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Textured Hooded Cowl

With the insanely warm weather we are experiencing, it seems almost silly to be sharing this pattern, but I loved it so much I couldn’t keep it to myself! It is a great gift idea if you are on the search for something to work up before the upcoming holiday season.

image_medium2ha While on a roadtrip with a good friend we decided to stop at a couple craft stores because we are both big crafting types. We obviously couldn’t stop at a craft store and NOT get something, so I ended up picking up this super soft teal yarn with the intention of taking the time to make something for myself for a change. After waivering on what exactly to make I decided this beautiful cowl would look stunning with any coat or outfit I would choose this winter.

While I wouldn’t classify it as a beginner pattern per say, its definitely an easier pattern for someone that is looking to branch out a bit into new projects and challenges. As with many of the patterns I share on here, this can be found on Ravelry. It is for sale in Two Brothers Blankets’ Ravelry store HERE.

I’m sure that changing up the type of fibre, or even including some variegated yarns, could make for a great spin on this pattern. It is a warm and comfortable cowl, now I just need to work up some matching fingerless gloves or something similar to finish the set!

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Happy Endings – Volume One

One thing I’ve wanted to do for awhile is to showcase pictures of all the awesome crochet projects I, as well as my followers on here, have sent out to the loved ones in their families. For this reason I am going to start a new collection of posts. On the last day of the month every month I am going to share ‘Happy Endings’, a post containing a couple, or more, pictures of people loving on their crochet items – whether they are gifts, or loving on them ourselves!

This month just has a few projects that I have made, but I would love to include your pictures moving forward as well! To be included in the Happy Endings posts please email your pictures to happyendings@lovinglyhooked.com and I will start showcasing some of your favourites here each month!

This month’s Happy Endings:

My adorable niece rocking her Teddy Bear Cowl. This is one of the 4 I had made as Christmas and Birthday gifts in 2013. Loved this pattern, the best part being for kids (like this niece) who won’t leave their hats on in the cold weather, its a little harder now to pull it off!

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Keeping with the Christmas gifts and children theme, my nephew rocking his cowboy set. He’s a little cowboy at heart and needed his own cowboy boots and hat in my opinion!

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On a different note, I had done something recently I haven’t done in a long time – crocheted for myself! I shared earlier this month a hat, scarf and fingerless mitten set that I made to wear at the Ice Wine Festival in Niagara, ON. Here are my husband and I huddled up by the fire at one of the wineries we visited, trying to stay warm in the winter chill, rocking my new set!

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There is something overly comforting and fulfilling about seeing your projects put to use! So please remember to share some of your favourites (with a brief write up if you wish) in time for our next volume of Happy Endings at the end of February!

Also remember that you can always share your finished projects, WIPs and crochet questions over on our Facebook page! If you aren’t already following us please come join the fun HERE.


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Stuffed Snowman

We’re reaching the end of the winter now, but this little guy can stick around with your kids all summer long without fear of melting! Found this pattern when attempting to find the perfect addition to a swap gift for my partner’s children.

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While making this I did use the safety eyes, which I purchased on Etsy. There are a TON of sellers on there with great products! Besides that I picked up a fun, sparkly holiday specific yarn (Bernat Handicrafter Holidays Sparkle) but any worsted weight yarn would work. The pattern can be purchased through Melissa Trenado’s Ravelry Store HERE.

This works up into a good sized loveable stuffed animal for kids to play with, or into a great decoration for around the house in the Winter season! The pattern is super easy to follow and great for the more inexperienced crocheters to branch out into making stuffed animals! Enjoy!


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Teddy Bear Cowl

I hope that everyone had a great Christmas with your friends and family! Today’s pattern is actually one that I found to create Christmas gifts for my nieces! This pattern is great! Easy to follow, and adorable when finished… I really can’t say enough about it.

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This pattern was created by Heidi May of The Velvet Acorn. You can find her page HERE and her Etsy shop HERE. I absolutely love the designs she has created and can’t wait to try out more in the future!

I even added a little pink bow for my God Daughter’s cowl to give it that extra special touch! 

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I highly recommend this pattern, and know I’ll be making more in the future (friends have already approached me about getting these for their children)!

Enjoy, and please share your finished projects, including your cowls if you try this pattern, on our Facebook page HERE!


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Snowman Christmas Ornament

To celebrate the fact that its almost Christmas I want to share one more Christmas Ornament! This is a snowman cover for your basic glass bulb using crochet cotton.

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This adorable little guy is perfect for any tree! Change up the colour of his hat, scarf and mittens with your recipient in mind (mine was for a little girl who LOVED purple). The gift in his hands was purchased as part of a pack of mini ornaments at the local dollar store, his eyes are just glued on googly eyes, his nose a pompom and his mouth is embroidered. To add a little more of the snow effect I used a clear plastic bulb, the kind you can purchase at craft stores to fill, and into it I put a layer of fake snow so that when the snowman hangs it can be seen in the bottom.

The pattern for this adorable guy can be found on the Sugar Toe Babies Etsy page HERE (and also includes a Mrs. Snowman!).

Enjoy! Hope you and your family are having a great Christmas Eve!


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Flowered Crochet Slippers

Working away at getting all my Christmas gifts done and wrapped… Only a couple left to go! Here’s one I finished already, beautiful gift for a friend! These slippers aren’t very difficult, great for someone who is comfortable with patterns and wanting to branch out to more than just scarves and dishcloths.

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The pattern is a free pattern found on The Life Artistic blog HERE. The slippers themselves are really easy to alter to the various sizes as needed, and the flower adds a great little touch to them, making them a lot of fun!

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These are the perfect little slippers with a girly touch to keep your toes warm as these storms move through our area! They are also a quick project and make a great last minute gift idea.

Happy Hooking!