I love exploring a new stitch pattern, and one of my current favorites is the “Oh My” Stitch Pattern – the one used in the Oh My Hat and Oh My Cowl! The stitches themselves are pretty easy – double crochet and single crochet, with lots of chaining – but there are a few special moves that make this stitch pattern work particularly well. So here’s how to crochet the Oh My Stitch Pattern in the Round!
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How to Crochet the Oh My Stitch Pattern in the Round – Right Handed
How to Crochet the Oh My Stitch Pattern in the Round – Left Handed
As Seen in this Video (click for more info!)
- US-J, 6.00 mm Furls Heirloom Hook
- LB Collection Baby Alpaca
- Free Crochet Patterns: Oh My Cowl and Oh My Hat
When you crochet this stitch pattern in the round, you begin with a multiple of 8 stitches, +1 if you need a turning chain (which is how I wrote both the free hat and cowl patterns). There are two special stitches included – the big shell, and the V stitch, both of which are demonstrated in the video, as well as defined in the patterns.
Beyond that, it’s just a four row repeat – a round of V sts, a round of big shells, then another round of V sts and another round of big shells. The big shells and V sts are offset, which is why it takes four rounds to make a complete repeat!
In the hat, these big shells eventually shrink as you near the top, but the idea of the stitch pattern is the same. I hope this video has helped you make these patterns – I can’t wait to do more with this stitch in the future, including working it in rows! Thanks for watching!
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Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn and Furls Crochet for providing the supplies for this tutorial!
Sure glad you posted VIDEO on how to do this. I read the pattern and was totally lost. 🙂 Can’t wait to get this started.
😀 I’m glad the video helps!
Is there a written pattern for the cowl?
I just got the pattern for the hat – so can probably figure it out – with the multiples given. I just got the hat today, so have not yet tried it. Though I did read through and it doesn’t sound that difficult.
But I did notice here, you say there are repeats for the Big Shell and the V Stitch – but the hat also has Medium Shells and Small Shells, so apparently, in the cowl you just use the large shells – is that right?
Not sure if you will respond here – or via email….been a bit hectic here lately – will try to check back for response.
I DO want to thank you for sharing so many beautiful crochet patterns with us. It is truly appreciated…Since I am living on that “fixed income” (retired) – buying both patterns and yarn can be difficult. Right now I’m attempting to work down my rather large stash of yarn – a lot of it given by a friend – and a lot purchased right after I retired…before “reality” hit home! (oops!)
Thank you again…Your work is so appreciated – and inspiring!
Never Mind! Silly me!
I just looked in my files and I already have this beautiful pattern! Am going to try to start this tomorrow! I love it…though I think it’s make it longer for my daughter – she likes LONGER cowls… they can e difficult to please sometimes. – but I love ’em dearly anyhow!
thank you again!
😀 Thank you Carol!
I found a video of an older gentleman who goes to thrift stores and buys sweaters that were made with wool, he takes them apart at the seams and makes balls from the yarn and reuses the yarn for his projects. He’s on a fixed income and this is how he obtains wool yarn. I think that’s a great idea. More people on fixed incomes can do this.
Yes, it’s great when you can find the right kind of sweater to de-construct. Here are more great ideas: https://www.mooglyblog.com/making-your-own-yarn-6-great-tutorials/ 🙂