Thursday, September 18, 2014

The En Fleur Cowl for Crochet! Magazine

I am so happy that I was given another opportunity to work with the wonderful Ellen Gormley, editor of Crochet! magazine. After we finished writing Crocheting Clothes Kids Love together, she became the editor for the magazine and asked me if I would submit something to the magazine. She is doing wonderful things with the magazine, and I am thrilled that my cowl gets to be among its pages. 

I had been working with this floral motif for a while, and it was going to be much smaller, and an embellishment to a purse! I kept playing with the purse design, but nothing was working. I realized the only thing I loved about it was the flowers! I loved them so much, I decided they should be the star of the project! I crocheted them in chunky yarn, then I experimented with how I would put them together, and what they should become. I found that 3 joined together was the perfect size for a cowl, and the way they looked joined together was very interesting from all angles. A quick and satisfying project to crochet. It would also make a wonderful gift!

It is crocheted in a brand new yarn for Berroco: Ultra Alpaca Chunky. I have always loved their Ultra Alpaca yarns, and I was really excited when I found out they were producing a chunky version! It comes in lovely colors and works up beautifully. If you need a chunky yarn for a project, definitely give it try!

The En Fleur Cowl is in the Winter issue of Crochet! magazine. The digital edition is now available, and the print edition will be on sale beginning October 14th.

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