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This Easy Knitted Cowl is the second pattern within the project “Crochet and Knit for beginners” and I am super happy with it, because it is actually my first written knit pattern.

You can see the first pattern, Crocheted Winter Set here

Winter Set with Beanie & Cowl. Free Crochet Pattern

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It’s funny how  after 3 years I am finally publishing my first knitted pattern. You know why? Because I learned to knit before crochet and in my childhood I was more into knitting then into crochet. Maybe I was influenced by my Granny who was knitting all winter long. Anyways…the reason why I didn’t published a pattern until now, it’s because I am a faster crocheter then knitter and it was easier to finish one crochet project then a knitted one. But this year I promise my self to do both.

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If you are knew to this, I have to say it again that all the patterns in this category, Crochet and Knit for Beginners can be downloaded for FREE in all my shops, except Etsy where it will be listed for just 1 Euro because you can not list free items.  

 Before I will start talking about this Easy Knitted Cowl Pattern, I just want to highlight that I am opened for any of your suggestions on what to make for this section of my blog. So if you have any ideas and you will like to learn something, feel free to comment bellow.

Materials you will need

  • Yarn
    • Category 3, DK (the cowl it’s worked holding 2 strands of yarn at ones)
  • Needles

8 mm circular knit needles, 80 cm length

  • yarn needle to hide the ends
  • Scissors
  • 1 stitch marker
  • 6 mm crochet hook to fasten off

 Pattern notes

This Cowl features working in continuous rounds, knit stitch and purl stitch

It’s worked only on the right side.

Final measurements

70 cm circumference and approximate 30 cm high

How much yarn do you need?

This Cowl it’s the perfect project if you have some left-over yarn, because you will need only half skein of each color. (1 skein 100 grams and 300 m)

I used for this Easy Knitted Cowl, Scheepjes Color Crafter in color Black and Light Grey, but you can use any other DK, light weight yarn in contrasting colors to obtain this marble effect.

About the stitch pattern.

To make this easy cowl you need to know how to purl and how to knit.

k: Knit

k st  (knit stitch)– With yarn at back, insert point of right-hand needle in front of stitch from left to right on left-hand needle, bring yarn under and over the top of point of right needle, draw loop through stitch and drop this stitch off left needle.

 p: Purl

p st (purl stitch) – With yarn at front, insert point of right hand needle in front of stitch from right to left on left needle, bring yarn over and under the top of point of right needle, draw loop through stitch and drop this stitch off left needle.

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Abbreviations used in this pattern

  • K – knit
  • P – purl
  • St(s) – stitch (es)

Gauge

  • 12 k st = 10 cm (4”)
  • 16 k rows = 10 cm (4 “)

IF you can’t get to the same gauge, make a swatch to see how many k st you have in 10 cm, then multiply the number of stitches by 7 to see how many sts you need to cast on.

Pattern

Cast on 80 sts.

Before making the join make sure the sts are oriented inside the circle and your yarn is on your right needle.

Join

With the right needle take the first stitch from the left needle. Then, pull out the second st from the right needle. Let this st between you needles. This will be the join.

Use a stitch marker and put it on your right needle, to mark the beginning of the round.

Round 1: k all the sts around.

Round 2: p all the sts around

Rounds 3 – 6: Repeat rounds 1 and 2 (alternate 1 k round with 1 p round)

Rounds 7 – 47: k all sts around

Rounds 48 – 53 : alternate 1 p round with 1 k round

Fasten off

Use a 6 mm crochet hook as your right needle.

P first st, you have now 1 loop on your hook.

P next st, and pull the loop through the first loop on your hook. Repeat with all sts.  Make sure you  you have only one loop on your hook after each p st. At the end of the round insert the hook st and make a slip st. Chain 1 and cut the yarn.

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To finish

Wave in all ends (well there are only 2)

And the Cowl is done! Super easy isn’t it?

You can also watch the video tutorial here

 

Fall Colors Dress is a new crocheted garment that I will wear it with pleasure.

Every time I design a new crocheted item, I’m thinking on something I would like to wear. So, sorry if we didn’t share the same taste and fill free to use the contact form for any suggestions on what you will like me to design, because I would love to make things also for you, not only for me ???

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Fall Colors Dress. Free Pattern and Tutorial

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The idea of this Fall Colors Dress, came to me while I was working on the Bat Wings Sweater.

I loved the shape and how easy is to make it. So, I was thinking that, maybe, this season we will see a lot of sweaters and I wanted something else.

About the design

The design of the Fall Colors Dress is very simple.

First we will work the top part, which is the same design and the same pattern as for the Bat Wings Sweater.

Then, after finishing the top part, we will start the skirt, working in rounds, starting at the bottom of the top part.

So basically we will do a sweater and then add the skirt.

Pretty simple, isn’t’ it?

Fall Colors Dress

Now, about the materials I used and some suggestions.

I used Scheepjes Whirlette, which is a 4 ply, fingering yarn. But, since I wanted to obtain a beautiful degrade, I worked with 2 strands of yarn.

Working with 2 strands of yarn, I obtain approximately the same weight as a DK, Worsted Yarn. That means that you will have a lot of option to make this Fall Colors Dress.

I worked with a 5 mm (H US Size) crochet hook.

You will also need 2 stitch markers, Scissors and a tapestry needle.

About the amount of yarn you will need.

You will need in total :

Size S – 1620 m / 1770 yds

M – 1760 m / 1920 yds

L – 1900 m / 2079 yds

XL – 2000 m / 2180 yds

XXL – 2130 m / 2320 yds

I calculated the yarn taking in consideration 2 strand of yarn. So basically I bought  twice more yarn than the length listed above.

To be more specific, for size S, I used 2.5 spheres of Scheepjes Whirlette Chocolate, 2 in color Banan, 1.6 in color Mango and 1 in color Mint.

Fall Colors dress

How I used the colors  

I started with 2 strands in color Chocolate, then when I finished the number of rows with this color, I cut 1 strand of chocolate and joined one strand of Mango.

Then I added Banan, working with one strand of mango, one of banan, and the last color was with one strand of Banan, one strand of Mint. So I had in total 4 colors ( obtained with 2 strands of yarn)

I divided the total number of rows by 4 ( the number of shades) and the result was the number of rows worked with each shade.

But feel free to choose your colors as you wish.

So, the pattern is available for sizes from S to XXL and is wrote in US (continental terms).

As I said we will start with the top part, which is the same pattern as for the Bat Wings Sweater.

Abbreviations used in this pattern

  • Ch – chain
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • FPDc – Front post double crochet
  • BPDc – Back Post double crochet
  • St (s) – stitch (es)
  • Inc – increase ( 2 hdc in the same st)
  • Dec – decrease ( sc2tog – 2 single crochet worked together)

Gauge

15 hdc = 10 cm (4″)

11 rows = 10 cm (4″)

The Final measurement of the top part are listed in the diagram bellow. The skirt will have the circumference of the bottom of the sweater and in length is up to you, depending on how long or short you want the Fall Colors Dress to be.

bat wings sweater diagram

 

Make the foundation chain (you can also start with a foundation double crochet if you want)

  • S – 76 sts
  • M – 90
  • L – 105
  • XL – 120
  • XXL – 135

the top part of the Fall Colors Dress is oversized, so it should fit bigger hips, but if you know that you have bigger hips, measure your hips circumference, divide the length in half, add a couple of inches ( 5 cm) and this will be the starting length.

Row 1

1 Hdc in each st to the end of the row. Ch 2 and turn.

For size S, repeat this row 4 more times (5 rows in total)

M – repeat row 1, 6 more times ( 7 rows)

L, XL, XXL – repeat row 1, 7 more times (8 rows)

Row 6 (8, 9,9,9)

1 inc in the first st (2 hdc in the first st), 1 hdc in each stitch to the last one, 1 inc in the last st. Ch 2 and turn.

Rows 7 – 44 (9 – 44, 10 – 44, 10 – 44, 10 – 44)

I worked with each color 14 rows.

Repeat row 6 (8, 9,9,9)

After 44 rows you will have:

S – 154 sts

M – 164

L – 177

XL – 192

XXL – 207

Starting with the next row we will continue working straight without increasing:

  • S – 11 rows
  • M – 13
  • L – 14
  • XL – 15
  • XXL – 16

Now it’s time to let a space for the neck. On this step you will need 2 stitch markers or 2 strand of a different color yarn.

For the neck we will mark in the middle:

  • S – 36 sts ( 59 sts left on each side)
  • M – 38 sts ( 63 sts left on each side)
  • L – 41 sts ( 68 sts left on each side)
  • XL – 44 sts (74 sts left on each side)
  • XXL – 47 sts ( 80 sts left on each side)

 

Fall colors dress

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Row 56 (56, 58, 59, 60)

1 hdc in each sts to the first stitch marker ( make 1 hdc in the stitch marked too), ch 36 (38, 41, 44, 47), 1 hdc in the second marked stitch and 1 hdc in each stitch to the end of the row.

After this row we will start to work the back side of the top part of the Fall Colors Dress.

Basically we will repeat the pattern for the front side but in mirror.

So, we will continue to work the same number of straight rows as we did for the front side, before the neck opening.

S – 11 rows

M – 13 rows

L – 14 rows

XL – 15 rows

XXL – 16 rows.

Now to obtain the same shape as for the front side we will start, beginning with the next row, decreasing with 1 st at every beginning and end of the row.

We will do the decrease by making sc2tog in the first 2 sts and in the last 2.

We will work like this:

S – 39 rows

M – 37

L – 36

XL – 36

XXL – 36

Now we have the same width as we started and of course the same number of stitches.

We will continue with straight rows, without decreasing:

S – 5 row

M – 7 rows

L – 8 rows

XL – 8 rows

XXL – 8 rows.

And the top part of the Fall Colors Dress is done. Fold it in half and sew the edges.

Skirt

Start in one side of the bottom of the top part. We will work the skirt in half double crochet, but working in rounds this time.

Round 1

Ch 1, 1 hdc in the same st. 1 hdc in each stitch of the bottom of the top part. Sl st with the first hdc.

Repeat round 1 for as many rounds as you want, until you have the desired length.

I made 12 rounds with 2 strands in Chocolate color and then 10 rounds with each of the next color.

Fall Colors Dress

After finishing you will have to make one cord for the waist. I made 1 chain off 180 sts and then 1 sl st in each st to the end. Make it as long as you need.

Fall Colors Dress

Then with a yarn needle insert the cord trough the sts in the middle of the dress.  Aa…..nd done.

Lovely dress !

Fall Colors Dress. Free Pattern & Tutorial

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Hope you will like it.

Bellow is the video tutorial for the Bat Wings Sweater that will help you to make the top part. The Skirt is easy to make and I think the written instructions are enough.

Enjoy Crochet!

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Fall Colors Dress. Free crochet pattern & Tutorial

The Pumpkin Sweater had to be posted last week, but I was super busy trying to finish some other projects that I had, that I didn’t have time to write.

But here it is:  an easy and super fun pattern.

I enjoyed making it and I hope you will try it.

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The Pumpkin Sweater Free Pattern and video tutorial

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The idea of this Pumpkin Sweater came after I bought this beautiful Merino wool yarn which came in 4 skeins of 50 grams each (160 m) with a beautiful degrade. The Yarn is from hobbii.com and is called Mayflowers Merino the collection.

picture from hobbii.com

You can find there some beautiful colors.

This particular yarn is light and according with the weight is a fingering 4 ply yarn, but according with the thickness, I would say that is closer to a DK, worsted yarn.

So,  a DK worsted yarn might work too for this pattern. If you want to obtain the degrade, you can work with a thinner yarn, choosing two colors and working with 2 strands of yarn, using for the middle part, one strand of one color and one strand of the other.

The pattern is for sizes from 6 months up to 4-5 years and is wrote in US terms.

The total amount of yarn you will need for each size is:

  • 6 months – 140 gr/ 430 m/ 470 yds
  • 12 – 18 months – 160 gr / 510 m / 560 yds
  • 2 – 3 years – 170 gr / 545 m / 590 yds
  • 4 – 5 years – 200 gr / 630 m / 690 yds

The final dimensions of the Pumpkin Sweater are in the diagram bellow:

About the design

The Pumpkin sweater is a raglan sweater worked from top to bottom.

Starting with a yoke and then separating the sleeves from the body of the sweater. Then working the sleeves and body individually.

I liked working with raglan because no assembly is needed.

 

You might also like:

  1. Snowdrop Cardigan; 2. Mini Fancy Sweater 

3. Blue-Sky Cadi

The stitch that I used is the Cross Stitch. I alternate one round in single crochet and one in double crochet cross stitch.

Here is the stitch chart and the beginning of the yoke:

Pumpkin sweater stitch pattern chart

So, the first round will be in single crochet and the second in double crochet cross stitch.

For all the sweater we will only repeat these 2 rounds.

Cross stitch

Skip one stitch and make 1 dc in the next. Then go back and make 1 dc in the stitch that you skipped.

Abbreviation used in this pattern

Ch – chain

Sc – single crochet

Dc – double crochet

dc cross – double crochet cross stitch

St(s) – stitch (es)

Sl st – slip stitch

Inc – Increase (3 sc in the same st on the round in sc or 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc on the round in dc cross)

Dec – decrease

Gauge

9 dc cross = 10 cm (4″)

18 sc = 10 cm (4″)

12 rows ( 1 sc and 1 dc cross) = 10 cm (4″)

the pumpkin sweater

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Now with all these things being said we can start the Pumpkin Sweater.

First the foundation chain:

  • 6 month – 56 sts
  • 12 – 18 months – 64 sts
  • 2 – 3 years – 72 sts
  • 4 – 5 years – 80 sts

Join with sl st.

Round 1

For this round the number of sts for sizes 12 – 18 months, 2-3 years and 4-5 years are wrote between brackets.

Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st  1 sc in the next 7 (8, 9, 10) sts, 1 inc in the next (3 sc in the same st).

Continue with 1 sc in the next 10 (12, 14, 16) sts, 1 inc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 16 (18, 20, 22) sts, 1 inc in the next, 1 sc in the next 10 (12, 14, 16) sts, 1 inc in the next, 1 sc in the last 8 (9, 10, 11) sts.

Sl st to join.

To be more easy to know where to increase on the next round, put a stitch marker in the second st of the increase.

Round 2

Ch 2, 1 dc in the same stitch, dc cross to the marked st, 1 inc ( 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the marked st.

Continue with the dc cross to the next corner ( next marked st) and here make another inc.

Continue like this to the end of the round and join with a sl st with the 1st dc.

Pumpkin Sweater

We will repeat to alternate these 2 rounds until we finished the yoke and have in total:

6 months – 16 rounds

12 – 18 months – 16 rounds

2-3 years – 16 rounds

4-5 years – 18 rounds

On the next round we will separate the sleeves from the body of the pumpkin sweater.

Pumpkin sweater the yoke

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We will start the round as normal and working 1 sc in each st until the first corner.

To make the join we will make 2 sc together, one in the fist corner, then skip the sts for the sleeve and make the second sc in the second corner.

Yarn over and pull the yarn trough all loops on the hook.

At this round I changed the color with the second one.

pumpkin sweater separating round

Now we will continue to work on the body of the Pumpkin Sweater until you have in total (counting from the armpit to the bottom):

6 months – 24 rounds

12 – 18 months – 26 rounds

2 – 3 years – 30 rounds

4 – 5 years – 32 rounds.

Having 3 more colors, I just divided the number of rounds at 3, and worked the same number of rounds with each color.

Sleeves

Round 1

Starting from the armpit, join the yarn and make 1 sc in each st around.

Make sure that you have an even number of sts because you will need that on the dc cross round.

If you don’t have, just make 1 sc more to get to an even number.

Round 2

Ch 2, 1 dc in the same st, dc cross to the end of the round. Join with a sl st.

Round 3

Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st, 1 dec ( sc2tog), 1 sc in each st until you have 2 sts left, 1 dec in these 2 sts. Sl st to join.

Repeat round 2 and 3 until you have in total

6 months – 14 rounds

12 – 18 months – 14 rounds

2 – 3 years – 20 rounds

4 – 5 years – 20 rounds

Then continue to alternate one round in sc and one round in dc cross, without decreasing:

6 months – 6 more rounds

12 – 18 months – 8 more rounds

2 – 3 years – 6 more rounds

4- 5 years – 8 more rounds.

And 1 sleeve is done. For the colors I used the same pattern as for the body of the Pumpkin Sweater, only that with the last color I made less rounds because the sleeve is shorter.

Repeat the same pattern for the second sleeve and the Pumpkin Sweater is done.

Pumpkin Sweater

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For the border I used “twisted single crochet” st. You can see how is done in the video tutorial bellow.

Hope you will love this pattern as I do and to try it.

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The Pumpkin Sweater. Free pattern with stitch chart, diagram and video tutorial. For sizes from 6 months to 4-5 years

Pumpkin Sweater. Free Pattern & Video Tutorial