crochet bandana cowl
November 19th, 2012
I have been on a bit of a crocheting kick recently. After all the sewing for kcwc I got rather sick of looking at my sewing machine. And I got sick of certain little people poo-pooing things I made for them. So I went to the yarn store and bought some beautiful, soft, and squishy yarn to make something just for me.
I'm not usually a fan of things trying desperately to be something they are not--think tofu dogs. Crochet is not knitting, even though they both use yarn. Crochet is its own art and has its own strengths that I try to showcase. But I wanted so badly to make the bandana cowl pattern by Purl Bee. Looking at it was painful, because it is so perfect, but I can't knit to save my life.
Thankfully someone made an equally awesome crochet bandana cowl--no tofu dogs in sight. The cowl is the same shape as the knitted version, but I think the stitches were chosen by someone who loves crochet and knows how to show of its strengths. It worked up super fast in the gorgeous wool/silk blend yarn I bought. All the cowl details are on ravelry if you are interested.
ooo! looks like there's a little crochet on crochet action going on in this last picture.