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Summer is almost here, but there is still one cowl you can wear. The Spring Fringe Cowl is designed to be bright, light and colorful. Quick, easy and only one skein of yarn, this cowl is perfect for a beginner crocheter.
What comes first the project idea or the yarn? In this case it was the yarn. Red Heart With Love Stripes in the Sandbar Stripe color way was that skein of yarn that I could not leave the store without. With Love was one of the first premium yarns I ever used and it still is a favorite. It is super soft and works up quickly! The sandbar stripe has three neutral shades of grey, plus white and my favorite color, teal. I had the yarn, now I had to come up with a project for it.
Can you tell I like Teal?
Scarf and cowl season is really short in Phoenix and it makes me sad. The Spring Fringe Cowl is my attempt to prolong the cowl season. The cowl uses a light and airy mesh pattern. It works up quickly and your don’t even have to sew the edges together. I have created a chart to walk you through crocheting the first and last rows together. Add a little fringe on the sides and you have a new favorite accessory.
Spring Fringe Cowl Pattern
Stitches and Abbreviations
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
St(s) – Stitch(es)
Slst- Slip stitch
The width of my cowl ended up being about 9 inches. I wear the cowl folded in half. The length of my cowl is 33 inches in circumference. You could use two skeins and double the number of rows to make this more like and infinity scarf.
The gauge is not super important on this piece. My gauge was 4 chains = 1″. If you want the cowl wider add chains to the foundation chain in multiples of 5. If you want the cowl longer add extra rows. The size cowl I made was just large enough to use one skein of yarn with a little extra fringe left over.
Row 1: SC to 9th CH from the hook, *CH 4, skip 4 CH, SC in next CH* repeat from *to* across ending with a SC in last CH.
Row 2 – 70: CH 7, SC in first CH 4 space, *CH4, SC in next CH 4 space* repeat from *to* across.
Row 71 : CH 2, SC into the first CH 4 space of the first row. *CH 2, SC in the next CH 4 space of the last worked row, CH 2, SC in the next CH 4 space of the first row* repeat from *to* until you reach the last CH 4 space. CH 4, SLST to the first CH of the scarf. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Below is a Crochet Chart to help explain the last row.
Once your ends are weaved in the base of the cowl is complete. To finish the cowl you can add fringe to each loop on the side of the cowl. I cut 280 11 inch pieces of yarn and used two pieces of yarn for each loop. Take two 11 inch pieces of yarn and fold them in half. Weave the looped half through a loop in the side of the cowl and pull the ends of the 11 inch piece through the loop and pull tight. Repeat this for every loop on both sides of the cowl. On my cowl I took the time to match up the fringe colors with the stripes on the cowl. This is totally optional, but I love how it looks.
Let me know how you like this free crochet pattern. If you have any questions leave a comment below and I will try and help the best I can. I hope you decide to make a Spring Fringe Cowl of your own. If you do, I would LOVE to see a photo! If you share it on social media be sure to tag me @windingroadcrochet or #windingroadcrochet.
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