Designed by Brenda K. B. Anderson
This crochet cowl was inspired by the stackable jelly bracelets of the 1980s. It’s fun to watch each tube stripe up in a new color. The cowl is also easy to customize by simply removing or adding tubes.
FINISHED SIZE: Size S with directions for sizes M and L in parentheses. Each tube measures about 22″ (56 cm) in circumference and about ¾” (2 cm) tall. Sample is shown with 8 tubes. Cowl will stretch at least 2″ (5 cm) in circumference to fit over the head. Button strap measures 8 (9, 10)” (20.5 [23, 25.5] cm) long, including about 2″ (5 cm) of overlap when buttoned.
YARN: Sportweight (#2 Fine) Shown here: Zitron Unisono (100% virgin superwash wool; 328 yd [300 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #1203, 2 skeins. Yarn distributed by Skacel Collection, Inc.
HOOK: Size F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS: Stitch marker (m); yarn needle; 1½” (3.8 cm) button; embroidery needle or sewing needle and thread (if the button holes are too small for an embroidery needle and yarn to fit through).
GAUGE: 20 sts and 14 rounds = 4″ [10 cm] in hdcbb stitch pattern worked in the round. You can also check your gauge by working 1 tube and checking the fit.