The block stitch crochet cowl features and easy repetitive stitch and self-striping yarn. You’ll want to make one if every color!
This pattern is part of the 2019 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along hosted by Marie from Underground Crafter in the CAL Central Crochet Facebook Group. Get your holiday crocheting done and use up your stash yarn too!
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This crochet stitch has just a 2-row repeat, which makes it easy to memorize. After your set up round, you’ll do a round of single crochets and chains. Then on the next round, you’ll double crochet into the chain spaces you made from the previous row. You just repeat those two rounds. This crochet stitch grows very quickly, making for a speedy project.
The yarn I chose for this crochet cowl was Red Heart’s Roll With It. This is a tweed-like self-striping worsted weight yarn with gradual color shifts. It is a little on the thicker side of worsted, more like Red Heart with Love than Caron Simply Soft, so keep that in mind if you are choosing a substitute yarn from your stash. Overall I found this yarn soft and easy to work with.
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Block Stitch Cowl Materials and Pattern Information
- 206 yds Red Heart Roll With It ( 5.29 oz/311 yds)
- 5.5mm crochet hook
- Needle to weave in ends
Gauge and Sizing
- Gauge: 6 dc x 5 rows = 2 in (in pattern stitch)
- Finished: 14in x 11 in laying flat
- I use US Terminology
- Fsc: foundation single crochet
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Sc: single crochet
- Dc: double crochet
- St(s): stitch(es)
- Sl st: slip stitch
- Ch 3 counts as 1 dc
- Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
- On the even-numbered rows be sure to keep your chain stitches between the single crochets loose
- This pattern uses foundation single crochet, alternatively, you can chain and single crochet for rnd 1.
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Block Stitch Cowl Free Crochet Pattern
Rnd 1: Fsc 95. Join with sl st to top of 1st fsc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1. *Ch 3 (loosely), skip 3 sts, sc in next 2. Repeat from * around until 4 sts remain. Ch 3, sc in last. Join to top of 1st sc with slst.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 4 dc in ch-3 space, *skip 2 sts. 5 dc in next ch-3 space, repeat from * around. Skip last 2 sts. Join to top of beginning ch-3 with sl st.
Rnd 4-24: repeat rounds 2 & 3 ending on a row 2.
Rnd 25: Ch 1, Sc in same st as ch 1 and evenly around placing 1 sc in each st and 3 sc in each ch-3 sp. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st.
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