Mallory utilizes a stitch pattern that is a combination of half double, double, and treble crochets between the posts. A row of foundation half double crochet begins the cowl and a row of extended half double crochet ends it, with luxuriously drapey rows of open semi-filet crochet in between. This plush, lightweight cowl hangs around the neck in two loops and works up quickly without being bulky.
Skill Level: Beginner
Size: 7” wide x approx. 68” circumference
Gauge: 7 sts and 6 rows = 4” [10 cm]
Yarn: Bernat Baby Velvet (100% Polyester; 492 yards [450 meters]/300 grams): 6005 Orchid hush (1 ball)
Hook: US size K/10.5 (6.5 mm)
Notions: tapestry needle
Extended hdc: Yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull up a lp, pull through the first lp on hook, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.
Foundation half double crochet (Fhdc): *Ch 3, yo, insert hook in first ch, yo, pull up a lp (3 lps on hook), yo, pull through first lp on hook to create the first ch st (optional: pinch this stitch between the thumb and forefinger of your non-hook hand to hold it open and make it easier to work into; it is the space below the first and 2nd lps on the hook), yo, pull through all 3 lps on the hook to complete the first foundation hdc st, yo, insert hook into the ch st you were pinching to begin the second foundation hdc; rep from * to complete the required number of hdc.
Row 1: Fhdc 124. Alternatively, ch 126 and hdc in 3rd ch from hook and across, sl st to first st to form a circle.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in the top 2 lps of st below, *ch 1, dc in between posts of next st; rep from * around, sl st to ch 2 at beg of row.
Row 3: Ch 2, tr in st below, *ch 1, tr in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, sl st to beg ch 2.
Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in st below, *ch 1, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, sl st to beg ch 2.
Rows 5-10: Rep Rows 2-4 twice.
Rows 11-12: Rep Rows 2-3.
Row 13: Rep Row 2.
Row 14: Ch 1, extended hdc in the st below, *2 extended hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, sl st to beg ch 1.
Weave in ends.