Woodland Cowl

By Melissa Mall

Model and Photos: Melissa Mall

Difficulty: Beginner

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.

One response

  1. Love you blog, your webpage and all yout projects There are all wnderful and i tok a few of your fee patters. Thanks for sharing

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