I am super excited because I just finished a really cute crochet project.
Twice in the last week, I was sent the same photo from two different friends, asking me if I would be able to crochet for them, what was in the photo.
In the photo, were four of the cutest hooded cowls that I have ever seen! With a quick search on Ravelry, I found that these cute hooded cowls were from The Velvet Acorn, and the patterns are for knitting.
I was just sitting there with my crochet hook thinking 'I really need to learn to knit'. But, I can't knit, and I don't have time to learn right now. So, I just grabbed my hook, and some yarn, and winged it.
Now there are crochet patterns - I found one on Amazon - for a hooded cowl, but it was made with only dc, and to me, that just makes it look kinda messy. I wanted something fun, cute, neat, and with some great crochet texture. So, I went with a sc/dc combo stitch, found in my favorite book The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet.
I started with a skein of Red Heart with Love in Peacock. I ran out of that skein, and spent all of Wednesday, searching in all of the craft stores in East Bay, and online, with no luck. It is sold out/out of stock everywhere! Even on the Red Heart website...boooooo.
So, I had to start over with a new color. This time, I bought two skeins of I Love this Yarn in Rouge.
I used the entire two skeins of yarn, for this project.
I am so happy with the way that it turned out. It almost makes me wish I still lived in a colder climate, so I could make myself one to wear....almost.
I know this will help my friend stay warm in Michigan, with this polar vortex happening.