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Crochet Spring Woodlands Cowl
The pattern is available for FREE (until the end of May 2018) exclusively on (click the link and it will take you directly to the pattern):
How the project got started…….
I purchased a 50g ball of Willow & Lark Nest yarn in Peashoot Green, from www.lovecrochet.com, to see and feel what it was like. I had no idea what I would use it for but the colours looked so gorgeous that I had to see it in person. The photos online do not do the yarn justice. When I received it (in the little pink parcel), I was blown away by how soft it was, and the colour……WOW, GORGEOUS YARN CANDY! I was instantly inspired to try it out in the Marguerite crochet stitch. I only made a small swatch but it hit me with the feeling of early spring walks in National Trust Woodlands. From this I thought a crochet cowl would look great in the stitch.
I began making the cowl, which, at this point, I was going to name Marguerite, and I worked until I reached the end of the 50g ball I had. This allowed me to calculate the size and amount of yarn I should need. The one ball made 44 rows and had an overall width of 14cm (5”). The tension gauge was approx 13 sts by 11 rows in the Marguerite stitch pattern. I calculated that I should need about 5 balls to reach 120cm. I awaited the arrival of more balls and once they arrived I finished the rest of the cowl in 5 hours, which made it a total of 6 hours overall. I also, only used 4 balls of yarn in total, and it was longer than the 120cm I was aiming for. This was mostly down to it needing to wrap around over your head, so I made it longer to fit more easily. I then joined the seam with an overcast stitch, but it can be done by slip stitching it closed.
I am absolutely overjoyed with the finished product. It gives me that fresh, bright, spring feeling. The Willow and Lark yarn is the main reason for this because it is light enough for springtime but still warm enough if there is a breeze. In addition, the shade of yarn I used is a spring kind of colour to me. The other colour choices are also amazing and really would suit the stitch pattern that I have chosen.
The Marguerite crochet stitch is quite technical and is more of an intermediate level. It can be challenging to get started with it but once you establish the repetition, it becomes really simple.
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Willow & Lark Nest (shade - Peashoot Green/211).
4 x 50g (1.75oz/126yd/115m) balls.
Weight category: UK DK [US 3/Light Worsted/DK].
Tension/gauge: 22 stitches x 30 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 4mm/UK 8 [US G/6] hook.
The crochet hook I used was a 4mm/UK 8 [US G/6].
I give the Willow & Lark Nest yarn 4 out of 5 for the following reasons:-
- It is amazing to work up;
- There is an extensive range of colours;
- It is softness is more luxurious than other DK yarns;
- The finished result is lightweight, yet warm;
- It is more money (£4.79) than I usually like to pay for 50g balls, but when you get excellent quality and style it is worth paying the extra;
- Would I use this yarn again? YES, DEFINITELY.
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