Sometime this year, I started buying some crochet “stitches” books. You may ask why when in fact nowadays, you can find a lot online? Well, I just love holding a book and flipping the pages and write notes or fold the corner of a page. Old school? Yes, it is! Haha! Anyway, the reason I bought these books is to learn more crochet stitches that I can use for my designs. That’s where this pattern that I am sharing today (and the patterns that are coming soon) came from!
Before I even started constructing this pattern, I’ve contacted my friend Shelly from Daisy Stitch Co if she wanted to collaborate with me. She immediately said yes! She provided the yarns for this pattern and the matching beanie that will be released sometime this week. We didn’t discuss the colors but I know she knew my colors. I just told her to surprise me! True enough, I was surprised! I knew she would send me blue yarn but I had no idea what the other color was. I was thinking of 2 color combo but she sent me 3 colors. I was like, hmmm… how am I going to incorporate the third color? After checking with her on the color arrangement, we came up with a final decision. I started crocheting and oh boy, her yarn is so soft and so squishy! I really love the feel of her yarn on my skin! I’m not saying it just to promote it but it’s the truth!
I fell in love with the stitches and texture of this pattern. I intended to make it longer (taller in height) than the usual cowl sizes. You can use it to cover your mouth or nose especially when the winter weather gets brutal! Are you excited because I am! Let’s get started!
Oh by the way, my friend Shelly, is offering a great discount for the yarn! You can get the kit here!
You can find the pdf copy of this pattern on my Ravelry shop. If you have no time to crochet just yet, please don’t forget to add it to your favorites or queue projects.
You can also PIN it here!
THE BROADWAY COWL
- 3 Colors of Worsted Weight Yarn | 200 grams (approximately 500 yards) For this pattern, I used Daisy Stitch Co Fibers: Color A – Midnight Blue, Color B – Forest, Color C – Midnight Blue / Forest
- Crochet Hook Size H | 5 mm (or size to obtain gauge)
- Tapestry Needle
FINISHED MEASUREMENT: 14 x 12.5 inches (flat lay)
GAUGE: 17 sts x 14 rows = 4 inches (main pattern)
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS | US TERMINOLOGY
- Ch(s) – Chain(s)
- SC – Single Crochet
- HDC – Half Double Crochet
- DC – Double Crochet
- TR – Treble Crochet
- Sl – Slip
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
- RS – Right Side
- WS – Wrong Side
Special Stitches and Abbreviations
- FDC (Foundation Double Crochet) – Chain 3, yarn over, insert hook in 3rd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on the hook), yarn over and draw through 1 loop. Yarn over and draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through remaining 2 loops – 1 foundation double crochet just made. *Yarn over, insert hook under the 2 loops of the chain at the bottom of the stitch just made, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and draw through 1 loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through remaining 2 loops. Repeat from the *. For much better explanation, check here!
- FPDC (Front Post Double Crochet) – Yarn over. Insert hook front-to-back through the next st, so that the post you want to crochet around is in front of your hook. Yarn over again and pull through (there will be three loops on your hook). Yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops on the hook.
- BPDC (Back Post Double Crochet) – Yarn over, insert hook back-to-front through the next st, yarn over again and pull through (there will be three loops on your hook). Yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops on the hook.
- Cr3L (Cross3Left) – Skip 1 st, work 1 DC in the next 2 sts, working in front of the last 2 DC just made, 1 TR in the skipped st
- Cr3R (Cross3Right) – skip 2 sts, work 1 TR in the next st, working behind the TR just made, work 1 DC into each of the 2 skipped sts.
- Read through the entire pattern before starting.
- The beginning ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch while beginning ch 2 count as 1 HDC and ch 3 count as 1 DC.
- Numbers in ( ) at end of round indicate the number of stitches in that round.
- Join rounds with a slip stitch to first stitch of the round.
- Start each round in the same stitch as the join.
- Asterisks * * indicate repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat at specified locations.
- The chart for the main pattern is for reference only.
Foundation: With Color A, ch 104, being careful not to twist your chs, sl st in the 1st ch to join.
R1 (RS): Ch 3, DC in each ch around. Sl st in the 1st DC (top of ch 3) to join. Turn. (104)
R2 (WS): Ch 2, *BPDC in the next st, HDC in the next st*; Repeat from * to * around until 1 st remaining, BPDC in the last st. Sl st in the 1st HDC (top of ch 2) to join. Turn. (104)
R3 (RS): Ch 2, *FPDC in the next st, HDC in the next st*; Repeat from * to * around until 1 st remaining, FPDC in the last st. Sl st in the 1st HDC (top of ch 2) to join. Turn. (104)
R4 – R9: Repeat R2 and R3.
After R9, cut Color A and attach Color B.
R10 (WS): Ch 1, SC in each st around. Sl st in the 1st SC to join. Turn. (104)
R11 (RS): Ch 3, *Cr3R, 1 DC in the next st, Cr3L, 1 Dc in the next st*; Repeat around until 7 sts remaining, Cr3R, 1 DC in the next st, Cr3L. Sl st in the 1st DC (top of ch 3) to join. Turn. (104)
R12 – R15: Repeat R10 and R11.
Change color. Pick up and attach Color B.
R16 – R29: Repeat R10 and R11.
Change color. Pick up and attach Color C.
R30 – R35: Repeat R10 and R11.
Continue with Color C and work the Ribbing pattern.
R36: Repeat R1
R37 – R44: Repeat R2 and R3.
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.
There you have it! You’ve just finished your Broadway Cowl!
Be sure to check back for the release of the matching The Broadway Slouchy Beanie!
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