It is nice when the weather is cool enough to add a scarf for a pop of color. This cowl actually came about because I have been working on a new poncho that has a cowl at the top. I am working on a longer version now because I really like how this turned out. I have included information for making any length in case you want to make different sizes.
Scarf of the Month Club
I am thrilled to be part of the Scarf of the Month Club Crochet Along, hosted by Oombawka Designs and The Stitchin Mommy. This annual CAL (crochet along) is always a popular one because there are so many great scarf patterns. I wanted to design a scarf for this event that would be easy to make and wear.
Materials and Details
- Yarn: 150-200 yards worsted weight in choice of colors
Sample was created with Red Heart Ombre in Violet
- Crochet Hook: K (6.5mm)
- Miscellaneous: yarn needle
- Gauge: 4” with a K hook – 4.5 clusters
- Measurement: 12-13” wide x 6” tall or desired height
- First stitch of each row is worked into the same stitch as the turning chain unless noted.
- The beginning ch is not counted as a stitch.
- Numbers at the beginning of each line may refer to steps and not indicate number of rows.
Special Stitch: FSC (Foundation Single Crochet) – Video tutorial
Project starts at the top edge of the cowl
1. With a K hook and ww yarn, create a foundation sc of 96 sts, sl st in first st to join for working in the round. Make sure the beginning chain is not twisted. (96sts) Skip to step 2.
Optional start: If preferred, begin this project with a regular chain of 96, sl st in last ch from hook to join for working in the round. Make sure the beginning chain is not twisted. (96sts)
Ch 1, sc in the same st and in each st to end of round, sl st to join. Continue to next step.
2. Ch 4, dc in the same st, *ch 1, sk 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next st*, repeat until 3 sts remain, ch 1, sk 3, sl st in first sp to join. (24 clusters)
3. Ch 1, *(sc, ch 3, sc) beween dc posts from previous round, sc in “sk 3” sp*, repeat to end of round, sl st in first ch 3 sp to join. (24 peaks)
4. Ch 4, dc in the same space (first peak), ch 1, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next peak, ch 1*, repeat to end of round, sl st in first sp to join.
5. Ch 1, *(sc, ch 3, sc) beween dc posts from previous round, sc in “sk 3” sp*, repeat to end of round, sl st in first ch 3 sp to join.
6. Ch 4, dc in the same space (first peak), ch 1, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next peak, ch 1*, repeat to end of round, sl st in first sp to join.
7. Repeat steps 5-6 until cowl is 5.5” from starting edge or until desired length.
8. Ch 1, sc in the same sp, 3sc in the next sp, *sc in the next sp, 3sc in the next sp*, repeat to end of round, sl st to join. (96sts)
9. Ch 2, dc in each st to end of round, sl t to join. Finish off and weave in ends.
I think fringe would be cute across one edge of this cowl.
Cut several strands of yarn, 10” long. Fold 3 strands in half and pull center loop through a st at the bottom edge of the cowl. Pull ends through loop (from fold) until snug. Repeat across the edge, evenly spacing and adding as much fringe as desired.