Because this easy crochet pattern uses chunky yarn, it works up so quickly, it is a perfect project to make for yourself! The soft yarn and rich colors make this a easy project a piece that will work year after year–classy elegance that never goes out of style. Have I mentioned how soft this yarn is? Really, treat yourself. You’re worth it! Find the free crochet pattern instructions below, or purchase a print-optimized, ad-free PDF by clicking here.
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Chunky yarn is something I’ve not played around with a whole lot, but when I saw this variegated color at Michael’s last winter, I had to pick some up. However, It took almost a year to figure out that it was begging to be turned into a cowl. And not just any cowl, but a chunky cowl with hints of lace!
3 skeins Loops and Threads Charisma yarn in Mulberry Bush, or other #5 chunky yarn (My cowl used 2 full skeins, and a teeny-tiny bit of the 3rd skein)
9mm crochet hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
V-stitch = [dc, ch 1, dc] in same stitch
10 stitches in 4″
Finished cowl should measure 27″ around, by 14.5″ tall
You will be working in rows for this pattern. I’ve written the “turn” after the chain, but you can turn immediately at the end of the row, and then chain the required amount, and still get the same results.
You must be comfortable working in the 3rd loop of the hdc. Instructions: Look at the top of the stitch, and locate the sideways “V”, bend the stitch to look at the back, and you should see another “V”. You’ll be working into the back loop of that “V”, this is called the 3rd loop.
Mulberry Lace Chunky Cowl (US Terms):
Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as first hdc), hdc in each stitch across. (33)
Row 2: ch 1 turn, working in 3rd loop of hdc, sc in each stitch across. (33)
Row 3: ch 2, turn (counts as first hdc), hdc in each stitch across. (33)
Row 4: ch 1 turn, working in 3rd loop of hdc, sc in each stitch across. (33)
Row 5: ch 2, turn (counts as first hdc), hdc in each stitch across. (33)
Row 6: ch 1 turn, working in 3rd loop of hdc, sc in each stitch across. (33)
Row 7: ch 4, turn, dc in very first stitch, *skip 3 stitches, 5 dc in the next, skip 3 stitches, V-stitch in the next; repeat from * across.
Row 8: ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, 2 dc in the ch 1 space of previous row, *skip over to V-stitch from previous row, 5 dc in the V-stitch, skip to center of 5 dc shell from previous row, V-stitch in the top of the shell* Put 3 dc in your final V-stitch (which is the ch-4 space) from row 7.
Row 9: ch 4, turn, dc in very first stitch, *skip over to V-stitch, 5 dc in the the V-stitch from previous row, skip to center of 5 dc shell from previous row, V-stitch in the top of the shell; repeat from * across. Your final V-stitch will be worked in the top of the ch 3 from previous row.
Row 10: ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, 2 dc in the ch 1 space of previous row, *skip 3 stitches, 5 dc in the V-stitch from previous row, skip to center of 5 dc shell from previous row, V-stitch in the top of the shell; repeat from * across, put 3 dc in your final V-stitch (ch-4 space) from row 9.
Row 11: ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, hdc in each stitch across (33)
Repeat rows 2-11, 3 more times. **On your last repeat stop at row 10**
Cut yarn leaving a tail that is about 18″ long. Use this tail to sew your ends together to make a tube.
Cut yarn, and weave in ends
Attach yarn to one end of tube, *ch 3, sl st* around the edge. I left about a half inch between my slip stitches.
Fasten off, and repeat on the other end of the tube.
Fasten off, and weave in all ends.
I would love to see a picture when you’re done, so please feel free to come by my Facebook group and show off your project! Be sure to tag @kirstenhollowaydesigns when you share pictures of your finished cowl on Instagram, and use #mulberrylacechunkycowl
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