Isn’t this just a fun take on a cowl? I like to call it a crochet necklace cowl. This is a series of crocheted tubes that can be left full or flattened out for several different styles and looks. The Corona Cowl is designed by Brenda K. Anderson and the pattern can be found in the book Quick Crocheted Accessories.
Quick Crocheted Accessories is a wonderful addition to your crochet book library. There are 23 different patterns that all use three skeins or less of yarn. All the patterns are accessories that can be crocheted pretty quickly and customized to your style. The Corona Cowl is the second pattern in the book and they used bright colors in a multicolor yarn. The book includes directions on stitches and helpful hints along the way. I found the pattern easy to follow and repeat for each tube. Check it out on Amazon and use the Look Inside feature to see the list of patterns.
Working it Up
This pattern is for an intermediate beginner. It does require going around a post as part of the stitch. The directions are clear though, so this is something most crocheters could tackle.
You can decide how many tubes you want in your cowl. It took me 1.5 hours per tube to crochet. Then I spent about 45 minutes for wrap to go around. Again, this is flexible and you can use it or not. The overall project time is 6 -9 hours depending on how many tubes and whether you include the wrap.
Here are some lessons learned for this pattern:
Fold your work in half to work in the round and get into the posts more easily. This is so important on the first and second rows. Folding it will keep your chain and foundation row straight and on track. I frogged two because I didn’t realize until I started on the next row that it was twisted. Make sure to fold your work in half and make sure it doesn’t twist when you join that first row.
When you finish all the rows, it will look strange and you will be wondering where things went wrong. Where you end your last row will stick out and so will the row you began on. When you fold the two together, it fits like a puzzle piece. So, don’t think you are doing anything wrong! It is meant to work that way.
Different Ways to Style – Very Versatile
After I finished the first tube, I wondered exactly how this would all fit together, but once I got the second one done, I was in love. I crocheted four tubes to use in my crochet necklace cowl. You can crochet more or less depending on what you want your final look to be. This can be styled in so many ways and I could see it with other yarns and colors too.
Pattern – Corona Cowl from Quick Crocheted Accessories
Time to complete – 7 hours
Difficulty – intermediate beginner
What do you think about this necklace cowl?
Have you made this pattern or anything from this book?