Seed stitch cowl
Cosy up with Kath Webber’s softly-textured seed stitch cowl that’s perfectly big enough for peek-a-boo cosiness and soft enough for snuggly, everyday warmth.
Soft, textured seed stitch need not be only for knitters- crocheters can easily create this pleasingly nubbly texture using just double crochet and trebles. The cowl is crocheted along a chain, then sewn up afterwards, or if you’re feeling brave, you can work the pattern on a loop, joining with a slip stitch and turning after each row.
You Will Need:
- Paintbox Box Yarns Simply DK (100% acrylic, 100g/276m) one ball each of Dark Aubergine (148) and Peach Orange (154)
- 4mm hook
Abbreviations: (All terms are in UK crochet terminology) ss- slip stitch; ch- chain; dc- double crochet (single for our American cousins); tr- treble (double for our American cousins).
Tension and Measurements: Tension is not critical with this project; cowl measures approx. 20cm x 58cm.
Using 4mm hook and Dark Aubergine yarn, make 97ch to begin. If you wish to join into a loop, join using ss.
- 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1dc into each rem ch across. Turn. [96 dc]
- 1ch (does not count as st), 1dc into each st across. Turn.
- Change to Peach Orange yarn. 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr into each st across. Turn.
- Join in Dark Aubergine yarn and cut the Peach Orange yarn, leaving a 10cm tail for sewing up. 1ch (does not count as st), (1dc into next st, 1tr into next st) 48 times. Turn.
Row 4 sets the pattern. Continue in Seed Stitch until pieces measure 18cm, and RS is facing, approx. 25 rows. Turn.
Edging rows: Change to Peach Orange. With RS facing, 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr into each st across. Turn.
Edging row 2 & 3: Change back to Aubergine. 1ch, 1dc into each st across. Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing up.
Making up: Stitch up first 2 rows with aubergine, then stitch up peach row and weave in tail end of peach.
Pick up Aubergine yarn again and stitch up until you reach the edging rows, then repeat the each section and Aubergine as before. Weave in all ends and sling over your head for cosy times!