instant happiness by Kati Mohr
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instant happiness

Crochet
July 2015
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
3 stitches and 4 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet into back loop (unstretched)
15.0 mm (P/Q)
85 - 90 yards (78 - 82 m)
one size fits all
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The Half Hour Cowl ::: instant happiness

The name is program in this pattern. This cowl is

  • finger-crocheted!
  • quick
  • a perfect stash buster
  • addictive (I have done 8 in a row on one knitting group meeting!)
  • a wonderful project for using art-yarn
  • a perfect fast gift-project!

DIFFICULTY
easy to intermediate

KNOWLEDGE
foundation stitches (included in pattern), finger crocheting (included in pattern), single crochet, slip stitch, how to crochet a chain

YARNS
worsted up to super-bulky weight
The cowl is worked throughout with multiple strands of yarns. The color combination is totally up to your choice!

Possible combinations:
four strands of bulky weight
one - two strands of super bulky and two strands of bulky weight
three strands of bulky weight and one worsted weight
one strand of super bulky and one strand of bulky and one strand of worsted

TOOLS
your fingers, your chosen yarn, perhaps a stitchminder, someone to tell you to stop before midnight :)

GAUGE
is determined by your choice of yarn and the size of your index finger. The fabric is extremely stretchable though. It should easily adapt to any size of head by previously stretching it with your hands before pulling over your head.

ABBREVIATIONS
ch chain
sc bl single crochet into back loop
FS foundation stitch
st stitch
slst slip stitch
slst bl slip stitch into back loop
rnd round