Just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween. Here are a few last minute recycled craft ideas. My little recycled plastic bag pumpkin is a great project that only requires a small amount of plarn.
Check out this cool trick or treat bag that was completely crocheted from recycled orange plastic newspaper bags. Here is the free crochet pattern for my plarn trick or treat bag.
One final idea to share is for reusing small plastic yogurt cups. […]
This is a very simple crocheted cowl scarf. The crochet pattern is very easy to follow and works up quickly. I purchased one skein of Red Heart Black and one skein of Burgundy yarn and was able to make 3 scarves. I love how you can just loop it around your head twice and it creates such a nice looking scarf. Simple but cute and easy for a beginner too.
I have two different version of the scarf. The shorter cowl scarf is about 56 inches long and a longer one measures about 6 feet long.
Here are photos of both cowl scarves.
Short Cowl Scarf
Long Cowl Scarf
The Simple and Comfy Cowl Scarf Crochet Pattern
All crochet terms in US terms.
Hook: N (9mm) crochet hook
Materials: 3-4 ounces of Red Heart Black & 3-4 ounces of Burgundy (Red) yarn.
Total yarn is 6 ounces for shorter cowl and approx 7 ounces for longer scarf.
Starting with black yarn, Chain 57 inches to start […]
Here is a crocheted square pattern that I have tried and want to share my results. I love the center of this pattern with it’s spokes at the center. I first work the pattern with a scrap of cotton yarn in tie dye stripes. I set out to try the pattern and crochet just a dishcloth to see how I liked the pattern.
Here is the result of working the pattern to just row 8 of the original pattern using a H (5 mm) crochet hook. I then crocheted one row of single crochet for trim with white cotton yarn. The finished result is a 9 inch square dishcloth.
I next worked the full pattern square using different scraps of yarn I had on hand. I crocheted the pattern using a I (5.5 mm) crochet hook. I added a row 12 in Double Crochet (DC) to make it a true 12 inch square. For row 12 I worked a total of 40 stitch down each side […]