I've ticked another item off my Christmas making list this week.
I've finished crocheting this cowl which I've made especially for my mother-in-law. I hope she likes it. It's been an easy and fun make and
the yarn, Drops Cotton Merino, is always a pleasure to crochet with.
The pattern is based on the Stars Cowl from issue 57 of Inside
Crochet magazine. I started off with the first two rows from the pattern. The third row has 'deep double treble crochet' stitches or ddtr in a different yarn colour to create the stars effect but I decided to just keep
going with the first two rows. The cowl turned out much simpler and
not at all like the original but I prefer it like this. I like the fan-like
pattern and the texture that had been created by the stitches and
I'm pleased with it. The muted shade (it's beige) will go with various colours and outfits so hopefully she'll be able to wear this often.
It measures about 98cm in circumference, not wide or long enough
to wind round the neck twice but I know she likes to wear cowls
draped down like in the photos here and I think it's just the right
length for her - hopefully!
I'm currently making a very colourful cowl for Markie and I'm going
to start on the bunting soon.
How's your Christmas making going?
Take care and have a great week!