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Primavera - Ruffle Shrug for Babies

Primavera (i.e., "Spring" in Portuguese). That elusive time of year when your nose is constantly running, you kind of itch all over and you begin to live. You start spending more time outdoors, you relish the sun and babies begin to show those wonderful baby rolls. But that doesn't mean that you no longer need some warmth. This is where this cute shrug comes into play. Designed to be crocheted in cotton, it is simple but cute, adding just that extra-layer (much needed during Spring or even during Summer/Autumn). So, grab your hook and yarn and go!

Primavera - Ruffle Shrug for BabiesSizes: 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2 years
(shown here in 6 month size) 

100/125/150/200 mt of worsted cotton yarn (shown in Rowan Classic Cotton Jeans);5.5 mm/I hook;5/6 buttons.

Instructions Instructions are for the smaller size, with changes for the larger size noted in parentheses as necessary.
Foundation Row: Chain 43 (47, 49, 53). Row 1: Dc in 3rd chain from hook and next 2 (2,…

Zip It! - One Skein, One-hour Zippered Crochet Cowl

And, I'm back! After almost 2 weeks (2 WEEKS) stuck in an apparently endless job, I'm "free" once again. And, obviously, I need to compensate my abstinence by knitting/crocheting every bit of yarn in sight! I was particularly drawn to this boucle orange yarn I bought for 37 cents a skein (I kid you not). I kind of love it and hate it, all at the same time. Could I possibly be able to do something pretty - or at least functional - out of it? I went for a cowl. A quick-to-make, one skein, one-hour cowl. The zipper was added later as a sort of architectural element (wow, don't I sound pretentious?). Well, I think it turned out cool. I wish I had a prettier zipper (one of those gold-like ones), but whatever. I was in "Crochet-Frenzy" mode!

E estou de volta! Depois de quase 2 semanas (2 SEMANAS) presa a um trabalho que aparentemente não tinha fim, estou "livre" novamente. E, obviamente, tive de compensar a minha abstinência tricotando/crochetando t…