We have a long history of knitted cowls here at the Purl Bee, but this is actually our very first crocheted cowl! It's an omission we are happy to finally correct because crochet lends itself so beautifully to pretty stitch patterns and easy tube shapes. Inspired by Joelle's amazing Granny Stripe Blanket, I love the gentle texture of this pattern, like shimmering fish scales or the delicate inside of a sunflower.

The Two-Color Cowl is made especially lovely with Jade Sapphire's 2 Ply Cashmere, a one hundred percent pure Mongolian cashmere delight. Feather light and whisper downy, it makes a seriously cozy cowl. And Jade Sapphire's gorgeous hand dyed colors make up the perfect palette for inspired combinations, from high impact contrasts (like ours!) to gentler tonal shifts, whatever your mood this season! 

The Materials

The Pattern

Gauge

5 1/2 stitches = 1 inch in stitch pattern

6 1/2 stitches = 1 inch in single crochet

Finished Size

22 inches on circumference and 16 1/2 inches long

Begin

With Color A, loosely chain (ch) 121.

Make sure that the chain is not twisted, and join for working in the round by making a slip stitch into the first chain.

Foundation Round: 1 single crochet (sc) into next ch, mark this sc with a removable stitch marker, 1 sc into each ch to end of round. (120 sc)

Round 1: Remove the stitch marker, 1 sc into next stitch, mark this new sc with the stitch marker, 1 sc into each stitch to end of round.

Changing to Color B...

Round 2: Remove the stitch marker, slip stitch into next stitch with Color B, ch 3, 2 dc into same stitch, skip 2 stitches, *3 dc into next stitch, skip 2 stitches, repeat from * to end of round. (40 dc groups of 3)

Round 3: Slip stitch into 3rd ch, slip stitch into next 2 stitches, slip stitch into space between dc groups, ch 3, 2 dc into same space, *3 dc into next space, repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat Round 3 until Color B measures 8 inches, ending with the 4 slip stitches at the beginning of the round.

Use Color A to ch 3 and finish the round.

With Color A, repeat Round 3 until Color A measures 8 inches.

Changing to Color B...

Next Round: With Color B, slip stitch into the 3rd ch, 1 sc into next stitch, mark this sc with a stitch marker, 1 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next space, *skip a stitch, 1 sc into next 2 stitches, 1 sc into next space, repeat from * to end of round. (120 sc)

Next Round: Remove the stitch marker, 1 sc into next stitch, mark this sc with the stitch marker, 1 sc into each stitch to end of round.

Next Round: Remove the stitch marker, slip stitch into next stitch, mark this new stitch with the stitch marker, loosely slip stitch into each stitch to end of round.

Remove the marker and slip stitch into next stitch. Cut the yarn and pull it through.

Weave in your ends and slip on your new cowl for a toasty treat!