At Laurel Hill, we love meeting new people who share our passions. We are especially fortunate to have a new friend, Tammy of Posh Patterns, an extremely talented yarn crafter who recently tried our Ebony Crochet Hook for the first time. She shared her thoughts with us (below) and generously provided us with a FREE pattern to try this elegant cowl ourselves. If you mention or share this pattern, please credit Posh Patterns! Thank you, Tammy, and welcome to the Laurel Hill community!
Elegant V-Stitch Cowl
I’ve recently had the opportunity to work with a Laurel Hill Ebony Crochet Hook. And I have to say…this hook was extraordinary!! I will admit that I am a little fussy about my crochet hooks, too. Since I spend a lot of my “work time” stitching, my hook just has to feel nice to hold, and be comfortable to work with. This hook was just that! The wood was incredibly smooth and luxurious feeling, and the shape of the part that rests in your hand was very comfortable. On top of that, the tip of the hook has a shape that is perfect for grabbing the yarn – not too deep, not to shallow. All around, an absolutely beautiful crochet hook!
So what did I make with my fabulous new Laurel Hill Ebony Crochet Hook? I used one skein of a pretty alpaca yarn and made an elegant cowl that is going to be fantastic for spring. It uses a V-Stitch pattern, which gives it an open feel, and it’s just the right size for that little bit of extra warmth that you might need on a spring day, or evening.
Tammy, Posh Patterns
Elegant V-Stitch Cowl
Chunky Weight Yarn (yarn pictured is Plymouth Yarns Baby Alpaca Grande; color 0145)
Size M Laurel Hill Ebony Crochet Hook
Dc: double crochet
30” around, 7” tall
Chain 50. Being careful not to twist the stitches, join to the first chain to form a circle.
Round 1: Ch 1. 2dc in same ch, skip 1 ch, *2dc in next ch, skip 1 chain; repeat from * around. Join to first dc.
Round 2: Slip stitch in the space between the first 2 dc sts. Ch 1. 2dc in same space, *2dc in the space between the next 2dc group; repeat from * around. Join.
Round 3-9: Repeat round 2.
NOTE: This is where you can adjust the height of your cowl. If you’d like it to be taller, work more rounds. The cowl shown has 9 rounds, and used exactly 1 skein of Baby Alpaca Grande.
If you create this beautiful cowl, please share your photos with us on this blog or on our Laurel Hill Facebook page!