Free Pattern – Champlain One Skein Neck Scarf

I made this scarf with one ball of Naturally Caron.com Country, but it could be made with any worsted weight yarn.  The softer the yarn, the happier you will be with the result.  A couple of great and inexpensive options would be Premier Everyday Soft or Red Heart Soft.

Champlain One Skein Neck WrapImage

designed by Carrie Carpenter

SKILL LEVEL: Easy

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Neck wrap measures approximately 5″/12.5cm wide x 42″/106.5cm

YARN:  Naturally Caron.com Country (75% Microdenier Acrylic/25% Merino Wool; 3 oz/85g, 185yds/169m skein): 3 oz

Shown in: #0014 Deep Purple

CROCHET HOOK:  One size US I-9 (5.5 mm), or size to obtain gauge.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:  1 shank button—1-1 1/2″/25-38mm long, Yarn needle

GAUGE:  In pattern, 2 pattern repeats and 6 rows = 4″/10cm.

Note: 1 pattern repeat consists of 1 shell and 1 X-st.

STITCHES USED:  Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc)

SPECIAL STITCHES:

shell: (Dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated stitch or space.

X-st: Cross stitch—Dc in indicated stitch or space, ch 3, working around dc just made, dc in skipped stitch or space indicated.

DIRECTIONS:     

Ch 27.

Row 1: (Dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in 6th ch from hook (shell made), *sk next 4 ch, dc in next ch, ch 3, working around dc just made, dc in last skipped ch (X-st made), sk next 3 ch, shell in next ch; repeat from * across to last 3 ch, sk next 2 ch, dc in last ch, turn—2 1/2 pattern repeats.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, working around dc just made, dc in last skipped ch-1 sp (X-st made), *shell in next ch-3 sp, X-st over next 2 ch-1 sps; repeat from * across, dc in top of turning ch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, shell in first ch-3 sp, *X-st over next 2 ch-1 sps, shell in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * across, dc in top of turning ch, turn.

Rows 4–59: Repeat last 2 rows 28 times.

Edging Row: Ch 3, 3 dc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, 4 dc in next st, [sc in next 3 sts, 4 dc in next st] 5 times, sc in next 2 sts, 4 dc in top of turning ch—eight 4-dc groups. Fasten off.

Foundation Edging Row: Working across bottom side of foundation ch, join yarn in first ch, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch, sc in next ch, [sc in next 2 ch, 4 dc in next ch] 6 times, sc in next 3 ch, 4 dc in next ch—eight 4-dc groups. Fasten off.

 

FINISHING:  Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Measure 10″/25.5cm up from one end, sew button centered on wrap. Block lightly, if desired.

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Squared Away Cowl

My latest crochet pattern available for purchase is the Squared Away Cowl.

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The Squared Away Cowl makes a great fashion statement. It can be worn multiple ways.  It’s made with Caron Simply Soft and Caron Simply Soft Party.  The touch of metallic in Simply Soft Party gives this cowl a beautiful hint of glitter! The decorative buttons add a personal touch. It’s perfect as a fashion accessory for that wintertime party, or also as an extra layer or warmth for those chilly days. It looks great with that black dress or a pair of jeans and a t-shirt.  It would also make the perfect gift!

You can purchase this pattern at the following locations:

Ravelry Download

Etsy

EBay

It will also be available on the Amazon Kindle beginning February 1st.

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Convertible Infinity Scarf

Happy New Year!!!!! I hope everyone’s year is off to a great start.

For my first post of 2013 I have a new crochet pattern available for purchase!

Convertible Infinity Scarf

Convertible Infinity Scarf

My Convertible Infinity Scarf is a very pretty scarf that can be worn multiple ways.  The button closures allow you to wear it long and open like regular scarf; use the buttons to close it and double it to wear as a cowl; or wear as a regular infinity scarf with button accents. You can twist it, turn it, and the openwork pattern allows you to attach the buttons wherever you choose.  The possibilities are endless!

This crochet pattern also includes a gallery of photos to give you all kinds of ideas of how you can wear this scarf.   This is a crochet pattern that you will want to use over and over again and make it a variety of yarns.

You can purchase this pattern in several locations. Just click on any of the following options:

Amazon Kindle Download

Ravelry Download

Etsy

EBay

Gallery

 

And be sure to stay tuned for my next post, when I plan to share the snowflake pins I’m working on.  I’ll be providing a free pattern and instructions.  Happy 2013!!!!!!!!!

Final Stop on the Blog Tour for Jenny King’s Fashions to Flaunt Crocheted With Noro Yarns PLUS a GIVEAWAY!

Well here it is—the final stop on the Blog Tour for Jenny King’s Fashions to Flaunt Crocheted With Noro Yarns! I’m honored to have been invited to join such talented designers as Drew Emborsky, Amy Shelton, and Ellen Gormley on the blog tour for Jenny’s book, and I have the privilege of closing out the tour.  That means your last chance to enter to win the giveaway! Fashions to Flaunt Crocheted With Noro Yarns

Who is Jenny? If you crochet, you probably already know who she is.  But if you haven’t heard of Jenny King, you will.  She’s an amazing crochet designer from Australia and she and her designs are making themselves know in the states as well.  I haven’t had the fortune of meeting her in person, but we’ve chatted via email.

You’ll be missing out if you don’t buy a copy of this book.  BUT, I’m giving 3 readers the chance to win a copy! Keep reading and I’ll provide full giveaway details below.

First let me tell you a bit more about the book.  When I first received Jenny’s book in the mail, I flipped through it quickly and my immediate response was, “I want to make one of everything!” It has amazing color photos that really show off the color play of the Noro yarns and Jenny’s designs.  My favorite thing about this book is that all 17 designs are at an Easy skill level.  Jenny offers a variety of patterns from scarves and vests, to wraps and hats—even a pair of slippers and a skirt. My personal favorites are the Dolman Sleeve Lacy Shrug and the Light Layers Vest, so I’m giving you a sneak peak at these 2 designs.  And then I’m going to get myself some Noro yarn and get started on one of these projects!

Dolman Sleeve Lacy Shrug

Dolman Sleeve Lacy Shrug

Light Layers Vest

Light Layers Vest

Now for the Giveaway Details………..

3 fans will each win 1 copy of Jenny King’s Fashions to Flaunt Crocheted with Noro Yarns + 1 ball Noro Silk Garden super fine (sock) weight yarn (13/4 oz/110 yds/50g per ball) #304 hot pink/turquoise/lime (enough yarn to complete the popular Bobble Scarf featured in the book).

I’m giving multiple opportunities to enter.  Earn one entry for each of the following (entries will be verified):

Deadline to complete your entries is midnight EST Saturday, December  15th.  Winners will be chosen at random and notified and announced here and on my Facebook page Monday, December 17th. Good luck!

Bellflower Infinity Scarf

One of my most popular crochet designs continues to be the Bellflower Infinity Scarf.  I thought I would share the pattern here since it’s a great item to make for holiday gift giving. I made the design with Naturally Caron Joy! yarn, but you can make this in nearly any yarn you choose!

You can find the complete pattern instructions here:

http://www.naturallycaron.com/projects/bellflower/bellflower_1.html

Enjoy!