Trixie Cowl ~ A Free Crochet Pattern

Good Morning Dear Crochet Lovers,

Trixie means “she who brings happiness” and there isn’t much that makes me happier than a super-chunky, super-quick, and super-pretty crochet cowl worked in a watercolor inspired yarn (also, my painting obsession continues) and an interesting stitch! It’s large enough to wrap 2 or 3 times around your neck for extra snuggles. You can buy the ad-free pattern download for just $2 in my Ravelry shop or use the pattern freely here on the site. Thanks for visiting me today. <3  

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I love the first cool-off and rains of Fall which arrived for us this weekend. I put up my fall wreath on our front door this weekend to celebrate,and admired the mums and pumpkins at the grocery store with my little girl. Did you enjoy any Fall beauties?



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Trixie will snuggle you up all Fall and winter as you sip hot drinks and go on your pumpkin patch adventures! Here is the pattern:

SIZE
Finished Cowl measures 80” [203 cm] circumference and 7” [18 cm] wide after wet-blocking



YARN
Yarn Bee Watercolor Hues (100% Acrylic; 63 yd [58 m]/ 3.5 oz [99 g]); Mod Behavior #02: 2 skeins
For Yarn Substitutions: 126 yd [116 m] of #6 Super Bulky weight yarn (also called Roving weight)

CROCHET HOOK
Size N [10.00 mm] hook



NOTIONS
Yarn Needle

NOTES
This cowl is worked flat from the bottom up and seamed at both short ends to create an infinity scarf.

 

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SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
Quadruple treble crochet (quad tr): YO hook 5 times, insert hk into st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop (6 loops on hook), [yo, pull through 2 loops] x times.

GAUGE
Gauge is not critical to this design.
2 repeats = 4” [10 cm] in double crochet box mesh

INSTRUCTIONS (See Chart for Assistance)
Foundation Chain: Ch 12.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 2), dc in 7th ch from hk, (ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch) 3 times, turn.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 2), dc in next dc, (ch 2, dc in next dc) 3 times, turn.
Row 3: (Ch 15, sc in next 2-ch sp) 4 times, ch 7, quad tr (5-wraps) in last dc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 2, sc in next 15-ch sp) 4 times, turn.
Row 5: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 2), dc in next sc, (ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next sc) 3 times, turn.
Row 6: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 2), dc in next dc, (ch 2, dc in next dc) 3 times, turn.
Row 7: (Ch 15, sc in next 2-ch sp) 4 times, ch 7, quad tr (5-wraps) in last dc, turn.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 2, sc in next 15-ch sp) 4 times, turn.

 



Squiggle Cowl Chart



Repeat Rows 5-8 twenty times or until cowl measures desired length.
Fasten off. Break yarn leaving 12” [30 cm] tail for seaming.

Finishing
With RS together, sew a seam joining foundation row to final row. Weave in yarn ends. Turn RS out and wet-block, lay flat to dry stretching lace open as desired.



STANDARD ABBREVIATIONS
” inches
ch chain
cm centimeters
dc double crochet
g grams
hk hook
m meters
mm millimeters
oz ounces
quad tr quadruple treble crochet (See Special Abbreviations)
RS Right Side
sk skip
WS Wrong Side
yd yards



Yours in Stitches,

Sara

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Camille Cowl ~ A Free Crochet Pattern

pattern tileHi Crocheters,

I’ve been in an exploratory phase of painting and mixed media sewing, and my love of all that color has translated into yarn as well, so today I have a special cowl design to share with you!

 



 

The pattern is free right here on the blog, or you can buy the $2 PDF download with Ravelry check-out for an ad-free pattern experience!

 



 

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Camille is a beautiful two-skein wonder to crochet, twist into a moebius, and wear all fall and winter when you want to snuggle up in dazzle of color with gorgeous texture.

SIZE
Finished Cowl measures 52” [132 cm] circumference and 8” [20.5 cm] wide

 



 

YARN
Red Heart Unforgettable Waves
(100% Acrylic; 119 yd [109 m]/ 3.5 oz [100 g]); Parade #3931: 2 skeins
For Yarn Substitutions: 238 yd [218 m] of #4 Medium weight yarn (Worsted)

 



 

CROCHET HOOK
Size K/10.5 [6.5 mm] hook

NOTIONS
Yarn Needle

 



 

NOTES
This cowl is worked flat from the bottom up, twisted to create a mobius loop and seamed at the short ends to create an infinity cowl.

SPECIAL ABBREVATIONS
Slanted Shell (sl sh): (sc-ch 1-dc) worked in st or sp indicated.

 



 

GAUGE
Precise gauge is not critical to this design.
4 slanted shells and 9 rows = 4” [10 cm]

INSTRUCTIONS (See Chart for Assistance)
Foundation Chain: Ch 18.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1 (counts as sc), sl sh in 3rd ch from hk, *sk 1 ch, sl sh in next ch; rep from * to last 2 ch, sk 1 ch, sc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as sc), sk first sc, dc, ch, sl sh in next sc and each sc across, sc in last ch, turn.
Rep Row 2 for pattern and work until piece measures 52” [132 cm] from foundation edge (97 more rows).

 



 

FINISHING
Lay cowl out with WS facing, turn one end in a complete twist to create a mobius loop. Sew a seam joining foundation row to final row with twist in place. Weave in yarn ends. Turn RS out.

CHART KEY  and CHART

Camille Cowl Chart

 



 

STANDARD ABBREVIATIONS

” inches
* repeat the instructions following
the single asterisk as directed
ch chain
cm centimeters
dc double crochet
g grams
hk hook
m meters
mm millimeters
oz ounces
rep repeat
RS Right Side
sc single crochet
sk skip
sp space
st(s) stitch(es)
WS Wrong Side
yd yards

 



 

I hope you love Camille! As always, it is my joy to share free patterns with you here on the site. If you like my work and want to support more free patterns, please consider buying a copy of the pattern in my Ravelry shop or clicking a few ad links here on my site!

I wish you warm, snuggly, and beautiful makes this Fall!

Yours in Stitches,

Sara



Aura Cowl & Infinity Scarf: A Free Crochet Pattern

Hello Crochet Friends!

I’ve got something wonderful to share with you today ~ a free crochet pattern for Aura, a cowl or infinity scarf pattern that blends incredible color and texture and is so much fun to crochet.

 

 

Here is the Aura Cowl:

 

 

And the Aura Infinity Scarf:

 

Each version uses a different construction method. The cowl is worked in the round seamlessly and the infinity scarf is worked flat and sewn together with a seam.

 

 

Aura adds stunning color and pop of squishable, scrumptious texture to your winter wardrobe! 

 


That sounds so good in mid-June, right? It’s been in the 90’s here in central Illinois, even with the rainstorms we’ve gotten.

 

But hey, when you’re ready to cozy up with the squishy warm yarns, Aura will be here waiting for you.

 

 

Materials

For the cowl:

Red Heart Boutique Treasure (70% Acrylic/30% Wool, 151 yd [138 m] / 100g), Abstract #788 1918; 2 skeins

NOTE: This yarn has been discontinued since I first designed this pattern! I would recommend using 2 skeins of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable. This is the same yarn used to crochet my Kaleidoscope Shawl that went viral and became Red Heart’s Most Downloaded Pattern of 2018, so it’s a can’t-miss choice for amazing color and cozy softness.

 

For the infinity scarf:

Lion Brand Amazing ( 53% wool/47% acrylic, 147 yd [135 m] / 50 g) ) #825-207 Pink Sands; 6 skeins

 

Hook

For the cowl:

Size K (6.5 mm) hook

 

For the infinity scarf:

Size J (6.0 mm) hook

 

Notions

Yarn needle

 

Gauge

For the cowl:

10 sts & 9 rows in 4 in [10 cm] of pattern stitch worked in size K (6.5 mm) hook.

 

For the loop:

9 sts & 9.75 rows in 4 in [10 cm] of pattern stitch worked in size J (6.0 mm) hook.

 

 

 

Notes

  • Two foundation row methods are offered: foundation half double crochet creates an edge with more stretch than a traditional foundation chain edge.
  • This pattern offers two methods of working this stitch pattern (flat or in rounds). The cowl is worked top-down, in rounds, without turning the work. The infinity loop is worked flat in rows, and the short ends are joined with a crocheted seam to form a loop.
  • This fabric is reversible.

 

Scarf Option: Do not seam the short ends of the Infinity Scarf to create a loop and simply wear as a scarf.

 

Skills Needed

Foundation hdc (optional)

Working in rounds

Post stitches

 

Abbreviations/Stitches Used

Back-post double-treble crochet (bpdtr)
Back-post half double crochet (bphdc)
Chain (ch)
Double-treble crochet (dtr)
Extended turning chain (ETC)
Foundation half double crochet (fhdc)
Front-post double treble crochet (fpdtr)
Front-post half double crochet (fphdc)
Half-double crochet (hdc)
Round (rnd)
Slip stitch (sl st)

 



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Aura Cowl (Red Heart Boutique Treasure, yarn now discontinued)

Cowl Instructions

Foundation Row: Fhdc 70 sts. Do not turn, sl st to join last fhdc to 1st fhdc for working in rounds being careful not to twist the round.

 

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Foundation Chain + Foundation Row: Ch 72; hdc in 3rd st from hk and each ch across…70 hdc. Do not turn, sl st to join last hdc to 1st hdc for working in rounds being careful not to twist the round.

 

Set-Up Row: ETC, bphdc in next hdc, fpdtr in next hdc, *bphdc in next hdc, fpdtr in next hdc; rep from * around. Do not turn. Sl st to top of ch-2 to join.

 

Row 1: ETC, fphdc in next phdc, bpdtr over next pdtr, * fphdc over next phdc, bpdtr over next pdtr; rep from * around, sl st to top of 1st st to join rnd, do not turn.

 

Row 2: ETC, bphdc in next phdc, fpdtr in next pdtr, * bphdc in next phdc, fpdtr in next pdtr; rep from * around, sl st to top of 1st st to join rnd, do not turn.

 

Rep Rows 1-2 5 times more.

 

Rep Row 1 once more.

 

Fasten off.

 

Weave in all yarn ends. Hand wash and lay flat to dry. Steam lightly if desired.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aura Infinity Scarf (Lion Brand Amazing)

 

 

Infinity Scarf

Foundation Chain: Ch 185.

Foundation Row: ETC, hdc in 1st ch, *dtr in next ch, hdc in next ch; rep from * across…185 sts.

 

Row 1: ETC, bphdc in 1st hdc, *fpdtr in next dtr; bphdc in next hdc; rep from * across.

 

Rep Row 1 21 times more. Do not fasten off.

 

Join 2 short ends by laying the scarf out flat and working a sl st seam from the working yarn edge to the bottom edge. Do not fasten off.

 

From the working yarn work as follows:

Edge Row 1: Ch 1, sc in 1st st and each st around, sl st join rnd.

 

Fasten off. Break yarn leaving a 6” (15 cm) tail.

 

Join yarn at opposite loop edge.

Edge Row 2: Work as for Edge Row 1.

 

Fasten off. Break yarn leaving a 6” (15 cm) tail.

 

Finishing

Weave in all yarn ends. Hand wash and lay flat to dry. Steam lightly if desired.