TeeAnna

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Cowls are one of the easiest pieces of neckwear you can make for yourself or for a friend. And this one is just lovely. The rich red color is a pick-me-up for any dreary and drab winter day and the touch of lace will just make you feel pretty. Enjoy!

Materials-
Red Heart yarns worsted weight, Cherry Red (1 skein)
Crochet hook, size H
Blunt needle to weave in ends
Scissors

Skill- Moderately easy.
Size- 39" Circumference (19" L x 8" W)


With Cherry Red and H hook, ch 29.

Row 1- Insert hook in 5th ch from hook, pull up a loop, yo and through the first 2 loops, leaving 1 loop on hook, *insert hook in next ch, pull up a loop, yo and through the first 2 loops, rep from * twice more, yo and pull through all loops on hook [bottom of diamond made], ch 2, 1 dc in next ch, rep across 1 dc in last ch. Ch 4, turn

Row 2- [Mark this as RIGHT SIDE] Work a 4-dc shell in top of first bottom diamond, ch 1, 1 dc in top of next dc, *4-dc shell in top of first bottom diamond, ch 1, 1 dc in top of next dc, rep from * across,1 dc in top of turning chain. (Diamond row completed) Ch 4, turn.

Row 3- Insert hook in first dc, pull up a loop, yo and through the first 2 loops, leaving 1 loop on hook, [insert hook in next dc, pull up a loop, yo and through the first 2 loops, leaving 1 loop on hook,] rep 3 more times, yo and pull through all loops on hook [bottom of diamond made], ch 2, 1 dc in next ch, rep across 1 dc in last ch. Ch 4, turn.


Note- Place a marker to remember that this the right side

Rows 4 to 31- Rep rows 2 and 3 for diamond lace pattern. Ch 3, turn.
Row 32- Work 26 dc across the row. Ch 4, turn (counts as first tr of next row).
Row 33- 1 tr in second dc of row, 1 tr in each dc across. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 34 to 56- Rep rows 32 and 33. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Thread blunt needle and sew into a tube. Weave in ends.

Done!






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Noemie

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This short keyhole scarf is very simple and works up really fast and because of the variegated color of the yarn, it just looks absolutely fabulous. It is an ideal quick project for a gift, it is also wonderful for charity. Enjoy!

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Cherrycola (only 1 skein) (You can substitute any worsted weight variegated of your liking)
Blunt needle
Crochet hook size H
Scissors

Ch 25

Row 1- 1 treble crochet stitch in 5th ch from hook and in each ch across. (22 sts) Ch 4 (counts as first st of next row throughout), turn.
Row 2- 1 tr in each st across. (22 sts) Ch 4, turn.
Rows 3 to 24- 1 tr in each st across. (22 sts) Ch 4, turn.
Row 25- 1 tr in each of next 5 sts, ch 10, skip 10 sts, 1 tr in each stitch till end of row. (keyhole started) (22 sts)
Row 26- 1 tr in each stitch and in each chain across. (Keyhole completed) (22 sts) Ch 5, turn (counts as 1 tr + ch 1 for next row)


Lace End-
Row 1- Skip next st, *1 tr, ch 1, skip 1 st, rep across. Ch 5, turn.
Rows 2 to 8- Rep row 1. Ch 3, turn.

Shell Edging-
Row 1-Work 5 dc in same spot as ch 3, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in next st, skip 2 sts, 6 dc in next st, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, 6 dc in next st, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, skip 2 sts, 6 dc in last st of row. Fasten off and weave in tail.

Opposite Side of Scarf-
Join yarn to first tr of opposite end of scar and repeat Lace End and Shell Edging. Fasten off, weave in tails.

You're done!

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Maeva

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This is a really easy but gorgeous short cowl that you can make in a jiffy if you are a fast crocheter. It was made in a variegated that had been stashed for a while, that is why I am not including the specific color.
You can easily make it in any Red Heart variegated of your choice and it will be just as lovely, because it is the stitches and the shape of the cowl that counts. Enjoy!

Materials-

Red Heart worsted weight yarn Super Saver, your choice of a variegated (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle to weave in ends
Pins.

Ch 44.


Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 sc in next ch, rep from * across. (43 sts) Ch 2, turn.
Row 2- Skip first sc, 1 sc in next ch, *skip next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch space, rep from * across, 1 c in each of last 2 sts. (43 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, 1 sc in next ch 1 space, rep from * across. (43 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 4 to Row 68- Repeat rows 2 and 3 alternately. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Fold 2 inches of the crochted fabric and pin in in place, to form the collar of the cowl.
Bottom of Cowl-
Join yarn to NARROW EDGE of one of the long sides of cowl.
Row 1- Work 1 sc into every sc and ch 1 space across narrow edge of cowl, when you reach the folding of the collar, continue crocheting 1 sc into each stitch but through both thicknesses, ch 2, continue by working through both thicknesses of opposite side of narrow edge of cowl, making 1 sc in each stitch, then 1 sc in each sc and in each ch 1 space till end of row. Ch 4, turn (counts as first tr of next row). (64 sc)
Row 2-1 tr in each stitch across. Ch 5, turn (counts as first tr and ch 1 of next row). (64 tr)
Rpw 3- Skip next st, 1 tr, ch 1, [skip next st, 1 tr and ch 1 in next st] rep 10 times, ch 1, 1 tr in each of next 8 sts, ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 tr in next st, [skip next st, 1 tr and ch 1 in next st] rep till end of row. Ch 3, turn (counts as first dc of first shell).
Shell Edge-
Row 1- Work 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc shell in first tr, ch 2, skip 2 tr and ch 1 spaces, work a shell as follows: 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next tr (shell made), *ch 2, skip 2 tr and 2 ch spaces, work shell in next tr, rep from * across till end of row. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Done!



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Xandra

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Cowls have been very popular on our site. The cold months sometimes are a bit drab and it is wonderful to put on something warm and pretty and colorful to lift your spirits.That has given me inspiration for this beautiful yet simple collar which works up like a dream. You can wear it around a turtle neck or simply around your neck to keep you warm and feeling pretty on a cold and blustery day,  Enjoy!

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Real Teal (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle
Scissors

With Real Teal and H hook, ch 26

Row 1- 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. (24  dc) Ch 3, turn.
From now on, you will be crocheting in between the dc stitches.
Row 2- yarn over and insert hook in between the posts of the first 2 double crochet sts of the previous row and work 1 dc st as usual, rep across row. (24 dc, counting ch 3 as 1 dc) Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- Yo, insert hook right between the first two dc of previous row and work 1 dc, rep across. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 4 to 52- Rep row 2. DO NOT FASTEN OFF. Ch 4, turn (counts as first dc plus ch 1 of next row).


Lace Edge-
 (We will be working on long side of cowl across edge.)
Row 1- Skip space, *1 dc in next space, ch 1, skip space, rep from * across. (51 dc plus ch 1 spaces across.) Ch 4, turn.
Row 2- 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, *1 dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * across, ending row with a dc in top of turning ch. Ch 4, turn.
Row 3- Rep row 3.
Fold the Lace Edge over the collar and with yarn, discreetly tack the edges in place. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Bottom of Cowl-
Join yarn to NARROW EDGE of one of the long sides of cowl.
Row 1- Working across narrow edge of Cowl, make 16 sc across narrow edge, working through both thicknesses, continue to sc across (Cowl and tacked edge of Lace Edge), make 5 more sc, for a total of 22 sc, ch 1, insert hook through both thicknesses of opposite edge of second leg of cowl and work 5 sc across the folded edge of Cowl. Now continue the row by making 1 sc in each foundation of loop of each remaining stitch. (Cowl is joined), (47 sc) Ch 2,turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (47 sc) 
Rows 3 to 4- Rep row 2. Ch 1, turn. (47 sc)
Row 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (47 sc)DO NOT FASTEN OFF! Ch 3, turn (counts as 1st dc of next row).

Shell Edging- 
Row 1- 1 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, [1 dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip 1 st] rep 6 times, ch 3, skip 3 sts, 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next st, ch 3, skip 3 sts, [1 dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip 1 st] rep 7 times, ch 3, turn.
Row 2- 1 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, [1 dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip 1 st] rep 6 times, ch 2, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in next ch space, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 1 dc in next ch, ch 2, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1,  [1 dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip 1 st] rep till end of row. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- 1 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, [1 dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip 1 st] rep 6 times, ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 4 sts, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next ch sp, 1 dc in each of next 4 sts, 1 dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, [1 dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip 1 st] rep till end of row. Ch 3, turn.
Row 4- 4 dc in same spot as ch 3 (shell made), skip next 3 sts, 1 sc in next st, skip next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, skip next 2 sts, 5-dc shell in next st, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of next 8 sts, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next ch space, 1 dc in each of next 8 sts, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, skip 2 sts, 5-dc shell in next st, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, skip 2 sts, 5-dc shell in next st, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, skip till the last st on row, work a 5-dc shell. Fasten off, weave in tails.

You're done!

Now you have some options...
Embellishment options:
You can leave your beautiful cowl as it is, or you can embellish it a bit more in the following ways:

Button-
You can add a decorative button of your choice.



Rose-
With Real Teal and H hook, ch 410.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (40 sc) Ch 3, turn (counts as first dc of first shell).
Row 2- 3 dc in first st, *4 dc in next st, rep from * across.
Roll up into flower shape. Use a yarn needle to stitch flower together on the back side.


That's it. Have fun!



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Adalene

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Cowls are so comfortable and easy to wear, and this one is pretty also. It is a light one, for those days that are not too cold but you need something warm around your neck to feel just right.

Size- 25" L (in circumference) x 8'
Skill- Moderately easy

Materials-

Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Hot Red (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle to sew with
Scissors

With Hot Red and H hook, ch 29 loosely.
Row 1- 1 dc in 5th ch from hook, *skip next 2 chains, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next ch, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn. (9 ch spaces)
Row 2- (Right side): Work 2 dc in first ch 1 space, 3 dc in each chain space across. Ch 1, turn. (27 sts)
Place a marker or loop a short piece of yarn a round any stitch to mark the last row as the right side.
Row 3- Sc in first 2 dc, *ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, rpeat from * across the row to the last st, sc in top of turning ch. Ch 1, turn. (8 ch-3 spaces)
Row 4- Sc in first sc, ch 3, [sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3] across, skip next sc, sc in last sc. Ch 4, turn. (9 ch-3 spaces)
Row 5- Dcin first ch-3 sc space, [dc, ch 1, dc] in each ch-3 across.
Repeat rows 2 to 5 until the piece measures approximately, 26 1/2."
Edging-
Row 1- Ch 1, turn, work 26 sc across, 2 sc in last sc of row, then, working across long edge of cowl , work 86 sc across, and 2 sc at end of row, turn into narrow side of cowl and work 26 sc across,
work 86 sc across long side of cowl, ending row with 2 sc. (232 sc) DO NOT FASTEN OFF! Cut a long yarn tail and thread a blunt needle and sew across the two sc rows on narrow edge of cowl. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Done!



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Joyanna

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This is one of those easy short scarflets that you whip up in a jiffy and can throw in your bag to face an unexpected change in the weather with lots of style. It is also a great project for charity or for gift-giving. Enjoy!

Materials-
worsted weight yarn, Delft Blue, (1 skein )
Crochet hook size H
scissors
yarn needle to weave in ends

Skill- Moderately easy

Size- 38" L x 5" W


With Delft Blue and H hook, ch 71.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (70 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- slip st in first st, *hdc in next st, slip st in next st, rep from * across. (70 sts) Ch 1, turn (does not count as a stitch throughout).
Row 3- 1 hdc in each stitch across. (70 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 4- Rep row 2. (70 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 5- Rep row 3. (70 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 6 to 18- Reps rows 2 and 3 alternately. (70 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 19- 1 sc in each stitch across. (70 sts) Ch 1.
Do not turn piece, but work on the narrow edge of scarf.
Side 1-
Row 1- Work 19 sc across narrow edge of scarf. (19 sts) Ch 2, turn (counts as first st of row)
Row 2- 1 hdc in each stich across. (19 sts) Ch 2, turn.
Rows 3 to 4- Rep row 2. Ch 4, turn.
Row 5- 1 tr in each of next 4 sts, ch 9, skip 9 sts, 1 tr in each of last 5 sts. (19 sts, keyhole started) ch 2, turn (Counts as first st of next row).
Row 6- 1 hdc in each st and in each ch across. (19 sts) (Keyhole completed) Ch 2, turn (counts as first st of row).
Rows 7 to 10- 1 Hdc in each st across. (19 sts) Ch 4, turn (counts as first dc + ch 1 of next row).
Row 11- Skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, *skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, rep from * across, ch 1, 1 dc in top of turning ch. (19 sts) Ch 3 (counts as first st of nex row), turn.
Row 12- 1 dc in each st and in each ch across. (19 sts)
Rows 13 to 18- Repeat rows 11 and 12 alternately.
Edging-
Ch 4, slip stitch in first ch of ch-4 (picot made), slip stitch in each of next 3 sts, picot, rep across, make a picot in last st.

Fasten off. Weave in tails.


Side 2-
Rows 1- 4: Repeat rows 1 to 4 of Side 1.Ch 4, turn. (19 sts)
Row 5- 1 tr in each stitch across. (19 sts)
Rows 6 to 10- 1 Hdc in each st across. (19 sts) Ch 4, turn (counts as first dc + ch 1 of next row).
Row 11- Skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, *skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, rep from * across, ch 1, 1 dc in top of turning ch. (19 sts) Ch 3 (counts as first st of nex row), turn.
Row 12- 1 dc in each st and in each ch across. (19 sts)
Rows 13 to 18- Repeat rows 11 and 12 alternately.
Edging-
Ch 4, slip stitch in first ch of ch-4 (picot made), slip stitch in each of next 3 sts, picot, rep across, make a picot in last st.

Fasten off. Weave in tails.

Done!



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Ashlyn

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It seems to me you can never have enough easy to wear, pretty things to put around your neck, even on breeze evenings, they just make you feel more comfortable! Ashlyn is easy and pretty and feminine. The stitches have enough "give" to make the scarflet appear as if it was knitted. The drape and the feel of these stitches is wonderful.  Enjoy!

Skill- Moderately easy
If you are a beginner, you will need to know how to do tr stitches, and sc stitches, and how to follow instructions carefully.
Size- 5 1/2" W x 37" L

Materials-
1 Skein Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Shocking Pink
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle to weave in tails
Scissors



Back of Scarflet (Neck area):
With Shocking Pink and H hook, ch 74.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 sc in next ch, rep from * across.
Row 2- Ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 1 space, *ch 1, skip next sc, make 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, rep from * across.
Rows 3 to 22- Rep row 2 for pattern. Ch 1, turn.
First Side:
Row 23- Working across narrow edge of Scarflet, make 18 sc across. Ch 4, turn. (18 sts)
Row 24- 1 tr in each of next 3 sts, ch 10, skip 10 sts, 1 tr in each of last 4 sts. (Keyhole started) (18 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 25- 1 sc in each tr and in each ch across. (18 sts) Ch 1 turn. (Keyhole completed)
Urchin Stitch
Now we'll work on the decorative ends of our scarflet.
Row 1- Work 1 sc in each of first sts of row, skip next st, 1 sc, ch 2 1 sc in next st, *skip next st, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in next st, rep from * across, till you reach the last 2 sts of row, make 1 sc in each of those last 2 sts. Ch 1, turn. (18 sts, not counting ch 2 loops)
Row 2- 1 sc in each of first 2 sts, now, working ONLY in the ch 2 loops, make 1 sc, ch 2, 1 c in first ch-2 loop, *1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-2 loop, rep from * across, till you reach last 2 sts, 1 sc in each of last 2 sts.
Rows 3 to 24- Rep row 2 for pattern. Fasten off, weave in ends.


Second Side:
Join Shocking Pink to narrow edge of scarflet.
Row 1- Working across narrow edge of Scarflet, make 18 sc across. Ch 4, turn. (18 sts)
Row 2- 1- Work 1 sc in each of first sts of row, skip next st, 1 sc, ch 2 1 sc in next st, *skip next st, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in next st, rep from * across, till you reach the last 2 sts of row, make 1 sc in each of those last 2 sts. Ch 1, turn. (18 sts, not counting ch 2 loops)
Rows 3 to 27- Rep row 2. (This side has more rows of Urchin Stitch to compensate for the keyhole on the opposite side.) (18 sts) Fasten off, weave in tails.

Done!


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