Thursday, 2 March 2017

Cupid's Dilemma Cowl pattern + giveaway

Namaste friends. February just flew by and we are already into the third month of 2017!

Are you aware that March is International Crochet Month? I am really excited as it means lots of informative posts, tutorials and free patterns across blogland. I have planned a few crochet posts myself which should hopefully see the light of day! While my mind is buzzing with tons of ideas on some days fatigue is the winner. (More about that later)

In February I released a new cowl pattern, but that is not the reason for the name Cupid's Dilemma :)


crochet cowl pattern cupids dilemma

The cowl has a rich, elegant texture and will work wonderfully as a unisex pattern. 

Materials used:
Yarn:  DK weight
Hook: US G/6 (4 mm), UK 8
           and US E/4 (3.5 mm), UK 9 (optional)

As gauge is not very important for a cowl, substitution with your preferred yarn is easy as the pattern has instructions to modify the dimensions of the cowl.

Here's a look at the lovely texture and border,


crochet cowl pattern cupids dilemma

The pattern is chainless as the first row is made up of FHdc (foundation half double crochet).
And seamless too, as it is worked in the round. So only two ends to weave in...Yay!


crochet cowl pattern cupids dilemma

The pattern is easy and ideal for gifts for either sex. Six pages of photo tutorials are included so crocheting the cowl should be a breeze :)

crochet cowl pattern cupids dilemma

Light coloured yarns will bring out the texture, but feel free to use your favourite yarns in the colour of your choice.


crochet cowl pattern cupids dilemma

The pattern is available in my ETSY and CRAFTSY shops.

And now for the Giveaway.
I am giving away one Free copy of the pattern. And you don't even have to like, tweet and heart all over the internet to enter. :) Just let me know why you think the name "Cupid's Dilemma" is suitable for this cowl.

You can write your answer in the comments below OR better still write to me at crochetkari@gmail.com, that way no one will repeat your answer. 

The giveaway is open till 15th March 2017. The person with the most witty and appropriate answer will be the winner and I will announce the name on the blog. The pattern will be sent by email to the winner. 
So, come on start racking your brains :))

The year 2017 started with a bittersweet diagnosis. My doctor advised me a few blood tests for a fever that just refused to subside. And the verdict is that I have hypothroidism! Actually I am quite relieved because it explains a lot of my symptoms which did not seem to have a cause or go away, like the terrible hairfall which even caused a bald spot right on the crown, the excess weight which refused to budge, dry skin which soaked up tons of body lotion, the carpal tunnel pain which sometimes made it difficult to crochet (grrrr), and most of all - the fatigue and body pain which was unbearable sometimes. I believed all this was just part of growing old and to think that it was all treatable! The medication is for lifetime but I am feeling so much better now.
So friends I urge you to please go for regular check ups.  Take good care of yourself, after all you have only one body to live in ;)

12 comments:

  1. Lovely cowl, Sangeetha! Is it Cupid''s Dilemma because the arrows go in different directions? You've done some stunning work, as always!

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    1. Thank you Susan, for the encouragement. Means a lot coming from a pro designer like you. :)

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  2. Your cowl is lovely and neat! Good that you could find the cause of your health problems and that the medication is helping too.

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    1. Thank you Preeti. Often we ignore our symptoms or get treated for the wrong conditions so I thought I should share this.

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  3. Gorgeous pattern !!!!!
    Have a nice weekend !!!
    Anna
    Glad you feel better now !

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  4. Cupid is always in a dilemma as his arrows are going around and around!Could be a blessing in disguise? Lovely design and pattern.Thank You!

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  5. Because all the arrows are in different directions and as Cupid the cherub is a baby and gets easily confused

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  6. Hi Sangeetha. Glad to know that you are feeling better now. At times, things come out of the blue. But we have to take it positively and do all that is necessary to keep us going. Good it is diagonised!

    Well. Venus and Mars his parents are chasing him and he is running helter skleter... in dilemma which direction to run now:))

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  7. Hi Sangeetha, the cowl is beautiful! I too have been hypothyroid for at least 8 years now. For me these symptoms stay even after bringing back my thyroid levels under control.

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  8. Because crochet is always my Cupids dilemma
    I love crocheting but life always interrupts with LIFE and LOVED ONES
    ❤️ love Feyaza

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  9. Prześliczne wzór.Serdecznie pozdrawiam.

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  10. Love ❤️ ur pattern
    Very neat work
    Best wishes

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