Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Free pattern release: Spring Sparkle Cowl

Remember the Spring Sparkle Shawl that was released last month?   Red Heart sent me some  Tealessence Boutique Swanky Yarn to try and I think the color is amazing!   
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This yarn is so soft and drapes well.  Since I've been working on the Battle of the Stitches crochet challenge for the past few weeks and using the Rocky Road crochet stitch, I thought it would be great to make a cowl with it.  You may use other yarns for this pattern, but the results will be different.  Boutique Swanky has a nice stretch to it and works well with this stitch pattern. 

Such a fun way to dress up any outfit!  I can't wait to get some more Swanky and work up some of these cowls for gifts. 
Enjoy this free crochet pattern!


­­Spring Sparkle Cowl

 Size: 2’, 3’, 4’, 5’                            
Materials: 1-2 skeins Red Heart Boutique Swanky Yarn
Hook: Size G                                                               
Gauge: This pattern is worked to desired measurements and does not require a beginning gauge
Stitches: Sl St –Slip Stitch                                                       
               sp – Space
               ch – Chain
               SC – Single Crochet
               DC – Double Crochet
Note: Boutique Swanky yarn stretches well for this design.  You can use other yarns but end results will not be the same.   Chain in multiples of 4 +2 until you reach 2', 3', 4', 5'

R1: Turn, SC in 2nd ch from hook, *(SC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in next ch sp, sk 2 ch sp, SC in next ch sp,* Rep *to*, make sure cowl is not twisted, sl st to beginning SC to form a ring.

R2: Ch 1, Turn, *(SC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in next SC, sk 2 DC & Ch sp, SC in next SC* Rep *to* around, SC in end st, sl st to beginning SC to connect.

R3: Ch 1, Turn, SC in next st, *(SC, Ch 2, 2 DC) in next SC, sk 2 DC & Ch 2 sp, SC in next SC* rep *to* around, Sl St to beginning SC to connect.

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until you reach 6”, 8”, 10” or desired height.  Fasten off and weave in ends.


  1. I can't let Allie see this, I'll be making them in every color. This is great! I G+'d and will share on facebook tomorrow.

  2. I love this and your model is very cute! I haven't been able to find the yarn locally, but might have to break down and order it after seeing how cute your project is. Thank you.

    1. Thanks Heidi! I would love to see how you would use it also :) I ordered mine online because I haven't seen it available around here either - but I love the look of it.

    2. Do you ladies know if we have it somewhere locally NOW? Maybe JoAnns in Riverdale? This cowl is so pretty, but I must admit, this model is absolutely darling!!!

  3. Pretty as a picture, she is a real cute and the cowl is pretty too.

  4. How sweet! I know a few little girls who would LOVE one of these and that yarn is so fun! Thanks for sharing! Also, I'm visiting from Hookin on Hump Day :)

  5. Love your things!! Happy Easter, Sandy

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  7. Would someone explain. . .Chain in multiples of 4+2. THANKS.

    1. The stitch for this needs 4 spaces, so you chain in multiples of 4 until you reach the length you want. Then you chain 2 extra that will be used to turn and complete the round.


  8. Too cute! How many chains did you start with to make this specific cowl? I would like to make one for my 6 yrs old niece. Thanks!

    1. Hi Kelly,
      You chain in multiples of 4 until you reach the length you want and then chain 2 extra. Then you start row 1 instructions.

  9. Love this!!!!! The 1st time I seen this pattern I immediatly went online and bought a few Skeins of this Swanky yarn. I just got it in yesterday and as soon as I get over this awful cold I'm gonna crochet one for all the girls in my life (including myself) :-)
    Thanks For Sharing!!!😊


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