I crocheted something from a knitting book! Again! This time I made the Finger Crochet cowl pattern from Learn to Arm Knit. You know what they say: come for the arm knitting; stay for the finger crochet.
No one says that. At least, I hope no one actually says that.
But, I would be remiss if I didn't tell you that Learn to Arm Knit has a finger crochet tutorial and tips for making a cowl that looks like several loops of braided rope.
I mean that in the nicest way possible. I used some Lion Brand Homespun with some Patons Classic Wool Roving left over from when I arm knitted a cowl.
I love how the blue and red look together, but I think using two similar colors would have looked better overall. Oh well. You live and learn and console yourself in the knowledge that you make another crocheted chain in thirty minutes or less. By the way, the cowl is made by crocheting a long chain, and then wrapping it around yourself however you see fit.
|But first, you should play with it just because you can.|
Then you make sure your ends meet up and secure them with the extra long tail you leave yourself when you tie off your crocheting.
Stopping every so often to wrap yourself up like a Christmas tree can feel a bit silly, but I like this approach because store-bought infinity scarfs can be a bit long for me. If you're under 5'4" or over 5'9" (or so my taller friends tells me), accessorizing with scarves and cowls can turn into a perilous undertaking in which you struggle with looking either completely buried in your clothing or like a kid who hasn't figured out how to tie a tie yet and you're wearing a small cowl when you wanted something drapey. I think that's a big reason why I like making my own accessories so much. Need a really long scarf? Just keep going! Want those mittens to be a different color? Dig out the yarn!
Interested in trying out finger crochet? Then get those fingers going!
That last part didn't make a lot of sense, but whatever. Just try it. It's kind of silly, but fun and quick and incredibly pretty!