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Ruhpolding Cowl


Long, loose and lacy this crochet cowl can be worn wrapped once around the neck or twice. Use three colors as I did here, or make it all on one color if you prefer.

So called because I crocheted this while touring Germany and Austria with a fun group of knitters and crocheters, and I made this on our tour bus! Ruhpolding is where we stayed.

Lacy crochet cowl in three colors shown double wrapped - Ruhpolding cowl, free pattern from Hooked for Life Publishing.

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Finished Size:

            10” wide x 62” in circumference

Materials:

Approximately 500 yds Fingering weight yarn (CYCA 1, Super Fine) in three colors. Model shown in Universal Yarns Uni Merino  (affiliate link) (75% merino/25% nylon; 437 yds; 100g) 1 skein each Grit #149 (A), Nail Polish #140 (B), and Koala #148 (C) If you prefer one color you will only need two skeins total.

Crochet hook size G/4/4.25mm or size needed to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle

Gauge:

21 sts x 8 rows = 4” in pattern stitch

Lacy crochet cowl in three colors shown flat - Ruhpolding cowl, free pattern from Hooked for Life Publishing

Cowl:

With A ch 65.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (sk chs count as first dc) and in each of next 5 ch, (ch 7, sk 7 chs, dc in each of next 7 chs) 4 times. Ch 3, turn. 35 dc + 4 ch-7 sps

Row 2: Dc in each of next 2 dc, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) twice, [ch 3, sk 3 chs, sc in next ch, ch 3, sk 3 chs, dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) 3 times] 3 times, ch 3, sk 3 chs, scin next ch, ch 3, sk 3 chs, dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) twice, dc in each of last 2 dc. Ch 3, turn. 22 dc + 13 ch-1 sps+ 8 ch-3 sps + 4 sc

Row 3: Dc in each of next 2 dc, (dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice, [ch 3, sk 3 chs, sc in next sc, ch 3, sk 3 chs, dc in next dc, (dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 3 times] 3 times, ch 3, sk 3 chs, sc in next sc, ch 3, sk 3 chs, dc in next dc, (dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice, dc in each of last 2 dc. Ch 3, turn. 35 dc + 8 ch-3 sps + 4 sc

Row 4: Dc in each of next 2 dc, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) twice, [ch 3, sk 3 chs, sc in next sc, ch 3, sk 3 chs, dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) 3 times] 3 times, ch 3, sk 3 chs, scin next sc, ch 3, sk 3 chs, dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) twice, dc in each of last 2 dc. Ch 3, turn. 22 dc + 13 ch-1 sps+ 8 ch-3 sps + 4 sc

Row 5: Dc in each of next 2 dc, (dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice, [ch 7, sk 2 ch-3 sps, dc in next dc, (dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 3 times] 3 times, ch 7, sk 2 ch-3 sps, dc in next dc, (dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice, dc in each of last 2 dc. Ch 3, turn. 35 dc + 8 ch-7 sps

Rows 6 – 8: Rep Rows 2 – 4.

Rows 9  20: With B, rep Row 5, then Rows 2 – 5 twice, then Rows 2 – 4.

Rows 21 – 32:  With C, rep Row 5, then Rows 2 – 5 twice, then Rows 2 – 4.

Rows 33 – 60:  With A, rep Row 5, then Rows 2 – 5 six times, then Rows 2 – 4.

Rows 61  88:  With B, rep Row 5, then Rows 2 – 5 six times, then Rows 2 – 4.

Rows 89 – 116:  With C, rep Row 5, then Rows 2 – 5 six times, then Rows 2 – 4.

Rows 117 – 119: With A, rep Row 5, then Rows 2 – 3.

Stitch diagram Ruhpolding Cowl free pattern from Hooked for Life Publishing

Joining Row: (See video below for help – you can skip to 12:31)

Orient the work so that you can join the last row with the first row.

NOTE: For this row only, every time you complete a dc or a ch-1 between dc, sl st in the opposite side of the foundation ch of the adjacent stitch to join. For example, when working (ch 1, sk1 dc, dc in next dc) twice, work as follows: ch 1, sl st in corresponding st on Row 1 foundation ch, dc in next dc on Row 119, sl st in corresponding st on Row 1 foundation ch) twice.

Continuing on with A, sl st in first ch on Row 1 foundation ch, dc in each of next 2 dc, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) twice, [sl stin next 3 chs of the 7 skipped ch of Row 1 foundation ch, sc in next sc of Row 119 while also working over the 4th ch of the ch-7of Row 1, sl st in remaining 3 chs of Row 1 foundation ch, dc in next dc of Row 119, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) 3 times] 3 times, sl st in next 3 chs of the 7 skipped chs of Row 1foundation ch, sc in next sc of Row 119 while also working over the 4th ch of the ch-7 of Row 1, sl st in remaining 3 chs of Row 1foundation ch, dc in next dc of Row 119, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) twice, dc in each of last 2 dc. End off.

Weave in ends.

Wet block to measurements.

Lacy crochet cowl in three colors  - stitch pattern close up - Ruhpolding cowl, free pattern from Hooked for Life Publishing

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