Saturday, August 6, 2011
Materials: 200 plus yards of yarn. Try variegated yarn for more interested, or mix your favorite colors.
Skills: simple chain stitch, double crochet
1. Chain stitch until the chain (held together at the ends) can easily slip over your head with very little room after that (because this project will widen slightly as you work).
2. Connect chain with a slip stitch. Avoid twisting the chain.
3. Mark first stitch with a stitch marker and double crochet in each chain stitch around.
*Note: Do not join at the end of the round. Continue to the next stitch in the next row without leaving a gap. Move the stitch marker to the next row (first stitch) and continue.
4. Continue in this pattern until the piece is as long as you would like it. Single crochet your final row using the stitch marker to determine where to start and stop. Fasten off, weave in ends. Longer cowls can be pulled over your head for a hood. Shorter cowls are easy to slip off if you get hot. It's your choice!