Red Heart Reflective Color Block Cowl

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by Lorene Eppolite, Red Heart

Red Heart Reflective Color Block Cowl

This crochet cowl will work up quickly and be worn whenever you want to keep your neck warm and cozy. Choose your favorite color of this reflective yarn.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 10 hdc and 6 rows (4 inch) to crochet a cowl that measures approximately 11 inch wide x 26 inch around. Save time, check your gauge. If the hook listed under supplies does not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Special Abbreviation: Fhdc (Foundation half double crochet) = This technique eliminates the need for a foundation chain by combining a chain and a half double crochet into a single stitch. First st: Ch 3, yarn over, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook, yarn over, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook); yarn over, draw through 1 loop – ch portion of st made (it may be helpful to insert a stitch marker); yarn over, draw through all 3 loops – Fhdc complete. Remaining sts: Yarn over, insert hook under two strands of ch portion of previous st, yarn over, draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through 1 loop, yarn over, draw through all 3 loops. Notes: The first two chs of each row count as a hdc. To change color, work hdc until 3 loops are left on hook, drop first color; pick up new color, yarn over, draw new color through all 3 loops to complete st. Cut first color, leaving an end for weaving in later.
  • 2
    Row 1 (Right Side): With Neon Yellow, Fhdc 28 times. (Optional: Ch 30, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across instead.) – 28 sts. Row 2: Ch 2, turn; hdc in next st and each st across – 28 hdc. Rows 3-4: Repeat Row 2; change to Purple in last hdc. Rows 5-9: Repeat Row 2; change to Neon Yellow in last hdc. Rows 10-14: Repeat Row 2; change to Purple in last hdc. Rows 15-39: Repeat Rows 5-14 twice, then repeat Rows 5-9 once to make 8 sections with alternating colors; change to Neon Yellow in last hdc. Row 40: Repeat Row 2, do not fasten off.
  • 3
    Finishing: Holding right sides together, slip st across ends to join; fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart Reflective Yarn Neon Yellow 104798072
  • Red Heart Reflective Yarn Purple 104798079
  • Susan Bates Bamboo Handle Silvalume Crochet Hook K-10.5/6.5 mm 104236436
  • Susan Bates Split Lock Stitch Count Markers 104236460
  • Yarn Needle
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