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Stargazing Cowl

This pattern is the next in the stargazing series. The combination of star stitch and (coffee) beans is the perfect combination for stargazing on cold winter nights. This cowl is perfect for your cold evenings star watching over winter.An Ad-free PDF of the pattern is available in my Raverly Store. This Ad-free PDF provides a one colour and two colour version of the cowl. The free version only provides the singe colour pattern.

Stitches

  • CH: Chain
  • SC: Single Crochet
  • HDC: Half double crochet
  • Bean stitch: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull loop through. Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull loop through.  Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull loop through. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook. CH1.
  • First Star: To start a row, chain 3. Insert hook into 2nd chain from hook , yarn over and pull through, insert hook into third from hook yarn over and pull through, insert into the base stitch of the chain, yarn over and pull through. In the next stitch insert hook, yarn over and pull through, you will not have 5 loops on the hook. Insert into the next stitch, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook. CH1.
  • Remainder of Star Row: insert hook into the chain space, yarn over and pull through, insert hook into the last loop of previous star, yarn over and pull through, insert into base of previous star, yarn over and pull through, In the first stitch along insert hook, yarn over and pull through, you will not have 5 loops on the hook. Insert into next stitch, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook. CH1.If you are not familiar with star stitch follow tutorial steps 12 and 13.

Bean Stitch Tutorial

Star Stitch Tutorial

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What you need:

  • 270m Yarn weight 4/Worsted
  • Yarn Needle
  • Two buttons around 25-30mm diameter for the cowl only.
  • 5mm hook, or hook to match gauge.
    If the star and bean stitch rows are curling you may be working the Try changing up a hook size by 0.5-1mm.
  • Gauge:My 10 SC stitches by 10 rows has measured  8cm wide and 7.5 cm tall. Remember that you need some stretch in the band. 

Size:

The cowl measures 26.5” long and 5 ¾” wide. To make the cowl longer add more stitches to the foundation chain in multiples of two.

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Cowl Pattern

Foundation: CH90

R1:HDC in 3rd Chain from the hook, HDC across. CH1 and turn. [88HDC] RS

R2: Working in the 3rd loop of the HDC across, SC in each stitch. Turn. [88 SC]

R3: This row is star stitch. Follow the instructions in the stitches section. Star across. HDC in last stitch, CH1 and turn. [42 stars]

R4:In the eye of each star (CH1) 2 HDC in each stitch across. CH1 and turn. [88HDC]

R5:HDC in each stitch across. CH1 and turn. [88HDC]

R6:Working in the 3rd loop of the HDC across, SC in each stitch. Turn. [88 SC]

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R7: *Bean, SK* repeat across. CH1 and turn.[44 Beans]

R8: *Bean, SK* repeat across. CH1 and turn.[44 Beans]

R9: HDC  in each stitch across. CH1 and turn. [88 stitches]

R10: Working in the 3rd loop of the HDC across, SC in each stitch. Turn. [88 SC] 

R11: his row is star stitch. Follow the instructions in the stitches section. Star across. HDC in last stitch CH1 and turn. [42 stars]T

R12:In the eye of each star (CH1) 2 HDC in each stitch across. CH1 and turn. [88HDC]

R13: HDC  in each stitch across. CH1 and turn. [88 stitches]

R14: Working in the 3rd loop of the HDC across, SC in each stitch. Turn. [88 SC] 

Border: SC in each stitch around the cowl. Place 2 SC in each corner.SL into the first SC. Do not fasten off.

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Button Flap:

B1: CH2, turn. HDC in each stitch down the width of the cowl. You should have 17 stitches. CH2 and turn. [17 HDC]

B2:HDC across. CH2 and turn. [17 HDC]

B3: 3HDC, CH3, SK3, 5HDC, CH3, SK, 3HDC . CH2 and turn[11HD, 6 CH]

B4: HDC in each stitch across. CH2 and turn. [17 HDC]

B5: HDC across. [17 HDC]

Border: SC in each stitch down the button flap side. SL into the border stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends. Attach yarn to other side of the button fap SC in each row end to continue the border.

Sew buttons to the cowl onto the first star of each of the star rows.

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Remember to show me your projects on Facebook (The Crafty Commuter) and Instagram @crafty_commuter or put your project on Raverly (Crafty Commuter). Use the hashtag #stargazingcowl and #stargazingCAL . If you enjoyed the pattern I ask that you consider purchasing the PDF.

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