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I know, I know, I promised to keep this blog up to date but I’ve let myself down again! But here I am back again with lots of new makes 🙂

So the winter months are upon us (here in lovely England) and I have to admit it is my favourite time of year because I can crochet lots of lovely warm goodies.

Today I’m going to start with the super snuggly Bear Hood.

I’ve had my eye on this pattern for a while now and finally took the plunge and purchased it from a brilliant pattern writer The Velvet Acorn. It uses super chunky yarn by Lion Brand.

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If you are a crochet addict then this pattern is really easy to follow and comes with patterns for a variety I sizes (now all I need to do is make myself one) he he

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I hope you love these as much as I do and don’t forget all my products are available to purchase at etsy

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I have recently had a customer request for a toddler cowl, I have made scarfs for children in the past but never a cowl and never for such a young person (approx 18 months). I wasn’t too sure that I was 100% happy about making something to wrap around a child’s neck without any sort of fastening or opening for safety reasons but eventually came up with this idea… a scarf which transforms in to a cowl with the fastening of buttons!

I set to work using my usual crochet scarf pattern (a row of sc follow by a row of v-stitch) using a 6mm hook and chunky acrylic yarn in the same dusky pink as the customer’s previous orders, an owl hat and mittens.

I found that the v-stitch made ideal, loose, button holes so I didn’t even have to figure out how and where to put button holes (always a bonus) and stitched three very cute teddy bear printed buttons to one end of the scarf. The scarf therefore turns in to a cowl so easily and there is no ‘hassle’ getting the scarf on and off.

This scarf/cowl has ended up being a one off piece as the buttons I bought were from a craft fair and I can’t find them anywhere else, so there will be no exact replicas, which is always good.

So here’s the end result:

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I love it so much I have decided to make one for my little girl 🙂