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Free Crochet Pattern: Emma Cowl

free crochet pattern emma cowl

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Named after my first-born, the Emma Cowl is simple, yet unique and artistic. It was one of my earliest created patterns, so it follows a very easy repeat. I love how it works up in variegated yarn, but the half puff stitch also makes a great texture for solid colors. Enjoy this free pattern of the Emma Cowl!

free crochet pattern emma cowl

Materials

Gauge

My foundation row measured approximately 12″ after completing the 36 Foundation Row stitches. 

Terms & Stitches to Know

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
half puff stitch – yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop. You should have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop. You should now have 5 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all five loops. 

Notes

  • This pattern is written using American Standard Terms.
  • I am a tight crocheter, so if you find your measurements are longer than mine after the foundation row is complete, consider sizing down your crochet hook, or just adjusting the number of stitches in your foundation row. 
  • The stitches used in parts of this pattern are similar to a seed stitch. However, I do not utilize a chain 2 as the first double crochet of a row. I place my stitches in the very first stitch of the row and utilize chains solely as a turning chain.
free crochet pattern emma cowl
emma cowl free crochet pattern

Pattern

Row 1: Start with 36 Foundation Row stitches. (36) (Alternatively, chain 37. SC in 2nd chain from hook, then sc across. Either of these will work as long as there are 36 stitches to begin.) Chain 1. Turn. 

Row 2: dc in the first stitch. sc in the next stitch. Continue to alternate dc and sc across. Chain 1. Turn. (36)

Row 3: Repeat Row 2 (36)

Row 4: Half puff stitch in the first stitch. sc in the next. Continue alternating half puff stitches and sc stitches across. Chain 1. Turn. (36)

Row 5: dc in the first stitch. sc in the next stitch. Continue to alternate dc and sc across. Chain 1. Turn. (36)

Row 6: dc in the first stitch. sc in the next stitch. Continue to alternate dc and sc across. Chain 1. Turn. (36)

Row 7: dc in the first stitch. sc in the next stitch. Continue to alternate dc and sc across. Chain 1. Turn. (36)

Row 8: Half puff stitch in the first stitch. sc in the next. Continue alternating half puff stitches and sc stitches across. Chain 1. Turn. (36)

Repeat Rows 5-8 until cowl is approxmiately 30″ long, or to your desired length.

Bring your two ends together and sc into both ends to connect. 

There will be a ridged seam on one side, and a flat seam on the other. However, once the cowl is folded over around the neck, the seams will not be prevalent. 

free crochet pattern emma cowl

I hope you enjoy this free pattern. I love seeing your makes, so be sure to tag me @thehooking reader and use #thehookingreader or #thehookingreaderpatterns so that I can easily find them! 

Happy Crocheting,

Ronni
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