One more note about this pattern before we begin: I made mine using the more traditional star stitch (option A, for those of you who read the spotlight post), but found that it started slanting diagonally. You can see it in some of these pictures, although it's not really noticeable when I wear the cowl. So if you want to do that, it'll still work. But I'm going to write out the pattern using option B (again, referenced in the spotlight post) because it makes a much straighter piece and looks better in every test swatch I made.
Now on to the pattern!
- 1 skein of worsted weight yarn (I used Yarn Bee Aurora Borealis in Spice Market)
- Size N/P (10.00mm) crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch = chain
yo = yarn over
hdc = half double crochet
RS = right side (the outside of the cowl)
WS = wrong side (the inside of the cowl)
4" = 7 star stitch
4" = 7 rows
As written, the cowl is about 7.5" wide and about 30" long
Row 1: (RS) Insert the hook into the 2nd ch from the hook and draw up a loop. Then insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop. Repeat 3 more times until you have 6 loops on your hook. Yo and pull through all 6 loops. Ch 1. [Insert your hook into the eye of the star you just created, and pull up a loop. Insert your hook in between the last two "legs" of the star and pull up a loop. Insert your hook into same stitch where the last loops of previous star were worked and pull up a hook. Insert your hook into the next st and pull up loop. Insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop. Yo and pull through all 6 loops. Ch 1] 11 times, turn
Row 2: (WS) Ch 2, Work 1 hdc into the first st. Work 2 hdc into the eye of each star from the previous row. At the end of the row, work 1 hdc in the last st, turn
Repeat rows 1-2 until your cowl is your desired length. I repeated the rows 24 more times, for a total of 25 star stitch rows, but you can make your cowl longer or shorter. Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.