Saturday, 2 January 2016

Crochet A Cool Rainbow Fur Cowl And Give To Charity

My daughter has a bit of a thing for rainbows so how could I resist picking up this ball of multi coloured neon fabulousness when I saw it?

rainbow yarn ideas, ombre yarn, space-dyed knitting wool

There are some lovely patterns out for all manner of spaced-dyed cardigans, jumpers, dresses and accessories, but I was looking for something a little different... and I wanted a quick project, and one that's nice and easy but still a little bit of a challenge for you folks who are new to crochet but want to push it juuuust that little bit further. 

I thought this might be fun.

Rainbow Fur!
What to do with it though?

Texture is HUGE at the moment and this fur effect can be knit or crocheted quite easily.

This great yarn fur could potentially be made up into all sorts of wonderful shapes and styles and perhaps that's another future project - but for now I' m sticking with something simple... and quick.... a project that uses only one 100g ball. 

A gorgeous little crocheted rainbow fur cowl....  

My simple cowl, I posted a while ago now is one of my most popular patterns.

...and all the little girls are wearing cowls these days. they're just so easy, and warm, and stylish.

I made if for my now 6 yr old and it was designed with youngsters in mind, but who's to say it can't be for a grown up. We can wear bright colours too yeah?

In fact, it can be made up in any DK yarn in any colour and doesn't have to be space dyed either. Looks just a good plain. 
Get an eyeful of this gorgeous teal wool.

Great for when we're all fed up of the darks, and neutral tones we've seen through the winter months,  and for the onset of Spring with a fleece or hoodie and Autumn when we're not quite ready to put on a heavier jacket.

Just think of those lovely colour combos you can get your teeth into.

Hollow Ponds, Leytonstone, London

I thought it would be good to start the New Year with something positive. 
 2015 was a tough one -  for people all over the world, and I'm perpetually in awe of those that give up their time and put their own lives at risk to help people in need. I thought I'd try do a little bit from this end and donate this pattern to p/hop (pennies per hour of pleasure)  - a charity knitting project that raises funds for the incredible emergency medical aid organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

You can read about the work they do HERE

... and HERE is where you can get the crochet pattern.