Our emotions rise and fall throughout our days in reflection to our external and internal circumstances. Some come and go without much notice, while some leave noticeable ridges affecting the fabric and texture of our consciousness. The inspiration behind this cowl was this ever-present process that is likened to movement of sea waves rolling over each other. The sheen of the yarn resembles the reflection of sun on the surface of the sea. The cowl is made using fine soft cotton yarn that is great for light accessory worn close to skin.
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Chain, single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), treble crochet (tc), Locking Mattress Stitch, blocking.
The final shawl measurements (blocked):
90 x 24 cm (approx. 35.5 x 9.5 in)
Materials and tools
Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Fine (100% Pima Cotton | sport/ baby | 50 g (1.75 oz) = 125 m (136.7 yds), Deep Sea Foam (#3797) 4 skeins
6.5 mm (K-10.5) crochet hook or size to obtain the gauge
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11 sts and 14 rows = 10cm x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) over sc st
11 sts and 8 rows = 10cm x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) over st patt
Single crochet- insert hook into indicated st, yrh, pull up a lp (2 lps on hook), yrh, pull through 2 lps on hook.
Double crochet- yrh, insert hook into indicated st, yrh, pull up a lp (3 lps on hook), [yrh, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice.
Half double crochet- yrh, insert hook into indicated st, yrh, pull up a lp (3 lps on hook), yrh, pull through all 3 lps on hook.
Treble crochet- yrh twice, insert hook into indicated st, yrh, pull up a lp (4 lps on hook), [yrh, pull through 2 lps on hook] three times.
|ch- chain||yrh- yarn round the hook|
|st(s)- stitch(es)||pul- pull up a loop|
|lp(s)- loop(s)||RS- right side|
|sc- single crochet||WS- wrong side|
|hdc- half double crochet||RS- right side|
|dc- double crochet||approx.- approximately|
|tc- treble crochet||rep- repeat|
|BLO-back loop only|
The cowl is crocheted flat.
The pattern uses two strands of yarn at once.
Odd rows create wavy pattern and even rows create texture.
The pattern starts with ch sts and ends with a row of slip sts into the back lp.
The cowl is seamed using the Locking Mattress Stitch.
Beginning ch 4 counts as a 1st st.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first ch from hook, * sc in next ch, hdc in next 2 chs, dc in next 2 chs, tr in next 3 chs, dc in next 2 chs, hdc in next 2 chs, sc in next 2 chs; rep from * to end 6 more times, turn. 99 sts.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, sc into BLO in each st across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st from hook, * sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * to end 6 more times, turn.
Row 4: Rep Row 2, turn.
Row 5: Ch 4 in first st, *tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts; rep from * to end 6 more times.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 7: Rep Row 5.
Row 8: Rep Row 2.
Row 9: Rep Row 3.
Rows 10- 17: Rep Rows 2-9.
Row 18: Rep Row 2.
Row 19: Rep Row 3.
Row 20: Slip stitch into BLO to end of row.
Weave in ends and block to final measurements as in schematic.
Locking Mattress Stitch
- Place the hat RS down with edges aligned side by side. Stitches will be worked through the top lps of each edge.
- Start the seam by inserting the needle from left to right through the first stitches of both panels at the bottom.
- Move one stitch up on the right side, insert the needle from right to left and continue to the first stitch on the left side (the one already worked into).
- Move one stitch up on the left side, insert the needle from left to right and continue to the last stitch worked into on the right side.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 to end.
- Weave in ends.
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