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Barley Stitch Cowl

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Spinrite
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Big Twist™ Yarns Chunky [5 oz/142 g; 195 yds/178 m], 2 balls, Ocean
  • Size U.S. K/10½ crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 4 buttons

    • MEASUREMENTS
    • Approximately 12½" wide x 26½" long.

    • GAUGE 12 sts and 6 rows = 4" in pattern.

    • DIRECTIONS:

    • Notes: Cowl is worked side to side. Ch 38
    • Row 1: [RS]. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 37 sts.
    • Row 2: Ch 3 [counts as first dc here and throughout]. 1 dc in next st. *Ch 1. Spcl over next 3 sc, working first leg in next sc, skip next sc and working 2nd leg in next sc. Ch 1. 1 dc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 7 spcl and 16 dc.
    • Row 3: Ch 3. 1 dc in next st. *Ch 1. Spcl over next 2 ch-1 sps, working first leg in next ch-1 sp and 2nd leg in following ch-1 sp. Ch 1. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
    • Row 4: Ch 3. 1 dc in next st. *Ch 1. 2 dc in top of next spcl [inserting hook in sp just below usual 2 top strands of st]. Ch 1.** Spcl over next 2 ch-1 sps, working first leg in next ch-1 sp and 2nd leg in following ch-1 sp. Rep from * across, ending last rep at **. 1 dc in each of last 2 sts. Turn.
    • Row 5: Ch 3. 1 dc in next st. *Ch 1. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Ch 1.** Spcl over next 2 ch-1 sps, working first leg in next ch-1 sp and 2nd leg in following ch-1 sp. Rep from * across, ending last rep at **. 1 dc in each of last 2 sts. Turn.
    • 6th row: Ch 3. 1 dc in next st. *Ch 1. Spcl over next 2 ch-1 sps, working first leg in next ch-1 sp and 2nd leg in following ch-1 sp. Ch 1.** 2 dc in top of next spcl [inserting hook in sp just below usual 2 top strands of st]. Rep from * across, ending last rep at **. 1 dc in each of last 2 sts. Turn.
    • Row 7: Ch 3. 1 dc in next st. *Ch 1. Spcl over next 2 ch-1 sps, working first leg in next ch-1 sp and 2nd leg in following ch-1 sp. Ch 1.** 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Rep from * across, ending last rep at **. 1 dc in each of last 2 sts. Turn.
    • Rep 4th to 7th rows for pat until work from beg measures approx 27" ending on a 4th or 6th row of pat.
    • Final row: Ch 1. Work 37 sc evenly across. Fasten off.
    • Sew buttons evenly spaced along one edge and use open sps in pat as buttonholes along opposite edge.

    • ABBREVIATIONS
    • Approx = Approximately
    • Beg = Beginning
    • Ch = Chain[s]
    • Dc = Double crochet
    • Pat = Pattern
    • Rep = Repeat
    • Sc = Single crochet
    • Sp[s] = Space[s]
    • St[s] = Stitch[es]
    • Yoh = Yarn over hook
    • Spcl = Split cluster: *[Yoh and draw up a ½" [1 cm] loop] twice in indicated space or stitch for first leg. Rep from * to * in next indicated space or stitch for 2nd leg. Yoh and draw through 8 loops on hook. Yoh and draw through last 2 loops on hook.

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