With Christmas looming right behind the next tree, all I’ve wanted to do is curl up on the couch with one, or two, or 10, project bags and crochet the day and night away, so apologies for delaying on this pattern for so long! Here’s the final piece in my Millbrook winter set, the Millbrook Cowl, as part of the Lion Brand Yarn Heroes charity projects campaign!
You can see my previous posts for the full background and context behind this project, and how this cowl is actually a part of a Mama Bear costume! I had temporarily sewed on a nose piece for the costume, but took it off, since I’m not really one to wear a bear costume all the time. Besides, this cowl got sent off to The Gracie Project to be donated to Portland area children hospitals.
Because this cowl was originally part of a costume where I was really trying to cover up my face, the cowl is tighter than I would normally make it. But that also means all I needed was one skein of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, in this case, using the Graphite colorway. I’m so happy to have been selected to be a part of Lion Brand’s crochet for charity project, and share my patterns along with 14 other bloggers. Be sure to check out the rest of my Millbrook winter set – the Slouch Hat, and the Chunky Mittens, and see the rest of the Yarn Heroes crew!
I forgot to write down my notes the first time I made the cowl, so I whipped one up to check the pattern in my head. Now I’m sure – 1 skein, 1 hour – and you’ve got a great, easy Christmas gift!
One skein, one hour = easiest Christmas present ever.😊 If only all my gift ideas this year were this easy.🎄 🎁 You can find the free pattern for this simple cowl on the blog. Uses @lionbrandyarn Wool Ease Thick & Quick, and finished with @allthiswood.llc tags. . . . #1dogwoof #freepattern #1dogwoofpattern #crochet #millbrookcowl #crochetaddict #crochetgirlgang #christmas #bhooked #handmade #cozy #chunkyyarn #yarnlove #homemadelife #makerslife #makersgonnamake #ourmakerlife #moonlight #quickgift #eatcraftdiy
- 1 skein of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Graphite
- Size L/8.0mm crochet hook
- tapestry needle
- sl st – slip stitch
- ch – chain stitch
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- fhdc – foundation half double crochet
- The ch 2 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
- Use the No-cut join method to join each round where indicated.
- Start with a row of foundation half double crochet stitches. If you’re unfamiliar or uncomfortable using that method, you can also start with the 42 chain stitches, join, ch 2, then work hdc in each stitch around.
Millbrook Cowl Instructions
Round 1: Work 42 fhdc. Join to first hdc with sl st. (42)
Round 2: Ch 2. Work 1 hdc in each st around. Join to first hdc with sl st. (42)
Round 3: Ch 2. Work 1 hdc in each st around. Join to first hdc with no-cut join. (42)
Round 4: Ch 2. Work 1 hdc in each st around, working into the extra back loop of each stitch. Join to first hdc with no-cut join. (42)
Round 5: Ch 2. Work 1 hdc in each st around, working into the extra back loop of each stitch. Join to first hdc with sl st. (42)
Round 6-9: Repeat Rows 2-5.
Round 10: Ch 2. Work 1 hdc in each st around. Join to first hdc with sl st. (42)
Round 11: Ch 2. Work 1 hdc in each st around. Join to first hdc with invisible join. (42)
Fasten off and weave in ends.