Emmarie

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There is nothing like a bright pop of color on a gray day! This is an easy and feminine cowl made in a lovely shade of red. This is an easy pattern for those of you who crochet for charity. Wear it pretty or give it to someone else with joy.

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Hot Red (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H

Blunt needle to sew ends and weave tails
Skill- Relatively easy.
Size- 7" W x 31 1/2" L,

With Hot Red and H hook, ch 29.
Row 1- Work 1 dc in 5th ch from hook, *skip next 2 chs, (make 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next ch; repeat from * across. (9 V sts and ch spaces) Ch 4, turn (counts as first tr of next row).
Row 2- (Right side): Make 2 tr in first ch-1 space of first V St, *work 3 tr in next ch-1 sp, rep from * across. (27 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- Make 1 sc in each st across. (27 sts) Ch 4, turn (counts as first dc + ch 1).
Row 4- 1 dc in first stitch (completes first V Stitch), *skip 2 sc, 1 V St in next sc, rep from * across. (9 V Sts and ch spaces) Ch 4, turn (counts as first tr of next row).
Row 5- Make 2 tr in first ch-1 space of first V St, *work 3 tr in next ch-1 sp, rep from * across. (27 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- Make 1 sc in each st across. (27 sts) Ch 4, turn (counts as first dc + ch 1).
Repeat rows 4 to 6 for pattern, till piece measures 31 1/2" long, approximately (you can make it longer if you want to).
Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to sew with and weave in ends.
Thred blunt needle with tail and sew piece into a tube. Weave remaining tail.

You're done!




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3-Dc Shell Stitch

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I love shell stitches, they are beautiful and feminine. This one is very easy to make and it would make a cozy and pretty scarf or cowl, among many other projects.

Materials- I used a worsted weight yarn and crochet hook size H.

(Multiple of 4 chs)

Ch 28 loosely.

Row 1 (Right side)- Dc in 4th chain from hook, skip next ch, sc in next ch, *skip next chain, work 3 dc in next ch, skip next ch, make 1 sc in next ch, repeat * across to last 2 chains, skip next ch and work 2 dc in last ch. Mark this row as Right Side. Ch, turn.
Row 2- Make 1 sc in first dc, skip next dc, work 3 dc in next sc, *skip next dc, make 1 sc in next dc, skip next dc, make 3 dc in next sc; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, skip 1 stitch, work 1 sc in top of turning chain. Chain 3, turn.
Row 3- Make 1 dc in first sc, skip next dc, work 1 sc in next dc, *skip next dc, make 3 dc in next sc, skip next dc, work 1 sc in next dc; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, skip next dc, 2 dc in last stitch.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 for pattern.

That's all you need to make this beautiful stitch for your next project.


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Kayla

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Every woman should have some neutral pieces in her wardrobe, they go with just about anything. Kayla is like that, and it can go from winter to the cooler part of spring with you. If you crochet for charity, this one is easy enough to make a bunch of them. Wear it pretty!

Size- 7" W x 29" L (circumference)
Skill- Relatively easy

Materials-
Red heart worsted weight yarn, Linen (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle


With Linen and H hook, ch 28.
Row 1- 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in next ch,  ch 1, skip 1 ch, *work 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch, rep from * across.  Ch 3, turn.
Row 2- (Mark this as Right Side) work 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, insert hook in ch 1 in previous row just behind the last 2 dc made, pull up a loop, yarn over and through loop just pulled (Slant Stitch just made), *ch 1, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc,
Slant Stitch, rep from * across, ending row with 2 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, *1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, rep from * across, ending row with 1 dc in each of last 2 sts. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 4 to 50-Alternate Rows 2 and 3 for pattern, until the piece measures 29" long. Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to sew piece into a tube and then weave in what you have left of the tail.
Sew into a tube/ Fasten off, weave in ends.
Done!


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Keira

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I love feminine and easy to wear pieces that will add to a woman's wardrobe something she will love to wear on many occasions. Let's fight the cold blasts with something that will make us feel and look beautiful! If you are looking for a relatively easy and fast to make for a gift for your best friend or to give to charity, this one's for you!

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, orchid (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle
Scissors
Measuring tape

With Orchid and h hoo, ch 30.
Row 1- 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in 4th dc of row, *ch 3, skip 3 dc, 1 dc in next dc, rep from * across, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- Work 3 dc in 1st sc of row, skip ch 3, *1 sc in next sc, ch 2, 3 dc, rep from * across, 1 sc in turning ch.
Row 4- 1 sc in first stitch of row, ch 3 loosely, skip 3 dc, 1 sc in next sc, *ch 3 loosely, skip 3 dc, 1 sc in next stitch, rep from * across. 1 sc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 5- Rep Row 3.
Row 6-  1 sc in first stitch of row, ch 3 loosely, skip 3 dc, 1 sc in next sc, *ch 3 loosely, skip 3 dc, 1 sc in next stitch, rep from * across. 1 sc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 7- 1 dc in each ch and in each sc across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 8- Rep Row 2.
Row 9- Rep Row 3.
Row 10- Rep row 4.
Row 11- Rep row 3.
Rep rows 8 to 11 alternately for pattern until yur piece measures 22 1/2 inches, ending with a dc row.
Nape of Neck-
Work 1 treble row. (29 sts) Ch 3, turn.
Work 1 dc row. (29 sts) Ch 4, turn.
Work 1 treble row. (29 sts) Ch 3, turn.
Work 1 dc row. (29 sts) Ch 4, turn.
Work 1 treble row. (29 sts) Ch 3, turn. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Join Cowl by sewing the edge of the last treble row to the edge of the first dc row of project. Fasten off, weave in tail.

You're done!



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Christine

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This color is absolutely yummy and will put some pep on your wardrobe on a drab winter day aside from keeping you warm and cozy. The stitch is fairly easy and it has the appearance of a beehive and the wonderful drape of a knit stitch. The combination is truly lovely.

Skill- Intermediate
Size- 7" W x 28 " Long (Circumference)

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Grenadine (1 skein) (You can also use Shocking Pink)
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle
Scissors
Measuring tape


With Grenadine, ch 27.
Row 1 (Right Side)- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (26 sc) Ch 3. turn.
Note- Place a titvh marker or a yarn loop around any stitch on this row to make it as right side.
Row 2- Skip first sc, work 1 hdc in next st, *ch 1, skip next st, 1 hdc in next st, rep from * across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 hdc from front to back around first ch, 1 sc, in next ch space, *1 hdc from front to back around post of next hdc, 1 sc in next ch-space, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn.
Repeat roas 2 and 3 for pattern until piece measures 28 inches.
Last row- Work 1 sc in each stitch across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Thread blunt needle with tail and sew both ends together into a tube, weave in tail.

Done!



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Sharon

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This is a simple but very feminine and lovely scarflet, designed in a beautiful and flattering shade of pink, using a traditional shell lace pattern to form the body of the scarflet, ending with flirty bow ties and a shell edging that just gives it a classy look. You can customize the length to your preference.
Ideal for a gift.

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Light Raspberry (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
blunt needle (for weaving in ends)

Skill- Intermediate to Advanced
Size- 6 1/2' w x 37" L

Back of Scarflet-
Lace 1-
Shell Stitch-
With Light Raspeberry and H hoo, ch 27.
Row 1- (Right Side): Work 5 dc in sixth chain from hook, slip next 2 chs, make 1 dc in next ch, *skip next 2 chs, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 chs, 1 dc in next ch; repeat from * across. (Mark this row as RIGHT SIDE) Ch 3, turn.
Row 2- Skip first 2 dc if furst shell, work 5-dc shell in next dc, skip last 2 dc, 1 dc in next dc, *skip first 2 dc of next shell, make a 5-dc shell in next dc, skip last dc, 1 dc in next dc, rep from *across. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 3 to  33- Rep row 2. Ch 3, turn.


Side 1-
Keyhole-
Row 1- Work 1 dc in each dc across. (25 dc) Ch 4, turn.
Row 2- 1 tr in each of first 5 dc, ch 11, skip 15 sts, 1 tr in each of last 5 dc (keyhole started), ch 3, turn.
Row 3- 1 dc in each tr and in each ch across. (25 sts) (Keyhole completed) Ch 1, turn.

Bow Tie Section-
Row 1- 1 sc in each of first 7 sts, ch 11, 1 sc in each st till end of row. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2 to 3- 1 sc in each of first 7 sts, ch 11, 1 sc in each st till end of row. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in each of first 7 sts, ch 6, work a slip stitch around all 3 chain loops below to form the bow tie, ch 5, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 5 to 20- Repeat rows 1 to 4 until you complete 4 bow ties. Ch 1, turn.
Row 21- Rep row 4 in this row ( this will be the ONLY row with a 5-strand Bow Tie). Ch 3, turn.

Shell Edging-
Row 1- Work 4 dc in same spot as ch 3, skip 3 sts, make a 5-dc shell in next stitch, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in next st, skip 2 sts, work 5-dc shell in next chain (working now across last chain of last Bow Tie), skip 2 ch, sl st in next ch, ch 1, skip slip stitch that tied the Bow Tie, slip stitch in next chain, skip 2 chains, work a 5-dc shell in next chain, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in next st,  skip 3 sts, 5-dc shell in last stitch of row. Fasten off, weave in tail.


Side 2-
Join yarn.
Row 1- Work 1 dc in each dc across. (25 dc) Ch 4, turn.
Row 2- 1 tr in each stitch across. (25 tr) Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- 1 dc in each tr and in each ch across. (25 sts)

Bow Tie Section-
Row 1- 1 sc in each of first 7 sts, ch 11, 1 sc in each st till end of row. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2 to 3- 1 sc in each of first 7 sts, ch 11, 1 sc in each st till end of row. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in each of first 7 sts, ch 6, work a slip stitch around all 3 chain loops below to form the bow tie, ch 5, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 5 to 20- Repeat rows 1 to 4 until you complete 4 bow ties. Ch 1, turn.
Row 21- Rep row 4 in this row ( this will be the ONLY row with a 5-strand Bow Tie). Ch 3, turn.

Shell Edging-
Row 1- Work 4 dc in same spot as ch 3, skip 3 sts, make a 5-dc shell in next stitch, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in next st, skip 2 sts, work 5-dc shell in next chain (working now across last chain of last Bow Tie), skip 2 ch, sl st in next ch, ch 1, skip slip stitch that tied the Bow Tie, slip stitch in next chain, skip 2 chains, work a 5-dc shell in next chain, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in next st,  skip 3 sts, 5-dc shell in last stitch of row. Fasten off, weave in tail.

You're done!


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Sunny Side Up Block

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This is a relatively easy block which you can use is a variety of ways, to make anything you want.

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Bright Yellow (amount of yarn depends on the project you have)
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle to weave in ends

Skill- Relatively easy
Size- 4 1/2" x 4 1/2' approx.


Ch 5, sl st to join rnd (if you prefer to use a magic ring, follow your usual procedure to do it)
Rnd 1- Ch 5, this will count as first dc, plus a ch 2, [1 dc, ch 2, rep] 7 more times, sl st to join round in top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 2- Ch 3, 2 dc in first ch space, ch 2, [3 dcin next ch space, ch 2,] rep around, slip st to join rnd.
Rnd 3- Slip st to first chain space, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in that space, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch space, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch space, ch 1,] rep around. Slip st in top of beginning chain 3 to end round.
Rnd 4- Slip stitch till you reach center chain space of first shell of previous row, work 1 sc in that ch sp, ch 3, [3 c, ch 3, 3 dc in second dc of next 3-dc group, ch 3, 1 sc in center ch-space of next shell, ch 3,] rep around. Slip stitch to join round to beginning single crochet. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Done!

Make something pretty using this block!

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