This cowl is crocheted up in the crunch stitch and can be worn on both sides as both sides are pretty.
You may have noticed that a lot of my patterns lately have been worked in a smaller hook. I have my reasons for this:
- Sometimes I like to have something nice and solid to keep me warm.
- Most of my patterns are for smaller sizes, and when I use a smaller hook then it makes it easier for others to increase the size (Or at least I think).
- I got a new G hook and couldn’t put it down. :)
But for this cowl I used a larger hook and got a nice stretchy fabric.
This cowl has not been tested by anyone other than myself, so if you find any errors please let me know. Thanks so much!
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (2 colors)
Hook Size: 5.50mm
Gauge: 3″ over 13 rows and 10 sts
Finished Size: When laying flat, and after sewing seam, it measures approximately 11.5″ across and 5″ high.
CA = Color A
CB = Color B
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Hk = Hook
Rep = Repeat
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
- This cowl is easy to adjust in size by increasing or decreasing the beginning chains in multiples of 2.
- It can be closed up straight or twisted and worn like an infinity cowl. I did mine in an infinity cowl.
- The new color is joined at the last stage of last stitch in previous row.
- Instead of fastening off, I carried the yarn up along the edge.
With CA, Ch 83,
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hk, sl st in next ch, *hdc in next ch, sl st in next ch; rep from * across. (82 sts) Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in first st, sl st in next st, *hdc in next st, sl st in next; rep from * across. (82 sts)
Rows 3-4: With CB, rep row 2.
Rows 5-6: With CA, rep row 2.
Rows 7-22: Repeat rows 3-6 changing the color after every two rows. FO at last row.
Decide which side you want as the Right Side. Then fold the cowl in half with Right Sides facing each other. Stitch along the ends making sure to keep the colors aligned.
For an infinity cowl, make half a twist in the cowl before you sew the seam. In this case it doesn’t really matter which side you fold it on as both sides will be showing. And both sides are pretty.