The Ups and Downs Slouchy Beanie and Fingerless Gloves Set were super fun to make – and many of you agreed! And then you asked for a matching cowl… and I was more than happy to oblige. I changed out the yarn and the closure for a slightly different look – but I think you’ll like it!
Of course, you can make your own sets as matchy as you like. I love the way some of you have played with color in the hats. So fun! And while the braid is awesome… I have to admit I really love the look of the cowl unbraided as well. So I used a vintage brooch to hold the end of the braid in place! I can’t wait to see the creativity you’ll bring to the Ups and Downs Crochet Cowl!
Ups and Downs Crochet Cowl
- US – I, 5.5mm hook (Furls Fiberarts in Cocobolo used)
- 245 yds worsted weight yarn – recommended: Red Heart Chic Sheep by Marly Bird
(Shown in DISCONTINUED Crystal Palace Merino 5; 100% Superwash Merino; 110 yds/50 grams; Color 1003)
- 1 button or brooch/pin
- Stitch markers (Clover Lock Ring Markers used)
- tapestry or yarn needle (Susan Bates Finishing Needle used)
- Gauge: 12 sts x 7 rows = 4″ in dc
- Finished Size: 7″ wide (unbraided)/ x 32″ long
- For abbreviation key and stitch definitions and tutorials, please visit the Crochet Abbreviations page.
- For braiding tutorial, please visit the Braiding Crochet Loops page.
- For hdc in the 3rd loop tutorial, please visit the Half Double Crochet in the Third Loop page.
Round 1: FDC 120; join to work in the round. (120 sts)
Alternate Round 1: Ch 122, dc in the 4th ch from the hook, dc in each remaining st around; join to top of ch 3 to work in the round. (120 sts)
Round 4: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join to 1st st. (12o sts)
Round 5 – 7: Ch 1, hdc in the 3rd loop of each st around; join to 1st st. (12o sts)
Round 8: Ch 6 (counts as quadtr), quadtr in next st and each remaining st around; join to top of ch 6. (120 sts)
Round 9 – 12: Repeat Rounds 4 – 7.
Round 13: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in each st around; join to 1st st. (120 sts)
Round 14 – 15: Repeat Rounds 2 – 3. Break yarn and finish off, weave in ends.
Braid loops if desired – sew on a button or use a brooch/pin to secure last loop. See Braiding Tutorial for more info on this technique.
Tada! There’s one more pattern in this series that’s been requested – boot cuffs! So stay tuned, those will be released in just a few hours! And thanks for reading!
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Thank you to Crystal Palace Yarns for providing the yarn for this pattern!