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Basketweave Cowl

Enjoy the crisp autumn weather by staying snug and warm with this beautifully textured cowl. Worked up in a basketweave stitch pattern, this chunky cowl will keep you warm and stylish. If you feel like you need a quick video demonstration of this technique, check out our video tutorial below.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 20 inches circumference, length as desired

Gauge: 15 sts and 12 rows in pattern stitch = 4 inches

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Rowan Pure Wool Worsted (100% superwash wool; 219 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): #106 Rust (1 skein)

Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook

Abbreviations

Fsc (Foundation single crochet): Ch 2, insert hook in second ch from hook and pull up a loop, ch 1, yarn over hook and pull through both loops (sc made), *insert hook in ch just made (below sc) pull up a loop, ch 1, yarn over hook and pull through both loops – sc made*, repeat from* to * for required number.
FPdc: Front post double crochet
BPdc: Back post double crochet

Pattern

Rnd 1: Fsc 72, join to first sc with sl st, being careful not to twist.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each sc around, join with sl st to first dc.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, FPdc around first dc and the ch 3, FPdc around next 2 dc, *BPdc around next 3 dc, FPdc around next 3 dc* Repeat from * to * around to last 3 dc, BPdc around last 3 dc, join with sl st to first FPdc.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, FPdc around first FPdc and the ch 3, FPdc around next 2 FPdc, *BPdc around next 3 BPdc, FPdc around next 3 FPdc* Repeat from * to * around to last 3 BPdc, BPdc around last 3 BPdc, join with sl st to first FPdc.
Rnd 5: Repeat round 4.
Rnd 6: Ch 3, BPdc around first FPdc and the ch 3, BPdc around next 2 FPdc, *FPdc around next 3 BPdc, BPdc around next 3 FPdc* Repeat from * to * around to last 3 BPdc, FPdc around last 3 BPdc, join with sl st to first BPdc.
Rnds 7: Ch 3, BPdc around first BPdc and the ch 3, BPdc around next 2 BPdc, *FPdc around next 3 FPdc, BPdc around next 3 BPdc* Repeat from * to * around to last 3 FPdc, FPdc around last 3 FPdc, join with sl st to first BPdc.
Rnd 8: Repeat round 7.
Rnd 9: Ch 3, FPdc around first BPdc and the ch 3, FPdc around next 2 BPdc, *BPdc around next 3 FPdc, FPdc around next 3 BPdc* Repeat from * to * around to last 3 FPdc, BPdc around last 3 FPdc, join with sl st to first FPdc.
Rnd 10: Repeat round 4.
Rnd 11: Repeat round 4.
Repeats rounds 6-11 until desired length is reached.

Finishing

Loosely sl st in each st around, join with sl st, fasten off and weave in ends.

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