Materials used for this tutorial.
- Size H crochet hook
- Red Heart super saver 100% acrylic yarn in the color, Café Latte
- Scissors and needle to sew in ends
To begin: Make a slip knot and chain 87.
Slip st into first chain of your row to form a loop. (Be careful not to twist your chain)Row 1: Chain 2. DC 2 times into same chain as your chain 2. (Chain 2 counts as a DC) *skip the next 2 chains and DC 3 into next chain* continue to skip 2 chains, DC 3 in next stitch until you get to the end of the row.
Make sure you are not twisting your chain as you go. Make sure the “V” of your crochet chains is always facing you. See below for right side vs wrong side.
The wrong sides have a little bump on them. I used to think this didn’t matter (not twisting your chain), but the first time I made this, my chain was twisted and let me just tell you it was a hot mess. (🐸)
At the end of row 1, you should have 29 DC clusters.
To finish row, slip stitch into the top of your beginning chain 2, and slip stitch into the top of the next 2 DC stitches. Slip stitch into the space before your next cluster.
Row 2: Chain 2. DC 2 times into same space as your chain 2. (Chain 2 counts as a DC) DC 3 into next space between clusters. Continue to DC 3 in every space around. At the end of the round, slip stitch into top of beginning chain 2, slip stitch into next two DC stitches, and slip stitch into chain space.
Row 3: Chain 2. DC 2 times into same space as your chain 2. (Chain 2 counts as a DC) DC 3 into next space between clusters. Continue to DC 3 in every space around. When you get to the end of the round, slip stitch into top of beginning chain 2, slip stitch into next two DC stitches, and slip stitch into chain space.
*Repeat row 3 until you have 16 rows. Fasten off and sew in your ends.* Now, let’s make it The Fringey Cowl! Begin by cutting 15 strands of yarn, 14 inches long. Make sure you add the fringe to the last row we made and NOT the “bottom” of the cowl aka the row made by the beginning chain 87. I did this initially and my cowl was very awkward-feeling because you want it to have some stretch… since it will be around your neck and it will NOT stretch if you add your fringe to row one. Attach fringe to row 16 and you will be a happy camper, I promise. 💕 Fold the yarn in half and pull through 15 chain spaces of your 16th row (we are only adding fringe to the front of the cowl).Trim strings, if needed, and flaunt your Fringey Cowl! Woo hoo! 👏👏👏 My cowl won’t be nearly as starchy once I wash it, but I love this look! Here’s another picture of my finished cowl… smushed(?!) down. Is that a word… ? Yes, you know what I mean! Lol! Tag me in your Fringey Cowls!!! Use hashtag #thefringeycowl so I can admire your amazing crochet skills and color choices!!! If you want to sell your Fringey Cowl, that would be awesome! Just give me credit for the pattern pretty please. 💕💜