Silent Night Bandana Cowl

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This beautifully light-weight bandana cowl is crocheted with 1 skein of Whims Merino DK weight yarn and a 4 mm (G) hook.

Silent Night Bandana Cowl Rhondda Mol

The yarn and hook used in this project were given to me by Furls Crochet.

Silent Night Bandana Cowl Pattern

Supplies

Difficulty Level

EASY-INTERMEDIATE

Finished Size

Cowl width is approximately 40 inches and 17 inches tall to the point.

Gauge

3 dc worked in pattern in 1 inch and 2 dc rows per inch after blocking
You can substitute any yarn and hook for this project – 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.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

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  • beg – beginning
  • ch – chain
  • ch1sp – chain 1 space
  • ch3sp – chain 3 space
  • ch4sp – chain 4 space
  • dc – double crochet
  • R – row
  • RS – right side
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • WS – wrong side
  • * to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain 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

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Notes

Silent Night Bandana Cowl Designed by Rhondda Mol

Silent Night Bandana Cowl Written Pattern

This shawl is crocheted back and forth in rows, beginning at the bottom point.


Using your 4 mm (G) hook (or size required for gauge) and leaving an 8-10 inch yarn tail:

R1: Ch 3, sl st to the first ch to create a ring, sl st into the ring and ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). Work 2 more dc into the ring. Turn. [3 dc]

R2: (Ch 3, 2 dc) in the first dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 3 dc in the last dc. Turn. [6 dc, 1 ch1sp]

R3: (Ch 3, 2 dc) in the first dc, ch 3, sk 2 dc, 1 dc in ch1sp. Ch 3, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in the last dc. Turn.  [7 dc, 2 ch3sp]

R4: (Ch 3, 2 dc) in the first dc, ch 3, sk 2 dc, 1 sc in ch3sp, 1 sc in dc, 1 sc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in the last dc. Turn.  [3 sc, 6 dc, 2 ch3sp]

R5: (Ch 3, 2 dc) in the first dc, ch 3, sk 2 dc, 1 sc in ch3sp, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, 1 sc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in the last dc. Turn.  [5 sc, 6 dc, 2 ch3sp]

R6: (Ch 3, 2 dc) in the first dc, ch 1, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, ch 3, sk 1 sc, 3 dc in ch3sp, ch 1, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in the last dc. Turn. [3 sc, 12 dc, 2 ch1sp, 2 ch3sp]

R7: (Ch 3, 2 dc) in the first dc, ch 3, sk 2 dc, 1 dc in ch1sp, ch 3, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 1 sc, 1 dc in the next sc, ch 3, sk 1 sc, 3 dc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 3 dc, 1 dc in ch1sp, ch 3, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in the last dc. Turn. [15 dc, 6 ch3sp]

R8: (Ch 3, 2 dc) in the first dc, ch 3, sk 2 dc, 1 sc in ch3sp, 1 sc in dc, 1 sc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in ch3sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 3 dc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 3 dc, 1 sc in ch3sp, 1 sc in dc, 1 sc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in the last dc. Turn. [6 sc, 12 dc, 1 ch1sp, 4 ch3sp]

R9: (Ch 3, 2 dc) in the first dc, ch 3, sk 2 dc, *1 sc in ch3sp, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, 1 sc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in ch1sp, ch 3, sk 3 dc**. Rep from * to ** across to the second last ch3sp of the row.  1 sc in ch3sp, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, 1 sc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in last dc. Turn.  [10 sc, 9 dc, 4 ch3sp]

R10: (Ch 3, 2 dc) in the first dc, ch 1, sk 2 dc, *3 dc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, ch 3, sk 1 sc, 3 dc in ch3sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc**. Rep from * to ** across to the second last ch3sp. 3 dc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, ch 3, sk 1 sc, 3 dc in ch3sp, ch 1, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in the last dc. Turn. [6 sc, 18 dc, 3 ch1sp, 4 ch3sp]

R11: (Ch 3, 2 dc) in the first dc, ch 3, sk 2 dc, *1 dc in ch1sp, ch 3, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 1 sc, 1 dc in the next sc, ch 3, sk 1 sc, 3 dc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 3 dc**. Rep from * to ** across to the last ch1sp.  1 dc in ch1sp, ch 3, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in the last dc. Turn. [23 dc, 10 ch3sp]

R12: (Ch 3, 2 dc) in the first dc, ch 3, sk 2 dc, *1 sc in ch3sp, 1 sc in dc, 1 sc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in ch3sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 3 dc in next ch3sp, ch 3, sk 3 dc**. Rep from * to ** across to the second last ch3sp of the row.  1 sc in ch3sp, 1 sc in dc, 1 sc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in last dc. Turn. [9 sc, 18 dc, 2 ch1sp, 6 ch3sp]

R13: (Ch 3, 2 dc) in the first dc, ch 3, sk 2 dc, *1 sc in ch3sp, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, 1 sc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in ch1sp, ch 3, sk 3 dc**. Rep from * to ** across to the second last ch3sp of the row. 1 sc in ch3sp, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, 1 sc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in last dc. Turn. [15 sc, 12 dc, 6 ch3sp]

R14: (Ch 3, 2 dc) in the first dc, ch 1, sk 2 dc, *3 dc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, ch 3, sk 1 sc, 3 dc in ch3sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc**. Rep from * to ** across to the second last ch3sp. 3 dc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, ch 3, sk 1 sc, 3 dc in ch3sp, ch 1, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in the last dc. Turn. [9 sc, 24 dc, 4 ch1sp, 6 ch3sp]

R15: (Ch 3, 2 dc) in the first dc, ch 3, sk 2 dc, *1 dc in ch1sp, ch 3, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 1 sc, 1 dc in the next sc, ch 3, sk 1 sc, 3 dc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 3 dc**. Rep from * to ** across to the last ch1sp.  1 dc in ch1sp, ch 3, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in the last dc. Turn. [31 dc, 14 ch3sp]

R16: (Ch 3, 2 dc) in the first dc, ch 3, sk 2 dc, *1 sc in ch3sp, 1 sc in dc, 1 sc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in ch3sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 3 dc in the next ch3sp, ch 3, sk 3 dc**. Rep from * to ** across to the second last ch3sp. 1 sc in ch3sp, 1 sc in dc, 1 sc in ch3sp, ch 3, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in the last dc. Turn. [12 sc, 24 dc, 3 ch1sp, 8 ch3sp]

Rep R9-R16: 7 times

R73: Rep R9. [90 sc, 57 dc, 36 ch3sp]

R74: Rep R10. [54 sc, 114 dc, 19 ch1sp, 36 ch3sp]

R75: Rep R11. [151 dc, 74 ch3sp]R76: Rep R12. [57 sc, 114 dc, 18 ch1sp, 38 ch3sp]

Silent Night Bandana Cowl Edging

The first part of the edging is worked across R76.

Ch 1, 1 sc in the first dc, ch 3, sk 1 dc, 1 sc in the next dc, ch 4, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in the next sc, ch 4, sk 1 sc, *1 sc in ch3sp, ch 4, sk 3 dc, 1 sc in ch1sp, ch 4, sk 3 dc, 1 sc in ch3sp, ch 4, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in the next sc, ch 4, sk 1 sc**, across to the last 3 dc. 1 sc in next dc, ch 3, sk 1 dc, 1 sc in last dc.

First Corner Silent Night Bandana Cowl

Ch 3, rotate to work across the side edge. We will work 1 sc in the top of each dc (either a dc st or a ch 3) across the edge of the project, skipping the top of the ch 3 just worked into.

Center Point Close Up


*1 sc in the next dc, ch 3**. Rep from * to ** across  to the corner. 1 sc in the tip of the shawl, in the initial ch-3 loop. 

Ch 3, rotate to work across the side edge. *1 sc in the next dc, ch 3**. Rep from * to ** across to the corner. 1 sl st in the top of the initial sc of the edging. Finish off.

Silent Night Bandana Cowl Closure

Place the Silent Night Bandana Cowl on a flat surface with the WS facing up. Fold the left side of the shawl over, on top of the right side of the shawl, matching up the stitches. 

Now, we are going to create the neck opening for the cowl. You can either sew this together afterward, or add a button to use as the closure.

We will make the neck opening 20 inches. See the below image for placement of the 2 stitch markers (approximately 10 inches in from the 2 side points). 

Stitch Markers

Now with the RS facing, sew a button in position as shown below. 

Button Placement

Finish off.

Optional Reinforcement of button hole loop:

Reinforce button hole
Reinforced Button Hole

I chose to reinforce the outer stitches of the place where I wanted my button to join. With your 4 mm (G) hook, join in the sc that falls to the right of the stitch marker, with a standing sc. Work 4 sc in the ch4sp and 1 sc in the next sc.   Finish off.

Button Closed

Silent Night Bandana Cowl Finishing Instructions

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  • Weave in any remaining ends securely.
  • I used eucalan to ‘wash’ my project and gently blocked it.
20 Inch Neck Opening

This beautifully soft and light-weight bandana cowl can be styled in many ways. Wear it simply, securing it with a button closure; or pin it with your favorite brooch for a more romantic vintage look.

Bandana Cowl Closeup

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2 Comments

  1. This pattern is a very nice drapey open stitch that’s beautiful. It looks like it might even work for a throw perhaps. Some cowls are tight and bulky which isn’t suitable for where I live, so this really appeals to me.