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

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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 todos os bocados de fio que foram aparecendo! Especificamente, este fio, cor-de-laranja, bouclé, que comprei por 20 cêntimos (não estou a brincar). Tenho uma espécie de relação amor/ódio com este fio. Será que consigo fazer algo bonito - ou pelo menos funcional - com isto? Decidi-me por uma gola. Uma gola rápida-a-fazer, de-um-novelo, de-uma-hora. O fecho foi acrescentado depois como uma espécie de elemento arquitectónico (chiça, que pedante pareço!). Bem, penso que até ficou fixe. Queria ter posto um fecho mais bonito (daqueles tipo dourados), mas, não interessa, estava no meio de um "Frenesim de Crochet!

Zip it - One Skein Zippered Crochet Cowl


    • 60 gr. of worsted bouclé yarn;
    • 6 mm/J hook;
    • 12-inch zipper.


    • Foundation Row: Chain 66. Do not join.
    • Row 1: 1 dc in 3rd chain from hook, dc across.
    • Row 2: Chain 3, dc across;
    • Row 3: Chain 5 (counts as dc + ch 2), 1 dc in 3rd st, *chain 2, sk 2, 1 dc*, ending with a dc on top of the turning chain. 
    • Row 4: Chain 3, dc across (placing 2 dc in each ch 2 space - for neater results, crochet into the chains and not below);
    • Row 5: Chain 3, dc across.
    • Repeat Rows 3-5 2 times.
    • Weave in your ends.
    • To attach zipper: using safety pins, place one side of the closed zipper tape to one side of the cowl (I opted for sewing the zipper on the outside, so this is even easier). Grab your needle and threat, sew the piece and the zipper tape. Pin and sew the other side following the same directions. If you want, you can obviously sew the ends.   

    Zip it - Gola em Crochet de um Novelo, com Fecho


    • 60 gr. de fio para agulhas 5 (worsted) bouclé.
    • agulha de 6 mm;
    • Fecho de 25 cm.


    • Montar 66 malhas corridas. Não junte.
    • Carreira 1: 1 bride simples (bs) na 3ª malha a contar da agulha, 1 bs em todas as malhas.
    • Carreira 2: 3 malhas corridas, 1 bs em cada ponto anterior.
    • Carreira 3: 5 malhas corridas (conta como bs + 2 mc), 1 bs na terceira bride simples da volta anterior, *2 malhas corridas (mc), saltar 2, 1 bs*, terminando com uma bs em cima das malhas corridas para voltar.
    • Carreira 4: 3 malhas corridas, 1 bs em cada ponto anterior (2 bs em cada espaço de 2-mc – para um resultado mais bonito, crochete dentro da mc e não abaixo);
    • Chain 3, dc across (placing 2 dc in each ch 2 space - for neater results, crochet into the chains and not below);
    • Carreira 5: 3 malhas corridas, 1 bs em cada ponto anterior.
    • Repetir as Carreiras 3-5 2 vezes.
    • Remate o trabalho.
    • Para colocar o fecho: com a ajuda de alfinetes, coloque um lado do fecho fechado de um dos lados da gola (eu optei por cozer o fecho por fora, portanto, ainda é mais fácil). Pegue na agulha e fio e coza a peça e o fecho. Proceda da mesma forma para o outro lado. Se preferir, pode rematar as pontas do fecho.


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