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Spiderweb Cowl

A Free Pattern for a Crochet Cowl

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Sew on spooky applique like spiders, ghosts, or pumpkins for added Halloween fun. Changing the yarn color and fiber will make this design a year round favorite.

© Erica Jackofsky

Similar Free Crochet Patterns: Halloween Patterns | Holiday Patterns | Free Cowl and Neck Warmer Patterns | Fall Patterns | Winter Patterns

Skill Level: Easy +

Different size stitches combine in this pattern to produce an effect reminiscent of a spider’s web. For added Halloween fun crochet a spider, skull, or ghost and applique it on the bottom edge of the cowl.

Make this cowl appropriate for year-round wear with some minor alterations. Swap the wool yarn for a plant fiber (cotton, bamboo, or linen) and this design instantly says Spring.

Turn this design into a wimple (a cowl and hood combo) by crocheting the extra large size and continuing the pattern for extra length. This will allow you to wear the cowl around your neck and pull the excess material up over the back of your head.


Materials
Yarn:
Patons Classic Wool [100% pure new wool; 100 grams / 3.5 ounces; 223 yards / 205 meters]
Main Color: 1 (1, 2) skeins #00202 “Aran Blanc Casse”
Coordinating Color: 1 (1, 1) skein #0026 “Black”


Crochet Hook:
US size H/5mm crochet hook
Adjust hook sizes as necessary to achieve gauge listed below.

Extras:
Tapestry needle for weaving ends

Gauge:
14 sts (1 motif) = 3.5”
6 rnds (1 repeat) = 3.25”

Finished Sizes:
S/M (M/L, XL/Wimple) -- Shown in size S/M

Finished Measurements:
21 (24.5, 28)” circumference x 11” tall


Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
* = a repeat in the pattern
beg = beginning
cc = coordinating color
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
mc = main color
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)



Cowl Pattern
With MC, ch 84 (98, 112), sl st in 1st ch to join rnd.

Foundation Rnd: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each ch around, sl st in beg ch to end -- 84 (98, 112) sts.

Rnd 1: *Ch 4, sk next 3 sts, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st] twice, ch 4, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st; rep from * 6 (7, 8) times, sl st in base of beg ch 4 to end.

Rnd 2: Ch 5, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, ch 2, *dc in next sc, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, ch 2; rep from * 5 (6, 7) times, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to end.

Rnd 3: Ch 5, hdc in next dc, ch 2, sc in next dc, sl st in next dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, hdc in next dc, ch 2, *dc in next dc, ch 2, hdc in next dc, ch 2, sc in next dc, sl st in next dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, hdc in next dc, ch 2; rep from * 5 (6, 7) times, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to end.

Rnd 4: Ch 5, hdc in next hdc, ch 2, sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next st, sc in next sc, ch 2, hdc in next hdc, ch 2, *dc in next dc, ch 2, hdc in next hdc, ch 2, sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next st, sc in next sc, ch 2, hdc in next hdc, ch 2; rep from * 5 (6, 7) times, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to end.

Rnd 5: Ch 7, dc2tog joining next hdc and next sc, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc2tog joining next sc and next hdc, ch 4, *dc in next dc, ch 4, dc2tog joining next hdc and next sc, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc2tog joining next sc and next hdc, ch 4; rep from * 5 (6, 7) times, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to end.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc, [ch 2, dc in next dc] twice, ch 3, *sc in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, [ch 2, dc in next dc] twice, ch 3; rep from * 5 (6, 7) times, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to end.

Repeat Rnds 1 to 6 twice more, or until desired length ending with Rnd 6.

Fasten off yarn.


Edging
Edging is worked in the bottom loops of the foundation chain.

Rnd 1: Attach cc yarn at beg on rnd to bottom loop of foundation ch. Sc in every st around -- 84 (98, 112) sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 5, sc in next 3 (4, 4) sts, *ch 5, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * 26 (30, 34) times, ch 5, sc in next 3 (4, 3) sts, sl st in base of beg ch-5.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

If stitches are pulling in too much you may dampen the yarn and stretch into shape.

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