DJC: Snow Day Mobius Crochet Cowl
- Manufacturer: Doris Chan
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Necessity is the mother of....a cowl design! I created this mobius on a Friday evening knowing I’d need something that I could wear while shoveling snow on Saturday. It wasn’t perfect, but it gave me enough dense coverage even in a lace stitch to provide welcome protection. My cowl stayed snugly twisted around my head and neck for the entire shoveling ordeal until I removed it.
Here, then, is the Snow Day Cowl, the prototype (unplanned) sample shown exactly as I sped through the crocheting of it that night, and a second (planned) sample in a solid color light worsted gauge with more generous proportions.
This crochet pattern is a mini-booklet that includes:
- tips for crocheting an all-in-one mobius scarf-cowl-hoodie-wrap in multiple gauges
- a stitch diagram
- special help section
Skill Level: The lace stitch pattern is easy to remember and not difficult to crochet, but turning the foundation into a continuous mobius round can be tricky. Just because it is lace, this pattern is rated Intermediate.
Size: 42” long by 12” wide as crocheted, pulled out to 44” long by 11” wide after wearing. See the Own It! Section in the pattern for making the proportions you prefer.
- Yarn: Original sample as shown: Plymouth Kudo; 55% cotton, 40% rayon, 5% silk; 3.5 oz (100 g)/198 yd (183 m); 2 hanks in #42 (approximately 4.75 oz, or 275 yd full/heavy worsted weight used). See the pattern's Own It! Section for information about alternate samples plus tips on yarn and weight substitution.
- Crochet Hook: US Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
- Stitch marker (split ring marker or safety pin or scrap of yarn)
- Yarn needle for weaving ends
- Ruler or tape measure
Gauge: Original sample, 12 sts (FDC or dc) = 4”, three pattern repeats (4 Vs or 4 shells) = 4”, four rows in stitch pattern = 2 1/2” as crocheted