Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas Cowl of Leftovers

I was going through my plastic tub
 of Christmas yarn.
 I have several balls of yarn leftovers 
from various Christmas projects.
 And as I played with them, I thought,
 "Oh this one or that one would 
make a nice Christmas cowl".

Some are Sparkly, some are furry, some are plain. 
I love all sorts of textures and colors of yarn.

Then I thought, "I'll crochet a cowl with them all!"
So I did.

So here is what I did.
You need to think more like an artist
 on this project.
Relax and let your creative juices flow.
And although, This Cowl is designed
 with Christmas Yarns,
 you can make this with any yarn leftovers
 you have on hand.

Cowl measures 26 inches long X 6 inches wide.

Christmas Cowl Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach

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Skill: Easy

Materials -
Hook - K
Left over Yarns of Various weights, colors and textures.
All Worsted Weight yarns(4) are stitched with 2 strands held together.
All Chunky yarn is stitched single strand.(5)
The fun fir is stitched with 2 strands.

Chain ( ch)
Single Crochet ( sc0
Skip ( sk)

Okay, lets get started!

This Cowl is stitched in rounds.
I will not be giving the yarn color changes.
as I just used up what I had, and changed colors,
when I ran out of each color.

R : 1 - With 2 strands of any WW(4) yarn, Ch 80, join in a circle,
 being careful not to twist the ch.

80 chs = about 26 inches,
 If you want a longer cowl add chs in increments of 2.

R : 2 - 1 sc in each ch around, join ( 80sc)

R : 3 - From here on out, do not join. 
*ch 1, sk the next st, 1 sc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around.

R : 4 - *ch 1, sk the next st, 1 sc, in the next sc*
Repeat From * to * around.

Make sure you st the scs in the scs, for the pattern to look right.
It gives it a little bit of a ribbing effect.

R : 5-20 - Repeat R : 4

This will make your Cowl About 6 inches Wide,
 If you want your cowl wider, just add more rows.

R : 21 - For a furry trim, With 2 strands of fun fur, 
or 1 strand ww and 1 strand of fun fur.

1 sc in each st around, join this row for a nice even trim.
tie off and weave in all your ends.
I think this cowl is so festive and fun!!
What a fun way to use up some of
 those left over yarn scraps!
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