Autumn Sky Cowl by Dianne Hunt

Autumn Sky Cowl

Crochet
September 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
0 stitches and 0 rows = 4 inches
5.0 mm (H)
550 - 590 yards (503 - 539 m)
One size
US
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This Autumn Sky Cowl, free crochet pattern, can be worn in two ways, either hanging long or doubled up for bulk and warmth. The lightweight yarn allows it breathe and feel light when worn not causing heaviness. The Autumn Sky Cowl is a Fall accessory you’d want to have when the air gets crisper and cooler. This cowl is a very simple cowl to make once you get the hang of the main, featured stitch.

Materials

  • Yarn - Lion Brand Yarns Mandala in Chimera, #3 light weight, 590 yards, 100% acrylic
  • Hook - H/5mm
  • Notions - needle to weave in ends

Finished Size
21.5” L x 10” W
 
Gauge
Not important
 
Stitch Abbreviation
Ch(s) - Chain(s); st(s) - stitches; sp - space; sk - skip; ea - each; yo - yarn over; sc - single crochet; dc - double crochet; Fsc - foundation single crochet
 
Special Stitches
Foundation Single Crochet (Fsc): ch2, (does not count as st), insert hook into first ch, yo, pull up loop (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through one loop (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through both loops, one Fsc made. See video tutorial here from Moogly. 
 
Kernel Stitch: Insert hook into the same st just worked (previous st), pull up yarn (two loops on hook), insert hook into the next st, pull up yarn (three loops on hook), yo and pull through 3 loops on hook. One Kernel st made. Repeat from * to * to create another Kernel st. - See pictures at the bottom of the post.
 
V-st: (dc, ch1, dc) in the same st/sp.
 
Fan: 5dc in the same st/sp.
 
Experience Level
Easy
 
Pattern Notes

  • The cowl is worked from the bottom up.

  • Ch1 does not equal a stitch.

  • Ch4 equals a dc plus ch1 (the beginning of the first V-st) of the round.

  • Always join with a slip stitch.

  • Stitch count will be indicated in < > at the end of each round.

  • The cowl will slightly curl, this is normal and it’s because of the Kernel sts being used. Once the entire piece is done, it won’t curl.

  • Lightly block your color to relax the stitches.

  • You can also embellish your cowl with a flower or buttons. I used Cre8tion Crochet’s Spring Crochet Flower to embellish my cowl.

  • You can make your cowl taller or shorter by repeating rows 10 - 17.

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