I love soft, warm neck wear in winter. What could be better than a super warm cowl made out of the super soft Hygge yarn from Red Heart? Use just ONE 8 oz skein to whip up this beautiful, quick cowl that is simply to die for.
The Herringstone Cowl
The Herringstone Cowl is a true “one skein wonder” because – you guessed it – we’re using just ONE (8 oz) skein of Red Heart Hygge yarn. This cowl pattern is worked in a spiral until you run out of yarn so you literally have nothing to count, no stitches to mark (unless you want to of course), and involves minimal thought at all. This is a GREAT Netflix and crochet project.
We’ve used this yarn in the Hibernation Hoodie pattern and in the Give Me A Hygge scarf pattern. This colorway is “Sterling” and I love the main grey color mixed in with the slightly purple fuzzies. Is it purple? Is it grey? Is it absolute perfection? All of the above! 😉
For this pattern we are using the Herringbone Half Double crochet stitch. This is a simple variation of the regular Half Double crochet and gives it a slanted, pebbled, textured feel. Perfect for this fuzzy yarn! ♥ So. Soft!
I designed this cowl pattern to be relatively tall so that, when worn, it crumples in on itself and has a lovely drape. The larger hook size gives it a fluffy, squishy feel that is simply amazing worn near your face. I may or may not have burrowed my chin inside just to feel the luxurious softness. Ha!
(1) ball of Red Heart Hygge Yarn (8 oz ball, 212 yards, Bulky weight)
Crochet hook in size L/8mm
9 sts x 8 rows = 4” square
Do not join or turn at the end of each row. Work in a spiral instead.
If desired, use a stitch marker to denote the first stitch of each row. (Although because we are going until we run out of yarn this is not entirely necessary.)
Herringbone Half Double Crochet tutorial.
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Round 1: Ch-70. Make sure the chain is not twisted. Do not join to the first chain but form into a circle. Work directly into the first chain to start row 2.
Rounds 2 – 26: Hhdc in each st around. Work in a spiral throughout, never joining or turning. (70)
Continue around until you run out of yarn. Leaving enough to weave in ends, sl st in next 3 sts. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
If that’s not the easiest thing you’ve crocheted in a while, I don’t know what is! I hope you love this cowl pattern, and the Hygge yarn if this is your first chance to use it. The 8 oz skeins should be available at Joann and online.