The Smokestack Cowl features one of my favorite unisex stitch patterns, the overlapping post stitch! Combined with gorgeous yarn, this one skein project is a great new free crochet pattern on Moogly!
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Featuring Red Heart Gemstone
The Smokestack Cowl is made with Red Heart Gemstone in the Onyx colorway – just one skein! Gemstone “combines two printed plies that are twisted together to make gorgeous color combinations that resemble the many rich colors found in Earth’s gemstones.”
I picked the Onyx colorway as it’s the most unisex – and I like the colors! But there are pretty brights, jewel tones, and pastels too, so you can match the look to the wearer. It’s got a great feel, and is machine washable and dryable (also good for gift-giving!).
Make Gifts for All with the Smokestack Cowl
The Smokestack Cowl is unisex, but you can change the look dramatically with color and texture! In addition to the other colorways of Red Heart Gemstone, you could try it with Bernat Velvet for a luxe look. Or what about Red Heart Dreamy Stripes for color plus fuzziness!?
I’ve also included info on custom sizing below – so you can make a bigger cowl, a smaller neckwarmer, or a long infinity cowl. The Smokestack Cowl is ready for your personal touch!
US – N, 9.0mm – Furls
300 yds Red Heart Gemstone (5-Bulky/UK: 12-14 ply; 100% acrylic; 200 g/7 oz, 285 m/312 yds)
Colorway Shown: Onyx (1 ball)
Gauge: 9 sts x 9 rows = 4″/10cm in ovelapping post stitch
Size: 12″ tall/wide x 31″ circumference (15.5″ laid flat)
For a custom length or infinity scarf: FDC any mult of 2 to desired length, continue as written for as many rows as desired.
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If you would prefer to not begin with FDC, you can ch 72, skip the first 3 chs (count as first dc), and dc in each rem ch across. Then join and proceed with Rnd 2.
If you would prefer to not use the CSDC, you can ch 3 or use your preferred dc substitute.
Do not work into the top of the stitch you fptr around – it’s already been worked with the post stitch.
Rnd 1: FDC 70; join to work in the round. (70 sts in every rnd of pattern)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join.
Rnd 3: CSDC in first st, *fptr around dc below next st, dc in next st; rep from * until 1 st rem, fptr around dc below last st, join.
Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 5: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), fptr around dc below first st, *dc in next st, fptr around dc below next st; rep to * until 1 st rem, dc in last st, turn.
Rnd 6 – 27: Rep Rnds 2 – 5, ending on a Rnd 3 rep.
Rnd 28: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join and break, weave in ends.
Time to make another?
And that’s how to crochet the Smokestack Cowl! I hope you enjoyed this latest addition to the cowl patterns here on Moogly. I do love designing them – and wearing them!
Looking for another cowl to try? Check out the Italian Elegance Cowl, Plaid Mood Mobius, Lavender Kisses Cowl, Harvest Bandana Cowl, Autumn Amore Cowl, Crossed Loops Cowl, Ups and Downs Cowl, Moroccan Midnight Cowl, Neon Dreams Cowl, Diamond Cowl, or any of the many other free cowl patterns on Moogly!
I can’t wait to see your finished Smokestack Cowls! If this free crochet scarf pattern does inspire you to make your own, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too! I love seeing what you make!
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