Category: Free Pattern

Finally Yarn Overload

Do you ever find yourself wishing you could find the yarn mother load.  Often in the crochet groups someone will post a picture of their mother load stash, whether it be given to them, found at Goodwill or Estate Sales.  I’ve been to Goodwill a few times and I never find anything.  While in one of the crochet groups someone posted their picture of their yarn score from OfferUp.  OfferUp is basically your typical buy and sell from people in your area.  There are many sickos out there, so be careful, and if it looks to good to be true leave it alone.

*Disclaimer:  I’m  not endorsing this company.  I’m sharing my experience only.

I was able to find something on the first try.  I was lucky enough and met a nice woman who could no longer crochet due to a hand injury.  For the $20 I paid I was overjoyed.  I told her the yarn was going to a good home.  The bag was huge and I did not expect that much yarn.  The yarn selection was definitely something that I would not normally buy.    That’s a huge plus because it will force my creativity with the textures.  There were many brands that I’ve heard of and quite a few I’ve never heard of.

Good Find
Yes, I will organize this one day I hope

Bored on a Saturday I picked out some bulky yarn and started a “listening” to movie on Netflix.

The yarn was from Blue Sky Alpaca, yay a company I’ve never heard of.  It’s 50% alpaca/50% wool super bulky yarn that comes in 24 colors.  I tried searching for a price on their site and didn’t find one.  The skeins are 45 yards and you will need plenty if you are making something larger than a cowl.    The cowl I made used 3 skeins with about 12″ leftover.    Overall it’s a very good quality, high end of the scale yarn.  The downsize of this yarn is the shedding.  By the time I finished my red shirt had white strands all over.  Maybe overtime it will stop shedding.  It’s no biggie to me.

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I was finished way before the movie was over.  I love instant gratification and cowl making satisfies my needs.  In between projects I find myself making a cowl.  A cowl would make a last minute gift.
Enough of the blabbing and on to the pattern already!
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Supplies

  • Blue Sky Bulky Hand Dyes

50% alpaca 50% wool

45 yards/100 grams

    • (3) Frost
  • Q Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

st – stitch

Notes:

  • Ch3 count as stitch

Gauge:  4 X 4               6dc X 3 rows

Instructions:

Row 1:  Ch22  (loosely), dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch, dc in each st from hook, turn.

Row 2:  Ch2, dc in each dc from previous row to end, turn.

Row 2-21:  Repeat Row 2 or until desired length.

Finish off and with wrong sides together whipstitch short sides and weave ends.

Soft & Warm Cowl

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Something Quick

Here’s something quick and fast to make for that last minute gift.  It’s a cowl using 3 strands of yarn.  Grab 3 skeins of your favorite worsted weight yarn and a Q hook.  I chose I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby.  This yarn is soft and squishy compared to Red Heart Super Saver.

  • I Love This Yarn (3 skeins)
  • Q Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Row 1:  Ch 18 (loosely), dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch, dc in each st from hook, turn.

Row 2:  Ch2, dc in each dc from previous row to end, turn.

Row 2-14:  Repeat Row 2 or until desired length

Finish off and with wrong sides together whipstitch short sides and weave ends.

It’s that easy.

3 Strand Cowl

Three Strand Cowl

I made this with Loops and Thread Urban in Red.  I scored this yarn at Michael’s in the clearance section last summer for a $1.  Oh boy, I love a bargain.

Sorry for the picture quality, it’s been raining here for days.  I hope the sun will come out soon.

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Happy Hooking!

 

Rainbow Twist Infinity Cowl

This is an easy infinity scarf to make, it should take between 2-3 hours to crochet.  Variegated yarn makes this scarf burst with color.  The stitches used are basic and you must know how to foundation double crochet, front and back post double crochet.   Remember the internet is your friend, there are many tutorials and videos on these stitches.  This scarf can be worn around the neck, doubled around the neck and as a hooded scarf.  The choice is up to you.  I’m stuck on the Big Twist Rainbow Classic yarn for the moment and this may be my go to cowl yarn.  Make sure you check my post on Joann’s Big Twist yarn.

The pattern can be found below.

Rainbow Twist Infinity

Rainbow Twist Infinity

Rainbow Twist Infinity

Rainbow Twist Infinity

Rainbow Twist Infinity Collage
Rainbow Twist Infinity Collage

Materials:

Big Twist Rainbow Classic Yarn

8 oz/227gms/447yds

Fun Brights

J Hook

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Pattern Notes:

Ch3 counts as stitch throughout

Gauge:

4X4 = 13dc X 7 rows

Finished Measurements:

12 ½” by 55”

Abbreviations

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

fpdc – front post double crochet

bpdc – back post double crochet

st – stitch

fdc – foundation double crochet

Instructions:

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Row 1:  Ch3, dc in next st, dc in each st to end, turn.

Row 2 – 100:  Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 55” or desired length.

DO NOT finish, you are going to continue working on first side

Row 1: Ch3, dc across evenly to last st, turn.

Row 2:  Ch3, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next * repeat from * to end and finish off.

Repeat steps for second side.  Instead of ch3 you are going to join yarn and ch3 and begin your dc across.

Weave ends and mattress stitch the two short ends.  Be sure the scarf is not twisted.

The pattern can also be found on Ravelry.

Happy Hooking!

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