October Cowl

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Hi there, thank you for stopping by my blog! The fall is officially here and I hope you are staying warm. To help you stay warm all season long allow me to introduce you my new crochet pattern: the October Cowl. This is the first design of my crochet cable series and the next patterns will be released in a few weeks. So stay tuned!

The October Cowl is a close-fitting collar-style cowl crocheted in the round with no visible seam. This cowl has one size but I have included instructions to modify the pattern to be higher or shorter, based on your preference and the amount of yarn you have on hand. This design is dedicated to an intermediate or adventurous beginner wanting to try out crochet cables for the first time that’s why I have included step-by-step picture tutorial at the end of the pattern to illustrate how post stitches works.

Keep reading for the free crochet pattern (with tutorial) or you may choose to purchase the ad-free, printable PDF crochet pattern of this cowl HERE on ETSY or HERE on Ravelry.

Crochet cables

Cables aren’t just for knitters. I love the fascinating look of crochet cables and I have always admired knitted cables and wondered if I could create something similar in crochet.  They are easier to manage than you might assume. Post stitches are the basis for the crochet cables and I put together step-by-step tutorial with many pictures below so you can visualize how and where insert your hook to complete the stitches.

Ever since I made my Cable Diamond Pillow earlier this year I have been thinking about new projects I could design using crochet cables. The October Cowl boasts loads of cabled texture to keep you warm all those upcoming cooler months.

Hand dyed yarn

The October Cowl pattern features the most delicate and fabulously soft yarn I have ever touched. Goatee is a luxurious mix of merino wool (70%), silk (20%) and cashmere (10%) from the Polish brand Meme Yarns I bought on Drutozlot, the annual Polish yarn festival this year. The initial plan was to use it differently, to the other design but in my opinion the Goatee and the October Cowl pattern work together really well.

Actually, this yarn event has inspired me to create series of crochet cables pattern using hand dyed yarn from Poland in the close future. If you follow me on Instagram (@mycrochetory) you might see the sneak peak of my next crochet cable pattern…

My October Cowl is a prefect accessory for your fall season wardrobe and it looks way more complicated than it is. I hope you will like my cable crochet cowl patterm and will proudly wear it, or give it as a gift to someone you love.

Materials & Tools:
  1. Yarn Meme Yarns Goatee 100g = 400meters, 70% merino wool, 20% silk, 10% cashmere, 1 skein. For the cowl sample I used Mustard colorway.
  2. Hook size 3,5mm for the main body, 3mm for ribbing. Adjust  hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
  3. Tapestry needle (to weave and hide yarn ends),
  4. Scissors.
 Level:

Intermediate – post stitches, working in the round, crochet ribbing.

Size:

Approx 28 cm wide across middle (not across ribbing), approx 24 cm high.

Gauge:

21 sts x 24 rows = 10cm x 10cm with one row of hdc, one row of sc pattern. Gauge is not crucial for this project. However, changes might result in a different yardage requirements and the finished size.

Notes:
  • The pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  • This cowl is crochet in one piece in the round. Ribbing cuffs are added on both ends of cowl.
  • All odd rounds are half double crochet rounds and worked in indicated stitches 1 round below.
  • All FPdc(s) and FPtr(s) are worked around indicated stitches 2 rounds below.
  • The number of post stitches is always the same as the number of skipped st(s) so finally the stitch count is the same (112) in every round.
  • The body stitch pattern is a multiple of 16.
  • The pattern includes tutorial with the stitch chart and detailed pictures.
Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms):

ch(s) – chain(s) stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

BLsc – back loop only single crochet

yo – yarn over

FPdc – front post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from front to back to front around post of indicated stitch; yo and draw up loop; [ yo and draw through 2 loop on hook] twice. Skip stitch behind FPdc.

FPtr – front post treble crochet – Yo twice, insert hook from front to back to front around post of indicated stitch; yo and draw up loop; [ yo and draw through 2 loop on hook] 3 times. Skip stitch behind FPtr.

beg – beginning

sk – skip

Instructions in square bracelets […] are worked as many times as indicated.

Copyright 2018 MyCrochetory. All right reserved. This pattern is property of Sylwia Kawczyńska @MyCrochetory. Please DO NOT sell the pattern and claim this pattern as your own. The pattern is for personal use only and may not be translated or reproduced in another language. Please respect my rights, DO NOT share or publish this pattern anywhere without my persmission.

The cowl you make following this pattern is yours you are free to sell it, as long as you credit MyCrochetory as original designer. For more information, please, read Terms Page.

PATTERN

 With 3,5mm hook ch 112 (or a multiple of 16) and sl st in the first st to close the round.

Be careful and join your starting chain without twisting.

Round 1 and ALL ODD ROUNDS: ch2 (doesn’t count as a hdc here and throughout), hdc in each st around, sl st to first hdc to join. (112 hdc)

Round 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a sc here and throughout), sc in each st around, sl st to first sc to join. (112 sc)

Round 4: ch1, [sc in next 3hdc, FPdc around next 2sc two rounds below, sk 2 st(s) behind FPdc(s) just made, sc in next 3 hdc, FPdc around next 8sc two rounds below, sk 8 st(s) behind FPdc(s) just made] rep in every st around, sl st to first sc of this round to join. (42sc, 70FPdc)

Round 6: ch1, [sc in next 3hdc, FPdc around next 2 FPdc, sk 2 st(s) behind FPdc(s) just made, sc in next 3 hdc, sk 2  FPdc and FPtr around next 2 FPdc, working BEHIND FPtr just made FPtr around 2 skipped FPdc, sk 4st(s) behind FPtr(s) just made, sk next 2 FPdc and FPtr around next 2 FPdc, working IN FRONT OF FPtr just made FPtr in 2 skipped FPdc, sk 4st(s) behind FPtr(s) just made] rep in every st around, sl st to first sc of this round to join. (42sc, 14FPdc, 56FPtr)

Round 8: ch1, [sc in next 3hdc, FPdc around next 2 FPdc, sk 2 st(s) behind FPdc(s) just made, sc in next 3 hdc, FPdc around next 8 FPtr, sk 8 st(s) behind FPdc(s) just made] rep in every st around, sl st to first sc of this round to join. (42sc, 70FPdc)

Round 9-45: Repeat rounds 5-8

You can end on any of the pattern rows, but ensure your last round is a hdc round.

RIBBING

Don’t break the yarn and with 3mm hook start making the first trim.

Row 1: ch7, starting with 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc in each ch back to edge of main body. Join to the next st of the edge of main body using sl st and work one more sl st in the next st of main body (2 sl st(s) in total for joining) plus make ch1. Turn.

Row 2: Starting from 3 st from hook, work BLsc in each st across (6 BLsc). Turn.

Row 3: ch1 (does not count as a st), BLsc in each stitch across (6 st(s)). Join to the next st of the edge of main body using sl st and work one more sl st in the next st of main body (2 sl st(s) in total for joining) plus make ch1. Turn.

Repeat Row 2-3 until you reach beginning Row 1. Then join your last row with the first row using the slip stitches.

For the second trim pick any place on the edge of the main cowl body, attach your yarn with a slip stitch and repeat instruction for Row 1-3 of ribbing.

You can also make longer trims by adding extra chains.

Fasten off yarn and weave in all ends.

Click HERE to find my picture tutorial how to attach a ribbed cuff to your piece.

If you have any suggestions or have detected any mistakes, please feel free to email me at mycrochetory@gmail.com

CABLE STITCH TUTORIAL

Make ch19

Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each st across. Turn. (17hdc)

Row 2: ch (doesn’t count as sc here and throughout), sc in each st across. Turn. (17sc)

Row 3: ch2 (doesn’t count as hdc here and throughout), hdc in each st across. Turn. (17hdc)

Row 4: ch, sc in next 3hdc, FPdc around next 8sc two rows below, sk 8 st(s) behind FPdc(s) just made, sc in next 3hdc, FPdc around next 2sc two rows below, sk 2 st(s) behind FPdc(s) just made, sc in last hdc. Turn. (7sc, 10FPdc)

Row 5: ch2, hdc in each st across. Turn. (17hdc)

Row 6: ch1, sc in next 3 hdc, sk next 2 FPdc and FPtr around next 2 FPdc, working BEHIND FPtr just made FPtr around 2 skipped FPdc, sk 4st(s) behind FPtr(s) just made, sk next 2 FPdc and FPtr around next 2 FPdc, working IN FRONT OF FPtr just made FPtr around 2 skipped FPdc, sk 4st(s) behind FPtr(s) just made, sc in next 3hdc, FPdc around next 2FPdcs, sk 2 st(s) behind FPdc(s) just made, sc in last hdc. Turn. (7sc, 8FPtr, 2FPdc)

Row 7: ch2, hdc in each st across. Turn. (17hdc)

Row 8: ch1, sc in next 3 hdc, FPdc around next 8 FPtr, sk 8 st(s) behind FPdc(s) just made, sc in next 3hdc, FPdc around next 2FPdc, sk 2 st(s) behind FPdc(s) just made, sc in last hdc. Turn. (7sc, 10FPdc)

Row 9: rep Row 7

Row 10: rep Row 6

I hope you will like my crochet cables cowl pattern and give it a try! If you do, be sure to drop me a line in the comments below.

If you want to share your wips and finished shawl on social media, please, use hashtag #mycrochetory or #octobercowl. I love to see your finished project!

One Commnet on “October Cowl

  1. I love the cowl and that I can practice my cable crocheting by doing this. Thank you so much too for the picture tutorial. I love when pictures are shown to show exactly where the stitches go. They are a huge help. Thank you so much for taking the time to not only design the pattern but to also provide the tutorial. It must take a huge amount of time and effort to do all this and it is majorly kind and generous of you to give this to us free!!

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