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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

"Two Hour Crochet Cowl'

Baba by Adriafil - Bulky/12ply 100% Merino

I had plans for this yarn as soon as I saw it.  It was a Destash on Ravelry and I managed to buy it for 20% of its cost.  I have just the hook to cope with bulky yarn.
Mr 25mm Beasty Bad Boy Hook!

Projects work up very quickly with this hook.  I chained 55 stitches, then did a row of double crochet, starting in the second stitch from the hook.  I used a chain to turn then worked crochet rib for eleven rows.  Sewed in the ends, attached three buttons (from my tin of old buttons) and Bob's your Uncle, I had a soft, warm, Merino cowl in well under two hours.  It has gone chilly again and some parts of the UK have had snow.  Widespread snow has been forecast.  Bring it on. . . I'm a ready for ya!


38 comments:

  1. That's brilliant love the colours, I really wish I could crochet like x

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    1. I must get cracking and spin some Alpaca! It would make beautiful, warm 'Cowls'.

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  2. OOOOH! Very pretty! Love instant gratification projects.

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    1. I like a lengthy project but then I know what you mean these instant hits can be fun :)

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    1. Don't tell anyone, it was soooo easy, the yarn did all the work, lovely textured and coloured yarn :)

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  4. Wow that is one bad boy hook!! Fabulous!! And I looooove quick projects!! Laura x

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    1. Thanks it is a big girls hook and mightily impressive :) x

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  5. Beautiful yarn you used babe, love the colours :)

    *hugs* Heather x

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    1. Thanks Heather it is a great yarn to work with, you are never sure how each stitch and then row are going to work out. :)

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  6. Oooh, I have something similar in my stash somewhere! You just inspired me to use it :-) Love the colors in the yarn you used.
    xo,
    wink

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    1. Wear that Cowl with pride! :) x

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  7. That is wayyyyyyyyy cooooooooool! I think your design is my alltime favorite cowl "recipe". It's very classy but hip.. cozy. This is the only design I'd try. Someday.. I have a blue Teddy Bear wanting to be made. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. You must be on your last bear now aren't ya? I bet you won't do another bear for a while! :)
      (((Bear Hugs)))

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  8. Oh.. I'm soooooo thankful you turned off the word verification.. I did too.. that thing is a pain! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Don't those word verifications drive you nutty! I can't read them at all more than half the time. . . prove I am not a robot! Jeesh do I look like a robot? I have been meaning to get a notebook though because some of those made up words are so funny.

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  9. That looks so snuggly! And I love the colors :) Hoorah for quick projects!
    ~Lacey

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  10. That's lush. I have a few skeins of Indian Silk that could be used to make a cowl, never thought of it until I saw your pictures. Thanks for the inspiration. Jayne xx

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    1. Sounds lovely Jayne, I love Indian Silk :) x

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  11. Very sophisticated and fab way to spend a couple of hours.

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    1. Yep that's me Daffy, sophisticated ;) x

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  12. Ok could have sworn I commented on this one :).

    It's gorgeous, beautiful job!!

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    1. You go and have a lie down my lovely, take care xxx

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  13. Great and perfect for today. We had snow, rain, wind and it is freezing!
    I've been fighting a virus and my 'get-up-and-go' has 'got-up-and-went'!
    Have a Happy Easter Lucy.
    Carol xx

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    1. Bleurghh! I hope you are feeling better Carol, didn't it turn bitterly cold? I hope you got a good rest and some recuperation. You have a good Easter too :) xxx

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  14. Wow, it is beautiful. I love simple projects that look complicated and stunning. I guess you look great with this colourcombo around your face.

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    1. Tina I have not progressed to any project above simple! It is beautiful coloured yarn, it really would take a little short of a miracle though to make me look stunning! It is a Two Hour Cowl not a Magic Cowl! :) If only eh? xxx

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  15. Ooo love that wool! Now that's a speedy cowl, we dodged the snow up here which was a bit of a fluke as they hed it a few miles away on all sides :-)

    Have a great Easter,
    hugs, Lori xx

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    1. It is lovely 'Wool' I could really recommend it for a treat to work with. Well done on the snow dodging, it didn't settle but it was big, fat, wet snowflakes and it turned bitterly cold. You have a great Easter too Lori. I am sure you will be busy creating wonderful things :) xxx

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  16. Oh I do so want a giant crochet hook!

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  17. Can you explain how you did the crochet rib? This is beautiful, and I'd love to make one. It would be great for our Indiana (USA) winters!

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    1. Try this Sherry :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIFV_USuCas

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  18. I love your two hour cowl.... how do I find your instructions for it?
    thanks for your help..
    Chrisb

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    1. Hiya, thanks for your comment and question. This cowl is so simple, it is all about the yarn and the hookk size. I simply chained and then dc (uk terms). There is no pattern but if you look above I explain how I made it. It is so simple it really dod not need a pattern even. It is a nice warm cowl though and the UK have just had the coldest Easter on record! xxx

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  20. I really want to make this! Just one skein for the whole cowl?

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I appreciate and enjoy reading all of the feedback from your comments. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and sharing your thoughts. Sadly I have found it necessary to enable word verification, something I was trying to avoid...but I am receiving an unmanageable deluge of Spam! We don't want that do we? xxx :)