Charlee

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Charlee is the third of my gray gifting cowls (for now), and I just cannot wait to share it with you. Because of the nature of the stitch I chose, it has a soft drape and it feels almost as if were knitted. Pay careful attention to the instructions because the stitch is worked using the horizontal loop that lay just behind and under the usually two loops you are accustomed to using. The whole whole stitch depends upon you using this little horizontal bar. You can make it wider, if you want it to turn and have the feel of a double knit. Enjoy!

Size- 30" L (in circumference) x 5 1/2 W
Skill- Moderately easy

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Charcoal (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle



With Charcoal and H hook, ch 109.

Row 1- Work 1 hdc in 2rd ch from hook, and in each ch across. Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), turn. (107 sts)
Row 2- Take a careful look at the back of your stitches. There is a small horizontal loop behind and below the usual top loops where stitches are wordinarily worked, this horizontal loop forme as you worked your first row of hdc and it now appars all along the row, at the back of the stitches. Insert your hook in the first of those loops and make 1 hdc as you normally would, rep across. ch 1, turn. (107 sts) Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), turn.
Row 3- 1 hdc in each st across. (107 sts)
Rows 4 to 15- Repeat rows 2 and 3 alternately. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew both ends together and weave in all ends.


Done!




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Charmaine

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I have designed and made three gray cowls for gifts and have decided to share them with you. They have the same characteristics, aside from being gray: they are relatively easy, fast, and good looking. Oh, and I have decided to name them all with a "Ch." This is the second one. Enjoy!

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Grey Heather (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle

Skill- Moderately easy
Size- 30 1/2" L (in circumference) x 6" W


With Grey Heather, ch 108.
Row 1- 2 hdc in third ch from hook, skip 2 ch, *3 hdc in next ch, skip 2 ch, rep from * across. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2- Skip first 2 hdc, insert hook in between the second and the last hdc of the first 3-hdc group (insert the hook in between the two posts, under the horizontal threads above the posts), rep across, 1 hdc in top of turning ch. Ch 2, turn. (35 3-shell clusters plus 1 hdc and 1 ch 2 at either end.)
Rows 3 to 17- Rep row 2. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.


Thread blunt needle with tail you left to sew with. Sew both ends together. Fasten off and weave in all tails.

Done!



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Charsey

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If you are looking for a cowl that you can whip up in a jiffy and will look really pretty when work, this one is for YOU! It is a very easy pattern but it has an interesting texture and the result is quite pretty. Enjoy!

Skill- Moderately easy
Size- One size fits most (32" L in circumference x 6 1/4" W)

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Charcoal (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle



With Charcoal and H hook, ch 107.
Row 1- Skip 1st ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, *1 dc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, rep from * across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each st scross. (106 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in first st, 1 dc in next st, rep across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in each st across. (106 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 5 to 24- Rep rows 3 and 4 alternately. (106 sts) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.



Thread blunt needle with tail you left to sew with. Sew both ends together. Fasten off and weave in all tails.

Done!


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Erin

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Cold weather wear can be so much fun! I love cowls, don't you? They are so easy to make and to wear. You don't have to drag around a large scarf, you just drop it into your purse and you're set to go. If there is a chilly wind or a change in the weather, you're ready to be warm in style! Two different but similar textures hug your neck in warmth. This cowl is then completed in front in a third stitch that adds visual appeal to the whole. You can leave it as is or add a button of your choice.

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Guava (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle
Optional: Decorative button of your choice

Sise- 34" L x 5" W
Skill- Relatively easy

This cowl is not crocheted in the round, it is joined together at the end.



Cowl-
With Guava and H hook, ch 100.
Row 1- 1 sc and 1 dc in second ch from hook, skip 1 ch, *1 sc and 1 dc in next ch, skip next ch, rep from * across, work 1 sc in last ch of row. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- Skip first st, work 1 sc and 1 dc in next st, *skip next st, work 1 sc and 1 dc in next st, rep from * across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 6- Rep row 2. Ch 1, turn.
Change of texture-
Row 7- 1 sc in each stitch across. (99 sc) Ch 1, turn.
New texture-
Row 8- 1 sc in 1st sc, *draw up lop in same sc, yo, draw up loop in next sc, yo and through the 4 loops on hook, 1 sc in next sc, rep from * across. (Loop Pattern made) Ch 2, turn.
Row 9- 1 hdc in each st across. (99 hdc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 10- Rep row 8. Ch 2, turn.
Row 11- 1 hdc in each st across. (99 hdc)
Rows 12 to 14- Alternate rows 8 and 9. Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each st across. DO NOT FASTEN OFF!


Bottom of Cowl- 
Row 1- Working across narrow edge of Cowl, work 18 sc across narrow edge, do NOT ch 1, insert hook into the first st of next side of Cowl and make 1 sc, (Cowl is joined), work 17 more sc across narrow edge of second side of cowl. (36 sc) Ch 2,turn.
Row 2- Working in Front Loops ONLY, make 1 hdc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (36 sts)
Row 3- Working in Back Loops ONLY, make 1 sc in each hdc across. (36 sts)
Rows 4 to 9- Alternate rows 2 and 3, finish with an sc row. DO NOT FASTEN OFF!
Shell Edging- 
Make 5 sc-shell in firt sc of row, *skip 3 sc, 5-sc shell in next sc, rep from * across, to finish row, skip 2 sc, and work 5-sc shell in last sc of row. Fasten off and weave in tails.

You're done!






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Jaydree

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I love simple cowls that are quite versatile to use in colors that go well with almost anything you can put on. Neutral shades do that exceptionally well and this cowl is very easy to make and even easier on the wear. The faux horizontal knit pattern form by the slip stitch technique makes the cowl more flexible, yet it is still thick and cozy. Notice that you can wear it three different ways! Hope you enjoy making it!

Materials-
Red Heart worsted wight yarn Buff Fleck or any color of your choice (1 skein)
Crochet hook sizes L and J
Scissors
Blunt needle

With L crochet hook, ch 61
Work loosely!


Back and Sides of Cowl-
Row 1- Slip st in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1.
Row 2- Insert hok into the first loop of first slip stitch and slip stitch, rep across. Ch 1, turn. (You just completed a row of horizontal slip stitch knit stitch.)
Row 3- With yarn in front, insert the hook from back to front into the back loop of front loop (the one nearest to you) of first st of row, pull up loop, and work a slip stitch with that loop, rep across. (Purl stitch just made.)
This piece will shrink, DO NOT PANIC!
Row 4- Work knit stitch across row. Ch 1, turn.
Row 5- Purl across. Ch 1, turn.
Continue alternating rows 2 and 3 until your piece measures 5" W x 15" L (after naturally shrinking) (Approx. 26 rows, alternating rows 2 and 3.)
Do Not fasten off!



Center of Cowl-
We will now be working across one of the narrow ends of the cowl.
Row 1- Working with hook J, ch 1, skip first st on narrow edge of piece, and insert the hook into next st and pull up a loop, make an sc, *ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st, rep across, make 1 sc in each of last two sts of row. Ch 1, turn. (20 sts)
Row 2- Skip first sc, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, rep across. (21 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, rep across. (21 sts) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 4 to 37- Rep rows 2 and 3. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Thread blunt needle with tail and sew the piece into a tube. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Done!



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Elaina

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I love cowls! They are easy and fast to make, wear comfortably and look great. Elaina fits the bill in all those areas! It would also make a quick and pretty gift for anyone.

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Real Teal (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle
Scissors

Skill- Relatively Easy
Size- 9 1/2" T x 13" W;  26" (Circumference)


With Real Teal and H hook, ch 35.
Row 1- 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. (32 sts) Ch 4, turn.
Row 2- 1 tr in each st across. (32 sts) Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- 1 dc in each st ac ross. (32 sts) Ch 4, turn.
Rows 4 to 27- Alternate rows 2 and 3. (32 sts) DO NOT FASTEN OFF!
Lace-
Row 1- Ch 3 (counts as first st of row), 1 dc in next st, ch 2, skip 4 sts, 4 dc in next st, ch 2, skip 4 sts, 4 dc in next st, ch 2, skip 4 sts, 1 dc in each of next 6 sts, ch 2, skip 4 sts, 4 dc in next st, ch 2, skip 4 sts, 4 dc in next st, ch 2, skip 4 sts, 1 dc in each of last 2 sts. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2- Work 32 hdc across row. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- Rep row 1. Ch 2, turn.
Row 4- Rep row 2. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 5 to 17- Alternate rows 1 and 2. Ch 3, turn.
Row 19- work 32 dc across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew the cowl into a tube.
Thread a blunt needle with the yarn tail and sew both ends together into a tube, weave in the rest of the tail.

You're done!





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Allison

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Easy cowls are a joy to make for yourself, loved ones, friends or for good causes, and Allison is one of those. Feminine, easy, fast to make and not demanding too much yarn. It is a cowl that goes well with the chilly side of the transition days of spring because it is light, yet affords comfort and warmth around your neck when you need it. Enjoy!

Size- 31" (circumference), 14 1/2" L x 6" W.
Skill-  Moderately easy

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Tea Leaf (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle
Scissors


With Tea Leaf and H nook, ch 26.
Row 1- 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in next dc, skip 3 ch, 5 dc in next ch (shell made), skip 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, *skip 2 ch, shell in next ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn (counts as first dc of next row).
Row 2-  1 dc in next dc, 5 dc in third dc of next shell, *1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 5 dc in thrid dc of next shell, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn.



Rows 3 to 45- Rep Row 2. Ch 1, turn.
Row 46- Work 1 sc in each stitch across. (23 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 47 to 55- 1 sc in each sc across. (23 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 56- 1 sc in each sc across. (23 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Thread a blunt needle with the yarn tail and sew the cowl closed. Fasten off and weave ends.

Done!



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