Tuesday, January 31, 2012
With getting into crocheting a bit more, there are things that I am noticing and it is those doll heads some people use to show off their designs. I am not talking about the black or white doll heads, but the ones that try to emulate human faces. I shudder every time I click on a picture to see what the product is yet I can not get passed what is being presented because the doll's head is just too freaky to me. I apparently have too much imagination.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
I have always seen people with cowls around or in the store, but usually huge honkin’ things and sometimes a small cowl can keep your neck warm just as well. So here I present to you my Cute and Cozy Ribbed Cowl. It also has some amazing stretch to the cowl. And it is totally reversible. It will only take one skein of yarn and a K hook. You also must know front post dc and front post tr crochet. I used Caron simply soft which was 4 oz, but it was the ombre. Now if use a solid color of the Caron it is about 6 ozs, so your cowl would be longer if you chose to use up all of your yarn.
Please do not post this pattern on your website or take it as your own. I ask that you instead link to my page, which will help with internet karma. Mainly yours. Of course you can sell anything you make from this pattern. Let’s be honest, I really can’t stop you can I? J
Some helpful hints:
FPDC: Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop [yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times.
FPTR: Yarn over 2 times, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of the corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop [yarn over, draw through two loops on hook] 3 times
Don’t want your seam to be super noticeable? An enterprising crocheter, Sarah Arnold shows how to do this in her own pattern called the “Divine Hat”. Click here.
With K Hook, CH 76 and sl st to form a ring.
Row 1: DC in next stitch, and dc until the end, sl st but do not turn ch 2. (75 dc)
Row 2: FPDC in each stitch around until the end, sl st do not turn ch 2. (75 fpdc)
Row 3: FPTR in each stitch around until the end, sl st do not turn ch 2. (75 fptr)
Row 4 – 13 (or more if you’re opting to go longer or using a bigger skein) alternate row 2 and 3.
Once complete fasten off and weave in ends.
Voila, your very own cowl.
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