In my attempt to put out more pattern sets this season, today’s pattern is a match for the previously-released Riverbed Slouch Hat – the Riverbed Cowl!
Just like the matching slouch, this cowl is soooo easy. It uses the same yarns as the hat — Lion Brand’s Tweed Stripes (shown in “Caramel”) and Vanna’s Choice (shown in “Linen”).
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Size: 32″ around x 12″ tall
- K hook (6.50mm) and I hook (5.5mm)
- Yarn needle
- 170 yards of Yarn A: Lion Brand Tweed Stripes (sample shown in Caramel) and 110 yards of Yarn B: Vanna’s Choice in a coordinating color (sample shown in Linen). Tweed Stripes is a Bulky #5 yarn, and Vanna’s Choice is a Worsted/Aran #4 yarn.
- Stitch marker (a bobby pin works great)
With larger hook, 6 rows of 7 HDC & SC (alternate each row) = 2″ square. (Gauge is not crucial in this pattern, as instructions for obtaining the correct final measurements are given throughout the pattern.)
SL ST (slip stitch)
SC (single crochet)
HDC (half double crochet)
BLO (back loop only)
(1) This pattern is written in American Standard terms.
(2) After you create the ribbed band, this pattern is worked in a continuous, seamless round. Do not join, chain or turn until instructed. Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round.
(3) In the pattern for the Slouch Hat, which was released first, the thicker #5 weight yarn was used first and was referred to as “Yarn A”, with the thinner #4 weight yarn being referred to as “Yarn B”. For consistency, I decided to keep those designations in this pattern even though we start with the thinner #4 weight yarn this time. (In case you were wondering why I start with “Yarn B” below.)
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Using smaller hook and Yarn B, CH7.
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH. (6)
Row 2: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 4 STS. SC in last ST. (6)
Rows 3-92 (or until ribbing is about 28″ long): Repeat Row 2. (6)
Fasten off and use your tail to sew the short ends of the ribbing together to form a circle.
Switch to larger hook. Attach Yarn A at the seam of the ribbing and CH1. We will now work in continuous rounds.
Round 1: SC evenly around the entire circle, putting 1SC in each ribbing row. (92)
Round 2: HDC in each ST around. (92)
Round 3: SC in each ST around. (92)
Rounds 4-27 (or until cowl measures about 11″ tall): Repeat Rounds 2 & 3. (92)
Attach Yarn B and switch back to smaller hook.
Rounds 28-31: SC in each ST around. (92)
Round 32: SC in each of the first 90 STS. SL ST in each of the remaining 2 STS. (92)
Fasten off and weave in all ends.