Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Time Out Cowl

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I’ve been crocheting along with Rachel at Maybe Matilda. My experience in crochet was very limited going into this project. When I was young my mom taught me how to do a basic chain. And a few years ago I got it in my head that I could make a blanket for my cousin’s baby. But reading a pattern sent me to my computer and google so many times that I finally gave up.

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Rachel gave great directions. I just didn’t follow them very well. So what you see is the third try. Why is it that so many of my projects are examples of third time’s a charm?

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Rather then join the two ends like the pattern called for, I sewed a button to one end with it folded in half long ways.

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This way it can be worn like a scarf…

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…a long loop cowl like the pattern called for…

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…our double wrapped and buttoned for a warm and cozy cowl.

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I’m thrilled with how it turned out I’m thinking some family members may get one as Christmas gifts??? Thanks, Rachel, for doing the Crochet Along! Now if only I could have you walk me through every crochet pattern I try… ;)

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35 comments:

  1. I love it!!! I need to take pictures of mine! Yours is soooo cute!

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  2. Love the button idea! It's adorable! I'm working on a baby blanket, but as soon as I am done, I am SO making myself a cowl!
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  3. Very nice! I just finished another knitted cowl...will have to post it soon.

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  4. I love it! It looks so cute with your short hair!

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  5. This is super cute! I want one know! If only I knew how to crochet. Stopping by from Night Owl Crafting link party.

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  6. Wow! This is so cute! I love the color and the button! :-)
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  7. You did a wonderful job! I love the nice wintry color!

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  8. This turned out great! I LOVE it...hint! Hint!

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  9. Oh so fun!!! I love it!! Remember your SIL has her bday in November! :) hehe!! Love ya!!

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  10. Awesome job! One day I will teach myself to crochet...until then, I'll admire your and Rachel's work!

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  11. I am still working on my cowl. Last week was so crazy I did not have a chance to finish it. Yours looks lovely. I used the thick yarn from Lion brand which makes it look different from yours.

    Ruth

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  12. Super cute! Looks like you are ready for fall/winter weather!

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  13. I love it!! Im a working mom too, so I know what you mean about limited time to make stuff! ;)

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  14. Super pretty, love the button detail on the scarf. I am going to be sharing a candy corn scarf I made this week too.
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  15. wow. you are so talented. absolutely love the color and the button. perfect for fall. come link up at diy diva thursdays! we party until monday ;)

    kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  16. I'm just starting on my cowl. Finished my friends ruffle scarf (which I want to keep)Thanks for showing us yours :))
    hugs
    Manni

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  17. Very cute. Feel free to link up to the Success U - Wednesday Linkup Party at www.thestuffofsuccess.com

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  18. And I am your newest follower. Feel free to Follow back. Thanks

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  19. Beautiful work, as always! I love the button idea--so creative and makes it so versatile! Great job!

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  20. I love the grey color, and especially the button! Mine isn't long enough to wrap twice. I love that idea.

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  21. Preciosa y el color me encanta.
    Un saludo.
    Susana

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  22. What a great idea, using the button. And it looks super on you. So you like to practice .

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  23. I love the button idea. Awesome job.

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  24. Your cowl is gorgeous, the button really changes the look, it is fab!
    Alison
    x

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  25. it's really adorable!! great job!

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  26. Your cowl is lovely. I'm digging the button!

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  27. I love your cowl! The button is so cute.

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  28. I've never crocheted but I think I'm going to try this.

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  29. It's a very lovely cowl, and you look beautiful wearing it!

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  30. Hi, I'm about to try the crochet along cowl (a bit late, yes, but I just found her blog) and I love your variation! i am not a crocheter (yet!) and I have a question: Do you have to sew or crochet in a button hole or do you just pop the button through the holes in the scarf? Thanks!

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  31. Kelly--I'm excited you're doing it! I didn't make any sort of special button hole for mine, just popped it through the holes in the scarf. Ah, the beauty of crochet :) I'd love to see pictures of your scarf when you're done!

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  32. Thanks for replying! I've got 8 rows down and like a gazillion to go, lol. I'll definitely share a picture when it's all finished!

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  33. So I'm getting pretty close to finishing my cowl (woohoo!) and I was wondering if there is any sort of special stitch I should do for the last row to finish it up? Thanks!

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  34. Hey Kelly! Wahoo! Way to go! I don't remember doing anything to finish that last row off, and looking at it closely it doesn't look like I did anything except tie it off. Hope that helps!

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  35. This is really cute! I need to make one ;) I stumbled on your blog from Serenity Now...tomorrow I am having a crochet pattern giveaway...stop by if you have a chance!

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