The Amphitrite Cowl – Free Crochet Pattern

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The Amphitrite Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern

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Some cowls are worn for style, others for warmth. This cowl has the best of both worlds. Featuring the Woven Shell Stitch, which I first glimpsed in Sarah Hazell’s Crochet Stitch Dictionary (it seems I just can’t put that book down). Though the pattern calls for worsted weight yarn, the resulting cowl is squishy and luxurious. 

I had to try this stitch from the moment I saw it. The gorgeous texture, coupled with the unexpected edging it creates told me that it would deserve to stand alone. I never get bored of this stitch because it really is quite fun to make.

For this pattern I chose to use Caron Simply Soft. The soft sheen of this yarn, along with the drape and weight, really compliment the Woven Shell stitch. And I couldn’t really ask for a wider variety of colours!

The Amphitrite Cowl – Free Crochet Pattern

Finished Size:

Instructions given to fit size Small; changes for Medium & Large are in () 

S (M, L)

Finished Circumference: 22” (23 ½”, 25”) 

Finished Length: Customizable. Length on model shown is 20”.

Materials:

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

Any yarn of similar weight would work. 

Approximately 350 (450, 500) yds. 

6mm Hook

6.5mm Hook

Stitch Markers

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Measuring Tape

Gauge Swatch:

With 6mm hook, ch 16. 

1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. – 15 st

2. Ch3, dc in next st and each st across. – 15 st

3. Ch1, sc in 1st st and each st across. – 15 st

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until you have 10 rows total. Swatch should measure 4 ¼” wide x 4” high.

Abbreviations:

Sk = Skip

Sp = Space

St = Stitch

Ss = Slip Stitch

Ch = Chain

Sc = Single Crochet

Hdc = Half Double Crochet

Dc= Double Crochet

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BLO = Back Loop Only

WS = Woven Shell Stitch

Notes:

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

Ch3 at the beginning of a row is always considered a Dc.

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

Model above (that’s me) is wearing a size Small. 

In this pattern we will be using the Woven Shell Stitch. For those of you who haven’t done this stitch before I have created a tutorial. You can find it here.

Instructions

Band

With 6mm Hook (or the hook used to obtain gauge)

1. Ch8. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.   – 7 st

2. Working in BLO: Ch1. Sc in 1st st and each st across. Turn.   – 7 st

Repeat row 2 until you have a total of 84 (90, 96) rows. 

Your band should be 22” (23 ½”, 25”) long x 2” (2”, 2”) wide. 

Now we will ss the ends of the band together. 

– Turn your work as if you are going to do another row of sc, but don’t ch. 

– Fold the bottom row up so that it sits behind your top row. 

– Insert your hook through the back loop of your top row and the bottom loop of your starting chain and make a slip stitch. (See figure 1)

– Slip stitch in this manner all the way across. This is the wrong side of your band. (See figure 2)

– Turn the band right side out. (See figure 3) Do not bind off. The first round will be worked into the side of the band where your hook is. We will now be working in the round, but still turning after each round. 

Figure 1
Figure 2
Figure 3

Upper Cowl Body

With 6.5mm Hook (or 1 size larger than the hook used to obtain gauge)

1. Ch1. Work 84 (90, 96) sc evenly around the band. Ss to 1st sc. Turn.   – 84 (90, 96) st

2. Ch1, hdc in the 1st st. Sk 3 sts, 3dc in next st, ch1 (see figure 4) Working around the 3dc you just made, work 3dc in the 2nd skipped st. *Sk 1 st, hdc in next st (see figure 5). Sk 3 sts, 3dc in next st. Ch1, 3dc in 2nd skipped st. ** Repeat from * to ** around until there is only 1 st left unworked. Sk last st, ss to top of 1st hdc. Ss in next 3 sts, ss into ch1 sp (see figures 7 & 8). Turn.   – 14 (15, 16) WS

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Figure 5
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The Amphitrite Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern
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The Amphitrite Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern
Figure 8

3. Ch1. Sc in ch1 sp. Sk 5 sts, 3dc in next st, ch1 (see figure 9). Working around the 3dc you just made, work 3dc in the 2nd skipped st. *Sk 1 st, sc in next ch1 sp (see figure 10). Sk 5 sts, 3dc in next st. Ch1, 3dc in 2nd skipped st. ** Repeat from * to ** around until there is only 1 st left unworked. Sk last st, ss to top of 1st sc. Ss in next 3 sts, ss into ch1 sp.  Turn.   – 14 (15, 16) WS

The Amphitrite Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern
Figure 9
The Amphitrite Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern
Figure 10
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Figure 11

Repeat round 3 until you have achieved the desired length for the upper cowl. I wanted my upper cowl to be long enough to fold over but still cover my neck, so I worked the pattern until I had 12 rounds total (including round 1). On the last round, do not ss into the next 3 sts and the ch1. You want to end with your ss in the 1st sc. 

Lower Cowl Body

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For this part of the cowl we will stop working in the round and work in rows instead. 

1. Ch3, 3dc in 1st st. Sk next 3 sts, sc in ch1 sp (see figure 12). *Sk 5 sts, 3dc in next st. Ch1, 3dc in 2nd skipped st. Sk 1 st, sc in next ch1 sp. ** Repeat from * to ** around until there is only 3 sts left unworked. Sk 3 sts, 4dc in next st (the same st you put the 1st 4 dc in) (see figure 13).  Turn.   – 13 (14, 15) WS, 8dc

The Amphitrite Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern
Figure 12
The Amphitrite Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern
Figure 13

2. Ch1, sc in 1st st. Sk 5 sts, 3dc in next st. Ch1, 3dc in 2nd skipped st. *Sk 1 st, sc in next st. Sk 5 sts, 3dc in next st. Ch1, 3dc in 2nd skipped st. ** Repeat from * to ** around until there is only 2 sts left unworked. Sk 1 st, sc in last st. Turn.   – 14 (15, 16) WS

3. Ch3, 3dc in 1st st. Sk next 3 sts, sc in ch1 sp. *Sk 5 sts, 3dc in next st. Ch1, 3dc in 2nd skipped st. Sk 1 st, sc in next ch1 sp. ** Repeat from * to ** around until there is only 4 sts left unworked. Sk 3 sts, 4dc in last st.  Turn.   – 13 (14, 15) WS, 8dc

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until you have achieved the desired length for the lower cowl. For my cowl, I worked 16 rows total for the lower portion, making it 10 ½” long. Be sure to end on a row 2 repeat to give the edge a nice, clean look. 

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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And until next time… Happy Hooking! 😉

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