I love making things with copious amounts of yarn. I've also
fallen into the snobby trap of "why-would-I-buy-it-when-I-can
-make-it?". So I've finally put off procrastinating and started to design
my own patterns. Ravelry was great, but I couldn't find a pattern that suited
I'm using 100% wool, which can get really warm and scratchy, so I
wanted an easy pattern that was light and breathable. I also had LOADS of yarn,
so I wanted to make a pattern that would keep growing length-wise, not
width-wise like ones that are made in a loop.
I finally decided on a simple moss stitch; no fuss, no muss. This
crochet cowl can be worn loose or looped, with your regular outfit or to keep
you warm. I chose to make it really long, so that I could wear it both ways,
but if you're short on yard or loopy styles really aren't your thing you can
make it shorter.
US size N/P hook (10mm)
Aran/Bulky/Super Bulky yarn; I used Cascade Yarns' Eco Wool. It
comes in 250g skeins, approx. 450 yards.
Yarn/ Tapestry needle to sew ends together. (I actually lost mine and used a bobby pin instead (>.<))
This project is HUGE. Exact measurements depend on size of the
yarn used and how long you want the cowl to be.
Size is up to personal preference.
In my case, it was 20 cm x 200 cm before I sewed the ends together. (For those of you not familiar with metric, 8" x 80")
ch = chain stitch
sc = single crochet
Single Moss stitch
Make a foundation chain of an odd number of stitches.
row: Sc in 3rd ch from hook. * ch 1, skip next ch, sc in
next ch *. Repeat from * to * across. Ch 2 (counts as turning chain and first
chain 1). Turn.
Row : Skip first sc, * sc in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip next sc *. Repeat
from * to * across. End with sc in ch 2 of previous row. Ch 2. Turn.
Begin with foundation chain, with an odd number of stitches.
Row 1: Foundation row (see above)
Row 2: Pattern row (see above)
Continue with Row 2 (Pattern row) until piece is desired length.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing ends of scarf together together.
If you choose to wear this as a scarf, leave the two ends
separate. You can finish by adding your favourite edging to the ends, or simply
tying tassels to the ends.