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The Sweetheart Cowl – A Free Crochet Pattern

It was just over a year ago that I released my first crochet pattern on Etsy.  This was it!

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With Valentine’s day on my mind I had set out to create a themed cowl, yet one that I could also year throughout the rest of the winter season.  I wanted something simple, yet sweet.

As I played with the yarn (It was my first time using Loops & Threads Impeccable), these sweet little hearts emerged.  I added a hint of green and a lightly textured edge and fell in love.

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Below you’ll find the complete pattern for my Sweetheart Cowl.  The body of the cowl is simply made out of single crochet stitches and the colour changes are marked.

For the pattern you will need 1 ball each of three different colours of Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn, or any yarn of your choice as long as it is worsted weight.  Grab a 5mm crochet hook and you are ready to go!

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Now, I hope your enjoy the pattern below! Happy Crocheting!

Sarah

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Pattern:

Skill Level: Easy

Finished Size: 23 inches circumference, 8 inches tall.

Gauge: 4 sc and 4 rows = 1 inch.

Yarn: Impeccable™ by Loops & Threads™ (%100 acrylic; 277yds/4.5 oz/253 m/127.5 g); Medium weight: #01008 Aran (BC), #01243 Forest (CC1), #01425 Soft Rose (CC2), 1 skein each.

Hook: H/8 (5.0mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

 Notions: Yarn Needle.

Stitches and Abbreviations:
BC – Base Color
CC1 – Contrasting color 1
CC2 – Contrasting color 2
Rpt – Repeat
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half double crochet
Dc – Double crochet
Sc2tog – Single Crochet 2 together
Sl st – Slip stitch
Dc tr cl – Double crochet triple cluster (Yarn over, insert hook to indicated stitch, pull up loop.  Yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook.  Yarn over twice, count back three hdc in previous round (unless otherwise specified) and insert hook from right to left around post of hdc.  Yarn over, pull up loop.  Yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook (twice).  Yarn over, pull through remaining three loops on hook. Dc tr cl made).

 Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is written in American English terms.
  • Pattern is worked in rounds.
  • When alternate color is not in use, carry nonworking color behind and work over unless otherwise stated.
  • Ch 1 at beg of rnd does not count as sc.
  • Ch 2 at beg of rnd does not count as dc.
  • To switch colors, use color for next stitch in the last step of current stitch (i.e. when completing a sc, instead of yarning over with your BC to pull through last 2 loops on hook, drop your BC yarn and pick up your CC, yarn over with CC and pull through last two loops on hook. Before beginning your next stitch in your CC make sure to bring your BC yarn to the backside of your work.

Pattern:

(All steps are in base color (BC) unless otherwise stated)

With MC, ch 90.  Being careful not to twist chain, join with a sl st.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around.  Sl st in first sc to join – 90 sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, hdc in each sc around.  Sl st in first hdc to join – 90 hdc.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in beg hdc, dc in next hdc, dc tr cl (see “Stitches and Abbreviations” above) in next hdc and 1st hdc in prev rnd, *dc in next 2 hdc, dc tr cl in next hdc and 4th hdc of prev rnd; rpt from * around, each time finishing the dc tr cl in the 3rd hdc back in previous round, sl st in first dc to join.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in each st around.  Sl st in first hdc to join – 90 hdc.

Join CC1.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in first 2 hdc, *CC1 sc in the next st, sc in the next 8 hdc; rpt from * around to last 7 hdc, CC1 sc in the next st, sc in the next 6 hdc, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *CC1 sc in the next sc, sc in next sc, CC1 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 6 sc; rpt from * around to last 8 sc, CC1 sc in the next sc, sc in next sc, CC1 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 5 sc, sl st in the first sc to join.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, *CC1 sc in the next st, sc in the next 8 sc; rpt from * around to last 7 sc, CC1 sc in the next st, sc in the next 6 sc, sl st in first sc to join.

Fasten off CC1.  Weave in ends.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in the first sc to join.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in the first sc to join.

Join CC2.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in next 12 sc, *CC2 in the next sc, sc in the next 17 sc; rpt from * around to last 6sc, CC2 in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in the next 10 sc, * sc2tog over next 2 sc, 2 CC2 sc in next sc, 1 CC2 sc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc; rpt from * around to last 8 sc, sc2tog over next 2sc, 2 CC2 sc in next sc, 1 CC2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in the next 9 sc, * sc2tog over next 2sc, 2 CC2 sc in next sc, 1 CC2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in next 12 sc; rpt from * around to last 9 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 2 CC2 sc in next sc, 1 CC2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in next 3 sc, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in the next 8 sc, * sc2tog over next 2 sc, 2 CC2 sc in next sc, 1 CC2 sc in next 5 sc, sc in next 10 sc; rpt from * around to last 10 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 2 CC2 sc in next sc, 1 CC2 sc in next 5 sc, sc in next 2 sc, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in the next 7 sc, * sc2tog over next 2 sc, 2 CC2 sc in next sc, 1 CC2 sc innext 7 sc, sc in next 8 sc; rpt from * around to last 11 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 2 CC2 sc in next sc, 1 CC2 sc in next 7sc, sc in next 1sc, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in the next 6 sc, * sc2tog over next 2 sc, 2 CC2 sc in next sc, 1 CC2 sc in next 9 sc, sc in next 6 sc; rpt from * around to last 12 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 2 CC2 sc in next sc, 1 CC2 sc in next 9 sc, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in the next 7 sc, * CC2 sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 CC2 sc in next 8 sc, 2 CC2 sc in sc, sc in next 7 sc; rpt from * around to last 11 sc, CC2 sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 CC2 sc in next 8 sc, 2 CC2 sc in the next sc, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in the next 7sc, * CC2 sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 CC2 sc in next 8sc, 2 CC2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc; rpt from * around to last 11 sc, CC2 sc2tog over next 2sc, 1 CC2 sc in next 8 sc, 2 CC2 sc in the next sc, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 18: Ch 1, sc in the next 7 sc, * CC2 sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 CC2 sc in next 8 sc, 2 CC2 sc in the next sc, sc in next 7 sc; rpt from * around to last 11 sc, CC2 sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 CC2 sc in next 8 sc, 2 CC2 sc in the next sc, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 19: Ch 1, sc in the next 7sc, * CC2 sc in next 5 sc, sc in next sc, CC2 sc in next 5 sc, sc in next 7 sc; rpt from * around to last 11 sc, CC2 sc in next 5 sc, 1 sc in next sc, 1 CC2 sc in next 5 sc, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc in the next 8 sc, * CC2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in next 3 sc, CC2 sc in next 3 sc, scin next 9 sc; rpt from * around to last 10 sc, CC2 sc in next 3 sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc, 1 CC2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in the next stitch, sl st in first sc to join.

Fasten off CC2.  Weave in ends.

Rnd 21: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in the first sc to join.

Rnd 22: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in the first sc to join.

Join CC1.

Rnd 23: Ch 1, sc in first 4 sc, *CC1 sc in the next st, sc in the next 8 sc; rpt from * around to last 5 sc, CC1 sc in the next st, sc in the next 4 sc, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 24: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, *CC1 sc in the next sc, sc in next sc, CC1 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 6 sc; rpt from * around to last 6 sc, CC1 sc in the next sc, sc in next sc, CC1 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 3 sc, sl st in the first sc to join.

Rnd 25: Ch 1, sc in first 4 sc, *CC1 sc in the next st, sc in the next 8 sc; rpt from * around to last 5 sc, CC1 sc in the next st, sc in the next 4 sc, sl st in first sc to join.

Fasten off CC1.  Weave in ends.

Rnd 26: Ch 1, hdc in each sc around.  Sl st in first hdc to join.

Rnd 27: Ch 2, dc in beg hdc, dc in next hdc, dc tr cl (see “Stitches and Abbreviations” above) in next hdc and 1st hdc in prev rnd, *dc in next 2 hdc, dc tr cl in next hdc and 4th hdc of prev rnd; rpt from * around, each time finishing the dc tr cl in the 3rd hdc back in previous round, sl st in first dc to join.

Rnd 28: Ch 1, hdc in each sc around.  Sl st in first hdc to join.

Rnd 29: Ch 1, sc in each hdc around.  Sl st in first sc to join.  Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

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