It’s time for another guest designer to come onto the blog! With spring coming, there are always those cold and chilly days that sneak their way into the weather, which means having a cozy cowl still comes in handy. During the fall and winter your neck will be looking for something to keep it nice and warm no matter what cold may hit it. Today’s guest blogger Bethany has a wonderful cowl for anytime of the year! Let’s get to her free pattern!
Hi! I’m Bethany from Knotty Gurl Crochet. I run an Etsy shop where I sell handmade crochet and knitwear items. I am also a faux fur pom pom supplier, pattern designer and a blogger. I learned to crochet after my friend told me she was expecting and I knew I wanted to make the baby something, so I made a baby blanket. After that, I fell in love with crochet and opened my Etsy shop. I am here today to share with you a pattern which is near and dear to me. It is my Celaena Cowl Pattern. Why is this pattern so special to me? Well it was the first one I ever designed, and it remains one of my favs to this day.
I try my best to design patterns which can use any yarn and hook size. I like the idea of someone being able to pick up one of my patterns and being able to use whatever yarn they have on hard or can afford. I want to make patterns that are accessible to all crocheters/knitters. This Cowl pattern is very versatile, and I like the idea of people making it their own. I have made it with both Bernat blanket yarn and Caron teacakes yarn. The beauty of being able to use whatever yarn you want is that you get to decide how warm this cowl is. Want a nice cozy squishy winter cowl?..use chunky yarn. Want a nice lightweight spring cowl?..use a medium weight yarn. The options are endless. Without further adieu here is your new favorite cowl pattern!
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Calaena Cowl Pattern:
- Yarn! Of your choice
- Whatever hook works for the yarn you choose
- Yarn needle (to weave in ends)
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- HDC- half double crochet
- PS-Puff stitch *
- Ss- slip stitch
- Ch- chain
- FHDC** -foundation Hdc(optional)
Puff Stitch: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop (do not pull through) Yarn over and go back into same stitch and pull up another loop, yarn over once more and again go back into the same stitch and pull up a loop (total of 9 loops on hook). Pull through all 9 stitches and chain 1 (These Ch 1’s count as a stitch, however Ch 1’s at beginning of each row do not count as a stitch).
- Ch as many stitches as you want the cowl to be around (just make sure its in multiples of 2), Ss into the beginning Ch to make a loop making sure to not twist your yarn, Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch).
** Option is to do a FHDC row (YouTube has tons of tutorials if you are not familiar with this) This saves you having to do a Ch row followed by a HDC row as it both in one. This is a great stitch to have in your toolbelt, highly recommend learning it!
- Do 1 HDC in each stitch around (if you did not do the FHDC row),
3. Ss into first HDC and Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch)
- Do one PS, then skip the next stitch. Repeat all the way around.
- Ss into the previous Ch 1 (from step 2) and Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch).
- Repeat step 2 (You will be putting one HDC in each PS and its CH1 (for the skipped stitch).
- Repeat step 2 & 3 until your cowl is as tall as you want (I did 8 rows total).
8. When you have reached your desired height do one round of Ss into each stitch around to clean up the edge. Ss into your first stitch and then bind off and weave in your ends.
I hope you enjoy making this pattern! You may sell any finished products using this pattern, please just reference back to this pattern/my shop. If you want to try more of my patterns check out my Etsy shop and follow me on Instagram for regular updates. You can also now find me on my new blog where I will be doing a series of posts called Meet Your Maker where I am trying to spread the word about makers of all kinds not just crocheters and knitters!