Free pattern: Popcorn Box Cowl #PopcornBoxParty2016

Popcorn Box Cowl free crochet pattern in Red Heart Baby Hugs and Super Saver by Underground Crafter #PopcornBoxParty2016 | This boho cowl is a quick and easy project. Mix it up with different color combinations to wear in different seasons!Although I’m fairly introverted in real life, there’s something about virtual parties that I really enjoy! So, when Laura Kelly mentioned she was looking for participants for #PopcornBoxParty2016, the fourth year of the Popcorn Box Blog Hop, I decided to join in.

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Red Heart.

The basic premise of the blog hop is this: Laura sent us a goody box filled with freebies from event sponsors, and we figured out something crafty, DIY, or recipe-ish to do with all or some of the supplies. So, what was in the box?

The first thing I start was to unwrap the World Market chocolate bar. (I needed some inspiration after all.) The personalized pencils from Oriental Trading were sharpened and then put aside near my planner. The Udderly Smooth hand cream (yay!) was used to keep my hands smooth while I was crocheting. (You can read my review of Udderly Smooth hand cream for crafters here.)

Then I started staring down the World Market popcorn box. It gave me a nostalgic feeling, and when I get nostalgic, I usually head straight for the 1970s. That’s when the color palette struck. I had some leftover bits of Red Heart yarn from two projects that were just shouting out 1970s once I put them together.

Popcorn Box Cowl free crochet pattern in Red Heart Baby Hugs and Super Saver by Underground Crafter #PopcornBoxParty2016 | This boho cowl is a quick and easy project. Mix it up with different color combinations to wear in different seasons!And, although fringe is a bit more 1960s, I thought it worked well. Now, for the failed part of the experiment. You know that I try to add a bit of yarn to everything in life, and, er, um, well…

Popcorn Box Cowl free crochet pattern in Red Heart Baby Hugs and Super Saver by Underground Crafter #PopcornBoxParty2016 | This boho cowl is a quick and easy project. Mix it up with different color combinations to wear in different seasons!…let’s just say that a popcorn box doesn’t really make a functional yarn bowl. It does work for purely decorative uses, however!

My testers had a lot of fun with this pattern, too. I particularly loved this child-sized Halloween-themed version by MixedKreations.

Popcorn Box Cowl free crochet pattern in Red Heart Baby Hugs and Super Saver by Underground Crafter #PopcornBoxParty2016 | This boho cowl is a quick and easy project. Mix it up with different color combinations to wear in different seasons! This version is by Mixed Kreations on Ravelry.Now, it wouldn’t be a party if you couldn’t join in the fun, so here’s how! I’ll be sharing my free crochet pattern for the Popcorn Box Cowl and underneath it you can find a link up to all of the other great projects, recipes, and inspiration from the other participating bloggers. Beneath that will be the (drum roll, please) Rafflecopter for some serious giveaway prizes. Enter through October 22, 2016 for your chance to win a $50 World Market Gift Card, a Sizzix Big Shot Machine (or Ellison Superstar) and Laura Kelly Dies (valued at $100), an Adorn It Planner Kit (Planner, Laura Kelly Papers and Stickers) (valued a $65), an Udderly Smooth Prize Pack with Hat and Mug (valued at $75), or aDIY with Laura Kelly Crafty Stash (Kunin Felt, Expressionery Stamp, Expo International Pom Pom Trims and Tombow Products) (valued at $100). Good luck!

If you make your own Popcorn Box Cowl, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, Google+ as +UndergroundCrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter.

Add the Popcorn Box Cowl to your Ravelry favorites or queue.

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Popcorn Box Cowl free crochet pattern in Red Heart Baby Hugs and Super Saver by Underground Crafter #PopcornBoxParty2016 | This boho cowl is a quick and easy project. Mix it up with different color combinations to wear in different seasons!Popcorn Box Cowl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50This boho cowl is a quick and easy project. Mix it up with different color combinations to wear in different seasons!

Finished Size

  • Adult: 21.75” (55 cm) long x 5.5” (14 cm) wide, excluding fringe.

Materials

  • Red Heart Baby Hugs Medium (100% acyrlic, 4.5 oz/127 g/247 yd/225 m) – 1 skeins in 4255 Orange (MC), or approximately 75 yd (68.5 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g/364 yd/333 m) – 1 skein ea in 313 Aran (CA) and 365 Coffee (CB), or approximately 50 yd (46 m) in ea of 2 colors in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • 4 (0.75” /2 cm) diameter) sew-through buttons.

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Gauge

  • 14 sts x 13 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • MC – Main Color
  • mod-tr – modified treble crochet – Yo twice, insert hook in skipped st 2 rows below, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Beginning in Row 2, fasten off and add colors with long yarn tails (approximately 8”/20 cm) to use as fringe.
  • Yarn tails used as fringe will not be woven in. To secure, ch 1 tightly when fastening off yarn and sl st tightly when adding new color.

Pattern Instructions

Cowl

  • With MC, ch 20, or any even number of ch.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next st and in ea ch across. (19 sts)
  • Row 2:.Turn, ch 3 (counts as hdc + ch-1 sp, here and throughout), sk 1 st, hdc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st; rep from * across. Fasten off MC.
  • Row 3: Turn, join CA with sl st to first st, ch 2 (counts as hdc, here and throughout), *mod-tr, hdc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and ea st across. Fasten off CA.
  • Row 5: Turn, join MC with sl st to first st, ch 1, sc in first st and ea st across.
  • Row 6: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 7: Turn, join CB with sl st to first st, ch 2, *mod-tr, hdc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Row 8: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and ea st across. Fasten off CB.
  • Row 9: Rep Row 5.
  • Rep Rows 2-9 until cowl measures approximately 21” (53 cm) or about 0.75” (2 cm) shorter than desired length.

 Form buttonholes

  • Row 10: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and next st, (ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st) 4 times, sc in next st, fasten of MC.

Assembly and Finishing

  • Choose favorite side as right/front side. Thread yarn needle with coordinating or contrasting color. Sew buttons to right side of Rows 1-3, positioning to line up opposite of buttonholes.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends of foundation chain and button thread to finish.
© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/10/16/free-pattern-popcorn-box-cowl/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Popcorn Box Cowl, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, Google+ as +UndergroundCrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter.

Add the Popcorn Box Cowl to your Ravelry favorites or queue.

Underground Crafter on RavelryIf you want an easy print format, you can buy an ad-free PDF version on Craftsy.

Underground Crafter on CraftsyCheck out the other projects, recipes, and inspiration in the Popcorn Box Party 2016 Blog Hop!



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Popcorn Box Cowl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Baby Hugs and Super Saver by Underground Crafter #PopcornBoxParty2016 | This boho cowl is a quick and easy project. Mix it up with different color combinations to wear in different seasons!

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