By Melissa Mall
Model and Photos: Melissa Mall
It’s big, it’s warm, and it’s wooly. This chunky, oversized cowl can be tucked down neatly around your neck, or pulled up to cover your head, ears and face in the event of freezing winds. As an added bonus, it’s made in super bulky yarn with a stitch repeat that’s easily memorized so that you’ll be finished making it before you know it!
Sizes: One size
Finished Size: 26″ circumference x 12″ length
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick [80% Acrylic/20% Wool, 108yds/98m per 6oz/170g skein], color: Black – 1 skein
- P (11.50mm) hook
- Yarn Needle
Gauge: 6 sts/4 rows = 4″ in patt
Rnd 1: Ch 42 (or to desired circumference with a multiple of 3), join with a sl st to form loop. Ch 2. *Dc in each of the next 2 ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch. Repeat from * around, join rnd.
Rnd 2: Ch 2. *Dc in dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc,dc in ch-sp. Repeat from * around; join.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, sk 1 dc. Dc in ch-sp, dc in next dc. *Ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in ch-sp, dc in dc. Repeat from * around; join.
Rnd 4: Ch 2. *Dc in ch-sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc. Repeat from * around; join rnd.
Rnds 5-10: Repeat Rnds 2-4.
Rnd 11: Repeat Rnd 2.
Finish off, weave in ends.
About the Designer
Melissa Mall is an at-home mom with four sons and a new baby girl! They have settled in to a quiet (or “quiet,” if you like) rural life in Missouri and are enjoying doing things like gardening and keeping chickens in the backyard. 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.