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Foldover Cowl – Holiday Stashdown CAL

I am always happy to participate in CALs – I am such an inconsistent blogger and having a CAL deadline means I get my act together and get some patterns posted! I present to you the Foldover Cowl, which is simple to stitch with two skeins of Paintbox Wool Mix Aran, available exclusively through Love Knitting/Love Crochet. It’s part of the Holiday Stashdown CAL hosted by CAL Central.

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This is a very simple cowl to stitch – it is stitched flat with increases on one side, a work even section, and decreases on the other side. When the buttons are placed, the long side edge becomes the straight bottom of the cowl!

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Foldover Cowl (US terms)

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Finished size: 15″ at widest point x 46″ long from tip to tip

Materials: 390 yds Aran weight (CYCA 4, Medium) yarn. Model shown in 2 skeins LoveCrafts Inc Wool Mix Aran (50% wool/50% acrylic; 196 yds; 100g) in color #847 Pansy Purple

Crochet hook size I/9/5.50mm or size needed to obtain gauge

5 3/4″ buttons

Sewing needle and thread to attach buttons

Gauge: 12 sts x 7 rows = 4″ in dc

Notes: Ch-3 counts as 1 dc

Shell = (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch-1 sp

Cowl:

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Increase Section:

Ch 4.

Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook. Ch 4, turn. 3 dc

Row 2: Dc in each of first 2 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in last dc. Ch 1, turn. 5 dc + 2 ch-1 sps

Row 3: Sl st in first dc and next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch-1 sp, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, sk 1 dc, shell in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, turn. 2 shells + 1 dc

Row 4: Sl st in each of first 2 dc and in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch-1 sp, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc, sk 2 dc, shell in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, turn. 2 shells + 3 dc

Row 5: Sl st in each of first 2 dc and in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch-1 sp, sk 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, sk 2 dc, shell in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, turn. 2 shells + 5 dc

Row 6: Sl st in each of first 2 dc and in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch-1 sp, sk 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each dc across to last dc before shell, 2 dc in that dc, sk 2 dc, shell in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, turn. 2 shells + 7 dc

Rep Row 6 for pattern until there are 37 sts between the shells.

Foldover Cowl Free Pattern to Crochet by Mary Beth Temple from Hooked for Life
Sorry for the iffy photos – still evacuated from Hurricane Florence 🙂

Work Even Section:

Row 1: Sl st in each of first 2 dc and in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch-1 sp, sk 2 dc, dc in each dc across to shell, sk 2 dc, shell in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, turn. 2 shells + 37 dc

Rep this Row until work measures 34″ from start of work.

Decrease Section:

Row 1: Sl st in each of first 2 dc and in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch-1 sp, sk 2 dc, dc2tog, dc in each dc across to 2 dc before shell, dc2tog, sk 2 dc, shell in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, turn. 2 shells + 35 dc

Rows 2 – 17: Rep Row 1. 2 shells + 3 dc

Row 18: Sl st in each of first 2 dc and in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch-1 sp, sk 2 dc, dc3tog, sk 2 dc, shell in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, turn. 2 shells + 1 dc

Row 19: Sl st in each of first 2 dc and in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch-1 sp, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc, sk 2 dc, shell in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, turn.

Row 20: Sl st in each of first 2 dc and in next ch-1 sp, ch 4, dc in same ch-1 sp, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc, sk 2 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp. 5 dc + 2 ch-2 sps

Row 21: Sl st in first dc and first ch-1 sp, ch 3, sk 1 dc, dc2tog in next dc and in next ch-1 sp. End off

Finishing:

Weave in ends.

Sew buttons on one end of cowl as shown in photos. Buttons will button through spaces in the edging or body of work.

Foldover Cowl Free Crochet Pattern by Mary Beth Temple for Hooked for Life

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