Free Crochet Cowl Pattern in Spiral Rounds Crocheting by Kristin Omdahl
I love the texture of post stitches in a stitch pattern. However, when worked in the round, sometimes post stitches can get lost at the joins of the rounds because ch3 has to count for a dc. One way to eliminate this problem is to work a ch2 at the beg of each round and not count it as the first st. In this video, I show you step by step how to work this beautiful stitch pattern in the round for this free Crochet Cowl Pattern with thicker yarn for a quick and beginner friendly, easy crochet pattern. The results are perfectly textured post stitches in a honeycomb pattern throughout the entire project.
The pattern has a 10 stitch repeat. Using worsted weight yarn and an I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook, 8 repeats work well for a 20″ circumference cowl. And 3 repeats work well for a wristlet.
For this Free Crochet Cowl Pattern, I used
250 yds #4 worsted weight yarn
I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook
Gauge: 2.75″ wide per 10 stitch repeat
Finished sizes: 8″ circumference for wristlet, 20″ circumference for cowl
FPDC (Front Post Double Crochet): yo, insert hook from front to back, right to left, around the vertical post of the specified stitch, pull up a loop. You now have 3 loops on your hook. (Yo, pull through 2 loops) twice.
Wristlet (Cowl) Instructions for this Free Crochet Cowl Pattern:
Round 1: ch30 (80), slst to join in a ring. Ch4 (counts as dc, ch1), skip 1 ch, dc in next ch, skip 3 ch, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next ch, skip 3 chs, *dc in next ch, ch1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch, skip 3 chs, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next ch, skip 3 chs. Rep from * around, slst to 3rd ch of beg ch4 to join.
Round 2: Ch2 (does not count as st), FPDC around the ch3 at the beg of the previous round, ch1, FPDC around the next dc, skip 3 sts, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next ch1 sp, skip 3 sts, *FPDC around the next st, ch1, FPDC around the next st, skip 3 sts, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next ch1 sp. Rep from * around, slst to top of first st at beg of round to join.
Round 3: Ch2 (does not count as st), *FPDC around the next fpdc, ch1, FPDC around the next fpdc, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next ch1 sp. Rep from * around, but do not join.
Round 4: Ch2 (does not count as st), *FPDC around the next fpdc, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next ch1 sp, FPDC around the next fpdc, ch1, skip next 6 dcs. Rep from * around, slst to top of first st at beg of round to join.
Rounds 5 – 6: Ch2 (does not count as a st), *FPDC around the next fpdc, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next ch1 sp, FPDC around post of next fpdc, ch1. Rep from * around, slst to top of first st at beg of round to join.
Round 7: Ch2 (does not count as a st), *FPDC around the next fpdc, ch1, skip 6 dcs, FPDC around the next fpdc, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next ch1 sp. Rep from * around, slst to top of first st at beg of round to join.
Rounds 8 – 9: Rep round 3.
Rep rounds 4-9 for desired length. The cowl shown is 15 rounds tall.
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