Varley is a unique cowl that highlights striped yarn in an interesting way. The solid yarn breaks up the colors of the striped yarn in textured stitches and alternating rows. Quick to make and easy to wear.
Time: 2 Hour Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 5.5″ tall x 24″ circumference
Gauge: 12 sts and 18 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in pattern
Yarn: Lion Brand Landscapes (100% acrylic; 147 yards [134 meters]\100 grams): #150 Silver (A, 1 ball), #204 Desert Spring (B, 1 ball)
Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Yarn needle
rsc – reverse single crochet
Front post double crochet (fpdc): Yo, insert hook from right to left behind post of designated st, yo, pull up lp, [yo, pull through 2 lps] twice.
Change color: Work with current color to last yo of current st, with new color, complete st.
Join with a sl st unless otherwise indicated.
With A, ch 72, sl st in first ch to form a ring being careful not to twist ch.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc in each bottom bump of ch, change to B, join, turn. (72 sc)
Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, sc around, join, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc around, change to A, join, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, *fpdc around next 2 sc 2 rows below, sk the 2 sc behind fpdc on this row, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * to end, join, turn. (36 fpdc, 36 sc)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each sc and fpdc around, change to B, join, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, *fpdc around next 2 fpdc 2 rows below, sk 2 sc behind fpdc on this row, sc in next 2 sc; rep from *, join, turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each sc and fpdc, change to A, join, turn.
Rows 8-23: Rep Rows 6-7 seven times.
Row 24: Ch 1, rsc in each st to end, join. (76 rsc)
Attach yarn to any st with a sl st. ch 1, rsc in each st to end, join. Fasten off.
Hm, there is not a gauge listed. How to know if size I hook will work? Is one to infer to use the gauge of the ball band? Thank you for the pattern. I looks very pretty!
Hello Karen! I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor