The cowl pattern that I promised...it's super simple, great for a beginner but can keep an advanced crocheter interested. I made up this cowl and pattern for a class I will be teaching at Never Enough Yarn in Winchester VA! You can grab the pattern here or stop in the store and purchase 2 skeins of Baby Alpaca and get the pattern there too.
Please, please, please let me know if you run into any errors or questions about the pattern. This is the first that I have actually written up. :D p.s. I'll be holding a run through class with the owner Pam and knitting instructor Jennie this weekend...help me get used to teaching the craft before officially having the class.
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Use any bulky yarn or 2 strands of medium weight yarn to make this simple cowl. This project is great for beginners and easy to customize. Use 1 skein for a shorter cowl, make it a solid color or striped, use your imagination!
You will be crocheting in the round. You will join but not turn. Mark the beginning of each row with a row marker.
Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande (110 yds)
220 yds, 2 skeins in your choice of color
10mm (N) Hook
If working with a different yarn than recommended, make sure that your beginning chain will fit over your head leaving plenty of extra enough room. Remember that you want your cowl to be loose enough to pull up as a hood and still give plenty of coverage around your neck.
Ch 55 and join with a sl st into back of chain, being careful not to twist your chain.
Row 1: Ch 1, (working in back of chain) Sc in same Ch as joining. Mark stitch. Sc in each chain around and join to marked stitch.
Row 2: Ch 2, (counts as first Dc), skip st and Dc in each Sc around. Join with sl st to top of Ch 2. (55 Dc)
Row 3: Ch 1, (counts as first Hdc), skip st and Hdc in each around. Join with sl st to top of Ch 1. (55 Hdc)
Row 4: Ch 2, (counts as first Dc), skip st and Dc in each Hdc around. Join with sl st to top of Ch 2. (55 Dc)
Rows 5-6: Repeat Row 4
Row 7: Repeat Row 3
Row 8: Repeat Row 4
Row 9: Ch 1, Sc in each Dc around. Join with sl st to Ch 1.
Rows 10-17 Repeat Rows 2-9
Rows 18-23 Repeats Rows 2-7
Happy crafting! ♥