A crochet cowl

Hey everybody.

I hope you’ve got all your Christmas shopping done as it’s only 4 sleeps to the big HO HO HO!

I’ve got all of my presents bought, just the big food shop to do and I’m not looking forward to fighting the crowds to do that – it’s every shopper for themselves in Tesco.

After doing a bit of cross stitch I wanted a little break from that to get back into crochet. I was looking online for a bit of inspiration when I found a gorgeous blog called Inverleith. Kath at Inverleith as designed a beautiful cowl and kindly posted the cowl pattern on her blog. I have to admit it was the burnt orange yarn that caught my eye and when I read that it would take just an evening to make I thought that’s for me. So off I went to the wool shop and although they didn’t have the Rowan Big Wool in burnt orange I did find some King Cole Gypsy in shade 74 – inferno.

gypsy inferno


The yarn, when you look closely, has orange, pink and blue running through it as well as a black thread to help bind it.

So during the week I headed off, with 200g of Inferno and a 10mm crochet hook, to my friend Sarah’s house for our craft night (you’ll hear more about her later) and 2 and a half hours later I had made this.

cowl close up

I’ve still got a bit of wool left do I think I’ll try and make a head band to go with it.

Before I left craft night Sarah handed me a little package and asked me to open it as I could use the contents before Christmas.

gift bag

This little fabric bag was made by Sarah and the contents were 4 beautiful porcelain Christmas tree ornaments that she had made during a pottery course she’d been on.

4 ornaments

Underneath is a little card saying (in very fancy scrolly writing) – “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us” 1 John 4 v 16


textured heart


Each heart is different on the front,  the far left one was embossed using textured wallpaper!




signed heart




The back of each heart has an S for Sarah embossed in it.



Sarah is such a talented crafter is a fantastic crocheter. I was touched that she thought to give me some of her handiwork for Christmas. Have any of you been making Christmas gifts? I suppose it’s all hush hush until after Christmas when I’m sure all your blogs will explode  with fabulous photos of what you’ve been busy making.

All that’s left is for me to say Happy Christmas and I hope you have a good time with your family and friends.





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