16 Dec 2012 12 Comments
in Afghans, Free Pattern Tags: afghan, crochet, free blanket patterns, free crochet patterns, free patterns, free throw patterns, fringe, Newtown, painted crochet, patterns, quick throw pattern, rainbow collection, rainbow throw, throw
My Christmas gift crafting had yet to start and I had planned on going all in this weekend. The overwhelming sadness that took over on Friday changed that. Driving to pick up my 6 year old after work on Friday and listening to the latest updates on the Newtown shooting, I knew there were many parents who would not be picking up their 6 year olds from school ever again. It had not happened in Colorado. It happened just an hour away.
Saturday morning when I woke up I started looking through Ravelry to try to get going on those Christmas presents, but I couldn’t stop thinking about all of those who the day before were sent Somewhere Over the Rainbow. So in memory of them, I made a painted crochet version of the See My Stitches Color Party Throw called Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
My son curled up on top of it and fell asleep as I added the fringe. It was impossible not to cry.
19mm Crochet Hook
7 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Solids (worsted weight yarn in 364 yd skeins). 1 skein in each of the following colors: Hot Red (Red), Pumpkin (Orange), Bright Yellow (Yellow), Paddy Green (Green), Blue (Blue), Royal (Dark Blue), Amethyst (Purple).
Abbreviations (US terms used):
Ch = Chain
HDC = Half Double Crochet
FHDC = Foundation Half Double Crochet
BLO = Back Loops Only
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Pattern:
Final size is 54″ x 62″ not including the fringe.
You will be working this blanket from side to side.
Hold 3 strands of yarn together throughout the pattern. The painted crochet technique creates an ombre effect by changing the color of one of the three strands at a time. You will be repeating each color combination for two rows, then dropping one strand and picking up a new color strand.
Before you start,
make balls around 44 yards of each color. When you need two strands of a color, pick up from both ends of the skein. When you need the third strand of the same color, add the ball you just made.
Row 1: Using 3 strands of Purple, Ch2, 65 FHDC
(super easy alternative for Row 1: if you are afraid of the Foundation Half Double Crochet, you can Ch 67, then starting in 3rd chain from hook, 65 HDC)
Row 2: Turn, Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 65 HDC in BLO
Row 3: Drop one strand of Purple and pick up one strand of Dark Blue. Repeat Row 2.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Rows 5-6: Repeat Row 3 then Row 2. You now have 1 Purple and 2 Dark Blue strands.
Rows 7-8: Repeat Row 3 then Row 2. You now have 3 Dark Blue strands.
Row 9: Drop one strand of Dark Blue and pick up one strand of Blue. Repeat Row 2.
Row 10: Repeat Row 2
Rows 11-12: Repeat Row 9 then Row 2. You now have 1 Dark Blue and 2 Blue strands.
Rows 13-14: Repeat Row 9 then Row 2. You now have 3 Blue strands.
Row 15: Drop one strand of Blue and pick up one strand of Green. Repeat Row 2.
Row 16: Repeat Row 2
Rows 17-18: Repeat Row 15 then Row 2. You now have 1 Blue and 2 Green strands.
Rows 19-20: Repeat Row 15 then Row 2. You now have 3 Green strands.
Row 21: Drop one strand of Green and pick up one strand of Yellow. Repeat Row 2.
Row 22: Repeat Row 2
Rows 23-24: Repeat Row 21 then Row 2. You now have 1 Green and 2 Yellow strands.
Rows 25-26: Repeat Row 21 then Row 2. You now have 3 Yellow strands.
Row 27: Drop one strand of Yellow and pick up one strand of Orange. Repeat Row 2.
Row 28: Repeat Row 2
Rows 29-30: Repeat Row 27 then Row 2. You now have 1 Yellow and 2 Orange strands.
Rows 31-32: Repeat Row 27 then Row 2. You now have 3 Orange strands.
Row 33: Drop one strand of Orange and pick up one strand of Red. Repeat Row 2.
Row 34: Repeat Row 2
Rows 35-36: Repeat Row 33 then Row 2. You now have 1 Orange and 2 Red strands.
Rows 37-38: Repeat Row 33 then Row 2. You now have 3 Red strands.
Add fringe. I added 1 fringe for each color combination, 19 fringes each side. For each fringe I cut 8 strands and incorporated any ends into the fringe.
Weave in any ends in the body of the blanket.
11 Dec 2012 Leave a Comment
in Free Pattern, Scarves Tags: brioche scarf, cowl, cowl pattern, crochet, faux ribbing, fhdc, FPHDC, free crochet patterns, free patterns, free scarf pattern, knit look crochet, patterns, post stitch, scarf, scarf pattern
Wow, it’s been almost a year since I’ve posted. During that year I’ve been working a lot, still crocheting, and dabbling with the two stick thing (knitting).
I recently knit a Brioche Infinity Scarf and while I love the result, I felt like it took forever. To make it go faster, since I was using an acrylic wool blend, I steamed the hell out of it to make it grow, which it did… but it also lost the squishiness that makes the Brioche Infinity Scarf so delicious.
I was thinking it was kind of like the ribbed strand of the Hooked Holla Infinity Scarf, but when I tried it out, it was not.
So after some more testing and swatching, I came up with the Not a Brioche Infinity Scarf pattern:
725 yards of DK weight yarn (I used around 1.8 skeins of Jo-Ann Sensations Cuddle)
J crochet hook (6.0 mm)
SS: Slip stitch
This pattern is worked in the round, but you will be turning at the end of each row.
You will be working in post stitches for most of this pattern, but unlike how post stitches are frequently used, you will not be connecting the post stitches. This will result in a much more flexible fabric than you see when you connect the post stitches.
Row 1: Ch 2, 179 FHDC, then for final FHDC you will connect the foundation row. Make sure the foundation row is straight, put the two ends side by side, yo, insert hook into top two loops of chain of working side, then insert hook from the back to front of two loops of chain of the other side, yo, pull through both sides and pull up a loop, yo, pull through all loops on hook, connect with SS.
Row 2: Turn, Ch 1, FPHDC across, connect with SS
Row 3-40: Repeat Row 2
Finish off and weave in ends.
Finished scarf is 54″ long and 6″ wide not blocked. I did not block my scarf because I did not want to lose the squishiness.
Longer or shorter scarf: This foundation row is aprox. 60″ long and will shrink to 54″ in the final scarf. If you want a longer scarf, your foundation row should be 10% longer than your desired finished length.
Worsted Weight Yarn: I have also made one in Patons Classic Wool which took around 2.5 skeins (525 yds), using a K hook and did 142 stitches for the foundation row. It was around a 49″ foundation row and I did 32 rows. The final scarf was very dense so I steamed and steamed it to open it up. It’s now around the same length and width as the one I made in Cuddle. It is a thicker scarf though and the DK weight yarn has more drape.
Kid’s Version: I made one for my son in Red Heart Super Saver. He’s been having issues tying his scarf recently and the infinity scarf is easier for him to put on without choking himself. For his scarf I used a K hook, did a foundation row of 140 stitches, 11 rows, and did not block it.
Two Tone: I made my son’s scarf two tone, one side Royal Blue and one side Lighter Blue. I alternated colors on every other row. At the end of the rows I did the join with SS and Ch 1 with both colors before dropping one and starting the next. The seam isn’t spectacular, but it beats weaving in all those ends.
04 Jan 2012 11 Comments
in Free Pattern, Scarves Tags: cowl, cowl pattern, crochet, crocheted ribbing, fhdc, free crochet patterns, free patterns, free scarf pattern, infinity scarf, infinity scarf pattern, knit look crochet, patterns, scarf, scarf pattern, seed stitch, special crochet stitches
I finally gave Kristen Hein Strohm’s Fritillary Scarf a shot for Christmas presents. Reading through it made no sense, but when I finally sat down to make it, it worked out fine and made a gorgeous infinity scarf. I would highly recommend the pattern from Inside Crochet’s August 2011 issue available through Yudu. The pattern is for a flat scarf, but works very well in the round.
So while I was making these, I kept thinking how great it would work as just a ribbed cowl. New Year’s Eve I kept playing around with stitches and stitch patterns and while I wasn’t convinced just a ribbed cowl was the way to go, by New Year’s Day, my new infinity scarf Sugared Ribs was complete and I totally love how it came out. Sugared Ribs starts off with 4 shallow ribs (or faux ribs depending on your point of view), then ends with a few rows of seed stitch. I love ribbing and am always up to try a new crochet method. I really like how this ribbing came out. The rib rows take a while, but you’ll sprint through the final rows of seed stitch and the combo works great together.
So here’s my New Year’s baby, Sugared Ribs – An Infinity Scarf:
280 yards of worsted weight yarn (I used around 1.3 skeins of Berroco’s Vintage)
J crochet hook (6.0 mm)
CHSP: Chain Space
BBL: Work in the Back Back Loop only. This is the loop BEHIND the back loop.
FHDC: Foundation Half Double Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
RSC: Raised Single Crochet (special stitch). After using this stitch in the Fritillary Scarf, I did some research to see if there was an official name for this stitch. While I found the stitch mentioned in a few places, I did not see it named anywhere else, so I’ve used the name from the Fritillary Scarf(if it was in American terms). This is similar to a back post stitch. Insert hook from back to front, under top two loops of stitch, then from front to back, under top two loops of next stitch. Hook will be around the post. YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through both loops on hook.
RHDC: Raised Half Double Crochet (special stitch). Similar to the Raised Single Crochet, but this is the Half Double Crochet version. YO, insert hook from back to front, under top two loops of stitch, then from front to back, under top two loops of next stitch. Hook will be around the post. YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through all loops on hook.
SC: Single Crochet
This pattern is worked in the round, just keep going at the end of each row.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first HDC), 173 FHDC, then for final FHDC you will connect the foundation row. Make sure the foundation row is straight, put the two ends side by side, yo, insert hook into top two loops of chain of working side, then insert hook from the back to front of two loops of chain of the other side, yo, pull through both sides and pull up a loop, yo, pull through all loops on hook, you do not need to ss to connect to top part of stitch, just continue on with the next row. (175)
Row 2: RSC in each stitch around (175)
Row 3: RHDC in each stitch around (175)
Row 4: HDC in BBL of each stitch around (175)
Rows 5-10: Repeat Rows 2-4 two more times
Rows 11-12: Repeat Rows 2 and 3
Row 13: SC in BBL of each stitch around (175)
Row 14: SC, CH 1 (skip 1 SC) (175)
Row 15: SC in CHSP, CH 1 (skip SC) (175)
Rows 16-22: Repeat Row 15
Weave in ends.
Only want the ribs (aka Sugar Free Ribs)? Repeat rows 2-4 until it’s as wide as you want it. you may want to end with a row of SS or SC.
This length is long enough to double, but you can make it shorter or longer, just use an odd number of stitches.
Please note this pattern is for personal use only. Please do not sell finished items from this pattern.
19 Dec 2011 6 Comments
So while I like the Ribbed SleevoScarf for what it is, what I really wanted to capture was the luxurious decadence of the overindulgent scarf MsNovak had sent me. Plus it keeps getting colder here in NY, so you need sleeves AND a scarf. This weekend I made a much wider, much longer version so you can wear it as sleeves and a scarf or just a super big scarf.
Here’s the pattern for the Sleevy Scarf:
Aprox. 4.5 skeins of Loops and Threads Charisma (around 490 yards of Bulky weight yarn).
10mm Crochet Hook
3″ x 4″ = 5 stitches x 7.5 rows
FHDC: Foundation Half Double Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
This pattern is much looser than the Ribbed SleevoScarf. It was made for someone 5′ 8″ tall who wears a large, but could be considered more of a one size fits all pattern. BUT if you are making this for someone much shorter, you may want to make this a few stitches shorter. If they are really skinny, maybe knock off 2 or 3 rows. I’ll ask one of my short and skinny friends to try it on and will post a sizing update in a few days.
Dimensions: 89 inches long x 9.5 inches wide at neck. Since this is ribbed, it has a lot of stretch, but unlike the Ribbed SleevoScarf, the Sleevy Scarf does not have negative ease.
Row 1: CH 2 (Counts as first HDC here and throughout), 149 FHDC, turn (150)
(The easier version of Row 1 if you are afraid of FHDC: Ch 151, HDC in back hump of the third chain from hook, HDC in the back hump of each chain across to end, turn (150))
Row 2: CH 2, skip first stitch, 149 HDC BLO across, turn (150)
Rows 3-17: Repeat row 2
Row 18: CH 2, fold right sides together, slip stitch through both loops of turning chain from opposite side (foundation row).
You will now be working on the opposite side (foundation row). [Insert hook in back loop, yo, insert hook in back loop on other side of work (your 17th row), yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all loops on hook], repeat for 15.25” (31 stitches including chain).
Turn right side out, you will now be working into your 17th row only. Work HDC in BLO until 15.25” (31 stitches) left. Turn inside out and fold right sides together. [Insert hook in back loop, yo, insert hook in back loop on other side of work, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all loops on hook], repeat to end.
Weave in the ends and consider using Mary Jane Hall’s tip to secure the ends after you weave them in.
Wear as a scarf until your arms get cold, then put on your sleeves too.
I am still working on the Worsted weight version of this scarf. Be on the lookout for the pattern soon.
11 Dec 2011 5 Comments
I’ve been going out on the weekends a lot with a t-shirt and super fun oversized ribbed knit scarf with the most overindulgent fringe ever. MsNovak sent me this amazing scarf during the summer’s Seasonal Scarf Swap. I think it’s my favorite scarf EVER. So some of these times when I’ve been going out in my t-shirt and scarf it’s been kind of cold. I kept playing with the scarf and wrapping it around my arms like a sleeve. I realized what I really needed was a multi-purpose scarf that could be used as sleeves when needed. I had seen pictures of some scarves turned shrug and browsed through some patterns, but they all seemed more like summer patterns, so I made one up.
Here’s the pattern for my Ribbed SleevoScarf:
Just over 2 skeins of Loops and Threads Charisma (around 230 yards of Bulky weight yarn).
10mm Crochet Hook
5″ x 5″ = 8 rows x 9 stitches
HDC: Half Double Crochet
Pattern has negative ease and is tight and stretches to fit a size Medium/Large for someone 5’6″-5’9″.
For a Small, do 1 or 2 less rows. For a larger size, add 1 or two rows (or more for even larger size or looser fit). For a SleevoScarf for someone shorter, for each inch, reduce by 2 stitches
Dimensions: 53.5 inches long and 8 inches wide at the unseamed center. The SleevoScarf does have a lot of stretch.
Row 1: HDC in back bump of third chain and in each chain across 
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as first stitch), turn, HDC through both loops in first stitch, HDC in back loop only across to last stitch, HDC through both loops for last stitch.
Row 3: Repeat row 2 until you have 13 rows.
Finish off leaving a long tail to sew the first arm. I used mattress stitch to sew the arms, but you may want to use a stitch with more stretch. Fold the top of the scarf to the bottom row of the scarf and sew 21″ for the first arm. Try on to make sure it fits, you may want to sew it a little more or take out some stitches. Sew the second arm. Weave in the ends.
Wear as a scarf until your arms get cold, then wear as sleeves.
I am currently working on two other versions, in Worsted weight and Bulky weight yarn, that you can wrap around your neck and wear as a scarf and sleeves at the same time. Be on the lookout for those patterns soon.
02 Oct 2011 Leave a Comment
in Free Pattern, Scarves, Yarn Tags: child's scarf patterns, crochet, Fast Children's Scarf, free crochet patterns, free patterns, free scarf patterns, Fuzzy Yarn Scarf, kid's scarf, patterns, Red Heart Buttercup, scarf, scarf pattern, yarn
My son loves him some yarn. Whenever he’s in Michael’s with me, he tries to pile everything into my basket. I usually let him pick 1 to actually buy. This summer he chose a skein of super soft and cuddly Red Heart Buttercup that he wanted a scarf made of for when he got chilly in the air conditioning. The stuff’s not easy to crochet with, but he loves the super simple scarf I made him.
Security Blanket Scarf Pattern:
Finished Size: 6″x43″
1 skein Red Heart Buttercup (72 yards Super Bulky 6 yarn)
N Crochet Hook (10 mm)
Row 1: Ch 2, (does not count at stitch) DC 10, turn
Repeat this row until you run out of yarn
Notes: Difficult to crochet with, so you just kind of try to feel the top of the stitches, stick in your hook and guess. I wanted this to be dense enough to look like a solid piece of fabric but actually possible to crochet. My son loves it and asks for it every time he’s cold when he comes out of a bath or the AC is too much for him. He has also been seen grasping it when he’s sleeping at night. It’s basically a little security blanket you can wear around your neck.
29 Sep 2011 4 Comments
I’ve always been a big rainbow fan. Growing up my mom even painted a rainbow on my wall and made me an amazing satin rainbow Halloween costume one year. My son inherited my love of rainbows and Mexicana is his favorite yarn. He has both magic rainbow slippers and mittens made from it. So as Hurricane Irene approached NY I had to make sure I had all my crochet projects prepared for a possible week without electricity. I found a rainbow afghan pattern on Etsy and started working on Rainbow After the Storm. Shortly after I started I kept thinking about possible rainbow pillow patterns I could make to match. I couldn’t find that many rainbow pillow patterns so I designed a few.
The Mitered Corner Pillow is a 14 inch square pillow made in the round using all single crochet. I used a pillow insert, but you can just use polyfill since it is all single crochet, the fabric is tight enough to keep the stuffing from showing through. You basically crochet in the round with 3 sc in the corners.
So here’s the first pattern in my Rainbow Collection Series, the Mitered Corner Pillow.
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Hot Red, Pumpkin, Bright Yellow, Paddy Green, Royal, Amethyst, Soft White (or any worsted weight yarn you can find in ROYGBV and white). Less than a skein of each color.
F/3.75mm Crochet Hook
14 inch square pillow insert
1″ x 1″ = 4 rows x 4 stitches
SC: Single Crochet
You will be crocheting in the round and will not turn.
Repeat what is listed between the () where instructed.
Starting with Purple yarn:
Row 1: 6SC in a magic ring 
Row 2: (1 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 1 SC) 2x (10)
Row 3: (2 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 2 SC) 2x (14)
Row 4: (3 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 3 SC) 2x (18)
Row 5: (4 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 4 SC) 2x (22)
Row 6: (5 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 5 SC) 2x (26)
Switch to Blue Yarn:
Row 7: (6 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 6 SC) 2x (30)
Row 8: (7 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 7 SC) 2x (34)
Row 9: (8 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 8 SC) 2x (38)
Row 10: (9 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 9 SC) 2x (42)
Row 11: (10 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 10 SC) 2x (46)
Row 12: (11 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 11 SC) 2x (50)
Switch to Green Yarn:
Row 13: (12 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 12 SC) 2x (54)
Row 14: (13 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 13 SC) 2x (58)
Row 15: (14 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 14 SC) 2x (62)
Row 16: (15 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 15 SC) 2x (66)
Row 17: (16 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 16 SC) 2x (70)
Row 18: (17 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 17 SC) 2x (74)
Switch to Yellow Yarn:
Row 19: (18 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 18 SC) 2x (78)
Row 20: (19 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 19 SC) 2x (82)
Row 21: (20 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 20 SC) 2x (86)
Row 22: (21 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 21 SC) 2x (90)
Row 23: (22 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 22 SC) 2x (94)
Row 24: (23 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 23 SC) 2x (98)
Switch to Orange Yarn:
Row 25: (24 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 24 SC) 2x (102)
Row 26: (25 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 25 SC) 2x (106)
Row 27: (26 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 26 SC) 2x (110)
Row 28: (27 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 27 SC) 2x (114)
Row 29: (28 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 28 SC) 2x (118)
Row 30: (29 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 29 SC) 2x (122)
Switch to Red Yarn:
Row 31: (30 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 30 SC) 2x (126)
Row 32: (31 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 31 SC) 2x (130)
Row 33: (32 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 32 SC) 2x (134)
Row 34: (33 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 33 SC) 2x (138)
Row 35: (34 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 34 SC) 2x (142)
Row 36: (35 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 35 SC) 2x (146)
Switch to White:
Row 37: (36 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 36 SC) 2x (150)
Row 38: (37 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 37 SC) 2x (154)
Row 39: (38 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 38 SC) 2x (158)
Row 40: (39 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 39 SC) 2x (162)
Row 41: (40 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 40 SC) 2x (166)
Row 42: (41 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 41 SC) 2x (170)
Row 43: (42 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 42 SC) 2x (174)
Row 44: (43 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 43 SC) 2x (178)
Row 45: (44 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 44 SC) 2x (182)
Row 46: (45 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 45 SC) 2x (186)
Row 47: (46 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 46 SC) 2x (190)
Row 48: (47 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, 47 SC) 2x (194)
Finish off leaving a long tail to sew up the two ends.
Weave in the ends at the color changes on the wrong side of your work.
Using mattress stitch, sew up one side. Insert the pillow insert. The pillow has negative ease, so stretch the crocheted pillow around the pillow insert. Using mattress stitch, sew up the other side of the pillow.
Turn around and find a pot of gold.
P.S. The first thing my friend said when she saw the pillow, ” Hey remember that rainbow you used to have on your wall?” Like I could ever forget.
13 Sep 2011 Leave a Comment
While there was a long time I wasn’t posting here, I was still crocheting. I got a new job in March and it got really demanding this summer so I spent any free time crocheting and held off on the blogging.
I thought I’d update what happened regarding the FO Pledge I made back in February. That would be… not that much.
After my son started frequently asking when I was going to finish his Thomas the Train blanket I “gave” him as a Christmas present, I finally wove in a zillion ends and added the border. It actually didn’t take that long. I figured I should finish it before he didn’t like Thomas anymore.
As I posted here, I finished and sent the squares to Share A Square months ago.
As for the rest… uhhhh…. well…. they’re still in their unfinished object state. My grandmother is still asking for her polar bear. I purchased lining fabric for the backpack… but still haven’t completed it. I frogged my turtleneck after realizing I am not the size I fooled myself into believe I was. My husband’s sweater is still just the back of a sweater. My hooded jacket still has a few more ends left to weave in and is waiting to be sewed up. And of course, several more UFOs can now be sighted throughout my apartment.
P.S. I have started designing a new series of Rainbow items recently. The first Rainbow pillow pattern will be posted later this week. Why complete old things when there are so many new things to be made?
14 May 2011 4 Comments
in Free Pattern, Scarves Tags: cowl, cowl pattern, crochet, free crochet patterns, free patterns, fsc, infinity scarf, infinity scarf pattern, patterns, scarf, scarf pattern, triple treble crochet, ttr
During my exploration of big hooks and loose stitches, the Chinese Lantern Cowl was created. It uses a smaller hook for the edge rows and very long stitches made with a larger hook for the center rows.
2 skeins Loops and Threads’ Charisma (215 yards bulky yarn)
6.5mm crochet hook (K hook)
10mm crochet hook (N hook)
Abbreviations (US terms used):
SS: Slip Stitch
SC: Single Crochet
TTR: Triple Treble Crochet (Yo 4x, insert hook in next stitch, Yo, pull up a loop, *Yo, pull through 2 loops on hook* 5x)
dSC: Dropped Single Crochet (Insert hook below 3 loops instead of 2 when you are making your Single Crochet. For this pattern, you will put your hook under the top of the TTR instead of into it.)
Chinese Lantern Cowl Pattern:
You will work in the round for the entire pattern, do not turn.
Row 1: With the 6.5mm/K hook, Ch 2, 100 FSC, join with the last stitch so that you join at the chain, then SS to join the top of the stitch. When you start the last stitch, insert the hook under the chain as usual, but also under the chain of the first stitch, then make your FSC stitch. If you have a problem joining the chain of the FSC, you can join them together when you weave in your ends. (100)
(The easier alternative for Row 1 if you are afraid of FSC: Ch 101, join with SS, Ch 1, SC 100, join with SS)
Row 2: Ch 1, 100 SC, join with SS (100)
Row 3-4: Repeat Row 2
Row 5: Switch to 10mm/N hook. Ch 6 (counts as first TTR), 99TTR, join with SS (100)
Row 6: Ch 1, 100 dSC, join with SS (100)
Row 7: Ch 1, 100 SC, join with SS (100)
Row 8: Ch 6 (counts as first TTR), 99TTR, join with SS (100)
Row 9: Switch to 6.5mm/K hook. Ch 1, 100 dSC, join with SS (100)
Row 10: Ch 1, 100 SC, join with SS (100)
Row 11-12: Repeat Row 10
Finish off and weave in ends.