Easy Crocheted Chunky Hoodie Cowl

Why fiddle around with a hat and a scarf when you can wrap up in an all-in-one hoodie cowl! This super-warm accessory is handy to have for outdoor winter walks. Best of all, it’s easy enough for a beginning crocheter to make.

Materials
2 balls Bernat Roving yarn (100 g/3.5 oz/109 m/120 yds), Colour: Lichen / 10 mm hook / 3 medium-sized buttons to blend with yarn colour / Finished piece is 38” L x 11” W before blocking or finishing.

Instructions
Ch 48

Row 1: (sc, hdc, dc) in third ch from hook; *skip next 2 chs; (sc, hdc, dc) in next ch; repeat from * to last 3 chs; sk next 2 chs, hdc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: ch 2; *(sc, hdc, dc) in next dc; repeat from * to end; hdc in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until piece is approx. 11” deep.Finishing: Block first, then fold in half lengthwise and seam approx. 10” down from fold. Sew on 3 buttons (spaced as shown) and use spaces between stitches to fasten over buttons.

Blue Shells Crocheted Top

This top looks great paired with jeans, and is easy enough for a beginner to make.

Materials:

2 balls Caron Kindness yarn in Dark Navy: 345 yards [315 meters]/198 g) / 5 mm hook / Size small/medium / Vst: (dc, ch 1, dc) in same space / Shell: 3 dc in same space

Upper section of top:

Chain 134 and carefully join into a circle without twisting chain.

Row 1: sc in first chain and in each around, slip stitch to first sc to join.

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next sp, *skip next sp, shell in next sp, skip 2 sps, Vst in next sp, skip next sp; repeat from * around to last 2 sps, dc in each of last 2 sps, sl st to third ch of first ch-3.

Row 3: ch 3, dc in next sp, *Vst in middle sp of next Vst, shell in center dc of shell, repeat from * around to last 2 sps, dc in each of last 2 sps, sl st to third ch of first ch-3.

Row 4: ch 3, dc in next sp, *shell in center dc of next shell, Vst in ch-1 sp of next Vst, repeat from * around to last 2 sps, dc in each of last 2 sps, sl st to third ch of first ch-3.

Continue repeating Row 3 & 4 to desired length (mine measured 9.5” from top to bottom.

Skirt section of top:

Before starting the skirt section, crochet two rows of dc evenly spaced around, with dc’s placed in every space to ensure that the lower skirt will be a bit wider than the top section.

Then repeat with Row 2-4 to create the skirt. I continued the rows until the skirt section measured 8” in length.

Edging for the skirt:

2 dc in first sp, *ch 3, sk 2 sps, sl st in next sp, sk 2 sps, shell in next sp, repeat from * around to last shell before beginning 2-dc, ch 3, sk 2 sps, sl st in next sp, ch 3, dc in same space as first 2-dc pair, join with sl st in top of first (middle) dc. Fasten off and weave in end.

Straps: (make 2)

Row 1: ch 14, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across (13 sc)

Row 2: ch 3, sk 2 sps, shell in next sp, sk 2 sps, Vst in next sp, sk 2 sps, shell in next sp, sk 2 sps, dc in last sp.

Repeat Row 2 back and forth until strap measures approximately 15” long.

Make second strap.

Try on top and use markers to mark out exactly where on the front and back you should attach straps. Then turn piece to the wrong side, pin straps where you’ve marked, and sew each strap end to the top using a yarn needle.

Once the straps are attached, crochet a row of sc around each armhole, and also starting from back neck right around inside straps and front neck.

Crochet a Pink Flamingo Shawl


Summer will be here before you know it, and this shawl has a real tropical vibe–it’s perfect for throwing over your shoulders on a summer evening.

Materials: 1 ball pink ombre self-striping yarn / 6 mm hook / finished size: 48” wide x 31” from top to point

Note: Ch 3 at beginning of each row counts as 1 dc.

ch = chain; sp = space; dc = double crochet; sk = skip

To begin: Ch 4, sl st in first ch to make a ring.

Row 1: In ring: (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp (which is the center), ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in last dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in same sp, *ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, repeat across from * to centre ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, *ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, repeat from * across to last dc, 2 dc in last dc, turn.

Repeat this process, with a 2-dc increase at the beginning and the end of each row, along with a (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in each row’s centre ch-2 sp. Continue until you either run out of yarn or reach your desired size. Add a tassel to each corner (as shown in pictures), if desired.

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