I started to publish my designs over 5 years ago (Phew! where did the time go?), and now I have a portfolio of over 150 designs and 10 ebooks. But 5 years is a long time in the design world and my pattern layout has changed. Also I didn’t start making crochet charts until September 2012 (when I purchased the software). So one of my plans for 2016 is to review my oldest patterns and re-vamp if necessary.
I’ve already done my first review and re-vamp (and it’s not yet the end of January!). I chose a favourite old pattern that I think doesn’t date and is very adaptable. The Squeeee-easy Crochet Cowl:
The pattern is re-styled and now includes charts. I also re-made the cowl in some different yarn. The original was made in lovely soft Mirasol Miski yarn (above), 100% Llama, which is still available but is pricey – the snug version of the cowl would take 2 skeins at a total cost of £13 to £14.
I chose a slightly thicker yarn for the re-make – Lang Sempione, a blend of Wool, Acrylic and Mohair – and I made a slightly larger size, using under 3 balls, and it is more affordable, but just as squishy, at less than £9 total.
The pattern includes details of how I varied it for size and yarn, as well as suggestions for how to adapt it further in size or for different yarns.
You a find the pattern on Ravelry here. And as a special offer until midnight tonight, you can purchase it for half price, that’s only £1, if you use coupon code RENEW.
My next re-vamp is a more recent pattern, but I’ll save telling you about that another day, until then
Happy crocheting xx