Fiore Free Crochet Cotton Cowl Pattern

I love a one skein cowl, don’t you? Blue is my favorite and I love the combination of the forked cluster stitch and this yarn. Lion Brand 24/7 cotton has such a beautiful sheen. If you’ve never heard of the forked cluster stitch, don’t fret! I’ve explained it under stitches, plus I made a video to help you too. It’s basically a cluster stitch that’s worked over 3 stitches. I just thought it was too pretty. And once it’s worked up in the round it resembled a flower or “fiore” in Italian.

Crochet cowls are such a great gift idea, or a quick and easy piece to crochet up for yourself. When the weather starts cooling down I grab one of my favorite cowls til it warms up some. Where I am in Northern California we get swings of 30-40 degrees in the temperature. And since I’m from Texas that means it’s basically winter overnight, fall in the morning and warms up to spring and summer all in the same day! But hey I get to use my cowls and scarves that much more.




I actually worked this one up in the spring and gifted to one of my son’s teachers. She was always wearing a cowl so I thought this would be the perfect handmade gift. And since I worked up a bunch of different cowls, it’s nice they were all only one skein each!

Here are the other cowls & scarf I made with less than one skein each of Lion Brand’s 24/7 cotton:

1. Incrocio Cowl

crochet cowl

 2. Colorblock Cowl

cowl

 3. Archwork Cowl

 4. Skinny Summer Scarf

mesh scarf 

Since I made this one as we were heading into summer, I kept it thin and short. If you want to adjust the length of your cowl (cause now we’re staring fall in the face!), increase by 3s. To have a nice cozy cowl that you can wrap twice around your neck I would recommend starting with a chain of 216.

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Materials:

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

5mm Hook (H)*

yarn needle* & scissors





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Stitches:

FC-forked cluster: yo, insert hook into first st to be worked, *{yo and pull up a loop, yo & insert hook into the same st again, yo & pull up a loop (5 loops on your hook), yo & pull through 4 loops (2 loops on your hook)}, skip the next st, yo & insert your hook into the next st, repeat from * ending with 3 loops on your hook, yo & pull through all 3 loops.

ss-slip stitch 

ch-chain

sc-single crochet

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Video Tutorial:

Watch exactly how to crochet the forked cluster stitch in the round.

Size:

My finished cowl measured about 37″ around and 4″ wide.

Gauge:

2″x 2″ 7 sc x 6 rows



Notes:

  1. Starting ch 2 does not count as a stitch.
  2. The first fc of each round will be worked in the same st as the first ch 2 of the round & the 3rd st.
  3. Rounds 2-6 are worked in the chain 2 spaces you create. The first half of the fc is made in the ch 2 space before the fc you’re working on and the second half of the fc is made in the ch 2 spc that is after the fc you working on.
  4. The stitch multiple is 3.




Pattern:

Chain 144, ss to the first ch to form a circle. For a longer version-Ch 216.

  1. Ch 2(doesn’t count), *{fc, ch 2} repeat from * around, join with a ss to the top of the first fc of the round.
  2. Ch 2, *{into the chain 2 spaces: fc, ch 2} repeat from * around, join with a ss to top of the first fc.
  3. -6. Repeat Round 2.





To finish mine off I added a picot border. Slip stitch to the top of the next fc, sc, ch 3 & ss that back to the sc, now ss to the next fc and repeat around. Cut yarn & weave in. Attach yarn with a ss to other side and repeat the border. Finish off & block.






I’d love to see your #fiorecowl tag me @christacodesign on Instagram if you post a pic. Or share it to my Facebook Group, I love to see your work.



 

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