Crochet Pattern: Perpendicular Stripes Cowl

Free crochet pattern: Perpendicular Stripes Cowl in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn by Underground Crafter | Simple stitches highlight stunning yarn colors in this feminine, buttoned cowl. This is a great pattern for using up sock yarn scraps!I designed the Perpendicular Stripes Cowl in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock yarn as a pattern for Yarnbox. Simple stitches highlight stunning yarn colors in this feminine, buttoned cowl. This is a great pattern for using up sock yarn scraps if you don’t have access to this set of 5 mini skeins.

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This cowl starts with a band worked flat, alternating three colors. Then, the band is seamed and stitches are picked up along one side. The “body” of the cowl is then worked in rounds and includes stripes in five different colors.

Free crochet pattern: Perpendicular Stripes Cowl in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn by Underground Crafter | Simple stitches highlight stunning yarn colors in this feminine, buttoned cowl. This is a great pattern for using up sock yarn scraps!To finish, a border is crocheted around the bottom of the cowl and the raw edges of the band. At the same time, you’ll add a small buttonhole. This allows you to close up the neckline of the cowl.

Free crochet pattern: Perpendicular Stripes Cowl in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn by Underground Crafter | Simple stitches highlight stunning yarn colors in this feminine, buttoned cowl. This is a great pattern for using up sock yarn scraps!If you don’t love hat hair (and, really, who does?), you’ll love this last detail. It allows you to have a wide enough band that the cowl can easily be put on over your head without messing with your hair but at the same time, it lets you button up the cowl to keep your neck cozy when the weather is harsh.

Free crochet pattern: Perpendicular Stripes Cowl in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn by Underground Crafter | Simple stitches highlight stunning yarn colors in this feminine, buttoned cowl. This is a great pattern for using up sock yarn scraps!I used mini skeins, but this pattern is also a great way to use up sock yarn scraps. Change up the color combinations to make it your own!

Free crochet pattern: Perpendicular Stripes Cowl in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn by Underground Crafter | Simple stitches highlight stunning yarn colors in this feminine, buttoned cowl. This is a great pattern for using up sock yarn scraps!

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Perpendicular Stripes Cowl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Perpendicular Stripes Cowl in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn by Underground Crafter | Simple stitches highlight stunning yarn colors in this feminine, buttoned cowl. This is a great pattern for using up sock yarn scraps!Simple stitches highlight stunning yarn colors in this feminine, buttoned cowl.

 

Finished Size

  • Adult: 22” (56 cm) neck circumference x 6.5” (16.5 cm) long after blocking.

Materials

  • Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock String Quintet yarn (80% superwash Merino wool/20 % nylon, 4.5 oz/123 g/535 yd/489 m) – 5 mini skeins, or approximately 326 yd (298 m) in any super fine weight yarn.
  • US Size D-3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • ½” diameter sew-through button.

Gauge

  • 15 sts in pattern for Neck Band = 1.75” (4.5 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • CD – Color D
  • CE – Color E
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • For Neck Band, carry unworked yarn up side.
  • To make this cowl, you’ll start by crocheting a striped Neck Band flat in rows. After seaming the short ends of the Neck Band closed, you’ll pick up stitches along the long edge and begin crocheting in the round, so the stripes on the Cowl Body will be perpendicular to the stripes on the Neck Band. After completing the Cowl Body, you’ll add an edging to the other long edge of the Neck Band. Finally, a decorative button will allow you to tighten the Neck Band (after it’s put on over your hair) to keep your neck warm.
  • The color sequence used in this pattern is shown below.

Free crochet pattern: Perpendicular Stripes Cowl in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn by Underground Crafter | Simple stitches highlight stunning yarn colors in this feminine, buttoned cowl. This is a great pattern for using up sock yarn scraps!Pattern Instructions

Neck Band

  • With CA, ch 16 (or any even number of sts).
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 3 ch (counts as sc + ch-1 sp), sc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across, changing to CB in last yo of final sc. (15 sts)
  • Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as sc + ch-1 sp, here and throughout), sk first sc, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1 st; rep from * across, ending with sc in last ch-1 sp of turning ch, changing to CC in last yo of final sc.
  • Row 3: Rep Row 2, changing to CA in last yo of final sc.
  • Rep Row 2 (changing color in last yo of each row and picking up the next color that presents at the end of the row) until Neck Band measures approximately 21” (53.5 cm), working final row in CC without changing color in last st. Fasten off CA and CB. Do not fasten off CC.
  • Choose one side of Neck Band to designate as the right (front) side. With right side facing and using CC, work sl st join across short side of Neck Band on wrong side. (A tutorial for crocheting sl st seams is available here.) Fasten off CC. Turn Neck Band right side out.

Cowl Body

  • With right side facing, join CA with sl st to long edge of Neck Band at seam.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in side of each row across, covering yarn tails as you work, join with sl st to first sc. (159 sts, or a multiple of 3 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in next st and each st around, change to CD with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off CA.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, join with sl st to top of ch 3.
  • Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 3.
  • Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 2, changing to CE. Fasten off CD.
  • Rnds 6-8: Rep Rnds 3-5, changing to CB at the end of Rnd 8. Fasten off CE.
  • Rnds 9-11: Rep Rnds 3-5, changing to CC at end of Rnd 11. Fasten off CB.
  • Rnds 12-14: Rep Rnds 3-5, changing to CA at end of Rnd 14. Fasten off CC.
  • Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in same st and each st around, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off CA.

Finishing

  • With right side facing, join CA with sl st to unworked edge of Neck Band, ch 1, sc in side of each row across, covering yarn tails as you work, join with sl st to first sc. (159 sts, or a multiple of 3 sts)
  • Lay Cowl flat, with right side up and seam at center back. Position button approximately 2.5” (6.5 cm) from center front. With CA and yarn needle, sew button in place near top of Neck Band.
  • Approximately 5” (13 cm) from button, join CA to Neck Band with sl st, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3, sc in next st. Fasten off CA.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2017 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/2017/12/15/crochet-pattern-perpendicular-stripes-cowl. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Perpendicular Stripes Cowl, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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