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The Fair Isle Crochet Technique is one of my favorite techniques! The Camden crochet cowl uses this technique to create beautiful colorwork throughout! It also has a matching hat!
It is a simple circular cowl that is great for fall and winter when the weather is cool!
What is Fair Isle Crochet?
Fair Isle Crochet is a color changing technique to create colorwork or even pictures within your crochet project. Instead of working over the non-working yarn, like in Tapestry Crochet, you’ll float your non-working yarn behind the stitches.
A crochet chart is usually used and helpful for Fair Isle Crochet but it is also really easy to follow in a written pattern as well.
In this pattern you’ll find written instructions, a chart, and a simple photo tutorial.
Fair Isle Crochet is really quite easy. If you know the single crochet stitch you can learn this technique.
The Camden Cowl is created using two colors of worsted (#4) weight yarn. I used Mighty Stitch and Chroma Worsted, both from WeCrochet. I used 2 skeins of the Mighty Stitch and only about half a skein of the Chroma Worsted for my cowl.
Mighty Stitch is a super soft yarn with a lovely drape! I found that using this yarn for the project was perfect because it had such nice drape and didn’t cause the cowl to be too stiff. Mighty Stitch is 80% acrlyic and 20% superwash wool and can be machine washed and dried.
Chroma Worsted is a lovely color changing yarn that works great for this project! It comes in a large variety of colors and looks so good when crocheted! This yarn is 70% superwash wool and 30% nylon and can also be machine washed and dried!
This crochet cowl pattern is rated Easy in pattern difficulty. The stitches are your basic beginner stitches. Once you get a hang of changing colors and floating the yarn behind the stitches you’ll be on a roll!
The cowl is worked from the bottom up, starting with the trim. It is also worked in the round, joining to the first stitch at the end of each round.
Like I said above, in the pattern you’ll find written instructions, a chart, and photo tutorials showing how to change colors and how to float your yarn behind the stitches.
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Michelle has been crocheting since 2011 and has been designing crochet patterns since 2014! She specializes in modern garments and accessories for your handmade wardrobe. Michelle has been featured in Happily Hooked Magazine, thehooknooklife.com, wecrochet.com, ourmakerlife.com, and several other websites. She is committed to providing the highest quality crochet information and patterns that instill a true feeling of pride, enjoyment, and accomplishment when completing a project.