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Caroline Cowl

Caroline Cowl Crochet Pattern  |  Free crochet button cowl scarf pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet | using Lion Brand Woolspun

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I don’t know about you, but the closer I get to Christmas, the more I tend to start using chunkier yarns. It’s not just because it’s getting colder outside; it’s also because bulky yarn works up faster, and we have a deadline, people!

So if you have someone on your Christmas list who loves cozy accessories, here’s an easy cowl pattern that uses one of my favorite stitches and Woolspun yarn from Lion Brand. (It’s the same yarn, and color, I used in the Rustic Slouch & Infinity Scarf set.)

Caroline Cowl Crochet Pattern | Free crochet button cowl scarf pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet | using Lion Brand Woolspun

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 Caroline Cowl Crochet Pattern  |  Free crochet button cowl scarf pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet | using Lion Brand Woolspun

Caroline Cowl

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Difficulty: Easy

Finished Size: 28" around x 11" tall

Hook: N (9.00mm)

Yarn: About 240 yards (2 skeins) of Lion Brand Woolspun, a bulky #5 yarn. 

Gauge: 10 rows of 5 (SK1, SC+HDC in 1) combos = 4" (see "Abbreviations" below for explanation of SC+HDC)

You'll also need: Yarn needle, 5 buttons (1")

Abbreviations Used:
   ST/STS
 (stitches)
   SL ST (slip stitch)
   SK (skip)
   CH (chain)
   SC (single crochet)
   HDC (half double crochet)
   SC+HDC (this just means to put a SC and an HDC in the same stitch)
   BLO (back loops only)

Notes:
(1) This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
(2) CH1 at the beginning of rows does not count as a stitch.
(3) The buttons are decorative (non-functional). 
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The Pattern

To begin: CH6.

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH. (5)

Rows 2-70: CH1, turn. SC in BLO of each ST across. (5)

Row 71: CH1; do not turn. Working down the long edge now, put 1 SC in each row. (70)

Row 72-92: CH1, turn. SK 1st ST, SC+HDC in next ST. (SK next ST, SC+HDC in next ST) across. (70)

Edging: CH1, turn. SC evenly around the entire cowl, putting (SC, CH1, SC) in each corner. Join with a SL ST to the first SC.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Buttons
Overlap the two shorter sides of the cowl by about 1", and use pins to hold it in place. Place and sew 5 buttons evenly spaced down the edge, being sure to sew through both layers.

 

 

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You’re welcome to sell what you make with it; for online listings, please link back to my blog using something like this:

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Little Monkeys Crochet
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  • Do not resell the pattern, altered or in its original form.
  • Do not copy and paste the pattern onto your own blog, in a Facebook group, or anywhere else. Simply link to this page instead. Anything beyond this is copyright theft. You are welcome to copy/paste it into a document for printing, for personal use only.
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: I am currently awaiting the imminent arrival of my 3rd little monkey, a baby boy due 12/28/16. I may be slow at responding to messages and greatly appreciate your patience during this time of transition. I’m not disappearing, but I may not be able to help you as quickly as you need it. – Rebecca 🙂

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  • Whitney Parrish December 12, 2016, 10:46 am

    Do you have a hat and scarf pattern set that doesn’t have a long foundation row for the scarf? I love the Elena set but you have to chain like 300. is it possible to do this pattern in the other direction?

    • Rebecca December 12, 2016, 10:58 am

      For the Elena, you could actually crochet it the other way and it would look virtually the same. You would just do a starting chain of 33, then follow the directions as written (with different stitch counts) and repeat the rows until it’s as long as you want before adding the ribbing and fringe. I designed it the long way because I think the drape would be a little nicer, but I honestly don’t know how much difference it would really make.

  • Monica December 12, 2016, 10:46 am

    My great niece is named Caroline and I would like to make this for her for Christmas. She is only 4 so I’d need a scaled down version. Would you have any suggestions? You are such a great fiber artist. I have several of your creations in my closet and adorning the necks of friends around the Atlanta area. MQP

    • Rebecca December 12, 2016, 11:00 am

      Hmmm… my first thought would be to use a worsted weight yarn and an appropriately-sized hook. That would take the size down considerably. But if you want to be more sure of the finished size, just decide how wide around it needs to be, and follow the directions for the ribbing (rows 1-70) until it’s as wide as you need it to be. Just make sure it’s an even number of ribs so that the rest of the pattern will work. The rest of the pattern would be as written, just with different stitch counts. 🙂

  • Jean December 12, 2016, 2:38 pm

    I love your free patterns. I haven’t made any of the scarf but planning on it after Christmas. Peace and Love to you and your little monkeys.

  • Dana December 13, 2016, 2:31 pm

    I love being an All-Access member. And I love your patterns. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. The end result is always beautiful. Thank you for this great idea and for all your lovely patterns. Congratulations on your upcoming arrival.

  • Brigitte December 23, 2016, 3:51 pm

    Its only starts with a chain of 6 ??

    • Rebecca December 23, 2016, 4:33 pm

      Yes, it starts with the ribbing. You can trust the pattern. 😉

  • Michelle McKean December 31, 2016, 6:09 pm

    This looks great. I’ve got to have a go at one of these. Maybe treat myself for a change?