The sophisticated texture of this cowl comes from its three thick braids and rich, dark red color. Plus, the row of buttons adds a touch of well-deserved glam.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 6” wide x 34” long (before joined)
Gauge: 6 rows and 21 sts = 4” [10 cm]
Yarn: Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek (100% Low Pill Acrylic; 257 yards [235 meters]/142 grams): 605 Burgundy, 2 balls
Hook: US size H/8 (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 34” 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.
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.