Is there anything more classic than the Houndstooth pattern? I’m absolutely in love with this timeless, textured fabric, so what could be better than recreating it in crochet? This quick and simple Houndstooth Crochet Cowl uses only basic stitches to build up the pattern and can easily be adapted to create a longer cowl or scarf. Or you could use the pattern repeat in your own projects and create Houndstooth garments, homewear and more.
Whether you choose the quintessential black and white colour scheme, or experiment with colours, this is one classy crochet cowl that you’re going to want to wear all Autumn and Winter long.
MATERIALS & TOOLS
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK in 2 colours (Colour A, Colour B)
This pattern is written in UK terms.
TERMS & ABBREVIATIONS
Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through.
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.
Treble Crochet(s): tr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
Slip stitch (sl-st): Insert hook, yarn over, pull through both stitch and loop on hook.
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PIN FOR LATER
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HOUNDSTOOTH CROCHET COWL PATTERN
To change colours, start your tr crochet as normal. When you are about to pull through your last 2 loops on the hook, drop your working colour and draw through the new colour. You will be carrying over the old colour by laying it along the top of the work.
You can obviously make this in any length and width you like. For my project, I chained 30 (plus 1) and did 72 rows.
Foundation: To begin, chain in multiples of 2, plus 1 for turning.
Row one: dc into 2nd chain from the hook, tr into next stitch. Alternate between a dc and a tr until the end of the chain. You will finish on a tr (do not complete the stitch as you will be changing colours- see instructions above) chain 2 and turn.
Repeat row one until you get to your desired size.
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AnyaSeptember 13, 2020 at 10:01 am
Is there a way to join the two sides? Whip stitch?
BellaCocoTeamSeptember 15, 2020 at 7:48 am
If you watch the tutorial it will show you how to do this at 8:04 🙂
AnyaSeptember 13, 2020 at 10:03 am
What are the finished measurements?
BellaCocoTeamSeptember 15, 2020 at 7:49 am
You can obviously make this in any length and width you like. For my project, I chained 30 (plus 1) and did 72 rows 🙂
Emily PowellApril 7, 2021 at 2:43 pm
How much yarn is needed for this pattern?
BellaCocoTeamApril 8, 2021 at 6:15 pm
This would depend on the type of yarn you use, your hook size and your personal tension 🙂