crochet - kid's cowl




I've been doing a little crochet here and there. If I ever upgrade from the plastic Walmart bag I've been using to store my yarn/hooks, I hope to start taking crochet projects on the road with me. I spend a fair amount of time in waiting rooms while my daughter does her speech, OT, and PT sessions and figure that crocheting would be a better use of my "free" time than surfing the web via iPhone. Anywho, I wanted to make a cowl for my for my kiddo after seeing this and this on Pinterest. Unfortunately, as it goes with most things I make for the little stinker, she ran screaming from it when I attempted putting the cowl on her. Sigh. So, it will be passed along to a friend instead. I did manage to get a few photos when I bribed her with an episode of Bubble Guppies. This kid will do anything for a Bubble Guppy fix. The shirt she's wearing is a Figgy's Ayashe blouse I made using a Liberty print. I haven't started the skirt yet so I'll save the scoop on the pattern until that's done!

In case anyone else wants to whip one of these {quick and easy even for someone like me, who only sort of knows how to crochet}, here's what you need:

- The Bella Warmer crochet pattern by The Velvet Acorn - includes 2 sizes and how to add a cute pom pom tie which I skipped because I was lazy :)

-Lion Brand Wool-ease Thick and Quick yarn in Fisherman  {got mine at Hobby Lobby}

-Lion Brand Hometown in Monterey Lime and New Orleans French Berry {Walmart}


I'm really loving mixing neutrals with pops of bright colors, hence the stripes. Skip the stripes and you have an even faster project. 

One last thing...remember this bag??? Well, I've got a pattern in the works. It will include lots of extras like tips on sewing with leather/suede and working with metal zippers, etc. I'm excited to say the least and can't wait to get it finished. 


14 comments

  1. love the cowl, at least you already found a new owner f or it. :) and yay on the pattern!!! that's so exciting. I want a peek. :)

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  2. So cute.... I absolutely love this! You've inspired me to make a crochet cowl for my daughter. I recently did a knit one, but I love the way this crochet one looks!

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  3. Adorable!!! I'm excited for the pattern. :)

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  4. Love the pops of colour as well! I've been wanting to learn how to crochet (I'm a knitter), I think this will be a perfect first project. Now I just have to wait for my little man to get a bit bigger.

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  5. You have inspired me to pick up crocheting again. Love the color combo.
    I love that bag! Can't wait to make it. I smell another Christmas gift for Hannah!

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  6. The cowl is super cute, and I'm so excited about the pattern! I have to confess that every once in a while that bag pops into my head and I think: "I wish I'd won it..." ;-) It's adorable! I can't wait for the pattern. Thank you!

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  7. cute and CHUNKY. She is stylin. I love the thought of you crocheting away in the waiting rooms! That is a lucky friend who is getting the cute cowl. Happy to see that you are working away on your pattern!

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  8. Eep, let's try that again! Your cowl is adorable! I love the pops of color in the neutral! I'm so excited to get to know you better! ;]

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    ΚΑΛΟ ΑΠΟΓΕΥΜΑ!!!ΦΙΛΙΑ!!!

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  11. I really like how chunky the yarn is!

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