By Crochet Contributor Sara. Follow Sara on her blog, Sunflower Crochet Cottage.
Introducing our latest design, the Paige Bandana Cowl—a crochet pattern and tutorial.
- Cake yarn of your choosing, such as Lion Brand’s Mandala, Caron Cakes, etc.
- Size H-5mm hook
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
8 DC rows and 18 DCs = 6”x 6” Square
Finished piece measures approx. 10.5” along top of cowl and 11.5” down the center from the top to the tip. This measurement is for 18 rows of bandana and 8 rows of cuff.
Chain 2 at the beginning does count as a dc.
When working the texture rows, be sure to skip a stitch after each bean stitch worked because to finish off the bean stitch, you must chain 1 which creates an extra stitch, so in order to keep the balance, skip a stitch under the chain 1 and work your cross stitch in the next 2 stitches (this will make more sense when you get to the texture rows and see it).
*to*–Repeat the instructions written between the two *
FSC—Foundation single crochet
FPDC—front post double crochet
BPDC—back post double crochet
Bean Stitch—*Yo, insert hook into indicated st, yo, pull up a loop*, rep *to*, yo, pull thru all 7 loops on hook, ch1.
Cross Stitch—Skip next stitch, work a DC in next, work another DC in the skipped stitch going behind the DC just made. Video here.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as DC), 2dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch2, 3dc in same ch. Ch2, turn. (6dc)
Row 2: DC in same as turning ch, dc in the next st and in each until you reach the ch2 spot, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in the ch2 sp, dc until last st, 2dc in turning ch. Ch2, turn. (12dc)
Row 3: DC in same as ch 2, dc along until ch 2 sp, [2dc, ch 2, 2dc] in ch 2 sp, dc along until last st, 2dc in turning ch. Ch 2, turn. (18dc)
Row 4: (texture row)—DC in same as ch2, work 4 XS down the side, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp, work another 4 XS along the side until last st, 2dc in turning ch. Ch2, turn. (8 XS, 8dc)
Row 5: (texture row)—Dc in same as ch2, *sk1, BS in next*, rep *to* until ch2 sp, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch sp, rep *to* to end, 2dc in turning ch. Ch2, turn. (10 BS, 8dc)
Row 6: DC in same as ch2, dc in each stitch making sure to dc in the “eye” of each BS and the st following, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp, dc in each st to end, 2dc in turning ch. (34 dcs)
Rows 7-8: Repeat row 3. (40, 46 dc)
Row 9: Repeat row 4. (22 XS, 8dc)
Row 10: Repeat row 5. (24 BS, 8dc)
Row 11: Repeat row 6. (62dc) Do not fasten off.
**Work the repeat pattern (rows 3-8) until piece measures as big as you require**
Picture shows 18 rows completed.
Rnd 1: FSC 36. Join to the other side of the triangle with a ss.
Rnd 2: Sc56 evenly across the top of the shawl section and along the FSC section (92 in total), ss to start.
Rnds 3-8: Ch2, *FPDC around first st from previous row, BPDC around next st from previous row*, rep *to* around. FO, weave in ends
You can customize this pattern to suit your style. Maybe you would like it longer or shorter—you can easily do that with the way it’s written!