Cowls aren’t just for under the shirt anymore and this triangular ribbed cowl pattern is so quick, easy, and fun to make! They don't take long - and I love them for when I am running during the cold weather as I think they are better than a scarf!
Material: Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet hook: H
Ch 20, hdc in second ch from hook and hdc across.
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in lower stitch to create ribbing effect, hdc across, 2 hdc in last stitch. For the knit ribbed effect, make the hdc in the loop below the stitch you would normally do the hdc in it pushes the two loops to the front to make the ribbing.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc across
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc across, 2 hdc in last stitch
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc across
Repeat Row 4 and 5 until piece measures about 9.5 inches – approximately 26 rows.
Row 27: hdc to last two stitches, dec stitch
Row 28: dec stitch, hdc across
Repeat row 27 and 28 until you have 19 stitches
Join sides together either with slip stitch or sew it together.
I was born in Bad Homburg, Germany. Growing up in foster care I spend a lot of time alone creating art or writing stories. In 1992, when I became pregnant, I discovered crochet and emersed myself in the craft. I also immigrated to the US and throughout the years, I explored various mediums of art – such as macrame, cross-stitch, and painting - while raising my kids. In 2005, I wanted to create my own wood beads and discovered the wood-burner and fell in love with it. It’s at the same time I had the nudge to start my handmade business part-time with the intention to be full-time someday.
But life derailed for a little while, as I became a special needs parent, enrolled in online college twice, and am the proud owner of a B.S. in Accounting and an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling – which eventually led me to start my coaching + consulting business.
Throughout the years I kept coming back to three mediums: coloring, crochet, and wood-burning, and am now balancing two businesses! With most of the kids creating their own lives and only the youngest left, I get to create art and teach people how to make art, while also helping people with their goals. It’s having the cake and eating it too!
I live in Central Virginia with tons of inspiration out of my backyard, the blue ridge mountains, and the events I attend!