Monday, October 19, 2015

Winter's Sky Bulky Hood Crochet Pattern and Yarn Review | Posh Pooch Designs


I received A Box of Yarn From 
 It contained 
awesome, squishy and soft,
 Bulky yarns called
Go look at all the color combinations!
 I want them all.
This is one of 
Red Heart Yarns New yarns.
Check out this
that explains all about it.
And in a few words,
 "I LOVE IT".
 I Love working with bulky yarns.
But this yarn was so 
wonderful to work with.
Soft yes, Squishy, yes, 
but also it had a silky feel to it.
It make a warm and 
comfy item to wear, 
but not heavy at all.

I absolutely loved how the colors
 blended together, also.
They are mix and match yarns that 
the colors and textures work together.

After, playing with this fun yarn for a bit,
 I decided to make a warm comfy hood.
And I Love the hood I designed too.


Winter's Sky Bulky Hood Crochet Pattern 
by Sara Sach
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Skill: Easy (super easy, really super easy)

Materials :
Hook – N/15-10.00MM
Yarn – 3 skeins Bulky (6)
C1 - Red Heart Mixology – Solid, Jade 5oz. / 70yds.
C2 – Red Heart Mixology – Prints, Calypso 4.5 oz. / 65yds.
C3 – Red heart Mixology – Swirl, Calypso 4 oz. / 59yds.
Yarn Needle for weaving in ends

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Back Loop Only (BLO)
Skip (sk)

Size : On size fits most. Youth to Adult

Gauge : 4 X4, 7 sts, 8 rows

Notes: Ch1 at ends of rows does not count as a st.
When changing colors, ch1 is after the color change.

Pattern:
R : 1 – With C1, ch 52, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
and in each ch across,
Ch1 turn, 51 sc

R : 2 – Working in the Blo, 1 sc in the 1st sc, 
*ch1, sk the next st, 1 sc in the next st*
Repeat From * to *, (26sc, 25 ch1 = 51 sts)

R : 3 - Change to C2, Repeat R : 2

R : 4 – Repeat R : 2

R : 5 – Change to C1, Repeat R : 2

R : 6 – Repeat R : 2

R : 7- R : 24 – Repeat R : 3- R : 6,   
5 more times, tie off and weave in your ends.

You should have a Rectangle that measures about 12 X 22 inches.

Fold the rectangle in half, wrong side out.
Attach matching yarn to the top of the hat,
and slst, Sewing closed the back of the Hood.
Tie off and weave in your end.



Bottom Trim
R : 25 - Attach yarn, C1, to the bottom edge of the Hood,
st 1 sc in the end of each row, ch1, turn (48sc)

R : 26 – 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn

R : 27 – Repeat R : 26, tie off, weave in your end.

Front Hood Trim
R : 28 - With C3, attach yarn to the right corner
of the front edge of the hood.
Sc in the end of the 1st 3 rows of the bottom trim,
Sc in the 1st st of the hood edge,
*ch1, sk the next st, sc in the next st *
Repeat From * to * around the hood edge,
 then 1 sc in the ends of the rows at the left
edge of the hood trim. Ch1 turn
(This sounds confusing, but basically you are doing
 Stitching 3 sc, then *1 sc, ch1, sk 1,*
Repeat around hood edge, then 3 sc at the other end.)

R : 29 – Repeat R : 28, tie off

Ties – Make 2
Cut 3 pieces of yarn, C2, 36 inches long, loop through the
front corner of the hood, and braid, tie a knot in the ends and trim.

Pompoms – Make 2
Wrap C3 around your four fingers 20 times,
With a 10 inch piece of C2, slip yarn through the loops,
And firmly tie the center of the loops.
Trim pompom even and attach to the end of the tie.

Oh and.......

If you slide the hood down on your shoulders,
 it becomes a lovely warm cowl.

FYI - I am keeping this design.
 I almost always give them away,
but not this time.
I Love it too much.
I hope you will too.
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