All Wrapped Up Infinity Scarf - Acrylic Version

Happy weekend!  Yesterday I released my "All Wrapped Up Infinity Scarf" pattern and today I wanted to show you an acrylic variation for those of you who don't enjoy working with wool/wool blends.

This acrylic version uses a bulky acrylic that is my personal favorite.  Loops and Threads Charisma (available at Michaels) is super soft, durable and affordable!  They have TONS of colors too-which I love.  In fact, this yarn will be the feature of my CAL that I will be announcing soon.  Follow me on Facebook and Instagram so you don't miss the announcement :)

In the acrylic variation of this pattern, I started by chaining 9 instead of 13.  Everything else is constructed in the same way!  Get the written pattern and video tutorial here:

All Wrapped Up Infinity Scarf

Who needs a fun, fast and unique pattern to get out of the mid-winter slump?  A "random skein" stash buster perhaps?  If that sounds like you, you stumbled across the right pattern!  Want to "stumble" across more free patterns?  Don't forget to follow me on Facebook and Instagram :)

As many crocheters are, I am guilty of having some...excess yarn...lying around the house.  I came across a few extra, single skeins of bulky yarn and was trying to figure out what to do with them.  And that's when this pattern was born!  One skein of bulky yarn usually isn't enough for a scarf, but put two together in a chic braided knot and VOILA!  You have something pretty cool and VERY simple!  This pattern is so flexible, it will be more of a tutorial.  Scroll down for instructions on how to make this trendy infinity scarf.

This pattern uses Wool-Ease Tonal yarn.  Not a fan of wool?  Check back tomorrow when I will share an acrylic version :)

Supplies

Abbreviations

  • ch: chain
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • HDC: half double crochet 

 

Finished Size (gauge is not particularly important for this project):

Width of each panel: approx. 4"

Length of each panel: approx. 45" 

 

Pattern Notes

  • Ch stitches at the beginning of the row do not count as a stitch
  • You can make your panels longer or shorter than 45", but if you want to wear your scarf wrapped twice make sure they are at least 45"
  • Make sure you watch the video to know how to tie and finish the scarf (link below).

Instructions

Make two long, skinny scarf "panels":

Ch 13

Row 1: HDC in second ch from the hook, sl st in next, *HDC, sl st, repeat from * across (12)

Row 2: Ch 1, *HDC, sl st, repeat from * across (12)

Repeat row two until you reach your desired length.  I used the whole skein of Wool Ease Tonal.  Tie off leaving a long tail.

Finish the scarf by using the tail of your yarn to tie the ends together.  You will have two different seams to sew, and you should join opposite colors (as demonstrated in the video).  Weave in all ends.

And that's it!  This scarf works up so quickly, you can whip it up in time for your next chilly winter day :)

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Celtic Winters Cowl Video Tutorial

Hey guys!  Last month I posted seven free patterns for "Seven Days of Scafie".  The most popular pattern was the Celtic Winters Cowl which uses the Celtic weave stitch in the round, and I had a lot of video tutorial requests!  And now I'm happy to say that it is here for your viewing pleasure ;)

Over the past month I have been working on fine-tuning my video filming.  I know that video tutorials are helpful for many when learning new stitches or techniques, and it is something that I am going to try to do more of this year!  The biggest trick is trying to find a time to film in daylight, while my 2 year old, 2 dogs and 2 cats won't disturb me (ha! That never actually happens).  But thanks to my daughter's long nap and my husband's interference with the critters, I was able to get this video shot last weekend :)  I hope that you find it helpful!

 

 

 

 

Michaels Flat-Rate Shipping Deal: Get the NEW Caron Cake colors shipped for less than retail price!

Ok Caron Cakes fans-one more post for you!  Last night, the online inventory of the new Caron Cakes colors went live, and now I have three pieces of good news for you:

  1. All colors are (while I am writing this) in stock and available to ship!
  2. The yarn is on sale for $6 instead of $7.99
  3. Michaels is offering flat-rate shipping for $2.95 today (Friday) and tomorrow!

You do have to order the yarn in quantities of three, but this means that if you order 3 skeins, your will be paying $6.99 per skein which is still LESS than retail price even after you factor in shipping (taxes will depend on where you live).

The more you order, the less your "per skein" price will be since the $2.95 shipping rate will stay the same.

So if you are itching to get the new colors and don't want to wait for them to show up in the store-now would be a PERFECT time to order them.  You can also stock up on a few of the discontinued colors as well.  At the time of posting this - Lemon Lime and Lilac Frosting are still in stock!

Please note that inventory can change at any time!  This post contains affiliate links.  Thank you for supporting free patterns and yarn deals on Left in Knots!

Aztec Print Double Pom Toddler Hat

Since this is my first pattern of the new year I'm going to say officially - Happy 2017!  This project was a fun little project that I was working on over the holiday "break".  If your New Year's resolution is to learn a new crochet technique, try this project to learn tapestry crochet!

Personally, this is my first double pom hat.  It is a SUPER easy way to make a hat, and since my daughter refuses to wear pigtails - I can at least get that effect when she wears this hat :)

Supplies

Abbreviations

  • ch: chain
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • SC: single crochet

 

Gauge

14 sts x 14 rows = 4" square in SC

 

Finished Size:

Width: approx. 8.5"

Height (excluding pom pom): approx. 7" 

 

Pattern Notes

  • Ch stitches at the beginning of the round do not count as a stitch UNLESS otherwise noted (see 'Hat' portion of the pattern for details)
  • The end of each round is attached to the first st of the round with a sl st.
  • I only made this hat in a toddler size, and therefore the pattern is written in that size.  You can easily adjust the size by adding or subtracting repeats of the Aztec print pattern pictured below.  Each repeat adds or subtracts approx. 4" from the total circumference.
  • The length of this hat can be modified by adding or subtracting rows of the Moss Stitch portion of the hat.
  • For the Aztec print portion of the pattern-yarn should be carried for the color changes (aka tapestry crochet) 

Instructions

Aztec Print Band

  • Color A: Blue Hawaii/Color B: White
  • The use of SC stitches throughout the band is implied.  For pattern instructions I will note the color changes.
This pattern will repeat 4 times total for the toddler size

This pattern will repeat 4 times total for the toddler size

Ch 56, attach the end of your ch to the first ch with a sl st, making sure there are no twists.

Round 1: (With color A) ch 1, SC around (56)

Round 2: (Color B) ch 1, SC around (56)

Round 3: (Color A) ch 1, SC around (56)

Round 4: ch 1, (2 A, 3 B, 2 A, 3 B, 1 A, 3 B) repeat this sequence a total of 4 times around

Round 5: ch 1, (1 B, 2 A, 1 B, 2 A, 3 B, 3 A, 2 B) repeat this sequence a total of 4 times around

Round 6: ch 1, (2 B, 3 A, 3 B, 2 A, 1 B, 2 A, 1 B) repeat this sequence a total of 4 times around

Round 7: ch 1, (3 B, 1 A, 3 B, 2 A, 3 B, 2 A) repeat this sequence a total of 4 times around

Round 8-10: repeat rounds 1-3

Hat (this portion of the hat uses the Moss Stitch.  Even numbered rows will begin with 2 ch stitches.  This counts as your "beginning ch" AND your ch 1 required to continue the Moss Stitch pattern.)

Round 11: ch 1, *SC, ch 1, skip 1, repeat from * around (28 SC, 28 ch)

Round 12: ch 2, SC in next ch space of previous round, *ch 1, skip 1, SC in next ch space of previous round, repeat from * around (this round will end with a sl st into the ch 2 from the beginning of the round)

Rounds 13-28: Repeat Rounds 11 and 12 respectively.

At the end of Round 28 (or once you have reached your desired length) tie off the yarn and cut it leaving a 12+" tail.  Using a yarn needle, loop stitch across the top to close the seam.  Tie off the yarn.  Make two large pompoms and attach them at each point on top of the hat.  Weave in all ends.

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Caron Cakes News: 8 NEW colors and 9 DISCONTINUED!

Heads up Caron Cake lovers!  The Crochet Crowd released a video today sharing 8 NEW colors of Caron Cakes yarn that will be released mid to late January 2017.  This video also included information for 9 colors that will be DISCONTINUED.  If you want any of these colors before they disappear, make sure to swing by Michaels or shop online

Here is a compilation of the discontinued colors:

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Faux Fur Pom Poms - Super Fantastic Price!!

Hey guys!  Just a quick note to anyone looking for a fantastic deal on faux fur pom poms.  I spotted these at Michaels today:

This pack of nine was EIGHTY PERCENT off!  My total cost was $2.59 or about $0.29 per pom pom.  That is a FANTASTIC deal since I have seen these run around $3.50-$5 per pom pom usually.

Please note-these are not sold as "faux fur pom poms" but they absolutely are.  They are about 2.5"-3" wide (depending on fluffiness) which is a perfect size for hats!  Here is a close up shot:

So if you love faux fur pom poms - I suggest you run to Michaels and check out their Christmas clearance.  I only found one box available at mine.  Good luck!

Top 10 of 2016!

Phew!  2016 has been a big year for me!  And I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of your for making my blog possible :)

Because of you, I have published 54 free patterns.  I started blogging in March-so I feel pretty proud about this!  The good news?  I had so much fun sharing these patterns with you, making new crochet friends, and working on all the self improvement that comes along with learning and sharing a craft.  The great news?  I have SO MUCH more planned for 2017 :)  Be sure to follow me to be the first to know about new free patterns:

That being said, here is a look at my most popular patterns from 2016, click the pattern title for access to each free pattern:

1. Amelia Poncho Adult Sweater -

this one has been wildly popular on both Ravelry and Pinterest.  A perfect project to make for yourself if you need a break from gifts or craft fair items.

2. Snow Drops Mod Scarf -

my most popular Mod Scarf pattern!  I loved learning the star stitch and you will definitely see more of it in future patterns.

3. Autumn Chill Mod Scarf -

My Autumn Chill patterns are my personal favorites because of the awesome texture :)

4. Puffs Mod Scarf -

do you see a "Mod Scarf" trend forming??

5. Autumn Chill Angled Super Scarf -

Another Autumn Chill pattern, and my first "super scarf"

6. Crochet Water Balloons -

my first "popular" pattern and a personal favorite because they are so fun!  Eco-friendly, simple to make and reusable :)

7. Double Crochet Hat in 10 Sizes -

because it is nice to have a simple pattern as a starting point that can then be embellished.

8. Amelia Poncho Sweater -

the first project that my daughter sort of willingly modeled for me, and my first experiment with Caron Cakes yarn!

9: Warm Wool-ish Mittens -

I have been wearing mine a lot lately! 

10. Celtic Weave Cowl -

So soft and squishy, but also so elegant!  Look for a left handed video tutorial for this stitch coming soon.

Did your favorite make the list?!  Whether you have been with me from the start or just finding my blog now - I would love to hear what you want to see more of in 2017!  Now is the perfect time to share as I am making my plans for the next year.  Thank you all again, and I hope you have happiness, health and yarn in the coming year :)

How to Wear a Triangle Scarf

A triangle scarf.

..wait what?...

 A triangle scarf?  Yep! I have designed a few triangle scarves this year, and now I want to show you how I like to wear them:

Step 1

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Step 2

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Step 3

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Step 1:

Hold the long side of the scarf so that the 90 degree angle is at your waist.  Drape the other corner of the long side over your shoulder and wrap it slightly behind your neck.

Step 2:

Wrap the skinny end of the triangle scarf behind your neck.

Step 3:

Adjust the scarf by shifting it off to the side.  Secure with a shawl pin or brooch with the skinny end hanging down or wrapped at the neck (pictured below).  If you want a hidden closure, you can use a bobby pin :)  

See my tutorial here to learn how to make a faux button brooch.


Make a Faux Button Brooch in only 5 MINUTES!

Sometimes you need that perfect touch to finish off a project.  That was my problem when I finished my Winter Rays Scarf.  My OTHER problem was that the temperature was below zero and there was NO WAY I was going out to look for a brooch at a craft store. 

So it was time to get creative!  And I honestly don't know why I hadn't thought of this before!  

Here is the quick tutorial:

Supplies:

Step 1: Thread yarn through the button holes twice.  Tie the yarn in the back to secure it and trim off excess.

Step 2: Wrap the top half of your alligator clip with yarn and tie to secure it.  Be sure to cover all of the teeth on the clip to prevent snagging.  Trim off excess.

Step 3: Apply hot glue to the yarn on the back of the button and attach the yarn wrapped end of the alligator clip.  Hold tightly until set.  Do not try to glue two smooth surfaces together-the yarn is essential for proper adhesion!

Step 4: Use it!  Add it as a functional clip for a scarf, or as an afterthought embellishment on a hat. Everything is cuter with a button!

Now the legal stuff...You may sell items made from this tutorial, but please credit me as the original designer.  Also, please do not share the written tutorial in print or electronically.  The photos on this web page belong to Megan Meyer of Left in Knots and may not be used for product sales/product listings.  You may share a link back to my blog if you would like someone else to see or work with this tutorial.  Thank you for your cooperation and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

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