Showing posts with label fashion accessory. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fashion accessory. Show all posts

Monday, March 27, 2017

Twists and Bows Cowl Relaunch

A free Crochet Pattern

I am relaunching one of my crochet patterns. It will now be a free crochet pattern.I was looking back at older posts and I noticed that this pattern did not get a lot of love. It only had 100 page views. All the fault is on me. This is one of the patterns that I tried selling on etsy. I made 3 dollars. I switched all the patterns to free, but somehow I missed this one, and everyone else is missing out on it.

I love this cowl. It is one that I still wear even 3 years later. It has lots of texture and volume. Also the extra glitter in the yarn makes it oh so feminine.

This is a great textured Cowl. It has defined cables on one side and on the other side it has bows. I made this peice into a cowl to show off both sides of the fabric. This is a very easy pattern. If you know how to fpdc and bpdc you can make this pattern. And if you can not this is a great pattern to learn how to on. I also love the sequins in this yarn it adds just a little bit of sparkle.

Twists and Bows Cowl

Yarn: Patons Lace sequin: 65% Acrylic, 14% Polyester, 9% Mohair, 9% wool: 70 g/2.5 oz 

Hook: F 

Notions: blunt needle.

Size:  34 by 7 inches

Gauge:  8 rows = 2 in, 2 columns and a ch sp = 2 inches

Repeating Pattern

Row 1:  Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), { fpdc in the next 4 st, ch 7} Repeat 3 times, fpdc in the last 4 st.

Row 2: Ch 3, {sk 2 st, bpdc in next 2 st, go back to sk st and bpdc in sk st, ch 7} repeat 3 times, sk 2 st, bpdc in next 2 sts, go back to sk sts and bpdc in sk st,  bpdc in last st.
Row 3: Repeat row 1.

Row 4: Ch 3, {sk 2 st, bpdc in next 2 st, go back to sk st and bpdc in sk st, (ch 3, sc around rows 1 through 3 ch sp, ch 3) } repeat {to } 3 times, sk 2 st, bpdc in next 2 sts,  go back to sk sts and bpdc in sk sts,  bpdc in last st.

Repeat rows 1-4 till you have your desired length.

To Start the Cowl:

Row 1: Ch 52, dc in 3rd ch from hook, {dc in the next 4 ch, sk 7 chs} Repeat 3 times, 5 dc in the last 5 chs.

Row 2- 124: Follow repeating pattern starting with row 2.

 Finish off and weave your ends.

 Block if needed.

 Sew both ends together with a wip stitch for a cowl or leave long for a scarf. 


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Other Free Crochet Patterns you might like: 

Summer Fling Cowl

Super Twisty Chuncky Neck Warmer

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Swift Swirl Hat: A Free Knit Pattern

A Free Knitting Pattern

***Edit*** As of April 2nd, 2019 everything has been updated and you may find that the crown is better shaped than before. I'm really happy with the changes made to the pattern and I know you will be too.

My first knit pattern. I'm really excited that I am finally able to share with you. I love that in broadening my horizons and learning something new I can then go share it with others. Five years ago when I started this blog if someone told me I would be adding knit patterns to it also, I would have laughed at them.

 Since moving to Canada, I just fell in love with the culture surrounding knitting and crafting. There is also the thrill of learning and accomplishing something new. It has been so Rewarding learning more about all the different fiber arts.
Enough about me I want to tell you about the pattern.

hat made with 78 stitches cast on
This pattern is thinking outside the box on how we approach certain stitches. The Right and Left Twist stitches are usually used when making cables. I wanted to see what they would be as a layered stitch, and this is the end result.

This pattern is fast (that's why I called it swift). There is essentially only one stitch you are using; the knit stitch. There are no yarn overs or decreases You are just tweaking it a bit with a twist. This is the kind of pattern that you can make while watching t.v. and not have to worry about it to much. You don't even have to worry about where the round ends.  You just keep going till you come the the length you want.  

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Don't forget to find this pattern in Ravelry Here. Be sure to check out the Companion Pattern Swift Chevron Hat. You can purchase the Swift Chevron Hat for $3.00 and you will automatically get the Swift Swirl Hat Pattern for Free. 

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Swift Swirl Hat: A Knit Pattern

Designer: Julia Schwartz

Needles: 6,0 mm/US 10 circular needles and a set of double point needles US 10 to finish it off.

Yarn:  I used Lion Brand Wool Ease: mushroom 403 for the adult hat, and I used an unlabeled wool for the smaller hat (sorry) I would recommend any worsted wool size 4.   

Notions: tapestry needle

Gauge: 17 k = 4 inches, 20 rows = 4 inches   


  • Once pattern is established  the pattern will move  to the right by one stitch after every row.
  • Established pattern is 11 +1 stitches. So if you are wanting to make a smaller or larger hat add or take away 11. Example a baby hat would be 78 stitches.
Stitches Used: knit (k), Purl(P), Right twist (RT), knit 2 together(K2tog) , K2togb

Special stitches:
  • Right Twist (RT): Knit 2 together keeping both stitches on the left needle, knit into the first stitch, then pull both stitches onto the right needle, stitch complete.
  • Left Twist(LT): Knit through the back loop of the 2nd st, keep the stitch on the left needle, knit in the first stitch, then pull both stitches onto the right needle, stitch complete.
  • K2tog: k 2 stitches together
  • K2togb: k 2 sttiches together through the back loops


Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact


Cast on 100 stitches using the German Twist Long Tail Cast On

Round 1 – 8:( p, k), repeat  (to) all the way around. When the 8th round is complete, place a stitch marker on the starting st.

Round 9: k

Round 10 -38: (K 5 st, RT 3 times), Repeat continually till you finish the 38th row. Finish on a k 5 closest to the placed marker.

Decreasing with the RT (remember that each round is moved to the right by 1 st.)

Switch to double point needles

Row 1: (K2tog, RT 2 times, k 5) repeat all the way around

Row 2: (RT, k1, RT, k5) repeat all the way around

Row 3: (K2tog, RT, k6) repeat all the way around

Row 4: (RT, k, RT, k4) repeat all the way around

Row 5: (K2tog, RT, k5) repeat all the way around

Row 6: (RT, k, RT, k3) repeat all the way around

Row 7: (K2tog, RT, k4) repeat all the way around

Row 8: (RT, k, RT, k2) repeat all the way around

Row 9: (K2tog, RT, k3) repeat all the way around

Row 10: (RT, k, RT, k) repeat all the way around

Row 11: (K2tog, RT, k 2) repeat all the way around

Row 12-13: (k2tog) repeat all the way around, k in last st.

Finish off with a long tail bind off. Pull tight, knot and weave in your ends.

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More Knitting Patterns You Will Love

Swift Chevron Hat

Swift Swirl Cowl