Ruffled Spring Cowl

Mar 11, 2009
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Author

Christie Pruitt

Introduction

I wanted something frilly and girly - and definitely Spring-like! I stitched this up rather quickly - in a couple of hours - and used less than 230 yards! If you have more yardage to give, you can make all the ruffles long and even more frilly than mine! :)

Materials List

1 skein Jaegar Agua, shade 309 (Shell) - Color A
1 skein Jaegar Agua, shade 312, Mystery Color I call Plum - Color B
OR any DK weight, mercerized cotton
Crochet hook size "I"
2 buttons (or a Dritz Fabric Button Kit + coordinating fabric)
Sewing needle and thread

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Finished Size

7 ½" tall at tallest point (counting ruffles) x 18" long (will stretch slightly - but is designed to fit snugly.)

Gauge

4 dc = 1"

The Pattern

cowl2

cowl3

cowlflat

With Color A, ch 62

Row 1: sc in second chain from hook and in next 3 chains, dc across to last 4 chains, sc in last 4. Chain 1, turn.

Repeat this row 2 more times.

Row 4: sc in first sc, chain 2, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, (buttonhole made), dc across to last 4 sc, sc in last 4. Chain 1, turn.

Row 5: sc in next 4 sc, dc across to 1st sc, sc in this sc, 1 sc in next 2 chains, sc in last sc. Chain 1, turn.

Rows 6 & 7: Repeat Row 1

Row 8: Repeat Row 4

Rows 9 & 10: Repeat Row 1

Fasten off.

Now turn the piece upside down so that you are ready to work into the dc's from Row 1. With Color B, attach yarn around post of 1st dc.

First Ruffle (or bottom edge ruffle)

Row 1: * chain 4, skip next 3 dc, sc around post of next dc - repeat from * across. Chain 3, turn. (13 chain 4 spaces)

Row 2: 1 dc in chain 4 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same chain 4 space, *2 dc, chain 3, 2 dc in next chain 3 space - repeat from * across. Chain 1, turn.

Row 3: work sc in second dc, work sc in chain 3 space, chain 3, work 7 dc into chain 3 space, * 8 dc in next chain 3 space - repeat from * across. Fasten off.

Second Ruffle

Skip next row of dc and work second ruffle into next dc row - or 3rd dc row from the top. Skip first 2 dc's of this row, and attach yarn around post of 3rd dc.

Row 1: * chain 4, skip next 3 dc, sc around post of next dc - repeat from * across. Chain 3, turn. (12 chain 4 spaces)

Row 2: 1 dc in chain 4 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same chain 4 space, *2 dc, chain 3, 2 dc in next chain 3 space - repeat from * across. Chain 1, turn.

Row 3: work sc in second dc, work sc in chain 3 space, chain 3, work 5 dc into chain 3 space, * 6 dc in next chain 3 space - repeat from * across. Fasten off.

Third Ruffle

Skip next dc row and work third ruffle into next dc row - or 5th dc row from the top. Attach yarn around post of 1st dc of this row.

Row 1: * chain 4, skip next 3 dc, sc around post of next dc - repeat from * across. Chain 3, turn. (13 chain 4 spaces)

Row 2: 1 dc in chain 4 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same chain 4 space, *2 dc, chain 3, 2 dc in next chain 3 space - repeat from * across. Chain 1, turn.

Row 3: work sc in second dc, work sc in chain 3 space, chain 3, work 3 dc into chain 3 space, * 4 dc in next chain 3 space - repeat from * across. Fasten off.

Fourth Ruffle

Skip next dc row and work fourth ruffle into next dc row - or 7th row of dc from the top. Attach yarn around post of 3rd dc of this row.

Repeat instructions for Third Ruffle, keeping in mind you will have 12 chain 4 spaces instead of 13.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Fold the piece so that the buttonhole edge lines up with the opposite edge and using the buttonholes as a guide, place your buttons. (I didn't have any buttons in my stash that matched good enough - so I made mine using the Dritz Fabric Button Kit and some coordinating fabric I found in my stash.)

Steam or Wet Block your cowl, if desired.

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Comments

on Feb 7, 2010 7:25 PM

this is beautiful, really visually striking!