Grape, orchid and blueberry tones come together in a fun and unique sideways bobble pattern to make this quirky cowl. Brighten up any winter outfit with this standout piece.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 9” x 48”
Gauge: 5 Bobbles and 6 rows in patt = 4” x 31/2”
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light (50% super fine alpaca, 50% peruvian wool; 144 yards [131 meters]/50 grams): Azure Mix (A, 2 balls), Orchid (B, 1 ball), Concord Grape (C, 1 ball)
Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook
Foundation Half Double Crochet (Fhdc): Yo, insert hook in base ch of prev Fhdc, yo and draw up loop, ch 1, yo, draw through 3 loops on hook.
Sideways Bobble (Bobble): Hdc in designated st, ch 2, working around post of hdc just made work 6-dc cluster.
6-dc Cluster: (Yo, insert hook under post of hdc just made, yo and draw up loop, yo draw through 2 loops) 6 times, yo, draw through 7 loops on hook, ch 1.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 2 (does not count as st), yo, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo and draw up loop, ch 1, yo, draw through 3 loops on hook (first Fhdc made), work 121 additional Fhdc, sl st to top of beg ch 2, turn. (122 Fhdc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), *Bobble in next hdc, sk next hdc, rep from * around, sk next hdc, hdc in last hdc, sl st to top of starting ch 2, turn, change to B. (60 Bobbles and 2 hdc)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, hdc inserting hook underneath next ch 1, *sk Bobble, 2 hdc underneath next ch-1, rep from * around to last ch-1, hdc under last ch-1, hdc in starting ch 2, sl st to top of starting ch 2, turn.
Rnd 4: Rep rnd 2 in color B, change to C.
Rnds 5-6: Rep rnds 3 and 4 in color C. Change to A at end of rnd 6.
Rnds 7-8: Rep rnds 3 and 4 in color A. Change to B at end of rnd 8.
Rnds 9-10: Rep rnds 3 and 4 in color B. Change to C at end of rnd 10.
Rnds 11-12: Rep rnds 3 and 4 in color C. Change to A at end of rnd 12.
Rnds 13-14: Rep rnds 3 and 4 in color A, turn.
Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in each hdc around, sl st to first sc, fasten off.