Herringbone Buttoned Cowl
This Blush Herringbone Cowl is a wonderfully comfortable cowl that closes up with buttons to be styled to your desire. The yarn used makes this cowl soft and squishy and sits fairly close to your neck for style, warmth and comfort.
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- Yarn – Lion Brand Wool Ease, #4 worsted weight, 197 yards per skein, 2 skeins used.
- Colors used: CA – Fisherman; CB – Rose Heather
- Hook – I/5.5 mm Furls Odyssey (affiliate link)
- Notions – needle for weaving in ends; scissors
- 6 buttons, size 1 1/8”
Finished size: 24 ¾” L x 11 ¾” W
14 Hhdc stitches = 4”; 13 Hhdc rows = 4”
Ch – chain; st(s) – stitch(es); sk – skip; sc – single crochet; hdc – half double crochet; Hhdc – herringbone half double crochet; Fhdc – foundation half double crochet; CA – color A; CB – color B; RS – right side
Herringbone half double crochet (Hhdc) – YO, insert hook into st, pull up yarn, (3 loops on hook), pull yarn through first loop (2 loops on hook), YO, pull yarn through the 2 remaining loops. See Moogly blog tutorial here: http://www.mooglyblog.com/herringbone-half-double-crochet/
Foundtion Half Double Crochet (Fhdc) – ch2, yo, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull loop through first loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull loop through all 3 loops on hook, 1 Fhdc made. See Moogly blog tutorial here: http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-half-double-crochet/
Easy to intermediate
- This cowl is worked in the rows/flat. Buttonholes will be created after the cowl is complete.
- Ch1 and Ch2 do not equal stitches.
- Beginning at row 4, change colors every 2 rows, at the last st.
- You can make your cowl shorter or taller by taking away or adding more rows. However, keep in mind that you will have to make adjustments for the buttonholes; Instructions for that has NOT been provided.
- You can also make your cowl longer or smaller by increasing or decreasing the number of stitches in each row. Doing so should not affect buttonhole placement
Row 1: Fhdc 70 with CA.
Row 2: With CB, ch2, 1 hdc in same st, 1 Hhdc in each st across, turn. <1 hdc; 69 Hhdc> Mark this row as the RS of the cowl.
Row 3: repeat row 2, turn.
Rows 4 – 35: Repeat row 2, alternating between CA & CB every 2 rows.
Row 36: With CA, ch2, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each st across, <70 hdc>
Do not fasten off.
Finishing and buttonholes:
Row 37: With CA, evenly place a sc down one side (left), across the bottom, and up the other side (right). Take care to place 54 sc down each of the both sides; I placed about 2 sc in each side st. Join with a sl st to the top of the hdc of row 36, turn.
Row 38: Ch1, 1 sc in the same st, 1 sc in the next 53 sts, turn. <54 sc>
Row 39: Ch1, 1 sc in the same st and in the next st, [ch4, sk3 sts, 1 sc in the next 6 sts] 5x, ch4, sk3 sts, 1 sc in the next 4 sts, turn. 6 buttonholes created
Row 40: ch1, 1 sc in the same st and in ea st across, placing 4 sc in the ch-4 sp. <60 sc>
Row 41: ch1, 1 sc in the same st and in ea st across. <60 sc>
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach buttons to the left of the RS of the cowl corresponding with the buttonholes.