My sister asked me to make her a sweater. About 2 years ago. We found a nice pattern, she bought the yarn to make it, and I started to work on it..
However, after working with the pattern, i didn’t like the outcome so much. I already had almost the entire back, but i didn’t like it. If you crochet or knit or sew or whatever, you probably know already how hard it is to decide to unravel your entire work cause it doesn’t feel good for you.. but since you worked so much already, it is very hard to actually do it… and the decision is being postponed. Meanwhile i did other things of course, once in a while i would look on the piece of fabric which was no longer a sweater and ponder what to do with it.
2 or 3 months ago i stumbled upon the Katniss Averdin cowl pattern. After watching the hunger games, it was a pattern I wanted to try of course! I found a few ideas, some where with ropes, some where for knitting, but this one looked like the right type I’m looking for, one piece of crochet with only a little bit of sewing. Here is the link for you to enjoy it as well. It was the perfect pattern for me!
I asked my sister for the size of her shoulders and started working.
When I first watched the video there was no part of crocheting for the neck, so I had to figure out what to do myself.
I used her guidelines to lower the crochet needle size and decreasing on the way to the neck band.. and made a ribbing pattern for it ( real good explanation here, you should do one front post and one back post repeatedly ).
Basically you should sew both sides of the cowl in the lower part, but.. I hate sewing my crochet, so i did the front side, fasten off, and the back side i connected with crochet while working. Same method you would do for a grainy blanket for example.
This is the result, and i am very happy with it.. tell me what you think? if you liked it like me – do a thumbs up to thefrugalcrafter Lindsay Weirich, she has many interesting ideas!
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nice job, it looks great on you!