This week I am pleased to introduce you to my Endlessly Wrapped Cowl. This pattern is great for beginners since there is plenty of basic stitch practice. It also works well if you just need a quick cowl with almost endless wearing options. Wrap it around once, twice, or even three times. The choice is up to you.
Crocheting into the back humps of the chains stitches gives you a nice braided edge to most of your projects. If your chains are fairly consistent, the back hump should be an easy part of the stitch to identify. Once you do a few stitches the back humps should turn to the top of your work. Even if your chains go a bit wonky here and there, with a little tug you should be able to see them. If you plan on adding a border to your project, this makes that task quite easy because the bottom of the chain stitches are exactly like the tops of the other stitches in crochet.
One skein of Berroco Boboli Lace (I used colorway #4350)
4.0 mm (G) crochet hook
Unless you want to turn this into an infinity cowl, you will need to prevent the chain from twisting. After doing 10 chains take the chain loop off the hook. Insert the hook into the first chain that is closest to the slip knot . Then return the hook to the working loop and continue chaining.
Slip stitch to the first chain by just pulling the hook through the first chain.
You will not be turning your work as this project is worked in the round.
Round 1: Chain 1, sc in the same stitch, sc into the back humps of each chain stitch, slip to the top of the first sc
Round 2: Chain 1, sc in the same stitch, sc around, slip to the top of the first sc
Round 3: Chain 3, dc in the next stitch and each dc around the project, slip stitch to the top of the chain 3
Round 4: Chain 3 and dc in the next 2 stitches, chain 2 and skip the next two stitches, *dc in the next 3 stitches, chain 2, skip the next 2 stitches*. Repeat from * to * until you come to the beginning chain 3. Slip to the top of the chain 3.
Round 5 through 10: Repeat round 4
Round 11: Chain 3, dc in the next 2 dc’s, 2 dc in the chain 2 space, *dc in the next 3 dc’s, 2 dc in the chain 2 space*. Repeat from * to * until you come to the beginning chain 3. Slip to the top of the chain 3.
Round 12: Chain 1, sc in the same stitch, sc around, slip to the top of the first sc
Round 13: Repeat round 12
Round 14: Chain 1 and slip stitch in the space stitch, slip stitch around, slip to the top of the first slip stitch
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Now wrap, wrap, wrap! But not too tight please!
I hope you enjoy this pattern. Have an excellent day!