This pattern was designed for a child, but fits me as well.
It’s getting a tad chilly and my daughter has a little sore throat, so out come the hooks.
Here’s a little pattern that is easy enough for a beginner. You will need to know how to make a foundation chain, a double crochet, and a chain one (which is just as it sounds, so, if you’re a beginner, just remember it’s just like your foundation chaining … just one).
Pattern is a multiple of three plus 4
Chain 22 = foundation chain
For Scarf: Repeat rows 1-10 until you’ve reached desired length and add fringe.
For the cowl, as pictured above: Repeat rows 1-10 three times and ending with 5 rows of double crochet … continue below:
One dc around the side of the next dc, double crochet into the “hole” between posts, dc in next post …. around (remembering to put three dcs into each corner. When you get to the last side, dc across until you reach the last two stitches before the corner. You want it to match up, sooooo …. we’re going to do two different stitches for these. Don’t panic. In the second to last stitch, you will make a HDC* (half double crochet), and in the last stitch you will do a SC** (single crochet). Notes on how to do these two are below. Lastly, cut your yarn leaving a 4 to 6 inch tail and weave it into your work.
* HDC = yarn over as if you are doing a double crochet and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), then yarn over, and instead of pulling through only two loops at a time, PULL THROUGH ALL THREE LOOPS. HDC done.
**SC = rather than yarning over like you do with a double crochet before you go through the stitch, don’t yarn over at all. Just insert the hook and draw up a loop (2 loops on hook), then yarn over and pull through those 2 loops. SC done.