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I love to crochet for others, love the joy it gives. What are you guys up to? What's on your hook these days?


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Delaney

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Short cowls are very easy to wear and relatively fast to make. They are becoming quite popular on our blog. Delaney is made with a very attractive combination of textured stitch and lacey holes which is at the same time warm and not too heavy, and the stitch is quite easy to make if you know the basic stitches in crochet. Done in a rich color that goes well with any complection, this is definitely a winner for your wardrobe. Great also for a charity project. Enjoy!

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Jade (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle to sew ends and weave tails
Sill- Relatiely easy.
Size- 6 1/2" x 28" L (circumference)

With Jade and H hook, ch 26 loosely.

Row 1- Sc in second ch from hook and in each chain across. (25 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2 to 4- Work 1 sc in each st across. Ch 3, turn (counts as first dc of next row).
Row 5- (Mark as Right Side) Make 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, *skip next 2 sts, tr innext 2 sts, working behind the 2 tr you just made, make 1 tr in each of the 2 sts you skipped, skip 2 sts,
make 1 tr in next 2 sts, working in front of the 2 tr you just made, work 1 tr in each of the 2 skipped sts, make 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts; repear from * across.
Row 6- Rep row 5.
Row 7- Rep tow 4.
Row 8- Rep row 4.
Row 9- Rep row 5.
Row 10- rep row 6.
Row 11- Rep row 4.
Row 12- Rep row 4.
Rows 13 to 64- Repeat rows 7 to 10 for pattern, till piece measures approximately 28" long, end piece with 4 rows of sc sts.

Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to sew with and weave in ends.
Thread blunt needle with tail and sew piece into a tube. Weave in the remaining tail.

You're done!


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Emmarie

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There is nothing like a bright pop of color on a gray day! This is an easy and feminine cowl made in a lovely shade of red. This is an easy pattern for those of you who crochet for charity. Wear it pretty or give it to someone else with joy.

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Hot Red (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H

Blunt needle to sew ends and weave tails
Skill- Relatively easy.
Size- 7" W x 31 1/2" L,

With Hot Red and H hook, ch 29.
Row 1- Work 1 dc in 5th ch from hook, *skip next 2 chs, (make 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next ch; repeat from * across. (9 V sts and ch spaces) Ch 4, turn (counts as first tr of next row).
Row 2- (Right side): Make 2 tr in first ch-1 space of first V St, *work 3 tr in next ch-1 sp, rep from * across. (27 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- Make 1 sc in each st across. (27 sts) Ch 4, turn (counts as first dc + ch 1).
Row 4- 1 dc in first stitch (completes first V Stitch), *skip 2 sc, 1 V St in next sc, rep from * across. (9 V Sts and ch spaces) Ch 4, turn (counts as first tr of next row).
Row 5- Make 2 tr in first ch-1 space of first V St, *work 3 tr in next ch-1 sp, rep from * across. (27 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- Make 1 sc in each st across. (27 sts) Ch 4, turn (counts as first dc + ch 1).
Repeat rows 4 to 6 for pattern, till piece measures 31 1/2" long, approximately (you can make it longer if you want to).
Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to sew with and weave in ends.
Thred blunt needle with tail and sew piece into a tube. Weave remaining tail.

You're done!




 Bring Roses Out of the Ashes
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3-Dc Shell Stitch

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I love shell stitches, they are beautiful and feminine. This one is very easy to make and it would make a cozy and pretty scarf or cowl, among many other projects.

Materials- I used a worsted weight yarn and crochet hook size H.

(Multiple of 4 chs)

Ch 28 loosely.

Row 1 (Right side)- Dc in 4th chain from hook, skip next ch, sc in next ch, *skip next chain, work 3 dc in next ch, skip next ch, make 1 sc in next ch, repeat * across to last 2 chains, skip next ch and work 2 dc in last ch. Mark this row as Right Side. Ch, turn.
Row 2- Make 1 sc in first dc, skip next dc, work 3 dc in next sc, *skip next dc, make 1 sc in next dc, skip next dc, make 3 dc in next sc; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, skip 1 stitch, work 1 sc in top of turning chain. Chain 3, turn.
Row 3- Make 1 dc in first sc, skip next dc, work 1 sc in next dc, *skip next dc, make 3 dc in next sc, skip next dc, work 1 sc in next dc; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, skip next dc, 2 dc in last stitch.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 for pattern.

That's all you need to make this beautiful stitch for your next project.


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Kayla

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Every woman should have some neutral pieces in her wardrobe, they go with just about anything. Kayla is like that, and it can go from winter to the cooler part of spring with you. If you crochet for charity, this one is easy enough to make a bunch of them. Wear it pretty!

Size- 7" W x 29" L (circumference)
Skill- Relatively easy

Materials-
Red heart worsted weight yarn, Linen (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle


With Linen and H hook, ch 28.
Row 1- 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in next ch,  ch 1, skip 1 ch, *work 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch, rep from * across.  Ch 3, turn.
Row 2- (Mark this as Right Side) work 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, insert hook in ch 1 in previous row just behind the last 2 dc made, pull up a loop, yarn over and through loop just pulled (Slant Stitch just made), *ch 1, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc,
Slant Stitch, rep from * across, ending row with 2 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, *1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, rep from * across, ending row with 1 dc in each of last 2 sts. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 4 to 50-Alternate Rows 2 and 3 for pattern, until the piece measures 29" long. Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to sew piece into a tube and then weave in what you have left of the tail.
Sew into a tube/ Fasten off, weave in ends.
Done!


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Keira

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I love feminine and easy to wear pieces that will add to a woman's wardrobe something she will love to wear on many occasions. Let's fight the cold blasts with something that will make us feel and look beautiful! If you are looking for a relatively easy and fast to make for a gift for your best friend or to give to charity, this one's for you!

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, orchid (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle
Scissors
Measuring tape

With Orchid and h hoo, ch 30.
Row 1- 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in 4th dc of row, *ch 3, skip 3 dc, 1 dc in next dc, rep from * across, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- Work 3 dc in 1st sc of row, skip ch 3, *1 sc in next sc, ch 2, 3 dc, rep from * across, 1 sc in turning ch.
Row 4- 1 sc in first stitch of row, ch 3 loosely, skip 3 dc, 1 sc in next sc, *ch 3 loosely, skip 3 dc, 1 sc in next stitch, rep from * across. 1 sc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 5- Rep Row 3.
Row 6-  1 sc in first stitch of row, ch 3 loosely, skip 3 dc, 1 sc in next sc, *ch 3 loosely, skip 3 dc, 1 sc in next stitch, rep from * across. 1 sc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 7- 1 dc in each ch and in each sc across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 8- Rep Row 2.
Row 9- Rep Row 3.
Row 10- Rep row 4.
Row 11- Rep row 3.
Rep rows 8 to 11 alternately for pattern until yur piece measures 22 1/2 inches, ending with a dc row.
Nape of Neck-
Work 1 treble row. (29 sts) Ch 3, turn.
Work 1 dc row. (29 sts) Ch 4, turn.
Work 1 treble row. (29 sts) Ch 3, turn.
Work 1 dc row. (29 sts) Ch 4, turn.
Work 1 treble row. (29 sts) Ch 3, turn. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Join Cowl by sewing the edge of the last treble row to the edge of the first dc row of project. Fasten off, weave in tail.

You're done!



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Christine

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This color is absolutely yummy and will put some pep on your wardrobe on a drab winter day aside from keeping you warm and cozy. The stitch is fairly easy and it has the appearance of a beehive and the wonderful drape of a knit stitch. The combination is truly lovely.

Skill- Intermediate
Size- 7" W x 28 " Long (Circumference)

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Grenadine (1 skein) (You can also use Shocking Pink)
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle
Scissors
Measuring tape


With Grenadine, ch 27.
Row 1 (Right Side)- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (26 sc) Ch 3. turn.
Note- Place a titvh marker or a yarn loop around any stitch on this row to make it as right side.
Row 2- Skip first sc, work 1 hdc in next st, *ch 1, skip next st, 1 hdc in next st, rep from * across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 hdc from front to back around first ch, 1 sc, in next ch space, *1 hdc from front to back around post of next hdc, 1 sc in next ch-space, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn.
Repeat roas 2 and 3 for pattern until piece measures 28 inches.
Last row- Work 1 sc in each stitch across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Thread blunt needle with tail and sew both ends together into a tube, weave in tail.

Done!



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