Crochet Chunky Cowl – Bricks & Bobbles
Chunky seems to be in this year and what a great timing to be making a chunky cowl for a quick holiday gifting ideas. You can work this pattern with a single strand chunky yarn or double strand worsted weight.
This pattern is short, simple, and SWEET, so grab your hook and yarn & get started!
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- Worsted Weight yarn – Green featured is done in Red Heart Super Saver Tea Leaf
- Size Q (15.75mm) hook
- Solid colors really show off the stitch – also great for slow variegated yarns if you want the stitch pronounced
fsc, ch, sc, slst, BFS (butterfly stitch)
Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the next foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed
Chain (ch) – yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook
Single crochet (sc) – insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2
Slip Stitch (slst) – insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch as well as the loop on hook
Butterfly Stitch (BFS) – insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 loop, insert hook in next stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2, yo draw through 2, ch1
*Note: When doing stacked BFS or BFS in the round, the first stitch goes into the ‘right wing’ of the butterfly pattern created in the row/round below and the ‘next stitch’ indicates the ‘left wing’ of the butterfly, so you are always working into the wings. You can see a video tutorial by Meladora’s Creations on YouTube as she created the BFS. I end and start the rounds different, so pay close attention to the written instructions
Starting BFS – insert hook in same stitch as the slst, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 loop, insert hook in next stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2, yo draw through 2, ch1
Ending BFS – after completing the last BFS including the ch1, simply slip stitch into the ch1 space that started the round, then ch1 to start the new round
Worked in fsc with multiples of 2, if you choose to chain, join with slst, then make a row of sc instead of the fsc start. The Entire Pattern is worked with DOUBLE STRANDS!
Fsc 100 (or ch 100, join with slst, ch1, sc in each ch around), make sure you do not twist the yarn, join with slst.*
*Note: when joining fsc in a circle, you will need to sew the beginning yarn tail to the bottom of the last fsc stitch to join as well as joining by slst at the top (top is the sc stitch, bottom is the foundation chain portion of fsc)
Row 1: Starting BFS, BFS around in the fsc stitches (2 fsc completes one BFS), when you get to the end, Ending BFS
Rows 2: BFS in next BFS, BFS around, Ending BFS in the last BFS of the round
Row 3-11: Repeat Row 2
Row 12: Sc in each butterfly wing across, invisible join the last stitch