The Noro Cowl

Noro Cowl Materials:Noro Hakone, 1 skein (or any super bulky weight yarn)--roughly 108 yards Size P crochet hook Tapestry needle (for weaving ends) Pattern (written in US terms):Loosely chain 18 Row 1: starting on the 3rd chain from the hook, DC across (16 sts). Chain 2. Turn Row 2: DC across (16 sts). Chain 2. Turn. Repeat Row 2 roughly 28 times until 24 inches long (or desired length). Hold starting chain and final row together and line up stitches. SC ends together. Weave in ends.
NOTE: Using the SC will create a thick seam on the inside of the cowl, which I wanted. If you'd prefer little to no seam, I'd suggest using a slip stitch to join the rows together.

The Wordy BitIn 2018, I had the privilege of joining a crochet community that offers online classes and patterns for a monthly subscription. Part of the sign-up was an opportunity to receive a box of luxury/designer type yarns. Now, to be perfectly honest, these are not the type of yarns I would have ever thought about buying.…

Soul Soothing Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup, Stage 11 3-6 lb whole chicken (either frozen or fresh, depending on method) 4 medium carrots, roughly chopped 1 lb baby Bella mushrooms, cleaned and roughly chopped 1 quart chicken broth 3/4 cup water 2 Tablespoons dried thyme 2 Tablespoons dried parsley 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 1 bay leaf

Good Gourds!

The "small" version of my pumpkin set was made using the pattern here:

Make It Sew Sweater Style Pumpkin

I followed the instructions exactly (except for the color choices), and I found it to be an easy-to-read and easy-to-follow pattern. I haven't checked out any of the other patterns on the site, but if you do, let me know in the comments below!

For the medium and large pumpkins, I altered the pattern, as shown below. The medium pattern is printed below, with separate notation for the large pumpkin in [brackets]. If I didn't do it that way, it'd take you a week to read it all. 
Medium Pumpkin, 9" wide and 7" tall [Large Pumpkin, 11" wide and 9"tall]What You Need:2 skeins of super bulky weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Hometown USA or Wool Ease Thick and Quick) in the main pumpkin color 1 skein of super bulky weight yarn in the stem color Size N hook [Size P hook] Tapestry Needle for weaving ends Polyfill (or stuffing) Dried Beans (or weights)--optional W…


My musings, my arts, and myself Welcome to Whichcraft! I'm Jess, and here is the place where I am going to share my many loves with you. I cook; I bake; I crochet; I paint; I will hopefully soon learn to knit. You will be able to follow along with my progress through all these crafts, and that means that some posts will celebrate my stunning accomplishments! But, sometimes, I will share with you my incredible failures. When we fail, we learn, and I take that to heart. I also don't take myself too seriously. 
All patterns shared here will either be: patterns that I have found from other bloggers (or Ravelry) that I will provide links to, or they will be original patterns that I have created. When I share an original pattern, I will also provide a link to purchase an ad-free, printer-friendly, downloadable version for a very low cost [NOTE: this is coming soon!]. Always, though, the patterns will be available for free here. Recipes, too, will be available for free (or linked if…