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Free Crochet Pattern: Turquoise Sea Summer Cowl

This is a pretty and lightweight easy cowl to make to dress up spring and summer outfits. It’s also a delicate addition to any seasonal outfit. The colors are gorgeous. It’s a new way to use Red Heart “It’s a Wrap Yarn” using a ball winder to separate the colors. You will be working with 2 strands at all times to create the seamless ombre color changing effect.

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Pattern Instructions: Turquoise Sea Summer Cowl

Materials:

  • 1/3 skein, 300 yards, “1” weight  Red Heart “It’s a Wrap” yarn – “Documentary” colorway  Or approx. 300 yards of fine weight (#1 or #2) in the yarn of your choice.
  • J, 6.00 mm hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Yarn Ball Winder (optional) (https://amzn.to/2O70ylN)
  • Measuring tape

Size and Gauge

Final measurements: One size fits all

  • Neck: 22 inch circumference
  • Height: 8.5 inches.

Gauge 4”x4” square

Approx 2 shells in pattern across

Approx 8 rows of shell pattern

Difficulty Level

Easy:  Projects using yarn with basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping and finishing.

Stiches Used and Abbreviations

CH= chain

SL ST = slip stich

SK ST = skip stitch

HDC = half double crochet

FLHDC = front loop half double crochet

DC = double crochet

ST = stitch

Shell St= shell stitch (see instructions below)

Ch1 SP = chain 1 space

Stitch Guide

Shell Stitch instructions:

Into one stitch: 2DC, ch1, 2DC  [except last row (R16) shell = 5DC]

Important Notes

Be patient if you are new to working with lightweight yarn. The garment will quickly take shape and you will get used to working with this new type of yarn before you know it.

As soon as I have a video tutorial I will update this pattern with the link.

Pattern Chart

Pattern chart is available in the PDF version which you can buy here for $2.99. 

This pattern is worked in the round, except where noted in the pattern instructions below.

Instructions

Start by winding each of the 3 colors into separate “cake-style” balls so you can access both the inside end and the outside ends of the yarn when you are finished. (See images below) This is because you will be working with 2 strands at all times, sometimes from the same color.

You can either use a yarn winder. (Link on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2O70ylN)

Or you can use a toilet paper roll and wind it by hand.

Color A = Aqua      Color B = Medium Blue   Color C = Navy Blue

Begin: (2 strands Color A) – Ch 78 (or multiple of 6 if you want it wider or narrower than 22” circumference)

Join with sl st to form loop.

Row 1 (2 strands Color A) – ch 2 , hdc across working “backwards.” In other words you will turn the work after joining and work from the “inside.” Join with sl st to top of ch2.

 

Row 2  (2 strands Color A) – ch 2, still working “backwards” from the inside of the garment, hdc in front loop (FLHDC) in each st. Join with sl st to top of ch2.

 

Row 3 (2 strands Color A) – ch 2, still working “backwards” from the inside of the circle:

sk next st, [*FLHDC, ch1, sk st*] Repeat [* to *] across.  Join with sl st to top of ch2.

 

Row 4 (2 strands Color A) – ch 3, from now on work “forwards” from the outside of the circle in the round:

[*sk 2 st, (2DC, ch1, 2DC) in next st, Ch1, sk 2 st, DC, Ch1*] Repeat [* to *] across.  Join with sl st to 2nd chain.

 

Row 5  CHANGE YARN (1 strands Color A and 1 strand Color B)

ch 3, [* (2DC, ch1, 2DC) in next ch1 sp of shell, Ch1, DC in DC st, Ch1*] Repeat [* to *] across.  Join with sl st to 2nd ch.

Row 6 (1 strands Color A and 1 strand Color B) – Repeat Row 5

Row 7 (1 strands Color A and 1 strand Color B) – Repeat Row 5

Row 8 CHANGE YARN (2 strands Color B) – Repeat Row 5

Row 9 (2 strands Color B) Repeat Row 5

 

Row 10 (2 strands Color B) – (INCREASE ROW)–

ch 3, [* (2DC, ch1, 2DC) in next ch1 sp of shell, Ch1, DC in DC st, Ch1*] Repeat [* to *] 6 times,

 

(2 shell inc) (2DC, Ch1, 2DC) in between 1st and 2nd DC of 7th shell, Ch1, DC in Ch1 sp, Ch1, (2DC, Ch1, 2DC) in between 3rd and 4th DC of 7th shell, Ch1, DC in DC,

 

[* (2DC, ch1, 2DC) in next ch1 sp of shell, Ch1, DC in DC st, Ch1*] Repeat [* to *] to end. 

Join with sl st to 2nd ch.

 

Row 11 CHANGE YARN (1 strands Color B and 1 strand Color C) – Repeat Row 5

Row 12 (1 strands Color B and 1 strand Color C) – Repeat Row 5

 

Row 13 (1 strands Color B and 1 strand Color C) – (INCREASE ROW – 2 shell increases)–

ch 3, [* (2DC, ch1, 2DC) in next ch1 sp of shell, Ch1, DC in DC st, Ch1*] Repeat [* to *] 6 times,

 

(2 shell inc) (2DC, Ch1, 2DC) in between 1st and 2nd DC of 7th shell, Ch1, DC in Ch1 sp, Ch1, (2DC, Ch1, 2DC) in between 3rd and 4th DC of 7th shell, Ch1, DC in DC,

 

 (2 shell inc) (2DC, Ch1, 2DC) in between 1st and 2nd DC of 8th shell, Ch1, DC in Ch1 sp, Ch1, (2DC, Ch1, 2DC) in between 3rd and 4th DC of 7th shell, Ch1, DC in DC,

 

[* (2DC, ch1, 2DC) in next ch1 sp of shell, Ch1, DC in DC st, Ch1*]

Repeat [* to *] to end. 

Join with sl st to 2nd ch.

 

Row 14 CHANGE YARN (2 strands Color C) – – Repeat Row 5

Row 15 (2 strands Color C) – Repeat Row 5

Row 16 (2 strands Color C) – ch 3, [* (5 DC) in next ch1 sp of shell, SC in DC st*]

Repeat [* to *] across.  Join with sl st to 2nd ch.

Bind off.

Finishing

With yarn needle sew in loose ends.

Enjoy your Turquoise Sea Summer Cowl!

Progress Pictures

Click here to see this Same pattern in “Gumdrop” on Ravelry

Here is a review of the “Gumdrop” yarn by Red Heart Yarn.

Support My Free Patterns

If you like this pattern, perhaps you might consider “buying me a coffee.” Thank you!

You can also support my work by sharing your finished garment on social media with the hashtag:

#LightandJoyDesigns

Or Sharing this pattern on Pinterest, Facebook or your Fav social media.

Thank you!

 

 

 

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  1. Kathy November 5, 2018
    • kriscreations November 7, 2018

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