Hi everyone! Today's free pattern & video is on this Crochet Tribal Cowl! This design is inspired by the Iu-Mien embroidery stitches. I've been wanting to design something that incorporates our traditional stitches.
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GAUGE | Single Crochets tbl
4” = 17 Stitches | 13 Rounds
YARN | Worsted Weight
MC: 270 Yards
CC: 115 Yards
HOOKS | Tulip Etimo
mc/cc – Main/Contrasting Color
pm – Place Marker
ch – Chain
st(s) – Stitch(es)
sl st – Slip Stitch
yo – Yarn Over
sc – Single Crochet
tbl – Through Back Loop
sc2tog – Single Crochet 2 Together
inc – Increase
beg – Beginning
rep – Repeat
rem – Remaining
SKILL LEVEL – Intermediate
NOTES – Pattern is written in US terms. The pattern is mostly worked through back loops (tbl) of single crochet stitches. The cowl is also worked in a continuous round. Use a marker to mark the beg of each round.
MEASUREMENTS Child (Adult)
Circumference 28.5 (34) inches
Height 7.25 (10.5) inches
Foundation (mc): ch 120 (144) sts, Join with a sl st to the first ch careful not to twist the ch sts.
Setup Round 1: ch1 (does not count as a st), 1sc in the same st. pm here. 1sc in each ch st around. Do not join.
You will now work in a continuous round.
Setup Round 2: 1sc tbl of every st around.
Rounds 1- 22 (35): Following the color chart, work sc sts tbl of each st.
When you are ready to change colors, complete the current sc with the new color.
Example: (mc) insert hook tbl of next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo with (cc) & pull through 2 loops.
There are a few exceptions at the end of some rounds. When you work in a continuous round, sts don’t line up from one round to another. In order to correct this, special sts are added at the end of certain rounds. Please note, it’s only the last st of these rounds.
If you would like to use an all-over pattern, the repeat rounds are within the yellow box.
Last Round: 1sl st in every st around. Join with a sl st to the first st. Fasten off
& weave in ends.
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