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

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


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


  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 :)

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

  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 .
    Besos Rosa .

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

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

  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.

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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..... :-)

  9. Very nice ! Thank you for the pattern !

  10. Lovely! Could I use a chainless foundation row

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

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

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

    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

  12. If I don't want it as long.. How many chains would I start with please.
    I've made this cowl about 9 times and I love it. But I'm making one for each coworker now and a shortened version is easier. I have 8 coworkers I'd like to make one for. By Christmas time.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Felicia,
      I'm so glad you like the pattern- that's so nice to hear.
      If you want to shorten the cowl, then just make sure your starting chain is a multiple of 4 and the pattern will work.
      Enjoy making,


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Sarah Xx