Free Pattern Friday: The Calla Cowl

June 14, 2018 0 Comments

Free Pattern Friday: The Calla Cowl

Before You Start:

Who said a cowl can't be worn in the spring or summer? This bandana Calla Cowl is lightweight, yet cozy, and can perfectly be transformed from daywear to night. Practice some basic stitches, along with learning some newer complicated ones to work through. 

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The Calla Cowl Work In progress

Project Details:

Designed By: Lauren Tran of @laurenmychelle

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Gauge: 12 crochet stitches per 4 in.

Finished Measurements: 18.5" length x 11.5" width

 

Materials:

Hook: US J

Yarn: 1 Skein of Darn Good Yarn's Yak Wool 

Other:Stitch Marker 

Abbreviations:

st: stitch

sp: space

ch: chain

sc: single chain

hdc: half double crochet

dc: double crochet

V Stitch: (dc, ch 2, dc) in same chain space or stitch (it will be indicated).

Puff Stitch: Yarn over, place inside stitch and pull one loop from your yarn through.Repeat two more times into the same stitch. Pull another loop from your yarn as if to dc and pull through all your loops (see below) 

How To Puff Stitch

Instructions: 

Bandana:

Ch 5, sl st into last st to join

Step 1: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc into loop, ch 3, 3 dc Step 2: turn. ch 4. dc in first sp. Dc in next sp. Dc, ch 1, dc in ch sp right before center space, v st in center sp (dc ch 2 dc). Dc, ch 1, dc in next ch sp. dc ch 1 dc in last chain sp

Step 3: turn, ch 4. Dc in next dc ch sp until center. Dc, ch 1, dc in sp before center sp. v st in center sp (dc ch 2 dc). Dc, ch 1, dc in ch sp after center sp. dc until last chain. Dc ch 1 dc in last chain sp.

Step 4: turn, ch 4. dc in each ch sp until center. Dc, ch 1, dc in sp before center sp. v stitch in center sp. Dc, ch 1, dc in next ch sp. dc until last ch sp. Dc ch 1 dc in last chain sp.

*Step 5: turn, ch 2. sc in each ch sp until center. Sc, ch 1, sc in sp before center sp. sc, ch 2, sc in center sp. sc, ch 1, sc in next ch sp. sc until last ch sp. sc ch 1 sc in last ch sp.

*Step 6: turn, ch 3. hdc in each ch sp until center. Hdc, ch 1, hdc in sp before center sp, hdc, ch 2, hdc st in center sp. hdc, ch 1, hdc in next ch sp. hdc until last ch sp. hdc ch 1 hdc in last ch sp.

*Step 7: turn, ch 2. sc in each ch sp until center. Sc, ch 1, sc in sp before center sp. sc, ch 2, sc in center sp. sc, ch 1, sc in next ch sp. sc until last ch sp. sc ch 1 sc in last ch sp.

Step 8: turn, ch 4. Dc in next ch sp until center. Dc, ch 1, dc in sp before center sp. v st (dc, ch 2, dc) in center sp. Dc, ch 1, dc in ch sp after center sp. dc until last chain. Dc ch 1 dc in last chain sp.

Step 9: turn, ch. 4. Dc in first ch sp, ch 1, dc in next ch sp. repeat until ch sp before the center sp. dc, ch 1, dc in that ch sp. In center sp, dc, ch 2, dc. Dc, ch 1, dc in next ch sp. dc in next ch sp. dc in ch sp, ch 1, dc in next ch sp until second to last st. dc, ch 1, dc in last chain sp.

Step 10: turn, ch. 4. Dc in first ch sp, ch 1, dc in next ch sp. repeat until ch sp before the center sp. dc, ch 1, dc in that ch sp. In center sp, dc, ch 2, dc. Dc, ch 1, dc in next ch sp. dc in next ch sp. dc in ch sp, ch 1, dc in next ch sp until second to last st. dc, ch 1, dc in last chain sp. 

Step 11: turn, ch. 4. Dc in first ch sp, ch 1, dc in next ch sp. repeat until ch sp before the center sp. dc, ch 1, dc in that ch sp. In center sp, dc, ch 2, dc. Dc, ch 1, dc in next ch sp. dc in next ch sp. dc in ch sp, ch 1, dc in next ch sp until second to last st. dc, ch 1, dc in last chain sp.

*Step 12: turn, ch 2. Sc in each st (NOT ch sp) until ch sp before center sp. sc, ch 1, sc. In center sp, sc, ch 2, sc. In next ch sp, sc, ch 1, sc. Sc in each st until last ch sp. sp, hdc, ch 2, hdc. 

*Step 13: Repeat step 12

*Step 14: turn, ch 3. Hdc in each st (NOT ch sp) until ch sp before center sp. hdc, ch 1, hdc, in center

Step 15: turn, ch 4. Dc in each dc ch space. Dc, ch 1, dc in sp before center sp. v st (dc, ch 2, dc) in center sp. Dc, ch 1, dc in ch sp after center sp. dc until last chain. Dc ch 1 dc in last chain sp.

Step 16: turn, ch. 4. Dc in first ch sp, ch 1, dc in next ch sp. repeat until ch sp before the center sp. Dc, ch 1, dc in that ch sp. In center sp, dc, ch 2, dc. Dc, ch 1, dc in next ch sp. dc in next ch sp. dc in ch sp, ch 1, dc in next ch sp until second to last st. dc, ch 1, dc in last chain sp.

Step 17: turn, ch. 4. Dc in first ch sp, ch 1, dc in next ch sp. repeat until ch sp before the center sp. Dc, ch 1, dc in that ch sp. In center sp, dc, ch 2, dc. Dc, ch 1, dc in next ch sp. dc in next ch sp. dc in ch sp, ch 1, dc in next ch sp until second to last st. dc, ch 1, dc in last chain sp.

Step 18: turn, ch. 4. Dc in first ch sp, ch 1, dc in next ch sp. repeat until ch sp before the center sp. Dc, ch 1, dc in that ch sp. In center sp, dc, ch 2, dc. Dc, ch 1, dc in next ch sp. dc in next ch sp. dc in ch sp, ch 1, dc in next ch sp until second to last st. dc, ch 1, dc in last chain sp.

Step 19: turn, ch 2. turn, ch 2. Sc in each st (NOT ch sp) until center sp. In center sp, sc, ch 2, sc. Sc in each st until last ch sp. sc, ch 1, sc in last ch sp.

Step 20: turn, ch 2. turn, ch 2. Sc in each st (NOT ch sp) until center sp. In center sp, sc, ch 2, sc. Sc in each st until last ch sp. sc, ch 1, sc in last ch sp.


Cowl:

Step 21: ch 8 and slip st onto the sc st of the opposite side of the scarf end (pointy end of the triangle). Move yarn to the back of your work.

Now you will begin working across the horizontal portion of the triangle to create your cowl. Sc into the gaps and st – you should have approximately 60 sc st before you finish crocheting the foundation ch we added.

Note: **It doesn’t really matter so much where you place a sc as long as you don’t add too many sc that it puffs the row up or sc too few st that the st on the row are stretched/pulled too tightly. On the bigger gaps, I did 2 sc and on the smaller gaps I did 1 sc into them (not even sc into a st but rather the actual gap). Also, do not worry too much about how many st you have, as long as your stitch count is a multiple of 3.

Step 22: When you reach the beginning of where you started when you first began sc in the previous row (pointy end of the triangle / otherwise known as the point where you slip st into it), hdc into each st for the e]ntire row. If needed, place a stitch marker at that part if it helps you remember. When you reach your stitch marker, slip st into the next st.

*Step 23: ch 1. hdc into first st, ch 1, skip following st, hdc into next st. repeat until the end of the row. Slip st into the stitch holding the stitch marker. Replace stitch marker into new st.

Step 24: ch 1, hdc into each st until the end of the row. Slip st into the stitch holding the stitch marker. Replace stitch marker into new st.

Step 25: ch 1, hdc into each st until the end of the row. Slip st into the stitch holding the stitch marker. Replace stitch marker into new st.

*Step 26: ch 1. Hdc into first st, ch 1, skip following st, hdc into next st. repeat until the end of the row. Slip st into the stitch holding the stitch marker. Replace stitch marker into new st

Step 27: ch 1, hdc into each st until the end of the row. Slip st into the stitch holding the stitch marker. Replace stitch marker into new st

Step 28: ch 1, hdc into each st until the end of the row. Slip st into the stitch holding the stitch marker. Replace stitch marker into new st

Step 29: ch 1, dc into each st until the end of the row. Slip st into the stitch holding the stitch marker. Replace stitch marker into new st

Step 30: ch 1, (puff stitch, ch 1, puff stitch) into third stitch from slip stitch (stitch with stitch marker). Chain 1 after first puff stitch. Proceed to puff stitch again into the same stitch. Skip 2 st; puff stitch, ch 1, puff stitch into the third stitch from your last puffs. Repeat until the last stitch with your stitch marker on it. After your last (puff stitch, ch 1, puff stitch), slip stitch into that last stitch.

Step 31: ch 1, dc in each stitch until the end of the row. Slip st into the stitch holding the stitch marker. Replace stitch marker into new stitch.

Step 32: ch 1. hdc into first st, ch 1, skip following st, hdc into next st. repeat until the end of the row. Slip st into the stitch holding the stitch marker. Replace stitch marker into new st.

Step 33:  ch 1, hdc into each st until the end of the row. Slip st into the stitch holding the stitch marker.

Cut yarn, leaving a 3 in tail. Weave in ends on the inside of the cowl.