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Free Pattern Friday: Buffalo Plaid Cowl w/ Cozy Fabric Lining

Happy Friday Everyone! We are only a month and a half away from the end of the year, which means it's prime time for those holiday projects & gift ideas!


I was commissioned by a close friend to create a buffalo plaid beanie & scarf set for her family's holiday pictures this season, and after finally dropping off the last piece earlier last week I am so excited to finally share the collection with you!

Both pieces in this set are made very similarly, with the exception of the starting number of chains and the width of the color blocked sections (and of course closing off the top of the beanie).


Being on a little bit of a time crunch with other orders starting to come in for the holidays, I decided to modify the cowl a bit and create a cozy fabric lining on the inside rather than an additional layer (mainly to hide the traveling strands on the back from the plaid pattern). This method actually turned out even better than I had originally imagined, with the soft, cozy fabric creating a smooth barrier from the yarn (which we know can sometimes be itchy and uncomfortable at times).





Keep scrolling for my Buffalo Plaid Cowl pattern, or click here to check out my Buffalo Plaid Beanie!


An ad-free, large print PDF version, with sizing chart for Toddler - Large Adult sizes

is available for $4.99 at my Etsy Store!



Buffalo Plaid Cowl


Materials

1 skein each weight 4 yarn in Red, Burgundy & Black (I used Red Heart Super Saver)

Black fabric of your choice (I chose more of a stretchy, spandex material)

Scissors

Sewing needle, pins & black thread



Hook

I - 5.5mm



Terms

ch = chain

slst = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

F/O = finish off (ch1, cut yarn and pull tail through to create a knot)



Gauge

(Width) 4 stitches = ~ 1 inch

(length) 2 rows = ~1 inch



Notes

>The pattern listed below is for a Small Adult size cowl. A sizing chart, complete with number of chains & rows is available for $2.99 on my Etsy store!

>Cowl is worked in the round (no turning)

>The ch at the beginning of each row counts as 1

>In order to create a seamless change between colors during the plaid rows, create the first 3 dc in the color block as normal, then when yarning over for the final time in the 4th dc, pull through with the next color

>DON'T CUT COLORS! Will carry all 3 colors throughout until the very end





Small Adult Cowl Pattern


1. (Black) Ch 96 & join w/ slst in 1st chain to create a large loop (make sure the chain is free of any twisting before joining).


2 - 4. Ch1, create 1sc in each stitch. Join w/ slst in ch.


5. (Plaid Pattern) Ch2, create 1dc in next 3 stitches (change to Burgundy during last dc). Create 1dc in next 4 stitches (change back to Black during last dc). Follow this pattern (4dc Black - 4dc Burgundy) until very end of round (should end with Burgundy). Join w/ slst in ch2 (*when creating slst, pull through with Black to change color for next round).


6. Repeat same pattern from step 5 to create an additional row of Black-Burgundy blocks. (*Don't change colors during slst- keep as Burgundy for next round).


7. Using Burgundy, ch2 & create 1dc in next 3 stitches (change to Red during last dc). Create 1dc in next 4 stitches (change back to Burgundy during last dc). Follow this pattern (4dc Burgundy - 4dc Red) until very end of round (should end with Red). Join w/ slst in ch2 (*when creating slst, pull through with Burgundy to change color for next round).


8. Repeat same pattern from step 7 to create an additional row of Burgundy-Red blocks. (*when creating slst, pull through with Black to change color for next round).


**Repeat steps 5-8 until you have completed 13 total square rows. Each square row consists of 2 rows of the indicated colors.


9. Change to black during last dc of last square row & cut and tie Burgundy & Red tails together. *Using Black, ch1 & create 1sc in each stitch. Join w/ slst in ch.* Repeat for 2 more rows & F/O after joining last row.






Creating the Fabric Lining


1. Lay fabric out on a flat surface (wrong side down) and place the finished cowl (inside out) on top, leaving ~1/2" of extra fabric on the top & side.


2. Wrap the rest of the fabric snugly over the top of the cowl, making sure the top edges are lined up & cut off any extra fabric where other side edge ended.


3. Remove cowl, secure side edge with pins & sew together, creating a tube.


4. With wrong side of fabric still facing out, fold down top edge ~1/2" until even all the way around, pin & sew to create a clean edge. Turn fabric right side out.


5. Slip cowl (still inside out) inside fabric tube and secure clean top edge to cowl where the black border & plaid pattern meet. Sew fabric to cowl, being careful not to distort the plaid pattern or making too big of gaps between sewing stitches.


6. With top side sewn down to the cowl, cut off any excess fabric from the bottom that extends past where the cowl ends.


7. Carefully tuck the bottom edge inside, between the fabric and cowl so the clean edge lines up where the black border & plaid pattern meet. Once evenly folded, secure with pins & sew (just like in step 5).


8. Turn lined cowl right side out & enjoy!





An ad-free, large print PDF version, with sizing chart for Toddler - Large Adult sizes

is available for $4.99 at my Etsy Store!



© Copyright Notice: You have permission to sell the finished product for this pattern. If products are sold online, please give credit to The Knotted Nail by providing a link to my blog (www.TheKnottedNail.com), or to my Etsy store (www.TheKnottedNail.etsy.com). Rewriting, reselling, distributing or copying the pattern itself is prohibited. Thank you for your understanding and happy crocheting!






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