©2012 Jennifer Uribe - twinstitches.blogspot.com - Rebecca Cowl
Inspired by one of my favorite blanket patterns, this cowl is flexible in length and width. Make it as long or short as you like. The pattern is based on a multiple of 6. Depending on the type of yarn you use, you should begin with a chain multiple of 6 that measures a minimum of 36 inches (92 cm). For example, using Charisma yarn, a beginning chain of 54 will result in a snuggly neck warmer. A beginning chain of 90 will give you a lovely longer cowl to showcase the pattern. Chaining a multiple of 6 that measures 60 inches will give you a cowl you can double over around your neck. Before you begin, decide whether you would like a longer or shorter cowl and make sure to measure your multiple of 6. My cowl is not wide as I live in a warmer climate. By continuing the pattern, you will have a thick, chunky cowl of beauty!
Loops & Thread’s Charisma Yarn OR two strands of Read Heart with Love yarn held together.
cluster stitch: Yarn over, insert hook through both loops of stitch below, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops of the DC. Yarn over, insert hook through both loops of the SAME stitch below, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through 2 loops of the DC. Yarn over, pull through all 3 loops remaining.
front post treble crochet: Yarn over 2 times, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of the corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop [yarn over, draw through two loops on hook] 3 times.
Gauge: Gauge is not important for this pattern, however, you should start with a chain multiple of 6 that measures at least 36 inches. Sixty inches for a cowl that can be wrapped twice around your neck. The pattern itself is loose and stretchy and you will want to avoid too tight of a chain.
Chain 54 (or other multiple of 6). Slip stitch the last chain to the beginning chain to form a circle. Make sure not to twist the chain.
Row 1: Chain one. SC in the same stitch and in each stitch around (54 sc or same number of scs as beginning chain). Slip stitch to the first SC to join. Do not turn.
Row 2: Chain 4. *Skip two stitches. In the third stitch, cluster, chain 1, cluster. Skip two stitches. In the next stitch, double crochet.* Repeat from * to * until you reach the final six chains. Skip two stitches. In the third stitch, cluster, chain 1, cluster. Skip two stitches. Insert your hook behind and around the chain 4 and slip stitch to form a front post stitch and complete the round. Do Not Turn.
Row 3: Chain 4. *In the chain 1 space between the two clusters from the previous row, cluster, chain 1, cluster. Front post treble crochet around the double crochet from the previous row.* Repeat from * to *until you reach the last cluster group. In the chain 1 space between the two clusters from the previous row, cluster, chain 1, cluster. Insert your hook behind and around the starting chain 4 and slip stitch to form a front post stitch and complete the round. Do Not Turn.
To make the front post stitch around the original chain four, insert your hook around and behind the chain 4 stitch and pull through a loop.
Use that loop to create a slip stitch. Then chain 3.
This will mimic a front post stitch and make your joining row invisible.
Row 4 - 5: Repeat Row 3. (Or continue row 3 to your desired height)
Final Row: Chain 1 and *single crochet in the next space, 2 single crochets in the chain 2 space. One single crochet in the next. Front post single crochet around the post from the row below*. Continue from * to * around. To join, front post slip stitch around the original chain 1. Chain 1. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Once complete, you can wear the cowl with the front post stitches out or flip the cowl so that the front post stitches are on the inside. It’s a double sided cowl!
©Jennifer Uribe - twinstitches.blogspot.com - Rebecca Cowl
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