Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Alicia Cowl Crochet Pattern, Free Pattern















Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? This cowl worked in Super Bulky Yarn works up in an hour! Make a pair of matching fingerless mittens using my free pattern and you have a precious pair. This cowl uses only single crochet stitches and requires only basic crochet skills. What's more? It is a one skein project that works up super fast. 


I am using super bulky yarn in a crochet pattern for the first time and really enjoyed it. I used Wool Ease yarn from Lion Brand. They come in a range of lovely colors. If you are looking for a cheaper option, Michaels in-house brand would be a good substitute. The gorgeous wooden buttons make the perfect accent. The bigger the button, the better!


When I made my first try of this pattern, the buttons were just for embellishment and were not used for closure. Then I thought it might mess up your hair when you pull it down your neck and thought of making the buttons functional. The crochet pattern uses a braid made with four strips.It involves repeating the same two steps and is a no brainer once you get the hang of it.


Pattern

Materials
1. Yarn: Super Bulky, size 6 yarn. I used Wool Ease Thick and Quick from Lion Brand. The
UK/Australian equivalent is 14 ply.
2. Hook: Hook P (10mm) and a hook H (5mm) to weave in the tails.
3. Sewing Needle
4. Three large wooden buttons. I used 1 ¼ inch ones.

Size
Finished measurements: 23 inches in circumference and 7 ½ inches wide

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