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Well after last week’s deceptively spring weather, winter decided to show back up with a bang. A good 6 inches of heavy, wet snow and an ice storm that knocked out our power for a couple hours during the night. Such weird weather lately, thunderstorms one night, and snow the next. On the plus side, I can keep my cozy winter crocheted accessories out for a while longer! Yay!
Today’s free pattern is for a cozy, lightweight and warm cowl. Good for winter but also light enough to wear on those chilly spring mornings.
I used Lion Brand’s Amazing yarn. I love this yarn. It is an almost fifty-fifty wool/acrylic blend worsted weight yarn. The yarn strand itself is a little on the thin side but it has this slight halo around it that definitely makes this a worsted weight. That halo is what makes this yarn feel so light.
The colors are what I really love about this yarn. They are stunning. It is a very gradual non-repeating self-striping yarn. The colors all blend so well together, even worked in the simplest stitches you would have a show stopper. No two skeins are the same.
- 2 skeins Lion Brand Amazing Yarn. (affiliate link) I used the colorway “Roses”.
- 6 mm hook.
- Tapestry Needle
Gauge and Sizing
- Gauge: 11 dc x 8 rows = 4 inches square in pattern
- Finished cowl measures 11.5 inches tall x 16 inches wide while layed flat
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Dc: double crochet
- Sk: skip
- Sl St: slip stich
- Beg: beginning
- St(s): stitches
Rnd 1: dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as 1 dc + ch 1). Sk 2 ch. 3 dc in next, *sk 2 chs (dc, ch 1, dc) in next, sk 2 chs, 3 dc in next repeat from * across. Will have 2 ch left at end of row, sk these chs. Taking care not to twist yarn, join to 3rd beg ch with a sl st. Use the tail to join the bottom.
Rnd 2: ch 3, 2 dc in ch 1 sp * sk 2 st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st. sk 2, 3 dc in ch 1 sp, repeat from * around until 5 sts left. Sk 2. 3 dc in next. Sk 1. Join to top of ch 3 with sl st.
Rnd 3: ch 1, sl st to 2nd st. ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), dc in same st as ch 4. * Sk 2 st, 3 dc in ch 1 sp, sk 2 sts (dc, ch 1, dc) in next. Repeat from * around. 3 dc in last ch 1 sp. Sk 1 st. join to 3rd beg ch.
Rnd 4-19: repeat rnds 2 & 3
Rnd 20: repeat rnd 2. Cut yarn, finish off and weave in ends.
Let me know what you think of this pattern in the comments!
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