We could all use a little extra luck once in a while - and the fun little clovers or shamrocks in the Lucky Day Cowl might just be the token you need! At the very least, it'll decrease the odds of pinching!
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And I have to point out that this is just about the softest, cosiest, most pet-able thing I've ever crocheted! It's SO soft! Cashmere is amazing, and if you get to crochet with it, then you are indeed very lucky.
It also stretches out quite a bit on blocking, displaying the stitch pattern beautifully. So if you use a different yarn, you'll want to pay attention to the finished size vs the Row count. (Note - the original yarn is discontinued.)
Lucky Day Cowl
- US - H, 5.0mm hook - Furls Fiberarts Tulipwood
- 325 yds total Lion Brand LB Collection Cashmere (100% Cashmere; DK/8 ply; 82 yds/75 m)
Color A - Sprout (3 skeins)
Color B - Natural (1 skein)
- 5 buttons (⅝")
- Finished Size (after blocking): 11" wide x 39.5" long
- Main Stitch Pattern: Multiple of 6 plus 1
wide dc2tog - (dc2tog skipping 3 sts in the center) - yo, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops remain on hook), skip the next 3 sts, yo, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yo and pull through all 3 loops.
clover - (worked at the top of the wide dc2tog) - [ch 4, sc in the wide dc2tog space (between the posts)] twice, ch 4, sl st in the top of the wide dc2tog, wrapping around the previous sts. (see photo tutorial below)
tr - (triple or treble crochet) - yo twice, insert hook into indicated st, pull up a loop, (yo and pull through 2 loops) 3 times.
Clover Photo Tutorial:
Row 1: With Color A, ch 45, skip 2 ch, dc in the remaining 43 ch; turn. (43 sts)
Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), *wide dc2tog, clover, ch 2, dc in next ch, ch 2; repeat from * to end, finishing last repeat with a dc in last st; turn. (7 clovers)
Row 3: Ch 6 (counts as tr and ch 2), *sc in the middle ch-4 loop of the next clover, ch 2, tr in the next dc st, ch 2; repeat from * to end, finishing last repeat with a tr in the 3rd ch of the beginning ch-5; turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in each ch-2 sp and dc in each st across, finishing with a dc in the 3rd ch of the beginning ch-6; turn. (43 sts)
Row 5 - 55: Repeat Rows 2 - 4. Continue with Color A for 1st round of edging.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around entire cowl (increase 1 st in corners), join and finish off.
Round 2: With Color B, join to 1st st of previous round, ch 1, sc in each st around (increase 1 st in corners), join with sl st.
Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in the next 7 sts, (ch 1, dc in the next 7 sts) 5 times, ch 3, sc in same st as previous st, sc in each st along side of cowl, ch 3, dc in each st end of cowl, ch 3, sc in same st as previous st, sc in each st along remaining side of cowl, ch 3, sl st in top of ch 3 to join. (NOTE: The 5 ch-1 sps are the button holes.)
Round 4: Skip the first 2 sts, then working into the 48 dc sts and ch sps at the end of the cowl, (7 dc in the next st, skip 1 st, sl st in the next st, skip 1 st) 12 times, sl st in the ch-3; sc evenly along remaining 3 sides of cowl (increase 1 st in both corners), join and finish off. (12 shells made at first end)
Finishing: Block cowl and then sew on buttons opposite the ch-1 button holes. Have a lucky day!
I hope you've enjoyed this crochet pattern! It was a lot of fun coming up with a shamrock or clover stitch that was clear but not too in your face - making the Lucky Day Cowl wearable any day!
Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2015. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details. Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the yarn for this pattern.