Welcome to 2018. This Cozy Crossed Cowl is my entry into the new year. After the Christmas holidays I was so stumped to start a new design. I did start but got frustrated midway; everything seemed to go wrong with the design and I began to experience a lethargic feeling.
I wanted to finish that design so bad (I know you would have loved it) but it just wasn’t coming through. So I left it and started free-styling on another design. Midway into free-styling, a light bulb came on and the result is this cozy cowl.
And with the light bulb came a plethora of ideas- Let’s rock this year together.
The Cozy Crossed Cowl is a chic accessory to have in your wardrobe, and can be worn in different ways, all buttoned up or all buttoned down. It is lightweight with an appealing design that instantly makes people take another glance. It’s also a wonderful gift giving piece that’s not time consuming. You can also experiment with colours of choice, and it is a relatively easy design with a twist on basic stitches.
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Gauge: In absence of tape yarn, you can use any worsted weight with a recommended hook size 6mm. See photo below showing the difference in regular worsted weight and the tape yarn use in this pattern
1 set of 4 rows (HDC, HDC in FLO, Crossed DC and SC) measures approx 1.8″
The entire 62 rows (plus edging) measures approx 23″ wide/ 7″ tall
– 1 skein Himalaya Seta Lux (tape yarn), Medium 4;
100% exoline, 100g/3.53oz, 170mt/186yds
– A small bit of contrast yarn for fringes and edging
– 6mm hook
– 4 1.8” wood buttons
– Needle to weave in ends
SC- single crochet
FHDC- foundation half double crochet. See how to do it here
HDC- half double crochet
DC- double crochet
FLO- front loop only (scroll down this post to see an explanation of working in FLO)
RS- right side (the side with the ridges made by working in FLO)
WS- wrong side
CC- contrast colour
Crab stitch: You work the Single Crochet backwards.
Crossed DC stitch: skip 1 stitch, make DCs in the required number of stitches, go back and make a DC in the 1st skipped stitch
– Pattern is written in U.S terms
– Ch 1 and Ch 2 at the beginning of row do not count as a stitch
With main colour
Row 1: FHDC 28. Ch 1, turn
Row 2: HDC in FLO across. Ch 2, turn
Row 3: Skip 1st stitch, DC in 3, DC in 1st skipped stitch. (Skip next st, DC in 3, DC in skipped stitch) repeat across. Ch 1, turn
Row 4: SC across. Ch 1, turn
Row 5: HDC across. Ch 1, turn
Row 6: HDC in FLO. Ch 2, turn
Row 7: repeat row 3
Row 8: SC across. Ch 1, turn
Rows 9-60: repeat rows 5-8 fourteen times
Row 61: HDC across. Finish last stitch with CC. ch 1, turn
Row 62: SC across
Turn work so the RS is facing you, now Crab Stitch evenly across
Turn work again so that WS is facing you. SC in 1st stitch, ch 2, skip 3 sts
2nd button- SC in 5, ch 2, skip 3 sts
3rd button- SC in 5, ch 2, skip 3 sts
4th button- SC in 4, ch 2, skip 3 sts, SC in last stitch
Sew button on other side in alignment with the ch 2 spaces made
Add fringes (see how I made the River Gem Scarf fringes)
Note that I am making the fringe right beside the crossed DC
And there you have your Cozy Crossed Cowl
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