Free Pattern: Crochet Cloud Cowl
Often its the yarn that dictates the project. I saw this yarn the other day by the winding table at The Weaving Works, Crystal Palace Mochi Plus yarn in #612 (there are several colors available here as well) and I picked up some on impulse. No idea what I would use it for, but I loved the feel and colors in this self-striping yarn. Later, I decided to do an easy crochet cowl pattern, just to see how the striping would work with it. Turned out kind of cute! And easy to do, one afternoon is all it took.
Easy Crochet Cloud Cowl
I started with a foundation chain of about 25 inches, joined into a circle. (My daughter is modeling it here, its looser on her than it is on me.)
Then simply crocheted rows of single crochet stitches (SC) until it measured about 8 1/2″ wide. Decide the right width for you.
I added a dark charcoal single crochet border at the top and the bottom, but you could certainly leave that off.
The changes in the colors create lovely stripes of blues and pale greens. I bought 3 skeins, but only used a skein and a half for this project.