Incrocio Crochet Cowl Tutorial & Pattern

Of all the cotton cowls I’ve designed, my favorite is this Incrocio Cowl. I love how this stitch and yarn combo worked out! Incrocio means crossroad in Italian-since this design creates a bit of an intersection I thought it an appropriate name. This is a lovely lace design that is easy enough for beginners and intriguing enough for all!

I’ve included a detailed photo tutorial with this pattern, plus a video tutorial for the iris stitch used in the design. Lion Brand’s 24/7 cotton is one of my absolute favorite yarns. I love the color choices and sheen that this yarn has, it’s a dream to work with. The camel color I used in this cowl is also a fave of mine. I already have plans in mind for more designs in this colorway. You may also like these cowls I’ve created with Lion Brand 24/7 yarn: Colorblock Cowl and Archwork Mesh Cowl.




While I’ve created this cowl for summer, in cotton yarn, any other fiber would be appropriate too. I can’t wait for cooler weather to try it out in wool! But until then I will keep crocheting away in the all the cotton!

I gifted this cowl to my kindergartner’s teacher aide. It was her last year at his school and she was such an integral part of his first year of “real school.” I’m glad I could take the time to create something lovely for her send off. I hope she enjoys it and her new endeavors, we will miss her.

I love a crochet project that you can whip up quickly and bonus-this only takes one ball of yarn! The hardest part will be choosing which lovely color to go with!

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Materials:

186yd/170m (3.5oz/100g) of #4 medium worsted weight cotton, I used one ball Lion Brand’s 24/7 cotton in Camel*

4.5mm/G hook*

scissors, yarn needle*



Notes:

Finished size is 57″ x 5″

Stitch multiple is 12.



Gauge:

2″x 2″ = 8 dcs x 4 rows

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Stitches:

Double crochet (dc)

Chain (ch)

Slip Stitch (ss)

Single Crochet (sc)

Iris Stitch

Video Tutorial for the Iris Stitch:

https://youtu.be/1R0GgvQ8OGg



You can purchase a well formatted, ad-free pdf of this pattern on Etsy or Ravelry.




Pattern:

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Ch 264 +1, give the chain one twist and join the last ch to the first with a ss. The twist is optional, of course.

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1.Ch 3 (counts as a dc),

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continue all in the same ch: (dc,

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ch 1,

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2dc),-one iris st formed

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*{ch 7, skip 11,

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(2dc, ch 1 2dc) all in next ch} repeat from * around, join last ch 7 with a ss to 3rd ch. (22 iris)




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2. SS to the first ch 1 space,




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then ch 3 (counts as a dc),

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(dc, ch 1, 2dc) all in the same space,

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ch 3, *{ skip 3, sc to the center of the ch 7 space,

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ch 3, skip 3,

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(2dc, ch 1, 2dc) all in the next ch 1 space, ch 3} repeat from * around, join last ch 3 with a ss to 3rd ch. (22 iris)

 

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3. Repeat round 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), continue all in the same ch: (dc, ch 1, 2dc), *{ch 7, skip 11, (2dc, ch 1 2dc) all in next ch} repeat from * around, join last ch 7 with a ss to 3rd ch. (22 iris)

4. Repeat round 2: SS to the first ch 1 space, then ch 3 (counts as a dc), (dc, ch 1, 2dc) all in the same space, ch 3, *{ skip 3, sc to the center of the ch 7 space, ch 3, skip 3, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) all in the next ch 1 space, ch 3} repeat from * around, join last ch 3 with a ss to 3rd ch. (22 iris)

5. Repeat round 1.

6. Repeat round 2.




7. Repeat round 1.

8. Repeat round 2.




9. Repeat round 1.

10. SS to the first ch 1 space, sc in it, ch 11, *{sc to the next ch 1 spc, ch 11} repeat from * around, ss to first sc made and finish off.

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