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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Alicia Cowl Crochet Pattern, Free Pattern













Looking  for a last minute Christmas gift? This cowl worked in Super Bulky Yarn works up in an hour! Make a pair of matching fingerless mittens using my free pattern and you have a precious pair. This cowl uses only single crochet stitches and requires only basic crochet skills.

I am using super bulky yarn in a crochet pattern for the first time and really enjoyed it. I used Wool Ease yarn from Lion Brand. They come in a range of lovely colors. If you are looking for a cheaper option, Michaels in house brand would be a good substitute. The gorgeous wooden buttons were bought from JoAnn Fabrics and makes the perfect accent. The bigger the button, the better!

When I made my first try of this pattern, the buttons were just for embellishment and were not used for closure. Then I thought it might  mess up your hair when you pull it down your neck and thought of making the buttons functional. The crochet pattern uses a braid  made with four strips.  It involves repeating the same two steps and is a no-brainer once you get the hang of it. 


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36 comments:

  1. Thank you for these WONDERFUL patterns!

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  2. This is lovely and so easy! I love working with Wool Ease and have made several scarves and hats. I don't consider myself a beginner but I still do have trouble imagining what something should like when done. Would you please consider posting a pic of what the ends of the braided straps should like when they are crochet together? Also, pic five seems to show the button-hole side also having the buttons attached? Am sure I can figure out but a pic would be nice! Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Pic 5 is of the button band itself. Both the button hole band and button band look the same except for the button holes. Does that help ?

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  3. I made this today. Love the pattern, easy to follow. I did not use chunky yarn though and i am not satisfied with the results :( It came out too narrow.

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    1. You could have tried holding 2 strands together.

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  4. Wow! You are the best I've seen thus far. I wanna be like you when I grow up lol jk...I'm still learning to crochet but hope to be as good as you some day. I'm a new subscriber so pls feel free to visit my blog and follow back. Thank you and happy new year!

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  5. Thanks Tasha. I hope that crochet will be a craft you will cherish for life. Happy New Year to you too.

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  6. I found this pattern today and made this for myself. Not only was it super easy and quick to do, but it is warm and I love it! I have a feeling I maybe making another for my daughter lol

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  7. I found this pattern this morning when doing some editing on my shop and I made this today for myself and I love it! Super easy pattern and Super warm!

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  8. Super interesting look! I'll have to "library" this on ravelry! thanks for sharing :) I love Wool Ease as well, just wish it was cheaper!!

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  9. I love the look of this. I'm adding it to my "things to crochet" list.

    I also added your link to the free directory at crocehtatplay.com
    I hope it brings you lots of traffic.

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  10. I tried to download this pattern but it told me the host did not have enough bandwidth. I have the yarn to make the scarf and would really like to get the pattern. Could you please help me? Thank you :)

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    1. The link seems to work fine for me. If you email me using the Contact Me form, I can email you the pattern.

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  11. Hi, I so love this cowl. Wanna start, wanna start, now, now, now!!!!

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  12. This is an amazing pattern! It is so cute, and the pattern and pictures are so straightforward! Thanks for posting this, I plan to make one for my sisters/mom/friends Christmas gifts!

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  13. Definitely adding this to my list. Cute , thanks for sharing.

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  14. Added to my list.. cute , thanks for sharing. .

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  15. This is a brilliant pattern I have made four of these in the last few days and have given some away, the teenage girls who received them thought they were great, a joy to make and so quick, thanks for sharing

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  16. Hi! Beautiful work, love the cowl! Was wondering where you find your wooden buttons??

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  17. This is beautiful and I'm so excited to start it! I've never followed a pattern before....I'm trying to figure it out, but I'm baffled as to where to start the project. The first illustration and accompanying text on Page 2 show the project already started. I can't figure out how to get to that point. Does it have something to do with the paragraph entitled "Gauge" on the first page of the PDF? Help!

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    1. Please see page 4 for the written instructions. The pictures serve only as a guide and do not show all the steps.

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  18. It is very pretty, and loved it

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  19. I made 3 of these for myself in different colors! I took them to work and my co-workers fell in love with them. They asked me where I had bought it and I told them it was a patter I found on the internet. Is it ok if I sell them?
    (Of course not saying I design the pattern.)
    Thank you

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    1. It is okay to sell the finished items. Thank you for asking.

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  20. I love this. Only problem is I can't get the pattern.

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    1. There is a link in the blog post which leads to the pattern. If it is not working for you, email me using the Contact Me for m and I can email you a copy.

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  21. LOVE IT! Thank you so so much, its going to be my x-mas present for everyone!

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  22. Love the pattern! My daughter gave me some Lion brand yarn Hometown USA yarn and I had yet to find a pattern that fir the yarn. This pattern worked up so nicely, great job! Thank you .

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  23. Just discovered this pattern! Love the braided look:) Future presents for sure:) Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Thank you for the pattern, it's really nice.

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  25. Thanks for the pattern, im going to try this today

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