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Crocheted Scarves and Cowls
Using a silk yarn in jewel-like hues, this cowl is just perfect for wrapping around the neck. Warm but light, with splashes of colour in the centre of each square.

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Finished measurement
Approx 17.5cm (7in) deep x 129.5cm (51in) around (when sewn together), approx 131.5cm (52½ in) before seam is joined and after pressing

Each square measures approx 4.5cm (1¾–2in), using a 3.5mm (US size E/4) hook and Fyberspates Scrumptious 4 ply Sport.

approx approximate
ch chain
cont continue
dc double crochet
foll following
htr half treble
rep repeat
RS right side
ss slip stitch
st(s) stitch(es)
tr treble

Posted by Ryland Peters & Small Published See Ryland Peters & Small's 148 projects » © 2021 Nicki Trench / CICO Books · Reproduced with permission. · Crocheted Scarves and Cowls by Nicki Trench, published by CICO Books (£12.99) Photography by Terry Benson © CICO Books
  • Step 1

    Make a total of 112 squares in the foll colours (with MC always used in Rounds 2 and 3):
    23 baby pink
    22 gold
    22 pale green
    23 deep pink
    22 blue

  • Step 2

    Using A, make 4ch, join with ss to form a ring.
    Round 1: 1ch, 12dc in ring, cut A, do not fasten off, join MC with ss in first dc. (12 sts)
    Round 2: Cont with MC, 3ch (counts as fi rst tr), 1tr in same st, 2tr in each st to end, join with ss in top of 3-ch. (24 sts)
    Round 3: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 2tr in same st (first corner), 1htr in next st, 1dc in each of next 3 sts, 1htr in next st. *3tr in next st (second corner), 1htr in next st, 1dc in each of next 3 sts, 1htr in next st; rep from * twice more (four corners), join with ss in top of first 3-ch.
    Fasten off.

    Sew in ends after making each square. When sewing in end of Round 1, sew around the stitches and pull tight to close up the hole in the centre.

  • How to make a cowl. Jewel Cowl - Step 3
    Step 3

    Block and press squares lightly using a damp cloth.

    Set out 112 squares with 28 squares along x 4 squares deep, with the colours evenly spaced and with squares wrong sides facing up.

    With right sides together and MC, join squares in the sets of 4 (112 sets). Join these 112 sets together using MC and in the order set out.

    Block and press lightly on the wrong side.

    With right sides together, join seam. Turn right side out.

  • How to make a cowl. Jewel Cowl - Step 4
    Step 4

    With RS facing, join MC in one stitch to the side the seam. 1ch, 1dc in same st, 1dc in next and each st around top to end. Do not put a dc the seam. Join with a ss into first dc.
    Fasten off.

    Rep for the bottom edge.

    When you are using this yarn, always wind skeins into a ball before crocheting.

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