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Friday, April 27, 2012

Audra Kerchief Cowl



Hello friends!
Here is my April pattern for my "Pattern a Month Challenge!"
I'm pretty excited about this one. It's so simple, works up fast, only uses a small amount of yarn & makes a very versatile kerchief style cowl. It's easy to wear, won't get in your way while you're working or playing & isn't bulky :-)
And for those of you wondering, Audra is Lithuanian for "storm" :-) Have fun making your new cowl!

Audra Kerchief Cowl

Materials: approx. 105m (115yd) DK or 8ply Yarn.
  4.5mm crochet hook
  Tapestry needle for weaving in yarn ends.
  Scissors
Tension/Gauge: 16sts and 8 rows to 10cm (4")

This pattern is written using British/Australian crochet terms. U.S. terms are in parenthesis)
Abbreviations: ch = chain
           st or sts =  stitch or stitches
           sl st = slip stitch
           tr = treble (dc = double crochet)

Pattern:
ch 81, join with a sl st to work in the round, taking care not to twist your stitches.

Rounds 1-5: 3ch (to count as 1tr (dc) here and through out pattern), 1 tr (dc) in each st to end, join with a sl st in 3rd ch at beginning of round.  (You can add more rows here for a taller, bulkier cowl :-)

Row 6: 3ch, 1tr (dc) in each st until there are 3 sts remaining in the round unworked, turn.

Row 7: sl st across to the 4th st from beginning of row, 3ch (to count as 1 tr [dc]), 1tr (dc) in each st until there are 3 sts remaining in the row unworked, turn.

Repeat Row 7 until you have only 3tr (dc) remaining. Fasten off, weave in ends.

NOTE: If you're using wool, this cowl could benefit from blocking, to help make the point of the "steps" more pronounced. If you're not familiar with the technique of blocking do a quick search on youtube, you'll be happy that you did! Blocking is a valuable skill to have as a crocheter or knitter :-)

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.

4 comments:

severien said...

i love it!! thanks so much

Elisabeth Andrée said...

Really very nice! Thanks for sharing the pattern, it is very generous of you!

Simply Incognito said...

Wow! Never knew my name meant "storm"... but I guess it fits.... hubby often calls me a force of nature. Thanks so much, will make this in honor of my mother (who's name was Audra too).

Thanks for posting this pattern!

Audra Virginia

Shara said...

You're welcome Audra! It's such a beautiful name :-)