Hi Cuties, Jenna Here! I am so excited to be releasing A-Cute Design’s second crochet pattern, the Collide-A-Cowl. This is a four size option crochet pattern that is the ultimate collision of color and texture and is amazing for stash busting.
I have been doing craft shows for almost six years now and in 2018 I noticed a trend, all of my color work pieces (hats and cowls) where the first things I sold. They are also what I enjoy making the most (who doesn’t love the anticipation of a good color change?). So, I figured it only made sense to incorporate this combinations into my work more, and the Collide-A-Cowl was born.
Most of the promotional photos (taken by Corrine Turner Photography) you see are the medium size and that’s what I started with when designing. We will review the sizes momentarily but this one is near and dear to my heart and fits so well for a nice accent piece that offers warmth but isn’t too cumbersome or claustrophobic.
Today I’m going to share with you all the key features of this design, share my beautiful tester photos with you and provide you with a pinterest board for color inspiration!
As mentioned the pattern has four sizes to choose from. I have included photos of 3 of the sizes below, as well as photos of the sizes in my tester section of the blog. In addition to the medium size previously discussed, the small size offers more protection from the elements, whereas the large and extra large sizes make a big statement for the wearer. I enjoy offering all sizes at my shows and seeing what different customers gravitate towards.
No matter the size you choose to make your Collide-A-Cowl in, this project is a great stash buster. Ranging in 35-152 yards of each color per size, you are bound to have a few colors laying around you could wip up a cowl with. I personally love to see your combinations on instagram. I’ve devoted a highlight to them on my feed and would love to feature yours when you use #collideacowl with your creations. If you are stuck on colors I will have a related blog series coming out soon!
A few closing facts about this cowl, it is worked in the round using worsted weight yarn (I used acrylic) and is an easy level pattern. For my sample I used “I Love This Yarn” and “Yarn Bee, Soft and Sleek” found at hobby stores. Any worsted yarn would do, Now that I’m mentioning worsted weight I’m imagining a bulky or even jumbo weight yarn cowl and how much fun that would be! I encourage you to get as creative as you like with this project and really make it your own!
I chose to keep my pattern testing process simple and asked a few yarny friends to test each of the sizes of the cowl. Below you can see each of their creations and how unique they all are. It’s gotten me very excited to see what you make as well. I love that three of the four testers pulled from their own stash making this perfect project if you are at home stuck with limited yarn during this strange time we are all facing right now.
Above you can see each size made by each of my testers. Starting in the upper left hand corner and going clockwise are...
I am so grateful for each of my testers and my tech editor Janine of @Capitol.Crochet. Without these wonderful people this pattern would not be possible. They were such a pleasure to work with and have me really looking forward to opening my testing for so many more pattern Ideas I have planned for the future.
So how are you feeling at this point? Ready to take on the project? Click the links below to get started!.
Now this last one I know I previously mentioned, but I’ve been having a lot of discussion about color over the last year or so. I decided to pull together a pinterest board to get you started on some color inspiration titled “Color Inspo” that you can re-pin below. As I mentioned I will have a color related blog series coming out soon so if you don't already, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter. I keep you in the know for all of the major things going on here at A-Cute Design and usually send you promos and releases early.
This year has started off as one of the most difficult for me personally with many losses and set backs. I am just happy to be here and feel creative while sharing my creations with you all. I thank you all for your support and am looking forward to sharing more with you as the time passes and I become more regular with my blogging schedule. Thank you for being here. Take care,
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