Monday, December 16, 2013

Free Pattern: Cozy Cabled Scarf

While crocheting away working on Christmas presents, I came up with a fun new little scarf pattern.  The Cozy Cabled Scarf is textured, is perfect for guys and gals, and works up super quick!
I was going to list it for sale this week, but I think I would much rather give it away.
It's very simple (perfect for beginners), and I think you will have plenty of time to whip up a few for the holidays.
So here it is!  Enjoy!
I will also be adding it as a free Ravelry download soon, for those of you who would like to store it in your libraries.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, and I would love to see your finished scarves on my facebook page!
Happy Crocheting!

Medium worsted weight yarn (approximately 170-230yds.)
*I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice
J hook
Yarn needle (for weaving in tails)
*These materials will create a scarf approximately 6” wide and   48“ long.  However, it may be worked in the yarn weight or hook of your choice, depending on your desired result.  Worked in a bulky yarn with an N hook, will result in a lovely and chunky scarf, which will work up quickly.  For a fashionable “skinny” scarf, try a sport weight yarn with an H hook.


ch- chain st/sts- stitch/stitches dc- double crochet fpdc- front post double crochet
bpdc- back post double crochet

Cross Cable Stitch:
Skip 2dc, dc in the next 2, then cross back over to dc in the first 2 skipped sts.

Row 1:  ch22, turn, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch across, turn,(20dc total, including the turning st)

Row 2:  ch3, sk first st, dc in second, fpdc the next 2sts, dc in next 4sts, crossed cable stitch over the next 4sts, dc in next 4, fpdc the next 2sts, dc in the last 2 sts. turn
Row 3:  ch3, sk first st, dc in second, bpdc the next 2sts, dc in next 4sts, crossed cable stitch over the next 4sts, dc in next 4, bpdc the next 2sts, dc in the last 2sts. turn

Rows 4-80:  Repeat rows 2 and 3, tie off, weave in ends.
* Fringe may be added if desired

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber Monday Sale

I don't know about all of you, but the crowds of Black Friday just aren't my thing.  How about getting all of your holiday shopping done while sitting in your pj's sipping coffee/tea/cocoa (insert beverage of choice here)?  Now we're talking!
Well, I have kicked off my Cyber Monday sale in my Etsy shop a little early, and it will run through till December 3rd!  Simply type in coupon code CYBERMONDAY when you checkout, and you will receive 40% off your purchase!
This applies to everything in my shop.  We're talking patterns, pattern pack deals, finished items, and several made to order items, all at 40% off!
Happy shopping!