February 19, 2018

Marigold Buttoned Cowl

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
     Tie your cold-weather look together with this stylish cowl cause this is the sort of statement an outfit needs.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Teen - Adult
Width: 7.5" (19.05cm)
Length: 24" (60.96cm)
You're able to easily customize the cowl by adding less/more rows by casting on multiples of 4.

MATERIALS
*Straight or Circular Needles: 6mm (US10)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Mustard or color of choice (130yds)
*3 Wood like Buttons (34mm diameter)
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread

GAUGE
9stitches & 11rows in stockinette stitch = 2 inches
Don't forget to check your gauge.

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in () at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Watch this VIDEO on how to bind off in the middle of your work and for the cable cast on technique.

COWL with mustard
CO 32 stitches with the 6mm needles (32sts)
  Row 1 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 2 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 3 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 4 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 5 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
NOTE: in the following 2 rows (row 6-7) we will be creating the buttonholes by binding off and casting on using the cable cast on technique where indicated.
  Row 6 [RS]: k2, p2, bind off next 4 sts, k2, p2, k2, bind off next 4 sts, p2, k2, p2, bind off next 4 sts, k2, p2, turn work (20sts)
  Row 7 [WS]: k2, p2, turn your work and use the cable cast on technique to cast 4 sts, turn your work, k2, p2, k2, turn your work and use the cable cast on technique to cast 4sts, turn your work, p2, k2, p2, turn your work and use the cable cast on technique to cast 4 sts, turn your work, k2, p2, turn work (32sts)
  Row 8 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 9 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 10 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 11 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 12 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 13 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 14 [RS]: purl across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 15 [WS]: knit across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 16 [RS]: purl across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 17 [WS]: knit across, turn work (32sts)
Rows 14 through 17 are repeats rows.
Continue repeating these rows 'til you have reach row 131 or desired length (you'll want to end with 2 rows of purl on the right side).
  Row 132 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 133 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 134 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 135 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 136 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 137 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 138 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 139 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 140 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 141 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 142 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 143 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 144 [RS]: Bind off by doing the following...k2, slip 1st st over, p1, slip st over new st, p1, slip st over new st, k1, slip st over new st, k1, slip st over new st...
Continue binding off this way 'til you have one stitch left, break (or cut) your yarn and pull tight. Weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     You'll want to block your piece; I usually like to use my iron since it has a steam option but theirs many other options available.
     BUTTONS...align them to the buttonholes and sew them in place.

GLOSSARY:
co: cast on || k: knit || p: purl || ws: wrong side || rs: right side || st/s: stitch/es



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- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (February2018). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

February 14, 2018

Sweet Heart Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
     Start your Valentine’s Day crocheting with these sweet crochet hearts. They only take about 3 minutes to make and use less than 3 yards of yarn. They will not only motivate you but they will make the perfect embellishment for nearly any project. Here are a few ideas on how to use them...

Ideas on how to use these appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project or gift.
*You can add them to kitchen towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet or paperclips.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.
*Attach them to a hair tie for your little girl.
*You can also tie them to a lollipop to give out on Valentine's Day.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 1.5"height x 1.5"length
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 4.0mm (G)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: color of choice (3yds)
*Tapestry Needle

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 All the stitches are done inside the magic ring.

SPECIAL STITCHES
 Treble Crochet (tr) - Y/O hook twice, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (2 loops remaining, Y/O hook & pull thru the 2 remaining loops.
Tie them to a lollipop and hand them out on Valentine's Day to your kid's classmates or your coworkers.

HEART with color of choice
  Rnd 1: ch3, 3tr, 4dc, tr, 4dc, 3tr, ch4, sl st in magic ring
Pull as tightly as possible so no hole is showing through from the magic ring.
If you want to attach a lollipop to the back of the heart, don't cut off the ends. Instead, use them to tie the lollipop in place. If not, then proceed to... F/O, secure and weave in the ends through the back of your heart.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s: chain/s || dc: double crochet || tr: treble crochet || sl st: slip stitch || rnd: round || f/o: finish off
y/o: yarn over



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- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (February 2018). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.