Plum Perfect Cowl
Opening at Ribbing: 32 inches Depth: 12 inches
• Caron Big Cakes medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (101/2 oz/603 yds/300g per cake): 1 cake #7483 plum pudding • Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge • Size G/6/4mm crochet hook • Tapestry needle • 13/4-inch button: 1 • Snap
Rnds 1–7 of Cowl Body = 21/4 inches
Join with slip stitch in indicated stitch unless otherwise stated. To work into the back bar of a half double crochet stitch, work into the horizontal 3rd loop that lies parallel underneath the head of the stitch. To do this, tilt the top edge toward you to reveal the 3rd loop of the half double crochet below the top of the stitch. Insert hook into this loop.
Row 1: Leaving a 6-inch tail for seaming, with G hook, ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, turn. (8 sc) Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in back lps (see Stitch Guide) only of next 6 sc, sc in last sc, turn.
Rows 3–100: Rep row 2. At end of last row do not fasten off.
Setup rnd: Change to H hook, rotate work to work in row ends, sc in the end of each row of ribbing. Join (see Pattern Notes) in first sc. (100 sc)
Rnd 1: Ch 1, hdc in back lp only of each st, join in first hdc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, working in back lps only, (hdc in 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around until less than 6 sts rem, hdc in each rem st. Join in first st. (116 sts) Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in back bar (see Pattern Notes) of each hdc around. Join in first st. Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in back lps only of each sc around. Join in first st. Rnd 5: Ch 1, fpdc (see Stitch Guide) around each hdc. Join in first st. Rnd 6: Ch 1, working in hdc of rnd 4, hdc in each hdc behind the fpdc. Join in first st.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join in first st. [Rep rnds 1–7] 4 more times. (213 sts)
Row 1: With G hook, ch 13, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (12 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn. Rep row 2 until tab is 6 inches in length, then fasten off.
Sew the side of the ribbing closed with the long tail. Sew button in the center of the tab and snaps at the ends. Block finished project and enjoy.