The Cilantro Cowl is a cozy and pretty cowl worked in alternating rows of double crochet and puff stitches. Fabulous green yarn and lots of texture make a fun and interesting project!
By Jennifer Dickerson
- 13 Inches Tall
- 30 Inch Circumference (after seaming)
- 2 Skeins Knit Picks Brava Bulky, each skein is 136 yards (Colorway Shown: “Peapod”) Alternatively, you could use Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Chunky and the same size hook)
- K (6.5 mm) Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle
Note: Stitch sequence is a multiple of 2 + 4. To make a puff stitch, wrap yarn around hook and draw up a loop (3 loops on your hook), wrap yarn around hook and draw up another loop (5 loops on your hook), wrap yarn around hook and draw up a loop (7 loops on your hook). Wrap yarn around hook one more time and bring it through all 7 loops on your hook.
Foundation Row: In the fourth ch from the hook, work a (dc, ch 1. *Skip 1 ch and in the next ch, work a (dc, ch 1). Repeat from * until you have two chains left. Skip the second to last ch and in the last ch, work 1 dc.
Row 1: Chain 3 and turn. Work a (puff stitch, ch 1) into each dc from previous row. Work a dc in the top of the turning ch.
Row 2: Chain 3 and turn. Work a (dc, ch 1) in the top stitch of each puff from previous row. Work a dc in the top of the turning ch.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until cowl reaches desired length.
Finishing & Assembly:
To seam the cowl, sandwich the two edges where the cowl started and finished. Work a slip stitch all the way across the row and fasten off. Weave in any ends that remain.
To view this seaming technique and see two other methods, click here to watch a helpful video.
Click here to learn how to crochet the Cilantro Cowl stitch by stitch: