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The Mimi Cowl was designed for the Scarf Of The Month Club hosted by Oombawka Design and The Stitchin’ Mommy and I’m so excited to have been included! The Scarf Of The Month Club is a fun, year long crochet along offering new free crochet scarf patterns from Rhondda, Amy, and 6 guest designers!
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I made my sample in Red Heart Chic Sheep #4 weight yarn. This yarn is soft, 100% Merino Wool, comes in 24 vibrant colors and is machine washable! I love the stitch definition in this yarn.
Of course, you could choose from a wide variety of yarns for this cowl.
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The Mimi Cowl is full of texture and dimension and I love the way the yarn enhances the design! The ‘knit look’ body of the cowl is made using a one row repeat that is so easy, you will be pleasantly surprised. The cowl neckline and edging also resemble a knit look ribbing – how tricky! Be sure not to work the slip stitches tightly or you will likely be frustrated!
I love the classic look of a creamy colored cowl or scarf, but this cowl would look good in so many colors and the design and style is timeless.
The Mimi Cowl is so easy to wear too. Just pull it over your head – no buttons, no pins, no fuss, no muss!
Size: 23” around neck x 15” wide
- Worsted Weight (#4) yarn, I used Red Heart Chic Sheep (186 yards per ball) – 2.5 balls used
- Hook J/6.00 mm
- Tapestry needle for weaving ends
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Gauge: 18 sts x 19 rows in pattern = 4” ; pattern is [sl st 1, hdc 1] in back loop only, turn and repeat at end of each row.
Abbreviations (US Terms):
hdc: half double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
How to work in the Back Loop and Third Loop
- Weave ends as you work.
- Beginning ch1 does NOT count as a stitch.
- Repeat instructions in [ ] the number of times indicated.
- Work all stitches in the back loop only, unless otherwise noted.
- Work slip stitches loosely.
Mimi Cowl Instructions — Show it some love on Ravelry
Beginning chain = multiple of 2 + 1 – adjust the beginning chain if you prefer a shorter or longer cowl.
Row 1 (Right Side Row): Ch67, working in back bump, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch to end. (66 stitches throughout)
Work all stitches from here forward in the back loop only, unless otherwise noted.
Row 2: Ch1, turn, sl st 6 sts, [sl st 1, hdc 1] 22 times, sl st 16 sts (cowl side).
Row 3: Ch1, turn, sl st 16 sts, [sl st 1, hdc 1] 22 times, sl st 6 sts.
Row 4: Ch1, turn, sl st 6 sts, [sl st 1, hdc 1] 22 times, sl st 16 sts.
Row 5: Ch1, turn, hdc 16 sts, [sl st 1, hdc 1] 22 times, hdc 6 sts.
Repeat Rows 2 to 5 until piece measures 22 inches or desired width at neckline.
Repeat Rows 2 to 4 once.
Last Row: Ch1, turn, sc in each st to end. Fasten off.
Assembly: With wrong sides touching, match stitches from cowl side. Using a length of yarn slip stitch the seam closed from the end for approximately 7”. Fasten off. Turn cowl over to form neckline.
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