414 Valley Cowl
This luscious, lacy cowl is crocheted infinity or moebius style, beginning with a center strip and worked seamlessly in continuous figure 8’s. Worn as a shoulder wrap or double-twisted around the head as a hood, the Valley Cowl is a lovely, practical and quick-to-crochet gift.
The sample is crocheted in Valley Yarns Deerfield, a soft, lustrous DK blend of alpaca and silk. This construction also works wonderfully with many of your favorite Valley Yarns, including multicolored dyed yarns. For suggestions and adjustments needed for substituting yarns, see the tips following this pattern. If you're new to infinity or moebius style designs, check out the super helpful Foundation Double Crochet Infinity Style tutorial from Doris Chan.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished Measurements: approx 45” circumference by 15” depth; with tips on adjusting the dimensions to suit.
Yarn: 4 balls Valley Yarns Deerfield (80% Baby Alpaca/20% Silk, 50g/109yds) color Burgundy
Hook: US I/9 (5.50mm)
Gauge: 15 Fdc = 4”; 2 lace pattern repeats = 4”; 5 rows in lace pattern = 2.5”
Note: 5 complete circuits of the figure 8 adds approximately 5” to cowl depth.
Pattern updated 8/27/13. View errata page here.