This month for the February Scarf of the Month Club CAL I have designed a quick and easy pattern for you to make. This is the Viola Cowl Pattern and you will need 1 ball of Medium Weight Yarn and a 6.5 mm (K) crochet hook. If you scroll to the end of this post, you will find the full written pattern for the Viola Cowl.
The yarn I used this month was given to me by Red Heart and it is lovely. This yarn is called An Italian Story Ombra and it is a chain-ply or chain yarn. This means the yarn already resembles a loose chain. When you crochet with a chain yarn it creates a lovely texture and stitch definition. One of my favorite shawl patterns uses a similar chain yarn Midnight Aura Wrap.
February Scarf of the Month Club CAL Patterns
- Peach Perfect Cowl by The Stitchin’ Mommy
- Viola Cowl Pattern by Rhondda Mol (Oombawka Design) – scroll down for the full written pattern!
- Smoothie Infinity Scarf by Underground Crafter
Viola Cowl Pattern – Scarf of the Month for February 2019
- Yarn: Red Heart An Italian Story Ombra. 3.5 oz./100 g and 249 yd (228 m). 47% Acrylic/ 47% Wool/ 6% Nylon. Medium Weight Yarn . Hand wash in cold water, lay flat to dry.
- Colors: 1 skein in Viola R182_3358
- Hook: 6.5 mm (K). I used this hook.
- Finished Project Yardage: 90 g / 225 yds (3.15 oz / 206 m)
- Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker
Cowl circumference (length) approximately 28 inches X 14 inches width
Approximately 9 rows per 4 inches and 3 stitches per inch
You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.
US Terminology used
beg – beginning
ch – chain
ch2sp – chain 2 space
dc – double crochet
R – row
RS – right side (front of the project)
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
st/sts – stitch/stitches
WS – wrong side (back of project)
* to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
 – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
() – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space
Helpful Video Tutorials
- This project is worked back and forth in rows, before being seamed together on the side edges to form a ring.
- You may wish to mark the RS of the fabric with a stitch marker.
- I work in the back bump of the starting chain but you can work under the front (top) loop if you prefer.
- The initial ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
- The initial ch 5 counts as 1 dc and a ch 2.
- Finishing can be done using a different seaming technique if you prefer. A whipstitch seam will work equally well.
- Stitch multiple of 4 plus 1
Viola Cowl Pattern Instructions
We begin by crocheting the cowl back and forth in rows. Once we are finished we will seam the 2 side edges together to form the finished cowl.
Please read the Notes section (above) for helpful tips before you begin crocheting.
R1: RS: Ch 97, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across, turn. [96 sc]
R2: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first sc, ch 2, sk 2 sc. *1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, ch 2, sk 2 sc**. Rep from * to ** across to the last sc. 1 sc in the last sc, turn. [48 sc and 24 ch2sp]
R3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc, ch 2), sk the next ch2sp. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sc, ch 2, sk the next ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** across to the last sc. 1 dc in the last sc, turn. [48 dc, 24 ch2sp]
R4-R31: Rep R2 and R3.
R32: Rep R2
R33: RS: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 ch. *1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 ch**. Rep from * to ** across to the last sc. 1 sc in the last sc. Do not finish off. [96 sc]
- Fold the fabric in half, with the two side edges touching and the WS of the fabric facing outward (towards you).
- You will work a slip stitch seam to join the two edges together. See this tutorial for help.
- When I worked the seam I worked 2 sl st for each dc and 1 sl st for each sc, up the side edge.
- I worked under 1 loop of the st only (not around the whole post).
- Finish off at the end of the seam and weave in your ends.
- Turn your project RS out.
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