Feeling Crafty

I’m working on a few projects these days.   Sadly, I did not meet my Christmas deadline as I’d hoped.  It’s a good thing my family is not occupied with receiving gifts ON the actually holiday or I would be in trouble!  This is the pattern I am working on:

Convertible Cowl

Overview
You will be crocheting in the round. You will join but not turn. Mark the beginning of each row with a row marker.

Materials
Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande (110 yds)
220 yds, 2 skeins in your choice of color

10mm (N) Hook
Stitch marker
Yarn needle

Gauge
If working with a different yarn than recommended, make sure that your beginning chain will fit over your head leaving plenty of extra enough room. Remember that you want your cowl to be loose enough to pull up as a hood and still give plenty of coverage around your neck.


Instructions

Ch 55 and join with a sl st into back of chain, being careful not to twist your chain.

Row 1: Ch 1, (working in back of chain) Sc in same Ch as joining. Mark stitch. Sc in each chain around and join to marked stitch.

Row 2: Ch 2, (counts as first Dc), skip st and Dc in each Sc around. Join with sl st to top of Ch 2. (55 Dc)

Row 3: Ch 1, (counts as first Hdc), skip st and Hdc in each around. Join with sl st to top of Ch 1. (55 Hdc)

Row 4: Ch 2, (counts as first Dc), skip st and Dc in each Hdc around. Join with sl st to top of Ch 2. (55 Dc)

Rows 5-6: Repeat Row 4
Row 7: Repeat Row 3
Row 8: Repeat Row 4

Row 9: Ch 1, Sc in each Dc around. Join with sl st to Ch 1.
Rows 10-17 Repeat Rows 2-9
Rows 18-23 Repeats Rows 2-7

Fasten off.

Here is a picture of what the cowl will look like when I'm finished.

And this is where I found it (gotta give props where they are due).

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