I first designed this cowl crochet pattern 16 months ago, and since then, I must have made it 80+ times; it was a popular design, and sold well at the Xmas Craft Fairs I booked.
When I decided to launch this website and blog, I thought it would be perfect to publish as my first free crochet pattern.
As this new blog venture also marks a new career, for me, it seemed appropriate to call the cowl “New Beginning”; and the fact that it is infinite, with no end, seemed fatalistic – is that a word! you know what I mean – fate.
Below you will find all the instructions to make this cowl, and as you will see, I have tried it out with lots of different yarns.
My absolute favourite is the James C Brett Marble Chunky 200g ball (it takes just one ball); as I love all the variations in colour, and the yarn is super-soft acrylic. This particular yarn comes in 60+ colours so there is something for everyone. http://www.jamescbrett.co.uk/yarn/marble-chunky
However, I know my USA friends may struggle to find this yarn, so I have given you an extra couple of options below.
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New Beginning Infinity Cowl
Difficulty Level: – Easy + due to slightly more challenging stitches, not suitable for a beginner.
Stitches Used: –
CH – chain
HTR – Half Treble Crochet
DTR – Double Treble Crochet
CH – chain
HDC – Half Double Crochet
TRC – Treble Crochet
Special Stitches: –
Half Treble Crochet (UK): – starting with 1 loop on your hook, wrap yarn over hook, pass under 1 loop in the starting chain, yarn over, pull through, (3 loops on your hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.
Half Treble Crochet into the 3rd loop (UK): – when you have completed your Row 1 of HTR, CH2 and turn, and look at your row, holding your work slightly towards you. You will see the usual top 2 loops, but you will also notice a 3rd loop behind, this is where you will make your stitch by passing under this back loop only. Still confused – check out this great USA terms tutorial from Tamara @ Moogly http://www.mooglyblog.com/third-loop-half-double-crochet/
Double Treble Crochet (UK): – starting with 1 loop on your hook, wrap yarn over twice, pass under top 2 loops of your stitch, yarn over, pull through, (4 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through front 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through last 2 loops, leaving 1 remaining loop on hook.
Special notes: – CH2 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
Yarn Used: – James C Brett 200g Marble Chunky 100% Acrylic 312m/341 yards in colour MC67 in the lead picture; the yarn band advises a 6mm hook, but I always use a 9mm hook for this pattern.
I have also used King Cole Drifter Chunky in 2159 Jakarta ( see below left ), and Lion Brand Homespun in Candy Apple ( below right ). The pattern will work well with any Chunky/5 weight yarn, I even made one holding two strands of Double Knit (DK) together, and had a great result.
Hook Size Used: – 9mm crochet hook; Gauge: – not important for this project.
Instructions written using UK crochet terms.
Let’s get started!
ROW 1 : – CH 183 (or Foundation CH 180) HTR into 3rd chain from the hook, HTR into each CH across (180), Turn.
ROW 2 :- CH2, HTR into 1st stitch, 2nd stitch HTR into 3rd loop only and repeat across, until you reach the last stitch; on the final stitch HTR (180), Turn
ROW 3 : – 5:- repeat ROW 2
ROW 6 :- CH2, DTR into 1st stitch (under front 2 loops), and repeat across (180), Turn
ROW 7 :- repeat ROW 6
ROW 8: – 11 repeat ROW 2
Fasten off, and seam the short ends together, using your preferred method – mattress etc.
Depending on your tension this should produce a scarf of approx. 80 inches, (40 inches once joined), long enough to double wrap over your head for a loose fit infinity chunky cowl.
My own preference is to turn and crochet the seams together, using a HTR (UK); which produces an attractive chunky seam adding to the rustic appeal of the cowl.
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