DIY: Lacy Grey Crocheted Cowl and Free Pattern

DIY: Lacy Grey Crocheted Cowl and Free Pattern DIY: Lacy Grey Crocheted Cowl and Free Pattern, Kiku CornerDIY: Lacy Grey Crocheted Cowl and Free PatternDIY: Lacy Grey Crocheted Cowl and Free Pattern DIY: Lacy Grey Crocheted Cowl and Free Pattern, Kiku Corner

Our mom taught Tomiko and me to crochet way back when we were kids. I was just seven or so and I wanted to crochet a blanket for one of my dolls. I was just trying to make a rectangle in single crochet stitches, but I was having issues – what I made instead was a triangle!  I’ve come a long way since I first learned to crochet about twenty years ago.

I never appreciated how difficult it is to make a crochet pattern from scratch. This is a lacy cowl I crocheted with thin, fingering yarn. It is reminiscent of Austentatious Crochet by Melissa Horozewski, which is a collection of Jane Austen-inspired outfit pieces all rendered in crochet. Although I doubt that Englishwomen in the 1700s wore cowls like this, I like to imagine that their shawls had similar patterns!

This was crocheted using soft dove grey alpaca yarn that Donatello brought back from Colombia. Despite the lacy look of the cowl, it’s quite simple to make – all single, double, and triple crochet stitches.

DIY: Lacy Grey Crocheted Cowl and Free Pattern, Kiku CornerDIY: Lacy Grey Crocheted Cowl and Free Pattern, Kiku Corner

Supplies:

Crochet Hook: 3.00 mm

Yarn: 2 skeins grey alpaca, fingering/sock weight

 

Directions:

Ch 130; connect to ch 1 with slip stitch; ch 3 to form first dc

Row 1) dc around; join with slip st; ch 1

Row 2) sc around; join with slip st; ch 4

Row 3) tc around; join with slip st; ch 1

Row 4) sc around; join with slip st; ch 3 to form first dc

Row 5) *dc 1, ch 1, skip next st;  repeat all the way around; join with slip st in beginning ch 3. Ch 1

Row 6) sc around; join with slip st; ch 3

Rows 7 – 30) repeat rows 1-5 six more times

Row 31) dc around; join with slip st and ch 1

Row 32) sc around; join with slip st; ch 4

Row 33) tc around; join with slip st; ch 1

Row 34) sc around; join with slip st to finish. Tie off and weave in ends. You’re done!

 

Terms

Ch – chain

Sc – single crochet

Dc – double crochet

Tc – triple crochet

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Meinhilde's Signature, Kiku Corner

 

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9 comments

  1. Laura says:

    This pattern is beautiful! However, I tried to begin it tonight and 100 stitches seems a little small. The pictures above make it look larger. Is it meant to be very close to your neck? Thank you!

    • Meinhilde says:

      Thanks for the comment! The cowl is supposed to be a little loose – try it with 130 chains and see how that fits. If I lay the cowl flat, it measures 28 cm long.

  2. L says:

    Your cowl is very lovely; such a nice combination of stiches. I was wondering how many yards dose this cowl take to make?

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