Spring Blooms Bandana Cowl – Free Crochet Pattern

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Spring Blooms Bandana Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern

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It’s spring once again. To me, spring is a symbol of resilience. Winter can be harsh, mean, and sometimes, downright nasty. But no matter what winter has thrown at us, I always see life in the spring. 

Often that first sign of life is the tulip. The ground will still be cold, nearly frozen. There will still be piles of snow in the garden, but the tulips will still make their debut. I admire their resilience, which is why I created this pattern for them. Perhaps one day, I will be as resilient as the tulip. 

Finished Size:

Cowl measures approximately 30” in circumference and 25” long from the neck down to the point. 

Materials:

I used Caron Simply Soft, which is 100% Acrylic, #4 Worsted weight yarn. 

Any yarn of similar weight would work. 

Approximately 420 yds.

6.5mm Hook

Stitch Markers

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Measuring Tape

Gauge:

There will be instructions to measure your project for gauge at two separate points in the pattern.  

Be sure to check your gauge. It will save you time and heartache.

Abbreviations:

Sk = Skip

Sp = Space

St = Stitch

Ss = Slip Stitch

Ch = Chain

Sc = Single Crochet

Hdc = Half Double Crochet

Dc= Double Crochet

Ps =Puff Stitch (See the Tutorial Here)

Fp = Flower Puff Stitch (See the Tutorial Here)

3rd LO = 3rd Loop Only (See the Tutorial Here)

BLO = Back Loop Only

Notes:

Ch1 at the beginning of a row is never considered a stitch. 

Ch1 between sts is always considered a stitch.

I have provided tutorials on the blog for the puff stitch, flower puff stitch, the picot stitch, and working into the 3rd LO.

A puff stitch and a flower puff stitch each count as 2 sts. 

If a row/round begins with “Working into the 3rd LO/BLO” that means the entire row/round is worked in the 3rd LO/BLO. If this instruction is found in the middle of a row/round, it means that you work into the 3rd LO/BLO until instructed otherwise.

 I have added many pictures to help you along the way. 

Spring Blooms Bandana Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern

Instructions

This cowl is constructed by first making a large triangle and joining 2 of the points to make a circle. Then, the neck portion will be worked upwards in the round. 

Lower Cowl

With 6.5mm Hook 

Ch4, ss to 1st ch to form a ring. Work row 1 into this ring. 

1. Ch1, 4hdc, ch2, 4hdc. Turn.  – 8 st + ch2

2. Ch1. Hdc in 1st st, ch1. Working in the 3rd LO: Hdc in next st, ch1, sk1 st. Hdc in next st, ch1. (Hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2 sp, ch1. Working in the 3rd LO: Hdc in next st, ch1, sk1 st. Hdc in next st, ch1. Hdc in the top 2 loops of the last st. Turn.   – 14 st + ch2

3. Ch1. 2hdc in 1st st. Hdc in each st and ch1 sp up to the ch2. (Hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2 sp. Hdc in each st until there is only 1 st left unworked. 2hdc in last st. Turn.   – 18 st + ch2

Note: If you haven’t worked with the back side of a hdc/ch1 row before, it can be difficult to tell which is hdc and which is ch, especially when you get to the ch2 sp. To help with this, I have illustrated figure 1. The hdc sts are marked with green, and the ch sts are marked with red. Notice that the hdc st just before the ch2 looks a lot like a ch st? Don’t be fooled. Figure 2 shows what row 3 looks like properly completed. Be sure to come back and use this figure again if you are unsure or if you’re getting incorrect stitch counts. 

Figure 1

Figure 2

4. Ch1. 2sc in 1st st. Working in the 3rd LO: Sc in each st up to the ch2. (Pay attention and make sure you work into every hdc. Remember that the hdc just before the ch2 will look a lot like a ch st.) (Sc, ch2, sc) in ch2 sp. Working in the 3rd LO: Sc in each st until there is only 1 st left unworked. 2sc in last st. Turn.   – 22 st + ch2

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5. Ch1. Sc in 1st st and each st up to ch2. (Sc, ch2, sc) in ch2 sp. Sc in each st to end. Turn.   – 24 st + ch2

6. Ch1. 2sc in 1st st. Sc in each st up to the ch2. (Sc, ch2, sc) in ch2 sp. Sc in each st until there is only 1 st left unworked. 2sc in last st. Turn.   – 28 st + ch2

7. Ch1. Sc in 1st st and next 4 sts. *Work ps as marked in red in figure 3. Sk 2 sts (which will be covered by ps),** sc in next st (marked with M in figure 3) and next 2 sts (see figure 4). Repeat from * to ** 1 more time. Sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch2, sc) in ch2 sp. Sc in next 2 sts, repeat from * to **, Sc in next 3 sts, repeat from * to **, Sc in each st to end. Turn.   – 30 st (including 4 ps) + ch2

Figure 3

Figure 4

Spring Blooms Bandana Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern

8. Ch1. 2sc in 1st st. Sc in each st up to the ch2. (Sc, ch2, sc) in ch2 sp. Sc in each st until there is only 1 st left unworked. 2sc in last st. Turn.   – 34 st + ch2

9. Ch1. 2hdc in 1st st. Hdc in each st sp up to the ch2. (Hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2 sp. Hdc in each st until there is only 1 st left unworked. 2hdc in last st. Turn.   – 38 st + ch2

Gauge check: Your triangle should be approximately 7” across the bottom edge and 4” from the center ring to the peak. 

10. Ch1, hdc in 1st st, ch1. *Working into the 3rd LO: Hdc in next st, ch1, sk1 st. ** Repeat from * to ** until you reach the ch2. (Hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2 sp. *Working into the 3rd LO: Ch1, sk1 st, hdc in next st. ** Repeat from * to ** until there is only 1 st left unworked. Ch1, hdc in both top loops of last st. Turn.   – 42 st + ch2

11. Ch1. 2hdc in 1st st. Hdc in each st and ch1 sp up to the ch2. (Hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2 sp. Hdc in each st until there is only 1 st left unworked. 2hdc in last st. Turn.   – 46 st + ch2

12. Ch1. 2sc in 1st st. Working in the 3rd LO: Sc in each st up to the ch2. (Pay attention and make sure you work into every hdc. Remember that the hdc just before the ch2 will look a lot like a ch st.) (Sc, ch2, sc) in ch2 sp. Working in the 3rd LO: Sc in each st until there is only 1 st left unworked. 2sc in last st. Turn.   – 50 st + ch2

13. Ch1. Sc in 1st st and each st up to ch2. (Sc, ch2, sc) in ch2 sp. Sc in each st to end. Turn.   – 52 st + ch2

14. Ch1. 2sc in 1st st. Sc in each st up to the ch2. (Sc, ch2, sc) in ch2 sp. Sc in each st until there is only 1 st left unworked. 2sc in last st. Turn.   – 56 st + ch2

15. Ch1. Sc in 1st st. *Sc in next 3 sts. Work fp over 3 sts as marked in figure 5. Sk 2sts (which will be covered by fp)** Repeat until there are only 2 sts left unworked before the ch2. Sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch2, sc) in ch2 sp, sc in next 2 sts. Work fp over 3 sts as marked in figure 5. Sk 2sts (which will be covered by fp). *Sc in next 3 sts. Work fp over 3 sts as marked in figure 5. Sk 2sts (which will be covered by fp)** Repeat until there are only 4 sts left unworked. Sc in last 4 sts. Turn.   – 58 st (including 10 fp) + ch2

Figure 5

Figure 6

Gauge check: Your triangle should be approximately 11 ½” across the bottom edge and 6 ½” from the center ring to the peak. 

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16. –  22.  Repeat rows 8 – 14. 

Stitch counts:

16. 62 st + ch2 17. 66 st + ch2 18. 70 st + ch2 19. 74 st + ch2

20. 78 st + ch2 21. 80 st + ch2 22. 84 st + ch2

23. Ch1. Sc in 1st st and next 2 sts. *Work ps into st as marked in figure 7. Sk 2 st (which will be covered by ps), sc in next st (marked with M in figure 7) and next 2 sts (see figure 8).** Repeat from * to ** until there are only 4 sts left unworked before the ch2. Work ps into st as marked in figure 13. Sk 2 st (which will be covered by ps). Sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch2, sc) in ch2 sp. Sc in next 2 sts, repeat from * to ** until all sts have been worked. Turn.   – 86 st (including 16 ps) + ch2

Figure 7

Figure 8

24. –  30. Repeat rows 8 – 14. 

Stitch counts:

24. 90 st + ch2 25. 94 st + ch2 26. 98 st + ch2 27. 102 st + ch2

28. 106 st + ch2 29. 108 + ch2 30. 112 st + ch2

31. Ch1. Sc in 1st st and next st. *Work fp over 3 sts as marked in figure 9. Sk 2sts (which will be covered by fp), sc in next 3 sts (see figure 10). ** Repeat until there are only 4 sts left unworked before the ch2. Work fp over 3 sts as marked in figure 9. Sk 2sts (which will be covered by fp). Sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch2, sc) in ch2 sp, sc in next 2 sts. Work fp over 3 sts as marked in figure 9. Sk 2sts (which will be covered by fp). *Sc in next 3 sts. Work fp over 3 sts as marked in figure 9. Sk 2sts (which will be covered by fp)** Repeat until there are only 2 sts left unworked. Sc in last 2 sts. Turn.   – 114 st (including 22 fp) + ch2

Figure 9

Figure 10

32. –  38.  Repeat rows 8 – 14. 

Stitch counts:

32. 118 st + ch2 33. 122 st + ch2 34. 126 st + ch2 35. 130 st + ch2

36. 134 st + ch2 37. 136 st + ch2 38. 140 st + ch2

39. Ch1. Sc in 1st st. *Work ps into st as marked in figure 11. Sk 2 st (which will be covered by ps), sc in next st (marked with M in figure 11) and next 2 sts (see figure 12).** Repeat from * to ** until there are only 4 sts left unworked before the ch2. Work ps into st as marked in figure 11. Sk 2 st (which will be covered by ps). Sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch2, sc) in ch2 sp. Sc in next 2 sts, repeat from * to ** until there are only 3 sts left unworked. Work ps into st as marked in figure 11, sk 2 st, sc in last st. Turn.   – 142 st (including 28 ps) + ch2

Figure 11

Figure 12

40. Ch1. 2sc in 1st st. Sc in each st up to the ch2. (Sc, ch2, sc) in ch2 sp. Sc in each st until there is only 1 st left unworked. 2sc in last st. Turn.   – 146 st + ch2

41. Ch1. 2hdc in 1st st. Hdc in each st and ch1 sp up to the ch2. (Hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2 sp. Hdc in each st until there is only 1 st left unworked. 2hdc in last st. Turn.   – 150 st + ch2

42. Ch1. 2sc in 1st st. Working in the 3rd LO: Sc in each st up to the ch2. (Pay attention and make sure you work into every hdc. Remember that the hdc just before the ch2 will look a lot like a ch st.) (Sc, ch2, sc) in ch2 sp. Working in the 3rd LO: Sc in each st until there is only 1 st left unworked. 2sc in last st. Turn.   – 154 st + ch2

43. (Right side) Ch1. Sc in 1st st and next 5 sts, picot. *Sc in next 6 sts, picot. ** Repeat until there are only 5 sts left before the ch2. Sc in next 5 sts. (Sc, picot using 5 ch instead of 3, sc) in ch2 sp. Sc in next 5 sts. *Picot, sc in next 6 sts. ** Repeat from * to ** until all sts are worked. Turn.   – 156 st + 25 picot

The triangle portion of your cowl is complete, but do not bind off. Turn so that the wrong side is facing you and the point of the triangle is hanging down. Ss to join to the 1st st of row 43. We will now build up the neck portion of the cowl. 

Spring Blooms Bandana Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern

Upper Cowl

This part of the pattern is worked in the round, but you will still be turning after each round is completed. To make this pattern easier to work, you will be starting each round in the 2nd stitch. This is the stitch immediately to the left of where you placed your slip stitch in the previous row. If you look at figure 13 below, you will see that I have ch1 and worked my 1st hdc into the next st. When you do this, you must remember that the stitch where you placed your slip stitch in the previous row is where you will place your last stitch. (See figure 14)

Figure 13

Figure 14

With wrong side facing you: 

1. Ch1. Sc around the entire neck in the following manner: 

– 1 sc in the end of each sc row. 

– 1 sc in the end of each hdc row

– 1 sc in the end of each hdc, ch1 row.

– 2 sc in the middle ring. 

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– Continue around the entire neck in this manner. Ss to join to 1st sc. Turn.   – 98 st

2. Ch1. Hdc in next st and each st around. Ss to join to 1st hdc. Turn.   – 98 st

3. Working in the 3rd LO: Ch1. *Hdc in next st, ch1, sk1 st. ** Repeat from * to ** around. Ss to join to 1st hdc. Turn.   – 98 st.

4. Ch1. Hdc in next st and each st around (you will be working into every st and every ch1 sp). Ss to join to 1st hdc. Turn.   – 98 st

5. Working in the 3rd LO: Ch1. Sc in next st and each st around. Ss to join to 1st sc. Turn.   – 98 st

6. Ch1. Sc in next st and each st around. Ss to join to 1st sc. Turn.   – 98 st

7. Ch1. Sc in next st and each st around. Ss to join to 1st sc. Turn.   – 98 st

8. Ch1. Sc in next 3 sts. Work ps into st as marked in figure 15. Sk 2 st (which will be covered by ps), sc in next st (marked with M in figure 15) and next 2 sts (see figure 16).** Repeat from * to ** until there are only 3 sts left unworked. Sc in last 3 sts. Ss to join to 1st sc. Turn.   – 98 st

Figure 15

Figure 16

9. Ch1. Sc in next st and each st around. Ss to join to 1st sc. Turn.   – 98 st

10. Ch1. Hdc in next st and each st around. Ss to join to 1st hdc. Turn.   – 98 st

11. Working in the 3rd LO: Ch1. *Hdc in next st, ch1, sk1 st. ** Repeat from * to ** around. Ss to join to 1st hdc. Turn.   – 98 st.

12. Ch1. Hdc in next st and each st around (you will be working into every st and every ch1 sp). Ss to join to 1st hdc. Turn.   – 98 st

13. Working in the 3rd LO: Ch1. Hdc in next st and each st around. Ss to join to 1st hdc. Turn.   – 98 st

14. Working in the BLO: Ch1. Hdc in next st and each st around. Ss to join to 1st hdc. Turn.   – 98 st

15. Working in the 3rd LO: Ss into next st and each st around. Ss to join to 1st ss. Bind off.   – 98 st

Weave in your ends, and you’re done! 

I hope you love your new cowl, and I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful pictures on Ravelry!  

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Spring Blooms Bandana Cowl  - Free Crochet Pattern

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