From: The October 2015 Issue of I Like Crochet
Skill level: Easy
Here’s a crochet accessory that’s practical, but so pretty you’ll wish you could wear it every day of the year. The Basketweave Cowl will keep you warm on chilly autumn days, but it sure isn’t boring. The sculptural stitch pattern turns this useful accessory into a fashion focal point.
And you won’t believe the best part—this pattern is so easy! Even if you’ve never worked the basketweave stitch before, you can totally make this project. To ensure your success with this pattern, we’ve included a free video tutorial that shows you exactly how, step by step.
The basketweave stitch not only showcases a beautiful worsted wool yarn, but the texture feels wonderfully cozy around your neck. What’s more, this pattern allows you to adjust the fullness to your liking: just repeat rounds until you reach your desired width. Make it slim for a loose drape or wider for more scrunch. It’s up to you!
Basketweave Cowl pattern designer Beth Major is an expert in crochet—and in how to keep warm. Born in Canada near northern Michigan and surrounded by the Great Lakes, she now lives in rural Atlantic Canada. Brrr! It’s no coincidence her designs tend toward cool and windy weather wear, usually with a whimsical twist to help take the chill off.
The Basketweave Cowl crochet pattern includes:
- Complete stitch instructions
- List of materials, notions, and hook size
- Special stitches and pattern notes
- Finishing instructions
- Free video tutorial
Once you make this cowl pattern, you’ll want to repeat it in every color. Plus, you’ll have learned and mastered the basketweave stitch, which you can apply to baby blankets, scarves, afghans, hats and more. But start with the Basketweave Cowl, so you can look chic and stay warm whenever the wind blows.
The Basketweave Cowl pattern is included in the October 2015 issue of I Like Crochet. And, when you become a Gold Club Member, you can access this and all the other I Like Crochet patterns from anywhere. That’s right! At home or out and about, you can easily view this crochet cowl pattern on your laptop or tablet – it’s your choice!
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