Every season, there seems to be one pattern that I am crazy excited about. I try to never put out anything that I’m not proud of, but there’s always one pattern that I think of as the highlight of my season. Last year it was the Rustic Slouch & Infinity Scarf set, and the year before that, the Sandy Cowl. This year, it’s the Shiplap Slouch & Cowl set, hands down!
Made with my favorite yarn, Cascade Longwood Sport, this set combines 3 of my favorite things: 3rd Loop HDC, Herringbone HDC, and fringe.
I actually designed the Shiplap Slouch a couple of months ago while on vacation in South Haven, Michigan:
And after I finished it, I just knew it needed a matching accessory, so I ordered more yarn and made a cowl!
I love me some fringe, but of course, it’s up to you if you want to add it.
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Finished Size: 27″ around x 10.5″ tall (not including fringe)
Hook: H (5.00mm)
Yarn: Approximately 370 yards of Cascade Longwood Sport, a #3 light yarn.
Gauge: 8 rows of 9 HHDC = 2″ square
You’ll also need: Yarn needle, stitch marker
SL ST (slip stitch)
HDC (half double crochet)
HHDC (herringbone half double crochet; see “special stitch” below)
HHDC – Herringbone Half Double Crochet. Here’s how you do it:
HHDC: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch. Yarn over, pull loop through stitch AND through first loop on hook (this is similar to a slip stitch motion). Two loops remain on hook. Yarn over and pull through both loops.
(If you need additional help, Moogly has an excellent video tutorial here. Please note that while her video considers the CH2 at the beginning of rows as a stitch, the pattern below does not.)
(1) This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
(2) Pattern is worked in a continuous, seamless round until the band. Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of rounds and do not join, turn or chain unless instructed to do so.
(3) Since we are working in a seamless round, your ribbing rows will not meet up perfectly in the back. This is unavoidable, and the alternative (joining each round) is much, much more obvious. (Trust me, I tried it.)
(4) Pattern uses regular HDC to set up each ribbing row. The abbreviation is very similar to HHDC, so pay attention!
(5) To find the “3rd loop” (as mentioned in Round 13 and every 4 rows after that), reach over your top loops and insert your hook into the loop just past (below) the top loop that is furthest from you. (Also called the Camel Stitch or RibHDC.)
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To begin: CH120. Join, being careful not to twist the chain. (Briana K has a brilliantly easy tutorial on how to get this right every time – click here to view!)
Round 1: CH1; HHDC in each ST around. (120)
Rounds 2-7: HHDC in each ST around. (120)
Round 8: HDC in each ST around. (120)
Round 9: HHDC in 3rd loop of each ST around. (120)
Round 10: HHDC in each ST around. (120)
Round 11: HHDC in each ST around. (120)
Round 12: HDC in each ST around. (120)
Rounds 13-37: Repeat Rounds 9-12. (120)
Rounds 38-39: HHDC in each ST around. (120)
Round 40: HHDC in each of the first 116 STS (4 STS remain). SC in each of the next 2 STS. SL ST in each of the remaining 2 STS. (120)
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Cut about 100 pieces of 9″ long fringe. Take 4 pieces of fringe at a time and, using your hook, attach them along the bottom of the cowl at every 5 stitches.