5 Little Monsters: Criss Cross Cowl

Criss Cross Cowl

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A couple of months ago I made the Criss Cross Hat and ever since then I have been wanting to make a matching cowl or scarf.


The main body of the Criss Cross Hat is made using a combination of crossed double crochet stitches, and half double and single crochet stitches. I used the same combination of stitches to make the matching cowl, but I added a post stitch ribbing, like that around the bottom of the hat, to the top and bottom edges of the cowl. 


It matches the pattern of the Criss Cross Hat exactly, but it also coordinates with the Crossed Double Hat that you can see in the pictures. They both use the same combination of stitches, just in a slightly different order. So depending on whether you want a perfectly matching set, or more of a coordinating set, either one will work. 


How to Crochet the Criss Cross Cowl


You will need:


Instructions:


Stitch repeat is a multiple of 2, so to change the size use any even number of stitches.

ch 82

without twisting ch join with a slip stitch to first ch

Round 1: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, slip stitch to first dc to join (82 dc)

Round 2: ch 2, [front post dc in first dc, back post dc in next dc] repeat around, sl st to first dc to join (82 dc)

Round 3: ch 2, [front post dc in first dc, back post dc in next dc] repeat around, sl st to first dc to join (82 dc)

Round 4: ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (82 hdc)

Round 5: ch 1, sc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first sc to join (82 sc)

Round 6:  ch 2, [skip first stitch, dc in next, dc in skipped stitch] repeat to the end, slip stitch to first dc (82 dc)

Round 7: ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (82 hdc)

Round 8: ch 1, sc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first sc to join (82 sc)

Round 9:  ch 2, [skip first stitch, dc in next, dc in skipped stitch] repeat to the end, slip stitch to first dc (82 dc)

Round 10: ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (82 hdc)

Round 11: ch 1, sc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first sc to join (82 sc)

Round 12:  ch 2, [skip first stitch, dc in next, dc in skipped stitch] repeat to the end, slip stitch to first dc (82 dc)

Round 13: ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (82 hdc)

Round 14: ch 1, sc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first sc to join (82 sc)

Round 15:  ch 2, [skip first stitch, dc in next, dc in skipped stitch] repeat to the end, slip stitch to first dc (82 dc)

Round 16: ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to first hdc to join (82 hdc)

Round 17: ch 1, sc in 3rd loop in each stitch around, slip stitch to first sc to join (82 sc)

Round 18: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, slip stitch to first dc to join (82 dc)

Round 19: ch 2, [front post dc in first dc, back post dc in next dc] repeat around, sl st to first dc to join (82 dc)

Round 20: ch 2, [front post dc in first dc, back post dc in next dc] repeat around, sl st to first dc to join (82 dc)

Finish off, weave in ends