* x 9, 1 ss, finish (46) (leave enough yarn to sew the flower together) 

Once your piece looks like this you need to feed the yarn using a needle through every other stitch on the bottom row.


As you go along the row pull the yarn to ruffle the rose and start shaping it with the starting shorter end being the middle of the rose.


Once you have the Rose in the required shape sew the flower together to keep it in place.


You Rose is now finished.
You can use it to decorate an item or add a pin or clip.
The choice is yours.





              
Patterns are just for your own personal use. Do not distribute the pattern without permission.  You may sell the items you make but please give credit to me for the pattern.
If there are any problems with the pattern or you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
Susand1408 at gmail dot com                                    http://www.crochetaddictuk.com/                               ©Crochet Addict UK 2014 

What You Doing Wednesday Week 104


I hope your week is going well!

If there isn't here on today's post it's because
I'm having some making fun with my son.
With it being the Easter holidays we are spending some time together :-).

I hope you are all having a good week!

I wanted to make sure the linky is here for you.
If I don't reply to your comments don't worry
I'm still reading and enjoying them all.
If I don't get time to reply I'm really sorry!
Thank you all for your support!

Now it's your turn to share what you are doing.
It doesn't have to be crochet, anything you are making
is perfect.
Please add the pin to your post & check out a couple
of other people that are sharing their work 
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Gooseberry Patch ~ More Handmade Cards in Minuets


Gooseberry Patch ~
More Handmade Card in Minutes
available in eBook format from LeisureArts.com

I love making cards, I think it's that extra special
personal touch that shows that you care.


If you are looking for inspiration or they special card
then this is a fantastic book.


This book gives you all the templates you'll need to be able to complete
the projects.


The book talks you through how to make each design including
detailing everything you'll need.


These are just a few of the designs available to you in this book.
As you can see their is a varied range that cover lots of different celebrations.


This is one of those books you'll be able to use time and again
to create some fun, interesting and beautiful cards.
I also love the fact that you can make each of these designs super quick
so time isn't an issue.

Gooseberry Patch ~
More Handmade Card in Minutes
available in eBook format from LeisureArts.com


I was received a copy of the eBook to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Easy Knit Projects Using the Knook for Kids ~ Book Review


Easy Knit Projects using the Knook for Kids
available in eBook & Book format from LeisureArts.com

Beginners of all ages will enjoy these easy knit projects to make 
using the large size Kids Knooks (L-8 mm and M-9 mm) for bulky and super bulky yarns.


These 9 designs by Karen Ratto-Whooley are a fantastic
introduction to knooking.
Using the larger size hooks makes the stitches easier to learn
and makes the projects a quick fix :-)


I am sure any child would love to make these fantastic designs
to wear.
Infact any age would love making them.


All the patterns are clear and easy to understand
and with access to the Leisure Arts video tutorial as well
you will be more than capable of learning all the stitches
and completing the projects.



I love the fun and easy designs and it's a brilliant craft for children to learn.
Some children/adults (me) struggle to learn to knit
but knooking is just so much easier to pick up.


The designs are fun and funky that are
brilliant for exciting any child into making.


I love the fact that the patterns range from quick fixes to more
bigger long term projects.


I also love the fact that although the book is designed for kids
the patterns are ones that you would want to make for adults as well.


I love this backpack. I am sure Little Red would
love one in red :-)


Everything is covered and each project is simple enough for them not
to be confusing.
With just some basic stitches you can make all of these amazing projects.

And if you don't have any knooks don't worry
you can buy the starter kit for a really reasonable price.
Knook Kit for Kids

Not only that but there is a sale on at the moment:

http://www.leisurearts.com/categories/craft/the-knook.html

Easy Knit Projects using the Knook for Kids

available in eBook & Book format from LeisureArts.com


I was received a copy of the eBook to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Fingerless Mitts to Knook ~ ePattern Review


Fingerless Mitts Knook ePattern
ePattern available from LeisureArts.com

I love this pattern!
As a beginner to the knook this was the first real project I tackled.
I learnt so much and enjoyed making them immensely.

The pattern, guidelines, instructions etc are easy to follow.
Everyone from a beginner to experienced will love making these gloves.
They were brilliant to make and I love wearing them.

Knooking is just so much fun!





Fingerless Mitts Knook ePattern
ePattern available from LeisureArts.com


I purchased this ePattern myself.
All opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.