Mesh Cowl Scarf – FREE Crochet Pattern + Tutorial!

Confession.

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I was almost getting too toasty wearing this scarf during pictures. Dude, I can’t believe it’s already Spring here while the rest of the country seems to be under a foot of snow.

Fuschia Cowl (54 of 64)So, this post is for you guys. :)

edit1-006It only uses one skein of yarn and is pretty speedy for a scarf!

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I am still getting good use out of it here, even though it is mid-50′s everyday. It’s great for those random chilly days and brisk mornings. It adds just the right amount of warmth so I can go sans jacket mid-day.

edit1-005The mesh texture makes it a good winter layer, or great stand alone cold climate Spring scarf….and in fuchsia, I mean Radiant Orchid ;), it’s perfect for 2014. 

Plus I’m offering it as a free pattern!

Fuschia Cowl (36 of 64)Here’s what you’ll need:

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- Worsted weight yarn, size 4, about 200 yards
- 9 MM hook (may be called an N hook, but rely on the metric measurement first)
-yarn needle, for weaving in ends

That’s all! :)

Fuschia Cowl (2 of 64)Stitch Tutorials:

Here are the stitches and techniques you will need to know: (these links will lead you to Aesthetic Nest who has done a tutorial for each technique)

slip knot, chain, double crochet, weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch = chain
dc = double crochet
 

Gauge:

5.5 rows x 5 dc posts (or 13 stitches) = 4 x 4 inch square

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Notes:

*This pattern is crocheted more loosely than my other patterns. Make sure you have a lot of slack in your yarn and use a loose tension. You may decide to use a larger/jumbo hook if you naturally crochet very tightly.

*I call each row a row rather than a round. Even though we will be working in a somewhat circular motion, we are still technically working in rows.

*You may notice that I make my chains shorter than many traditional patterns. This is on purpose. I believe, that if you don’t pull those chains too tight, they will create a prettier more seamless look.

Let’s get started! (Un-interrupted pattern is included again at the end)

edit1chain 102. 

Join the ends of the chain with a slip stitch, so you now have a larger circle. Make sure to NOT twist the yarn  when you join the ends.

edit2To avoid having to weave the tail in later. Pull the tail in with the yarn you are crocheting and crochet it into the next few stitches until it is all worked in.

Row 1 – Ch 4, skip two ch, dc in next ch. *Ch 2, skip 2 ch, dc in next ch.* Repeat pattern between *’s 32 times more times. Ch. 2, slip stitch into the top of the second ch of the 4 chains you made at the start of the row. (34 dc, the first two ch of the ch 4 count as one dc and are included in the total)

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Row 2 - Ch 4, skip two ch, dc in next stitch. *Ch 2, skip 2 ch, dc in next stitch.* Repeat pattern between *’s 32 times more times. Ch. 2, slip stitch into the top of the second ch of the 4 chains you made at the start of the row.  (34 dc)

Rows 3-24: Repeat row 2.

Tie off end and weave it in with a yarn needle.

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Simple as that!

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Now slip it over your head like so…

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haha…my nine year old, Owen took these pictures of me. We both had a good laugh at that picture on the left.  Didn’t he do a good job though?

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I have to be quick, because he gets bored fast. But I’ll definitely be hiring him again! ;)

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Here’s the pattern again, but this time all in one place:

Mesh Cowl Crochet Pattern

(See abbreviations guide, gauge, and special notes above)

ch. 102

Join the ends of the chain with a slip stitch, so you now have a larger circle. Make sure to NOT twist the yarn  when you join the ends.

Row 1 – Ch 4, skip two ch, dc in next ch. *Ch 2, skip 2 ch, dc in next ch.* Repeat pattern between *’s 32 times more times. Ch. 2, slip stitch into the top of the second ch of the 4 chains you made at the start of the row.  (34 dc, the first two ch of the ch 4 count as one dc and are included in the total) * Crochet tail in as you go, to avoid having to weave it in later.

Row 2 - Ch 4, skip two ch, dc in next stitch. *Ch 2, skip 2 ch, dc in next stitch.* Repeat pattern between *’s 32 times more times. Ch. 2, slip stitch into the top of the second ch of the 4 chains you made at the start of the row.  (34 dc)

Rows 3-24: Repeat row 2.

Tie off end and weave it in.

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Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Jared says

    Large fry did an amazing job! He probably doesn’t even need to squat down to get the right angles. Looks like I may be out of a job as your main photographer.

  2. says

    Oh so cute Delia! I wonder if I connect the bottom and put little handles on it if I could use it as a market bag? You know a sort of meshy one? I see people here using them all the time. Hmmmm I wonder if it could bear the weight. I guess there is only one way to find out! Gorgeous as always!

  3. says

    very cute cowl, delia, and i love the photos! he did a great job! i don’t think Em is quite old enough to take my photos yet but I’m looking forward to the day.

    (our daffodils are blooming…don’t tell the east coasters!)

    • says

      It’s kind of a new thing for us. I am hoping he takes interest in the dials and settings eventually.

      Your daffodils are blooming already?? Girl, *I* am jealous. ;)

  4. Rachel says

    Cute! It’s making me consider trying crocheting again…maybe. Haven’t tried in a while, but my washcloth came out looking like an hourglass :)

    • says

      Thanks Rachel! I can totally relate. Those end loops can sometimes be deceiving little things. Maybe a fresh start at it again will prove easier this time? The best way to make sure you are crocheting straight up and down is to count your stitches. Slight veering can happen to the best of us. If I ever think my work is going off course a little, I recount my stitches and pull out my work as needed.

      Feel free to ask questions anytime! :) I’m happy to help if you run into a snag.

  5. Andrea Yizar says

    I pinned the pattern to try later but I’ve inspired to go ahead NOW. Thank you for sharing and for inspiring.

  6. Cindy Bell says

    Thank you love the cowl. If I wanted to make it a little wider how many stitches should I add thanks

    • tammy says

      I would love to know this info as well. I love this scarf and would like to make it in different sizes. I hope we can get an answer. Thanks!

      • says

        Tammy…
        Yes, yes. I didn’t realize I had missed her comment! Sorry about that!

        You just need to increase by increments of three. It seems like it needs to be increased by two or four, but you are skipping two stitches then dc in one, then skip two….does that make sense? I would say every three stitches (or one post) is just less than one inch. This is in keeping with pattern gauge.

        I hope that helps! :)

    • says

      Goodness…I can’t believe I missed your comment Cindy! So sorry. You just need to increase by increments of three. It seems like it needs to be increased by two or four, but you are skipping two stitches then dc in one, then skip two….does that make sense? I would say every three stitches (or one post) is just less than one inch. This is in keeping with pattern gauge.

      Does that answer your question?

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