My Crochet: Maybe Matilda CAL Cowl

by Kathryn on October 5, 2011 · 18 comments

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This week I’m showing off the crochet cowl that I made as part of my participation in the CAL that was hosted recently over at Maybe Matilda. She did a terrific job of showing newbies how to crochet and I really hope she puts all that work together into some type of ebook because she really explained it well.

CAL Cowl

The CAL item was a simple item: The Easy Time Out Cowl that’s a free crochet pattern from Lion Brand. I made some adaptations to the cowl to make it into my own.

Crochet Cowl Pattern As Written

The pattern as written included some specific features:

  • The use of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick bulky yarn
  • The use of a large N Hook
  • Measurement of about 50″ around
The idea is to make a long, loopy, chunky cowl.

My Crochet Cowl Adaptations

I adapted the cowl because I wanted to use a different yarn, a chunkier yarn that I didn’t have enough yardage of to make such a large cowl. I adapted to make a tighter, cozier cowl that’s only about 30″ around. The yarn I used is the Paton’s Italia Fingerpaints that I reviewed last week. I used a small hook than the pattern asked for – a J hook – for what I felt was a tighter, cleaner look despite the fact that the yarn I used is bulkier than the yarn the pattern asked for.

What My Cowl Looks Like

I like that you can easily roll up this sturdy yarn so that the cowl can be shorter or keep it open so it’s longer and cozier.

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