Be Cool 😎 A Summertime Chilly~Cowl Pattern

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Well, Summer is here, there’s no doubt about it! The forecast shows more 90s across the board. So we’re thinking up all kinds of ways to stay cool…one of them is this ‘Chilly Cowl’. 😊

It’s made of ‘Kitchen Cotton’, and works up real quick.

The idea is to soak it in (really!) cold water, put it on and stay cool while gardening, biking, walking, hiking, etc.

Here are some I made…

Hubby claimed the skinny navy/pink one when he mowed last week, and is a fan! πŸ˜ƒ

He said it made a world of difference.

Now I don’t wanna waste any more of your time I’ll give you the pattern real quick so you too can be cool during your outside-time. 😎

For the skinny cowl you’ll need:

Home Cotton (Sugar ‘n Cream* for example) – appr. 50-g (100yards)

Hook: H (5mm) or I (5.5mm) or J (5.75mm)

Stitches:

Chain (ch), single crochet (sc), half-double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc),

V-stitch: (dc, ch, dc) in designated stitch

Pattern:

Ch 95.

Turn.

Row 1:

Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (first ‘stitch’)

Hdc across length of chain.

Join with a slipstitch to 2nd ch of first ‘stitch’ (be careful not to twist)

Row 2:

Ch 4, 1 dc in base of ch4.

*Skip 2 stitches. 1dc, 1ch, 1dc in 3rd stitch.

Repeat from * all around.

With 2ch left, slipstitch to 3rd ch on 1st stitch.

Row 3:

Ch4, 1dc in base of ch4.

*1dc, 1ch, 1dc in space between 2 ‘Vs’ of previous row.

Continue from * in round.

Row 4 (and following to desired width)

Repeat Row 3

When you reach your desired width work 2 finishing rows as follows:

Ch2, hdc (ch1) of first ‘V’. *Hdc in next 2 stitches, hdc in (ch1) of next ‘V’. Repeat from * all around.

Slipstitch to 2nd ch of first ‘stitch’.

Ch1, sc in every stitch around.

Slipstitch to join. Fasten off.

And you’re done! πŸ’ƒπŸ»

I hope this pattern is easy to follow! If you have any questions, please let me know! 😊

This Cowl was one of the projects at our recent workshop

The ladies loved it and didn’t hesitate to model 😍

I sure hope you will show off your cowls, and let me know if it works for you! 😊

Take good care of yourself! Stay cool 😎

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WIP ~ Wednesday πŸŒž

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Today I actually have a few WIPs – caught on camera before they are finished 😁

1. There’s the scarf – in a new (for me) pattern

It’s a far cry from the colorway on the label…

…but still pretty and it leaves a lot of grey background for embellishments 😁

Oh… I was gonna discard this photo at first – but it made me smile 😊

2. Aaaand another scarf

I’m not sure…have you seen this one?

It’s an ‘ Infinity Scarf’ – half V-Stitch, half braids, gussied up with a crochet cord and a tassel.

Well – I made another one

This one needs to be sewn, wrapped , and tasseled up 😊

3. Purses – I might have found my niche in the Crochet World 😍 I looooove making purses!

You’ve seen this one

That one is now heading to the Etsy store πŸ˜ƒ

Then I have one in Fall colors

It just needs a lining…then it’s following it’s mate to the shop 🀩

Remember the ‘Agate slices’?

Well…. I think they would make a pretty fabulous handbag

Don’t you think? 😊

And last…the very beginning of a (possibly) Beach Bag

See, from my Jewelry making days I had all this Hempcord laying around

It is pretty stiff, so it was useless for Jewelry…but it will make a great bag πŸ˜ƒ

Because of the stiffness it’ll be slow growing, it’s kinda hard on the wrist.

But – we’ll get there eventually 😎

That was all from here πŸ™‚ How many projects are you working on right now? No fibbing…time to fess up πŸ˜…

Have a wonderful rest of the week 😘

Thanks for peeking in πŸ’•

The Stubborn Granny Square – Problem solved πŸ˜

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Now – as promised – I’m gonna show you what I did with the yellow/grey Granny Squares that didn’t wanna play well with others πŸ˜‹

The plan was to make another Granny Square Cardigan

or a Granny Square Poncho. But no matter what color I tried, nothing would match the yellow/grey. πŸ˜•

See what I mean?

On the post in which I was whining about my predicament, the wonderful Brenna @ Crochet 539 advised me to set them aside, and wait for inspiration. So I did. 😊

Then, a few days ago, I received a yarn order, and in it was a fabulous, delicious yarn – Red Heart’s ‘Unforgettable’ in ‘ Sunrise’ 😍

As I was fingering it, my mind went to the squares, tucked away in the Granny-Square-Pile…yes there is such a thing in my house 😜

And I thought, well, if I can’t match it, I gotta go the crazy route, and do the unconventional, the unexpected. And you know how I love to go down that road. 😁

So I put the two together. My daughter just raised one skeptical eyebrow 😏 but didn’t say anything. I didn’t hate it, so I started the square. If it were an absolute no-no, like the other ones, I could always add it to the pile. 😁

But see what happened…it worked! πŸ˜ƒ At least I think so! What do you think? Yay or Nay?

I did add the black to make the transition more pleasant, and I love how it now looks a bit like stained glass. 😊

Because I like the yarn so much, I made a matching Infinity Scarf

As it happens so often, I do wanna keep it. But, if I constantly do that my Etsy store will have nothing but dust bunnies and tumbleweed in it! πŸ˜†

So I’m still on the fence about it.

I’d love to hear what you think! 😍 Please let me know…I’m looking forward to it – I think πŸ˜‰

Sending Smiles πŸ™‚ Hugs πŸ€— and Love πŸ’• your way.

Lovely (felted) Spring Flowers blooming on your collar, hat & scarf πŸŒΊ

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• How sweet of you to peek in πŸ€—

Spring is in the air….how excited are you? πŸ’ƒπŸ» The trees are showing a hue of fresh, pretty greens, Daffodils, Tulips , and Crocuses are popping up everywhere the bees are having a field day visiting all the Dandelions in the yard. I can’t wait to get to the garden center to buy all the gorgeous summer flowers! πŸŒ·πŸŒΊπŸŒΌπŸ’πŸŒΉπŸŒ» Since we gotta wait a few more weeks to do that, why don’t we make our own ‘Flower Garden’ to wear? 😍 Today I’m going to show you how…it’s really quite simple. 

Here’s what you need 


~1. Wool fluff/cloud/unspun wool in your favorite colors 

~2. A Needle felting tool (I use the one with 5 needles)

~3. A Needle felting base 

~4. Pin back blanks (optional)

~5. Needle and thread (optional)

Alright….let’s make some flowers πŸ˜€

~~~Start by picking out a small chunk of ‘fluff’, and arrange it on the base (I like to use the curly bits for the first layer) 


~~~Take your felting tool, and start punching (great stress reliever πŸ˜‚) 8 -10 times should be enough for now. Add a second layer, felt some more…add as many layers as you like. *If you don’t punch too often between layers, you can take it apart easier- in case you don’t like the finished flower 😊) 


 Once you’re happy with the look you can really go to town with your felting tool! Just remember- the more you punch, the flatter your flower will be. 

~~~Now sew your flower onto the pin back blank. A cute button can add a little extra pizzazz.

Ready to spruce up your coat, a headband, a plain hat 

           
If pins are not your thing, or you had so much fun that you made a lot of flowers, you can use them to brighten up a scarf . In that case you can skip the sewing-on-the-pin-back part, and instead felt the flowers right onto the scarf.


Cute, huh? 😍

Alrighty ~ this is it from me (for now) πŸ€—

I hope you found some inspiration – please share your ideas and photos with the rest of us! 

See you soon  πŸ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

WELCOME!

Hello and ‘Welcome’ to my blog! Thanks for stopping in, reading. I hope you enjoy my pictures, thoughts, and writings ~ it’s going to be a fun ride!

Since we’reΒ lucky enough here in Kansas to enjoy spring~like weather from now until … well, at least for 10 days, then we’ll see … I brought out the sewing machine and made some nice and cool cotton ‘Infinity Scarves’. They embellish every outfit, keep the (sometimes) cool breeze from chilling you to the bone, are reversible, and – of course – machine washable!

The pictured scarf and other ones like it, can be found at ‘Kristabella’ in Weston, MO, and in my online store

https://scottsmarketplace.com/shop/kristabella/