Friday, March 14, 2014

The Dragon Scale-Infinity Cowl-Free Crochet Pattern






 How will You Wear Your Dragon Scale Infinity Cowl?
You can find the free crochet pattern for the matching hat here
Introduction: Whilst I was making this design and up to a second repeat of crocheting the pattern, I took some time to observe it closely and was not exactly pleased with the way it was looking. I turned it sideways and upside down and concluded that the pattern I was trying to make was not working out, it was quite by chance that I turned the work inside out and discovered a whole new look, the wrong side looked great. So it was straight back to the pattern instructions to make it work.
What is also great about this pattern are the instructions, they are so minimal. This design also reminds me of the crocodile stitch, but without the awkwardness of that particular stitch. Enjoy this free crochet pattern!
The infinity cowl begins with a chain, then that chain is joined and you work the cowl in the round, just like you do with a hat
To fit: Adult
Hook size, 4mm US G/6
Yarn: 8 ply approx 150 to 200 gm’s US DK/Medium.
US crochet terms used
Skill level: beginner +
Tension: medium
Time: 4 hours
Stitches used:
Sl st=slip stitch
Ch=chain
Sc = single crochet
Hdc= half double crochet
Dc =double crochet
Fpdc=front post double crochet
Special stitch: Shell st, (1 dc, 1 ch) x 6 times and 1 more dc in the same stitch
Chain 224, join last chain to first chain to form a ring (this will give you a wrap of twice around, if you want a longer wrap increase with multiples of 8 ch)
Row 1, ch 1, work 1 sc in 1st st, skip 3 st’s, work a shell in next st, skip 3 st’s, *work 1 sc in next st, skip 3 st’s, work a shell in next st, skip 3 st’s* repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into beginning sc of this round (28 shells)
 Row 2, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the 2nd and 3rd dc, ch 2, work 1 sc in the next dc, ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the next 2 dc, *work 1 dc in the sc, work 1 fpdc around the 2nd and 3rd dc, ch 2, work 1 sc in the next dc, ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the next 2 dc*, * repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into beginning dc
Row 3, ch 4, work (1dc, ch 1) 2 times in same space as ch 4 and work 1 dc in same space, work 1 sc in next sc, *skip the next 2 fpdc, work a shell in the next dc, work 1 sc in the next sc* repeat from *to* to end, work (1 dc, 1 ch) x 3 times, in the same space as the beginning ch 4, to join, sl st into the 3rd ch space
Row 4, ch 1, work 1 sc in same space as ch 1, ch 2, work 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 dc, work 1 dc in the next sc, work 1 fpdc around the 2nd and 3rd dc, ch 2, *work 1 sc in the next dc, ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the next 2 dc, work 1 dc in the next sc, work 1 fpdc around the 2nd and 3rd dc, ch 2*, repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into beginning sc
Row 5, ch 1, work 1 sc in same space as ch 1, skip the next 2 fpdc, work a shell in the next dc, *work 1 sc in the next sc, skip the next 2 fpdc, work a shell in the next dc* repeat from *to* end, to join, sl st into beginning sc of this round
Row 6, repeat row 2
Row 7, repeat row 3
Row 8, repeat row 4
Row 9, repeat row 5
Row 10, repeat row 2
Row 11, repeat row 3
Row 12, repeat row 4
Row 13, repeat row 5
Row 14, repeat row 2
Making the edge, turn your work
Row 1, ch 1, *work 1 hdc in each of next 2 fpdc, work 1 hdc in ch space, work 1 hdc in next sc, work 1 hdc in ch space, work 1 hdc in each of next 2 fpdc, work 1 hdc in next dc*, repeat from *to* to end, to join sl st into beginning hdc
Row 2, ch 1, work 1 sc in each st to end, to join sl st into beginning sc, finish off this side and sew in loose ends
Making the other edge,
Row 1, attach yarn to other edge of work, ch 2, work 1 hdc in each ch loop of the beginning chain row, to join sl st into beginning hdc, (I found it easier to go over the chain in most places) you should end up with 224 st’s, but a close enough stitch count, is good enough
Row 2, ch 1, work 1 sc in each st to end, to join sl st into beginning sc, finish off this side and sew in loose ends

 Free Pattern Courtesy Of Cat Wood
Aka, Cats-Rockin-Crochet.
 2014.
You can sell your items made from this free crochet pattern
I’d love to see this pattern used for charity use
Please link back to this pattern if you use it

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