This month, I got to make something for my dear friend, Emily. She’s a pint-sized woman with a never-ending supply of optimism and positivity. I wanted to make her something she could use often this winter. I would have just bought her a Snuggy and called it a day, but this is a CRAFT swap and I needed to make her something to snuggle with. I bet you already know where I’m going with this…
…Yup. A cowl. Where I take every yarn-based project these days. This was a quick little crochet project I whipped up during several episodes of “Homeland” on Thanksgiving weekend. Does anyone else watch that show? Man. So good. We gobbled up the first seven episodes in two sittings. I can’t wait for more!
Anyhow, you can put on the TV marathon of your choice and make this cowl yourself. It’d make the perfect quick and easy Christmas gift, don’t you think?
I used Cotton Ease yarn, which I love for it’s softness, washableness and nice, non-fake (read: acrylic) texture.
This pattern is named in Emily’s honor.
The Circle of Awesomeness Crochet Cowl Pattern:
2.3 skeins of Cotton Ease Yarn in Charcoal (or other worsted weight yarn) (Color A)
Several yards Cotton Ease Yarn in Stone (Color B)
Size I Crochet Hook
And here’s how you make it:
With color A ch 60 inches. Sl st in the first chain to form a loop. Try to avoid twisting the chain.
Row 1: Ch 3 (this counts as first double crochet and first chain) *dc ch1* repeat until end of row, join with a sl st in the top of ch3.
Row 2: ch2 (counts as a first sc), *(sc in the space between two dc in previous row, ch1)* repeat from *, join with a sl st in the top of ch2.
Repeat Row 2 until cowl measures 6″ tall (somewhere around 22 rows)
ROW 23: ch3 (counts as a first dc) *(skip 1 ch stitch, dc in next ch, ch1)* repeat from *, join with a sl st in the top of ch3
Repeat Row 1 until cowl measures 9″ tall.
Repeat Row 23.
Switch to color B.
Repeat Row 1. Fasten off and head outside for some winter fun!
I used this great pattern for inspiration. Thanks to my sister, Jamie, for being a fabulous and patient model even though she was running late for her flight!
Tomorrow, I’ll post what everyone else made for the craft swap, including the FANTASTIC (and absolutely perfect for me) jewelry Emily made me.