Feb 042013
 

Mr. Right Cowl – Free Men’s Crochet Cowl Pattern

Got yourself a Mr. Right? Have an awesome friend who is a Mr. Right? Or are you a Mr. Right yourself? Anyway, THIS is the free men’s crochet cowl pattern for you and best of all, it’s a 4-in-1 cowl!

Any beginner can pick up the puff stitch, use 2 colors and do a simple color switch to achieve the same results.  Upon a quarter turn of wearing this cowl, it looks like a different cowl simply due to the color change.  If you have been looking for a men’s pattern that’s just a tad different, but speaks manliness, this is a functional piece – not long like a scarf, not tight around the neck.

My Mr. Right modeled this for me… mmmm… mmmm… ♥

What’s your Valentine’s Day/Birthday/Father’s Day/Holiday gift for the men in your life?

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Materials

  • I used:
    • Main Color (MC) – Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Wood (1 skein)

      Mr. Right Cowl - Free Men's Crochet Cowl Pattern

      Mr. Right Cowl – Worn Closeup

    • Contrasting Color (CC) – Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Sonoma Print worked in 2 strands (a bit less than 7oz or half of a 14oz skein)
    • <Note: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton is the same as Lily’s Sugar n’ Cream and Peaches and Creme>
  • Pick yarn that are of different textures for a manly look
  • Hook: Size N/15 10.0mm or Size P/16 11.5mm
    • <Note:  if you are a tight crocheter, use size P with the suggested yarn for a more pliable resulting fabric>

Stitches

fsc, ch, sc, hdc, chunky puff st, puff st, slst

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

Mr. Right Cowl - Free Men's Crochet Cowl Pattern

Mr. Right Cowl – Worn Closeup Quarter Turn

Half Double Crochet (hdc) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Chunky Puff Stitch (puff st) – (yo, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 3 times [7 loops on hook], yo draw through all 7 loops
<Note: Since the yarn is thicker than ww double strand used in the contrasting color, we’re making the puff 2 loops smaller, but resulting in a similar sized puff.>

Puff Stitch (puff st) - (yo, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times [9 loops on hook], yo draw through all 9 loops

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Video Tutorial: TBA

Gauge

  • 5 Puff Stitches and 7 Pattern Rows (alternating Rows 1 and 2) = 4″ or 10.16cm

Finished Size

The finished cowl is sized for Adult Male:

  • Width: 6 3/4″ or 17.145cm
  • Interior circumference : 26.5″ or 67.31cm
  • Exterior circumference: 28″ or 71.12cm

Pattern

Read before you start:

  • All worsted weight yarn are worked with 2 strands.
  • When using double strand WW yarn, all puff stitches in that color will use the Puff Stitch directions indicated in stitches directory above.
  • If you are using a chunky weight yarn like Wool-ease Thick & Quick as noted in pattern, all puff stitches in that color will use the Chunky Puff Stitch indicated in stitches directory above. 

Fsc 14

Row 1:
Ch1, turn
Sc in first st, (ch1, skp next st, sc in next st) 7 times [8sc, 7ch1 spcs]

Row 2:
Ch2, turn
(Puff stitch, ch1) in each ch1 space across
Hdc in ending sc of previsous Row

Rows 3-4:
Repeat Rows 1 and 2

Row 5:
Repeat Row 1, fasten off MC, attach CC

Row 6:
Repeat Row 2 in CC, fasten off CC, attach MC
<Note: With the color scheme of this cowl pattern, it is not possible to carry the yarn, and will be much neater if you fasten off the colors as you go so you can crochet over the tails>

Rows 7-9:
Repeat Rows 1, 2, 1 in MC, fasten off MC, attach CC

Row 10:
Repeat Row 2 in CC, fasten off CC, attach MC

Rows 11-12:
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 in MC, fasten off MC, attach CC

Rows 13-19:
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 in CC, ending on Row 1, fasten off CC, attach MC

Rows 20-21:
Repeat Rows 2 and 1 in MC, fasten off MC, attach CC

Rows 22-27:
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 in CC, ending on Row 1, fasten off CC, attach MC

Rows 28-29:
Repeat Rows 2 and 1 in MC, fasten off MC, attach CC

Row 30:
Repeat Row 2 in CC, fasten off CC, attach MC

Rows 31-33:
Repeat Rows 1, 2, 1 in MC, fasten off MC, attach CC

Row 34:
Repeat Row 2 in CC, fasten off CC, attach MC

Rows 35-40
Repeat Rows 1, 2 ending in Row 2, fasten off MC, attach CC

Row 41-50:
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 in CC, fasten off CC, attach MC

Rows 51-52:
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 in MC

Row 53:
Ch1, turn
Sc in each st across [14sc]
Do NOT fasten off

Edging:
Continue around the piece by rotating your work 90 degrees clockwise
<Note: Lefties, rotate your work 90 degrees counter-clockwise>
Sc in same corner sc, sc in the hdc of puff stitch rows (Row 2 repeats), sc in side of Row 1 repeats
Fold the cowl in half lengthwise with right side facing, join with slst

Short Seam:
Slst the FSC and Row 53 together by inserting hook into the back loop only (blo) of the side closest to you, followed by inserting the hook into the front loop only (flo) of the side further away from you, yo, draw through both loops and the one on hook to complete the stitch. Do this on all 14 stitches.

Edging (cont.):
Continue Edging around the otherside of the piece by rotating your work 90 degrees clockwise
<Note: Lefties, rotate your work 90 degrees counter-clockwise>
Sc in same corner sc, sc in the hdc of puff stitch rows (Row 2 repeats), sc in side of Row 1 repeats
Join with slst.
Fasten off, weave in ends

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