Jiffy Cowl

The Jiffy Cowl is so named because not only can it be worked up “in a jiffy”, but it also uses Jiffy yarn by Lion Brand. Even better, it only uses one! 3 oz. skein. The end result is a soft, comfortable cowl that still manages to have a bit of a structured look.

My mom gave me these skeins of yarn and they were all autumn colors but I think they would look great in any color.  Hey, they are fast and easy, go ahead and get a couple of different colors to try!

Stitches used
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)

Cowl measures 28 inches around by 7 1/2 inches wide.

1 Skein Jiffy yarn by Lion Brand (#5 bulky, 3 oz. skein)
7 mm hook

Ch 80, join with sl st to beginning chain.
R1) Ch 1, sc in back bump of each chain around. Join with sl st to beginning stitch.
R2) Ch 2, dc in same stitch. [Skip next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch.] Repeat between [] around, ending with a skipped stitch. Join with a sl st to beginning chain.
R3) Ch 1, sc in each stitch around. Join with sl st to beginning stitch.
R4-15) Repeat rows 2 and 3, ending with row 3. Finish off, weave in ends.

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Chunky Hat and Infinity Scarf Set

So far, 2018 has been a very cold year. We have had rivers and lakes freezing over here in our corner of the world that haven’t frozen for at least 20 years. Everyone has been dusting off their ice skates, bundling themselves up, and heading out for some winter fun. But me, I have been inside with my coffee and my yarn, crocheting away and creating something super warm and cozy for you to bundle up in.

Stitches used
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc)

(2) skeins Lion Brand Country in Quarry (#6 super bulky, 5 oz. each)
N/9mm Hook

Hat (make first)
Ch 4.
R1) Work 10 dc into first ch made. Sl st to first dc.
R2) Ch 2, work 2 dc into the back loop of each stitch around. (20 stitches) Join with sl st to first stitch.
R3) Ch 2, *work 1 dc into back loop of first stitch, 2 dc into back loop of next stitch.* Repeat between *’s around. (30 stitches) Join with sl st to first stitch.
R4) Ch 2, *work 1 dc into back loop of first two stitches, 2 dc into back loop of next stitch.* Repeat between *’s around. (40 stitches) Join with sl st to first stitch.
R5-10) Ch 2, dc into back loop of each stitch around. Join with sl st to beginning stitch.
R11) Ch 2, *fpdc around first stitch, bpdc around next stitch.* Repeat between *’s around. Finish off, weave in ends.

Infinity Scarf (measures approx. 50 inches around and 9 inches wide)
Ch 21.
R1) Dc into back bump of third chain from hook and each ch across. (20 stitches) Ch 2, turn.
R2) Dc in each stitch across. Ch 2, turn.
R3) Dc in back loop of each stitch across. Ch 2, turn.
R4-68) Repeat rows 2 and 3 for a total of 68 rows, or until yarn runs out, ending on a row 2 repeat and making sure to leave a long enough tail to sl st ends together.
At end of last row, ch 1, turn, bring short ends together and join with a slip stitch worked in back loops across. Finish off, weave in ends.

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Ribbed Cotton Cowl

 

The last few days here in my part of the world have been cold!  The sky has been spitting snow and ice at us occasionally and it is time for bundling up in warm clothes.  It’s also time to finish up all the last minute Christmas presents.  This cowl works up fairly fast and is super soft and warm.

For these cowls I used the pattern found here.

I worked it using the directions for the 33″ cowl but I used an N hook.  My cowl is a bit smaller around, but I like it that way.  Of course, if you want it bigger around, just work a few more chains.  The yarn that I used is Sweet Pea by Queensland.

I used 2 skeins for each cowl, and worked rounds until I ran out of yarn.  For most of them, I worked 23 rounds.  I think this is a discontinued yarn but you can find some in my Etsy shop.

 

The “All Together” Scarf

Hi all! One of the reasons that I crochet is because it calms me mentally. It’s my stress free zone. At least until I get to the weaving in the ends part! Does everyone hate that?
Today was “go to the DMV and get all the moving things done” day (transfer license, tags, etc.) Normally that would be a very stressful day and I would need a pattern like this one to work on. I am happy to report, though, that this was the least stressful DMV experience that I have ever had, in spite of all the things that needed to get accomplished. The last time I tried to transfer my drivers license from one state to another, it took 3 trips to the DMV and one trip to the courthouse in the state that I had moved from! It was a nightmare!
So! Let’s get to relaxin’ and stitchin’. Or hookin’, if you prefer.

This pattern looks similar to a normal v-stitch, but uses a double crochet together method to create the v’s.

Stitches used-
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Double Crochet Together (DCT) – Yarn over, insert hook into first stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops. Two loops remain on hook. Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining 3 loops.
DCTwS (Double crochet together with skip)- when working the DCT, the first part of the stitch will be worked into the stitch closest to the hook, then a stitch will be skipped, and the rest of the DCT will be worked into the stitch after the skipped stitch.

Hook- 7mm crochet hook

Yarn- (4) skeins of Queensland Collection Leche 50 g/109 yards. This yarn is a blend of merino wool, microfiber, milk protein, and silk. To get a similar effect in a readily available yarn, I think Caron Simply Soft would be a good substitute.  Find it here.

Finished scarf measurement- 8 inches x 72 inches

Ch 27
R1) In fourth ch from hook, work 1 dc. *Ch 1, then work 1 DCTwS, starting in same stitch as where previous dc was worked.* Repeat between *’s 10 more times. Ch 1, then work DCT in same stitch and last stitch. Ch 2, turn.
R2) Work 1 dc in ch 1 space. *Ch 1, then work DCT in same chain space and next chain space.* Repeat between *’s 10 more times. Ch 1, then work DCT in same ch 1 space and top of turning chain. Ch 1, turn.
R3) Sc in top of each DCT and each ch 1 space across. (25 stitches) Ch 2 turn.
R4) Dc in second sc from hook. *Ch 1, then work 1 DCTwS, starting in same stitch as where previous dc was worked.* Repeat between *’s 10 more times. Ch 1, then work DCT in same stitch and last stitch. Ch 2, turn.

Repeat rows 2 – 4 until scarf reaches desired length, ending with row 2.

For a little more structure at the ends of your scarf, you could begin with a row of sc, then work rows 4, 2, and 3 in that order, ending with row 3. If you start that way, adjust your starting chain to 26, work sc in second chain from hook and each ch across for a total of 25 sc. Ch 2, turn.

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