Marien

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There are certain colors that liven up an outfit with a pop of color that will not only brighten your complexion if your skin tone looks great with this kind of warm color, but it just has a way of making you feel upbeat on a drab day. This is an easy and short cowl that works up relatively fast. It is lacy and feminine but still cozy.

Skill- Moderately easy
Size- 23" L (circumference) x 6" W

Materials:

Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Carrot (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle
Scissors

Chain 26 loosely.

Row 1- (Right side): Work 1 sc in second ch from hook, * skip next 2 chs, work 1 shell in next ch as follows: make 5 dc in st indicated, skip next 2 chs, make 1 sc in next ch; rep from * across, work 1 dc in last st of row. Ch 5, turn (counts as 1st dc plus ch 2).
Row 2- Work  1 sc in the center dc of next Shell, ch 2, make 1 dc in next sc, *ch 2, 1 sc in center dc of next Shell, ch 2, 1 dc in next sc; rep from * across. Ch 6, turn (counts as first dc plus ch 3).
Row 3- Make 1 sc in next st, ch 3, 1 dc in next dc, *ch 3, 1 sc in next sc, ch 3, 1 dc in next dc; repeat from *ch 3, 1 sc in next sc, ch 3, 1 dc in next dc; repeat from * across, 1 dc in turning ch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in first dc, *ch 2, 1 dc in next sc, ch 2, 1 sc in next dc; repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 5- 1 sc in first st, make 1 Shell in next dc, 1 sc in next sc, rep across, 1 sc in last st. Ch 5, turn.
Rows 6 to 53- Repeat Rows 2 to 5 for pattern. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Thread blunt needle with the tail you left, and sew both ends together into a tube, fasten off, weave in tail. Weave in any beginning yarn piece.

You're done!


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Rowenna

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This is a relatively easy cowl with a rich neutral color and a textured quality that is bold and beautiful.

Skill- Relatively easy
Size- 26" in circumference  x  7 1/2" W

Materials-

Red Heart yarn, Coffee (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle
Scissors

With Coffee and H hook, ch 27, loosely.


Row 1- (Right Side) Work 1 dc in fourth ch from hook and in each ch across. (25 sts)
Mark as Right Side. Ch 3 (counts as first dc of next row, now and throughout), turn.
Row 2- Make 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, work an Offset Cluster in next dc as follows: (yarn over, insert hook around post of last dc worked, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops o hook), 5 times, YO and draw through all 6 loops on hook (Offset Cluster made), * ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, work Offset Cluster in next stitch; repeat from * across to last 3 sts, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, dc in top of beginning chain. (4 Offset Cluster and 13 dc) Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- 1 dc in each stitch across. (25 dc) Ch 3, turn.
Rows 4 to 41- Rep rows 2 and 3. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with and still weave in tail.
Sew the two ends together, weave in tail.

You're done!


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Clair-Evette Purse Strap

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I would like to share something with those of you who love to crochet bags and totes. Do you know that you can learn with me how to make very attractive purse and bag handles that are not your regular single crochet straps? Yes!
After you have spent your money buying yarn and your time crocheting, your bag will need a pretty handle to complete its beautiful look, why not make a lovely strap? You can save money and have an even more unique bag in the end!

You will find the FREE tutorial on how to make this beautiful strap here:

http://craftypursenalityshoppe.blogspot.com/2012/06/clair-evette-purse-strap.html#.WOUYOWkrLIV

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Hanne

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Hanne means "God is gracious" and I think it's a beautiful name, don't you think? This cowl is very easy and really feminine, combining a simple shell pattern with the rich color of the Claret yarn.

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Claret (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
blunt needle
Scissors

Skill- Relatively easy
Size- 27 1/2" circumference x 7" wide

With Claret and H hook, ch 27, loosely.

Row 1- Work 5 dc in 6th ch from hook, skip next 2 chs, make 1 dc in next ch, *skip next 2 chs, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 chs, 1 dc in next ch, rep from * across. (Mark this as Right Side) Ch 3, turn.


Row 2-  Skip first 3 dc of first shell, work 5 dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc of shell, * 1 dc in next dc, skip 2 dc, work 5 dc in next dc of shell, skip last 2 dc of shell, rep from * across., dc in top of turning ch.

Rows 3 to 40- Repeat row 2 for pattern. Fasten off, leaving long enough tail to sew with and to weave in end afterwards.



Thread yarn end into blunt needle and sew piece into a tube by joining both ends. Fasten off, weave in ends.

You're done!


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Alyssa

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Alyssa is a relatively easy cowl made with a pretty stitch combination of popcorns and shells. It looks chunky and it is warm, but it still has some lace "holes" to it that makes it quite charming and the rich color is quite striking!


Materials-
Red Heart Classic Parakeet (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle
Marker

Skill- Moderately easy (not for a beginner, though)
Size- 31" L x 6 1/2" W



With Parakeet and H hook, ch 26.

Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (25 sts) Ch 3, turn (counts as first dc of next row throughout).
Row 2- (Mark as Right Side) 1 dc in next st, work Popcorn in next st as follows: make 5 dc in st, drop loop from hook, insert hook in front of the 5-dc group of stitches, hook dropped loop and draw yarn through, ch 1 to close (Popcorn made), *skip 4 sts, make 9 tr in next st, skip 4 sts, work Popcorn in next st, skip 4 sts, work 9 tr in next st, rep from * across till you reach the last 2 sts, 1 dc in each of 2 last sts. Ch 1, turn (does not count as a stitch throughout).
Row 3- 1 sc in each stitch across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 4- 1 dc in next st, 1 popcorn in next Popcorn, skip 4 sts, 9 tr in next st, *Popcorn in next Popcorn, skip 4 sts, 9 tr in next st, rep from * across till last 2 sts, 1 dc in each of last 2 sts. Ch 1, turn.
Row 5 to 52- Rep rows 3 and 4, ending with row 3. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Thread blunt needle with yarn and sew the Cowl closed. Fasten off, weave in tail.




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Liessa

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The cold months often come accompanied by dreary weather, gray skies and just a bit sad weather. A pop of color in your wardrobe will be so uplifting in a day or week like that. Liessa fits the bill perfectly. it is a super easy cowl to make, warm and attractive. It works up relatively easy and it would be an ideal project for a gift or for charity. Have fun making and wearing yours!

Skill- Relatively easy.
Size- 10" W (after Collar fold) x approximately 31" L (after Lace is finished)

Materials-
Red Heart Yarn variegated of your choice (1 skein), I used Super Saver Mexicana
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle to weave in ends

Ch 43.
Row 1- 1 tr in 5th ch from hook, 1 tr in each ch across. (40 sts) Ch 4, turn.
Row 2- 1 tr in each stitch across. (40 sts) Ch 4, turn.
Rows 3 to 25- 1 tr in each stitch across. (40 sts) Ch 4, turn.
Row 26- 1 tr in each stitch across. (40 sts) Ch 1, turn.

Fold 1" of the crocheted fabric to form the collar and pin in place.


Bottom of Cowl-
Row 1- 1 sc in each in each of first 25 stitches, now, working across the fold of the Collar, inserting the hook through both thicknesses, make 1 sc in each stitch across the fold of the collar, securing the collar. Ch 3, insert hook into second part of the cowl, and working through both thicknesses, make 1 sc in first stitch and continue by making 1 sc in each of next 4 stitches, also working through both sicknesses, 1 sc in each remaining stitch across row. (73 sts) Ch 4, turn (counts as first dc + ch 1 of next row).


Lace-
Row 1- Skip next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, *ch 1, skip 1 stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, rep from * until you reach the last stitch on the fold of the Collar, do not work a ch 1, skip first of ch-3 space, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc (V Stitch) in next ch, skip last ch, do not make a ch 1, 1 dc in first stitch of opposite side of folded Collar,  *ch 1, skip 1 stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, rep from * till end of row. Ch 4, turn.
Row 2- 1 dc in first dc, ch 1, *1 dc in next dc, ch 1, rep fro * across. Ch 4, turn.
Row 3- Rep row 2. Ch 4, turn.
Row 4- Rep row 2. Ch 3, turn.
Row 5- Work 2 dc in same spot as ch 3 (first stitch of row), ch 3, skip next ch 1 and 1 dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc and the ch 1-spaces in between them, skip next ch 1, and work 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc (Shell) in next dc, ch 3, skip following ch sp as well as 1 dc and dc, and work 1 sc in next dc, ch 3, skip 3 dc and the ch-1 spaces in between, skip next ch 1, Shell in next dc, ch 3, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip 6 sts, work 5 dc in V St in the center of Front, ch 3, skip 8 sts, 1 sc in next st, skip 7 sts, Shell in next st, ch 3, skip 4 sts, 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip 7 sts, Shell in next st, ch 3, 1 sc in top of turning ch, ch 3, turn.
Row 6- 2 dc in same spot as ch 3, ch 3, *1 sc in next sc, ch 3, Shell in center of next Shell, ch 3, rep, from * across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 7- Rep Row 6. Fasten off, leaving long tail to weave in ends. Weave in tail.

You're done!



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TeeAnna

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Cowls are one of the easiest pieces of neckwear you can make for yourself or for a friend. And this one is just lovely. The rich red color is a pick-me-up for any dreary and drab winter day and the touch of lace will just make you feel pretty. Enjoy!

Materials-
Red Heart yarns worsted weight, Cherry Red (1 skein)
Crochet hook, size H
Blunt needle to weave in ends
Scissors

Skill- Moderately easy.
Size- 39" Circumference (19" L x 8" W)


With Cherry Red and H hook, ch 29.

Row 1- Insert hook in 5th ch from hook, pull up a loop, yo and through the first 2 loops, leaving 1 loop on hook, *insert hook in next ch, pull up a loop, yo and through the first 2 loops, rep from * twice more, yo and pull through all loops on hook [bottom of diamond made], ch 2, 1 dc in next ch, rep across 1 dc in last ch. Ch 4, turn

Row 2- [Mark this as RIGHT SIDE] Work a 4-dc shell in top of first bottom diamond, ch 1, 1 dc in top of next dc, *4-dc shell in top of first bottom diamond, ch 1, 1 dc in top of next dc, rep from * across,1 dc in top of turning chain. (Diamond row completed) Ch 4, turn.

Row 3- Insert hook in first dc, pull up a loop, yo and through the first 2 loops, leaving 1 loop on hook, [insert hook in next dc, pull up a loop, yo and through the first 2 loops, leaving 1 loop on hook,] rep 3 more times, yo and pull through all loops on hook [bottom of diamond made], ch 2, 1 dc in next ch, rep across 1 dc in last ch. Ch 4, turn.


Note- Place a marker to remember that this the right side

Rows 4 to 31- Rep rows 2 and 3 for diamond lace pattern. Ch 3, turn.
Row 32- Work 26 dc across the row. Ch 4, turn (counts as first tr of next row).
Row 33- 1 tr in second dc of row, 1 tr in each dc across. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 34 to 56- Rep rows 32 and 33. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Thread blunt needle and sew into a tube. Weave in ends.

Done!






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