21 March 2013

Yarn Stash-Buster Challenge- The Cowl

I finally finished the cowl I was working on for my sister. I used  up 3.7oz (105g)of yarn for this project.

I found the pattern on Craftsy:

Here are some of my notes on the project: I didn't use worsted weight yarn. When I was looking for yarn in the color I had in mind I found the prefect yarn at big lots of all places, except it was perfect because it was a 3 weight yarn.  Because it was a lighter weight yarn this project because more difficult than it needed to be. I used a G hook instead of the larger sized hook the pattern calls for, since it was more appropriate for my yarn. Because I used a smaller hook, the finish project was of course going to turn out smaller. I corrected that by  repeating the 4 row motif an extra time before doing the long chain at the end row 16. (Row 16 became row 20 for me.) I made the long chain at the end of row 16 198 chains long instead of 162, so I could fit the pattern in 2 additional times. I also repeated rows 25-28 of the pattern an extra time.  I hope that makes sense.  I know in the comments on Craftsy a lot of people had a hard time following the pattern. I actually found it rather easy to follow, but I can see how an inexperienced crocheter might have a hard time.


  1. It's beautiful Erin, so pretty. Don't forget to link :)


  2. Te ha quedado preciosa, enhorabuena y un saludo desde SPAIN

  3. Really lovely, Erin! I like it better with the lighter yarn you used instead of the medium yarn

  4. Gorgeous! Love the color too!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  5. This turned out beautifully. I love to crochet. I have a few original patterns here: http://www.typativemamacat.com/p/crochet-patterns.html

    Maybe check them out. I specialize in projects you can finish in an afternoon.



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