Hiya! I’m Kunbi, the designer and maker behind Handmade by Kunbi. I started knitting and crocheting at the age of 8 and although I abandoned both crafts from when I was a teenager until well into my 30s, I pretty much hit the ground running when I decided to pick up my knitting needles and crochet hooks again. I enjoy creating fun patterns and designs that you would love to make and wear, whether you’re a beginner or seasoned knitter/crocheter.
I’m a project manager in a medical communications agency and an entrepreneur. I live in the United Kingdom with my husband and our two highly energetic girls. I love coffee and love to read, listen to music, dance, workout and hang out with my family. I’m a Christian, a geek at heart, love to laugh all the laughs, highly energetic and I get excited pretty easily!
I love lace stitches and I love working on projects with stitch patterns that are easy to remember. The Lydia Lace Crochet Cowl is a quick project to work on and an absolute joy to make. The stitches are so easy to remember that you can most definitely Netflix and crochet. Just make sure you don’t get carried away and carry on crocheting way past the length you want! I’m so excited to share this pattern with you; I hope to see photos of your finished project on social media. Have fun and happy crocheting.
Please read through the pattern before you begin
You can adjust the size of the cowl (less wide or wider) by chaining a multiple of 3 stitches plus 2
Ch3 at the beginning of the row counts as 1dc
Ch1 at the beginning of the row does NOT count as a stitch
Pattern is written in US crochet terminology
Yarn: Knit Picks Twill Worsted (136 metres/149 yards) per 100g or any worsted weight yarn
Yardage: 434 metres / 475 yards
Size 5.5 mm (US I/9) crochet hook
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double crochet
Sc – Single crochet
Sk – Skip
Sp – Space
Sts – Stitches
RS – Right side
Tch – Turning chain
WS – Wrong side
With size I/5.5 mm crochet hook, chain 38 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across, turn.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in 1st sc, *sc in next ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next sc; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, sc in last ch-3 sp, 2 dc in last sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in 1st dc, *ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in next dc; rep from * across, sc in top of tch, turn.
Rep rows 2 and 3 until work measures 50 inches / 127 cm.
Rep row 2 once more.
Lay your cowl flat, right side facing up. Bring the sides together and seam using your preferred seaming method – I tend to gravitate towards the mattress seaming stitch.
Weave in all ends, turn your work right side round and you’re done! Now do your little shimmy and rock that baby!
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