If you have been following me for a while, you know that I love Caron Cakes. I have a number of pattern using all variations of the Caron Cakes (Big Cakes, Tea Cakes, Sprinkle Cakes).
I love that they come in beautiful color combinations that I would otherwise put together on my own. This cake does have ‘abrupt’ color changes, but using the right pattern you don’t notice it much at all!
For this crochet cowl, you cannot tell where the colors change – you just get a very pretty ombre effect of gorgeous neutrals. I think this color way “white truffle” is one of my favorites! I have another pattern coming out very soon using the same color (stay tuned – you can sign up for my email list here if you don’t want to miss out when I have new patterns!)
The lacy cozy cowl is crocheted using the rope stitch which gives a breathable fabric and pretty lacy texture. I think it’s the perfect transition piece into fall or a good piece to have all winter if you live in the warmer climates.
The rope stitch is a very easy stitch and can be worked up quite quickly. After the first row, you will be working into the chain spaces vs. individual stitches, which makes it a very easy and mindless stitch.
If you would rather use a solid color for this cowl, I would suggest using a worsted weight yarn that gives plenty of drape. Suggestions for yarn substitutes I would give are the following: Lion Brand Heartland, Caron Simply Soft, Lion Brand Jeans Yarn, and Red Heart Soft. Those yarns will give you a pretty drape and keep your cowl flexible.
Free Crochet Pattern Lacy Cozy Cowl
Finished Dimensions: 13” x 13”
Gauge: 4” x 4” ~ 12 st x 7 rows in rope stitch (see pattern below)
Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch = chain, dc = double crochet, st = stitch(es)