February 13, 2014

Crocheted Cowl and #ProjectCrochet Update

 Have you ever tried crochet?  if not, you should!  it's easier than you think - just making loops with yarn.  I don't have a beginner tutorial because there are TONS out there - I'd suggest pulling one off of your favorite blog or looking one up on YouTube.
Today I want to show you a perfect project once you figure out how to do a basic crochet  --- this simple Double-Crochet Cowl (cowl = infinity scarf) - -

You might have caught a sneak peek of this when I posted about my Birdie Sling Bag - - see, it was there back then...
I actually made this a while back when we were on a quick weekend vacation.  Crochet is the perfect travel craft - just some yarn and hook and you're on your way.  Because dragging a sewing machine along for a sewing project isn't really practical.  So bring crochet along - so fun!  At first I was making the cowl out of this super-chunky deep orchid yarn - but I didn't have enough - boo!  And random, I was wearing this crocheted hat (NOT made my me, but isn't it cool) that same weekend:

So anyways, back to the cowl.  Again, there are lots of crocheted cowl tutorials out there - but once you make one you'll realize that there's not much "pattern" to it.  You just make a row of double crochets, then layer rows and rows until it's as long as you want it.  I wanted mine to wrap around twice.  I made it in just an evening - crochet really moves quickly.
I love the cream color - it's neutral enough that it can work with a variety of things without being overpowering even though it's chunky.

Remember, the month of February is #ProjectCrochet month - if you haven't made anything yet, this cowl would be a perfect project to dive into starting.  I'm attempting to crochet a blanket as I watch the Olympics.  Progress so far:

You can search the hashtag and find that lots of you are making fun things, like these:

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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

2 Fabulous Comments:

Love the cowl! I have to agree, crochet is the best :-) And your blanket looks adorable, too! Great colors.

This is so cute! I can knit, but my crochet skills are limited to a chain ... ha ha. I definitely need to learn:)

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