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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51 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.