My newest pattern, the Fooling Around Cowl is now available for purchase through Ravelry.
This design was Mosaic Yarn Studio’s exclusive crochet pattern for the 2013 Chicagoland Yarn Crawl. It’s made with 3 skeins of Berroco Maya yarn and has a lovely soft drape. The yarn was great to crochet with. It has a soft stitch definition and works easily around the hook. Plus, it comes in a beautiful range of soft hues that are perfectly coordinated so it’s a piece of cake to choose several that go together.
The pattern is suitable for an intermediate crocheter or ambitious beginner. I recommend starting the cowl using the foundation half double crochet, but have included instructions for substituting a chain foundation at the start. Also of note is the use of front loop only and back loop only half double crochet which gives the beginning section a unique texture.
Maya is a worsted weight yarn made of cotton and alpaca and is very light weight. If you decide to substitute yarns pick something that is fairly light and is supple. You can experiment with color combinations. I suggest you use the rule of one light tone color, one medium tone color and one medium to dark tone color. Other than that you can let your imagination run wild
I’d love to see photos of your finished project and am interested to see what yarns it can be made in. Please post photos of your finished work on Ravelry and link to the pattern page.
Marsh Milkweed and Black-eyed Susans in Chicago.