January 11, 2017

Bulky Cross Stitch Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

This bulky crochet cowl is fast and easy to make - I was able to crochet one in half an hour using a super bulky yarn (#6). I made it using a slightly modified single crochet stitch (it looks like cross stitch hence the name), but the result was very impressive! The crochet cowl is simple, yet rich in texture. It is unisex (can be worn by both women and men) and great for gift giving. This pattern includes a video tutorial on how to make the cross stitch single crochet.
Cross Stitch Cowl Crochet Pattern
Cross Stitch Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Materials used:
Super bulky weight yarn (6) (I used Bernat Wool-up Bulky or Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick) about 90 g (half skein)
Hook L 8mm (you may want to use a larger hook if you crochet tight)

CH – chain
CSSC – cross stitch single crochet
SL ST – slip stitch

The finished cowl measures 
5 inch. heigh (12,5 cm)
12,5 inch. wide (31,5 cm)
25 inch. diameter (63 cm)

In this short video above I show and explain how to crochet a cross stitch single crochet (CSSC). (Written instructions following).

To work Cross Stitch Single Crochet – insert hook into next stitch. DO NOT make yarn over the hook, instead with hook pointing down grab the yarn and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops on hook.


Round 1: CH 42 and SL ST at the end of the round to the first CH1, making sure not to twist the stitches. (42)
Round 2: CH 1 (does not count as stitch), CSSC 42 times around, DO NOT join with SL ST, continue working in spiral. (42)
Round 3-9: CSSC 42 times around. (42)
Finish round #9 with a SL ST. Cut off yarn and weave in ends.

***Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

December 21, 2016

Messy Bun Hat Free Crochet Pattern in 3 Sizes

Messy bun hairstyle has been a huge hit in 2016. Many crochet messy bun hat patterns have been circulating over social media since fall arrived, and I was asked by some lovely people if I could ajust my Basic Beanie Crochet pattern according to this trend, and I did!

Cluster Stitch Messy Bun Crochet Hat Pattern in three Sizes

Messy Bun Crochet Hat Pattern
Crochet messy bun hat has an opening at the top to fit bun or ponytail. If you prefer a traditional style pattern without the opening, please refer to my Basic Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern.

I created Messy Bun Crochet Hat pattern in three most popular sizes - Child, Preteen and Teen/Adult and published them as separate blog posts for easier reading. Click on the links below:

Messy Bun Hat Pattern - Size Adult - Click here for Free Online Pattern

Enjoy! Lili

***Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***