I am racing, ya’ll! I’m racing to publish all the wintery and cold-weather patterns I have on my calendar. Some of them will probably need to wait until fall (I have some super fun things planned for this fall!), but I started designing these Crochet Color Block mittens before Christmas and could never find a time to fit them in. They deserve to be shared this winter, so that’s what I decided to do.
This crochet hat is a remix of my beloved crochet plaid slouchy, worked from the top down! This is for crocheters who loved the plaid hat, but prefect top down over bottom up. This hat is just as cozy, just worked in a different way. Enjoy the free crochet pattern!
To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t sure if I would get around to making this Women’s Crochet Hooded Cowl. I started with the ribbed cowl and it was taking so long I started to get discouraged and put it on the back burner.
For a year.
Then I reassessed, tried a larger hook and made a bit more progress a bit more quickly. A few more requests from readers finally put a fire under me and I got it finished!
These beautiful crochet slippers use different stitches to create stunning color work. Mix and match colors and each pair will be complete unique. This post is a review of the Galilee Slippers pattern written by Mamachee and includes affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for supporting Whistle and Ivy!
Happy Friday friends! I don’t how, but I have gotten into a routine of publishing new patterns on Friday. It’s a fun way to start the weekend for sure :) I really hope you like this one! This crochet 8-bit heart slouchy is quite a simple idea, but it turned out so cute. It’s worked all in dc’s, so it’s a quick project, but isn’t that 8-bit heart adorable? It worked out so wel,l I might be making more graphs and turning them into hats soon.
Happy weekend friends! Today brings a pattern that I have been working on for a few weeks, which is crazy because they work up so quickly, only 4 rounds! To be fair, my original design idea was a slipper boot (which IS coming in a few weeks), but halfway through I thought they looked cute as low-top slippers. So today’s pattern is Women’s Quick and Cozy Crochet Slippers.
These beautiful and comfortable crochet heart stitch arm warmers feature a pretty heart stitch, which is easier to make than it looks! Switch up the colors to make it ombre or even rainbow. You will love your new arm warmers and you will love this free crochet pattern.
This cute pink crochet plaid slouchy is made with four colors! The technique is just as easy as the regular plaid stitch. Make your own plaid or gingham hat! The post is sponsored by Furls.
This crochet plaid triangle cowl is a fabulous addition to your winter and fall wardrobe! It’s made with #5 bulky yarn, so you can make this pretty accessory in an evening or two. Enjoy this free pattern!
This reader request pattern is very fun to make. Because the plaid hat is worked from the bottom up, it’s very easy to modify it into a crochet plaid messy bun hat! Perfect for keeping your head warm while keeping your hear up in a bun. Enjoy this free crochet pattern!
Using simple color changes, you can make this fab plaid boot cuffs that look like buffalo plaid! They are perfect for your wardrobe or would make a thoughtful gift. Enjoy the free crochet pattern!
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Happy Friday friends! Today brings a moment of triumph as I stepped outside my comfort zone and completed this Chunky Diagonal Weave Hat, designed by the very talented Jennifer Dougherty. Isn’t that weave texture marvelous?! I was given an opportunity to review her brand spankin’ new book Crochet Style, and was so pleased to give her patterns a try. The book includes over 30 patterns, each contains sizing for the whole family, and each made with amazing textures like this one! There are several more projects I intend to make in the near future. Plus, Sis would look adorable in a toddler size.
This post is sponsored by Hobby Lobby. All opinions are 100% mine!
I love living in my rural small town. We have just enough conveniences to feel like we aren’t missing out, but still have a lovely small-town feel. I admit, I prefer the city with its hustle and bustle and things to do everywhere, all the time, but we are definitely happy here. That being said, we don’t have a Hobby Lobby, which is not great. When we lived in Arizona several years ago, there was a Hobby Lobby down the street and I was very happy to spend a lot of time there (hubby –not so much). When they contacted me about trying out their Yarn Bee line of yarn, I was exited (to say the least) to have an excuse to make a special trip to Hobby Lobby in “the big city”. This yarn worked out perfectly for my new Crocheted Pocket Scarf. Can’t wait to try it out when we go look at Christmas lights next week!
This cozy trapper hat for women is the first free crochet pattern in a week-long crochet plaid series. This hat is so cozy and is made with 2 strands of yarn, so it’s thick and warm. You will love wearing your crochet plaid trapper hat all season long!
Make this crochet plaid infinity scarf, an absolute staple to your fall wardrobe! Once you get a hang of the plaid technique, you will love making them for all your besties! Enjoy this free crochet pattern.
These crochet plaid arm warmers are perfect for when your hands and wrists are cold, but you still need to use your fingers. Leave the bow on or off, or embellish with your own idea! Enjoy this free crochet pattern.
Hello all! Today I am taking part in a fun scarf blog hop! I actually started this scarf last year, and I unfortunately made it too short and too narrow. It sat in my closet for several month. I thought, this scarf is so cute and it’s such a waste! So I decided to remake it so it fit better and was cozier. It’s very simple to make, and I love the solids and stripes together. This is a really great beginner project if you are ready to dive into crocheting!
This crochet plaid hat is a classic. You need one in every color and you will love this fun and unique crochet plaid technique! Once you start crochet plaid, you can’t stop. This pattern includes 3 sizes: Women, Child and Toddler.
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I found myself yarn shopping a few months ago. My color choices can sometimes be a bit drab. What can I say? Gray will always have my heart. But something made me decide to order a very bright, very hot pink yarn. I bought it in a few weights and fibers (you can see it in this Chunky V-Stitch Cowl), and I have decided it’s going to be my winter color theme! It’s such a bright, gorgeous pop to the drab winter months of the year. And I love the contrast between my lovely and humble gray, and the hot, bright pink. Isn’t this hat gorgeous? I call it the Autumn Frost Slouchy Hat.
(Heaven help me, coming up with names is not someting I excel at.)
Cowgirl Meets Minneapolis
Tumbleweed or graffiti art, cowboy coffee or artisan lattes, lonely mountains or crowded streets…it turns out you can love both.
I recently moved from Wyoming back to Minneapolis, and the culture, slang, and rhythms of both ways of life pulse together through my veins and find their way into my designs.
Growing up in a quiet, sleepy farm-town in rural MN, I lived on the same street my entire life until college. Minnesota with its crisp apples, wild snowstorms, and intense turn of the season is forever dear to my heart.
My husband and I moved to Wyoming shortly after we married, and we both fell in love with the stark prairie beauty and sunsets that fill the entire sky. After 8 amazing years and 3 amazing kids later, we moved back home to be near family.
This bandana cowl combines the spirit of the wild west with the urban fashion of south Minneapolis. Both places will always be a part of me and I love that this piece incorporates design elements from places so disparate and equally wonderful.
The piece is worked into a triangle, then after two corners are joined together, the cowl is created by working stitches in a tube. This is a straightforward project with simple stitches that crocheters of any skill level will enjoy.
Whether you are working up this project on a ranch or on a subway, you will no doubt find a way to wear this bandana that’s all your own.
Cowgirl Meets Minneapolis
- Yarn: Madelinetosh Pashmina 75% merino wool/15% silk/10%cashmere sport weight yarn (360 yards/329 m per skein): 1 skein in Whiskey Barrel.
- Hook: Size (H-8) 5 mm
Gauge: 2 rows and 4 sts = 1 inch in dc
Completed dimensions: 19″ circumference, 14″ in height
ch-sp—refers to space under the chain already made.
yoh—yarn over hook
Reverse Single Crochet (reverse sc) – working backwards across the row, insert hook into next st to the right (if left handed – insert hook into next st to the left), yoh, draw loop up (2 loops on hook), yoh and draw through both loops on hook, 1 reverse sc complete.
Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc), 3 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, work 4 more dc in same sp. (8 dc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout pattern), turn, dc in same st as ch, dc in each st to ch-1 space, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in ch-1-sp, dc in each st working 2 dc in last st. (14 dc) Note: Stitch count increases by 6 each row, here through row 22.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st as ch, dc in each st to ch-1-sp, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in ch-1 space, dc in each st working 2 dc in last st.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to ch-1-sp, (2sc, ch 1, 2sc) in ch-1 space, sc in each st working 2 sc in last st.
Rows 5, 6: Rep row 4.
Rows 7 – 9: Rep row 3.
Rows 10 – 12: Rep row 4.
Rows 13 – 18: Rep rows 7 – 12.
Row 19: Rep row 3.
Rows 20 – 22: Rep row 4.
Top of cowl:
Row 1: Attach yarn to corner of triangle and sc evenly across entire top of triangle, working across ends of rows 1 – 20.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.
Row 3: Rep row 2.
Row 4 – 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 6: Rep row 2.
Rows 7 – 8: Rep rows 4 – 5.
Sew ends of rows 1 – 8 just worked for top of cowl together.
Work a reverse sc around top of cowl. Finish off.
Work a reverse sc around bottom of cowl. Finish off.
Favorite or queue on Ravelry here.
I think I found my new favorite accessory. I have never been a huge cowl fan until today. Not that I HATED them, I just had a hard time finding one (or making one) that I loved. My (almost) 30 Minute Cowl is easy and cute, but it’s not my go-to scarf. As I pulled out my hook and yarn to design this cozy Chunky V-Stitch Cowl, I decided I would try and make it with 3 balls only. This led me to make it rather small around the neck. It was such a happy result! I am now understanding that all my cowls have been too big for my liking. Next time I made my 30 Minute Cowl, I will work at least 3 fewer rows, so it’s cozy and snug around my neck.
You learn something new every day, I guess!
Happy Friday friends! I hope you have fabulous plans for the weekend. I am feeling fine because I FINALLY finished redesigning my Vintage Style Crochet Arm Warmers to have thumbholes! When The Boy was in the hospital, crocheting helped me stay sane and luckily this project was in my bag so I was able to finish them there. I just love them with wooden buttons.
I am not a huge gamer. I will button-mash a first-person-shooter game with my husband now and again, but I don’t spend much time on it. There are, however, a handful of games that I love. They all have the same thing in common: solving puzzles. The Legend of Zelda is one of the greatest (and most fun) puzzle-solving games ever made (at least in my humble opinion)! So when my sister-in-law commissioned me to make a crochet Link hat for each of her boys, I was excited for the opportunity to make a pattern dedicated to the greatest video game hero EVER: Link.
I pretended that today was cool enough for long sleeves and scarves. It truly was for a few hours, however when 2:00 hit while running errands, I soon realized that my scarf and sweater were killing me. Even still, I think I will pretend again tomorrow. If you are like me, pretending the weather is doing something different than it is (or it might actually be a bit cool where you are!), then give this cute Wolf Pup Slouchy Hat a try. I love the gradient variegated coloring in this Scarfie. It’s also kind chunky, which I like too!