Well, today I pulled down the 2015 calender and put up the new one. Welcome 2016!
Christmas is over. New Year is here. This can only mean one thing to a holiday obsessed person such as myself.
VALENTINE’S DAY is here! LOL, well, maybe not yet, but all the candy is in the stores already, so that must mean it’s true 😉 And YOU, most definitely, ROCK!
But, it’s finally COLD here. So what to do, what to do? Crochet something of course.
Have a look-see at my new “Be Mine” Candy Cabled Cowl.
Don’t those colors just scream Conversation Hearts?! I think I even heard it say “Kiss Me” (Which I did. But I do that to all my yarn. Don’t judge)
Delighted to have the cowl featured in the January 2016 Newsletter for Crystal Place Yarns, the manufacturer of the gorgeous yarn used in the cowl, Chunky Mochi!
The interesting thing is…it looks cabled, but it is NOT done using standard crochet cable techniques. It’s actually a spin in the Jacob’s Ladder stitch, but with a TWIST….literally!!!
It can be made with 150 yards of any chunky weight yarn, but the design really lends well to a self-striping yarn.
– 150 yards chunky weight size 5 yarn
(Shown: 3 Balls Crystal Palace Chunky Mochi in Babyface)
– size N (9.0mm) crochet hook
– large eye tapestry needle for weaving ends
– button, pin, or closure of your choosing
5.5” tall x 24” long
One size fits most teen to adult
**as opposed to working in the loop of the chain as standard, turn the chain over and see the BUMPS on the back of each chain, insert your hook under the BUMP for this piece, it creates a neater edge**
Row 1: Sc in 2nd hump from hook and each hump across. (44 sc)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in same st and nxt st, ch 6, *sc in nxt 2 sts, ch 6, repeat from *, across, after the final ch-6 that is hanging off the end, sl st back into the last sc made to close that loop.
Row 3: While working keep all ch-6 loops to the BACK or BEHIND the current row, ch 1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), dc in the 1st sc and each sc across. (44 dc)
Row 4-13: Repeat Rows 2-3, FIVE times more.
At this point you will have a rectangle with 22 vertical rows of 6 loops each, like this:
Now we will cable and secure the loops. Align the cowl so row 1 is on the bottom, row 13 is on the top and the loops are all facing you. Begin, at the bottom right corner loop (this is not the one shown in the photo, but start where I’ve stated), grab the loop and give it a ½ COUNTER clockwise turn, like so:
Next, pull the untwisted loop directly above it THROUGH the loop you just twisted, like this:
Now, twist that loop you just pulled through ½ turn counterclockwise, then pull the next loop above it through that twisted loop as before. Continue to pull each loop above through the twisted loop below it, then twist that loop, all the way to the top, shown here:
Finally, we will secure these top loops by working a row of single crochet across the top, catching that final loop as we work.
Row 14: ch 1, sc in the 1st st, now catch that final twisted loop and single crochet through that and into the next sc of row 13 as shown below (working yarn, through the twisted loop from front to back and into the nxt sc on the row), sc in the nxt sc on row 13 normally, twist the next vertical row of loops to the top and then sc in the next sc on row 13 catching that loop. Continue to alternate a sc on row 13, then a sc on row 13 securing the next loop until you reach the other end.
Row 15: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across, tie off.
Weave in all ends and attach whatever buttons or pins you’d like.
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