To continue the (Inter)National Crochet Month festivities, I’m sharing a guest post from Angela Plunkett from Little Monkeys Designs. This is the first time I’m sharing a free crochet pattern by another designer on Underground Crafter, so let’s give Angela a warm welcome.
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Angela Plunkett is a crochet designer, maker, and Etsy shop owner. Angela has a great interest in sustainability, so she works exclusively with eco-friendly yarn mills. (You can learn more about eco-friendly yarns in this guest post by Lindsay Lewchuk.) While you can use any yarn you prefer with Angela’s patterns, you can also purchase DIY Yarn and Pattern Kits from her if you can’t find eco-friendly yarns locally. Angela sells patterns and kits on her website, Little Monkeys Designs, as well as on Etsy at Little Monkey Shop.
Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Designs
9” (23 cm) height x 25” (63.5 cm) circumference
- Laramie by Mountain Meadow Wool ~ 3 oz or 168 yds ~ 2 colors
- Crochet Hook – US Size J-10 (6 mm)
- 3 Buttons – 1 3/16” or similar size
- ch – chain
- st – stitches
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- sk – skip
- tch – turning chain
- Wattle stitch – (sc, ch 1, dc) in same stitch
- To increase or decrease the size of the cowl, increase or decrease number of beginning stitches in multiples of 12.
- To increase or decrease the height of the cowl, increase or decrease the number of row repeats in multiples of 4.
- Color A (grey)
- Row 1: Ch 90. Starting in 3rd chain from hook *(sc, ch1, dc) in next chain, sk 2 ch*, repeat *-* across row to last ch, sc in last chain. Turn.
- Row 2: Ch 1 loosely (counts as a sc), sk 1st sc and next dc, *(sc, ch 1, dc) into next ch1 space, sk next sc and next dc*, repeat *-* across row to last ch space, (sc, ch 1, dc) into next ch1 space, sk last sc, sc in tch (beginning ch 1 from previous row). Turn.
- Rows 3-24: Repeat Row 2. Don’t fasten off.
- Change to Color B (cream), working along the top of the cowl: *(Ch 3, 2 dc) in same stitch, skip 2 chs, sc in next ch*, repeat *-* across top of cowl. When you get to the end, work same stitch pattern down the side using the loops at the end/beginning of each row as a stitch. Spread them out – you should have 8 (Ch 3, 2 dc) down the side.
- Fasten off and weave in ends.
- Sew buttons on opposite end of cowl. Use space between your stitches for your buttonholes.