Fun accessory patterns designed by Tracie Barrett.
Fionnuala (fin-OO-lah) means Fair Shoulders in Gaelic and that’s what you’ll have when wearing this mobius cowl. The alpaca blend drapes beautifully, the twist keeps it on, and the play of positive and negative spaces will grace your shoulders.
Skills needed: foundation single crochet, ability to work in round, blocking
$5.00 PDF download
Northern Lights Cowl
This is the sophisticated older sister to the Southern Lights Cowl. Another mobius construction with a simple body repeat, the deep lace edging really sets off this piece. Made large enough to drape beautifully, it gives the appearance of wearing a shrug with a deep collar.
It is highly recommended that this cowl be made in a fiber that has a great drape.
Skills needed: foundation single crochet, chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet.
$4.50 PDF Download
Southern Lights Cowl
This mobius cowl made in yummy Mini Mochi fingering weight wool is a great addition to any wardrobe. Due to the nature of the mobius, the cowl grows evenly from the center out all while working on the right side. This pattern uses foundation double crochet and V-stitches. The cowl is stretchy due to the nature of both the wool and the stitches.
$4.00 PDF download
Scarves and Shawls
Broomstick Lace Wrap
This wrap is perfect for cool spring and summer evenings. Made with either size 10 cotton thread or shimmery rayon thread (as pictured). Broomstick lace loops of two different sizes creates an interesting texture and look.
The instructions call for 2 wooden dowels – 1/2” and 5/8” diameter. These can be picked up for a very low cost in the wood working area of any craft store (I used the 12” dowels that came in multi-packs). You will want to sand the dowels lightly and if you wish you can taper the end of each to make it easier to take the loops on and off (although it’s not necessary).
This pattern is rated at experienced. It is best if you are already comfortable working with broomstick lace and working in thread.
$5.50 PDF download
Fearless is a scarf pattern that combines the two best attributes of crochet: texture and lace. Can be made in any yarn to transcend the seasons.
First available exclusively after voting in the 2011 Flamie Awards from the Crochet Liberation Front, the pattern is now available for everyone!
$3.00 PDF download
Granny Goes Casual Shawl
This pattern is for a quick and cozy shawl. Made with both Cartwheel and Eclipse, it is both casual and classy at the same time. The colors in the pattern reminded me of chambray shirts and khaki pants, the ultimate in business casual wear. Note: While these yarns have been discontinued, any wool blend yarn will work beautifully with this shawl.
$4.00 PDF download
Hats and Gloves
This hat uses less than one hank of each color in Cascade 220. It’s a warm and cushy hat that not only keeps your head warm, but also warms the ears. The stripes and texture keep it interesting.
This is an intermediate pattern that utilizes shaping and color changes.
$4.25 PDF download
A stylish headband that’s quick to whip up. Uses less than one ball of Royale Fashion thread (size 3) so why not make one in every color to match your wardrobe?
A simple 4 row repeat cable adds an interesting dimension to this wide headband. A great introduction to cables for those who haven’t tried it yet.
This pattern also includes a simple chart to help the crocheter see where to put the cables and which way they cross each other.
$1.50 PDF download
Lacy fingerless mitts that are great for wearing around town or at home. Made with wool, the lace pattern stretches and hugs your wrists and hands, providing warmth and beauty. This is an intermediate pattern and uses the foundation single crochet as well as shaping and front and back post double crochet stitches. Sample is shown in smaller size.
$4.50 PDF download
This is an advanced pattern for a rolled purse. The pattern contains instructions for both the purse and the assembly of an inner framework and lining.
Techniques you need to be comfortable with: working in front and back loops, magic loop, and sewing in linings.
Stitches used: sl st, sc, sc2tog, hdc, hdc2tog, dc, & tr.
$5.50 PDF download
The Guinivere choker is a quick beaded choker that will add a bit of elegance to any outfit. Made in size 10 crochet thread and seed beads, it is easy to make this to match any outfit. Perfect for brides and bridesmaids, it is easy to customize to the wedding colors.
Skills needed: Chain, single crochet, foundation single crochet, working with beads.
Supplies needed: Size 10 crochet thread (many chokers can be made from one ball), 64 seed beads, beading needle, store bought jewelry clasp.
$3.50 PDF download
Free Scarf Patterns
Easy Ribbed Scarf
This is a quick and easy scarf pattern. It utilizes the double base chain technique and can be adjusted to any width or length. You can make this out of any yarn you wish! The options are endless!
Lattice Mesh Scarf
This scarf is great for stash busting through those skeins of bulky weight yarn (6oz is all you need!) that you have a hard time seeing your stitches in. It utilizes front and back post double crochet stitches. This gives the scarf a thick mesh look which is warm and cushy.
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