Two strands of worsted weight yarn held together
Red Heart Super Saver in Buff and Aran
Size N/P 10.00mm Hook
Buttons if desired
Gauge isn’t crucial in this pattern, but it can matter depending on what yarn you choose. If you want to use a different weight of yarn and hook, just chain as many foundation chains as you would like at the beginning of the project. Wrap it around your neck and decide if that works for you. If you want a wider cowl, just keep adding rows as you go. My cowl measured approximately 30” long and 6” wide.
Row 1: Chain 61. Single Crochet in the first chain from the hook and in each chain across. 60 stitches, here and throughout the pattern–in each row. Chain 1, turn.
Row 2: Loosely slip stitch into each back loop of all of your previous row’s single crochets. The back loop is the furthest loop away from you as you are looking at it. This gives an attractive front chain to the right side of the cowl. Make sure to slip stitch into the top of the previous row’s chain 1 also. Chain 1, turn.
Row 3: Single crochet into each loop you didn’t work into the previous row, that is to work in the “underside loop” of that row of slip stitches. This is the row of stitches that you worked just into the back loop of in row 2, now you will be using the other loop that you had not gone into before. Chain 1, turn.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2
Row 5: Repeat Row 3
Repeat Row 2 and 3 until you have reached the width you desire. As you look at the cowl, I did enough rows to show seven of the slip stitch rows and then stopped. You can do as many or as little as you choose. I did 15 rows total and ended on a row 3.
At the end of the rows, I chose to chain 1 and single crochet across the bottom edge of the cowl that would be showing to give it a clean look.
Cut yarn and weave in ends.
I made my cowl closed with decorative buttons. You can choose to leave your cowl open and use the buttons to close it. If you choose to do that you might want to finish off the other end of the cowl with single crochets to have a more finished look.
I sewed my cowl shut along the edges and added fringe to the bottom part of the cowl. You can add as much or as little as you choose, or not add any at all. The look is for you to make your own. My buttons were bought on Ebay and they measure approximately 2” and are wooden. I tied them in back so they can be removed to change the look.
Pictures and pattern © by Denise Sattler/Spiffyniftyriffic@SpiffyHandmade