When it comes to ease and simplicity, the Like Us Kindred Cowl is perfect for you. Worked up with an adaptable striping design, use colors that speak to your spirit and bring out the power in you. Instead of weaving in ends, use the tails of your color changes to create a bold fringed look that stands out.
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Kindred Yarn from WeCrochet- #3 DK – 68% Baby Alpaca, 32% Peruvian Pima Cotton- 115 yards/ 50 grams
Sample uses 180 yards Color A/Cargo, 50 yards Color B/Wintergreen, 50 yards Color C/Spice and 50 yards Color D/Cactus
J/6.0mm hook- I used my Turquoise Odyssey from Furls Crochet
12.5” wide by 10” tall (after seaming)
Plus added fringe
14sts x 11 rows = 4”
Herringbone Half Double Crochet beginning with a fhdc for continuity- see special stitches
ch(s) – chain(s), sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, dc – double crochet, st(s) – stitch(es), RS – right side,
Fhdc- Foundation Half Double Crochet- tutorial
Chain 2 (does NOT count as first fhdc). Yarn over (YO) and insert hook in 2nd chain from hook. *YO and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through one loop creating a chain, (this is an important step but easy to forget), YO again and pull through all three loops on hook. This completes the first fhdc. To stitch the next fhdc, YO and insert the hook into the chain made in the previous fhdc and repeat from *until the desired amount of sts are achieved.
H-hdc- Herringbone Half Double Crochet- tutorial
Yarn over (YO), insert hook in st, YO and draw through the st and the first loop on the hook (two loops remain on hook), YO and draw through two remaining loops on hook. Be sure not to pull the first part of the stitch too tightly.
Repeat A: H-hdc in the first st, H-hdc in each st to end, ch 1, turn work.
Repeat B: Sc in the first st, dc in the next st, *sc in the next st, dc in the next st, repeat from * to end, ch 1, turn.
- Ch 2 (and ch 1) are not considered the first stitch, the first H-hdc (or sc) will be placed in the same st as the Ch 2 (or ch 1).
- Stitch count is maintained for the length of the pattern.
- The pattern has a fringe that is worked with the stitching of the cowl; You will begin and end each color change with approximately a 10-12” tail. Additional fringe will be added to the braided sections.
Row 1: Color A; Fhdc 36, ch 2, turn work.
Row 2: Color A; Repeat A
Rows 3-4: Color B; Repeat B
Rows 5-6: Color A; Repeat A
Rows 7-8: Color C; Repeat B
Rows 9-10: Color A; Repeat A
Rows 11-12: Color D; Repeat B
Rows 13-16: Color A; Repeat A
17-20: Color B; Repeat B
Row 21-22: Color A; Repeat A
Rows 23-24: Color B; Repeat B
Rows 25-26: Color A; Repeat A
Rows 27-28: Color C; Repeat B
Rows 29-30: Color A; Repeat A
Rows 31-32: Color D; Repeat B
Rows 33-36: Color A; Repeat A
Rows 37-40: Color C; Repeat B
Row 41-42: Color A; Repeat A
Rows 43-44: Color B; Repeat B
Rows 45-46: Color A; Repeat A
Rows 47-48: Color C; Repeat B
Rows 49-50: Color A; Repeat A
Rows 51-52: Color D; Repeat B
Rows 53-56: Color A; Repeat A
Rows 57-60: Color D; Repeat B
Rows 61-78: Color A; Repeat A
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for seaming.
With the wrong side facing out; Mattress seam the first row to the last row
Turn the cowl right side facing out; Add 3 double lengths of yarn to the fringe wherever you want a braid to be. Braid this section and knot at the end. Cut all fringe to the same length.
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Lorene Eppolite is the designer behind Cre8tion Crochet. She has been designing since October 2012. She loves to create fun and easy crochet accessories and garments. Lorene strives to make her designs to be achievable for any skill level. Just because it is easy, doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful.