Time for another pattern tutorial! Thank you all so much for loving the Berry Harvest Bandana Cowl pattern - I'm so glad you do! And at your request, I've put together a video tutorial and chart to make it even easier to crochet - here's the Berry Harvest Bandana Cowl tutorial!
Berry Harvest Bandana Cowl Tutorial
As seen in the video (click to purchase your own!)
- US – H, 5.0mm hook (Furls Fiberarts Tulipwood used)
- Celestial Strings Yarn (DK weight; 100% superwash merino; 246 yds; Moogly Berry colorway)
- Berry Harvest Bandana Cowl crochet pattern
The stitch pattern used in the Berry Harvest Bandana Cowl is made in a multiple of 16, plus 10. So while I kept the original on the small side, to make it a one skein pattern, you can make a bigger shawl by adding any multiple of 16 sts to the starting chain. Each set of 16 represents one of the "berries" or "pineapples" - and for every four rows, you'll reduce by one berry.
So for instance, the original starts with 8 berries in the first four rows, then it goes to 7 in the next four rows, then 6, 5, etc. This means that for each multiple of 16 that you add to the starting chain, you'll need to add an additional 4 rows to the pattern, to keep working your way down to 1 berry at the end. It's all very easy once you get going!
And I'd like to take this opportunity to urge you to read through the entire pattern before starting! There is some unevenness on the sides as you work, but that's taken into account and there's a quick fix for it later on, before you work the final edging. That final edging itself is based on the Triangle Edging Pattern here on Moogly, for which you can see a video tutorial HERE.
Now, finally, on to the chart! Please note that this is an abbreviated chart - it only shows 5 berries for the first 4 rows. Any more and it would be too tiny to see!
I hope that between the video and the chart, and of course the written instructions, the Berry Harvest Bandana Cowl is crochet-able for most! It's not a beginner pattern, but it's not terribly tricky or hard either - just takes some concentration to get the stitch pattern established! Thanks so much for watching, reading, and commenting - it all means a lot to me!
Written 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 the chart please use the Print Friendly button (tutorial here). Thank you to Celestial Strings for sponsoring the yarn for this pattern.