The Dunnagan Cowl Free Crochet Pattern | KT and the Squid

The kind people at Plymouth Yarns sent me a lovely box of yarn to checkout. In the box I came across Their Baby Alpaca Grande. First the color was just beautiful and it was one of the softest yarns I’ve ever felt! And with 100% baby Alpaca you know it’s going to be warm. I just had to make something out of it right away.




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Skill Level

Intermediate

Sizes

Laying flat, approx. 12″ at the top, 17″ at the bottom and 8.5″ tall.

Yarn

Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande (100% baby alpaca; 110 yds/100g; bulky weight/5)
2 hanks of color 7718


Hook

K/6.5mm (or hook to obtain gauge)

Gauge

12 sc by 14 rows in pattern = 4” square (blocked)

Abbreviations

Ch = chain
St = stitch
Sc = single crochet
Esc = extended single crochet
Eesc = extra extended single crochet
BLO = back loop only

Notes

Please read all instructions before beginning.

This cowl is worked in the round.

Special Stitches

Extended single crochet (esc): Insert hook into indicated st, pull up a loop, yarn over pull through one loop on hook, yarn over pull through 2 loops on hook.

Extra extended single crochet (eesc): Insert hook into indicated st, pull up a loop, (yarn over pull through one loop on hook) twice, yarn over pull through 2 loops on hook.

Instructions

Ch 72, being careful not to twist, join with a slip stitch to the first ch.
Round 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st from here on), sc in each ch around, join with a slip stitch. 72
Rounds 2: Ch 1, working in the BLO sc in each st around, join with a slip stitch to the first sc. 72
Round 3: Repeat round 2. 72
Round 4: Ch 1, *working in the BLO sc in the next 5, esc in the front loop of the sc 2 rows below: repeat from * around, join with a slip stitch to the first sc. 72
Round 5: Ch 1, *sc in the next 11, 2 sc in the next esc; repeat from * around, join with a slip stitch to the first sc. 78
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a slip stitch to the first sc. 78
Round 7: Repeat round 6. 78
Rounds 8 and 9: Repeat round 2. 78
Round 10: Ch 1, working in the BLO sc in the next 2, esc in the front loop of the sc 2 rows below, *working in the BLO sc in the next 5, esc in the front loop of the sc 2 rows below, working in the BLO sc in the next 6, esc in the front loop of the sc 2 rows below: repeat from * until 10 sts remain, Working in the BLO sc 5, esc in the front loop of the sc 2 rows below, working in the BLO sc in the last 4, join with a slip stitch to the first sc. 78
Round 11: Ch 1, sc in the next 5, 2 sc in the next st, *sc in the next 12, 2 sc in the next st; repeat from * until 7 sts remain, sc in the last 7, join with a slip stitch to the first sc. 84
Round 12 and 13: Repeat round 6. 84
Rounds 14 and 15: Repeat round 2. 84
Round 16: Ch 1, *working in the BLO sc in the next 6, esc in the front loop of the sc 2 rows below: repeat from * around, join with a slip stitch to the first sc. 84
Round 17: Ch 1, *sc 13, s 2 sc in the next esc; repeat from * around, join with a slip stitch to the first sc. 90
Round 18 and 19: Repeat round 6. 90
Rounds 20 and 21: Repeat round 2. 90
Round 22: Ch 1, working in the BLO sc in the next 2, esc in the front loop of the sc 2 rows below, *working in the BLO sc in the next 6, esc in the front loop of the sc 2 rows below, working in the BLO sc in the next 7, esc in the front loop of the sc 2 rows below: repeat from * until 11 sts remain, Working in the BLO sc in the next 6, esc in the front loop of the sc 2 rows below, working in the BLO sc in the last 4, join with a slip stitch to the first sc. 90
Round 23: Ch 1, sc in the next 6, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next 14, 2 sc in the next st; repeat from * until 8 sts remain, sc in the last 8, join with a slip stitch to the first sc. 96
Round 24 and 25: Repeat round 6. 96
Rounds 26 and 27: Repeat round 2. 96
Round 28: Ch 1, *working in the BLO sc 7, esc in the front loop of the sc 2 rows below: repeat from * around, join with a slip stitch to the first sc. 96
Round 29: Ch 1, *sc in the next 15, 2 sc in the next esc; repeat from * around, join with a slip stitch to the first sc. 102
Round 30: Repeat round 2. 102

Fasten off, block, weave in all ends.

4 thoughts on “The Dunnagan Cowl Free Crochet Pattern | KT and the Squid

  1. Would it be possible to upload a photo of the cowl laying flat? It looks beautiful, but the detail is difficult to see in the photo. (In fact, I thought it was Tunisian crochet, until I read the instructions.) I have this yarn in a baby blue color and have been looking for the perfect item to make from it. This may be it! Thank you so much for the pattern!

  2. I love this cowl. I found the perfect yarn to make it (in my stash… unfortunately, no visit to yarn store for this one). Its next on my list and am looking forward to it! 🙂 I love the details you have incorporated! Thank you so much.

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