©Home made hats by Cheryl 2.2017
Over the weekend I had a chance to do a little crochet for myself. A couple weeks ago I ordered some yarn from Michael's. Their brand is called Loops & Threads. I ordered the Impeccable and am really pleased with it. It is soft, easy to work with and comes in a variety of colors; both solids and ombres. You can find this 100% acrylic yarn here on their product page. It is on sale this week for $2.50 per skein!! You can't beat a deal like this!!
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I found them reasonably priced with prompt shipping. Here is the Cluster Shells Cowl I created in their Impeccable #4 weight yarn. The colorway I used is called "Stillness."
J/10/6mm hook, I used my Furls Blackwood hook!!
1 - 3.5 oz/192 yds/175 m/100 g skein Loops & Threads Impeccable #4 wt yarn
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Stitches & Abbreviations Used:
(CL) Cluster: (YO, insert hook in stitch or chain indicated, bring up loop, YO and pull through 2 loops on hook) 2 x; YO and pull through 3 remaining loops. CL made
(CL shell) Cluster shell: In stitch or chain specified, work (CL, ch 3, CL): CL shell made.
dc: double crochet
sc: single crochet
tc: turning chain
YO: yarn over
Gauge: Not important in this pattern. Cowl measures 8.5 inches wide by 33 inches long.
Designer notes: This pattern is written in American Crochet terms and rated beginner. Piece is worked in rows and then seamed. This stitch pattern uses multiples of 8 plus 3 for your turning chain.
Row 1: With J hook ch 123, dc in the 4th ch from hook and each ch across. Ch 5, (counts as 1st dc, ch 2 on following row) turn.
Row 2: Sk next dc, sc in next dc, *ch 5, sk 3, sc in next dc; repeat from * across to last 2 dc, ch 2, sk 1, dc in top of tc, ch 4, turn.
Row 3: CL in 1st dc, * ch 3, sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3 **, CL shell in next ch 5 sp; repeat from * across ending last repeat at **; (CL, ch 1, dc) in last ch 5 space, ch 1, turn.
Row 4: sc in 1st dc, * ch 3, (YO, insert hook in next ch 3 sp; draw up a lp; YO pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times; YO draw through remaining 3 lps on hook; joined dc made. Ch 3 **, sc in ch 3 space of next CL shell, repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, sc in 3rd ch of tc 4, ch 3, turn
Row 5: *3 dc in next ch 3 space, dc in top of next joined dc; 3 dc in next ch 3 space, dc in next sc, repeat from * across, ch 5, turn.
Row 6: * sc in 2nd dc of next 3 dc group, ch 5, repeat from * across, ending last repeat with ch 2 (instead of ch 5) dc in top of tc; ch 4, turn.
Repeat rows 3 through 6 for pattern, ending by working a row 5.
I did 4 repeats of the pattern set for this cowl. If you wish to make it wider (you will need another skein of yarn) continue with the pattern repeats until it is a desirable width for you.
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