Looking For Cool Crochet Patterns? Make This Easy Cobra Hood Crochet Cowl & Create Your Own Style! This Unique Design Is Dedicated To The Most Mysterious Animal On The Earth, "The Cobra"! If you look closely enough, this design looks like a cobra's head with hood expanded as if it is ready to strike. In Indian mythology, a cobra is wound around God Shiva's neck so that he doesn't swallow the poison that he drunk during the Manthan (churning of the ocean). God Vishnu sits on a seven headed cobra. There is even a festival celebrated in India called "Naag Panchmi" (worship of snakes). Apart from mythology, I've always been fascinated with this animal mainly due to the fact that I have had cobra in my dreams millions of time. So, subconsciously, I created a design that would fit around the neck just like Shiva. Enjoy!!! Abbreviations: US terms Pattern Language: English BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY: Basic crochet stitches, FPdc GAUGE: 9.25 sts + 8 rows = 4" (10 cm) on size US/K (6.5 mm) hook. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Circumference: 26 inches, Height: 8 inches SUGGESTED YARN: 360 yards of Bulky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN: ICE Filzy Wool, Color- Light Blue (#26011), 4 skeins/balls each. COLORWAY: Gray ____________________________ Copyright Information: You may sell finished items made using this crochet pattern provided it is made by you. If you do so, please provide the following link and information in your listing description: This pattern is designed by Mamta Motiyani http://www.MamtaMotiyani.com Reselling or sharing this crochet pattern is strictly NOT permitted. I am sure that you will respect my right as a crochet designer. Cobra Hood by Mamta Motiyani 2013. All Rights Reserved.