If you loved the Pomegranate Cider Cowl, you’ll love this revamped version. Featuring a fresh color and a trendy fridge, the cozy texture of this cowl comes from its three thick braids in a buttery soft yarn. Boho style fringe along the bottom edge paired with rustic buttons completes the look.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 6” wide x 40” long (before joined)
Gauge: 6 rows and 21 sts = 4” [10 cm]
Yarn: Red Heart Amore (100% Polyester; 198 yards [181 meters]/100 grams): #6638 Restful, 3 balls
Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle; three (25 mm) buttons
Front Post Treble Crochet – Yo twice, working on side of project facing, insert hook around post from front to back and then to front again, yo, pull up a lp, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times.
Back Post Treble Crochet – Yo twice, working on side of project on the back of working row, insert hook around post from back to front and then to back again, yo, pull up a lp, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times.
Pattern is worked back and forth in rows as for a scarf and then short ends joined.
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 29 dc.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 3, (sk next 3 sts, FPtr in next 3 sts, working in front of post sts just made, FPtr around 3 skipped sts, FPtr in next 3 sts) 3 times across, dc in turning ch, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, (sk next 3 sts, BPtr around next 3 sts, working behind post sts just made so sts cross on RS of Cowl, BPtr around 3 skipped sts, BPtr in next 3 sts) 3 times across, dc in turning ch, turn.
Rep Rows 2-3 until piece meas 40” long
Last Row: Ch 1, (sc in next 2 sts, sk next st) across, ending with sc in last 2 sts. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends.
Using photos as a guide and with tapestry needle, sew last row to side of first 10 rows of Cowl.
Attach buttons in center of each braid along seam (to help hide seam).
Edging – Optional (This edging not done on updated version)
In the center back, join with sl st along outer edge of cowl with RS facing, work scs around entire outer edge of Cowl, making sure they are evenly spaced. When come to front center point, work (sc, ch 1, sc) in point, join with sl st to first sc of edging. Fasten off.
Cut approximately 100 lengths of yarn that are each 12” long
Tip: Find a hard cover book that is 12” long (or cut a piece of cardboard to this measurement) and wrap yarn around length of book 50 times; Then cut at top and bottom to create the 100 12” lengths
For each piece of fringe: Fold yarn length in half; insert hook into stitch or loop along edge of cowl; Pull folded end (loop) of yarn length through the stitch/loop; Wrap cut ends of yarn length around hook and pull through loop of folded end; Pull cut ends to tighten knot
Repeat all the way around the cowl for the fullness desired; Trim yarn lengths so even.
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