Still working on Christmas gifts? I am with you! I have been guilty of working on gifts (hats one year, scarves the next) as the guests were arriving! I just can't resist the idea of having a little something handmade for everyone.
Well, this Sedge Stitch Cowl makes that compulsion possible. You could make it in a few short hours! Make a couple in one evening!
It's one-size-fits-all, so you don't have to worry about sizing. Just pick your favorite color of yarn. It's the perfect stocking stuffer.
I designed the pattern for this cowl to share for Waverly's 12 Bloggers of Christmas series. I'm so excited to be participating with this great list of creative women. All sorts of holiday inspiration...
I used the Waverly for Bernat yarn in "Gypsy Gold" for this project (did you know they now have yarn?). While in the past I haven't been much of a "yellow" person, it has been growing on me the past couple years! I want it in my garden now, used a bit of it for a recent birthday party, and I think if it's in a strong shade like this I could even get away with wearing it.
The sedge stitch has such a great texture. Using two strands together makes the work go quickly! And gives the stitch pattern even more depth. The cowl is very snuggly, but still soft and lightweight. Have I sold you yet?
I would wear it all day over a t-shirt or even a crisp shirt, or over a lightweight sweater, or throw it on with my coat. Guess I'll have to make one for myself too!
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SEDGE STITCH COWL
Size: One size fits all. (The finished cowl measures 27" around and 7" high.)
- 2 skeins Waverly for Bernat Gypsy Gold worsted weight (category 4) yarn
- N-13 9mm crochet hook
- tapestry needle for finishing
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- dc: double crochet
Using two strands of yarn (pull one from each skein), chain 60. Turn.
Row 1: Skip the first two chain stitches from the hook (counts as a single crochet) and work 2 double crochet stitches in the next chain stitch.
*Skip the next 2 chains and work one single crochet and 2 double crochet in next chain**.
Repeat from * to ** until the last 3 chain stitches, skip 2 chain stitches, single crochet in last chain stitch.
You have just crocheted a total of 20 repeats of this pattern (single crochet, 2 double crochet).
Row 2: Chain 1 (counts as a single crochet), turn, work 2 double crochet in the first single crochet.
Repeat from * to ** across the row until you come to the last three stitches...
and work a single crochet in the turning chain at the end of the row.
Rows 3-13: Repeat Row 2. (Piece should measure about 7 inches.)
Seam the short ends of your piece to form the cowl. (I like to use a mattress or whipstitch stitch—there is good how-to here.)
Weave in the yarn ends. Wear! Or gift!