Quick & Easy Crochet Cowls

Quick & Easy Crochet Cowls

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ISBN-13: 9781573673587
Publisher: Annie's Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 03/31/2014
Pages: 16
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Stitches N Stuff is a yarn shop owned by Sue Childress and Frances Hughes. They are the coauthors of Dress-Up Fashions for 18-Inch Dolls, Easy Turtleback Jackets, Little One's Ponchos, Lots to Love Babies Doll Clothes, and Lotus Leaf Wraps, among other books. They both live in Longview, Texas.

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Quick & Easy Crochet Cowls


By Stitches 'n Stuff

Annie's

Copyright © 2014 Annie's
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-57367-359-4



CHAPTER 1

POPCORN Cowl

DESIGN BY FRANCES HUGHES


SKILL LEVEL

*** INTERMEDIATE


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Approximately 35 inches in circumference x 10 inches wide


MATERIALS

* Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo light (DK) weight bamboo/wool yarn (1¾ oz/104 yds/50g per ball): 4 balls #167 buff brown

* Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

* Tapestry needle


GAUGE

3 sc = 1 inch; 2 rows in pattern st = approximately 1 inch


PATTERN NOTES

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

Chain-4 at beginning of round counts as a double crochet and chain-1 space.


SPECIAL STITCHES

Beginning V-stitch (beg V-st): Ch 4(see Pattern Notes), dc in indicated st.

Popcorn (pc): 5 dc in indicated st, drop lp from hook, insert hook from front to back in top of first dc, pick up dropped lp and draw through all lps on hook, ch 1 tightly to lock.

V-Stitch (V-st): (Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st.

Beginning popcorn (beg pc): Ch 3, 4 dc in same st, drop lp from hook, insert hook from front to back in top of 3rd ch of beg ch-3, pick up dropped lp and draw through all lps on hook, ch 1 tightly to lock.


COWL

Rnd 1: Ch 90, being careful not to twist ch, join(see Pattern Notes) in first ch to form a ring, ch 1, sc in each ch around, join in beg sc. (90 sc)

Rnd 2 (RS): Beg V-st(see Special Stitches) in same st as joining, dc in each of next 2 sc, pc(see Special Stitches) in next sc, dc in each of next 2 sc, (V-st —see Special Stitches in next sc, dc in each of next 2 sc, pc in next sc, dc in each of next 2 sc) around, join in 3rd ch of beg V-st. (15 V-sts, 15 pc, 60 dc)

Rnd 3: Sl st in ch-1 sp of beg V-st, beg pc(see Special Stitches) in same sp, sk next dc of beg V-st, dc in each of next 2 dc, V-st in next pc, dc in each of next 2 dc, (pc in ch-1 sp of next V-st, sk next dc of V-st, dc in each of next 2 dc, V-st in next pc, dc in each of next 2 dc) around, join in beg pc.

Rnds 4–19: [Rep rnds 2 and 3 alternately] 8 times.


BORDER

Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, sc in each dc, pc and V-st around, sk ch-1 sps, join in beg sc. Fasten off. (105 sc)

CHAPTER 2

COWBOY Cowl

DESIGN BY SUE CHILDRESS

SKILL LEVEL

** EASY


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Width at top = 27 inches

Length = 25 inches


MATERIALS

* KFI Luxury Silk light (DK) weight silk yarn (3½ oz/252 yds/100g per hank): 1 hank #8 marigold, violet, sage

* Size J/10/6mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

* 190;-inch buttons: 5

* Tapestry needle

* Sewing needle

* Matching sewing thread


GAUGE

In pattern: [Tr, ch 1] 7 times = 4 inches; 2 pattern rows = 2 inches


PATTERN NOTES

Chain-5 at beginning of row counts as a treble crochet, and a chain-1 space unless otherwise stated.

Chain-4 at beginning of row counts as a treble crochet unless otherwise stated.


SPECIAL STITCHES

Shell: (Tr, ch 1, tr) in next st or sp.

Beginning shell (beg shell): Ch 5(see Pattern Notes), tr in indicated st.

Center shell: (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next st or sp.

Picot: Ch 3, sl st in top of last tr made.


COWL

Row 1: Beg at point, ch 5, shell(see Special Stitches) in 5th ch from hook (beg sk chs count as a tr), turn. (1 shell, 1 tr)

Row 2: Beg shell(see Special Stitches) in first tr, center shell(see Special Stitches) in next tr, shell in last tr, turn. (2 shells, 1 center shell)

Row 3: Beg shell in first tr, ch 1, tr in next tr, ch 1, center shell in next ch-2 sp, sk 2 tr of center shell, ch 1, tr in next tr, ch 1, shell in last tr, turn. (2 shells, 1 center shell, 2 tr)

Row 4: Beg shell in first tr, (ch 1, tr in next tr) across to next ch-2 sp, ch 1, center shell in ch-2 sp, sk 2 tr of center shell, (ch 1, tr in next tr) across to last tr, ch 1, shell in last tr, turn.

Rows 5–19: Rep row 4. (20 tr on each side of center shell at end of last row)

Row 20: Ch 4(see Pattern Notes), sk first ch-1 sp, (center shell in next ch-1 sp, sk next ch-1 sp) across to center shell, center shell in ch-2 sp of center shell, (sk next ch-1 sp, center shell in next ch-1 sp) across to last tr, tr in last tr, turn. (19 center shells, 2 tr)

Row 21: Ch 4, tr in ch-2 sp of next center shell, center shell in ch-2 sp of each center shell across to last center shell, tr in ch-2 sp of last center shell, tr in last tr, turn. (17 center shells, 4 tr)

Row 22: Ch 4, tr in next tr, tr in ch-2 sp of next center shell, center shell in ch-2 sp of each center shell across to last center shell, tr in ch-2 sp of last center shell, tr in each of last 2 tr, turn. (15 center shells, 6 tr)

Row 23: Ch 4, tr in each of next 2 tr, tr in ch-2 sp of next center shell, center shell in ch-2 sp of each center shell across to last center shell, tr in ch-2 sp of last center shell, tr in each of last 3 tr, turn. (13 center shells, 8 tr)

Row 24: Ch 4, tr in each of next 3 tr, tr in ch-2 sp of next center shell, center shell in ch-2 sp of each center shell across to last center shell, tr in ch-2 sp of last center shell, tr in each of last 4 tr, turn. (11 center shells, 10 tr)

Row 25: Ch 4, tr in each of next 4 tr, center shell in ch-2 sp of each center shell across to last 5 tr, tr in each of last 5 tr, turn.

Rows 26 & 27: Rep row 25. At end of last row, do not turn. Mark for RS.


EDGING

Working down edge of rows, ch 2, 4 hdc around post(see Stitch Guide)of turning ch, [4 hdc around post of turning ch of next row] 7 times, *sc around turning ch of next row, (3 tr, picotsee Special Stitches, 3 tr) around post of next row, rep from * 9 times.


POINT

(5 tr, picot) in next row, continue working on other side, 5 tr in next row (point made), **(3 tr, picot, 3 tr) around post of next row, sc in next row, rep from ** 9 times.


TOP SECTION

4 hdc around post of each of next 7 rows, 6 hdc in last row, working across top, hdc in each tr and each ch-2 sp across, 2 hdc in same turning ch as first hdc, sl st in top of beg ch-2.


BUTTON LOOP ROW

Sc in first hdc, (ch 3, sk next 3 hdc, sc in next 3 hdc) 5 times, sl st in next hdc. Fasten off.


FINISHING

Sew buttons on opposite side of top from Button Loop Row.

CHAPTER 3

BOHEMIAN Cowl

DESIGN BY SUE CHILDRESS


SKILL LEVEL

** EASY


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

33 inches in circumference x 8 inches high


MATERIALS

* Prism Windward medium (worsted) weight rayon/cotton yarn (4 oz/200 yds/113g per skein): 1 skein highlands

* Size G/6/4mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

* Tapestry needle


GAUGE

2 pattern reps = 4½ inches


PATTERN NOTE

Chain-5 at beginning of row counts as first double crochet and chain-2 space unless otherwise stated.


COWL

Row 1: Ch 34, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across, turn. (33 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each of first 3 sc, [ch 5, sk next 3 sc, sc in each of next 5 sc] 3 times, ch 5, sk next 3 sc, sc in each of last 3 sc, turn. (21 sc, 4 ch-5 sps)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sc, [ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc] 4 times, ending last rep with sc in each of last 2 sc, turn. (17 sc, 8 ch-3 sps)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc] 4 times, turn. (17 sc, 8 ch-3 sps)

Row 5: Ch 5(see Pattern Note), sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, [ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, ch 2, dc in last sc, turn. (20 sc, 2 dc)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, [ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc] 3 times, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch of beg ch-5, turn. (17 sc, 8 ch-3 sps)

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc] 3 times, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sc, [sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in each of next 3 sc] 3 times, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in each of last 2 sc, turn. (21 sc, 4 ch-5 sps)

Rep rows 3–8 until Cowl measures approximately 36 inches. Fasten off, leaving enough yarn to sew or sl st ends tog.

CHAPTER 4

SUMMER SORBET Cowl

DESIGN BY SUE CHILDRESS


SKILL LEVEL

*** INTERMEDIATE


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

31½ inches in circumference x 8 inches tall


MATERIALS

* Ella Rae Lace Merino super fine (fingering) weight 100% superwash merino wool (3½ oz/460 yds/100g per hank): 1 hank #39 melon

* Size E/4/3.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

* Tapestry needle


GAUGE

5 dc = 1 inch; 3 dc rnds = 1 inch


PATTERN NOTES

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

Chain-3 at beginning of round counts as a double crochet unless otherwise stated.


SPECIAL STITCH

Cluster (cl): Holding back last lp of each st on hook, 4 dc in indicated st, yo, draw through all 5 lps on hook.


COWL

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 160, being careful not to twist ch, join(see Pattern Notes) in first ch to form a ring, ch 1, sc in same ch, sc in each rem ch around, join in first sc. (160 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3(see Pattern Notes), dc in each of next 4 sc, ch 4, sk next 4 sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, ch 4, sk next 4 sc, (dc in each of next 5 sc, ch 4, sk next 4 sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, ch 4, sk next 4 sc) around, join in top of beg ch-3. (10 pattern reps)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 2, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 1, 7 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 2, (dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 2, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 1, 7 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 2) around, join in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 1, cl(see Special Stitch) in next dc, [ch 3, sk next dc, cl in next dc] 3 times, ch 1, *dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 1, cl in next dc, [ch 3, sk next dc, cl in next dc] 3 times, ch 1, rep from * around, join in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] twice, ch 2, *dc in each of next 5 dc, sc in next ch-3 sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] twice, ch 2, rep from * around, join in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 4, sk next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 4, (dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 4, sk next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 4) around, join in top of beg ch-3.

Rnds 7–22: [Rep rnds 3–6 consecutively] 4 times.


EDGING

Rnd 1: Sl st in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, 4 hdc in next ch-4 sp, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp, 4 hdc in next ch-4 sp, ch 3, sc in 3rd dc of next 5-dc group, ch 3, (4 hdc in next ch-4 sp, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp, 4 hdc in next ch-4 sp, ch 3, sc in 3rd dc of 5-dc group, ch 3) around, join in base of beg ch-3.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 5 dc in 2nd hdc of next 4-hdc group, tr in each of next 2 dc, 3 tr in next dc, tr in each of next 2 dc, 5 dc in 2nd hdc of next 4-hdc group, ch 3, sc in next sc, (ch 3, 5 dc in 2nd hdc of next 4-hdc group, tr in each of next 2 dc, 3 tr in next dc, tr in each of next 2 dc, 5 dc in 2nd hdc of next 4-hdc group, ch 3, sc in next sc) around, join in base of beg ch-3. Fasten off and block.

CHAPTER 5

AZURE SEAS Cowl

DESIGN BY SUE CHILDRESS


SKILL LEVEL

** EASY


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

10 inches wide x 28½ inches in circumference


MATERIALS

* Ella Rae Phoenix (worsted) weight 100% Egyptian mercerized Mako cotton yarn (3½ oz/182 yds/100g per skein): 2 skeins #23 aqua

* Size G/6/4mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

* Tapestry needle


GAUGE

7 dc = 2 inches; 3 rows in pattern = approximately 2 inches


PATTERN NOTES

Weave in ends as work progresses.

Chain-3 at beginning of row counts as double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.


COWL

Row 1: Ch 49, dc in 4th ch from hook (beg 3 chs count as a dc), dc in each of next 2 chs, (sk next 3 chs, 3 dc in next ch) 9 times, sk next 3 chs, dc in each of last 4 chs, turn. (9 3-dc groups, 8 dc)

Row 2: Ch 3(see Pattern Notes), dc in each of next 3 dc, (3 dc in 2nd dc of next 3-dc group) 3 times, sk last dc of last 3-dc group, dc in each of next 9 dc, (3 dc in 2nd dc of next 3-dc group) 3 times, dc in each of last 3 dc, dc in top of turning ch, turn. (6 3-dc groups, 17 dc)

Row 3 (RS): Ch 3, dc in each of next 3 dc, (3 dc in 2nd dc of next 3-dc group) 3 times, (sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc) 6 times, dc in each of last 3 dc, dc in top of turning ch, turn. (9 3-dc groups, 8 dc)

Rows 4–49: [Rep rows 2 and 3 alternately] 23 times.

Row 50: Rep row 2.

Row 51: Being careful not to twist piece and with WS tog, hold foundation ch behind last row, working through both thicknesses, sl st in each st across. Do not fasten off.


EDGING

Rnd 1: Turn piece having long edge at top, now working in rnds, with RS facing, working around outer edge, *2 sc around post of turning ch or last dc of each row around, join(see Pattern Notes) in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, working left to right, work reverse sc(see Stitch Guide) in each st around, join in beg reverse sc. Fasten off.

Joining yarn around any turning ch, rep on other outer edge.

CHAPTER 6

GOLDEN SPARKLE Cowl

DESIGN BY SUE CHILDRESS


SKILL LEVEL

** EASY


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Top: Approximately 30 inches in circumference

Bottom: Approximately 34 inches in circumference

Length: Approximately 26 inches


MATERIALS

* On Line Bandello medium (worsted) weight cotton/polyamide yarn (1¾ oz/88 yds/50g per skein): 6 skeins #7 taupe

* Size J/10/6mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

* Tapestry needle


GAUGE

4 hdc = 1 inch; 3 V-st rnds = approximately 2 inches


PATTERN NOTES

Weave in ends as work progresses.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

Chain-2 at beginning of round does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated.

Chain-5 at beginning of round counts as a double crochet and chain-2 space unless otherwise stated.

Chain-4 at beginning of round counts as a double crochet and chain-1 space unless otherwise stated.


SPECIAL STITCHES

Beginning V-Stitch (beg V-st): Ch 5(see Pattern Notes), dc in indicated st or sp.

V-Stitch (V-st): (Dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated st or sp.

Beginning decrease V-Stitch (beg dec V-st): Ch 4(see Pattern Notes), dc in indicated sp.

Decrease V-Stitch (dec V-st): (Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated sp.


COWL

Rnd 1: Beg at bottom edge, ch 120, being careful not to twist ch, join(see Pattern Notes) in first ch to form ring, ch 2(see Pattern Notes), hdc in each ch around, join in top of ch-2. (120 hdc)

Rnd 2: Beg V-st(see Special Stitches) in same st, sk next 2 hdc, (V-stsee Special Stitches in next hdc, sk next 2 hdc) around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-5. (40 V-sts)


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Table of Contents

Contents

Popcorn Cowl,
Cowboy Cowl,
Bohemian Cowl,
Summer Sorbet Cowl,
Azure Seas Cowl,
Golden Sparkle Cowl,
Stitch Guide,
Metric Conversion Charts,

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