Cherry Ice Cream Warming Collar

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This is my after-Christmas gift for all of you who love pretty things! A warming collar is a lovely piece that can substitute a scarf in a really nice way. This one is very easy to make, I hope you enjoy it.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all you blessings and good things in the coming New Year!

I used Red Heart Candy Print for this collar. I love the way this yarn turns almost anything you make into a swirl of delicious pink!

Materials-
1 skein Red Heart worsted weight variegated yarn Candy Print
Red heart worsted weight Pretty ‘N Pink (about half of a skein or less)
Crochet hook sizes H and G
Blunt needle
Scissors

We will start the scarf on its narrow end and will form the width this way, then we will work upwards.
Ch 8.
Row 1- 1 dc in fourth ch from hook, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in last ch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- In the first ch-2 sp, work 1 sc, 2 dc, 1 sc, in the next ch-2 sp, make 1 sc, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, 1 sc, in the last ch-2 sp, work 1 sc, 2 dc, 1 sc, in the next ch-2 sp, ch 2, 1 dc in last 3 dc, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- Skip first dc (ch 3 stands as 1 dc of row throughout) 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 2, skip all the way to ch-2 sp in center shell, work 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in that ch-2sp, ch 1, turn.
Rep rows 2 and 3 for pattern until you have reached 31 inches or a total of 50 rows. Fasten off Candy print and weave in tail.

Note 1- We have just finished the width of the collar, and will be working vertically now.

Row 51- Join Candy Print to top edge of collar (in top of last dc row which is now lying horizontally) and work a ch 4, skip 1 space across the dc row and make 1 dc, ch 1, *skip 1 space, make 1 dc, ch 1, rep from * across. (67 dc) Ch 4, turn.
Row 52- 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, *1 dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * across. (67 dc) Ch 4, turn.
Row 53- Skip first dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, *1 dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * across. (67 dc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 54- 1 sc in each dc, skipping each ch across. (67 sc)
Row 55- 1 sc in each of first 10 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, [1 sc in each of next 10 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc] rep 3 times, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (63 sc) Fasten off Candy Print, weave in tail.
Row 56 (Lining)- Join Pretty ‘N Pink. (Working on back loops only) Make 1 sc in each sc across. (63 sc) Ch 3, turn.
Note 2- Ch 3 stands for first dc of row. Ch 4, stands for first tr of row.
Row 57- 1 dc in each of first 10 sc, 2 dc in next sc, [1 dc in each of next sc, 2 dc in next sc,] 4 times, 1 dc in each of last 8 sc. (68 dc) Ch 4, turn.
Row 58- 1 tr in each dc across. (68 tr) Ch 3, turn.
Row 58- 1 dc in each tr across. (68 dc) Ch 4, turn.
Row 59- 1 tr in each dc across. (68 tr) Ch 3, turn.
Row 60- 1 dc in each tr across. (68 dc) Fasten off Pretty ‘N Pink. Weave in tail.
After you finish the Lining, pull it down so that it falls appropriately behind the top of the collar. Sew collar lining to the edge of Candy Print collar, as invisibly as possible to make sure that the lining will stay in place. Fasten off, weave in tail. Repeat on opposite side of collar. Fasten off, weave tail. Work on ties and pom poms.

Ties (Make 2)-
With Candy Print and G hook, ch 61.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across, (60 sc)
Fasten off Candy Print, leaving long tail to sew with.

Pom Poms (Make 2)-
With Candy Print, wrap yarn 59 to 60 times around 3 fingers in your hand (the index and the next 2 fingers.) Slide the yarn off carefull. Cut a piece of Candy Print yarn and tie tightly around the center of the wrapped bundle of yarn. With a pair of scissors, trim all around. Make sure both pom poms are the same size. Leave at 1” all around.

Sew 1 pom pom to the end of each tie. Thread blunt needle with Candy Print and sew each tie to neck edge of collar. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Done!


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Sumptuous Gemstones

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You can put any old thing around your neck to get some warmth, but I prefer to put a lovely thing!
This pretty short scarf is made mostly from scraps of various colors which coordinate with a variegated yarn. Any granny square or patchwork lover will really go for this one!


Materials:
Red Heart worsted weight yarn (Super Saver) in the following colors:
Claret (scraps)
Burgundy (scraps)
Paddy Green (scraps)
Soft navy (scraps)
Blue (scraps)
Turqua (scraps)
Shocking Pink (scraps)
Real Teal (scraps)
Royal (scraps)
Amethyst (scraps)
Dark Orchid (scraps)
Red Heart Variegated Classic Gemstone (scraps)

Crochet hook sizes H, G and F
Blunt needle
Scissors
Measuring tape


Solid half Squares:
With Suggested color and H hook, ch 3.
Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each sc across. Ch 2, turn. (3 sc)
Row 3- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each sc across. Ch 2, turn. (5 sc)
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each sc across. Ch 2, turn. (7 sc)
Row 5- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each sc across. Ch 2, turn. (9 sc)
Row 6- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each sc across. Ch 2, turn. (11 sc)
Row 7- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each sc across. Ch 2, turn. (13 sc)
Row 8- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each sc across. Ch 2, turn. (15 sc)
Row 9- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each sc across. Ch 2, turn. (17 sc)
Row 10- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each sc across. Ch 2, turn. (19 sc)
Row 11- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each sc across. Ch 2, turn. (21 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.


Make 1 Solid Half Square in each of the following colors:

Turqua
Shocking Pink
Paddy Green
Real Teal
Amethyst
Dark Orchid
Burgundy
Claret


Granny Half Squares:
With H hook and suggested color, ch 5.
Row 1- 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in 5th ch from hook, ch 1, 1 dc. Ch 4, turn.
Row 2- 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in last dc. Ch 4, turn.
Row 3- 3 dc, ch 1 in each of next ch-1 spaces, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc and ch 1 in each of next 2 ch-1 spaces, ch 1, 1 dc in last stitch of row. Ch 4, turn.
Row 4- 3 dc, ch 1 in each of next 3 ch-1 spaces, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc and ch 1 in each of next 3 ch-1 spaces, ch 1, 1 dc in last stitch of row. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Make 8 granny Half Squres for this short scarf in the following colors:
4 in Soft Navy
3 in Royal
1 in blue


Sew 1 Solid Half Square to 1 Granny Half Square to each other to form a square. Then, when you have all your squares completed, sew to each other.
Fasten off, weave in tail.

Edging-
Row 1- With F hook join Gemstone yarn to the edge of one of the narrow edges of the scarf, work 18 sc across that edge.
2 sc in corner, and now, working on the long side of scarf, make 127 sc across that long edge, making 2 sc in corner, and making 18 sc
across opposite short side of scarf, then make 127 sc on opposite long side of scarf. (290 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc all around. (290 sc) Ch 4, turn.
Row 3- Skip 2 sc, 1 sc in next sc, *ch 4, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in next sc, rep from * across. Fasten off, weave in tail. Repeat these loops on opposite
short side of scarf. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Measure and cut 4 pieces of yarn, 8 inches long, per loop and folding them in half, insert hook in loop and pull center of fold, then pass ends of yarn through the loop that has formed
and tighten to complete the tassel. Repeat across. Do the same on opposite short end of scarf.

Gathering Strap-
Note- leave a tail at the beginning of strap and at the end of it to sew to sides of scarf.

With Gemstone and G hook, Ch 22.
Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (20 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 2- 1 hdc in each sc across. (20 hdc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each hdc across. (20 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Thread blunt needle with leftover tail and placing the strap across the middle of the second square on the left side of scarf, sew strap in place.
Fasten off, weave in tails.

Done!



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