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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

Red Heart worsted weight yarn Charcoal (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
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.


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