Craftybegonia's Julia: A New Cowl

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This is a beautiful cowl in a rich and lovely shade of teal. It is super easy and very fast to make. It would make an ideal gift or charity project as well as a great addition to your warming accessories!
Skill- Advanced beginner onward.
Size- 10 inches long
Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Real Teal (it takes less than half a skein)
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle to weave in tails
Abbreviations: ch = chain; dc = double crochet; sc = single crochet' tr = treble or triple crochet
This pattern and all patterns on this blog have been written in American crochet terminology.

With Real Teal and H hook, ch 90, sl st to join rnd, making sure not to twist the ch.
Rnd 1- Ch 3, (does not count as a stitch), 1 dc in each ch around. Sl st to join rnd. (90 sts)
Rnd 2- Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 1 sc in first st, 1 tr in next st, rep around. End rnd with a sl st in top of beginning sc. (90 sts)
Rnd 3- Ch 3, rep rnd 1. (90 sts)
Rnd 4- Ch 1, rep rnd 2. (90 sts)
Rnds 5 to 11- Alternately rep rnds 1 and 2. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Done!



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82 comments:

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi I love this scarf you made and the color yarn you chose! I would love and try and make this some time!
Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

Craftybegonia said...

Thank you +Julie Corbisiero for the sweet encouragement. I'm so grateful to God for the ability to make so many people happy around the world! I think that teal is absolutely gorgeous and the the cowl works up so fast and so easily! Hey, and by only one letter it's your name also, so wear it like it was designed for you, lol!

Mary Ylisela said...

This is beautiful, simple and I also love the tael color. Thank you for sharing!

Jamye Reeves said...

What size of hook did you use?

Julia said...

I love it because it is my name! :) Well, of course I love it other than that! You make the nicest things!

Alli said...

This is beautiful. I have been telling myself I need to try my hand at making something and seeing this beauty has reignited that! Thanks!

Craftybegonia said...

Thank you +Mary Ylisela, you're very welcome!

Craftybegonia said...

I used an H hook, Jamye Reeves. You know, you made me realize that that part of the pattern was cut off at upload and I have restored it, so now you can see it all! Thanks for calling my attention to it.

Craftybegonia said...

And a lovely name it is, +Julia, and of course, it would look lovely on you!

Johanna Sierra said...

I'm blessed to run into your pattern. Thanks for sharing it. I love the simple stitches that gives the project a Beautiful look and feel. I love the color you choose for this project too. Again, thank-you so much.

Craftybegonia said...

Thank you Johanna Sierra for your sweet encouragement! I'm very glad you like Julia. It is super easy to make and it's really lovely when put on. Enjoy!

Christine Savinelli said...

Nice looking cowl, I've started one in Patons Classic Wool. I was wondering how much yarn you used & if you used 4 ply yarn? Thanks for sharing.

Craftybegonia said...

Hi Christine Savinelli, I used Red Heart worsted weight yarn Real Teal (it takes less than half a skein, but if youy have half of the Super Saver skein, you'll do just fine.) Hope this helps!

juliakupas said...

Of course, I love the pattern, and OF COURSE, I love the name!

Craftybegonia said...

I'm glad you like the pattern and I think the name is lovely. I have loved the reaction of all the Julias, happy to honor you all!

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RecycleCindy said...

A very pretty and lovely cowl. I want to try the pattern and have bookmarked it. I also stumbled it for you too. Best wishes and thanks again for all the great free patterns.

Craftybegonia said...

Thank you so much, Cindy, hope yours turns out pretty!

ruth f said...

I just LOVE all your patterns!!! I've made so many of your scarflette patterns for gifts and so many more for those in need. They are always easy, fast, and pretty. And your instructions are very thorough. You are my "go to" site for patterns. When giving to the needy they all look like gifts from me - which they are. Thank you so much for sharing your patterns and talents with those of us who love to crochet.

Craftybegonia said...

That you so much +ruth F! I an very glad that you enjoy my patterns, it is a joy to share them!

Nancy said...

I don't understand the "Ch3, does not count as a stitch" in Row 1. What do you do with that at the end of the row and beginning of Row 2?

Betty Lou said...

Just finished Julia and love working on it and the finished cowl. Used Red Heart With Love and a J hook. I make a lot a hats and scarves for the shelter and what caught my eye was that you mentioned it would be a good charity project. That is where mine is going and plan on making more. Thanks for sharing. Hugs

Craftybegonia said...

Hi Nancy! Please, read the pattern carefully . The pattern itself tells you what to do. How do you start the row? Well, you ignore the ch stitch you make at the beginning, then you yarn over, you insert the hook into the next stitch, you pull up a loop and you complete the stitch as noted in the pattern. Hope this helps!

Nancy said...

I'm sorry, I must be really dense. At the end of Row 1, you don't joint with a sl st anywhere? And you just ignore that ch3 at the beginning and start Row 2 on the first dc? I have 2 rows done so far using a soft heather yarn and it looks lovely, but the start and stop of rows in the round don't look quite right to me. And the little "bumps" aren't very bumpy. I'm thinking it's because I used an I hook because I usually crochet rather tightly.

Craftybegonia said...

Hi Nancy, the pattern starts:
With Real Teal and H hook, ch 90, sl st to join rnd, making sure not to twist the ch. So yes, it has a slip stitch that joins the round so that you can form a cowl. The bumps are soft, they are not rigid like popcorn stitches. I do not recommend an I hook unless you are using a chunky yarn or you will not have the effect created in the original. But hey, go with your taste!

Nancy said...

Yes, I understand that you join with a sl after you Ch 90. But after Row 1, what do you do? There is nothing about joining with a sl, but there is after Row 2. This is where my confusion comes in. I've been "guessing" and my cowl looks ok, but you can still tell where the "rows" start. As I said, I crochet tightly, so I always choose a hook one size larger. However, in this case, I think it would have looked better with the H. Although the opening to get it over my head might have been a bit smaller. I'm enjoying how easy the pattern is...just wondering about the beginning of each row. Thank you for replying each time I've had a question.

Craftybegonia said...

Hi Nancy, yes you slip stitch after the first and actually after every rnd to keep the shape of the cowl. The start of the rnds are supposed to be at the back or nape of the neck when you wear the cowl so they won't show that much. I tried not to make it continuous rounds since that is difficult for some crocheters to keep up with and I wanted a simple and fast cowl they could make. Hope this helps!

Nancy said...

Thank you!!! It does look lovely and I just got some new yarn to try. I think this is going to be a popular cowl.

Diane Johnson said...

Love this cowl. Very pretty. I'm confused with the pattern. As the ch 3 and ch 1 at beginning of each row doesn't count as a stitch and you are to not stitch into them when working the pattern, do you sl st into them to join round, or do you ignore them and sl st into the regular stitch after?

Craftybegonia said...

Yes, +Diane Johnson, you ignore the beginning sts altogether.

Casey Proctor said...

For round 2 it states:
Rnd 2- Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 1 sc in first st, 1 tr in next st, rep around. End rnd with a sl st in top of beginning sc. (90 sts)
After the ch 1, I sc in first st, 1 tr in next st. After that, do I continue repeating 1 sc, 1 tr to end of round or just tr to end of round (with no sc sts. except the first stitch)? Thank you for this pattern! I want mine to look as beautiful as yours.

Craftybegonia said...

Hi +Casey Proctor! I'm sorry it took me so long to answer but I have been a bit overwhelmed lately. Yes, you ignore the first ch 1, etc. Just follow the pattern ignoring the first ch stitch of every row as the pattern instructs. Hope your Julia will be as pretty as you want it to and that you will really enjoy wearing it!

Rakia Garnett said...

Hello! I was wondering what the length of the finished cowl was?

Shirley Taylor said...

How length do you get? Please, anyone. Thanks.

mamina17 said...

Can you send me a chart for this project . Thanks in advance

Craftybegonia said...

Hi +Rakia Garnett and +Shirley Taylor, Julia is a short cowl, it is 10" long.

Craftybegonia said...

Hi +mamina17. I am sorry, but I do not chart my patterns. Right now, I do not have the time to start doing it either. The pattern is very easy.

Barb Jones said...

Thank you for sharing, so beautiful. I want to use Red Heart Unforgettable yarn, would I use a different size hook?

YT Cassady said...

I LOVE THE JULIA COWL PATTERN. I WAS WONDERING IF USING CARON SIMPLY SOFT YARN WOULD BE SUFFICE FOR THIS PROJECT. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?

Craftybegonia said...

Hi +Barb Jones. I would say make a swatch and test to see if it would work out. If you think it works, go for it!

Craftybegonia said...

Hi +YT Cassady, I think the best advice I can give you is to make a swatch and keep an eye on your gauge. If it gives you a piece you are happy with, then do it!

Craftybegonia said...

By the way, +Barb Jones, I would stick with either H or I hook, if you can manage it!

Barb Jones said...

Thank you, I will try a H hook as thats my best hook.

Lisa Anne said...

Hi! I made the cowl in a lovely brown color to celebrate the coming of fall. The pattern worked up easily. Thank you for the pattern.

Craftybegonia said...

Hi +Lisa Anne, I'm glad your Julia turned out as pretty as you wanted. Hope you enjoy wearing it!

Alaina Jones said...

Hi! What is the approximate circumference? (I'm assuming the 10 inches long is the depth) I seem to crochet tighter than most patterns so I'm trying to determine if I would ch more than 90. Thanks!

Craftybegonia said...

Hi +Alaina Jones, the circumference of Julia is 27 inches, if you think it would be too tight for you, you might want to make it with an I hook instead of an H hook, that will certainly give you a bit of a longer cowl, easier for you, perhaps...

Alaina Jones said...

Thank you for responding! I'll try it with H first.

Craftybegonia said...

You are most welcome +Alaina Jones! I always answer, it is just that I have over 10 thousand emails (not kidding you) and gazillions of things to respond to, it takes me a little bit, (but just hang on and I always get back to you!) Hope it works for you with H hook!

YT Cassady said...

You stated ch3(does not count as a stitch, dc around, 90dc. Do i dc in the ch3 space to make it 90dc? I'm confused?

Craftybegonia said...

Hi +YT Cassady, no problem. You just ignore the ch 3 as if you had not made it. You ch 3 just to get going with the next set of stitches, but the ch 3 does not count for anything more than just getting you started, you just ignore it after that and forget about it.

Emoo Asem said...

Like your pattern

Jacquelyn Raftery said...

This is such a fantastic pattern, I would love to make these and offer them for sale, I have a small word of mouth business. May I have your permission to do so if I provide design credit and link back to you?

Craftybegonia said...

Hi +Jacquelin Raftery, sure, I give you permission to do that if you credit the original designer and link back to me. But I'd like to better link my store since you would be getting income from this:

http://friendsofcraftybegonia.blogspot.com/

The only thing I forbid is the actual selling of the patterns themselves, but you can make the items for sale if you give me credit as a designer and link back to me. I wish you all the best!

Barb Siddiqui said...

Loved this pattern, Thank You! Have made two and will do more.

Craftybegonia said...

Hi +Barb Siddiqui, thank you so much, glad you loved making Julia!

Mary Lewis said...

Love it and made it for one of my granddaughters teachers, thanks so much for the pattern, it was very easy and turned out beautiful in red heart love, berry red. Have a Merry Christmas and may God bless you and your family.

Colchester Public Library and Reading Center said...

I love the looks of this scarf! I know I must be missing something since everyone thinks it's so easy, but I can't understand how to repeat rnd. 1 for every odd numbered rnd. since there aren't any ch. stitches in the even numbered rnd. Could you please clear this up for me? Thanks so much!

Craftybegonia said...

Hello, +Colchester Public Library And Reading Center, I'm sorry you are having some trouble with the pattern for Julia! The pattern has chains at the start of rounds but you bypass them when you finish the rounds and they do not count as part of the pattern. You just ignore them as simple tools to begin the stitches. To repeat rnd 1, you make 3 ch, but they simply do not count as stitches, when you finish the round, you simply insert the hook into the stitch that is next to the ch 3, ignoring the chain 3, (and not in top of the chain 3,) to continue your work. You do the same with the ch 1 for the sc rounds. Hope this helps! May your Julia turn out lovely for you and I hope you enjoy wearing it!

Tami G said...

Thank you for this darling quick pattern. I love it! So sweet of you to share it for free.

God Bless

Tami

Tami G said...

Thank you for sharing this pattern. It is so cute and easy to whip.

God Bless

Craftybegonia said...

You are most welcome, +Tami, I am glad you liked the pattern. Enjoy!

Beverly Davis said...

Well once again you have come up with a winner for me...I make scarves, prayer shawls for the church and cancer center in East Texas...this one is so easy I will probably make one of each color I have in R.D. yarn...thanks again for the beautiful work. bdavis1736@etex.net

Craftybegonia said...

Well, God be praised! You are so very welcome, +Beverly Davis. It is a treat and a joy to share my work with you. I am tickled about what you do, I do work for Warming Families, that type of work means a lot!

sharon said...

I'm a crochet newbie and I saw your gorgeous pattern on all free crochet site for the 12 birth gems. I'm so glad my birthday is in December as the colour you have chosen is one of my favourites. I live in Ireland and our yarn is marked different to yours. If I used 2 strands of double knit do you think it would look similar to yours? Tia x

Craftybegonia said...

Hi +Sharon! I'm glad that you like Julia and that is your favorite color. it is very easy to make and I hope yours turns out really lovely and you enjoy wearing it. I do not know about the yarn weights in UK but I asked the internet what would be the equivalent of worsted weight in the UK and this is what I was told: Worsted weight yarn is the American term for yarn that you might spy in Australia or the UK as ’10 ply’ yarn. It’s the most common yarn weight that you’ll find on American shelves… and if you shop in Big Box stores, you might see it labeled as a ‘medium weight yarn’ in American yarn it is labeled as '4 Medium' or 4-ply yarn. I would say, make a swatch with the 2 strands of double knit, if you like the way it comes out, the crispness of the stitch, the movement of the piece (not to stiff and not too flimsy), go ahead! If not, use the suggested equivalent which is a yarn that you would use for Aran work, in other words, a triple knit yarn weight.
Hope this helped!

Jen said...

I'm not sure my previous comment got submitted....I wanted to ask if in round 2, you alternate between SC and TR or if after the inital SC, the rest is all TR in each stitch around. It looked a little funny when I alternated and the picture to me looks to be all TR, but wanted to clarify before I continue working on it. It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pattern! I'm trying to make it for my secret sister in MOPS as one of her gifts.

Unknown said...

Thank you for the fantastic pattern, made it in a couple of hours. Great quick Christmas gift

Craftybegonia said...

Hi +unknown! The pattern for Julia is extremely simple. Once you get into the stitch, it is almost mindless. You chain the given number of chains, then, when you are ready to being the pattern, the stitch goes as follows, you make 1 sc in first ch, 1 tr in next ch, 1 sc in next ch. What this does, is that it forces the treble to bend, creating the pretty bump you see in the cowl. Hope this helps!

Wren Nightingale said...

Greetings! I made this for my niece for Christmas. It was simple to crochet and it looks like it would cost much more than what I spent on 2 skeins of yarn. It is stunning! Thanks very much.

Craftybegonia said...

Thank you so much, +Wren Nightingale, I am very glad that it turned out so pretty. Hope your niece enjoys wearing Julia.

Regina Castello said...

Your cowl is exquisite. The pattern is simple, yet elegant and the color choice is electrifying! I really enjoy making cowls and in a variety of stitch patterns. They make marvelous, thoughtful gifts, especially to my friends in colder climates. Thanks for your graciousness in sharing this pattern.

Liz said...

Thank you so much for this pattern! I am going to try it using Red Heart Super Saver in camouflage for my little nephew! If it comes out well, I know she will want one for her husband too. No reason why guys can't wear cowls, rights?! Thanks

Craftybegonia said...

Thank you, +Regina Castello for your sweet words.I'm glad to share with you all.

Craftybegonia said...

Thank you, +Liz, you are so right, I don't see why your little nephew would not be able to wear a cowl. It would be so much easier for him to wear than a long scarf which gets caught everywhere!

deborah shoemake said...

Love it and the color.

Craftybegonia said...

Thank you +deborah shoemake, that color is flattering to just about any complexion! Glad you like Julia. Enjoy!

Regina Castello said...

Thank you for this pattern. I made it and added some fringe strands around. I created it in a yarn I had on hand, which was light turquoise and green stranded.
Easy pattern to follow and I love the puffy bits that add texture and pizzazz!

Craftybegonia said...

Thank you +Regina Castello, that sounds really creative! Glad your Julia turned out so well.

Heidi said...

Hi there, I love "Julia"! Thank you for sharing this pattern.
I was immediately drawn to this teal cowl as it's my favourite colour.
I'm still quite new to crochet, I dabble and try different crochet stitches but have only ever actually made 2 items.
My question is, what are the stitch multiples please? I'd like to make one a big larger.
Thank you in advance.
Heidi

Craftybegonia said...

Thank you so much +Heidi, Julia has been a tremendously popular cowl on the Net. I love teal too and i guess a whole LOT of people are with us!

sokeh said...

This is such a lovely project. I just finished making it, but it doesn't look as pretty as yours. It's not bad, it's just that the little bumps are not that visible, I'm thinking I may have been doing some other stitch instead of the triple one, I'm a beginner crocheter, so maybe I did do some other stitch. Anyways, I'll try again looking clearly at instructions.