I bought some gorgeous local wool yarn at a trunk show.
One skein and I fell head over heels in love with the texture.
It's spun from Gulf Coast Native fleece and has a bit of silk blended in.
I knew immediately these skeins would become gifts for this past Christmas.
It's from Georgia Rustic Wool
I decided on cowls.
Now this is a RECIPE ---- NOT A PATTERN
I started by measuring a favorite cowl I already wear a LOT.
I then created the ribbing. CHAIN 8 - turn - skip first chain and then 7 SC - ch 1 - turn
7 sc in the back loop only.
Repeat until you reach the desired length -- it was 122 rows of ribbing for me.
Make a loop and sew the ribbing into that circle.
I then simply HDC in the end of each rib.
I continued this until I had "enough yarn for a crab stitch last row.
DONE and DONE.
This one is called Urban Camo simply because the grey/green feels like camo -- but the grey is like concrete.
This is plain old HDC and I love the slight star effect this made while having a nice flat texture.
A close up of the border
My Sweet Abby modeled this one for me.
This one I called the BLUEBERRY COBBLER one.
It's a recipe --- after I completed the ribbing I used B.Hooked Crochet's Cowl pattern and made this one Bobble stitch
I call this one the BLUE SPRUCE - Made using the same bobble stitch.
I ended these using the camel stitch band.
My oldest daughter is modeling both of these -
There are more variations on these - but my friend asked for the recipe -----
It's crochet - It's how I relax - These will hopefully be used and loved.