Cold Weather Crochet: 21 Cozy Garments, Accessories, and Afghans to Keep You Warm PDF by Marly Bird

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Cold Weather Crochet: 21 Cozy Garments, Accessories, and Afghans to Keep You Warm
by Marly Bird
Cold Weather Crochet: 21 Cozy Garments, Accessories, and Afghans to Keep You Warm

CONTENTS
Introduction
Pewter Slouchy Hat
Cabled Shawl
Pretty in Pink Infinity Cowl
Ultra Alpaca Hat
Tilt-o-whirl Afghan
Thrummed Slippers
Ombré Cowl & Fingerless Mitts
Keyhole Fringed Scarf
African Flower Afghan
Newsboy Cap
Denim Infinity Scarf
Cross Creek Hat
Linen Stitch Scarf
Hat & Chevron Cowl Coordinates
Green Mountain Spinnery Hooded Scarf
Big Pink Hat
New Favorite Socks
Lace Motif Wrap
Log Cabin Blanket
Abbreviations
Techniques
Sources for Yarn

Introduction:

Born and raised in Colorado, I know what cold weather means! I live in the land of layers: A place where a scarf might be fine for the morning, but later in the evening, I’m wearing a hat, scarf, mitts, and slippers while sitting fireside under an afghan!

Whether you live somewhere cold or with someone who just loves to crank the air-conditioning, my goal is to give you patterns and pieces that you know that you can crochet and enjoy! Many of the pieces seem to defy the seasons; the Lace Motif Wrap (page 106) can be worn over your favorite coat or all alone. The Hat and Chevron Cowl (page 82) are made in a durable, soft-as-silk yarn; you can throw them on as the perfect accessory in any month. Once you finish your piece, you can revel in the fact that YOU made the item that’s keeping you warm!

Whether you find yourself needing to keep warm at a peewee football game, curling up by the fire with your honey, or camping in the freezing cold, you can count on the fact that these pieces will keep you cozy.

PEWTER SLOUCHY HAT
Crocheted from the bottom up, this simple slouchy hat uses a delicate lace pattern that, when coupled with the soft angora- and merino-blend yarn, makes a beautiful haloed fabric perfect for the brisk winter breeze. Add a touch of whimsy with unique resin buttons on the brim.

HAT BRIM
Ch 90 (96, 108); without twisting ch, join with a sl st in the first ch to form a ring, turn.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around, join with a sl st in the first sc—90 (96, 108) sc.

Rnds 2 and 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with a sl st in the first sc.

BODY
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), (tr, ch 1, dc) in same st, *ch 1, sk the next 2 sc, sc in the next sc, ch 1, sk the next 2 sc**, (dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1, dc) in the next sc; rep from * around, ending the last rep at **, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the beg ch-4—15 (17, 18) reps.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in the first tr, *ch 1, tr in the next sc, ch 1, dc in the 2 strands of the lower side of tr just made, ch 1**, sc in the next tr; rep from * around, ending the last rep at **, join with a sl st in the first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in the first sc, *ch 1, sk the next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1, dc) in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1**, sk the next sp, sc in the next sc; rep from * around, ending the last rep at **, join with a sl st in the first sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1), dc in the 4th ch from the hook, *ch 1, sk the next 2 ch-1 sps, sc in the next tr, ch 1**, tr in the next sc, ch 1, dc in the 2 strands of the lower side of the tr just made; rep from * around, ending the last rep at **, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch and 4th ch of the beg ch-4 sp.

Rnd 5: Ch 4, (tr, ch 1, dc) in same st, *ch 1, sk the next ch-1 sp, sc in the next sc, ch 1, sk the next ch-1 sp**, (dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1, dc) in the next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, ending the last rep at **, join with a sl st in 3rd ch and 4th ch of beg ch-4.

Rnds 6–13: Rep Rnds 2–5 twice.

CROWN


Rnd 1: Ch 1, *sc in the next tr, ch 2, dc in the next sc, ch 2; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc— 30 (34, 36) ch-2 sps.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, dc2tog over the next 2 ch-2 sps, ch 1**, sc in the next sc; rep from * around, ending the last rep at **, join with a sl st in first sc, sl st in the next ch-1 sp—30 (34, 36) ch-2 sps.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in the next dc2tog, sc2tog over the next 2 ch-1 sps; rep from * around, join with a sl st into sc and the next ch-1 sp—30 (34, 36) sts.

Rnds 4 and 5: Ch 2 (counts as half of the dc2tog), dc in the next st, *dc2tog over the next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with a sl st in first dc—15 (17, 18) sts. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length.

FINISHING

Using a yarn needle, weave sewing length through the loops of the remaining stitches, then pull snug to close the hole at the top of the crown. Thread the needle to the inside of the hat and then weave in ends.

Using sewing needle and thread, sew buttons to single crochet band 1 ⁄ " (3.8 cm) apart as pictured.

CABLED SHAWL
The way this yarn is made results in a wonderful bounce that really makes the crochet cables three-dimensional. Striped shawls are visually appealing but adding solid-colored cables to the majority of the body makes a perfect combination.


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