A quick and easy crochet cowl. This pattern is worked in the round using a merino double knit, which creates a soft light fabric. Perfect for pairing with a bulky winter parka.
I'm a huge fan of crochet snoods, I'm not a huge fan of lengthy pattern intros about whimsical autumnal walks.
Let's break it down…
Snoods are great for:
Coats that don't work well with scarfs
Getting that snugly neck feeling without the bulk
Size: Snood when flattened measures 30cm x 30cm, however you can make it as wide and long as you like.
Yarn: Drops Merino Extra Fine - Dark Grey Mix (03) - 50g
Weight: Double Knit
Fibre: 100% wool
Yarn Length: 150 g, 315m
SL ST (slip stitch)
SC (single crochet)
HDC (half double crochet)
SC+HDC (single crochet and a half double crochet in the same stitch)
Note: This pattern is designed in US crochet terminology
Note: You can start this pattern by either chaining your first row or using a HDC or SC no chain foundation row.
115 chains or SC/HDC foundation chain (whichever you prefer)
Join with a SL ST. Be careful not to twist when chaining. This is where the no chain foundation rows come in really handy. You can adjust this to suit any neck with by wrapping it around and checking the length before you join. Remember it will stretch over your head if you're looking for a snug fit.
Start of continuous rounds
Skip the first chain from the hook and SC+HDC in the next stitch, Skip the next stitch and SC+HDC in the next stitch. Repeat all the way around.
I'm not a hug fan of joined rows unless the stitch is too tall to accommodate crocheting in the round or the pattern requires turned rounds.
I found with this one you can quite easily work continuously in the round and creates a slightly different pattern effect to that of turned rounds/rows of the SC+HDC.
Once you've completed the first round continue crocheting around making sure you now put each SC+HDC into the HDC of the round below. You will be able to easily see where this is as the HDC will be a slightly larger stitch and the SC+HDC start to look like sections or little squares.
Depending on which method you used to start your chain will determine which kind of finishing row you create. If you chained, or did a SC foundation row then I would do a final row of SC, if you did a HDC foundation row then I would end with a final round of HDC.
Note: If you think I might have made a mistake in the pattern I'd love to hear from you. Crochet is all about growth and sometimes we make mistakes. If you have any hints, tips or a suggested amend to the pattern please head to my contact page and let me know. I'd love to hear from you.