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.
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
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.