A vanilla cowl is just like ice cream: it’s the perfect one that goes with everything. Dressed up or down, with a coat or just jeans and a tee, it’s always just right.
This cuddly cowl is basically made of ribbing, so it is a bit of a yarn hog – but that’s what makes it so squishy and cozy. As modeled by my lovely (and bored) assistant Stella, this is an easy peasy pattern where you barely have to pay attention – so it is perfect for binge-watching your favorite TV show. (I’m looking at you, BBC1. Ahem, more episodes of The Night Manager, please?) You can even toss in a load of laundry and have the border done before the load is ready for the dryer.
Grab a hook and get ready – it goes even faster in suspenseful scenes!
What You’ll Need
About 400 yards of a medium-weight yarn (I Used Mary Maxim’s Baby Kashmere in Powder Puff) – 4 balls, 50 g each
Size J/6 hook
Stitches to Know
CH – Chain
SC – Since Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
FPDC – Dront Post Double Crochet
BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet
SlSt – Slip Stitch
8 inches high x 18 inches wide
Let’s Get Started
- CH 122 stitches. DC n the 2nd CH from the end (stitch 120). Continue to DC in remaining chains.
- Chain 2, turn. In first stitch and remaining stitches in row, FPDC then BPDC (alternate stitches).
- Chain 2, turn. In first stitch and remaining stitches in row, BPDC then FPDC (alternate stitches).
- Repeat 2 and 3 for rows 4-16.
- SlSt ends together. Chain 1.
- SC around the cowl (120 stitches). SlSt to first CH, then CH 1. Repeat 2 more times (3 rows of SC). SlSt and tie off.
- Repeat 6 on the other side of the cowl. Finish and tie off.
- Weave in loose threads with the darning needle.
DONE, baby! I hope you enjoy your cowl. I know I’ll get a lot of use out of this one. OK, yes, like right now, Stella. I’m grabbing the leash and we’re walking…we’re walking….
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