Now that school is about to begin, it’s time to start thinking about all of those handmade gifts that you’ll soon be giving to your friends and family this holiday season. I’ve accumulated a rather large stash of Lion Brand® Amazing® Yarn in many colors. I thought I would make scarves, cowls, beanies, and gloves as gifts this year. This Quick Crochet Cowl is worked in a short row Tunisian Simple Stitch. It goes rather quickly and can be finished in a weekend. The twisted cowl exposes both the front and rear of the beautiful Tunisian Simple Stitch.
MATERIALS (MAKES 1 COWL)
Lion Brand® Amazing® Yarn Strawberry Fields or 53% wool, 47% acrylic, worsted weight, 1.75 ounces/50 grams; 147 yards/135 meters; 2 skeins
Tunisian hook size J (6 mm) or size needed to get gauge
12 single crochet x 15 rows = 4” (10 cm) on size J-10 (6 mm) hook
Single crochet (sc)
Tunisian simple stitch (tss)
Yarn over (yo)
Tunisian Simple Stitch: Skip first vertical bar, insert hook under next vertical bar, yo, pull up loop, insert in next vertical bar, yo, pull up loop. Repeat across. Do not turn. To return, insert hook in last vertical bar of row and horizontal bar behind it, yo, pull up loop, *yo, pull through 2 loops. Repeat * to end of row. Learn more about the Tunisian Simple Stitch and other Tunisian crochet stitches in the Tunisian Crochet Stitch Guide.
1. This pattern is written in American Standard crochet terms.
2. This pattern is worked without turning.
3. For last stitch on forward pass, insert hook in vertical bar and horizontal bar behind it.
4. Add yarn by laying new yarn over hook and pulling through loop.
5. Block finished cowl.
63″ circumference x 5″ high (160.02 cm x 12.7 cm)
Quick Crochet Cowl Tutorial
With Tunisian crochet hook, ch 22.
Foundation row forward: Beg in second ch from hook and using Tunisian crochet hook, pull up a loop in each st across (22).
Return row: Yo, pull through 1 loop. *Yo, pull through 2 loops.* Repeat from * until 2 loops remain on hook. Pull through both loops. Repeat pattern until the fabric measures about 58″ long from beginning ch. Do not fasten off. Leave a long tail for the bind off row and to whip stitch together the short ends of the cowl.
Bind off row: Skip first vertical bar, insert hook as for tss and sl st across. Do not bind off. Block cowl before sewing ends together (see below). If needed, use a stitch marker at the end of the row to hold stitch in place. Once cowl is block, fold body in half , twist one end, and match up short ends. Whip st together short ends. Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.
Wet cowl in cold water. Fold cowl in half or lay out long cowl on blocking mats, smooth evenly, and pin in place until dry.
Machine wash. Initial water temperature should not exceed 30°C or 65 to 85°F. Any dry cleaning solvent other than trichloroethylene may be safely used. No bleach product may be used. Lay out horizontally for drying. Do not iron.
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