How to make a crochet cowl with just one skein of yarn- and then have your daughter steal it for herself 😉
Hello everyone! I was excited to try something new this year- crocheting and so I learnt how to make a crochet cowl. I enjoy knitting and have knitted a lot of blankets in the past two years. But this year I wanted to see if crochet is something I wanted to explore more. So I thought I would try a try my hand at the Diamond Stitch and attempt to make a cowl using the Moogly Diamond Crochet Cowl pattern.
I bought myself a new set of crochet hooks and was pleasantly surprised that the pretty inexpensive set of crochet hooks came with it’s own pair of small scissors. Yay!
The recommended crochet hook size for the pattern in a size I. I used a size H hook which my chosen yarn recommends. This makes the cowl just a tad smaller which was okay with me- but in the end my 7 year old daughter claimed this cowl for herself, so it was even better that it was a tad small!
I really wanted to make this pattern with a variegated yarn and finally chose to use this Fair Isle Barclay Multi-Color Yarn, Surf one. This yarn is new to me and a great mix of 42% Superwash Merino Wool 35% Acrylic 23% Bamboo. But really it feels super soft to the touch which is exactly what you want for a cowl.
As far as my crocheting skills go- I can crochet a straight line and back. I really wasn’t sure if I could read and follow a pattern- but this one was really simple and even I was able to follow! First off, I learnt a new technique Foundation Single Crochet and you can easily following along with this video HERE.
The patten works up so beautifully, I absolutely loved the cable pattern that develops. Until you form the first row of diamonds you need to follow the pattern carefully, but after that it’s smooth sailing! It is so easy to form the diamonds and the cowl crochet ups quickly.
I loved how portable this project was. Just a skein of yarn and a hook. I was able to easily carry this one everyone unlike my Handknit Color Blocked Afghan.
And just like that my little cowl was done!
That diamond pattern though! I absolutely LOVE it and I also love that I challenged myself to try something new and make a crochet cowl. Bonus points to me because I finished it in the same calendar year 😉
Needless to say, my daughter absolutely adores her new cowl and it has been perfect for her to use in our Minnesota spring weather. Just warm enough for that light chill in the breeze.