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A Sweet Cowl You’ll Love to Make

This innovative stitch pattern is absolutely amazing

From: The October 2017 Issue of I Like Crochet

Skill level: Intermediate

Do you enjoy it when people praise your crochet projects? We hope so, because when you wear the Sugar & Fig Cowl, you’ll be surrounded by admirers. If the innovative stitch pattern doesn’t attract attention, the gorgeous variegated yarn will.

You’ll want to wear this elegant cowl every day throughout the fall. Start in September when temperatures start to dip, pairing it with a light sweater or turtleneck in a solid color to show off the cowl’s beauty. In October, the Sugar & Fig Cowl looks great with a denim jacket or down vest. Double up this cowl in November and wear it with a wool coat or anorak. You’ll keep looking great and staying warm right through Thanksgiving.

The Sugar & Fig Cowl pattern owes its fascinating design to the combination of three stitches: 6 Double Crochet Fan Stitch, 4 Double Crochet Shell V-Stitch, and Tilted Shell Stitch. Designer Andee Graves, who has a strong interest in both mathematics and crafts, put a lot of thought into creating this pattern’s magical design.

And don’t you just love the pattern’s name? The Sugar & Fig Cowl—reflecting the combination of colors—sounds as yummy as it looks!

The pattern starts with a foundation on which the body of the cowl is built. The foundation is worked in short stacked rows that create a scalloped and elastic circle. The body is worked in joined rounds off one side of the stacked row foundation.

The Sugar & Fig Cowl pattern includes:

  • Complete stitch instructions
  • List of materials, notions, and hook size
  • Pattern notes
  • Special stitches and abbreviations

You’ll enjoy making this cowl pattern as much as wearing it—and all the compliments you’ll get, too. Everyone will want one, and the Sugar & Fig Cowl makes a wonderful gift. It fits everyone and looks stunning!
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