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Fall is in the air! This means cooler temps and US holiday season. As a crocheter, this means gift making too.

The Pine Trees Cowl is a must-make this holiday gift-making season because it requires less then one skein of yarn, and has a fun surprise (that can be skipped).

This crochet cowl idea was born out of the need for a quick crochet item that can be made within a week. A lot of us will be crocheting long hours into the night or waking early in order to make some amazing gifts for loved ones this holiday season.

You’ll love that this stitch pattern looks like little trees, especially if you add beads and a bow, like I did for a touch of Christmas.

I have to give all credit to one of my yarn besties, Stacy, for the idea to add beads to the cowl. It took some experimenting to get the look right, and I’m happy with how it turned out.

Does it get any funner than adding beads to your crochet? I had a blast adding beads to the Sand to Sea Shawl, and this one is easier and quicker.

If you choose to add beads and a bow, it only requires a few, and you can choose whatever size bead will slide over a crochet hook, if you don’t want to pre-string the beads. And the bow is super easy with jut a few yard of crochet thread.

If you’re not into beads, the Pine Trees Cowl looks great without them and can be made in any color of yarn for anyone to wear, and quick enough to make a few in different colors to match your favorite long sleeve tops and sweaters.

Yarn

I grabbed some Lion Brand Basic Stitch Premium from my stash in Ivy because it’s the perfect shade of green that reminded me of Christmas trees.

It’s a soft, but sturdy premium acrylic yarn that comes in 15 rich colors of 219 yards per 100 g, which is enough to make a wider and taller cowl per skein.

Construction

I love using foundation stitches in my crochet designs and minimizing visible seams. The Pine Trees Cowl uses foundation stitches in the round, so no more sewing the gap with the tail, and uses the chainless starting double crochet to create an almost invisible seam.

I chose to work in the round for this cowl with the modified pine trees stitch, so that it would look seamless and not bulky where the two ends would be sewn together. The seamless look allows the open spaces to show up clearly so you can show off any side of the cowl.

If you love this fun stitch, check out these patterns

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Materials
GAUGE

1.75 repeats = 4 in. [10 cm]; 2.33 row repeats = 4 in [10 cm]

14 sts = 4 in. [10 cm]; 8 rows = 4 in. [10 cm]

FINISHED SIZE

28 in [71 cm] circumference x 11 in. [28 cm] tall

PATTERN KEY
  • Ch: chain
  • CSDC: chainless starting double crochet
  • fdc: foundation double crochet
  • FO: fasten off
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • sk: skip
  • YO: yarn over
SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES
  • CSDC: pull up a loop, holding loop in place and wrap yarn around hook (yarn over), insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] twice
  • Join in fdc: For final fdc, yarn over and insert hook through foundation chain of last st made, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), insert hook through foundation of first st (starting ch-3), yarn over and pull through two loops (3 loops on hook), [yarn over, pull through two loops] twice, sl st to 3rd ch to join
  • Add bead: Remove larger hook from loop; using smaller hook, pick up a bead, place hook with bead through the loop, slide bead down onto loop, remove smaller hook from loop, place larger hook in loop, tighten loop on hook and bead, complete next st as instructed.
EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Easy

NOTES
  • Pattern is written US terms.
  • Read the entire pattern before beginning.
  • Cowl is worked in turned rounds.
  • CSDC counts as a stitch for all rows.
  • The Pony beads are used to create a Christmas tree, and the beads are added as you work following Add bead instructions in Specialty Stitches & Techniques. Beads can be pre-strung before beginning, if preferred. 
  • The size of the cowl can be adjusted by creating a foundation row that is a multiple of 8.

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INSTRUCTIONS

Round 1: Fdc 104, sl st to join following Join fdc instructions, turn

Round 2: CSDC in first st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, *dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts; repeat from * 11 more times, sl st to join, turn – 104 sts

Round 3: CSDC in first st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts; repeat from *11 more times, sl st to join, turn – 104 sts

Round 4: CSDC in first st, sk next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, sk next st, *dc in next st, sk next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, sk next st; repeat from * 11 more times, sl st to join, turn – 104 sts

Round 5-10: Repeat Rounds 2-4 twice.

Note: If not adding beads, repeat Rounds 2-4 four more times, then follow instructions for finishing. 

Round 11: CSDC in first st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, *dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts**; repeat from * to ** 5 more times, dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st; add bead, ch 2, sk next 3 sts, dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 3 sts; add bead; 3 dc in next sts, ch 2, sk next 3 sts; repeat from * to ** 4 more times, sl st to join, turn – 104 sts

Round 12: CSDC in first st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts**; repeat from * to ** 2 more times, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; add bead, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st, add bead, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts; repeat from * to ** 7 more times, sl st to join, turn – 104 sts

Round 13: CSDC in first st, sk next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, sk next st, *dc in next st, sk next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, sk next st**; repeat from * to ** 6 more times, add bead, dc in next st,  sk next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, sk next st; repeat from * to ** 4 more times,sl st to join, turn – 104 sts

Round 14-22: Repeat Rounds 2-4 three times

Optional Bow

With a small amount of thread, ch 40, FO

  • Tie a knot on each end, and cut close to each knot.

Finishing

Sew in all ends, trim excess.

Take thread chain and weave behind st in middle of beads; tie into a bow.

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The Pine Trees Cowl is a quick, one skein, free crochet pattern. It’s available in one size , but can be adjusted for different sizes. This is a great cowl to gift and make in any color for the whole family.

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