Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Free crocheted Neck warmer/scarf pattern

I decided to participate in this new Free crochet pattern site. Below is my quick and easy Neck warmer/scarf. Great for beginners and you can work it up in an hour or less. I have not had this pattern tested so if there are any mistakes or you have suggestions for changes please let me know. As always this pattern is free so please do not pass it off as your own. You may use it for personal or commercial use I only ask that you link back to my page. Thank you and Enjoy!

Neck Warmer/Scarf

I hook
Worsted weight yarn
2"-2 1/2" Button
Yarn needle

Stitches used -

  • Chain
  • Single crochet

Row 1: Ch 17, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: Skip first st, sc in next st, * ch 1, skip st, sc in next st * repeat across. Ch 2, turn.
Row 3: Sk first st, sc in ch-1 space, * ch 1, sk st, sc in ch-1 space, * repeat across. Ch 2, turn.
Rows 4-16: Repeat row 3.

Button hole Rows -

Row 17: Sk st, sc in ch-1 space, ch 1, sk st, sc in ch-1 space, ch 1, sk st, sc in ch-1 sp. Ch 5, skip 5 sts, sc in next ch-1 sp, work pattern to end of row. Ch 2, turn.
Row 18: Work row 3 across using unworked chains from button hole. Ch 2, turn.
Rows 19-104 : Repeat row 3.
Row 105: Work one row of sc in each st across. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Sew the button onto the 16th row from the end so as to make it even with the button hole.

If you need it to be shorter just don't add as many rows. The button hole can also be moved up or down depending on how loose or tight you want it  around your neck. You can also make it skinnier, just make sure that there are an even amount of stitches in order to get the pattern look.

Enjoy your scarf!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Crochet Then and Now!


THEN: People first crocheted with wool yarn or fine cotton, silk, or linen thread.

NOW: There is a large variety of materials used now, such as Acrylic, cotton, wool, nylon…and so on. There is an increase in the demand for more organic materials.

Crochet Hooks

THEN: Vintage Victorian hooks were handmade, usually with materials such as real ivory, brass, various woods, and other bone material. Most vintage hooks were ornately carved and that the more ornately carved crocheting hooks had a higher likelihood of being a wedding gift. It is believed that the earliest crocheted projects were made by finger crocheting using fingers instead of the traditional crochet hook that we use today.

NOW: Today, crochet hooks are made in a variety of sizes and materials. They range is sizes that are small and delicate used for lacey works or large and bulky used for afghans.
The materials used can be aluminum, plastic and metal.
Surgeons typically include a crochet hook as one of the primary instruments when performing arthroscopic surgery.


THEN: Crocheting, as we know it today, did not become widely popular until the 1840's. Crochet was primarily looked at as a womans hobby.

NOW: Men are starting to crochet for it’s relaxing qualities.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Ok fans, I've finished my first official pattern and decided to have a giveaway! All you have to do is comment on the post on my facebook page. There will be two winners. One commenter will win the Button Up Fingerless Gloves pattern and the person with the most refferals will win the Button Up Beanie pattern! Spread the word!

Forever and a Day

My patterns are now available in my Etsy shop!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tambouring pictures

Here are a couple pictures of the Tambouring technique I mentioned in the previous post. It looks very interesting. I just might try this! I found these pictures on the Crochet World website.

The design desired is first traced onto the fabric.
This is a pointed hook that is inserted through the fabric. The thread is then pulled back through the fabric. The hook is moved to a different spot on the fabric and inserted again. Continuing in this pattern until the desired design is completed.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Parent of crochet? - Week 3

Here is a needlwork techique that I found while researching. I've never heard of this before. Have you?

Research demonstrates that the ancient Chinese and Persian form of embroidery called “tambour” (which in French means "drum") probably is the most direct “parent” of crochet.  Tambouring reached Europe in the 1700’s and is a technique in which a background fabric is held taut on a frame.  This involved an underneath thread, the working stitch which was then pulled up through the fabric on a hook and drawn into another loop of the working thread that would create a chain stitch.

I think this type of "crocheting" would be more difficult than what we now call crochet. What do you think?