söndag 21 augusti 2016

Cowl with star stitches - FREE crochet pattern



Yarn: approx 55 meter Merino Magic Bulky from ICE Yarns, contains 30 % merino ull, 70 % acrylic, 100 g=120 m [bulky 5]

Hook: 8 mm

Star stitches are made in back loop only. 

US terms
ch - chain
hdc - half double crochet

chain 26 

Row 1) 
Very first star stitch:
hook through 2:nd chain - yarn over, pull back =2 loops on hook,
hook through 3:rd chain - yarn over, pull back =3 loops on hook,
hook through 4:th chain - yarn over, pull back =4 loops on hook,
hook through 5:th chain - yarn over, pull back =5 loops on hook,
hook through 6:th chain - yarn over, pull back = 6 loops, yarn over, pull through all 6 loops, ch 1. 


lm kedjan = chain
"öga" = "eye"

             
Following start stitches:
1. hook through the "eye" - yarn over, pull back = 2 loops
2. hook through the long stitch under the "eye" - yarn over, pull back = 3 loops
3. hook through the same stitch at the bottom as the previous long stitch was made - yarn over, pull through = 4 loops
4. hook through next chain/stitch - yarn over, pull back = 5 loops
5. hook through next chain/stitch - yarn over, pull back = 6 loops, yarn over, pull through all 6 loops, chain 1.




Continue to pick up loops and make star stitches in the same way, until you reach the end of row. Turn. {11 star stitches}

Row 2) and all even rows:
ch 1, hdc 1 in the very first "eye" near the edge, *hdc 2 in the next "eye"*. Repeat *-* til you´ve made 2 hdc in last "eye", hdc 1 in the stitch to the very end at the edge. Turn.

Row 3) 
ch 2, pick up loops and make star stitches all the way to the end as before = row decreased with 1 star stitch {10 star stitches}

Row 4-17) 
Repeat row 2-3 until you´ve made 3 star stitches. Turn.

Row 18) 
hdc 1, hdc 2 in next 3 "eyes", hdc 1 in last stitch = 8 hdc

Row 19) 
ch 3, make 3 star stitches, turn. 

Row 20-27) 
Repeat row 18-19, 5 times (Here you can adapt the lengh of the part that goes behind the neck - the strap: make fewer repeats for shorter strap or add repeats for longer strap. Just make sure to end with a row of start stitches) 

Row 28) 
ch 1, hdc 1 in 1st "eye", 2 hdc in next 2 "eyes", hdc 1 in last stitch = 6 hdc

Row 29) 
ch 2, make 2 star stitches, turn.

Row 30) 
ch 4 lm, slip stitch 1 in last stitch = buttonhole. 
If you have a larger/smaller button you might need to adjust the amount of chains so if fits your button of choice.

Break yarn and fasten ends. Attach the button and the cowl is finished! :-)

Enjoy!

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