Make a spiked v-stitch crochet cowl with beautiful chainette yarn. Add this pillow soft cowl to your cool weather wardrobe. This pattern is simple enough for beginners and can easily be adjusted in size. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
A V-Stitch Crochet Cowl Made with Blush Yarn
The weather is just starting to cool down here, and that means that I want to start crocheting all the cozy things. I’ve had this LB Collection Chainette yarn in my stash for a while now; knowing that I would want to save it for a fall cowl. The muted pink color is basically a neutral and will go with everything!
Crochet V-Stitch with a Twist
I added a fun and easy twist to the V-stitch to give this cowl just a bit of extra texture while still staying light and airy. The V-stitch spikes down one extra row to overlap a HDC stitch row. The effect almost creates a faux braided look and it’s so pretty!
Need a Wool-Free Substitute?
LB Collection Chainette yarn was a beautiful yarn to use for this project. It is light, soft and airy. And that blush color is to die for! If you are looking for a substitute due to wool allergy or yarn availability - the good news is that basically any yarn can work for this cowl. In some ways, this chainette yarn has similarities to Lion Brand Scarfie yarn. So if you are looking for a wool-free substitute, any of the yarns I talk about in this article would make a good sub to use for this cowl.
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Blush Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern
- Approx. 250 yards of a heavy Category 4 or light Category 5 yarn. The yarn pictured is LB Collection Chainette in ‘Pale Pink’
- J/6.0mm crochet hook - I love Clover Amour
- Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case
- Yarn needle
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- ch: chain
- HDC: half double crochet
- DC: double crochet
- DCV: double crochet v-stitch
- DCSV: Double crochet spike v-stitch
Double Crochet V-Stitch: (DC, ch 1, DC) in the next st space.
Double Crochet Spike V-Stitch: (DC, ch 1, DC) while inserting your hook one row below your next st space.
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How to Crochet the Double Crochet Spike V-Stitch: Right Handed
How to Crochet the Double Crochet Spike V-Stitch: Left Handed
- Width = 8”
- Length (before joining)= 30.5”
- Chain stitches at the beginning of rows do not count as a stitch
- You can easily adjust the length of this cowl by adding or subtracting rows.
- In this pattern, DCSV stitches will always be working into the ch space of the v-stitch two rows prior.
Row 1: HDC in the second ch from the hook and HDC across (23). Turn.
Row 2: ch 2, DC, sk 1, DCV, *sk 2, DCV, repeat from * 5 more times, sk 1, DC in the last st of the row. Turn.
Row 3: ch 1, HDC across. Turn.
Row 4: ch 2, DC, sk 1, DCSV, *sk 2, DCSV, repeat from * 5 more times, DC in the last st of the row. Turn.
Row 5-61: Repeat Row 3 for odd rows and Row 4 for even rows.
Tie off yarn leaving a long tail. Use the tail and a needle to sew Rows 1 and 61 together to form a cowl.
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