I made this up so quickly and I am so pleased with how it turned out that I wish it was October and full of autumn chill outside. Last autumn, on one of our grocery runs we make to Germany once in a while, I found a fabulous chunky purple yarn with a tweed look. As soon as I saw it I knew it would make a great cowl. It was the only skein left in a drug store but thankfully a large skein of 200g so just enough for this project. There is literally about 12 inches of yarn left.
If you are interested in trying a cowl, this is the tutorial I used. Just adjust the chain size to fit you. I used only 60 chains to start and ended up with rows of 59 double crochets.
*sigh* I do have to wait for the autumn chill so for now this is draped over my 'Lord Byron's lady' statue in my living room. You can not hide away such yummy yarn now can you???
My second project was to create a stool cover in a large granny square. Now I must admit this is one of two. The second is a little more complicated with it elongated shape and I had to put it aside for now as I needed to search for another skein of the same yarn. That project is still in the works but this one came up in no time.
Maggie had asked if I would share some of the videos I have used to learn to crochet. This is the one I used to learn to make granny squares. It is a really good clear tutorial and this one is for using one color with a link to her video for changing colors on the blog page. This is the YouTube link for easy scalloped crochet edge I used.
I am still working away on some secret projects but there is great news. I sandwiched my pink and brown Farmer's Wife quilt to start the hand quilting. I will show you my progress over the weekend next week. I am excited to get started on the quilting now!
Have a creative and color-filled weekend!