Sunday, April 8, 2012

FREE PATTERN: Easy Twisted Cowl


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:

Materials:
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)
Scissors
Tapestry needle



Cowl
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!

Pattern requests? Suggestions? Go here.

17 comments:

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    1. You're so welcome! I'm glad you like it!

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  2. Hi Jay - just popped over from Sara at tangled happy to say hello and thanks for the lovely cowl pattern. It looks really neat.

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    1. Thank you, Margie! Glad you like it :)

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  3. Very cute! Showing love from www.Flowerscreations.blogspot.com I'm new to blogging as well. You have done a great job!

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    1. Thank you! Your blog is beautiful, thanks for letting me know about it! I saw that you followed my blog - if you would like to email me at jaysboutique.etsy@gmail.com I can send you a coupon towards my etsy store! Or if you would like to request/suggest ideas for patterns you can email me too :)

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  4. Saw you on Tangled Happy, Congrats! Great cowl, I have some Waverly in the cupboard that I could use for this. Love it!
    Lynne

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    1. Thanks Lynne! Yes, try this cowl - you won't be disappointed :)

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  5. Hello,
    I was wondering if you would show a picture of how it should be folded. Specifically "Then fold the rectangle so that there is a twist". I'm just not sure what it means and I want to make sure I do it correctly.

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    1. Hi Sophia! Thanks for your comment. I don't have any pictures at the moment, but it is really very simple. Just lay the whole rectangle down flat. Pick up one side and flip it once. Lay it back down, take the two short ends, and sew them together. Hope that helps!

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    2. Thanks Jay. I will try that when I'm finished. I'm on row 10 right now. :)

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  6. I made one cowl and am so happy with the results. It works up quickly and is simple yet very pretty. I'm planning on making a bunch for gifts. Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Thank you so much for this pattern! After searching pinterest for hours looking for a simple cowl pattern, i finally found yours. Your instructions are very easy to follow and clear. I'm a beginner, but found this easy(ish) to do!

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  8. Just wanted to say thank you for this pattern. I am a complete crochet novice but found your instructions so easy to follow, and it really came together quickly (it certainly helped that I only had to learn one stitch after the basic chain!).
    I've made one for my Mum for Mother's Day and I may have to make another one for myself to keep!

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  9. Does this cowl wrap around your neck or is it just supposed to be worn without any wrapping? I can't quite tell from the picture! But I love it!

    Thanks,
    Paige

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    1. Hi Paige! Yes, this cowl wraps around your neck :) It is so cozy!! Hope you make it and love it!

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  10. EXACTLY what I had been looking for! A quick but beautiful crochet cowl. Thanks for the pattern!!!! (Pics to follow upon completion. :) )

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