Aspen Tweed Cowl

aspen tweed scarf. linen colored scarf on a mannequin.

Well hello there!

Last week I released the pattern for the Aspen Tweed Hat that included the directions for a messy bun style hat or a beanie with or without a pompom. You can see the hat pattern at the link.

This week, I decided to make a matching cowl and, since I had so much leftover yarn, I also created some matching mittens! You can see the pattern for the Aspen Tweed Mittens at this link.

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aspen tweed scarf. linen colored infinity scarf on a mannequin

The Aspen Tweed Cowl is incredibly easy! The only stitch you need to know is the half double crochet. There are no increases, no decreases, nothing complicated.

The half double crochet stitches that are used in the patterns are a bit different since they are worked by alternating the front and back loops of the stitches. That’s what gives this series its wonderful texture! Every loop that you are to work into is written down, so there is no guess-work for you.

aspen tweed scarf. linen colored infinity scarf laying flat on table with a pair of glasses and some pinecones

I’ve created patterns for several kinds of scarves, but I wanted to make this one a little bit different. This set is intended to be my every day winter wear and when I’m throwing on warm winter items to take the kids out to the bus stop (which is always in a frenzy for some reason), I wanted something simple that I didn’t have to fuss too much with. So I decided on a single loop scarf to throw over my head and run! Ha!

I’m so in love with how this turned out, especially since it’s so thick from the Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn that I chose to use. And, because of the shape, I can easily pull the scarf up over the lower part of my face for those particularly blustery days. I hate that feeling of having your breath taken away by the wind. If you haven’t experienced it, I don’t recommend it. It’s awful.

aspen tweed cowl

If you’d like to see what other scarf patterns I’ve created, click this link here to be taken to the list of free scarf patterns! Also, don’t forget to check out the matching Aspen Tweed Hat and Aspen Tweed Mittens patterns.

So without further ado, I’ll get to the pattern portion of this post.

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Aspen tweed cowl

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Aspen Tweed Cowl

Materials Used:

Finished Size Approximately:

10” Height x 15” Width; 31” around.

Gauge:

9 single crochet stitches and 10 rows in a 4” (10cm) square.

Special Stitches:

Front Loop Only (FLO) – Stitch closest to you.

Back Loop Only (BLO) – Stitch furthest from you.

Aspen Tweed Scarf

Abbreviations:

FC – foundation chain or beginning chain
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
sl st – slip stitch
FLO – front loop only
BLO – back loop only

Notes:

  • This cowl is worked in the round and you will slip stitch in the beginning of every round. You don’t turn your work.
  • The Aspen Tweed Cowl is designed as a one loop scarf. No need to wrap around your neck multiple times.

*** American crochet terms used throughout.

Instructions:

FC: Ch 70. Careful not to twist your chain, sl st in the 1st ch to form a loop.

Round 1: Ch 1. In same ch the ch 1 comes out of and in BLO, hdc. In FLO, hdc in next ch. *In BLO, hdc in next ch. In FLO, hdc in next ch.* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in the top of 1st hdc made of round. (70 hdc)

aspen tweed mittens

aspen tweed cowl

Round 2: Ch 1. In same st the ch 1 comes out of and in FLO, hdc. In BLO, hdc in next st. *In FLO, hdc in next st. In BLO, hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in the top of 1st hdc made of round. (70 hdc)

Round 3: Ch 1. In same st the ch 1 comes out of and in BLO, hdc. In FLO, hdc in next st. *In BLO, hdc in next st. In FLO, hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in the top of 1st hdc made of round. (70 hdc)

Continue to alternate Round 2 and Round 3. Finish off after Round 15. Weave in ends.

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