The Oh My Cowl is so soft, so luxurious, so drapey, and so lovely, it’ll make you sigh, “Oh my!” Or maybe just ooo and ahhh…
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Made with LB Collection Baby Alpaca, the Oh My Cowl features an easy 4 row repeat and a sweet little edging for an incredibly soft, feminine look. If Alpaca doesn’t work well for you, it would look amazing in the bold pops of color found in LB Collection Superwash Merino, or Cotton Bamboo if allergies are an issue! Best of all, the yarns are carried up along the inside of the cowl, so there are only a few ends to weave in when you’re done!
Oh My Cowl
- US – J, 6.0mm hook (Furls Fiberarts)
- 230 yds LB Collection Baby Alpaca (“3” light/DK/UK: 8 ply; 100% baby alpaca; 146 yds/133 m; 1.75 oz/50 g)
Color A: Tan (1 ball – 115 yds)
Color B: Natural (1 ball – 115 yds)
- Gauge: 2 pattern repeats x 10 rows = 4″/10 cm in pattern
- Finished Size: 27″ around x 8″ tall
- Stitch Multiple: mult of 8, +1
- Oh My Stitch Pattern Tutorial
- Crochet abbreviations and tutorials
Big Shell: (4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc) in indicated stitch
V st: (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated stitch
Round 1: With Color A, ch 105, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in each remaining ch, sl st in first sc made (without twisting) to work in the round. (104 sts)
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, skip 3 sts, *big shell in next st, skip 3 sts,** sc in next st, skip 3 sts; repeat from * around, finishing last repeat at **; join to 1st sc of round with sl st using Color B. (13 big shells)
Round 3: Continuing with Color B, ch 8, *skip next big shell, V st in next sc, ch 5; repeat from * around, dc in same st as join, ch 1, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-8 (counts as V st). (13 V sts)
Round 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), 4 dc in ch-1 sp before the join, *sc in ch-1 sp of next big shell (enclosing previous round ch-5 in the st),** big shell in ch-1 sp of next V st; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, then 3 dc in same ch-1 sp as 1st 4 dc of round (work over the unused Color A, to bring it up to the next round), join to 3rd ch of ch-4 with sl st using Color A (finishes a big shell). (13 big shells)
Round 5: Continuing with Color A, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, *V st in next sc st,** ch 5, skip big shell; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, ch 2, join to 1st sc with sl st.
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, big shell in ch-1 sp of next V st, *sc in ch-1 sp of next big shell (enclosing previous round ch-5 in the st), big shell in ch-1 sp of next V st; repeat from * around, join to 1st sc with sl st using Color B. (13 big shells)
Round 7 – 18: Repeat Rounds 3 – 6 three times.
Round 19 and 20: Repeat Round 3 and 4.
Round 21: Continuing with Color A, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, *3 dc in next sc st, ch 2,** sc in ch-1 sp in center of next big shell, ch 2; repeat from * around, finishing last repeat at **, join to 1st sc with sl st. (39 dc, 13 sc)
Round 22: Ch 1, sc in each st, 2 sc in each ch-2 sp around; join to 1st sc with sl st using Color B, break Color A. (104 sc)
Round 23/Top Edging: Continuing with Color B, ch 1, (sc, dc) in 1st st, skip next st, *(sc, dc) in next st, skip next st; repeat from * around, join to 1st sc with sl st, break Color B. (70 sc, 70 dc)
Bottom Edging: With Color B, join to any foundation chain st at the bottom of Round 1, repeat Round 23/Top Edging.
And that’s the Oh My Cowl! I’m thinking of a matching hat… what do you think? Would you like to have a set? Let me know in the comments!
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