The inspiration behind this pattern was Amy Johnson, a pioneering English aviatrix. Amy set many flight records in the 1930s, and rose to the ranks of First Officer in the Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II. She died in a crash in 1941 under disputed circumstances during a mission and her body was never recovered. There is a very iconic photo of Amy with a scrumptious collar so I wanted to create a hooded cowl that could keep you extra warm. (You can find more great pictures on my Amy Johnson Pinterest board.) The post stitch pattern creates upturned arrows that mimic the flying geese quilting pattern. The bulky yarn adds an extra layer of protection against harsh winds. Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, single crochet, triple crochet, slip stitch Crocheting in the round Post stitch clusters (FPtr4tog and FPtr8tog, with written explanation in pattern) Skill Level Intermediate Finished Size 23” (58 cm) circumference x 22” (56 cm) tall. Materials Kraemer Yarns Mauch Chunky (100% wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 120 yd/110 m) - 4 skeins Thyme, or approximately 480 yd (439 m) in any bulky weight yarn. US L-11/8 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge. Yarn needle. Gauge 11 sts in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
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Dragonflies In Flight Crochet Shawl
"This gorgeous shawl is worked from the top down in a dragonfly motif. The sample is shown in #5 bulky weight yarn but you could make this in any weight yarn; just continue in the established increase pattern to make it any size. The Dragonflies in Flight pattern features Be So Easy Yarn, 100% milk cotton. You can find the Be So Easy Yarn exclusively on Kristin Omdahl's website, which is linked here in the pattern description below."
Merry Berry Collar Cowl
The Merry Berry Collar Cowl is a stylish and cozy accessory to keep you warm and pretty. It is a fun and colourful design made with self-striping yarn also known as cake yarn. This design was made by re-arranging the yarn to create a preferred colour effect; which you will be learning too in the pattern. You will love creating and wearing this collar cowl through the cool months. Let's get your hands and hooks busy!
Make a bold statement by combining color blocking and thin stripes in this lacy, rectangular shawl. This pattern was designed for the Celebrate Mom Blog Hop with Pattern Paradise. Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch Crocheting flat in rows (for color blocked and striped sections), crocheting in the round (for border) Changing colors (with linked video tutorial) Cluster stitches and picots (with linked video tutorials) Skipping stitches, crocheting in chain spaces Crocheting in the underside of foundation chain (with linked video tutorial) Blocking (with linked tutorial) Skill Level Intermediate Finished Size Adult: 10” (25.5 cm) wide x 66” (167.5 cm) long after blocking. Materials Murky Depths Deep Sock yarn (80% superwash Merino wool/20% nylon, 3.5 oz/100 g, 400 yd/366 m) - 1 skein each in Scion (CA) and The Brothers Grimm (CB), or approximately 400 yd (366 m) each in CA and CB in any super fine weight yarn. US H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain pleasing drape. Yarn needle. Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set, or locking stitch markers. Spray blocking supplies (pins, blocking board or mat, and spray bottle with cold water). Gauge Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Use a crochet hook that is several sizes larger than what is recommended for your yarn to create a pleasing drape.
Endless Summer Shawlette
Choose a super fine weight yarn to make a light shawl that can fit easily into a purse. Wear it around the neck or the shoulders on a chilly summer evening. Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet Crocheting flat in rows, increasing, crocheting in chain spaces, decreasing Special stitch patterns: dc2tog and dc4tog (with written explanation and linked photo tutorials in pattern), 3-st cl (with written explanation in pattern) Skill Level Easy Finished Size Customizable. Photographed sample measures 66” (168 cm) across wingspan x 10.5” (27 cm) deep along spine. Materials Miss Babs Yet yarn (65% Merino wool/35% Tussah silk, 2.3 oz/65 g, 400 yd/365 m) - 2 skeins in Moulin Rose, or approximately 445 yd (407 m) in any super fine weight yarn. US Size E-4/3.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge. Stitch markers. Yarn needle. Gauge 20 sts x 11 rows = 4” (10 cm) in shawl pattern before blocking. Exact gauge is not critical for this project. This pattern was originally published in the August, 2014 issue of I Like Crochet.
Maia Triangular Shawl
This simple crochet triangle shawl pattern is easily modified for different seasons. The long, isosceles triangle shape makes it easy to wrap around the shoulders and the lace edging adds a touch of elegance. Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch Crocheting flat in rows (for main body of shawl), crocheting in the round (for edging), increasing, crocheting in chain spaces, decreasing, changing color Special stitch patterns: dc2tog and dc4tog (with written explanation and linked photo tutorials in pattern) Skill Level Easy Finished Size Customizable. Photographed sample measures 62” (157.5 cm) across wingspan x 11” (28 cm) deep along spine. Materials Cascade 220 Superwash yarn (100% superwash wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 220 yd/200 m) - 2 skeins in 1915 Banana Cream (MC) and 1942 Mint, or approximately 350 yd (320 m) in MC and 80 yd (73 m) in any light medium weight yarn. US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge. Stitch markers. Yarn needle. Gauge 15 sts x 8 rows = 4” (10 cm) in shawl pattern before blocking. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.