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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!

    1. Unfortunately, I’ve already given it as a gift. Otherwise, I would. Sorry!

  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.

    1. Thanks!

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