Saturday, February 27, 2010

Free Pattern: Auto Pilot Cowl!

With the help of my awesome pattern testers, the pattern for the Auto Pilot Cowl is now available! If you're on Ravelry, it's available as a free download. For those not on Ravely, here's the pattern:

Auto Pilot Cowl

By Kala Hotakainen

The Auto Pilot Cowl takes advantage of my favorite crochet stitch, the half double crochet. Once you get going on this easy cowl, it’s nothing but smooth auto pilot crocheting, making it perfect to work on while you watch a movie or hang out with friends! This cowl is also quick to crochet, making it perfect for last minute gift giving. Not that any of you would wait until the last minute, right? :)


Yarn: 1 skein of Berroco Comfort (50 % nylon/ 50 % acrylic/120 yards/ 193 meters) in Agean Sea (color # 9753)

Hook: Size I (5.5mm)

Gauge: 3 stitches to the inch worked in hdc.

Abbreviations used: ch – chain, sts - stitches, hdc – half double crochet, hdc-tbl – half double crochet through the back loop, fo – fasten off

Size: Average woman


Loosely ch 60 stitches. It's very important to chain loosely, if you chain tightly the cowl may be a challenge to get over your head.

Row 1: Starting in the 2nd ch from hook, work a row of hdc - 59 sts.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, and work another row of hdc.

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, and work one row of hdc-tbl. This is the right side of your cowl.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until the cowl measures about 6 inches tall or until desired height is reached.

FO, leaving a long tail for seaming.

Using the yarn tail from the end of the cowl, join the short ends of the cowl with a whipstitch.

Weave in all ends and block if desired. I didn’t block my cowl, but you may wish to block yours.

©Kala Hotakainen of This pattern is for personal use only, this pattern or items from this pattern may not be sold, thanks!


Patricia said...

Thanks for the pattern! I'm not the best at crochet but your pattern makes it sound possible, may have to give this one a try!

JFibers said...

So, when are you going to teach me how to do this???

Mary said...

Pretty! I don't crochet, but I knit a cowl this weekend!

affectioknit said...

Awesome! What a great little giftie to make up and have on hand...


EmmaLemmon47 said...

This cowl could also be used as a loose ear warmer or headband thingy. smile. I am making it for my dil and gdaughter for Christmas in Dk Maroon. Thank you for the pattern. Linda

Kris said...

Thanks, fellow vegan! I am just learning to crochet and this looks perfect!

betty lynn said...

great little cowl , try do a foundation chain , its more stretchier than going through each little chain .

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