I found this beautiful chunky yarn on sale at Michaels craft store and I couldn't resist so I bought three balls. Considering I have a slight addiction for the colour purple it was like winning the jack pot in the yarn world.
You may remember my first crochet scarf project which was a pattern that I found online which I made slight adjustments to. Knowing that I can follow patterns I wanted to try my hand at coming up with my own instructions.
What I came up with is a very easy pattern and all you need to know is how to do a chain and double crochet.
Yarn weight 5, bulky or chunky. The yarn calls for a 8mm crochet hook but I only at a 9mm on hand. It turned out great and because of the bulk of the yarn you cant tell the difference.
Crochet Cowel Pattern
Row 1: dc from third chain from the hook, dc in every chain till the end. Chain 2 and turn.
Row 2: dc in the next 4 dc, ch one, miss one and dc in next dc. Ch one, miss one and dc in next dc. dc in the next 15 dc. ch one, miss one and dc in next dc. ch one, miss one and dc in next dc. dc till the end. chain 2 and turn.
Row 3: dc in the next two dc. *Ch one, miss one and dc in next dc. repeat from* 3 more times. Dc in next 11 dc. Repeat from * 4 times. dc till the end. chain 2 and turn.
Repeat rows as follows. R3, R2, R2, R3, R3, R2 R2, Etc. You want to end on row 2. The very last row you do will be all double crochets just like row one. Tie off and weave in end.
I ended up with 38 rows but you could make it as long as you like.
The first and last row are solid double crochets because I wanted to overlap the rows and attach these ends with buttons. I used a total of 6 black button that I applied with some left over yarn.
Word of the day: Denier
The weight in grams of 9000 meters of fiber. Lower numbers represent finer yarn whereas higher numbers represent a thicker yarn.