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Strike Threw Snowcapped Earwarmer/Cowl/Beanie, Free Crohet Pattern, MM_Crochet17

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”No One is you and that is your power.”

Shanna Skidmore

When you think that something wouldn’t work, but after many tries, the envision finally took place. I just wasn’t going to give up on this, not at all. Many rip it’s and rip it’s ran through this yarn. It’s just like life, when something doesn’t work and you think you have failed yourself, never give up, because trust me it’s there. Put it aside for the time being and pick it back up the day after. Trust me it will work.

If you know me the one things I am a sucker for are super chunky yarn, big hooks, and puffed stitches. They bring out the joy and happiness in my life. It makes me drool and wanting more. This yarn from Lion Brand Yarn in Hometown USA, was the perfect fit for this design and I couldn’t resist it, but you can use any super bulky #6 yarn that you have been eying. Plus, when I found my N hook from Boye Yarn Crafts my heart was in love at first sight. These two pairings are a dream come true. They make items that are super comfy, warm and squishy items, that just make my world a happy place.

I like big hooks and can’t lie. I like big yarn and I can’t lie. I like big puffy stitches and I can’t lie. These three sentences are all that go through my head, when I get to pick them up and work with them. It just makes me chuckle, while my husband just gives me a weird look each and every time. I look back and say, “What?” He tells, “I just love seeing you this happy with whatever you do.”

If you love super fast projects that work up quick, then you are going to enjoy making this. I wanted to incorporate stitches that were simple and easy to work. The single crochet is my best friend, as you can see it’s just a dream to work, as there isn’t much required knowledge. I then decided to add a little texture, by going into the back loop in the next two rows, to give the effect of a strike through. Which, gave its name.

When it came time doing my puff stitches, I wanted a little twist. Instead of doing the traditional puff with a ch1 to close it, I don’t close the stitch, as it groups each together. It just makes it easier for you to go into the stitch, plus gave it a more definite texture that speaks to me. Always love taking a twist and spin just to play on the textures.

One more thing to add before we get to the deets, this free crochet pattern comes as three patterns in one. Who doesn’t like that? I love it so much when this happens.

Difficulty/Skill Level

Beginner +

Yarn

Lion Brand Yarn Hometown #6 Super Bulky Yarn or any other comparable to recommended. (Beanie/Cowl ~100yds or 2 skeins) (Ear Warmer ~ 60yds or 1 skein)

Supplies/Materials

Hook: Boye Yarn Crafts N/15-10.00mm

Scissors

Tape Measure

Stitch Marker (optional)

Large Eyed Needle (for weaving in ends)

Yarn/Faux Fur Pompom (for beanie, optional)

Abbreviations/Stitches Used

Ch: chain

SC: single crochet

SCFCH: single crochet foundation chain

BLO: back loop only

R: row

PS: Puff Stitch

YO: Yarn Over

FO: Fasten Off

**: repeat

W: Width

H: Height

Special Stitches

Puff Stitch: yo, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo, pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook, yo, insert hook back into same stitch, yo, pull up a loop, 5 loops on your hook, yo, pull through all 5 loops, DON’T CH1, repeat.

SCFCH press here to watch a video from http://www.glamour-4-you.com, this really helped me for getting the hang of the foundation ch.

Measurements

Ear warmer: W-9″ H-4″

Cowl/Beanie: W-9.25″(second puff row) H-9″

Additional Notes

US crochet terminology used.

Ch’s don’t count as a stitch.

In the pattern below I have included three ways you can enjoy this pattern, just to have a little versatility to enjoy it.

If you aren’t comfortable with doing the SCFCH, you are more than welcome to ch36, join ch to the first ch (making sure you have no twist), ch1 and sc in same stitch and repeat across. Join to first stitch and carry on with r2 of the pattern.

Pattern

R1: 36SCFCH and join together.

R2: ch1, sc in the blo same stitch and each blo of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R3: repeat r2. (36)

R4: ch2, puff in the same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R5: ch1, sc in the same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R6: ch1, sc in blo the same stitch and each blo of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R7: repeat r6. (36)

Here you can FO if you could like to have it as an ear warmer or continue onto the Cowl or Beanie.

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Rows 1-5
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Ear Warmer Pattern

R8: ch2, puff in the same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R9: ch1, sc in the same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R10: ch1, sc in the blo of same stitch and each blo of next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R11: repeat r10. (36)

R12: ch2, puff in same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R13: ch1, sc in same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R14: ch1, sc in the blo of same stitch and each blo of next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

R15: repeat r14. (36)

R16: ch1, sc in the same stitch and each of the next 35 stitches. Slip stitch to first stitch to join. (36)

Here you may FO and weave in ends to leave it as a cowl, or you may carry onto the last instruction to make the beanie.

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Cowl Pattern
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Cowl Pattern

For making the Beanie, FO and leave a long tail for cinching the top closed. Now, grab your large eyed needle and thread it with the long tail still attached to your hat. You will be weaving your needle in and out every other front loop, when you get to the beginning, pull your yarn tight closing the top of your beanie. Tie a knot to secure it and weave in your ends. Here you may attach any kind of pompom you would like or you can leave it as is.

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Beanie Pattern

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and make this new addition. I really hoped you enjoy it and can’t wait to see what you come up with. Your support and love is really appreciative.

XOXOXO —MM_Crochet17

Please Note

This pattern is for personal use only. Please don’t copy or paste, resell, claim, or recreate any portion of this pattern, in full or sections as it belongs to me. Please don’t use, resell, recreate, or claim any picture as your own, as they belong to me. You may sell what you make from this pattern, but I encourage you to credit back to me as the pattern designer, by tagging my website (mm-crochet17.com), tagging me on social media by using @mm_crochet17 and #mandmcrochet on Instagram, on Facebook @MandM-Crochet.

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Double Cross Shawl, Free Crochet Pattern, By MM_Crochet17

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After, seeing so many inspiring shawls and different patterns coming alive, I just knew it was time to take the plunge. My heart understood that this wasn’t going to be easy, just knew I needed to do this. Sometimes we can’t change the path we are destined for. Personally, I believe this was my path to embark.

Intimidation’s, frustration’s, give ups and put downs I was feeding myself all day, something told myself to fight the power. Put the bugger away and start again. These were the things I knew I needed to do, but it was hard to break the heartache. The pain was hard to fight and pull it off, but nothing changed. Our instincts show us where the footprints in life are to be placed. What we think that maybe impossible is the possible. These were the things that kept racing throughout my mind.

As, three days passed, I decided it was time for my hands to pick it back up and finish what I started. People in my life have always told me, I never finish what I start. Now, this was my time to prove I can do this. This was my win-win for myself, to make me feel proud and accomplished, plus it becomes one of many life-changing experiences I needed.

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Materials

Hook- E (3.5mm), Yarn- Lion Brand Yarn Mandala in Serpent (1.25 skeins includes tassels) or any #3 weight yarn, Stitch Markers (optional), Scissors Tapestry Needle, Tassels (optional)

Please Note: this pattern is for personal use only. Don’t copy or paste any portion or in full of this pattern, as it belongs to me. Don’t use, resell, or recreate any photos contained in this pattern as they belong to me. You may sell what you make from this pattern, but I encourage you to link back to my website (www.mmcrochet17.wordpress.com), as I am the pattern designer, tag me on social media @mm_crochet17 and use #mandmcrochet.

Abbreviations Used

CH- chain,

SC- single crochet,

DC- double crochet,

FPDC- front post double crochet,

BPDC- back post double crochet,

SS- slip stitch,

Popcorn Stitch,

**- repeat,

()- complete in that section,

YO- yarn over,

FO- fasten off.

Notes

US Crochet Terminology is used in this pattern.

You will be working in rows, turning your work after each completion of each row.

Ch3 does count as a stitch, but when you get to the border the ch1 isn’t a stitch.

** are used to be repeated.

() are used to be repeated in that section only.

You will notice that if your shawl is starting to curl up, it does workout, but you may want to block your shawl.

Adding tassels are an option to add to each corner, as they add character to your new shawl.

Measurements: Width- 4.9.” and Height- 27”.

Special Stitch

Popcorn Stitch– to begin, start by yo, insert into indicated stitch, yo, pull a loop, yo, pull through first 2loops, yo, pull through last 2 loops on hook, first dc completed, you will repeat 4x all in the same stitch, to have a total of 5dc’s all in same stitch, on your last dc pull up a loop and pull out your hook, going back into your first dc, insert your hook from front-back, going under the first 2loops of first stitch and into the dropped loop of last stitch, pull through and ch1 to close.

FPDC– to begin yo, instead of entering your in the stitch we will going around the post of the dc from previous stitch of previous row going front to back going , yo, pull up a loop, now we will complete the dc, yo, pull through first 2loops, yo, pull through last 2loops, completed.

BPDC– to begin you will be going in opposite direction of the FPDC, yo, insert your hook behind the dc of previous row going over the post back to front, yo, pull up a loop, yo, now we will complete the dc, pull through first 2loops, yo, pull through last 2loops, completed.

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Now let’s get into this.

Start by ch4 and SS to first ch to join.


R1: ch3, 4dc, ch2, 5dc all in the ring. Turn.

R2: ch3, 2dc in same stitch, dc in each stitch up to ch2 space, (2dc ch2 2dc in the corner), dc in each stitch until one stitch remains, 3dc in stitch, turn.
R3: repeat r2.
R4: ch3, *sk next stitch, dc in next, dc back into sk stitch* repeat up until the corner,(2dc ch2 2dc) in the corner, *sk next stitch, dc in next stitch, dc back into sk stitch* repeat until one stitch remains, dc in remaining stitch. Turn.
R5: ch3, 2dc in same stitch, dc in each stitch until 2dc remain, fpdc around last 2dc, (2dc ch2 2dc in the corner), fpdc around next 2dc, dc in each stitch until one stitch remains, 3dc in last stitch. Turn.
R6: ch3, 2dc in same stitch, dc in each stitch until four stitches remain, bpdc around 2fpdc from previous row, dc in last 2dc, (2dc ch2 2dc in corner), dc in next 2dc, bpdc around 2fpdc from previous row, dc in each stitch until one remains, 3dc in last stitch. Turn.
R7: ch3, 2dc in same stitch, dc in each stitch until 6 stitches remain, fpdc around all 6 stitches, (2dc ch2 2dc all in the corner), fpdc around next 6stitches, dc in each until one stitch remains, 3dc in last stitch. Turn.
Repeat r4-7, until you have the desired length of your shawl. You will end on r4 and turn.

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Border Time

R1: ch1, sc in same stitch, ch6, *sk 4stitches, sc in next 2stitches, ch6* repeat up until corner, (2sc ch2 2sc in the corner), *ch6, sk 4stitches, sc in next 2stitches* repeat until one stitch remains, sc in last stitch. Turn.
R2-3: ch1, sc in same stitch, ch6, *sk over ch6 from previous row, sc in next 2stitches, ch6* repeat until 2stitches remain, sc in next 2stitches, (sk the 2sc, ch4 sk the 2sc in the corner), sc in next 2 stitches, *ch6, sk over ch6 from previous row, sc in next 2stitches* repeat until one stitch remains, sc in last stitch. Turn.
R4: ch3, dc in same stitch, ch4, *sc into the two middle dc from previous row before beginning the border and over the three ch6, ch4, dc in the 2sc from previous row, ch4* repeat up to the corner, (popcorn stitch ch2 popcorn stitch in the corner) ch4, *dc in the 2sc from previous row, ch4, sc in the the two dc from last row before the border and over the three ch6 from previous rows, ch4* repeat until one stitch remains, 2dc in last stitch. FO and weave in all ends.

Now you can add your tassels to each three corners of your shawl, to give it that little spark of character.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and make this shawl. Can’t wait to see the colors you choose to whip this up in.

XOXOXO MM_Crochet

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Meet The Maker

I want to proudly introduce myself to you. My name is Colt and I started my crochet journey back in 2016. It all begin on the day after Thanksgiving. My sister came down to visit us, she had these tools and yarn in hand (which to me sounded all crazy and weird). I really couldn’t take my eyes off the magic she was creating. That was my life changing moment. I asked my mother in law if she would teach me this new wonder. She grabbed some black yarn and hook, started the circle for and handed me this adventure. I couldn’t hold the yarn and hook properly at first, because my mind couldn’t grab the concept at first. It was like teaching a baby how to work the first time. I put myself down through the whole process and almost gave up. My determination and confidence, is what finally got me the grasp. After, that moment it was life changing. All things were just popping in and out of my head, just all the things I want to accomplish and take on.

After, month of tackling the basic stitches and mastering them, I decided it was time to dive into pattern reading. There was this one pattern that I wanted to try out, as I thought I was ready, so many attempts and frustrations, I told myself no more. I tucked it away and said a pray to help me get through it. Two days later, I pulled it out and everything went as a smooth. This was the door that opened my journey to new possibilities. With many different patterns I accomplished and mastered, everybody told me I should start my own business and start getting my stuff out there. So, I contacted my older sister just see her thoughts about going in with me to create one of our own, I just couldn’t be happier that it’s here today. This fun creative hobby I dove into 2yrs ago has finally became what it is today and couldn’t be happier.

Now as it is 2019, I have started writing my own patterns and getting my ideas out into the wild world. I plan to keep writing more patterns and do more blogging, to get ideas out there. This has been one incredible journey of a lifetime of happiness. I am blessed to be apart a great community of makers and new makers. Over a year and a half, I got into pattern testing and can’t explain how much it means to me. For helping other designers make their creativeness become a reality and to get out into the wild. These are the one things that keep my inspiration in thriving mode and that energy to keep it alive. I have met so many amazing people in this journey, that fill my heart. My husband, family and in laws, have been my biggest supporters and fans, that I am appreciative to have in my quarters, to make the drive real and joy to keep creating.

Little fun facts about me: married my best friend (couldn’t be in this world without him); been married since January 28, 2015; have two little daschund (that I adore); yarn hoarder; friendly personality; honesty is what I live by; born and raised in Wyoming (still a resident); going after my long life dream to become a nurse and excited; I love anything that deals with becoming one with nature (hiking, bouldering, backpacking, rock climbing, rafting, kayaking, site seeing); traveling is my passion (especially going to national parks); plus this little fact nobody really knows about me, I am a baker.

XOXO