Well, here I am with a very season-appropriate make... a chunky crochet cowl! Well, it's meant to be summer at the moment, but when you get hit with inspiration you just have to go with it.
I was buying yarn for the baby blanket in my last post, and somehow ended up walking away with this gorgeous chunky yarn too...
It's Robin Super Chunky in Candyfloss colourway and I just couldn't resist those colours!
I used half-double crochet (half-treble UK) but I crocheted only in the back third loop, which I'd never tried before. It was so easy to do, and is what gives the lovely knitted look...
The two loops that are usually at the top of each row get pushed forward to create this look. The current/last row you're working on always looks like it has a longer stitch, as it is the crocheting of the next row which pushes the top loops forward. Therefore, I finished off with a row of single crochet (double crochet UK) in the third back loop, to give a neat finish and keep the rows looking constant.
I crocheted in the round, and I wanted it to go round my neck once - not to be a long cowl that you loop round a few times. Sometimes I find those a bit bulky and claustrophobic. This just slips on and doesn't get in the way.
Excuse the pained expressions!! I was attempting to take some half-decent photos of myself, with and without the timer, as I think it's always nice to see these things on a person to get a better idea.
Yes... I'm just gazing off into the distance, perfectly naturally...
So, it may not be a very summery make, but at least I'm prepared for the autumn chills when they arrive. Or the way summer has been going so far, maybe I'll get use for it sooner than I thought!
What do you think? And do you find yourself making things completely out of season, just because you have to satisfy the creative itch when it strikes?!
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