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. 


  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. :)

  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!

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

  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.

  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!

  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!

  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!

  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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  11. I really like how chunky the yarn is!

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