Chic Cowl

I started practicing a stitch with some of the left over yarn I have. And I turned it into a cowl.  It’s a lacy type cowl, perfect for the cool winters in California. Or those cool nights.  And it can also be converted into a hair piece that holds your hair back.

The great thing about the cowl is that it’s quick to make and you’re not using a lot of yarn. It’s  perfect to use up some of your left over yarn. And it’s a great quick last minute gift.

Last Updated – 7/30/2013; Evening Update  (Revision 4, all new revisions are in italics)

Materials

  • Yarn Used: Vanna’s Choice, Mustard (Worsted Weight)
  • 1.25 ounces of yarn
  • Size H Crochet Hook
  • Time 30 mins to 1 hour depending on your skill level and if you understand my directions 🙂

Key

  • FSC – Foundation Single Crochet
  • CH – Chain
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • SK – skip

Note: Pattern is multiple of 4, plus 3

Create a foundation chain of 59 FSC. I know there are several ways to make foundation chains out there. This is how I do mine: Single Crochet Base Chain.

Row 1: Chain 5, SC in  3rd chain. *Chain 5, sk 3 CH and SC in 4th chain; repeat from * to the end. Chain 5 then turn.

Row 2 has two different methods. Pick one and work that method all the way through.

Row 2 Method A: Chain 5, SC in 3rd SC, *Ch 5, SC in top of arch, repeat from * to the end. At the end of the row you will reach a ‘half arch’. The last SC should go into the top of half arch turning chain. Chain 5 then turn. Note: The top of the arch is the 3rd chain from the start of the arch.

Row 2 Method B: Chain 5, SC in 3rd SC, *Ch 5, SC in the middle of space of arch, repeat from * to the end. At the end of the row you will reach a ‘half arch’. The last SC should go into the top of half arch turning chain. Chain 5 then turn. Note: The top of the arch is the 3rd chain from the start of the arch.

Row 3 – 11: Repeat Row 2 [Either Method A or B] nine more times. You should have a total of 11 rows.

Row 12: 7 SC in each arch space all the way across, till the last arch, put only 3 SC in the last arch space. The last arch should be a smaller arch, Do not tie off.

Finishing: Fold piece in half, matching the holes. SC in each hole several times to join together all the way to the end.  Cut yarn, leaving enough to weave in the ends.

Converting into a hair piece

At the bottom of the piece weave a satin ribbon in and out of the piece.  Leave about 5 inches extra on each side. Once on your hair, pull on the ribbons to tighten and tie into a bow to keep tight. The ribbon isn’t really needed to use as a hair piece, but it helps keep it in place. You can easily put bobby pins to keep the hair piece in place.  But, the piece stays in place without the pins. 

This is my very first attempt to put what I did in writing. If there are any corrections or if you’re confused, please let me know. I’ll do my best trying to explain it.

If you make this, please link back to my blog. And please feel free to post your project in the comments.

Thanks!!

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