Sunday, 28 December 2014

INFINITELY SIMPLE MOBIUS COWL

free crochet cowl patternfree crochet cowl pattern

INFINITELY SIMPLE MOBIUS COWL


Now if you’ve been following my blogs you’ll know that as soon as I landed in Aveiro, Portugal, I chanced on some lovely bulky yarns – and immediately made my first mobius cowl for my daughter.  

free crochet cowl pattern

If you missed that blog, then it’s my Double Crossed Mobius Cowl at http://shyamanivas.blogspot.pt/2014/12/double-crossed-mobius-cowl.html
Her friend loved this and with time and hooks in hand, yarn easily available, this was just the easiest Christmas present for me .. so out came my hooks and I started on a second mobius cowl – one I’ve I’ve been longing to try  – Moogly’s Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/artfully-simple-infinity-scarf J
I’ve tweaked the patterns a bit.. but they’re both inspired by this lovely scarf.

Materials used : Today I’ve used Red heart + Bravo Big  bulky weight yarn, with a 6.5 mm crochet hook

Size made : Width : 7.25” x Length : 26”

Now the beauty of this pattern – it really IS artfully simple.  Can you believe that both these creations are made with the same pattern.. and they look so different?  For the original pattern, please visit Moogly’s Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf at  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/artfully-simple-infinity-scarf 


free crochet cowl pattern


For this pattern, I used fsc to start in a multiple of tens.
See how this lovely pattern opens hammock-like.. I love it ! J

OK.. so for the first cowl, I did an sc every 10th st (and I worked only one sc as against 2 dc given per pattern).  I changed yarns every alternate row ( I have used two shades of grey).  
When I was happy with the width of the cowl, I just wound the yarns around the starting row to form this cord neat finish. 


free crochet cowl pattern

free crochet cowl pattern

For my second creation, I started with a row of fsc (as per instructions) but gave the yarn a twist and attached it as one would for  a mobius cowl.  This cowl is worked along the length.  I started with a fsc chain that was the length /circumference of the cowl I wanted and I joined the ends of the fsc chain.  The complication or tweak here is to give it just one twist before joining the chain.  I then worked the pattern in rounds.  
Check out this video on how to keep your chain flat without twisting when working with a longer chain length https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwoGTvFbxbg

For this pattern, I used fsc to start in a multiple of fives.  I then worked the pattern as given by the designer, just working it in multiples of 5 though. :)



free crochet cowl pattern

As this is a mobius cowl, one half of the cowl looks different from the other side.. making it look a lot more difficult and complicated and convoluted a pattern than it actually is.   

Both patterns really can be done, as promised by the designer, in a day.. and one skein.. so go ahead.. make this one now.

So here you have several ways to make the lovely cowl or scarf.. so go ahead and enjoy

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Here are some of my other cowled creations.  Have fun with these free patterns too

https://shyamanivas.blogspot.in/2017/03/easy-crochet-rippled-infinity-cowl.html
https://shyamanivas.blogspot.in/2017/02/aztec-chevron-infinity-cowl.html
https://shyamanivas.blogspot.in/2017/02/easy-crochet-infinity-cowl.html
http://shyamanivas.blogspot.in/2016/02/bolero-n-cowl.html