Growing up I never liked wearing anything around my neck! Nothing! It was so uncomfortable for me to wear a turtleneck, cowl, or even a scarf. It felt so restricting. Wow, have things changed! lol! I am a person who is cold ALL THE TIME! My husband jokes about how I wear a scarf inside all day because I can never get warm. I do what I gotta do! Right?
My Lenape Cowl is super easy to make. If you can crochet a rectangle, you can make this cowl! It is crocheted using the Twin Cluster stitch. First, you will create the rectangle, and then you will sew up the short sides to form a circle. It’s that easy! It is crocheted using one of my favorite yarns too! Lion Brand Heartland has such a gorgeous drape, and if you have not noticed, they have added new colors as well! Below is a tutorial for the Twin Cluster stitch followed by the pattern for my Lenape Cowl!
TWIN CLUSTER STITCH TUTORIAL
For this tutorial you will need any weight yarn with the corresponding hook size.
Chain in a multiple of 3 + 2
For this tutorial I chained 18+ 2 = 20
Row 1 – sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and each chain across. (19)
Row 2 – Ch.4 turn, skip first sc, *yarn over, insert hook into next sc, yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook* 3 times in the same stitch. Skip next sc, repeat from * to * 3 times in the next sc, yarn over, pull through all 7 loops on hook, chain 2. Repeat this across the row. 1 dc in the ch-1 (turning chain) to end the row.
Row 3 – Ch.1 turn, skip first dc, 1 sc in the ch-1 space, *1sc in the top of the Twin Cluster, 2 sc in the ch-2 space* Repeat from *ending 1 sc in the top of the last Twin Cluster, 1 sc under the chain 4, 1 sc in the 3rd chain of the ch-4. (19)
Repeat rows 2 & 3 respectively.
What your stitch should look like after a few rows.
2 skeins of Lion Brand Heartland Yarn. The color in the photos is Badlands.
5mm crochet hook.
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Twin Cluster (TC) – *Yarn over, insert hook into next sc, yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook* 3 times in same space, skip next sc, repeat *to* 3 times in next sc, yarn over, pull through all seven loops on hook.
Row 1 – sc in the second ch from hook and each remaining ch across. (85)
Row 2 – Ch. 4 turn, sk first sc, *1 TC over the next three sc, ch 2. Repeat * to last three sc, 1 TC over the last three sc, ch.1, 1 dc in ch-1. (28 TC’s)
Row 3 – Ch. 1 turn, sk first dc, 1 sc in ch-1 space, *1 sc in top of TC, 2 sc in ch-2 space* Repeat from * ending 1 sc in top of last TC, 1 sc under the ch-4, 1 sc in the 3rd ch of the ch-4. (85)
Rows 4 thru 21 – Repeat rows 2 & 3 respectively.
What your work will look like after 21 rows
Your rectangle should measure approx. 10.5″ x 21″
Fold your rectangle in half and sew the short sides together.
That’s it! You’re done.