Crochet Light Up Cowl
Light up your world with a light up Crochet Cowl by our Diva Dan. This simplistic cowl has lights added to the cowl to give it that extra pop you may want. Whether walking outside in the dark with your dog to making a splash at the office for a novelty gift.
This pretty much can done with any crochet project but if you plan properly, you can make it work and create a splash with your cowls. This cowl is 13″ dia x 6″ high.
You cannot wash this cowl due to the battery pack being used and permanently added to this cowl. Consider that when doing this project.
The lights are from Michaels Stores, you can search any store that offers these small LED Lights that have a battery pack. You are looking for packages that are small and are about 8 feet to 9 feet in wire inside the package.
Michaels has assorted lights from multi-colour to specific shapes such as Santa Claus, Rudolf, Snowflakes or more. This cowl is just using the Big Dot LED version.
The trick to doing this is to strategy place the wire into the project so the wire is permanently buried into the stitch work. The wire, being buried, shouldn’t be abrasive against your skin. You will need to crochet a battery to hold the extra wire and battery package. This pouch should be placed strategically behind your neck when wearing it so it’s out of view.
Using rechargeable batteries with this concept is your best friend. You can enjoy without worry of continuously buying batteries.
- 2 Balls of Bernat Roving Yarn. 1 Ball is Taupe and the other is Teal.
- 1 Package of LED Lights as mentioned above. Test lights before applying to this project as the lights are permanent in this project.
- 8 mm, Size L Hook
- Tapestry Needle
This cowl is worked in the the round with lights being added in two different rounds as indicated.
With Bernat Roving Teal. Ch 60, join with a sl st to beg ch to form ring.
- Ch 3, 1 dc into each chain. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off Teal.
- Add Lights Here. Feed wire starting just before the first light that is on the wire. Place with the stitches like you were changing colours and buring the tail See tutorial. Fasten on Taupe to front post. Ch 3. 1 Front Post Double Crochet in each around. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off Teal. Let the remaining wire hang loose until we need it again in the future.
- Fasten teal to the first stitch. Ch 4. 1 treble in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the top of beg ch-4.
- Ch 4, 1 treble in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the top of the beg ch-4.
- Ch 3, 1 double crochet in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the top of the beg ch-3. Fasten off.
- Remaining wire for lights added at this round. Just carry wire on the inside to this round. Like Round 2, you will feed the wire through the stitches as you crochet. Fasten on Taupe to front post. Ch 3. 1 Front Post Double Crochet in each around. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off Taupe. Remaining wire and and any additional lights you may have left, just tuck out of the way or feed into project where you want any additional lights.
- Fasten on Teal. Ch 3, 1 double crochet in each around. Join with a sl st to the top of beg ch-3.
- Ch 1, 1 sc in each around. Fasten off and weave in ends.
The battery will slide into this pocket. Make the pocket deep enough that it will not fall out but not too deep that you cannot turn on your cowl without having to remove it from the pocket. The On / Off Switch is at the top of the battery pack.
Using Taupe. Ch 6
- Sc 2nd chain from hook and in each across. Last stitch gets 3 sc. Rotate the project to work on the opposite side of the chain, 1 sc in each. 2 sc in the last stitch. Do not join with beg sc.
- In a continuous round, 1 sc in each stitch until the height of the pocket gets to 2.5″ – 2.75″ high. Do not fasten off.
- Using the cowl, position the pocket so it’s in the back of the cowl. Insert hook around Taupe Stitch and into the pocket and Sc. Continue to do this across the one half of the pocket to secure the pocket into position. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Place batteries inside the pack. Any additional wires, roll into a coil and insert it into the pocket with the battery pack.