Tuesday, May 19

Crochet a Cogswell Spirals dishcloth or coaster

Cogswell Spirals is a simple cloth crocheted from the center out in continuous spirals (no joining rounds). Stitches are worked in loops on the wrong side of the cloth. A picot border finishes the cloth with a steam punky, gear look.

You’ll need 30 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn and a size H (5 mm) crochet hook for a 6” cloth. Also included in the pattern is a 4” coaster size.

The four page pattern includes written instructions and crochet charts. The pattern can be found in my Ravelry pattern store.

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Monday, May 18

Endless Hearts - a crochet project

Endless Hearts is my newest design. Actually, this one has been simmering for a year or two. I've worked on it and put it aside when the stitch pattern just wouldn't come together the way I wanted it to. I pulled it out earlier this year when it was still cold. It still didn't want to cooperate and it went into time out for a month or so before I gave it one last chance and the design came together.

Endless Hearts is a mobius cowl-type scarf that features heart motifs. My friend Chris came up with a very fitting name for it. The secret to how this scarf works is the mobius twist at the beginning.

You'll need a size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook and 280 yards of a worsted weight yarn for the longer (red) scarf. It measured 54" around x 8" tall. I steam blocked it and it grew to 64" around. Blocking is not necessary. I did it to provide better stitch definition for pictures. The red scarf was made with Red Heart Shimmer. Shimmer is a soft, slightly fuzzy, worsted weight yarn, that has a sparkle thread twisted through it.

The pattern gives directions for a shorter version too. You'll need about 165 yards of worsted weight yarn and it measures 28" x 8".

The pattern can be worked in any weight of yarn by changing the hook size to suit the yarn and adjusting the stitches at the beginning.

The three page pattern has written instructions for both sizes and a crochet chart. You can find it in my Ravelry pattern store.

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