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Crochet Cowl - KAYLEIGH’S FIRST COMPLETED CROCHET PROJECT!
Can you feel my heart swelling with pride - Kayleigh’s first completed crochet project! Kayleigh chose the pattern for this cowl from “The Art of Crochet” magazine issue 1. It was a great pattern for beginners who want to get on with a project. It worked up really quick, taking just a few days to complete. The continuity of rows and stitches really builds your skills and confidence. Kayleigh enjoyed this so much and felt so much more confident in crocheting that she went straight onto another cowl, which she is working on at the moment, that is a bit more difficult.
Kayleigh saved up her own money to buy the yarn and went through www.loveknitting.com to pick one that was within her budget and had the right gauge. She went with Robin Chunky because I had used it before on my Crochet Bag project and she felt confident it was what she was looking for.
The finished product was very stylish, comfortable and practical. It is great for winter as a scarf and can be used to as hood too because it is big enough to wrap round your neck and go up over your head at the same time. I am so pleased for Kayleigh and I can’t wait to see her next projects completed. She has such a talent!
The finished size was approx. 10″ (26cm) wide by 75″ (190cm) in length. Kayleigh started with ch 31 and completed 269 rows to get the required width and length.
Kayleigh worked the cowl in UK Double Crochet/dc [US Single Crochet/sc] stitch.
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Robin Chunky (shade - Navy 043).
4 x 100g (3.5oz/153yds/140m) balls.
Weight category: UK Chunky [US 5/Bulky/Chunky].
Tension/gauge: 14 stitches x 20 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 5.5mm/UK 5 [US I/9] - 6.5mm/UK 3 [US K/10½] hook.
The crochet hook Kayleigh used was a 6mm/UK 4 [US J/10].
I would give the Robin Chunky yarn a 3 out of 5 for the following reasons:-
- It was easy to work and worked up quickly;
- There is a reasonable choice of colours available;
- The feel of it was reasonably soft;
- The cost of yarn is very reasonable - I paid about £1.99 per 100g ball but they are now £2.29, which is what Kayleigh paid;
- Would I use this yarn again? YES.
I hope this brings you creative joy and inspires you to start your own yarn-tastic journey.
Let’s get yarning!