Hello all! Rumba came about because the yarn called out to me. Now I am not a yarn snob…. but I do normally steer clear of RHSS as it is pretty rough to my hands so I can’t imagine really making anything to wear with it. But this colorway was just screaming my name (Mexicanna) and when I touched it didn’t feel as rough as I thought it would be. I wasn’t really sure what I would make with it but I knew that it would be for my daughter and it had to be LOUD!
When my Dear Husband saw the yarn he was surprised that I brought it home! lol Normally I am pretty conservative with my colors and rarely do variegated yarns (I like to work with textured stitches and I feel solid yarns better show off the stitches) Well back to the story… My hubby almost spit his drink out when I told him I would make something for our baby girl to wear! He just couldn’t imagine how such loud colors could possibly look good in a garment of any kind.
Well Rumba was born a few hours later. Still hubby couldn’t imagine it being worn in public! Well we went to dinner and I dressed her in the outfit that she is wearing in the photo. And guess what?! My husband LOVES it! Well on to the reason you are here THE PATTERN! 🙂
The Boring stuff:
©Cristina Barnes “Affordable Wonders” 2011
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Double Crochet 2 Together
WW yarn (I used Red Heart SS in Mexicana), Crochet hook US Size N,
Guage is not really crucial! But for those that must have it 4″x4″ 5 rows and 8 stitches
Note: Ch 2 does not count as a stitch.
Ch 60 Join to 1st stitch to form circle. Careful not to twist.
1) Ch2 DC in same as Ch2 and each stich around. SL ST to join
2) Repeat 1 for 2 rounds
3) Ch2 DC2TOG, DC in next 30, DC2TOG, DC to end, Sl St to join
4) Ch 2, DC2TOG, DC in next 14, DC2TOG, DC in next 14, DC2TOG, DC in next 14, DC2TOG, DC to end, SL ST to join
5) Ch2,* DC2TOG* Repeat from *3 times, DC in next 39, DC2TOG to end, SL ST to join
6) CH2, DC in each stitch around
7) Repeat round 6 for 2 more rounds but do not SL ST on the last round to join instead make an invisible seam Click Here for a video tutorial if you don’t know how to do this.
Please make sure to use common sense when letting children wear anything around their neck to include this cowl as it can potentially be a choking hazard.