I recently have fallen in Love with Cowls, especially for my young daughter. I think it has to do with no longer worrying if it will come unwrapped or even worse, wrapped to tightly. You simply slip it over the head and its there. Plus they work up so much faster than the long scarfs that you would want to wrap around the neck at least twice to get good coverage; and then you had to tuck it into your coat which is very bulky, never very comfortable, and made zipping up your coat nearly impossible.
Don’t get me wrong I love the long scarves that can be wrapped around your neck and head and look so elegant and warm, but I find that I am constantly messing with it and end up taking it off my head and wearing it just around my neck. I digress.
So I guess we have about discussed why it is I like Cowls.
I recently released the Puff Stitch Cowl pattern
So I decided I should do a Bobble Stitch Cowl. This was my first time doing a Bobble Stitch and was really surprised at how much of a ‘Bobble’ there really was! It is a great texture piece and is really fun!
Worsted yarn of choice – I used Loops and Thread Impeccable Yarn
Hook size J
Embroidery Needle – for weaving in ends
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
Entire pattern is worked using 2 strands of yarn!
If you are not familiar with how to work a Bobble Stitch, Moogly Blog has a great Tutorial! For my Cowl pattern I followed her direction for the stitch, with 2 exceptions
1. I only worked 4 Double Crochet together, and
2. I followed the Puff Stitch Or the Moogly way for how to close off the stitch, simply because of how many loops were on the hook. It is not necessary for you to do the same.
Also I do not join the Chain, but wait and join the first row of SC. For some reason I always manage to twist my Chain and find that connecting it in at the end works just as well without the frustration.
If you have issues joining the Chain and it twisting you can check out THIS tutorial for an alternative way
This cowl can be worked for any size that you want, you simply need to do a Chain in multiples of 6 + 3 until you get the desired length; then continue with row 1.
I worked the SC in the back loop (hump) so that the finished look is the same as for the last row.
- SC in second CH from hook, and across
- CH1, Turn (wrong side facing), SC in first stitch, *SC in next stitch, Bobble Stitch, SC, CH3, Skip the next 3 stitches*, repeat from *to* across, SC in last stitch. Join with SLST in first SC
- CH1, Turn (Bobbles will be facing you), SC in SC, *work 3 SC in CH3 space, SC in SC, SC in top of Bobble Stitch, SC in next SC*, repeat from *to* across, SC in last stitch. Join with SLST in first SC
- CH1, Turn, SC in first SC, *CH3, Skip next 3 stitches, SC in next stitch, Bobble Stitch, SC in next stitch*, repeat from *to* across, SC in last stitch. Join with SLST in first SC
- CH1, Turn, SC in next SC, *SC in next, SC in top of Bobble Stitch, SC in next SC, work 3SC in CH3 space*, work from *to* across, SC in last stitch. Join with SLST in first SC
- Repeat rows 2-5 unit you get your desired height (of course you can end with row 3 if you prefer)
If you like you can work a SLST around the top and bottom of the cowl.
Finish off, tie in ends. Make sure to tie in ends of beginning chain after attaching it to the First SC made on base SC row.
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