Leafing Summer Crochet Cowl

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The Leafing Summer Cowl is the perfect crochet pattern for that single skein of special yarn in your stash. If that special skein is 300 yards, then you’ll be set. If it’s 274 yards like the single skein I used, then you’ll need just a little bit of a coordinating color to complete this cowl.

The Leafing Summer Cowl was inspired by a single skein of Farmers Daughter Fibers Juicy DK in Coneflower. I bought this squish-tastic skein during the first Fiber Focused Retreat at the end of August, and I was so excited to make something with it.

I’m sure you’ve learned that a hat or cowl is the best way to use a single skein of yarn, so I headed over to Google after my friend Lynette shared (during Stitchin’ Time) that she was working on a pattern with a repeating leaf stitch made from post stitches. I loved the idea of the texture of the leaf and how it is raised above the fabric!

Once I found a chart for the leaf stitch, I had to put the Courtney spin on it, and changed up the appearance just a little bit. Also, I didn’t want to repeat the leaf too many times, as post stitches can be yarn eaters, and I am determined to always win at yarn chicken. For this pattern, I created my first “full length” video to ensure that everyone succeeds in making the Leafing Summer Cowl. 😬🙂

The Leafing Summer Cowl is made sideways with a few leaves, and the edging and seam are created in one piece to leave just one end to weave in (minus the ends of the leaves 😅)

YARN

For the Leafing Summer Cowl, I used Farmers Daughter Fibers Juicy DK that I grabbed during the Fiber Focused Retreat. It’s a great squishy weight 3 yarn that’s 274 yards in each hank. The color way Coneflower is wonderfully autumn with shades of burgundy, orange, cream and a dark taupe. This yarn screamed to become a cowl to show all of the colors. As much as I wanted the leaves 🍁 to be in the same color way, it was better to use a contrasting color to make the leaves stand out. This yarn was truly a pleasure to work with, and I wished I had grabbed a second hank or more. It would occasionally split, but that’s expected with s-twist yarns.

For the leaf, I chose to use some WeCrochet Swish DK in Marina from my stash. The contrast of color was perfect against the shades or orange and red. Swish DK is a super soft yarn to work with, and the richness of color is amazing too. I definitely recommend this yarn to be in your stash for accessory and garment patterns, especially because it’s super affordable for a 100% superwash merino wool.

Look at those colors! 😍

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Materials

  • MC: Farmers Daughter Fibers Juicy DK (100% super wash merino, 274 yds/ 250.55 m; 3.5 oz/ 100 g): 1 skein in Coneflower 
  • CC: WeCrochet Swish DK, weight #3, (100% fine superwash merino, 123 yds/ 112.5 m, 1.75 oz/ 50 g): 47 yds or 19 g in Marina
  • US G+/7 (4.50 mm) hook or hook to meet gauge I used my Furls Crochet Streamline Swirl Pride hook.
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • Measuring Tape

GAUGE

14 dc x 8.5 rows = 4” x 4” [10 cm x 10 cm]

SIZES

14” tall x 22.5” wide [22.5 cm tall x 57 cm]

PATTERN KEY

  • BPdc: back post double crochet
  • BPdc2tog: back post double crochet 2 together
  • Btw: between
  • CC: contrast color
  • Ch: chain
  • Cnr: corner
  • CSDC: chainless starting double crochet
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Fdc: foundation double crochet
  • FPdc: front post double crochet
  • FPdc2tog: front post double crochet 2 together
  • FO: fasten off
  • M: stitch marker(s)
  • MC: main color
  • Prev: previous
  • Rem: remain(s) 
  • Rep: repeat
  • RS: right side
  • Sl st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Sp: space(s)
  • St(s): stitch(es)
  • Sk: skip
  • WS: wrong side
  • YO: yarn over

SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

CSDC: pull up a loop that is row height, holding loop in place and wrap yarn around hook (YO), insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] twice

BPdc2tog: *YO, insert hook from back to front to back around next st, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook) *; rep from * to *, YO, pull through all 3 loops

FPdc2tog: *YO, insert hook from front to back to front around next st, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops*; rep from * to *, YO, pull through all loops

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Intermediate

NOTES
  • Pattern is written US terms.
  • Read the entire pattern before beginning.
  • The Leafing Summer Cowl is made in 2 parts: Body and Edging & Seam.
  • This is made side to side.
  • When completing the BPdc2tog and FPdc2tog, work around the entire post of the previous BPdc2tog or FPdc2tog.

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INSTRUCTIONS

Body

Row 1: With MC, 48 fdc, turn

Row 2: CSDC in first st, dc in each st, turn – 48 dc

Row 3 (RS): CSDC in first st, dc in next 23 sts; with CC and working btw the next 2 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc); with MC, dc in next 24 sts, turn  – 50 dc, 1 ch

Row 4 (WS): CSDC in first st, dc in next 23 sts; with CC, BPdc around next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1, BPdc around next st; with MC, dc in next 24 sts, turn  – 50 dc, 1 ch, 2 BPdc

Row 5: CSDC in first st, dc in next 23 sts; with CC, FPdc around next 2 sts, (ch 1, dc, ch 1) in ch-1, FPdc around next 2 sts; with MC, dc in next 24 sts, turn  – 49 dc, 2 ch, 4 FPdc

Row 6: CSDC in first st, dc in next 23 sts; with CC, BPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next ch-1, (BPdc, ch 1, BPdc) around next st, dc in next ch-1, BPdc around next 2 sts; with MC, dc in next 24 sts, turn  – 50 dc, 1 ch, 6 BPdc

Row 7: CSDC in first st, dc in next 23 sts; with CC, FPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next st, FPdc around next st, (ch 1, dc, ch 1) in ch-1, FPdc around next st, dc in next st, FPdc around next 2 sts; with MC, dc in next 24 sts, turn  – 51 dc, 2 ch, 6 FPdc

Row 8: CSDC in first st, dc in next 23 sts; with CC, BPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next st, BPdc around next st, dc in next ch-1, (BPdc, ch 1, BPdc) around next st, dc in next ch-1, BPdc around next st, dc in next st, BPdc around next 2 sts; with MC, dc in next 24 sts, turn  – 52 dc, 1 ch, 8 BPdc

Row 9: CSDC in first st, dc in next 23 sts; with CC, FPdc around next 6 sts, sk ch-1, FPdc around next 6 sts; with MC, dc in next 24 sts, turn  – 48 dc, 12 FPdc

Row 10: CSDC in first st, dc in next 23 sts; with CC, BPdc2tog around next 2 sts, BPdc around next 8 sts, BPdc2tog around next 2 sts; with MC, dc in next 24 sts, turn  – 48 dc, 10 BPdc

Row 11: CSDC in first st, dc in next 23 sts; with CC, FPdc2tog around next 2 sts, FPdc around next 6 sts, FPdc2tog around next 2 sts; with MC, dc in next 24 sts, turn  – 48 dc, 8 FPdc

Row 12: CSDC in first st, dc in next 23 sts; with CC, BPdc2tog around next 2 sts, BPdc around next 4 sts, BPdc2tog around next 2 sts; with MC, dc in next 24 sts, turn  – 48 dc, 6 BPdc

Row 13: CSDC in first st, dc in next 23 sts; with CC, FPdc2tog, FPdc around next 2 sts, FPdc2tog; with MC, dc in next 24 sts, turn  – 48 dc, 4 FPdc

Row 14: CSDC in first st, dc in next 23 sts; with CC, BPdc2tog 2 times; with MC, dc in next 24 sts, turn  – 48 dc, 2 BPdc

Row 15: CSDC in first st, dc in next 23 sts; with CC, FPdc2tog, FO CC; with MC, dc in next 24 sts, turn  – 48 dc, 1 FPdc 

Row 16: With MC, CSDC in first st, dc in next 23 sts, sk next st, dc in next 24 sts, turn – 48 dc

Rows 17-18: CSDC in first st, dc in each st, turn – 48 dc

Rows 19-34: Rep Rows 3-18

Rows 35-48: Rep Rows 3-16

Edging and Seam

Rnd 1: Turn piece to work along the side and with MC, *ch 1, evenly sc to next cnr*; fold piece in half with RS touching, sl st to join to first sc; working through both fabrics, sc in each st to next cnr; rep from * to *, sl st to join, FO

Note: The CC can be used for the Edging and Seam if there is not an adequate amount of the MC. The sc along each side can be made in CC and the MC used to seam.

Finishing

  1. Weave in all ends. 
  2. Block, if a flat surface is preferred.

Check out this video!

https://youtu.be/1F9XqDGAAsk

November Gift Blog Hop

I’m excited to share that I’m today’s featured designer in E’Claire Makery’s November Gift Blog Hop! I think this is a great way to settle into the weekend after US Thanksgiving, which I hope was full of delicious food and connection with your family.

In order to get the Leafing Summer Cowl for free, be sure to get the coupon code from E’Claire Makery (by clicking the picture above), and then click the button below to head over to Ravelry to get the PDF between 11:59pm PST on Friday, November 26 until 11:59pm PST on Saturday, November 27, 2021.

Who are you gifting this cowl to? Or will you keep it for yourself?

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  1. Hi Courtney, Just letting you know that the coupon code for today is not working says it has already been redeemed. Thank you for checking into it.

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