I’m excited to introduce Jessica from Of Knitting as a new guest contributor to Underground Crafter! Today, Jessica is sharing a crochet cowl pattern, the Sunday Stroll Cowl. This project looks dramatic but it’s much simpler to make than you would think.
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About Of Knitting
Like so many others, my love of all things yarn came from my mother at a young age. After retiring she decided to open a yarn shop in a small tourist town. A new world of yarn and design was opened as a result. I started creating my own patterns for the shop focusing on trendy items that could be worn every day. I love to use simple stitches and techniques to create the illusion of a more advanced piece. Of Knitting blog was created as a place to share these patterns along with tips and techniques. Most of my knitting is done from my little a-frame in central Pennsylvania where I live with my boyfriend and our dog.
Sunday Stroll Cowl
Crochet Cowl Pattern by Of Knitting
The Sunday Stroll is the perfect fall cowl with a little twist (or slant in this case!) in colors that compliment both each other and any fall wardrobe.
It is a fun, easy crochet cowl pattern that is crocheted completely, and the slanted slip stitches are added at the end.
Front and Back Post Double Crochet stitches create the ribbing at the top and bottom with the body of the cowl being a moss or linen stitch.
For another easy, fun fall cowl check out the Adley Crochet Cowl on the Of Knitting Blog.
- This pattern is worked in the round with the cowl being completed and the slanting stripes added at the end.
- The top and bottom rib stitch rows are joined at the end of every row with a slip stitch, while the middle section is crocheted in one continuous round. You may wish to use a stitch marker and move it up each round.
- The Chain 2 in the beginning of the ribbing rows will act as a Double Crochet stitch and will be where the rows join.
- Pattern uses US crochet abbreviations.
- 2 Skeins Wool of the Andes Worsted in Icicle Heather 110 yds each (COLOR A)
- 2 Skeins Wool of the Andes Worsted in Lake Ice Heather 110 yds each (COLOR B)
- Crochet Hook Size I-9 (5.5mm) or J-10 (6mm)
- Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends
- BPDC- Back Post Double Crochet – Yarn over and insert hook from back to front between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below, and then from front to back again between the posts of the second and third stitches. Yarn over, draw the yarn around the post of the stitch. Yarn over and draw the yarn through two loops on the hook twice.
- CH- Chain
- DC- Double Crochet
- FPDC- Front Post Double Crochet – Yarn over and insert hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below, and then from back to front again between the posts of the second and third stitches. Yarn over, draw the yarn around the post of the stitch. Yarn over and draw the yarn through two loops on the hook twice.
- RND(S)- Round(s)
- SC- Single Crochet
- SL ST- SL ST
- ST- Stitch
- Approx: 27 inches (68.5 cm) around x 11.5 inches (29 cm) tall
- In Color A
- CH 98, join in the round with a SL ST
- RND 1: DC in each ST around, SL ST to first DC to join
- RND 2: CH 2, FPDC in the next DC, *BPDC, FPDC*, repeat *-* around, SL ST to first DC to join
- RNDS 3-5: Repeat RND 2
- Change to Color B
- RND 6: CH 1, SC into the next ST, CH 1, skip 1 ST, *SC into next ST, CH 1, skip 1 ST* repeat *-* around
- You do not need to join at the end of the round, just keep going in one continuous round
- Repeat RND 6 until you have 34 RNDS
- Change to Color A
- Repeat RNDS 1-5
- Weave in all current ends
Slip Stitch Slant
- The slant is created by crocheting slip stitches through diagonally adjacent chain spaces.
- With Color A
- Start by placing your yarn in the back of the stitches you will be working with.
- Starting in a chain space one row below where the moss stitch begins. Pull the yarn through that stitch, move to the left diagonally adjacent chain space pulling the yarn through the space and through the first stitch, continue the diagonal pattern through the body of the cowl and into the first row of the ribbing. Cut yarn making sure to weave in both the top and bottom.
- Repeat the Slip Stitch Slant every 14 STS creating 7 equally spaced Slants.
- Weave in all remaining ends and enjoy your Cowl!