Chunky Candy Cane Cowl

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I created the Chunky Candy Cane Cowl pattern to have a gift that would work up quickly.  It can be made in red and white like a candy cane or try making one in your favorite team’s colors.  Size can easily be adjusted by changing the starting chain to any multiple of 3. To get the free PDF of this pattern, click on the Season of Joy graphic below that will take you to Ambassador Crochet’s website for the coupon code! 

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Materials

KnitPicks Brava Bulky Weight (100% premium acrylic) 136 yards/100 grams, Color A—1 skein Wine, 82 yards used, Color B—1 skein White, 55 yards used.  

Hook—size K/10.5/6.50 mm

Tapestry needle

Gauge

3 sp dc clusters and 5 rows = 4 inches

Measurements

12 inches across, 6 inches high

Abbreviations

fsc—foundation single crochet

ch—chain

dc—double crochet

sp dc—spike double crochet

st—stitch

sl st—slip stitch

Special Stitches

fsc—Ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 1 loop, yo and pull through 2 loops.  Then, insert hook into the  V on the bottom of the sc that you just made, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop, yo and pull through 2 loops.  The first part of the stitch you make is actually the base of the next stitch. 

dc cluster—3 dc worked in the same st, (adding this term to make counting groups of stitches easier)

sp dc—dc worked into the row below 

sp dc cluster—(1 dc, sp dc, 1 dc) worked in the space between clusters

Pattern Notes

This pattern can be made using any multiple of 3 as beginning fsc or ch. It is worked in TURNED rounds.   In round 3 (the first round of sp dc clusters), the sp dc is worked in the 1st skipped ch in the round below.  In subsequent rounds, the sp dc is worked into the middle st of the cluster in the round below. Change color every 2 rows to get the candy cane stripes. I fastened off each color and joined the new color in the space.  

If you are joining yarns, make sure to change colors when making the slip stitch to join the round so that your beginning ch 3 is the new color.

Pattern

Round 1:  With color A (wine) make 51 fsc, sl st to join.  Make sure to leave long enough tail to join bottom of row.

Round 2:  Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), 2 dc in the same st, *skip 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to top of ch 3 to join.  17 dc clusters

Round 3:  Ch 3, TURN, 1 sp dc into the 1st skipped st in the row below, 1 dc in same space (count as sp dc cluster), sp dc cluster in each space between the dc clusters in the row below, sl st to top of ch 3 to join.  17 sp dc clusters

Change color to B (white).

Rounds 4-5:  Repeat row 3 in white.

Change color to A (wine).

Rounds 6-7:  Repeat row 3 in wine. 

Change color to B (white).

Rounds 8-9:  Repeat row 3 in white.

Change color to A (wine).

Rounds 10-11:  Repeat row 3 in wine.

Round 12:  ch1, sc in each st around, sl st to 1st sc to join, fasten off. Weave in ends. 51 sc

 

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MATERIALS

Lion Brand Hometown 100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 gm, 81 yd/74meters in madison mustard—used 32 yds—Color A; Knit Picks Brava Bulky 136 yds/100 gm in black—used 40 yds—Color B

Hook—size K/10.5/6.50 mm

Tapestry needle

GAUGE

3 sp dc clusters =4 inches, entire cowl=3 1/2 inches, 5 rows=4 inches

MEASUREMENTS

10 inches wide x 3 1/2 inches tall

 

 

PATTERN NOTES

This pattern can be made using any multiple of 3 as beginning fsc or ch.  Measure your pet’s neck to make sure you don’t make it too tight.  In round 3 (the first round of sp dc clusters), the sp dc is worked in the 1st skipped ch in the round below.  In subsequent rounds, the sp dc is worked into the middle st of the cluster in the round below. Change color every 2 rows to get the stripes.

SPECIAL STITCHES

fsc—Ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 1 loop, yo and pull through 2 loops.  Then, insert hook into the  V on the bottom of the sc that you just made, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop, yo and pull through 2 loops.  The first part of the stitch you make is actually the base of the next stitch. 

dc cluster—3 dc worked in the same st, (adding this term to make counting groups of stitches easier)

sp dc—dc worked into the row below 

sp dc cluster—(1 dc, sp dc, 1 dc) worked in the space between clusters with the sp dc going into the first skipped st in the row below in row 2 and in the sp dc in subsequent rows

 

 

 

 

 

ABBREVIATIONS

fsc—foundation single crochet

ch—chain

dc—double crochet

sp dc—spike double crochet

st—stitch

sl st—slip stitch

PATTERN

Round 1:  With color A (mustard) make 42 fsc, sl st to join.  Make sure to leave long enough tail to join bottom of row.

Round 2:  Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), 2 dc in the same st, *skip 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to top of ch 3 to join using Color B (black).  14 dc clusters

Round 3:  Ch 3 using Color B, 1 sp dc cluster into the 1st sp between dc clusters, and in each space between the dc clusters in the row below to the last sp, 1 dc into the sp, 1 sp dc into the first skipped st in the row below, sl st to top of ch 3 to join.  14 sp dc clusters

Round 4:  Ch 3, sp dc in the sp dc into the sp dc in the row below, dc in same sp, sp dc cluster in ea sp across, sl st to beginning ch 3 to join using Color A (mustard) 14sp dc clusters

Round 5:  Repeat round 3 using Color A.  14 sp dc clusters

Round 6:  Ch 1, sc in ea st around, sl st to join, fasten off, weave in end.  14 st