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Bandana Style Cowl by Veronika Cromwell

Updated October 16, 2023
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This week I am welcoming guest designer Veronika Cromwell from @bluestarcrochet to the blog with her beautiful Bandana Style Cowl.

“As this is a guest post, Bella Coco Crochet is unable to answer any queries. If you have a question, please contact the designer directly and they will be happy to help you.”

Materials and Tools needed

West Yorkshire Spinners ReTreat yarn x 1 ball in Harmony; chunky roving yarn; 140m per 100g ball

7 mm crochet hook

Yarn needle

Scissors

Notes and gauge

Your finished cowl should measure 18 cm height x 66 cm circumference

The cowl is worked flat in rows with a point created at the front and decreases worked at each end.

You start with creating L shaped piece which is sewn together at the end to create a round cowl.

Bandana Cowl Diagram
Bandana Cowl Diagram
Tension

11 sts x 8 rows = 10 cm measured over herringbone stitch

Skill level

Beginner

Stitches and Abbreviations

Pattern written in UK terms

yoh– yarn over

st(s): – stitch

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

ch-sp(s): – chain space

Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through

Slip Stitch(s): sl st: Insert hook, yarn over pull through stitch and loop on hook

Double Crochet(s): dc(s): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Half Treble Crochet(s): htr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining three loops.

HBtr(s): – herringbone treble crochet stitch- yoh, insert hook into next st, pull up loop, pull the loop through 1 loop on hook, yoh, pull through 1 loop on hook, yoh and pull through 2 loops on hook

HBtr2tog(s): – work the following stitches together using herringbone treble crochet stitch- (yoh, insert hook into next st, pull up loop, pull the loop through 1 loop on hook, yoh, pull through 1 loop on hook) twice, yoh and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.

Pattern

Chain 73.

Row 1: starting in 3rd ch from hook, 35 HBtr, (1 HBtr, 2 ch, 1 HBtr) in next st, HBtr to end, turn. 72 HBtr

Bandana Cowl by Veronica Cromwell
Bandana Cowl by Veronica Cromwell

Row 2: 2 ch (does not count as a st here and throughout), starting with the st at the bottom of 2 ch, 1 HBtr2tog, HBtr across to next 2 ch-sp, (1 HBtr, 2 ch, 1 HBtr) in next 2 ch-sp, HBtr across to last 2 sts, 1 HBtr2tog, turn. 70 HBtr

Repeat Row 2 another 13 times or until you reach desired height.

Fold the L shape piece in half along the 2 ch-sp (the broken line in the sketch) with WS facing and sew or slip stitch the two edges together. Sew in all ends and turn RS out.

Folded Bandana Cowl
Folded Bandana Cowl
Finished L Shape Bandana
Finished L Shape Bandana

You can read my interview with Veronica over on my Instagram stories today.

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Bandana Cowl by Veronika Cromwell
 
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