Because this easy crochet pattern uses chunky yarn, it works up so quickly, it is a perfect winter project to crochet for yourself! The soft, warm yarn and rich colors make this easy project a piece that will work year after year–classy elegance that never goes out of style. Find the free crochet pattern instructions below, or purchase a print-optimized, ad-free PDF by clicking here.
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 crocheted into a warm winter cowl. And not just any cowl, but neck warmer with hints of lace!
Have I mentioned how soft and warm this yarn is? Really, treat yourself. You’re worth it!
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Approximately 230 yards 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
st/sts = stitch/stitches
sp/sps = space/spaces
prev = previous
sk = skip
V-stitch = [dc, ch 1, dc] in same stitch
Stitching in the “3rd loop” of hdc. After turning, work all stitches for that row in the 3rd loop of the hdc from previous row (it will be in the front). 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.
10 stitches in 4″
Finished cowl should measure 27″ around, by 14.5″ tall
-ch-1 at beginning of row does not count as a stitch
Mulberry Lace Chunky Cowl (US Terms):
Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as first hdc), hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (33)
Row 2: working in 3rd loop of hdc, sc in each st across, ch 2 (counts as first hdc of next row), turn. (33)
Row 3: hdc in each stacross, ch 1, turn. (33)
Row 4: working in 3rd loop of hdc, sc in each st across, ch 2, turn (counts as first hdc). (33)
Row 5: hdc in each stitch across, ch 1 turn. (33)
Row 6: working in 3rd loop of hdc, sc in each st across, ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch-1 sp), turn. (33)
Row 7: dc in very first st, *sk 3 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk 3 sts, V-stitch in next st; repeat from * across, ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn.
Row 8: 2 dc in ch-1 sp of prev row, *skip over to V-stitch from prev row, 5 dc in V-stitch, skip to center of 5-dc shell from prev row, V-stitch in top of shell; repeat from * across, 3 dc in final V-stitch (the ch-4 sp), ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch-1 sp), turn.
Row 9: dc in very first st, *skip over to V-stitch, 5 dc in V-stitch from prev row, skip to center of 5-dc shell from prev row, V-stitch in top of shell; repeat from * across. Final V-stitch will be worked in top of ch-3 from prev row, ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn.
Row 10: 2 dc in ch-1 sp, *sk 3 sts, 5 dc in V-stitch from prev row, skip to center of 5 dc shell from prev row, V-stitch in top of shell; repeat from * across, 3 dc in final V-stitch (ch-4 sp) ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn,
Row 11: hdc in each st across, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn. (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; repeat from * 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.
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