If you are like me, you find yourself needing a gift at the last minute, but spend more time searching for a pattern or the yarn. I love creating patterns that can be made from different yarns. This cowl is one of those.
Grab a J hook and any worsted or bulky weight yarn and whip one up in an evening.
A Last Minute Snappy Cowl
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Grey Sample: Red Heart Velvety Yarn (2 skeins/250 yards) or similar weight (size 5)
Green Sample: Red Heart With Love (250 yards) or similar weight (size 4)
Crochet Hook: J
Gauge: 4” = 8.5 rounds and 5.5 clusters
For worsted weight yarn, use a J hook and start with a ch of 86 sts.
For bulky weight yarn, use a J hook and start with a ch of 72 sts.
Stitch counts are listed at the end of each round as bulky/worsted weight counts.
1. Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, sl st in first ch to join in a loop. Make sure chain is not twisted. (70/84 sts)
From this point on, scarf is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join at the end of each round. Place a marker to keep track of the beginning of the round.
2. *sk 1, 2hdc in next st*, repeat to end of round. (70/84sts)
3. About this round: Make the fpdc a little taller than usual to match the height of the new round. The “2hdc” are worked in the space between the 2hdc from previous round, referred to as a “cluster”. Consider those two sts a V and work in the valley.
*fpdc around post of skipped st from previous round, 2hdc in cluster, 2hdc in cluster, 2hdc in cluster*, repeat to end of round. (12/14 sections with 3 clusters each)
4. *fpdc around post, 2hdc in the middle of each of the next 3 clusters*, repeat to end of round.
5. Repeat step 4 until scarf is desired length.
6. Since this project has been worked in the round, we need to finish with one joined round. Hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st. This is the new beginning of the round. Ch 2, dc in each st to end of round, sl st to join.
7. Ch 1, sc in each st to end of round, sl st to join.
Finish off and weave in ends. Project complete. Enjoy 🙂
I would love to see your snappy creations. Please add #snappytots to your posts when sharing online so I can see too. I often search for this tag and randomly give away patterns.