Annie’s Hook & Needle Club ended the year 2015 with the Chucky Cowl & Mittens kit. This was the first kit that I received that had two different skill levels, the cowl was beginner and the mittens was easy. However, both was worked in three afternoons.

The Chucky Cowl & Mittens set come with two skeins that equaled 274 yards of variegated black and white super bulky yarn. To complete the crocheting patterns (there is knitting if you prefer) you will need three hooks sizes, a K, L and N. In addition to an tapestry needle and stitch marker.

This is one of those projects that has easy to follow instructions and you could easily do while visiting with a friends or accompanying someone on an automobile ride. Especially while working the cowl. As one you have started you really do not need the instructions in front of you while you work.

This is a great kit for a new crocheter who would like practice learning to read patterns. It will give you some experience with working in rounds as well as rows. You should, however, have mastered the slip stitch (Slip Stitch), chain stitch (The Chain Stitch), double crochet(The Double Crochet). I would strongly suggest the use of a stitch marker when working in rounds so you will not lose the starting point of the item. Also, take the time to gauge you work, to ensure a proper fit.

This was a relaxing kit to crochet and would have given it a 10 if it had not been for the fact that the yarn came in unmarked labels. If I really enjoy a yarn, I would like the option of using it again in the future.

Until next week, keep those hooks flying