Hanne

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Hanne means "God is gracious" and I think it's a beautiful name, don't you think? This cowl is very easy and really feminine, combining a simple shell pattern with the rich color of the Claret yarn.

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn, Claret (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
blunt needle
Scissors

Skill- Relatively easy
Size- 27 1/2" circumference x 7" wide

With Claret and H hook, ch 27, loosely.

Row 1- Work 5 dc in 6th ch from hook, skip next 2 chs, make 1 dc in next ch, *skip next 2 chs, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 chs, 1 dc in next ch, rep from * across. (Mark this as Right Side) Ch 3, turn.


Row 2-  Skip first 3 dc of first shell, work 5 dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc of shell, * 1 dc in next dc, skip 2 dc, work 5 dc in next dc of shell, skip last 2 dc of shell, rep from * across., dc in top of turning ch.

Rows 3 to 40- Repeat row 2 for pattern. Fasten off, leaving long enough tail to sew with and to weave in end afterwards.



Thread yarn end into blunt needle and sew piece into a tube by joining both ends. Fasten off, weave in ends.

You're done!


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Alyssa

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Alyssa is a relatively easy cowl made with a pretty stitch combination of popcorns and shells. It looks chunky and it is warm, but it still has some lace "holes" to it that makes it quite charming and the rich color is quite striking!


Materials-
Red Heart Classic Parakeet (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle
Marker

Skill- Moderately easy (not for a beginner, though)
Size- 31" L x 6 1/2" W



With Parakeet and H hook, ch 26.

Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (25 sts) Ch 3, turn (counts as first dc of next row throughout).
Row 2- (Mark as Right Side) 1 dc in next st, work Popcorn in next st as follows: make 5 dc in st, drop loop from hook, insert hook in front of the 5-dc group of stitches, hook dropped loop and draw yarn through, ch 1 to close (Popcorn made), *skip 4 sts, make 9 tr in next st, skip 4 sts, work Popcorn in next st, skip 4 sts, work 9 tr in next st, rep from * across till you reach the last 2 sts, 1 dc in each of 2 last sts. Ch 1, turn (does not count as a stitch throughout).
Row 3- 1 sc in each stitch across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 4- 1 dc in next st, 1 popcorn in next Popcorn, skip 4 sts, 9 tr in next st, *Popcorn in next Popcorn, skip 4 sts, 9 tr in next st, rep from * across till last 2 sts, 1 dc in each of last 2 sts. Ch 1, turn.
Row 5 to 52- Rep rows 3 and 4, ending with row 3. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Thread blunt needle with yarn and sew the Cowl closed. Fasten off, weave in tail.




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Liessa

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The cold months often come accompanied by dreary weather, gray skies and just a bit sad weather. A pop of color in your wardrobe will be so uplifting in a day or week like that. Liessa fits the bill perfectly. it is a super easy cowl to make, warm and attractive. It works up relatively easy and it would be an ideal project for a gift or for charity. Have fun making and wearing yours!

Skill- Relatively easy.
Size- 10" W (after Collar fold) x approximately 31" L (after Lace is finished)

Materials-
Red Heart Yarn variegated of your choice (1 skein), I used Super Saver Mexicana
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle to weave in ends

Ch 43.
Row 1- 1 tr in 5th ch from hook, 1 tr in each ch across. (40 sts) Ch 4, turn.
Row 2- 1 tr in each stitch across. (40 sts) Ch 4, turn.
Rows 3 to 25- 1 tr in each stitch across. (40 sts) Ch 4, turn.
Row 26- 1 tr in each stitch across. (40 sts) Ch 1, turn.

Fold 1" of the crocheted fabric to form the collar and pin in place.


Bottom of Cowl-
Row 1- 1 sc in each in each of first 25 stitches, now, working across the fold of the Collar, inserting the hook through both thicknesses, make 1 sc in each stitch across the fold of the collar, securing the collar. Ch 3, insert hook into second part of the cowl, and working through both thicknesses, make 1 sc in first stitch and continue by making 1 sc in each of next 4 stitches, also working through both sicknesses, 1 sc in each remaining stitch across row. (73 sts) Ch 4, turn (counts as first dc + ch 1 of next row).


Lace-
Row 1- Skip next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, *ch 1, skip 1 stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, rep from * until you reach the last stitch on the fold of the Collar, do not work a ch 1, skip first of ch-3 space, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc (V Stitch) in next ch, skip last ch, do not make a ch 1, 1 dc in first stitch of opposite side of folded Collar,  *ch 1, skip 1 stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, rep from * till end of row. Ch 4, turn.
Row 2- 1 dc in first dc, ch 1, *1 dc in next dc, ch 1, rep fro * across. Ch 4, turn.
Row 3- Rep row 2. Ch 4, turn.
Row 4- Rep row 2. Ch 3, turn.
Row 5- Work 2 dc in same spot as ch 3 (first stitch of row), ch 3, skip next ch 1 and 1 dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc and the ch 1-spaces in between them, skip next ch 1, and work 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc (Shell) in next dc, ch 3, skip following ch sp as well as 1 dc and dc, and work 1 sc in next dc, ch 3, skip 3 dc and the ch-1 spaces in between, skip next ch 1, Shell in next dc, ch 3, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip 6 sts, work 5 dc in V St in the center of Front, ch 3, skip 8 sts, 1 sc in next st, skip 7 sts, Shell in next st, ch 3, skip 4 sts, 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip 7 sts, Shell in next st, ch 3, 1 sc in top of turning ch, ch 3, turn.
Row 6- 2 dc in same spot as ch 3, ch 3, *1 sc in next sc, ch 3, Shell in center of next Shell, ch 3, rep, from * across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 7- Rep Row 6. Fasten off, leaving long tail to weave in ends. Weave in tail.

You're done!



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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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