Crochet pattern for the Snugdown Snood
I created this really quick and easy crocheted snood because I was inspired by Erika Knight's new wool that she has launched (late 2016) as part of her John Lewis Collaboration.
The yarn calls for a 25mm hook/needles but I came down to a 20mm hook because I wanted the finished project to stand up so that I could easily snuggle my face down into it when the wind starts to bite.
Notes: The whole project uses two simple stitches but when you are crocheting the dcFLO into the slip stitches, you have to make sure you work into the correct part of the ss. This is shown in the photos below.
Terminology: The pattern uses UK terminology but to convert to US terminology simply replace the dcFLo with scFLO.
Yarn: I used Erika Knight for John Lewis XXL which is 100% wool, 250g/55m in shade Dusty Pink (03).
Yarn substituting: You could also use thick pencil roving or try double stranding a super bulky/chunky yarn such as Malabrigo Rasta (shown in shade Teal Feather (412)). See the photo below to see how similar double stranding a super bulky/chunky yarn is to the Erika Knight XXL. The snood was crocheted with the XXL in mind but if you don't have access to John Lewis stores then you may want to try a different option.
Materials: 20mm hook (I used a wooden hook and it was perfect), 210g of Erika Knight for John Lewis XXL, stitch marker and a large wool needle.
Tension: 5 slip stitches over 10.5cm (unblocked).
Size:16cm deep and 72cm in circumference (unblocked).
Time to make: This is really quick to crochet and only takes about an hour and a half.
st(s) - stitch(es)
ss - slip stitch
ssBLO - slip stitch in back loop only
dcFLO - double crochet in front loop only
To make the Snugdown Snood: Using a 20mm hook, ch32, ss into 1st ch to join into a ring, making sure the chain isn't twisted.
Rnd 1: 1ss in each st, placing a stitch marker to show 1st st of each new round.
Rnd 2: 1ch, 1dcFLO in each st, ss to 1st dcFLO to join.
Rnd 3: 1ssBLO in each st.
Rnds 4 - 9: Rep Rnds 2 & 3 another 3 times. Cut yarn, fasten off and weave in ends.
As promised, this is a really simple snood using two simple stitches to make a lovely thick snood.
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