Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Chunky Neck Warmer - free Pattern

For the neck-warmer I had in mind, I wanted to try this Alize Maxi yarn, and I am so happy I did, because it turned out to be the perfect one for this project.
Alize Superlana Maxi is a super bulky weight (100 gr/skein), and it has an amazing velvet feel. The content is 75% Acrylic and 25% wool. 
Preferable hook size: 8-10mm hook. 
Gauge: 12dc st. over 10 cm/ 3.93" in first row. 
Crochet stitches in American terminology: chain (ch), skip (sk), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), front post double crochet (fpdc), double crochet back loop only (dcblo), treble (tr).
Measurements of neck-warmer -  Length: 25cm/9.84", width : 42.5cm/16.7"

Before we begin, when you make the foundation chain +row 1, check to see if you like the fit of the warmer around the neck. If you feel it should be bigger, increase the number of foundation stitches, but pay attention to retain that stitch count throughout. Also, please note that: The written  pattern in its entirety along with the photos are for personal use only. All property rights belong to Maya Kuzman of The Little Treasures. You are welcome to sell finished items from this pattern.
Foundation and row 1: (for the foundation chain, start with one hook size bigger, in this case 9mm hook) ch45, change to 8mm hook and starting from the 4th st. from chain, dc1 in all (43). Ch3 and turn work.
Row 2: (the ch3 at the end of row counts as a stitch) starting from 2nd st., fpdc1 in all (43). We are going to maintain the same count of stitches throughout, so I will not give the stitch count further. Because the ch3 at the end counts as a stitch, always sk 1st st in the new row. Ch3 and turn work.
Rows 3-10: starting from 2nd st., dcblo1 in all. Ch3 and turn work. 
Round 11: (edging all around the warmer). Ch3 and dc2 in 1st st of that chain (I will refer to this as a "shell"). Next, sk2 (not counting the 1st st) and sc1 in the third st. Repeat this pattern to the end, where you sk3 and sc in the last st. This is the upper side edge pattern. For the side, repeat the same pattern, but after you make the shell, skip the next row and sc in the next. Repeat the pattern, to the end where you don't skip a row but sc in the last row of the side. Next, work the bottom side pattern (same as upper side) and then the side pattern again. Sl st into 1st shell to end round. Cut yarn and work tails. 

Bottom edging extra row: turn the crochet work so that the  bottom is up, and insert yarn into bottom of the first shell. Ch5 and tr2 in first st. of that chain, then sc1 between the shells of the row below. Repeat this pattern to the end of row. Cut yarn and work the tails.

Make a long chain - mine is 120 cm long /47.2". Mind to leave a long tail that will be slid through a tapestry needle, so that you weave it through the warmer.

Insert needle into the 7th row (I believe this is ideal, but you can insert the tie where you think would be best for you). Slide through 2 posts below, take needle out, sk2 and slide down again. Repeat this until the chain appears on the other side of the warmer.

Fold the upper edge a little, tie it around and voila! You have a new warmer! 
Write your questions in the comments if you have any.  
The pattern photo tutorial is in my shop.


flamingosrule said...

This is wonderful, it reminds me of the Victorian era! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

It looks like you've been very busy working on crochet projects. I like this pretty neck warmer you made.
Thanks for the blog visit and have a happy new year Maya.

Alhana said...

What a beautiful neckwarmer! It also reminds me of the Victorian era. Thank you for sharing the pattern with us! :-)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you so much!

Maya Kuzman said...

I have a ton of projects in various stages of progress and editing. I wish I had more time to finish everything :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Alhana. I wanted to shoot it on Eva wearing it, but couldn't mess up her plans :)

Sew Crafty Crochet said...

This neck warmer looks so cute and warm! Pinning!!! I definitely want to make one of my own. It's been so cold lately, and this is perfect to stay warm in this snowy winter weather. Thanks for sharing!

Maya Kuzman said...

You're welcome T'onna! This yarn gives it a velvet feel, it is so soft and warm :)

Sum of their Stories said...

That's beautiful, what a pretty way to keep warm.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Julie :)

Coastal Bohemian said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

Oombawka Design said...

Hi Maya, This chunky neck warmer is really pretty and feminine!
Thank you for linking up at our weekly Link Party! You are being featured at our Wednesday Party #433 this week. Here’s the direct link to the post in case you’d like to share your feature:

Hope to see you again next week! Rhondda

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

How lovely Maya. I'd feel like one of Jane Austen's beautiful heroines wearing that pretty neck warmer.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful crochet pattern at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your chunky neck warmer at the party tomorrow and pinning too.

Maya Kuzman said...

What a lovely comoarison, Kerryanne! Thank you so much for the lovely comment and tons of thanks for the feature!

French Ethereal said...

Maya, you always amaze me with all of the beautiful projects you make crocheting! This sweet neck warmer is perfect... Happy to feature your post at this week's Share Your Style #332 for you. <3

Hope your 2022 is off to a good start,
Barb :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Oh, thank you a ton Barb! I appreciate the feature immensely! Hugs!