Julia’s Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

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This extra plush cowl is a free crochet pattern!

Hopefully no spoilers ahead, but you might want to read the book first just to be safe!

The Myth of Arden isn’t really about fashion, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some items you would love to get your hands on.There is no way to know exactly what Julia’s cowl looked like, but below is apattern inspired by the description!

The cowl is basically a chunky infinity scarf: perfect for those cold Arden nights!
This pattern would work with different yarn weights but you might have to adjust the number of rows.

This is my first pattern, so if you find any mistakes feel free to leave a comment below to let me know!

Supplies:

  • Yarn: ~600 yards Medium Weight Yarn (I used Bernat Super Value 100% Acrylic in color Oatmeal)
  • Needle: Size H/8 or whatever you need for gauge
  • Size #16 yarn needles (to weave in ends)

Gauge:

Not terribly important but about 10 stitches/5 inches. Final piece measures about 65 inches around by 12 inches long. Since it is an infinity scarf, to test the gauge put the initial loop of chains around your neck and make sure you can loop it around about twice comfortably.

Notes:

  • Bottom half is worked in the round where at the top is worked in rows.
  • Turning chains count as stitches.
  • Have fun!

Stitches used:

  • Ch: Chain (Insert hook, Yarn over and pull loop through one loop on hook)
  • Dc: Double crochet (Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull loop through first loop, then yarn over again and pull loop through two loops on hook)
  • Hdc: Half double crochet (Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull loop through three loops on hook)
  • Sc: Single crochet (Insert hook, yarn over and pull loop through, yarn over and pull loop through both loops on hook)
  • Sk: Skip (skip over stitch below)
  • Shell A (5 Dc into same chain space)
  • Shell B (1 Dc, 2 Ch, 1 Dc all in same chain space)

Directions:

Row 1: Chain 312 (or any combination of 10n + 2 to achieve gauge).

Row 2: Starting in third loop from hook, (Hdc, Ch 1, Sk 1). Repeat between () across row. Being careful not to twist the chain, Sl into two Ch turning chain at start of row. Weave loose end into the bottom of the cowl to complete the row. (310)

Row 3-24: Ch 2, (Hdc into chain space below, Ch 1). Repeat between () until cowl measures about 6.5 inches, approximately 21 rows.

Start of Row 3: The two skipped loops in Row 2 count as the first Hdc and Ch of that row. Then, in Row 3 alternate between Hdc and Ch to make the base. Count the Ch 2 at the start of row 3 as a stitch and crochet around until the height you want is achieved. Attach the loose end (seen on the bottom) to the bottom of the starting chain for a smooth finish.
End of Row 24: The next St will be a Sl into the Ch 2 space the crochet hook is pointing to.

Row 25: Sl into next ch space. (Sk ch space, Shell A into next ch space, Sk ch space, Sc into next ch space). Repeat between () around, 38 times. For the last shell, Sk chain space, Shell A, skip chain space and slip stitch into slip stitch of previous row. (39 shells)

Row 25: If the shells cause the fabric to pucker you might need to adjust the gauge of your hook or switch to a different sized stitch (like 5 Hdc or 5 Treble instead of the 5 Dc)
End of Row 25: Sl into the Sl below.

Row 26: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and 2 ch), dc into sl stitch space. Ch 2, (Sc into third dc of Shell A stitch below, Ch 2, Shell B, Ch 2). Repeat between () around, Sl into 5 ch turning chain.

Start of Row 26: Alternate Shell B with Sc along the tops of the Shell A row to make a straight base.
End of Row 26: Sl into the Ch 5 turning chain to complete the first Shell B.

Row 27: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and 2 ch), Dc into same space below. (Shell B into Sc (the one on top of a Shell A), Sk chain next to Sc and Shell B into Ch 2 space of Shell B below). Repeat between () around 37 times. Shell B into Sc, then Sl into initial Ch 5 turning chain.

Start of Row 27: The first Shell B will be a little wonky
End of Row 27: Sl into the turning chain again completes the row.

Row 28-37: Ch 5, Dc into same space below. (Shell B into Ch2 space of Shell B below). Repeat between () for all Shell B of previous row,then Sl into initial Ch 5 turning chain. Total of seven rows should measureabout 4.5 inches, or about 1/3 of the total height of the Cowl.

Row 38: Sk 5 Ch space, (Shell A into Ch 2 space of Shall B below, Sc into Ch 2 space of next Shell B). Repeat between () around 38 times. Shell A into Ch 2 space of final Shell B below, Sl into Sl of previous row. Finish off.

You did it!

Hope you enjoy this free pattern! What other items from the book should I make next? Leave your suggestions and your own creations in the comments below!

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