Free Pattern: Colour Pop Cowl

Photo Credit: Kirsten Mavric for Tailor Made Publishing

The Colour Pop Cowl appeared in Issue 125 of Inside Crochet magazine and you can now download the pattern for free via  Eden Cottage Yarns. Victoria and her team have also put together colour kits for this design. It may be too early to mention the “C” word – but this would make an ideal gift for crocheting friends and family. The motif cowl is constructed using the “join as you go” technique and is simple enough for a confident beginer to follow. I had great fun designing and making this and I’m thrilled that the pattern is now available from Eden Cottage yarns, who initially provided yarn support. Collaborating with yarn companies, developing a design or collection is one of the joys of my job. Admin, dealing with pattern sales, enquiries and promotion are less fun. But they are essential to the success of my brand. Many of my patterns for Inside Crochet are available by purchasing back copies or digital downloads of the magazine, others are avilable from Love Crafts and designs commissioned by yarn companies are available directly from their website.

If you’re looking for other accessory designs, you might like the Cavendish hat and mittens set – which made the cover of issue 84 of Inside Crochet Magazine.

 

On the Cover!

15085650_1266999010026114_3931670987280840634_nYep, that’s me – right there on the cover of this month’s Inside Crochet magazine – well not literally “me, but my design. I have worked with the Inside Crochet team for several years now and this is the first time one of my designs has been chosen as the main cover image. It was so exciting to see it for the first time.

The Cavendish beanie and wrist warmers are really quick and easy to make using Aran yarn. I used West Yorkshire Spinners Blue Faced Leicester Aran, which is gorgeous to work with. The set is sized from baby to adult, the model is photographed in medium (60 sts) which is a little big for me, but I have a small head. I’m sure that now the samples are back I’ll have no trouble finding a willing recipient for it!

Also in this issue, I have a super skinny scarf pattern which uses just one 400m skein of  luxury 4 ply (or you could use sock yarn). I’ll be back with photos of that soon and more about the lovely yarn I used.

Meanwhile, go check out issue 84 of Inside crochet, which is out now and full of gorgeous designs and quick makes for Christmas.

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