I love patterns that have a lot of texture. The solid stripes, formed by the single crochet stitches, coil upward and to the left while the chain stitches that form the open stripes appear to coil upward and to the right.
As written, the cowl is 12” across (lying flat) and 8” tall
The pattern is easily modified to be longer or taller.
Lion Brand Heartland (100% Acrylic; 251yds/230m, 5oz/142g) #98 Acadia
Berroco Vintage (52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon; 218yds/200m, 3.5oz/100g) #51106 Bubble
Premier Yarns/Deborah Norville Collection Cotton Soft Silk (78% Cotton, 22% Silk; 154yds/140m, 3oz/85g) #950-07 Lime
84 fsc = 27” (68cm) slightly stretched
12 rows and 2 pattern repeats (ie, two of the 3 sc and ch 4 sequence) = 4”
Here’s a partial chart so you can see what’s being done (and how easy it is!)
Please see our standard abbreviations.
Foundation Single Crochet (fsc)
When doing the last single crochet in each round, treat the slip stitch from the previous round as part of the single crochet it is worked into. Ignore the slip stitch by doing the single crochet over it and into the 1st single crochet of the previous round. Slip stitch in the next single crochet; place marker around slip stitch and into the single crochet that it was worked into.
Foundation Single Crochet (fsc)
Chain 2, insert hook in 2nd chain from hook; yarn over, pull up a loop; yarn over, pull through 1 loop (chain made); yarn over, pull through 2 loops (1st fsc complete).
Insert hook under 2 loops of previous chain made; yarn over, pull up a loop; yarn over, pull through 1 loop (chain made); yarn over, pull through 2 loops (fsc complete).
Repeat as required for total number of fsc.
An invisible join is used instead of a slip stitch at the end of round 28. By using the Invisible Join instead of a join with a slip stitch, the link of the 1st & last stitches of the round look like a continuation of the stitches.
Fasten off and leave a long (4”/10 cm) tail. Insert hook from back to front under both loops of first single crochet; yarn over with the yarn tail, pull through.
Cowl can be made larger or smaller by doing the fsc in any multiple of 6.
Rnd 1: Fsc 84, sl st to 1st st (being careful to not twist the foundation) 27” slightly stretched
Rnd 2: Ch1, sc in next sc and each st around to sl st from previous round; sc over sl st and into the 1st sc of the previous rnd; sl st in next sc, place marker around sl st and into the sc (move marker up on each rnd)
Rnd 3: Ch1, sc in next sc (not the one with the sl st), [ch4, sk 3 sts, sc in next 3 sc] 13 times, ch4, sk 3 sts, sc in next sc, sc over sl st and into the 1st sc of the previous rnd (the sc with the marker); sl st in next sc; move marker
Rnd 4: Ch1, [sc in ch4-sp, ch4, sk 1 sc, sc in next 2 sc] 13 times; ch 4, sk 1 sc, sc in next sc; sc over sl st and into the 1st sc of the previous rnd (the sc with the marker); sl st in next sc; move marker
Rnds 5-25: Repeat rnd 4
Cowl height can be modified by adding/subtracting repeats of Round 4.
Note that in this next round there is a ch3 instead of a ch4 between the 3 sc.
Rnd 26: ch1, [sc in ch4-sp, ch3, sk 1 sc, sc in next 2 sc] 13 times; ch 3, sk 1 sc, sc in next sc; sc over sl st and into the 1st sc of the previous rnd (the sc with the marker); sl st in next sc; move marker
Rnd 27: ch1, [3 sc in ch3-sp; sc in next 3 sc] 13 times; 3 sc in ch3-sp, sc in next 2 sc; sc over sl st and into the 1st sc of the previous rnd (the sc with the marker); sl st in next sc; move marker
Rnd 28: ch1, sc in each sc around; sk sl st; invisible join in 1st sc of round
Fasten off and weave in ends
Lightly block as desired
ABOUT THE DESIGNER: MARGO BAUMAN
Margo Bauman – aka flyingflower on Ravelry – learned to crochet from her Grandmother. While she occasionally spent some time working on crochet projects while growing up, and later in college, she didn’t devote much time to it until the 2000’s. Since then, she has won a considerable number of 1st place ribbons at the St. Mary’s County Fair for her exceptional work. Her beautiful crochet pieces can be seen at the woman’s cooperative called Fuzzy Farmers Market in Leonardtown MD.
Over the past few years, Margo has created a number of original designs. Her very first pattern, Oh, Honey! Tunisian Spa Cloth, was released as a free pattern on Ravelry in March 2015. Later that year it was a Crochet Awards (aka the Flamies) Judges Nominee.