You are invited to crochet a simple easy cowl with me.
By crocheting hdc stitches to the 3rd loops & leavening the front & back loops of each hdc st unworked, we will create the cowl pattern.
This easy cowl will be crocheted in rows using 2 threads of EVERYDAY LUX TREND anti pilling yarn, so the final result will be soft and fine.
If this yarn is not available at your area, you can use any other anti pilling yarn from 4=medium category for this project.
After finish crocheting the cowl, we will join it to a ring that will be wrapped around our neck twice.***This pattern suits EASY level***
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Materials For the Cowl
3 skeins of HiMALAYA EVERYDAY LUX TREND antipiling yarn #21814(100 g, 245 mt, 100% Anti Pilling Acrylic). You can use any other antipilling yarn from 4=medium category for this project
A 6.5 mm crochet hook – I recommend using the Susan Bates crochet hook
Stitch Markers – I used Knitpro Plastic Locking Stitch Markers
A tapestry needle to weave in all extra yarn
142 cm * 24.5 cm
10 cm * 10 cm / 4” * 4” = approx. 12 hdc & 6 rows.
Gauge is not crucial for this project. What really matters is that it will be soft and fine.
Abbreviations – US Terms
ch(s) = chain(s)
sl st = slip stitch
hdc = half double crochet
st(s) = stitch(s)
pm = place a marker
FL = front loop
BL = back loop
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
1. This pattern is written using US crochet terms.
2.This project will be crocheted in rows, using 2 threads of yarn. Since we are using 3 skeins, you should roll 1 skein to 2.
3.Ch 2 at each row beginning will count as a st.
4.At each row end, the total number of sts will be mentioned in round brackets ( ).
The photo tutorial is partially with the crocheted yarn and partially with a different yarn in a solid color in order to make sure everything is clear.
Row 1:Will be the RS of your project.
This row will be crocheted to the little bumps behind the chs,
1 hdc to the 3rd ch from hook & to each of next 28 chs (30 sts),
In the photo below you can see the marked first 4 little bumps where we will crochet in this row.
In the next photo you can see the view from the other side of the chs.
Since we will crochet to the little bumps behind the chs, they will look as unworked stitches.
Here is the completed row. The marked unworked sts will allow us to join the cowl with no trace later on.
Pm one of the sts so you will know this is the RS of your project.
In addition, pm the 1st “real” hdc (right after the ch 2) and the last hdc in this row, under both loops (this will help us crocheting the 2nd row),
ch 2 & turn.
Row 2:Will be the WS of your project.
This row will be crocheted to the 3rd loop of each hdc. This loop is located behind the st, under its both (front & back) loops.
In the photo below I marked the place where we should crochet the first 4 sts with needles.
Since we pm the last hdc st under its both loops, it will be quite easy to locate its 3rd loop – right behind the marker.
In order to make sure you crocheted to the right place, when turning your work, verify that both loops of each st will stay unworked.
In the photo below, I turned my work and you can see that if you will crochet to the marked places the sts will stay unworked.
1 hdc to each of next 29 sts (30 sts),
In the next photo the needle marks where you should crochet the last st in this row – behind the marked 2 loops (front & back) of the last hdc,
pm the 1st “real” hdc (right after the ch 2) and the last hdc in this row under both loops (this will help us crocheting the next row),
ch 2 & turn.
Rows 3-99: as row 2
TIP – How to count rows easily?
While the WS is facing you, each sticking out row from the begining counts as 2 rows.
After finish crocheting row 99, put the piece while its RS is facing you, and fold it according the photo below.
Join it to a ring by crocheting 1 sl st to each 3rd loop in last row and under each unworked st in the 1st row.
The fisrt 3 sts are marked with needles in the photo below,
ch 1 to secure,
Weave in all extra yarn and turn the cowl inside out.
Congratulations – your cowl is ready!!!