I find that I love making cowls, I've made several since the leaves changed colors and fell from the trees. They are (usually) simple and (usually) quick to make. Here's one I dashed out for my daughter a few weeks ago using only one skein of chunky yarn.
This will easily slide over your head and sit lightly around your neck. I had decided to make one without a pattern and since she wanted one, here's what we came up with!
- One skein Deborah Norville Red Ochre Serenity Chunky Yarn
- Size K crochet hook
- Embroidery Needle
- Chain Stitch
- Single crochet (SC)
- Double crochet (DC)
- Half Double crochet (HDC)(For a refresher on these stitches just click the link!)
4 DC cluster: YO, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop, (3 loops on your hook), YO and pull through 2 loops (2 loops remain on your hook). Repeat this 3 more times, you will have 5 loops on your hook. YO and pull through all 5 loops.
Chain 60 and join with a slip stitch to make a circle. Try not to twist it.
Row 1: Chain 1, SC in each stitch around. Join to first SC. Chain 3 and turn.
Row 2: SC in first 2 stitches, **4 DC cluster in next stitch. SC in next 2 stitches. Repeat from ** around. Join with a slip stitch. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 3: SC in each stitch around. Join. Chain 2 and turn.
Rows 4: HDC in each stitch around. Join. Chain 2 and turn.
Row 5: SC in each stitch around. Join. Chain 3 and turn.
Row 6: DC in each stitch around. Join at the end of each row. Chain 3 and turn.
Row 7: Repeat row 2. EXCEPT at the end instead of doing a chain 1, do a Chain 3 and turn. Join.
Rows 8 to 10: DC in each stitch around. Join at the end of each row.
After joining the last row, tie off and leave a 12 to 14" tail. Using the tail and an embroidery needle, weave in and out of each row (from bottom to top). Pull though and snug up the piece making a cinched seam. Tie off and weave in the ends. Alternatively, you can join the last row, tie off and weave in the ends.
Wear and enjoy! And let me take this time to say thank you for reading and may you have a prosperous and healthy New Year!