5 Little Monsters: Frosty Forest Cowl

Frosty Forest Cowl

-Yarn for this project provided by Kraemer Yarns. This post may contain affiliate links.-


I recently had the opportunity to try out some yarn from Kraemer Yarns, their Perfection Worsted yarn. Worsted weight is by far my favorite yarn to use. I love the drape and detail you can get with thinner yarns and enjoy working with them occasionally but I always feel like it takes forever to finish a project. I love the quickness of projects made with bulky yarns, but feel like I am somewhat limited on the detail and types of projects I can make. So although I enjoy working with all weights and types of yarns, worsted weight is definitely my go to yarn weight.



As a result, when I was offered some Perfection Worsted to review I was excited. It is a 30% Merino 70% Acrylic Blend. It is soft and easy to work with and comes in over 70 beautiful colors. The colors really are so pretty, it was hard to choose which ones I wanted.


I ended up going with shades of teal-ish greens and white that together created a sort of ombre effect. The colors I chose were: Peacock, Dew Drop, Fairy Ring, and Snowflake.


The colors reminded me of a snowy forest. The deep greens that remind me of the trees, white like snow, and paler greens like trees covered in frost. I used them to make this cowl, starting with the darkest color and working my way from dark to light until I ended with the white.


How to crochet the Frosty Forest Cowl


You will need:

Instructions:

cluster stitch: yo, insert in stitch, pull up a loop, yo, insert in stitch, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all loops

Start with Peacock yarn (darkest color)

ch 90, join in a circle with a sl st in first ch

Round 1: ch 1, sc in each stitch, join with sl st to first sc to join (90 sc)

Round 2: ch 2, (cluster, ch 1, cluster) in first stitch, skip 2 stitches, [(cluster, ch 1, cluster) in next st, skip 2 stitches] repeat around, sl st to top of first cluster to join (30 v-stitch clusters)

Round 3: sl st into ch space, ch 2, (cluster, ch 1, cluster) in ch sp, skip next 2 stitches [(cluster, ch 1, cluster) in ch sp, skip next 2 stitches] repeat around, sl st to top of first cluster to join (30 v-stitch clusters)

Round 4:  sl st into ch space, ch 2, (cluster, ch 1, cluster) in ch sp, skip next 2 stitches [(cluster, ch 1, cluster) in ch sp, skip next 2 stitches] repeat around, sl st to top of first cluster to join (30 v-stitch clusters)
 
change to Dew Drop (2nd darkest color)

Round 5-7:  sl st into ch space, ch 2, (cluster, ch 1, cluster) in ch sp, skip next 2 stitches [(cluster, ch 1, cluster) in ch sp, skip next 2 stitches] repeat around, sl st to top of first cluster to join (30 v-stitch clusters)

change to Fairy Ring (lightest green)

Round 8-10:  sl st into ch space, ch 2, (cluster, ch 1, cluster) in ch sp, skip next 2 stitches [(cluster, ch 1, cluster) in ch sp, skip next 2 stitches] repeat around, sl st to top of first cluster to join (30 v-stitch clusters)

change to Snowflake (white/lightest color)

Round 11-13:  sl st into ch space, ch 2, (cluster, ch 1, cluster) in ch sp, skip next 2 stitches [(cluster, ch 1, cluster) in ch sp, skip next 2 stitches] repeat around, sl st to top of first cluster to join (30 v-stitch clusters)

Round 14: ch 1, sc in each stitch around (1 sc in the top of each cluster stitch and in each ch space), sl st to first sc to join (90 sc)

Finish off, weave in ends




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