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!


The Bridge That Love Built...
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Chloe

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Cowls have become some of the most popular items in our blog and for good reason, they are warm, good looking and super easy to make. Chloe fits all that and more, It is also versatile, and can be worn in different ways. Enjoy!

Skill- Easy
Size- 27 1/2" L in circumference x 5" W.

Materials-

Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Paddy Green (4 oz)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Honeydew (4 oz)
Crochet hook sizes H and F.
Blunt needle
Scissors


Back of Cowl-

With Paddy green and H hook, Ch 74.
Row 1- 1 hdc in third ch from hok and in each ch across. Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), turn. (72 sts)
Row 2- 1 hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (72 sts)
Rows 3 to 10- 1 hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (72 sts)
Row 11- 1 hdc in each st across. (72 sts) Fasten off, weave in tails.


Front of Cowl-

Working on Right Side of piece, join Honeydew to narrow edge of cowl.
Row 1- With Honeydew and F hook, make 21 sc across (2 sc per each hdc of piece) Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), turn. (22 sts)
Row 2- 1 dc in same spot as ch 1, slip st in next st, *1 dc in next st, slip st in next st, rep across from *. (22 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 dc in each st across. (22 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 4 to 22- Rep rows 2 and 3. Ch 1, turn.
Row 23- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten of, leaving long tail to sew with.

Thread blunt needle with tail you left and sew edge of Cowl to opposite Paddy Green narrow end. Fasten off, weave in remainder of tail.

Done!
Wasn't that easy and fun? Now wear your cowl and show what you made!






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Charlee

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Charlee is the third of my gray gifting cowls (for now), and I just cannot wait to share it with you. Because of the nature of the stitch I chose, it has a soft drape and it feels almost as if were knitted. Pay careful attention to the instructions because the stitch is worked using the horizontal loop that lay just behind and under the usually two loops you are accustomed to using. The whole whole stitch depends upon you using this little horizontal bar. You can make it wider, if you want it to turn and have the feel of a double knit. Enjoy!

Size- 30" L (in circumference) x 5 1/2 W
Skill- Moderately easy

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



With Charcoal and H hook, ch 109.

Row 1- Work 1 hdc in 2rd ch from hook, and in each ch across. Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), turn. (107 sts)
Row 2- Take a careful look at the back of your stitches. There is a small horizontal loop behind and below the usual top loops where stitches are wordinarily worked, this horizontal loop forme as you worked your first row of hdc and it now appars all along the row, at the back of the stitches. Insert your hook in the first of those loops and make 1 hdc as you normally would, rep across. ch 1, turn. (107 sts) Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), turn.
Row 3- 1 hdc in each st across. (107 sts)
Rows 4 to 15- Repeat rows 2 and 3 alternately. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew both ends together and weave in all ends.


Done!




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Charmaine

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I have designed and made three gray cowls for gifts and have decided to share them with you. They have the same characteristics, aside from being gray: they are relatively easy, fast, and good looking. Oh, and I have decided to name them all with a "Ch." This is the second one. Enjoy!

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

Skill- Moderately easy
Size- 30 1/2" L (in circumference) x 6" W


With Grey Heather, ch 108.
Row 1- 2 hdc in third ch from hook, skip 2 ch, *3 hdc in next ch, skip 2 ch, rep from * across. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2- Skip first 2 hdc, insert hook in between the second and the last hdc of the first 3-hdc group (insert the hook in between the two posts, under the horizontal threads above the posts), rep across, 1 hdc in top of turning ch. Ch 2, turn. (35 3-shell clusters plus 1 hdc and 1 ch 2 at either end.)
Rows 3 to 17- Rep row 2. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.


Thread blunt needle with tail you left to sew with. Sew both ends together. Fasten off and weave in all tails.

Done!



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Charsey

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If you are looking for a cowl that you can whip up in a jiffy and will look really pretty when work, this one is for YOU! It is a very easy pattern but it has an interesting texture and the result is quite pretty. Enjoy!

Skill- Moderately easy
Size- One size fits most (32" L in circumference x 6 1/4" W)

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



With Charcoal and H hook, ch 107.
Row 1- Skip 1st ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, *1 dc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, rep from * across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each st scross. (106 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in first st, 1 dc in next st, rep across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in each st across. (106 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 5 to 24- Rep rows 3 and 4 alternately. (106 sts) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.



Thread blunt needle with tail you left to sew with. Sew both ends together. Fasten off and weave in all tails.

Done!


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