By Melissa Mall
Model and Photos: Melissa Mall
I bought the yarn used in this cowl years ago. I love the colors of forests and fall, and this brown, tan, and green colorway seemed like it would quickly turn into something wonderful. There was just one problem: I hated everything I tried to make with it. I swatched and swatched and swatched again, but it seemed that no matter what stitch or pattern I tried, the colors fought with it – and so the yarn got frogged (yet again) and sent to the closet.
When I began looking through my stash for some yarn for this project, one little skein of rewound Wool-Ease in green, brown, and tan fell out of the cupboard. I decided that I might as well try it and I’m glad I did, because I think it’s beautiful.
Size: One Size
Finished Measurements: 22 inches around x 5 inches
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Print [80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; 162yd/146m per 70g/2.5oz skein]; color: Wood; 1 skein
- H/8 (5.00mm size) hook
- Tapestry Needle
Gauge: 7 clusters/13 rows = 4″/10cm in tri st
Special Stitch: Trinity Stitch (tri st)
Draw up a loop in each of the next 3 sts. YO, pull through all four loops, ch 1. To continue, *pull up loop in same st as last loop of previous trinity cluster, pull up a loop in each of the next 2 sts, yo, pull through all four loops, ch 1.* Repeat from * to *, ending round with the third loop of final st pulled up through same st as first leg of the first cluster in round.
Notes: Gauge is not crucial to the execution of this design, and it is simple to modify. Just make sure that the starting chain slips over your head!
Rnd 1: Ch 80; join with a sl st in the first ch made to form a ring. Ch 1. Tri st around; join rnd by making a sl st in first tri st made. (80 sts)
Rnds 2-16 (or desired length): Ch 1; tri st around. Join rnd by making a sl st in first tri st made. (80 sts)
Finishing: To finish, weave in ends with the needle.
About the Designer
Melissa Mall is an at-home mom with four sons seven and under. They are currently residing in Arizona after a three-year stint in Japan and are having a fun time readjusting. You can keep up with their ordinary adventures over at her blog, or take a peek at her crochet patterns and tutorials at Inner Child Crochet.
Pattern & images © Melissa Mall. All rights reserved.