Open Spaces Cowl Pattern

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This lovely cowl pattern was designed by Dianne of Same DiNamics as part of our Scarf of the Month Club 2018, for August. With beautiful lacy sections and a feminine style, the Open Spaces Cowl will be a great fall accent for your wardrobe. This beautiful cowl is crocheted using 1 ball of yarn and a 6 mm (J) crochet hook.

Open Spaces Cowl designed by Dianne of Same DiNamics

Open Spaces Cowl Pattern

Designed by Dianne of Same DiNamics

Made using one skein of yarn, the Open Spaces Cowl will become a go to project for when you want a quick and easy project to work on. You can also turn this cowl into a scarf by continuing the easy and repetitive pattern until your desired length.

It’s a great fall cowl that will look great with your favorite sweater.

Open Spaces Cowl designed by Dianne of Same DiNamics


  •      Yarn – Cascade 220 Superwash, 100% superwash wool, 220 yards. It is listed as a #3/#4 weight yarn but it feels more like a worsted weight to me.
  •      Hook – J/6mm hook
  •      Notions – needle for weaving in ends, blocking board and pins for blocking (optional)


34” L x 7 ½” W


Not necessarily important for this project.

Stitch Abbreviation

Ch – chain; st(s) – stitch(es); sk – skip; sp(s) – space(s); ea – each; sc – single crochet; dc – double crochet; Fsc – foundation single crochet

Special Stitches

Fsc (Foundation Single Crochet)ch2, (does not count as st), insert hook into first ch, yo, pull up loop (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through one loop (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through both loops, one Fsc made. See video tutorial here from Moogly.

V-st – dc, ch2, dc in the same st.

Post V-st – dc, ch2, dc around the post of the stitch of the previous row. In this case, it will be the sc of the previous row.

Experience Level

Experienced Beginner

Pattern Notes

  •      Ch1 does not equal a st; place the sc in the same st as the ch1
  •      Ch3 equals a dc stitch
  •      Place your last st of each row on the top of the turning chain (the ch3) of the previous row.
  •      The stitch count will be shown in brackets < > at the end of each row.
  •      To make the Open Spaces Cowl longer, simply repeat the pattern to your desired length.
  •      To make your Open Spaces Cowl wider, the multiples for your starting Fsc are 10+2
  •      When repeating the pattern, Row 7 will act as the beginning of the pattern repeat. It is essentially replacing the Fsc. End your pattern repeat on a Row 6.

Pattern Instructions

Row 1: Fsc 32, turn.

Row 2: Ch3, 1 dc in ea st across, turn. <32 dc>

Row 3: Ch1, 1 sc in the same st and in ea st across, turn. <32 sc>

Row 4: Ch3, sk1 st, [Post V-st around the next st, sk 2 sts] 9x, Post V-st around the next, sk1 st, 1 dc in the last st, turn. <2 dc, 10 Post V-sts>

Row 5: Ch3, V-st in ea ch-2 sp across, 1 dc in the last st, turn. <2 dc, 10 V-sts>

Row 6: Ch1, 1 sc in the same st, 1 sc in ea st and 1 sc in ea ch-2 sp across, turn. <32 sc>

Row 7: Ch1, 1 sc in the same st and in ea st across, turn. <32 sc>

Rows 8 – 81: Repeat rows 2-7, ending in a row 6.


Optional – Because I used 100% Superwash wool, I opted to block my cowl before seaming to open up and relax the stitches. You don’t have to block your cowl if you use acrylic yarn.

Seaming – Bring both ends together and seam using a mattress stitch, or your favorite seaming method. Alternatively, if you made your Open Spaces Cowl longer and into a scarf, you don’t have to seam it.

Designer Dianne HuntThis lovely cowl was designed by Dianne of Same DiNamics. If you would like to purchase a PDF copy of this design it is available on Ravelry here.

Dianne Hunt is the owner of Same DiNamics Crochet. Dianne has been crocheting since 2012, when she started on her crocheting adventure with a friend and fellow crocheter. In 2015, Dianne decided to give her hand at designing and has been designing ever since. Sign up for Same DiNamics Crochet’s monthly newsletter to keep up to date on new pattern releases and other crochet related discussions. You can also join her Facebook Group where you can be part of a community that loves and enjoys crocheting. Other ways you can follow Same DiNamics Crochet are via Twitter, Google+, Ravelry, and Pinterest.

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