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After crocheting simple blankets and scarves, I wanted to challenge myself to tackle something different with my needle and yarn. I love the feel of a soft chunky scarf so I searched for a cowl pattern that would give me that. I came across one I really liked at elletrain knits but modified it slightly to my liking. I used a jumbo hook size P, which is the largest crochet hook I could find at my local craft store. As for the yarn, I find anything with more than 20% of wool becomes a bit uncomfortable against my skin. Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick brand is a perfect with 80% acrylic and 20% wool. It’s still super soft and bulky and combined with the larger hook makes the perfect cowl! I can get 1 cowl out of 1-2 skeins of 108 yds of yarn depending on how wide I would like the finished product.
Here’s the simple pattern I used for anyone else who has some yarn and a bit of free time.
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
Join chain into a ring with a slip stitch, being careful not to twist the chain.
Round 1: sc in each chain around and join last sc to first sc of round with a slip stitch.
Round 2: dc in each dc on next round and join last dc to first dc of round with a slip stitch.
Round 3: repeat round 2 Round 4: sc in each dc in the back loop only. Join last sc to first sc of round with a slip stitch.
For the next series of rounds, continue by repeating rounds 2-4 until desired width is reached. The cowl shown above repeats rounds 2-4 an additional 2 times.
**For very last round, sc in each dc in both loops, join last sc to first sc of round with a slip stitch, bind off.
This project works up very quickly, giving an almost instant sense of satisfaction! I have my stack of cowls waiting for winter time to come around again.
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