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pattern release: quick & simple granny shawl!

The Quick & Simple Granny Shawl pattern has been tested and is ready to go!  Read about & download the free PDF below.

Quick & Simple Granny Shawl

DIFFICULTY:

Easy/beginner

SIZE:

56” (142 cm) wingspan before blocking, 68” (173 cm) wingspan after blocking (but adjustable to your liking by just adding or subtracting rows)

MATERIALS:

  • 6 skeins of Lion Brand Landscapes (New Aran) in colorway 204 Desert Spring (pictured above) or 882 yards (807 m) of an aran weight yarn of your choice
  • 6.0 mm/US J hook
  • Finishing items: scissors, tapestry needle, blocking pins & mats

GAUGE:

Gauge is not important, just crochet until the shawl is the size you want!

NOTES:

  • Blocking is not required, it is up to your personal preference
  • Keep in mind that adjusting the size will also change the required amount of yarn
  • The other pictured example below uses a DK weight yarn, King Cole Riot, with the 6.0 mm/US J hook for a lacier feel; this is a great example of how you can customize the pattern to your liking!
  • Pattern testing & the King Cole Riot example were done by the lovely Claire, owner of the blog Mollie & Claire. Thank you Claire!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FREE PDF!

Quick & Simple Granny Shawl

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pattern release: the olympia cowl!

 

I’m so excited to share my very first knitting pattern with you!  I worked very hard to get it just right and I hope you enjoy making it.  If you have any questions or problems, please let me know!

the olympia cowl

difficulty level:

medium

finished size:

22″ circumference, 20″ H

materials:

  • 2 balls of We Are Knitters Meriwool in the colorway Sprinkle Fantasy or 297  yds (272 m) of a worsted yarn of your choice
  • US 10.5 (6.5 mm) 24″ circular needles
  • cable needle
  • stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors

the olympia cowl

download free PDF pattern

If you have any problems or questions, feel free to comment or send me a message using the contact form available in the menu bar!  I hope you enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!

The Olympia Cowl

new hooks, new projects!

Hello everyone!

I know I just posted about how I only like inline crochet hooks, and I’m not taking it back (yet).  But I’ve never seen tiny steel hooks made that way, even from Susan Bates, so I got the Clover Amour Steel Crochet Hook Set on sale.  I plan on using them for Christmas gifts but other than that I don’t often use tiny steel hooks, and the comfy handles of the Clover Amour hooks were so nice that they got me interested in the regular set, and I had to purchase it (on super sale on Amazon right now, made extra worth it because I have a student account which means I get free 2-day shipping on everything):

Clover Amour Crochet Hooks

The set comes w/ US sizes B, C, D, E, F, G, 7, H, I, & J, that’s 10 hooks!

Not only are they comfy to hold, but they’re pretty, so I had to take a photo of both sets together:

Clover Amour Crochet Hooks

The steel & regular Clover Amour crochet hook sets

And with all these pretty hooks, I wanted a pretty pouch for them, because neither of the sets come with any kind of case (unless you pay extra for the gift set).  Instead of buying a pretty pouch, though, I just used my Not Your Granny’s Granny Square Clutch (my free downloadable PDF crochet pattern):

Not Your Granny's Granny Square Clutch

And it was just so pretty I had to take another one (and you can sort of see the cute lining in the clutch in this one, although it’s a bit out of focus):

Not Your Granny's Granny Square Clutch

Especially since I bought the whole set of the regular hooks instead of just trying one (I really wanted to nab that sale before it disappeared), I really hope the lovely ergonomic handles make it worth dealing with the tapered hooks.  I’m about to start a beach hat for my upcoming trip to Pensacola, FL (a girls trip with family members) with one of these hooks after I finish writing this post, so I’ll soon find out!  I’ll use the Fun Shine Sun Hat pattern with these items (the wire is called for in the pattern but it doesn’t say so on the Ravelry page — it’s to stabilize the brim):

Fun Shine Sun Hat beginnings

I actually already made a sun hat specifically for this occasion, but I’ll post about it later; I think this one will be more practical.

Well, that’s all for now, thanks so much for stopping by!  If you use the Clover Amour hooks, do you like them?  Let me know below.  See you soon!

-Hannah

free pattern release: the Snapdragon Stitch Cowl!

Hello everyone!  I know I’ve been quiet lately but I haven’t had much progress on my projects to share.  I finally finished writing this pattern up, though, and I hope you love it!
Snapdragon Stitch Cowl - Not Your Average Crochet

About

This pattern employs the snapdragon stitch as well as yarns the color of blooming snapdragons (although it would look great in any color)!  This cowl is worked in the round and is written in US terms.  There are two versions to choose from, a worsted weight version and a sock weight version.  Feel free to sell what you make with this pattern!  Also, you can find it on Ravelry here (I’d love to see your photos and progress)!

Specifics

Finished size: Worsted version: 55″ circumference, 9.5″ tall; Sock weight version: 59″ circumference, 7.5″ tall

Materials: Worsted version: US I/9 (5.5mm) hook, 2 skeins of KnitPicks Brava Worsted in Paprika (or 438 yds of any worsted yarn); Sock weight version: US 3/D (3.25mm) hook, 1 hank of Miss Babs Keira in Blooming Pansies (or 560 yds of any sock weight yarn)

Download free Snapdragon Stitch Cowl pattern (PDF)

Snapdragon Stitch Cowl - Not Your Average Crochet

Snapdragon Stitch Cowl - Not Your Average Crochet

Snapdragon Stitch Cowl - Not Your Average Crochet

Snapdragon Stitch Cowl - Not Your Average Crochet

I hope you enjoy the pattern!  If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact me using the contact tab in the menu bar.

Thanks so much for stopping by, see you soon!

crochet pattern release: Faux Knit Puffy Cowl!

Faux Knit Puffy Cowl

About:

Chunky knitwear is all the rage, but what if you don’t knit, or you just wanna crochet? The proper spacing of puff stitches can mimic a fluffy stockinette knit stitch, and with this cowl you’ll be right on trend! Did we mention it’s reversible & has a hidden seam?

Download free Faux Knit Puffy Cowl pattern (PDF)

Faux Knit Puffy Cowl

Specifics:

Difficulty Level:  Medium

Finished Size:  36” (91 cm) circumference, 10” (25 cm) height (unblocked)

Materials:

  • Size US I/9 (5.5 mm) hook
  • 543+ yds/496+ m (250+ g) of Berroco Vintage in color 5167 (or other preferred worsted weight yarn)

Gauge:  Due to the differences in tension/gauge that people naturally have when making puff stitches, your finished height or yardage required might be slightly affected.  In the example pictured, each row measured about 0.5” (1.27 cm) tall.

Special stitches:  Puff stitch: *yo, insert hook in st, yo, draw up a loop to the height of your hook, rep from * 2 more times in same st, yo & pull through all loops on hook.

Faux Knit Puffy Cowl

If you find any mistakes or have any questions, please leave a comment or send me a message and I’ll do my best to help!  Thanks for stopping by!

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