Hello Yarnies <3
I have a very important message for you from our Super-Star Command! The wonderful Katt Wade has created a beautiful cowl and is sharing the pattern with you for FREE!
Introducing the ever-so-superlative Desert Rainbows Infinity Cowl, by Katt Wade.
The story behind this cowl, I think, rings true to many of us. What to do with a random ball of yarn in your stash?
That cheeky, lonesome ball, staring at you, mocking you. You don't have enough for a big project, and you don't want to waste it on something small. You want the whole ball transformed!!
But what to make???
This was Katt! She ordered a 'What's in the Bag' from Yarnish. These bags are equivalent to a Kinder Suprise x 3000! They are the ultimate lucky-dips. You can order a Knitting or Crochet, small, medium or large bag and you will receive a random bag full of beautiful random yarns, patterns, accessories and more. Each bag is different and you cannot request colorways etc. They are not for the faint-hearted, purchase one and you will be challenged to embrace the unknown!
A recent 'What's in the bag' packed by Shelby! You can purchase here.
Katt is a huge fan of 'What's in the Bag':
"I LOVE this idea; as you get a range of yarns you probably would NEVER have chosen for yourself, and the colours are themed per bag, with no 2 bags ever being the same!"
In one recent bag, Katt received a beautiful ball of Uluru Rainbow by Queensland Collection, in the Boroka Lookout colourway.
She was a bit perplexed as what to make, then she said she had a 'lightbulb moment'!
The Infinity Cowl was born!
This beautiful Cowl has a lovely snug fit, and is a perfect 'one ball project'. It is super simple and super effective! If you wish to make it longer, just keep working. This pattern is so versatile!
Katt is sharing this pattern with you on this blog post. You can find the pattern copied below. However, this pattern is also for sale on the Yarnish Website here.
The cost of this pattern is $2. It includes a very helpful photo-tutorial and is in easy-to-print PDF format.
Even if you are a whizz at crochet, and have made the cowl solely from this blog post, I strongly urge you to support this amazing designer and purchase the pattern anyway. Why? Because pattern writing is really tough and time-consuming (trust me!), and your $2 purchase keeps people like Katt in this business for longer!
Ok, enough chitty-chat! Let's make a cowl!
Desert Rainbows Infinity Cowl, by Katt Wade of Bluebuggs Handmade
- 1 x 100 g ball - Queensland Collection - Uluru Rainbow (Boroka Lookout - 1011)
- 3.5 mm hook
- Yarn sewing needle
GAUGE: Use a medium firm tension - 10 cm = 2 ½ repeats
SIZE: Folded Cowl =18 cm wide x 65.5 cm middle to joined ends
Abbreviations using US terms:
ch - chain
sp(s) - space(s)
sc - single crochet
st(s) - stitch(es)
dc - double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
tr - treble crochet
prev - previous
2dc CL st - dc2tog in same st
V st - (dc, ch2, dc) in same st
*....* - repeat all between the asterisks
- The Infinity Cowl is created in rows
- After the first set, there is a 4 row repeat to complete the pattern
The pattern is worked in multiples of 6 plus 2 extra)
R1: leaving a long tail (approx. 15 cm) ch 50 (8 multiples of 6 plus 2 extra), in 2nd ch from hook, sc 1, *ch2, miss 2 ch, V st in next sp, ch 2, miss 2 ch, sc 1 in next sp* to end, turn .[8 V sts]
R2: Ch 4, miss ch 2 sp, *(2 dc CL, ch 1) x 3 into next ch 2 sp, miss next 2 ch 2 sps*, to end [omit the 3rd ch 1 in the last group], miss the last ch-2 sp, tr into prev sc sp, turn. [8 Cluster groups]
R3: Ch 1, sc into prev tr sp, *(ch 1, sc 1)* in each ch-1 sp across, with last sc into the top of turning ch, turn. [25 sc/24 ch]
R4: Ch 2, dc 1 into the next ch-1 sp, *(ch 1, dc 1)* into each ch-1 sp across, dc into prev sc sp, turn. [26 dc, 23 ch]
R5: Ch 1, sc 1 into prev dc sp, *ch 2, miss next ch-1 sp, V st into next dc sp, ch 2, miss next ch-1 sp, sc into next ch-1 sp*, with the last sc into the top of the ch 2, turn. [8 V sts]
- REPEAT R2-5 for pattern ending with R4 – (I got 38 repeats to the end of the ball with about 20 cm to spare)
- By the time I got to 5 repeats, I had memorised the pattern.
- Once you have reached your desired length and finishing on R4, tie off leaving a tail long enough to sew the ends together.
- Place ends with the right sides touching (the right side it the R2 or even row side), using the beginning tail, ladder stitch through the loops to the other side, tie off; then using the tie off tail, ladder stitch back through the top loops to the other side – this gives a nice flat seam.
- Tie off and weave in the ends.
Voilà... you are finished; enjoy your new infinity cowl!
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Thank you, Katt, for this amazing pattern! (づ｡◕‿‿◕｡)づ