One of my daughters asked me to make her a chunky cowl. I love it when they ask me to crochet! I’ve written the pattern out for you. Even you beginners can do this. Honest.
I used one of my favourite yarns – Debbie Bliss Cotton DK. I find it thicker than other DK I’ve tried and it’s oh so lush! Hence the name of the cowl. I found this yarn when I did my yarn test. It’s super lovely.
I used a big 7 mm hook and just one stitch – easy!
Here’s the pattern in short form – beginners keep reading down the page.
UK terms (US terms in brackets)
You’ll need 150 – 200 grams of Debbie Bliss Cotton DK and a 6.5 mm or 7 mm hook.
1. Ch 90 (or your desired length)
2, ch 3 (st ch), hdtr (US htr) in 4th ch from hook and every ch along to end. Turn.
3. ss into top of first st, ch 3 (st ch), hdtr (US htr) in next and every stitch across.
Continue 3 until you reach your desired width. I made 16 rows.
Join using ss along short ends. Fasten off yarn and weave in ends. Done. Easy peasy.
Pattern for Beginners
Beginners, If you can do a granny square, you can make this. Yes, you can. I’ve included detailed instructions with a lot of pictures to make things really clear for you.
As usual, I’ve written the pattern in both UK & US terms.
The pattern uses the stitch I explain in this quick little video
I’ve also included instructions with pictures on how to join your new ball of yarn without a knot! It’s easy. You can do it!
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