Gianna

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This is a simple but pretty and feminine cowl that can be made in a jiffy. This would be a wonderful charity project or gift for a friend. The beautiful lavender color lends a romantic look to the lacy pattern. Enjoy yours!

Size- 28 1/2 L (in circumference) x 6 1/4" W
Skill- Moderately easy

Special Stitch- 2-Dc Cluster: *YO, insert hook in stitch or space indicated in pattern, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * once more, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

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


Ch 28 loosely.
Row 1- (Right Side) Make (2-Dc Cluster, ch 1, 2-Dc Cluster) in 5th ch from hook, * skip next 2 chs, (4 dc, ch 1) in next ch, skip next 5 chs, work (2-Dc Cluster, ch 1, 2-Dc Cluster) in next ch; rep from * across, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in last ch. Place a marker on this row as right side. Ch 4, turn (counts as first dc plus ch 1 of next row).
Row 2- Work (2-Dc Cluster, ch 1) twice in ch-1 space of first Cluster, ch 1, insert hook in the center of next shell, under the Vs of stitches and work 4 dc, ch 1, *make (2-Dc Cluster, ch 1) twice in ch-1 space of next Cluster, ch 1, work a 4-Dc shell in center of next Shell, making sure you insert the hook under the Vs of stitches, ch 1, rep from *across. End row by working 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 4, turn.
Rep row 2 until piece measures approximately 23".
Loopy Stitch:
Row 1- (This will be the base) work 1 sc in each stitch across. (24 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- Insert hook in first stitch from hok and draw up a loop, insert hook in next st and pull up a loop, yo and through 3 loops on hook, ch 1, *draw up a loop in each of next 2 sts, yo and through 3 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * across, 1 sc in l ast st of row. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- *Draw up a loop in each of first 2 sts, yo and through 3 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * across, 1 sc in last st of row.
Rep Row 3 for pattern until this section measures 3 1/4". Fasten off, leaving long enough tail to sew Gianna into a tube and also weave in end.

Done! Enjoy your cowl.


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Alexia

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This cowl looks more complicated than it really is. The combination of a beautiful shade of Guava green and a richly textured herringbone pattern yield an elegant piece that would look gorgeous on any woman.
Alexia would be a wonderful gift for yourself or anybody else. It is also a gorgeous charity project. The cowl is short enough not to get in the way and substantial enough to warm you up when you need it.

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


Ch 28.

Row 1- (RIGHT SIDE) Work 1 sc in second ch from hook, * ch 1, skip next ch, 1 sc in next ch; rep from * across. (14 sc) Ch 1, turn. (Mark as right side).
Row 2- 1 sc in first sc, * ch 1, 1 sc in next sc, rep across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in first sc, ch 1, 1 sc in next sc, *ch 6, skip next 2 ch spaces, insert hook into  skipped chain of beginning ch below next ch-1 space and work a slip stitch, ch 6, skip next 2 ch-1 spaces, sc in next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in next sc, rep from * across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in first sc, ch 1, 1 sc in next sc, *[ch 1, 1 dc] 4 times, [ch 1, 1 sc in next sc] twice. Ch 1, turn.


Row 5- 1 sc in first sc, ch 1, 1 sc in next sc, * ch 6, skip 2 dc and ch-1 spaces, work 1 slip stitch in base of dc 2 rows below,  one row above previous slipped stitich, ch 6, 1 sc in next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in next sc; rep from * across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in first sc, ch 1, 1 sc in next sc, *[ch 1, 1 dc] 4 times, [ch 1, 1 sc in next sc] twice; rep from * across. Ch 1, turn.

Rep rows 5 and 6 until piece measures approximately 26" long, ending with row 5. Ch 1, turn.
Edge- 1 sc in first st, ch 1, *1 sc in next st, ch 1; rep from * across. Repeat this row one more time.


This is how the reverse side looks.

Fasten off, leaving a yarn tail long enough to sew into a tube and weave in end.
Sew, piece closed, weave in what is left of the tail.

You're done!


Prosper and Be in Health
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Cara

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This is a pretty and easy cowl in a lush and vibrant color which goes well with any complexion. It is an ideal project for gifts and for charity.
It is wonderful since it uses less than 1 skein of yarn.

Skill- Easy (if a beginner, you need to be able to read and follow patterns)
Size- 2 1/2" W x 12 1/2" L (27" in Circumference)

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


Ch 25.

Row 1- Yarn over, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook and pull up a loop, keep loops on hook, yo, insert hook into next ch and pull up a loop, yo and through 4 loops on hook, yarn over and through last 2 loops (Faggot made), *yo, insert hook into Faggot stitch just made and pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into next chain and pull up a loop, yo and though 4 loops on hook, yo and through last 2 loops, rep from * across. (22 Faggots) Ch 3 (counts as first dc of next row), turn.
Row 2- 1 dc in each stitch across. (22 dc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 3- Yo, insert hook into ch 2 you made to turn, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into next dc, pull up a loop, yo and through 4 lops on hook, yo and through last 2 loops on hook, *yo, insert hook into faggot just made and pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into next dc and pull up a loop, yo and through 4 loops on hook, yo and through last 2 loops, rep from * across. (22 Faggots) Ch 3, turn.
Rows 4 to 47- Rep rows 2 and 3 alternately. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with and have something left to weave in end.


You're done! Wear it pretty!


Bible Universe
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Joanna

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Joanna is for lovers of green, and for those who want something fast and easy that wears well in the their favorite shade. It is also for those of you who make warm items for charity (I carry you in my heart) because this pattern does not take too long to make and does not consume too much yarn. It is fit for a relative beginner who can follow instructions. Enjoy!


Materials:

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

Skill- Relatively easy
Size- 7" W x 26" L (circumference)


Chain 25

Row 1- 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, skip 1 ch, 2 dc in next ch, rep across, 1 dc in each of last 2 ch. (11 2-dc shells) Ch 4, turn.
Row 2- 1 tr in each stitch across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- 1 dc in same spot as ch 3, skip 1 stitch, *2 dc in next st, skip 1 stitch, rep from * across, 1 dc in each of last 2 sts. (11 2-dc shells) Ch 4, turn.
Row 4- 1 tr in each stitch across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 5- Rep 3.
Row 6- Rep row 4.
Rows 7 to 34- Rep rows 3 and 4 alternately. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.
Thread blunt or yarn needle with tail, sew the piece into a tube, weave in end.

Done!



The Higher Life
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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!


To Love Him For It All
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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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