Lately I’ve become obsessed with the Victorian Era and the Renaissance, and I’ve been reading quite a bit about King Henry VIII as well as watching the Tudors collection. I am absolutely in love with the style of dress from that time period. Since I’m also obsessed with cowls right now and I’m always obsessed with crochet and crafting, I decided to join my three passions and work up this Victorian style cowl. It can also be worn in Steampunk fashion. I hope you enjoy working this up as much as I enjoyed cre8ting it! Happy Hookin’
Each row will end with a turning chain (ch 3) which will be counted as 1st dc in next row
Last stitch of each row will be in the top of the turning chain of previous row
Redheart “With Love” Yarn in Black
5.5 or 6.0 hook- depending on your tension. This was made with a 5.5 hook
1 button (preferably shank button in Victorian style)
dc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as first dc)
dc till end (26 st) (last dc will be in top of starting chain of previous row)
Chain 3 turn and dc till end (26)
Complete 7 rows of 26 dc in the same manner
8th row- 20 dc, ch 1, skip st, 4dc in next st, skip 3 st, ch 1, 4dc in turning ch of previous row, ch 3, turn
9th row- 4dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, 4dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk 3, dc to end (17 st), ch 3, turn
10th row- 14dc, ch 1, 4dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, 4dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, 4dc in turning ch of previous row, ch 3, turn
11th row- 4dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, 4dc in ch 1 sp, continue is same manner, completing 3 clusters of 4dc, ch 1, ski 3, dc till end (11 st), ch 3, turn
12th row- 8 dc, ch 1, 4dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, 4dc in ch 1 sp, continue in same manner completing 4 clusters of 4dc, ch 3 turn
13th row- 4dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, 4dc in ch 1 sp, continue is same manner, completing 3 clusters of 4dc,
ch 1, ski 3, dc till end (5 st), ch 3, turn
14th row- 2dc, ch 1, 4dc in ch 1 sp, continue all the way to end in same manner, finish last 4dc cluster with 1tc
This will complete one side of the cowl
On straight edge of cowl, where you began add yarn and dc across entire row (26st) for 8 rows more.
After those 8 rows begin pattern from 8th row on.
Finish up- in last cluster add and stitch across back of cowl, 4hdc in each of the spaces between 4dc clusters and 2sc in regular dc rows, finish by adding 3dc in other corner (4dc cluster). Fasten off and weave in ends.
Add button on second full cluster up from bottom and use space between clusters on the adjoining side to fasten. When worn fold over in back and position on neck.