Cowl - Tutorial and Giveaway!

**GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED**

Happy Monday everyone! With the holidays over and everyone settling back into their routines I thought it would be fun to do a little more gift giving. This time of year is perfect for staying in, cozying up with a fire, a good movie, and a fun crochet project. Last week I saw this pattern over at The Wrong Century, and immediately started it that night. A few TV shows and a movie later and I was done! I ended up changing the pattern somewhat from the one Jeanne found, but I'm really happy with the results.
cowl
Now the fun part, a giveaway!! You pick the color and I'll make it up especially for you! (choices are off white, cream & dark brown) I just want to thank you all for coming back to listen to me ramble on, and commenting, which always makes my day (well except for those few mean comments... seriously do people have nothing better to do with their time??) And for those who don't win... the pattern! So you can make one yourself!

How to enter: (I'm willing to ship to US and Canada, sorry everyone else, it's just too darn $$!) You can enter any or all of the following ways. (leave a separate comment for each entry if you are doing multiple entries) You have until Sunday the 15th by noon EST to enter

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Now the pattern. I used a worsted weight yarn and a size K hook. It looks more complicated than it really is! You can print a PDF of it here.

Ch 150 and join in the first ch with a sl st.
Row 1: ch3 (counts as a first dc), place marker if you wish, *(skip 1 ch stitch, dc in next ch, ch1)* repeat from *, join with a sl st in the top of ch3
Row 2 : ch2 (counts as a first sc), *(sc in the space between two dc in previous row, ch1)* repeat from *, join with a sl st in the top of ch2
Row 3: ch2 (counts as a first sc), *(sc in the space between two sc in previous row, ch1)* repeat from *, join with a sl st in the top of ch2
Row 4: repeat row 3
Row 5: ch3 (counts as a first hdc), *(skip 1 ch stitch, hdc in next ch, ch1)* repeat from *, join with a sl st in the top of ch3
Row 6 : ch2 (counts as a first sc), *(sc in the space between two hdc in previous row, ch1)* repeat from *, join with a sl st in the top of ch2
Row 7: ch2 (counts as a first sc), *(sc in the space between two sc in previous row, ch1)* repeat from *, join with a sl st in the top of ch2
Row 8-9: ch2 (counts as a first sc), *(sc in the space between two sc in previous row, ch1)* repeat from *, join with a sl st in the top of ch2
Row 10: ch3 (counts as a first dc), *(dc in the space between two sc in previous row, ch1)* repeat from *, join with a sl st in the top of ch3
Row 11-14: repeat rows 6-9
Row 15: ch3 (counts as a first hdc), *(skip 1 ch stitch, hdc in next ch, ch1)* repeat from *, join with a sl st in the top of ch3
Row 16 : ch2 (counts as a first sc), *(sc in the space between two hdc in previous row, ch1)* repeat from *, join with a sl st in the top of ch2
Row 17-18: ch2 (counts as a first sc), *(sc in the space between two sc in previous row, ch1)* repeat from *, join with a sl st in the top of ch2
Row 19: ch3 (counts as a first dc), *(dc in the space between two sc in previous row, ch1)* repeat from *, join with a sl st in the top of ch3
Row 20: repeat row 2
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Now one more step, In order for both sides of the circle to look finished I did one row of (sc, ch, sc) around the starting edge (where you started with ch 150). You don't have to, but it looks a touch more finished. Attach your yarn and ch2 (counts as a first sc), *(sc in the space between two dc in previous row, ch1)* repeat from *, join with a sl st in the top of ch2
Fasten off and weave in ends.

This pattern is for personal use only and may not be reproduced for commercial purposes.

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45 chews:

Jeanne said...

Your cowl is SO CUTE! So much cuter than mine. I might have to make one with your pattern notes! :)
Obvi I think you need to have more bread recipes.

OMG I WANT! Please rig giveaway for me to win.

I follow you (on here, facebook, AND twitter)!

Tweeted!

Corrie said...

Like your blog, Steph!!  I love the recipes!  :)

Bethanneleach said...

Oh, Steph, I LOVE!!! It looks so cozy and snuggly! I love your blog because you're just plain awesome. :) and I like you on FB, and I follow you on Twitter. So, I guess I'm covered.

Julie B. said...

That cowl looks soooo comfy! What I love most about your blog is the healthy recipes :)

i love your healthy spin on desserts! and i love that scarf!!

phoebe said...

I love the recipes that you post!

phoebe said...

I tweeted about this giveaway!

phoebe said...

https://twitter.com/#!/clairecouturexx/status/156902881130323968

phoebe said...

I liked you on Facebook!

phoebe said...

I followed you on twitter! ( @clairecouturexx )

Nicky_isaac said...

I love this cowl!!!! I have tried to make my own but they never look this good. I live all your reciepes. So good and I love trying new things.

Halilevy said...

I just discovered your blog actually from the pic of the cowl on craft gawker but some of your recipes look very interesting (like changing to the agave in the raisin bread) and I will definitely try some of them. I myself make design cakes from scratch for parties ( on the side of my reg job) and have done many other crafts as well ( I even wrote and posted a Hanukkah Rap on you tube) and I love to bake ( my boyfriend is a baked goods guinea pig as well:) )
Thanks for your offer and consideration I think the cowl is great:) if I win I would like it in cream.
Hali :)

Halilevy said...

I liked your page on FB I don't have twitter but I posted the contest on my wall on FB

Suzy said...

Your cowl is super cute, but sadly, cowls make my already round face look like a giant ham wearing glasses.

Jean E said...

I shared your give away on FB!  :-)  Love that Cowl...hope I win!

Jean E said...

I liked you on FB!  :-)

Narley54 said...

loved the cow.  how difficult was it on a scale of 1-10.  I would love one of these in every color

I'd say it's a 4, not a total breeze, but really not hard at all. If you have a little experience crocheting I don't think you should have any trouble! Good luck!!

I was searching for a cowl pattern and found your site.  Thank you for the great pattern, I will make it once I finish my ranpunzel scarf.

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I shared contest on Facebook.

I tweeted about the giveaway,

Harringtontanya3 said...

I followed you on Twitter.
@Harringtontanya

Harringtontanya3 said...

I love the food you talk about it makes me hungry!

Kay W. said...

I love your pictures and of course the subjects in them!  So beautiful!

Kay W. said...

I liked you on Facebook

Sunshine said...

I love your sense of humor.

Hannah said...

This is so beautiful! If I can possibly find the time, I would love to make myself one, perhaps in blue. Thanks for sharing the pattern. :)

Beth said...

I love LOVE love your muffin recipes. I can't think of anything I'd like to see more of. :)

Beth said...

I like you on facebook :)

Tracy said...

It looks gorgeous! I love your blog...the food, the crafty stuff, it's all good hehe!

Tracy said...

I already follow your RSS.

Tracy said...

I already like you on FB.

Tracy said...

I already follow you on Twitter, too!

Debra said...

i discovered you on craftgawker, and i will like you on facebook, as soon as i quit "gawking"! love the cowl!

Mhalligan said...

Hi Steph,
 I was at the knitting group last week and am looking for the crcheted pattern for the turtle to try. Thanks! Peg

Hi! Thanks for stopping by the blog, and so glad you want to make the turtle! You can print the pattern here: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70591AD.html?r=1

Hope to see you at the next night meeting!

Susiee said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely cowl pattern.

So glad you like the pattern. Since it is an oversized cowl exact guage doesn't mattern. I think that yarn would be great and I think you can stay with the same hook size the pattern calls for.

tahy said...

thank you. I will send you a pic when finished.

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