3.12.14

My New Fifties Cowl

The woven (or moss) crochet stitch is a one I'm completely smitten with - I guess from the first time I saw it. I love how sturdy and squishy a piece of crochet turns out when you use this stitch and I adore the woven look of it.

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I prefer this stitch in two colours because this way you get both horizontal and vertical rows. For one of the hangers I designed for Mollie Makes (issue 41) I used the woven stitch: the pink Style Me Fifties hanger.

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I've always wanted to make a bigger project with this stitch, and since I lack time for another blanket (although I would love to make a blanket in this style at some point) I decided on a cowl for now. Again I used pastels to obtain a similar fifties look. Which matches my vintage outfits. ;-)

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Since I rather not mess up my bun when putting a cowl over my head ;-) I planned to use buttons to close the cowl. (This way I could also wear it as a scarf.) I happened to have some lovely vintage style buttons in my stack that were just great for the job. (Originally I planned the buttons to be on the back of the cowl, but I like these so much I actually prefer to wear them on the front.)

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It's a fairly simple pattern, if you like me to write it down I will try to do so soon. For now some basics:
- Yarn: Scheepjes StoneWashed XL, colours MoonStone and Amazonite (two balls of each)
- Crochet hook: 6 mm
- I scored the buttons on a market a couple of years ago.

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As I shared here a while ago I have so many ideas for this blog and for new crochet designs. But time is still an issue unfortunately. Hence the sporadic posts on this spot... Hopefully next year will bring more time for both!

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26 comments:

  1. Your cowl is gorgeous. I would like you to share the pattern, please. Thank you Simona

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  2. What a lovely design...the colors are just perfect together, and I can tell from the photographs how nicely the texture of the crochet stitch turns out.

    I do know what you mean about time...particularly this month.

    xo

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  3. Oh yes please, share the pattern with us.

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  4. Lovely, yes please share! =)

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  5. It's a gorgeous scarf! Those buttons are perfect! I'd love to have the pattern when you get time to share it. So pretty.

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  6. Very beautiful colors and pattern!!

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  7. Sehr schönes Muster!
    Liebe Grüße, Manja

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  8. Wow, I love the cowl, Must look into that stitch. Beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing it.
    Have a nice evening

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  9. I like moss stitch too - so easy and quick to make. Your cowl is beautiful and classy!

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  10. Beautiful, the texture is absolutely lovely. And the colours are perfect. Really well done! CJ xx

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  11. Wow! Gorgeous! I love the color, texture and buttons::: so vintage!

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  12. Totally LOVE your cowl and the colours are so pretty together!
    Have a lovely day Haafner! :)

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  13. Beautiful!! Simple and classic .........please share ;)

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  14. Love this beautiful cowl and the buttons too !!!

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  15. I looooooooove it!!!!
    Congrats! a great work!
    Kisses from Catalonia!

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  16. write it down? write it down?! absolutely we want you to write it down!! its beautiful!!! i'd love to try making one. happy holidays!

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  17. Hello! I really love your design, from the choice of colours, to the buttons, to the overall shape, very elegant! I'd never guessed that it was StoneWashed yarn (One of my very favourites), because you picked such a pastel shade! <3
    Well done and thanks for your pretty photos! Please would you share the pattern with us?
    Have a nice weekend!
    Ingrid xx
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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  18. Oh, so beautiful and I love the stitch!! Would love the pattern! Have a lovely week! xo Heather

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  19. Wow, what a super design. I agree the stitch pattern is lovely and the colours you have chosen make it even better, I love the 50's vintage look!
    The buttons are a great idea - both in a practical and stylish way!
    Thanks for sharing, Samx
    PS I've started another poncho....

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  20. Oh it's so very pretty and lovely!!! I love that stitch, and would love the pattern! The buttons are soo sweet too! :) Have a lovely day! xo Holly

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  21. This cowl is simply gorgeous. I would love to make this for my friends to keep them warm this winter. Whenever you get a chance, please share this pattern--it's too beautiful to not be spread for everyone to admire.

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  22. Ongelofelijk mooi! Wat een prachtige kleuren. Lieve groet!

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  23. How gorgeous! Yes please, we'd all be so grateful for the pattern :)

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  24. Hi everybody,
    Many thanks for your kind comments on this post. I'm rather overwhelmed by it! I will draw up the pattern as soon as possible.
    Take care & stay crafty!
    xhaafner

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  25. I just can't tell you how smitten I am with this cowl. It's just sooooooo beautiful and I already know for whom I will make it. Thank you so much for writing down the tutorial!

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