Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Functional Elegance Cowl

A free Crochet Pattern


Lace is one of my favorite things to make with crochet. Lace does not keep you warm in the winter and those colder months though. I wanted a pattern that showed of my lace skills but still kept me warm for those transitional months from winter into spring.

This cowl was inspired by the decor using burlap with an overlay of lace. Do you know what I'm talking about? I love all those ball glass jar candles wrapped with burlap and lace. They are so pretty.

I kept the lace simple. It is an 8 stitch repeat, so If you want it longer or shorter you can increase or decrease by 8. Also I started this pattern with foundation stitches instead of chains because there are so many. If you are more comfortable with starting with a chain make sure you start with 203 chs to make your starting dc.

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Designer Julia Schwartz 
Yarn: Woolike yarn by loops and Threads 85% acrylic 15% nylon 2 balls 678 yards colors Chocolate and Tan
or any fingering weight size yarn.
Hook: E/ 4 3.5mm
Notions: Yarn Needle to weave in your ends
Size: 7 inches by 34 inches circumference
Gauge: 20 dc and 13 rows equals 4 inches
Stitches Used: ch, sl st, sc, dc, picot, foundation dc

Special Stitches: 
Picot: ch 4, sl st into last st made
Foundation DC: yo, insert hook into ch of last st, yo pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull though 2 loops) 2 times.

Notes:If you want it longer or shorter you can increase or decrease by 8. Also I started this pattern with foundation stitches instead of chains because there are so many. If you are more comfortable with starting with a chain make sure you start with 203 chs to make your starting dc.

Copyright: Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.diligence@gmail.com.

Functional Elegance Cowl Pattern: 

Round 1: Ch 4, make a foundation dc in the 1st ch, make 198 more foundation dc for a total of 200 dc, sl t into beginning dc to close up loop.

Round 2 and 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each st around, sl stitch into first dc

Round 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc ch 1), {sk 1 dc, dc in the next dc, ch 1} repeat {to} to the last dc, sl st into the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 4.

Round 5: Sl st into the first ch 1 sp, ch 1, {sc in the ch 1 sp, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp}, repeat {to}, sl st in the first sc.

Round 6: Ch 5(counts as dc ch 2) , dc in starting st, sk 1 dc, sc in the next dc, { (dc, ch 2, dc) in the next sc, sk 1 dc, sc in the next dc} repeat {to} to the fist dc, sl st in beginning dc.

Round 7: Sl st into the first ch 2 sp, ch 1, sc, ( 4 dc, picot, 3 dc) {sc in the next ch 2 sp, (4 dc, picot, 3 dc) in the next ch 2 sp} repeat {to} to the beginning st, sl st in starting sc.

Round 8: Ch 5, dc in starting st, ch2, sc in picot, ch 2, {(dc, ch 3, dc) in sc, ch 2, sc in picot, ch 2}, repeat {to}, to the beginning dc, sl st into beginning st.

Round 9: Sl st into ch 2 sp, {sc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc, picot, ch 1, dc) in sc, ch 1} repeat {to} to the starting st, sl st into starting st.
Finish off

Rotate the cowl around and sl st into starting st. repeat rounds 2- 9. 
Finish off.


Under layer 

Round 1: With lighter color, working with the lace part behind what you are working, sl st into an open dc of row 3, ch 3, dc in the same st, (2 dc in the next open dc) repeat (to) for a total of 200 dc, sl st into the starting dc.

Round 2-6: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each st around, sl stitch into first dc

Round 7: ch 3, dc in the next 3 dc, {dc into the picot of top of lace and the dc of row 6(this is to secure the lace to the solid underlayer), dc in the next 7 dc} repeat {to} to the last picot, dc in the last picot, dc in each of the last 4 dc, sl st into the first st (200 dc)

Round 8 and 9: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around, sl stitch into first dc (200 dc)

Round 10: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch across for a total of 200 st. Sl st into first st.
Finish off.
Rotate the cowl and repeat the instructions for the under layer.
Weave in your ends


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