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Topic: Crochet Chunky Cowl + Pattern  (Read 8665 times)
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« on: December 30, 2010 07:31:22 AM »

I've been seeing all these chunky cowl lately at places like The Limited, American Eagle, JCrew that I knew I'd have to make my own.  (Curse of the knitter/ crocheter/ diyer, right? ha)  They're the hot look for winter.

I've been making cowls left and right with super bulky yarn and I'm loving how fast they work up.  Most are less than an hour and take one skein of yarn.  You can't beat it!  I've written out the patterns for the cowl below, but you can find more info about them on My Blog: http://jjcrochet.com/blog/crochet-cowl-pattern-free-chunky-bulky-perfect-for-winter/

Worn loose:

Or doubled for a thick chunky crochet cowl:

Size P crochet hook (11.5mm)
100 110 yards of Super Bulky Yarn.  I used 1 skein of Lionbrand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Barley.

Special Stitches
FCH Foundation Chain (or single crochet chain): Chain 2. Insert hook in the first of two chains.  Yarn over, draw through loop (chain stitch just created). Yarn over, pull through two loops on hook. (Single crochet created). You now have two fch completed. *Insert hook in upper loop of stitch just created. Yarn over, draw through loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops on hook.* Three fch completed. Repeat from * to *across for desired number of chain stitches.

HHDC Herringbone Half Double Crochet. Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch. Yarn over, pull through two loops on hook. (This will be a little awkward, but its correct. You might have to use your left thumb and forefinger to really hold the stitches so you can pull through both of them.) Yarn over, pull through two loops on hook.

FCH 77. Do not join.  [If the foundation chain scares you, just do a regular chain - it won't make that much difference in your cowl.]

Round 1: Chain 2 (counts as first HHDC now and throughout).  HHDC in each stitch across. (77 HHDC)

Round 2: Chain 2, turn.  HHDC in the BACK LOOP ONLY of each stitch across. (77 HHDC)  Working in the back loops only creates a slight ribbed effect.

Repeat Round 2 seven more times.

Fasten off, leaving a 12 inch tail.  Lay piece flat in a long rectangle.  Grabbing either end, bring short sides together.  Add a twist by flipping the right side once.  Match up sides and whip stitch together.  Weave in ends.


To create the infinity loop in your cowl, instead of sewing the sides of your cowl together like this:

Right Side           Left Side

A                              A

B                               B

You should sew them together like this:

Right Side           Left Side

A                                B

B                                A

That's it - so simple, right?  I'd love to see any crochet cowls people make from this pattern.  Careful, though - it's addicting!
« Last Edit: December 30, 2010 07:49:40 AM by fantasticmio - Reason: please link to the specific blog post in the future! » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010 08:05:18 AM »

I keep picking up the bulky yarns but was not sure what I could make with them...this is great!

Thanks for the pattern...now I have an excuse to buy some of that yarn!

It looks lovely on you and warm!

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