Collana Lace Cowl – Crochet Pattern

With cool weather still lingering on it is nice to add a new neck warmer to your accessory pile. I am in love with the newest crochet design, the Collana Lace Cowl.

As I sat down to design a new cowl style neck warmer, I began with some beautiful shimmery yarn by Lion Brand, called, Summer Nights. When you see and feel this yarn you know it will be ideal for an elegant accessory.

Collana Lace Cowl Long Option

The Collana Lace Cowl made in the Lion Brand Summer Night yarn had to be a long design, almost worn as a necklace. In fact, the word Collana is an Italian word that means, “necklace”, according to the Cambridge Dictionary.

Collana Lace Necklace or More Cowl?

I love the softness and the slight shimmer of the Cowl, it is ideal for a cool day. However, after I made my first cowl we had a huge storm that dropped the temperatures to below freezing. I was in need of something warmer.

After looking in my stash of yarn I found a lovely skein of Cloudborn Alpaca Wool Silk Fingering yarn. Oh my, this was so warm and had a unique look to it. I knew I wanted to make another cowl with the exact same stitch but shorter so that it would be closer to the neckline.

Collana Lace Cowl Short Version

Long or Short? That is the Question.

I fell in love again with the short version. It is crazy how the same cowl pattern can be made to have two completely different looks. The stitches work up the same but with different textures the yarns make the appearance of the cowl completely different.

About the Collana Lace Cowl Pattern

The pattern comes in two sizes that will fit most people. Both styles are made using a super fine (#1) weight yarn and is crocheted using a crochet hook size H (5.00 mm) hook.

For the longer version plan on using up to 375 yards. Where as the short version only used about 300 yards of yarn. The pattern could be altered to be longer or shorter because it gives you the number of stitches to either increase or decrease by.

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See What my Testers Made

I love seeing how my pattern designs work up and my testers do an amazing job each and every time.

Collana Lace Cowl (short version) made by Laura Brewer – Simple Stitches.
Made with KT & the Squid Sock Yarn
Collana Lace Cowl Crochet Pattern
Collana Lace Cowl (short version) made by Stephanie Robinson – loved wearing it folded over.
Made with Cloudborn Alpaca Wool Silk Fingering

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Don’t Moose With Me Crochet Blanket Pattern

The Don’t Moose with Me Crochet Blanket Pattern is a fun oversized throw blanket. The silhouette of the moose is defined with an outline that makes it pop, while the silhouette is emphasized with the striped background.

Don't Moose with Me Blanket Crochet Pattern

The blanket is made using a simple stitch repeat. The pattern is not a C2C blanket, it is worked from the bottom up in short rows.

The pattern has a couple different formats that you can follow. It includes a color chart in 2 sizes: one page for a quick print off and go option or a 4 page enlarged format for easier tracking and viewing. There is also a written format that includes how many stitches to crochet in each color.

The Don’t Moose with Me pattern includes full photo tutorials for all the techniques you need to complete the blanket.

The blanket is fun to create and can fit in nearly any decor style by simply changing the color scheme. The extra large tassels are completely optional, they add a playful and whimsical look to the throw blanket.

Don't Moose with Me Tassel View

Don’t Moose with Me Blanket Details

The blanket is an extra large throw blanket which is extra nice to snuggle up in. The completed size is 40” wide X 52” long.

You can make the blanket in any worsted weight yarn. I used Sprightly Acrylic Worsted weight yarn, I love the softness of this yarn, especially for blankets. It is a full, rich and plush yarn with bold colors. Check out the entire Sprightly color line by clicking this {affiliate} link HERE.

Don't Moose with Me Blanket Design

Where to get your Don’t Moose with Me Pattern

You can find the pattern in my shops below:

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Easter Egg Display – Crochet Pattern

Remembering my Grandmother and her love of thread crochet is what inspired the Easter Egg Display Pattern. Each year my Mom displays a large egg with Easter trinkets inside that my Grandma made. It wouldn’t be Easter at Mom’s without that out on the entryway table. I wanted to bring some of that into my own home and so I created a much smaller version with more detailed design and I hope you like it to.
 
 
 

 

 The Easter Egg Display features a chevron pattern around the main part of the egg with a simple pattern on the top and bottom. The bottom is made flat so it can stand by itself. The pattern includes instructions on how to starch (stiffen) the final egg using household items. The Easter Egg Display stands about 10″ tall and is about 8″ wide. What a fun gift for Easter or a great memory your kids can have as you bring out the Display each year.
 
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Reversible Swaddle Pod Pattern Release

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Wake up and see this lovely newborn Reversible Swaddle Pod photo prop!
 
 
The reversible swaddle pod is a fun new prop for your stash, plus it is like getting 2 props in one. One side features a beautiful raised ridge look (see image above and below). Simply turn it inside out and you have a knit look (see lower image in blog post). The reversible swaddle pod works up quickly and has a lot of stretch to get those babies nestled nice and comfy.
 

Two Different Looks to the Reversible Swaddle Pod

Take a peak at the images below, they are the same swaddle pods, just turned inside out. One side has a unique stitch look to it, almost resembling knit. The second side has a ribbed look. Each one is unique in their own way. 
 
 

I love when you can utilize one pattern but it allows you to capture two different looks with it. This is a great addition to your photo prop stash for those newborns. 

 
 

Where to get your copy of the Chevron Swaddle Pod

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Chevron Swaddle Pod – Photo Prop Pattern Release

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A simple swaddle pod can help calm a baby to help you capture to perfect newborn photo shoots. Add a chevron swaddle pod and you will be the hero with adding this timeless pattern into your photos.  
 

 

The Chevron Swaddle Pod crochet pattern comes with complete instructions for a newborn size pod. The Pod is the latest hype in newborn photography. They are designed shorter than a traditional cocoon and wider so the baby is swaddled up in a little bundle. The pod works up quickly and can be made in a striped pattern or made in a solid pattern to show the beauty in the stitching (see images below). 
 

 

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Mermaid Set Crochet Pattern – Added Sizes!

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Mermaid Tail Sets are so popular in photographing little girls right now. I recently released a fun set for newborns but I received so many request for larger sizes that I had to add them.
The Mermaid Photo Prop Pattern now includes 3 sizes: newborn, 3-6 months, and 6-12 months.

More about the Mermaid Set

The Tail of the Mermaid prop is made in a raised but still slightly subtle wave pattern. The look replicates that of scales. The tail simply slides over the legs and is secured around the waist of the baby.
The bikini top is cute band that has a pinched pleat in the center of the front. This design is easy on a sleeping baby. If you have an older baby that is slightly more mobile, you may want to consider adding a small neck strap, but make sure you supervise the infant while it is wearing the set.
The headband features a design that can either be a starfish or a swaying flower of the sea.

Have fun with colors

Be creative with colors while you make your mermaid set. A simple change here can dramatically change the look of the mermaid set.
Mermaid Set
Mermaid Set Photo Prop

Where to find the Mermaid Set pattern

The mermaid set is available in all my shops and includes all 3 sizes.
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