This cowl features a bit of an open stitch making it great for fall or spring weather. And you don’t need much yarn, especially when working it with two colors.
It’s a great stashbuster as shown, but you can easily increase the size to any length and width as well. Simply increase your starting chains in a multiple of 2 + 1 to get the length you need, and then continue with as many rounds until you get to the desired width.
Thus, you can easily crochet an oversized or hooded cowl for the winter if you like.
Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate
Yarn: Loops & Threads Soft & Shiny #4
Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
Gauge: 4″ over 14 sts.
Finished Size: Measures approximately 10 by 7 inches. Can be increased as desired.
CA = Color A
CB = Color B
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook. See Tutorial
Carry yarn up at each round. You can also use standing crochet stitches to begin each new color if you like.
With CA, and leaving a 5-8″ tail, ch 81 or any multiple of 2 + 1. Do NOT Join yet.
Rnd 1: Working into back bumps, (hdc, ch 1) in 2nd ch from hook, *sk next ch, (hdc, ch 1) into next ch; rep from * across to last ch, making sure to end with a ch-1 and leaving last ch unworked.
Make a twist in your work and join last ch made to bottom of first hdc with a sl st. Then with the tail end, join first ch to top of first hdc made. (See Images Below)
Note: You will be working on both sides (top and bottom) of hdc stitches made in Rnd 1.
Rnd 2: With CB, ch 1, (sc, picot) in same hdc as join and into to each hdc around; join with sl st in first sc. (80 sc and 80 picots)
Rnd 3: With CA,ch 1, (hdc, ch 1) in same sc as join and into each sc around; join with sl st in first hdc. (80 hdc and 80 ch-1’s)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, (hdc, ch 1) in same hdc as join and into each hdc around; join with sl st in first hdc. (80 hdc and 80 ch-1’s)
Rnds 5-11: Rep Rnds 2-4 ending Rnd 11 with Rnd 2. Fasten Off.