This year has been filled with twists and turns. Happy thrilling moments and a few days best left in the "forget about it" column.
In and among all of the action, the rectangle has been my friend. I often joke that I can make anything out of rectangles! And thus began my exploration of the cowloncho. I've made them with knit as the body and crochet edging. I've made them with a crochet body and a knit edge. And now, a pure crochet version is off the needles and ready for its release.
Tree Topper is a cowloncho – part cowl, part poncho. Extended crochet stitches created a flexible fabric with just the right amount of stretch. Contrast edging is finished with an armhole that converts the cowl into an asymmetrical poncho. Worked side-to-side the pattern is easily adaptable for both chest and height measurements.
This is Tree Topper worn in a poncho style. The armhole in the contrast edge holds the thing in place.
And here is the same Tree Topper worn as a cowl. The contrast edge that includes the armhole becomes a fun statement on the fabric swath.
Go ahead and give it a try. The pattern is available for FREE at this link: