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Heywood Cowl Worsted Weight Free Crochet Pattern

I feel like I’ve been teasing you about this new pattern for far too long! I designed the Heywood Cowl back in January in sock weight yarn and now it’s available in worsted weight. This cowl has a unique shape that fits like an asymmetrical shawl but you don’t have those ends to deal with. I made my sample in my Squid Worsted hand dyed yarn. Use the code HEYWOOD for 10% your yarn order when ordering yarn for this project!

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Heywood Cowl

Size

One Size

Approx. 19” tall at the highest point by 25” around.

 

Yarn

KT and the Squid: Squid Worsted (100% Merino; 181 yards; worsted weight)

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Color A: 1 skein Squid Worsted in Lotta

Color B: 1 skein Squid Worsted in Bryna

Color C: 1 skein Squid Worsted in Dunja

Hook

I/5.5mm Furls crochet hook (or hook to obtain gauge)

 

Notions

1 Stitch marker (scrap yarn works great!)

 

Notes

This cowl will be worked sideways then seamed at the end.

 

Every even row adds 1 st to the total count.

 

Gauge 

15 sc by 20 rows = 4” square blocked

 

Abbreviations

Ch = chain

St(s) = stitch(es)

Sc = single crochet

Ssc = spike single crochet

Rs = right side

 

Special Stitches

Spike Single Crochet (Ssc): Insert your hook into the stitch 2 rows below, pull up a loop, yarn over pull through all loops on hook.

 

Stripe Pattern: Work *(2 rows of color A, 2 rows of color B) 4 times, ( 2 rows color C, 2 rows color B) 3 times, (2 rows color C, 2 rows color A) 3 times, 2 rows color C; repeat from *
To change color work to the last step of the last stitch in the current color, pull up a loop with the new color to complete the stitch. Carry your yarn up the side of the cowl (do not fasten off to change color). Don’t worry about this looking too tidy as it will be covered with trim sts at the end.

Instructions

With Color A ch 32.

*Remember to follow the stripe pattern

Row 1 (rs): Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and every ch across. (31)

Place a st marker on st #2 of row 1, move the st marker up to the corresponding st after you complete each row (the st between the increases of every even row).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, skip the next st, sc in each st until 1 st remains before the marked st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the marked st, 2 sc in the last st. (32)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (32)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, skip the next st, sc in each st until 1 st remains before the marked st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the marked st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the last. (33)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st 3 sts, *Ssc in the next, sc in the next 3; repeat from * across until 2 sts remain, Ssc in the next, sc in the last. (33)

Row 6 (every even row from now on): Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, skip the next st, sc in each st until 1 st remains before the marked st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the marked st, 2 sc in the next , sc in each remaining st. (34)

Row 7: Repeat row 3. (34)

Row 8: Repeat row 6. (35)

Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, *Ssc in the next, sc in the next 3; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, Ssc in the next, sc in the last. (35)

Rows 10-12: Repeat rows 6-8. (37)

Row 13: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st 3 sts, Ssc in the next, *sc in the next 3, Ssc in the next; repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in the last. (37)

Rows 14-16: Repeat rows 6-8. (39)

Row 17: Repeat row 3. (39)

Row 18: Repeat row 6. (40)

Row 19: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st 3 sts, *Ssc in the next, sc in the next 3; repeat from * across until 1 st remains, Ssc in the last. (40)

Rows 20-22: Repeat rows 6-8. (42)

Row 23: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, *Ssc in the next, sc in the next 3; repeat from * until 1 st remains, Ssc in the last. (42)

Rows 24-26: Repeat rows 6-8. (44)

Row 27: Repeat row 19. (44)

Rows 28-32: Repeat rows 14-18. (47)

Row 33: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st 3sts, *Ssc in the next, sc in the next 3; repeat from * across. (47)

Rows 34-36: Repeat rows 6-8. (49)

Row 37: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, *Ssc in the next, sc in the next 3; repeat from * across. (49)

Rows 38-40: Repeat rows 6-8. (51)

Row 41: Repeat row 33. (51)

Rows 42-46: Repeat rows 14-18. (54)

Row 47: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st 3 sts, *Ssc in the next, sc in the next 3; repeat from * until 3 sts remain, Ssc in the next, sc in the last 2. (54)

Rows 48-50: Repeat rows 6-8. (56)

Row 51: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, *Ssc in the next, sc in the next 3; repeat from * until 3 sts remain, Ssc in the next, sc in the last 2. (56)

Rows 52-54: Repeat rows 6-8. (58)

Row 55: Repeat row 47. (58)

Rows 56-60: Repeat rows 14-18. (61)

Row 61: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st 3 sts, *Ssc in the next, sc in the next 3; repeat from * across until 2 sts remain, Ssc in the next, sc in the last. (61)

 

Repeat rows 6-44.

 

Every even row will add 1 st. You will end on row 100 with 81 sts.

Do not fasten off color A, fasten off color B and C.

Bottom Trim

Pick up color A, ch 1, evenly sc down the side of the cowl working 5 sc for every 6 rows.

Do not fasten off.

 

Seam
With the wrong side facing out slip st the first 31 sts of the last row (start 1 st after the st marker) to the 31 chains of the foundation chain. 

Do not fasten off.

 

Top Trim

Ch1, evenly sc around the top of the cowl, join with a slip st to the 1st st.

 

Fasten off, block as desired, weave in ends.