Description: The Crochet Cable Stitch Hooded Cowl combines the cozy warmth of a cowl with the stylish texture of cable stitches. The cable stitches create a woven, braided appearance that adds depth and interest to the cowl. The addition of a hood makes this accessory perfect for colder weather, providing extra protection for your head and neck.
- Worsted weight yarn in your chosen color
- Crochet hook appropriate for your yarn weight
- Cable needle (to hold stitches for cable work)
- Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)
- ch: chain
- st(s): stitch(es)
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- dc: double crochet
- FPdc: front post double crochet
- BPdc: back post double crochet
Pattern: Note: This pattern assumes you have basic crochet skills and familiarity with cable stitches.
- Chain a multiple of stitches that fits comfortably around your neck. Join the last chain to the first with a slip stitch to form a ring.
- Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around. Join with a slip stitch to the first sc. (Make sure not to twist your stitches when joining.)
- Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), hdc in the next st, ch 1, skip next st, repeat * to * around. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning ch-2.
- Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc and ch-1 space around. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning ch-2.
Cable Stitch Pattern: 5. Note: The cable pattern typically involves working a set of stitches out of order to create the braided effect. This pattern is simplified for explanation.
- Front Cross Cable (C6F):
- Skip the next 3 sts, dc into the next 3 sts.
- Then go back and dc into the skipped 3 sts.
- Back Cross Cable (C6B):
- Dc into the next 3 sts.
- Skip the next 3 sts, then dc into the skipped 3 sts.
- Repeat the Front Cross and Back Cross cables as desired for your design.
Hood: 9. To create the hood, continue the cable pattern for the desired height, gradually decreasing the number of cables to shape the hood.
- Create a rectangle of the desired size, ending with the cable pattern on the last row.
- Seam the two short ends of the rectangle together to form the hood.
Finishing: 12. Attach the hood to the cowl by sewing or crocheting the top edge of the hood to the inside of the cowl.
- Weave in any remaining yarn ends.
Remember that this is a basic pattern outline. You can customize the size, stitch count, and complexity of the cables to match your preferences. Always read through the pattern thoroughly before starting, and if needed, practice the cable stitch on a small swatch before working on the full cowl and hood. Enjoy creating your Crochet Cable Stitch Hooded Cowl!