Lace, and warmth combine to make this feminine cowl a great winter accessory! The stitch pattern is interesting, yet easy for the advanced beginner. Who says you can’t look dainty in winter?
5.5mm (I) hook
200-225 yards of worsted weight yarn (for a cowl that is about 6″ wide) I recommend Red Heart With Love, or Caron One Pound to get the same sizing measurements
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip 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). If you get stuck, watch this awesome video from Moogly.
Gauge: 12 hdc sts in 4″ row. Each hdc st should be 3/4″ tall.
Measurements: 30″ long, by 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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This pattern was made to be used by individuals, and small business crocheters alike. Selling your finished pieces in boutiques, at farmer’s markets, craft shows and other events is encouraged! The only thing I require is that it not be used commercially to produce millions of copies.
This pattern was featured on Making it through Monday, hosted by Elk Studio Crocheters.