Saturday, November 24, 2012

Falling Leaves Ripple Cowl

I love this stitch pattern.  It's from another scarf pattern that I have but it runs down the length of the scarf.  It's very pretty, but I get tired of all that chaining (171 chs) and the long foundation row.  So I decided to turn the pattern so it runs the width of the scarf and then turn it into a cowl.    There is a stitch diagram after the written pattern.  Hope you like the changes.

Materials

  • Worsted Weight Yarn, these are the colors I used                                      Color A, Red Heart Soft, Cherry Red,       
         Color B, Loops and Threads Impeccable Solids, Pumpkin
         Color C, Loops and Threads Impeccable Solids, Bronze
         Color D, Red Heart Soft Touch, Dark Leaf                      
  • H hook
Special Stitches

Dc7tog--Yarn over (YO) hook, insert hook in first st, pull up a loop, YO hook, pull through 2 loops, 2 loops on hook. YO hook, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, YO hook, pull through 2 loops, 3 loops on hook.  YO hook, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, YO hook, pull through 2 loops, 4 loops on hook.YO hook, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, YO hook, pull through 2 loops, 5 loops on hook.YO hook, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, YO hook, pull through 2 loops, 6 loops on hook.YO hook, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, YO hook, pull through 2 loops, 7 loops on hook.YO hook, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, YO hook, pull through 2 loops, 8 loops on hook.YO hook, pull through all loops on hook.

YO, insert hook in first st, YO

Pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops

2 loops left on hook

YO, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, 3 loops left on hook
What you are doing here is making the bottom halves of the double crochets, you will make a total of 7 bottom halves.  You will always have one more loop on the hook than the number of bottom halves.  
YO, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook



4 loops left on hook
YO, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook
                           
5 loops left on hook


5 bottom halves made, 6 loops left on hook

6 bottom halves made, 7 loops left on hook
7 bottom halves made, 8 loops left on hook

YO hook

Pull through all loops on hook

There are other special stitches in this pattern, but instead of repeating stuff I've already posted, I've attached links to those stitches.

Abbreviations                          

ch(s)--chain(s)                                            dc3tog--double crochet 3 stitches together
dc--double crochet                                     dc7tog--double crochet 7 stitches together
dc4tog--double crochet 4 stitches together  dc2tog--double crochet 2 stitches together
sl st(s)--slip stitch(es)          sc(s)--single crochet(s)         hdc(s)--half double crochet(s)  
tr(s)--triple or treble crochet(s)

Cowl
With Color A Ch 27.
Row 1:  Begin dc3tog in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 chs, (ch 1, dc in next ch) 2 times, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, (ch 1, dc in next ch) 2 times, ch 1, dc7tog over next 7 chs, (ch 1, dc in next ch) 2 times, ch 1 (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, (ch 1, dc in next ch ) 2 times, ch 1, dc4tog over last four chs. Turn.



Row 2:  Ch 3, dc in ch-1 sp (counts as first dc2tog), CLUSTER in dc, ch 1, CLUSTER in next dc, 5 dcs in second ch-1 sp, CLUSTER in second dc, ch 1, CLUSTER in next dc, dc2tog in ch-1 sps on either side of dc7tog, CLUSTER in next dc, ch 1, CLUSTER in next dc, 5 dcs in second ch-1 sp, CLUSTER in second dc, ch 1, CLUSTER in next dc, dc2tog in ch-1 sp and top of turning ch. Turn.



Row 3:  Ch 3, dc3tog over CLUSTER, ch 1, CLUSTER, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 2 times, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 2 times, ch 1, dc7tog over CLUSTERS, ch-1 sps and dc2tog, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 2 times, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 2 times, ch 1, dc4tog over CLUSTERS, ch-1 sp and top of turning ch.  Turn.




Row 4:  Repeat Row 2, Fasten off, leaving a tail for weaving in.



Rows 5 to 8: Attach Color B, repeat rows 3 and 2 twice.  Fasten off, leaving a long tail for weaving in.

Rows 9 to 12:  Attach Color C, repeat rows 2 and 3 twice.  Fasten off, leaving a tail for weaving in.

Rows 13 to 40:  Attach Color D, repeat rows 3 and 2 14 times.  Bring first Color A row up to meet last Color D row.  Sl st together using Color D yarn.  Fasten off leaving a tail for weaving in.




Leaves
Make three leaves, one each of color A, B and C.

Ch 10.
Sl st in second ch from hook, sc, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc, (sl st, ch 1, sl st) in last ch, on  other side of ch, sc in second ch, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc, sl st.  Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.  Attach leaves to cowl.  Weave in all ends.








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2 comments:

  1. I don't understand dc3 together over cluster. Can you help me?

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    1. The cluster is joined together at the top so it counts as one stitch. The dc3tog is 3 dcs that are joined at the top. The 1st dc is started in the top of the 1st cluster, then the next dc is started in the ch-1 sp and the last dc is started in the top of the next cluster, then the three stitches are joined together at the top by pulling the yarn through all the loops (4 in this case) that are left on the hook. If you look at the beginning of Row 3 on the diagram above, it's easier to see, it's just after the 3 chain stitches.

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