Mermaid Dreams Cowl Free pattern
The Mermaid Dreams Cowl is a free pattern below. It’s a little different to our usual patterns but I love the texture on this one. I also love how playing with colour can change the look of this one and really make the stitch pattern pop!
This one has been designed in several sizes – age 2-3, 4-12, teen and adult! And it is perfect for using some some scraps or part used skeins.
Operation Christmas Child
I designed the Mermaid Dreams Cowl specifically for Operation Christmas Child. This is a well known appeal each year. Here in the UK we call it the shoebox appeal. Rachel over at Desert Blossom Crafts wanted to set up a crocheted version for children. She asked several designers if they would like to contribute. How could I say no?? I was assigned a girl’s cowl.
Isn’t this stitch perfect for a girl’s cowl? Every little girl I know either really loves unicorns or mermaids. So there was no doubt in my mind that this was the stitch pattern I was going to use.
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- Between 100 – 220 yards of #4 weight yarn of your choosing. I used Caron Simply Soft for the multi-coloured one. pain pox aran for the purple one, and stylecraft for the browns.
- 5mm hook
- Stitch markers (recommended)
- Tapestry needle
Gauge: 8 fsc = 2’’ You can always increase the height by adding repeats
Sizing: The Mermaid Dreams Cowl pattern is written for several sizes. Your foundation row should be as follows but an inch or so will not make a difference on a cowl!
- Age 2-3 years – 23’’
- Age 4-10 years – 27’’
- Teen – 29’’
- Adult – 31’’
- Ss – slip stitch
- sc–single crochet
- fsc – foundation single crochet
- tc – treble crochet
- YO—yarn over
- FO—fasten off
- Written in US terms
- Chain 1 does not count as a stitch unless specifically stated.
- Chain 4 counts as a tc stitch
- The pattern separates the sizes as 2-3 (4-10/ teen/adult) where this distinction is necessary.
- We recommend that you place stitch markers to mark the first stitch of the row.
- This cowl is worked bottom up in one continuous piece with right sides always facing you.
Treble crochet –
YO twice, insert into next stitch, YO and pull through (4 loops on hook), YO and pull through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), YO and pull through 2 loops on hook (1 loop on hook). You can find our YouTube tutorial on this below
I much prefer the look of foundation stitches. I think they make the finished product look so much better! Here is our tutorial (there is also a left handed version on our YouTube channel!
In Color A:
Round 1 – FSC 88 (104/112/128) (see special stitches)
Round 2 – Ch1, sc in the first st (mark it with a stitch marker), sc in each st around. SS to join. FO
Join Color B to first stitch of previous round:
Round 3 – Ch4, 6tc in same st, ch1, sk7 sts, *7tc in next st, ch1, sk7 sts* Rep from * to * around. SS to join. FO
Join Color A to the first tc of any shell on round 3:
Round 4 – Ch1, sc in the first tc of the shell and in each of the next 6 tc, in the ch1 sp sc over the top of this and into the 4th sk st from round 2 (see fig photo). *Sc in the first tc of the next shell and in each of the next 6 tc, (see fig photo) in the ch1 sp sc over the top of this and into the 4th sk st from round 2 (see fig photo) * Rep from * to * around.
Round 5 – Ch1, sc in each st around
Join Color C to any st above the one that is worked over the ch1 space from round 4 (see figure photo):
Round 6 – Ch4, work 6 tc into the same st, ch1, sk7, *7tc into the next st, ch1, sk7* Rep from * to * around. Ss to the top of the ch4 to join.
Join color A to the first tc of any shell on round 6
Round 7 – Repeat round 4
Round 8 – Repeat round 5
Round 9 onwards – Repeat rounds 6-8 another 2 (4/5/6) times
FO and weave in ends
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