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Cold weather wear can be so much fun! I love cowls, don't you? They are so easy to make and to wear. You don't have to drag around a large scarf, you just drop it into your purse and you're set to go. If there is a chilly wind or a change in the weather, you're ready to be warm in style! Two different but similar textures hug your neck in warmth. This cowl is then completed in front in a third stitch that adds visual appeal to the whole. You can leave it as is or add a button of your choice.

Red Heart worsted weight yarn Guava (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle
Optional: Decorative button of your choice

Sise- 34" L x 5" W
Skill- Relatively easy

This cowl is not crocheted in the round, it is joined together at the end.

With Guava and H hook, ch 100.
Row 1- 1 sc and 1 dc in second ch from hook, skip 1 ch, *1 sc and 1 dc in next ch, skip next ch, rep from * across, work 1 sc in last ch of row. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- Skip first st, work 1 sc and 1 dc in next st, *skip next st, work 1 sc and 1 dc in next st, rep from * across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 6- Rep row 2. Ch 1, turn.
Change of texture-
Row 7- 1 sc in each stitch across. (99 sc) Ch 1, turn.
New texture-
Row 8- 1 sc in 1st sc, *draw up lop in same sc, yo, draw up loop in next sc, yo and through the 4 loops on hook, 1 sc in next sc, rep from * across. (Loop Pattern made) Ch 2, turn.
Row 9- 1 hdc in each st across. (99 hdc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 10- Rep row 8. Ch 2, turn.
Row 11- 1 hdc in each st across. (99 hdc)
Rows 12 to 14- Alternate rows 8 and 9. Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each st across. DO NOT FASTEN OFF!

Bottom of Cowl- 
Row 1- Working across narrow edge of Cowl, work 18 sc across narrow edge, do NOT ch 1, insert hook into the first st of next side of Cowl and make 1 sc, (Cowl is joined), work 17 more sc across narrow edge of second side of cowl. (36 sc) Ch 2,turn.
Row 2- Working in Front Loops ONLY, make 1 hdc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (36 sts)
Row 3- Working in Back Loops ONLY, make 1 sc in each hdc across. (36 sts)
Rows 4 to 9- Alternate rows 2 and 3, finish with an sc row. DO NOT FASTEN OFF!
Shell Edging- 
Make 5 sc-shell in firt sc of row, *skip 3 sc, 5-sc shell in next sc, rep from * across, to finish row, skip 2 sc, and work 5-sc shell in last sc of row. Fasten off and weave in tails.

You're done!

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I love simple cowls that are quite versatile to use in colors that go well with almost anything you can put on. Neutral shades do that exceptionally well and this cowl is very easy to make and even easier on the wear. The faux horizontal knit pattern form by the slip stitch technique makes the cowl more flexible, yet it is still thick and cozy. Notice that you can wear it three different ways! Hope you enjoy making it!

Red Heart worsted wight yarn Buff Fleck or any color of your choice (1 skein)
Crochet hook sizes L and J
Blunt needle

With L crochet hook, ch 61
Work loosely!

Back and Sides of Cowl-
Row 1- Slip st in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1.
Row 2- Insert hok into the first loop of first slip stitch and slip stitch, rep across. Ch 1, turn. (You just completed a row of horizontal slip stitch knit stitch.)
Row 3- With yarn in front, insert the hook from back to front into the back loop of front loop (the one nearest to you) of first st of row, pull up loop, and work a slip stitch with that loop, rep across. (Purl stitch just made.)
This piece will shrink, DO NOT PANIC!
Row 4- Work knit stitch across row. Ch 1, turn.
Row 5- Purl across. Ch 1, turn.
Continue alternating rows 2 and 3 until your piece measures 5" W x 15" L (after naturally shrinking) (Approx. 26 rows, alternating rows 2 and 3.)
Do Not fasten off!

Center of Cowl-
We will now be working across one of the narrow ends of the cowl.
Row 1- Working with hook J, ch 1, skip first st on narrow edge of piece, and insert the hook into next st and pull up a loop, make an sc, *ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st, rep across, make 1 sc in each of last two sts of row. Ch 1, turn. (20 sts)
Row 2- Skip first sc, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, rep across. (21 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, rep across. (21 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 4 to 37- Rep rows 2 and 3. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Thread blunt needle with tail and sew the piece into a tube. Fasten off, weave in tail.


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