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Concentric Cowl – Free Crochet Pattern

This is another one of the patterns that I showed on Hochanda tv last year, now available to all! Concentric is a free crochet pattern based on using luscious luscious yarn, and a join-as-you-go granny square technique.

Concentric Cowl, free crochet pattern from Hooked for Life Publishing, shown in Zen Yarn Garden Serenity DK #freecrochetpattern

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Now when I had this on Hochanda, we had a yarn pack available from Zen Yarn Garden that was a full skein of the main color and a mini skein of the accent color, but that isn’t a normal skein size for a lot of companies. So I wanted to post the pattern but I wanted to know there was an indie dyer I liked working with that had half skeins. And lo and behold, I ran into Melody Martinez of Haute Boheme Fibers when I was at SAFF a couple of weeks back, and she has half skeins! So (team effort!) the lovely Susan made me some new samples and we are off!

Close up Concentric Cowl from Hooked for Life Publishing (free pattern) in Mimi DK from Haute Boheme Fibers #freecrochetpattern

I know you hate scrolling before you get to the pattern part but here’s one more thing I want to say. I love using high quality yarn, but like a lot of people I do not have an unlimited yarn budget. I will say if it’s going near my face/neck it’s going to be soft, and it’s going to be great yarn, but I want to get the most bang for my buck. So (again, team effort) we realized that while it’s great to be able to get one cowl out of a full skein and a mini, it’s even BETTER value to get two whole cowls out of two whole skeins – so we tried it, and it works (if you reverse the colors 🙂

So get two skeins! One for you, one for a friend. One for you, one for a gift, two gifts, two for you, whatever. With the winter holidays coming up this is a no-brainer of a terrific project to start as they work up very quickly AND you get the joy of stitching with terrific yarn!

Click here to purchase an ad-free copy on Ravelry for $2.50, or to add it to your favorites or queue!

 

 

Concentric Cowl:

Finished size: 6″/15cm tall x 35″/89 cm in circumference

Materials:

245 yds/224m DK weight yarn in two colors – 160 yds/146m Color A and 90 yds/82m Color B

Crochet hook size G/6/4.00mm or size needed to obtain gauge

Fall colored cowl on model used Zen Yarn Garden Serenity DK in Aladdin (MC) and French Vanilla (CC)

Close ups used Haute Boheme Fibers Mimi Dk in Faded Denim (the darker color) and Come as You Are (the lighter color)

Gauge (Tension): Each 3-round granny square measures approximately 3.5”/9cm

Notes:

Ch-3 at beg of rnds counts as 1 dc (tr).

Each rnd of granny square is a different color, so can be started in any designated sp. Begin with a standing start, meaning place a sl knot on your hook and begin with a dc, rather than adding a color with a join and chain – it looks neater!

Concentric Cowl Free Crochet Pattern from Hooked for Life Publishing, in Zen Yarn Garden Serenity DK

US TERMS – For UK terms version scroll down!

Cowl:

First Square:

With B, ch 4, join into a ring with st st in first ch.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 3 times. Join rnd with sl st in top of beg-ch, end off B. 12 dc

Rnd 2: With A, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in any ch-2 sp, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1] 3 times. Join rnd with sl st in first dc. End off A. 24 dc

Rnd 3: With B, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in any ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch1, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 3 times. Join rnd with sl st in first dc. End off A. 36 dc

Second Square:

Rep Rnds 1 – 2 of First Square.

Rnd 3: With B, 3 dc in any ch-2 sp, ch 1, sl st in corner ch-2 sp of First Square, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp of Second Square, sl st in next ch-1 sp of First Square, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp of Second Square, sl st in next ch-1 sp of First Square, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp of Second Square, ch 1, sl st in next ch-2 sp of First Square, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp of Second Square, continuing around Second Square [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] twice, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1. Join rnd with sl st in first dc. End off. 36 dc, joined on one side to previous square.

Squares 3 – 9:

Rep Second Square, joining each square to the one before along one side, forming a line of squares.

Tenth Square:

Rep Rnds 1- 2 of First Square.

Rnd 3: With B, 3 dc in any ch-2 sp, ch 1, sl st in corner ch-2 sp of Ninth Square, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp of Tenth Square, sl st in next ch-1 sp of Ninth Square, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp of Tenth Square, sl st in next ch-1 sp of Ninth Square, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp of Tenth Square, ch 1, sl st in next ch-2 sp of Ninth Square, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp of Tenth Square, continuing around Tenth Square ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sl st in next ch-2 sp of First Square, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp of Tenth Square, sl st in next ch-1 sp of First Square, being careful not to twist the strip of squares, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp of Tenth Square, sl st in next ch-1 sp of First Square, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp of Tenth Square, ch 1, sl st in next ch-2 sp of First Square, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp of Tenth Square, continuing around Tenth Square ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1. Join rnd with sl st in first dc. End off. 36 dc, joined on two opposite sides to previous square and First Square.

First Border:

Rnd 1: Working along one edge, with A, 3 dc in any ch-1 sp that appears right after a corner, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in next ch-2 sp, dc2tog over same ch-2 sp and the next one, dc in same ch-2 sp as the second half of the dc2tog, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice, ch 1, dc in next ch-2 sp, dc2tog over same ch-2 sp and the next one, dc in same ch-2 sp as the second half of the dc2tog. Rep from * around, ch 1, join rnd with sl st in first dc.

Rnd 2: Sl st in each of next 2 dc and in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-1 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * around, ch 1, join rnd with sl st in top of beg-ch.

Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, rev sc in each st and ch-sp around. Join rnd with st st in first sc. End off.

Second Border:

Rep all instructions for First Border on opposite side.

Weave in all ends, block if desired.

Free Crochet Pattern Concentric Cowl from Hooked for Life Publishing, in Haute Boheme Fibers Mimi DK. #freecrochetpattern #grannysquaresFree crochet pattern Concentric Cowl from Hooked for Life Publishing in Zen Yarn Garden Serenity DK #freecrochetpattern

Cowl: UK Terms

Cowl:

First Square:

With B, ch 4, join into a ring with st st in first ch.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 tr in ring, ch 2, [3 tr in ring, ch 2] 3 times. Join rnd with sl st in top of beg-ch, end

off B. 12 tr

Rnd 2: With A, (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in any ch-2 sp, ch 1, [(3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1] 3

times. Join rnd with sl st in first tr. End off A. 24 tr

Rnd 3: With B, (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in any ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 tr in next ch-1 sp, ch1, [(3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in

next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 tr in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 3 times. Join rnd with sl st in first tr. End off A. 36 tr

Second Square:

Rep Rnds 1 – 2 of First Square.

Rnd 3: With B, 3 tr in any ch-2 sp, ch 1, sl st in corner ch-2 sp of First Square, 3 tr in same ch-2

sp of Second Square, sl st in next ch-1 sp of First Square, 3 tr in next ch-1 sp of Second

Square, sl st in next ch-1 sp of First Square, 3 tr in next ch-2 sp of Second Square, ch 1, sl st in

next ch-2 sp of First Square, 3 tr in same ch-2 sp of Second Square, continuing around Second

Square [ch 1, 3 tr in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next ch-2 sp] twice, ch 1, 3 tr in next

ch-1 sp, ch 1. Join rnd with sl st in first tr. End off. 36 tr, joined on one side to previous square.

Squares 3 – 9:

Rep Second Square, joining each square to the one before along one side, forming a line of

squares.

Tenth Square:

Rep Rnds 1- 2 of First Square.

Rnd 3: With B, 3 tr in any ch-2 sp, ch 1, sl st in corner ch-2 sp of Ninth Square, 3 tr in same ch-2

sp of Tenth Square, sl st in next ch-1 sp of Ninth Square, 3 tr in next ch-1 sp of Tenth Square, sl

st in next ch-1 sp of Ninth Square, 3 tr in next ch-2 sp of Tenth Square, ch 1, sl st in next ch-2

sp of Ninth Square, 3 tr in same ch-2 sp of Tenth Square, continuing around Tenth Square ch 1,

3 tr in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, 3 tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sl st in next ch-2 sp of First Square, 3 tr in

same ch-2 sp of Tenth Square, sl st in next ch-1 sp of First Square, being careful not to twist the

strip of squares, 3 tr in next ch-1 sp of Tenth Square, sl st in next ch-1 sp of First Square, 3 tr in

next ch-2 sp of Tenth Square, ch 1, sl st in next ch-2 sp of First Square, 3 tr in same ch-2 sp of

Tenth Square, continuing around Tenth Square ch 1, 3 tr in next ch-1 sp, ch 1. Join rnd with sl st

in first tr. End off. 36 tr, joined on two opposite sides to previous square and First Square.

First Border:

Rnd 1: Working along one edge, with A, 3 tr in any ch-1 sp that appears right after a corner, ch

1, 3 tr in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, tr in next ch-2 sp, tr2tog over same ch-2 sp and the next one, tr in

same ch-2 sp as the second half of the tr2tog, *(ch 1, 3 tr in next ch-1 sp) twice, ch 1, tr in next

ch-2 sp, tr2tog over same ch-2 sp and the next one, tr in same ch-2 sp as the second half of the

tr2tog. Rep from * around, ch 1, join rnd with sl st in first tr.

Rnd 2: Sl st in each of next 2 tr and in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 tr in same ch-1 sp, *ch 1, 3 tr in next

ch-1 sp. Rep from * around, ch 1, join rnd with sl st in top of beg-ch.

Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, rev dc in each st and ch-sp around. Join rnd with st st in first dc. End off.

Second Border:

Rep all instructions for First Border on opposite side.

Weave in all ends; block if desired.

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