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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Granite Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern - Guest Contributor Post

The Granite Cowl pattern was designed by Jessica Spencer from Chaleur Life exclusively for My Hobby is Crochet Blog.


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Most people, when they set out to buy yarn, have a specific pattern that they're buying it for. Not me. I buy my yarn and then try and find a pattern for it! I tend to lean toward yarn that has varying colors in it, but sometimes it's hard to find a pattern that works well with colorful yarns, ones where the pattern doesn't get lost in the colors. So I thought it would be fun to make a cowl that has an interesting stitch pattern, but also showcases the varying shades of yarn really well.



The Granite Cowl

Items needed:
  • 173 yards of Aran Weight yarn (shown in Chaleur Hand Dyed Yarn, “Greyscale”)
  • Size “I” (5.5 mm) crochet hook
from: Knit Picks

Abbreviations (US terms):
  • Ch: chain
  • Hdc: half double crochet
Special stitches:
Puff stitch: Yarn over, insert hook into space, yarn over and pull through, making sure the height is the same those on the hook. There should be 3 loops on your crochet hook. Repeat four more times and you should end up with 11 loops. Yarn over and pull through all the loops.

Sizing: Approximately 27.5 inches in diameter and 5.5 inches high.

Guage: 2 inches = 8 stitches x 10 rows

Instructions:


1. Ch 100, without twisting chain, slip stitch with first stitch to join, ch 2 (does not count as stitch)

2. Hdc in same, slip stitch, *hdc, slip stitch* until end, slip to join, ch 2 and turn

3. Hdc, slip stitch, *hdc, slip stitch* until end, slip to join, ch 2 and turn

4. Repeat step 3 until you have 10 rows, on the final round, ch 3 and turn. (you should be making a hdc on the slip stitch from previous round, and a slip stitch on the hdc from previous round)

5. Skip 1, puff stitch, *ch 1, skip 1, puff stitch* until end of round, slip to join, ch 3 and turn

6. Skip over first puff stitch and make a puff stitch in the space in between, *ch 1, puff stitch in space between*, slip to join, ch 2 and turn

7. Puff stitch into ch 3 space from previous round, ch 1, *puff stitch into the next space between, ch 1*, slip to join, ch 2 and turn.

8. Hdc, slip stitch, *hdc, slip stitch* until end, slip to join, ch 2 and turn. You should be making a hdc in each puff stitch and a slip stitch into each chain, ending up with 100 stitches.

  9. Hdc, slip stitch, *hdc, slip stitch* until end, slip to join, ch 2 and turn

10. Repeat step 9 until you have 10 round since you last puff stitch round. (23 rounds total)

11. Bind off and weave in ends.

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Jessica Spencer is the designer behind the Chaleur Life Blog.

You can read more about Jess and check out her other guest posts on My Hobby is Crochet Contributor Page .

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Many thanks to thank Jessica for sharing this pretty cowl pattern with our readers!

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