I’ve been admiring all the gorgeous crochet cowls out there lately – in stores, on Ravelry, and on my equally gorgeous friends. I couldn’t resist creating my own version, and with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, I decided you can’t go wrong with diamonds!
I’ve been wearing it all over town, feeling fancy – and getting requests for more! With only 18 rows it works up in a few hours and it makes a great treat for yourself or a gift for the neck of someone you love. Best of all, it comes in two sizes, with all the info you need to create custom lengths of your own!
Diamond Crochet Cowl
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This cowl pattern starts with a fsc, but you can start with a row of ch and a row of sc if preferred. The stitch pattern works with multiples of 4, so it’s easily customizable if the given sizes aren’t what you are looking for – go all the way up around 140 for a really long drapey cowl! UPDATED 9/5/12 – Video Tutorial for this pattern has been made!
Hook: 5.5mm (I)
Sizes: See here to determine the length of your first row (fsc or ch):
- Neck-length (wears closer to the neck, more like a neck cozy): Fsc 76
- Chest-length (slightly longer, more open around the neck): Fsc 84
Row 1: Fsc 76 (84). Join with sl st to work in the round. (You can use the tail to snug up the bottom of the fsc before weaving in ends, so leave a few inches to work with.)
Row 2: Ch3, dc in next st and ea st to end of round. Join with sl st. (Ch3 counts as dc)
Row 3: Ch1, sc in first 3 sts. Fptrc2tog over nxt st: working first fptrc around the 2nd fsc in row 1 until 2 loops left on hook, skip 3 fsc on row 1 and work second fptrc around 6th fsc until 3 loops left on hook. Yarn over and pull through all loops. *Sc in next 3 sts. Fptrc2tog, working first fptrc around the base of the last fptrc, sk 3 fsc and work second fptrc around next fsc.* Repeat from * to * end, join with sl st to the first st of the row.
Row 4: Ch3, dc in next st and ea st to end of round. Join with sl st.
Row 5: Ch1, sc in 1st st. Fptrc2tog, going around the tops of the fptrc2tog of row 3 (where you “joined” the last 3 loops on the hook), creating diamond shapes. Do this by sliding the hook from right to left all the way under both of the post stitches, staying on top of the background fabric. *Sc in next 3 sts, then Fptrc2tog* to last 2 sts. Sc in last 2 sts, then join with sl st.
Row 6: Ch3, dc in next st and ea st to end of round. Join with sl st.
Row 7: Repeat Row 3, except go around the fptrc2tog tops.
Row 8-15: Repeat rows 4-7 twice.
Row 16-17: Repeat rows 4-5.
Row 18: Sc around, then use seamless join to finish off. Weave in ends.
A closeup of the stitch pattern, so you can get an idea of how it comes together:
And that’s the Diamond Crochet Cowl! The larger size, in particular, has a tendency to curl, which can be fun, but if you don’t like that, I’d recommend some steam blocking to relax the fibers a bit. Post stitches create the amazing texture, and YOU can create your own in just a few hours.
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