Plaid Crochet Cowl
This week on Ask Me Monday, I show how to crochet a plaid cowl, using double crochet stitches, and a basic finger weaving technique. This project works up so quickly that you can make one today and give it as a gift tomorrow!
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Peppermint Plaid Cowl
1 ball each Valley Yarns Superwash Super Bulky (100%. superwash wool), in Vickie Howell colors: A) Boho Bordeaux, B) Astroturf, and C) Pink Flamingo
Size US M/9 mm hook
Large-eye tapestry needle
8″/20 cm wide x 24″/61 cm circumference
With A, Ch 19.
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as dc and ch1), Ch 1, sk 1, dc, *ch 1, sk 1, dc; *Rep from * to end. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 4, sk 1, dc,*ch 1, sk 1, dc; rep from * to end. Turn.
Pro-tip: For a more even background, insert hook, not into top 2 strands of dc of previous row, but instead into top 3 strands, working as if it were into the body of the stitch.
Cut A; join B.
Rows 3-4: With B, rep Row 2.
Cut B; join C.
Rows 5-6: With C, rep Row 2.
Maintaining established stripe pattern, rep Row 1-6 until piece measures 24″/61 cm.
Fasten off, leaving long tail for seaming.
Create woven stripes:
Cut two, 36″ strands of colors A & C; weave over and under vertical rows, alternating colors every two rows.
Weave in non-fringe ends, excluding seaming tail.
Using the tapestry needle and tail, seam short ends of cowl, taking care to keep the fringe bits on the outside of the piece.
Trim fringe to make even.