Though it started as part of a different project (that didn’t work out), I am totally happy with what it turned into – an awesome, versatile piece that’s even more fun to wear than it is to make. The first few I made (examples: here) were great stashbusters, and the two pattern models turned out great – I’m in love with the chunky version pictured here, it’s like being wrapped in a cushy yarny hug. The best part? You can totally crochet this while watching Netflix, because the pattern is deceptively simple. ‘Tis the season… to binge-watch.
Enough blathering, here’s the official rundown.
If you can chain, single crochet, and double crochet, you can make this fabulous convertible cowl! With a deceptively simple stitch pattern and a few quick construction elements, even beginners can work this stylish fairytale wardrobe staple. Wear it four different ways – stitch it in two different yarn weights – paint it in endless color combinations! Great for gift-giving, stashbusting, and just plain looking sweet.
Though it can be used by anybody, this pattern is written specifically for use by beginners and easy-level crocheters – I wanted to offer a high-quality, clear pattern that is also unique and interesting for beginners to make! The pattern includes a quick-reference list of abbreviations for ease of pattern reading and phototutorials with step-by-step instructions.
The Rhiannon Convertible Hooded Cowl is long enough to wear as a small wrap vest, while the leaf motif drawstring can convert it to a closed, deep-hooded capelet look. The open ended front has enough room to double up the cowl around your neck for extra warmth, and the back of the hood comes to a sweet but subtle point.
Here’s the full gallery!
I also want to say a big sappy Thank You to everyone who supported my Woodsman’s Wife Ruana Pattern. Not only does the support of independent artists and designers help them financially, but it also ensures that artists are encouraged to keep producing unique, quality work. Also, partial proceeds from my pattern sales always go back into the independent art market (as I’m always ogling every else’s patterns and pretties) because I truly believe in supporting fellow artisans – how could I not when the world is so full of talented, visionary people?
That said, I’m off! As ever, homework (and more patterns) awaits me.