Convertible Countryside Cowl

Sport weight angora yarn gives this versatile cowl a light and cozy feel. Wear as a  cowl with your favorite light jacket or as a small poncho to cover your shoulders on a breezy day. Leaf-like stitches make this the perfect accessory for the first days of fall.

Skill level: Intermediate

Size: Finished bust size 30/32 (32/34, 36/38)”

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 32/34”. 

Gauge: 15 sts and 9 rows = approximately 4” [10 cm] in Double Crochet

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Ice Yarn Angora Active (75% Acrylic, 25% Angora; 546 yards [500 meters]/ 100 grams): fnt2-33234 Brown Shades (2 (2, 3) balls).

Hook: US size G/6 (4.0mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, removable markers

Special Stitches

dc4tog (double crochet 4 stitches together)

(Yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up lp, yo, draw through 2 lps) 4 times, yo, draw through all lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round from Rnd 1 to Rnd 10. The lacy stitches section is worked in rows.

Pattern

Ch 165 (181,197), sl st in first ch to form ring, taking care not to twist ch.

Rnd 1: Dc in each ch around, sl st in first st to join. (165 (181,197) sts)

Rnds 2-10: Dc in each st around.

Start to work in rows to end.

Row 11: Work 2 dc in first 2 sts, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next 3 sts, ch 3, sk next 3 sts, *3 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 3, sk next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next 3 sts, ch 3, sk next 3 sts; rep from * 9 (10, 11) times across, 3 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 2 dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Rnd 12: Work 2 dc in first 2 sts, ch 1, sk next dc sts and ch-2 sp, 3 dc in next 3 sts, dec dc, ch 5, sk next dc sts and ch-3 sp, *dec dc, 3 dc in next 3 sts, ch 2, sk next dc sts and ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next 3 sts, dec dc, ch 5, sk next dc sts and ch-3 sp; rep from * 9 (10, 11) times across, dec dc, 3 dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk to last 2 sts, 2 dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Rnd 13: Work 2 dc in first 2 sts, sk next dc sts and ch-1 sp, 2 dc in next 2 sts, dec dc, ch 3, sk next dc sts and 2 chs, 2 dc in next ch, ch 3, sk next 2 chs, *dec dc, 2 dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next dc sts and ch-2 sp, 2 dc in next 2 sts, dec dc, ch 3, sk next dc sts and 2 chs, 2 dc in next ch, ch 3, sk next 2 chs; rep from * 9 (10, 11) times across, dec dc, 2 dc in next 2 sts, sk next dc sts and ch-1 sp, sk to last 2 sts, 2 dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Rnd 14: Work 3 dc in first 3 sts, dec dc, ch 3, sk next dc sts and ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next st, ch 1, 3 dc in next st, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, *dec dc, dc in next st, sk next dc sts and ch-1 sp, dc in next st, dec dc, ch 3, sk next dc sts and ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next st, ch 1, 3 dc in next st, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp; rep from * 9 (10, 11) times across, dec dc, sk to last 3 sts, 3 dc in last 3 sts, turn.

Rnd 15: Work 2 dc in first 2 sts, dec dc, ch 3, sk next dc sts and ch-3 sp, 2 dc in next st, 2 dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, sk next ch-1 sp, 2 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, *dc4tog, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, 2 dc in next st, 2 dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, sk next ch-1 sp, 2 dc in next 2 sts,2 dc in next st, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp; rep from * 9 (10, 11) times across, dec dc, sk to last 2 sts, 2 dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Rnd 16: Work 2 dc in first 2 sts, ch 2, sk next dc sts and ch-3 sp, 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next 3 sts, ch 3, sk next ch-2 sp, *3 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 3, sk next (ch-3 sp, 1 st, ch-3 sp), 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next 3 sts, ch 3, sk next ch-2 sp; rep from * 9 (10, 11) times across, 3 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 2, sk next (ch-3 sp,1 st, ch-3 sp), sk to last 2 sts, 2 dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Rnds 17-21: Rep Rnds 12-16 once more.

Rnd 22: Rep Rnd 12.

Rnd 23: Rep Rnd 13.

Rnd 24: Rep Rnd 14.

Rnd 25: Rep Rnd 15.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Drawstring cord

Cut and hold multiple strands of yarn (about 1 meter).

Work a ch to make a thin cord.

Thread around Rnd 1 of Poncho.

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