Monday, November 26, 2012

Crocheted Cowl Tutorial


A while ago I found this awesome cowl on pinterest - it's sold on Etsy:

NOTE Extended Production Time - New BOSTON HARBOR Scarf  - Warm, soft & stylish scarf with 3 large coconut buttons - Other colors available

Here's the link to the listing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/113933476/note-extended-production-time-new-boston

Well, I love it, but it's a little too spendy for my blood so I decided I'd try to create something similar.  I'm pretty happy with how mine turned out, so I thought I'd share the tutorial in case anyone else wants to try one (it's super easy...a great beginner project for someone that doesn't normally craft but just stumbled upon pinterest - I'm talking to you here, Kim).  If you aren't crafty or don't want to make your own, I highly encourage you to purchase one from Behind My Picket Fence on her Etsy shop....they look so nice!

Ok, so here's my pattern.

Materials:

Two skeins of Wool-Ease yarn - I already had mine but I know they sell it at most craft stores - it's a Lion Brand Yarn
Three large buttons - I found these at JoAnn's for $1.75 each; they're coconut and La Mode brand; 1.5" diameter
Size US P-15/10.00mm crochet hook
Yarn Darner needle to sew the buttons on

I made the cowl by crocheting two strands of yarn together to create an extra chunky weight yarn.  You could also just buy extra chunky weight yarn (but again I just used what I already had laying around).  So crochet using two strands of yarn (use both skeins at once).

Chain 23.  Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each chain across.  Turn.

Row 1: Ch 3, Dc in each Dc across, turn. 

Repeat Row 1 until cowl measures 32" (approximately 28 rows of Dc).

You may want to measure this around your neck to make sure you like the length before you tie off.

Now, add the buttons!  You are going to sew them on one end of your cowl, going up the long side of your cowl.


Sew the buttons on approximately 2", 4.5" and 7.5" from the end of the cowl.  When you wrap your other end around, the buttons should be centered on the short end of the cowl (see picture).


Now that's seriously it.  You just wrap it around your neck and loop the buttons through.  The Dc creates holes that are the perfect size button hole.


Enjoy!

21 comments:

  1. Brilliant! I've looked at that same photo and thought I want this, but I can't afford the price. I'd say the only difference is the original photo seems to have the stitches going lengthwise while you did yours crosswise. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Good call! I didn't notice that until you pointed it out...I'll have to play around with the pattern and try to crochet it the opposite way!

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  2. So thrilled that my Boston Harbor Scarf inspired you! Crochet lovers unite! :) Thank you for the ever so kind words and the link to my shop, too! If anyone would like to purchase, I'd be happy to extend your readers a coupon code for FREE SHIPPING, just tell them to use coupon code JGIRLSHIP at checkout. It will be good until Jan 15, 2013! :)

    Thanks again - crochet on!
    Melody
    BehindMyPicketFence.com

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    1. Melody, would you be willing to share your pattern for the scarf??
      For those of us who can't afford to purchase yours??

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  3. I agree with Sister Walker. The Boston Harbor Scarf is crocheted lengthwise, which makes it "stand up" in front, as opposed to lying flat. Great design, Melody!

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  4. Somebody just contacted me about the coupon code I wrote about. For some reason, it isn't working so I created a new one. Sorry about that - not sure what happened. :) Here's a new one that is working: JGIRLSHIPPING

    :)
    Melody @ BehindMyPicketFence.com

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    1. Hi Melody! Thanks so much for sharing this great coupon code! What a great gift for all of my readers! -Rae

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  5. Looks GREAT! Any chance you could provide knitting instructions for the Boston Harbor Scarf?

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    1. Thanks! I'll have to play around with that! I've got a few other projects in the works but I'll add that to my list! -Rae

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  6. Thank you for your great free pattern. One of my sweet girls loved the Boston Harbor Scarf and wanted me to make it for her. I did the dc lengthwise (perhaps made it too long) but it looks great! You are a sweetheart for sharing!

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    1. Hi Marie could you tell me how long you actually made it, as I would like to try it lengthwise as well. Thanks

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  7. Hi Marie could you tell me how long you actually made it, as I would like to try it lengthwise as well. Thanks

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  9. thanks for posting the pattern! I really like the etsy scarf. it looks like a stiffer yarn than the one used in this pattern. i'm going to try your pattern lengthwise but use a stiffer yarn to see what happens.

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  10. Thank you so much for posting this. I was trying to figure out just exactly how they did it. It's great that you already did it and shared!

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  12. I have a pattern for 2 different button cowls. One of the 2 is pretty close if not the same as the boston harbor scarf. You can purchase the patterns here. https://www.etsy.com/listing/174355112/1-skein-button-scarf-cowl-pattern-2?ref=shop_home_active or buy the scarf already made in my shop.

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  13. I just finished making this cowl with a few changes. I posted about it here: http://www.litgeekstudio.com/2014/02/icepocalypse-cowl.html

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  14. This is the one I want but need it in a knitted pattern. Would you have this?

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