Friday, 10 January 2014

Crochet Cowl Ta-dah

Hello Lovelies,
today I have a finished crochet project to share with you, I hope you like it.

Back in November , in need of a portable project , I started a crochet scarf using yarn from my modest stash of luxury yarn. It's made up of various brands of cashmere and merino blends that  I've  picked up over quite a few months........


I had ten shades to play  with and decided to make little, two round granny squares. These were joined as they were constructed using THIS great method...........


As I had just completed THIS blanket using the same technique it was nice and easy.

This was such a lovely colourful project for a time of year when there is not much light or colour outside.
Ideally one or two more shades of blue and green would have been nice to add to the mix, but this is what I had and I think it works pretty well.

These days I'm very good and always sew in my ends as I go. I also kept draping my growing scarf around my neck to see how it looked. When it reached fifteen rows I had an idea.

My small squares scarf has morphed into a small squares cowl :0)



Because I was using the join as you go method creating a tube was super easy. On the last row I simply joined the squares to both ends and hey presto. 

I also added a simple, one row, border of granny clusters to both sides to finish it off......... 


It's wide enough to wear it doubled over so it's super toasty warm.
As you can see from my smiling face, I'm rather thrilled with my first completed project of 2014


 Happy, happy, happy

This way I have home made goodness to keep me warm and plenty of yummy yarn to save for another project.

Right, I'm off to carry on with another WIP .

Thank you so much for all your comments this week lovelies...... they always brighten my day.
Jacquie x


74 comments:

  1. That is so pretty
    Julie xxxxxxx

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  2. I'm so happy because in previous posts I've looked at the crochet works and drooled and thought "if only" and now, I'm sitting here thinking "oh yes, I could do that next. . .I know HOW to do that"!
    Crochet is lovely, what took me so long?
    Happy New Year to you, and thanks for helping me along the way x

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  3. Beautiful Jacquie!! I love the mix of colours that you have used and your simple edging. How nice to have completed your first project of the year!! xx

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  4. It's gorgeous Jacquie! what a lovely bright and cosy make to start 2014 with! Bet it's super snuggly too! E x

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  5. Is so cute !!!!! Happy new year.

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  6. Love it - I am currently knitting a colourful cowl - just the knitting is cheering in all those lovely colours - can't wait to be wearing it too. I love those tiny squares - I think I'll have a go at tiny squares.
    L.x.

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  7. Happy indeed. It is so bright and cheerful. Jo x

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  8. Great Idea!!!!
    jajajajaj
    beautiful photo, the last one!
    happy new crocheting year!

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  9. I love it! Isn't it wonderful to complete a project. I have to admit I had never thought of a granny square cowl, but I am now inspired!

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  10. It looks great and should keep you super warm too!

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  11. Que bonito quedaaaaaaaa!!!!!!! I looovee iiiit. great idea!!!!.

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  12. It's a beauty and such happy colours too. xx

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  13. Like it? I LOVE it! Such perfect colours.

    Lovely to see your pretty face too - you've got the most amazing skin!

    Heather xx

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    1. Awww, thanks Heather...I think the light was kind :0)
      Jacquie x

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  14. How pretty is that! So worth saving up for gorgeous yarn and then having it hug you for the rest of the Winter ;o)

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  15. Śliczny komin!!! Pozdrowienia z Polski:)))

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  16. Wonderful....I have put it on my list to do, for presents for my daughters for next year.

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  17. Hello I'm Patrícia from Portugal. I love your work... Very good idea. thank you for the share

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  18. I love this, I wish I had known about the great way you join the squares as I have a huge pile of squares I an dreading joining together .

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  19. Just beautiful Jacquie, I LOVE it.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  20. This is really cute! Love the bright colours! Would be cute for little girls too! Your very good sewing ends as you go! I never bother and then get annoyed at the end! haha.

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  21. Love, love, love it...bet you strut your stuff in that, I know I would! :) x

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  22. That is so pretty - inspiration for the coming year! :)

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  23. Oh this is lovely! So now we just need winter here in the UK. San x

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  24. oh goodness that is so cute! Love the colours x

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  25. Absolutely stunning and I love the colors!

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  26. What a fabulous idea, I love it. The colors are perfect and it looks terrific on you.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  27. Thats a cutie...well done you and only one week into 2014...you are on a roll!!
    bestest
    Daisy j x

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  28. looks great!!! such a cool idea for a cowl!

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  29. Happy, happy face! I can see your delight...

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  30. Brilliant! Your patience is amazing. I started to make a draught excluder using tiny squares but lost my nerve and made them into huge squares lol. x

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  31. Your cowl is gorgeous and way better than it just being a scarf and your beaming smile just lights up that picture.

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  32. The cowl turned out beautiful. Which, according to your happy grin, you already know! :) Only 10 days in and already a completed project...good for you! Have a lovely weekend.

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  33. Beautiful! I love all the colors you used. What a nice way to use some great yarn. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  34. It's beautiful! You look so happy wearing it too. My daughter (age 5) was just looking over my shoulder as I read this and she saw your owls and exclaimed over them. She looooves owls and she thinks yours are pretty cool. :)

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  35. Lovely!! :) You look so happy! xx

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  36. its lovely, delicious colors!!!

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  37. Jacquie that is just beautiful and its a great idea too. I'm keen to try the join as you go method and this would be a grand little pick up and put down project. Its great to see your lovely face too xx

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  38. It beautiful so bright and cherrful for this time of year.
    Clare x

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  40. Looks amazing, great combination of colours!

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  41. That yarn looks lovely! :)
    I am about to start a new blanket - I thought about merino - but have had to settle for a cotton / acrylic mix! it is January after all. Maybe next time. Have a great weekend. x

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  42. I bet it's lovely and soft xx looks fab xx

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  43. It's wonderful, a real blast of colour for the darkest winter days. And very beautifully and professionally made. No doubt you will enjoy wearing this one. I'm looking forward to seeing what you're working on now.

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  44. It's gorgeous and so bright and cheery. ☺☺

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  45. Beautiful- looks really snuggly and lovely colours x

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  46. Nice one Jacquie! Always good to get something finished.
    I've nearly completed a jumper for a fairy penguin. I just have to sew it up - the bit I hate. :)

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  47. What a fantastic cowl! I'm not sure I've ever come across a granny square cowl before - it's super! Don't you love how projects morph as you work on them? The colours, the design, a wonderful way to kick off the new year! Please consider sharing this on my CAL post? Chrissie x

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  48. Love it! the colours really suit you as well :)
    Jones x

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  49. Oh WOW, what a beautiful cowl made from the most gorgeous little squares.
    Anne xx

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  50. So colourful and beautiful, just perfect for the mid winter! Well done xx

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  51. Qué belleza!!!! cuánto color! me encanta!

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  52. Ooh this is beautiful! I have just begun making little 2-round granny squares with any leftover bits of yarn. I hadn't decided whether to make it into a scarf or a doll blanket. I hadn't even considered a cowl! Thanks for the inspiration xx

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  53. It's so gorgeous! What a good way to use a variety of expensive yarn. I bet that cashmere and merino feels lovely against the skin, and you've balanced the shades and colours beautifully. Lovely, no wonder it makes you happy! x

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  54. That's lovely! So cozy looking, and so soft with those fibres :)

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  55. You look radiant in your cowl...nice job x

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  56. Gorgeous, colourful granny cowl :)
    This would definitely come in handy in Norway as well :)
    - Kristin -

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  57. A brilliant antidote to dreary winter weather, gorgeous. And I really like your top in the first picture too!

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  58. Adore the beautiful colors used for the square. Great crochet cowl!

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  59. This is the most beautiful scarf, even though in Sydney Australia it is currently summer and around 30 degrees daily, I would love to do one for winter. Just a quick question, are the squares 3 rounds? Thank you in advance
    Clair

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    1. Hi Clair , thanks for your comment.
      They are two round granny squares worked in double knitting yarn with a 4.0mm hook
      hope this helps
      Jacquie x

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  60. it's gorgeous and you've got great skin! enjoy wearing it, Heather x

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  61. Such a lovely cowl. Warm colors for cold winter time :) Love your blog btw!

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  62. Ah, that's fantastic! You've inspired me. :)

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  63. Hi, I love this cowl and have purchased my yarn today to start it. I have the pattern from Simply Crochet Edits. Just a couple of questions. *grin* Above you mention the join as you go method, but don't describe or show any photos of it. I want to make sure I'm doing correctly. I'm knew to crocheting. Also, am I understanding correctly that on the second round there is NO chain 2 between the trebles on the "straight" side? Thanks.

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  64. Hi again, The THIS link now works. It didn't work before. Maybe because I'm now signed in to my Google account it works. So I'll look at the link now. *grin*

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