Lace, and warmth combine to make this feminine cowl a great winter accessory you can quickly crochet yourself! The stitch pattern is interesting, yet easy for the advanced beginner. Who says you can’t look dainty in winter?
Red Heart With Love is a soft, warm acrylic yarn, and just what you need for crocheting a cozy winter accessory! I chose “Aran” because I love off-white accessories for winter! If you’d rather pick another color to crochet this in, go for it! Red Heart With Love comes in so many beautiful hues I’m sure you’ll find something to fit your style. Acrylic yarn is also nice because it is easy to care for.
5.5mm (I) hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
200-225 yards of #4 worsted weight Red Heart With Love in “Aran”
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
hdc in the 3rd loop: 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. *The textured portion of this cowl created by working hdc in the 3rd loop should always be facing you when beginning a new row where working in the 3rd loop is called for. If you get stuck, watch this video.
12 hdc sts in 4″ row. Each hdc st should be 3/4″ tall.
30″ long, by approximately 6″ wide.
Row 3: ch 2 (counts as an hdc), turn, [sc, ch 2, sc] in 2nd stitch, *skip 2 stitches, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next; repeat from * across. At the end you will have one stitch left, put an hdc in that stitch (top of ch 2 from previous row). (32 bumps)
Row 4: ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 2 dc in first ch 2 space from previous row, *3 dc in next ch 2 space; repeat from * across, in the final ch 2 space put 2 dc, and 1 dc in the top of the ch 2 from previous row.
Row 5: ch 2, turn (counts as first hdc), hdc in each stitch across. (96)
Row 6: ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, and hdc in 3rd loop of next hdc from previous row, and in each remaining 3rd loop. At the end, don’t forget to put a hdc in the top of ch 2 from previous row! (96)
Repeat rows 3-6 until your cowl is as wide as you want it. Move on to the edging when done. I’ve seen some people do 1 repeat, and others do two. The cowl pictured in this post has 1 repeat of rows 3-6.
After finishing row 6 repeat, ch 1, turn, and sl st over into 2nd stitch of row, [sc, ch 2, sc] in 2nd stitch, *skip 2 stitches, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next Repeat this pattern around the outside of the cowl. When you get to corners you should have 1 stitch left, sl st into it and start your next [sc, ch 2, sc] group in the first stitch along the edge. With 2 repeats, and the edging added, my cowl measured a bit over 6″ wide.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Place the ends so they are at 90 degree angles, forming a point. Sew together along the edges, and add buttons to the end if you desire, or leave it as is.
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