I wanted to make a couple of quick neck warmers for some friends in Paris and was looking for a stitch pattern that would show off the beautiful fans or shells that are so easily crocheted. I also wanted to share some of the beautiful local yarn that I have in my stash.
So check out the free crochet pattern for I’m a Fan Cowl! It’s another 1-1 cowl that can be made in one afternoon with one skein of yarn. It’s a perfect project for a luxury yarn because it won’t bust your budget since it only uses one skein.
It’s crocheted in rounds, so there’s no sewing. It’s also made by working several rows, and then turning your work upside down to use the unused loop of the starting chain. This forms the beautiful fans on both ends of the cowl.
If you’d like to change the length of the cowl, just make sure you chain a multiple of 8.
What You’ll Need:
- 230 yards of DK weight white yarn.
- I used a beautiful Virginia yarn: Kismet Sleek DK in Michegan Cherry for the red one. It’s 50% silk and 50% merino, and is soft and luxurious. It also makes the fans really pop!
- I used a Maryland Yarn for the blue/green one. It’s Neighborhood Fiber Company Studio DK in Medfield. It’s 100% Superwash Merino and has the most beautiful color variations!
- Crochet Hook Size I (5.5 mm) and J (6 mm)
- Yarn Needle to weave in ends
- Using smaller hook, in pattern 5” = 3 fans
- Cowls measures 11” across (22” circumference) and 8 ½” long
- CH = chain
- SS = slip stitch
- ST = stitch
- SC = Single crochet
- SK = skip
- DC = double crochet
- SP = space
- V-Stitch (V-ST) =( DC, CH 1, DC) into same ST
- CH 112. SS to 1st ST to join, making sure not to twist.
- Round 1 – CH 1. In same ST as SS, *SC. SK3. 9 DC in next. SK 3.* Repeat around. SS to 1st SC to join.
- Round 2 – CH 4. DC in same ST.(This will form a starting V-stitch when you join at the end of this round) CH 5. *SK entire 9-DC shell. V-ST in in SC. CH 5.* Repeat around. SS to 3rd CH of beginning CH-4 to join.
- Round 3 – Loosely SS to center of starting V-stitch. Loosely SS to CH-5 SP. (You are just moving your hook to the proper place to begin this row). *SC into 5th DC in fan from row 1 enclosing the CH-5 from row 2. 9 DC in center of V-ST.* Repeat around. SS to 1st SC to join.
- Rounds 4- 9 – Repeat rounds 3 & 4 (3 times)
- Fasten off.
- Turn project upside down. You’ll be working on the unused side of the starting CH. Change to larger hook.
- Round 1 on other side – *SC opposite the SC in round 1. SK 3 ST. 9 DC into ST opposite DC in round 1. SK 3.* Repeat around. SS to 1st SC to join.
- Rounds 2-11 – Repeat rounds 3 & 4 above (4 times) I did an extra set of rows on this side to make it lay nicely on the neck.
- Finish off. Weave in ends.