Dewey Decicowl {free crochet pattern}

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Do you love the smell of freshly printed books? Do you feel most at home in the stacks? Can you list off the Dewey decimal system numbers for your favorite books in the blink of an eye? Yes? Then you must be a power librarian! Ok, maybe you're not but my sister is! I designed the crochet Dewey Decicowl to keep her warm but looking cute as she reads and reads and reads. And reads.

The Dewey Decicowl is a cozy cowl that can be worn with our without its button tab.  

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Dewey Decicowl – #115

Designed by Heather Walpole
Sizes: One size fits most
Measurements: 8" high x 27" circumference

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted, 95 yards, 2 skeins (98 Charcoal)

Crochet Hook: Size K, 6.5mm
Supplies: 1.25" button, yarn needle
Gauge: 5 dc clusters over 4".

Begin tab:

Chain 10.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in second ch from the hook and in each ch across. 9 sc made.

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Work 1 sc in each sc across.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 5" from the beginning. 

Next row: Ch 1 and turn. Work 1 sc in first two sc, ch 5, skip next 5 sc, 1 sc in last 2 sc.

Next row: Ch 1 and turn. Work 1 sc in first two sc, work 1 sc in each ch, 1 sc in last 2 sc. 

Work 3 rows as for Row 2. 

Finish off. Attach button at the end opposite the buttonhole.

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Crochet cowl:

Ch 67, join with sl st to first ch to form a ring being careful not to twist chain.

Round 1: Ch 3, work 2 dc in same ch as sl st, sk next 2 chs. *Work 3 dc in next ch, sk next 2 chs.* Repeat from *to* around. Join with sl st to beg ch-3.

Round 2: Ch 3 and TURN. Work 2 dc in sp between t-ch and first 3-dc cluster. *Work 3 dc between next two 3-dc clusters.* Repeat from *to* around. Join with sl st to beg ch-3.

Repeat Round 2 another 13 times or until nearly out of yarn. You should have 14-15 rows total. Fasten off and weave in all yarn ends. Now find a good book!

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Stitch glossary:

Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
sl – slip
sk – skip
beg – beginning
t-ch – turning chain
St(s) – stitch(s)

To buy Wooly Worsted merino superwash wool yarn find a Ewe Ewe yarn store near you at our Retail Shops page. 

Hot Button Topic

Ewe Ewe has been featured in Yarn Market News! Our new Hot Item Buttons have a great pop in the October 2012 issue. Here's what they said about them:

File this one under "Why didn't anyone think of that before?" Hot Item Buttons from Ewe Ewe Yarns are campaign-style buttons that call attention to whatever skein or sample garment you pin them to, acting as removeable–and eminently reusable—LYS shelf talkers. The 3-inch pin-backed buttons currently come emblazoned with a trio of marketing slogans: “New! /What to Knit Now,” “1 Skein Project” and “Class Project / Sign Up Today.”

The buttons were designed by Heather Walpole, a graphic designer and the force behind Ewe Ewe’s Wooly Worsted yarn and pattern line, on request from Debra Paradis of Yarning for You in San Marcos, California, where the prototype pins were a big hit. The buttons pin onto a garment, a mannequin or the yarn itself without doing damage, and they’ve already proved to be an eye-catching aid. Says Walpole, “People really noticed new items, and [Paradis] was also getting more responses on class sign-ups” from customers who spied the Class Project button secured on displayed models. “It’s such a great idea, and it’s easy for me to come up with more ideas,” says Walpole, who plans to expand the Hot Item Buttons offerings. The buttons are available bundled per slogan, 10 for $20, or in a combo package, 10 of each slogan for $60.

Learn more at www.EweEwe.com.

Thanks, YMN!

Click here to read more information about Hot Item Buttons.

Contessa Cover-Up {new knitting pattern}

Check out our new sweater, poncho, pullover, awesome and comfortable cover-up! The Contessa Cover-Up is perfect for fall. You can wear it with long sleeves on a chilly day or throw it over a tank top if it's not too cold yet. It really dresses up any outfit! The Contessa Cover-Up is knit in the seed stitch so it has a really pretty texture. Wooly Worsted has a great twist so the yarn really shows off the knitted stitches beautifully. There's three large buttons on each side of the pullover to keep everything in place. And, there's no seams! The Contessa Cover-Up is easy to knit and awesome to wear! 

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