Mongolian Tundra Cowl

Sometimes I just walk by a yarn and inspiration happens! That happened the last time I poked my head in Michaels. They teamed up with my favorite designer Isaac Mizrahi to make a line of yarn!

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I went with the heavy duty Sutton inspired yarn. Used s little under four balls of it. Its warm and not scratchy at all! It can be worn several ways too. It’s just time time for the colder season. I literally finished it the day I could start to see my breath outside :/

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Mongolian Tundra Cowl.

*4balls Sutton super bulky by Isaac Mizrahi(if unavailable, any wool/acrylic blend will work)
*Hook size N
*Terms used: ch(chain) dc(double crochet) slst(slip stitch) sc(single crochet)

Ch130
Slst to form circle. Do not twist cord.
Row1: Sc in each sp across. (130 sc) slst to first sc.
Row2: ch4, skip 2 sp, *sc, ch4, skip 2 sp. repeat from *til end. Ending w/
Row3-4Working. Continuous rounds, ch4. Sc in ch 4 so. Repeat around. Use stitch marker to keep place.
Row5: ch1, sc in sc so, 2sc in ch4 sp. repeat around. (130sc) join to king sc.
Row6: ch1. Sc around. (130)
Row7: ch4, skip 2 sp *sc, ch4, skip 2sp. Repeat from * til end. Ending w/ sc
Row 8-9: working in continuous rounds, ch4, sc in ch4 sp. repeat around. Use stitch marker.
Row 10: ch1. Sc in sc sp, 2 sc in ch4 sp. repeat around(130)
Row11: ch1. Sc in each sp around(130)
Row 12: ch4, skip 2 sp, *sc, ch4, skip 2 sp. repeat from *around
Row13-14 working continuous rounds, ch4, sc in ch4 sp. repeat around. Use stitch marker.
Row15: ch1, sc in sc sp, 2 sc in ch4 sp. repeat around(130)
Row16: ch1, sc around(130)
Row17: ch4, skip 2 sp, *sc, ch4, skip 2 sp. repeat from * around.
Row18-19: working continuous rounds, ch4, sc in ch4 sp, repeat around. Use stitch marker.
Row20: ch1. Sc in sc sp, 2sc in ch4 sp. repeat around. Join w/ slst(130)
Slst in each sp around(130). Fasten off. Weave In ends

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Rosy Ring Pattern review

I saw a sale sign at Joann’s and I went on a spree. They finally had the black crochet thread I’ve been dying to buy. I really want to make some Jewelery. I wear black and white. Sometimes grey haha so I really needed that black thread. I got it and I made myself a cute Rosy Ring by Be A Crafter to match every outfit I own that very same day!

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The pattern is the Rosy ring pattern by Be a Crafter and it can be found HERE.

I also noticed a little glue string left behind from my hot glue gun. I used a wet paper towel to get that right off. A little tip 😉

TutorialTuesday.

Not sure if I’m starting a thing, or just used the title because it’s cute. This is a how to repair a vintage granny square project. Anyway, I come from a long line of crocheters. My mother made this lapghan when she was a teen.

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She brought it with her because she noticed the stitches holding the granny squares she used to make it together, we’re unraveling. I grabbed. my tools and got to work. I even got to use some of her mother’s(my grandma) as well as her grandma’s(my great grandma) hooks and needles to repair it.

What I used was:
red heart super saver solids black.
A tapestry needle.
A yarn needle works just as well! Manicure scissors. (My go to scissors for any crochet project).

I started by securing the old loose thread by tying it into a knot twice then snipping the left over piece off. I position the needle and thread in a diagonal posing in the BACK LOOPS only and used a zig zag mood. See picture*

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When I finished repairing the hole/stitch I pulled up a loop with my thread and pulled the needle and thread through the loop. See picture *

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I really doubt it’s the same yarn used originally that I used today but I think k it looks pretty close ;).

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Swiss Cheesey Quick and Easy Cowl pattern review

My mom and dad are visiting me from out of state. I knew I had to make some welcome gifts. My mom is a fan of cowls. Using our favorite colors combined. Hers being purple, I made this awesome cowl from Snappy Tots designs!

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I was limited on time and needed one that was fashionable yet quick to work up. Snappy Tots had the answer! The Swiss Cheesey Super Easy Cowl is the perfect cowl and it works up very quickly! The FREE pattern can be found HERE.

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It was a very easy pattern to follow and I can’t stress enough how quick it was to make. In my opinion it makes a great stash buster too. I’m already hunting down mismatched balls of yarn in my stash for the next one 🙂

Simple Double Crochet Hat pattern review.

Another hat for picture day! Which is this coming Saturday. Eeep! My husband needed a hat. He wanted something subtle and solid. I knew I needed something double crochet. Oombawka Designs has the perfect pattern and it comes in all sizes. I seriously mean ALL sizes.

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I made an adult medium size for my husband.

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The FREE pattern can be found HERE by Oombawka Designs!

I liked how it turned out so much that I made two more for my sons. One in toddler size. And another teeny 6 months one for the baby!

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Granny slouch Beanie (child size) Pattern review

Part two of the hat parade it seems. I needed a child size hat for my oldest son to wear. He is a spunky active little kid who loves board shorts and skate shoes. So I knew a slouchy beanie was the way to go for my little dude. Stitch11 has a great free pattern. The granny Slouch Beanie. I made the child size.

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The FREE pattern can be found HERE.

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The cool thing about this pattern is that is comes in almost every size! I am definitely going to make myself one and a toddler size one in green for when my youngest son is old enough.

Crocodile Pixie Hat pattern review.

Next weekend is family picture day. I knew I needed to Make something I can use for us in the portraits, as well as something I can get multiple uses out of. I knew I had to make hats. The crocodile pixie hat by stitches n scraps came in exactly my youngest son’s size and it was just what I was thinking of for a cutesy little baby. I also had been promising myself to finally try and learn the crocodile stich. It was tough. But I conquered it and am now ready to make a million mermaid tails with it. Not really. But maybe one day.

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That was the only difficult part of this pattern. Learning the crocodile stich. Which has nothing to do with this awesome pattern and everything to do with me haha.

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The FREE pattern is by Stiches n scraps and can be found HERE