Crochet Challenge Top

Ok, I have to admit again I often start projects and never complete them.  This is a personal challenge that I am trying to work on.  Since I’ve been told to stop jumping from project to project I challenged myself to complete the Simple Lace Summer Top on from CrochetNCrafts.  I loved the fact that this top looked classy and simple without shaping.

As the pattern stated you can use any yarn and hook size and I did just that.  As a further challenge for me, I used a thinner cotton yarn and went up a hook size.  I’ve never worked with Bernat Cotton-ish yarn and it was sale, yay!  Four skeins of Cotton Harvest (Burnt Orange) was used to complete my Crochet Challenge Top while I listened/watched the series of Scandal again.  That Olivia Pope is a force to be reckoned with.

Boom, pow, in about two weeks this lovely and airy top was created.  It took me actually three weeks to make because I was working on other projects in between.  This yarn will be perfect for any summertime top and will accommodate my many hot flashes.  It sure does suck getting old!

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Racey Lacey Top
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I think I fell in love with this sweater.  I’m already thinking about my next colors.  Make sure you check out CrochetNCrafts blog.   Hope you enjoyed this post and make sure you stop by Crochet Styles 4U (Facebook) or Crochet Styles 4U (Instragram).

Happy Hooking.

One Skein Skinny Scarf

This will be a quick post on how to make a One Skein Skinny Scarf.  I had one skein of RedHeart Boutique Unforgettable yarn that I wanted to get rid off.  This is not my favorite yarn to use because it rips quickly and it’s not very forgiving when you have to rip apart.  My main complaint is finding knots in the skein but other than that it’s a very soft yarn to use and I love the gradual color changes.

I made this scarf in about two hours and used every bit of this yarn.

 

One Skein Skinny Scarf
Crochet Styles 4U One Skein Skinny Scarf

Supplies:   RedHeart Boutique Unforgettable Yarn

  • Sunrise (3.5oz/270yds)

Hook G – 4.25mm

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Gauge:  4 ½ X 4 ½  = 7vst+2dc X 8 rows

Abbreviations:  ch – chain

dc – double crochet

vst – v-stitch (dc, ch1, dc)

Notes:  Ch3 counts as stitch

Instructions:

Row1:  Ch25, vst in 5th ch from hook, *skip 2chs, vst in next ch; repeat from * to last 2chs, skip 1ch, dc in turning ch, turn.

Row 2:  Ch3, vst in 1ch of each vst to last ch, dc in turning chain, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until skein is finished or desired length.

Weave ends.

 

Crochet Styles 4U One Skein Skinny Scarf
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One Skein Skinny Scarf
Crochet Styles 4U One Skein Skinny Scarf
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One Skein Skinny Scarf

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Twisted Textured Pillow

The Twisted Textured Pillow was inspired from the Statue of Liberty Pillow by RedHeart.  I thought it would be fun to design and make my own.  I love bright colors and I thought the orange and green would be nice for the summer.  Scroll on down for the pattern.

Twisted Textured Pillow

Supplies:  Big Twist Value Yarn –  6 0z/170gm

Colors:  Pumpkin and Lime

Crochet Hook: H(5mm)

16 X 16 Pillow Form

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

fpdc – front post double crochet

Notes:

Ch 3 counts as stitch.

Make sure your foundation chain is wide enough for your pillow by adding  or subtracting stitches.

Before you find your rhythm crochet a couple of rows and measure it against your pillow form just in case you need to make some adjustments.  Be sure to allow for the fluff (height) of your pillow.  In this example the square measured 16” and I was lucky that it stretched a bit.

Stitch count given once unless it changes.

Gauge:  4 X 4 = 15dc X 8 rows

I wouldn’t worry about the gauge so much

Instructions:

Multiples of 2 + 3

Make 2  (Should measure approximately 16 ½ X 16 ½)

Row 1:  (RS)  Ch 57, skip 3 chs (counts as st), dc in next st, dc in each ch to end, turn. (55)

Row 2:  (WS) Ch1, sc in same st, sc in next st to end, turn.

Row 3:  Ch3, *fpdc around dc one row below, dc in next st; repeat from * to end, turn.

Row 4:  Ch1, sc in same st, sc in next st to end, turn.

Row 5:  Ch3, *dc in next st, fpdc around dc one row below; repeat from * to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 6-53:  Repeat rows 2-5 12 times and end at row 5.

Finish off and weave ends.

With right sides together seam/whipstitch 3 sides.

*I single crocheted mine around*

Flip outside in and insert pillow form and seam/whipstitch last side.

Fluff and you are ready to show off your new Twisted Textured Pillow.

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