Friday, 26 September 2014

Granny stripe cowl

So here's what I was making with that lovely yarn from Black Sheep Wools - a cosy cowl.


Recently, much of what I have made has been posted off in brown boxes, ready for the book, or a magazine commission. 
But not this.
This one's for me.

It can be worn short, or long, too.
Ideal for these chilly mornings we've been having.



Fancy making one?


[This pattern is written in UK terms. US equivalents are given below]

UK double crochet = US single crochet
UK treble crochet = US double crochet

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
sts = stitches
sk sts = skip stitches

Granny Stripe Cowl

Finished size: 68cm (26 3/4 in) x 25cm (9 3/4 in) approx

You will need:
4 mm (US 6/G) hook
1 x 50g ball each of Rico Baby Classic dk in Smokey Rose (39) [A], Smoke Blue (42) [B], Dusky Pink (40) [C], Steel Grey (44) [D]
Tapestry needle

Pattern

Foundation chain: using colour A, ch 288. Sl st into first ch to join round.

Round 1: ch 1, dc 288 (beginning in same st as the ch). Sl st to first dc to join round.

Round 2: (ch 3 (counts as tr), 2tr) in same st, ch 1, *sk 3 sts, 3tr in next st, ch 1* repeat around. Sl st into top of ch-3 to join round, sl st to first ch-1 space. Fasten off yarn and attach new colour.

Round 3: using colour C, (ch 3 (counts as tr), 2tr) in first ch-1 space, *ch 1, 3tr in next ch-1 space* repeat around. Sl st into top of ch-3 to join round, sl st to first ch-1 space. Fasten off yarn and attach new colour.

Rounds 4-30: repeat round 3.

I used the colours in the following order: D, C, D, B, D, C, B, A, C, A, C, B, A, B, D, B, C, A, C, D, A, B, D, A, C, B, D

Round 31: ch 1, dc around. Sl st to join round.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends


And that, as they say, is that.
A nice easy project, too.

Enjoy making!

Sarah x

14 comments:

  1. That's a really nice pattern, love how the cowl looks. Thank you for sharing it and for the discount code! I just used it to buy some yarn to make this cowl :)

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  2. thank you Sarah!!! This cowl is so lovely and those colours are really nice on you!!!
    xxxxx Ale

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  3. Que bonito el cuello de lana y los colores preciosos , los puntos tambien me gustan . Yo acabo de terminar un marca paginas de crochet si te apetece verlo lo puedes ver aqui .
    http://lavidaenrosayblanco.blogspot.com.es/2014/09/marca-paginas-de-crochet-diy.html#comment-form
    Besos Rosa .

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  4. OOh, swoon... love the colours. Thanks for sharing the pattern too,
    happy weekend,
    xx

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  5. Sarah, your cowl is gorgeous and so are you. Thank you for the pattern,
    Meredith

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  6. Hi There,
    That is very pretty.
    I have made a few cowls recently and love them. So snuggly on a cold winter's day.
    Lisa

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  8. What pretty colours for winter-time!
    I think I might give this pattern a try - my sister's been saying she wants a big, squishy cowl for Christmas..... :-)
    Carly
    x

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  9. Very nice ! Thank you for the pattern !
    Maddy

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  10. Lovely! Could I use a chainless foundation row
    Michelle

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    1. Hi Michelle!
      Yes you could- what a great idea! Then continue from Round 2 ! X

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  11. Have just started this yesterday as my easy Christmas holiday project - not too much thinking!

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    1. Hi Natalie!
      This is totally the best no-thinking-needed-project!! Enjoy.
      Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
      Sarah xx

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    2. Thanks and to you! I've got a eye on one of your mega wraps for 2017, but trying to resist the urge to start too many projects! x

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Have a fab day.
Sarah Xx