These coffee cowls are a super fast project that give your coffee or tea a little handmade love. Give a few as gifts and keep a couple for yourself too! Three different stitches are included in this pattern...I gave a few sets as gifts, one of each. All three stitches were inspired from scarves I made this season...scroll down below to see which ones! Finish off your cowls by either seaming together or adding a button.
Coffee Cowls Trio
By Jennifer Dickerson
- Worsted weight yarn of your choice Yarn shown is Red Heart Super Saver in Warm Brown and Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Kelly Green, Brick, and Taupe)
- I (5.5 mm) Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Buttons (optional)
- Each coffee cowl is approximately 10 inches long. However, you can make them as big around as you like by simply adding more rows.
- Double Crochet/Puff Stitch Cowls & Open Top Box Cowls are about 3 inches wide
- Fan Stitch Cowl is about 3.5 inches wide
Instructions for Coffee Cowls:
Double Crochet/Puff Stitch Cowls:
Note: To make a puff stitch, wrap yarn around hook and draw up a loop (3 loops on your hook), wrap yarn around hook and draw up another loop (5 loops on your hook), wrap yarn around hook and draw up a loop (7 loops on your hook). Wrap yarn around hook one more time and bring it through all 7 loops on your hook.
Foundation Row: In the fourth ch from the hook, work a (puff stitch, ch 1). *Skip 1 ch and in the next ch, work a (puff stitch, ch 1). Repeat from * until you have two chains left. Skip the second to last ch and in the last ch, work 1 dc.
Row 1: Chain 3 and turn. Work a (dc, ch 1) in the top stitch of each puff from previous row. Work a dc in the top stitch of the turning ch.
Row 2: Chain 3 and turn. Work a (puff stitch, ch 1) into each dc from previous row. Work a dc in the top stitch of the turning ch.
Repeat rows 2-3 until coffee cowl is desired length.
Fan Stitch Coffee Cowls:
Row 1: In the fourth ch from the hook, (dc, ch 1) three times, then 1 dc all in the same ch. *Skip 3 ch, then (dc, ch 1) three times, then 1 dc all in next ch, repeat from * to last three ch, skip two ch, and in the last ch, work 1 dc.
Row 2: Chain 3 and turn. In the center of each fan from the previous row, work (dc, ch 1) three times, then 1 dc all in the space in the center of the fan. Work a dc in the turning chain space.
Repeat row 2 until coffee cowl is desired length.
Open Top Box Coffee Cowls:
Foundation Row: In the second ch from the hook, work a sc. *Ch 3, skip 3 ch, sc in next ch, rpt from * to end of row.
Row 1: Ch 3 and turn. *Work 3 dc, ch 1 in the ch 3 sp from the previous row. Rpt from * in each ch 3 sp across. 1 dc in the turning chain.
Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. *Ch 3 and work a sc in the ch 1 space (in between the groups of 3 dc from previous row), 1 sc in the turning chain.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until coffee cowl is desired length.
To finish your coffee cowl, decide if you'd like for it to be seamed or have a button closure. To seam, you can:
Slip stitch or single crochet the ends together. Click here for photo tutorial...
Whip stitch the ends together. Click here for photo tutorial...
To make your coffee cowl have a button closure, sew a button to one end, and use the decorative "holes" from each cowl pattern as adjustable button holes.
Weave in all ends and you're finished!
This project was inspired by three scarves I made this season, if you had fun making your coffee cowls and liked a particular stitch, definitely try a scarf too!
© Jennifer Dickerson 2013
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