The Ashlea crochet Collection – Free Cowl Pattern

The Ashlea Peaks Scarf was one of my first published crochet patterns. It became very popular and soon after the entire Ashlea Collection followed. As I had quite a few request for it, I decided it’s time to add a free cowl pattern to this collection.

You can check out the whole collection below.

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The Ashlea Crochet Patterns

The Ashlea Peaks Scarf HERE

The Ashlea beanie & Messy Bun Hat HERE

The Ashlea Mitts HERE

You can purchase the printable, ad-free PDF version of the Ashlea Cowl Crochet Pattern including the chart in my Ravelry and Etsy stores below.

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Ashlea Cowl Crochet Pattern PDF
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ABOUT THE ASHLEA COWL PATTERN

CROCHET SKILL LEVEL

INTERMEDIATE. This stitch pattern gives a gorgeous texture which is repetitive and not too difficult to do. It uses post stitches and it’s worked in rounds.

MATERIALS NEEDED

Yarn: You can use any #4 medium worsted yarn to make the Ashlea Patterns. For the Cowl Pattern I used:

Brava Tweed, 97% Premium Acrylic, 3% Viscose;3.53 oz / 100 g, 200 m /218 yds) per skein:

Color: Rosefinch 29509, 2 skeins (i used approximately: 350 m (380 yds)).

Hook:

6 mm [US J/10] crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

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ABBREVIATIONS AND STITCHES USED

The pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
FPdc – front post double crochet
BPdc – back post double crochet
V-st – V-stitch
2dc-sh – 2 double crochet shell
3dc-sh – 3 double crochet shell
ch-sp – chain space
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
rnd(s) – round(s)
yo – yarn over
( ) – additional explanation

GAUGE

13 dc x 8 rows = 10 cm (4”) before blocking

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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

65 cm (26”) circumference and 35 cm (13.7”0 height

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If you want to purchase the printable, ad-free PDF on Etsy, click on the button below. PDF pattern contains: clear, tested and tech edited pattern instructions, crochet chart for the repeat motif, place for your notes.

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SPECIAL STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES

FPdc – yo, insert hook from front to back to front around post of indicated stitch, yo and pull up a loop, [yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice.
BPdc – yo, insert hook from back to front to back round post of indicated stitch, yo and pull up a loop [yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice.
V-st – work (dc, ch 1, dc) in the same st / ch-sp.
2dc-sh – work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the same st /ch-sp.
3dc-sh – work (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in the same st /ch-sp.

PATTERN NOTES
  • Read carefully through the entire pattern, especially Special Stitches & Notes sections, bmaking your cowl.
  • Cowl is worked widthwise, back and forth in rnds, in one piece.
  • Turn your work at the end of each rnd.
  • Ch2 at the beginning of rnd counts as a dc / FPdc / BPdc.
  • To alter the height repeat Rnds 7-12.
  • To alter the width (circumference), make a foundation chain that is a multiple of 21 and repeat the sequence given in [ ] accordingly.
  • Stitch count is given at the end of 1st rnd and it remains the same throughout the pattern.
  • Chains in ch-sps count as stitches in total stitch count.
  • Repeat counts, as well as the center of the motif are given in Bold to make following the nstructions easier.
  • The crochet chart for the motif is on page 6.
  • Join each round with sl st around the turning ch2 (not in the ch).
  • Each V-st and sh-st (2 and 3) is worked in ch-sp of the one made in previous row.
  • When working the shells, each post double crochet stitch is worked around the post stitch from the previous row.
  • When working v-st or shells, into the chain stitch of the v-st from previous round, skip the dc st(s) before and after the chain (the ones forming a shell).

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THE ASHLEA COWL PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Ch 84, sl st in 1st ch to form a circle (taking care not to twist the chain).

Rnd 1 (RS): ch2 (counts as a st throughout), dc around, sl st around ch2 to join, turn – 84 sts

Rnd 2 (WS): ch2, [FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st] 41 times (to last st), FPdc around

last st, sl st around ch2 to join, turn.

Rnd 3-4: ch2, [BPdc around next st, FPdc around next st] 41 times (to last st), BPdc around last st, sl st around ch2 to join, turn.

Rnd 5: ch2, [FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st] 41 times (to last st), FPdc around last st, sl st around ch2 to join, turn.

Rnd 6: ch2, dc around, sl st around ch2 to join, turn.

Rnd 7: ch2, FPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next 6 sts, sk1, V-st in next st, sk1, dc in next 6 sts,

FPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next st, [dc in next st, FPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next 6 sts, sk1, Vst in next st, sk1, dc in next 6 sts, FPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next st] 3 times (to end), sl st around ch2 to join, turn.

Rnd 8: ch2, [dc in next st, BPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts, sk1, BPdc around 1st dc of the Vst, V-st in ch-sp, BPdc around 2nd dc of the V-st, sk1, dc in next 5 sts, BPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next st] 3 times, dc in next st, BPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts, sk1, BPdc around 1st dc of the V-st, V-st in ch-sp, BPdc around 2nd dc of the V-st, sk1, dc in next 5 sts, BPdc around next 2 sts, sl st around ch2 to join, turn.

Rnd 9: ch2, FPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts, sk1, FPdc around next st, sk1, 2dc-sh in chsp, sk1, FPdc round next st, sk1, dc in next 4 sts, FPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next st, [dc in next st, FPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts, sk1, FPdc around next st, sk1, 2dc-sh in ch-sp, sk1, FPdc around next st, sk1, dc in next 4 sts, FPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next st] 3 times (to end), sl st around ch2 to join, turn.

Rnd 10: ch2, [dc in next st, BPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, sk1, BPdc around next st, sk2, 3dc-sh in ch-sp, sk2, BPdc around next st, sk1, dc in next 3 sts, BPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next st] 3 times, dc in next st, BPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, sk1, BPdc around next st, sk2, 3dc-sh in ch-sp, sk2, BPdc around next st, sk1, dc in next 3 sts, BPdc around next 2 sts, sl st around ch2 to join, turn.

Rnd 11: ch2, FPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, sk1, FPdc around next st, BPdc around next 3 sts, V-st in ch-sp, BPdc around next 3 sts, FPdc around next st, sk1, dc in next 2 sts, FPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next st, [dc in next st, FPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, sk1, FPdc

around next st, BPdc around next 3 sts, V-st in ch-sp, BPdc around next 3 sts, FPdc around next st, sk1, dc in next 2 sts, FPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next st] 3 times (to end), sl st around ch2 to join, turn.

Rnd 12: ch2, [dc in next st, BPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next 15 sts (including ch-sp), BPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next st] 3 times, dc in next st, BPdc around next 2 sts, dc in next 15 sts (including ch-sp), BPdc around next 2 sts, sl st around ch2 to join, turn.

Rnds 13-24: repeat Rnds 7-12 twice.

Rnd 25: ch 2, [FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st] 41 times (to last st), FPdc around last st, sl st around ch2 to join, turn.

Rnd 25: ch 2, [FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st] 41 times (to last st), FPdc around last st, sl st around ch2 to join, turn.

Rnd 26-27: ch2, [BPdc around next st, FPdc around next st] 41 times (to last st), BPdc around last st, sl st round ch2 to join, turn.

Rnd 28: ch2, [FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st] 41 times (to last st), FPdc around last st, sl st around ch2 to join, turn.

Fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block the cowl.

Blocking your finished cowl is not essential, but it will give it a final touch and more professional look.

There are several ways you can do it: with steam, or spray or just by washing it. Whichever method you use, lay your scarf flat, pin to shape gently and let it dry completely.

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3 Comments

  1. This is beautiful! I’ve been looking forward to the cowl pattern since february when I suggested it to you and it’s just as nice as I imagined it would be. Now the set is complete in my opinion.

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