By Anastacia ZittelÂ / http://anastaciaknits.net
Materials: approximately 75 grams (145 yards) for small cowl OR 110 grams (205 yards) for size large worsted weight yarn, size H crochet hook
Â Gauge: Â 1 shell = 2â€
Measurements: 8.5â€ wide (10.5â€ wide) by desired circumference
Â Abbreviations (pattern uses US terms):
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
shell: (dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc once more, all in same sc
Â Pattern note: Cowl is crocheted sideways & then seamed, & then the border is added, working seamlessly in the round. There are directions for two heights, & finished width is easily adjusted by working more or less rows.
Ch 26 (34).
Row 1: In 2nd ch from hook, sc. * Sk 3 ch, shell in next ch. Sk 3 ch, sc in next ch. Rep from * 2 (3) times.
Row 2 (wrong side): Ch 6 (counts as dc & ch 3), turn. * Sk 2 dc, sc in next dc. Ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3. Rep from * 1 (2) times, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, dc in last sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc in 1st dc. * Shell in next sc, sc in next dc. Rep from * 2 (3) times, ending with sc in 3rd ch of beg ch 6.
Rep rows 2 & 3 as many times as desired for width of cowl, & rep row 2 once more, for approximately 23 times for a total of 46 rows. End off.
Edging (you will now be working in the round):
Round 1: Pick up cowl with right side facing up, & join yarn with a sl st. Sc evenly around cowl, making sure you end up with a multiple of 8. Sl st to 1st sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc (do not turn). * Sk 3 sc, shell in next sc. Sk 3 sc, sc in next sc. Rep from * around cowl. End off.
Rep rounds 1 & 2 of cowl edging on other side of cowl. End off. Weave in ends, block, & wear with pride!
Many thanks to my testers, CollieGrl64 & crochetlady0506!
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