Saturday, March 8, 2014

Hypnotic Heart Crochet Cowl - Free Pattern with Tutorial

crochet cowl free pattern

This crochet cowl with the interesting jacquard pattern stitch it's definitely an eye-catcher! 
Use 3 contrasting colors to enhance the effect!
Although it is worked with a thinner yarn, it's a warm cowl because of the the bulky pattern stitch.





Materials:
- 4.5 mm hook
- yarn Red Heart Shimmer in 3 colors: purple, white and black
- tapestry needle to sew in the ends
- scissors
Gauge: 1 pattern repeat= 5 cm
Finished Dimensions:
- 35 cm wide at bottom
- 30 cm wide at top 
- 25.5 cm tall
Stitches, terms and abbreviations:
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- dc: double crochet
- sk: skip
- sl st : slip stitch
- shell: (2dc, 1ch, 2dc) into same stitch

Note: The cowl is worked in rounds.
If you want a wider cowl, start with more chain stitches, the total number should be a multiple of 8.
Color change: At the end of each round, join into round with a slip stitch made with the new color yarn. Continue the next round with the new color. Alternate the 3 colors each round, carrying the yarn not in use from round to round, without cutting it.



(The pattern is written with the colors i used, but you can use the colors of your choice.)
With purple, start with 112 chains, join into ring.
Round 1: ch3, 1dc in each of next 2ch, ch5, sk 5ch, *1dc into each of next 3ch, ch5, sk 5ch *, repeat from * to * around, at the end of the round insert hook into top of beginning ch3, pick black yarn and join with slip stitch into round. (14 blocks of 3dc stitches and 14 chain spaces)


Round 2: Continue with black ch1, 1sc into same st and 1sc into each of next 2dc, *1 shell into 3rd ch from the 5 skipped chains of the foundation chain base, 1sc into each of next 3dc *, repeat around from * to * ending with a shell; sl st with white into top of first sc. (14 shells made)


Round 3: With white ch3, 1dc into each of next 2sc, ch5, sk next shell, *1dc into each of next 3sc, ch5, sk next shell *, repeat around from * to *, sl st with purple into top of ch3.


Round 4: With purple ch1, 1sc into same st and 1sc into each of next 2dc, 1 shell into ch 1 space of the next shell below, * 1sc into each of next 3dc, 1 shell into ch1 space of next shell below *, repeat around from * to *, sl st with black into top of first sc.

(I forgot to take a picture of the round 4, but here is a repeat made the same way as round 4!)


Completed shell:


Rounds 5-24: Alternating the 3 colors, repeat as rounds 3-4 with corresponding color.
Round 25: Decrease round!
With purple start with (ch2, 1dc into next sc) that will be counted as a dc dec2 together; 1dc into next sc, ch5, sk next shell, *1dcdec2tog over next 2sc, 1dc into next sc, ch5, sk next shell *, repeat around from * to *, sl st with black into top of first dc.
Round 26: With black ch1, 1sc into same st, 1 sc into next dc, 1 shell into ch 1 space of the next shell below, * 1sc into top of next dcdec stitch and 1 sc into next dc, 1 shell into ch1 space of next shell below*, repeat around from * to *, sl st with white into top of first sc.
Round 27: With white ch3, 1dc into next sc, ch5, , sk next shell, *1dc into each of next 2sc, ch5, sk next shell *, repeat around from * to *, sl st with purple into top of ch3.
Rounds 28: With purple ch1, 1sc into next dc, 1 shell into ch space of the next shell below, * 1sc into each of next 2dc, 1shell into ch space of next shell bellow *, repeat around from * to *, sl st with black into top of first sc.
Rounds 29- 33 repeat as rounds 27-28 using the corresponding colors.
Round 34: with purple ch1, 1sc into same st and 1 sc into next dc, 5dc into ch space of the next shell below, *1 sc into each of next 2dc, 5dc into ch space of the next shell below * repeat around from * to *. Don't join into round. Cut yarn and fasten off invisibly.


The cowl has a light A-shaped form, obtained due to the decreases made at the top of the cowl. 


Now also available the free pattern for the matching Hypnotic Heart Slouch Hat!  

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Written pattern and pictures copyright Kinga Erdem 2014. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, instead link to the pattern, if you would like to share it with others. Thank you! 

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