Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Soft Spring Cowl

I bet you thought I would never get back to designing!  Well, it was a rough ride there for a time, but here I am with a sweet little cowl for you to try.  See if you like it.

As always, it FREE - and there is a Print Friendly button at the bottom of the post.  Note:  Apart from me making this, it has NOT been tested.  I wanted to get it out to you all.  So if you see any errors or have any problems, just let me know.

Enjoy!  AG :)

Soft Spring Cowl



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Materials:  1 x 100 gm Skeins worsted weight (aran/10ply) yarn in 1st colour; 1 x 50g skein in second colour;  6 mm (10/J) hook; yarn needle for sewing in ends
Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; beg = beginning; rep = repeat; sp = space; sk = skip; st = stitch; sl st = slip stitch
Gauge:  Each pattern repeat:  (dc, ch1, dc) and (dc, ch1, dc) again = 2”; 3.5 rows in pattern = 2”
Sizing:  Women’s
Actual finished size of sample shown:  35” x 12”
Difficulty:  Easy/Intermediate

Pattern is written in US terms, a conversion chart is included at the end.

Pattern:

I always begin cowls with a foundation single crochet, instead of a simple chain, as this keeps the edge loose.  If you have never worked a foundation single crochet, here is a link to a tutorial by the lovely Tamara Kelly of www.mooglyblog.com:  http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/

Row 1:  With 6mm (10/J) hook, work a foundation single crochet, as stated above, for a total of 90 sts.  [*Alternatively*, chain 91, sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and to the end.]  Do not turn.  Slip stitch to the beginning sc to make a loop, being careful not to twist the work.  (90)


Row 2:  Chain 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch1); dc in the same st; (dc, ch1, dc) in the next st; skip 4 sts; *(dc, ch1, dc) in next st; (dc, ch1, dc) in next st; skip 4 sts; repeat from * to the end of the row.  Slip stitch into the 2nd chain from the hook of the beginning ch4, then slip stitch over the ch1 and on to the next dc (the 2nd in the group of 4).  (15 groups of (dc, ch1, dc; dc, ch1, dc) (90)


Row 3: Working now in the top of the dc from the previous row, ch 4, dc in the same st; (dc, ch1, dc) in the top of the next dc, skip ch1, 2 dc, ch1, so that you are always working into the middle 2 dcs of each group of 4.  *(dc, ch1, dc) into next dc; (dc, ch1, dc) into next dc.  Skip ch1, 2 dc, ch1.  Repeat from * to the end, Slip stitch to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch4, then over ch1, to the next dc.  


Rows 4-5:  Repeat Row 3 twice more.  At the end of Row 5, slip stitch to the beginning ch4 and over to the 2nd dc of the group of 4, as before, change colour on the last sl st.


Rows 6-20:  Repeat Row 3, changing colour at the ends of Rows 7, 10, 11, 14, 16.  The repeat sequence after the initial single crochet row is 4, 2, 3, 1, 3, 2, 4.


Row 21: Ch1, sc around in each dc and each ch1; sl st to beg sc; fasten off and weave in ends. (90)

©AG Handmades 2016





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