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Neon Lights Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern + Chart

Worked with super bulky Red Heart Mixology yarns, the Neon Lights Cowl is a warm and comfy cowl that can be worn rolled over as pictured below. This cowl works up really fast! Perfect for busy moms like me.

Neon Lights Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern + Chart

I love the look of the variegated Mixology Party Prints combined with a strong contrasting dark Mixology Solid yarn. (UPDATE 2018: These yarns are discontinued!)

You can also blend the colors together using coordinating solids, as used for the toddler size cowl below, worked with Mixology Party Prints and pink Mixology Solids.

This pattern would also look great using solid colors only.

Neon Lights Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern + Chart

Neon Lights Cowl  Pattern


toddler: 26 cm across and 16 cm from top to botton

adult woman: 36 cm across and 34 cm from top to bottom

You can easily change the size; for example to make a larger size, begin with more foundation chains (the total number of stitches should be a multiple of 2) and working more rounds to make it taller. 

Gauge: is not critical for this project

Materials used:
- 200 g of Red Heart Mixology Solids, for adult size and approx. 100 g for the toddler size
- 1 skein (140 g) of Red Heart Mixology Prints was enough to make the stripes of both adult and toddler cowls.
- 10 mm crochet hook
- large eye yarn needle
- scissors

Stitches, Terms (US) and Abbreviations:
- ch: chain

- sk: skip

- ch 1 sp: chain one space

- sl st : slip stitch

- yo: yarn over

- st: stitch

- beg. beginning

- * to * , repeat the sequence of stitches between the stars

- back bump of chain - click here for my tutorial

Special Stitch: The Extended Single Crochet (ext sc) = Insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop on hook, yo, pull through both loops on hook.

You can watch below the video made by Tamara from Moogly blog to learn how to crochet the extended single crochet stitch:

How to change colors: work last st of round to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and complete the st by drawing through all loops on hook.
Do not cut yarn when changing colors! Carry color not in use up side of piece, every round twisting the yarns on the wrong side of work to prevent long loops.

Stripe sequence: work 2 rounds with solid color and 1 round with variegated yarn.

Neon Lights Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern + Chart

Adult Women size:
With solid color yarn and hook size 10 mm chain 56; being careful not to twist the foundation chain, join into round with sl st to first ch.

Round 1: ch 3 (will count as the first ext sc and ch 1 here and throughout the pattern), sk first ch, *work 1 ext sc into back bump of next ch, ch 1, sk next ch*, repeat from * to * till end of round; join with sl st to 2nd ch from the beg ch 3.

Rounds 2 - 14: ch 3, sk first ch 1 sp of previous round, work *1 ext sc in next ext sc, ch 1, sk next ch*, repeat from * to * till end of round, join with sl st to 2nd ch from the beg ch 3, changing colors following Stripe Sequence as written above.

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

Neon Lights Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern + Chart

For toddler size, begin with 40 chains and work 9 rounds following the pattern above. (For a taller cowl, work more rounds.).
Neon Lights Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern + Chart

Many thanks to Red Heart Yarns for gifting the yarns used for this pattern!

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Neon Lights Cowl - Written Instructions, Chart and Pictures Copyright 2015 Kinga Erdem 
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