I think we’ve had our last snow of the year.
Of course, I’m in Colorado and you know never know what Springtime in Rockies will look like. We could be under 2 feet of snow next week.
But today is lovely.
As I opened the back patio doors this morning, there was the distinct essence of Spring in the air.
The trees are adorned with miniature green leaf-sprouts and I spotted the tell-tale signs of tulips, disguised as chartuese bunny ears, popping up from beneath the dew soaked mulch.
Ahhhh, I love the sunshine and warming days so much. And today, well, today is the perfect day to swap out the warmth of bulky winter accessories for the feminine and lacy styles of spring – and the Grace Lace Cowl is the prefect addition to any spring wardrobe – and I’m going to tell you how to make it!
Scroll down for the free pattern. If you’d like an ad-free, PDF version to download and print, you can find them for a reduced price on my Etsy shop or Ravelry store.
Grace Lace Cowl Crochet Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
Materials: size “M/N” 9.00 mm crochet hook, approximately 140-160 yards size 4 worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver), scissors, tapestry needle for tucking ends
Sizes: One Size Fits All
Finished measurements: 7” x 14”
Stitches Used: SLST: slip stitch CH: chain DC: double crochet
No matter your skill level, I always suggest that you read through the pattern from beginning to end before beginning your work just to be sure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration in the midst of your project.
Some abbreviations you may need to know
st = stitch
sts = stitches
sk = skip
Cowl is crocheted loosely to create a nice drape to the piece.
The shell motif and the individual DC sts stack directly on top of one another for this pattern, rather than alternating. See last photo.
Stitch Pattern: For shell, working into a single stitch, [2DC, CH1, 2DC], shell created
Gauge: 12 sts x 6 rows = 4” square
With size 9.00 mm hook, loosely CH72 sts
Being careful not to twist the strand, join with a SLST to beginning ch.
RND 1: CH3, (DC, CH1, 2DC) in the same st as beginning ch3, SK the next 2 sts, DC, skip the next 2 sts, [*2DC, CH1, 2DC* in the next st, SK next 2 sts, DC, sk next 2 sts], repeat [ to ] 10 more times for 12 shells total. Join with SLST to top of beginning CH3.
RND 2: SLST in next 2 spaces until your hook is now in the CH1 space (center of shell) from the previous round, CH3, (DC, CH, 2DC) in the same st as beginning CH3, DC in the center of the single DC of the row below, [*2DC, CH2, 2DC* in the center ch1 st of the next shell, DC in the center of the DC of the row below] repeat from [ to ] around. Join with SLST to beginning CH3.
RND 3 – 10: Repeat Rnd 2 – SLST in next 2 spaces until your hook is now in the CH1 space (center of shell) from the previous round, CH3, (DC, CH, 2DC) in the same st as beginning CH3, DC in the center of the single DC of the row below, [*2DC, CH2, 2DC* in the center ch1 st of the next shell, DC in the center of the DC of the row below] repeat [ to ] around. Join with SLST to beginning CH3.
Fasten off and tuck ends.
If you’re looking for a spring cowl in the perfect color to go with your favorite outfit or that little black dress, this is the one for you! Made of a soft, wool-blend yarn, the short cowl will keep you warm both day and night.
This version is can be purchased in any color you like, Made to Order
As always, I designed this cowl with a seller’s mentality. It had to be beautiful, quick to make and have the potential for a good profit margin. As a business owner these things are key to a successful product….oh, and the fact that it might be popular with my target market!
And it has been!
Again, you can use the pattern, above, or purchase a downloadble PDF pattern with photo tutorial from my Etsy shop or Ravelry store.
I hope you enjoy making this treasure and that your customer’s love it. I’ll have some coordinating patterns coming for you soon.
Until then, stay cozy and keep yarning! Pam