wheel stitch cowl

October 31st, 2011

Sorry I disappeared from the internet last week: school holiday, crazy children, broken camera, blah, blah, blah. The camera will be in the shop for a good two weeks, so you are stuck with my dressed-up-to-look-like-a-polaroid camera phone shots for a while. That’s me up there, trying to look all stylish in my cozy new cowl.

wheel stitch cowl detail

It has been a loooong while since I picked up a crochet hook–10 months to be exact. Needless to say I was rusty. There was a lot of ripping out at first, but then the crochet neurons began firing again and it was smooth sailing the rest of the way. The cowl pattern is the chunky circle scarf  from people webs.  Not only is the pattern free, but Lindsi talks you through every bit–lots of people had questions about different steps and she answered them all in the comments section. How awesome is that?

happy halloween cowl

Now I’m dreaming of my next crochet project.  I think Cal’s new shawl pattern is definitely on the list. Or I might try my hand at some amigurumi, but I can’t decide elephant or bear/mouse?  Or something totally different. What do you think?

p.s. taking pictures of yourself is hard. Happy Halloween!




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9 Responses to wheel stitch cowl

  1. cal says:

    ooh, i love that cowl too! i have been needing a big chunky cowl to wear all the time myself; that one might be just the ticket. i hadn’t heard of *people webs* before but i just popped over via your link and it looks like she does lovely things! i will have to investigate more…

    thanks for mentioning my shawl! it’s very easy to memorize the pattern so it’s a comforting carry -along project ;n)

  2. Amanda says:

    I love this! I may have to try my hand at a cowl for myself. I love me some cozy crochet!

  3. urban craft says:

    mmmmm, that looks super comfy too. Crocheting is my next skill to learn!

  4. venus says:

    I wish crochet was easy for me. :( I’m all thumbs!

    The cowl looks so cozy. Ooo… I’m digging the crochet sphere wreath and the french fries.

  5. Hee hee! Taking pictures of yourself in a cowl is hard because cowls are so big! (I know, I just did it.) Standing by a window gets good results and less facial blemishes, I find.

  6. That looks like the Catherine Wheel stitch that I’ve used on baby blankets – such a cosy stitch. I just need to move somewhere where I would need a cowl…

  7. jen says:

    Oh I wish I could crochet! Is it as amazing as it looks? Love the bat in the background