An allover, easy-to-memorize pattern is used in the Bonfire Cowl. Featuring crochet shells on the edge, this longer cowl gives the wearer a number of draping options — which makes it perfect for cozying up next to a bonfire at the beach.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: Approx. 40” circumference x 8” height
Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10cm] in pattern st
Gauge is not critical to this project, but may affect the amount of yarn needed.
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Cleo (100% Mercerized Cotton; 125 yards [114 meters]/50 grams): #130 Red (A, 1 hank), #121 Apricot (B, 1 hank), #140 Yellow (C, 1 hank)
Needle: US size 8 (5mm) 30” circular
Notions: Stitch marker, US size 8/H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Fire Lace Pattern (multiple of 4 sts)
Rnds 1-2: Knit.
Rnd 3: *Yo, k1, yo, sssk; rep from * around.
Rnds 4-6: Knit.
Rnd 7: *Yo, sssk, yo, k1; rep from * around. Move marker 1 st to the left.
Rnd 8: Knit.
Rep Rnds 1-8 for patt.
Work 8 Rnds with A.
Work (1 Rnd with B, 1 Rnd with A) for 4 rnds.
Work 8 rnds with B.
Work (1 Rnd with C, 1 Rnd with B) for 4 rnds.
Work 8 Rnds with C.
With A, CO 200 sts. Join without twisting, pm between first and last st.
Work Fire Lace Pattern even in Color Sequence for 40 rnds.
BO loosely. Do not cut yarn. Place last st on crochet hook.
Rnd 1: Work 1 rnd of sc in BO edge, keeping work flat. Join with sl st.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, *sk 2 sc, work 5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 sc, sl st in next sc; rep from * around.
Join with sl st. Fasten off.
Join A in first st of CO edge.
Work as for Upper Edging.
Weave in ends. Block.