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.
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
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.
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.
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.
© Kathy Kelly 2012