The crochet Iris Cowl uses a light lacy stitch combined with warm fluffy yarn. You will want to add this feminine cowl to your winter wardrobe. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
A Feminine Crochet Cowl Featuring the Iris Stitch
I was so excited to see that Lion Brand had (yet again) release a few new colorways of their Lion Brand Scarfie yarn earlier this season. Needless to say, I had to give a few of them a try! One of the new colors is this gorgeous Pink/Silver combination. The pink in this yarn is so pretty and feminine, I wanted to pair it with a lighter stitch pattern.
The result is my new favorite cowl! Even though this pattern features a lacier stitch, when you are wearing this cowl around your neck, it hugs you like a cloud and will keep you toasty warm. It is even long enough to pull up as a light hood if needed.
Seven Days of Scarfie Pattern Collection #4
This pattern is part of my Seven Days of Scarfie pattern collections. Whether you are new to Seven Days of Scarfie or you have been making along with me every single year; I am so happy you are joining in the fun! Seven Days of Scarfie started on a total whim in 2016, and I have gotten so much positive feedback on the patterns that I just keep going with it every year.
I hope that you love each of these pattern collections as much as I do!
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Yarn Substitutes for Scarfie Yarn
Ever since I started Seven Days of Scarfie, I’ve been asked a lot about yarn that can be substituted when Scarfie isn’t available or wool is an issue. The good news is that you can substitute almost any worsted weight yarn or light Category 5 yarn for this pattern! Since scarves aren’t particularly fitted you don’t even need to worry about gauge. Just add or subtract length as desired if your yarn is a different weight category. If you are looking for yarn similar to Lion Brand Scarfie yarn, check out my list of recommended substitutes here.
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Iris Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern
- Approx. 312 yards of Lion Brand Scarfie Yarn (‘Pink/Silver’ pictured) or a comparable Category ⅘ yarn. (See my yarn substitute recommendations here)
- 9.0mm 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):
- sl st: slip stitch
- sk: skip
- ch: chain
- HDC: half double crochet
- DC: double crochet
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5 sts x 4 rows = 2” square in HDC
- The chain stitches at the beginning of each round do not count as a stitch.
- Increase or decrease the size of your starting chain in increments of 5 if you would like to alter the finished size.
Ch 85, connect last ch to the first ch with a sl st.
Round 1-2: ch 2, HDC around. Join to the first st of the round with a sl st. (85)
Round 3: ch 2, sk 2, (2 DC, ch 1, 2 DC) in the 3rd st of the round, *sk 4, (2 DC, ch 1, 2 DC), repeat from * 15 more times, sk last two sts. Join to the first st of the round with a sl st. (85)
Round 4-23: ch 2, *(2 DC, ch 1, 2 DC) in the ch 1 space from the previous round, repeat from * 16 more times. Join to the first st of the round with a sl st. (85)
Round 24-25: ch 2, HDC around. Join to the first st of the round with a sl st. (85)
Tie off yarn and weave in ends. Block if desired (the sample pictured is NOT blocked).
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