Elaina

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I love cowls! They are easy and fast to make, wear comfortably and look great. Elaina fits the bill in all those areas! It would also make a quick and pretty gift for anyone.

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

Skill- Relatively Easy
Size- 9 1/2" T x 13" W;  26" (Circumference)


With Real Teal and H hook, ch 35.
Row 1- 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. (32 sts) Ch 4, turn.
Row 2- 1 tr in each st across. (32 sts) Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- 1 dc in each st ac ross. (32 sts) Ch 4, turn.
Rows 4 to 27- Alternate rows 2 and 3. (32 sts) DO NOT FASTEN OFF!
Lace-
Row 1- Ch 3 (counts as first st of row), 1 dc in next st, ch 2, skip 4 sts, 4 dc in next st, ch 2, skip 4 sts, 4 dc in next st, ch 2, skip 4 sts, 1 dc in each of next 6 sts, ch 2, skip 4 sts, 4 dc in next st, ch 2, skip 4 sts, 4 dc in next st, ch 2, skip 4 sts, 1 dc in each of last 2 sts. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2- Work 32 hdc across row. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- Rep row 1. Ch 2, turn.
Row 4- Rep row 2. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 5 to 17- Alternate rows 1 and 2. Ch 3, turn.
Row 19- work 32 dc across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew the cowl into a tube.
Thread a blunt needle with the yarn tail and sew both ends together into a tube, weave in the rest of the tail.

You're done!





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Allison

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Easy cowls are a joy to make for yourself, loved ones, friends or for good causes, and Allison is one of those. Feminine, easy, fast to make and not demanding too much yarn. It is a cowl that goes well with the chilly side of the transition days of spring because it is light, yet affords comfort and warmth around your neck when you need it. Enjoy!

Size- 31" (circumference), 14 1/2" L x 6" W.
Skill-  Moderately easy

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


With Tea Leaf and H nook, ch 26.
Row 1- 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in next dc, skip 3 ch, 5 dc in next ch (shell made), skip 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, *skip 2 ch, shell in next ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn (counts as first dc of next row).
Row 2-  1 dc in next dc, 5 dc in third dc of next shell, *1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 5 dc in thrid dc of next shell, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn.



Rows 3 to 45- Rep Row 2. Ch 1, turn.
Row 46- Work 1 sc in each stitch across. (23 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 47 to 55- 1 sc in each sc across. (23 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 56- 1 sc in each sc across. (23 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Thread a blunt needle with the yarn tail and sew the cowl closed. Fasten off and weave ends.

Done!



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Alynne

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This is a relatively easy and lovely cowl with an unusual style, very feminine and in a delicate shade of green. Light, yet warm enough for those chilly days of early spring! When done, you can leave it as is or add the flirty bow to the center. Enjoy!

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

Back of Cowl-
With Honeydew and H hook, ch 84.
Row 1- Work 3 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, *skip 2 chs, work 3 hdc in next ch; rep from *to last chain. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2- Skip first hdc, 3 hdc in next hdc (which is the center hdc of first hdc group), skip 2 hdc; rep from *across, 1 hdc in top of turning ch. Ch 2, turn.
Rows 3 to 12- Rep row 2. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Front of Cowl-
Row 1- Rejoin yarn on narrow edge of cowl and work 41 sc across both hanging pieces of the cowl, effectively joining the two vertical pieces. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2- Skip 2 sc, work 6 dc in next sc, [skip 3 sc, work 5 dc in next sc,] rep 4 times, skip the next 5 sc, make 5 dc in next sc, [skip 3 sc, work 5 dc in next sc,] rep 3 times, 1 sc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3-  Skip first 2 dc of first shell, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in  next dc, skip rest of shell (3-dc shell made), *3-dc shell in 3rd dc of next shell, rep from * across, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 4- Work 5 dc in center dc of 3-dc shell, rep across, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 5- Rep row 3. Ch 3, turn.
Row 6- Rep row 4. Fasten off, weave in tails.


You can leave the cowl as is or add this cute Bow:

Bow-
With Honeydew and H hook, ch 12.
Row 1- Work 1 hdc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (10 sts, counting first ch 2 as a stitch) Ch 2, turn.
Row 2- 1 hdc in each st across and in top of turning ch. (10 sts) ch 2, turn.
Row 3- Rep row 2. Fasten off, leaving long tail to wrap around middle of Bow and to tack Bow onto cowl.

Wrap yarn 15 times around center of Bow. Thread blunt needle with what is left of yarn and sew Bow on center of Cowl as seen in photos.
Done!






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Tory

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The cowls have been so popular that I have decided to make yet another one (I'm hearing you!) This one comes in Royal, one of the colors you like. It only uses 1 skein and it's very easy to make.
Enjoy!

Skill- Moderately Easy (Advanced beginner onward)
Size- 5 1/2" W x 17" L (Approx. 35" in circumference)

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Royal (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle (to weave in tails)
Scissors

With Royal and H hook ch,123, slip st to join into a ring, making sure that your chain is not twisted..
Rnd 1- Ch 3, 1 dc in same spot as ch 3, 1 dc in each ch around, sl st bypassing beginning ch 3. (123 dc)
Rnd 2- Ch 2, 1 hdc in same spot as ch 2, 1 hdc in each ch around, sl st bypassing beginning ch 2. (123 hdc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc and 1 dc in first stitch of rnd, skip 1 stitch, *1 sc and 1 dc in next st, skip 1 st, rep from * around, 1 sc in last st. Sl st to join rnd.
Rnd 4- 1 sc in first st, skip next dc, *1 sc and 1 dc in next sc, skip next dc, rep from * around. Sl st to join rnd.
Rnd 5- 1 sc in first st, skip next sc, *1 sc and 1 dc in next dc, skip next sc, rep from * around. Sl st to join rnd.
Rnd 6- Ch 3, 1 dc in same spot as ch 3, 1 dc in eac st around. (123 dc) sl st to join rnd, bypassing beginning ch 3.
Rnd 7- Ch 2, 1 hdc in same spot as ch 2, 1 hdc in each ch around, pull up two loops in the last st and yo over and through all loops on hook, sl st bypassing beginning ch 2. (123 hdc)
Do NOT work tightly on this next stitch!


Rnd 8- Ch 1, draw up 1 loop in each of next 2 sts, yo and through all loops on hook, ch 1, *draw up 1 loop in each of next sts, yo and through all loops on hook, ch 1; rep from * around, pull up two loops in the last st and yo over and through all loops on hook, sl st bypassing beginning ch 2. (123 sts).
Rnd 9- Rep Rnd 8.
Rnd 10- Rep rnd 8.
Rnd 11- Rep rnd 8.
Rnds 12 to 14- Rep rnd. 8.
Rnd 15- Ch 2, 1 hdc in same spot as ch 2, 1 hdc in each ch around, sl st bypassing beginning ch 2. (123 hdc)
Rnd 16- Ch 3, 1 dc in same spot as ch 3, 1 dc in each hdc around, sl st bypassing beginning ch 3. (123 dc) Fasten off, weave in tails.

Done!


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Camille

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This beautiful and very easy cowl is embellished with a hyperbolic style flower on the center panel which resembles a camellia, hence the name, Camille. Hope you love it and make one for yourself, for someone you love or for someone in need. Enjoy!


Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Light Raspberry (1 skein)
Crochet hooks size H and F
Blunt or yarn needle
Scissors
Optional- If you would like to give it a fancy look, you can sew a faux pearl at the center of the flower.


Ch 98.

Row 1- Work 2 dc in third ch from hook, skip 3 chs, * make 1 sc, ch 3 and 2 dc in next ch, skip next 3 ch; rep from * across, end row by skipping to last ch and making 1 sl st there. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2- 2 dc in same spot as final slip stitch of row 1, * in top of next ch 3 work 1 sc, ch 3, 2 dc, rep from * across, end row as follows: work a ch 3, 2 dc in next sc, sl st in top of turning ch.
Rows 3 to 8- Rep row 2.



Center Panel-
We will now work across narrow edge of Cowl.
Row 1- work 18 sc across narrow edge of cowl. (18 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2 to 17- 1 sc in each sc across. (18 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 18- 1 sc in each sc across. (18 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Thread blunt or yarn needle with tail and sew Center Panel to the opposite side of the lace side of Cowl. Fasten off, weave in ends.



Camellia-
With Light Raspberry and F hook, ch 42.
Row 1- 1 dc in 4th chain from hook, 4 dc in next ch, *2 dc in next ch, 4 dc in next ch, rep till end of row.
Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Thread blunt needle with tail and sew Camellia together by curling it around itself as you sew.


Sew Camellia to middle of Center Panel. Fasten off, and weave in tails on back side.

Done!





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Sophia

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Cowls are so cozy and warm for this time of year, they are also faster to make (in my humble opinion) than scarflets! Sophia is a two-toned, somewhat large cowl that is saturated with color and dappled with a soft texture, this cowl gives you both a comfortable, warm feel and a pretty look.
It is super easy to make also!

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Gold (5 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Cornmeal (5 oz)
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle (to weave in tails)
Scissors

Skill- Advanced beginner
Size- 5 1/2 " W x 17 1/2" L or Approx. 36 1/2" in circumference.


With Gold and H hook, ch 135, sl st to join into ring, making sure you do not twist the chain.
Rnd 1- Ch 1, 1 hdc in next ch and in each ch around. Sl st to join rnd in top of beginning ch 2.
Rnd 2- Ch 1, 1 sc and 1 dc in first hdc, skip 1 hdc, *1 sc and 1 dc in next hdc, skip next hdc, rep around from *, sl st in first sc to join rnd.
Rnd 3- Ch 1, skip first sc, 1 sc and 1 dc in next dc, *skip next sc, 1 sc and 1 dc in next dc, rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join rnd.


Rnds 4 to 8- Rep rnd 3. Sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Rnd 9- Join Cornmeal, work 1 hdc in each st around, sl st to join rnd. (135 sts)
Rnd 10- Rep rnd 2. Sl st to join rnd.
Rnd 11- Rep rnd 3. Sl st to join rnd.
Rnds 12 to 15- Rep rnd 3.
Rnd 16- Ch 2, rep rnd 9. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Done!

One more thing, if you would like this cowl to have a closure, you could go here to find several to choose from. You can use a contrasting color for your frog or one of the two tones of the cowl. Here is a specific example, though this blog is full of other frogs that you might try:


Adelaide Frog Closure


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Abrianna

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Since you have loved my cowls so much, I still feel inspired to design new ones. Abrianna is a very simple cowl to make, even an advanced beginner can make it. It works up quickly (can easily be finished in one sitting) and takes less than a full skein of yarn. The crocheted fabric is light and somewhat lacy, for those in-between days that are not tremendously cold and windy, yet because it is yarn, it provides warmth. Crochet it for yourself, for a friend, or for a charity project. It will make anyone feel pretty and feminine. Enjoy!

Skill- Easy
Size- 5" Wide x 13" Long (Approx. 27" in circumference)

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Royal (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle to weave in tails
Scissors


With Royal and H hook, ch 100, sl st to join rnd.
Rnd 1- Ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, skip 2 chs, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch, skip 2 ch, [1 dc in each of next 3 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch,] rep a total of 11 times, skip 2 chs, 1 dc in each ch till end of rnd. Sl st to join rnd.


Rnd 2- Ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, [2 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next ch sp, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc,] rep a total of 11 times, 1 dc in each dc till end of rnd, sl st to join rnd.
Rnd 3- Ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, [1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch sp, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc,] rep a total of 11 times, 1 dc in each dc till end of rnd, sl st to join rnd.
Rnds 4 to 9- Alternate rnds 2 and 3. Sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Done!

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