As I designed this crochet beginner cowl, I was thinking of the lovely lady who was the recipient. Let me tell you the story.
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I have named this crochet beginner cowl ‘Moments in Paris’ cowl. The idea came to me out of the blue. We had arrived at our hotel in Paris three hours before our check-in time. We were tired, and already cold from the unexpected coolness of the Paris weather; well, I didn’t expect it so I dressed lightly for the 2-hour flight. By the time we arrived the hotel I just wanted to lay down. Alas, we had to wait till check-in time.
We decided to take a walk around the hotel to get a feel of the place. When we arrived back an hour or so later, we spoke to one of the ladies at the front desk. She was very courteous as she attended to us, answered our questions, suggested places we could go to eat, gave us some snacks and refreshments while we waited a little more. About thirty minutes before our due check-in time, she told us we could check in. Oh my! I was so relieved.
That first experience made my whole stay at the hotel beautiful, I felt comfortable and welcomed. Even though I did not like the weather, I enjoyed every other experience of being in Paris. A few days after our arrival, the thought dropped in my mind “why not crochet something for her”? My first response was “great! why not?”, but then I started to think, we are strangers and I had no idea what to make, I did not know if she would like whatever I made, AND I had a larger on-going project on hand. Four days before our departure from Paris, I started to crochet the cowl.
I’m very fortunate I chose a quick project, I completed it in two days and made one in a cowl size. Then I thought, why not just make another in an Infinity size? That’s how I arrived at three different sizes for this beautiful and minimalist Moments in Paris Cowl. If you are a texture loving crocheter like me, you will find the Cosea Infinity Scarf quite delightful to make.
The Moments in Paris cowl follows the same stitch pattern as the beginner baby headband pattern, but there are a couple of different details that make this crochet beginner cowl stand out. So, how what size will you make?
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Finished Sizes (approximates): all adult sizes
- Small- (cowl) 11” wide/6.5” height
- Medium- (infinity scarf, 2 times) 21” wide/6.5” height
- Large- (infinity scarf, fold 2 to 3 times) 28.5” wide/6.5” height
- Worsted weight, medium 4 yarn (use any soft yarn that matches the gauge)
- 4.5mm hook
- Tapestry needle
- 3DC Bobble – *yarn over, go into stitch, yarn over pull out a loop, yarn over pull through first two loops. Repeat from * in the same stitch, two more times. Yarn over pull through all 4 loops on hook.
- 2DC Bobble- *yarn over, go into stitch, yarn over pull out a loop, yarn over pull through first two loops. Repeat from * in the same stitch one more time. Yarn over pull through all 3 loops on hook.
- FSC- foundation single crochet. See how to do it here
- SC- single crochet
- DC- double crochet
- ST- stitch
- SL ST- slip stitch
- SKP- skip
- CH- chain
- Pattern is written in U.S terms
- The last round is determined by your preference of size
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Round 1: FSC 90 (186, 252). Join to 1st st. to make a round. OR (alternative to using FSC)
Round 1: chain 90 (186, 252), join to the first chain (be careful not to twist the chain), ch 1, SC into 1st chain (same chain you just joined in), SC into each of the chains around. Join to 1st SC.
Round 2: Ch 2, 2DC Bobble in 1st st (same stitch you just joined in), *chain 2, skip 2 chains, 3DC Bobble in next. Repeat from * around till last 2 sts. Ch 2. Sl st in top of Bobble.
Round 3: Ch 4, *3DC Bobble in Ch 2 space, ch 2. Repeat from * around till the last Ch 2 space, 2DC Bobble in last chain 2 space. Join to top of ch 2 (the 4 chain from beginning of the round).
Round 4: Ch 2, 2DC Bobble in 1st ch 2 space (part of the ch 4 from previous round), *ch 2, 3DC Bobble in next ch 2 space. Repeat from * around till last Bobble, ch 2, join to top of 1st Bobble.
Rounds 5-16 (or as tall as you want): repeat round 3&4.
Round 17 (or where you want to stop): ch 1, SC into 1st st. (same as join), 2SC in ch 2 space, SC in Bobble st, 1 SC in ch 2 space, SC in Bobble st, 2SC in ch 2 space. Repeat from * around, alternating the number of SCs done in each of the ch 2 space. Join to the 1st st, snip yarn, weave in tails.
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