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A Cowl is the perfect cool weather accessory, don’t you think? It’s just enough to give you a little extra warmth around the neck without all the bulk of a scarf or wrap and many of them have details such as buttons for a bit of extra interest. The Colorscape Cowl falls into this category. It’s simple and fun to work up and it has a nice “collar like” styling that is comfortable and looks sophisticated.
The texture in this cowl is achieved with a simple two row repeat that I’m just loving and the colorwork is all courtesy of the yarn! I used Red Heart Colorscape Yarn in the color Bangkok and I love the color transitions. I really enjoyed this yarn. It’s a #4 worsted acrylic, but it worked up more like a light bulky. The specs call for a 5.5 mm hook, but I went with something bigger for a bit more drape and softness.
Red Heart has a nice selection of new yarns this season.
Read my yarn reviews HERE to see my favorites!
Make the coordinating Colorcape Cloche for a stylish Autumn set!
Click the photo below for the matching cloche hat pattern.
- Worsted Weight yarn, I used Red Heart Colorscape Yarn, 187 yards per ball – 1 ball
- Crochet Hook – US L/8.00 mm
- 1 1/4″ Buttons – 2
- Tapestry Needle
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Gauge: 12 sc x 11 rows = 4”
Abbreviations (US Terms):
sc: single crochet
- Weave ends as you work.
- The beginning ch1 does NOT count as a stitch.
- Each row has 90 sts unless otherwise noted.
Row 1 (right side row): Ch91, sc in 2nd ch from hook, and each remaining ch to end.
Row 2: Ch1, turn, sc in first st, [skip 1 st, sc in next st, working around sc just made (the previous sc will be encased in the second one), sc in skipped st pulling loop to height of working row], repeat between [ ] until 1 st remains, sc in last st.
Row 3: Ch1, turn, sc in first st, [2sc in next st, skip 1 st], repeat between [ ] until 1 st remains, sc in last st.
Rows 4 to 18: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
Row 19: Ch1, turn sc in each st to end. Do not fasten off.
Row 1: Turn to work along short end of cowl, ch1, 2sc in side of first row, sc in side of each row to end. (20 sc)
Row 2: Ch1, turn, sc in each st to end.
Row 3: Ch1, turn, sc in first st, ch2, skip 2 sts, sc in each st until 3 remain, ch2, skip 2 sts, sc in last st – the ch2 spaces form the buttonholes. (16 sc + 4 ch sts)
Row 4: Ch1, turn, sc in each st and ch to end.
Row 5: Ch1, turn, sc in first st, [skip 1 st, sc in next st, working over sc just made, sc in skipped st pulling loop to height of working row], repeat between [ ] until 1 st remains, sc in last st. Fasten off.
Row 1: Join yarn in corner on opposite side, to work along short end, ch1, 2sc in side of first row, sc in side of each row to end. (20 sc)
Row 2: Ch1, turn, sc in each st to end. Fasten off.
Sew buttons in place as indicated in diagram below.
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