Plan Ahead For Summer With A Sea Breeze Summer Cowl

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Sea Breeze CowlGuest Post Written by Lorene Eppolite of Cre8tion Crochet

I recently had the opportunity to review a new line of yarn from Darn Good Yarn. The yarn used for this project is Silk Cloud in Mermaid at the Sea. I absolutely love the colors in this yarn. It reminded me so much of a perfect summer day at the beach so I was inspired to create something can be worn in the summer. This cowl is super lightweight and breathable. It will add the perfect accent to that cute summer outfit that needs just a little bit more. Making this summer cowl has inspired me to create other warm weather crocheted creations. Keep your eyes open for a matching summer slouch hat and a multi-wearable scarf/sari.

Materials:

  • 1 skein of Darn Good Yarn’s Anamika Silk Yarn in Mermaid at the Sea
  • 4.0mm crochet hook
  • Small needle to weave in ends

Finished Size:

12” by 12”

Abbreviations and Stitches used:

st- stitch

sp- space

sl st- slip stitch: insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over and pull through stitch, (two loops on hook), pull loop closest to hook through other loop

fhdc- foundation half double crochet: Chain 3(counts as 1st fdc). Yarn over and insert hook in 3rd chain from hook. Yarn over and pull through the st (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 1 loop (this slip stitch is an important step but easy to forget). Yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook. That will complete one fhdc. To make your next fhdc *yarn over and insert the hook into the 1st sl st of the precious fhdc. Yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 1 loop (this slip stitch is an important step but easy to forget). Yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook. Repeat till desired length.

hdc- half double crochet: yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over and pull through stitch (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all three loops
dc- double crochet: yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over and pull through stitch (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through last two loops

hdc2tog- half double crochet two together: insert hook in first st. Yarn over and pull through st (two loops on hook). Insert hook into 2nd st. Yarn over and pull through st (three loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook.

Notes:

You may find it hard to sl st into the top of the ch2 to join each round, if this is the case then instead you can sl st into the space between the 1st and 2nd posts instead. Then you will sl st into the 2nd st as written in next line. See all figures.

Notes

Instructions:

1. Fhdc 116 (alternately you can chain 116 and move on to step 2. Repeat step 3 two times)

Cowl Chain  Cowl Chain Completed

2. Join chain together with sl st. Be sure that this does not twist. (you can twist it if you choose to make a mobius cowl instead.

Joining Chain

3. 1hdc in every st around. Join round with sl st <116>

Cowl Line Cowl Line

4. Ch2, 3dc in same st. Skip 3sts. 4dc in next st. Repeat around. sl st into top of ch2 to join round. (29 4dc clusters)

Cowl Line 4

5. Sl st into next st. Sl st into the sp between the 2nd and 3rd posts (you will have two posts on either side of hook). Ch 2 and 3dc in same sp. 1dc in sp before the next cluster. 4dc in between the 2nd and 3rd posts of next cluster. Repeat all the way around. Sl st into the top of the ch2 to join round. (29 4dc clusters and 29dc).

Cowl Line 5

6. Sl st into next st. Sl st into the sp between the 2nd and 3rd posts (you will have two posts on either side of hook). Ch 2 and 3dc in same sp. 1fpdc in dc in between cluster. 4dc in between the 2nd and 3rd posts of next cluster. Repeat all the way around. Sl st into the top of the ch2 to join round. (29 4dc clusters and 29fpdc).

7. Repeat line 6, 44 more times. (nearly 12” tall)

8. Ch 2. 1hdc in each of the next 2sts. hdc2tog using the sp before the fpdc and the sp after the fpdc (insert hook in sp before the fpdc, yo and pull through space. Insert hook in the space after the fpdc, yo and pull through sp (three loops on hook). Yo and pull through all three loops on the hook). * 1hdc in each of the next 3sts. hdc2tog using the sp before the fpdc and the sp after the fpdc. Repeat from * around. Sl st into the top of the ch2 to join round <116>

cowl-finish-line-8 cowl-finish-line-8-figure-2 Cowl Finished

9. Ch 2. 1hdc in every st around. Sl st into the top of the ch2 to join round.

10. To finish off sl st loosely between every post. Finish off and weave in ends.

Sea Breeze Cowl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed making this summer sea breeze cowl with me. I really enjoyed working with the Silk Cloud yarn by Darn Good Yarn and I’m sure you will too. For other easy and fun crochet patterns be sure to visit my blog at Cre8tion Crochet. Have fun and as always…

Happy Hookin’

 

Win some of the yarn to make this pattern! Giveaway ends June 5, 2013.

 

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Comments

  1. says

    I am just learning to crochet and find this pattern to be easy enough for me ( I hope)
    The colour of this wool is fantastic.
    Thanks Joyce.

  2. Sarah says

    Hi,

    I really like the beautiful cowl. May I sell the the cowls that I make from your pattern at a craft fair?

    thank you,
    Sarah

  3. Thelma hall says

    Sea breeze cowl row 6 you say fpdc ??? Their is no explanation on this stitch could you please explain this stitch for me thank you

  4. Donna May says

    fpdc stands for front post double crochet: I believe what she is referring to as a “post” is actually the single double crochet on the previous row.

    • says

      5. Sl st into next st. Sl st into the sp between the 2nd and 3rd posts (you will have two posts on either side of hook). Ch 2 and 3dc in same sp. 1dc in sp before the next cluster. 4dc in between the 2nd and 3rd posts of next cluster. Repeat all the way around. Sl st into the top of the ch2 to join round. (29 4dc clusters and 29dc).

      Step 5 I am very confused by the instructions with the SL. Do the st and sp have the same meaning.

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