Ellie

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I love pieces that can be worn different ways, Ellie is such a piece. I will show you how you can wear it 3 different ways, which makes it a lot of fun. It is a relatively easy cowl to make. This is an ideal cowl to make for charity and for gift-giving because it works up fast. Have fun making and wearing yours!

Skill - relatively easy
Size- 5 1/4" W x 27" L (circumference)

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Turqua (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Measuring tape
Scissors
Yarn needle



With Turqua and H hook, ch 24.

Row 1- (Right Side): Skip 3 ch (will count as first dc)and work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 3, skip 3 chs, make 1 dc into each of next 2 ch, rep from * across, to end of row. Ch 3 (counts as first dc of next row), turn.
Row 2- Skip first st, work *5 dc in first ch-3 arch; rep from * across, ending the row with 1 dc in top of turning chain. Ch 3 (counts as first dc of next row), turn.
Row 3- Skip first st, work 1 dc into next dc, *ch 3, skip 3 dc, make 1 dc into each of next 2 dc,; rep from * across to end of row. Ch 3, turn.
Row 4 to 27- Rep rows 2 and 3 for pattern, ending with row 3. DO NOT FASTEN OFF. Ch 3, turn (counts as first dc of next row).
Row 28- 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-space, rep across. Ch 3, turn (counts as first dc of next row throughout).
Row 29- 3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, rep across. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 30 to 52-Rep rows 28 and 29 alternately. Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to sew the piece into a tube and weave in the remaining yarn.



You're done!





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This is an easy, warm and attractive cowl that you can make for yourself, for gifts or for charity. It is warm and cozy, wonderful for the coldest and windiest days of the cold season!

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Tea Leaf (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn honeydew (4 oz)
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Yarn needle

With Tea Leaf and H hook, ch 28 loosely.


Row 1 (Right Side)- Work 1 dc in fourth ch from hook, skip next ch, make 1 sc in next ch, *skip next ch, 3 dc in next ch, skip next ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across to lst 2 chs, skip next ch, 2 dc in last ch. Ch 1, turn.
Use a marker to mark row 1 as Right Side.
Row 2- Make 1 sc in first dc, skip next dc, 3 dc in next sc, *skip next dc, 1 sc in next dc, skip next dc, make 3 dc in next sc; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, skip next dc, make 1 sc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- Work 1 dc in first sc, skip next dc, 1 sc in next dc, *skip next dc, make 3 dc in next sc, skip next dc, 1 sc in next dc; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, skip next next dc, 2 dc in last sc.
Rows 4 to 43- Rep rows 2 and 3 alternately. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Join Honeydew.
Row 44- Ch 3, skip to the center dc of first shell and work a 5-dc shell in that dc, skip to center dc of next shell and work a [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] V-St in that dc, *5-dc shell in center dc of next shell, V-St in center dc of next st, rep from * across, 1 dc in top of  turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 45- 5-dc shell in center dc [3rd dc] of first shell, V-St in sc-space of first V-st, *5-dc shell in 3rd or center dc of next shell, V-St in center or sc-space of next V-St, repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 46- 5-dc shell in center dc [3rd dc] of first shell, V-St in sc-space of first V-st, *5-dc shell in 3rd or center dc of next shell, V-St in center or sc-space of next V-St, repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 47 to 58- Rep row 46. Fasten off, leaving a tail sufficiently long to sew piece into a tube and still be able to weave in tail.

You're done!



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This is a good looking and easy lacy stitch that is effective for many things from light scarves to shawls.

Multiple of 5 sts + 2.
Row 1- (Right Side): Skip 3 ch (will count as first dc)and work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 3, skip 3 chs, make 1 dc into each of next 2 ch, rep from * across, to end of row. Ch 3 (counts as first dc of next row), turn.
Row 2- Skip first st, work *5 dc in first ch-3 arch; rep from * across, ending the row with 1 dc in top of turning chain. Ch 3 (counts as first dc of next row), turn.
Row 3- Skip first st, work 1 dc into next dc, *ch 3, skip 3 dc, make 1 dc into each of next 2 dc,; rep from * across to end of row. Ch 3, turn.
Rep rows 2 and 3 for pattern.





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Olivia

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This one is for lovers of purple, but YOU and maybe your best friend. This cowl is also super easy to charity and also other gift-giving projects. Enjoy!

Materials-

Red Heart worsted weight yarn Lavender (5 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Orchid (5 oz)
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle

With Lavender, ch 28 loosely.
Row 1 (Right side)- Make 2 dc in fifth ch from hook, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch, *sl next 3 chs, make 2 dc in next ch, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch; repeat from * across till you reach the last 2 chs, skip next ch, make 1 dc in last ch. Ch 3, turn (counts as first dc of next row).
Mark this row as Right Side.
Row 2- Work [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in next ch-1 space, *[2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in next ch-1 space, rep from * across, dc in top of turning ch. (Shell Stitch made) Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- Work Shell Stitch in ch-1 space of center of each shell across, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 4 to 30- Rep row 3. Fasten off Lavender, weave in tail.


Join Orchid.
Row 31- Ch 3 (counts as first dc of row), work a shell in ch-1 space in center of first Shell Stitch, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in in center of next Shell (V-St made), Shell in next Shell, V-St in next Shell, Shell in next Shell, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 32- Rep row 31.
Rows 33 to 40- Rep row 31. Fasten off, leaving tail long enough to sew piece into a tube and then weave in ends.
Thread tail with blunt needle and sew both ends together into a tube. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Done!



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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!




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