Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Chunky Twisted Cowl


It's that time of year where my crochet production is in full swing and I'm trying to figure out what crochet gifts people are tired of receiving from me. I'm pretty sure my mom has enough scarves to get her through a lifetime of winters. So branching out of the family, I've started making items for my mom's co-worker. She requested two infinity scarf/beanie sets, and I found a great lacy shells pattern from half double that was really quick and simple to follow. I love the way it turned out!
No pattern for the beanies, just something I came up with on the spot. It's a half double crochet pattern, with a front post double crochet/back post double crochet brim.

For my friend, I made a flower ear warmer and matching boot cuffs. I used the same stitch pattern from the ear warmer to come up with the boot cuffs.

There are some other items in the pipeline that I need to finish and start wrapping before Thursday!

I made these two twisted cowls as gifts, and they work up super quickly. Each one took about 30 minutes and one skein yarn per cowl. The pattern is so versatile and can be used with any weight yarn. It would look great as an infinity scarf as well. This is a great beginner crochet project as it's repetitive and simple.

You may sell the finished product from this pattern, but please reference and link this post. Please don't claim this pattern as your own or sell the pattern. I'd love to see pictures of your finished product! You can put them up on Ravelry or post it on my Facebook Page.

Materials:
Size I crochet hook (5.5 mm)
Tapestry needle
1 skein of Loops & Threads Charisma Baby in Coral
Stitch marker

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch

Cowl:
Make a chain that is the desired length/circumference for your cowl.  Make a twist in the ch and sl st to the beginning to form a circle. We will now be working in rounds.

Round 1:
Ch 1 (does not count as st). Hdc in the back loop of each ch around. Mark beginning with a stitch marker.

Round 2:
Hdc in first st. *Ch 1. Skip 1 st. Hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to *. Move the stitch marker up.

Round 3:
*Hdc in ch 1 space. Ch 1.* Repeat from * to *. Move the stitch marker up.

Repeat Round 3  times until cowl is desired width.

Round 4:
Hdc in each st around until you get to the stitch marker. Skip 1 st and sl st in the next st. Fasten off and weave in any tails.

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