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Tutorial: – How To Make A Crochet Cowl In Three Hours!!

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Last week I bought two skeins of Debbie Bliss “Roma” with a particular project in mind – a cosy cowl for myself.

As this only takes two skeins, I splashed out on this luxury yarn which is a beautifully soft mix of Merino and superfine Alpaca in a gorgeous shade, Duck Egg. At £8.95 per 100g ball it costs just under £18.00 to make which is well worth it considering the quality of the wool.

Even though I was writing the pattern as I went, I had the finished cowl around my neck within just three hours of hooking my first stitch. Not bad for an evening’s work, though I say so myself!

This was made possible by the use of super chunky yarn and a super sized crochet hook, the combination of which creates a loose textured cowl which drapes softly.

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There are lots of patterns out there but I had a go at designing my own as I went, combining several elements into one design and tailoring it to fit me exactly.

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I decided to use exclusively treble crochet (US double) to keep it simple and let the wonderful yarn take centre stage.

I also decided to make it wider at the bottom so that it would drape lower and keep my chest warm, but make it narrower at the neck for a snug fit to keep the wind out.

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Apologies for the slightly scary stare – that’s what happens when I take selfies!!! Anyway, you get the idea – a really cosy cowl to keep you warm on a cold day. So, without further ado….

COSY COWL PATTERN

You will need: –

2 skeins of any super chunky yarn (I used Debbie Bliss “Roma” in Duck Egg – £8.95 each from the Wool Warehouse)

12mm crochet hook

Tension: 7 stitches and 5 rows to 10 x 10cm

Instructions: –

Ch50 and join with a slip stitch into your first chain to continue working in the round.

Round 1. Ch3, 1tr in each ch to end. Join with a sl st into your first ch3 (50 st)

Rounds 2-4. Repeat Round 1 three more times (50 st)

Round 5. Start decreasing for the neck; Ch3, 1tr into next 12 stitches, tr2tog, 1tr into next 24 stitches, tr2tog, 1tr in each st to end. Join with a sl st (48 st)

Round 6. Ch3, 1tr into next 11 stitches, tr2tog, 1tr into next 23 stitches, tr2tog, 1tr in each st to end. join with a sl st (46 st)

Round 7. Ch3, 1tr into next 10 stitches, tr2tog, 1tr into next 22 stitches, tr2tog, 1tr in each st to end. join with a sl st (44 st)

Round 8. Ch3, 1tr into next 9 stitches, tr2tog, 1tr into next 21 stitches, tr2tog, 1tr in each st to end. join with a sl st (42 st)

Round 9. Ch3, 1tr into next 8 stitches, tr2tog, 1tr into next 20 stitches, tr2tog, 1tr in each st to end. join with a sl st (40 st)

Rounds 10-16. Ch3, 1tr into each st to end. join with a sl st (40 st)

Round 17. Ch2, 1dc into each st to end. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

Such a simple, quick pattern with only 17 rows of crochet – I think this cowl is definitely going to be made in various different shades for Christmas presents….!

Author: sewchet

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15 thoughts on “Tutorial: – How To Make A Crochet Cowl In Three Hours!!

  1. Absolutely love it, the colour is lovely and fits you like a glove definitely no draughty neck this year 😉

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  2. Lovely shade and your design works really well 🙂

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  3. Oh it’s beautiful! And that colour is gorgeous! Handmade scarves/cowls are the best 🙂

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  4. It’s gorgeous, I love the colour you picked, I might just have to try one myself! Look forward to picking the colour, that’s always the best bit!

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  5. Absolutely LOVE the color of this yarn! Do you have any tips or suggestions regarding where to start for someone that would like to learn to crochet? These would make absolutely wonderful Christmas presents!

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    • I’ve already made three more for Christmas presents! Why not buy some cheap yarn to practice with, Google “how to crochet” and have a go! That’s how most people learn nowadays; You Tube is also great for learning the techniques. This is the perfect first project as it’s only one stitch and makes up really quickly. Good luck!

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  7. Thanks so much for the pattern, I whipped one up this evening for a Christmas present for a lovely friend and it was very easy and very quick to do. I used a slightly smaller hook (as that is all I had) and just adjusted the number of stitches and just kept trying it on to work out how many rows to do. Brilliant, thank you!

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  8. Please tell me width and length Thanks .I making 2 now and I’m planning on another for my self . One is Black and White..Beautiful

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