Into Thin Air Cowl

This delicate cowl is light as air. With a mesh body and lace border, it’s crocheted in the round and can be wrapped once or twice around the neck.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished measurements: Circumference – 36 (54)” x Width – 7”

Gauge:  20 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc after blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Light Weight Yarn Silkindian Cotton Viscose (75% cotton, 25% rayon/viscose; 200 yards [188 meters]/100 grams): Turquoise blue, 1 (1) ball

The larger size used almost the entire skein with very little to spare, so it may be a good idea to have slightly more than 200 yards of yarn on hand.

Hook: US size H/8 (5 mm)

Abbreviations

Beg – Beginning

Ch – Chain

Dc – Double crochet

Lp – Loop

Rep – Repeat

Rnd – Round

Sc – Single crochet

Sk – Skip

Sl st – Slip stitch

Pattern Notes

The cowl is worked in the round beginning with a mesh pattern for the body and lace pattern for the border. The height of the cowl may be increased or decreased by working more or less repeats of the mesh pattern.

Pattern

Ch 144 (216), join with sl st to work in the round, taking care not to twist.

Rnd 1: Ch 5, sk 2 sts, *dc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 sts; rep from * to end, sl st in 3rd of beg ch.

Rep Rnd 1 six more times.

Lace border

Rnd 1: Sl st in next sp, ch 3, 4 dc in same sp, ch 2, sc in next sp, (ch 5, sc in next sp) 5 times, *ch 2, 5 dc in next sp, ch 2, sc in next sp, (ch 5, sc in next sp) 5 times; rep from * to end, ch 2, sl st in 3rd of beg ch.

Rnd 2: Ch 4, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 3 times, ch 3, sc in next 5-ch sp, (ch 5, sc in next sp) 4 times, *ch 3, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 4 times, ch 3, sc in next 5-ch sp, (ch 5, sc in next sp) 4 times; rep from * to end, ch 3, sl st in 3rd of beg ch.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next 8 sts, ch 4, sc in next 5-ch sp, (ch 5, sc in next sp) 3 times, *ch 4, dc in next dc, dc in next 8 sts, ch 4, sc in next 5-ch sp, (ch 5, sc in next sp) 3 times; rep from * to end, ch 4, sl st in 3rd of beg ch.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, (ch 1, dc) in each of next 8 dc, ch 4, sc in next 5-ch sp, (ch 5, sc in next sp) twice, *ch 4, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc) in each of next 8 dc, ch 4, sc in next 5-ch sp, (ch 5, sc in next sp) twice; rep to end, join with sl st to 3rd of beg ch.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in each of next 16 sts, ch 4, sc in next 5-ch sp, ch 5, sc in next sp, *ch 4, dc in next dc, dc in each of next 16 sts, ch 4, sc in next 5-ch sp, ch 5, sc in next sp; rep from * to end, ch 4, sl st in 3rd of beg ch.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook (picot made), dc in next dc, (picot, 1 dc) in each of next 15 dc, ch 4, sc in next 5-ch sp, *ch 4, dc in next dc, (picot, 1 dc) in each of next 16 dc, ch 4, sc in next 5-ch sp; rep from * to end, ch 4, sl st in 3rd of beg ch.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block to finished measurements.yarn ball

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