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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Hypnotic Heart Crochet Cowl - Free Pattern with Tutorial

This crochet cowl with the interesting jacquard pattern stitch it's definitely an eye-catcher!
Use 3 contrasting colors to enhance the effect!

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Although it is worked with a thinner yarn, it's a warm cowl because of the the bulky pattern stitch.

Hypnotic Heart Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern on myhobbyiscrochet.com






Materials:
- 4.5 mm hook
-  Red Heart Shimmer yarn in 3 colors: purple, snow 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 (US) and Abbreviations:
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- dc: double crochet
- dc dec2tog: double crochet decrease two together
- sk: skip
- sl st : slip stitch
- shell: (2dc, 1ch, 2dc) into same stitch
Notes: 
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.





Pattern:


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(The pattern is written with the colors I have 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.



Check out the matching Hypnotic Heart Slouch Hat - free crochet pattern!

  

I hope you enjoy this pattern!
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Written Instructions and Pictures Copyright Kinga Erdem 2014. 
This pattern is free for your personal use, you can sell the products of your work, a link back to my blog would be appreciated. Do not use my photos for selling purposes or modify them in any way.
Please don't repost the pattern itself to any other sites, but please share the link to the pattern if you want to share the pattern with your friends. You may not give away copies of this pattern.
Do not make video tutorials or translate my pattern in other languages without my written consent!
Thank you.
Kinga



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