So it has finally stopped raining here and I’m pretty sure I haven’t seen the sun in about three days! It is always challenging when you are cooped up inside with two little boys who are dying to get outside and play! It’s a rough situation all around! Nonetheless, the sun has finally made its way out of the clouds and I have been very eager to take pictures of my latest pattern….my Pink Lady Cowl!
The pattern for this cowl is incredibly easy! It consists of only one stitch! Yes, only one stitch! It’s called the purl slip stitch. It consists of creating a slip stitch in the front loop for one row, and then creating a slip stitch in the back loop for the next row. You just continue working that pattern alternating in the front and back loop for each row! That’s it! Easy, right? For those of you who need a visual tutorial, there is a great video by New Stitch a Day HERE that will show you in detail how to create the stitch.
The yarn I used for this pattern I bought online at Craftsy. I absolutely LOVE this yarn! It is called Cloudborn Superwash Merino Bulky Yarn. It is so soft. I love the drape it gives as well. The color I chose for the cowl is called Petal. It is a very pale, baby pink.
Note: This yarn comes in hanks. It can be very tricky to unwind yarn from a hank without tangling it. There is a great tutorial HERE showing you how to unwind yarn in a hank.
I really hope you enjoy this pattern!
2 Skeins (hanks) of Cloudborn Superwash Merino Bulky Yarn in Petal. You can also use any comparable yarn!
9mm Crochet hook
Note: I did end of wet blocking my finished cowl. This step is optional. You may notice that when crocheting this pattern the yarn will roll at the top. There is a great tutorial HERE that shows you how to wet block your finished pattern. I used a piece of cardboard, covered it with a pillowcase, and laid my cowl on top after I submerged it in water and rang all the water out. You can also get all the water out by rolling your damp cowl in a towel. I then pinned it down by using push pins. Do not freak out if you see your work stretched after you ring all the water out!!! I promise it will take on the appropriate shape after you pin it and let it dry!! Also, I wet blocked my cowl before I seemed it close!!! So essentially it was only a rectangle when I blocked my piece.
Single crochet (sc)
Back Loop Only (BLO)
Front Loop Only (FLO)
Slip Stitch (ss)
Row 1 – Sc in the second ch from the hook. Sc in the next ch. and each ch. across. (80)
Row 2 – Ch. 1 turn, ss in the BLO of the first stitch and each remaining stitch across. (80)
Row 3 – Ch. 1 turn, ss in the FLO of the first stitch and each remaining stitch across. (80)
For each remaining row – Repeat rows 2 and 3 remembering to alternate between the front loop and back loop after each row. I stopped my rows when I had just enough yarn left of my second skein (hank) to sew up the seem. I left about 24′ to sew up the seem.
I used the mattress stitch to sew up the seem to my cowl. There is a great tutorial from Moogly on how to use this stitch. You could also slip stitch the seem closed. Either way, the seem will be somewhat noticeable. Of course when you are wearing the cowl there is really no way of seeing the seem.
Picture of my seem using the mattress stitch
After you have seemed your cowl closed, bind off and use your tapestry needle to weave in any loose ends!
Enjoy this pattern!