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One skein of DK weight yarn and simple stitches are combined in this easy, lightweight crochet cowl pattern. The lacy crochet stitches make this cowl feel feminine and elegant.

Ashland Lightweight Crochet Cowl Pattern

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One skein of DK weight yarn and simple stitches are combined in this easy, lightweight crochet cowl pattern. The lacy crochet stitches make this cowl feel feminine and elegant.

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Ashland was born out of the desire to update one of my old crochet patterns that featured a discontinued yarn and some not that great photos. It was one of my first patterns (we all have to start somewhere, right?).

Crochet cowls are usually one skein crochet patterns, which makes them great for on the go. I also like to make them as palette cleansers or breaks from big projects. They are quick and satisfying to make and easy to wear. Just toss it on and head out the door.

Ashland Crochet Cowl Pattern Information

Ashland Cowl | Easy Crochet Pattern

Materials Needed

  • 240 yds Luna Gray Fiber Arts Zeta (85% Polworth Wool / 15% silk, 289 yds/100g) or similar #3/DK weight yarn. Color Shown = Araucana
  • 4.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors and Tapestry Needle

This yarn is a really pretty semi-solid hand-dyed yarn from Luna Grey Fiber Arts. It’s her Zeta base, which is an 85% Polwarth Wool & 15% Silk blend. It’s listed as a DK weight and has about 289 yds per 100g. I love the drape and subtle sheen of this yarn.

I just love this blue color! Its called Araucana, which is actually a breed of chicken we used to raise when I was growing up. Their eggs are this color.

If you are looking for a substitute I would try one of these:

You could use a light worsted weight yarn for this cowl as well, but just keep in mind your finished project will come out a little bigger.

One skein of DK weight yarn and simple stitches are combined in this easy, lightweight crochet cowl pattern. The lacy crochet stitches make this cowl feel feminine and elegant.

Gauge and Sizing

Gauge (unblocked): 4 groups x 6 rows = 3 inches

            -1 group = 1- (dc-ch 1-dc) or (3 dc in ch space) in pattern

Finished size (unblocked): 8.5 in tall x 15 in wide laying flat

Abbreviations

I use US Terminology

  • Ch(s): chain(s)
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Sl St: slip stitch
  • Beg: beginning
  • St(s): stitches

You only need to know basic crochet stitches for this cowl. Besides making chains and the slip stitches at the end of each round all you need to know is double crochet!

Notes: Tips for Crocheting the Ashland Cowl

Cowl is worked in joined rounds

Ch 3 counts as a dc

Ch 4 counts as 1 dc + ch 1

Be sure not to work your foundation chain too tight. Sometimes it helps to go up a hook size for just the foundation chain.

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Ashland Cowl Crochet Pattern

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Ch 118 to start

Rnd 1: dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as 1 dc + ch 1). Skip 2 chs. 3 dc in next, *skip 2 chs, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next, skip 2 chs, 3 dc in next repeat from * across. Will have 2 chs left at end of row, skip these chs. Taking care not to twist yarn, join to 3rd beg ch with a sl st. Use the tail to join leftover 2 chs to base of rnd 1.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in ch 1 space * skip 2 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st. skip 2 sts, 3 dc in ch 1 space, repeat from * around until 5 sts left. Skip 2 sts. 3 dc in next. Skip 1. Join to top of ch 3 with sl st.

Rnd 3: Sl st to 2nd st. Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), dc in same st as ch 4. * Skip 2 sts, 3 dc in ch-1 space, skip 2 sts (dc, ch 1, dc) in next. Repeat from * around. 3 dc in last ch 1 space. Skip 1 st. Join to 3rd beg ch with sl st

Rnd 4-11: repeat rnds 2 & 3

Rnd 12: Ch 3, dc in each st and ch-1 space around. Join to top of ch 3 with sl st.

Rnd 13: Sl st into 2nd st. Ch 3, 2 dc in same st as ch 3, *skip 2 sts (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st. Skip 2 sts. 3 dc in next. Repeat from * around until 4 sts remain. Skip 2 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next. Skip last st and beg ch 3, join to top of 1st dc with sl st.

Rnd 14: Repeat rnd 3

Rnd 15: Repeat rnd 2

Rnd 16: repeat rnd 12

Rnd 17: Sl st to 2nd st. Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), dc in same st as ch 4. * Skip 2 sts, 3 dc in next, skip 2 sts (dc, ch 1, dc) in next. Repeat from * around until 4 sts remain Skip 2 sts, 3 dc in next. Skip 1 st. Join to 3rd beg ch with sl st

Rnd 18: Repeat Rnd 2. Finish off and weave in ends. Block if desired. 

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