A Most Excellent Last-Minute, One-Size-Fits-All Crochet Pattern

Still have a couple of gifts left on your list? We're here to help!

The Riff Cowl by Jill Wright (from the 2014 issue of Crochetscene) is an excellent way to turn stash yarn into a gift, lickety-split.

As shown in the magazine, the cowl is an extravagant 84 inches in circumference. This is, indeed, fabulous. But, because the lace pattern is worked across the width of the cowl, you can make it any length you like! This means that if your stash does not support the exuberant length, you can just make it shorter!

The lace pattern is a four-row repeat in a soothing three-count repeat (three stitches, three chains, skip three stitches — all very lovely and meditative.)

I found most of a ball of Malabrigo Rios lounging in my worsted weight stash, so I just crocheted the lace repeat until the yarn was gone. This resulted in about 52 inches of lacy goodness, plenty to wrap around the neck twice for some sassy winter color.

So, tarry no longer! If you have gifts to crochet, head on over to the store and download the Riff Cowl pattern right now!

If you're a newbie and would like an assist with the pattern OR if you'd like to give the gift of a crochet lesson, you can purchase the magazine, a video and yarn as a kit

Happy gift-crocheting!

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