Instead of crocheting the bottom of the bag in order to get the right stitch count, I just started off with the required number of chains. After the tutorial was completed I started frogging but quickly changed my mind when the idea of a cowl came to mind. However, after crocheting a few rounds I decided to rip it out and switch to a bigger hook.
And here it is, a cowl that wraps twice around me. As you can see it is a snug wrap, so you might want to increase the length if you want it looser.
It’s a different design as the edges are jagged, but I think it looks nice in a cowl.
This Pattern was Tested By:
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Red Heart Comfort or anything similar.
Hook Size: I/9-5.50mm
Finished Size: When laying flat it measure 4″ x 20″. However, you can make it any size by increasing the beginning chains in multiples of 20.
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Bpdc = Back Post Double Crochet
Fpdc = Front Post Double Crochet
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Special Stitch Instructions:
Here is a tutorial showing how to work the stitches before and after the front and back post stitches.
Ch 120 (or any multiple of 20), join with sl st in first ch being careful not to twist chs.
Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as first st now and throughout), hdc in same ch as join and in each ch around; join with sl st in first hdc. (120 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join, *[sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st] 6 times, hdc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, bpdc in next st, fpdc in next 2 sts, bpdc in next st, ch 1, sk next st**, hdc in next st, rep from * around ending last rep at **; join with sl st to first hdc. (108 sts)
Rnds 3-8: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join, *[sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st] 6 times, hdc in next st, ch 1, sk next ch, bpdc in next bpdc, fpdc in next 2 fpdc, bpdc in next bpdc, ch 1, sk next ch**, hdc in next st; rep from * around ending last rep at **; join with sl st to first hdc. (108 sts)
Rnd 9: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and into each st and ch around; join with sl st in first hdc. FO.