Berry Harvest Bandana Cowl

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Celestial Strings sent me a most gorgeous and special skein of yarn – beautiful subtly variegated purples in a superwash merino – and named Moogly Berry! How could I resist? Well, ok, so I didn’t even try. What I did do was turn it into a super cozy one skein mini shawlette- the Berry Harvest Bandana Cowl!

Berry Harvest Bandana Cowl - free #crochet pattern on Moogly!Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links.

The stitch pattern reminds me of ripe blackberries or strawberries, and the color just adds to the yum factor! The Berry Harvest Bandana Cowl can be draped lightly across the shoulders like a lacey shawl, or you can add one button to hold it on for hands free bandana cowl style! With a coat, sweater, or even a t-shirt, it is a great go-to piece for this autumn and winter!

Berry Harvest Bandana Cowl - free #crochet pattern on Moogly!

Berry Harvest Bandana Cowl

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Row 1: Ch 122, skip the ch closest to the hook, *[sc in the next ch, ch 3, skip 1 ch] 4 times, sc in the next ch, ch 5, skip 3 ch, sc in the next ch, ch 5, skip 3 ch; repeat from * until 9 ch remain, [sc in the next ch, ch 3, skip 1 ch] 3 times, sc in the next ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in the last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the ch-1 sp, *[ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp] 3 times, ch 5, skip the ch-5 sp, dc in the next sc, ch 5, skip the ch-5 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp; repeat from * until 3 ch-3 loops remain, [ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp] 2 times, ch 1, dc in the last ch-3 sp, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the ch-1 sp,  *[ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp] 2 times, ch 5, skip the ch-5 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next dc, ch 5, skip the ch-5 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp; repeat from * until 2 ch-3 loops remain, ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 1, dc in the last ch-3 sp, turn.

Berry Harvest Bandana Cowl - free #crochet pattern on Moogly!Row 4: Ch 1, sc in the ch-1 sp,  *ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 5, skip the ch-5 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch-1 sp, ch 5, skip the ch-5 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp; repeat from * until 1 ch-3 loop remains, ch 1, dc in the last ch-3 sp, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in the ch-1 sp, *ch 5, skip the ch-5 sp, [sc in the next dc, ch 3, skip the ch-1 sp] 4 times, sc in the next dc, ch 5, skip the ch-5 sp,** dc in the next ch-3 sp; repeat from * ending last repeat at **, sc in the last ch-3 sp, turn.

Row 6: Ch 5, sc in the next ch-3 sp, *[ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp] 3 times, ch 5, skip the ch-5 sp, dc in the next dc, ch 5, skip the ch-5 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp; repeat from * until 3 ch-3 loops remain, [ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp] 2 times, ch 1, dc in the last ch-3 sp, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in the ch-1 sp,  *[ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp] 2 times, ch 5, skip the ch-5 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next dc, ch 5, skip the ch-5 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp; repeat from * until 2 ch-3 loops remain, ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 1, dc in the last ch-3 sp, turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in the ch-1 sp,  *ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 5, skip the ch-5 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch-1 sp, ch 5, skip the ch-5 sp, sc in the next ch-3 sp; repeat from * until 1 ch-3 loop remains, ch 1, dc in the last ch-3 sp, turn.

Row 9 – 28: Repeat Rows 5 – 8.

Row 29: Ch 1, sc in the ch-1 sp, ch 5, skip the ch-5 sp, [sc in the next dc, ch 3, skip the ch-1 sp] 4 times, sc in the next dc, ch 5, skip the ch-5 sp, sc in the last ch-3 sp; turn.

Row 30: Ch 5, sc in the next ch-3 sp, [ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp] 2 times, ch 1, dc in the last ch-3 sp; turn.

Row 31: Ch 1, sc in the ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 1, dc in the last ch-3 sp; turn.

Row 32: Ch 1, sc in the ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc in the last ch-3 sp, do NOT turn.

Even Up the Left Edge… Edging: (NOTE: As you can see, the sides of the shawlette are not even looking – the ch 5 in the second row of each section creates a smooth looking edge on the right, but that’s not the case on the left. So this row is to even that up before we work the final edging. See the photo below, where I’ve started to work this edging.) Working along the left edge, *[ch 1, sl st in side of next row] 3 times, ch 5, sl st in side of next row; repeat from * until you reach the foundation chain, working a sl st and ch 1 along the side of the final triangle (Rows 1 – 4).

Berry Harvest Bandana Cowl free #crochet pattern on Moogly

Final Edging: Ch 1, sc evenly along the foundation chain to opposite corner, working an extra stitch in the end to turn the corner to work along the next side of the triangle. Sc in the first ch -3 loop, *dc in the next ch-3 loop, ch 1, work  2 sc around post of previous dc st, sc in the same ch-3 loop (one edge point made); repeat from * until you reach the point of the triangle, make 3 edge points in the ch-3 loop at the point of the triangle; repeat from * along final side of triangle; break yarn and weave in ends.

Berry Harvest Bandana Cowl free #crochet pattern on Moogly

Block using water or steam to open up lace pattern, pinning as needed. Sew button to one end as shown below.

Berry Harvest Bandana Cowl - free #crochet pattern on Moogly!

I hope you’ve enjoyed making the Berry Harvest Bandana Cowl, and enjoy wearing it as well! Use the button to close the back of the cowl – just use the holes in the lace to make it completely adjustable! Or leave the button off and use a shawl pin… or make the whole thing in fingering weight and make a bandana for your hair! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

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Moogly Berry - DK Weight Superwash Merino from Celestial StringsWritten pattern and graphics copyright Tamara Kelly 2014. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details. To print this pattern please use the Print Friendly button (tutorial here). Thank you to Celestial Strings for sponsoring the yarn for this pattern.

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Comments

  1. 5

    Rita Z. says

    This is beautiful! Thank you so much for generously sharing this and your other patterns with us. You have very much inspired me to crochet more and more.

  2. 11

    Mary says

    Thanks so much for all the beautiful patterns and ideas. I enjoy looking to see your new stuff–you must be quite prolific!

  3. 13

    Maschelle Mashburn says

    You’ve managed to out do yourself! I didn’t think it possible but this is beautiful. I’m , however, terrified to țry the pineapple pattern. It looks so hard! Is It?

    • 14

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Machelle, and thank you so much! It’s not really, once you get going – mostly ch loops worked into chain loops! :)

  4. 19

    Kat says

    Beautiful shawl. Since I’m a plus size gal, I’m thinking of trying this with worsted weight yarn and a J size hook. What do you think?

      • 21

        danielle says

        hi….im also plus sized….i was using the advise and using the J hook and i added two multiples of 16 to the chain but my ends look weird….the middle is great….but its not laying right at all on the ends…im going to frog it and start over since im only on row 8 just in case its my error….but is there anyway you could tell me what two increases on the chain would be just incase my math is seriously stupid lol….trust me not the first time lol…
        thank you i would appreciate it…

  5. 25

    mandy g says

    wow!! lovely pattern…you inspire to crochet, even if i can’t make them but just looking at these patterns makes my day. keep up good work.

  6. 29

    Leah says

    This is lovely! Maybe I’m just tired, but I’m having trouble understanding the ending on row 6. It is not even with the other side. I have 7 (including the starting chain) ch 5 spaces moving upward except at this end where all of a sudden it stops at the last ch 3 space and moves on to the next row. No ch 5 here leaving this end with only 6. Hoping someone can point out where I’ve gone wrong.

  7. 33

    Susan says

    Hi, I ordered yarn to make one of these the first day I saw the pattern. I’m going to use fingering. So I have 440 yards. I’d like it to turn out a similar size to the original. So more repeats. Can you suggest where to get help or how to figure out how many extra repeats without running out of yarn? Thank you for a lovely pattern. I want to make it fast as a welcome present to the family, my son got engaged last night! So excited.

    • 34

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Susan! Thank you so much, and congratulations! 😀 I would recommend making a tiny version – starting with just 26 chains (the pattern is a multiple of 16, plus 10). That will give you 3 of the “berries”. Then see how much yarn that used, and divide by 3, so you know about how much yarn each “berry” or repeat takes. From there you can see how much width that gives you as a guideline, and figure out about how many repeats you want to start with. Does that help?

  8. 36

    LucY says

    Hello, I was just wondering if you would ever make a video tutorial of this pattern???? I would love to make one for my mom but I’m new to crochet and I don’t know how to read patterns. Thank you for all your great work!

  9. 44

    says

    Hi Tamara, thanks so much for this pattern. I whipped it up yesterday evening. I probably should have split the work over two days because my left hand is aching! Nevertheless, I enjoyed making it. This piece will make some nice Christmas presents!

    I do have two questions:

    1) About the final edge. I get that you’re supposed to make an edge point in each of the ch-3 loops of the berry, but how many edge points go in the ch-5 sp between them?

    2) Also, in Row 1, where you’re crocheting over the 9 remaining ch at the end of the row, after you “[sc in the next ch, ch 3, skip 1 ch] 3 X,” shouldn’t there be a sc (in the next ch?) before you do the final “ch 1, dc in the last ch” that represents the last loop?

    Hope all that made sense and thanks in advance!

    • 45

      Nicki says

      Hi I have the same question about the edging of the sides of the triangle. The edging is not in the video tutorial. Did you get your question answered?

      • 46

        Tamara Kelly says

        Hi Nicki! Thank you for posting – I had missed Patrice’s post. I answered her questions, so I hope I answered yours as well! :)

        • 47

          Nicki says

          Yes thank you I think that is what I will try. I was trying to zoom in on the photo but I appreciate you getting to me quickly! I’m making this for my sister for Valentine’s day and it’ll be my first real completed project since I taught myself last summer.

    • 48

      Tamara Kelly says

      Sorry I missed this before Patrice!
      1. Treat the ch 5 as if it were a ch 3. If this causes ruffling in the fabric, you can work another triangle in there.
      2. There is a sc there. :)

  10. 49

    Linda says

    What happened to the button to download the pattern? It was there, but before I had a chance to download, it disappeared . The pattern looks gorgeous!

  11. 52

    says

    Hi Tâmara! I’m having trouble understanding the border. I don’t understand where to put the sl sts. If it’s on the stitches of the border or in the spaces. Or If it’s 3 sl st in each ch3 space? Don’t you think about making a video of the border? Sorry about the English. I’m brazilian.

  12. 54

    Jessica says

    Hi, I’m so lost starting at Row 6. It says to sc in the next ch-sp, but the next ch-sp is a 5 from the previous row. I don’t have ch-3 spaces from the previous row (5). I hope this made sense. Maybe I did something wrong on row 5. But looking at the pattern, row 5 created ch-5 spaces, not 3. I’m lost!

  13. 57

    louise says

    Hello,

    I am extremely knew to crochet and have just finished the first row. In the second row it says to chain 1 and sc in the CH 1 sp.

    ——————
    uuuUUUUUUuuu

    Am I doing the sc in the original 122 chain (depicted with dashes) or in the loops I made in row 1 (depicted with u)?

    I know this is an obvious one but until you enlighten me I won’t be able to progress >.<

    Thanks for the beautiful pattern and for any feedback!

    ^.^

    • 58

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Louise! You’re an ambitious beginner! 😀 Please watch the video tutorial – I think it’ll answer all your questions. :)

  14. 59

    Pat McF says

    Oh my! This is drop-dead gorgeous! I can’t believe you are giving away this pattern. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love the coloring! I’ve been crocheting since I was about 6 or 7 years old…my Mom taught me and how to knit (not so keen on the knitting) and I love that these kinds of patterns are available again. By the way I learned almost 60 years ago. I am a big fan of your patterns, your generosity and your creativity!

  15. 63

    Kathy says

    Thank you for sharing the pattern and video. I have recently picked up my crochet hooks after many years break. I am wondering if I could decrease the size by 16 fewer chains? I read the post about increasing by 16 so I figure to try the opposite to make a smaller shawl.

  16. 65

    Maj-britt larsen says

    This is my first time ever crocheting. I finally managed to finish the main part. It looks lovely. Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous piece. However, I cant finish it. I am about to start to even out the left side and have looked at a video to see what a slip stitch is etc, but I really dont know how to do it. I wish there was a video for finishing off as well. I am making this as a present and would be so happy if I could complete it. I am using red color. Thanks again for sharing your pattern and great video. .)

  17. 69

    Celi says

    I’m so glad you posted this to Facebook today. I love it and while I adore the purple I need to find a blue/green that will go with a dress I have.

    Thank you so much!

  18. 73

    Elayne says

    I would love to make this Berry Bandana, I have even brought the wool, BUT, I can’t print it. Can you please tell me how to get a print friendly version – (it wants to print the whole site – including comments – 31 pages) HELP!!!!!

  19. 79

    SusAN in portugal says

    Dear Tamara

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern -it is so beautiful and ‘simple’ too.

    Now … I think I am probably missing something but in the pattern you say use 220yds of Celestial Strings Yarn DK. Now …. When I went to see the Celestial Strings Yarn to check the weight, I found that it is saying that it is Sport Weight Yarn which in the new weight numbering system is a 2 (DK being a 3) ! I know I could do it with whatever weight – but then I am hopeless at working out how much I really need whenever I do that – so can you suggest whether when looking at other yarns whether I should look more for a 2 or a 3 ?? I really do NOT want to run out!

    Sorry to be such a pain!

    • 80

      Tamara Kelly says

      Thank you Susan! Sport and DK are often considered the same in the US. You’ll want to look for something 8 ply (11 wpi), probably a “3”. :)

  20. 81

    Carole Kasson says

    I love the yarn used to make the Berry Harvest Bandanna Cowl. How can I get a skein of that exact yarn and color?

    • 82

      Tamara Kelly says

      Click on the name of the yarn to go to her sale page – if she’s out of that color, you’ll need to email her about availability. :)

  21. 83

    Sheila says

    love the Berry Harvest Bandana Cowl but having a very difficult time finding where to buy
    this yarn and shade : Celestial Strings Yarn in Berry varigated color. Can you help?

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