Kruska by Elena Fedotova


December 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches
6.0 mm (J)
394 - 788 yards (360 - 721 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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Kruška (/krûʃka/) is a Croatian word for “pear”, which was my inspiration for this cowl, and this delicious fruit is reflected in this design in many ways: from the yellow-brownish shade of the yarn, to the pear-shape construction (the cowl is narrower at the top and gets wider towards the bottom), to the herringbone stitch pattern which immediately brings to mind those yummy Hasselback-sliced pear tarts.

Kruska is a one-loop crochet cowl worked in turned rounds from the top down. It uses a squishy and textured herringbone stitch pattern, which consists of regular single crochet stitches worked in an unusual way.


  • Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Alegría Grande; Worsted; 197 yd / 180 m per 100 g skein; 75% Merino, 25% Polyamide
  • Hook: U.S. J/10 (6 mm)
  • 6 locking stitch markers
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends


  • 2 (3, 4) skeins in shade AG6571 Salerno


  • 17 sts and 11 rows = 4” (10 cm) in st patt, after blocking. Gauge is not crucial for this pattern.

Small (Medium, Large)

  • Top circumference: 25½″ / 65 cm
  • Bottom circumference: 35¾ (39½, 39½)″ / 91 (100, 100) cm
  • Length: 13 (18, 23¼)″ / 33 (45.5, 59) cm

The Kruska cowl is easily adjustable, you can make it shorter or longer by working fewer or more rounds, or make it narrower or wider by changing the number of stitches in the foundation round.

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