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The Anahata Cowl Pattern is now available! This free crochet cowl pattern can be crocheted in either medium weight yarn, or DK / Light Weight Yarn. Have fun picking your colors as this stitch pattern creates a unique look depending on which rounds you make your color changes.

If you would like to make this cowl longer, as an infinity scarf style project, simply increase your starting chain by multiples of 4 stitches, until you reach the length you want. Once you have the length you want, add one extra chain (for the first turning chain) and then follow the pattern as written.

Make the matching Anahata Hat.

Anahata Cowl Pattern from Oombawka Design Crochet 2018

Anahata Cowl Pattern

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Supplies

  • Yarn: Red Heart Yarns. 7 oz (198 g)  and 370 yds (338 m). 100% acrylic. Medium Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash warm, gentle cycle. Tumble dry low. Do not over dry. Do not bleach. Do not iron. 
  • Colors: 1 skeins each in Aubergine, E400_1542, and Eggshell, E400_1101
  • Hook: 5.5 mm (I). I used this hook.
  • Finished Project Yardage: 311 yards (5.9 oz)
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

Easy-Intermediate

Finished Size

One Size Fits Most: width approximately 30 inches X 12 inches height

Gauge

Yarn/Hook Option 1: Medium Weight [4] Yarn and a 5.5 mm (I) hook
approximately 9 rounds and 12 sts in 4 inches

Yarn/Hook Option 2: DK / Light Worsted Weight Yarn [3] and a 4 mm (G) hook
approximately 12 rounds and 16 sts in 4 inches

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size of your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

beg – beginning
BL – back loop
ch – chain
ch1sp – chain 1 space
dc – double crochet
dc2tog – double crochet 2 together
long dc – long double crochet (see special stitches)
R – row or round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
long dc – long double crochet
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

Special Stitch

Long Double Crochet (long dc)

Center Stitch Placement for Long Double Crochet Oombawka Design Crochet

The long dc is worked the same as a regular double crochet except  you need to adjust the height of the stitch to match the height of the current round of stitches. The long dc is being worked into the center stitch beneath the ch1sp from the previous round.  The center stitch is the second stitch in the set of three sts that were worked 2 rounds previous. 

Yarn over the hook, insert the hook into the stitch or space indicated (2 rounds previous), yarn over and pull up one long loop. Allow this long loop to come up to the same stitch height as the current round of stitches. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops.

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Invisible Join

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Notes:

  • I prefer to work my Round 1 stitches into the back bar of the chain stitch. This is the loop found directly behind and below the back loop of the stitch.
  • We count the initial ch 3 as 1 dc BUT do not join into it at the end of the round. Instead, join into the first ‘real’ dc you worked. The images show the hat but the highlighted stitches shown apply to both the hat and cowl patterns.
  • To finish off: ch 1, cut yarn and pull the yarn end through the loop – except for your very final finish off where you use an invisible join technique.
  • Sl st does not count as a stitch in the row end counts.
  • The total number of dc stitches indicated at the end of the round includes the long dc stitches.
  • When the pattern indicates to work into the center dc, found 2 rounds before, if you have a slip stitch in that dc already, simply crochet into that sl st as the center dc.
  • The beginning edge is seamed using a simple whip stitch technique using the yarn end you left at the beginning of the pattern.
  • Photo tutorial for color changes has been included at the very end of this post. Please scroll down.
  • The pattern is written in a single color. Color changes were made on Rounds 5, 9, 13, 17, 21 and 25
  • Stitch multiple is 4

 

Anahata Cowl Pattern. Oombawka Design Crochet 2018.

Anahata Cowl Pattern Instructions

Option 1: Medium Weight [4] Yarn and a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook.

The cowl is worked from the bottom to the top in one piece. We begin by crocheting the band, back and forth in rows. The middle section of the cowl is worked in joined rounds. The cowl is finished off with an invisible join technique. For a color change tutorial please scroll to the end of this post.

R1: Leave a 5 inch tail of yarn and ch 89, beg in 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each ch across. [88 sc]

Bring the 2 ends of R1 together without twisting the strand, then begin R2. You do not need to sl st to join.

R2: 1 sc in the BL of each sc across, sl st to the first dc to join. [88 sc]

R3: Ch 3 and 2 dc in the first sc. Ch 1, sk 3 sc. *3 dc in the next sc, ch 1, sk 3 sc**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [66 dc, 22 ch1sp]

R4-26: Sl st in the next dc, sl st in the ch1sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 long dc in the center dc 2 rounds before, 1 dc in the ch1sp, ch 1. *Sk 3 dc, 1 dc in the next ch1sp, 1 long dc in the center dc 2 rounds before, 1 dc in the ch1sp, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [66 dc, 22 ch1sp]

R27:  Sl st in the next dc, sl st in the ch1sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 long dc in the center dc 2 rounds before, 1 dc in the ch1sp, ch 1. *Sk 3 dc, 1 dc in the next ch1sp, 1 long dc in the center dc 2 rounds before, 1 dc in the ch1sp, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [66 dc, 22 ch1sp]

R28: 1 sc in each of the first 3 dc, sk the ch1sp, 1 long dc in the center dc 2 rounds before. *1 sc in each of the next 3 dc, sk the ch1sp, 1 long dc in the center dc 2 rounds before**. Rep from * to ** around. [88 dc]

R29-30: 1 sc in the BL of each dc across. [88 sc]

Finishing Instructions

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. Use a whipstitch technique to close the small gap left at the beginning of R1.

Anahata Cowl Pattern Instructions

Option 2: DK / Light Worsted Weight [3] Yarn and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook.

The cowl is worked from the bottom to the top in one piece. We begin by crocheting the band, back and forth in rows. The middle section of the cowl is worked in joined rounds. The cowl is finished off with an invisible join technique. For a color change tutorial please scroll to the end of this post.

R1: Leave a 5 inch tail of yarn and ch 121, beg in 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each ch across. [120 sc]

Bring the 2 ends of R1 together without twisting the strand, then begin R2. You do not need to sl st to join.

R2: 1 sc in the BL of each sc across, sl st to the first dc to join. [120 sc]

R3: Ch 3 and 2 dc in the first sc. Ch 1, sk 3 sc. *3 dc in the next sc, ch 1, sk 3 sc**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [90 dc, 30 ch1sp]

R4-32: Sl st in the next dc, sl st in the ch1sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 long dc in the center dc 2 rounds before, 1 dc in the ch1sp, ch 1. *Sk 3 dc, 1 dc in the next ch1sp, 1 long dc in the center dc 2 rounds before, 1 dc in the ch1sp, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [90 dc, 30 ch1sp]

R33:  Sl st in the next dc, sl st in the ch1sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 long dc in the center dc 2 rounds before, 1 dc in the ch1sp, ch 1. *Sk 3 dc, 1 dc in the next ch1sp, 1 long dc in the center dc 2 rounds before, 1 dc in the ch1sp, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [90 dc, 30 ch1sp]

R34: 1 sc in each of the first 3 dc, sk the ch1sp, 1 long dc in the center dc 2 rounds before. *1 sc in each of the next 3 dc, sk the ch1sp, 1 long dc in the center dc 2 rounds before**. Rep from * to ** around. [90 sc, 30 dc]

R35-36: 1 sc in the BL of each dc across. [120 sc]

Finishing Instructions

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. Use a whipstitch technique to close the small gap left at the beginning of R1.

A Note About Color Changes

The pattern is written as though you are working in a single color of yarn. To make color changes, after you slip stitch to join at the end of a round, finish off the color.  Join a new color of yarn in the next ch1sp with a standing dc. You may substitute a slip stitch to join and ch 3. This will then count as the first dc of the round.

Since you are joining your new yarn color directly into the ch1sp, you will need to skip the:  sl st in the next dc, sl st in the ch1sp part of the instructions. Here’s what it looks like when we work in a single color yarn:

Working in a single color slip stitch to the ch1sp to begin the next round. Oombawka Design Crochet

 

So, when we change colors and join directly into the ch1sp we don’t need to slip stitch over to it.
So you will Skip
: “Sl st in the next dc, sl st in the ch1sp.” Then follow the pattern as written until you decide to change colors again.

 

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