This colorway was so delicious and so yummy I couldn’t wait to turn it into a new pattern! The Luscious One Skein Cowl can be made in just one evening, and I think it’s going to be a staple in my wardrobe – as soon as we get some cool weather to go with it!
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How to Adjust this Pattern For You!
The Luscious One Skein Cowl is just long enough to drape beautifully and frame the face (and keep the chest warm!). If you prefer a longer infinity scarf style, you’ll need another skein or two, but it’s easy to upsize – just add to the starting row by a multiple of 8 sts! And if you don’t care for FSC, start with a chain and sc row instead. Finally, if you don’t want to use the CSDC, start each row with a ch 3, which will count as the first st of the row.
Luscious One Skein Cowl
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- US – M/N, 9.00mm hook – Furls Crochet Hooks
- 109 yds (3.5 oz) Bulky Yarn (original yarn is discontinued)
- Click for video tutorials:
FSC – foundation single crochet
Joining foundation sts to work in the round
CSDC – chainless starting double crochet
Dropped Doubles Stitch Pattern
Round 1: Leaving a 6″ tail, FSC 72. Join to 1st FSC with a sl st to work in the round, being sure not to twist the row. (72 sts)
Round 2: CSDC, *ch 3, skip 3 sts, dc in the next 5 sts. Repeat from * until 7 sts remain. Ch 3, skip 3 sts, dc in the last 4 sts. Join with a sl st to CSDC. (45 dc and 27 ch)
Round 3: CSDC. *Working over the ch 3 from the previous row, work 3 dc sts into the center st of the skipped st section of the row below the previous row (Row 1). Dc in the next 5 sts. Repeat from * until 7 sts remain. Work 3 dc into the center st of the skipped st section of the row below the previous row, then dc in the last 4 ch. Join with a sl st to CSDC. (72 sts)
Round 4: CSDC, dc in the next 4 sts, ch 3, skip 3 sts. *Dc in the next 5 sts, ch 3, skip 3 sts. Repeat from * to end, join with a sl st to CSDC. (45 dc and 27 ch)
Round 5: CSDC, dc in the next 4 sts, then working over the ch 3 from the previous row, work 3 dc sts into the center st of the skipped st section of the row below the previous row. *Dc in the next 5 sts, then work 3 dc into the center st of the skipped st section of the row below the previous row. Repeat from * to end, join with a sl st to CSDC. (72 sts)
Rounds 6 – 9: Repeat Rounds 2 – 5.
Round 10: Ch 1, sc in each st around. (72 sts) Break yarn and seamless join. Et fin!
Easy, quick, and gorgeous! I hope you enjoy the pattern!
Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2013. 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. TamaraKelly@mooglyblog.com.
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Jane @ Handiworking
Beautiful … and that yarn looks so soft! Thanks for sharing!!!
Thank you Jane! It is soft – and so fun watching the colors change!
I have a similiar pattern I was going to start but will use this one & yarn. Thanks so much for sharing.
🙂 Glad you like it anne!
I love this yarn and pattern. If I can find the yarn in Ontario Canada I will be making it. The colours are amazing! Thanks for sharing it.
Did you ever find that yarn? Was it at Michaels?
I made two for Christmas using homespun yarn……lovely
Thank you Anne!
is it ppossibel to for yout od o a video. I can not read a pattern to save my life but if I seeit I can do it.
I am dyign to make this in a few colors
please pattern reading challenged
I ordered mine from Amazon; since I am a prime member there is no shipping charge.
This is beautiful. The colors and yarn are amazing. I cannot wait to make one. Thank you so much for sharing.
Thank you Minerva! 😀
This is beautiful, I love it. 🙂
Thanks so much Linda!
This is gorgeous! I am actually working on one right now! Thanks so much for this pattern. 🙂
Thank you Michelle! You’re very welcome! 😀
Is it possible for you to post a video? I can not read patterns to save my life
If I se eit a can follow step by step
Pattern reading challenged
LOVE your design and am going to look for this new yarn today! This will be perfect to take to make on the plane on my trip to NY this week. Thanks so much for your blog and all your fabulous ideas!
Thanks Kristen! Have fun in NY!
This is a beautiful pattern and will be using for my granddaughters (& me). Also spied another one I would like. Thanks so much for all the patterns you share. They are so lovely and fun.
Thank you Beverly!
This composition is wonderful! Thanks for sharing and a big Bravo!!!
Maria Greece 🙂
😀 Thank you Maria!
I just finished your cowl. Thanks for sharing your pattern. I had Lion Brand Homespun so I used that. So quick and easy I love it. Want to try Eloise sweater next.
😀 You’re welcome Pat, I’m glad you enjoyed it!
Would you mind posting a video, I can not read a pattern to save my life.
If I see it I can follow step by step
thanks a bunch
I LOVE THIS YARN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love how you used it to!!!!! 🙂
😀 Thank you Mary Kathryn!
I love this – I’m drooling over it right now! I’m definitely going to have to get some of this yarn and make this – I might like it a little longer, but you say it’s easy to do. I have lately become interested in cowls – I’m always getting my scarves hung in stuff….
😀 Thanks Susan! They are handy, and the yarn is so fun! My local JoAnn’s just got it in stock this weekend!
Beautiful…adore the colors…love the pattern. Can’t wait to try it. I looked on the Lion Brand website and they carry the Grapevine color but it is not the colors of your scarf. I’m confused.
There’s a lot of color changes in the skeins – more than you can see online! I saw it at JoAnn’s in person and I thought they had screwed up and labeled two different skeins as the same – nope, I was just seeing different parts of it on the outside!
This is absolutely beautiful!
Pali @Knitting Rays of Hope
Thank you Pali!
Hi Tamara, your cowl is so beautiful and I love the colors. I saw it on Oombawka Design!
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com
😀 Thank you Julie!
Beautiful cowl, I love the colors! It looks very soft and warm, perfect for the winter that is undoubtedly coming sooner than I want!! Thanks for sharing, this will make for a great gift!
😀 Thank you Brittany! I’m so glad you like it!
Love it Tamara 🙂 Thank you for linking up at “Link & Share” Wednesdays 🙂 Rhondda
😀 Thanks Rhondda!
SusanD crochet addict uk
Wow thanks for sharing the pattern. It’s beautiful!! i love the design and colour.
Thanks for linking at Crochet Addict UK
😀 Thank you Susan!
Thank you for sharing your talents, this is simply beautiful! Being new to crochet I hesitate to try new stitches, but I will master this one!! 🙂
😀 Thank you Patti!
Simply beautiful Tamara and thank you for sharing,,,,,new to the crochet world, definiately a must on my to do list of crochet,,,,, besides it would be just so rude of me not to,,,,,
😀 Thank you Melanie! And welcome to the world of crochet!
Congratulations Tamara 🙂 Your lovely cowl was the most clicked project at last week’s Link & Share Wednesday Party! Rhondda
Woot! Thanks Rhondda!
I love the patterns that you feature! Thank you so much for sharing them!
😀 Thank you Doreen!
soooo pretty! are you Brian’s wife??
No, my husband’s name is Geoff! 🙂 And thank you!
If it weren’t for yarn, I’d be fully retired!!
I love all your patterns and your video tutorials are terrific. I am trying to crochet this scarf and I have a bit of trouble reading the pattern. I added a bit to the scarf, but my question is does the scarf run the same stitch match on each row or are the 5DC and the “working over” fan stitch supposed to be opposite on each row because my scarf is matching the stitches on each row. Your scarf is beautiful, mine is just a scarf…..hahaha Thank you
Hi Marietta! The Chs and fans should be offset. I’m not sure why yours are lining up?
Hello! Thanks so much for your beautiful pattern! We don’t have Lion Brand wool here in New Zealand (not to my knowledge anyhow), so I had another 12 ply yarn that I used and the scarf came out beautifully. I made it longer and wider, and it was easy to adapt. I was also really happy with the FSC, which I tried for the very first time: it’s so elasticated/stretchy, and much better than starting with a chain!! I do have a question… I’m on my second scarf/cowl (am making them for school fundraiser), and I have an 8 ply yarn that I want to use (Utiku yarn from the wool company, in “Faberge”). As it’s an 8 ply, I imagine I’ll need to use an 4mm hook. My question is, how long is your original cowl (folded in half of course)? I wonder if my 200gm skein of yarn will be more than enough to make it… or maybe a longer one….hmmmm
Mine is about 17 inches (so 34″ total). (43-44mm) Good luck with your fundraiser! 😀
Those measurements definitely help : ) I’ll give it a go!
In response to Rachel from NZ: You can purchase American brand names such as Red Heart and Lion Brand (plus others) from the only yarn shop I know of that carries it in Australia. Visit the lovely Gabrielle at Yarn Over in Brisbane (yarnover dot com dot au). What she doesn’t have on the shelves, she orders in from the States. Yes it will cost a bit on P&P, but so worth it! Hope this helps. heather
Last Christmas a friend sent me a skein of blue Peruvian Highland wool yarn that I have been saving for the perfect project. And here it is! I can’t wait to make and wear this scarf. And by the way, I absolutely adore the yarn you used for this project. It is unbelievably gorgeous.
😀 Thank you Lindsey! Yours sounds lovely too!
Deborah O in Idaho
I would love love love to make this but I cant seem to find this yarn anywhere 🙁
Sorry to hear that Deb! They have it at my local JoAnn Fabrics, and you can also order it online direct from Lion Brand: http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/unique.html
Silly new crafter question… I see a lot of patterns that I really want to try, I notice that they say “one Skein” But not all yarns are created equal…. How do I know I have enough yarn? because 1 never seems like enough 🙂
Great question! Usually this means it took one skein of the recommended yarn – but of course yarn substitutions are more common than not! With any luck, the designer/magazine/website will include the yardage for the project. In this case, I list the yarn requirements, located under the hook size, as “109 yds (3.5 oz) Bulky Yarn or 1 skein Lion Brand Unique (Grapevine shown).” From this you can infer that 1 skein of Lion Brand Unique is 109 yds long, and that you’ll need approximately 109 yds of any other bulky weight yarn to complete the project. (Of course, a little extra is never a bad idea, particularly when dealing with bulkys, which have a lot of variation in loft and thickness.) When shopping for a substitute you can then make sure to get (at least) 109 yds of your chosen yarn. This may be just one skein, or you might need a bit of a second. You can find the yardage of the skein listed on the label.
If, only the brand of yarn is listed on the pattern, without yardage, then I recommend a quick hop over to Ravelry. If you’re not familiar with Ravelry it’s a great resource for any crocheter. They have a yarn database, where you can enter any yarn and get the details on it. So I could type in Lion Brand Unique, and find out the yardage of a skein there (as well as weight, wpi, fiber content, etc), and then know how much to look for when I go shopping. This is also useful info when the recommended yarn is unavailable, as you can use it to get substitution ideas from the yarn database!
I hope this helps! Welcome to crocheting!
Just discovered your site. Love being able to see your work and get free patterns. Thank you
Thank you Carole!
Thank you so much for this great pattern. I was looking for some unique handmade gifts for this Christmas, and came across this pattern. I love the way it turned out. I added a crocheted button to it, so that it was more versatile. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=677943895570782&set=ms.677943648904140.677943642237474.677943895570782.677946642237174.bps.a.677943002237538.1073741832.217980648233778&type=1&theater
😀 Glad you enjoyed it Rhonda!
i love this scarf cant wait to try it im sure enjoying this site
😀 Thank you Phyllis!
I would love to this in a knit patter, I don’t like to crochet. Thanks!!
Is there a pattern for knitting this cowl? Love it!
I’m afraid I haven’t been able to translate it into knitting! But thank you!
I loved making this cowl!
You can see the review I did of it on my blog here:
It’s lovely Alyssa! Thank you!
I guess I’m the only one running into trouble with this. I opted not to do the CSDC as I’ve done it before in another pattern and wasn’t happy with its appearance.
n row two, I replaced the CSDC with a Ch3. I then chained three, per the pattern, for a total of six (6) chains–is this correct?
Hi, Love the pattern. I am trying to see the tutorial on this pattern but can’t open it. Don’t know what I’m doing wrong.
Would appreciate any help. Thanks so much.
Hi Cheryl! I don’t have a tutorial specifically for this pattern, but I do have tutorials for some of the stitches and techniques used – FSC, CSDC, joining foundation sts to work in the round, and the seamless join. I’m not sure why the links in the pattern aren’t working, but you can find all these videos on the video tutorials page: https://www.mooglyblog.com/category/video-tutorials/
How can I just print the pattern? It’s beautiful and it doesn’t seem to hard to do.
Hi Louise! Thank you! Use the green Print Friendly button at the bottom, and click on the parts you don’t want to print before you hit the “Print” button and you’ll be all set. 🙂
I really love the look of this cowl but my daughter would like a traditional long scarf. Is there a way to adjust the pattern and still get the same great look?
Hi Carla! I’m afraid I don’t have anything written up using this stitch pattern in straight rows. But if you take a look at the Sunset Shawlette, and omit the decreases, that should give you an idea!
Just found this pattern yesterday on Facebook and immediately went out and bought the yarn and am getting started tonight. The yarn is so soft and pretty and your pattern is very easy to read. I’ve only been crocheting about 6 months so some patterns are hard for me to follow but yours is concise and easy to follow. Thank You.
Thank you so much Tracey! I do appreciate you saying so!
Very pretty, Thanks for sharing!
I don’t understand the CSDC at begging of each row , how is this done
The CSDC is a replacement for the usual chain 3 – you can just chain 3 and count that as the first st if you prefer. The video tutorial for the CSDC is linked at the top of the pattern. 🙂
I love the look of this pattern. But I am confused over one thing – please could you explain what you mean by “Working over the ch 3 from the previous row,” in row 3? Do you mean actually incorporate the chain within the sts above it, or do you just work in front of them (as the right side faces you), so leaving little chains on the back/wrong side?
Many thanks for any help!
Hi Cath! There’s a video tutorial just out today that might help: https://www.mooglyblog.com/dropped-doubles-stitch-pattern/ 🙂
Im in love with this stitch! I just finished the hat! Im gonna try out some red heart boutique treasure in the color portrait, I hope it turns out! Thanks for another great pattern! !!
😀 Thank you Angela!
Debbie O In idaho
Do you have this pattern for knitting?
No, unfortunately I do not.
Debbie O in Idaho
Thank you ! I love of it so much that I am going to ask someone to help me learn to crochet and make this! 🙂
Tamara, I love your work. Your patterns are amazing and so easy to follow.
😀 Thank you so much Kathi!
Can this pattern be made with a size K crochet hook?
Yes, but it will be much more solid if you use this yarn – if you move down hook sizes, it’s recommended to go with a thinner yarn as well.
Thank you for all your free patterns and tutorials! I love following you! If I was to make this cowl for a 7yr old girl would I decrease the size by multiples of 8 such as beginning with a chain of 64 or 56? What number of chains would you think to make an appropriate size? Thank you!
For a 7 year old I’d probably go with 56, 64 if they’re a bigger 7 year old. 😀 Their proportions are so different, it’ll be “longer” on them, but their heads aren’t *that* much smaller than ours! 😀 Thank you so much Linda!
Excited to try this pattern! – I’m doing this by request from a friend and she has already bought the yarn she wants but it’s worsted weight (I Love This Yarn) and I’ll be using a J or K hook so I’m wondering how much more of the worsted I should plan on chaining to get the same length – maybe another set of 8?
Thanks for introducing me to Lion Brand Unique yarn. I love this yarn, the feel of it and the color of it! And I love how your pattern really enhances the coloring of the yarn. I made a set of three for my daughter-in-laws birthday and am making another set for myself and now you have boot cuffs, too!! Also made a cowl in autumn color–gorgeous. I also made two cowls in this pattern with Lion Brand homespun. Not as visually stunning but still very pretty and very soft. I have learned how to FDC from your video and I love it. Thanks again!!
😀 Wow, thank you so much Darcy! I’m so glad to hear it!!
I just had to thank you for this pattern. It’s a quick, never-fail, fun and beautiful pattern. This holiday season, I have made 8 of them (so far), and each recipient has been in live with the scarf! I have played with a variety of yarns (all bulky or super bulky) with outstanding results. This pattern is truly a classic to be saved and cherished.
😀 Thank you so much Alice!
I guess it doesn’t matter much but what size crochet hook did you use?
The hook size is important! I used a US – M/N, 9.00mm hook – it’s listed in the bullet points at the top of the pattern. 🙂
I hope you don’t mind, I have just published a blog post with a link back to this & another post on your website. I love your site and use it constantly to answer all of the quirky little crochet queries I have! And I love your patterns too.
If you’d like to have a look at the post I published, you can find it here: https://myroundtuit.com/2017/07/06/variations-with-variegations/
It’s lovely Teresa, thank you so much for linking – and your kind words! 😀
What is CSDC don’t understand
Hello Meena! There is a tutorial linked above: https://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/ 🙂
Why can’t you let me print this free pattern?
Hi Emily! I would love for you to be able to print it! I recommend opening a second tab to PrintFriendly.com and entering the URL there. Alternatively, you can highlight and right click to print, or copy and paste the pattern to a word doc and print it from there, or you can screenshot and print it, you could install the Clean Print app for your browser, or you can even use the green Print Friendly button provided at the end of the pattern. None of these options are blocked from use on Moogly, so short of providing already printed copies I think it’s as covered as it can be.
This makes a beautiful cowl! How could I translate it into a blanket? I love how the colors blend into each other.
Thank you! You’ll find that info in the video tutorial and chart linked above, or at https://www.mooglyblog.com/dropped-doubles-stitch-pattern/ 🙂