Simple Winter Cowl by Jennifer Christensen
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Simple Winter Cowl

Crochet
January 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 10 rows = 2 inches
in Waistcoat Stitch in the round
6.0 mm (J)
250 - 315 yards (229 - 288 m)
One Size, but easily customizable for size
This pattern is available for free.

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This design happened because of a need for a quick to make and useful Christmas gifts. I had come across the Waistcoat Crochet Stitch on Pinterest a couple of years ago and liked the look of it; like a knitted stockinette stitch, but not, it’s not Tunisian either, just a simple single crochet, but worked differently. From what I read, it is a vintage crochet stitch come back. It is also known as the Center Single Crochet and the Crochet Stockinette Stitch. The Waistcoat Stitch makes for a nice warm fabric using worsted or aran weight yarn when finished. It is much easier than it looks, but it does require a loose tension and using a tapered crochet hook helps too. I paired it with the 3rd Loop Half Double Crochet and it added some fun textured stripes within the stockinette look of the Waistcoat Stitch.

This pattern is written for one size, but because it is worked in a multiple of 1, it is very easy to size up or down to fit anyone from child to adult.