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designed by Kim Guzman © August 2015
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Technique: Regular Crochet
6″ x 31″ (unseamed, without trim)
- Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic, 251 yds per 5 oz): One skein of each color (or yardage specified):
- A: Glacier Bay (approx. 85 yds)
- B: Yosemite (approx. 70 yds)
- C: Olympic (approx. 70 yds)
- Suggested hook: K-10.5 (6.5mm) (designated as “large” hook in pattern)
- Suggested hook: J-10 (6mm) (designated as “small” hook in pattern)
- Needle (for weaving ends)
Project is worked in rows then seamed.
When working a row in back loops only, if your last stitch gets too loopy, work the last one under both loops.
This project is made in stripes of color which change with each row. There is no need to cut the yarn at the end of each row. Simply drop the old color and begin using the new color. Once the project is complete, trim will be added to the sides of the rows to “cover up” the floats on the side where color was changed.
To change colors at the end of a row, begin the sc2tog and, when there are 3 loops on the hook, yarn over with the new color, dropping the old color.
If you would like to make the project wider, the stitch multiple is 9, plus 10.
In stitch pattern with larger hook, 18 sts for 11 rows measures 4″
Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog): Insert hook in chain or stitch indicated, yarn over, pull loop through, insert hook in next chain or stitch, yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through 3 loops on hook.
Row 1: With A and larger hook, ch 28, sk 1 ch, *sc2tog across next 2 ch, sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 2 ch, sc2tog across next 2 ch, rep from * across, changing to B on final sc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc2tog across first and next sc, *sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, [sc2tog across next 2 sc] twice, rep from * to last 7 sc, sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog across next 2 sc, changing to C, turn.
Rows 3-84: Rep row 2, changing color in the same color sequence of A, B, C throughout. Fasten off after final row.
Form a ring with your fabric by placing your cowl matching first row to last row. Take one side of the fabric for the cowl and turn it upside down. This will form the moebius twist. With yarn needle, seam the cowl together.
With smaller hook, join A to side of any row on either side, ch 1, sc in side of each row, sl st to first sc. (There is only one total round. Because of the twist, the trim automagically goes on both side edges.)
With needle, weave in all yarn ends securely.