I recently got a custom order in my etsy shop for three cowls that were around 62 or 64 inches long, 6-7 inches wide, and had a twist. This pattern was sooo easy, I almost didn't write it down. But I thought it might be useful to someone, so here it is! This is a great project for a beginner - all you need to know is chains and half double crochets. It can easily be adjusted longer or shorter, thinner or wider - just reduce or increase the number of chains to begin with, and the number of half double crochet rows.
Here's the pattern:
400 yards worsted weight yarn (something soft - I used Bernat Waverly yarn in Irish Moss for the green one, Bernat Waverly in Butter for the yellow one, and Red Heart Soft in Mid Blue for the blue one)
I and/or J hook (choose the hook size depending on how tight you crochet - I did row 1 with J and then switched to I after that, so that the cowl didn't get wider)
1. Chain 215.
2. Hdc in third chain from hook and in each across. (212)
3-19: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each stitch across.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Then fold the rectangle so that there is a twist. Using the tapestry needle, sew the short sides together. (I sewed this up twice to make sure it didn't come undone). Weave in ends, and you're done!
You can wear your cowl with with one loop, two, or even three (though if you are going to loop it three times I might suggest chaining more to start).
Love this cowl but don't want to make it yourself? Buy it here.
This pattern is also available for instant download on ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-twisted-cowl) and craftsy (http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/Accessory/Easy-Twisted-Cowl/11928). I would love to see pictures of your cowl if you make it :)
I hope you enjoy this free pattern! Please don't sell this pattern or claim it as your own, but I would appreciate it if you mentioned my etsy shop or blog as the source of the pattern if you sell it online. Thanks!
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