I wanted to design a cute cowl that will not only keep your neck warm when that chilly fall or winter wind picks up, but will also look stylish and garner you a ton of compliments! This cowl is made in the round, with easy row repeats. You can easily adjust the length and width to make it exactly the size you want. I used less than one cake of Ferris Wheel, but you can use any worsted weight yarn you like.
Today is Free Pattern Friday! For this project, you can of course use any worsted weight yarn you choose, but I highly recommend that you try some ALC hand-dyed Superwash Merino Wool from Avery Lane Creations. My friend Nicky, the owner, sent me a hank of her gorgeous yarn and I absolutely fell in love.
Corner to Corner (C2C) is created on the diagonal. You will begin with the bottom right corner of your project, and end at the top left corner. C2C is a very popular stitch to use for blankets, graphghans, scarves, handbags, etc and has a great texture when complete. Once you master the basics, the possibilities are endless! There are only 3 stitches used, and a few techniques for color changes can be used, which I will outline below:
One of the things I've been reading on social media is that people get frustrated when the velvet yarn stretches, especially when making items like headbands. My headband pattern includes a hair elastic at the base of the neck and is made intentionally small to allow for the stretch. This headband has been a big seller for me, and I hope you love it as much as I do!
I picked up a ball of Ferris Wheel by Lion Brand on a whim, and boy was I in for a nice surprise! Just in its own balled-up existence, the colors are so eye-catching. (No wonder one of them just landed in my cart that day!)
The Stars and Stripes Headband is my first pattern using my signature Dolphin Stitch. I love this stitch because of its texture and versatility. This stitch is easy to master, works up quickly, and is already loved by hundreds of crocheters. If you are a visual person when it comes to learning a new stitch, please bookmark this site and check back regularly for a video tutorial!