This is a warm, woolly cowl that I crocheted last year. Crocheting with a double strand of yarn makes each stitch thicker and more stiff than a single strand, and that’s what gives this cowl a bit of structure and holds it up around your neck. It works up very quickly because of the thick yarn and large crochet hook. This cowl also nicely contrasts with Tomiko’s red wool coat (which she bought at a consignment store for just $10!), which seems like a breath of fresh air when most people only have black outerwear.
Winter in Toronto is relatively mild compared to other parts of Canada, but it can still get down to -10C (with a windchill of -25C) pretty regularly. That means one must bundle up before heading outdoors! And what better way to do that than with something both homemade and toasty warm.
4 skeins chunky wool
9.00 mm crochet hook
Use a double-strand of yarn.
Chain 60. Join with slip stitch. Ch 3 to create first dc.
Row 1: Dc in each chain. Join with slip stitch. Ch 3.
Row 2-3: Repeat row 1.
Row 4: *Dc, dc2tog. Repeat from * all the way around. Join with slip stitch. Ch 3.
Rows 5-13: Dc in each chain. Join with slip stitch. Ch 3.
Row 14: Dc in each chain around. Join with slip stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
Dc2tog – double crochet two together