Your Perfect Project: Crochet Cowl

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This lacy, colorful cowl is our favorite way to make a big impact with minimal effort. You only need two stitches to whip this up, and the variegated yarn does all the color work for you.

Crochet Cowl

Level: Easy
Size: One Size

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Gauge

3.5 sts x 6 rows = 4 in

Finished Dimensions

30 inches wide x 10 inches tall

Abbreviations

  • Ch(s) - chain(s)
  • Dc - Double crochet
  • Sl st - Slip stitch
  • St(s) - Stitch(es)

Note

This cowl is worked in joined rounds.

Instructions

1. Make Your Starting Chain

Make a slip knot, then chain 5 stitches. Remove your hook, and insert it in the back bump of your first chain, then back into your working loop. This will keep your chain from twisting when you join it in the round. Continue working chain stitches as called for in you pattern. When you finish your starting chain, slip stitch into the first chain to join your work in the round.

Working Round 1

Working on the right-side of your cowl, chain 3 (this counts as your first dc). Continue working double crochets and chains as outlined in your pattern. At the end of the round, join with a slip stitch.

Pro Tip

Mark the top of your first ch 3 (the one that counts as a dc) with a removable stitch marker — this will help you know exactly where to join when you finish the round.

Working Round 2

Take out the stitch marker from Round 1, and chain 3 (this counts as your first dc). Round 2 is worked almost exactly the same as Round 1, but instead of working into a starting chain, work your stitches into the tops of the stitches from the previous round. When you get to the end of the round, join with a slip stitch.

Work Remaining Rounds

Repeat Round 2, until 15 rounds are complete. Fasten off.

Finishing

Use a yarn needle to sew in your ends on the wrong side of your cowl. Trim the excess yarn.

Pro Tip

Don’t pull your ends to tightly — you don’t want the cowl to pucker.

Adapted from Startup Library: Crochet .

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