Baby It’s Cowl-d Outside

Remember just before Christmas when all my elves had quit, and I needed a break from the holiday prep, so I started an easy project to reenergize?

Well, here’s the result – a crocheted cowl “scarflette”! It’s just the thing for the chilly winds of January. I hope you can visualize how pretty it will drape on a person by viewing it here on my necklace stand.

Just imagine that there are shoulders on the necklace stand – so the scarf would be stretched a little wider across the neckline. (I knew better than to ask Sir Beads to model it! The man is a prince but he DOES have his limits.) ;-)

The pattern (found here) is EASY and quick as a wink to make. I would have shown it to you a while ago, but I needed to shop for the buttons. Although the photo shows them as a lighter shade of purple, in real life they match exactly.

Here it is with the coordinating bracelet.

Next, I’ll make one in a burgundy suede yarn. I still have those crocheted pillows in the queue. Hours! I need hours!

Hugs,

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Ho Ho Ho

Today, I have one more scarf to show you!
Thank you Carol for sending me this pattern last winter. :-)

At that time, I made one in a heavy-weight, raspberry-colored yarn, (See it here.) which I absolutely loved!

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This time, though, I wanted to try it in a “sport weight” yarn, which makes a much more delicate scarf. It turned out really cute . . . shorter and narrower than my previous one, but because it’s so light, I think it would even be pretty to wear indoors.


Not sure how it shows on your screen, but this is a gorgeous shade of cherry red. It’s a Christmas gift for a family member, but my lips are sealed as to which one. ;-) (Ho, Ho, Ho!)


Hugs,

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Smoke Ring in Crochet

You may remember I happened upon a great little yarn shop a while back. . .

See that skein in the center in back?

Presto-change-o! A new scarf. :-)

I like a long scarf but I also enjoy wearing a scarf that will drape softly at the neckline without a lot of bulk. This yarn was perfect for a style that I would call more of a “smoke ring” than a cowl. These days, cowl scarves are often quite large and can double as hoods. I may try one of those soon but will need more than just one skein of yarn.

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I wasn’t planning to match the smoke ring, but these earrings I made in the middle of my scarf project coordinate nicely.

I think they make a pretty set!

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Details: I couldn’t find a lacey crochet pattern that matched the vision I had in mind for this design, so I decided to wing it. I made up a pleasing pattern; stopped at a length I liked; and then gave the ends the moebius twist before sewing them together. I do recommend bamboo yarn. I have used it before, but this particular brand was new to me and it was beautifully soft and a pleasure to work with!

Hugs,

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Grape Jelly Slinky

grapejellyjarWhat looks like Grape Jelly….


slinkymovingAnd moves like a slinky?



Why it’s my new scarf! ;-)

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I love the way it turned out!

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Scarves of all kinds are fun to wear, but sometimes a long scarf can get in the way. The nice thing about this shorter style is that it will fill-in that open area inside your coat’s collar (so your neck is snuggly warm) without adding a lot of extra bulk. It’s really pretty enough to wear indoors too – maybe to cover a neckline that’s too bare for winter, or to jazz up a crew neck sweater.

This was one of my TV Time projects, so the pattern is an easy one! It’s crocheted and you can use any yarn and hook size you choose.

I used:
(1) 6 oz. skein of soft, medium weight, acrylic yarn in variegated violet. (I have about half of it leftover.)

Hook Size: J

Several of you ladies have said that you don’t crochet, but wish you did. If you ever decide to give it a go, you’ll discover that it really isn’t difficult. Just search on youtube for some basic “how-to-crochet” videos. All you need is a ball of yarn and a hook.

You can do it! :-)

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A Berry Pretty Scarf ;-)

The other day I finished a scarf that I’ve been crocheting for a couple of weeks – on and off.

I always like to have an ongoing project – something I can easily pick up and work on during TV time.

It makes all those commercials a little easier to bear! ;-)

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The pattern is called: “Queen Anne’s Lace”, and I’m so grateful to Carol for telling me about it. (You can find it here by scrolling down the page. The photos are no longer with the pattern – but more will turn up with a web search!)

This was fun to make, and easy enough that there’s no need to look at the directions once you get going. I used Red Heart “Soft” Yarn – a medium-weight worsted acrylic. Ordinarily, I’m not too crazy about Red Heart yarn, but I’d never seen this “soft” version before, and decided to give it a try. It’s fairly nice to work with – though it did separate a bit here and there, but nothing serious. The real test will come in the future after the scarf is washed.

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The color is “Berry” and it’s “Very” pretty!! I couldn’t resist the pun in today’s title – shame on me! ;-)

What are you working on these days? Maybe you’re reading something that we’d all like? Seen a good movie, lately? :-)

See ya tomorrow,

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