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October Blog Exclusive Preview - Free Pattern

October Blog Exclusive Preview - Free Pattern

Gwen Bautista |

We are putting the finishing touches on our October Blog Exclusive.  Candy Corn was our inspiration for this triangle cowl.  We hope you've enjoyed our cowl designs recently, we are working on other items for November. The Sweet Treat Cowl is an Intermediate crochet pattern that features a variety of stitches and some beautiful puff textures. default photo  

Maximum Value Yarn

We crocheted The Sweet Treat Cowl using Maximum Value Yarn.  It's available in 40 colors and is the perfect value yarn for this project.  Maximum Value yarn boasts impressive yardage at about 474 yards per ball and only costs $3.99 US and $4.99 CA.  For this pattern, you will need approximately 300 yards of each color. However, because we are working double stranded, we suggest purchasing 2 balls of each color knowing you can make 2 cowls or have yarn left over for another project.  If you purchase only one ball of each color, we recommend taking the time to wind the yarn into 2 equal balls or cakes to make the yarn easier to work with.   To achieve our Candy Corn look, we used 2 balls of White, 2 balls of Yellow and 2 balls of Pumpkin. Screen Shot 2018-10-12 at 12.55.33 PM Screen Shot 2018-10-12 at 12.55.46 PM   This warm and stylish design will cowl insulate you from the weather while you accompany trick or treaters, tailgate at your hometown football game or sing Christmas carols in your neighborhood.  We chose the Maximum Value Yarn because of the color choices and the yardage flexibility in each ball of yarn.  We knew we wanted our pattern to display amazing textures to turn our simple candy corn treat into a crocheted delight with the modified popcorn stitch.  Stay tuned next week for a video of how we crocheted this bobble or popcorn stitch.  

More sweet flavors to try

Not a Candy Corn fan?  Try these sweet color combinations! Pumpkin Spice  blackberry Cobbler candycane  Rubarb  

Shopping List REVISED!

We added a US L (8.00 mm) hook to our shopping list.  You may have to go a hook size up or down to achieve the correct gauge, but we found using the smaller hook gives better results for the modified puff stitch.    

Stay Tuned!

Don’t forget to follow us on Social Media for Give-A-Ways, Make-Alongs, and Exclusive content.  Coming Soon to the blog is our October Blog Exclusive Pattern.  We are also featuring some amazing collaborations with talented makers such as Part 2 of our Rustic Pumpkin Kit Review by Life and Yarn, and The Alice Earwarmer Set by Teagan and Lu featuring our Woodlands Yarn.  

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Happy Crafting!


Will there be an announcement through Mary Maxim that the pattern is ready for download?

Patricia McAuley,


Gwen Bautista,

The link to the blog should have been posted then.

George Rupert,

The link to the blog should have been posted

George Rupert,

Hi George, the pattern isn’t available for publication, we introduce lots of new patterns and products many for purchase this one is a free pattern exclusive to the blog. It should be available in just a few days when it is we will post again and update this post with a link. Like many other designers, we like to give a quick preview of what’s to come.

Gwen Bautista,

Am I missing something? Where’s the pattern??


Hi Marcia, this post is a preview. We are just finishing up some final details on the pattern and it will be released later this week, but it will be a free pattern exclusive to the blog. You won’t find it on www.marymaxim.com.

Gwen Bautista,

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