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Weekend CAL - Stitch Sampler Cowl

Updated: Feb 18

It was a very good day when I found out that I could donate cowls to Chase The Chill Edmonton. "Chase The Chill" is in different provinces in Canada. They usually donate only scarves to people who needed one. People would crochet scarves all year, donate in fall, then some time in November volunteers hang the scarves where they knew that people living in the cold in the winter would see them. Each scarf has a nice note, something like "if you need one take one".


I found out about Chase the Chill a couple of years ago and have been donating to the one in Edmonton Alberta every year since. About 2 years ago they added cowls and hats to the donations. This year they put out just over 800 scarves/cowls/hats. About 4 days later there were only 40 left! Definitely a cause I need to keep crocheting for.


Cowls are so much fun! (and faster than a scarf lol). They are a nice change once in a while. Sometimes I get funky and make one in a bunch of different colors. But this time I decided to make the cowl for the CAL only one color. Still had a bunch of this yarn left after making a baby blanket.



I was about 1/3 done when I decided that I needed to change stitch patterns to make it more interesting.


Heather was one of the testers for this pattern. Here is what she had to say about the pattern and also a photo of her finished cowl:

The Weekend Cowl is a very easy pattern to follow and uses turns at the end of the round to bring out the textures and keep the stitches very upright. The two texture sections were very easy to learn and I was able to watch TV while stitching. The stitches are well explained and the two different textured areas work well together. I really found the extra guidance on which stitch to work the first stitch of the round in the be very helpful. This, combined with the use of an alternate to the starting chain, makes the end/start of each round of the cowl really blend in. The Weekend Cowl pattern would be great lots of different yarns, and I can see making one in a cotton blend for spring, or my Florida winter. My test project was in Lion Brand Low Tide, which is a smaller #4 weight acrylic, and made for a slightly smaller cowl. It's a great fit and fun to wear.




Today (Friday) I will post the Materials list. Tomorrow (Saturday) I will add the first 1/2 of the pattern, then on Sunday I will post the last 1/2. You will have until Wed to finish the cowl and post a photo for a chance to win a pattern of your choice from Malynda's Crafts.

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You can purchase the pattern for $2 here on Ravelry:





 

PATTERN




MATERIALS

  • Bernat Premium (100% Acrylic, 360 yards / 329 meters, 7 oz / 198 g) 1 skein

  • Other Yarn Options: Caron One Pound, Red Heart With Love, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Lion Brand Heartland, Red Heart Roll with It, Red Heart Super Saver, Caron Big Cakes, most #4 weight yarns. 


HOOKS & SUPPLIES

  • Hook US H8 / 5.00 mm

  • Scissors

  • Yarn Needle

  • Measuring Tape

  • Stitch Marker (Optional)

GAUGE

  • 14 stitches = 4”, first 10 rounds = 4”


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

  • One Size: 24” x 10”


PATTERN KEY (US Terms)

  • altch2 = alternate chain 2

  • ch = chain

  • dc = double crochet

  • fsc = foundation single crochet

  • RS = right side

  • sc = single crochet

  • slst = slip stitch

  • sp(s) = space(s)

  • st(s) = stitch(es)

  • WS = wrong side


SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

Written & Photo Tutorial: https://tinyurl.com/v9aatne

 

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

  • Advanced Beginner


PATTERN NOTES

  • - Repeat instructions between the asterisks.

  • Working in the round, join with a slip stitch at the end of each round.

  • Chain spaces do not count as stitches.

  • The chain 1 at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch.

 

Round 1: fsc 83 (or any multiple of 4 + 3), join as per video. (84 sts)

Optional Round 1: ch 84 (or any multiple of 4), join ends, ch 1, sc in the first ch and each ch around. Join. (84 sts)


Round 2 (RS): ch 1, sc in the first st and each st around. Join. (84 sts)


Round 3 (RS): altch2, dc in each remaining st around. Join. (84 sts)


Round 4 (RS): ch 1, sc in the first st and each st around. Join.  (84 sts)


Round 5 (RS): altch2, skip 1 st, Cluster in the next st, skip 1 st, dc in the next st, skip 1 st, Cluster in the next st, skip 1 st around. Join. TURN (21 dc, 21 Cluster)


Round 6 (WS): ch 1, skip the joining st, sc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st around. Join. TURN (42 sts)

NOTE: the sc are in the first and last st of the previous rounds Clusters.


Round 7 (RS): slst into the first ch sp, altch2 in the ch sp, 2 dc in the same ch sp (first cluster), skip 1 st, dc in the next ch sp, skip 1 st,  Cluster in the next ch sp, skip 1 st, dc in the next ch sp, skip 1 st around. Join. TURN (21 dc, 21 Cluster)


Round 8 (WS): ch 1, skip the joining st, sc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in the next st* around, ch 1. Join. TURN (42 sts)

NOTE: the sc are in the first and last st of the previous rounds Clusters.


Round 9 (RS): slst into the first ch sp, altch2 in the ch sp, skip 1 st, Cluster in the next ch sp, skip 1 st,  dc in the next ch sp, skip 1 st, Cluster ch sp, skip 1 st around. Join. TURN (21 dc, 21 Cluster)





Rounds 10 & 11: Repeat Rounds 6 & 7. DO NOT TURN at the end of Round 11.


Round 12: ch 1, sc in the first st and each st around. Join. (84 sts)


Round 13: altch2, dc in each remaining st around. Join. (84 sts)


Round 14: ch 1, sc in the first st and each st around. Join. (84 sts)


Round 15: ch 1, sc in the first st, skip 1 st, Cluster in the next st, skip 1 st, sc in the next st, skip 1 st, Cluster in the next st, skip 1 st around. Join. (21 sc, 21 Cluster)


Round 16: altch2, ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st around. Join. (42 sts)


Round 17: ch 1, sc in the first st, Cluster in the next st, sc in the next st, Cluster in the next st around. Join. (21 sc, 21 Cluster)


Round 18: altch2, ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st around. Join. (42 sts)


Rounds 19 - 22: Repeat Rounds 17 & 18.





Round 23: ch 1, sc in the first st, sc in the next ch sp, sc in the next st, sc in the next ch sp around. Join. (84 sts)


Round 24: altch2, dc in each remaining st around. Join. (84 sts)


Rounds 25 & 26: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join. (84 sts)


Fasten off, weave in ends.


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