Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sofia Cowl - Crochet Pattern Review - Red Heart

I have been working on a child size hat that has taken quite more calculation and reworking than I anticipated, and a hooded scarf that had to be taken completely apart because I made the rooky mistake of twisting my beginning chain. I was in need of a quick, easy and beautiful project to work up and share, and thought this Sofia Cowl would be great! I love the simple pattern, and beautiful colorway of the Boutique Treasure yarn. I will definitely be working up many more of these!

     - Lightweight worsted weight yarn - I used about 2/3's of one skein of Red Heart's Boutique Treasure (as suggested in pattern) in the Abstract colorway
     - L11/8mm Crochet Hook
     - #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
     - Sofia Cowl, Free Crochet Pattern from Red Heart Yarns

Material Notes:
     Any yarn will work for this project - sizes will vary. My suggested Yarn Alternatives: Caron's Simply Soft, Deborah Norville's Everyday Soft, Lion Brand's Wool Ease, Bernat's Sheep(ish)

Time Spent:
     I was able to work up this cowl in about an hour and a half.

     4" Wide by 59" in Length

Pattern Notes:
     This cowl is more like an infinity scarf - measuring 59" in length. Next time I work this up, I would add some width to it - another 1-2". It will take some experimenting to get the pattern right, but I think it would lay and wear better.
I would like to also make one more cowl sized, which is easily doable.

I choose not to begin my cowl with a foundation double crochet, as suggested in the pattern. I love using the foundation double crochet for a couple reasons - 1) it's great to use when you are designing a project that you aren't sure how many stitches it's going to take to make it to the width you want; 2) when you need added flexibility to a project worked in the round, such as a neck warmer, a shirt, a skirt or pants, a hat worked bottom up, fingerless gloves, etc. The reason why I did not use it with this cowl was because the cowl was so long that it did not need added flexibility - With the given length it could easily be doubled around the neck. I just started with a beginning chain, and worked the second round as double crochets around.

The pattern was so easy to follow, and work up. After the first repeat, I didn't even need to look at the pattern for the second repeat.
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View Color Options Here: Boutique Treasure (contains 30% wool, with BEAUTIFUL variegated colorways), Everyday Soft (100% acrylic).

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  1. Very nice colours und pattern! Looks so nice, your "mini"-Cowl!

  2. Beautiful yarn for a scarf! Looks very nice on you!
    Have a great day,

  3. Oh, how pretty! I love the color combination (it looks especially nice with your complexion). Thanks for sharing!