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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Living on the Fringe Cowl with Pattern

Greetings and salutations in this new year of 2014! I pray you welcomed the year by doing something you love. I went to a party with my church family and I made this fantastic cowl. I really did finish the last fringe attachment just minutes before we pulled out on our way to the party! I am so addicted to yarn. LoL.

I LOVELOVELOVE the flow effect it has!


Let's get started making this thing, shall we? You might need it with the blizzard like conditions ready to hit the New England area.

Materials: (pick colors you like!)
  • 2 skeins Red Heart Boutique Sashay yarn (I used Shuffle)
  • 1 skein Yarn Bee Boucle Traditions "Brushed" (I used Salt & Pepper)
  • 1 skein pom pom yarn (see photo below for what these look like)

Yarns used. From Left to Right:
Yarn Bee, Pom-pom Yarn, Sashay
Gauge is not important to this project.

Notes:
You could easily turn this into a hooded cowl by making enough rows for it to come over your head.

Stitches used: American terminology but here's the converter link.
  • Chain (ch)
  • Double Crochet (dc)
  • Slip Stitch (sl st)

Pattern:
(using all three strands of yarn held together throughout pattern)

Start by chaining a number that will easily go over your head to form a circle. For me it was 32.

Ch 32. Join with a sl st to form a circle. Take care not to twist the ch. Ch 2.
Row 1: Dc in each stitch around. Join to top of first ch 2 with a sl st. Ch 2.
Rows 2 and 3: Repeat Row 1. Joining with a sl st, tie off and leave a 6" tail. It will become part of the Fringe. (If you're making a hooded cowl repeat Row 1 until it covers your head.)

Fringe:
Cut 32 strands of yarn from each color approximately 10" to 12" in length.
I left all 3 of my yarns together and just counted it as one when I was cutting the strands for the fringe. You want one Fringe tassel for each dc stitch in the pattern. Attach in the original ch of the project and trim to a length of your liking. My fringe is 8" to 10" after attaching. I left the edging a bit "distressed" looking because I thought it looked cool.

And there you have it. One great looking cowl. It's my new favorite!

I hate taking pics of myself . . . ugh.
Be sure to check out my next post over at Kat Knap Crafts this coming Tuesday! I'm using duct tape and drinking straws to make a bracelet! It was a lot of fun!

Until then, Peace and Blessings,
~~Karen~~

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