The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree is often described as the most colorful tree in the world because of the various colors of bark on the trunk and I felt that was a good match for this colorful crochet cowl.
This cowl is easily worked with just one skein of Mandala Thick & Quick yarn or another bulky yarn. The pattern was designed to be warm and cozy and add some texture with a mixture of circles and lines.
The cowl is worked as a rectangular scarf and then seamed to create an easy slip on cowl.
If you prefer, just leave it as a scarf and tuck in your coat or use a cute shawl pin to keep the ends together.
Yarn: (brand, weight, color, yardage) – Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick, 5.3 oz/150 g, Turbine, 87 yd/79 m
Hook: N/P, 10 mm
Techniques and Abbreviations:
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- frtc – front raised treble crochet
- puff st – puff stitch
- yo – yarn over
- Front raised treble crochet – yo twice, insert hook into the front right of the stem of the sc two rows below (or around the frtc two rows below), then complete the tc in the regular way.
- Puff stitch – yo, insert hook in st or sp, yo and pull up a loop even with hook) 4 times, yo and draw through all 9 loops on hook, ch 1 to close.
Notes & Details
Gauge: 4” x 4” – 1 puff/frtc/1 puff stitch combo x 7 rows of alternating sc rows/puff & frtc rows
Finished measurements/sizing: Worked flat – 29 ½ inches long x 5 inches tall
The chain 1 to close the puff stitch does not count as an additional stitch and is merely used to close up the puff better and make the top flatter. It is not worked into in the next row.
To extend the length of the scarf, work a multiple of 5 +1 in your foundation row.
To make it taller, just work more rows.
You can either seam the ends together as noted in the pattern or leave loose and use a shawl pin to close.
Rainbow Eucalyptus Cowl Written Pattern:
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each stitch to end. (45 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in first st and each st across.
Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in first st, *frtc in next sc 2 rows below, sc in next st, 1 puff st in next st, 1 sc in next st; repeat from * to the end of the row.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, *skip the ch 1 st that closed the puff stitch and work 1 sc in next four sts; repeat from * to end of row. (45 sts)
Row 5 – 9: Repeat rows 3-4.
Turn the scarf upside down so that the foundation row is at the top and the wrong side is facing up.
Seam along edge as shown in graphic with a row of sc worked through both sides.
Finish and weave in ends.