”No One is you and that is your power.”Shanna Skidmore
When you think that something wouldn’t work, but after many tries, the envision finally took place. I just wasn’t going to give up on this, not at all. Many rip it’s and rip it’s ran through this yarn. It’s just like life, when something doesn’t work and you think you have failed yourself, never give up, because trust me it’s there. Put it aside for the time being and pick it back up the day after. Trust me it will work.
If you know me the one things I am a sucker for are super chunky yarn, big hooks, and puffed stitches. They bring out the joy and happiness in my life. It makes me drool and wanting more. This yarn from Lion Brand Yarn in Hometown USA, was the perfect fit for this design and I couldn’t resist it, but you can use any super bulky #6 yarn that you have been eying. Plus, when I found my N hook from Boye Yarn Crafts my heart was in love at first sight. These two pairings are a dream come true. They make items that are super comfy, warm and squishy items, that just make my world a happy place.
I like big hooks and can’t lie. I like big yarn and I can’t lie. I like big puffy stitches and I can’t lie. These three sentences are all that go through my head, when I get to pick them up and work with them. It just makes me chuckle, while my husband just gives me a weird look each and every time. I look back and say, “What?” He tells, “I just love seeing you this happy with whatever you do.”
If you love super fast projects that work up quick, then you are going to enjoy making this. I wanted to incorporate stitches that were simple and easy to work. The single crochet is my best friend, as you can see it’s just a dream to work, as there isn’t much required knowledge. I then decided to add a little texture, by going into the back loop in the next two rows, to give the effect of a strike through. Which, gave its name.
When it came time doing my puff stitches, I wanted a little twist. Instead of doing the traditional puff with a ch1 to close it, I don’t close the stitch, as it groups each together. It just makes it easier for you to go into the stitch, plus gave it a more definite texture that speaks to me. Always love taking a twist and spin just to play on the textures.
One more thing to add before we get to the deets, this free crochet pattern comes as three patterns in one. Who doesn’t like that? I love it so much when this happens.
Lion Brand Yarn Hometown #6 Super Bulky Yarn or any other comparable to recommended. (Beanie/Cowl ~100yds or 2 skeins) (Ear Warmer ~ 60yds or 1 skein)
Hook: Boye Yarn Crafts N/15-10.00mm
Stitch Marker (optional)
Large Eyed Needle (for weaving in ends)
Yarn/Faux Fur Pompom (for beanie, optional)
SC: single crochet
SCFCH: single crochet foundation chain
BLO: back loop only
PS: Puff Stitch
YO: Yarn Over
FO: Fasten Off
Puff Stitch: yo, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo, pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook, yo, insert hook back into same stitch, yo, pull up a loop, 5 loops on your hook, yo, pull through all 5 loops, DON’T CH1, repeat.
Ear warmer: W-9″ H-4″
Cowl/Beanie: W-9.25″(second puff row) H-9″
US crochet terminology used.
Ch’s don’t count as a stitch.
In the pattern below I have included three ways you can enjoy this pattern, just to have a little versatility to enjoy it.
If you aren’t comfortable with doing the SCFCH, you are more than welcome to ch36, join ch to the first ch (making sure you have no twist), ch1 and sc in same stitch and repeat across. Join to first stitch and carry on with r2 of the pattern.
R1: 36SCFCH and join together.
R2: ch1, sc in the blo same stitch and each blo of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)
R3: repeat r2. (36)
R4: ch2, puff in the same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)
R5: ch1, sc in the same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)
R6: ch1, sc in blo the same stitch and each blo of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)
R7: repeat r6. (36)
Here you can FO if you could like to have it as an ear warmer or continue onto the Cowl or Beanie.
R8: ch2, puff in the same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)
R9: ch1, sc in the same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)
R10: ch1, sc in the blo of same stitch and each blo of next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)
R11: repeat r10. (36)
R12: ch2, puff in same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)
R13: ch1, sc in same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)
R14: ch1, sc in the blo of same stitch and each blo of next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)
R15: repeat r14. (36)
R16: ch1, sc in the same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)
Here you may FO and weave in ends to leave it as a cowl, or you may carry onto the last instruction to make the beanie.
For making the Beanie, FO and leave a long tail for cinching the top closed. Now, grab your large eyed needle and thread it with the long tail still attached to your hat. You will be weaving your needle in and out every other front loop, when you get to the beginning, pull your yarn tight closing the top of your beanie. Tie a knot to secure it and weave in your ends. Here you may attach any kind of pompom you would like or you can leave it as is.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and make this new addition. I really hoped you enjoy it and can’t wait to see what you come up with. Your support and love is really appreciative.
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