I made it super easy for myself to complete The Easy Peasy Cowl. The easiest part was that the stripy piece already was made 2 years ago, I just added a few extra rows, closed it and put an edging to it. It may not be the most perfect or pretty cowl ever but it fulfills its purpose and is already well worn. Surprisingly so as I am not really a pastel girl, but the mix between petrol and darker shades makes this a perfect cowl for me.
I know I promised a Give Away this week but I am sorry to say I am running out of time. I am overloaded with things to do before we head off to Sweden for a week to sign the contract on our summer house. So exciting! So bare with me. I am planning more than just one Give Away in the near future. Your chance will come. Until then I am happy to share this Free Pattern, I hope you will enjoy. This cowl is a perfect "Using up scraps" project. Use the softest and most loved yarn in your scrap basket for extra satisfaction. You won't regret it.
THE EASY PEASY COWL
Time approx. 3 hours or less
You will need:• DK Weight/8ply yarn, preferable soft and delicious to wear.
• Crochet hook recommended by the yarn.
• A pair of scissors.
• A darning needle with a blunt tip.
Finished cowl measures approx:
11,5 inches/29cm from bottom to top and 23 inches/58cm around
ch - chain UK/US
dc (UK)/sc (US) - double crochet (UK)/single crochet (US)
htr (UK)/hdc (US) - half treble (UK)/half double (US)
tr (UK)/dc (US) - treble (UK)/double crochet (US)
dtr (UK/tr (US) - double treble (UK)/treble (US)
st - stitch
Make 48 chains + 2 to turn.
[Make htr (UK)/hdc (US) in every stitch until end of row, chain 2 and turn your work]. Repeat [ ] and change color every 2 rows. Make a total of 28 double row stripes in different colors (that is 56 rows in total). You can of course alternate your stripes as you want; make 3 rows of one color, 1 row of another, 2 rows of a third etc... Use your imagination.
Fold your striped piece in the middle - front facing front - to form a tube, and stitch or slip stitch the sides together.
Join a yarn in the most blending in color with your stripes and chain 1 (does not count as a stitch), make dc (UK)/sc (US) in every stitch at the top edge of your tube, spreading your stitches evenly with approx. 4 stitches per 2 rows.
Change color to the desired edging color, join this yarn, chain 1 (does not count as a stitch) and make dc(UK)/sc(US) in every stitch all around your edge, close with a slip stitch in your first dc (UK)/sc (US).
Skip 2 first stitches and make following in next stitch; 2tr (UK)/2dc (US) - 1dtr (UK)/1tr (US) - 2tr (UK)/2dc (US) (counts as a shell stitch), skip 2 stitches and make a dc (UK)/sc (US) in next stitch. Repeat making shell stitches followed by skipping 2 stitches, 1 dc (UK)/1sc (US) all the way around, closing with slip stitch between your last and first shell stitch.
Join a yarn in the same color as teh edging on the top and chain 1 (does not count as a stitch). Make dc (UK)/sc (US) in every stitch at the bottom edge of your tube, spreading your stitches evenly with approx. 4 stitches per 2 rows. Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch) and make another row of dc (UK)/sc (US) in every stitch. Finish with a slip stitch in your first dc (UK)/sc (US) made. Fasten off all threads. Congratulations - your Easy Peasy Cowl is finished!