This Autumn Sky Cowl, free crochet pattern, can be worn in two ways, either hanging long or doubled up for bulk and warmth. The lightweight yarn allows it breathe and feel light when worn not causing heaviness. The Autumn Sky Cowl is a Fall accessory you’d want to have when the air gets crisper and cooler. This cowl is a very simple cowl to make once you get the hang of the main, featured stitch.
I’ve been watching a lot of Longmire recently on Netflix, actually, while crocheting this Autumn Sky Cowl. For some reason, I imagine the skies over Wyoming (where the setting of the show is based on the book series) to embody the colors in the Autumn Sky Cowl. From the deep reds when the sun is setting over the mountains to the blues and golden colors of the rising sun. The colors are very pretty and called me when I first saw the Lion Brand Mandala yarn.
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- Yarn – Lion Brand Yarns Mandala in Chimera, #3 light weight, 590 yards, 100% acrylic
- Hook – H/5mm
- Notions – needle to weave in ends
- The cowl is worked from the bottom up.
- Ch1 does not equal a stitch.
- Ch4 equals a dc plus ch1 (the beginning of the first V-st) of the round.
- Always join with a slip stitch.
- Stitch count will be indicated in < > at the end of each round.
- The cowl will slightly curl, this is normal and it’s because of the Kernel sts being used. Once the entire piece is done, it won’t curl.
- Lightly block your color to relax the stitches.
- You can also embellish your cowl with a flower or buttons. I used Cre8tion Crochet’s Spring Crochet Flower to embellish my cowl.
- You can make your cowl taller or shorter by repeating rows 10 – 17.
Round 1: Fsc 150, join.
Round 2: Ch4 (dc plus 1 ch), dc in the same st, sk2 sts, [1 V-St in the next, sk2 sts] 49x, join. <50 V-sts>
Round 3: Ch1, 1 sc in the same st and in ea st around including the ch1 spaces of the V-sts, join, <150 sc>
Round 4: Ch1, 1 sc in the same st, Kernel st in ea still around till one st remains, 1 sc in the last st, join. <2 sc, 148 Kernel sts>
Rounds 5 – 9: Repeat round 4.
Rounds 10 – 11: Repeat rounds 2 & 3.
Rounds 12 – 17: Repeat round 4.
Rounds 18 – 35: Repeat rounds 10 – 17.
Round 36: Ch1, 1 sc in the same st, sk2 sts, Fan in the next st., sk2 sts, [1 sc in the next st, sk2 sts, Fan in the next st, sk2 sts] 24x, join. <25 Fans>
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Move on to the bottom of the cowl (your foundation chain). You will make a Fan edge at the bottom of the cowl.
Attach yarn to the last st of your foundation chain with a slip st. (I say last st because when you move on to the bottom of the cowl, you’re essentially looking at the cowl upside down and working towards the left.) Ch1, 1 sc in the same st, sk2 sts, Fan in the next st., sk2 sts, [1 sc in the next st, sk2 sts, Fan in the next st, sk2 sts] 24x, join. <25 Fans>
Fasten off and weave in these ends.
Optional: Block your cowl to relax the stitches. I used a wet blocking method. While optional, I do recommend it as it straightens the cowl out some more and relaxes the stitches. Add a flower or buttons to embellish your cowl.