This free crochet pattern is More Than Just An Infinity Cowl so that is the name! It uses only 2 balls of yarn for the body of the cowl and 1 more ball for the drawstring. You can create a completely different look using tone on tone yarn or variegated or several different colors. Make this project your own.
The yarn used in this free crochet pattern is Lion Brand, “Hometown USA” which comes in MANY different colors. Choose one that is right for you. This one is for my daughter who has a beautiful red winter coat and hates it when her scarf falls off on her way to school. When she saw the finished piece she reminded me of the seagulls on Finding Nemo because she kept exclaiming MINE! MINE! MINE!
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More Than Just An Infinity Cowl
Body of piece: 26 1/2″ long (folded in half) and 6″ wide.
The yarn used for this project is a Super Bulky (CYC size 6)
M/ 9.o mm)
Stitches Used (and YouTube Video links to help you learn)
- Chain Stitch (ch)
- Slip Stitch (sl st)
- Extended Single Crochet (exsc)
- Extended Double Crochet (exdc)
- Pom Pom Maker
Chain 15 (13 base chains + 2 turning chains).
Set Up Row 1: Exsc in 3rd ch from hook (2 skipped chains do not count as a stitch), sk 2 ch, 5 exdc in next chain (shell), sk 2 ch, exsc in next ch, sk 2 ch, 5 exdc in next chain (shell), sk 2 ch, exsc in next ch, turn.
Row 1: Ch 5, exsc in 3rd exdc of shell, ch 2, exsc in next exsc, ch 2, exsc in next 3rd exdc of shell, ch 2, exsc in exsc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, exsc in first exsc, shell in next exsc, exsc in next exsc, shell in next exsc, exsc in 3rd ch of turning chain, turn.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 twenty three times more ending with a row 2. Do NOT fasten off.
With wrong sides together join the working edge to the foundation chain edge as follows:
Ch 2, slip stitch into the corresponding chain of the foundation chain, ch 2, sc into 3rd exdc of shell in working edge, ch 1, slip stitch into corresponding chain of the foundation chain, ch 2, sc into exsc in working edge, ch 1, slip stitch into the corresponding chain of the foundation chain, ch 2, sc into 3rd exdc of shell in working edge, ch 1, slip stitch into corresponding chain of the foundation chain, ch 2, sc into exsc in working edge, ch 1, slip stitch into the corresponding chain of the foundation chain. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
Sometimes a plain infinity cowl just will not do and you want a little bit more to it. By adding a couple drawstrings to the body of the piece you can get not only a cowl but a cute off shoulder warmer (some might call it a mini shrug or capelet)he free crochet pattern More Than Just An Infinity Cowl
Drawstring with Pom Pom’s (make two)
Ch 111. Fasten off
Weave the slip stitched chain through the pattern stitch on the cowl so that when the ends are pulled it will synch up like a drawstring.
Once the chain is in place, add a pom pom the ends of the chain.
Tip: I used the tails of the chain as the center knot on the pom pom to make it a no sew join!
Not sure what I mean about using the tails of the chain as the center knot. Here are some pictures to help.
1: Using a pom pom maker wrap the yarn of choice around. Make note of how many layers you wrap so each pom pom can be the same size.
2: Using sharp scissors cut the center of the pom pom.
3: Use the tail of the drawstring to secure the center knot of the pom pom.
4: I chose to knot mine several times to make sure it would not come undone.
5: You now have a cute pom pom that is already attached to the drawstring so you don’t have to sew anything!
Repeat this process for all the drawstring tails. You could totally use a different color yarn for the pom pom for a different look.
Here is a video I did to help you make a pom pom with the clover pom pom maker incase you have never done it before
I love making quick projects and even wrote a leaflet with Leisure Arts on how to do some fun things! If you too are looking for fun and quick projects go and check out the One Skein or Less book by Marly Bird.