I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to clean up my craft room lately (starting with my craft desk and card catalog), getting it ready for a room tour sometime in the next few weeks, and there’s just so much to do! Still, when Tara from Suburble showed me a link for a cowl from Anthropologie, I knew I wanted to pick up a crochet hook…RIGHT NOW. Ok, if you haven’t figured it out, I’m not a fashion maven, so maybe a tri-colored scarf is no big deal for you, but it’s definitely outside my fashion comfort (read: boring) zone. But I was weirdly intrigued by the not-so-intuitive combination of colors, so I decided to come up with my own chunky cowl crochet pattern and see if I’d actually wear it.
Lo and behold, friends, I love it! Still not sure if it looks that good on me, but I don’t really care because it’s SO cozy and soft and comfortable! I’ve had a cough for about 2 weeks now, and I love that this cowl is small enough to just wear around the house and keep my throat warm. Good for everyone else around me too…
Color A: 1 skein Lion Brand WoolEase Thick and Quick in Fisherman (Cream)
Color B: 1 skein Vanna’s Colors in Sandstorm (I bought this at the Lion Brand outlet, looks like it’s a discontinued color)
Color C: 1 skein Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Charcoal
Color D: Loops and Threads Cozy Wool in Red (or any red/pink chunky yarn)
P size hook
M size hook
Yarn needle, scissors
- For the beige/cream part, I crocheted using 1 strand of the Fisherman Thick and Quick and 1 strand of the Sandstorm together. The dark section is using 1 strand of the Charcoal, and then the red trim is worked using 2 strands of the Cozy Wool to give it an extra thick look.
- I worked the beginning chain with a larger size hook to force the gauge to be looser. The rest of the piece is worked with the smaller hook. Just personal preference.
- For rows 3 through 5, the 3 double crochets are worked into the large stitch space, not just through the front and back loops.
- The 3 double crochets should be worked loosely into the piece to make a cozier feel.
- The instructions say to switch to the new color on the last slip stitch in the round, but feel free to use the seamless join method as well. Just make sure that there are always 36 stitches in each round.
With 1 strand of color A and 1 strand of color B together, chain 36 using P hook.
Without twisting the chain, slip stitch to the first chain. Switch to M hook.
Round 1: Chain 2. DC in each stitch across. Slip stitch into first DC to join.
Round 2: Chain 2. [Skip 2 stitches, 3 DC into next stitch] 11 times. Skip 2 stitches, 2 DC into next stitch. Slip stitch into first DC to join.
Round 3-4: Chain 2. [Skip 2 stitches, 3 DC into next stitch space] 11 times. Skip 2 stitches, 2 DC into next stitch. Slip stitch into first DC to join.
Round 5: Chain 2. [Skip 2 stitches, 3 DC into next stitch space] 11 times. Skip 2 stitches, 2 DC into next stitch. Change to color C on last slip stitch.
Round 6: Chain 1. Work a SC in each stitch around. Slip stitch to join.
Round 7: Chain 2. Work a DC in each stitch around. Slip stitch to first DC to join.
Round 8: Chain 1. Work a SC in each stitch around. Change to two strands of color D on last slip stitch.
Round 9: Chain 1. Work a SC in each stitch around. Slip stitch to join. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends.
So what do you think? Would you wear this color combination? Maybe with a black overcoat?