Monday, August 31

Coriolis Effect Scarf to crochet

I recently bought a single skein of Manos de Uruguay Silk Blend in the wildflower colorway at a local yarn shop. This stuff is gorgeous! Decided to turn it into a luscious little scarf that hugs your neck. 

My Coriolis Effect Scarf* is fast to hook. The scarf wraps around your neck and buttons to keep out the chills. Here is a picture showing how it looks on and the second picture laid out flat. My husband and some friends chose the name for this design.

This scarf is worked sideways with every other row worked in the back loop for a little texture. Little loops are added along the bottom edge as you work. Finish it with buttonholes and buttons or sew the ends together for a cowl.

You’ll need 150 yards of a DK or light worsted weight yarn, a size H (5 mm) crochet hook, and 3 buttons 3/4” or to fit your buttonholes. It’s easy to make longer or wider.

The two page pattern has only written instructions and sells for $3.00. You can find the pattern in my Ravelry pattern store.

*The Coriolis Effect was named after the French mathematician, Gustav Coriolis. It explains in part why winds and ocean currents don't move in a straight line. This effect causes the winds to bend to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere.

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Easy Nine Patch dishcloth to knit - free pattern

Here's a little something I created to add to a wedding shower gift.

Easy Nine Patch is an easy-to-knit dishcloth made with simple knit and purl stitches. Cast on with size 7 (4.5 mm) needles with about 30 yards of worsted weight cotton such as Lily Sugar ‘n Cream. They don't take very long to make.

The finished size of these is 6” wide x 6.25” long. If you are a tight knitter you might want to use a size 8 needle. I don’t care for huge dishcloths. I like ones that are about the size of my hands. These would be good to knit ahead for gifts. You can get several out of a single ball of cotton so they are very inexpensive to make.

The one page pattern is a free download on Ravelry. Click on the link below to grab a copy of this pattern.

Link to Easy Nine Patch pattern on Ravelry.

Wednesday, August 12

Badiane Scarf to Crochet

Badiane is a cute scarf to work up in a sock/fingering weight yarn (or even a lace weight). It would look killer made in a mohair yarn. The motif looks like a star anise. My friend Jamie suggested I use the French word for star anise, which is badiane, as the name of this design. The lace motif is very open but don't worry, if you wrap this scarf twice around your neck it will definitely keep you warm.

The standard turning chains normally used in crochet have been elongated to form a loop edging along the sides of the scarf.

I made my sample with Knit Picks Gloss Fingering weight yarn that was dyed by Jamie in a seaglass colorway. Fitting that she also named the scarf. LOL!

You need about 300 yards of fingering weight yarn and a size G (4 mm) crochet hook for this project. My scarf measured 64.5" long x 5" wide and blocked to 86" long x 5/75" wide. How much it grows depends on if you used a blockable fiber and how severely you block.

Make the scarf as long or short as you like. Seam the ends together if you would rather have a cowl type scarf.

The 3 page pattern has written instructions and a crochet chart. The pattern is available as a pdf download through my Ravelry pattern store.

I'm donating all proceeds from this pattern to the Mercy Corp.

For more information, visit my Ravelry pattern store to see all my available designs, current pricing information, and purchase pattern downloads.