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The Nifty Nose Warmer!


The Nifty Nose Warmer

One size will fit most, if you have a smaller person to fit just make your ear loops less chains.
With any worsted weight yarn and a G crochet hook
Nose warmer is worked in the round

Leave about a 8 inch tail when starting this project.  That ensures you will have enough end to weave in the ear loop properly.

Chain 4, slip stitch into the first chain to form a ring.

Chain 3, Double crochet seven times into ring. Join with slip stitch into top of beginning chain 3.

Chain 3, Double crochet in same stitch as chain 3 started (your join from previous row) and then double crochet into each stitch around.  Join with slip stitch into top of the beginning chain 3.

Chain 2, Half double crochet into next stitch.  2 half double crochet into next stitch, 1 half double crochet into next stitch and continue that all the way around.  Join with slip stitch into top of beginning chain 2.
Slip stitch over two stitches and chain 50, join into same stitch as starting that chain 50.
This forms your loop to put around the ear.
Slip stitch around nose warmer to the opposite side.  If you fold the nose warmer in half you will see exactly where the two sides will be across from eachother. Chain 50 and slip stitch into same stitch as start of chain 50.  Slip stitch around to first ear loop and cut yarn and pull through.
Now you have to weave in your ends.  What I do to make it look finished off is I take the yarn needle and thread the yarn into the back (inside) of nose warmer and poke it up right where your first chain 50 started, poke it back into where you slip stitched your chain 50 to make the ear loop and weave in your end to the back of the work very well to keep your nose warmer in tact and secure if it gets washed.  Your other end was from the beginning up top where you formed the ring.  That I do the same thing on the other side where you made your ear loop, I just weave the yarn here and there until I reach the first slip stitch to the chain 50 and go the same thing as the other side.
Wrap the ear loops around your ears and enjoy a warm nifty nose warmer 🙂


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The Cozy Cowl


This cowl uses a super bulky weight yarn and a size N crochet hook.  I used one skein of Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in the color Barley.  The buttons I used I bought on Ebay, they are wooden and approximately 2 inches in diameter but I have seen them at Walmart and Hobby Lobby so they aren’t hard to come by.

My cozy cowl turned out to be approximately 25 inches in length and 8 1/2 inches wide.

Okay so what we need:

One skein of Super Bulky weight yarn (Wool-Ease Thick and Quick or any 6 ounces of yarn that yields 106 yards/97M of yarn.)

Size N hook (gauge doesn’t really matter on this project)

2 Two Inch Buttons

Blunt yarn needle for weaving in ends and putting buttons on.


Chain 52 for your foundation chain.

Row 1:  HDC in third chain from hook(the first two chains will count as your first hdc), hdc in each stitch across.  50 HDC.  Chain 1, turn.

Row 2:  Fairly loose slip stitch into each back loop of all of your previous row’s hdcs.  This gives an attractive front chain to the right side of the cowl.  Make sure to slip stitch into the top of the previous row’s chain 1 also.  50 Slip stitches.  Chain 4, turn.

Row 3:  Treble crochet into each loop you didn’t work into the previous row, that is to work in the “underside loop” of that row of slip stitches.  This is the row of stitches that you worked just into the back loop of in row 2, now you will be using the other loop that you had not gone into before.  50 Treble crochet stitches.  Chain 1, turn.

Row 4:  Repeat row 2, working in all of the previous row’s treble crochet stitches.  50 Slip stitches.  Chain 4, turn.

Row 5:  Repeat row 3.  50 Treble Crochet Stitches.  Chain 1, turn.

Row 6:  Repeat row 2.

Row 7:  Repeat row 3.

Row 8:  Repeat row 2.  50 Slip stitches.  Chain 2, turn.

Row 9:  HDC into each stitch across.  50 HDC.


Chain 2.  Single crochet into each side of the hdc and tc along the edge of the end of the cowl.  I ended up with 15 single crochet stitches.  Just make sure they are spaced evenly so you have a nice finished edge.

At the corner of your first end side, put two more single crochet stitches into the corner.  This makes your work turn to continue working along the next side.  Keep single crocheting all the way around and working three sc stitches into each corner until you get to the end where you had first begun.  Cut your yarn and leave about six inches of yarn to weave in the end.

Weave in ends.

Look at the cowl on the right side.  You can see where your rows of treble crochet are because they are larger then the end rows.  These rows are the rows that you are going to place your two buttons on because they will easily button into the matching treble crochet rows on the other side of the cowl.  I used the rest of the yarn as the thread for the buttons and it worked out great.  Weave in all those ends and you are done!

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Nifty Newborn Booties!

Nifty Newborn Booties PDF File

Nifty Newborn Booties

By Spiffyniftyriffic

 This is a bootie I wanted to make so that if you did not want to put socks on

your baby they would keep their feet warm anyway.  Most booties are sort of

loose and hard to keep on but with the single crochet stitches I think this bootie

will be one of your favorites to make.♥ The set pictured is of the girls ruffle edge.

Fits Approx. size Newborn to Three Months

Materials Needed:

Size H Crochet Hook

Any Worsted Weight Yarn

(I used Red Heart “Love” Yarn and/or I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby)

Blunt needle to weave in ends

Small amount of ribbon


Gauge isn’t really a concern since babies come in all different sizes and the yarn is stretchy.  The size of the booties I made are approximately 3 inches long.  If you want a smaller bootie you can always go down a hook size.

Being by chaining 28 on your foundation row.

Row 1:  Single crochet into 2nd chain from hook and across, turn.

Row 2:  Chain 1, single crochet into next stitch and all the way across, turn.

Row 3-6:  Repeat row 2 four more times.

Row 7:  Slip stitch into the next 5 stitches, chain 1, single crochet into 15 stitches, turn.

Row 8:  Chain 1, single crochet across, turn.

Row 9:  Chain 3, double crochet into each stitch across, turn.

Row 10:  Chain 1, single crochet into each stitch across, turn.

Row 11-15:  Repeat row 10.

Next row is your edging row.  You can from three edgings.


 Ruffle Edge:  Chain 3, sc into next stitch, ch 3 and sc into next stitch around. Slip stitch into first stitch to finish.

Picot Edge:  *Chain 3, sc into 2nd chain from hook.  Single crochet into next stitch.  Sc into next stitch*  Repeat from * to * around.  Slip stitch into first stitch to finish.

Front&BackPost Double Crochet:  Chain 3, front post double crochet into single crochet stitch two rows below, back post double crochet into next single crochet stitch two rows below in the back, around.

Slip stitch into first stitch to finish.

When you have your edge row done leave a pretty good tail before you cut your yarn because you can use it to sew up your bootie.  I like to sew it up to the edging row so it is nice looking when you fold it down.  You also need to run your ribbon through your double chain row and tie it in a bow!

Spirally Scarf!

Spirally Scarf PDF File


I wanted to make a quick and easy crochet scarf so I came up with an idea.  I did not want to do the same old boring scarf pattern because I knew I wouldn’t want to finish it 🙂  I decided on a spiral because I love the way they look with an extra color added to the edge.  Alright, here goes:


Spirally Scarf by Spiffyniftyriffic

Start by finding some yarn you love and a hook that would be a good match for it.  I went by the recommended size on the yarn details.

I used a Super Bulky yarn, Caron Simply Soft Quick and Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky (this is a bulky weight)

My hook size was J or 6.00mm

Chain as many desired for the foundation row.  I went by how far the foundation chain hung around my neck and down my body.

You can do longer or shorter depending on your need.

Four Double crochet into the third chain from the hook.

Repeat that four double crochet into each stitch as you go up your foundation chain

until you get to where you will be placing it around your neck.  Here is where I just single crocheted

into each stitch for about 8 inches or so.  The reason for doing this is so that it lays nicely

on the back of your neck and doesn’t twist up or make your neck itchy.

When you feel you have enough for your neck go ahead and double crochet four times into

your next chain.  Repeat that four double crochet into each chain thereafter until you reach

the end of your foundation row.

Cut your yarn and pull it though and weave in your beginning tail and your finish tail.

Adding second color!!!

To add a second color start at either end of your scarf and join the new color of yarn

at the beginning edge.  You simply just single chain into every stitch

around and around and around all the way to the other end.

Cut your yarn and weave in the ends and ta-da! You have a cool looking scarf!

For the second one I made I chose a worsted weight yarn and held it doubled

for the entire scarf until I reached the edging and then I added a bulky fuzzy yarn for a different look.

(The teal scarf is the scarf that was held double yarn throughout)

Those two!!

Thosetwo a video by spiffyniftyriffic on Flickr.

Ok so here are those two dag nabbit fantastic pieces of yarn that I didn’t know what to do with in a pattern by the great designer Stephanie Dosen. The Moss and Bluebells Pocket Scarf!