As a starting point I followed The Purl Bee's 'Crocheted Rib Cowl' pattern - just simple double crochet worked into the back loop of each stitch to get a ribbed effect. The chunky yarn they've used is gorgeous, but I wanted to use a different weight as I used a chunky yarn for the last cowl I made. Here's what I used:
6 x Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Charcoal (028)
1 x Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Lime (502)
5.00 mm hook
Using the aran weight yarn meant that I needed a longer foundation chain, I wasn't sure how to calculate it so I just kept making a chain and wrapping it round my neck until I got the length I needed. The finished cowl measures 20 cm wide and 164 cm in circumference - in hindsight it could have been a tad shorter, but I love it all the same.
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As ever, I've strayed from my WIPs because I've seen other things (no self-control whatsoever). This little heart is made from a pattern I found via a pin from Dragana at Dada's Place; she used the pattern from Jose here.
And this week I've also got spots ...
Hope all is well out there ...