Campfire Cowl

Herringbone double crochet worked in joined rounds gives this chunky cowl a plush, bias texture that’s both beautiful and warm. The top edge is finished with an openwork round that creates textural contrast. Worked in super bulky yarn with a Q hook, this design can be finished in just a few hours while you sit by the fire.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 18″ high x 36″ circumference

Gauge: 5 sts and 3.5 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in hbdc

Materials

Yarn: Premier Yarns Mega Tweed (97% Acrylic, 3% Viscose; 74 yards [68 meters]/170 grams): 1007-20 tan tweed (3 balls)

Hook: US size Q (16.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Beg ch: Beginning chain

Special Stitch

Herringbone double crochet (hbdc): Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo and draw through st and first lp on hook, yo and draw through first lp on hook, yo and draw through remaining 2 lps on hook. Updated 3/24/2020

Pattern Notes

Cowl is worked in joined rounds from the bottom up.

Ch 2 at beg of rnd counts as first herringbone double crochet (hbdc).

Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as first hbdc, ch 1.

Ch 1 at beg of rnd counts as first sc.

Pattern

Ch 44, join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 2, hdbc in next ch and in each ch around, join with sl st to top of beg ch-2. (44 hbdc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, hbdc in next st and in each st around, join with sl st to top of beg ch-2.

Rnds 3-14: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 15: Ch 3, sk next st, [hbdc in next st, ch 1, sk next st] around, join with sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch-3. (22 hbdc, 22 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in next sp and in each st and sp around, join with sl st in beg ch-1. (44 sc)

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in loose ends.

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Comments
  • Deborah D.

    In order to “(yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) twice,” you’d need to yo twice at the beginning of the herringbone double crochet stitch; otherwise, there are not enough loops. It appears that the cowl is made with the herringbone half double crochet, not a tall stitch, performing the action within the parentheses only once.
    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hi Deborah,
      I’ve just reached out to the designer for her input. Stay tuned! 🙂

      Reply
    • Kathleen B.

      Hi Deborah,
      You’re right—the instructions for the herringbone double crochet stitch as listed in the pattern above are incorrect. Here is the corrected version:

      Herringbone double crochet (hbdc): Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo and draw through st and first lp on hook, yo and draw through first lp on hook, yo and draw through remaining 2 lps on hook.
      Thanks so much for pointing out the error. I apologize for the oversight! Please let me know if you have any other questions.
      Kathleen

      Reply

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