Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Free Pattern - The Easy Peasy Cowl

I made it super easy for myself to complete The Easy Peasy Cowl. The easiest part was that the stripy piece already was made 2 years ago, I just added a few extra rows, closed it and put an edging to it. It may not be the most perfect or pretty cowl ever but it fulfills its purpose and is already well worn.  Surprisingly so as I am not really a pastel girl, but the mix between petrol and darker shades makes this a perfect cowl for me.

I know I promised a Give Away this week but I am sorry to say I am running out of time. I am overloaded with things to do before we head off to Sweden for a week to sign the contract on our summer house. So exciting! So bare with me. I am planning more than just one Give Away in the near future. Your chance will come. Until then I am happy to share this Free Pattern, I hope you will enjoy. This cowl is a perfect "Using up scraps" project. Use the softest and most loved yarn in your scrap basket for extra satisfaction. You won't regret it.


Time approx. 3 hours or less

You will need:• DK Weight/8ply yarn, preferable soft and delicious to wear.
• Crochet hook recommended by the yarn.
• A pair of scissors.
• A darning needle with a blunt tip.

Finished cowl measures approx:
11,5 inches/29cm from bottom to top and 23 inches/58cm around

ch - chain UK/US
dc (UK)/sc (US) - double crochet (UK)/single crochet (US)
htr (UK)/hdc (US) - half treble (UK)/half double (US)
tr (UK)/dc (US) - treble (UK)/double crochet (US)
dtr (UK/tr (US) - double treble (UK)/treble (US)
st - stitch

Make 48 chains + 2 to turn.

Step 1:

[Make htr (UK)/hdc (US) in every stitch until end of row, chain 2 and turn your work]. Repeat [ ] and change color every 2 rows. Make a total of 28 double row stripes in different colors (that is 56 rows in total). You can of course alternate your stripes as you want; make 3 rows of one color, 1 row of another, 2 rows of a third etc... Use your imagination.

Step 2:
Fold your striped piece in the middle - front facing front - to form a tube, and stitch or slip stitch the sides together.

Step 3:
Join a yarn in the most blending in color with your stripes and chain 1 (does not count as a stitch), make dc (UK)/sc (US) in every stitch at the top edge of your tube, spreading your stitches evenly with approx. 4 stitches per 2 rows.

Step 4:

Change color to the desired edging color, join this yarn, chain 1 (does not count as a stitch) and make dc(UK)/sc(US) in every stitch all around your edge, close with a slip stitch in your first dc (UK)/sc (US).

Step 5:

Skip 2 first stitches and make following in next stitch; 2tr (UK)/2dc (US) - 1dtr (UK)/1tr (US) - 2tr (UK)/2dc (US) (counts as a shell stitch), skip 2 stitches and make a dc (UK)/sc (US) in next stitch. Repeat making shell stitches followed by skipping 2 stitches, 1 dc (UK)/1sc (US) all the way around, closing with slip stitch between your last and first shell stitch.

Step 6:
Join a yarn in the same color as teh edging on the top and chain 1 (does not count as a stitch). Make dc (UK)/sc (US) in every stitch at the bottom edge of your tube, spreading your stitches evenly with approx. 4 stitches per 2 rows. Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch) and make another row of dc (UK)/sc (US) in every stitch. Finish with a slip stitch in your first dc (UK)/sc (US) made. Fasten off all threads. Congratulations - your Easy Peasy Cowl is finished!


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  1. How beatiful, the pink matches your lips and the green matches your eyes. Well done!

  2. How lovely! You and the cowl. These would be great quick gifts too. (For that list we all need to cross off in a couple months) ;) Thanks for sharing.x

  3. It's lovely. Thanks for the pattern.

  4. I second Katrien's comment...lovely scarf, but you are a beauty!

  5. Hello Annette
    I love to read (and learn) your blog
    Everything is so beautiful...
    Hugs from Portugal

  6. thank you for this beautiful cowl!!!!
    xxxxxx Ale

    Thanks for sharing, Annette!!!
    Have a nice day!
    Kisses from Catalonia!

  8. Thank you for sharing. Love the colors again. It looks like it is always a winner, when the color is right. I live for colors.
    Have a nice day and ejoy your trip back home.

  9. Grazie Annette!
    Bellissimo come tutto il resto....

  10. Oh I saw this on pinterest last night, really love it.
    Will be sorting out my softie scraps
    Thanks for sharing the pattern
    Karen x

  11. Thank you so much for the pattern, but I have to say the cowl pales in comparison to your beautiful eyes.

  12. Vilka härliga färger! Jag har gjort flera sådana, men jag gör dem för vida, hela tiden. Att man inte lär sig....

  13. Lovely cowl - you look very pretty wearing it! Gorgeous photos. Hope you enjoy the compliments when you are wearing it.

  14. Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern for free!

  15. Wonderful cowl, congratulations,greetings from Warsaw


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