Thursday 30 November 2017

Harmony Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Namaste friends! 

I am sure many of you are frantically crocheting/knitting/sewing/crafting to get your gifts done in time. So it seemed like the perfect time to share my pattern for the Harmony Cowl.
Harmony cowl free pattern
When two of my favourite crochet stitches blended harmoniously to make this cowl, Harmony seemed like an apt name for it.

Harmony cowl free crochet pattern

I like the Camel stitch as it creates a really elegant stitch with a faux knit look and is wonderful for edges. The moss stitch is dainty and produces a soft, lovely fabric.

Harmony cowl pattern border

The Harmony cowl pattern ticks so many boxes - it is unisex, chainless, seamless, a stash buster and works up in a jiffy. Use as many colours as you like in the body of the cowl. The light brown cowl has four colours and the cream cowl uses three colours in the body. 

Harmony cowl Cream

Now onto the pattern:

For light brown cowl:
100 gms of worsted weight yarn in Main colour - A) light brown
20 gms (approx) of worsted weight yarn in each of the three different colours 
- B) cream, C) salmon and D) peach.

Hook: 5 mm

Finished size of cowl: 36" by 9"
Gauge: 16 sts and 16 rows = 4" in moss stitch
For cream cowl:
70 gms (approx) of DK wt yarn in Main colour - A) cream
20 gms (approx) of DK wt yarn in each of the two different colours
- B) red and C) blue.

Hook: 4.5 mm

Finished size of cowl: 32" by 8"
Gauge: 17 sts and 19 rows = 4" in moss stitch

Stitch abbreviations (In US terms)
Fsc: foundation single crochet
beg: beginning 
ch: chain
sl st; slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
sk: skip
rep: repeat
yo: yarn over
sp: space
Rnd: round

Special stitches:
Fsc: Foundation single crochet
Start with a slipknot, chain 2. Insert hook in second chain from hook, pull up a loop. Yo, draw through 1 loop - “chain” made, Yo, draw through 2 loops on hook - "single crochet" made. (1st Fsc made).  *Insert hook under the 2 loops of the “ch” st of the last st and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. Repeat from * to make the required number of Fsc.
Camel stitch: this stitch is made by working a hdc into the horizontal loop, behind the front and back loops of the stitch. This loop is also called the third loop and can be seen on the wrong side of the fabric.
Moss stitch: On camel stitch round - 
1st round - Ch 2, *sk 1 hdc, sc in next hdc, ch 1, rep from * around. Join with sl st in 1st ch.
2nd round - with new colour, join with sc in any ch-1 sp, ch 1,  *sk 1 sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, rep from around. Join with sl st in 1st sc. 
Rep 2nd round, using a new colour for every round.

The cowl is worked in the round, without turning, which means the right side of the cowl will always be facing you.

Rnd 1: Using main colour A) - keep a long tail and make Fsc 140 (refer Special stitches),      Join with sl st to first sc. 
Use the long tail to join the first "ch" to the last "ch" of the round thus closing the first round.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, pull up the loop to the height of a hdc, make a hdc in the horizontal loop behind the first sc below, work in camel st (or hdc in horizontal loop) around (refer Special stitches), join with sl st into the first chain.

Rnd 3 and 4: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 5: Ch 2, sk 1, sc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st, rep from * around ending with ch 1, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch 2.

Rnd 6: Using colour B) - Join with sc in any ch 1 sp, ch 1, *sk 1 sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * around ending with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 7: Using colour C) - Rep Rnd 6

Rnd 8: Using colour D) - Rep Rnd 6

Rnds 9 to 12: Rep Rnds 5 to 8 maintaining the colour sequence. #

Rnds 13 to 16: Rep Rnds 5 to 8.

Rnds 17 to 20: Rep Rnds 5 to 8.

Rnds 21 to 24: Rep Rnds 5 to 8.

Rnds 25 to 28: Rep Rnds 5 to 8. 
Colours B, C and D will no longer be used so fasten off each colour at the end of the respective round.

Rnd 29: Using colour A) rep Rnd 6.

Rnd 30: Ch 1, pull up the loop to the height of a hdc, *hdc in the horizontal loop behind the first sc below, hdc in back bump of ch, rep from * around, join with sl st into first chain.

Rnds 31 and 32: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 33: Rep Rnd 2, but work the camel st using SC INSTEAD OF HDC
This ensures that the upper edge of the cowl resembles the lower edge of the cowl.
Fasten off. Weave in the ends.

If the thought of weaving in all those yarn ends after each round seems daunting, here's a pic of the wrong side of my cowl.

Harmony cowl wrong side detail

I just carry my yarn up to the next working row. # This means that you end with Only Two ends of each colour to weave in! Great, right? 
If you would like me to show you this method of carrying the yarn up the wrong side in another post just let me know in the comments.

Harmony cowl Beige

I love this cowl and I hope you enjoy crocheting this pattern. I have made this cowl twice but if you find an error, be a dear and please let me know.


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