Designing crochet cowls have become one of my favorite things lately, they are quick to work up and you can get as creative as you want with texture and color. You can also work them in continuous rounds or in rows and then join together at the end. Cowls are one of those things that you can dress up an outfit or use it to stay warm or both. Do you wear cowls?
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Back in October we took a trip out to Blue Mule Farm and oh my gosh, the place was amazing! I loved that it was out in the middle of no where, the wine was delish and the yarn, don’t forget the yarn, it was so colorful and it was so hard to pick my favorite, but I found one. The Boots and Spurs dk yarn, spoke to me, I loved that it not only had my favorite gorgeous colors in it (pink, purple, teal and more) but the colors were a bit more muted and not as bright as I would of naturally gone with but it was absolutely beautiful! It has been a bit crazy around here lately, that it took my awhile to find some time to work it up and I also had to decide on the perfect project. The other day, I took a complete afternoon and enjoyed just crochet time, where I designed something new and it was amazing to sit back and crochet, I had really missed that! It really inspired me to pick up my crochet hook and get back into designing more. I use to crochet a lot, at least a couple hours every day and was designing new designs all the time and I was constantly inspired, so I have decided to make sure that I can find more time everyday where I can pick up my crochet hook and work on something new. I am so glad I did the other day because now I have this gorgeous cowl!
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I knew when I opened up the skein of yarn and started working up the foundation single crochet stitch, I knew that this yarn was going to be beautiful! When working with hand dyed yarn or variegated yarn, I loved yarns that work up with multiple colors and the quick color changes. Do you know how to work the foundation single crochet? If not, here is a tutorial how.
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- Yarn: Dk, Weight 3; Example made with Blue Mule Fibers (Boots and Spurs)
- Yardage: 200 yds
- Hook: K (6.5mm)
- Tapestry Needle, Scissors and Measuring Tape
- Gauge: 16 Stitches and 40 Rows = 4”x4” (sc)
- St/Sts: Stitch(es)
- Sl St: Slip Stitch
- Ch: Chain
- Sc: Single Crochet
- Hdc: Half Double Crochet
- Dc: Double Crochet
- Lhdc: Linked Half Double Crochet – insert hook into the vertical bar of previous stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
- Chain 1 will NOT count as a stitch.
- The cowl is worked in rows and then joined at the ends.
(30 Inches Circumference and 6 Inches Tall)
You Need Your K Hook and Your Yarn Color of Choice
Row 1: Foundation Single Crochet 106
Row 2: Ch 1 and turn, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st and each st across. – 106
Rows 3-7: Ch 1 and turn, 1 hdc in same st, 1 lhdc in next st and each st across. – 106
Rows 8-12: Ch 1 and turn, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc), in same st, *skip next 2 sts, *(1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) in next st; repeat from*, across until the last 2 sts, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in last st.
Rows 13-17: Ch 1 and turn, 1 hdc in same st, 1 lhdc in next st and each st across. – 106
Rows 18-19: Ch 1 and turn, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st and each st across. – 106
Fasten off and leave a long tail to seam the cowl together. Place the right sides together and seam the cowl together. Fasten off and weave in any loose ends.
Need more inspiration?
A fun textured blanket to make is the Oliver Blanket! This blanket can be customized any way you like!