Fall in love AFTER Valentine’s Day!!!

Fall in love with….my newest crochet stuff!!!  Isn’t it just sooo romantic?  I think so!  Well, maybe anti-Valentine…because it is skulls….MUAHAHAHA!

I love rock…hard rock and metal…so skulls are kind of my thing.  And I also love how the trend is to take skulls and put cutesy bows and bling on them to make them more femme fatale.  Ooo-la-la!

I blinged mine up with the yarn, but these would be adorable in any sort of color.  And, since spring is just around the corner, the stitch is perfect for the soon-to-be warming weather!  I will offer these at a discount of 25% until March 1, 2014 to my blog readers.  Just contact me for a coupon code!

This gorgeous model is my daughter.  I am so lucky to have two beautiful children/slave/models!  Haha, just kidding, kiddos!

Please share the word!  I am on facebook at Crochetgoddess Crochet, and I have a business page at https://www.facebook.com/TheCrochetGoddessDesigns .  

I would love to have more friends and followers, so please…network with me!

And here we go…the “Skull Series”!  I have a headband, slouchy hat, and skullcap.  As always….made to order by your personal specifications.

back, and close-up of pattern

And finally, my favorite…The Skull Skullcap!  😛

I have been working on some home decor items, and should have them ready soon and will post those.  I am really excited about those.

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I have thrown together a couple more of my items that will be going into my store.  Things are coming together nicely, and I can’t wait to get it all ready for opening day!  This is just a few more things that I’ll be selling.  Please do not forget that I will make custom colors!  Tomorrow, I will throw out the link for people to check out what I am building!  🙂

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Free Pattern: Crochet Fast and Easy Men’s Reversible Scarf

And here it is, delivered during the Christmas Crunch!  I have literally thrown together the pictures, but I did take time to be sure the pattern was correct!

I used Lion Brand Homespun as my contrasting color in the black scarf, and you can see how a somewhat “textured” yarn can change up the look of the scarf.  I just love it when a project comes together like that!  A little trim can sometimes go a LONG way!

Sides "A" and "B" side-by-side comparison

Sides “A” and “B” side-by-side comparison

And here are my “thrown together” pictures for your amusement!

Before I throw this pattern at you, I’d like to wish you a wonderful Holiday Season, whatever it may be that you celebrate, and hope that you and yours will have a great upcoming year!  Now, let me post this pattern and RUN!  I’ve got tons to do before Christmas!

The .pdf for this pattern is available as a free download on my Ravelry pattern page here:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mens-reversible-scarf

Men’s Reversible Scarf Crochet Pattern:

reversiblescarf

01-beginnerMy blog link:  https://thecrochetgoddessblog.wordpress.com/

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Stitches Used:  Double crochet, single crochet, and crab stitch (a.k.a. reverse single crochet).  Crab stitch directions are included in the pattern.  Crab stitch is optional for the border.  Image shown does not have optional trim.

Gauge:   2 rows of 4 dc = 1”x1”Materials:

Hook Size:  I (5.50 MM)

Yarn Weight:  Worsted, 10 ply (Brand I used is Red Heart Super Saver)

Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Scissors

Terms:

ch:  chain

sc:  single crochet

dc:  double crochet

sl st:  slip stitch

BLO:  Back loop only

MC:  Main color

CC:  Contrasting color

Special Stitch:  Crab Stitch (A.K.A. Reverse Single Crochet)

  1.  Insert hook from front to back, into the 1st stitch to the right.
  2. Yarn over (yo) and draw through the stitch.  You will have two loops on your hook, just as you would with a normal sc.
  3. Yarn over and draw through both loops on your hook.
  4. Repeat these steps for each stitch in the row.

Special Notes:  A general rule of thumb, if you are unsure of how long to make your scarf, is to make the scarf as long as the wearer is tall. The scarf shown in the picture above is made to that ratio.

If you are a very new beginner, remember that the beginning chain for each row counts as your first stitch.  If you ch-1, it will count as your 1st sc, so you will skip that very first stitch, then make your sc stitch in that 2nd stitch in the row.  You will now have two stitches on that row so far.  The ch-1 is the first stitch; the sc in the next stitch is your 2nd stitch.  Starting off in this manner will assure that your rows stay straight.  The same applies for dc rows.  You will ch-3 and skip that very first stitch.

Scarf Pattern:

With MC, make a foundation chain (ch) for however long you wish your scarf to be.  Stitch count does not matter for this pattern.

Row 1:    After achieving your length, ch an extra 3 (will count as 1st dc), then dc into 4th chain from hook.  *DC into next ch.  Repeat from * to last ch.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 1.  (Counts as first sc) *sc into next st in BLO.  Repeat from * to end of row.  Turn.

Row 3:  Ch 3.  (Counts as first dc) * dc into next st in BLO.  Repeat from * to end of row.  Change to CC.  Turn.

Row 4:  ch 1.  (Counts as first sc) *sc into next st in BLO.  Repeat from * to end of row.  Change back to MC.  Turn.

Row 5:  Repeat Row 3.

Row 6:  Repeat Row 4.

Row 7:  Ch 3.  *dc into next st in BLO.  Repeat from * to end of row.  Turn.

Row 8:  Ch 1.  *sc into next st in BLO.  Repeat from * to end of row.  Turn.

Row 9:  Repeat Row 3.

Row 10:  Repeat Row 4.

Row 11:  Repeat Row 3.

Row 12:  Repeat Row 4.

Row 13:  Repeat Row 7.

Row 14:  Repeat Row 8.

Row 15:  Repeat row 3.

Row 16:  Ch 1.  (Counts as first sc) * sc into next st in BLO.  Repeat from * to last st.  3 sc into last st.  (1st corner of trim made.)

Row 17:  Now we will work on the second side of the scarf’s trim.  Row 16 above started the first row of the trim.  Keeping the same side of the scarf facing you as in row 16, turn the scarf vertically, with the short edge facing up.  * sc into next st in BLO.  Repeat from * to last st.  3 sc into last st.  (3rd corner of trim made.)

Row 18:  Keeping the same side of the scarf facing you, turn the scarf horizontally again, with the long side facing up. *sc into next st in BLO.  Repeat from * to last st.  3 sc into last st.  (4th corner of trim made.)  Join with sl st into beginning sc of row 16.  Finish off and weave in ends.

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Optional Trim:  Do not finish off at the end of Row 18.  Chain 1.  Crab stitch in each stitch of border all the way around.  Finish off and weave in ends.

If you would like to have the matching reversible beanie pattern for this hat, you can get the free pattern from my blog, or download the .pdf file from my ravelry pattern page.  There is no need to be a member on ravelry to download!  This pattern also includes a matching reversible cowl.  The links for the blog post and .pdf are posted below.  Here is a picture to reference.

Macho Man Versatility:   Reversible hat and cowl set blog post

.pdf download on ravelry

Example of one side of the matching pattern below:

Contrasting Color done with Lion Brand Homespun.

Contrasting Color done with Lion Brand Homespun.