The Petoskey Lace Cowl was inspired by a knit cowl I seen a few years ago on Pinterest. This project kind of started off emulating that cowl but evolved into this pretty, feminine and romantic cowl instead.
It uses less than a ball of Lion Brand Scarfie and 6.5 mm hook and works up pretty quickly with just 16 rounds. It seams like when ever I make a cowl it is started from the bottom up, but this one you start at the top so the lace lays the right way at the bottom. I added some increases before the lace section so it would flare out a little bit because when I made it straight down, the lacy stitches just got lost in the rest of the cowl and I wanted it to stand out.
If you’re from Michigan you probably know just where I got the name for this cowl! Our state stone is the petoskey stone (which is actually a fossil) and this color of Scarfie reminds me of how it changes color across its surface.
It is also the name of a historic town along Lake Michigan in my state that is filled with cute little Victorian houses and I feel like this cowl fits right in with that aesthetic.
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- Less than 1 skein of Lion Brand Scarfie (5.29 oz/312yds) or similar #5 bulky weight yarn
- 6.5 mm/K crochet hook
- Needle to weave in ends
Gauge and Sizing
- Gauge: 11 stitches x 6 rows in alternating rows of back loop and front loop dc. = 4 inches
- Finished cowl measures: 15 in wide on non-increasing dc rounds x 11.5 in tall
- I use US Terminology
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Dc: double crochet
- Sp: space
- Sl st: slip stitch
- BLO: back loop only
- St(s): stitch(es)
-Ch 2 does not count as a stitch
-Ch 3 does count as a stitch
-Cowl is worked from the top down.
Rnd 1: Ch 80, Taking care not to twist, join to form circle. Ch 2, Dc in same ch as ch 2 and in each ch around. Join to top of 1st dc with sl st. (80)
Rnd 2-10: Ch 2, Working in BLO, dc in same st as ch 2 and in each st around. Join to top of 1st dc with sl st (80)
Rnd 11: Ch 2, Working in BLO 2 dc in same st as ch 2, dc 19, * 2dc in next, dc 19, repeat from * around. Join to top of 1st dc with sl st. (84)
Rnd 12: Ch 2, Working in BLO 2 dc in same st as ch 2, dc 20, * 2dc in next, dc 20, repeat from * around. Join to top of 1st dc with sl st. (88)
Rnd 13: Ch 2, Working in BLO 2 dc in same st as ch 2, dc 10, * 2dc in next, dc 10, repeat from * around. Join to top of 1st dc with sl st. (96)
Rnd 14: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (dc, ch 2, 2dc) in same st as ch 3, *skip 3 sts, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next, repeat from * around. Skip last 3 sts. Join to top of ch 3 with sl st.
Rnd 15-16: Sl st into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch 2 sp. (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each ch 2 sp around. Join to top of ch 3 with sl st. On last round finish off and weave in ends.