Chi-Town Crochet Cowl

Chi-Town Crochet Cowl
by Kathy Kelly

Yarn: 1 skein Lamb’s Pride Worsted 190 yards
Size K 6.5 mm hook, or size to achieve a relaxed stitch and flexible fabric, gauge is not important.
darning needle
This pattern uses a multiple of 4 + 1 stitches.
Example is 30” long and 8” wide, joined with a single twist to make a moebius.

Stitch abbreviations U.S. Terminology used
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sp = space
sk st = skip stitch

Instructions
Make enough chains so that when the ends are joined it will easily fit over your head. Be sure the final number is a multiple of 4 + 1.  (I chained 81).
Note: When working dc rows do not work into 1st stitch directly underneath turning ch. Ch 3 turning chain counts as a dc throughout.

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook and each chain across. (If you started with 81 ch you should have 79 stitches. Be sure you have an odd number of stitches.) Turn.
Check again to make sure this fits easily over your head and that it is the desired length.
Row 2: ch 1, sc in first dc and each dc across ending with a sc in top of turning ch from previous row. Turn.
Row 3: ch 3, dc in each sc across skipping the first sc under ch just made. Turn.
Row 4: ch 4, skip one stitch, dc in next stitch, (ch 1, skip one stitch, dc in next stitch) repeat across ending with a dc in top of turning ch of previous row. Turn.
Row 5: ch 3, (dc in ch 1 sp, dc in next dc) repeat across ending with a dc in ch 4 sp and a dc in 3rd ch of ch 4 of previous row. Turn.
Row 6: ch 1, sc in each stitch across ending with a sc in top of turning ch of previous row.
Row 7: ch 3, dc in each stitch across.
Repeat rows 4-7 two more times or until desired width is reached.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends and block. Whip stitch the ends together to form a ring. Or, if you’d like a moebius, give one end a single twist and then stitch the ends together.

Options:
You may make this as a straight scarf by beginning with more chains (be sure your chain is a multiple of 4 + 1).  For a skinny scarf do just one repeat of rows 4-7.
If you want this to be a wider cowl you may add an extra repeat of rows 4-7.
To make a cowl that wraps around your neck twice, chain more and check to be sure the chains easily fit over your head when doubled. If you do this you’ll need extra yarn.
You may substitute other weights of yarn using an appropriate sized hook. The amount of yarn needed will vary depending on the weight of the yarn used.

Chi-Town Crochet Cowl © 2012 Kathy Kelly

You may use this pattern for your personal projects. Please do not teach this pattern without my permission. Feel free to link to this page and to credit me as the author of the pattern.

Here are some links in case you need help with how to block your work, and how to whip stitch.

© Kathy Kelly 2012

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18 Responses to Chi-Town Crochet Cowl

  1. Reblogged this on TheCrochetingMomsCorner and commented:
    I love this pattern, I think I may take a break on all my baby hats and make this for me :)

  2. Susan says:

    Bought my first alapaca fiber and looking for a simple but elegant project to get back into my handi work. I picked this! Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Karen Castaneda says:

    Making this for my BFF that lives in Chicago ;-) super cute pattern-I know she’ll love it! Tx for sharing!

  4. lee says:

    wonderful– a fellow Midwesterner who crochets!

  5. marissafh says:

    Nice. Will add to my collection and try this.

  6. Shannon says:

    Making it right now!

  7. Barb Holland says:

    To have your repeat of 4-7 facing the correct way, you would need a row of sc (or whatever) between them.

  8. rachaeles says:

    Reblogged this on & press seams open and commented:
    Think I might dust off the hooks and delve into the stash for this!

  9. Lynne says:

    Thanks so much for sharing. I think I will go ahead and attempt this very cute pattern today. Threw my knitting needles across the room after starting a pattern that looks so easy, but for some reason I have started it 5 times now., and ripped it out 5 times. I’ll save that for another day.. Time to relax a bit and pick up a crochet hook.

  10. meemaw crochets says:

    Thanks for sharing this pattern! It is very versatile and love the purple:)

  11. HenBren says:

    Thank you for sharing!

  12. Katie says:

    Wonderful and simple. I made mine in a few hours

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  14. Taxandria says:

    This is one of my very favorite patterns and so elegant and beautiful. Thank you, I really enjoyed making this and will make another. (Taxandria on Ravelry)

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