Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Bold Bubbles Cowl Crochet Pattern


Bold Bubbles Cowl

You can make the cowl with any yarn and needle you want, just make the initial chain as long as the circumference you want and make sure you have multiples of 4 plus 1 chain.
The quantity you will need depends on the circumference size and the height of the cowl. You can make it as large as you wish after starting the cowl, but the circumference size is decided on the beginning.
Bulky yarn – The pink cowl on the photo used 200 grams of bulky yarn and 9 mm hook.
Aran – The striped cowl used 125 grams and a 6 mm hook.

Other info:
  • The cowl is worked on the round.
  • Single crochet and clusters on row 2 are worked on back loop only.
  • Changing colors - If you are working with different colors to make stripes, do not make the ch 3 on the beginning of row 3. Fasten off previous color and go directly to sc on 1st cluster with the new color.
  • Final Round - Row 3 is a unifying round for the bubbles. You may want or not to use the R3 as your final round, depending on the length and yarn chosen. For the long cowl and bulky yarn I finished with a repeat of R3. For the short cowl that sits next to the neck, you can finish on the R2 repeat, to let bottom bubbles open and sit on chest. Try the cowl before making the final repeat of R3 to see what fists best for you.
Gauge is not important.

Ch – chain
Sl st – slip stitch
sk 1 st – skip 1 stitch
sc – single crochet
blo – back loop only

Cluster - 7 trebles toghether - tr7tog:
(Yo 2 times, insert needle on st, yo through stitch,
yo through 2 loops on hook, yo through 2 loops on hook)*
- incomplete treble made – 2 stitches on hook.
Repeat * 6 more times, there will be 8 stitches on hook,
yo, pass through all 8 loops,
yo, pass through 1 loop.

R1 – Make a chain of multiples of 4+1 until you reach the circumference size needed. Sl st on first ch without twisting chain.
The bulky cowl on photo has 85 ch and the aran cowl has 101 ch.
R2 – (Ch 3, sk 1 st, blo cluster, ch 3, sk1 st, blo sc)* around. Last stitch of last repeat make a sl st.
R3 – Ch 3, sc on top of 1st cluster (there is a little hole where you can make the sc), (ch 3, sc on top of cluster)* around. Last stitch of last repeat make a sl st.
Next rows - Repeat R2 and R3 until desired height. The clusters on the repeats of R2 are going to be placed on the middle of ch 3 from previous row, and sc on top of previous row 3 sc and row 2 cluster.

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