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Thunder Bolt Crochet Cowl – Free Crochet Pattern

January 8, 2019

Introducing Thunder Bolt Cowl. A Free crochet cowl pattern for you to enjoy. I used Hobbii Soft Alpaca but you could dive into your stash to find those favourite fingering/4 ply leftovers and mini’s you have been saving, and play with some colour to create this zig zag design!

Choose between a more structured colour pattern, or use this fun design to create your own colour combinations. You will have a soft cozy cowl that you will be love to wear!

**You can purchase an INEXPENSIVE PDF of the Thunder Bolt Cowl pattern on Ravelry

This formatted PDF includes the step-by-step pictures and is a total of 5 pages including the cover page.

free crochet pattern cowl

A few months ago, Hobbii.com kindly sent me some of their gorgeous soft Alpaca yarn . The yarn is soft with a lovely halo, and the colours are beautiful. I was going to make a crochet wrap with a chevron design, but after crocheting a few inches, I realised the pattern would make a striking cowl. It is made in one piece, and joined by sewing both sides together to create a circle. The soft hazy yarn meant that the stitches were nearly invisible!

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Materials

  • Hobbii Yarns Soft Alpaca – fingering weight – 100% Baby Alpaca/50g/165 m (180 yds)
  • 1 ball each in Dark Grey (05), Deep Red (10), Warm Yellow (14), Petrol (13)
  • Any fingering weight yarn will substitute
  • 3.5mm Crochet Hook
  • Sewing Needle

Measurements

Width – 11in [28cm] Height 11.5in [29.5cm]

Gauge

Gauge is not important. I had 18dc in 4in [10cm] in a dc row

Notes

The cowl is made in rows. It is joined together by mattress stitch to create a circle.

The following pattern includes instructions for any special stitches.


Special Stitches

Extended double crochet (exdc): Yarn over, and insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through the first loop on hook (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through 2 loops twice (1 loop on hook).

Double treble (triple) crochet (dtr): Yarn over hook three times, insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over hook and draw yarn through stitch – 5 loops on hook. Yarn over hook and draw through two loops, (4 loops on hook), (yarn over hook and draw through two loops) 3 times.

Treble Crochet (tr): Yarn over hook 2 times, insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over hook and draw yarn through stitch – 4 loops on hook. Yarn over hook and draw through two loops, (3 loops on hook), (yarn over hook and draw through two loops) 2 times.

Double crochet 3 together (dc3tog): (Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 3 times (4 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through all loops on hook

Double crochet 2 together (dc2tog): (Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times (3 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through all loops on hook


Abbreviations

US Crochet Terms

Sc         single crochet

Hdc      half double crochet

Dc        double crochet

Exdc     extended double crochet

Tr          treble crochet

Dtr        double treble crochet

Ch        chain

Rep      repeat

Beg      beginning

Sp        space

UK Crochet Terms

Dc       double crochet

Htr      half treble crochet

Tc        treble crochet

Extr     extended treble crochet

Dtr       double treble crochet

Ddtr     double double treble crochet

Ch        chain

Rep      repeat

Beg      beginning

Sp        space


Colour Sequence

  • Rows 1 – 4: Grey
  • Row 5: Red
  • Rows 6 – 7: Yellow
  • Row 8: Red
  • Rows 9 – 10: Grey
  • Row 11: Petrol
  • Rows 12 – 13: Red
  • Row 14: Petrol
  • Rows 15 – 16: Grey
  • Row 17: Yellow
  • Rows 18 – 19: Red
  • Row 20: Yellow
  • Rows 21 – 22: Grey
  • Row 23: Red
  • Rows 24 – 25: Yellow
  • Row 26: Red
  • Rows 27 – 30: Grey

Instructions for Crochet Cowl

Using grey and 3.5m hook, ch 104

Row 1: 1dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as 2dc), dc in each ch across, turn – 101dc

Row 2: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), dc in each st across, making last st in top of t-ch, turn – 101dc

Row 3: Repeat row 2.

Row 4: Ch1, 1sc in 1st st, * 1hdc, 1dc, 1exdc, 1tr, 1dtr, 1tr, 1exdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc; rep from * across, making last sc in t-ch, turn.

Chevron pattern starts. Follow colour sequence in notes, changing colours as instructed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 5: Ch2, 1dc in next st (counts as 2dctog), * 1dc in next 3 sts, 3dc in next st (top of dtr), 1dc in next 3 sts, 3dctog over next 3 sts; rep from * across, until 2 sts remain, 2dctog over last 2 sts (dc and t-ch), turn.

 

 

Row 6: Ch2, 1dc in next st (counts as 2dctog), * 1dc in next 3 sts, 3dc in next st, 1dc in next 3 sts, 3dctog over next 3 sts; rep from * across, until 2 sts remain, 2dctog over last 2 sts (dc and 2dctog), turn.

Rows 7 – 26: Repeat row 6, changing colours as instructed

You will now straighten your crochet piece in the following row

Row 27: Using grey, Ch5 (counts as 1dtr), 1tr in next st, * 1exdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1exdc, 1tr **, 1dtr, 1tr; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 1dtr in last st, turn.

Rows 28 – 29: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), dc in each st across, making last st in top of t-ch, turn – 101dc

Row 29: Ch1, 1sc in each st across. Fasten off and weave in all threads.

Using your yarn needle and grey yarn, sew both sides together to create a circle.

Enjoy wearing your cosy cowl!

**You can purchase an INEXPENSIVE PDF of the Thunder Bolt Cowl pattern on Ravelry

This formatted PDF includes the step-by-step pictures and is a total of 5 pages including the cover page.

 

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