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Diamond Dust Cowl

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This free crochet pattern is part of a series of 5 beginner-friendly scarves & cowls that can be made for $10 or less. All you need is a few skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA ($2.99/skein at Walmart) and a P (11.5mm) hook! This particular pattern includes instructions for adding decorative toggles or buttons, which are optional. You should also know how to attach a new skein of yarn in the middle of a project.

To view any of the patterns in the series, click the links below.

Click Here for 5 Quick, Affordable, Beginner Friendly Scarves and Cowls  |  Free Crochet Patterns by Little Monkeys Crochet

Simple Single Crochet Infinity Scarf

Chunky Ribbed Infinity Scarf

Grit Stitch Infinity Scarf

Thick ‘n Cozy Ribbed Cowl

Diamond Dust Cowl

I named this pattern the Diamond Dust Cowl because I love how the white yarn looks like a light dusting of snowflakes at the start of a snowfall, when the sun is shining down and making everything extra bright. I chose dark wooden toggles to attach to the cowl, and I love the contrast of the rich brown against the white. Of course, the cowl can be worked up in any color you choose.

This pattern, like the Grit Stitch Infinity Scarf, uses my favorite stitch combo. If you love it as much as I do, try these other Little Monkeys patterns that utilize the Grit Stitch:

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Diamond Dust Cowl

Hook: P (11.50mm)
Yarn: Super Bulky (I used 3 skeins of Lion Brand's "Hometown USA” in New York White)
Buttons: 4 large. I used 1.75" wooden toggles.
Difficulty: Easy
Gauge: Not crucial, but a row of 5 SC+DC combos = about 7"
Finished Size: Approximately 29" around, 14" tall

Notes:
(1) This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
(2) This pattern is worked in rows, then sewn together at the end. The buttons or toggles are optional, and you may choose to use them as functioning buttons, but I decided to sew the cowl together and add the toggles to be decorative. (In other words, in my finished cowl, the sewing is holding it together, not the toggles; although, it appears as though the toggles are functional.) If you choose to not sew your cowl together and instead rely on functioning buttons or toggles, be sure to use large enough buttons that they will not slip through the large spaces created by using such a bulky yarn and large hook.
(3) To help you get a nice straight edge, you'll place your last SC+DC combo of each row into the Ch2 space from the previous row.

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The Pattern

To begin: Ch 47.

Row 1: In 3rd Ch from hook, 1SC + 1DC. (Skip next St; 1 SC + 1 DC in next St) across.

Row 2: Ch2; turn. (Skip next St; 1 SC + 1 DC in next St) across. (Hint: To get a nice straight edge, place your last SC+DC combo of the row into the Ch2 space from the previous row. Follow this hint for all future rows as well.)

Row 3-20 (or until scarf is about 14" tall): Ch2; turn. (Skip next St; 1 SC + 1 DC in next St) across.

Fasten off, leaving a long finishing tail. Weave in your starting tail only, then choose one of the following options for finishing.

Finishing Option 1: Decorative Buttons or Toggles
Fold your cowl so that the ends meet. Overlap one edge about 1" over the other edge, then use your long finishing tail to sew them together, going up and down through both edges of the cowl with small stitches. Fasten off and weave in. Attach 4 large buttons or toggles in even increments down the seam so that it appears as though the cowl has been "buttoned up."

Finishing Option 2: Functional Buttons or Toggles
Weave in your finishing tail (you won't need it for this option). Sew 4 large buttons or toggles evenly down one side. To wear, slip the buttons or toggles through the stitches of the other end of the cowl.

Pattern Permissions

This is a FREE pattern, and by using it, you’re agreeing to the following legally-protected conditions.

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

Pattern by
Little Monkeys Crochet
littlemonkeyscrochet.com

Here are the “do nots”:

  • 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.
  • Do not pull any of my photos from this site (or any of my other sites) to promote yourself or your crochet business on your own blog, Facebook page, or anywhere else. The exception to this is if you want to share my article link(s) on your own blog; in this case, you are welcome to take one photo per post for use on your site as long as it is accompanied by a direct link back to my post and does not include any portion of the pattern itself.
  • Do not post a translation of the pattern anywhere – this is copyright theft. If you would like to help make a translation available, I am happy to publish it on my blog with a link to your blog or Crochet-related Facebook page.
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  • Peachess February 5, 2015, 5:14 pm

    I can’t believe no one else has left a comment for this Scarf!!! It is absolutely STUNNING!! I came across it on pinterest and I just had to get a better look at it. I love working with chunky yarns so I will absolutely be working this one up asap. Actually, I’m so impressed with all your scarves…I’ll probably end up making them all…LOL

  • Stacy March 21, 2015, 10:52 pm

    i love your instructions. They are clear and simple to follow! I can’t wait to make this scarf

  • Stephanie November 18, 2015, 6:06 am

    This scarf is gorgeous! Everything is so easy to follow. Beginner question. Do you SC and DC into the same stitch?

    • Rebecca November 23, 2015, 10:29 am

      Yes 🙂

  • Eneida Marrero January 14, 2016, 12:46 pm

    Love this pattern! It looks so rich and cozy! The butons makes it even more interesting.

    • Audrey Valenti December 27, 2016, 4:06 pm

      This is just so stunning !! the choice of the white yarn with the dark wood toggles for buttons is what caught my attention.