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Knit Look Neck Gaiter Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Although I’ve designed this for my favorite outdoor hunters, it’s really for anyone who wants to keep their neck warm and have the option of being able to pull it up over their mouth and nose without having to constantly adjust it like you would with a scarf.

Knit Look Neck Gaiter Cowl | CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern

Special thanks to Kathy of ELK Studio and her husband for photography.

Knit Look Neck Gaiter Cowl
designed by Kim Guzman © Oct. 2015
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Technique: Regular Crochet

Although I’ve designed this for my favorite outdoor hunters, it’s really for anyone who wants to keep their neck warm and have the option of being able to pull it up over their mouth and nose without having to constantly adjust it like you would with a scarf.

Finished size

8.5″ x 19″ (measured flat, before seaming) (stretches to 29″)

Materials

  • Lamb’s Pride Bulky (125 yds per 4 oz): one skein (shown in color Orange You Glad)
  • Suggested hook size: P-15 [10mm]
  • Optional hook size: N-13 [9mm]
  • Needle (for weaving ends and seaming)

Yarn Note

Although this yarn is classified as a bulky weight, it’s just a bit bigger than aran and you could easily substitute aran or worsted by making a few more stitches and rows.

Notes

When working in this technique, I like to make the foundation chain with a smaller hook. It just seems to make a neater edge. If you like, you can also use the optional smaller hook listed in materials. You can make your chain with the smaller hook then change to the larger hook once the initial chain is made.

There is no turning chain.

Be careful to count your stitches on each row until you are accustomed to working in every stitch. It is easy to lose stitches until you become comfortable.

You will be intentionally working loosely throughout. It may appear very loose at first, but that is the intention and it won’t look at all loose once you get several rows worked.

Gauge

12 sts x 15 rows measures 4″

Knit Look Neck Gaiter Cowl | CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Pattern Instructions

Row 1: Ch 25, working in back horizontal bar of each ch, sl st across, turn: 25 sts. (You will not be skipping a stitch at the beginning; you work directly into the first chain.)

Row 2: Working in back lps only, sl st in each sl st across, turn: 25 sts.

Rep row 2 until project measures 19″ (approx. 74 rows), fasten off, leaving a long enough strand to seam.

Finishing

With yarn needle, seam the first row to the last row. Weave in ends carefully.

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