~ cottony cowl ~

It took me a while to find the perfect project for a cotton yarn I love It took me awhile to find the perfect project for a cotton yarn I love...so delighted to have the finished piece come out as cottony, comfy and cozy as the yarn. It's great for embellishing too. 

Skill Level:
Advanced Beginner

~190 yards of worsted weight yarn
I used Lily Sugar n Cream Cotton to achieve the listed gauge and measurements.
I also recommend Galler Yarn's Inca Cotton which will produce a slightly larger piece.
3.75mm crochet hook
4.25mm crochet hook
stitch marker
yarn needle

13 rows by 15 stitches = 4 inches by 4 inches in half double crochet ribbing

Finished Measurements:
23 inches around by 6.5 inches high

Pattern Notes:
This cowl pattern is seamless and is worked in rounds from the bottom up.

Glossary (US Crochet Terms)

ch - chain

st - stitch
sk - skip
ss - slip stitch
mod fdn hdc - modified foundation half double crochet
bp sc - back post single crochet  (good video tutorial here)
hdc rs- half double crochet ribbing stitch (great tutorial here)
dc - double crochet
yo - yarn over

Modified Foundation Half Double Crochet:
Note: I modified the stitch because I wanted the elasticity without adding bulk and height. This way it's more suitable for the edging used in this pattern.

Stitch: yarn over, insert your hook into the loop farthest from your hook, yarn over, draw up a loop, yarn over, draw yarn through all three loops on hook.

Shell Stitch:
6dc in indicated stitch

Mark the beginning of each round.

Round 1 
Right Side
Using the 3.75mm hook, ch2, sc into second chain from hook (when looking at your work, your working yarn should slide back and forth through the loops of the previous stitch)
Make 86 mod fdn hdc stitches, do not fasten off 
(87 stitches)

Round 2
Note: With the right side facing you and being careful not to twist your work, continue to work around. The top loops of the stitches of Round 1 should be on top and will be pushed forward as you work. Although the working yarn will be coming from the bottom of your work, when you begin you will need to hold it up behind your hook.

Switching to the 4.25 hook, make one bp hdc in the first foundation sc, make one hdc rs in each mod fdn hdc around.
(87 stitches)

Rounds 3-18
One hdc rs in each stitch around
(87 stitches each round)

Round 19
Note: The extra stitches on this round are made so that the ends line up.
One hdc rs in next 93 stitches, do not fasten off


Note: The stitches for the edgings are made into the same loop of the indicated stitch as if making the half double crochet ribbing. 

Round 20 (Upper Edging)

Switching back to the 3.75mm hook, *ss, sk1, shell stitch, sk1* repeat as between ** to last three stitches, ss, sk1, shell stitch, fasten off and secure yarn behind first slip stitch, weave in end.

Bottom Edging

Still using the 3.75 hook, with the bottom up and the right side facing you, attach the yarn to the bottom loop of the first stitch of Round 1, sk1, shell stitch, sk1, *ss, sk1, shell stitch, sk1*, repeat as between ** until one stitch is left, fasten off and secure yarn behind first slip stitch, weave in end.


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Items made from this pattern are for personal use only. Items may also be used for gifts and charity projects. Copying the pattern and/or pictures in whole or part then publishing, selling or posting elsewhere is also not permitted. Thanks so much.