This striped infinity cowl is easy to crochet. It is not only a great pattern to help keep you warm in the cold winter months, but it is also a great way to clean up leftover yarns.
You see it here in two colors, but you can easily incorporate more colors if you like.
I used Caron Simply Soft yarn. It is a medium weight acrylic yarn. What I love about this yarn is that although soft, it is very strong and durable! Plus, it washes well.
As for my hook, I used a larger hook than what is recommended by the yarn company. A larger hook gave me a nice stretchy fabric.
This cowl is crocheted up in the crunch stitch and can be worn on both sides as both sides are pretty. Although the stitch is the same for every row, when you work it with two colors, you somehow get a different color pattern on each side!
The pattern is worked in rows and then sewn together when completed. When you sew it together, you can sew it like a regular cowl or make an infinity cowl by making a half twist before you seam.
Striped Infinity Cowl
- Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (Worsted Weight, #4; 100% acrylic; 6 oz/170.1g; 315yds/288m) – 2 Colors
- Crochet Hook: 5.50mm
- Tools: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- 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.
- 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.