The Crochet Nebula Cowl pattern uses herringbone half double crochet stitches and one-of-a-kind hand-dyed yarn to make a twist accented cowl. This pattern is simple enough for beginners and can easily be adjusted in size. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
Use Hand Dyed Yarn to Make the Crochet Nebula Cowl
This pattern was designed to feature yarn dyed by Montana Crochet, and is the newest addition to my collection of hand-dyed crochet patterns. The colorway I used was ‘Nebula’ which I have specifically been saving for autumn. It blends all of my favorite colors of fall from a deep pumpkin spice to a rich plum; toasted brown to earthy green. I truly don’t think I could have found a more perfect or beautiful blend of fall colors than there is in this yarn.
An Easy Crochet Cowl with a Twist
This quick crochet pattern is super easy, full of texture and even has a fun twist (literally) to add some extra interest. I chose to add faux buttons as an accent to my cowl, but feel free to leave them off if you prefer.
This crochet pattern is written using the herringbone half double crochet stitch. This stitch isn’t hard at all, but if you are a beginner and aren’t quite ready to try it yet (or if you just aren’t feeling the herringbone texture) feel free to use a standard HDC stitch. Just be aware that if you decide to switch, you may need a slightly different amount of yarn.
No Hand-Dyed Yarn in Your Stash?
Now I know that hand-dyed yarn isn’t always the easiest to come by, so definitely feel free to use any yarn you have in your stash for this cowl! BUT if you are just dying (hehehe) to try some hand dyed yarn of your own be sure to check out Montana Crochet to see her stunning collection of yarn.
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Nebula Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern
- Approx. 220 yards of worsted weight yarn. The yarn pictured is hand dyed yarn from Montana Crochet in colorway ‘Nebula’.
- I/5.5mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- 3- ¾” buttons (optional)
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- YO: yarn over
- ch: chain
- HHDC: herringbone half double crochet: YO, insert hook into next st, YO pull through the stitch AND your first loop, YO, pull through remaining two loops on the hook
8 sts x 6 rows = 2” square in HHDC
- Width = 8.5”
- Length (before joining)= 28”
- Chain stitches at the beginning of rows do not count as a stitch
- You can easily adjust the length of this shawl by adding additional rows before Row 49
Row 1: HHDC in the third ch from the hook and in each ch st across. Turn (32)
Row 2-48: ch 2, HHDC in each st across. Turn (32).
Row 49a: ch 2, HHDC in 16 sts (you will not crochet across the entire row). Turn (16).
Row 50a-75a: ch 2, HHDC in each st across. Turn (16).
Tie off yarn and reattach it with a sl st to the last st of row 48 to start Row 49b
Row 49b: ch 2, HHDC in 16 sts (you will meet up with where you started Row 49a). Turn (16).
Row 50b-75b: ch 2, HHDC in each st across. Turn (16).
You have now created two segments of equal length and width. Segment A and B. Without tying off your yarn, cross one segment over the other. Continue to Row 76.
Row 76: ch 2, HHDC in each stitch across; connecting Segment A and B in a crossed position. Turn. (32)
Row 77: ch 2, HHDC in each st across. (32)
Tie off yarn leaving a long (18”+) tail of yarn.
Lay the cowl so that Row 76 and 77 overlap Row 1 and 2. Using the tail of yarn, sew the cowl together in this overlapped position. If desired, add buttons for a faux buttoned effect.
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