Sunday, January 15, 2012

Eternity Cowl

Every once in awhile, people come along and really bring me down.  They are all me, me, me.  I spoke to a wise 90 year old lady from Louisiana last year, and she said that when was nursing the nurses all called those folks "Mimi", because they only think, "me, me, me".  I had gotten real frustrated with the Mimi's in my world and really struggled to see the light of the world -- the love that lifts everyone up.
Then I met an amazing woman who still today inspires me all the time.  Through her, I came to know the greatest group of ladies I do believe I have ever been blessed to know.... Thank you Jam!!!!   Their love and support for each other inspired this design.   Therefore, I have decided that the only right way to handle this pattern is to offer the light that inspired it to the world.   This pattern will ALWAYS be free for anyone to use.

May the light of love be brighter in everyone's life!

Special note to the group:  You know who you are.  Thank you for bringing the light of love back into my life!

Eternity cowl

Any Sport or DK weight yarn
H ( 5 mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Ch chain
sl st slip stitch
sc single crochet
hdc hdc
dc double crochet

Special stitches
Solomon's Knot (SK)
*Draw up a loop on the hook (approximately 1 inch), ch 1, sc in loop drawn up. Graphic instructions can be found at
Note: different patterns use different sizes of loops; this pattern specifically uses loops that are approximately 1 inch.
{I found it useful to use an S crochet hook or Large Knitting needle for setting the size of the loop for consistency until I got used to the sizing of the loops, but consistency is not required for a lovely looking scarf.}

SK, SK loop: 2 SK stitches worked together in a row
*Draw up a loop on the hook (approximately 1 inch), ch 1, sc in loop drawn up. Draw up a loop on the hook (approximately 1 inch), ch 1, sc in loop drawn up.

Ch 108. Join with sl stitch (you can ensure a ½ twist to make it a mobius for one look, or leave it straight for another).
Row 1: ch1, sc in joining ch, *sc in next ch, repeat around (108 sc normal /216 sc mobius) join with sl st.
Row 2: ch 1 sc in joining stitch, SK, SK, skip 3 stitch, sc in next sc, repeat around and join with sl in beg sc.
Row 3: sl st up to the top of the [SK,SK] loop (you will need 3 maybe 4 slip stitches to get through the long loop of the SK, ch1, sc in same stitch, SK, SK, sc in next sc in the middle of the next [SK, SK] loop, repeat around (54 SK, SK loops) join with sl in beg sc
Row 4 - _: repeat Row 3 until item is the size you want (I really liked 5 rows, but make it like YOU like it)!

Notes:  You can use any size hook you wish, it will just change the size.   You can also add stitches by adding multiples of 4 to make it long.   Another variation would be to skip the sc initial row; however, I would recommend understanding the stitch pattern and familiarity before trying this.  

©2012 Creations By Valorie
You have permission to sell Any item made using this pattern. (It would be nice to site where you got
the pattern).  You do not have permission to sell this pattern as your own.  Please link to this pattern in order to share it electronically.


  1. How generous of you to share this beautiful pattern. Thank you so much.

  2. Yes, the Mimi's can get very discouraging. It is nice once in a while to see a Mimi give back, but unfortunately, it is just simply beyond them sometimes, as they are weaker in spirit and are deeper in need than they will ever know. When our light is bright, everyone else's may seem dim in comparison. Glad you found some to lift you up again. :)

  3. I love you too and would never miss you anymore in my life!!!!

  4. Val, you have inspired me from the first time I ran across your pages. You always give to everyone and put yourself second. As I grow up, I want to be more like you. I want to give and give and give. Thank you so much for everything you do. Once again, you have me crying at work. I am so going to get fired.

  5. I love this beautiful scarf and wanted to take a moment to say thank you...hopefully it will be just what I need to get motivated!