Crochet Me Contest and Spring Cleaning

Apr 4, 2014

 
The free Beaux Jestes Socks by Tracy St. John are a perfect stash busting project. These socks use small amounts of several colors of fingering-weight yarn.
 

Flowers buds are beginning to poke their heads above ground and the warm weather is begging me to open the windows and air the house out. I love the newfound invigoration that leads me to jump into organizing closets and dust corners I seldom ever visit.

Spring cleaning! But this year I walked past the laundry room desperately in need of straightening and the overflowing bookshelves. I dove into my yarn stash instead. And yes, it was just a much fun as it sounds like!

 
  Crochet hats, like the Diamonds and Lace Hat by Linda Permann, are a great quick project that uses very little yarn.

While I'm on the subject, and in the middle of the project, I thought I would share a few of my favorite yarn stash cleaning/organizing tips as well as some of my favorite stash busting free patterns. Then stay tuned for a special contest at the end of the blog.

1. Keep sweater quantities of yarn together. Whether you keep them in separate bin, tie them together, or place them in their own bag before storing them in a larger bag or bin. Eliminate the frustration of finding that perfect sweater pattern that requires 6 skeins of yarn and only being able to find 5 skeins. I've been there only to find that sixth skein several months later.

 
The Marigold Headband by Sarah Read is a great project for your leftover thread.
 

2. Determine how you are going to categorize your yarn. Do you want to separate them by weight-worsted, DK, sport, lace? Or do you sort them fiber-wool, cotton, acrylic, silk? The method you decide on will depend on how you choose your yarn. When you look at a hat or cowl pattern worked in worsted-weight yarn, how important is fiber content to you or would you rather just have all your worsted-weight yarn in one location? I also know people who sort their yarn according to color because that is what is most important to them.

 
  The Organic Cotton Washcloth by Kim Werker makes a fabulous gift, and you can create several with a couple skeins of soft cotton yarn. These are great for adults too!

I think first about fiber content. Whether I crochet that hat out of acrylic, wool, or alpaca is my first thought. You don't have to choose only one method. While most of my yarn stash is sorted according to fiber type, I keep all of my sport-weight yarn and thread in their own separate bins.

You may not find the right method of storing your yarn right away, but keep fine tuning your storage method until you find what works best for you.

3. Keep a separate bag or bin for yarn that hasn't yet been sorted. We all pick up a new skein or two (or thirty) during the year. Some yarn is left over from projects we finish, and some yarn is picked up on sale or just because we fall in love with it but isn't immediately crocheted.

This helps keep your yarn organized and keeps it from landing all over the house when you don't have time to "put it away" in the correct bin. Then don't forget to revisit that "holding" bin periodically and put the yarn away in the proper place.

Best wishes,

 
 

Crochet Cowl Naming Contest

While I was organizing my yarn, I came across a few skeins of gorgeous charcoal merino blend yarn. You know how a certain yarn can sometimes just inspire you? I had instant visions of a warm, worsted-weight lace cowl (at left). The pattern came easily, and I finished it in less than a week. I am in love with the finished piece, and I have already received several compliments. But I have never been good with naming my designs. I would problem come up with something like "Crochet Lace Cowl."

So I am turning to you. Enter your name suggestions in the comments section below. We will choose a winner on Monday, and that winner will receive a free copy of Join As You Go Crochet DVD and Crochet Accessories. I will post the pattern for this lacy cowl next week.

Enter your Pattern Name suggestions below. Good luck!

We have a WINNER! Congratulations to Fransien and her title, Prairie Lace Cowl.


Contest Rules: To enter the contest, leave a comment below with your cowl name. The Contest begins 12:00 am Eastern Time ("ET") on April 4, 2014 and ends April 7, 2014, 10:59 a.m. ET. Due to the variety of rules regulating contests worldwide, we can only select winners from entrants that are U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico), 18 years old or older at the time of entry; and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec). The afternoon of April 7, 2014, our panel of judges will pick the winning name. Check back on April 7 to see if you’ve won, approximate prize value is $50. View the full rules here.


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Char55 wrote
on Apr 4, 2014 8:43 AM

I would call it "Bewitchingly Elegant Midnight Cowl"

Char55 wrote
on Apr 4, 2014 8:52 AM

As for yarn organizing, most of my yarn is worsted weight, so I sort my stash by Brand, and then by color. That way I know how much of each color I have...and use colors from the same brand for a project so I know that one won't be super stretchy and another not have any "give" in the stitches so that the project doesn't drape right or looks odd.

Jen@15 wrote
on Apr 4, 2014 11:21 AM

"Wisps of Smoke".  to me it looks smoky, soft, dreamy.

missljohn wrote
on Apr 4, 2014 11:31 AM

Over D'top Cowl

gnot wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 9:04 AM

The charcoal color and the leather band make me think of an artist drawing with charcoal pencils.  Hence, the name "Shadow and Smudge Cowl."  

Smudge may not be the fanciest word, but when you think of what an artist can create with shadows and smudging out of a little stick of charcoal, it's like what fiber artists do with a little yarn and hook.  Art!

imakatlvr2 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 3:43 PM

Charcoal Cowl with Chic Cuff!

Anleah wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 3:49 PM

I would call this cowl "Lace and Leather Chic".  (I am assuming the band is leather. Very nice work!

quiltnanny wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 3:52 PM

Shadowy lace cowl

esther.p210 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 3:55 PM

Regal (&) Merino Cowl. To me it looks lush and royal. With my thick New England accent, Regal and Merino are mellifluous. The "and" is optional, and therefore tucked in parentheses.

gadgetgeek wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 4:00 PM

Being that one of my favorite musical artists is Stevie Nicks, I would suggest "Leather and Lace".

linlal wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 4:26 PM

My choice is "Dark Lacy Warmth Cowl".

@Esther: I love the sound of 'mellifluous' - thanks for bringing it back to me. I think you should win just for that!!

fox55 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 4:32 PM

Leather n' Lace or Midnight at the O'Laces (sounds like Midnight at the Oasis)

delacruz2011 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 4:33 PM

midnight warrior woman cowl

on Apr 5, 2014 4:36 PM

"Midnight Seas"   Once upon a time I was on a cruise ship in the Caribbean and we went out on the darkest part of the deck and looked out into the deep dark blue where sky and sea met with the same dark blue color.

Erwin

Bradenton, FL

WRuger wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 4:38 PM

Graphite Study

Teddy Rota wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 4:41 PM

Gray lace and more cowl

Shertoo wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 4:42 PM

Shadow's phantasm

Teddy Rota wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 4:42 PM

Gray lace and more cowl

Shertoo wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 4:42 PM

Shadow's phantasm

Teddy Rota wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 4:42 PM

Gray lace and more cowl

BarbK@14 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 4:52 PM

Walk in the Park

kward2 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 4:54 PM

Lace Cozy Cowl

on Apr 5, 2014 4:54 PM

'Lacy Charcoal Merino Blend Cowl'..... This says it all:  it's lacy and made out of charcoal colored merino blend yarn.  I think the part that looks like leather would be pretty crocheted in a contrasting color either using the same stitch pattern as the cowl or maybe made like ribbing and could add a flower or two on this part.  

Sometimes I have a hard time naming my designs too.  Once when I was on vacation in Durango Co, I was in need of some headbands.  So I set to work in the late evenings and designed several..... they are my 'Durango Headbands'.

Thanks for having this contest!  

on Apr 5, 2014 4:57 PM

'Lacy Charcoal Merino Blend Cowl' ---- this says it all:  It's a cowl that's lacy made with charcoal color merino blend yarn.  I'm anxious to see the pattern, as I have some alpaca yarn to try it out on.

birdlove wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 5:05 PM

I think a good name would be "Holey Cowl". Thank you.

cakemama wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 5:11 PM

Love the chunky lace!

Ranch Chique, Sketch in Lace (with leather cuff), Leather n' Lacey Cowl, or Western Cowl

HappyNHookin wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 5:12 PM

Midnight Lace 'N Leather Cowl is my suggestion. It's beautiful! Well done! :)

chickman2 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 5:19 PM

Just my opinion, "Belted Cowl" would be a good name.

meowkie wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 5:21 PM

INSPIRATION  Lace Cowl-  the perfect name for a project from stash. I spend a lot of energy trying to sort out which yarn for which project.

Rita Katz

LadyKral wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 5:21 PM

Rustic Lacey Comfort or Cowgirl Cowl. Very nice. I could see wearing this Spring, Fall and any time I just want to bring my outfit up a few notches. :)

bbartos wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 5:21 PM

Lace and Leather

Issinla60 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 5:23 PM

Midnight Velvet :)

meowkie wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 5:25 PM

White Hook Black Lace - from white coat black art.

matrixisdiva wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 5:26 PM

Lacy and Leather infinity Cowl

on Apr 5, 2014 5:27 PM

Warm & Cozy Cowl

on Apr 5, 2014 5:33 PM

It looks like a Cuffed Beauty to me.  It reminds me of Black Beauty.

Tigcrochet wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 5:39 PM

Ceilidh Cowl -  this looks like something you would wear to an evening of traditional music and dancing

Stachia2 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:03 PM

Toni,

    How about "Entwined Obsidian Crystals Cowl" ?  It reminded me of growing crystals.

h king wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:04 PM

Stormy Nights Leather and Lace Cowl.

msj wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:10 PM

Twilight  Lace  Cowl

on Apr 5, 2014 6:11 PM

'Midnight Encounters Cowl'

jonisalcedo wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:11 PM

Black beauty lace is a good name.

on Apr 5, 2014 6:13 PM

I would name it Midnight Beauty

on Apr 5, 2014 6:16 PM

Warm & Cozy Cowl

JL

rmc18mom@gmail.com

Musicbeader wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:19 PM

I would call it "Midnight Comfort"

fluteface wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:20 PM

As I look at it (for whatever reason) Scotland comes to mind. I can't really tell what's on the button, but the leather vaguely reminds me of a sporran, and Scotland might have the ideal climate to wear this.

How about Scottish Cuff Cowl for a name?

tlt55 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:22 PM

I would like to enter this name for the cowl: " Gridiron Cowl"

Trudy Tarasoff

brinsley wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:26 PM

I would call it

"Height of Winter Cowl" as it looks so warm and cosy!

ArtbyKarenL wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:37 PM

Chunky Crocheted Cowl Indulgence

It's beautiful. Can't wait to get the pattern!

KK

ruthehall wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:38 PM

Graceful leather and lace cowl.

ondrizek8 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:39 PM

Midnight  Lace is my choice

rbsister wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:39 PM

Your cowl reminds me of a precious book with its bit of leather and rich colors.  I'd name it the Storybook (Infinity) Scarf.

ruthehall wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:40 PM

Graceful leather and lace cowl.

myrian52 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:45 PM

I would call it  "Flow lace cowl"

Diane@133 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:48 PM

How about "Cinched Beauty". Please share the pattern. It's lovely.

Diane

mona56 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:50 PM

Charcoal Warmth

on Apr 5, 2014 6:52 PM

Guinevere's Cowl for the Lady in Waiting

Mudule wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:52 PM

What about : charcoal wool for a lace neck ?

bbhurst wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:53 PM

Royal Infinity Lace Cowl

dkasulis wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:56 PM

Midnight Shadows Cowl  it kinda reminds me of those shadows that lurk in the dark when you are walking alone.

dkasulis wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:56 PM

Midnight Shadows Cowl  it kinda reminds me of those shadows that lurk in the dark when you are walking alone.

PattyE wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:56 PM

Leather and Midnight Lace Cowl sounds nice

LucyB@2 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 6:58 PM

It  could be named " Cuff Me".  Sort of like surrounding the cowl that surrounds your neck.  Can you let us know which pattern you used to crochet the cowl itself?  

dkasulis wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 7:01 PM

Midnight Shadows Cowl  it kinda reminds me of those shadows that lurk in the dark when you are walking alone.

OceanRain62 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 7:03 PM

Rough & Stormy Seas :)

rdkline wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 7:08 PM

Cuffed Lacy Cowl.

I also sort by brand , then color in lidded see-thru bins so I can tell at a glance what I have.

artistgal88 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 7:13 PM

How about, "Moonlight delight" cowl.

cennaka2 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 7:17 PM

Smokestack

on Apr 5, 2014 7:18 PM

Beautiful spring cowl is what I would call it.  It just reminds me of a woman that would wrap that around her neck and go outside with her acrylic paints, paper and an imagination to draw anything especially stuff from outside . This what reminds me of .

Marisagiger wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 7:25 PM

Evening lace elegance

AndreaW wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 7:35 PM

I would name it either:

"Rodeo Lace Cowl"

            or

"Western Lace Cowl"

You designed a beautiful cowl.... my favorite kind of scarf!!!

jeff21 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 7:37 PM

Charcoal and a Lil' Leather.

I have never made a cowl but this one sure is tempting.  Lovely!

RhondaWilson wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 7:39 PM

Not Quite Spring Cozy Lace Cowl

m.keller wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 7:40 PM

Leather & Lace. They always go together. Reminds me of the song.

on Apr 5, 2014 7:41 PM

Twilight neck warmer

maryfranr wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 7:43 PM

I would. Call it. The midnight blues cowl.    I organize my stash by yarn weight first then color and I keep them in clear totes so I can list how many of each color in front of the bin so I can tell at a glanceif I have enough for my projects

archeim wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 7:45 PM

'Off the Cuff'

For the leather cuff wrap as well as its impromptu creation.

jeff21 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 7:51 PM

I'd call it -- Charcoal and a Lil' Leather

I've never made a cowl but this is lovely enjoy to give it a try.

Dustynsmom wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 7:59 PM

Leather 'n' lace me up cowl

ladyfern wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 8:05 PM

Stormy Weather Cowl

or maybe

the Oliver Twist Cowl (Because it reminds me of Charles Dickens' London)

mikamouse wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 8:06 PM

Midwinter's Eve Cowl

ladyfern wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 8:06 PM

Stormy Weather Cowl

or maybe

The Oliver Twist Cowl (because it reminds me of Dickens' London}

annehunt wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 8:09 PM

Black Knight's Cowl   -  lacy, black, leather wristlet, button "shield"   -

I can't wait to try the pattern

TERPS2 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 8:11 PM

Beautifully done!

I would call it Lasso Lace Peacock.

Love the pattern as well you rock!

mikamouse wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 8:11 PM

Midwinter's Eve Cowl

ladyfern wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 8:24 PM

The leather piece makes me think of a control of some sort.

Mists of Time Cowl (or alternatively, Mysts of Time Cowl)

mizmike wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 8:28 PM

The first thing I thought of was the character "Merida" from Disney's animated movie, "Brave".  It just looks like something a warrior woman might wear.  Then I noticed you used a merino blend yarn -- perfect to go with Merida!!

on Apr 5, 2014 8:39 PM

I would name this "Organizational Cowl". Since you were organizing your yarn when it came to you.

turtlegirl625

Susan@143 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 8:42 PM

Celtic Woman Lace

Carmen@114 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 8:47 PM

Winter Night Cowl

AjaAja wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 8:53 PM

Sapphire Lace would be my choice of a name for this lovely cowl.

on Apr 5, 2014 8:56 PM

Leather and Charcoal Lace Cowl

FrancoiseL wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 9:15 PM

My daughter lives in Cambridge UK. and as you know it's a town full of students.

So I would call it : 'The Cambridge cowl'.

jlk wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 9:16 PM

Charcoaly Cowl

FrancoiseL wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 9:19 PM

My daughter lives in Cambridge (UK) and as you know it's a town full of students. So I would call it : 'The Cambridge cowl".

Cmaggie36 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 9:26 PM

What came to mind was Cowly Wowly Shawl

Janis Baskin wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 9:31 PM

Charcoal Lacy Cowl with Cuff.

jshel wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 9:39 PM

Your cowl is beautiful. "The Lacey Stacey Cowl" came to me. I am looking to see the pattern when you post it.

StephanieTM wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 10:17 PM

Why not just name it "Inspired" since it is? Lovely.

elliottmah wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 10:20 PM

I would call it "Uptown Leather with Lace or Uptown Leather Cuffed Lace Cowl"

katbdaw wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 10:30 PM

The pattern should be named "Carbona Cowl".

katbdaw wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 10:32 PM

Call the pattern "Carbona Cowl"

on Apr 5, 2014 10:39 PM

Smoky Warm and Fashionable Crowl

FifiMe wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 10:46 PM

Midnight Storms Crochet Cowl, or Twilight Lace Crochet Cowl.

suziqt wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 10:49 PM

I think  "Stormy Skies" would be a great name for this beautiful cowl

suziqt wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 10:49 PM

I think  "Stormy Skies" would be a great name for this beautiful cowl

on Apr 5, 2014 10:59 PM

Celtic Mystery Shawl

EdNLiz wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 11:03 PM

Lacy Cuffed Cowl.  I think I'd like to make it in a rich purple with a bright gold button on the cuff!

on Apr 5, 2014 11:22 PM

The leather gives it a certain masculine air....please name your cowl... The Huntress Cowl

Lindy101 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 11:25 PM

City Chic Cowl

Giddygal29 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 11:31 PM

The cowl is beautiful in a rich dark color.  I would name it

"Midnight magic" cowl.

on Apr 5, 2014 11:39 PM

Beautiful Cowl!  I would call it Black Beauty of Warmth

on Apr 5, 2014 11:39 PM

I would call it Phantom Cowl or  Crocheted Pitch Cowl

It does look lovely

Arcesed wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 11:41 PM

I love the leather cuff with button!  These enhancements make the cowl look very celtic, so I would name this cowl:  Bouddicca's Mantle.

CarolP@4 wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 11:42 PM

I would call it "Loop D Loop"

Arcesed wrote
on Apr 5, 2014 11:45 PM

The leather cuff and button really enhance the cowl and give it an old Celtic look!

To honor this, I would name it:  BOUDDICCA'S MANTLE.  Beautiful!

Ludmyla wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 12:04 AM

Summer's midnight dream.

Ludmyla wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 12:10 AM

Summer's midnight dream

Roseanne58 wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 12:36 AM

Captivating Midnight Lace. It's beautiful, by the way.

Fransien wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 12:46 AM

PRAIRIE  LACE  COWL - looks cozy, and just a touch of leather

on Apr 6, 2014 1:05 AM

It's beautiful. I love how you added the cuff to put it over the top. I would call it...

Cuffed Smoky Lace Cowl

StarZiana305 wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 1:13 AM

It's beautiful, how about naming it "Midnight Beauty Lace Cowl"

AudreyAP wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 1:17 AM

The Braveheart Cowl

carpente wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 1:53 AM

Waiting For Grace

Jaan wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 1:53 AM

How does "Caress me Cowl" sound?

demimar7 wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 1:57 AM

I like this: " WHEN LEATHER MEATS YARN COWL"

demimar7 wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 1:57 AM

I like this: " WHEN LEATHER MEATS YARN COWL"

Gilder wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 2:05 AM

Tamerlane Cowl

The color and weight, along with the metal-trimmed leather band, brought to mind a Medieval warrior.  "Tamerlane", after the Edgar Alan Poe poem, came to mind. After doing a little research, I think it's appropriate.

en.m.wikipedia.org/.../Tamerlane_(poem)

en.m.wikisource.org/.../Tamerlane_and_other_poems_(1884)/Poe%27s_Tamerlane#19

on Apr 6, 2014 6:32 AM

I think Royal Lace Cowl

epowell wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 6:54 AM

A possible name for your Cowl: Meet Me Later.  

epowell wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 6:54 AM

A possible name for your Cowl: Meet Me Later.  

rdalotto wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 7:50 AM

CELTIC COUNTRY COWL

rdalotto wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 7:50 AM

CELTIC COUNTRY COWL

vinniesmama wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 8:07 AM

I'm thinking...Cleverly Cozy Cowl...the 'clever' for your knowledge and creativity to create your own pattern ( I'm personally in awe :) this is still something I can't seem to master, lol), the 'cozy' because...well, it's cozy! Whatever you decide on, it's terrific work and an amazing piece ;)

vinniesmama wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 8:07 AM

I'm thinking...Cleverly Cozy Cowl...the 'clever' for your knowledge and creativity to create your own pattern ( I'm personally in awe :) this is still something I can't seem to master, lol), the 'cozy' because...well, it's cozy! Whatever you decide on, it's terrific work and an amazing piece ;)

Veggiecat wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 8:37 AM

I would call it

Comfy Coal Cowl

I love alliteration. :-)

Juliet

Veggiecat wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 8:37 AM

I would call it

Comfy Coal Cowl

I love alliteration. :-)

Juliet

Veggiecat wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 8:37 AM

I would call it

Comfy Coal Cowl

I love alliteration. :-)

Juliet

klkfrog wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 8:40 AM

Bewitching Chic cowl

gronemeyerdm wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 9:07 AM

I suggest Traveler's Journey. The design makes me think of hiking in the mountains, riding horses along a spring stream, and flying in an open cockpit airplane with Amelia Earhart!

Redloon wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 10:12 AM

How about "The Equestrian Cowl

ampardo0 wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 10:22 AM

I love the contrast of the leather band and the chunky, yet lacy cowl.  I would call it the "Sugar and Spice Cowl."  

LakeLady63 wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 10:36 AM

I think a good name is "Midnight at the Oasis". BTW - it's a beautiful cowl.

alsyarn wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 10:48 AM

Touch the Midnight Sky Cowl

Camillle wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 10:57 AM

How about "Urban Warmth!"   It is very appealing.   I like the leather worked into the piece.

Snowlilly wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 11:01 AM

The Warrior Princess Cowl

Kdmkraus wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 11:38 AM

Winter's Smoky Cowl is the name I would choose, reminiscent of a warm winter fire.

Ronda2034 wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 12:49 PM

Pure Sofistication

This a a beautiful cowl!!!

Ronda VanderMeer

LucyB@2 wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 1:01 PM

Looks like   "midnight Shadow"  to me.

on Apr 6, 2014 2:04 PM

I would name it...Leather Bound Lace Cowl.

maisydog wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 2:08 PM

I'd call it "Rapt Crochet"

deb k. wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 2:51 PM

Looks like a "Captured Cloud Cowl" to me!

greygarious wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 2:53 PM

Cuff-linked Lacy Cowl

on Apr 6, 2014 3:36 PM

This cowl look beautiful and warm. My suggestion for a name would be "cozy merino lace cowl".

ZedD wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 3:41 PM

I think your cowl is very luxurious so I am naming it “Voluptuous Nobility"

Mashkurable wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 3:55 PM

When I saw this cowl, I thought of the deep sea and therefore came up with:

Moby Dick Möibus

It's beautiful! Can't wait to favorite the pattern! (P.S. Cowl could totally be added at the end of the name, but a moibus is kind of an infinity loop, and your cowl looks infinitely deep at sea with that beautiful hue, so...thanks for this opportunity to name such a cool pattern!)

on Apr 6, 2014 4:24 PM

"Lacy Midnight Leather"

Happy Crochet!

mamashine wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 5:10 PM

Because the charcoal color reminds me of a fireplace, I'd call the pattern "The Constant Hearth Cowl."

cdmorrison wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 5:46 PM

"Bow chick-a  bow cowl" pronouncing the bow to rhyme with cowl

margbap wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 6:05 PM

wonderful names so far.  How about the "Fancy Dancy cowl"?

on Apr 6, 2014 6:36 PM

Angelina   cowl.            . Pretty name for beautiful cowl

sewinsuzie wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 6:45 PM

My first thought "Cowboy" cowl.

on Apr 6, 2014 7:57 PM

Looks warm enough to have beat this winter, so I would call it the "Winter of '13 Cowl"    

Chelle3 wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 8:40 PM

Great deep color and tough yet feminine look,  therefore I think a great name would be Warrior Princess Cowl. I could see it on any strong female character, Xena, Katniss, or Her Moines for example.

on Apr 6, 2014 8:49 PM

A Winters Knight Crochet Cowl

Jane@105 wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 9:09 PM

Dreamy & Warm Lacey Cowl

ejanieb wrote
on Apr 6, 2014 9:31 PM

Bold and In Charge Cowl

on Apr 6, 2014 10:10 PM

Soft and Hard midnight cowl

on Apr 6, 2014 10:46 PM

I just saw Pat Benatar in concert. She is an amazing artist and a woman who I see as completely feminine, classy and strong. I also see this beautiful cowl as representing these qualities. So I suggest that you name it ... The Heartbreaker Cowl ...  in honor of Pat's hit song and all of us strong, classy, and feminine women!

on Apr 6, 2014 11:30 PM

Montana Midnight Cowl, because the leather makes me think of cowboys and the wild west you still see in Montana.

Nemo15 wrote
on Apr 7, 2014 12:45 AM

It looks like "Twilight's Passion" to me! Really very beautiful!!!

Emm Kay wrote
on Apr 7, 2014 3:29 AM

Obsidian Obsession

MerrynH wrote
on Apr 7, 2014 5:27 AM

The Inspired Cowl.

MerrynH wrote
on Apr 7, 2014 5:36 AM

Lace to the finish line!  It looks like it works up quickly.

L329 wrote
on Apr 7, 2014 9:24 AM

Toni's Turnover Cowl

domesday17 wrote
on Apr 7, 2014 9:26 AM

you should call it "the vikings lady cowl"

redbirch wrote
on Apr 7, 2014 10:09 AM

My son refers to all lace patterns as webs, and makes me think of Charlotte's Web. Charlotte's Warm Cowl

sueserafin wrote
on Apr 7, 2014 10:18 AM

I would call this the "Urban Smoke" Cowl; the leather accents adds a "toughness" to the light, smoky nature of the yarn.

Nice work.

redbirch wrote
on Apr 7, 2014 10:19 AM

It reminds of charlotte's web since every lace pattern my son says it's a web. So I would name it Charlotte's Warm Cowl

pure wrote
on Apr 7, 2014 10:33 AM

"Irish Mist" or "Mist on the Moors" would be fitting of such a fine piece of crochet.

loisgilbert wrote
on Apr 7, 2014 11:00 AM

Warmerino midnight cowl

siskris1 wrote
on Apr 7, 2014 11:08 AM

Beautiful work! I love the different textures. What do you think of "Leather and Lace"?

siskris1 wrote
on Apr 7, 2014 11:14 AM

It seems my suggestion of "Leather and Lace" has already been offered. Let me try again.  How about "Cuffed Shell Cowl"?

dpinkerton wrote
on Apr 7, 2014 12:53 PM

yoked leather and lace

I love the leather!

lissakh wrote
on Apr 7, 2014 3:17 PM

Charming classic cowl

Kara57 wrote
on Apr 7, 2014 3:54 PM

I would call it "Renaissance Cowl"

xiju wrote
on Apr 7, 2014 4:08 PM

"Wavy Navy Cowl"

Very nice, Thank you.

Jude Enxuto

ximojudy@misionmediterranea.org

mrsmicawber wrote
on Apr 7, 2014 9:03 PM

May I have two entries?

1."Carbon Lace"

2. "Bituminous Cowl"

Thanks for the fun contest! :)

P.S. It's a lovely cowl, and looks very toasty.

CrochetCafe wrote
on Apr 8, 2014 8:21 AM

Midnight Madness

Toni Rexroat wrote
on Apr 9, 2014 3:17 PM

The pattern is posted! Download your copy of the Prairie Lace Cowl. See blog above for link.