Thursday, October 18, 2018

Free Crochet Pattern...Sweet Potato Pie Cowl!


The Sweet Potato Pie Cowl is a chunky, super easy to stitch up cowl that is cozy for fall and all the way into winter.  Worked in only 7 quick rounds, it is a great pattern for knocking out some gifts on your list, craft shows, and shops too!  Beautiful and fun puff stitches give texture, while easy as pie (pun intended) double crochets frame them in nicely.  Fun to make and fun to wear!

Need a little extra help?  There's a full video tutorial too!

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Click below to watch the full video tutorial:



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This cowl looks super cute is so many color combinations too...here's a sneak peek of the "raspberry" I made in the video tutorial:


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Materials:
  • 3/4 ball of Wool Ease Thick and Quick (Main color/color A)
  • 1/4 ball of Wool Ease Thick & Quick (Puff stitch round, color B)
  • 10.0 mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Note: If you need to substitute yarn, look for a "6" on the yarn weight scale, super bulky, that also recommends a 9.0 mm hook.  We'll be using a 10 mm hook, but this yarn weight works great for this cowl.

Sizing:
  • 6.5 Inches Tall
  • 32 Inch Circumference



Sweet Potato Pie Cowl
By Jennifer Dickerson


Instructions:
  • Color A (pumpkin shown in photos, raspberry shown in video)
  • Color B (cream shown in photos, blossom/light pink shown in video)

Note: Round 4 is the puff stitch round.  To make a puff stitch, wrap yarn around hook and draw up a loop (3 loops on your hook), wrap yarn around hook and draw up another loop (5 loops on your hook), wrap yarn around hook and draw up a loop (7 loops on your hook). Wrap yarn around hook one more time and bring it through all 7 loops on your hook. 

With color A, ch 46, join in the furthest ch from the hook with a sl st.

Round 1 (color A): Ch 3, then work a dc into each ch.  Join to close round with a sl st.

Round 2 (color A): Ch 3, then work a dc into each st.  Join to close round with a sl st.

Round 3 (color A): Repeat round 2

Round 4 (color B): Ch 3, then work a (puff stitch, ch 1) in each stitch. (see notes above to learn how to work this stitch or follow along with the video)  Join to close round with a sl st.

Round 5 (color A): Ch 3, then work a dc into the first space.  Continue around, working a dc in between each puff stitch.  Join to close round with a sl st.


Round 6 (Color A): Repeat round 2

Round 7 (color A): Repeat round 2.

Fasten off and weave in and ends that remain.



© Jennifer Dickerson 2018

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Fall CAL Color Inspiration!


Good morning crocheters!  As we are gearing up for the Fall CAL (in case you missed yesterday's post, here's week 1, intro and supplies), I made this post to give you some crochet along inspiration...so much fun!

In case you're just joining us, here's the schedule of our CAL:


So many of you have been sharing your color choices and others have been asking about additional colors to be used...I though it would be lots of fun to put some additional palettes together.  I've created 4, 5, and 6 color combinations for some variety.  Pick and choose what you like, or use them as a springboard for your own inspirations!  Which one is your favorite?

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All of the yarn shown below is Red Heart Super Saver Chunky, for those of you who can't get this yarn in your country, Red Heart Super Saver is a Bulky "5" weight yarn that recommends a 8.0 mm "L" crochet hook.  Stick with those guidelines and you'll be fine!  Please be aware not all colors are available everywhere.

Many of you mentioned already that you'll be using regular Super Saver, click below for some color inspiration for that yarn too!


Check out my color ideas below!  Which is your favorite? (Note: names of the colors are in parenthesis below each palette)

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goldenrod, cherry red, real teal, gray heather

gray heather, buff, goldenrod, light grey 

goldenrod, tea leaf, gray heather, buff 

claret, cherry red, tea leaf, real teal 

turqua, soft white, cherry red, real teal 

flamingo, minty, dark orchid, blue 

blue, dark orchid, cherry red, goldenrod, tea leaf 

coffee, buff, tea leaf, goldenrod, cherry red 

dark orchid, buff, grenadine, gray heather, blue, goldenrod 

goldenrod, coffee, tea leaf, cherry red, real teal, dark orchid 

blue, real teal, dark orchid, cherry red, grenadine, flamingo

petal pink, soft white, minty, light gray, tea leaf, buff

Happy crocheting lovelies!  See you next week for the second part!




© Jennifer Dickerson 2018

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

2018 Fiber Flux Fall CAL, Autumn Landscapes Throw: Week 1 Intro & Supplies


Welcome to the 2018 Fiber Flux Fall Crochet Along...hooray! Today marks week one of the CAL and we'll be learning about the beautiful project we'll be making...the Autumn Landscapes Throw!  This blanket is a fun way to play around with color and has lots of exciting texture too!  We're using a fun new chunky yarn (more about that below), so it stitches up pretty quickly too.  I went bold, bold, BOLD on this one, but feel free to have fun with color too in your own way!  We will be going over a few things to begin:

  • Introduction to the project
  • Supplies
  • Sizing
  • Schedule of the CAL
  • Where to connect with other makers


For this CAL (crochet along) we're going to make a popular favorite...a blanket!  The CAL will be divided over the next few weeks, so we'll tackle the project bit by bit. Scroll down for the schedule with actual dates and what we'll be doing on each day/week.


*This is a self-paced project, so definitely go at the speed you feel most comfortable. The instructional videos and posts will be up forever and you will always be able to go back and watch again and again!

Here is a quick video introduction to the CAL and more information about supplies too:


Add this project to your Ravelry queue by clicking on the button below:


First things first...the supplies!


Materials Needed:
  • 8.0 mm "L" crochet hook
  • 12 balls of Red Heart Super Saver Chunky (I used 2 balls each of "Real Teal" "Goldenrod" "Dark Orchid" "Coffee" "Tea Leaf" and "Gray Heather"
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure or Ruler (optional)

The finished blanket that I'm working on will be approximately 60 inches by 60 inches.  Because it is a square that grows a bit with each round, please feel free to work as many rounds as you like to get the size you need!  You could create a baby size all the way up to a California King!  For reference, below is a chart with standard blanket sizing...please note most of these are rectangle dimensions, and out blanket will be square, but it will help to get a general idea.



*Note: if you want to make your blanket larger, more yarn might be needed.

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Here's our CAL schedule below for easy reference:



  • Tuesday October 16 (that's today!): Introduction to the CAL, the project, approximate size of finished blanket, yarn, and supplies needed.
  • Wednesday October 17: Color palette inspiration on the blog!
  • Tuesday October 23: The blanket stitch tutorial and changing colors.
  • Tuesday October 30: Adding a simple edging to the blanket.
  • Tuesday November 6: Adding tassels and finish work.
  • Wednesday November 7: The BIG Reveal & CAL recap!
Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media outlets below:

Let's connect!


Also we have a special group for us on Ravelry, the "Fiber Flux CAL Group" There is a welcome area, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!


I can't wait to see all of your amazing blankets...please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That's all for today lovelies, see you next Tuesday for part two!!


© Jennifer Dickerson 2018

For more fun projects and pretty patterns, be sure to follow Fiber Flux on Google+FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest for the latest updates!

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