Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dentelle Cowl

Hello friends!
Here is my March pattern, for my Pattern a Month Challenge. This cowl is comfortable and easy to wear, takes no time at all to make, so it's perfect for a last minute gift & only uses a small amount of yarn, so it's a great stash buster :-)
Don't know how to crochet (you really should try and learn, it's awesome!) or don't have the time? You can find the finished piece for sale in my online store HERE

Dentelle Cowl

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Materials: 4.5mm hook
130-160m (140-175yd) 8 ply or DK weight yarn.
Tapestry needles.

Tension/Gauge: Accurate tension or gauge is not essential for this project however the cowl shown in the pictures has 13 "Shells" or pattern repeats and is 56cm (22") in circumference and 16.5cm (6 1/2") tall. Which works out as each pattern repeat (1 shell, plus 2tr) being approx 4.5cm (1 3/4") wide.
ABBREVIATIONS: This pattern is written using British/Australian crochet terms, with U.S. terms listed below in parenthesis.
ch = chain
tr = treble (U.S. dc = Double Crochet)
sp = space
sl st = slip stitch

This cowl is worked in 2 halves, from the foundation chain. See pictures below :-)

Ch 91. Join with a slip stitch to form a ring, taking care not to twist your stitches.

Round 1: 3 ch (counts as 1 tr here and throughout pattern), 1tr in next ch, miss next 2 ch. (3 tr. Ch 1. 3 tr) in next ch (Shell made), miss next 2 ch, *1 tr in each of next 2 ch, miss next 2 ch, Shell in the next ch, miss next 2 ch. Repeat from * to end, join with a sl st in 3rd ch at beginning of round.
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr). 1 tr in next tr, Shell in next ch-1 sp, *1 tr in each of next 2 tr, Shell in next 1 ch sp. Rep from * to end, join with a sl st in 3rd ch at beginning of round.
Repeat Round 2 until you have a total of 6 Rounds.

Now you will be working into the other side of your foundation chain. See pictures below.

Start the 2nd half of your cowl in the ch that is at the base of your very first 3ch at the beginning of Round 1. See picture above. (This just keeps the beginning of your Rounds in the same place as the first half of your cowl :-)
Complete Round 1, followed by Round 2, until you have a total of 6 Rounds on this half of the cowl. (A total of 12 Rounds for your entire cowl :-) Fasten off. Weave in ends. Blocking your work will help bring out the lace detail of your cowl. Blocking generally only works with natural fibres :-)
Yu can make your cowl taller by simply adding more rounds, and you can make your cowl longer (it makes an excellent infinity scarf :-) by beginning with more chain stitches, the pattern works on multiples of 7 :-)
You can find this pattern on Ravelry HERE

Copyright is held by the author (SharaLambethDesigns). Copyright remains that of the author at all times. The pattern is for personal use only. Reproduction of this pattern in anyway (electronic, email, photocopying, transcribing etc) is strictly prohibited, except with the explicit permission of the author. Please do not sell the pattern or the finished product that is made using this pattern without permission of the author, as this is a direct infringement of the copyright laws protecting this pattern. Also please be aware that copyright laws vary from country to country (sometimes even from state to state), I am Australian, in Australia, therefore my patterns are protected by Australian copyright laws. This copyright protection still stands no matter what country the item is made in or who makes it. Thank you!!
If you do want to sell the cowls you make using this pattern at a market, craft fair or in your online store please do ask, as in most cases I will give permission :-)
And please feel free to make as many cowls as you can, to donate to your local charities.


  1. I made this today! Thanks for posting such a simple, quick pattern. It works up beautifully.
    You can see mine here:
    We're heading towards summer where I live but I'll definitely be saving this for later. Thanks again!

  2. Adrianna, your Dentelle cowl looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing and for posting a link so I could see it too :-)
    P.S. Everyone else, you should go and check out Adrianna's blog, it's full of amazing recipes!!

  3. Thank you for a beautiful pattern! I just made it, and you can see it on my blog. I have already started to make your cute bandana one! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

  4. Hi Shara, thanks a lot for this great pattern, I really love it!! Here you can see my cowls:

    Have a nice weekend!

  5. I love this pattern and plan to make several for Christmas presents. Will take pictures when done.


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