Boxy Neck Warmer

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Easy as they come and nice to boot! If you are making little gifts to delight your friends for the Holidays, this one might qualify for your list! An added bonus is the little frog closure which you can easily learn to make and which will be very useful for many other things, such as purses, shoulder swraps, cardigans, you name it!
Note- Because some of you were asking me questions about this neck warmer. I took out the previous pattern and remade it completely new. In a simpler format that is even easier than the first but has the same handsome results. (Please, do not ask for the previous pattern, it has been deleted!)
Materials:
Worsted weight yarn of your choice (I used Red Heart Claret for the neck warmer and a little bit of Red Heart Lipstick for the frog-style closure.)
G hook
tapestry needle
button of your choice
of your choice
Ch 30 loosely.
Note 1- Ch 3 stands for 1st dc of row throughout.
Note 2- ALWAYS work your edging loops on a right side row.
Row 1- Dc in 4th ch from hk and in each chain across. Ch 3, turn.(28 dc)
Row 2- 1 dc in each dc across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 8 dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 4- 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch3, 1 dc in each of last 3 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 5- 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in each of last 3 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 6- Rep row 4. Ch 3, turn.
Row 7- Rep row 5 . Ch 3, turn.

Rows 8 to 34- Rep row 4 and row 5 alternately. Ch 3, turn.
Row 35- 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, skip first ch of ch-3 space, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, skip 1st ch of ch-3 sp and make 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, skip 1st ch of ch-3 sp and make 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, skip 1st ch of next ch-s space and make 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, continue this way until you have completed 28 sts across, including beginning ch-3. Chain 3, turn. (28 dc)
Row 36- 1 dc in each dc across.

Row 37- Ch 2, hold loop on hook, yo, insert hook in next dc, pull up a loop, yo, pass yarn through first two loops in next stitch as if to begin a double crochet, yo, finish both stitches together by pulling hte last yarn through all loops that you are holding on your hook. (Decrease or dc2tog made.) Work 1 dc in each of next 10 dc, then, yo, insert hook in next dc and pull up loop as if to make a dc, leave unfinished, yo, repeat with next dc, yo and pull yarn through all loops on hook (dc2tog made), make 1 dc in each of next 10 dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc, 1 dc in each of last 2 dc. (25 dc)


Row 38- Decrease over first 2 dc at start of row, 1 dc in each of next 5 dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 5 dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 5 dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc, 1 dc in each of last 3 dc. (22 dc)
Row 39- Start with a dec, make 1 dc in each of next 20 dc, 1 dec at end of row. (21 dc)

Row 40- 1 dec at beg of row, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 9 dc, dc2tog over last 2 dc to end the row.(19 dc)
Row 41- 1 decrease at beg of row, 1 dc in each of next 5 dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 8 dc, dc2tog to end row. (16 dc)

Row 42- 1 dec at beg of row, 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, dc2tog over next 4 dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, dc2tog over last 2 dc to end row. (13 dc)
Row 43- Decrease at beg of row over first 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, dc2tog over last 2 dc. (10 dc)
Row 44- 1 Dec at beg of row, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, dc2tog over last 2 dc. (7 dc) Ch 3 turn.
Row 45- 1 dc in each of next 6 dc.
Repeat the last 5 rows on opposite side of neck warmer. Make edging on both sides as follows:
Mark last row as Right Side. Loop Edging: Ch 25, sl st in same space, 1 sc in next st, rep across till you reach the last 2 sts, ch 25, slip st in same space, (no sc in between.)Fasten off. Weave in tail.
Join yarn on the other side of neck warmer and rep rows 37 to Loop Edging on that side. Fasten off and weave in tail.

Frog-style closure: With Lipstick yarn and G hook, make a crab stitch braid that is 10 inches long. Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew with.
You can make your closure in several ways, but let's try a simple one. Bend the crab stitch cord you just made in half, take the left leg of that bent cord and cross it over the right side leg, forming a loop, without undoing that loop, insert that same leg of cord into the center of the loop and pull gently, until you have a nice knot that looks almost like a Josephine knot, and two pieces of crab cord at both ends. You are going to bend those two pieces of cord and sew them with the tail you left, one upwards and one downwards, to form your frog. Then you will sew this to the neck warmer at a height that is comfortable to close it around the neck, using the small loops of the crab cord to anchor your stitches. Fasten off. Sew button opposite loop of the frog closure on the other side of the neck warmer. Fasten off.
Note: Since this is a closure and it will pulled ever time the neckwarmer is used, sew your stitches firmly, not tight, but firm so that the pretty frog will not come apart.
You're done!
This pattern has been corrected. Thank you again, Margaret!
Fire-ice-aiken, the pattern is simpler now!



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3 comments:

Beverooni said...

VERY clever! I really love it. Thanks for the patten.

Lovely blog. I'll visit often now I have found you!

Bev

buse.mary said...

Please help this person from Crochetlist:
Since I have an account with Google, I am forwarding her request. (Mary from Stella-Marie Publications)

I am trying to put a comment on a blog, to contact the person
regarding missing instructions on her pattern. I am attempting
to make her Boxy Neck Warmer.

What is the simple way to add a comment to a blog. I have
tried everything. I do not want to open an account with
Google - which is where her blog is.

Sorry for the off topic email..... but I really want to make
this neck warmer as a Christmas gift..... but can not
get past Row 3. Pretty sad :-(

Margaret
mfraleig@ciaccess.com

Craftybegonia said...

I made the pattern while I was having lunch and typed all at once and skipped a few stitches on Row 3,I'm sorry! I fixed it and the pattern works now.