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Simply Bold Crochet Cowl FREE Pattern

Simply Bold Crochet Cowl FREE Pattern

Simply Bold Crochet Cowl FREE Pattern: Double crochet in a spiral

by Kristin Omdahl

Crochet this super simple one-skein project in the round, without joining rounds! Learn how to crochet in a spiral with simple and clever beginning and ending tips.

This is an example of a few things. First, it is a yarn substitution tutorial. I took a simple double crochet in the round cowl I designed in Be So Fine (fingering weight yarn and D/3 hook) and converted the pattern for a much larger gauge with Be So Bold (worsted weight yarn and I/9 hook). Next, I decided to make the cowl a bit smaller as well. All of the math is spelled out in the video. And lastly, I also converted the pattern to be worked in a spiral instead of rounds, to avoid the joining and chaining where the rounds connect. This is a more seamless looking finished project and easy to do. This is also demonstrated in the video.
Follow along in Kristin’s YouTube video for even more tutorial help.

Simply Bold Crochet Cowl
Materials:
1 center pull ball of Kristin Omdahl Yarns Be So Bold; #4 medium, worsted weight yarn; color way Emma’s Morning Glories
NOTE: other worsted weight yarn substitution suggestions: Be So Brave Yarn American Merino Wool and Be So Tender Yarn organic cotton
I/9 (5.5mm) double pointed needles, a short circular will work as well
Tapestry needle or crochet hook for the band
Finished size: 20” circumference
Ch 68 (or a bit longer to ensure it will fit over your head. Good idea to check first!)
Round 1: slst to join in a ring, ch1, sc in same ch. Hdc in next ch, dc in next ch. Dc in ea remaining
chs around. Do not join!
Round 2: dc in first sc from prev round, dc in hdc of prev round, dc in ea remaining st around. Do not join!
Rounds 3 - 19 (or until you run out of yarn): dc around.
Finishing: hdc in next st, sc in next st, slst in next st. Fasten off.
Hand wash, block to finished measurements and let dry. Weave in loose ends.

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